For some time many have been hearing you are moving into a new day and many have become discouraged in the wait. In fact, the tendency is to settle into mediocrity and call it "good enough," wearied by their longing, disappointed in no change.
I was reminded that the new day begins at Midnight. We must never forget this fact. It is still dark at midnight and the darkest hours are to come before morning light. But, nonetheless, it is a new day. What we glean in this season of darkness...rest even...is preparatory for the dawning of light to come.
Just as winter is to the seasonal calendar, so is this period of darkness in the rhythm of our natural (rest) and spiritual (trust) life. It is a time that develops a deep sense of trust, which is different than the battle for faith. It is a time where motives are revealed, priorities sifted...but when we come through to rest/trust, we find nothing moves the Father's heart quite like childlike trust. Warfare waged from a platform of worship, out of a heart of childlike trust will change the atmosphere. If we can find Him, His nearness (as Psalmist in 73 :23-28 comes to...nevertheless, no matter, even so...His nearness is my good, Ps. 73:28), and it becomes more than enough, we are then equipped, entrusted and prepared for the light of day.
We are entering into that dawning of the day when light breaks forth. It is in this period of time, this stillness we must hear from the Lord. Often it is in these first moments of natural awareness upon awakening that we hear the still small voice of the Lord and it sets us ready for the day ahead. So, in this season, with this dawning, a fresh Word will come that will set us ready, prepare and establish us for the glory of His presence.
Isaiah 60:1-2 says..."Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you. See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, BUT (emphasis mine) the Lord rises upon you and His glory appears over you." His light will strike His House first...why...vs. 3, "Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn." This is not about us, not even for us...though it will bless us...it is for His Kingdom purpose first and foremost.
In these wee hours of the morning ... in the last throes of darkness, Job 38:12-13 speaks of the Lord commanding the morning, causing dawn to know its place, so that light may get hold of the corners of the earth and shake the wickedness of night out of it. We are in these wee hours, no wonder we are seeing so much wickedness exposed around us. We must keep alert, ever watchful even within our own spirits/souls for what He is shaking out of us to prepare us for the day ahead. It is a day to ask Him to search us and try us...that He would lead us in the way everlasting (which is the eternal path, His original blueprint for us).
He is opening doors...I was reminded that the first mention of door in the scripture is in Genesis and speaks of sin crouching at our door...it involves choice. We should be seeking Holy Spirit's direction in our choices...both in the significant and insignificant. Our lives are a compilation of choices. Thank God, for all of us, that He is a Redeemer; but we are to be wise through His leadership. Interestingly the last two times you see door it is from Revelation 3:20...He is standing knocking...we must open our hearts/lives to Him. Then the very last mention which follows immediately is Revelation 4:1...out of this fellowship, this rich communion with Him we are invited to a door standing wide open in heaven. From this vantage point, from this call, we will be shown what must take place in the future. This is precisely where we want to be positioned at the breaking of the day...and it is coming! Enjoy the light, embrace the day and don't be afraid of it!
Prayer...from Isaiah 26:12-15
Lord, You will ordain peace for us, for You have wrought in us and for us all our works. O Lord, our God, other masters besides You have ruled over us...forgive us...now we will acknowledge and mention your name only. They, these former tyrant masters, are dead, they shall not live or reappear,they are as powerless ghosts and they shall not rise and come back. You have visited and made and end of them..You have caused every memory, every trace of their supremacy to perish. Set our hearts in right order...and then You will bring increase, You will increase the borders of our land. We have known trouble and distress, we cried out to You. We felt as a woman with child, giving birth to wind. But, we believe because of Your redemptive hand, Your very nature, that which we have died to will live and we will awake and sing for joy! And we will live in the light of your Glory, for Your dew O Lord is a dew of sparkling light...bringing life to all it falls upon. Make us ready!