In Quest of the Heavenlies
There will be no supernatural power without individuals
paying the price to meet with God. There can be no real spiritual
authority without men and women of God humbling themselves, willingly
debasing themselves of their carnal desires for ministry and fleshly
authority. And there is no real divine power dispensed
from the throne, without purpose. The supernatural of God is not
just some feeling that we get so we can feel blessed. The glory
of God is not a toy with which to play.
One may ask, “Well then, what is this anointing
of the Lord for?” It is the very life of God, which he chooses
out of his love to share with men. His presence is his very being.
We must all begin to see that His presence is the very heart of
our walk. Our quest for spirituals is birthed from one word, and
one word alone: relationship. Relationship with God is the stairway
of experience. God will not honor carnal desire; God will not
bless selfish motives, but will heed the cry of the humble that
they might know him. Have you sensed a yearning among the people
of God for something new and fresh from the Lord? Have you caught
the scent of the coming rain? The true things of God come from
Him alone, and to only those who have prepared their hearts and
are willing to pay a price for these precious things.
Let us not mistake the charismatic mud shallows
for the depths in Christ. So many in this hour are all too eager
to proclaim themselves as overcomers, the sons of God, members
of the Elijah company or anything else the carnal mind can come
up with. One can confess and proclaim that they are a can of Dr.
Pepper till the cows come home and it will not make it so. But when one makes some reckless claim of belonging
to some high sounding spiritual order, we all too readily accept
it as fact. You’ll note no one ever boasts of being a part of
the helps ministry, the mop brigade, or the table waiting ministry
in the book of Acts.
If these people truly have so much in God, then
why when they meet one who has in fact achieved something in the
Lord, do we see them shamelessly coveting what their brethren
have? It is true that
a thimble of water has more than a desert. But what happens when
this self-proclaimed bearer of a thimble full of the anointing
of God meets a cup? Or the cup meets a bucket. All of this is
meaningless and completely irrelevant when you realize the fact
that God is an ocean. We need to humble ourselves and heed the
ancient prophecy, “Fill this valley full of ditches for a I hear
the sound of the abundance of rain.” Let us not only quest, but
also press forward and dig into God and prepare ourselves for
a real and lasting visitation from the Lord.