ASSESS YOUR WELL
moved from there and dug another well, and they did not
quarrel over it. So he called its name Rehoboth, [Room
Enough] because he said, "For now the LORD has made room
for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land." (Gen
following is a corporate Word that took place in our
pre-service prayer room. I had prayed off and on during
the day that the Lord would give us gifts that flowed
together and bring forth His Word and He truly met us
PRE-SERVICE PRAYER MODEL
never told you about the pre-service prayer times at our
church. I will share that too, since some of you might
be interested in our model. We start 1 ½ hours before
service, usually in tongues. During the progression of
prayer, we are all praying at the same time, with an
occasional person praying intermittently in English on
behalf of all. Sometime during prayer time, we cover
some or all of the following: We thank Him, we welcome
His Presence and His angels, we ask what His agenda is
for prayer and the service, we bring our corporate
requests, we declare His Word, we ask for an open
heaven, we pray for protection with the blood of Jesus
and take authority over the demonic, we sing in tongues,
we sing our prayers and sing scriptures. The Holy Spirit
is there in a strong way in our midst and His gifts
chairs are in a circle. Some sit, some stand, some pace.
We clap and shout and weep and fall and find our own
expressions as He flows through us. Sometime after we
have broken through, Pastor asks us all to be still and
quiet in our chairs and to wait on the Holy Spirit for
His gifts. He locks the door at this time and no one is
allowed in, so that we have no interruptions or break in
our waiting upon Him. You can hear a pin drop in the
room. It is a very precious time, because His Presence
is resting heavily upon us after our having spent
ourselves upon Him. It is usually several minutes of
chronologically goes around the circle asking if anyone
saw or heard anything. There is usually a healthy flow
of what people have heard and seen and they share these
freely. After that, Pastor leads us in a prayer over a
quick summary of what was quickened to him, and then we
are released to go walk out into the audience, to greet
and hug others who need His welcome and a loving touch.
Often Pastor will bring in various things that were
shared in the pre-service prayer time during the church
service, through worship or his sermon.
the progression of a revelatory Word as it came to me in
the pre-service prayer time.
[during prayer]: Prime the pump.
IMPRESSION: I felt the Lord wanted to flush out the
lines to bring forth His living water from a deeper
level. He wanted to bring the waters that flowed out
from waters that were deeply resident.
[from one of our intercessors]: As soon as I shared
this, the man next to me confirmed that he had seen a
picture of a drop coming out of a faucet.
PROPHETIC GESTURE: When we were all speaking in tongues
with an even greater urgency, I had a surge of a large
download of His Spirit. At the same time my hands were
held together as holding a large pipe, bringing it up,
then thrusting it down into the ground at the same time.
I did this I saw the fierce action of the pipe bit being
thrust into the ground with a very powerful impact,
driving it deep. It was the action of driving a well.
time this well bit was forced into the ground, I felt
that it was driving a stake declaring this land would be
for the purpose of establishing the kingdom of God. It
was to honor Jesus Christ and it was a part of our
inheritance that was not to be stolen.
following chronology took place after prayer during
quiet time, and it is important to note that the people
who received the following Words were not in the room
when I mentioned hearing about the well and the man had
seen the drip.
During quiet time, one man saw a rope that was being
used as a life line. As soon as he shared this, I had
the impression of the rope being inside a well.
Another man saw a well and he said there was no rope to
draw the water. Then he saw heavy trucks and equipment
leveling dirt and among the trucks were ones that had
power drills to dig a deep well.
immediately shared the confirmation of the prophetic
gesture and vision I had seen earlier of the power
thrust of the well bit drilling into the ground with its
Then the gal next to him said that she had seen a very
small well, and she was looking into the little circle
of the water. Jesus' reflection was filling the circle.
She saw a drop hit the water, and the water rippling
out. It was Jesus' tears as He looked into the pool.
QUICKENED MEMORY: One of the ways God speaks is to bring
what He has spoken into remembrance. (John 14:26) At the
very moment she shared this, the Holy Spirit brought
back a dream I had of an overgrown fish that was too big
for its bowl. That kind of fish in real life will stay
in a puddle until it is almost dried up, then it will
begin to flop and roll through the mud until it finds as
new watering hole to live. In the dream, the fish could
not stand the confinement any longer, and took a giant
desperate leap out of the bowl. The dream turned into a
vision when the fish flew straight at me, past my nose
and shoulder, landing beyond me. As I was still
recovering from the shock of a fish flying straight
towards my face, I heard the Lord say, "You need a
bigger tank." That was enough to get my attention. That
took place 7 months before the elders of the church I
attended closed its doors. I stayed in that pond until
the last day and then I took a flying leap into the
church where I now attend.
