How many of you feel like you are at a tipping point in your life, including your ministry and calling?
I know you will really enjoy this recent article from Helen Calder of Australia in which she shares:
Be encouraged to take God at His Word...especially at this pivotal moment in time. It's a tipping point! (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)
"It's Time for the Irrigation to Change"
Recently, I awoke from a spiritual dream with a message: "It's time for the irrigation to change." In this dream, I was in a vineyard. Before me was a long banquet table covered in white cloth. The table was laid outdoors on the grass and beyond it were the vines. No food, not even utensils had been set on that table yet, but I knew the banquet was coming.
I knew that I was an "owner" in the vineyard, and as I sat down at the table, two men I perceived to be angels approached the table from the left and right. They announced, "It's time for the irrigation to change!" As they spoke, I knew there was some switching and adjusting in the flow of watering the vineyard that was due to take place.
Shortly after waking, I shared the dream via text message with my husband Malcolm. He was in Italy, in a different time zone, preparing to sleep as I was rising. Malcolm was amazed! That day he'd seen a massive, automated irrigation system at a nursery—the latest technology. Its output could be adjusted according to the crop and conditions. He sent me a video he had taken and I saw that irrigation system watering a celery crop. Not a single plant missed the outpouring.
A "Tipping Point" Moment
"The Kingdom of Heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son." (Matthew 22:2)
There are many spaces waiting to be filled at the Lord's great banquet table. Some of them may be for people who are close to you. But they can only be filled as a result of a great outpouring. (Photo via Unsplash)
I believe the Lord is speaking to His people at this time, telling them that right now is a "tipping point" moment. The presence and power of the Holy Spirit has been released. This has been the reality since Pentecost. It is our response that is changing. We are taking God at His Word.
Be Filled & Immersed with the Holy Spirit
This is a "game-changer" right now. One that will impact your life, your relationships, your ministry and your future. It consists of one simple insight, which is to be both filled and immersed in the Holy Spirit. To immerse means "to dip or submerge in a liquid."
It is reminiscent of the New Testament Greek word for baptize, which means "to dip or immerse" (Strong's G907).
Jesus said of the Spirit's outpouring, "...you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit..." (Acts 1:5 NKJV). And, "...you will be clothed with power from on high" (Luke 24:49 emphasis mine). On the day of Pentecost, every person present was filled, immersed and clothed with the Spirit. You are "in the Spirit" when you have a revelation of being both filled and immersed with the Holy Spirit; when you realize:
1. He is in you.
2. You are in Him.
Jesus said, "Believe Me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in Me..." (John 14:11). The Apostle John wrote, "I was in the Spirit on the Lord's Day..." (Revelation 1:10 NKJV). When you are in Him, you are conscious of being immersed. You are surrounded. You cannot "contain" Him. He contains you.
The River of Life is a picture of divine irrigation, leading to harvest.
Ankle-deep, knee-deep, waist-deep Ezekiel goes, until it becomes, "...water in which one must swim, a river that could not be crossed" (Ezekiel 47:5 NKJV). That's where the angel stops him. And this—the "water in which one must swim"—is the tipping point we find ourselves at today. Jesus is saying, "I want to sweep you off your feet. Will you say 'yes'?"
You Have the Spirit & He Has You
Being both filled and immersed with the Holy Spirit means that not only do you "have Him," but the Spirit has you. Being wholly His yields holiness. And you are bound to go where He is taking you. In Acts, the Holy Spirit warns the Apostle Paul of arrest and imprisonment awaiting him in Jerusalem. And yet Paul says, in Acts 20:22-23, "I am 'bound' in the Spirit to go!" (emphasis mine). Paul was saying, "I would rather die with Him than live without Him."
At the tipping point, we realize the Holy Spirit is not an impersonal power or force at our command—He is a person who will lead us by the will of the Father.
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Irrigation is Personal—Your Family, Land & Legacy Are at Stake
In the dream, I knew myself to be an "owner" in the vineyard. The Lord is speaking to many of you right now about your identity. You are not only a co-laborer (1 Corinthians 3:9), you are also a co-heir with Christ (Galatians 3:29). You are a son, a daughter in God's Kingdom! You have a share in the harvest, and so the matter of irrigation is personal to you, and urgent.
Hear the Lord's instruction concerning your "vineyard": "It's time for the irrigation to change."
Something New is on the Way
"Ask the LORD for rain in the time of the latter rain..." (Zechariah 10:1 NKJV). The early and latter rains were God's appointed irrigation system. Both the river and the rains speak of the Spirit of God in Scripture. Hear the Spirit say:
"Something new is on the way.
It will not delay.
It's time to pray."
A Prophetic Declaration
To be immersed is to live from an unqualified "YES." May we be a people who declare together: "Right here the irrigation of my life (my family, my ministry, etc.) is changing! I mark this moment. Here is where I realize I am not only filled, I am also immersed. I give myself wholly to You, Lord. In Jesus' name, Amen." (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)
Helen Calder is a prophetic minister and writer, and founder of Enliven Ministries, a part of the David McCracken Ministries family. Helen has a unique gift of equipping in the areas of hearing God's voice, prophetic ministry and prayer. She is known for Enliven Blog, an online prophetic training and mentoring resource that reaches thousands of people globally. Helen and Malcolm have been married for 36 years.
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