The Lord is speaking that it is time to realign, recalibrate, reform all for the purpose of acceleration. All by Grace upon Grace.
Everything in building hinges upon the plumbline. This is the very foundation everything is built upon. Jesus said He would build His Church and He will do what He said through His people in these final days. Be encouraged and strengthen yourselves in your most Holy Faith.
The Spirit of God just reigned down upon me and my eyes opened to what this truly meant for the sons of God mentioned in Romans 8:22-23. The office of the apostle and prophet are coming back and in a Grace not seen since the first apostles. These men and women filled with the fire of God will be carrying a message with real weight.
Everything that God builds is built plumb, straight, square and fair.
What is a Plumbline- In Jesus time it was a cord weighted with lead that is used in building to check that vertical structures are true. It is used symbolically to refer to the divine standard against which God, the builder of His people, tests and judges them. It also symbolizes the standards by which God will rebuild His people through the remnant. They will be rebuilt true to God’s plumb-line… Gods Word is His Testimony: Isa 28:16-17 See also Ps 51:18-19; Isa 1:25-26; Ps 89:14; Ps 97:2; Ps 99:4; Isa 16:5
It is SO important for the foundation of the church to be aligned properly. Having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus Himself being the corner stone, (Ephesians 2:20).
You see, a church founded upon the teaching of the apostles and the prophets has to, in turn, have a true alignment for that teaching. The 5 five-fold ministry is how the body of Christ matures. So much of the burden carried by leaders today will be lifted because the entire Body will Rise up in unity with apostolic leaders mentoring them. In this New Era the prophets words shall carry the Kabod Glory (the Honor of God) behind them. The Words they speak SHALL come to pass and shall be followed by sign, wonders and miracles.
How do we know if the teaching of the apostles and prophets is correct? Or what if they disagree with each other – as when Paul challenged Peter in Galatians 2? What is the ultimate authority that establishes the plumb line for the authoritative teaching of the 5 five fold ministry? First being apostles and second prophets… The Holy Spirit speaking through Paul says it is Jesus Christ – “Christ Himself being the corner stone.”
Christ will be these sons and daughters personal cornerstones in their daily lives. These are men and women who truly dug down in the secret place until they hit bed Rock. And the fresh oil gained in secret will began to flow as the river of living water comes forth in their lives. They are Firebrands for Jesus Christ and are truly filled with His Truth and Jesus’ Grace. Purity and Power go hand and hand, but that only comes from our understanding that it is by Grace through our Faith. Our righteousness is a gift from Christ and now we com boldly to our Fathers throne in a time of need for mercy and grace.
A Rock solid intimate relationship with Jesus from within the secret place. Those who have sought the Lord diligently in secret need to truly get ready for their reward outwardly. John 17:3 clearly states “This is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent. To know is the original Word “YADA”. This manifests Jesus Christ upon the earth because He labors with those who speak His Truth, those who line up with the pure Truth taught by the Holy Spirit… the Spirit of Truth.
This is such good news for those who have struggled and fought and who have not forsaken their love for Jesus.
I speak over you now… that refreshing is coming to the Body of Christ. Abundance of Life is coming to you. Dead religion with no power is going away. We will reign through Jesus Christ due to His abundant provision as it is written in Romans 5:17.
God is building a remnant of sons and daughters that line up with His Word… standard bearers of the plumbline. This will call for great grace (Acts 4:33) and this great grace was upon the apostles and prophets manifesting Jesus upon this earth as in Romans 8:19: For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.
The plumb line ultimately represents the King of Righteousness – Jesus Christ! Simple physics reveals to us that the gravitation pull of the earth points to its physical center core. So a line, attached to a higher base and weighted at the other end with a pointed weight, will always point to the center of the earth.
We read in Isaiah:
“16 Therefore, thus says the Lord GOD:
See, I am laying a stone in Zion,
a stone that has been tested,
A precious cornerstone as a sure foundation;
whoever puts faith in it will not waver.
17 I will make judgment a measuring line,
and justice a level.
Hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies,
and waters shall flood the hiding place… ” (Isaiah 28:16-17 )
We understand that a line is straight without variation. It is the shortest distance between two points. Righteousness, too, must be perfect; and justice that enforces righteousness is also perfectly straight without variation. Righteousness is the starting point of the line, and justice is its end.
2 Corinthians 5:21
“For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.”
Perfect righteousness is perfect obedience to the Laws of God. Gods greatest Law is love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. All is All and this remnant that has this abundance of grace upon them will impart so much intimacy within the body of Christ to cause the Body Of Christ to truly hunger and thirst for His righteousness and then ALL this shall be added.
This is what God is addressing in the principle of the plumb line. The prophet Amos understood that God was using it to test the spirituality, morality, and genuineness of the people against the standard. The test answers the question, “Are they really God’s people?” Jesus’ still continues to ask… “WHO DO YOU SAY THAT I AM”. In your life? Is God the Lord over your entire life. Is Jesus FIRST in ever place of your life? God wants to show that His children are exhibiting His characteristics.
This idea of a spiritual standard of measure transferred directly into the New Testament church. God uses similar imagery, a measuring rod, in Revelation 11:1. To The Laodicean Church (Revelation 3:14-22), God uses fire to refer to a test instead of a plumb line.
What will the test reveal about our Christian growth (I Corinthians 3:9-16)? We are commanded to grow “to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ” (Ephesians 4:13). From this we see that the plumb line is God’s revelation of Himself as the standard. Be imitators of me, just as I also am of Christ.
This also shows a clear example of the biblical use of a plumb line Amos 7:7-17, a building tool used to determine if an object is upright (righteous). Does God hold the plumb line against Amaziah or Amos? Actually, He judges both. Amaziah represents the false religions, and Amos represents the true religion. The content of their conversation reveals how God would judge them. Primarily, though, God was evaluating Amos.
Men whose labor involve observance of the natural laws of God will have great wisdom to recognize the full meaning and importance of the Plumb Line in the building of a building. Gods standard for building His Body is: And He gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
They will know that a building must be built upon a firm foundation. Upon the foundation that God placed the measuring line upon. That foundation is upon the office of the apostle and prophet. Only with these two offices functioning within the Body of Christ will all denominations become one and be in one accord. This will happen and must happen before Jesus Christ comes back. Unity of faith.
It is very important that we know each other by the way we love one another. I do not get mad at someone who challenges me or questions what God is working through me. God can back His own Name and His Word shall not come back void. Identity is Key in this Era. Who am i in Christ and what is my purpose within the Body of Christ.
The plumbline will be revealed as the sons of God manifest upon the earth and this will be what God uses to line us up with Him. God is no respecter of persons. His Love is equal to us all.
Choose Today that your house shall serve the Lord and your House will be a House of Prayer.
This decade is going to be an abundance of Grace flooding the Body of Christ! You have been born for such a time as this!