This prophetic word is based on a parable that I was given by the Lord and it is titled I Stopped the Clock for You. Even though He was speaking to me directly this word is actually for a few groups of people. You will be able to identify where you fit, perhaps only in 1 group or maybe even 2 groups. There’s a prayer for each group at the end.
Now I know some of you are thinking Jesus still speaks in parables? YES! With that said, He could be speaking to you and you don’t even know it because you’re not paying attention.
What is a parable? These are stories Jesus used to illustrate a moral or spiritual lesson to His disciples.
We see in Matthew 13:10-13, the disciples asked Jesus why He spoke in parables and He explains it to them.
The Purpose of Parables (NKJV)
10 And the disciples came and said to Him, “Why do You speak to them in parables?”
11 He answered and said to them, “Because it has been given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given. 12 For whoever has, to him more will be given, and he will have abundance; but whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him. 13 Therefore I speak to them in parables, because seeing they do not see, and hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand.
So, He is actually speaking all the time through parables but only those who are in tune with His voice will actually see it and hear it.
Here’s the parable that is associated with this prophetic word. I have 2 very inexpensive fashion watches that I bought because they match the colors of most of the clothes I wear. I have fancier watches but for everyday wear I got these 2 watches. One is navy blue and about 6 months old and the other one is a blush color/pink and about 2.5 months old. So, they are fairly new.
I was out one day and looked down at my navy blue watch and noticed it stopped working. I thought it was odd because it was only about 5 months old at the time. Anyway, I took it off and put it in my purse. The next time I was heading out I put on the pink watch. When I was out I looked down at the watch and it too stopped working.
Now, I have 2 watches that stopped working in my bag obviously God is trying to say something. Very odd. So I said to the Lord “what is going on with my watches?” He didn’t answer right away so I just went along not focusing too much on it but it was still in the back of my mind.
I called up a watch shop to find out their opening hours so I could put new batteries in the watches. As you know not every place is open and if they are the hours may not be the same. The recording on the phone said to text them. So I texted asking for the hours, the cost to replace the batteries and then I thought just to ensure they actually have the batteries let me snap a photo of watches and send it to them as well.
I go to the watch store and I put the watches on the counter. In this shop they not only repair watches but they sell clocks. There are all these working clocks on the walls. Cuckoo clocks, grand father clocks, regular wall clocks, all over the walls these working clocks.
The owner picks up the navy blue watch and says he’ll just change the batteries while I wait. I then look over at the pink watch sitting on the counter and it STARTS WORKING! Immediately I’m talking to God, OK You need to tell me what’s going on here because obviously You are trying to communicate a message. The owner said obviously the pink watch is fine so he just sets it to the current time and I left.
When I got into my car I sat there with the watches in my hand and told the Lord He needed to speak to me now on what this meant.
Very clearly He said “I Stopped the Clock for you”. Immediately something came to my mind…You see, He told me to do something at the end of January which I had been working on and in looking at the timeline I thought I would have it all completed by this summer. Then, COVID-19 happened. I was feeling incredibly bothered that I wasn’t further along with this. I wish I had more time to get it done before this whole Coronavirus started.
He knew this was bothering me so He needed to reassure me and take away that feeling of guilt away.
First Group of people….those who have been faithful to the Lord. You are walking in obedience. God has already told you what to do but somehow you are finding yourself lagging behind.
The Lord said to tell you…He stopped the clock for you.
This is in the spirit. So the delay that you are experiencing right now was actually granted by God so that you could catch up. Please read the prophetic word Packed & Ready to Go. There was another person in the bible who needed more time to do what the Lord told him to do. That was Joshua. So God physically stopped the time for him so that he could get it done.
12 As the men of Israel were pursuing and harassing the foe, Joshua prayed aloud, “Let the sun stand still over Gibeon, and let the moon stand in its place over the valley of Aijalon!”
13 And the sun and the moon didn’t move until the Israeli army had finished the destruction of its enemies!
Now, the clock doesn’t stay stopped forever. Some of you think that you are waiting for the plane to arrive when it is already parked at the gate and waiting for you. THIS IS THE FINAL BOARDING CALL. Run! Have you ever made a mad dash through the airport to catch a flight? He stopped the clock for you so you’ll make the airplane but you need to run.
Prayer for this group – Father God, I thank you for making accommodations for my failings. I pray you release divine strategies so that I can quickly accomplish what I need to do. Remove complacency and whatever is holding me back from doing what you’ve asked me to do. Send helpers and those with wisdom and understanding to help me through this. I thank you for Your grace and faithfulness to me and for granting me extra time to get this done. I pray for the acceleration in my spirit, thoughts and mind. Remove every time wasting spirit from my midst and free me from perfectionism because whatever you call complete is complete, in Jesus name, Amen
Second Group of people….those who have been faithful to the Lord but you got off track. (The navy blue watch) Blue is the color for wisdom and revelation and also the Holy Spirit. The enemy got in and has captivated your heart and mind with fear, anger, hatred, worry, no peace, vengeance, disunity, your speech and your thoughts are not aligned with God. What may have started out as justice and a righteous cause, the enemy has severely twisted it. To the point now where you are harboring ill-will or hatred in your heart towards others and you still feel justified in your actions, words and thoughts. God has stopped the clock for you. Why? You need to get back on track because the path you are headed on is going to cause you to lose your blessing. You’ve fallen for the trap of the enemy. God hit the pause button and He’s waiting for you to wake up, acknowledge it, repent and get back on track.
