In August of 2023, the Lord gave me a word concerning a Wave of Glory that would be coming…
“There is a wave of Glory that is coming to the Body of Christ, it isn’t about new mantles or fresh revelation…it is a wave that will crash down against the grains of sand that will transform individuals through genuine repentance. The Lord will move upon individuals and their lives will appear to be going through difficult transitions, however, those transitions are how He will transform individuals by breaking off their selfishness, greed, lust, disobedience, and hard-hearts. Repentance will be the fruit of the Glory. There is a Holy Spirit day of reckoning coming to many in the Body of Christ!”
This is not about punishment. This is not about condemnation. This wave of Glory is about a necessary alignment for the Body. This wave of Glory isn’t a public spectacle of guilt and shame. This wave is about positioning individuals to adhere to the conviction of Holy Spirit to return home to The Father, and no longer remain a part of the world for cultural acceptance. God is not pleased nor is He glorified by our sins. He is magnified in genuine, humble, full repentance. When we bring him the proper sacrifice, our sin is redeemed and His Glory is revealed throughout our lives.
When this happens it grieves me to see how sin is exposed, (not for shame), but for the urgency of repentance. Whether in the public, or even privately in small communities my heart breaks for everyone that is involved. When the world witnesses the failures of mankind who profess to be Christian, it tends to expose the flaws that we have established within many churches. The world pounces on these moments to criticize church leaders, ministries, and individuals. The failures, mistakes, poor decisions, lack of discernment, spiritual or verbal abuse, etc., are the things that the world loves to dissect into why God isn’t real or why God isn’t good.
I have been consistently seeking the Lord and asking Him to give me the understanding of hope, redemption, and reconciliation in a genuine need for repentance. I have sought the Lord as I am aware that it appears the Body of Christ continues to receive a black eye as people have been hurt (emotionally, spiritually, and/or physically), and many have left the church with more questions than answers, and some have walked away from the Lord because of what man has demonstrated to them.
While in prayer the Lord spoke the following to me…”There will be An Emergence of The Faithful Ones.”
What does this mean? Specifically, what does this mean for the Body of Christ? According to the Word of God, to be faithful means we are to be reliable, steadfast, and unwavering in our walk with the Lord. Faithfulness is demonstrated as an attribute of God, a positive characteristic in His people. Scripture speaks of God’s faithfulness when He says He will do something, and He does it, even when it seems impossible. If God were unfaithful, He would not be God, and we could not rely on any of His promises. But, “Not one word has failed of all the good promises he gave” (1 Kings 8:56). God is reliable, steadfast, and unwavering. God does not have to work at being faithful; He is faithful. Faithfulness is an essential part of who He is.
There are many examples throughout the Word of God that exemplify man’s faithfulness as they served the Lord…
HANNAH – She trusted that God was faithful even when she was facing barrenness. As a result of her faithfulness, the prophet Samuel was born.
RUTH – She honored her mother-in-law and was faithful to her, resulting in the lineage of Christ being preserved.
DAVID – Despite his sinful choices, he was still faithful to the Lord and known as a man after God’s heart.
ESTHER – She was faithful to God and His leading in her life. Even in her role as queen, she was humble and risked her own life to save her people from death.
NOAH – He was faithful to God’s leading, resulting in humanity being saved physically and a continuation of God’s promise of salvation for all.
JOSEPH – Even though Joseph was sold into slavery by his brothers, lied about by Potiphar’s wife, and forgotten in prison by the baker and candlestick maker, he was faithful.
Those are just a few that are considered Faithful. As those come to remembrance, none of them speak to me concerning the exact word that the Lord had spoken to me during prayer. I had to seek the Lord, and through that time, I was directed to Silas. The majority of the times that we hear his name, it is always connected with the Apostle Paul, specifically during the time that they were imprisoned and they began to sing. What is the Lord saying?
According to the Bible and Church History, Silas was known to be a leader in the early church. Silas was known to be on the missionary journey with Paul, and according to 1 Peter 5:12 he is described as a “faithful brother”. Silas was a Hellenistic Jew and a Roman citizen. We are first introduced to Silas as a leader and teacher in the Jerusalem church. The Jerusalem Council chose Silas to help communicate the council’s decision to Antioch, along with the Apostle Paul. It would be on Paul’s second missionary journey that he chose Silas to go with him due to the disagreement that Paul had with Barnabas concerning the immaturity of John Mark.
While in Philippi, they would be arrested, beaten, and imprisoned. But “about midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them” (Acts 16:25). If you are familiar with the scriptures, you know that God miraculously shakes the prison and all the doors of the cells are opened. The jailer, having witnessed their faith, asked them, “what must I do to be saved?” Paul and Silas answered, “Believe on the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved”. The jailer was saved that night, and he and his family were all baptized.
What a great reminder and encouragement for us that even in extremely difficult times, God can bring about great things for His Glory! Get that the fact that the prisoners were “listening” to Paul and Silas singing. As followers of Jesus, we have people watching how we respond to our circumstances. Imagine what would have been if Paul and Silas had been griping or whining about the injustice of their punishment.
After this powerful move of God, we also learn that Silas and Timothy ministered in Berea, and Silas spent extra time in Corinth, ministering after Paul left that city. Silas would also serve alongside the Apostle Peter.
It seems strange to us because we don’t particularly think of Silas as being someone who stands out for his faithfulness. However, Silas is a great example of someone who used his gifts to serve the Lord and others with all of his heart. The apostles defined him as “faithful,” and he was also known as someone who would “encourage and strengthen the brothers”. We could even say that Silas was “a brother . . . born for adversity” (Proverbs 17:17).
Here is where I began to understand what the Lord is saying as we go into where His Hand is moving upon His people. Remember, ”There will be An Emergence of The Faithful Ones.” I believe that we are going to see individuals who have been on the sidelines, those who have been hidden, those who don’t have major platforms, and those who rarely have been heard from…the Lord is going to use the individuals as he did with Silas, in this hour to shake the spiritual jail cells in the lives of others, so that they will walk through open doors. We must remember that according to the Jewish Calendar, we are in the year of the Open Door (5784). How fitting is it that it was God who opened the prison doors (not man) and the Jewish Year of the Open Door is about what God opens, not what man opens.
The Faithful Ones will emerge and we will see God’s hand move in the redemption and reconciliation in the homes of Families, not just isolated individuals. We will see entire homes come to the Lord through the salvation of Jesus Christ. They will be Born-Again. They will be baptized in Spirit and Water. We will see God bring forth the faithful ones to demonstrate to the world His Glory. God always has a remnant that reveals the Goodness of God. Amid the failures of mankind, God will reveal the faithful ones. Get ready for the shaking to continue as it is needed to open doors that only God can open for the moving of His Spirit on mankind. God will be glorified and He will use the Faithful Ones!