The Prophecy: “It will all come about when history has been completed. God will then bring together all things in heaven and on earth under one ruler. The ruler is Christ.” Ephesians 1:10
The Timing and Seasons of God
“Follow the way of love and eagerly desire gifts of the Spirit, especially prophecy.” Corinthians 14:1
The Prophet, Isaiah, prophesied in his day 700 years before Christ: “For to us a Child is born, to us a Son is given, and the government will be on His shoulders. And He will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, and Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6
“Truly I tell you, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened. Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will never pass away.” Matthew 24:34
“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the LORD. As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55: 8, 9
“But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day.” 2 Peter 3:8
So what is God saying to us through his Word?
“After two days He will revive us; on the third day He will restore us, that we may live in His presence.” Hosea 6:2 This means that God has a plan and a purpose in His will: a restoration and release of all things spoken of by the apostles and prophets: “for time is at hand” Revelation 22:10 “For the Lord will carry out his sentence on earth with speed and finality.” Romans 9:28
“See, I am doing a new thing!
“Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.” Isaiah 43:19 A new thing? Wow! God is about to do things in and through His Church.
If we will hear God’s Word and believe in it, we can be God’s prophetic pioneers who will help God fulfill it. After all we are co-laborers with God. “See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know Him. Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. All who have this hope in Him purify themselves, just as He is pure.” 1 John 3:1-3
So Christ suffered and died for our sins so that He might bring “many sons unto glory.” Hebrews 2:10 That means that God has predestined that there will be those who will think God’s thoughts, manifest His majesty, portray His power and glorify His grace without pain and confusion. This will come about like a butterfly emerging from its cocoon.
Yet every restoration brings a revolution. New wine cannot be contained in old wineskins: it will burst forth. ”They pour new wine into new wineskins, and both are preserved.” Matthew 9:17
How will this begin?
A whole company of prophets will come forth like a voice of one calling “In the wilderness (to) prepare the way for the LORD; make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be raised up, every mountain and hill made low; the rough ground shall become level,
the rugged places a plain. And the glory of the LORD will be revealed, and all people will see it together. For the mouth of the LORD has spoken.” Isaiah 40:3-5
The fact that prophecy is a rare phenomena, which is outside our common experience, does not mean that it is incredible or unreal. Theologians cannot rule out the witnesses of saints. It would be similar to physical scientist refusing to study the facts of nature, and content with textbooks and abstract arguments. In fact, life of the saints is not a study of highly gifted individuals. It is the perfect manifestation of a supernatural life, which exists in every Christian.
You may remember the Charismatic Movement that swept the Church world in 1963. There was also a Prophetic Movement that brought the revelation of how to activate believers in the 1990’s into the spiritual gifts of prophecy, word of knowledge and wisdom. Now we see that there is still another movement or a tidal wave of awakening, restoration and reformation unlike any time before which seem to have been started in 2008. This will be done to cleanse the heavens and earth of all wickedness and evil spirits. This is not unlike the time when Moses was uses to bring God’s people out of their bondage in Egypt. Messages from many prophets indicate that the year 2012 and 2015 are time markers in this new movement.
Today Christians attempt to unite in ecumenical meetings, which really have not accomplished very much. These Christians exchange ideas after tea and biscuits and then part only to come away more convinced of their own particular beliefs.
In the new Revival, (the Prophetic Fulfillment), Christians will come to unity by faith through the Holy Spirit, and they will become one as Jesus and the Father are one. Then the greatest harvest ever recorded in Church history will happen when this unity will take place. This will happen through a special chosen group of redeemed people, who are in relationship with Him.
There are over 30 scriptures that speak about restoration and a “growing up”. The most descriptive is: “Heaven must receive Him (Jesus) until the time comes for God to restore everything, as he promised long ago through his holy prophets.” We must grow in grace and knowledge until we”grow up into Christ in all things” Ephesians 4:15 “until we are conformed to His image” Romans 8:29 “a glorious Church without spot or wrinkle”Ephesians 5:27 “unto a perfect man even to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ Himself.” Ephesians 4:13
Jesus will join us to win these battles: “your God Himself fights for you”. Deuteronomy 3:22 God is about to do for us what we cannot do for ourselves: something new. “See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?” Isaiah 43 19 “The LORD will establish you as a holy people to Himself, as He swore to you, if you keep the commandments of the LORD your God and walk in His ways. So all the peoples of the earth will see that you are called by the name of the LORD, and they will be afraid of you. Deuteronomy 28:9-10
God cleanses the old earth and transforms it into a new earth because God is making all things new: we will receive from God greater power, anointing, grace, wisdom and faith than we have ever had before.
Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,” for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”
He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”
He said to me: “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To the thirsty I will give water without cost from the spring of the water of life. Those who are victorious will inherit all this, and I will be their God and they will be my children. But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars—they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.” Revelation 21:1-8
Paul knew that the people of Corinthians had to be filled with the Holy Spirit, but he knew that this did not guarantee them entrance into the Kingdom of God. “Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.” 1 Corinthians 6:9-10
Jesus will manifest supernatural power and miracles until the heads of nations have to acknowledge that there is no true God but Jesus Christ, in the same way as Pharaoh did when Moses manifested the mighty miracles of God against Egypt: “His dominion is an eternal dominion; His kingdom endures from generation to generation.” Daniels 4:34
To His apostles and prophets,“He said, “The knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of God has been given to you, but to others I speak in parables, so that,though seeing, they may not see; though hearing, they may not understand.” Luke 8:10 This means God has selected and ordained apostles and prophets to help bring about the transformation of this world.
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” Jeremiah 1:5 ”See, today I appoint you over nations and kingdoms to uproot and tear down, to destroy and overthrow, to build and to plant.” Jeremiah 1:10
Becoming worse before becoming Better
There is a principle revealed in the Bible and in nature that it becomes worse before it becomes better. Just think of a mother’s labour pain before the baby is born. In the same way, the world’s cup of iniquity is getting closer to the full status. This must come to fullness before the Church can come to full restoration and God can execute His judgments upon the world.
“Let all who live in the land tremble, for the day of the LORD is coming. It is close at hand— a day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and blackness.” Joel 2:1-2 “Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD rises upon you. See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the LORD rises upon you and his glory appears over you. Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn.” Isaiah 60:1-3
This is a perfect condensed explanation of the prophetic: “He (Jesus) must remain in heaven until the time when God makes everything new. He promised this long ago through his holy prophets. Moses said, ‘The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me. He will be one of your own people. You must listen to everything he tells you. Those who do not listen to him will be completely cut off from their people.’ Samuel and all the prophets after him spoke about this. They said these days would come. What the prophets said was meant for you. The covenant God made with your people long ago is yours also.” Acts 3:21-25
This dissertation is based on a wonderful book: Prophetic Scriptures yet to be Fulfilled by Dr. Bill Hamon