Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Ready. Steady. Go.

God’s prophets are arising.

The Father says He is about to release a new breed of prophets. These are not ordinary prophets (not that there’s anything ordinary about God’s prophets), but rather these prophets are very unique, as in unconventional, unusual.

These are the kept ones who have been hidden away, in varying degrees, to ready them for their future tasks and assignments. Theirs is an unusual path, which they have been required to walk, and it’s been part of their necessary preparation process. The Father knows how to train His prophets.

Unusual prophets = Unusual training.

The Spirit of God has done deep, extensive heart work in them. Their training and purifying process have been extremely hard - it’s been long, strenuous, and even harsh in many ways. But through this process, their faith has been tested and refined as gold.

Others on the outside looking in have not understood it. Instead, they’ve judged prematurely. They have sought to understand but without the wisdom of God. One cannot fully understand what God is doing apart from the wisdom the Holy Spirit reveals and imparts.

They are truly Ready. Steady. Go.

And this means more than one might realize.

To be ready is to be fully equipped, prepared, and complete. It is to be in a suitable or proper state for action and purpose.

To be steady is to be sound, stable, and secure. It is to be firmly fixed, supported, and balanced. It is also to be continuous in development, frequency, or intensity. 

To go is to move, advance, or progress from one place or point to another; to travel or depart. It also means to function properly; as in all systems go, which means to be in a state of readiness for immediate action.



This perfectly describes these prophets. They are ready. They are steady. And they are about to go forth as God intends.

Yes, unusual, eccentric, and different are certain words that delineate them however, they are uncompromising in the things of God. Don't mistake their unconventionality for disregard or disrespect because nothing could be further from the truth. 

They have been chosen by The Father. They have His heart. They walk in obedience and humility. And yet they also walk powerfully in His love, light, truth, and grace. They delight in God’s holiness; they delight in being set apart for service to Him, His Kingdom, and the body of Christ.

The cost has been extremely high, but it will be worth it all because of the power and authority they will operate in for the sake of the Gospel and the advancement of God’s Kingdom.

This brings up a relevant matter. The magnitude of God’s power is going to be revealed in deeper, greater, and more extraordinary ways than we’ve ever known or seen in our lifetime. And there is a connection between His power and His love.

This magnitude of God’s love and power is going to astound many, even within the body of Christ. We think we know what it is to operate in His love and power, but I sense what we thought we knew about this will pale in comparison to what's coming. It’s going to be that mighty and that profound.

The Father will certainly use His children to display His dynamic love and power through, but these unusual prophets are being specially trained up for unusual manifestations of His love and power.

Much as Paul declared in 1 Corinthians 2, their message will not be with persuasive words, but with demonstrations of the Holy Spirit’s power so that people’s faith won’t rest on human wisdom, but on the power of God alone.

Get ready for God’s power prophets to show up on the scene. Power meaning dunamis. And that’s exactly what they are – power or dunamis prophets.

The dunamis (pronounced doo'-nam-is) power of God is what they carry because it is what's needed for this time. This is why their training and development have been so extensive and trying.

The word dunamis means miraculous power, force, might, and strength.

Strong's Concordance defines dunamis as physical power, force, might, ability, efficacy, or energy; powerful deeds, deeds showing (physical) power, marvelous works. It references the word dunamai (doo'-nam-ahee), which means enabled or empowered through God, or power through God's ability.

Thayer's Greek Lexicon translates dunamis as inherent power. Or power residing in a thing by virtue of its nature, or by which a person or thing exerts and puts forth. Also, the power for performing miracles; moral power and excellence of soul; and power consisting in or resting upon armies, forces, and hosts. 

God is inherently powerful. He is omnipotent or all-powerful. And He is revealing His dunamis power in a whole new way in this hour both inside and outside of the church. He will use His power prophets in very specific ways, which is what He’s had in mind all along.

These prophets will infuse the body of Christ with God’s dynamic power and love. They will also help ready, steady, and go the church in this particular time as the Holy Spirit directs.

One of the functions of the Office of Prophet is to equip the people of God for works of service – for what they are called to do – and to help build them up into unity and maturity in the faith. Therefore, we absolutely need ready, steady, sent ones to help teach, train, and prepare all believers.

This is why the five-fold ministry is so vital to the body. It is why Jesus gave them (apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers) as gifts to His Bride. They are an extension of himself, and He knew we needed all five of them functioning together in order for us to rightly grow and mature.

And yet, He is also raising up some of these prophets as ministers to those outside of the church. It’s part of their unconventionality. They don’t walk and talk like “church prophets.” They aren’t designed to. This is why we cannot misunderstand their purpose. God is doing a new thing, and He is raising up a generation of unusual ministers to use.

Power prophets are a unique breed because they have been chosen to walk in the dunamis power of God for this time. And not for themselves, but for the purpose of The Lord to be fulfilled as He desires.

So get prepared for the ready, steady, sent ones, but don’t expect ordinary or usual with these prophetic ministers. They’re different. And The Father purposely created and trained them this way.

We will all be the better for receiving them as He sends them. 

Michelle Holderman 
P3 Ministries
Copyright © 2016 

1 comments:

  1. Wow. Very powerful and exciting, too. Dunamis is one of my favorite words. So much packed into one word.

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