There have been wonderful waves that have flowed thru the body of Christ over the years in the USA. Each of them was new, exciting, refreshing. God is always doing a new thing. I remember many starting with the healing revivals of the 50s.
I am here to announce that once more a new thing has begun.. you see it all around you, you feel it. It's right there. You don't know what or why. But you know it's true.
The day is coming soon where the church will undergo a powerful change. It will mean a great separation. You see it manifesting in the huge numbers of people who no longer attend any church yet are as passionate about Jesus as any yet in the church. Masses of people who meet in homes with a few. Others who take their time to minister to others. Others who are reaching the lost one on one.
There is a pattern. Jerusalem 69-72 AD. Hard times and warfare came on the synagogue. The old temple system had become corrupt. It collapsed and a great scattering took place. That is a type of what is happening right now. People are being sorted spiritually. Those who are serious are scattering into the far country and carrying the power of the Gospel of Christ with them.
It's an apostolic action. SENT ONES. Missionaries because there is no home to return to. It's gone. Not one stone (living stone) upon another.
Don't think I am telling you the church is dead.. it's not. It will no longer look like you remember. Your grandfathers church is going away. You knew that in your heart but couldn't put words to it.
Now churches and assemblies will of necessity become gathering places for those apostolic sent ones to get marching orders and be refreshed, not taught. Teaching is no longer the mode employ. It must now be empowerment, equipping, releasing and from time to time adjustments of strategies. There will need to be order, but it will be different.
You see this in large conference gatherings. You see this in a few large churches (not all). You see this in conventions of young people. You see this in iterations that do not mesh well with what "Church" used to look like. The church works against these changes.
This will happen as it always does. Persecution and rejection of Jesus will cause a powerful reaction by Holy Spirit. He will manifest Himself in Signs, Wonders, Healing and Revelation. What won't happen will be a "Revival" as we have seen in the past. Yes there will be huge gatherings.. but they won't be what you think. It will more like an army going to war, not an army constantly in basic training learning over and over and over again how to load their gun but never actually pulling the trigger.
When the Lord gave me this, He said,
"You have had revival, there are some recruits still coming in, but you are now part of the host of which I am LORD. Revival is over, it's time to take the nations. To bring in those lost and without hope. To go where I send. To endure to the end. To change the culture the enemy has created".
We are engaged in a struggle against a defeated snake, who still strikes out. Against a wounded lion who still has teeth and knows how to roar and kill. Do not fear nor draw back, but put on your armor to war. To the battle".
So while many prophesy and pray for revival, I have heard the Lord say, it's time for those called and sent to take up arms.. in the Spirit. On offense. Looking for revival is a lost cause when the enemy is just over the hill. It's time to count the army of the Lord and decide who is fit for battle. No man is fit for battle and command who cannot command himself. This will take determination, clear vision and discipline. Many will not make it and will fall away. Casualties of war.
This much is clear, "But those who endure to the end will be saved". Matthew 24:13
But we are not like those who turn away from God to their own destruction. We are the faithful ones, whose souls will be saved. Hebrews 10:39
Our hearts had not turned back; our feet had not strayed from your path. Psalm 44:18
This warfare will cause many to retreat, to fall back, to defect, even to join the other side. This is not for the lightweight or new recruits.
"And from the time John the Baptist began preaching until now, the Kingdom of Heaven has been forcefully advancing, and violent people are attacking it". Matthew 11:12
Don't expect this to be easy warfare, don't expect it to be simply by a wave. This is now hand to hand, heart to heart, soul and spirit combat.. Victory is YOURS.. yet advancement is always opposed.. violent people are attacking..
"Don't be afraid," the prophet answered. "Those who are with us are more than those who are with them." 2 Kings 6:16
PUSH BACK.. you are a part of the Lord's Angel Army.