No one wants to make another trip through the wilderness. This is not a time to walk in circles. We are to walk with a true goal, aim, and purpose, making the most of each occasion, because we know the time is short (see Ephesians 5:14-17). Paul, the apostle, instructs us to walk purposefully toward one true goal -- God's PURPOSE for our life (see Philippians 3:12-16).
No one has time to wander around the mountain of defeat and unbelief; we are to lay hold of the promises of God, take Him at His word, and stand firm in faith. We are seeing God join together both favor and faith, releasing us into a faith that believes God to the point of action. (see Hebrews 11:1-6)
When we take a strong stand and dare to declare the promise of God from our innermost being, the Spirit of God will accomplish all God's promises.
We do not have any more time, nor desire, for another trip around the mountain; we must enter into the promises of God today. No matter how confused and confounded we have been in the past, this is the day we can clearly find the exit sign and end the wilderness wanderings (see Psalm 119:105 and Psalm 119:130). We can begin to walk in God's PURPOSE for our life as we seek first the Kingdom of God. Paul states in 2 Corinthians 5:9, "Therefore we make it our aim, to be well pleasing to Him." We must desire to fully finish the course--in such a manner as to hear the Lord say, "Well done, good and faithful servant."
There can be no higher goal. We enter into OUR CALLING IN CHRIST. As we rise up and take our promised land, we will quickly discover that His promises are: Yes, Yes!
OUR HIGHEST GOAL: TO ADVANCE THE KING IN HIS KINGDOM
Notice how Paul prayed that we would walk worthily in Colossians 1:9-11,
"For this reason we also, from the day we heard of it, have not ceased to pray and make (special) request for you, (asking) that you may be filled with the full (deep and clear) knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom (in comprehensive insight into the ways and purposes of God) and in understanding and discernment of spiritual things, that you may walk (live and conduct yourselves) in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to Him and desiring to please Him in all things, bearing fruit in every good work and steadily growing and increasing in and by the Knowledge of God (with fuller, deeper, and clearer insight, acquaintance, and recognition).
(We pray) that you may be invigorated and strengthened with all power according to the might of His Glory, (to exercise) every kind of endurance and patience (perseverance and forbearance) with joy."
Our highest objective must be to seek and pursue Kingdom advancement. Our prayer each day must be, "On earth as it is in Heaven" (see Luke 11:2). Just as Christ could say, "I only do that which I see My Father doing," we must have clear focus too.
It is imperative that we maintain a deep walk in the Word of God by affirming, meditating, and visualizing ourselves in the Word --this will make the Word real (Rhema) to our spirit and bring about the freedom we need to draw near to the Lord. Each day we must seek to draw ever nearer to Christ, seeking to yield, ever deeper, our will to His will. It is as we face Him in faith--open and trusting--that we are changed into His likeness (see 2 Corinthians 3:18).
THE VOICE OF GOD
The Holy Spirit is opening the ears of believers to hear more clearly the voice of God. All who are seeking to hear will hear the Lord's voice clearly. "Be still and know that He is God" (see Psalm 46:10-11). Behold the Heavens--they will clearly speak the Lord's message. The release of revelation will increase, therefore, ask for your spiritual ears and eyes to be opened (see Ephesians 1:17-18).
ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY