THE COMING MOVE OF HUMILITY
By Edwin Christiaan | June 22, 2020
After 14 years of traveling with our ministry, The Institute of Love Ministries International, throughout the USA, Europe, and the Caribbean, God called us to go to the city of Toronto, Canada. He revealed to us that He is going to ignite a “Move of Humility” in the streets of downtown Toronto, that ultimately will spread throughout other cities around the world.
This is the word the Lord gave us concerning the city of Toronto:
“My children, says the Lord, come back to Me, and I will heal your hearts. I will give you shepherds after My own heart, who will guide you into a “Move of Humility,” giving you My knowledge and understanding. Yes, I would love to treat you as My own children. I look forward to you calling Me Father. The hard ground has been plowed. The time has come. Many will say, I hear a cry, like that of a woman in labor, the groans of a woman giving birth. In that day, the streets of Downtown Toronto will be known for My love. All nations will come there to honor Me. Yes, we’re coming, the people say, for the Lord Jesus Christ is our God!”
As God was revealing this word to us, He began speaking to us about how the Church in general has no power; how it has become utterly ineffective! Many Christians have identical lives to those of the World! The unconditional, humble, loving, and giving attitude of Jesus Christ is not being seen in the Church today.
Rather, the Church has been busy dominating and controlling the people, guilt tripping them with false teachings, obligating them to pay tithes, and fleecing them out of their money. The Church is charging for everything; conferences, bible schools, worship seminars, even food and coffee! In church environments steeped in religion and tradition, many continue to struggle financially as well as with their physical health, believing false prophesies that never come to pass. Leaders are busy praising and celebrating themselves with much boasting and fanfare. Instead of building up the people, the church is busy building their own empires. Churches have very little real impact on their local communities, let alone society in general.
The Church is supposed to represent Jesus Christ like the first church did in the Bible book of Acts. They were humble, devoted, and they shared everything they had with each other. No one had lack! And because of this Christlike attitude, they enjoyed the goodwill of the people around them, and many were getting saved on a daily basis. Everyone was amazed by the many genuine miracles and wonders they were seeing, performed by the apostles.
This upcoming “Move of Humility” is about the church going back to the model of the first church, where, led by true shepherds of God, the people lovingly serve one another and give to the poor and the needy!
And all the believers met together in one place and shared everything they had. They sold their property and possessions and shared the money with those in need. They worshiped together at the Temple each day, met in homes for the Lord’s Supper, and shared their meals with great joy and generosity— all the while praising God and enjoying the goodwill of all the people. And each day the Lord added to their fellowship those who were being saved. Acts 2:44-47 NLT32
All the believers were united in heart and mind. And they felt that what they owned was not their own, so they shared everything they had. The apostles testified powerfully to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and God’s great blessing was upon them all. There were no needy people among them, because those who owned land or houses would sell them and bring the money to the apostles to give to those in need. Acts 4:32-35 NLT
This is the same model the apostle Paul used to teach the Corinthian Church:Give in proportion to what you have. Whatever you give is acceptable if you give it eagerly. And give according to what you have, not what you don’t have. Of course, I don’t mean your giving should make life easy for others and hard for yourselves. I only mean that there should be some equality. Right now you have plenty and can help those who are in need. Later, they will have plenty and can share with you when you need it. In this way, things will be equal. 2. Corinthians 8:11-14 NLT
You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. “For God loves a person who gives cheerfully.” And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others. As the Scriptures say, “They share freely and give generously to the poor. Their good deeds will be remembered forever.” 2. Corinthians 9:7-9 NLT
God wants to restore His body, His Church, whom He has chosen to represent His Son Jesus Christ in attitude on this earth!
For God knew His people in advance, and He chose them to become like His Son! Romans 8:29 NLT
That is why the Bible teaches us, the Church;
Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too. You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had. Though He was God, He did not think of equality with God as something to cling to. Instead, He gave up His divine privileges; He took the humble position of a slave and was born as a human being. When He appeared in human form, He humbled Himself in obedience to God and died a criminal’s death on a cross. Philippians 2:3-8 NLT
As the Church humble herself before God, it will now have the power to effectively resist the devil, who must and will flee. The Church will experience God’s favor, victory, and breakthroughs in every area!
