Thursday, September 19, 2019

Blessing of Watching & Waiting

Isaiah 21:6-10 & Daniel 7:2, 13 & John 8:28 & Ephesians 1:18

Isaiah’s response to the vision of Babylon’s destruction is followed by a strong sense of divine revelation. Like him, we are called to be a watchman; to post a look-out; to stand on the “word of the Lord” rather than to lightly and thoughtlessly identify with the world system (which Babylon represents).
Garris wrote about a “high-definition” version of prophetic insight that God is releasing to accelerate the rate of the world’s transformation and reformation. “Just like high-definition photography and television provide cleaner lines of the image being portrayed, so it will be with you. Vaguely defined and blurry prophetic imagery will give way to profound clarity.”

In the name of Jesus Christ,
      I bless your spirit with high
      definition clarity.
Listen for what He says to you—
      look for what He shows you:
      Go! Be a watchman
      to declare what you see.

I pray that the eyes of your heart
      are enlightened.
Be a watchman and post a lookout:
      Stand on your guard post
      extremely alert; be still and wait
      patiently for God.
      Keep watch in order to see;
      keep looking—keep looking.

Without bending to intimidation,
      may you respond with resolute
      strength—persevering daily
      and all the nights.

Wait for God’s word to be given
      and speak it reliably without
      fabrication or falsity.
Tell only what you see and hear
      in order to get the right message
      and to get the message right.

May you speak with certainty,
      without skirting around the truth;
      no longer vague about the truth,
      delaying to give the truth,
      over-stretching the truth,
      or avoiding telling the whole truth.

I bless you with trustworthiness, reliable
      character and passion to speak
      His truth in love.

In the end, His sign will be fulfilled:
      watch for the signs, record
      and report what you see.

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