[anzac] GIDEON's ARMY COMING TOGETHER

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From: "REVIVAL List" <prophetic@...>
Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2006 16:00:58 -0500
VISION - THE BODY OF CHRIST - The Coming Kingdom of God 
-by Karen Pollock. (Aug 2005). 

I am sensing a shifting - it is of a most enormous scale - almost ominous.

Vision: I see the words "Remnant" repeated and then "Gideon's 
Army" (Judges 7).

Prophecy: There is coming a time in the church where there will 
come a sifting - a thorough one (Judges 7:4[1]). Change of 
positions will reveal the intents and purposes of the heart. Motives 
will be challenged. Hearts and tongues will be exposed. "There is 
going to be an exposition, a clearing out of pastors and leaders 
across My church." There is and needs to be a calling in of and 
fear of God for all believers to live a truly (not seemingly) holy life.

Vision: I saw the body of Christ being moved into groups by the 
Holy Spirit - the people were not asked, but lead gently with 
purpose (Psalm 143:10[2]). These groups of people had clear 
open eyes, radiant expectant faces, moving in unity with each 
other under the watchful care of the Holy Spirit. They were moving 
in unity, in the flow of the Holy Spirit using their predominant 
giftings in and for the church.

I then saw the mass of people become like working cells of a body 
shape (1 Corinthians 12:28[3]):-

- The "eyes" were the watchmen (Ezekial 3:17[4]) - the seers, 
discerners and prophets. These were surrounded by the leaders 
(or "face") of the church;

- The hands of this body were people with the gifts of healing - 
there were healing teams trained to impart this gift from God to others;

- The heart was made of people with the gifts of mercy, 
compassion and helps


- In the head were people with the gift of faith and other gifts such 
as the gift of wisdom and the gift of miracles. Interestingly, even 
though signs and wonders were prevailing from this part of the 
body, I felt less "warmth" or love emanating from this area. As I 
asked God about this, it was made clear to me the purity of love 
coming from this area was not prevailing fears like the role of the
heart area - there was little emotion in this area - they knew the 
truth and it was on that premise that set them free (John 8) to use 
their gifts rationally as lead by God. Obedience to God for their 
fear and love of Him allowed words of knowledge for example to 
be a matter for obedience and righteousness (Galatians 3:5-6[5]).

- Pastors were in the torso of the body near the heart. This 
surprised me, but they were better able to move toward a person 
and tend, than in the traditional" church in leadership tied up with
administrative duties. They were finally doing what they were first 
called to do "tend my sheep". There was relief and joy.

- The legs were made up of those with the gift of evangelism, who 
wore radiant men's sandals - the gospel of Peace.

Vision: I saw the body as God wants it, that people knowing their 
gifts, their purpose and joyfully, willingly, walking in united purpose - 
all to the glory of God. They were each clear as to their 
assignments and there was peaceful order with the leading of the 
Holy Spirit.

Warning: Encourage self-discipline (1 Peter 5:8[6]). I then saw 
hearts which are vacant and hollow. This filled me with great 
sorrow. I felt God's pain for these, His children. I was shown how 
Satan has been prowling around them literally walking around 
each one, and sowing words of hopelessness and despair into 
them. Some left the church, many saw pain, all saw and walked
into empty purposeless lives. They had needed teaching and 
understanding.

I believe I then heard God say:
"Call My people forth!
Position My gates and My heads (Psalm 24:7), prepare the ramparts!
Rally My forces ready to defeat the foe!
Challenge unrighteousness!
Bring in the toil!
Train and strengthen my children so they are no longer thwarted 
by what I have called them to do! Order is no longer a guise for 
wisdom. Release my Spirit and I will release my workers! They 
are primed and ready as combatants, but battalions are required 
for all I have called my church to do!"

Vision: I saw each cell or member of this body of Christ don 
armour - the armour of God. As a mass, each person's armour 
then took on the appearance of the colour and polished reflection 
for that part of the body he/she was walking in. There was 
protection and strategic camouflage in unity.

"I am sending a refreshing, renewed anointing - a new anointing for 
the impending Kingdom of God. My Kingdom. There will be a 
pruning and preening. I am bringing the unseen to the fore."

Unleash the buckle - do not hold back! The church will not be, can 
not be run in the same way. I am bringing a new anointing, a 
refreshing way of church organisation to make room for expanded 
growth, deeper relationships, and a greater move of My Holy Spirit.

I am calling My church into a time of teaching and training up. 
This is imperative. Feed My sheep!"

I then saw different training courses required if people want to 
reach a new depth and height in God. This will bring unity and 
clarity and support for each other in the body like never before.

"No longer are some to bathe the sick, many have been called to 
heal the sick!"

Vision: I then saw these trained groups praying as requested for 
the body of Christ and visitors to the church. New mission teams 
were being sent out... We were trained and equipped. Amen.
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Judges 7:4 - "But the LORD said to Gideon, "There are still too 
many men. Take them down to the water, and I will sift them for 
you there. If I say, This one shall go with you,' he shall go; but if I 
say, 'This one shall not go with you,' he shall not go." 
1 Corinthians 12:28 - And in the church God has appointed first 
of all apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then workers of 
miracles, also those having gifts of healing, those able to help 
others, those with gifts of administration, and those speaking in 
different kinds of tongues...."

~SOURCE - http://www.storm-harvest.asn.au
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