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As we are in this EMERGING process,

we find that the Lord has us 'emerge' from

that which is sinful, dangerous, or worthless, and then we EMERGE into...

that which is pure, and powerful...

 

Jesus is the most pure, most holy Person Who ever lived upon this earth.

 He is perfect.

 

The Bible says that ‘all have sinned and come short of the glory of God...’ and yet, the only sin upon Jesus was out sins that He took upon Himself. Jesus left His power and glory, taking on the frailty of mankind.

 

It was His inner purity and sinlessness that allowed the Holy Spirit to work miracles through Jesus. 

As we EMERGE FROM sin,

we EMERGE INTO miracles. blessings, 

 and power.

 

We are told to ‘do the works of Christ’, and ‘greater works’.

We can do that, if we learn to put on the ‘purity’ of Jesus.

 

In these last days, during the time of the double portion revival, we can have power, greater than Jesus had shown in His first coming.

The walking on water, the calming of storms, the feeding of thousands with a few loaves and fishes, the healing of all the sick, the raising of the dead will be very common in that double portion time.

Jesus knew that His purity needed to be total. He came to John the Baptist, and asked John to baptize Him. John the Baptist knew that Jesus had not sinned, and he protested Jesus’ request.

"Matthew 3:14

"I have need to be baptized of Thee,

and comest Thou to me?"

Jesus did not need to be baptized to admit sin, but to fulfill righteousness.

When the baptism took place, a dove landed upon Jesus’ head, and remained calmly there. This signified the power of the Spirit that would anoint the ministry of Jesus.

Then a voice from heaven, God’s own voice, spoke. God said;

Matthew 3:16-17

"This is My beloved Son,

 in Whom I am well pleased."

God was pleased with Jesus, the Spirit was anointing Jesus, and Jesus went about ministering, healing, having signs and wonders beyond any previous ministry.

 

Jesus EMERGED INTO ministry,

after that He emerged pure,

declared pure and approved of ..

by God...

 

The Spirit then took Jesus to the wilderness for the purity of Jesus to be proven.

The temotation of Jesus was Spirit inspired.

It was not to see if Jesus was pure, He was.

 It was to demonstrate to all of us that Jesus’ determination to be pure, to remain pure was dominant before His ministry began.

Jesus went 40 days, neither eating, nor drinking. That would give anyone, including Jesus, great hunger and thirst. His physical weakness would be at its greatest point. Still in that weakened state, Jesus could rebuke and defeat the devil.

Many today want to be at some peak of strength and power to defeat the devil.

They want worship services that get their emotions to a peak, their positive vibes flowing well, and many other strong saints around them, and then maybe, they will rebuke the devil.

 

Yet, Jesus showed us that in His physically weakest time, He could defeat the devil, due to His purity.

 

His strength was found in the weakness

of the time fasting and temptation time...

 

The devil was no match for a Jesus,

Who was in human form,

weak from hunger and thirst.

 

Not only did Jesus prove His holy and pure to John the Baptist,

but the devil left frustrated and defeated.

 

Pilate later said of Jesus, ‘I find no fault’.

 

Those who had wanted Him crucified had to bring in LYING accusers, for there was no sin in Jesus to be truthfully revealed.

Hebrews 7:26

‘For such a High Priest became us, Who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate frm sinners, and made higher than the heavens."

I Peter 2:22

"Who did no sin,

neither was guile found in His mouth."

I John 3:5

"And ye know that He was manifested to take away our sins, for in Him, is no sin."

We are weak and failing. We have all sinned and failed to hit the target of righteousness. Our righteousness is as filthy rags. And yet, Paul declared that we can share the purity of Jesus.

II Corinthians 5:21

"For He hath made Him to be sin for us, Who knew no sin... that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him."

We need to emerge from sin, failure...

and emerge into God's power and blessings. 

 To replace our failing and sinful nature with the purity of Jesus is an awesome, beyond comprehension, blessing. Our purity cannot come from ourselves. We can strive and strive to get better and better, and even if we ever got to a place of total perfection, it would still not be even close to the purity of Jesus, for our past failures rob us from being able to even think of claiming His kind of purity.

Jesus spoke of Himself as being ‘life’ for us.

John 10:10

"The thief cometh not,

 but for to steal and to kill, and to destroy.

I am come that they might have life,

and that they might have it more abundantly."

 

Life comes from Jesus.

Our guilty and shamed persons are given mercifully the inner pure life of Jesus.

We need that purity if we want

to do the works of Christ.

Mankind, including you and me, is sinful.

Matthew 7:20-23

"...out of the heart of men

evil thoughts proceed...’

We are told that there is ‘none righteous’, and mankind’s mind is ‘desperately wicked.’ That wickedness and evil can be cleansed from us.

In the Old Testament, God spoke:

Isaiah 52:11

"Cleanse yourselves,

ye that bear the vessels of Jehovah."

 

The Jewish people often thought that this meant to ‘wash their hands.

Yet, God was speaking of an inner purity to go along with their normal outward cleansings.

 

Too many of this time, spend much time, effort, and even expense, to be outwardly clean, good smelling, and adorned.

Yet, an inner purity is what God, then and now, has wanted.

Not many would go to work unwashed, unadorned, smelly.

Yet, many come before the Lord, lay hands on the sick, witness about Jesus, with no inner purity.

 

If we ignore the need for purity, or are ignorant of the offered purity of Jesus, we limit our usefulness to God, we have little power and stop the Spirit from being able to move in power through us.

 

God wants to cleanse us, put His purity upon us, and empower us with greater power than Jesus showed in His first coming.

The ‘now’ work of the Lord includes teaching us to put on Jesus’ purity and do great marvelous works in the double portion time of this revival.

 

Some, in Jesus’ first coming, criticized Jesus for allowing His disciples to eat breat with unwashed hands (Mark 7:3-4).

Jesus worried very little about such kind of things.

Yet, Jesus will not overlook a lack of inner purity in these last days.

 

If we want to EMERGE INTO

great blessings...

we need to EMERGE FROM impurity...

 

We find our PURITY in Jesus...

in His love, forgiveness, mercy....


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Have you ever watched a caterpillar?

 

I haven't for a while, but remember

some things from long ago...

 

the caterpillar has lots of legs...

but surrely moves slowly...

alot get killed crossing the roads up

here,

they have the 'wooly bear' parade in a town

nearby, celebrating a certain kind of caterpillar...

 

all those legs, yet, they can barely move...

ugly as all get out, not something most

want to touch or play with...

if squeezed too hard, you get gooey

stuff all over you...

 

well, that caterpillar emerges from

the cocoon into a beautiful butterfly,

able to fly great distances at far

greater speeds than the caterpillar

could crawl...

the beauty of the butterfly is awesome,

and people admire the butterfly,

but hated the caterpillar...

 

someday, we shall emerge into

our new heavenly bodies...

a new ministry with Jesus,

a new home in heaven...

 

here, I am the ugly, useless,

disliked caterpillar...

but someday in heaven,

a new body, eternal youth,

strength, increased learning,

etc... I can be the butterfly...

