The Lord God has given Me
The tongue of the learned,
That I should know how to speak
A word in season to him who is weary.
He awakens Me morning by morning,
He awakens My ear to hear as the learned.
(Isaiah 50:4 NKJV, courtesy BibleGateway)
Awakening early Saturday – 30th May, the in-between Shavuot-Pentecost day – I found my spirit buzzing excitedly over Messianic scholar Dr Fruchtenbaum’s brief exposition on Shavuot, aka Pentecost. I’d re-read it last thing Friday and scribbled an introduction for re-blogging it next day, if I may get a half-hour online.
Of Jesus’ followers, 120 disciples/apostles were ‘born-again’ and baptised in the Holy Spirit and fire, thus bringing the church of Jesus Christ into existence.
I submit: the learned doctor’s thesis is foundational to current prophecies on the church-changing importance of Pentecost 2020. Moreover, my early-morning musing brought the following notion, which I’d like prophetically gifted readers to weigh. First, a bit of background:
Since last year I’ve been asking the Lord to deal with the growing apostasy and put His spirit of holy fear into reprobate church leaders. The ‘dragon’ found a way to close down all churches worldwide by sending the ‘Chinese flu’ and, for the first time in history since the original Passover in ancient Egypt, all Jews and Christians are behind locked doors because of a plague during their holiest festivals; Passover, Good Friday, Resurrection Sunday – and 50 days later the situation at Pentecost remains unchanged.
I remonstrated with and asked the Lord, “Is today’s Church the one you started building to become Your Bride; the one you said the gates of hell shall not prevail against? Lord, the snake has slithered into its holy precincts unchallenged; even welcomed by some!”
Then a few months ago we were delighted to learn of a pastor who moves strongly in the Holy Spirit’s gift of prophecy, whom the Lord told to resign from leadership and then to watch how He – Jesus Christ – builds His Church today!!!
With all that in mind, plus challenging an author who, self-admittedly not a prophet, is adamant he knows what God is doing – which includes not blessing The UK Blessing and similar ‘siren songs’! – this dropped into mind upon waking Saturday morn..:
With church buildings shut according to civil law, the bride of Christ is locked away as though entombed – like the first disciples were after Jesus’ crucifixion, resurrection and during prayer-period leading into Shavuot. That is, her body stopped functioning in the natural but the Lord has arranged for her to be revived with Holy Spirit’s power, just like at His Resurrection!
Therefore, today’s churches are going through a ‘death’ and ‘resurrection’ to prepare those who ardently desire Jesus for a new life; one empowered to fulfill His mission.
That is, I believe we’re about to witness the Bride of Christ’s Resurrection in preparation for His Return…!!! This means a radical change within church-goers to move out and do the ‘Greater Works’ (John 14:12) in the ripening global Harvest.
1st God-incidental Confirmation:
In that morning’s shared devotional reading from Sanctuary – Moments in His Presence, the author David Strutt tells of a couple of reminder cards pinned above his desk, one of which is Isaiah 50 and thus confirmed my minutes-before musing. David quotes that verse:
‘…He awakens me morning by morning, He awakens my ear to listen as a disciple‘ and continues, ‘If you are being taught by the Lord, you are His disciple. I often repeat this verse to myself on waking, long before i get to my desk. I commend it to you as a way of life – it is true. It is the word of the Lord to you.’
2nd God-incidental Confirmation:
This God-arranged ‘coincidence’ appears in Veronika West’s personal vision published that same day, 30th May, which I didn’t read ’til getting back online today! (click here)