History and Prophecy led to this age. It’s obvious that the world is moving toward darkness and sadly taking some churches with it. But remember that it was God who said that Christians are the Light of this world. Light destroys darkness and we are called “Light”, so just keep shinning, because God’s people will not only light up this world, we will produce miracles, signs and wonders, creating believers who will leave the darkness of this world. Our Joy comes from knowing that darkness cannot, and will not eliminate God’s lights that are not only greater, but longer lasting, both now and eternally. Remember, if you are the light of the world, than when you walk into darkness the darkness must go. Yes, God is recruiting an end time army right now.
In Ephesians 4:11-16, Jesus said He gave some apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors some teachers for equipping of saints for work of their ministry. The whole body joined by every joint, effectively working and growing the body of Christ in love. Yes, every born again Christian is called to ministry of Jesus’ Kingdom on earth. There is no such thing as a do nothing pew sitting ministry. Also, every believer’s ministry is connected and operational through His local Church. That means that all local churches combined, make up the total body of Christ. Than the fivefold leadership offices (Eph 4:11), are used to train and equip these Saints for their ministries, while also helping their local body. Like a physical body, every Saint has a purpose in Christ’s body. So, when local bodies unit, the result is Gods’ purpose being accomplished. If you want your local church to increase in numbers, start connecting to other churches to take God’s Word to community. Yes, all Christian, including leaders should ask themselves a simple question: “Am I gathering people to work for my ministry or am I training Saints for their ministry”? The simple answer is: we should be doing both. Also, when local churches work together they not only increase individually, but also increasing their number of Saints living in that community.
PROPHETIC WORD NOVEMBER 20, 2002 – on going up or down: “Word from God: lift your hearts and reach forth because things are coming to pass throughout lands. You will hear a loud noise, but may not hear anything. Those who hear will hear loudly. Those that do not hear will wonder what is happening, as some will rise as My Body. There will be abundance throughout the land, yet also be a lack throughout the same times. This will be done so people will know who My people are. Don’t be fooled, it is not what you think, but there will be noise and movement throughout entire lands. My Spirit will cover earth and you will see devastation, but also glory, all depending on hearing or not hearing My voice. You will either yell with victory or cry in despair. There will know between. Yet, a great and mighty movement will come upon earth. My people will hear My voice, and to those who listen it will sound as a trumpet and will rise and be strong and mighty. Those who do not hear My Voice will say, “I hear nothing”. Yes, My Church shall prevail with such glory the world will say, “God is amongst His people”. Know, that regardless of how you feel My way is above mans ways. I will speak to My people with a loud voice, and those that hear will know and understand for I shall have a people that love me. So be strong and fear not, for I am with you. Don’t look at what you see in the natural, but look to the spirit as I have told you many times. Look to spirit and see mighty wonders. Do not look to the world. Keep your eyes on Spirit for He will encourage you. Listen for My voice, for My Word shall not fail. Hold to My Word because it is your strength and victory. Hold to Me and see the power, glory and majesty of your King”. Church shall prevail with glory never seen; devastation and coming glory with the majesty of Jesus”.
If it requires our making changes, than make them because you will be on the best plan possible. Remember, Jesus always wins so when you are walking with Him you can’t lose, you win and the drought you are in will be over. Robert David Shipman