By Wade E. Taylor
"O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, who kills the prophets,
and stones those who are sent to you; how often
would I have gathered your children together, as a
hen does gather her brood under her wings, and you
would not." Luke 13:34.
A mother hen instinctively sits upon an egg that will bring
forth a new generation. Likewise, the Holy Spirit broods upon
those whom He would birth into a higher purpose.
While the world increasingly gives expression to its frustrations,
the Lord is quietly preparing those who, in the fullness of
His time, will be lifted into a governmental realm, to rule
with a rod of iron.
As the life within an egg is inwardly formed, there is within
each of us who presently are being moved upon by the Holy
Spirit, a living hope for a new day.
As we feel and respond to the processings of the Holy Spirit
- even though we may not understand all that is taking place,
nor that for which we are being prepared, it is important
that we cooperate and not hinder the Holy Spirit, as He broods
upon us to complete the processing that is taking place within
us. Only then will we be ready to be birthed into an active
cooperative relationship with the Lord.
"And he who overcomes, and keeps My works to the end,
to him will I give power over the nations. And he
shall rule them with a rod of iron." Rev 2:26-27a.
These deep inner dealings of the Holy Spirit act upon the
very fiber of our being, that we might be brought into alignment
with the Lord's higher purpose. Only then can we be trusted
to rightly use the power that will be placed in our hand.
All creation is beginning to groan for the manifestation
of this end-time redemption. They search in vain as they are
yet unwilling to come to He who came that we might have life,
and have that life more abundantly. Therefore, the Holy Spirit
continues to brood upon His own, that they might be prepared
to be birthed into their place of ministry in the coming day
of His power.
The Lord would say to those upon whom He broods in this time
of preparation - He has love and compassion for all those
who yet reject Him, and also, He feels the frustration that
Therefore, the Lord is hastening this work of preparation
within each of us who willingly respond to this brooding presence
of the Holy Spirit. These are being required by the Lord to
unconditionally submit the totality of their being to this
work of preparation. We must allow the Lord to remove from
us all that is contrary to His working within us.
"I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies
God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice,
holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable
service." Romans 12:1.
The Lord is calling His own, not only to stand faithful in
this day, but to become the expression and demonstration of
the life that He longs to impart into a lost and hurting world.
For us to be birthed into this realm, there must be available
a high level of anointed ministry to impart a "present"
Word into us, and an open heaven under which we can wait upon
Him, to receive His enabling empowering grace.
As the Lord actively broods upon us to birth this end-time
ministry, we must constantly express our love for Him and
our willing acceptance of the moving and working of the Holy
Spirit within us, for the preparation of our lives to rightly
handle the Kingdom authority that He will release in this
Once we have done this, we can rest in hope, as He continues
to brood upon us.