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DYNAMITE

June 5th, 2012

 

This morning during my time of fellowship with the Lord, I asked Him what He wanted to talk about.  In my spirit, I heard Him say, “Dynamite.”  Strange, I thought, but fine with me, so I said, “Okay, tell me about dynamite.  I know there is going to be a good message here!”

This is what He shared with me:

Dynamite comes from the Greek word dunamis, which means power.  A stick of dynamite is full of power but has no impact until it is ignited.  Once the fuse has been lit, there is no changing your mind; it is going to fire.  It must be placed and aimed with precision and purpose in order for it to fully take out its intended target.  Freshly packed dynamite contains the most power.  After it has been sitting around for a while, it does not cause as sharp a blast.  It loses strength and predictability when it gets dampened. 

Why do I need to know these things?, I wonder.  I hear Him say, “Because I have filled you with power, like dynamite, and I am encouraging you to take aim and blast away.  Disintegrate the old broken-down walls made up of religious rules and politically-correct baggage, all meant to silence your voice and control your activity.  Prepare for construction on a new foundation based solely on My words.  There you can build a platform on which to launch life-producing wisdom and truth.  Your spirit is fresh and your faith has not been dampened, so seize the moment.”  Well, okay then.  Tell me more. 

The air gets really hot around a blasting site, and debris tends to fly everywhere if the immediate area has not been protected.  The bright light can be blinding if you do not protect your eyes.  When you see dynamite in action, you know some major rearranging is taking place and this site will be forever changed.  The old and useless is gone forever as a place is being cleared for something brand new:  cleaner, more efficient, nicer to look at, more able to meet the needs of its occupier. 

Dynamite can be dangerous if mishandled.  It can be stored but it must be protected.  The slightest spark could set it off, and it will blow up things you did not intend to destroy.  People might get hurt.  That stock is forever spent.  You can get more, but it will cost you.  There is no ‘undelete’ button so once you have fired, there is no going back.

Dynamite can be controlled, but its consequences cannot be completely managed.  It is wisdom to have a backup plan in case something goes wrong.  You must give it plenty of room and sufficient time to complete its mission.  Dynamite has been used for good, but it has also been used for evil.  It has been in existence for many years.  Over time it has often been replaced with new technology; however, it still is the old standard that continues to work just like it has always worked.

It takes a skilled person to know how much dynamite is needed to complete a particular job.  Too much and you take out the entire neighborhood; too little and you have just made a mess – everything is broken and rendered useless, but it hasn’t gone anywhere.  Properly handled, it is an effective and wonderful tool for change.  Improperly managed, it is deadly and destructive.  You get your hands burned, or maybe your arm is blown off, while the problem remains.

God says, “I want you to know that, like dynamite, you are power-packed and you have been created for a specific purpose.  Your aim and your focus will determine where the power goes.  The degree in which you love will determine your effectiveness – you decide if you will operate like a surgeon or a butcher.  You have been given the opportunity to spread the good news of the gospel of the Kingdom of God to a lost and hurting world.  I have sent Holy Spirit to guide and encourage you.  An anointing has been placed on you to break chains that hold captives in bondage.  You have been given a voice and a message of truth.  I have given you a limitless supply of wisdom and understanding, power and authority.  You determine how strongly you walk in it, and how much you want to invest in your calling.  Will you will be found in the middle of the action, or in the storage cellar, waiting for the next opportunity to make a difference?”