Purge The Leaven
Leaven is often used in the Bible as a type of sin and corruption. It sometimes refers to false doctrine and the expectations and dogma imposed by man as well as religious hypocrisy:
And he charged them, saying, Take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, and of the leaven of Herod. Mark 8:15 (KJV)
. . . he (Jesus) began to say unto his disciples first of all, Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. Luke 12:1 (KJV)
We are very close to what is going to be the year of heaven; that is, the year that leaven is put away from the activities and attitudes of the Church and it’s people so that the God of heaven will be seen to reign.
For many years now we have joined with those who have declared that, Jesus will come to His Church before He comes for her. This is to be that year of visitation! This is going to be a year of great demonstration of Christ the Resurrection!
We must not miss our day of visitation lest we be laid waste as a city without walls!
And shall lay thee even with the ground, and thy children within thee; and they shall not leave in thee one stone upon another; because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation. Luke 19:44 (KJV)
Visitation Of Heaven
It is critical that we be ready for heaven’s visitation. This is what true heaven sent, down pourin’, gully washin’ revival is made of. The heavenly visitation of the Resurrected Christ brings vitality and favor as well as it’s keeping power:
Thou hast granted me life and favour, and thy visitation hath preserved my spirit. Job 10:12 (KJV)
As we allow the Spirit of God to quicken the Word in us we will walk as a new breed of people; a Bride without spot or wrinkle. We will be those that cause the lost to glorify God in Christ the Savior:
Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation. 1 Peter 2:12 (KJV)
We have asked Him to be Savior and Lord, Healer and Deliverer, Peace giver and Comforter but now it is a new day. Now we shall seek to know Him instead of what He has done and given to us so freely. We shall know Him and none other! Our knowledge of Him will be personal and intimate. We shall be partakers of His suffering and death and therefore His life in spirit and in truth.
It will not be we that live, but Christ living in and through us! Let God arise and His enemies be scattered in this year of demonstration and glory. Get ready for your year of visitation.
Heaven’s visitation has already begun! The purging of leaven is in process and the yielded people of God are experiencing great visitation by the Holy Ghost. Old things are passing away and the new is come. There is a freshness in the atmosphere of the assembly. Expectation has never been higher.
This is a year of great promise. God has given us the boundaries of His promised blessings. It is time to possess the boundaries that God has so lavishly given. It is the year of great exploits and no limitations. (Joshua 1:4; Acts 1:8; Matthew 28:19; Mark 16:15)
Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession. Psalm 2:8 (KJV)
Our Father has promised us the heathen and their land. Let us arise in the might of His Spirit and in the confidence of faith and appropriate that which is rightfully ours. We have been endued with power to display “God with us” in our City, our Nation, the neighboring Countries and the whole world.
But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. Acts 1:8 (KJV)