THE PURPOSE OF TRIBULATION, AND THE STANDARDIZED KNOWLEDGE OF ACCESSING THE KINGDOM OF GOD. PART 2

 

The purpose of tribulation and the standardized knowledge of accessing the kingdom of God

A preparatory footing for the

manifestation of the third-day ecclesia.

 

By Isaiah-Phillips akintola

 

PART TWO

The ministry of the third day

The ministry of the third day is the platform that introduces and ushers the body of Christ into the prophetic scope of both experiencing and manifesting the unfolding realities of the dawning of the kingdom age, which ultimately demands perfected lifestyle character and governmental capability from all of us. The current activity on earth today is being driven by powerful forces that have an in-depth understanding of both the protocol and governing system of the kingdom.

It is becoming clearer that there are only two main agendas defining the present activity of men across the globe even though we’ve always known this. Whatever secret idea or intention of men’s activity in the past maybe, it is now obviously clear that the present events of humans at all spheres are being streamlined to the battlefield of two kingdoms.

From global economic transactions to geopolitical negotiations, to the policies that define our children’s healthcare, education, marriages, and family values, are all now being redesigned and streamlined to serve either of these two agendas; that of the kingdom of darkness, or that of the kingdom of light. Kingdoms, either of darkness or light, operates through powerful principles, systems, values standard, and preferred model of lifestyle that seeks to advance their desired objectives.

The implication of this is, if the church does not swiftly shift from its current weak, operational base, and begin to fully function on a higher premise of God’s kingdom administrative culture, she will certainly remain irrelevant in the current apostolic emerging reality of the kingdom of God. 

The wrong footing and emphasis built by church tradition and denominationalism for decades have made it extremely challenging for many to either comprehend the desired blueprint of what is known as the kingdom life or accept what it entails to process its experience it in its true essence. 

Changing perspective to tribulation

 It is my desire to, therefore, use the few outlined principles and model values shared in this resource material to further demonstrate how the lord, in most cases, uses various mains, but in particular, the ministry of tribulation or suffering to both define, refine, and leverage the understanding of the corporate church in bringing an in-depth prophetic perspective in showing us how we should view and experience tribulation, even as the cultural lifestyle of the kingdom is being formed within us.

I know that as you come across the term suffering, many are already quick to judge or dismiss the rest information yet to be read. I would, however, encourage you to please continue reading so you have a holistic paradigm of what the Spirit is communicating through this passage. There are realms of truth from the eternality of the Spirit that are currently open and restore to the Body of Christ in order to clearly make sense of the present demand of the Spirit, and deal with the growing, complex challenges of the present darkness.

Either we accept or reject the notion of suffering as a divine tool for perfection, it is a deep experiential reality, many of us can speak of extensively. Yet, our perspective of suffering like mine in the past, are usually not in coherence to sound biblical knowledge. Many see and react to their challenges from a defeated, victim mentality even as believers. Yet, we are already told in the word of God that tribulation will come for the word sake. This simply means that if you are a Christian, and you love the word and practice what it says, you will be persecuted. This is one truth many would have so wished is not in the word of God.

The word of God must be seen and understood through a correct, biblical perspective, regardless of how it sounds or seem to us. There are some who today believe that God is not that cruel to allow them to go through certain difficulty. The presumed knowledge or idea we brought into our salvation experience with due correction has done a lot of damage to developing the right spiritual template.

 Eighty-five percent of the entire scripture speaks and deals with the issue of suffering or tribulation as it is called in some cases. Yet, ninety percent of today’s Christians don’t feel comfortable talking about the idea of suffering as a legitimate message of the new testament church.  It is highly critical we have a clear, well defined, balanced biblical perspective with regards to any issue or subject or else we will be making the mistake of presuming the mind of the Lord in terms of his desire and expectation for us.

We want to explore the word of God and the Spirit of truth in order to have a broad base revelatory insight of the demand of the Lord for us, even from the very footing of our first approach to salvation up until the present orientation we have with regards to approaching this next phase of kingdom demand and engagement.  We shall later consider what the Lord has in mind when he allows us to be purified through the furnace of life. For now, let’s deal with some powerful, basic spiritual footing that needs adjustment as we get ready to move on with the lord to the next frontier of the father’s objective.

