Word for Oregon

Today spontaneously while driving I heard the words, "I'm calling pioneers to be settlers in Oregon”.

This was troubling to me since I have always identified myself as a pioneer.

I'm aware that Oregon is known as a pioneer state, many have lost their lives taking the journey to settle Oregon.

However, what I was hearing was pioneering spiritually attached to an independent spirit. The Lord’s desire is for pioneers to become settling pioneers.

A settling pioneer is one who joins community and serves a larger corporate vision while still pioneering God's dreams for his city.

I then saw a picture of streams filling up the desert. This is a reference to Isaiah 35:6-7.

ISAIAH 35:6&7
Then will the lame leap like a deer,
and the mute tongue shout for joy.
Water will gush forth in the wilderness
and streams in the desert.
The burning sand will become a pool,
the thirsty ground bubbling springs…

It's the Father's desire for the dry spiritual climate in Oregon to experience rivers of refreshing.

I asked the Lord how we as a body were to come into alignment with His heart?

I quickly heard the word, “worship.”

Worship will cause us to take our eyes off ourselves and put them on Jesus. Worshiping the Lord has the power to cause people to unite like nothing else I have personally ever seen. Independence no longer becomes an issue in the Presence of the Lord.

I want to encourage pastors and leaders to begin to host worship gatherings where the priority is Christ being glorified with no other agenda. Times of worship where not only the local church gather but other churches in the region are invited to gather as well.

Regional worship gatherings will begin to form a war ship where the spirit of heaviness and apathy will be displaced.

It's time to awaken those that are sleeping spiritually and awaken to our inheritance as a state.

This is why it is said:

“Wake up, sleeper,
rise from the dead,
and Christ will shine on you.”

Ephesians 5:14

March 2016