The world today needs more than seasonal redemptive help from the Lord, in these trying times when humanity is at the centre of insurmountable troubles.
You and I need regeneration; a renewed commitment to God flowing from genuine repentance or a forceful mental U-turn towards the weightier matters of God. We can only access the glory realm when our hearts are gripped with reverential fear towards the Holiness of His word in true obedience. Without proper spiritual alignment to the procedures of Zion, we are doomed by our carnal impulses. This confidence in the flesh has disappointed us since the fall of man. (See Phil 3:3)
Unfortunately, we have not learned that life is on the full course when it is built on the sure foundation of Christ. Jesus speaks on this foundational basis: “Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.” Matthew 7:24-25 KJV
Regeneration is when God comes down to the site of the worst disaster in the universe – us sinners – and completely removes the deadly, toxic elements at the core of our being.
From Easton’s Bible Dictionary, Regeneration is only found in Matthew 19:28 and Titus 3:5. This word literally means “new birth.” The Greek word so rendered (palingenesia) is used by classical writers with reference to the changes produced by the return of spring.
In Matthew 19:28 the word is equivalent to the “restitution of all things” (Acts 3:21). In Titus 3:5 it denotes that change of heart elsewhere spoken of as a passing from death to life (1 John 3:14); becoming a new creature in Christ Jesus (2 Corinthians 5:17); being born again (John 3:5); a renewal of the mind (Romans 12:2); a resurrection from the dead (Ephesians 2:6); a being quickened (Ephesians 2:1; Ephesians 2:5)” (www.bible.com)
AWAKE, THOU THAT SLEEPEST
We are desperately calling on the Lord to fix our many problems, but I deeply believe, without any iota of doubt, that the Lord is also calling us to renewal.
He is using your current situations to stir your heart for passionate rededication of our lives in the secret place. When we first respond to His beckonings in true repentance, His glory will also shine forth upon our lives, and the chronic burdens of this life’s disappointments shall be broken permanently off our shoulders.
1 Thess 5:6 – “So then, we should not be sleeping like the others; we should be awake and sober.”
Eph 5:14 – Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light
Isa 52:1 – Awake, awake; put on thy strength, O Zion; put on thy beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city: for henceforth there shall no more come into thee the uncircumcised and the unclean
THE DISTRACTION IS REAL: I tell you the truth, the distraction is real. We have looked away from Christ, focusing on ”things” instead of looking unto Him. To look unto Jesus means to break free from the distraction scattered all over the places that lure you away from Him. It means to Break free from the influence of idols and return to proper devotion where the Kingdom of Christ finds expression in your mortal being. We can’t serve God and other gods.
We are most often distracted by the issues of life, to the extent that the reason we live is a far cry from His purpose; pursuing only miraculous help from him. We refuse to turn away from our old ways in order to be established in faithful devotion to Him. This is how we enter into the realm of God’s glory… through submission of our wills and pleasures to Christ. We become a conduit of supernatural ability because our eyes are fixed only on Him; exchanvimgmour weakness for His glory ( See Heb 12:1-2, 1 Cor. 3:18) There are great consequences when we turn away from the Lord and worship other Gods…
““The Temple is now greatly honoured, but then everyone who passes by it will be amazed and will ask, ‘Why did the LORD do this to this land and this Temple?’ People will answer, ‘It is because they abandoned the LORD their God, who brought their ancestors out of Egypt. They gave their allegiance to other gods and worshipped them. That is why the LORD has brought this disaster on them.’ ”” 2 Chronicles 7:21-22 GNB
BACK TO CHRIST: We are living in a season when the Lord is calling His Church back to himself. Yes, everything around us indicates that nothing else in this world can hold us in alignment with our truest essence without the God of Jacob being at the centre of our devotion
Cries of help and heartfelt prayers have been poured into the heavenly sanctuary of God by global intercessors and many passionate believers who are standing in the gap, that God will rescue humanity from the cruelty of COVID-19, which still hangs over our heads like a dark cloud.
The hearts of men are bound with many questions: When will this pandemic end? When will everything become normal again? Will I have my life back as it was in the past? We are sandwiched between uncertainties and insecurities, from the high places of power to the living room of families who are still struggling to figure out what out to be done
WILL YOU BE SILENT FOREVER, OH GOD: It may seem like God is silent, and nothing will come out of our labour of faith and the invocations for His presence, (those pressing in hope and prayer) which is able to sustain and restore us back to the years the locust has eaten, and the grasshoppers have destroyed
In the midst of the whirlwind’s, darkness, and fear, the Lord still reign, and he administers hope and peace into the hearts of the people who are prophetically connected to His will. God is not silent… He waits on us for ”a response.” The prophet Isaiah echoes the heart of the father;
Isaiah 25:7-8 GNB – 7 Here he will suddenly remove the cloud of sorrow that has been hanging over all the nations. 8 The Sovereign LORD will destroy death for ever! He will wipe away the tears from everyone’s eyes and take away the disgrace his people have suffered throughout the world. The LORD himself has spoken!”
Today, hold this truth dear to your heart. The Lord himself has spoken. His word is progressive. What He said through the prophets still echoes within our timed. Therefore, Stand strong as a good soldier of Christ and contend for the faith. He will surely heal our land. Death has no hold over you in any area of your life, and disgrace will not be your portion. God, the sovereign Lord will destroy death forever! The word of God evokes power and deliverance. God, your Father in heaven assures you and i, that he will suddenly remove the cloud of sorrow that has been hanging over the nations.
Do you believe that? It is time to seek His face. It is time to yield ourselves to the Holy Spirit, to change our hearts towards God with love, faith, consecration and obedience to His will on earth, and he will surely rule mightily in the affairs of men.