It’s December 30, 2016, and I believe I have received a teaching/direction from the LORD about where The Church is going in 2017. If you have not read the previous lesson, please do so before continuing. Just scroll down.
1. 2017 — THE END DAYS CHURCH:
Transformation of The Church ... to The Glorious Church!
You are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation.
(2 Peter 2:9)
When God begins to move...
We've seen it in the election and we're about to see His power be turned up in His Church.
First things first...
Transformation of the corporate Church is taking place by Jesus Christ washing each member of His Body with the holy anointed Word of God. It is called sanctification and it removes spots, wrinkles, and blemishes. (Ephesians 5:25-27)
That Jesus “might present her to Himself” ... holy!
Of course, those who are not spending time in God’s Word continually will remain unwashed and be subject to further discipline. (Hebrews 12:5-11)
It is better to submit and obey! Humility is a requirement for maturity ... and power!
Those who are being led by the Holy Spirit and who are in subjection to His good will are going to enter into glorious times ... this year!
Imagine this ...
A vast multitude of scriptures becoming LIVE to a multitude of Believers.
“The words that I speak to you are spirit and they are life.” (John 6:63)
We have all experienced this in times past. It’s when the Holy Spirit “sits” on a passage or a song and it is quickened to your inner man. There’s an infusion of light that bursts forth within the new-creation man. The Word becomes light, life, and love in you. It’s called the glory of God.
Remember when the skin of Moses' face shone with the glory of God? (Exodus 34:29-30)
Definition of Infuse: to breathe into; to instill; inspire; penetrate; pour into; introduce; implant
Imagine multitudes of Believers becoming “lit” with the glory of God every morning as they study God’s Word.... See 2 Corinthians 4:6-7.
When Solomon dedicated the Temple, the glory of God came in and filled the house.
The Church, each dedicated member of Christ’s Body, is about to be filled with the glory of God, for we are His living Temple!
2. 2017 — GOD HAS AN ARMY MARCHING THROUGH THE LAND
It is absolutely necessary that we know who we are, what we have been given, what Jesus Christ has redeemed us from, and the authority we have been given. This knowledge is the foundation of our individual callings and what the corporate Body is called to do before the LORD’S return.
“But I just don’t understand why it’s so important to read and speak the Who I Am in Christ Scriptures all the time?”
Because you have been told lies about who you really are!
Believing those lies infected The Church! It caused many in The Church to see themselves how the world views them: impotent, unbalanced, insignificant, puny, and unimportant.
It is sad to think that many teachers and Pastors are stuck in unbelief about who and what The Church has been given because they don’t know the scriptures.
Think about ordinary men that became valiant and courageous in battle, defeating whole armies: Abraham and his 318 servants who defeated the armies of four kings; Moses, Joshua, Gideon, King David, and so on; all enforced God’s will to defeat the enemy!
The Valiant: those who are called and strive to obtain the Kingdom of God and its privileges with the utmost eagerness and effort
Equipped with Faith in God
“...who through faith subdued kingdoms, worked righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, became valiant in battle, turned to flight the armies of the aliens...” (Hebrews 11:32-33) See the Overcomer Scriptures.
The Mightiest of Conquerors
And, let us not forget our Champion, Jesus Christ, for it is He who took the keys of Hades and Death from the enemy and “disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it.” (Colossians 2:15)
It is He who has made us alive together with Himself and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Him...far above all principalities and powers and might and dominion... (See Ephesians 1:21 & 2:5-6)
Oh, that The Church would know and experience the exceeding greatness of His power! (Ephesians 1:19) It’s time now for that prayer by the Apostle Paul to be answered and experienced throughout The Church!
“...be transformed by the renewing of your mind...” (Romans 12:2)
It’s the only way to do the perfect will of God. “For as he thinketh within himself, so is he ...” (Proverbs 23:7)
See the Who I Am in Christ Scriptures.
3. 2017 — RECEIVE AND ACT ON THE LIVING WORD
Below are powerful scriptures to meditate on.
“Then the Lord put forth His hand and touched my mouth, and the Lord said to me:
‘Behold, I have put My words in your mouth.
