“The one who comes from heaven is above all. He testifies to what he has seen and heard, but no one accepts his testimony. Whoever has accepted it has certified that God is truthful. For the one whom God has sent speaks the words of God, for God gives the Spirit without limit.”
One of the easiest ways to pray is to use the Lord’s prayer as a “template” or starting point for deeper understanding.
For centuries, people have found that praying slowly and intentionally through the prayer Christ taught His disciples brings great revelation.
Through this prayer, for example, we realize that we are children of a Father who is unlike our natural fathers because He is both good and holy. We see that we can approach Him intimately, calling Him “Abba,” which means “Papa” or “Daddy,” a far cry from the religious idea of an angry or unapproachable God!
We learn that this holy Father desires to feed and care for us daily, keep us from temptation and deliver us from evil.
Each phrase communicates something essential for us and can become a gateway into deeper revelation as we pray.
ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN
As I prayed through the Lord’s prayer this morning, I paused at the phrase: “On earth as it is in heaven.” Rather than pass quickly by, I asked the Father what was happening in heaven today.
If we are to bring heaven to earth, we must first see what is happening in heaven! Then, just as John writes in the scripture above concerning Christ, we are also able to testify to what we have seen and heard.
The Father showed me a vision of many papers being sorted through and handed out in heaven, and I heard Him say these were “edicts;” orders and decrees from the King concerning justice for His people.
I saw the Lord Jesus come and hand me one such document: a white sheet of paper that outlined two things in particular for His people: Protection and Provision.
This “edict” was the Word of our King decreeing complete protection and provision throughout a time of famine on the earth, and it was given in the spirit of Justice to those who had been pleading for the Lord’s mercy and help in difficult times.
It was not until later, after the vision ended, that I noticed today’s date: 23 Sivan 5782!
A DECREE OF JUSTICE
For those unfamiliar with the Hebrew calendar, today is the day on which, in the wake of Haman’s death, King Ahasuerus signed and sealed a decree drafted by Mordecai mandating protection for the Jews and made provision for them to gather, assemble, and defend themselves against their enemies (at Purim, on the 13th day of the 12th month of Adar). In short, it is a day of justice!
As I listened to the Father to understand more, I heard Him say that He has heard even the silent cries of your hearts, when there were no words for what you were experiencing at the hand of your enemies.
He wants you to know that He is the Father of your spirits and the “man of understanding” Proverbs describes: able to discern both the thoughts and intentions of your heart. He is your “Wonderful Counselor,” not as Healer or Friend alone, but also as legal counsel releasing long-awaited decrees of justice on your behalf. Glory to God!
As you continue to abide in Christ, seeking His counsel in all things, the Holy Spirit - who is your “managing partner”- will cause you to partner with Him to build God’s Kingdom and receive your share of the inheritance. There is no limit to the Spirit; no “cutoff” to His goodness or His anointing!
The Lord is expanding our capacity to perceive and receive the richness of what He is giving. In a time when the world screams “lack” and “insufficiency,” you will see both protection and provision that can have no other explanation but God.
WAVES OF BLESSING
I see waves of blessing washing up on your shores; waves stirred up by the Lord Himself to bring in all that you need to keep going and keep building your families, ministries, and communities.
I see the Lord’s delight in giving you all the riches of His Kingdom, wave upon wave, until you have no choice but to rejoice, to testify, and to love Him even more!
I hear the King saying that there will be a day when you will see every desire of your heart FULLY satisfied in Him: a smile on your face and a heart that sings songs of unending love and thanksgiving to Him.
You can trust that every step you take towards Him is a step in the right direction.
You can trust that one day your steps will lead you right over the threshold of this realm into a glorious eternity.
You can trust that in that place you will be forever satisfied by His glorious Presence.
And for today, you can trust that He has heard and responded to your cry for justice. Today marks the day when the enemy is put on notice. Because you have trusted God as your Defender and Avenger, He will see to it that you receive what is rightfully yours.
Then King Ahasuerus said to Queen Esther and Mordecai the Jew, “Indeed, I have given Esther the house of Haman, and they have hanged him on the gallows because he tried to lay his hand on the Jews.
You yourselves write a decree concerning the Jews, as you please, in the king’s name, and seal it with the king’s signet ring; for whatever is written in the king’s name and sealed with the king’s signet ring no one can revoke.”
So the king’s scribes were called at that time, in the third month, which is the month of Sivan, on the twenty-third day; and it was written, according to all that Mordecai commanded, to the Jews, the satraps, the governors, and the princes of the provinces from India to Ethiopia, one hundred and twenty-seven provinces in all, to every province in its own script, to every people in their own language, and to the Jews in their own script and language.
And he wrote in the name of King Ahasuerus, sealed it with the king’s signet ring, and sent letters by couriers on horseback, riding on royal horses bred from swift steeds.
By these letters the king permitted the Jews who were in every city to gather together and protect their lives—to destroy, kill, and annihilate all the forces of any people or province that would assault them, both little children and women, and to plunder their possessions, on one day in all the provinces of King Ahasuerus, on the thirteenth day of the twelfth month, which is the month of Adar.
A copy of the document was to be issued as a decree in every province and published for all people, so that the Jews would be ready on that day to avenge themselves on their enemies.
The couriers who rode on royal horses went out, hastened and pressed on by the king’s command.
Deborah Perkins is a seasoned prophetic author, speaker, and intercessor with more than 35 years of ministry experience across denominations. Her passion is to communicate God's heart for His people, equipping and restoring individuals to minister more strategically in the fullness of the Spirit of God. Through Bible teaching, Spirit-led prayer, and prophetic counsel, Deborah has mentored both ministry and marketplace leaders to deepen their relationship with God. After a radical, extended visitation with the glory of God, Deborah is now working to expand the House of Prayer movement, establishing sacred spaces for inner healing, personal retreats, and corporate worship gatherings throughout New England. She and her husband Kevan have three wonderful, grown boys and love raising bees and chickens in their spare time. To connect with Deborah, visit HisInscriptions.com/Contact.
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A severe hearing loss from childhood caused Deborah Perkins to develop what she now calls her secret weapon: tuning in to God's voice. A Wellesley College graduate and an award-winning writer, Deborah is now a wife and mother of 3 boys. Deborah has devoted over 25 years to professional and lay Christian ministry in New England and beyond. Her passion is inspiring people to cultivate greater intimacy with God.