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On September 16th, this year, I happened to see Ana Werner’s video posted online and it was about a prophetic word for the new season, after the new year days in the Jewish calendar. I was interested in knowing what the Lord showed her, as she was known as a seer. Then, the video clip was quite long like more than 40 minutes and in the middle of her talk, she said that she also posted the words in her website. So, I googled her website and read the blog, which was a short version. Later at night, I wanted to read the words again so that I visited her website again. Then, I saw another blog on Prophetic Word for 2021. Though we were about to enter into the last quarter of 2021 at that time, I still wanted to know what the Lord had showed her for this year. To my amazement, I read she wrote about house churches and shared a series of 3 dreams. I felt it was such a confirmation from the Lord to me that this would be the direction in the future, as I wrote on this in my previous blogs. And I’m sharing the words she shared in her blog:
Dreams of the Glory Coming to House Churches
I had a series of 3 dreams, that all involved house churches. In these homes, I could see many people gathered and there was an organic feel to their hunger for Jesus. I saw many people meeting in groups around a table, discussing the Word of God. As well, worship happening in a different section of the house.. Also a group was meeting together and laughing as they shared in fellowship.
A few things that struck me the most was:
1) The glory of God was there. The Presence was so thick in this little house church.
2) There was such a beautiful, organic fellowship happening, that all centered around wanting to know and love Jesus more. As well, there was REAL FELLOWSHIP, REAL ACCOUNTABILITY, and REAL HUNGER and DESPERATION for JESUS.
After reading Ana’s words, I wrote down the draft of this blog, saying “I believe this would be the new wineskin for the new wine in a new season to come.” Then, on September 27th, I found two unread emails from Lana Vawser’s ministries. When I read the older email out of them, I stood amazed:
For this is the time where He is going to reunite families, He is going to heal families, He is going to bring His people to a deeper understanding and awakening to His nature as Father, a good Father and His love. We have been in a time in the earth where there people have been brought into their homes and the Lord has been doing a deep work in the home, but there is something even deeper still that the Lord is wanting to establish. In the last year or so the Lord has done a lot of cleansing and purging within homes, and He has begun to build within homes, but I felt strongly that right now the Lord is building the NEW WINESKIN within homes and we MUST pay attention. His new wine will flow and His weighty manifested presence will come like we have never seen before, but we must establish His parameters for the HOME that He is establishing. This is a new season of the Lord “establishing home” and if we are running ahead to quickly and not listening to the new strategies of the Lord for the home, if we are holding too tight to ‘what was’ or ‘what is comfortable’ we will miss what the Lord is saying and what He is wanting to do in the family unit and households.
HOMES THAT HOUSE HIS GLORY
I also heard the Lord say “PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR NEIGHBOURS”. For where the enemy has tried to keep division between neighbours, the Lord is going to move in power in neighbourhoods and signs, wonders and miracles will flow as His people walk in extravagant love and kindness.
The atmosphere was filled with the sense of anticipation “You haven’t seen anything yet”.
I then had a vision and I saw homes being “NETS” and these nets were bigger than I have EVER seen and immediately I knew in the spirit that there was a TIPPING POINT we have reached for an even greater “bringing in of the harvest”. It’s about to get bigger, it’s about to come in faster and with greater intensity than we have seen recently.
The urgency of the Lord was strong “Get your homes ready, get your houses ready, get your HOUSES IN ORDER like never before.”
I saw God’s people being established in the home season in such a deeper way than ever before, roots were going down deeper into the establishment of HOME. They were positioned and ready to ride the wave of His outpouring that will fill their home and flow from their home in such power to see a mighty harvest come in.
Lana’s words were so timely and confirming, as I also asked the Lord what I would share in my monthly meeting with my pastor in Singapore and others later on that day. I was reminded of what one of the pastors in the meeting shared last year, for himself and for the body of Christ; The new wine and the new wineskin. And he also shared the Scriptures from Philippians 3:13, “Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead.” And I thought the things which are behind would be the traditional church setting that we are so familiar with and those things which are ahead would be the new birth of house churches on a global scale. Perhaps the revival that we were longing for would not be from the auditorium setting but from our homes and our neighborhoods when we walk in the extravagant love of our Father in our daily mundane life.
I believe some of us would continue to be part of the traditional church, if He wills. I think we all need to ask the Lord what He has in store for us in person. Even when we move to house church, I believe moving in His season is also important and I would share more on this later.
And Pastor John Fenn also encouraged house churches to attend local traditional churches or any gatherings together with house church members. I believe it’s not that we are against one another, but we have unity, no matter what church settings we are in. I believe we also honor what the Lord used for the past seasons. Friend, I pray that each one of us may listen to His voice and move in His perfect will and perfect timing, no matter what, in Jesus’ name.
Have a bliss!
“Forget about what’s happened;
How are you? I’m well.
