Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Its Time for the Church to Wake Up!

Prophetic Message from the Lord to Richard Pace 21/10/10
There is a desperate cry proceeding from the heart of God for repentance. The world, as well as the body of Christ, have become complacent, spiritually lazy and careless unlike any generation in history. Many are being tossed to and fro on the waves of false teaching and deception. Many are doing what they feel, when the feel and how they feel without considering the consequences. Many are going after whatever is in their hearts regardless of whether they are Godly or ungodly desires and pursuing ungodly desires without seeking God and taking the time to discern the difference. Many have become caught up in their own cares and the cares of this life to the point where they are neglecting God. Many have weakened in their commitment to God, His kingdom and the work of the ministry and are placing other, less important things above Him. As we move closer towards 2011, the Lord is giving us a loving warning because He has greater things planned for us and doesn't want us to miss them.
The following is a prophetic word I recently received from a friend that I believe is relevant for us all at this time.
 -David Wilkerson - Oct 20, 2010.
One night during a prayer meeting, God told me something about our church I was not expecting to hear. The Lord whispered to me, "This church needs shock treatment! Too many have grown satisfied and complacent. You feel safe and secure from all the winds and waves of false doctrines sweeping over the land-but you are not prepared for what is coming!"

Beloved, the message of having the Spirit's witness functioning in you is not a request-it is a matter of life and death! If you don't have the witness of the Holy Ghost in these last days, you're not going to make it! You'll give in to the coming spirit of the Antichrist!
You need the Holy Spirit witness every day-on your job, at work, at school. You need to rightly judge politicians and leaders so you'll not suddenly be sucked into the antichrist system.
This is what Jesus was trying to tell us about the foolish virgins who ran out of oil for their lamps. They had a supply of the Holy Ghost-but they didn't have his witness at the final moment. Don't end up a foolish virgin! If you are running out of oil-trusting your church or your pastor to keep your soul-then repent! Humble yourself and search your heart! Cry out to God to rid your soul of all anger and bitterness. Confess your sins and forsake them.  And depend on God once again for everything!
Get the peace of God in your heart, so you can have a Holy Ghost witness. And ask the Father for a greater endowment of the Spirit. Invite him to be your witness and guide in everything!
We face a cost of going all the way with Jesus, but we also will receive a reward: It is simply the blessing of having Christ stand with us. There are many other rewards as well (see Matthew 19:29), but I mention this one because it is all we will ever need.
When Paul was imprisoned in Jerusalem, the whole religious system wanted to kill him. They accused him of polluting the holy place and preaching false doctrines. His life was in danger; even the soldiers were "fearing lest Paul should have been pulled in pieces" (Acts 23:10). So they took him by force and locked him away in a castle. The next night the Lord himself spoke to Paul, and what a word he brought: "Cheer up! There's even more trouble to come!"
The cost of following Christ was clear in the lives of these men of God-and if we are going to be like our Master, then we must embrace this cost as well. Enduring it becomes a joy because Jesus promises to stand with us in every situation. And we can face anything or anyone when we know the Lord stands with us.
So count the cost and know that your reward, in all things, is the precious presence of Jesus Christ.
Before I was given this message, the Lord had given me the following prophetic message which confirms the above message.
For the most part of this year, the Lord has been telling me that 2011 will be the year when we will see an increase of the gift of discernment and wisdom in the Church. He said, "My people (the Church) are slumbering (they have fallen into a spiritual slumber) and have become complacent because of it. False teaching (doctrines) have infected most Churches because of the lazy, complacent, careless "easy going" lifestyles and attitudes that have come from the world. But you are not of the world, you are of the WORD! My people are no longer following true teaching but are following whatever desire is in their heart regardless of whether it is a Godly or an ungodly desire. They do whatever they feel, whenever they feel, the way they feel and whatever takes their pleasure without considering the consequences. Then they say  in their hearts, 'We walk with the living God. He will work all our mistakes out for us and all will be well so we can do whatever we want, live however we want, sin and  He will clean up our mess because He loves us. And I do love you, says the Lord, that's why I give you this warning. My people no longer have the discernment and wisdom to tell the difference. It is time for the Church to wake up! That is why I will restore this anointing (gift) to the Church. An anointing (gift) that you desperately lack but that is so desperately needed. An anointing (gift) that you need now and that you will need for the deception, confusion and turmoil that is coming."
Not long after the Lord gave me this message, a well known man of God had a prophet named Dr. Cerullo as a guest on his show who said, "God wants to pour out the incredible gift of discernment upon believers today. We are living in the end times. We are moving into a season of both crisis and opportunity, unlike anything we have ever seen before!"
The Lord gives us warnings like this because as a father or mother loves their children,  He loves us and wants the best for us. He knows that if people continue in the way they are going, they will be destroyed. He doesn't want that but wants us to do well and to prosper. God has a wonderful plan for each of us especially as we approach the new year. If we take heed of and obey His word, we will enjoy the very best He has for us and will be spared much unnecessary suffering. It is time to return to God, place Him first and obey Him no matter the cost.
The Church really needs to take heed of this particular call because it is a desperate call from the heart of God to His people.
"For I know the thoughts (plans) that I think towards you, says the Lord, thoughts (plans) of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope" (Jer 29:11, parenthesis added).
- Richard Pace


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