(This prophetic word was delivered on March 19, 2016 at the Orlando House of Prayer with Carlos and Emily Sarmiento.)
Through an open vision and prophetic dream several weeks ago, I saw a demonic spirit of “striving” that was loosed upon the church of Orlando and the Lord said to me,
“Many churches and ministries that were once birthed by the Spirit of God in Orlando are now being run, maintained, and strangled by human effort. There is a slow and very painful spiritual death occurring within many spiritual leaders in Orlando because they refuse to bend at the sound of My voice. Some spiritual leaders believe that they are revival EXPERTS, they are convinced that because they were once a part of the move of My Spirit years ago, that they will not miss what’s coming and they do not know that I will not pour new wine into their old wine skins. Some spiritual leaders have taken pride in their rhetoric and polished sermons. They are EXPOSITORS full of human wisdom and commentary, yet they lack a demonstration of My power that will rattle the valley of dry bones that they minister to weekly. Still others spiritual leaders are master ENTERTAINERS, for their desire to pimp My people for money and services has come before Me like a stench in My nostrils. Am I impressed with their television programs and media distribution? Why do they falsely assume that I will bless them when they have not even sought My face and repented of their wickedness and sin? Have they forgotten that it is I who raise up leaders and tear down their platforms in a moment?
Behold, I am releasing My cleansing judgment upon the church of Orlando that will separate the precious from the worthless, the wheat from the chaff, and the vile from the pure. I will drive a stake into the heart of My church in Orlando that will cause the rivers of living water to burst forth, for they shall not be held back any longer. There must be a renewed focus on the person of Jesus Christ like never before.
I am raising up REVIVALISTS in Orlando that will carry the fire of My love and it will turn the hard hearted into lovesick once again. These men and women will have a sphere of influence in the marketplace and the streets will be filled with My glory. Be on the lookout for My church REFORMERS, for even now they are bringing reformation to the current religious structure. These men and women will long to live a lifestyle found in Acts 2 and will thrive meeting house to house. It’s time to take over the neighborhoods, it’s time for missional community, and transparent leadership. I do a new thing in your midst. Are you ready? Finally, My REDEEMERS are coming! For I have hidden them for such a time as this. They will be a company of men and women who will redeem the time, redeem the land, and redeem the lost. They will play in the dirt and love the smell of bad body odor coming from the poor and homeless. What repels the religious, My Redeemers will be drawn toward. I am coming to sift the church of Orlando and restore her back to glory. Yes, the exposing of the flesh is coming, but yet the revealing of what My Spirit is about to do will be greater” says the Lord.
Let Heaven Come,