The voice of the Lord is now awakening His sleeping Bride and the hand of the Lord is arousing His beloved (Song of Songs 5:1-6). Why? The King is wooing His Bride, awakened and aroused Believers, into the wilderness. There, in this place of intimacy with the King, He is going to conform us into His image and commission us for the end-time harvest.
The Spirit of the Lord is now releasing a powerful command to the awakened Church and the message is clear! God's word for this last-day generation is "Awake, arise and advance!"
The Purpose of the Wilderness
Indeed, we are in a season of swift, radical change. Times of global transition are upon us. Why, in such a time of upheaval, is the Spirit of God wooing His Bride into the wilderness? Only in the wilderness with our Beloved will we learn to hear and follow His voice without hesitation. Recognizing and obeying the voice of our Bridegroom without reservation is of vital, extreme importance in this season (see John 10:3). We are being called to the wilderness for intimacy – to then bear much fruit. We are being equipped to advance the King in His Kingdom!
The King's words will empower us for our mission of the last days. Only in this wilderness of separation unto the Lord will we discover the open door of hope and opportunity (Hosea 2:14).
The Response of the Bride
Beloved saints, we must answer His tender call to enter this wilderness experience with our King. The Lord is crying, "Come away with Me!" and we must respond, "Draw me and I will run after You!" (Song of Songs 1:4). The end-time Church must not and will not continue to stumble about in darkness and indecision. This is a crucial hour; we must walk with an intensity of vision like never before. The chief goal, aim and divine purpose of our lives must be no less than union with Christ (Ephesians 5:14-18).
Now, this day is the time to humble ourselves and cleave to the Spirit of God, hearing and obeying His voice to maximize every moment, redeeming the time (Ephesians 5:16).
Heaven's Trumpets are Sounding!
The Spirit of God is demanding that the prophetic trumpets make a sure sound. His revelatory call is sounding in order to awaken and arouse His sleeping Church, to compel His Body to respond in abandoned, passionate love for Christ our King and the dunamis power of His resurrection.
In these transitional times, we simply must have ears to hear what the voice of the Lord is saying to this generation, as well as eyes to see what His hand is doing in order to do exactly as He directs and speak only as He speaks.
An Apostolic Age Unlike Others
The Spirit of Truth is releasing a pure message concerning the establishment of the coming Kingdom age but we must not compare this new release of apostolic authority with church ages, revivals, awakenings or movements of the past. Remember what the Lord said to Joshua: "You have never been where you are now going" (Joshua 3:4). As Joshua was warned to be prepared in his day, a day unlike any other, so we, too, are being prepared for the coming age a wholly new, unimaginably glorious move of the Spirit of God.
Unfortunately in the past, precious Believers have fallen prey to the misguided teachings of the "Kingdom now" theology. These teachers entertained deep error, not understanding that we cannot have true Kingdom power until we fully embrace the King. By God's grace, we do not have to be deceived by these errors again.
Advancing His Purposes Not Ours
Beloved, the Almighty God will not release His precious and powerful anointing to advance our personal agendas. We must repent and turn from our selfish ambitions and vain pursuits, die to ourselves, pick up our cross and follow the Lamb wherever He goes. We must seek first, foremost and only His Kingdom and glory. Our prayer must be, "Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in Heaven" (Luke 11:2, Matthew 6:10).
Who and what is at the center of this coming move of God? None other than the King Himself, the matchless Jesus Christ! The Coming Messiah! Our Bridegroom! Our Beloved! The Fairest of Ten Thousand! In Christ alone does the fullness of the Godhead dwell (Colossians 2:9). Ask the Lord to search your heart: make sure that your labors are not to advance your own life but to advance His cause and glory. There must be a swift synchronization between God's will and our walk.
Do not resist the wooing of your King to join Him in the wilderness. He longs to share the depths of His heart with you, ravish you with His love and reveal the mysteries of His coming Kingdom age. Pray this often and fervently, beloved saints: "Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in Heaven" (Luke 11:2, Matthew 6:10). Amen!
Eagles View Ministries