Friday, January 27, 2006

The Shift of '06- Prophecy by Dutch Sheets

"DUTCH SHEETS: The Shift for 2006--Ministries will Restructure, as will Churches, Businesses, Individuals, and Families"
-- Dutch Sheets

Dutch Sheets Ministries
www.dutchsheets.org

Ministries will restructure, churches will restructure, businesses will restructure, individuals will restructure, and families will restructure.

This will be a year of the greatest change the Church has experienced in our generation. While preparing to minister in Dallas on January 5, I heard the Holy Spirit very clearly say, "Tell them. . . " I quickly grabbed a pen and wrote the following as it was given to me:


1. "The greatest shift into the Apostolic Age comes this year. For this year, they will begin to see the abundance of fruit come forth."

"Everything up to this point in time has been primarily the restoration of the apostolic and the prophetic--a preparation for what I am about to do." The fruit of God establishing the fullness of His ministry giftings and His government in the earth is going to allow Him to release unprecedented power, authority, favor, revelation, judgments, and righteousness.


2. "Opposition to the apostolic and prophetic will also be the greatest this year."

He is going to expose wineskins (new or old) and religious spirits, taking off the masks of those who oppose His move. Those who refuse to move in current truth will begin to openly criticize leaders in the Body of Christ that are moving in the flow of the apostolic and the prophetic. Some have been doing so in a very subtle way, but this year, it will become obvious. When they do, God is going to begin to judge them.


3. "I must bring further changing of paradigms, not just to those who have not been moving in the flow of My Spirit, but even to those who are in the flow of My Spirit." I heard Him say, "Restructure, Restructure, Restructure."

Ministries will restructure, churches will restructure, businesses will restructure, individuals will restructure (the way they do things, their time, the way they think, and the way they operate), and families will restructure.


Teaching on the kingdom of God will bring about great changes of paradigms, taking us back to the original mandate of Genesis. You will hear it taught over and over again this year. Kingdom theology is going to be at the forefront.


4. "I am waiting for those who will fulfill My mission statement."
(Luke 4:18-19; Isaiah 61)

Preach the gospel to the poor

Proclaim release to the captives

Recovery of sight to the blind

Set free the downtrodden

Proclaim the favorable year of the Lord

I heard Him say, "If those in My Church will begin to make this their mission statement, I will give them the fulfillment of every one of them." He went on to say, "There is a radical anointing of deliverance that is about to come to the Church. It will actually be violent at times, and people will be radically delivered in a moment."


The favorable year of the Lord refers to Jubilee. Captives go free, and inheritances are restored.


5. "This is a year of favor--and disfavor."

What you have prayed for, plowed for, sown into, longed for, cried out for, what you have seen but not been able to taste, what you have fasted for, and wept over--this is the year of favor. His favor will be seen on your family, business, finances, and body.


This is a year that He will no longer allow people to ride the fence. He will draw a line in the sand and make them decide who they are and what they stand for. The political games in the Church will be judged. For those who refuse to flow with current revelation and resist it, you will see them come into disfavor. Some ministries and churches will lose their favor this year. Others will be raised up and given more influence. It is a year of dismantling that which is built that is not bringing Him glory and a year of great building for others.

The landscape of the Church will change this year.


6. "I am looking this year for those who will be more heavenly minded than earthly minded."

He is looking for those who will set affections on things above, on His kingdom, and what He wants. For those who will do this, He will give them insights from heaven. This will allow them to bring heaven to earth, instead of simply praying, "Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven." He will give them authority and understanding on how to bring heaven to earth.


Also, for those who do this, He will cause them to see things from a heavenly perspective. Problems, challenges, vision, difficulties in their families, financial needs--all of these will begin to be seen from His perspective.


7. "I am looking for those who will believe in My power. Miracles are there for the taking."

Chuck Pierce prophesied that we will see a move of God this year in which signs and wonders will break out on university campuses. Yale and the University of Texas were mentioned specifically, but the word was not limited to them. The power of God is about to invade the universities of America.


8. "Tell My leaders to pray more and work less."

The sense I had was that if they will pray more, they can work less.


9. "This is the most important year yet for right alignment."

