“Then said he unto them. Therefore every scribe which is instructed unto the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which bringeth forth out of his treasures things old and new.” Matthew 13:52.
Song of Solomon 7:13 “The mandrakes give a good smell, and at our gates are all manner of pleasant fruits, new and old, which I have laid up for thee. O my beloved.”
Treasures and fruits new and old, just how old? A revival of signs, wonders and miracles that have not been see since the days of the apostles, How new? A kind of the fire and oneness with God that has never been seen, remember he promises a new thing, and the earth will be filled with his glory. How will this happen? Psalm 102:17-22 “This shall be written for the generation to come: and the people which shall be created shall praise the Lord(19)For he hath looked down from the height of his sanctuary; from heaven did the Lord behold the earth;(20) To hear the groaning of the prisoner; to loose those that are appointed to death;(21) To declare the name of the Lord in Zion, and his praise in Jerusalem;(22) When the people are gathered together, and the kingdoms serve the Lord.” Such as in Acts chapter 2, when the disciples and others on the day of Pentecost, in one mind one accord, suddenly the likeness of cloven tongues of fire sat upon each of them, being filled with the Holy Ghost , It was a game changer , then the miracles came, healings came, demons fled and thousands were saved. That is why we are encouraged to seek the old paths.
This will be one agenda , an expectation and desire to see our God take his rightful place as King over Earth.
How do we get there? “One thing have I desired of the Lord ,that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to enquire in his temple”Psalm27:4
David also proclaimed that he set his face as a flint to know the Lord and have such a desire that nothing else would ever compare. Psalm24:3-9 “Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord? or who shall stand in his holy place?(4)He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul into vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.(5) He shall receive the blessing from the Lord, and righteousness from the God of his salvation.(6)This is the generation of them that seek him, that seek thy face, O Jacob. Selah(7) Lift up your heads, O ye Gates; and be ye lifted up ,ye everlasting doors; and the King of Glory shall come in.(8) Who is this King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, The Lord mighty in battle.(9) Lift up your heads , O ye gates; even lift the up ,ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.
Where is this place? Isaiah 60:18 Violence shall no more be heard in thy land, wasting nor destruction within thy borders; but thou shalt call thy walls Salvation and thy gates Praise.”
Psalm84:4 “Blessed are they that dwell in thy house: they will still be praising thee. Selah.” You are that foretold generation and we have been blessed to be chosen to be invited to that place, and given the secret to the opening of those gates.
What happens once those gates have been opened and his glory and his presence is revealed. “For as the earth bringeth forth her bud, and as the garden causeth the things that are sown in it it to spring forth; so the Lord God will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before the nations.” Isaiah 61:11.
Above all, Jesus tells us if he is lifted up he will draw all people to him, we lift him up by showing our love and the fullness of joy in him, enter into HIS courts with praise, I don’t think that necessarily means just church, it could also be his presence, when we lift him up this is the effect it will have on those who see, Psalm 45:15-17 “With gladness and rejoicing shall they be brought(16) Instead of thy fathers shall be thy children, whom thou mayest make princes in all the earth. (17) I will make thy name to be remembered in all generations: therefore shall people praise thee for ever and ever.”
Nina BrownJohnson///Φλογιζω/FOWC/ 02/04/2014