Psalm 62:5 - "For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him."
Our world today is very noisy, busy and at times stressful. When you feel stressed or frustrated, go somewhere that is silent -- your soul will begin to calm down. Inner peace and quiet are vital for hearing from God or sensing the direction He wants us to take.
Outer silence helps promote inner silence. Learn to love silence and you will be more inclined to hear the still, small voice of God. At a time when Elijah desperately needed to receive direction from God, he had to wait until all the noise passed, and only when he was in a gentle stillness did he hear the still, small voice of God speaking to him. (1 Kings 19:11-12)
Philippians 4:12,13 - 12 I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. 13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
What God is doing now is so beautiful, it is so glorious and His timing is perfect. Rest in Him, let the excitement build, worship Him, and set your heart to Him as your true north and delight in His heart. Be content in JESUS (Philippians 4:12-13). The secret of contentment is being revealed to His people now in deep, deep ways... the secret is... JESUS!
Marinate yourself in His presence, in His love, in His Word. The more you marinate, the more you will accelerate. The enemy wants to steal the acceleration that the Lord is bringing into your life through striving. Relax and marinate in His beautiful, glorious love, goodness and wonderful nature. See the oneness of your heart with His love flowing into it. Heaven on earth is going to be a reality in your life in explosive ways.
Revival fire is on the horizon. You are going to see His face and know His heart as you press in. His love will overtake you!
John 7:38,39 - "Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them. By this he meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were later to receive..."
Christ calls us to believe in Him, confident that the Holy Spirit will work powerfully in us according to the measure of our faith in Christ. The surest way to remain filled with the Spirit is to focus our attention on Christ.
Begin every morning in the presence of God and there commit yourself to Christ, trusting Him to accomplish His work in you.
Thank the Father for the gift of the Holy Spirit, which enables the love of Christ to flow through your spirit into others.
Wear the crown of glory that He would have you wear uprightly. Lay down any identity that man would come with. Man would come and try to push His crown off your head, and put upon it a counterfeit identity.
Lay down all these things that rush into your mind – to where you cannot even come into His presence, because your mind, your spirit, is somewhere else.
Call everything that would command you to give up dreams and visions and hope – command it to be cast behind you, for it is of the enemy.
Let His Spirit rule and reign. Let Him begin to flow out of you – with discernment, with knowledge, with worship. Practice this when you're alone.
"My soul, wait in silence for God only, for my hope is from Him. He only is my rock and my salvation, the rock of my strength, my refuge is in God. Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us." - Psalms 62:5-8
"....if the Spirit of Him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by His Spirit that dwelleth in you." - Romans 8:11
"For you have not received the spirit of bondage again in fear; but you have received the spirit of adoption whereby we cry, Abba Father...And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ..." - Romans 8:15,17
The Spirit brings us to a place where we see that we are sons of God -- not only sons but heirs, and not only heirs, but joint-heirs. If the Spirit of God that raised Jesus from the dead is in you, that power of the Spirit is going to quicken your mortal body and lead you to believe that you may lay hold of ALL the promises of God.
We see also the power of the Spirit in sonship in raising us up, and pressing us onward to translation through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and His CALLING on our lives. The moment we come into the knowledge of Christ we are made an heir of heaven. By the Spirit, we are being changed into the image of the Son of God, and it is in that image that we can definitely look into the face of the Father and see that the things we ask for are done.
THE GLORY OF CHRIST IN US
"...we shall be like Him; for we shall see Him as He is" (1 John 3:2).
It does not mean that we shall have faces like Jesus, but have the same Spirit. When they look at us and see the glory, they will say, "Yes, it is the same Spirit," for they will see the luster of the glory of Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit is working in us and bringing us to a condition where we know He is doing a work in us. God wants us to be so filled with the Spirit, and walk in the Spirit, that while we live here on earth our heads will be right up in heaven so that each day may be the day we go up with Him.
HIS SON IN ME
If you stand on the truths that God has given, you will see how God will make everything move so that you may be conformed to the image of His Son.
"But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb, and called me by His grace, to reveal His Son in me, that I might preach Him among the heathen..." - Galatians 1:15,16
Before we were ever born He purposed in His heart to do mighty things in us. Are you going to refuse it, or are you going to yield? 1. If you yield, He will put in you a living faith, and you cannot get away from the power of it. 2. How amazing it is that we can be so transformed that the thoughts of Christ will be first in our minds. 3. How blessed that when everybody around you is interested in everything else, you are thinking about Jesus Christ.
RISING TO THE PLACE OF SONSHIP
It is the purpose of God that you should rise into the place of sonship. Don't miss God's PURPOSE for your life. "...and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified" (Romans 8:30) God wants to make of you the firstfruits, and separate you unto Himself. The glorification is still going on, and is going to exceed what it is now.
Romans 8:11 - "If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you."
The measure of your true potential is in your spirit. God has always intended that we would always live from the inside -- from the spirit-man in communion with the eternal Spirit of God. Without that relationship, you are limited to the potential of your soul and your body. "For those who are according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who are according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit" - Romans 8:5.
The calling in Christ for your life is written in the book described in Psalm 139:16. Discover and understand His purpose for your life.
"that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, the eyes your of heart being enlightened, in order for you to know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints,- Ephesians 1:17,18
Luke 13:16 - "And ought not this woman, a daughter of Abraham whom Satan bound for eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the Sabbath day?”
The teaching that says that sickness is actually a blessing in disguise, because the Lord is working His plan in one's life is not found in scripture. Nowhere do we find Jesus refusing to heal anyone. His actions are proof enough that it is always God's will to heal!
Jesus provided for physical healing as well as forgiveness of sins. The very word save (Greek "sozo") is translated "made whole" in reference to physical healing. James 5:15 says "the prayer of faith shall save (sozo) the sick".
Many scriptures mention the healing of our bodies in conjunction with the forgiveness of our sins. Healing is part of our salvation, just as much as the forgiveness of our sins.
It is God's will that no one should perish, but many do because of their unbelief. Likewise, it is God's will that we all be healed, but not all are healed because of failure to believe.
1 Corinthians 1:30 - "And because of him you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, righteousness and sanctification and redemption,"
Sanctification does not mean anything less than the holiness of Jesus being made ours manifestly.
The one marvelous secret of a holy life lies not in imitating Jesus, but in letting the perfections of Jesus manifest themselves in our mortal flesh. Sanctification is "Christ in you." It is His wonderful life that is imparted by faith as a gift of God's grace.
Sanctification is not drawing from Jesus the power to be holy; it is drawing from Jesus the holiness that was manifested in Him, and He manifests it in us. Sanctification is an impartation, not an imitation.
Question to ask myself: Am I willing to believe Jesus for the sanctified life in Him, that He is living through me?