The Lord has revealed that we are now living in the time of the great move of God that will usher in the coming of the Lord Jesus! The move that will make the bride of Christ glorious and spotless. What will make the bride glorious? Simple – the GLORY of God. It is written that Christ in us is the Only Hope that we have to ever experience the GLORY of God.
You might be thinking, “ Are we really living in those days? How do we know that now is the time? ” We know by listening to the Father! He is the one who sets and determines the time for each move of God. The Son being the Word proclaims it, and the Holy Spirit makes it happen! Just as it happened in the beginning - there was God the Father and the Spirit was hovering over the waters; then God the Father spoke the Word first, and the Spirit moved! This is how God is about to work in these end times!
As the Lord has spoken clearly so He has also given scriptural evidence to support His words. He said, “ Now is the time for Isaiah 60: 1-5 to come to pass ”. But how can we tell? Let's look at the way Daniel discerned the timing of the move of God:
Daniel said, “ in the first year of his reign I, Daniel, understood by the books the number of the years specified by the word of the LORD through Jeremiah the prophet, that He would accomplish seventy years in the desolations of Jerusalem.
3 Then I set my face toward the Lord God to make request by prayer and supplications, with fasting, sackcloth, and ashes . Daniel 9: 2-3
In other words, “I started to pray because I gained understanding by reading the book of the prophet Jeremiah.”
Daniel gained understanding by reading what Jeremiah wrote. We can gain understanding by reading Isaiah 60 and other scriptures.
In Isaiah 60: 1-2 says,
“ Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the LORD is risen upon you. For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, And deep darkness the people; But the LORD will arise over you, And His glory will be seen upon you .”
Let's get understanding together by the book, shall we?
Remember, the Bride of Christ will be ready and glorious not because of her own work or effort but by the Glory of the Lord rising up Her! But when? WHEN DARKESS COVERS THE EARTH AND DEEP DARKNESS THE PEOPLE! You don't need to be a prophet to understand that we are living in a time when darkness has covered the earth and when deep darkness has covered the people.
You might think that because we live in a time of great darkness, there will be judgement instead of Glory! Well this is what many people believe, but God has something else in mind. Whenever there is darkness God seems to move. Does it mean that He loves darkness? No, God wants to show that the darkness does not mean that He has lost control; darkness does not mean that He is not in charge anymore. Darkness does not mean that the prince of darkness and the kingdom of darkness is in charge.
Why does He wait for so much darkness then? He is just waiting for the prince of darkness to give his best shot! The prince of darkness has been giving his best shot, the Lord has been observing and the enemy thinks that he has won, because he can see his nature, which is darkness, cover the earth. Many believers are losing hope because they think, “We are supposed to be the light of the world and our light should be shining in this world. But unfortunately, we only see darkness! Oh Lord what's happening!”
There's Good News for you today! For thus says the Lord
“Just as I moved in the beginning when “ The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep ”, I am about to move once again, but this time at the end. Because I am the Beginning and the End. I am boss in the Beginning and I am Boss at the End. I have the final say, not the Devil, I am in charge!” says the Lord. “For many believe that because sin is abounding, my Kingdom is in trouble, but on the contrary, now is the time for me to move for it is written in my Word, “ where sin abounded, grace abounded much more, so that as sin reigned in death, even so grace might reign through righteousness to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord .” Rom 5: 20-21.
“You live in the dispensation of Grace therefore Grace will abound much more as sin abounds. So understand the times,” says the Lord. “You are living in a time when sin has abounded but sin shall not rule or reign; darkness shall not rule or reign, but rather “ GRACE WILL REIGN THROUGH RIGHTEOUSNESS TO ETERNAL LIFE THROUGH JESUS CHRIST !”
“ THOSE WHO RECEIVE ABUNDANCE OF GRACE AND OF THE GIFT OF RIGHTEOUSNESS WILL REIGN IN LIFE THROUGH THE ONE, JESUS CHRIST .”
“Because Grace will reign, you will reign because you have received abundance of Grace. And in these End Times, because of the level and the degree of darkness and sin I am about to pour out a greater measure of my Grace upon my Church through my Son Jesus-Christ”, says the Lord. “For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus-Christ. And out of His fullness (Abundance), you have all received one grace after another and spiritual blessing upon spiritual blessing and even favour upon favour and gift upon gift.”
“It is out of His abundance, out of grace, that I will pour out my Spirit in a measure never seen before, for it is not by might nor by power” says the Lord!!!
“So get ready to receive church. It is by my grace not because of anything you would have done. But because I have determined that now is the Time. All you have to do is to rise up and receive my glory! Says the Lord!”
How will this happen? Through a partnership between His servants and Himself, especially the prophets! He will do His part when we do our part! As it is written, “ And he has given him authority to judge because he is the Son of Man ” John 5:27
“I tell you the truth, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be ] loosed in heaven. Again, I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven. For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them.” Matthew 18:18-20
We need to discern the time and start to pray as Daniel did. Because we are sons of men He has given us the authority to determine what happens in the earth! He knew what was written in the book of Jeremiah, but a son of man, Daniel needed to start giving Him license and authorisation to accomplish these things.
This is why it is written,
“For Zion's sake I will not hold My peace, And for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest, Until her righteousness goes forth as brightness, And her salvation as a lamp that burns. The Gentiles shall see your righteousness, And all kings your glory. You shall be called by a new name, Which the mouth of the LORD will name. You shall also be a crown of glory In the hand of the LORD, And a royal diadem In the hand of your God.”
“I have set watchmen on your walls, O Jerusalem; They shall never hold their peace day or night. You who make mention of the LORD, do not keep silent, And give Him no rest till He establishes And till He makes Jerusalem a praise in the earth. The LORD has sworn by His right hand And by the arm of His strength :” Isaiah 62
For the Move to take place, two important players are required:
• The Lord
• and the Watchman He has set on the Walls of the Church.
In other words, the Lord and His prophets! Both should give themselves no rest until:
• THE LORD HAS ESTABLISHED THE CHURCH AND MADE HER THE PRAISE OF THE EARTH
• THE LORD HAS MADE HER RIGHTEOUSNESS GO FORTH AS BRIGHTNESS AND HER SALVATION AS A LAMP THAT BURNS
• THE GENTILES SEE HER RIGHTEOUSNESS AND THE KINGS HER GLORY
• SHE HAS BECOME A CROWN OF GLORY IN THE HAND OF THE LORD, AND A ROYAL DIADEM IN THE HAND OF HER GOD.
As the Lord works with us, here is what he promises:
“And I will shake all nations, and they shall come to the Desire of All Nations, and I will fill this temple with glory,' says the LORD of hosts. ‘The silver is Mine, and the gold is Mine,' says the LORD of hosts. ‘The glory of this latter temple shall be greater than the former,' says the LORD of hosts. ‘And in this place I will give peace,' says the LORD of hosts. ” Haggai 2: 7-9
The Lord will shake the nations and as a result, they will all come to the Desire of All Nations. Meaning that in the midst of all this, we will see the greatest harvest of souls. The Lord showed Patrice a vision recently where he saw wave after wave of His power hit the earth - The nations are stubborn and it requires the shaking of the Spirit of God to draw them to the Lord Jesus who will become their greatest desire.
So church, this is what we should be praying for and this is what we should be hoping for. Not less!
“The mystery that has been kept hidden for ages and generations, but is now disclosed to the saints. To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. " Colossians 1: 26-27