Coming Into Alignment

Author: 
Aaron Evans

In Ecclesiastes 3:1, it says “To everything there is a season—a time for every purpose under heaven.” The season that we are in is recorded in Haggai 2:6-9 (NKJV) “For thus says the Lord of hosts: ‘Once more (it is a little while) I will shake heaven and earth, the sea and dry land; and I will shake all nations, and they shall come to the Desire of All Nations,[a] and I will fill this temple with glory,’ says the Lord of hosts.  ‘The silver is Mine, and the gold is Mine,’ says the Lord of hosts.  ‘The glory of this latter temple shall be greater than the former,’ says the Lord of hosts. ‘And in this place I will give peace,’ says the Lord of hosts.”

The shaking is initiated by the Lord for the purpose of aligning all things and seeing them function in the divine order for which they were created. You and I are in a season of awakening to align with the agenda of heaven in this transitional season. The word ‘alignment’ is not in the New Testament, but the principle is certainly there (alignment relates to getting into divine order).

So what are some of the things that need to be aligned from a biblical perspective? In Frank Demazio’s book The Power of Spiritual Alignment, he mentions seven levels of alignment described by Jesus in scriptures.

Biblical Principle

Tells Us to Align

  • “Seek first the Kingdom of God”  Matt 6:33

our priorities 

  • “First remove the plank from your own eye…then remove the speck from your brother’s eye”  Luke 6:42

our attitudes

  • “First be reconciled with your brother/sister” Matt 5:24

our relationships

  • “First bind the strong man” Mark 3:27

our authority from Heaven’s perspective relating to spiritual warfare

  • “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, mind and soul and strength” Deut 11:13

our hearts with God as simply stated in the first commandment

  • “Walk as children of light”,  “walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise” , “be doers of the word, and not hearers only” Eph 5:8-19, James 1:21-22
     

our inner self –– so that we can walk as sons and daughters of light

  • “…from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.”  Eph 4:16

with His body


While in an interactive experience with the Spirit several years ago, He told me to “go ‘triple A’ – Alignment, Assignment and Alliances. He indicated that doing this would empower us to walk into the purpose for which we were created; that no matter how dark the circumstances, He assured me that we would arrive at the destination in which He had prepared beforehand that we should walk in (Eph 2:10). As the shifting and shaking continues we will fulfill the purpose and plans for our lives—we are assured victory—yet are not assured freedom from trouble, trials and tribulations as we walk with Him.”

Cooperating with the process is our part. I call it “process spirituality” which is about committing our whole self to a daily body-mind-spirit alignment. Graham Cooke states that alignment is not just adjustment, it is ‘coordinated intentionality’, it is coming into God’s order. It is thinking, seeing and acting according to His specifically revealed design and purpose.  Knowing who we are and staying aligned with His Word is our challenge in this hour.

One of the assignments EDC has in this season to help believers align so that they can engage in the assignment given to them, is our Wisdom of the Master Builders training, equipping and commissioning workshops that strengthen and enlighten those who participate with transformational truths that empower sustainable results. The Wisdom of the Master Builders series is instructional, interactive and inspirational.  [Read more about our Master Builder Series]

Is this your season to align in order to know your assignment and begin to partner with those who are alliances appointed by God to help your fulfill your destiny?  Tony Evans (not related wink) says your destiny is the customized calling God has ordained and equipped you to accomplish in order to bring Him the greatest glory and achieve the maximum expression of His Kingdom. Is it YOUR time to arise & shine, to align with Heaven’s agenda for your life?