Summary: God has been moving his bride forward since the day of Pentecost; there have been times of rest and times of moving forward. I believe that the trumpet has sounded! The time for camping has ended, its time to rise up and move forward.
Numbers 10:5 “When you sound the trumpet to move on, the tribes on the east side of the Tabernacle will break camp and move forward. 6 When you sound the trumpet a second time, the tribes on the south will follow. You must sound short blasts to signal moving on.
I believe that the trumpet has sounded! The time for camping has ended, its time to rise up and move forward.
God has been moving his bride forward since the day of Pentecost; there have been times of rest and times of moving forward.
Since 1900 the Lord has been moving ahead at various speeds to restore the gifts of the Spirit to His Church. One cannot deny the impact of this move, with the Pentecostal revival now numbering over 600,000,000; worldwide.
The trumpet has been blown again, its time to move forward in a new level of Glory. After all the scripture says we move from Glory to Glory. We are not saved to remain in the same Glory we entered into, but rather we are saved to enter into the very image of Christ. A new glory awaits those who will heed the sound of the trumpet and arise.
1 Arise, shinea; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee. 2 For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.
The Hebrew for Arise ZARACH means Burst forth
When I was a Child and living on a farm in rural NZ, my friends and I used to build dams to block off streams flowing across our farm. It was fun! But our flimsy dams were no match for the power of the water, and eventually the force of the water would cause the dam to burst forth. All our structures would be washed away in seconds, and the stream had re-established its authority again.
In order to build our dam, we would use mud, straw, sticks and branches to block the water way. None of those things reflect the light.
When we stop for any length of time in a camp, we build structures that make us feel comfortable, We have amazing programs, we have amazing buildings and inside these walls there is a kind of feeling that makes us think that we are making a difference, because the water is backing up, its an amazing sight. But when the trumpet blasts, the Glory of the Lord re-establishes the way of the Lord again. He bursts forth into our stream and the flow of the Spirit is seen again.
It’s called revival! The flow of the Spirit was never meant to be confined to a program or behind four walls. But rather allowed to find His own course and level in the community, thus extending the Kingdom!
The water reflected the light and can be seen for miles. Isaiah 60 says Arise, Shine!
Shine means to “Be enlightened” to reflect the Glory shone upon you! The moon shines but its only a reflection of a greater glory.
Man is called to reflect the greater Glory of the Son!
Long ago God spoke many times and in many ways to our ancestors through the prophets. 2 But now in these final days, he has spoken to us through his Son. God promised everything to the Son as an inheritance, and through the Son he made the universe and everything in it. 3 The Son reflects God’s own glory, and everything about him represents God exactly. He sustains the universe by the mighty power of his command. After he died to cleanse us from the stain of sin, he sat down in the place of honor at the right hand of the majestic God of heaven.