9 Rise up, you women who are at ease, hear my voice; you complacent daughters, give ear to my speech.
10 In a year and some days you will be troubled, you complacent women; for the vintage will fail, the gathering will not come.
Today’s Inspiration: Whatever things you ask in prayer, believe and you will receive. Matthew 21:22. We stand to lose if we take grace for granted and be complacent. Isaiah 32:9-10. It’s time to labour for the harvest. Ruth in the Bible never knew she would land into such a g great spiritual net. All she did was to go to Boaz vineyard to glean the residue of the harvest for the daily sustenance of herself and her mother-in-law. We always cannot fathom what occurs in the invisible world where God dwells and the next move of God. All we need is to trust Him fully in our heart and commit our lives totally to Him. God is full of surprises for us. Ruth could easily have gone into self- pity but she knew she cannot react in this manner. To do so, would not be to their advantage. They chose to rise up, advance forward and commit their condition to their Saviour and what a huge harvest they reap! God never allow us to be in lack. Ruth 1-4.
The Body of Christ needs to mature and grow into Him who is the head even Christ from whom the whole body being fitted and held together by that which every joint supplies…. Ephesians 4:16. There is a great fitting going on in the spirit and it will increase at all levels. With each new joint there will be substantial growth and relationship for those who are joined. This can only happen when we seek to grow up into Jesus and not just grow up.
God calls for unity in the Body of Christ starting from the home. With unity comes the Lord’s presence. His presence stimulates worship and breaks down all barriers with the leadership because this is where most divisions originate and where they are the strongest. The growing of unity in the church will ultimately revealed the true nature of everyone in spiritual leadership.
What you see in churches today are only converts many of whom have not been led to the Lord. They were led to the church to a personality to a doctrine and in some cases to a project. Some of these think they are important links to the harvest but end up actually part of the harvest getting back to basic foundation- a relationship with Jesus. Well known pastors and ministers are not exempted. His humbling will cause many to question their own relationship with God.
A time is coming when a True pastor is not recognised by the degrees they hold at bible schools nor by their care for people but by seeing our true Shepherd in them. It is Christ in us and in His Body that is the true ministry of the Church. The church is more than an institution and organisation skills they could build. My prayer for you is that you will be enriched in Him, in knowledge and speech even as the testimony of Christ is confirmed in you not lacking in any gift but waiting eagerly for the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 1:4-7. Tonight at TCC I felt led to train intercessors on the heart of a warrior. I hope to see you there. The shepherd’s heart will win the day. God be praised.