Jesus preached the Kingdom, what came was the church. Many in Christendom are stirred with this truth; they start to realize they wanted the Kingdom, but were given Christianity. After years of slaving in man-made religion, they decide that “we did not sign up for this”, realizing that they have not arrived under the liberating Kingship of Christ, but in the ghettos of religious structures. They find themselves to be in a cave called Christianity – while the Spirit of God calls them to come out into the light of God’s Kingdom truth. This truth will now be preached by God’s true apostles and prophets as a part of an end-time initiative that Jesus has predicted: This Gospel of the Kingdom will be preached to the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come (Mt 24:14).
When you hear this new message for the first time, it may shock you just like someone who has been in the bleak twilight will be shocked by the brilliant radiance of the sun. If that happens to you, do not complain how bright the light is, but complain how long you slept in the cave!
Remember Elijah the prophet? He ran for his life in fear of Jezebel and came to a broom bush to die there after zealously killing the four hundred and fifty prophets of Baal and the four hundred prophets of Asherah, who ate at Jezebel’s table. “Enough!” he said. He had had it. He requested for himself that he might die. “Take my life I am not better than my fathers”, he complained to God. But an angel brought him fresh hot bread and water to revive him. “Get up and eat”, said the angel. Elijah obeyed. He ate and drank, then he went back to sleep. The angel woke him up again and said, “Get up and eat, because the journey is too much for you”. He ate and drank again; then he traveled for forty days and forty nights until he reached Horeb, the mountain of God. There, he went into a cave and spent the night. “What are you doing here, Elijah”? questioned God stunningly. I am about my business and you are worried about your life? Don’t you understand that this not about you? Your zeal for me, however great it is, is not my main concern, even if you impress it on me many times. Get out of your little cave that provides you your safe dwelling, your refuge and your pleasant burial. Go out, stand on the mountain before me and watch me pass by!
Elijah stayed in the cave. Great and strong winds tore apart the mountains and shattered the rocks. The Lord was not in the winds. Then came an earthquake, the Lord was not in the earthquake. Then came a fire. The Lord was not in the fire. Elijah felt safe and secured in the cave. Then came a faint and gentle whisper loud enough to move him out of his safe dwelling. He came out and stood at the entrance of the cave. “What are you doing here, Elijah”? Elijah was still concerned about his great zeal for God and his precious life. God, however, was utterly unimpressed. He completely ignored his zeal.
Take a moment to consider this. How could we possibly impress God about our zeal for him while we have secured a safe refuge and a stable dwelling in our caves? When he says stand before me, why do we bury ourselves like the dead in our caves? God is busy whispering outside of our caves and we are busy listening to the lashes of mighty storms, we run here and there listening to the rumbles of earthquakes thinking here is the Christ, there he is, and we allow ourselves to be deceived by fiery performances, great signs and miracles in front of our eyes. God wonders about us: you think I am in every gathering that meets in my name, in every prayer movements that spring today and withers tomorrow. You think I am in your regular grand shows, standing under your colorful spotlights. So sorry to say, I am but not in there. I am not in the newest books of your popular authors and I am not in the latest CD of your favorite worship singers. For the last time, what are you doing here, Elijah? You may have slaughtered the falsehood of this world in great zeal for me. You may have paid a heavy price for my namesake. You may even believe that you are the only one left. You have stayed too long in your cave. Your eyes have become accustomed to the darkness of your surrounding. I still the raging storm to a whisper and hush the waves of the sea. Come out! Stand before me! Wrap your face with your mantle, for I am going to whisper and my whisper will scorch your eyes and ears. My purpose supersedes your zeal and your safe refuge. My purpose is about your nation, my purpose extends beyond the borders of your nation and yes, Elijah, you have had it; pass on the baton!
The great and courageous prophet Elijah had to hear the whisper of God to get out of his cave. God still whispers. He has just now whispered again to Peter Farmer , who woke up today morning in a farm in UK, Worcester in the midst of the floods there. No, God is not in the floods, but he who has ears, will hear Him whisper.
Come out of your cave, now! Come out of your secured dwellings. Wrap your face, lest you be scorched. Click here to Hear Him whisper His purpose for your nation.