Word of the Month December- Welcome to a New Age
There has always been an unlimited supply of the glory available to the Church. Yet I believe that there is coming a great release of the Spirit of wisdom and knowledge to the Body of Christ to teach us how to access and operate in the glory realm. In this we will receive a higher dimension of revelation for activation.
There have been several mighty outpourings that have taken place over the past generations and each time there was a fresh release of revelation in various areas such as grace, healing, faith, and the prophetic. Again, I see a fresh wave of revival coming to our generation and it will be marked by a revelation in the area of awareness and insight on how to move in the glory and mystical realms of Heaven.
The Bible says in Habakkuk 2:14, that the knowledge of the glory of the Lord will cover the earth as the waters cover the sea. So often this scripture is misquoted as "the glory will cover the earth", yet with the knowledge comes the ability to activate and move in the glory whenever and wherever we need it.
Paul was desperate to get this revelation over to his churches so they could move in a greater dimension of Heaven. He prayed earnestly that God would grant to His people the Spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him so that things that were hidden from them would become revealed (Ephesians 1:17-19). They had been given the riches of the glory and an inheritance in heaven, but they did not have the understanding of how to fully access this daily. It was in them but they needed a revelation to activate it.
God's full intention has always been to have his people live in the performance of Heaven on a daily basis, but it takes the Spirit of knowledge and wisdom to unlock the mysteries and secrets that are in us. Secrets and mysteries uncovered become revelations revealed. In other words when illumination comes to our spirit man it sheds light on things that have been hidden from us. Suddenly, we are now able to walk where we could not to see before, because our pathway is lit with revelation light. What we need to understand is that revelation gives us the ability to live in what has always been available through God. Without the Spirit of wisdom and knowledge we stay in the dark; unable to possess that which has been freely given to us by the Father of Lights. Yet a new day is upon us. We will begin to know, perceive, recognize, and understand our position to enter into this new dimension.
To Know, Perceive, Recognize, and Understand
There is a great dividing line that is coming from those that know about God and those that know God. The truth is just because someone can quote a scripture does not mean that they are manifesting the reality of it out of their own life. We must know God intimately through fellowship to manifest His Kingdom. The way of the Spirit is a higher way that leads us beyond mere human wisdom and theological study. The Spirit leads us into the mind and thoughts of God. How he thinks. What he wants to do. It is through intimacy with Christ that we know Him and His Kingdom.
Ephesians 3:19 AMP, [That you may really come] to know [practically, through experience for yourselves] the love of Christ, which far surpasses mere knowledge [without experience]; that you may be filled [through all your being]unto all the fullness of God [may have the richest measure of the divine Presence, and become a body wholly filled and flooded with God Himself]!
We can only manifest what we have experienced! Then we begin to know, perceive, recognize, and understand what God wants to do in the now. We are then able to call those thing forth by the spoken word (Is. 48:6-7 AMP) because our words are no longer our own, but we have simply become a channel or oracle in which God speaks through (1 Peter 4:11). As we open our gates and doors to the King of Glory (Ps. 24), that Glory begins to manifest through us on the earth. This is how God's Kingdom begins to come and His will is done on earth as it is in heaven. If it is not first received and unlocked within us then it will never come through us!
The time is far spent that we move past the elementary teachings (Heb. 6) and begin to receive higher dimensions of the wisdom and knowledge of the Kingdom that can only come from the throne. So much of what has been taught is simply low grade revelation filtered through the second heavens. God never called us to inhale second hand smoke, but receive a revelation like Isaiah (Is. 6) that leads us to know, perceive, recognize, and understand God in His purest state. It is only then that we will become undone and our mindsets are ruined by what we receive. Out of that position we will be able to release the coal of fire: the heart of heaven! What God is offering to this generation is something that will cause the face of Christianity as we know it to be changed forever. Its time we entered in.
William Branham and the Angel of the Lord
Many believe that William Branham was one of the most powerful miracle workers in the last five hundred years. Gordon Lindsay is quoted as saying, "The life of William Branham is so out of this world and beyond the ordinary that were there not available a host of infallible proofs which document and attest its authenticity, one might well be excused for considering it far-fetched and incredible." Brother Branham was a humble and soft spoken man that operated and worked directly with the Angel of the Lord to bring about one of the greatest outpourings ever to be unleashed on America and the world. It was called the Voice of Healing Revival.
In 1948, he boldly declared and prophesied the voice of healing on America and the world. Within a matter of a few months America was experiencing a down pour of Heaven's healing power that lasted nearly eight years. God used this simple uneducated man as an oracle in his generation to speak things into the earth. Branham was a true mystic and seer; and I believe a pioneer and forerunner to what many that are hungry will step into in the coming days.
Unlike the other healing tent revivalists of that time that operated simply in the nine gifts of the Spirit; William Branham worked directly with Heaven and the Angel of the Lord. With the Angel, he would declare and decree the will of Heaven on earth. He would simply speak what the Angel would tell him to; nothing more nothing less. God is looking for men that he can use in this way again. They are the oracles of the Lord. The days of performance oriented gospel are coming to an end. Charisma and the ability to "move a crowd" will simply not be enough to save peoples ministries in the coming days. There are going to be far too many powerful mystics and miracle workers in the days ahead that will step beyond good preaching into declaring and demonstrating the Kingdom of Heaven on earth.
