“The eye of the prophet sees, what the heart of God reveals. It is a compassionate awareness of what God is doing”
Live as servants in the Master’s household
This morning as I awoke and began meditating on the promises of God, the Lord began to speak to me about the worth of man’s position in Christ. He gave me a picture of us as His children, as servants in the Father’s household. The picture I saw was of a very large household with a large inner courtyard where people ran to-and-fro, running errands and going about their work. Much as Joseph would have served in Potiphar’s household, the ownership of the house was not ours, it belonged to the Lord. When the Lord began to show me this, it seemed ludicrous for any man to try to gain a status or position above another because we were all servants, serving one master, in what was clearly the master’s household. There was no need for comparison or a jostling for position, for each one just wanted to be where the Lord had instructed them to be, to follow His commands and to do what He had told them to do. God gave me an understanding, that His love for the poor is extensive in this regard and that the needs of the poor are important to Him. He wants His love for people outworked in such a way, that they are loved and cared for just as Christ Himself would love and care for them.
The Lord then said to me, “A servant is not above His master, but does exactly as he has taught him to do. Live as servants in the Master’s household.” (See Matthew 10:24 onwards). We are all servants of the one Master Who is Christ. He is the head Shepherd. There can be no posturing for position in God’s Kingdom, for we have all been called to serve.
Jesus said, “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” – John 14:7.
The peace of God comes with an understanding that we are His, but that we are also His caretakers here on the earth. We are to fulfil His purposes and to do His bidding, exactly as He has told us to do.
Jesus said, “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.” – Matthew 5:3-5.
Many years ago, the Lord gave me a prophetic picture, showing me two opposing views or ways that we can come to God in prayer, especially when we have questions.
One of these ways seemed devoid of a relationship with our Heavenly Father, while the other revealed the faith of a child. In the first, the person stood far off from the Father, asking questions out of fear and angst, apparently doubting His love. In the second, in contrast I saw a child, sitting on the Father’s lap, relaxed in their repose, pointing at things and asking, “Why?” “What’s that?” “What for?” The questions came in quick succession and the answers were given patiently, by the Father in His time. In the first, the focus was on the angst and the questions, in the second, the focus was on the relationship with the Father and being held safe and secure in His arms.
“Then they also brought infants to Him that He might touch them; but when the disciples saw it, they rebuked them. But Jesus called them to Him and said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of God. “Assuredly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it.” — Luke 18:15-17
“To whom He (God) said, “This is the resting place, let the weary rest”; and, “This is the place of repose…” — Isaiah 28:12
“This is what the Sovereign LORD, the Holy One of Israel, says: “In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength…” — Isaiah 30:15
I was then taken across a hallway into a second room that appeared to be in the same building.
In this room I saw a number of small children. Each one looked to be between the ages of two to four years old, and they were seated at small tables. They sat happily drawing pictures, as small children might do at a kindergarten or pre-school. The Lord described these children to me as “babes in arms” and then said to me, “The children will fight like seasoned soldiers. Where grown men have failed, the children will succeed. Out of the mouth of a child, will come the word of the Lord like a prophet.”