Tuesday, September 30, 2008

One Moment in Time!!

I mentioned previously that I had an amazing prophetic word from the gym last week and have been thinking about sharing it publicly. I felt quite challenged actually that I even dare keep it to myself! Even if people read it and feel it's not of God for them - it blessed me awesomely! So here it is. I was listening to Whitney Houston's powerful rendition of "One Moment in Time". For those who don't know the song - here it is:

What God said, seemed to take the form of a sort of commentary in between the lines. I think the best way to explain it was that my heart seemed to seize on the lyrics as MY prayer to God and His answer was in between each line. Here's how it went;

"Each day I live
I want to be a day to give the best of me
I'm only one, but not alone
My finest day is yet unknown

There in your prayer is the longing of every man and woman - I see everything, I hear every ache and every moan and it is destiny that is My gift to enable My finest creation to aim for it's highest and it's greatest. I didn't create you to be introspective and to crawl on your faces like the ants. I created you to receive downloads of My glory. I created you to receive the sure and certain knowledge that I accept you as righteous. I created you to walk with shoulders back and a head held high like Enoch of old who walked with me. Your finest day IS yet unknown - I have so much to show you, so much to share with you, so much love to pour on you!

I broke my heart for every gain
To taste the sweet, I faced the pain
I rise and fall,
Yet through it all this much remains

I want one moment in time
When I'm more than I thought I could be
When all of my dreams
Are a heart beat away
And the answers are all up to me

You want one moment? Let me tell you that one moment in time has happen. Let me take you back and show you what that moment meant from heaven's perspective. The death of My Son was never an accident. It was always going to be the pinnacle moment in history. When My Son was first pierced and blood ran down His hands all of heaven winced. For the value of the blood corresponds to the value of the life it runs through - and there is none more precious in My eyes than Him. When He spread out His arms and cried out; "It is finished!" - the divide between heaven and earth was removed FOREVER!!

Never again will angelic warriors stand between mankind and My Presence and My glory. That one moment in time changed history forever. The veil in the Temple ripping in two was but a small sign. In reality the whole of the spiritual world was rent in two. Demons were sent howling in fear and terror and mankind was re-united with Me. The way has been made open - then, now and forever. Why? Because the blood was and is powerful enough to forgive every sin, past, present and future and I - God the Just - am satisfied!

Give me one moment in time
When I'm racing with destiny
Then in that one moment of time
I will feel, I will feel eternity
I've lived to be the very best

I will and I have and I am yet to give you the full awesome blessing of that one moment - never let it's reality leave you. Never let it's power leave you - for that moment did not end with My Son's death on the Cross. Had He remained there - your hope would be in vain. Had He remained on earth then the world would never be covered with My glory for all nations would have to come to seek Him - the Man. He has returned to My side! The moment of joy, of rapture, of ecstasy when My Son entered My glory Presence and I saw Him! The wonder of relationships re-born! Yet I knew it would never be just Him! For He brought many sons to glory with Him.

That one moment? That one moment when the Holy Spirit came to us with joy, anticipation and passion and said to us; "Is it time? Can I go?". My glorified, resurrected and exalted Son replied; "Yes - it's time". And He went - to return at the climax of the consummation of the ages. He went like a tidal wave - each wave greater than before. He went to accomplish My ultimate aim - the fame of My Name from sea to sea from shore to shore. He went freely. He went of His own - yet our love motivated Him to go. He went so that God Almighty would live with each and everyone of My children. He went to bring HEAVEN to EARTH!

You're a winner for a lifetime
If you seize that one moment in time
Make it shine

The answer to your prayers? You must seize that one moment - you must understand what happened in that one moment when eternity stoood still. Live in that moment. Let My Spirit teach you and tell you of the power of what happened in that one moment. Let it flood and lift you and compel you! My Son accomplished this - it's done - and for you! So that you and I can walk together and live together and love together in relationship forever! Never to be broken again by sin, by fear, by enemys! Hell has no voice in heaven anymore! I will never again hear the lies of the devil that your sin can seperate you from Me! For the price is paid. I'm waiting for you!

