In the South Pacific there has been a sound that has been coming from deep within, a sound that speaks of something that has not yet been before, it cries out from the deep - calling forth a generation to arise - an army ready for battle that would have holiness as its drum beat, carrying the Glory of God upon its shoulders who hearts are burning with Holy Fire.
The last 10 years has seen the South Pacific moved by the Spirit of God in the Prayer & Missions Movement with 24-7 Prayer sweeping this region.
1998 marks the beginning of this Journey which began with a Call 2 Prayer from Australia and Solomon Islands which spread across the South Pacific. At the same time Revival was in Full Swing at Pensacola in Florida and a young man from Australia - like many others was touched an impacted by this move of God - received a vision about a Coming Firestorm that would sweep Australia from the East, the second vision was that world being Held in the Palm of God's Hand consumed in Fire.
These 2 visions came with a call to carry and spread the Fire of God to different nations.
Between 2000-2005 Youth Arise as a movement exploded across the Eastern States of Australia, and in the South Pacific - with hundreds if not thousands of people being called to a lifestyle of prayer, holiness and missions - rallies held in different cities attracted hundreds of youth in united prayer and worship.
In Early 2006 many young people in Australia began to cry out to God asking and seeking his heart for this land, as others did the same around the world.
It was revealed that the call over this region was to be the Great South Land of Holy Spirit, it was land where the Fire of God would burn, it was a land called to Purity and Righteousness. And from this land that an army would arise that would be called to carry and spread the fire of God.
The Call to see a generation across a nation come together and mobilize and to see cities and nations ignited with the Fire of God. This being achieved through starting 24-7 Prayer Furnaces and from that raising up of Firestarters (burning ones) who would then light more fires in preparation for the Return of the King The Lord Jesus Christ.
In June 2006 - at the final Revival Camp of Youth Arise. A vision was received of an army of people, a nameless and faceless army but they were consumed with liquid flame, of many colours burning over their heads, the rest of the body was part Orange, Yellow and White. I saw this army in battle formation mounted on horses wearing slouch hats like the Australian Light Horse which were an elite outfit of Soldiers that had mounted a charge against the Turks during World War 1 liberating Israel from 1500 years of Islamic OccupationIt was on this night that God spoke with a loud voice - Call forth a Generation that would carry my fire and presence a Generation of fire. Since that weekend in June - Generation Fire as a movement has gone nationwide and now has launched into Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Solomon Islands and has made connections into Northern Europe and also into Africa.The fact is there are people all around the world who have been getting this call from God to be a Fire Carrier, a Fire Starter - this radical call to be lovers and worshippers of Jesus Christ and to ignite cities with radical vertical worship and prayer. We are a group of people on a journey – who have been smashed by his awesome presence, wrecked by his amazing love for us – Blown away by the revelation he shows us about who he is. We realise that there is a way ahead that begins with a dying to self, a dying to who we are in the flesh, and realising who Jesus is and has called us to be. This vision, this call is bigger than all of us- because it’s about him, his fire , his presence and his glory – and he is inviting us all to be apart of this generation who he is calling to be a generation of fire
THE FIRE STARTERS
God is looking for a people He can use to start the fires burning. The Fires of repentance, the Baptism of the Spirit, a fire under the Church! The fire starters will come in this aspect of Christ’s Ministry, kindling a fire on the earth. It will bring with it Division, but not like church splits and doctrinal division. It will
Be division over Christ himself, over the living relating, powerful Jesus whom we are called to be intimate with. Men and women of God,Called and raised up in the anointing of Jesus who will do the works
He did, and more in His name. The anointing of the fire starter, I Believe is linked very much to Christ’s own mandate, to:
- preach the good news to the poor (in spirit?)
- bind up the brokenhearted
- proclaim freedom for the captives
- release the prisoners from darkness
- proclaim the year of the Lord's favor
- provide for those who grieve in Zion
- bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes
- bestow the oil of gladness instead of mourning
- put on them a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair.
