September Newsletter

Time to clean out the Garage!


Recently I had a sudden urge that I did not realize was a prophetic word and demonstration from the Lord at the time.  On Monday August 29 the Lord spoke to me and said, "go get a storage unit now and start cleaning out your garage for the move I am sending you on”.  As I rented the unit that afternoon the Lord said it is a Hebrews 12:1 time to remove every hinderance and all the “stuff" that is in the way, of the coming move.


Hebrews 12:1 says, Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also  lay aside every encumbrance, and the sin that so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us…..   


This encounter was followed up by a word I received seven days later that Chuck Pierce had prophesied, "that it was time to clean out your garage”!  WOW!  What a confirmation to the prophetic experience I had just seven days earlier and talk about timely, was it ever.


There are many times that we cannot run the race before us and make it to our destiny because of the things that are in the way.  We have too much “STUFF” that is weighing us down and cluttering our lives. It is hard to process when life is cluttered.  I really believe we end up storing up things in our lives that we forget are there and just put up with them and “ONE DAY” we will deal with them.  These are fleshly and soulish things that are in our lives that need immediate attention.  The attention needed is not just moving those things around but moving them out for good, so as to never deal with them again.  Clutter in our lives takes up valuable space that is needed for the transitions that lie ahead in life. The clutter that you do not think is slowing you down, really has you stagnated in a place of immobility and inaction. 


Past sins, mistakes, wrong or bad decisions, impure thoughts, wrong attitudes and the list goes on and on and on…..  But God has made a better way for us!  In John 2:1-2, John says, “My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin.  And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous; and He Himself is the propitiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but also for those of the whole world.”  Jesus helps us clean out the garage!  He is ready at all times to remove the encumbrances and sins that are in the way of our development.  We think, “well it is only a spiritual thing”, but in reality it is a spiritual thing that also has physical and soulish impact.  Much of what we carry is affecting us in ways that we do not realize.


Our garages, at times, are the catching place for all the stuff we can no longer have in the house.  Sadly when we fill the garage up, it can no longer be used for what it was originally built for, to house and care for a vehicle.  Vehicles in the prophetic typically represent our ministry.  Deal with the clutter in your life and do not let it keep you from properly housing and developing your life and ministry, but rather, let your life and ministry have a place that it can be developed and become stronger for the days ahead.  A clean heart and life will produce a joyful believer that can make great impact in the Kingdom.


It is time to run in a way that we never have before, so lay it all aside and run with endurance!