("The Unveiling" Series 3, Post 9)
Sunday was Resurrection Sunday. At church, God said:
Oh, what a day. Oh, what a day. OH, WHAT A Day. I am for you. No one and nothing can therefore be truly against you. It is Me they are against. Remember that. But little do they know that at the cross, I already defeated them and their actions. Because of this, I now use everything, EVERYTHING, for My glory and purposes. Everything is, and will always be, filtered through My fingers. History is Mine. I am the Beginning and the End and EVERYTHING in between. Remember My sovereignty My people. Remember My complete control. Victory is Mine now and forevermore and by My wounds you are healed, you have EVERYTHING you need, whether you see it or not. It is all a matter of perspective, an eternal perspective. Everything, everything, everything I have is now yours. My storehouses are full, overflowing. Tap into them by My Spirit for EVERYTHING you need, now and always. EVERYTHING. I AM YOUR EVERYTHING. I am your beginning. I am your end. And your everything in between. Therefore, rejoice. Again, I say rejoice. Rejoice because I always, ALWAYS, take care of what is Mine.
Resurrected. Be resurrected within your mind, your thoughts. Raise your negative thoughts from the dead, from death to life for I AM in EVERYTHING and I AM Life. I am your life, therefore arise My people. Arise and shine. Embrace this new day and season upon you. Embrace Me, My Son, My Spirit and truly come alive for the first time. Let My glory flow freely through you. Let My Spirit flow freely through you. It’s time. Your time is now. I wish to use you My people like never before but I need you fully alive, truly resurrected. No more half-lives. No more sleeping. Wake up oh sleeper for your Savior needs you to rise and shine and testify. Christ explained His true purpose in John 18:37 to Pilot, saying “You say that I am a king. In fact, the reason I was born and came into the world is to testify to the truth. Everyone on the side of truth listens to me.” Your purpose is therefore the same. Testify. Testify. Testify. As His testimony, His resurrection defeated death and Satan once, through you and your testimony HE WILL do it again. Revelation 12:11 My people. We are there. We have reached this season which is why I need you alive, awake, shining, testifying to your Risen Savior. Arise. Arise. Arise. Arise and shine My people, My Stars. We have work to do. We have souls to save and redeem. Too many people remain dead in their sin. Let’s get to work My Bride. Our wedding day is at hand and we want the table FULL. FULL. FULL. FULL. Amen and amen.
Right as I was finished writing, I turned into the worship song and realized that it was perfect, bringing confirmation to the words God had just spoken. The song said: “By your Spirit I will rise from the ashes of defeat. The resurrected king is resurrecting me. In your name I come alive to declare your victory.” That is exactly what God just said, that He wants to resurrect us. He wants us to come alive in order to declare His victory, to testify to the Risen Savior.
The first thing that my pastor did was read John 3:16. He then went onto read verse 17, pointing out the importance of this verse as well and how it is often overlooked. Verse 17 says, “For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.” With that verse what instantly came to my mind was something I had heard on the radio the day before. I heard about a group that protested by ripping up a Bible and throwing it in the trash. Their reasoning was that it was a book of condemnation. Wow. They couldn’t be more wrong. How deceived they are. How they need to hear verse 17 today. How many other people and groups need to hear that verse today along with Romans 8:1 which says, “there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” They have the Bible all wrong, so what is going to change their perspective? Well, as God said, it is going to be our witness, our testimony of the truth.
I had a friend the other day mention that she was ready for Christ to come back and then asked a question alluding to what is God waiting for. I instantly answered her back with the statement “He is waiting because if He returned right now SO many would be lost. He is waiting for His people to rise up and get to work. He is waiting for one final swoop so that as many as possible will be saved.” 2 Peter 3:9 says, “The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.”
I know we are weary. I know the world has gone crazy. But God isn’t simply waiting. He is waiting on us. And like He said, instead of dread this season, we should “Embrace this new day and season.” We can embrace it because God is with us, in EVERYTHING, ready to equip us through His Holy Spirit with great power and strength, with great testimony that He intends to use to change the perspectives of those so deeply deceived and far from the truth. Oh, what a day. Oh, what a season. A season in which God wants to use us. Yes, the world is getting dark, but God has promised that as it does that we, His Stars, will begin to shine brighter. Therefore, we should rejoice! We should believe and rejoice and then GET TO WORK.
My pastor finished his sermon by spending a lot of time on John 20:17 where Jesus says, to Mary “Do not hold on to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father. Go instead to my brothers and tell them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’” I was reminded that God once pointed out to me that this is one of the most, if not the most, important verses in the Bible. It is important because Christ stopped from even ascending to God to point out that His great work NOW also included us, that we too are now also ALIVE again. For Jesus didn’t just say that He was ascending to His Father and His God but also now our Father and our God. He was proclaiming that we now ALL can and will ascend. Death is defeated and true life is NOW. He was proclaiming this truth now, to Mary, for her to take this truth and testify. Jesus stopped to include US, us now fully alive!
And, as God just said in my previous prophetic word, our life and purpose, our testimony, doesn’t end at the cross but begins. The cross, as well as this moment with Mary, proclaim our starting off point and mission now that we are fully alive with Christ. Oh, how we need this reminder, especially as more and more of us seem to be going to sleep and joining the deceived. Wake up oh sleeper, Bride of Christ, we have work to do. We have a wedding to plan, and we want the tables FULL, full with fully ALIVE people. Don’t let Satan distract, deceive, and discourage you, for we know the end of the story and we know that God intends to overcome him ALSO by the word of our testimonies (Revelation 12:11), our great collective witness to the Truth. This is our season. Our time is NOW. Amen and amen.