The Lord is empowering His Church for end time exploits. Let us look at waves that will characterize the Move of God.
The Wave of the Revelation of Christ
Paul says in Romans 16:25:
“Now to Him that is of power to establish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began.”
Here, we see that the mystery of Christ and God the Father was uncovered through a direct revelation to the Apostle. Please note that this mystery was not known before; Paul received it by the revelation of God! We must receive truth by revelation. He was not taught by any man, but received it directly from Christ Himself (Gal 1:12; Gal. 2:2; Eph 3:3).
As Christ is revealed to us we begin to see His all-ness. This in turn brings revealed knowledge of the fact that He has now become our life since He is life. Then, we begin to get transformed from “glory to glory.” The key is this: through the revealing of Christ we will begin to behold Him. This means we are “changed by looking” at Christ Jesus in us (2 Cor. 3:18).
The Wave of the Church as an Apostolic Kingdom
This present Kingdom move of God is essentially apostolic in nature. The move of God in our present generation is coming to pass on a much larger and longer lasting scale than previous historical revivals. This move of God will not bring just another revival; it will also bring the reformation and restoration of God’s original Acts of the Apostles model. God is doing this to prepare the Bride of Christ to conclude the Church age more gloriously than the first century saints brought in the Church age at Pentecost.
This new move that God is raising and restoring will build the Kingdom of God and finish the House of God. Building the Kingdom of God should be an apostle’s main purpose. A new ministry must rise to train and equip the people who will, in turn, focus on building the House of God. But, the core value, teaching and revelation behind this move, is the presentation of Jesus in a greater dimension, otherwise known as the mystery of Christ.
The Wave of the Church as An Army
The trumpet of the Lord has been blown and the Holy Spirit is enlisting soldiers in His end time army. This last day army will walk in unprecedented glory and power, the type we have never seen before. Matthew 11:12 says that from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force. Therefore, this upcoming end time army will be militant in spirit.
Joel 2:1-11 describes the end time army of the Lord:
The appearance of them is as the appearance of horses; and as horsemen, so shall they run. Like the noise of chariots on the tops of mountains shall they leap, like the noise of a flame of fire that devoureth the stubble, as a strong people set in battle array. Before their face the people shall be much pained: all faces shall gather blackness. They shall run like mighty men; they shall climb the wall like men of war; and they shall march every one on his ways, and they shall not break their ranks: —Joel 2:4-7
We are in the season of Gad! Genesis 49:19 says: Gad, a troop shall overcome him: but he shall overcome at the last. (See also Chron. 12:8, 14; Deut. 33:20-21; and 1 Chron. 5:18). The Body of Christ is like this army of the tribe of Gad. At times, it seemed like the enemy was winning but as the Lord has told us in His Word, we shall ultimately overcome.
Wave of New the New Order Ministers
The Spirit of God is now shaping a whole new core of anointed new order five-fold ministers who are truly called and will be sent by Him. These are those that He Himself has sealed and readied for this particular critical end time hour. They will stand out like shining spotlights in the House of God, while God receives all glory and honor. They will be like the early apostles with Christ’s humility, His love, being above reproach (1Tim. 3:1, 2). In no way will they bring a reproach upon the Lord as do so many of today’s worldly, cocky and untested ministers who love the limelight. God will do away with these dead-work ministers who have taken the forefront in the last 10-20 years and made a name for themselves, except they repent, put on humility like Christ.
Wave of the Seasons of a Great Harvest
Jesus said the harvest will be gathered at the end of the age. During this period more people will come to know Him as Lord and King than at any other time in history. In biblical times the whole year was ordered according to the time of harvest. The former rain softened the ground, made it ready for sowing and the latter rain ripened and matured that which had been sown. I believe we are on the brink of a major season of harvest. If the Israelites did not discern the natural seasons for planting and harvesting it would have threatened their livelihood.
The Wave of Apostolic Women
God is raising up and anointing a prayer army of apostolic women, who are about to be given even greater power as they intercede before God for their nations. There is a grace that God has placed specifically within women, which the Lord Himself has used in past times to release revival, and not to pitch women against the men, who are also exercising their prophetic and apostolic place in the Body of Christ!
Back in the Garden of Eden, the Lord gave Adam a primary ability to name and establish reality; He gave to woman the unique capacity to conceive and then birth reality. The primary strength of each gender is that the man establishes, and the woman births. Remember, these qualities were not merely “human:” they were actually reflections of the divine. Man’s ability to bring order to one’s world, to take what was random and give it definition and structure is a divine facility. Similarly, the woman’s ability to conceive and incubate life, and then deliver life through birth is also an aspect of the divine nature. Women excel in intercession, in spiritual sensitivity and the release of new beginnings. For instance, we find Anna, a prophetess, engaged in much prayer and fasting. In the next section, we shall go beyond looking at gender to looking at the role of the African continent in God’s end time programme.