 

yup... that will be an emergence...

 

till then, some of you may emerge

from caterpillar to butterfly ministry,

energized with the wings of the Spirit

to do great things for God...

 

caterpillars emerge...

from the cocoon to butterfly powers...

so can you...

 

 


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As we come into the EMERGING..

there will be battles, and

we may grow weary...

 

Hebrews 4:1

Let us therefore fear,

 lest a PROMISE being

left of us entering into the rest,

any of you should seem to come short of it...'

We have many great promises from God...

and the 'rest'

(Greek word is katapausis, meaning REFRESHING)

that is promised to us, is very needed.

 

We struggle, wear ourselves out,

grow weary, become anxious, angry...

 

 We need refreshed.

 

The children of Israel were slaves in Egypt,

and God freed them,

but still there was another promise

 beyond that...

a 'rest', a refreshing, that was to be found

 in the claiming of the promised land...

 

In type, that rest and refreshing spoke of a rest and refreshing that God promises for us too..

 

This EMERGING is a 'refreshing' to our embattled souls and bodies.

 

The refreshing that you so desire,

 that unloading of the strains of life,

the anxiousness and uncomfortable stresses

that so bear down on us,

need a refreshing...

We can 'seem to come short'

of that promised refreshing...

Hebrews 4:5-7
'If they shall inter into My rest

(refreshing),

seeing therefore it remaineth,

that some must enter therein,

and they to whom it was first preached,

entered not in, because of UNBELIEF, ...

 

Today, if you will hear His voice,

HARDEN NOT your hearts (minds)...'

The reasons we lose or do not get the refreshing, i.e. the 'EMERGING',

 are 'unbelief' and 'hardening'

 

The refreshing offered to the Israelites was lost for those reasons, and today, if we lose the REFRESHING, it is due to unbelief and hardening...

Hebrews 4:11-12
'Let us therefore LABOR,

to enter into that rest (EMERGING),

lest any man fall

after the same example of unbelief...

 for the Word of God is quick.. powerful...

sharper than any 2 edged sword,
piercing even tot he dividing asunder

of the soul and spirit,

 and to the joints and marrow,

and is a discerner of the thoughts

and intents of the heart...'

The Word of God is where FIRST we LABOR... AND IT WILL REVEAL AS WE READ, the thoughts and intents, and it will with its sharpness cut into our souls and make us ready for the emerging

 and teach us how to enter into the EMERGING.

Hebrews 4:13-16

‘Neither is there any creature

that is not manifest in His sight,

 but all things are naked and opened

unto the eyes of Him

 with Whom we have to do.

Seeing then,

 that we have a great High Priest,

 Who is passed into the heavens,

Jesus Christ, the Son of God,

let us hold fast our profession.

For we have not a High Priest

 Who cannot be touched

 with the feelings of our infirmities,

but was in all points,

 tempted like was we are,

yet without sin.

Let us therefore come boldly

 unto the throne of grace,

that we may obtain mercy,

and find grace to help in time of need.’

 

God cares about us to finally EMERGE.

He sees us in our weaknesses,

and understands all the hardness

that life’s labor and stress can bring.

 

 He was tempted like as we,

and He still has prepared a way for us

to come boldly before Him,

and there to find

at the ‘throne of grace’

the ‘unmerited favor’ we need.

 

And there, at that place of 'mercy'

we can EMERGE...

 

The caterpillar struggles as it emerges

from the cocoon...

it is a battle, to become the butterfly..

but it is God's miraculous work

that transforms us from caterpillars

to beautiful butterflies...

We struggle in the process, but

God does the work ... the miraculous work. 

 

We come ‘boldly’ to Him.

The word ‘boldly’ is the Greek word

‘parrhesia’

 meaning to be ‘able to speak boldly and plain’.

 

The boldness can be there, for we have found the ‘rest’ in Him.

Hebrews 3:12

"Take heed, brethren,

lest there be in any of you,

an evil heart of unbelief,

 in departing from the living God.’

 

The unbelief makes easy

the departing from the presence of God.

To depart, or leave that awesome EMERGENCE is foolish, and is ‘unbelief.’

Hebrews 3:14

"For we are made partakers of Christ,

 if we hold the beginning

of our confidence steadfast to the end."

 

The key to this emergence

is to ‘partake’ of Christ,

 to penetrate His awesome glory,

and be within that awesome glory.

 

The ‘emerging’ comes by an ‘emerging into’.

 

So many wait for it to be ‘applied’

or given.

Yet, it is an ‘entering’ into the EMERGENCE.

 

Like unto Israel who were to ‘enter into’ the promised land, we are to ‘EMERGE into’ the promised rest.

Hebrews 3:10-11

"They do always err...

They shall not enter into My rest (emergence).’

 

The ‘entering’ experience is a glorious,

miraculous benefit of our faith.

We have had the ‘veil’ of the Temple rent,

and now can enter into

the very presence of God.

It is no longer a place in Jerusalem,

where the presence of God abides,

but is a state of being the very Temple of God.

I Corinthians 3:16-17

"Know ye not, that

ye are the TEMPLE of God,

 and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you.

 If any man defile the TEMPLE of God,

him shall God destroy...

For the TEMPLE of God ye are...’

 

We are the Temple,

and like the Temple in Jerusalem,

there came a time where the glory departed,

and God’s presence was not in it as before.

 

So, in Christianity today,

there are many Christians

who have ‘defiled’ the Temple,

and have lost the glory about their person.

I Corinthians 6:19

What, know ye not,

that your body

is the Temple of the Holy Spirit,

Who is in you, which ye have of God?

So that ye are not your own.

 For ye are bought with a price.

Therefore, glorify God in your body,

 and in your spirit, which is God’s.’

 

The body is the Temple.

Our spirit is engulfed

with the glorious glory of God.

 

The body therefore should be kept holy, purified by the blood of Jesus whenever we have sinned.

 

We pray for His blood to cleanse our sinful person, we bathe afresh daily in His blood, so that the Temple of God may maintain the awesome glory of the Lord.

 

We cannot try to maintain selfish anger,

nor nurse injured egos,

 and cannot justify sin

and things that take us

from harmony with God.

II Corinthians 6:16-18

"And what agreement,

 hath the Temple of God with idols?

For ye are the Temple of the living God;

as God hath said,

 ‘I will dwell in them, and walk in them,

and I will be their God,

 and they shall be My people.

Wherefore, come out from among them (emerge out of),

and be ye separate,’

 saith the Lord.

‘Touch not the unclean thing,

and I will receive you (let you emerge into).

And will be a Father unto you,

 and ye shall be My sons and daughters,

saith the Lord Almighty.’"

 

Purity is not possible for our persons,

 but we constantly need to be cleansed

by the blood,

 and seek to separate from that

 which defiles and is unclean.

 

Too many think all they need is a past salvation experience, and they miss ‘entering in’ to the awesome aura glory of God.

 

Like Israel in the wilderness,

was freed from the slavery of Egypt,

but that generation did not experience the entering into experience.

