The passing of the New Year is often accompanied by a positive expectancy in our humanity. If the expectancy is birthed of God, it will surely come to fulfilment, for the seed determines. Just as carrots and onions grow from their respective seed in the right environment, so that which is planted and birthed of God will come to fulfilment……but sons/daughters of the Living God are not grown overnight. It can take a lifetime.
Often during the New Year our humanity craves change and looks at the growth factor. My beloved Heavenly Father “watches over me.” HE LOVES ME. He doesn’t just put up with me! He carries on His business of “growing sons” regardless of the calendar. God is not in time, time is in God. He is never in a hurry but He is always on time for His purposes.
Philippians 2:5 “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus.” LET….has tremendous significance. If I “let” something, then I “allow” it in responsibility and choice. Not my mind but the mind of Christ ruling and over-ruling my mind, for His glory. What is His mind? “He made Himself of no reputation………He humbled Himself…….” Phil. 2:5 – 8. For the student sons and daughters of God, who graduate from the School of Humility, rare gems are produced to God’s glory.
God is unchangeable and so is His purpose for our lives. Father, Son and Holy Ghost are one in unity, and that was Jesus’ prayer for all Believers in John 17:20 – 23, that we would all be one. That prayer is eternal and therefore always current. Jesus is returning for a Bride that “has made herself ready,” Rev.19:7. He is not returning for a Bride that is not ready.
God is preparing a people. How am I responding to His preparations, His work in my life? God is conforming us to the image of His Son. He is using a different set of circumstances in each of our lives to do the same work.
Jesus was one with the Father, unity. Am I one with the Father? Out of Jesus’ unity with His Father came the authority of God and unity with His brethren. Authority speaks of power. So many are seeking the power of signs and wonders with wrong motives, and some have disunity with members of the Body of Christ. It is not my job to put others right, “The Bride must make HERSELF ready”, not others. I need to keep MY heart right before the Lord. “These signs shall FOLLOW them that believe…..” Mark 16:17-18,….. FOLLOW…! – they are not to be pursued after by us.
The greatest miracle that can happen in me is that I may be one with my Heavenly Father, and therefore one with the members of His Body. God never deceives, but He often comes in disguise………..in the form of another member of the Body.
THE HEARTBEAT OF GOD FOR THIS HOUR IS UNITY.