Carol King sang a song I am hearing in the spirit, I hear the words, “I feel the earth move under my feet; I feel the sky tumbling down; I feel my heart start to trembling whenever you’re around.” Shifting, moving, rumbling, it is not a sound I am hearing but a stirring I am feeling. He is near not to punish, not to shame, not to condemn, He is near to deliver, to save, to set free, I can feel it, He is so so near. God doesn’t manifest in the earth realm to put on a show, He comes on a mission. When He manifested through Moses in Egypt, He came to deliver a nation out of bondage; when He manifested through Joshua, Gideon and Deborah, it was to defeat their enemies; when He manifested on earth in Jesus it was to destroy the works of the devil (Acts 10:38). The manifestion of God is alway for a purpose not for a party.
As the sound of His footsteps is drawing closer to us here on earth, as the earth is beginning to shake beneath our feet, one thing we must know, is that He is coming to be glorified in us and through us. Now for this to happen, He need us to be confident in who He has made us to be. Why? Because confidence is evidence that it is not about you. Insecure people and arrogant people, who are two sides of the same coin, always talk about themselves, want things to be about them, because they don’t know who they are, so they need constant affirmation. But those who are confident in who God is and who God made them to be, don’t make self the number one subject. John who was confident and said, “He must ncrease, but I must decrease” (John 3:30).
Church, we have been taught to be weak, we have been told dying to self means you have no voice, but the Lord would say, the key to dying to self is confidence in God and confidence in who God has called you to be. When you are confident you are thinking about others, seeking out the good in others. Confidence is going to be a hallmark when the Lord manifests, which is why we will not be using the move of God to entertain people, but we will ALL do the work of the ministry which is to set the captives free. Confidence is key because confidence crushes insecurity and arrogance.