Today, I would like to write more on House Church. On March 30, this year, I had a dream. In a swimming pool, there came many people. Among them, I saw dozens of pregnant women. In the water, people sat around, making a big circle. And I swam, circling around them, behind their backs. Later at night, the swimming pool was supposed to be closed and I wished I could have stayed longer, but I was trying to leave the pool.
When I awoke, I felt it was part of the consecutive dreams on house church, following the three dreams I shared in my previous blog, House Church 2. I interpret the people who circled around were the people in house church, as if they sat around on the sofa at home. And I also interpret a big circle would mean spirit realm and swimming is moving in the spirit realm. And the pregnant women would mean the Lord’s bringing forth something new through house church. And there would be a great harvest, as the pool was crowded with people.
Later, I wanted to search for some teachings online on house church in Korean, to share them with a Korean missionary. And I was quite surprised to see a series of teachings that were posted at that time, and the shows were produced by a Christian TV network that my Seoul church founded. It is a mega church, yet it started to teach on house church. The shows featured a Korean pastor who served a Korean church in Houston in the USA. He was an engineer in Silicon Valley before he was called to the ministry. When he was invited to become a pastor in the Korean church in Houston, he wanted to have a church in the New Testament, which is house church. So, he made a condition that he would like to run the church like house church, though there would be a corporate gathering in the traditional church setting on Sunday. So, during the shows, he shared what the house church is, what it should be like and so on. And he said that the only verb among Jesus' commands that is present progressive form in the original Greek is “make disciples.” So, we must keep on making disciples. And he went on to say that many Christians try to make a scholar, when it comes to the discipleship. But it is about doing Jesus’ ministry and having His character in us.
I was reminded of what Pastor John Fenn said that discipleship is supernatural. I would understand that. Just think about your family or your workplace or your school or your church. People are not always lovable. Perhaps your closest ones would be the ones to push your buttons. And you would see so selfish and self-centered people in church! But we should love those seemingly unlovable people with the heart of Father. I heard some preachers say that we should look at others just as our Father looks at them. I know it would need much patience, but it’s all about love. It’s my prayer these days that I would have the Father’s heart and His eyes so that I would love others and see them as He sees them. I still fail, but I would not give up, and continue to ask the Father to have mercy on me and help me.
No matter whether you will be part of a house church or a traditional church, I would like to encourage you to be a disciple, not just a member of church and to keep on making disciples. It would start from your home, your workplace, your school and your communities. I pray that we love our Lord and love our neighbors and we are conformed to the image of Christ, in Jesus’ name.
Have a bliss!
Shepherd the flock of God which is among you, serving as overseers, not by compulsion but willingly, not for dishonest gain but eagerly; nor as being lords over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock; and when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that does not fade away. (1 Peter 5:2~4)
How are you? I’m well.
Today, I would like to continue on House Church and share a series of dreams that I think were the Lord’s confirmation on the direction.
On March 29, I had three dreams. In one dream, I saw a couple taking a wedding photo in a studio. I watched them from behind and from the side of the couple. The couple looked a bit poor and shabby, though they were dressed up for the wedding photo. The bride was a Chinese in her late 40’s or early 50’s and the bridegroom was a Caucasian in his late 50’s or early 60’s. Then, I looked at the couple from the front, facing them. Unexpectedly, the bridegroom rolled up his sleeves and he exposed his muscles in the arms, smiling. I was surprised to see his arms look like Popeye’s. When I first saw him from the side and from the back, he looked very thin and didn’t look buffed at all. But he turned out to be very buffed and strong. Then, I saw a little son of the Chinese bride just come out of his mother’s wedding dress, as if he had hidden himself inside his mother’s dress. The Chinese, Asian boy looked 5~6 years of old.
In another dream, I think I was with my mom and my sister. It seemed that there was a construction or remodeling for a house underway. And I can’t recall whether it was my house or someone else’s, but I was waiting for someone to deliver the key of the house. Then, a man came to me and said that I already had the key of the house with me. So, I looked at my wallet.
In another dream, I was in a restaurant. I was invited to a party and it was for the couple to have a wedding soon. I saw my ex-colleagues, classmates and friends in there. Then, I went upstairs to get my table, while there were still some people on the tables on the first floor. I wore a white twill winter coat and inside the coat, the white short skirt in the same material. They looked luxurious. I got a compliment for my suits from one of my friends and she asked me where I got them and how much they were. I was hesitant to answer her, as they were really expensive, and I thought she would be surprised at the price. Then, I saw a guest, or a bride come upstairs, riding on a horse. And I got to know anyone could pick a horse on the first floor and ride on it in the restaurant. I wanted to ride on a horse so much, but I thought my short skirt was not suitable for the horse-riding so that I had to give it up. And I was upset.