If you see your pastors or leaders heading down a path that you know is not right, please pray for God to open their eyes to see it and that they will be humble and stop. Time to change direction.
The solution? Time to change your power source.
The battery powers the watch. What is powering you? There no way the Holy Spirit is going to power you to hate anyone. I don’t care what they did. All of the emotions listed above are not powered by God and this is how you know you are hooked up to the wrong source.
Time to change the battery.
Prayer for this group…Father God, I repent for my thoughts, actions and words that have not been in alignment with Your will please forgive me for this and give me the grace I need to get back on track. I also forgive those who have done wrong to me as well. I trust You to deal with them and bring justice in Your timing because You said that vengeance belongs to You. I ask now that You give me a fresh start. I pray for these leaders in my country both in government and the church. I ask that You reveal to them through dreams or others whom you will send to speak with them that they are being captivated and used by the enemy to lead others astray. I pray they find their way back to Your path. I pray that everything that is in darkness and of deception be revealed by Your light. Wherever we are being deceived we will see by the Spirit. If I have judged anyone incorrectly Lord I pray You forgive me and also reveal it to me. I do not wish to stand against what you are doing in the earth while believing I am standing for righteousness. I speak eyes be opened now in Jesus name, ears be opened now in Jesus name, Amen.
Third Group of people….those who are operating in the flesh. (the pink watch) Pink is the color of the flesh. You are in this group if you quickly act out in your flesh. You like to take matters in your own hands. Human strength. Humanism. You believe you can actually fix this in your own strength, not realizing that it is actually a spiritual problem. It’s spiritual warfare which becomes a losing battle if you fight in your flesh. Generally if you operate in the flesh you are also surrounded by other people who respond from their flesh. Instead of going to God to get direction you get direction from the evening news, Google and Facebook and your friends who act in the flesh. If you are under a pastor that is also off track (the blue watch) then you are going to have a hard time getting back on track because your leader is also off track.
The solution? Change of environment. The pink watch started working on its own when it got around other working clocks and watches. The pink watch started working once the blue watch had a battery change. The blue watch is the leader. The influencer. Who is influencing you? Change your environmental influencers. Stop reading your Facebook feed and the news as this is continually feeding your fear. Stop following people who only have negative things to say. There is an option in Facebook to hide someone’s posts for 30 days you can use that feature to hide all of that from getting into your spirit. Stop hanging around people who are only speaking hate. Your environment is influencing your state. God stopped the clock for you because you are heading for a crash.
The minute you change your environment just look at how God will start moving in your life!
Some of you listen to sermons online or a prophetic word here and there but the truth is that peace is very temporary because you haven’t really dedicated your life to Christ. God stopped the clock for you so that you can give your heart to Him. Those who have backslidden He’s stopped the clock so that you can make your relationship right with Him.
You have no idea what is coming next. He’s giving you this time to get right with Him. Are you ready to repent and receive Christ as your Savior?
Here is the prayer for this group…Father God, I acknowledge that I am a sinner and I have fallen short of Your standard. I am asking you now to forgive me. I can never do this on my own and You knew that so you sent your Son Jesus to die on the cross to pay for this penalty of sin which I couldn’t pay. I thank you Jesus for Your sacrifice. I receive it with a heart of gratitude. I know that no matter what happens after today I am now a part of Your Kingdom. I ask You to fill me with your Holy Spirit so that I can stay on track. Give me discernment by the Holy Spirit so that I can know right from wrong. I ask you Holy Spirit to lead and guide me from this day forward. Give me a deep hunger for the things of God. Cause me to fall more and more in love with Jesus everyday. Give me a desire to want to read the bible more, in Jesus name, Amen.
Yes, I got all of this sitting in my car holding the two watches in my hand outside the watch shop.
So, I shared it with a friend of mine and she asked me what time the watches stopped on. Wouldn’t you know it, I didn’t look at the time when the watch stopped and the batteries were already changed so there was no way for me to have that information. Total rookie move!! Sigh (facepalm and shaking my head)
I knew in my heart the scripture references was tied to the time the watch stopped and it would confirm what God was telling me in my spirit as I was sitting in my car. But I didn’t look at it.
As I am praying about them message a few days after that I asked him for the scriptures. I said to Him “I know you gave me the scripture references when the watches stopped but at the time I didn’t get what You were trying to say and I missed it, so if You need me to give them this message I’m going to need some scriptures from You” I already knew the Joshua 10 scriptures based on His statement I Stopped the Clock for You. This one was obvious but the scriptures specifically pointing to the download He gave me as it relates to the blue watch and the pink watch was missing.
