I have a special word for you today and an invitation to receive a blessing on the eve of Pentecost.
A Powerful Moment in Time today Parallels ancient Pentecost
Over 3,000 years ago the Israelites were on the threshold of walking into freedom to escape the domination by their wicked oppressors in Egypt. The stage was set to change history and fulfill destiny.
Moses had turned aside to hear the Lord call his name out of a burning bush, received his divine assignment and would go up to the mountain to get the Word from the Lord to bring the children of Israel out from their captivity.
Finally, the time came for the Exodus and the children were instructed to stay in their houses to be protected from the 10 plagues. (Sounding familiar?)
Do you too sense this is a time to escape the things, beliefs, and world systems that have held you captive?
Next, They applied the blood of the passover lamb on the doorposts and lentils over their homes. They were instructed to prepare and eat the passover lamb with sandals on their feet, belts tightened around their waists, dressed ready to march out of the camp. They prepared to exit their exile–the place of pain, slavery, and being mastered by their enemies…
When it was time to go, they exited with financial means (silver and gold) and were well able to travel the journey in their bodies after years of hard labor. “He brought them forth also with silver and gold, and there was not one feeble person among their tribes.” Psalm 105:37
Are you ready to walk into greater freedom? Have you prepared yourself to exit your captivity? God will supply provision and health for your assignment.
Fast forward to Jesus Himself becoming our Passover lamb on the cross, His resurrection after 3 days, and now a gathering of 120 people in the upper room waiting for the promise of the Holy Spirit. (Luke 24:49)
They had been traumatized when the Jesus they loved and gave everything to follow was crucified. They were confused and crushed. Then, 3 days later he rose from the dead and they had new understanding of things He'd taught them all along.
Yet there was more coming… More power from the Holy Spirit, so … they waited… and He came!
Peter, who had denied he knew Jesus earlier, so devastated by his failure, later had an incredible encounter with the resurrected Jesus, and now was willing to tarry in the upper room for the promise of the Father.
“And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting.” Acts 2:2 ESV
After the great outpouring of the Holy Spirit, the same man who denied Jesus 3 times preached with power and anointing such that 3,000 were saved. Past failure doesn't disqualify you from serving Jesus; come back to Him.
Current 2020 Timeline
The whole world has been instructed to stay in our houses to escape the COVID-19 pandemic which continues to ravage lives and economies across the globe.
Like the Israelites, we have waited in our homes for next steps and revelation of how to live going forward. Many, myself included, have taken this time to get clarity on what really matters and how God would have us live our lives. This is an appointment with the Lord for your good and destiny, for His glory, for what is next that you want to keep, even tonight.
I'm calling you, myself, and all those we know and love to go deeper with the Lord in order for us to be ready for our Exodus from the world systems, entrapments of busy-ness, and shallow living that will threaten to lure us back into a lesser way of living. The invitation is for you to come out with greater power of the Holy Spirit evident in your life in a way that equips you to move ahead with wisdom in these times.
Transformed individuals with burning passion for God, fullness of the Spirit, clarity, focus and vision are those who will transform society. Will you go deeper?
Tomorrow, May 31, 2020, I urge you to enter into Pentecost differently than ever before, to cease from standing as an observer from afar or commemorating an incredible historic event, and experience Pentecost personally on a whole new level. I know the Holy Spirit wants to encounter you. Get ready!
Love and Prayers,
Linda Fields and the Rickman
P.S. I invite you to join me on 7Mpact facebook page this evening on the eve of Pentecost (May 30, 2020) at 7 pm CT for a blessing. All are welcome as men and women desiring more of the Holy Spirit to come in power in your life.