God is speaking a fresh word of mobilization into the earth today. It's a word of release and exodus, just as it was it the time of Moses. God is telling the Pharaohs of our day, "Let my people go!" His message to His chosen ones is also the same as it was back then, "Come out from under your task masters and worship Me alone."
Young and old, male and female, Jew and Gentile, bond or free are all called to forsake ritualistic, traditional and impotent religious structures and break forth into God. We must move beyond revival manifestations to an entirely new way of thinking. God is challenging us to rethink our theology as He realigns our beliefs. God is calling the church back into migrant status.
From the time when Adam rebelled, man has been a migrant , either journeying with and towards God or against and away from Him. The fallen nature of man continually tries to stop his journey toward God, and to settle and build on the earth. God's Spirit always calls us to be aliens and strangers--sojourners with God as revealed in Leviticus 25:23. "The land shall not be sold in perpetuity, for the land is mine; for you are strangers and live as foreigners with me" (Leviticus 25:23 WEB). Consequently we must always be ready to move when God calls us.
Right now the Spirit of God is calling the body of Christ to a deeper position with God. We must embrace new levels of truth. Each new truth that God brings forth amplifies the previous ones and brings them into a clearer light. As the cloud of His witness moves on, so must we.
We must migrate from one level of glory to another. God is speaking and releasing the impetus to migrate, to get us back on the journey of apprehending that for which we were apprehended.
Religious people like to think their belief system is complete, and they are threatened by the unknown. Religious man is insecure when he can't codify everything in his theology, and so it is difficult to accept the idea that there is more to come.
The Restoration of All Things
In Acts chapter 3, Peter and John healed a lame man who sat begging by the Beautiful Gate of the temple in Jerusalem. The people who witnessed this miracle were amazed. Peter, speaking of Jesus, said to them,
Repent therefore and return, that your sins may be wiped away, in order that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord; and that He may send Jesus, the Christ appointed for you, whom heaven must receive until the period of restoration of all things about which God spoke by the mouth of His holy prophets from ancient time. (Acts 3:19-21, NASB).
God intends to rectify all the disorders of the fall. The word restoration implies both a departure from and a return to God's original intention for mankind. Christ has purchased our full redemption, but creation groans, waiting for the full restoration and realization of the purpose it was created for. Even though all things are placed in subjection under Christ's feet, the author of Hebrews qualifies, "But now we don't see all things subjected to him, yet" (Hebrews 2:8 WEB). Seem like a contradiction? Not at all! He is Lord, but not all things have bowed to His lordship yet. The heavens have received Him until all things are placed at His feet--until all things are restored.
Full restoration is still waiting for the people of God. We must remain detached and ready to come out of everything that fails to express His full thought and glory and move on with Him to that restoration.
In order to understand the full impact and meaning of the restoration of all things, we must first understand that mankind has fallen and that everything we see around us falls short of God's glory. With that fixed firmly in our minds we must also understand that we are pilgrims on a journey of recovery, returning to that glory. This world, the flesh and the devil resist this pilgrimage at every turn, exerting all their energies to sidetrack the sojourner, tempting them to settle and build. For this reason, it is imperative that we see our migratory status and what the scriptures say about it from the beginning. We will start with Genesis.
- Chapter 2: Cain and Abel
- Chapter 3:Stephen's Discourse
- Chapter 4:The Cloud of Witnesses
- Chapter 5:The Fullness of Iniquity and the Son of Perdition
- Chapter 6:The Reformation
- Chapter 7:The Lord's Sign
- Chapter 8:Your Father the Devil
- Chapter 9:The Economy of the Kingdom
- Chapter 10:Outside the House
- Summary and Notes to top