Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, I urge you to take the time to read this word which I believe to be one of the most urgent for the body of Christ in many years. We live in an unprecedented time where believer and unbelievers are trying to understand where we are and where we are going. This word has not been released lightly and is not simply another word or prophecy, but direction from the Lord that will help prepare us for the history changing moment right in front of us. What is ahead is greater than the Reformation and will have a bigger impact than that. This will be a reformation of the world as we know it not just a doctrine within Christianity. Most of the world believe this pandemic is the defining moment of 2020 and indeed recent history. It is not – it is about to fade into a low background noise and a mere footnote of history compared to what God is about to do. Our Almighty, Eternal God can never be triumphed over by a disease. So I urge you to prepare and open your heart as we are on the precipice of one of the defining moments in history similar to Noah’s flood, Israel being delivered from Egypt and other historical milestones.
Isaiah 60:1-3 “1Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you. 2See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the Lord rises upon you and his glory appears over you. 3Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn.” This scripture is being fulfilled before our eyes today. Some have waited for decades to see the day we have now entered. While the gross darkness in the world and on the people is clear for all to see – we must all now prepare for a level of glory none of us have ever experienced before. For many years we have quoted powerful scriptures like John 14:12 “Greater works will you do because I go to the Father” and Habakkuk 2:14 “For the earth will be filled with the glory of the Lord like the waters cover the sea.” Now is the time for these scriptures to become reality.
OUR FOCUS – PREPARE FOR THE DAY OF HIS POWER
Psalm 110:3 “Your people will be willing in the Day of Your Power”. This is the Day of His power and He is inviting His people to participate. Not all will be willing and accept, but all are invited. It is not the end yet as some believe, there is a great outpouring and harvest that the bible prophecies that must come in before we think about anything else. Yes there are Signs of the Times and things are accelerating. However, Jesus was clear that our focus is to use our talents as He instructed us “Occupy Till I Come” – Luke 19:13. If we do not use our talents we will be considered “unprofitable servants” and receive no rewards in Heaven as Jesus warns us in the Parable of the Talents in Luke 19. This is not a time to retreat and be full of fear or escapism. Hebrews 10:39 “But we do not belong to those who shrink back and are destroyed, but to those who have faith and are saved.” This is a time to rise up like never before to be used by God to fulfil our destinies. We must be carriers of Hope and not fear. Our focus must be Him and His purposes for our lives as we are at the Esther 4:14 moment of being “Called to the Kingdom for such a time as this.” Like the children of Israel if we do not correctly discern this moment we will miss our time of visitation – Luke 19:44. As a great visitation is on our doorstep.
WORLD AT A STANDSTILL – GOD’S GREATER PLAN
The world is at a standstill and if you listen carefully you can hear the taunt of this pandemic like Goliath saying – where is your God? The world has been cowering in fear in their homes, but there is a people like David about to rise to the challenge. The enemy would love nothing more than the world and indeed God’s people to overlook God and depend solely on man for solutions. Like at the Tower of Babel when man wanted to build its own self-existence – God stepped in and scattered the enemies plans. He is about to do the same thing again. The enemy has sought to blind humanity, both believer and unbeliever of God’s sovereign control of the world and its events – Daniel 2:21. Do we really think this pandemic took the all-knowing God by surprise? There are times in history when God Himself steps in and changes the course of history and reminds man that He is sovereign and always in control – this is one of those moments. Do we really believe that a disease could stop God’s greater plans? Our God of the impossible who created the whole earth by speaking is greater than that.
Whether this pandemic is from man, God or the Devil, judgement or justice should not be our focus. This moment is too huge to be caught up in that. We have to move beyond the who’s and the why’s to what comes next. This virus may have appeared to derail the world and indeed the church at the same time, however, God is sovereign and His plans will be fulfilled. We are going from outbreak to out-Bread – where the experience of Jesus as the Bread of Life will multiply across the earth. Prior to all this, the clear prophetic consensus was that we were coming into a New Era, Great Awakening, Harvest and Revival. There were countless confirmations from respected and proven prophetic voices around the world that this year of 2020 was the year when it finally happened. These confirmations are an important biblical principle – 2 Corinthians 13:1 “By the word of 2 or 3 witnesses let every word be established.” God’s plans have not changed. Indeed, God’s glory and people are now going to shine even brighter due to the level of darkness as it tells us in Isaiah 60.
