Revival Prayer Ride in Rain on 1st February
I was camping at 12 mile reserve on Lake Wakatipu. Through the night the wind began gusting powerfully, my two man tent shaking violently but holding together in the wind. At around 6.30 am I got up and decided to pack-up and go, because I wasn’t going to be making coffee and breakfast in that wind. After crawling out of my tent I looked up the lake towards Glenorchy and the sky was black. So, I packed and departed as quick as I could to try outrun the rain, but I failed.
I rode in and out of rain, over the Crown Range to Wanaka and then turned into the full storm as I rode into Haast Pass. After over two hours I saw a café with a covered veranda that I could ride under. The Makaroa Country Café. I was glad to be out the rain and having my first coffee of the day while getting some breakfast.
Its my pattern to read the bible and journal each morning, so that’s what I did.
I read Exodus 14:14 “The Lord will fight for you; you only need to be still.” And encouraged myself in the faith, thinking no panic, no reacting, just still quiet obedience. And Exodus 4:19 “Then the angel of God, who had been travelling in front of Israel’s army, withdrew and went behind them.”
I asked the Holy Spirit, is there an angel travelling in
front of me?
Here is what I heard the Holy Spirit say to me.
“There are more angels doing more than any person knows. It’s not really your business, they serve you at my will. And they are delighted with and energised by your quiet trust and obedience. Your stillness in storms puts a smile on their faces. My angels can’t make you be still, but as you become still you enable them to protect and proceed before you in the spiritual realm.
My angels are powerful and can devastate and destroy. The enemy does resist them, and while weaker in the same realm the enemy is not without power. The dark angels, or demons as you know them, are empowered by the fears, anxiety, and allegiance of people to their lies.”
“When you are engaged with demons, in wrestling with them. My angels hold back. They risk destroying you if they enter your engagement. But when you are still, quietly trusting me, with a clear testimony, and bold obedience; my angels can release their full strength against the demonic forces harassing you.”
Our prayers and
I then asked if in Exodus 14 the Holy was directing the
angelic host through Moses intercession.
He said, yes. I asked why? And this is what I heard in my
I gave earth to mankind, to govern and enjoy. Therefore, I only exercise my will and my authority, along with my governance and power on earth through people. If I came as I am, my holy nature would destroy all that I love because of sin. So, since Noah all my authority and power has been exercised on earth through a person’s faith. This is why Jesus came, this is the heart behind his cry: “When the Son of Man comes will he find faith on earth?” Luke 18:8.
I continued to hear my friend the Holy Spirit saying.
In quiet trust, confident testimony, and courageous obedience you direct my angelic host to set my people free from demonic schemes and strongholds. When my faithful remnant intercede together with Jesus Christ, heaven and earth become one; and angels are released and empowered to destroy and scatter demonic strongholds in the spiritual realm. This is what happened as Moses prayed in Exodus 14. and continues to happen as my people pray today. My people don’t need to understand this for it to be so; they need to trust me with their whole heart and clear testimony.
I called Moses to go and pray, he did. He had little idea of what was happening because he prayed, and you also have little idea of what is happening when pray and obey.
As the Holy Spirit continued, I heard him say; “you will win victory in my name that will send ripples through the spiritual realm. This is what you felt in Balclutha, when your heart leaped within you. You became aware of the effects of the prayers of my faithful remnant in that place both from the past and in this time.” Read more on this here: http://chasingtruth.nz/2019/03/06/revival-prayer-while-riding-with-the-holy-spirit-part-2
Convicted and Encouraged
This is incredible. I am convicted and encouraged to see the essential place of prayer in the kingdom of Jesus Christ, and in everything of church. I am learning that as I pray in unity with heaven I am working effectively in ministry.
This is exciting. Will you schedule a few minutes when you quietly sit and ask the Holy Spirit to lead you in praying with Jesus in intercession?
Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them. Hebrews 7:25