A Prophecy about the Hebrew Roots Movement
Updated: Aug 21, 2018
Yiskah Bat Yerushalayim - Wednesday, 4 July 2018
This is the 2nd Challenge of the Week from our Beit Kodesh Online Community. The task is to read through the prophecy below and write your thoughts or ask questions.
The following prophecy was given by Dean Cozzens, Open Church Ministries Sunday, 13 April 1986
"At the beginning of the twentieth century, when God looked down from heaven at the church, what He saw looked like a giant 747 airliner, but with no engines. He then set out to attach four giant engines of faith and power to the body of the plane, so that the church would have the power to come to Him where He is, up in the realms of glory.
Each of these four engines represents one of the four major moves of God’s Spirit ordained for this century:
1) The Pentecostal Movement
2) The Faith-Healing Movement
3) The Charismatic Movement
4) The Hebrew Roots Movement
All four are sovereign moves of God and coordinate and interrelate in His mind. Each successive move builds upon the last, but each has its own distinctive. None are perfect, but they all have something from God to contribute to His plan. The prophecy said that God was now beginning to attach the fourth and final "engine" , the 'Hebrew Movement'. Though many of the right doctrines have been in place in the Body of Christ, from all the past moves of God’s restoration through history, much is still missing, which God wants to restore.
This fourth movement is to be called "The Hebrew Movement." This movement will to some degree encompass and influence the entire body of Christ, adding depth, and leading us into greater unity at last, not just with one another, but with God and with His Word. This fourth major move of the Holy Spirit in this century will be every bit as powerful as the previous three, and will bring this final work of God to completion in a final, unified, four-fold thrust of power and glory; it will take us all into the Heavens to be with Him where He is.
The three previous engines of His power, which He has previously attached in His divine order, until now He has been only gently "reviving" as if just testing them awaiting a more opportune time. When the plane is more properly aligned, to the centre of His will, He can then give full throttle to take us all to glory and thus display Himself and His approval most fully among us. What has come before may one day look very minor in comparison to what will occur on the earth when all four engines are finally given full throttle by His wonderful hand of command. When this happens, our great ship will quickly lumber down the runway and off to glory. On that great day, once the command to go is given, there will be no letting up until we finally leave these bonds of carnal flesh. Then God’s awesome power will fill us all with the same awesome glory which is His eternally wonderful presence. On that great day, every gift of the Spirit will be operating in great release, and the Lord will be revealed in all of His fullness. We will then be like Him, full of His power and glory, for we shall see Him as He truly is, unveiled for all to see. Oh what wonder and majesty that will be!
But before the plane can be given full throttle, it must first make a critical turn in its thinking to line itself up with God’s holy runway. The critical turn in thinking is the shift away from the Greek corruptions of the past and back toward the centreline of the God-ordained Hebrew runway, down which Jesus Himself came and landed perfectly. Jesus Himself was the airship, and the terminal where He had been loading since His first coming has been the world into which He has come. The runway then was all the revelation of God Himself had been preparing for centuries before the coming of Christ. This revelation then, through prophets of old, from Adam through to Malachi, was the runway. God has for hundreds of years, and through several generations, carefully laid it down, in preparation for the coming of His only Son to planet earth. It had been readied by the Father, for Jesus to land on, for as it says, "in the fullness of time" God sent forth His Son.
The runway then is all the Old Testament, i.e. all of the Old Testament Hebrew truth and revelation, and much of the Hebrew culture and custom that came with it. Since then, His great body has been parked at the terminal of the world loading with passengers to go at His prompting, back to glory. It is even now nearly full, and is filling rapidly. It is nearly ready to depart. When that great door finally closes, and the plane pulls away, Jesus the pilot will rev those engines to get us from the terminal to the runway’s edge, where we will sit, with engines idling, giving Him time to test the controls, and to make sure that all is ready. Then Jesus, smiling I’m sure, when He is ready, and with the clearance from God the Father in the control tower, will release the brakes, and rev the engines once more. This time, all four engines will surge to life and contribute their parts, all in unison. This will move the ship out onto the runway with ease. Then, before the plane goes too far ahead, and at just the right time, Jesus will turn the ship the 90 degrees that is needed to aim us directly down the runway! Then we will be ready to go! Then and only then will conditions be right for full power. That point will be when our ship is directly in line with all that God has laid down before us, in the Hebrew Bible that we call the Old Testament. The point is, that before all four engines can safely be powered up to their maximum to lift us up into Christ’s presence, we must more perfectly align ourselves with the God of the Bible, with Who God really is!
Since God revealed Himself through the Old Testament, which Jesus perfectly fleshed out for us to see in visible form, that’s where we’ll have to look, and that’s what the Hebrew Movement is all about. Where are we now? My personal opinion is that in church history at this point, we’ve managed to get taxied back out to the runway. I think that our plane has taxied about as far as it can on the taxiway of Greek thinking. If we go much further, we’ll run off the other side of the runway into the ditch. I believe that right now, God is saying, "Turn and align your thinking more perfectly down My revealed runway of Hebrew thought, the thoughts I revealed through the Hebrew people, and let’s get ready to go to Glory! " We must meet God on His terms, not ours. We’ll leave on the same runway Jesus landed on--Old Testament Hebrew revelations and prophecies, and Hebrew ways of thinking and living. That’s who God revealed Himself to be, and Who Jesus also showed Himself to be when He lived here on this planet in the flesh.
Many errors were incorporated into the early church in order to please and accommodate the Greek culture, and to escape anti-Hebrew persecutions from the Romans. These early corruptions are what we mean by the Hebrew-to-Greek shift. The correction of this past mistake is the turning of that great airliner in what is called the Greek-to-Hebrew shift, or the Hebrew Movement. It is what God now expects from us before He more fully empowers us, and thrusts us into His glory. It’s what we need to do to make Him more comfortable about openly identifying Himself with us in His full approval of glory and power. Perhaps this is what Jesus was talking about in Matthew Ch 5 when He said, "Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets: I did not come to abolish, but to fulfil [to bring fuller expression and clarity]. For truly I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away not the smallest letter or stroke shall pass away from the Law, until all is accomplished. Whoever keeps and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. For I say to you, that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the scribes and Pharisees, you shall not enter the kingdom of heaven." Matt. 5:17-20. It’s almost as if Jesus was predicting, though certainly not approving what eventually did happen in the church when it left its Hebrew roots. He may have even been predicting the very Hebrew movement, which will now wrap up the church age. This verse says that unless we connect the move of the Spirit, which Jesus brought, with the Hebrew, which He Himself was walking in, then we as the church, and as individuals will not be ready for lift-off into the kingdom of heaven. We have to align with Him.
The church has now come full circle. All that has gone before, from the Reformation until this very minute, has been God’s cautious and persistent work to get us back to the fuller understanding of Who Jesus was. It is now time for the fuller revelation of Who God and Jesus really are. He is saying "I want you connected to the Old Testament root, but in fullness and the power of the Holy Spirit, so that you can keep the Law as I kept it, in the same Spirit in which it was given, in redemptive love and power." We must move back to the centreline of God’s truth, but with the power of the Holy Spirit. Dean Cozzens, Open Church Ministries (end quote)
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