God is doing a New Thing
Isaiah 43:18 “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. 19 See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?” NIV
Isaiah 48:6 …”From now on I will tell you of new things, of hidden things unknown to you. 7 They are created now, and not long ago; you have not heard of them before today”. NIV (see also Jer 31:21 and Isa 65:17).
New Truth and the Requirement to “Forget”: In a time of New Prophetic Initiative, we have to engage in a process of “forgetting” the former things. The word “forget” means to not be preoccupied by the former things, to not emphasise the former things in thought, conversation and operations. This word does not mean nor imply that we should abandon and reject truths that God has given to us in the former seasons. The Kingdom of God advances through the accumulation of Truth over time and through generations. We continue to appreciate the former Truths that have brought us to this present illumination but must nonetheless comply to the requirement to set aside the former, as God continues to build upon it and pronounce the New Thing that He is doing (Heb. 10:9). The word “forget” therefore seeks to clarify that we should see and interpret former truths through the filter of the New Thing that God is doing. As captured in Deut. 29:29 – the revealed things belong to us and to our children forever. Every truth that comes from God is therefore intended to establish current and future generations (Acts 2:39, Gal. 3:29). This means that “forgetting” requires that we establish new emphasis in our accumulated Doctrine because we have to live by Manna that falls to us today.
The New Thing requires focus, attention and obedience from us as the Church. In a day of New Prophetic Initiative, we cannot continue as usual with our activities. We have to be like Noah – when we see a New Prophetic Future in God, we have to move in swift obedience as we engage in Divine Implementation to fulfil the Purposes of God. Hebrews 11:7 By faith Noah, when warned about things not yet seen, in holy fear built an ark to save his family. By his faith he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness that comes by faith. NIV
Church has entered a New Season – We have to Observe our Time of Migration
Ecclesiastes 3:1 There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven: NIV
God changes Seasons and He reveals New Prophetic Emphases (He gives Wisdom) that the Church must begin to engage in the New Season: Daniel 2:21 He changes times and seasons; he sets up kings and deposes them. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning. 22 He reveals deep and hidden things; he knows what lies in darkness, and light dwells with him. NIV
Jeremiah 8:7 Even the stork in the sky knows her appointed seasons, and the dove, the swift and the thrush observe the time of their migration. But my people do not know the requirements of the LORD. NIV
In this New Season, God is declaring to the Church that – we must observe the Time of our Migration. The word “observe” means the following: to hedge about, to guard or protect, to pay close attention, to attend to, to watch over, to administrate. This captures the demand from God, for Church to circulate around the New Prophetic Initiative of the Lord. The word emphasises the need for us to focus and organise ourselves around the New Thing that God is doing. This means that we must begin to establish it as an Emphasis in our Lives, Families, Churches and Operations.
The word “observe” is also used in Genesis 2:15. The LORD God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it, NIV. Adam had to take care of or administer (observe) the Garden of the Lord. This word therefore means that we have to interact with, engage and administer the Purposes of the Lord that are arriving in the Earth.
Jeremiah 8:7 … but my people do not know the requirements of the LORD. NIV
We have to know the Requirements of the Lord: The word “know” means the following: to perceive, to discern, to experience, to confess, to know relationally and experientially. It also means sexual intercourse (see Gen. 4:1). This word therefore does not describe distant knowledge. It describes intimacy and fellowship with the thing that God is doing.
The word “Requirements” is translated as “Law or Judgment” in other Bible versions. The word means: a verdict pronounced judicially, a formal decree, a legal decision, justice, plans, and instructions. The Requirements of the Lord are not suggestive but are essentially to be received as commands. They are Prophetic Decrees that must be observed by all who live under God’s Authority.
Church is receiving a New Name from God (New Prophetic Definition)
There is a new and fresh Emphasis, in the Purposes of God, arriving in the Church and in the Earth. God is moving to bring redemption to Zion, the Body of Christ. God is giving Church a New Name (New Prophetic Definition, Identity and Functionality).
Isaiah 62:1 For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent, for Jerusalem’s sake I will not remain quiet, till her righteousness shines out like the dawn, her salvation like a blazing torch. 2 The nations will see your righteousness, and all kings your glory; you will be called by a new name that the mouth of the LORD will bestow. 3 You will be a crown of splendor in the LORD’s hand, a royal diadem in the hand of your God. NIV
The Church is once again evolving into a New Form in Christ – this is the Day of our Metamorphosis.
2 Corinthians 3:18 And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit. NIV
The word “transformed” is the Greek word “metamorphoo” from which we get the English word metamorphosis. This word means change of form and condition. Metamorphosis is a complete overhaul, a complete change of the condition of a thing. A continuous Sight of Christ produces a sustained process of metamorphosis in the Church.
“You will be called by a New Name”: A “New Name” speaks of New Prophetic Definition from the Lord. In every Season, Church always has a dominant Prophetic Definition that determines its Consciousness, Organization in the Earth, and Ministry Capacity. In this time of our Appointed Season and Migration, God is changing our Prophetic Definition again – He is changing our Concept of Church. He is moving to restructure our Sight, Mind and Understanding concerning the Identity, Purpose and Functionality of Church. The Lord of the Church is authoritatively bringing New Definition to the Church.
