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December 12, 2018 at 8:51 pm #12487
Ron McGatlinKeymaster“A New Mandate to Be Bold and Courageous!”Cameron King, Monroe, Georgia
The Body of Christ is moving into a season where the Lord will challenge us to do greater feats for Him than we’ve ever done before. The Holy Spirit is continually challenging His people to stand boldly in the culture, attempt new things, move in new arenas with spiritual gifts, and proclaim His Word. As revival comes, this continual challenge by the Holy Spirit to do great feats will intensify. The transformation of the coming revival into awakening will be partly dependent upon Spirit-filled Believers doing great exploits for Him outside the Church.
Our Mandate Is Intensifying
As revival begins to manifest, more and more of the intensity of our call to the marketplace, education, institutions, the arts and every other segment of society will increase. I’m not saying the Lord is calling us to reckless leaps of faith, but to a combination of faith and wisdom that the Church has never known in times past. The Lord is calling multitudes of Daniels who will demonstrate supernatural wisdom and power within the Babylon in which they live and work.
For some readers, the Lord is calling you to change fields. The great feats to which He is calling you are within another profession. The Holy Spirit is summoning some to move from one arena of operation to another. For others, you’re remaining in the same field, but the Spirit is calling you to change what culture you will practice in within that field. This may require you to move your business to the other side of your town or even a move to the other side of the earth. There will be a newer, cross-cultural element to your profession. (Photo via Unsplash)
Even as I write this I hear the Lord saying, “I’m calling many of My servants to emerging markets to bring the development of My Kingdom to Earth and to create wealth that will be used for My purposes.” No matter what change the Lord is calling you to, or what context the Lord has appointed you to serve by doing great exploits, there is certainly one challenge you will face and that will be dealing with fear. Our call to do great exploits will be challenging, require great planning, necessitate a sharp learning curve, and will be high risk.
Some readers are preparing to retire. I just want to encourage you by saying: don’t retire from the work of the Kingdom. You are not marginal to the Church or to the coming move of God. Now is the time to use your gifts like never before. Now is the time to go on mission trips, volunteer and mentor young men and women. Use this time to be about the Father’s business. Your exploits are not finished.
Do I Have What It Takes to Do This?
This challenge to have faith outside the four walls of the Church will cause us to face new fears that we’ve never had to face before. God is calling us to be bold and fearless. The challenge, the magnitude, the risk, the initial discomfort and the change will be so great that those considered fearless will say, “Do I have what it takes to do this?” This is not fear of the demonic or of physical harm, but this is the fear of failure. This is the fear of loss due to great risk. This isn’t the fear that God will not come through, but fear that His equipping in us is not complete in spite of the fact that the Holy Spirit is saying, “I’ve prepared you for such a time as this.”
As I was thinking about this reality the Lord was showing me, I began to be reminded of an encounter that my oldest daughter had when she could barely speak. My oldest living daughter Abby, from birth, has shown signs of unusual prophetic calling. She’s only seven now. She and her twin sister were born shortly after we lost our oldest daughter in a tragic car accident in 2010. We were hit by drug dealers driving under the influence. (I don’t have time to go into the details of the immense darkness we were catapulted into, but just know that it was a really dark season for us.)
Courage Means That God’s Not Scared
One morning as we got our twins out of their crib, Abby tells us that a “man came in their room last night.” We were interested in what she had to say, but we were expecting to her to tell us something imaginary. Then she told us that the man gave her a message to pass on to us. Our interest suddenly perked and we asked, “What was the message?” She said the man told her to tell us, “Courage means that God’s not scared.” We knew this was God, because this kid could barely talk. We knew naturally she couldn’t come up with such a profound idea on her own. (Photo via Unsplash)
As my thoughts drifted from this memory, I felt the Lord wanted me to pass this message on to those who are currently being challenged by the Holy Spirit and to those that will be challenged to step out, make transitions and do great exploits.
When the Lord calls you to take that step of faith and you’re faced with natural fear and you need confidence to move forward remember this, “Courage means that God’s not scared.” You may not feel confident but, He does. You may not feel ready, yet He has prepared you. Take that step of faith, because you are called for such a time as this.
Cameron King served as the lead pastor for 13 and a half years at First Assembly of God in Cairo, Georgia and today he is currently the pastor of NewSong Church in Monroe, Georgia where he has served as the lead pastor since 2013. He is the author of “The Key to Your Church’s Vision: The Practical Guide to Praying for Your Pastor.” He has a knack for taking troubled Churches and transforming them into healthy communities of faith. Cameron and his wife, Rachel, also developed the Makiah Well Project where they build wells for children who need clean drinking water all around the world. He, along with his wife and four daughters, live in Monroe, Georgia.
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