Day 28 – VisitationFebruary 25, 2011
Dear Devoted One,
As I ponder on the theme “Visitation”, I had to ask myself, what would a visitation look like? If God showed up, what characteristic would mark His appearing and how would that impact me?
1 Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee.
Isaiah 60:1 (KJV)
46 I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness.
John 12:46 (NIV)
A visitation from God in our midst is characterized by the release of the Light of God. This light brings an illumination or a revelation into our lives, exposing the darkness as well as revealing the truth.
38 …for I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me.
John 6:38 (NKJV)
When a true visitation has come into our lives, it will be marked by a people who have chosen to do His will above their own.
…I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.
John 10:10 (NKJV)
A visitation of God will release a Spirit of Life, and be characterized by healing, restoration, empowerment of His people.
37 Pilate therefore said to Him, “Are You a king then?” Jesus answered, “You say rightly that I am a king. For this cause I was born, and for this cause I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.”
John 18:37 (NKJV)
A visitation will be characterized by souls coming into the Kingdom, because the truth will be proclaimed which bears witness of Jesus.
39 And Jesus said, “For judgment I have come into this world, that those who do not see may see, and that those who see may be made blind.”
John 9:39 (NKJV)
A visitation will be marked by clarification, so that there are no gray areas. A visitation will bring a greater dividing of the truth. A separation between good and evil and people will be brought to a decision.
35 For I have come to ‘set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law’; 36 and ‘a man’s enemies will be those of his own household.’ 37 He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. 38 And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me. 39 He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for My sake will find it.
Matthew 10:35-39 (NKJV)
A visitation will bring a separation and a consecration. A visitation will bring us to a place of choosing who and what is more valuable and where will our allegiances lie. Who and what is on the throne of our lives.
Do you want an experience or a visitation?
A visitation will cause us to experience His amazing love, peace, joy, and power, but with it comes the light which will also expose the darkness, and we must choose to walk in the light or remain in darkness. His loving presence comes also with His power, and His power will execute judgment on sin and anything that takes pre-eminence in our hearts and lives.
To have a visitation, we get all of God, not just the parts that make us feel good, but the parts that cause us to BE good (made righteous).
Heavenly Father, Please come into our lives afresh anew and on your own terms. Forgive us for wanting your visitation for selfish reasons instead of kingdom reasons. We are in fresh expectation as we cry out to you in this hour. Come visit us again and cause our lives to reflect the true marks of being with you… a changed heart and a kingdom perspective. In Jesus Name; AMEN.
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