Part 1 — The Brilliance of His Plan
We are living in a time of waiting, a time of great impatience among many people.
It occurs to me this morning (November 13, 2023), while listening to worship music, that just as a great worship song will often begin low and slow, and then grow in strength and intensity as it proceeds and as more voices join in, so is His Great Work that is happening on the earth at this time.
His Work, His Song, has started low and slow, and we hadn’t even noticed it, because we perceived it as just more of the noise in our minds, or more noise of the enemy’s distractions.
But as time goes forth, His Work is picking up momentum. It is picking up more voices, our voices, standing in worship, prayer, declaring His Word (which is declaring Him); standing in the public arena; being bold to speak the truth without offense.
We are standing in an established faith, a faith that moves us forward with the elementary principles of christian fundamentals, into a glorious realm of the fullness of His Kingdom, in understanding, without our religious limitations.
His Work is a supernatural, divine song that we sing with Him, in unity with our God and King! As our voices join His, the power of His Song, His Work, will unleash His Plan in the world.
Our participation is part of His Brilliant strategy to prepare His Bride, a Bride made worthy by Her Spotless King.
His was never a Solo plan. His has always been a plan of unity with Him, in the Love of our King and Bridegroom.
He is transforming our very lives into a song of worship to Almighty God! The sword in our mouths cuts down the darkness that has overtaken the earth — not the people.
Our unity with the Godhead joins us not only to Him, but to all He does, all He desires, all He died for.
The Cross, His death, is our starting line; our destiny lies in the divine race that lies ahead of us. It is the space of time between the Cross and eternity!
“Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.” Hebrews 12:1-2
Part 2 — Our Privilege
On June 9, 2022, during my prayer time, The LORD told me something remarkable. It has changed my perspective about life.
As I sat with The LORD, He began to show me the importance of the saints of the past, and the important role they are playing in this current time.
They prayed, toiled, suffered persecution, even died to make the path smooth for us in this now time.
They laid the foundations of the path that we are walking on, just as a cobblestone path is made up of many stones — in this case, living stones. (1 Peter 2:4-5)
“Coming to Him as to a living stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God and precious, 5 you also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. ” 1 Peter 2:4-5
They are still praying and declaring from heaven along with us, and following closely developments here on earth. (Hebrews 12:1-2)
“Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” Hebrews 12:1-2
This is a hugely important point on God’s timeline that we are at right now.
I asked The LORD at that time, almost without thinking, “How is it that I am so privileged to live during this time, LORD?”
His reply? “I looked back in time.”
He IS the Beginning and the End, the Alpha and the Omega – all at once! (Revelation 22:13) He knows the beginning from the end. Amazing!
So if you are reading this from the land of the living, if you have a heartbeat and breath, this is for you. You are part of His Brilliant Plan.
Don’t underestimate who you are in Him, or what You are capable of.
As we yield to Him, our strength, our power, our path, are all part of His Plan, a plan so enormous, only our Infinite King can keep track of it all. We are part of His blueprint for eternity.
What a privilege! What a great time to be alive! It’s almost too much to take in. BUT, as we run our race, we stay in our lane, we don’t cross the lines, we honor our King and give Him all the Glory — that much we can do. That much I can do!
Even as I type this, I hear Him speaking: “So fear not,” says The LORD, “I will direct your path. I will help you in every way you need help. I will cover you with My Wings, as a mother hen covers her chicks. (Psalm 91:4)
The darkness can never overcome the Light! (John 1:5) For I AM the Way, the Truth and the Life! (John 14:6)
I will never let you go! Let us run together now, and you will find that you will begin to soar as on the wings of an eagle. (Isaiah 40:31)
For My Kingdom WILL come! And I HAVE overcome the darkness!
You are mine and I AM yours, and you are about to learn what that really means, for I AM Faithful,” says your King!
Declare: “Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven.” Matthew 6:10
May you be joined and run with the King of Glory this day!
~ Marietta Wilkinson