2 Corinthians 5
1 For we know that if our earthly house, this tent, is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. 2 For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed with our habitation which is from heaven…..
23 Not only that,but we also who have the firstfruitsof the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body……..
26So too the [Holy] Spirit comes to our aid and bears us up in our weakness; for we do not know what prayer to offer nor how to offer it worthily as we ought, but the Spirit Himself goes to meet our supplication and pleads in our behalf with unspeakable yearnings and groanings too deep for utterance.
27And He Who searches the hearts of men knows what is in the mind of the [Holy] Spirit [what His intent is], because the Spirit intercedes and pleads [before God] in behalf of the saints according to and in harmony with God’s will.
28We are assured and know that [God being a partner in their labor] all things work together and are [fitting into a plan] for good to and for those who love God and are called according to [His] design and purpose.
22 But if I live on in the flesh, this will mean fruit from my labor; yet what I shall choose I cannot tell. 23 For I am hard-pressed between the two, having a desire to depart and be with Christ, which is far better. 24 Nevertheless to remain in the flesh is more needful for you.
As I was worshipping in United Prayer these verses came alive to me. There are times that I long and groan so deeply to be able to step out of this body and see our Lord face to face. It is as if nothing I can do, on this earth, is enough to satisfy the longing I have to step out of this tent and be in the full presence of our Father.
My heart cried out, “Father I just want to be in your throne room”. It was as if I did not want to spend one more second on this earth in this tent of flesh.
Then I saw in my spirit, me standing before the throne. There were others there, but I could only hear The Father speaking to me. His attention was not on me, His attention was not on what was going on in heaven, but His attention was on the earth, on the brothers and sisters in Christ standing around me.
I then heard Him speak these things to me. I will write them as accurate as I can, Lord forgive me for what I miss.
(The Lord could say,and I believe is saying, this to each and every one of us)
“Son, I could bring you here in a moment. You could come and abide in my throne room, but my attention is on the earth. You could come here, but then you would leave behind the people I have called you to work beside, you would leave them without something I have designed them to have. My attention and power is focused on my people fulfilling my plan on the earth. You could come here, but it would be like a soldier leaving behind his squad in the midst of a battle, you would then only be a spectator, to the unfolding of my plan on earth.”
It was so real to me that The Lord is very interested, very invested in pouring His power and blessing on His people, here and now. Oh The Glory of Heaven we will experience for all eternity. The Marriage Super of the Lamb will be a wondrous celebration!
However right now, The Lords Attention, His Focus, His Blessings, His Power, and His Love is being directed toward those who Love Him and are called according to His Purpose, and what is His purpose, but to have His will be done ON EARTH as it is in heaven.
Oh how He loves us! Oh, how He wants for us to be in His full presence, more than we want to be in His full presence. But, for now, we have work to do for Him. For now The Church and The World needs us to be here as ambassadors for Christ and The Kingdom of Heaven. There is great reward for us as we endure the hardships and persecutions of this world in order to be His body on the earth, and He is preparing that reward right now, adding to it all the time.
I want to tell you my Brothers and Sisters in Christ. The LORD is with us. He is intently watching over us, His full attention is on us as we fulfill His Plan on earth as it is in heaven.
So fellow prayer warriors, stand on this planet and allow The Lord to use your voice as a conduit for bringing resources from heaven to earth, for building of The Body, for the supply of The Church, for the sake of The Elect, for the Glory of The Kingdom.