When somebody ministers the Word to you, you walk it out, you live it out. If you don’t, if you choose not to walk it out and live it out, then you will remain circumstantially static, but spiritually, you will go backwards; your heart will get harder, your mind will become foggy and clouded about what you believe. Your emotions will be impacted and will generally turn away from God.
You either have to be walking with God, or you’re going to be walking away from God. There is no middle ground.
“But because you are neither cold nor hot, but lukewarm, I am about to spit you from my mouth.”
Revelation 3:16 TPT
“THEREFORE BE imitators of God [copy Him and follow His example], as well-beloved children [imitate their father]. And walk in love, [esteeming and delighting in one another] as Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us, a slain offering and sacrifice to God [for you, so that it became] a sweet fragrance. [Ezek. 20:41.]”
(Ephesians 5:1-2 AMPC)
Be imitators of God, follow His example. We must walk in love with everybody to the point where we self-hurt.
Then when you love, when we love each other like that, and we imitate God that way, then we become a sweet fragrance to God.
Our focus must be on faith. You need to have a loving relationship with Jesus if you’re going to walk in faith. It’s not just a formula. Faith is about a living relationship with Jesus, and the Word becomes alive to you. The Living Word becomes alive to you and then faith grows. Then you see the results.
We do not look at the world and say what everybody else is saying.
We say: This is going to be the best of times! God is going to make sure it is the best of times.
“It is [only] eleven days’ journey from Horeb by the way of Mount Seir to Kadesh-barnea [on Canaan’s border; yet Israel took forty years to get beyond it].” (Deuteronomy 1:2 AMPC)
How long do you want to take to get what God’s got for you? This message today, this is not for you to look backwards. You can do nothing about what happened yesterday. This message is so that you can look forward.
“At once they left their nets and became His disciples [sided with His party and followed Him].”
(Matthew 4:20 AMPC)
This message is for us to have the same response as Peter, Andrew, James and John. To have an at once response!
You have to make a choice today; “I’m not dying in the wilderness.” We have a moment here. God has reset the economies of the world. He is resetting the church right now. I’m telling you this by the Spirit of God, I’ve been prophesying this for weeks now. I’ve been prophesying this, that God is resetting churches. He’s resetting economies. He’s resetting his ability to touch the kingdoms of this world and make them the kingdoms of our God. He is in the process of doing something significant here. You can either be part of that or die.
God is pressing reset, and it’s time for us to be set. If we don’t be set right now in the ways of God, I promise you, this is not the first, the last wave that is coming into the earth to dominate God’s people. This is the first missile that’s been shot. The devil has found a way to terrify the earth.
Everything that’s going on here is about a war that happens in the spirit realm. It’s the war for the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ. It’s to try and make the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ fearful and timid and cowardly and drawback and just preach a self-promoting, feel-good message. Jesus needs a powerful people that will stand in the midst of a storm after virus wave after virus wave and say, “It shall not come near us.”
So we have what it takes to make this decision. You have it in you, you must choose it. It is time to form new habits, time to transform and become something that God can transform.
This is a time to go forward, this is not a time to go backwards. This is a time to be bold and courageous and to go for God because He is resetting the agenda eternally. He is going to do it through a praying church. He is going to do it through a church that says, “At once. At once.”
We say: I am a son of God. I am doing everything that God commands at once. So therefore right now, I repent of all my stubbornness. All my laziness. All my weaknesses, at once, right now. I repent, at once.