I HEARD, “REV YOUR ENGINES!”
I heard, “REV YOUR ENGINES!” I am not a race car fan, so this was a very unusual thing to hear. When I asked the Lord about it, I heard that many have been operating in idle too long. Many have been “busy” doing work, even good works, but there has been an idling of the engine. Now that we in the final leg of 5777, the time of grace and completion, it is time to REV OUR ENGINES for the final lap. How do we do that?
Jesus gave us a strong word about idle words in Matthew 12:36, “But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.”
In Strong’s concordance, the word “idle” means, inactive, i.e. unemployed; (by implication) lazy, useless: barren, idle, slow. Unemployed, inactive….FAITHLESS!
We are in a season where it is vital that we plant the earth with Heaven. How? One way is with words of FAITH!
REV your engines. Revving your engine causes acceleration. I also hear that this is a time of acceleration, that there is a compression of time and that is causing great increase and harvest. We need to sow into this season and yield a great reward!
The engine is your spirit man, and the release of activation is through the words of your mouth. We are planting seeds whenever we speak. Are we speaking words of life or death?
We can also rev our engines by releasing seeds of righteousness in accordance with the Spirit, multiplying the Kingdom through investing our gifts and time into building up others.
We also rev our engines by sowing our money into the Kingdom. Are you investing in the Kingdom of God or trying to build your own kingdom? Follow the leading of the Holy Spirit and when you see good ground (His Kingdom being established), sow into it!
5778 is approaching. The number eight symbolizes new beginnings. We are planting seeds now that will lay the foundation for the upcoming year.
The Lord brought to mind Isaiah 51:16, “And I have put my words in thy mouth, and I have covered thee in the shadow of mine hand, that I may plant the heavens, and lay the foundations of the earth, and say unto Zion, Thou art my people.”
I asked Him, “Well, how can we plant the heavens? I understand that you want us to have dominion on the earth, but how do we plant the heavens? You made the heavens and I know we are seated in Christ in heavenly places, but how do we plant the heavens? Isn’t it already filled with your Glory and Kingdom?” I thought about in the natural, how during drought farmers shoot chemicals into the clouds to bring rain and wondered if that was somehow that was to be applied spiritually.
The Lord reminded me of a vision He gave me a few months ago where I saw the whole earth worshipping the Lord, all of creation. Every created thing that I saw was worshipping – the trees, the stars, all beings were declaring “Glory to God,” “You are worthy,” “You are Holy,” “Mighty is Your Name,” “Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord God Almighty,” and so forth. There were depths and heights, dimensions of worship I have never seen or heard before, many sounds but all blending into a crescendo of Glory to the throne of God. I knew in my spirit that angels were joining in, that it was heaven and earth together worshipping our King. As the worship continued, declaring God as the Almighty King of the Universe, I saw bricks being laid – one by one, row upon row becoming a wall, then a fortress. As our worship continued, a host of angels began to strategically position themselves at different places along and in the wall.
At a certain point in worship, the sound began to intensity and there were sounds interspersed of warring shouts. As we were crying out, “You are Holy, Worthy, Almighty, King of Kings,” the angels picked up the words in the spirit and they became weapons in their hands. They hurled them into the darkness and as they exploded, I sensed that camps, or strongholds, of the enemy were being demolished.
I heard the Lord say, “Your worship builds a strong fortress against the attacks of the enemy. When you look to Me in the midst of your circumstances and trials, when you choose to see Me and worship Me, this fortress is being built, brick upon brick. When you see darkness advancing, stay one with Me and continue to worship. I AM greater than anything you see in the natural, I AM the creator of the universe and all things are in MY hands. When you set your eyes upon Me and worship Me in the times when it seems darkness is closing in, I command my angels to go forth and do battle with the enemy on your behalf. Your worship of Me pinpoints the position for their sending. Your faith-filled declarations of who I AM, beyond what you are seeing in the natural, are the weapons that destroy the strongholds of the enemy.”
Later, I looked up scriptures on bricks and it seemed that the references were most often used in judgment. I asked the Lord about that and He impressed upon me to look up the original language. The root of brick means purity. I heard in my spirit that the worship from a pure heart of love for the Lord and trust in His ways is the only way to have a strong fortress that will withstand the attacks against us.
The final thing I heard the Lord say during the vision was, “As the darkness closes in, look to Me, keep your eyes upon Me, set your mind upon the truth of who I AM. Your worship has built a fortress and as you declare who I AM in the times of trouble, I will send forth my angels and they will use your words to tear down the enemy’s camps.”
As I sought Him further, I heard, “Do not fear, worship me only; I am near and I will hear what you speak forth into my ear. I am building a fortress that will protect and defend; nothing of harm will enter in. I AM sending my angels to battle for you; keep your heart pure and your worship true; nothing of harm can come to you. The angels are sent, positioned and ready. Keep your heart pure and your faith steady. Speak forth who I AM and I will command. The angels will go forth and take the land. Now is the time, the Kingdom is at hand. True worship sets in motion fulfillment of My plan.”
“The LORD hath prepared his throne in the heavens; and his kingdom ruleth over all. Bless the LORD, ye his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word. Bless ye the LORD, all ye his hosts; ye ministers of his, that do his pleasure.” (Ps. 103:19-21, KJV)
It is time to set every part of our being in alignment with God’s purpose – to establish His Kingdom on the earth. God honors His word above His name (Ps. 138:2), so proclaim His word, declare it into the atmosphere and the angels will respond and perform it! Our words will seed the atmosphere and the Lord will send His angels to perform it!
He promises us his word will not return void, “So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper [in the thing] whereto I sent it.” (Is. 55:11, KJV)
If you need to build up your faith to rev your engine at a higher level, Jude 1:20 tells us what to do – “But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost.” When I pray in the Holy Spirit, He brings to my mind the understanding and the words to speak forth!
It is time to cross the finish line. We don’t know the day or the hour of the Lord’s return, but we do know that it is His desire to see His Kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven – today and every day – and He is coming for a victorious, overcoming church. It is His desire to plant the heavens and lay the foundations of the earth! He spoke the world into existence and His voice continues to speak. This is a time of our coming into alignment with the sound of heaven. I hear the revving up of engines as the time is coming for His Kingdom on the earth. Can you hear it? Join in; rev your engine!
For the time is coming, and now is, for the world to see that we are His. We belong to Him alone, the Ancient of Days on the heavenly throne. Our lives are His and for His pleasure, He is the prize, the greatest treasure. Do not hold back, release full measure. Rev your engines, pick up the pace, invest your all into this race.
The race is not one as we normally think. The Strong’s definition includes contention, battle, conflict. There is a contending for the earth and the Kingdom is now. We often wonder in the natural, “How?” We think of a race and it causes us in the natural to feel “hurry” but this is not God’s way. Jesus was never in a hurry, never did He worry. Our race is contending for the Kingdom with accuracy and right timing.
The Lord is giving us a key – rev your engines, do not cease. Proclaim His greatness, His worth His power, cause the enemy to be devoured. Into the Kingdom of God invest – rev your engines, release your best. The time is coming and now is, for the world to see that we are His.