Readjusting foundational philosophy

In whatever manner, we’ve come to know, accept, or even identify with what we generally term as salvation is not really the issue, but as we make our way into the core reality of what is known as the kingdom life, we are certainly demanded to have the same quality spiritual base, or experience in order to both access and precisely comprehend the nature and cultural life of the kingdom.

Being born of the water and of the spirit is both experiential and symbolic in the sense that they open the pathway which initiates us into a lifetime journey of interacting and understanding the things that emanate from heaven’s domain.

Not even our Lord will be allowed into his assigned earthly ministry without the experience of baptism. His Baptism in Jordan opens up heaven for a release of divine knowledge and approval into realms and dimension that grants and allows him to bring creation back into the culture of spiritual redemption.    

Defining standardization

Dictionary definition of standardization defines it as the practice of the process of implementing and developing technical standards. Standardization can help to maximize compatibility, interoperability, safety, repeatability, or quality. It can also facilitate the commoditization of formerly custom processes.

While some of these words may sound technical to some of us, they, however, help us to have a clearer definition and insightful understanding of the concept of integrated kingdom economy. The power of the shared kingdom culture only kicks into effect when there are a clear knowledge and insight of the driving system of the common faith and value we have in Christ. Kingdom culture is the parallel structure of thinking and existence within the community of Saints. Any other thought pattern, regardless of how ancient or contemporary are subservient to the identity and nature of the new creation reality.

There’s only one doorway

Everyone entering the kingdom of God cannot enter through his or her own personal experience or standard without following the due process and value standard. There’s only one doorway into the glorious life of the kingdom, and as I have explained that access point is the revelation of Christ. The revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ, which is also known as the Ministry of sonship is the universal platform and language by entering and interacting with the reality and demands of the kingdom.

As we know, not everyone has experienced this sound biblical knowledge of Christ due to various reasons. Thus, the Lord uses certain challenges if you will bring his church to a standardized measure that allows everyone to pass through the same doorframe of understanding in experiencing and appreciating the cultural life of the kingdom of God.

We all are granted the same access to the things of the father. But not all of us share the same access point. Our access points are defined by the unique construct of our spiritual orientation and exposure. Why? Well, just as the way we are introduced to life generally differs, the same principle applies to the way and manner we are introduced to the life of God and the things of the spirit. 

Therefore, the manner we’ve been programmed to see, relate and respond to life and its activity both from the natural or spiritual point certainly will differ from each other, and the reason for this can be immediately traced to the value structure of our spiritual foundation and its orientation.

The role of a spiritual environment

The environment of our spiritual development plays a key role in shaping our belief system, operational values, and life expectations. As a natural environment, can enhance or deter the success and productivity of life so is it with a spiritual environment. Who you are today has been greatly influenced by the climatic environment you were born into. As the natural environment continues to affect who we are, so does the spiritual environment.

As individuals, families, and communities can be hindered from accessing certain breakthrough spiritual realities, so equally can an entire city, region or nation can be blocked or blind from accessing the speakings and frequency of the father for a given season due to their spiritual ignorance or location in accessing the speaking of heaven.

Engaging with entities and forces that represent the inflow or outflow of spiritual activity within a city or region is one of the core mandates of a true prophet. The inflow of knowledge and wisdom as spiritual tools for the building of the intention of the father first requires men and women who are living upon the mountain of the lord over their regions of location. 

In my study and observation, I discovered how our Lord engaged with people and entities as he approaches specific regions and locations. In most instances, what takes place within a sphere is not really the issue, but those seated at the gate of representation. This concept of engaging people’s spirit based on their territorial location is an arm of the governmental grace that we need to revisit if we are going to effectively shift regions into a new spiritual environment that will equally empower them to achieve what has been predestined for them.

As natural climate places a huge role in the kind of fruits, crops and vegetables planted and harvested in a geographical region, so it relates to the reality of the spiritual climate. As one moves from place to place, one began to realize how certain people are easily open to the things of the kingdom while on the other side of the divide is a completely different story of rejection and sometimes persecution of those bearing the message of the kingdom of God.

