You cannot revive others unless God has awakened you first.
By Pieter Kirstein
Know this beloved of God that Jesus preaches only one gospel, the gospel of His kingdom. If He is your king, then surely we need to understand the we must allow ourselves to be fully conquered by Him, until every part of our lives are made subject to His rule and reign and until we find ourselves in the place of complete surrender and agreement with God. To be driven by His love and to live as an innocent child before Him must be the desire of every saint.
Revelation 16: 5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto Him that loves us, and washed us from our sins in His own blood,
6 And has made us kings and priests unto God and His Father; to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.
You have been called by God as a king and a priest.
A king reigns and a priest offer up sacrifices.
Priests dwell and worship in temples and the condition, the desire and the passion of your heart is always laid bare and completely exposed before the God who sees all, by the things which you desire, live for and pursue.
What is the deepest desire and intention of your heart beloved of God?
If it is not God, then you need to be delivered of idolatry, which are desires which interferes of being sold-out and fully devoted to Christ.
We as Christians, who follow Christ, are called to a life of worship through which we learn to offer up sacrifices to the God who is a consuming fire, who always answers and burns up the sacrifices of demonstrated love by His holy fire.
The Father said to me, “My fire shall fall where the sacrifice was made ”
If you dwell in the flesh, you are bound and driven by lustful desires, but when your flesh is crucified by the Spirit, you shall find that you are only driven by His holy love.
That’s why He challenges us in Romans 12 to present ourselves before Him as a living sacrifice, because it’s only as we are willing to be emptied of ourselves by the Spirit of burning through a fire baptism, which is the work and ministry of the cross wrought out in us, that we are brought into the truth and reality of the power of His love.
His love requires the sacrifice of everything which interferes with us being wholly conquered and captivated by His love. The revelation of the cross must be wrought out in us, not just unto salvation, but until we are recreated as a perfect Spiritual man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, which is the glory of God displayed in the new creation manifested sons and daughters of God, created after the likeness and image of Christ.
WE ARE PRIESTS THAT DWELL IN THE LIVING TEMPLE OF GOD’S PRESENCE AND WE ARE CALLED TO PRESENT OURSELVES AS A LIVING SACRIFE UPON THE ALTAR OF DEMONSTRATED LOVE UNTIL HE BURNS UP THE ENTIRE SACRIFE AND UNTIL WE BECOME THE LIVING FLAMES OF FIRE THAT MOVES IN SYNCH WITH HIS SPIRIT.
This is a glorious and a complete redemption wrought into us by the Spirit of glory.
We have been called to set the world on fire but how do we expect to do this if we refuse to burn for God ?
Ezekiel 1:26 And above the firmament that was over their heads was the likeness of a throne, as the appearance of a sapphire stone: and on the likeness of the throne was the likeness as the appearance of a man above on it.27 And I saw as the color of amber, as the appearance of fire round about within it, from the appearance of His loins even upward, and from the appearance of His loins even downward, I saw as it were the appearance of fire, and it had brightness round about.
God is a living burning sword of fiery living passion that must be allowed to burn right through you until He penetrated your entire foundation and until He has completely cleansed you as His temple, tabernacle and habitation and until He has taken complete possession of your life and entire being.
IN THIS WHOLEHEARTED SURRENDER HE MAKES YOU UNSHAKABLE, UNBREAKABLE, UNCHANGEABLE, IMPENETRABLE AND INCOMPREHENSIBLE.
This is exactly what Hebrews 4:12 and 13 declares – For the word of God is living, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of Him with whom we have to do.
Oneness with God is wrought into us by the Spirit until we are brought into the reality and realization of true intimacy. Intimacy is to be completely exposed before Him and to be clothed with His glory until the nakedness of our sinful flesh has been burned up by His fiery love. He takes a hold of us in the very depths of us because we belong to Him.
The word revival means to bring to life by fire. How can you awaken others if you are Spirituality asleep?