When I awoke and journaled down the dreams, I felt the Lord confirms the direction to me through them. I interpret the wedding couple in the first dream as a house church. They didn’t look rich nor glamorous on the surface. But the bridegroom actually had a good build. I was reminded of what the late Pastor Neville Johnson said: there would be small, but strong churches in the last days, which are house churches. And I interpreted that the Chinese bride symbolized the strong house churches in China, that have been enduring the persecution. And the Chinese bride has a fruit, which is quite mature like 5~6 years old, not a new-born baby. I interpret the Caucasian bridegroom would mean house churches to be brought to the West in the days to come.
And I interpret the 2nd dream. I was waiting for someone to deliver the key of the house, which would be the key to the revival. The key to house the glory of God. But it turned out that I already had the key with me. It would mean we already have the key with us. We can start house churches with our family, our friends, co-workers or neighbors. His presence is always with us when we gather together in His name and we love one another. The latter rain doesn’t necessarily come from traditional churches’ night gatherings or revival meetings in the stadium, but from our home.
Later in the day when I read “How We Began” that Pastor John Fenn wrote in the Church without Walls International website, I felt my interpretation of the dream was in line with what the Lord spoke to Pastor John:
“Many are running to and fro asking, ‘Where is the next move, what is the next season of the Spirit?’, and I say to you it is under their very noses. They stumble at the supernatural work in their midst and refuse to humble themselves and be taught, because they seek the sensational and that which appeals to the outward man. They fail to recognize the true move of God because it must be spiritually discerned.”
Related to the house under remodeling or construction in the dream, I was also able to be reminded of what the late John Paul Jackson wrote on the house dream:
God is interested in every detail of your life and wants you to see your life from His perspective. He is making improvements and repairs to your “house” all the time. Sometimes He will show you the upgrades—what you’ll become—in a dream so you won’t give up during the remodel.
Jackson, John Paul. Top 20 Dreams: What the 20 Most Common Dreams are Telling You (p. 40). Streams Ministries. Kindle Edition.
In the 3rd dream, I interpret riding on a horse is moving in the Spirit, in the mighty power of the Holy Spirit. I wanted to move in the mighty move of the Holy Spirit, but my expensive formal dress-code hindered me from riding on a horse. I interpret the expensive formal suits represented the legalism in the traditional churches. They might look good and they are paid compliments for luxurious materials. But they are not suitable for the Spirit to move in His way. I recall a Korean missionary’s sharing a story, which was recorded in a Korean church, the host. He said that he felt uncomfortable in preaching in a traditional church setting, like the host church. Now in many churches in Korea, there are multiple services on Sunday so that he is requested by the host to finish his preaching within 30 or 40 minutes. Otherwise, they would have problems in parking lots and in next time-slot services and they would be like dominos. So, the missionary said that it is very difficult to move in the Holy Spirit in that setting. Sometimes, we must wait until the Holy Spirit comes and fills the room with His presence. And he shared his testimony back in Mongolia. A few kids in his ministry said to him, “Brother, we will meet for prayer and worship on this Friday!” As he had a schedule conflict, he gave the kids the key of the small room in his ministry, saying they could go ahead, but he couldn’t join them. The next day, the kids came to him, so excited, and said to him, “Brother, you should have been there with us. We were so amazed by the Holy Spirit. The lightnings were here and there in the room!”
I’m not saying we should pursue the supernatural manifestation. Even when we don’t feel or see anything, the Holy Spirit is always with us and we must bear the fruits of the Holy Spirit in our life. Yet, I’m trying to say that the traditional church settings and the legalism in church actually hinder the Holy Spirit from moving in the midst of us. They are manmade, not Spirit-made.
I hope the interpretation of my dreams would resonate with you and it would encourage you to pray over the direction on your life, too. I think I would share more stories related to House Church in my future blogs, believing that we must prepare for the times to come.
Have a bliss!
But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; (1 Peter 2:9)
How are you? Hope you had or are having a good day today?
On March 24, 2021, I visited the website of Church Without Walls International by Pastor John Fenn. I’ve been reading his monthly newsletter in there, but not regularly. And I sometimes watched his short video in an online channel. On that day, I intentionally visited his website, to watch some videos on house church. I got to know from one of his videos that the Lord told him to start a house church, saying “It’s against the times to come.” And He wanted him to provide resources with those who would start house churches.
I’ve heard many times that there would be many house churches in the last days due to persecution. Then, I took what my pastor in Singapore encouraged me to start a house church rather than to try to look for a church to attend, when I shared my plan to leave Singapore and go back home in Korea. At that time, it was quite refreshing. Back in 2016, when I heard a prophetess prophesy to me that I would be like Peter and the Lord says to me that He would build a church on me, the rock. At that time, I never interpreted the prophecy meant I would go to seminary and be a clergy in church. I interpreted that I would build a house church with my family or future family or like-minded friends.
