Prophetic perspective on current events

PROPHETIC PERSPECTIVE OF THE CURRENT SHIFT IN SEASON

By Isaiah-Phillips Akintola

 

Proverbs 25:2 “It is the glory of God to conceal a matter;

to search out a matter is the glory of kings”. NIV

Part 1

 

A platform for the next frontier

For more than a decade, we have tried to communicate the reality and impact of the shifts in spiritual seasons as they directly influence the activities and behavioral patterns of humans within the society. May I rightly state that all that happened in history and are now taking place in nations are geared towards one objective; the consummation of the purposes of the Father for the redemption of his creation! It is important that this perspective be clear to all believers in the light of the ongoing shift in the global community. Signs of the last days according to Biblical prophecies are ushering in a new kingdom Age where the glorious manifestation of the Fathers original plan for man’s destiny and creation is taking precedence. Man is living in one of the most exciting seasons in human history.

Therefore, wisdom demands that all followers and lovers of Christ the truth, trim their lamp wick as we awake from our slumber in response to the deafening sound of the watchman. This is the day we need to believe God for clear visibility in the Spirit so that we are not deceived by another voice that may be sounding like that of the Lord. As the shaking of nations intensifies, wisdom calls the wise to allow the Spirit of the Lord to reinforce his seven pillars within the structures of their spirit and soul, so they are not swept away by the wind of transition raging across the nations. Prov 9:1 Wisdom has built her house; she has hewn out its seven pillars. NIV

The days we are in are pregnant with unprecedented prophetic movements that will not only shape how humans will interact, but will also accelerate the church’s birth pang. Therefore, we need to take our eyes off the peripherals of soulish distractive activities and start concentrating on the demands of the Spirit for the emergence of the ‘Daniel’s company type of saints who will help give clarity and direction to how to the nations can navigate their complex crisis. Things are usually not the way they seem or sound even when they tend to sound logical. God is putting an end to sensual dependence as his wisdom raises to build the ancient ruins of his nation.

The footing to defining the prophetic accuracy of the days we are living is to understand the testimony of Christ, which is the Spirit of prophecy, established on solid biblical doctrine. Doctrine is the practice of truth, in consistency to apostolic lifestyle, built on an unshakable foundation of the fruit of the Spirit.

Portals of next generation

As we study the lives of men and women who represent this definition of life, we see how the Lord used them as portals to usher into their generation the fragrance of the revelational knowledge of Christ glory. We are given a rare opportunity to learn an important principle on how to offer ourselves to be positioned at the gates of this next move of the Spirit, so we can be a voice representing the demand of the Lord as the destiny of nations reaches their twilight. To move forward, we must look and study the ancient pattern, designed for human redemption.

For example, when we study the life of Joseph, the forerunner of the nation of Israel, we see chains of kingdom values lockup in a single life who consistently exhibited a behavioral lifestyle this generation desperately needs. He completely gave up his right for the redemption of a generation about to step into a season of famine. The scripture said of Joseph that he was sent ahead of his brethren to prepare them a place in Egypt. The life of Joseph eliminates our inaccurate understanding of the theology of Christians suffering. In the purposes of God, suffering if you like, is only a passage {gateway} to accomplishing the divine agenda.

Psalm 105:16-22

16 He called down famine on the land and destroyed all their supplies of food;

17 and he sent a man before them — Joseph, sold as a slave.

18 They bruised his feet with shackles, his neck was put in irons,

19 till what he foretold came to pass, till the word of the LORD proved him true.

20 The king sent and released him, the ruler of peoples set him free.

21 He made him master of his household, ruler over all he possessed,

22 to instruct his princes as he pleased and teach his elders wisdom. NIV

Moses grew up in Egypt without being intoxicated by the materialistic and oppressive culture of Egypt. The holy seed in him could not be altered, his true origin and identity was preserved through his calling and assignment. Although, he lived in pharaoh’s palace for forty years, he refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter.

 He chose rather to suffer affliction with his own people than to enjoy the pleasures of Egypt for a season. He learned the language and philosophy of Egypt only to use it for the deliverance of his people at the appointed time. The trials and challenges of Moses in Egypt and the wilderness of Sinai for about eighty years gave a unique {anointing} grace in bringing out a whole generation enslaved for 430 years.

