Well, here we are again at the beginning of another new year.
However this year is not just another year. There are points in time which stand out more than others.
There are seasons within seasons. There are epochs or ages which mark such times as the birth and death of Jesus, the fall of Jerusalem, the reformation etc.
There are seasons within seasons which are important like specific years in a decade.
However this New Year is more than just another year. First, last year was a Jubilee year in which the reimbursements promised in the Jubilee year start to unfold now i.e. the end of last year into the beginning of this year.
The last time there was such a significant timing was the beginning of the reformation in the 16th century.
While this was a millstone in the history of the church, denominations began to emerge following the reformation i.e. Lutherans, Baptists, Methodists, and Pentecostals etc..
However in this new and last season persecution will trigger a collapse, causing denominations to begin to dissolve into a people of the Kingdom of God.
This will be of Gods doing. There will now be a period of removing the tares from the church.
This must happen before the harvest begins.
“Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field:
But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.
But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.
So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares?
He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?
But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them.
Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn,” Matthew 13:24-30.
We are now moving from the church age to the Kingdom age.
The ramifications of this are far reaching. On the 26th December 2018 I had an encounter with the LORD and one of his saints i.e. cloud of witnesses, in which I was given some insight into this new era.
This is the last era, i.e. period of time before the return of the LORD.
This said, we must understand that time is now limited and is running out. Now when major time seasons come to an end we must be aware of the implications.
First there are aspects of the old that must not come over into the new. When a baby is born the umbilical cord must be cut off.
While the umbilical cord was instrumental in nourishing the baby it cannot stay connected to the mother it must be severed.
The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has become one of the latest to advise medical professionals to wait at least 30 to 60 seconds before clamping and cutting.
Throughout a pregnancy, the umbilical cord carries important nutrients and blood from the mother to the baby. If the cord is not cut off there is a very real chance of infection as the placenta begins to rot.
So it is as we move on into a new era, much of the old must not come over in to the new.
There is much in the old season that will not work in this new season.
“Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old.
Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert,” Isaiah 43:18-19.
After Joseph’s great trial he called his first son Manasseh. This is interesting because the name Manasseh means ‘forgetting’ in the Hebrew.
“And Joseph called the name of the firstborn Manasseh: for God, said he, hath made me forget all my toil, and all my father’s house,” Genesis 41:51.
After the great trial Joseph went though, it was time now for him to forget
“Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus,” Philippians 3:13 -14.
Change can be daunting somewhat, particularly when it comes to how we do church.
However change must come.
One of the greatest pictures of what the end time church looks like is found in the encounter that Jacob had with the ladder that reached up to heaven.
The house of God was supposed to be a gateway to heaven where heaven touches earth.
“And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, Surely the LORD is in this place; and I knew it not. And he was afraid, and said, How dreadful is this place! This is none other but the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.
And Jacob rose up early in the morning, and took the stone that he had put for his pillows, and set it up for a pillar, and poured oil upon the top of it.
And he called the name of that place Bethel: (The House of God),” Genesis 28:16-19.
The description of David’s Tabernacle gives us another insight into these end time people of the Kingdom.
It pictures an open heaven a place where heaven and earth meet. Gateways to an open heaven will be opened up across the earth in many places and churches.
There will be echoes in nature that reflects this change from the old to the new. Signs of the new season.
Many have been under attack from witchcraft targeted against them and also many churches have been targeted over the last few years by this spirit.
This Jezebelic spirit has hindered many but in this new season change is coming in regards to this demonic aggression.
The rise of true Kingdom Power and Authority will begin to escalate. Kingdom health will start to prevail in many.
The season of trials will emerge into great blessings just as winter gives way to springtime. True Josephs will come out of prison.
That which has been built on the sand will disappear and that which has been built on the rock, the teachings of Jesus, will stand the coming storms.
In this new season kingdom love will release kingdom faith, authority, wealth, and revelation.
The awaking of the kingdom within you will bring a tsunami of revelation and understanding.
The parables of the Kingdom will also bring revelation, understanding and insights into this Kingdom age.
Many who have run their course will be taken home in this new season. It is graduation time for many who have run their race and have kept the faith.
Age may have wearied you but your home coming is awaited eagerly by those on the other side.
“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the LORD, the Righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also them that love his appearing,” 2 Timothy 4:7-8.
Change is in the air the set time to favour Zion has come,
“But thou, O LORD, shalt endure for ever; and thy remembrance unto all generations. Thou shalt arise, and have mercy upon Zion: for the time to favour her, yea, the set time, is come,” Psalm 102:122-13.
“When the LORD shall build up Zion, he shall appear in his glory,”Psalm 102:16.
~ Neville Johnson ©
The late Neville Johnson of The Academy of Light. Neville was in full time ministry for over 40 years. During that time he founded two Bible schools training ministers and missionaries who are now serving the LORD in fifteen nations. He was Director of Living Word Academy of Light in Australia. With great effect Neville preached the Gospel and taught the Word of God in over thirty nations and ministered in countless ministers seminars around the world. He was burdened for the lost with an apostolic calling to the nations.
Neville returned to be with The LORD on September 1, 2019.