It’s Time For The Reserves
As I awoke this morning, I heard “It’s time for the reserves.” I immediately thought of emotional reserves, physical reserves, financial reserves, time reserves and of course the army reserves. I then heard “No reservations. No indecisions. No hesitations.” And finally I heard, “No reservation required.” And then, “As many who were willing gave.”
Exodus 35:21, 29
All whose hearts were stirred and whose spirits were moved came and brought their sacred offerings to the Lord… v29 So the people of Israel–every man and woman who was eager to help in the work the Lord had given them through Moses–brought their gifts and gave them freely to the Lord.
Acts 4:32, 34
All the believers were united in heart and mind. And they felt that what they owned was not their own, so they shared everything they had. v34 There was no needy among them…
Finally, I heard, “He has set a table before our enemies.” and I knew it was Psalm 23:5.
I looked up the meaning of RESERVE(S) and I realized what the Lord was saying. Take a look at this visual image of the words associated with “reserve”:
What I found astonishing was the very top word associated with reserve: indefinite quantity. Now THAT sounds like our God, doesn’t it? I then began to ask myself, what have I been holding back from Him? from my family? from my church? from whatever is in front of me or of importance in my life? It’s time to dig deep down to the reserves He’s placed inside of me.
We are fast approaching the end of 2011… a year of transition for many of us. I sense a great outpouring, awakening, even revival just around the corner. Breakthrough may be the first stage, but in order to really live it, we must defeat what holds us back from completing the take over and occupy the land He’s given us — wherever it be — in our homes, our neighborhoods, our businesses, our churches, our cities, our nation.
Look at the words associated under reserve: set aside, hold back, reticence, etc. It’s time to arise. No more holding back. Believe in your destiny. Run after it. If you do, you’ll capture the heart of the Lord of Heaven’s Armies. Join His reserves, NOW!