After attending the Christian Warriors retreat for female military veterans, and spending hours in conversations with new and old friends who have been called to a new understanding of our place and duties in the Kingdom of God, I am coming to a new realization that I think God is about to do something completely different in the Body of Christ.
I can't explain it, but I have a heightened sense that those of us who are being called out of the traditional model of service to our God are going to be given new assignments that will greatly advance the Kingdom. First of all, just in my own experience, I have been able to step back and see that how I view my faith is worlds apart from what it was just four years ago. Then, I was content to accept the doctrines of the denomination I attended without question, and without any real interest to go beyond the surface level of understanding His character, His will, or His nature. I didn't even understand that He desired to partner with me, or what I could possibly do for Him. I admit He was somewhat of a distant fatherly figure whom I didn't really know.
When I read the Bible now, I see Him on every page, in both Old and New Testaments -- not just in the red letters of the four Gospels. He is at the center of the Bible; He IS the Word! And although I was introduced four years ago to the concept of Christ's delegated power and authority to all Believers, this concept is now a guiding principle by which I live out my faith. And it is exciting to see more and more of my brothers and sisters in Christ embracing this same mandate from our Lord.
Perhaps even more exciting is the acceptance of the supernatural in our faith lives. I have been saying for the last few years that the Bible is a supernatural Book and we serve a supernatural God. What's more, the Supernatural permeated the lives of Jesus and His Disciples and Apostles. But it seemed to me that the only ones who were willing to accept and espouse the supernatural were those who engaged it from the dark side. Not anymore! Christians are coming into their authentic identities as spirit children of a God who is spirit, and we are no longer skeptical or afraid of letting Jesus and the Holy Spirit work through us [and with us] supernaturally.
And this all results with us being able to identify more with Christ. After all, the Bible tells us we are being changed into His image with ever-increasing glory (2 Corinthians 3:18), and we will, in all things, grow up into Christ (Ephesians 4:15). And with our new identity in Christ, we grow into a desire to empower others to come into their true identities. No longer are we satisfied to just be a part of a group called Christians, but rather, we desire to fulfill our destinies as designed by our Creator from the foundations of the world. We are no longer pleased to just bide our time on earth until God calls us home. Instead, we want to actively carry out our assignments to advance the Kingdom until Jesus returns.
Up until now, I believe that Jesus has been training us for these all-important assignments. I believe that it will soon be revealed what part each of us will play in the Master Plan to defeat the Enemy's evil moves. I do not think that it is by accident that we have discovered how to release people from the bondage of Satan, or that we have the capabilities to heal and cast out demons, just as Jesus and the first century Church did. I believe the revelations of these truths that we have been receiving in recent months and years is just the beginning. Jesus is going to give us the keys to unlock so much more that hinders us from achieving the fullness of God's Kingdom here on earth.
Things that haven't quite made sense, aren't in alignment, or that seem to be veiled will come into full view, and we will have no hesitation about stepping into our roles as co-heirs with Christ. In other words, we need to get ready for a major shift in how we operate in this realm as the spirit children of God. I don't know exactly what that looks like, but my spirit is telling me to get ready. I already recognize a remnant that is forming into a cohesive group of willing Disciples for the advancement of the Kingdom. We have all independently been transformed and are now coming together under the guidance and leadership of the Holy Spirit, being provided with wisdom and knowledge for what will be coming. I feel it in my spirit; it's a new season for new assignments, and it will all be for the glory of YHWH. It's an amazing time to be alive!
1 Corinthians 7:17 "Only let each person lead the life that the Lord has assigned to him, and to which God has called him. This is my rule in all the churches."