Seek First God’s Kingdom!
I will be away from computer access until November 20th. I’m taking a team of people on a short term missions trip to Africa. We will be ministering in local churches and church planting among an unreached remote tribe. Because of the nature of the trip, I can divulge little detail on this blog. When I return, I will be able to talk about it freely.
On the morning of November 7th, the day after the US election, I was awakened with Revelation 11:15 repeating over and over in my mind. Let me set the stage for your understanding of this scripture.
The book of Revelation has a sequential order to it. In Revelation 4 and 5, God is shown as the Supreme creator with all authority and power. He has a scroll in His right hand, which I believe represents His title deed to planet earth. The scroll contains contents that will begin a process of cleansing the earth of all rebellion and sin created from Satan’s temporary reign since Adam’s sin. The scroll is sealed and only Jesus Christ is found worthy to break the seals and unlock the contents of this scroll in God’s right hand.
Revelation 6 through 8:1 discusses the breaking of these seals on the scroll in God’s right hand. Revelation 8 through 11 discusses the 7 trumpet judgments that are set in motion right after the scroll is opened. These trumpet judgments are God’s wrath against the sin and rebellion to His kingdom, and are enacted to regain His ownership of the earth.
In Revelation 11, the last of the 7 trumpets is blown and we read, Revelation 11:15 Then the seventh angel sounded: And there were loud voices in heaven, saying, “The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever!”
God was saying to me in this verse that the process of Jesus’ return to earth has begun. NOW is the time for us, the church of the Lord Jesus, to set our full attention on God and His kingdom. We should magnify our citizenship in heaven and minimize our citizenship on earth in the US. We are kingdom of Heaven citizens FIRST, and now is the time to SEEK FIRST THE KINGDOM OF GOD AND HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS!
There is one last great revival or outpouring of the Holy Spirit before Jesus returns, and it is NOW. There is a harvest of souls throughout the earth that we must reach. From now on, let’s focus our full attention and efforts on the salvation and deliverance of those who walk in darkness.
Beginning NOW, refuse the attitude of division and strife that Satan is seeking to stir up in America. Every person is precious to God regardless of whether or not you and I agree with their politics or lifestyle! This is HARVEST TIME.
Developing our closeness and intimacy with the Father is a must right now. Spend plenty of time each day in prayer and in the Word. Every day is to be an adventure with the Holy Spirit. He has plans to use you and me to set people free. Look for opportunities that He places before you. Every single day.
I will post again on November 20th or 21st. Until then, feel free to look back over my previous posts and be encouraged! God Bless.