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The Final Move – Roger Charnock

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The Final Move

February 19, 2023
Roger Charnock

There is a wind of change that is blowing over the world. The Holy Spirit has come to bring the end-time fire that will sweep a billion souls. This move will be different than any previous move of God, and many will miss it, others will condemn it because it does not fit in their understanding of previous moves of God. Many more will not even see it because they have placed the Holy Spirit in a box, and only pull him out once or twice a year. Last night I watched a move of God begin to sweep the people, it was in Pensacola Florida where the Brownsville revival started. The Victory channel had a live broadcast from there and what is happening in Asbury University began to break out there. It is so exciting to see God move, Joel prophesied what we are now seeing, but there is so much more to come. I went to sleep full in my heart because of what I saw. During the night I was awakened several times, there were some dreams I had and much I do not remember but parts I am praying into. Right as the sun was beginning to come through my window I was laying there I asked the Holy Spirit some questions concerning this movement this awakening, the Holy Spirit gave me this word, it is prophetic, it is a teaching, it reveals the steps to accessing this move and most of all it reveals the plans of the enemy to stop it.

Church services around the world are longing for this fire to spread in their service, and many have questions why they are not seeing it. This is what the Spirit revealed to me, it may seem harsh and hard to swallow, but if we as the body will remove this from our services then the Holy Spirit will have access to move the way he wants to. It will not be the same in every church, we all have our own unique call from the Lord and corporately we make up the whole body of Christ. Ok so brace yourself as this word may penetrate some things in your heart, but I ask you to take it to the Lord, if it is not for you or you can say scripturally this is not sound then so be it, but I pray that you listen with ears to hear. There is a religious spirit that has embedded itself in our churches, it comes in many forms but its number one assignment is to silence the Holy Spirit. The spirit of religion can be likened to a three-legged stool, the spirit of religion is the seat and the three legs are made up of three other spirits that allow religion to have a seat in our church. There is a definitive order that the legs of the stool begin to materialize in a church. Therefore, it is important to recognize these spirits and remove them before they can take root and metastasize into the spirit of religion.

The first leg of the stool is complacency. Complacency comes in many forms and arrives on the scene as malnourished believers starved of the meat of the word are constantly drinking only the milk of the word, never going on to eat meat. I want to say right up front to pastors this is an individual choice, the word can be meat or milk depending on your understanding, but if the believer only hears the word preached on Sunday and they do not study for themselves as in 2 Timothy 2:15 they will not grow to maturity. Another way that complacency grows in a church is the serving of spoiled stale manna. Unfortunately, there are churches preaching sermons that are serving spoiled manna and it has infected the body allowing a spirit of complacency to creep in. These sermons that tickle the ear are a dead message, it is rotten to the core and from it complacency sets in in the heart of the believers that listen to it. Complacency, defined by Webster is “self-satisfaction especially when accompanied by unawareness of actual dangers or deficiencies”. Unfortunately, a believer sitting up under these types of sermons are ignorant of what is being preached, mainly due to their lack of study on their part. God tells the believer to study to show thyself approved, but if the only word a believer hears is tainted or worse false doctrine, the spirit of complacency sweeps them up and they starve for the real word.

Complacency once it sets in creates a false hunger for religiosity and that leads to the next leg of the stool a familiar spirit. What is a familiar spirit? It is a demon that has the appearance of Christ, but the familiar spirit only has the power that people give it. In Deuteronomy 18:10-11 God gives a definitive direction concerning familiar spirits it states “There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch. Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer”. A familiar spirit is the entry point to the occult and witchcraft; it is the opposite of the Holy Spirit and attempts to lure the person in with feelings and emotions. God is spirit and his Holy Spirit brings truth and backs it up with the written word; a familiar spirit on the other hand provides half-truths and distorts the word using it to puff up and to embellish pride. The familiar spirit feeds the spirit of complacency and it is the entry point of many other types of spirits. I want to state something here that may be controversial, but Satan sends his workers of iniquity to attend churches, their whole mission is to spread this familiar spirit. These witches and warlocks release spells and feed off of the dissension that may be happening in a church, it is demonic. Now this will only happen in a church where there is a move of the Holy Spirit that tries to breakout, as long as the Holy Spirit is kept out of the service then the enemy will not send in his agents of evil. The familiar spirit can lead to the occult and witchcraft but it also is an important leg in the stool and it leads to the next leg a critical spirit.

