I get sent some very interesting pieces sometimes, and this was sent to me today to offer some corroboration for my judgement and my advocacy.
Each of us has to ask the Holy Spirit for the gift of discernment and weigh these matters in His light and Presence.
Simon Braker, School of the Spirit, Leicester. 19 Sep 17
This is not a word I give lightly; we need to pray!!
At Capstone Church last night the Lord took me into a vision.
I saw in front of me a beautiful old English oak tree; its trunk was wide and its roots spread all over the nations.
As I looked, I could see the branches of one side of this tree reached up to the sky.
But on the other side, I saw a large old branch; it was old and thick but I could see it was bending towards the ground. Then I saw that many brambles were reaching up from the ground and pulling it down. This continued for some time until I heard an almighty crack!
I then looked and saw this beautiful old oak had been split in half; the old branch was now fully on the ground and, quickly, bramble grew round the branch. As this happened the branch grew black and died, yet because of all the bramble it looked like it had many leaves. But it was not the tree branch that lived, it was the brambles and thorns that did.
As a looked, I saw the other half of this old tree struggled to live for a short time, but then out of the break, new fresh branches began to grow, with fresh new leaves.
I asked the Lord the meaning of the vision. He said:
“The tree you see is the Church of England. It has spread and flourished across the earth and many of its branches reach up to me.
The old branch you saw is a branch that has become more and more entangled with this world and its fallen and perverted ways; in its desire to reach out and be understood, it has become compromised and entangled and pulled down. This will continue until there is a fracture; at this point a whole section of the church will fully fall away into the world. On the surface it will appear to be alive, but its life will be death.
What’s left will be shaken and for a short time it will struggle to live, but then out of the break new life shall come forth.”
Simon Braker is the founder of School of the Prophetic, Leicester. Simon operates in the office of a Prophet and has been actively involved in equipping and raising up prophetic ministers both in the UK and overseas for over 20 years.
Simon is part of the senior leadership of Holy Trinity Church, Leicester.
Posted 19th September