“Heaven is My throne,
and earth is My footstool.
What kind of house will you build for Me?
Or where will My place of repose be?
Has not My hand made all these things?
And so they came into being,”
declares the LORD.
“This is the one I will esteem:
He who is humble and contrite in spirit,
who trembles at My word.Isaiah 66:1-2
About this Word
In January and December of this year, I began to share a little about my personal experience of embodying this word over the last two years. During this time, Jesus has spoken to me in dreams and other encounters about the well-being of his Church internationally, and specific ways he is revealing himself to nations. During this time, the Lord also used events in my life to illustrate qualitative differences between the first and soon-to-be second wineskin of the Apostolic-Prophetic movement, which originated in the 1980s. I am sharing this word because over the next 18 months, starting at the end of 2022 and extending til approximately mid-year 2024, I believe that churches around the world will begin to see the first fruits of this second wineskin, which will be marked by increasing humility and correspondingly more powerful miracles, signs, and wonders.
I am offering this word up as a resource based on revelation so that prophetic and apostolic people, along with other Christian leaders, will know how to position themselves in humility to receive a new expression. I have written application steps into each of the three sections and included scriptures about the arch of the process for that reason. I hope that anyone who reads it will take time with the Lord to individually seek out his goals for them in this season and what the process of application might look like.
In addition to the 3 months it took to write, the review process of this word took about 6 weeks and involved two different mentors. One leader is an Aposle/Prophet with an enormous heart for the Church and redemption. Another is a Shepherd who has multiple decades of history supporting Prophets’ holistic well-being. In hindsight, their contributions mirror the ways God is calling diverse people to co-build his house during this era: It all holds together in the person of Jesus.
God is Dismantling Celebrity in the Prophetic to Promote Jesus’ Glory
In 2020-2022, God dismantled political idolatry in the Prophets. He used prophecies related to Donald Trump, Brexit, and other world leaders to demonstrate that his thoughts are not our thoughts, and his ways are not our ways (Isaiah 55:8-9). He used these failed prophecies to expose ways that the Prophetic Movement has failed to use prophecy to establish his Kingdom (Matthew 6:33, 26:52). He has drawn attention to how the Prophetic Movement has preferred in recent years to focus on political or cultural power, rather than positioning themselves in humility to prophecy to reveal Jesus (Revelation 19:10).
Just like God dismantled political idolatry in the Prophets in 2020, he is coming in 2022-2024 to dismantle celebrity amongst the Prophets. In a period of time that will last from the end of 2022 until midyear 2024, apostolic and prophetic people have a narrow window of time to humble themselves, root themselves in the local church, and humbly wait for God to pour out fresh wine. This process will be self-initiated and start when the individual who receives the word begins to action it. However, since the grace to course-correct is related to humility, there is a limited period of time for individuals to humble themselves so that they can lead during a time when God will pour out miracles over ministries who have made themselves ready. God will not directly penalize those who fail to make this pivot on time, but they may lose some of the pioneering grace that they would have had otherwise in being an early adapter.
|God is Rebuilding||God is Dismantling|
|Gospel of Dependency||Materialism|
True Belonging for the Prophets
Equality and Honor among Prophets and the Church
|Christ’s Strength in Man’s Weakness||Man’s Strength instead of God’s Power|
|Sacrificial Love that precipitates Power||Power Divorced from Love|
Where we are Going
We are entering into a season on Earth where the tangible purity of the people of God will
- Change national destinies
- Heal land broken by famine, climate change, and war
- Increase young and old people’s visionary and prophetic capacity on a global level.
By the power of Jesus, the Church will “restore desolate inheritances” in places where the tangible presence of darkness has defrauded the destiny of cities, nations, and people groups. In spite of testing, the Church will set a standard of courageous, sacrificial love that testifies to the goodness of God.
As war increases on the Earth, the Church will be more prophetic in general as it increases a greater degree of persecution from national governments and local communities. Ironically and in spite of the increased pressure, the Church will enter into her healthiest period yet of embodying Jesus. During this time, the Father will send miracles, signs, and wonders on ministries by his own sovereign power, based on the degree that they embody Jesus. The Church will need Apostolic and Prophetic leaders now more than ever as it experiences large-scale persecution. The Apostles and Prophets will need the Church’s agreement and support to maintain a standard of Christlike purity and holiness during a time period where there will tremendous pressure to compromise. The Church will need healthy, shepherding Apostles and Prophets to show them how to be distinct, to become and remain whole. In this season, God will demonstrate new expressions of inner healing, deliverance, and other forms of supernatural ministry as he restores wholeness to his Prophets.
