No Greater Time Than Now!

Now more than ever, it is time for us as a body of Christ to step it up. The world continues to confirm the Word that the time is at hand. From natural disasters to government shut downs, persecutions of Christians in greater scale, threats of war, and more, THINGS ARE ABOUT TO SHIFT!
Recently as I was sharing a message on unity in the body of Christ, I felt the fire of the Holy Spirit come upon me as I began to prophecy a vision I saw regarding the greatest REVIVAL that will ever hit our lands. What I saw was so powerful, I am not sure the world is yet ready for it, but the time of its birthing is not up to me. It is up to US. While I was preaching on unity in the body of Christ, I began to see the revival break out. Yes, it was in Colorado and surrounding regions as I had seen before. However, it was not just Colorado. It was New York, Florida, Georgia. Oregon, Alaska, Pennsylvania, California, and may other states. Then from America, it was as if I looked at a map and saw London, Asia, South Africa, Nigeria, Australia, and many other countries also set aflame. They all began to erupt in a fire that was so hot in a revival compared to none we have ever witnessed. The thing is, it was simultaneous!
What does this mean? We read in Acts 4 how as persecution started in the body of Christ with Peter and John, the people of God stood together in prayer, in righteous anger, "How dare the nations plan a rebellion, ranting and raging against the Lord Most High? Their foolish plots are futile!" They then spoke of how Herod and Pilot along with others took a stand against Jesus, to kill him. Now the apostles are facing persecution. A dynamic shift happened in the early church as a result of these attacks. They unified!
"So now, Lord, listen to their threats to harm us. Empower us, as your servants, to speak the word of God freely and courageously. Stretch out your hand of power through us to heal, and to move in signs and wonders by the name of your holy son, Jesus!" vs. 29 TPT.
Often in the body of Christ, nowadays, with everything going on, there is more passivity than there is action. Why have we stopped and allowed the distractions of life (jobs, money, good things, family, etc.) to keep us from moving in the power of the Holy Ghost in our lives? Why do we continue to let things like witchcraft, government agenda, media, and more just walk all over Christianity and verbally, physically, and spiritually tear us down. There is so much power in the Holy Spirit, that we have yet to even see surface. The suggestion is not that we start a war in physical form. The suggestion is that we rise up as a body with less concern about anything other than the commission of the gospel, till all the word has heard! What would happen if we as a body of Christ (all people who confess Jesus Christ as Lord) joined together like those in Acts?
"At that moment the earth shook beneath them, causing the building they were in to tremble. Each one if them was filled with the Holy Spirit, and they proclaimed the word of God with unrestrained boldness. All believers were in one mind and heart. Selfishness was not a part of their community, for they shared everything they had with one another." vs. 31 TPT "The apostles performed many signs, wonders, and miracles among the people. And the believers were wonderfully united as they met regularly in the temple courts in the area known as Solomon's Porch. No one dared harm them, for they held them in high regard. Continually, more and more people believed in the Lord and were added to their number-great crowds of both men and women. In fact, when people knew Peter was going to walk by, they carried the sick out to the streets and laid them down on the cots and mats, knowing the incredible power emulating from him would overshadow them and heal them. Great numbers of people swarmed into Jerusalem from the nearby villages. They brought with them the sick and those troubled by demons-and everyone was healed." Acts 5:12-16 TPT.
The unity of the body, and power of the Holy Spirit both in us and emulating out of us, is the key to seeing massive revival. Notice, this passage says great numbers swarmed into the city from neighboring villages. Additionally, EVERYONE was healed. Isn't it amazing today how we can see some churches operate in ways that bring healing, miracles, signs and wonders, and then other churches see none or some of it? Even in some of these churches, some people are healed, while others are not. Why? Is the Word of God and the Power of the Holy Spirit any less valid today than it was in the early church? God forbid!
When we are united and filled with the Holy Spirit power, it not only drives us to action with boldness, but also attracts many. My question then remains, can you imagine the magnitude of what would happen if we, the body of Christ, could all unite with one mind and purpose until the Holy Spirit fills us all to the point of an earth shaking experience? I long for those days and pray the Church will rise and stand in unity to see this in fruition. If God revealed this to me and I could imagine it, then His ways are even bigger. For he is able to do far greater than I can dare to ask, think, or imagine, according to His power at work within us! Ephesians 3:20-21. This means He will do it and even greater, if we all could get on the same page.

We all have a part to play. At the end of the journey, nothing we have or attain in this life comes with us for eternity. My thoughts are, what part will you play?
The Bible is clear that some are called to work the ministry and some are called to sow towards ministries. Exodus 36 is one great example of that. As Moses was building the temple, many came to give DAILY to the building of the temple while others were meant to work for the building of the temple. When everyone plays their part, we ALL succeed in the commission to "Go" into all the world and preach the Gospel. What part will you play in helping us do our part of sharing the gospel? It will take many resources, finances, and time. However. at the end it all, we will hear from our Father in heaven, "Well done my good and faithful servant. Enter into the joy of the Lord."
I would challenge you all to play your part in helping us reach our goals in ministry. There are many promises from God on how he will prosper us as we give and obey His plans. Remember, God's promises are based on the contingencies of our movement not our lack thereof. Declare His promises over your life as you put action to your giving and see God move in mighty ways on your behalf.
Blessings to you all in the mighty name of our Lord Jesus Christ, forever!

Rev. R. Elliott Merskin

No Comments