There are many prophetic words from different respected ministries about the position of God’s heart towards children and youth. I believe the end-times will be marked with children and youth on the forefront of Christian ministry. No longer will they be treated like a “Lady in Waiting,” but their true purpose of co-inheriting with us will be understood.
Dream of the Divided Rooms
Shawn Boltz, prophesied, “I had a profound dream that involved my friends, Marvin and Sally Adams, who direct a 24/7 prayer ministry called “The Furnace” in Chicago. As I shared the dream with Marvin that was directed towards his ministry, I received greater understanding that this was for the whole body of Christ.
In the dream, a building was present with children’s ministry downstairs and adults’ ministry upstairs. The stairs that met between the two rooms were occupied by a demonic spirit that only the children could see. This spirit intimidated the children from going up and getting engaged in what God was doing with the adults in the upper room. Therefore they sat entertained in the lower place.
Although I have never seen the movie “The Exorcist” the demon looked just like the little girl from that movie when she was in a full demonic manifestation.
I watched a church service going on in the upper room and Marvin asked the parents to bring their children upstairs so that they could watch a video of healing miracles being done through children in Africa. The movie highlighted the missionary trips of our friend, Jennifer Miller, and her ministry in Kenya. The parents had to pull their children upstairs because they were so frightened by the demonic figure in the stairwell.
When everyone was gathered, Marvin turned on the video tape but to our surprise the movie “The Exorcist” was playing in the video player! I have not seen the movie but the part that was playing was when the priest was first trying to deliver the little girl but he became intimidated by the demonic realm.
All of the children in the room (including youth) told their parents that this is why they never came up to the upper room, because they were scared of this demon.
The Priesthood was the Key
I stepped forward and began to prophesy to the parents and said “Because we have not taught the children about their priesthood in God and released them as consecrated unto the Lord, they are intimidated by the enemy. We have to teach the children about their Royal priesthood, and release them into the Acts of priesthood.” Everyone knew when I said “Acts of priesthood” that I was referring to the Acts of the Apostles.
When I said this and it found agreement in the room among God’s people, the most amazing thing happened. The stairs disappeared giving no more access to the lower place where the children used to go. They became part of the upper room from that day forward.
When I awoke I realized that children’s spiritual rights are very precious to the Lord. When He said “Let the little children come unto me.” It was not so that He could just play with them. The Lord desired to share His purpose with them and bless them in the kingdom pursuit. Everything Jesus did, He did with a purpose.
They Have the Same Access to the Depth of God
Children have the same access to the Holy Spirit that we do. Even though they may not have the same level of maturity or character, the Holy Spirit is mature and is God and can move as freely in them as He can in His most proven vessels. If they choose to walk with God, they can have the same anointing of the mind of Christ that is available to us in 1 Corinthians 2.
I saw young people stepping into an eternal timing where they would learn in moments the lessons that took us years. They do not have to be taught through the pain of life experiences if they learn it by spiritual experience.
Escalating the Harvester Anointing!
I heard the Lord say that if we will release the children as disciples, it will begin to escalate the “harvester” anointing upon our ministries. There is going to be great favor given to those who would liberate the children and youth to do the exploits of God.
Youth Discipleship Ministries Will be Financed This Year
There is going to be a special burden on spiritual Josephs to finance ministries that aren’t just a training ground for children and youth, but are a tactical release of real ministry to the Lord. Children’s equipping centers and youth intern programs are going to spiritually prosper when they become spiritual boot camps that lead their disciples into real trenches. The Holy Spirit is going to move the hearts of financiers to build that which Heaven is burdened with.
God wants to fascinate young people with miracles and evangelism not entertaining programs.
Winning the Children Will Win the Parents
I was shown that when the young people begin to see this move of evangelism spread, not only will children be saved, but their parents will come running to the Lord as well. God is going to use the hearts of children to win their parents to Jesus. He has a great strategy to convict parents through their children. When the parents see the radical transformation their kids have gone through, they will not be able to deny the Lord.
If you have children or are responsible for leading them, I would encourage you to pray over them a prayer of liberation. Impart to them the purpose of the kingdom for their lives now. Then we will have a generational anointing.”
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