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MARKETPLACE FORERUNNERS » Blog Archive » He’s Alive! by Joan Hutter

He’s Alive! by Joan Hutter

by Chauncey Hutter, Jr - February 22nd, 2010. Filed under: Marketplace.

I don’t have to tell you this.  You know it already.  But this morning as I rise I am compelled to proclaim it from the hillside:  Jesus is alive and well and moving in our world today!  I want all of heaven and earth and under the earth to hear it again … and from my mouth, from the sanctuary of this one heart (and hopefully all of yours as you read) … that our God reigns.  He lives!  He is alive.  And His life is the highest life.  He is here to fill you to all His fullness.

The word “awakening” has pitched a tent in my mind and heart these last several months.  Opposite of the sandman image of some invisible one coming in the night to sprinkle magic dust upon the eyes and head to bring sleep, I am seeing the glory of the living Spirit of God come upon those who long to be awakened.  The problem is, many don’t know to ask to be awakened, or stirred in the inner being.  If one is sleeping, he does not have the consciousness to know it.  But once we see there is a plea in heaven and earth to “wake up, oh sleeper!” … we can know how to pray according to the will of God.  “Wake up, Inner Man! He’s alive!  He is moving!”

We visited the “Awakening” services at the International House of Prayer in Kansas City last week. (Go to IHOP.org to view for free).  Try to stand.  I’m serious.  Try to stand before a Holy God who has been invited by a multitude to move freely in a place.  You can’t stand for long.  You can’t stand where you are when His desire is to sweep you off your feet and move you forward in your life.  You can’t just stand there.  You can’t stay seated either.  You have to fall.  I’m not saying everyone has to hit the floor because of some spiritual revival … but I wouldn’t doubt it if the churchiest, most traditional one of us did … in that room.  God is after the heart and He does not care much what you are wearing or what your idea of Him is.  When the living God comes, try to stand in the same old place before Him.  That’s all I’m saying.  Just try.  Anyway who would want to.  Listen, when the heat of His glory, when the weight of His glory, when the fear of God comes upon you … when your sin is revealed and you are seeing His beauty all at the same time in some overwhelming Isaiah 6 moment … what is the point on holding on to what you know?  God wants us to know HIM.

Try to stand in your position when the whirlwind of His fire comes.  Try to stand when the angels are moving about, ministering winds.  Try to stand when He is presenting Himself as healer and He stretches out His arm to heal and the bolt of lightning hits.  If you are a preacher you cannot speak another dead word.  If you are timid in your faith, you cannot stand there in the dark corner of false humility any longer.  If you have felt far off you cannot complain any more that God does not see.  It is in Him that we live and move and have our being. He brings fire to the bones.

So in case you are wondering about all the talk of “awakening,” I am here to tell you, whether you asked or not, that it is real.  I do not have a problem saying the Healer lives.  I cannot keep silent that the glory of God comes near and rests upon the hungry and thirsty heart.  I am not ashamed of the gospel … the good news is not just news of something far off, either.  The Good News is a Person, and He is alive, and He is living and active in the earth, bringing revival to every heart who cries out.  He is filled with power and glory, and He takes residence in the hearts of man, by His glorious Holy Spirit.  Hello!

But don’t try to stand when the weight comes upon you.  Just fold.  Say, “uncle!” and be done with it.  Fall at His feet.  They walked through the heavens, to earth and back again; and they will walk here again.  Not just in our hearts but in reality.  He’s alive and all His promises are true.  The one who promised to come as Messiah the first time will return as King the second.  Not so far away.  Get ready.  And know the only real way to “stand” is to surrender.  Forget trying to figure it all out.  Just surrender to His Presence and His glory.  Nothing else matters except what is on His heart.  That’s all we need; to remember that we are His and get in line with that.  His word, His power, His Spirit dwelling in us will take care of the rest.

I heard the words, there at the altar.  I heard these words:  “What have you to do in Charlottesville, Virginia?”  And I was stunned for a moment.  I needed the whole night to ponder this, asking Him, what?  Did that mean there was nothing to do here or everything?  Did that mean I was not to live in this city or that I was here for a very particular task?  The latter is true.  For me and for some of you.

Finally, I need you to see this.  I keep hearing the worried souls who don’t want to be caught looking for the miracles.  You don’t have to look for them.  If you look for the Living God … and He is ALIVE … you will see the wonders.  And this is why.  He is who He is.  He is the God of Wonders.  Not just yesterday, but the same yesterday, today and forever. I was getting out of my car last week, and I had to hobble a bit with a stiff back.  I said to the Lord with whom I am walking, the Living One I exist with and Who lives in me … I said: “Your name is Healer and those you were with, when you were here in flesh, were healed.  Now I am with you; touch my back that I may walk up this hill without this pain.”  And do you know what happened?  The pain left immediately and I felt it leave as if a clamp had been lifted.  And I am here to tell you today that this is not bunk.  God is alive and He loves us and He is with us and just step out of unbelief and quit trying to figure out whether He still heals or if some revival across the country is really happening or even of Him.

That revival is about to hit this area, heart by heart by heart, and when the wave comes to your home as it has to mine, don’t try to stand against it.  Just surrender.  There is power in the blood of Jesus to raise you back up and make you alive!

Every day I will praise you and bless your name forever and ever!

This is a real word.  Praise Him every day.  Just do it.  And that is what we are going to do, too.  We are preparing a place for Him to be exalted every day.  Stay tuned, Charlottesville.  The offering of the sacrifice of praise will rise from this city every day.  For He is worthy.  He is glorious.  He is alive.  He is holy.  He is near. He is loving.  And He is true.  Therefore all the more shall we boast in Him and worship Him, Charlottesville, joining those across Virginia and to the ends of the earth, raising up a cry from this land of freedom, that every ear in heaven and on earth and under the earth may hear … Our God Reigns!  No one else can praise Him with our voice, City.

Keep lifting Him up!

1 Response to He’s Alive! by Joan Hutter

  1. Cami Kirchgessner

    Thank you for your insightful comments. I hope to visit your website soon.

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