Hello God’s Beloved! I have been in prayer with the Lord all day today and have updated the School of the Spirit, now called Ephesians 3:20 School of the Spirit. I wanted to share with you in more detail what the Lord has shown me. I also have put at the bottom the requests God put on my heart to present to you, People of God, of which I humbly request, would you please pray on? I value your feedback.
This is a wonderful opportunity to join in with my team and I at the ground level birthing stages of this Ephesians 3:20 School and Ministry Vision! I am so excited and hope you will take the time to read through it. Please be sure to click on the places that say “Read More” to make sure you have access to all I shared. (both Spirit and the Word).
The Vision the Lord gave me was for an Ephesians 3:20 School of the Spirit. It’s purpose would be to revive, teach, train, equip, activate, mentor, release and bless you to walk in the calling that the Lord has purposed you to walk in, as carriers of His Love, Presence, Authority, Glory and by His Holy Spirit. It is to provide, what the Lord showed me, is a much needed safe Holy Spirit led environment for you to learn, grow, step out and have Godly accountability with my team and I, as well as, other students in the Body of Christ. It also is to build up your faith to a level that surpasses the old things and seeds you for the NEW things that God is wanting to do abundantly above all we can ask, think or imagine, by His power and to His glory in Jesus’ Name amen!
The goal is to create a safe community of Christ life and blessing for you. The Lord has shown me that many have been deeply wounded, muzzled, manipulated, rejected, even abused by some in the Body of Christ and need healing and trust restored. Some of this healing and restoration will come when you are able to participate in a Holy Spirit led community like this, with leaders and others in the Body of Christ who are operating by the Holy Spirit, His fruit and in His Love. This will give you a much needed new chance to step out freely in a judgment free zone to learn and grow. Over time you will have that Christ confidence grow and by the time you are done you will be able to freely walk in your call and know how to deal with attacks that come against you in this way.
The Lord is doing a vital deep work in the Body of Christ right now. It is a big preparation work, healing work, restoration work, maturing work and purifying work. He is truly getting us ready as His Bride but also for the biggest move of God that we have ever seen in history! It is an Ephesians 3:20 Faith time and this is the scripture the Lord has stamped on my heart and Ministries.
It is crucial that we are rooted, established, equipped and able to do what He has called us to do. There are people suffering, in anguish and dying daily without Jesus. Since He has chosen to use the Body of Christ, by His grace, to reach the world, we must be strong in Him, unswerving, unrelenting in our love towards Him and each other.
We need to be obedient, discerning, led by His Spirit, in tune with Him, walking by His love, power and willing to exchange our selfish and puny agendas for His Perfect Ephesians 3:20 plans. He needs us operating in His purity and purpose, His agape love and grace, His boldness and humility.
There is a cost we pay as Christians. There is a cost to walking in obedience and laying down what we feel like doing, for what we are being led to do. It will not always be comfortable. In fact, it often won’t be. Do you think Jesus was comfortable being tortured and having nails driven through his hands and feet on our behalf? Of course not. It is a divine exchange we must be willing to make daily, to walk by the Spirit and not the flesh.
God is looking for those who are willing to be led by His Spirit no matter what because there is much we still need to do here on earth! However, remember, that even Lord Jesus said we were the joy set before Him when He endured hell and back for us.
May we remember the joy set before us, that one day we will be able to spend eternity with the Lord and see Jesus face to face. What amazing grace. So now it’s time to get rooted and equipped so you can go out and walk in the fullness God has called you to walk in, so you can share Jesus with the boldness, love and power that God intends.
What to Expect
Currently I am in deep prayer on this. This will likely start off as an online school if and until God says otherwise and provides a place where we can have in person classes and meetings. The online classes will be created so you can do it at your own pace. You will have access to classes by video so you can come back and watch the rebroadcast as many times as you want if you are unable to watch it live. This way you are free to learn and adjust your schedule accordingly.
You will also be able to learn and grow in a safe Holy Spirit led environment and community. You will have others in Christ, along with my team and me around you, to help you in a judgment free zone so you can truly step out, learn discernment and grow freely with help and accountability.
Classes, training and certificates will be available online. There will be varying program levels and packages that you can choose from over time. I am still very much praying into this and this is the baby stages which is why I am asking you to pray and if you feel led to sow a seed or donate toward this vision by the Holy Spirit, please do. This will take teamwork, lots of prayer, help, money etc in order to get this up and running. All things are possible with God and remember He works through all of us to bring it forth. You can also help support by purchasing from my Blessings shops both HERE and my new one on Etsy HERE.
The Lord has put in my heart the vision of different tiers and options for the school. For example, people who want to specialize in certain areas can, and people who want to go deeper may as well. There will be package deals as well as individual classes available that you can choose from on many topics.
There will be Facebook groups also available to create community and support where we can interact with each other and pray over each other. We will be there to encourage each other and I will do Q & A sessions and there will be assignments given to help you stay focused.
