I heard The LORD say, “My Desire is that the World see Me in you.”
It is quite a blessing to discover that right from the womb, God choose you and ordained you for a particular purpose.
This was the case of Jeremiah, and I know he was taught by The Holy Ghost, for he could discern the voice of God. But before he would be launched into the purpose of God for him, he received a charge;
“Thou therefore gird up thy loins, and arise, and speak unto them all that I command thee: be not dismayed at their faces, lest I confound thee before them,” Jeremiah 1:17 emphasis added.
‘Gird up your loins’ was used in respect to the garments the Orientals used. The purpose was already declared and he was commanded to rise, but before the rising, there is a charge to ‘gird up the loins.’
This statement designs courage and resolution of the mind in executing God’s Will.
This is an inner ascendancy that precedes the physical rising. It is a divine momentum that comes through meditation on the word.
The LORD gave the same charge to Joshua as he was about to execute God’s counsel;
“Be strong and of a good courage: for unto this people shalt thou divide for an inheritance the land, which I sware unto their fathers to give them… This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success,” Joshua 1:6,8.
As we meditate upon the word we are girding up our loins for the purpose of God upon us in this season. We are rising in the Spirit to fulfill God’s counsel in peace and at ease.
There is a blessing we receive every time we tune to the word. No matter how little the seed we sow each day, we are preparing ourselves for the great kingdom harvest.
“Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, ‘The Kingdom of Heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field: Which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof,'” Matthew 13:31-32.
In an with The LORD, I saw The LORD dressing up a Bride, but the reason He was doing it was for the Bride to rest on the Sabbath. I wondered why.
Coming out The Holy Ghost led me to:
“I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels. For as the earth bringeth forth her bud, and as the garden causeth the things that are sown in it to spring forth; so the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations,” Isaiah 61:10-11.
“For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his. Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief,” Hebrews 4:10-11.
Then The LORD said, “I have adorned you with My Righteousness and My Salvation is covering you. I AM bestowing upon you in this moment the treasures hidden in darkness.
It is a preparation for the manifestation of My Peace. My Desire is that the world see Me in you.
My Kingly Reign will be seen as you rise from My Rest. The work is already finished, I AM dressing you up to rest in My Accomplished Work!”
Blessings in Christ,
~ Pastor Jahfas Victor Ahua
Living Hill Christian Church.
Pastor Jahfas Victor Ahua is the founder and lead pastor of Living Hill Christian Church headquartered in Nigeria, which has a vision to restore the earth with the gospel of God’s grace. Called to be a pastor, he functions in the Healing/ Prophetic/ Teaching/ Music and Writing Ministries. He releases Prophetic Words to encourage the body of Christ on the Church’s blog.