 

They emerged out of,  but never emerged into, they died in the wilderness experience,

sinning, doubting, failing to emerge into...

 

They wandered in desert.

They ate but did not get the fruit and victorious blessings of the promised land.

 

In that same way, many saints today are in wilderness experiences, not finding the glorious aura glory filling the Temple.

II Corinthians 7:1

"Having therefore, these promises,

dearly beloved,

 let us cleanse ourselves

 from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit,

perfecting holiness in the fear of God."

 

This message of cleansing,

of emerging into the glorious presence of God,

is not popular, for it humbles us.

 

‘Perfecting holiness’ is a job,

 and is not one where we ever feel like we deserve a standing ovation.

 

We are humbled, we repent oft,

we find that our person is wretched and wicked in nature,

and only the mercy of God brings purity.

 

We find that the glory of God

and the sinfulness of our persons

 are incompatible,

 and choice needs made between the two.

 

We cannot persuade God,

no matter how hard we try,

to allow sin and His glory to abide together

 in His Temple.

The emergence will be fantastic...

 

Romans 8:10-18

"... I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that shall be revealed in us..."

The glory of this life, walking in the emerging,

is a down payment on that glory of our new bodies.

 

That glory then, after the rapture,

 is so awesome,

that the sufferings of this life

 are not a great concern,

 for our persons are able to endure so much more, and still smile and be joyful.


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We want to EMERGE...

 

We 'emerge' FROM,

and we 'emerge' TO...

 

From what can we emerge?

The list varies, for each of us vary

in need...

 

Firstly, we can emerge  from infirmities.

 

Luke 13:11-16 tells of a woman that emerged  from a long enduring infirmity.

 

In Mark 7:32-35, some emerged from being deaf and dumb.

 

In Matthew 9:27-31, some emerged from blindness.

 

In Matthew 8:1-4, we see that Jesus could emerge some from leprosy.

 

We will, in this revival of the time just

prior to Jesus' coming,

 walk into buildings where there is sickness of all kinds.

We will stand there in the glory of God, and see God EMERGE the sick from  sickness.

 

 

 

Secondly, bonds can be emerged FROM.

 

Paul and Silas EMERGED from bondage (Acts 16:26).

 

Another time, Jesus was about to be

seized by angry pharisees,

but EMERGED through their midst,

unable to be stopped by those desiring to bind Him.

Many try to interfere with the gospel spread.

In the final revival, the devil will put forth all efforts he can to stop the spread of the gospel. Many will be encouraged by the devil to imprison and lock up those who are miraculously ministering for the Lord. In some cases, angels will come and help the hindered ones to EMERGE from those bonds,

in other cases, the locks will become unlocked, doors will open, freedom will not be denied.

Thirdly, we will EMERGE multitudes from sin.

 

Sin tries to grip, habits refuse to let go of their victims.

in  places where we will go,

some will find that an overwhelming pricking of the souls

will encompass those about them.

 Many will fall on their knees, repenting, weeping, and EMERGING from sin, to Jesus.

Often this will happen before some even get to  preach, and then as they preach, more will come to Jesus,

EMERGING from their sins.

 

Fourthly, false guilt can be EMERGED from by many tormented Christians.

The devil tries to hold guilt on many.

Though they have repented long ago, and often since, that guilt is pasted back onto the person by the demons.

They cannot un-paste that guilt, and wear it with shame.

The false guilt of these victims, needs to be

EMERGED from...

and rejoicing can break out,

songs can be sung of joy,

dancing can then  be spontaneous and unrestrained.

James 5:14-15 tells us of the ‘elders’ (pastors) of the church that should be able to unlock and EMERGE others from sickness and sin.

James 5:14-15

"Is any sick among you?

 Let him call for the elders of the church.

And let them pray over him,

anointing him with oil,

 in the name of the Lord.

And the prayer of faith shall save the sick,

and the Lord shall raise him up.

And if he hath committed sins,

they shall be forgiven him."

 

Peter preached to Cornelius’ household.

Before he could get to the altar call, to offer them salvation, they began to speak with tongues.

 They had, in their hearts, in the midst of that early revival, repented  and EMERGED FROM SINS, and been  EMERGED INTO  the Spirit, before the sermon could be finished.

 

In the last days, the salvations will come so fast and easy, we will be as boggled of mind, as was Peter there.

 

We need to see this EMERGING POWER

operating again... James 4;7

"I give you authority over serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall be impossible to you."

KEYS ARE NEEDED,

IF YOU ARE LOCKED IN A ROOM...

Some need to EMERGE from what

they have been locked in...

and thereby, EMERGING FROM,

they can then EMERGE INTO the great

things God desires for them.

Isaiah 22:20-24

And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will call My servant, Eliakim, the son of Hilkiah.

And I will clothe him with thy robe, and strengthen him with thy girdle, and I will commit thy government into his hand; and he shall be a father to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and to the house of Judah.

And the key of the house of David will I lay upon his shoulder, so shall he open, and none shall shut and he shall shut and none shall open. (this is EMERGING)

And I will fasten him as a nail in a sure place, and he shall be for a glorious throne to his father’s house.

And they shall hang upon him all thy glory of his father’s house."

The ‘key of David’ confered upon Eliakim all the ‘glory of his father’s house’. The same with the keys  FOR emerging that are given to us by God.

 

 What Eliakim could do in the authority of David’s house, we can do the same as Jesus in God’s authority.

 

This EMERGING is what Jesus spoke to the disciples when He talked of the ‘keys of the kingdom.’

(Matthew 16:18-19)

 

When we go forth to do the works of Jesus, to win the world in our ministries, we have the authority of God’s kingdom, and we can be sure that God’s power will be able to do what we ‘bind or loose,’ and lock and unlock.

There is a ‘key of knowledge’.

Luke 11:52

"Woe unto you, lawyers! For ye have taken away the key of knowledge. Ye have not entered in yourselves, and them that were entering, ye hindered.’

The experts of the Scriptures in Christ’s first coming, i.e. the ‘lawyers’, had missed the message of the Word so much, that that ‘key’ they had been given, had devastating effect on them. They spent their time trying to remove such ‘knowledge’ from others too. There are many who have missed the messages of the Word of God, The ‘key of knowledge’, i.e. the understanding of this message in the Bible, is vital to us being able to lead others aright.

Elijah had a mantle of power, and Elisha wanted a double portion. He worked hard, and was stedfast in seeking to have that mantle, and even more power than had Elijah. That kind of determination for the ‘keys’ and the EMERGING INTO great blessings and ministries, is vital to the demonstration of power to soon be found by many.

Of all the O.T. prophsts, John the Baptist was said by our Lord Jesus to be the ‘greatest’. Yet, we are also told, that every saint in the N.T. period will be greater than John.

Why? Well, now we all can EMERGE INTO

great blessings from God and the ‘keys of the kingdom’.

 

Jesus came and used the keys to EMERGE

MANY INTO great blessings.

He claimed that Isaiah 61:1-3 was descriptive of His ministry.

