The Day has changed, the work has changed, don’t look backward, look up!
September 1, 2020 Word for Today 2: The Day has changed, the work has changed, don’t look backward, look up!
Many well meaning ministers are truly trying to bring God’s people into the new. Yet many as of yet may not see the “new” God wants to bring us to.
Often, when trying to see how God wants to restore something we look to the past where it worked.
In the church age of the first 2000 years looking back to the book of Acts and the early church model had merit.
Yet in this day, looking back to that era will not bring us into our divine destiny and position us to work together with God for his end time purposes. It can not?
Why, it was not made for the 3rd day Kingdom age or 7th day Rest of God. This day is not like any other. For what God does on the third day is called “Jesus finishing work.”
It is a work that is going to flow through full grown sons and daughters as a wheel within a wheel to transform the kingdoms of this world into the kingdom of our God in Christ.
Beloved, that is why we can not look back to the book of Acts as our model for what God’s kingdom and church is going to look like for this day.
We are not in the 1st or 2nd day of the church age anymore. We are in the third day of the church age. We are in the age of a new wineskin that requires new wine and new kingdom understanding.
When the Pharisees came to warn Jesus, Herod was going to kill him, Jesus said, “go tell that fox, today and tomorrow I do healing and miracles but on the third day I finish my course.” Luke 13:32.
A day is like a thousand years and a thousand years is like a day. 2 Peter 3:8
1 Come and let us return to the Lord, for He has torn so that He may heal us; He has stricken so that He may bind us up.
2 After two days He will revive us (quicken us, give us life); on the third day He will raise us up that we may live before Him.
3 Yes, let us know (recognize, be acquainted with, and understand) Him; let us be zealous to know the Lord [to appreciate, give heed to, and cherish Him]. His going forth is prepared and certain as the dawn, and He will come to us as the [heavy] rain, as the latter rain that waters the earth.
We are not going back to the book of Acts model for church government and structure. We are going forward to become a royal priesthood and holy nation.
1st Peter 2:9 9 But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.
The disciples saw this day and hoped for this day. They wanted this day to come in their lifetime, but it has been saved for us today.
Beloved, We can’t not look backward, we are called to LOOK UP TO SEE THE DOOR STANDING OPEN IN HEAVEN AND THE VOICE CALLING US TO COME UP HERE SO GOD CAN SHOW US THE THINGS THAT ARE TO COME HEREAFTER.
The present day work of God in his Kingdom filled sons and daughters who are mature is to work with the Lord to help his overcoming ones be formed a royal priesthood and holy nation that will rule and reign with him.
Revelation 3:19-21 Jesus offers this kingdom position to all who will repent and overcome.
19 Those whom I [dearly and tenderly] love, I tell their faults and convict and convince and reprove and chasten [I discipline and instruct them]. So be enthusiastic and in earnest and burning with zeal and repent [changing your mind and attitude].
20 Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears and listens to and heeds My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will eat with him, and he [will eat] with Me.
21 He who overcomes (is victorious), I will grant him to sit beside Me on My throne, as I Myself overcame (was victorious) and sat down beside My Father on His throne.
Zachariah 3 shows us how the Lord will do it in this hour? Do you see this done in the book of Acts? No, because it was not for their day but for the “end of days.”
Chapter 3: 1 Then [the guiding angel] showed me Joshua the high priest standing before [a]the Angel of the Lord, and Satan standing at Joshua’s right hand to be his adversary and to accuse him.
2 And the Lord said to Satan, The Lord rebuke you, O Satan! Even the Lord, Who [now and habitually] chooses Jerusalem, rebuke you! Is not this [returned captive Joshua] a brand plucked out of the fire?
3 Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments and was standing before the Angel [of the Lord].
4 And He spoke to those who stood before Him, saying, Take away the filthy garments from him. And He said to [Joshua], Behold, I have caused your iniquity to pass from you, and I will clothe you with rich apparel.
5 And I [Zechariah] said, Let them put a clean turban on his head. So they put a clean turban on his head and clothed him with [rich] garments. And the Angel of the Lord stood by.
6 And the Angel of the Lord [solemnly and earnestly] protested and affirmed to Joshua, saying,
7 Thus says the Lord of hosts: If you will walk in My ways and keep My charge, then also you shall rule My house and have charge of My courts, and I will give you access [to My presence] and places to walk among these who stand here.
8 Hear now, O Joshua the high priest, you and your colleagues who [usually] sit before you—for they are men who are a sign or omen [types of what is to come]—for behold, I will bring forth My servant the [b]Branch.
9 For behold, upon the stone which I have set before Joshua, upon that one stone are seven eyes or facets [the all-embracing providence of God and the sevenfold radiations of the Spirit of God]. Behold, I will carve upon it its inscription, says the Lord of hosts, and I will remove the iniquity and guilt of this land in a single day.
This is end time 3rd day, 7th day intervention of the Lord in finishing a people who can rule and reign with him and finish his house.
It is nothing like what happened in the book of Acts even how great that was. It was incredible, but what God has for us at the end of the age is greater then what he poured out at the beginning.
