For the last two months God has called me to continue days of intercession for the fulfillment of the kingdom of God on earth. In the process He has led me through prayer-walking journeys, interceding, and learning from a God-orchestrated pallet of lessons this week. The Lord led me to the top of Mount Hamilton, where Licks Observatory is located, and I was able to see a short film on the construction of the famous 120-inch reflecting telescope.
The construction of the telescope, from 1934 until 1959, was interrupted by World War II ~ but the war gave many innovations and discoveries that were used in the construction of this incredible telescope. This huge massive telescope has been in daily continuous mechanical operation for over half a century.
What this means is that everything, including the roof the telescope that is larger than a full-length semi truck, has moved continuously, all day every day, for now what is over 60 years. As I prayed in the Spirit contemplating this huge machinery perched on top of this Northern California mountain, God spoke to me about the huge kingdom of God that He is manufacturing in today’s generation.
The process of planning for the telescope’s construction took longer than the actual completion of building, which itself took over 10 years. So it is in the kingdom of God. But the process of planning is not done by architects and engineers, but by apostles and prophets. Twenty years ago, on April 9, 1995, Vello Viam and a group of prophets came to our church in San Francisco and prophesied that a great move of God was coming to the city.
Even more interesting is the fact that 10 years earlier, in 1985, Timothy Snodgrass came to our church and prayed for eight hours. He saw a vision of what is occurring in San Francisco today. No wonder the Scriptures says, “In patience possess your soul”. Waiting is a key element in God building His kingdom.
Every component in the huge telescope is custom manufactured. Not one piece could be bought from a standard hardware store or regular manufacturing supplier. So it is this way with the kingdom of God. Not one person that God is using in His kingdom can be matured by man. They must be custom formed by the hands of God so that they are purified to do the one purpose that He has called them to do in His kingdom.
Parents know when God gives them a child, that the Lord also places in their child’s heart a vision and purpose to be a part of the kingdom of God. There are thousands of purposes that your children can fulfill, and hundreds of “machines” they can become a part of ~ to help whatever visionary they join to raise up something special in the earth.
Of course the key is to match your child’s purity and vision to the vision they become a part of. It took years for the engineers at Lick’s Observatory to test different parts until they were pure enough to perform the task they were needed to do. So it is with you. It may take years for God to develop you so that you are pure enough to perform the task that He needs you to do in His kingdom.
Putting it all together, when this part of the process is completed the telescope will be finished. You won’t know if everyone’s efforts were successful or not, but I discovered that there was an element that was necessary that most people are not even aware of. And that element was oil.
Because this entire structure would be moving consistently for 60 years, never once could they have metal touching metal. Every moving part had to be lubricated completely with oil. Suddenly I saw the importance of the Spirit because it is the Holy Spirit that lubricates every interaction between people with the fruit of the Spirit. No wonder over the last three years God has constantly spoken to me about the necessity of me dealing with every person in my family by the fruit of the Spirit, making sure that never in any instance is there flesh interacting against flesh.
For example, one day I was walking through a mall and suddenly I saw a person was greeting me with carnal words that could punch the buttons in my flesh and cause me to react adversely. Instead, I said nothing and waited for the Holy Spirit to lubricate my words with gentleness, kindness and longsuffering.
When I addressed that person I spoke prophetically and never responded to their comments. Jesus said, “It is not what goes into a man that defiles him but what comes out of him” I knew that the Holy Spirit is designed to lubricate our words so that we can function in the awesome design of God’s kingdom.
The greatest fulfillment that any man on earth can receive is to do and live in the perfect will of God. It is my prayer that this short article inspires you to seek and fulfill your part in the great kingdom of God that He is building on a hill that cannot be hidden.