Acts 2:42- And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine (teaching) and fellowship, and in breaking of bread and in prayers.
What a tremendous time it is for the church, the ecclesia, to rise up with fervor and passion to embrace the “Sun of Righteousness, who has risen with healing in His wings.” (Mal. 4:2)
What should our attitude be concerning what is being revealed? Should we be overcome with fear and doubt, with a pessimistic attitude, or should we be filled with love and power and a sound mind? (2 Tim. 1:7) Just like in the “Shift” from “Law to Grace”, there was a period of silence, waiting for the appearing of Christ to come, the one full of “grace and truth”, who had received “grace upon grace.”
There should be no fear of “too much grace” if we have put the identity of our Father through Jesus Christ in sons and daughters! Who really wants, as a son of God, just to ‘barely get by’, or just do enough to feel righteous!?! If the true spirit of Christ is in us, we desire to pleasing to Him, and experience the “surpassing greatness of His power!” (Eph. 3:19,20)
HOW DO WE ACTIVATE THE KINGDOM? Jesus said in Luke 12:32- ” Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kindom.” You must simply “receive” the kingdom, because we have grace and a kingdom that cannot be shaken. If you have been apprehended by the Lord, then all you can do is apprehend, or lay hold, of Him and not let go!
HOW DO WE ADVANCE THE KINGDOM? Jesus said in Luke 16:16- “The Law and the Prophets were until John; since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and everyone is pressing into it.” We have “preached the church” and “postponed the kingdom!” The Kingdom is always “at hand”, or in your grasp! The kingdom of God is “within” you, so began to preach and share and demonstrate the kingdom in everyday life, and we will see the “domain of darkness” pushed back, and Father of lights will shine through the Son of His Love, Jesus Christ. (Col. 1:12)
HOW DO WE ALIGN WITH THE KINGDOM? The last scripture in the Old Testament in Mal.4 says that the “Elijah was coming, and He would turn the “hearts of the Fathers to the children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.” (4:4-6) John the Baptist came in the “spirit and power of Elijah” to turn many of the children of Israel to the Lord their God. In Luke 1:17 it says, “to turn the hearts of fathers to the children, and the disobedience to the wisdom of the just, (the attitude of righteousness), TO MAKE READY A PEOPLE PREPARED FOR THE LORD!”
This year is all about coming into the government of God through divine order and relationship! As you find your place in His identity, purpose, vision, inheritance, and blessing, you will be aligned and set in the body to be all you were meant to be. We must simply “embrace His grace”, and experience our foundation in Him. “THAT I MAY KNOW HIM AND THE POWER OF HIS RESURRECTION AND THE FELLOWSHIP OF HIS SUFFERINGS, BEING CONFORMED TO HIS DEATH! (Phill. 3:10)
May the Father richly bless and keep you in the love of God and in the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit. Amen! (2 Co. 13:14)