A Vessel of Purpose



I just
returned from a powerful gathering here in Colorado, a gathering of diverse
people; pastors, evangelists, elders, prophetic intercessors, prophets,
teachers, servers, apostles, missionaries and other facets of the ‘church’. We
gathered on a mountain top to seek the Lord, pursue His presence and bring
forth His Word.   The gathering was a reflection
of a prophetic image the Holy Spirit revealed to intercessors prior to the
event; an image of beautiful individual cuttings of colored gem stones, unique
in shape and size, whirled together into a vase forming a mosaic of colors,
shapes, and facets.
The vase represents a coming together of gifts, talents, personalities,
ministries, and cultures.
 
A
vessel formed from the Father’s treasure chest to carry His anointing and
fulfill His purposes.
The gathering
was small from man’s perspective, 50 people, yet reflected diverse gifts,
callings, and ministries from Mexico, Canada, and Vietnam; from Florida,
Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona.  As I
ponder what the Lord did among this group I am reminded of David’s words in
Psalms 107….those He gathered from the
lands, from east and west, from north and south. Some wandered in the
desert wastelands (wilderness), finding no way to a city where they could
settle. They were hungry and thirsty, and their lives ebbed away. Then they
cried out to the Lord in their trouble, and He delivered them from their
distress. He led them by a straight way to a city where they could settle (a
city of habitation).
Ps. 107:3-7
The
gathering was ‘some’ of the remnant; a people passionate and purposeful, some
having wandered in a wilderness. Not a rag tag assembly of leftover cuttings,
but a strategically assembled vessel of passion, purpose, and strength.  A small group, yet part of a much larger
vessel God is forming to advance His Kingdom in these last days. We are a
people like those described by Ezra: 
those ‘whose hearts God had moved’.
(Ezra 1:5) Not self-absorbed but Kingdom minded. 
I believe
the Holy Spirit is forming an army, a community, a family, a city of habitation
to declare the good news of Jesus Christ to every tribe, tongue, and territory.
Such a people are ‘members of God’s
household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ
Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. 
In Him the whole building is being joined together and rises to become a
holy temple in the Lord. And in Him you too are being built together to become
a dwelling (place of habitation) in which God lives by His Spirit.
(Eph.
2:20-22)  In these days the Holy Spirit
is revealing plans to build something in the cultural wilderness, a place of
habitation (dwelling, settlement) to carry out His kingdom purposes on earth.  Watch,
pray, declare and respond to Him as we move with Him
.  Praise His Holy Name.

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