{Marooned with Purpose : Rhythm of Prayer}

When you engage in prayer over time you notice there is a rhythm to it, a natural ebb and flow like the tides. There are times where you are hidden, times where you emerge. I think the Celtic Saints understood this. They knew when it was time to wander through villages and touch the poor and kings, but also when it was time to be marooned by the tides on the islands such as Lindisfarne or Iona. Cut off. Knowing you can’t do anything else. It’s bliss. I’ve been marooned for months cancelling speaking to be with the One who truly speaks. The island, the cave, wherever it is you tuck away (for me it’s the basement or walking on the shores) becomes better than a palace! Because there you see Him more clearly. You find the Untouchable becomes touchable. Heaven is at hand. Closer than the air you breathe. Blurred already.

Jesus said “The person who has My commands and keeps them is the one who really loves Me; and whoever really loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I too will love him and will show (reveal, manifest) Myself to him. I will let Myself be clearly seen by him and make Myself real to him.” John 14:21

I think heaven is pulling us harder than ever before. A great drawing away with purpose. Face to Face. He is real. He want us to see Him and touch Him. A new generation that have seen the Risen One. Witnesses of the resurrected One. Seeing. Touching. Hearing.

Through this I believe Papa is restoring much of what has been lost from ancient paths of Christianity. I once heard the Spirit say “The answers to the mysteries of the future are hidden in the past.” The past holds keys, patterns, rhythms and way for us to follow in. They captured a dimension in that era of Celtic Christianity that we still have not really seen revealed. A different dimension of the prophetic and miracles, living in the Spirit yet being so natural and connected to the land that you could miss it if you weren’t looking through heaven’s eyes.

“St. Columba did not deny that by Divine Grace he had several times experienced a miraculous enlarging of the grasp of the mind so that he seemed to look at the whole world caught in one ray of sunlight.

The oracles- seeing the world in a ray of sunlight, expanded hearts, infused knowledge, seven Spirits of God burning, changing a generation and shaping those to come. Releasing the poetic, the art, the culture and sounds of another realm.

This is part of our call on the Wild Islands, to see real deal heavenly earthy Christianity restored, a Christianity that is not empire, or popularity driven, but is kind, lowly, humble and honest, yet clothed in supernatural power and releases wonder. I think it’s in our DNA. I think it’s in the stones. Even the rocks cry out!

Peter said to the crowd gathered in Acts that “You are the descendants (sons) of the prophets and the heirs of the covenant” (Acts 3:25). This is an incredible statement! We are the sons of the prophets. What does that mean? The answer is in Isaiah-

“As for Me, this is My covenant or league with them, says the Lord: My Spirit, Who is upon you [and Who writes the law of God inwardly on the heart], and My words which I have put in your mouth shall not depart out of your mouth, or out of the mouths of your [true, spiritual] children, or out of the mouths of your children’s children, says the Lord, from henceforth and forever.” (Is 59:21)

We have the oracles of God, we carry on the Prophetic line biblical line. We get in on the action of heaven. We get to continue what they started. It’s not over. It continues fully in us. The new Oracles are coming to release this creative word again. They are emerging. With it will come miracles and wonder we have not seen since the time of the Celtic Saints.

We are in a radical season of engagement with heaven. The sky is wide open and the door is inviting anyone that wants to come. The key is desire and focus with faith. What you desire and seek is what opens up around you. When it has weight in your heart it begins to move in you and around you. I think God wants much more of heaven to come on the earth than we want to receive!

And I have put My words in your mouth and have covered you with the shadow of My hand, that I may fix the [new] heavens as a tabernacle and lay the foundations of a [new] earth and say to Zion, You are My people. (Is 51:16)

He wants to actually plant heaven on the foundations of the earth. How much of heaven can we have? I think we’re going to find out as Papa blurs the boundaries and the horizon disappears!

In his bliss, Justin Abraham

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  1. Linda Edwards

    Justin! BLESS YOU! Your walk, your words, your sharings SO TOUCH MY HEART. Thankyou. I pray the Lord holds you CLOSE TO HIS HEART and THRILLS you with His LOVE and PURPOSE for your life. You are a very, very special man, a TRUE son of THE KINGDOM. GOD BLESS YOU! Love Linda from Perth, Western Australia.

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