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Lord, why are you taking your time?
The Lord is up to something? I hear God saying, have you learned what He is trying to teach you in this hour?
I hear God saying that many of you are spoiled and you are use to getting your own way, and the things that you want when you want them! You have a microwave and Burger King Salvation! But, in order for God to mold you into his perfect image, He is going to have to do some breaking of your bones!
You see, when ever crucifixion would take place the Roman solider would break the person’s bones to help them to stop fighting and to accept there deadly (quickly/ without a struggle) fate! But, when it came to Jesus he did not need his bones to be broken because he gave his life willingly! (John 19:33).
He did this in order for their to be unity in the body of Christ! You see this took both love and patience! This patience that we are talking about here is the capacity to accept (not fight) or tolerate delay, trouble, or suffering without getting angry or upset! All of which our Lord did for us on Calvary! He was our perfect example!
God is trying to reveal to his people something significant within us such as: we, the saints of God, are also represented by the bones of Jesus Christ. “For we are members of His body, of His flesh, and of His bones,” (Ephesians 5:30). This is why it is important that we take on both the characteristics and the fruits of the spirit of our Lord and savior which is patience!
You see, without patience we will get a head of God and make many mistakes and we will never be able to obtain or accomplish the destiny God has in store for us; unlike Christ who had temperance, self control, compassion, mercy and the Love of God in his heart! Even when others rejected and hated him he had the patience to wait it out until the end, but today’s Church lack the faith and the patience to wait and to remain in prayer until God will bring about change!
But, many are crying; My God My God hath thou forsaken me? And you have not endured half and not even a portion of what our Lord endured on the cross!
But, I hear God saying, let patience have its perfect work in you; that you may be perfect, complete and wanting nothing! (James 1:4). Because, if you don’t, you will find yourself easily angry, continuously whinnying and crying, unable to take or go through anything! God wants you to learn how to wait patiently in his presence while he performs his perfect will in your life! For, I hear God saying, “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder (wait patiently) of them that diligently seek him,” (Hebrews 11:6).
In other words while you are waiting, God does not want you standing idly by doing nothing, but get (remain) busy doing Kingdom work; until you are rewarded for your faithfulness and the things that He has promised you!
Let patience possess ye your soul! (Luke 21:19). Because, it will be only by demonstration and power that you will be successful in obtaining the things that God has for you and until you learn this and take hold of it and write it upon your heart you will never be successful in getting ALL that God has prepared for you both in this world and the world to come!
That is why it is taking so long; are you ready to pay the price?
Good things come to those who are willing to wait!
There is a war going on and we are in this race to win!
This morning in prayer I heard God say to press on for the prize!
God spoke to me to tell His people, that we are as though we are in a far land, (Christ Jesus) going through the wilderness, to get to our very own promise land in this season! He said, in this wilderness, the people are like solders in the army of this land; working in God’s army, where there is rough terrain ahead!
You see, just like the children of Israel, who were in the wilderness for many long years, so are you!
He said to tell the people to remain focused with your eyes stayed on Him in this season!
He said that in this army, the enemy has and will pull out all kinds of heavy artillery to stop you from reaching your assigned destiny! He went on to say that the people cannot afford to walk as though they have already attained this (promise land) battle. Neither as they were already made perfect: but it is His desire that they follow after Him and that they strive to obtain and to apprehend this new promise land in Christ Jesus; not by their own hands, or works, but by the hands of the Holy Spirit.
This means that you are going to have to pay close attention to the instructions and what God is trying to tell you as you go through your wilderness period!
You see, God does not want His people to count themselves as though they have obtained this promise land, (because your pride will keep your from seeing the enemy (his strategy) when he comes). Instead, he wants His people to forget about the mistakes (how you got wounded in the army: get up repent, dust your self off and get back in the race) that you have made in the past trying to obtain this new promise land, because dead weights will keep you from running (fighting in this army) to obtain this new promise land that he is trying to give unto you!
So, as a soldier in His army, you are going to have to pull off some stuff (so you will be light enough to run and to fight) which is causing you to be unsuccessful in this army! In fact, you are going to have to take off all the things that are causing you to not be able to move swiftly through the valleys and the ditches that are coming ahead. The things (flesh) that are causing you to not be able to reach forth unto those things which are before you in this season, saith The Lord!
I heard God saying this morning, “Press (with all your might/ push and pull hard with everything that is within you) toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus!” which means that if there is something that will cause you to be removed from this army while you are in it you are going to have to rid yourself of it quickly; before, you are completely destroyed by the enemy: for, God shall reveal even this unto you as you go through the army of The Lord.
You see, even in this army as there are solders there to win; even they must follow the rules, policies, and assignments given to them by there commanding officers; unless, they be accused of going AWOL! God has given us earthly (generals, captains etc.) examples to follow and to help us to stay in this race as soldiers, but it is up to each and everyone of us to stay focused in order to remain in this army!
However, the sad thing is that many will get tired in this army and begin to desert there post of duty! For, I hear God saying that, many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ: whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.
(Philippians 3:13-19) I hear God saying that some will purposely desert this race, this army to go AWOL on the side of the enemy, and those that have went AWOL will have to be eliminated from the race, because they have refused to help there sisters and brothers to make it through the rough terrain!
You see, instead of them picking you up to help you (that have been wounded and hurt) to make it through the desert (the giants etc.) they are the ones with the weapon in their hands to destroy you! But, nevertheless, I hear God saying that you must still press on, remain focused, and keep the faith! Because, I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happens to them all, (Ecclesiastes 9:11).
For, we press towards the mark for the prize of a high calling in Christ Jesus, and I hear God saying run; run all that you may obtain this prize! No matter how the enemy is throwing all kinds of darts, and artillery to take you out! God said that he will never leave you and nor will he forsake you! He is with you, but you must keep your eyes on the prize!
~ Apostle Geraldine Fisher
|Apostle Geraldine Fisherhas a World-Wide-Social Media Net-Work Ministry. Saved for over 30-years, as a Missionary, God moved her into the Office of a Prophet and continues to revealed to her the qualities of a True prophet: humility, humiliation, love others and intercede in prayer as she keeps her own life clean to accurately hear from God. God revealed True prophets draw believers to Christ; NOT wanting or seeking self praise, as the work is about God, not SELF. Since hearing the audible voice of God calling her into prophetic ministry, she has been on this journey, called to intercede and to pray on behalf of others in the ministry as God speaks to her, instructing, directing and dropping a prophetic word for her, to give to others. To prepare her for her prophetic call, God promised He would bringing her to sit and to learn before great men, all of which He did!|