Monday, March 7, 2011

Assemble the Elders!

For the last few weeks, it has been burning in my heart that we have come into a time of shifting in the Body of Christ.  There is a call going out from the Holy Spirit to assemble the elders.  This is a new season, in which, there will be raised up, like never before, an assembly of elders, who will pour out into the next generation wisdom and revelation, that will ignite a revival in our land that will not fade away, but will endure until the coming again of Christ.

It was no surprise to the Lord, that there would be a generation of "baby boomers" that would come into the winter season of their life in huge numbers.  There is collective wisdom, both in the natural and in the supernatural, that is now going to be imparted to the next generations.

There will be an honor and respect return towards the elders among us in the Kingdom of God.
The very generation that spurned their elders, "You can't trust anyone over the age of thirty,"  is going to reverse that curse and begin to show honor to the elders among us.  Wisdom is arising!

In the prophet Joel, there are several references to assembling the elders.  In Joel 1:
2 Hear this, you aged men, give ear, all inhabitants of the land! Has such a thing happened in your days, or in the days of your fathers? 3 Tell your children of it, and let your children tell their children, and their children another generation.


And again:
14 Sanctify a fast, call a solemn assembly. Gather the elders and all the inhabitants of the land to the house of the LORD your God; and cry to the LORD. 


And again in Joel 2:
15 Blow the trumpet in Zion; sanctify a fast; call a solemn assembly;16 gather the people. Sanctify the congregation; assemble the elders;  (Emphasis mine)


These are all references to the last days.  I hear God speaking to my heart as one who is entering into my elder years, "Get ready!  Prepare to be poured out!  Assemble yourself with the Body of Christ, and receive all that your elders have to give."  I am being called to lift up every elder in my life with respect and dignity, to encourage them and let them know how very essential they are to all of us!  And I am being called to lay aside my childish ways and walk into my own maturity; to see my Lord Jesus, face to face and receive every bit of wisdom He has for me so that I may raise up the next generations. 


Praise to the Ancient of Days!!  
Blessings, Anna Marie