With that in my heart for some years, I recently watched some videos that Pastor John Fenn posted in the website and I found them very helpful and practical. He shared kind of trial and error in his experience for many years, and answered some questions that people asked him about house church. And he also said something like that people tend to think that revival would come through some kinds of big meetings in the auditoriums, but the process of discipleship is actually supernatural. I agree with him. After watching his videos, I became more interested in the idea of having a house church. Yet I also like some pastors’ teachings in traditional churches, and I think some of them might still thrive. So, I thought I would ask Father to confirm His will for me. I said to Him, “Father, can You please let me know whether You want me to start a house church or to find a traditional church, in a new season to come?” Then, on March 25, the very next day, I received a new email from Lana Vawser’s ministry with a new post, I Heard The Lord Speaking Over The Pioneers – “The Greatest Refreshment You Have Experienced By My Spirit Will Be Found On The New Pioneering Pathway I Am Leading You Into.” And I was amazed to read His Words:
“HOUSES AND WELLS OF MY GLORY”
I began to see HOUSES and WELLS being pioneered all across the earth. It reminded me of the encounter I had, had with the Lord recently where I saw the arks the Lord was establishing through the pioneers for His Glory to come and rest. As I looked at these “HOUSES and WELLS” the Lord spoke:
“Pioneers, pray and fast, lean in and listen, for you are being positioned to HOUSE WELLS OF MY GLORY”
The tangible presence of God was so thick in my office as He spoke those words. “… to HOUSE WELLS OF MY GLORY”
Though they didn’t literally mention House Church, I felt the Lord answered my question in prayer.
Later, I wanted to read Pastor Mark Johnson’s article, The New Church in Our Finest Hour, the quarterly magazine again that I read in November 2020.
“Currently public meetings have closed turning into Zoom meeting, online streaming, online conferences etc. Is this the new church? - Well, yes and no, but it is part of something God is putting in place in preparation for the End- Times. The Body of Christ needs to embrace and move with what God is doing. We are moving into a new age and if we strive to go back to the old way “church” operated, we will miss this next move of God.
What did they do? They built each other up, worshipped the Lord, received revelation, spoke in tongues and had teaching. Putting this together with what the Lord revealed to me in 2016, it paints a picture of the End-Time Church, a resistance cell. If you don’t like the sound of that you can call it a cell group, house church, underground church. Personally I prefer calling it a resistance as it gives it a mindset of we are resisting satan’s kingdom, while building God’s Kingdom.
I believe this is a pattern we must start to transition to and we have already seen this happen in part. God has seen to it that we can no longer meet in church buildings, rather from our homes. We must continue down this path of gatherings of like-minded people in homes. This does not mean we don’t connect to a larger community, this is already happening too via online streaming but as restrictions ease, in large gatherings as well, that is until we see the total world wide shut down of Christianity, but we must keep the main thing the main thing; Jesus as central.”
And I think that I was able to put pieces together from many prophecies on the latter rains and the coming revival through the unheard-of. I think that not only the persecution to come, but perhaps the global economic collapse might lead to the birth of many house churches. I recall a pastor prophesy that many churches that have loans for their church buildings and so on would not be able to survive, with the global economic collapse. And I speculate that not only for the loans, but traditional churches might not receive enough offerings for their clergies, due to their members’ economic difficulty. It strikes me a chord that that’s why some big churches would compromise with the anti-Christ, One World Religion, to survive, “updating” the Bible and twisting the Truth.
Not only the prophecy, but I also made sense of what Derek Prince wrote in his book, The Coming Revival. Some of the requirements for the coming revival were unmasking the witchcraft in church and removing legalism. Certainly, there has been witchcraft spirit who tries to control believers, using manipulation and so forth. And the legalism in the traditional church just like the Pharisees in Jesus time must be removed.
I do not know whether it speaks to you. But, if you also think it’s the calling from the Holy Spirit, I would like to encourage you to pray over it and to ask Him to confirm His will for you. I think to myself, “Why not start, if it’s against the times to come?” like the Lord spoke to Pastor John Fenn and told him to be the resource. Friend, I believe that you can be the resource, too, if you could start it sooner. And starting a house church doesn’t mean that we stop going to any traditional church. Pastor John said that we can go to a traditional local church’s night prayer gatherings and so on, together with the house church members. And he also shared many good examples like camping together with house church members for the house church meeting. And children can also lead the meeting and God worked through their creativity amazingly. It’s not always fathers’ leading the meeting, but they take in turns.
In my next blog, I would like to share some dreams that I think were another confirmation from the Lord. In the meantime, if you are interested, you might want to visit Church Without Walls International website for more information. I pray that our Heavenly Father may give you direction clearly, in Jesus’ name.
Have a bliss!
having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone, in whom the whole building, being fitted together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord, in whom you also are being built together for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit (Ephesians 2:20~22).