This past week I attended the college training in Champaign, Illinois. There were approximately 1800 attendees, 1300 of which were students. The entire week was life-changing. God is calling age-turners! He seeks those who would overcome and bring Him back. And He’s not just seeking age turners but age-enders.
We live in a crooked and perverted age. Matt. 24:37 – For just as the days of Noah were, so will the coming of the Son of Man be. Are we not in the days of Noah? Everything today is so backwards. What can we do? There is nothing we can do! But praise the Lord there is somewhere we can go! We can go to the throne of grace. Gen. 6:8 says, But Noah found grace in the eyes of Jehovah. How can we deal with the corruption of today? Only by finding grace in the eyes of Jehovah. By beholding His face. Noah was one who turned the age by building the ark for the Lord. Yet, in practicality he actually turned the age by beholding God’s face.
I appreciated so much how every single evening meeting was followed by a practically application during the morning sessions. One of my favorite points during the morning sessions was the importance of eating God’s word. Actually, we need to “suck the marrow” out of the Word (as you would do to a bone). The best way to this is by pray-reading and personalizing the Word of God.
I used to have this concept that I couldn’t add things to the Word of God when I was pray-reading. That pray-reading simply meant to read slowly or to repeat the same word over and over again. This week my concepts of pray-reading were removed! We were given a simple example. Take Gen. 1:1, In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. We can pray,
Lord, thank You for Your Word. Thank You Lord You are the beginning. Be my beginning today. Be the beginning of everything I say and everything I do. O Lord, I thank You that everyday You grant me a new beginning.
In this way, we turn the word into prayer! We behold His face! And surely, we turn age.
I also really enjoyed the story of Daniel and his three companions.
Dan. 1:8 – But Daniel set his heart not to be defiled with the king’s choice provision and with the wine that the king drank, so he requested of the leader of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself.
Daniel persevered because he had companions! They all set their heart not to be defiled with the “provision” of the world. During this message, the brother asked us if we would ever want to invest in the Titanic. Of course not! Saints, this is the world! Its going down. We don’t want the world. We don’t want their provision. We have a better provision!
Finally, after hearing such a word all week, the last night of the training, we all consecrated ourselves. We consecrated to give our lives to the Lord. To give Him everything and become nothing. The Lord called us! Our prayer was,
Lord, make us those through which You would fulfill Your desire.
After vision comes a burden and commission. An important word was emphasized those last days and it was: now. Not after the full-time training. We have been commissioned now, we are ready now. We have everything we need! We have the Overcomer in us. We are more than qualified to do this! We need to ask the Lord, “Gain overcomes on my campus! Give me companions!” The time is now. Our campus is the place. It’s not about us, it’s about Him!
Sharing by sister L. R. from Miami, FL, from her top enjoyment in the 2015 National College Training in the USA. If you attended this training you can also send in your testimony by email to, email@example.com to be posted here.