On August 21 2016, the Father spoke the following word to me during my early morning prayer time.
“The time has come to reveal the sins of My Bride! She can no longer hide beneath her veil of deception the things I already know. I will reveal her true identity, her true state of being, so that I may heal her, renew her, and restore her to her place and position of authority!
I haven’t forgotten My Promise to revive My work in the midst of the darkness and peril (Habakkuk 3:2). I will work,” says your God. “I will stand and fight for My Bride and My Righteous Church. But you must come clean. You must walk into the Light of Judgment! It is your hour of exposure – It is your day of reckoning! For how can I judge the nations in righteousness if I haven’t judged My own House?! How can I smite your enemies, if My Own People are in disarray, disorder and dysfunctional, living in the darkness of sin?
No I will not defeat your enemy without until you defeat your enemy within! The demons and devils who prevail against you within your churches and pulpits – you must stand and say, ‘That’s enough! I will not tolerate your tripe that has enslaved my soul, I will flee from your snare! I will free myself from this sin that devours!’
In this hour, I will cleanse My Temple. In this day,” says your God, “I will visit the iniquities of a self-serving people – stiff necked and rebellious towards me!
Come out of the Babylonian churches – flee from their stench of rebellion. For My Fire has been kindled. Vengeance is Mine and I will judge My House with fervency!”
There is a changing of the guards that is upon the Church, and we must position ourselves to receive our place in this final day harvest. The prophetic voice of yesterday is handing over the reins of leadership, not by succession, but by rejection! That is what is happening right now on earth!
Please understand this is not an issue of age, but an issue of neglect and forfeit. The current wineskins of the ecumenical garbage are bursting at the seams! I love the older generations that were the pioneers of the faith. Personally I would rather have an “older” saint of the Lord lays hands on me and pray, than some young buck who is trying to make a buck through their prayers! So the change of leadership that is here is not necessarily one of age but one that is being demanded by Heaven because if we don’t change we won’t see what Heaven has prepared for us from the foundations of the earth, and that is a massive flood of Glory and harvest of souls!
There is only one obstacle that is in the way of the Fathers plan, and it’s not the devil, or a political entity, it’s the current regime of Church hierarchy, who refuses to let the “David’s” take their predestined place. That obstacle, is being moved as I write this teaching!
The Father gave me the following prophetic teaching and confirmation. In this teaching, we will see three main characters, David, Nabal, and Abigail. They represent the Father, the current Babylonian Church, and the Remnant Church, respectively. There is a prophetic parallel that the Father is earnestly wanting us to see.
And Samuel died; and all the Israelites were gathered together, and lamented him, and buried him in his house at Ramah. And David arose, and went down to the wilderness of Paran. (1 Samuel 25:1)
The great prophet Samuel had died, the prophetic voice of Israel. He was a true leader, whose guidance came from the Throne Room of God, providing Israel a sure word in uncertain times (1 Samuel 3:19). Death is always a catalyst for the birthing of something new. Heaven has a way of announcing great change through death. It is sorrowful for us on earth, but Heaven understands that if progress is to come, then one generation, one form of leadership, must give way to another.
For example, it wasn’t until Moses died, that Joshua took Israel into the promised land (Deuteronomy 31:14). Isaiah didn’t see the Father high and lifted up until King Uzziah died (Isaiah 6:1).
2. And there was a man in Maon, whose possessions were in Carmel; and the man was very great, and he had three thousand sheep, and a thousand goats: and he was shearing his sheep in Carmel.
3. Now the name of the man was Nabal; and the name of his wife Abigail: and she was a woman of good understanding, and of a beautiful countenance: but the man was churlish and evil in his doings; and he was of the house of Caleb. (1 Samuel 25:2-3)
Nabal is a prophetic reflection of the current Church leadership of the Babylonian Enterprise. His possessions stretched to Carmel which means Garden Land or Fruitful Land. He had it all. Just like the leadership of today whose mass media tentacles reach beyond our current borders. Churches who have financial holdings in the multiplied millions of dollars, yet never preach about the Cross, sin, or the international holocaust called abortion! These leaders mirror in many ways the story of Lazarus and the Rich Man of Luke 16:19-31. Always the best, multiple homes, air conditioned dog houses, jets, and private amenities hidden from their board, and the backs of those who have carried the load for these charlatans! I am not against prosperity, I’m against the poison that seeps through the bag of gold these thieves are hiding! That poison is pride, rebellion, and selfishness! Welcome to the Church of Self!
Nabal’s name means “Senseless Fool”. That name fits perfectly for the current pagan leadership! His wife’s name Abigail means The Fathers Joy, which is the perfect name for the Remnant Church! We are the apple of His eye, the apex of His creation, and favor surrounds us as a shield (Psalm 5:12)! She wasn’t just smart and full of wisdom, she was also beautiful! Her beauty within radiated throughout, and when you saw her, you knew why the Father was overjoyed, you can hear Him say, “That’s My girl, My child, My delight”!
