The voice of the Lord
I was asking the Lord the other night as I was praying, “Lord, show me Your heart. Show me even just a little bit of what You’re saying and doing right now.” I have a real hunger for discovering and understanding the purpose of God.
What He left me with is, I believe, only a very small part of what is on His heart right now for His church and for the world, especially given my small part in it, but it is nonetheless significant. At some point during prayer I had the words from Psalm 29:3 just dropped into my spirit out of nowhere (well, heaven, but you know what I mean): “The voice of the Lord is over/upon the waters”
I began to ponder and have continued to ponder over the past couple of days why the Lord might have highlighted this particular Scripture. As I have been meditating on it I have been led to Genesis 1 verses 2 and 3 where we find the surface of the world to be formless and void and in chaos…and the Spirit of God hovering (or bithing – Hebrew ‘rachaph’) over the waters. And in the very next verse, God speaks, and thus begins the process of creatively bringing about order to the face of the planet.
This I believe is at least a little part of His heart for the moment. He desires to bring prophecy to life again in the body. It burns in one or two vessels but He would have it now be the voice of the Bride, of the whole body. The Spirit of God is hovering over the chaos of the earth ready to bring to birth the purpose of God but it requires the spoken word to set things in motion. As Isaiah 51:15,16 says (and now I understand why these two verses go so neatly together):
“For I am the Lord your God, who stirs up the sea and its waves roar (the Lord of hosts is His name).
I have put My words in your mouth and have covered you with the shadow of My hand, to establish the heavens, to found the earth, and to say to Zion, ‘You are My people.'”
It’s funny how often the earth is spoken of in terms of the sea. Think also of His promise that “the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea.” (Habakkuk 2:14) But that aside – this is the message for now:
“The voice of the Lord is upon the waters
The God of glory thunders
The Lord is over many waters.” (Psalm 29:3)