by Jeannette Rodgers http://www.newwinetoday.org (used with permission)
Isaiah 42:8,9 NKJV
- 8: I am the LORD, that is My name; And My glory I will not give to another, Nor My praise to carved images.
- 9: Behold, the former things have come to pass, And new things I declare; Before they spring forth I tell you of them.
We have entered a season of CHURCH REVOLUTION
(1) a sudden, radical, or complete change
(2) a fundamental change in the way of thinking about or visualizing something
A radical change is about to occur.
The "church" as we know it has been under Great revision in the past few years. The Lord has been revising the plans that were made outside of HIS own. No longer will the ambition that some have had for "quantity" be acceptable but "quality" of Life in HIM and stability in Christ will be the "key". The ritualistic traditions that have become the "norm" will be changed into "Simplicity In Christ Jesus"; through HIS undiluted and uncompromising Word and truth.
The "church" of TODAY is about to be REVOLUTIONIZED with Purpose, Life, True Worship, Simplicity, Power and Love.
The sons of God who have been established are coming up from places where they have been hidden away preparing for this time of release. Those who are willing to LET GOD, heal the sick and broken hearted, revive the spiritually dead with HIS breath and stand in HIM and with HIM outside of the box are about to burst forth with a new Boldness and Confidence as never before. This Revolution will not come forth with outwardly expression of zeal, arrogance and pride. This revolution shall come forth with the heart of our Lord through compassion and simplicity in Christ.
This Revolution will come through His chosen ones shining forth the very likeness of Jesus Christ Himself. The church will be activated to fulfill the Great Commission just as Jesus Christ went out amongst the people, the sick, the untouchables, the unteachables, the unwanted, the unloved and the unbelievers. He forgave the sin, He touched and healed the leper and the sick, He trained the disciples encouraged the doubter, forgave the adulterer and brought hope and faith to the unbeliever. He loved all unto and through His death and died for all the sins of the world. He returned with Power and Life Abundantly for all who believe in Him.
The resounding sound of the Heavens shall be heard throughout the earth as the trumpets of silver are declaring the order in which this Revolution shall be completed. No longer will wrong motivations or manipulation move through the simplistic church of today. For God has repositioned, replaced, revised and removed all things necessary for the preparation that is required for HIS Glory to be revealed in this earth through this Church Revolution.
The competitive spirit that has continued within denominations, religions and churches will be non-existent. There shall be a body that is of unity and love. The church revolution shall cause one house to join with another lifting the HOLY name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth as ONE BODY. Religiosity, legalistic mentalities, ritualistic traditions will now be removed from the church of today through the church revolution and the simplistic love Relationship with the Lord of Lords and King of Kings will reign. For the Lord God Almighty is seeking a One on One relationship with His body of believers
The spirit of Greed shall be cast down in this season. Greed has risen but it shall take its fall as the Church is Revolutionized. There are blessings that God is about to pour down upon HIS CHURCH for HIS GLORY and upon those who have stood and trusted in HIM and not in the ways of the world. Rest and know that as you have long awaiting the blessings of Heaven to pour down abundantly for the sake of the gospel; so this shall pass in this season during this Church Revolution.
The ways in which God will replenish finances for HIS church will come in unimaginable ways and for the church or ministry that has been seeking HIM and moving according to HIS plans there will be MORE THAN ENOUGH provision to fulfill HIS Plans. For the Lord will be make deposits in places unimaginable and incomprehensible with the natural mind. For at one moment it will seem that things were going all wrong and then SUDDENLY AND RADICALLY it will be made RIGHT.
Certain Houses of Worship will be fully restored and others will close the doors as they join with another house. Some will turn over the deed to another without pay required. The focus will shift immediately off of Self and be placed upon the Lord Jesus Christ. No justification will be needed for the sudden changes that will occur because the hand of GOD will be evident. Finally, there will be those who come to the realization that there is true contentment in the LORD without requiring another four walls.
God is REVOLUTIONIZING His people and HIS church.
The Lord is requiring His under shepherds to stand still where you are and let HIM do the revision. Watch HIM be GOD where you are. God will do much with little. Simply watch the hand of the Lord move. If you do not understand, continue to trust HIM and let HIM bring you to where HE needs you to be and HE will reveal HIS plans to you in HIS perfect timing.
Your title, your position is not what makes you, but Christ Himself within you is your identity in HIM. Trust that HE will, HE WILL, continue to use your life in HIM in ways you could not think or imagine and perhaps in a smaller place but in a Bigger Way. Find contentment with the ministry of your life in Him as it affects and touches all those that surround you. A life displaying the love and likeness of Christ unto all people in all places will transform this earth during this church revolution.
No longer will fear be an issue but Faith shall arise.
Love and compassion are about to bubble over.
The simplistic life in Jesus Christ is about to speak loud and clear to many.
The Church is being Revolutionized
The church of yesterday, believed the "building" must be great and big; borrowing money, praying for more finances, looking to expand for image BUT the church of today sees and knows that BUILDER is greater, lives to be the building that GOD has made and knows that GOD is in the business of building the hearts of HIS people.
The church of today is not concerned with image, outward appearance, grandiose superiority or competition. The church of today displays the simplicity, the liberty, the love of Christ.
The church of yesterday believed any music is acceptable and performance is necessary; the church of today seeks to worship in Spirit and Truth. Praising GOD for whom HE is and worshipping HIM out of love for HIM, HIS death and HIS resurrection and HIS LOVE.
The church of yesterday is concerned with numbers (quantity) ; the church of today trusts in the Lord and continues to minister to HIM and is content with those God sends in, looks for quality of Life in Christ, and is not discouraged or downtrodden because they are not on stage for all to see. The church of today marvels at what GOD does in a small place with a small group, even if just one.
The church of yesterday exalts itself and its leaders; forms cliques causing others to feel like outcasts or misfits; The church of today exalts the Lord Thy God, follows Jesus and is not persuaded by favoritism or recognition and joins together in fellowship with all understanding that God is no respector of persons.
The church of yesterday appoints those that they desire to place in ministry according to their flesh and the church of today only appoints those called by God with ministry already activated within them by the Holy Spirit.
The church of yesterday left people walking away wounded; The church of today heals the hurting and welcomes all people.
The church of yesterday tickled the ears of its listeners and made things "comfortable" ;The church of today will allow God to move you to repentance and bring about change in your life.
The church of yesterday needs acknowledgement, pleads for money, preaches what we want to hear instead of what we need to hear.The church of today needs no recognition, promotion and trusts in what God will do through His people without manipulation, convincing or compromising.
The church of yesterday was filled with strife, anger, division, greed and control ; The church of today is filled with love, unity, compassion, simplicity, generosity, meekness, humility, humbleness and LIBERTY.
The church of yesterday quenched the Holy Spirit and the revolutionized church of today allows the Holy Spirit to move uninhibited by legalism, rituals and time restraints.
The church of yesterday diluted God's word, added sugar and mixed it with worldly opinions and views; the church of Today brings forth the undiluted Holy Word of GOD, its truth which brings conviction and change to ones life.
The church/ministry of yesterday has to convince and persuade another of its calling or life in Christ and the church of today is of Christ and visible for all to see and sense within the depths of their soul.
The church of yesterday moved according their own thoughts and ways and the church of today is led by the Spirit of the Lord.
The church of yesterday walked doubting, and the REVOLUTIONIZED church of today will stand on the promises of GOD trusting in HIS word; knowing HE is able and HE is in control until the end and forevermore.