They put their hands over their ears to try to drown out the noise. A growing number of believers are feeling like a volcano about to erupt. They feel total disgust toward fleshly religion. They despise the impotent actions of ‘Christianity Incorporated.’ A burgeoning conviction is intensifying in them that modern pulpiteering is inadequate for these perilous times.. They know there has got to be something deeper—something that is real. They are sick of the church in exile always apologizing, but most of all they feel an indescribable pull taking them to a secret place in God.
If that describes you, let me congratulate you. Let me explain your condition. You are under the influence of a bulldozer called prophecy. You are the victim of a prediction.
Your condition runs against the grain of the horrendous days we are living in. My letters and emails tell me horror stories of fear and retreat. Dreams are being postponed or cancelled outright. Expansion is now guilty, until proven innocent. Young people are acting like they are old and afraid. Once bold leadership-lions are retreating and looking for safe landing spots.
But there is a remnant that feels just the opposite. They sense that as hard and as dark as these times are, God is up to something big, and it is something He has had in mind for a long time. They believe they are in preparation for an inexpressible event. I am not talking about all those other prophecies that so many are claiming to have. This is totally different.
You probably agree that too many so-called “prophetic words” today are actually pathetic counterfeits. You reject the shenanigans of those flashy self-serving false prophets. You see through the mind-games they use to prey on the gullible. However, you have not given up. You know there is true prophecy because it has a grip on you that won’t let go. Here is what you need to know about prophecy.
Prophecy swallows policy. Every generation is guided by two forces: Policy and Prophecy. Policy consists of the laws and edicts of man. Prophecy always swallows policy. Christmas is a vivid example. No doubt Caesar Augustus felt sovereign over the earth when he ordered the world to be registered. His policy seemed to force Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem. But policy was simply serving prophecy, namely:
“But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of you shall come forth to Me the One to be Ruler in Israel, Whose goings forth are from of old, from everlasting.” (Micah 5:2).
True prophecy is a bulldozer that overrules the plans of both man and Satan. Prophecy is the WORD which comes from the mouth of God and will prevail when all the dust settles and the smoke clears. Each of the mad ravings of society will bow down before the purposes of God.
The bulldozer of prophecy is not moved by the mad railings of potentates and tyrants. It is impervious to weather, economic downturns, and persecution. The treads of prophecy roll over the plans of men, the intentions of armies, and the highest threats of mankind. Prophecy is the fire that cannot be snuffed out. Isaiah 40:8 declares “The grass withers and the flowers fade, but the word of our God stands forever.”
Forget about everything else. Here are the questions that matter: What has God said He would do in our time? What has He promised? What has He commanded? Your passion to learn His intention for you and for this, your time, is of supreme importance.
Prophecy waits in secret—for a core that is willing to pay the price to know the secret of the Lord.
“Surely the Sovereign Lord does nothing without revealing his plan to his servants the prophets.” (Amos 3:7)
“The secret of the Lord is with those who fear Him; and He will show them His covenant. (Psalm 25:14)
The prophetic bulldozer creates an inner tenacity where, suddenly, the facts of daily life don’t count. Quietness pervades your soul because you know beyond knowing that something unstoppable has begun to grow out of your closeness to Christ.
Those who are God’s secret weapons may not even know it yet. They have no idea of the tactical wisdom and the miracle power that will enfold them at the very moment they need it. All they know is that they are being pulled into the tabernacle of God, into the Most Holy Place.
You can feel it… a deep calling unto deep. You have been ruined for the mediocre and deep in your heart you want to know Him…to be with Him…and stay separated unto Him for a plan that is as yet unseen.
Prophecy is even now unleashing its power. When the enemy is least prepared, in an hour not yet seen, God’s Spirit will strike.
God is going to do something that no one can possibly fathom. He is going to pour out a river of Life. Some will be in the middle of it, others will miss it entirely. None of the current events we are witnessing will foretell the might and glory that will be expressed by the Holy Spirit.
Take heart! God has honored you by letting you live in troubled times. The greatest vessels of God have appeared in times of calamity and confusion. Today’s trouble is your opportunity to be your best, to be more than you ever imagined you could be. All of this is because of a bulldozer called prophecy!