Imagine someone who carries the greatest anointing of power and authority of his day saying, “As for me, I baptize you with water for repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier that I, and I am NOT FIT to remove His sandals; He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.” Matthew 3:11
I cringe in moments of repentance. The fear of the Lord is great in such moments. The intensity is real. But ONE comes after repentance to carry out something even more devastating. He comes to thoroughly clear the “heart lands”. He gathers the wheat of our field to Himself, and burns up all that hinders the wealth of our being. vs.12 His shoes John dared not touch.
“Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us FIXING OUR EYES ON JESUS, the author and finisher of our faith.” Hebrews 12:1-2
“For whom the Lord loves, He disciplines.” vs. 6
The Awe of falling into the arms of a loving God!
“Therefore, since we receive a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us show gratitude, by which we may offer to God an acceptable service with reverence and awe; for our God is a consuming fire.” vs. 28-29
His fire is not only a rescue. It is the empowerment unto the ascending stairs; leading to the intimate invitational door of governing with Him.
“Put me like a seal over your heart, like a seal on your arm. For love is as strong as death, jealousy is as severe as Sheol; Its flashes are flashes of fire, the very flame of the Lord” Song of Solomon 8:6,7
“You have made them to be a kingdom and priest to our God; and they will reign upon the earth.” Revelation 5: 10
“If we endure, we will also reign with Him; if we deny Him, He also will deny us.” 2 Timothy 2:12
To govern, one must see as He sees.
[Clarified: to free (the mind, intelligence, etc) from confusion; revive. To make (an idea, statement, etc) clear or intelligible; to free from ambiguity (doubtfulness, uncertainty of meaning or intentions). As a verb: to become clear, pure, or intelligible.]
John the Apostle grew into his apostolic and prophetic nature by being one who testified to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all he SAW. Revelation 1:2
There is a new breed of Kingdom governors being prepared and unleashed into local and international spheres.
Encountered and empowered we are becoming fully dependent on Him who stands before us — He the I Am.
We will be enabled to testify of our confirmation process of face to face encounters with He who is Truth. The confession of our faith will be of how He arrested us through His fire, His sword, His determined and constituted Will spoken — His compassionate love crowned; and therefore, by His grace have yielded to His path equipped with eyes restored.
“Who is this coming up from the wilderness learning on her beloved.” Song of Solomon 8: 5
Simplicity found through His reality. The pure word – the cleansing water of deliverance and recalibration.
We are enabled to see through His Light.
Dive into the written word, and keep on diving until you see Him eye to eye.