This is a most brilliant word from Millennial pastor, Ben Lim. It is full of wisdom and prophetic revelation for this generation and the times we are in.
I appreciate hearing from the young voices that God is raising up in our day...there is so much zeal and passion in them and what they have to share!
Now I want you to slowly and carefully read this article from Ben, as there is much to take in! (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)
We are living in urgent times. We are living in historic times. We are in the middle of the greatest battle for souls – souls, souls, souls! As a result, the enemy is busy trying to distract the Church and divide her so that we will not gain greater ground and win souls for Christ.
I think we need to stop the dissensions and stop the bickering. It's time for the Church to rise up with truth and love in the greatest hour of Earth's history. Now is the time for the Church to stand united and win in this battle for souls.
The Three Major Signs of the Billion-Soul Harvest
There are three major signs that I believe have been ringing aloud just in this year 2018. They have been alarming! I believe these are all signs for the preparation of what I believe is toward the billion-soul harvest!
1) The Passing of Our Great Fathers and Generals and Transitions of Leadership
"It is time to raise up the soul-winners. It is time to win our children to the Father. It is time to win America to the Lord."
Many fathers and mothers of the faith have been passing onto glory. Some have passed on suddenly and some, expectantly. Though this may be sad, this is also a sign of great jubilee and glory. This is truly a graduation, not just for the fathers and mothers passing, but for the Body of Christ as a whole.
This is an opportunity for the new-breed Church to rise up and to take their place. But are we ready? Is the Church actually ready to take on such a great role, in place of their fathers and mothers? The Lord is graduating His people. The Lord is graduating and promoting the Body of Christ to excel into the next great step of her destiny.
Fathers and mothers typically stand for the head of an era or over a region. They stand for the spiritual climate and the covering of the season. Blessings and curses will flow from the head to the Body; from the top-down.
Now this transition of leadership and covering is both a fearful and an awesome thing. This means that many of our younger, new-breed prophetic voices must stand up and arise in truth and righteousness.
The baton of leadership is being passed onto this generation. In example, as we can see from the life of Elijah to Elisha and from Moses to Joshua. There is a massive transference of mantles and blessings that is taking place. And for some reason, there is an acceleration of this! This is the doing of the Lord.
"The righteous perish, and no one takes it to heart; the devout are taken away, and no one understands that the righteous are taken away to be spared from evil." (Isaiah 57:1)
2) The Spirit of Suicide
There has been an increased numbers of people committing suicide. It is so sad to see so many influential and affluent people, even in Hollywood taking their lives! This is has become far too common and it is not right. This is a sign to this generation! Nothing can fill the void of a man's heart! People are desperately longing for something more. (Photo via Unsplash)
I know that this can be a grievous subject to talk about, but studies have shown that many of our children are currently thinking of suicide. In fact, this spirit has gone rampant in America. This spirit of suicide is derived from deception. And many Christians are battling through ongoing thoughts of confusion and lies. Suicide is not from the Lord. Suicide is not from God! And we must take authority of this lie and rebuke and renounce these thoughts of wanting to perish!
"I will not die but live, and will proclaim what the LORD has done." (Psalm 118:17)
This generation will be pro-life not pro-abortion. This generation will be pro-life! They will scream aloud from the rooftops, life, life, life in abundance! The enemy is trying to forfeit the lives of our sons and daughters so that their divine callings and destinies would be cut out and cut short. The devil has been plotting to take out our lives. This spirit of depression has crept into becoming a stronghold of suicide over many, but we declare and decree that the Lord is releasing the Spirit of abundant life over His people!
"The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly." (John 10:10 ESV)
If you have ever thought of taking your own life then let me tell you, that this is not you! That is a lie from the pit of Hell. This is a lie from the devil. This is an evil spirit that has been sweeping over America, but the Lord is about to break you out into great joy!
3) Unjust Murders, Massacres and Homicides
The number of massacres, killings, and homicides have gone through the roof. There has been too much innocent bloodshed...this lawlessness is coming to a stop! Enough is enough!
"This is an opportunity for the new-breed Church to rise up and to take their place."
The number of school shootings has outrageously increased over the last few years. And this is not okay. This is not a matter of gun rights or the right to bear arms, but I do believe that this is is a matter of the Spirit. This is a reflection of the spiritual battle that is currently taking place.
"For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places." (Ephesians 6:12 ESV)
We, the Church, must pray and take dominion of our airs and our atmospheres. We must be present in the lives of our children, in our homes and in their schools. The light of Christ must shine and teach Christ's truth to all the world.
These murders will come to a stop! A true move of God will convict all people of sin and righteousness. The Holy Spirit will cause many crimes in the inner-cities to cease. There will be peace and truly, I believe the lion and the lamb shall lie together in our day!
"The wolf will live with the lamb, the leopard will lie down with the goat, the calf and the lion and the yearling together; and a little child will lead them." (Isaiah 11:6)
This move of God will bring true peace and harmony to all mankind.
The Billion Soul Harvest
These three phenomenons that I listed above have to do with souls! Souls are the common denominator – souls, souls, souls! These three signs are all pointing to the current war between the Kingdom of Heaven and the kingdom of darkness.
Where do you want to stand for the rest of eternity? Where do you want your children to stand? Heaven and Hell are real places. They are real and they are dawning upon us more clearly than ever before.
Whatever your eschatology is, I believe the Lord is highlighting the war over people's eternal salvation. That is why the Lord has been highlighting the office and the voice of the evangelist this year. That is why there's been a surge and change from "The Call" to "The Send". (Photo via Unsplash)
The Lord is sending out His laborers into the harvest fields of America and of all the earth to win souls for Christ! It's time to make disciples of all nations. Souls are in the waiting and are in the standing before the throne of God. It is our duty to bring people to Jesus. We have been commissioned with the "go" of the Gospel!
The Return of the Prodigals
I see in the spirit a great rush of prodigals returning home to the Father. The prodigals are returning home! They are not returning to a religious system nor to an institution, but to the Father of lights and to the family of God.
It is time to raise up the soul-winners. It is time to win our children to the Father. It is time to win America to the Lord. In the words of the late Charles Finney: "He that winneth souls is wise (Proverbs 11:30) - Those are the best educated ministers, who win the most souls."
The Lord is preparing the Church for the billion-soul harvest! (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)
Ben Lim, Senior Pastor
His Way Life Church
Ben Lim is a dynamic Millennial leader who currently serves as the senior pastor of His Way Life in Koreatown, Los Angeles. He is the director of Open Heaven Cry, a missions and revival network, and is a highly sought out international speaker. He is the CEO of Ben Lim TV and is the author of the book Men of Valor. He loves to live life in the fullness as a son of the Most High.
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