year, I released what The Father revealed to me as a prophet concerning a course correction coming to the Body of Christ (if you haven’t read
it already, please go here). I want to restate this is specific to BELIEVERS and THE BODY OF CHRIST. By the Spirit of God, I am feeling an attempt by the enemy to distort what The Father spoke regarding this matter. And so He wants to expound and bring clarity. Therefore, I prayerfully release this in His love and truth.
dealing with HIS PEOPLE. His eyes are on US. He sees WE need correcting in
certain areas. And He is letting us know what is about to happen because He
wants us to be ready for it. Not every, single believer needs correcting. However, there are many who are out of order with the Lord, because He says so. And In His great love and
compassion for us, He is bringing righteous correction.
For the past
several years, and for some even longer, the Holy Spirit has been in deep and purposeful pursuit
of us to deal with those things in our lives that need attention - serious matters of
Some have allowed this deep work of the Holy Spirit to take
place in their lives. Some have not. Nonetheless, The Father has made it very
clear to me that each of us has been given equal time and opportunity to do
what’s been needed. So none of us can say we didn’t know. He’s made Himself known to each of us concerning the things in our lives that are out of His order. Some believers have completely rejected it, and this has
hurt the Body of Christ as a whole in many ways.
It breaks down like
this - we are out of sync with Him and His order.
We are missing out because
we’ve tried to do things our way instead of His way. And there are consequences
to this. However, the good news is His correction holds the remedy for us. I believe the church needs to be prepare most of all because there are many Christians living in ungodliness. We quickly point our fingers at "the
sinners" and say, oh look at them; look at what they’re doing! But the
truth is, many believers have got more skeletons in their closets then the
people they're condemning.
Have we forgotten that while we were still yet
sinners, Christ died for us?
God never condemns; He convicts through the Holy Spirit. There is a
only reveals the problem. It tears people down and makes them feel as low as
possible. It only sees the dirt. It accuses, finds fault, and places blame.
Condemnation comes from Satan and is rooted in hate and fear.
the truth of the problem but it also reveals the solution. It brings about godly
sorrow that leads to repentance (2 Corinthians 7:10). True repentance brings
about a heart change and a different way of thinking and functioning. It points
us to the hope and forgiveness of Christ - even for believers when we’ve messed
up. True conviction comes from God and is rooted in love and joy.
Jesus did not come to condemn the world. He came to save it (John 3:17). There is no condemnation to those who are in Christ (Romans
Satan, on the other hand, is well known for accusing the brethren (Rev
12:10). Too many believers have offered up their mouths for him to accuse other believers with. And that's another matter on The Father's heart.
those of us who truly know Him and His ways more accountable. We, the Body of Christ, are the
ones He’s correcting. He is correcting His church because many of us are out of order. And He corrects
us BECAUSE we belong to Him.
is even higher for ministers or leaders in the Body of Christ - apostles, prophets,
evangelists, pastors, and teachers. High call, high responsibility (to God and
A LOT about exposure over the last few years. This has been at His choosing and not mine. Many exposures are happening
this year because correction is needed. When we refuse to submit to His correction process,
He will, at some point, deal with us. He is tremendously long suffering and gracious, but His
patience has a limit.
I know most people
don’t want to hear this, but it is truth that judgment begins in the house of
God (1 Peter 4:17). And we have to understand there is a place for righteous judgment. We must also understand it in its proper context.
What kind of
a Father would He be if He didn't discipline or correct His own children when
we need it? How can He judge the world when His house is a mess? We
can't mistake or misunderstand this. Read Hebrews 12.
It hurts Him
when we make choices that empowers sin in our lives, especially willful sinning,
because He knows precisely how the devil works - give him an inch and he'll not only take a mile; he'll take it all. Deception runs deep when we think we can keep on doing our sin thing in secret and maintain our authority in Christ at the same time. This is why the whole Body of Christ suffers; it affects our collective witness and authority. Some sin weighs us all down.
dance with the devil in the dark and then try to rebuke him in the light. You
can’t swing with him on Saturday night and then act like you didn’t on Sunday
morning. NO. WAY. It doesn't work like that. IT WILL BACKFIRE ON YOU BIG TIME.
This is what
has happened with some of God’s people. When you do that and repeatedly refuse God's help to lead you out of it; you will get burned. Make no mistake about it, Satan has one
agenda only - to kill, steal, and destroy.
have blind spots to the enemy and need the wisdom and the counsel of the Holy
Spirit to help guide us. And He always desires to teach us and lead us into truth, and if need be, repentance. But if we
reject it, if we refuse or dismiss His counsel and His warnings, it will cost us. It doesn't happen overnight, but eventually, if we continue rejecting His pursuit of us, we'll move outside of God's covering. And there are serious consequences when that happens, which is why He goes to such great lengths with us in the first place.
