THURSDAY, JUNE 7
Scripture: Revelation 4:1-5
Revelation 4:1-5 states, “After these things I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven. And the first voice which I heard was like a trumpet speaking with me, saying, ‘Come up here, and I will show you things which must take place after this.’ Immediately I was in the Spirit; and behold, a throne set in heaven, and One sat on the throne, And He who sat there was like a jasper and a sardius stone in appearance; and there was a rainbow around the throne, in appearance like an emerald. Around the throne were twenty-four thrones, and on the thrones I saw twenty-four elders sitting, clothed in white robes; and they had crowns of gold on their heads. And from the throne proceeded lightnings, thunderings, and voices. Seven lamps of fire were burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God.” When we begin to grow to the level of maturity that is required to stand up in the Judicial Christ then it is incumbent on us that we be able to stand in the fire we have to call down. That brings seven aspects of growth and development that are all central to our maturity as a believer. The question is, are we willing to walk out these baptisms however long they may take just as Joseph did in order to reach our ultimate assignment? That is the question that no person can answer with just their lips. The real answer comes from a heart-response as these different situations develop. As a forerunner, when John the Baptist announced Jesus, his emphasis was on the judicial, fiery Christ of preparation! How we respond to this Jesus determines whether we can finish our assigned race!