Arise Shine

In this Jot I am trusting Holy Spirit to give insight to read between the lines of the first few paragraphs. This ministry is not positioned to be a political voice. However I am called to speak spiritual awareness of the times we are living. Therefore, I have chosen my words very carefully.

Recently I had the privilege of being a guest at a Regional Conference held by a prominent international ministry. The information given to us clearly revealed through the accurate documented reporting of current event details of a Global agenda purposed to infringe upon our definition of human rights. It made it very clear that the community of faith is now indeed facing:

Isaiah 60:

[2] “For behold, darkness will cover the earth. And deep darkness the peoples; But the LORD will rise upon you And His glory will appear upon you.

As our presenter continued to reveal the strategies of the agenda of this Global movement, by the second session of the weekend I could feel a sense of fear overtaking my spirit. I called out to the Lord to give me scripture to read to refocus my spirit and strengthen myself in the Lord. He told me to read Jeremiah 32.

The chapter opens with Jeremiah in the prison of the King’s court. He was sentenced to that place for speaking the Word of the Lord to the King. The word he gave the King was one of defeat at the hands of the King’s enemy. Obviously the King did not find the word to his liking.

In the place of Jeremiah’s confinement the Lord speaks again. This time Jeremiah receives instruction to buy a field. Strange instruction since Jeremiah knew the city was about to be defeated by a strong enemy. The story does not say Jeremiah was released from his prison to buy the field but that his relative would come to him with the option to buy the field. When it happened just as God said Jeremiah remarked now he knew it was a sure word from the Lord.

Following the purchase of the field Jeremiah saw that the deed was put into an earthenware jar that would last a long time. Why? According to verse 15: for thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, ”Houses and fields and vineyards will again be bought in this land”

So what does this tell us so far about Jeremiah? What was God saying to me on how to handle what I was hearing? First he was not afraid to deliver the word of God to Governmental officials. The consequences of his obedience did not shake his faith in God. He was humble enough to wait on the confirmation of what He heard to declare it was in fact a word from God. He understood timing was the Lord’s business and he was prepared to wait if need be a long time.

David also understood the ways of God.

Psalm 37: [7] *Rest in the LORD and wait *patiently for Him; Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, Because of the man who carries out wicked schemes. [8] Cease from anger and forsake wrath; Do not fret;it leads only to evildoing.[9] For evildoers will be cut offBut those who wait for the LORD, they will inherit the land.

Hmmm verse 9 is very interesting in light of Jeremiah’s story. So as I sat at the table and continued to listen to our speaker I also heard the Lord say. Have courage to speak the truth regardless of the consequences. Don’t let current events challenge your faith. Try the word of the Lord for accuracy. Be patient for the outcome.

The story continues as Jeremiah pours out his heart to the Lord. In verses 32:17-22 he acknowledges the Lord’s goodness and power. He declares that the Lord loves kindness and that His deeds are mighty. He clarifies that nothing is impossible to God. Jeremiah is building his faith; an example that we would be wise to follow.

By verse 23 he is confessing that the people did not obey God’s ways and so God had the covenantal right to bring the calamity that was happening upon disobedient Israel. The more I study God’s ways and the history of His people I see that the situations mankind lives through are biased solely on the keeping of or ignoring of the ways of God. We are personally affected by our choices or the choices of others that are contrary to God’s ways.

Jeremiah recites to God the reality of what he is living in; the defeat of the Kingdom by the sword, the famine and pestilence that has over taken the people because of the defeat. He then ponders out loud but you God told me to buy the field in the midst of it all.

Do you think Jeremiah is having a hard time with what he sees and what he has been asked to do? Do you perceive that we too in this hour of history will have a similar question? He does however have an intimate and trusting relationship with the Lord which gives him the freedom to pour out his heart and reveal his lack of understanding. Perhaps that is why we have been so often instructed that intimacy is key.

God answers him. He tells him he has spoken rightly. He is the God of all flesh and nothing is too difficult for Him. (Verse 27) He informs Jeremiah He is about to punish the evil in the land and takes the time to let Jeremiah know in detail how sin has brought this judgment. (Verses 28-35)

However, even in judgment God is a God of mercy. Read what he says in the following verse of Jeremiah 32 .

[42]“For thus says the LORD, ‘Just as I brought all this great disaster on this people, so I am going to bring on them all the good that I am promising them.

This story reveals the true nature of the God we serve. A God bound by His covenant to execute judgment on sin yet driven by his unconditional love to bring His people into the right relationship He longs for and His son Yeshua paid the price for on the cross.

So when we hear and see the reality of the times we are living in. How do we respond? Do we rejoice knowing we were born for such a time as this? God could have chosen us to be born at any other hour of history but He chose today.

Acts 17: [26] and He made from oneman every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth,having determinedtheir appointed timesand the boundaries of their habitation,

Let us take Jeremiahs example of faith and obedience. Hear the words of Yeshua who said in Luke when we see the signs on the earth and it causes

Luke 21:[26] men fainting from fear and the expectation of the things which are coming upon the world; for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. [27]“Then they will see THE SON OF MAN COMING IN A CLOUD with power and great glory. [28] “But when these things begin to take place, straighten up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.”

So what is your position are you just looking to get out of here before the worst of it or are you willing to fulfill the commission go ye into all the world and Preach the Gospel making disciples of all nations? And might I add Romans 1:16

[16] For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. [17] For in itthe righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “BUT THE RIGHTEOUSman SHALL LIVE BY FAITH.”

The reports are pouring in the veils are being lifted from the eyes of the descendants of Isaac and Ismael. The fullness of the Gentiles is upon us as the understanding of the One New Man is permeating the hearts of believers in every nation.

The story of Jeremiah is the story of hope in God as our current history unfolds. However, I believe Holy Spirit has released a sense of urgency in this hour to shake ourselves from the complacency of everyday routine.

We have spent multitudes of hours in prayer and intercession to change the system to no avail. I believe it is the hearts of the people at the leadership level and those affected by their leadership we need to focus on not the structure of the Kingdom of this world.

For the Kingdom of God is righteousness peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. That is the Kingdom we need to establish here and now. Establish it in the hearts of those God grants us to be in relationship with. We are quick to attend equipping session on a variety of topics. We are willing to undergo times of inner healing and deliverance. All of which is good but when do we transition from lessons to life and appropriate all this knowledge to bring in the Harvest. The fields are white for harvest why are we the Laborers still learning instead of launching out. Do we trust Holy Spirit to lead and guide us in all truth? Seems to me we have to be in motion to be lead.

It can’t just be a few brave men. We must be a vibrant army of men and women young and old reaching out to every tongue and every tribe. What is the strategy? Each of us must seek the Lord. Intercession is key. Our personal intercession and there are a variety of call lines assembling for prayer daily bringing our Global community together.

Beyond that we need to get out of our four walls and into the fields every day in our neighbor hoods and workplaces. The enemy of men’s souls is blatantly active, but hear the word of the Lord to us in this hour.

[60:1] “Arise, shine; for your light has come, And the glory of the LORD has risen upon you.[2] “For behold, darkness will cover the earth And deep darkness the peoples; But the LORD will rise upon you And His glory will appear upon you. [3] “Nations will come to your light, And kings to the brightness of your rising. [4] “Lift up your eyes round about and see; They all gather together, they come to you.
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