Recently the body of Christ has been inundated with prophetic words concerning the immediate future. These messages have been released to identify the spiritual climate of our day to a weary church. Our dispensation is probably the most unique and the most active than any previous era. In examining the signs of our times several questions have emerged. What identifies the modern day believer? What is the spiritual temperature of the church? And lastly, why does the church seem to be complacent?
Ecclesiastes 3:1 explains there is a time for every purpose in our individual lives but also as a corporate body. The church is poised for another tremendous prophetic move. Our generation is witnessing a surge of new converts, physical healings, dreams and visions like never before. God’s mandate is to equip the veteran while recruiting the lost in this season. Every event in our social structure that signifies stability is failing and many are being challenged to re-examine their relationship with God. Position or wealth are no longer enough to quell the false sense of security the world has duped itself into believing is real.
Our prophetic climate isn’t for naught. God is readying His church to address real concerns for those whose need is deeper than a weekly thirty minute pep talk topped with a “God bless, see you next week” We now understand as Jesus’ return becomes more imminent, spiritual warfare will become much more common place. God’s message to us is that we must get in position to deal with this kind of combat. The modern day believer must be completely engulfed in whatever directive God has ordained. Submission is key to not only acquire personal blessings but also to comprehend every strategy of the enemy. In exposing demonic schemes we are able to edify the body of Christ as a whole.
Our worship must exude a purity that hasn’t been infected with even a hint of compromise or worldly itineraries. This is essential in this season of exploiters who look for opportunities to deceive even seasoned saints. In order to identify the authentic pearls from the costume jewelry we must strengthen our relationship with the Father. The tools of study, fasting and intercessory prayer must DOMINATE our time if we are to overcome in this season.
We have to embrace serving Him as an honor; a relationship that must be tended daily. God’s eyes are scanning to and fro (II Chronicles 16:9) searching the heart of His bride. He peers into hearts that are innocent, willing and self sacrificing. Many in this dispensation believe the church should keep the unsaved as their top priority. While this is clearly important, there is an even more pressing need. More and more the church is constantly called upon to minister to believers! There are God fearing people who love Him yet are bound with spirits of oppression, depression, obsession, addictions, suicidal tendencies and many other bondages. Many pastors are burned out, churches are closing and false teaching is leaving a bitter taste in the mouth of the un-churched. God is calling the church to awake from its’ slumber by responding to the direction of the Holy Ghost! We ARE NOT washed up, powerless weaklings! It’s time for us to take authority over evil!
Now is the time to offer healing to the faithful who are wounded. Our time of complacency and fear must be put behind us. It is now our time to shine while offering the healing power of the gospel to a dying world. Let us seek out those needing to renew their faith to assist them in realizing their divine purpose. The impending move of the prophetic is contingent upon the people of God responding to His call. We can no longer shrink into the background! We are needed to carry out the agenda of Christ until His physical return. We must solicit the Lord concerning the ills of our culture. It is believers who require the balm of deliverance in order to forge ahead to offer healing. It is the modern day believer who is about to be restored, strengthened and poised to evangelize the nations.
What time is it? It is time dear friend for us to return to our first love. It’s time for all of us to serve the Lord with our entire heart.
Be encouraged child of the most high God~!
Dr. Denise Joyce Williams lives in Florida with her husband who is a career soldier. Her articles have been featured in CALLED and WOW magazine. Her book entitled, “The Healing Of A Broken Vessel” was released by Publish America in March 2009. The book can be found: http://www.publishamerica.com. She can be reached via her ministry website http://www.thebrokenvessel.com. She’s currently penning her next book entitled “The Chambers Of The Heart”.