It’s obvious to me, that God is in our midst – corporately things are heating up – and this is SO COOL!
God is making ready and bringing many of His people into even greater places in Him, into the place of Rest…
In this place of Rest, we then are able to command and direct so much more of what He has designed us for, as a people after His own heart. In brief, His will for us as a united Body to change the atmosphere and landscape of our community here and beyond. It is with this sense of His Divine Vision coming to fruition…little by little (though who are we to call anything that God is doing…little!)….that I write this.
I believe, that there is a shifting – and with this, a greater Presence and atmosphere of Heaven. God is revealing so much more of His vision and plans for us, both individually and corporately. We are positioned, so to speak, in the Divine, to hear, see, sense, taste, His good and perfect will for us. This is truly an exhilarating time to be living!
So then, in the midst of hearts revived to Him and ears inclined to truly hear His whisper…in this place, we are able to hear what lies before us. Somehow, the future destiny of each individual and the corporate plan for His Body, is being made known and manifest now…TODAY…and we even now apprehend it, we are seeing it ‘’as if’’ it is…and in fact, even now ‘’becoming’’ our reality, no longer a future distant, but a HERE PRESENT. Now that sounds familiar….Immanuel – Christ with us!
I have experienced this myself, in a personal vision and plan God has revealed for us as a family. It started out many years ago, as a faint idea, image, longing, desire…and began to take shape as my husband and I shared and talked it over together and separately also, seeking God for more of His plan to be revealed to us. He has and is and we are so glad!
Over the years, we have ‘’thought’’ and put into place things, thinking that ‘’this’’ was ‘’that’’, only to discover that it wasn’t…however, we had our learner plates on…and as we continue to journey, the vision has become clearer, time has matured us and others on the journey have helped, encouraged, corrected…and so on. Only now, are we sharing out loud the finer details of that vision and now others also are grasping that vision and ‘’see’’ it as our future reality coming into our present reality.
Ok, so that said, I would like to translate that, into a corporate setting…as the Body of Christ, His desire and will is plain…John 17:20-26
“My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message,that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me.I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one— I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.”
“Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world.
“Righteous Father, though the world does not know you, I know you, and they know that you have sent me. I have made youknown to them, and will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them.”
“Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. Eph 4:3-6
“Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming. 15 Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ. 16 From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.” Eph 4:14-16
The Spirit and the Bride say come… Revelation 22:17
There are many other references that clearly tell us God’s purposes for us, as the Body of Christ, to be made whole, complete, without spot or blemish, to be presented to the Father on that day!
So now, I believe He reveals a Vision for us corporately, in a specific, directional and action orientated motion (Pro-motion). Progressively that vision grows and gains momentum to the point that it is time to speak it out with others, so that others partner and also see and are ‘’for” the Vision (Pro-Vision) by way of prayerful consideration and then together, a plan for outworking of the Vision is formulated and released.
It is no small thing to hold firmly to that Vision, no matter how long it may seem to sit idle or dormant….
God is always at work to see His Promise revealed in our present.
The imparting of a Vision seems to me, to be His Promise and Plan for our future pulled into our present – so that, we see and agree – moving confidently towards that Promise, however the timing appears. The thrill of remaining in His Presence, captivated and catapulted at the same time…..into the Vision that appears on our ‘’screens’’ (spiritual eyes) with such clarity and reality – which is in fact what this is – His reality for us and His outworking of all His promises and purposes to perform. Exciting, thrilling, amazing, almost indescribable…however….we must take up the challenge to articulate and communicate this vision in every conceivable and possible way, praying for creative ideas, opportunities and resources to made available and at hand to do so!
This is the challenge – to begin to describe, draw pictures, use words, share the vision however, whenever, with whomever, everywhere we can, with all confidence that He is opening the way. Timing is important – and when all is in order and ready and (it is, as if) the countdown is in progress – there is no stopping the launch sequence…we are buckled in for the ride…and what a ride we are on…Wooohoooo!
The Hostess says: “Thank you for joining us..set your tray tables in the upright position, buckle your seatbelts… ready for takeoff, most importantly – smile at the person next to you!”
A line from the movie “Finding Nemo”, comes to mind – “Do you have your exit buddy?”
It’s time to exit the humdrum of our current minuscule existence and ENTER into His Vision, Promise and Plan for us…this includes a personal Vision and a corporate Vision and guess what – they completely and totally fit together in harmony, unison and beauty!
I encourage all, to seek God first, being heartily revived in Him in a place of REST…and then, the dreams and visions that are already revealed and those not yet revealed, be made known. The mysteries of Christ, the Plans and Promises until now, not fully known – BE MADE KNOWN, being revealed in greater measure and being seen in our here present…all for the Glory of the Father!
I feel the Force of His River, the mighty current of His Promises taking us to a place we have never been before and I am not fearful – I am gratefully and greatly thrilled! Let’s go together exit buddies – He’s got our hands – it’s Safe!
URLOVD completely, immensely, intimately, constantly!
~ Shelley Weeks