My wife and I have been going through the book of Ezekiel at night before we turn out the lights. At first, I questioned the Lord why this particular book and why now?
Well, this message He has given me pretty much answers that question, boy howdy…
I pray you all take heed and become part of the answer instead of part of the problem. It’s time to get up out of the pews and take back our churches, our families, and our country.
I pray this message touches a nerve and instills in you to do just that … if you do? it will bring a new day, a new beginning.
“So I prophesied as I was commanded; and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and behold, a rattling; and the bones came together, bone to its bone. 8 And I looked, and behold, sinews were on them, and flesh grew and skin covered them; but there was no breath in them. 9 Then He said to me, “Prophecy to the breath, prophesy, son of man, and say to the breath, ‘Thus says the Lord God, “Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe on these slain, that they come to life.”’” 10 So I prophesied as He commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they came to life and stood on their feet, an exceedingly great army.
That when the wicked sprouted up like grass
And all who did iniquity flourished,
It was only that they might be destroyed forevermore.
8 But You, O Lord, are on high forever.
9 For, behold, Your enemies, O Lord,
For, behold, Your enemies will perish;
All who do iniquity will be scattered.
10 But You have exalted my horn like that of the wild ox;
I have been anointed with fresh oil.
11 And my eye has looked exultantly upon my foes,
My ears hear of the evildoers who rise up against me.
Mario Murillo wrote a book titled Fresh Fire. This book was written in 1991, but the message is so relevant that it seems like it was written yesterday.
The truth is that the message contained in that book is far more relevant, and more important, and more urgent right now than it was in 1991. The world in 2021 has gone a long way the wrong way. We are without a doubt in a far worse and more critical condition than we were in 1991.
But I have to say, what concerns me a hundred times more than the shape the world is in, is the shape the church is in. I know we don’t want to admit it, but the blame for the evil, the darkness, and the perversion in this country, lay on the doorstep of the church. We could get even more specific and say… that it really falls squarely upon the pulpits and those who have stood, and are standing behind them today.
Sadly there has been a horrible vacancy of God called, and God anointed warriors of the cross, who unashamedly without fear or favor have proclaimed an unadulterated gospel that condemned sin, that confronted the sinner, and that convicted lukewarm saints. What we are seeing in America today, is what happens when a nation loses the stabilizing power of a holy, anointed, God-fearing, fire baptized church, and lets down her standard, and starts playing footsies with the world.
It has happened just like the Bible says, evil communications corrupt good manners. This means if you lie down with the dogs you’re going to rise up with fleas. This simply means… you become like the company you keep.
For too long the church has tried to be a friend of the world. We even went so far as to completely restructure the church so as to not offend anyone. We called it the seeker-sensitive movement. The church made every effort to make the sinner comfortable in church. Remove the altars, remove any songs about the blood from our songbooks, have no emotional responses to the Holy Spirit, such as… dancing, or running, or shouting. And especially no spiritual manifestations like speaking in other tongues, or prophecy, or God forbid, casting out devils.
So essentially the church invited the sinner in and pushed the Holy Spirit out. So churches began to fill up with sinners who were comfortable in church, because there was no preaching against sin, and no Holy Spirit presence to convict them or deliver them from their sin. So preachers left off the business of building the kingdom of God and got in the business of building churches, and growing numbers, instead of growing up soldiers of the cross, who lived holy, sanctified, consecrated lives, who feared God and hated sin.
So there was a huge vacuum of Holy Ghost filled fire baptized leadership, and the devil moved quickly to fill that vacancy with, seeker-sensitive, greasy grace, get rich quick preachers, who were more concerned about dollars in the plates and butts in the seats, than building spiritual warriors, who could live holy, cast out devils and heal the sick.
So here we are in 2021 and we find ourselves like Samson, moving and shaking, but by his wit not the Spirit of God… the presence and the power of God had departed from him. That’s where we are as a movement, that’s where the church in America is by and large.
Now if Samson’s story would have ended there, it would have been the tragedy of all tragedies, but it didn’t. Although they punched out his eyes, and they bound him and put him to work grinding their meal. It was not the end for Samson.
Yes, he paid a high price for his adulterous affair with the world. And yes he suffered a great deal of pain. And yes he was humiliated beyond imagination. But his story didn’t end there. And I’m so glad because it feels like the church in America is standing in the very same place.
She has had her adulterous affair with the world, she has played fast and loose, and she has gambled and lost. But thanks be to God, because of his amazing grace and mercy, it’s not over yet.
