Last week I was blessed to be a part of the Australian Prophetic Summit held in Brisbane. My spirit was excited and stirred as confirming words were shared as we prayed into what God has ahead for His people.
In the lead up to the Summit, I spent a lot of time in prayer and worship. God placed the song “Refiners Fire” on my lips and I sang it for weeks in the lead up to the Summit. I believe it was a cry of His heart for His children.
“Purify my heart, let me be as Gold…. PURE GOLD! Purify my heart, cleanse me from my sin… DEEP WITHIN. REFINERS FIRE, my hearts one desire, is to be Holy, SET APART for YOU LORD, ready to do YOUR WILL.” (Excerpt of Lyrics by Brian Doerksen)
God is preparing (refining and purifying His Bride) the Body of Christ across this Nation and the Nations of this World, so they will be ready to take the steps into the New Land and New Territory He is giving us for His Kingdom. (Deut 11:9-15, Josh 1:1-5, Is 54)
ONE ON ONE He is longing to do a work in us as individuals. A ONE ON ONE - SHAPING, REFINING, PURIFYING of His Children. It is between YOU and HIM and as you allow Him to do this, He will call you forward to start taking the Kingdom territory He has planned for you. Whether it is in your ministry, your workplace, your finances, your family, He will refine you till you are PURE and READY to do His Will and He will give you all you need as you do it.
OPEN VISION: PURE CHILDEN IN DEEP LIVING WATERS
During worship time at the Summit, we were singing about “the Rivers are Rising”. God took me to an open vision where I saw myself as I am (the flesh) treading water, working hard trying to keep my head above water as I was way out of my depth. But then He showed me a new born baby being held in the hands of its Father, as it was taken into deep waters.
I don’t know if you have seen a baby being held by a parent in the water, when learning to swim for the first time? But as the parent holds the baby, they lower them into the water till often it is just their precious little faces poking out. The babies (more often than not) love the feeling of being in the water and they kick with delight, but the whole time their eyes are LOCKED on the parent holding them. After a while in the water they learn to relax and calm themselves to rest as they are held by the parent, with their little faces poking out of the water. You can lower them a little under the water and they often start kicking with delight again as they come back up with EYES wide open locked on their parent.
God said to me “ Helen, when I call you out into deep waters, you see YOURSELF as you are in the FLESH, treading water and working hard to do good and to keep your head above the water. But that is not what I am calling you to do. I want My Children to start seeing themselves as this NEWBORN baby, a PURE CHILD and held in My hands. And as I take you out into deep Living waters, I want you to LOCK EYES with Me! I want you to DELIGHT in the deep waters where I take you. I want you to be able to REST in ME, KNOWING that I HAVE YOU, I HOLD YOU, YOU ARE SAFE IN MY HANDS."
“You will be a crown of splendor in the Lord’s hand, a royal diadem in the hand of your God.” Is 62:3 NIV
Stop seeing yourself as the FLESH! I am calling you to UNDERSTAND and KNOW YOUR IDENTIY! YOU ARE MY CHILD, a CHILD OF THE KING and I am REFINING and PURIFYING you to be My PURE NEWBORN CHILD so I can take you in the deepest waters and you can rest and delight in Me, as I move you into all I have planned for you.”