An open door of servitude, evangelism and discipleship
In Part 1 of this article I related a conversation I had with the Lord, about events in our continent in 2019, which brought us to this topic and this moment of God’s move in our midst. The Lord has been ordaining families. The invitation to the marriage supper of the lamb has gone out, and God is resuscitating His Church in families. From there, the Lord has been releasing His people to take dominion in all gates of influence / mountains of society.
Since the flowing of this grace, greater revelations, momentum and acceleration in the advancement of the kingdom of God have been evident.
During November last year, God led me to sow a seed in the ministry of Evangelist Reinhardt Bonkke. Somehow, I had to sow this seed under one of my children’s name. I did not know the reason at the time, except that the Lord said to me, we must honour His servants, of such calibre as Reinhardt Bonkke, because their ministries are a legacy in our nations and continents, even after they have departed from this earth. I had never partnered with this ministry before, nor did I know the whereabouts of this remarkable evangelist at that moment. I did not dig deeper either, I merely sowed the seed as the Lord had said. This was a small seed, and it was all that I had to give at the time.
Two weeks later, in December, I and a sister in Christ, were in Hermanus for a short vacation with the children. One morning as the two of us were praying, we experienced a great outpouring of the Spirit of God. There were open-heavens, and we waited to hear what the Lord was saying, and what was happening in this town, and in our nation. A few hours later, we received the news that Evangelist Reinhardt Bonkke had gone to be with the Lord. Then we understood why there were such open heavens.
That same morning I had woken up from a dream, in which I saw a beautiful highway with solid green trees on both sides, providing beautiful shade. The leaves of these trees were a beautiful shade of green, and their fruit was orange, yellow and other colours. The rain was pouring down beautifully.
Two months later, all the things that I shared in Part 1 of this article had taken place. And it was only then that the Lord explained why I had to sow the seed to Evangelist Bonkke’s ministry, under one of my children’s name. God said: “As I am ordaining families in this hour, I am releasing a certain grace over the children. There is a door of servitude, evangelism and discipleship that I have opened for my people, especially the youth, to enter in and function powerfully, bearing fruit that will last. I am preparing My bride for the end-time harvest, and My second coming. Where the foundations have been laid by my faithful servants’ in the past, I am opening new opportunities for my people to continue the advancement of my Kingdom. I am also opening a highway of holiness in this hour, where the unclean and the wicked fools will not journey. Where the lions will not get up, where the ravenous beasts will not be found. But only the redeemed will walk there. I am releasing healing through My trees of righteousness, that I have planted for the display of My splendour.”
There is a cleansing of the walls of the womb of marriages and families
The Lord then began to show me the establishment of His Kingdom in families and generations. The more the message of the Kingdom was declared over families, I saw a massive opening in the heavens and a great light that shone over each home, especially on the entrance gates of these homes. In Luke 10:1-24, the Lord Jesus sends out the 72, and He instructs them to go to houses and towns, to heal the sick and announce/declare to the people that “the kingdom of God has come near to you.” As I saw these words being uttered by those who were sent, I literally saw the foundations of the earth begin to move and change, for the glory of God. These are the family foundations, communities, towns, cities and nations. I saw everything being illuminated with the light that shone from heaven. Darkness that has been over these places for generations was fleeing, and the walls in homes were being cleared of dust and dross.
A few days later, at a prayer gathering, the Lord said, He was cleansing homes and realigning marriages and families. He gave a word of rebuke to those who thought that marriage was just for fun and enjoyment. He said that marriage was for a purpose, it was for advancing His government on earth, as it is in heaven, and for producing a holy seed, created in His image, a generational blessing. This is a marriage between a man and a woman. He said: “Many have not understood this, for they have spoken ill of, and have handled godly marriages with contempt, but the cleansing has begun, and it is only through true repentance.” God is putting marriages through the cross of calvary.
Through this process, the original order of God in marriages will begin to be understood. There shall be true unity. Marriage covenant will be respected. Husbands will love, lay down their lives for, and feed and care for their wives, as Christ does the Church. The wives will submit to their husbands, as unto the Lord. They will call their husbands “Lord”. Fathers will not anger their children and the children will respect their fathers (parents). Ephesians 5:21-33; 6:1-4
The Lord began to say that as the families are being ordained, and enter this door of repentance, servitude, evangelism and discipleship, this will not only bring alignment but will ensure the protection of the seed of a woman. Because it is only under the covering of a family order, under the walls of salvation that the seed of a woman is truly protected. God will also deeply reveal what it means for the gentiles to be “the adopted unto the family of God”; for He, God’s heart for adoption that is led by His Church.
