We Are Not of This World!
Early Sunday morning the Lord woke me up and began speaking to me. I got my phone out and just started writing. Here is what He gave me to share.
Don't be frightened by what you will see or what you will hear. I'm calling my people out into deep waters. It's a place where the storm is raging, it's a tumultuous storm and the waves are high and fierce. Don't be frightened or intimidated! I'm not calling you to walk on water, but to plunge deep into the depths of my presence and glory! When the world is surrounded by fear and chaos you will walk in joy and peace, and you will reflect my image upon them. They will desire me because of my manifest presence upon you! Do not fear, don't turn back, repent of your sins, pursue holiness, dive deep into My Word and seek Me with passion! YOU were born for such a time as this!
We must begin to see past the limitations of the flesh! When Stephen was about to be brutally murdered by stoning, he gazed intently to heaven and said, “I see Jesus standing (not sitting, He knew His precious child was about to run into His arms) at the right hand of God.” Stephen was declaring that the eternal reality of God's Kingdom was more real than the temporary and temporal reality of this earth! He was not of this world, and he didn't function as such! He lived deep below the waves of opposition!! He was hidden in Christ and unaffected by the circumstances of this world! We are not of this world, and we must realize that we are not constrained by its limitations nor those of our flesh! WE ARE NOT OF THIS WORLD! We belong to a limitless Kingdom!
We put too much value in our circumstances, abilities, what we have, who we are and what we do! It's not about that! It's about to whom we belong, the price that was paid, how much we are valued and loved and the peace, power, authority and anointing we've been given to fulfill His will in the earth!
Surrender all to Jesus, repent of your sins and of compromise, worship Him, seek Him with passion, study His Word and abide in Him! He will stir up within you an insatiable appetite to draw closer and know Him better! Nothing compares and that’s the only path to the deepest depths of the security you will find in His presence!
Psalms 17:8 (TPT) Protect me from harm; keep an eye on me as you would a child who is reflected in the twinkling of your eye. Yes, hide me within the shelter of your embrace, under your outstretched wings.
Philippians 3:20 (NKJV) For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.
Psalms 42:7 (NKJV) Deep calls unto deep at the noise of Your waterfalls; All Your waves and billows have gone over me.
Acts 7:54-56 (NKJV) When they heard these things they were cut to the heart, and they gnashed at him with their teeth. But he, being full of the Holy Spirit, gazed into heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God, and said, “Look! I see the heavens opened and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God!”
Zechariah 4:6 (NKJV) So he answered and said to me:“This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ Says the Lord of hosts.