This prophetic Word-cum-vision of Chris G Bennett published yesterday harmonises so well with the in-depth article pastor Thomas Harry wrote a few weeks ago, New Church Wineskin for 2023 & Beyond, plus some pointers in the Footnote. Here’s Chris’ posting courtesy of His Kingdom Prophecy:
Everyone talks about unity in terms of denominations. It’s been tried and failed abysmally for years, although a remnant of the so-called Ecumenical Movement still lives on even today.
The LORD just showed me a slightly different viewpoint on Unity.
Suppose, just suppose, there came a movement towards a greater unity of doctrinal beliefs — still retaining denominational fences — heaven forbid we should ever do all those power structures out of business!
Sounds crazy, a total contradiction of terms, doesn’t it? After all’s said and done, nearly ALL denominations were founded on doctrinal arguments.
The fact remains that, in the first century, the Church was one Church, with all their issues. It was only when pride, spiritual pride, stepped in that one group stopped talking to another group and denominations were formed.
So what did I see, or hear, The LORD showing me?
The first thing I saw was Cessationism ceased as more and more people started praying in tongues!
Then I saw Replacement Theology torn up as people saw God’s Hand upon Israel.
Next came the Prosperity Gospel, closely followed by one-fold ministry being replaced by five — again as more were baptised by The Holy Spirit!
So-called Hypergrace liberalism was next, once again as The Holy Spirit moved in revelation power amongst them.
As I saw these things, and more, I sat shaking my head, as much in disbelief as in wonderment.
I heard The LORD say, “You can’t imagine it, even less see it happening, can you?”
I replied, “No LORD, I can’t! I mean, this would take such a quantum leap as I could never really imagine it happening?”
“Watch!” was all The LORD said.
What happened next made me gasp in joy, wonder, excitement — you name it.
Every emotion ran through me. I saw a wave of The Holy Spirit flow over the entire earth. It re-ran, like a video-clip on repeat.
I saw a wave of The Holy Spirit flow over the entire earth. this time I focused in a little bit, then closer, then closer again.
I saw entire Churches all over the globe being baptised by The Holy Spirit!
“But LORD, they don’t believe in this!” I yelled at one point!
“They do now!” answered The LORD, with a chuckle. Some, of course, still rejected it, fought against it, even ran those who received it off the premises. But many received their baptism with great joy — and much repentance.
Then I watched as newly baptised people came out of their denominational walls and joined together in unity of the Spirit.
Old doctrinal differences swept away by the realisation of The Truth, God’s Truth, there was a great joy among God’s People, as they began to come together as one and in one accord.
As The Word says,
“When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.” Acts 2:1
“Can this really happen, LORD?” I asked.
He answered with a scripture,
“But Jesus looked at them and said, “With men it is impossible, but not with God; for with God all things are possible.” Mark 10:27
I was amazed, then reminded of Habakkuk 1:5,
“Look among the nations and watch — be utterly astounded! For I will work a work in your days which you would not believe, though it were told you.”
~ Chris G. Bennett
Chris Bennett came to salvation in 1962 but didn’t begin ministry until 2007 — a late-comer! Now mandated by The LORD to prophesy and open old wells of revival in the U.K., but especially in Wales. He has also operated Healing Rooms, and worked with deliverance teams, all with his wife, Linda. Happily now doing whatever The LORD asks of them! Founder, with wife Linda, of their ministry The Upper Room Encounter.
- Such non-existent Unity 50 years ago is what drove me to seek the Truth in the wrong place, as told in Jesus Freed Me! – Hence, my being non-denominational.
- I was astonished to learn it’s in accord with not only the background reading to my posts on Pope Benedict XVI regarding my supposition in 2013 over the Prophecy on the Popes by 12th Century Archbishop of Armagh, Malachy O’Morgair, and the ‘last pope’ Francis’ accession, but also with a prophetic message to Catholics and others about expected changes across the Church from New Year’s Eve and which align with End-times scripture. I read that within hours of mulling over the significance of the Pope’s passing on that day.
- I read comments that other prophets are bringing similar words…eg Val Thomas on Fbk “Johnny Enlow had an encounter with the Lord, calling it ‘an outrageous prophecy ’where the Lord said “The whole world is about to become an Upper Room” “Everything, Everyone, Everywhere’ – Seems a similar word and confirmation to me.”
- Our Mens’ Saturday Morning study of Luke’s account of Jesus’ post-Resurrection appearances included necessary reminders of John’s upper-room account.