As I was having my quiet time this morning, reading my bible and praying, I kept hearing a bell or chime going off. It was so loud and clear at first, I was convinced it was real. But the longer the sound came, I knew it was not something that was happening in my home....naturally. I sensed God was interrupting me with a sound that was in another realm. So, I laid my bible down, closed my eyes and asked the Lord to speak to me. This is what He spoke to me, to all of us:
I hear the LORD saying that His sons and daughters need to get into position. There is a specific place for you to stand in this season. Just as a military officer positions his troops strategically to withstand and overcome their enemy, our Father wants you to ask Him where your position is in this season. Ask and He will show you.
There is a clarion call going out for the Sons of God to be positioned to receive direct orders from the commander of the army of hosts. I can see the call going out but ears are not turned to receive its instructions. Open your ears to hear the voice of victory. Position your gaze to line up with His. Stop long enough for the Father to speak to you and He will show you where to stand during this time.
Timing is very important.
We are to step into the calling of the Sons of Issacher to know the season and times in which we live. Tisha B’Av, the 9th of Av, is occurring this year on August 13th at sun down. This day has been a day of deep suffering, death and destruction for the people of God. Historically, this day is documented as a day of mourning, and a day of loss. Tsha B’Av is a day to remember the temple of God being destroyed, not once, but twice in history. Our enemy has always wanted to destroy the container that held the presence of God. Today, those of us who are called by His name, carry His life and presence across this earth. As we approach this poignant day in history, I believe the purpose of this call is because the Father wants to do powerful acts on the earth at this time and He needs His sons and daughters to be prepared. Prepare yourselves my children.
I see lines of men and women, young and old, standing side by side waiting to be dispatched across the earth. Whatever your sphere of influence, maximize it for the advancement of the Kingdom of Heaven. The Commander of the Hosts of Heaven is deploying His troops. His sons and daughters will carry His light and love to the ends of the earth. Where there has been strategies of death and destruction, the spirit of God wants to bring life, love and restoration. Position yourself, let God arise within you, and His enemies will be scattered.
Let us search and examine our ways and turn back to the Lord. Let us lift up our hearts with our hands to God in heaven. Arise! Cry out in the night at the beginning of the watches. Pour out your heart like water in the presence of the Lord.
The anointed One, Jesus, Yeshua, died for the sins of the entire world. That those who believe in His name would have life forever. Those who believe can live their life through Him, who sacrificed Himself for us.
You are of God, dear ones, and have overcome, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. I John 4:4,9
For a few weeks now, I keep hearing the word synchronization. Everywhere I go, I hear it, see it or someone is talking about it. I realized God was speaking to me so I slowed down and asked Him what He wanted me to learn. Get ready, because when you ask this, He WILL answer!
I began with looking up the dictionary definition. Synchronization - to cause to agree in time of occurrence; assign to the same time or period, such as a historical event; to cause sound and action to match precisely.
God’s spirit began to speak to me about the Kingdom of Heaven actually being synchronized WITH earth - specifically with people. I believe God wants His sound and His actions to match precisely with what is occurring here on earth.
I began to look up all the references where Christ spoke about the Kingdom of heaven or the Kingdom of God. After seeing over 21 references, I stopped counting. Jesus seems to speak more about the Kingdom of Heaven than any other topic. This central message regarding the Kingdom formed the basis of His ministry here on earth. As He stood on the mount, He preached, “Seek FIRST the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all other things shall be added to you” (Matthew 6:33). Jesus was clearly admonishing His followers to get their priorities in proper balance.
One of my most favorite occurrences is when Christ instructed His followers to go and tell the good news to everyone and emphatically proclaim that the “Kingdom of Heaven is at hand.’ Can you visualize this? As the men and women who followed Jesus began to disperse themselves into the regions of the land, they would tell others “Look and see! God’s Kingdom has arrived!” With this proclamation, there was an invitation to join in and synchronize their life with the Kingdom of Heaven, which had arrived in their midst.
And so, I began to ponder….. What does it look like when the Kingdom of Heaven is here? What will I see when the kingdom of heaven manifests on this earth? In the book of Luke, Jesus told His followers that ‘the Kingdom of God was within them’ – in their being. In the book of Romans, it is written, “The Kingdom of God is not merely food and drink but, righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.”
Could it simply mean that as we yield our earthen vessels up to God, He synchronizes His Kingdom within us to such a degree that we are able to release it wherever we go? As believers and followers of Christ, we carry the Kingdom within us – His righteousness, His love, peace and joy. Are we releasing this to others as we go about our day to day life?
God wants us to be so filled with His love and understanding, that there is an overflow out of our being that will spill onto others. Draw near to your heavenly Father my friends. Receive all that He is, and get to know Him and His ways. As you do this, your vessel will become so full of God’s peace and love, that it has no choice but, to overflow onto the people surrounding you.
I believe there is coming a day when the children of God will fully understand this concept and move in dimensions where we will begin to see the Kingdom being released to heal the sick, deliver the oppressed and fill others with so much joy they cannot stand. I see the history of the early church moving in these proportions and I hunger to see it happening more today.
Yes, in pockets around the world, we hear of these incidents. However, I want to see it in my community, I want to see it in my local church. I want to experience all the fullness of what Christ suffered and died for -a purchased people who know their God and love His kingdom!
