THE REPOSITIONING OF HIS BRIDE
The Lord would say, ‘Hush and hear My Voice. Quieten yourselves before Me and linger in My Presence. In the last era, I have raised up prophets to speak and declare My Will and Purposes for the nations. However, I am calling My Prophets into My inner-chambers. I am calling them to intimacy, for they have spoken and have released the Words of My Spirit, preparing My Bride for this era. I am calling them in, and I am saying, your job to prepare My Bride is done.
I am standing in your midst, and I am speaking directly to My People. I am calling forth My Holy Remnant to seek Me for themselves. The many voices are drowning out My Voice and are becoming a hindrance to what I am doing in this hour. For My Spirit is moving all the time, will you be sensitive enough to hear what I am doing and saying, and stop being busy speaking and declaring when I say, ‘hush and let Me speak’.
For I am calling My Bride to My Secret Place where I will meet with them face-to-face. This is not the time for the prophets to keep speaking and heralding, it is the time for the prophets to step aside and receive the new downloads and impartation that’s needed for this new era. Speak only that which I ask you to speak, and nothing more.
There is a great realignment of position and order happening in My House even right now. At the end of the last era, the prophets ran in the frontlines, declaring and decreeing My Purposes to My People, imparting vision and preparing My Bride for what’s to come. They have laid the foundation for this new era. But I am moving My Prophets aside to make room for My Apostles, for though they will work in unity and as one, the latter will lead in this era.
There is a change of the guards. Make room for My Spirit, for I am releasing a greater measure of My Spirit within your earthly realm, where My prophets once stood in the place of My planting, I am now standing. You need to know your place in this new era. I am the Head of My Church. I am making My Voice known to My People. I am raising up a mighty army who knows Me intimately. They won’t depend on the words of the prophets but will receive My words directly. You need to give them the room to hear.
The roles within My Fivefold Ministry gifts are going to operate and look very different than before. You need to hear and perceive that which I am releasing to My Bride. The Ministry gifts will flow in two streams – church and marketplace. Understanding your role in these streams are necessary to understand My Kingdom and how it will operate in this era.
I am saying to My Prophets, ‘Your work of preparation for this era is done’. I am taking you into a place of incredible freedom and joy, even playfulness, where you will be My Voice in everything you do. I am releasing My Creativity over you, and you will declare My Purposes to the ends of the earth through the whole spectrum of creativity. The Prophetic will not only be, ‘Thus saith the Lord’, but it will also be made manifest through the arts and reach those in the furthest places from the church.
I will also speak warnings and judgement over the wicked through My Prophets and will continue to use them to speak My Words, but there will be a much wider territory given to them in this era than ever before, and they will run with great freedom and speed, building My Kingdom upon the earth. In the last era, they carried a great weight of responsibility to prepare My Bride for what’s to come. I am rewarding and promoting My Prophets into a wider space where they will remain in the Secret Place, exploring the place of Zion, and releasing My Presence upon the earth through their uniqueness and unconventional ways. The courts of kings and governments will be open to them as advisors and counsellors of the Most High God.
There is even a new alignment of generations. The older generation that foreran the previous era, will have a new role in this one. They too, have to step aside and make room for the younger generation. For the older ones are just as important, but they will be instrumental in their roles as advisors, giving counsel from a place of maturity, wisdom, understanding, knowledge, and discernment, allowing the younger ones to build and plant in a new way. The younger generation will build through their understanding of the new, and the older generation will build through their knowledge and skill.
I am calling My People to humble themselves before Me. It is a new day and I am moving in a new way. Do not busy yourself at this time, nor stand in the way of My Spirit. Step aside and let Me enter, for My Position is right here, in your midst.’
As the mature Bride of Christ, we will come to the fulness of Christ, each one walking in the fivefold ministry gifts as individuals. However, even within those gifts, we will walk uniquely according to our personality and individual giftings. We will all walk as prophets, apostles, evangelists, teachers, and shepherds, but there will be a dominant one that the Lord will use us in to build His Kingdom.
Unity in the Body of Christ
1I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, 2with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, 3eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. 4There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call— 5one Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. 7But grace was given to each one of us according to the measure of Christ’s gift. 8Therefore it says,
“When he ascended on high he led a host of captives,
and he gave gifts to men.”a
9(In saying, “He ascended,” what does it mean but that he had also descended into the lower regions, the earth?b 10He who descended is the one who also ascended far above all the heavens, that he might fill all things.) 11And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherdsc and teachers,d 12to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, 13until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood,e to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, 14so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes. 15Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, 16from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.