5/10/17 Prepared for Change
“Do you hear the rustling in the heavenlies? Something is transpiring that will soon be felt in your world. I am orchestrating events that will mean unparalleled changes to that with which you have become familiar. Things as you know them will be modified to the point that you will eventually not recognize them as they once were. What is wonderful about all that is happening is that you will also be changed. You, My children, are on the threshold of your finest hour in Me.
"There is a plumb line that will run through My church. To those who are listening to what My Spirit is saying, you will be prepared for what is going to transpire. In fact, you will prosper, because you will have full knowledge of what I am doing and flow with Me as I do it. Our union will be a symphony to behold. You are a privileged people. You have the benefit of observing all of the wonders of My Word being performed in the lives of those who have gone before you. You have the delight in seeing prophecy fulfilled in your generation.
"Technology has caught up with what I foretold long ago. Most of all, I am drawing close to you, so that My heart and yours beat in unison. I have designed you so that you will be able to walk with Me intimately, as the fullness of your restoration comes to pass. Eternal history is in the making and you are a vital part in its impact. As you walk with Me, you will be able to rise above the din of what is happening, and move in the splendor of My love. You will be a spiritual light to the increasing darkness.
"Prepare now to receive all that I have for you. I am about to allow you to represent Me in the manner that I have planned from the beginning. Spend your priority time with Me. Draw close to My Word. It is about to be fulfilled in your life.”
1 Peter 1:3-5 AMP
3) Praised (honored, blessed) be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah)! By His boundless mercy we have been born again to an ever-living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
4) [Born anew] into an inheritance which is beyond the reach of change and decay [imperishable], unsullied and unfading, reserved in heaven for you,
5) Who are being guarded (garrisoned) by God’s power through [your] faith [till you fully inherit that final] salvation that is ready to be revealed [for you] in the last time.
Isaiah 42:9 NIV
“See, the former things have taken place, and new things I declare; before they spring into being I announce them to you.”
I remember when I was in school. (Wow! Can it really be so many years ago?) I would be sitting in class, clueless to whatever the teacher was saying, dreaming about what I was going to do on the weekend; and the teacher would announce that a test was scheduled for the next week. “Next week! Man! I have a whole six days before I even need to begin thinking about that.”
“Next weeks” had an uncanny ability to sneak up on me every seven really quick days or so. The morning of the test, I would usually find myself cramming in all the information that I could, so that I wouldn’t fail too badly. I didn’t really care to learn. I just wanted to get the test over with and go on to whatever was important to me at the time.
I believe that this kind of scenario is played out regularly in today’s church. Our Father graciously proclaims to us that specific times and seasons are approaching in the near future. We seem to filter that information through our “priority meter” and decide that we will have enough time to prepare another day. Other things are more important to us.
I don’t believe any of us will have the luxury of “cramming” for God’s near seasons. I believe that it’s important to heed every call from the moment it is heard. God’s timing is perfect with both the seasons and our lives. He knows what it will take for each of us to be ready. He calls us in the proper time for our specific need. If we respond, we will be ready and on time for whatever He has planned.
Don’t want to “cram” for this one, Lord,