15 April 2014 by Donna Uning CM –
“As we are reading the Bible together, we are also declaring God’s Words,” called Ps David Demian at a special meeting at Blessed Church here recently. During his visit to Kuching, Ps David Demian shared with the church about “Understanding the Season We’re Living In.”
“After this I looked, and there before me was a door standing open in heaven. And the voice I had first heard speaking to me like a trumpet said, “Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after this.” At once I was in the Spirit, and there before me was a throne in heaven with someone sitting on it.”
“The Lord was speaking with John, ‘Come up here and I’ll show you what will take place and immediately, I was in the spirit,” he said emphasizing the word, immediately, suddenly, instantly or at once in the NIV translation.
“This is the season of the ‘suddenly-ness’,” he said. “Sometimes when the Lord speaks, it will happen down the road. But when we’re closer to the coming of the Lord Jesus, things will move faster,” he added.
“So, the open door is there and the Lord is ready. When He speaks, He said ‘come here’; suddenly, we respond immediately – this is a season we’re walking in.”
“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.”
“Declare and speak to ourselves,” he said telling, “It says forget. Sometimes our hindrance is what we know; what hinders us into entering new things are because we have seen what God has done before.”
What God has done cannot take us to a new season. “It’s not what I don’t know, but I do know. Sometimes we can finish the sentence for Him,” he said. “God, please renew my mind. I want to be so flexible to go wherever you want me to go.”
“Now, it springs up. It comes from underneath, not raining from above but from underneath,” he said. “That’s why the Bible says ‘it springs up.’”
“The Bible is calling the deep; the depth within us,” he said as we declared, ‘Lord, renew my mind,’ was “Because the Lord wants to reveal to us what He wants us to do.” Like John, the Lord asked him to ‘come up here.’ He’s telling us, “don’t get stuck; see what I’m about to do – He’s giving us a bird’s eye view.”
“Sometimes from down there, we don’t know what we’re doing; but up there, we can see the peace,” he said referring to piecing a puzzle together and looking at the bigger picture.
“In our mind and imagination, the Lord allows us to see the bigger picture, even in the natural,” he said telling nowadays, we do not even have to leave our homes to see what was going on in the nations. “The natural speaks of the supernatural,” he added. It took weeks for people to know what was happening in other nations 50-70 years ago.
“The Lord in the natural is preparing us to grasp the natural. As He’s moving in the nations, He wants the backing of Christians to understand the seasons and the times,” he said. “This time I want to take us to a bird eye’s view from Blessed Church, to Sarawak, to Malaysia, and to hover over the nations.”
“And God said, “Let there be lights in the vault of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark sacred times, and days and years.”
“This chapter is about creation; God here created the heaven and the earth,” he said. “He said let there be light, there are two – the sun and the moon. What was the purpose of the light?” he asked.
First, is to separate day and night. He made the sun for the day and moon for the night. Second, they were signs to mark the seasons. “We have the sun and the moon to mark the days and the years. But, it also marks seasons, which is very interesting because we can know the season we’re in,” he said.
“There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea.”
“The whole chapter 21 is about the second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ,” he said. “The disciples were talking about the second coming of Jesus in the early church; they were expectant of the second coming.” The early church greeting was Maranatha or the Lord is coming soon. “The early church lived with the expectation that the Lord is coming soon.”
As time goes by, there came the dark ages where everything was lost. In the last 100 years, the Lord began restoring what the devil has stolen. “He began restoring truth by truth.” From Martin Luther’s salvation by grace to Charles Finney, the charismatic movement, “We’re coming to restoration after restoration after restoration.”
John 17: 11,
“I will remain in the world no longer, but they are still in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them by the power of your name, the name you gave me, so that they may be one as we are one.”
“We’re coming closer and closer to the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. Here, He’s talking about signs from the moon and the sun,” he said. “If you read the rest of the chapter, the moon becomes red and the sun becomes black,” he said telling, “Jesus is giving signs from the moon and the sun referring to the second coming.”
“And afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions. 29 Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days.30 I will show wonders in the heavens and on the earth, blood and fire and billows of smoke.31 The sun will be turned to darkness
and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord. 32 And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved; for on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there will be deliverance, as the Lord has said, even among the survivors whom the Lord calls.
“The very interesting part He’s talking about is the outpouring of the Holy Spirit,” he continued. “And, He talks about the sun and the moon, and relates it to the coming of Jesus Christ.”