This is exactly what the Father wants to say about the entire Church, but He can’t because Nabal is stuck in his ways, and refuses to repent!
Verse 3 says Nabal was a churlish man, which means he was a stubborn, hard hearted, snarling fool! He was rich, but not because of hard work. His wealth came from an inheritance (Joshua 14 and 15). He was from the lineage of Caleb, the great Caleb of the book of Joshua, a man who in his older age said, “Give me this mountain!” (Joshua 14:12-15) Unfortunately, Caleb’s successor, like it is today, says give me more stuff, and hurry it up! We are the ME generation, the selfie generation, and Heaven has had enough of it!
Something was lost in the transfer of Caleb’s estate to Nabal. He received the stuff but not the spirit of Caleb, he received the possessions but not the passion nor Kingdom purpose. He obtained many things, but he rejected the character of Caleb! He became increasingly selfish, sinful, and rebellious.
I believe we as a Church have lost something in the transfer from our Church fathers. You can go back to the Apostles and the Church of Acts, or pick any time period of Church history for your reference. But for me, we lost something that the Healing Revivalists, and Church pioneers of that hour had; Holy Ghost fire, passion for the lost, and Holiness unto God! Today these great saints are looked upon as foolish, backwards, and untrained. They may be so in theology and education, but everyone knew these folks had been with Jesus! (Acts 4:13) Blinded eyes opened, deaf ears unstopped, the lame walked, the dead rose to new life, and the altars were full of sinners moaning and weeping their way into Heaven! Yes, I would rather have that day of so called ignorance, than the smoke machines, and fabricated presence of a God most have never met!
Nabal is the current Church, full of stuff, but void of the Spirit of God! You can have the stuff, just give me Jesus!
Here is a powerful prophetic parallel and event coming to a Church near you. David sent ten young men to speak to Nabal. Ten is the number of judgment, trial, and testing, when used in the negative sense. Young represents the new leadership, new vision, new wine, and a fresh kingdom perspective. Many have taught that David was ruthless, taking something that didn’t belong to him, like a thief. Some within the Kingdom at that time viewed David as a common criminal because of his flight from Saul. Your misunderstanding of who the Father is, and what Heaven is doing in this hour will cost you your ministry, stuff, and possibly your life!
10. And Nabal answered David’s servants, and said, “Who is David? And who is the son of Jesse?” There be many servants now a days that break away every man from his master.
11. Shall I then take my bread, and my water, and my flesh that I have killed for my shearers, and give it unto men, whom I know not whence they be? (1 Samuel 25:10-11)
Listen to the attitude of Nabal! Who is this David? Who is the son of Jesse? Nabal purposely rejected David and refused to honor his agreement with David. That is exactly what the Church of Nabal is doing today! Who is this God you are speaking of? Who is this Son, and this plan to revive us? How dare you tell us there is a new wave of glory coming, and persecution that is going to costs us something! We are blessed, we are the seed of Abraham, chosen to be filthy rich! No pain for us, we are out of here!
Nabal was a fool because he rejected the honoring of David, paying David what he was owed. Church, you are a fool, sitting in a ship of fools, if you don’t heed the warning that judgment is coming to the Church of Nabal!
David’s response was the sword! The Father’s first choice is never the sword. He is gracious, slow to anger, and merciful (Exodus 34:6). The sword only comes to those who are stiff necked, rebellious, and foolish enough not to accept the Fathers terms and conditions. The very reason judgment on the House of God hasn’t started in full force is due to those who are still in the Church of Nabal, interceding!
14. But one of the young men told Abigail, Nabal’s wife, saying, Behold, David sent messengers out of the wilderness to salute our master; and he railed on them.
15. But the men were very good unto us, and we were not hurt, neither missed we anything, as long as we were conversant with them, when we were in the fields: (1 Samuel 25:14-15)
You see, David wasn’t a criminal, evil minded, or lording over Nabal. David wanted what was rightfully his. David wanted peace to come to Nabal, and his house.
The Father is saying to us right now, “Listen, I have a plan for you, to bless you beyond your fading materialism. I love you and need you for this final harvest!”
David had been a wall of protection for Nabal and Nabal knew it, but still refused to pay what he owed. He was selfish, greedy, and rejected the offer of peace. Judgment was now the only way to resolve this issue, and to turn Nabal’s possessions over to the Kingdom. The Father has been a wall of protection to us, but that wall is coming down, due to our wretchedness!
They were a wall unto us both by night and day, all the while we were with them keeping the sheep. (1 Samuel 25:16)
How can we change our course as a Church when we have leadership that acts and lives like a child of the devil (Belial)?