Jesus told His disciples in Mark 4:35 “Let us cross over to the other side.” Then a storm rose up. The disciples in the boat chose to panic and be full of fear – all the while thinking Jesus was asleep. This is the story of the world today – many think Jesus is asleep in the storm. Jesus then rebuked the storm and the disciples for their lack of faith. Then as Jesus had instructed them before the storm – they successfully crossed over to the other side. We too must trust that God is faithful to help us cross over to the other side of this storm as His plans are greater and over-rule any earthly storms or challenges.
GLORY ARISING ON BELIEVERS – EXAMPLE OF JOHN G. LAKE
In January this year I had a dream about John G. Lake and William Branham. I did not know a lot about these men of God beforehand and this was before the pandemic had broke out. However, when I studied the life of John G. Lake, I found out that he lived during the time of the bubonic plague and he was used to heal countless people. Yes there were aspects of his life where he fell short, but he was still a mighty man of God and none of us are perfect. Over 100,000 people were healed through his ministry and not many people in history have produced that much fruit especially in the middle of a global plague. However, one of the most amazing things about his life was that he allowed a sample of the plague to be placed on his body and under scientific examination it was proven that he could not be infected. The anointing upon His life was so powerful that sickness could not affect him at all. He went on to lay hands on countless plague-stricken people and see them healed. He is a prototype for our day and I highly recommend believers study his life. Many prophets have spoken of the release of the John G. Lake mantle such as Charlie Shamp and this mantle is available for believers who are ready to carry this. Many believers will walk in this anointing in the time ahead and not be affected by any plagues. Charlie Shamp’s short word on this is worth watching HERE
GREATEST AWAKENING THE WORLD HAS EVER SEEN
In addition to this John G. Lake dream, on 1st of May, I had the most unique spiritual experience of my life. I woke from sleep and felt something like a spiritual lightning go through my being. There was a momentary spiritual battle and then I suddenly knew and declared out loud: “The Greatest Outpouring and Harvest in history is about to happen”. It was the clearest God has ever spoken to me in my entire life. In that moment I knew without a shadow of doubt we are on the verge of something extraordinary and countless millions will be saved. The word of God tells us in Joel 2:28 “And afterward I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh”. This outpouring is imminent.
Later that day I was led to listen to Tim Sheets word about a “Literal Pentecost”. Before looking at that, it is worth mentioning Passover first. There has been a lot of discussion about the significance of Passover this year. Whether we still see these Old Testament celebrations as significant or not, there can be no denying the parallels between what we have just experienced and the original when Israel left Egypt. It was more like a literal Passover than any other we have had since the original one. This is significant as this year has been described as a “hinge” year. Where everything will literally hinge on what happens this year. Just as we have had a unique Passover, Tim Sheets shares that we are coming into a “Literal Pentecost”. Where like the book of Acts there will be an outpouring of the Spirit, but to a much greater degree than we have ever seen. Tim Sheets used the phrase “Greatest outpouring of power the earth has ever seen” – I knew this was confirmation of what God showed me earlier that day. I highly recommend watching the video as it prepares believers well and you can listen HERE
WHY A GREAT AWAKENING NOW?
Many will wonder why God would send His greatest awakening and outpouring at a time when churches are empty and we have been forced online. There are 2 main reasons for this. First because what is coming is so huge and the harvest so great that it literally cannot be contained within the 4 walls of church. However, the second reason was a shock and when God revealed the second reason I was struck to the core. God revealed that the reason He chose this time was not only because the 4 walls of church cannot contain what is coming – it cannot “destroy it” either. Every believer needs to let that sink in. This awakening is so huge that God would not allow His own people to jeopardise the greatest move of God. God loves us and we are not under condemnation, however, He is a God of wisdom and throughout the bible and with Israel He had to correct their wrongdoings.
