BREAKOUT POSITIVE THOUGHTS. 414. ( Less is Greater, Greater is less .

“For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. And I was with you in weakness and in fear and much trembling,”

We are in a new place of focus.

To liberate Jesus to do what He wants instead of how we want. To focus on sacrifice and denial. The place of Gethsemane. “Not My will but Yours”.

‘Take my life and let it be consecrated Lord to thee.’

We have loved to praise and stand with our arms raised high in worship. There is a sense now where we feel God’s hand on our back pushing us lower.

Lower even than our knees. To press our face to the ground and still desire to get lower.

The lower He finds His church the heavier He will visit us .

Our adoration is in submission and yielded.

We have to die with Him before we can rise with Him.

God’s glory came first to Solomon’s temple when it was filled with noise and second when it was filled with prayer and the people had their faces on the ground.

We have developed a shyness, fear shame guilt about exhibiting our desire for pleasure in the Lord. We have wrongly equated pleasure and joy as being the enemies domain in the world of disorder.

Jesus is our greatest pleasure and we must reclaim our desire for our pleasure to be through Christ and it not be deemed an interruption, inconvenience or embarrassment. We must reconnect with that aspect of liberating The Holy Spirit.

If we want revival we must desire more than any other pleasure to see Jesus. Be prepared to die with Him to our own pride and control. Be prepared to go low.

Revive that which has been evident in Scripture. There are numerous occasions where being in the Spirit and Glory are synonymous with falling and being flat on the face.

“ And Joshua fell on his face to the earth and worshiped and said to him, “What does my Lord say to his servant?”

“Then Moses and Aaron went from the presence of the assembly to the entrance of the tent of meeting and fell on their faces. And the glory of the Lord appeared to them,”

“Such was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord. And when I saw it, I fell on my face, and I heard the voice of one speaking.”

“And David lifted his eyes and saw the angel of the Lord standing between earth and heaven, and in his hand a drawn sword stretched out over Jerusalem. Then David and the elders, clothed in sackcloth, fell upon their faces.”

“When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. But he laid his right hand on me, saying, “Fear not, I am the first and the last”

We must allow Jesus to express Himself through us. From His divine space. Allow ourselves to be carried by the Holy Spirit.

“For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.”

‭‭ God dwells within us.

We are here as temporary sojourners in this world. It is not where we are settled inhabitants but we have purpose to fulfil.

‭‭Our sense for order can kill life in us if we repress the fullness of Christ inside ourselves.

Pentecost’s manifestations surprised everyone!

The Lord says He is fully ours. His desire is to fully pervade and occupy us. To burst out of us not as a sprinkle or a trickle but as a river.

Jesus did not purchase us for visiting rights only but to process us and occupy us. We belong to Him and The Father. They created us.

We must cast away any straight jacket the enemy has confined or constrained us by. Set Jesus free to have His way and overcome the world.

The enemy would want us on the shore only of revival, with at most only a toe dipped in the water of glory.

Jesus immerses and baptises us fully.

The desire is to overwhelm us so that we can co-partner and overcome the world together.

The illustration shows facedown bathed in the Spirit in Light. Surrendered, totally immersed in Christ. Light pushing back the darkness.

Eight Scriptures that come to mind:

“For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. And I was with you in weakness and in fear and much trembling,”‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭2:2-3‬ ‭ESV‬‬

“and it was the duty of the trumpeters and singers to make themselves heard in unison in praise and thanksgiving to the Lord), and when the song was raised, with trumpets and cymbals and other musical instruments, in praise to the Lord, “For he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever,” the house, the house of the Lord, was filled with a cloud,”‭‭2 Chronicles‬ ‭5:13‬ ‭ESV‬‬

“As soon as Solomon finished his prayer, fire came down from heaven and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices, and the glory of the Lord filled the temple. And the priests could not enter the house of the Lord, because the glory of the Lord filled the Lord’s house. When all the people of Israel saw the fire come down and the glory of the Lord on the temple, they bowed down with their faces to the ground on the pavement and worshiped and gave thanks to the Lord, saying, “For he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever.””‭‭2 Chronicles‬ ‭7:1-3‬ ‭ESV‬‬

“And he said, “No; but I am the commander of the army of the Lord. Now I have come.” And Joshua fell on his face to the earth and worshiped and said to him, “What does my Lord say to his servant?””‭‭Joshua‬ ‭5:14‬ ‭ESV‬‬

“Then Moses and Aaron went from the presence of the assembly to the entrance of the tent of meeting and fell on their faces. And the glory of the Lord appeared to them,”‭‭Numbers‬ ‭20:6‬ ‭ESV‬‬

“Like the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud on the day of rain, so was the appearance of the brightness all around. Such was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord. And when I saw it, I fell on my face, and I heard the voice of one speaking.”‭‭Ezekiel‬ ‭1:28‬ ‭ESV‬

“And David lifted his eyes and saw the angel of the Lord standing between earth and heaven, and in his hand a drawn sword stretched out over Jerusalem. Then David and the elders, clothed in sackcloth, fell upon their faces.”‭‭1 Chronicles‬ ‭21:16‬ ‭ESV‬‬

“When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. But he laid his right hand on me, saying, “Fear not, I am the first and the last,”‭‭Revelation‬ ‭1:17‬ ‭ESV‬‬

“For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.”‭‭2 Peter‬ ‭1:21‬ ‭ESV‬‬

The song Not My Will Kim Walker Smith
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