I’ve gone through stuff in my life. Just like you. We’ve all got our stuff. Just so happens that the past few months have been a new version of stuff i haven’t tasted before…. And i don’t like the taste….Never-the-less….it is the plate set before me.
One looong, haaaard day last week i sat before the LORD and stared…just stared…”LORD, i can’t even pray”………….so i stared some more. And the LORD in HIS infinite goodness granted me a vision.
In that vision i saw myself, a tiny little version of me, standing in the middle of a huge golden bowl. And that bowl was as bone dry as i was. And i knew it…i was standing alone in a dry, desolate place.
Then one by one i felt drops…drops of oil…(not water)…oil…and one by one those drops began to saturate my face, anoint my body and fill up that golden bowl…one.. by one.. by one…
As i pondered the meaning of this vision the LORD spoke to me and said…. “I know you don’t have the strength to pray right now…but I have MY people praying for you…every drop of oil represents a prayer of a saint, who is lifting you up before MY Throne.”
I lifted my face towards Heaven and smiled…”Oh LORD thank you, thank you, thank you!”
Then i went to the WORD. And i cracked the BOOK open and looked for confirmation. And glory to GOD, right there it was!
And when he took the scroll, the four living beings and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb. Each one had a harp, and they held gold bowls filled with incense, which are the prayers of God’s people.
The smoke of the incense, mixed with the prayers of God’s holy people, ascended up to God from the altar where the angel had poured them out. Then the angel filled the incense burner with fire from the altar and threw it down upon the earth; and thunder crashed, lightning flashed, and there was a terrible earthquake.
prayers of the saints
ascending to GOD
now add fire from the alter…and we have completed the recipe for a move of GOD…
I believe in Heaven… GOD has golden bowls, of various sizes, constantly being filled up with the prayers of HIS people…and at just the right time…when that last prayer drops into that specific basin…that certain golden bowl tips and overflows to earth… pouring out the answer and saturating the recipient with blessings from heaven.