The New Wineskins: Part 3 – Elections and 2021
God is Love. God loves you always and forever
“You have captured my heart, my treasure, my bride. You hold it hostage with one glance of your eyes, with a single jewel of your necklace.”
Song of Solomon 4:9
It is simply impossible to hear Father’s heart or His loving correction if we do not truly accept the reality of His love. Conversely, to the degree we are unwilling to discuss corporate or personal correction, is the degree we are spiritually immature.
We teach our children through correction and instruction. Our children. All of society over all of the history of man knows this intuitively. Why then do Father’s children refuse one of the greatest forms of Love that we as parents, friends and family, know to be so vital to any healthy relationship?
This New Epoch
I have shared that Father has already begun shifting and moving His Church into a new paradigm; a new Epoch. Form and function that have been permitted since the Great Reformation are no longer under His permissive Grace. Things were supposed to have shifted in our hearts. A new process was supposed to have begun. The pandemic and its social and political fallout offered incredible grace to help make this new transition easier.
Father is requiring His Body to step into His new blueprint. We were supposed to have been asking Him soul-searching questions.
- Where is my heart in relation to You?
- What areas of my life do I live without you in the center of it?
- Where am I choosing to find my self-worth?
- Where am I still in pain and unforgiveness?
This nation was called to be governed by a thriving body of believers who lived with the passion of native missionaries. We need a martyr’s heart. This nation was formed with a martyr’s heart and a missionary mindset.
God is Love. God adores you just the way you are.
“For by one sacrifice he has made perfect forever those who are being made holy.” Heb 10:14
Opportunities to Grow
Many of us have squandered this past year. I can relate. We chose to distract ourselves with comforts during a time we could have developed a missionary mindset.
Traditional gatherings were closed. This took all the pressure off of those who have been crying out to develop their gifts and calling without the religious system stifling them. All bets were off. We were free to live the gospel and manifest Jesus to the full degree we possessed it. The harvest field was our oyster. What did we do during this time? Did we at least heal? Did we develop our hearing? Did we win souls to Christ? Did He show us areas we are in idolatry?
Family. God is not interested in where we gather. He is passionately interested in what we gather to.
Traditional / building fellowships- when was the last time our gathering had a prophetic word from Father? When was the last time our fellowships welcomed a challenging word of correction? When was the last time the “elders” and “recognized” leaders of our Christian communities cried out for a fresh word from Father’s heart unless it was to be delivered by themselves alone? When did gathering to Christ begin to look so passive? Where is the power of Jesus Christ in our Pentecostal meetings? We replaced it with more drums, guitars, light shows and big screens. This is what we did.
When did the pastoral office come to encompass the 5-fold ministry gifts all rolled into one? Where are those burning words of wisdom, knowledge and prophecy? During this national crisis when all Truth is being removed from our social, legislative and educational systems, where is the prophetic Voice of Jesus given a platform to guide, correct and align us?
Did we discuss tithing more than we discussed what Father is doing amongst us?
Home fellowships- do we truly believe that replacing a man-centered fellowship with a self-centered fellowship pleases Him? Has gathering in homes been watered down from fervent longing for Christ in our midst, to a time of causal prayer and weekly catch-up?
Those of us who do not gather- who think we are the Abrams of this generation; seeing the wickedness of Sodom from the mountaintops- is Jesus pleased with our hardened, bitter walk where we replay the same offenses in our minds for 10,20,30 years now? When was the last time we thought like our Savior in regard to the harvest field. Where is our missionary heart?
Elections, Socialism & More Correction
Church of the Living God- do we really think Jesus is more concerned with who wins the election than the very heart and spiritual condition of the living Church? Will He answer our prayers for hidden corruption in our nation to be exposed without Him first demanding our own corruptions, pains and fears in the Church be dealt with? I tell you He will not.
Many of us are praying for Trump so that we do not have to look at the issues within our own heart. I will ask the question plainly as He asked it to me. Will Father allow 4 more years of grace so that the Church can continue to live for ourselves? Unless the Body of Christ begins to immediately repent of our own agendas, the next step will be an increased level of religious oppression, increased onslaught on our children, and continual removal of God from this land.
Said another way, until the Church steps up in repentance, the spiritual seats in the heavenlies we are choosing to forfeit will be filled with demonic influence. The lost souls of this nation are suffering because of our own pride. Yet we think we are aligned with God’s heart by blaming “the liberals.” Wake up call. There are no “liberals” in hell… only the lost.
God is Love. God accepts you no matter what.
“And you, that were once alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now has he reconciled In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblamable and unreproveable in his sight.”
Things To Come:
I have shared that Father showed me His Love is shifting in this season from grace to the crucible. All shifts are Love. We are being called to a missionary heart. This never should have left the Church in America.
The Body of Christ here in America is focused on building self-worth and rejecting to live out of His value for us. We confess it, sure, but our hearts are far from it. Our daily passions, actions and interactions circle around finding validation. This is because the elders and teachers of this generation do not know it ourselves. We have become the same Pharisees that opposed the prophetic words of Jesus during His days walking with man. This is why no challenging prophetic voices are welcome in fellowship gatherings. We seek titles in all their varied forms, money, validation from one another, and more and more control. Father is done with this.
Yet, in all this, please remember!!
God is Love. God says you have immeasurable worth in His eyes.
“For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.” 2 Cor 5:21
By the which will we are all sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.” Heb 10:10
As the Church in America goes, so goes the world. The corruption in our American fellowships has spread over the face of this Earth. Only the most heavily persecuted believers have been spared this death from being sown in their walk.
Our Commander-In-Chief is once again calling us to His heart. No compromise. This is not about outward works to further delude us into feeling righteous. This is about the condition of our heart. The body of Christians in America are being called to once again live as missionaries; in our beliefs, our motives, our intimacy with Jesus. Actions are merely the inevitable outflow.
God loves you!!!
This is not a word of condemnation.
This is a word meant to cause us to give pause, and begin asking Father to work within us without conditions or compromise.
This nation will continue to see darkness preside until the Church once again transforms into Christ. The lost will always be lost… until they are not. This is on us. We can do this. There is no time to waste. We are already going to experience some more challenging times because we have not aligned. We need to do so now.
Let us challenge the status quo of the born-again religion we have been content to live with in our midst. Let us return to relationship and our First Love. Then we shall see what God will do through prayers that come from a Church whose heart beats only for Jesus and His Redemptive Plan.
Family of my Loving Father and the One True God~
I love you