Years ago I was praying and the Lord spoke to me. He said, “I want to give you the plan for yourself, every Christian and every minister in the church today. The element of the supernatural has been missing from My church.” Some people get concerned when the Lord speaks to you. I get concerned when He doesn’t speak to me. He said that He would lead us, guide us and show us things to come. If we walk in the Spirit, He will lead and guide us continually.
The words the Lord told me were Pattern, Position, and Power. Moses was directed by the Lord to lay everything aside and come up into the mountain to get the pattern or plan of God for him and the people of God. (See Exodus 24:12 to 25:9) Even though he had things going on that he needed to do, He still laid all of that aside. He knew that the most important thing was to get God’s plan or pattern.
Obtain God’s Pattern
And the LORD said unto Moses, Come up to me into the mount, and be there: and I will give thee tables of stone, and a law, and commandments which I have written; that thou may teach them. (Exodus 24:12) This verse tells us that the Lord said something to Moses.
You have to be in a place to hear what the Lord is saying to you. Many hear what a book, CD, DVD, Minister’s conference, TV, Radio, and people say, but we must hear the Lord. The Lord told Moses to come up on the mountain and be there.
Moses turned all administrative duties over to others and took off to be with God. The pattern or plan for the Lord to move is not on this earth. Moses was there for seven days before God spoke to him. What if he had left on the sixth day? It took faith to wait on the Lord.
If we get so busy with everyday affairs that we don’t have time to stay on the mountain, we will miss the pattern of God for us. Another thing to learn is that we cannot force God to move in our timing. We wait on Him until He speaks, by faith. Many think they don’t have time to wait on the Lord. In truth, we don’t have time not to wait on Him.
We miss the plan of God for ourselves, when we get in a hurry to do something. We possess the best through faith and patience. Waiting on Him is not wasted time.
According to all that I show thee, after the pattern of the tabernacle, and the pattern of all the instruments thereof, even so shall ye make it. (Exodus 25:9) The Lord God, spoke to Moses for forty days and gave him the pattern or plans for him and all of the children of Israel. Jesus has a plan for you, your family, and your ministry today. We must pattern our life, church or ministry after the plan of the Lord or we will miss His perfect will. Take time to wait on the Lord in prayer.
Position Yourself To Receive
We must position ourselves to receive the anointing of the Lord. And he took the mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and smote the waters, and said, where is the LORD God of Elijah? When he also had smitten the waters, they parted hither and thither: and Elisha went over. (2 Kings 2:14)
Elisha was able to pick up the mantle or anointing because he had positioned himself to be there when it came available. Elijah tested Elisha three times before he asked him what he wanted. (See 2 Kings 2:1-15) They had already crossed the Jordan River before Elijah asked him what he desired.
Why was Elisha tested before his request was granted? The Bible says for us to not cast our pearls before the swine. (Matthew 7:6) The reason we don’t give precious pearls and diamonds to pigs is they don’t appreciate them. The pigs will trample them in the mud. They don’t value them and don’t even know what they are.
In the same sense, the Lord will not give His precious anointing to those who do not appreciate it. You must esteem, value and desire the Spirit and anointing of God to have them. Too many have trampled them under feet in the past, but today the Lord is seeking those who esteem His gifts highly. There is a price to pay for the anointing. You and I can remain the same or seek God for change.
When we have followed the heavenly pattern and position ourselves, the supernatural power of God will be available to us. How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him. (Acts 10:38) The Power of God will be demonstrated to this generation before the end shall come. The Lord said to me, “There is much teaching, preaching and proclaiming, but there is very little demonstration of My Power about what is being taught. It is time for the demonstration of my Power. The Gifts of the Spirit will be in great manifestation.”
The Move Of God Today
The move of God we are in will far surpass what happened at Azusa Street, the Healing Revival and the Charismatic move. You can combine those all together and multiply them by ten and that is what we have entered into. Brother Seymour, of Azusa, prophesied that a hundred years later there would be a mighty move of God. That was 1906. Things have been delayed because of man’s choices, but we are right in the edges of this great move!
I encourage you not to miss out on what the Lord is doing in the church today. Jesus wept over Jerusalem because they missed the time of their visitation. Prepare yourself and don’t miss what the Lord is wanting to do in the earth.