I saw Jesus in the temple and He opened the scroll of Isaiah to Isaiah 61:1. I was watching the scene of Luke 4:21 where Jesus fulfilled this Scripture (The Spirit of the Lord is upon me to… ). He then took off His mantle and placed it upon all who were listening. I knew that those who were listening were His disciples (which represented us today). After being taught and receiving His mantle (which represents all of His teachings, His life, His ministry; being equipped for the work of ministry) they went out, and brought all types of people in. They were changing (reforming) the culture and bringing people into the church so that they could meet with the Lord and be equipped in the same way as the existing believers. The Lord then reminded me of the parable of the King’s Banquet. I saw demons being cast out, I saw people healed and it all happened outside of the church and they were brought in so they could join us in meeting with the Lord and growing in our faith.
INTERPRETATION & TEACHING:
Jesus represented our Lord Jesus Christ teaching the people of God through the ministry of the five-fold office. The leaders of the church must teach the people of God to receive the mantle of Jesus (live like Him, act like Him, talk like Him, fulfill His ministry as He works through them by the Spirit). The leaders of the church (the five-fold ministry/elders/shepherds) must equip the body to go out and do.
The Lord showed me the current state of Sunday Christianity where we go Sunday after Sunday and never make disciples or minister in His power and He spoke and said “no more”. I then saw a stopwatch and it was almost at 12. The time is very short. The day of the Lord quickly approaches. The harvest is ripe and the awakening is ready. It won’t come without us obeying. We have to obey Jesus and do what He commanded us to do so we reap the great harvest He has prepared. It won’t just come without our obedience. We have to be the true church of the Word. Whether you are a church leader who is called to equip the body, or a member of the body without a position of leadership, both camps must obey what they are called to do. When we walk in obedience to the Word we will see the great harvest being brought in and the Lord will rejoice.
Teachers must teach and equip the body with the full counsel of God. No more milk. We need the meat of the Word. The meat of the Word comes through teaching the people to obey Jesus and live Mark 16 to bring others into the church. The people of God cannot sit around in churches any longer. There is no more time for that. The people of God must begin to go out and make disciples, bringing them into the church so that they can be equipped to go out also. This is how true revival will be experienced. Leaders must lead and teach. Those not called to church leadership must go out and bring in.
There is no more time for “comfortable” Christianity. It is NOT pleasing to the Lord. Whatever role we have in the body, we must LIVE IT OUT THROUGH OBEDIENCE. Let us be pleasing to the Lord! I am speaking prophetically that this WILL come to pass and the CHURCH WILL RISE UP AND BECOME ALL SHE IS DESTINED TO BE! We will see this in the near future.
The Lord counsels you to seek and obey Him. Obey what He commands you to do. There may be a lot of change in your life in this season but know it’s from the Lord. He is positioning you into your destiny and He is calling you back into His purpose revealed in the Word.
CHURCH LEADERS: Jesus said, “Teaching them to obey all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.” Matthew 28:30. Are you teaching your people the full counsel of God? Don’t make them reliant upon you. Make them reliant upon the Lord and teach them to OBEY HIM.
May the Lord bless and keep you always! Your brother in Christ, who loves you, Matthew Elijah Love.
Author: Matthew Love
Matthew Love was born again when he was 16 years old when the Holy Spirit spoke to him and convicted him, telling him that he would “burn in hell” if he did not repent. That night he repented before the Lord Jesus and his life was completely changed by the next day as God saved him from marijuana addiction, 5 years of pornography addiction, fornication and many other things. In 2015, he began to hear the voice of the Lord speaking to him prophetically, both out loud and in his spirit through dreams and visions. He has grown into a prophetic office in the church, operating mostly in a prophetic ministry with words of knowledge, teaching/preaching, discerning of spirits, spiritual warfare and end-times revival and end-times prophecies. Matthew is currently a Bible college student pursuing a bachelor degree in Pastoral studies. He has a deep longing for revival for the church and awakening for the world. He puts special emphasis on the Secret Place (Knowing Jesus in a personal, intimate relationship where we hear His voice and minister to Him with His heart).
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