When the truth, we preach or teach is hugely influenced by the reality of our immediate environment, it hinders and limit us from developing a broader governmental prophetic perspective to embrace the greater theme of the message of the kingdom.

The message of the kingdom is the yardstick standard and melting point of all spiritual orientation and standard. In other words, if our concept of discipleship training is centered around what our Lord Jesus Christ calls the gospel of the kingdom or the everlasting gospel as proclaimed in the book of revelation, we will certainly be at the center core of spiritual truth and its present emphasis. 

This is a huge subject that I will love to expand on as we step into the next phase of divine engagement. However, I want to zero on a different side that should give us a bit of opening into this message. One out of several things that differentiate a person’s spiritual experience from another is the weight of the cross they bear, and the scar of suffering acquired on their journey to the mountain of the lord.

Both the value standard and perspective of life within the culture of the kingdom is completely different to that of the one raised within a Christian circle taught only to see life from two prisms, the positive and the negative. The footing of our spiritual orientation is merely designed to cause us to react negatively to what may seem negative and of course, positive to what or a person who sounds positive around us. We may never learn to develop and embrace the right capacity the Lord has planned for our spiritual construction and value system. Seeing life through the eyes of the lord is not an easy thing to do, especially when our faith has been orientated to see and respond from a certain religious or limited perspective.

a refresher of the Christian faith concluding part.

 

THE POWER OF CHIOCE

a refresher of the Christian faith

concluding part.

 

THE POWER OF CHOICE

The redemption story.

 

By Isaiah-Phillips Akintola

 

Understanding the sin tragedy

 I used to make this statement that we can never get to fully understand the gravity of sin, or what it did to the human nature until we precisely identify where man fell from, and what man fell into. Man fell from the position of glory according to the scripture, and we can identify that man also fell into himself. Rom 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; The self-life, which eventually leads to judgement and destruction is what man inherited by yielding to the voice of the serpent.  Man wanted to be wiser than he already his. Adam was not satisfied and secured in who is and what the father has deposited in him, so he opted for the false counsel of Lucifer

The meaning of dominion and authority

Regardless of how we are able to exercise power and authority over things and others, if we are however unable to use such authority to restrain or constrain our own inner desires and appetites, we will eventually fail in our relationship with God and man. The dominion given to Adam was to start with him being able to subjugate (his will and desire) himself under the dominion and authority of the father.  Exercising restrain and dominion over our personal lives is the highest degree of spiritual government and maturity.  Our ability to exercise spiritual authority means nothing if we are unable to submit to the authority of God, regardless of the need.

The test of moral virtue

The test of Adam’s moral virtue and authority was to prove to himself and the powers of darkness that he is better than Satan and the fallen angels. It was clear that the lord was not attempting to tempt Adam by creating these two special trees call the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Adam, like the rest of the sons of God were created with the power of choice.

The ability for Adam and the rest of the sons of God like the cherubim and seraphim to have the ability to freely choose to serve and worship the father is of the greatest decisions the father made in the expression of righteouness and soverignty. This, of cause, was how Lucifer, Son of the morning was able to persuade one third of the angels to follow his rebellion against his creator.

The opportunity we all have

Adam’s opportunity to choose the instruction of the father was not really design to merely test his allegiance or commitment in obeying the will of The father, like many theologians and spiritual leaders have suggested. No. The power of choice was given to him to prove to himself and the rest of creation, including Satan that he has developed his ability to restrain himself from whatever form of temptation he may face. The word of God clearly state that the lord cannot be tempted by evil nor does he tempt anyone by evil. We are only tempted when we are dragged away by our own lust.

 

James 1:13-14   Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man: But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.

Let’s not forget that Adam and Eve were not only created in the image and likeness of God but that they constantly enjoy fellowship with the father, so one would naturally assume to think they would swing their choice to obey what they were told regarding the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Nevertheless, it was not so. Man chose a different pathway. A pathway to follow a self-driven inclination contrary to the desired will of his father.

