Our greatest days are upon us.
Holy Spirit spoke this to me recently and I cannot shake it or dismiss it. ‘Upon us.’ To me, that means no longer ahead, in the future, a dream being dreamed, – but now. Right now. In other words, they have begun!
Nothing may ‘look’ different yet. And seeing what is happening in the world, in the news, on facebook feeds, in conversations, looking at the sorrows many are facing, perhaps this statement seems out of place. For some, it may feel far from what is being currently experienced. And I don’t want to minimise struggles, pain and challenges, but I maintain that our greatest days have in fact begun.
I believe it’s right on point. These are days initiated from God’s heart. We have entered into something new. He is revealing Himself. His glory. His splendour. His power. His righteousness. His mercy. His grace. He is showing that He is God.
Here are a few verses that have been highlighted to me. They seem like a big chunk written here, but so much is in this Psalm that I’m drinking in, that I’ve given you the whole Psalm. It’s a good one to speak out loud. To declare and release!
Psalm 65 -Amplified version
To You belongs silence (the submissive wonder of reverence which bursts forth into praise) and praise is due and fitting to You, O God, in Zion; and to You shall the vow be performed. O You Who hear prayer, to You shall all flesh come. Iniquities and much varied guilt prevail against me; [yet] as for our transgressions, You forgive and purge them away [make atonement for them and cover them out of Your sight]! Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) is the man whom You choose and cause to come near, that he may dwell in Your courts! We shall be satisfied with the goodness of Your house, Your holy temple. By fearful and glorious things [that terrify the wicked but make the godly sing praises] do You answer us in righteousness (rightness and justice), O God of our salvation, You Who are the confidence and hope of all the ends of the earth and of those far off on the seas; Who by [Your] might have founded the mountains, being girded with power, Who still the roaring of the seas, the roaring of their waves, and the tumult of the peoples, So that those who dwell in earth’s farthest parts are afraid of [nature’s] signs of Your presence. You make the places where morning and evening have birth to shout for joy. You visit the earth and saturate it with water; You greatly enrich it; the river of God is full of water; You provide them with grain when You have so prepared the earth. You water the field’s furrows abundantly, You settle the ridges of it; You make the soil soft with showers, blessing the sprouting of its vegetation. You crown the year with Your bounty and goodness, and the tracks of Your [chariot wheels] drip with fatness. The [luxuriant] pastures in the uncultivated country drip [with moisture], and the hills gird themselves with joy. The meadows are clothed with flocks, the valleys also are covered with grain; they shout for joy and sing together.
Just a couple of comments that I will make at this time, on the above passage:
Silence and awe. I have written about this previously. Awe has a lot to do with these great days. Being in awe of God. I have been building this more and more into my daily life. Taking time out to be in silence and cultivating that place of reverential awe. The more time I spend like this, the hungrier I get to spend even more time with Him. ( Balancing this with family, work, and other life factors is a whole different post!).
Bounty. God is bounty. Overwhelming giver of goodness, love, faithfulness, power, freedom, peace, resources, revelation, His Spirit, …… These days we will be experiencing His bounty because that is who He is.
And in the words of Misty Edwards’ song ‘Baptize my heart’ …
I don’t won’t to be offended when it’s all coming down’…
That is one of my prayers. That as we move into what God is doing, as He reveals Himself more , as His supernatural heavenly realm manifests more prevalently, I pray that I will discern Him, recognise Him, and not be offended by Him .
As we stand in awe of Him, and are overwhelmed by His love: Discernment increases. Revelation increases. Compassion increases. His light is reflected from us, causing those around us to come out of darkness.
Yes, our greatest days are upon us. Selah.