The Lord has been burning this in my heart for several days. He gave me a picture of many people who have been in different types of prisons: financial, relational, occupational, emotional, physical and the like.
These people have spent years and years in their prisons, and one would think this would be their normal state of being for the rest of their lives.
These are people who have been misunderstood, ignored, judged, falsely accused and ridiculed. These prisoners have also been told their lives would never amount to anything. Many have lost heart. They have no real age, or wisdom, at this point in time, just regular "Joes." But God has heard their cries!
Some have been placed in their prisons by others, just like Joseph in the Bible, while some have placed themselves there with bad choices.
Yet throughout all of this, the dreams and visions that were impregnated within them by God have been brewing and simmering, and the fires of those dreams are not completely extinguished but are miniscule flames. Take heart; God Himself is fanning the flame to make it a roaring fire!
These people have been found to have great, full and worshipping hearts, despite the gloom of their prisons. They have even found personal light sitting in the darkness and inner warmness in the cold of their prisons. Their worship has been a sweet savor to the Almighty that sweetened the stench of their prisons and has found its way to the nostrils of their Father in heaven. The tears of these people have washed the Father's feet. Some are bordering on depression and hopelessness. But the mighty God of Abraham has been sustaining them all along, and their ministry schooling has actually been their personal prisons!
Then I saw jet boosters being attached to their lives.
Then I saw in an instant, SUDDENLY...
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Josephine Marie Ayers is the president and founder of Flames of Fire Ministries Inc. Visit flamesoffire.us to learn more. She also hosts Game Changers for God on the Charisma Podcast Network.
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