By Mazino Abraham Egbuwoku
I dream of a generation which wholeheartedly buys into God’s dream for man before He even formed the earth. That dream for which the conflict of the ages arose (Rom 8:28-30; Col 1:25-29).
I dream of a church era where Christ is living large in the lives of His saints; where righteousness, peace, joy, love, honesty, sincerity, humility, gentleness, kindness, sacrifice and purity of thought, word and deed are normal place (Eph 5:8-11; Rom 14:17; Gal 5:22-25).
I dream of a church generation that reflects Christ so vividly and accurately, that we become a strong aroma of what life should mean to all mankind – that product moulded from the template of the perfect man – JESUS CHRIST (2Cor 2:14-16; Col 1:27-29)
I dream that our pastors and ministers are so captured by this vision of us “living Christ”, that our messages and ministries impart tremendous faith and grace by which God’s Children can manifest the living Christ (Col 1:25-29; Eph 4:11-24; 2Cor 4:3-7).
I dream of a time when success to the saint of God is primarily, sincerely and passionately about the magnification of Christ in us – a time where even the slightest impurity in our heart will cause such grief, brokenness and earnest cry for repentance and grace (Phil 1:20-21; Heb 12:5-14).
I dream of Christ Himself, healing, loving, touching the world around, through us, in such a compassionate way, that every oppression of satan around us is nullified. Yes, in such a way that the entire gifts of the Holy Spirit are freely and purely manifested for the supernatural benefit of our defective world (Eph 3:15-21; Acts 10:38, 1Cor 12:4-11).
I dream of a remnant on this earth, whose lives can undoubtedly witness to this ultimate truth and wisdom of God for all men – “that Christ is really and truly alive – living, loving, working and using the lives of men as the temple of His Presence, His Glory and His Activities (2Cor 6:16-18; 1John 3:2-3; Mal 3:16-17).
God’s Heartbeat is for you and I to keep prophesying unto this church age which is in the valley of dry bones; to prophesy upon this Sardis and Laodicean era of Christianity, declaring and interceding, ”Let Your Strong Winds of Reformation blow mightily upon our generation that we may live again and manifest Christ”
Is there anything too hard for God?
The hand of the Lord was upon me, and carried me out in the spirit of the Lord, and set me down in the midst of the valley which was full of bones, And caused me to pass by them round about:and, behold, there were very many in the open valley; and, lo, they were very dry. And he said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, O Lord God, thou knowest. Again he said unto me, Prophesy upon these bones, and say unto them, O ye dry bones, hear the word of the Lord. Thus saith the Lord God unto these bones; Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live: And I will lay sinews upon you, and will bring up flesh upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and ye shall live; and ye shall know that I am the Lord. So I prophesied as I was commanded:and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and behold a shaking, and the bones came together, bone to his bone. And when I beheld, lo, the sinews and the flesh came up upon them, and the skin covered them above:but there was no breath in them. Then said he unto me, Prophesy unto the wind, prophesy, son of man, and say to the wind, Thus saith the Lord God; Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they may live. So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived, and stood up upon their feet, an exceeding great army.
Then he said unto me, Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel:behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost:we are cut off for our parts. Therefore prophesy and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, O my people, I will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel. And ye shall know that I am the Lord, when I have opened your graves, O my people, and brought you up out of your graves, And shall put my spirit in you, and ye shall live, and I shall place you in your own land:then shall ye know that I the Lord have spoken it, and performed it, saith the Lord.
Mazino pastors a church in the city of Lagos, Nigeria and host a revival tv program called This Awakened Generation, which can also be watched on Youtube. He can be reached at [email protected]