"HIGHER EXPECTATIONS! -
TIMELY INSTRUCTION TO THE ZADOK PRIESTHOOD"
a Word from Bobby Conner
The Lord is looking
for a people whose heart is right with Him, so that He can fully support all
that they are doing (see 2 Chronicles 16:9. The Spirit of Truth is raising up
leaders that will teach the people the vast difference between what is pure and
what is profane (see Ezekiel 44:23). It is crucial that we walk in
uprightness if we are to ascend the hill of the Lord (see Psalms. 24:3-4).
As we embrace accountability then we can be trusted with more true authority. Christ Jesus informed us that if we are faithful over little we will become ruler over much more. On the other hand if we fail to handle small things correctly even the small things are in danger of being removed. It is required of a steward that he be found faithful.
The message of the book of Jude is blasting out to this end-time Church age. The warning is all too clear, if we do not return to the Acts of the Apostles we will continue to see the Actions of the Apostates. It is imperative that we become contenders and defenders of the faith (see Jude2-3).
In a vivid prophetic experience the Spirit of the Lord spoke these encouraging words to me.
1. Accept No Imitations!
2. Expect No Limitations!
3. Embrace Infinite Possibilities!
As we aspire to make these three areas a living reality in our life, we will see the Church being launched into a much higher level.
Accept No Imitations!
Artificial, counterfeit, synthetic are but a few of the words that help us to grasp a better understanding of the word imitation. I once asked the president of a leading bank, "How do you detect a counterfeit or bogus bill?" His answer was profound, he said "the best way to expose phony money is to have someone that is so accustomed to handling the real that when they touch a fake something within them instantly sets off a warning." This is what the Body of Christ must have—true intimacy with Jesus. We must become so accustomed to His voice that we are not moved by the enticing of a stranger’s voice (see John 10:3-5). We cannot continue to spend our life for that which is worthless, everything that is wood hay and stubble must be removed from our Christian walk.
It is crucial for the Church to commence walking in true apostolic authority. However, if we are going to be trusted with a higher level of authority, resulting in true Kingdom power, it is essential for us to walk in integrity and uprightness. The writer of the book of Hebrews instructs us to pursue peace as well as purity for without it we will not see the Lord (see Hebrews 12:14). The Lord spoke these encouraging words to me, "If I can find a people without mixture, I will pour out My power without measure." There will emerge a group of "overcomers", walking in true kingdom power (see Revelation 3:20-22).
Three questions arise in my heart: "If not you….who? If not here…where? If not now…when?
Teaching The Truth
I was recently in North Dakota and it began to rain the most wonderful sweet slow rain. I asked the Lord what is this rain a sign of? In response I heard, "The substantial rainfall signified the anointed teaching that is being released through the emerging Zadok priesthood." These anointed priests will begin to authenticate that which is holy and divulge that which is profane (see Ezekiel44:23). God is moving the Body of Christ from information to impartation.
The Spirit of Truth
is seeking to establish each one of us in truth which is our only method
of sanctification. It is time to take a stand for righteousness and holiness,
grace is not a license to live loose. In our attempts to appear
politically correct, have we drifted far from the calling to stand for truth and
righteousness? Only as we return to true holiness of heart can we be
vessels of honor. This will allow us to be sanctified in truth and presentable
to the Lord as a consecrated vessel. The Call is clear, we must present the
truth in order for true freedom to reign in the hearts of man (see John 8:32).
God is calling each of us to embrace the conditions of 2 Corinthians 7:1.
What is the difference between the profane and the holy? The Lord said what He called profane was anything we are doing that He did not initiate. Remember the words of Christ Jesus when He states "depart from Me you worker of iniquity, I never knew you." These words were spoken to a person who had been very involved in religious activity; however, not truly trusting Christ (see Matthew13-27). Christ Jesus commanded, "Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth" (see John 17:1). As believers, we are to have upright lives which are characterized by genuine authentic lifestyles of faith. Our walk must match our talk, if we are to have a message that will legitimately change lives.
The Zadok Priesthood
The fundamental purpose of the Zadok priesthood is to minister unto the Lord as described in Ezekiel 44.
