"Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling…" (Ephesians 4:3-4 KJV) Throughout the world today, there are currently more than 33,000 Christian denominations and various faith groups who profess Christ and more than 7 billion individuals in existence within humanity. Within such a staggering number is the realization that within the global Body of Christ exists great diversity. Prophetically speaking, there is a heavenly power in this uniqueness which reminds us of the need to become much more aware of the beauty of "differences." Differences exist for a very real and very heavenly reason.
What you're going through right now is getting you ready for what's about to happen to you next! In fact, your next is your now. This is your season to be creative. You will design things that are not from you, but from Him. I see strategies being downloaded from heaven and uploaded to you by God's chosen. People will be placed intentionally into areas of your life to help expedite your now into your next. During this time, the Lord will give you wisdom that will dwell with prudence and the knowledge of witty invention (Prov. 8:12). This is your time to take risks that may seem scary but are mandated by the Lord.
Okay, the Lord keeps bringing this up to me today - There are many people who teach on "the power of your confession" and they can give good Bible verses about it too. But, here is what MUST be understood. The "power" of it is in your agreement with the Holy Spirit of God. God is not giving you the power to become Him. He is not making you a God along beside of Him like a "pal" or a "peer." He is not putting His Authority in you to be as Him except in a way that is under Him. Like Father, like son, yes. But even sons know they are not their father. There is an order, a chain of command, but in the Spirit of the Holy Spirit, there is no weakness or breakdown. The Spirit holds its or His own position. You can see all this even in Jesus.
Do you know that God brought you into the world for this specific time? People of the past were given a period of time to live and fulfill their purpose on the Earth. Many of them did great things and we can admire and be grateful for them, but their season is over. We are now living in our era. This time is a special moment that God picked—specifically for us to walk the Earth and fulfill our calling. The question is: What are you going to do with your time? Some people are walking around feeling like they have no purpose or destiny, when we've been chosen for such a time as this!
I was reminded by someone this week that some people aren't bad people they just made bad choices. I guess I rush to judgment too often. I recently made a bad choice and have seen the need for God's loving grace. I would think that I would be condemned like I have condemned others; instead I have been given grace and love. We must realize when we feel like condemning and judging others that that could be us. We are all capable of making bad choices. I never was that judgmental till a person whose life revolved around illegal drugs tried to ruin my life and did some very bad things to me. I also was the victim of adultery.
Do you ever experience coincidences that stop you in your tracks? The pastor on the podcast explained the text would be from Deuteronomy. I turned it up and pulled directly behind a car with a tag that read "DEUT28." A minute later the pastor said, "We'll be looking at chapter 28 today." He had my attention. I'm not going to rehash the whole sermon, but I do want to share the core of the message that followed as I drove home and has stuck in my mind to this day. We have lived a long time with the idea of blessings and curses. There is an unspoken economy in our souls: do right and be blessed, do wrong and be cursed. Moses went into great detail in the Torah to explain the system of blessings and curses.
"Those who sow their tears as seeds will reap a harvest with joyful shouts of glee. They may weep as they go out carrying their seeds to sow, but they will return with joyful laughter and shouting with gladness as they bring back armloads of blessings and a harvest overflowing." Psalm 126:5-6 (The Passion Translation) The Lord brought this Scripture before me this week and I have been sitting on it and seeking the Lord's heart. As I sat with the Lord, I heard Him say: "There have been MANY tears sown as seeds in this season. There have been MANY tears that have been cried and I have collected each one.
Last night we had a heavy thunderstorm with a lot of lightening. I asked the Lord why this was necessary. He brought me to Exodus 9:23. The Lord brought thunder, hail and lightening flashing to the ground to destroy his enemies. Moses simply obeyed His word by stretching a rod toward heaven. Once again it is time to stretch forth your rod. Jesus is about to do amazing wonders among us to show Himself strong over Egypt. Pharaoh's regime is coming down. In the book of Exodus, the Lord appeared to Moses in a burning bush and asked him to go to Pharaoh with a word from the Lord.
What is strange fire? It is a sacrifice offered up to God with wrong motives and/or with hearts not right towards one another. Remember Ananias and Sapphira! (Acts 5:1-11) God will not receive! Once I had a dream I was in a large room with a high ceiling and it was very noisy even though I was the only one in this room. There were masquerade masks floating around in the ceiling and at my feet were these little twisters. The Lord showed me these were spirits of hypocrisy and undercurrents of backbiting and gossip.
This inspired form of intercession is the urge to pray, given by the Holy Spirit, for a situation or circumstance about which you may have little natural knowledge. But you are praying the prayer request that is on the heart of God. As much as any time in history, it is time for believers in Jesus to take up the call to pray what is in the heart of God to be enacted for this generation! He nudges you to pray so that He can intervene. The Holy Spirit Himself directs you to pray in a divine manner to bring forth His will on earth as it already is in heaven.