The Father will intervene at some point and
this will be much more difficult than had we submitted to Him early on. We have no one to blame but ourselves when we reject His loving and ongoing pursuit
of us. He tries to stop us and enlighten us to the truth of what’s happening so
it won’t progress into the danger zone, but the choice is still ours.
play games with Him either and act like we didn't know when we really did. He
knows this too. That’s why Galatians 6:7 says, “Do not be deceived (fooled, misled). God cannot be mocked. You will
reap whatever you sow.” The Amplified Bible says we inevitably delude (dupe,
fool, trick, hoodwink) ourselves if we attempt to delude God. His love for us can never be questioned because He corrects us. 1 John 4:10 says it all: “This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.”
Be clear, love and
tolerance are NOT the same thing. The Father truly loves us, but there comes a
time when He will no longer tolerate our wrong conduct and our rejection of His
correction. He will not allow us to go on sinning or continually cover it up; especially when our actions are hurting the rest of His children and those who are truly innocent.
We must be
willing to receive His correction in our lives when The Father sees we truly
need it. He isn’t like people – He doesn’t overact or underact. He doesn’t look the other way or make mountains out of mole hills. So when He says there's a problem, there is most surely a problem. And we can't go on denying or opposing it. He is profoundly kind but He's certainly no pushover.He acts justly and righteously at all times. Therefore He will correct us, one way or another, for our own good. And it's because He loves us.
those times when God speaks very plainly. As in language we can all understand
so as to make sure He clearly gets across what He’s communicating without any
ambiguity or misunderstanding. This is that kind of word.
Many are familiar
with the word THUNDERSTRUCK because of the song with the same
title by the rock group AC/DC. And that alone will grab some people’s
attention. Nevertheless, it is the meaning or definition of the word The Lord
is conveying here.
word THUNDERSTRUCK means to be extremely shocked or surprised;
to be stunned, aghast, dumbfounded, or speechless; to be amazed, astonished, or
floored; to be blown away.
hearing The Father say THUNDERSTRUCK is the word of the hour.
Now this can
be good or this can be bad. I believe it’s both.
going to be many good and extraordinary things The Father is doing in this time
that will totally astound people. Answers to long awaited prayers, promises
being fulfilled, and, for many, a sudden turn-around of circumstances that have
looked utterly lost, devastated, and/or hopeless. Also, many breakthroughs,
discoveries, and miracles are going to take place. While I certainly don’t know
everything He will do, there are going to be some things so good, so wonderful,
it will leave many of us THUNDERSTRUCK.
frame He is showing me about this is over the next four years, beginning in
late summer or fall (September-October) of this year. So late 2015-2019.
On the flip
side of this is the not so good. What exactly does this mean? It means many
people and many situations are going to be exposed for who and what they really
are. In other words, the truth is coming out.
correct that exposure is not always bad. Good things get exposed too. And that
is also a part of this time of deep exposure. However, The Father is
specifically focused on exposing the ugly truth - things hidden in darkness
(covered-up) that will be brought into the light (uncovered). And yes, some of
it is already happening, but there’s plenty more to come.
people refuse to see the truth for how it really is. And they also refuse His
help to see it despite
the long-suffering and lengthy pursuit of the Holy
Spirit. Hence, the time comes when God has to give sight to or reveal what’s
really going on. As in
pull-the-curtain-back-open-the-closet-door-straight-up-truth. And it’s often
He doesn’t just expose something for the sake of exposing it. He exposes
and discloses truth in order to bring needed change. Initially this can look
pretty ugly and messy, but He will ultimately use it to usher in and establish
the vital change and transformation He desires and sees is necessary.
last few years, which has been at His choosing and not mine, I’ve been writing and speaking out to help prepare people for this exposure (or try to help as much as possible). Regardless, there are going to be things exposed that will be so shocking; no
amount of preparation could fully ready us. Some of this will be so hard to
believe, it just won’t seem possible that it could be true.
BUT IT IS
TRUE. He is saying ahead of time, BELIEVE IT - IT IS TRUE. And He will have
confirmations in place to validate it (i.e. confessors, whistle-blowers,
Some of this
will be so shocking, it will leave many THUNDERSTRUCK in light
of what's being revealed. Some of it will be because of what He is exposing in
the government of this nation – the USA (local, state, and federal). And some of it will be because of what
He is exposing in His own House – the Church (particularly the leadership).
This is why
He’s saying THUNDERSTRUCK is the word of the hour.
be THUNDERSTRUCK by the good things happening.
be THUNDERSTRUCK by the bad things being exposed.
And it is
very likely many will be THUNDERSTRUCK by both the good and the
bad, perhaps even simultaneously.
informs His people ahead of time, but we don’t always listen. And the truth is,
He’s been doing this for quite a long time now.
The Father doesn’t
want us to be completely caught off guard. He cares. He cares about people. He
cares about the innocent. He cares about injustice. And He cares about truth. This
is why He is doing what He is doing.