Go beyond your last ability to fear and forgive (John 20).
In John 20, after Jesus died, those things He said began to manifest. On the first day of the week, the disciples were all together, because they thought all they had left was each other. There are times when all you have left to walk with are those whom God has given you.
I want to end up with those He’s given me. Remember, He prophesied that. He said, “I won’t lose one of you who truly wants to follow after Me.”
The disciples locked the door because they believed that the same ones who killed Jesus would come and kill them (v. 19). They were filled with fear. The door was locked, they were assembled, and Jesus came and stood in the midst of them, saying, “Peace be with you.”
He came through a closed, locked door. Are you aware that even if you lock yourself away He can still come in and say, “We can go beyond this place”?
He can say to us, “You might think this is where you’re going to hide out, but I am going to come right on through, into that locked-up place you have sequestered yourself in, trying to become a nun or a monk.
I will find you and bring you right out again, because I want you to go beyond. There is no need to try to isolate yourself in a season of seeing, because I’ll make you so miserable in that place that you’ll get sick of everything you’re seeing there. It will cause you to say, ‘I’ve got to get out of here.’ Your identity is not in that hidden place.”
He showed up in the room the disciples were hiding in and said, “I’m taking you beyond your last ability and where fear is gripping you.” Are you aware that the fear you’re engulfed in is related to what you’re capable of doing?
Some of your fear is because you’re relying upon yourself to pull things off, and you can’t do it. He said to them, “Let Me bring you past that fear, and let Me commission you to go and forgive.” at was the only way they could move forward, and the same holds true for us.
You won’t get to your beyond unless you can get past the signpost called forgiveness. You have to get past sitting, fear, and forgiveness, and then you can go beyond.
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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.