In the beginning of this year, we sensed the Lord telling us about a new era and a new season He is bringing about in 2010. There is a supernatural shift that is already happening in the spiritual realm which we will see more clearly during these days.
The devil has tried to pull down the Church through different ways, but Christ is very active in building His Kingdom through His people. There is a new generation rising up who are not interested in religious activities but in the real presence and power of God.
These are days of revival around the world. The Lord is raising up a generation of courageous disciples who will stand with Him and rescue lives from the clutches of the enemy. Ephesians 5: 16 (CEV) says, “These are evil times, so make every minute count”. Consider every minute of your life as precious.
One major thing many churches have downplayed in the last season was on discipleship. Events and activities were on the forefront. Many came to Christian events. But there was meager consistent teaching of the whole truth of God’s Word. This produced fewer disciples and more participants. But in this new season, the tide is turning and there is evolving a new thrust on discipleship.
In this new season, there is going to be a fresh move in evangelism. Believers are going to share the Good News with passion, boldness and grace. They are going to live clean and help others get cleaned up.
God is extra patient because He wants everyone to turn from sin and no one to be lost. That is why Jesus has not yet come to take His Church to His heavenly home. So arise and shine! Rise up early everyday and spend time with God. Study the Bible and meditate on God’s Word. Pray and intercede as the Holy Spirit guides. Follow Christ passionately.
The Lord’s glory is upon you. Don’t wait for the feelings to come to share the love of Christ with people in your community. When you open your mouth and start sharing the gospel, you will see great transformation in them and you will experience joy unspeakable. Join hands with the pastor of your church. If you are not attending a Bible based church, decide to join one and get disciplined there.
Don’t waste time. As we read above, every minute counts in the Kingdom of God. As one Korean car company stated, “If one employee gets three minutes late for the job, we lose one car!”, how much more we, as Christ disciples, must take our work seriously to rescue people from evil traps and bring them into the safe hands of Jesus!
When you seek the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, God will work for you on your behalf. He will fight the battles for you. He will be your advocate. He will give you the wisdom and the resources to conquer your struggles.
May God help you to discern the moment!
May God help you to stand for Christ and bring many to Christ!
– – – By Joe Abraham & Ancy Joe