See, I have this day set you over the nations and over the kingdoms,
To root out and to pull down,
To destroy and to throw down,
To build and to plant.’” (Jeremiah 1:9-10)
“And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it. And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.” (Matthew 16:18-19)
“For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.” (Mark 11:23)
“This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.” (Joshua 1:8)
4. 2017 — THE GLORIOUS CHURCH
“Blessed be the God
and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
who has blessed us
with every spiritual blessing
in the heavenly places in Christ,
just as He chose us
before the foundation of the world,
that we should be holy
and without blame
before Him in love,
having predestined us
to adoption as sons
by Jesus Christ to Himself,
according to the good pleasure of His will,
to the praise of the glory of His grace,
by which He made us
accepted in the Beloved.” (Ephesians 1:3)
“Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the middle of wolves: be you therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.” (Matthew 10:16)
“But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” (Acts 1:8)
It’s time for the Glorious Church to answer the hunger that is on this planet!
5. 2017 — SAVING THE LOST
They are without God in the world, having no hope, (Ephesians 2:12) just like we were before Christ.
Love never fails!
Sometimes hurting people hurt people.
Instead of rejecting or retaliating against those who persecute us unfairly — embrace them with divine love — HIS ABILITY TO LOVE — especially through forgiveness and prayer, for in this manner we please the Father of Grace who gave His Son as a divine offering for those (the world) who abused Him and rejected Him.
His assignment to please His Father was always first place in His heart and in His mind. He came to do the will of God and to save suffering humanity from the ravages of sin and death — the curse of the Law.
He came to deliver them from the power of darkness and transfer them into the Kingdom of eternal love. (Colossians 1:13)
Therefore “Do not be overcome with evil, but overcome evil with good.”
Read Romans 12:14-21.
6. 2017 — JESUS' POWER WORKS THROUGH THE CHURCH
Let’s zoom out over the last two thousand years of The Church age and get an overview of what has been happening and what takes place at the end when Almighty God will bring order and restoration to His creation.
“... whom heaven must receive until the times of restoration of all things, which God has spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets since the world began.” (Acts 3:21)
“...blindness in part has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in.” (Romans 11:25)
“Sit at My right hand,
Till I make Your enemies Your footstool.” (Hebrews 1:13)
“... and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe,
according to the working of His mighty power
which He worked in Christ when He raised Him
from the dead and seated Him at His right hand
in the heavenly places, far above
all principality and power and might and dominion,
and every name that is named,
not only in this age but also in that which is to come.
And He put all things under His feet,
and gave Him to be head over all things to the church,
which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.” (Ephesians 1:19-23)
“... till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ ...” (Ephesians 4:13)
7. 2017 — ANGELIC ASSISTANCE
“Are they not all ministering spirits sent forth to minister for those who will inherit salvation?” (Hebrews 1:14)
“Bless the Lord, you His angels,
Who excel in strength, who do His word,
Heeding the voice of His word.” (Psalm 103:20)
If you pick up your Bible and hold it to your ear, you will not hear any words. But when a born again Believer, who walks by faith in God speaks the Word, angels are sent on assignment to bring God’s Word to pass.
Just remember to guard your mouth from saying any words that would cancel their objective. Never replace faith with fear by thinking it’s not working.
Give the angels time to do their work. Fight the good fight of faith to see results!
The power of ONE angel!
“And it came to pass on a certain night that the angel of the Lord went out, and killed in the camp of the Assyrians one hundred and eighty-five thousand; and when people arose early in the morning, there were the corpses—all dead.” (2 Kings 19:35)
So, what can we expect in 2017?
1. The filling of the End Days Church with God’s glory!
2. God has an Army breaking free of religious tradition to Who they are in Christ.
3. The Glorious Church is receiving and acting on God’s Word.
4. Who the Glorious Church really is.
5. The Assignment: Saving the lost.
6. Jesus’ power works through His Church.
7. Angelic Assistance is a must.
What do all these things have in common? What comes before we see results?
Prayer! Prayer! Prayer!
We are praying with a purpose:
Make The Church ready for center stage and bring in the harvest!
See the Prophetic Word for 2017.
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