I was driving to church and was heartbroken over the empty roads around me. Even more despairing were the many empty church parking lots I passed by. When I pulled into my church’s parking lot, the Lord gave me a vision where on the same road I just traveled, there would soon be bumper-to-bumper traffic, like cars waiting in line for a concert, sporting event, or theme park. This represented the masses of people driving to a church where the revival fire of God was burning. This was very exciting because my church is fervently contending for revival and seeks after the heart of God but was simultaneously sobering because God was also showing me a warning to those churches and ministries who have either kept their doors shut in fear or kept them open to deceiving His people. Either way, if these churches and ministries do not honor the platforms He gave them, they are going to be taken away and shut down.


In an earlier article, Prophetic Warning: Get Ready for Separation and Cleansing in the Church, God showed me in a vision that exposure was coming to the Church, and many churches, high profile leaders, and ministries would remain closed and shut down if they did not repent and get back to the true Word of God. Sadly, every day, we are seeing this occur in the great falling away.


However, there is hope for those who will return to their first Love and truly fulfill the Great Commission.


When the revival fire of God hits our cities, states, and nations, we need to be prepared to reach those who need to be saved, fed, and discipled. The Church is not yet ready for what God wants to do, and in His love and mercy is giving a window of time to repent, reset and restore the church to reach those who need direction. There is a remnant ready to gather, and it's time as the Body of Christ to unite and prepare while there is still time!


Here are three ways to prepare for and not miss out on the revival harvest gathering:


1) It’s time to get politics, pride, and popularity off of the pulpit. It’s time to get back to the most basic, yet most powerful message of the Gospel, and how all are in need of Jesus every moment of every day. It’s time for pastors and ministry leaders to stop counting the fans and followers and rather count the cost of the people heading for hell if they do not share the truth from the pure word of God with the platforms He has given in this season. Instead of endorsing a candidate or oneself, endorse Almighty God, Jesus Holy Spirit, and the living Word of God. There will be an account given before God on how His Word was communicated, lived, and exemplified with the platform given. For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires. Nothing in all creation is hidden from God. Everything is naked and exposed before his eyes, and he is the one to whom we are accountable. (Hebrews 4:12-14 NLT)


2) It’s time to get the focus off “self” and onto Him! It’s time to remove the distraction from the enemy of casting pearls before swine by continually acting in defense or getting upset with everyone who sends a nasty message or belligerent comment on social media. Taking that time and applying it to speak God’s truth, no matter what response is given, will increase the number of people who will see, hear, and embrace the message that matters. Jesus did not care what people thought. He is our defender and vindicator. We were told that we would be persecuted for His name’s sake! Keep standing and speaking the truth! This is no time for distractions from the enemy. Remember, it is the enemy who is speaking through them! Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all. If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” To the contrary, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. (Romans 12:17-21 NLT)


3) It’s time for pastors and ministry leaders to get back to the life-changing basics of God’s Word and stop altering the Word to appease the masses. Eternity is at stake, and the platforms given to share the reality of an eternity in Heaven or hell should never be taken for granted. How about less showiness and busyness and more Godliness and holiness? Call out sin for what it is and show people how to be free and stay free! No more tiptoeing and people-pleasing! The Word of God does not compromise, appease, or sugarcoat the truth! Don’t waste your time on useless work, mere busywork, the barren pursuits of darkness. Expose these things for the sham they are. It’s a scandal when people waste their lives on things they must do in the darkness where no one will see. Rip the cover off those frauds and see how attractive they look in the light of Christ. Wake up from your sleep, Climb out of your coffins; Christ will show you the light! So watch your step. Use your head. Make the most of every chance you get. These are desperate times! (EPHESIANS 5:11 MSG)


The harvest is here. There will be people who will experience the glory of God and will need the Church to be ready to gather, feed, prepare, equip, and make future disciples. Churches need to be open to receive them and ready to serve. God is giving a crucial and precious window of time to repent and rededicate these pluriform for His glory, and a warning that no matter the number of congregants, followers, fans or finances or endorsements, the doors will be closed, and platforms shut down, and this will adversely affect the masses who need every member of the Body of Christ to step up and step in to bring them to a saving knowledge and personal application of their identities as children of God. Time is critical. So be careful how you live. Don’t live like fools, but like those who are wise. Make the most of every opportunity in these evil days. (Ephesians 5:15-16 NLT)


The empty roads will soon be filled with desperate, hungry, and hurting people in need of hope, truth, and Jesus! God is looking for those with open doors and pure hearts to bring in the greatest revival the world has ever seen. Heed His word and warning and be part of this exciting time!



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During a time of prayer and intercession over my ministry and ministry leaders around the world, the Lord showed me in a vision of pastors and leaders of ministries with a suitcase in one hand, and a list of instructions or training manuals in the other. Some leaders were facing one person. Others were facing a group of people. The suitcases showed the words: New Assignment, Next Levels, Persecution, Heaven. Some pastors and leaders gave the person or people they were facing the copies in their hands before they walked away. However, others turned and walked away with both the suitcase and instructions still clenched in their hands.


