Fulfilling Your Destiny
To achieve the will and purpose of God on this earth we must know what God is doing, and what part we are to play in accomplishing that purpose. So many Christians have not taken the time to discover the issues that Father is interested in, and what part we are to play in bringing it to pass. So let us look at what we see in the world in this our day. We see wars in numerous places on the planet today, crime has greatly increased, while marriages are falling apart at an alarming rate, and religion has risen to the place where it has become a tool in the hands of people that are seeking to destroy TRUTH. These are only some of the problems we are facing in this modern world of the 21st century.
In Israel's history, there was a time when the nation was in great need because the High Priest was old and his two sons did not walk in righteousness as a result there was no one to represent the nation before God. The only person who seemed to be available to meet the desperate need of the hour was a barren woman who was the wife of Elkana. As she was crying unto the Lord in the Temple one day, the High Priest Eli who was almost blind thought she was drunk with wine and rebuked her. She told him she was not drunk but in great distress because she had nothing to give to God. There are not many people in the world today who carry such a burden to give unto the Lord. Her husband gave her the temple offering in money but this did not satisfy her hearts cry. The truth is that we can only give to the Lord what he has first given to us. Her hearts cry was for her to birth the Christ for her generation and to answer the desperate need of the hour because the doors into God's presence were closing and the Light of God was going out. Surely this is a picture of this very day in which we live.
The greatest need in this world today is for the Christ to be birthed in a people enabling them to fulfil the will and purpose of God. The need is not for more Bible Schools or Theological Colleges, nor is it the need for more Bible teaching, but it is for the birthing of the Christ IN A PEOPLE. The moment came in Israel's history when Rome was in possession of their land and they were paying tribute to Cesar. God's people were hurting under the Roman rod of King Herod who served Rome without thought for the people. Unknown to the people a messenger appeared to a woman whose name was Mary delivering to her an amazing message. She was a virgin who was espoused to a man named Joseph. She was told that she would become pregnant and bear a child and his name would be JESUS. But this was not just a simple pregnancy for no human sperm would be involved. Mary's response to the messenger was one of fear, knowing that her pregnancy would cancel the arrangements for her marriage. In fact it would appear to everyone that she had committed fornication and would suffer the consequences of the Law in Israel.
Beloved we are living in a time when the same situation applies, for there are forces functioning on the earth today that are destined to destroy people financially, and making it difficult to get medical attention, with crime increasing and generally causing unrest among the people. Our country is not being overrun by another nation but is being exposed to forces in every walk of life that bring fear and distrust even of Governments. No statesman can resolve the issues facing the world today and no Government has the answers either. New words are being used to describe our dilemma, like Recession and Melt-down, Financial Crash of Banks and Lending Institutions and the Stock Exchange. Even Christians are being caught up in this "Crash," but how few even consider that there is a spiritual answer for the world. Two thousand years ago a child was born in Bethlehem who was designated as a KING who was over every other King or authority on the earth.
The Prophet Isaiah says of him in Isaiah 40:15-17,
"Who has directed the Spirit of the LORD, or being his counselor has taught him? With whom took he counsel, and who instructed him, and taught him in the path of judgment, and taught him knowledge, and showed to him the way of understanding? Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket, and are counted as the small dust of the balance: behold, he takes up the isles as a very little thing. All nations before him are as nothing; and they are counted to him less than nothing, and vanity."
In this one King lies the hope and the desire of the nations. There is only one problem and that is to find a virgin who will birth the Christ for this generation. Most Christians are not even looking for a virgin today for they have followed the fables of religious men who teach the people that there is no need for a virgin today. They teach that Jesus Christ is up in the sky somewhere and that his plan is to return one day and call up the Christians who have followed their teachings, into the clouds in the sky and take them away to a place called heaven. The rest of the story is that when all the Christians have gone all hell will break loose on the earth creating the great tribulation in which the wicked will be punished. So there is no need for a virgin today to bring forth the Christ on the earth today according to this teaching.
Not long before Jesus went away He told His disciples in John 14:19,
"Yet a little while, and the world will see me no more; but you will see me: because I live, you shall live also. In that day you shall know that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you. He that has my commandments, and keeps them, he it is that loves me: and he that loves me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him."
Jesus told the disciples that very soon the people who did not have a relationship with him would no longer be able to see him for they are limited to natural sight. By contrast the people who knew him by the spirit would continue to see him living after the cross.
