CALL OUT THE GOLD!
New Year’s Eve seems a long time ago now, but I have been stirred by what happened in our time of worship as we celebrated the beginning of 2017 in the Lord’s presence.
Our friend, Claire Kay brought a significant prophetic word during the evening. In the few weeks following, I was in two or three different settings where the word was repeated; I even received it as a personal prophecy during a conference. When God speaks the same thing more than once, we need to take notice!
This is Claire’s account:
“On New Years Eve we met with some beautiful friends for food, games, and then worship later in the night. During the worship I became aware of the phrase 'CALLING OUT THE GOLD IN PEOPLE.'
I guess 'calling out the gold' could mean different things to different people who have a different ministry and calling... but for me it means calling out the gifts, the purpose, the treasure in people, the God-stuff that He has put there, but has perhaps been covered over in a veil of silt and dirt as people have been dealing with all sorts of things that have burdened them in recent years - from sickness, depression to outright attacks of the enemy.
It's time to look deeper, to see people with Holy Spirit vision goggles that give us a glimpse of not only who people are now, but who they are made to be. This could apply to places too.
Let's be gold-diggers in the best sense! Let's start uncovering the treasures of heaven and 'calling them out' and speaking out the gold we see in the Spirit in the people around us. It's not deep down, it's at the surface and ready to be revealed now”.
On the first day of the new year I began a new Bible reading plan and was caught by this in Genesis 2:10 – 12, “A river flowed out of Eden to water the garden and there it divided and became four rivers. The name of the first is the Pishon. It is the one which flowed around the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold. And the gold of that land is good”.
- The river of God (the Holy Spirit) is revealing good gold in communities, situations and people’s lives. To quote Claire, ‘It’s not deep down, it’s at the surface and ready to be revealed now’.
- The name ‘Havilah’ means ‘to whirl or dance’ or ‘to writhe as in childbirth’. We can act as ‘spiritual midwives’ to people when we call out the gold we see in them, helping them to recognise and bring to birth the promises of God in their lives.
As Claire says, “Let's be gold-diggers in the best sense! Let's start uncovering the treasures of heaven and 'calling them out' and speaking out the gold we see in the Spirit in the people around us”.