Promising in the Holy Spirit…

Your vows are binding upon me, O God; I will render thank offerings to You. (Psalm 56:12 NASB)

I have had a few experiences in prayer – I will never forget them – where from deep within my being I have promised God in the Holy Spirit that I will do certain things…

I haven’t “made these things up” – they have come from deep – right in the core of my being – and as I “speak them out” I know that I am promising these things in the Holy Spirit – I am speaking in the Holy Spirit – speaking out in the Holy Spirit and promising the Lord that I will do these certain things…

These experiences are burnt or etched into the very fabric of who I am – what I am – and what I live for…

I can’t escape them…

The Lord told me to read Psalm 56 this lunch hour and I “trip across” this verse (verse 12)…

For You have delivered my soul from death, Indeed my feet from stumbling, So that I may walk before God In the light of the living. (Psalm 56:13 NASB)

And this verse (verse 13) is indeed how I feel – it’s like He has this unshakeable purpose for me which I cannot escape – which I will walk in – and when I get near to “slipping away” or “getting off track” He “brings me back” because His vows – the things that He has promised through me to Himself in the Holy Spirit – because of these things – He brings me back and fulfils them – He is so good…

I do not make vows to God – like Jesus said, “make no oath at all” – but I have had these experiences of promising God things in the Holy Spirit and when they happen they are so free – there is no effort in me – no striving – no thinking, “Oh dear, how on earth could I ever do that?” – no, the Anointing is there and an unshakeable faith – a knowing – is there that I will do those things – but not I but Christ within me…

I guess I was just available – just willing – just waiting…

But He was the One who made me available, willing and waiting…

When we’re in that place – He is free to move – and move He does…

The things I’ve promised Him are big things – things which I could never accomplish in a million lifetimes – but He will do them through me and He will do them through His entire Church – for what I see I see being a group activity – not an individual activity – the power of our performance will be in the whole not the sum of the individual parts – although the individual parts are important…

Promising in the Holy Spirit – I encourage you to surrender to the Lord for Him – the Holy Spirit – to speak through you from the depth of your being and promise the Lord – the Father or Jesus – I don’t know which I promised what I promised to but I sense it was the Father – I’m pretty sure it was – that I would do “such and such” and see “such and such” before I leave planet earth…

And the cool thing is because He promised it through me I don’t have to do anything to make it happen – I can just watch Him making it happen – and this makes me very happy…

Thank You Lord… 🙂

To You be the Glory forever and ever, Amen…

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 Technical Director - Design, 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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