In 2008 God accelerated His people into a new place. We have been positioned beneath Heavens that have been opened by the very hand of God. We are now standing under unrestricted heavens. This is the time to order all aspects of our lives to reflect this reality.
As I pondered this word for 2009, I sensed three assignments for the Church as she stands under the open Heavens: Praise it Down, Pray it Down, and Pull it Down.
2009 is the year that worship will be experienced in a new dimension. Praise is the music that adorns the stairway of Heaven that connects this earth with the heavenly realms. As we praise, we will be taken into new dimensions of "stairway worship" that will join our voices to the voices of Heaven.
Pray it Down!
Pull it Down!
As the flood waters rose in the time of Noah, so the flood waters of fear are rising in many hearts. Unusual prophetic acts, that at one time looked ridiculous, will become postures of promise. God is calling the spirit of the prophets to "speak" in a language that will be seen more than it will be heard. This is not a year to be timid. Pull it down! Pull it down! Pull it down!
Let's Pray: "Father God, I am standing beneath Your open Heavens. You have brought me to this place for a time such as this. Thank You that the open heavens are not affected by a closed earth. I shout out to You, my Jehovah God - 'Here I am. I am ready to engage Your open Heavens!
For 2009, I will praise it down! I will pray it down! I will pull it down, so that Your name is glorified upon the earth! I pray and declare this in the name of Jesus Christ, Your magnificent Son. Amen.'"
Living Waters Church
About Garris Elkins: Garris Elkins is the Senior Leader at Living Waters Church, a Foursquare Church in Medford, Oregon. His ministry is to strengthen and encourage the Church through teaching and prophetic ministry.