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THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS is a blog styled flash communication as and when the Holy Spirit lays on the heart of the Prophet to share. It contains insights and revelation that are impressed upon his spirit whilst in prayer, meditation, study or more than likely (and highly frequently), as he becomes suddenly inspirited by the breath of God. We know it will be a blessing to all who follow the Prophet's journey.
suppose like so many I have always silently cried for the manifestation of God today. Even though I have had numerous personal encounters with God, my heart yearns for an expression of God in my lifetime that I can without hesitation and unmistakably declare a sovereign manifestation in a generation. 

We have all heard of the great things God has done in the past. In the revivals of yesteryear like the Great Awakening of the 1700's & 1800's to the post modern era of the 20th century with the likes of the Welsh revivals to the Jesus Movement of the 1970's and how can anyone not list the Azusa Street revival of 1906?! But there's one underlying thorn in all of it. This is all in the past. Where is it now?

Yes we do see sporadic outbursts of glorious manifestations of God. But these are few between and geographically localised for the most part. What I am looking for and what I'm looking forward to (actually it's more like what I have seen)  is a move of God that is unmistakably sovereign and imparted and not a movement of man that is manufactured and exported!
 

What we need to define, or perhaps redefine, is what we mean by 'move of God ' as a contemporary expression. Is 'a move' a series of manifestations? Or is it a single encounter? Or a visitation perhaps?
  

My personal understanding might differ to the theological view but then I've never allowed theology, or opinion for that matter, to prioritise itself over revelation even though I submit all rhema to the scrutiny of the logos. Just because we can't understand something from within a paradigm we've constructed doesn't mean the revelation we are trying to scrutinise is wrong. It could simply indicate that we need shift the paradigm. Revelation usually is the precursor to a paradigm shift anyway!
What is a "Move of God" in Prophetic Understanding

One of the biggest challenges I face as a prophet is to reconcile that I am consistently declaring that God is "about to do something " or proclaiming that there is an imminent spiritual activity that's about to break out - only to see small manifestation of what I had seen or heard on a grand scale! The disparity in reconciling this is the challenge I mentioned.

When I speak about a move of God in a generation, I am prophetically declaring the intention of God to manifest His Presence in such a mighty way that power is a supernatural by-product of this tangible, unmistakable, authentic visitation of Glory. Power flows from Presence! Not the other way around.

For me, a move of God is always about the Presence of God in a generation. Many today are chasing after encounters! If not encounters then some goose-bump moments of something perceived as the power of God. But let me disabuse you of this notion of encounters. You can have all the encounters you want - it doesn't mean you will change your heart. Nor does it mean you will be closer to God for having them. Intimacy and relationship with God is not built on encounters. Encounters are the result of intimacy!

We don't have to go to far to understand this! Just look at the Hebrew nation in Exo 32. They had seen all the power of God they could desire in liberating them from the oppression of Egypt. They had witnessed the delivering power of God at the Red Sea. Then God brings them to a place where His very Presence sets the mountain on fire and they encounter God, and what do they do? Run away in terror. So they've had all these great encounters, but we learn later that while Moses was called up into God's Presence - the people sat down to eat and drink and rose up to play! Encounters are thrilling and we should all desire to have them, but knowing God and running hard after Him is the principle thing!
 
Which helps me then focus my definition of what a 'move of God' is.
 
A move of God is a lingering visitation of God in a generation or at a specific time or season of life or the history of the church, in whatever manifested manner He chooses, that cannot be imitated, manufactured or faked because it is sovereign in origin and cannot be refuted because of the resultant changes in the lives of people experiencing it.

What I'm telling you is that something is coming! I'm almost reluctant to define it! It's been brewing for sometime as the Spirit has been brooding and hovering over the church of Jesus! And now a specific time, an appointed moment, has come up on the calendar of God and we are about to become partakers of the very move of God we have cried out for! 

