Can you see?

[A new production of an old play or similar work] This is the third definition which we will focus on, but to start here is something from the Lord that He wants you to know. Yes, you – skeptical, cynical you. Don’t believe me? Read Psalm 139 and tell me that God doesn’t know who you are or where you are 🙂
“A rediscovery of what I can do. You may think my miracles are of old, but they are fresh and here and now. I told you I would do greater things, a new production of things I have already done and more so. To see this new production of my ‘old’ miracles, to see greater things you have to be willing to see it. Are you willing to see my revival come to you? To your house? To your church? To your family? This isn’t something you can just say yes to because of the class, it is something that must come from your heart. Rend me your hearts and not your garments. I alone can tell the difference. Will you see? Can you see?”
(Joel 2:12-14, Proverbs 24:12)
This is straight from God and this is His heart regarding this portion of living in revival. To live in revival, you have to do all of these and for this portion He wants to know if we are willing. Are we willing to experience new and greater things in our own personal lives, our houses, our family, and our church?
In order to experience His new and better blessings, we have to be willing to replace the old.
This would mean work more than usual, a change in routine, unfamiliar faces, a little discomfort for our flesh while our spirits soar together right into God’s throne room.
Work more than usual?! Yes, whatever you are currently doing in your own personal time or for the church or for your family, more is required for revival to come and for it to stay so that you can live in it.
If what you were doing right now was enough for revival to come and stay, then you would be fine. So is it? Chances are…no, we get complacent. It happens, I’m guilty of it but there is always a push to get back into it with more passion, more commitment, and more willingness to do more. God requires it all (Luke 9:23-26) and until you have given Him that in EVERYTHING then there is still more to be done.
Back to the definition, when someone does an old work but they want to give it a modern feel, do you understand what they are doing? They are taking the original, which was great, and making it so that it is applicable, relatable to the modern audience, references that make sense – it is still the same original work, just with a facelift
This is still our GOD, the one who was, and is, and is to come (Revelation 1:8). The same God who parted the Red Sea for Moses and the Israelites (Exodus 14:15-31), the same who raised Christ from the dead (Romans 8:10-12), the same God who is calling people today to come into relationship with Him (2 Peter 3:9). He is still the same work from the beginning and will continue to be so to the end of time, and He doesn’t need a facelift…our representation of Him does.
Our representation of Him is of a god who did those things but He doesn’t do them here or now. We don’t actually believe He would do them for us. So what we have done is put God in a box. A box that says you can only do those things elsewhere, we just don’t believe you will do them here.
I know I am talking to people of great faith, but this isn’t coming from me. And believe me, even as I am reading this it is hitting areas in my life that I didn’t think He was talking about.
When we feel the soreness of a God poke (where He points out the areas we thought we were ok in) that means we need to bring that to Him so that He is in control of it. So He can then work his ‘old’ miracles with new representation.
When we live in revival, constantly bringing our Spirit before Him in an act of surrender, praising Him, and allowing Him to bring His revival to our souls then His miracles – which are still the same – get new representation. Are we willing to give Him that new representation?
There is more, but it will be in the “Will you see?” post

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