The Great Importance of His Voice.

The Great Importance of His Voice.

God has a way to show us things that are relevant and perfectly timed, not only for His Glory, but also for us to be timely intuned for the actions we need to follow up with, for we have to walk by faith, not by sight. There is a way that may seem right, but the Lord knows the outcome. Therefore being in tune to His Voice is of great importance.
Even in times where we seem hemmed in, home bound, pandemic influenced, social distanced, forced by the times to stay home from our jobs, laid off, whatever the case may be, God has ways for your life to still be filled with His Glory, filled with timely Prophetic Ministry, filled with opportunities for obedience to His Voice.
Our families and friends are still going through the same things that you are experiencing and God is fully aware of this. He is the Lord Who Sees and the God Who Knows.
This reminds me of a vision I had where a large gear is surrounded by a group a small gears and they are all connected to the larger gear. When the large gear turns one direction, all the other gears turn. When the larger gear turns the other direction, the smaller gears change direction as well.
The larger gear can represent the Lord, where the smaller gears can represent you and I. When we all stay connected to the Lord, all things will be working together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. When we hear His Voice clearly He will be synchronizing all of our lives in such a way that we will be seeing His Glory being manifest in all of our lives, causing us to rejoice in the hope of our calling.
Is anything too hard for God?
Trust in the Lord with all of your heart, lean not on your own understanding. Acknowledge Him in everything you do and He will direct your path. Keep your heart with all diligence for out of the heart come the issues of life. Proverbs 3:5-6.

Thomas Downes
The Voice of the Writer Prophetic Ministry.

It Was His To Give.

It Was His To Give.

There is a way that seems right, but the Lord will oversee the outcome. There are two accounts in Mark Chapter 10 where Jesus is responding to two separate requests. His response was as follows: “What do you want Me to do for you?”
In the first account, Jesus had just spoken to His disciples about “but many who are first will be last, and the last, first.” While they were on the road, Jesus was leading the group and as they followed, they were afraid. He took them aside again and began to tell them what will be happening to Him.
He described to them about the Son of Man being betrayed to the chief priests and scribes to condemn Him to death. They will be mocking Him, scourging, spitting on Him and killing Him. “And on the third day He will rise again.”
Then James and John, the sons of Zebedee came to Him saying: “Teacher, we want You to do for us whatever we ask.”
And He said to them: “What do you want Me to do for you?”
They said to Him “Grant us that we may sit, one on Your right hand and the other on Your left, in Your glory.”
But Jesus said to them “You do not know what you ask. Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?’
They said to Him; “We are able.”
Jesus explained to them that it was not His to give, but for those for whom it has been prepared.
The rest of the disciples were not very pleased with James and John. In fact they were “greatly displeased.”
The other account is when they came to Jericho, and Jesus went out of Jericho with His disciples and a great multitude. Blind Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, sat by the road, begging.
And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out and say, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”
Many warned him to be quiet; but he cried out all the more; “Son of David have mercy on me!”
So Jesus stopped and commanded him to be called. Then they called the blind man saying to him, “Be of good cheer. Rise, He is calling you.”
So he arose and came to Jesus.
So Jesus answered and said: “What would you like Me to do for you?’
He said “Rabboni, that I may receive my sight.”
Jesus said “Go your way, your faith has made you well.”
And immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus on the road.
Such contrasting outcomes!
In the first account, what I might call arrogance and self exaltation was met with the simple truth; “It’s really not Mine to give.” He did not scold them, or get angry with them for their request. He answered with a divine honesty. The other disciples weren’t so kind.
In the case of blind Bartimaeus, the crowd was actually warning him to quiet down. But Bartimaeus spoke up all the more. Those who may have been “greatly displeased” with him, as he was trying to get the Lord’s attention, were not the ones who caused Jesus to stop on the road. Jesus heard the faith of a man in great distress who knew that a tremendous opportunity would pass him by if he didn’t call out to the Lord.
The Healing Power of His Presence was definitely,
“His To Give”.
“Call upon Me and I will answer you and show you great and mighty things that you know not.”
“I send forth My Word.It will not return to Me void. It will accomplish the thing for which I sent it.”
“He sent His Word to Heal and to deliver from all our destruction.”

