In an ongoing effort to provide a jumping-on point for new readers, I’ve written a series of posts entitled “Basic Introductions.” Each post gives my definition of a seldom explored realm of Christianity so that readers who are unfamiliar with some of the terms and concepts discussed here will have a quick reference point available to them. The following is the list of "Basic Introduction” posts here at Pursuing Glory.
Ever heard people talk about Jesus as a Groom or the Church as His bride? Ever wonder why people are so excited about the love of God? This is the post for you.
If you’ve ever heard people talk about Jesus and the Song of Solomon in the same sentence and not understood where they get Jesus in that book, this post is a great place to start.
Once you understand the Song of Solomon a little better, you may want to dig a little deeper. This is the post you want to check out next.
If you’ve always thought that we really don’t need to know much about the End Times because we won’t be here during most of the scary stuff, you should probably read this post.
I believe in a victorious, end-time church. I believe that there will be a day when God raises up a bride that is without spot or wrinkle. I believe there will be a church that experiences the outpouring of the Spirit like never before. And I believe that church will finish bringing the Gospel of the Kingdom to the ends of the Earth prior to Jesus’ return.
But so much of what I see on a daily basis does not line up with that belief. But rather than grow critical about where the church is going, I’ve been sensing from the Lord an invitation to press in with prayer and fasting and ask Him to change the DNA of the church.
So, I’ve invited my house church to join me and pray and fast for seven days for God to release the end-times church in the Earth. It’s my conviction that if we ask God, He will release grace to us that will strengthen the church all over the world to move into her divine destiny. But just like with Daniel, some breakthroughs from Jesus only come as we set our hearts before God with prayer and fasting and ask Him to intervene.
Here’s what I’m believing for: As we pray and ask God to release the end time church, I believe God will give those of us who are praying revelation about what that church will look like. It then becomes our responsibility to pray those things back to God and ask Him to do them in the church. You can pray it for your local church. You can pray it for the church in your nation. You can pray it for the entire church all over the world. And when you do, I believe God will give us little “nudges” into what the end time church will be.
We probably will not see a full-fledged end time church arise by the end of our fast. But if we can participate with God in the beginning stages of seeing grace release for such a thing, it would be amazing.
Let me include some practicals. We’re feeling very strongly this is not a time to pull back into an isolated place and stop the ministry you are already doing. We also firmly believe in fasts that are “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” That means don’t tell anyone what you’re fasting and don’t ask anyone if they’re fasting. Finally, there are some people (especially nursing or pregnant mothers or those with dietary constraints) that cannot do full food fasts. And that is okay. Do what you can, when you can. The important thing is to press into God for what He is willing to give to us in this season.
Finally, I’m inviting you. Yes, though you are not part of our church, I would love it if you would join us. I will probably post a couple of things through the week of fasting here just to keep everyone up to date. You can feel free to post something you receive from the Lord in the comment section on this post or any other related post. We will begin on Saturday, December 4th and end on Friday, December 10th. Join us on this glorious journey.