This year, if we are not in proper alignment with leaders, properly connected to those we need to be walking with, and properly covered by those in positions of authority, it will begin to cost us fruitfulness and health, resulting in destruction in other ways, loss of revelation, and destiny. The setbacks will begin for those who are not properly aligned.


10. "This is the most important year yet for the right timing."

Opportunities will come and go quickly.


The timing of endeavors will be critical.


Being at the right place at the right time will be essential.


11. "The great transfer of wealth begins this year."


12. "The river of God is coming but not as they have known it before."

It will not be just refreshing and renewal.


It will be deeper and will bring about great power and great harvest.


13. "This is a year of unique assignments."


14. "This is a year in which I will release an abundance of creativity."

Business


Technology


Inventions


Songs, ideas, and strategies


I heard Him say, "The secrets of heaven are coming to earth." Some of it will be so revelatory that even creative ideas on how to transform whole regions of the world will be released.


15. "I am going to wreak havoc in some of the U.S. government."

Corruption will be exposed.


The wrong motives will be exposed.


Judgment is coming to this nation with great intensity and God is going to show who is on His side.


16. "This is the year that the lid comes off of the youth movement."

The Lord made that statement as I saw a picture of a giant pressure cooker, shaking and ready to explode. Suddenly, the lid blew off, and the contents flew everywhere.


The shift this year will be monumental. Shift with Him, and see your greatest year ever.

"Do not call to mind the former things, or ponder things of the past. Behold, I will do something new, now it will spring forth; will you not be aware of it? I will even make a roadway in the wilderness, rivers in the desert." --Isaiah 43:18-19

Let's shift with Him!




By Dutch Sheets
Dutch Sheets Ministries
www.dutchsheets.org
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This prophecy is in alignment with what I have been getting. Interesting, what Dutch wrote about "restructuring" and the persecution of the true "apostolic & prophetic"...friends, what is coming, no eye has ever seen. Truly we are in the brink of a complete re-FORMING of the church as we know it....

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Dear Church,

Two interesting recent developments:

1. On the positive side from Jim Rutz: "It is a sign of the revolutionary times that a recognized university has asked house church people to give a course for credit. The exciting new course will be entitled, "Taking Your Place in the New Christianity: Global Megashifts, Miracles, and the House Church Movement" (PMIS 585B)," and it will be team-taught by James Rutz and Jeffrey Burns in February at Regent University in Virginia Beach, VA. (To register, contact Mr. Christopher Gammill chrigam@regent.edu , Coordinator, Regent University Center for Missions, School of Divinity.)"

2. On the not so positive side from Lee Grady, editor of Charisma Magazine. Here are a few quotes from his editorial/book review in the January edition of the magazine.

"Fire In My Bones: George Barna’s Dangerous Proposal"

"But what Barna wants to do is reinvent the church without its biblical structure and New Testament order—and without the necessary people who are anointed and appointed by God to lead it. To follow this defective thesis to its logical conclusion would require us to fire all pastors, close all seminaries and Bible colleges, padlock our sanctuaries and send everybody home to be discipled by somebody on the Internet or at a “spontaneous” worship concert. (After all, who needs buildings? Megachurches are so ‘90s.)

Barna is also surprisingly absorbed with American culture and seems out of touch with global spiritual trends. As a result his book has relatively no application in developing nations where churches today are growing faster than ever. I can’t imagine telling an Indian, Nigerian or Chinese church planter these principles. The vibrant new churches in those countries, in fact, are much better biblical models of what God wants to do in the United States than anything Barna has suggested here.

The message of Revolution is not for Christians in the Third World, and it is not for us. With all respect to Barna, who has helped us in the past with his facts and observations, this flawed proposal needs to be recalled before it causes some serious damage."

To read the whole article go to http://forums.strang.com/viewtopic.php?t=7564&sid=9863834cc195e52c55e4fc367f667939 Also, scroll down on the same page and read the very interesting responses to the article.

My comments: It's hard to believe that Grady read the same book ("Revolution") that I read. However, Grady's review reminded me that lots of people will feel threatened and angry by the "revolution" that is already underway and by the house church movement. How will we respond when they focus their criticism on us? Felicity Dale's (House2House) challenge recently was that when attacked by other believers we would "bleed Jesus". May it be so.


