I am overwhelmed by the goodness and grace that God is pouring out upon His yielded ones. There is a transformation taking place that is allowing us to soar upon the winds of the Spirit. The mercy of God is freeing us from the places in our hearts and minds that have weighed us down and kept us bound to the patterns of the world rather than the love of the Father.
Now the Spirit is pleased to release the wisdom and instructions that His people need for both their personal lives as well as the wisdom needed for the corporate body of Christ for the days ahead. His Word is the plumbline of all wisdom. In His mercy He is aligning our life’s actions with His statutes and the instructions found within His Word. Authority is released with alignment.
In Zechariah 3, after the Lord had rebuked Satan and changed the filthy garments that had been upon Joshua the high priest, He then gave him instructions of how to live in the authority of his position. These instructions separate Joshua from the iniquities of his past and place him in the position of authority for the days ahead.
““This is what the Lord of Heaven’s Armies says: If you follow my ways and carefully serve me, then you will be given authority over my Temple and its courtyards. I will let you walk among these others standing here.” Zechariah 3:7
As we yield our wills and our ways to the Lord, He is faithful to reveal the wisdom and ways in which you should walk. We must remember that His ways are not our ways, nor His thoughts our thoughts. We must yield to what may not fit into the patterns of the world or our natural thinking but they are the mysterious ways of God. His ways will take us higher and bring breakthroughs that are unimaginable.
“Ask me and I will tell you remarkable secrets you do not know about things to come.” Jeremiah 33:3
Over the next eight days I feel that the Lord will share with His yielded ones “remarkable secrets” that will give us authority, favor and wisdom for the things to come.
The oneness of spirit with our God (1 Corinthians 6:17) is increasing and strengthening as we yield. His ways and walking in His statutes position His people in the authority that brings the breakthrough. This is for individuals, families and people groups (nations).
Today is a day to yield your will and ways to be aligned with the King and His Kingdom. May His Kingdom come and will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven!
The Lord led me to read out of 1 Kings 18. This chapter tells the story of when the prophets of Baal challenged Elijah as to "who is God?"; Baal or the God of Elijah. They both set up offerings and then called on their Gods to send fire upon the altar.
As I recounted how Elijah made his altar impossible to be consumed by fire (by pouring water on it, putting water trenches around it, etc) I thought of all the "impossibilities" that are even now upon many of the lives of God's people. Maybe we are in a time that God will prove Himself to every false god and false prophet.
The prophets of Baal shouted to their god, they cut themselves until blood gushed out, they pounded their chests and yet their god did nothing. But Elijah drenched his offering with water and then prayed this prayer,
"O LORD, God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, prove today that you are God in Israel and that I am your servant. Prove that I have done all this at your command. O LORD, answer me! Answer me so these people will know that you, O LORD, are God and that you have brought them back to yourself.”
Then after his prayer, fire fell and consumed his offering