The Idol of  Revival

Recently God spoke this to me that  the statue in the book of Daniel is a picture of the modern Church of revival.

Daniel Chapter 2:31-35 Thou, O king, sawest, and behold a great image. This great image, whose brightness was excellent, stood before thee; and the form thereof was terrible.  This image's head was of fine gold, his breast and his arms of silver, his belly and his thighs of brass,  His legs of iron, his feet part of iron and part of clay.  Thou sawest till that a stone was cut out without hands, which smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and clay, and brake them to pieces.  Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold, broken to pieces together, and became like the chaff of the summer threshing floors; and the wind carried them away, that no place was found for them: and the stone that smote the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth. 

The Gold are those who sought for the revival in the first place they paid the price laying between the porch and altar to turn the heart of God to his people. These developed a deep abiding personal relationship with God through fellowship with Him and in this process they discovered deep sin and iniquity not only in themselves but in the Ekklesia church at large. These fell into deep repentance and confessed all that came up for themselves and the Church and over time these men and women were changed moving from a realm of selfish desire to a greater vision of Christ Himself and the Ekklesia. A vision that included a love for God Himself as opposed to loving God for the things He can give and then discovering this same love, for those who were created in the image and likeness of God.  And this had far reaching effects in these people and the people they reached out to, for these people had fallen into the sanctification process.  So that when God rewarded them with an outpouring they were the best prepared to receive of it and make use of it.

Then the next group that comes to revival is the silver. They are also hungry for God. They knew the value of an outpouring, they are more than likely to have a solid life of prayer and spend a lot of time studying the word of God – so why are they any different? I see by the spirit that those in this group are those that in times past received some level of sanctification but when you take what God did 5, 10, 20 years ago and wrap it in a handkerchief and hide in the ground (essentially putting it in a burial cloth and leaving it for dead) that does while some may believe that they are keeping that which is precious safe, they are not, and it does not improve with age, or keep well in isolation. Instead it becomes stale, no longer having that freshness about it. And over time things creep in unawares. Another feature of this group is that these are usually as those who are not as far along in the process, because of that they have given up less of themselves -- and God finds fault in that. It call also be said of these people that they are those who no not or lon longer have the ability to reach crucial mass in themselves – some would call them spiritual hitchhikers that join themselves to someone else’s revival. But they are called silver; and therefore precious unto the Lord, but markedly less than the gold.

So then the question needs to be asked who then owns revival God or men? Contrary to popular belief God is also not in the habit using marksmanship techniques to hit only those who are the most worthy (The gold and the silver.)

Numbers 11:16-29 And the LORD said unto Moses, Gather unto me seventy men of the elders of Israel, whom thou knowest to be the elders of the people, and officers over them; and bring them unto the tabernacle of the congregation, that they may stand there with thee. And I will come down and talk with thee there: and I will take of the spirit which is upon thee, and will put it upon them; and they shall bear the burden of the people with thee, that thou bear it not thyself alone. And say thou unto the people, Sanctify yourselves against to morrow, -- And the LORD said unto Moses, Is the LORD'S hand waxed short? thou shalt see now whether my word shall come to pass unto thee or not. And Moses went out, and told the people the words o f the LORD, and gathered the seventy men of the elders of the people, and set them round about the tabernacle. And the LORD came down in a cloud, and spake unto him, and took of the spirit that was upon him, and gave it unto the seventy elders: and it came to pass, that, when the spirit rested upon them, they prophesied, and did not cease. But there remained two of the men in the camp, the name of the one was Eldad, and the name of the other Medad: and the spirit rested upon them; and they were of them that were written, but went not out unto the tabernacle: and they prophesied in the camp. And there ran a young man, and told Moses, and said, Eldad and Medad do prophesy in the camp. And Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of Moses, one of his young men, answered and said, My lord Moses, forbid them. And Moses said unto him, Enviest thou for my sake? would God that all the LORD'S people were prophets, and that the LORD would put his spirit upon them!

Incidentally God has spoken to me that is Pentecost in Acts 2:4. 

And we are given the purpose of Pentecost as well --  “And I will come down and talk with thee there: and I will take of the spirit which is upon thee, and will put it upon them; and they shall bear the burden of the people with thee, that thou bear it not thyself alone.”

Paul speak of us being Intercessors with Christ – without the falling of Pentecost and the Holy Spirit being imparted directly from Christ to us we can not “Bear the burden of the People with Thee and He must needs bear it alone.”

This is not the same as what has been bandied about as intercessory prayer but it does have some relation with it because those utterings and groanings are from the self-same spirit. And without this outpouring of the same spirit that was in Christ you are can not be a partaker,

So one day Moses calls in 70 elders of Israel to be anointed with the same Spirit of prophecy that had come upon him. And so God shoots from on high and they start prophesying. Moments later a young Israelite runs to Mosses and tells him something awful is happening outside the camp – two UNAUTHORIZED men without the ORDINATION OF MEN were prophesying – And the young man demands of Moses: Go make them stop right this instant.   Mosses only smiled and responded: “Would to God that all of God’s people were prophets.”

Would to God that all men were able to hear and utter the word that proceedeth from the mouth of the Father.

Let me ask you does scripture say that these seventy elders were able to pass on this gift from on high to others?  No.  Does scripture declare that their off spring became “The School of the Prophets? No. Likewise also the Apostles and Prophets of the New Testament were not able to pass on their office to others.  All these were called to be unique vessels unto the Lord and bottle that God filled with the same spirit that was upon Christ were non-transferable and non-refillable.