Adam’s self-centered choice

He made a choice to listen and follow the lustful and deceptive voice of the fallen of the arch angel by submitting to his already persuaded (wife) soul. The choice Adam made on that day brought him to the place where him and his wife were cast out of Eden. Every nanosecond of life is stirred and driven my choice. Whatever choice we make, will ultimately determine the direction and outcome of your life, and that of many within and around our world.

We cannot live life without choice. Yet, choice must be made from a well of knowledge that exist beyond the confined of the immediate needs and desire of our lives. Adam made a choice by listening to his selfish desire that lead the whole of creation into bondage.

The power given to us can only be effectively used as believers, if we learnt to relinquish our will, the place of choice making to the wisdom of the lord. While many will be concern about sharing some big revelation about Easter. I would rather take a simpler, but yet, a profound view to examine the question of how our choice affect our entire existence in this season.

 

Easter, an opportunity to retrospect

The revelation of Easter is the life of Christ, and the choice he made to pay the ultimate sacrifice for you and me and the entire human race. Easter is not about some religious dietary tradition not to eat meat, or more so, to follow some Roman Catholic Church dogma. It has always been the plan of the enemy to distort truth for some old wife fable. I still do remember asking folks back then when I was still pastoring, could you give me a bible reference to the whole issue why you must only eat fish on Easter? While people may say, well, it really doesn’t matter.

After all, it’s just a day’s event. what difference does it make? The issue however is, if you can choose to follow a popular tradition that carries no biblical truth or value, that already speaks volume regards to your faith quality. this note is addressing the issue of choice. If you cannot make choice about little things or what seem innocent, how can you make the right choice when it comes to the issue of life and death, or the advancement of the kingdom of God.

The choice Jesus made

Jesus Christ chose to come to earth, living his glory to die for you is not a church nor societal tradition. That is the most important reality that will under-guard the rest of the choice and decisions you will ever make in life.  And if you’re not sure of what you believe, it’s becomes very easy for you to be easily deceived or persuaded by anyone to follow what they believe. The death of Christ on the cross was to completely destroy the sin nature and everything that comes with sin so you can walk in the reality of a new culture, tradition and the power of new identity in Christ kingdom.

The questions you must ask yourself

Having said this, the question you should be asking yourself is, to what extent has the revelation of the ultimate sacrifice of Christ on the cross affected and changed your life and world perception.  Secondly, to what degree of the choice of Jesus Christ transformed your narration and understanding of his unfailing love caused you to love others, and live a life of true kingdom representative.

While some of us may be basking in the beauty of being called a Christian, or even serving in some local church community. However, to what degree has the revelation of Christ reformed your life to the extent that your lifestyle is completely reformed and transformed for Christ glory. Have you genuinely decided to follow Christ and the ways of his kingdom, or are you merely going through some religious rituals call Christianity?

Please note that your purpose of serving Christ is to daily follow his voice and will, even at that the seemliest complex and difficult situation. The truth is, if you are merely pretending to be a Christian, when the enemy comes to test your faith or power of choice then you are going to realize how you’ve played the fool. Adam could not be found truly faithful, even though he had power, authority and dominion. He lacked the restraining strength to say no to his appetite and of cause, the enemy.

The ancient war is still the same today

The ancient battle Adam faced in the garden is still the same today. Regardless of the race, position, culture or belief, you and I will be faced with the decision of making the right choice, and the choice you make will determine the next cause of your life’s outcome. The irony is, no human being without the transformed nature of Christ living in them can make the right choice. No matter how hard they try to be considerate and thoughtful in their decision, there would always be that element of human limitation.

 Addressing the ability to choose right

One of the reasons why Christ died on the cross is to help us deal with this weak condition of choice making. The book of Romans chapter 7 shows us the degree of this human weakness and chapter 8 showed us how to eventually walk in freedom. This condition has been inherited through the carnal nature of the first man. However, the second man,who is also known as the last Adam has now given us another opportunity to be rebirth from that carnal nature inherited in Adam.

