I was in Singapore at the exact moment I was typing out the title for this teaching, and as soon as the last word was typed, suddenly, a group of jet planes flew just over the hotel where I was staying and it shook the place as they roared by. I think this is a strong confirmation. The Saints of God will be ready to roar as righteous lions and soar as prophetic eagles (see Isaiah 40:31 and Proverbs 28:1). God’s design and desire for Believers is to be bold, brave and very courageous (see Joshua 1:9). This is possible because of HE WHO dwells within us (see 1 John: 4:4). In Christ Jesus we are unstoppable and invincible (see Romans 8:37).
Yes, we will have conflicts and confrontations but the Scriptures declare: In God we are victorious and no weapons made works against us (see Isaiah 54:17).
Swift and Complete Obedience
By the overflowing grace of God this is my forty-seventh year in ministry! And I’ve had the wonderful privilege of preaching the Word of God around the world. I’ve averaged speaking five times a week for over forty-seven years. I said all that to say this—if I could give you any advice to help you be successful in your Christian walk it is this: “Practice swift and complete obedience! Do as quickly and completely, as you can, all God is asking you to do.” There is no substitute for obeying God. Truly obedience is better than sacrifice (see 1 Samuel 15:22).
During these chaotic changing times, it is crucial that we embrace the Lord’s promise given to us in John 10:27: “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.” Each one of us should earnestly pray, asking God to remove anything that would hinder us from clearly hearing and discerning His voice. (Photo via flickr)
Claim the promise found in Matthew 13:16-17—that we have blessed ears and blessed eyes; capable of hearing and seeing revealed truth. Ask the Spirit of Truth to open the eyes of your heart, flooding it with revelatory insights into the Word and ways of God (see Ephesians 1:17-18). Ask for wisdom to walk in alignment with the written Word of God (James 1:22).
Never forget the statement of Christ Jesus: But He replied, “It has been written, Man shall not live and be upheld and sustained by bread alone, but by every word that comes forth from the mouth of God.” Matthew 4:4
Make a firm commitment to fully follow the Lamb wherever He leads (Revelation 14:4). Let the Word of God be a bright beacon, beaming, light for your pathway. God’s Word is a lamp to your feet and a light to your path (Psalm 119:105, 130). The Christian life is not lived stumbling in the darkness but walking confidently in the light (1 John 1:5-10).
The Opportunity to Advance the Kingdom
es, Scripture states: it will get ever increasingly darker in the world, but for the true children of God it will get lighter and brighter (Isaiah 60:1-3). We are living in unprecedented times; never before has there been such an opportunity for advancing the Kingdom of God. (Photo via Pixabay)
As followers of Christ, we are to be the light of the world, a city set high on a hill giving bright hope and light to a hurting world (see Matthew 5:14-16). We are called to walk boldly in the radiant light of Christ the King (see Psalm 36:9). We are instructed to walk as Children of Light (see Ephesians 5:8). The Church truly stands at an open door and the Lord has extended His invitation for us to come up higher (Revelation 4:1-4).
Notice these verses in Isaiah 21:11-12: “Watchman, what of the night? Watchman, what of the night?” The watchman said, “The morning comes, and also the night…”
Just as the prophet reported about the night and the light appearing at the same time, these days also will be days of great contrast: joy and sorrow, jubilation and depression, life and death, peace and anarchy. The key to our victorious journey is our focus upon the finished work of Christ. It is Christ in us the assurance of Glory (see Colossians 1:27).
The Spirit of God is calling each of us to behold the Beloved in His glory. It is time to view the victorious King. The more we know about HIM, the more we will understand who we are to be.
As we remain steadfast in our quest to see Him as He is, then we will become more and more like HIM. As we behold HIM with an unveiled face we are changed— transformed into His likeness (see 2 Corinthians 3:18).
Great Praise and Adoration
The Spirit God is emphasizing Psalm 108. Great praise and adoration will arise as our eyes are restored and we behold the Lord in His awesome beauty, anointing, and power. We are about to be truly awestruck by the revelation of God’s glorious Son.
Get ready to experience a Holy Spirit invasion and a truly divine intervention as you study these verses:
O God, my heart is steadfast;
I will sing and give praise, even with my glory. Awake, lute and harp!
I will awaken the dawn.
I will praise You, O LORD, among the peoples, And I will sing praises to you, among the nations. For Your mercy is great above the heavens,
And Your truth reaches to the clouds.
Be exalted, O God, above the heavens, And Your glory above all the earth; That Your beloved may be delivered,
Save with your right hand, and hear me…
Give us help from trouble;
For the help of man is useless. Through God we will do valiantly, For it is He who shall tread down our enemies.
Psalm 108:1-6, 12-13
As we praise the Lord and extol His holy name, great help is released from Heaven. The last statement of this Psalm is key for these days: “Through God we will do valiantly, For it is He who shall tread down our enemies.”
How Shall We Live?
What will make the difference in how these crucial times affect your life? Simply this—your walk with Jesus Christ will make all the difference. Grace will be released to the soul that turns to Christ with a desperate heart. Judgment awaits the deceptive, rebellious heart. This judgment came quickly to the two pretenders, Ananias and Sapphira, in Acts 5. Their sin was lying about their hearts’ devotion to the Lord. This type of deception will now also be judged. (Photo via Pixabay)
These are days when the battle for our minds will rage. The foe will try to cause us to divert our eyes from the Lord and focus on the events occurring on earth. Now is the time to give earnest heed to the warnings found in Romans 8:5-6:
“For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spirituality minded is life and peace.”
Let these words sink deep into your soul, for they will be life and peace to those who will hear and obey. Strive to become a doer of the Word and not just a hearer (see James 1:22).
The battle is for our minds. Proverbs 23:7 informs us “For as he [a person] thinks in his heart, so is he.” It is vital that we keep our hearts filled with the Living Word of God. We must keep our minds focused and stayed on the Lord (Isaiah 26:3). What we set our minds on will determine how we live during these dark days. The Scriptures remind us to set our minds “on things above” (see Colossians 3:2) and think on things that are pure and honest and good (see Philippians 4:8).
May the Spirit of God open the eyes of our understanding to give us wisdom and direction during these apocalyptic, dark days! With our eyes focused firmly upon the Lord and His steadfast promises, we are fearless, marching boldly and confidently into our future (see Jeremiah 31:17).
God bless you and your walk of victory in the Victorious One.