What I do know with certainty is that what's coming is all about one thing: PRESENCE. Without God's Presence nothing is going happen! Do you know why? Its because you cannot fake that! You cannot manufacture that! Some will try. Some will try and duplicate and import. Some will attempt to even fabricate, but it will be so easy to identify. It will be easy because it will lack the power of God. Don't confuse emotional 'goosebumps and tingles' with power from the Glory of His Presence!

When God's Presence is with us, His Glory comes upon us. What God is about to release is a wave of Presence unlike anything we've experienced before. And from Presence; power and encounter and all the other things we've hungered for will flow. What is about to come will start in a manner many will not recognise but in a short time it will engulf the church in a huge wave of the unmistakable, incomparable signature of God: His Presence!
 
What Does A Move of God Look Like? 

I believe that anything we call "a move of God" has to exhibit the following:
  1. Unadulterated preaching of the Gospel 
  2. Mass salvations and re-dedications
  3. Much prayer without being persuaded to pray
  4. Worship gatherings without any other agenda
  5. A sense of the Awe of God
  6. Sign and wonders. Healings and miracles
  7. Generous hearts to freely give to others and the work of God
  8. It is Inter-denominational, multi-ethnic, cross-generational and non-localised
  9. It Extends beyond the boundaries of the church and impacts beyond a church demographic
  10. Grace without restrictions but truth without compromise abounds
However you cut it Jesus becomes the focus! The centre and the epicentre. As a prophet I look for just three things when someone asks me for my thoughts on the "genuiness" of something. 

a. Has it elevated, exulted and glorified God?
b. Has it raised the level of spiritual hunger and spiritual awareness of the people?
c. Has it prompted a deep response & catalysed a lasting change in the hearts of people?

So why am I writing about a move of God? Why am I on about "visitation" in this letter? It's because I have heard God declare that we shall see the manifest Glory of God in our generation! Not in small outbreaks. Not in isolated instances. But we shall be witnesses  to an authentic move of the Spirit of God that cannot be manufactured or imitated!!!

God is about to visit with mankind! As with all things that God is "about to do", He reveals them to His servant the prophets so that we might ready the hearts of a generation to be prepared for the promise of God - lest we miss it!!!

And this is where all of it get's really interesting! Even though a move of God has to be sovereign in order for us to even consider classifying it as such, there are numerous instances in scripture that man in his ignorance and arrogance has missed God countless times. The biggest miss of all was the Messiah - Jesus Christ. So let's not miss what God is about to do in our generation. Let's get ready!
 
We Cannot Fake It. But We Dare Not Miss It

When people are really eager for something to happen, sometimes they can run ahead of God and try to make something happen. Look at the story of Abraham & Hagar taking matters into their own hands trying to "help God out" and then producing an imitation of the promise in Ishmael. (Genesis 16) We cant fake a move of God. Neither can we manufacture it by our own plans and initiatives. We can only prepare for it.

And we prepare for it by learning to recognise it! Or at least the signs of it so that we do not miss it! To this end our latest video posted in Remnant YouTube channel will help you ready yourself for what God is about to do in the church!

This video teaching covers:-
  • The Veil of Limitation
  • Traditional Eyes
  • Habitation & Visitation
  • Recognition
I also share about an angelic encounter, and toward the end of the taping we experienced Prophetic Disruption by the Spirit and began prophesying under a powerful anointing about things that will begin to  happen in the USA, Taiwan, Singapore, Dubai, Israel and nations of the Earth as God begins to visit with man and this move in our generation begins!

Check it out here:- The Hour of Your Visitation

I am really excited about what lies ahead of us! 

We are on the cusp, on the brink of something truly Divine! Things we've cried out for! We've prayed so much for it, that we've actually forgotten what we started praying for. But the Scripture admonishes us that we are to wait for the vision to come to pass even though it tarries - because there is an appointed time for it. This is that time!

Thank you for allowing me to share my heart with you and indeed what is in the heart of God. Please do share this letter and check out our website for so much more.

Remember: Somewhere in the Future - We look much better than we do right now!

Love & Light,
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