“In verse 31 is what we call the blood moon; this verse was quoted in Acts 2. The Holy Spirit was poured out in Pentecost; the people were shocked at what’s happening and Peter uses this verse to justify what was happening.”
It’s not the fullness of Joel 2; it’s the firstfruits of Joel 2. The fullness of Joel 2 will happen before the coming of the Lord Jesus.
“The Book of Acts is not supposed to be the end of the church; it’s the beginning. It’s not supposed to be the height; it’s the beginning of the church. What you see in Acts is the beginning for us to go into glory to glory to glory,” he said. It was never meant to reach a plateau. The complacency of the church became the dark ages in the history of Christianity.
“People lost the truth but the Lord left a few remnants scattered everywhere. Nobody talked about salvation by grace, so the church lost what it had,” he explained.
The restoration of the truth comes not to a few but to a multitude. The charismatic movement is just a 100 years old. “Two hundred years ago, the concept of having people like this in different languages was totally foreign,” he said telling “You can count on one or two hands the number of people filled with the spirit.”
“I want you to grasp the speed the Lord is moving this time. All of us are born in a time where this is normal; 200 years ago, it is not normal,” he said. He explained the first time he bought a computer many years ago and the dealer told him he would never have to change it. “It doesn’t take long; remember the Nokia flip phone?” he asked. “When I’m talking about this, it’s like almost a memory,” he said adding “Those bag phones? That was in my lifetime!” Do you understand the speed that we’re moving in?
The speed things are moving is to prepare us for what God is about to do. Joel speaks of prophesy in the end of days. What happened in Acts 2 went from glory to glory but suddenly got lost in the dark ages. “Then the Lord begins to visit His church again and restoration begins to happen.”
“Restoration of intercession, the prayer movement – all these things and in all we have seen, we have not reached Acts 2 yet,” he said. All that has been restored has not brought us to Acts 2. “The Lord has to fulfil all these things together to go to Acts 2.”
“The key to Acts 2 is one accord,” he said. All the 120 were in one accord. What is it? “Like an orchestra or the symphony, they were in harmony. That does not mean you are the same like me,” he explained. “It means a variety of instruments. All 100 violins in harmony sounds wonderful, but the sound of keyboards and other instruments in harmony will never match one instrument alone.”
“The beauty is in the variety; not like each other. That’s what happened in Acts 2, they were in one accord,” he said. In Acts 4, thousands were saved. “The Bible said they were all in one accord; how can new Christians know the truth?” he asked, “Once it is birthed, it is your inheritance.”
“Not only do they experience the Kingdom of God, but they also experience unity of the body as Jesus prays,” he said.
“Jesus replied, “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them.”
What does this mean? “When the body of Christ is in unity, the veil of the eyes of non-believers will be removed,” he answered telling, “Suddenly they will recognize the Father has sent the Son. We are not waiting for Jesus, He has come for us.
“The most ferocious fight is for the church to come into unity. The enemy knows what is going to happen. Do you know why the enemy fights unity?” he asked, “Because it’s one of the important keys of evangelism in the end times; the final battle is the unity of the body of Christ.”
“I believe this church is called for a breakthrough. Blessed Church, you have been called by God for a time as this,” he called. “God has an eye on you for the nation. Once it broke through in Pentecost, it broke through for everyone!”
Once you made a hole in the canopy, it will collapse. “That’s why God is calling certain people for time as this, this congregation here for breakthrough of the nation,” he called. “You need to put on work clothes for the destiny of this hour; all you desire for the body will be fulfilled.”
“The key to unity is entering into His presence. That’s why God is calling this church to come back again and again into His presence. You will see each other differently,” he said. “To Blessed Church, the enemy hates the call on your church; but how do you see the unity of the body?”
Pioneering is the hardest thing because it is hard work and God needs people who are determined. “Once the road is ready, others will come. That’s what you’re called for,” he shared.
“Pass through, pass through the gates! Prepare the way for the people. Build up, build up the highway! Remove the stones! Raise a banner for the nations.”
“Remove the stones; prepare the highway for Sarawak and for the nation because you are part of a larger body. I believe you have a pioneering calling; you will pay a higher price, but you will open the gates for others to walk in,” he explained.
Ps David Demian was in Kuching for a special meeting at Blessed Church on April 4 – 6, 2014. Ps Dr David Demian is the director of Watchmen for the Nations.