[Previously published as ‘An important word for 2012’]
For Such A Time As This:
The exhortation to Queen Esther, “Yet who knows if you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this!” from her uncle at the court of the Persian king (Esther 4:14) has kept popping into mind lately. I assumed this was because of a recent insight into the Lord’s ‘fingerprints’ in my life and which came upon revisiting my personal testimony.
We’ve now learned, however, that it will be the theme for a conference in Hull City Hall on 8th to 11th March for which Nathan Morris is taking a short break home from the Bay of The Holy Spirit Revival. In October I reported his account of the Lord’s presence in New Life Church, and April 2011 had brought prophetic encouragement for the UK.
Background: Nathan’s home was the Rotherham area and after the Lord empowered him to move in signs and wonders in Asia and Africa he was invited to a conference in Alabama in July 2010. However, he had to stay because the Lord’s presence became strongly evident in miraculous healings and continued to do so. The pastor hosting this revival is John Kilpatrick, who also hosted the Brownsville/Pensacola revival in 1995. (The author of Great Revivalists, John Peters, tells me it’s singularly significant that the Lord is again using an individual to host another Holy Spirit led Revival. As spiritual father and revivalist partner to Nathan, pastor John believes this powerful evangelist may be the next Reinhard Bonkke. As I noted last May, he may also be like our Smith Wigglesworth – yet he also now displays a developing powerful prophetical ministry, for example.:
World-changing events in 2012!
During the Bay Revival on Friday 6 January 2012 Nathan told of his having waited upon the Lord for a word about the new year. The Holy Spirit strongly impressed upon him that unfolding global events of such ever-increasing unrest and confusion will cause fear to strike in the hearts of men and confusion, uncertainty and a sense of hopelessness to grip the hearts of many, even believers! This is what the Lord gave him:
“For lawlessness will abound as nations and their leaders meet together to try and make alliances and make allegiances one with another. They shall seek peace, but shall not find it – they shall seek peace, but shall not find it! This will cause many to cry out from the rooftops for resolution but it shall still elude them for a time for further unrest will be their reward.“For even in 2012 there shall be great events that will change the course of this world, as you know it! For as many pour out their resources to find solutions of peace, another crisis will drain them of knowledge and resolution.“For I would know that My people would hear My voice, that I am setting the stage for that which I have foretold in My Word and it will quickly and swiftly come to pass. For the days are coming when the lawless one shall be revealed and the son of perdition shall take his stand.“Let my people know that those who are lukewarm, those whose hearts are far from Me, even this year satan will seek to sift you – but they will not hear My voice! Fear will grip their hearts in times of unrest and in trouble.“But for those who will hear Me, for those who will hear the call of My voice, I will put My Word in their mouths, for those who will stand upon the truth, I will overshadow them for I will be their defender.“In these coming days such darkness shall be on the earth but they will be My light. I will give them a voice and they shall speak and men will hear, for My word will resound in their mouths“For I am calling My church into the holiness of My presence. For those of you that will heed the voice of God the Lord says to you that even in these days, “Who shall ascend My holy mountain? – those who have clean hands and a pure heart.”
“…For the day is coming, it is even at the door, when I shall begin to judge My church. I will begin to touch My people in a way they have never known before for I will show them My glory”, says the Lord.
[RB transcription, text emboldened where oral emphasis given.] After reporting the word he’d received, Nathan spoke about how this message applies to those present, stressing that “REVIVAL IS NOT AN OPTION – IT’S A LIFELINE!”
Born-again ‘watchers’ blessed with the Holy Spirit’s gifting will want to hear and to weigh this important message. Therefore, run the video below and advance to 2hrs30min when the gray progress bar has loaded.
The words for the church are highly encouraging yet admonishing. Am I correct in thinking I’ve previously referred to a likely sifting throughout the church?