Prophetic Teaching by Matt Sorger
God is transitioning the church from a “revival culture” to a “resurrection power culture”. There is a difference between the two. A culture is a set of beliefs, values, practices, mindsets, actions, and behaviors practiced and esteemed by a group of people. Culture marks and characterizes your way of life.
Prophetically God is bringing His people into the time of the “third day.” If there is a third day, then there must be a first and a second day. I want to explain to you what this means and how it will impact your life in this next season.
Hosea 6:1-2 “Come and let us return to the Lord, for He has torn so that He may heal us; He has stricken so that He may bind us up. After two days He will revive us (quicken us, give us life); on the third day He will raise us up that we may live before Him. [Isa. 26:19; Ezek. 37:1-10.]
“Come and let us return to the Lord.” The first day is marked by a turning to the Lord. It is all about rending our hearts and fully repenting of everything that grieves God’s heart in our lives. Acts 3:19 declares “So repent (change your mind and purpose); turn around and return [to God], that your sins may be erased (blotted out, wiped clean), that times of refreshing (of recovering from the effects of heat, of reviving with fresh air) may come from the presence of the Lord.” (AMP)
To repent means to “change your mind and purpose.” It means to change your way of thinking and what motivates you. Repentance causes you to turn around and walk in the exact opposite direction of your sin, back towards God. This complete turning towards God causes all of our sins to be cleansed and removed and releases a fresh wind of God’s presence in our lives. His refreshing then brings restoration from the effects of sin. True repentance brings not only a change of mind and motive, but also changes our behavior. Repentance brings true inner change producing an outward transformation.
“After two days He will revive us (quicken us, give us life)” Day two is marked by revival. Revival means “to quicken and give life” and to bring something that is dead or dying back to life again. Revival is for the church. Revival brings an awakening to the hearts of God’s people. Revival causes us to be filled with the fresh life of God. It stirs us from spiritual complacency and apathy and ignites a zeal in our hearts for the things of God. It creates a passion in us for intimacy with God and for the things that move His heart. God’s manifest presence becomes so real to us as we spend time fellowshipping with Him and just “laying on the floor” under His glory.
While day two is glorious, we can’t stay there! So many love day two so much that they never want to get off the floor. They love the goose bumps and encounters. They could just stay there forever. Entire “revival cultures” have been formed around day two. But God has more for us!
“On the third day He will raise us up that we may live before Him.” God is bringing us into “Third Day living”. On day one we repent and turn to God. On day two we are revived, awakened and refreshed. On day three we are raised up to live before Him with power. God is transitioning the church from a “revival culture” to a “resurrection power culture”. Day three is all about being raised up in resurrection power.
God is causing us to move beyond personal and corporate revival to the place of moving forward as His great army in the earth. This is where we are so filled to overflowing in the second day that now God’s power, glory and grace overflow from us to everyone around us. Now we begin to live before God in resurrection power. This is when we get off the floor from “soaking in His presence” to being mobilized, equipped and empowered to do great and mighty exploits! This is the THIRD DAY.
I HAVE SO MUCH MORE I WANT TO SHARE WITH YOU ABOUT LIVING A LIFE FILLED WITH GOD’S RESURRECTION POWER.
It’s time to shift and move with the Holy Spirit into the next season. You can live a life filled with true authentic spiritual power. You can go forth and do great exploits for the Kingdom of God. God wants to use your life to impact those around you. You can live in the same resurrection power that raised Christ from the dead. I have put a 3 part teaching series together to help empower you to move into the Third Day in your own life. I encourage you to order this set today. THE THIRD DAY CHURCH - LIVING IN RESURRECTION POWER. We have it available in both CD and MP3 format.