STEP INTO OFFICE
I was busy with a devotional that Father have started yesterday, but as I was typing it, I felt restless. A sense that it was not flowing. The whole time what He has revealed to me this morning keeps playing in my mind and that He wants His Body to know this, apart from the group I shared it with this morning.
Last night I had a vision of a hand coming out of the clouds. The fingers outstretched. The first thought that came to me is that of the five-fold ministry. These are the Apostles, Prophets, Teachers, Evangelists and Pastors for the purpose of building up the church in the fullness of Christ into maturity. Now there are many other gifts He has given His children, but some know that Father has called them in this office. These are not gifts, they are offices in the Church.
I have posted "Enough is enough" where Father made it clear that judgment will start with the house of God. That He will shake. Previously I posted "Allignment, then Assingment". These all go hand in hand. This is in order to use us in the coming Apostolic Age. Our foundation that we are so deeply rooted in has to first be shaken. And don't we know that our Father knows perfectly well to do just that. His judgment on us is indeed so that our foundation may be shaken, so that we may be uprooted not just from that comfortable declining chair, but to get our "office shoes" on. To step into office. For this He has to get us to take off the shoes of childishness, not that of immaturity but that of drinking milk, whilst we should be eating meat by now.
Now is the time where He is shaking us so that we may get up, put on our shoes and focus on that particular office He has prepared us for. To not be distracted by everything around us, but to know that the time is upon us where it will no longer be about anything but the Kingdom of God. I have a sense in my spirit of new alliances that will be made, a moving and shifting of pawns if you may, to be set in place. Are you willing to let go of what was, so that you may embrace the new life that He has promised. For there will be a price to pay as you get up from your comfy chair. Are you willing to place all on the altar, so that He may shift you and you may step into that which He has prepared? And who is to say that it will be within a group...are you willing to walk alone?
The judgent is a shaking of foundations as well as a moving and a shifting. Make loose, set right, and allow the Spirit to move you where He desires. FOCUS, FOCUS, FOCUS - this remains the essence of the season. If you know that He has called you for any of these offices, then you are to be about building up the church in maturity in Chrst Jesus, in love. You are to focus on that office and perfect that which is still lacking. Put away the childish things and distractions and be willing to step out by faith. The just shall LIVE by faith.
Ephesians 4: 11 - 32