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It's Time to Shout the Message of Light

Note: This is the final of a three-part series. Click here for part one and part two.

I just read a powerful prophecy of judgment and destruction coming to America by A.A. Allen in Charisma Magazine. In part, he says:

"The next thing which I saw was a huge ball of fire. The only thing I have ever seen which resembled the thing I saw in my vision was the picture of the explosion of the H-bomb in the South Pacific. In my vision, it was so real I seemed to feel a searing heat from it.

"As the vision spread before my eyes, and I viewed the widespread desolation brought about by the terrific explosions, I could not help thinking: While the defenders of our nation have quibbled over what means of defense to use, and neglected the only true means of defense, faith and dependence upon the true and living God, the thing which she greatly feared has come unto her!

"How true it has proven that 'Except the Lord keep the city, The watchman watches but in vain.'"

It's interesting that God's primary motivation is not making life better for everybody. He's not interested in affirming people in their sin or letting them know how much he loves them.

So, what is God's ultimate purpose? To prove himself!

"I will make Rabbah a meadow for camels, and the sons of Ammon a couching place for flocks. Thus you shall know that I am the Lord" (Ezek. 25:5, MEV).

Ezekiel continues by addressing their celebration of wickedness. God makes it clear that rejoicing in immorality results in judgment:

"For thus says the Lord GOD: Because you have clapped your hands and stamped your feet and rejoiced with all the malice within your soul against the land of Israel, therefore, behold, I have stretched out my hand against you, and will hand you over as plunder to the nations. And I will cut you off from the peoples and will make you perish out of the countries; I will destroy you. Then you will know that I am the LORD" (Ezek. 25:6-7, MEV).

Again, this is so that everybody may know that He is Lord! This is a prime motivation!

"Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father" (Phil. 2:9-11, MEV).

The day homosexual marriage was legalized across the nation people filled the streets in cities from east to west in mass gatherings of celebration.

Time Magazine: "Crowds of people filled the street outside the Stonewall Inn in New York City on Friday, celebrating the Supreme Court's landmark gay marriage ruling and marveling at how much has changed in the past 50 years."

nbcnewyork.com: "Celebrations Erupt in New York City After Supreme Court Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage Nationwide. From pop-up parties to weddings, New Yorkers are celebrating the Supreme Court's ruling that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States. Within an hour of the ruling, rainbow flags were hanging outside City Hall. Mayor Bill de Blasio officiated at two same-sex weddings on the steps of City Hall on Friday afternoon as hundreds of spectators waving rainbow flags and holding signs looked on. Another couple renewed their vows." "Today, love wins," de Blasio said Friday.

acj.com: "More than 1,000 people showed up in the rain Friday night to celebrate a milestone they never thought they would see. Gays and lesbians hugged and kissed in joy. They waved rainbow and American flags. Some were in drag, others in suits. Some brought their children. "This was a victory for us all. A victory for civil and human rights," said Felicia English, trying to feed her 14-month old daughter Samantha, whose adoption was finalized on March 3. "Our daughter had two mothers and I am so happy for her. That she will not have to face adversity and discrimination." 

We must boldly set our face and prophesy against such unholy demonstrations and celebrations of the defeat of biblical morality regarding gay marriage.

Revival will come when the distinction between light and darkness is its sharpest. It's messengers of God who must bring definition to our current crisis.

The goal isn't the affirmation of the people but it's that they know that Jesus is Lord!

It's time to clearly decry the darkness and shout the message of light, boldly, no matter if we are imprisoned or not.

That, in fact, may be a not-too-distant future reality for true prophetic voices today.

John Burton has been developing and leading ministries for over 20 years and is a sought-after teacher, prophetic messenger and revivalist. He has authored nine books, has appeared on Christian television and radio and directed one of the primary internships at the International House of Prayer (IHOP) in Kansas City. Additionally, he planted two churches, has initiated two city prayer movements and is currently directing a prayer- and revival-focused ministry school in Detroit called theLab University. John also has a web- and graphic-design business and is continually developing new and exciting ventures. He and his beautiful wife, Amy, have five children and live in the Detroit area. He can be reached via his website at johnburton.net.    

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