Here is a prophetic word spoken to me last night at General Synod. It has been confirmed by others here in Winnipeg.
Yesterday during the afternoon I felt a deep sense of grief over everything that is happening here in Synod. Later in the evening the feeling returned and I understood it more clearly for what it was. I knew I was experiencing just a tiny fraction of our Fathers deep ocean of grief over a church and a people who are leaving Him, turning away and spurning Him.
It is good that we do not see more than through a glass dimly – more and it would burn us out, for we cannot contain His heart in our current frame. It is mercy to us.
So, I think yesterday – and yes, today too – I caught just a little of that grief of our Fathers heart. Grief it was too, not anger, just the deepest well of pain and heartbreak. (Ephesians 4 17-32 was given to me as warning against anger at this time).
It is like an adulterous wife, bags packed in the front hall, opening the door, setting her face like flint and her heart as stone, just about to walk out into the night, ignoring the pleas of her Husband, the One who loves her dearly.
Church, do you not see it? But no, you do not, you have set your heart on other lovers – and your heart is hard for your Husband.
So, it is a time for weeping and mourning. Gods heart is breaking. Jesus could do no other than what He saw His Father doing, and this is what our Father is doing. We are called to do likewise. Weep with Me, mourn with Me, for the people I love have turned away from me and are leaving.
Friends, this is not a prophecy as to what will happen, we do not know what miracle may yet occur. Rather, it is a prophecy to open to us our Fathers heart at this time, so that we may mourn with Him who mourns.