“making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth.”
Waiting on God is an act of war against the enemy.
When we do not yet see the way forward clearly. Do not yet have the answers that direct us. Do not yet see the fruits that we know are being prepared.
The fact that corporately we wait in expectation is already ruining the plans of the enemy. The power of God will only manifest in the corporate body.
The God and our Saviour are at the edge. Timing to perfection. In control.
The contention and resistance we feel and the sense of an anaemic weakness we present are real. We will need to share in the family, be vulnerable and together grow strength.
We have to stop seeing the enemy and religious familiar ceremony as our saviour and our real Saviour and the move of the Holy Spirit as the enemy.
We corporately have to be willing to not in all ways to just pick up old comfortable habits but to have the willingness to allow God to navigate.
There is a deep place of revelation when we choose faith and belief in the Lord and sense the guidance of what He is doing even at the point where we have no other reference points to circumnavigate by.
God is faithful and orderly in His progress but to see His glory will necessitate not shutting down the Spirit.
However overwhelming, by allowing Him into the building and to rest on people tangibly.
His presence will illuminate for good and dispelled fear, doubt and unbelief. We must resist any desire to remain in, or choose to stay in, the valley of death over the mountain top of life.
We may weep for the loss of some comfort in traditions that habitually we are so familiar with and have been throughout our journey.
As flesh and blood we all have needs. Unmet needs of comfort. Comfort in structures we have familiarity with.
Greater is the submission to find our comfort in God alone as portrayed by so many of the Psalmists.
“Let your steadfast love comfort me according to your promise to your servant.”
If the structure, framework and boundaries have issued from His mouth so be it but not if it has evolved from man’s.
“Teach me your way, O Lord, that I may walk in your truth; unite my heart to fear your name.”
Religion is a disease to be healed from if it has become our norm and now it brings dis- ease.
It has come as much from those who walk through the doors as from the traditions, denominations, rulership and historical influences.
We can feel God tilting the world in the natural at it’s poles which are moving by degrees quicker.
Now is the time for us to tilt into Him and become lost in His Love.
If now we cling on to the structure as the last survivors were seen to be doing on the Titanic we will go down with the boat.
If we choose to receive the lifeboat that Jesus and the Holy Spirit open up to us .
The rigidity of religiosity versus the freedom of the Holy Spirit.
The words on the tablets of Moses that came from God versus the golden calf answer from man in Exodus.
The surviving church will show the way forward with Christ Jesus at the centre still Lord of the Dance.
The illustration shows Jesus with the spectrum lightening of the Spirit sparking from His fingers bringing His move of Light and fire into His body.
Three Scriptures that come to mind:
“making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth.”Ephesians 1:9-10 ESV
“Let your steadfast love comfort me according to your promise to your servant.”Psalm 119:76 ESV
“Teach me your way, O Lord, that I may walk in your truth; unite my heart to fear your name.”Psalm 86:11 ESV
The song Age To Age. The Belonging https://youtu.be/FcF3sfe3vyk