The dwelling place of God
The nations are in lockdown, and God is restoring individual and family altars, where everything began, and where everything fell. Genesis 1 and 2.
Even though coronavirus came from the devil, the Lord has allowed it to happen. He could have stopped it if He wanted to, for nothing is impossible with Him. However, He did not, because in all things, He must be glorified.
In South Africa, among other nations, we are now finding ourselves at home for the COVID-19 lockdown which has just been extended from three weeks to five weeks.
Families are finding themselves together for 24 hours a day. Unlike during holidays, where people would travel as families, stay in hotels, visit friends, etc, this time around, each family is on its own.
This is a very unique moment that the Lord is using divinely for His glory — to bring people back to Himself.
The question is, as the Church, have we recognised this opportunity? Have we taken full advantage of it? What the enemy meant for evil, the Lord has turned it for our good and for His glory.
In my two previous articles titled, The image, the marriage and the purpose (Part 1 and Part 2), I speak about God’s original plan for families, which was lost in Eden, and was restored back through Jesus Christ and the finished work of Calvary.
God is looking for a place for Himself (for His Spirit) to dwell. He wants to establish His Kingdom on earth, through a holy people. “Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool. Where is the house you will build for me? Where will my resting place be? — Isaiah 66:1
God is restoring the individual altars and the family altars. He wants to dwell in individuals and in families. He wants to break the generational curses that came upon mankind, upon families in Eden. Everything rose and fell with family. Before we became anything or anyone in society, we were first family members.
Today, we have been so busy playing church, that we forgot about the strength of family. Hence, we have managed to keep members in our churches for decades, who are not repentant, not growing, not fruitful, but are dependent on the pastor to give them milk every Sunday.
This is the church that responds like the world when the cruel things such as pandemics and plagues appear, instead of being the salt and the light. Instead of bringing hope and solutions to the lost and hurt, the church becomes the most fearful.
Recognise and respect what God is doing in families in this hour
In this critical hour, instead of being bombarded by messages from everyone, and from all over social media, the Church must lead the nations in embracing this divine opportunity to personally draw near to God, and hear God speak to each one of us, individually, and as families.
Bringing families into repentance, cleansing the generational bloodlines, healing, delivering; and releasing the scrolls of individuals and families, and restoring the destinies of these families, which will, in turn, lead to the restoration of the destinies of nations.
Yes, it is very good that the Church around the world has united in this hour, and is intensifying prayer, worship and communion, via social media platforms, etc. However, it is critical that we do not neglect what God is doing in families in this hour.
The family foundation is highly important. We cannot secure destinies of nations, without securing destinies of families first. It does not matter how big our churches and ministries, leading individuals who do not have the divine scrolls and mandates for their lives and their families, is like leading a blind sheep. It can not get us anywhere.
We need to encourage our church family to sincerely seek God in this hour, as individuals and as families. This will strengthen and solidify the broader Church, and will eliminate complacency, stagnation and unfruitfulness. We have a Great Commission to fulfil.
Taking advantage of the Passover
When the Lord delivered the children of Israel from Egypt, He gave the word to Moses, to instruct each household (family) in Goshen to slaughter a young lamb and sprinkle the blood on the doorposts, so that the Angel of Death could pass over each Israelite household (family of God), and not destroy them, when He, God destroyed the firstborns of the Egyptians.
“Then Moses summoned all the elders of Israel and said to them, “Go at once and select the animals for your families and slaughter the Passover lamb. 22 Take a bunch of hyssop, dip it into the blood in the basin and put some of the blood on the top and on both sides of the doorframe. None of you shall go out of the door of your house until morning. 23 When the Lord goes through the land to strike down the Egyptians, he will see the blood on the top and sides of the doorframe and will pass over that doorway, and he will not permit the destroyer to enter your houses and strike you down.
