“Remember the spiritual season that you are in. Remember with soberness the purpose for your comings and goings. In My economy, I am calling as many souls to Jesus as will come. At the same time, I am preparing a bridal heart in those who respond to My call to holiness. Most of My church is unaware of how close I am to heralding the end of all things as you know them. They are so busy attempting to gain more and preparing for better times that they have lost perspective.
"You, however, who desire to walk in step with My purposes and plans, shake off anything that distracts you from hearing Me clearly. You draw close to Me now. Hear My heart and recognize My Word being fulfilled in your midst. You will prosper if you respond to My call.”
Ephesians 1:17-19a NIV
17) I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better.
18) I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints,
19a) and his incomparably great power for us who believe…
So often the rising and falling tides of our world demand that we respond to them, sometimes rightfully so. Continuous response, however, removes our affections from heavenly places and lowers them to carnal thinking and responses in everything we do. We lose sight of what is really happening in the real world into which we have been born.
Because of our acceptance of Jesus Christ as our Lord, we have been born into a new spiritual world, which is governed by spiritual dynamics. We are spiritual beings, who exist temporarily in a physical world that no longer exists for us somewhere in our future. Should not our focus, then, be on the priorities and events of the world that will soon be our home, and not cater only to the demands and priorities of this decaying world?
Bring everything into proper focus, Lord,