Isaiah 61:1-3

‘The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me,

because He hath anointed Me to preach the good tidings unto the meek, He hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted (BINDING), to proclaim liberty to the captives (LOOSING), and the opening of the prison to them that are bound (LOOSING), to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord...

 

This LOOSING is a ministry

of 'emerging'...

Isaiah 58:6

"Is not this the fast that I have chosen? To loose the bands of wickedness (LOOSING), to undo the heavy burdens (LOOSING), and to let the oppressed go free (LOOSING), and that ye break every yoke (LOOSING).

 

We are to have 'emerging' in our lives...

 

Salvation has EMERGED  us, from the law and the captivity of sin.

Romans 8:5

‘...ye have not received the spirit of bondage...’

We are no longer bound, but we are TO EMERGE, and now we are to realize we have an EMERGING ministry.

 

We EMERGE FROM,  and then

EMERGE INTO... great blessings...

 

God has us in an ILLUSTRATED LESSON

of EMERGING...

Are you seeing Him at work in your life

this week... EMERGING from ...

and BEGINNING THE EMERGING INTO...?


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 As we EMERGE this year,

into what God wants us to emerge,

this may be only the beginning of the

EMERGINGS...

 

I DON'T KNOW how soon

Jesus is coming, perhaps it is this year,

perhaps not...

it does have to be soon...

 

Emerging, into ministry and power,

is prophesied in the Bible,

and we begin to do  it,

and it continues, until we have

emerged into the church the Lord

wants us to be...

 

Let me prove that...

 

Joel 2:19

"...no more shall ye be a reproach

 among the heathen...’

 

The word for ‘reproach’ in that verse,

 is the Hebrew word ‘cherpah’,

and means ‘disgrace,

exposed to upbraiding’, ‘exposed to defying.’

 

For too long,

 the world has reproached the church,

and the church has been a ‘disgrace’

to our Lord.

 Filled too much with hypocrites, carnal, and apostates,

 the church has been a laughing stock to the world.

 

God wants us, the church, to EMERGE

into power, blessings, and victories for Him.

Soon, you can EMERGE into blessings

that will make it hard for the world to

 ‘reproach’.

 

I am not speaking of the kind of

blessings of the 'name it, claim it crowd',

I am not talking of the 'wall street journal'

opinion of our financial state...

I am talking of becoming the powerful

ministering church God wants us to be...

 

Joel 2:8

"...if fall upon a sword,

they shall not be wounded...’

 

It is one thing to have a wound, and have the Lord heal it after it wounds.

Yet, during this time, there will accidents, and no harm shall come to the ones who emerge

into that kind of blessing.

This may not be this years' emerge,

but it will be soon, before Jesus comes,

shortly before, we will find the blessing of the

Lord so strong, that accidents will not be

stopping the work we are doing for Jesus.

 

The last days will be ‘perilous’ times due to the devil knowing his time is so short. He will be doing all he can to kill and wound.

The accidents he causes, will not bring harm  to be healed later, for the harm will not come to those Jesus is using greatly in ministry.

Joel 2:10

"earth shall quake before them.’

Has that verse ever been fulfilled? No!

When shall it then?

 It shall be fulfilled in the last days,

just before Jesus raptures His church.

The  earth will  ‘groan and travail’, shaking, quaking, as we move about this world.

The earth is already having far more

earthquakes than ever,

and the tilt of the earth is changing,

soon there will be an orbit shift...

the Lord is making this earth to

shake with excitement about His coming.

Joel 2:10

‘heavens shall tremble’

The stars, sun, moon, comets, etc, shall tremble and show forth movement, as the whole universe is in travail pain in this double portion time.

 

This last time  before the rapture, the whold physical universe will be anxious for the soon coming event of rapture of the church.

Joel 2:10

"...sun and moon shall be dark...

stars shall withdraw their shining..."

 

The sun and moon shall suddenly be unpredictable, and when one expects light from them, they will find there are moments of darkness from each.

God is blinking the lights of heaven, to alert the world.

 The consternation of the world’s scientists will alarm the world.

They will know something is about to happen, yet, not know how and why all is happening.

 

The anxiousness due to these kind of events, will make our gospel message take hold in ways never seen before.

Joel 2:11

‘...the Lord shall utter His voice before His army...’

God’s own voice will be heard,

as we walk to our next place of ministry.

The glory  of God needs and demands a herald.

 

In previous times, heralds would precede the king, and announce His coming.

 

Soon, maybe this year, maybe not... perhaps

we are only on the start of the EMERGINGS

into blessings ... but soon

for  Jesus is soon to come,

and we, His emissaries,

will have God Himself announcing those who bring message.

 

 How awesome this will be.

 How startling to those to whom we go to minister, for they shall hear God’s voice announce our arrival, before we arrive.

Isaiah 25:

verse 2 "city on heaps...

defensed city a ruin...’

 

Verse 3

‘city of terrible nations shall fear thee...’

 

That is not being a 'reproach'

for the mocking of the world,

for the worthlessness of the church...

but a holy fear will come upon them,

for God's power is shaking the world,

our ministries are becoming effective

for the Lord...

 

This year, the emerging' is an

illustrative  lesson from God,

showing us how we will EMERGE

more and more into His blessings...

 

The cities and communities to which we go to minister, will find that ‘fear’ will come upon them, if they reject, for the cities that reject our message, will be devastated by disaster, and be in heaps, ruined.

 

When Jesus was here in His first coming, James and John wanted Jesus to call for fire to fall on the Samaritan city. Jesus knew that there were a couple thousand more years of mercy yet. But in that last month before the rapture, the time of mercy for rejection is over.

Isaiah 25:

verse 4 ‘Thou hast been...

 a shadow from the heat...’

 

This will be literally fulfilled.

Like Israel that traveled in the wilderness, and over the ‘ark’ there was a cloud by day, a fire by night, so in the double portion time,

God’s shekinah glory will overshadow

His own.

Isaiah 25:

verse 4 ‘...the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against the wall...’

We will be the terribly powerful ones,

and will be like a ‘blast’ of a storm,

as a tornado hitting a city.

 Our words of binding and loosing will hit

 with devastating power.

Isaiah 25:

verse 6

"in this mountain shall the Lord of Hosts make unto all people a feast of fat things, a feast of wines on the lees, of fath things full of marrow...’

 

God will supernaturally provide food for those traveling with His message, taking the message from community to community.

 

Someday, as hunger comes upon a group of these,

and they find themselves on a hillside alone, without food,

 the Lord shall send His angels to provide a meal we would call a feast.

 

Jesus broke 5 loaves and 2 fishes, and fed thousands.

The ‘greater works’ we shall see, in miracle, than Jesus had, will be a feast of heaven’s delicacies fed to us on that mountain by the angels.

Isaiah 25:

verse 8

"the rebuke of His peole

shall He take away from off all the earth,

for the Lord hath spoken it...’

 

This is not my prediction

for the last days...

this is the Lord's prediction,

written in the Bible,

referred to by Joel, Jesus, and others...

 

 The church will finally come to that ‘glorious’ state the Lord has always wanted for it.

