|Isaiah 22:22||I will place on his shoulder the key to the house of David;
what he opens no one can shut, and what he shuts
no one can open. (NIV)
|Psalms 22:22||I will declare your name to my brothers;
in the congregation I will praise you.(NIV)
Imagine night and day worship and intercession, of love and adoration. Imagine standing in a place of agreement, speaking for the heavens opening now. Intense times of impartation and equipping, activation and outreach, and open field gatherings where a young generation of hearts are lost and captured in the essence of Eternity, God Himself. Imagine hearts awakened, creativity unleashed, and the power of God demonstrated in healing, deliverance, and waves of repentance, worshipping God in the beauty of Holiness.
This is what it was meant to be. A Father and His children, looking just like Him. Humble people, worshipping hearts, and clean hands, standing in the place He designed, upon spiritual Mt Zion, adoring, radically worshipping, and losing all they thought they once were, to be exchanged for Eternal Glory.
Prodigals returning home, realizing they never really knew what how good our Great, Great God was. Nations being born again, under the weight of the glory of the Lord.
This is what living Under the Open Skies might look like....
While dreams may get old, dusty, and gray, they burn bright in the heart of the Father. What one generation may have let down, we must pick up again. The banner of truth must be lifted high, and there must go out a call again. We must see this generation return to the faith of our fathers, and see to it that His divine love is made strong in our hearts again. The only way to win is to lay it all down, and the most definate victory always bears its cross.
Do not think that any man's mind could conceive the path, for it is only by His Spirit that His purposes are birthed. Any other vision always results in breakdown, for it is a departure from His path. He is gentle, forgiving, but He demands His way. And, to the people who will yield to it, His yoke is easy, and His burden is ever so light.
Over all the time, over all the rage of the seas, He remains. Our greatest desire, our greatest need, is simply to see, to receive, and to yield. Our only warfare remains where we cannot trust Him. And, the greatest in this Kingdom is one like a little child.
When the movements have all come and gone, and the revival tent has packed up and went, the question that will remain before us all, is: Did we learn to love?
Barring that, all else has been in vain, even the miracles, the great deliverances, and the testimonies. Did you see Him? Did you know Him? Did you let His great love take you past yourself, believing, to see Eternity?
Do not think that I came to abolish the law, but to fulfill it, Jesus said. For, whoever is found breaking and teaching the least of the commandments will be counted least in the Kingdom, for the law was directed to love, as is the Spirit. But, when we are longing, seeking, and stretching ourselves towards more of Him, we will not be disappointed when we find Him when we seek for Him with all of our heart.
And, the creativity will flow. The worship will never cease. Power is manifest. But, the testament to all the world is that we are brought together, united, to one heart, one mind, one spirit, and this One Great Love, which rules over all the entire Earth.
But, there will be only one Lord, and one God, and one ruler over all the Earth. No one will teach his neighbor, know ye the Lord, for they shall all be taught of God.
We look forward to the days of unending praise, unending worship, and unending fire. Maranatha. Come, Lord Jesus, Come.