Rick Joyner says the Church will Take on a “Military Demeanor,” and What to do When a Move of God Arrives Part 1
Rick Joyner shared a prophecy titled Army of the Dawn, and it is accurate as to what God is saying about the Church. “You are going to see the body of Christ take on a military demeanor. It doesn’t mean we are going out killing people. It’s not what this army is about. We go out to heal them, raise them from the dead. You know not to wound them but to heal them. Not to conquer them but to set them free…but there is a military discipline that we have got to have a military demeanor I think you are going to see come upon the body of Christ more and more.”
God is a God of order, not chaos or confusion. In the body of Christ, the enemy is working hard to divide people from each other, but we must have order within the Church. God is giving the Church a grace to get in order and to take on this military demeanor, which is the Church walking in the order that God has called us to, that Rick prophesied about.
Steve shares about his experience in boot camp how order and unity quickly happen. A simple understanding of military boot camp is a great example of this. At the onset, there can be 50-70 individuals standing together. After a few short months, there is no individual, only one body. With the shout of one voice and 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.
When you look at the men and women in the military, they are unified and fighting for the person on their left and their right because they have a relationship with that person. And because of this, it causes the military to be stronger because they are not only fighting for a nation but each other. At your Church do you have a relationship with the people that you sit beside every Sunday? Do you know if they are going through any difficulty? When we look at the Church, presently it seems that many have focused more on numbers and the number of people that they can get to come to a service while at the same time neglecting relationships.
You can ask yourself if you are a person of order. Do I get offended when I am asked to do something? Do I have a place in the body? Do I know my call and my purpose? Am I ready to be launched into what God has called me to do? It is time for us to move into this season and begin a life of order if we haven’t been walking in the right order.
To see an example of how we must understand authority and order we can read the story of the Centurion in the Bible. This man was not even a Jew, but he completely understood the authority that Jesus had!
“When he had entered Capernaum, a centurion came forward to him, appealing to him, “Lord, my servant is lying paralyzed at home, suffering terribly.” And he said to him, “I will come and heal him.” But the centurion replied, “Lord, I am not worthy to have you come under my roof, but only say the word, and my servant will be healed. For I too am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. And I say to one, ‘Go,’ and he goes, and to another, ‘Come,’ and he comes, and to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.” When Jesus heard this, he marveled and said to those who followed him, “Truly, I tell you, with no one in Israel have I found such faith. I tell you, many will come from the east and west and recline at the table with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven, while the sons of the kingdom will be thrown into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” And to the centurion Jesus said, “Go; let it be done for you as you have believed.” And the servant was healed at that very moment.” Matthew 8:5-13
We must spend time with God because we can’t walk in order unless we hear from God on how to do that. If you need help on how to spend time with God every day you can get your free plan at iAbide. Also, discipleship is important! Through discipleship we can learn how to walk in the order God has called us to so that we can be unified with the body of Christ and teach others to do that same. Knowing our purpose and our place in this life is important, and this will naturally be made known to you as you come to know Jesus and walk in the order, He has called us to. If you need help with discipleship, you can start your journey today on Emmaus Road! We want to hear from you; you can write to us at [email protected]. Greg and Steve shared in this segment.