In the year 2000 the Lord took me into a vision:
I saw a group of men and women building a structure out of wood; it looked about the size and shape of a football pitch and what was being built looked like a greenhouse without the glass.
Periodically the people would all gather in the middle to cry out to God for him to come but there was no answer.
This resulted in them getting more wood to be added to the structure, but still when they called on God there was no answer.
I then began to hear a sound coming from a large crowd of people; as they got closer I could hear that they were shouting, ‘there is a new season!’
As they shouted this they smashed through the structure the others were building. Some of the builders began to fight with the new crowd; others just sank to the floor in despair.
Another group grabbed some of the old structure and started to try to rebuild it in another location.
Then one last group got up and joined the new group.
I then was taken into a second vision:
I saw a hand with its thumb missing, suddenly the thumb was added and I heard the Lord say “When the thumb is restored the function of the other fingers and hand is redefined and restored.”
I understood the two visions were one vision as they both reflected the promise of the restoration of the Apostolic church.
Over the last few weeks I have found the Lord reminding me of this vision and had the sense that we have entered into the fulfilment of the vision in these days.
The vision is more than simply the restoration of the role of apostle to the church; it is the restoration of the full fivefold ministry and the raising up of a church of mobilised saints, who know their call and have broken free from the four walls of temple based religion and shifted into a mission focused movement.
Simon Braker, School of the Spirit, Leicester 6th April 2017
- Upon hearing teaching a few years after the Millennium on Jesus’ Ascension gifts for leaders’ five-fold ministry, I likened them immediately to the under-shepherd’s hand being properly able to grasp his crook in order to lead the Lord’s flock.
- Republished with the kind permission of UK Prophetic Words.