CONFIRMATION PRAYER WALK: The next day on my prayer
walk, the Lord was imparting the whole interpretation of
the above combined and corporate Word. I was thinking
about how the Lord had wept over the tiny small watering
holes which stayed and contended until the last breath.
They needed life lines which were not there and they
needed power equipment to dig deeper wells. They simply
did not have the resources to carry them. I was thinking
of the years of sacrifice each person planted in that
I am thinking about the Lord's reflection looking down
in the tiny well, and His tear dropping into the water,
I suddenly look to the left. I am walking down a new
street not aware of what was there. I look up and my
eyes locked straight onto a tiny well planted with ivy
vines. The little church I attended was called the Vine
and its logo was ivy vines. There in front of me was
this little well planted as a memorial, and painted red
GLIMPSE FROM OUR PAST
following is an excerpt from an article I wrote on
12/15/02. Notice that they had to re-dig the well three
times, before they had enough room. That scripture was
very strongly quickened to me this week as I was praying
WE ARE CONTENDING FOR
not contending for seasons of visitation, we are
contending for habitation. The glass terrariums are a
good parable of that, where the Lord and His Presence is
living within us, and we are sealed from a big dry
also contending for the next huge wave of His Presence
to come forth in salvations, healings, deliverances,
signs, and wonders. If you are feeling sucked up and
dry, now you know why. The tide has been rolling out to
prepare us and to prepare the world. Dig in, and dig
deeper. Your times of blessing and refreshment will not
be like before when it was in ample abundance, but it
will be for the intent of helping your roots grow strong
towards Him. All of this is for His purpose.
the following section of scripture. It is a parable for
us today of a people digging wells in the Lord and being
displaced due to control issues of power, argument and
opposition… (whether from people or spiritual influences
the Philistines became jealous of him, and they filled
up all of Isaac's wells with earth. These were the wells
that had been dug by the servants of his father,
Abraham. And Abimelech asked Isaac to leave the country.
"Go somewhere else," he said, "for you have become too
rich and powerful for us." So Isaac moved to the Gerar
Valley and lived there instead. He reopened the wells
his father had dug, which the Philistines had filled in
after Abraham's death. Isaac renamed them, using the
names Abraham had given them. His shepherds also dug in
the Gerar Valley and found a gushing spring. But then
the local shepherds came and claimed the spring. "This
is our water," they said, and they argued over it with
Isaac's herdsmen. So Isaac named the well "Argument,"
because they had argued about it with him. Isaac's men
then dug another well, but again there was a fight over
it. So Isaac named it "Opposition." Abandoning that one,
he dug another well, and the local people finally left
him alone. So Isaac called it "Room Enough," for he
said, "At last the LORD has made room for us, and we
will be able to thrive."
are many who have gone through this parable several
times in the last 12 years. After having dug again their
wells, they are once again suffering the pain of
relinquishment. For some, it is time to move on and dig
one final time. For others, it is time to hold your
ground and dig again right where you are planted. Either
way, our command when we are feeling dry is to dig
deeper until we find His supply.
quote from article 12/15/02}
to Ponder are summaries of His quickened Words of
prophetic revelation, punched with the word of wisdom
and written under inspiration.}
PONDER: ASSESS YOUR WELL
ones, how I have wept over your pain as you have sought
Me to keep your wells primed and pouring with abundance.
You have continued to dig against great resistance of
jealousy, rejection, opposition, and argument. Some of
you have held onto old wells, yielding yourselves with
great sacrifices of commitment by laying down your lives
for love. Many have yielded so much, only to see the
sacrifices burn with nothing left. Oh beloved, nothing
has escaped My eye or My heart. I have suffered every
portion of this with you.
time to assess your wells and make your choice. Do you
indeed have "room enough" to contain all that I have
promised? I have been preparing a move that is intended
to fill your life to the brim and overflowing. Many of
you must move and change locations in order to re-dig
your well. You must take the leap of faith and follow My
Presence. My Presence will lead you, and My Presence
will keep you planted in this new place. Yes, it takes
courage to move and when you move it alters and
displaces the lives around you. And when you land,
others will adjust to make room for you. If you follow
My Presence as your peace and barometer in this move,
you will indeed find room enough to grow and prosper and
be in good health.
moved from there and dug another well, and they did not
quarrel over it. So he called its name Rehoboth, because
he said, "For now the LORD has made room for us, and we
shall be fruitful in the land."