“For the body is not one member, but many.” 1 Corinthians 12:14
The Body of Christ is approaching an extended season of cross-pollination, where denominational streams will begin to forge. 2017 will kick-start an increasingly greater level of wisdom and understanding that results in unity across denominations within the Body.
Cross-Pollination within the Body
Cross-pollination is the transfer of pollen, containing the male genetics of a plant, from one flower to the stigma, the female structure, of another. Pollen contains the genetic information needed for plant reproduction and, when crossing to another plant of the same species, cross-pollination occurs. Cross-pollination can be accomplished by insects, birds, water or wind.
I saw in a vision that this process of cross-pollination within the Body will occur through the wind of the Spirit. I saw a powerful gust of wind collecting the pollen of a plant, dispersing the pollen to many other plants in a field. This is a picture of Holy Spirit breathing on His Bride and dispersing the DNA particular to one stream across denominational walls throughout the Body of Christ.
Just as the process of pollination is essential for plants to produce offspring, this cross-pollination process in the Body is needed for the next generation to thrive. Each stream has a particular strength the Body needs. Some are particularly prophetic, some have deep theological teaching, some are revelatory in the supernatural, some are evangelical machines, some pastor with excellence, some have strong community, and others move in amazing healings and miracles. One thing every part has in common is Christ as the head. Each part of the Body needs each other, so that each part can come into full maturation, ultimately working together to bring Jesus His full reward. Each part benefits from what the others exceed at.
“But now there are many members, but one body. And the eye cannot say to the hand, “I have no need of you”; or again the head the head to the feet, “I have no need of you.” 1 Corinthians 12:20,21
Denominations in Christianity are subgroups that operate with a unique tradition and identity. In the past, the enemy has used denominations to disempower the Body through division and fragmentation. In this next season people will start taking a fresh look at difference within the Body through Heaven’s lens, obtaining Jesus’ perspective.
“But now God has placed the members, each one of them, in the body, just as He desired.” 1 Corinthians 12:18
God designed the different parts of the body to perform different functions, while the Body is designed to work optimally when working together. Each part was designed and placed by God for a special purpose. Where previously there had been friction, the fullness of this revelation will have a rippling effect, affording peace and harmony throughout communities.
Forging of Relationships
Heaven is multifaceted and unique, while all creation reflects the very nature of God Himself. People’s perceptions of others’ difference will become heightened and more accurate as they recognize that what others have is something God-breathed and of great value. They will grasp the nature, worth, quality and significance of what each other does well, so that relationships between parts can be reshaped and forged into a stronger, better design.
Mirriam-Webster define forge as “a workshop where wrought iron is produced or where iron is made malleable.”
Forging heats and softens iron, enabling the iron to be reshaped. In this case, what will be produced from this cross-pollination of streams is a forging of information into a new, hybrid set of ideas and systems. Hybrid ideas and systems are ones that are formed by combining two or more things, taking the very best from different streams and combining them to become more effective and reflect more truth. Just like iron that is forged, what will come from this process in the Body is stronger, shaped differently and, ultimately, unified. Unity will be sparked by a hunger to go deeper into the heart of God and sustained by a greater capacity to love.
The Time is NOW
“For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea.” Habakkuk 2:14
The time is NOW for the knowledge of the glory of God to spread across cities, regions and nations. This manna hidden for the last days in the very heart of God will begin to manifest through the Body of Christ as greater wisdom and understanding. A unified Body that is enlightened can respect and edify itself in Christ. A mature Bride reflects the fullness of the image of the Son into the world, drawing all people. Every knee will bow, every tongue confess, and all denominations will be involved!
An ecstatic seer revivalist, Tania is established in the glorious gospel of love, power and redemption. Healings, deliverance and other manifestations of Holy Spirit regularly accompany her ministry. Tania is an authentic worshiper and imparts revival fire for local and global awakening. Having a heart for the nations, she has delivered powerful prophetic words which touch the heart of social justice while abroad. At the forefront of Tania’s ministry is bringing systemic change to the nations through social policy and research. Tania has published a thesis to complete her Bachelor of Social Work (Honors) and is called to pursue higher education.