John White
House Church Coach
Denver, CO.
Website: http://www.dawnministries.org/globalministries/north%20america.htm
Blog: http://housechurchchronicles.com

Praying Luke 10:2b

Every believer a church planter.
Every home a church.
Every church building a training center.

9 Comments:

At 1/28/2006 05:40:00 PM , Blogger Ben Lemery's Blog said...

I think that Grady brings up a great point about house churches in the leadership aspect. The Bible is pretty clear about having a structure in place for eldership and teaching. House churches, from what I have seen, can lack that wisdom and accountability. That will always be my caution drawing in over the college churchplanting movement right now.

 
At 1/28/2006 06:30:00 PM , Blogger Jaeson Ma said...

hi ben..this is where i will have to differ with you on eldership/teaching. You may not have experienced or studied a CPM first hand to see that an entire CPM is dependent on eldership/leadership development at every level. there are some good books I would suggest you read, better yet, maybe you can come with me to China, Cuba or Nth India one day to see a CPM first hand. The western church has no concept of what this kind of eldering/apostolic leadership looks like. there is more accountability and leadership in its truest sense within a house church movement than any other centralized institutional approach to church leadership. the campus is just a starting point, wherein,the campus cpm automatically grows into a city cpm movement and beyond at every generational level. lets keep the dialouge going bro...i know this stuff is hard to understand when there is not much to glean from in nth america. read "organic church, neil cole" dats a good start

 
At 1/29/2006 08:57:00 AM , Blogger Jaeson Ma said...

Charisma's Barna-bashing

Charisma editor Lee Grady, who's often prophetically sharp in his observations, jumped on George Barna last week and killed off 'Revolution'. The response he got on the Charisma forum is quite interesting. Quote:

"Lee, you can bash Barna all you want, but he's absolutely right. The traditional, program-driven, facilities-based church is dying, and while it may not seem like death is imminent when you look at the Lakewoods of our country, it will accellerate toward the end and surprise even those of us who anticipate it. A new, organically-grown church will emerge, pastored by unpaid men and women of God whose lives are filled with relationships with unbelievers and relevancy. Lee, embrace the certainty of our future as Christians in this time of transition. It will not only go easier for you, but we'll end up with an unstoppable grassroots movement that will be far more powerful than what we have now."

Continue reading "Charisma's Barna-bashing" »

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At 1/29/2006 11:59:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have absolutely no doubt that the word "restructure” is the word of the Lord for His church in this hour.
I feel so strongly that the house church movement will explode in 2006, but few are willing to release that word from the Lord.
I admire your boldness to stand in what God is saying in the face of opposition.
The face of the church will really change in our generation.
Keep the good work brother.
You are a key leader for this generation.

 
At 2/03/2006 07:47:00 AM , Blogger Ben Lemery's Blog said...

The difference between a house church in India, China and any other country is the lack of freedom for Christianity to exist. To say that we are going to copy or use their structure in order to create a house church structure here is somewhat irrelevant when there is a church structure already set up here.

I believe that many house churches are filled with a lot of leaders who couldn't grasp the submission aspect in leadership, they were hurt and left the church as it was. That is not good for either the main church or the house church.

If I could see that there was an intricate setup of leadership within American house churches, I would probably be more for it but when looking at the ones in this area, it is more filled with rejected people than people who are trying to start an honest movement. The dialouge continues...

 
At 2/03/2006 10:45:00 AM , Blogger Jaeson Ma said...

ben i would suggest u read the following books to get a more Biblical understanding of house church.

Frank Viola
1. Rethinking the Wineskin
2. Who is your covering?
3. Pagan Christianity
4. So you want to start a house church?

These books expose many of the assumptions we have about church from Biblical and historical understanding of the NT house church orgins. Particularly in Nth America we always have this dogma on "covering" and "authority" these books will help you see these two words Biblicaly in a different light.

I am also sorry to say but much of the house church movement in Nth America the past few decades have
been what you just encountered and explained, but this does not mean that it is not Biblical or for
the Nth American context. God is raising up a new generation that will not be jaded, but focused on the harvest. We now have over 80 simple churches planted at University of Texas all were conceived in the harvest and over 100+ planted on other universities in the last 2 years. This is a movement that if it is of God it can't be stopped, but if it is
not from God then it will end regardless. Let the fruit prove itself.

