In December 1977 Ron McKenzie of Dunedin received the following prophecy.
We are nearing a time of great spiritual battle. At
present God is preparing a Commando Army which can
fight and win under tough conditions with few
resources. Then He will drop a bomb which will almost
destroy the enemy army and will shatter the
conventional forces in God’s army.
He will then send in the Commando Army which
because of it’s training has been unharmed by the
bomb. It will defeat the shattered enemy army. It will
treat the injured, and reorganise, re-equip and rejuvinate
the shattered forces of God’s conventional army. The result
will be a mighty victory for God.
The Commando Army is a small group in the church
which God is calling into strict discipleship. They will
reject the things of the world and live solely on what
God provides. Their joy in poverty will be a witness to
the world. They will be MIGHTY WARRIORS IN PRAYER. They
will experience the POWER OF GOD, being able to minister
to all people in all situations. Their sole motivation
will be the love of Christ.
When this Army is ready God will drop the bomb on
New Zealand. It will be an economic depression on a
scale which New Zealand has not seen before. It will
make the depression of the 1930’s look mild. God will
shake the nation. It will have two effects.
Firstly – it will shatter the church. The church has
become a peacetime army unaware that an intense battle
is raging. The people have been blinded by wealth and
have become so satiated that they have sunk into
apathy. They have taken a wordly attitude into the
church and run it like a business, paying their fees and
letting the minister do the work. They have become so
wordly that they no longer provide a witness to the
world. Under economic depression these people will be
totally shattered. They found their security in wealth
and now they will have none. They found their
happiness in material goods and now they will have
none. They run the church with money so it will grind
to a halt. It will be a judgement on the church. The
world forces will also be shattered. Satan has used the
lure of money and material wealth to hold the people
outside the church captive and the crash will mean that
his hold is broken. Thus, we will have a situation where
the church is ready for renewal and the nation is ready
At this point God will send in His Commando Army.
Because it’s members have learned to live without the
things of the world they will not be touched by the
depression. They will minister to the church and preach
to the nation. The people of the church will be
shattered out of their complacency. They will see that
their old lives lacked meaning and purpose. They will
be looking desperately for something else which is
meaningful and fulfilling and the lifestyle of God’s
special forces will be an attractive alternative. There
will be a great renewal in the church, as people repent
and turn back to God. Many will be ministered to and
discover a wonderful new life in the Spirit through
Christ. Thus God’s glory will return to the church.
At the same time the Commando Army will go throughout
the nation preaching the gospel. The people will be
looking for a new meaning to life and will be ready to
receive the gospel. Thus as a result of a great move of
the Spirit many people will be added to the church.
The depression will not come for a short while. There
are a number of reasons for this:
- God has only just begun to prepare His Commando
Army. They still have a lot of training to do.
- These events will come when people are not
expecting them. At the moment everyone is talking
about depression. But things will improve, giving people
a new hope, then just when the trouble appears to be
past the crash will come.
- These events will be a judgement on both the church
and the nation, and when God judges He always warns
first. And before the crash can come, God must warn
the church and the nation.
Although these events are a little way away they are
inevitable. At present God is calling up His Commando
Army, but He is only calling for volunteers. Thus it is
a time of decision. If we join it will be costly but it
will save much heartbreak later. If we choose to join we
must become WARRIORS OF GOD. We must become POWERFUL IN
PRAYER. We must learn to MOVE IN THE POWER OF THE SPIRIT,
we must lay aside all the things of the world which would
encumber us. We must learn to live solely for the LOVE OF
GOD. It will be costly, but Oh.. how great is the prize…
A Nation brought back to God..!