Recently the Lord began to speak to me about His builders. These are the ones who God has chosen and planted within them a desire to build in the new season for Him. These are ones who have walked with the Lord and sought His desires for His kingdom.
They have put God first, as it says in Matthew 6:33 "But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be given to you." This is a season of adding to them what they need.
They have faced opposition and held true to what God has instilled in them. They have a strong sense of God's call upon their lives and know that the Father's hand is at work to build and establish with them.
These are ones who have chosen obedience and sacrifice; they live in the fear of the Lord. Understanding and walking in Proverbs 1:7a, "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge," and because their hearts have been aligned with God's words and ways, they seek God's heart in every area. He has planted in them the seeds that are beginning to germinate in this season.
The Holy Spirit is releasing the revelations and the resources in this season to begin to build what he has planted. In particular, He highlighted these three areas to me:
The Noahs—Those Who Are Called to Build the Arks
In Genesis 6 we see that God called Noah to build an ark of salvation. Likewise, there are people who God is calling to build ministries for salvation. The great harvest is ready, and God is calling His harvesters to prepare for the salvation of humanity. Jesus declared in John 4:35, "Do you not say, 'There are yet four months, and then comes the harvest'? Listen! I say to you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields, for they are already white for harvest." What God is beginning will require a mass of new arks.
God gave Noah the perfect plans to ensure the vessel would withstand the flood, and He explained how He wanted it used (see Gen. 6:14-21). He made sure that Noah had every resource that was needed, even down to sending the animals to Him.
When God moves sovereignly, He ensures that everything is available to complete His decree. Don't fear the magnitude of the dream He has placed in you. Understand that the ark He is asking you to build is essential. Follow Noah's lead and do "all that God commanded him" (Gen 6:22). Know that the Lord will shut you in, just as "the Lord shut him in" (Gen 7:16) and keep you safe as you walk in obedience to him in this building season.
The Solomons—Those Who Are Called to Build the People
Solomon was also one who was called to build with people. First Kings 3:3 tells us that he loved the Lord and walked according to the instructions given him by his father, David. He encountered God in a dream, and he asked God for wisdom to lead the people who had been entrusted to him. In humility and fear, he sought God's help to govern the nation of Israel with discernment and justice, and he acknowledged that they were God's people, not his own.
Likewise, the Lord is raising up his Solomons, those He has called to govern His people. They may have found themselves in a leadership intentionally or unintentionally. They are those who walk in humility and with the fear of the Lord. One of the crucial keys for these is that they acknowledge that the people they are appointed to rule over are the Lord's inheritance, not their own. They must steward their role by seeking His wisdom and discernment as they lead people.
Two areas that God dearly delights in, as Mark 12:30-31 reminds us, is to "'love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.' This is the first commandment. The second is this: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no other commandment greater than these."
As these Solomons walk in obedience (1 Kings 3:14) and keep God's word, they will find the blessings of God, just as Solomon did. They will receive wealth, honor and a long life because they have honored the Lord and his people.
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Charissa Steffens is a writer, teacher and former editor-in-chief of Indulge Magazine. She hosts Abiding Matters with Charissa Steffens on the Charisma Podcast Network and writes for various online Christian publications. She holds a bachelor of business, post graduate diploma in education and a master's of art (biblical studies). Charissa loves to write and share using prophetic wisdom and biblical understanding. To contact Charissa or learn more visit her website abidingmatters.com.
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