Chapter 1 – Preface
During the morning hours of Tuesday, June 2, 2015, the Lord Jesus Christ instructed me to write this report. He called it a “report,” because He wanted me to write it as a “report of imminent events,” addressed to those who wish to understand the prophetic times we live in. The aim of this report is to bring clarity and to counter confusion in the lives of many Christians regarding the end times, especially regarding the prophetic time that we live in at this moment. The Lord’s aim with this report is clear: Clarity will equip and enable God’s children to follow His vision for and in this time period we are living in right now. It will enable His children to report for duty. It will enable His sons to become mighty instruments in His hand. It will counteract the confusion caused by so many people in terms of what people are expecting now and in the times that follow.
End times ministry does not only mean that God is at work. It also means that we have some part to play in order to enable God to carry out His plans. This report will enable God’s children to “stand up and be counted.”
Although I briefly discuss all the main end times prophecies and events pertaining to the “last days” as defined by Scripture, the emphasis in this book is the prophetic events that we are experiencing right now. I however do refer to other authors and other books and study material which do shed more light on the prophecies and end times events not discussed in detail in this volume.
I believe that this book will bring some much needed illumination in this regard. I also hope that this book will debunk a lot of the false end times doctrines that are so often being preached in mainline churches today.
Revival, Revelation and Judgment
At this moment of time in the body of Christ, a lot of misunderstandings and confusion regarding end times doctrines cause a lot of of people to be absolutely in the dark when it comes to this subject. Many contradictory doctrines and beliefs do exist and many people preach what they have been hearing and what they have been taught by mainline preachers in this regard. As a result, many people just do not know what to believe, what to expect and what to prepare for at the moment. This lack of understanding actually causes Christians to be demotivated. It causes people to be in a state of stagnation. Some Christians are actually totally paralyzed in a state of just waiting for the expected Biblical prophecies to play out. There is little spiritual development and growth in the body of Christ because of this.
People want this world to change and they want God to step in. They are tired of the direction the world is moving, they are tired of the atrocities of terrorist organizations and they are tired of the struggles that they need to endure on a daily basis. People are desperately in need of deliverance. So many of them look at the second coming of Christ as the one event that will bring an end to this utter chaos that we see all around us.
Although many preachers and writers of books about the end times offer some direction and some promises of deliverance, people just do not know what to believe anymore. Prominent church leaders have written many books on the subject during the past decades. A lot of them used so called signs of nature and political events to prove that Christ’s second coming is near. However, so many predictions and so many prophecies just did not come true the past few decades. The reality is that end times prophecies and events are not that easy to interpret and not that easy to understand. This is what Scott McConnell, vice president of Life-Way Research, told to CBN News about this:
End times theology is wavering in the Christian church and a large number of Protestant pastors believe there is no rapture.
Whether pre-tribulation or post rapture, a new study by LifeWay research reveals that pinning down details of the apocalypse among a group of pastors is hard to do.
Although the scriptures make it clear that Jesus is coming back researchers found varying views on three aspects of end times theology: the rapture, the Antichrist, and the Millennial kingdom.
Out of the 1,000 senior Protestant pastors surveyed, only a third (36 percent) believed in a pre-tribulation rapture where Christians disappear at the start of the apocalypse and those left behind suffer tribulation.
Thirty-six percent of pastors say the rapture is not literal, while almost 1 in 5 believe the rapture happens after the tribulation (18 percent).
End times theology is popular with churchgoers but it is not an easy topic to preach about, Scott McConnell, vice president of LifeWay Research, explained.
“Most people want their pastor to preach about the Book of Revelation and the end of the world,” he said. “But that’s a complicated task. Pastors and the scholars they cite often disagree about how the end times will unfold.”
The diversity among eschatological views includes varying opinions on the Anti-Christ and beliefs in a Millennial kingdom.
About half of pastors (49 percent) see the Anti-Christ as a figure who will arise in the future, 14 percent believe he is the personification of evil, while 12 percent say he is not an actual person.
Close to half of the pastors surveyed believe in pre-Millennialism (48 percent), which is the view that the thousand year reign of Christ happens in the future.
A third (31 percent) of leaders don’t believe in a thousand year reign but they do believe that Jesus already rules in the hearts and minds of Christians. Close to 1 in 10 (11 percent) believe in post-Millennialism, the idea that the world will gradually become more Christian until Jesus returns.
