SHIFTING TOWARDS HOLINESS & PURITY
Prophecy given through Barbara Williams, July 6, 2002
"There is coming a shifting in the Spirit," says the Lord. "A shifting of removing the old so that the new can be established, and what is there will remain," says the Lord. "That I remove one that I might establish the other," says the Spirit. "And there is coming a shifting in the realm of the spirit to the degree that holiness that will be preached, holiness will be demonstrated, holiness, commitment and righteousness will be the hallmarks of the end-time church," says the Spirit of God. "Not whether or not you can get rich there, or whether or not your needs can be met, for holiness is it's own reward," says the Lord. "Holiness will draw good things to you at all times," says the Spirit of God. "And there is coming a shifting in a direction - in a different direction in my church where people will desire holiness, they will desire purity, they will desire to be right with Me, they will desire to be right with one another," says the Spirit of God.
"Or mankind cannot survive the attacks of the enemy when he comes in to claim those who serve him. For many have seen the decimation - many have seen the death and the destruction," says the Spirit of God. "Many have seen the wrath of the enemy when he has minimal resources," says the Lord. "But the enemy can gain resources and the enemy can gain power, the enemy can gain greater and greater footholds, and that is why holiness must come back as a standard in the church," says the Lord. "Righteous living and right living and living right in one's heart and right in one's attitude and right in one's thinking and right in one's speaking is going to have to be paramount in this age to come," says the Spirit of God.
"For when the angels cry, 'Holy! Holy! Holy!' at my throne, they are crying down to the bride to hear that holiness is the standard," says the Spirit of God. "They are calling down to the bride to know that holiness is the standard," says the Spirit of God. "Integrity is the standard," says the Spirit of God. "Peace is the standard," says the Spirit of God. "Love and righteousness and caring and desiring the best for one another is the standard," says the Spirit of God.
"And so when this new shifting comes and this new desire comes for purity and for holiness, for right standing with me - not for compromise and not the love of the things of this earth any more," says the Spirit of God. "When those things start to change and start to turn around, there will be shifting. There will be a shifting in the attention of the people in the earth. There will be a shifting in the vision of the people of the earth. For many of the new-age people are looking for holiness," says the Spirit of God. "They are not looking for anything false, but they are looking for something pure," says the Lord. "And when my holy people begin to stand and declare and receive and embrace what I have for them to show to the world, then the world will come and the world will want to know who their savior is, who their God is, 'how did you get like this? This is something different. We've never seen it like this before.'"
"So understand the shifting and the changing in the spirit and in the hearts of the people. There is a cry in the earth for righteousness. There is a cry in the earth for an end to sin. There is a cry in the earth for right living. There is a cry," says the Spirit of God. "And that cry has come to my ear, and I must change the direction and shift the direction of my church so that she can meet the needs of the people," says the Spirit of the Living God.
"So will you be that people? Will you be that remnant? Will you be the 300? Will you be the hundredth of the people? Will you be that small minority? Will you be that remnant who declares purity… who declares holiness… who declares modesty… who declares humility… who declares that cloak and that robe of righteousness to be worn by everyone who says the name and claims the name of Jesus? Will you be that people?" says the Lord. "Will you be that people -- That Strong people -- That people who are ever-ready to go forward at my leading?" says the Spirit of the Living God.