Friday, 31 August 2007

Who is on the Lord's side? (2)

I went to meet someone at a Christian conference yesterday, and in the course of our meeting I learnt about recent happenings in the States. Well-known ministers separating and another couple fighting in a parking lot! Heart-breaking really, but not entirely surprising.

The line of demarcation is getting clearer in the Church. God's people will have to make a choice between serving God or honouring man. We have become a bunch of idol worshippers with no concept of who the real God of the universe is. Our religious system is so deceptive that we have no idea that God is no longer in the midst.

We can continue to excuse the faults of these Christian celebrities and blame their demise on 'the work of the devil', but the truth of the matter is, we are either on the Lord's side or not. A reformation has begun and we are either flowing with God or resisting Him.

May the Lord touch our hearts and return us to the path of truth.


Tuesday, 21 August 2007

Who is on the Lord's side?

Now, things are getting serious in the church world. A great shaking is already on the way, to separate between the true and the false. The Lord is giving a clarion call to His people, summoning those who are ready to identify with His truths completely. He is calling such to stand aside - on His side. All others would be cast far away from His glorious presence.

There can no longer be gray, lukewarm expressions of the faith. We either love Him totally or we do not love Him at all. Only those who love the Lord with all their being will live for Him unreservedly, and be used of Him to shake the nations of the earth. So, are you on the Lord's side? Rise up and be counted!

Lord, I am totally, completely sold out for You! My food is to do Your will and finish Your work!


Monday, 20 August 2007

Here I am, Send Me!

I can hear the voice of heaven calling out to the earth, to the Church of the Lamb; "Who will go for us? Who will take responsibility for the nation?" I looked back and realised the voice was directed at me. I could not say, "Here I am, send my brother," for the real question was: "Are you available for me to use?"

But... "No buts please. It's either a 'yes' or a 'no'. And for your information, if you do not step up and step out, I will continue seeking but the death of a nation would be required of you..."

No easy challenge, I say. My 'but' stemmed out of my weaknesses, but the Lord uses the weak to defeat the strong; He uses the foolish to confound the wise. God's strength is perfected through the weakness of man, so that all the glory will be directed to Him alone.

So, here I am. My soul says 'yes'. For this reason was I created, to say 'yes' to God's will, whatever the summons.

Father, I surrender to You with all my heart. Indeed, there is a task to be done in the earth. Let there be no more searching as I make myself available to you. I know I can rely on Your grace to carry out Your assignment. In the days of Your power, Your people shall be willing. Amen.


Saturday, 18 August 2007

Something is happening in the earth!

It is one thing to declare a prophecy and another to see its fulfilment. We are, I believe, living in a season when a great number of end time prophecies will find their fulfilment. There is no stopping what God has started. He will finish His sentence upon the earth with speed.

These are no fancy words. A great shift in the face of Christianity is underway, from religion to kingdom life. It is no more a prophetic declaration; the time appointed is manifesting on our calendars! Those who fear God will be in the centre of this shift, while those who are satisfied with the status quo will be oblivious to what is doing. It will affect them, nonetheless, in a ground-shaking way!

I choose to position myself in the centre of God's will, pursuing God's will and seeking His kingdom. Every other thing in life will take care of itself.

Father, thy kingdom come, and thy will be done on earth as it is done in heaven. Amen.


Monday, 6 August 2007

Finding rest

We drove about 70 miles away from home today to have a break from the daily routines of life. Much needed rest after endless weeks of work and activity. Sometimes, one needs to leave familiar settings to refresh both body and soul. Solitary places, quiet places; these are all good for seasons of refreshing.

How far would you go to find rest? 70 miles? 50 feet up a mountain? The park next door? The secret place? Whatever it may cost, find rest in the Lord your God.

Lord, thank you for times away. May my heart be refreshed in your presence. Amen.


Sunday, 5 August 2007

Behold, I make all things new!

Just came back from a dear sister's 50th birthday celebration. It was glorious indeed! On the way to the party, I heard the Lord say, "Behold I make all things new." I understood what He meant straight away. 50 is now the new 40 in our day and age!

How many more years do you have till you reach 40? What about 50? The truth is, you still have a lot of opportunities to fulfil destiny. 50? No problem! Moses started his mandate at the age of 80! God can still make all things new in your life.

We give up too soon. We become age conscious and rule ourselves out of fruitful service. As long as we have the breath of life in us, purpose can still be pursued and fulfilled. God will give much grace for the race ahead. He will make all things new in your life!

Father, I thank you for grace. Thank you for renewing my strength in the Holy Ghost. Indeed, through you I can run and not be weary and walk without fainting because you are making all things new in my life. Thank you Jesus! Amen.


Friday, 3 August 2007

Keeping it hot!

It is not enough to be hot; we have to maintain the fire of the Spirit and fan our passion to continuous flame. If care is not taken, the icy world of cares and worry will cool off the once-on-fire heart. Great responsibility it is, to keep ourselves hot in and for God.

Spiritual fire is maintained from the inside out; not from the outside in. Conferences and programmes may have an effect, but if we do not learn how to ignite our inner man in the secret place, abiding in close proximity to the Consuming Fire Himself, we run the risk of being mere cold conference attenders. God needs those who will affect their communities with the fire they carry; not those who get dampened by the community. Destiny is only fulfilled where there is passion - red hot passion.

So, keep it hot and never give in to the surrounding iciness. Sooner or later, one will crumble in total subjection - hopefully the surrounding and not you!

I am on top and not beneath! I am hot and not cold! I abide in Your presence most high God and delight in the words of Your mouth. Set me alight continually for your glory and let the world see Your light in me. Amen.


Thursday, 2 August 2007

The lukewarm heart

Cold, lukewarm, hot. Three possible states of the believer's heart. The Lord prefers hot and detests lukewarm. Cold he would not even touch. The problem with lukewarm is that it can give an initial impression of being good enough but once employed, it proves distasteful. Lukewarm may not be cold, but it should not pretend to be hot.

Which am I? How does heaven rate me? Am I useful in the hands of the Master? Am I hot enough for the Spirit of Truth? My God is a consuming fire and if I will walk with Him, I must learn how to burn. If I am not comfortable with burning, I will end up being burnt!

O God, set me ablaze with your holy fire and zeal! May I burn through and through for your glory and praise. Touch my heart with the coals of your altar. Here I am, O Lord, send me. Amen.


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