God hasn’t finished with you yet!
He is calling. Even the toughest situation could well be the place where God has you in order to speak to you and use you.
“On the Lord’s day the Spirit took control of me, and behind me I heard a loud voice that sounded like a trumpet. The voice said, “Write in a book what you see. Then send it to the seven churches in Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicea.”” Revelation 1:10-11
Oh that the Holy Spirit will take control of God’s people today.
You may be in an exile place, not exactly where you want to be, but the Spirit can take control of you.
You may be suffering for the gospel but the Spirit can take control of you.
You may be an old person now, time is running out, but the Spirit can take control of you.
Come Holy Spirit and overwhelm the spirit of the world, the spirit of fear and intimidation, the spirit of competition and greed, the spirit of apathy and discouragement. Take control of the followers of Jesus in the pulpits and the pews!
It is only when we are controlled by the Spirit will we hear the trumpet-like voice of Jesus.
The voice of battle: in ancient times the trumpet would sound to rouse the troops.
The voice of a new beginning: the Feast of Trumpets was the commencement of the new civil year (akin to our new year).
The voice of instruction to bow down and prostrate oneself in worshipful surrender.
Can you hear the trumpet call?!
This old man could hear that call. John, under the presence of the Holy Spirit hears this trumpet-like voice. He knows this is a rallying cry, this is a new season and a time to give total surrender to whatever God wants.
He probably thought his writing days were over. What do you think is over for you? Your witness? Here comes the instruction: “John, write ….”
Write again John. You’ve written a gospel and letters but even here in exile I’ve not finished with you. Write again.
Can you see this is for you?
Rise up friends. Rise up together for God will show us new things to see. He is here and He is ready. Are we?!