What if Jesus Has Left The Building?

Jesus left the buildingWHAT IF JESUS HAS LEFT THE BUILDING?

A great deal of prayer has gone up for America. 
What if God has actually heard all those prayers for revival? 
What if He has answered them? 
What if a movement has ALREADY STARTED but we don’t see it?

What if we are waiting for a move of God and He is waiting on a move from us to catch up?

What if Jesus has left the building…. and is waiting for us to join Him? Is this not the pattern?

When the women came to the empty tomb, an angel told them, “He has risen; He is not here; behold the place where they laid Him. But go, tell His disciples and Peter, “He is going AHEAD OF YOU to Galilee; THERE YOU WILL SEE HIM, just as He told you.” (Mark 16:7)

“He left Jerusalem and went to Galilee, like he already told you! Go meet him where He is.”

Amazing. Jesus already told them what was going to happen and where he would meet them: “But after I have been raised, I will go AHEAD OF YOU to Galilee.” (Mark 14:28)

I missed this, till today. They missed it too and stayed in hiding for eight days more.

Indeed, what if the move of God has happened and HE IS WAITING FOR YOU to show up?

I think I’ve been dumb myself, ’cause He told me to write a book. I’m still carving out time to finish it. Been to China and Guatemala in the last 8 days. But what if a lot that I am waiting for in the nations is held up ’cause I didn’t go where He told me….in print?

I keep wondering about you, too. What if your workplace is actually hosting a dormant movement…if the monster potential of the church – you and me included – is trapped in the “7M” void. A sort of Twilight Zone between the resurrection and the next meeting with Jesus, 8 days later.

God has been visiting many of us in various ways as we’ve talked about “something coming.” I don’t think I am wrong in talking about “Seven Mountains.” I’m certainly not wrong in believing that God is larger than our local churches and that the deterioration of our nation is because of the powers of darkness operating largely unopposed in the bullying places where this world’s “giant” people dwell in giant “walled cities.” I guess it really is intimidating. Not unlike what the fearful Jews saw when Moses sent them to spy out their future inheritance and came back “hiding,” as it were.

So, Jesus told the disciples in advance to meet Him in Galilee after He arose. Then reminded them again through an angel that spoke to the women at the tomb – yet they stayed hiding in a room “for fear of the Jews.” And after eight days,…. That is, after another week, the same day a week later, his disciples were within; within doors, in some private house; probably the same as before, likely in some part of the city of Jerusalem. The doors were locked. The Lord had to come to them. He walked through the wall and materialized where they were.

The apostolic mission to lay hold of nations involves 7 mission fields. “7M” stands for those seven domains that shape the minds of nations. Jesus is there waiting for you.

And yes, spiritual wickedness occupies much of this territory. Giants are still in the land in our day. They are the ultimate powers that mold the culture. Still, didn’t Joshua cross over and take land? He did it under an inferior covenant while New Covenant believers with superior promises do less.

The 7M world is made up of:
Family – (take yours and go after the generational root)
Religion/Faith – ( go to church and start your micro church)
Education – (tell your kids to take ground)
Government/Law – (can we ever get this right? Volunteer)
Media/News & Commentary – (start writing)
Arts/Entertainment – (expect new 7M celebrities with teeth)
Business/Economics – (take over your sandbox)

Our apostolic era will witness THE 7M ACTIVATION OF THE LATENT UNTAPPED POTENTIAL OF THE BODY OF CHRIST. The workplace needs a TRANSFORMATIONAL MOVEMENT that will impact cities and nations with the Gospel of the Kingdom. For those obsessed with gloomy eschatology: consider the promise of Isaiah that darkness will indeed cover the earth… 
“But the LORD will rise upon you And His glory will appear upon you. Nations will come to your light, And kings to the brightness of your rising.…” (Isa 60:2-3)

Maybe your light won’t shine till you start “rising” where the darkness is?

May the Lord meet us where we are locked up so that we can get unlocked and meet Him where He told us……”in all the world.”

Jesus has left the building and is waiting for us to catch up!

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14 thoughts on “What if Jesus Has Left The Building?

