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What Will the American Church Look Like By the End of this Year?

Amidst all the prophetic words being spoken today about what lies ahead, I believe there is one reality that we must prepare for: The organized Church of this nation is about to be turned on it’s head and begin to function in smaller units, not bigger ones. It’s going to start looking a lot more like the book of Acts than that of the Reformation, ministering out of empowered relationships more than theological debate. I believe we could see some dramatic shifts of this by the end of this year.

Two weeks ago, I posted a dream the Lord gave me about the Church. I saw a beautiful church with a well-maintained brick façade that, within minutes, fell apart – actually imploded – because of a river of God that flooded it from the foundation up.  The water rose so fast there was no way to stop it or escape it. To the side was a group of people standing on a large Rock, looking heavenward. I knew He was saying that things were about to change. His Presence is going to flood the current foundations of the organized Church and wash away anything that isn’t of Him. Whether they are man-made programs or secular mindsets, He is going to cleanse His Bride to make her holy. This is why we must station ourselves on Jesus, The Rock of our salvation.

Since that time, the Lord reminded me of another dream I posted in March of 2014 about the Church going through a radical transformation. In this dream, I was sitting in a cathedral of immense size and grandeur, when all of the sudden my seat was lifted up and I begin to go on this crazy ride as the building itself became a Transformer…you know…like the toys and movie:-) It basically turned upside-down and inside-out and I could hear all the clicking sounds of things being shifted and put into place. It was a wild ride that took my breath away. All I could do was hang on. I knew He was saying to get ready for a sudden and dramatic change in how we see Church.

What holds us together are not our liturgies, church governments, programs or successful ministries. He is cleaning out His House of all the fluff and forcing us to get back to the basics of following Him and walking TOGETHER in healthy relationships, empowered by the Holy Spirit. He wants to strengthen the family unit and restore the joy and intimacy of fellowship among believers in smaller settings. Though I anticipate there will still be large churches and ministries for specific assignments, I believe the core of our strength will come from small groups and intimate relationships with each other. We will no longer depend on the church to take care of us and feed us. Instead, we will become the ones to feed the church! Just like the book of Acts, believers will begin to walk in a level of supernatural empowering that will invade every part of their lives. Instead of going to church for our weekly fill-up, we will BECOME the church, filled and overflowing with the power and presence of Christ.

I see the Lord sovereignly placing people and even geographically moving families to be close to healthy fellowships where they can receive support and encouragement for the days ahead. As much as we need HIM, we also need each other. We cannot be so preoccupied with “stuff” that we forget what is most important and WHO is most important.

Instead of waiting for revival to come to our churches, we need to BECOME revival; a people ready to move and act at the Spirit’s directives to demonstrate the kingdom of God to a world that’s literally falling apart before our eyes. Foundations will crumble, systems will fail, and everything that can be shaken WILL be shaken. This is good news, however, because it will pave the way for the sons of daughters of the kingdom to rise up and BE the true representatives of Christ and carriers of His presence.

The Church Age may be coming to its end but the Kingdom of God is at hand.

 

 

 

 

4 Comments on What Will the American Church Look Like By the End of this Year?

  1. roger mclaughlin // September 25, 2016 at 9:32 am // Reply

    Reading this I think of a word the Lord gave me this past winter
    Revival is everyday people doing everyday things with everday people in everyday ways . seeing people come into the kingdom everyday

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  2. Wow…this is amazing. The vision I had just after midnight, a couple of seconds into the new year of 2015 lines up with this. It was raining and there was a huge lightning flash followed by the loudest thunder crash that I have ever heard. In the vision that followed I saw a huge dam breaking to my left and felt the spray of water on my face. The wall of water was extremely high and powerful and I saw it way above me. I saw it’s amazing power and force as it broke free from the dam that held it back up till now. I knew that this was something big and global. I knew that the Almighty was breaking something or setting something loose in the spiritual realms in 2015. I knew that it was a process that would happen over the year. All through this year it has been as if I have been standing against the world. In the last week after crying out to Abba Father in frustration everything became clear to me, when I saw what evil has been happening in the mega churches all over the world and now becoming very real very quick. Although this was very upsetting I also was shown Scripture that He controls everything and I knew that He was setting this evil free. That was a wake up call to me. Isa 45:6 that they may know from the rising of the sun, and to the sunset, that there is none besides Me. I am Jehovah, and there is none else; Isa 45:7 forming the light and creating darkness; making peace and creating evil. I Jehovah do all these things… I knew that this change was for the good. It is as if people are blinded to the Truth and are seeking out churches that tell them what they want to hear with a watered down gospel who only want their money. He has given them what they want. There is a spiritual clarity and confidence that I have received in that I know that I need to trust in Him only and not in anyone else and also clarity in discerning His instruction from the fluff and to rely on what I receive and don’t doubt, but discern. I also know that everything that is happening is from Him and He is in control.

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  3. I have had similar dreams to yours regarding the church. I would like to say that I am happy to have a confirmation but seeing what is on the horizon, it makes me know that I need, as a watchman, to be praying.

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  4. this is so true, I got this same window about a year ago. The Lord said we, meaning our bodies, would be a “church with out walls” the book of Acts in manifestation. He is indeed bringing us in commune with him, refreshing, washing and making ready, manifesting his miraculous glory thru us. I also had a dream in March 20,2015 that I had delivered a baby girl but it wasnt just a baby girl it was a baby girl with noted auburn red hair. ( a dream of being pregant in Nov 2014) and what I come to realize that is a paralle with the red heiffer in which case would be “ready for sacrifice” at age 2 or 3. Spotless with no defects. Amazing times we have for the prophets are hearing much these days. What does this dream mean? does it mean we have 2 to 3 years and then he is coming? I dont know but that is what I feel. The Lord started a comuning but not us with him, he is drawing us to him so he can comune with us and fill us and get us ready. When he draws us he quiets us and fills us with his glory. its awesome. what a blasted time it is for those who are in tune and can hear him. I am so happy I came across this post since your post confirms the words i got. In our Father its nothing but Awesomeness just bliss that he is preparing us. Be ready for the outpouring that has already opened for the book of Acts did miracles and the Lord says “Springs of Life will flow like a river into a land of many souls,,,,,,reap gather reap gather reap gather,,,(notice he is not saying sow and gather),,,,gather with fields of wonderous works…………thank you Father for you pure words.

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