If God makes a way we will also plan some weekend conferences and possibly a retreat for those who want to come in person so I can lay hands on you and we can go deeper in the Presence of the Lord. I know He has special and powerful Ephesians 3:20 plans for us together in Christ and I am excited!
This need must be filled
The Lord has shown me that there is a desperate need in the Body of Christ to go deeper and be rooted more than ever before, in the Word of God, as well as, Christians needing a safe Holy Spirit led environment to learn how to be led by and discern the Holy Spirit of God and walk in the gifts of the Holy Spirit in a pure way.
Sadly, many do not have a current environment in which they are or have felt safe to step out and learn how to flow in the gifts of the Holy Spirit and learn how to discern God’s voice. Others have not been given the chance, due to certain denominations that don’t believe in the gifts of the Holy Spirit or are not secure enough to allow the Holy Spirit to truly move.
Still others have actually stepped out in obedience only to be told to leave or at worse muzzled, manipulated, controlled, smeared by leaders or even abused. It’s no surprise that people leaving churches or not wanting to go back due to offense and wounds is at an all time high.
The Lord showed me the serious results of this problem, is the following (I’m not listing all):
- Many gifted Christians don’t know they are gifted and feel they have no purpose or are useless, resulting in possible depression, apathy, isolation, confusion or worse.
- Know they are gifted, but have not been trained in the word, character or discernment. They may be actively sharing words, visions etc without being rooted in the Word and so knowingly or not, are putting themselves and others at risk as they claim they are hearing from God, when they cannot discern what spirit they are operating in.
- Many are gifted but insecure, fearful or confused because they realize they have not learned discernment with wise counsel around them.
- Many are wounded and have gone into “caves” and now refuse to open their mouths or share what God is showing them. This is what the devil wants. Not only does it paralyze this person and bounds them in rejection, unforgiveness and other lies from the enemy, but it also steals from the Body the part this person plays in the Body of Christ, since every part matters.
- Others who have not felt loved or have been rejected are being picked off as they are now isolated, have no fellowship with other believers who would help them through the vicious attacks that have been release upon the earth, especially against Christians.
- Some have even turned away from God
Can you see what a big deal this is? Not just to us, but to God? We are commanded to walk in love with one another as a witness to the world and also to help us to be a healthy Body so we don’t fall away. The purpose of equipping through the fivefold ministry plays a significant central role as written in Ephesians 4:11-20. The “He” in this scripture is referring to Lord Jesus. It clearly is His idea and purpose. Notice the result if we do this the way He intended.
And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ; until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ. As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming; but speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ, from whom the whole body, being fitted and held together by what every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love.
These things must be learned over time like anything else. “The equipping of the saints for the work of service” is just that. It is not instant. There is training involved. Teaching takes time. Renewal of the mind takes time. Notice also the protection element in this training, to help us to not be deceived. It also speaks to each one of us doing the “work of our part” which has a direct impact on our growth and body building itself up in what? Love. There is so much I could into in this scripture but will not at this time.
Similarly, the gifts of the Holy Spirit found in 1 Corinthians 12 are given without repentance. However learning how to operate in these gifts with purity, love, effectiveness and accuracy takes teaching, training and equipping. Discerning the source accurately of what you are hearing, seeing, feeling, some tasting and smelling does as well.
Amazing news and Vision
The amazing news is that our Awesome Abba Father sees all the hurt that is happening and is answering the cries of His people’s hearts who want to truly walk in their call and purpose on earth to His glory. He is answering the ones who have been crying out, who desire to walk in His purity, who wants to discern His voice and walk in His love, be a witness and be radically in love with Jesus.
God IS doing a NEW thing! He is raising up Sons and Daughters in Christ who have a pure on fire love for the Lord. These called ones will refuse to be held back by religious spirits, will not put up with or operate in manipulation and control. They will not be afraid to submit to the Holy Spirit and allow Him to have His way. They will willingly pay the cost when others come against them. These Holy Fire starters will be obedient to God, not man’s traditions, comfort level, or the enemy’s accusations or intimidation launched against them even through others Christians.
These Pure on Fire Reformers will discern, trust and let God be God. They will be Ephesians 3:20 faith leaders who will not compete with other churches or get involved in foolish arguments and church politics, but instead will keep their eyes focused on Lord Jesus and pursue Jesus Who is Revival! These will be the dimension shifters and atmosphere changers. They will be Royal Glory Carriers that are Laid Down Lovers. Humble yet unafraid, bold yet gracious, loving yet firm. They will carry a special anointing of the Father’s Heart and Love that will usher those who have been wounded into a place of healing, deliverance and restoration by the Holy Spirit. They will then go forth carrying the Father’s love to others.
This is only some of the vision of what our Abba Papa has put in my heart to walk in and for the School and my ministries in Him. There is so much more. It is truly exciting and sobering and Ephesians 3:20 size. Now more than ever we need to rise up in the Body of Christ and allow Ephesians 4:11-20 to happen. I am just one of many the Lord has called to do this with. If any of what I have written you witness to, excites you or you have a desire for I pray you will join me. This is only the beginning! Hallelujah!
