A Wild and Glorious Kingdom!
March 7, 2017
I was at a gathering, called the Merge, with Danny Steyne in the beginning of November. He came over and was giving a word to a friend who was sitting in front of me. I saw REVIVAL branded on his back. I had seen this same word, REVIVAL, written on his back over the summer while at the Catholic church’s Holy Spirit week where he has become a regular speaker. So I asked the Lord why he was showing it to me again months later. He said He is REBRANDING REVIVAL. This time I couldn’t see where the brand ended. It was like looking into a deep well and not being able to see how deep it went. Also, on top you could see the separation of the letters but below all that separation was gone. It completely disappeared. It looked like one big pool. Then the Lord said what we have seen as revival before was good, but only superficial to what we are about to see. The walls will melt away. Expectations of what revival will look like will melt away. Barriers between people will melt away. We won’t do revival or experience revival. We will become revival. We will be walking revival fires.
Then, later in the same meeting, as Danny was sharing, I heard the word ZOO. It just dropped on me out of nowhere. What? I had no idea what it meant. Even with my best imagination, I had NO idea where the Lord was going with it, assuming it was the Lord. I pondered it, but I can’t get an interpretation until He is ready. Then, a little while later, He dropped this. The church is the ZOO. Wow. Ok, then. There was a lot in that statement to unpacked. I knew it was the Lord because this isn’t anything I had ever thought but it made complete sense when I heard it.
So, here is the gist. The church, even the charismatic church, has segregated people and limited them to their space behind bars. We have segregated gifts and labeled people. Those are the prophetic people in that cage. Those are the people with gift of healing in that exhibit. We have tried to tame people instead of teaching them and showing them how to be fully themselves. We have watered down church so much to make everyone feel safe that we have stripped the people and the church of much of its power.
Then, I heard the words WILD KINGDOM. I saw Danny as a wild zookeeper unlocking cages. Once we are free, we are to join him in freeing other people from their cages. We are meant to roam free. We are to bring the prophetic, healing, all the gifts everywhere we go. We aren’t to wait until they come to the zoo, I mean church, to love on them. Being tame and captive isn’t attractive to others, especially the youth and those who are gifted but not walking with the Lord. They believe the space behind the bars is too confining. They are right. Think about it. A lion in a zoo isn’t living his best life. Day after day, his memory of the wild fades. Each day a little more of who that lion was created to be dies behind those bars. No wonder the church often feels like its not living up to its potential.
The good news is that is about to change. We are about to see a great revival sweep the earth. It is about to get crazy in the best way possible, in God’s way. Watch out, as people are set free from their cages and step into the fullness of who they are, it will be a WILD and GLORIOUS KINGDOM, unlike anything we have ever seen.
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