In the Holy Bible we are encouraged to be like the Bereans:
Acts 17:10-12… Then the brethren immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea. When they arrived, they went into the synagogue of the Jews. These were more fair-minded than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness, and searched the Scriptures daily to find out whether these things were so. Therefore many of them believed, and also not a few of the Greeks, prominent women as well as men.
And also we are commanded by the Holy Spirit through Paul:
1 Thessalonians 5:14-24… Now we exhort you brethren, warn those who are unruly, comfort the faint-hearted, uphold the weak, be patient with all. See that no one renders evil for evil to anyone, but always pursue what is good, both for yourselves and for all. Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. Do not quench the Spirit. Do not despise prophecies. Test all things; hold fast to what is good. Abstain from every form of evil.
Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it.
We’re in a new millennium– everybody knows that. But what may escape our attention is how radically things have changed since the end of 2000. Take a trip down memory lane, and prayerfully ponder how stormy the seas of change have turned.
The true children of God have begun to hear the voice of the Father by His Holy Spirit calling each of us to walk in holiness and reverential fear before Him.
Psalm 2:10-12… Now therefore be wise, O kings; Be instructed, you judges of the earth. Serve the Lord with fear, And rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son, lest He be angry, And you perish in the way, when His wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all those who put their trust in Him.
Philippians 2:12b,13… Work out your salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.
True submission– daily moment by moment surrender is what our Lord requires so that He can trust us with personal and corporate revelation of His will. Fasting opens up channels of communion and communication with the Triune God like very little else I know. He delights in our sincere prayers, praise, and worship at all times, but fasting even for a short time (1-3 days) will quicken insight into the deep things of God. Please see my Post: The Joy of Fasting: Discipline, Deliverance, and Delight.
The season pointing to Rosh Hashanah (Saturday, September 19th) has had more “weighty” importance than any I have experienced in the past twenty years. From three different anointed men of God- an overlapping word of warning, challenge, and hope has been revealed to the Body of Christ and to the world as well. There is nothing hidden that shall not be revealed.
Matthew 10:24-28… A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master. It is enough for a disciple that he be like his teacher, and a servant like his master… Therefore do not fear them, For there is nothing covered that will not be revealed, and hidden that will not be known. Whatever I say to you in the dark, speak in the light; and what you hear in the ear, preach on the housetops.
Amos 3:7&8… Surely the Lord God does nothing, Unless He reveals His secret to His servants the prophets. A lion has roared! Who will not fear? The Lord has spoken! Who can but prophesy?
John Kilpatrick is the former pastor of the Brownsville Assembly in Pensacola, Florida. This is the ministry that experienced an outpouring in Revival during the 90’s, and received and imparted The Father’s Blessing to millions of visitors who came from around the globe. He shares a revelation that the Lord has given him recently concerning the future and how the people of God can prepare for increasing adversity. Please watch and listen prayerfully to the interview with Sid Roth on It’s Supernatural here.
John Paul Jackson has had a reputable Prophetic ministry for the past twenty five years. Recently he received a comprehensive download from the Lord in which he was shown what the next ten years would unfold. He highlights a few of the many circumstances that the vision entailed, in his half hour interview with Sid Roth. See the entire broadcast here.
John McTernan is a gifted student of the Scripture who has written several books that reveal how God is judging the nations (including America) based upon their negative treatment of Israel.As an investigative reporter he has spent many years researching current events in light of Biblical prophecy, and shows that we are further along God’s Prophetic Timetable than many in Christendom realize. Please pray for wisdom when you listen to the detailed program here.
For all those who want to walk in the fullness of God’s Destiny for each of our individual lives– rising to every occasion with the anointing of the Holy Spirit in the next decade, we will be compelled to be different than we are. If we do not respond to His Call we may be swept away in the turbulent seas that lie just ahead. The light of the Glory of God in the Face of Jesus Christ will light our way.
Psalm 27:7&8… Hear O Lord, when I cry with my voice! Have mercy also upon me, and answer me. When You said, “Seek My Face”, My heart said to You, “Your Face, Lord, I will seek.”
Prayerfully experience what these 3 Prophets are sharing– Don’t accept anything from anyone without testing, for time can only tell how the Body of Christ will be perfected. Yet we know that the Bride will make herself ready for He who is sublimely worthy… our Glorious Bridegroom, the Lord Jesus Christ.
Revelation 20:7-9… “Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready.” Then he said to me, “Write: Blessed are those who are called to the marriage supper of the Lamb!” And he said to me, “These are the true sayings of God.”
For deeper insight into how GOD the Father sees His children; to better understand the elementary principles of Christ (Hebrews 6:1-3); the ‘mysteries’ of Christ’s Kingdom; and our individual and corporate calling, commission, and empowerment- please review my first published book and the Table of Contents on the Amazon website linked here via Book Title: “Thy Kingdom Come- Here and Now!”
My Best Friend- by Hillsong