When we examine past revivals and moves of God, we find that they have all been hindered, mocked and even stopped by believers to catastrophic effect. Church splits, scandals, backsliding, financial mismanagement, gross sin and much more, indeed some nations are in worse condition now than before a revival. Believers stopped God’s perfect plan which was to see nations transformed rather than end up worse than they started. That will not happen this time as God Himself will see it through to the transforming of nations themselves. Not the Gates of Hell or God’s own people can stop what God has in store.
While this is a stern rebuke for the church which is justified and needed, we can take heart from the fact that God in His infinite wisdom will not even allow us to make the same mistake. What is coming will not be defined or controlled by any individual, church or even nation. It will be so widespread and unrestrained that man cannot claim to be its source or have the power to stop or hinder it. It will be a sovereign act of God and a global Pentecost that will redefine history. I believe that some reading this will respond in repentance on behalf of believers hindering past revivals, as we must take corporate responsibility for this short coming as we prepare our hearts for this outpouring.
Believers will wonder when will this outpouring happen. There are trusted prophetic voices who believe that Pentecost will be a significant day. While God has not revealed this to me personally, I believe we should prepare in faith and expectation. Whether it is Pentecost or weeks or months it will certainly happen. The priority of every believer is to prepare to encounter God in a deeper way than ever before and be used by God in ways that we did not even think possible. This recent word by Katie Barker on the “Divine Reset” explains the significance of this moment well and confirms a lot of what is said in this word, it is worth reading HERE
UNPRECEDENTED SIGNS & WONDERS
The one thing that God keeps echoing is that in this New Era we are going to see signs and wonders that we have no reference for. We must throw out all our expectations as there is simply no road map for what is about to happen. Christianity as we have known it and church as we have known it is over. God has saved His best for last and we will be unrecognisable in both our identity and how we operate. It will be like the before and after moment in the book of Acts before they turned the world upside down. There is no more powerless Christianity that the world can ignore. The world does not need any more debates and discussions – they need to see the real power of God – 1 Corinthians 4:20 “For the Kingdom of God is not word but power.” Therefore, we must guard our hearts against offence and criticism. Or we will end up criticising the very wonders of God Himself as He attempts to get the attention of a watching world so that many will be saved. We do not want to be those who “Have a form of godliness but deny the power thereof” – 2 Timothy 3:5.
Here is a question to prepare all our hearts for what is to come and also help us assess where we are. In this time of global pandemic, if the Lord was to reveal to you that He wanted you to go and empty your local hospital by laying on of hands, exposing you to all manner of viruses and diseases at the same time – how would you respond? Many would dread even the thought and simply refuse to go not believing the Lord would ask such a thing. Some after prayer may consider reluctantly obeying the Lord. Very few would leap up, drive straight to the hospital and begin laying on off hands. We all need to check our hearts and honestly answer which one we are… The day has come when believers will do this, like John G.Lake did and much greater works.
God will not be contained within our paradigms, mindsets, expectations, church doctrines or religious limitations. God is about to show us He moves as He pleases and this will prove how little we actually know of God despite our best efforts. Those who have had a problem with basic manifestations of the Kingdom seen in past revivals such as shaking, laughing, healing, tongues and deliverance are in for a rude awakening. That was Christianity 101, we are going to a level that makes that look like a drop in the ocean. The Lord may choose to turn malaria filled water in Africa to clean drinking water, make a donkey speak in the middle east, a child walk on water in China, a man empty a hospital in the UK, a tonne of gold appear in a whales belly, a teenager make a tornado disappear in US, a man travel from Australia to the US and back in same day without using standard transport and a woman resurrect someone in a different continent via a phonecall. These are just examples of the possible off the grid miracles, signs and wonders that could happen. People will claim it is “New Age” – it is not new age it is simply a New Era of the Kingdom of God on earth.
Again let us test our hearts – what would each of us do if someone phoned and told us about such miracles? Would we be in unbelief and criticism and state “God would never do that” – even though most of those miracles are already in the bible. Or would we rejoice that the Kingdom of God is manifest in the earth in a new way. Impossible things will become normal for believers. We are in a time of forced change and for the true church of God to arise and shine like we have never before. The hour and time requires it. Several trusted and accurate prophets have spoken of additional plagues, even more serious than this pandemic coming unto the scene in the near future. Whether or not this happens, believers must be prepared to rise up like never before in our God given authority over all obstacles. Most people thought this pandemic would mark history and redefine life. What God is about to do will leave a far greater mark in history than any virus could. God’s glory covering the earth is what will re-open the world in a true manner, not man’s limited efforts.
