The combination of the church and the bride has been a message the Lord has been cultivating in my heart since my early 20s. Especially in the last two years, He has given me a clear directive to focus my attention here. As a result, He has been speaking to me in greater detail regarding this.
In February 2020, I released a word that the Lord was preparing us for “the hour of power.” In August 2020, through a vision of the bride becoming unattached from Jesus’ heart, the Holy Spirit gave me His revelation regarding the global church: “We no longer look like the church birthed in Acts, baptized in fire; we have become a weak church because the church has lost her power. She lost her power because she unfastened herself from her first love’s heart.”
Unfastened from God’s heart, the church lacks understanding and her beloved identity. She does not understand the weapons of warfare. Intimacy is the gateway that will bring understanding to the meaning and capability of each piece of armor. The power of God is deposited in those who have heart postures rooted in purity. From purity to power, the pure in heart see God (Matt. 5:8).
We are empowered through our union with Him (Eph. 6:10). We cannot be in union with someone we do not fellowship with. Union is a connection formed in the secret place. Power is activated in the knowing: to know Him is to have intimacy and to have intimacy is to know Him— “I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine” (Song 6:3a). In the knowing, you receive His power.
Many “know” and are familiar with Psalm 91 as a prayer of protection. Psalm 91:1 (AMPC) says, “He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty [Whose power no foe can withstand].” You may “know” the Scripture, but do you know the Most High? Your stability will come through abiding in the secret place and knowing Him.
In August 2020, I heard in the Spirit, “The Lord is looking for His covenant keepers.” Our natural keys will not unlock the door to the secret place, but rather this key is seen with the spiritual eye, looks like a covenant ring and is named “the key of intimacy.” In the Hebrew, the word for “dwells” is yashab, Strong’s 3427; to sit, remain, dwell. Additional words used in the definition are “married” and “marrying.”
The secret place of protection is a place for those who are married to the presence of God. Many find themselves teetering from a stance of love and believing the promises of God back to fear struggling to ward off the lies of the enemy, they are unstable. But as we read above, our stability comes from dwelling. The wise warrior will choose the empowerment of union.
Paul wrote of this union and of its importance one verse prior to the instruction of wearing the full armor, and it is a small but most vital key in battle that is often overlooked. “In conclusion, be strong in the Lord [be empowered through your union with Him]; draw your strength from Him [that strength which His boundless might provides]” (Eph. 6:10). After union with the Lord is addressed, then Paul writes regarding the full armor: “Put on God’s whole armor [the armor of a heavy-armed soldier which God supplies], that you may be able successfully to stand up against [all] the strategies and the deceits of the devil. For we are not wrestling with flesh and blood [contending only with physical opponents], but against the despotisms, against the powers, against [the master spirits who are] the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spirit forces of wickedness in the heavenly (supernatural) sphere” (Eph. 6:11,12).
The secret place will be the shelter where intimacy’s key unlocks mysteries, promises and dreams that position you to “conceive and carry out unique developments” and blueprints for the next outpouring, the new wine. (Excerpt from prophetic word, “Wait Now, I’m Coming.”
On Nov. 3, 2020, at 1:32 a.m. I heard in the Spirit, “The global church will be reformed through intimacy.” “Reformed,” defined by Webster’s Dictionary 1828: “corrected; amended; restored to a good state; as a reformed profligate”; the reformed church, formed anew, as a reformed profligate.
“Profligate” defined: “An abandoned man; a wretch who has lost all regard to good principles, virtue or decency.” I believe the Lord is saying that through intimacy, identity is restored, and we will be formed anew, reestablished in virtue. We will abandon “abandonment” as we are healed from the orphan spirit and take on our identity as mature sons and daughters, reformed through the rebirth of our salvation.
The date I heard that “the global church will be reformed through intimacy” was Nov. 3, 2020. If we read the numbers Hebraically, from right to left, we have 2.3.11, and the Lord highlighted 2 Peter 3:11 (TPT), which reads, “Since all these things are on the verge of being dismantled, don’t you see how vital it is to live a holy life? We must be consumed with godliness.” In context, the Scripture prior is referencing the coming day of the Lord taking everyone by surprise. The Lord is returning for a pure and spotless bride, a bride who has made herself ready, and there is an urgency in the Spirit petitioning to live holy and consecrated lives through the restoration of intimacy.
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Amy Sutherland is currently based in Atlanta, Georgia, and is the founder of Ablaze Global Productions, a ministry-production company formed from her dual call to minister to the church and the unreached around the globe. Investing years in ministry and the entertainment industry she has had the opportunity to develop her giftings in a unique way for such as time as this. From award-winning actress and producer to speaking and ministering prophetically worldwide, she desires to awaken and make ready a fiery bride for her King. Amy serves the body globally with prophetic words, insights, training and encouragement, though she specifically ministers to leaders.