PROPHETIC REFORMATION – A Word by Ruth Mangiacapre
I have been mediating on the changing role of the prophetic office in light of the reformation of the church.
I have been equipping prophetic people for 18 years, and suddenly I found myself reevaluating all that the Lord has so graciously entrusted me to do.
It was as if some “ boredom” has set in. What is my role in this season? My focus shifted from personal prophesy to discerning the time and season in which we live in the NOW.
This word was birthed as I mediated on the scripture in Jeremiah 1, “ the prophets call”, to build, root out, pull down, overthrow, build and plant.
The call was to BE the voice
Speak with authority over nations and kingdoms
You will have power to uproot, stamp out, destroy and upend
Rebuild and plant anew.
BEING THE VOICE
Is more significant than having a voice. Oneness with the Godhead is our highest priority, and Christ IN us empowers us to KNOW his heart, and not just prophesy from the “gift”. Prophets need to disengage from clamor, chaos, and choose the road less traveled for true intimacy and friendship with God. Silence will become a new norm as we ponder and reevaluate our changing role in the body of Christ.
Since ALL are called to prophesy, (1 Corinthians 12:31,) we will not make prophesying our singular focus, but rather release the body to do so on a greater scale. This will shift our focus to reformation of the church and advancing the Kingdom. (Note: we will still deliver words, but they will be more authoritative, and with great power and wisdom.)
SPEAK WITH AUTHORITY OVER NATIONS AND KINGDOMS
Interestingly enough, the call to Jeremiah was a call to the nations of the earth; although he never went to the nations.
How are we catalyst to shift nations? Since most Prophets will not be called to travel to speak to Kings, Queens and Presidents, our decrees and prophetic intercession release the same authoritative sound. We will support, and align with one voice as we stand behind those chosen to walk through such open doors.
I have been fortunate enough to travel to many nations and places. In 2013 on a trip to Nicaragua, I was given the opportunity to prophesy over the radio to the nation. I released financial increase and business ideas on the call. The nation did begin to prosper and move from a stance of poverty to increase in that season. We will see a rise in prophetic networking to stand with those who have such open doors. Prophets will move into more creative ways of releasing Gods heart and His plans for the nations.
Through a series of dreams, I was given a mandate to pray for our nations capital. I took a team and off we went, not knowing what the Lord would do. I fell prostrate outside the White House on the cold concrete and said one word: mercy. Mission accomplished. Obedience and simplicity will become the new norm.
DISCERNING TIMES AND SEASONS
Just as the sons of Issachar had the call to discern times and seasons, they led the children of Israel wisely and strategically. ( I chronicles 12:32).
Prophets will begin to move in uncommon wisdom to do the same. The secret life of the Prophet holds the key to gain wisdom to empower the body of Christ to prepare for ever changing seasons. I thank God for Prophets such as Rick Joyner and others who can skillfully articulate Times and Seasons. There will be an increase and expansion of this type of anointing upon the Prophets as we move into our new place in The Kingdom.
NURTURE AND EQUIPT THE GENERATION
One of the places Samuel held the school of the Prophets was Ramah. 1 Samuel 2:5. Rachel so desired children that she considered herself dead without them.(Jeremiah 31:15) We too, should embrace such a heart of love to see the younger ones running the race swiftly and wisely.
I see God raising up mothers and fathers in the prophetic movement that have such a desire to nurture and guide the next generation of rising prophetic voices. Lou Engle has shifted into such a mandate as many others are embracing and loving rising fiery and passionate voices. My dear friend Elizabeth Tiam Fook has pioneered such a movement along with Prophets Jane and Tom Hamon representing the generations working together, (International Young Prophets)
There is health, stamina, and new found purpose and vision being released to the baby boomer Prophets for such a beautiful task! May Gods wisdom abound as we do so!
RELEASING THE SPIRIT OF THE FEAR OF THE LORD
Isaiah 11: 2
Since Prophets do not merely carry the message, but they themselves ARE the message, there will be such sobriety upon our lives as we walk in the fear of the Lord. Holy Fresh encounters with seeing the face and the fullness of God, He will release the Spirit of the fear of the Lord to bring repentance and expose dark places in lives for the purpose of deliverance and salvation.
CALLING WATCHMEN INTO KEY POSITIONS
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There will be an expansion of the seer anointing upon the Prophets such as a panoramic view across regions and lands, both nationally and internationally. It will be key to align with prayer centers and regional generals of intercession to sound the alarm and release keys to decree and declare the purposes of God.
