In Australia, harvests ripen, yet due to lack of harvesters, the crop remains on the vine.
So too in the spiritual.
The Body of Christ groans into puberty. The time to grow up is here, such that as we go into all the world, the fruit so abundant will not bruise, nor spoil through lack of knowing who we are, what to do.
A Hebrews 5:14 mandate to train is upon us, but to train and do nothing is vanity.
I hear a clarion call from the Heavens:
‘Train and go forth to the world!’
We train so that others may join us to feast at the table of the Lover of our souls.
In the busyness of life, we can all do our part. To wield gifts of the spirit takes practise and maturity. Gather into community, train consistently, encourage each other, glean from Wisdom, and go…
Live your life, listen and stop for the one the Lord highlights.
It’s easy! It’s fun!
These are awe-filled days (not awful days). There is wonder and a Joy to be had.
THESE days are THOSE days Joel prophesied* and Peter declared,** for He continuously pours out His spirit on ALL flesh!
So go forth into all the world. Lean into Him, declare and BE the Good News that is Christ among us and as you do, the knowledge of HIS glory will cover the Earth, as the waters cover the seas (Habakkuk 2:14).
It is time!
Hebrews 5:14: But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil.
Joel 2:28: And afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions.
Acts 2:14-18: Then Peter stood up with the Eleven, raised his voice and addressed the crowd: “Fellow Jews and all of you who live in Jerusalem, let me explain this to you; listen carefully to what I say. These people are not drunk, as you suppose. It’s only nine in the morning! No, this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel: “‘In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams. Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy.’”’
© Beth Kennedy 2022