I believe the western church is in a time of preparation and alignment for a great harvest. As part of this work of preparation, Jesus is restoring true community life, the culture of heaven, for his presence and government to rest upon. He is creating the shadow for the substance to come. Just like Acts it will be again glorious!
I have had visions for the last decade about current events and also things that are being outworked, and into the future. I have seen God has a great purpose. In the word of Isaiah…
“And they shall rebuild the ancient ruins; they shall raise up the former desolations and renew the ruined cities, the devastations of many generations… And the Lord shall guide you continually and satisfy you in drought and in dry places and make strong your bones. And you shall be like a watered garden and like a spring of water whose waters fail not. And your ancient ruins shall be rebuilt; you shall raise up the foundations of [buildings that have laid waste for] many generations; and you shall be called Repairer of the Breach, Restorer of Streets to Dwell In. (Isaiah 61:3-5, and 58:11-13)
This is an amazing word… I have seen in Heaven books already written about this. I have met Enoch and heard from him about the fact the ‘mystic realm’ the mentoring in the ways of heaven is going somewhere. What goes up must come down! When you see the Father you see where He’s looking- and it’s at the world. He loves it. Heaven cares. Heaven will finish what is started. Heaven sees…
Evil also has a purpose. But we stand in the middle as the Gates to permission Heaven to move. The earth belongs to the sons of men and therefore WE have a pivotal place in the purposes of Heaven as Governors of Creation. God wants to use redeemed humanity, his body, to crush the darkness and establish light, overcoming evil. We will be a sign and wonder, a city on a hill for all the world to see. Jesus really will have the final Word and that word is Glorious.
So where does this place us? I would suggest that is our choice. Nobody has to align with the Blueprint from heaven. We are powerful. But for those willing to pay the price (and there is a high personal cost no matter what pop theologians may say today) and make the right choices, we will find we are being mentored and helped by Heaven on a totally different dimension to the normal. The Cloud of Witnesses, The Angelic Hosts, The Seven Spirits and God himself are ready and willing to work with those who will ‘enlist freely in the day of his power’. He is looking for Lovers. He is looking for Faith. He is looking for YOU.
One of the most courageous choices we can make in this season is to make the CONNECTION. Make the connection with heaven like I’ve said BUT ALSO with people- the communities, the friends we are supposed to journey with. Nobody is meant to go alone. This is costly to do in an individualistic culture. Community is harder work than conference, more challenging that listening to searching messages, more revealing than books. It is a the natural soil God uses to grow strong hearts, faith, hope and love. Often this is accomplished through friction, but there is also great joy. Loving community is one of greatest solution to fear. One of the greatest psychological solutions to depression. It is still not good for man to be alone. Together we are stronger. Together we are victorious.
God is progressively restoring as it was at the beginning and this is going to accelerate for those who engage with his purposes. Returning us back to Eden- the place of intimacy, joy, transparency, blurring heaven and earth, forming family. It is the most amazing honour to be invited to be a part of this. It is going to be the most amazing time to be a follower of the Way. Challenging- Yes! Will we all have to change- Yes! But it is so going to be worth it.
This blog is only scratching the surface of a BIG subject. But if you’re looking for a word from Jesus right now for your life- it’s MAKE the CONNECTION.
With you in Christ, Justin Abraham