 

Psalms 91 describes the blessings of being in the  ‘secret place’.

 

In verse 3, the promise is that those in that ‘aura’ will be delivered ‘from the snare of the fowler.’

 Therefore, during this double portion time, when the aura is greater than ever before,

the traps of the devils and of their cohorts will not be able to keep saints in their traps.

 

In verse 3, the promise is that  His church will be delivered from the ‘noisome pestilence.’

 

The word ‘noisome’ is the Hebrew word ‘havah’,

which means a ‘rushing force that pushes away all in its way.’

 

Verse 5 shows two more promises.

 

 

We will not need to ‘be afraid for the terror by night’, nor will they need to ‘be afraid ... arrow that flieth by day...’

 

The ‘pestilence that walketh in darkness...’

and the ‘destruction of the noonday’

are not able to make us fear,

is promised in verse 6.

Verse 10 promises that ‘no evil shall befall’, and no ‘plague come nigh’.

The angels will bave ‘charge over’ ...

 and they shall be kept in ‘all their ways’.

 

These angels will even ‘bear... up’  lest we ‘dash’... ‘foot against a stone.’

 

The evil spirits, referred to as ‘lion, adder, young lion, and dragon’ in verse 13, that are at war with those the church...and they will be ‘treaded’ and ‘trampled’ upon.

 

The final few verses hardly need commentary, for they are plain and easily understood.

Psalms 91:14-16

"I will deliver him,

I will set him on high,

I will answer him,

I will be with him in trouble,

I will deliver and honor him,

with long life will I satisfy him,

and show him My salvation.’

 

This year's EMERGING may

be only the starting 'emerging',

but it is showing us how to EMERGE

from the weak, from the needy,

from the reproached church,

into ministries and blessings as

God wants for us to have...

 

The 'works that I do, shall ye do'

promised the Lord...

and His work was powerful too...

and Jesus added

'greater works shall ye do'

 

How great of 'emergings' do you want?

Some want a bag of popcorn,

and a back seat in the theater to

watch all this happen,

others are chomping at t he bit to

get this good news blessings and

power of the Lord.

 

Are you anxious or apathetic?

 


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There is a passage in Matthew 7:7-11,

with which most Christians are familiar.

It tells us there to

‘ask... seek... and knock.’

 

In watching the 'EMERGE' process

continue,

we need to learn a lesson shown

here by Jesus in this Matthew passage... 

The ‘asking’ is the part most of us have done well.

The ‘seek’ has been less well done.

 

‘Seek’ means to go where God is.

We cannot go to heaven, so we find God here.

 

 So, when ‘asking’ alone does not get the answer,

we need to get nearer to God

 and ‘seek’  His presence.

 

Then comes the ‘knocking’.

 

Once you have arrived in God’s presence,

and you are the ‘door’ of the answer,

the ‘knocking’ is necessary.

 

 The ‘knocking’ causes the ‘door’ to be opened.

 

Too many are ‘knocking’ while far from the door. Did you ever ‘knock’ upon a door from the ‘highway’ in front of the house? No, our arms are not long enough. We need to get up on the porch, near the door, standing right there at the door.

 

Then we can knock.

If we knock from across the street,

 the knock is not heard,

so God does not unlock the door.

 

So, since the ‘asking’ is so easy,

 we need to work on the ‘seeking’ and getting into the  ‘secret place’,

and letting that glory of God bring us to the door, to the place where we can ‘knock’ and be heard.

 

We want to EMERGE into blessings

and ministries...

we need to learn to

'ask, seek, and knock'

 

 


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There is a passage in Matthew 7:7-11,

with which most Christians are familiar.

 

In this year, in which

the Lord wants us to EMERGE into

great ministries, great blessings,

we need to know what this passage

truly teaches...

 

It tells us there to

‘ask... seek... and knock.’

The ‘asking’ is the part most of us have done well.

The ‘seek’ has been less well done.

 

 ‘Seek’ means to go where God is.

 We cannot go to heaven, so we find God here.

 So, when ‘asking’ alone does not get the answer, we need to get nearer to God and ‘seek’  His presence.

 

Then comes the ‘knocking’.

 

Once you have arrived in God’s presence, and you are the ‘door’ of the answer, the ‘knocking’ is necessary.

 The ‘knocking’ causes the ‘door’ to be opened.

 

Too many are ‘knocking’ while far from the door.

Did you ever ‘knock’ upon a door from the ‘highway’ in front of the house?

No, our arms are not long enough.

We need to get up on the porch, near the door, standing right there at the door.

 Then we can knock.

 

If we knock from across the street,

 the knock is not heard,

 so God does not unlock the door.

 

So, since the ‘asking’ is so easy,

 we need to work on the ‘seeking’ and getting into the  ‘secret place’, and letting that glory of God bring us to the door, to the place where we can ‘knock’ and be heard.

 


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We want to EMERGE...

we need to 'cleanse'...

 

James 4:7-8

"Submit yourselves therefore to God,

resist the devil

 and he will flee from you.

Draw nigh to God,

and He will draw nigh to you.

Cleanse your hands, ye sinners;

and purify your hearts, ye double minded."

 

How do we EMERGE?

Well, devils flee when we resist them,

for we are told to ‘resist the devil,

and he will flee...’

 

First, though, we are told to ‘submit ourselves to God.’

God’s glory comes when we ‘draw nigh’ to Him.

 

The directions in James are bound together.

 

You cannot ‘draw nigh’ to the Lord

if you have not ‘resisted’ the devils.

You have no power to resist the devils,

if you have not ‘submitted’ to the Lord.

Then, you can, ‘draw nigh to God’,

and He will ‘draw nigh to you’.

 

When you meet God in that way,

your next act will not be to get

 swell headed and proud,

but rather, you will realize you are a ‘sinner’,

and need ‘cleansed’...

and need ‘purified’

from your ‘doublemindedness".

 

Then, you will find you have

‘sought’ and found God.

The ‘cleansing’ and ‘purifying’ is so vitally needed.

The grudges, judgmentalism, carnality, anger, bitterness, etc. that creeps into Christians separates us from God, keeps His power from flowing through us, keeps us from EMERGING.

II Corinthians 6:16-18

"What agreement hath the temple of God with idols? For ye are the temple of God, as God hath said, I will dwell in them and walk in them, I will be their God, and they shall be My people. Wherefore, come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing, and I will receive you, and will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be My sons and daughters, saith the Lord God Almighty."

All sinful things are ‘unclean’.

There are multitudes of Christians who are hypocrites, carnal, and wayward.

They dishonor God often by their behavior and attitudes.

 They bear grudges, jealousies, and pride.

They seldom repent or are humbled before the Lord.

We are not to even ‘touch’ those ‘unclean things’.


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We want to 'emerge',

at least you are reading this thread,

so maybe I can assume that...

if not...

'what are you doing here?  LOL

 

In I Kings 19:8-16,

we find that twice God asks Elijah,

‘what does thou here, Elijah?’

(Vss 9 & 13)

 

Elijah was not in the right place,

not available to do the work that God wanted him to do.

