Apostle Daniel Emerson, Senior Leader of ATR Global Ministries Instructor with Harvest Summit Bible Institute, Founder and CEO of Maximized University
I felt the unction of the Holy Spirit quicken me saying, "The Increase is here!" There are many in the body of Christ that've been seeking God and contending for breakthrough and increase.
I felt very strongly that this will be a season of great encounters of the Lord. The grand exchange is upon us and God is calling his people to come and sit with him. He is ready to give his people many new things that would answer the prayers of not just their own, but even Nations. Yes, I sense very strongly that this is grand shift and exchange taking place in the Body of Christ. It must start in the heart first. It must start in the heart with you and the Lord. His heart is readily available to encounter. God's people must want to know Him more than obtaining the increase and breakthrough.
I heard very clearly, In the knowing of me, all things that you need shall be increased. The Lord desires to be encountered. He wants his people to want him more than the increase and breakthroughs. Could it be possible that we miss the entire point of ministry altogether because we seek the hand of God through his power, but fail to sit and touch his heart first?
God wants to give us the desires of our hearts. Even when it is nice things, influence and breakthroughs that impact lives on a greater scale. However, the way He wants to give it to us is by:
Seek first the Kingdom of God and all of his righteousness, and everything shall be added unto you. Matt. 6:33
When we press in to know Him and all of his love, glory and power we begin to stir heaven. I believe we touch God's heart. When we desire to encounter the one who hold everything in his hands that's when everything in his hands falls in our laps.
God sees your path, because He is the one who put you on it. No matter where you are and what you are facing right now God wants you to know that the increase is yours. The question is does he have your heart? And are you willing to just stop and encounter him so that he can deposit what you need in your hands for the journey ahead?
Stop looking at your mountains, giants and storms head and encounter the living presence of God. The increase is here. The grand exchange and shift is upon the Body of Christ. Posture and position yourself to receive. Open your heart. Open your mind. God will increase you to fill the earth with His Glory! Simply ask the Lord wherever you are: "Come & Encounter Me Lord!"
Here are seven ways that you can look for the increase through your encounter with Him. I believe these will be keys to the future move, shift and breakthrough for the Church.
As you encounter the Lord watch the increase in the knowledge of God as we walk worthy of Him, and are fruitful in every good work. “Being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God” (Col. 1:10).
As you encounter the Lord watch the increase in the knowledge of Christ and becoming like Him in character, as we walk in fellowship with Him. “Learn of Me; for I am meek and lowly in heart” (Matt. 11:29).
As you encounter the Lord watch the increase in the knowledge of His will by doing it. “That ye might be filled with the knowledge of His will” (Col. 1:9).
As you encounter the Lord watch the increase in the knowledge of His love, by being taken up with Him who loves us. “To know the love of Christ which passeth knowledge” (Eph. 3:19).
As you encounter the Lord watch the increase in the knowledge of His power by trusting. “That I may know Him and the power of His resurrection” (Phil. 3:10).
As you encounter the Lord watch the increase in the knowledge of His glory by looking to Him. “The light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ” (2 Cor. 4:6).
As you encounter the Lord watch the increase in the knowledge of His purpose, as we are taught by the Spirit through the Word. “When the Spirit of Truth is come, He will guide you into all truth” (John 16:13).
When we encounter the Lord we learn to know Him. Watch this grand exchange and shift come upon your life as you begin to unlock the knowledge of his purpose, his glory, his power, his love, his will and of Himself to you.
May this Spirit of the living God touch you today. May every form of sickness, confusion, delay, dysfunction be destroyed! May the very finger of the Living God touch you now in your heart, mind and body. May you receive the fresh impartation of the Holy Spirit. And may the Lord increase you in all areas of your life while continue to seek him. In Jesus name. Amen