The word of the LORD:
“This is the time. I’m opening up revelation, insight and Kingdom.“
I was in a meeting in a local church where a very known prophet was visiting. Glad I went. I got a good word of confirmation and direction and knowledge from heaven. In this meeting, the Spirit was really strong. His presence was just like it is here (at H.O.T. House of Truth). I was very happy to feel and see that many are drinking up living water.
Then I returned home and went to sleep. I had a dream. In this dream there was this pastor. He had big, I mean, the biggest pens with his church name on it. Let me share this first: many people are trying to copy this great pastor in California. This church is great but still lacking the fullness of the apostolic church.
Many have gone overboard with this very known leader. They idolize him. This is not all his fault, but we have to stop man worship. Honor and idolatry are totally different. We must love and present the truth.
Many pastors are hiring people to grow their churches. God has His way. It’s called glory! These pastors want a big name, a big building, and a big crowd to follow them. Why are they getting a big crowd? Because they are holding back the Truth. There is no victory without the Truth.
You can have the Spirit and not the Truth. That’s the Truth. Meaning you allow the Holy Spirit to move among you and touch you.
In this meeting, I even heard the cry: “We want meat!” to this visiting prophet. The Body is starving because they want the Spirit. They want the true Word to be preached. Most people are looking for both: Spirit and Truth.
Back to the dream. These pens where huge. You know those advertisement pens. Well, they shrunk in the container, and this pastor got very angry and stretched them bigger. He was determined to advertize the most, to have the most followers and the biggest church.
These are carnal motives. These are driven by the flesh of men. We are not to be relevant with the World. We are a peculiar people. A royal people. We are light. We want to entertain people instead of directing them from sin. God is going to purify His bride. We are already clean by His blood, but His plan is not for us to live in bondage to anything the world has to offer. Jesus was not at all like them – the World. They thought He was like them, but they were wrong because one problem is that these pastors aren’t suppose to lead the people. They are nurturers.
They change diapers, pick up the kids when they fall. They bring the family of God to revelation, but they are not apostles or prophets. The devil has made the pastoral church, and it is out of order. This is the year of authority and government. Praise God that some of these pastors are apostles but because of false order they carry the load. Most are not and because of that the Body has not been able to grow up normally.
They have been so used to being pampered and being babies that when a prophet or an apostle comes to them with the Truth, they run because they have lived in a fatherless, out of order church. If you offer your kids candy and pudding, cupcakes, and sweet words all the time, and someone comes along and says, “Hey, here is some spinach, carrots, and filet mignon,” what will their reaction be? Kids hate vegetables and have not yet acquired a taste for filet mignon.
Where do you think all the baby spirit born kids will flock? Vegetables + meat = Truth/ goodies = Spirit – We love His presence. Not one is better than the other. Spirit and Truth together = a balanced diet!
So in my dream, I was now in a classroom. The desks were all messed up. There was a projector cart and on it was a big, I mean huge, rice crispy marshmallow puff. In the dream, I walked and took what they were serving and began to eat. Mmmmmm, so good. I said, ”No,” and I stopped eating it. When I eat a lot of carbs and sugar, I gain weight. It is not good for me. Then I said, “This will kill me.” Although I wanted to eat more, I stopped myself and said no. Then I looked over, and there were Marlboro cigarette packs stacked on some of the desks, letting me know that many are in bondage because they are not being preached the truth.
Grace, grace is all that they put in their face. Everything is good. Everything is sweet. Not ever knowing that they are shackled at their feet. That it’s out of order means just that; it’s out of order.
Ephesians 4:14-16 King James Version (KJV) “That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.”
Pastors, find your place. God is setting things in order and when His truth comes, you will and are being exposed. Control and manipulation will be exposed. It’s time that the Body of Christ grows into maturity, and you need to let the Truth come in. You have people worshipping in Spirit but not in Truth.
John 4:23-25 King James Version (KJV) “But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
The woman saith unto him, I know that Messias cometh, which is called Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all things.”
Get your fantasy church out of your mind. Let God’s government come in so the power and transformation can come. You will be exposed by the Truth. Your gift makes room for you. Only the Truth sets people free.
John 8:31-36 King James Version (KJV) “Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, ‘If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.’
They answered him, We be Abraham’s seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free?
Jesus answered them, ‘Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.
And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever.
If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.’“
You see, this will stop all baby stuff, and we will enjoy Him and His presence, the way we are suppose to mature, not acting like little kids but like warriors, lovers of God. Jesus wasn’t trying to please the crowd. But not leaving the innocence of coming to Him as a little child. Believing, trusting, moving in Him.
Matthew 22:15-16 King James Version (KJV) “Then went the Pharisees, and took counsel how they might entangle him in his talk.
And they sent out unto him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, Master, we know that thou art true, and teachest the way of God in truth, neither carest thou for any man: for thou regardest not the person of men”
Isn’t this great? God is bringing back righteousness and the Spirit. He is so good. You see. Don’t think that the enemy cannot come in the midst of the presence of God. Remember: Peter was influenced by Satan; Judas was overtaken by the enemy, and they walked with Him, the living Word.
God allowed Judas to kill himself because he was in bondage to religion, jealousy, and strife that He would have contaminated the new church from the start. They didn’t even know what Judas was up to, but Jesus did, and now we can also because we have the Truth inside of us. The real Jesus is arising in His church, and He is offensive, and He is bold, and He is love.
1 Peter 2:7-9 King James Version (KJV) “Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner, And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed.
But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light…”
He is setting His house back in order.
Pastors will have to line up or they will miss what they have been looking for. Jesus pronounced judgment on sin. He had authority wherever He went, but He did not force His authority. In meekness and humbleness, He leads. Where He was not accepted, He left. God is raising up true, apostolic fathers. You have felt the shift. You will see the fruit. False apostles will be found lying. You will know them by their fruit not their titles. It’s all good, but it’s hard to change.
Truth will come and will remain. What worked years ago is not going to work now. God says, “We need not to just blow up. We need to grow up.” Your little fantasy will not be stronger than God’s ways. He is bringing order. See, you cannot truly worship in Truth when you are in bondage because your heart, as much as it wants to be, is on other things. He is looking for Spirit and Truth together, for pure undefiled worship.
The ekklesia (church) is arising and is hot. Can you feel the flames of His desire for all of you? Mary worshipped in Spirit. You see, she didn’t even know who she was, yet in Him, but she was moved by the Spirit. She did not even realize she was preparing His body for burial. Many of the twelve worshipped Jesus in truth because when He presented it to the crowd in John chapter 6, they didn’t like the Truth. It was too much for them to bear, I mean, pick up your cross and follow Him.
Deny yourself. After that it said in John 6:66 that many of His disciples walked with Him no more. But the chosen stayed and worshipped and told Him that He had the Words of life after speaking the Truth! Are you bringing division with the Truth?
Or are you drawing a crowd with a compromised sugar coated gospel? Yum, yum donuts, or are you, no matter how many people hate you, bringing the Truth of the full gospel in love and not leaving the Spirit behind? This is what God is looking for. This is the new wine. Will you drink this cup? Grace and truth together are the gospel. Don’t let them fool you. Righteousness is not legalism. Legalism is dry, powerless and dead.
Righteousness is bold, is powerful and is Truth wrapped in the presence of God. Let us eat His flesh and drink His blood so that we can have power and stop chasing the baby relevant church. Take dominion, take authority, take up your cross and follow Him, not a move, not a feeling, not a man, but follow Him, Christ!
~ Pastor Shane W Roessiger
This article was first published at In Him Healing Touch Ministry
on 29 February 2012