A Sword Poised to Strike!

Over these past months the words I have received from the Lord, I have seen through the lens of the season of war we have now entered. The Lord is highlighting the need to courageously address present realities that necessitates having a righteous army prepared for the challenges of the battles we will face …that we may become an overcoming army that attains to victory in the Lord.  Offering platitudes that give a false sense that all is well, I believe would not be helpful to anyone right now. In seeking the Lord regarding the contrast between the revelations given of glory, power, and authority on one hand, with discipline on the other, I sensed the Lord saying, “I want you to see and understand both sides of the sword that is poised to strike.” Over many days, I have been hearing in my spirit the words overthrow, overthrow, I knew this was in Ezekiel 21 where a few things began to jump out to me:

 “Son of man, prophesy and say, ‘Thus says the LORD!’ Say: ‘A sword, a sword is sharpened and also polished! V. 9

The word of the LORD came to me: “Son of man, mark out two roads for the sword of the king of Babylon to take, both starting from the same country…  For the king of Babylon will stop at the fork in the road, at the junction of the two roads, to seek an omen: He will cast lots with arrows, he will consult his idols…” V.19,21 (this is divination)

“Overthrown, overthrown, I will make it overthrown! It shall be no longer,until He comes whose right it is, And I will give itto Him.” V. 27

Most of the words that I write are didactic in nature, as my desire is to always bring foundation, scope and understanding to the revelations given. This is the understanding I received: Ezekiel chapter 21 is a depiction of the present state of the house of God and discipline is decreed.  The Bible does declare that judgment begins at the house of God, nonetheless, there has been much repentance taking place and God has heard the cries of the intercessors, and victory is assured! Even so, there is a cleansing coming to the House of God, through the judgment brought on the world by the king of Babylon that is heading our way! He is at the fork in the road using divination and is conspiring with those in agreement with him.

Chapter 21 was the fate determined for the land of Israel and the people of God. Israel had come to a time in their history when rebellion and sin had overtaken the land and the House of God, as it now has in ours—where saints are calling what is evil good, and what is good evil! With great longsuffering and patience God had given much time for repentance and a change of heart. Chapter 22:26-30 revealed the condition of God’s House.

“Her priests have violated My law and profaned My holy things; they have not distinguished between the holy and unholy, nor have they made knownthe difference between the unclean and the clean; and they have hidden their eyes from My Sabbaths, so that I am profaned among them. Her princes in her midst are like wolves tearing the prey, to shed blood, to destroy people, and to get dishonest gain… verse 20 continues:

So I sought for a man among them who would make a wall, and stand in the gap before Me on behalf of the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found no one.

God is looking for men and women, who reject rebellion and resisting His ways; those who can stand on behalf of the land and His House that He should not destroy it—as He says in His Word rebellion is witchcraft, and we cannot fight witchcraft in the same spirit (1 Sam. 15:23). God is presently looking for holy negotiators who carry His heart as Moses did, who will reason with Him why He should not do this.  He is looking for those who have power at His Throne to advocate on behalf of the land.  He is looking for those willing to lay down their lives, to war on behalf of the people and the land. He is looking for those who will come boldly behind the veil to reason with Him! History is calling for those who will move the heart of God and turn the tide. This is a critical time of history when creation is groaning for the sons of God to arise to their call! Who will answer the call?

To Overthrow or Be Overthrown!

In the United States, there are those who have plotted and established a commission to enact the 25th amendment to remove a sitting president. Because this legislation was previously prepared, I believe their intention was to use it on Donald Trump after He contracted the Coronavirus—not understanding that God would raise him up in four days, stronger than before! It then suddenly dawned on me that I had been hearing the words overthrow, overthrow for four or five days prior to this announcement on the news. The word overthrow is a revelation from God of how high the stakes are, and that we are not to take any of it lightly.

Overthrow means: To bring about the downfall, destruction, or ending of, especially by force or concerted action: a plot to overthrow the government (Free Dictionary)

I also discovered that the word overthrow also means a coup!

Coups d’état; is an ousting, overthrow, takeover, it is the removal of an existing government from power, usually through violent means. (Wikipedia)

It has also been factually revealed that the democrats have been holding war games, devising various plots for every possible scenario of the election. Their ultimate aim is to overthrow Donald Trump in this election, at all costs!  As a Canadian, some may be wondering why I am so focused on Donald Trump, American politics and the elections. It is extremely important for Christians of all nations to understand that America is the stronghold the dragon must take down in order to take control of the world. America is the centre of the battle, and Donald Trump is the man standing in the way of their unfolding plan for world dominion. A group called the Disruption Project has issued a manifesto calling for violence whether Donald Trump wins or not.  As the President and Commander in Chief of the battle, Trump is empowered and protected by God, is backed by heaven, and needs to now be undergirded in prayer by the intercession of the saints worldwide.