So then He reminded me that HE made me take a picture so I could send it to the watch store. Now think about this, if the owner of the store answered the phone I would’ve relayed the information to him about the watches over the phone. But because his recording said, send a text the conversation was moved to text message and I snapped a picture of the watches. Isn’t God awesome?!! Wow! He knew that I wasn’t paying attention to the time so He made me take the picture so I would have it.
Even when you think you missed it God has you covered! Hallelujah!
I’m including the photo of the watches so you can see it. And I am giving you the scripture references in context so you can see it clearly.
50-52 Jesus was quick to comfort them: “Courage! It’s me. Don’t be afraid.” As soon as he climbed into the boat, the wind died down. They were stunned, shaking their heads, wondering what was going on. They didn’t understand what he had done at the supper. None of this had yet penetrated their hearts.
The disciples were going to the other side as Jesus had instructed them. They were well on their way to their destination when wind and waves started crashing around them. Instead of focusing on the Lord, they became afraid. They allowed what was going on around them to mess with their emotional state. They were being powered by fear. The wind and waves was a test to see what they would do when He’s not clearly in view. They should already know that they were going to make it to the other side, because God sent them to other side. Death by drowning was not in the scrolls for them. And it’s not in your scroll either! So stop allowing the external chaos to get you off track.
The solution? Jesus had to get in the boat with them.
Simple prayer….Jesus I need you to get in the boat with me and remind me where I am headed and that I am on assignment for You.
You can’t let fear power you, or hatred. No worries. No anxiety. No depression. Change the battery. Jesus needs to get in the boat and then you can have calm and peace within your soul. YOU are the boat. Who is in your boat?
So now you declare it….This boat is powered by JESUS! Fear, get out! Anxiety, Get out, in Jesus name!
Whatever else is bothering you, tell it to get out. That has no place in your boat.
The Pink Watch Mark 5:37-43
37-40 He permitted no one to go in with him except Peter, James, and John. They entered the leader’s house and pushed their way through the gossips looking for a story and neighbors bringing in casseroles. Jesus was abrupt: “Why all this busybody grief and gossip? This child isn’t dead; she’s sleeping.” Provoked to sarcasm, they told him he didn’t know what he was talking about.
40-43 But when he had sent them all out, he took the child’s father and mother, along with his companions, and entered the child’s room. He clasped the girl’s hand and said, “Talitha koum,” which means, “Little girl, get up.” At that, she was up and walking around! This girl was twelve years of age. They, of course, were all beside themselves with joy. He gave them strict orders that no one was to know what had taken place in that room. Then he said, “Give her something to eat.”
Jesus is going to Jairus’ house to perform the miracle of raising Jairus’ daughter from the dead but before He could do that He had to change His environment. Who was around? Gossips, busybodies, naysayers, sarcastic mockers. A bunch of people acting out of their flesh.
So what does Jesus do? He puts them outside and only moves forward with the parents and His disciples who had faith and were onboard with the plan to perform the miracle. They BELIEVED the Lord could do what He said he could do despite what those around them were saying. But believing was not enough, they had to put the naysayers outside the door. Change the environment. Get into a place where those around you are believing for what you are believing for. They need to be on the same page with you. God can’t move on your behalf until you change who you are hanging around. That’s when things change. Those people outside are operating in the flesh. Jesus don’t want them around when He’s ready to move on your behalf. Get into an environment of other working clocks and then you’ll start to see things move!
Your spirit is telling you that your environment is wrong when you have no peace. It is time for you to close the door to those people. Please don’t miss the end of the scripture. He gave them strict orders that no one was to know what had taken place in that room. In other words, do not share what God is doing in your life with them either!
God stopped the clock for you so you can change your environment so that you are ready for what comes next.
Now I know some of you may be in a situation where you can’t change your environment because it may be in your household and while you are seeing it clearly the people around you are not. Or it may be your workplace environment that just seem to suck you in every time you are there. My advise to you is to put on the Armor of God, everyday. And whenever any conversation starts that you know is heading in that direction you need to walk away and make it a habit to bind that spirit in the name of Jesus when you are around it. You need to vigilant about protecting your spirit and what you allowing to take root in your soul. Send them this post and perhaps it may help them to look at things differently.
God stopped the clock for you because you are important to Him. He loves you and He needs you to get it together. He’s not wanting any of us to get left behind. We need to wake up as a church and realize the clock is not going to stay stopped forever it is going to start rolling and we really need to be where we should be before that happens.
I pray you got something out of this. If you prayed to receive Christ as your Savior let us know in the comments or send us an email at info@Missionariesofprayer.org
P.S. For those of you with the gift or prophecy, since I changed the battery on the blue watch several days ago it was 15 minutes faster (even though it used to keep perfect time before the battery died) and when I looked at it again today it is now 20 minutes faster. What do you think that means? 🙂