WAKE UP!

WAKE UP!

There is more!

We need to catch a vision. Every area of our lives, in our current context, where we do not see Kingdom fruit – that is an area that you can submit to the Kingdom of God – to the Ways of God. You can change what you believe and you will change what you see.

Hunger is a necessity in the Kingdom. Bill Johnson says that in the natural, you get hungry when you don’t eat. In the Spirit, the more you eat, the hungrier you get.  In other words, in the natural lack causes hunger, in Heaven, abundance causes hunger. In that natural, you don’t eat, you get hungry. In the Spirit, you eat and you get hungrier! So when you aren’t hungry, you need to get behind the veil.

The enemy wants us to be motivated by earthly hunger. Earthly hunger is motivated by lack and it ends with lust because it tries to resource earth for heaven’s fruit. But we are supposed to live heaven to earth – that is why there is always an abundance – the supply is not from here. God wants us to have Heavenly hunger. Heavenly hunger is always motivated by experience – experience behind the veil. “Oh taste and see that the Lord is Good! Blessed is the man who trusts in Him.” It’s the tasting and the seeing that produces the trusting! The more you eat the hungrier you get.

God, do something in me!

We need to let the Holy Spirit push our buttons! God is wanting to stir-up His people! It’s time for hunger to rise up in our body! “To the hungry soul, every bitter thing is sweet, but the satisfied soul loathes the honeycomb.”   The question remains: “how hungry are you?” If you are satisfied with where you are at, that’s where you will stay. If you’ve arrived, you’re right.

The Lord is wondering how far will we go? In Luke 8, Jesus performs a sequence of successive miracles. First, he casts a legion of demons out of a man who thereafter is in His right mind as he sits at the feet of Jesus and is subsequently commissioned by Christ to share what He had done for him.  Next, Jairus implores Jesus to come heal his very sick daughter. On His way to heal Jairus’ daughter, a woman with a 12-year issue of blood touches the hem of Jesus’ garment and immediately is healed of her ailment. After this healing, word comes that Jairus’ daughter is now dead. Jesus, undeterred, continues to the house and brings only Peter, James, and John (and the girl’s parents) with him. Finally, in the first verses of chapter 9, Jesus commissions his 12 apostles to go cast out demons and heal diseases. Notice, each was commissioned to what they had seen. Not all the apostles had seen the girl raised from the dead and they therefore were not commissioned for that – yet. They had all seen demons cast out of a person. They had all seen someone healed of a disease. Not all of them had seen someone raised from the dead. They were responsible for what they had seen!

There is a phrase: “you’ve seen too much.” Once you see it, you become responsible to it! You cannot be in a church that preaches the Word of God, that has the grace message, that knows who we are in Christ and not be responsible to it. You can’t have the Gospel and not share it! You’re responsible to what you know. All of us are responsible to the Gospel of grace. “let us live up to what we have already attained.” (Phil 3:16)

WAKE UP.

There are things to be done in the Kingdom of God.

 

Hear the whole sermon, WAKE UP, from Agathos Church. Columbus, Ohio

2 thoughts on “WAKE UP!

  1. Vincent Y.

    One of my all-time favorite messages! The “entitlement mentality” doesn’t fly in the Kingdom. An “ownership mentality” casts vision and does the Word. Empowered individuals make powerful decisions.

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