The Lord is reshaping ‘Church’ as we know it, and He is calling forth a company of church leaders who will become the new wineskins for the new wine. That requires a total shift, realignment, and abandonment of that which is old. Old mindsets have to be replaced by new mindsets. He wants to alter our soulish thinking with Heavenly thinking.
Church leaders, are you so surrendered to the Lord that you are willing to walk wherever He leads? Are you willing to step out of the boat, the place of the orderly, man-managed and soulish-realm, to the place of the miraculous, supernatural and unknown? Are you willing to wait on the Lord, to really hear from Him, and letting Him be the Head of the Church once again? Are you willing to step aside and let others be used by His Spirit as He chooses?
During the Welsh and Azusa Street Revivals, the leaders who ushered in and lead the revivals were humble, God-seeking and God-fearing men. They understood the importance of stepping back and letting the Holy Spirit lead the way. Even though they ushered the revivals in, they didn’t control or lead the meetings through orderly and controlled systems. They allowed the Holy Spirit to move and use people as He wished. No man could ever get the glory, but God alone.
The Lord is looking for a humble people who love and desire Him more than anything. He is going to release His Glory, Power, and Presence through those who live surrendered lives, regardless of titles, qualifications or impressive churches/ministries.
This new move of God is going to be very different from anything we’ve witnessed before, for this is a ‘people’s movement’ birthed by the Spirit. God is raising up His sons and daughters to be His ministers in the last days. He is maturing His Bride to be effective wherever she is, gathering a people unto Him, both in the marketplace and in homes.
The Lord is spreading a net over South Africa through the home-gatherings of saints all over the country. For as we spread across our land, the Lord is strengthening the net and securing it, to have a capacity greater than before. He is giving us a new sound, for as we shout His Praises in unity over our land, it will come forth as a Holy Roar, causing a trembling and fear in the enemy’s camp. Surrender, he must! Surrender, he will!
For Bride of Christ, rise up in this hour! Wait not for the open door that man creates. The Lord God Almighty, He is your Open Door. Run through His Gates with your tongue aflame with the Power of His Word, release His Will and Purposes over your land!
Leaders of the churches, bow down and humble yourselves before the Lord. Repent from controlling and manipulating people through systems created by people. Repent from keeping the Lord’s people in bondage. For that which the Lord is doing is new, and only those who are willing to be broken from the old into the new will partake of the new outpouring upon the earth. Learn to hear Him afresh and take on a servant-leadership mantle, become the shepherd of your people and step aside so the Holy Spirit can move through.
For the Lord is not found in the buildings, traditions or denominations created by men. He is found in the gatherings of the pure, humble and surrendered ones. Our King was born in a stable, a smelly, dirty stable. Throughout all the generations, He has chosen the humble and foolish things to confound the wise.
New mindsets and new wineskins will usher in His New Wine in this season.
1 Corinthians 1:18-31
“I will destroy the wisdom of the wise,
and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart.”
20Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? 21For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, it pleased God through the folly of what we preachb to save those who believe.22For Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom, 23but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles, 24but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. 25For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.
26For consider your calling, brothers: not many of you were wise according to worldly standards,cnot many were powerful, not many were of noble birth. 27But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; 28God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, 29so that no human beingd might boast in the presence of God. 30And because of hime you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, righteousness and sanctification and redemption, 31so that, as it is written, “Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.”