Many Christians and Pastors are in deep turmoil because God is chasing them down. The Lord God has begun a deep work in them that has made them strangers without a country. They don’t know where they fit. God won’t let them get good at something they are not supposed to be doing. They are done with business as usual.
Is there a deep work of God in you that is ruining you for this world? Are you done with the world system—especially the way it operates in the church? Do you leave a service, thinking, “This is not it, there is something terribly wrong here.” You can’t stomach the glitzy entertainment centers anymore. Again, I am talking about both pastors and parishioners. Believe me: BOTH preachers AND parishioners.
They are angry at egocentric preachers with grandiose, expensive, and carnal visions that have zero to do with winning souls. They are sick of being distracted—even derailed from their first love. Disciples are abandoning ‘attraction-church’ models in droves. Something revolutionary is happening deep inside them, because God has begun a secret work.
Honest pastors are also in divine turmoil. The enemy condemned them for having a smaller church. After years of blood, sweat, and tears, their churches were battered, broken, and diminished—because they can’t compete with ‘mega-church mania’.
And why can’t they compete? It’s because they have maintained their integrity! When they see large crowds and big money pour effortlessly into churches that either hide or pervert the Gospel, it is easy to feel like a fool for staying true. The Bible says, “Surely I have cleansed my heart in vain, And washed my hands in innocence. 14 For all day long I have been plagued, and chastened every morning.” Psalm 73:13,14.
However, our friend in Psalm 73 came to a great conclusion. After being bulldozed by the success of the wicked, he took action “16 When I thought how to understand this, It was too painful for me—17 Until I went into the sanctuary of God; Then I understood their end.” There are many pastors whose hearts are crying out for more—for a miracle they can’t even describe.
When the writer of Psalm 73 entered the sanctuary, exhausted and discouraged, the greatness of God overwhelmed him. He saw that there is no version of this battle where Satan wins. This is a part of the secret work God is doing in you!
A growing number of hungry hearts agree—with all its money and crowds—the compromised church did nothing to rebuke America’s sin. The ‘seeker-friendly’ model was a house of cards that stood no chance against the onslaught being waged on the unborn, and on marriage. While these men slept, there have been over 54 million abortions, divorce is rampant, and the institution of marriage has been perverted. In the last 10 years we have lost battle after battle: in government, education, and the media. We are a hopelessly divided nation, enduring a cold civil war between the Left and the Right.
The situation is dire. We are beyond words. The specter of President Trump who is being attacked at every turn; the economy tanking; witch hunters digging up dirt on anyone and everyone, even back to their childhood demonstrates that no human solution remains for America.
So God has taken matters into His own hands. At the approach of evil, God recruits people. He yearns to express His supremacy over evil, through purified vessels. He ruins them for everything—everything, except His Glory. At this present hour, God is conducting the most aggressive search for available servants in American history.
What He means to create—when He finds true surrender—is stunning. He will imbue them with power to perform notable miracles, and power to speak with irresistible force.
Deep, deep in my soul, where the real knowing happens—I know God is doing something new. Every atom of my being tells me that God is doing a secret work in His people. God is finished with hirelings. He is drawing a remnant out of corruption and into a special, supernatural nearness to Him. They will empty themselves of everything—every ambition will be burned out. There will be nothing remaining except one purpose—to love and please the Lord Jesus Christ.
Is God doing a secret work in you? Has God closed you in and stripped you of all enjoyment of lesser things? Are you experiencing a divine frustration because you are supposed to be a part of something only God can do?
What if millions of Americans get so miserable that they cry out to God in total desperation? What if their cry is too deep, and their hunger is too great, to ever be happy in a lukewarm church? This is why the Holy Spirit is recruiting a new breed—a breed that can be trusted in the awakening that is coming.
God is doing a secret work! He is drawing a remnant to Himself. He is taking the prophetic core and communing with them, training them, empowering them and preparing them for one last mighty blast of power. The Holy Spirit sees that our nation is hanging by a thread. The death-rattle is in America’s throat. Before God allows destruction, He is going to do one last massive miracle, and give America one last chance.
That is why God has uprooted and filled you with deep travailing. It may look like a crisis, and feel like chaos, but the dealing of God within you is right on time! Look for these signs:
- People no one has ever heard of will come to the forefront. They will arrive with awesome power and piercing messages. Some will not be regular ministers. In fact, the majority will not leave their secular careers while God is using them. Some will be pastors who have failed and fallen, due to discouragement. They will be rebuilt, refueled, and re-ignited!
- Strange locations will house massive outpourings. Churches that have been small for years will become ground zero for the presence of God. People will flock in from everywhere to these centers of fire and glory. Stunning signs and wonders will rock entire communities. Some churches will be forced to stay open 24 hours a day, just to handle the harvest.
God is doing a secret work in you. He is making you miserable, to make you into a miracle.
A.C. Valdez was a child during the outpouring of the Holy Spirit at Azusa Street. He later became an evangelist. God showed him the future and here is what he said:
“All the electrifying adjectives in the dictionary shaken together, pressed down, and running over will not begin to describe the soon-to-come, greatest outpouring of the Holy Spirit of all times. It is what the Bible calls, “the latter rain”. You are going to see lay members carry out an amazing ministry through gifts of the Holy Spirit. There will be wholesale cures of “incurable” conditions, healings of the blind, deaf, dumb, and handicapped, and creative miracles that will strain the imagination. For those born without eyes, ears, fingers, arms or legs—or those who have lost them through disease or accidents—God will make new ones. Many astonishing miracles will happen to bring on an international Christian breakthrough.”
I believe A.C. Valdez is not talking about a time far off in the future. He is talking about now, because, my friend, it is now or never.