[anzac] "CHANGE is IMMINENT"

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From: "REVIVAL List" <prophetic@...>
Date: Thu, 02 Mar 2006 17:15:45 -0600
Some time ago we stopped endorsing any words published by
"Elijah List"-type prophets. However, below is a recent word put
out by Paul Keith Davis which I think is particularly noteworthy:

-Paul Keith Davis (Feb 23).

Never has the need been greater for a clear prophetic word coming
direct from God's heart. The Lord told us prophetically that 2005
would be a year of transition. We have now determined that 2006
will be a year of change.

Transition is defined as "the act of passing from one state or place
into the next." Change is "the result of an alteration or modification."
The transition of 2005 initiated a process while the change of 2006
will manifest the results of our responses to this process.

Genuine spiritual change only transpires with a visitation from God.
The Great Reformation was launched with a clear prophetic word
from the Lord's heart. A fullness-of-time moment had occurred in
God's plan and the ministry of restoration was set in motion. That
movement has been progressively accelerating to this present hour.
Another crossroads has been met and great change is imminent.

With a fresh word from the Lord there is an equally important need
for increase in our measure of discernment. History has proven that
each major juncture in God's time-line is met with a deluge of
voices. However, the Lord promised that His sheep will know His
voice. He said,
"When he puts forth all his own, he goes ahead of them, and the
sheep follow him because they know his voice. A stranger they
simply will not follow, but will flee from him, because they do not
know the voice of strangers” -John 10:4-5.

Nevertheless, when we discern His Voice there must be a positive
response or we will be doomed to repeat the mistakes of the past.
Dating all the way back to Israel's exodus from Egypt, a consistent
pattern has developed following each visitation of God's Spirit. Bible
and natural history affirms that without the spirit of revelation
resident in us, we will miss the day of our visitation. (Deut 29:2-4)

Apprehending the Message

The Lord comes with miracles, signs and wonders to validate a
message that is firmly rooted and grounded in the written word.
God's people are often captivated by the signs and wonders but
only a remnant captures the message. This trend must be reversed
in this hour. The early Church model stipulated,
"they went out and preached everywhere, while the Lord worked
with them, and confirmed the word by the signs that followed" -Mk 16:20.

The Holy Spirit worked with the early disciples with signs and
wonders to confirm the message of God's Kingdom. To us a
measure of grace is being allotted to quicken our spirits for
receptivity to that message. A supernatural hunger is provoking us
to move beyond cold formal religiosity to pursue relationship with
Him. To even possess this desire is God's gift.

We desperately need the validation of His Spirit with miracles and
signs but we cannot allow that to become the end in itself. It is
only a means to the end - that is, union with the Lord.

Pursuit of Maturity

As someone once said, "change demands growth and growth
warrants change." A legitimate and experiential encounter with the
Living Word will kindle a fruitful and needy change. The greatest
change will be for the Bride of Christ to move from adolescence into
maturity. That is what this juncture of church history will produce.

"For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you have need
again for someone to teach you the elementary principles of the
oracles of God, and you have come to need milk and not solid food.
For everyone who partakes {only} of milk is not accustomed to the
word of righteousness, for he is an infant. But solid food is for the
mature, who because of practice have their senses trained to
discern good and evil.” -Hebrews 5:12-14.

Many hearts have been prepared to encounter the Lord.
Tremendous revelatory truth promised to us in God's word is
poised to be released in this exchange. The prophet Daniel was
given panoramic visions of this time but was not permitted to
relinquish the revelation. It was reserved for this specific moment in
human history. That certainty alone ought to provoke us to rise
above the spirit of this world to apprehend the divine destiny
allotted for each of us individually.

The apostle Paul is another prophetic model for leadership to
emulate today. His gospel came neither by the teaching of man
nor by the reading of a book, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.
(Galatians 1:12) His message was an absolute standard that the
Lord was able to validate with the authenticity of Heaven.

God's Absolute

The level of revelation granted to Paul is about to be released to the
Church to present the "plumbline" of God and establish a perfect
standard. Our comprehension of God's word will rocket to incredible
heights when we eat the now "open book" of redemption that unveils
the fullness of God's plan. It has been reserved in God from the
days of Daniel until today. The treasures of wisdom and knowledge
hidden in Christ that will present the bride without spot or wrinkle
will be delegated to her.

There is something woven into the spiritual DNA of God's people
today that propels us into this new place. It is "deep calling unto
deep." God will respond to our desperation with a release from His
throne. It will be the Voice of the seven thunders promised in Revelations 10.

The mysteries of God's Kingdom are prepared to be set in motion
that will awaken and equip the Bride of Christ. That is our current
purpose and our quest. Our greatest council to participate in this
plan is to respond to the wooing of God's Spirit. This mobilization
will cause us to lay aside every weight and encumbrance that has
entangled us in our past. Today if we hear His Voice we cannot
harden our hearts to this fresh message.

"For He is our God, and we are the people of His pasture and the
sheep of His hand. Today, if you would hear His voice, Do not
harden your hearts, as at Meribah, as in the day of Massah in the
wilderness” -Psalms 95:7-8.

For a season the Lord has been restraining spiritual issues so that
we can be prepared both spiritually and naturally. Likewise, our
enemy has been attempting to escalate things before their time.
This has been the contention that many have experienced over this season.

There is a first fruits harvest that is coming to maturity so that
God's plan can be set in motion. In the feasts of Israel, the first
fruits came to a place of maturity early. They were gathered and
dedicated to the Lord as an offering to assure God's favor for the
great harvest.

This symbolism portrays the current season. Like the spies of
Israel, there will be pioneers and forerunners who cross over into
God's promise to apprehend its reality and introduce it to the body
at large. They will experience Hebrews 6:5 and will have, "tasted
the good word of God and the powers of the age to come." Their
walk with the Lord and powerful ministry will be an introduction to
the latter-day anointing that will bring in the greatest harvest of
souls ever witnessed.

Another Great Awakening

During the early 16th century, Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to
the church doors of Wittenberg, Germany. This act launched a
spiritual transformation that changed the face of Christianity leading
to the Great Awakening of the 18th century. Something equally as
significant is prepared to transpire today.

The dealings of God being initiated in this day will produce another
"great awakening." However, this Heavenly strategy will quicken
individuals to their destiny and the awareness of God's provision for
the harvest of the ages.

Like the first Great Awakening launched by Jonathan Edwards,
kingdom principles will be set in motion to bring us to this place.
Edwards recognized in his day that human history has been a
progressive journey perpetually leading to the Person of Jesus. He
also understood that the revivals of his day were only a foretaste of
something greater to come.

His messages clearly defined God's standards that outlined various
intervals of revival and spiritual awakening that produced both times
of promotion and seasons of hiding. We are now broaching an
opportunity for great advancement. Our mind-set is shifting from a
defensive posture to an offensive one.

In "The Works of Jonathan Edwards, Volume One Part IV,"
Edwards concluded from his analysis of church history and God's
dealings with mankind, that time after time, "when religion seemed
to be almost gone, then God granted a revival, and sent some
angel, or raised up some eminent person, to be an instrument of
their reformation .." We are overdue for such a visitation as that
expressed by Edwards.