God is doing something in America. There is a stirring. There is a preparation taking place. Things are shifting. Now more than ever is the time to be AWAKE and listening to what Holy Spirit is saying.
A couple of days ago as I was running, I had a vision. I don't always like when God speaks to me that way because I can't tell if my brain is thinking crazy things from the running or if Holy Spirit is trying to show me something. Normally it disrupts my whole run as I stop to walk and pray in tongues to see if my imagination is running wild or Holy Spirit is speaking LOL. It was a rather absurd picture and I had to ask Holy Spirit what it meant. If you can imagine with me, I saw the pews of a church. As I looked out at the pews there were nicely wrapped gifts in some seats and people in some seats.
Holy Spirit said to me, "There are many unopened gifts in the churches of America"..... Selah.
Holy Spirit has given to individuals spiritual gifts (see 1 Cor. 12:11) Each of you reading this has something that the body needs to function to the fullest capacity.
So what is He saying? He's saying, YOU ARE GIFTED. He's saying IT'S TIME TO OPEN YOUR GIFT. He's saying YOUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS, YOUR CHURCH, THE LOST WORLD NEEDS YOUR GIFT!!
It's time to use what has been placed inside of you. Don't be satisfied with less than a supernatural life. If you're to prophesy, BE BOLD AND PROPHESY (I'm just now stepping into this myself) If you're to serve, START SERVING. If you're to teach, start a Bible Study and get to TEACHING! If you're an encourager, write some cards, encourage your pastors, your leaders, your friends, your nursery workers! And we could keep going down the list of incredible gifts that Holy Spirit has given the Church.
As Christians we HAVE to start using these gifts. As leaders we have a responsibility to help draw the gifts out of the people in the church. In fact one of my favorite things to do is take a teenager (or adult) and begin to call out the giftings in their life. There is nothing greater than seeing someone flourish in the gift that Holy Spirit has given them. As a spiritual mom there's no greater joy than seeing my children walk in their specific anointings and giftings. For Papa God it is the same. HE LOVES WATCHING HIS CHILDREN WALK IN THEIR GIFTS!!!
There's many prophets, teachers, evangelists, servers, miracle workers, abundant faith, sitting in the pews of the American church not using the gifts that the Church and a lost world desperately need. Holy Spirit is saying A MOVE OF GOD IS COMING AND IT IS GOING TO OPEN AND ILLUMINATE THE GIFTS IN THE BODY OF CHRIST.
Get ready to get out of your comfort zone! It's time to use the gift God has given you! Be Brave, Be Courageous, step out and watch God use you in ways you didn't know were possible!! Don't be intimidated by man. Don't let fear, doubt, or insecurity have the best of you. RISE UP BRIDE, RISE UP! RISE AND SHINE, your gifts are being opened, they're being illuminated for HIS GLORY! Hallelujah, praise the Lord, I've done wrote myself happy LOL. God is up to something BIG, get on board!
Be Blessed, J. Tate