For almost fifty years of ministry I have heard the prophetic community tells us that we are on the verge of something new. Terms like, a new anointing, new alignment, new generation, new move, a new season, change is coming, there is a shift in the heavenlies, God is about to do a new thing, etc. Others have told us that God is raising up a new company. I don't recall how many new companies I've heard about over the past fifty years. There have been at least a dozen or more that come to mind. This growing chorus of change seems to be getting louder and louder, however, by the time one word regarding change is given, another has already replaced it.
This all begs
the question, are these genuine words or just the earnest desire of those longing for some type of recognition in the prophetic community? While the answer may well be yes to both of these possibilities, there is also a third one to consider.
Just the other day I was reading Paul's letter to the Romans where he tells us, "the anxious longing of creation waits eagerly for the revealing of the sons of God … For we know the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now." Not only does Paul tell us that all of creation is in labor, but he goes on to state, "And not only this, but also we ourselves … groan within
ourselves, waiting eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies." Romans 8:22,23) read more