Tuesday, August 9, 2016

The Clouds Of Promise

Last weekend while ministering in Salem, Oregon, an image began to develop over the heads of the people who filled the sanctuary of the church where I was preaching. I saw small clouds filled with precipitation on the verge of release floating above their heads. I asked the Lord what these clouds represented. He said, ”These are clouds of promise I have assigned to follow the people. Some of them think I have forgotten the promises I made, but I have not. I am about to rain down My presence upon them as an act of fulfillment.”

I began to see funnel clouds like small tornadoes extend downward from these clouds.  The tornadoes began to stir the environment of each person above whom the cloud floated.  This stirring was in preparation for the coming fulfillment of promises made in the past. God had assigned these promises to follow their lives to this point in time.  As we continued to worship, the rain of God’s goodness began to fall on the dry places to moisten seeds of promise to begin sprouting their provision.

In each worship service, I shared this image before I preached my planned message. I asked those in attendance to stand if this word was from them. People all across the sanctuary stood.  As they stood, I saw their heads entering these clouds of promise where the rain of revelation and fulfillment began to turn the dry places of disbelief and disillusionment into a moist and fertile place of possibility.

As the clouds of promise began to surround the thinking of the people who stood, I began to sense the fragrance that comes when a summer rain moistens dry earth giving off that wet earth smell announcing the coming of a new crop. 

If you feel like the promises of God have passed you by and are gone forever, God wants you to know His promises have continued to follow your life. They have never departed. They have been waiting at the intersection of His timing and the rising of your faith. No matter where you find yourself in this moment – stand up in faith. Literally. Stand up right now! Stand as a prophetic act and let your head enter the cloud of promise. God has not forgotten you. This is the day that will mark the beginning of a new harvest.

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