I see a picture of a great and magnificent stage. The director is excitedly buzzing around, putting the last touches into place; the final pieces are being placed together before the grand curtain is drawn. There is a holy hush, and the angels are watching with great longing and anticipation for the sons and daughters of the Most High to be revealed (Romans 8:19).
These dear ones have been through the fire, yet they have kept their hearts pure. Instead of allowing the fire to make them bitter, the sons and daughters have clung even tighter to Jesus, allowing a greater intimacy to be birthed with Him. They have ran to the secret place and have allowed the Lord to minister to their hearts during the extreme trials and testing. The sons and daughters have withstood wagging tongues and persecution, resisting the urge to rise up and defend themselves, or make themselves of no reputation. Instead, they have allowed Jesus to be their Defender. The children of God have turned the other cheek and have chosen to love, rather than hate, when harsh words and false accusations have been hurled in their direction.
God has seen the hearts of His children; He is rising on the scene as a Mighty Warrior. The Lord is roaring over them. He is announcing their recompense and vindication, as the King’s sons and daughters have not sought to make a name for themselves or be elevated on a platform.
The Lord has come to bestow great honor on His humble ones, for they long to simply lay down their lives, sold out as a vessel completely surrendered to Him. God is coming to shower His faithful children with blessings and favor. “For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor; no good thing does he withhold from those who live with integrity” (Psalm 84:11). His children have been seeking out and doing the will of the Father, and like Christ, this has become the desire of their hearts (John 4:34).
I hear the Lord saying, “Lights, camera, action,” as He pulls back the curtain and reveals His faithful ones. I see Him putting His royal robes on them and placing crowns upon their heads. The favor, recompense, and approval of the Father is being declared over the children of the Most High God, even in the same areas that the enemy and people on this earth have mocked them. The King of kings is putting His sons and daughters on display as vessels of honor, reflecting the Father’s glory and heart.
The testimony of the Father’s goodness to His children will go forth, even into the nations. It is written, “Ask of Me, and I will surely give the nations as your inheritance, and the very ends of the earth as your possession” (Psalm 2:8). The Lord has seen and is rewarding the pure hearts of His faithful ones, and He is about ready to show up and show out on their behalf!
It’s harvest time, and the sons and daughters will enjoy the fruit of their labor, as God is going to restore all that had once been lost and stolen. Get ready for divine restoration that will be bigger and greater than anything you have ever imagined! As it is written, “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love Him” (1 Corinthians 2:9).