An Unshakable Kingdom By Joshua Shaw
I had a vision a few weeks ago, there were many parts of it but it has a lot to do with what was going on. The first part, I was in a living room with no windows, no dining room, and the front door opened and I saw rotting fruit fall to the ground. The ground level raised up passed the door, as soon as I crawled out I looked back and saw a skyscraper and the ground rose passed the skyscraper. I was able to stay on top of the rising ground without being buried in it. God is raising up the Church to rise above what is going on in the world.
There is an increase of persecution for believers as America is rising against the principles of the Kingdom of God. Many people are thinking it’s the end of the world and that God is ready to judge America, but God is not desiring anyone should perish, but all should come to repentance. It is the nature of God to restore and heal those who are lost and broken. Stay encouraged and don’t lose heart, Even in this, God has a plan of reconciliation.
The Lord has been speaking to me a lot about this, one thing that He revealed is that, He’s allowing the devil to overplay his hand. The Church is going to be refined and purified, and doctrines and traditions that hinder us from following after the Lord are going to fall off like scales from the eyes. Many have built their faith on the traditions of men instead of the power of God. There is a huge reformation happening within the Church, where people are giving up religion and the traditions of men for the realities Kingdom of God. With the increase of persecution, there is a decrease of luke warmness. Believers stand stronger for a Gospel that costs something.
We have been given an unshakable Kingdom, everything that can be shaken is not of His Kingdom. There is a shaking going on in the Church, God has given us an unshakable Kingdom. He is allowing whatever is not in His Kingdom to be shaken that the only solid place we can stand is in Him. The manmade traditions and doctrines that have hindered people from experiencing and walking in the fullness of what Jesus paid for are getting shaken. Many Congregations are going to catch on fire and step into what God is doing or fall away in compromise. God wants His Church firmly planted in the unshakable foundation, Jesus.
Matthew 7: 24 “Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: 25 and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock. 26 “But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: 27 and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall.”
Hebrews 12:28 Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear. 29 For our God is a consuming fire.
Back to the Bible
In my vision I saw a false Jesus sitting with two kids in the grass and then it switched to a wheat field and a green electric mist was causing the plants not to grow. As I was praying about it, the Lord put it on my heart that it’s concerning false doctrines that are causing compromise, division, and hindering growth in the Church.
There is such a strong urging in the Spirit to get back to the foundation of the Bible. There are many deceptive doctrines that are starting to impact many believers and hinder their walk with the Lord. It is important not just to take peoples word for it, or even our own opinion, but prayerfully getting back to the Scriptures and trusting Holy Spirit to lead us in all truth.
We have been given the Holy Spirit, who leads us in all truth. One of the primary ways He teaches us is by breathing life on the scriptures. We need to remain humble and teachable and always let our hearts be open to correction. The Holy Spirit will take truth and reveal it to our hearts if we are dependent on Him and not wise in our own understanding. Holy Spirit will always take us deeper in the revelation of scripture and never away from it. If you’re listening to a spirit that is taking you away from the Holy Scriptures, you’re listening to a demon.
With discerning false doctrine, You will know by their fruit. What are the ones following that path producing? Sometimes it’s too early to see the fruit, but other times it’s clear. Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal the fruit of it.
John 14:25 “These things I have spoken to you while being present with you. 26 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.
James 1: 5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.
2 Timothy 3:16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.
Matthew 7:15 “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. 16 You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? 17 Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Therefore by their fruits you will know them.
Place of authority
Another part of that vision was a large black storm coming on top of a huge wheat field. It was blocking out light so the wheat couldn’t grow, but I commanded to leave in Jesus name. Each time I commanded it, it left a little more and after three times it left. Then, I was able to command that green mist to go off of the field and it left.
