January 30, 2016
If you missed Part 1 of Prophets and the End of the World, find it here: http://krisvallotton.com/prophets-and-the-end-of-the-world-part-1/
From this point the Lord began to open up a world of revelation to me. He told me that many of these intercessors have been neutralized because they have believed the lie that disaster breeds humility and humility gives birth to repentance, which in turn fuels revival. In Numbers 16 God causes some of the leaders of Israel to be swallowed up by an earthquake. In keeping with his nature, Moses begs for mercy twice in this chapter on behalf of his people. The Israelites’ bitterness grew with each disaster. They blamed Moses for the loss of their family members. They did anything but repent.
In the book of Revelation chapter 16, we have the same principle taking place. Plagues are poured out on the people yet they do not repent, but rather they “blasphemed the God of heaven.”
We have all met people who have lost a child or a loved one in an untimely manner. Many of them go through life bitter with God over their loss. Others question the reality of a loving God when they look around and see people starving. Although God can and often does turn around a bad situation and use it for good, it is still the kindness of God that leads to repentance! (Romans 2:4) It’s the devil that wants to kill, steal and destroy. He is the master of twisting the scriptures so that we allow him a place to come in and carry out his devious plan. Remember that this is the same guy who used the Bible to try to convince Jesus to commit suicide.
When James and John wanted to call fire down to consume a city, Jesus said to them, “You don’t know what spirit you are of.” In 1 John 4, the Beloved are exhorted “not to believe every spirit, but to test the spirits to see if they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. Beloved, let us love one another” is in the context of this testing of the spirits. When we read of the virtues of love spelled out in the letter to the Corinthians, we can find ourselves wondering what spirit are we of.
I recently sat across the table from a very famous brother who is a leader in one of the greatest churches in the world. As soon as he sat down he began talking about the judgment America deserved. He went on to speak about the dead and complacent “American Church.” His prophetic evaluation continued for more than an hour. Finally he paused. I leaned over the table and said, “If I talked about my wife like that, she would have left me a long time ago!”
It takes no prophetic insight to see what’s wrong with the church. It takes no faith to speak negatively about our nation. Just ask the accuser if you’re ever unsure. He will give you all the “facts from his perspective.” But I believe that God’s truth overpowers his facts.
We must remember that although God does use words of judgment at times to rally his intercessors, his heart is to extend mercy. God takes no pleasure in the death of the wicked (Ezek. 18:23). We should cry out for God to heal our cities until the angels carry us out of them as they did in the days of Lot.
I think that most of the recent words of judgment are not warnings from our Father, but rather a lack of faith in believing that God will actually have a “spotless bride.” We must begin to ask the Lord for eyes to see and ears to hear. We must not be satisfied seeing with the eyes of man. We need to pray for God’s vision.
I believe that we stand on the edge of the greatest revival in the history of mankind. It is time for us to arise out of this present darkness and shine. We must stop giving a commentary on the dry bones and start prophesying to them to live. As these bones assemble into a mighty army, history will become “His story.”
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