The night before receiving this revelation, I had a vision of the Father’s hand reaching out from heaven toward me. In my heart, I felt He was asking me to come in agreement with Him, by taking His hand, to intercede with Him, that His people would be one as Jesus and the Father are one.
After reading this, I ask you to pray and take my hand by faith in agreement with the LORD Jesus for unity.
“Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven,” (Matthew 18:19).
The secret to the release of the river of God’s love (resulting in true revival) is contained in having true intimacy within the brethren. Jesus’ burden is for unity.
Because of His faith and intercession, this will come to pass. Are you willing to join in agreement with the prayer of the LORD? In John 17:21-24, the LORD prayed to the Father for unity, that His people would be one as He and the Father are one, and that we would behold the same glory the Father gave to the Son.
“…..that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me. And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one: I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me.
Father, I desire that they also whom You gave Me may be with Me where I AM, that they may behold My glory which You have given Me; for You loved Me before the foundation of the world,” John 17:21-24.
Do you realize how awesome the Father’s love is for us? He loves us in the same measure as He loves His own Son! (John 17:23).
The LORD is calling us to travail for the breakthrough of His love flowing among the brethren. We need to catch this vision because this is the answer we are desperately longing for. This is what will release revival in this land. If we are all willing to pay the cost, no matter what the price, we will witness a mighty outpouring of God’s Spirit.
God has a remnant, called before the foundation of the earth, prepared to reach a lost and dying world and to bring glory to His name (Romans 11:5).
God sent His Son to die in our place to reconcile His children unto Himself. It is urgent. The time is drawing nigh in which God’s gates to everlasting life will be drawn tight and not another soul will be able to enter.
Time is running out in God’s timetable, and if we are to be a part of the remnant that God is going to use mightily in these last days, we are going to have to get serious with Him.
Satan is going about as a roaring lion out to devour all in his path, using spirits of deception, disunity, offense, backbiting, and idolatry to name just a few. There are legions sent out at this time to hinder and even bring God’s plan to a halt in this earth.
But no matter how hard the enemy fights it, God’s sovereign plan will come to pass, and He will accomplish all that He sent His Word out to do. Are we going to join hands in this end-time army? Are we going to humble ourselves before Him and obey His call?
He is calling us to be united, in one accord, and one with Him in intimacy.
Individually and corporately we need the LORD to do a deep work in us. But we must cast off anything that would hinder God from completing that work. We need to be determined to strip off all ungodly garbs and come clean before the Father. Cast off all the cares of the world, the busyness, and religious works.
All excess baggage needs to be dropped from our lives so that we can run this race freely, without any hindrances.
Yes, you are strong in the LORD, no matter how mature you are (Ephesians 6:10). God has a calling and purpose for your life that He wants to fulfill through you. All God requires is that you become intimate with Him and trust Him in having intimate relationships with others.
This is the Father’s heart-cry that He placed in His Son. Jesus is placing this cry in our hearts, if we are open to it. He longs for each member of His bride (Revelation 22:17) to be one with each other so that His love will freely flow among them.
The LORD needs that open channel between Himself and each of His people. If we love the Father, then we will truly love the brethren and risk being vulnerable to hurt and pain.
God promises that all things work together for good to those who love Him, to those who are the called according to His purpose (Romans 8:28). It is important for you to see this. We are to walk in His will for our lives and not our own.
Jesus prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane that the Father’s will would be done and not His own (Matthew 26:36-39). Even though His flesh wanted to escape the cross, He paid the ultimate price for us so that we can have victory over our flesh, (Hebrews 12:2).
Did Jesus die in vain? No, He did not. His plan and purpose will be accomplished through His willing vessels. He says in His Word that He will cause us to become willing to do all for His good pleasure (Philippians 2:13).
That is being done daily as His grace is poured out upon us. He loves us so much and wants us to willingly pick up our cross daily and follow Him (Mark 8:34). Our walk is one of crucifixion and Jesus is our example to follow. By His death and resurrection, we have the enabling power to walk in His glory. He paved the way and all we have to do is follow in it.
Are you willing to give up your life for the sake of the Kingdom of God? (Matthew 19:29). Are you willing to be humbled so you can walk a life of brokenness?
Unless the alabaster box is broken open, the sweet aroma cannot come forth; this portrays our life before the LORD (Mark 14:3). We are to be a broken vessel that His glory, His love, can flow through. I know we deeply long to bring glory to the Father and to be a living sacrifice unto Him, but are we really willing for the LORD to do the deep work needed within us? (Romans 12:1).
Are you really willing to pay the price to be totally yielded?
I challenge you this day to get before the LORD: search your heart to see if there be any wicked way within you (Psalm 139:23-24). Cry out for the gift of repentance for the areas where there may be strongholds (Revelation 3:19, Acts 11:18).
Be willing to forsake all for the Kingdom of God. He promises to give back a hundred-fold (Mark 10:29-30). We need to trust Him completely in this.
Step forward into the perfect will of the LORD for your life. Through intercession, come in agreement with Jesus for unity among the brethren. Place yourself in submission to the Father to be open to intimate relationships with His people.
Love Jesus in each other and let His river flow. God promises that if we lift Jesus up, all men will be drawn unto Him (John 12:32). We are truly lifting the LORD up and bringing glory to His name by loving the brethren. The world will know us by our love (John 13:35). They will be drawn to that same love. It will be a love they have never experienced before, because it is a supernatural love that can only be received through Him.
I admonish you to heed the call to brokenness and humility and to press in for unity among the brethren. Revival comes by one, longing for God’s presence; then two, together pressing in for intimacy.
As the river of God’s love flows among the two, it will touch others in the body of Christ and overflow, causing a rippling pattern. Before you know it, a whole body of believers will be intimate with one another and with the Father and then true worship will take place. (I trust that you understand this is referring to spiritual intimacy and not intimacy of the flesh).
The river of anointing will escalate in power and overflow like a mighty tidal wave out into the world. Are you tired of being dry and having the Spirit of God dammed up within you? Are you ready to jump into the River? The choice is yours for the taking.
The call is for all of God’s people. I trust this has stirred up God’s calling within you and that you are now ready to jump into the river of God! Hallelujah!
Take baby steps if necessary. The LORD will meet you where you are. He will take you by the hand and lead you in. All you have to do is to come forth, take His hand and He will do the rest. He loves you and longs for your presence because it is very precious to Him.
Come unto Him all who are weary and are heavy-laden and He will give you rest, for His presence is refreshment for you and for each other (Matthew 11:28).
The LORD promises to those who wait upon Him shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint (Isaiah 40:31).
So, teach us, LORD. Teach us, LORD, to wait!
~ Yolanda Ballard
|Yolanda Ballard of At The Father’s Feet website, shares with you, the body of Christ, the words she’s received quietly sitting at the Father’s feet. I believe Jesus set the example for us to follow. Whenever He could He would come apart from the busyness of the world so that He could quiet Himself before the Father, for that is where He received direction and strength to carry out His will.|