This state of being in the wrong place,

not able to be used of God is too common a problem of saints today.

 What are you doing here?

is this the right place for you?

do you want to emerge into blessings

and ministries for God?

 

God wants us to emerge, and be used of Him for this revival.

This time, for Elijah,

occurred right after the miracle of rain ending a three and a half year drought.

But then there was a threat on his life,

and he headed for a juniper tree to pout.

 

The angel came and had him rest and eat.

Yet, when he had eaten and rested, he rushed off, traveling 40 days, without needing to eat.

 

He arrived at Mt. Horeb, a holy place, but not the place where God wanted him at that time.

 

It was the wrong place.

Hopefully, this is not the wrong place

here on this site, but maybe  you

feel in the wrong state of mind,

or in the unuseable place of ministry,

and want to EMERGE into the right

places...

 

Many today are not where God wants them spiritually, not ready to be used of God, not listening to God.

Elijah was too angry to hear God.

 

In vs 10, he listed his reasons for angry.

The people had forsaken God’s covenant...

 that was true.

The people had thrown down the altars,

again, that was true.

The people had slain the prophets and some were seeking to kill Elijah.

All that was true.

 

Yet, it was not reason enough for God to excuse him for not being where God wanted him to be.

Elijah was concentrating on the negative,

was angry at the mistreatent against him and other prophets.

He was angry and bitter over the sins of the people.

 

Many today get angry at sin,

but it is not often on that which God

wants us concentrating.

 

Elijah needed to get God’s direction,

walk and EMERGE into great ministry.

 

We need to go where God wants to go,

and if we stay where we are spiritually,

we will be not in some holy cave

safe from the sins of others,

the attacks of others.

 

God’s agenda is not ours.

God wanted Elijah to anoint Hazael

 to be king of Syria,

anoint Jehu to be king of Israel,

and to anoint Elisha to be a prophet

 (see vss. 15-16).

 

Elijah had a different agenda,

he had some legitimate things about which to be upset.

 

The judging of others’ sins,

 the condemning of those who attack us,

 is not to be our focus

in this revival.

 

 God has things for us to do.

 As we do them, as we get into God’s agenda, we need to EMERGE into those ministries

that God wants for us.

 

 The revival is to win souls,

not call fire out of heaven against the wicked

 

Are you finding that emerging to be starting??? 

Or, are you looking for a sword to cut off a few more ears?

Are you wanting to follow God’s agenda,

or are you like Elijah,

looking to make a list of things that upset you?

 

What are you doing here?

 

 


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We want to EMERGE and we want

to have it happen soon...

 

It will, and it will continue to happen...

for there is not one 'EMERGING'

but there are many...

 

The one you are facing now,

is already beginning...

This month of January, we have looked

at many aspects of this current

EMERGING into the blessings and ministries...

 

There is one more facet of it

to show you in this month of January...

 

A personal visit with the Captain

is now come...

 

Joshua 5:13

"And it came to pass,

 when Joshua was by Jericho,

 that he lifted up his eyes and looked,

 and behold, there stood a Man over against him,

 with His sword drawn in His hand,

and Joshua went unto Him,

and said unto Him,

Art Thou for us, or for our adversaries?’

 

Joshua meets Jesus, in a preincarnate form,

 on the day of the year that would later be ‘resurrection day.’

This was a fitting day to meet the Lord.

This was the 17th of Nisan.

Joshua thought He looked like a man, and approached him.

 

The woman met the Lord on the 17th of Nisan near the tomb.

Jesus had come back from death, to new life,

and met first there.

 

Jesus had emerged from death...

and met there with Mary Magdalene,

and gave here an emerging into new ministry...

 

In Joshua, the children of Israel had

just EMERGED  from the wilderness,

and meet with the Captain...

 

If we are going to EMERGE,

we need to meet the Captain,

and get His orders for us...

we are not emerging to disneyworld,

we are emerging into blessings and minisstries...

 

 In Joshua’s time, Jesus appears.

Joshua 5:14

"And He said, Nay, but

as Captain of hte host of the Lord,

 am I now come.

And Joshua fell on his face to the earth,

 and did worship, and said unto Him,

What saith my Lord unto His servant?’

 

Joshua worshipped, for this was the Lord (Adonai).

 

This was quite a privilege to Joshua.

 Sanctification had set him apart, circumcision had established holiness and forgiveness, and now he is ‘righteous’ (in right standing) with the Lord, and can be in the very presence of the Lord.

Joshua 5:15

"And the Captain of the Lord’s host said unto Joshua, Loose thy shoe from off thy foot, for the place whereon thou standest is holy. And Joshua did so."

Why take off shoes?

The shoes gathered dust from the land, like we walk amidst the sins of the world.

Joshua was in right standing with God, righteous.

So, his feet were righteous.

 So, his bare feet could stand on holy ground.

His feet with shoes of the world, dust from the world unredeemed on those shoes, made it dangerous to stand on holy ground like that.

 So, barefooted, Joshua stood, safe and righteous.

 

We need to get righteous,

so our bare feet on holy ground

 does not bring judgment.

 

 But if we, like Joshua, are sancrified, holy, and righteous,

we can stand on the same ground as our Lord.

 

 Where He stands is holy ground.

We can stand with Him.

 

As you EMERGE, now meet with Jesus,

take off your shoes, stand only in the

holiness God has put upon you...

no more shoes with the dust and sins of the world...

 

Meet with Him today,

talk to your Captain, He has directions

for you, He is leading the way in this EMERGENCE...

 

In your time with Jesus...

speak to Him of what you are EMERGING into...

He has a message to give to each of us...

He met with Joshua on the first day of their

emerging from the wilderness,

 

He met with Mary Magdalene on His first

day after emerging from the tomb,

and she then emerged into the preaching

the gospel message of resurrection power...

 

Emerging coincided with meeting

the Captain...

we are in the Army...

we need to meet our Captain...

 

I know you have met Him before..

we all have...

but this meeting is to give us direction,

direction for our emerging...

 


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I hope you all have had a talk

with the Captain... i.e. Jesus...

 

He told me a bit...

and these messages that I share

with you are not separated and disjointed,

but are a flow of information

that God has me share...

 

this next one is illustrative

of the 'emerging' we are all soon

to enjoy, in various manners,

with varying parts, but sharing

the Captain's direction...

 

 

II Thessalonians 2:3

"Let no man deceive you,

 by any means;

 for that day shall not come,

except there be a falling away first,

and that man of sin be revealed,

the son of perdition."

 

The ‘falling away’ is the Greek word ‘apostasia’, not apolusa.

 The apostasia refers to a a total division,

not just a leaving the presence of another.

 

The word ‘apolusa’ in Scripture is used to refer to a man sending a wife out the door.

 

The word ‘apostasia’ is used to refer

to the writing of divorcement,

the total ending of the union.

 

Some people come and go from local congregations,

and this is not what the Bible refers to here.

 

 In the last days, there will be a

total separation,

severing them eternally from the faith,

 for though in the church congregations,

they had cut themselves off from the Lord’s eternal church.