Just like Samson got another chance, I believe the church is getting one last chance to wake up to her calling, and her destiny. And she is getting a fresh fire. Like David said, “I shall be anointed with fresh oil”. She is going to shake herself one more time, and the world and the devil are going to laugh because they think it’s just the last shakings of a dying church…
But that is where they make their big mistake because it’s not the death rattle of a dying church, but it’s the sound of dry bones rattling.
Something is happening in the boneyard. Yes, the bones have been very dry, for a very long time, but dry wood is exactly what is needed for a good fire. And I believe we’re getting ready to see fire as we have never seen before.
Conditions are just about right. We are just about ready to hit critical mass, and while the world is expecting civil war, the true God called prophets and preachers of the gospel, are declaring spiritual war, and are calling for the true body of Christ to rise up and shake herself, and receive the fresh fire of the Holy Ghost and power.
Something is happening in the boneyard. There is a revival taking place. And bones are coming together, bone to his bone, and resurrection life is filling these bodies once again.
There’s a revival in the boneyard. There is a fire that is hitting the true sold-out church of God, and there is a fire that is hitting the state of California.
Fresh fire is falling on the church again, and all we have to do is be honest about it, and tell God… We need it. In fact, let’s just be honest about it, if we don’t have a fresh baptism of fire in America, the American church will cease to exist… There won’t be a church left in America. The church in America as we know her right now has become a laughing stock, and the butt of the jokes of nighttime comedians.
But that’s because this generation has not seen the true church of the Lord Jesus Christ, fire baptized, walking in holiness, healing the sick, and casting out devils. But they’re going to.
But like I said, it’s going to require a fresh fire baptism.
Every new level of endeavor, or a new level of warfare, demands a fresh anointing.
In the book of Acts Chapter 4, the disciples have just returned to their own company after being strongly threatened to not preach or teach anymore in the name of Jesus. But instead of complying and hanging their heads in shame, they gathered together to bombard heaven for more power.
23 When they had been released, they went to their own companions and reported all that the chief priests and the elders had said to them. 24 And when they heard this, they lifted their voices to God with one accord and said, “O Lord, it is You who made the heaven and the earth and the sea, and all that is in them, 25 who by the Holy Spirit, through the mouth of our father David Your servant, said,
‘Why did the Gentiles rage,
And the peoples devise futile things?
26 ‘The kings of the earth took their stand,
And the rulers were gathered together
Against the Lord and against His Christ.’
27 For truly in this city there were gathered together against Your holy servant Jesus, whom You anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, along with the Gentiles and the peoples of Israel, 28 to do whatever Your hand and Your purpose predestined to occur. 29 And now, Lord, take note of their threats, and grant that Your bond-servants may speak Your word with all confidence, 30 while You extend Your hand to heal, and signs and wonders take place through the name of Your holy servant Jesus.” 31 And when they had prayed, the place where they had gathered together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak the word of God with boldness.
Then what was the result of this fresh baptism of Holy Ghost fire and power? Vs  says… And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all.
Then Chapter 5 verse 12 says… And by the hands of the apostles were many signs and wonders wrought among the people; and they were all with one accord in Solomon’s porch.
That’s where we’re at right now, the times and the conditions, demand that the church receives a fresh baptism of fire from heaven.
And the great thing is, God is ready to do it, we just have to ask.
Now, here is where I’m coming from in this message. I honestly don’t believe there is one person here today that doesn’t realize that we are in trouble, and the only thing that is going to save us is… The power of God.
But the question is, where is that power? Where is it coming from? Are we supposed to wait until some special man or woman comes to us before we experience the power of God?
Or could it be that you and I are those special vessels that God wants to fill, and flow out of? I believe so. I believe God is waiting for us to wait on Him.
By that I mean, God is waiting for us to get alone with Him, and get in His presence, and become clothed with His anointing. Then out of that secret place of waiting in His presence, will come power.
Yes, it’s the power of God that destroys the works of the devil. But it is His presence that leads us to His power.
I could ask you today… How many want the power of God in your life? But the real question should be… How many really want to seek, and live daily in the manifest presence of Jesus?
When we find His presence, we will find His power. Something is happening in the boneyard. The church is getting hungry for the presence of God.
We need HIm NOW or our country our way of life is doomed!
until next time, stay safe and keep looking up!
O’ Father, I pray a new and fresh anointing would come over this land like none seen before, that your holy spirit would fill and change hearts, not just in American, but throughout the world. What’s going on can’t continue Lord. So much is needed and it’s overwhelming to us but it isn’t for you. All things are possible through your Son, Jesus Christ, and I call on Him now … in the precious name of Jesus, I pray this prayer.