This morning as I woke I saw an amazing scene.
I felt the Lord opening my eyes to it, so this piece of writing is just my first impressions and what was seen. I hope it blesses and inspires you.
I saw a man standing in the kitchen – at least I saw a set of man’s hands.
I felt the impression to ask the man to get out our biggest mixing bowl and to wash it.
I thought about my own kitchen bowls and said to the Father, “This is pretty clean already Lord”
“It’s time to wash it again” He replied.
So I asked the man to wash the kitchen bowl again.
At that point, I felt the Lord remind me of the story in the bible found in 1 Kings 17:7-16.
7 But after a while the brook dried up, for there was no rainfall anywhere in the land.
The Widow at Zarephath
8 Then the Lord said to Elijah, 9 “Go and live in the village of Zarephath, near the city of Sidon. I have instructed a widow there to feed you.”
10 So he went to Zarephath. As he arrived at the gates of the village, he saw a widow gathering sticks, and he asked her, “Would you please bring me a little water in a cup?” 11 As she was going to get it, he called to her, “Bring me a bite of bread, too.”
12 But she said, “I swear by the Lord your God that I don’t have a single piece of bread in the house. And I have only a handful of flour left in the jar and a little cooking oil in the bottom of the jug. I was just gathering a few sticks to cook this last meal, and then my son and I will die.”
13 But Elijah said to her, “Don’t be afraid! Go ahead and do just what you’ve said, but make a little bread for me first. Then use what’s left to prepare a meal for yourself and your son. 14 For this is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: There will always be flour and olive oil left in your containers until the time when the Lord sends rain and the crops grow again!”
15 So she did as Elijah said, and she and Elijah and her family continued to eat for many days. 16 There was always enough flour and olive oil left in the containers, just as the Lord had promised through Elijah.
I inquired of the Lord, “how do these things relate?”
I instantly knew from Him, that the washing of the bowl,was about being cleansed from the inside out. The second part He made me aware of, was that the washing was preparing for the flour/oil that was going to come into it. Then consistently increase in the coming days/weeks/months/years.
I sensed that it was a provision promise.
I felt that the ones who had been in drought times (or not) would wash a bowl in order for the Lord to fill it, and continue filling it.
Here’s where the fun began…..
I shared this vision with my hubby this morning and I asked Him, would he be prepared to wash our largest mixing bowl – as a prophetic act for the MORE that God was giving His kids.
Thankfully he was willing and able to do this.
I felt a sense of great anticipation of what is to come, as a result of this act.
I shared this also with my brother in law – and I felt God impress upon me, that this promise and act was for all the saints. Hence the sharing it all with you.
So if you feel excited about the possibilities that God has for you and your families in this, please give it a go. This is a prophetic activation in faith, we wash the bowl in order to acknowledge and agree with God’s ability to provide in this season and beyond. Today and every day.
In faith, wash the bowl – even if it’s already clean….make a way for Him to provide for you in whatever ways He sees you need. Ask God for an idea of where He plans to work in your life as a result of this step of faith.
Be blessed and have some fun with Him in this.
Thankyou for what you did for the widow at Zarephath through Elijah.
Thankyou that you provide for us in wonderfully creative ways.
Thankyou for always calling us up and not out.
Thankyou for the picture of washing the bowl, cleansing the container in order to make
way for what is to come.
I pray blessing upon the people who interact with you in this way, in faith!
In faith, bless the hands that wash the bowl.
In faith, I bless the pictures, impressions and ideas of increase and provision that you bring to them as they wash the bowl.
Father, we don’t do this, to be religious, but to take a step in action….to further trust you in our walk.
Thankyou for what you are bringing into our lives, in order to flow out to others.