IT IS TIME TO ARISE AND SHINE
We are the temple of the living God and the Holy Spirit dwells within us. God is calling us to rise from circumstances that have kept us, and be radiant with the glory of the Lord.
"Arise, Jerusalem! Let your light shine for all to see. For the glory of the Lord rises to shine on you. Darkness as black as night covers all the nations of the earth, but the glory of the Lord rises and appears over you. All nations will come to your light; mighty kings will come to see your radiance." Isaiah 60:1-3 NLT
TRANSFORMATION OCCURS IN HIS HIDING PLACE
No amount of sound doctrine or good teaching is able to radically transform and restore in a single moment like an encounter with the living God. We are entering a season of sudden transformation as hunger for the Lord is magnified. We will be enveloped in His glory and hidden in His power so that supernatural transformation can take place.
"His radiance is like the sunlight; He has rays flashing from His hand, and there is the hiding of His power." Habakkuk 3:4 NASB
It is in the face-to-face secret place that the Lord touches us with His hand and empowers us to go far above and beyond what we can do in our own strength. When God transforms us with His power, it is out of the overflow that we are able to go out and transform the world around us.
God is restoring us so that we can carry this transformational power into the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19) we were destined to fulfill.
NOT JUST RESTORATION BUT MULTIPLICATION
"This is what the Lord says: 'When I bring Israel home again from captivity and restore their fortunes, Jerusalem will be rebuilt on its ruins, and the palace reconstructed as before. There will be joy and songs of thanksgiving, and I will multiply My people, not diminish them; I will honor them, not despise them.'" Jeremiah 30:18,19 NLT
When we know by faith that we are pursuing our CALLING in Christ and walking in the will of God, we can be at peace and rest assured that Heaven will deliver results. Pursuing our CALLING is true obedience to God. As soon as we see fruit-bearing for God’s Kingdom along with discipling new Christians into their Christ identity -- our joy and thanksgiving to the Lord will intensify.
THE TESTIMONY OF THE OVERCOMER
We are the Lord's physical body on this earth. By restoring the temple, God fills His Body with the fullness of what Jesus walked in as we move out of the confines and limitations of what we have experienced in the past -- giving us power, prosperity, dignity, and pre-eminence, to bring reconciliation to the earth. This is the plan of God. The beauty of a life restored is that the world can look at us and trust us. In the world's eyes, we have credibility and a proven track record of being an overcomer.
In this next season, God is calling forth a company of overcomers that can testify to the transformational power and move from glory to glory as they seek to understand and carry-out God’s purpose for their life.