The church is undergoing a radical overhaul. We are in a major season of transition. The body of Christ is rising up and engaging in the culture as never before, and many are taking ownership in our mandate to steward the earth as kingdom sons and daughters. As we have been praying for God's will to be done on earth as it is in heaven, God has been preparing the way for the bride of Christ to mature and take her rightful place in earthly affairs.
Many prophetic voices have been calling believers to step up, speak out and become change agents in the land. The call for the church to "wake up" has been heard as sin and corruption is being exposed in both the secular and the sacred. Prayers for the nation and intercession for the church have increased as governmental and social issues are challenging conservative biblical worldviews. Collectively, we are in the birth pangs of national deliverance, and heaven is cheering us on to break the waters that will bring renewal and revival.
As a result, the Lord is shifting the grace on numerous leaders in the church, preparing them for roles of apostolic administration to build and establish that which has been prophesied for years. Even in the midst of warfare upon the White House, God is preparing His house for major renovations. There is an attack on leadership because of where heaven is about to take us. The leadership that will be required has been undergoing a metamorphosis. God has been working behind the scenes in the lives of many believers, preparing them for the roles they will fill and the assignments they will be given.
For some, you have wondered what's happening. That which was familiar is now outdated, and that which was once considered easy is now laborious and tiring. This is because the grace for the past season is shifting. It has not lifted, but is being shifted. God is preparing you to receive a new grace for a new commission. You are in God's cocoon of transition, awaiting your time of release into a new role and assignment that will pale in comparison to where you've been.
Specifically, there are those who have operated in a prophetic grace who are being transitioned into an apostolic grace of leadership, management and administration. That which was revealed to you under prophetic unction must now be put into action with an apostolic anointing. You have been prepared to give direction, provide oversight and administrate the blueprints for the season ahead. This grace is heaven's supernatural flow of power and anointing that cannot be worked for, earned or manufactured. It is a grace that will make things seem easy and will prepare the way for many others to follow. You will know this because of that which brings peace to your mind, rest to your soul and a new charge in your spirit.
"According to the grace of God which has been given to me, as a wise master builder, I have laid the foundation, but another builds on it. Now let each one take heed how he builds on it" (1 Cor. 3:10).
God is calling some prophets to come off the watchtower and take your place at the city gate. That which you confronted and challenged as a voice in the wilderness must now be brought to the roundtable of discussion. You are moving from a season of dreaming into a season of creating. Your creative approaches to problems and intuitive solutions in the natural will fuel those who can bring reformation to infrastructures and organizations. Your grace to stand up to the fear of man will now shift to appealing to man for the sake of kingdom unity and alignment. The foresight and insight you gained under prophetic grace will now shift to apostolic leadership and administration, putting into action that which was given you from on high. You will know this grace is in operation when the doors are opened and invitations extended. Yes. It's God.
" "You, Ezra, according to the wisdom of your God who empowers you, appoint magistrates and judges to judge all the people of the province Beyond the River, all those who know the laws of your God and those who do not, whom you must teach" (Ezra 7:25).
These transitions will not only affect those in roles of leadership, but those who operate prophetically in prayer. God is calling some prayer warriors to lay down your swords and pick up your pens. That which you fought for on the battleground must be written and recorded for others who will face the same battles in the future (see Matt 13:52). They must learn from you the strategies of the enemy and the supernatural intelligence you've received from heaven to come out victorious. These must be provided for future generations if they are to keep the victories you have fought for. You must write and record your history in order for the legacy to stand.
"Now go, write it before them on a table, and note it in a book, that it may serve in the time to come as a witness forever" (Isa. 30:8).
God is also calling some intercessors to come out of the secret place and into the public square. That which was imparted through prophetic revelation will now become fuel to speak His word in public. The confidence you gained in seeing your prayers answered and petitions granted will propel you to speak with a boldness from the throne that will shift atmospheres and change minds. That which you thought you'd never do will now become appealing and engaging, drawing heaven's favor and man's attention. You will not have to seek this out or open doors yourself. Heaven's grace will meet you when the alignment is right.
Even for those who may not personally experience this shift from the prophetic to apostolic, the transitions will be felt. We must learn to recognize God's grace at work in our lives. We must pay attention to that which gives us life, brings us joy and bears fruit without striving. It will require many to recognize familiar spirits at work, trying to keep them bound to the past and the glories of previous years. We must be willing to let go of the good in order to embrace the better.
We are getting an upgrade, and we can rejoice in the changes ahead! As God's grace is poured out upon the rising ekklesia of God, we can step into our new roles and assignments with confidence and the assurance that the best is yet to come.
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