|Posted on April 2, 2020 at 3:25 AM|
Recently,I heard a television commentator say that this fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic is a “great leveling field”. The shuttering of schoolsand businesses, the roller coaster ride on Wall Street, the unemployment, even the sorrow of illness and death has been stunning. Many have seen over-night changes they never imagined. I can see how it could be seen as a leveling field. But, Abba has been dropping into my Spirit that this season is a reset. He did not say a restart or a reboot, but a reset. It is a reset both in the natural, but most especially in the Spirit. It’s so much bigger than financial markets and the such. A reset is an act or instance of setting, adjusting, or fixing something in a new or different way: as in to reset priorities. Or a broken bone. It brings to mind the vision that Ezekiel had of the valley of dry bones (Ezekiel 37).
1The 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,
2 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.
3 And he said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, O Lord God, thou knowest.
The dry bones in Ezekiel’s vision are the people of God. The vision of Ezekiel continues with a prophecy of resurrection and restoration for God’s people. That is what the reset is: resurrection and restoration, but not just for us. The reset is to profoundly impact the world. The world is being impacted in this pandemic. Now, for a God-impact through the people of God. Yes, there’s a reset in the Spirit! To what end? That the Lord might be glorified! The people of God have a hope! There is hope for God’s people, there is hope for the Church universal and these dry bones will live again. For the Lord, even “The Great Physician” has done a reset! In the natural world there is a process for resetting fractured, broken, separated bones. It must be done because the bone WILL heal whether or not a physician resets it in its anatomical position. If the bone is not reset correctly, the healing process will keep the bone in its deformed position. What does all of this have to do with the Body of Christ? Scripture tells us we ARE members of his body, flesh, and of his bones! The Bible reads that the Lord loves his Church as a husband loves his wife. The “Bride of Christ” can no longer be fractured. No more schisms in the body!
25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;
26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,
27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.
28 So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself.
29 For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church:
30 For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.
31 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.
32 This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.
Your Bride worships you, oh God! We may holler we are healed, but are we healed in a deformed position? Because we were not SET correctly. Man-called and set instead of God-set. If we have gone through the process, (and it IS a process), where are the wonder works of a healed AND whole body? Individually and corporately. Lord help us to be “holy and without blemish” as you have called us to be. By the Spirit of God and in the power of the Holy Ghost. Thank God, in his gracious goodness for a reset! We can live again.Yes, Church, there is a PROCESS to reset fractured bones. In the natural, It requires a doctor to manipulate the broken ends of the bone into their original position and fix them in place. We serve a hands-on God! The Lord wants to restore his Bride, his Church to her original position in him that he might be truly glorified. That is a MASTER reset, glory to God, from the Master! That may not always be comfortable. The patient may feel a pressure or a crunching sensation as the bones are reset is what I learned in my research about bone resets. We the Church, too, will most assuredly be taken out of our comfort zone of traditions of man, stagnancy, and legalism. Change and reset is not easy. We ought to be able to feel, hear and see the change. One of the steps in resetting a bone is called external fixation. It is sort of a brace which functions to retain the integrity of bone structures (such as the hand) after a serious injury. Without fixation, long-term or even permanent restriction of movement can happen. Transfer that on over to the Spirit, Beloved! The Body of Christ, “the glorious Church”, the Bride of Christ MUST be able to MOVE as the Spirit leads in this hour, season and dispensation. Liberty! Free in Jesus even as our external fixation is being bound in the Spirit as was the Apostle Paul. It is Holy Spirit who braces and supports us. And the Bride of Christ must move with integrity and not be “loosey-goosey” in the things of God. The real-deal: integrity and authenticity. Oh, Lord thank you for the reset! For we are of YOUR bones. Be open to the Lord’s “ fixation” of your particular place in his Body. “ ...For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ. We are one and every “bone” and member has its valuable place. The broken bones I wrote of earlier need to be in position including the “hand” of the five-fold ascension gifts of Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Pastor, and Teacher. I do not know about you, but I am not trying to dictate to GOD how to set the bones of the Body of Christ! "But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him." 1 Cor. 12:18. That’s God’s business. I DO want to be a part of the reset! Remember, a reset is setting, adjusting, or fixing something in a new or different way. God! HOWEVER you want to do it in Jesus’ Name and by your Spirit! Perfect us. Mature us for the work of the ministry. Be glorified, Lord! As it pleases you, set, anoint, REset those you gave and sent!
11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:
We are in world-wide trying times right now, Beloved of God. But there is a sense of excitement and expectation because of the opportunity of God’s reset. We cannot come into the stature of the fulness of Christ except we let God DO the “new thing”...the reset we’ve all been confessing we desire for the past twenty years! “God has a remnant”, “Send The latter Rain!”, “God, do a NEW thing, “Refresh us...reVIVE us oh, Lord! “. Okay! You know what I am talking about. That has been our heart cry. It’s time to see that come to pass. This is a reset! This little bone wants to be placed in her spot that pleases God. How about you? Reset us! Yes, Lord!
Let us be willing for God to reset our priorities. Let us get back to our priority, our first love in submitted, committed obedience. The Lord God Himself is our priority as a faith community and as his Bride. Can we agree and purpose to get out of the way that He might adjust us in our very being so that He CAN do a new thing in us, for us, and THROUGH us? My prayer is that the people of God be reset even as a plant that is replanted so that we “might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that He might be glorified.“ Isaiah 61:3 According to Isaiah, reset "trees of righteousness" proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, comfort all that mourn to give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, and the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness. My God, that is so needed in this earth! One who has been given a Master reset by the Lord, “ ...shall build the old wastes, they shall raise up the former desolations, and they shall repair the waste cities, the desolations of many generations. I believe in this instance of setting, adjustment, and fixing in a new way a different way, and that in the current reset, as Isaiah the Prophet wrote, “ ...ye shall be named the Priests of the Lord: men shall call you the Ministers of our God…”
Prophetess Vickie Lee