The principle in worship is that we must have an offering to give to the Lord if we desire to worship Him. Abraham was directed to the top of the mountain with Isaac to worship the Lord but he needed an offering. Most Christians would have caught a Lamb or Goat and used that as an offering but not Abraham who was directed to offer his only son that God had given to him after 100 years. Sarah had never produced a child in all her years, and now even when she was past her time to even think of birthing a child, she brings forth by the spirit her only son Isaac. Now Abraham is facing the test of true worship when God demands that his offering must be one that he could never produce himself. Can we grasp what this meant for Abraham to bind his only son on the altar as an offering to God. This is true worship and most Christians know very little of such dealings of God in their lives. True worship involves the offering of ourselves on the altar of sacrifice according to Rom 12: 1-2. This involves the sacrifice being consumed (death) and the emergence of a NEW LIFE that rises out of that death, bringing with it a transformation from mortal to immortality.
People bring an offering to the Lord on Sunday morning in the form of MONEY that cost them so little, and so their worship has almost no impact upon their lives. Right through the Old Testament every offering was DEAD at the point of sacrifice and so had no impact upon the people. The worship of God's people today has no more impact on them than the offering of a bullock or lamb on the brazen altar of the Temple. But when we come to the New Covenant this must be ratified not by some animal sacrifice but we see Jesus Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane facing the cross and he is sweating great drops of blood as the Father's will is made clear to him. GOD only has ONE SON and not two or a hundred and He required HIS LIFE be offered for the redemption of the world so that he would taste death for every man. God's only begotten son willingly laid down his life for the salvation of the world. Jesus is the TRUE LAMB OF GOD that takes away the sins of the world.
The one who KNEW NO SIN was made to be the MAN OF SIN so that we, the offspring of God, might be made the righteousness of God IN HIM. Down through the ages this offering has been distorted as we glibly claim that he died INSTEAD OF US so that we might not have to die. HE suffered, the JUST for the UNJUST that he might bring us to God. Jesus Christ said, "If any man will follow in my footsteps here is what I will require of him. He must forsake the right to save his own being by denying himself and then taking up his CROSS let him follow me recognising he has no more right to life than Jesus did. As we all came out of Jesus Christ in the beginning he marked out the pathway for us that would fulfil our divine destiny. We were destined to be the Saviours of the world by laying down out natural life that has caused the Soul to defile our true being, having been deceived concerning our true identity, and creating an alien world that is slowly destroying man on this earth. Until we exchange our natural life for the life of the spirit we cannot bring the Life of God to this earth. The earth is not waiting for better preachers or better leaders but for those who will see Abraham, the father of the faithfull, as the beginning of a new people being raised up in God who see that the true pathway to the Father leads to the CROSS FOR ALL OF US.
For only then can we be the Saviours of this world. Isaac took on a new role after the mountain experience. Matt. 1:1 says,
" The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.
Abraham birthed the CHRIST who from that moment became his heir, living on after Abraham and all the prophets and through David until Christ was birthed through a virgin who surrendered her life to God for the fulfilment of the divine purpose which was that in the fullness of time Christ was born some 2000 years ago.
Back to Hannah whose cry was for the Lord to give her a child that she could then give to the Lord to serve him. How amazing, that this woman was expressing the very heart of God to fulfil the great need for a priest to function in the temple. It is recorded that the doors of the Temple were closing, and the Lamp in the Temple representing the presence and Light of God was going out, so things were at a very critical stage. But the spirit of the Lord laid the burden of God upon this woman, who was needed to supply the answer to Israel's need in that hour.
Where are the people of God today who cry unto the Lord to give them a child to be raised up to fulfil the will and purpose of God on the earth today, or is it OK to desire children for our own personal benefit? Is God happy with the situation that exists in this world, with people being killed every day in the wars and so many young people committing suicide? Girls as young as 12 are getting pregnant and thousands of children are living on the streets, with drugs and alcohol destroying lives while pornography and crime of every kind is polluting society worldwide. Is this the will of God for the world for which Jesus Christ died in an act of unconditional love, to save man from himself? The religious world is deluding itself by building beautiful buildings and seeking to make their people happy in meetings, while ignoring the plight of the millions who will die of hunger and have no shelter from the elements. The rich are building bigger and better homes while the poor are getting poorer and mankind seems to live only for their own pleasure. We need to be reminded that Jesus said in Matt. 16:24,
"If any man will come after me, let him deny himself and take, up his cross and follow me to Calvary, for whoever shall save his natural life that animates his body, shall lose it or render it useless. But whosoever shall voluntarily lay down his natural life FOR MY SAKE shall discover his true life, that is ordained of God designed to fulfil the will and purpose of God on this earth." (Paraphrased)
It seems that in this world very few people have any understanding of what God is doing on the earth in this our day. Israel's need was indeed urgent at that time but it was met as Hannah, 1 Sam. 1:20, gave birth to a son, Samuel, who replaced the aging Eli and became a leader for the people. As I look at the world we live in today I see a tremendous need for spiritual leadership and for those who would yield themselves to the spirit who will fill them as vessels that will liberate those who have been drawn away from the truth by false doctrines that have ensnared them and brought them into spiritual bondage. A person in ministry cannot have a personal agenda apart from God's will and purpose to preach the Gospel of the Kingdom to the whole world. Although the internet has been a wonderful tool to spread the Gospel of the Kingdom, it has also given voice to a myriad of voices that appeal to the natural mind, using mysticism and an endless pursuit of knowledge.
