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A Message Burning in My Heart From The Lord
Posted: 2011-09-30 11:48:40 by: David Nelson
A Message Burning In My Heart From The Lord by David Nelson 9-28-11
Jesus once said to Martha, Mary has chosen the one thing (to hear me) but you have been distracted by many things. We should also sit at Jesus’ feet and listen to Him. (Lk. 10:38-42) In this writing I would like to give a message that is burning in my heart. It has to do with the one thing mentioned above, but it also has to do with a prophetic message from the Lord concerning His Church for our time.
Like Mary, if we will clear away other things, go to prayer, look up and turn our ears to Him, and hear what He is saying to us, we will get fire in our hearts. But we are not to remain alone, the Lord wants us to find another person to share with and receive from so that we become a functioning Body, helping and changing one another. Church begins with two, one part of the Body ministering to another part of the Body, and growing from there. Jesus said, whenever 2 or 3 gather in my name there I am in the midst. Of course, He is with one person too but there must be at least two to have a Body or Church connection.
So, if you want to hear His voice and do His will, that is excellent. Is there anyone around you who sincerely wants that too? You may feel that you are alone and maybe God has not shown you anyone who wants to follow His will like you do. But if God does show you one, two, or more people who are willing to seek Him with you to find His will together, then get together in His name, and God’s great goal of Church begins!
Please understand, it can’t be just anyone that you connect with, it has to be someone who wants to hear the Lord, who is willing to do whatever He says, who wants to seek the Lord with you to discover real church. By “real church” I mean this: we must ask these things, where is the Lord, what will He say to us, we must be sure it is Him, we want only what He says, we are tired of what goes on at church meetings that is not the Lord!
Here are a couple of examples of hearing from the Lord clearly (two from the Scriptures and one from a real life church experience). In the book of Jeremiah (chapters 28,29 and 42), Jeremiah the prophet was asked by the people to inquire of the Lord, what saith the Lord, what does the Lord want us to do? Other (false) prophets were saying, we must resist the kingdom of Babylon, we will break their yoke soon and go hide in Egypt. As Jeremiah waited on a word from the Lord, one day went by, and he heard nothing from the Lord. The 2nd day? Nothing. The 3rd and 4th and 5th days? Nothing. How many days must he wait? I guess he could wait a whole year for the Lord to speak. Jeremiah was the type that if God didn’t speak then he would say nothing. We should be that way too. The Word says after 10 days the word of the Lord came to him. And God said the opposite of what everyone else was saying. God said build houses in Babylon and surrender to them for 70 years. The people really did not like this word, it seemed so strange and unlike things God had said before. But if we are to hear God then we must really hear God and know it is Him. My sheep will know my voice and they will follow me.
Another Biblical example of hearing only the Lord is when Jesus told His disciples in the book of Acts to wait in Jerusalem for the coming of the Holy Spirit. Then Jesus ascended back to heaven. What did He mean, they might have asked? What does He want us to do? We are to wait in Jerusalem until the Holy Spirit comes on us. So, how long must we wait? How will we know when the Holy Spirit comes? Will we have to wait 3 days, 1 week, 2 weeks, 1 month, 1 year? They must have thought, we will wait till the Holy Spirit comes, and we will know when the Lord shows us, “This is it,” we will know His voice and we will know when He has done it. So how long did they have to wait? Did they have to wait one year for Him to answer and give His gift? Would we wait that long? No, the Scripture says the Holy Spirit came in 10 days.
My last example comes from a small group in Argentina. A certain missionary was tired of God not speaking and why do we keep doing the stuff we are doing? He asked, where is the Lord in all our efforts and activities? So he said, I’m going to get together with a few people who are as tired of not hearing from God as I am, we will stop with all our activities and just ask, has the Lord said anything to anyone today? So this missionary gathered with a small group of people with no sermons, no songs, no nothing, just one question, did the Lord say anything to anyone tonight? That’s what he would ask his people each evening they gathered, after they sought the Lord, did the Lord reveal anything to anyone tonight? One night, a shy lady said, I think the Lord said to me to hit the table in this room with my hand, but I’m not sure it was really the Lord. God said nothing to anyone else. So from time to time at these gatherings, this lady would say at the end of the evening, I’m not sure, but I think the Lord wants me to hit the table with my hand. She was not really ready to obey this until she was sure it was the Lord. Some time went by, and one night the group decided to march around the table and all of them hit the table with their hands (but the one lady did not do it). Nothing happened. At some point the lady said, I really think I am supposed to hit the table, the Lord keeps impressing me, and I will do it. When she hit the table, a great revival began that night in Argentina that started in the 1940’s. Future gatherings included very anointed prayer times and such a great flowing of tears that the ground for revival was plowed and broken up, and the flood gates of God were opened. That revival may still be going today, and some people who visited it came back to the U.S. with an anointing on their lives from that revival. Some say that the Brownsville revival in Pensacola, Florida, was sparked by this Argentina revival.
So, what will we do? My burning message, is get close to Him, hear Him, do what He says, and then find one, two, or more people who will seek the Lord together and be the church He is looking for—a Church who will hear only Him and wait for whatever He says. I’ve experienced the beginnings of revival in Louisiana, Georgia, Iowa, and Missouri since 1999 where I found people who would say yes. If you are doing that where you are, I rejoice! Let me know how it is going for you. I’d love to come and visit your move of God and learn. If you need a friend to seek the Lord with, I will do whatever I can for you. The Lord wants you and He wants His Church to become all that He wants. He will build it, what is He showing you to do? Be courageous; don’t be afraid, God will be victorious in each of our lives.
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