This is a prophetic word for not only April, Passover and Easter 2020 but something that we can all hold on to for the years to come.
So, at the beginning of this pandemic in the US (around February 2020), I said to the Lord what is this all about? He said only one statement …
This is a Dress Rehearsal
Hmmm, so I had to unpack what that actually means. If this whole Coronavirus situation is just a dress rehearsal then what does that mean for us? The church that is.
Definition of dress rehearsal
1 : a full rehearsal (as of a play) in costume and with stage properties shortly before the first performance
2 : a practice exercise for something to come : dry run
Because this is pandemic, the dress rehearsal was for all of us. This prophetic word is for everyone, including me.
Imagine a wedding, the day before the big event all the necessary participants get together and they do a dry run. They have to practice for when the real event happens.
I have some good news for you and some bad news….
The Good News is ….this is a test and you get to practice, perfect what you missed, and get ready of the big day.
The Bad New is….this isn’t the real event. Brace yourself, it’s going to get worse. Which is why God is giving you time to get it together.
The dry run. The dress rehearsal to see how prepared you are.
You may want to take some notes here, write down your honest response to these questions. Also, Read this with your spiritual ears open
What happens in a dress rehearsal?
1. We stand in the spot where we should be in the actual event. Where are you suppose to be right now? I’m talking about destiny and purpose in the earth. Are you there?
2. We evaluate if where we are standing makes sense for the actual event. If we are not in the right spot we switch things around until we find where we should actually be standing. Get in the right spot. There is going to be a massive shifting of the body of Christ at the end of all of this. A lot of you won’t be going back to the job you had before, the church you attended before, etc. There’s going to be a lot of movement that comes out of this. You need to be flexible.
3. We practice the lines that we are suppose to say if we have a speaking part in the wedding. All the theology degrees and the scripture memorization means absolutely nothing if you just know it in theory. You are being tested on whether or not you can apply what you know. God is saying….Show me! Do you actually have faith? Why are you so afraid, I thought you knew the scriptures? What you know in your head needs to come out in your actions. This dress rehearsal is exposing if we can actually walk out what we know in our heads.
4. It’s a practice run, so you are not actually clothe in the outfit you’re supposed to be wearing on the day of. So, what are you wearing? When people are around you can they tell that you are in the wedding party with Jesus or do you look and act exactly like a crazy people running around?
5. All the kinks get worked out in a dress rehearsal so that it goes smoothly on the day of the event. In our mind we can think we know something but we may find out during the rehearsal that what we thought was going to work and what actually works are 2 different things. Dress Rehearsal exposes what works and what does not.
6. At the end of the rehearsal there is usually a rehearsal dinner for all the participants where we celebrate and rejoice for the big day which happens tomorrow. Now you may be wondering why in the world would I celebrate this? Let me give you some perspective…
God in His grace knew most of us cannot handle what is heading our way so He had to give us a practice run so that we could see where we are. Evaluate yourself. How are you handling all of this?
You never know how you are going to handle a situation until you are actually in it.
It is our time to get ready.
Revelation 19:7-9 New Living Translation (NLT)
Let us be glad and rejoice,
and let us give honor to him.
For the time has come for the wedding feast of the Lamb,
and his bride has prepared herself.
She has been given the finest of pure white linen to wear.”
For the fine linen represents the good deeds of God’s holy people.
And the angel said to me, “Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding feast of the Lamb.” And he added, “These are true words that come from God.”
The Bride of Christ, makes herself ready! She is prepared.
My spirit discerns that this whole thing is a simple Pass/Fail. Imagine you take a test and you got some of it wrong, in this scenario you can evaluate yourself (repent) and get the right answers/mindset/attitude and get yourself ready for the real event.
The Lord has not told me when this will end. Some of the prophetic voices have said it will be Passover. Others have said longer. I haven’t asked the Lord because I have only one thought…
The WORSE thing that we could ever do is to go back to exactly what we were doing in church before this all started. That would be a BIG MISTAKE.
Think about it. That would be like saying this had to do with everyone else but me. But, this can’t be true. It’s a pandemic so it involved all of us.
1 John 1:8-10 New King James Version (NKJV)
If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us.
My prayer is that we all glean what God wants us to glean individually through this. That we take responsibility for where we have fallen down as a church and repent. That when we get back to meeting together we come back CHANGED. That our pastors and leaders realize this is a wake up call and if we don’t change course then we are not going to make it when the real event happens.