McConnell said it isn’t a bad thing that pastors disagree on the details of the apocalypse because most agree on the main teachings about the Second Coming of Jesus. He said the rest doesn’t affect the day-to-day life of most Christians.
“The big picture of Revelation is clear: Jesus returns, people must be ready, evil is defeated,” he said. “With the rest of the details, there is room for disagreement.”
– CBN News
McConnell mentioned that it does not really matter that pastors differ so much on these doctrines. As long as the basic or main teachings are correct. I beg to differ. It actually does affect the day-to-day life of most Christians in a big way. It does affect the body of Christ. It does affect the local congregation.
We really need to answer this all important question in order to bring stability, clarity and focus back into the church. What is the question? The question is, “Where does the church stand right now?”
What is God’s plan for the church right now? If people do not know or understand the answer to this question, they cannot be prepared or equipped for the task ahead. If people do not really know what to expect they do not really know what God expects from them. Do not make the mistake to think that God functions on His own without expecting His church to act in certain ways in certain times of history. He does. We always need to follow the leading of the Holy Spirit and the will of God relating to the time that we find ourselves in. It is for this reason that I want to elaborate a bit on the times that we are facing right now. I want to give a bit of a background on what we can expect to happen right now and where we stand at the moment. The purpose of this book is to equip the Church for the time that we live in today.
The beginning of the greatest revival the church has ever experienced is at hand! The church and the world are about to witness the greatest outpouring of the Holy Spirit and of power yet in the history of the church. The problem is that the church is making ready to be snapped out of this world in stead of making ready for a wonderful move of revival.
If we are willing to allow God to move in our lives, the fire of the Holy Spirit will purify and empower us to an extend that was previously unheard of. This revival will be characterized by the greatest miracles and wonders ever. People will be saved, healed and delivered like never before.
A very prominent characteristic of this revival is that it will be widespread all across the world. Many people called by God, right across the globe will be functioning in the anointing of the Lord Jesus Christ Himself.
This is what the Lord Jesus showed Lana Vawser about this revival:
While I was in the USA the Lord spoke to me about the visitation of a REVIVAL ANGEL that is being released across the earth that is marking the season we are in. We are in a season of revival and it is beginning to build and sweep across the earth. The Lord was certainly highlighting the magnitude of the revival that will be seen on a global scale, yet I felt a real emphasis from the Lord on the body of Christ and individuals. As I sat with the Lord pondering what He spoke about this angel of revival, I was surrounded by the need for reviving, refreshment and rejuvenation within the body of Christ. As I sat with the Lord He spoke to me about encounters with the angel/s of revival that is going to increase more and more in this season, where the Lord is going to send these angelic hosts to minister to the people of God.
“Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?” (Hebrews 1:14) We do not worship angels, we worship Jesus, but we must recognize that angels are ministering spirits that are sent to us. As I saw this angel of revival that had been sent to the earth, there were many, many other angels who were accompanying him and they all had clocks in their hands. When I looked at the clocks all of them were at the same time “midnight”. As they came into the lives of believers they all sang in one accord “It’s time! It’s time! It’s time! It’s time for the GREAT REVIVE! It’s time! It’s time! It’s time for the GREAT REVIVE!”
These ministering angels were moving through the body of Christ, and I could hear Jesus giving them command. I could hear the Lord giving them commands that were Scriptures on refreshment, on breakthrough, on restoration and the angels were moving according to the command of the Word of God. This revival angel and other angelic hosts were looking for the declaration from the people of God that was in line with the Word, His Word. As God’s people declared the Word of God over their lives and circumstances, there was a great increase of the angelic activity in their lives. I saw the Word of God creating pathways in the lives of believers that the angelic hosts were traveling upon and some of these pathways were SO deep, like they had been dug and dug and dug and dug over and over and over again without seeing any ‘manifestation in the natural’ yet, but it was making room for a great move.
The angelic hosts moved through these pathways and some looked like trenches and as they walked through they began to release and minister as Jesus spoke and these pathways and trenches were being filled with WATER. Rivers of refreshment, rivers of cleansing, rivers of rejuvenation were being released to God’s people. Many of God’s people were going from feeling so dry to instantly refreshed. Feeling so weary, to a shift bringing a great awakening. Where there had been no water, there was weariness and dryness, where it had felt like there was a long drought there was now FLOODS of living water. As the water flowed, I saw the angelic hosts that were holding the clocks place these clocks into the rivers of living water and suddenly there was a supernatural acceleration of time taking place in the lives of believers.
