The Glory of the Servant
"See, my servant will act wisely; he will be raised and lifted up and highly exalted" (Isaiah 52:13).
When Isaiah wrote this, the idea of a servant being raised and exalted was NOT an idea that the culture would have given any thought to. Here, God is speaking a message through the prophet Isaiah to people identified as a slave, a maid, a butler, a servant, a housekeeper, a gardener, or anyone that was living in a situation that meant for them to serve another that had power, prestige, money, or position.
God is describing that this servant of His will be exalted and acting with wisdom. We have accepted this as a prophecy referring to Jesus, but it also has more implication than just about one Being.
"Just as there were many who were appalled at him because his appearance was so disfigured beyond that of any human being and his form marred beyond human likeness— so he will sprinkle many nations, and kings will shut their mouths because of him. For what they were not told, they will see, and what they have not heard, they will understand" (Isaiah 52:14-15).
Isaiah says there is a disfigurement of a human being that is beyond any human likeness. This is describing the "body of Jesus." However, we have accepted that Isaiah is referring to Jesus hanging on the cross, not associating that it is also referring to the body of Christ today when Paul says, "Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to your neighbor, for we are all members of one body" (Ephesians 4:25).
Isaiah uses the word "sprinkle" in 52:15 which we interpret in English to mean: scatter, mist, lightly dot, drops of water. The Hebrew word that Isaiah is using is Strong's #5137 – "Nazah" – meaning to startle, shock, suddenly happening, gush, squirt, spurt, or belch forth. This gives a whole different picture of this prophecy than using the English form of the word.
Isaiah's prophecy says that the body of Jesus Christ is disfigured beyond any human form or likeness, yet will suddenly shock – startle – many nations, and kings will be speechless because of His body – the true church. What they were not told and never heard, they will now SEE and understand.
The question we need to be asking is, "What message will the body of Christ -the true church (not denominations), release to the world suddenly that they have not yet heard? We've heard all about topics of: Heaven and hell theories, end times theories, rapture theories, marriage teachings, how to be a disciple of Jesus, how to live a Christian life, how to raise your children, how to – how to – how to!
There is no "shocking news" with any of those topics that are going to change nations and shut the mouth of kings. What could possibly be spurted out suddenly from the disfigured, marred body of Christ Jesus – the church - that will shock the world?
Many teachers of the Scriptures will say this was the cross and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Yes, there is a place to rest that thought; however, did the cross and resurrection shock nations and shut the mouth of kings? Is the Word of God new every morning (Lamentations 3:23)? Is it possible that Isaiah was prophesying a blessing for the body of Christ today that is powerful enough to shock nations and kings?
As we continue, remember this statement:
The greatest challenge for the next move of God to break through the Heavens and appear in the earth is the war within the minds and hearts of the people that were a part of the last move.
When God unveils a revelation of what He is doing in this season, it is always a process of "suddenly – shock – unexpected."
"Look at the nations and watch—and be utterly amazed. For I am going to do something in your days that you would not believe, even if you were told" (Habakkuk 1:5).
Those that are determined that their season is the absolute of what God is doing, refusing to be open minded, will turn the previous move of God into a religion of man's theology justifying their belief with the Scriptures, and creating an antichrist spirit against this next move.
We may believe that we have an open mind to the ways of God, but the magnitude and intensity of His ways we cannot grasp, so we will try to process His next move with the last move.
Think about how many traditions we identify with our relationship with God and Jesus Christ today that were not part of the church in the beginning: What clothes you wear to a church service, what music is sung, what instruments are played, what the topics are presented, how the communion/Eucharist is served, who is entitled to speak or lead a service, what kind of training is necessary to lead, the church building and expenses, the outreach missions, the overseers of particular branches/denominations of the church. In each of these areas there has been historical changes as part of cultures that had nothing to do with the moves of God. The moves of God always begin with an open window of what is going on in Heaven. None of the above-mentioned church interests will be found in the Heavenly realm where God is ruling in His Kingdom.
It is the culture of God that breaks the patterns of men when God says HE WILL DO A NEW THING! A reformation – a paradigm shift - always occurs when God is doing a new thing.
"The Lord said unto me, Amos, what sees thou? And I said, A plumb line. Then said the Lord,
Behold, I will set a plumb line in the midst of my people Israel" (Amos 7:8).
When God is unveiling a new thing, it becomes the plumbine – the new standard – for the present season, and anything of previous seasons, that do not line-up with God's new move will need to be cut-off or pruned back for the best fruit to be produced from the branch. SELAH.
God's new move always requires a behavioral pattern change…
Coffee Conversation with Papa:
MY children are missing their blessings of today because they are living in a lie that eternal Life is something they receive after their flesh/body expires. This is living in idolatry - living in a devalued thought process of Christ in You.
I AM with them whereever they are. My presence is ETERNAL LIFE. Eternal Life for humanity is to KNOW ME as a HOLY KISS with the Words of their mouth and the meditations of their heart. Eternal Life is moving and having their BEING in Christ Jesus NOW as My offspring so that when the world sees them, they see ME - LIGHT, LIFE, and LOVE. It is because the Son of God HAS already come and HAS already given Himself - TRUTH- to all humanity, ALL humanity now has the potential ability to BE the manifestation of releasing the Kingdom of Heaven into the world.
You are gods, children of MINE, the MOST HIGH God, but many will crossover/die as little prince & princess that carry the royal DNA of ME, never growing up to do MY business in the earth filling the earth with the manifestation of MY GLORY that is in them. As I AM, so is ALL humanity created in MY image, not just those that know ME.
Tell My children that because of Jesus Christ and the finished work of the cross, they now have the resurrection power of ME to impart Eternal Life, Heavens' domain - MY Kingdom - into their earthly world, for the earth belongs to ME, and I have promised to MYSELF that the knowledge of MY GLORY in them will shine as a crystal sea.
I give MY permission for them to rule and reign today as kings and priests in the rulership and authority of Jesus Christ. This blessing is available today. They must first believe they are already a royal priesthood and Holy nation in the earth to BE the ETERNAL LIFE, LIGHT, and LOVE where they go. Do you believe?
(Titus 1:2, John 17:3, John 4:17, 1 John 5:20-21, Col. 1:27, Psalm 19:14, Acts 17:28, Psalm 82:6, John 10:34, Ezek. 43:2, Hab. 2:14, Rev. 14:7, 1 Peter 2:9.)