What Did Rick Joyner mean by saying, “You are going to see the Body of Christ take on a Military Demeanor?”
Rick Joyner has been a repeated prophetic voice to the Body of Christ that has brought continual encouragement. In a recent session of Morningstar Ministries’ ‘New Year 2016’ Conference, Joyner shared, “You are going to see the Body of Christ take on a military demeanor.” What does he mean by that?
It is important to understand that God is a God of order, not chaos, and not confusion. The enemy is working hard to divide those within the Kingdom of God. There must be order and understanding of authority. A simple understanding of military boot camp is a great example of this. At the onset, there can 50-70 individuals standing together. After a few short months, there are no more individuals, only one body. With the shout of one voice, every footstep together. This is a powerful demonstration of how the Body of Christ is supposed to respond to the commands of our Lord, walking in unity and agreement.
By looking at the powerful fighting force of a military unit, one can perceive it is because of their sheer numbers. This is not the case. By zooming into the specific relationships between those to their left and right, one can see that the strength is based on these “relationships”. Presently, the Church has focused on the mere massing of numbers and neglecting the importance of relationships with those to their left and right.
From the very first days of boot camp, the implementation and understanding of authority is taught. Before the feet of the senior commanding officer boards a ship, the entire ship is aware of it. This is how we are to acknowledge and respect authority. This is exactly what the Centurion expressed when he encountered Jesus. Because this military man understood the authority of Jesus, Jesus replied in Matthew 8:10, “Truly I tell you, I have not found anyone in Israel with such great faith.” Imagine the entire Body of Christ moving in such an understanding of this faith!
There are great and mighty days that are coming to the Body of Christ. Now is the time for each of us to seek the heart of God so that we can understand what is taking place, and so much more. Also shared in this segment: The Call, Army of the Dawn, relationship, character, and purpose. Greg and Steve shared in this segment.
What do you do when a Move of God Arrives?
Rick Joyner continues to bring encouragement when he spoke at the “New Year 2016” Conference. There have been many prophetic words about the coming moves of God that are about to impact the globe. As Joyner shares his wisdom, he states, “There are always many moves of God going on. I like to get a little bit in all of them. I like to experience them. If I hear of something breaking out, I love to go there and experience it. But, I don’t try and ride that wave.” Joyner shares the dangers of getting caught up in everything that is happening, “You can’t ride every move of God, or every wave. You’ll just get confused and get shallow.”
Each of us has a place that God has orchestrated for us to be fully invested, related, and connected to. If not, we can be a danger to ourselves and others if we are simply going from one gathering to another without remaining faithful to where God has called us. If we are not connected to where God has placed us, then we are going to miss what God has for us.
Surfers understand the importance of being in the right place and the right time in order to catch the coming wave. With this in mind, they must also be headed in the right direction. It is the forceful exertion of paddling that allows them to ride what has been coming all along. This can only happen with adequate preparation. Be greatly encouraged as you find out what is taking place, how to get connected, prepared, and so much more. Also shared in this segment: Brownsville Revival, pride, offense, relationship, humility, and a Third Great Awakening. Greg and Steve shared in this segment.