Metro Watch Report – September 2, 2011 "Awake, O Sleeper"
Pray for the Next Great Awakening
The Lord Thunders from On High!
By his power he made earth. His wisdom gave shape to the world. He crafted the cosmos. He thunders and rain pours down. He sends the clouds soaring. He embellishes the storm with lightning, launches the wind from his warehouse. Stick-god worshipers look mighty foolish! god-makers embarrassed by their handmade gods! Their gods are frauds, dead sticks— deadwood gods, tasteless jokes. They're nothing but stale smoke. When the smoke clears, they're gone. But the Portion-of-Jacob is the real thing; he put the whole universe together, With special attention to Israel. His name? God-of-the-Angel-Armies! (Jer. 51:15-19, MSG)
Guest artist Stephen Roach and band came with the healing rain of God. The Lord Almighty applauded our worship with a timely clap of thunder that caused a power surge. When the power came back on, we praised God with a loud roar – “Awesome is our God!”
From the words and visions that came forth, the watchmen present made corresponding prophetic declarations:
We are stepping into a season of the suddenlies of God! The question is what will you do in your season of preparation. Lord help us have the right heart, the right attitude as we wait on You and Your suddenlies. Come Lord!
The Lord is releasing a new sound! Every great move of God has been accompanied by a sound and every great awakening has impacted society. The sound of the next Great Awakening will cause a restoration of creativity and the arts back to the Church. Lord, You are the source of all Creativity and You are the source of the sound. In the beginning, You spoke and the world was created; and at Pentecost, You released the sound of the Holy Spirit – that of a mighty rushing wind. Lord we pray for the next Great Awakening – and we reclaim our creativity and we decree the restoration of the arts back to Your Church!
Psalm 149:6 and Revelations 19:15 - praise means sword in Hebrew. Ps. 149:6 - Let the high praises of God be in their throats and a two-edged sword in their hands. Rev. 19:15 - From His mouth goes forth a sharp sword with which He can smite (afflict, strike) the nations. Praise restored will be a weapon in our hands to release the will of the Lord from heaven to earth. Lord, we Praise You – You alone are Worthy, You alone are Holy – and Your Word is sure, it is mighty dividing even soul and spirit!
Ezekiel 37:9 - Prophesy to the breath, send the four winds into life, which is courage; courage will chase fear away. Say - breathe on these slain - what is slain my life? He is breathing life into those dead areas. The ministry team prayed for all those there – breathing and speaking life into every seemingly dead dream, dead promise – the promises of God are Yes and Amen – O wind of God, come and blow through us as we breathe and speak LIFE!
One watchman also heard/saw a River of Life flowing – life flowing as in Ezekiel’s vision from the River that flowed out of the temple (correlates to Holy Spirit in us as out of your belly flows rivers of healing water – John 7:38). Ezekiel 47:9 - And it shall be that every living thing that moves, wherever the rivers go, will live. There will be a very great multitude of fish, because these waters go there; for they will be healed, and everything will live wherever the river goes.
In another vision, someone saw Jerusalem and Israel and the glory of the Lord there from Watches we have had on the Southern Steps of the Temple Mount and that glory hovered over Jerusalem and flowed out over the City of David and the valley there – flowing out like a river to all nations. Also saw the glory surround the borders of Israel as her shield and protection. Lord, may Your glory surround us as it surrounds Israel, Jerusalem and the Jewish people!
Eph. 5:14; Ex. 33:15-16; Ps. 90:16; Isa. 64:1-2; Hosea 2: 21-22; Joel 2:28-29, Ezek. 37:1-10, 47:1-9