November 8, I found a white feather in front of my door on the welcome mat. Hmm. I knew there was a message there. I believe many times when you see a white feather; it represents angelic activity. Only by experience and spending time with Jesus and by the Holy Spirit can spiritual things be discerned. I do not have a Bible reference for it, so don’t take my word for it, seek for yourself, but this is my feeling after many years of finding white feathers at critical times in my life or times when Father just wants to let us know the angels are there protecting us. I believe they are signs from our loving Abba Father.
As I was researching, I was taken to the first chapter of Isaiah, where Isaiah had a vision. He saw the Lord high and lifted up. Above Him were seraphim, crying,” Holy, holy, holy.” They brought a Coal from the alter and touched his lips to cleanse him from all sin and to remove his guilt from seeing the Lord in all His Glory. Bible scholars believe that the part of God Isaiah saw was the Son, Jesus Christ, prior to His incarnation on Earth, since the apostle John writes in John 12:41 that Isaiah “saw Jesus’ Glory.” I also smelled a delightful smell of “smoke,” like incense, and there was no burning going on in my house!
Beloved, I believe I am hearing this, that God is sending His Angels to touch our lips with His Holy Coal, with His Fire, to speak His Prophetic Word. He is taking you past the outer courts, into the Holy of Holies, by the Blood of the Lamb, where you may now enter 24/7. You have come past the Veil into His Presence accompanied by the Angels to His Throne of Grace. You are now His Temple, Child of God, and you shall be FILLED to overflowing with His Spirit, the Smoke, and Fire of His Presence. And your lips shall be touched that you may speak for Him. It is time to be empowered and sent forth with a Word in your mouth that will bring many to salvation; to heal the sick, deliver those in bondage, and to comfort, edify, and encourage!
“Beloved. I have asked, “Who will go for Me?” and you have answered, “Here I am, send me!” I am answering, My Child. I am sending Angels to strengthen and encourage you and to touch your lips with My Glory. Do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have received from your Abba Father? You are not your own, but you are Mine.
As I touched the Prophets of old, so I desire to touch your lips also. Does not My Word say to desire to prophecy? Oh yes, My Child. Those who ask shall receive. Those who knock, the Door shall be opened. Those who seek shall find. No one who comes to Me will be rejected or turned away. No one is not “good enough,” for if you have been cleansed by the Blood of Jesus, you are clean.
You have been filled with the Holy Spirit at your new birth, but now it is time to go forth in the Power of My Might. The angels are at your Door, will you submit yourself to Me and allow them to touch you with My Fire? For there is a Fire from the Throne of Grace coming upon My Bride to ignite the embers, to touch your lips that you would speak a Word in season to the weary.
O My Bride, My Daughters and My Sons, My Greatly Beloved, fear not: peace be unto you, be strong, yes, be strong! My Angels come to touch your lips with Holy Fire to strengthen and empower you. They are even at your Door. The Fire in your heart is now upon your lips, for I have touched them with My Glory. The FIRE is KINDLED! Your tongues shall be Flames of Fire as My Word goes forth! You will not be able to hold it in. Be encouraged! I have chosen you and commissioned you this day. I am sending you forth to speak to My People!”
COMMISSION: Give charge to, appoint, ordain (of divine act)
“It’s significant that the part of Isaiah’s body that the seraph angel touched was his LIPS since Isaiah would begin speaking prophetic messages from God to people after experiencing this vision and angelic encounter. The angel cleansed, strengthened, and encouraged Isaiah so that Isaiah could call others to turn to God for the help they needed in their own lives.” (Whitney Hopper, George Mason University)
The FOUR MAJOR PROPHETS all had their lips touched by God. Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and Daniel would have this experience of the touching of the lips.
“In the year that King Uzziah died I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up; and the traina of his robe filled the temple. Above him stood the seraphim. Each had six wings: with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. And one called to another and said:“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory!” And the doorposts and foundations of the thresholds shook at the voice of him who called, and the house was filled with smoke. And I said: “Woe is me! For I am lost; for I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts!” Then one of the seraphim flew to me, having in his hand a BURNING COAL that he had taken with tongs from the altar. And he TOUCHED MY MOUTH and said: “Behold, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away, and your sin atoned for. And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here I am! Send me.”
“Then the word of the Lord came to me, saying: 5“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you;
Before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations.”9 Then the Lord put forth His hand and TOUCHED MY MOUTH, and the Lord said to me: “Behold, I have put My words in your mouth.”
“But if I say, “I will not mention His word or speak anymore in His name,” His word is in my heart like a FIRE, a fire shut up in my bones. I am weary of holding it in; indeed, I cannot.”
In the 2nd and 3rd Chapters of Ezekiel, when God was COMMISIONING him, you’ll find that he was given a scroll, and that scroll was to touch his lips and he was to eat that roll, passing through his lips.
And he said to me, “Son of man, eat whatever you find here. EAT THIS SCROLL, and go, SPEAK to the house of Israel.” 2 So I opened my MOUTH, and he gave me this scroll to eat. 3 And he said to me, “Son of man, feed your belly with this scroll that I give you and fill your stomach with it.” Then I ate it, and it was in my MOUTH as sweet as honey. 4 And he said to me, “Son of man, GO to the house of Israel and SPEAK MY WORDS to them.”
And suddenly, one having the likeness of the sons of men TOUCHED MY LIPS; then I opened my mouth and spoke, saying to him who stood before me, “My lord, because of the vision my sorrows have overwhelmed me, and I have retained no strength. 17 For how can this servant of my lord talk with you, my lord? As for me, no strength remains in me now, nor is any breath left in me. 18 Then again, the one having the likeness of a man touched me and strengthened me. 19 And he said, “O man greatly beloved, fear not! Peace be to you; be strong, yes, be strong! So when he spoke to me I was strengthened, and said, “Let my lord speak, for you have strengthened me.”
1 Corinthians 14:1
“Earnestly pursue love and eagerly desire spiritual gifts, especially the gift of PROPHECY. ”
“When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. 2 Suddenly a sound like a mighty rushing wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3They saw TONGUES like flames of FIRE that separated and came to rest on each of them.”
1 Corinthians 3:16
“Do you not know that you yourselves are God’s temple, and that God’s Spirit dwells in you? 17If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy him; for God’s temple is holy, and you are that temple.…”
1 Corinthians 6:19
“Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own.”
“But COMMISSION Joshua, encourage him, and strengthen him, for he will cross over ahead of the people and enable them to inherit the land that you will see.”