The Birth of a New Thing, a Promise From Old, a Word of Knowledge and Wisdom!
In this “I heard the Lord say…” the Lord showed me to go back to something he gave me over 10 years ago. And as I write and share this now, I know we are living in tumultuous times! But! God’s word is always so timely, and yet timeless at the same time.
Before I give you the word, I say again, I know we are living in tumultuous times, but God is still God and He is on the throne. Our churches have been shut down due to the pandemic. Most of us have been doing live streaming, or videos for our weekly messages of love, hope, and grace from the Bible.
But for some of us, it’s as if we have been standing in a dark place praying for light! We’ve had time away from work, and the world, and have been home with family.
I’ve been hearing more about Ecclesia (called out ones into a civil body) who met regularly in their homes. I say this because of what the Lord told me over ten years ago. What he told me has everything to do with the church today, and our homes today.
So, if you are searching for something today, I’m sharing the entire word the Lord gave me. When he gave it to me I was in the beginning of writing the book, Inside Sarah’s Tent, Birthing God’s Blessings Inside the Home, which was published in 2013. You can find it here on my Shop-For-Love page. But below I’m going to give you what I heard the Lord say to me back then. It is the Lord’s word, not mine. I give him all the glory!!! It is the last chapter of the book.
The Wave of Love and Love Letter From God
This is the love letter the Lord gave me and he entitled it, “The Birth of a New Thing, a Promise From Old, a Word of Knowledge and Wisdom.”
Boyce and I had then just returned from an Open Heaven Conference, and I was fasting and praying for the content of the book, Inside Sarah’s Tent. I felt impressed of the Lord to get a notebook and pen. After I did, I felt words flooding my spirit. The Lord said to me, “Write down the words I am saying, word for word.” In the following paragraphs is the letter I got from the Lord, word for word. I have not changed it but have written it here and am sharing it with you just as the Lord shared it with me.
The Lord said, “The church is like Job. We are on the trash heap…we’ve lost so much…our sons and daughters. Just like Job.
“But God is talking to the church. You think you are strong and powerful in your own might, in your own strength, in your sacrifices. But God says, did the church lay the heavens? Did your bring Leviathan forth? Did you place the stars just so?
“The church has been reeling under the influence of the world. God says we’ve taken God off the agenda wanting to do new things. But God says, I’m going to show myself strong. You go to church, you seek riches, you seek favor from mankind. You have chosen recreation more times than not over me. You fill your homes with possessions, yet you don’t live there. You fill your hearts and minds with wordly ideas so I can’t live there. And like Job of old, says the Lord, you’ve lost it all. All the spiritual riches, says the Lord, are lying in heaven waiting, says the Lord, waiting for you to acknowledge, like old Job, that I am God and not you.
“For all your work, says the Lord, you’ve left your houses desolate, the place where I want to live with you. My house is desolate, says the Lord. What good is a home if you don’t live there?
“I want to pour spiritual treasures into your houses, says the Lord. Like Job of old, I want to turn your captivity and bless you, and restore you, and restore the place of my choice to abide.
“I said, Love your neighbor as yourself. But you say, Who is my neighbor? I say, look to the right, look to the left, look forward, look behind you and in front of you. These are your neighbors.
“The church for too long has been ashamed of me, seeking favor of the world and mankind in general. You have practiced church with your mouths moving in tandem with the world.
“But you have robbed me of tithes and offerings. In robbing me, you have robbed yourselves and brought a curse on yourselves. Do you not know that if you seek my favor, I will give you all the favor you need with man?
“I turned Job’s captivity. I will turn yours and the sinner I will send to you for prayer, even as I did Job. His friends I sent to him for him to pray for them. As Job prayed, I turned his captivity. For he sought me for what was best. He did not seek his friends’ advice or his wife’s, but mine.
“In the beginning, Job fancied himself a servant of God. But in the end, Job knew he was my servant and I was his God. And so knew his friends. They all recognized, through Job, that I was God. They all called on me then and not each other. They prayed to me, each one individually. I became a personal God to Job’s friends.
“The church, like Job, thought it got things done through their own strength. But it became a desolate place. Desolate hearts, desolate homes, filled with cursing, revelry, idolatry, and fornication, and murder. But I am becoming personal again to my people. I am going to turn their captivity and build up the old waste places. The waste places are the hearts and minds of my people and their dwelling places. I want to adorn and beautify these places, first with my Spirit. For in my spirit, Job found truth. In truth, he found peace. In peace, he found healing.
“The new wave of anointing and power I am bringing is for people who will willingly invite me back into the home, the dwelling place, and recognize that I am God, the Father, who sent the son to die for their sins.
“For I am Jehovah Nissi. I will be their banner if they will let me be over their home. Inside their home I will bring the promises to their table for food, Jehovah-Jireh, their provider. I will turn the tide of the enemy with this new wave of anointing. But it is not a new thing I bring, says the Lord, but an old thing I bring. It will seem like a new thing because of the mentality of the world today. My son came and died so we could set up our abode, our place of dwelling inside your heart and homes.
“I am a dwelling God, not a random God, but an eternal dwelling God.
“My church chose excitement and pleasures of this world over me. But now I say, choose me. I allowed this choice for a while to test you and for comparison, but now, says the Lord, I say choose me, for I am peace, I am healing, I am the provider. Repent and choose me. I will turn your captivity and bless you as I did Job of old.
“And you will not seek every man his neighbor and say tell me about God, for I will pour my spirit into you inside your home, says the Lord, and talk comfortably to you of myself. I will teach you how to reach out to your neighbor and draw him into this new thing that is of old.
“Power will be given to this new thing that is of old and men will call you priests of the Lord. They will say, surely God is with you here. The wave will be transferable to those who seek you for it. The church because of this will become a strong force over the land, says the Lord, not lofty anymore, but down, on earth, and reachable to the lost.
“Do you not know, Church, that the world around you is dying for a little bit of love? Not your love, but my everlasting love? I say, come to me Church, drink from this new wave. You will not drown, but live. I will say, come, go, sin no more, but live and live well, whole, and blessed.”
Then God told me, “This is the birth of a new thing, a promise from old.”
After reading this word from God, understand that the latter glory of Job was far better and richer than the former glory of Job because Job admitted that God was God and he, Job was a man.
But not just any man, He was a chosen vessel of God to be a servant of God–well, whole, and blessed. God created a real-life, “God moment” in Job’s life. It was pitiful and painful but oh, so powerful. It was a legacy created by God, about God, for Job to hand down to his children and children’s children, even to today, to us, to our children. It is a legacy of changing lives and hearts for the glory of God and for the Kingdom of God, an eternal home for our children, neighbors, our friends and us.
Come, birth the promise of the new wave of love into your life, in your heart, and in your home. It’s God’s promise of old, the promise and legacy of Abraham and Sarah, yet a new thing for us today through Jesus. God is waiting to bless you, love you, save you, and provide for you, and give you and your family life, blessings, and most of all, eternal life. Most of all, he is waiting for you to accept him into your heart and your home so he can send his supernatural wave and flow of love and blessings to you there.
God is calling! Return to your first love, your Father God, through Jesus Christ, His son, and invite Him into your heart and home. He is waiting!
With love and blessing from Romance & the Homestead,
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Till we meet again, God bless!
Author Della Strickland