Well,… the rest of the story, yesterday… better than we could have imagined, TODAY… We left early this morning on our 90 mile drive to FaithWorld in Big Sandy/Dallardsville and stopped in “Goodrich North” subdivision in Goodrich to pick up our friends Roy and Beverly Jeffrey, who just recently bought a beautiful home in that lovely setting just south of Livingston. We had a wonderful service at FaithWorld, as Pastor Kevin, a wonderful prophetic psalmist and musician, by the grace of God just literally led us into an outstanding time of worship and praise to our Father!!
Roy & Beverly are worshipers like Pam and I, and at times my knees literally buckled in the presence of God! Such an awesome anointing… Praise and Worship is not just for “breaking the ground” to soften the heart for the Word, it is the mandate of King Jesus to open up the heavenlies and release a prophetic mantle so that the Holy Spirit can speak to us…I began my theme in Zech. 4 that, This is the WORD of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, “not by might, nor by power, but by MY SPIRIT”, says the Lord of Hosts…. He was asked several times, “What do you see” and “Do you know what you are seeing?” What are these two olive trees.. and “What are these two olive branches which through the two golden pipes empty the golden oil out of themselves?”
Zech. 4;14 he says, “These are the TWO ANOINTED ONES that stand by the Lord of the whole earth.” The “two anointed ones” in the Hebrew mean, “the TWO SONS of FRESH OIL!” Many are looking for two men like “Moses and Elijah” or Enoch and Elijah, but the Law (Moses) and the prophets (Elijah) were until John, and since that time the kingdom of God is preached and every man presses into it. (Luke 16:16) At the mount of transfiguration, when Jesus took Peter, James, and John up into an high mountain, Moses and Elijah appeared and began talking to them. Peter said, “Lord, let us build three tabernacles, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.” Before he could get through speaking, a bright cloud over-shadowed them, and a voice came out of the cloud which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; HEAR HIM… ( Matt. 17:1-6)
Moses and Elijah were gone and there wasn’t anyone there, save JESUS ONLY. The disciples asked him, Why then say the scribes that Elijah must first come? And Jesus answered them, saying, “Elijah truly shall first come, and restore all things. But I say unto you, That Elijah IS COME ALREADY, and they knew him not, but have done unto them what they desired. Likewise shall also the Son of man suffer by them.” THEN THE DISCIPLES UNDERSTOOD THAT HE SPOKE TO THEM ABOUT JOHN THE BAPTIST… so, I asked the congregation this, “Was it Moses alone that parted the Red Sea for the children of Israel to cross over on dry ground, or was it by the “power and authority of the WORD OF THE LORD, and the Spirit of God! I asked again, “Was it Elijah alone whose word caused the heavens to be shut up and not rain for three and a half years, or was it “THE WORD OF THE LORD CAME TO ELIJAH BY THE SPIRIT?”
Wow, the Holy Ghost rose up in us and in everyone and resounded back to Zech. 4:6- This is the WORD OF THE LORD unto Zerubbabel, “Not by might, nor by power, but BY MY SPIRIT, SAYS THE LORD OF HOSTS…” The Word of the Lord is not just the written word, the Logos, and not just the spoken word, the Rhema, but it is the LIVING WORD, the Lord Jesus Christ Himself, who is called in heaven, “THE WORD OF GOD!” And how does the Word of God dwell in us? Through the power of the HOLY SPIRIT! Not by might (of man), nor by power (of man’s strength) but by My Spirit, says the Lord!!! Who and What are these two anointed ones (sons of fresh oil) who stand by the Lord of the whole earth? THE WORD AND THE SPIRIT!!!! CHRIST IN YOU, THE HOPE OF GLORY, this is the glory of the riches of the mystery of God among the Gentiles that is being revealed, being made known, and manifested through the sons of God today…. As many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are the sons of God….
Wow, we were “caught up” in the presence of God, and didn’t even leave the building!!! The eyes of our heart were opened, enlightened, and illuminated by the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of HIM (Christ), so that we may know what is the hope of our calling..(Ep. 1:17,18) After that, we then went to lunch with Bro. Kevin and his mom, Sis. Betty, and had a great lunch and even greater fellowship. Roy and Beverly were just thrilled by the service and meeting them, and we then loaded in the car and went on back to their house. We then had another couple of hours of more of great fellowship and sharing and finally Pam said, “Honey, you think we ought to head home?” I said, “Baby, I think your right, or Roy and I are going to have take a nap if we stay much longer!!” LOL We got home about 6:30 or so and I did take a good snooze in the recliner watching football, while Pam just “passed out!” What a day!!!
We knew something awesome was going to take place today and it was truly Eph. 3:20- Now unto Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above and beyond anything we can ask or thing, or even imagine, according to the POWER THAT WORKS IN US… Get ready, the glory of the LORD is rising among us, His church, His people and His glory will be SEEN on us… let us arise with the glory of the Lord and see the “light of the knowledge of the glory of God IN THE FACE OF JESUS CHRIST…”
2 Cor. 4:6 What a day, what a weekend, and what a year coming up for the saints of God… Have a blessed week and remember, to “continue steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and breaking of bread, and in prayers… (Acts 2:42)