He is in the room!

“Do not arouse or awaken love until it so desires.” Song of Songs 2:7b (NIV)

Very early Sunday morning, a few weeks ago, I had a dream, within a dream. In the dream, my wife and I were in bed asleep and someone came into our room. I couldn’t see who it was, but I frantically tried to wake myself up knowing I was asleep. I kicked and screamed but couldn’t wake myself up. My wife who was already awake in prayer sensed something going on and she shook me twice to wake me up. At first, I wasn’t sure who had come into our room. Was he good or evil? Was it a demon or angel? Nevertheless, we sensed a peace in the room! Then I was instantly gripped with the song, “When You Walk into the Room” by Bryan & Katie Torwalt (the words are included at the bottom of this post).

I got out of bed and sat with the Lord. This was a prophetic dream with myself representing so much of the Church. We cannot wake ourselves up in our own strength. We need those who are already awake (the Bride) or the Holy Spirit to wake us up. It is time for the Spirit and the Bride to send out a cry to the Church, wake up, Jesus has come into the room!

Paul shook the sleeping church when he shouted, “Wake up O Sleeper, rise from the dead and Christ will shine on you” (Ephesians 5:14). Jesus won’t shine upon you until you get up!

Isaiah cried out under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, “Awake! Awake! Rise up, O Jerusalem…” (Isaiah 51:17). He goes on and says, “Awake, awake, O Zion, clothe yourself in strength. Put on your garments of splendor…. Shake off the dust, rise up, sit enthroned… Free yourself from the chains on your neck…” (Isaiah 52:1-2).

On one occasion, Jesus sent His Disciples across the lake ahead of Him. Later in the night they found themselves battling a storm in the middle of the lake. It says “during the fourth watch of the night, Jesus went out to them walking on the lake” (Matthew 14:25). The fourth watch is between 3 and 6am, and that is when Jesus came into our room. Just like the Disciples, at first, we didn’t know if it was a “ghost,” that is a demonic presence (v.26). But with the song flowing over my spirit and peace in our room, we knew it was Jesus. He called me to get out of the boat (my bed) and come with Him (v.29). I believe Jesus is in the room today, but so much of the Church are not recognizing Him. He is calling us out of our comfortable “beds!” He is saying

Get used to uncomfortable, for that’s where He will meet us in this day! Faith doesn’t live in the comfortable place, yet the American church has gotten used to being comfortable. God is calling us out of the familiar, from where we have met Him before, to experience Him in this new day!

It is lovesickness that gets the bride out of bed in Song of Songs. But because she delayed, she was forced to go out searching for Him in the dark of the night (5:2-6). The Alabaster jar that Mary broke over Jesus was extravagant, costly, offensive, and misunderstood! But Jesus never rebuked her for her gift of love. Instead He said, “She has done a beautiful thing to Me” (Matthew 26:10). Jesus is desiring lovesick worshipers who will extravagantly seek Him!

Btw, ever since this experience, on most days I have been waking up earlier, with a greater sense of anticipation and expectancy as I meet with Jesus!

Remnant arise, shake the sleeping Church, proclaim that Jesus is in the room. We are responsible for the blessing of being awakened. Instead of judging, criticizing or complaining about those who are still slumber, cry out for the Holy Spirit to awaken those who are asleep in your church. Cry out for lovesick worshipers of Jesus to come together to worship, pray and lay themselves before Him as an extravagant offering. Cry out for prayer and worship gatherings to be transformed with the sense of Jesus’ tangible presence in the room! Declare that everything has changed now that Jesus has come into the room!

Marinate in these words…

When You walk into the room
Everything changes
Darkness starts to tremble
At the light that You bring
And when You walk into the room
Every heart starts burning
And nothing matters more
Than just to sit here at Your feet
And worship You
We worship You (Oh)

We love You
We’ll never stop
We can’t live without You, Jesus
We love You
And we can’t get enough
All this is for You, Jesus

When You walk into the room
Sickness starts to vanish
Every hopeless situation ceases to exist
And when You walk into the room
The dead begin to rise
‘Cause there is resurrection life
In all You do

We love You
We’ll never stop
Can’t live without You, Jesus
We love You
And we can’t get enough
All this is for You, Jesus
Oh Jesus

Come and consume, God
All we are
We give You permission
Our hearts are Yours
We want You
We want You

Come and consume, God
All we are
We give You permission
Our hearts are Yours
We want You
We want You

Come and consume, God
All we are
We give You permission
Our hearts are Yours
We want You
We want You

Come and consume, God
All we are
We give You permission
Our hearts are Yours
We want You
We want You

We love You
We’ll never stop
Can’t live without You, Jesus
We love You
And we can’t get enough
All this is for You, Jesus

Oh how we love You
Oh how we love You

Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: Katie Torwalt / Bryan James Torwalt
When You Walk into the Room lyrics © Capitol Cmg Genesis, Jesus Culture Music