The need for a battle plan for implementing those true prophetic words and teachings that have come forth.
“24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: 25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. 26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: 27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it,” Matthew 7:24-27.
With all of the litany of prophetic Words that flood our lives almost daily, one must know that these messages need to have a plan so that they could provide the people of God success in their lives towards the fulfillment of them.
For even with the validity of the truth embodied in them, there is no course set unless the church would know how to implement them.
Let it be known that I am only referring to those messages that are timely for us in this hour as well as those that are known to be pure and undefiled from the mixture that oftentimes comes to those who are immature in the faith and have also found their source in an added mixture from the world and themselves.
For is it not true that one could very easily forget those things that have been prophesied even yet a mere week ago and lose track of its validity to us as we prepare for what is ahead?
And yet how would the body of Christ prepare when many have not heard the trumpet sound?
How could one muster the entire body of Christ into a collective arena so that a union could be formed?
Without an apostolic framework the other members would not know perhaps how to be aligned and fulfill their post?
But even as each part would do its function properly, the joints and sinews can easily only see how their portion works alone.
The teacher, the evangelist, the pastor and the prophet each begin to fulfill their ultimate purpose, and the army begins to move forward into battle.
But without the leadership that is so much needed, the guiding principles that would move the crowd forward can easily forget the strategy that is needed.
A well-oiled machine needs each and every part for it to work properly. For even with the most efficient carburetor and exhaust system, a car or a truck can not begin to function properly unless all of the other components are there doing their part and function.
The ultimate point in all of this is that certainly all are important and each person has their function and role to play in the body of Christ.
All are needed, and when one is missing then the body suffers. And yet even when all are doing their part, there needs to be a strategy in order to implement and to put into action those things that have been taught, nurtured, evangelized, and prophesied.
And yet what strategy would one employ and put into action when there is so much of a dichotomy of varying messages being trumpeted in this hour?
Who decides and what action must follow?
These are not easily solved questions to be answered and yet without a battle plan for the days ahead then surely each person will be left to his own devices albeit even with the help of the Holy Spirit, but not perhaps with a battle cry that could be implemented in truth.
“12 For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ. 13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit 14 For the body is not one member, but many. 15 If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body? 16 And if the ear shall say, Because I am not the eye, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body? 17 If the whole body were an eye, where were the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where were the smelling? 18 But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him.19 And if they were all one member, where were the body? 20 But now are they many members, yet but one body. 21 And the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of thee: nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you. 22 Nay, much more those members of the body, which seem to be more feeble, are necessary: 23 And those members of the body, which we think to be less honourable, upon these we bestow more abundant honour; and our uncomely parts have more abundant comeliness. 24 For our comely parts have no need: but God hath tempered the body together, having given more abundant honour to that part which lacked. 25 That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another. 26 And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it. 27 Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular. 28 And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues,” 1 Corinthians 12:12-28.
~ Stephen Hanson
Stephen Hanson of In His Truth Ministries came to the LORD is a special way in 1975 and has prophesied regularly since. In these end-time birthing pangs we are reminded that judgment must first begin with the household of God. Will we be prepared and ready?