In 2005 the Lord showed me a vision of what He referred to as, "the Samuel Call". As I watched this vision play out, I saw youth and young adults walking in a forward, unbreakable and sure-footed stride. I then heard the Lord speak, "There will be a group of teens who will hear My voice and will radically answer the call in spirit and in truth. From that, a revival of hearing My Holy Spirit speak will break out among the young generation. They will rise up in boldness to answer My call. The Samuel Call. This young generation will move mightily in boldness and truth - unafraid and unashamed to do My work and to declare in purity the name of Jesus Christ. They will become as an army of Calebs (those who know they've heard My voice and proceed accordingly, regardless of the circumstances surrounding them.)"
Before proceeding, I'd like to clarify; although I have seen a vision and heard a word from the Lord specifically in regards to the youth and young adults, He also has given me witness within my spirit, though this uprising will predominantly begin with and include the younger people of this generation, it will not consist exclusively of them. God will not exclude any who have a heart for, and who are willing to move in His love and obedience for what He's doing in this Samuel Call movement. He looks upon the heart, searching for love and obedience above all else.
I recently heard Him say, "Because you have dedicated unto Me and found value in the youth of this generation and because you have built up the gifts that those with religious mindsets have formerly torn down, therefore, your prayers of dedication have been heard and are powerful for the time at hand in becoming ripe."
This present generation of spiritual fathers and mothers have stood in the gap for the generation to follow, preparing the way for them to be raised up as leaders for the Lord and, not merely as those following in the shadow of the present generation.
Hannah cried out to the Lord, asking to bring forth a son (1 Samuel chpt 1), and the Lord heard her and had favor upon her. She bore a son, named him Samuel, and as she vowed to do, gave him back to the Lord, dedicating his life for service unto God. As a young boy Samuel heard the Lord call his name, and answered the call. (1 Samuel chpt 3) He became a mouthpiece for the Lord, and because of his faithfulness to Him, the Lord was also faithful to fulfill every word Samuel spoke. Hannah prayed, conceived, birthed and then, gave back (sent out) to the Lord that which He had brought forth through her.
In that example, we have a clear direction of how the apostolic mantle is to function within the church. (The apostolic heart will; Intercede for, be a safe environment for new ministries to develop, allow them to become who and what they are, send them out but not in abandonment.)
Just as Samuel heard and answered the voice of the Lord calling him, so it is that this generation of spiritual fathers and mothers are birthing (mentoring) those who will be called sons of God, because they are led by the Spirit of God, having ears to hear. (Romans 8:14)
In this past decade, we have been witnessing the apostolic mantle being restored back into position, as well as, having a greater sensitivity and understanding of it's importance to the Church. The restoration of the office of apostle and the apostolic function is vital for this army of 'Calebs' & 'Samuels', to emerge and be sent forth.
The name 'Samuel' means; heard by God. The portion of this anointing will be of those who have ears inclined to the voice and direction of the Holy Spirit, and who's words are powerful to accomplish that which they are spoken on behalf of. Such as; 'be healed', and they were healed! This will become the 'norm' within the lives of these Believers.
The portion of the anointing such as a 'Caleb' would be of those who have a perspective from complete faith. They will boldly and without wavering choose to believe God at His word regardless of what the natural surroundings might declare. They walk by faith and not by sight.
This generation of radical believers of which I saw in the vision, walk in a combined anointing such as Samuel and Caleb, and are radical transformers and revivalists who are emerging presently to set the world ablaze for Jesus Christ. They will not look like what the church has previously looked like, because they were not birthed from a religious system/mindset. Rather than coming to know the Lord through means of traditional religion, they came thirsty to know Him as He truly is, in His unconditional love and the liberty of the Spirit. Therefore, they walk in a holy boldness, as those who are confident in knowing Him and being known by Him.They have a single focus for Jesus, bringing the true message of Christ to the world. In the good news of the gospel there is no judgment or condemnation. They walk in His authority and the Word is established in their hearts, and therefore pours from their mouths like healing balm. They are not ashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ and make no apologies for their faith. Although they do not have the appearance of what the Church has been expected to look like according to traditional religion, they are completely grounded in relationship with the Lord. They walk in true liberty, power and love of the Spirit, bringing about a Holy Spirit revolution to be seen by the world, and the fire of true revival to the Church.
To many, this Holy Spirit uprising/awakening/movement, whatever you are stirred to refer to it as, will be considered a revival, yet to many others, it will be considered a Holy Spirit revolution.
Revival - Act or instance of reviving, or state of being revived; restoration. Renewed attention to something. Renewed interest in religion, after indifference and decline; a period of religious awakening.
Revolution - A progressive motion of body around a center or axis, such that any line of the body remains throughout parallel to it's initial position, to which it returns upon completing the circuit. Motion of any figure about a center or axis. Completion of a course, as of years, or of any recurring series of events. A total radical change. A fundamental change in political organization, or in a government or constitution, the overthrow or renunciation of one government or ruler and the substitution of another.
*(Please note that in making reference of a Holy Spirit "revolution" in regards to an 'overthrow or renunciation of a government ruler' would be in connection only of the government of Jesus Christ being established within our hearts, and not that of an actual overthrow of any government official or constitution in the natural.)
Jesus did not come to the earth to bind us up with more rules and laws. He came to do exactly the opposite and to set us free from the letter of the law. This Holy Spirit revolution will be so different and powerful, simply because those at the forefront are not held captive by the mindset that God is religious, nor are they trying to keep the dead works of the law. It is the prelude to a reformation of the Church, into genuineness.
Genuine - 1. Actually belonging to, or proceeding from, the reputed source, origin or author; authentic. 2. Of or pertaining to the original stock or source 3. Sincere, free from hypocrisy.
Is that not what we've been crying out for? Believe it or not, the world has been searching for genuineness, and when we see this emerge, we will also bear witness to a great harvest being brought into the church.
What will we see first? A breaking away of the religious filter that we have often been ensnared by, which has been causing us to wrongly view ourselves, and others as well.
This is surely a depiction of how the Lord desires each and every one of us to walk in His Spirit. It's the foundational simplicity of our salvation. It's those who worship in Spirit and in Truth. That's where we find genuineness. It's the good news of the gospel in action.
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