This week our periscope prayer meetings twice broke a thousand people agreeing with us in prayer. But the thing that really shocked me was that there were people from all the countries of the world: Ukraine, China, Indonesia, Iceland, Yugoslavia, Africa ~ and more importantly a miracle of mustard seed that happened in France (the full story will be in a yet-to-be written a blog). Wow!
As these prayer meetings were going on I suddenly I saw a vision of the planet earth surrounded by a bubble, or a cloud-covering of His Spirit. In this vision I saw the 24 elders around the throne, which represent the 24 times zones on the earth. In this incredibly simple vision I could see the periscope prayer meeting was becoming a link for prayer warriors to agree in the Spirit around the world at one time.
As the vision continued over the next few days, I constantly saw more progressive scenes of the glory of God. It was like a tsunami wave covering the globe and subduing all of the anger and threats from terrorists and activists across the earth. The angels were literally finding them and throwing them into the fire, while God was preparing for the good harvest of good clean prosperous wheat. What I was seeing was nothing that man could do, organize, or accomplish. It was totally done by the will of the Spirit.
The Scripture says, “No flesh should glory in His presence.” I am now seeing how complete this word is. God literally wants us to turn all of our activity over to heaven, so the first sentence in the Lord’s Prayer is fulfilled: “Thy will be done in earth as it is in heaven.” All of my life I’ve tried to prepare to be a good and prosperous leader ~ not knowing that what I really needed to do was turn the leadership over to God and follow His will, and what He and heaven were doing on earth.
“Now God has us where He wants us, with all the time in this world and the next to shower grace and kindness upon us in Christ Jesus. Saving is all His idea, and all His work. All we do is trust Him enough to let Him do it. It’s God’s gift from start to finish! We don’t play the major role. If we did, we’d probably go around bragging that we’d done the whole thing! No, we neither make nor save ourselves. God does both the making and saving. He creates each of us by Christ Jesus to join Him in the work He does, the good work He has gotten ready for us to do, work we had better be doing.”
Pastor Richard Gazowsky