The Seasons Have Changed

An age of Davids and Sauls is emerging. An anointing is being removed from the Sauls, and the Davids are emerging.

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An age of Davids and Sauls is emerging. An anointing is being removed from the Sauls, and the Davids are emerging.

When observed from a Kingdom perspective, we can identify a variety of individuals in action at any given time.

As an example, we can look to the Wheat and the Tares parable and see two distinct individuals: those known by Him and those who are not known by Him. We can look to the believer clothed in the armor of God and see at least three distinct entities involved at any given time.

Discerning the Future from the Past

But if we want to discern the future or the present, then we must look to the past:

What has been, it is what will be, and what has been done, it is what will be done. So there is nothing new under the sun.

Ecclesiastes 1:9

Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times {those} things which have not been done – saying, ‘My plan will be established, and I will accomplish all My good pleasure;

Isaiah 46:10

The Seven Churches

When we look at the Seven Churches of the Revelation, we observe Five Churches that were rebuked and Two Churches clothed in sackcloth and ashes (repentance; Rev. 11:3-4). These seven churches represent the assemblies of the Body of Christ, expressing differing qualities of grace and glory at any given time throughout history. They are not indicative of various “church ages.

Nevertheless, the quality I want you to see is that one group was under rebuke, while the other was not.

What has been, is what will be

Today, as it was then, the Five rebuked Churches are not aware of where they are in God’s timetable, nor are they aware of His schedule of impending judgment. They’re not aware of the devil’s schemes against them, who is trying to usher in his agenda before it is due on God’s predetermined, eschatological schedule.

These people simply see a repeating and foreseeable changing of seasonal colors. They expect to endure a few frosty events soon – but nothing they can’t weather for a while.

It’s Spring Time, in a Pot

The problem is that they’re not entirely wrong: a new season has sprung. But it is not a spring of pretty flowers and fruit trees emerging: it’s chaos and death sprouting forth, to be quickly followed by a scorching heat. The Five Churches today, as they were near the turn of the first century, are unaware of the sin among them, and worse yet, what is coming. They’re unaware that the heat is slowly being turned up, that they’re the proverbial frog in the pot on a stove.

A Remnant

But there is a remnant; there’s always a remnant:

Today the remnant are the Two Churches who are living in repentance, who have followed 2 chronicles 7:13-14, and who are partnering with God to bring in His final harvest at this very time. They’re aware that we are in a season that does not carry a passive, do nothing, “God is in control, we’ll just trust His unknown plan and wait” attitude.

The Davids are familiar with certain aspects of God’s plan (they know in part), and they understand there is a worldwide war afoot that requires specialized laborers and warriors. They’ve prayed in and contended for a period of grace and mercy for the United States, and they’ve seen it run its course. Lastly, they know that there is an undeniable, certain judgment about to fall.

These church members know that in order for the world to deny Him him by saying,

Let us tear their fetters apart and cast away their cords from us!

Psalms 2:3

They must undeniably know that God IS:

And the people were scorched with fierce heat; and they blasphemed the name of God who has the power over these plagues, and they did not repent so as to give Him glory.

Revelation 16:9

The Next Big Thing: A Major House Cleaning

I don’t know what things will be cleansed with specificity, but I can assert with confidence that God’s cleansing always starts with His people.

Overall, the Two Churches will be separated from the Sauls. Consequently, some of the Five will find repentance and join the Two; others will find salvation. The Two Churches will be ready to begin bringing in the harvest and disciplining them in Christ. But the Five Churches will remain stuck in their ways, using old patterns, looking to bolster their attractiveness through preaching, personality, and programs.

The non-believers, and the Sauls who refuse to repent, will likely be carried away in some capacity during the coming turmoil. Some of the Five Churches will deny the glory; others will attribute His good works to the enemy by saying, “God doesn’t do that anymore, He doesn’t need to, we have the Bible now: let them read that to find repentance.”

Such people are the Scribes and Pharisees of today: the cessationists, those who preach and teach God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Bible. We don’t need to look too far in scripture to find a prior example. We can look to what was done to the prophets before Jesus came, and we can also look to what was said of Jesus when He was here:

The scribes who came down from Jerusalem were saying, “He is possessed by Beelzebul,” and “He casts out the demons by the ruler of the demons.”

Mark 3:22

That’s bad enough, but when one interrupts the working of Holy Spirit and damages the heart of those receiving the Kingdom of God, there is an extra condemnation:

And He called them to Himself and began speaking to them in parables, “How can Satan cast out Satan? If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. If a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand. If Satan has risen up against himself and is divided, he cannot stand, but he is finished! But no one can enter the strong man’s house and plunder his property unless he first binds the strong man, and then he will plunder his house. “Truly I say to you, all sins shall be forgiven the sons of men, and whatever blasphemies they utter; but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin” — because they were saying, “He has an unclean spirit.”

Mark 3:23-30

What you need to know

The times and seasons have changed. We are in a period of time like never before witnessed. God is on the move, and things are changing, some for the worse, but much for the better. If your boat is not ready, then make it ready. The waters are stirring, the wind is moving, and a great shaking is upon us.

The season you were living in 2019, is over. There is a new Season upon us.

Those who are ready will be saved; protected.

Those who refuse to live in repentance, will be swept away.

The LORD is a man of war; the LORD is His name.

Exodus 15:3

Now, gird up your loins and arise, and speak to them all which I command you. Do not be dismayed before them, or I will dismay you before them.

Jeremiah 1:17

I am the Lord, I have called You in righteousness, I will also hold You by the hand and watch over You, and I will appoint You as a covenant to the people, as a light to the nations, to open blind eyes, to bring out prisoners from the dungeon and those who dwell in darkness from the prison.

I am the Lord, that is My name; I will not give My glory to another, nor My praise to idols.

Behold, the former things have come to pass, now I declare new things;

Before they sprout, I proclaim them to you.

Isaiah 42:6-9

The LORD goes out like a mighty man, like a man of war He stirs up His zeal; He cries out, He shouts aloud, He shows Himself mighty against His foes. For a long time I have held my peace; I have kept still and restrained myself; now I will cry out like a woman in labor.

Isaiah 42:13-14

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