Thursday, December 13, 2012

Contrary Winds Of Adversity Are Blowing Many In The Right Direction

While speaking on childlike faith in Kansas, I noticed an eleven-year-old boy named Brody listening intently as if he were eating the message off everyone's plate.
Two weeks later I received this update on Brody.

Brody went bow hunting with his cousin. While walking to their hunting place, Brody was thinking how difficult it would be to actually kill a deer. It was very windy and a boy of Brody's size doesn't have the strength to pull a powerful bow. He told his mother later that while having these thoughts God told him he would get a deer. His mother asked him what God had said and Brody's reply was that God said, " Brody, I'm going to give you one of my animals today". Shortly thereafter, Brody saw a doe 30 yards away (a difficult distance for Brody and his bow). He shot and saw that the arrow would miss its mark, but at the last moment a strong wind hit the arrow and sent it into the animal's heart. A perfect shot. What an awsome God!

When I heard this testimony I couldn't help but think how many of us are experiencing strong winds of adversity that leave us powerless from pursuing our purposes and dreams. But then in the Spirit I saw these same strong winds actually blowing many in the direction God intends them to go. These adverse winds had become friends to many, driving them into their God-appointed destination.
"It's not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit," says the Lord.


Bill Yount

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Are You Feeling Insignificant? 1 Samuel 15:17

1 Samuel 15:17 "And Samuel said to Saul. When you were little in your own eyes, you were exalted to be the head of the tribes of Israel and the Lord anointed you King over Israel.
There are times when I feel so insignificant. Am I making any difference in this world that is falling apart at the seams? This morning, as often is the case, I sensed the word 'NO' speaking to me from situations and circumstances that I have been praying about. I sense many others are hearing it too. But I then saw the two letters N O lighting up in the Spirit meaning, it's 'NOT OVER!"'

I am noticing a pattern that weaves throughout my life. After seasons of living in obscure insignificance something happens that thrusts me to higher, more noble places. And I discover from this notable place that God had been using me all along, perhaps even more in those seasons when I felt like quitting.


You Are Only Seeing The Tip of The Ice Berg of How God Is Using You

I see a tip of the iceberg of the Kingdom of Heaven. Ten per cent of an ice berg is seen and ninety per cent is under water and invisible to the natural eye. It's the ninety per cent that is the most powerful. The ninety percent of God's Kingdom is now moving beneath the dark waters of the earth. You won't hear this by watching or listening to the news.You will see this by focusing on the Lord. Many feel like you are not being the light you should be. But you are only seeing about 10 percent of how God is using you. There is ninety percent of your light shining, touching people's lives in ways you aren't seeing right now. God is using you greatly.

Many are not only seeing the tip of the iceburg of evil in the world but are focusing and being mesmerized by the ninety percent that's underneath it. But evil of Titanic proportion is about to clash into the tip of the ice berg of the Kindgom of Heaven and there will be a crying out from the lost as with the Titanic, causing many to come to you from the ten percent of your light shining and you will discover that God has been using you all along in many people's lives and you just didn't know it. "Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising." Isaiah 60:30
Remember N O means it's NOT OVER!
Bill Yount