God is a life giving Spirit who wants to awaken the hearts of His people through the burning fire of His passion. He is the most passionate lover and His passion and desire to dwell in the living temple that you are was demonstrated when He sacrificed His Son on the altar of His cross.
True love requires sacrifice but most people are opposed to this call of being wholly abandoned to the God whose deepest desire it is to capture the hearts of His children.
Do we even begin to understand or appreciate the sufferings of Christ Jesus through which God proved and demonstrated His love, His cry and His desire for intimacy?
We must understand that the goal of our pursuit of God is to be brought to that high holy abandoned level where we are made one with the love that God is. It’s a place of such fulfilled desire where nothing else matters because your peace and contentment is found only in Him.
Oh it is a secret place, it is a high and holy place where the level of intimacy with your Beloved is so sacred and so complete that only you and God can enjoy and understand the language and communion of such devotion and oneness.
It is a place where your surrendered heart is consumed, satisfied and burned up and sustained by the all-satisfying love of Divinity and where you constantly enjoy the fragrance of Jesus.
The scripture in Psalm 91 explains this high, hidden and holy place through the poetic words of David as it says; 1 He that dwells in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. 2 I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. 3 Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.
4 He shall cover you with his feathers, and under His wings shall you trust: His truth shall be your shield and buckler. 5 You shall not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flies by day; 6 Nor for the pestilence that walks in darkness; nor for the destruction that wastes at noonday.
7 A thousand shall fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; but it shall not come near you. 8 Only with your eyes shall you behold and see the reward of the wicked. 9 Because you have made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, your habitation;
10 There shall no evil befall you, neither shall any plague come near your dwelling. 11 For He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways.12 They shall bear you up in their hands, lest you dash your foot against a stone. 13 You shall tread on the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shall you trample under feet. 14 Because he has set his love on Me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he has known My name.
15 He shall call on Me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honor him.16 With long life will I satisfy him, and show him My salvation.
Pslam 91 describes a place, a high and a holy and a hidden place in God. It speaks of a place where only the devoted abandoned to God love slaves may enter. It is a place that can only be entered into by sacrifice.
Psalm 91 speaks of the realm of the Kingdom abode of the most High. The Holy of holies.
The word kingdom when we break it open means KING-DOM, THE PLACE WHERE THE KING IN HIS DOMINION REIGNS OVER EVERY PART OF YOUR LIFE AND OVER EVERY DESIRE OF YOUR HEART.
It is a place where you find yourself conquered by Divine love, in other words His realm where He dwells behind the veil of carnal, worldly, sinful and fleshly desire. The realm of the holiness of God where nothing unclean may enter.
The realm of God where the Lord the Holy Spirit has brought you into by the way of the cross through a sacrificed life. We are called by God to become kings and priests, a people who became a holy nation of kingdom dwellers through self-abandonment by embracing the call of the cross not carnal self-centerd full of worldly desire and fleshly pursuit religious people whose only knowledge of God is through the sermons of their religious leaders or Bible schools.
You can be pumped full of head knowledge and other people’s interpretations and opinions of God, but unless you yourself learn to press into Him through personal intimate relationship, then your testimony of Him will always be second hand and false.
IF WHAT YOU SPEAK IS NOT A LIVING REALITY WROUGHT INTO YOU BY THE SPIRIT OF GOD, THEN YOU ARE A FALSE WITNESS.
Our testimony should be as John the beloved in 1 John 1:1 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life;
2 (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and show unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;)
3 That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that you also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.
The Lord Jesus Christ said to me that you are called as a king and priest which means a king reigns and a priest offers up sacrifices.
Then He explained the deeper real revelation of what God is saying and calling us unto through His pure gospel.
You cannot be seated with Me in heavenly places in a reigning position if you have not first offered yourself up unto God as a priest.
We need to understand the Lamb and the Lion ministry of Christ if we desire to enter the realm of the overcomers.
He was very clear when He said in Revelation 3:21 To him that overcomes will I grant to sit with me in My throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with My Father in his throne.
How did Jesus manage to overcome?