BE BOLD OR MISS YOUR TIME OF VISITATION – WHERE WERE THE 380?
Most believers miss the reality that Elijah – who did great signs and wonders – was replaced because he cowered in fear from Jezebel. The Lord said to Elijah in 1 Kings 19:16 “Anoint Shaphat’s son Elisha as a prophet to replace you.” It is an astonishing scripture that deserves meditation. This is a solemn warning to those who do not prepare for what is coming. If we choose not to rise up God will have to use others to fulfil His divine purposes as He did with Elisha replacing Elijah. We must not allow fear to make us retreat and miss God’s purpose for us in this season. Even if we do not feel ready for what is to come or to rise up and do such great exploits – we can seek God humbly and ask Him to prepare us. If we remember Gideon, he gave every reason possible why he was not able – but God was able to use him. God only needs our yes in this season and if we truly surrender and give him the time to work on our hearts – He will use us mightily in what is to come.
It is said that there was 500 who were sent to the Upper Room by Jesus. However, only 120 remained, prepared and received. Where were the 380? I believe that those who do not prepare correctly or reject this coming move of God will experience the regret and consequences that the 380 who refused to wait in the Upper Room. If we are not ready or reject this move we will be bypassed and God will use those who say yes – this principle is right throughout the bible, so we must take this warning seriously. David replaced Saul and even Esther was told she would be replaced if she did not rise up at her appointed time.
God has already prepared most for what is coming. Those who are prepared have longed for this day and have consecrated themselves like Joshua told the people to in Joshua 3:5. They have been living a lifestyle of a close walk with God allowing Him to shape us for this moment. In addition, they have recognised that this Selah, pause, lockdown time has been the perfect opportunity to seek the face of God like never before. To allow God to remove any hindrances, sin or distractions from their life. Others have not yet prepared or surrendered fully. Now is the time to seek God like never before. Our prayer should be “Search me and know my thoughts and remove any wicked ways” – Psalm 139:23. We must be hungry for the Lord and willing to lay it all down. The most powerful thing being to deny ourselves and living the reality of Galatians 2:20 “No longer I that lives but Christ in me”.
RESTORATION OF THE FEAR OF GOD
This time we are coming into will restore the reverential fear of God to the church. This has been distinctly lacking and has allowed sin, compromise, religion and doctrines of demons. There has to be a tangible difference between those who serve the Lord and those who do not. Malachi 3:18 “Then you will again see the difference between the righteous and the wicked, between those who serve God and those who do not.” The Lord will not tolerate compromise and sin so easily from the pulpits so leaders in particular must be aware. There will be upheaval in the leadership of not just spiritual leaders but also those in the secular arena.
We should not be surprised at Ananias and Sapphira moments dotted around the earth. Acts 5:10-12 “At that moment Sapphira fell down at his feet and died. Then the young men came in and, finding her dead, carried her out and buried her beside her husband. 11Great fear seized the whole church and all who heard about these events. 12The apostles performed many signs and wonders among the people.” There will be a return to holiness and righteousness in the people of God and His house. We must seek God to have all demonic fear, pride, lust, unforgiveness, religion, self-seeking and financial covetousness amongst other hindrances removed and be ready to stand in His glorious presence.
PERSECUTION INSIDE & OUTSIDE CHURCH
This outpouring and indeed the rising of God’s people to a new level will automatically lead to persecution. Both from those within and outside the church. We should not be surprised at this. The enemy will not be happy at his kingdom being plundered as countless millions are saved and ungodly systems transformed. Leaders of drugs syndicates, gangs and human traffickers will be exposed and some repent. Due to the wickedness of man there will always be those who oppose God in the earth. Let us walk in humility and integrity as the enemy will not be happy with the reports of God’s glory being all over the global media. The enemy will look for any opportunity to slander us. However, persecution will come from within the church also. The move of God will cross all generational and denominational boundaries, but not all will receive it. Many could not handle the relative simplicity of past revivals. Therefore, some will not be able to come to terms with the most glorious display of God’s power in history that will make Elijah’s Mount Carmel showdown and Moses parting the Red Sea look normal.
