I am hearing the Lord say that even though His people have cried out for reformation they have been slow to allow for culture change in their lives and in the church. When reformation takes place culture must change. True reformation transforms everything around it. You have cried out for reformation but you have been content with “church as usual”. You want reformation as long as there is no obligation for it to change your personal life or your family.
God says this coming wind, the ones the intercessors have contended for, will be a wind of utter transformation. You will not see church the same way as you have before. God is about to put you in circumstances that will work in your life as a crucible, destroying some even long held religious beliefs to rebuild you to be a person that can cooperate with the current move of God.
Get ready for complete devastation to your existing religious systems, I hear God saying He wants you, not your religion. When He has all of you He can make you Christ-like, He is reforming the church as He is reforming individuals in the church.
There is a purifying coming to Gods church and His people. It will burn off the dross of old, unscriptural, inaccurate beliefs and theology that have actually crippled the church and kept it from advancement. Watch the denominations. I hear God saying to watch the denominations. In the next few years they will be challenged like they never have before. They will begin to work together. They will see the value in each other. Denominations will be challenged, but it will not be the organization but the believers in the denomination that rise to the challenge.
The Lord is saying I have been looking for harmony in the church. Different instruments and parts being played but they all play together and sound marvelous. This sound is coming out of the church that God is now reforming.
You have said you want revival, but some have failed to allow the Spirit of God to revive you individually. You have said you want to see reformation, but some have been stiff necked when God tried to melt your pride. Those who allow the Spirit to do His perfect work and those who have become humble will be trend setters in the church today.
God says get ready for the face of the church to change. He is maturing her, He is equipping her, and she will begin to be a mighty force on the earth today. The church will rise up, but it must have a culture change, God is going to deal with a culture of mistrust, back-biting, carelessness, white-washing, and He is going to begin to deal with the hearts of leaders. Leaders will begin to repent of church as usual and God will accelerate His work in their lives. They will begin to build the church once again and no longer just seek to sustain an ungodly culture. The Spirit of God will accomplish this.