Seasons of a Servant is a collection of visits with the Lord for the past 18 years as we have traveled with Christ's Kingdom Ministries. Christ's Kingdom Ministries ministers to pastors across denominational lines sharing the love of Jesus and encouragement with them.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

The Enduring Journey: Vision/Preparation/Obedience

I will extol You, my God, O King; and I will bless Your name forever and ever. -Psalm 145:1

(Karen speaking)
During these past months we have both experienced visions from the Lord preparing us for this new step of faith and trust. Below is a vision give to Charley for what Father has planned for us.

The Vision

July 24, 1999 (Karen speaking)
A couple of weeks ago Charley saw the motor home pull up in front of the house pulling a vehicle, which appeared to be something like a 4 door Ford Explorer. And then tonight he again saw the motor home pull up in front of the house and man and woman came to the door and as he opened it, they asked, “Are you Charles Tackett?” As he welcomed them into the house, they began sharing what Father had told them to do. They were to bring the motor home and car to us to be used in ministry: The ministry of loving and encouraging pastors, teaching and preaching God’s Word. As Father was showing all of this He encouraged Charley to begin praying blessings over this couple immediately for their obedience and dedication to Father’s ministry. Father was visiting with Charley a few days ago at Intercession. As He spoke with him, Father was encouraging him that even though it had been a difficult week in many aspects that all was well and He was pleased. He was pleased because even in the midst of adversity, Charley was striving to find the things that Father was trying to teach him through the adversity. He felt he should have had more questions to ask but there was nothing within him but peace. What a joy to experience such awesome peace! I have also seen visions of the motor home coming in much the same way. I did not recognize the people who brought it but knew they were giving it to us for ministry. We shared with each other what the Lord had shown us tonight and it confirmed in our hearts what Father is doing. We are so excited and expectant of what is coming. We praise and thank the Lord for how He will bring about His plans.


His name shall endure forever, His name shall continue as long as the sun. And men shall be blessed in Him; all nations shall call Him blessed. -Psalm 72:17

(Karen speaking)
We continue to make preparations for the first ministry trip. The plans are coming together as Father gives direction. It is a joy to walk each day in Father’s love and in His Spirit. Lord, we thank You for giving us encouragement and confirmation of what we are doing. Father has given the business card design, the brochure design and I know He will give the newsletter design.

August 5, 1999 (Charley & Father dialogue in prayer)
Charley, Yes, Lord, it is time for you to make the final preparations. I want you to take a look at the list and begin to prepare your route. As you begin your preparation just listen to Me and I will help you every step of the way. Get ready to go. The time is soon, very soon. Lord that is the same thing You told Karen last Sunday. Yes and I am telling you. You have done well to spend time in My Word and before Me in prayer. You must keep doing that. But it is time to make final preparations. Lord, Yes Charley, what about the name for the ministry and the cards Karen has been working on? Karen has done very well. She was listening very closely to Me as she designed that. Just tell her to continue her work on the cards and keep listening to Me. I will help her. Thank You Lord.


For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so also by one Man’s obedience many will be made righteous. -Romans 5:19

casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, -2 Corinthians 10.5

(Karen speaking)
Each day is exciting as we seek Father for the plans and purposes that He has for us. We desire to be totally and completely obedient so we must listen closely to what Father tells us. We do not want to miss any of His words of wisdom and direction.

August 18, 1999 (Father speaking to Charley)
You have done well in what you have been doing the last few days in loving and encouraging people. You did well in hearing My voice about the pastor. I will tell you when it is time to talk to him. I will give you words to speak to him. The transition time will be smooth.
(Karen speaking) It is so important to have a blessing from a church when you leave so this is what we desire as we leave according to Father’s direction.
(Father speaking) All of this because you dare to believe and have been found faithful! September 14 is the day you will leave your current church. I love you My son.

August 21, 1999 (Father speaking)
Good morning, Charley. You and Karen are doing well in following the path that I have set for you. But you must stay in My Word and before Me in prayer and be careful not to stray away from My path. You must complete your work where you are before you advance to the next path that I have for you. I will take care of all your needs. I love you. Just stay on the path and do not waver.

August 21 (Father & Karen in dialogue through prayer)
You are doing what I have told you. Continue to be diligent in being ready. Keep reading the Word and keep studying. Stay in My presence so you are available to Me as I bring others to you. Your faith and your trust are a sweet aroma to Me. I love you. Continue to allow My Spirit to teach you. Lord did I do all you wanted me to do with my friend? Oh, Yes, just keep loving and encouraging her. Lord, forgive me when the doubts come. You are doing well because you are not receiving the enemies’ darts of doubt. Keep trusting, keep believing-you are on your way. You are already fulfilling the call and the anointing. Look at those whose lives you are touching and those you do not even realize. It’s happening! Stay with Me!

(Karen speaking)
Can there be any doubt what a personal relationship with Jesus will do in your life as you spend time on your face in prayer before His throne. Let these words be an encouragement for you to spend time each day talking to your Lord and listening to His direction and wisdom. He has so much encouragement for you in His Word and through the communication of prayer.

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