A Choice and A Change
By Henry Falcone
What is the Lord preparing us for? Why the intensity of the battles? Why does it seem like God is really dealing with some and not with others? Why are some going through such great afflictions while some are not?
The word of God says, “Many are called (everyone could become an overcomer, full grown son) but few (those who are willing to pay the price) are chosen.
Being a disciple is a choice. Jesus said, “If”…. any man be my disciple let “him” deny himself, pick up his cross and follow me.” It is a choice.
Salvation is a “gift” because it relies on what Jesus has done for us on the cross, rising from the dead and now being seated in heaven. It is free we just have to accept it.
Being a disciple or being a full grown son, “requires not only a choice, but a change of life.” “Let him deny himself, pick up his cross, and follow me.”
Many today in the body of Christ are content with just being saved and living their life better but a life of doing as they choose. A true disciple’s life is different.
A true disciples life is one that understands that they “are no longer their own, but they have been purchased with a price.” Their life is not going to be lived as if they were “just saved.” Their life is given fully to the Lord to live only for his will.
Many are called. Jesus said, “If any man be my disciple.” In Rev. 3:20, Jesus is again calling us, “I stand at the door and knock, IF ANY ONE, will open the door and let me in, I will come and sup with them and they with me.”
Again, this is conditional. There is a price to pay to be qualified to be chosen of the Lord. We can’t say we are the bride of Christ, but we can make ourselves ready.
That is about the “Bride” making herself ready. The sons of God being prepared to rule and reign NOW with Jesus as the Kingdom of God begins to manifest on the Earth.
Right now we are in a “new moment in time,” The Lord gave me a name for it as the “Anointing of the moment.” A moment where God moves from one place to enter another place. This is found in Rev. 4:1 John sees Jesus standing outside of his church and knocking at the door of an individual heart.
I thought “he was already in our heart.” Yes He is as our savior, but this knock at the Lord has to deal with the Kingdom of God reality. It is a knock to take us out of dead religion, a knock to get us out of the world system to bring us in reality to be seated with him in heavenly places.
Rev 4:1 says, “After this I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven! And the first voice which I had heard, like the sound of a [war] trumpet speaking with me, said, ‘Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after these things.’
2 At once I was in [special communication with] the Spirit; and behold, a throne stood in heaven, with One seated on the throne. 3 And He who sat there appeared like [the crystalline sparkle of] a jasper stone and [the fiery redness of] a sardius stone, and encircling the throne there was a rainbow that looked like [the color of an] emerald.
4 Twenty-four [other] thrones surrounded the throne; and seated on these thrones were [c]twenty-four elders dressed in white clothing, with crowns of gold on their heads.”
This “come up here” is the anointing of the moment of the “bride, the overcomers, the full grown sons and daughters” are taken to the place to see the Kingdom of God and the King of Glory as He really is, and then to be prepared to sit with him on his throne as Rev 2 and 3 promises to the overcomers.
The Lord is bringing this “man-child” overcomers to their rightful authority that he gave mankind in the beginning which was to rule and take dominion over the Earth.
For that to happen a change must come, Satan and his angels are kicked out of their usurped authority in the “air” and the “man-child”, Bride, Over-comers take that place that they had from the beginning and now will be positioned as a “wheel within a wheel” that Ezekiel saw to release God’s end times judgments on the Earth.
Each of us must seek the Lord to gain understanding of these things, but the Lord has forerunners to help us understand the seasons and times we are now in.
May the Lord bring us all to the “come up here” place with him to be ready, to be made true full grown sons and daughters on the Earth now that God needs to bring about the establishment of His kingdom.