A Heart of Wisdom (continued) 2
Concise definition of VISION - The ability to look ahead and see what is not there yet.
Four Truths Concerning Vision
First - WE ALL MUST OBTAIN A VISION OR WE WILL FAIL
Second - THE VISION MUST ALWAYS REMAIN BEFORE US
Third - WE MUST CONTINUALLY STRIDE TOWARD THE VISION
Fourth - WE MUST NEVER GIVE UP ONCE WE HAVE BEGUN TO WALK IN THAT VISION
Today we are preparing to cross the river. It is a time and hour of transition. It is a time of understanding the harvest (Did you see the size of those grapes?) is going to be different on the other side. It is a time of understanding we will not always plant corn and beans. We will plant squash and spinach also. Things are going to have to be different from this point forward. We cannot live as we have in the past.
Joshua 3:1 NKJV - Early the next morning Joshua and all the Israelites left Acacia. They traveled to the Jordan River and camped there before crossing it.
A unique move of God is now invading the United States of America. It is unlike any previous move in America. It is not revival or renewal as we have seen in recent decades. Awakenings, revivals, renewals, and outpourings have impacted America and many other nations of the world. Yet something different, something much deeper is bringing more change to the nations than anything has in the last one hundred years.
This move is unseen and undetected by people with natural minds and natural eyes. Natural eyes will not see, nor will our natural ears hear, nor will it enter the hearts of natural minded men, the things that God is bringing forth. However, God is now revealing them to those who have laid down their natural lives to worship Him in the true beauty of holiness - to live and walk in His Spirit. This work of God is imparted through His Holy Spirit.
This extreme world-changing move of God will not be on the national news media. For the most part the traditional church systems and large denominations will not be aware of this mostly unseen mighty move of God. Unlike previous moves it will not be recognized as a separate identity or stream or denomination but will flow unseen to affect every heart of every person who is willing and obedient to let their lives become worship in the beauty of holiness.
The light of the fire of God is gliding into our lives, under the cover of the dark night of this world. This sovereign move is unseen and undetected in the natural because it is an inner move of God coming in through the darkness of this age. A precious inner working of the fire and light of God filling our hearts and lives with pure holy love, peace, and joy is transforming the intent and the abundance of the heart of those being transfigured by this move. Worship becomes as natural and as vital to life as breathing. Holiness becomes as effortless and refreshing as drinking clean clear cool water. God’s righteousness is imparted into us as the light pours the life-giving Spirit of Christ Jesus into our hearts.
People who have suffered serious injustice in the past are receiving an invasion of God’s healing love and great joy of the Lord. Healing of the spirit, soul, and body is as natural and easy as taking a walk in a well-kept garden at sunrise. God’s love is both peaceful and stimulating drawing us to one another with intense desire to serve and bless one another.
Without effort we truly love God with intense passion and love one another. In this pure holy experience of the invasion of the Holy Ghost into our beings, almost nothing remains the same as it was in the past. Every good thing we have received from God in the past is increased and intensified. One of the most valuable characteristics of the invasion of the Spirit is that the enduring mixtures of religion and secularism are simply vanishing from our being.
Assignments and Alignments are Being Changed - There is not retirement in the kingdom of God. There is instead Holy Ghost’s ”re-fire-ment” for a whole new assignment in the new kingdom of God order of life. Our previous assignments may have been productive and rewarding in our past life in dealing with religion and secularism mixed with true Spirit-led ministry and life in the mercy of God for the past season of transitioning. Many of God’s people are finding their past assignments are being canceled and new assignments are being made by the Holy Ghost.
The new assignments are always LOVE-based instead of based on need or religious order. God’s LOVE in us is the order. What we could not make work with church system order even based on biblical word, will supernaturally flow into order by the pure holy love of God in and among His people.
Our lives may be tested as our souls resist the change and seek to challenge us in adjusting to the new assignment. For some of us the changes may seem abrupt and harsh to our old mind sets. Our nature may be to resist change. Our soul may want to know all the circumstance and details and remain in charge by approving or disapproving the change. We simply must allow the gracious mercy of God to encourage us in His love to fully surrender to that which God is doing. It becomes easy, because the grace of God will make us miserable in our old unchanged situation.
Changes of alignments will come with the change of assignments. It may happen that suddenly places where we were fruitfully connected simply disappear. Relationships that were productive and good seem to suddenly be gone. There may or may not be problems or human disorder, yet the relationship suddenly is just not as it was. At the same time intense love and desire to closely connect with other people or groups or situations arise within us by the Holy Ghost.
Some may have been feeling dissatisfaction in a place of relationship and service. By the Holy Ghost, those feelings will either turn into fresh love and peace, or they will suddenly seem smothering and unbearable until we are realigned in our new situations.
Our new assignments and alignments by the Holy Ghost invasion are part of the preparation for the most significant move of world-cleansing cataclysmic events in recorded history. At the same time the covert invasion of the Holy Ghost is bringing the beauty of holiness in the lives of God’s people, there is an overt power move of God destroying the pride and loftiness of man. Everything that lifts itself against God will be brought down as the natural world is shaken beyond measure.
Living a long comfortable life is not the first priority of our hearts. Living in oneness with God through the Holy Ghost will cause our first priority to be that of fully accomplishing the purposes for which we were sent to this earth.
There is no doubt that we live in a major season of the work of God transforming the world to the kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven. All of our assignments and alignments in some way relate to our purpose of life on Planet Earth. The purpose for each of our lives is in some way related to the glory of worshipping God in the beauty of holiness.
If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit - Romans 5:25. Live in the Spirit, Walk in the Spirit,
Today the Lord is speaking to us. Look at our text again: Psalm 90:12 NKJV - So teach us to number our days, That we may gain a heart of wisdom.
God is calling for us to have a heart of wisdom.
FAITH: Hebrews 11:6 NKJV - But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.
FREEDOM: There is a particular freedom I am praying for and I ask that you join me in this. It is the freedom of verbal expression during our services - both Praise and Worship and also during the ministry of the Word.
An old chorus we sang growing up said this: “Let go and let God have His wonderful way. Let go and let God have His way. Your burdens will vanish, your night turns to day. Let go and let God have His way.”
EVANGELISM: Isaiah 61:1-4 NKJV
1 "The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon Me, Because the LORD has anointed Me To preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives, And the opening of the prison to those who are bound;
2 To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, And the day of vengeance of our God; To comfort all who mourn,
3 To console those who mourn in Zion, To give them beauty for ashes, The oil of joy for mourning, The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; That they may be called trees of righteousness, The planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified."
4 And they shall rebuild the old ruins, They shall raise up the former desolations, And they shall repair the ruined cities, The desolations of many generations.
MISSIONS: Mark 16:15 NKJV - And He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.
Isaiah 6:8 NKJV - Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: "Whom shall I send, And who will go for Us?" Then I said, "Here am I! Send me."
This is something we all can be involved in. You may never go - you may never stay. However, day by day as the Lord leads us, we will stay involved.
HEALING: Isaiah 45:18-19 NKJV
18 For thus says the LORD, Who created the heavens, Who is God, Who formed the earth and made it, Who has established it, Who did not create it in vain, Who formed it to be inhabited: "I am the LORD, and there is no other.
19 I have not spoken in secret, In a dark place of the earth; I did not say to the seed of Jacob, 'Seek Me in vain'; I, the LORD, speak righteousness, I declare things that are right.