Before this period can happen, we as Christians must make several adjustments so that we can receive the new thing well. In particular, God is taking the Church through deconstruction, reconciliation, and rebuilding.
Progression of Bible Verses in This Process
Since this word is effectively about 3 different stages along an 18-month process, here are some verses that together, illustrate the arch of this season. I’ve chosen to describe the entirety of the process rather than segmenting the verses, because I believe they relate to one another and tell a more meaningful story together rather than alone.
During the First Wineskin of the Prophetic movement, many prophetic and apostolic people struggled to find places of belonging within churches. Facing ostracism and cast into life experiences that they may have not voluntarily signed up for, some people felt like Elijah fleeing Jezebel, trying to find community and safety.
“I have been very zealous for the LORD God Almighty. The Israelites have rejected your covenant, torn down your altars, and put your prophets to death with the sword. I am the only one left, and now they are trying to kill me too.”-Elijah, 1 Kings 19:10
During this season, Jesus is inviting the prophets to meet him in his experiences of dishonor, ostracism, and rejection so that he can be their healing.
Some began to spit at Him, and to blindfold Him, and to beat Him with their fists, and to say to Him, “Prophesy!” And the officers received Him with slaps in the face.Mark 14:65
The Lord Jesus is inviting the prophets to observe his experience of being honored by his father, and embodying the Father’s glory. He is reminding apostolic and prophetic leaders along with the entire Church to rely on his strength and his glory rather than the celebrity or fear of man. Corporately, he is reminding his people to cast their gaze towards eternity and remember how God measures success: in sharing in Jesus’ reward.
And now the Lord says—Isaiah 49:5-6
he who formed me in the womb to be his servant
to bring Jacob back to him
and gather Israel to himself,
for I am[a] honored in the eyes of the Lord
and my God has been my strength—
6 he says:
“It is too small a thing for you to be my servant
to restore the tribes of Jacob
and bring back those of Israel I have kept.
I will also make you a light for the Gentiles,
that my salvation may reach to the ends of the earth.”
And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.John 14:3
Lastly, God is reminding the Church that despite the messiness and discomfort of this period of reformation, he will holistically establish her and be her defense.
“Can a woman forget her nursing child,
or lack compassion for the son of her womb?
Even if she could forget,
16Behold, I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands;
your walls are ever before Me.
your destroyers and wreckers depart from you.
18Lift up your eyes and look around.
They all gather together; they come to you.
As surely as I live,” declares the LORD,
“you will wear them all as jewelry
and put them on like a bride.Isaiah 49:15-18
First Stage: God is Healing Wounds in the Prophets
Set Free from the Past: A Call to Wholeness
“Prophets, I am coming to offer you a brighter future than in your wounding, you have known to ask for. You rightly perceive that a new era is dawning, but in order to receive the new thing, you must allow me to deliver you from your past.
There is a spiritual structure that keeps you from embodying the fullness of who I am while operating in your gifts. During a time of exposure and fear, you built walls of numbness, of social distance, and self-dependence, and called the house Celebrity. Hiding behind your gifting, you have used celebrity as an excuse to remain separate from the Church.
Away from the crowd and its loud voices, celebrity allowed you some measure of distance from criticism, protection from other people’s unhealthy expectations, and room to remain a human being behind closed doors. But while celebrity may have been a comfortable enough dwelling place for a desert season, it has ultimately limited your emotional, spiritual, and communal well-being.
Overcomfortable in your capacity to hear me, celebrity has limited your partnership with other ministries. You were territorial in your gifts and in your expression of ministry, fearfully guarding a limited amount of real estate instead of having all things in common (Acts 4:32). You ministered in joy, in healing, or in severity, and you kept separate from each other. As your ministries became increasingly isolated, you emphasized structures for ministry appointments, your meetings became echo chambers, and you settled into predictable branding. Unsettled by change, you intimidated emerging pioneers whose interests and callings exposed the limitations of your tent.
Prophets, I want to give you a better house, delivering your emotions from subsistence living. I want to secure your future and the future of the generations. Today, I am asking for you to surrender your “right” to continue a disconnected lifestyle of celebrity that is no longer sufficient for your needs and the needs of those I’m sending you.
