Desire . . . and then suddenly!

This is such a beautiful scripture, and I think it’s beauty is based upon one thing . . . that powerful word “desire.”

 

Malachi 3: 1 NIV

“I will send my messenger, who will prepare the way before me. Then suddenly the Lord you are seeking will come to his temple; the messenger of the covenant, whom you desire, will come,” says the LORD Almighty.

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I think our desire today, in church, is quite small in comparison to how this scripture looks and feels.

Why would our desire be small today?

I have two reasons that spring to mind and they have partnered together and effectively shrink our desire for a “then suddenly” experience to really happen!

  • 1. Our preponderance to feel we haven’t measured up – we don’t measure up – we wont ever measure up.
  • 2. Fear: of The Presence of God really arriving, Jesus walking up and down the aisles of our churches.  Because if He really came right here, right now, in some amazing form of revival outpouring “I” would miss out or freak out or both, because . . . I don’t measure up!

Where do they come from?

Another preponderance is the root.  The preponderance ( I love that word – can you tell?) of the church to remain entrenched in the old testament / the old covenant, accepting Jesus’ sacrifice for the forgiveness of our sin, but not for the birthing of a new covenant, new lifestyles and for setting us free, right across every peak and trough of our lives.

He makes us right before God.

He saved our souls.

His body took a whipping for our healing.

He fulfilled the law.  The list can go on and on!

He is the “Truth” and yes, He set us free.

We can get stuck in trying to fulfill the law, or we can get stuck at the foot of the cross with a broken and contrite heart.  No stuckness is required, but we stay there because we think it’s a “Holy stance,” a place we think where God would be pleased with us. Nah, we’re wrong.

But we must break free and release ourselves into the “new” that Jesus paid for.  Hebrews 4:16  (NKJV)   Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace . . . Is a “telling” scripture.

Do we get this?  If we do . . . we may get a “then suddenly” experience and the life shifting power that ensues after it!

We want a revival / a renewal / an awakening / an outpouring.  Let’s get unstuck!

 

God is Amazing!

See You In Church!

Yours In His Amazing Name

Ps Glenn Feehan

c3 True NORTH Church.  Frisco Texas

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~ by Glenn Feehan on September 21, 2013.

One Response to “Desire . . . and then suddenly!”

  1. Great words!
    Favorite part:
    “We can get stuck in trying to fulfill the law, or we can get stuck at the foot of the cross with a broken and contrite heart. No stuckness is required, but we stay there because we think it’s a “Holy stance,” a place we think where God would be pleased with us. Nah, we’re wrong.”

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