Sunday, November 11, 2012

“The Push of God has Begun” by Garris Elkins

Recently, I took part in a conference with people attending from all around the world. The worship was powerful.  During one of the morning worship sessions the Lord began revealing to me a developing image of a father’s heart. I saw a father gently pushing one of his children out onto a stage where the child was about to take part in a school play.  He had never been on this stage before. The child began to resist the Father’s gentle push. He was afraid of being abandoned and left alone in front of the audience.

As this image developed I realized this was a word for the Church.  It was a picture of God who was beginning to propel his people out onto the world stage by the breath of his Spirit. Some who are feeling his push are resisting.  They have been given promises in the past that have not yet been fulfilled and they are responding to God out of disappointment and fatigue. 

As this image was taking place, I heard the Lord say,

“I am beginning to push my people into a new season upon the world stage. This push will be a work of my Spirit needed to overcome a reluctance that has developed in your hearts. I will never call you to a new place where I would ever leave you alone and without power.  As I told my servant Joshua, I tell you today, ‘I will never leave you or forsake you.’ The stage upon which I am now positioning you is a place complete with everything you will need to accomplish my will.  My presence will be your single resource in this new place. Bring nothing with you. I want your trust to be placed in my presence alone, not in your performance or what has worked for you in the past. I will stand with you in this new place to help you experience the fullness of what I have called you to do in my name.  I have begun a good work in you and this push of my Spirit is to move you to a new place where you will stand confident until my good work is completed in you.”

This is a season of countdown for the drawing of a curtain where things God has promised are about to be seen.  Many have chosen to remain standing in the wings of God’s miraculous stage instead of stepping out onto this visible platform of faith.  It has been such a long time that some have forgotten why they are waiting. They have forgotten the words of their part in God’s play. They don’t remember their cue.  The push of God’s Spirit is coming to launch them out onto God’s stage for a demonstration of His love and power as the curtain of time is pulled back.

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