The Lantern/Bier…

I was at a prayer conference over the weekend – it was an awesome conference – a real blessing…

I spent some time alone with the Lord during the conference and saw a picture which has really changed my life…

I saw a lantern/bier – it was cylindrical and had wavy wire mesh horizontal bars so to speak quite close together and further apart vertical bars (it had a plain floor and I think a circular roof but I can’t be sure about the roof)…

I saw it and thought “Wow – that’s interesting”…

Then I saw a fire beginning to burn and I sensed that the fire was burning inside the lantern/bier…

The fire colour was orange as it began to burn and then it turned blue – the colour of the Holy Spirit – and filled the lantern/bier and then I sensed Jesus came into the lantern/bier and the colour turned white and then the Light of the World literally exploded through the lantern/bier and that bright white light exploded out all over the world and I sensed the lantern/bier was raised – like a beacon – and all the world would see its shining but they wouldn’t see it – they would just see the amazing bright light which was emanating from it…

The Lord showed me that I was that lantern/bier – the lantern/bier was me – there were other parts of me (sin within me) inside the lantern/bier but I was actually its walls and He would empty it – the inside of the lantern/bier – so that only Jesus remained – and when only Jesus remained the light exploded out and everyone in the whole world saw it…

It felt so pure that lantern/bier – so simple – so “un-beautiful” – so “plain” – and yet it didn’t melt in the heat of the light – it stood firm – like a lighthouse I guess (that’s another word the Lord has given me) but people won’t notice the lighthouse or the lantern/bier they’ll just notice Him…

It was just a container for the light – the light didn’t consume it but anything else in the lantern/bier but the walls (roof and floor I suppose) was consumed (sin within me) and all that was left was Him and the structure (my new self, my new creation) and Him living through me – there was no effort on my part at all… It was literally that He was emanating that never ceasing source of light through me and He would blaze – it was bright like the brightest explosion and constant and it didn’t destroy the bars of the lantern/bier…

So clean – there was nothing left in it – I saw it empty and only filled with the Lord…

Completely empty…

And then He began to “take over”, “come” and “shine” and then I saw, “explode” through me out into the world…

I had no control…

It was just my choice to allow Him to do it…

I didn’t have to do anything…

I just had to yield my lantern/bier to Him for Him to come and do it…

I did this and I’m still doing it – I’ve been having the picture come to me since then and again last night…

There is no striving in this…

I’ve had some “stuff” happening which has really tested me – God has been “going to the root” with me and it’s been quite painful (and I’ve caused pain to others – I’m sorry Lord and I’m sorry to the others who I’ve caused pain towards – if you read this and the Lord gives you a “knowing” that I’m speaking of you then please receive my heartfelt “sorry” for all the pain I’ve caused you)…

But He is overcoming…

Unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies it abides alone…

That is what I am doing at present…

Falling into the ground and dying…

About andrew james horton

Hi, my name is Andrew James Horton... I am a Kiwi (New Zealander), born in Christchurch (05 September 1971), now in my mid-forties (I feel so old saying that)... I am blessed to be married with five children and six grandchildren... :-) I am at present a Principal Structural Engineer, Director working in Christchurch, New Zealand... I am passionate about prophetic intercession and about revival both in New Zealand and throughout the world... I am passionate to pray that the Church, the Body of Christ, the Bride of Christ, will be all that He - the Lord Jesus Christ - desires her to be in our generation... I felt that the Lord gave me the name of this blog site, "a house of prayer for the nations - prophetic intercession for worldwide revival" and wanted me to "put it out there" and start recording the prayers which are on my heart to pray in the hope that others would also be encouraged to share the prayers which are on their hearts to pray and that in the unity of the Spirit we could participate together in this activity in different locations around the world as He leads us... If the Lord leads you, let's join in prayer for the Lord's will to be done on earth as it is in heaven in our generation... Love in the Lord, Andrew
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