A message to all prophetic eagles in a growing prophetic culture setting, in the local churches worldwide – sharing the heart and mind of God.
Many of the genuine prophet – seers of our time are passing away, in transit to their celestial home. Like Elijah, their mantles of prophetic authority have been dropping for their successors to pick them up and continue the work they had initiated. The passing on of the mantle of Elijah symbolized the passing on of his ministry (work) to Elisha who ripped off his own clothes, tore them into pieces and placed Elijah’s mantle on his back, with the commencement of the young prophet’s own remarkable ministry.
Elisha’s tearing of his clothes also could have been symbolic of getting rid of his own mantle and putting on Elijah’s. This shows that Elisha must carry on the responsibilities of leadership as Elijah had done. Similarly, God wants to do greater things with each succeeding generation. And each new generation must seek Him for His purpose in their involvement.
For many of those in the shepherding ministry, there has been a hesitancy of ripping off the old mantle, of work that has culminated and engaging in the new expanding horizon of possibilities – so their progress has plateaued
(The Tide 0f The Spirit, Watchman Nee)
“If you in your day and generation fully respond to God’s requirements, you will find yourself borne onward in the stream of His purpose. If, however, you hold on to the past, wanting God to do as He has formerly done; wanting Him to repeat something that in your estimation ranks high in spiritual value, you will find yourself out of the mainstream of His goings.
“To be a Luther in the sixteenth century was a good thing, but to be a Luther in the twentieth century would not meet the need. To be a Wesley was of great value to the Lord in the eighteenth century, but it would be inadequate in the twentieth century. Every instrumentality raised up of God has a specific function, and the contribution made to the Church by each one is exactly suited to the need of the hour, but it would not serve to build up the Church at a later stage in the Church’s development.
“Unfortunately, many people fail to recognize the onward flow of the living stream all through the Church’s history. We who are on the earth today have inherited vast wealth through the saints who have already made their contribution to the Church. We cannot overestimate the greatness of our heritage, nor can we be sufficiently thankful to God for it; but if today you try to be a Luther or a Wesley, you will be a complete failure. You will fall short of the purpose of God for this generation, for you will be moving backward while the tide of the Spirit is flowing steadily onward. The whole trend of the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, is an onward trend. The record from beginning to end is progressive unfolding of God’s goings.”
In this Old Testament scene, Elijah is a type of Christ ascending to the father. And Jesus promises us, “You’re going to do greater works than even I have done, because I go to my father” (John 14:12). In essence, He’s saying “You’re going to need more of my anointing, power and authority than any past generation has had. And my Spirit is going to endue you with all you need to be overcomers.”
Eagles, you have to go where eagles dare. This is the time you have to move on as messenger- prophet- seer, to your generation worldwide of the Kingdom of God and His righteousness. Be ready to soar high over all the storms of impending doom and gloom, with a fire in your heart and a word in your mouth as ambassadors of the soon coming King Jesus – preaching repentance and holiness unto the Lord. And expect the Lord to turn around the situation for the good of His children.
Yes, there are some who are walking in the fear of the Lord. Yet others in their lack a daisy approach are unconcerned A biblical view of sin necessitates a judgment beyond the grave. Yet they should still know that Jesus is the friend of sinners knocking on the door of their hearts seeking entry. We should pray for them.
Sin in the believer’s life is no less offensive to God. In one sense, it is a greater offence, for the Christian has the power of the Holy Spirit to overcome it. The doctrine of eternal judgment should motivate the Christian to take evangelism seriously. If men and women are going to spend eternity in torment, apart from the living God, it is imperative that we warn them of the danger they are in. Prophetic evangelism is on the rise, do enrol, for the very last of the days are at hand.
It is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God and yet some ridicule the prophet and the prophetic. God have mercy!
The prophet Samuel’s mantle was torn by King Saul resulting in his kingdom being torn away from him. “Touch not mine anointed and do my prophets no harm” – a clarion call from the Almighty!
These are the days of Elijah – Declaring the word of the Lord
And these are the days of Your servant Moses – Righteousness being restored
And though these are days of great trial- Of famine and darkness and sword
Still, we are the voice in the desert crying “Prepare ye the way of the Lord!”
Behold, He comes riding on the clouds- Shining like the sun at the trumpet call
Lift your voice, the year of jubilee – And out of Zion’s hill, salvation comes
And these are the days of Ezekiel – The dry bones becoming as flesh
And these are the days of Your servant David – Rebuilding a temple of praise
Oh, these are the days of the harvest- For the fields are as white in Your world
And we are the labourers in Your vineyard – Declaring the word of the Lord!
Oh, we give glory to You, Lord.
You’re the Lion of Judah. The Lamb who was slain
You’re the God of Jacob
You’re the God of Elijah
You’re the Lord God of Israel
You’re the Lord God of the universe
You’re God of Heaven and earth
Oh, Lord our King and our Redeemer
Jesus is Lord now and forever!
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