Verse 7-9 is a an overcoming spiritual position given to the overcomers that will rule with the Lord in the spirit before his throne while they are on the earth.
These overcoming full grown sons and daughters are filled with the 7 spirits of God, and operate through the Spirit of Prophesy, the Testimony of Jesus Christ and are being formed into a wheel within a wheel.
Again, where is that in the book of Acts. I thank God for he did in the fist two day. I thank God for his order in his house for the first two days, but the third day is greater.
In Jesus 3rd day finishing work there is a greater dimension of His kingdom power and release of glory and greater work to bring everything into the divine order by God’s perfect holy love on planet earth.
In Jesus 3rd day work, He is forming a kingdom people, a wheel within a wheel, as overcoming Kings and Priests unto our God to rule and reign with Him.
When did any of the 12 disciples sing this song in their days on earth?
Revelation chapter 5 testifies of what we are becoming in this 3rd day kingdom age.
These are not words uttered by the Apostles for their testimony in the first two days of the church age, because it is a song to be sung.
Revelation 5: 6 And there between the throne and the four living creatures (beings) and among the elders [[c]of the heavenly Sanhedrin] I saw a Lamb standing, as though it had been slain, with seven horns and with seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God [[d]the sevenfold Holy Spirit] Who have been sent [on duty far and wide] into all the earth.
7 He then went and took the scroll from the right hand of Him Who sat on the throne.
8 And when He had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders [[e]of the heavenly Sanhedrin] prostrated themselves before the Lamb. Each was holding a harp (lute or guitar), and they had golden bowls full of incense (fragrant spices and gums for burning), which are the prayers of God’s people (the saints).
9 And [now] they sing a new song, saying, You are worthy to take the scroll and to break the seals that are on it, for You were slain (sacrificed), and with Your blood You purchased men unto God from every tribe and language and people and nation.
10 And You have made them a kingdom (royal race) and priests to our God, and they shall reign [as kings] over the earth!
11 Then I looked, and I heard the voices of many angels on every side of the throne and of the living creatures and the elders [[f]of the heavenly Sanhedrin], and they numbered ten thousand times ten thousand and thousands of thousands,
12 Saying in a loud voice, Deserving is the Lamb, Who was sacrificed, to receive all the power and riches and wisdom and might and honor and majesty (glory, splendor) and blessing!
In what part of the Book of Acts or the last 2000 years or 2 days of the church has this ever happened or been done? It has not.
Why? This is the new wineskin of the Kingdom of God coming down on the earth. This is the new wine of the kingdom of God that must fill his overcoming sons and daughters to bring this new divine change upon the earth.
Never in the Apostles time was the kingdom of this earth going to changed and become the kingdom of God or earth. It was not for their day, it is for ours.
So the work, the order, the structure for all this to come about is not like anything we have seen or known before. Looking back to the book of Acts of how they functioned and live then is not the same nor can it be for how we are to live now.
God’s love is the same and loving each other is the same. Loving our enemies is the same, and the work of love never changes, but the function of it is different in our day.
The function of God’s pure holy love is the removal of all un-love and wickedness on this planet through the cleansing judgments of God through a people he has chosen to release them through.
We have never been here before. We have never lived like we are about to live as Kings and priests to our God to rule and reign with him on this earth.
The apostles of yesterday did not sing this new song. At the end of the age, this is a new song. It is a song because it is a new day. Singing is this testimony of victory.
Revelation 5: 9 And [now] they sing a new song, saying, You are worthy to take the scroll and to break the seals that are on it, for You were slain (sacrificed), and with Your blood You purchased men unto God from every tribe and language and people and nation.
10 And You have made them a kingdom (royal race) and priests to our God, and they shall reign [as kings] over the earth!
Verse 10 is our destination. This season we are in is the finishing 3rd day work of Jesus he told us to tell Herod he was going to do.
Go tell that fox today and tomorrow (the church age 2000 years) I heal and do miracles, but on the third day I will finish my work.
Revelation 5:9-10 speak of that finishing work as well as the other scriptures I am sharing with you.
I encourage you to be open to what the Lord is saying in this hour. The road map for us is not behind us. It is not in the book of Acts.
There are truths there, but what is coming has to be revealed in us and through us to transform the earth.
We must be like Abraham. He was not looking to an earthly city or rule, but he was looking for the city whose architect and builder is God.
Remember “eye has not seen, nor has ear heard, nor has even entered into the heart of man, the things God has in store for those who love him.
He that has begun this good work in us will be faithful to complete in us even to the day of Christ. That day is here, beloved of the Lord.
Let us follow the apostle John on his journey in the Spirit on the Lord day. He heard “the voice of the trumpet” and as he turned he saw a door standing open in heaven.
Out of that door King Jesus speaks, “come up here, so I can show you the things that are to come here after. He did not lead John back to the book of Acts, or even what he had known.
He took John to see the God who is to come and his end time work and that is what Jesus desires to do in us right now if we will let him.