Do we truly recognize the season we are in? Are we fully aware of the historical magnitude of what is taking place? There is a sovereign work of the Spirit that has been preparing us for these days, long before we were even born. There is a supernatural element at work that is far beyond our human comprehension, and the Holy Spirit has been preparing us for some major upgrades.
ONENESS OF THE SPIRIT IS EMERGING
There is a oneness of the Spirit that is emerging in recent years that has come as a result of being pressed. The troubles and pressures that many have experienced, have served as tools to crush our flesh and draw out the life-giving force of the spirit. It is a holy exchange that is totally supernatural and preparing us for the glory to come.
The Lord highlighted this to me recently on a very practical level. In the last two years I have seen a growing phenomenon between Bobby and me. We’ve been married for 34 years and have always had extremely different personalities and perspectives about things. Throughout the early years of our relationship, our communication styles and ways of dealing with circumstances greatly differed and we had to work hard at understanding each other. At times, it was frustrating to find common ground.
But through the years, we have grown more and more into a oneness of heart and mind. Because of our mutual desire for the Lord and things of the Spirit, we’ve actually become more and more “alike.” We’ve even joked lately that he’s becoming more prophetic and I’m becoming more pastoral (which would have seemed impossible years ago)! But, it’s gone even further than that.
In the last two years I have seen a pattern emerge. I will be thinking about something I’d like to do or somewhere I’d like to go. Within the same twelve hours, Bobby suggests the same thing. Other times I will be concerned about a particular issue, but haven’t really mentioned it. Within the same day, Bobby brings it up, saying it’s been on his mind. Then, I’ll be thinking of someone we should meet and he comes within a few hours and says, “Hey, I was thinking about getting together with so and so…,” and it’s the exact same person. Trust me – this is a work of the Spirit! The fellowship of the Spirit is actually making us think like one person.
“So all the men of Israel gathered against the city, united as one man.” (Judges 20:11 ESV)
This is what happens when we grow closer and closer to Holy Spirit. We actually begin to think God’s thoughts. We share the mind and thoughts of Christ! Because He’s thinking about something, we think about it. Because His heart is turned towards something or someone, our heart is turned to it. This is the power of being united in Spirit! He will take people who, in the natural, are completely opposite, and draw them to the same conclusion. As we exchange our flesh for the Spirit, lay down our own thoughts and ideas, and draw closer to Him, we end up drawing closer to one another and collectively, thinking like Him!
This is not only an observation, but an invitation. Because of the coming outpouring of His Spirit upon the earth, He is inviting us to make this exchange of our flesh for His Spirit. It is necessary for us to get out of our “natural” way of thinking and make way for the supernatural. As we get into His presence and turn our hearts towards Him, He comes and makes a trade. Our heart for His. Our thoughts for His. Our desires for His. Our faith for His. Our wildest dreams for His. It’s an incredible exchange that can redeem anything and transform everything.
The good news is, God has already been doing this within the body of Christ, right in the midst of enemy warfare. A oneness of heart and mind is emerging as we are being forced to surrender our control and embrace the Spirit’s directives concerning our future. Even as the enemy presses in, a unity of the Spirit is forming from all the chaos and is preparing the way for the epic changes to come.
A Kingdom exchange of biblical proportions is taking place and displacing the forces that seek to shut us down. The atmosphere is changing. Our collective faith and hope in the Spirit is squeezing out our enemies, and the atmosphere of heaven is permeating the earth.
Do not underestimate this exchange. It is opening up portals to the supernatural and doorways to destiny. Where devils are trying to divide us, the Spirit is uniting us. And nothing can stop a people who are one.
“The hand of God was also on Judah to give them one heart to do what the king and the princes commanded by the word of the Lord.” (2 Chronicles 30:12 ESV)
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BE A HISTORY MAKER (Posted on my Telegram channel last week):
I’ve now heard from at least three different people in the last week (two of them being prophets) that these next “ten years” are going to be critical. Two years ago, the Lord told me to get ready for the next “ten years” (a reference to a time period, not exact years). I knew what He meant. It was not some dire warning of coming trouble. It was quite the opposite. He said that the next “ten years” are going to be a major overhaul and transformation of “church” as we have known it. Our entire culture is about to shift. We are entering a rebirthing and rebuilding time, setting new foundations in place for years to come.
This is but one reason why I know we’re not leaving any time soon. We have been strategically placed and prepared for THIS time of awakening and transformation. As hard as it is going through this death-to-life phase, I can only imagine the holy jealousy of the cloud of witnesses who are seeing this from heaven. Many of them saw this in the spirit while they were alive and continue to watch from their heavenly vantage point (Hebrews 12:1). I believe they are cheering us on from the rafters and continuing to press in for the completion of our mutual assignment.
The Holy Spirit has been increasing our capacity to discern His presence and think like He does. Why? To partner with Him in the day of His outpouring.
This isn’t just about settling an election, defeating a cabal, or cleaning up corruption. We get to be a part of changing history. We get to see, with our own eyes, a supernatural transformation of the Spirit occur on the earth that will be spoken of for generations to come. Don’t let the enemy rob you of this privilege by giving in to frustration, doubt, or cynicism. Now is the time to embrace this upgrade and press in for those greater things.
History makers aren’t swayed by popular opinion or temporary setbacks. They are born and bred to defy the odds and forge new paths. Fueled by a fire that can only come from the Spirit, they are willing to be different and misunderstood, for they are fixed on a prize that few others can see.
Be one of those. Be who you were born to be. The gallery is watching for who will take their place.