“Where Is the Place of My Rest?”
Isaiah 66:1 “Thus saith the Lord, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool: where is the house that ye build unto me? And where is the place of my rest?”
The Lord is searching for something that is very rare. He is looking for those who are willing to set themselves apart completely unto Him and become temple builders. This temple He is looking for is not built with hands. Have you built Him such a place of rest? Does the Lord feel at home inside of you? Is He a guest in your life that is free to visit or have you built Him a house of devotion and invited Him to move in? If you build it He will come!!!
Ephesians 5:10 (Amplified Bible, Classic Edition) “And try to learn [in your experience] what is pleasing to the Lord [let your lives be constant proofs of what is most acceptable to Him]”
Through visitation and touches of His manifest presence we begin to hunger for and learn to meet the conditions for His abiding presence. Everything in the natural temporary realm is designed by the enemy of our faith to distract us and keep us from entering in to the special relationship of pure devotion, for the enemy knows that once we become a habitation there will be an end time demonstration of the Glory of the Lord like the world has never seen.
Psalm 25:14 (Amp) “The secret [of the wise counsel] of the Lord is for those who fear Him, And He will let them know His covenant and reveal to them [through His word] its [deep, inner] meaning.
The fear of the Lord is very different than the fear of the enemy for it awakens me in awe to the value of the opportunity I have been given to enter in to this special covenant relationship. It causes me to deny myself anything that would rob me of His presence.
Many times in the past the Holy Spirit has descended upon us. Whether He remains or lifts is up to us. The cost to self of His abiding presence is great. The reward is an eternal intimacy that only His Bride will know.
Psalm 102:13 (Jubilee Bible) “Thou shalt arise and have mercy upon Zion; for the time to favor her, the set time, is come”
“Lord, May our lives become a resting place and home for Your presence. Long have we desired for you to dwell in us in fullness. One thing have we desired for we wait upon You only”
GOD IN US LEADS TO MUCH MORE!
Ephesians 4:12 “For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ”
It’s time that the body of Christ no longer be an observer but a participator.
You can no longer be satisfied with a nice building, a nice service, some nice music or watching the 5 fold ministry perform.
The true work will be accomplished when the saints in faithfulness and obedience move out into the fields of their life and begin to minister.
The Lord has gone before you and prepared the fields. Will you become personally available, accountable and involved in the harvest?
This word is especially for the Women of God. Many of you have sat, watched and listened but now the Lord has put a word in your mouth that must be proclaimed.
This move of God is far greater than anything in the past so don’t think in terms of fitting everyone into a building for whole cities and towns will turn to the Lord and begin to gather house to house and in small groups. The day of a handful of charismatic leaders in each local controlling things is over.
King Jesus is taking His place as the Head of a many membered body that will move in harmony with Him. Many big churches will cease to be for their buildings were monuments of pride that took the time and money of Gods people that was actually meant to flow out into the body and to the world as a witness of love.
Count the cost for this word is very costly. You will bear the reproach of many within the church world because you dared to believe and step out. Stand tall in the strength of the Lord and He will give His angels charge over you to keep you as you walk in His higher end time purpose.
To Him be the glory.