Word of the Month- April
This will truly be a decade marked by extreme signs and wonders. There is soon to be a great revealing of mature sons and daughters on the planet, such as no generation has ever seen before (Rom. 8:19). Those who will come forth in this decade will be known for the signs they carry that point to the Kingdom of God. The wonder workers are coming!
In the past there have been many mighty revivalists and miracle workers who moved in spectacular kingdom power and glory. What they did and encountered in God should only lead us to aim much higher in our generation. They have paved a way to the ancient pathways that we have been called to walk in (Jer. 6:16). As we are continuing to build this spiritual house (Eph. 2:20-22 AMP, TMSG) we should let their ceilings become our floors in which we build this habitation of God.
In a time when many in the Church are pulling back from the mystical and supernatural aspects of Christianity to embrace a more seeker sensitive approach in an attempt to make it more accepted among culture, there are those that are awakening to the resurrected Jesus, who is living on the inside of them. They are releasing the power that has been hidden for ages and generations (Col. 1:26-27). There will be a great distinction in the coming days of those that walk in Kingdom power and those who merely talk (1 Cor. 4:19-20). While there are some believers moving in the realm of signs and wonders, for the most part, the world has not seen what can happen when the Body of Christ fully yields their will to the Holy Spirit (Eph. 3:19 AMP).
Paul was a man completely given over to the indwelling of Christ (Gal 2:20). He told the Romans that he fully preached the gospel with signs and wonders (Rom. 15:19). You were never called to peach the gospel with out power and demonstration. In this hour God is not in search of seasoned professional preachers, but rather raw and rugged pioneers poised on Kingdom glory. We are in desperate need of new visionaries for this emerging generation.
While denominations argue about what God can and can not do in the supernatural, many in the world have turned to the occult as a means to reach a higher level of spirituality in life. Many of these groups consider themselves good, such as white witches, psychics, tarot card readers, new agers and those using crystals. These people are receiving information from fallen angels. The New Ager presses into the darkness, taking all limits off embracing the unknown to receive enlightenment from their spirit guides.
In the midst of all this darkness, God is raising up a new generation that will not be moved. It is a demonstration generation that has no need for titles or accolades of man, but only a desire to please their Father in heaven. Their speech and preaching carries demonstration and power and many in the world will turn to Christ, not because they are good orators but rather mighty demonstrators (1 Cor. 2:4-5).
We are that generation and as we awaken to the truth no darkness will be able to stay in our midst. With all the power that has been placed within the believer it is high time to engage and challenge those that are living in darkness with pure demonstrations of power. The streets should be our playground for the miraculous. God has called a generation to not only to have revival, but to be revival. It is time not only to answer the call it's time to do the call. Signs, wonders, and wild manifestations are simply outward expressions of the resurrected Christ that is alive on the inside of us (Col 1:27), and this revelation will be made manifest to the earth like no other generation has witnessed before. The army is arising (Joel 2:1-11)!
My Daddy lives in your Belly
In recent days the earth has been in mass convulsions crying out for the promise of the mature sons the Bible speaks about. Yet there is so much emphasis being placed on the end times and the darkness that is on the earth, it feels as though the church has forgotten that we are pure light to the world (Matt. 5:14) and the mountain that we have been placed on is mount Zion (Heb. 12:22). This is a Kingdom that can not be moved by natural circumstances (Heb. 12:28).
We have been made full of the glorious Kingdom of God (Luke 17:21). Why should we fear? The very Godhead of that Kingdom is residing on the inside of us (Col. 2:10 AMP.). Why should we hide? We have come to a city with an unlimited supply and that supply is coming out of your belly (Eph. 1:3). How can we fail? I have come to wonder if many preachers are reading the same book that I have been reading. The Bible tells us that the Glory of God will cover the earth as the waters cover the sea, that very Glory has been deposited in your belly (Col. 1:29 AMP.). Its time to arise and shine! We have been made full of this glorious Kingdom where the river of life never runs dry (Jn. 7:38). This world is in desperate need of what you have.
Last month I wrote about a lifting taking place in the body. Because of this lifting there is an arising generation that is coming to grips with reality and truth. This arising generation of wonder workers (Isa. 60) is taking center stage to demonstrate the truth of God's Word. These men and women do not fear death for they have been made free from the very laws of sin and death (Rom. 8:2).
This truth of God living in you is not a new revelation, but rather a forgotten one. Many miracle workers and revivalists that were used in past generations took hold of this truth and affected the world. John G. Lake referred to it as the "Strong Man's Gospel" and Smith Wigglesworth called it the "Indwelling". Through this revelation John Lake shook South Africa and destroyed the bubonic plague with the touch of his hand. Smith raised twenty three people from the dead including his wife. These two men were mindful of what was on the inside of them and took every opportunity to shatter darkness with the overwhelming glory that was available to them.
You have been called to do the same works. In fact Christ has called you to do even greater works then He performed while He was on the earth (Jn. 14:12). Through the indwelling you have been called to destroy the very works of darkness (1 Jn. 3:8). John and Smith were not special in the fact that God chose them to reform the Body of Christ and revealed this revelation to them, but rather that they chose to embrace Biblical truth when it was placed before them despite what religious circles had to say about it.
We must make up our minds about what we believe. If the word says it I believe it and that settles it, despite what my previous understanding and Christian upbringing may have taught me. I have found that many preachers are teaching the status quo for fear of ridicule from so called watch dog ministries that might slap a heretic sticker on them. Real messengers of the gospel have been called to feed His sheep the truth of what they have become through the finished work of Christ (1 Pet. 5:1-4). We can no longer live in fear of what men will say. Let the power we carry speak for itself (1 Cor. 4:19-20).
Partakers of Divine Nature
Divine in the Strong's Concordance is defined as godlike. The Greek word is Theios. We have been called to live an abundant God kind of life here on earth (Jn. 10:10). The word life in John 10:10 is the Greek word Zoe, which is defined by Vines as life as God has it. Zoe is the God kind of life. Through the finished works of Christ we have been given a new life, a new identity, and a new nature (2 Cor. 5:17). That nature is divine.
"In His sacrifice He endured the Divine judgment due to man's sin. By this means the believer becomes identified with Him in His deathless life, through His resurrection, and enjoys conscious and eternal fellowship with God." (Vines 677) The separation of God and man has been shattered permanently by the finished works of the cross. All things have been given to us that pertain to life and Godliness (1 Pet. 1:3-4). Make no mistake you are called to a supernatural and joy filled life.
There has been given to us great and precious promises and through these promises we are called to be partakers of the divine nature. These precious promises of the word belong to us now! We have escaped from spiritual death and the satanic fallen nature of man kind to become partakers of a new heavenly nature. Though we were at one time alienated and cut off from God and the life of God (Eph 4:18) we now have been brought in by the sacrifice and shedding of blood (Eph. 2:12-13 and Col. 1:21-22). God never called you to live a life of so called "sacrifice" only to simple obedience in His finished work (Gal. 2:20).
You are not who you once were. You are in fact altogether new. You have been born again and if born again you have been given a new nature: a new DNA. We can no longer lie about who we have become through Christ. That old man died with Christ on the cross and you are a new man made after the image of God (Col. 3:9-10). No one born (begotten) of God [deliberately, knowingly, and habitually] practices sin, for God's nature abides in him [His principle of life, the divine sperm, remains permanently within him]; and he cannot practice sinning because he is born (begotten) of God (1 Jn. 3:9 AMP.) Christ is your very life (Col. 3:4)! Its time to live that life to its fullest.
Blessings in Christ,
Charles and Brynn Shamp