Friday, January 2, 2015

"He Has Called You ..."

Today as I prayed about what to share with you two verses have not only come to mind but have firmly implanted themselves in both my mind and my spirit even as I went about the business of my day.

The first is: Ask of Me, and I will give You the nations for Your inheritance, And the ends of the earth for Your possession. Psalm 2:8

And the second: "...Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?" Esther 5:14
Both verses are well known and quoted often with an intent to inspire the recipient to move out in faith and to pursue obedience in doing the will of  God. Today is no different.

The fact is that we are here, in this time, in this day, in this hour and it is not a mistake! For such a time as this He has called us to walk in the authority He has given us. The truth is Easter was the Queen! His queen. His beloved, and when she entered his chamber it was as his queen, but it was also with the attitude that had surrendered the outcome to his will with the words, "if I perish, I perish." In Easter, chapter 5, we see the results of her willingness to surrender and fulfill the purposes of God in her life. It says that she put on her royal robes and stood in the inner court of the king's palace and then --- she waited. She didn't push her way in. She didn't demand anything. She just waited, as his Queen, clothed in her royal garments, surrendered to whatever he decided would happen next. ...So it was, when the king saw Queen Easter standing in the court, that she found favor in his sight, and the king held out to Easter the golden scepter that was in His hand. Then Easter went near and touched the top of the scepter. And the king said to her, "What do you wish? What is your request? It shall be given to you -- up to half my kingdom!"

Because she hadn't seen him in a while, Easter was unsure, insecure even as to her reception from the king. While his immediate response is one of pleasure at the sight of her. He immediately holds out his scepter to her and she moves forward and touches the top of the scepter indicating her surrender to his authority. His heart is full of favor towards her and realizing she has a need he immediately seeks to reassure her that he desires to meet her need. He asks, "What do you wish?" What is your request? It shall be given to you -- up to half my kingdom!"

We need to understand just like Easter we are in a day and an hour when our surrender to the King's will matters. He has called us to be His Beloved! We need to enter His presence clothed in our garments of praise, our robes of righteousness, and we need to approach Him with an attitude of surrender!

Easter, the woman, was insecure as she approached her king, unsure of his love, his devotion toward her. You and I don't have to be insecure or unsure. He has called us, "His Beloved." He has called us, "His very own." He has called us, "for such a time as this" and we know that it is His heart to bless us!

He has called you to such a time as this, Beloved! His desire is to show you His favor, His pleasure, and He is saying  to you, "Ask of Me, and I will give You not only the nations for Your inheritance, And (But) the ends of the earth for Your possession as well!" 

Beloved, live surrendered to the King!  Know that, "Every place that the sole of your foot will tread upon He has given you!" Joshua 1:3

Walk confidently knowing that where you go, He goes! You are His Beloved and He will never leave you nor forsake you!


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