The lives of these men are a compass for navigating the present and future crisis. The relevant truth one can glean from these icons indeed enhances our understanding of how the Lord’s deliverance will be made manifest in our time. David is another technology that is relevant to the present emphasis of the Spirit as his unique leadership values and challenges speaks directly this generation of saints. Therefore, we cannot be frivolous in our attitude to what the spirit is saying. To examine the present state of our personal lives or the current global events on a mere face value will amount to lack of the knowledge of God’s prophetic agenda for the 21stcentury and beyond.

 

Signs of the time in manifestation by the Church

When you consider some of these signs already in manifestation especially the ones relating to the body of Christ, which I believe are making a huge impact on the believers, one can see the extent into which man has gone in assisting evil to thrive in the earth. As the mystery of iniquity continues to thrive within the hearts of men, the mystery of godliness on the other hand is increasing in its outpouring of grace in an unprecedented way amongst those who have received the mark of the Lamb on the forehead. We as the company of those following the lamb have indeed thrived to adjust and prepare our ‘wineskin’ in order not to become a casualty of the manifestation of the signs of the time. Therefore, we give heed to the warning of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Luke 21:34-36

34 “Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with dissipation, drunkenness and the anxieties of life, and that day will close on you unexpectedly like a trap. 35 For it will come upon all those who live on the face of the whole earth. 36 Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen, and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man.” NIV

Isaiah, in his prophetic writings, warned the church of a season where gross darkness will eclipse earth, {humanity} and ignorance {blindness} will increasely become the default template of man’s operating system. Men will grope at noonday for lack of sight and understanding of what is happening. When the prophet was giving this prophecy, Israel was in her golden Age.

The economy was booming at the expense of injustice and spiritual bankruptcy. Israel’s leadership and their followers refused to give heed to the sounding of this prophetic trumpet until Israel was invaded and taken into captivity. Can we confidently say that what is happening in our days reechoes the event of four thousand years ago? Well, Solomon made it clear that nothing is new under the sun.

Events reoccur because human seldom learn from the past. “It is said that only a fool will continue to repeat the same thing over and again and yet expect a different result”. While we have the advantage of looking back at history to learn, however the arrogance of the human heart will seldom allow him to do so. The bible, which is the uncompromising word of God, is the only legitimate reference book for understanding the past, the present, and the future of all humans and the nations.

To have a clear view of what is happening globally, we surely need not only the scriptures as our key reference material, but also allow the Spirit of truth to guide us in making sense of the complexity of our day. Lest we become confused and misinterpret what the Lord is saying. The place of misinterpreting the word of God, especially in the place of prophetic events has been a huge advantage in the course of satanic activity in the Church and the world at large.

As partial blindness befalls the nation of Israel from recognizing and accepting their day of salvation, so is it with this present generation who have allowed the same circle of ignorance to hinder them from seeing the handwriting of God on the walls of society.  The embedded theological and ritualistic template that had shaped the view lens of most people has also blind them to the point where countless numbers of church people have grown to become so insensitive to the guiding instruction of the Lord concerning the events of the last day.

The call to upgrade the ‘structural wineskin’ of the people of God in a way that can adequately endure the Shockwave of socioeconomic collapse in the last day unfortunately has been challenged by the Pharisees and religious elites of our day. The scripture told us that as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be in the days of the coming of the Son of man.

The coming judgment

About ten years ago, the Lord gave us a vision of an approaching judgment that will sweep across the economic system of the world, which will invariably prepare the way for the manifestation of the ‘company of Joseph’. We were told that men and women with kingdom sight and character will be thoroughly sought for in the marketplace as the days of darkness covers the economic landscape of regions of the earth. We declared the mind of the Lord without holding back, and those followed those guiding light of the father will remember the unfolding economic events that followed the season of the release of God’s word.

During the season of those prophetic words, as a church, we began to pray for direction and instruction that will keep us safe in the days of the manifestation of the words. The word of the Lord is clear, before the Lord does anything, he first reveals them to his prophets who are his friend. The wisdom and stability we exhibit in times of crisis are a direct linked to our position of relationship with the Lord. There is no doubt that deep intimacy with the Spirit of God enhances our ability to see and live outside the seasons of mortal men.

