My personal journey to date has been mostly about correction and measurement -- the way God chose to begin the work of His Revelation, His reviving, in me. And bringing every thought captive to Christ has carried me far along this necessary Correction and Measurement.
"We are destroying speculations, and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ."
2 Corinthians 10:5
But now the preceding two verses in 2 Corinthians 10 have caught the attention of my spirit and I know it is God leading me on.
"For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh, for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but mighty before God for the destruction of fortresses."
2 Corinthians 10:3, 4
Is my correction and my measurement completed? Of course not! Do I still need to bring every thought captive to Christ? Of course! They are forever a vital part of my walk with God; I am still walking in the flesh.
But "fixing my eyes upon Jesus," I am to press on.
Remember the four ways God is reviving His work, the ways He is making Himself known? (Handbook 3, Article 1)
The following is the one He has chosen for the next part of my personal journey.
"He is aroused and risen from His holy habitation. He is coming and will dwell in our midst."
"The Lord will go forth like a warrior,
He will arouse His zeal like a man of war.
He will utter a shout, yes, He will raise a war cry.
(The Lord arises to contend and stands to judge His people.)
'I have kept silent for a long time.
I have kept still and restrained Myself.'"
Isaiah 42:13, 14
"Sing to the Lord, a new song.
Sing His praise from the end of the earth..."
"The Lord is a warrior, The Lord is His name..."
"The Lord your God is in your midst, a victorious warrior."
And then He brought this Scripture to my remembrance and I was stabbed again with sorrow.
"I have trodden the wine trough alone,
And from the peoples there was no man with Me...
For the day of redemption was in My heart...
And I looked and there was no one to help,
And I was astonished and there was no one to uphold;
So My own arm brought salvation to Me..."
Handbook 2 tells me that He is going forth again, He is reviving His work in the midst of the years, He is making Himself known. And I know He is looking to see if there is anyone among His people to go with Him this time.
And I know He is looking at me!