We are all called to be unique vessels unto God but the truth is since the 1970’s with the expolssion of Christin book stores tapes and videos we have coveted other peoples ministries and mantles and attempted to read books on how to obtain gifts and ministries and have further sinned against God by discipling ourselves after other men and women and ministries thereby not going through Christ THE DOOR – and he regards all that do such as thieves and robbers and shall in nowise let any of them inherit their true spiritual riches.

Back to our Idol of revival – with every diminishing level of revival we see a decrease – rather than an increase in more than one way. 

First each group has been subsequently devalued moving from being vessels of honor

To vessels of dishonor moving from gold, to silver, to brass, to iron, etc.

Secondly each Group of revivalists while they claim to be moving higher than their predecessors are actually moving lower and lower as they become more earthly than heavenly. This has much to do with the inner corruption of these people and the seeking of God and calling on God not for He Himself, Not to be able to walk with Him but to receive from him his benefits. These are spiritual hirelings that work only for God for personal benefit.  

So we come in the idol to the feet of clay. Adam was formed of common earth or clay and God breathed into him the breath of life. The clay or the common earth has little or no value, it is not some exotic blend of special clay that men compass land and sea to possess. It is not weighed out by the ounce – when clay is sought most people can dig some up in their back yard. – or lets say it another way the clay speak of the way of the flesh.

So this revival in it lowest stages is borne about by the flesh. – Fleshly deeds, the doctrines of men, the traditions of men. The corrupt mammon of the people of the flesh  we are told push this revival not the spirit of God. Things are done for self-gratification to be seen of men, followers with wanton eyes filled with lust etc. You get the picture. And God really despises this type of so called revival – he abhors it God soul hates this.

Now the pieces in this idol of themselves are only pieces. But when this beast put together by each successive generation it become and Idol exalting itself up to the heavens.

And because men filled with adultery and idolatry , I am speaking of Christian men and women who worship anything that they see with their eyes --  their pastors, teachers, and ministries, living or dead. God even Christ Is a jealous God and shall have no other Gods before him so even in the case of Church revival it has become a corruption idol and God in his fury will take a rod  of Iron and destroys it. Grind it to powder and let it all blow way like chaff in the wind.

And what is that is to be destroyed? The Gold – the silver – the brass – the iron, God will spare none of it  Paul said forgetting those thing which were behind – I press.

In revival we laud all those things that were behind.

Christ said If I bear witness of my self it is no good –

Christ said I can not accept the witness of John because it is from men.

Chrsit said he needed greater witness than that of John – he needed the witness of the Father .

In revival we laud or bear witness of ourself and the acts that have happened either through us or what we have read , or heard.

In revival we have increasingly made use other men’s ministries and words to bare witness of ourselves

I challenge you to look in pauls writings and see where he speaks of his casting out devils blinding people or having strips of cloth taken from his body to heal others

I challenge to you find this in the writings of Peter and John were they lay out some pedigree to show their authenticity or to build faith in believers

I challenge you to find in scripture where Christ preached the healing and testimonies of people to build people faith

None of this is the foundation of Jesus Christ. And therefore according to Paul all this shall be burned up and is not count towards anything and all those that are brought in under such corrupt means shall be burned up as well.   

Christian men speak of revival, they call for revival, they adore and worship revival, and for the last three centuries the church that has been built on foundation of revival upon revival

The Church with its historic revivals – the teachings and doctrines of these revivals and the teacher preachers and ministries of the revivals of last few centuries have all become an idol unto itself and all that would behold it.

God spoke to me early last summer and said he will no longer revive this old corpse, no matter how people cry and beg. – God is looking for full restoration or nothing..

I fear that as it was spoken in the book of Daniel the Lord in our day is poised with a rod of steel to smash this idol that Christianity has become -- and that God shall grind it to powder and let it be blown away in the four winds.

Where in this hour are the watchman upon the walls crying out an alarm of the coming judgments of God that are going to fall upon the Clesia?

For all those who walk in darkness, those who’s eyes are filled with envy, those who are filled with all manner covetousness for the things of this world, you have already received your reward. For those who have chosen earthly and natural riches over the rewards of serving God with a pure devotion and a selfless heart you have already receive all that you will get, and now eternal darkness now waits for you with outstretched arms. 

For the Lord God whom we serve is a jealous God and will destroy every idol erected by men even those idols that have been erected in his name. He will tear down your temples and tabernacles and places of worship that have exalted men denominations and ministries. He will take away the wealth and riches in which you trusted, the Christian radio networks and Christian television networks removed, the Evangelistic juggernauts 

that compass the earth shall cease. And all that has been created with the knowledge of good and evil in the name of the Lord shall be brought to naught and in that day it shall be known that the Gospel was to be sent forth not by might nor by power but by my Spirit saith the Lord.

Luke 11:49-51  Therefore also said the wisdom of God, I will send them prophets and apostles, and some of them they shall slay and persecute:  That the blood of all the prophets, which was shed from the foundation of the world, may be required of this generation;    From the blood of Abel unto the blood of Zacharias which perished between the altar and the temple: verily I say unto you, It shall be required of this generation.

I will tell you that the blood on the hands of the Pharisees and the priests of the Jews was transferred to the hands of the Clesia and the blood of all that the Clesia has slain in the name of the Lord and the blood of those who have been lost will be required of the Clesia.

1 Corinthians 4:4-5 For I know nothing by myself; yet am I not hereby justified: but he that judgeth me is the Lord. Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.