I have attempted on several occasions to express the magnitude of the outpouring of the presence of His Spirit during Women of Power 2014. As a student of etymology, I truly wanted to study the word, which described in fullness, what was experienced. I wanted to research its origin and intensely follow the word through centuries of transcribers and apply the word to this present state in my life. The problem I encountered….THERE WAS NO WORD!
The theme Windows of Worship was a “and we know in part” proclamation! When the Lord pronounced the anointing of worship upon the women’s weekend, I as a worshipper was overjoyed, because I knew the Lord would not allow His daughters to experience “some” of Him, should we open our windows. But, He was going to pour unto and into us everything we need in order to experience a no more need, lack or absence of in our lives.
As I looked around the room, I was allowed to witness a glimpse…of what it means to bring ye all the tithes into the store house, so that there may be meat in My house, every person brought their best; the first fruit of their lips, the first fruit of their worship, the first fruit of their gifts of administration, the first fruits of their gifts of song, ministering through the instruments, ministering through the gift of hospitality and there was meat in HIS house, the overflow of HIS presence allowed each of us to dine and to dine in abundance.
As the scripture continues the Lord of Hosts made a statement and it was so obvious this statement was one of the most defining moments throughout the weekend, the Lord said…”Prove Me”…..and there were women and men during the weekend which had experience so much in their lives, present, and past that a “prove me” moment was just what the doctor ordered! With uplifted hands, with tears streaming, with bowed heads, and receptive hearts it was amazing as the Lord proved Himself over and over to each of us over and over to each of us who were present.
Amazingly, we were positioned to move into an atmosphere of no more need or lack, even before we left the venue. The Lord proved Himself, and we are forever thankful. The Word of God said He would open the windows (plural) of heaven and pour us out a blessing (singular) where there would be no more need (Malachi 3:10 ESV)
Many of the Lady Leaders in attendance poured out of their need, they gave of themselves, just as many of you in your respective locations. You’ve given, you’ve sown, you’ve planted, and you have been awaiting your windows to open. The Lord positioned those of us who were present to be an example to you, that God is no respective of persons…if He opened Our Windows, He Can and He Will Open Yours!
I must be real with you, some of the hardships, hurts, wounds, and attacks I wish we wouldn’t have had to bear, but now that the answer has been released as to why we experienced it, all I can say is thank you. Thank you Lord that I didn’t suffocate before the window opened! Thank you Lord that I didn’t die from the fire the enemy tried to kill me with, before someone rescued me from the window! Thank you Lord, I didn’t bleed to death from the cuts of those who tried to break in my window and bruise my heart! Thank you Lord, I am still in the proper state of mind and didn’t die from the toxic substances they were throwing in my window! That’s why I’m stuck right there at the…”THANK YOU”!
No, I still don’t have the ultimate word or phrase, but I do have the ability to know my windows are now open, there’s a screen or hedge of protection not allowing ungodly entrance from anyone or anything. We stand with you today and proclaim, you are a Lady Leader and Your Windows Are Open!
Walk In Power,
Dr. BJ Relefourd
Lady LaKesia Scott- Editorial Proofreader
Women of Power Woman of the Year 2014