JUST A BOX OF MATCHES


By Evangelist Linda J UK

Written in the Year 2012

You know I love to write……. I woke up this morning about 3.00am and wanted to light some candles on my new candelabra. I have a box of matches that I must have had for years and which has moved house with me so many times. Don’t ask me why but I have a little habit of putting the used matches back in the box when i have used them, which is so frustrating when you are looking for an unused one. I tutt ever time but still do it.

This morning there seems to be millions of used ones. I lost that special moment and the stillness of the early morning hour by having to search for just that one I could use…..
As this was happening, Father spoke to my spirit. I felt him showing me , this is what it is like when he is looking for that man , or that woman whom he can use and can’t find one. He says as much in his word. He said:-

“And I looked, and there was none to help; and I wondered that there was none to uphold: therefore mine own arm brought salvation unto me; and my fury, it upheld me.
Isaiah 63:5

He calls me by name and reminded me, this is what it is like when none of his children are ready, when none have been dipped or when many have lost the essence (the red bit of the match)- the anointing and the incendiary of the Holy Ghost.

A box of cold burnt out match sticks , is not a pretty sight. It is a shell of a former glory. This spoke to me of the condition of the church, the body of Christ. Much worse, is that some of the new matches (the ones intact) are hidden under the ones that are used up and burnt out.

I feel the spirit urge me to express to ‘come out from among them and be ye separate’. There is need for a clean sweep . A need to get rid of the brick brac and the things that have no use and doesn’t bring Father glory. We must stop stifling the little ones that Father wants to and can use.

It is not just about making up the numbers, having a full box (church) but which is a damp squib and of no use…. Its about seeking out the things God has put in and placed amongst us that can be and is ready, for use.

It is the hour of power, the time to awake. It is the time to stand tall, to be ready to strike. We need substance in ourselves, substance, which will enable the lighting of a fire, a fire which will set the world ablaze with the undiluted passion and power of the saving message of the kingdom.

I hear a noise and crackling in my spirit. I know it is the ignition of God!! Draw near and be open to his word.

He says he is not a respecter of persons. He is willing to use you and waiting to set the whole box ablaze…. He wants to see his glory in His house. He wants His Name and His power known among the nations.

Written this day under unction and in our Fathers wonderful Name

Evangelist Linda J.

BINDING UP THE BROKEN HEARTED

I had not intended to write this particular word but this fine morning 13/12/2020 I am sitting with Father at our table and he is touching my heart and helping me to review the events of the past week.

On Wednesday this week, I had need to visit the X-ray department to have an X-ray on a condition that has been giving me some jip since about 2010. My daughter came with me and what a blessing to be leaning on your offspring at a time like this. I don’t take this lightly.

My name was duly called and a male nurse ushered me into a room. I wasn’t aware that he would be doing what needed to be done, but he set about doing his task.

What was so touching ( and the reason why I write and record) is the gentle care he gave as he was doing his task. He asked me questions and helped me position my body on the examining table. Thank God I didnt need to undress… He held my two feet as you would hold a baby’s and then found a solution for me to keep my toes together, as he took the photos. He gently wrapped/swaddled…. an apron round my ankles and then went to take the shots.

When he returned he spoke softly to me and repositioned me from lying down, to sitting back up. I didnt need the help, but he helped place my winter scarf around my shoulders. When I asked what the pictures had shown, he said they are not permitted to say, but if it was an emergency, I would have been booked in, but as it is routine, I will hear from my GP.

That was the event.

Next day I was able to get out of bed with a spring in my step , so much so that I laughed. I don’t know if this was a result of prayers or the care that had been given, but my pains were gone …..Glory to God!!! I began speaking in my mother tongue!! No one was going to silence that praise.

The Lord has been drawing reference to me about this event from his Holy word and what is happening in the Body.

Here was an unnamed carer/nurse who ministered and cared for me with such compassion and empathy and behind the scenes. He didn’t push me down or push his own ideas or position on me, but just respected me and accepted me as I am (sic). He also listened. Too often in the Body, we see pontification and bullish and controlling behaviors from those purported to represent our Father. They do him a disservice. Some now are soooh busy counting the number of ‘likes’, they don’t know what is happening on the ground to the flock – whether any one injured, they don’t really care. As for strategic issues, the blind is leading the blind.

The Bible says as much as you do unto my little ones (that is acts of kindness compassion and care) we do it unto, I am.