The Lord revealed through this vision that He is prompting pastors and ministry leaders to both 1) continue to run the race and be a living legacy of the ministries God birthed in their hearts, 2) be ready for shifts and changes as He is calling you higher, and 3) through His guidance and strategy, prepare those who will take the baton of ministry and torch of revival to keep the ministries alive and growing.

While many pastors and leaders are effective at training and sending off, and it is certainly essential to do so, it is also as vitally important to train and find the next person or group who will carry out their ministries when they are gone. As we contend for revival and share the Gospel in these last days, some will be persecuted, imprisoned, and martyred. Some will have new Kingdom assignments on earth. Some are being moved to new levels of ministry. Some will be taken to Heaven.


God is calling pastors and ministry leaders of the pure and faithful Church carrying these suitcases to not neglect to seek and equip those who will continue to do the work God started through them for these ministries. These churches and ministries should not die or disappear when these changes occur! We need to seek Him for His plan to select, train, equip and delegate those who will continue our ministries if we are to new assignments or called Home.

In the vision, those who were obedient and handed the lists and training manuals to others knew the importance of keeping the churches and ministries alive in their absence or departure. The ones who refused and walked away allowed pride and self-sufficiency in their hearts, as if these churches and ministries belonged to them and not God. We see in God’s word what happened when there was a not a godly leader, prophet or king who was equipped to carry out God’s plans after godly leaders left or died. The next generation was lost, wicked and destruction occurred. Those who look to their own strengths and abilities and do not prepare for their successors are setting up their churches and ministries for the same type of destruction.


Pastors and ministry leaders: Are you developing and preparing your replacements to carry out God’s legacy through your ministries? While we leaders should always run our race with everything within us and always have faith that God will keep us here as long as possible, we should also be prepared. We do not know how long our Kingdom assignments are on this earth. Only God knows. If you were to leave this earth right now, have you prepared your replacement? God does not want what He started in you to die with you.

Throughout God’s words, we see examples of leaders who equipped their replacements, even when they did not expect to ever leave.


Numbers 27 shows us that Moses did not expect to not be allowed to lead the Israelites into the promised land, and did not initially seek out a successor but when he was told that he would not continue on leading and would be taken to Heaven. Moses did not want the people to not have a godly leader and wanted God’s purpose fulfilled. God showed that him Joshua, who was by his side training in God’s ways, would be the one to continue to lead His people. Moses then delegated God’s leadership mantle on Joshua.


I Kings 19 shows us that Elijah thought he was the only true prophet left on the earth, but God showed him there were others who were still true followers, and called him to train and equip Elisha to carry the leadership mantle.


Acts 16 and 2 Timothy 2 show examples of how God gave Paul strategy to identify, train and equip Timothy for the ministry until the end of his race on earth.


However, the best example of ministry delegation is Jesus! He knew He would eventually leave the earth, but spent time in prayer, listened to the voice of His Father and selected, trained, equipped and delegated the 12 chosen disciples to carry out God’s plan on the earth. “After this, Jesus went up into the high hills to spend the whole night in prayer to God. At daybreak he called together all of his followers and selected twelve from among them, and he appointed them to be his apostles” (Luke 6:12-13). He poured Himself into them as a leader while fulfilling what God had for Him to do on the earth. He prepared them for his departure and set the example for them to follow when they would one day leave the earth and would need to train, equip and pass then ministry mantle on to others.


Sadly, there have been many churches and ministries that have died or became ineffective for the Kingdom because there was not a leadership succession plan. Without godly leaders to carry the mantle, doors of sin, compromise, death and destruction unraveled much of what God accomplished through the leaders who looked to themselves, and not God working through them. When leaders have thriving ministries, platforms and followers and are passionate to do the work of the Kingdom, Satan loves nothing more than to try and bring deception that it is them doing the work and not God’s power through them. Just like a shepherd needs to find a replacement to protect their flocks in the event they have to leave, so leaders and ministers must do the same for the flocks God has entrusted to them in this season.


Effective leaders seek God to identify their successors and prepare them. Here are six ways you can prepare your successors in these last days:


1. Seek God’s strategy on what person or team He calls you to train, equip and entrust and the Holy Spirit on who will be teachable, faithful to the call and ready to lead.” A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone when he is fully trained will be like his teacher”. ( Luke 6:40)


2. Remove all pride and self-sufficiency and remain humble. God gave you the mantle and platform and He can take it away if you make the ministry your works and not His. “For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you.” (Romans 12:3)


3. Seek the Holy Spirit to write out His training plans and preparation for those who will care for the flock God entrusted you with in your absence or departure. “Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, which he obtained with his own blood.” (Acts 20:28)


