You and I are the last days generation. We are the generation that has been fully equipped with all the spiritual tools and revelation necessary to let God's Glory fill the earth. We are the ones who will bring Jesus back for His Church. God has given our generation revelation that previous generations have not had. He has shown us how to use our faith and His Word to change our world and bring in His kingdom.

Do you want to know how we are going to be the generation that brings back Jesus for His Church? It's by letting God freely pour out His blessings on us like no previous generation has seen! To find out how that is going to happen, let's take a fresh look at a very familiar passage about living in the blessings of God - Deuteronomy 28:1-2: "And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the Lord thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth: And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God."

Notice that passage of Scripture does not say, "It might come to pass... There is a good chance that it could come to pass... If everything works out all right, there is a strong possibility it will come to pass." It says, "It shall come to pass... The Lord thy God will set thee on high above all nations... These blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee."

This is much more significant than the casual, powerless words people drop when they say, "Bless you." When God blesses us, He empowers us. He gives us the power to receive everything we need to excel in every area of life: spirit, soul, body, finances and relationships. We are to walk as an empowered generation! We are to walk in the "it shall come to pass" of God.

Do you want to unlock the unlimited provision of God for this day? Be diligent about the voice of the Lord. Let His Word fill your eyes and your heart. Let it fill your lips. I know diligence is not usually an exciting word, but when you see the power and provision that word will unlock in your life, you will literally run to attend consistently to the things of God's Word. Diligence is not dredging up some great reserve of soulish effort. It means choosing what we give our attention to. Diligence simply refers to that about which you are attentive and busy about doing. If a person is doing nothing, then nothing has his attention. And we produce what we give our attention to. What does being diligent about nothing produce? Nothing.

A generation that gives its attention to the Word will soon start thinking, speaking and acting according to its authority as a believer. It will loose burdens and destroy yokes and start enforcing his defeat on every hand. No wonder the devil gets agitated over believers who begin to give attention to the Word of God! He knows the continual flow of blessings that will follow spells total defeat for him!

We live in the day Satan so desperately tried to keep from coming. He deceived generations of believers into an understanding of blessing without power. He convinced them to be diligent about religion instead of about God and the promises of His Word. But God didn't let him get away with it. God came on the scene in the Twentieth century to restore what the devil, religion and unbelief had stolen from His people - and consequently had stolen from Him. He restored the new birth and revelation of it. He restored the Baptism in the Holy Spirit and revelation of it. He restored revelation of the gifts of the Spirit - the things men said had passed away. God restored these things, demonstrating that He and His Word will never pass away. Revelation is coming quickly and with great substance and power to the Body of Christ all over this earth. The Glory has come, and as God said, "The whole earth will be filled with My Glory."

Make a decision to be diligent and do it. Make a quality decision that you are going to line up with what God's Word says, no matter what anyone or anything else says. Decide upfront, before situations arise, that God is right. Make a decision with which you will not argue and from which you cannot retreat. Determine that you're going to operate by faith, based on what God has said, instead of operating by fear, based on what the world says. Diligence is the only thing that can push us over the top in spiritual matters. Be Diligent With God's Word. Settle where you stand concerning God's Word at this time in His dealings with man. Decide you are going to be diligent in the Word. Decide you are going to be diligent to do what God has said.

It's time for intensive training. It's time for quality decisions from which there is no retreat and with which there is no longer any argument. God is looking for believers who will walk in His power moment-by-moment, day-by-day, prospering in every area of life as vessels through whom His Glory can flood the earth. I assure you, when we are in that place where God's blessings are flowing to us and through us, the devil's day is over. There's nothing he can do except flee, trying to escape the Anointing of Jesus in us and on us. And there's no place he can hide.

The time is now. God's Word is clear. His plan has been set in motion. There is not another generation to come along and pick up our mistakes and go on where we have missed it. We are going to do it. We are it. Time has run out. We are the generation that is going to see this thing through to the end. We will be diligent to hearken to the Word of God. And we shall see the "it shall come to pass" of God's end-time Glory!

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Eagle Mountain International Church, Inc.
aka:  Kenneth Copeland Ministries