DISCERNING THE WILL OF THE LORD
One day Jesus spoke with His disciples and explained to them what was to come. He said that He was leaving but He would not leave them alone, He would send the Holy Spirit to be with them after His departure. They couldn’t comprehend what He was saying, because they did not yet understand that He would be resurrected.
They asked Him to show them the way to the father and Jesus replied, “I AM the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” They still didn’t understand so He continued explaining to them how He and the father are one, and the words that He spoke were words from the father speaking through Him.
Then He said to them: “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father.” He said that He would do whatever they asked in His name. This promise was not only for them, but for every one of us today as believers.
In Luke, chapter 24, after Jesus was resurrected, he met two men on the road to Emmaus and began walking with them. He asked them what they were discussing. They told Him all about the things that they experienced while they were with Jesus, but they didn’t discern that it was Him. They didn’t recognize Him as the Messiah.
As it was near evening, they asked Him to stay with them and He accepted. When He joined them at the table for supper, He took bread, blessed it, broke it, and gave thanks. He gave it to each of them. When they partook of it, their eyes were instantly opened and they discerned that He was Jesus. Suddenly He vanished before their eyes.
They said to one another: “Did not our heart burn within us while He talked with us on the road, and while He opened the Scriptures to us?” Some of you are not able to discern that the Lord is speaking to you, even though you are walking with Him. The Lord wants to give you discernment to recognize Him for who He is.
The Lord says, I am opening the eyes of My people in this hour who will discern My presence. Radical believers will emerge in this season with a fresh revelation from the throne of heaven. They will have fire in their eyes, a sword in their hand, and they will be determined to turn this nation around for My glory.
They will be fierce in their faith and will not settle for less than My supernatural intervention. I am raising up warriors who won’t bow to the accuser of the brethren and his fanatical ways. They will refuse to be restrained to the natural realm, and nothing will hinder them from launching out into the deep.
My Word will dwell in their hearts richly in all wisdom and understanding. Just as the prophet Jeremiah said: “His Word was in my heart like a burning fire shut up in my bones, I was weary of holding it back, and I could not.” While the world may be experiencing pandemonium, My people will experience revival says the Lord.
But His word was in my heart like a burning fire shut up in my bones; I was weary of holding it back, and I could not.
“And they said to one another, “Did not our heart burn within us while He talked with us on the road, and while He opened the Scriptures to us?”
“Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father. And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything in My name, I will do it,”