Many people have asked me, “What is waiting on the Lord?” Waiting on the Lord is an earnest expectation that anticipates moment by moment for the Word of God to become visible in the earth. We are waiting for the things that have been promised prophetically in God’s Word to come off the page and physically manifest. If we understand how to wait on the Lord, we will see the bridging between the visible and invisible worlds.
Waiting on the Lord means you are waiting in anticipation for something to be delivered. It is not just trying to clear your mind; rather, it includes a great deal of intensity as you meditate on the Word and believe that something real is going to happen. That is why you must connect your waiting on the Lord with the Word of God, with the Lord Himself, because the Scriptures give us the truth of what is going to happen in the world around us. One of the most important truths we have as believers in Yeshua (Jesus) is the physical return of Christ Himself out of the invisible heavens and into the physical earth. As we wait on the Lord, we are looking to see manifested in front of our eyes what God has proclaimed to us by His Word.
Waiting on the Lord prepares our spirits and enables us to receive what God has promised. Often the things God has promised are “THINGS WHICH EYE HAS NOT SEEN AND EAR HAS NOT HEARD, AND which HAVE NOT ENTERED THE HEART OF MAN, ALL THAT GOD HAS PREPARED FOR THOSE WHO LOVE HIM” (1 Corinthians 2:9).1
It is difficult at times to receive what God has promised to us. But as we wait on the Lord, our hearts literally go through a preparation process that enables us to embrace and receive what God is looking to do. In the parable of the fig tree, Yeshua taught us to watch for the signs and the time frame in which the fulfillment of the Word of God is going to happen (Matthew 24:32-35). This generation is beginning to see the parable of the fig tree come alive because we can actually see the leaves coming forth. We are seeing the prophecies manifestbefore our eyes in the physical realm. One of these “leaves” we have seen over the last seventy years is to watch Israel be established as a State. Therefore, we recognize that we are the generation that “will not pass away until all these things take place” (Matthew 24:34).
So be alert! “Be ready; for the Son of Man is coming at an hour that you do not expect” (Luke 12:40). Yeshua taught, “Be dressed in readiness, and keep your lamps lit. Be like men who are waiting for their master when he returns from the wedding feast, so that they may immediately open the door to him when he comes and knocks” (Luke 12:35-36). Yeshua is saying, “You must be on the alert. You must be waiting right at the door.” This process of waiting on the Lord will bring us to the moment when Yeshua appears, and the prophecies will be fulfilled. Waiting on the Lord positions us—both spiritually and physically—where we need to be in order to engage and receive the Master at His coming (Philippians 3:20-21; Titus 2:11-14). “Wait for the LORD; be strong and let your heart take courage; yes, wait for the LORD” (Psalm 27:14)
1 All Scripture references are from the New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB1995).