When Kings Go Out To War
|Hi Rock Family,
We have been talking about establishing those who are spiritual fathers and mothers in this season to begin to raise up spiritual sons and daughters. THIS Sunday (May 16th) after the service I would like to invite those of you who feel this stirring/calling to be a spiritual father or mother to join our staff in the Student Auditorium (gym) for a 1-hour interactive meeting as we take the first significant steps into this. We will provide lunch and childcare for ages 10 and under. We just ask that you RSVP before Saturday by Clicking Here. This will help us know how many childcare workers we will need and how much food to order.
God has been shifting The Rock in this season – including our mindsets. The evidence of this has been strong over the past 12 months. I believe the Lord is moving His children out of a ‘church’ mindset and giving us a ‘kingdom’ perspective. And in this, He is increasing the Kingly anointing for His people…for those who abide in Him, trust Him, and obey Him! It is those effectively functioning in the Priestly anointing who will walk rightly in the Kingly anointing. Kings are to operate in different capacities depending on the season. As the actual season for us is shifting from winter to spring, we have been sensing the Lord calling us back out to take ‘kingdom territory’…to go outside the walls of the church and back into the streets and into the homes. 2 Samuel 11:1 tells us it is ‘in the spring when kings go out to war’. This is when territory is taken! And we do not want to stay back and become distracted on the “rooftop” as David did when he took his eyes off the Lord and the calling on his life for that season and entered into sin.
It was also in the spring when Joshua moved out and led the Israelites across the Jordan river into the Promise Land with the Ark of the Covenant leading the way. In the same way, we need to follow the leading of the Holy Spirit. “Move out from your positions and follow the ark of the covenant. Then you will know which way to go, since you have never been this way before.” (Josh 3:3-4) We honestly don’t have a full understanding of where we are going, but God promises that as we go with His leading, He will give us every place we set our foot. (Josh 1:3) That excites me! Our job is only to be led by the Spirit. And as we do this, He will give us His Spirit of power, love and spiritual wisdom for the battles ahead! We will not allow fear or timidity to impede us in this journey! (2 Tim 1:7)
One other point I want to make. Spring is the flood season and the harvest time for that region! When you harvest grain, you bring it into the storehouse. When there is a harvest of souls, they go into God’s storehouse…into the kingdom. The response of the Lord to this is that He will open the floodgates of heaven and pour out a blessing that we cannot contain! (Mal 3:10) Floodgates are opened during the flood season to keep the waters from overflowing the riverbanks. Are we prepared for the harvest? Are we prepared for the floodgates to open?
IMPORTANT SERVICE & WEEKLY INFORMATION:
YOUTH ~BASE CAMP (6th – 12th Grade) – WEDNESDAY NIGHT (5/12) – 7:00pm
SUNDAY MORNING (5/16) PRE-SERVICE PRAYER 8:15-9:15am – *In-Person & On-line*
As children of God, may you shine like stars in the universe, holding out the word of life! (Philip 2:15)
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