On the morning of March 12, 2015 I was awakened by a heavenly messenger declaring, “I am releasing the 1947 Deliveries Act.” I was so alarmed by this declaration that I immediately got out of bed and began searching for such an Act. When my research turned up empty, I remembered the history of 1947 was a significant segment of time.
- On Nov. 29, 1947, the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution calling for Palestine to be partitioned between Arabs and Jews, allowing for the formation of the Jewish state of Israel.
- In 1947 and 1948 there were four blood moons associated with the formation of Israel as a nation.
- 1947 Healing Movement – This was a time of deep spiritual hunger among Pentecostals who were concerned with the declining operation of the gifts of the Spirit once so evident in the early 20th century. Heaven heard the cries of the people’s hunger and God answered with a mighty move of His Spirit that birthed the movement we read about in the periodical called, ‘The Voice of Healing.’
This is a recap of events in history is significant for the times and seasons that we are living in today. We know that in Jeremiah 29:10 it states, “When seventy years are completed for Babylon, I will visit you and fulfill my good promise to bring you back to this place.” At the end of seventy years, Daniel read the book of Jeremiah as he was moved by God to intercede on behalf of his people to appeal to heaven for a move of God that would deliver the people of Israel from captivity and bring them back to their homeland. As I am reading again the historic accounts that took place in 1947, I realized that it has been seventy years in 2017.
Also in 1947, Smith Wigglesworth gave one of his last exhortations to the church before he passed away March 12, 1947.
WORD AND SPIRIT
When the new church phase is on the wane, there will be evidenced in the churches something that has not been seen before: a coming together of those with an emphasis on the Word and those with an emphasis on the Spirit.
When the Word and the Spirit come together, there will be the biggest movement of the Holy Spirit that the nation, and indeed the world, has ever seen. It will mark the beginning of a revival that will eclipse anything that has been witnessed within these shores, even the Wesleyan and the Welsh revivals of former years. The outpouring of God’s Spirit will flow over from the UK to the mainland of Europe, and from there will begin a missionary move to the ends of the earth.
This has been an ongoing theme for the last couple years that has not come together until now. God then leads me to study the Great Reformation that took place in 1517, where Martin Luther composed his 95 theses and hung it on the Castle Church door in Wittenburg; which protested the pope’s sale of reprieves and penance, or indulgences. Luther empowering the “priesthood of believers,” to go to God themselves and they could only attain salvation by faith and not by works or deeds. This changed the very landscape of Protestant Christianity in one generation and five hundred years later (2017) I believe He will do it again.
I sense we are in a moment in time to appeal to heaven as Daniel did and seek His face for a move of God that will far surpass the 1947 move. But we must not squander this window of opportunity to inquire of Him as to what we rejected in 1947 so that He can do it again. The true definition of witness or testimony is; if He did it then, He will do it again. God moves in cycles and seasons in time. We have been hearing for years that God is about to do a new thing, “will we not perceive it?” If we keep on going the way that we have gone in the past, we will miss what He is doing in the present and possibly default to move into His glorious promise and future. God said, “my people are willing in the day of my power,” and the handwriting is on the wall for those who seek Him with their whole heart will find Him. He desires for us to be face-to-face, beholding Him in His glory and reflecting His countenance for all the world to see. There has never been a time in history where a people have come to such a critical juncture. All creation groans for the manifestation of the mature sons of God. The great cloud of witnesses that have completed their course are cheering us on to complete the testimony of Jesus Christ in the earth. There is a paradigm shift that occurred in 1517 and I believe that another shift of that magnitude is coming again.
Many years ago, Mike Bickle from IHOP Kansas City stated that he heard the audible voice of God tell him, “I am going to change the understanding and expression of Christianity in the earth in one generation.” I sense that Chronos and Kairos time is aligning and the window of opportunity for us to come through is available to all who will hear and respond. Truly, this is the best of times and the worst of times, but depending upon what side of the sword your answer falls upon, we can either receive kindness or severity. Let’s move on to the full measure and stature that has been promised by the finished work of the cross and the resurrection of Jesus Christ. We have died with Him and He will raise us up again.
Get ready to ride the wave of God’s glory as He announces the release of the “1947 Deliveries Act.”
Written by Shannon LaFreniere