The Lord gave me a vision where I saw the world, as a plumb bob, and the plumb line coming straight from the third heaven, and I felt the Lord say that He is about to check the plumb line of the world.
God speaks in the book of Amos to say:
“Behold I am about to put a plumb line in the midst of My people”Amos 7:8
In Isaiah 28:16-17, he speaks of a foundation stone – the cornerstone – that will be laid in Zion. This cornerstone, we know to be the Messiah, because He is our foundation in which we build our lives from.
God is saying that for some of us, the need for justice, or for fear of not being righteous in His eyes, have taken us away from being centrered within the Word of God. This means that when the measuring line – or the plumb line – are put against us, it’ll show that we are “off centre”.
God is reminding us that the need for justice can destroy our walk with Him, and the enemy has done a good job with ensuring the “ism’s” of life (i.e.: sexism, racism etc.) are a focal point for injustice within society, today.
God reminded me of Genesis 4, where Cain became the first human born in this world, and yet, he was also the first person to murder – through jealousy – and Abel, his brother, became the first martyr for his faith.
Abel’s blood literally still cries out to God for justice or vengeance, but Hebrews 12:24 shows us that Jesus’ blood does so much more.
God is saying that we need to let go of the lies that the enemy has entwined within our viewpoints, and apply our thoughts to the word of God. This is because the need for vengeance is destroying Christian lives, and therefore, truly stopping the gospel from advancing in many ways.
So many of us are now off centered, that we don’t even realise it, because we are looking around us for a guide, rather to the Word of God.
The Lord highlighted three things to me in Scripture, because He wants us to receive everything that He has prepared for us, in 2021. He is asking us to be fully centered within His will – His plumb line – for our lives. We need to come back to Him.
1. Matthew 6:33
God is saying to seek His Kingdom and His Righteousness, first, by turning back to Him for help and to fill our thoughts with His desires. God wants our character to become Christ-like, and for there to be a desire to serve Him – even when things don’t make sense.
God is asking us in 2021 to put Him first above all else, and to trust Him. We need to stop looking to people, objects, goals and other desires as our priority, and actively choose Him in EVERY AREA of our lives.
The Lord is saying that He will give you everything that you need going forward and that He will provide for everything that He knows we need.
2. Matthew 25:4
The Lord reminded me of The parable of the Ten Virgins, because this tells us what it means to live, and to be ready for Christ’s return, but the most important lesson that God is showing us, is that we are taught that every person is responsible for their own spiritual condition. God reminded me that we have to have a faith and determination that, whatever occurs, we will be looking with eagerness for His return.
To realign ourselves with God’s plumb line, we need to stop. We need to see where we truly are from God’s truth. God is asking us to fight to get back to the intimacy that our Spirit’s hunger for.
3. Isaiah 59:17
God shows us that when Paul speaks in Ephesians 6, he is talking about each and every one of us putting on the armour that He provides us, in order to fight the unseen battles, within our daily lives. Yet, when Isaiah speaks about the armour, this is God Himself putting on the armour, in order to rescue His people from sin.
Paul doesn’t mention the garments of vengeance for us to clothe ourselves with in Ephesians because Romans tells us:
“Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay” says the LordRomans 12:19
Vengeance is never ours to take, but the Lord’s alone, and this is why, currently, the world is broken and hurting, because we have all too often taken it upon ourselves to try and make people pay, to get back at them, to hate them, to try and destroy them.
The word that God gave me for 2021 is to:
“Realign to My plumb line and cloak yourself with zeal”
I have already spoken about the plumb line, but regarding the cloak of zeal, Isaiah speaks of God wrapping Himself with zeal, as a cloak.
The Cambridge Dictionary describes zeal as having: great enthusiasm or eagerness.
God highlighted the Parable of the Ten Virgins, again, the five who had enough oil were said to be waiting for Christ’s return with EAGERNESS.
“Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.”Romans 12:11
In other words, don’t be lazy, but instead continue to work hard and serve the Lord enthusiastically…serve the Lord with ZEAL.
Therefore, to cloak ourselves with zeal is to have a FULL COVERING, or to be wrapped completely in not only the armour of God that Paul speaks about, but for 2021, God is asking us to now wrap ourselves with a mantle of zeal.
In the Bible, the prophets had mantles or cloaks to show their call and authority from God. It also showed their responsibility as God’s chosen spokesman. We are all called to love God, and to love others. We are all called to have zeal in order to be waiting eagerly for Jesus’ return.
“But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light”1 Peter 2:9
God is challenging us to let go of the wounds that the enemy is niggling at us with. The areas where we have become disheartened from is now going to be wrapped with a cloak of zeal, so that we will be completely covered, by God.
God is saying that we will now wake up each day with a thirst and hunger to not only walk with Him, but to have zeal to do so!
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