Posted by: dailywordofdestiny | November 23, 2012

WHOM SHALL I SEND?

Here I am, send me

I was just speaking to a pastor, my well loved brother Elias, who lives in Chuka, Kenya.  He was telling me that he has a deep burden for souls over the last few months and that he is avidly seeking God in this matter.  He does not know what God would want of him as yet, but he is fasting and praying much about this.  Elias is not the only one God is releasing  this message to;  He is placing it deep into the hearts of many men and women in these last days.  Nothing has changed since time began for we read a similar account in Isaiah;  He said, “Woe is me!  For I am undone and ruined, I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of  a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of Hosts” (vs 6:5)!   Also I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send?  And who will go for Us?  Then said I,  ‘Here am I; send me.'”

There remains many people who are not coming into the Kingdom of God; so many remain unsaved because He does not have the man, or woman whom He can use (Matthew 9: 36-38).  It is because we, the saved, do not cooperate with Him that those lost are not set free from captivity  (Luke 4: 18).  God gives His spiritual riches, life, and light only to those who yearn to be used by the Lord with all their hearts  (Deuteronomy 6: 5; Matthew 22: 37).

Any people in ministry know that real power is based on the measure of your heart toward God; on how much you love and know the Lord personally  (Deuteronomy 4: 29; John 4: 23, 24).  Another thing that determines your power in witness and ministry  is the measure of your consecration (Ephesians 3: 14-19; Colossians 1: 19; 2: 9-12).  To the degree that your heart is toward God (Psalm 51: 7), to that degree will your eyes be opened.  The reason we, as the children of God, have so little light is that we have no heart for the Lord.  And the reason for lack of power among us is our inadequate consecration (Matthew 5: 8).

Working with God is not a matter of our proceeding to work for Him; rather, it is our allowing God to first work Christ in us, and THEN our going out to tell people of the Christ we KNOW through revelation and experience.  The work is actually done by God; we merely report to others what God has done in us!  Holy Spirit establishes the new creation in the believer by incorporating Christ in him through revelation.  Only a born-again person can testify how the Lord saved him; without the experience of the new birth, no one can do this work.  Fullness of stature in our spiritual life is reached through the elimination of ‘self-life’ and Christ’s completely possessing the man (John 3: 30).

The highest responsibility of man is to simply cooperate with God and not hinder His work in us (Hebrews 12: 8-10). One of man’s greatest difficulties is that he cannot be quiet before God.  A disquieted person has great difficulty in receiving revelation (Psalm 46: 8-11).  A wandering mind and uncontrolled thoughts are like waves on the face of a lake whose waters move unceasingly, thus blurring the reflection of the trees along its banks.  The CROSS deals with our natual life, mind, and emotions.  Those who desire to live in the spirit (John 4: 23, 24) before God must learn to accept the dealings of the cross.  If our natural minds and emotions are not dealt with, we can hardly live a life in the spirit.  If we have a lack of life in our service to the Lord, our labors will only be activities, and we will not meet the needs of God’s children; for only LIFE can truly meet their needs!

The measure of our usefulness to God will be found in the meausure of His life that is in us.  As the measure of God increases in us, so our usefulness to Him increases.  Our usefulness before the Lord is nothing less than His nature being developed in us.  Through it, God imparts His life; and as His life in us is released, we become USEFUL IN MINISTERING TO OTHERS…so then He can send us to the places He desires and to the peoples we are qualified to minister His LIFE unto.    ‘Never lag in zeal and in earnest endeavor; be aglow and burning with the Spirit, serving the Lord’  then He can send you  (Romans 10: 14-18; 12: 11)!   Amen.


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