CARRYING THE JUSTICE MANTLE
Righteousness and justice are the foundation of His throne, Psalm 89:14.
Prophets are foundational in the Kingdom, and have a keen awareness of Gods heart in humane acts.
Since Prophets have a battle cry for injustices and as there will be an increase in evil doers and atrocities that are unimaginable, Prophets will begin to shift their authority to reach into city and state governmental authorities for the purposes of working alongside agencies that combat sexual tracking, poverty and high crime areas. They alone can not accomplish such, but will release wisdom to leaders, pastors, prophetic intercessors and chaplains to infiltrate evil and release heaven.
Within the justice mantle will be Prophets being instruments to pioneer a fresh movement to bring racial reconciliation. Whenever there is a rise in tension and conflicts, there is a call to bring healing. Matt Lockett and Will Ford are two Prophets who are releasing revelation concerning such systemic injustices.
ALIGNING WITH ANGELIC HOSTS TO HELP SHAPE THE DESTINY OF REGIONS AND NATIONS
Many years ago, while driving through a certain state to minister at a conference and a weeping came over me as I saw a huge angel hovering over a barren and oppressive land. At that moment, I discerned poverty and hopelessness. I had longed to spend a portion of my life and ministry interceding throughout the united states and releasing His heart and destiny for America.
For several years, I would gather prophetic watchman and intercessors and strategize prayer networking and team building to accomplish such. I could “see” the hosts of heaven pleading for a release of His Glory in many east coast states. We would take teams into Washington, New York City, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts’s to release His heart.
Prophets and Seers will continue to work with the angelic in greater measure during the Prophetic reformation.
MOVE IN UNCOMMON WISDOM
Isaiah 11 is an indicator of the manifestations of Holy Spirit that would rest upon Jesus and consequently within us. Prophets are given authority to root out, pull down, overthrow, build and plant. Such a mandate of authority requires uncommon wisdom which is the mind of the Lord. Prophets will be put in key positions to dismantle strongholds and release strategies to unravel powers and principalities that seek to destroy our nation, beginning in government and the government of the church.
Just as the Prophet was given authority within the call to be set over nations and kingdoms, the Lord has highlighted these areas that the Spirit of Wisdom will accomplish.
1. Root out racism and injustice systemically.
2. Bring down heavenly plans and assignments
3. Destroy religious mindsets.
4. Throw down, release your mantle and giftedness to the next generations.
5. Build people, relationships and righteousness.
6. Plant. Pioneer new innovative ideas to release kingdom wealth
We thank you Father for being able to shift very effortlessly into the prophetic reformation. We align with change and make necessary adjustments in our own lives to adapt to it. Grace us with wisdom and grace to change.
A TURNAROUND FOR YOU..
A word by Dana Jarvis
I decree you are making the spiritual journey from the bondage of Egypt into your promised land of destiny. I know you have grown weary. Do not let the murmurings and complaining attitudes rule you. It causes the faith to waiver! Your focus is upon the cup of bitter waters that you are currently drinking from.
Rest assured that your God is making these bitter waters sweet!
You shall taste and see that the Lord is good! You are going to see such extravagance in your daily life. He is delivering much into your hands so reach up and take hold. Just as he was with you before, he is with you now. You are going to drink deep of the Living Waters. The bitter waters of life have tried to steal all joy.
However I hear the Lord say, “It is done, I am the Lord who heals you. I am the Lord who will restore you. I am the Lord who will provide your every need. I am the One that is making the bitter waters sweet!”
I feel so strongly that God is removing your cup of bitter waters you have had to drink for so long. He is causing a turnaround for you in a situation that you desperately need him to move. I am speaking to several and know this word is for you. Even as the Lord led Moses and the children of Israel from their bondage at the Red Sea, it still took one step of faith. One step of faith is all it takes to cause a release from all of this. Take a moment and sow into good ground by giving into Spirit Fuel. For just a contribution of $25, $50, or even $100 or more given into Spirit Fuel is an active step and good ground on which to sow. It is a powerful ministry reaching the world for Christ. As you sow that offering, it is that act of faith that will cause the Red Sea where you are standing to part in your life. The bitter cup will be removed and the sweetness of the Lord shall begin to flow!
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