"A New Era is Here - with New Technology and New Ways"
At the start of this year, I was walking along the hills when I noticed a lookout and sign just ahead. At that moment, I felt the Holy Spirit urge me, "Pay attention!"
sign at the lookout told the story of limestone kilns that operated in the 1800s, but were no longer visible. An industry once thrived there. But now, only a historic marker and archaeological site sign remain.
As I stood there, I heard
the Holy Spirit say, "The building materials have changed."
Are You a Builder or an Architect?
A master builder builds according to a plan that he or she has been given—blueprints that are already
in existence. An architect, however, has insight into new materials and trends. An architect has a gift of vision to create blueprints and plans that have never been seen before on Earth.
Some who are called to be specialist architects
in the Kingdom, who have served faithfully as builders, are about to be revealed. They perceive by the Spirit, not only that the building materials have changed, but what those materials are and how they fit together.
of a Significant Shift
"See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?" (Isaiah 43:19 NIV)
The Lord is saying, "Pay attention! A new era is here. You have now crossed over."
For many of us at this time, the anointing of the Spirit that has been on ways and methods that are familiar, even comfortable, has now lifted. A 'new era' marks the beginning of a significant shift. From this point on, there is a permanent
change. This is true of technology, it is also true of the culture and the climate, and it is also true in the Kingdom of God.
Be Open to New Technology and New Ways
The new building materials, or
'new technology' is that which is anointed of the Holy Spirit for you for this season. This may mean that God has been preparing you to let go of processes, methods and means that are becoming outdated. Hold lightly to old ways, but tightly to legacy that
lasts. Trust the Spirit to give you insight to know the difference. If you are gifted primarily as a builder in God's Kingdom, receive the humility and wisdom to recognize and listen to the strategies of God's anointed architects.
Son's of Issachar: Josephs and Daniels are Rising
God is anointing individuals and groups who will receive wisdom and blueprints and strategies from the Holy Spirit. Sons of Issachar are rising up who will know the times and how
to respond to what God is doing. Some will have special insight into how technologies can be used to further the Gospel and extend the Kingdom. There are Josephs and Daniels rising up who will give timely insight and prophetic strategies to governments and
Build with Eternity in View
These words of Paul are meaningful right now: "If anyone builds on this foundation using gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay or straw, their work will
be shown for what it is, because the day will bring it to light..." (Corinthians 3:12-13 NIV).
When Paul is speaking of using gold, silver and costly stones as building materials, he is speaking of the construction materials of Heaven.
The gates of the heavenly city, the new Jerusalem, are formed of pearls and precious stones, and the city made of gold. Even the streets are paved with gold (Revelation 21).
Now, more than ever, we need to build with eternity in view.
By way of contrast, the 'wood, hay or straw' Paul refers to are worldly attitudes, such as jealousy and quarreling (1 Corinthians 3:1-9). Competitive attitudes will not produce lasting fruit.
This is the time for Kingdom collaboration.
You will build not only with gifts and abilities, but with integrity of heart, intimacy with the Holy Spirit, and love for people.
The Unchanging Word of God
"Forever, O Lord, Your
Word is settled in Heaven." (Psalm 119:89 NKJV)
There is heavenly wisdom available through God's Word, to know what does not change, and what is eternal! Ways and means may change, technology will be transformed, but our Gospel remains
the same. Paul exhorts each of us to build with care on the unchanging foundation of Christ (1 Corinthians 3:11).
I hear Him say, "Stay alert to My Spirit and true to My Word!"
on the Father's Heart
A new era means new solutions are on the way! While you are in the discomfort of transition, be encouraged that blueprints, solutions and mysteries are waiting to be uncovered. The Holy Spirit beckons you
The building materials have changed, and room is being made. Expansion is on the Father's heart. Multitudes are about to enter the Kingdom of God!