  1. Thank you, Lance, for speaking truth. God has called me to write and to teach. After having numerous prophetic words of being in “ministry,” I came to the place a few years ago that I didn’t care about “ministry” anymore. I just wanted to love Jesus and obey God. Last year He opened a door for me to be back in the education field, and I absolutely love what I’m doing. I teach/tutor teens and adults who dropped out of school and need their GED’s. I get to encourage them and speak into their destinies without using “christianese.” He also has stirred up the desire to write and given me ideas that I know will impact the culture. I’m so glad Jesus has left the building because I was so tired of just having to sit on a pew. Blessings!

  2. Very convicting thoughts.

    Most particularly – “I think I’ve been dumb myself, ’cause He told me to write a book. I’m still carving out time to finish it. Been to China and Guatemala in the last 8 days. But what if a lot that I am waiting for in the nations is held up ’cause I didn’t go where He told me….in print?”

    I am in the same boat. He has called me to write and as of last week, he has called me to be vulnerable and to share our story of many hurts, disappointments, struggles…the whole enchilada so that others might come to a place of HOPE! Thanks for the kick in the pants.

  3. Lance, what a word. The truth is that I, same as you, am called to write a book. Tonight is the ‘Erev Pessah’ which means –> out of slavery and into the promised land…… ok let’s go into all the world 🙂

  4. Thank you Lance. I have been a follower since you were at Texas Abalaze in Austin and taught the 7M . Was that 2008?

  5. Comprehensive Truth is remnant Jews knew there would come a day when in God’s providence all iniquity would be covered. Then the expectation was for Peace to fill the earth. The Kingdom of God would grow and grow.

    The surprise seems to be, it is as you say …. our job to show up.

    Its our job to be Transformed. Our job to be Light, and Peace, and Glory that spreads across the world! Isaiah 40:1-5, Romans 8:14-21

    Its our job to Be the Priests! Exodus 19:5-6, 1 Peter 2:9-10

    Its our job to Wear the Names God has planned! Revelation 3:12

    Wow …. nows thats something to wrap our minds around.

    We are the Angels. We carry the Word and We have to be the Ones to win the War.

    Armageddon will end when it ends in us. We gave our Kingdom to the beast. (Revelation 17:17) Now its time to get it back and head into the Rest of the Story!

    Thanks for the wake up call.

  6. Right on again Lance. We are not waiting for Jesus to come back. Jesus is waiting for his CHURCH to WAKE UP. Arise Shine, for your light has come. Awake sleeper and arise from the dead and let CHRIST shine on you. Message to Sardis, you have a name but you are dead. WAKE UP and strengthen the things that remain. Amos said, Will GOD do anything that he does not disclose through his Prophets first ?

  7. Thanks for writing this. I was in that place, hearing from God to write the book. You can do it because you have Wendy within proximity to get you coached through it. Your Barnabas is waiting for you so that other mission field can be reached.

  8. Lance, for the last 6 or 7 years I have kept hearing the Spirit say, “John 20:4.” It has literally been driving me crazy. I keep asking Him, “What are you trying to say to me?” Today I read your article and it all came together. I have been one of the very frustrated followers of Jesus who has even gone to what would be considered a church at the forefront of the revival movement and I feel completely and totally like I’m not where I’m supposed to be. Now I see. It’s ok to go where He actually is, not to keep running to where He is not. (I’m not saying He’s not at church, but I agree with the thoughts of your article.) Thank you!!! I feel like a great weight has fallen off! By the way, where does the medical field fit in to the 7M model?

  9. I feel dense… I totally missed that one too. I love tripping over Scriptures, what a way to learn! Thank you for sharing great insights with us and encouraging us to grow. So timely- have a blessed Easter.

  10. Reading your article and the comments below is like a breath of fresh air for me. I know this is not a counseling sight but I need to share with like minded believers. The Father has shown me so much prophetically and I have to admit that my first reaction was anger toward the current body of believers. He had to show me that my attitude was only adding to the problems (ouch !). I repented but find that those closest to me think the things we are saying are negative, downing the church, complaining. In frustration I told God not to tell me anything anymore because people don’t want to hear it. How do we stay true to what God is saying in the midst of so many that don’t get it yet?

  11. I believe one of the reasons people, especially young people are leaving churches in droves is because of the current paradigm regarding leadership. Leadership has little to do with position and power. Unfortunately, in our culture we have defined leadership as such. “Godly leaders” not only see the “big picture”. They also see those society have identified as the “little people” as vital to making that “big picture” a reality. By the way, we all have the potential to be “godly leaders” because we all are made in the image of Almighty God! Write that book Lance. I want to read it!