2017 Fasting Guide – Day Fifteen
EQUIPPING OTHERS - GREAT GRACE
This is the beginning of the third week of our fast. Congratulations! We are making a difference as we become different as we wait upon Him, and allow Him to change our mindsets, our hearts and empower our spirits with more of the knowledge of Him. We are living without limitations as we grow in Him. Hallelujah! We are now going to look at how we can equip others, for this relationship we have with our God is never just for us. It is amazing and glorious to walk in who we are, but we will not be who He has called us to be if we aren’t always looking to affect others’ lives. From the beginning, God told Adam and Eve to multiply.
Yes, He meant children, but look at the rest of this sentence:
He also meant to reproduce what they were called to do and be. They were sons and daughters of the Most High. They walked and talked with Him. They were to take dominion and authority in the earth. They were to reproduce THAT. Of course, we know that they chose to listen to the temptation of the enemy, and death came to them that day. Spiritual death to their oneness with God that was so freely available to them. They had open access; they had known Him so intimately, and then, because of sin, there was a sudden, obvious separation. They suddenly were hiding from Him.
Genesis 3:8 NKJV
What were they hiding from? The presence of the Lord God. But why?
The reality was that they didn’t even know they weren’t clothed until the glory cloud that covered them disappeared when sin became their covering!
God was the Creator of man, of the universe, of all things. Man chose sin, but it didn’t stop God from showing Himself to man all throughout time so that man could once again choose Him of his own free will. God didn’t demand relationship, He offered it. But God was and is always present, offering relationship. Of course we know the relationship changed when Jesus became the great sacrifice for our sins, causing the great wall of sin to crumble and give us free access to the Father. Then things were put back in divine order. And we were able to see the heart of God being brought forward and relationship offered once again with no separation. Jesus paid for that unity on the cross.
As He readied Himself for the sacrifice He would make to reunite God and mankind, as He began His ministry, the first thing He did was look for those to reproduce in.
Lord Jesus, thank you for reconciling me to the Father and to my divine purpose and destiny. Help me Lord to be aware of all the authority You have given me in Your name. And let me always be aware that all You have invested in me is not just for me, but for those You have assigned for me to disciple and reproduce in. Thank You for those divine appointments and the supernatural ability You provide me with, to impact their lives for eternity and enlarge the Kingdom of God.