Give me one moment in time
When I'm more than I thought I could be
When all of my dreams
Are a heart beat away
And the answers are all up to me
Give me one moment in time
When I'm racing with destiny
Then in that one moment of time

I will be, I will be, I will be free
I will be, I will be free".

Oh here is true freedom. Here your burdens, your aches and your broken heart will roll away. Come and live in that "one moment". Come and read and re-live it with Me. For My Son's wounds are ever fresh. My Son's sacrifice will never go "out of date". Never will it expire! Your wounds may heal and the blood is not enough. My people Israel had to constantly sacrifice animals without spot so that they could approach Me. And they couldn't even come close. Yet just that one sacrifice - just that "one moment in time" has accomplished forever what the sacrifice of bulls and goats could not. The value - the eternal immense never-ending value of just one drop of My Son's blood is far greater than any negative thing you can imagine that may grieve Me.

One moment in time! You are free My children. You are free forever to come fellowship, rejoice, love and live in My grace and in My glory".


lydia joy said...
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lydia joy said...

Awesome post Dan!! I love how God speaks to you through songs, especially "secular" songs.........I used to adore Whitney Houston back in the day(this is one of those I sang into my make believe microphone and sang at the top of my lungs), and I do believe this is the heart cry of all human kind, to be free and freely loved....

"I will be, I will be free!!!!!"

Dan Bowen said...

Thanks Lydia! :) I guess I suppose if the doctrinal heresy hunters were reading, they would be wagging their heads and saying; "Ah but we ARE free". Yes - that's true, but sometimes our hearts don't feel free and our expressions certainly don't portray that freedom to the world.

I was watching a documentary on "Anger Management" last night - I thought I needed it, because of my distasteful public rants ;) What was rather sad was that the man doing the programme went to all avenues to try and find an answer to why mankind is so angry. He went to "anger management consultants" who charge $250 an HOUR! He went to Buddhist monks. But he never even mentioned Christianity and the Gospel. Clearly they didn't feel that Christians are any experts at all in management of anger.

We are just meant to "get over it".

lydia joy said...

You are welcome Dan! (poo on the heresy hunters....and that is biblical terminology mind you, just ask Paul, when he said "I consider it all dung!!")

It is very sad that the world cannot rely on the church for such things. Anger management does not equate with anger suppression. The Bible says in your anger do not sin.......(ex. physically harm someone or lie about them...),....Do we as Christians not remember Jesus got angry. He did not just give pat answers like "get over it." He had compassion! We need to let the world see we have compassion and listen to people's anger, and let them process and share grace and pray together, not just quickly try and shut them up without so much as getting to the heart of the matter!!!

jul said...

dan, did you notice that dave re-opened the comment section and apologized/clarified his previous comments? Just thought you'd like to read it if you hadn't already, while I don't agree with Dave on his way of dealing (or rather ignoring) problems he did make it clear that his comment was not directed at you personally but more at the anti sgm blogs.

Dan Bowen said...

Ah thanks - no I hadn't noticed that (been staying away from his blog since I got that link!). I really want to thank you, Lydia, Nicky and Pete for your wonderful support and friendship through today's emails - and even for refusing to sign up as blog editors and censors! It meant so much to have the trust and the love you offered me and I deeply appreciate it and each and everyone of you.

PS: Will get you that phone number ASAP!

Nick Cameron said...

Dan - this is an awesome blog! - the prophetic is back!!!!!!!!!
More Lord!
Love ya bro!
Nick x

jul said...

Oh Dan, I was tempted to sign up and write a post myself! But I or maybe the Holy Spirit, restrained myself hehe.

Sheila said...

Good job, to both of you...all of you...various ones of you...for reining in the tendency we all have to vindicate ourselves in the sight of others.

The vast majority of the time, the Lord does not allow me to defend myself, even when I've been obviously maligned and lied about - my children lied about. The meek "shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace."

I've been deeply hurt, by the church...well, by people IN the church. It does take time to heal - and time has to be allowed.

Dan, this word was a delight! I remember, once, the Lord speaking to me *mightily* through a Disney "princess song" (when my girls were small).
I had to pull my car over, the presence of God was so heavy on me. It, too, was like a conversation between the Lord and I...initiation and response.

I'll post them here. So THANK YOU, DAN, for taking and stretching the limits of MY vulnerability. ACK! (such a private moment with the Lord...I do hesitate to share!)

