This is a post that I wrote on June 26, 2011 and it has been sitting in my drafts, left unpublished. The same is true for yesterday’s post as well. I wrote that particular post on December 29, 2011.
I don’t know why this had to wait until now but I have felt a stirring…a resurrection of sorts in my spirit. I am not alone in this.
There have been many prophetic words declared and some have been sitting dormant, just like these posts, waiting to be brought before the Lord in remembrance…to fulfillment.
I am compelled because it is the prophetic Word that causes us to prosper.
Ezekiel 6:14 tells us this very thing…
And the elders of the Jews builded, and they prospered through the prophesying of Haggai the prophet and Zechariah the son of Iddo. And they builded, and finished it, according to the commandment of the God of Israel, and according to the commandment of Cyrus, and Darius, and Artaxerxes king of Persia.
What’s more is that this post in particular was entitled “Great Expectations”.
It’s no coincidence that my son brought home Great Expectations for his summer reading assignment. I am being provoked by God to remember! He desires for me (all of us) to prosper!
As I entered into corporate prayer this morning, the subject of God’s glory came up. How could it not?
There are some things that have “run their course.” That’s how it was revealed in prayer this past week and this very thing has been stirring in my heart for a little while now.
Things have run their course and there is more of God’s glory yet to be revealed to us and experienced. Transition doesn’t feel comfortable. Among the many obstacles, those that seem most evident to me are identity crisis, ownership mentality or maybe even a sense of obligation. Regardless, if we are going to go from glory to glory, we must move beyond ourself.
That said, the scripture came up in my heart, “Christ in you, the hope of glory.” (Colossians 1:27)
Christ in you…expect His glory. That’s what hope is. Expectation. Wherever we are, in whatever we do, with whomever we encounter. Expect His glory!
As prayer continued, the idea of Great Expectations was released and was available to anyone who would receive it. Again, I was stirred.
What we consider to be “great” and what God considers great, are not always the same thing.
What might these “great expectations” look like?
Let’s just see…
1 John 5:9, If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for this is the witness of God which he hath testified of his Son.
If we would believe what a man would tell us, how much more should we believe God’s word? It will in no way fail us or disappoint us! This is the great expectation. Daily we are tried in this.
1 John 4:4, Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.
This was expounded on as prayer continued…Claudia said (basically), “This that we are expecting is not as is was with Mary. She was great with child…a babe…an infant.”
That’s just it! Why are we expecting infant results when the One we carry is full-grown? He lived, He died and was resurrected and that same Spirit lives in us!
I have GREAT EXPECTATIONS! I am GREAT with the man Christ Jesus! Holy Ghost without measure! This is off the growth chart. Man’s tape can’t measure it but He’s coming!