I've never shared some of these things before as I am a more "contemplative" type person, but my heart is exploding with joy and can't any longer contain it. When I took this picture, God downloaded heavenly secrets.....he opened my eyes to the realms of His glory at this moment in the stadium in Kigali, Rwanda....
Isaiah's words are HAPPENING!!! Angels are conspiring! The earth is getting excited, it's trembling with godly fear......
"The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me, because the Lord has anointed Me to preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound.....to comfort all who mourn....to give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness, that they may be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified.....And they shall rebuild the old ruins, they shall raise up the former desolations, and they shall repair ruined cities....." Isaiah 61
OOOOOH how amazing Isaiah 60, 61, and 62 are to me!!!! I cry when I read it! In my Bible are written in big letters "Rwanda" in the margin of 61. Last year in Rwanda I nearly collapsed as I saw it happening right before my eyes. I saw Pastor Rick living the call of Jesus, the deepest part of His heart!! Right before me was Heaven coming to earth. A son of our Father walking in the prophetic desire of our elder Brother, Jesus. A family romance taking place right before my eyes. This was an EPIC movie....better than that....an ETERNAL movie. One that we'd watch together over and over again....rejoicing, laughing, and dancing at the memory of earth receiving heaven.
This year's trip had me stunned and silenced more than anything in my whole life. A friend often asked me, "What's wrong with you?" I couldn't even respond properly. I was silenced. NOTHING was wrong. Everything was RIGHT, from the perspective God was revealing to me.
God kept saying to me, "Pay attention to my son, Rick...watch what I'm doing in Rwanda." That was easy to do since I was photographing him, and I've made it my habit to pay attention to him for several years. I've seen him on the worst days of his life. Photographing his son's funeral put me in a 2 month downward spiral of deep depression. Every night I'd wake up crying for Kay. This year God gave me a spiritual vision of Rick and Kay with their son. It was one of those REALER than real visions. In the spirit. I was released to complete joy over Matthew's life and what God is planning for Rick and Kay....a forcing of the enemy to repay them 100-fold what he stole. There is a HUGE party coming friends!!! And everyone that is willing to pay attention (have eyes to see) will reap the rewards. Angels have conspired to bless them and us and Africa!!! Heaven on earth will be seen everywhere Rick and Kay (and their family, us) walk. Which is my brief interpretation of the vision.
I've also seen Rick during very high moments.... Last year's celebration in Kigali, Rwanda was one of them. It was like a floodgate opened for the center of Africa to partake in wholeness, in holiness, in community, in love. Rwandan leaders poured out healing in their prayers over Rick and Kay's loss. Rick poured out his heart towards the loss of life during the genocide. Contending happened. Wars were won. Orphans adopted. Joy began to penetrate. Heaven was coming near. (Luke 10:9) God's HEART!!!
This year in Rwanda God showed me the importance of His ordained and highly desired exaltation of the "sons of God" AND the realness of spiritual warfare surrounding them/us....we are the one's that earth eagerly, in pain, waits for the moment of our revealing (Romans 8:19). EVEN the rocks know!! We are set up for winning, to go from Glory to Glory.
He showed me that the entire angelic realm awaits our command, they know whose we are....they are waiting for US to know who we are, they are wanting revelation to happen in our hearts, for us to listen to God. We know we are going to heaven but do we know that heaven is within us wanting to be released among the poorest, the darkest, the most lost (Isaiah 61)? I can't think of a better example for God to have given me than Rick Warren! When I took this picture God said, "This is what he does when no one is looking, he listens, he asks, he goes to deep places with Me." I knew it was absolutely the truth about him.
God's heartbeat for the nations, His cry for the poor, is being heard by the "sons of God." He wants earth to have it's desire, for Heaven to invade it.....for us to be completely possessed with the Spirit of God. To be a person of deep communion with Him, doing everything we see Him doing, and saying everything He says. To be in sync with His angelic hosts.
This year in Rwanda, we saw Heaven coming nearer to 31 African countries. There is mighty shift in the atmosphere! And the whole world is going to see it. God wins.
"And these works shall you do, and greater works..." ~Jesus
"We are only as good as the value we place on the poorest person on earth." ~Bill Johnson in his sermon 9-7-2014
PS. If you haven't heard what's happening in Rwanda, I encourage you to watch through Pastor Rick, President Kagame, Rwanda's media, and the people of Rwanda. NOT the U.S. media/rumors. You will be inspired for a lifetime. I promise. It will fan into flame the torch of reconciliation. The heart of the Gospel seen in plain view!! #rwandapeace #rickwarren