We are in a season of massive transition, where old systems have been judged in the heavenly realm and will soon be dismantled in the natural realm. The objectives of this season are to untangle and to begin creating new, godly structures (new wineskins) fitting for the new season – the Age of the Outpouring.
The last time the earth was in this radical of a transition was when Yeshua appeared on the scene. And lately, I have felt myself “with” Him as He overturned the tables of the moneychangers, saying “My house is to be called a house of prayer.” And “Zeal for My house has consumed Me.”
Matthew 24:12 (NKJV) says: “And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold” . The Passion Translation says it this way: “There will be such an increase of the sin of lawlessness that those whose hearts once burned with passion for God and others will grow cold.”
You may be familiar with the Georgia Guidestones, a granite monument erected anonymously in 1980 in Elbert County, Georgia. Sometimes called the “American Stonehenge,” they are a set of 10 guidelines, referred to by some as the “Luciferian 10 Commandments” because of their advocacy of population control, eugenics and globalism. A few feet to the west of the monument is an explanatory tablet with the inscription: “Let these be guidestones to an Age of Reason, tradition – and all things tempered with reason.” In other words, do away with anything of passion. Lukewarm religion is fine. But anything that resonates of passion or holiness is a threat to the luciferian agenda and it’s new world order. Along with population control and eugenics, it specifically targets people of passion. Why? Because the enemy is not threatened by reason, intellect and the mind of man. He is in control any time we are eating from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good (religion) and Evil (blatant sin). He does not want us eating from the Tree of Life, which is a spirit to spirit connection with the One who is life, with His life flowing out through us in a balanced, healthy way (mind, will, emotions, words and physical body) into the earth. The adversary is intent upon squelching unbridled passion.
We are in a life and death struggle against the ruler of this age, and the key is to allow the fire of God to awaken our hearts, resulting in “effectual, fervent prayer.” THAT is the prayer that accomplishes much. James 5:16 tells us that it is the passionate, heartfelt prayer of a godly believer that moves mountains. Why? Because passionate prayer is the alignment of thought, word and intense emotion. The Father doesn’t want us to be lukewarm (Revelation 3:16) for the same reason He doesn’t want us to be double-minded (James 1:8). He longs for us to be recipients of His lavish goodness, and lukewarmness (lack of positive feeling and desire) misaligns us, preventing us from receiving.
Do you know what the word enthusiasm actually means? It is a combination of two Greek words: en, which means “within,” and theos, which means “God.” So…enthusiasm literally means “God within!” As you are being changed from glory to glory, you should be moving from passion to passion, with Him as the delight of your heart. He is the greatest ecstasy, the highest pleasure. This does not mean that life is always easy; it does mean that beneath the discipline, duty and raw obedience required in the overcoming, there is a deep inner spring of passion and enthusiasm. Duty void of passion is religion; duty fueled by passion is sonship.
If you are not feeling passion in life, you may have played it safe instead of stepping out in faith. You may have compromised something to remain comfortable. Finding your passion will probably involve expending spiritual and emotional energy and taking risks. If you do not have a burning desire, simply draw upon your connection with His burning heart. He is a zealous, passionate God, and His heart is your heart. Even in difficult situations, you can still delight yourself in Him. He is a continual feast.
Until next time,