I’m guessing many of you are like me. You love God and have served Him for years. But you know there is more to this walk of faith than we’ve been able to tap into. Like me, you want more!
This morning in my time with the Lord He gave me clarity in a message for all His people. I journaled what I heard Him speaking. Here is part of that message to all of us.
“You are my son. I’m asking you to mature so I can make you my king. I need you and others to mature into beings of light that can reflect my image and rule and reign in the earth realm. It must be brought under My Kingdom authority before I can return and reclaim what is mine. You must conquer with love and peace. I will thrust in my sickle to reap at the right time.”
The age of Christianity being just a “ticket to heaven” is passing away. God is breaking off the old and pouring out His last wine (the best wine) into this new season (new wineskin). He’s looking for those who hunger and thirst for His righteousness and the fullness of His presence; those seeking His Kingdom first above all else. “…Seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. (Mat 6:33 NIV). He is searching for mature sons that “attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ” (Eph 4:13 NASB). These are the ones He can make kings and priests over His Kingdom. He’s looking for “…A CHOSEN RACE, A royal PRIESTHOOD, A HOLY NATION, A PEOPLE FOR God’s OWN POSSESSION, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; (1Pe 2:9 NASB).
We have to do our part. What is that? What is the work of God that we are to do? “Then they asked him, “What must we do to do the works God requires?” Jesus answered, “The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.”” (John 6:28-29 NIV). It is profoundly simple and yet, profoundly difficult at the same time. ALL we are expected to do is believe in Jesus. That being said, we have for the most part limited that belief to a “ticket to heaven.” But it is soooo much more! Jesus came as a first fruit to show us that a time was coming when He would tabernacle within us! That His fullness and power would one day be released in us, but first we must be willing to lay everything else down at the feet of Jesus. When we lay down ourselves (becoming a mature priest/mediator/reconciler), loving and putting others before ourselves and humbly taking our place in the body Christ, then He will fill us with full kingly power and authority to represent Him as His Kingdom government on Earth and signs, wonders and miracles will follow His people wherever they go.
I believe all of Heaven and Earth is yearning for us to get our act together and understand the maturing process is a laying down process, so He can take it up. Pride is the biggest killer of God’s children becoming fully mature sons, kings and priests. Unfortunately, only a few will reach this point of maturity and fullness of life, “For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it.” (Mat 7:14 NASB). That is why I believe the internet is a great place to search out for those who are willing to move together AS ONE body in the Spirit and on Earth to “Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.” (Rom 12:10 ESV).
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