The Spirit of Acceleration
The Spirit of God is accelerating the Church in massive new ways. The Lord is wanting to move us strong and steady, however there is a thrusting power in the dunamos wave of the Holy Spirit. There is a Spirit of acceleration is happening all across the earth!
It is obvious that we are ripe with opportunities! We are living in a grand, opportune time in history. So many of the right pieces have been put in place and brought together for such a time as this. All of the right chips have been collected, the right ducks have been lined up, and a number of technologies, inventions, and even political shifts have come together in alignment.
YOUR ALIGNMENT IS YOUR ACCELERATION
When things come together in alignment, acceleration happens. Have you ever been in a house or been a part of an organization where there seems to be so much disorder and hectic chaos? Nothing can function when everything seems like a mess! Nothing can flow properly when everything is chaotic and it seems to be everywhere! Well this sadly is the common case and scenario in many people’s lives today. And not just individuals and families, but churches and businesses!
I believe the Lord is releasing a ceasing to the tornados and storms and the locusts and cankerworms. I believe that the Lord is bringing order to the chaos and He is bringing peace to the madness.
When there is unity within an organization, then the blessings and harvest can properly flow. We cannot expect to take off when the crew and staff of the airplane are not all on board. We all must be one in the taking off and flight of our dreams. Without unity there is no harvest. Without unity, there is no construction towards the future. Without alignment, there will be no acceleration. Are you aligned? There is acceleration in your alignment.
I was just in Tijuana, Mexico last week, witnessing countless deliverances, healings, and supernatural encounters! I love it! Being before the Pastors Alliance of Tijuana and ministering before one hundred plus pastors and leaders in this region was a huge honor and blessing.
I love what the Lord is doing in Tijuana. However, there is still so much help and need for development that the city desperately needs. The road conditions are a disaster in itself! It’s always a roller coaster when trying to drive through the city of Tijuana!
The streets are flooded with wild speed bumps, deep potholes, dips, and dives. There are stray cats, dogs, children, and vendors chaotically spread out in every direction. If you have ever been in Tijuana or to a third-world country, then I’m sure that you would know exactly what I am talking about.
I didn’t drive my Mustang to this trip. I would be mad to think that I could properly and safely drive my Mustang around these detrimental road conditions.
Isn’t it difficult and a struggle in itself to try to make it out alive through these driving conditions? Isn’t it a stress to try to weave in and out of all of this type of traffic?
PREPARE THE WAY OF THE LORD
The Lord is making things straight in our lives. He is raising up the potholes and cracks. He is filling in the crevices. He is flattening the surfaces of all that has been lifted up and against us. What does this mean? It means that the Lord is releasing humility.
Humility is the road for God’s glory to roll out upon. Humility is the foundation on which true unity is built upon. Humility and unity is the road which makes the way and path for the King to walk upon.
When we choose to humble ourselves, then and only then, will the Lord show up in great glory. We desperately need our Church to be humble in midst of this striving world. We desperately need our Church to be humble in midst of living in the greatest times of human history! Witnessing the greatest signs, wonders, and miracles that the world has ever seen can make one proud! Let us not boast in our works nor in the accomplishments of where our 21st century, modern Church has come. There is more!
Humility is the way up! Humility is the way forward. The Lord is raising up the lowly and He is bringing low the high and lofty, so that there will be a unified path, for the coming of Christ’s Kingdom.
THE SPIRIT OF ACCELERATION
I believe the Lord is gracing the Church with an anointing that the world has never seen before! This anointing is one that will create great innovative technologies, channels, and paths to manifest the Church’s God-given dreams and visions. All of this will be happening at an accelerated, rapid pace. Things are going to speed up.
Like the snow-ball affect, the momentum is going to take you over. Are you ready for this snowball momentum or are you still waiting on the sidelines?
Technology has made the way so that the things of our heart can truly be done more quickly than ever. What took the world ten years is now taking us ten days! What took our fathers and mothers fifteen years of learning in the pews of the Church, is taking this generation fifteen months of simply being saturated in the glory. There is a genuine Spirit of acceleration that is overtaking us. The tsunami wave of acceleration is taking us to a whole new level!
However, in midst of all of these advances in seeing God’s Kingdom established, we surely need the Spirit of humility to keep and sustain us. We must go low if we want to go high. We must go learn to go slow if we want to go fast. We must be steady in midst of the high and intense velocities of speed.
ACCELERATING FAST, PAST OUR PAST
About a month ago, I was in Redding, CA interviewing Chuck Parry of Bethel Church’s Healing Rooms for our brand new TV channel, Ben Lim TV. (You can check out our content here at: www.benlimtv.com) You won’t regret it!
During one of the mornings that we were in Redding, we left a Starbucks Coffee shop and began to drive towards the freeway. As we were driving, I told my friend who is currently living in Redding, “I bet that I am the only one in Redding who is driving a Mustang Convertible.” I assumed that there would be more people driving around in pick-up trucks and SUVs because we were in the Northern California mountainous regions. We were driving in my convertible, top down and all, and it was glorious!
As my friend and I were conversing, he then said to me, look who’s in front of you. I looked and saw that the car directly in front of us, was a brand new, firey red Corvette! I was amazed. I then thought to myself and said, “Wait, that is Kris Vallaton!” I remembered seeing his new car in one of his Instagram Photos.
