While pressing into prayer for Cartersville, the Lord broke my heart for several things.
During one late night watch, Holy Spirit gave me a vision of Jesus carrying the cross with a shackle around His neck and a chain attached to it. People were jerking the chain as though He was a puppet. In the vision, I fell to my knees and He looked at me and said, “I’d do it again, I love them that much.” Oh, I pray that we as His bride would stop trying to string Him a long as a puppet, but instead-seek His face, seek His heart cry, honor Him, lift Him up in reverential fear in preparation for His return.
During corporate prayer, there was an alter call. We were encouraged to go and lay something down that was hindering us in our relationship with the Lord. After doing so, then were were to ask the Lord for something in return. As we were praying, the Lord showed me a vision of countless gifts aligning the alter. The gifts were as far deep and as far high as the eye could see. I began weeping because nobody was claiming any of the precious things the Lord wanted His children to have. It broke His heart they would chose to hang onto broken things of the world instead of things that would lead to restoration and empower them to advance His Kingdom. Lord, help us to let go, so we can receive all you have for us! We want more of You Lord! More Lord, more!
The last morning, a friend was holding the door for people as they were entering the sanctuary. As I approached, he jokingly closed it so I couldn’t get in. I knew his intention was to be funny, but the Lord used it as a warning and prayer point. The Holy Spirit brought to my recollection the picture of Jesus knocking on the door to someone’s heart and then switched it to Him holding the door open for His friends to enter into His Kingdom only for Him to shut it and Him tell them “depart from Me, for I never knew you” Matthew 7:23. Oh, that none shall perish, but come to the knowledge of Jesus as their Savior!