Yesterday the earth lost one of the most influential prophetic voices in modern church history.
On Valentines Day, Bob Jones went home to be with his first love after more than four decades of prophetic ministry. Leaders from various streams of the body of Christ are mourning his loss and praying for his loved ones.
But right now, what we feel to highlight is the profound substance of Bob’s final word released to the global church. It contains a remarkable vision of what God is doing on earth today in emphasizing the Father’s love… and the great harvest of fruit that will come when the church is characterized by the Father’s nature, by beholding Him as He really is.
Below are two excerpts we thought we’d share… enjoy!
The peacemakers that are coming forth in this next season are those who can make peace between the human soul and the Father. As they reveal the Father’s love to the human soul, it will bring stability to the body in every way. Through the administration of these peacemakers, first and foremost, they will bring man’s soul into the place where it can enter into the peace of God. And this peace is beyond all human understanding. They will also enter into the love of God, which will create the fruit that He wants produced in the body now. This is literally the beginning of the fruit that’s needed for harvest.
And God’s peace [shall be yours, that tranquil state of a soul assured of its salvation through Christ, and so fearing nothing from God and being content with its earthly lot of whatever sort that is, that peace] which transcends all understanding shall garrison and mount guard over your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. (Phil. 4:7)
Peace beyond understanding is what God is offering us. Unfortunately much of the body has seen the Father from a wrong perspective. They see Him as the cruel master and judge instead of being the God of love and justice. Ninety-five percent of the body of Christ thinks the Father is the judge that is squashing them all the time. They accuse the Father of bringing calamity and traumatic situations where in fact it is Satan. The Father simply removes His hand where He is no longer welcome. But now we will begin to see Him as He really is; LOVE and love beyond any expectation of love. When we have peace with the Father then the bloom will begin to turn into fruit. And this fruit will begin to come forth this year yielding more next year and even more the following year.”
This is what I see; the blooming of the apple tree will be our blooming in the spirit and worshipping the Father in spirit and in truth. It’s our human soul making peace by the knowledge of the Truth. It’s bringing the soul in submission to the spirit and allowing the spirit man to be in control of our conscience (actions, deeds and thoughts). Then the body will understand the Father’s divine nature; love. He loves you! Scripture plainly shows that God loves us; it’s His nature because He is LOVE. (1 John 4:8) The peacemakers’ entire nature will be characterized by His love and love will be the fruit they bear.
Now come the peacemakers and they make peace with God and with man. They show the Father’s nature, LOVE! The love of the Father is all authority to His sons and daughters. I don’t know how fast the fruit is going to mature after they bloom. But I do know that by the middle of May the blooms will be over and the fruit will begin. And from what I see, this fall will be awesome.
Source: Bob Jones: The coming promise