Given to Valerie Link
Last night I had a dream in which I saw a freezer that was encrusted with thick sheets of ice—so thick that there was little room for anything to fit in the freezer. People were using ice picks in an attempt to remove the ice, but it wouldn’t budge. Suddenly the freezer warmed up and the ice began to break away from it. I walked up and started removing great sheets of this ice. I heard God say, “Hurry, remove the ice while the work is easy. I have given a season of grace in which it will be easy for my people to receive breakthrough. I am melting hearts, but you must each do your own part before this season is over.” When I awoke, I began seeking the Lord on what we need to be doing to see breakthrough in our own lives, in the lives of those we are praying for, and in our nation. These are the things which the Lord gave me:
- Fast—In order to achieve breakthrough, ask God what He would have you fast and for how long. Then be obedient.
- Repent—Ask God to reveal to you anything that is not pleasing to Him and turn away from it… Repent also for the sins of our nation.
- Individual and corporate prayer—Individual prayer is important, but it is also vital that we gather together with other believers to seek God on behalf of our nation. The future of our nation truly does depend on the prayers of the Body of Christ right now. This is something which I do not say lightly.
- Regular times of quiet before the Lord in which you allow Him to speak to you. This is also a period of increase in revelation. You need to hear what God is saying to you at this time so please make this a priority.
Ecclesiastes 3:1—“To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.”