Nolan Harkness on When Church Leaders Are at Odds

The American Bald Eagle is absolutely one of the most majestic creatures on the planet. In addition to being gloriously beautiful, they are fierce yet reserved, bold, cunning, in a word, a masterpiece of God’s wonderful creation. Although they are warriors, when we think of bald eagles we usually just think of them as peaceful creatures either soaring through the air, or tending to their nests or perhaps catching fish from a rushing mountain stream. Most photographers capture them doing one of these three things.

In a recent BBC Earth television broadcast called “Life Story,” hosted by David Attenborough, a closer glimpse into the life of these eagles revealed a side of them we almost never see, namely, eagles fighting! As I was watching this program, the Holy Spirit suddenly reminded me of something He had been speaking to me about. It was if bells started going off, birthing this article.

I often pray: “Father God, send revival to every town, every village, every hamlet, every city of this great nation from sea to shining sea. Father visit our nation once again with a true Holy Spirit outpouring that will open eyes to the fact of Your reality. Oh God, have mercy on us as a nation and on our sinful hearts. Many have been mistaught; misinstructed, or misinformed about who you really are. Revive us once again oh Lord, in spite of our indifference to You, through Your abundant grace and mercy.” I probably have prayed something similar to that prayer thousands of times in my life with my whole heart expecting, as have many-many other people.

Recently the Holy Spirit said something to me that shocked me. He spoke to me “Nolan, for revival to come, I am going to start a cleansing in the hearts and minds of all the church leaders who will hear me. Many leaders are oblivious to their offenses and how much that they hinder me from working in their towns and cities. I want you to be ready to speak what I call you to speak! I want to reveal these offenses.”

One of the first things the Lord put on my heart to do was to call the leadership of the churches of this nation to lay their titles at the foot of the cross and see themselves just as Christians saved by grace. In an age where possessing title is a huge deal, over the past two decades this same pride of position has crept into the church.

It so happens that over the past few years, God has been using me to send quick and powerful messages on social media to listening hearts through a combination of graphic art and prophetic inspiration. Because I am a part of many groups, some of those groups have several thousand members; I can send a post out to thousands of people in about fifteen minutes. My first response to God’s message to me last week was to create a post, which featured three people praying for a small child. Superimposed on the image was the following message:

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Nolan Harkness