We are living in extreme times as the world is living in extreme behavior, and now is the time for the body of Christ to rise up and come out of passive and lukewarm Christianity. Throughout the bible we read about radical men and women who were used mightily by God. Joseph was sold as a slave, tested and tried but stood steadfast until the word of the Lord came to pass. Pharaoh assigned him to be Vizier, which is the highest official in Ancient Egypt. (Psalm 105:19) Moses parted the Red Sea with a rod and the Israelites crossed over on dry ground but Pharoah and his army drowned as they tried to pursue them. (Exodus12:37–38) The total of Israelites who crossed over were 603,550 men plus women and children (Numbers 1:46)
David killed a lion and a bear with his bare hands and then killed Goliath with a sling and a stone. David raised up a mighty army who were so extreme that their faces were as the faces of lions and they were swift as gazelles on the mountains (1 Chronicles 12:8) Elijah outran Ahab’s chariots, and also called down fire from heaven and the prophets of Baal’s sacrifices were consumed. He was fed by ravens, raised the dead and passed his mantle to Elisha who then had a double portion anointing. (1 Kings 13:38) When Samson was tied up and handed over to the Philistines the Spirit of the Lord came upon him and the ropes on his hands were burned up. He then killed 1,000 Philistines with the jawbone of a donkey. (Judges 15:14-15)
Joshua prayed to the Lord to help him win the battle against the Amorites. He commanded the sun to be still and it obeyed and they had daylight for twenty-four hours. The Amorites were then defeated and Israel got the victory. (Joshua 10:13) Daniels friends Shadrach Meshach and Abednego were thrown into a fiery furnace and came out alive but the men that threw him in were killed by the fire. (Daniel 3:19-26) Daniel was thrown into the lion’s den and came out unharmed. (Daniel 6:20) The apostle Paul was beaten with rods; he was shipwrecked, and thrown in jail. The Lord sent an angel and opened the prison doors. He performed countless miracles and even raised the dead. (Acts 20:9-10)
The Lord is looking for radical believers with extreme faith who are adamant and uncompromising to do great exploits in our day. He is looking for believers who dare to take Him at his word. They will not go in their own strength but in the anointing and authority that has been assigned to them through Jesus. They will be used to demonstrate the Kingdom of God with miracles, signs and wonders following. Jesus said, “Greater works than these will you do because I go to my father. He also said “In my name you will cast out demons, speak with new tongues; take up serpents; and if you drink anything deadly, it will by no means harm you; you will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”
Go Where Others Fear
The Lord is looking for those who are not afraid to go into the enemies’ camp and places where others fear to go. They are radical and have no hidden agendas but to do Gods will. They have been chosen to deliver others from the very things that they were set free from, and nothing will derail them from their mission.
He is looking for those who will release His glory wherever they go. They are not ashamed of the gospel and they will carry His word to the nations. They will stand strong in the face of adversity and never back down from what they believe. They certainly are peculiar people and have been chosen for a particular assignment. They will carry His anointing into the highways and the byways because they have become ablaze with his glory. He has made them to be a flame of fire to carry his word to the world. They are those who stand in the face of opposition and will not be afraid to go forth in his power. They are tenacious in faith and not lax in prayer and intercession. They are called to impart what the Lord has given to them. Their expectations are far above human reasoning.
Joshua 10:13 And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the people had avenged themselves upon their enemies.
1 Chronicles 12:8 Some Gadites joined David at the stronghold in the wilderness, mighty men of valor, men trained for battle, who could handle shield and spear, whose faces were like the faces of lions, and were as swift as gazelles on the mountains.
John 14:12-14 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.
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