I will let the Lord Himself explain it to you beloved of God through a wonderful prophetic utterence which He made through one of His prophets during the 1900’s.
God speaks: You shall note that it was the Lion of the tribe of Judah who prevailed to open the seven-sealed book (Rev. 5:5), yet it was a Lamb who took the book, or scroll, from the hand of Him that sat on the throne and opened the seals thereof (Rev. 5:6-7, 6:1). What does this portray? It portrays the truth of Jesus’ ministry as King-priest (Heb. 5:10, 7:1-2). As a priest, He is the Lamb of God who gave Himself as the perfect sacrifice on the cross and who ever lives to make intercession for the redeemed (Heb. 7:25-27). As a King, He is the Lion of the tribe of Judah who reigns on the throne of David (Isa. 9:6-7, Luke 1:31-33). Now, during this dispensation of redemption, His Lamb ministry predominates; that is why He is seen as a Lamb (Rev. 5:6).
But as the present dispensation draws to a close, and the seals of judgment are opened to bring to an end the mis-rule of man, it is the Lion ministry that begins to prevail; for Jesus the King begins to actively take over that which is rightfully His. He begins to exert the power and authority which was given to Him after His resurrection (Matt. 28:18), in such a way as to completely eliminate the usurpation of Satan-controlled man, and exercise His own right as King.
It is during the end-time period of the seals and the trumpets that forces of judgment are set in motion, so that man’s civilization will utterly collapse, and thus finally it becomes fulfilled that the kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of His Christ; and he shall reign for the eons.’ (Rev. 11:15).
The lion nature of Jesus’ ruling authority must be made manifest, and this begins to prevail as the seals are opened, but it does not completely predominate until all rival rule and authority has been put down. First, His Lamb ministry of redemption must be completely fulfilled for the present age, even though His Lion ministry of Kingship begins to come to the fore.
This, my people, must also be the pattern in your own lives. First, you must fulfill the pattern of the Lamb. You must learn submission, meekness, sacrifice, and willingness to hear and follow the voice of the Shepherd (John 10:27), or you will never enter the Lion ministry of joint-rulership with Christ. If you are fully yielded and prepared as a Lamb, then you shall come forth in that end-time ministry of power, boldness and authority which is symbolized by the Lion.
The fact that the Lion of the tribe of Judah has begun to exercise His prerogatives will be manifested on the earth, not only by judgments upon man’s civilization, but also by the bringing forth of a people who shall enter into spiritual realms of ‘ruling with Christ’ that no people have ever experienced before, and which shall cause a spiritual ‘shaking’ and revival unprecedented in human history.
Great shall be the glory, power, and dominion which shall be shown forth by a people who have first come into the fullness of the Lamb nature of full submission, and then are moved into the Lion ministry of the Lord’s end-time glorious church.(end of quote)
This hidden secret place of the Most High can only be entered into through a life of sacrifice but most are offended by the price that love requires because pure devotion, abandonment and consecration to God is blocked and ruled out by so many contrary desires.
Every Christian must realise that their choices in this life affects their eternal position in the kingdom of the God to whom we are all supposed to become subjects. If you are one who rebelliously persist in your own ways and who wants to serve God on your own terms then my friend I fear for you because rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft which means a rebellious heart is blinded and enslaved by the sorceries of carnal desire that steals eternal reward and honor with God and destroys destinies.
To be only a born-again heavenly citizen that camps on the level of salvation and to become a true disciple and follower of Jesus are two very different people.
If your desire is to answer the upward call of God in Christ and if it is your intense desire to enter into a victorious rulership position with the risen Savior, God, High Priest and King of the tribe of Judah then I admonish you this day to heed the following call from the throne of the Majesty on high.
Jesus said to me that you can only reign in life as a king to the level that you have sacrificed yourself unto God as a priest.
A king can only reign over that which he has conquered and we learn and are raised up to do this as we yield our lives to God in total submission and obedience. God said to me that if Satan cannot steal your salvation then be sure that he will steal your eternal crown by causing you to live for yourself.