- rebuild the ancient ruins
THE MANDATE FOR FIRE STARTERS
From the two revelations I heard at the beginning of this year, it is Evident that God shall sovereignty raise up these individuals. Many Are in the organization called the church, yet are not in the house of The Lord. The fire starter will be used of God to lead many to true Faith in Christ, many who call themselves by the name of Christ (Christians). They will soon be used to set the church on fire! The Lord will use His remnant to touch the lives of every inhabitant. The revival fires Will not be hidden, but will be evident to all. I believe that the Media will play a large part in spreading this message. The fire Starters will mobilize God’s church by lighting a fire under those who Slumber. As Tozer lamented "Those who have the light, are peacefully
At rest, asleep in it!" God is not at all happy with this situation,And will use his servants to light the Lord’s fires, which will stir The people out of their slumber and onto the streets, into their given Callings and ministries. They will loose the people from their bondage. The place which was Supposed to bring liberty, has brought bondage. A friend of mine had a Vision several years ago in which he saw a giant man chained to the Earth. A hand came and smashed the chains off, and the man rose. His Name was ‘lay man". It is true that the current "Pastor/ flock" or "Minister/ laity" system has chained many. The pastor does the work,
The church pays him to do it. Because of this, many have become Captive to the a religious spirit.The religious spirit looks for outward adherence to rules, not inward Relationship with the Lord. People look to performance rather than Relationship. Following religion is rather like following other Deities, which is explicitly spoken against in Deuteronomy 6: "Do not Follow other gods, the gods of the peoples around you; for the LORD Your God, who is among you, is a jealous God and his anger will burn Against you" (vs. 14-15). God does not look at outward appearance, but Rather to the heart. Many follow in the traditions of men. We brand one another with Labels, depicting which segment of the body of Christ we belong to. Paul lamented fro some in the early church who followed after Paul, or Apollo’s or others instead of following Christ alone. Jesus also said "They worship me in vain; their teachings are but rules taught by men. You have let go of the commands of God and are holding on to the
Traditions of men."(Mark 7:8). This is as true in the traditional Church as in Pentecostal/ Charismatic ones.
It is also an unfortunate truth that many ignore God’s Son, and are Ignorant of Him. This sadly happens when we serve a system instead of the Lord Jesus. Many in the church are busy, but they are running about like Martha’s. Many of us are busy ‘about the Lord’s business’ which is not ordained by Him at all. Christ said "I do nothing except that which I see the Father doing. Likewise we must not do anything except His mandated will. Mary however, chose to listen to Jesus and not busy herself with so called service. The Lord sternly rebuked martha saying: "Martha, Martha... you are worried and upset about many things, but only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her." (Luke 10:41-42). Intimacy with Jesus is sadly neglected in the church- for those who chase knowledge over relationship, and those who seek God’s hand for blessing rather than His heart for acceptance. Many commentators have remarked that we live in a Laodicean age. It is True that we live at a time when the church has unparalleled
Prosperity. But the rebuke Christ gives the church of our age is clear "I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were Either one or the other! For you say, 'I am rich, I have prospered, And I need nothing.' You do not realize that you are wretched pitiful, poor, blind and naked. I counsel you to buy from me gold refined in the fire, so you can become rich; and white clothes to wear, so you can cover your shameful nakedness; and salve to put on your eyes, so you can see." (Rev 3:15-17 The fire starters shall be found shooting flaming arrows into the ‘establishment’! This will of course threaten to burn the work of man down and bring people out to the city of God. People need to come out of churchianity and into the kingdom!
Churchianity, with all it’s trappings, are in fact a kind of Babylon. Many in the church are taken captive to Babylon by being wooed by worldliness and wealth. Jesus said that for some the seed would grow in the soil but the cares of the world rise up and choke it. This leads to becoming captive in chains. When the cares of the world have crowded out our prayer life and we have become enslaved to our debts we are in danger of being captive to mammon. It is for this reason Christ warned "You can not serve two masters". God’s fire starters will bring the bride of Christ back into what she was called for- as described in the closing parts of verses 6 and 7..."and [then] you will be called priests of the LORD, you will be named ministers of our God. You will feed on the wealth of nations, and in their riches you will boast. Instead of their shame my people will receive a double portion, and instead of disgrace they will rejoice in their inheritance; and so they will inherit a double portion in their land, and everlasting joy will be theirs." We are coming to a time in history, when the church will be shaken, and the establishment of man will be burned. God is going to ‘test the work of man by fire’ and only that which is made of gold, and jewels will last. Many will come through this period, but only as through the flames (1 Cor 3:13-15)