The Lord is raising up believers in a place of authority. He gave the Church all authority over the power of the enemy. Regardless where the world is at, we live in a superior Kingdom and we have been given authority to make a change in this world, to demonstrate what His Kingdom looks like. The normal Christian life is becoming Children of God, demonstrating the power of God, to bring glory to God. This is what is needed in America, and His power demonstrated through His love is going to sweep many into the Kingdom. This authority is also going to help many believers who have fallen into deception.
1 Corinthians 2:2 For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified. 3 I was with you in weakness, in fear, and in much trembling. 4 And my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, 5 that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.
1 Corinthians 4:20 For the kingdom of God is not in word but in power.
Stand strong and Love
The Lord is saying, stand strong and love. There is a storm happening right now, don’t let it block out the true light. He gave us a commandment, to love others as He loves. With the increase of persecution against Christianity, decisions recently made by the Supreme Court to legalize gay marriage, and the many in America standing strong against the Kingdom of God, the Lord hasn’t changed. He is saying show the world how I love. Jesus was persecuted, mocked, spit on, beat, and nailed to a cross while the people He came to save were shouting, Crucify Him. His response was to say, “Father, forgive them, they do not know what they are doing.” Jesus gave His life for a world that hated Him out of love and He commands His followers to go by example.
John 15:12 This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. 13 Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends
1 Peter 2:19 For this is commendable, if because of conscience toward God one endures grief, suffering wrongfully. 20 For what credit is it if, when you are beaten for your faults, you take it patiently? But when you do good and suffer, if you take it patiently, this is commendable before God. 21 For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow His steps:
22 “Who committed no sin, Nor was deceit found in His mouth”;
23 who, when He was reviled, did not revile in return; when He suffered, He did not threaten, but committed Himself to Him who judges righteously; 24 who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—by whose stripes you were healed.
Overcome evil with Good
We are to love our enemies, when they curse us, we are to bless them in return. This is such an important opportunity that will define what love looks like to the world around us. When people come against us, when we are mocked, hated, and despised for the name of Christ, we are to walk in the opposite spirit. We are to walk in the opposite spirit. We need to avoid the us verse them mentality and instead of fighting against them, we are to love, accept, and bless them while standing firm on what the word says and trust the Lord in His justice.
Romans 12:14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep. 16 Be of the same mind toward one another. Do not set your mind on high things, but associate with the humble. Do not be wise in your own opinion.
17 Repay no one evil for evil. Have regard for good things in the sight of all men. 18 If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men. 19 Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord. 20 Therefore
“If your enemy is hungry, feed him; If he is thirsty, give him a drink; For in so doing you will heap coals of fire on his head.”
21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
1 Peter 3:11 Beloved, I beg you as sojourners and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts which war against the soul, 12 having your conduct honorable among the Gentiles, that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may, by your good works which they observe, glorify God in the day of visitation.
In the same vision, I looked at the wheat and commanded it to grow three times and each time it grew more until the last time I commanded it to shoot up to the heavens and it did. When it rose up there were three lions that ran towards me, but when they got close they were an inch big and I was able to step on them, except the last lion was a white lion with black stripes and when it got close it was a foot big and bruised my heel when I stepped on it.
The Lord is raising up His Church to bring in the harvest. Revival is coming to America and when it does, there will be those who come against it out of pride. Though it will look threatening, the attack is going to pale in comparison to what God is doing. The last lion is the religious spirit, which is going to hurt more because of so many brothers and sisters caught under that spirit, but even that will be put under the Church’s feet as God raises up the harvest.
The Thriving Church
The Lord is saying, “I prepare a feast in the presence of my enemies. I am able to make My Church thrive. This world lacks the power take away My Churches lampstand. I will cause an increase in a barren land, I will cause springs of water to rise up in drought. I will cause my Children to flourish, that the world may know and see that there is a God in America.“
I see a radical increase in the Churches that are hungry for His presence and His name to be glorified. I see a move of the Spirit where many are going to be swept into the Kingdom, Millions, even billions are going to come into the Kingdom in this next wave of glory.
Psalm 23:5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over.
- Joshua Shaw