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[We are in a Revolution: A total or radical change; return to a point before occupied; the overthrow or renunciation of one government, and the substitution of another, by the governed.]
I used to think that my passion for God, miracles, signs, wonders and revival rested on my own hunger for them. I believed that I had to wrestle and contend for breakthrough in order to continually live under an open heaven. And beneath it all was a constant worry- what if I stop believing? What if I stop having faith in miracles? What if I get disillusioned and stop being ‘radical’? How do I maintain this passion and fire? What if I stop being hungry?
I wrestled with these questions in the same way that someone who builds his house on the sand struggles with subsidence. Man this seems so foreign to me now! Its only foreign because it’s foreign to The Messiah who resides within me.
Thank God for the revelation of the Gospel! My efforts are no longer necessary because I received faith as a gift.
Breakthrough was established by the gift of Christ. He gave His life so that we could live in Jubilee, seated on the Rock. The Keys of the Kingdom were given to Peter – The Rock and Christ said to him ‘On you I shall build my church’. The church is supposed to be built and established on the Rock of the Gospel as a foundation. The Rock is Christ’s Victory. When the rain comes and storms of life hit, the Gospel doesn’t change! It is not affected by the seasons of life- when tough times come His grace is sufficient and we walk through the valley of death fearing no man! Joy doesn’t go! Peace doesn’t leave! The whack stays! We are seated in Christ who slept through the storms! He woke up in the midst of a storm, couldn’t understood the anxiety of the disciples and in his groggy state commanded the storm to be still.
Resting in Christ naturally manifests the miracle we need. Resting in Christ manifests the faith to live in constant breakthrough. Resting in Christ establishes us on the Rock- the Mountain of God where true Governmental authority comes. The Rock is Christ’s Victory. The foolish build their house on the sand. It is established by their own efforts and because of this remains in the desert, not on the Rock of Christ’s Victory!
Martin Luther King pronounced the day before his assassination that he ‘feared no man.’ This came after the plane he had just travelled on was delayed because of a bomb threat aimed at killing him. He was established on the rock. He said in his last speech ‘I have been up the Mountain and my eyes have seen the Glory’. He knew where he was seated – up the mountain! He was established in Christ on the Rock and was seated on the Mountain of the Lord. What he discovered up there was the true Governmental authority of the Son. What changed the course of the nation was simply a man who discovered where he was sat.
Martin Luther King died the day after this speech.
Scotland and other thoughts for 2012
Over the New Year God spoke the same word to Sarah and me about Scotland. He said exactly the same phrase word for word:
Its time for Scotland to rise up and take its place among the nations.
We feel that Scotland will begin to be honoured in its own right this year. Firstly in Europe and then in the world. Whether this means it will gain independence i’m not sure but it will begin to be honoured as nation in a way that it has not before. New links will be made into Europe for business as the mindset of the nation changes from oppression to freedom. Glasgow will be honoured as a major European city and will be called ‘Significant’. The motto on the Glasgow coat of arms is ‘Lord, let Glasgow flourish through the preaching of thy word and the praising of thy name’, and we believe that in 2012 this identity will begin to be restored to the city. I see some celebrations in Edinburgh too.
I also see race riots hitting England in 2012 in several major cities and I see the BNP hitting news headlines again. I believe that February will be a key month for the economic situation. A couple of blogs ago I wrote about a double dip and second recession which we are now in but I know that the revelation of the Gospel will produce an economic solution- a new economic system. Someone seated on the Rock will calm the economic storms.
Philip Smith, Jan 2012