Ephesians 6:10-13 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.
I am convinced that a season of outpouring is upon us. I believe we are experiencing His Presence in a fresh and mighty way. Even though I can FEEL His Spirit in a magnificent way, I want to remind you that this isn’t all about feelings. Whether we FEEL all that God is doing at this moment is immaterial. It’s not what we feel that matters, it’s what He is doing that matters. I am also convinced that God has ordained a season for the “equipping of the church.”
What do I mean by that? Simply put, I think the church has been taught for years about Who God is. The church is full of the knowledge of Who He is but has very little “know-how” of what to do with what we know. Our problem isn’t that we don’t know Him; our problem is that we’ve done very little with the knowledge we have. This isn’t me being judgmental or negative. I too have been part of the problem.
This season will be different. In this season, He will teach us what to do with the knowledge we have accrued. He will teach us to worship in a new way. He will teach us to walk in His Presence in a new way. He will teach us to hear Him in a new way, and He will teach us to battle our enemy in a new way.
He is equipping us for battle. Sadly, I’m not sure this equipping will come to everyone in the church. I do believe, however, that it will come to those hungry to engage in a new way. I believe that God is preparing a remnant in the church for a supernatural move. Some will miss this new season because they are distracted, sidetracked, and simply not real hungry for change.