I believe this latest article from Ben Lim of Los Angeles is a RESOUNDING call to the Church in this hour.
The Lord is shifting His lampstands and reigniting the fire of our First Love so that the new can come. And...through the pressing...He is pouring out NEW oil over His righteous sons and daughters!
Be blessed...and may you burn with the brightness of your First Love! (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)
Vision of the United States
A few days ago as I was in prayer, the Lord caught me up in a vision and showed me each state in America with burning lampstands. I saw the fifty states on the map of America and the Lord was moving and removing certain lampstands from each state. He was adding fresh oil and visibility to some. However, some states didn't have a lampstand.
The Lord spoke to me and said that He is removing lampstands, raising up new lampstands and, in some, He is adding fresh oil to burn bright with the glory of God!
Then the Lord showed me the city and the state of New York turning to the Lord in a mass spirit of repentance. I saw in the spirit that the Lord had removed a lampstand and had replaced it with a new one. I believe the Lord is setting up a new system and a new government with new leadership in that state. The Lord is jealous for His Bride in New York and He is setting up a new lampstand for the glory of God that will burn with truth, justice, righteousness, and life!
Vision of the Lampstands
In this vision, He continued to show me these three things:
1. Lampstands are increasing.
"Do we desire to please the eye of man or live before the audience of one?"
He is increasing the size, stature, and stance of our lampstands. I saw in a vision that the Lord was giving people larger platforms and mediums to be seen, heard and felt. The Lord was giving people greater visibility and authority to bring glory to His name.
Lampstands represent platforms, mediums, tools, gifts, talents, ministries and organizations. He is increasing the weight and the responsibility of your lampstand. The Lord is strategically positioning the right people in every region to shine bright with the glory of God in this time and in this hour.
"Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD has risen upon you." (Isaiah 60:1 ESV)
2. Lampstands are being removed.
The second thing the Lord showed me was that He was removing certain lampstands from our midst. Enough is enough, and He is removing certain lampstands out of judgment after a season of being offered an opportunity for repentance, but some are just being removed because it is the end of their assigned and allotted time and season.
As the world is in a great and grand shift, the Lord is also removing certain lampstands so that the "new" can come forth. Take heart, the next generation is taking their place. The Joshuas are more than ready to walk forward with the mantle of Elijah and with Moses' baton. The Lord is making space for the new and He is giving way to the new dreams, ministries, visions, businesses, and organizations to thrive and to shine.
3. The Lord is giving new oil.
The third thing that I saw was that the Lord is giving these lampstands new and fresh oil. There is fresh oil that is being released and it will not run out! The virgins will be ready with the God of more than enough.
Oil is only produced through the pressing and the grinding. Oil is only possessed by overcoming the pressures of life. The oil is the anointing of the Holy Spirit and it is what breaks the yoke. God doesn't want you to have the cheap and common thing. He wants you to posses the priceless substance from eternity. (Photo via Unsplash)
If you've been tested and pressed, then expect to receive a supernatural anointing that will break regional and generational curses. We need the anointing more than ever and the Lord is looking for His righteous sons and daughters to pour out the favor of His oil onto.
The Oil of Breakthrough
The Lord is giving fresh oil for innovation, creativity, miracles, acceleration, supernatural increase, prophecy, fire and greater glory. The Lord is giving us His fresh oil from Heaven above! It's time for us to burn bright and to last through the night and the midnight hour.
It is the oil of the Holy Spirit that will break the yoke of poverty and cancel all financial and spiritual debts (2 Kings 4:7).
The new oil means new power, new vision and new brightness. It also means new clarity and new visibility. These burning lampstands will shine with great and glorious purity and reflect Christ Jesus.
"He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of His nature, and He upholds the universe by the word of His power." (Hebrews 1:3a ESV)
Returning to Our First Love
"But I have this against you, that you have abandoned the love you had at first. Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent, and do the works you did at first. If not, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place, unless you repent." (Revelation 2:4-5 ESV)
"If you've been tested and pressed, then expect to receive a supernatural anointing that will break regional and generational curses. We need the anointing more than ever and the Lord is looking for His righteous sons and daughters to pour out the favor of His oil onto."
I believe the Lord is wanting to reawaken the fires of His first love in us which will cause us to return to the one thing which is, and always will be, the main thing. When it comes down to it it's not about ministry, it's about Him. It's not even about saving souls, it's about Him. It's not about healing the sick and raising the dead, it is and always has been and always will be about Him. The Lord is awakening the fires of first love. May the Lord find us burning bright in first love.
The One Thing
"But one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her." (Luke 10:42 ESV)
Have we become consumed with doing the works and the mechanics of ministry that we've become distracted like Martha? Have we become so professional in our church activities that we've become repetitive, mechanical, dull and religious like robots and servants, being anything but genuinely sensitive to the Holy Spirit?
Have we lost sight of Jesus in midst of the business of life? Have we fallen from our first love? Have we replaced spending time with Jesus with countless hours of tending to the needs of the sheep? Do we desire to please the eye of man or live before the audience of one?
We must return to our first love and repent from being busy, like Martha. As great as her intentions were, her performance attitude had caused her to miss the one thing which was most important.
The Spirit of Burning
"When the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion and cleansed the bloodstains of Jerusalem from its midst by a spirit of judgment and by a spirit of burning." (Isaiah 4:4 ESV)
The spirit of burning that the prophet Isaiah talks about is a Redeemer's fire. It is the effects of God's justice and mercy that is wanting to burn through every unholy thing and burn off the tares and the false and the evil. The fire of God is about to burn through His people and make us whole in the Holy Spirit. Holiness will mantle the Church with revival fire! (Photo via Unsplash)
There is a fresh fire that is being kindled. It's time for these lampstands to burn bright with the glory of God. There will be no compromise. Many will be won and will turn to the knowledge of God!
"John was a lamp that burned and gave light..." (John 5:35)
These lampstands will burn with zeal like John the Baptist, preparing a generation and pointing them to Jesus, the One who was and is and is to come. (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)
Ben Lim, Senior Pastor
His Way Life Church
Ben Lim is the Senior Pastor of His Way Life in the heart of Koreatown, Los Angeles. He is a dynamic Millennial preacher who has traveled to thirty-eight countries in just the past eight years. He spent his earlier years in the mission fields of Asia and Southeast Asia, preaching the Gospel to unreached people groups. He is the CEO of Ben Lim TV and Ben Lim Ministries. His ministry is accompanied with notable signs, wonders and miracles. He has ministered in evangelistic crusades in Pakistan, Dubai, and Africa seeing hundreds of thousands come to Jesus! He is ordained by Pastor Benny Hinn and the WHF (World Healing Fellowship) and is a trusted voice and a regular feature on the Elijah List and many other prophetic channels.
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