The critical spirit is the leg of strength, which allows the stool to stand. Once complacency has set in, and believers become apathetic, the familiar spirit arrives and creates a body double of the Holy Spirit. The false spirit allows pride, confusion to reign in the church, doctrine becomes forefront, and arguments ensue concerning beliefs. Such as the power of the Holy Spirit, tongues, and many other areas where biblical discourse can create an argument. This critical spirit breeds arrogance, pride and a haughty spirit. It creates strife, turmoil and ultimately can destroy a church on its own. However, the enemy would rather it be the area of contention, which brings forth a religious spirit. Pride and arrogance are a result of a critical spirit and ultimately brings forth a completed stool for the spirit of religion to take up residence in the body. How does the critical spirit spread its deceit? There are several ways gossip, judgmental spirit, slander, and finally a chronic complainer. Gossip can ruin a church; the lies or deception is like a wildfire it grows the more it spreads. Proverbs 26:20 (ESV) states, “For lack of wood the fire goes out, and where there is no whisperer, quarreling ceases.” Gossip is rampant in the church and if left unchecked will overcome the body and create all types of strife. God gave us a stiff word against a judgmental spirit I contend it was to prevent a critical spirit from obtaining a foothold in the church. God gave us an imperative in Romans 2:1-3 (ESV) “Therefore you have no excuse, O man, every one of you who judges. For in passing judgment on another you condemn yourself, because you, the judge, practice the very same things. We know that the judgment of God rightly falls on those who practice such things. Do you suppose, O man—you who judge those who practice such things and yet do them yourself—that you will escape the judgment of God?”. A judgmental spirit is quick to decide one’s fate even though they are not the judge. Many times, the person with a judgmental spirit is guilty of the same sin or act as the one they are judging but they are oblivious to their own faults. The next type of critical spirit is one who slanders, or defames someone’s character. God is very definitive in his concern for slander. In Psalm 101:5 (ESV) “Whoever slanders his neighbor secretly I will destroy. Whoever has a haughty look and an arrogant heart I will not endure.” This scripture should give solace to the one who was offended as God states he will destroy those who slander. Slander like gossip will spread in a church and can cause irreparable damage to the body of believers. The last type of critical spirit is a complainer. Complaining is nothing new, especially in the church. God exhorts us to not be one who complains in James 5:9 (NAS) it states “Do not complain, brethren, against one another, so that you yourselves may not be judged; behold, the Judge is standing right at the door.” A critical spirit will constantly complain usually about not getting one’s way, or will argue we used to do it this way. A complainer does not like change and once this critical spirit sets up in the church it will become vocal if anyone tries to confront it.

The legs of the stool make up the foundation for the spirit of religion to make its entry into the church body. However, it is this next spirit that covers up all of the legs and binds it together to make the stool and that is the spirit of offense. The spirit of offense covers up the legs and hides their activity as anyone who questions what is happening is attacked; and it becomes personal. In today’s society, the PC movement has embellished this personal offense tactic where it shuts down all discourse and conversation. That is the primary objective of an offending spirit to remove all of the air out of the room, to suffocate the Holy Spirit and prevent anyone from objecting to what is happening. Brothers and sisters, if you see this type of activity in your church then know the spirit of religion is right on the doorstep or is already there and you need to fast and pray and dismantle the legs one at a time. This offending spirit will kill the movement of the Holy Spirit; it will stifle the gifts of the spirit and will create a false sense of entitlement. Know that when the offending spirit caps off the legs it makes a seat for the religious spirit to take up residence and from that point, forward the church begins to die. The offending spirit desires turmoil. Strife, and ultimately destruction of the church body. It is imperative that as a body of believers that we stand against this spirit.

