The mistake of the prior two generations was being captivated by the phenomena of God and neglecting the person. The gifts of the Lord are a beautiful privilege given to us by the Lord; However, if we are not careful we could be distracted by the exaltation of gifts and the showmanship on the earth and completely miss the inheritance due to us by our Father. This inheritance is accessed in the Eternal realm of God; therefore, the eternal realm of His glory should be the spotlight of our existence, the very light that shines from our innermost man.
There is a remnant church on the earth today that has been chosen for the finest hour in church history. Paul Keith and I have found great friendship with several of these remnant church leaders from around the globe. We have seen that God is gathering His beloved to one another, even from the ends of the earth. He is commissioning, confirming, establishing, and empowering these communities in preparation for one fine hour. It is the hour prophesied through out scripture. The time has finally come for us to see His glory and experience the promise we have long hoped for.
Paul Keith and I joined our friends Pam and Rick Wright for a time of fellowship, Word and worship in California, held January 20-22, 2023. It was an incredible time when friends gathered and were drawn into the heart of God. The hearts of the saints sang of praise to God and reverence captivated the room. I became heavy in His Spirit which lasted for nearly 48 hours, a lingering presence I hadn’t felt in 17 years.
The last time I experienced a corporate manifestation equivalent to this was during a conference in the winter of 2006 held in Redmond, Oregon hosted by Randy Remain with guest speaker Ryan Wyatt. During the gathering in 2006 I experienced a life changing interaction with God that confirmed my course. I had already been serving in the ministry but he Lord encountered me with a powerful sign that evening, which was a public commissioning.
I have held the encounter of winter 2006 close to my heart. I am understanding it more with each passing year. The meeting that night was filled with reverential awe. The speakers were heavy in the presence, even sitting on the floor, melting in His glory as the Lord ministered to the hearts of the people. I had washed my hands just before going up to worship in the front. I hadn’t touched anything between washing my hands and going up to worship. The worship was deep and connected. I was caught into His presence; here I felt union I hadn’t felt before that evening. When the music had ended
we continued in the presence. People were deeply moved. I looked down at my hands which had been opened before me for the duration of the service, and I was stamped with the color blue. My right hand looked as though an angel had put its hand in mine and left a mark. One other young man, a teenager, was on the other side of the sanctuary and had been stamped with the same blue on just his pinky. A great confirmation of the super natural power of God moving through that place.
My hand was marked on all of my fingers but primarily my thumb, index, and middle finger. Many leaders over the years have taught about the five fold ministry mentioned in Ephesians 4:
“And He gave some as apostles, some as prophets, some as evangelists, some as pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the building up of the body of Christ; until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of
Teachers in the charismatic community often use the fingers of the hand to describe the five- fold ministry ministry.
I was primarily stamped on the prophet/ apostolic section of the hand. I was unable to wash it on off. On day three, it was gone. I had remained in that heavy presence of His spirit for several days. This special identification was confirmed 3 times on three people, publicly displayed, and visible to everyone.
Apostle: Thumb Prophet: Index Evangelist: Middle: Ring: Pastor
I pondered this experience for so many years. Even as I navigated (quite imperfectly) the course set before me. This course has included much prophetic ministry and many hard learned lessons. I understood that the Lord has stamped and confirmed me publicly. For what? Only heaven knows which acts of service were pleasing to Him. I now understand that this mark represented a time of commissioning. We have entered into a new season. I hope to still operate in the five fold as the Lord has ordained for me, but I hope to move from the “quite imperfect” operation of the previous season and into the operation of ministry as a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ. To be perfect even as He is perfect.
“Therefore you are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.” Matthew 5:48
For the last several years I have embarked on this journey with the Lord. In my weakness I have questioned my worthiness in the role the Lord has commissioned me for. In those times of doubt, I remembered this experience. The mark of God on my hand has been a reminder of the great hope and promise of my destiny and the destiny for the Lord’s people. This special mark is a sign from God that I have been commissioned and the Lord has set my course. The signs from God will always confirm His perfect word for us.
