"A Clarion Call to Order"
"ORDER” is defined as setting things in right alignment, reframing perspective, and restructuring a state of confusion or DISORDER. 12 is the number signifying perfect governmental order and ruling. The Book of Genesis reveals that there were 12 sons of Jacob who formed the 12 tribes of Israel. In the New Testament, Jesus had 12 Apostles, who were his closest followers. According to Revelation, the kingdom of God has 12 gates guarded by 12 angels and the number of the sealed, according to Chapter 7 of Revelation, was 144,000, which is 12,000 from each of the 12 tribes of Israel! Wow, we see the importance of heeding the call to get our lives, our missions; our purposes in order so we best get busy and not delay!
I know by the Spirit that there are many in the body of Christ who have many things that if truth be told, are in a state of disarray. There are things both internally and externally that require our immediate attention. Heaven is listening, heaven is watching, and heaven knows exactly who and where we are in the grand scheme of things. I recently ministered a message entitled, “Chosen to Be A Clean Up Woman” from the texts (Rev 4:1-3) and (Phil 2: 5-8) which is known as the “Kenosis” passage. “Kenosis” comes from the Greek word for EMPTINESS and I submit today that cleaning our storages and becoming empty … ON PURPOSE is a great way to start putting things in order. Can I tell you that it’s expansion time and God wants to enlarge your territory and extend your borders in a way that will be so BIGGG that the only thing you will be able to say is, “It was all God; God did it.” But our God is a God of order as written in 1 Cor 14:40, “Let all things be done decently and in order.” I want to challenge you today to prepare to pull aside and listen intently for the still, small voice that will draw you up hither where (if you courageously obey) you will be shown things that are to come AFTER THIS in your life.
In this season of gift giving, shopping till’ ya’ drop, and making merry let’s stop and ask God what He’d like most for Christmas. Wow what a turn of the tables! The Spirit has spoken to me and said that all God really, really wants from us in this Christmas season is to answer the clarion call to order requiring that we each take inventory and clean up our lives, live holy, obey His precepts, show love, and seek to be a best deposit every day.
Our hearts need to be ordered. Our minds and emotions and thought lives need to be ordered. Our time and priorities need to be ordered. Our vision of sight needs to be ordered so that we see everything through the eyes of heaven with the pupils of faith. Our prayer and Word lives need to be ordered. 2012 is surely upon us and there is under this open heaven, an open door for more in store, but we must get ready, get everything that is in any way out of order reordered. Spirit says, "Move quickly Beloved and answer the call to come up hither." Selah.