HOW GREAT IS YOUR DESIRE? 19.02.19
Sadhu Sundar Selvaraj 2018 | FEBRUARY 05, 2018: PREPARING YOURSELF PART 1, https://youtu.be/PpzXbHr70xo
How badly do you want to know HIM? Do you hunger for Him? Are you able to wait on Him, for Him, to hear from Him? How long will you wait for Him? When you don’t hear from Him right away will you soon give up? Where is your heart? Do you yearn to see His Glory? Do you really want to “know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death” (Phil.3:10)? Or is this just something you say, and/or sing about? It’s one thing to sing about it, but it’s another thing to live it out in real time.
“Your desire and pursuit must be for the King Himself, instead of all the gifts” says Sadhu Sundar Selvaraj (https://youtu.be/PpzXbHr70xo) Everyone wants the gifts, the blessings . . . . but do you want HIM? “But let one who boasts boast in this: that he understands and knows Me . . . .” (Jer.9:23). This is so much God’s Heart: “Oh, that they had such a heart in them that they would fear Me and always keep all My commandments, that it might be well with them and with their children forever!” (Deut.5:29, NKJV). God wants His people to WANT to KNOW Him, to live in His Ways.
“You must be a seeker after God. Position yourself . . . . wait for the Master . . . . Seek to know His ways; seek to know His mind. . . . seek to know His Heart . . . .” (https://youtu.be/PpzXbHr70xo ), for “You will seek Me and find Me, when you will search for Me with all your heart” (Jer.29:13). Instead of focussing on angels, says Sadhu, we should be intent and focussed on the King Himself. “Once you become well-favoured with the King, all the King’s house will come to you. . . .” (Sadhu Sundar Selvaraj, Feb.5, 2018).
“Adonai said to Moses, “Go to the people, and sanctify them today and tomorrow. Let them wash their clothing . . . . . Then Moses went down from the mountain to the people, consecrated them, and then, they washed their clothing. He said to the people, “Be ready for the third day. Do not draw near your wives”” (Ex.19:10,14,15). The people were required to be sanctified/purified before the Lord, in order to “Be ready for the third day. For on the third day Adonai will come down upon Mount Sinai in the sight of all the people” (Ex.19:11). Sadhu Sundar Selvaraj explains the scene: “God told the people of Israel to sanctify a fast, wash their clothes, and abstain from sexual activity/sexual immorality; this is how they were asked to consecrate themselves before God in order for the Glory of God to come upon them. The people must be pure to receive the power that comes down from above. You must be consecrated in purity to receive this . . .. . .” (https://youtu.be/PpzXbHr70xo ). “Before Moses went up to see God, he had been waiting; he stayed in that place for six days, just waiting for God to show up, to reveal Himself. On the seventh day God revealed Himself. This is why we do not see revival . . . . . just the mouth proclaims, but the heart doesn’t really want . . . . we should be heavenly minded, then we’ll have the breakthrough . . . We need to realign our priorities . . . .” (https://youtu.be/PpzXbHr70xo ). Are we willing to do this in order to hear from Him; to know Him more intimately?
“For He is like a refiner’s fire And like launderers’ soap. He will sit as a refiner and a purifier of silver; He will purify the sons of Levi, And purge them as gold and silver, That they may offer to the Lord An offering in righteousness”(Mal.3:2,3). If God’s people are to be ready when Messiah returns, we must be willing, as Sadhu says, to be “Crushed, broken, and burned . . . . which speaks of the consecrated and crucified life . . . . that’s what we need to do now, a consecrated life; consecration has a price. When you consecrate something, you give away the self; the self is crucified. Once you’re dead to the world, the world has no more power over you. You will not merchandise the anointing as the previous generations have done,” Sadhu teaches (https://youtu.be/PpzXbHr70xo ). Sadhu explains how the merchandising system has compromised God’s power and presence, ministries more focussed on money, power, acclaim, and status than honouring God. “Give yourself to be refined as silver . . . all the dross must be burned out of your life, the chaff blown away before the Glory of God can appear. . . . . in this last generation, you cannot afford to drop the baton down, there is no second chance, because there will not be time, and you will miss your highest destiny . . . . . ” Sadhu Sundar Selvaraj (https://youtu.be/PpzXbHr70xo ).
It took a lot of patience, trust, total devotion and dependence upon the Lord before Elijah’s breakthrough: “there shall be no dew or rain these years, except at my word” (1 Kings 17:1). A study of 1 Kings, chapter 17 tells of the three-year desert season which Elijah endured, relying on ravens to feed him (17:6) and then the widow who fed him (17:10-16). It took three years of perseverance, then the rain came down and the season of drought was over (1 Kings 18:45). Elijah’s entire life illustrated his passion for God. There was nothing interfering or coming between Elijah and God; he was all unto the Lord. Likewise, Yeshua was entirely devoted to the Father: “I can do nothing on My own. Just as I hear, I judge; and My judgment is just, for I do not seek My own will, but the will of the One who sent Me” (John 5:30). In this same way, nothing must come between ourselves and our Lord. The self life must be crucified, gotten out of the way: “Now those who belong to Messiah have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires” (Gal.5:24); But may I never boast—except in the cross of our Lord Yeshua the Messiah. Through Him the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world” (Gal.6:14). Can you say this in truth? Is it your daily reality? Do you walk in it?
“He commanded them not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait for what the Father promised” (Acts 1:4).The Lord had instructed the disciples to wait. From the day of His ascension, they waited, seeking God day and night, in unity, in prayer, and then “Suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. And tongues like fire spreading out appeared to them and settled on each one of them. They were all filled with the Ruach ha-Kodesh” (Acts 2:2-4). At every point throughout Scripture, before there was a significant breakthrough of any type, there was a period of seeking and waiting. In this same way we need to seek, and to wait, if we want to truly see the Glory of God come down.
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