“Liable” bewailed herself. She knew about the blood of Jesus and she knew about the cross, and by faith, had applied them to her life, but “Why? Why?” she cried, “is my name not changed?”
Standing at attention, she saluted her commander-in-chief, but when He said: “At ease,” she was unable to be at ease due to a snake embedded in the nape of her neck. “Jesus, Jesus!” she cried out. “Let your name do its work!”
A ball of fire came from heaven and He answered her out of it: “Hear me daughter of Zion: Rest can only come when your flesh is consumed by Me. It is THEN your form will be changed, and it is then that you‘ll be “Liable” no more. Open your mouth wide, for your mouth is the entrance of my fire which will consume everything not like Me. Know that you shall be “My Glory” in full manifestation and you shall minister my fire, purifying everything you touch.
Behold the day is coming that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that is coming, shall burn them up, saith the Lord of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch. But onto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and you shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall. And you shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, saith the Lord of hosts.” (Malachi 4: 1-3)
That’s YOU my Beloved! Get ready!!”
I believe it was Watchman Nee who said that there is a vast difference between a submitted will and a harmonious one. The neck symbolically has to do with “the will” and most of us, if not everyone, have not always automatically willed the will of God with a harmonious will. I give thanks and praise to God for the times I have submitted mine to Him, but I have not ONLY done what the Father showed me to do, and this is true of all of us. We, like the stiff-necked Israelites of old, have had a will of our own.
It’s going to take much fire before the body of Christ will be victorious in every situation, speaking not our words, ONLY His, …rendering good for evil, …. not defending ourselves, … being still, when our souls are clamorous,…not using our reasoning minds subverting the way of simplicity and faith,… not pointing our fingers at others, but instead, having ALL the fruit of the Spirit operating in us that has no rotten spots and accompanying flies. Ah, the sevenfold spirit does not come without suffering and much fire, but Hallelujah! Soon, the fire will consume everything in us that is not like Christ, and we will no longer be liable: We’ll be “RELIABLE,” the long awaited overcomers risen up to take dominion…. Oh yes, we’ll be the ones shouting: “The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord!”
Can you picture us now-….. even you and I, setting this world on fire in the demonstration of the power of the Almighty? Hallelujah! It’s the destiny of reliable ones!