December 15, 2014
The Holy Spirit is relentlessly moving with the resounding message, “The Father loves you!! These are my beloved sons and daughters in whom I am well pleased.” His desire is to fellowship with you for intimacy. This sound from heaven will awaken many to fulfill their destiny as sons and daughters of God that are greatly beloved. Being rooted and grounded in His love, they will reveal His love to the world doing the greater works in the power of the Spirit.
Responding to the call, the hearts of many are joining with His heart to become one in Spirit “For he that is joined unto the Lord is one Spirit” (1 Cor. 6:17). Together we are His body – the bride of Christ. Get ready for a great union in Christ to take place. For this purpose, God is pouring out the oil of unity upon the heads of His people that we may be one in Him and with Him. This is the true unity in the bond of peace that works by love. To these He is granting His authority with life (Ps. 133:1-3).
These living stones are uniting in Christ to form living relationships – a people fitly framed together to form the temple of the Lord for a habitation for His glory (Eph. 2:22). Every member has a place to function as God has set each one in the body as it has pleased Him (1 Cor. 12:18), Every one is called and every one is needed. These living stones are being built up into a living temple – the body of Christ known as the Church (1 Cor. 12:11-27). The power of their unity will enable the household of faith to move forward with the life of His presence to fulfill a common purpose – to reveal Christ and His Kingdom on earth as it is in heaven.
God is establishing the ministry of the apostle and prophets in the Church. With the heart of the Father, their passion is to lay the foundation to see each member filled with the Spirit to reveal His glory, and to equip them for the work of ministry (Eph. 2:20, 4:11-12). The results are a body that edifies itself in love (Eph. 4:15-16). Then we shall see Christ move among the people as ” A minister of the sanctuary and of the true tabernacle which the Lord pitched and not man” (He. 8:2).
Get ready to experience Church life that way Kingdom life is meant to be- full of glory! A fresh baptism of fire has begun that will birth new life to His people. This fire is the light of His countenance that radiates from hearts that burn with His love. As the prophet Isaiah foresaw, this light will burn so brightly that nations will come to bask in the light of His presence (Is. 60:1-3)
You are called for such a time as this, as always, “Rise and shine for your light has come and His glory has risen upon you!” (Is 60:1).
In His heart and love – Roy Roden