Wake up you drunkards and weep
As we continued the repentance prayers for marriages and families, the Lord then revealed a series of rather unpleasant scenes where many elders were highly intoxicated, could barely walk or speak with accuracy. They also did not receive/accept wise counsel and/or correction, for they did not believe that they needed any counsel. To themselves, everything they were doing was right, even though they were naked. These elders also spoke ill of marriages. Many were showing favouritism among their children, they were rejecting others and accepting others.
Also, like Eli, who, after discovering that his children were sinning against the Lord, by handling the things of the Lord with contempt, and by committing sexual immorality in the house of God, failed to correct and/or reprimand his children. As a result, the whole family was punished severely by God. These elders that the Lord was speaking about, also acted exactly like Eli. This was happening both in families and in the house of God/the Church.
This dysfunctionality and disobedience then caused a lot of division, competition and harm among the children, the sheep. The enemy found a loophole to attack and scatter. Not only that, but this also compromised the gate of the nation itself. Then the Lord spoke through the book of Joel chapters 1 and 2, saying:
“Awake, you drunkards, and weep; And wail, all you drinkers of wine, Because of the new wine, for it has been cut off from your mouth.” — Joel 1:5
“Lament like a virgin girded with sackcloth for the husband of her youth.” — Joel 1:8
“Consecrate a fast, call a sacred assembly; Gather the elders and all the inhabitants of the land into the house of the Lord your God, And cry out to the Lord. Alas for the day! For the day of the Lord is at hand; It shall come as destruction from the Almighty. Is not the food cut off before our eyes, Joy and gladness from the house of our God? — Joel 1: 14 -16
“Now, therefore,” says the Lord, “Turn to Me with all your heart, With fasting, with weeping, and with mourning.” So, rend your heart, and not your garments; Return to the Lord your God, For He is gracious and merciful, Slow to anger, and of great kindness; And He relents from doing harm. Who knows if He will turn and relent, and leave a blessing behind Him — A grain offering and a drink offering For the Lord your God? 15 Blow the trumpet in Zion, Consecrate a fast, Call a sacred assembly; 16 Gather the people, Sanctify the congregation, Assemble the elders, Gather the children and nursing babes; Let the bridegroom go out from his chamber, And the bride from her dressing room. 17 Let the priests, who minister to the Lord, Weep between the porch and the altar; Let them say, “Spare Your people, O Lord, And do not give Your heritage to reproach, That the nations should rule over them. Why should they say among the peoples, ‘Where is their God?’ ” 18 Then the Lord will be zealous for His land, And pity His people. 19 The Lord will answer and say to His people, “Behold, I will send you grain and new wine and oil, And you will be satisfied by them; I will no longer make you a reproach among the nations. 20 “But I will remove far from you the northern army, And will drive him away into a barren and desolate land, With his face toward the eastern sea And his back toward the western sea; His stench will come up, And his foul odour will rise, Because he has done monstrous things.” 21 Fear not, O land; Be glad and rejoice, For the Lord has done marvellous things! 22 Do not be afraid, you beasts of the field; For the open pastures are springing up, And the tree bears its fruit; The fig tree and the vine yield their strength. 23 Be glad then, you children of Zion, And rejoice in the Lord your God; For He has given you the former rain faithfully, And He will cause the rain to come down for you — The former rain, And the latter rain in the first month. 24 The threshing floors shall be full of wheat, And the vats shall overflow with new wine and oil. 25 “So I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten, The crawling locust, The consuming locust, And the chewing locust, My great army which I sent among you. 26 You shall eat in plenty and be satisfied, And praise the name of the Lord your God, Who has dealt wondrously with you; And My people shall never be put to shame. 27 Then you shall know that I am in the midst of Israel: I am the Lord your God And there is no other. My people shall never be put to shame. 28 “And it shall come to pass afterward That I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, Your old men shall dream dreams, Your young men shall see visions. 29 And also on My menservants and on My maidservants I will pour out My Spirit in those days. 30 “And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth: Blood and fire and pillars of smoke. 31 The sun shall be turned into darkness, And the moon into blood, Before the coming of the great and awesome day of the Lord. 32 And it shall come to pass That whoever calls on the name of the Lord Shall be saved. For in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there shall be deliverance, As the Lord has said, Among the remnant whom the Lord calls. — Joel 2:12-32
Adam and Eve were the first couple and the first elders to fall into the sin of disobedience. The gate of families and the gate of the elders have been compromised since then. However, the Lord is doing a new thing. The finished work of the cross, and the blood of Jesus has made a way for us to bring true repentance before the throne of God. It is only through this repentance that the Lord is able to extend His mercy and fully pour out His blessing and bring through full restoration. He has also promised that He will pour out His Spirit upon all flesh, and that hour is now.