I will conclude with this teaching from Jesus. He spoke in Luke 6:46 and said, “Why do you call me Lord, Lord and not do the things which I say? I believe Jesus is calling out to His believers today to get in tune not only with His name but, also with His teachings. His teachings always pointed to the Father and His Kingdom. His cry then and now, is THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS AT HAND.
Will you synchronize yourself with this heavenly kingdom and release its power towards others? If your answer is YES! start with reading the gospels. Read the entirety of Matthew, Mark, Luke & John multiple times and receive Christ’s words deep into your soul and spirit. I promise you will be changed and you will see changes in others around you!
Nurture God’s presence in your life. As you do this, you will begin to see His power move in and through you. But always remember, love must be the foundation for everything we do. Love is the greatest manifestation of God’s power. It was because of love that Jesus walked in complete obedience. It was because of love that the power of sin and darkness were defeated. Love is the greatest virtue of all!
Jesus only did what He saw His Father doing. Therefore, to move fully in the kingdom of heaven’s realm, we must be people who know real love and recognize God’s voice. When we have eyes to see what God is doing, we can synchronize with Him and become powerful weapons for the Kingdom of God.
Jesus’ message on the kingdom of heaven is a message of hope—for the entire world and for you and your family. It is a reality that God is building His precepts into a people who will carry His love, grace and power to a dying world. All He is looking for are willing vessels.
“God, the Father, has delivered us from the power of darkness and translated us into the kingdom of the Son of His love.”
****Above photo details: I took this picture of one of my dear friends praying for the homeless in our city. The picture reflects Christ’s love being extended to those who are hurting in our community. It only takes a minute to pray with someone and cause them to feel special and valued. Behold, the Kingdom of Heaven is HERE!
What would happen in our life if we believed all of God's word? I mean the totality of His truths - not just the ones we pick and choose? Knowing and embracing ALL of God's promises can really stretch a person. When I read the words, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me", I humbly confess I still struggle sometimes. Maybe you can relate, perhaps you also have wanted to believe and trust God for more in your life, but you don't know how to get there. I believe that one of the keys to getting to these truths is learning to connect with God in our heart and not just in our mind.
One of my favorite people in the bible is King David. As I was reading through the story of young David confronting the giant Goliath, I was struck again with the truth of how much David must have trusted his God. Have you ever pondered why or even how David was able to stand up to a giant when he was only a young lad? How did David push through his emotions and what he saw with his eyes, and actually run towards his enemy? I believe it was because he had taken the time to commune with God and develop a deep relationship with Him - in essence he had learned the art of connecting with God in his heart. As a result, David had an intimate knowledge of the character and nature of the God he loved and served. Out of this revelation of who God was, David was able to accept his own identity - son of the Most High God, and perform amazing feats. It is safe to say that David was a brave young man and I believe that came only as a result of him understanding who he was and knowing who God was for him.
Most people believe and are convinced their identity is based on their behavior - what we consistently do or how we behave becomes the framework for how we view ourselves. Until we truly understand and know who He is, we will continue to think of ourselves based on our performance and live in defeat, even though we have access to a victorious life. Realizing your true identity in Christ is the key that unlocks the door to victory in every area of your life.
In God's Kingdom, our identity is based on the character and nature of our holy Father and our relationship with Him. God declares in scripture that He is good! He demonstrates over and over to His children that He is a good God, who is gracious, compassionate, kind and loving. Our heavenly Father is always calling us to "Come to Him". The invitation stands in the book of Isaiah, chapter 55 - "Come". In Matthew 11:28, Jesus invites the people into a deeper relationship with Him - "Come to Me, all of you who are heavy laden and I will give you rest". And again in Revelation we are familiar with the call - "Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and fellowship with him". Our heavenly Father desires us to come to Him and know Him. He does this because He knows that as we find ourselves bundled up in His nature and goodness, we will find our true identity.
My husband and I have 3 daughters. When they were little, we always told them, "You are a Roitsch. Roitsch's don't lie....Roitsch's don't steal. Anyone in the Roitsch family loves God and serves Him". We taught them at an early age their identity was tied to their name. They behaved according to this belief because they knew they were a Roitsch! As they have grown into young women, our role now is to remind them of who they are. Sometimes we forget. I believe the LORD would say to you today my friend, "Remember who you are. I created you and poured My love upon you. Find yourself wrapped in the completeness of who I am. You are good because I AM good. You can do anything because you have my powerful nature within yourself".
(Ezekiel 36:27; Jeremiah 31:33)
We are not capable of fully moving in God's power until we fully understand who we are. Once our identity is established in our mind and we KNOW who we are and who we belong to, then we will walk in boldness and great strength. Our enemy doesn't want us to know that we have been given a new, divine nature to replace our old sin nature. The good news is that we no longer have to live the way we did before we became part of God's family. We have all we need to stand before the giants in our lives without fear, just like David did, not because of our strengths or abilities, but because our Father has promised to be with us and will fight our battles for us. When we know that we KNOW who we are - Prince's and Princess' of the Universe, sons and daughters of the KING -- all things truly are possible through Christ who strengthens us!!!
"For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons and daughters of God". Romans 8:19 NKJ