1 Corinthians chapter 15 gives clear insight into the principle of the exchange of our nature. Ephesians chapter 2 and 3 further informs us how this spiritual transaction took place, and how we can actually transit from the old nature into the new man in Christ. It is from this new position of a higher superior life that we can make quality decision that will positively change and transform the narrative of our past life.

Believe me, like I said earlier, this is not about you mere saying you are a Christian while you know deep down in your heart that you’ve actually not truly committed your soul-will and desire to Christ. The lord cannot be mocked. The fruit of your life will always speak to you personally about who is in charge of your life. Being born of God is not a child’s play or game. This is not some trendy thing happening today; this is the very demand of the father for all of his creation if we must enter his kingdom.  No one can truly please him or make decision that will positively impact his family or community without the Indwelling nature of Christ.

My commendation

So recommit your desire and ways to Christ, and he will give you the grace and strength to make the right choice for him. Be determined to follow him to the end and your life will be filled with joy and peace. It’s time you start ascending in the revelation of Christ. Don’t ever forget that these principles are the portal to walking in the life and power of the second man, the last Adam:

Crucifixion, death, burial resurrection and Ascension.

Peace to all those who love to see the appearance of our Lord in their fresh and this generation.

Redefining your new beginning for 2015

REDEFINING YOUR NEW SEASON

New beginning in God are current position governed by the spiritual timing that certain demand and desire of heaven be accomplish in the mortal realm. New beginnings are the position of entering into the next grand reality of the Father’s Requirement as we press into Christ.

REDEFINING YOUR NEW BEGINNING FOR 2015
A word of admonition for the ecclesia in 2015

By Isaiah-Phillips

Our prophetic compass for 2015

I am as strong now as I was when Moses sent me on that journey, and I can still travel and fight as well as I could then. 12So give me the hill country that the LORD promised me. You will remember that as scouts we found the descendants of Anak living there in great, walled towns. But if the LORD is with me, I will drive them out of the land, just as the LORD said.” Joshua 14:11-12

The lord through his continuous speaking has brought us to a (now) new moment in his demand for our lives. The current external look of things across the globe could spell more confusion and destruction, and certainly, we are going to witness more of that across cities.

The word of God already for warns us that has humanity gets closer towards the end of all things, we are going to witness an increase in earth Groaning’s, birth pangs and an unprecedented darkness and destruction across nations. But the Father also promised to keep his own from the hour of destruction. As we know, fear and confusion is one of Satan’s greatest weapons, and he uses them effectively to stop those who are yet to have a personal encounter with the Lord.

The further you and I press into that place call the secret place of the most high, the more we find security in Christ. Our security is certainly not in a place, but in the person of Christ. It is certainly clear that there is no secure place on the earth. Places we use to think are secure for holiday have today become the very prime target of the enemy. We need to learn to develop an atmosphere that builds a sense of safety and security within Christ.

Overcoming the spirit of fear

Therefore, the disasters, famines and mass killings of our time really should not be what define our response to life. We should not allow fear to stop or cripple our destiny from becoming a true reality. Our pursuit should rather be driven in pure faith and the wisdom of the Father’s prophetic desire and demand for our family, community, city, and this generation becomes a true reality, even if it demands that we go through the valley of the shadow of death.

We should never be afraid, for God has not given to us the spirit of fear. Rather, we should be that generation of saints, who are spiritually positioned, motivated, energized and competent enough in building the ark of the Lord’s pleasure and safety for a company of those who will listen to the voice of redemption.

Anyone who is properly disciple of the Lord in this season of great darkness, and are in tune to the frequency of heavens broadcast will certainly agree that we are in one of the most exciting seasons since the birth of creation. The density of the speakings of Heaven is upon your life, family, and community. You should not be discouraged or stopped by the lustful desire of the flesh, nor by the mass killings are we witnessing across cities and regions of the earth.

For the Lord, has not given to us the spirit of fear, but of love and power, and soundness of mind to know how to precisely listen and respond to the complex issues around us. This period is defined by a much paradox that we must understand. We cannot afford to only see one side of an event without insight to what is happening on the other side. The nature of the cherubim with multiple eyes and the ability to fly in all directions at the same time must be precisely built within our spirit man. We shall carefully consider this concept of understanding in our subsequent article.

