I am so moved by the increased presence of God since Sept. and it seems to continue to grow. I realize that God is the same; yesterday, today and forever, but that all else is required to change. Every year I look back and see “change” and I look forward and hear the word “change”. As I was sitting with a friend of mine from Egypt praying recently I felt and saw, rather than heard, the word change. It was as if God stood and declared and demanded this word at the same moment. It was as if Father was saying, “it is NOW – CHANGE”! If I was to write it in relation to what I am now writing it would look like this or larger;
It was loud and shook me up a bit to see it before me and feel the intensity of His voice. He was not asking for change He was declaring it. As I sat in bewilderment and Awe the word seemed to just hang there in the air. It seemed to gain power the longer I looked –Then as I listened for more came a list from within this one word;
- Stop making excuses for not being all I have called you to be and disobeying My commands and dictates!
- Traditions of man must be cast aside, obedience to MY voice and word must take precedence.
- Stop compromising.
- Stop being satisfied displaying one of my attributes when I called you to display Jesus in a fullness!.
- Stop saying, “We can’t do that, it is against my denominational or doctrinal beliefs” though it is in the Word.
- Stop saying, I can’t, I don’t know how, I am not sure what I heard is God” when you just prayed and asked ME what to do”.
- The ship you are on is not a cruise liner and comfort is not a part of the conditions of deployment!
Judgment and justice are in God’s hand and without them we have no way to understand the greatness of His grace and mercy. We do not define “fair”. The coming days will reveal again Father’s will for the Body of Christ and reveal that ALL must choose! CHANGE; Judgment begins at God’s house and with leaders first. The coming tribulation will be about reformation of the Church and judgment on our compromise and excuses for not living as Children, like Jesus – for not being willing to change and go back to the basics of the New Testament commands and live them. So many have made “God’s Love” into something without power, a soft way. God’s love is NOT soft, it is the naturally supernatural presence and power of God displayed in and through us by Holy Spirit to those lost and hurting and always includes both the gifts and the fruits of the Spirit to “save”.
The world will prosper in many ways while wars and persecutions of the righteous will rise. The world will embrace all that God stands against. Deception and perversion will seemingly increase in power.
Even as I am trying to write what I heard Father say to me, I see and hear this word bouncing around my room; CHANGE, CHANGE, CHANGE!
WE MUST STOP BEING REBELLIOUS, STUBBORN PEOPLE. STOP HOLDING ON TO OUR TRADITIONS AND SEE THE TRUTH.
“Cast down your imaginations and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God” and the truth of the Word. Surrender and turn! A paradigm shift is not coming, it is upon us! Preaching to the church will not change the church. Edifying and equipping the body will deploy the presence of Jesus to the world, where they can preach, teach and display His presence to those without hope.
The Gospel is not a game. It is not about fun. It is not about conversions. It is not about “baptizing” 3-30 people a year. It is about reaching EVERY soul with the message of Jesus, with His presence, power and Love and equipping those who receive the truth to be like Jesus. Discipleship has very little to do with knowledge and much to do with relationship and character and purpose.
(Ezekiel 12:24-28 NKJV)
24 For no more shall there be any false vision or flattering divination within the house of Israel. 25 For I am the Lord. I speak, and the word which I speak will come to pass; it will no more be postponed; for in your days, O rebellious house, I will say the word and perform it,” says the Lord God. ’”
26 Again the word of the Lord came to me, saying, 27 “Son of man, look, the house of Israel is saying, ‘The vision that he sees is for many days from now, and he prophesies of times far off. ’ 28 Therefore say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord God: “None of My words will be postponed any more, but the word which I speak will be done,” says the Lord God. ’”
What we do and speak in this time must be the “voice of the Lord” carry His presence and power, and must be founded in the principles of the Word. We must stop shunning His voice that at times just is… We must judge our traditions and compromises and then put them under His commands or do away with them if they keep us from obedience to His commission to “Go and Be”.
The most edifying and encouraging word will be the one that brings us into the right place with God – not the one that sounds nice. God’s love that never fails is “the Truth spoken by and in Love” that set us free from sin and death and leads us to the place of “right standing” with Him; that the world may know The Father and Jesus!