Day 2

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A Warfare of Rest - Day Two – The Power of Momentum

I had an unusual picture during a time of prayer a few weeks ago.  I saw a car, weaving on the road, until it hit a tree. The car was completely totalled.  But then a man, who was obviously drunk, opened the door and staggered out, completely unhurt.

As I pondered this scene, the Lord asked me, “Why wasn’t this man injured?” 

Thanks to far too many news stories on drunk driving, I knew what to answer. “Because he didn’t brace for impact”, I said.

“That’s right, the Lord continued, “when the impact came, he offered no resistance, he flowed fully with the momentum of the car.”

Immediately a verse came to mind that has been rolling around in my heart for the last couple of months:

For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.  (2 Peter 1:21)

Most of us have been taught that in order to fulfill a spiritual purpose, to see the kingdom built on earth, we need to “do something”, to exercise the force needed to create spiritual momentum and propel a vision forward.  But the truth is, when God speaks from heaven into earth, the rhema word coming from His mouth already carries within it all the spiritual momentum needed for His will to be fulfilled (Isaiah 55:10-11). 

Hebrews 4:10 says that all those who have entered into rest have ceased from their own labours. And this is absolutely key for this consecration journey that we are on.  Yesterday we talked about the importance of the enemy being deposed from areas where he is exercising his rule in our lives.  But this isn’t going to happen by us exerting more effort or working harder to change ourselves.  It’s going to come by surrender and rest.

This is what the Sovereign LORD, the Holy One of Israel, says: "Only in returning to Me and resting in Me will you be saved. In quietness and confidence is your strength (Isaiah 30:15)

God has given us a rhema word about a warfare of rest. And He even gave us a visual reminder with the picture of the whirlwind that strength does indeed come from quietness and stillness.   And we need to believe that this rhema coming from his mouth has already created all the spiritual momentum needed to carry us from where we are now to where He intends us to be.  All we have to do is be willing to exchange our efforts for His momentum. 

So as we enter Day 2 of our consecration let’s pray this prayer together:  Lord I know that change isn’t going to happen in my life by my own might or power. It’s only going to happen by your Spirit.  So I choose today to rest and surrender myself fully to You.  Please remove areas of resistance inside of me and teach me how to be carried along by Your Spirit in a greater way. In Jesus name, Amen!

On behalf of the Awaken Team

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