“A Godliness Awakening”
At around 2:30 AM on October 17, 2010 as I was already in my bed; the Holy Spirit woke me up with these words:
Many have centered the Gospel around the office of the Evangelist. Others have placed the emphasis on the manifestation of the charismatic expressions of my Spirit: Speaking in tongues; the prophetic movement, Word of knowledge, healing and others. But the Lord is saddened as you have ignored your duties as Christians and your responsibility to strive for a manifested Christian Living. You have taken off the pages of my Word written by my apostles that clearly deals with a way of living your lives that is pleasing unto Me and even unto the world. For in Ephesians 5:15-21 I told you to:
“15Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, 16making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. 17Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is. 18Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit. 19Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, 20always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
21Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.”
But you are living an unwise life, you are not making the most of the opportunities I am giving you and you are being foolish by not understanding my will. My people are getting drunk as immorality has over-taken many of you. For I told you, in my love, to be filled with my Spirit and to speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs; but you have given yourself to the music of the god of this world; a music that is an abomination to me! Where is your thanksgiving?
You walk in the futility of your thinking and there is no difference between you and the gentiles (Ephesians 4:17). You prophesy, but can’t submit to your husband; you preach, but are unfaithful to your wife; you express great teachings, but have no time for your children; you talk about me with sinners; but when are you going to talk to me? When are you going to love me, to worship me and to sit with me?
Did I not tell you to “Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice” (Ephesians 4:31)? But many of you do not even find it necessary for these things to be removed out of your heart. Did I not tell you to “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you” (Ephesians 4:32)?
Do not think for a minute that the recognized high figures of the Gospel in America are simply “attacked by the enemy;” for they are being exposed by Me; says the Lord. For I have being dealing with them in the secret place for many decades; but they are refusing to listen to my ways of life and in the vanity of their minds they are finding justification for their increasingly detestable sins of sexual immorality and perversion.
What are you doing looking at the world? What are you doing judging what they do? Through my servant Peter I told you that today the Word is fulfilling herself:
“For it is time for judgment to begin with the family of God; and if it begins with us, what will the outcome be for those who do not obey the gospel of God?” 1 Peter 4:17
We have emphasized too much in external manifestations of our Christianity and many of us when faced with tribulations quickly discover how little we know of the true ways of our Lord. We were very quickly made aware of how shallow our faith really is. We see very talented Men and Women of God whose walk in their jobs, neighborhood and even among their families is contrary to the ways of the Lord. Our pulpits are manifesting much emphasis on prosperity, much emphasis on personal callings, what my ministry is doing and how many people we are reaching; but God’s people are not changing; they are not the peculiar people we are called to be. We have become very friendly with the world and are standing as enemies of God for James 4:4 declares:
“You adulterous people, don’t you know that friendship with the world is hatred toward God? Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God.”
We are taking the grace of God as an excuse to live lives that are not pleasing unto the Lord and we are minimizing the severity of our sin. People are turning their backs on His laws and precepts and they are no longer going after His righteousness, but they are eagerly going after their own desires (James 4:1-3). Many ministers have publicly fallen and many more will fall as they continue to emphasize in the charismatic expressions of their gifts and have taken off the pages of God’s Word that teaches the beauty of Christian Living. For the Lord is saying at this hour as a warning to the Body of Christ in Matthew 7:22-23:
“Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’”
Beloved, I feel that the next move of God is going to be in our hearts. We will experience a revival of a life style of true Christian Living. This is going to be a Godliness Awakening. A greater anointing will not be released until we embrace and pursue Godliness; for the Lord Jesus tells us that “If we love Him we will obey His commands” (John 14:15). God has given us a divine nature to overcome the world and live holy lives:
“His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.”
(2 Peter 1:3-4)
Thank God that we serve a God of covenant…glory be to His Name! We are about to step into a season where we are going to truly “keep it real.” For the ones that think they know are about to see how little they know; but the Lord is about to do visible changes in our lives and we will be the “light of the world.” Open your eyes and search the Scripture concerning the Way He wants us to live and pray before the Lord day and night and night and day for the Lord to bless you with the fullness of our new covenant.
“But I am a God of covenant and will finish what I have started in you for:
“I will put my law in their minds
and write it on their hearts.
I will be their God,
and they will be my people.”