He raised the dead, multiplied food for thousands, healed leprosy, prophesied, and so much more - and I'm not talking about Jesus.
More of what He said
The last 3 weeks I've shared part of what the Lord said about the work He is doing in the hearts of what we would call 'carnal' believers. Today I'll share other things He said for those already walking with Him.
One of the things the Lord spoke to me in this recent visitation is how the Father will be doing miracles in home based churches and within the relationships found in those churches. He told me home based churches would become well known as the place to receive answered prayer, healing, and miracles. He said it will be similar to the days of the Charismatic Renewal of the 1970's, but different because our culture is different and millions will be leaving charismatic churches to seek Him.
"In the past many looked for miracles in church services and within the auditorium, and many do so even now, but I've never left the home. And that is where you'll find healings and miracles in abundance. The days are coming in which home meetings will be commonly known in my body as the place to find their miracle, their healing, their answered prayer, and that which is real to their faith. Remember that I told you, 'As it was in the beginning, so it must be now.'"
He continued: "As you know even now, answered prayers and healings are commonplace in house church, so common it is a lifestyle to many, so that they are locally acknowledged, but just normal Christianity for many. But that is unseen and new to those now on the outside. But to this you are called. Help those in transition. There is coming a day when many more will flock to small gatherings in home to seek answers, to seek healing and answered prayer, to seek Me. There, within those relationships, within a true body in Me, they will find Me. They all find their Father."
Leading up to this, was this
For about 2 months before this visitation I had been studying among other things, the ministry of Elisha. I noticed that nearly all of Elisha's miracles were what I call 'social' miracles. By social I mean they affected larger groups of people, not just one individual.
Elijah's ministry came before Elisha. The ministry of Elijah included dramatic miracles to bring people and a nation to repentance: The confrontation with the prophets of Baal and fire from heaven, twice fire came from heaven to kill 2 squads of 51 soldiers who had come to arrest him, and many confrontations with kings and those in authority.
But Elisha's miracles were largely social in nature, very similar to Jesus' miracles. If John the Baptist relates to Elijah, and he does for Jesus made that link very clearly - then Elisha relates to Jesus. History bears this out, but I had not studied it before.
I realized much of modern church culture is seeking not 'social' miracles to help people, but rather personal healings and miracles which benefit only them.
So when the Lord appeared to me, He commented on that self-focused element in some of the body of Christ. He spoke very specifically on what I had noticed, that much of the body seeks miracles and healings for self-focused reasons, including their entertainment, to boost their faith, to confirm all this is real, or for a need in their life. He did not find fault, just stated that is where many are in their faith and life, for that is how they were trained, to look for self-focused miracles and healings.
Social miracles: Elisha's miracles - which is who I was talking about in my opening line above:
Healed the water supply for the city of Jericho, blessing a whole city. II Kings 2: 18-22
Multiplied oil for a widow that she could sell to pay all her debts. II Kings 4: 1-7
Poison soup made healthy for a large group of people in midst of famine. II Kings 4: 38-41
Food multiplied for a whole town in the midst of famine. II Kings 4: 42-44
Healing Naaman the Leper, an official with Syria which contributed to peace in Israel. II Kings 5: 1-14
Made a borrowed and expensive axe head float, that had fallen into the water. II Kings 6: 1-7
Enemy army made blind, treated them as honored guests, peace in nation as a result. II Kings 6: 15-23
Prophesied food would be available the next day for a besieged city, feeding the city. II Kings 6: 25-33, 7: 1-20
Look at the social aspect of many of these. His miracles helped whole groups and communities.
Think of some of Jesus' miracles:
Water turned into wine which prevented the host of a wedding feast from embarrassment.
Twice provided large catches of fish which was a financial windfall for the fishermen.
Multiplied food that fed 5,000 men plus women and children.
Multiplied food that fed 4,000 men plus women and children.
Healed Peter's mother in law so she could host them all as He sat at her door to heal multitudes.
Calmed 2 storms, saving the lives of at least 12 men each time.
Miraculously provided money to pay taxes.
These are social miracles. And in this visitation, the Lord said that the Father would move in this way in home-based churches, meetings, prayer meetings - in the community and family of faith that is a relationship-based faith.
I'll pick it up there next week, until then, blessings, and I pray this resonates in your spirit and causes a leaping for joy, which is the witness of the Holy Spirit of the truth of what He said. I can barely contain myself, my perspective has changed in terms of what I'm looking for the Father to stretch forth His hand to do in our midst...blessings,
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