I believe the Lord is stirring His bride to awaken and take up their position as sons and daughters in the Kingdom of God and take up their God given assignments. The Lord has been repeating this message over and over to me. Now is the time for action. Now is the time to shine for Jesus and bring in the harvest. Now is the time to step out into your God given assignment, use the spiritual gifts you have been given and impact the world for the Kingdom of God.
When I was praying I strongly felt the presence of the Lord in the room. As I looked up I had a vision of the Lion of the tribe of Judah walk into the bedroom of a believer who was sleeping. I had a sense that the Lion was visiting many bedrooms of believers and what I was seeing was a representation of what was happening across the body of Christ. As the Lion walked into this bedroom he set off the alarm clock that was next to the person’s bed. I realized the Lion was sounding the alarm for the person to awaken from their sleep. He was waiting beside their bed hoping they would awaken. He seemed eager to see the person awaken and I knew He had somewhere He wanted to take the person. The person didn’t stir and kept sleeping. I also noticed there was a backpack on the end of the person’s bed. The backpack contained details of the person’s God given assignment and destiny as well as everything they needed to complete the task including their spiritual gifts. This person didn’t hear the promptings of the Lion. I noticed there was sadness in the eyes of the Lion and I felt sad as I watched Him. Each day He came back to see if the person would awaken at the sound of His alarm but this person kept sleeping.
The vision changed and I then saw the Lion walk into another believer’s bedroom and again sound the alarm, just as before. This time I noticed the person stirred. They were in a semi sleep like state but they were awake enough to notice the lion. They recognized Him and recognized the alarm was sounding. As the Lion nuzzled their arm and prompted them to come with Him, they responded with the word ‘soon’. They reasoned the time away and felt they would respond at a later time. I could see they were thinking through all the things they had planned in their day and their life and they felt they were too busy but they would be available in the future. Again the Lion seemed sad and turned and walked out, hoping the next day the person would be ready to come when the alarm sounded. I noticed the backpack on their bed had been opened partly but seemed to have been left mostly unused. This person seemed to know in part what their assignment was and also knew what their spiritual gifts were but they had not started their assignment or put their gifts to full use.
Next the Lion walked into a third bedroom. This time the person was not sleeping but was sitting upright on their bed, ready. As He sounded the alarm the person sprang from their bed, eager to go where the Lion was leading. The destination seemed unknown to the person but they were keen to go and there seemed to be a sense of adventure about the trip the Lion was taking them on. The Lion nuzzled the person and there was such a closeness between them. I knew that the person had been with the Lion before and enjoyed their times together and completely trusted in His leading. As the person got up to go, they picked up their backpack. The backpack contained everything they needed to complete the task and the journey ahead. As they left the room, I saw a path set before them. As the person stepped out onto the path, the Lion breathed on the path and the path lit up with light. The person had stepped out in faith and the road had become clear. Psalm 37:23 - The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, and He delights in his way. Psalm 16:11 - You will show me the path of life. 2 Corinthians 5:7 – We walk by faith and not by sight. I also now saw huge paw prints on the path ahead, continuing as far as I could see. I knew the Lion had gone before the person and had prepared the path. He was now accompanying the person on the path already prepared. Isaiah 58:11 – The Lord will guide you continuously. The person regularly utilised items in their backpack along the way. The backpack contained revelation on the journey ahead, their spiritual gifts as well as practical items they needed to complete the assignment.
I believe the Lord is highlighting that now, like never before, it is time to awaken, listen to His voice and be ready to go wherever He leads. John 10:3 – And the sheep recognize the voice of the True Shepherd, for he calls his own by name and leads them out, for they belong to him (The Passion Translation). Ephesians 5:14 – “Arise, you sleeper! Rise up from the dead and the Anointed One will shine his light into you!” (The Passion Translation). We need to step out in faith onto the prepared path ahead in response to His leading, and as we do, the path will become clear. We are not to delay the stepping out when prompted but are instead to be swift in our obedience. We will be given everything we need to complete our God given assignment and destiny and the Lord will be with us every step of the way. We need to use the spiritual gifts we have been given. Romans 12:6 - Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them. We are to impact the world around us for the Kingdom of God as the harvest is ready and ripe. Luke 10:2 - The harvest is huge and ripe. But there are not enough harvesters to bring it all in. As you go, plead with the Owner of the Harvest to drive out into his harvest fields many more workers (The Passion Translation).
The Lion of the Tribe of Judah is sounding the call to action – will you hear Him and respond?