In prayer this morning I sensed in the spirit a speed that demands us to be streamlined. It was as though I saw the arms of a clock spinning around the clock at an uncommon pace. The Lord made it clear to me that we must keep things simple if we are going to move at His speed. The Holy Spirit then dropped the verse in Hebrews 12:1 in my spirit, “Since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith.” The key word highlighted to me was not sin, but encumbrance. It means bulk, mass, weight, bulging, hinderance.
The days of excess are over and the days of access are upon us. If you have access to abundance you do not need to hoard excess out of fear of running out. Religion operates in excess, the kingdom operates in access. The demarcation is going to become more and more clear. When Jesus sent out the 70 to go ahead of him to a variety of cities, He told them to not bring excess for He had granted them access (Luke 10). These men came back and reported all they did in Jesus’ name, they were streamlined and therefore were able to access power and move swiftly from place to place.
There has been a quantum shift that has taken place in the spirit, the days of slow moving, trudging through religious ways of doing things are over for the kingdom of God is at hand. Just like there are still people who have landlines in their house, there will always be those who remain in religion, but just like the majority of people have gone mobile with cell phones, so will most people streamline in order to move at the pace of the kingdom. Everything has changed, now we must be quick to conform for the kingdom of God is at hand.