“Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, that the plowman shall overtake the reaper, and the treaded of grapes who sows the seed; and the mountains shall drop sweet wine and all the hills shall melt [that is, everything heretofore barren and unfruitful shall overflow with spiritual blessing” (Amos 9:13).
I believe many Christians are aware Jesus is preparing to return for His Church. I’m also sure most true believers expect Jesus to prepare and position His Church for their final victories. Yet, it’s hard to believe so many people, claiming to be Christians, do not understand what it means to prepare in the spiritual arena today. Why is it so difficult for Christians to turn loose of the world? The answer is really not complicated, but before we continue let us get a clearer picture of the current position of many believers.
Most Christians today understand the Old Testament is a shadow of Jesus in New Testament Church. This Temple was called the Tabernacle in the wilderness, a shadow of the Church. The New Testament Church is the body of Christ, not a building. This is important because it helps clarify a large piece of the modern day Christian’s spiritual position: (Mark 15:38). When Jesus was crucified on the cross the veil and Holy of Holies was torn open, the earth trembled and graves opened when Jesus said, “It is finished”. This means that there is no longer a wall between true believers and the presence of God. In the vision of the throne room the door was wide open. Today, every Saint of God has the same opportunity of entering Jesus’ presence. The choice is ours and we cannot blame others!
Without doubt, this is the greatest time in religious history for the true body of Christ. We live in a season where believers should be expecting supernatural power and authority. This time that we live in is the ideal position the Church has preached about for many years. Every believer and un-believers are being called to kingdom duty; the rally cry from heaven is going forth and the world is looking what the church has been given, the Word. this is also true of many churches that focus on gathering but never assemble the people as one body. So, they continue to rattle around like pieces in a puzzle box. What the world really needs is to see them as a picture of Jesus. This requires getting out of the box together. Then, like the sales meeting example, non-believers start seeing the beautiful image of Jesus and the message to produce fruit: (Numbers 10:35-36). Yes, Jesus is preparing and moving His Church into position for its greatest victories in history.
JULY, 2002 Open Vision and prophetic words points out what God expects form all true believers in last days.- God’s word start: I am an awesome God, a God of love; I am also God of Judgment. My Word is true and I am pleased, but the sick is not brought to me. If you bring those who need me to the house of prayer you will see things happen. You have not brought before me those you pray for. Yes, I hear prayers for sick, prayers for those walking the street. I hear prayers for family and friends, but they’re not brought before me so My power can be seen. I Challenge you; bring those that are down, lost, and need healing and watch My power come to pass. Yes, the glory you seek is waiting for you, but it also requires those you are praying for. I am pleased you are praying for I hear your praying. Now, if you will bring those people into My house of prayer you will see great manifestations among yourselves and them. Seek those needing me. Look under the rocks and find those looking for Me and bring them to be glorified as I am glorified. Those that doubt Me will see you and Me, for they will not be able to say they don’t know Me for My glory will be among you as a light. You will shine into darkness and will not stand against your light I placed upon you. Go into the highways and compel them to come. Seek those who need Me and bring them to Me and I will show great wonders. My arms of healing will stretch forth. Spiritual gifts will manifest and you will be proud to say the glory of Almighty God is among His people. [Year 2002 – God is saying it’s time for His Church to stand and go find the lost and needing to bring to Him and He show wonders through the Body of Christ the world has never seen].
Pastor Robert D. Shipman