TIMES OF FULFILLMENT
I was reading the book of 2 Chronicles recently and although I’ve read this many, many times, I felt such a presence of the Lord upon me while I was reading. I also felt a deep JOY on the fathers heart when reading the effort, the organisation and the extravagance that Solomon made to bring about the building of the temple. And I quote:
‘Then Solomon determined to build a temple for the name of the Lord, and a royal house for himself. Solomon selected 70,000 men to bear burdens and 80,000 men to quarry stone in the mountains, and 3,600 to oversee them.’ 2 Chronicles 2:1-2
2 Chronicles 2:5-9 ‘And the temple which I build WILL BE GREAT, for our God is GREATER than ALL gods. But who is able to build Him a temple, since heaven and the heaven of heavens cannot contain Him? Who am I then, that I should build Him a temple, except to burn sacrifice before Him?
Therefore send me AT ONCE a man skillful to work in gold and silver, in bronze and iron, and Crimson and blue, who has skill to engrave with the skillful men who are with me in Judah and Jerusalem whom David my father provided.’
If you continue to read you’ll sense the heart of Solomon and his desire to get this done with no expense spared, in fact, I’d say with much opulence using the most skillful of men, the finest, best quality products and pure gold coverings!
Then the Lord said to me that He has/is been changing, enlarging our hearts to RECEIVE what He has been longing to release to His children at THIS TIME.
He has also been digging DEEP WELLS of compassion in our hearts, tenderising them, so that we respond well to those that are suffering and in need.
I saw a lot of hardness of hearts, caused by disappointments, setbacks, grief and hardness in Churches where preaching the Word was legalistic and unfeeling. This was one area that heavens been working on.
One of the other areas was ABUNDANCE! I could see many disgruntled Christians, speaking DEATH over themselves, their bodies, their bank accounts, their income, their ministries! Having a kind of ‘make do and mend’ mentality which has hindered the abundance of Fathers provision for them and is rooted in a poverty spirit.
The GOODNESS of God brings deep joy to the AWAKENED heart we WILL see what we have aimed at, worked for, and prayed to see (as we’ve worked with Holy Spirit) in these days. Remembering that Father can do more in twenty minutes than we could do in twenty years!
2 Chronicles 6:14 ‘Lord God of Israel, there is no God in heaven or on earth like you, who keep your covenant and mercy with your servants who walk before you with ALL their hearts.’
As we align our hearts, our minds and our mouths with what Father is doing and saying John 5:19 then we will see the FULFILLMENT of what He has said. A word of encouragement to those of you who have been believing, waiting, interceding for years, hold steady, the FULFILLMENT of what God has promised you, it’s COMING!
When our hearts beat to see more of the Kingdom of God being released upon the earth, to see ‘Beauty for Ashes’ release of those held captive by drugs, addiction, Slavery, when we ‘Seek FIRST the Kingdom of God and His righteousness’ (Matt 6:33) we WILL see the FULFILLMENT over ourselves, our families, our towns, cities and nations!
2 Chronicles 7:1
‘When Solomon has finished praying, FIRE came down from heaven and CONSUMED the burnt offering and the sacrifices; and the GLORY of the Lord FILLED THE TEMPLE.’
7:2 ‘And the priests COULD NOT ENTER the House of the Lord, because the GLORY of the Lord had FILLED the Lords house.’
I see gatherings in houses, churches, the market place where FIRE comes down consuming all the dross, rubbish, and the presence of God changing people, atmospheres, circumstances and nations.
RISE UP CHURCH! COME ON!
HAPPY DAYS – GLORY TO GOD!
2 Chronicles 6:4 says: ‘Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, who has fulfilled with His hands what He spoke with His mouth to my father David.’
This is Solomon speaking concerning the completion of the building of the beautiful House of the Lord.