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Two Things for Today

Two Things

Two things I’ve felt the Lord’s put on my heart recently. One has to do with the God’s government coming down. The other has to do with calling in His sons and daughters. They are two different things, yet they are related to each other. I think part of the reason for this is that His government needs to begin to be set up in order to help facilitate, support, bring comfort to and teach His sons and daughters as they are gathered into the Kingdom of God. There are very big topics. But I’m just going to just share on this very briefly.

Recently, I was in a Bible Study in the office of one of our US Congressmen. The staff told me that he had gone completely uncontested in the upcoming elections. It occurred to me that this may be part of the beginning of seeing His government coming down and set into place. The scripture that I was reminded of in this example, and that I proceeded to mention to them, was the end of Nebuchadnezzar’s dream in Daniel chapter 2.

“In the time of those kings, the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed, nor will it be left to another people. It will crush all those kingdoms and bring them to an end, but it will itself endure forever. This is the meaning of the vision of the rock cut out of a mountain, but not by human hands—a rock that broke the iron, the bronze, the clay, the silver and the gold to pieces.” ~Daniel 2:44-45 (NIV)

I was reminded of this again when I was suddenly awakened at 12:12 am a few days ago. (In the Kingdom of God, 12 stands for government). It is obvious that not all ungodly governments will go down easily. Some will have to be shaken loose and then replaced. As we know, it will get messy before this whole thing is over. So this is just the beginning. (For example, if you want to go deeper into this topic, Terry Bennett gave a word a few days ago (May 7th) partly related to this, including the shaking that is soon to take place in Washington D.C. – “The Lord Has Come Down (Blood Moon) Pt 2” - http://terrybennettministries.com/audio/monthly/2014%20May.MP3. Other recent words can be found here: http://terrybennettministries.com/word.html).

The same thing can be said about Christ’s rulership of each individual heart. Some of our hearts are already His and needs less drastic measures in order for Christ to set up His desired rule and reign. Others hearts need to be shaken, before the rulership can be replaced.

The second area that the Lord has been putting on my heart recently has to do with beginning to call in His sons and daughters. I believe we are seeing this happen all over the world right now. There are places that have historically been considered unreachable that are seeing sudden turns now…and people are coming to the knowledge of the Lord. Doors and gates are opening…and the harvest is increasing! I am personally, for one small example, seeing thousands of young people learn about Jesus Christ in their own language in Bangladesh. Bangladesh is the home of the largest unreached people group in the world, the “Shaikh,” which contains over 128,000,000 people.

At this time we are praying for laborers to be thrust out into the harvest (Matthew 9:37-38). But, I’ve also been reminded to pray according to Isaiah chapter 43:

“Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bring your children from the east and gather you from the west. I will say to the north, ‘Give them up!’ and to the south, ‘Do not hold them back.’ Bring my sons from afar and my daughters from the ends of the earth—everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made.” ~Isaiah 43:5-7 (NIV)

When we call forth to bring His sons and daughters in to the Kingdom, we should also be prepared to make room for them, care for them and disciple them. For we are to, “make disciples of all nations.” (Matthew 28:19)

So, let us receive our King and let Him set up absolute, loving rulership in our hearts; as well as in our areas of influence, and all throughout our land. Let us let Him shine His light through us in order to draw all men unto Himself to find healing, shelter, comfort and loving leadership!

Be encouraged today by the prophet Isaiah:

“Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you. See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the Lord rises upon you and his glory appears over you. Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn. Lift up your eyes and look about you: All assemble and come to you; your sons come from afar, and your daughters are carried on the hip. Then you will look and be radiant, your heart will throb and swell with joy; the wealth on the seas will be brought to you, to you the riches of the nations will come. Herds of camels will cover your land, young camels of Midian and Ephah. And all from Sheba will come, bearing gold and incense and proclaiming the praise of the Lord. All Kedar’s flocks will be gathered to you, the rams of Nebaioth will serve you; they will be accepted as offerings on my altar, and I will adorn my glorious temple. Who are these that fly along like clouds, like doves to their nests? Surely the islands look to me; in the lead are the ships of Tarshish, bringing your children from afar, with their silver and gold, to the honor of the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, for he has endowed you with splendor. Foreigners will rebuild your walls, and their kings will serve you. Though in anger I struck you, in favor I will show you compassion. Your gates will always stand open, they will never be shut, day or night, so that people may bring you the wealth of the nations—their kings led in triumphal procession. For the nation or kingdom that will not serve you will perish; it will be utterly ruined. The glory of Lebanon will come to you, the juniper, the fir and the cypress together, to adorn my sanctuary; and I will glorify the place for my feet. The children of your oppressors will come bowing before you; all who despise you will bow down at your feet and will call you the City of the Lord, Zion of the Holy One of Israel. Although you have been forsaken and hated, with no one traveling through, I will make you the everlasting pride and the joy of all generations. You will drink the milk of nations and be nursed at royal breasts. Then you will know that I, the Lord, am your Savior, your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob. Instead of bronze I will bring you gold, and silver in place of iron. Instead of wood I will bring you bronze, and iron in place of stones. I will make peace your governor and well-being your ruler. No longer will violence be heard in your land, nor ruin or destruction within your borders, but you will call your walls Salvation and your gates Praise. The sun will no more be your light by day, nor will the brightness of the moon shine on you, for the Lord will be your everlasting light, and your God will be your glory. Your sun will never set again, and your moon will wane no more; the Lord will be your everlasting light, and your days of sorrow will end. Then all your people will be righteous and they will possess the land forever. They are the shoot I have planted, the work of my hands, for the display of my splendor. The least of you will become a thousand, the smallest a mighty nation. I am the Lord; in its time I will do this swiftly.” ~Isaiah 60 (NIV)
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