'Set Your House in Order': A Prophetic Call for the Church to Repent

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I had an encounter with the Lord recently while pressing in through 40 days of new access for the year 2019. I had been using this time of consecration to gain a fresh prophetic perspective for the New Year, when I was pulled out of a dream through the stirring of the Spirit to see Jesus coming as one on the clouds with His magnificent power and glory. When my eyes first beheld the sight of our Savior appearing in all His splendor, I was overwhelmed with His love and the brilliance of His presence. Almost spontaneously, as His radiant smile stretched across the light of His countenance, I cried out, "Lord, is that you? How will we know you?"

He replied, 'Holly, time is short.' He then took me on a journey of understanding His heart for true restoration and redemption. And then He showed me how 2019 was a year of the comeback.

"Then they will see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great power and glory. Then He will send His angels and gather His elect from the four winds, from the farthest part of the earth to the farthest part of heaven" (Mark 13:26-27).

"Look, I am coming soon" (Rev. 22:7).

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I share spiritual encounters with a reverential fear of the Lord. I understand the obedience of waiting on the Lord in prayer. I respectfully adhere to the accountability and the weighty responsibility for those entrusted with prophetic revelation at this hour. The Bible promises us a greater outpouring of the Spirit for the sons and daughters of God during the end times. Dreams, visions, supernatural visitations and the nine gifts of the Spirit are coming into full operation in the church at this hour. We are in the days where the fivefold office gifts are joining together in unity to function with an Ephesians 4 mandate like never before.

However, a clear exhortation is given to us in Jeremiah 23 about prophets prophesying visions of their own heart (Jer. 23:16-18). Scripture warns us of false prophets and the appearance of lying signs and wonders being evident in the last days. God also made it a priority to answer Job out of the whirlwind by asking him an important question. "Who is this who darkens counsel by words without knowledge?" (Job 38:2)? We must test all spiritual encounters to discern if they're from God or if their sourced from vain imaginations or demonic influences (Heb. 5:14). When the pure Word of the Lord is released through the mouth of a prophet of God; the Word of God does not return to Him void (Isa. 55:11).

"'In the last days it shall be,' says God, 'that I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams. Even on My menservants and maidservants I will pour out My Spirit in those days; and they shall prophesy. And I will show wonders in heaven above and signs on the earth below: blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and glorious day of the Lord comes" (Acts 2:17-20).

Set Your House in Order

In 2 Kings 20, Hezekiah was sick and near death when the Lord sent a message through the prophet Isaiah to tell Hezekiah to set his house in order, for he would surely die and not live. Hezekiah's response to his fateful news humbled him into a posture of intercession as he petitioned God to remember his just and contrite heart. Scripture says Hezekiah turned his face toward the wall (between the altar) and prayed to God for restoration and deliverance from his untimely death. Because Hezekiah wept at the altar of the Lord through humility and obedience, God saved Hezekiah's life and added 15 years to his lifespan.

The phrase "set your house in order" has been ringing in my heart since the beginning of the Hebrew New Year 5779. To set our house in order has a two-fold meaning. We are temples (houses) for the Holy Spirit to dwell in. Our churches, ministries, families, relationships, occupations and so forth are the houses the Lord has entrusted us with while serving as kingdom ambassadors on behalf of the body of Christ. Setting our house in order requires a time of repentance and a renewing of our heart, spirit, soul and body as we reconcile with our first love Jesus Christ as our kinsman Redeemer (Ruth 3:9, Job 19:25).

Setting our house in order is also a phrase where our affairs are set into new alignment per the will of the Father and His direction for our lives. A time of reorganization, reordering and restructuring accompanies setting our houses in order to prepare for new assignments, increase and promotion through the leading of Holy Spirit. A shedding of old ways while allowing room for a new wineskin creates an atmosphere of order for Holy Spirit to awaken a sleeping giant from her slumber. Where the church is compromising her ways through worldly influence and flesh- based performance; God is calling His bride to set our house in order by cleansing herself from all ungodliness!