 

We are at a time when many will

'emerge' from Jesus...

separate themselves from Him totally,

divorce Him...

That is not the EMERGE we seek,

for we want Jesus, we want to EMERGE WITH HIM, NOT EMERGE FROM HIM.

 

Jesus saw many leave Him in the last days.

 

After the feeding of the 5000,

Jesus preached a hard sermon that next day,

 the sermon on the ‘bread of life’.

All but 12 of the multitudes

that listened to that sermon,

 walked away,

and we are told that they never followed Jesus again.

 

Jesus even looked at the 12 remaining,

and said,

 ‘one of you is a devil’.

 

 That defection from the Lord was an eternal choice made by those many.

 

Even being in the body of believers later,

still they were not any longer part of the Lord’s church.

Some have made that eternal decision today.

More will be making it in this time.

 

In Gideon’s time, there were too many for victory.

For God wanted to give victory to those really committed and in the faith.

He did not want the fearful and faithless.

Judges 7:2

"The people with thee are TOO MANY

for Me to deliver the Midianites

into their hands..."

 

The fearful and afraid would be judged in the coming battle.

God wanted total victory.

Only 300 went to battle,

and 300 survived the battle,

 for it was God’s victory.

 

 Jesus does not want the hypocrites, the troublemakers, the false prophets and heretics now in the churches to be part of God’s final victorious revival.

He will separate, divorce them from the congregations.

Judges 7:3

"...whosoever is fearful and afraid,

let him return and depart early...’

 

The EMERGINGS of this day,

will involve many of us

EMERGING to do great victorious

battles like the 300 of Gideon...

 

There will be others,

like the 31,700, who EMERGE

from victorious battles,

but are those who apostasize,

(apostasia)...

 

With those directions from God,

in Gideon's day,

 22,000 willfully left.

 

There are multitudes finding Christianity too hard, too unpopular, too politically incorrect, for them to be comfortable.

 

They are and have willfully left Jesus,

at least in heart.

God told Gideon then,

that there were still too many for the kind of victory He wanted to give.

Judges 7:16

"...the people are yet too many...’

The next test found 9700 that Gideon told to leave.

God finds some in our congregations that He will insist not be at the next victorious revival.

They are the ‘apostasia’ ones, to be divorced by the Lord in these last days.

 

The 300 left were to EMERGE to victory in great miraculous fashion.

 

The typology of that battle was to teach us something for these last days.

 

God gave foolish directions to Gideon for those 300,

and by those seemingly foolish directions, the battle was won.

 

The last days has the true saints in great battle against the demons and the heathen world.

 

 The victory of the church is soon to occur, amidst persecution, against a vast army of evil.

Judges 7:16

"put a trumpet...

empty pitchers...

and lamp within the pitchers..."

 

When Gideon blew his trumpet,

the people were to blow theirs.

They then said,

‘The sword of the Lord and of Gideon...’

 

They broke the pitchers, and the lamps within them burst into flame.

Gideon and his 300 EMERGED to victory.

 

The 31,700 had emerged from victory.

 Many are leaving Jesus now,

 before victory.

 

God chose to give victory to

.09375%

of Gideon’s army.

Less that one percent of his army were recipients of victory.

 

Are you going to

EMERGE TO

victory

 

or

are you going to

EMERGE AWAY FROM 

victory.

 

In Gideon's day,

less than one per cent chose

to EMERGE to victory...

but 100 % emerged to something..

 

The key in being in the ones that

EMERGE TO victory,

is to listen to our 'Captain'...

 

Have that talk with the Captain...

He is giving encouragement... 


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the wedding feast

(Matthew 22:1-5),

 

Those invited did not show up.

 

They were too busy.

 

 Only the servants showed at the wedding.

 

Time to EMERGE into great blessings...

Do many not show up for that event?

Do many get too busy to participate?

 

 We today are to be like those servants.

 We are the ones who have chosen not only to attend,

 but to work for the Lord.

 

 These servants were sent to the ‘highways and hedges’ to invite any who would come to come to this feast.

God is wanting to 'emerge' all He can

find, for many of the bidden to this 'emerging'

have gone elsewhere...

 

 

This time is alot like the  feast time

that Jesus spoke of...,

 for many will have not come to this emerging time,

many  have found excuse to not attend.

 

We, are to go out to bring in all who will come.

Matthew 22:14

"For many are called,

 but few are chosen."


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We want to emerge into many great blessings,

but emerging into... means also emerging out of...

 

Man’s whole nature is tainted by sin.

We want to, and should be emerging out of the

things that have hindered our emerging into...

 

The human spirit is darkened

and we want to emerge into light...

(Ephesians 4:17-18, I Cor. 2:14).

 

Man’s soul is debased and inclined to sin

and we want to not be inclined to sin,

we want to be desirous of great and good things...

(Jer. 17:9, Eph. 4:11).

Man’s body is diseased and bound for death

and we want to emerge into health and

strength...

(Romans 7:24).

Man’s will is weak and easily misled

and we want to emerge into strong

wills, going the right direction

(Romans 7).

Man’s conscience is blunted, deadened, and needs awakened, and we want to be

sensitive to God's voice and directions...

(II Timothy 4:2).

Man’s mind is deceitful,

and we want to be open and honest before all..

(Gen. 6:5-12, Romans 1:17-28).

Man is under a judgment of wrath for sin,

and want to be under blessing and victory

of Jesus' merciful plan for ourselves...

(John 5:28-29, Psalms 130:3, Romans 2:5-12).

Man is a guilty sinner, utterly lost, a child of the devil, and affected by his controls, and we want to

stomp all over the serpents and vipers 

(Luke 19:10, Romans 3:9-23, Ephesians 2:2)

Mere untried virtue does not deserve the name of ‘virtue’

for it is untested, unproven

to be any more than lack of sin.

 

 It does not denote any effort or desire to stay that way,

to avoid sin, or to choose righteousness.

 

Goodness is not a passive quality,

but it is a deliberate choice of right over wrong,

resistance to evil.

We live amidst choice.

We are certainly not infallible

 but now are ‘depraved’, if we are in sin.

 

Mankind is ‘dead in trespasses and in sins.’

 (Ephesians 2:1)

 

We need to choose to EMERGE...

put it on the top of our prayer list,

our expectancy should be to emerge

into blessings, and emerge from the handicap of

sins...

 

Physical death of this body, and eventual ‘second death’ (Rev. 20:14) is the one choice.

That choice results in lack of communion with God.

Yet, God has provided an EMERGENCE for us,

and we are to choose to emerge.

 

Romans 8:23

"And not only they, but ourselves also,

which have the firstfruits of the Spirit,

even we ourselves groan within ourselves,

waiting for the adoption, to wit,

the redemption of the body.’


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We have a promise of an EMERGING,

and this EMERGING is in some ways similar

to the ‘double portion’ that Elisha EMERGED into..

 

 Remember Elijah and his fellow prophet, Elisha.

