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.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s