For the 2014 Conference Apostle Hodges says:
“The question is not how much does the Kingdom advance before the King returns. The question is how much will the Body of Christ pray and participate in the agenda of the Kingdom of God in the culture. An increasing Kingdom that was prophesied by Isaiah demands an anointed, activated, and fearless people of God”.
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God is wound up about His Son and His Son’s destiny, so how can things be winding down? Religion leaves us to think that this whole thing is about us and our getting to heaven. The reason God gets wound up about people is because of the part of His Son’s destiny that they play, not because He would simply rather have them playing a harp than roasting like a marshmallow. Paul shows this plainly: Eph 1:8 “Which He lavished upon us in every kind of wisdom and understanding (practical insight and prudence), 9 Making known to us the mystery (secret) of His will (of His plan, of His purpose). [And it is this:] In accordance with His good pleasure (His merciful intention) which He had previously purposed and set forth in Him, 10 [He planned] for the maturity of the times and the climax of the ages to unify all things and head them up and consummate them in Christ, [both] things in heaven and things on the earth. “(Amplified) It is descriptively put in the NASB in v.10 like this: …an administration suitable to the fullness of the times, that is, the summing up of all things in Christ.
The whole Story is about Him. Since the whole Story is about Him, how can it all be winding down for the Church? But Jesus answered them, My Father has worked [even] until now, [He has never ceased working; He is still working] and I, too, must be at [divine] work. (Jn 5:17) When does the Father or the Son ever stop working? And… if They are working, is Their work any less than perfection of purpose no matter what the view from our angle? How could the Church Jesus is building be one generation away from extinction? How could the Bride that Jesus will marry go to her wedding in shame and defeat? How can the Head have a body that is defunct? Eph 5:27 shows us that His Church is a “glorious Church” and in Heb 12:27 it is the instrument of the Kingdom that cannot be shaken: “The phrase ‘one last shaking’ means a thorough housecleaning, getting rid of all the historical and religious junk so that the unshakable essentials stand clear and uncluttered. 28 Do you see what we’ve got? An unshakable kingdom! And do you see how thankful we must be? Not only thankful, but brimming with worship, deeply reverent before God. For God is not an indifferent bystander. (The Message) His Kingdom is an ever-increasing Kingdom, not an unwinding Kingdom. (Isa 9:7; Dan 2:35; Mt13:33) God is wound up about His Son’s destiny and the destiny of Jesus is realized in the sons of the Kingdom and we will not stop short of the glory of God. “For [even the whole] creation (all nature) waits expectantly and longs earnestly for God’s sons to be made known [waits for the revealing, the disclosing of their sonship].” (Rom 8:19, Amp)
Last night the music started and we were all under a blanket of the presence of the Lord by 6:35. Some were on the floor, some were weeping and some were slumped in their seats soaking in His presence. About halfway through the two hours of worship Melissa stepped back from the mic and the music shifted into what sounded like a warring tempo. I had a vision of many feet running swiftly. Within my spirit I heard, “I am sending out my ministers and my messengers to dispense justice.” After that I saw an unbalanced scale with weights on either side. On one side it was significantly lower. The weights on the scale were like discs with a small knob on top of each one so that they could be easily put on or taken off. The weights looked normal. The paint on them was perfect and they were the right shape but they were not true weights. They were not the proper weight and not made out of the right material. I then saw a hand remove the weights on the side that was lowest and replace them with true weights. At that time I heard, “Justice is coming for those who have been the victims of false weights and measures.” “Diverse and deceitful weights are shamefully vile and abhorrent to the Lord, and false scales are not good.” (Prov.20:23, Amp) There are judges who have sold out who will be dealt with by God Jehovah and they will know that just weights are the only thing He will accept. There are people who have had injustice perpetrated upon their persons physically, financially and emotionally by unjust oppressors; they will receive justice. “A false balance and unrighteous dealings are extremely offensive and shamefully sinful to the Lord, but a just weight is His delight.” (Prov.11:1, Amp) A cry has gone up before the Lord because of injustice and corruption in our nation and He abhors injustice and oppression and He is acting to bring justice. I declare that God Almighty is acting in the midst of the election process and those attempting to perpetrate “unbalanced scales” in the voting and collection of ballots will be visited by those swiftly running feet sent out by the God of just weights and measures. Let’s continue to release a cry unto God for justice in our land. “Hear the voice of my supplication as I cry to You for help, as I lift up my hands toward Your innermost sanctuary (the Holy of Holies).” (Ps28:2, Amp)
The Language of the Spirit
We cannot go into the future speaking the common language of fear, lack, doom and deterioration. When Peter, out of great concern for Jesus’ safety, demanded that Jesus speak the language of self-preservation rather than the language of self-sacrifice, Jesus declared, “Get behind me, Satan.” (Mt 16:23) We must move in that delegated “power of rule” that Jesus has been given so that we may victoriously lead others into the future. The language of the “power of rule” is the language of the Throne (position of rule). Jesus is seated at the right hand of God’s Throne (Eph 1:20) and we are seated with Christ in heavenly places (2:6). We must receive that language by the Holy Spirit if we are to bring the power of the Throne into earth (Lk 12:12;Jn 12:49;14:26;16:7). That language cannot be readily used unless we have spent time in the Word and in prayer, even to the point that Holy Spirit prays through us with His groanings, His language (Rom 8:26).