Now notice the order of kingship and sonship within the kingdom of God.
2 Chronicles 7:13 If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among My people;14 If My people, which are called by My name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. 15 Now My eyes shall be open, and My ears attentive to the prayer that is made in this place. 16 For now have I chosen and sanctified this house, that My name may be there for ever: and My eyes and My heart shall be there perpetually. 17 And as for you, if you will walk before Me, as David your father walked, and do according to all that I have commanded you, and shall observe My statutes and My judgments;
18 Then will I establish the throne of your kingdom, according as I have covenanted with David your father, saying, There shall not fail you a man to be ruler in Israel.19 But if you turn away, and forsake My statutes and My commandments, which I have set before you, and shall go and serve other gods, and worship them;20 Then will I pluck them up by the roots out of My land which I have given them; and this house, which I have sanctified for My name, will I cast out of my sight, and will make it to be a proverb and a byword among all nations.
21 And this house, which is high, shall be an astonishment to every one that passes by it; so that he shall say, Why has the LORD done thus to this land, and to this house?22 And it shall be answered, Because they forsook the LORD God of their fathers, which brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, and laid hold on other gods, and worshipped them, and served them: therefore has he brought all this evil on them.
So to understand the golden sacred key in the kingdom of God and in the realm of His dominion by which we experience and live in constant personal revival, you must be willing to become a living sacrifice because as God clearly said to me; “MY FIRE WILL FALL WHERE THE SACRIFICE WAS MADE”
1 I beseech you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.2 And be not conformed to this world: but be you transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
1 Peter 2
1 Why laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, all evil speakings, 2 As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that you may grow thereby: 3 If so be you have tasted that the Lord is gracious. 4 To whom coming, as to a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious, 5 You also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.
6 Why also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believes on him shall not be confounded. 7 To you therefore which believe he is precious: but to them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner, 8 And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offense, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed.
9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that you should show forth the praises of him who has called you out of darkness into his marvelous light; 10 Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy. 11 Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul; 12 Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of His visitation.
God says; “You shall note that it was the Lion of the tribe of Judah who prevailed to open the 7 sealed book. My bride also prevailed and I am opening up to you My beloveds the holy realm of the revelation of your God. I am coming to reveal Myself in My prevailing abandoned bride.
YOU ARE NOW ENTERING THE REALM OF MY REVELATION. THE REALM OF MY REVEALED PURPOSE FOR YOUR SURRENDERED LIVES. I AM COMING SUDDENLY INTO THE UPPER CHAMBER OF THE HEART OF MY BRIDE THROUGH WHOM MY FINAL PENTECOST WILL BE POURED FORTH AND THROUGH THIS GREAT OUTPOURING OF ABANDONED LOVE MY BRIDE AND I SHALL RECEIVE THE FRUITS OF OUR DEVOTION AND SACRIFICE COMING INTO FULFILMENT THROUGH THE CHILDREN OF THE FINAL PENTECOST, THE HEIRS OF SALVATION.
We see this purified ON-FIRE burning army that shall now be released out of the purification fires of a personal cleansing into the Valley of decision in Joel 2 and 3.
1 Blow the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the LORD comes, for it is near at hand;
2 A day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of thick darkness, as the morning spread upon the mountains: a great and strong people; there has not been ever the like, neither shall be any more after it, through the years of many generations.
3 A fire devours before them; and behind them a flame burns: the land is as the garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness; yea, and nothing shall escape them.
Joel 3:9 Proclaim you this among the Gentiles; Prepare war, wake up the mighty men, let all the men of war draw near; let them come up:
10 Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruninghooks into spears: let the weak say, I am strong.
11 Assemble yourselves, and come, all you nations, and gather yourselves together round about: there cause your mighty ones to come down, O LORD.
12 Let the nations be wakened, and come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat: for there will I sit to judge all the nations round about.
13 Put in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe: come, get you down; for the press is full, the vats overflow; for their wickedness is great.
14 Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision.