Amy Sutherland is currently based in Atlanta, GA and is the founder of Ablaze Global Productions. A production company formed from her dual call to minister to the church and the unreached around the globe. Investing years in ministry and the entertainment industry she has had the opportunity to develop her giftings in a unique way for such as time as this. From award winning actress and producer to speaking and ministering prophetically worldwide she desires to awaken and make ready a fiery Bride for her King. Amy is a graduate of Marilyn Hickey Bible College and Harvest Missions School – Iris Ministries Africa. Amy, like a “Samuel”, has always remembered knowing the voice of Lord. From this place of responsibility, Amy’s deepest desire is to make His truths be made known; connecting a people back to their Creator – knowing Him as lover, Savior and friend. Website: ablazeglobalproductions.com
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Preparing For Battle – Intimacy Our Great Weapon – A Word by Amy Sutherland
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Spiritual Warfare 101 ~ Intimacy
The Church and the Bride has been a message the Lord has been cultivating in my heart since my early twenties, though more recently in the last two years there has been a clear directive from Him to focus my attention here, and as a result He has been speaking to me in greater detail regarding. In February of 2020 I released a word that the Lord was preparing us ‘for the hour of power’. In August of 2020 through a vision of the Bride becoming unattached from Jesus’ heart, the Holy Spirit gave me His revelation regarding the Global Church. “We no longer look like the Church birthed in Acts baptized in fire, we have become a weak church because she has lost her power. She lost her power because she unfastened herself from her first love’s heart. Unfastened from God’s heart she lacks understanding and her beloved identity. She does not understand the weapons of warfare. Intimacy is the gateway that will bring understanding to the meaning and capability of each piece of armor. The power of God is deposited in those who have heart postures rooted in purity. From purity to power – the pure in heart see God (Matthew 5:8). We are empowered through our union with Him (Ephesians 6:10). We cannot be in union with someone we do not fellowship with. Union is a connection formed in the secret place. Power is activated in the knowing: to know Him is to have intimacy and to have intimacy is to know Him – “I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine” Song of Solomon 6:3. In the knowing you receive His power.”
Many “know” and are familiar with Psalm 91 as a prayer of protection. Psalm 91:1 “He who DWELLS in the secret place of the Most High shall REMAIN STABLE and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty [Whose power no foe can withstand].” You may “know” the scripture, but do you know the Most High? Your stability will come through abiding in the secret place and knowing Him.
In August of 2020 I heard in the Spirit, “The Lord is looking for His covenant keepers”. Our natural key’s will not unlock the door to the secret place, but rather this key is seen with the spiritual eye, and it looks like a covenant ring and it is named the key of intimacy. In the Hebrew, the word for dwells is yashab, Strong’s 3427; to sit, remain, dwell.
Additional words used in the definition are married and marrying. The secret place of protection is a place for those who are married to the presence of God. Many find themselves teetering from a stance of love and believing the promises of God back to fear struggling to ward off the lies of the enemy, they are unstable. But as we read above, our stability comes from dwelling. The wise warrior will choose the empowerment of union. Paul wrote of this union and of its importance one verse prior to the instruction of wearing the full armor, and it is a small but most vital key in battle that is often overlooked. “In conclusion, be strong in the Lord [be empowered through your union with Him]; draw your strength from Him [that strength which His boundless might provides].” Ephesians 6:10. After union with the Lord is addressed, then Paul writes regarding the full armor. “Put on God’s whole armor [the armor of a heavy-armed soldier which God supplies], that you may be able successfully to stand up against [all] the strategies and the deceits of the devil. For we are not wrestling with flesh and blood [contending only with physical opponents], but against the despotisms, against the powers, against [the master spirits who are] the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spirit forces of wickedness in the heavenly (supernatural) sphere.” Ephesians 6:11,12.