"But the priests, the Levites, the sons of Zadok, who kept charge of My sanctuary when the children of Israel went astray from Me, they shall come near Me to minister to Me; and they shall stand before Me to offer Me the fat and the blood," says the Lord GOD.
"They shall enter My sanctuary, and they shall come near My table to minister to Me, and they shall keep My charge" (Ezekiel 44:15-16).
This signifies an emphasis on the five fold ministry of prophetic teachers as they prepare the Body of Christ to receive the strong prophetic and apostolic ministries yet to be truly inaugurated.
Character Not Just Giftings
Many feel a sense of disorientation at this time, this is the result of being upon the "Potter’s" wheel. However be assured the Master Potter Himself is about to touch the soft pliable clay and soon we will bear His image. We are in a time of transition which will produce transformation. Our responsibility is to remain soft and moist, yielded upon the Master’s wheel. If we attempt to mold ourselves, or if we allow ourselves to become dry and brittle we must be broken and remolded. It is a must that we stay moist and surrendered.
Presently, these emerging leaders are in a season of sifting and pruning—the refiners fire is forging their character to carry this unique anointing. They will be the leaders and counselors who will not judge by what their eyes see nor what their ears hear, but in true righteousness they will make decisions resulting in equity and justice.
The refiners fire is absolutely purifying these leaders so the anointing will not be lost nor the wineskins damaged or destroyed for lack of character. It will be a true impartation of the divine nature and holy character established in the spirit and soul of the Lord’s leadership.
Please don’t forget the wonderful promise given by The Spirit of God , "If I can find a people without mixture, I will pour out my power without measure." Again let me impress upon each of us the mandate to embrace the promise of purity found in II Corinthians 7:1. The results of this embrace will be the identifying of us as the sons and daughters of Almighty God. What an awesome motivation for purity.
The Spirit of Truth is calling for each of us to walk as did the true Zadok priests. These priests had the responsibility of modeling and maintaining the highest standards of morality, self-control, and self-denial. They were charged with the ministry of teaching the people how to distinguish between what is Godly and ungodly (see Ezekiel 44:15-23).
There is a vast difference between deception and denial. Many today are actually walking in deception because they do not know that they have departed from the true path of righteousness. However many are also aware of their wanderings, but choose to walk in denial of the fact that they have turned away from their first love. We must face our artificial allegiance to Christ and become genuine, authentic, and unadulterated in our walk with Christ.
The question is posed, "Is there anything too hard for the LORD?" (Genesis 18:14). The prophet Jeremiah answers this question stating; "Ah, Lord GOD! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for thee" (Jeremiah 32:17). The cry of our soul must be….God nothing is impossible with YOU (see Luke 1:37). If we would expect more, I am sure God would release more. According unto your faith be it unto you. Let’s pray for big faith, that moves the hand of God (see Mark 11:21-24). Now is the time to think big, God can do anything. It is time to expect more, believe for more, and ask for more. Paul the apostle reminded us that "God is able to do exceeding abundantly above all we could ask or think according to the power that is at work within each of us (see Ephesians 3:20-21). I want to share some of the faith building statements of saints.
"There are boundless possibilities for us, if we dare to act in God and dare to believe." - Smith Wigglesworth
"The only limit to the power of God lies within the individual." - Kathryn Kulhman
"It is when active faith dares to believe God to the point of action that something has to happen." Kathryn Kulhman
Embrace Infinite Possibilities
In order to embrace someone we must seek to draw near reaching forth our hand, taking hold, bringing them near to our heart. A true embrace is heart to heart, there is no such thing as a distant embrace. We cannot embrace this coming move of God at a distance. He is calling each of us to draw nearer to Him. It is time to come aside to know His heart. In Psalms 46:10 we are instructed to be still and know that He is the Lord. It is only as we behold His face that we are truly changed into His divine image (see II Corinthians 3:18). So I encourage you to meditate upon these promises. If we will accept no imitation and walk in unadulterated union with Christ, all the while seeking to have an indisputable relationship with Christ Jesus, then we can expect no limitations. It is time now to begin to embrace these infinite possibilities.
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