God is in a MOOD!

God is in a MOOD!

I am sitting here this cold Monday morning looking outside at the ice and snow covered ground contemplating on the “MOOD of God”!  Having grown up in a Pentecostal ministers home I am well aware of the mood or season changes of God.  We are however at a place or season where the mood of God is quite different and is causing the established church to rethink the methods that we have established.  What did work for us is now NOT working as effectively because God is in the MOOD for change and enlargement.   The plan and purpose that God has for His church is not weak or frail that it can not withstand the travail of creation.  God has a way of doing things and sometimes as with the seasons or moods is to lead us into a direction or path that will embrace all of mankind instead of just those that think and act like us.

His MOOD is not one of judgment or condemnation it is a MOOD of delight but stern direction for the greater good of the whole.  It is time to look outside of how we have always done it…..the church has had a tendency to be antiquated and outdated with limited vision.  His true church is arising with fresh vision that is relevant and cutting edge, knowing the moods of God and know how to change with the seasons.  My good friend Dr. Kelley Varner always said “the worst place to be is where God used to be”.  Our chronological age sometimes can keep us stuck in a past way of doing things and dwarf the growth of the NOW church.  It is apparently clear that we must continue to move and flow with the moods and seasons of God even if that means to abort our methods and embrace a new vision.

I often think of the 2 and 1/2 tribes that did not cross the Jordan river but camped on the wilderness side.  They looked on from a far while the majority of the tribes possessed what ALL of the tribes were promised to possess?  They enjoyed  watching others inherit, they saw the benefit and the procedures of the new found land but NOT willing to cross over and do things differently.

The church of God is to be successful and effective not pitiful and poor.  We are not just hanging in there  until something better comes along.  What is the thing God wants for His Church doesn’t look anything like what we have presently.  Are we going to be offended and refuse to cross over or are we going to check in on the mood of God and adjust ourselves and methods accordingly?

Divine frustration comes to point us in another direction….if you will be honest you will admit with me that there has been a bit of frustration with how things have been progressing with the Church.  WE pack a big punch when it comes to the Revelation of Jesus but I think we have to know that our relevancy meter has not registered in the higher marks.  While I know it is not about making a grade it is still about changing the lives of people and building relationship and bridges to empower them for greatness.   Our motives may be good but our methods must change!

I write this to cause you to ask yourself this question….am I being relevant with the gospel that I preach?  To be continued……..

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You are the catalyst for dynamic change in the earth.

You are the catalyst for dynamic change in the earth.

There is a definite change in the atmosphere and we are positioned in the earth to be the catalyst of this dynamic change.  We have been well equipped with the understanding of who we are in Christ.  Now is the  time to arise because of WHO we are and begin to GO into the world and make disciples of the nations.  We are the mobile army of God in the earth going forth to possess territory that is our inheritance.  If we retreat because of world conditions or our financial status or our situation we become powerless and impotent.   We must re-examine what God is doing in the earth and do it with Him.  I ran across this post by Lance Wallnau and thought was very relevant to what God is saying and wanted to share it with you.

 

YOU DON’T NEED TO FEAR THE FUTURE:

You are not called to create a future; you are called to discover it. God prepared works for you to do before you were born. He has your tomorrow scripted. Even martyrdom is no random event. Jesus gave Peter details about his death years in advance and told him that this was how he would glorify God. Still, Christians are nervous, and a whole armada of end time teaching is feeding believers who fear the continuing collapse of culture and emergence of an end time Babylon.

Consider if the opposite may be true:

  1. What if you were built to excel in Babylon? If as we believe “darkness shall cover the earth” than the second part is true as well – “But the Lord will rise upon you and His glory will appear upon you.” (Isa 60:2) What if the problems of the last days are actually the platform for your promotion?
  2.  You have a call on your life and a work to do. You glorify God by “finishing the work” He called you to do. (John 17:2)  The level of complexity in the problem that you solve shapes the degree of glory you demonstrate.
  3. Joseph, David and Daniel all entered their circle of greatest influence when they solved the greatest problem in the sphere they were called to occupy. Think about that. It is that way for you as well.

The key to everything is YOUR ASSIGNMENT.

  • Your assignment is an invitation to push your capacity to a new peak. Your assignment is a problem waiting for you to show up to solve it.
  • Caleb was in his 80’s when he said these memorable words, “Give me my mountain.” How did he see giants? “They shall be bread for us.” The giant problem you solve is how you get your bread. The same spirit of faith that was in Caleb is in you.
  • Fear by its very nature will paralyze you and cause you to hesitate and hold out at your present level. However, when you stop going up you stop growing up to full stature, in fact the root meaning of the word “mediocre” is “half way up” the mountain.

You can do better, no matter what level of success you have achieved because there are invisible leverage points that enable you to earn more and accomplish more with less sweat. These are called “spiritual force multipliers.” You don’t build a brilliant future by fixing your faults, but by investing time, money and training in the area of your gifts. That’s where you excel, and as a believer the place of your assignment is where the excellent spirit operates through you.

GO and visit Lance Wallnau’s blog @ Lancelearning.biz

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