From long delays, long waits, to SUDDENLIES! As the rivers of refreshing, restoration and rejuvenation was taking place I saw the huge revival angel step into the water and He was holding what looked like a fireball in His hand and He released it into the water. Suddenly, water and fire flowed in the same place. Rivers of fire and rivers of water. In the natural, IMPOSSIBLE I thought.. and instantly I felt the Lord say “In this season of great revival and awakening, you will see more and more IMPOSSIBILITIES BOW!!!! The DEFYING of the natural.. the INCREASE of the SUPER natural. INCREASE, UPON INCREASE of SIGNS AND WONDERS testifying to My goodness, My love, My power and My authority. “
The reviving, refreshing and rejuvenation that is happening in the body of Christ is awakening the Bride and seeing His goodness and love explode in such pure, organic, extended ways into cities, streets and nations with great momentum. Salvations, signs and wonders all around. As the fire and water flooded through into the hearts and lives of believers I saw an insatiable hunger spreading across the body of Christ. A hunger for Him knowing He satisfies but the more we taste of Him, the hungrier we get. The hunger is never satisfied because there is SO MUCH MORE of Him, His nature and love to be discovered.
A whole new world of DISCOVERING HIM is opening up! I sat with the Lord soaking in His words, delighting in His heart, and then He spoke again: “Do you know what both water and fire do, Lana? They both bring a CLEANSING. I am PURIFYING and CLEANSING My Bride IN this revival. My people are being washed with the Word and marked by fire. The fire of My love, My purifying fire! My people are about to burn with My fire and passion for My name like never before.” This is the time of revival! It is time! The Lord is bringing revival into your life personally, into your heart, into your soul, ANY area that needs revival, the Lord is bringing revival in this season. He has assigned the angel of revival to the earth and to YOUR LIFE personally. His ministering angels are entering into your life to bring refreshment, restoration and rejuvenation.
A great cleansing is taking place in the body of Christ right now. You will be refreshed in supernatural ways. You are being revived, you are coming alive! The body of Christ is coming alive in Jesus, in purity, in life, in love, in UNITY. Welcome the angelic activity in your life through your declaration of His Word. “It is time! It is time! It is time for the GREAT REVIVE!!”
– Lana Vawser
Apart from this wonderful intervention by God, there will be another feature that will make this revival different from revivals the world previously witnessed: This revival will also usher in the revelation of the sons of God:
Romans 8:19 (HCSB)
For the creation eagerly waits with anticipation for God’s sons to be revealed.
Why is the whole creation waiting for the revelation of God’s sons? Why is it not waiting for the revelation of Jesus Christ? Verse 21 says that the creation itself will also be set free from the bondage of corruption into the glorious freedom of God’s children. The ministry of the sons of God will be instrumental in setting creation free. Remember that God’s sons do not minister in their own power. No, Jesus Christ our Lord is actually ministering in and through the sons of God. He is doing the work and they are just instruments in His hand. God’s sons allow Jesus Christ to live and work IN and THROUGH them.
Now is the time for the sons of God to be revealed! This is very significant. This suggests that ordinary people will be walking this earth with the same anointing, power and maturity of Jesus Christ Himself. Not through their own achievements but through the power and anointing of Christ and the Holy Spirit. These people will be empowered and enabled by grace through the anointing of the Spirit of God. Verse 29 of this same Scripture says that “for whom He did foreknow, He also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren”
This revival is about to happen! The Lord is appealing to all of us to get ready for this revival. It will be the most exciting time for the church ever. We are going to experience the most wonderful things we can imagine. We are going to enjoy the Lord Jesus Christ and our faith walk with Him like never before. No, we should not be making ready for the rapture. That will only increase the state of passiveness that so many Christians find themselves in lately. We are supposed to make ready for wonderful things that needs to happen right now. There is a wonderful move of God that is about to take place right now. God is intervening in a mighty way. It has always been His plan. It was divinely predestined to happen now.
We need to be ready for this revival because there is going to be a whole lot of shaking taking place. The Holy Spirit is going to shake everything like never before. Not only the nations but also the church are being shaken. This shaking will also be the judgment of the Lord. Not only people but whole nations and the church, will be judged. Everything that is not of God will be destroyed and burned to ashes by the Holy Spirit fire.
It is not the final judgment, it is just a time of refining. It is a time of “removing stumbling blocks” and this will be carried out by God within the church but also in the world.
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