THE CHURCH IS STRONG BUT CAN’T GET OUT OF BED

The reality of a word from the Lord came to my wife in a dream just two nights ago. Contained within this dream is a vital word for the body of Christ in this hour–both corrective and encouraging that will bring hope to many.

In the dream my wife was in bed and couldn’t get out of bed. The same condition was true for the pastors and church we were ministering to. They also couldn’t get out of bed. My wife noted that both her and them possessed overwhelming strength and only needed to get up.

A large segment of the Charismatic/Pentecostal Church is slumbering right now–under-utilized, under-achieving in the Spirit, not living up to its potential, power, and effectiveness. But there’s a new birthing coming, not according to the old order or planting, but now there is a new God-birthing that wIll flow from the inward parts of the belly (man’s spirit).

In the dream Carolyn was pregnant and the doctors wanted to perform a C-section and cut her open, but someone said she did not have to give birth the old way as before. Instead she could give birth the God way from the inward parts of the belly, signifying in the Spirit. At that moment beginning from her navel there was an expansion of her belly that blossomed out.

Interpretation: We have super strength in the Spirit but have to only wake up and get up.

SECOND PART OF DREAM

The dream then moved to a church service where I was preaching. A group of people sitting in the back of the building were not engaged in what was being preached, but instead were thinking and talking about the outing in a park that had been planned afterwards. They wanted to play, have social time, and were given to entertainment. Their minds were not on the Lord and what He was saying and doing in the service.

This speaks of the general condition of many in the Church in this hour. The minds of people are swirling with activity like tuning into different channels every 2 seconds looking for another thrill. It’s the nature of the carnal mind which leads to death, while the spiritual mind leads to life and peace (Rom. 8:6).

This is the reason Paul wrote:

“Awake, you who sleep,
Arise from the dead,
And Christ will give you light” (Eph. 5:14).

This verse was written to believers. Apparently as indicated by the verses before (1-13) these believers were walking in immorality, covetousness, idolatry and such, and Paul was admonishing them not to walk in darkness and in spiritual deadness but in the light. Later on he tells them to “be filled with the Spirit” (v. 18-19) and to “be strong in the Lord” (Eph. 6:10).

IT’S TIME TO WAKE UP AND GET OUT OF BED

It is time to get out of bed and engage in the Lord’s work and agenda. This engaging begins with our communion with God by living a life of praise and thanksgiving, and singing/speaking Spirit-Inspired songs from the heart. The infilling we receive will affect the heart and our lives, and will lead to healthy marriages (Eph. 5:22-33), healthy parent-child relationships (Ephesians. 6:1-4), and healthy employer-employee relationships (Eph. 6:5-9). We’ve underestimated the impact of a Spirit-filled life according to Ephesians 5:18-19.

The revival my heart is longing to see is not one that can be captured on social media but one that is lived out in the daily lives of believers, symbolized by a consecration to the will of God resulting in a life of prayer, fasting, giving and in godly relationships, marriages and families. There is a divine dissatisfaction working in the hearts of God’s true people in this day that are no longer content with the performance and production of professional and sensational ministry, often led by self-appointed prophets screaming to be heard and bombarding us with yet another headline of a carnally motivated and fleshly embellished prophecy.  Social media oozes with such and it actually entertains people and feeds their emotions with yet another ear-tickling yak-and-quack. This has created a vacuum in the hearts of genuine believers for authentic Christianity. This has escalated and is leading us into a current move among the body of Christ for relationship-based Christianity, love, discipleship, and the caring one for another.

What good is it to shout, holler, clap, and dance on Sunday morning if our daily lives, relationships, marriages, and children are a mess? What good does it do to participate in Christian conferences and events and listen to the latest greatest teaching or revelation or prophecy if we don’t possess a daily life of communion with God in both Word and Spirit.

Let’s stop fooling ourselves. Let’s wake up and get out of bed and put on the strength of the Lord and start living according to the potential and effectiveness that we possess inwardly in Christ.

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10 thoughts on “THE CHURCH IS STRONG BUT CAN’T GET OUT OF BED

  1. Just wow. Just amen!

    “The revival my heart is longing to see is not one that can be captured on social media but one that is lived out in the daily lives of believers, symbolized by a consecration to the will of God resulting in a life of prayer, fasting, giving and in godly relationships, marriages and families.”

  2. The same night of your wife’s dream I had a dream. I was on a farm with much land. There was a sheep alone that had a thick black band around its belly. I heard in my dream that the band represented a python spirit.

    This spirit will squeeze away the desire for worship…prayer…and obedience to God’s Word.

    The Church has been subtly and quietly invaded and not many Churches believe this can happen. They have adjusted to the sleepy walk …the ear tickling …

    A shift has taken place! God is rousing his end time army. We see it here in Canada! We meet on Friday nights and God is bringing in the people that want freedom and also the meat eaters!

    Glory to God!

    Pastor Gail

    • Sleep and slumber happen gradually over a process of time. God’s people will either be awakened with a kiss of kindness of severe shaking. We choose.

      God bless.

      PS Is this the church that extended an invitation to us to come and minister?

  3. Just last evening (trying to focus on the Lord, rather than everything, anything else–I’m glad I did!) I ended up reading a portion of Isa.40 (vs. 27-31: especially vs. 29, and 31)…that he who lacks might, God increases power; and those who wait on Him will gain new strength! That spoke to me, and your post today encourages in this way as well — praise God! Thank you for your faithfulness to be led of Him in your messages to us!

  4. The is awesome and so true. I remember a prophecy of Oral Rberts that in the end days one spirit that would be very prevalent was the spirit of stupor. We need to wake up.

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