Anchor Verse: Daniel 10:11-12
11 He said, “Daniel, you who are highly esteemed, consider carefully the words I am about to speak to you, and stand up, for I have now been sent to you.” And when he said this to me, I stood up trembling.12 Then he continued, “Do not be afraid, Daniel. Since the first day that you set your mind to gain understanding and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard, and I have come in response to them.
Esteemed definition, to regard highly or favorably; regard with respect or admiration: e.g., I esteem him for his honesty
With the changes happening around us from COVID 19 to Street killings of George Floyd to Demonstrations, whether peaceful or not all seeking Justice, I am sure all if not most of us, found ourselves emotionally rattled. I decided to find out and understand God’s heart on it and for my next steps with these happenings. And with that, I knew I needed to humble myself at the feet of Jesus to gain Wisdom, Understanding, Revelation, and Knowledge on the matter
In my meditation, I felt three words come to mind that summarizes this TOPIC i.e. The NEXT. The three words are abbreviated as the 3R’s
I attended Church service on Sunday, and our Sermon Series was from the 7 Churches in the book of revelation. As it was our first day in the series, we started with the church in Ephesians. When the pastor read the Verse on Revelation 2:5, my heart sank at the word Repent. Immediately the Lord reminded me of the words he had dropped in my mind previously.
Revelation 2:5 5 Think about how far you have fallen! Repent[a] and do the works of love you did at first.[b] I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place of influence if you do not repent.(The Passion Translation (TPT)
- The Lord is clearly saying that he will remove our influence from its place if we do not REPENT. Heard of the mention of falling from grace to grass there you go!
The Lord has called us to be salt and light in places where we Play, Shop, Live and Work. He has told us not to hide this light but put it up in a lampstand where others can see and enjoy the brightness it brings in the room. To God, be the glory!
Luke 11:33 (The Passion Translation (TPT)
33 “No one would think of lighting a lamp and then hiding it in the basement where no one would benefit. A lamp belongs on a lampstand, where all who enter may see its light.
I felt the Lord ask me to act. So, I wrote down everything I needed to repent with the help of the Holyspirit as I prayed for forgiveness. After that, I burned the paper symbolizing the cleansing that comes through the blood of Jesus. He the Lord promised not to remember this anymore, and in agreement and readiness to walk in repentance and faith, I sealed with taking communion.
We need to lean in and accept modeling from the Lord to his Original Plan.
- We are heirs of God, and Coheirs with Jesus Christ.
Ephesians 3:4-6 The Passion Translation (TPT)
4 so that whenever you read it you will be able to understand my revelation and insight into the secret mystery of the Messiah.
5 There has never been a generation that has been given the detailed understanding of this glorious and divine mystery until now. He kept it a secret until this generation. God is revealing it only now to his sacred apostles and prophets by the Holy Spirit. 6 Here is the secret: The gospel of grace has made you, non-Jewish believers, into coheirs of his promise through your union with him. And you have now become members of his body—one with the Anointed One!
- We are Kings and Priests here on earth
9And they sang a new song, saying: “You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, because you were slain, and with your blood you purchased for God persons from every tribe and language and people and nation. 10You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to serve our God, and they will reign on the earth. (NIV)
- Restore the Joy of thy salvation!
The Joy of salvation is the Joy that comes whenever we receive all that is rightfully ours through Jesus Christ’s death on the cross.
Psalm 51:12 The Passion Translation (TPT)
12 Let my passion for life be restored,
tasting joy[a] in every breakthrough you bring to me. Hold me close to you with a willing spirit
that obeys whatever you say
Ephesians 1:7-10 The Passion Translation (TPT)
7 Since we are now joined to Christ, we have been given the treasures of redemption by his blood—the total cancellation[j] of our sins—all because of the cascading riches[k] of his grace. 8 This superabundant grace is already powerfully working in us,[l] releasing within us all forms of wisdom and practical understanding. 9 And through the revelation of the Anointed One, he unveiled his secret desires to us—the hidden mystery of his long-range plan, which he was delighted to implement from the very beginning of time. 10 And because of God’s unfailing purpose, this detailed plan will reign supreme through every period of time until the fulfillment of all the ages finally reaches its climax—when God makes all things new[m] in all of heaven and earth through Jesus Christ.
Friends let us live a life of REPENTance and be RESET to who we are in Christ and RESTOREd according to His promises.
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