Are You Ready For The Ride
January 28, 2008
God has shifted to higher gear- Are you ready for the ride?
Vision of a man riding a race car all set to go:
Since the start of this year, this vision has been coming back to me : The picture of a man sitting inside a race car, complete with helmet and racing outfit, getting ready at the beginning line of the race track, and I can clearly hear the sound of the car engine running and gearing towards higher gear all set and ready to start the race
Somehow I felt that this vision has spiritual significance for the time we are in so I continues to watch and to listen to what God will impress to me.
And below is the message that I got which I pray will bring encouragement to you all as it had to me.
Its time to move forward:
The driver all set to go represents the coming move of the Holy Spirit. Our Heavenly Father has shifted to a higher gear and He is inviting His people to join Him in this ride. This move will be both exhilarating and intimidating. But to those who totally trust God and His leading, this ride will be the greatest joy ride of your lifetime.
Question is Are You Ready?
The questions is Are you ready for the ride? Do you have total confidence on the skill of the driver? The answer depends on you.
Who are qualified to ride with God?
God is looking for people whose hearts and motives are pure and who do not hide their weakness from God. These are people who when they are convicted of their shortcomings are quick to keep short account with Him.
Just like when He choose David He said to Samuel, The Lord does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart. (1 Samuel 16:7)
Therefore our present success will not be His basis for choosing us, it will be the condition of our hearts which will matter to Him. Though David has failed God greatly when he committed adultery with Bathsheba and plotted the death of Uriah ( 2 Samuel 11:1-26). Despite Davids shortcoming God continues to use him greatly and he was fondly remembered as a man after Gods own heart.
Special group of people: Please take note
Presently there is a big group of Gods children who in the past had experienced the great mighty moving of God in your life and ministry . But today due to various circumstances , some of you have to give up these work or ministry for the sake of keeping peace, for family, for children and in the process, today you found yourselves seemingly bereft of any success.
Despite the sacrifices you had to make, you knew in your hearts that what you had done was of God and for God and you had peace about these actions. Despite the difficulties you had to face, the sacrifices you had to endure, the seemingly barrenness of your life right now. Silently, quietly you continue to worship and honor God as best as you knew how.
Yet you cannot deny that there is a greater longing in your hearts to be able to do more for Gods people, to do more for His kingdom, to be able to implement all the ideas & plans that you felt God has planted in you to do, and which you had been birthing in the innermost parts of your hearts for so long. Yet for now, these dreams & visions may seem unattainable.
Great news for you: God had you in His mind..
If you can identify with that group. Then, I have great news for you. God had you specially in mind and will call you to be on the forefront when His Holy Spirit makes the move.
As you have been faithful to God and had hold nothing back in the process, but laying down everything at His feet. So now its His time to respond. He will not forget His promises and His call for you and your family and you will see Him opening doors & opportunities for you which you thoughts were closed or have been lost.
A time just like Zechariah & Elizabeth, Joseph & Marys encounter with God (Luke 1)
Two different couples, with different age level & facing different challenges yet both families lives were intertwined with each other, and link by God for each other comfort & confirmation & for a common cause.
So will it be in the coming days. God will used the wisdom, skills & experience of those from the older generations and He will link them with the new ideas & innovative ways of the younger generations. The experience & expertise of each will complement and not compete, it will not contrast but will blend perfectly to fulfill Gods kingdom for the nations.
What Peter had spoken about to the crowd during Pentecost will once more be manifested in our midst. This is what was spoken by the prophet Joel: In the last days, God say, I will pour out my Spirit on all people, your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams. Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days. (Acts 2:16-18)
As in the days of Jesus disciples:
The people of God who will ride this wave will once more impact the community where they have been planted by God.
Holistic endeavors connected with education, skills training, community development, poverty alleviation, indigenous inventions, environmental protection and many other projects that the community will need, will once again be spearheaded and pioneered by Gods children who will have an important role in these projects.
God is releasing a marketplace anointing where your skills, talents, hobbies and spiritual gifting will be used extensively by God to impact the people that you are and will be working with in the coming days.
Ministry, business, job opportunity which you had given up before and thought had been lost will once more be brought back into your path by our God Himself. He will network you with people whom He had chosen to work beside you for these projects.
Just like in Jesus time, Gods work will start off small , they may not seem significant in the beginning, but as your continue to press in and faithfully do what has been assign to you , the impact and effect of these works will catch the attention of the secular world .
You will experience our God going before you and preparing the way for you. You will hear Him clearly guiding you this is the way, walk in it.
Our Father, thank You for quickening our hearts once more with this message. We will await that day O God with great expectations. Come Holy Spirit, even today, please prepare us for the work that You have chosen for each one of us to do. And just like David cried out to You with these words Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.(psalm 139:23-24) So, we cry out to you in the same manner today.
As a watchman wait for the dawn , so we also wait and long for You O God. Move as You had in the days of old. Summon Your power O God and show us Your strength as You had done before.
Be exalted once more in the midst of the nations. Raise up the standard of Your people. Pour out Your favor upon us so that people around us will know that Your Presence is with us and they will be able to distinguish Your children from the people of the world.
Thank You for revealing Your plans and Your heart for us for the coming days. We will await for them with great expectation and with thanksgiving in our hearts. Unto You O God and You alone be all glory and power and might for all that You have done, are doing and will do in our lives. In Jesus Christ Name, we say Amen, Amen.
Amen to that prayer. I feel as though I’d been put on a shelf for the last six or seven years. But I’ve stuck it out by God’s grace and am ready for a new anointing. Please pray that He will use me in mighty and not-so-mighty ways through my sicknesses or in spite of them. Mxxx