None of us knows what another person carries or is dealing with and we should walk carefully and humbly before our God. We know that some have entertained angels unnawares.

The Lord is ever present to heal and takes sickness away from us but the laborers are few. He knows our name. He doesn’t judge as men judge. He is touched with the feelings of our infirmities . He took upon him the form of servant – a lowly estate and he did it for us. He was not about making a name for himself, or bashing and demeaning others. He was always about lifting the beggar from the dung hill and our God (his Father), was satisfied with the travail of his soul which led to him being given a Name above every other Name and the praises and glory due to same through those that acknowledge and reverence same.

Let us Pray

Pray for genuine compassion to return to the Church of Jesus Christ.

Pray that we wont just profess the word, but the word be manifest in all we say and do ie stop playing church.

Pray that we wont keep straining at gnats and swallowing the camel down the road or in another nation, when there is much to do right under our noses, even now within our many zooms.

Pray that we will see whom God has sent and set amongst us ie his hurting little ones and get off our high horses like the Good Samaritan was wont to do.

Pray for a spirit of genuine humility to return to the Body and the praise of Jesus not the adulation of men. Stop bigging men up. Big up Jesus.

Pray that we don’t hide behind screens judging and pointing fingers at what we don’t understand in terms of pains that people carry. Ask God for the spirit of truth and wisdom, to help us to adjudicate and to judge righteously.

The world is waiting and are sick to the back teeth of performances and empty words and sounds of the so called church. The sound is dull and manufactured. Praying against brutish and bullish behavior both in the Body, the family and our institutions and where we clearly see that no one has the backbone to stand up against this, but continue to turn a blind eye – to be liked.

Praying against critical spirit that seek to push and pull where Father has not given permission, nor has directed.

Praying that Father shines his light on all our ways (even my own )and for a straightening out of the Body. The the Body find its proper position and place , let the body parts work in sync and harmony – let each joint and member carry out the role it was created to do and refrain from crushing other parts. Let the eye be the eye. Let the mouth be the mouth, stop vying for things you were never created to do and will never do. Let go and Let God.

Praying for soundness, protection of the mind, soul and spirit. Break the spirit of divination, control, chaos, disobedience and sorcery. Let God’s people go.

Finally,

Thanking God for the many unnamed, untitled, good Samaritans amongst us who continue to show the Father heart of God.

Thanking God for those ministries and individuals that are not afraid to challenge the destructive spirits and dictates that are not of God.

Thanking God for the ministry of healing and the many ways he continues to demonstrate its working power in our lives.

Evangelist Linda J UK writing under prophetic mandate and license.

13/12/2020

The Year of Our Lord

AN IMPOSITION

I have been trying to share this word for two days.. and old hairy legs and his cohorts have not been happy. The amount of attack and onslaught I have received within a hour of yesterday morning is very interesting indeed. Part of what I wrote at 4:00 am yesterday morning has also disappeared… which is unusual. But I will not be defeated. Here goes:

For those of you who watched Fuel the Fire a ministry platform put on by All Nations Church, Wolverhampton ,UK on Friday last week (4/12/2020) would have been blessed. Pastor Steven and team had invited Bob Sorge to share a word and what a word.

My own word is entirely separate and came to me on the 3/12/2020 but it sets the context of why I was moved to share and to write at this juncture.

One of the things Bob asked is what is your love language with God- essentially how does God speak to you ? Or indeed  how do you speak to God? 

Our own Pastor in his own messages over the past few months has been urging us to carve out some quiet time to speak to and hear from God – it is a must…. we must hear from God ourselves. 

As a minister since 2004, Father has been using me to encourage those who will receive, about some of these necessities and disciplines including ensuring you write down your vision and dreams. I heard him audibly give that instruction : ‘tell them Linda, it is as they write they will run… ‘ . So my mandate is to speak and to write. I pray you too will run.

One of my own love language is that I dream and I see and hear. I see the word become flesh as people speak or minister. By his blessed Holy Spirit, He speaks to my heart and in pictures.

Whilst I was in the wilderness in 2007, I saw the word of God ( a bible ) in a three dimensional tangible way – it was like bread.

This (as shared history) sets some of the context of what I want and wanted..to share.

