In the last few weeks, the Lord has been speaking to us at The Life Church about the work He intends to do among us. A couple of weeks ago, I was given a message about the horn of salvation being raised in the church, which speaks of God’s protection and covering over the church, as well as His intent to save souls through the ministry.
Last Sunday morning while praying in the church, I was given a picture of a water tap that had no water flowing from it. As I wondered what this image was, I then sensed I had to read Isaiah 22. As I went home to get ready for the service, I started reading the passage, and verse 8-11 stood out to me.
It reads, “He has taken away the covering of Judah. In that day you looked to the weapons of the House of the Forest, and you saw that the breaches of the city of David were many. You collected the waters of the lower pool, and you counted the houses of Jerusalem, and you broke down the houses to fortify the wall. You made a reservoir between the two walls for the water of the old pool. But you did not look to him who did it, or see him who planned it long ago.” Isaiah 22:8-11
While this passage has its meaning contextually, we believe that God also speaks to us prophetically through His unchanging Word. Often in scripture, water has been symbolic of the Holy Spirit’s work in us, as stated in John 7:37-39. We are also reminded that the ministry of Jesus and the Apostles only truly began when they were empowered by the Spirit (Matthew 3:16-17; Acts 2:1-47). The work of the Spirit in the church is therefore indispensable, if we desire to be effective, fruitful, and purposeful.
I believe that the message behind the image and the passage (Isaiah 22:8-11), is for us (the church) to prepare our hearts and intentionally seek God in prayer for a fresh move and an outpouring of His Spirit among us. The Lord has done a great work in the church, but we now need a fresh outpouring in this season. There is a tap and a reservoir, but there is no flow of water yet, and we are encouraged that when we ask for a fresh outpouring of the Spirit, our Father will hear us and answer us (Luke 11:13).
A CALL TO PRAYER
On Tuesday 31st of August, we will have our monthly prayer meeting at The Life Church. It will be a time of worship, prayer and seeking the Lord for a fresh outpouring of His Spirit. There is power in corporate prayer, so I will encourage you all to be there. The meeting will start at 7:30pm.