Our natural sight may be diminishing, but God is calling us to “come up higher” and let our faith and spiritual sight and understanding of God increase until we reach that “perfect day” in the presence of our Lord. “But the path of the just is like the shining sun, that shines ever brighter unto the perfect day. The way of the wicked is like darkness; They do not know what makes them stumble” (Proverbs 4:18).
We are dwelling in those days before the Body of Christ reaches that perfect day when He will appear in the clouds of heaven and we will be caught up to meet Him in the air. The scripture continues to say: “And thus we shall always be with the Lord.” No man knows the day or the hour, but we can know the season. “For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord” (I Thessalonians 4:16-17).
Anyone who seeks God continually for His perfect will to be done in his life is receiving a new message. I received God’s new message within the last two months. The new message is always the same; only the words and meanings are ever enlarging in my spirit. God clearly said to me, “UP UNTIL NOW YOUR LIFE HAS BEEN ALL ABOUT YOU (WITH MY HELP AND OVERSIGHT), BUT FROM THIS NIGHT ON YOUR BEING WILL BE ALL ABOUT ME AND MY PERFECT WILL FOR YOUR LIFE.” My reaction was one of relief! I knew instinctively it was a new day and a new hour. Change began at that very moment and my heart rejoiced. I knew at last I was going to fulfill God’s perfect will for my life and I was going to be led by His Holy Spirit in power and strength in a new way and I would understand through His fullness “why He called and chose me, and His purposes for my life.”
In my lifetime, I have had many glorious experiences with the love and goodness of God and He changed my nature and my visage. We all should have a capacity for love, but our love is inferior to His. Suddenly He began to point out that my attitudes and reactions to the situations of life reflected my soul instead of my spirit. I became cognizant of how and why I react in a certain way. I came to the undeniable conclusion, to meet God’s criteria and be formed in His image, I had to realize the “power” and “extent” of God’s love. He loves everyone and willingly surrenders His entire being to love the unlovable, unthankful, ungrateful, self-absorbed, etc. He reminded me of the scripture: “Or do you despise the riches of His goodness, forbearance, and longsuffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance?” (Romans 2:4). I can preach the word, but without God’s unconditional love I am a sounding brass and a tinkling cymbal. God’s love is a spirit who radiates from His being. It is not contrived or on and off again. “his love is” because “he is” love. The realization of God’s kind of love, changes the radius of “love” from ourselves and our family to the whole world. Our love cannot be contrived; it must flow from our innermost being through the spirit of God’s love.
My life has a whole new dimension of understanding it did not contain before God spoke that night. I feel oneness with God in life and purpose, which I never possessed in this degree before. My life is no longer a partnership with God, but I am now His child who has been taken into the family business and trust, and I follow orders solely for the glory of His kingdom. “It is not about me”; it is “all about His kingdom!”
The Lord has shown me that it is indeed a new hour and day! He is lifting us up to a higher position. All of His children who will live and work strictly for His glory will be led and taught total surrender to His will through a powerful oneness and induing of His power. Of course, we know we cannot out give God. Our father always gives us far more than we give Him. It is all about our unconditional love for Him. I now strongly feel the call and responsibility to this generation as well as my loved ones! I have become God’s responsibility to train and my responsibility is to love Him with all my heart, soul, body, and strength, and spirit.
My prayer: I want my life to be all about You, Your kingdom, and for Your glory! Without You I am nothing. It is Your Spirit that creates, changes my image into Yours, and prepares me to serve You according to Your ways and thoughts. I fully surrender all. You are right, my life was all about me and my life and Your blessings upon it! Now I know and understand, to be powerfully used I must be empowered by Your spirit of love, called to Your purposes, and live in Your image. My goodness is not good enough or high enough to reach Your standard.
I see You raising up powerhouses for God who have been washed, purified, and “sent” under Your banner of love to call this generation unto You. Signs and wonders will follow to show You to the world in tangible ways. I want to bear fruit one hundred-fold for Your glory and kingdom.
Yes, truly our loving God wills: “To make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in You, the hope of glory” (Colossians 1:27). I praise You for this opportunity to grow in wisdom, understanding, and all Your gifts. May faith, hope, and love always radiate from my being to a lost, (without You) turbulent world. May I fulfill all You have ordained for my life, and may praise and worship be constantly in my mouth. Make my life spread a sweet fragrance for You. Amen.