To continue last week’s publication from Glasgow Prophetic Centre, the first part of which is Advance without delay!.:
UNITY & INTIMACY
God is calling us to a new dimension of living vulnerably with each other.
1 Peter 2:5
You also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
Jesus Christ is asking us, as living stones, to not sit apart, but to allow ourselves to be built together. He is calling us, at this time, to close and personal fitted togetherness.
The Lord is promising His people in this hour a weight of His glory and presence – but only if we get ‘fitted together’. God’s glory will be seen most dominantly in places of unity of the Spirit and collective hunger. This means that we have to be prepared to get alongside each other, to learn to let each other close and to learn to let our guard down.
This is not a prophetic word of large displays of unity, but a word of the condition of our hearts. The next big battle of the church will be dealing with our fear of intimacy, our independent spirits – a journey into vulnerability and learning to trust.
In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord. And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit.
We heard the Spirit of the Lord say that He wanted us to engage in ‘armpit living’ – living heart-to-heart with one another, in each other’s spaces (even if it is uncomfortable!). As we do this, there will be a new revelation of Jesus’ Bridegroom love for us – and the Church/Nation is about to step into a heightened sensitivity of the love of Jesus.
Commend each other, favour one another’s churches and ministries before your own. Promote each other, for the sake of the Kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ.
There are new leadership mantles for the youth and for those who have been overlooked. They are surprising because they are not always given to the people we would naturally have thought of or expected.
God is taking unjust and unrighteous leaders out of position. There is a short window to choose God’s ways… or the grace will lift for leadership.
JUSTICE & CHILDREN
God is moving with righteousness and justice towards children. Scandals will be exposed, even within social services, education, the judiciary and the police. There will be nowhere to hide, even amongst the most wealthy and influential. There will be protests on the street as abuse rings are exposed. God is moving towards our nation to bring His righteous rescuing over the children.
[NOTE: later events corroborated this part of the word, as in this post at section 2.]
We saw space being made for ‘Kingdom Educators’ to find key roles – and also ‘Kingdom Influencers’ – over children’s issues in Government.
‘Oh land of mountains! I shall make you a mountain on which my glory dwells.
My glory on the land will not be like anything seen before.’
Scotland is being wooed by God and she is coming into a greater union with Him. Other unions will break as Scotland chooses to allow God to take her reins again. In a year of decisions for the destiny of nations, the most important one is this nation’s union with God.
Scotland will have a voice. Her voice will be heard in the nations. Scotland will be known around the world as a ‘healing hub’ – and nations will come here for healing. Scotland is in a re-birth time and, although there are – and will be – many aches and pains, she will become a garden of Europe agriculturally and a centre of innovation and of culture. This should not be held onto selfishly but will be shared over Europe. And Scotland will take a parenting role in Europe, as Europe continues to be shaken.
Scotland will become an ‘in vogue’ nation, pulling to the nation an increase in tourism, manufacturing, commerce and outside investment. Scotland will be attractive to new trading partners, especially China.
[Suggestions on how to respond and pray can be read here along with details about ‘Lion Roars’ and the team at Glasgow Prophetic Centre. See also: Prophetic words for 2014-16 for UK & Ireland from Dr Sharon Stone]
Much as the deep lack of unity between denominations turned me against churches many years ago, and now knowing Jesus prayed that we should love one another so the world might believe our Father sent Him as our redeemer, I have reservations as I weigh the words on unity.
It is accepted that it is time for believers to be far more appreciative and honouring of one another. Yet there are major issues yet to be resolved, especially where some fail to uphold the truth of scripture, promulgate inaccurate/incomplete theology (especially ‘replacement’), compromise with worldly fads and denial of sinfulness, all of which is exemplified by the announcements from Presbyterian General Assembly in the USA (see editor at Christian Post).
Nevertheless, although error may be noted and admonished it is possible for believers to become non-judgemental and demonstrate Jesus’ agape love for one another.
We can trust that Jesus is preparing his Bride for His soon return and will apply the full sanctification of His having ‘redeemed us from all wickedness to purify for Himself a people that are His own, eager to do what is good’ (Titus 2:11-14; sub-headed in NKJV as ‘Qualities of a Sound Church’).