The Groom is defining His own Bride just like Adam did to Eve.
Genesis 2:23 The man said, “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘woman,’ for she was taken out of man.” NIV
This prophetic act by Adam is a picture of Christ and His Church (Eph 5:31&32).
The Vision of Church as a Global Kingdom Civilization
The New Prophetic Definition of the Church in this Season is captured in the word “Civilization”: Church is called in this Season to exist and function as a Civilization in the Earth. This New Prophetic Definition of Church as a Civilization is critical for the fulfilment and realization of certain dimensions of Christ and His Purpose.
The Prophetic Images of Church as a Light and a City: the Prophetic Definition of Church as a Civilization is derived from the Prophetic Images of “Light” and “City”, which are mentioned as twin images in the Prophetic Scriptures.
Matthew 5:14 “You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. NIV
Isaiah 60:3 Nations will come to your light,and kings to the brightness of your dawn. 14 The sons of your oppressors will come bowing before you; all who despise you will bow down at your feet and will call you the City of the LORD, Zion of the Holy One of Israel. NIV
The Word “Civilization”: this word describes an advanced and well developed Organization of Human Life. In this context, we are referring to an Organization of Human Life in Christ.
The phrase, “Organization of Human Life in Christ” does not refer to an “institution”. It refers to a “process” which involves the sight and implementation of a set of Definitions, Arrangements and Processes of Human Life in Christ – the Civil Dimension of Christ. The phrase therefore refers to the Way in which Human Life is Arranged and Administrated in Christ.
The Prophetic Images of Church as “Light” and “City” speak of Church as a developed System of Human Life in the midst of the Nations of the World. Scriptures further point out that Nations will walk by the Light of the Church (Isa 60:3).
The Word “City” comes from the Greek word “Polis”. The word primarily means an enclosed town. The word “City” in the Scriptures connects to the concept of Ancient Cities. The intended Prophetic Meaning behind the concept of “Church as a City” can only be traced back to the Structure and Functionality of Ancient Cities, for they define the context within which the Prophetic Image was given in the first place. Ancient Cities were not merely Centres of Commercial Activity. These were City-States that developed, organised and administrated human life within their spheres and jurisdictions. Thus, ancient Cities represented Human Civilization. The word “Polis” is a root word from which we get English words “Citizenship” and “Politics”. The word “citizenship” is used by Paul in his definition of Church (see Eph 2:19, Phil 3:20 and Phil 1:27). The word “citizenship” simply defines Organization and Administration of Human Life. The word “Politics” defines the Administration of Public Affairs, that which relates to Citizens. This word (Politics) is thus implied in the very definition of the word Church in the Greek – the Ekklesia: a Body of Citizens called out to administer Public Affairs of a City-State. This is the word the Lord used in Matt 16:18, “I will build my Church” (my Ekklesia). Note that the Lord did not say, “I will build my Synagogue” – which was simply a place of Worship and Fellowship.
God revealed the Vision: the Process of Revelation of GKC
God revealed the Vision of the Burden of GKC: this Vision was not a momentary prophetic encounter. It was released by the Lord over a period of time and it came with clear meaning in the mind of Robert. In the Year 2004, the Lord began to reveal to Robert, imminent and significant Prophetic changes that would take place in the Church. During this time, Robert began to teach extensively on the Issue of the Change of Priesthood (see Hebrews7). In 2006, after the birth of his son Malusi, Robert had a significant encounter where pictures of the new design of Church began to form in his mind. In 2007, this further produced new language – language that facilitated deeper clarity on what God was doing. It was during this time that the description of Church as a Global Kingdom Civilization was conceived in Robert’s mind. From this period onwards, LivingStones Agency (LSA), the Church that Robert leads, stepped into a new realm of teaching and understanding. GKC has since become one with Robert. It is the burden (massa) of the Lord he carries in his heart. Robert exists for the purpose of GKC. His family exists for the Purpose of GKC. The Church he leads (LSA) exists as a platform for Proclaiming and Building the Vision of GKC. God is now proclaiming GKC to the Body of Christ. The Burden of GKC belongs to all of us.
Global Kingdom Civilization represents the following:
- Global: the sphere of this current Movement of the Spirit is the Whole Structure of Human Life. “Global”, is firstly dimensional and then geographic. Noah condemned the entire world all by himself. Even though he did not have Global Geographic Coverage, he still produced Global Impact.
- Kingdom: as a Civilization, Church is functioning out of Kingdom Definitions and as the expression of the Civil Order of the Kingdom of God in the Earth.
- Civilization: God is establishing the Church as a System and an Agent of Development of Human Life (the Holy City) – the expressed Organization of Human Life in Christ.
4 “In those days, at that time,” declares the LORD, “the people of Israel and the people of Judah together will go in tears to seek the LORD their God. 5 They will ask the way to Zion and turn their faces toward it. They will come and bind themselves to the LORD in an everlasting covenant that will not be forgotten. NIV
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