One of the things that are incorporated and expressed in some of the articles that I write, are the elements of the Jewish calendar. Seeking to understand these elements in regard to the time that we live in, I personally believe that nothing just happens when it happens. With this in mind, I realize that God speaks whenever and however He pleases. Many are fine tuned to discern His voice. But we must become more sensitive and aware to tune in to His signal regardless of the format. Believers have a tendency to limit or box God in to our lower level of experience for an encounter. Remember “He does whatever He pleases, in heaven, on earth, in the seas, and in all the ocean depths.” (Psalm 135:6 The Voice).
Recently, on a Sunday morning, which was the third day in the month of Adar on the Jewish calendar, as I prepared for church, I heard these words in my spirit. “My tongue is the pen of a Ready Writer.” It was in the form of a song that I had heard recently. Knowing that this was a scripture, I searched to find Psalm 45:1.
During the month of Adar is when the celebration of Purim occurs. This is detailed in the book of Esther, when the enemy of Israel schemed to destroy God’s people. It is a time of miracles and much joy because the decrees of the enemy are overturned. Although God’s name is not written anywhere in the Book of Esther, He was moving behind the scenes. He was moving beyond that which is visible. Even when He is silent, He is still with you. I think that there are special appointed times that he displays His power on behalf of His children so that there can be no doubt and His glory be revealed. I am expecting that this month is one of those times because we are approaching the time of the third blood moon, which is on Passover.
The words “Ready Writer”, leads to the thought of an author, who is the creator, the maker, the originator. Jesus is the author of our salvation; “And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him,”and our faith, “Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith.” (Hebrews 5:9; Hebrew 12:2 KJV). Jesus wrote your faith, which came in the form of a seed, deposited in you, and activated in you, when you received Him through the born again experience. The verse, Romans 12:2 says that we all have been given a “measure of faith.” The word “measure” indicates a degree or portion that has been allocated.
Knowing that Jesus has written my faith and is continually perfecting it me, I must “present my body as a living sacrifice,” becoming devoted for His use. (Romans 12:2). This is the first step in becoming a “Ready Writer.” The process is continual because of the unruly member, the tongue. “ The tongue is a blazing fire seeking to ignite an entire world of vices. The tongue is unique among all parts of the body because it is capable of corrupting the whole body. If that were not enough, it ignites and consumes the course of creation with a fuel that originates in hell itself.” (James 3:6, The Voice). The tongue will only speak that which is natural because the mind has not been renewed by the Word and cannot receive and accept “things of the spirit.” “But a person who denies spiritual realities will not accept the things that come through the Spirit of God; they all sound like foolishness to him. He is incapable of grasping them because they are disseminated, discerned, and valued by the Spirit.” (I Corinthians 2:14, The Voice). We need the Holy Spirit to be the bit in our mouths.
Our Father God speaks everything into existence in the first chapter of Genesis. The Holy Spirit, the construction manager, moved at the sound of His voice. The first chapter is filled with “And God said.” Whenever He said, He saw, and after He saw, He called and then blessed. As you are made in His image, you have the power to create as you are a speaking spirit recreated. Now is the time to speak creatively and not destructively.
“ Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.” (Proverbs 18:21 KJV). Our words kill and our words give life. Many people have been hurt in the Body of Christ because of the unruly tongue of others. The wound has caused many to leave the church, the place that God has assigned them to. Others will not even come to church because the conduct and character are opposite of the words that are spoken. On the other hand, there are those that are full of words of inspiration that touch the heart of everyone that they encounter. The process of tongue reformation is continual as we are all clay on the potter’s wheel being made again another. The process leaves an imprint of His touch and change is apparent.
“Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.” (John 15:4 KJV). Abiding is dwelling, living, joined and connected in unity, which indicates that there is a relationship. “Can two walk together, except they be agreed?” (Amos 3:3 KJV). If I am growing in my relationship with the Father, not only will my conduct change, but my speech as well. It is a must in order to speak what He speaks so that I can see what He sees. As I become the vessel, I will be able to ask for His words that He wants spoken into the atmosphere and He will fill my mouth with good things. I will have to be ready to say what He says even if it is something new and do not understand because He “Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure.” (Isaiah 46:10 KJV). As a Kingdom ambassador, we must speak what the King speaks because we represent with His authority. There are those things that He has declared that are not done yet!
“The Spirit can make life. Sheer muscle and willpower don’t make anything happen. Every word I’ve spoken to you is a Spirit-word, and so it is life-making.”
(John 6:63 The Message).
“You are snared with the words of your lips, you are caught by the speech of your mouth.” (Proverbs 6:2 AMP).
© March 2015