Be Prepared to Uproot – REPOST FROM MARCH 2002 L. Lyons
This is a re-post from 2002. This reality is fast approaching, and applicable
for this day.
“Now the leaders of the people dwelt at Jerusalem, the rest of the people
cast lots to bring one out of ten to dwell in Jerusalem, the holy city, and
nine-tenths were to dwell in other cities”. (Neh 11:1)
The book of Nehemiah has become quickened to me as a blueprint for
what God is doing with His church, and how He is ushering in His
kingdom. Nehemiah was the spiritual authority and master builder
for God’s program. “..the people” were willing to do whatever God
wanted to do. This remnant was a “people” who had forsaken all.
“and everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or
mother or wife or children or lands, for My names’s sake, shall receive
a hundredfold, and inherit eternal life.” (mat 19:29). They were sold
out for their God.
This time, God, not the people is casting the lots. He is beginning
to call forth those whom He has selected. However, we have to be
willing participants in His program and His kingdom.
He is calling forth those whom He has selected. However, we have
to be willing participants in His program and His kingdom.
He is calling forth the apostolic, prophetic, pastoral, the minstrels,
intercessors, teachers, worshipers, evangelists and those who
“carry the burden upon their backs”. The Mary’s and Martha’s.
When the angels uncap the ancient wells at the command of our
Lord, “the people” will be in place. Geographically situated according
to God’s purpose. I believe as Philip the evangelist was whisked to
another location, so shall members of the body of Christ be
As the Kingdom of God begins to take shape, many are going to
have to make difficult decisions. It will require self-denial and
courage. THEIR world will be turned upside down, as they are
called to turn upside down THE world.