How much time do we have before the real event? I don’t know. But I believe God is giving us a window of grace to individually
get it right. That’s what I believe. You are in a period of grace to get it right. If you are reading this, you’ve been given grace. If you have not received Jesus as your Lord and Savior, you have a grace period in which to do so. This thing may just slow down to come back even stronger. Or we may have a few months in between. Or a few years. Who knows? What I know is, I’m looking at the church and I’m seeing that we have a lot of work to do.
What is missing is the acknowledgment that we may have missed the mark as a church and we need to repent for the misdirection and ask the Lord to set us on the right path.
Which is why I believe if this goes away right now we would go back to doing exactly what we were doing before. And that would be the real tragedy.
Help! I’m having a meltdown
So what do you do when you are having a meltdown? When you feel out of control?
This dress rehearsal is revealing all of our vices. Some of us are coming out 50 pounds heavier, alcoholic, drug user, picking up smoking again, all kinds of addictions and bad habits are being revisited. And others, closer to God than they have ever been.
We draw for the things we find comforting when we are stressed out. This is another reason why He brought us into this place. So we can see what we do when we are under pressure.
How are you treating your children? How are you treating your spouse? There’s no escaping these realities.
This exposes what is at our core and that’s what He wants us to see.
In every area where you failed you just need to repent and ask the Lord to teach you how to be better. What are the steps you need to take to improve in that area. Don’t wait till after this has passed. Do it now.
You know last August when I was writing the 2020 prophetic word, I could hear in the spirit people saying things like “I don’t even know who to believe anymore”, “this person is saying this and this one is saying that”, “they both seem right”, “I’m confused” Yes, I could hear the voices of different people saying these things and the Lord said to me “They need to hear Me for themselves”. Back then, I thought it had to do with false prophets. In this environment, I’m realizing it probably had to do with what’s going on now.
1 Corinthians 10:23-24 New King James Version (NKJV)
All things are lawful for me, but not all things are helpful; all things are lawful for me, but not all things edify. Let no one seek his own, but each one the other’s well-being.
It doesn’t matter what laws are passed that allow us to meet, or not to meet. What is important is that we do what the Lord is telling us to do as individuals. You’ll have churches that meet and people are going to get sick and die, it has already happened. Others will meet and that won’t happen.
Who is right and who is wrong is irrelevant in this climate. I tell you what is important, what is God saying to YOU. Because this is now a life or death situation that can affect not just you but your family and your loved ones. That is why you need to hear HIM for yourself. Now is the time to cultivate that intimate relationship with the Lord.
Be ready for big changes. What is the Lord saying to you? What does dress rehearsal mean to you?
12 thoughts on “Prophetic Word – Dress Rehearsal”
Thank you for this word and indeed all for this year in particular. I know this may seem as a late response but I had to come back to it again. As has been mentioned God in His live has granted us this opportunity to get our houses in order trim our lamp and count the cost. I fully agree that this is a dress rehearsal for the enemy is raging as God has provided time and for those that have eyes to see a glimpse of what’s coming. This is phase one and already many Christians are blindly accepting the rhetoric wholesale. God said there is coming a time when no man has to teach us because He will write His laws upon our hearts and minds ; this time away from the establishment with guidance like this gives us and opportunity to wake up and sit at Jesus feet so that we can work while it is day. The church must be shaken too many of us are asleep…let us continue and watch unto prayer so that we are ready and appropriately dress for the Bridegroom coming 🙌
WOW! as I begin to reflex and digest this awesome word, first I thank God because warning comes before destruction, for God to love us so and so much to correct our sinful behavior is a wonderful blessing it self. this powerful word grip my heart and glued to my spirit, it was sharper than being cut with a two edge sword. my spirit cried out father God please forgive us as a church, a whole as we get it together before your next move. this year I had plan to retire from the school after 25 years and I had no plan concerning my next assignment. I also wanted to take a small job at this time because we are not working but the holy spirit has been pulling for me to get on my face and pray and that’s were I were this morning before I read this word from you guys in prayer.
I am grateful for a loving father to put us back in our places and correct our behavior, like we do our children. I am so thankful for this ministry because it proclaim God mouth… his truth and not sugar coating it just for a offering. keep telling us the naked truth. I pray that Leaders, of all will wake up and not go back to our old ways of having church and teach the people to seek after the father heart and not the people pocket.
wake up church!
Beloved MoP, this will be my first time commenting here, but I am led to do this. I have been following the prophetic messages and putting them into practise over the years, God continue to grace you and the team.
1. We are indeed going through a dress rehersal.
2. The Church corporately have unfortunately mistaken the fruit of the Spirit for membership
3. John 15:16 is quite clear about the Lord Jesus’ command. To go and bring forth fruit, not fruits. The fruit is love in verse 17 of the same chapter.
