Awestruck by What We Behold!
By: Bobby Conner
Awestruck as We Behold the Lamb in His Glory!
Look around [you, Habakkuk, replied the Lord]
among the nations and see!
And be astonished! Astounded!
For I am putting into effect a work in your days
[such] that you would not believe it if it were told you.
“Look around at the godless nations.
Look long and hard. Brace yourself for a shock.
Something’s about to take place
and you’re going to find it hard to believe.”
—Habakkuk 1:5 (The Message Bible)
For years now, I’ve said, “The Church is far too familiar with a God we barely know!” But our cry for the manifest Presence of God is about to be answered (see Isaiah 64:1). Someone is at the door. Every eye shall behold His brilliance and magnificent Glory (see Isaiah 40:3-5) and every veil shall be removed in order to behold the Lamb in His Glory (see 2 Corinthians 3:18).
These are days of destiny, filled with wonder and excitement. A powerful word is coming across the entire Body of Christ—and the word is awestruck. The awe of God is returning to the people of God, filling the heart of God’s people with great expectation. God is about to reveal Himself in such a manner that He will demand our full attention. Prepare to be overwhelmed, captivated, stunned and enthralled by the awareness of God.
Indeed, much will be discovered in these revelatory days concerning the Glory of God and the God of Glory. Now is the time for every child of God to behold the Lord Jesus in His revealed Glory (see John 1:14). The Word of God plainly declares that the entire earth will be filled with the knowledge of the Glory of God:
For the earth will be filled
With the knowledge of the glory of the Lord,
As the waters cover the sea.
As we prepare the way of the Lord, the entire earth will behold His grandeur. God’s plans for these end-time days will result in the entire world discovering that His Son, Christ Jesus, is King of Kings and Lord of Lords (1 Timothy 6:15). These are some of the most exciting days in human history. Prepare for the dawning of a new day!
Awestruck as We Behold God's Warnings!
Yes, we are living in unprecedented times. We are observing end-time events unfold before our eyes. Intense anticipation is building within the saints of God; however, we are also clearly beholding the fulfillment of Biblical prophecy concerning the condition and conduct of humanity at the end of the age (see 2 Timothy 3:1-5).
In many places and among many people, it is the norm to mock and belittle Christ Jesus. Mockings and blasphemies, however, are about to come to a sudden halt. We would do well to take time to read the “coming attractions” of Revelation 19:11-16:
Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war. His eyes were like a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns. He had a name written that no one knew except Himself. He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God. And the armies in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, followed Him on white horses. Now out of His mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it He should strike the nations. And He Himself will rule them with a rod of iron. He Himself treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.
Let the heathen rage: his mind is filled with vain, blasphemous thoughts. God will bring a swift end to mockery and scoffing (see Acts 12:23). Scripture states that every knee will bow and every tongue shall confess that Christ is Lord:
Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Let this warning flood the earth—starting with our own hearts:
Why do the nations assemble with commotion [uproar and confusion of voices], and why do the people imagine (meditate upon and devise) an empty scheme?
The kings of the earth take their places; the rulers take counsel together against the Lord and His Anointed One (the Messiah, the Christ). They say,
Let us break Their bands [of restraint] asunder and cast Their cords [of control] from us.
He Who sits in the heavens laughs; the Lord has them in derision [and in supreme contempt He mocks them].
He speaks to them in His deep anger and troubles (terrifies and confounds) them in His displeasure and fury, saying,
Yet have I anointed (installed and placed) My King [firmly] on My holy hill of Zion.
I will declare the decree of the Lord: He said to Me, You are My Son; this day [I declare] I have begotten You.
Ask of Me, and I will give You the nations as Your inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth as Your possession.
You shall break them with a rod of iron; You shall dash them in pieces like potters’ ware.
Now therefore, O you kings, act wisely; be instructed and warned, O you rulers of the earth.
Serve the Lord with reverent awe and worshipful fear; rejoice and be in high spirits with trembling [lest you displease Him].
Kiss the Son [pay homage to Him in purity], lest He be angry
and you perish in the way, for soon shall His wrath be kindled.
O blessed (happy, fortunate, and to be envied) are all those who seek refuge and put their trust in Him!
Awestruck as We Behold the Harvesters!
At this point in time, the Spirit of God is harvesting the harvesters and reaping the reapers. Why? The Body of Christ is standing at the verge of the greatest harvest the world has ever seen—the harvest at the end of the age when all seeds become fully ripened and mature fruit, both good seeds and evil seeds. The prophetic will have a much needed role in this coming harvest. The prophet will give guidance and direction to the evangelist to help maximize the effectiveness of the reapers.
Never forget: the Lord will have His harvest. In the midst of the world's confusion and chaos, the Kingdom of God is advancing swiftly across the nations. The Spirit of God is anointing ordinary people to do extraordinary exploits for the Glory of God (see Philippians 2:13) and countless multitudes are turning to Christ. Soon, more than one billion people will be brought into the Kingdom.
Beloved, be confident: you were born for this day. Don’t delay: move forward in victory, taking your place as a harvester and as an overcomer, embracing fully the destiny God has planned for you (see Ephesians 2:10).
Truly, as stated in Esther 4:14, we are in the Kingdom for such a time as this. You can know for certain that the Kingdom is in you for such a day as this.
God bless you and your family.