“‘Yes indeed, it won’t be long now.’ God’s Decree. ‘Things are going to happen so fast your head will swim, one thing fast on the heels of the other. You won’t be able to keep up. Everything will be happening at once—and everywhere you look, blessings! Blessings like wine pouring off the mountains and hills. I’ll make everything right again for My people Israel:
“‘They’ll rebuild their ruined cities.
They’ll plant vineyards and drink good wine.
They’ll work their gardens and eat fresh vegetables.
And I’ll plant them, plant them on their own land.
They’ll never again be uprooted from the land I’ve given them.’
God, your God, says so.” Amos 9:13-15 Message
About 22 or so years ago, my friend Mary and I would take Wednesday nights and alternate between her house and mine, praying and interceding, declaring and proclaiming over our families, churches and leaders. I remember having a vision and seeing an overhead window and the Lord spoke to me, “I’m getting ready to open the windows of heaven and pour out a blessing you don’t have room to contain.”
Sixteen years ago during a time of intercessory prayer time, I saw the same window with a hand on the latch, the word I heard was, “Get ready, it’s coming!” This came at a time of tremendous personal struggle and warfare. Funny how God does that!
Again as I gathered to pray with a my friend, Judy, early one morning about 10 years ago, I saw the window bulging and I heard the Lord say, “You’d better run! The blessing that’s coming is about to bury you alive! You won’t be able to outrun this blessing, for have I not said it, and will I not hasten my Word to perform it?”
Each time I’ve heard the Lord speak this, it’s always been proceeded by times of testing either in our church or in our personal lives, but there’s been such an excitement in my spirit, an anticipation of what is to come.
Since we bought our home 1 1/2 years ago, We’ve had some stuff happen that has been crazy. Walt became dizzy and started falling. Since February of this year, he’s been under some extreme situations with his health. He fell and broke a vertebrae, had surgery, reacted to the narcotics, was in rehab, had hammer-toe surgery to fix his toe that he was fighting infection in. During that surgery, they reported he may have congestive heart failure. Because of the Covid, doctors offices were closed or only seeing patients via teleconference calls.
Since I’m writing this early to post during his recovery time, He has had open-heart bypass surgery after 2 weeks in the hospital undergoing tests, treatment, pneumonia all while not being allowed up to see him because of them not allowing visitors. Talk about testing!
But hear me today as I repeat this: ‘Things are going to happen so fast your head will swim, one thing fast on the heels of the other. You won’t be able to keep up. Everything will be happening at once—and everywhere you look, blessings! Blessings like wine pouring off the mountains and hills. I’ll make everything right again for My people Israel.”
God has His foot on the accelerator! It’s coming fast and there’s nothing that can keep you from the blessings He’s pouring out on you. Stop looking at what happened and begin rejoicing that you made it through it. Stop looking at the losses and focus on the blessing.
I’m blessed because I can still see, hear, touch, taste and smell. I’m blessed to have a home, a car, a job and money in the bank. I lay my head in bed each night, grateful to be alive and whole. I’m blessed because I can be a blessing to others. To give words of encouragement that bring hope every day. I’m blessed because I chose Jesus as my Lord and Savior.
Stay Focused On Jesus,