When I think about my time, I realize that most of it has been spent with the bride, who is the church, and building relationships. That is not a bad thing to do, but if I don’t know the groom, how will I know His heart for His bride?
One thing I see is that people want to be known by the bride and spend most of their time with the bride, but my question is, why? Is it because these people are wanting a ministry or money?
When we spend our time with Jesus, who is the groom, and get to know His heart and what pleases Him, then and only then can we fulfill our purpose on the earth, only then can we do what the Father has called us to.
When we know who Jesus is and who He says we are, then we will understand why to do the things we do. It is only in Christ that we can truly be who we are called to be.
If you don’t know the “why” to what you are doing, stop doing and spend time getting to know the groom, who will give you all understanding though the Holy Spirit.
When you leave His bride she should be thinking of the groom and how amazing He is; she should not be thinking about you.
When you see the invisible you can do the impossible.
Spend time with the groom and then walk in His grace given you.
When Jesus arrived in the villages of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “What are people saying about who the Son of Man is?” They replied, “Some think he is John the Baptizer, some say Elijah, some Jeremiah or one of the other prophets.” He pressed them, “And how about you? Who do you say I am?” Simon Peter said, “You’re the Christ, the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” Jesus came back, “God bless you, Simon, son of Jonah! You didn’t get that answer out of books or from teachers. My Father in heaven, God himself, let you in on this secret of who I really am. And now I’m going to tell you who you are, really are. You are Peter, a rock. This is the rock on which I will put together my church, a church so expansive with energy that not even the gates of hell will be able to keep it out. “And that’s not all. You will have complete and free access to God’s kingdom, keys to open any and every door: no more barriers between heaven and earth, earth and heaven. A yes on earth is yes in heaven. A no on earth is no in heaven.” – Matthew 16:13-19, The Message
Did you catch it? When you hear from the Father and find out who Jesus is, then you also find out who you are.
Who you are is found in Jesus, so if you don’t know who you are or what you are about, find Jesus. It is true that in Jesus we live and move and have our being.
Then all authority is given you. A yes is a yes; a no is a no.
When you seek Him you will find Him and understand your purpose.
Will a man rob God? yet ye rob me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings. Ye are cursed with the curse; for ye rob me, even this whole nation. Bring ye the whole tithe into the store-house, that there may be food in my house, and prove me now herewith, saith Jehovah of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it. And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast its fruit before the time in the field, saith Jehovah of hosts. – Malachi 3:8-11. ASV
I think this may be one of the few places that the Lord says test Him.
But when we do, look at the blessings.
One question that I want to ask. What or who is the storehouse?
I think it is an important question that we need to know the answer to.
Ask the Father where or who is your storehouse.
You would think it was weird if someone came to your house for a visit, and when you opened the door they just stayed in the doorway and wouldn’t come in the house. You would say “Come in,” but they’d say “No, I am fine in the doorway.” It would be hard to enjoy your time with them if they never came into your home.
So many people stop at receiving Jesus as savior and never come into all that the Father has for them.
Jesus is the doorway to all that the Father has for us who believe.
Then some receive the Holy Spirit and come into a new understanding of being sons and being part of the Father’s family, and are just happy to be in the family.
Both are good, but still just part of what the Father has for us.
It is time to know the authority that has been given you to establish the Father’s kingdom on the earth. When His kingdom comes it destroys the kingdom of darkness.
The blind see. The dead are raised. The sick are healed. The demons are cast out.
Now that we have believed in Jesus and have been baptized in the Holy Spirit, it is time to move in the authority that Jesus has given us, to see the Father’s kingdom established.
The earth is the Lord’s and His purpose will prevail.
Let us be all that the Father has purposed us to be in Christ. It is the Father’s pleasure to give us His kingdom. It is time to be a doer and not just a hearer or watcher.
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God has called us to be rulers, not reactors.