The secret place will be the shelter where intimacy’s key unlocks mysteries, promises and dreams that position you to ‘conceive and carry out unique developments’ and blueprints for the next outpouring, the new wine. (Excerpt from prophetic word, “Wait Now, I’m Coming”)
On November 3, 2020 at 1:32 a.m. I heard in the Spirit, “The global Church will be reformed through intimacy”. Reformed defined by Webster’s Dictionary 1828 : corrected; amended; restored to a good state; as a reformed profligate; the reformed church, formed anew, as a reformed profligate. Profligate defined, an abandoned man; a wretch who has lost all regard to good principles, virtue or decency. I believe the Lord is saying, through intimacy identity is restored and we will be formed anew, reestablished in virtue. We will abandon ‘abandonment’, as we are healed from the orphan spirit and take on our identity as mature sons and daughters, reformed through the rebirth of our salvation. The date I heard “The global Church will be reformed through intimacy,” was 11.3.20. If we read the numbers Hebraically from right to left we have 2.3.11 and the Lord highlighted 2 Peter 3:11 regarding which reads, “Since all these things are on the verge of being dismantled, don’t you see how vital it is to live a holy life? We must be consumed with godliness”. In context, the Scripture prior is referencing the coming Day of the Lord taking everyone by surprise. The Lord is returning for a pure and spotless Bride, a Bride who has made herself ready, and there is an urgency in the Spirit petitioning to live holy and consecrated lives through the restoration of intimacy.
Maturity Sustains Intimacy
As I have sat with the Holy Spirit’s words, “intimacy our great weapon”, and yielded to their life in me for months, I believe the Lord gave me a vital piece to releasing this word while attending a glory meeting on Pentecost Sunday, May 23, 2021. While completely engaged in worship I saw a vision of a bee hive flowing over with honey and bees surrounding. I saw this vision more than once, but it only became visible with my neck and head extending far backward with my face parallel to the ceiling – then I could perceive the honey flowing as if over my face. Soon after I saw a vision of a ripe or ‘mature’ yellow banana that was half peeled ready to be eaten. “His left hand cradles my head while his right hand holds me close. I am at rest in this love”. Song of Solomon 2:6
After the service I had an opportunity to share with the minister my two visions and part of the interpretation the Lord had given me. Yellow bananas are refered to as mature fruit when they are ripe and ready to eat, and one of the key ways the fruit is effective in the human body is through regulating blood sugar. The Lord was showing me that the hive was a sweet place in the secret place but the message of intimacy must be sustained with mature fruit. In the same way, the Lord is maturing His Bride and as she remains in Him, the mature fruit she bears will regulate and balance the message of intimacy.
While I was describing what I saw, I spoke out that the first vision was honeycomb to the minister, although what I saw a hive. Later I asked the Lord why I did that, knowing the difference between the hive and honeycomb and He said it was because I was perceiving the intimate structure. The honeycomb is found within the hive and serves as its internal structure; it houses the honeybee, the comb forms cells for larvae, and also contains beeswax, pollen, and honey. Beekeepers will remove the entire honeycomb when they harvest honey. Symbolically, I believe intimacy cultivated in the secret place will be a carried message in this divine hour to cross-pollinate, fertilizing fruit and seeds that will develop and mature into an end time breed of Jesus lovers who comb the earth, as intimacy will be a key factor acting as ‘fertilizer’ for the end time harvest. The two visions work in tandem together as one, and is symbolic of the end time Bride becoming the dwellers, or ‘married ones’ as the two become one, thereby demonstrating Oneness with the Bridegroom King.
“How satisfying to me, my equal, my bride. Your love is my finest wine—intoxicating and thrilling. And your sweet, perfumed praises—so exotic, so pleasing. Your loving words are like the honeycomb to me; your tongue releases milk and honey, for I find the promised land flowing within you. The fragrance of your worshiping love surrounds you with scented robes of white. My darling bride, my private paradise, fastened to my heart. A secret spring that no one else can have are you— my bubbling fountain hidden from public view. What a perfect partner to me now that I have you. Your inward life is now sprouting, bringing forth fruit. What a beautiful paradise unfolds within you. When I’m near you, I smell aromas of the finest spice, for many clusters of my exquisite fruit now grow within your inner garden.” Song of Solomon 4:10-14
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