Now therefore know and consider what thou wilt do; for evil is determined against our master, and against all his household: for he is such a son of Belial, that a man cannot speak to him. (1 Samuel 25:17)
Here comes the bride! Nabal’s wife, Abigail, knew who David was. She knew he was to be king, and that he was a passionate, and fierce warrior. Like Abigail, the true Church, the Remnant, the Bride, we know our Father! We intimately know His Son as Savior, King of Kings, and Lord of Lords! We’ve experienced His generosity of Grace, His marvelous Mercy, and His matchless power! Abigail came with offerings of repentance, a fragrance of pure sincerity, and a humble heart of worship. She repented for the sins of her house, and husband, even though she didn’t trespass against David. That is true intercession!
Then Abigail made haste, and took two hundred loaves, and two bottles of wine, and five sheep ready dressed, and five measures of parched corn, and one hundred clusters of raisins, and two hundred cakes of figs, and laid them on asses. (1 Samuel 25:18)
Please read the entire exchange between David and Abigail that ends at verse 35! This is a powerful reflection of what the Remnant are doing right now, falling at the Father’s feet! Worshipping Him in the beauty of Holiness, (Psalm 29:2) pleading for His Mercy to be extended towards His People.
There is a payday someday for rejecting the Father’s offer of peace, and His plan of a new day for our Churches. The season we currently are in is our final warning!
36. And Abigail came to Nabal; and, behold, he held a feast in his house, like the feast of a king; and Nabal’s heart was merry within him, for he was very drunken: wherefore she told him nothing, less or more, until the morning light. (1 Samuel 25:36)
37. But it came to pass in the morning, when the wine was gone out of Nabal, and his wife had told him these things, that his heart died within him, and he became as a stone. (1 Samuel 25:36-37)
As a watchman, it amazes me that with all the prophetic warnings, and real time events exploding in our world, many in the Church of Nabal, are partying like everything is just fine! We are still sinning like devils on Saturday, and singing like angels on Sunday, regurgitating the Hananiah prophecies that are leading us straight to the bottom of the abyss!
I have a warning that will not make me be popular in certain circles, but there is coming a series of events that is going to paralyze many, causing them to be thunderstruck, and will result in an early check out call from this life. Some scholars say Nabal had a stroke, others say a type of cardio event which was caused by being thunderstruck by the words he heard. In all of his foolishness, he never thought of the recompense of his actions, nor the fierce judgment of David. Nabal was truly a fool!
My friend, it would be foolish to follow anyone who doesn’t know the totality of who God is, and what He will do to those who are unrepentant, foolishly standing in His way. Nabal became a stone for 10 days, a prophetic reality of judgment. His party was over, the staggering effects of the wine of the world had left his body. There he sat with the words of his wife still ringing within his ears, it was too late to turn, he became stone. Just like Lot’s wife, Nabal was a fool not to obey, and embrace the reality that God was up to something new. A new King, a new Kingdom, and a new dimension of God’s presence was being revealed to Israel, but Nabal refused it!
Church, the Father is up to something new. It is a new leadership, a new Church, rooted in the discarded truths found in the indestructible Word of God!
In conclusion, I am making a very stern and sincere call to the Church. It’s a call to come out of the Church of Nabal. Flee these demons in suits, whose only pursuit is fame and YOUR fortune! Don’t spend another day or dollar consuming their tripe that only a dog would eat. Depart from these franchise churches, these churches that are built on personalities, rather than His Presence!
Judgment is coming. The question is, where would you rather be, in the house of a fool or the House of Faith? No matter who opposes this message or messenger, God the Father will have His way, and He will get it all in the end!
And when David heard that Nabal was dead, he said, Blessed be the LORD, that hath pleaded the cause of my reproach from the hand of Nabal, and hath kept his servant from evil: for the LORD hath returned the wickedness of Nabal upon his own head. And David sent and communed with Abigail, to take her to him to wife. (1 Samuel 25:39)
If you are currently in the Church of Nabal, it is time to get out! Here are 3 things the Father shared with me that we must do in this hour. If these seem simple or flippant to you, then your heart is not right. These steps are profound in what they will produce in this final hour of humanity!
- Confess your sins!
- Repent! (Turn completely from your sin and past)
- Run into My Arms! (Like Abigail, run to the only One and True King)
Author: Pastor Benjamin Faircloth
Benjamin Faircloth is the President and Founder of World Outreach Ministries International and also the Pastor of Ignited Church in Lavonia GA. His wife Jennifer is also a Pastor at Ignited Church, which was birthed out of a desire to see the glory of God restored to the church and to help others discover their destiny in Christ! Benjamin has been in ministry since 1991.