The stool of religion is in operation today. This spirit is ruling many churches and the enemy is content in having the pews full, as he knows that the church is powerless. The spirit of religion is a principality that has setup to bring in the age of the antichrist. The plan of the enemy is to infiltrate as many churches as possible with this demonic spirit. The plan is to infect each believer, to steal our freedom in Christ, to stop your spiritual growth, to ultimately steal our perception of Christ and to stifle the Holy Spirit. There is one definitive difference between a church ruled by religion and the Holy Spirit and that is love. God has revealed through his scripture that love conquers all. At every phase of the stool of religion, attempting to setup in the church body at any time love can push back the attack of the enemy. Discernment is the key to victory as soon as we see the enemy try and setup, we need to rebuke him. In Hebrews 4:12 (ESV) it states “For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.” Let us rightly divide the word be vigilant and watchful and most of all let God’s love flow through us. If we do this then God will allow us to recognize as the legs of the stool appear and we can take authority over them and prevent the offending spirit from setting up the seat for the spirit of religion.

Religion is the very spirit that will keep the Holy Spirit from moving in your service. Man has setup his plans for service we do this then that, stating that God is a God of order. Yes, God is a God of order, but the Holy Spirit is a gentleman, he will not fall in a service where he does not have complete control. I know this word offends some but it is truth, the Holy Spirit wants to fall and he will if we let him, stop with all of the structure, that is religion, free flowing in the Spirit is how you will access this next move of God, it will not come in your allotted time slot! Remember those who wait upon the Lord, they will be the ones that renew their strength! Take a look at what is happening in Asbury and what happened last night in Pensacola, it is spontaneous, there is no plan, no program, no four songs, then take up the offering, then another song before preaching. It is a constant flow of the Holy Spirit. The flowing of the Holy Spirit goes against the very nature of organized religion, that is why it is shunned, some call it strange fire others say it is this, some say it is that. But in reality, what is happening is the Spirit is moving. For this next move of God will come like a gentle breeze at first as it blows into places where the Spirit is welcome. But it will culminate as a tempest and it will blow over structures of religion, those places that will continue to mock this new move of the Spirit, and those who will be unable to lay down their plans and programs will be left as chaff. We have moved into a time of acceleration, I know that you can feel it, the days are going quickly now, seasons show up months before their time the earth is crying out for Spring, but yet it is still Winter, and before Spring is full, Summer will hit with a heat wave, and look out for the winds of Fall that will arrive early in the Summer. This is an indication of this end-time awakening, God is on the move don’t you want him to stop and take up residence in your church? Are you really so stuck in religion that you cannot just give four Sundays and say we are going to worship today no plans no agenda just worship and wait on the Lord. If we all did that God will show up, we will see dead bodies raised, the sick healed, our prodigals will come home! But it starts with us, what are we going to do? How are we going to pursue after God? Are we going to allow religion and programs to steal this last move of God? Are we going to be the chaff that is thrown into the fire? God is calling us higher now, it is time to let go of the past, and past revivals, what was done in the past will not work here. God is looking for a remnant that will rise up and take the lead of allowing the Holy Spirit to take over our services.

I will leave you with this, God is on the move, the cloud by day and the pillar of fire by night is moving. Just as in the account of the ten virgins are you ready, is your lamps wick trimmed, do you have sufficient oil? Will you be ready when the groom comes or are you so covered up in a religious spirit that just as the Pharisees and the Sadducees you cannot even see a move of God when it shows up right in front of you? Jesus in his day was right in front of religion and they did not see it. It will be the same in this final outpouring of the Spirit, many will be so caught up in a religious spirit that they will think this move is from the devil. And if you do not believe that Solomon said there is nothing new under the sun, what once was will be again. So, if you see complacency, a familiar spirit, a critical spirit or an offensive spirit working in your body be aware as the spirit of religion is already working or is in the process of taking over your church. It is time to come into the presence of the Lord, we must give the Spirit time to move in our services. Time is moving quickly and there are dangerous troubled waters ahead as a prophet I declare that Egypt is about to be hit with ten deadly plagues, but as long as you are hid in Goshen it will not come near your dwelling place. We are coming into the time of the great exodus, and the remnant the bride of Christ will move in and take the land, we will kill the giants of mammon, religion, and all other seven mountains! So, get ready for the Spirit is moving! Get ready the Spirit is moving! Get ready the Spirit is moving!

He who has an ear let him hear what the Spirit declares!

In Christ,
Roger “God’s Warrior”

2 Corinthians 10:4 For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty through God…

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