We THE PEOPLE of THE LIGHT

We THE PEOPLE of THE LIGHT

After a long time of silence, I felt the release to start writing again. As I was praying about what I should write first, the Holy Spirit reminded me of an experience I had in early 2020.

I feel like it is a foundational revelation that the Lord wants to lay in our lives. We need to start cultivating this principle as a habit.

Willingly Position Yourself in HIS light
In early 2020 we went away for a few days. Close to the place where we were staying was these beautiful woods with very tall trees. One morning I decided to go out into the woods to spend time with the Lord. As I sat down and looked up a beam of sunlight shone straight into my eyes.

I was about to move because it was uncomfortable. But, at that moment, I clearly heard the Holy Spirit saying, “Willingly position yourself in My light.” As I looked around, I realised that there was ample shade around me and I was seated directly under the only spot the sunlight came through.

That morning the Lord spoke to me about intentionally choosing to position myself in His light. To open up the dark and hidden places in my heart and to allow Him to shine His light into every dark corner. To purposefully bring the dark areas of my heart into His light so that He can purify and transform me into His image.

There are many dark areas in our lives:  sin, offence, broken relationships, unhealed wounds, unresolved issues, unforgiveness etc. To bring these things into the light isn’t always easy. To allow our issues to come to the surface is uncomfortable and often painful.

It takes courage and vulnerability. We need to allow ourselves to be vulnerable before Him. Vulnerability leads to freedom. He can only work with that which we bring into His light. The parts that remain in darkness will remain unfruitful and we will never gain victory in those areas.

“God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.”

~1 John 1:5-7

It’s All About Reflecting HIM
As I was seated in His light that morning, I felt that the Sun of righteousness with healing in His wings (Malachi 4:2) will arise over me and that He is faithful, to not only purify me of my sin and unrighteousness but also to heal all my wounds.

It is in His light that He frees us of sin and binds up our wounds, so that we can become a victorious people, a pure bride! This is how we are transformed into His image.

“But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.”

~ 2 Corinthians 3:18

As we are being transformed into His image, we are becoming a transparent bride that reflects His nature.

If I choose to remain in the shadows, I cannot reflect His fullness.  The only way I can reflect Him is when I sit in His light and allow it to transform me into His image.

Christ our Inheritance
In 2019 I heard a beautiful teaching from a friend about bringing every part of ourselves into Christ. Every part of us that we bring into Christ will gain an inheritance. The parts that remain in darkness will gain nothing.

When I heard these words, I felt my spirit longing to become fully one with Christ. That every part of me is destined to be one with Him and that no part of my inheritance in Christ should be wasted!

This is what Jesus prayed in John 17. That we should be fully one with Him and His Father:

“That they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me.  And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one: I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me.”

~ John 17: 21-23

This is the desire and prayer of our Lord: Oneness with Him, gaining the full inheritance that He paid for on the cross.

Preparing the Highway of Holiness
One day while I was praying, I saw a vision of people coming out of the woods and they went to stand on both sides of a road. I knew that these people coming out was going through a process of repentance and choosing to abide in His light.

As they were being transformed, they came out. As more people came out, they formed a line next to the road. It was like they were preparing a way for the return of the Messiah. I got the impression that the people were becoming a highway.

I then understood that as we repent, come out of darkness and are being transformed, we join to form part of the Highway of Holiness. The Highway of Holiness that will usher in the return of the Messiah.

“Prepare the way of the Lord; Make straight in the desert
A highway for our God.”

~ Isaiah 40:3

”Go through, Go through the gates! Prepare the way for the people; Build up, Build up the highway! Take out the stones, Lift up a banner for the peoples! Indeed the Lord has proclaimed To the end of the world: “Say to the daughter of Zion, ‘Surely your salvation is coming; Behold, His reward is with Him, And His work before Him.’” And they shall call them The Holy People, The Redeemed of the Lord; And you shall be called Sought Out, A City Not Forsaken.”

~ Isaiah 62:10-12

This Highway of Holiness that we will be a part of, is a path of light! This path of light is so pure and so transparent that it only reflects the Son.

On the one hand, the Son of God is being revealed in us, for the world to see Him (Joh 17:21). On the other hand, it also stirs the Bridegroom to fetch His bride! Finally, after much purification, she will look like Him, a bride that reflects His image.

This bride will carry the gentleness and meekness of the lamb and the intensity and boldness of the Lion. Nothing will stop her from preparing herself for the One that values her the most. This is the hour she has been waiting for.

Let us align our hearts with Christ, let us push deeper into His presence, abiding in His Light. Let the cry of our heart be: LORD, REVEAL YOUR SON IN US!