1 Kings 17:2-4

2 Then the word of the LORD came to Elijah: 3 “Leave here, turn eastward and hide in the Kerith Ravine, east of the Jordan. 4 You will drink from the brook, and I have ordered the ravens to feed you there.” NIV

One of the things the Spirit of the Lord made clear is, our attitude to money and material things must change drastically. While we need money for the exchange of goods and service, we must never allow it to own us; rather, we learn to start giving deliberately towards the advance of the purposes of Gods kingdom. The value of what we own would be ultimately defined by what we do with it. Covetousness is a destructive spirit the Lord presently ridding from among the company of his people. Meaning, whatever the Lord desires to do in the earth, you have the privilege of firsthand information and the understanding to know how to escape.

This concept is displayed many times in the life of the prophets of God in the scripture. Elijah is a very good example. When he gave Ahab the word that it shall not rain for three and half years in the land at his words, the Lord already had a secured economic plan for him. As long as he sticks to the plan, there was supply. When the brook dried up the prophet was led to the next face of the Lord provisional plan. The secret of the Lord is with those who fear him. To fear the Lord is not only to reverence him, but also to accurately move at the prompting of his voice. To the degree we reverence and sanctify the Lord by pursuing his agenda is to the degree we are able to synchronize with his voice in the development and advancement of our prophetic destiny.

The new wineskin

The quality of the mentality we ‘wear’ as seasons of the Spirit changes is critically essential.  The swiftness to respond to the next reality of the demand of the Father plays a major role in the development and maturing of our spirituality in order for us to accurately advance into the next dimension of the Lord’s will. Religion, the lack of precise understanding of the accuracy of the timing of the Lord, to a large degree has thrived in separating a huge number of the Body of Christ from seeing and responding to the ordained pathway of the Lord for their lives, particularly when it comes to the point of divine provision and sustenance. Interpreting the context of present truth as it relates to the complex challenges of transition and migration requires first the spirit of humility, trust, courage and following the guidance of the voice of the Lord’s Spirit as we spend quality time in praying.

When we are hindered from discerning and participating in the process of the Father’s prophetic agenda, as concerning the removal of ‘things’ that are shakable within and around our lives, we become critical and judgment of what the Lord is doing in the lives of others.

The making of the new skin demands that we consistently allow the word of God to wash us through the renewing our thought and desire. Our wineskin is both the condition of our spiritman and the thought pattern that govern how we think. Jeremiah 48:11 “Moab has been at ease from his youth; He has settled on his dregs, and has not been emptied from vessel to NKJV

The coming of the Lord manifests two realities; one, the judgment of tree bearing fruits of deception in the earth while the second will be the approval of those eating of the fruit of the three of life. The kings of the earth, who have decided to drink the wine and eat the delicacies on the table of the ‘harlot’ called the mystery of Babylon, will suffer great lost in this day of the Lord.

 This spirit, which have become very personification of religious and political compromise is presently being judged as we witness an event unfolds across the nations. There is no doubt that our Lord is shaking and exposing the foundation of this humanistic ideology. These are days of great separation! The father is severing lives and nations from issues that have long time entangled them from entering the scope of their prophetic destiny. Alas, this is not the work of the enemy, as some with religious spirit will think; the Lord is busy cleaning and renovating his house. In seasons of apostolic renovation, people react in different ways.

 Whichever way you chose to respond to this present global will undoubtedly expose the quality of material you are made of; those whose house are built using wood, hay and straw will undoubtedly suffer great lost. These separations will be difficult, painful and hard for many who have refused the Lord from pouring their wine from vessel to vessel. The significance of allowing this principle of pouring from vessel to vessel eradicates false character segments that have settled within the core structure of our humanity. For those who have allowed themselves to be poured from vessel to vessel will certainly offer the nations the best of the wine of the Spirit as Jesus did in the wedding of the Canaan of Galilee.

