….. Prophetic Words have been spoken over you.
Why have they not seemed to be manifest in your life?
There is a destiny to which the LORD iscalling you.
It may seem difficult foryou to believe at times, but the LORDhas something planned just for you, apurpose and calling that only you canfulfill.
You may have dreamed about being used of the LORD, or perhaps even prophetic words have been spoken over you. Why have they not seemed to be manifest in your life?
Is there something we should be doing also to lay hold of the purposes and promises of God, so that we might see them come to pass?
One of the biggest problems is that for over 2000 years in the church, we as believers, have been very unaware of the spiritual realm.
The natural realm has become our reality. We live, eat and breathe the natural realm day after day.
Our focus is almost certainly placed upon the natural realm and we look almost solely upon that realm, even though the Word of God tells us quite clearly to look upon the unseen.
“While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal,” 2 Corinthians 4:18 KJV.
When you’re born-again, your reality is not the natural realm, it’s the eternal Kingdom. You are now a Citizen of Heaven, (Philippians 3:20)
We’ve got to identify with the Kingdom of Heaven, and not just identify but also understand and cultivate an awareness of this. The Word tells us to get not just wisdom, but also understanding.
“Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding,”Proverbs 4:7 KJV.
You have a stewardship here on Earth because God put you here, but your stewardship here is to be an Ambassador of the Kingdom.
“Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God,”Corinthians 5:20 KJV.
That’s where your citizenship really is. You hold on loosely to the things of this world and you are to be about the business of the Kingdom; the Kingdom of Heaven.
This requires us to be continually focused on the things of God and His Kingdom.
How can we hold loosely to the things of the world if we are continually focused upon them?
God gives instructions to those who are Ambassadors in the Kkingdom.
When we follow those instructions, we have the things we need to fulfill our purpose in God. One such instruction is knowing the power of the words we speak.
The Words We Speak
When an ambassador speaks, he’s speaking for the leader of that nation.
He’s the mouth-piece of the leader of the nation that he represents. That is you!
Just having the awareness of this fact is revelation that acts as a key. Many wonder why the things they desire in life seem to move in and out of focus without seeming rhyme or reason.
The reason we see, or don’t see something manifest in our lives many times is because of the power of the words we speak. This is a key or a tool for us.
“For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile,”1 Peter 3:10 KJV.
“Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.”Proverbs 18:21 KJV.
What are the words that an Ambassador of the Kingdom should speak?
We should speak only those things that align with the word of God. What happens when we are diligent to speak only those words of life?
Here is the answer found in First John,
“And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: and if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him,” 1 John 5:14-15 KJV.
If we speak according to His Word, we are also speaking according to His will and we have assurance that those things we pray will come to pass.
Ascending into the Heavenlies
Another tool, or provision an ambassador is given is the right and ability to return home on furlough. In the natural, an ambassador who has been sent out, is allowed to come back home and then go back again.
That is you. The LORD also gives this right to the Ambassadors of the Kingdom.
He knows we have need of His presence and He tells us we have open access to Him.
We know from the Word that we are already seated in heavenly places and access is granted.
“And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus,” Ephesians 2:6 KJV.
“Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need,”Hebrews 4:16 KJV.
In addition to having access, in His presence we receive from the LORD His joy and strength to empower us in this journey.
“Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fullness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore,”Psalm 16:11 KJV.
“Then he said unto them, Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send portions unto them for whom nothing is prepared: for this day is holy unto our LORD: neither be ye sorry; for the joy of the LORD is your strength,” Nehemiah 8:10 KJV.
As those who desire to serve the LORD we must access the heavenly realm. The Lord Jesus Himself said…
“Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise,“John 5:19 KJV.
We also know from this woe given against the Scribes and Pharisees that the Lord Jesus confirmed that we have a right to go in to the Kingdom.
“Woe unto you scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, for you shut up the kingdom of heaven against men, for you neither go in yourselves nor suffer those that are entering to go in. Because you have elevated the tradition of the elders, theology of men above the Word of God, and keep people from entering the kingdom of God.”Matthew 23:13.
The Two Realms
The natural realm emanated from the spiritual realm. Natural men cannot discern or understand the spiritual realm.
“But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned,” 1 Corinthians 2:14 KJV.
Redeemed, natural human beings have the potential to discern and understand the spiritual realm.
I say the potential, because again, God releases it. As our Heavenly Father, who loves us more than we can comprehend, He will not release to his people things that will destroy us.
We have the choice concerning those things we think about. Whether we set our affections on things above (the spirit) or on the things of the world (the flesh), is our choice.
At any time in our walk, we can choose to take a truth from God and go our own way, and see ourselves destroyed.
But it is never in the heart of the Father to release to you a revelation that’s going to cause you to stumble and fall.
His whole purpose is for you to grow up into Him and become like Him. The scripture I quoted earlier is one of my favorites… “I can of My own self do nothing”.
That is from the Son of God, the King of Glory.
He said, “I can’t do anything by Myself.”That really puts us in good company, but only when we see the Father doing, do we do.
Is this a problem?
This means we have to see what God is doing.
That is not a problem, rather, that’s a promise.
Jesus said, “The works that I do you can do also and greater.” This means that you can see what the Father is doing.
The Tyranny of the Familiar
It’s religious tradition that keeps us out of the Kingdom.
I have very strong convictions and I am very passionate when I talk about the religious system.
I’m not against people. We’ve all been snared at one time or another and some of us still are, in certain areas of our lives.
What I cannot stand and will not tolerate is a religious spirit that keeps people in bondage.
This spirit is prevalent throughout the earth. We are not talking about the people, but rather a spirit.
We understand that not every tradition is wicked or wrong. We simply need to be aware of the snares of the enemy.
Somebody said years ago, you hold on to the Word of God tightly and the words of men loosely.
I don’t care what stream of Christianity you have come from, you hold on to the Word of God tightly, not the traditions of men.
The Foundational Things
These are just foundational things. These are the things that ground us to be able to walk in the deepest things of God and fulfill His plan in our lives.
We have to be strong on the foundation of the Word.
Many times people miss God because they are looking at the wrong thing.
So many people focused on the spectacular that they miss the supernatural altogether.
Seek Him with an understanding that His Word is truth. Spend time in prayer and worship, read and study the Word.
Listen to the Voice of the Holy Spirit!
Make Him your magnificent obsession and you will see His hand move mightily in your life.
Allow the LORD to show you who you truly are and then live in that revelation.
There is no life like life in Him.
“Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world,” 1 John 4:17 KJV.
For his glory,
~ Bruce Allen
Dr. Bruce Allen, is the founder of Still Waters International Ministries, PO Box 1001 Chewelah WA, 99109 United States. It is Bruce’s passion to see the Body of Christ awaken to their destiny in this hour by equipping them to hear God’s voice and access the reality of the supernatural in every day life.