24 “Obey these instructions as a lasting ordinance for you and your descendants. 25 When you enter the land that the Lord will give you as he promised, observe this ceremony. 26 And when your children ask you, ‘What does this ceremony mean to you?’ 27 then tell them, ‘It is the Passover sacrifice to the Lord, who passed over the houses of the Israelites in Egypt and spared our homes when he struck down the Egyptians.’” Then the people bowed down and worshiped. 28 The Israelites did just what the Lord commanded Moses and Aaron.” –Exodus 12
As a Church, we now have Jesus, as our Passover lamb, that was slain for our redemption and deliverance. We were bought at a high price and were brought into the family of God. “Cleanse out the old leaven that you may be a new lump, as you really are unleavened. For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed.” — 1 Corinthians 5:7
“The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!” — John 1:29
We are now partakers in the blessing of Abraham. We are partakers of an everlasting covenant, a covenant of life through Jesus Christ. We have been grafted into the Branch. However, the alignment, (of individuals, families and the larger Church), into this covenant, is still a work in progress.
The Church has to work out her salvation with fear and trembling, and this must begin within the family structure. And there is no better time to begin, than now. The Church, beginning in families, must come out of evil covenants. She must divorce all her evil partners, and she must come to God.
She must be completely dedicated to and be married to Jesus. She must have no other foreign gods and/or husbands. This process begins with true repentance, and it is not a once off thing, but it is a continuous and life-long process.
The blood of Jesus Christ has made all this possible. It is our duty therefore, as five-fold ministers, to encourage and emphasise this to our church family. For them to begin this in families, instead of keeping them busy with our programmes, even during this divine time of family repentance, salvation, healing, deliverance and growth.
Families need to repent for rejecting God. Families need to be taught intimacy with God, obedience, and the fear of the Lord.
We cannot continue as usual after this. We cannot continue to have a people with one foot in the Kingdom of God, and one foot in the synagogue of Satan. We will be held responsible for keeping quite, when we saw the people continue to embrace evils, such as Freemasonry, ancestral worship, sexual immorality, perversion, etc.
These are the defilements that brought weaknesses and injuries in the Body of Messiah. The Church has to cut off all demonic lineage, in order to fully ascend to Mount Zion.
“But you have come to Mount Zion, to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem. You have come to thousands upon thousands of angels in joyful assembly, 23 to the church of the firstborn, whose names are written in heaven. You have come to God, the Judge of all, to the spirits of the righteous made perfect, 24 to Jesus the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel.
25 See to it that you do not refuse him who speaks. If they did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth, how much less will we, if we turn away from him who warns us from heaven? 26 At that time his voice shook the earth, but now he has promised, “Once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens.”[e] 27 The words “once more” indicate the removing of what can be shaken—that is, created things—so that what cannot be shaken may remain.
28 Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, 29 for our “God is a consuming fire.” — Hebrews 12:22-29
The Kingdom of God has come
In a vision that I speak about in my two previous articles, where I saw the advancement of the Kingdom of God on earth, the reshaping of the earthly foundations that took place when the people of God were declaring this very word: “The Kingdom of God has come”, I also saw the reshaping of family foundations.
The bright and massive light that I saw coming from heaven, meeting the declarations of the word of God from the saints, and expelling and driving away darkness, was entering the family structures first, before going further into communities and then nations.
This is how God is doing it. He is the God of families, and this is where He is beginning, with the outpouring of His Spirit, and the overshadowing by His glory. The Kingdom of God has come, the spirit of supplication is being poured out, and generational curses are being broken. There is a removing of that which must be shaken, so that, that which cannot be shaken may remain.
In the book titled Repentance –Cleansing Your Generational Bloodline, which is one of the books that I have used in my journey, and that has benefitted me and my family greatly, the writer, Apostle Natasha Grbich, teaches on this subject very well. I highly recommend this book for families in this hour. The book is also available for download online.
Vuka Africa Foundation is also releasing the word treatment through the “Healing of the nations prayer book, by Apostle Linda Gobodo, which I also highly recommend for families, to go through during this time. In this book, the word, bible verses (tablets), are taken daily, as one would, when taking medication. The Lord sent His word and He healeth us. He is the Lord our healer. This book can be downloaded here.
Families, the Kingdom of God has come near to you, and the scrolls are being released from Heavens. See to it that you receive yours.