Revelation 3:8 King James Version (KJV)
8 I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name.
Have you felt like you have little strength; you have obeyed ; you have kept His word, yet you have not seen the manifestation or demonstration of your revealed promise land.
If the answer to this question is yes, then my follow up question is, are you attempting to give birth without the aid of a Vision Midwife (which, can be male or female).
If the answer to the second question is yes, then therein lies a possible hindrance to your birthing.
Every individual, no matter who you are, ought to have their vision midwife at their side to coach them, saying, “this is the way, walk ye in it.” Ref. Isiah 30:21
The issue is not your door, let’s settle that. There are lots of reasons why we may not be seeing the manifestation, but your door being shut is not one of them.
A second reason could be you’re getting ahead of your season.
What do you believe is another plausible reason?
Hebrews 2:7-9 The Message (MSG)
The Salvation Pioneer
5-9 God didn’t put angels in charge of this business of salvation that we’re dealing with here. It says in Scripture, What is man and woman that you bother with them; why take a second look their way?
You made them not quite as high as angels, bright with Eden’s dawn light; Then you put (SET) them in charge of your entire handcrafted world.
Notice before God set man in charge of His entire handcrafted world, He made Man “bright with Eden’s dawn light.”
Since, Jesus, The Light,” lives in me, I, as ARayOfLIGHT, am Set to lead the world out of darkness.
It is therefore in our best interest to have our eyes singularly focused on, The Light, who abides within us. Ref. Matthew 6:22
As a pioneer, one does not necessarily have a GPS at all times to give turn by turn directions, so the tendency is to turn to research, gurus, and the philosophy of men for guidance. Therein lies the trap of all traps from the beginning of times, (being told that you were naked).
How would you rank your trust level? (10, High …. 1, Low). How would you rank your your reliance on your internal Set Point (Christ in you, the hope of glory)
Acts 13:47 King James Version (KJV)
47 For so hath the Lord commanded us, saying, I have set thee to be a light of the Gentiles, that thou shouldest be for salvation unto the ends of the earth.
I’ve come to realize that whenever the Lord uses the word, “SET” it is not a suggestion, but a command.
It is a command to be what we were created to be, ….. a ray of light to the nations.
I don’t know about you but I do not just want to receive this as information or revelation, but I want to witness the manifestation and demonstration of it’s reality. The manifestation shows up in my words, the demonstration shows up in the power of my lifestyle.
Is A Ray of Light showing up wherever you appear?
Luke 2:34 King James Version (KJV)
34 And Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary his mother, Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel; and for a sign which shall be spoken against;
Time and time again, we are shown the system of God (that the way up is down). Ref. John 12:24
We saw it in the Power of the resurrection, we saw it in the transformation of apostle Paul (on the road to Damascus), etc. However, in our high tech, aspiration economy, where the attraction is towards the rising (only), crowds are not drawn to the falling and rising system.
Apostle Paul seals this system by saying, “He gives grace (supernatural ability) to the humble.
So if you find yourself on the decline, don’t be too quick to blame Satan. It just might be God, placing you in training.
Sometimes we have to retreat in order to advance.”
Mark 6:41 King James Version (KJV)
41 And when he had taken the five loaves and the two fishes, he looked up to heaven, and blessed, and brake the loaves, and gave them to his disciples to set before them; and the two fishes divided he among them all.
There was nothing in the natural that indicated there was sufficient resources to feed the multitude.
The same Jesus, who took the five loaves and two fishes….. who, first, looked to heaven, blessed and broke the loaves and gave to the disciples to participate in the supernatural provision, lives in you and I.
His pattern has not changed.
As part of his body, we have already been broken, blessed and given. Our job now is to SET the standard (aka raise the banner) of righteousness.
Are you tired of going it alone?
When he had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.” – John 19:30
And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done. – Revelation 16:17
When you know something is set, even though there may be times you’re not experiencing it, you know you don’t have to discover it, you just have to grab a hold of, seize, unveil, etc.
- Provision is Set
- Protection is Set
- Healing is Set
- Prosperity is Set
- Soundness is Set
I never fully grasped the revelation of John 19:30 (“It is finished”) until I saw, Revelation 16:17 (“It is done …. aka, it’s a done deal”).
And so, I choose to eat from a set table. As Capital One would say, “What’s in your wallet?” I say,……”What’s on your table?”
Ecclesiastes 1:13 King James Version (KJV)
13 And I gave my heart to seek and search out by wisdom concerning all things that are done under heaven: this sore travail hath God given to the sons of man to be exercised therewith.
It’s been said that as human beings, we utilize just 10% of our brain capacity. So to search out God’s will in my mind will be a losing proposition.
But, because He dwells in my heart, and eternity now dwells in my heart, “I give my heart to seek and search out, by wisdom, concerning all things that are done under heaven.”
So Lord, create in me a clean heart, and renew the right spirit within me.”
What do you see?
Isiah 52:15 (KJV)
… the kings shall shut their mouths at him: for that which had not been told them shall they see; and that which they had not heard shall they consider.
More companies are discovering the hidden value of Story Telling. Seekers of capital infusion are realizing that in addition to a sound product and attractive financial projections, they must first and foremost, capture the heart of the investor.
But there is a higher dimension than “telling,n” and it’s “showing”
I can tell my spouse all day, “I love you,” but unless the tongue in my mouth and the tongue in my shoe are in alignment, there would be no wow and residual impact.
in this higher plain, not only do i shut my mouth, but my audience would, likewise, shut their mouth, “for that which had not been told them shall they see; and that which they had not heard shall they consider.”
So ask yourself this simple question, as you press pause to examine your effectiveness: “Are you telling your story, or are you showing your story?”
Exodus 14:13-16 The Message (MSG)
13 Moses spoke to the people: “Don’t be afraid. Stand firm and watch God do his work of salvation for you today. Take a good look at the Egyptians today for you’re never going to see them again.
14 God will fight the battle for you.
And you? You keep your mouths shut!”
Experts have claimed that the number one impeding force to humanity is fear. They also claim that this fear manifests itself in the form of stress.
I wholeheartedly agree with this, but fear is not the root to the “freezing” impact.
What is it?
It’s condemnation….. Condemnation from man, and condemnation from self. The same sound as Moses is resonating today: “Don’t be afraid. Stand firm and watch God do his work of salvation for you today.”
No matter what my natural eye may see, I choose to see with my inner eye of possibilities. I will shut my mouth from opening the door of condemnation and releasing fear.
Psalm 119 The Message (MSG)
119 1-8 You’re blessed when you stay on course, walking steadily on the road revealed by God. You’re blessed when you follow His directions,
doing your best to find Him. That’s right—you don’t go off on your own; you walk straight along the road He set. You, God, prescribed the right way to live; now You expect us to live it. Oh, that my steps might be steady, keeping to the course You set; Then I’d never have any regrets
in comparing my life with Your counsel. I thank You for speaking straight from Your heart;
While I appreciate the great business books and subject matter experts out here, let’s not confuse the wind from the sails..
Our “sails” are set by Him.
As you read this message, do you find yourself setting your course or speaking to the wind, “peace be still.”