I quickly drove to the right side of him and I began waving at him! I was ecstatic because Kris Vallaton is such a hero of the faith and it would have made my day if we could’ve had some type of interaction! Haha! Even from driving side-by-side from one another, any sort of acknowledgement would have been tremendous! I felt like a little fanboy! Haha!
For a few minutes, our cars were side-by-side each other, stuck in traffic. I continued to wave at him and called out his name from my top-down Convertible. I thought that he would hear or see me but it seemed like he was either totally oblivious or he was trying to intentionally ignore me.
After a few minutes of trying to get his attention, availing with no result, I then sped up and cut him off on the entrance of the freeway! I accelerated and went passed him, cutting him off onto the highway! Haha!
My Mustang Convertible had smoked his red Coverette! ;] Take that!
I share this funny story with you because as humorous and maybe even obnoxious as it sounds, the Lord spoke to me through this moment. The Lord spoke to me to my heart about this next move of God.
It is the will of God for this current generation to move pass our fathers, mothers, and the generals that have plowed before us. The tables are set. The lots have fallen into the proper places. The games are ready to begin!
As risky, stupid, senseless, and even foolish my action in cutting Kris off on the highway was, these are some of the typical characteristics of accelerating.
Don’t be afraid to accelerate. Don’t be afraid to move forward. Don’t be afraid to do the risky and to do what seems foolish. I’m not telling you that it’s okay to break the law here, but when we’re led by the Spirit, there is no law against us.
Accelerating and gaining speed can cause us to lose control of safety and comfort. The greater the speed the greater the danger. The higher the speed the greater the risk. The faster the speed, the faster the fall. What’s the rush?
You may ask and say, what is the rush? Why can’t we slowly, carefully, and systematically approach this and take our time? Why can’t we play it safe and not rock the boat? Why can’t we just be cozy and comfortable and keep with our strategies, plans, and timetables? Beloved, wake up! Now is the time to act. Now is the time to move forward with your years of planning and wanton meandering. Now is the time for the Holy Spirit to add breathe, power, and momentum to your dream!
“The power of the LORD came on Elijah and, tucking his cloak into his belt, he ran ahead of Ahab all the way to Jezreel.” (1 Kings 18:46 NIV)
The Holy Spirit came upon Elijah and caused him to prosper and to quickly be teleported. He ran ahead in supernatural speed!
When the Spirit of God was poured out in Acts 2, in the Day of Pentecost, quick and radical growth began to happen! There is always speed when there is power! The greater the horsepower, the greater the speed!
For so long, the Lord has been waiting to speed and awaken His Church to the new thing that He is doing. For so long, the Church has been daunted and darkened by religion and religious forms and yesterday’s traditions. The Lord has been wanting to speed up His Church so that we would be the innovating, leaders of creativity, community development, entrepreneurism, and international change. We are the City on a hill that cannot be hidden! It’s time for us to shine our illuminating and glorious light of Christ Jesus! The Spirit of acceleration is breaking the Church out of her slumber.
The Spirit of prophecy is the Spirit of acceleration. A fresh prophetic Word will always give life. The Spirit of prophecy is the power that sends electric currents and shock waves to the hearts of the sleeping and dead. Those who need to be revived will be by the Spirit of prophecy, which is the testimony of Jesus.
Encountering Jesus will always bring revival. Truly encountering the love of God will always increase momentum. The Spirit of prophecy is going to accelerate the Church in the new thing and move that the Lord is orchestrating.
Don’t be afraid to pass your elders. Don’t be afraid to move forward in your calling. Don’t be afraid to move into new grounds and territories. Don’t be afraid to accelerate.
“I have more understanding than all my teachers, for Your testimonies are my meditation. I understand more than the ancients, because I keep Your precepts.” – Psalm 119:99-100
The Psalmist is saying that he is greater than his elders. Is this pride speaking or is this him being brutally honest? Is the Psalmist degrading and putting down the ancient patriarchs of the faith or is he just being realistic?
Do not be proud beloved. It is our own strength, skills, and gifts that has made us. It is solely because of the grace of God that we are living in such times of glory. Don’t be proud that we have access to such power and don’t let your head ever outgrow your heart.
The heart of every father, mother, leader, and teacher, is that their sons, daughters, children, and disciples will excel and go further, farther, and faster in life than they could have ever gone. Nothing brings the Father greater joy and glory than to see His children get it and go forward!
It’s time for the Spirit of acceleration to dominate you and to possess you in your moving forward. The Lord is going to quicken all that He is doing. He is quickening and adding speed, momentum, weight, and magnitude to all that you are and are doing. There is a Spirit of acceleration coming upon the Church and this generation.
Why you may ask?
Simply because you have kept yourself humble. Simply because you have chosen to come into alignment and honor those who are around you. Simply because you have hungered after Him. Simply because this is the divine, opportune time of the Lord. This is all by the hand and grace of God.
Don’t neglect this grace and still slumber and sloth. You have no excuses. It’s time for you to speed up and accelerate towards your destiny!
Keep yourself humble and watch the Lord accelerate you through traffic, passing the giants of the faith, towards greater glory.
Too many of us have been left behind while the Lord is far ahead somewhere in the distance. Many of us have been dragging our feet in the dirt, struggling or even stubbornly not wanting to be led.
We shall not go ahead of God not shall we be behind Him. Let us keep in step with Him! Let us keep in step with the Spirit.
What’s stopping you? Speed up!