This morning the Lord showed me mighty winds howling against a large ship in the ocean, but the ship was not pushed off course by the wind and waves. Then he took me below the ship and I saw a small rudder that kept it on course. The rudder had something written on it and as I looked closer it said, “WORDS”
This is like the verse in James 3:4-5,
“Or take ships as an example. Although they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are steered by a very small rudder wherever the pilot wants to go. Likewise, the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark.” James 3:4-5
It is time to align our words with the words of God so that the ship “stays on course”. Our words are powerful and release life and death, blessings and cursing. We must speak life over the people that the Lord puts in our paths; no matter what we see with our human eyes we must yield to what the Lord has planned and created for them. We must all prophesy with our mouths words of life. You do not have to be a prophet to prophesy! Call forth and speak what is not as if it is.
God took me on a long journey with a young man who came into our family to teach me about the power of words. As a teenager his life was manifesting pain, anger, and abandonment but the Spirit showed me who He created him to be. No matter what I saw with my eyes I was required by God to speak “what wasn’t as if it was” over his life. Now, ten years later he is walking and living out what the Spirit had shown me about him. God raised me up to speak what no one else was speaking. Every time I spoke to him I was prophesying truth and destiny over his life.
God is searching the earth for those who will be His rudders to bring great and corporate turnarounds. He is calling upon these leaders to prophesy life and blessings in their conversations, meetings, counseling, prayers, and families. The apostolic leaders will have fire come upon their tongues that purify their words in order to pilot “Kingdom Ships”. This fire will bring the blessing of purity that releases authority upon the body of Christ.
This will not only be in church leadership but will also come upon parents, business leaders, political leaders, worship leaders, and all who have been entrusted with leadership positions. No longer will the Father allow hours of negative words to steer the ships that they “pilot,” but the love and revelation of the Father for those struggling will fall upon leaders and the spirit of prophesy will replace the spirit of death. As this happens, leaders will suddenly see chains break off of those that they lead and parents will see their sons and daughters arise into who they were created to be.
“Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.” Philippians 4:8
This is a year that we will see a spirit of prophecy come upon all who will yield their voice and their lips to be touched by the coals from the altar of God. As lips are touched with these coals, eyes will be cleared to see the intentions of God. As they see the redemptive purposes of God upon lives they will prophesy what they see and those lives will be steered toward God.
“He touched my lips with the burning coal and said, “This has touched your lips, and now your guilt is gone, and your sins are forgiven.” Then I heard the Lord say, “Whom shall I send? Who will be our messenger?” I answered, “I will go! Send me!” Isaiah 6:7-8
God has sent out angels with coals and He is searching the earth for all who will ask Him to place the coal upon their lips. They will become “sent ones” who carry with them words of life and blessing.
Words have the anointing and power to turn a life around! They have the power to turn a city or nation around! They have the power to turn YOUR life around. It is time to ask the Lord to touch the “rudder of your life” with the burning coal that burns away the negativity and sets your mouth afire with the power that resurrects and turns things in the right direction.
“Come Spirit of God! Touch my lips with the burning coal that both purifies and ignites me with words that bring Your life!”
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