Isa 65:8 Thus says the LORD: "As the new wine is found in the cluster, and one says, 'Do not destroy it, for a blessing is in it,' so will I do for My servants' sake, that I may not destroy them all. The primary meaning of "cluster" is that of a family, togetherness, and the manifold fullness of Christ in His Body.
Most people are heavenly endowed with potential. Why is it, for many people, their potential doesn't become a reality? It is not the lack of potential, but of attitude.
The Jews of the Old Testament were captured by the Babylonians. God told Jeremiah that they would be in bondage for 70 years. When the seventy years were about fulfilled, God anointed the king of Persia, Cyrus, and commissioned him to free His people so they could return to Jerusalem.
"Yet You are holy, O You who are enthroned upon the praises of Israel." Psalm 22:3
What is the prophetic journey God takes each one of us on to prepare us to suddenly be a deliverer on the world stage? It is a suddenly, of how God starts to position us, isn't it?
(excerpt from "Principles of Serving God") A word that we need to hear constantly - "Come up higher!".
The anointing of the Lord is precious, for without it there is no true ministry. What makes a ministry alive? What separates a dead, dull, lifeless church, from a church where the gifts of the spirit are operating fully and people are being delivered, and set free? The anointing makes the difference!
"What did Jesus Christ mean when he said, 'Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God?' Does this mean if a person is sincere before the Lord, and tries to keep his mind pure, he will be saved?"
Excerpt from "MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST" - Oswald Chambers. "Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends... I have called you friends..." -John 15:13, 15
You cannot judge a tree, or a person, by only one season. That the essence of who they are, and the pleasure, joy, and love that come from that life, can only be measured at the end, when all the seasons are up.