As I woke up this morning I went into a vision of a bride in a tug of war, worn out and exhausted trying to maintain two positions but was unable to and growing tired quickly.
This is the church desperately trying to hold the position of the kingdom and also keep its alignment with the world. It’s the church who are trying to move forward with the Spirit but have made handshakes and unholy alliances with systems of this world, fear of man, and demonic agendas to stay relevant and keep its reputation.
This year the church will have to choose! We can’t be both! We can’t serve two masters! We can’t be double-minded and expect to see kingdom power and fruit!
We can’t keep turning a blind eye to things happening in our nation while we lay low in our buildings hoping it will all pass over. We have to be a voice. We have to decide to be part of a solution. Silence is cowardice. Silence is that middle ground.
Sitting on the fence is not a position of love or being a bridge, it’s moving against the spirit. Does God sit on the fence with His positions on good and evil? Surely not!
Then I asked the Lord what to pray and then I felt the presence and glory fill the room, and then the fear of the Lord came upon me until I was shaking.
It’s time the church experiences the Glory again so she is reminded of who she is!
It’s time the church experiences the fear of the Lord so we break free from our allegiance to man!
The church needs to remember who she is, and get fresh oil for the days ahead.
Yes, this year the church will have to decide who she serves.
But there is a remnant rising who are leading us in the new path.
They are waving the flag of righteousness and delivering anyone who sees it.
They aren’t wasting their time trying to stitch up a broken wine skin, but they are the new wine skin.
They won’t bow to demonic ideologies to stay accepted. They know this comes with a high price but they know it’s where God is leading.
And they won’t just refuse to bow to the Nebuchadnezzar statue of our times… because they know that there’s a 4th man standing in the fire, and they would rather persecution WITH Jesus than momentary peace without Him.
Let’s choose Jesus.. no, don’t give me your comments that sound wise and intellectual but are just mixture and compromise. Choose Jesus.
Author: Nate Johnston
Nate and his wife Christy host online courses to train, equip and empower people as they walk through deep inner healing, identity issues. They release regular encouragement and prophetic words to the body of Christ through social media and create simple, bible-based books and resources to help edify and empower the body of Christ to walk in their full authority and identity as Sons and Daughters of the King.