Terrain Has Changed
by Cheryl McGrath
A Word from the Lord received 31st January, 2005
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12 Oct 1998
Warfare Note #13
The Fathers House - a House of Prayer.
Building begins with the Father. The art of protection and provision
is the art of the Father. Building is the work of the Creator and Upholder.
Building begins in the heart of the Father. Praying begins with "Father".
Living intercession is a living, ongoing experience of and relation to
the Father. Praying as an art, as a lifestyle is a returning to the Father.
An intercessor is anyone who has thoroughly learnt the art of abiding in,
of waiting on the Lord, Ps 62:1-2. Ability to abide and to wait is more,
and something else, than being harnessed and disciplined. One cannot discipline
oneself to rest. Discipline is a sign of willingness, allowing God to save,
to sanctify and to bring to rest. The Father's house is a house of rest
and restitution. Building a house of prayer begins with rest. The Father's
house, a house of prayer is a Shalom state. It is a Sabbath position. It
is reconciliation practically manifested. A house of prayer is a work unit
before the Lord, established on the fact of the Sabbath, on the fact of
the possibility of finding rest. The Sabbath assembly is the most pregnant
reminder of the Father's covenant, of his will and intention to honour
his own covenant. To profane the Sabbath is to violate the covenant. To
profane the Sabbath is to pervert the ways of God's salvation. To profane
the Sabbath is to add to the Lord's protocol of prayer. The Sabbath assembly
is a House of Prayer, a Shalom state, a peace pocket in a time of upheaval.
Being at rest, staying at peace is to be prophetic, to speak and act prophetically
in a time of incredible hype. The Father's house is a house of prayer,
Christ's house, whose house we are, Hebr 3:6. The Father's house is a house
of rest and restitution. Hebr 4 is a solemn warning not to take lightly
the offer to enter the shalom state. Resting is the very foundation for
real intercession, for the House of Prayer. Such a house is a house of
waiting, waiting on the Lord. Such a house is a process of sanctification
of the people involved, an ever deepening concern for the society and an
ongoing battle to guard what is accomplished. Rushing for quick solutions
and mighty victories, running for big names and a great show is to become
part of the problem constituting the end time. Modern Church profanes the
Sabbath Modern church states that hype equals experience of the Lord. Modern
Church needs to find its way back to the Book, who very definitely states
that rest equals experience of the Father. Rest equals Redemption and Restitution.
Talking these things over, a friend landed the following remark - hype
equals hypocrisy, the more intense and manipulative the deeper the hypocrisy.
An old prophet in our region had a profound vision from the lord some 45
years ago. A faceless crowd displaying immense, overwhelming holiness.
Asking the Lord for an interpretation, he was told that he had been allowed
to see a part of the Faceless Awakening, the true awakening that has no
name and no Names up front. Building well is a matter of foundation. "Behold,
there is a place by Me, and you shall stand there on the rock." - Ex 33:21.
Building well is a matter of alignment and measurement - Christ being the
cornerstone, Eph 2:19-22. Building well is a matter of purpose, being built
together into a dwelling of God in the Spirit, Eph 2:22. Building well
a matter of shape and nature, holiness befits Thy house, Ps 93:5. Building
well is a matter of priorities, the Peace and welfare of Jerusalem, Ps
122:6-9. Building is a matter of priorities, a house of prayer for all
nations and their leaders, Isa 56:7, 1Tim 2:1-4. The Father's house is
a House of Prayer. The Father's house is a Shalom state. The Fathers house
is a Sabbath position. The Father's house is a state of Rest, an invitation
to rest, a prophetic establishment of the promised rest.
PRIORITY NUMBER ONE:
PRAY FOR MEN IN AUTHORITY, 1 TIM 2:1-4
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