By Lana Vawser
I released a word recently from a powerful prophetic dream I had about the Lord coming as fire like mentioned in Hebrews 12:29:
“For our God is a holy, devouring fire” – (The Passion Translation)
The Lord spoke to me powerfully about He is coming to PURIFY the Church. . I released a prophetic word on this a few days ago (https://www.facebook.com/lana.vawser.1/posts/2077162972496964) There is a mighty move of the fire of God that is about to be released upon the Church that is going to take us into a whole new season of PURIFICATIONThe purification of His fire for our good, out of His love and kindness, He is purging things within the body of Christ that could cause hindrance. In the dream I had the Lord spoke specifically about dealing with a spirit of witchcraft that has found entrance into the Church, and He is bringing a great cleansing and purification. Such a beautiful awakening of holiness!!!! The fire of His love and presence is purging and taking us further into Ephesians 5:25-27:
“For He died for us, sacrificing Himself to make us holy and pure, cleansing us through the showering of the pure water of the Word of God. All that He does in us is designed to make us a mature church for His pleasure, until we become a source of praise to Him – glorious and radiant, beautiful and holy, without fault or flaw.” (The Passion Translation)
As I sat with the Lord today and asked Him what was on His heart, suddenly I felt the same weight of His presence and fear of God that I felt in the prophetic dream.
I heard Him speak:
“I AM THE ALL CONSUMING FIRE WHO CONSUMES SELF-AMBITION.”
Instantly I had a vision and I saw the fire of God spreading through the body of Christ like WILDFIRE. It couldn’t be contained, it couldn’t be told in which direction to move, it couldn’t be stopped, it was a beautiful sovereign move of the fire of God and He was specifically targeting “self-ambition”. I felt the fire of His love burning so strongly.
Selfish ambition definition:
Devoted to or caring only for oneself; concerned primarily with one’s own interests, benefits, welfare, etc., regardless of others. 2. characterized by or manifesting concern or care only for oneself; selfish motives. (http://google.com)
I then heard the words:
“For My Church to move into all I have for her, this season of harvest, this season of destiny, this season of awakening, increase and outpouring, the roots of selfish ambition must be burnt away by the fire of My love. Selfish ambition crept into the hearts and lives of some in My Church through insecurity and wounding and the way to receive and move into all I am pouring out is to live in a deeper place of humility, yieldedness to Me and surrender.”
I was surrounded by the love of the Lord and His heart for His people that none of us are exempt from the ‘temptation’ of selfish ambition and it was the heart of the Father to heal, deliver, protect and restore. For the sin of selfish-ambition was hindering hearts, keeping many in a place of striving and captivity and the Lord wants His people free. He wants His people in a place of deeper yieldedness, humility and purity.
“Be free from pride-filled opinions, for they will only harm your cherished unity. Do not allow self-promotion to hide in your hearts, but in authentic humility put others first and view others as more important than yourselves. Abandon every display of selfishness. Possess a greater concern for what matters to others instead of your own interests. And consider the example that Jesus, the Anointed One, has set before us. Let His mindset be your motivation.” – Philippians 2:3-5 (The Passion Translation)
The fire of God is dealing with and consuming selfish ambition in this season and it is going to continue to increase in this season of harvest. I believe that the Lord is releasing an invitation to His people to come before Him and welcome His fire. To examine our hearts in the light of His presence and ask Him to reveal if there is any selfish ambition within our hearts, to repent, and welcome Him to come and bring His healing, His deliverance and His freedom.
THE REARRANGING OF THE DIVINE CHESS PIECES
I saw the hand of the Lord come out of heaven and He began to move pieces around on a chessboard. I looked at the chessboard and engraved on the bottom in fire, yet it glistened like gold was the words “HARVEST TIME!” I watched as the hand of the Lord began to REPOSITION. He was moving chess pieces around the board, and the sense surrounded me that there is a great rearranging and repositioning taking place, the way the Lord is going to move in some ways will be totally unexpected, yet it was a beautiful masterpiece. It was exactly the perfect positioning for His people and Bride to flourish. Yet as He was moving the pieces, the vision kept changing. He would move a piece and then suddenly I would see some becoming angry, upset, offended or fearful because of the ‘change’ that the Lord had made. I then saw it was the place where ‘selfish-ambition’ had taken root in their hearts, deep insecurity that was causing them to fight against and wrestle with the shifting of positions that the Lord was releasing.
I felt the love and comfort of the Lord to bring healing, freedom and restoration to hearts. I heard Him whisper:
“As I am rearranging, as I am changing, come to Me, let Me embrace you, let Me bring healing to you and show you again who you are in Me, and who you are called to be. Let Me show you that in any divine rearranging that takes place, it is always for your good and to bring you further into all that I have for you. Fear not, you will not miss out, but be led into a deeper place of intimacy with Me and all I have for you. The divine rearranging is not a punishment for selfish-ambition, it is the preparation for increase. The rearranging of My hand, has simply revealed the root. Ask Me for My fire to consume it with My love and your eyes will be opened to then see with greater clarity what I am doing and leading you into.”
Let me encourage you, in this season of outpouring and harvest, God is doing something completely new (Isaiah 43:19) and He is going to be breaking boxes, moving in unexpected ways and it is going to be glorious. We must continue to be yielded people that want Him on His terms and His ways knowing that He is leading us into greater things than we have ever dreamed of. (1 Corinthians 2:9)
WE ARE FAMILY!!!
