“Be still”

Now when He got into a boat, His disciples followed Him. And suddenly a great tempest arose on the sea, so that the boat was covered with the waves. But He was asleep. Then His disciples came to Him and awoke Him, saying, “Lord, save us! We are perishing!”

But He said to them, “Why are you fearful, O you of little faith?” Then He arose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm. So the men marveled, saying, “Who can this be, that even the winds and the sea obey Him?”

(Matthew 8:23-27)

Who is mighty like You, O Lord? Your faithfulness also surrounds You. You rule the raging of the sea; When its waves rise, You still them.

(Psalms 89:8-9)

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His days

Psalms 74:16

The day is Yours, the night also is Yours;

You have prepared the light and the sun.

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Inheritance

Exodus 15:17-18

You will bring them in and plant them

In the mountain of Your inheritance,

In the place, O Lord, which You have made

For Your own dwelling,

The sanctuary, O Lord, which Your hands have established.

“The Lord shall reign forever and ever.”

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Perfect Love

The words of Jesus Christ.

“You have heard that it was said, You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. For if you love those who love you, what reward have you? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet your brethren only, what do you do more than others? Do not even the tax collectors do so? Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.

(Matthew 5:43-48)

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Why worry?

Lily

“So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?

Lily

“Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

(Matthew 6:28-34)

(Miniature) Sunflower

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Intercession for the Fires

What to pray when we start to see prophetic words playing out regarding nationwide bushfire, the Lord God’s preparation’s for the return of Christ, the renewal of His church and His people, and a new revelation of His ecclesia, operating with a passionate love, and power, that has not been seen…for many years (if ever)? For this author, there was an opportunity to pray with others with all that is unfolding, and thought it might be useful to share this prayer. But first, some background.

Background

During the 2015, through to mid 2016, the Lord began speaking to me about the coming fire (including bushfires), storms, Australia, and His preparation of His people for His return, and the raising of a new move of God, with the burning passion for Christ, and His power. Some of these words are posted in the links below.

https://thekingdomassociates.com/2016/05/14/the-spirit-and-the-fire-come/

https://thekingdomassociates.com/2016/07/17/when-the-season-of-storms-and-fire-comes/

https://thekingdomassociates.com/2015/12/20/fire-comes/

https://thekingdomassociates.com/2015/07/19/sent-as-flames-of-fire-burning-with-love/

https://thekingdomassociates.com/2015/04/10/humbly-we-say-lord-pour-out-your-fire/

During 2019 words were also released from the Lord relating to the cleansing fire of God, and His renewing of the church. Please see a couple at the links below.

https://thekingdomassociates.com/2019/01/17/christs-church-and-the-winnowing-fire/

https://thekingdomassociates.com/2019/04/16/notre-dame-cathedral-fire-a-sign-to-make-you-wonder/

And finally, the Lord has also been speaking about what is to come in the season marked by the year 2020, and the related Hebrew year of 5780, and noting how He is speaking of a new season, marked by confluence, consummation, fire, and water. See link the following links: 

There is was then, a sense of what the Lord was revealing in the present time about the nation-wide bush fire disaster in Australia. Please see this link: https://thekingdomassociates.com/2020/01/04/when-a-nation-burns/.

The prayer

With all this before us, the following is just one prayer that is an example of prophetic intercession. Perhaps it provides some food for thought for you. Regardless, God bless you richly as you join with Him in prayers, intercession, and other acts for Him during this season.

Almighty God, we honour You, and praise Your holy name, thanking You that through Christ, we can enter into Your throne room, and dwell in Your presence. And, by Your grace and the Holy Spirit, join with our Lord, interceding at Your right hand.
Heavenly Father, as the fires rage across the nation, may Your people, and indeed the nation, turn afresh to You, seeking not only Your hand of assistance, but Your face. Confessing our sins, and repenting of wrongs, may You cause these fires to bring a spiritual cleansing to Australia, and the waters that come to dampen the bush fires, signal a new awakening and revival in its people as the Spirit of God is poured out across the land.