But, in case there is another "princess" out there, who has been afraid to let her heart believe in "The Prince of Peace"...

WOW, I feel silly, but here you go:

I can show you the world
Shining, shimmering, splendid.
Tell me princess, now when did you last
Let your heart decide?
I can open your eyes
Take you wonder by wonder
Over, sideways, and under
On a magic carpet ride
A whole new world!
A new fantastic point of view
No one to tell us no
Or where to go
Or say we're only dreaming

A whole new world
A dazzling place I never knew
But when I'm way up here
It's crystal clear
That now I'm in a whole new world with you!

Now I'm in a whole new world with you!

Unbelievable sights
Indescribable feeling
Soaring, tumbling, freewheeling
Through an endless diamond sky
A whole new world!
(Don't you dare close your eyes)
An hundred thousand things to see
(Hold your breath--it gets better!)
I'm like a shooting star,
I've come so far
I can't go back to where I used to be!

A whole new world!
(Every turn a surprise)
With new horizons to pursue
(Every moment, red-letter)

I'll chase them anywhere
There's time to spare
Let me share this whole
new world with you
A whole new world
That's where we'll be

A thrilling chase

A wondrous place

For you and me

Sheila said...

Sorry to bug you with another comment but daaaaaaaaang.



I MUST thank you for having the courage to share "your word-in-song", otherwise, I never would have thought of that moment, years ago, when the Lord sung to me...through a Disney song, on CD, I was playing in the car for my girls!

Nev-er would have thought about it.

And the Lord is speaking to me all over again.

*snifffffffffff* again...

Sheila said...

Dan, I wanted to leave a lovely link for the moms (mums? *smile*) of young ones - for any mom, really. (Yes...its me...again. Yeeeeeeesh, I'm getting ridiculous!)

I'm definitely led of the Holy Spirit to share this wonderful "place" of grace and encouragement for mothers. NO - it is not my own blog. I can't toot my own horn, unless I'm being silly. And NO, Dan, I would never, ever, expect you to post it on your blogroll. I'm leaving the link here, for the Lord to do with as He sees fit.

This is the blog of Ann Voskamp, mother of six young ones, a precious believer, and a writer.

It is a *must see* and a *must explore*.

I'm thinking of Jul, Lydia Joy, and any other of the gals who frequent your blog. I guess it is the pastor's wife in me, but I KNOW this place would encourage their hearts greatly. I very much want to see them blessed in spirit, soul, and body.


Cut and paste that in your browser, mums! I promise...truly...you will be blessed, girls - if any of you read this.

I'll leave it up to God's spirit to take any of you there that He wants...please email me (my address is on my blog) if it blessed you. (It would thrill me to know why I'm feeling that it is so important to share the link with you...)

And if not...if no one is blessed...no matter. I've missed God oodles of times before.

Dan Bowen said...

I think you should Julie ... be free in the Holy Spirit!! Don't think of this as "my" blog ... its just a simple mechanic to spread the glory of the true gospel! So go on (temptation) sign up, and let your spirit run free! :)

Wow .... Sheila! I'm so glad I'm not the only soppy one here! I tell you - I drove home from work just now playing and re-playing a CD of all my favourite passionate songs and weeping to them, seeing revelation of God's love in all of them! You know what I realised? I think the "worldly secular" songs are expressing the cry of their hearts for love better than some of the Church songs out there.

Wonderful, wonderful Aladin song ... I've always loved it and now I know WHY!!

lydia joy said...

" I think the "worldly secular" songs are expressing the cry of their hearts for love better than some of the Church songs out there."

This is hitting me lately too, I keep hearing songs and find God really speaks powerfully through them.....the truth is it is the cry of the human heart to be fully loved and fully accepted, this equals the freedom so many long for!!!!

I love that you shared this song!!! I am finding in Christ through grace, it is a whole new world - everything takes on a whole new level of wonder and awesomeness, from the way I view myself in light of God's love, to noticing a bird or hearing it sing, or seeing the depth of beauty in my children, or taking in a deep breath in the cool fall breeze.........it's a whole new world with Jesus!!! Thanks for sharing, and I will definitely check out that link........