TODAY’S PROPHETIC THOUGHT
For such a time as this, I have created you. I have called you to fulfill My purpose and plan for your life. Come and rest in Me. I will fill you to overflowing with the oil of My Spirit. Trust Me to make a way even in the wilderness.
STILL YOUR FIRST LOVE?
We start getting into alignment with God whenever we catch the idea of the majestic side of God. Alignment creates breakthrough. Alignment makes you an overcomer. Alignment brings you into abundance. Alignment is being subject to the Majesty of Christ.
When you look at how Jesus judges the churches in the book of Revelations, He bases it off three things only. What do you love? What do you hate? What is it that moves you? We come into alignment when we love what God loves, hate what God hates, and then act upon that.
We read in Revelation 2:1-7 that the church at Ephesus knew how to do church really well. They lived out “Christianity” per se but, they left their first love. First love has to do with when you first get saved. The game-changer in your life is that you are aware of God’s Presence and you don’t consider anything without considering the Presence of the Lord in your life.
Jesus is saying to them, “You think you can just do church without Me? OK. I’ll leave and I’ll just remove My candlestick.” The candlestick represents the Presence of God and how He is made manifest. We want His manifest Presence in every single part of our life, that’s what we want.
The candlestick represents His manifest Presence because there is a light on the top of it and oil inside it. The oil of God is His anointing. You are anointed by God to be somebody in this generation. That makes you significant.
The oil on the inside represents our private life with Jesus. The light that is on the outside represents our public life with Jesus. My friends, if we want to see Jesus show up publicly, we have to cherish Him privately. My entire life, private and public, must be stewarded to come into alignment with Him. When I do this, Jesus says, “there is much fruit.”
“I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.” – John 15:5
FROM MY SERMON SERIES FIRST THINGS