"Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone, in whom the whole building, being fitted together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord, in whom you also are being built together for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit." - Ephesians 2:19-22
A CITY FOR A DWELLING PLACE
So often in Christianity, we are looking to get to the next new place that God is moving, and although this type of pursuit is great and strongly encouraged, there is something higher and it is reserved for the hungry! The hungry bring the next move of God to them!
"He turns a wilderness into pools of water, and dry land into watersprings. There He makes the hungry dwell, that they may establish a city for a dwelling place, and sow fields and plant vineyards, that they may yield a fruitful harvest." - Psalm 107:35-37
If you find yourself in a dry land or a wilderness season, ask the Lord for the grace of hunger and watch how He begins to visit you through His Word. Before you know it, you will begin to see your life, your land, and your season transformed as you turn to the Word and behold His glory (see 2 Corinthians 3:16-18).
For those who desire it, the Lord is allowing us to look into the depth of His Word with "new eyes" whereby we will see by revelation beautiful truths in a way that we have not seen in times past; restoring the Lord's original intent and purpose for creation. With this illumination, we will be given insight and understanding as to how to position ourselves in God's PURPOSE for our life.
With these "new eyes" also comes an all-consuming hunger for the Word of God.
Hunger for God is one of the greatest signs of life a person can have. We must press past intellectual awareness to hunger for heartfelt encounters that change and transform.
LIVING IN THE GLORY OF GOD
The Lord wants to fill us with a holy desperation and a holy violence to lay hold of Him. It's a hunger that will drive us into holy romance with the Lord -- to enthrone Him in every area of our lives -- it's a fresh hunger to come into such intimacy with Jesus that we die to ourselves and come into holy union with Him in every way.
"Do not labor for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to everlasting life, which the Son of Man will give you, because God the Father has set His seal on Him." - John 6:27
God is desperately hungry for us to possess the promised land and lay hold of our DESTINY in Christ (God's CALLING on our life). We are to live in the very Glory of God. However, we must daily overcome the spirit of the world and press behind the veil that is already torn that we might eat of the Bread of Heaven and look upon the blueprints of heaven.
EAT THE BOOK
There is an impartation granted to us that will bring with it a dramatic increase in revelation and our ability to "eat the book" as John was told in Revelation 10 (see verses 1-8 as well as Ezekiel 3:1-3).
In the same way that the Lord Jesus was the Word that became flesh and dwelt among us as we beheld His Glory (see John 1:14), we too must take hold of the Word and consume all that it contains until we become the Word. It is from this place that we become the pure, prophetic representation of His voice to the world around us.
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