Friday, February 6, 2009

The Giant Awakes

Theresa Phillips:
"The Giant Awakes from a Long Sleep"

Theresa PhillipsHe is Stirring the Slumbering Giant

I can't help it, I am ignited with sheer joy and great expectation! I have been seeing and hearing that many have an expectancy of something. People are looking for something from Heaven! I have been looking for something myself! Then it was there, in front of me. Scripture standing at attention as if it shot right off the page toward me! Leaping inside, awakening me, and bringing me into a new light:

"But when anything is exposed and reproved by the light, it is made visible and clear; and where everything is visible and clear there is light..."

Revelation took over; I was now under its total control.

"...Therefore He says, 'Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall shine (make day dawn) upon you and give you light...'"

O my, He is calling a great awakening! This new awakening will be fresh revelation. It will be His glorious Church. Yes, it will! This Giant will arise with healing in its wings. Yes, healing is the Children's bread—a healed Church will emerge. Healed from apathy, healed from fear, and much more.

"The Church at large is much larger," says the Lord. "Larger than you think it is. Europe will awake. South America will awake. America is stirring already, can you feel it? All seven continents will awake," says the Lord, "for the Giant is done sleeping, casting off bed clothes where they once were hiding. Now they will look up to where their help really comes from: Me in the Heavens. I am doing this," says the Lord.

"...Look carefully then how you walk! Live purposefully and worthily and accurately, not as the unwise and witless, but as wise (sensible, intelligent people)." Ephesians 5:13-15 (Amplified Bible)

The eyes of the Church are opening. Sleep is being wiped away, for the brilliance of His Person empowered by Holy Spirit is captivating. Even many who know nothing of the glory we are hearing about will indeed hunger and stir.

"The signs, wonders, miracles, healings—yes, many, many are hearing about this and WANT IT," says the Lord.

He has spoken and will not delay; He is stirring the slumbering Giant. His signs and wonders are exploding across the earth.

"For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea." Habakkuk 2:14

Then I Saw in the Spirit a Huge Cloud Smoldering in Front of Me

"Pregnant!" says the Lord. "The cloud is pregnant with water of Holy Spirit to pour out more of Me," says the Lord of all of me. "Oppression will cease. False teachings will be corrected; honor will be restored to the House of the Lord. I will come and rebuild My house! Even now many are getting visions and many are acting upon them."

Then, as I continued to gaze at this wondrous sight, I saw billows of fluff ascending right before my very eyes. The Glory, that very tangible Presence of the realms of Heaven, was laid out in front of me, just looming across the vast atmosphere so huge and glorious. But what is so tremendous is that glory is the power of the Church: "What is loosed from the Heavens will be caught in the earth" (paraphrased).

Revelation 7:12 says: "Amen! Praise and glory and wisdom and thanks and honor and power and strength be to our God for ever and ever. Amen!" He is sharing His power with the Church—the latter day Church. Giving wisdom and thanksgiving and strength to do for Him...O glory!

A Being Wrapped Up in the Cloud Began to Move

I saw a huge body wrapped up in the cloud beginning to move. The body was dressed in dark jeans and a white shirt. Barefoot and long hair, it was neither male nor female. This being began to move. It had been lying on its right side buried in the cloud (right side means personal intercession, see Ezekiel 4:6).

The being was moving, groaning then beginning to stretch out its arms into the sapphire blue sky touching its finger tips. Grasping for eternity! The Church was in the cloud; HIS Church was in the cloud, moving with the cloud.

God is awakening the Body of Christ. He is stirring the Body. He is pouring His passion for intimacy and praise and worship to ascend to His throne room. It moves Him closer to the earth. The Church, once thought to be just a place where four walls and three songs and an offering is made with a homily, is going to change. It is going outside the walls and will begin to shine with revelatory insight to those around her.

The Church will begin to be the lender and not the borrower, not thinking of itself but catapulted into the very forefront of preferring the other before oneself...O my... Yes, the Church is awakening from a slumber.

"Put off those clothes and live," says the Lord. "Live and watch Me overshadow you with great Presence."

Moving as One Together for the Next Move of God

The cloud began to move and the being began to grow increasingly interesting. Then I knew what was taking place before me. I was in terror and awe. Terror and awe! It was not a giant like Goliath and enemy of the Lord. It was not a weapon against the Believer. It is the Believers who are willing to become one—to move together for the next move of God!

I wept at the very sight. It was simple, but the atmosphere was majestic, charged with anticipation. The jeans were a reminder of barn clothes—no matter how you dress them up, they are still barn clothes. But they are durable, they are work clothes. God is calling the Church to work again. Work, work in the fields of Salvation equals the evangelism to come forth!

The white shirt is to have garments of white over your heart. A white heart filled with joy is the emerging long hair on the being. The Bible says a woman's hair is her glory (woman is symbolic of the Church). God is pouring out His glory on her, the Church. "Bare feet, clean steps," says the Lord. "They will be clean steps."

Glory to God! Yes, sleeper is awakening, and I want my part!

Theresa Phillips
Praise Ministries International



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