“The kingdoms of this world have BECOME the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever!” (Revelation 11:5)
Friends, we’re in the hour of “becoming”…
The “shaking” that’s happening all around us and within us is the “becoming” of (Revelation 11:5).
The truth is, through the shaking we’re either “becoming” 100% His, or we’re “becoming” defensive about why He should not have our attitudes, our opinions, our trust, our heart, our love, our obedience, our dreams, our family, our nation, our… 100% allegiance.
The shaking that’s intensifying around us is meant to drive us to “one thing” – the place of prayer and beholding His supremacy.
“The One whose voice shook the earth; has promised, saying, ‘Yet once more I shake not only the earth, but also heaven (that I may remove) those things that are being shaken, as of things that are made, that the things which cannot be shaken may remain.” (Hebrews 12:26-27)
But ultimately, this shaking is not about our SECURITY.
It’s not even primarily about our DEPENDENCY.
It’s about HIS ASCENDENCY.
It’s SO VITAL that we understand this narrative from heaven’s perspective, friends. The shaking that’s going on around us is absolutely not about our hearts, our lives, our families, our communities or nation returning to some sort of economic, personal, emotional, social or political SECURITY.
Neither is it primarily about us developing economic, political, emotional, social or spiritual DEPENDENCY upon Him – although He is phenomenally committed to our dependency – UNDER THE GLORY OF HIS REIGN. (A man on a horse may be dependent upon that horse to bring him to everything that he wants and needs without ever having to make the journey about the horse itself.)
It’s about HIS ASCENDENCY as the King, to the glory of the Father, the applause of the Holy Spirit, the adoration of living creatures, the praise of the angels, the worship of the elders, the magnification of Israel, and all humanity, and the submission of the devil and his angels and all those who choose something other than His worthiness to reign…
“Every valley shall be exalted and every mountain and hill brought low; the crooked places shall be made straight and the rough places smooth; the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together…” (Isaiah 40:4-5)
Beloved, if we don’t get the vision of His increase established in our hearts and minds, we’ll seriously misread what’s happening in the days ahead. Our responses to Him will be shallower than they could be, off-target, self-retaining, pointed toward externals, rather than rooted internally, and ultimately devoid of the authority that He will give all those who are abandoned to the increase of His reign on the earth.
“It’s about His ascendency!”
JSB • April, 2021