"The Lord Is Stirring Up Holy Provocation"
By Alane Haynes
The Spirit of the Lord is moving upon
His people, stirring up holy provocation. He wants us to be provoked at the status quo in our lives spiritually – to be provoked over the evil in the world that is intent on destroying everything that's in line with God's design!
From Holy Provocation to Kingdom Convocation
I heard by the Spirit of the Lord, "Holy provocation is designed to bring concentration unto consecration, leading to Kingdom convocation.”
Holy provocation: The Spirit of God provokes our conscience into remembrance of what He has told us to do. He stirs our spirits through conviction by His logos or rhema word. He blows upon the latent fire in our souls that has not yet been awakened
when we see others moving in the things of the Spirit, realizing there is something deep inside of us that knows we, too, are called to greatness.
Concentration: He is moving, stirring and provoking us to bring about a concentration
for His Kingdom. There is a focused intent; a narrowing of interests; a drying up of our satisfaction in lesser things; a determination to move out of distractions; an effectual grace to step out from under the weight and rise above in overcoming power found
through turning to the Lord Jesus Christ! This concentration on Christ produces intimacy with Him, which leads to consecration.
Consecration: As we abide in greater intimacy with the Lord, we are becoming set apart unto Him.
When we spend more time on eternal things, the Eternal One becomes more real to us. As we recognize Him, we cannot help but be willing to live a life of consecration. He is the holy One, our Creator, the Lover of our souls – the One who inhabits all
of eternity yet chooses to dwell with us and in us.
Kingdom convocation: Consecration unto the Lord brings about a nation of kings and priests – a spiritual nation that works hand in hand with the angelic hosts. As we
abide in the Lord and speak what He says, the angels move to bring it to pass.
God will bring about a Kingdom convocation – a gathering; an assembling unto the city of the Living God, the heavenly Jerusalem. The
writer of the book of Hebrews exhorts us in chapter 12 to raise our sights higher, and to recognize the importance of responding to holy provocation:
"But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the
heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, to the general assembly and Church of the firstborn, which are written in Heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect, and to Jesus the Mediator of the new covenant,
and to the Blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.
"See that ye refuse not Him that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused Him that spake on Earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn
away from Him that speaketh from Heaven: Whose voice then shook the earth: but now He hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also Heaven.
"And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing
of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain. Wherefore we receiving a Kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:
for our God is a consuming fire." (Heb. 12:22-29)
It Is High Time
The stirring and shaking is not over; it is intensifying. In June I heard, "There is a window of time open and acceleration for those who
will enter in." In September I heard, "It is high time.”
"And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. The night is far spent, the
day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light." (Rom. 13:11-12)
In the Greek, the word "sleep" means "spiritual torpor" (inactivity). The world is shaking and the enemy
is quaking because he knows what is coming! There is no time for spiritual inactivity! You were created for such a time as this, and God equips you in everything that's necessary to do His will (Heb. 13:21). Receive a fresh infilling of faith! It is high time
to rise up and do what God has called us to do! Holy Spirit is stirring us to action so that we will provoke each other to love and good works (Heb. 10:24), and stir ourselves up, praying in the Holy Ghost (Jude 1:20)!
provocation is moving us beyond our "normal" to bring us into the fullness of His design for our lives. The Spirit of God is exposing that restlessness and discontent so we will cry out to Him, because we were made for more. We were made for the high calling
of God in Christ Jesus (Phil. 3:12-14), to be conformed to the image of Christ (Gal. 4:19; Rom. 8:29); to do the greater works Jesus said we would do (John 14:12); to walk in godly character (Gal. 5:22-26; 2 Pet. 1:3-8); to live an overcoming life (1 John
Holy provocation may be revealing your assignment!
"Now while Paul waited for them at Athens, his spirit was stirred in
him, when he saw the city wholly given to idolatry." (Acts 17:16)
Paul was provoked by the idolatry in Athens, and this led to action! He began disputing with the religious leaders and philosophers, and from there, preached
the sermon at Mars Hill to those worshiping an unknown god.
The Spirit of the Lord is stirring many to be provoked, as the enemy is holding others captive – those who are deceived by the devil and given over to idolatry,
worldliness, vain ambition, pleasure-seeking and worse. The Kingdom of God is at hand! We cannot sit idly by when satan and his demons are running rampant to destroy all that God has created. There is a battle, and it's not against people; it's against God's
"For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places." (Eph. 6:12)
Receive a Fresh Wind of His Power in This Hour
I hear the Lord saying, "I am provoking for concentration to move you into consecration, for I shall bring Kingdom convocation! Receive a fresh wind of My power; it is
necessary for this hour. I am fanning embers into flame; from this time forward, nothing is the same.
"What has distracted and hindered you shall be no longer, for My Spirit within you is being made stronger! The release of
My Spirit in the words I give will bring freedom to those held captive in sin. There is a great number that is heeding My call. My Kingdom shall rise and strongholds of evil fall; I will be seen as Lord God Almighty in the midst of it all!"
By Alane Haynes
Eternal Truth Now Ministry
Alane Haynes was radically saved in 1981, when the Lord Jesus Christ appeared to her. She immediately received salvation, deliverance and a supernatural healing of her body and mind. An apostolic and prophetic teacher and speaker,
Alane has authored four books. The first, "Moses – Shocked in the Desert," was birthed from a prophetic dream and many nights of Holy Spirit waking her to "Write what I tell you." She podcasts through Charisma Podcast Network; "Stirring of the Waters"
is her show. Alane and her husband Kerry are co-founders of "Eternal Truth Now Ministry," and are broadcasters on Holy Spirit Broadcasting Network (hsbn.tv). They are passionate about the power of God's word, and desire to see people fulfill their God-given
destinies and bring His Kingdom to the earth. When they are not ministering, Alane and Kerry enjoy spending time with their children and grandchildren, and outdoors enjoying the beauty of God's creation.
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