In the middle of 2017 the Lord spoke to me that 2018 would be “The Year of Family, Fruitfulness and Fear of the Lord”. The Lord spoke to me about revival, increase and restoration in family units, a year of greater levels of fruitfulness and harvest unlike we have seen before, and a year where He is going to begin to restore the fear of the Lord to His Church in significant ways.
One major emphasis of the Lord for 2018 was also the “FAMILY OF GOD”. I felt the Lord was coming to really begin to deal with things that have hindered the family of God and hindered the UNITY of the saints.
The Lord spoke to me that ‘selfish-ambition’ has hindered the unity of His people and hindered and done damage to the family of God. A monumental move of the Holy Spirit is upon the Church right now bringing greater unity to the saints. That’s when I heard the Lord say:
“Greater unity will be birthed in My fire.”
It is in His fire, that greater unity is going to be birthed. The fire of God is going to uncover these strongholds, uncover these areas, and a wave of repentance is gaining momentum within the saints and rising up God’s people with a greater impartation of the fire and revelation of His love for one another that is exploding within hearts. As He deals with “selfish ambition” and brings healing and freedom, a greater manifestation of John 15:12-13 is going to take place:
“So this is my command: Love each other deeply, as much as I have loved you. For the greatest love of all is a love that sacrifices all. And this great love is demonstrated when a person sacrifices his life for his friends.” (The Passion Translation)
In the fire, in the shaking, in the rearranging, God is releasing a greater baptism of the fire of His love, the revelation of His love going deeper than ever and seeing the sons and daughters of God begin to walk as family in greater ways. The Lord is restoring honour, he is restoring the decree of blessing of others, and His vision and mindset.
In the fire a great awakening of Luke 6:27-31 will come alive:
“But if you will listen, I say to you, love your enemies and do something wonderful for them in return for their hatred. When someone curses you, bless that person in return. When you are mistreated and harassed by others, accept it as your mission to pray for them. To those who despise you, continue o serve them and minister to them. If someone takes away your coat, give him as a gift your shirt as well. When someone comes to beg from you, give to that person what you have. When things are wrongly taken from you, do not demand they be given back. However you wish to be treated by others is how you should treat everyone else. Are you really showing true love by only loving those who love you back? Even those who do not know God will do that.” (The Passion Translation)
The Lord coming as an all consuming fire and burning up, shaking, purging and purifying is for our good and the fruit of His fire, is that the people of God will begin to rise up as one, as a family unit, and looking more like Jesus. The Lord is doing a major divine makeover of the Church, and the world is going to take notice.
As it rained FIRE from heaven I heard John 13:34-35:
“So I give you now a new commandment: Love each other just as much as I have loved you. For when you demonstrate the same love I have for you by loving one another, everyone will know that you’re my true followers.” (The Passion Translation)
Don’t fear the fire that is coming. Don’t fear the Lord dealing with selfish ambition if you see it in your heart. Don’t fear His fire dealing with it in the Church. The Church needs it. We must be people who welcome His fire on all levels, because it is birthing us further into the people He has created us to be. It is leading us deeper into the revelation and manifestation of our identity.
This mighty move of the fire of God that is coming, is going to see the people of God and the Church of God look more like Jesus. The fire of God is dealing and will continue to deal with increase this selfish-ambition, jealousy, competition, judgements, word curses and negative words over one another, striving and pride, and what a glorious, beautiful army that is rising up and will continue to rise up, celebrating, honouring and loving one another. Considering others better than themselves and laying their lives down for one another.
The Lord is dealing with the ‘heart attitude of Joseph’s brothers’ and raising up a Joseph Generation now. The people of God who love, forgive unconditionally and release restoration and blessing to one another.
I believe a prophetic word like this, requires a response. It is an invitation from the Lord to allow Him to examine our hearts (Psalm 139:23) and deal with anything that will contaminate heart motives, purity, character, integrity and hinder us moving into all He has for us. If selfish-ambition is found within hearts, I saw the beautiful forgiveness, restoration and healing of God happening swiftly in hearts as hearts were laid down before Him in repentance.
Oh how He loves His people! Oh how beautiful is His fire that consumes! What a glorious day we are in as the body of Christ. A day of such rich harvest, outpouring and fullness. The fruitfulness we shall see, and His Glory that will be seen, will leave us undone, but to move into all He is releasing, we must embrace the fire of His purging of the heart.
Truly the time has come, a monumental shift is upon us. A deeper preparation for the Church to take her place like we have never seen before.
The time has come to step further into the manifestation of Isaiah 60:1-7:
1 “Arise, shine; for your light has come,
And the glory of the LORD has risen upon you.
2 For behold, darkness will cover the earth
And deep darkness the peoples;
But the LORD will rise upon you
And His glory will appear upon you.
3 “Nations will come to your light,
And kings to the brightness of your rising.
4 “Lift up your eyes round about and see;
They all gather together, they come to you.
Your sons will come from afar,
And your daughters will be carried in the arms.
5 “Then you will see and be radiant,
And your heart will thrill and rejoice;
Because the abundance of the sea will be turned to you,
The wealth of the nations will come to you.
6 “A multitude of camels will cover you,
The young camels of Midian and Ephah;
All those from Sheba will come;
They will bring gold and frankincense,
And will bear good news of the praises of the LORD.
7 “All the flocks of Kedar will be gathered together to you,
The rams of Nebaioth will minister to you;
They will go up with acceptance on My altar,
And I shall glorify My glorious house. (biblehub.com)
It’s time people of God! It’s time!
Keep an eye out for her next book, “The Prophetic Voice of God”, due to be released October 2018
Lana Vawser Ministries, PO Box 241, Coolum Beach, QLD 4573, Australia