Today I am back after a week in Georgia activating the G42 students in the prophetic life of God’s Spirit. It was a great week! Those attending were hungry, teachable, willing and participated with Holy Spirit and one another in a life-giving testimony. Thank you to all who participated for your willingness and teachabilty. God speaks and life happens! I am ready for all that God is bringing and I am willing in flexibility for whatever that might entail. I am having to be flexible even with my time home, for today I am back in my truck driving south to California to help my son, his wife, and my grandchildren in a time of need. It is a time to be flexible.
We are in a season where God is causing hidden things to be revealed. He is stripping the forest of its trees and even stripping the trees of their leaves that He might bring to pass the new things that are being birthed in a generational testimony of life and destiny.
Psalms 29:9 The voice of the LORD makes the deer give birth, and strips the forests bare; and in His temple everyone says, “Glory!” (NKJ)
Psalms 29:9 The voice of Jehovah paineth the oaks, and maketh bare the forests, And in His temple every one saith, ‘Glory.’ (YNG)
Some translations of the Scripture translate the word deer as oak, as in a new oak shoot growing. Some translations translate the stripping of the forest as the stripping of the tree. When the forest is stripped bare, we can see it is really the place where the deer are being birthed? When the oak is being stripped of all of its leaves, we see that the forest is the place where the new oak shoot is growing? The strength of the forest is the future life hidden within it. The deer is not for the forest, the forest is for the deer. The oak shoot is not for the tree, the tree is for the oak shoot. We are living in a time of legitimate doors being opened. It is easy to be distracted by the tumult of all that is being stripped away and miss what is being birthed. Our focus should be on what is life, not what is being lost. The other day I went to our local mall and saw the vast number of stores that have been vacated because of the present lock down measures in our world. Will those stores return as they were? Perhaps they will, but perhaps they won’t. If they don’t, what is the new thing being birthed that is the place of God’s blessings? God is always bringing life into the world. We must put our focus on the life. This is not a time to be disconnected. It is a time to purposely connect in new ways. The enemy wants to cause us to isolate, separate, to recreate in our own little world, but God has a plan that is bigger than what we have seen before. Don’t be fooled, the future is a place of corporate connection in a more authentic and greater way. The only thing that is shaking is what can be shaken. The illegitimate doors of the past are being closed and legitimate doors of greater life are being opened. We are being called to be pillars in the house of God. A pillar in the house of God is not made of man made materials. That is the building substance of the houses of men. The house of God is a house of the character, nature, way, power, and authority of the Spirit of God. A pillar in the house of God is a vortex for God’s presence in the earth. It is a place of releasing the ascension of angels to rise and bring back the provisions of heaven through the gate of heaven in the earth. It is a place of being a cloud by day and a fire by night. This is to be a place of God’s manifest presence that protects us from the scorching of natural light and makes us become the supernatural light of Christ in the darkness of the night. We are children of God. We are people of the day not people of the night. People in the world are people of the night. We are being called to be light to those who are still living in darkness.
Are you discovering that things you used to be able to hide in, or hide behind, are no longer places of refuge? Even in the natural, things are coming to the light. In a day of much knowledge, there is a revealing of many secrets. In a day of information, people make judgments based upon knowledge. But their knowledge is limited by their own understanding and translated through the filter of their own judgments and perspectives. Many things prove to be lies, but then the lies become exposed to truly be lies. The truth is being revealed, whether it is truth proving to be true or lies proving to truly be lies. This is the present season of grace and it is being made manifest by the true plants growing in the garden compared to the weeds that are only the counterfeit plats that distract from the true destiny of life in the garden. We must embrace this season to discover the life of Christ in our world. What is the true grassroots revolution in the earth? The true grassroots revolution is seen in the deer that is being birthed. It is seen in the oak tree putting forth its new shoot. It is seen in the place of God’s habitation in our lives and in our lives together among the communities of men. Being a temple of God’s presence is more important than being a forest that is stripped bare. God’s presence produces life again! In His temple we cry glory!
Ted J. Hanson
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