Thursday, December 3, 2015
I Say to You, Breathtaking Bride, Advance! by Victoria Boyson
Imagine with me: you are in an American church. It is very large, fairly rich - successful by human standards. Yet, if we allow the Lord to transform our idea of the American dream into God’s dream, we would find it has little to do with marble columns, sound systems, instruments or carpet. But as God enters what is His house - as He is invited - wanted - hungered for - all becomes silent in His presence and all else is diminished in importance compared to Him.
As our Father invades and His presence comes in, the importance placed on unimportant things dims and the church, which He's dreamt of, takes shape. In His eyes, we are the glorious temple He longs for - we are the dream He dreams. As our vision changes from concern for the realization of our own dreams to putting His dream for His temple before ours, we shine for Him. We radiate His simple light that shines like no other light has ever shined in the world.
We are His holy temple, the temple He longs to dwell in. When He does, we will be transformed into His dream for the earth. As the realms of heaven invade the earth, you will be filled with the glory of heaven - transformed from an earthly being into a heavenly light that shines until it invades every earthly dark place. Aggressive in its advancement against the realms of Satan's domain, it breaks the chains of darkness on the minds of men with God's simple, yet powerful love.
You are made glorious in your aggressive advance and the world will take on a new hue of color as heaven meets earth through you. You become the dwelling place of God and you take Him and His presence with you everywhere you go! As you invade the territory of the enemy, it topples in your advance!
So, I say to you, Bride of Jesus - ADVANCE!
Advance into your hidden place with God - get on your knees before Him and fulfill His dream. He is what you need - He is your victory - He is your glory - He is your power - your success. You are His dream and the whole world is hungry for what you will become - the light of the Messiah. They're waiting for you to come and bring the light of Christ to their dark and troubled heart.
You keep looking and praying for a revival to hit a church or place, but God says to you, "My revival starts with you." He wants to bring His revival to your heart right now - transforming you through His glorious power. Don't look around to those you think He will use. Look inside your own heart and say, "Yes" to His glory. Say, "Yes" to your Papa God.
To God, you are revival - to Him, you are His success - to Him, you are His dream.
"Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God's love and keep you strong. And may you have the power to understand, as all God's people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God" Ephesians 3:17-19 NLT (emphasis mine).