OVERCOMERS ARE FORCEFULLY ADVANCING TO A POSITION OF VICTORY

by Tom Panich

"It's ONLY by His Glorious Power that God has and will continue to extract the most humble men and women out of extreme places of hiding, and position them within His Kingdom for His perfected unveiling of Himself through them."

The heartbeat of our Father is pulsing in constant anticipation of a further progressive revealing of the sons and daughters of God. I strongly believe that God is very excited and pleased about the changes that are being allowed and beginning to manifest in and through His Body. The part I'm excited about is that there is so much more He wants to reveal of His Kingdom's attributes--and it never ends!

Forceful Advancers Adhere

I hear the Spirit of the Lord say, "It's about time. It's My time. It's about My time to reveal My nature through My people and I'm about to do it NOW."

The Father is saying to those about to be a rock of revealing for His Son, "You, as My children, shall NOW be saying, 'We salute You, God!'"

As God's children today, we should be saying, "What are Your divine orders today, God?"

The psalmist spoke, "O God, You are my God; I earnestly search for You. My soul thirsts for You; my whole body longs for You in this parched and weary land where there is no water." Psalm 63:1

Called Out to Advance

Many that walk with the Lord and many that don't know Him, have been in caves and hidden places of darkness and dryness, and God's Spirit is saying, "Come out, come out wherever you are. Come out for you have not been given this life unto darkness. He who has called you has called you out of darkness to be a light in the dark, for you are not from or of this world, but 'in' the world. The whole world is Mine and I'm about to 'mine' what is Mine. The whole earth is Mine and the fullness that I've created and made thereof. I'm about to carve into the deep recesses of the mind of all of My children, and bring forth the Mind of Christ that is hidden deep within."

"But you, brothers, are not in darkness, that the day should overtake you as a thief." 1 Thessalonians 5:4

Forceful Praying, Saying and Doing

The Spirit of the Lord is saying, "Whatever you have succeeded at in the past, can and will come into fruition once again, and more. What are you praying and saying about what you are seeing, and what are you doing with what I have shown you?"

"For truly I say unto you, whoever says to this mountain, 'Be taken up and be thrown into the sea' and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will happen, it will be to him." Mark 11:23

In Christ, Trials Qualify

It is the varying degrees of trials that supernaturally bring forth the greatest spiritual commodity in our walk of faith with Christ. It's the gold. In the history of the Church, some of God's children even had the appearances of gold in their meetings unto the Lord. Do you suppose the gold appeared because there has been an extreme trial upon their faith? Gold used to appear regularly in my Bible as I studied for Bible College. There was a pastor and a prophet of the Lord that saw a manifestation of gold on the back of my head and my shoulders. The Pastor actually preached about it. The message was called, "Various Trials."

Some of God's greatest hidden riches are about to be, and must be--blasted out of the "mines" of darkness, to recover the "minds" in darkness. It's ONLY by His Glorious Power that God has and will continue to extract the most humble men and women out of extreme places of hiding, and position them within His Kingdom for His perfected unveiling of Himself through them.

"I advise you to buy from Me gold having been fired by fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, and your shame and nakedness may not be revealed. And anoint your eyes with eye-salve, that you may see." Revelation 3:18

Vessels of Gold

God instructed the Israelites how to make the Ark of His Presence and through that picture of perfection, the Spirit of the Lord is saying, "Fashion your life after My life and the expression that I've shown My people." The altar of incense was made of refined gold. God is saying, "When you come to Me in Christ, you come to Me as refined Gold." The very image of God's creatures, the cherubim on the Ark of His Presence--were made of refined gold.

"And for the altar of incense refined gold by weight; and gold for the pattern of the chariot of the cherubim, that spread out their wings, and covered the ark of the covenant of the Lord." 1 Chronicles 28:18

Advancers Release Faith

God wants His children to come to Him with a revelation that as His chosen ones, He has made us blameless in His sight, and we maintain that blamelessness by what the Word expresses as the working out of our own salvation. Ever notice that God is speaking faith over us from time-to-time and we know we're not doing it? He communicates to us through His Word in faith, because He knows we are going to have trials in life. He even says, "as you indeed do." That is clearly a word of faith spoken over and to us.

"Therefore comfort one another, and build up one another, as you indeed do." 1 Thessalonians 5:11

Advancement through Obedience

Have you ever thought that to be obedient, you're going to have to make some sacrifice? It's really not a sacrifice, it's just being obedient. He put the word obedience first for good reason. Perhaps, that's why He has said that it's better to be obedient? If we're not going to be obedient, we're eventually going to make a sacrifice or two and we may not like the sacrifice that God calls us to make.

"Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice!" 1 Samuel 15:22

Forceful Godly Expressiveness Overcomes All Obstacles

We must continue on in what God has said in His Word. If He says we are chosen, then we should believe it and express our belief in His eternal word and proclaim it. He also says that we are royal priests. From a surrendered lifestyle shall we continue to act like it. Let us continue to gather in His Love and release the authority of Christ over the land as we proclaim our world to be a holy nation as He said it is.

He then calls us a "peculiar" people. Now that is a word most prophetic people would jump for joy over. If Godly characteristics are in line in our lives, we would be seeing more consistently, an increase of peculiar and radical things being done for the Kingdom of God. We also wouldn't be looking back to see who approves because we would know that we've heard the word of the Lord and we went and did as He said.

"But you are an elect race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation a (peculiar) people for possession, so that you may openly speak of the virtues of the One who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light" (1 Peter 2:9).

Are You an Advancer?

Perhaps we should ask ourselves a few questions today:

Have we suffered any lately? Is Heaven overtaking us? Is what we're doing for God causing such a stir within our own community, that all of hell is out to eliminate our ministering unto the Lord? Have we gone to the highways and byways and compelled the unsaved to come in? In the process, have we been assaulted, robbed or spat on as we witness for our Lord?

These things may or may not have happened for you, these are just a few examples of what might happen as you become a bold advancer. Before we do commence going out and doing something we've never done before, perhaps we should consider taking a veteran of the faith along. We'll be amazed at how he or she may stir us up to do great exploits for our Lord Jesus. Paul spoke with aggressive apostolic boldness when he spoke of who his Savior is and was and is to come. And what was it that John the Baptist was doing out there in the water anyway?

It's from that awesome place of victory because of what Christ did on the Cross that will cause us to eventually venture out and boldly witness for God. The shadow of the Almighty surely comes onto the scene when we reach out and touch someone for Christ as He reached out and touched us. Try it, you might like it. There is a precious Presence from the Lord's Spirit when we stretch out our arms of grace that God has given us to love on the lost.

We must remember, the enemy isn't one who plays fairly. So if you're suffering violence for the Kingdom of God--Forcefully Advance.

"But from the days of John the Baptist until now, the Kingdom of Heaven suffers violence, and the violent seize it." Matthew 11:12