The "Clean Slate" is about creating a level playing field. The past few years God has been leveling the field. Have you ever heard of a business "cleaning house" and asking all their employees to re-apply for their jobs? This is what God is doing in the Kingdom of God in preparation for the next great move of God. We have all seen the "shaking" that has been taking place. With the shaking, pride, sin and corruption were revealed. Ministries lost credibility or failed. Many believers have seen their lives shaken to the core...their finances, their marriages, their relationships. We have longed for the shaking to stop and the dust to settle so we can "rebuild".
I believe in 2014 God is bringing revival to those who will be leaders in the next "Great Awakening". Before there can be revival in the masses, leadership must first be positioned. God is a god of order. Order the natural, then comes the supernatural. Many of these leaders are obscure to man; but to God, no man is obscure. Just look at the men and women God used in Biblical times: Noah, David, Joseph, Daniel, Moses, and Mary the mother of Jesus; just to name a few! Why did he choose a young unknown girl to give birth to Jesus, the Son of God? He could have been born into royalty...to a queen or at least a princess!
For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. 9) For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. Isaiah 55:8-9
For the Lord does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart. I Samuel 16:7b
Who is God seeking to carry the weight of this move of God?
He is seeking the obedient. ...Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, And to heed than the fat of rams. I Samuel 15:22b
He is seeking those with a passion for the Truth in His Word. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:1
He is seeking those with a passion to worship Him. "But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him." John 4:23
He is seeking those who will humble themselves. if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land. II Chronicles 7:14
(I suggest that you do a word study in the Bible on humble and obey and their variations.)
This first season of 2014 is a time of introspection, self-examination and seeking God's Will for your life. Have you reached the point of truly being able to say--from your heart--I'll go where You want me to go and do what You want me to do? It is a time of putting down all our idols and everything that we esteem more highly than the things of God. Get your spiritual house in order and prepare to be a leader in the coming move of God!
Paul describes it so well in 2 Corinthians 10: ...3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. 4 For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, 5 casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, 6 and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled.
I will close with a few of my thoughts concerning this soon-coming move of God. I believe that first the leadership must be positioned and then we will see it coming in 2015-2016 time frame. I believe it will be an explosion of the Kingdom of God upon all people! Unlike past revivals, I believe it will cross denominational lines. It is not just coming to one town or one church or even one denomination. I believe right now, God is stirring a hunger and passion for God and His Word in the hearts of people sitting in the pews of mainline denominations as well as Charismatic denominations. They want "more". The key words I keep hearing to describe this move are obedience, humility, purity and knowledge. Therein lies the power!
God keeps it so simple for us. We don't need to seek after signs and wonders. We don't need to seek healing or prosperity.
The key to everything we need is found in this scripture:
and all these things shall be added to you.