“The Bride has made herself ready.”

~ Revelation 19:7

 

Radical Obedience

We are entering a time where radical obedience is more important than ever before. The Spirit is leading me to do a series of blog-posts on obedience since it is a topic that He has laid heavily on my heart.

Before you continue to read, remember that the motivation behind everything God does is always love. He loves us and therefore calls us to obedience (more on this in the next blog post).

The Obedient Will Enter into Higher Realms of Authority
In 2019 I had an experience that the Lord used to teach me the importance of walking in obedience. As I was spending time with Him, I felt He was calling me to enter higher realms of authority.

That day I was struggling to breakthrough deeper into His presence, but I felt a prompting in me “to press towards the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus” (Phil 3:14).

The Lord showed me layers of victory in the spirit, and only when we have broken through one layer, we can enter into the next level. This is how we train ourselves unto godliness (1 Tim 4:8).

I kept pressing in and eventually, I felt the perfect peace of the Fathers’ presence. I saw a vision of a Lion’s face and I heard the words “The spirit of Elijah.” I then saw mantles of Elijah being released from heaven. It was such a heavy weight in the spirit that I could barely keep standing.

The Lord showed me that these mantles will be given to very specific people in the body of Christ. I received the scripture:

“Call to Me and I will answer you and show you great and mighty things,
which you do not know”

~ Jeremiah 33:3

These great and mighty things are found in higher realms of authority. We will access it when we call on the Lord’s name and set our heart’s desire on Him.

The Lack of Obedience in the Body of Christ
Immediately after I had this intense encounter, I had a very strong feeling that the body of Christ greatly lacks obedience.

A strong conviction came over me that we do not listen and obey. We hear His words but we do not put them into practice. According to scripture, this is what a foolish man does, and his fall will be great on the day of testing (Matt 7:26).

I realized that we are so eager to receive the supernatural gifts and that everyone wants these mantles but God simply cannot entrust it to people of disobedience.

I saw a vision of what this looks like in the spirit. I saw people with layers of cement all over their bodies. Each time they hear the Lord speak and they do not obey, a layer of cement flows out of their hearts.

This then forms a thin layer over the body of that person. The more the person ignores the voice of the Holy Spirit the more cement is being secreted from the heart and the thicker the layer of cement becomes over their body.

This vision reminded me of the verse in Hebrews:

“Today, if you hear His voice, Do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion”

~ Hebrews 3:15

All of a sudden, I saw what looked like an army of people that were completely stuck in cement and I heard: “THEY HAVE BECAME IDOLS OF THEIR OWN WAYS.”

These words pierced through me because I knew that most of us are guilty of this. The people in the vision could not move because they were idols of cement! I felt the grieving of the Lord Jesus over these people because He could not use them as a result of their condition.

God can only use those who walk in HIS WAYS and these people were walking in their own ways. They have stopped their ears and they cannot perceive His voice. I heard the Spirit say: They cannot walk in their destinies because My Spirit cannot move them”.

This Condition is Not Incurable
This looked like a hopeless situation but the Lord said:

“You need to see your condition so that you can come to Me to fix it. Come to Me with a contrite spirit, ask for My Spirit of repentance to come upon you. Humble yourself at My altar and allow Me to crush the idols that you have created. Allow My Spirit to anoint you with oil so that I can flow through the cracks of your self-made idols to destroy it”.

“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness”

~ 1 John 1:9

Repentance is a beautiful gift! The Lord longs for us to repent from our wicked ways and to start walking in greater authority. He desires that we become good stewards of the mysteries and He longs to reveal them to us.

How to Gain the Mantle of Elijah
We will gain the mantle of Elijah in the same way Elisha gained it – through responding with immediate obedience!

I love the way Elisha responded when Elijah threw his mantle on him. We read in 1 Kings 19:21:

“So Elisha turned back from him, and took a yoke of oxen and slaughtered them and boiled their flesh, using the oxen’s equipment, and gave it to the people, and they ate. Then he arose and followed Elijah, and become his servant.”

Elisha immediately recognized the upward call of God! When Elisha uses his livelihood to host a farewell celebration, he openly declares that there is no turning back to his former way of life. What a beautiful and inspiring way that Elisha responded in. He gave himself as an empty vessel to the Lord.

While not everyone is called to receive the mantle of Elijah, the Lord is calling everyone to a higher life, by receiving the upward call of God in Christ Jesus and to walk in new levels of authority. Whatever the Lord’s call is on your life, it will require sacrifice and obedience.

“Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me”

 ~ Matthew 16:24

I pray that these words will penetrate your heart and minister to you and that you will present yourself as an empty and useful vessel to our Lord Jesus Christ.

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