What's Going On?
Over the past year it seems that everywhere I go I have been seeing a strange phenomenon. I have been finding that large numbers of the people that I talk to have all been experiencing the same kinds of extraordinary supernatural things. Many people have seen a marked increase in dreams and visions. Many have also either begun to see or experience angels around their lives. Many others are seeing things in the spiritual realm and are trying to understand what exactly is going on. Signs and wonders are increasing to the point where many are seeing daily events of one kind or another. The Bible talks about this!
And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: (Acts 2:17) (also Joel 2)
For a while I just accepted and was happy that God, being no respecter of persons, was giving the hungry these extraordinary experiences in Him. I would see people take simple steps of faith and those steps were yielding powerful and immediate fruit. It was thrilling to watch and to be a part of but I soon found out that God was doing more than I was aware of.
Calling all Forerunners
It wasn't too long ago that as I went here and there, teaching about spiritual sight and engaging the realm of the spirit, God began to instruct me to tell people that He was calling them to be forerunners. I would speak at a home group or some other gathering and the Lord would instruct me to issue the call to them.
I was a bit uncertain about this because I always thought of forerunners as the 20-30 people that I had heard of who walked powerfully in the Spirit and had all the awesome testimonies about encounters with the Lord or encounters with angels etc.. In other words I believed them to be a very small but elite group that taught everyone else. But on the other hand I couldn't deny that I was hearing the Lord's voice.
After giving this message to several groups, the Lord began to speak to me more about this. He told me that the few people we know of and have heard of are indeed forerunners, But they cannot possibly do all the work across this world in all places and to all people in the days to come. They are forerunners who are preparing forerunners in greater number. And it all began to make sense to me. In Joel 2 and in Acts 2 it talks about the Lord pouring His Spirit out upon ALL flesh. That is a huge group! I get excited thinking about this but I definitely get excited sharing this because I know that everyone who has a desire can walk in this!
In meeting after meeting I am seeing people from young to old who are being raised up by the Lord for these last days. The only requirement seems to be a passion for the Lord Jesus and the willingness to say "Yes." (Duet. 4:29)
Little things that the Lord had told me to do and say began to have an understanding for me. For instance I found myself telling people "Please make sure to journal your journey so that you can have a record to teach others from." ( Habakkuk 2:2) Now I realize why I said things like that.
Walking in the Supernatural
What exactly will you be doing as a forerunner? You will walk in the power of God and you will be teaching people to walk in the Spirit and the power of God. The supernatural will become natural to you. Miracles, signs and wonders will follow you. (Mark 16:17) For many of you this has already started. Many of you have been experiencing the most extraordinary things and have wondered... "What is this all about? What is this for? Why are you showing us these things Lord?"... The interaction with Heaven and the things of the Kingdom will increase. Angelic activity will increase and visitation will become habitation. We are coming back to who we were created to be and as this happens the world will take notice. (Isaiah 60) And as a forerunner you will help others to rise up and be who they were created to be. (1 John 4:17) I believe that this is the day we are in.
Pursue With Passion!
If I am speaking to you, and I hope I am, Please pursue God with everything in you at this time. He will show you great and mighty things!
Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not. (Jeremiah 33:3)
I know that you have heard it said that "God does not choose the qualified but rather qualifies the chosen." You are a chosen people. You are qualified in Christ.(2 Cor. 5:21) For years I have heard the forerunners we all know say that these incredible experiences with and in God are for everyone. It is true! This is for you and I for such a time as this! God is doing a quick work. Rise up and take your place!
God Confirms His Word
Recently I had the opportunity to share with a large, hungry group of believers and I felt that I was to share this Word with them that they were called to be forerunners. As I waited my turn to speak, another speaker went before me. His message to the assembly was "You are called to be forerunners!" I thanked the Lord for confirmation and then later I spoke with another friend who also told me that this corporate Word should be typed up and shared with the body.
So, having been established in the mouths of two or three witnesses, I gladly and enthusiastically share this Word with you! Take it and run with it!
God Bless you!
Michael Van Vlymen