Long ago in the early 80’s, I had a life changing moment with The LORD that led me to become an End-time Handmaiden with Sister Gwen Shaw.
I actually was so grateful to two ladies who literally prayed me back to The LORD after I was hurt deeply in the Church.
I decided that I wanted to learn how to pray like they prayed. You see, they were devoted Intercessors and were willing and obedient to take on whatever The LORD assigned them.
The vow I took as a Handmaiden, simply paraphrased, said I would go where He asked me to go, do what He asked me to do, eat what He gave me to eat, literally, my life was in His hands.
I was in a Church at that time that had a new pastor. He confronted me one day and said, “It is better to not make a vow to The LORD, than make one you will not keep”.
His words literally rung in my ears for many years, as I pondered if I missed The LORD, or if I was being judged regarding my call.
I truly believed The LORD called me to The Nations after completing many of Gwen Shaw’s Bible studies.
A very short time after that, I was in a Service in the same Church and The Holy Spirit spoke these Words to me and (I was just learning to operate in my gift) so I stood up and prophesied to the whole church (smile); “You did not choose Me, but I chose you, and appointed you to go and bear fruit-fruit that will remain. Then The Father will give you whatever you ask in His Name.” (John 15:16).
Well, you could have heard a pin drop in that moment, and as I sat down, a very kind lady, said to me, ‘Honey, that was not a Word to The Church, but a Word to you personally and The LORD said to tell you, in this Word that He chose you was very significant for you at this time. The LORD is confirming your call and He is assuring you that the fruit of your labor will remain.
Beloved, we can only bear fruit as we DWELL in HIM. This principle of bearing fruit that remains is a key part of a called Intercessor.
The emphasis here on “you did not choose me” is important, because at that time I did not see this, but have seen realized as I have died to self, is that the scripture did not say ’I chose Him’ but that, ‘He chose me’.
I can tell you that I believe at that moment in time, I, like many others, acted like I chose Him for my own purpose, and to meet my needs, instead of realizing that He has chosen us for His divine heavenly purpose, and for His needs in The Kingdom and in the world.
I tell you this today, because when The LORD calls you to ministry, He will confirm that call in many ways.
But when someone speaks negatively to you regarding that call, and you know in your heart that your call to ministry was what God ordained, He will bring blessed assurance over and over, as you move forward in that gift and call.
There are many who have spoken out of their own opinion without even realizing it, because beloved, we do not know our own hearts.
I have been so convicted in this hour that there is a call from Heaven to those who call themselves Christians, to those who have fallen away, to all who are hungry to come and be reconciled.
The LORD is calling out for reconciliation and true identification with the sins that are abounding and repentance from the depths of our hearts.
Truly as the saying goes, ‘We have met the enemy and He is Us.’ We are in a time of pointing the finger and choosing sides and not even pondering, ‘Where is the Love?’
I believe a true Intercessor is motivated by Love. The word ‘intercession’ actually means ‘to go in between’.
Paul mentions four separate things in 1 Timothy. He mentions ‘requests, prayers, intercession, and thanksgiving’ as separate disciplines which indicates that there is a definite difference between prayer and intercession.
An Intercessor takes a position before God on behalf of those for whom we pray . That is why it is called ‘standing in the gap’
They all tell stories of intercession and how it has the capacity to turn around whole nation, change their destiny and make history.
It literally means to change something that is to what it should be by the guidance and moving of The Holy Spirit.
A called Intercessor is ‘on call’ and available to The LORD. Many choose what they desire to intercede for but a Ministry of Availability has set a priority to allow HIM the first choice of what, who we pray for when we when we pray regardless of our emotions, burdens and choices.
This is not to say it is not okay to have our our times of choosing but first and foremost, when we are allowing Him to dictate to us instead of us dictating to Him, we are bearing fruit for eternity.
We must never forget, He is all knowing, and Jesus is interceding at the right hand of God so He is the one that sees all and we are available for His appointment.
So, it is important to come into His presence, and make ourselves available for that which is of HIM. In His presence, we must empty ourselves and worship Him and The Holy Spirit will lead us into His Intercessory burden.
In His presence, there is fullness of joy. Jesus bore the cross for the joy that was set before Him and we too, shall have our hearts filled with joy as we carry out His desires.
So, recently I posted a word about “What Has God Separated You Out to Do” and in the last few weeks, I have heard from many who are unsure of what their calling and gifting is in this end time hour.
I have come to know and appreciate that I am called to The Ministry of Availability.
I have chosen to live for an audience of one and many have accused me of desiring the acceptance of men as I became bolder as a prophetic voice.
But after a deep examination of my heart during the times of some of my greatest tests, I have come to the conclusion that testing comes to all of us and as we are tested and tried, we are being transformed into His image and becoming more and more desirous of carrying His heart.
As I have said many times, the desire for the acceptance of men always sets us up for their rejection. So just what does it mean to have a Ministry of Availability?
