The Lord Is Watching For The Time

The Lord Is Watching For The Time

There seem to be real challenges to prettying up an old house. Walls are out of square, the floor sags, water flows through the basement walls like a fountain without a catch basin, spiders that came from the dark ages that we can call “octagonis octopi” But God has a purpose in every thing that is made.
There was a time when everything in this house was new. The stone wall basement in 1864, The floor joists that were hewn from the trees nearby. The leaded glass windows that reveal the curves in everyone’s sillouette, the firepit with the chimney and the cast iron pots hanging over the fire where the women in the family roasted meats and boiled chickens in the cast iron caldrons.
But today, we are entering into a realm that the old ways of walking in the Spirit require a change in how we minister to the masses, a new approach, a new paradigm. Because a tremendous shift has occurred with each new outpouring of the Holy Spirit.
This requires a renewed effort in listening for the Voice of the Lord. It never was good enough to just get by in your walk with the Lord. People are expecting more of you. They all know what a Christian is supposed to look like. And you are the only Gospel that many of them will ever read. They have been told of the old stories of how we act, even when we haven’t even seen how these stories came about.
But know this my friends; every good gift and every perfect gift comes from the Father of Lights in Whom there is no variableness nor shadow of turning. In today’s English that means “He hasn’t and doesn’t change His mind about His intent for your life.” God STILL expects you to believe what He says. He Still expects you to believe in the only begotten Son of the Father; full of grace and truth.
The Word That is Sent has been calling you out of the crowded days of busyness into the quiet place. The place of refuge where you can hide under the shadow of the Almighty. Where you can say of the Lord: “You are my Refuge and my Fortress, my God in Whom I will trust.
He has been, and will continue to be watching for the time when you are suddenly surrounded by the Promise of the Spirit of the Lord manifesting the intent of the Words of Jesus, where He said; “Everything that the Father has is Mine; and the Holy Spirit will take from what is Mine and show it to you.
He is waiting for your answer to His calling you into the Holy of Holies where He wants to hear the voice of His servants singing out with your whole heart “To Him Who sits on the throne, and unto the Lamb; to Him Who sits on the Throne, and unto the Lamb; be blessing and Glory and Honor and Power forever.
“Therefore, forget the former things, behold I do a new thing; shall you not know it. I will make a way where there has been no way; I will make steams flow in the desert, and your desert will spring forth and blossom like the rose” says the Lord.
“Call upon Me and I will answer you, and show things that you know not.”

Thomas Downes

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