There is a “shift” coming. The whole world right now is experiencing turbulent change - in politics, the world economy, global climate change, social upheaval … it is a very changing world right now. The Body of Christ is in a season of significant change also. If we could see the church ten years from now, we might not recognise it the way we are used to.
We are in a season of dismantling. God is rearranging structures that we have held onto with such comfort for centuries, and asking us to follow the cloud. Where are we going? That’s for Him to know, and us to follow! “The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but that which is revealed belongs to us.”
We do know that the Word says that in the last days there will be a shaking. I believe we are on the precipice of an amazing time in history, when in the midst of chaos and uncertainty the Sons of God will be revealed in power and demonstration of the eternal purposes of God.
Wakey wakey. We don’t have time for “business as usual” any more. We are in a season of change, and there will be no more delay. The vision will not tarry, we are right in the middle of God’s final agenda for the earth, and I am in awe of what is about to happen.
Many individuals in the Body of Christ are also experiencing significant personal change, as God brings Focus, Shift and Realignment to their lives. We don’t have time for experimentation with the will of God any more. We must know our specific calling and function in it. We must know the season, accurately discern the will of God, and find our place in this momentous hour.
I count it an inestimable privilege to be counted among those who have come to the Kingdom for such a time as this!
Pastor Ray Watson
Pursuit Church, Auckland, New Zealand