Years ago my wife Carolyn and I were in our car on the road singing and just rejoicing in the Lord’s goodness. The spirit of prophecy began to well up inside of us and we started singing and speaking by divine inspiration.

The following is a psalm succeeded by a prophetic utterance which flowed forth to teach us about the flow of the Spirit. It speaks to us of a spiritual rest and leisure that is found only in the Lord.

Here is the Spirit-inspired psalm.


I’m on a vacation
It’s time for some rest and relaxation
Abiding in the Vine
Where peace and rest is mine
It’s vacation time

I’m on a vacation
It’s time for some rest and relaxation
I’m going to a land
That God has made for man
Abiding in the Lord

I’m on a vacation
It’s time for some rest and relaxation
The land that I possess
Is one so full of rest
Abiding in the Lord

Vacation time is all the time
Where spiritual rest is mine
This is God’s plan for every man
To abide in this great land
In the peace and rest of God

Here is the prophetic utterance which followed the above psalm:


“Do all you can to keep yourself in this flow. Cut off every hindrance that would stop you from staying in this flow. Cut off anything that would offend this flow. Work out your salvation in the natural things so that you may remain in the Spirit. Do not let the natural pull you down.

Work to remain in this flow full time so that you can receive My full time benefits. In the work of the kingdom many of My children only receive part time benefits because they’re only in My flow part time. And yet there are others of My children who receive little to no benefits because they are never in the flow.

And yet it is My plan for man to be blessed fully and without measure joy unspeakable and full of glory. Learn to abide in Me and My rest. Labor to enter and stay in that rest, and then you shall surely have My very best.

Do not bear burdens or weights that I’ve not called you to bear. Those of this world and of the lower nature are not for thee. Do not let them attach themselves to your tender spirit. Do not…do not become heavy with care and concern. Do not feed your mind nor your mouth with things not fit for thee. Let your sanctification be in Me. I will bear those burdens not made for thee.” (Prophetic utterance)

What a word of edification!

If you want to live and walk in the supernatural realm where God speaks to you and leads you, you’re going to have to learn to release your cares and concerns to the Lord.

“The beginning of anxiety is the end of faith. The beginning of true faith is the end of anxiety.” (George Mueller)


8 thoughts on “SPIRITUAL LEISURE

  1. Thank you for sharing this Bert. For me and Tom this was a timely word in due season. Our love to you and Carolyn. 😊

    Sent from Dena’s Surface 2

  2. Thank you for this…the last couple paragraphs were strong, spiritual instruction for me! I was thinking lately, about what you were saying–anxiety is so destructive: to bear the Lord’s concerns, His way–what a difference that would be!

  3. Thanks a lot for this topic. May the Lord bless you abundantly. I’ve had to deal with worry and anxieties all my Christian life…so much so that I’ve had to start a process of learning on how not to be anxious. I feel much better after reading this. Please keep writing.

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