Lord, at these times of crisis, we bring before You our nation’s leaders. Lord, may our Prime Minister seek Your wisdom, become like a father to the nation, and be anointed by the Holy Spirit to know the intercession of Christ, standing in the gap, with others, for our nation. Father guide our governmental, community, business, and emergency services leaders, with great insight, love, and collaboration. Thank you, Lord, that a new spirit of unity and mate-ship arises by Your grace, and the early works of help continue with greater love by us to support those desperately impacted by the fires. Lord of all creation, may You bring a miracle of restoration in our environment, with new life, fauna and flora, springing forth to renew the burnt-out lands.

Lord, it is written (in Ps. 65:11), “You crown the year with Your goodness, and Your paths drip with abundance”, and so we come to You Father, at the head of this year, and in this moment we lift up our friends and family who do not follow You, asking that by Your Spirit they be led to Jesus Christ, crowned with salvation, and begin to walk the path of abundance life. 

Thank you, Lord, that You would cause 2020 to be the year where we will see chapters in life close, and new ones begin. May this year mark a time where many of the promises and prophecies of God spoken in the last season (maybe even a decade or more ago) will come to their end point and fulfillment. Lord Jesus, let this new year see two streams of the Body of Christ, those who are strong in the word of God, and those who flow in the Spirit, truly merge and become one river, according to the prophetic insights for this year. Lord, as Your grace extends for marriages, and new alliances, let all involved seek Your wisdom and love, and the Kingdom of God advance.

Father, may dreams and visions from the Lord received in recent years begin to take true form, with Your hand God moving in powerful ways, with blessing and provision following, and a fresh outpouring of gifts from God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Lord God may this be a season where wickedness will know judgement, and the righteous justice, as the courts of heaven reflect Your mercy and righteousness on earth. Lord may those who have been holding on to the promises of God, and even clinging to the Lord Himself through much injustice and trial, see their prayers answered and You manifest justice, restoration, and redemption. Thank you, Lord, that many of those things for which an end was prophesied will finally be manifested in this season, marking the end of one thing, and ushering a new work of the Spirit of God, and refreshing.

Lord Jesus Christ, may this year mark a new season where the Word of God will be heard in the streets, cities, governments, churches, enterprises, homes, highways and byways of this nation, and beyond, releasing blessing, creativity, new ideas, salvation, and Godly rebuilding. Let Your Shepherds’ voice be heard once again clearly across all parts of society. Thank you Lord that you raise up those humble servants, who have been trained in the Spirit and Truth of God, and who seek only You glory, who will declare Your word fearlessly, and many ears will be opened to receive this bread of life. May salvation’s bell ring clearly as souls give their hearts to Your good news, and Your prophetic word brings much fruit.

Lord, we pray that You would move in church, such that we will see rivers of God break forth, as it is cleansed by Your fire, renewed through repentance, and the washing of Your word. Help us to press forward to follow the Lord’s move, with Christ truly as our head, not looking back, forsaking those past traditions You ask us to let go of, in order to allow You to move freely. Let this place be awash with revived Christians, and newly saved, like a field of wild flowers, springing forth as the words and prayers of faith are watered by God, arising to become part of His Rose of Sharon, the Bride of Christ.

Lord, continue to awaken Your people to wait on You for Your return, and help us to join with the Holy Spirit’s work as You prepare the Bride of Christ, and creation, for Your return.
Father all these things we pray in the name of Jesus Christ.

Finally

Our intercession for this nation is so desperately needed, with warnings provided to us about the consequences of our decisions, believing these are provided to allow the nation to change course before greater sorrow comes, even leading us to our destiny and joy.

Just one warning is as follows: https://thekingdomassociates.com/2017/12/31/australia-and-its-sad-day-but-god-is-our-redeemer/

LORD, have mercy.

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Unceasing Love

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.” The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him.

)Lamentations 3:22-25)

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