It is the beginning of wisdom. It is also what was imparted when John Mulinde spoke recently at IHOP-KC (archived message 3/1). It was a last minute staff meeting which was quite shaking. It’s so good to have the fear of the Lord, to catapult you into letting go of worldly things and secret sin. But you can’t let it put you in condemnation, if you are sincerely repentant, Jesus loves you as much as the Father loves Him (John 15:9). You can pray to experience that Love.
Now what is interesting about this encounter John had was that the Lord quoted 1 Cor 6: 9 Know all of you not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, 10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortionists, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
and then said if He brought the bride home now He wouldn’t be able to take John. John has since repented of envy, lust (heart adultery), and self promotion (in ministry). If this is you repent now and walk in the Spirit and pray Scriptures to stay in the Spirit, not in the lust of the flesh (Gal 5).
I do not take this as the Lord condoning the false pre-trib rapture doctrine as He said ‘if’ I took my church home now, implying IF it was time, or after the time of tribulation. For quite clearly in matt 24:29 Jesus said ‘Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: 30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. 31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
He also said that the shaking that is coming is much sooner than we thought. Remember Hag 2:7 And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations (Jesus) shall come.
Zeph 2:3 Seek all of you the Lord, all you meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be all of you shall be hidden (protected) in the day of the Lord’s anger (end-times).
You can’t base theology on someone else’s prophetic experiences but it is something to study out and seek the Lord with prayer and fasting for understanding on.