It was last week …before Bob’s preach, I think it was 3/12/2002 after one of the members of our early morning prayers gave a devotion. As he shared or prayed , ( I didn’t have time to share what I was seeing, but I saw… ). I saw an individual in front of the throne room, covered in splashes of blood. I saw and heard the meaning of the word SUPERIMPOSE : I saw it happening. I saw if you like a picture of what happens when someone approaches the throne that a blood stained Jesus is superimposed over that person.

I am not sure whether I will do justice to what has been revealed in this one write up, but I pray you will get something out of it to lift your faith and give you increase confidence and wisdom as you pray. May it fan your flames. May you see.

The dictionary defines the word SUPERIMPOSED or su·per·im·pos·ing as follows : to impose, place, or set over, above, or on something else. It means to put or join as an addition.

Father began to take me to the key scriptures. One being 2 Corinthians 5:21

For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin, that we might be made the righteousness of God in him

He took our place and what an imposition!!

I think Hebrews says it well when Paul preached.  He preached 

But we see Jesus , who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.

He took the blows. When he died we died. When he arose , we arose. If it wasn’t for Jesus and what he suffered on the cross in our place, we could not approach the throne of grace. God is a holy God and we (born in sin and shapened in iniquity) would be consumed by his holiness. God, superimposes Jesus on us when we approach ie He sees Jesus when we come to him – he looks beyond our faults and sees – the spotless Lamb, His son.

Listen to this beautiful nugget from the scriptures :

Both he that sanctifieth (JESUS) and they who are sanctified (US) are one; for which cause he is not ashamed to call us brethren.

He (Jesus), did not take on him the nature of angels, BUT he took on him, the seed of Abraham (our likeness- man – us ). Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren that he might be amerciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God. Hebrews 2:16. A high priest stands in the gap and speaks on behalf of the people and the nations.

What are the things pertaining to God? WE ARE……!!!! Including issues of righteousness, justice, fairness – atonement and sacrifice, restoration, health and well-being. The substitution and exchange happened, so that we could be saved and in turn (as priest and kings of the most High God) save Adam’s fallen race from all manner of sins and diseases.

It is this knowledge that brings quickening and enabling power. How can you not become alive and shout it from the roof tops.

Can I also say that the enemy of soul also superimposes to enlarge, distort and smoke screen and I have seen that many years ago in a dream. Have you seen the picture that is often circulated by Walt Disney or people that make cartoons. You know the picture of a lion projected and roaring but when you look behind the screen it is a little frightened mouse…. This (God has shown me ) is the picture of the adversary. He is like a puff of smoke, he has no substance . He tries to superimpose, smother and cover us with his death stroke, to silence or in an attempt to fool us, or to scare us.

But we see Him and are not afraid.

Let him bring on his greatest arsenals or continue to sling mud, we are covered by the blood Jesus. He stands in our place and no weapon formed against us shall prosper. It is also okay to cry.

Thanks be to God, Jesus, is our all sufficiency, our substance and covering . Oh if we could only grasp that vision when we pray, I believe it would help us get over our doubts, fears and the many mealy mouth issues and obstacles we sometimes allow to get in front of the necessary work which we must do.

The Bible says, as he is, so are we in this world. Let him (Jesus ) be your shield and guide.

When we pray and pray for others and all kinds of things – we cannot, not be moved…. Praying is not, nor should be a tick box, mechanical rote exercise – the piercing and desire for change, causes pangs , things to move as it did/does our Lord.

Let us Pray ….!!! Let us see ourselves cloaked and covered as Jesus and by Jesus, through his shed blood which speaks louder than the blood of Abel.

There is so much more to ponder on this word but for now let me leave you with this and to guide prayers:


• Pray under his covering and the delegated responsibility given to us by the exchange at the cross.

• Pray because we have been accepted in the beloved

*Pray because we are heirs and joint heirs with Jesus and he has given us dunamis ,(not Walt Disney or smoke , bells and whistles) but real power.

• Pray knowing that he is our mediator , he is standing in the gap. His life has been superimposed on us and he remains our faithful high priest.


Finally (and thank God for this ) God doesn’t see us or our many failings, but as we approach him faithfully, confessing our sins , he sees Jesus and then all manner of things concerning us are always : YES AND AMEN .