The Spirit of the Lord is brooding over the earth searching for a place to revisit in all His power and glory. A greater outpouring of the Spirit of God is about to erupt like never before as churches across the land posture themselves through hunger, repentance and prayer. Jesus is seeking for a pure bride to come back to. He is calling us to a lifestyle of holiness, consecration and devotion. The earth is ripe to pull in an end-time harvest of new souls. Now is the time for redemption to sweep across the land and to set your house in order!

In those days Hezekiah became mortally ill. And Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz came to him and said to him,

In those days Hezekiah became ill and was near death. The prophet Isaiah son of Amoz came to him, and said to him, "Thus says the Lord: Set your house in order, for you shall die and not live."

Then he turned his face toward the wall and prayed to the Lord, saying, "Please, O Lord, remember how I have walked before You faithfully and with an undivided heart and have done what is good in Your sight." And Hezekiah wept bitterly.

Now before Isaiah had come out of the middle courtyard, the word of the Lord came to him, saying, "Turn back and say to Hezekiah the leader of My people: Thus says the Lord, the God of David your father: I have heard your prayer; I have seen your tears. I will heal you. On the third day you shall go up to the house of the Lord (2 Kings 20:1-5).

"I will give them a heart to know Me, that I am the Lord; and they will be My people, and I will be their God, for they will return to Me with their whole heart" (Jer. 24:7).

A Year of the Comeback

Upon hearing the Lord say 2019 was a year of the comeback, the story of Lazarus in John 11 was quickened in my spirit. The resurrection power of the Holy Spirit swept through the tomb of Lazarus and provided us with one of the greatest comeback stories in biblical history. When Jesus cried out in a loud voice and called Lazarus to come forth from his grave, His mission was to demonstrate the glory of God upon the earth realm (John 11:40). Those who witnessed this miraculous move of God through the power of His Spirit, experienced a trajectory move towards their destiny in the blink of an eye. Where unbelief, doubt and a lack of faith invaded the hearts of those in attendance; resurrection life breathed new life into a spirit of sleep and slumber. The name "Lazarus" in Strong's dictionary means "whom God helps." This gives us a prophetic picture of the love of God for His church, and how the heart of the Father is to restore the church back to her intended purpose.

God chose an outcry, the appearance of His Son, and a kairos moment, to demonstrate the effects of heaven invading earth through a move of His divine order. What seemed delayed in the eyes of man through their dullness of understanding, was delivered through Jesus by His timely appearance and coming. God chose the hour and time to awaken Lazarus from His slumber (John 11:39). The Spirit of God moved, Lazarus came forth; and the rest of the story was recorded, in the books of biblical history.

The church is positioned for a comeback in 2019! As our cry reaches heaven's ears for a new move of power and glory, the spiritual realm is responding to the sound of the earths groaning. Hunger is a key component to a new move of the Holy Spirit. Jesus is looking for those whose hearts are fixed on Him through intimacy and unrelenting obedience! The Spirit of God says, "The time is short. Won't you adhere to My coming?"

"Did I not tell you that if you believed, you would see the glory of God?" (John 11:40).

"When He had said this, He cried out with a loud voice, 'Lazarus, come out!' He who was dead came out, his hands and feet wrapped with grave clothes, and his face wrapped with a cloth.

Jesus said to them, 'Unbind him, and let him go'" (John 11:43-44).

Holly Watson is a prophetic voice with a passion to release the heart of the Father in a pure and uncompromising way. Her mandate is to awaken the bride of Christ to Her end-time identity while stirring this generation to step into her God-ordained purpose and calling. The Call upon Holly's life was awakened through being miraculously healed from a spirit of infirmity. KRGO, Ministries was birthed through a passion to raise up sons and daughters of God who embrace their true identity and calling in Christ. Holly and her husband, Frank, serve and minister throughout the body of Christ in the Southern California area and the surrounding regions. Visit krgo.org.

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