In this year of Jubilee, God is moving us into a greater revelation of inheritance that expands beyond ourselves. As MOI Aglow International, the Father exhorts us to pay at-tention and step up higher into our identity and authority. In my time with Him, I wrote this prayer and penned His response. I encourage you to activate this word with agreement and intentionality.
As more and more Men of Issachar affiliations are springing up, it is so important that we never forget the foundation of our identity and our astonishment at how great and awesome our God is. As Men of Issachar, our past only echoes how great and matchless He has been in our development. Our present only reflects our current understanding of our purpose at hand. But the future is a brand new invitation to discover and explore the purposes for which we were created…our mission, if you will.
What a great time to be alive! Never before has the light of Christ been more bright!
1 John 1:5 declares, This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is NO DARKNESS AT ALL. The darkness that has been hiding within the fringes of the past season is being exposed by the light of Christ through His overcomers and carriers of His presence…you and me!
In my devotional reading, I came across the story of Moses leading the Israelites through the wilderness. In Numbers 11, the children of Israel were being guided toward their promise when they began to grumble and complain about their present condition using their slavery perspective of the past.
Verse 5…”We remember the fish which we ate freely in Egypt, the cucumbers, the melons, the leeks, the onions, and the garlic; but now our whole being is dried up; there is nothing at all except this manna before our eyes!”
In times of upgrade when our tests seem to be overwhelming, it is very easy to succumb to bickering, grumbling, and complaining. Instead of developing the Fruit of the Spirit in our circumstances, it becomes easier to look backward instead of exploring forward. The reality is when we look back at how things used to work or become trapped in that perspective, we cannot see the goal and prize ahead. It is easier to look backward because it is well traveled, but what would happen if our perspective, thinking, and language changed to reflect where we are going? I heard in a song recently, “It’s not what we are going through, but it’s about where we are going to.” The goal and prize ahead requires an upgraded mindset.