This world needs those who can hear clearly the voice of God and then communicate what Father is saying to his people in this our day. There are Pastors and preachers who are travelling to foreign countries, but so often the word they deliver lacks in power to bring change to the nations who today are being destroyed by governments and political leaders who have no real love for the people. Religion, in many cases becomes a tool to isolate people one from the other just as it has done for 2000 years all over the world. After 2000 years the Church has failed to unite the people on the earth and continues to create the divisions that often divide families and nations. False concepts of God introduced by religion have made God to be what ever the people consider him to be and not the God of all creation and the owner of the whole earth.
Are we to consider that it is futile to think that we could make a difference and close our minds to hearing the voice of God in this hour? Why are we entertaining thoughts that our country is beyond saving from the great man made dilemmas that we face? If there ever was a need for us to hear from God it is now! Jesus said in Mark 10:27,
" With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible."
"And one of the multitude answered and said, Master, I have brought unto you my son, which has a dumb spirit; And where ever he takes him, he tears him: and he foams, and gnashes with his teeth, and pines away: and I spoke to your disciples that they should cast him out; and they could not. He answered him, and said, O faithless generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I suffer you? Bring him unto me. And they brought him unto him: and when he saw him, straightway the spirit tares him; and he fell on the ground, and wallowed foaming. And he asked his father, How long is it ago since this came unto him? And his father said, Of a child. And ofttimes it has cast him into the fire, and into the waters, to destroy him: but if you can do any thing, have compassion on us, and help us. Jesus said unto him, If you can believe, all things are possible to him that believes.
What a strange statement for Jesus to make. "All things are possible to him that believes!" But that is not the only strange statement Jesus made. In Mark 11:23-26 Jesus said,
"Have faith in God. For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them. And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses. But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses."
Jesus said, "Have faith in God!" Where has our faith gone that now we want to look to ourselves for the answer to the problems this great country of ours is facing? Jesus said in Matt. 6"31-34,
"Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof."
What is a matter with us that we can't understand plain English? Jesus was here talking about trusting His Father in all these matters that we must face! In Mark 11 He said something that our carnal minds just seem to never understand but Jesus could not have said it more clearly. You see, our problem is that we don't understand authority. If you are in a position of authority all you have to do is declare the word that you desire to have done and it will happen. Consider the passage in Matt. 8:5-10,
"And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a centurion, beseeching him, And saying, Lord, my servant lies at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented. And Jesus said unto him, I will come and heal him. The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that you should come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed. Because I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it. When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel."
According to Mark 11 Jesus said, "Have faith in God. For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. Therefore I say unto you, What things soever you desire, when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you shall have them!"
Notice, He did not say, "If you are a Christian, or if you are faithful in your church attendance, or if you faithfully give of your tithes, or if you love your neighbour as yourself! He said that anyone can say to the mountain and if that persons does not doubt in their heart that the mountain will obey their word then the mountain will move. WHY is this so? Because we have been given authority to rule on this earth. It was given to Adam way back when and that authority still exists today!
We so often pray and ask God to do things for us or to bring things to pass when He has instructed us to speak to these things and take dominion over them. Jesus final instructions to His disciples the night before He went to the cross was, "Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. And whatsoever you shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it."
Don't you think that it is about time that we sons of God begin to take authority over the enemy that is trying to destroy our great nation? Will you stand up and join with me and take authority over these evil forces? Will you declare with me?
"This United States of America is founded upon the word of the Lord Jesus Christ and was established upon Christian principles and shall remain such. We come against the powers and evil forces of both men and spirits that are planning and scheming to undermine the very foundation that this nation was founded upon and we declare that you will not succeed in this and that this nation has yet to see it's finest hour! No power or spiritual force can stand before us because greater is He that is in us than he that is in the world!