[as edited by Eric Green]
I believe we are in a major transition in the body of Christ and the old ways that once served a purpose are coming to a close and God is bringing to the forefront a new order for a new day. It's not that God has changed His mind on the issues, but rather the old must make room for the new to come. The Lord has been speaking to both Jan and myself through visions and dreams and the Holy Spirit is releasing a fresh word to the body of Christ for what is at the door.
The Spirit of Issachar
Recently the Lord came to me in a night vision while I was walking down a country road. He was driving a red convertible sports car and said to me, "Get in"; so of course I did. As we drove, He began to tell me how important it was to discern the times and seasons we are in. He continued speaking and said, "I'm now giving you the spirit of Issachar, so you will know what to do with the times and seasons and how to respond in each of them" (see 1 Chronicles 12:32).
We continued down a long and straight road that had evergreen trees on both sides. When we came to the end of the road, He asked me to get out. He pointed to the horizon and said, "Look." As I gazed at the gorgeous horizon all around me, heaven and earth were completely synchronized and aligned perfectly. He told me that this is what perfect balance and harmony between heaven and earth looked like. He explained that in everything there must be balance. He told me that the church has been out of balance, but He would be restoring it in the coming season.
Webster's dictionary says balance it to "equal or equalize" and is "a means of judging or deciding." The Lord made it clear that this judging and deciding period coming upon us in the very near future was to restore balance in the body.
The Plumb-Line for the New Temple Jeff Jansen
In another visitation the Lord appeared to me and said, "The plumb line is falling," and I saw a plumb-bob or plumb-line fall into place. Webster's describes a plumb-line as a cord that has weight which is used to find out "verticality"—whether or not a wall is perfectly vertical.
Zechariah 4:10 says that the plumb-line is in the hands of Zerubbabel, the King of Judah, and that the finishing gable or cap stone will be brought forth for the new tabernacle with shouts of Grace! Grace to it! (see vs. 7). Paul wrote to the church in Ephesians telling them that we are the temple of God. He said:
You are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets with Christ Jesus Himself the chief Cornerstone. In Him the whole structure is joined (bound, welded) together harmoniously, and it continues to rise (grow, increase) into a holy temple in the Lord [a sanctuary dedicated, consecrated, and sacred to the presence of the Lord]. In Him [and in fellowship with one another] you yourselves also are being built up [into this structure] with the rest, to form a fixed abode (dwelling place) of God in (by, through) the Spirit (Eph. 2:20-22, AMP).
[Come] and, like living stones, be yourselves built [into] a spiritual house, for a holy (dedicated, consecrated) priesthood, to offer up [those] spiritual sacrifices [that are] acceptable and pleasing to God through Jesus Christ (1 Peter 2:5).
We are the New Temple
This new temple is coming forth with shouts of grace! grace! - grace, as the mountains of human obstacles that have resisted the anointing and the power of the Kingdom begin to crumble and fade from view! In this final chapter of human history, God is anointing a generation to move in the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea (see Habakkuk 2:14). The Lord will display this new temple, this spiritual house in the earth, as a people anointed with the Kingly-Priestly anointing found in Zechariah 4. They will flow with the ceaseless supply of the golden oil of the Holy Spirit and will function with unlimited anointing! The plumb-line was in the hand of Zerubbabel who is King of Judah. The Kingly anointing mixed with the high praises of Judah will cause the Holy Spirit to explode in massive revival fires throughout the world resulting in a clash of the kingdoms! God's people will rise from the darkness and shine so brightly with His power and glory that the nations will run to house of God to see it! (see Isaiah 60)!
This new temple is not one build with brick and mortar but is the Spirit-filled Church (ecclesia: called out ones) of the living God. We are His temple! He lives in us and His Kingdom is in us!
Zechariah 4:6 says, "'Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,' says the LORD of hosts." This plumb-line will fall as a result of God bringing the cap stone for the new temple which is just and true. It's not a man thing, it's a God thing. It's not by might nor by power, nor by the strong arm of the flesh nor by the works of any man—it's by "My Spirit" says the Lord! God is building an end time temple in accordance with the word of Haggai the prophet:
"'...and I will shake all the nations, and they shall come to the Desire of All Nations, and I will fill this temple with glory,' says the LORD of hosts. 'The silver is Mine, and the gold is Mine,' says the LORD of hosts. 'The glory of this latter temple [You and I] shall be greater than the former...'" (Haggai 2:7-9, NKJV, emphasis added).
This plumb-line that sets the cap stone of the latter day temple will be greater and more beautiful and majestic than the glory of Solomon's temple. All the Kings of the earth and even the Queen of Sheba came to marvel at the sight of Solomon's temple and to hear his profound wisdom. But the nations will stream into the house of God to see the Glory of His splendor in the temple of the Lord manifested in and through His people—the "Perusia"—the ever-increasing presence of God and indwelling Glory of God. The church will be greater in splendor, wisdom, and glory than even Solomon's temple! However, in order for this to happen, there must first be a reestablishing of balance in His body according to the fallen plum-line set in eternity.
A Time of Choosing Sides Jeff & Jan Jansen
The Lord spoke to Jan about His Glory. He said with this plumb-line everyone will have to choose which side they are on. Those who choose His Glory will receive it in a greater measure than they ever imagined! I saw a joyous celebration taking place with spectacular manifestations of the Glory of God! Those who chose God would ascend to higher and higher levels in Glory and into intimacy with the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—they would be qualified to go to the next level.
I also saw many who resisted His Glory. They missed out on this glorious level of God's presence and were drawn away into unbelief—into increased legalism and a religious spirit began to dominate those who were once full of faith and belief.
The spirit of anti-christ is anti-anointing. The spirit of anti-anointing is a spirit of unbelief that viciously comes against genuine demonstrations of miracles, healings, signs and wonders and the preaching of the Kingdom of God with power. Jesus Christ didn't come preaching a religion of word alone, but rather He came preaching the gospel of the Kingdom with evidence. Religion and Kingdom are completely opposite of one another and cannot mix, just as the anti-anointing spirit has always been an enemy to the cross. Jesus' biggest problem was the unbelieving and religious not the broken. Unbelief cuts us off from the promises He is speaking—it keeps us from entering His rest (see Hebrews 3:12 – 4:16).
Standing on the Side of the Supernatural
The Lord said this was a "NOW" word and we must ask ourselves, "What do we believe about supernatural encounters and experiences?" What do we believe about the Kingdom of God and the angelic realm? God is moving like never before in the earth. It's time to believe, stand and speak in faith. Let's stand on the right side of the plumb line—the right side of the issue—as we do, the Lord will fill us with revelation insight and power as we shine as bright lights that will change our world. God will back us up with all of the economics and provisions of heaven.
Father, we pray in the name of Jesus that You would impart to us the spirit of wisdom and revelation to be abel to move in the higher things You are releasing now. Give us a spirit of boldness to preach the truth fearlessly. We thank You for Your Glory which transcends all that we could ever experience! We invite You into our hearts and into our lives in all Your Splendor! We want all that You are! Propel us into our glorious future with You in the Kingdom and use us in the Earth for Your great Glory! Come set us on Fire Great Holy Ghost ... so the world will come and watch us burn!!
Come Lord Jesus!