When I sought the Lord for His word for 2017, He gave me Psalm 68 with an emphasis on verse 1: “Let God arise, let His enemies be scattered…” An unprecedented, momentous and extraordinary year is about to shift into full throttle with the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States. As the anointing to be President falls upon him, a REPRIEVE (see previous word) will begin, as God moves to restrain and push back the powers of darkness. In this time, God will thrust a prepared people in the Body of Christ and in the secular world, into an hour of history prepared by God for a fresh Outpouring of His Life; this will come with a fresh release of Divine strategies and breakthroughs in innovation, medicine, technology, industry and for clean air and energy—deception will be exposed and hidden truth revealed!
Doors will open for many Christians who have known the call on their lives and have been perplexed by the wait to see its fulfillment. Many have not understood that the coming forth of their ministries was timed for the great REPRIEVE now coming on the Earth— a time set to offer the world an opportunity to recognize and receive the Living God—our King, Jesus Christ, and to gather in a great Harvest of souls as His reward. For countless souls, this will be their last opportunity, hence an urgency for an army of harvesters—laid down lovers of God—to run the race of strength set before them.
As I contemplated the words, “Let God Arise,” the Lord began to highlight some points related to this Arising! I sensed both His question and His answer of how does God arise! God showed me that He can ARISE spontaneously in the Earth, but more often than not He arises IN HIS PEOPLE! God highlighted the need right now for His people to be preparing themselves for His Arising! I recently had a demonic encounter in the middle of the night through which God began to address many issues to take note of in this new season. The first was that as He moved to take His people to higher heights, with a greater measure of the Holy Spirit, the enemy would also increase his offensive! However, He reminded me that this is the Year of Victory ordained by God and showed me that the roar of satan might be loud, as he intends to make a lot of noise and stir a lot of trouble, but that ultimately he is restrained and bound in his attempts to steal, kill and destroy! Yes, there will be great battles but we have been given the VICTORY to accomplish the purposes and the will of God! God says we are to stir up our faith to believe and the gifts given to us to accomplish our mandate! We are to fan into flames the passion He has deposited inside of us and begin to move out at His Command without fear!
This leads me to another point God was highlighting—the importance of moving out in obedience from a place of REST! Over the past season, in His mercy and great love, but also as a lesson He wants us to take note of—generally, we have with great intentions, done much, but have seen little fruit in comparison to our great expectation. God has purposefully allowed us to work hard and to do our very best for Him, yet fall short of our intended goals—all this to bring us to the day where we will be willing to lay it all down, and to enter HIS REST with great faith in Him and His power and ability to accomplish His Will! Sometimes we work so very hard because of unbelief that God would actually do as He has said He would; and as Hebrews 3:19 says, “…they could not enter because of unbelief!” Hebrews 4:4 also speaks of the SEVENTH DAY when God rested from all His works. God is now saying to His people, “Rest in Me and let Me show you what I can do in and through you! We are to cease from striving and lay down our good and even excellent intentions and LET GOD ARISE!
May God arise, may his enemies be scattered; may his foes flee before him. May you blow them away like smoke– as wax melts before the fire, may the wicked perish before God. But may the righteous be glad and rejoice before God; may they be happy and joyful. Sing to God, sing in praise of his name, extol him who rides on the clouds; rejoice before him—His name is the LORD. A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling. God sets the lonely in families, he leads out the prisoners with singing; but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land. When you, God, went out before your people, when you marched through the wilderness, the earth shook, the heavens poured down rain, before God, the One of Sinai, before God, the God of Israel. You gave abundant showers, O God; you refreshed your weary inheritance. Your people settled in it, and from your bounty, God, you provided for the poor. The Lord announces the word, and the women who proclaim it are a mighty throng: “Kings and armies flee in haste; the women at home divide the plunder. Even while you sleep among the sheep pens, the wings of my dove are sheathed with silver, its feathers with shining gold.” When the Almighty scattered the kings in the land, it was like snow fallen on Mount Zalmon. Psalm 68:1-14
This appointed 7th day Sabbath of rest coincides with this Hebrew year 5777—a day of rest for the people of God when He will take over and arise to complete His Will! In Hebrew, the number seven is Zayin and the ancient Hebrew symbol for this number has the appearance of a sword with a crown on its head. 5777 will be a year characterized by both—the clashing of swords and great battles, but also of Victory in His promise, “You crown the year with your goodness and your paths drip with abundance” (Ps. 65:11).
This will be a tremendous year for the United States of America that will affect all nations and all peoples for the better, if we so choose! God is about to ARISE over the Land of America in extraordinary ways! This year on August 21st the Great American Solar Eclipse will occur! This will be the first total eclipse in four decades and will be visible only over continental United States—it will be the first time in ninety-nine years an American Eclipse is visible from coast to coast. The Eclipse will cross 10 States beginning in Oregon and ending in North Carolina, crossing a stretch of 70 miles; the next one will be in 7 years. In a year characterized by a multitude of sevens, God is marking this incredible year of the Trump Presidency with the Great American Eclipse, where HE WILL ARISE within and through this nation to do great and marvellous things for All!
That they may know from the rising of the sun to its setting that there is none besides Me. I am the LORD, and there is no other… Isaiah 45:6
So shall they fear The name of the LORD from the west, And His glory from the rising of the sun; When the enemy comes in like a flood, The Spirit of the LORD will lift up a standard against him. Isaiah 59:19
Let us all—from every nation, continue in united prayer for the United States of America, for Donald Trump, all His administration and his Cabinet members. Pray that they will be protected, and the will of God be done in and through them for humanity!
Let us also continue to pray fervently for the peace of Jerusalem as God moves to re-establish Jerusalem—His Bride, as the Center of administrations on Earth, the Capital of the Kingdom of God, the place where He has chosen to position His Throne.
And He said to me, “Son of man, this is the place of My throne and the place of the soles of My feet, where I will dwell in the midst of the children of Israel forever. Ezekiel 43:7
The Bible speaks of a time when Israel’s blindness to Christ and the plans of God would be removed from the Jewish people and they would begin to see! The Obama administration’s decision to abstain from the U.N.’s resolution vote was satan’s last attempt to stop the new Trump administration from moving their embassy to Jerusalem—this abstention in the spirit had nothing to do with settlements—it’s all about preventing the movement of the people of God up to Jerusalem!
God has said that Jerusalem would become a heavy stone for all people, and that any who try to move it would be cut in pieces! (Zech. 12). It is extremely disappointing that while 70 nations gathered to plot against Israel in Paris, the Pope was entertaining Mahmoud Abbas to establish the opening of their first embassy within Vatican City. Donald Trump has declared that he will fight for Israel, and all God’s people must now make the decision also to fight for Israel. The Church in every nation must rise up to make a stand for Israel and unite in prayer and intercession with increased discernment as to the will of God in this historic moment. Pray that the blindness begins to be removed over Israel as GOD ARISES OVER JERUSALEM HIS PEOPLE!