 

At the end of the first part of Elijah’s ministry (he will return during the tribulation to finish his ministry),

 Elijah and Elisha take a long walk.

 Elijah is preaching his last set of sermons,

to some ‘schools of prophets’ in various communities.

 

When they walked through Gilgal (II Kings 2:2)

 Elijah told Elisha, ‘tarry here, I pray thee,

 for the Lord hath sent me to Bethel.’

 

 But Elisha told Elijah ‘I would not leave thee.’

 

When they walked through Bethel,

 wherein were a more

 advanced group of prophetic students,

 Elijah also told Elisha to remain there

 (II Kings 2:3-4).

Elisha would not, but continued on with Elijah,

for Elijah had prophesied that he would be taken up,

and Elisha wanted to be there.

 

When they came to Jericho, (II Kings 2:4),

 Elisha would not stay there either,

 though requested to do so. The ones there

 were even more spiritual,

 and also knew that Elijah was to be raptured.

A group of 50 of them followed a bit far off,

just wanting to see what happened.

 

When Elijah parted the Jordan,

they were a bit far off to cross over with them,

 so they had to wait there,

and did not see the rapture of Elijah.

 

Elijah then had the one prophetic student

 of the groups,

that was the hungriest, most desirous of more.

 

We need to be hungry, anxious,

desirous of the EMERGING  we have available...

 

  Elijah asked:

‘Ask what I shall do for thee...

I pray thee a double portion of thy spirit be upon me...’

So, Elisha asked for a double portion, and had already proven, he was not satisfied with what others had, but he wanted more.

The last day revival is a time when a double portion will be available for all, but some will not want it desperately enough. Some today, could care less, in having this EMERGING into blessings and ministry.

 

How many Elisha’s are there out there in this day?

How many are like the ‘sons of the prophets’

 that are apathetic, or at best curious enough

to just stay close enough to see what is happening?

 

 Elijah told Elisha,

 that if he were near when Elijah would be raptured,

 and caught his mantle,

 he would have as he desired.

 

 That would take some courage, for as the chariots of fire came near, and a whirlwind caught up Elijah, the normal human tendency would be to run and be safe.

 

But, Elisha was courageous, and stood there, probably hoping he would get taken up too.

Some are like the prophets at Gilgal and Bethel, who did not even know about the rapture of Elijah that was to happen.

 

 Some like those in Jericho, knew, but only were interested enough to follow afar off. But Elisha wanted to be empowered, and the mantle represented that empowering.

The mantle was a blanket like garment.

 It was often shared by two as they would walk together, for it could be cold, and the two that were in fellowship together, would share the mantle for warmth, and be able to fellowship easily.

 

 The mantle therefore represents ‘fellowship with God’.

 

And God let Elijah pass on that ‘fellowship’ to Elisha.

It became a double portion blessing to him.

 

We are anxious to EMERGE into

double portion blessings, emerge  into

powerful ministries ...

 

It was not till Elisha had refused to stay

at Gilgal, Bethel, Jericho and at Jordan’s edge,

 that the offer was made.

 

There are some today, around the world, that are pushing past the snares of the devil, the false doctrines of demonic doctrines, the lures of false prophets, the concerns of the cares of life, the lust for things and carnal mammon.

 

These ones are being offered a garment of clothing beyond the normal.

This mantle experience, this double portion, is a closer fellowship with God.

Elisha was the only one who ventured to stay with Elijah. Some want to press on, and seek in the Word, study with the Spirit, pressing on through all the distractions, and come to a place where God is offering a mantle experience for the last days.

Elisha knew of the great ministry of Elijah, and wanted more. Others were satisfied, complacent, apathetic, or at best, curious. Yet, Elisha was hungry, anxious, and requested this mantle experience.

Some give up in trials, some ‘stay put’ when told to, some refuse to get so desirous of blessing and power, that they do not press on.

This is still a request, when we ask for the mantle.

But it is a request that shows by action that it is wanted desperately.

God wants us to be:

‘thoroughly furnished’...

‘that the man of God may be perfect.’

(II Timothy 3:15-17)

 

Do you want to EMERGE into a mantle

ministry?

Do you want closer fellowship with God,

fellowshipping in the mantle,

walking life's paths...

seeing His power work in mighty ways?


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CALEB,

really EMERGED, when given his chance

 

Joshua 14:6-14

"Then the children of Judah came unto Joshua at Gilgal,

and Caleb,

 the son of Japhanniah, the Kenezite,

said unto him,

Thou knowest the thing that the Lord said unto Moses, the man of God, concerning me and thee in Kadesh-barnea. Forty years old was I.. Espy the land... and I brought him word again, as it was in my heart... My brethren that went not up iwth me made my heart melt, but I wholly followed the Lord my God...

And Moses sware on that day, saying

Surely the land whereon thy feet have trodden shall be thine inheritance...

(Caleb added) I am this day 85 years old...

I am as strong this day as I was in the day that Moses sent me...

Now therefore, give me this mountain,

for thou has heard how Anakims were there...

Joshua blessed him and gave Caleb...

Hebron for an inheritance...

...because he

wholly followed the Lord God of Israel.’

Caleb could not have died before that, for God had promised him the land he had spied out. That was the mountainous area of Hebron. Giants were living there now, and Caleb said, I want my inheritance. So Joshua announced it was his, and Caleb, at 85 years old, took the land from the giants. He believed God.

Today, God promises many things to us.

Some are willing to never claim what God has promised.

God wants you blessed, and helped.

He has the blessings and help for you.

 Claim it, as did Caleb.

 

 It may look like ‘giant’ territory, but God’s promises are stronger than the muscles of giants.

 

We need more saints today,

ready to step up and claim

what God wants for us to have.

 

Not claiming riches and yachts...

but claiming the ministries,

the spiritual blessings,

the  harvest of souls,

the gifts of the Spirit...

that are promised from God...

 

 Determination is something that God wants in His army today.

There are too many wimps, sluggards, and fox hole hiders.

God wants us taking mountains, claiming inheritances.

God wants us to EMERGE.

 

Our ‘giant’ problems today seem so hard,

and we seem so unable to do what needs done to conquer them.

But we need Caleb’s today that will step up

and say

 ‘this mountain is mine’.

 

 Giants will flee or be destroyed.

For God is the One Who gives Caleb’s the victory.

 

We need to ‘wholly follow God."

The truth and bravery of Caleb allowed God to give him the victory.

 

The 'bravery' of we today,

to claim that 'emergence' to spiritual blessings,

is needed...

Do you have it?

 

We are told to ‘delight thyself in the Lord,

 and He shall give thee the desires of thine heart.’

 

What kind of conqueror are you?

 Paul said ‘we are more than conquerors though Christ Who loves us..."

Are you ‘more’ than a conqueror?

 

What are you ready to emerge unto?

 

Are you endowed with many spiritual gifts?

Are you ready to lead souls to Jesus?

Are you ready to defeat the devils’ plans?

Are you ready to ‘bind and loose’?

Have you been ‘asking, seeking, knocking’?

Be like Caleb, and step and claim your mountain of giants.

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