They believed the promise would come, but they would have to position themselves to receive HIM.
The plan of redemption was not just to get us into heaven, but that God would be glorified, Jesus would be glorified, and it would restore the former glory of God's intentions for all of mankind.
"No fair hoggin' the remedy! We must share Jesus with others." (One of many "Esther-isms")
It's time to get up! Just as Deborah in the Book of Judges commanded the captain of the army when they were surrounded by the enemy. It is time for the Church to rise into the position of partnering with God, being an extension of Him on the earth. It's time to represent Him fully, in demonstration and power. We must know who we are. We cannot do this in our own strength, but as an extension of God, we can be confident as we obey Him and make Him known on the earth.
God has given us many tools to overcome fear and navigate to safety and peace!
We are positioning ourselves for the glory of God to invade the earth, which will render the enemy powerless and ineffective.
The glory is here to remove your fear and fill you with Holy Ghost fire. All you need do is yield yourself completely to Him with hunger for more.
We must REV UP our confidence in the victory of Jesus.
No weapon formed against you can succeed because you are with Jesus Christ, and He is with you, and He has all the power in heaven and earth.
When we are operating in God's purpose for our lives, we will operate in His power and His authority and His wisdom!