4. In these last days, dedicate time for training and shadowing those who will carry the voice of Truth as you have. Like Paul did for Timothy, invest the wisdom, ability and strategies God gave you for others He has called to continue your church and ministry so that the Truth will continue to spread throughout the earth. For the time is coming when they will no longer listen and respond to the healing words of truth because they will become selfish and proud. They will seek out teachers with soothing words that line up with their desires, saying just what they want to hear. They will close their ears to the truth and believe nothing but fables and myths. So be alert to all these things and overcome every form of evil. Carry in your heart the passion of your calling as a church planter and evangelist, and fulfill your ministry calling.”( 2 Timothy 4:3-5)


5. Be prepared to let go, delegate and move forward when God calls you to new levels, to pass the mantle, or is calling you Home. “And what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also” (2 Timothy 2:2)


6. Do not let your church or ministry end or die with you! Jesus commissioned his apostles to complete his work and train others. When it is time, leave a living legacy and pass the baton to those who God called you to prepare! “All the authority of the universe has been given to me. Now go in my authority and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. And teach them to faithfully follow all that I have commanded you. And never forget that I am with you every day, even to the completion of this age.” (Matthew 28:18)


God is not saying to stop leading and ministering! He is saying prepare the next leaders as He prepares you for your next levels! Be ready for if and when He calls you to something new or to brings you Home to prepare for Christ’s return!



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Updated: Jun 5, 2020

During a corporate time of prayer with my church, praying for peace over the cities throughout the United States of America in the midst of recent tragedies, protests and riots, I had a vision, and the vision was a promise and a warning from the Lord for the Church and the platform.

In the vision, I saw the steady rain of peace falling from Heaven to earth. It started as a steady flow from Heaven, but it was growing stronger and stronger and heavier until the whole earth was saturated with the peace of the Lord Jesus Christ! This peace was washing away the debris, the dirty and the distractions. It was a beautiful and refreshing site! However, there was also a cleansing and exposing simultaneously taking place, separating true believers from false believers and the sleeping Church from the awakened Church!

There was then a flood that was flowing across the churches throughout America separating those who were sleeping and were not ready from those who are awake and prepared.

The Lord showed in this vision that there are churches and ministers that are operating in deception, pride and in fear, and that when the flood comes through, if they do not repent and remain in deception, fear and pride, they will not reopen.

Those in ministries with large platforms and congregations that think that their fans, followers and titles and their pleasing man versus pleasing God mentalities are going to continue to elevate them higher and wider will find their platforms crumbled to debris. Their numbers may be large but their fruit is in short supply, and God will not be mocked.

For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. So it is no surprise if his servants, also, disguise themselves as servants of righteousness. Their end will correspond to their deeds. 2 Corinthians 11:13-15


The Lord is giving this prophetic warning and promise right now a warning to a sleeping church to wake up! A warning to pastors operating out of fear and manipulation and selfish desires to become right and to turn and to repent while there is time! There will be a day where the doors will be closed, and the day is quickly approaching.

For it is impossible, in the case of those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, and have shared in the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the age to come, and then have fallen away, to restore them again to repentance, since they are crucifying once again the Son of God to their own harm and holding him up to contempt. For land that has drunk the rain that often falls on it, and produces a crop useful to those for whose sake it is cultivated, receives a blessing from God. But if it bears thorns and thistles, it is worthless and near to being cursed, and its end is to be burned. Hebrews 6:4-8

However, the churches and ministers who carry the peace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the Gospel of peace and truth without fear, and with simple obedience will usher in the revival that is coming as this flood approaches, and that the platforms of those who are true believers of Christ who are willing to speak the truth and not compromise platforms will see a supernatural increase of opened doors. Do not look at fans, followers, numbers or accolades for measurement. Be faithful with what is given, and the Lord will bless, honor and use those who seek the peace that only comes from Jesus in supernatural and abundant ways.

There is a promise and that promise is for the remnant. That promise is for the Church without compromise, for the believers who are willing to stand up for truth and obey God!

Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him. James 1:12


Just as in the parable of the talents, when the talent was taken away from the one who hid out of fear and greed, unwilling to use what God gave him and took for granted what he had, and was given to those who did everything God required, who took what the Lord gave them and multiplied and was not fearful but went out and did what God called them to do, so shall it be when the true ministers and servants of God are separated from the false ones. The distractions and chaos of those who thrive on popularity, fame and fortune will bow down to the name and peace of the Lord Jesus Christ. The peace of Jesus brings clarity and light to every heart, so use this precious time to repent, reset and rededicate hearts back to the Prince of Peace while there is still time.


I am coming soon. Hold fast what you have, so that no one may seize your crown. Revelation 3:11


This is the time, my brothers and sisters in Christ! Who will take courage and believe God's promises and heed His warnings? Who will call and embrace His peace forth from Heaven and allow it to cleanse and heal?

The Father is waiting, the rain and flood is coming, and that is the promise and the warning for the church and the platform.

Dr. Meg Hart founded Restored Women in 2015 and Restored Global in 2018, both ministries birthed into her heart from God as a result of the great revelation, redirection and restoration she experienced through Jesus. She is an ordained pastor through Global Ministries and Relief Inc. She recently published her first book, Falling in Love Again: Redirecting Your Earthly Rejection to Eternal Restoration.

This article originally appeared at restoredwomen.com.




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