Turn the Page
Just as seasons change, the chapters and sections of our Book of Life, moves to transition us to become a best seller in the Kingdom of God. Our lives contain numerous short stories with plots, plans, and twist that are all woven together, which keeps one wondering as to what will happen next. It is your faith that will keep you hooked, looking forward with enthusiasm, to see the manifestation of how awesome our God is.
You may be in a season that the things that you have believing God for have not come to pass last year, last month, or even last week. What are you going to do? Still believe. Is it His time that is operating or your time? Over a period of time the enemy has bombarded you to the point of frustration and he is trying to wear you down and out. “Beloved think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as some strange thing happened to you: But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partaker of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.” (I Peter 4:12-13). The fiery trial may be hard, the difficulties great, and the encounter with the enemy could have overwhelmed you. But God has a plan for your life and the enemy did not have the power that he thought he had. There is strength in you that you are not even aware of, which has caused you to go through and sustained you because of your union with Jesus Christ. You are going through, not stopping or even stagnant, because there is a divine appointment that has been scheduled. Whatever you are going through is “not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed” in you. (Romans 8:18). You are a sign that God is with you and He will reveal His glory and power through you. It has already begun and you may not even be aware of it!
As the enemy was bombarding you with everything to weight you down, there was a failure in the communication network. During this season, you were driven to the altar with fasting and prayer like never before. The enemy had to round up his camp to have a board meeting concerning you. The plan that was discussed was to cause you to close your mouth and attack your faith in God, turning you away from His presence. There was much strategic and meticulous planning of several covert activities, which backfired. As you were being bombarded and beaten small, you turned even more to God, reaching for the fire of the altar burning those things out of you that you were not even aware of.
Desperately seeking God for the answers, you decreased to the point that your High Priest, Jesus could finally put you in His hand and take you behind the veil. “And he shall take a censer full of burning coals of fire from off the altar before the Lord and his hands full of sweet incense, beaten small, and bring it within the veil.” (Leviticus 16:12). You were seeking the face of God for deliverance, but in the process you were transformed and transitioned giving the sweet smell of perfume. As you continued to seek the face of God, you may have focused on His eyes and ears, as “the eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous and his ears are open to their cry.” (Psalm 34:15). You have even sought His mouth for Him to speak and command a blessing for you, neglecting to consider whether the words of your mouth and the mediation of your heart are even acceptable in His sight. In the midst of all of your seeking, you were becoming a sweet aroma to His nostrils, leaving the stench of flesh on the altar.
The enemy did not realize that he was the cause of your anointing while you were being processed through your wilderness for the divine appointment. Little did he know that he was a part of the strategic plan to get you to this point. As you lay on the altar, the fiery coals burning and surrounding, the stages of preparation were set for the greatest season of your life. This is not the end of your story. As you begin to read, there is a divine flow, and you will not be able to put the Book of Life down. Your mind may try to wonder with doubt and unbelief, but you are hooked with the knowledge of the promises of God that have yet to be manifested. If you decide to skip to the back of the book, you will miss all of the experiences with God that will take you from one dimension of faith to another as you are continually becoming engrafted with His word. Continue reading with expectancy, as your eyes move across each word written, reaching for the last sentence, and then turn the page for the next move of God in your life! Much has been prepared and all of heaven is awaiting your arrival.
“Who is this that cometh out of the wilderness like pillars of smoke, perfumed with myrrh and frankincense, with all the powders of the merchant?”
(Song of Solomon 3:6)