Nathan The Prophet Restored To The Church
There is a concept in the Scriptures that applies to the end time, where we see God bringing back specific anointings to accomplish what is needed for the return of Christ. One of the clearest examples of this is Elijah. Jesus said that Elijah had already come as John the Baptist, and is coming to restore all things (Matthew 17:11-12), referring to the prophecy described in Malachi 4:5-6. The prophetic anointing of Elijah will restore the hearts of the fathers to their children and the hearts of the children to their fathers, so that the earth is not destroyed with a curse.
There are other prophecies yet to be fulfilled through the specific anointings of Zechariah, Moses, Joshua the High Priest, Haggai, Zerubbabel, and others. In the end time, these anointings will return and rest upon companies of people who will finalize and accomplish what is necessary for the Kingdom of God to manifest.
With all the anointings that God is bringing back, my greatest cry at this time is for the restoration of the anointing that rested on the prophet Nathan. Nathan had a specific, unique, prophetic anointing to minister to kings and leaders. One of the greatest examples is his ministry to king David. As David moved into leadership and gained the position of being king, his heart hardened until he no longer walked in a simplicity of pleasing the Lord. He started to lose a sensitivity to the voice and the will of the Lord. His sin progressed from adultery to murder and lying, especially to himself. It took the very unique anointing of the prophet Nathan to bring conviction to David in such a way that his eyes were opened and he could see his sin. He was able to recognize what he had lost in his relationship with the Father.
There is no double standard in the Body of Christ, because God is one. There is not one walk with God for the members of the Body and another walk with God for the leaders of the Body. We all need this sensitivity to the voice and the will of the Father. Jesus gave us one simple commandment: to love one another. Yet it has become acceptable to not love and forgive one another. We see this in the division that exists between Protestants and Catholics. We have slowly hardened our hearts to the fact that we are not doing what our Lord has asked us to do.
Father, we ask that the anointing of Nathan be restored to leaders and to the Body of Christ. Wherever there is blindness, wherever there are walls and resistance to see what is in our spirit, let the anointing of Nathan be among us to convict us and show us the truth. Create a godly sorrow in us that produces repentance leading to salvation, for we cannot afford to suffer the loss of Your presence.
This message titled “Nathan The Prophet Restored To The Church” came at Monte Sião, Niterói, Brazil. It will be available at Living Word Publications.