Prophets, you still do not understand my purpose for you, to lead the Church in purity. You still do not know yourselves as my Beloved, or trust in the good plans I have for you. There are nations that you must meet who cannot receive you as you are. You must change. You must make peace with the Church, and stop running from the people that I have put in place to heal you. I haven’t made your office a mark of superhuman strength, a badge of courage, or an excuse to avoid relationships. I want you and the rest of the body to be woven together, integrated, and celebrated. Prophets, I am coming to redeem the isolation you experienced in the first wineskin of the Prophetic movement and give you a place of security in me. I never want you to feel homeless in the Church again.
I am coming to you today with a fresh grace for dismantling. I know the tremendous cost that you’ve paid to emerge into ministry and at the same time, I am not content to feed you with yesterday’s bread or let you wander unshepherded indefinitely. I alone own the future. If you willingly ask me to dismantle these walls of division, if you release your “right” to control what I am building, I will not just tear down your waste places but build you up in ways of wovenness that your early losses have blocked you from imagining.”
The generations born in exile will return and say, ‘We need more room! It’s crowded here!’Isaiah 49:20
Activation 1: Humble Yourself and ask for Help
“I want to bring you into greater wholeness, but first you must surrender what you thought my plans were for your life. Many of these have come not from my word but by your interpretation of it, and you still must receive fresh vision.
Let me transform your ministry methods, dreams for the future, and ways of relating to people so that I can fulfill and expand my words in this season. Not one part of the promises I made to you will be lost, but I will enhance you to receive the new territory. I don’t just want to grow your skills, I want to completely transform you. You have yet to perceive the degree of change I want to outwork in you as individuals and as the Church. Will you allow me to surprise you and take you in a direction you did not wish to go (John 21:18)? Will you trust me that I know what is best for you in the era of the new wineskin?”
Receive this invitation by sincerely telling God:
- “I don’t know how to make this change, and I need your help”
- “No matter what the outworking looks like, I surrender”
- “Make me a [man or woman] of the new wineskin” (Psalm 51:10-19)
Rewards for Humility: Corporate Promise of Healing
“If you are willing to humble yourselves,
- I will give you stamina as I heal and enlarge your heart (Psalm 119:32)
- I will establish a tree of life through your inner man to pierce through a wall of sightlessness (2 Corinthians 3:16). You will receive new strategy to affect nations, new vision for how their salvation will be worked out, and reign over circumstances.
- I will send health and healing to your bones, to every place of internal lethargy and staleness (John 7:38, Ezekiel 37). Your physical bodies and organizations will overflow with living water, like a cancer patient receiving a blood transfusion. Instead of a relational and emotional desert, your organizations will become like a rainforest, each generation becoming like tall trees capable of nurturing other young plants (Psalm 144:12).”
To the Elders
“Let me place my right hand upon your back as you stand beside me. Feel the warmth and the weight of my hand. Let it linger there. Can you feel the consistent weight of my hand, still on you? I know that you have needed a fresh revelation that I am with you. I stand beside you and I see every red rope-like scar from manipulation, every pockmark left by a hastily-uttered curse, and every recoiling reflex from rejection. I lay my hand on every scar that you said was incurable. And if you let my weight rest in gentleness, I will heal you.”
Yet some of you will turn from me and say, “I do not want to be healed. I do not want to be reconciled with the ones who rejected me, I do not want to give my life away in redemptive service. For they judged me when I asked for bread, and in their rejection, their words bruised me as stones. I was humiliated and disgraced, and there was no one to comfort me.” Will you really become a pillar of salt and refuse my healing?
Beyond just stubbornness, several among you are even full of greed! Recognizing that a change in standards has come, you have doubled down in greed, becoming all the more zealous for status, for material gain, and to feed your unholy appetites. If you continue to love the world and abuse the position of power I’ve given you, you will meet your end along with the one that you follow (Isaiah 66:17). Let go of what you are wrongly clinging to and grab ahold of my body and my blood (John 6:54). I have the power to change you and deliver you of your hidden sins. You cannot bring them with you to the house I am preparing.
You must allow me to strengthen what remains! If you do not allow me to heal you, not only will the new wineskin be lost, but the old wineskins will burst and lose their contents. Like the branches of a storm-tossed tree, some of you have long been overstretched. You are fit to burst with the pressure that is on and within you. Your responsibility is great because there are no healed sons and daughters who can take responsibility for this inheritance. If you allow me to bind up your wounds while I am binding up your children; if you acknowledge your own need and let me do the deep work even if public, I will restore what was lost.