Thomas Downes
The Voice of the Writer Prophetic Ministry.

You Will Flourish In The Transformatiom.

You Will Flourish in the Transformation.

The old ways that you used to call ministry is changing day by day. New strategies are going to emerge in your life that you may have never considered before. New ideas are coming to you by the Spirit of the Lord. Now that the whole world seems to be “socially distancing itself” from one another,the Lord has seen this long before it was even thought of. The enemy wants to divide and conquer those who don’t have a clue how to start; to render ineffective their desires to serve the Lord.
But the Lord is that Spirit, for where the Spirit of the Lord is there is freedom. Being home bound during this time will be where you will spend the time it takes to bring yourself into the Presence of the Lord, into the Holy of Holies, to hear the Lord’s Voice like never before in your life. What the enemy intended for evil, the Lord is using it for good. For the Voice of the Lord is powerful; the Voice of the Lord is full of Majesty
Now hear the Word of the Lord:
The example of your calling that you are becoming is going to flourish in the Courts of your God. There is nothing that God can’t do to transform you into the beacon of light that you are called to be. To let your light so shine before men that they will see your good works and glorify your Father in Heaven
Now stand therefore in the Liberty wherewith Christ has made you free; and do not be ensnared by any yoke of bondage. For whom the Son has set free, is free indeed.
Rhema, life-giving Word That Is Sent is pouring forth with power and authority that is drawing you into the Path of Life that is being sought after by those yearning for the right way. After living so long with no direction, the called out ones are beginning to comprehend what the hope of their calling really is. For there will be a magnificent performance of the Word That Is Sent. Signs and wonders will explode on the scene for those whose hearts are steadfast, for He will show Himself strong in their behalf
The mouth of the Lord is speaking forth, therefore stand upon the ramparts and see what He will say to you, and really consider how you will answer Him when you are being reproved.. For He is preparing you through the renewing of your mind so that your life will prove what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God
Behold I do a new thing; shall you not know it?
If a prophet has a dream, let him tell the dream. If he has My Word, let him speak My Word faithfully. What is the chaff to the wheat”; says the Lord…. .

Thomas Downes.
The Voice of the Writer Prophetic Ministry.

Someone Is Always Important To Us.

Someone Is Always Important To Us.

Social distancing is meant only to prevent spreading disease, it’s not to break the bonds of friendships, or for families to distance themselves from each other. Call your family members, even on Facebook, and keep the bond intact and thriving in love. Call friends and Family and support each other by remembering each other’s goals and aspirations. Stand up for each other. Encourage one another.Call those who are in nursing homes, or shut in.
Be what you are called to be for those who love you and love and respect your calling in the Lord. Don’t forsake the coming together in the Lord,, in the Spirit. Greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world. We can do all things through Christ Who strengthens us.
We are all important to someone,…. and someone is always important to us.. Every Island has a shore. Every house has a door. Every heart heeds a call. The love of God is meant for all.

Thomas Downes
The Voice of the Writer Prophetic Ministry.

And What Shall This Man Do?

And What Shall This Man Do?

All the naysayers of your ministry need to be forgiven. Those who have spoken negatively about what God has given you,, and those who continually ignore what you do in obedience need to experience the power of forgiveness so that they can see what God really is your life. Forget about your own attitude that you have carried for so long about those who act like your ministry has no power and no importance.. Forgiving them will be setting YOU free from the effects of their words and their actions. They are not the One who called you. Stop wasting your time thinking you have to convince anyone to be who you are called to be. If you have to leave them behind, then do so.
“You are Mine, says the Lord. My Word will perform the intent that I have placed upon it, and within it”.
“If a prophet has a dream, let him tell the dream. If he has My Word, let him speak My Word faithfully; what is the chaff to the wheat.” Jeremiah 23: 28.
Jesus said to Peter after he asked Jesus the question: “And what shall this man do?” Jesus said ‘If it is My will that he tarry until I return, what is that to you? You follow me.” John 21:22..