Suffice to say, when the Lord begins to talk about a new beginning, it is crucial we understand that he is not necessarily referring to the starting afresh of something, even though that may be necessary in some cases. A new beginning with God is current position governed by the spiritual timing that certain demand and desire of heaven accomplished in the mortal realm. New beginnings are the position of entering the next grand reality of the Father’s Requirement as we press into Christ.

It could be to unfold afresh what he said to us at his invitation to journey with him. New beginning is ‘the adding of flesh to the current adjusted born structure coming alive within us, like we see depicted in the vision of prophet Ezekiel at the valley filled with dry born.

Furthermore, it could be a position of kick starting an abandoned project like we see in the day of Ezra and Nehemiah. It can also mean the readiness to engage and confront certain lingering issues in our lives, family, or community. It could be a time to put to an end an obsolete religious or humanistic system that has kept the people in bondage for a long period.

New beginning could personally mean a time to finally let go, and allow the ministry of the Holy Spirt to help you deal with that habitual sin that has almost destroyed your life, family, and career. It could also mean a time to forgive so you can be free from every form of resentment and anger. New beginnings are exciting moments to learn to listen and follow the next required demand of the Lord.

Defining our current position

A continuous definition of where we are as the ecclesia either from a personal or corporate position, in my opinion, is extremely crucial to where we are heading. The lord gave us a word last year regarding the marching order of this new day, and I already can see the pathway opening up into this next season. It is certainly clear that the days ahead will require a new updated understanding regarding some of the basic kingdom principles and models learned in our initial introduction to this third day reformation in the early 90s.

I sense that the Lord is opening a new portal to the revelation knowledge of him being the Lord of Host and the mighty warrior. The Lord revealed himself differently at various seasons of his dealings in the lives of the patriarchs. Those revelations became the weapon and the new marching order for the patriarchs. To successfully step into the next required location, we certainly need to know how he is currently revealing himself to us and this generation.

The Lord has not stopped revealing or speaking regarding his prophetic activity and agenda for your life, family, and generation. If we incline our ears and open our heart in the purity of his voice will shall hear and know his prophetic direction.
However, for us to adequately walk in the newness of his current reality, we must adjust our current imperfect understanding of Christ and the false sense of achievement we have built. I will be speaking more about the concept of the garment the Lord will have us where in terms of what we are being called to.

But allow me to pass this message to you, especially if you find yourself struggling, worried and afraid to step into what the Lord is requiring from you in this season. Fixing your eyes on the Lord Jesus Christ is the most effective antidote in dealing with fear, discouragement and disappointments, and other forms of uncertainties you may have to face on this journey pathway.

Many, including church leaders today is deeply troubled and pressured about many complex subjects they seem not to have the answer and direction for guidance, particularly in the lifetimes of their followers. It seems the heaven’s voice is shut down on them. Well, the Lord is speaking to us about new beginnings, and I am sure the word of the Lord can give us insight regarding what to do about where we are now if we have what is known as the hearing ears and the seeing eye.

Christ, the measure of our achievement

The summary of our purpose in life and ministry is not really about what we’ve been able to achieve for God, but who we are becoming in Christ Jesus. Fixing your eye on the lord is the most important thing you can do in this now season. The enemy is using various issues happening around our lives in trying to block, intimidate and frustrate our love, faith, and hope in God’s prophetic program. Falling in love with the word of God afresh, and cultivating the attitude of meditation on the scriptures you read is a powerful spiritual tool.

Positioning your heart in prayer and fasting will certainly enhance your spiritual vision and understanding. Once the enemy can succeed in distracting us from the place of the word, prayer and meditation, our heart become vulnerable to the attack of darkness.

The Lord is speaking regarding those areas we desire to hear him, but we must be precisely located and positioned where we can hear his voice without distortion. We need to remind ourselves that the Lord is speaking loud and clear in the seemingly confusing issues around, and we have to develop the discipline to be still, listen and accurately respond to the voice. Whatever we’ve been called to build on the earth in terms of family or ministry should be measured up to the very quality life and standard of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Our success as followers of the lamb is not to be assessed by the magnitude of what we have achieved, as important as this maybe before the Lord. It is my firm believes that true and lasting success is a byproduct of a restored and transformed life in Christ. Christ is the completeness and perfection of all things in this life and the one to come. This understanding sets the guideline for our advancement into the next frontier of the Fathers prophetic mandate. New seasons in the Spirit are new emphasis of development and maturity into the person of Christ.