If you acknowledge that you need a new wineskin, I will preserve both the old and the new wine. And I will send you mature sons and daughters who can permanently remove some of the weight. I care about you and I don’t want to see you struggling to hold on forever!“
To the Sons
“You have seen the limits of an older generation, and you have seen relationships born in trauma bonding. I need you to give up any sense of superiority you have fomented in watching these sins and simply model Jesus’ genuine love. Will you continue on in gentleness, knowing that you must show an older generation a better way? If you are willing to contend for their healing, I will give you children in ministry who never know what it is to lack a home.“
Choose to Adopt One Another
“Once the Fathers have turned to the Sons and the Sons have turned to the Fathers, I am calling your Intercessors to call in the Spirit of Adoption. I will teach you how to operate more closely with the Spirit of Adoption than you have known how to do in a previous season. Where once the head was disconnected from the body, and parts of the body from one another, watch as I teach you how to belong to the same home. Choose to remain together. Choose to receive a greater expression of me! Model to one another new expressions that come from the secret place, responding to me in your midst.
If you choose adoption, you will see relationships flourish, companies of prophets turn into villages, and finally, know what it is to put down deep roots. At the same time as the Prophets adopt one another, you will see the Prophets adopted into the Church in a way that removes the sting of your previous rejection. I will cause the Church to choose you again, and reassemble your members amongst the nations. I have held back from sending you, for I have needed you to adopt one another before you could adopt the nations, and they you.
Never forget: The opposite of Empire is Adoption. If you are willing to learn a new way of life, I will restore your life and teach you. You will know that the work is finished when your ministries feel like a home. And you will never lack a home among the nations, for by the Spirit, I will establish a sense of home-going among the places that receive you. When you make your life among people groups who have not yet known you, it will be perfectly safe.”
Second Stage: God is using Weakness to Reconcile Prophets and the Church
Due to the increasing persecution of the Church, the Lord is inviting the Church and the Apostles/Prophets to receive the new wineskin together. For this reason, Apostles/Prophets and the Church must re-evaluate the way that they relate to one another before they can receive a new expression for ministry.
The Apostles/Prophets must recognize that they need the other offices and aspects of the Church to balance their giftings, instead of overreliance on their own strengths. The Church must recognize that in order to overcome in a time of war, it needs the Apostle’s and Prophet’s support to receive a greater revelation of Jesus.
“I am the LORD; that is my name; my glory I give to no other!”Isaiah 42:8
The Second Wineskin of the Prophetic Movement will be characterized by Co-ruling instead of Celebrity, with one another and with God. In a time of intense displays of God’s power, God will not share his glory with man nor bless intense displays of man’s strength. However, if the Church chooses to humble itself before God; if individuals and ministries choose to bless, honor one another’s limitations, and rely upon one another’s strengths, Jesus will manifest more of his glory through their synchrony. We must lift up Jesus in one another.
For the Apostles and Prophets
In a time when the world feels out of control, Apostles and Prophets must not harbor spiritual pride toward the Church. From the eldest to the novice, ministers must internalize the fact that God speaks in simple but profound ways through any member of the body. God at war against celebrity by man’s strength, and he will send increasing reminders during this season that we all see and know in part (1 Corinthians 13:9). When unlikely people share a word, elders must not despise prophecy by judging the speaker, but rather weigh each word without partiality, receiving what comes from God (1 Thessalonians 5:20-21) and rejecting what is extraneous. Apostles and Prophets must rely on the revelation that the entire Church is receiving in order to not miss a move of God.
You have taught children and infants to tell of your strength, silencing your enemies and all who oppose you.Psalm 8:2
But if you show partiality, you are committing sin and are convicted by the law as transgressors.James 2:9
For the Church
In a time where the world already feels extreme, the Church must not reject the seemingly extreme or strange ways that Apostles and Prophets communicate (1 Thessalonians 5:20-21). The Church must press in to interpret why prophets are upset rather than dismissing them as being too extreme and missing life-saving insight. The Church must be willing to consider and self-evaluate what concerns Apostles and Prophets. The Church must be willing to be led by the Apostles and Prophets as she steps out of comfort and into the unknown. This will mean being willing to risk looking foolish when the Holy Spirit corporately leads us down an unlikely but life-giving route.