For many, the late 90’s and early 2000s were a time of new beginning, revival and encounter. The culture of the charismatic Christianity was defining itself for that era as it was exploding with many powerful signs and wonders. Sadly, they defined “themselves” and did not receive the full identity of Christ. Many did not adequately steward the promises that came with each of the supernatural confirmations. The book of Mark teaches that the signs confirm the word of God. It is necessary that the word of the Lord is stewarded well to the completion of the promise.
“And they went out and preached everywhere, while The Lord worked with them, and confirmed the word by the signs that followed.” Mark 16:20
Sadly, many from this era of church defined themselves and did not steward the promise well. It became a circus show to see signs and wonders; the people were mesmerized by the show. Meanwhile, the desire for oneness with God was set aside and the show continued, absent of God. This made way for the counterfeit spirit to come into the church in a more dramatic and detrimental way than ever before. But this is not the end.
The old and the new are partnering together to fulfill God’s purpose on the earth. Those who were a part of the former church glory and witnessed the church failures and successes of the past have come along side the rising community of young leaders.
They are teaching these young leaders about the heroes of the former rain and the message of God released in those days. They have held fast the Kingdom promises and did not squander their inheritance.
Both sets of leaders are being mentored and fashioned into the character of Christ. They carry the anointing for the hour. This anointing is a brilliance even as Enoch knew and more. They have been granted the mysteries of heaven. The new and the old partner together. This dynamic will explode on the earth with miracles and glory.
The remnant church will become more evident in the coming days as signs and wonders return. This time they will be embraced and stewarded in great reverence of the Lord. Many are stepping away from the formats of old and pioneering a new and better way. God is leading this movement. In this new day the young and the old will be joined with the Lord, becoming one spirit with Him (1 Corinthians 6:17).
Both are destined to see the full measure of Love and Truth promised in this day. They will continue to learn the ways of righteousness and gather the Lord’s beloved, moving into the greatest move of His Spirit the world has ever seen since Jesus walked the earth in the form of a man.
HE WILL CONFIRM HIS PROMISE WITH EMPOWERMENT
We are moving into a time of commissioning and confirmation. Those who have already been commissioned by the Lord and have been stewarding the promise with all diligence: He will confirm His promise with empowerment. For many who have been praying for vision and assignment, a brand new commissioning is coming.
Paul Keith and I were sharing in Burbank, California. During the first night of the conference I shared a dream the Lord had given me for that church and the remnant church. Together, Paul Keith and I were given interpretation. Upon delivering this message I became heavy in the Spirit. A feeling I could only compare to that cooperate presence of the winter of 2006.
This is what the Lord showed me in the dream:
There are three waves coming. The final wave is the Mega Wave.
The waves will come from the depths. They will bring about a new energy and great authority.
I saw the first wave come from the deep. I watched as it powered through, rolling over His beloved as a declaration of His lovingkindness towards humanity. It seemed to be a representation of the stature of Christ and the spirit of might that would be formed in His people in this day. A strength which is able to deal with contradictory currents and winds. Instantly, I felt this verse reverberate with in me,
“Deep calls to deep at the sound of Your waterfalls; All Your breakers and Your waves have rolled over me. The Lord will command His lovingkindess in the daytime and His song will be with me in the night. A prayer to the God of my life.” Psalm 42:7-8
Another wave followed which had the words Time Wave written upon it. I understood this wave would bring in time miracles that would empower the people to complete His work quickly. I understood that the Lord would enable us to make up for the time we thought was lost. The mistakes of the past are washed away in order to prepare us for one fine hour. There were other time miracles as well.
I saw a third wave come. It was heading toward the people with momentum to push them into the Latter Glory such as has been prophesied. Paul Keith has shared about this latter glory/Omega ministry (Revelation 22:13) which is in the Time of the End. This final wave is a Mega wave preparing for the Omega time prophesied in the Bible.
