Not very long ago, I was on my way home from a meeting when I heard the clear voice of the Holy Spirit. “Your kind,” He said, “is a critically endangered species on earth.”
“There’s just a few of you left and they’re dying out fast,” He continued.
I knew exactly who He was referring to: Our kind is any New Creation disciple of Jesus Christ, who wholeheartedly loves God as the only treasure of his or her life, and diligently walks the single-eyed way of life. We are consecrated ones.
And I understood exactly what He meant: Our way of life—the Single Eyed Way of Life—is hated by both the people of this world, and those that honor Jesus Christ only in talk. This world’s values, priorities, and choices are hostile to ours. Subtly—and these days quite obviously—the human agents of Satan and worldliness are constantly laboring to eradicate the consecrated ones from the earth.
Those words from the Holy Spirit instantaneously sent a stab of cold scorn through me; a fiery feeling of downright disgust at the pathetic priorities of this wretched world. Permeating every fiber of my being, they struck a chord of calm resolve at the very core of my will: a defiant determination to swim against the current of everything that is highly valued among men.
For a while afterwards—and in spite of the resentment raging within me— I found rest in His assurance that I belonged to this extremely rare species of individuals that sought and valued God as the only treasure of their lives.
But then came the Wildfire Retreats; then the ‘Consecrated Ones’; and finally, the realization that God was actually calling me to work with Him in conserving the consecrated ones: to protect, stabilize, and multiply our kind on earth in these last days before the end of time.
Are you a New Creation disciple of Jesus Christ, who wholeheartedly loves God as the only treasure of your life, and diligently walks the single-eyed way of life? Then, you are a consecrated one, and this message is definitely for you.
First of all, you are a critically endangered specie.
Did you hear that?
I repeat: You are a critically endangered specie.
Yes, your kind is not yet extinct on earth; but your race is disappearing really fast.
Secondly, the times you live in demand that you relentlessly seek the help of the Holy Spirit to walk in your consecration, distinction, and sacredness.
Thirdly, as a consecrated one, you must do all you can in submission to the Holy Spirit to find, protect, and nurture your fellow consecrated ones.
What I’m saying is this: In addition to diligently walking the single-eyed way of life in your own life, you must get to work to protect, stabilize and multiply your kind on earth, and help all of us thrive in a world that is completely hostile to our way of life.
No doubts, the challenge before us is quite daunting; the task is great. Yet, know that in spite of the critically endangered state of our kind, coupled with the mammoth mission of conserving the consecrated ones on earth, Jesus Christ Himself emphatically declares that we ultimately win!
“… I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.