Evangelist Linda J UK

11/12/2020

A prayer for missions

A prayer for missions – December 2020 – Linda J UK

Father , great is your faithfulness, morning by morning new mercies we see, thou changes not, thy compassion they fail not, has thou hast been though forever will be. (Extract from a song)

Yes, Lord you are the same God of Abram, Isaac and Jacob and your seed remains on the earth. Your desire has always been to have a people for yourself- a people who love you unconditionally, nations who bow to ‘you’ in reverence – not seeking a Saul, but having a heart like David and Paul, in relation to righteousness and missions.

Lord you set the boundaries of the territories where men should live; You designed and devised the color and nature of our skin and our languages. Lord I believe each nation has an assignment and destiny in you, but many are still asleep to righteousness.

We cry AWAKE.

Lord, you will have a remnant through every tongue and tribe. This I have seen. In this hour we pray that your word touches the far reaches of the earth, even the hidden tribes.

Lord, Your word says that this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached to the ends of the earth and then the end shall come – help us to get up and Go. Lord your word says that at your name every knee shall bow and every tongue confess you as Lord. You promise that if men call on you , repent from their sins and wicked ways, you will hear from heaven and heal the land. This is the message we must preach.

Today Lord, we come for healing and restoration for the many parts of our world. Parts where seeds have been planted and going down deep taking root. We pray for just the right balance of irrigation from your servants. We pray that nothing will be disturbed or forced into being before its time. We pray that all will be done to the honor and glory of your name.

Lord, we acknowledge that we can do nothing of our selves but through your power and spirit and might we can do all things. Use us.

We can do all things through our prayers and through our brothers and sisters who go to plough the field and scatter the good seed on the land. We are all part of one body – you have taught us through your son David that both he that goes and he that stays behind, are part of the joy when souls are won. We rejoice in all you have done and are doing through the seed.

Lord your word says , Paul planted , Apollos watered but you (and only you) give the increase. Help us not to merchandise the flock , count or seek aggrandisement for our numbers or fish caught . We know this can bring pride and takes focus from you . You are the accountant and keeper of the books and ledgers …Multiply all our efforts as we tryst with your blessed Holy Spirit in prayers and sacrifice. Let us see your goodness always in the land of the living.

We pray for strength for all the fledging ministries just starting out. We pray also for those that have put their trust in you these many years crying on their knees and hidden in closets. We pray for those who have seen your provision but who may also have suffered loss. Strengthen and encourage Lord. Remind them that you do all things well.

In a time of shaking , let men and women and children who wait for your law, not lose hope. You are the light in the darkness and it remains. , Continue to dispel all our doubts and fears.

Lord we pray for individual ministers called out and going out in your name. Let them/us always remember who sent us and that you will always provide for and qualify the call.

Lord, you feed the sparrow . Make provision for these loved ones both spiritual and physical. Give them true manna from heaven – manna that if a man eats will never be hungry . Give them the true water of life that if a man drinks , he will never thirst.

Let there be cups full of blessings forever running over and touching lives.

Lord when some trust in chariots and horses or football stars or teams… let our total dependency be on you. Help us to be good stewards of the manifold blessings you have given us. Not for lip service or to please men, but in singleness of heart, let us do of your good pleasure.

Lord your eyes run to and fro the whole earth on behalf of those whose hearts are perfect before you . You will fight the many battles , the physical, spiritual , financial and societal battles. We have and will sign on the dotted line with you. We are part of the eternal covenant. We know some have not yet resisted to blood, that greater battles are coming and we need to be wise. We know that we don’t wrestle against flesh and blood, but principalities and powers, rulers of darkness , spiritual wickedness in high places.

Help us to stand.

Bring down these demonic cohorts in your mighty name. We place Satan under our feet and we crush and bruise his head today as you have given us authority to do so.

Lord, see the fields are white ready for harvest . You first showed us. You have said : It is time. We see your church reforming , resetting , a warrior bride ; We are ready to fight . We have our army boots on ready to stand shoulder to shoulder and for the sake of your name.

We declare today and every day that ‘so mightily grows your word, and prevails .

We wont be cowed, nor silenced in spreading and sharing your heart or your word. Your word is prevailing in market places, school rooms, ivory towers, palace and parliaments. Your word prevails when planted rightly in the hearts of men. Wake us up Blessed Holy Spirit with the word of God in our hearts in our minds and on our lips and for the saving of souls.

We have no other argument , we have no other plea, it is enough that you died and that you died to set all men free.

Linda J UK

9/12/2020