What has been happening in some churches?
Currently, Sunday and even Wednesday church services are simply not a place where most will allow people to share prophetic words, visions, impressions or dreams. Typically the leaders that do allow this are under major spiritual warfare, knowingly or not, since they are on the front line. This is why we are called to pray for our leaders.
John 10:10 is clear that it is the thief (devil) who comes to steal, kill and destroy but God has come that we may have life and life more abundantly. The devil wants to steal the gifts of the Holy Spirit and extinguish them or counterfeit them. He also wants to cut the church of at the head which is why we must pray for all leaders not curse them.
Many leaders are also fighting off the fear of man’s opinion, trying to weigh who “can handle” or “allow” the Holy Spirit gifts. They are wondering whether they will lose members, enrage elders or committees that may give a lot of financial support to the church and if they are willing to take that risk. Simultaneously, they are trying to discern what is God and may be having an internal civil war as their flesh opposes the things of the Spirit. Read More
Lastly, they may also being picking up other people’s issues and even evil spirits in the atmosphere which is weighing heavy on them. This is often happening all within just a short period of time during worship!
Agape Love as a Key
As the bible warns in the last days, there will be rampant deception, hearts growing cold and even if possible, the elect falling away (Matthew 24:12, 24:24). Discernment is needed at an all time high and so is being rooted and established in the Love of the Father like never before. Why? Because the bible says it’s His perfect agape love that casts out all fear (1 John 4:18).
Paul prayed in Ephesians 3:14-21 that according to the riches of His glory He may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God (emphasis mine.)
Lord Jesus said, a new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” (John 13:34-35)
1 John 4:19 Says we love because He first loved us.
Knowing the love of the Lord that surpasses knowledge (received by revelation) is how we are filled with the fullness of God! How we treat one another literally is the witness to the world that we are disciples of Jesus! We love because He first loved us, so what if we don’t know we are loved?
There is a desperate absolute need for people to learn and receive our Abba Father’s love and heart for them, to return to their First Love Lord Jesus and get rooted and established in the Word and Love of the Lord. This is not a maybe, it is a must and when this happens, we will walk by His Spirit in His love and people will be saved! It will also protect our hearts growing cold, keep fear out, all of which is predicted as reasons to why even the elect may fall away.
Many in the Body of Christ assume they walk in love well, but sadly this is not common. Often it is due to people growing up in environment where the love of the Lord was not displayed in their home or churches and they end up confused, wounded or under religious teaching.
The truth is, that if we truly loved one another as Christ loved us the way many of us claim, there would not be such division, offense, chaos and foolish arguments ensuing in the Body of Christ and because it is a witness to the world, there would be people running into churches not out of them!
Instead, many in the Body of Christ themselves, along with people who don’t even know Jesus, have been so wounded, rejected, condemned, abused or manipulated by other Christians (often leaders) that even many Christians don’t want to come to church or even get together with other Christians!
These precious ones not only are devastated inside, but they may even walk away from God. They don’t feel safe because part of the safety net in the bible is in fellowship with one another. Isolated, they become easy prey for the devil and it feeds the cycle of hurt and mistrust that other Christians have inflicted. This must change for us to affect the world around us. It starts first with us as the Body of Christ. We are the witness! God set it up that way.
Part of Revival is the need to revive our First Love, to have it come back alive again or at all. I want the Spirit of God in me to help set you ablaze for Jesus! That you would fall wonderfully deeply in love with Him, to pursue Him and His heart, to desire the One who desires us and gave His all for us!
We need to stop chasing a “revival experience” and start chasing Lord Jesus Who is Revival Himself! When we do that, His glory will be released and come forth in ways we have never even seen which will actually be revival.
Most Importantly: Would you pray?
Would you kindly pray and ask the Holy Spirit to show you if and what role you are to play in this vision and ministry? Maybe it is to be a student, to sow into the calling on your life, to reach others for Jesus. Maybe it’s to be a part of our Prayer Warrior Intercessory Team.
Maybe a few of you don’t want to be a student, but the Lord is placing on your heart to sow financially into His Vision of this School? Some may be led to volunteer to help with admin, such as answering comments, helping with social media and standing in agreement with prayer requests. Others of you may be led by the Lord to play a role in some or even all of these roles.
Regardless, these are all needs that have to be met, some now, and some in the future, as the Lord draws us together by His Holy Spirit to do the work for His Kingdom.
The Lord is doing NEW things! You have an exciting opportunity to be a part of a NEW School of the Spirit and Ministry that is starting from the ground up, right from the birthing process! So whether you are led to sow into your calling, your time, prayers or money, know you will be sowing into pure fertile ground and playing a crucial role in allowing the Lord to use you to help bring this Ephesians 3:20 vision to pass, to the glory of His Name.
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Thank you so much for reading through this! God is moving! Be expecting!
Forever His ~ Sybella Owens