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God is getting ready to call people.

There has always been a work for the people of God to do.
There is something that God wants to do inside of you and THROUGH you.

It is the Lord’s assignment for your life.

This assignment goes beyond the seeking of purpose.
In fact, to seek purpose without seeking assignment is one of the greatest tragedies there is in life.

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Too many men and women of God want to find their purpose, and have the emotional high of being fulfilled, but they want to do it at the expense of leaving off their assignment.

Why?
Because assignments are hard.
Assignments involve work.
Assignments are GRADED!

Scripture says…

1 Corinthians 3:11-15 NKJV
[11] For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. [12] Now if anyone builds on this foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, [13] each one’s work will become clear; for the Day will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire; and the fire will test each one’s work, of what sort it is. [14] If anyone’s work which he has built on it endures, he will receive a reward. [15] If anyone’s work is burned, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire.

Now listen to what scripture declares just prior to what we read…

1 Corinthians 3:5-8 NKJV
[5] Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers through whom you believed, as the Lord gave to each one? [6] I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the increase. [7] So then neither he who plants is anything, nor he who waters, but God who gives the increase. [8] Now he who plants and he who waters are one, and each one will receive his own reward according to his own labor.

Your reward comes because of your labor.
Here’s the problem we face…

WE WANT GOD TO BLESS PLACES IN OUR LIFE, WHERE WE HAVE NEVER INVESTED ANY WORK!

  • We want God to answer prayers that we never prayed.
  • We want God to show up where we have not tilled the ground.
  • We want God to do miracles and provide power when we do not intercede for the miracles.

HERE IS THE SECRET…
God shows up where people put in the work.

Please understand, I am NOT referring to SALVATION, as though we earn our salvation…NO!

What we are talking about is the fact that people of God, those who are ALREADY SAVED, those who know the Lord personally, cannot choose to sit idly by and do nothing, expecting God to do all the work of redemption or all the things they hope and wish for.

Redemption is accomplished IN, BY, and THROUGH Jesus on the cross, but scripture also declares that “by the foolishness of preaching” the lost will be saved.

Even in the miracle of redemption, God doesn’t leave out or leave off, the operation of his church.

Certainly, it is also the case with our personal life.

  • If you need God, YOU need to seek God.
  • If you need a miracle, YOU need to seek God for a miracle.
  • If you want to see the move of God in and upon your life, YOU need to step out in faith, and put your trust in Jesus, and take the stands you ought to take.

GOD WILL NOT DO EVERYTHING FOR US.

He longs for people to seek his face, and to seek his grace.
To be so caught up with him that they want to spend time with him, that they feel the pressure when they DON’T SPEND TIME WITH GOD.

Notice in both verse 6 and in verse 7, that it is God who gives the increase, but the fact remains…that before God did his work, Paul had to PLANT and Apollos had to WATER.

So here’s my question:
ARE YOU OPERATING IN YOUR ASSIGNMENT?
Are we only seeking for purpose and meaning or do we seek for the OUTLET of purpose and meaning which is assignment.

Let me say that more clearly…
THE OUTLET FOR PURPOSE AND MEANING IS FOUND IN OUR ASSIGNMENT.

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If we are not performing our assignment from God, all the meaning and purpose in the world will have NO EFFECT upon our life.

But the GOOD NEWS IS THIS…

THE LORD IS PREPARING TO OPEN UP DOORS FOR THOSE WHO ARE READY!

Ready to work.
Ready to plant.
Ready to water.
Ready to pray.
Ready to get busy.
Ready to seek the face of God.
Ready to hear his voice.

God’s about to call people to work in the last day revival of the church and in the time of the moving of God’s Spirit, but we must be READY for our assignment!

Here’s what the Bible says…

Luke 10:2 NKJV
[2] Then He said to them, “The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few; therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to SEND OUT laborers into His harvest.
It’s interesting to note that when Jesus says this, he has just sent his disciple OUT to spread the word.

In the middle of his speech to the disciples, he pauses to say this verse we just read.

As soon as he says this, he goes right back into specifics for their assignment.

It tells me that what he told THEM wasn’t just for THEM, but it was also for US.

We are supposed to pray for workers to be sent into the harvest…but what you and I have to understand is that these prayers HAVE ALREADY BEEN PRAYED!
God is about to answer the prayers of those calling for laborers to be sent to the harvest.

God is about to CALL PEOPLE TO PLANT, CALL PEOPLE TO WATER, TO PRAY, TO PREACH, TO TELL, TO WORK, TO HELP, TO BUILD, and to GO!

IF YOU WANT to experience all the good things God has for your life and the amazing outpouring that is JUST ABOUT TO HAPPEN, you and I need to be READY to receive and work in our assignment.

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE READY FOR MY ASSIGNMENT AND HOW DO I GET READY?

First of all…
Our HEART must be right.
Secondly…
Our ATTITUDE must be right.

These are the TOP two things that keep us ready to receive our assignment from God.

But there are also a few more that I have to give you.

1. Be Willing to sacrifice and give up what SEEMS important for what is REALLY important.

Remember Elisha?
He burned his plow and sacrificed his oxen.

1 Kings 19:19-21 NKJV
[19] So he departed from there, and found Elisha the son of Shaphat, who was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen before him, and he was with the twelfth. Then Elijah passed by him and threw his MANTLE on him.

The battle in your life is REALLY about the MANTLE that God wants to place on you.

It’s about your assignment, because when you walk in the plan and path of God that he has assigned to your life, your life will POWERFULLY DISPLAY all of the things you were BORN FOR.

But you have to leave behind the GOOD to obtain the BEST.

You cannot hold on to the life YOU want and still get ahold of the life GOD WANTS TO GIVE YOU.