4. The Lord Jesus has granted temporal church gathering suspension in this time, so that we can get back to focus on the knowledge of the truth (2 Timothy 3:7). That one thing you need in marriage!
5. I pray that as you mentioned, after dress rehersal we will not go back to gather multitude of men as fruits and bear many other things not required for the marriage.
Holy Spirit, help us.
Thank you MOP for this prophetic message…i’m blessed!
Deep sigh* Dress Rehearsal? This is not the main thing, it’s just a prep start for many other turbulence that the world is going to face towards the coming of Our Lord Jesus Christ, but as the Church, we are the one that will usher in the coming of the Master, for He is coming for a beautifully adorned, prepared and glorious church. These are the days spoken of by the Prophets in Scriptures and by the Lord Jesus Himself, the end time global harvest is here. The Master needs the Church to be able to turn the world back to Him in their millions through the final end time revival move, but how can the church be able to do this, if it’s not equipped and ready to do so. It’s a time of global repentance, that will lead to global revival that will usher in the coming of the Lord. As Christians, we all have a role, purpose, destiny and responsibility to do to ensure that God’s agenda is achieved. Question is, How ready are we for this end time revival move of the Holy Spirit. May we not be found wanting in Jesus Name (amen). O What a time to live? Blessed be God the Father, Who hath called Us into the kingdom at a time such as this….Revelation 3:17-22. Thanks. God’s Blessings.
I must say Wow in Awe this word has ministered to me in a deep way I felt dry spiritually and during this lockdown from the virus I am getting back into the place where my relationship with the father is become alive again…Whew Dress Rehearsal…Very True Word in these times..I thank you Father for forgiving me where I failed and helping me to be better and do better In Jesus name Amen!!
Thank you so much, indeed this is a now word for me and I thank God for the reality of this dress rehearsal because it has woken me up from slumber. Amen!
You are right on about how this unprecedented worldwide event is giving the “church” (us) a chance to draw near to the Lord. And, yes, repentance is what He wants from us. If we don’t use this time to get things right, in His mercy, we will keep being sent back to the drawing board until we do. However, like with the Israelites in the wilderness, this won’t go on forever, and we could end up getting “benched,” because we won’t be as useful to the Lord as He needs us to be. What satan and evil men meant for evil, the Lord is using to get this bride ready. Get oil in our lamps. The other thing is that He wants to learn to listen to His voice for guidance, because we could be called to be on our own later – for His purposes – to help bring in the End Time harvest! Cooperate to develop the Fruit of the Spirit to wipe out our character deficit. Repent, repent, repent. Love others with the Father’s love; thank Jesus every day for His salvation. Commit your families to Him, and continue in a prayerful mode with humility. Think Joshua, Deborah, Esther, Paul, John the Baptist, Mary Magdalene, Daniel, so many examples. Shalom!
Amen, Amen and Amen! Beautifully said Diana. Thank you for sharing. Especially loved this…”The other thing is that He wants us to learn to listen to His voice for guidance, because we could be called to be on our own later – for His purposes – to help bring in the End Time harvest! Cooperate to develop the Fruit of the Spirit to wipe out our character deficit.”
A few weeks ago I had a dream where my friends and I were preparing for a football match,I kept on trying out clothes looking for the perfect outfit…Now I know what it meant,thank you for sharing this word.
Thanks a lot for this now Word.God bless you. It’s indeed a time of Greater intimacy with theLord and am trusting the Lord to perfect my communication with him that I may k ow him more and unpack all he shows and speaks. Hallelujah
Truly indeed this is a time to evaluate one’s standing with God .it reminds me of
Rev 7:9-17. All of us should have in mind a need to work at cleaning our robes (deeds, actions and ways of life) in the blood of Jesus,so as to have a clean standing before God always, which is not a one time event. People adore work and leisure more than God in there lives , even though there is nothing wrong when they are done with God in view,they (deeds and actions) need not take the center stage in one’s life. This pandemic is disapproving such way of life, even if one has much materialy it reaches a time that all become valueless only one’s relationship with God, that counts now and forever , even if one happens to die .It is a window of opportunity for one to search for the kingdom of God . But Jesus mentioned in luke 17:21 that it is, in our midst,and Paul reminded that it is not eating and drinking, but righteousness…..so when one seeks righteousness by minding the relationship with the Lord we enter into the kingdom of God and gotten ready for the big day which should be a concern for all. shalom shalom.