"Houses of Worship" - Prophetic Word - Transcript, with Notes
On 10 June 2022 Emma Stark gave the following prophetic word about houses of worship that will carry the weighty glory of God. You can listen to a recording of the word on Emma’s Facebook page. The video is also embedded below.
Spontaneous Prophetic Word
Fremont, California – 10th June 2022
The following pages contain a transcript of Emma Stark’s prophetic word on ‘houses of worship’, given in Fremont , CA on 10th June 2022.
To help you weigh, test and respond to this word, we have included some explanatory/interpretive comments in the footnotes. We only see in part and prophesy in part. We therefore urge you to pray and seek the Holy Spirit to help you understand, interpret and apply this prophecy.
The paragraph on the first page that mentions houses of prayer, healing, miracles, and prophecy has already generated a lot of discussion since the word was first published on social media. Therefore, in addition to the footnotes, we offer the following clarifying comment:
David and I love prayer, healing, miracles, and prophecy and the houses that have pioneered and specialised in these ministries, especially in recent decades. We deeply honour and thank God for those who serve and have served in these houses. We ourselves have led or served in such places over the years. We still do!
We believe that prayer, healing, miracles and prophecy must not cease in the body of Christ! In fact, they must increase! The term ‘house of prayer’ is completely Biblical and is found in Isaiah 56:7, and is referred to by Jesus (see this helpful article from IHOPKC). We affirm the work of house of prayer organisations all over the world!
It is our interpretation of this prophetic word that God is not criticising or condemning the work of houses of prayer (or the other ministries mentioned). On the contrary, in the prophetic word the Lord specifically thanks His servants for these places.
So, for clarity: this word is NOT about not praying or in any way demeaning the importance of prayer and those places that are specifically called to pray. The focus of the word is very clearly on something else – houses of worship – and the new wine structures where, as the word goes on to say, “ …from that place will come the words, the healings, the miracles, the deliverances, the community transformation. It is from the house of worship that I will birth the next move of what I am doing in the earth…” Prayer will be fundamental in this, of course!
When houses of prayer were pioneered on the earth following prophetic words, such as in the 1990-2000s, it did not mean the end of local churches, teaching ministries, worship and so on. Similarly, to take this word as a word to end prayer, miracles, healing and prophetic ministries would be probably stretching it beyond its meaning.
Finally, at the end, when Emma is commenting on the word she has given, she urges us to not sow into places that are old wineskins or partnered with the political spirit. For the avoidance of doubt, please seek the Lord carefully and prayerfully before stopping your generous support of established ministries and ministers. Do not do this in haste and do not be quick to assume or judge what is an old or new wineskin. Please continue to support those faithful Levites who have prayed without ceasing for you, your family, your city and your nation!
The word can be listened to in full online at https://fb.watch/dD8B24geco/
Together for His Kingdom,
Emma and David Stark, Glasgow, Scotland, 13 June 2022
I’m hearing the Lord release a strategy – an international strategy for the hosting of His glory and His presence.
And the Lord says this, “Have I not told you in my Scriptures that I am heavy?” He says, “Have I not described myself to you as the weighty God, who carries kavod (which is the Old Testament word for glory, but it means [heavy] weight)?” And the Spirit of the Lord says this:
“My eyes have been wandering to and fro across the earth, looking for a house that can bear my heaviness. I am struggling to find a building that I can sit in and not destroy it by my size.
What you have done in your nights of worship, and what you have done in your Sunday services, have only been able to hold the partial weight of who I am. They no longer satisfy you and they no longer satisfy me. For I want to be Emmanuel, the God who is with my people.
And the Lord says, “Oh! It is the day of my ‘glory weight’. It is the day of my seatedness in the midst of my people. But He says, “I have already told you, there is only one way that we build the throne. I told you that it was in worship and praise that a throne got built for me to sit in.”
And the Lord says, “Thank you for the houses of prayer!” But He says, “It is no longer their day”. He says, “Thank you for the healing rooms, and the miracle clinics, but they will no longer hold me”. He says, “Thank you for the prophetic centres, but know in this new season [that] my glory will come on the Levites in the house of worship.”
And the Spirit of the Lord says, “I am lassoing into place an international coalition of Levites who [will be] in every continent [so that] there will be houses of worship where I can sit. This is the day of the commissioning of the international houses of worship, and the gathering, the anointing, and the appointing of their leadership team in the earth – and of those who will populate the song and the sound”.
I am watching the globe, and I am watching it spin, and I am seeing where in the world (like little red lights) there are houses of worship. And the Lord says, “If you will give a sacrifice of worship around the clock to me, you will come into a level of my glory that you have not even begun to dream is possible, for all you know to ask me is, “Do it again”….
…[because] all you know to [ask] now is for a revival that you understand because you’ve read about it in history.” The Lord says, “I will not do that again. So stop asking me for it. You are praying in error by asking for a revival of the old. What I want to do is sit with glory, like I have never been able to do before on the earth in your history. And from that place… AND FROM THAT PLACE… will come the words, the healings, the miracles, the deliverances, the community transformation. It is from the house of worship that I will birth the next move of what I am doing in the earth.”
“These are your instructions. Build me a house of worship! Build me a house of worship!”, says the Lord.
And the Lord says, “Do you now see why there was such a fight over worship? Do you now see why you prophesied ‘new sound’, but you could never access it? Do you see that this was always the contention area – and satan knew it – because this is where I have chosen – and how I have chosen – to bring my throne.”
