This is a defining moment in the Kingdom of God as we stand on the threshold of the Third Day. It is the end of the second day and the beginning of a new day in God. The Lord is bringing His Church into the Third Day, from the realm of Pentecost to the Feast of Tabernacles. It is a time of transition from one day to the next and the command to the Church is to rise up and move with God, or we will be left behind. God is doing a new thing and He has moved beyond the Pentecost realm.
“And the LORD said unto Moses, Go unto the people, and sanctify them to day and to morrow, and let them wash their clothes, And be ready against the third day:….for the third day the LORD will come down in the sight of all the people upon mount Sinai.” (Exodus 19:10, 11).
In preparation for this new day of the Lord, there must be a consecration and cleansing of God’s people. A powerful measure of apostolic grace will be released in this season as the Kingdom of God makes a final impact in the earth. We must be ready for this as the transition into the third day requires preparation on our part. As we become the generation that seeks the Lord wholeheartedly, the preparation will occur. Through the revelation of present truth from God’s word we will be led into the Third Day glory of God.
This new day dawns with a divine stirring of the Holy Ghost upon the Church to do a new work in the earth. As we step into this threshold of the Third Day, we will complete God’s house so that His fullness and presence is manifested, His glory revealed, and His Kingdom will rule over all the earth.
The term “Third Day Church” should not scare us as if this is a new phenomenon, even though there is much emphasis on this by the present apostolic reformation ministry, but it is a biblical term and it is not a new phenomenon.
The manifestation of God on the Third Day upon Mount Sinai, brought about a clear direction of the desire of God to dwell among His people through revelation concerning the Sanctuary.
We move towards perfection as we come into the Third Day (also referred to as the seventh day). It is the day where there will be a consummation of all things, the restoration of all things. The Church will come into her place of maturity according to Ephesians 4:13. The seventh day is an eternal day of everlasting rest because there was no record of night. When the Church comes into the place of maturity and perfection on the third day, then we will be ready for the coming of the Bridegroom. It will be a time of eternal rest with the Bride and the Bridegroom.
“Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ:” (Ephesians 4:13).
The scripture speaks clearly concerning the Third Day and what it is bringing to the Body of Christ:
“Then on the third day Abraham lifted his eyes and saw the place afar off. And Abraham said to his young men, ‘Stay here with the donkey; the lad and I will go yonder and worship, and we will come back to you.” (Genesis 22:4-5).
“And let them be ready for the third day. For on the third day the LORD will come down upon Mount Sinai in the sight of all the people.” (Exodus 19:11).
“Now the temple was finished on the third day of the month of Adar, which was in the sixth year of the reign of King Darius.” (Ezra 6:15).
“Now it happened on the third day that Esther put on her royal robes and stood in the inner court of the king’s palace, across from the king’s house, while the king sat on his royal throne in the royal house, facing the entrance of the house. So it was, when the king saw Queen Esther standing in the court that she found favour in his sight, and the king held out to Esther the golden scepter that was in his hand. Then Esther went near and touched the top of the scepter.” (Esther 5:1, 2).
“After two days He will revive us; On the third day He will raise us up, that we may live in His sight. Let us know, Let us pursue the knowledge of the LORD. His going forth is established as the morning; He will come to us like the rain, like the latter and former rain to the earth.” (Hosea 6:2- 3).
“From that time Jesus began to show to His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised the third day.” (Matthew 16:21).
The Third Day ushers the people of God into divine favour and empowerment. There will be a release of blessing and power as the doors of heaven are unlocked to enable the fulfillment of the purpose of God.
The Third Day is a day of restoration and resurrection power as the former and latter rains are released. It is the time of resurrection life, with signs and wonders being released in the heavens and the earth.
The Third Day speaks of fruitfulness in the great harvest of souls, and the end of barrenness in the lives of His people.
As we step into the fullness of the Third Day, realize that the Father seeks to consummate His work so we can enter into His rest and come to perfection. The rest of God is a product of the Third Day. Every leader must build with a finishing mentality. The apostolic work is not an ageless mandate. The apostolic commission is to accomplish the purpose of God and it will be achieved.
The Third Day also brings restoration and completion of God’s house as a Holy habitation of His glory.
We need to be aware that paranormal proceedings will take place in the earth as we boldly declare that we are on the threshold of the Third Day, even though we cannot be specific, as knowledge has not been given to anyone to fully comprehend this. We may not be exact with the dates and settings, but there is a general concession by the Body of Christ about this understanding of the calendar as the Holy Spirit begins to give us a glimpse. Bear in mind that in each millennium God does something spectacular. From the understanding of the scriptures, God has always done a supernatural thing in every millennium (1000 years).
As my kindred brother Apostle Paul Galligan of Revival Ministries Australia put it, it is a “Millennial Change – God Works in Millenniums.”
“God created the first Adam approximately six thousand years ago.
At the end of the first millennium from the creation of Adam, Enoch was translated [987 years according to biblical reckoning given in Genesis 5].
2000 years from Adam , Abraham was called out of Babylon [ Ur of the Chaldees] and called into God’s eternal purpose. From Abraham would come the promised Seed to “crush the head of the Serpent”. Through Abraham, God did a new thing in the earth!
3000 years from Adam, King David ruled on the throne of Israel. There was a manifestation of the Kingdom of God in the earth in the life and rule of David, a type of Christ and His Kingdom!
4000 years from Adam, Christ was born. Through His death and resurrection a new age began which will be consummated when He returns to be united with His glorious bride, the Church. This age is for two millennial days and a day with the Lord is as a thousand years (2 Peter 3:8). Jesus said, “Go tell that fox, ‘Behold, I cast out demons and perform cures today and tomorrow and the third day I shall be perfected” (Luke 13:32). The two thousand years of this age are coming to a close.
Millennial change, while ushered in by or consummated by a particular event such as the birth of the Messiah, the call of Abraham or the translation of the Church; is a generational thing. The millennium takes a generation to come into effect. We are the generation that will see the return of the Lord. The signs of His coming and the end of the age are being fulfilled in our generation. Are you ready for His coming? Are you “purifying yourself?” (1 John 3:2-3)”
“I will go and return to my place, till they acknowledge their offence, and seek my face: in their affliction they will seek me early. Come, and let us return unto the LORD: for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up. After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight.” (Hosea 5:15 – 6:1-2).
The concept of “The Third Day Church” is a biblical perception when the doctrine and the purpose and plan of God are accurately discerned.
The Third Day saints will see the Lord return to the earth in the fullness of the power and glory of God.
Copyright © 2017 by Israel Onoriobe
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