We must love and pray for those who reject this Awakening and label it “not of God” and hope God grants them repentance. A lot of persecution will be words, the enemy is the accuser after all. So let us bless and not curse as Jesus taught us, as one foolish response or comment could be all the enemy needs to discredit us. Despite this persecution – the Lord will transform many Saul’s into Paul’s who persecuted Christianity, into some of the greatest witnesses we have seen – let us embrace these rather than fear their former reputations. Therefore, we should not be surprised or distracted by persecution or even spend our time engaging with ones the enemy may use to discourage us. Indeed, there will be some who read this and instead of being excited, will feel anger at the thought of such a dramatic signs and wonders move of God and they will opt out and miss out.
In Mark 3, the Pharisees after seeing Jesus heal a man’s hand in the synagogue right in front of them – planned to kill Jesus immediately after – simply because it was the Sabbath Day. This is the dangerous level of hardness of heart that some alleged “religious” people have so we must remain focused and endure as required. It will be hard for some believers to comprehend how such miracles, signs and wonders are performed – yet people refuse God when presented with such irrefutable evidence. This is the reality of the human heart, that a person could witness someone’s hand growing back – yet the response of those around is anger and murder. Pharaoh and his men should have repented at the sight of God parting the Red Sea – but chose to pursue the Israelite’s right into the sea that they knew God had parted. It is astonishing and will be one of the sad and sombre markers of the new era. Jesus tells us in Matthew 11:21 “Woe to you Bethsaida! For if the miracles that were performed in you had been performed in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago.” They rejected Jesus and His power so we should not be surprised to see this in future. Some people simply do not want God in their life – but countless will in this new era so we celebrate this and avoid discouragement.
BEWARE OF JEALOUSY – RISE OF ESTHER’S, JOSEPH’S & DANIEL’S
The nations of the world will require a serious rebuild and not based on the futile wisdom of man. Economies are in turmoil, jobs are lost, businesses have closed down, education gaps, people are in poverty and struggling emotionally. Esther’s, Joseph’s and Daniels have been prepared by God. They would not steal a penny if it was offered, cannot be seduced, tempted or influenced by power or corruption. They will have the same steely integrity of the heroes of faith. They will be trusted with huge wealth as Joseph was and blessed beyond our comprehension. We must avoid jealousy, envy and criticism of these ones and rather celebrate and pray for them. It was Joseph’s own brothers who sold him into slavery due to jealousy.
They have come through the fiery Job level trials, betrayal, hardship, persecution and sacrificed all for Him like Joseph did in his preparation. They will be deliverers just like Joseph was. Like David they have a secret history with God that will make them bold and ready for the giants and challenges we face today. They will have solutions from Heaven that man cannot come up with and nations will be reformed through them. Let us remember to pray for and celebrate these who will be a global display of God’s goodness and not allow jealousy. Very few people would willingly pay the price they have for the level of promotion they will receive from God. God has a blessing and purpose for us all, so let us seek God for this rather than be envious of those publicly blessed by God for their secret walk of faithfulness with Him.
TSUNAMI OF PRAYER LEADING TO TSUNAMI OF GOD’S GLORY – NO MORE GREY AREAS
There has been more prayer in this shutdown period and prayer movements than we have ever seen. The world has been praying earnestly like never before. God has heard His people and answered this prayer in Isaiah 64:1-3 “Oh God, open the Heavens and come down in Your Power, that the mountains may shake at Your Presence. As when fire kindles brushwood and fire causes water to boil. To make Your Name known to Your enemies and the nations shake at Your Presence.” God’s Presence and Power will be seen and nations will shake with His glory. We have reached the tipping point and His Name will be made known in the earth.
Consequently, the boundary between the natural and supernatural will be almost invisible and the realm of the Spirit will become so real. The interaction between Heaven and earth will be more tangible than ever and we should expect this. This will lead to the grey area of whether God is real being virtually removed from humanity. Atheism will be virtually non-existent and rather people will openly choose darkness after they have clear evidence God is real. John 3:19 “This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil.” The line between light and dark will be very clear and people and nations will make a choice. The intensity of the spiritual warfare cannot be underestimated, it is like Daniel when there was a battle for the nation of Israel. Intercessors who correctly discern this moment must rise up. However, we all have our part to play and must seek God and pray about what is to come.
