The Lord awakened me early this morning with these words, “Leander’s Ablaze for the Glory of God!”
As fire kindles the brushwood, as fire causes water to boil, to make Your Name known to Your adversaries, that the nations may tremble at Your Presence! Isaiah 64:2
Yesterday, around 12:30 pm, a brush fire broke out in the Grand Mesa community of Leander which is just a couple miles behind my house. Because of extreme drought in Central Texas, the dry and brittle land is ripe for fire. Though we don’t yet know how the fire began, we saw its effect as it combined with high winds and quickly spread to encompass 60 acres and threaten 800 homes. Helicopters and firefighters worked diligently for hours with the help of many surrounding areas to contain it. People were initially evacuated from their homes, but by around 6:30 pm, they were allowed to return. This morning the fire is contained, but is still burning.
The Lord has been saying to me, “Leander is ripe unto harvest.” Today, I’m seeing that Leander, and Texas in general, is truly “Ripe Unto Harvest.” We are like the brushwood….dry, brittle and ready to burst into flames for Jesus! The fire of God’s glory is being poured out on Leander and Texas, just like the flames of fire appeared on the disciples at Pentecost. The flames are a visible sign of a spiritual reality. This is the season of Pentecost, it is God’s appointed time to meet with His people. He is doing a new thing. God is pouring out His Spirit on all flesh. People’s hearts are being softened and they are thirsty to know the True and Living God.
While we pray for this physical fire to be contained, we also pray that the spiritual fire of God’s glory continue to spread like wildfire. We now cry out for the Lord to rend the heavens and come down. Open the heavens and send the refreshing rain of Your Spirit, not to quench the fire, but to release greater dimensions of Your Spirit and bring renewal to the dry, broken hearts of the people. Cause life to spring forth from the ashes of our lives. Where there has been destruction of families, loss of all kinds, pain and suffering, let the river of Life flow and bring healing. Wash away the pain and sadness, the guilt and the shame, O Lord Jesus. Let this land flow with milk and honey once again. May fruitfulness and abundance come forth from the earth, may our hearts be united to Yours, Lord Jesus, so the Nations may tremble at Your Presence. May every Laborer hear the call of our Father, take up their post and sound the alarm. Just as firefighters worked tirelessly, let those that have been prepared as ‘fire starters’ begin to release the fire of God in their communities until we see the fires come together and all of Texas burns for His Glory! Spread the Good News, The Son of Righteousness has arisen in our midst and He has healing in His wing! Salvation is a FREE gift, share it with everyone. Jesus is coming…..soon!