This word shook me to my bones.
This may not go so well with many reading it. I have already been called several names by people and have been stoned by their harsh words, which left me weeping, that sometimes I have felt like withdrawing from ministry. But His words burn within me like fire and couldn’t hold them back.
I was barely 18 years of age when I had an afternoon vision in our humble home; my father of blessed memory was there and my eldest brother Pastor Matthew too. They both knew I was having a vision and were watching me. No one dared wake me up.
In this vision, I saw a hand come out from the clouds, pointing towards an old Bible we had, and a voice which said, “Tear from the Book of Jeremiah and eat.” Without hesitation I tore a portion of the book of Jeremiah and ate. It was sweet in my mouth but as I swallowed it, it became bitter in my stomach. I felt like vomiting it but I could not. Physically I began to wriggle on the bed struggling with the bitter taste in my stomach. Dad and my eldest brother Matthew were watching. Little did I know the implications of what I got involved with, and till now, I still try to understand the full meaning of it.
This vision I am about to share, is one of the bitter taste of the word and I know it won’t be palatable.
Yesterday The Lord showed me something through a vision in the word. I was scared and I was told to put it down here and in the Spirit Word, volume 2.
This vision goes straight to the leadership of the body of Christ, but was lifted up from the story of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas and Samuel. The Lord said to me:
“Eli was the known leading generation of the priesthood. Hophni and Phinehas were the middle line fathers to take over from Eli and Samuel a rising and unknown generation.”
I understood this so clear and easy and He said further, “The Eli generation is old and getting weak and dim in sight and the Hophni and Phinehas generation is busy chasing after the proceeds from the altar instead of giving their heart to the altar. As I did to that generation so will I do to your present day Hophni and Phinehas generation! I will cut them out while they are still alive and raise a Samuel generation who hears me and has their heart where my heart lays..” (My altar).
The priests wore an Ephod on their chest, close to his heart, and this Ephod was decorated with twelve stones representing the twelve tribes of Israel. On their shoulders were the same precious stones of the twelve tribes.
This reveals that the priest had the people in his heart (love) and on his shoulders (responsibility). Hophni and Phinehas did also wear it, but the people were not loved, neither were they a responsibility to them. This seems to be the thing today. We have many middle line fathers so to speak, who wears the Ephod, but do not have the people at heart not on their shoulders.
They do not love the altar, but the proceeds of the altar, even as Hophni and Phinehas. This is what The Lord says to you:
“You will still be alive when I will cut you off from that which you are supposed to be. You will still be alive when you shall have died. A man does not die when he dies, a man dies when he is no longer relevant to his generation. So shall be your death if you do not stop all you do in My house.
I AM raising a Samuel generation whose urgent rising shall cut you off as it did to Hophni and Phinehas and it shall come to pass if you will not retrace your steps that you shall even die a horrible death that will be be a shocking news to your followers. You have used my power to accumulate wealth, fame and power to yourself and have even profaned my name by your deeds before my people.
This is what I shall do to you,” says The Lord, “I will even lift up your skirt and show your nakedness and disgrace you out of that which is called My house…
My Samuel generation is coming…
Urgently, I AM raising the Samuel generation who will cry, “Restore, Restore, Restore and I shall hear their cry restore my people and reveal My glory..!
You have the name and the fame by the platform you have created not for Me, but for yourselves. But My Samuel generation shall have My glory and power behind them.
Their appearance shall be with both a judgement and then a blessing. For I will use the house of Samuel to judge the house of Hophni and Phinehas and My people shall know I AM The Lord!
Turn from your wicked ways and repent that I may have mercy on you but you would not!
Behold I announce to you the rise of the child leader – the Samuel generation – whose love is towards me and not the blessings. Upon them, will I confer the blessing which is My glory.
They will have things but will not use me to get them for I will bless their sincerity of heart and purpose and My people shall look up to them to see me again.
I AM raising the Samuel generation of leader – the child leader,” says The Lord!
~ by Mark Cyril
|Author, teacher, motivational and conference speaker, Pastor Mark Cyril is the international President of CYRIL MARK WORLD EVANGELISM – an independent ministry taking the message of the cross across the Nations turning many in their numbers to salvation through Jesus Christ. He is also the Senior Pastor of Revelation Apostolic Community; an apostolic and Prophetic Word based ministry in Abuja the capital city of Nigeria – West Africa.|