The eye cannot say to the hand, “I don’t need you!” And the head cannot say to the feet, “I don’t need you!”1 Corinthians 12:25-26
Brothers, consider the time of your calling: Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were powerful; not many were of noble birth. 27But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. 28He chose the lowly and despised things of the world, and the things that are not, to nullify the things that are, 29so that no one may boast in His presence.
30It is because of Him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God: our righteousness, holiness, and redemption. 31Therefore, as it is written: “Let him who boasts boast in the Lord.”1 Corinthians 1:26-31
Mutual Call to Strength by Weakness
Regardless of one’s position in the body, God is calling his Church into a season of dependence and transformation. In this time of humility, God will use unlikely methods to effect magnificent change. Just like how Jesus still glorifies himself through imperfectly sung worship, God will use imperfections and weakness in his Church to draw people to himself.
“If you make peace with your weakness, I will demonstrate my strength.”
Warning Not to Resist Change
On February 9th, 2023 I had a warning dream. I believe that the dream isn’t focused on any ministry or specific expression, but is a corporate call to the Church to allow change to happen. While I’m not thrilled about the high-stakes nature of this message, I believe that this dream carries clear implications for personal liability for continuing in ministry structures or patterns that simply aren’t working. When God calls for dismantling, continuing to build without a permit or resisting reformation can cause damage for which we will be held accountable.
Realistically, staying in comfort and avoiding change is so relatable. As human beings, we all have procrastinated exploring something God has called us to do, digging our heels in during moments of testing. However, remaining over-comfortable in this season comes with consequences. Choosing to allow reformation promises new hope, new life, and a future.
This was my dream:
“I was on the top of a roof. There was a building made out of cement slabs. On the outside, they looked dry and sturdy, but in reality they were wet, like fresh clay. There was a man and a woman standing on the rooftop on the building. I went out to talk to them on the roof as warning. When I stepped onto it, I felt the entire surface quake, rippling. I suggested that we get off because the roof couldn’t hold our weight. They were afraid to jump. Not just that, they really didn’t think the building would come down.
I jumped, even though it looked dangerous and I was worried about hurting my ankles. It actually felt like relief to touch down, and when I was expecting discomfort, I landed in complete safety.
Then the building began to turn on a corner axis, the entire structure pivoting. The walls began to fall forward and flatten, from a 3D building to folded flat slabs on the ground. The man and the woman jumped right before it flattened. However, since they stayed too long, they appeared to be liable for the cost, the damage done in the building’s fall. Since I had jumped earlier and given up trying to convince them to come down, I was liable for none of it.”Dream 2-9-2023
In this dream, I as the viewer had a choice to make. Choosing to leave the flimsy structure and jump was scary. I was not sure if my body and my whole being would have what it takes to make the transition. But God is good, and because I obeyed, there was a reward for my obedience. The characters in the dream who were distracted or unwilling to change ended up being liable to God for the cost of a collapse in ministry.
“And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. 27 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it.”Matthew 7:26-27
Again, it gives me absolutely no joy to share the high-stakes nature of this message. I don’t honestly want to watch any ministries struggling, especially given that the Church is a body that Jesus designed for wholeness. Even as I share this message, I hope that the reader will perceive the goodness of God for wholeness in it, and perceive the call to personal choice like Paul’s response to King Agrippa.
Then Agrippa said to Paul, “Can you persuade me in such a short time to become a Christian?” 29 “Short time or long,” Paul replied, “I wish to God that not only you but all who hear me this day may become what I am, except for these chains.”Acts 26:29
Here is the thing: If ministries fail to voluntarily make the adjustment and God responds by forcible deconstruction, he is able to raise them, their communities, and their leaders back up again. God only ever tells us to dismantle in order to rebuild us; he never leaves the work unfinished. If individuals or leaders are willing to make the pivot even after God has deconstructed their houses, he will build them back better than they were before.
And they also, if they do not continue in unbelief, will be grafted in, for God is able to graft them in again.Romans 11:23
Activation 2: Receiving Help from one Another
Due to the severity of the word, I’m sharing a few options for how to engage with this section as well as clearly illustrating how not to engage. Again, I’m sharing these points only to give a sense of clarity, not condemnation.
Receive this Invitation by sincerely Asking God (Over several months):
- Father, what are my blindspots? How do I need Apostolic/Prophetic leadership? In what ways do I still need to receive from the Church?
- How are you calling me to position or reposition myself to the Church in this season?
- Which of my attitudes or alignments need to change in how I think about and relate to the Church or the Apostles/Prophets?
- How should my ministry’s structures change to give greater voice to the Church and the Apostles/Prophets?
