Written by Thomas Downes(www.thevoiceofthewriter.wordpress.com)
The people who do know their God shall be strong and take action. This also means, the people who do know their God, shall be strong and do exploits. The people who are called by God to any specific ministry respond to it with the anointing that has been placed upon them. If the anointing is strong, the response should be just as strong. If the anointing is strong, the awareness for the need for obedience is going to produce such action that the power of God becomes obvious; signs and wonders will follow the believer.
The anointed will not follow signs. The signs of healings, miracles, confirmed prophecies, and transformed lives; words of Faith, the confirmation and manifestation of things called forth that are not, as though the were, all of these things will FOLLOW the believer. For the power of God is in the Word that is Sent: this is Rhema Word, the Word of God that is quickened by the Spirit of the Lord that has transforming, and miracle enforcing power in the life of the believer. .
What would you really call yourself in regards to your relationship to the Father? After all, hasn’t your life been transformed since you came to know Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior? How are you responding the the Voice of the Holy Spirit? Are you confident of this very thing, that He Who began a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ, the day He comes back for His Bride?
If, in fact, you know that He has begun a magnificent work in you, you must indisputably be seeing the works of His hands being manifest in your life. Understand though that if you are not seeing what you would call great moves of God in your life, there is now therefore, no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life that is in Christ Jesus, has made you free from the law of sin and death.
But if you really do expect God to do great and mighty things in and through your life, then there is a basic requirement that cannot be ignored by any believer. “I beseech you brethren by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies as a LIVING sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual act of worship. And be not conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you can prove the good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God (Romans 12:1-2). You will prove this with your own life. Your life will not only be the example that other people will see and observe. But God , Himself, will manifest the very meaning of what the Word of God declares about those who seek Him :
“Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for; it is the evidence of things not seen. It is by faith that the elders obtained a good testimony. By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the Word of God, so that the things that are seen were not made by the things that are visible…..But without Faith it is impossible to please God, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. (Hebrews 11: 1-6). This is the result of covenant relationship with God
“As for Me, says the Lord, this is My covenant with them: My Spirit Who is upon you, and My words which I have put in your mouth, shall not depart from your mouth, nor from the mouth of your descendants, nor from the mouth of your descendant’s descendants, from this time forth and forever. (Now) Arise, shine, for your light has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you. For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people; But the Lord will arise over you, and His glory shall be seen upon you.”
Now hear the Word of the Lord: “My covenant with you will be an everlasting covenant, and it shall not be quenched. For My promises to you have been “Yes, and Amen”, from the very first day that I spoke them to you. For I am not slack concerning My promises to you as you might call slackness, but I have been longsuffering toward you, waiting for this day to come, where you would finally come to your senses about the calling I have put forth toward your heart. It is time for you to finally turn around and face Me, and allow Me to cleanse you from that which causes you to falter in your walk with Me. Return unto Me and I will return unto you. Though your sins have been like scarlet, I shall make you white as snow. Though your iniquities have been like crimson, I shall make you like wool. My thoughts toward you have been thoughts of peace, not of evil, to restore you back to Myself.
My anointing will flow again in your life in a way you have not expected. There will be new open doors that you have not imagined for I am doing a new thing, says the Lord. The old ways shall pass away , behold the new work will be made openly known to you, and you will walk again in the flow of the anointing. It will flow like a river of replenishing and will follow along the path of righteousness for My own name’s sake. The previous ways of thinking will no longer work because the renewing of your mind is going to reveal My own will, My own ways, My own purpose. For My thoughts have not been your thoughts, nor had My ways been your ways, therefore I will restore My purpose in you. You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free, says the Lord”.
Now, be strong, and take action.