I see great trees
…. And many smaller bushes. The big trees will protect the plantation when the storm is breaking loose. The trees and bushes are full of fruit and berries containing great power. (A quotation from the founding prophecy of ICCC)
‘Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly …..He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water.’ From Psalm 1:1-3. ‘The righteous shall flourish like a palm tree.’ Psalm 92:12 ‘Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord…. For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters which spreads out its roots by the river. And will not fear when the heat comes; but its leaf will be green, and will not be anxious in the year of drought, nor will cease from yielding fruit.’ Jeremiah 17:7-8
‘That they may be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord that He may be glorified.’ Isaiah 61:3b
Let’s consider the planting of the Lord for a moment. First The Root. There are two reasons why the root is very important. I) It anchors the tree safely to the ground so it can withstand the storms and winds. 2) It is the source of the life of the tree. The root produces the sap which rises up throughout the trunk and branches bringing life and fruitfulness.
Jesus is referred to as The Root – we find that in Revelation 5:5 and 22:16. He is our steadfast security. He is the source of life for us. The safe place for us to be found is in Jesus The Root.
Here is a very profitable meditation. I am rooted and grounded in love in Jesus . Ephesians 3:17
‘As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith.’ Colossians 2:6-7. Consider this – the ‘sap’ is rising from the Root. In me, in my being, in my body, the ‘sap’ of the blessing of Jesus is rising bringing wellbeing and health.
I see great trees - rooted and grounded in the love of Jesus as He dwells in our hearts through faith. (from Ephesians 3:17) ‘Grounded’ refers to a strong foundation.
I see great trees firmly grounded in Jesus.
I see smaller trees and bushes with fruit and berries of great power – as the life of Christ wells up in us, just like the sap of the tree, bringing His presence, His life, and His power in greater measure.
‘As He is so are we in the world.’ We have an anointing from the Holy One which abides in us.
1 John 4:17 and 2:20.
The Lord will use these for many remarkable miracles. The Lord is showing the Kingdom that cannot be shaken. He will send it down to all those who believe that the Lord is faithful and real, already here. It shall not be taken away from the Lord’s people and will remain when Jesus comes.
Dear friends - dwell on this – the sap from the Root is rising in you. Be safe in the storm!