“I brought you into this world and I can take you out of it!”-Moms/Dads everywhere
I was reading and praying at work today (on my lunch break on the bathroom floor, lol – you go where you gotta) and I read a couple interesting things. First, I was praying for my pastor (WHICH YOU SHOULD ALL BE DOING EVERYDAY). As I did, the Lord showed me some things and let me tell you, in the next few months (and especially in 5-6 weeks), something is going to happen. Yes, I know that’s around election time, but it’s more than that. I feel a strong sense that something is coming. Judgment is coming, revival is coming, something is gonna happen. There will be a resolution of sorts. Some of us already knew this, but the Holy Spirit confirmed it in my heart this week through my pastor’s preaching and through reading and prayer.
Just be ready; be expectant.
Anyway, God reminded me of a verse He had me memorize a little over 8 months ago. We had been going through it as a church (we still are, but this was when everything first came about). It was Psalm 2. It was a promise: He would have “them” in derision (our enemies). He would laugh at them, even. He repeated that to me today while I was praying and I just prayed that out – Lord, You said You’d have them in derision. You said You’d laugh. You’ll scoff at the scoffers. Amen, Lord. Let it be so.
There is someone in particular I was seeing who was VERY frustrated that his plans weren’t working out, but I will keep that to myself (those who know will know), and it could be in reference to others so I don’t want to box God in (as if that’s possible).
I continued in prayer and finished, then remembered my pastor said for us to read Colossians. So I started to read that and as I did, verse 15-16 of Chapter 1 stood out to me.
“Christ is the visible image of the invisible God. He existed before anything was created and is supreme over all creation, for through Him God created everything in the heavenly realms and on earth. He made the things we can see and the things we can’t see – such as thrones, kingdoms, rulers, and authorities in the unseen world. Everything was created through Him and for Him.”Colossians 1:15-16
A few things about this verse that stood out:
God is so cool – I was reading another verse the other day in Hebrews I think it was that Jesus is the “brightness of [God’s] glory and the express image of His person.” So, the Word again confirmed itself.
Supreme – Just the other day I prayed this prayer that God would pour out His Holy Spirit upon all flesh as He promised, giving us the supreme realization of Jesus Christ. That is to me the purpose of the Holy Spirit, to point us to Christ, to remind us of Him, and to lead us into all truth (which is Christ). Just an interesting word to use, and more interesting to find it in the Word like that.
Rulers, authorities, thrones, and kingdoms – “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” (Ephesians 6:12) God created all this, though evil sprung out of the pride from the devil who was originally an angel of light, created by Him and for Him. This part of the verse made me think a parent saying, “I made you…I brought you into this world and I can take you out of it.”
God (Father, Son, Holy Spirit) created all things. He can take it out. He has already. We don’t see His (our) victory yet because we aren’t operating in His time – “But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day.” ( Peter 3:8) It has happened already for Him, but for us not yet. Remember, He made a public spectacle of the enemy on the cross (going further into Colossians – now I know why my pastor wanted us to read it again!):
“And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross.”Colossians 2:15
To be a spectator of that in the spiritual realm on that day would be such a dream. So, victory is ours. We need to be praying for the manifestation of it in our lifetime. We should be praying as Jesus told us to: “Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.” That our “yet” might become “already” at least in our hearts. That is exactly what He will do again soon with some things we’ve been dealing with and awaiting victory for.
I just wanted to share this with you today because it seems like this has been going on FOREVVVVER, but it will soon end (at least this portion or season). Trust His faithfulness. Trust His Word. Speak it out. Declare it and declare it as true, and be expecting. Our due date for the birth of something new is coming up – 5 to 6 weeks. Pray, pray, pray.
All glory and honor, dominion and power to God in Christ. Holy and worthy is He.