Friday, February 23, 2007

God is Breaking Through

We live in the most exciting time in Christian history. God is breaking through. Apparently, it has not been easy. We heard the heart of the Father when He said: “ often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!” (Mt 23:37)

There is the fascinating story in the Book of Daniel alluding to God’s difficulty. (Dan 10:12) Daniel had fasted and prayed for weeks. When God’s messenger finally broke through, he said: “.... from the first day that thou didst set thine heart to understand and to chasten thyself before thy God, thy words were heard, and I am come for thy words. But the prince of the kingdom of Persia (a spiritual power) withstood me one and twenty days: but, lo, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me; and remained there with the kings of Persia.“

These two previous illustrations reveal at least two of the problems God has had getting through to us. In one case He wants to get through, but there is something the people are not doing which will let Him. In the second case,there are powerful evil spirits in the heavenlies blocking Him.

As I said above, our generation is seeing breakthroughs and they are coming to two groups of people with whom I am closely acquainted. I have the good fortune to have in my family, an effective spiritual teacher from each of the two groups.

One group witnessing breakthroughs, takes Jesus at His word when He said:
Mark 11:23-24 "For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.
Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them."

God is honoring that approach with wonderful miracles of healing and prosperity.

The second group seeing breakthroughs, are turning the Great Commandment into behaviors. Lk 10:27 “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength,”

Individually and in groups, they are loving with all their hearts in beautiful
songs of love. They speak love words to Him. They let the Holy Spirit use their vocal chords to speak love to Him. They are dancing before Him with all their strength. And 24/7 their thoughts keep going to Him. They also believe their worship is punching holes in the heavenlies.

And both approaches are working. People all over the world are seeing miracles beyond their wildest dreams. It is a wonderful time to be alive and to be a Christian