How very important to understand that we move from glory to glory in Him. Right now, as much as we’ve experienced, or seen, or know of Him is nothing compared with who He really is. We press on to the goal of the high calling of Jesus Christ, not laying hold of earthly things but moving in oneness in Him to lay hold of that for which we are called, bearing patiently in the fellowship of suffering for Him that we may know Him, for He is our great reward. When we give up, turn our eyes to Him, then He pours out.
Prayer: Oh, Jesus Christ, who came and offered yourself so that we might be restored unto You, how much more should we offer our lives to Thee so that all may know You.
What you have accomplished through our oneness was with just the glimpse of My shadow, how much more when I bring you into My presence. The truths you’ve shared, oh My dear one, My precious tender reed, what I will accomplish through you when I saturate you with Myself. How I will spill over out of the abundance I pour into you. From a place of fullness in Me will you pour out. You will not have to ask, “What should I say?” for will there even be enough of time left to speak of all of My truths and love fully those who look to Me, even as Israel looked to the rod of the cursed snake on the pole to deliver them, so too will they look to Me for what I pour out of you upon them. How I desire to make them whole.
I’ve had to bring you to a place that seemed grievous to you, where you put not trust in man’s opinion. I had need of you here for a time so that you could go past the mindsets and boundaries of man’s expectations and be unmoved by him to enter into Me and pour out upon the hungry and thirsty, the weak and vile, to bring them to know Me – who washes them clean and makes them pure, breathes life into them so that they are made brand new. I make them whole, I mend and repair, and redeem to a place of experiencing My fullness, the reason they were created. Yes, My treasure, I have had need for you to dwell in this place for a season to refine your heart to not complain, to not fear humiliations, to be okay being abased, and even in your imperfect efforts you have begun to look through eyes of love at hearts and not actions. See more this way, see more in My perspective.
How green I make you, how fruitful the works of your hands. You will not need to ask , “How will we make money?” for will not I provide for you supernaturally. How much truth in the saying, “God funds the works that He supports.” I fund you, and yet this is not even your biggest concern. My love, I see the inner parts. Yes, you will be loved, your satisfaction will come from partaking of Me. I will fully fill your hungering soul and quench your thirst. The things of man will grow strangely dim, for I will satisfy your soul with Me. No longer wrestling in lust or a desire for promotion, for you will be content to be the least of these for you know that this is where I dwell.
You will count it joy to be counted among the company of the unnamed and forgotten, among those who have no influence and authority by man’s standards. Yes, I bring back that day I spoke to you and asked, “Would you rather have man’s positions of importance and authority or the authority I give over works of the enemy, to raise the dead, heal the sick, mend the broken, and raise up those who are cast down, to cut bars of iron asunder and release the prisoners?” My love, I know your answer. You would be the least of these to share My heart with those the earth’s wisdom calls “lowly” that they may know Me, that they may attain Me, that all may know Me. My love I pour out upon you. I will make the connections that need to be orchestrated to bring you into fellowship with those I have called to this place (Matthew 20:16), this place of honor in My sight to show the world My love, My power, My ways .
“The last will be first, and the first will be last.” Matthew 20:16
Thank you for not being caught up in classifications of movements and titles and formulas, but in letting Me move as I will. Man’s classifies to put Me in a box, but I desire not to be the God of a move at a certain time and place, but just God. I am beyond these moves throughout history and even recent times, each was just one area of My glory. Even as the sun shines through the clouds and shows forth its beams of light, this is how My moves are seen and then classified by man. My love, I desire to radiate the earth. Each beam is a gathering together of My glory, but I Am still light in every place. Remove the clouds and my light shines in perfect brilliance.
I am filling you, My love. I move where you cannot see, I am transforming you into My image, removing the crust and cleaning the old places. Will you not wake up from My overwhelming presence and see that you are different, your responses are new and come from My heart, the dusty places are swept clean and filled with My glory/presence. Your steps are lighter and higher, even your touch is gentler, for you have been with Me. Your voice is soft to speak My words, the harsh tone is removed, for did you not learn this tone from the batterings. I heal completely. No disease can take residence in you, for My blood flows through your veins.
I breathe My breath into you, now breathe forth life. Even your appearance is changed, I beautify your countenance for My glory, yes, for My glory. Do I not desire to do this with all of My beloveds. How light the works of your hands and fingers, for I soften the hard dry clods, I water the dry dusty earth of your soul and make you lush and green. How you have taken particular notice of the rain this year, for this is what I’m doing in you. You’ve longed for it, sought it, reveled in it, and now it is here.
II Corinthians 3:1-18
“Are we beginning to commend ourselves again? Or do we need, as some do, letters of recommendation to you, or from you? You yourselves are our letter of recommendation, written on our hearts, to be known and read by all. And you show that you are a letter from Christ delivered by us, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts. Such is the confidence that we have through Christ toward God. Not that we are sufficient in ourselves to claim anything as coming from us, but our sufficiency is from God, who has made us sufficient to be ministers of a new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit. For the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. Now if the ministry of death, carved in letters on stone, came with such glory that the Israelites could not gaze at Moses’ face because of its glory, which was being brought to an end, will not the ministry of the Spirit have even more glory? For if there was glory in the ministry of condemnation, the ministry of righteousness must far exceed it in glory. Indeed, in this case, what once had glory has come to have no glory at all, because of the glory that surpasses it. For if what was being brought to an end came with glory, much more will what is permanent have glory. Since we have such a hope, we are very bold, not like Moses, who would put a veil over his face so that the Israelites might not gaze at the outcome of what was being brought to an end. But their minds were hardened. For to this day, when they read the old covenant, that same veil remains unlifted, because only through Christ is it taken away. Yes, to this day whenever Moses is read a veil lies over their hearts. But when one turns to the Lord, the veil is removed. Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.”
I Timothy 6:6-19
“But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. Those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs. But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness. Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses. In the sight of God, who gives life to everything, and of Christ Jesus, who while testifying before Pontius Pilate made the good confession, I charge you to keep this command without spot or blame until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ, which God will bring about in his own time – God, the blessed and only Ruler, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone is immortal and who lives in unapproachable light, whom no one has seen or can see. To him be honor and might forever. Amen. Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life.”
“Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith – that I may know him and the power of his resurrection, and may share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, that by any means possible I may attain the resurrection from the dead. Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Let those of us who are mature think this way, and if in anything you think otherwise, God will reveal that also to you. Only let us hold true to what we have attained.”
Worship Song: You Have Captivated My Heart – By Eric Gilmour