What does this NOT look like:
- Rebranding the Old thing with no significant change in heart attitude, structure, or community stewardship
- No changed alignments
Rewards for Interdependence: God Tangibly Demonstrates his Power
Whatever sacrifice God asks of us, there will always be a proportionate degree of recompense. For those who are willing to allow deconstruction, God will send such an increase in wholeness that many ministers and ministries experience:
- Increasing miracles, signs, and wonders as a result of greater Christlikeness (John 14:8-14)
- Increased Fruit of Healing, including
- Acts 16:26 Sacrificial, foundation-shaking worship
- Fresh Revelation to see Jesus as the Path of all Wholeness (John 14:6)
- Acts 16:33 Restitution, “The one who jailed them is the one who washes their wounds”
All of this will be a fruit of new life, flowing from increasing wholeness in Jesus.
Third Stage: Prophets and the Church Receive the New Wineskin Together
Finally, once the Apostles/Prophets and the Church have chosen one another AND chosen God’s ways of rebuilding, new expressions of ministry will gradually rise out of refreshed partnership. Out of his mercy and love for right stewardship, God will hold back a new expression until the various stakeholders have cultivated the humility to receive it.
In a time where God is killing celebrity of man, these expressions will look as diverse as the many tongues, ethnicities, and cultures of the people of God, though unlike what we may previously have expected. God is affirming his creativity and ownership of the new wineskin by sending many diverse moves. He will demonstrate that there is no formula for or set manifestation of his glory, and we will need to remind ourselves of this fact many times over the next 200 years.
Activation 3: Wait in Church Community for a Fresh Expression
There is very little to say about this stage other than:
- Wait on the Lord (Acts 1:4)
- As individuals and groups follow God into new but anointed directions, actively enjoy the adventure. Delight in it!
Big Picture: The Church will be a City of Safety
Once these three stages have taken place, the Church will be reformed to receive God’s blueprints for the Second Wineskin of the Prophetic movement. In a time of world war, conflict, and persecution, she will stand as a City of Safety for any who will be willing to seek refuge. She will be unafraid of dramatic demonstrations of man’s power, because she will experience much greater experiences of God’s power, and he will be her defense.
“Afflicted city, lashed by storms and not comforted,Isaiah 54:11-15
I will rebuild you with stones of turquoise,[a]
your foundations with lapis lazuli.
12 I will make your battlements of rubies,
your gates of sparkling jewels,
and all your walls of precious stones.
13 All your children will be taught by the Lord,
and great will be their peace.
14 In righteousness you will be established:
Tyranny will be far from you;
you will have nothing to fear.
Terror will be far removed;
it will not come near you.
15 If anyone does attack you, it will not be my doing;
whoever attacks you will surrender to you.
Then your light will break forth like the dawn,
and your healing will come quickly.
Your righteousness will go before you,
and the glory of the LORD will be your rear guard.
9Then you will call, and the LORD will answer;
you will cry out, and He will say, ‘Here I am.’
If you remove the yoke from your midst,
the pointing of the finger and malicious talk,
10and if you give yourself to the hungry
and satisfy the afflicted soul,
then your light will go forth in the darkness,
and your night will be like noonday.
11The LORD will always guide you;
He will satisfy you in a sun-scorched land
and strengthen your frame.
You will be like a well-watered garden,
like a spring whose waters never fail.
12Your people will rebuild the ancient ruins;
you will restore the age-old foundations;
you will be called Repairer of the Breach,
Restorer of the Streets of Dwelling.Isaiah 58:8=12
Need to Catch up?
Do some of the ideas in this article resonate with you, but you still feel a little lost? I might be able to help.
In December, I wrote about the History of the Western Church’s understanding of glory, and explained for those who come from a traditional context about what greater glory will feel like, based on Jesus’ character (see below). I decided to take a teaching tone in that article so that more people can understand the connection between current and upcoming events, and have a grid for the scale of change that the Church will face.
Soon, I will be writing a Part Two of that article, which will explain how the Second Wineskin of the Prophetic Movement carries implications for practical changes in ministry structure, such as:
- Greater Holiness in Personal Embodiment of Prophetic Words
- Justice in Restoration of the National Inheritances, Changes in National Policy
- Worship as Access Point to National Reformation
- Greater Participation in the Redemption of the Land
- Unique Miracles
In the meantime, I challenge you to prayerfully ask Jesus how he would have you engage with these ideas.