“Your kingdom come, Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven.”
The new where the gear goes up. No longer the time to be in low gear pottering along familiar safe and comfortable. The new gear to steward the Lord is in questions of:
Where do I go? How do I spend my time ? Where and what do I sacrifice? What must I give? What do you not want? What do I no longer partner with?
If we are not going to act upon what we hear God saying we are not being obedient.
Scripturally we see time and again how favour is lost by partnering with that which the Lord is not framing in the now.
We are judged for disobedience. It is worse for those who have heard and who have still turned away than those in ignorance. God judges us according to our revelation.
Our plea is for God to burn up what is within us that is old wine. Stop us from sowing into old wine skins and direct us to the new wine skins being prepared now.
Heaven is a place of wild order not controlled restrictions. In Jesus’ life He was always telling people to ‘‘move, go, rise, take, go tell.’’
There is movement within a place of rest that changes the dynamics and where God, like the rudder on a ship, can guide and steer from, when He cannot if it is static.
When static we are always waiting for something instead of being creative and participatory.
God has given us permission to bring His creative essence into being and bring it forth. After being created He gave us authority and we were sent and we have therefore been released.
The release is not the way we enter the promised land. The responsibility shifts to having faith and walking in the fullness of our intention.
The progression requires being in the middle of two places and progressing there.
There is a challenge to hold onto the words, the vision, the instruction in this middle ground and not being tempted to loose hope while we cycle round in time.
It is a time to concentrate on what God has said and not on how it seems to be working out. Therefore to hold on and not give up.
We have to choose to reactivate the original word and not become captive to the challenge. There is a risk of failure that has to be embraced and won over.
The wilderness was meant to be a place of transition not to be resident in long term. Being intentional and active breaks the cyclic resistance.
God has given us the promised land and to be planted in the wrong place will not be where we flourish therefore to be uprooted, if necessary, and replanted will promote the explosive growth and flourishing.
Also scripture shows us that we have to consecrate ourselves to be ready for entering the promised land.
Joshua had everyone circumcised, cleansed, made ready and to all go together as a body when they had been prepared.
We feel as if we have been in this middle ground.
If we have been obedient, sensing the need to rise and move on but not knowing exactly how or what to. Hence the need to ask specifically in our prayers.
God promises reward for obedience.
“After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision, saying, “Do not be afraid, Abram, I am your shield; Your reward [for obedience] shall be very great.””
Scripturally we remember how specific God is in His creation. He said and there was, it happened and there was a visible, measurable result.
Focusing on what It seems He is saying now is that Glory will be poured out on our praise and worship. Depending on being led by His Holy Spirit and encountering Him. His grace makes us ready, we don’t have to make ourselves ready.
The illustration shows the consecrating fire purifying to pure gold the living stones of the bride. Light emanating to push back the darkness.
Two Scriptures that come to mind:
“Your kingdom come, Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven.”Matthew 6:10 AMP
“After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision, saying, “Do not be afraid, Abram, I am your shield; Your reward [for obedience] shall be very great.” Genesis 15:1 AMP
The song Rescue. Lauren Daigle