We are at the tipping point of a new era and need to continue to pray it through. Nations and regions are at stake and we need to familiarise ourselves with what Jesus described as “Sheep and Goat Nations” in Matthew 25. Whole nations will be shifted in this time. To the point where we will see “Glory Zones” and the establishing of Hope Centre’s and Apostolic regions where the glory of God is predominant over sin and lawlessness. I highly recommend the prophetic word from Chad Taylor from 1998 that not only describes our current time of plague and quarantine but also the signs and wonders and Apostolic Regions in the midst of it. It is one of the most powerful and accurate prophecies in recent history, you can read it HERE
HOW DO WE PREPARE? – FOCUSED TIME WITH JESUS
As Joshua said before entering the Promised Land, Joshua 3:4 “We have not been this way before”. None of us know what this next phase in history will look like. However, I believe there are some things we can do to prepare our hearts in a practical sense. The priority for every believer right now is fixing our eyes on Jesus. Few of us can claim to not have time in this particular period. If we cannot seek first the Kingdom of God at this time we likely never will. Being too busy, even with supposedly spiritual things is not the priority, Lana Vawser shares a helpful word on this HERE
Hebrews 11:6 “God rewards those who diligently seek Him.” Complete focus and devotion to Jesus is the key. Extended time should be set aside for Him in the word, worship, prayer and importantly waiting on Him for long periods. This will help us refine our hearing of God’s voice for the huge shift that is around the corner. Here are some reminders and tips:
- Prioritise fellowship/time with Jesus, reducing time spent on other things
- Ask God to prepare your heart for what is to come/ask God for your purpose
- Spend extended periods waiting on God/Worship
- Ask God to remove all limitations from our mindsets
- Spend extended time reading His word/Meditate on His word
- Intercession/Learn spiritual warfare or go deeper if needed
- Repent of any area of sin and hindrance asking God to set you free
- Communion on regular basis
- Connect with other believers who will deepen our faith
- Prepare our harvest nets/mass discipleship programs
VESSELS OF HONOUR OR COMMON USE – YOU CHOOSE
Whether we are ready or not a Tsunami of God’s glory is about to sweep the earth. This is really it and it is no longer sufficient to talk the talk as believers – it’s time to walk the reality of what we believe. 2 Timothy 2:20 “In a large house there are articles not only of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay; some are for special purposes and some for common use. Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from what is dishonorable, he will be a vessel for honorable use, set apart as holy, useful to the master of the house, ready for every good work.” The bible is clear there are some people that are vessels of honour while others are for common use. Which one we are depends on our response to God during our lives and in particular this moment we are in.
If the things of this world are still a priority in this time or we tolerate various sins and we have not died to self, then we cannot expect to be vessels of honour. Joel 3:14 “Multitudes, multitudes in the Valley of Decision.” Many have a life changing decision to make. We all have a choice whether we want go into the Most Holy Place or stay Outer Court believers. We have a choice to be spectators or participators. In Judges 7:3 The Lord said to Gideon’s Army: “Anyone in the army who is fearful and timid should leave the mountain. 22,000 left and went home.” We have a choice to say no to what God is doing like the 22,000. However, God always has a remnant who will rise up when others will not. The world stage is set in the Day of His Power and He has given us all an invitation. Will you accept His invitation in one of the most significant moments in history…
Author: Thomas Harry
Thomas Harry is the Senior Leader of Falkirk Full Gospel Church in Scotland, UK. FFGC is an Apostolic Hub with a heart to equip the saints for the works of the kingdom and the church has a strong calling towards community transformation. Thomas has been born again for over 20 years and has a heart to see believers rise into destiny and see nations discipled.
In previous years Thomas had roles in Pastoral, Teaching and Evangelism in various churches before leading FFGC. He is a kingdom connector and believes in the importance of working in unity to see the Kingdom of God advanced in the earth. Thomas shares more kingdom focused teachings at the church ministry website Falkirk Full Gospel Church.
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