His Brooding Presence
Wade E Taylor

"O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, who kills the prophets, and stones those who are sent to you; how often would I have gathered your children together, as a hen does gather her brood under her wings, and you would not." Luke 13:34

A mother hen instinctively sits upon an egg that will bring forth a new generation. Likewise, the Holy Spirit broods upon those whom He would birth into a higher purpose, especially at this present time.

While the world increasingly gives expression to its frustrations, the Lord is quietly preparing those who, in the fullness of His time, will be lifted into a governmental realm, to rule with a rod of iron.

"For, behold, the day comes, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that comes shall burn them up, says the Lord of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch. But to you that fear My name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in His wings; and you shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall. And you shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, says the Lord of hosts." Malachi 4:1-3

As the life within an egg is inwardly formed, there is within each of us who presently are being moved upon by the Holy Spirit, a living hope for a new day.

As we feel and respond to the processings of the Holy Spirit - even though we may not understand all that is taking place, nor that for which we are being prepared, it is important that we cooperate and not hinder the Holy Spirit, as He broods upon us to complete the processing that is taking place within us. Only then will we be ready to be birthed into an active cooperative relationship with the Lord.

"And he who overcomes, and keeps My works to the end, to him will I give power over the nations. And he shall rule them with a rod of iron." Revelation 2:26-27a

These deep inner dealings of the Holy Spirit act upon the very fiber of our being that we might be brought into alignment with the Lord's higher purpose. Only then can we be trusted to rightly use the power that will be placed in our hand.

All creation is beginning to groan for the manifestation of this end-time redemption. They search in vain as they are yet unwilling to come to He who came that we might have life, and have that life more abundantly. Therefore, the Holy Spirit continues to brood upon His own, that they might be prepared to be birthed into their place of ministry in the coming day of His power.

The Lord would say to those upon whom He broods in this time of preparation - He has love and compassion for all those who yet reject Him, and also, He feels the frustration that they experience.

Therefore, the Lord is hastening this work of preparation within each of us who willingly respond to this brooding presence of the Holy Spirit. These are being required by the Lord to unconditionally submit the totality of their being to this work of preparation. We must allow the Lord to remove from us all that is contrary to His working within us.

"I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service." Romans 12:1

The Lord is calling His own, not only to stand faithful in this day, but to become the expression and demonstration of the life that He longs to impart into a lost and hurting world.

For us to be birthed, and begin to function, in this higher realm, we must both believe and contend for an "open heaven" under which we can "wait upon the Lord," to receive His enabling and empowering grace.

As the Lord actively broods upon us to birth this end-time ministry, we must constantly express our love for Him, and our willing acceptance of the moving and working of the Holy Spirit within us, for the preparation of our lives to rightly handle the Kingdom authority that He is getting ready to release in this last day.

Once we have done this, we can rest in hope, as He continues to brood upon us, knowing that He will complete the work of preparation within us.