Aaron’s Rod

Recently, I was perceiving the Living Word within me as an embryo. I don’t mean the spirit of Christ in me, because His spirit abides in us from the moment we open our hearts to him. But I mean Christ, the Word. The Living Word in me is an embryo. I was initially taken aback by this realization. I was asking God, “It’s taken 44 years of walking with You to reach this point. I don’t have another 44 years in this natural life. Is maturity really so far into the future?” There is a passage the Lord brought to my heart. But before going there, I want to express what I believe to be true. All the messages on mature sons, manifested sons, manifesting sonship, have the element of falseness in them. No one is walking in true maturity as defined by Christ, the Word, being completed in us. It is a sobering realization that we are not so far along as we would like to believe. It gives us perspective and a healthy dose of humility. The religious, soul realm always presumes more than it has. But it is enough to know the Word has been birthed in us. Now, for the passage of Scripture that came to my heart.

Psalm 144
12  That our sons may be as plants grown up in their youth; That our daughters may be as pillars, Sculptured in palace style;
13  That our barns may be full, Supplying all kinds of produce; That our sheep may bring forth thousands And ten thousands in our fields;
14  That our oxen may be well-laden; That there be no breaking in or going out; That there be no outcry in our streets.

God is greatly accelerating His Kingdom in us. It is according to the passage about God cutting the days short. While we may be in an embryonic state, we have the promise of accelerated growth. We are to be as plants grown up in our youth. Plants spring from seed, or embryos. There can be no plant without it first being a seed. Grown up in our “youth” is a mystical reference to maturity springing up even from an embryo. We are to be as Aaron’s rod that budded. Hopefully, everyone is familiar with the story. God commanded Moses that the heads of the twelve tribes should take an almond rod and write their name on it and place it before the presence of the Lord in the Tent of Meeting. This was the way God would indicate who He had chosen to stand with Moses. Here is the outcome:

12 Now on the next day Moses went into the tent of the testimony; and behold, the rod of Aaron for the house of Levi had sprouted and put forth buds and produced blossoms, and it bore ripe almonds.

Overnight in the presence of the Lord the almond rod put forth buds, produced blossoms, and bore ripe almonds! So shall it be for His sons in this hour. We humbly embrace His word in anticipation of a miracle growth in us. This is a true work of grace.

 

5 thoughts on “Aaron’s Rod

  1. I love this message and my reply may not have anything to do with this but about eleven years ago the Holy Spirit moved me to get out of bed and pray. I had been praying to experience God like Moses. Yes I was and still am a babe in Christ. I began to pray and the Word of God began to flow out of my mouth, I had read the Bible through but new I had not retained all that was flowing forth from my mouth. Now the Holy Spirit requested I call my sister and lay hands on her, I had no idea why but did as instructed. She came to the door and I to l d her what was going on. She said ok as I started to reach out toward her what I felt God through my arm was massive she hit the floor maybe before I even touched her. Now for at least two months this power would come upon me during prayer. The Spirit prayed continuously. And I can tell you this unless God does something to change our physical body we can’t contain His Glory. But He showed me things that we would do thru His Spirit that I could not understand how we would ever get to that point, but what He did in those couple of months was all about Him and nothing about my abilities or understanding of Him.

    • You are so right, Bonita. God gives us the foreshadowings of what He is to manifest in us. Later on, we may not experience Him in the same way, because ultimately, we are to be a faith oriented people who stand on His word even when nothing seems to line up with it. But God has shown you irrevocably what He is bringing. I believe you are so right in your statement about unless God changes our physical bodies we will not contain His glory. That too is part of the promise given us.

  2. I was just pondering something in the Word. Before the day of Pentecost there was a disciple that tried to cast out an unclean spirit and it would come out. And I think Jesus said it was a lack of faith. ( I don’t have my bible right now or I would find the scripture.) Anyway after the tongues of fire and the mighty rushing wind the disciples done these things also. Plus remember when the crowds walk by Peter they didn’t even touch him and they were healed. Do you think something took place that day that was greater than what we have experienced? I also think about the way they died. How it seemed without fear. I know God showed me a dream where I thought it was an out pouring of His Spirit. But when I drank of the water it was Love. Like I cannot explain. It was breathtaking. I have such a hunger for Him. Just wondering.

    • Jesus said in John 7:

      37 ¶ Now on the last day, the great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink.
      38 “He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, ‘From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.’”
      39 But this He spoke of the Spirit, whom those who believed in Him were to receive; for the Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.

      Drinking of the love of God as you mentioned is the key. You will be denied nothing because of that hunger. It was that same love abiding in the disciples that enabled them to do the things they did.

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