As PK has shared, the Lord is preparing us for the Omega- Time of the End prophesied in Daniel:
“But you, Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book until the time of the end; many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase…And he said, “Go your way, Daniel, for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.” Daniel 12:4,9
These three waves will rush over the people and move them into this Omega time. His Remnant won’t run from it for they have longed for it, prayed for it and believed for it.
As Paul Keith teaches and quotes, the Omega time of the end can be understood in Revelation 22:13:
‘“I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.”
He is the Alpha: the first coming of the Lord. He is also the Omega: the second coming and completion of all things. What the Lord began he will consummate. The Lord cannot return until there is this consummation. For Jesus is the chief cornerstone and He is the capstone. What the Lord did in His first coming was only one dimension of His earthly ministry. In great expectation we long for the completion and fullness of His revelation to planet earth through the promised “Paroursia” presence (Matthew 24) that will function through His people. What began in the early church will see its consummation today.’
Many leaders from the last few decades received a special commissioning but have not yet seen the fullness of the promise but moved according to the limited understanding of His Spirit. In this hour these forerunners will receive a confirmation
and empowerment to finally move into the unity of the faith and the true knowledge of God. We are moving into that Omega – Time of the End. Perhaps the confirmation is not only to confirm our role as five fold ministers but more completely for the placing as mature sons.
Paul Keith wrote in his book The Voice of the Bride:
“In John 1 the Bible records that in the beginning the Word existed; then the Word (Logos) became flesh and dwelt among mankind. After 30 years of growth and maturity the time came for the Lord’s work of ministry to fulfill His assignment in the earth. At His baptism, the Bible describes the heavens opened and the Holy Spirit descended as the appearance of a dove. The Word and Spirit were united and the Father declared, “This is My beloved Son.” We become the manifested sons when the revealed Word and Spirit is consolidate as one within us.”
The empowerment from the Lord includes the process of sanctification. Paul Keith was given insight regarding the dream of the three waves. He saw that with these three waves come three preparations: A new heart, a new spirit, His Spirit. The Sanctifying Work of the Spirit enables us to enter into the deeper place. This deeper place is throne room glory.
Our hope to understand the operation of the throne room is growing. We long that we might be filled with this glory and demonstrate it on the earth. We desire that His glory would be the spotlight. The demonstration of His glory will be through those who will withstand the preparatory process. This process is the sanctifying work of the Spirit.
Here is a simplified explanation of the process necessary to access the deep places of God:
First, the washroom, where we are cleansed and redeemed by the redemptive blood of Jesus Christ. Here we are washed by the water of the Word.
Next, we go into the holy place. This is the enduring work of the Word which separates like soul from spirit, lays all things bare, and judges the thoughts and intentions of the heart. All opinions and unholy imaginations are ripped from us. This is where we receive the sprinkled blood of Jesus and are firmly established in the reverential fear of God. Now we are ready to bear His glory.
Many from the previous decades did not withstand this part of the process because they refused to yield their ideas, will and showmanship. There was, however, a remnant that endured the work of the Word and allowed the fire of God to sanctify them body, mind and spirit. In this era, our hope is that the Lord’s people will learn from the mistakes of past decades and receive the sprinkled blood of Jesus in the holy place. This fiery love of God strengthens our inner man so that we are prepared to bear His glory on the earth.
And finally, for those who persevere, they will go to a deeper place represented by the holy of holies, and access a greater inheritance. They are God’s chosen generation who receive their calling, prepare for it in the secret place, and are captivated by His holy awe. The remnant of the remnant will enter there and go beyond the veil. These are the ones who are willing to submit it all to abide with God and thus will receive a revelation of the throne room. They will bear His glory. They will walk in the Light of His countenance.
“Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit, soul, and body be kept complete, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. The One who calls you is faithful, and He will do it.” 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24