As mentioned in the previous post ‘Gather the Evidence,’ what I keep hearing in the spirit about this current world crisis is, “Practice Run – Dress Rehearsal.” At first, I thought God was only referring to what the enemy is doing. Although this is definitely a practice run for the kingdom of darkness, God’s making clear – so it is for the Saints of the Most High!
We all know the ultimate goal of the devil is to create a system to subdue the masses – to take control of every aspect of our lives. In general, the current unprecedented worldwide move we are witnessing is to get his “troops” aligned and in position, as well as to prepare the people to accept the “new order” of things. But enough about what the devil is doing. What is God doing?
First, God’s using this shaking not only to awaken His people, but also as many as will. Throughout the Bible, God’s mercy was displayed as He unleashed His Righteous judgments. His heart’s desire is always for the people to repent and turn from their wicked ways, and He always gives ample warnings beforehand. Even as judgments begin to be unleashed, He allows a pause between each, looking for repentance. In Matthew 24, Jesus describes these times we are in as the beginning of “sorrows.” The original Greek literally means: pains, throes, the birth pangs a woman has during childbirth.
Saints, the Lord wants to encourage His people and has instructed me to share a portion of a word given back in 2017, ‘The Birth Pains Will Soon Begin.’ I believe this helps shed light on what the Saints of God can expect:
“Proclaim MY Righteousness!”
“The birth pains will soon begin.”
“During the pains, I AM your focal point.”
“Keep your eyes focused ONLY on Me!”
“After each, you must draw ever closer to Me.”
“Seek My will in preparation for the next.”
“I will keep you perfectly aligned for what’s coming.”
“Do not be concerned about anything – just look to Me.”
“Other people’s lives will depend on your focus. I AM entrusting you with the lives of many.”
“This Word is not for the many, but the few.”
(End of Word)
As mentioned, this word was given back in 2017, saying the birth pains will soon begin. I believe we’ve now entered this season. Before proceeding, I’d like to give a brief summation of another vision which was given in April, 2018, titled, ‘The Selection of the Bride.’
In the parable of the ten virgins, only five of them maintained an intimate relationship with their Bridegroom. This is made clear when the door was slammed shut on the foolish virgins, as Jesus told them, “I never knew you.” (Matt. 25:11-12)
This parable centers around the need to keep our lamps ready, making sure they are filled with oil at all times. Make no mistake, the oil comes at a price – and will cost you. The only way to obtain and maintain intimacy with your Bridegroom, is to be willing to give up everything for Him – including your time.
The foolish virgins, weren’t willing to pay the cost to develop intimacy with their Bridegroom while they had the chance.
Saints, make sure your lamps are full!
This Practice Run, or Dress Rehearsal, of the enemy, will be used by God for the good of His people – to further His purposes.
A great move of God has begun! He’s positioning and aligning His Remnant to be used in the soon-coming, greatest harvest of souls in history! God’s heart is about saving the lost, delivering the captives. Jesus said He didn’t come to condemn the world – but to save it!!! Nothing will stop the purposes of our God!
The Lord’s calling upon His people to use this time wisely! I’m continually hearing this in my spirit. THIS IS THE TIME to spend communing with Him in prayer! This is the time for repentance and intercession – to draw near unto Him as never before; to make sure our lamps are full and we stand at the ready.
Let’s be mindful to reach out and pray with others within the Body of Christ as led by the Spirit of God, for we know the power of unity!!! May our united prayers ascend to the throne of God as we cry out for His will to be done upon earth as it is in Heaven!
Be encouraged, Brethren! God’s saying if we keep our eyes focused upon Him during this time, He’ll prepare and keep us in perfect alignment for what comes next.
Our God also has a people for which He’s using this time to prepare. Pray over this message. I’ve attached a few links that speak about the time we’re entering.
Please pray over what’s been shared.
Psalm 119:75: “I know, O LORD, that Your judgments are righteous…”
Psalm 145:17: “The LORD is righteous in all His ways and faithful in all He does.”
Genesis 50:20, “But as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good…to save many people alive.”
John 3:17, “For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.”
John 16:21: “Whenever a woman is in labor she has pain because her hour has come…”
Matt. 24:8: “All these are the beginning of birth pains.”
Rev. 19:7-9: “Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready. And to her it was granted to be arrayed in fine linen, clean and bright, for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints…”
Matthew 25:1-14: “Then the kingdom of heaven shall be likened to ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. Now five of them were wise, and five were foolish. Those who were foolish took their lamps and took no oil with them, but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. But while the bridegroom was delayed, they all slumbered and slept. And at midnight a cry was heard: ‘Behold, the bridegroom is coming…And the foolish said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.’ But the wise answered, ‘No, lest there should not be enough for us and you; but go rather to those who sell, and buy for yourselves.’ And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came, and those whose who were ready went in with him to the wedding; and the door was shut.
Afterward the other virgins came also, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us!’ But he answered and said, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, I do not know you.’
Matthew 7:21-23: “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of my Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, have we not prophesied in Your Name, cast out demons…and done many wonders in Your Name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!”
Jeremiah 29:13, “You will seek Me and find Me when you seek Me with all your heart.”
1 Thessalonians 5:16, “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing.”
Psalms 46:1-3,10: “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, even though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; Though its waters roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with its swelling…Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”