Five Fruits of the Concerted Church

prophetic Jun 01, 2021


Along my journey of walking with Jesus, there have been a few notable prophetic experiences that I have sought to steward with care and wise counsel. A number of these experiences have proven beneficial to share in hopes that, as with all New Testament prophecy, those who read may be built up, encouraged, and comforted (1 Corinthians 14:3). As you read, please keep these important values in mind.

  • Every prophetic revelation, interpretation, and application must honor and submit to the authority of Scripture.
  • Patiently allow the Lord to clarify and confirm the interpretation and application. Be cautious not to jump to conclusions or make assumptions about the interpretation.
  • Do not automatically accept what you read, even if you want it to be true.
  • Do not base major decisions solely on prophetic words.

June 22, 2020

As the dream began, I was seated in the prayer room at the International House of Prayer in Kansas City. As I sat in my chair listening to the worship, the Lord began to speak clearly to me with an audible voice. Whether the voice was internal or external, I was not sure, but the voice was very clear, as if it came from within me and from a giant, surround-sound source in the room. The Lord said, “I will use the coming days of turmoil and urgency to bring my church together in greater love for one another. These are five ways that building unity will help my church grow.”

  1. It will beautify my people with humility as they grow in understanding the leadership of Jesus and submit to one another in love.
  2. It will be the only way forward to endure the coming days of escalating turmoil and deception.
  3. It will be a distinguishing characteristic that will be attractive to unbelievers.
  4. It will multiply the fruit of their efforts as they accomplish more together.
  5. It will bring my people into compliance with the commands of Jesus.

Each one of these points evoked a flood of thoughts and Scripture references as the Lord repeated the list three times. I immediately committed the list to memory and then woke up in the middle of the night in the presence of the Lord. I quickly wrote down the five points and then fell back asleep.

As I returned to sleep, I entered a second dream, this time appearing in the middle of an evening worship gathering of about thirty people in a home. My friend Aaron was leading the worship from his guitar seated comfortably in a chair without any microphone or sound system. I had no idea the context of what I was seeing, but I immediately heard the same voice of the Lord speak the same five points again, evoking the same flood of thoughts again. The dream ended as soon as the Lord concluded the five points once through.

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