[20] And he left the oxen and ran after Elijah, and said, “Please let me kiss my father and my mother, and then I will follow you.” And he said to him, “Go back again, for what have I done to you?” [21] So Elisha turned back from him, and took a yoke of oxen and slaughtered them and boiled their flesh, using the oxen’s equipment, and gave it to the people, and they ate. Then he arose and followed Elijah, and became his servant.

2. Be ready by believing WHO God says you are.

Remember Gideon?

He was weak and afraid.
He did not believe in himself at ALL.
He did not believe anything good or worthy or important could come through his life.

But God had a different assignment for Gideon, and he began the assignment by CALLING GIDEON a new name.

The Lord called Gideon a mighty man of valor!

Judges 6:11-12 NKJV
[11] Now the Angel of the LORD came and sat under the terebinth tree which was in Ophrah, which belonged to Joash the Abiezrite, while his son Gideon threshed wheat in the winepress, in order to hide it from the Midianites. [12] And the Angel of the LORD appeared to him, and said to him, “The LORD is with you, you mighty man of valor!”

Stop depending on what you can accomplish on your own and begin to walk in the NAME that God wants to place in you and on you.

You have to operate in WHO God says you are.

3. Be ready to be obedient.

Scripture says if we are “willing and obedient, we will eat the GOOD OF the land…”

  • Obedience is better than sacrifice.
  • Obedience touches the heart of God.
  • Obedience sets you up to receive from God and experience his outpouring.

The Apostle Paul who was first called Saul, was literally knocked off his donkey and had a vision and call from Jesus himself.
Scripture says…

Acts 26:15-19 NKJV
[15] So I said, ‘Who are You, Lord?’ And He said, ‘I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting. [16] But rise and stand on your feet; for I have appeared to you for this PURPOSE, TO MAKE YOU a minister and a witness both of the things which you have seen and of the things which I will yet reveal to you.

God’s purpose through his purpose is TO MAKE YOU.
To make you something that you are NOT.
To make you something that he DESIGNED YOU TO BE.
To make you something that can be USED FOR HIS GLORY.

[17] I will deliver you from the Jewish people, as well as from the Gentiles, to whom I now send you, [18] to open their eyes, in order to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who are sanctified by faith in Me.’

THIS WAS PAUL’S ASSIGNMENT!

So Paul says…

[19] “Therefore, King Agrippa, I was not disobedient to the heavenly vision,

4. Be ready to work and stand.

Remember Nehemiah?

He was not scared of work nor was he afraid to stand up to Sanballat and Tobiah…his accusers.

God put it into Nehemiah’s heart to rebuild the WALL around the city…so he went to work.

He got busy.
He didn’t just organize a committee or start a protest.
Instead he got busy building!

Nehemiah himself…the leader…was working on the wall, putting in the bricks and staying ready to fight with the sword.

Nehemiah 2:10 NKJV
[10] When Sanballat the Horonite and Tobiah the Ammonite official heard of it, they were deeply disturbed that a man had come to seek the well-being of the children of Israel.

In this same way, the devil is disturbed and angry when men and women of God determine to rise up and rebuild the things of God in the land.

He will accuse us.
He will mock us.
He will persecute us.

We MUST RISE UP AND STAND OUR GROUND!

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It’s time to rebuild the things of God in the land!

  • Righteousness..
  • Holiness.
  • Pursuit of God.
  • Pureness of heart.
  • Desire for the presence of the Lord.

The people of God need to rebuild our pursuit of the Lord!

5. Be ready to pray and seek God.

Remember Daniel?

He continued to pray and seek his God even though the law was contrary to this act and the punishment was severe.
We know that Daniel was thrown into the den of lions for praying to God, but the threats did not stop him from praying.

Daniel received an assignment from God to record prophecies in his book that we STILL LOOK TO TODAY, AND HIS PROPHECIES LITERALLY AFFECT THE FUTURE THAT WE ARE ABOUT TO EXPERIENCE NOW…All because Daniel was READY for his assignment.

So…
If you are longing to see God move in your life and in the people that you love…don’t give up.

If you are praying and seeking God…don’t give up.

Here’s what to do…

Trust that your season is coming!

God has a season for you.
God has a plan for you.
God has an assignment for you.

But you must be ready for your assignment or you’ll miss the greatest work of God in your life.

Here’s what I believe the Lord spoke to my heart about this…

We are in DIVINE PREPARATION FOR A MOVE OF THE SPIRIT OF GOD.

Just like a volcanoes’ imminent explosion, the signs preceding a move of God are present.

It takes YEARS for a volcano to reach a level of capacity that will cause explosion.

It has to be filled up to the brim.

I believe God is allowing his church to become full to the brim with a divine desire for a move of the Spirit.

  • We are tired of seeing the world operate like it does.
  • We are tired of seeing our nation run towards destruction.
  • We are tired of seeing people we love turn from God.
  • We are tired of seeing the devil seem to win.

An explosion is brewing.

When the volcano of God erupts in the church…
It will send a tidal wave of destruction to the darkness!
It will plow down the works of the devil.
It will unleash LIFE on those who are dying.
It will unleash the move of God’s Spirit on those who are READY to receive it.

The vision in my heart is simple…

Droves of people coming to the altar again.
Multitudes experiencing the baptism of the Holy Spirit.
People being delivered from bondage, fear, and the life of sin.

Let me ask you…

Are you ready for YOUR assignment in the next move of God?

We don’t have long…NOW is the time to get ready.

Remnant prayer warriors it’s time to rise!


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Larry Shankle

My heart is for the church that Jesus is building and returning for...the church that the gates of hell will not prevail against.
More than anything, the desire of my heart is to see the greatest revival of the Holy Spirit, salvations, spiritual awakening, and for the miraculous to come back to the church, preparing believers for the return of Jesus.

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