The Kingdom Age Church
Many have left the American Church, not because they themselves are 'evil' or are being influenced by 'wicked forces', but because what they found 'inside the church', did not equip them with the 'real experience' God intended.
I believe we are leaving the 'church age' and entering the 'Kingdom Age'. The devil loves a bottleneck 'religious entertainment' center, where no one is ever taught 'how to know God' or find their true 'identity'. Many churches have become graveyards for 'personal destinies', where people do their weekly 'religious duty', by attending the 'religious system', but miss the 'knowing experience' of True Love.
Not all churches are 'bad', just like all who leave the church are not 'bad'.
The Kingdom Age Church will be marked by an unstoppable force of 'listening Saints' who know the voice and presence of God. They will be 'potentially prepared' for their personal calling, because of their vibrant connection with the Spirit of God.
My Bible says "Those that are led by the Spirit of God are the Children of God", not those who 'follow weekly rituals and traditions of men'.
Jesus says, My sheep hear My voice, I know them and they follow Me."
The pureness of that 'personal connection' brings revival power to the personal heart. This is the 'epicenter' of the Kingdom Church.
I see a vision of Jesus leaving the 99 to go after the '1's...and there are literally millions of them; Sitting in their homes, in the marketplace...and some, sitting on church 'pews'. Some lost, some rejected and mocked, but all of them are hungry for the 'real'.
I see Jesus finding these "1's" and personally picking each one up with the arms of grace and truth, and personally teaching them. From the intimate heart, developing the deepest personal relationship that transforms those 'discontented sheep' into righteous lions.
The Kingdom Church will be marked by its 'effective ability' to bring people to 'that connection'.
"Jesus said unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep. All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them. I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture. The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep. But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep. The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep. I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine. As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep. And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd." John 10:7-17.
"And he spake this parable unto them, saying, What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it? And when he hath found it, he layeth it on his shoulders, rejoicing. And when he cometh home, he calleth together his friends and neighbours, saying unto them, Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost.
I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance." Luke 15:3-7.
One fold, One Shepherd. This will be the effective heartbeat of the Kingdom Church 'on earth as it is in heaven'
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