By understanding, celebrating, and giving at Firstfruits each month, you gain momentum in the Spirit, and eventually God’s blessings overtake you! This produces a Kingdom mentality in you. You learn to give your best each month! This is so different than tithing! This concept builds within you the call to SEEK HIS KINGDOM FIRST and then WATCH ALL ELSE BE ADDED!
When we quit seeking Him first, we lose momentum! This is a time to gain Kingdom strength and momentum NOW! Matthew 11:12 says, “And from the days of John the Baptist until NOW the Kingdom of Heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force.” This was the statement that the Lord made to John the Baptist’s disciples. John, who had chosen not to move with Jesus in his three year ministry of revolution, was now imprisoned. During this time, he had begun to question the One whom he had paved the way for, to produce the redemption of mankind. Jesus’ ministry was gaining momentum and John’s ministry was coming to a close.
JESUS had just finished His charge to His twelve disciples and left there to teach and to preach in their Galilean cities. Only Philip and Andrew had left John’s wineskin and transferred to keep following the Lord and seeking the Kingdom.
When John heard about the activities of the Lord, he sends some of his remaining disciples to question Jesus by asking, “Are You the One Who was to come, or should we keep on expecting a different one?” And Jesus replied to them, “Go and report to John what you hear and see: The blind receive their sight and the lame walk, lepers are cleansed (by healing) and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up and the poor have good news (the Gospel) preached to them. And blessed (happy, fortunate, and to be envied) is he who takes no offense at Me and finds no cause for stumbling in or through Me and is not hindered from seeing the truth.”
In other words, John, at least remember, believe and SEE what you prophesied in the past manifesting now! Follow hard! Do not get offended and stumble over something that I am doing differently!
The same is with us. This is the time that many prophesies from the past season are manifesting. We must not look away and quit following because they are coming about in ways we did not expect. We must not get offended by the changes coming into our methods, messages and worship structures. We must keep seeking first and not get shaken and lose momentum.
You are in a KINGDOM that cannot be shaken! ( Hebrews 12:27,28) Unspiritual and carnal man cannot understand or SEE this Kingdom! W e become carnal when we lose the process of seeking Him first! Jesus taught and imparted an understanding of Kingdom! Kingdom manifestation has a perfect timing!
Meditate on Proverbs 3:5-12, Matthew 11:12, and Hebrews 12:27-28.
Chuck D. Pierce
Glory of Zion International Ministries
|Charles D. “Chuck” Pierce serves as President of Global Spheres, Inc. (GSI). This is an apostolic, prophetic ministry used to gather and mobilize the worshipping Triumphant Reserve worldwide. GSI facilitates other ministries and participates in regional and national gatherings to develop new Kingdom paradigms. Peter and Doris Wagner complete the leadership team of this new wineskin. Chuck is President of Glory of Zion International Ministries, a ministry that aligns Jew and Gentile and is known for his accurate prophetic gifting which helps nations, cities, churches and individuals understand the times and seasons in which we live.|