QUICKENED STORY: UNDER THE
HEARD (on the way to church): Position
QUICKENED MEMORY: The story about the coffee
RHEMA 1/21/96 QUICKENED STORY: UNDER THE SPOUT
Today I read a friend's dream where she saw me as a
public speaker. I said to myself, “Gee I sure hope it’s
not literal!" I was shy and the idea to stretch outside
of writing was too much.
I was busy thinking how I’m not a public speaker and
going on and on about it in my thoughts. Then tonight
with anointed hands I turned to a story in a devotional
entitled "Open thy mouth wide and I will fill it." It
was about a coffee machine that wouldn’t grind the last
3 or 4 beans out of the machine, so she could pour her
own in and grind. No matter what, she couldn’t get it to
When the clerk came to help her, he tried the same
things, and then finally put a bag under the spout. The
machine had an electric eye and wouldn’t grind beans
unless a bag was under the spout! The point of the
parable is that the Lord doesn’t fill your mouth until
you are under His spout to pour His Word out.
PS: Lord, I'm not sure I like this parable!
Ex 4:11-12 NKJV
So the LORD said to him, "Who has made man's mouth? Or
who makes the mute, the deaf, the seeing, or the blind?
Have not I, the LORD? Now therefore, go, and I will be
with your mouth and teach you what you shall say."
CONFIRMATION: One of the intercessors in
pre-prayer saw a moving porthole and it was going to
different fields around us. We would follow it wherever
it was going.
QUICKENED MEMORY: As he was sharing that, I was
again reminded of the (above) quickened story I was
thinking about on the way to church. The coffee bean
machine at the store would not grind the beans unless
the bag was in the right position directly under the
spout. The machine had an electric eye and it would not
work unless the bag was in position. I had been
thinking about if we are not hearing the Lord or
something has changed, we need to run to where we know
His Presence is. We position ourselves right directly
under His glory spout and in the apple of His eye.
WORD TO PONDER: NO LONGER CHURCH AS USUAL 8/2/02
I am calling you to move out of your comfort zone. If
you had your way, you would build a place of refuge, a
sanctuary of comfort, rest, and a place for My holy
Presence. But the hour is late and I am bursting forth
from the walls of sanctuaries and moving My people into
a new place. Those who have found comfort and joy and
power in My Presence will follow My cloud outside the
walls of their past. They will no longer have church as
usual. They will have so loved My Presence that all
restrictions will have been broken off from their
restraints and they will know that I AM much bigger than
the sanctuaries of yesteryears. The church walls are
coming down, where My people are going out and the
people of the world are coming in. Ready or not, I AM
coming to move My people forward.
"But will God indeed dwell on the earth? Behold,
heaven and the highest heaven cannot contain You, how
much less this house which I have built!” (1 Kings 8:27
Ex 33:14-16 NKJV
And He said, "My Presence will go with you, and I
will give you rest." Then he said to Him, "If Your
Presence does not go with us, do not bring us up from
here. For how then will it be known that Your people and
I have found grace in Your sight, except You go with us?
So we shall be separate, Your people and I, from all the
people who are upon the face of the earth."