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'THE RETURN OF THE HOSPITAL CHURCH!' Nate & Christy Johnston


Since we crossed over into 2024 I have noticed a massive shift in my dreams from the Lord. 


One of the common themes I keep dreaming about is healing and deliverance, but in every dream, it’s not just happening individually but in masse. 


It’s become quite common for me to dream where I am seeing people encountering freedom and deliverance on such a scale and level of power and glory that I will wake up feeling it still lingering. It’s captured my heart. The longing and desire of Jesus to see His people truly free. I feel it in my bones: we are crossing over. 


We have bound the church for too long. The pews have been places where sickness has thrived and we have normalized issues that Jesus healed people from in the Bible. 


We have celebrated dysfunctions, mental illness, and given the enemy our high places instead of casting out the snake, defying Jezebel, and calling out strongmen for what they are. They have sat at our tables for too long, poisoning pulpits, compromising the bride, killing marriages, and raising prodigals. 


We have band-aided what has plagued us instead of driven it out with the power of the spirit. 


We have been sick with nowhere to go and no doctors, nurses, or healers to lead us to wholeness. 


But yes, those days are over. We are crossing over. 


TURN OFF THE ENTERTAINMENT


Recently in a dream, I heard the Lord say “My church shall be a hospital for the sick again, and no longer the concert”


This shook me deeply and broke me realising the current state of the church where we have become more about entertainment, performance worship, big screens and smoke machines, celebrity speakers, cleverly crafted motivational messages, and emotionally charged atmospheres.


They give you goosebumps and those moments of temporary emotionalism but are often void of the presence of God and His power to save, heal, and transform the broken. 


People come because they are deeply broken and they leave…still broken. 


Instead, they got a show and a self-help bandaid that lasted days if not hours. 


That’s not hope. That’s not the gospel. That’s not Jesus. That’s another Jesus. 


That's not evangelism if no one is being changed. That’s not prophecy if it’s enabling dysfunction. 


We need the power of the spirit again in our churches not gimmicks. 


We need true connection and community, not a false sense of belonging in exchange for our 10 percent. 


We have been going to concerts all along and have been paying the price of admission.  


But no longer, because the concert days are coming to an end and the days of the hospital church are coming back again.  


THE TOUCH OF HIS HEM


And I hear the cry of the world and the church in bondage;


“If I could just experience peace!”


“If I could just be freed of this pain!”


“If I could just get rid of this addiction!”


“If I could just silence the tormenting voices!”


“If I could just be WHOLE!”


And right now there is a longing rising like a deep groan. 


It’s a birth pang resounding in the earth of a people craving true freedom - the kind that only Jesus can bring. 


It’s the cry of humanity like the woman with the issue of blood, desperate to be free. 


That’s why people flocked to Jesus. They were bound and he made them free. 


He didn’t give them a spiritualised theatre performance and then let them stay oppressed. 


He set the oppressed free. 


Jesus was so focused on delivering the oppressed that He would go out of his way to do it. 


The woman at the well in Samaria was not on Jesus’ intended path but He changed His route just to MAKE HER WHOLE.


And right now He is doing the same thing to the church: changing our route to set as many free as possible. 


We are detouring away from the powerless self-help, inspirational quote Christianity and merging back onto the road of raw power and deliverance. 


And to those who think I am saying that creativity and the arts are wrong. Please listen to what the Holy Spirit is saying. 


The arts are worship and are powerful and necessary if they are coupled with the power of the spirit, but on their own, they are a feast in a prison cell. 


WE CAN’T PLAY SAFE


It’s time to break the ceilings of man we have placed over our churches. 


They have desensitised us to the miracles, signs, and wonders that are meant to be commonplace. 


It has weakened our confidence in the blood of Jesus.


It has reduced the power of the gospel down to goosebumps during worship and that’s a mockery to the spotless lamb that was slain.


Pastors and leaders, you can’t play it safe anymore! 


Bring in the bound! Bring in those facing impossibilities that only Jesus can fix! 


Repent for your lack of faith and being double-minded. 


Ask God to remind you again of His mighty power and exploits. Then by faith, open your doors and call for the sick and oppressed and watch what God does I dare you. 


IT’S COMING BACK!


4 months before Jeff Jansen passed away he called me out of the blue with a word. 


“Nate you are going to see the anointing of A.A Allen break out again around you. Get ready because what has been lost is being restored!”


I believe this. In fact, it’s been happening more frequently and unexpectedly.


It’s been stirring me deeply and breaking any desire to be safe and enjoy a tidy meeting anymore. 


We need the messy meetings again, where the holy spirit is moving in such a way that there isn’t a still person in the room. 


It’s where you have one section experiencing the joy of the lord, laughing uncontrollably as the Holy Spirit breaks off years of deep-seated depression and oppression. 


It’s where you have another section going into visions, encountering the glory of God and being irreparably changed. 


It’s where people begin manifesting without hands even being laid on because strongmen who have been there for decades suddenly get evicted in the weight of the glory in the room. 


It’s where God touches the minds of those who have been mentally bound and in moments coming into peace and their right minds again.  


It’s where the worst failures in human standards get baptised in fire and step into a new beginning. 


It’s where addicts hand over their drugs and pipes.


It’s where we begin to see the dead raised normalized again. 


The blind seeing. 


The deaf hearing. 


And the mantle of Jesus, Isaiah 61 falls upon the church again, and we experience the GREATER WORKS Jesus said we would do. 


That’s the hospital church, and it’s coming back. 


“The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor.He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners,

to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion—to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning. and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair.They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor. They will rebuild the ancient ruins and restore the places long devastated, they will renew the ruined cities that have been devastated for generations. Strangers will shepherd your flocks; foreigners will work your fields and vineyards. And you will be called priests of the Lord, you will be named ministers of our God. You will feed on the wealth of nations and in their riches you will boast. Instead of your shame you will receive a double portion, and instead of disgrace you will rejoice in your inheritance. And so you will inherit a double portion in your land, and everlasting joy will be yours” - Isaiah 61:1-7



RECEIVE THE POWER


Now for those reading this who are experiencing impossibilities and this word felt like both an uncomfortable confrontation and a soothing balm, please read this last part. 


Jesus wants you healed and whole. 


Hope deferred has sunken into the church like a slow-releasing poison.  


It’s the result of years of the enemy delaying breakthroughs and seeing sickness thrive instead of decrease, financial issues abounding, dreams being smashed on the rocks of disappointment, mental wars flourishing, and demonic strongholds getting stronger. 


The narrative the enemy has wanted you to believe is that you are powerless and God has no interest in setting you free. 


Right now break that lie! Lay your frustration, and hope deferred down. Shake off the lies of the enemy! 


Let me pray over you. Jesus, according to your word SET THEM FREE!


Every demonic spirit oppressing them GO in Jesus' name! 


Every strongman of sickness and infirmity GO in Jesus' name! 


Every assignment of lack leaves now in Jesus' name! 


Jesus make them WHOLE in the mighty name of Jesus! 


Now mantle them with power from in high again, and raise your end-time church as the surgeons and healers you called us to be.


“But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost comes upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth” - Acts 1:8

Nate and Christy Johnston

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