I can see it. Standing there in his striking appearance there by the Jordan, like a reed shaken in the wind, he stood proclaiming truth, the coming of Truth. As his faith reached toward heaven and his spirit seemed as it were a flaming fire, truth was proclaimed in the ears of those in attendance. A day of decision had arrived for some, a day that destiny would claim another soul to participate in the Grand Plan.
Some walked away wondering why so much fuss, others wondering what the big deal was, but some were impacted to the greatest degree. Can you not see this wild-eyed preacher in the wilderness as he proclaimed, â€œREPENT, for the Kingdom of God is at Hand!â€
This voice crying in the wilderness is repeated over and over across the world in pulpits, parking lots and places of commerce even today. The ministry of preparation is still an important task that must be done. There is a great call of repentance much like it was in the Days of John the Baptist, a call that can be heard in the hearts and minds of all. A draw and call for all to repent, to the saint to repent for their lack of concern and urgency and to the preacher to renew his commitment and concern for the responsibility that has been committed into his hands. Repent!
If we have ever been able to see the culmination of events that places us at a distinct vantage point in which to view Bible Prophecy, we are there right now. That being the case, we need to prepare as never before, because the Kingdom of God, in the greatest reality ever to be known, is at hand.
As the New Jerusalem draws closer, the Kingdom of God that is established in the hearts of the Church, we are seeing a coming together of Godâ€™s plan as seen in the heavens begin to be seen in greater clarity here on earth. Unprecedented Revival and Harvest has, is and will be taking place in the next few days, weeks, months and if the Lord tarries years.
Let us heed the message of John the Baptist, make straight paths to walk in. If there ever was an hour for prayer it is now. If there ever was a time for labor, it is Now. If there ever was a place that needs to see the grace and power of God demonstrated is right where you are.
God never has gone where there was no preparation. He has always had someone that went and prepared the people and the City before his work was seen. Always you will find preparation before the work of God. If you wonâ€™t to be a part of the coming manifestation, you had better get busy preparing the way, or he may not stop in your family, Church, and City.
Prepare ye the Way of the Lord! Repent and Call everyone who you have influence over to do the same. Lift up your voice, spare not, for the Night is far spent, the day is at hand, let us therefore shake off the works of darkness and put on the Armour of light!
The principle is that preparation precedes manifestation. That being the case, â€œCalling all Saints, Ministers, Evangelist, Pastors, Prepare ye the way, because an unprecedented manifestation of Godsâ€™ spirit is being poured out on all flesh, from all areas of life, every culture and every denomination!â€
Manifestation follows Preparation!
Scott Phillips is pastor of New Birth Pentecostal Church .