Gaining insight into the new

Therefore, stepping into a new season (the current Approved location of the Lord) demands a deeper spiritual insight into Christ life and his kingdom. Knowledge into the closure of a once approved season, and the opening pathway that led into the next season, in my opinion, is one of the most difficult spiritually learned acts today. Often, when we sense the Lord is putting a closure to what was formally approved and validated by him, we find it highly challenging to immediately make the necessary adjustment to shift and respond to his voice.

The success or failure of the past, and of course, the concern of the unknown new declared season of the Lord tend to keep us crippled in our current situation or position. Moving into God’s ordained plan for your life, family or community should come with an apostolic faith attitude; Meaning that your governing life’s philosophy is not one that is seeking to run and escape from the challenges of life but to confront them with the power of kingdom truth.

An governmental, apostolic response to life issues is the only precise template that guarantees maximum spiritual breakthrough and advancement in the days like ours. This configuration of faith brings to bear the entire necessary tool needed to accomplish your ordained purpose. An attitude of fear and the lack of confidence in what the Lord has spoken has indeed emboldened the enemy to continue to stop many from rising to fulfill their ordained mandate for this generation.

The lord is calling you and I to see what he is doing in this new day, and his desire for us is to leave that seemly comfortable nest of religion and humanistic ideology built within our soul faculty. There is absolutely no way we will be able to step into new dimensions without trading our past achievements for what is ahead.

Our dependence on the energy, resource and relationships given or acquired for the building of what we may now term as a productive and successful assignment is often seen to become the very hindrance and obstacles to the next required demand of the Lord for our lives and ministries. A continuous attitude of undressing the mind from self-dependence, and its rigid old ways of seeing and doing things is one of the ways of embracing lasting change. This attitude opens our spirits to see and accept the current emphasis of our faith development.

Our attitude or heart quality in responding to the newness of the speakings and the demand of the Lord is crucial not just for how we step into the new things of the Lord, but also to the forceful movement of the Lords prophetic activity around our lives and the society.

Breaking away from the old wineskin

Another point worth noticing is, when we finally find the grace and mercy of God to move into his new day, we are found to be attached with issues or things we ought to have left behind. It is highly important to understand that you cannot carry things that have become disapproved before the Lord into his next plan for us.

Sometimes, we are seen to be Rebekah, who has found the favor to become the wife of the man carrying the prophetic promised seed of the nation of Israel seating on a stolen household god of her father. In some other cases, we are found in the same religious position Peter found himself, according to Acts 10.

God was about to use him to pioneer a powerful apostolic movement among the Gentile world, yet, this great apostle of the lamb was found to still be struggling with the old Jewish dietary religious stronghold order. I am sure you can relate to the position of a man like Peter. The three trainings he got from the Lord was certainly not enough to remove the rigid, religious template his life has been accustomed to.

Asking him to do what was once seen an abomination is a true challenge of his faith in the current reality of the demand of the father. But the fact that he was able to hear and recognize who was speaking to him was an advantage, at least, to make the right decision to adjust his position. What is it in your life now that you can point to as a number one hindrance to stepping into what the Lord is requiring? If you can identify it, then you are on your way to a major spiritual breakthrough, but if you cannot, you need to seek the face of the Lord to open your eyes to see it.

We certainly cannot step into a new era with a prideful attachment mentality on the old concept of seeing and doing things. We need for a certain to believe the Lord for an updated grace to see, hear, know, and understand his voice with profound clarity, so we don’t find ourselves standing against what the Lord is calling for in this new day. Indeed, the Lord will not pour his new wine into an old wineskin. This is an ancient principle that is currently being highlighted in the now moment of God. Let’s believe and agree with the father’s grand design as he call’s us into his new beginning.