Therefore He says: “God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. James 4:6-7 NKJV
LETTER ABOUT THE MOVE OF HUMILITY 7 WEEKS IN
By Sophia Christiaan | March 15, 2020
Last Thursday was our seventh prophetic meeting since our arrival in Canada! We are so blessed to see what God is doing, and we would like to thank you for being part of the “MOVE OF HUMILITY.”
As we have shared with you, the Lord Jesus Christ has laid a message upon our hearts about how He will be moving by His Spirit in downtown Toronto by way of His people walking in humility.
Humility is the key to everything God is doing to change people’s lives and hearts. James 4:7 says we must submit to God, resist the devil, and then he will flee.
Many have prayed and labored without much result, because they have forgotten that humbling themselves before the Lord gives them the power to resist the devil and have victory over evil.
He has promised to restore brokenness, heal hearts, and show His great love to many who are hurting, but it must be administered through vessels who do not seek their own fame and importance, and who are not serving in ministry for monetary or selfish gain.
This is not a move of leader’s and ministry names being propped up, but a move where Jesus’ nature will be seen in the lives of God’s chosen children; their love and humility; their kindness and generosity. This walk will shine the bright light of Jesus to the world, and many will be saved by seeing the love we have for one another and the world.
Prophet Edwin Christiaan shares his vision for the MOVE OF HUMILITY and new ministry downtown Toronto, Canada
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WORD FOR DOWNTOWN TORONTO
By Edwin Christiaan | February 24, 2020
My children, says the Lord, come back to Me, and I will heal your hearts. I will give you shepherds after My own heart, who will guide you into a move of humility, knowledge, and understanding. Yes, I would love to treat you as My own children. I look forward to you calling Me Father. The hard ground has been plowed. The time has come. Many will say, I hear a cry, like that of a woman in labor, the groans of a woman giving birth. In that day, the streets of Downtown Toronto will be known for My love. All nations will come there to honor Me. Yes, we’re coming, the people say, for the Lord Jesus Christ is our God!
A MOVE OF HUMILITY COMING
By Edwin Christiaan | April 1, 2019
God revealed to me that there is a move coming for His church that will greatly focus on humility, weakness and sacrifice, instead of prioritizing triumph, power and the boasting of success.
This ‘Move of Humility’ will be a bright shining light for this dark world to see God’s love among His people in action!
The opposite of humility is pride, which is rampant in the body of Christ.
The Bible says that, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” James 4:6 NLT
The apostle Paul testified after receiving wonderful supernatural revelations from God the following,
“So to keep me from becoming proud, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger from Satan to torment me and keep me from becoming proud. Three different times I begged the Lord to take it away. Each time he said, My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.
So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. That’s why I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” 2 Corinthians 12:7-10 NLT
At the other hand, the Bible also says that if we humble ourselves before God we have the assurance that when we resist the devil, he will flee from us. Period! (See James 4:7)
Because of this upcoming ‘Move of Humility,’ the Church will have the same attitude as her Savior Jesus Christ, of whom the scriptures say,
“Though He was God, He did not think of equality with God as something to cling to. Instead, He gave up His divine privileges; He took the humble position of a slave and was born as a human being. When He appeared in human form, He humbled Himself in obedience to God and died a criminal’s death on a cross.
Therefore, God elevated Him to the place of highest honor and gave Him the name above all other names, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue declare that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” Philippians 2:6-11 NLT
As we follow the humility example of Jesus, God the Father will also lift us up in honor as is written,
“Humble yourselves before the Lord, and He will lift you up in honor.” James 4:10 NLT
In Conclusion, here is how the Word explains how to be truly humble:
“Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too.” Philippians 2:3-4 NLT