As I have prayed and waited on the Lord for some insight into this coming year I felt three words impressed on my heart. These three words were…

Intimacy, Identity and Intentionality.

Over the next few days I will be posting entries that contain prophetic insight into these things. The entries will obviously contain my thoughts but I also believe they contain God’s heart for things that we need to apply in our lives in this coming year and in this season that the Church is in. While I don’t claim to be a prophet I am one of God’s children and, as such, can hear His voice and know His heart. It is from that standpoint that I share these insights with you.

This year has been one of epic shifting and changing, both in the natural and in the Spirit, and that will continue on into the next few years ahead as the Lord awakens and brings the Church into the fullness of her identity as the glorious sons and daughters of the Living God. As He does she will be like the captives who returned to Zion – she will revel in His love with great joy and laughter.

Psalm 126:1-3 When the Lord brought back the captives to Zion, we were like those who dream. Then were our mouths filled with laughter, and our tongues with singing. Then they said among the nations, The Lord has done great things for them. The Lord has done great things for us! We are glad!

Epic change era – While we are not yet what we shall become, we are not what we were, either. Things are changing – the Church is in transition. 2011 is recognised by many prophetic people to be a year of transition – transitioning from and transitioning to…

We are in an epic change era; a reformation is happening that will, in the end, be as huge as Martin Luther’s reformation of the 1500’s. Mindsets and theologies are changing as God reveals things that have been hidden in the Word in plain sight, yet missed by most of the Church until now. Over the last few centuries the Lord has been restoring to the Church that which she lost, as church became institutionalized and conceptual instead of living, organic, relational and power-filled. Christianity is again becoming a vital living relationship that releases the power and love of God, and in so doing establishes the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth.

The Church is coming back to her first love and it is glorious to see and be a part of. What amazing times are ahead of us as we shine as lights in a dark world and release Heaven into earth with great joy and freedom – dancing on injustice, setting captives free both inside and outside the Church and destroying the works of satan.

Isa 60:1(Amplified Bible) Arise [from the depression and prostration in which circumstances have kept you–rise to a new life]! Shine (be radiant with the glory of the Lord), for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you!  2 For behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and dense darkness [all] peoples, but the Lord shall arise upon you, and His glory shall be seen on you.

Is 61:1   The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD has anointed me to preach good tidings to the meek; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;

Yet in the midst of the great joy and the reformation that is happening the shaking continues….

World systems are shaken, shifted and changed – Things have changed so much over the last few years and the shakings continue as we head towards an epic yet not unforeseen change in the world governmental and monetary systems. The Word of God has already revealed what we are heading into so we should not be surprised by the shakings, as those who were not expecting them. These shakings and changes are by no means over and will even get worse. Because there is still more shaking to come we must determine to step into a place of deep trust in the Lord. Let Him challenge and change thinking that is not in line with His Kingdom.

Allow yourself to look honestly at who and what you look to as your source of supply. Is it your bank account, your employer or even the government? Is your trust really in the Lord to supply all your needs? Every one of us is on a journey of learning that God is good, trustworthy and will do as He has promised. Do not let the devil condemn you for where you are in that journey but rather let your circumstances push you deeper into trusting God and believing His promises. Dig deep into the Word and ask for revelation of His promised supply.

The Lord wakes His bride out of her slumber – Divine discontent is bubbling up as Christians continue to become dissatisfied with ‘church as usual’ and the ‘form of religion’, having denied the power of the Gospel. God wants His church back. He is shaking awake the slumbering bride who has sunk into passivity, cynicism, unbelief and apathy.

Isaiah 52:1″Awake, awake!…O Zion”).

The Lord is getting rid of worldly & religious mindsets in the Church. Allow Him to challenge and change them in you. Be deliberate in asking for that and for revelation of His values, His mindset and His heart.

Declaration – “Wake up bride, wake up you who slumber, stir yourself you who sit in passivity, shake off the stupor and arise. The world waits to see your glory – Christ in you. Wake up Church, wake up! A new era dawns, a new day waits for you to step forth in your fullness as a son or daughter of the Living God. Awake!”

Tomorrow I will release the prophetic insights on Intimacy so come back and read…