From The Common to The Regal. Who’s In?
Reflecting on the Christmas Season, the purpose and the plans of GOD, I have found its very humbling an exciting.
2000 years ago an angel announced the coming of our Lord.
Shepherds watched the sky. Three wise men watched the sky. They all followed the signs.
And, a King was scared he was going to be usurped at any given moment.
Yet, Scriptures told us He was coming…
The Lord says, “The time is coming when I will choose as king a righteous descendant of David. That king will rule wisely and do what is right and just throughout the land. Jeremiah 23:5
With this being said no one thought he would come in a stable. (Often man looks for Kings in a palace)…Yet, he did.
No one thought He would be a King, yet, He IS.
Fast forward to today God is speaking in this season. He is delivering a message that is not common to the reader. It’s His season to decree, declare and to ignite the imagination of all.
Yes, angelic activity is released. Yes, love is increased and still where is the message?
Where is that glorious message we hope for?
Still, did they not ask where is He? As the days of scattering and idolatry. God speaks as He is speaking today worldwide.
Yet can we hear him? Do we see Him? Do we know Him as He is to be known?
Duet 4 :29 But if from there you seek the Lord your God, you will find him if you seek him with all your heart and with all your soul.
Christmas is a time of reflection, anticipation hope and mystery. Humbling isn’t it?
Why is today message uncommon? What has changed?
Society has changed. The Church, the Believer has changed. Political correctness entered in. Sinful behaviors accepted by law. All Point once again to the Coming Christ.
But not in the lowly stable this time…Not in a palace.
Once again the focus is on the sky. The light in a dark place. The Hope of a King who will rule with justice and mercy!
Where is He I often hear people asking? Especially, when they are suffering.
The people are beginning to cry for a king, a leader a prophet.
Someone who will guide them to a safe place. Where is he the one I’m looking for I hear them cry!
He’s here. He is the King of Kings and The Lord of Lords! Revelation 19:6 B1, King of kings and Lord of lords.
His Majesty is reigning in the earth today as the Great High Priest presented as the ultimate sacrifice accepted by the Almighty and, reigns as King to the church or does He?
The humble stable shared the promise to the world leaders of the time. Those leaders were so transformed they departed another way.
The boy grew and became bold in front of those who opposed His Father's Kingdom.
Many marveled at Him.
Then they opposed His life and took it. Yet He Lives.
In this day an hour He is looking… He is searching for those who will accept the Divine Call to comprehend the Kingship of GOD.
The Ambassadorship. The Extension of His Realm in a much higher level then we have seen in the past.
The Reigning of Kings and Priests. A Royal Priesthood…
1 Peter 2:9 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.
This Extension of His Father's Kingdom is being release Now here in the below.
As the stable was alight with the Glory of God so will the churches be with the light of His promises. We will begin to see that upward motion an upward thought an upward distinction of change.
This Christmas season we will begin to see the majestic side of the birth of Jesus.
The Glorious realm of that Presence. Songs will bellow from the lungs of believer with gusto taking on relevant meaning.
Angels will make appearances in houses of worship as the Angels again do the bidding of the Father. Making Way for The King! Make way I hear in my spirit. Make Way!
God sent the angel, Gabriel, to Mary in Luke 1 to tell her that she would give birth to the very Son of God.
Gabriel also came to Zechariah to tell him the news that Elizabeth would bear a son.
In Luke 2, God sent an angel messenger to the shepherds to tell them of Jesus’ birth.
In Matthew 28 an angel appeared at the tomb of Christ to announce that Jesus was risen.
Yes, what has happened before will happen again. Are we looking for this?
Gabriele will announce His coming when its time.
Yet the angels are preparing the way even now as messengers and will touch the lives of many!
14 Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?
Hebrews 2:1-4 Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip.
2For if the word spoken by angels was steadfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompense of reward;
3 How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him;
4 God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will?
The call is going out from Heaven and the earth. Our own Sovereign is calling us to take heed listen do and be.
As the angels appeared in the past they are appearing now declaring where to find Him. The one we look for.
Luke 2 12-20 "This will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger." And suddenly there appeared with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, "Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace among men with whom He is pleased.
When the angels had gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds began saying to one another, "Let us go straight to Bethlehem then, and see this thing that has happened which the Lord has made known to us." So they came in a hurry and found their way to Mary and Joseph, and the baby as He lay in the manger. When they had seen this, they made known the statement which had been told them about this Child. And all who heard it wondered at the things which were told them by the shepherds. But Mary treasured all these things, pondering them in her heart. The shepherds went back, glorifying and praising God for all that they had heard and seen, just as had been told them.
In this season we will see the story read about and longed for … The humble birth. The Glory of God. The Angelic realms. The Transformations. The mystery and majesty of the truth.
Yet God is saying:
I'm calling you. You are the story… You are what I long for. Jesus the one son for all.…. And, now many sons and daughters to do and be like Jesus.
Shepherds Healers Friends Brother’s Deliverers many becoming Kings and Priests Apostle Prophets Evangelists Pastors. All as those who stood in that place of humility Where divine transformation emerged in the hearts of all.
Just so all of mankind can find saving grace in this world. Through you. Through me.
The Son of David from the stable to the heavens. Reigning Supreme.
So I shall declare you to be… And I declare even now says the Lord.
You will always have descendants, and I will make your Kingdom last forever.
Your dynasty will never end. 2 Samuel 7:16
A simple prayer.
Dear Lord I have heard your heart.
This is your season Allow us to reflect on the past and the future. We pray that each one of us is sensitive to the will of GOD epically when the focus is on you during this season. Make me a light in the dark place
Allow me to see hear and feel your presence Give us this day our daily bread. Deliver us from Evil
For thine is the Kingdom the Power and The Glory Forever and Ever. Amen
Selah “Forever” And Amen
Dr. Theresa Phillips