Well, it’s official. Now even the charismatics are talking about the post-charismatic era… at least, prophetic voice Paul Cain has said it now:
The Lord is offering the church another chance for renewal. God is speaking the second time and in this we should rejoice. We are now entering a “post-charismatic” era of the Holy Spirit. There is now a wave emerging and gaining momentum. I have seen this wave by the Spirit of God, sweeping over multitudes and engulfing them in life changing power. This new move of God will contain the good from the previous moves and much more to prepare the Church of Jesus Christ for the greatest season of harvest and manifestation of His power, glory and righteousness the world has ever known.
Yup, even the prophets are saying it. Should any charismatics find this and wonder what “bad stuff” those of us who have been calling ourselves post-charismatics for some time already are leaving behind, I suggest they start with Robbymac’s Post-Charismatic Study, which remains the definitive work on the subject to date.
I’m not going to comment too much on the predictive or other portions of Paul Cain’s words here, but ask me if we — the church, the post-charismatics, the emergents, whoever — are ready for God to do a new thing, and I’d say yes. Perhaps we’re desperate for God to do a new thing. For that matter, I might be happy with an old thing all over again as long as it was God’s thing… all I’m sayin’ is that I’ve had enough of modern man’s thing.
I’m tired of man’s thing.. including man’s prophetic thing.. the next GREAT MOVE that is coming.. poppycock. The Spirit is always there for those ready to submit to Him, walk in Him.. and how spiritual is measured by how we attend to the ordinary. We need to quit attending to the spectacular.. working for it or wanting it.. Or as a more reliable prophetic voice put it yesterday (Os Chambers)..
“Those who wait on the Lord . . . shall walk and not faint” â€”Isaiah 40:31
There is no thrill for us in walking, yet it is the test for all of our steady and enduring qualities. To “walk and not faint” is the highest stretch possible as a measure of strength. The word walk is used in the Bible to express the character of a personâ€” “. . . John . . . looking at Jesus as He walked. . . said, â€™Behold the Lamb of God!â€™ ” ( John 1:35-36 ). There is nothing abstract or obscure in the Bible; everything is vivid and real. God does not say, “Be spiritual,” but He says, “Walk before Me. . .” ( Genesis 17:1 ).
When we are in an unhealthy condition either physically or emotionally, we always look for thrills in life. In our physical life this leads to our efforts to counterfeit the work of the Holy Spirit; in our emotional life it leads to obsessions and to the destruction of our morality; and in our spiritual life, if we insist on pursuing only thrills, on mounting up “with wings like eagles” ( Isaiah 40:31 ), it will result in the destruction of our spirituality.