If you read the first four chapters of Isaiah you will see that God was angry with Judah and Jerusalem.
It starts out like this:
“Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth: for The LORD hath spoken, I have nourished and brought up children, and they have rebelled against me. The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master’s crib: but Israel does not know, my people do not consider. Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, children that are corrupters: they have forsaken The LORD, they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger, they have gone away backward.” Isaiah 1:2-4.
The Church Being Cleansed
Since the 1980’s, God has spoken to me out of the first four chapters of Isaiah and said that this is what eventually would happen to The Church.
You can read those chapters and see what God has actually been doing with the correction that He was bringing in the last few years.
Many of us have been through things in the last two years that have caused us to see who we had become as a Church in America and around the world and that God has been purging us of our man made religious ways.
In fact verse 7 says, “Your country is desolate, your cities are burned with fire: your land, strangers devour it in your presence, and it is desolate, as overthrown by strangers.”
We Are Awakening
Suddenly, we are being awakened to the fact that we as The Church can no longer do Church as usual and then go back to our old sinful lives and traditional ways.
We are beginning to see that we must arise and shine and be a bold Ecclesia, (a governing body) to be able to stand against the evil onslaught that has been spewed out in the earth and we must be Holy and with that, a cleansing has come and is still upon us!
People are now seeking God with their whole heart! Many Churches have succumbed to the correction of The LORD and have repented of doing things their way and have changed.
But those who have not have gone by the wayside and are even now being uncovered and the world is seeing the wretchedness of it all!
Many leaders have come under Judgment and hidden sin is being revealed.
There Is a Promise of His Glory
There is so much in these chapters about the correction, but at the end of chapter 4 there is a promise to those who are left at the end of this time of cleansing and The LORD said to me one day while in prayer that this promise has not come to pass in our time but He said that it will in my time.
Here is the promise to those who have endured the correction and have allowed Jesus to be LORD of their life and LORD of His Church.
These people have decided that giving place to The Holy Spirit is the only way to see The Glory that was promised come to them.
And here is that promise…
“And it shall come to pass, that he that is left in Zion, and he that remaineth in Jerusalem, shall be called holy, even every one that is written among the living in Jerusalem: When The LORD shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and shall have purged the blood of Jerusalem from the midst thereof by the spirit of judgment, and by the spirit of burning. And The LORD will create upon every dwelling place of mount Zion, and upon her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day, and the shining of a flaming fire by night: for upon all the glory shall be a defense. And there shall be a tabernacle for a shadow in the day time from the heat, and for a place of refuge, and for a covert from storm and from rain.” Isaiah 4:3-6.
Here is what The LORD wanted me to let you know…
He said to me that day, on my face before Him “This will happen in your lifetime. After the cleansing, there will be an awakening and a reformation of My Church.
She will awaken and Holiness will be who she is. Not the kind of legalistic Holiness like some have taught but a holiness that comes from the heart and I will have a willing people in the day of My Power.
When I have washed her clean, I will create upon all those places of worship, a cloud and smoke by day and flaming fire by night!
And My Glory will be over them and be a place of refuge for all who will turn to Me. My Church will become a place of refuge from all that is coming upon the earth.
There will then be a harvest such as you have not seen and all who call upon The LORD shall be saved and all shall see My Glory!
These Glory Centers, will be Apostolic Centers where the Five Fold Ministry will disciple and train many to do the work of the ministry, and you shall begin to see what My Church shall look like in the Kingdom Age.
For My Kingdom shall surely come in answer to the prayer that My Son taught so many years ago!
Watch for this cleansing time is not the end but a means to the end that My Kingdom will come and Your King shall reign in the midst of His People!”
So The LORD is saying, “Be assured all that you have been through and all that you have suffered through the cleansing is only working a greater weight of glory in these days and I will have a governing body that will be covered in My Glory!
Yes, the darkness shall cover the earth, but The Glory shall rise upon you as you come to Me with all of your heart and mind and soul!”
“For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;” 2 Corinthians 4:17.
~ by Jo Ellen Stevens
Jo Ellen Stevens of TCIC Ministries is a Prophetic speaker, author, worshiper and intercessor. She has ministered with her husband for 23 years and was a worship leader at the Assembly of God for many years. She is an ordained minister (Restoration Ministries) and works with Restoration Ministries in their Ministry Rooms doing prophetic worship with her husband. She has taught many bible studies and have led many intercessory prayer groups.