Have you ever had a close friend who you loved so much that whenever they called, you dropped everything to speak or listen or help them.
They are very few and far between. And did that friend honor that relationship in the same way, no matter what. Those are God-ordained. I am sure of it.
As I have matured in my relationship with The LORD, I have discerned many who love The LORD greatly but they desire a fulfilling social life and seek much popularity and sometimes, it is hard to get on their calendar to have quality time with them.
The LORD has assured me that there will always be those who love Him but are casual inquirers and desire an audience with the King but they have not reached the point of pressing in to live totally for the audience of ONE. It is truly a progressive relationship.
When you have a Ministry of Availability, you seek the heart of The Father for every decision for nothing in our life is by accident, whether it be delays, surprises, or disguises.
His timing is perfect, He loves to surprise us by His grace and He often disguises His goodness in something we don’t choose, but something He allowed to teach us to trust and obey.
Because The LORD is all knowing, He alone knows what assignment is most needed.
I have many requests people give me, and also have prayer burdens for my family, but I have learned over time that He Who sits on the right hand of God making intercession for us, is the One Who chooses the thing that needs someone to stand in the gap for.
He sent me half way around the world to Singapore to receive a Pastor/ Prophet’s mantle, then equipped me to stand in the gap for something I could have never imagined would happen.
Actually, I had previously as an Intercessor in the USA, gained a place in Intercessor against the spirit operating in Asia that He assigned me to.
Beloved, He is the perfect problem solver, leader, lover, all that we need. Sometimes, we are ever learning but often not coming to the true knowledge of the Truth that only the one who is Truth can reveal!
He recently interrupted my life of doing what I thought was the most important assignment — to move back to my hometown — and intercede about a spirit that gained a place there back in the early 80’s and only two of us who were there then are still alive! Who knew?
And oh my, what a journey and what a trip it has been. Only God!
He only recently gave me the missing pieces to a puzzle I never thought of. He is a Restorer of The Breach. He is the Resurrected King.
The LORD is saying, “I AM sending out an invitation to those who would say like Isaiah said, I set my face like FLINT and I know I will not be ashamed (Isaiah 5:7), not giving in to discouragement and hopelessness but passionately pursuing Me and proclaiming my goodness to all the nations of the world to fulfill The Great Commission,” says The LORD of all the world.
“For I AM filling you will strength and a deep resolve to speak My Words in the authority I have given you and the anointing of The Fear of The LORD, that will cause the hearer to tremble as the spirit of truth cuts through all the lies and deception of the enemy who has been speaking ungodly counsel and displaying perverseness through manipulation and control,” says The Father.
Many years ago, The LORD came into my room and said, “I have come to put a Sword in your hand. You are to use it at My Command.”
The Sword (Isaiah 49:2) is the Hebrew word chereb. It is not a normal Sword, per se, but is a knife or tool used for cutting stone. It often is used to describe or correspond to a teacher… which is you and I.. so it is the very Words of Christ Jesus on our lips, and has Power and Authority within it.
Beloved, we don’t need a brandished weapon in order to show God’s authority in all the earth. We only need to speak the words of The LORD with Holy Boldness and authority, as the anointing of The Holy Spirit takes hold of us and those words penetrate TRUTH to the very core of the hearers.
So beloved of God, I heard The LORD saying, “I AM the controller and I AM in control of the whole earth.
But I have given you Authority to speak My Words with Holy Boldness, and they will go forth and penetrate truth to the hearers who have been lulled to sleep with lies and caught up in the spirit of fear sent, to destroy their faith and hope,” says The Father.
“It is time to arise, and greet your maker as you set your focus on the only true Father.
I AM giving you a single eye that is full of light to dispel all the darkness. You must set your focus and set your clock for this is the 11th hour and the Light of My Glory shall soon cover the earth as I put every thing back in place and finish what I started even a I uncover all the deception of what has been stolen and I finish what I started to bring revolution and send forth My Trumpet, Donald Trump to carry out my redemptive, restorative, revolutionizing plan for unity and freedom in the nations,” says The LORD to all who have ears to hear.
Will you be A Minister of Availability?
Will you take a stand for liberty and justice for all. Will you avail yourself to those who need a helping hand.
Will you be his voice that assures the hopeless that everything they need shall be available through the one who supplies all our need?
May The LORD give us a healthy heart change that leads to A Great Awakening.
“And He has made My mouth like a sharp sword; in the shadow of His hand He has hidden Me, and made Me a polished shaft; in His quiver He has hidden Me.” Isaiah 49:2.
The Great Commission
“Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, to the mountain which Jesus had appointed for them. When they saw Him, they worshiped Him; but some doubted.
And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of The Father and of the Son and of The Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I AM with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.” Matthew 28:16-20.
“Later He appeared to the eleven as they sat at the table; and He rebuked their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they did not believe those who had seen Him after He had risen. And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will follow those who believe: in My Name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”“ Mark 16:14-18.