Thomas Downes
The Voice of the Writer Prophetic Ministry.

An Awesome Position: The Conduit Of Grace.

An Awesome Position: The Conduit of Grace.

Wisdom and knowledge will be the stability of your times; you will gain strength from salvation. The fear of the Lord will be your treasure. (Isaiah 33:6.)
As we are spending much more of our time in our homes because of the times we are in, we are coming to the crossroads. When you come to the crossroads, stop; stand there and ask for the ancient path, the path that leads to peace. But many might be saying “We will not walk there!” (Jeremiah 6:16).
But Jesus has been made known to us who are saved “The Wisdom of God and the Power of God. (1 Corinthians 1:24.).
The Wisdom we need will be during your obedience. The knowledge you need will cause you to stand strong in the Lord and in the Power of His Might. The Power of God will be found in The Word That Is Sent. The Rhema Word that reveals what is empowering you to walk in newness of life, that is: Christ in you the hope of Glory. Apart from Him you can do nothing. Without Him we are nothing.
But He doesn’t intend for you and I to spend our lives being nothing to anyone. He has made us to be seated in heavenly places in Christ. We have been made to be the seed of Abraham. We have become to the Lord, a Friend of God. For Jesus said; “You are My friends when you do what I command you.”..
What an awesome position He has given you; “a Friend of God” He has placed you in the position to hear His Heart for you. to hear His love for you and those you have been able to witness to, of His love. Not everyone can share the love of Christ to those you love, but He has given you the unique position to be in a very specific place in such a time as this for those who don’t have a clue about how to receive Him, or how to believe Him.
But He has enabled you very specifically with a calling to be the Friend of God, to show them what a Friend of God really is. It is called the Ministry of Reconciliation. You have been enabled to be the reconciling ambassador, the conduit of grace that will result in the wellspring of life flowing from their innermost being. There will be a grand perfecting of the Word of Life in you when you allow yourself to be the man or woman of God you have been called to be..He will perfect that which concerns you, and will perfect your willingness to hear the Voice of the Lord.
He is faithful Who promised, and He will do it..

Thomas Downes.
The Voice of the Writer Prophetic Ministry.

A New Song Will Come Forth.

A New Song Will Come Forth.

My son, my daughter and I all got laid off on the same day, yesterday.. My wife has to take take home work from her job starting day before yesterday. I have gone through this a number of times myself. Yet the Word of God still remains true: “I was young and now I am old. Yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken nor his seed begging for bread.”
God will be showing you how to trust Him . He sends forth His Word that does not return to Him canceled out. It will accomplish the purpose for which He sent it. There is nothing that the Lord doesn’t see. He is the Lord Who Sees and the God Who Knows.
“Trust in the Lord with all of your heart and lean not upon your own understanding. Acknowledge Him in everything you do and He will direct your path. Keep your heart with all diligence for out of the heart come forth the issues of life”. When we bring these issues of life to the Lord, He will assure us of His Presence and His purpose. He will do this for you as well.
There is nothing that is too hard for God. “Fear not Abraham, for I am your shield and your exceedingly great reward.”
He sends forth the rain in your desert.
Your desert will blossom as the rose.
He pours out the new wine by revelation in every season.
Revelation will be your portion.
The Voice of the Lord is powerful.
The Voice of the Lord is full of Majesty.
As great grace was upon the apostles, great grace will be upon you as well.
A new song will come forth from those who wait upon the Lord.
As for me, I am filled with power, with the Spirit of the Lord, and with justice and might.
For they that wait upon the Lord will renew their strength. They shall mount up with wings like the eagle. They shall run and not be weary. They shall walk and not faint…

Thomas Downes
The Voice of the Writer Prophetic Ministry.