Expansion, New Levels, Brightness, & Favor

Enlarge the place of your tent,
And let them stretch out the curtains of your dwellings;
Do not spare; Lengthen your cords,
And strengthen your stakes.

Isaiah 54:2

Things are accelerating in the Spirit. This is a time of God’s favor & overwhelming blessing in the midst of testing times. As we anchor ourselves to Him, building our house on His Words we will not fail to discover the place that He has prepared for us in this hour.

If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.

John 15:7

Expansion Where The Lord Is Building The House

Unless the LORD builds the house,
They labor in vain who build it;
Unless the LORD guards the city,
The watchman stays awake in vain.

Psalms 127:1

We are in a season of building and expansion. The Lord is building the house. In a vision I saw someone adding another edition to a house. I was surprised at just how fast it was progressing. One minute it did not even exist, then the next it was there.

“Behold, the days are coming,” says the LORD,
“When the plowman shall overtake the reaper,
And the treader of grapes him who sows seed;
The mountains shall drip with sweet wine,
And all the hills shall flow with it.”

Amos 9:13

Then I noticed that there was barely enough room for the expansion. For what God is getting ready to do there will need to be a bigger vision, the capacity to be flexible and go with the flow. Change will be an ongoing thing because of the rapid pace and acceleration of God’s moving. This will need to be integrated into the fabric of our thinking so that we can just take it in stride and be prepared.

Enlarge the place of your tent,
And let them stretch out the curtains of your dwellings; Do not spare; Lengthen your cords,
And strengthen your stakes.

Isaiah 54:2

New Levels of Authority Being Released

To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.

Revelation 3:21-22

The authority of the Lord is going to increase as we pursue Him. In conjunction with this expanded territory of His dominion there will be a coinciding authority released to steward the work that the Lord is doing. With every new thing that God grants to us there is the responsibility that comes with the territory. The new authority is needed for with the new territory comes new challenges that can only be handled with it.

Brightness Of His Glory Being Released

For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth,
And deep darkness the people;
But the LORD will arise over you,
And His glory will be seen upon you.
The Gentiles shall come to your light,
And kings to the brightness of your rising.

Isaiah 60:2-3

In this new place that God is building there will be a bright release of His glory. The highlight will be the “brightness” of His glory. As we partake in His glory we will reflect His glory. There will be a brightness upon our faces. Just as the children of Israel could not stand to look at the face of Moses, so God will restore to us such a glory that the world will be able to see a difference. Because the Lord is building the house our labors will not be in vain and will not be out of religious ritual and tradition but out of the ongoing influence of the Spirit in our lives.

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. Amen.

2 Corinthians 13:14

Communion with God is no longer a chore because we have broken ties with the prevalent evil that seeks to bring God’s people into bondage and under a “heavy yoke mentality”. You can always tell you are under a religious spirit when your communion time becomes “work”. You have lost the “easy yoke” of Christ and have come into a place of superficiality that breeds “striving in the flesh” to accomplish things. In Him there is not striving of the flesh but an ease of flow because you are simply yielded to the Holy Spirit and find your pleasure in Him. It is never work when it is a pleasure to do something. Ask the Lord to release a fresh oil upon your head to remove the weights and chores mindset that He may replace it with a joyful desire to be with Him. What a concept! In that place we will find the brightness of His Glory upon our face.

As for me, I will see Your face in righteousness; I shall be satisfied when I awake in Your likeness.

Psalm 17:15

Favor Of God & “Famous” Anointing Being Released

For You, O LORD, will bless the righteous;
With favor You will surround him as with a shield.

Psalm 5:12

God will release His unprecedented favor or “famous” anointing upon His people. Because our hearts are to make HIM famous, He will release this anointing upon our lives. Due to the absence of “self-promotion” God will do the promoting and bring His Joseph Company into the places of prominence that He has destined for this time from the foundation of the world. The wealth of the wicked has been stored up for those who walk with integrity before Him. They will not spend this wealth on their own fleshly desires but will funnel it into His kingdom purposes for the Glory of God. God has tested and tried choice vessels for this purpose.

A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children, But the wealth of the sinner is stored up for the righteous.

Proverbs 13:22

These are those who have been found trustworthy to handle the wealth of the world. He who has been faithful with little shall be entrusted with much. Those who covet this wealth will not be the recipients, but only those who covet the Lord. This is not any wealth, but a special wealth that has been set apart and is “holy to the Lord’.

His favor is for a lifetime. He does surround His righteous ones with this favor like a shield. The pure in heart shall see God and glory in His love, goodness and grace.

God’s Timing Is Perfect & Offensive

The timing of God is perfect, but it does offend the natural mind. God has His own economy. It is completely separate from the world.

When it goes well with the righteous, the city rejoices.

Proverbs 11:10

When the economy of heaven is functioning in His righteous holy ones the city rejoices. What this means is that when the righteous tap into heaven’s realities and function from that realm, the realm of heaven gains access through the gateway of the heart of His people into the earth. The people of God are the channels of blessing that funnel the unlimited resources of heaven into the earth. Just as Jesus multiplied the loaves, so God uses His people to release His blessings and provision into the earth. In this way, He gets all the glory. It is beyond our natural (worldly) understanding because the blessings are from a heavenly outsource. This is why it is of utmost importance that we function by faith with our trust in Him, believing in His faithfulness and desire to be our sole resource in the earth. It is “In God We Trust”.

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