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The Hound of Heaven

Can you lift up your voice to the clouds, That an abundance of water may cover you? Who can number the clouds by wisdom, or tip the water jars of heaven? (Job 38:34, 37)

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At the sound of the rain, I stepped outside to take a few pictures. Oh this much needed beautiful rain, the sounds and the smell flooded over me, as did this song; “There is a Fountain” and then something happened in my heart that caused a flood to flow out of my eyes.

Rains are set with harvest seasons and planting seasons. Planting seasons which ultimately end in harvest, both rely solely of the rain from heaven.

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These seasons line up with spiritual truths, and allegories, and parables. We find the truths from the First Testament, told by the law and prophets, to The Second Testament taught by Jesus, all throughout the Bible.

Drip down O heavens, from above, and let the clouds pour down righteousness; Let the earth open up and salvation bear fruit, and righteousness spring up with it. I, The LORD have created it.”  Isaiah 45;8

As I listened to the breeze rustling the leaves of the trees my own fountain began to flow. I thought oh how I’ve missed this sound and the cool breeze.

 

I realized the toil of the harsh summer’s heat, and the affect it has had on the earth around our parts. I then saw it is like hearts without the water of God’s word washing, watering, and nourishing their souls.

The cracks in the earth caused by the lack of water and the ground becoming hard and brittle break open….. But today I also saw the cracks and opening in a different way. I saw these cracks as an opening up, like a mouth gasping for air and for a drink. I saw this as an effort to breathe and begging or crying out for moisture.

(The dessert is a hot dry place, especially for those who don’t know where “The Water” is.)

When the rains come the water is able to run deep into the veins of the earth through theses openings and cracks.

I truly believe we are on the verge of revival. The fruit on the Nut Trees, fruit of the Oak trees and the Pecan trees (nut trees, pun intended) are flocked with fruit. The limbs are bowing almost to breaking.   I believe we will see breakthroughs; salvations, rededications, and yes repentant sinners being plunged beneath the flood will indeed losing all their guilty stains.

The song “There is a Fountain” flowed out of my spirit when seeing the rain coming down. I encourage you to listen to Selah sing this song.

There is a fountain filled with blood

Drawn from Immanuel’s veins

And sinners plunged beneath that flood

Lose all their guilty stains.

The dying thief rejoiced to see that fountain in his day and there may I as vile as he wash all my sins away.

Redeeming Love has been my theme and shall be till I die.

There is a fountain filled with blood drawn from Immanuel’s veins, and sinners plunged beneath the flood lose all their guilty stains.

 

Those of you who heard my testimony about the vision I saw during Praise and Worship, of the handler with the bloodhound, will understand this.

All I could see was “The Arm of the Handler.” The handler was rubbing and wool-ing what looked like a shirt, all over the hounds face and nose. The action was dynamic and stood out to me causing me to meditate on what I saw for many days after and even now. The rubbing of the fabric was bold, having very determined and unapologetic movement, and with an unyielding force. Then I heard these words in my spirit; “every time you call out their name you are rubbing their scent in the hound’s nose.”

 

I now know and understand this vision in a much deeper sense.  The hound and the handler and the scent portray a picture of none other than the Holy Trinity.

 

The Arm is The Arm of the LORD God. We know the Arm He lay bare; it is Jesus as He was crucified and stretched out on the Cross of Calvary. Jesus our relentless Savior and Redeemer is indeed the Hound of Heaven. God breathed life into Adams nostrils and he became living being. The Spirit is the breath or the Ruach, the nose!

 

We are calling out for and believing for the lost. Our very own loved ones, friends, and these God Himself is after.

 

Someone running from the ‘law’ (in this case the law of love) tries to hide in dense forest (world) and a body of water (lost in sin)  in hopes the pursuer or blood hound will lose their trail and scent.

In our case they cannot, as long as we relentlessly call out for their souls, escape the capture.

 

When they are captured they will be plunged beneath the flood, lose all their guilty stains.

 

Oh what a day. It is really upon us.

 

The Hound Of Heaven

The Hound of heaven, He has your scent

He is fast approaching, He will not relent

Stop and surrender put your hands in the air

It is only in Jesus your life will be spared

 

Without His grace,

I could have never faced

The failures and the tests

And then believed the rest

 

That my story could change

And that my God would arrange

Offer to me a new life and start

One with meaningful parts

 

Only after I faced the shame and remorse

Realized the purpose to get back on course

God wasn’t planning a long camp out

Only a stopover to lead me on another route

 

The time I spent in fearful resistance

Never understanding His tender insistence

Only hindered and lengthened the pain

It never accomplished my purpose of hiding the shame

 

I want you to know and I’ve come to share

He already knows and He still cares

Nothing oh nothing under the sun

Will cause our Lord to tuck-tail and run

 

So if you’re running and hiding from life

Stop for a moment rest from the strife

He isn’t chasing to make you pay

He is coming to capture and show you The Way

 

It is in failure with a Repentant heart

That Jesus appears with your brand new start

The papers for pardon ready to be signed

So today is the day and now is the time!

 

The Hound of heaven indeed has your scent

He is fast approaching, He will not relent

Stop and surrender put your hands in the air

It is only in Jesus your life will be spared

 

Copyright © laurette laster 2019

 

 

Pray church pray!

Prophecy believer’s prophecy!

Speak scriptures of salvation over them!

Believe and call out their names!

Stand your watch, and wait for the salvation of The Lord our God!

 

The Hound of Heaven is hot on their trail.

He is going to search them out. God is going to capture them!  When earnestly seeking The Lord in prayer concerning this vision, I said Lord, are they criminals? Then this truth began to flow.

 

  1. They are indeed hardened criminals. Their hearts like the parched earth are dry,  cracked,  and hardened, from walking away from God.

 

  1. They are in violation of the LAW and Covenant.

 

  1. The LAW of God which is the covenant of love.

 

  1. They are disturbing the Peace.

They will be apprehended by His Love.

 

  1. Their lives depend on it. They will perish if allowed to remain unprotected in these elements.

 

2 Timothy 2:24-26

And a servant of The Lord must not quarrel but be gentle to all, able to teach, patient, in humility correcting those who are in opposition, if God perhaps will grant them repentance, so that they may know the truth, and that they may come their senses and escape the snare of the devil having been taken captive by him to do his will. (NKJV)

 

And after this, if they do not heed the correction, we get out of the way because The Hound of Heaven is hot on their heels.

 

God bless you and keep you and make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you. The Lord lift up His countenance on you and give you Shalom.

Until next time, thank you for listening with me. Laurette

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “The Hound of Heaven”

  1. I, too, wept while sitting on the porch when the clouds and rain was moving in today. Crying out to the Lord for the abundant rain in the natural and then in the spirit for the latter rain to pour out on my whole household.

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