An Oracle Speaks
The year is 1956 at the height of the healing revival. Hundreds of evangelists have their tents set up all over America conducting miracle healing services and seeing thousands come to the Lord when William Branham takes the platform on January 16th, at the Church of Philadelphia in Chicago, Illinois. He boldly declares that America has turned down her opportunity with the Lord and within a few months of this prophetic declaration the healing revival was finished. God wanted to take that generation far beyond the place he had brought them to. It was their time to move with the cloud (Num. 9:22), but they were unwilling to cooperate with the Lord and shift into a greater dimension of Heaven's habitation.
It has been nearly fifty five years since this prophetic word was given and I believe that God is offering all those who are thirsty and hungry for Him to step into a place of partnering once again. With this Heavenly and angelic partnership we will bring about reformation that shakes the nations.
It is Isaiah who declares, "Hey there! All who are thirsty come to the water! Are you penniless? Come anyway—buy and eat! Come, buy your drinks, buy wine and milk. Buy without money—everything's free! Why do you spend your money on junk food, your hard-earned cash on cotton candy? Listen to me, listen well: Eat only the best, fill yourself with only the finest. Pay attention, come close now, listen carefully to my life-giving, life-nourishing words. I'm making a lasting covenant commitment with you, the same that I made with David: sure, solid, enduring love. I set him up as a witness to the nations, made him a prince and leader of the nations, And now I'm doing it to you: You'll summon nations you've never heard of, and nations who've never heard of you will come running to you because of me, your God, because The Holy of Israel has honored you."(Isaiah 55:1-4 Message Bible)
God's word will never return void (Is. 55:11), it is searching and ever looking for those who will step into it. God is calling for all those that are thirsty and hungry to step into a greater position in the Heavenly realms: it's the government of God to reform and disciple the nations. Let's move past the junk food and cotton candy and trade with heaven for a higher dimension of authority and power; where we are not just moving with the cloud, but we begin to enter into it (Job 22:13-14).
Reformation that Shakes the Nations
We are entering a new era in church history where many will go places no one has gone before. Let the past be the past. It's time to press toward the unseen realms of Glory and embrace the places that God is calling us to go. There have been many powerful men and woman in church history as I previously stated, but they were only forerunners and pioneers to what God has called an entire generation to live in.
We are the generation of the greater works (John 14:12) and many will arise in this season from the secret place of intimacy in Christ to demonstrate great marvels and miracles of the Kingdom. Sadly, some members of the Body of Christ will allow their theological understanding of the Word dictate to them what God is capable of doing. By doing this they reject this move of God and even persecute it, forgetting that it is the Holy Spirit that will teach us (Jn. 16:13-15, 1 Jn. 2:27) not our theology. God is not looking for theologians that know Him in word only, but oracles that have the Word in them. These are the ones that will carry reformation to this generation.
In this hour God is calling forth His reformers and deliverers through encounters and visitations, but it is up to us to recognize the purpose of the visitations. For this generation it will not be as much an emphasis on what we see in the Heavenly encounters that will transform and shake the nations, but what is deposited into us through the encounters. This will lead us beyond where the church has been in the past, causing real transformation to affect whole regions and nations for the Kingdom of God.
The Reformers will answer their visitations with, "Here am I", not simply looking and seeing into Heaven to see what is there, but it will be with the purpose of receiving and releasing to the world what they have been given. Many will have massive encounters in the Heavens in this coming season as God catches them away with the intention of them living and operating from there. What we must understand is the encounters we are about to receive are only calling us to explore and live in a deeper realm of God's glory.
God is looking to deposit in this generation more than a vision or dream that we can talk about and share with our buddies as we drink a Starbucks on a Saturday afternoon. All of that is fine, but we must come to the realization that there is far more that God wants to get over to us. It's not so much what we witness that will change us, but what we embrace and receive that will have a lasting impact on us.
It was not until Moses turned aside to see; that God called out to him. He was caught up in an ecstatic experience that caused him to awe and wonder, but he did not stop there. He made a decision to dive deeper into what he was encountering and then God called to him. We are entering past the place of simply encountering and seeing into the Heavens to living and working with them.
"And the angel of the LORD appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed. And Moses said, I will now turn aside, and see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt. And when the LORD saw that he turned aside to see, God called unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses. And he said, Here am I." (Ex. 3:2-4)
Many in the past have known that change was coming to the Body of Christ and they even declared what they had seen on the mountain of God, but few have turned to go deeper. God is looking for a people that will not only see, but will embrace and work with Him to bring about a reformation. Both Moses and Isaiah encountered the Angel that burns with fire and answered their call with "Here am I". It was not until they fully took hold of what they were seeing and looked deeper into the encounters that God then released a greater deposit on their lives to Father and equip nations. They moved beyond simply seeing to see into receiving to release.
This is where we are heading in the days ahead. The Angel of the Lord is being released to work with those that will turn aside. These men and women will do mighty exploits for the Kingdom. The nations are going to shake and quake under the signs and wonders that are coming through these mystics and reformers. Many of these wonder workers we have not yet heard of before, but they are coming sooner then we think. They will be marked by great humility and simplicity as they manifest the Kingdom of Heaven. They will be given the Rod of God and will deliver many nations from bondage and cause the desire of the nations to come (Hag. 2:4-9). They will bring a real shaking that will cause the latter house to arise in all its glory and at the same time cause a great stirring and shaking that will cause dividing lines within the Body.
Pay close attention in this coming season to the fault lines. The separation between the old and the new will not come without a price. Fault finding and accusations will be thrown at those that bring about the reformation, but with persecution only comes a greater release of glory (1 Pet. 4:12-14). We must not pass up this coming visitation, no matter the cost. For the sake of America and the world we can not afford to pass up God's opportunity for us and our generation.
Blessings in Christ,
Charles And Brynn Shamp