House church is not only for persecuted countries and third world nations, we have experienced and seen healthy multiplying movements here in Nth America because it is church based on Biblical principles not methods or programs or commands and control.

good discussion ben, keep it coming i honor your views and experience and can understand where you are coming from. I was wrestling with many of the same issues you are talking about before ...blessings!

 
At 2/03/2006 05:22:00 PM , Blogger Ben Lemery's Blog said...

It concerns me that some of the ideas that you have regarding house churches is that it is a movement that can't be stopped. As if it will be something that overtakes church as we know it. I don't know about that but it looks a bit disorganized and nothing more then glorified Bible studies, with offerings.

All through the Bible we see that there was some sort of structure going on and when Paul was writing to the church in Corinth it wasn't to a house church, it was to a body that met in a church plant. I don't discredit house churches because I am sure there are great things that are coming out of this but the one thing that I don't know about is a young generation, cutting ties to the church structure that has been formed and then having noone to bring guidance.

I think that covering and authority are the utmost need for this generation to move in a transgenerational shift into the next glory that God is calling us into. Our generation mimics the "Jesus People Movement" closer than any other movement I have seen now. When you research the reasons why it was such a powerful movement, it was because people had a desire to pursue the heart of God; why it fell apart was because they could not and did not want to grasp the submission to authority part. I don't know if the college campus can bring people into relationships with those who have journeyed ahead of us if they are not introduced to that portion.

I don't want house churches to stop but I think there has to be a much stronger and visual apostolic government that appears out of this. Everyone in the new testament knew that there were leaders over the whole movement and when their letters came, it was a huge thing. Where is the visual? I want to see it. I see the fruit but the authority I don't see yet. I can't read every book that comes my way, you should know that, I read as many as you do!

Was I just invited in a previous message by Jaeson Ma to go to another country with him? hmmmmm. I almost fell out of my chair the anointing hit me so hard, haha. It may happen buddy, we'll have to connect at a better level though.

There has to be a better connection of ministries on an apostolic level, we are beginning to do that here at CMU, creating an apostolic team with the sole purpose of hearing out God's strategies over the campus and taking authority to see them come. It's new, it's fly and now I feel like an out of place white boy.

Anyway, keep it going Jaeson! We haven't talked this much in a year.

 
At 3/26/2006 05:41:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Greetings,
Now that God has healed my body after 7 years of fighting Crohn's Disease, I am on a mission to empower my people.
While I was sick God gave me the concept of Kinetics. When I first worked on Kinetics it was a Black Christian PAC, Black Christian Lobby, and a research institute. God told me to just make it an information ministry and the other organizations will come. Kinetics was birth out of my frustration with church; out of my frustration with the same routine. As we go about church as usual our community is dying. The Bible says my people are destroyed for a lack of knowledge. So I developed Kinetics to try to fill the gap.

Kinetics is an information ministry designed to disseminate information on spiritual, political, economic, and social issues.
Kinetics mission is to provide the faith community with the tools to advocate and mobilize on local, national, and international issues, to build capacity to solve our own problems, and to use dialogue as a catalyst for social change.

Kinetics goals are:

to inform the body of Christ on religious, cultural, social, and political affairs through workshops, seminars, lectures, and the arts;

to build relationships with community, educational, and policy and research institutions;

to build capacity to solve our own problem, and to use dialogue as a catalyst for social change;

to promote and support both study of and participation in arts, culture, religion, and history.

Kinetics reaches across denominational lines and challenges people of faith to come together, pool our resources, and restore our community.

My first event was cancel due to inclement weather. We are currently planning the next event scheduled for May 6-Economic Empowerment and the Role of the Black Church: Developing Strategies for Collective Wealth.

God has been saying to me that this is the year of the SHIFT. That in this year prominent preachers will be removed as God raises up new leadership that has not been compromised or who are not afraid to speak truth to power. After living in New York for a few years I am happy to be back home in Baltimore. I believe this city if filled with some spiritual giants who have given up on the traditional church. I am excited about what God is getting ready to do.
www.FaithinMotion.net

 
At 9/09/2008 12:41:00 AM , Anonymous Some1 said...

Keep it up Jae :) Jesus is with you. No matter what other people say as long as you know what you did is right its all tat matters right? :)

GBU :D

 

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