And the Lord says: “Musicians!” He says, “Musicians!” (I am watching those of low skill suddenly get this appetite for practice, and suddenly get a skilled “musicianary” capability. And those with expertise already [will also] get a sound and a fresh anointing. And the Lord says, “Oh worship leaders! The previous season capped you. You could see there was more but it was like glass above your heads. This day, as I release the instruction, the glass above you shatters – and you now know what you must build me.
I will have the European sound, and I will have the African sound, and I will have the Latin American sound. I will have the Asian sound, I will have the Antipodean sound. I will have the sound of the Arctic, and the sound of the people of Greenland – and Iceland. The Lord says, “Oh Reykjavik, from you there will be such a sound from the North, and Oh Cape Town, there will be such a sound from the South!”
And, “Oh America!”, He says, “I will burn your musicians first. I will rescue some from a franchise model, that a sound may come forth. And He says to your First Nations people, “There is an anointing of sound on you that was lost for hundreds of years, and the sound of the First Nations will come back into the limelight, and you will break the ground open for plantings of signs and wonders in this nation”, says the Lord.
And the Lord says, “Cairo, Cairo, Cairo! No longer will you be a place known for the pyramids, but you will be known for building me a house of worship. And these houses of worship will light up the grid and be joined up. And I will put my angels to fly between the houses of worship, and there will be a sharing – where one house breaks through, all the houses will break through together, for I will unify the houses of worship, and they will be a remnant army in the earth.
And they will share what they preach, and they will share their best practices, for I will have them not competitive, but I will have them rise, and I will have them rise!
And I will put worship apostles back in the earth”, says the Lord. “It is the anointing of the ‘apostles of worship’.” The Lord says this: “You thought that apostles just preached. You SHUT DOWN the apostolic grace from your musicians, you shut down the prophetic grace from your musicians.” And the Lord says right now, “I make apostolic and prophetic worship leaders. I am putting together apostolic and prophetic worship leaders, and they will be prophetically-apostolic and apostolically-prophetic.
They will lead, and they will LEAD, AND THEY WILL LEAD! And they will lead in the nations of the earth.” “Lagos”, God says, “Nigeria. Even in Lagos, there will be a sound that comes forth.”
And the Lord says, “I will not put these houses of worship in obvious places in America.”
[Emma comments]: Do you know what I’m most grieved about? I’ve not seen before that we’ve ripped the apostolic off worship leaders. So therefore they never had sound strategy, they just had sound. We did that to them. That is a sin.
So we bless you worship leaders to be apostolic. We bless you to be the sent ones with strategies of sound. You’re going to have strategies of sound. You’re going to have building grace, because apostles have building grace. You’re going to know what it is to build ‘sound mountains’ – ‘worship sound mountains’ in the earth. I don’t even know what that is but the Lord says that there are going to be ‘worship sound mountains’ in the earth that rise above all the other mountains. And the sound that comes from apostolic worship leaders will be a sign that many will flock to – to find Jesus.
Then the Lord says this, “Kanye West is a small first fruit”. The Lord says, “What satan gave to the Beatles, I will give the holy version to the apostolic worship leaders.”
Emma then comments…
You can feel the absolute ending of something right now and that we have a divine birthing moment of God in the earth right now. I have never heard the Lord give an international strategy for a movement of His glory like that before.
Now my prophetic hunch would be that a lot of you, in the years to come, will have significant relocations and job changes because it’s going to take an absolute army to manhouses of worship.
So I’m going to give you homework to process, “What is my portion in that?” and, “Where do I need to be if God says that is the strategy for His glory?”
You don’t just hear a word like that and say, “Oh isn’t that lovely!” No! You ask, “And what do I do in light of that? And where do I need to be – and what does that mean for my life?”
That means that you cannot expect the glory of God in one-off services – in any full way. If He says that we have reached the ceiling of what Friday night services and Sunday services can do, we need to stop pushing that as the destination of the Presence.
[From 15:20 to 23:20 there are prophetic words/songs from the platform worship team]
From 23:20 Emma wraps up with some summary comments (not a prophetic word)…
So we take a moment to acknowledge that personally a lot is going to change – [for example] – where you live, what’s in your diary/schedule/calendar, even the call of God on your life is shifting gears.
For those of you in the low gears, slowly pottering along, there is a gear of stewarding glory which will require such significant changes. It’s the kind of Scripture that we are touching into like, “I will leave my Father’s house”, which is the concept of, “I will leave everything that has held me; I will leave everything that I’m familiar with; I will leave even the safety of that and I will take a leap, knowing that your call for your glory and your fame, Lord, is worth it all.”
Don’t you dare hear this and not change something. And I don’t mean, “I’m going to pray for 15 minutes per day” and then feel good! I mean asking, “Where am I going to live?” I mean asking, “How am I going to spend all my time?” I mean, “Where am I now going to sacrifice my finances?”
Simon Braker, one of the lead prophets in Britain, who works with me on the British Isles Council of Prophets core leadership team, had a word recently where he said, “You must not give your money anymore into old wine skins. You must not give your money anymore into churches and ministries that have a partnership with the political spirit. Because if you do, you will lose God’s favour just as they will lose their favour.”
It’s a serious realignment.
(Sometimes if you’re not going to act, it’s almost better that you weren’t in the room because then you don’t know that you’re being disobedient! But if you hear and do nothing, you can bring yourself under a judgement of God for your disobedience. God judges you according to your revelation, that’s very clear in Scripture. There is a whole dialogue in Scripture about how much worse it is for those who have heard and then turned away. (Which is why you need to be very sure you want a prophet in your life!) )