Then, the prophetic promise will come to past; the best wine has been kept for last. People of this generation will definitely enjoy the finest of the wine of the Spirit from men and women who have been refined in God’s distillery plant. Whatever we have allowed humanistic ideology to build within our psychic, preventing us from truly seeing the way of the master are being knocked down to their very root in this moment in time. Strongholds, which have defined and defy the destiny of families and communities, are giving way to the preceding governmental authority of God’s kingdom.

Perverted knowledge of prayer and fasting unfortunately will not be able to bail us out this day of the Lord. Remember, this is the working of the Spirit of the Lord and not the devil. In the light of this truth, we are discovering that there are two unprecedented activities simultaneously taking place, which must be clear if we must cross to their next frontier successfully.

These two realities are shaping the future of man’s destiny as the cry of creation intensifies for deliverance. These are defining moments in the history of the church and the nations at large. The first activity, as we see, is the complete removal of every religious and rebellious humanistic order while the latter is the establishing of God’s unshakable kingdom within the core template of value system.

The pattern and strategies for interaction and the development in this next generation is being cut out through this season of shaken and separation at the sometime. The knowledge of the glory is covering the ‘earth of man’ as the water covers the sea. For those with the eyes to see will indeed agree that God is busy drying the ‘sea of humanistic knowledge while the river of his truth is pouring across the nations unabated. What a day of prophetic fulfillment, “the kingdoms of this world are become the kingdom of our God… the Lord is becoming the governor among the nations”, his redemptive power is proclaimed all over. {Psalm 22:28}

God’s interest

The redemption and restoration of creation is a key priority, as the prophetic agenda of the Father makes its grand appearance in Egypt and Babylon. Awakening the value structure of the society to first see and embrace what the Father has begun to do is not an easy task considering the degree of falsehood already embraced as template of its existence. Nonetheless, the Lord is determined to see his planned agenda come to fruition as the ‘wine of human pleasure’ start drying up according to John chapter 2. This is the third day of the Spirit and the Lord of the harvest has begun to demand the full return of the seed of redemption sown through the death and resurrection of Christ over two thousand years ago. As the Lord permits us once again to speak to his church, regarding the next frontier, we have no doubt that those who have the searching heart like the Berea church, will hear the sound of this trumpet and adequately respond according to the Lords divine instruction. These are the days of the restoration of all things. Whatever is not in alignment to the divine agenda will become lost in the flood of the Lord’s judgment.

 

The prophetic and present reality

The days we are in are given birth to unprecedented prophetic activity that is shaking and reshaping the course of human destiny. The wisdom of man is being tried in the courtroom of God’s judgment and only the mercy of the Lord can prevail in this Day of the Lord. This season needs a new breed of saints, matured in the spirit of intercession, who can recapture the mind and passion of the Father as they pray and supplicate for the redemption of cities and communities across the globe.

As the challenges of the days ahead intensify, only those cultured in the nature of the Spirit of truth will be able to bring direction and solution according to the Father’s prescribes desire. The combination of the fruit and the gift of the Sprit, which defines true footing of maturity, will play a key role in healing and stabilizing the hearts of the nation as the crisis reaches its zenith. The Spirit of wisdom must be embraced afresh in order for the Church of the Lord to remain positioned.

The revelation of Christ must remain the barometer of interpreting the activity within our spirit amidst the crisis. As many within the church will become disillusioned by what will be taking in and around them. The wise set their heart on the things above. Daniel taught us that in days of hardship our window must remain open to the frequency of the speaking of the Lord. The key to stepping into the future lies with the Spirit of wisdom, courage and faith. For those whose wisdom is defined by the philosophy of this earth, will certainly feel the impact of the shaken in all areas of their lives; they suffer the loss of ‘material things’ though soul will save by fire according to the scripture in 1Cor Chpt3:13.

We cannot successfully advance into the future without embracing the pruning, nature of the word of the Lord. As part of the required ministry, the Lord has designed the ministry gift to prepare the church for days like this, tragically, very few are truly exposed to the governmental building nature of the ascended ministry gifts. The prophetic is designed to capture the heart of what the Lord is doing while the apostolic, empowered with creative wisdom is designed to establish what the prophets have revealed in regards to the Father’s restoration agenda.

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