Practical Aspects of Inspiration
Yesterday I wrote of events relating to inspiration as we traveled to visit a friend. Today I want to outline some of what that inspiration entails. I have a particular reason for doing this. In order to increase the possibility of completing the assignments God has given me; it is good for me to declare into the spiritual realm the completion before the commencement. Let me explain the process of prophecy and its fulfillment. We are talking about the creative process; the overcoming process; and the establishment of the kingdom of God process. We are talking about the process of the application of faith.
The creative process:
“By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.” (Hebrews 11: 2 NIV) To receive the details of this process we would review the first two chapters of Genesis and the six day process of creation. From nothing to mankind placed in the Garden of Eden in a miraculous six days of creation. Do you struggle with that concept? Are you thinking that somehow God spent millions of years to do what the Bible clearly says was six days? May I suggest that you probably think that the resurrection of the dead will take place and you will receive a glorified body to spend all eternity with God! If my thinking is correct this would include all saints who have been buried at sea, been burned at the stake, been cremated, or have simply disintegrated to dust. You have put the responsibility upon God to carry out that overwhelming task for all who have ever lived in the blink of an eye. It seems to me that creation in six days would be far simpler for God. I’ll stick with the word as it is written.
The overcoming process:
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” (John 16: 33 NIV)
When Jesus made the declaration above it did not look to the disciples that He had overcome much of anything. The world they knew was about to end. Jesus was on the edge of destruction. Jesus was about to be arrested and crucified. All the bragging of Peter would come crashing down when the rooster crowed. All the disciples would be scattered and would soon be hiding from the authorities thinking they would be next.
Then came the resurrection. Then came the glory. Then came the Holy Spirit as promised. Then came the courage, the unity, the love for each other, and the Church was born. Then came the overcoming.
The establishment of the kingdom of God process:
“And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.” (Matthew 24: 14 NIV)
As the disciples went out into the world the gospel of the kingdom has been proclaimed throughout the world for 2000 years. We are currently in the midst of that witness, declaration, and proclamation. We are just a small part of what God has been doing and will continue to do until Jesus returns. We have been inspired to weave together Living Fully, the Church on the Way, and the mission to establish a Bible School in Kissi, Kenya, Africa. We declare this to be the will of God and recognize that we are speaking into existence that which is yet invisible.