This prophecy of an 'Acts' type church being in the
is typical of prophecies I have heard from 'unknown' Christians here in
the U.S. for the three years since 1997 and beyond. Comment
is given by Barry Linville, who alerted us to this prophecy, which he
Below is a prophecy reportedly given by Graham Cooke at the
Prophetic Thunder Conference given in the UK, 3 - 5 October
Sunday was another fantastic day. I want to highlight the
Graham Cooke spoke on God's Dream. God has a dream that His Church in
end time will become like the one in Acts. Everything in common and of
one mind and soul. Graham prophesied that only when the church becomes
a corporate entity, rather than lots of separate entities, can we
to see a great move of God in our nation. Churches have to sacrifice
own individual preferences for the sake of the Kingdom. This does not
that they can't have their own calling, as long as the calling is
together with the callings of the other churches in the area. Also the
character of our meetings will have to change. As he put it, "less
and more discipling!" He pointed out that we hear on average at least
messages per year. What do
we do with them? The church should be discipling the people
and live in the truths preached. The leaders in the Church are there to
train up the people into the ministry (Eph 4) -not keep them as pew
Then he warned against bolting the new anointing to the old instead of
completely abandoning the old to embrace the new:
Behold, the former things are come to pass, and new
things do I declare:
before they spring forth I tell you of them.
Remember ye not the former things, neither consider
the things of old.
 Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye
not know it?
The old way of being a church is gone. God has
abolished it. He is doing
a new thing now. We should not be hanging on to the old. We should let
go of it and not consider it anymore. He stirred up the hearts of those
who have had enough of religious meetings and who long to see FREEDOM
the church where people come together to meet with the glory of God
than to "perform" a "service"!
All in all God was doing heart surgery on the people
in every meeting.
Even between the meetings: His presence was so strong that (on a
note) when you walked into the meeting hall your knees were struggling
to keep you up! It was wonderful. New heights of worship were reached
God is saying to the Church right now to allow Him to
cleanse her and get ready for Revival. He is a Holy God and
Holy people. He is also emphasising the fact that we are in a war and
to be very strong in the Lord. God is also wanting to change our church
structures to fulfil His dream of a church flowing freely in His Spirit
and in perfect unity with one another.
The following is a translation
of Isaiah 43:18-19 the Lord gave me (Barry):
18) Do not make it a practice
of recalling the way it used to be, recalling those big things I have
in the past, for the purpose of understanding them.
19) Look around you, see the
new thing I am doing, a renewing and repairing of your lives.
a new plant, it is springing up now. Do you see it? Do you recognize
I have a construction project going on...a new way of life, a new path
through the uninhabited wilderness you are going through. I am causing
a new stream, a new river to spring up in the ruined, desolate places
Will Begin To Seek ME
Jo Ann Glasco
From the Fruitful Vine No. 61
My sheep do not recognize where the devil has come
to divide, because
they are deceived. Their pastors' eyes are blinded to such because
of their lives have not been conquered for me: such as pride,
and idolatry. I am going to tear down their pride and uncover the
bones (works) that are now being manifested in My temple. They will
loose of the rote and tradition that have ensnared them into bondage
They have take up works and yet they call this My
presence and My spirit.
Carnality, pride, and lust take precedence in My services. They are My
services, yet I do not attend. My Word is there in a very limited
but My leadership and anointing is not on the order in the established
The people in days to come will feel a dryness -
they will know My presence
is not there. Through this, they will begin to seek Me. Look for Me in
a greater measure. I am calling them back to the secret closet, back to
a time alone with Me, worshiping, fasting, back into a place of My
where I can manifest in the midst of them; where I can control the
The hours, time limits will change - so will hearts and attitudes. My
services will not be just a place to attend at a certain date and time.
My people will long to be in My house - they will have great love and
for the rest of My body.
Man's order will be thrown out because of the desire
of My people. They
will want Me. They will want to see My glory. They will want to bask in
My presence. They will love Me as a young virgin awaits the bridegroom
before a wedding.
SPIRITUAL ADULTERY is prevailing in My Church. -
coming to the building
and following traditional guidelines is in itself idolatry. They love
form of worship now, but I can tell you it is a stench in My nostrils.
I am going to remove My hand from the congregation. The dryness, the
the compromise, man's designs and works will all be felt and seen. This
will create a vacuum in the believer's life, and he will begin to seek
Me in a greater measure.
OH, REJOICE!! REJOICE! For the bridegroom is in
preparation to come
back for His bride. I will get those chosen for the bride prepared. She
will think only of Him, to make herself beautiful and pleasing - and
of all, her heart will desire to see the Son and be with Him for all
The price to pay is great, but the reward's worth cannot be measured by
In this last hour, My sheep will hear My voice. I am
going after those
stray sheep who love Me and have ears to hear. I am going to make
known to them in greater measure. By My great light and presence, they
will move out of the web of deception. They will see satan's scheme for
today's powerless, lifeless Church.
My sheep have been in a spiritual wilderness,
wandering further and
further away from the flock, because they have no guidance from their
The existing pastors are too preoccupied with the cares of this world
the traditions of man to go after the straying sheep. My heart grieves
and longs for My lost sheep. The ARE MY SHEEP, - I want them gathered
Me, under My instruction, under My voice. My spirit will move on each
They will know it; they will hear it. I will woo them back to a place
hunger, desire, and thirst for Me, and I will create within them a new
I am not coming to the traditional edifices of man,
the monuments, the
shrines, erected by man's hands. The walls have been erected to keep My
guidance and leadership out. Man's design and ways are enclosed within
the walls in My name. They will speak of My coming. They will sing of
coming they will pray for My coming. Yet, I will not hear them. I am
for My sheep. I will be found gathering them up. I will be with them
And yes, I will send them shepherds, pastors, who
have been with Me
in the secret place. My glory, My anointing will be seen and felt when
these special dear ones come and assemble themselves together.
[Through this word,
the Lord spoke to my heart about the present day works of many
He is going to call out those who have ears to hear.]
Man's hand will not be seen on the last day Church.
My humility will
be placed in every believer. I'm pulling down their pride in their
members, offerings, donations, and name of respectability.
In My eyes, I see her as a sick old woman. She has
gone beyond her years
of productivity. She is no longer physically attractive. She does not
the energy or desire to do the works I've called her to do. She is in
health. Because of this, she doesn't even feel like doing what I've
her to do. She wants to lie down on her bed and rest.
Her mind has been dulled by the many attacks on her
physical body. She
seldom hears Me and then becomes confused or forgets what I have asked
her to do. She is POWERLESS to run this last race. She is no longer
Because she still needs to exist, she has her props to hold her up -
operations and traditions.
The old woman cannot produce life and nurture new
children. She has
no milk in her breasts. She thinks about good times of the past, and
of what once was or what could be. She is not physically or emotionally
capable to act on her dream.
I am raising up an army -- a remnant, preparing a
bride to take her
place. My anointing, blessings, favors rest here as I prepare her for
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