A few nights ago, I felt like I received my own personal sozo with Jesus while I slept. It was beautiful, amazing and intense, and I when I woke up I wrote down, as best as I could remember, what happened and what He spoke to my heart.
For the past few months now, I've personally felt the fire of the Lord doing something very deep in my heart that has been hard to articulate. I have felt raw, emptied and in a place of vulnerable surrender, but this dream was simply an encounter with the kindness and compassion of Jesus. It was also a baptism of His love and His fire.
As you will read on, know that this dream was not just for me but for you, for the Bride, and for the world, and I want to simply release it over you.
Resetting Hearts & Realigning Purpose
The Lord said, "Nate, this is a season where I am resetting hearts, turning back hearts and pursuing the hearts of those who have felt tired, weary and heartsick."
As He spoke these words, I began to feel like God was doing something in my own heart; almost like a weary traveler, who has been in the desert for days, getting to drink a cold glass of water. That's when I felt a flood of His love begin to penetrate deep into my heart. It was unraveling me, cleaning me and clearing my heart out. Then I felt His fire begin to burn upon me and ravage my heart.
He addressed some things I had been personally carrying, and suddenly it felt like He tore them away from me and I felt completely clean and free. Then I began to discern what was on His heart: a longing to see the Bride of Christ be free and whole. It was weighing on Him, and then He said, "Nate, this is an hour that I am baptizing My Bride in My fiery love, and they will become brand new!"
"He who was seated on the throne said, 'Look! I am making all things new'" (Rev. 21:5).
The Branding of Hearts
The Lord said, "That's right, I am branding hearts right now and as I do, they will become brand new. There will not even be a trace of the old there—no more wounds and trauma, hurt, bitterness, and old lies and mindsets—not one bit will be left after the fiery gaze of My life is through with it. They will feel completely emptied and free from what robbed them for decades and will suddenly wake up feeling free and completely ready to grab the new thing I am giving them.
"They need to be made brand new to be able to receive the brand new, otherwise they will not discern it or recognize it. In this hour I am releasing brand new mantles and movements upon those who allow this baptism to have its full work. Some are too busy to see it. They are looking for external fixes right now—resolutions, disciplines, new goals and open doors—all to Band-Aid something that only My love can remedy.
"In a time of increased productivity and activity, connectivity needs to be the focus. It's where it all comes together and what is planted is grown, and where anointings are sustained. But you will be able to see, soon enough, who has put all aside to simply allow My branding, because they will be the ones launching forward holding onto something brand new and unseen.
Love Must Increase
"Bride, you must be baptized again in My love! You will not be able to sustain the new anointing, new message, favor, increase and influence without a fresh baptism of My love; otherwise, you will steer your assignment off course.
"Without love you will use the anointing to tear down only and not build, to gather only and not host, and work miracles and signs without leading people to Me. Without love you will take the rod to rule nations and you will deliver them but will not have the love to see them rebuilt. You will work to the letter but not let the love of the letter be heard. Without love you will share your message with the world, but it won't lead people to Me; it will put them back into bondage of another name.
The Love Deficit & the Expiration of Fear
"Who speaks from the mind of God without the heart of the Father? Are not all things that are said originated from Him? Who speaks from the heavens without wisdom and reveals revelation without it being birthed through intimacy?
"There has been a love deficit where some have sought My counsel without My embrace, and it has only caused chaos and damage. Will you let go of fear, lay down your swords and weapons aimed at each other, and learn again how to love—learn how to lay down your lives for one another again?
There Is so Much More! Step Through the Veil!
"Hearts need to be reset right now because it's a new day of intimate encounter. You think that what you have seen, heard and experienced is all there is of Me? What you will experience in this decade will ruin you for anything less than My abiding presence daily. My people will truly know what it means to abide in the vine and they will discover revelations of My safety, council and secrets. As they do, this will give them greater insight into how to reveal Me governmentally.
"I am setting seals upon hearts and calling the least likely, who have been far, far away from me, into a complete turnaround of heart. Even the church won't believe who I use in this season. But when My love has its work, then there is no turning back. I use who I use and choose who I choose. Yes, the world will know My love from the North, South, East and West!
A New Day and a New Song
"I am after your heart. I have been in pursuit of you longer than you were even aware of. Your heart is all I think about, and now My fiery love is coming to restore you, affirm you, free you and commission you into the brand-new day. And you will burn like you have never burned before.
"You will feel your heart spring back to life with a new song and a new hope and an insatiable love for My presence. You will yearn and long for Me and cast everything aside that once stole your gaze, for a moment with Me. Where you once were filled with the cares of life, the world and a future you couldn't see, weighed down by burdens, instead you will experience My baptism and never be the same."
"Those who repent I baptize with water, but there is coming a Man after me who is more powerful than I am. In fact, I'm not even worthy enough to pick up His sandals. He will submerge you into union with the Spirit of Holiness and with a raging fire!" (Matt. 3:11, TPT).
Nate Johnston is a revivalist and worshipper who has a heart to see sons and daughters unleashed into passionate friendship with God and an effective supernatural lifestyle. Through his ministry "Everyday Revivalists," he teaches on intimacy and hearing God's voice, which was birthed from a hunger for authentic, real and powerful relationship with Jesus. Nate and Christy have two daughters, Charlotte and Sophie, and currently live on the Gold Coast in Australia.
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