27 April 2007

Great Doddington - Wall and candle

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There was a sense throughout this meeting of two places or states, and of the boundary between the two states.

Jody shared a picture of a high wall stretching into the distance across a barren, desert landscape. People were walking along it. Chris thought it seemed that Earth was on one side and Heaven was on the other. It's as if we are walking along the boundary between Earth and Heaven.

Rachael saw an egg-timer with the sand running through it. For a long time a particular grain of sand seems hardly to be moving, but then it rushes through the narrow part of the timer and settles in the lower part. We too will eventually come to a 'narrow' place and will pass through it.

Chris mentioned how in Jeremiah 18 the pot can be reworked easily when the clay is soft, but once it's been fired (as in Jeremiah 19) breaking it means cannot be repaired (but see also 21st June 2006). Once our softness is gone, we are no longer mouldable and pliable in his hands and he holds back (Jeremiah 18:8). The potter in chapters 18 and 19 might have been the same potter, in fact it might even have been the same pot!

One of us had a word through the Spirit in which the Lord said, 'I am the candle in the darkness, I want the best for you no matter how dark things seem. I am - I always will be. Remember that - I am! Don't look back, only look forwards for that's where I am - in your future.

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17 April 2007

Eaton Ford - Kingfisher and mountain

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We had a wonderful, wonderful meeting this evening. Such freedom and such rich words and release from Father! The whole meeting seemed to be about liberty in Christ. We began as we often do with a coffee and a chat about things that seem interesting or important in our lives.

Right at the beginning as we settled down quietly to focus on Yahshua, Rachael shared a picture of a kingfisher sitting on a branch. She

told us how beautiful the coloured feathers seemed. And she said, 'The kingfisher is Jesus, because he is the King, and he is the Fisher of men'. This idea made us chuckle, but it was a serious point and we knew that it was from the Spirit. He told us to look for the places of colour in our lives, that he is the colour, that we will find him in the places that are bright and colourful.

Jody described how she'd first seen gorse growing in Ireland and had to stop and get out and take a piece, it was prickly, but such a beautiful flower. She had never seen gorse before and was quite amazed by it. Chris shared how the oilseed rape in the fields is so gloriously yellow just now. It's at its best, so bright, and so dense and intense that on the drive to work and back it seems to totally transform the countryside - it's like a different place. This is how Yahshua seems to us, when he's present in his people he transforms their appearance.

With all the colours being identified last night, Rachel reminded us of an earlier picture (from the meeting on 14th October 2004) which displayed white light entering a prism and watching the beauty of the different colours emerging from it. With all the colours we were identfying we were shown how wonderful and varied our community together is and how all these colours blend and make up the 'total' colour spectrum' which in turn melds into white light when directed through the instrument of the prism, or Christ. It confirmed to us all of how important each strand or segment of colour is so very much apart of God's plan, how very important and loved we are by Father. The time together seemed to confirm the nature of Community / Family in Christ!

We prayed about freedom and liberation, we sensed these are ours in him. We prayed for the same freedom for our families, for our husbands and wives, for our children, and for our grandchildren. Chris had a tongue which Jody interpreted, through it Father told us that we will climb to the top of his mountain and he will equip us with everything we need to do that. (I thought about the transfiguration though I didn't share it at the time - Chris). We can behave like Peter and want to do a pile of structured stuff in our own strength and wisdom even though we are in the presence of true spiritual power and the Shekinah Glory of the Lord.

The world says, 'Where there is need there is no freedom', but heaven says, 'Where there is freedom there is no need'.

At the end Chris reached out, took Jody and Rachael's hands and we stood together. Chris said, 'First he loved us, then we loved him, and now we love one another. This is the Church, isn't it?' And we all agreed that in a very significant way - it is! When we love him and love one another as a community of his people in relationship, we are the church!

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