It is important to now have Kingdom perspective! The saints are being called to face off a demonic force that is presently flexing its muscles and rising in power and strength, supported by the agreement of the world. For many decades since WWII, these forces have been waiting for a generation to pass, for the moment to make their move. Their target is Donald Trump, and the people of God. Their agenda is to take down lawful governments and the old order, and through chaos, establish Global governance in the Earth. During this volatile time, we must pray, fight and resist their efforts. However, first and foremost, we must trust God in the way He chooses to work, and not be discouraged by what we may witness (Please see my last word).

Jesus made the statement that the Gates of Hell would not prevail over His Ekklesia (Matt. 16:18).  The word prevail means to triumph or have victory over another, therefore, Jesus’ promise to us is that the enemy would not and even could not, triumph and have victory over the determined will of God.  The Church of God, endowed with His strength and His power, was created to withstand and to prevail over the enemies of God.  Yet, the word of God also declares that false prophets and false christs would deceive, if possible, even the elect (Matt. 24:24). It also reveals in the Book of Daniel that the beast making war with the saints, was prevailing against them (Dan. 7:21). Is this a contradiction? The question that arises is, do we want to prevail or be prevailed against, to overthrow or be overthrown. What will it be?

Under Authority!

Let’s dig into what it means for the saints to prevail, to triumph, and to be triumphant warriors? I believe it means far more than just showing up, even though that is good, or fighting in our own will and strength!  As the spirit of lawlessness and rebellion roams the streets of our cities, it searches out and finds our weaknesses, and will easily entrap the independent and the rebellious in heart. There is something to say for those who, when faced with tribulation or dire circumstances make the choice to stand together as one, supporting each another and their leaders. In unity of Spirit they face off the enemy and ward off trouble. It is in union as a Body, that we win the battles and have power to overcome.

In a time when it is so critical to know and be moving in our God given authority, many still don’t understand the need to be under authority, in order to be moving in authority. Many love to be in authority over others, but struggle with the idea of being submitted to another.  Until this dynamic is tested in relationships, some remain blinded to the fact that they actually resist leadership.

The people of God have found themselves in a conundrum since the introduction of the Coronavirus. Because of this virus everyone was placed in a state of lockdown during the first few months of its spread, with some still in various stages of lock down in many states and countries.  God used this time for good on many fronts: to awaken His people from slumber, to draw us closer to Himself, and to extend the Church’s influence Globally through technology. However, the enemy has used the situation primarily to separate us from each other, to divide us on issues, and to remove us from functioning as a body with the guidance of our leaders. The enemy fully understands that it is only in unity that we stand as a force, having the impact to breakthrough and overcome!  An army functions in order and in lines of authority. With faith and a humility that impressed Jesus, the centurion fully understood this principle as himself a Leader in the army! He said:

“Lord, don’t trouble yourself, for I do not deserve to have you come under my roof. That is why I did not even consider myself worthy to come to you. But say the word, and my servant will be healed. For I myself am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. I tell this one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and that one, ‘Come,’ and he comes. I say to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.” When Jesus heard this, he was amazed at him, and turning to the crowd following him, he said, “I tell you, I have not found such great faith even in Israel.” Luke 7:6-9

Go Up & Possess!

F.B. Meyer once said: “The Land was Israel’s by deed, but Israel had to go up and possess it!” We have entered a season of war, a time to go to war for the land! It is also time for us to wake up to the reality of the dimension of extreme demonic warfare we are being called to and take our place without fear!  It is a time that calls for and will see miracles, as the supernatural power of God is released to turn the tide.

The saints of God are all together facing the greatest battle of the ages. As I said in my last word, “Brace Yourselves!” what is coming down the pike may be so potent, that we need to be quickly transformed into unshakeable pillars of the faith. This will require choosing the place of consecration, of obedience to be under authority, and to be in union with our local spiritual family and leaders. These are the ones we reach out to in times of need and trouble. God puts us in families to take care of each other. I believe in this time, God is admonishing us to stay connected to our spiritual families, and if you don’t have one, find one quickly and get built in and submitted.

It is important for leaders to find a way to become unified as a Body, and to work together. The overthrow can go either way depending on the stance that we choose to take! I personally believe we will press through and breakthrough, but it will not be without a fight!  Donald Trump is a great example to the Body of Christ of prospering under persecution—this, because God is on the throne, He is supernatural, powerful and mighty to save!

We must fight the fear that wants to paralyze and cause panic! God believes in you! He picked you for this moment. History is counting on you to take the place reserved for you. This is the watch we have been assigned to and Christ is the Captain of the armies leading us into battle. Let us rise up now in faith and join Him in the overthrow of the enemies of God!

Revelation 19:12-16: “Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on himwascalled Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war. His eyes were like a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns. He had a name written that no one knew except Himself. He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God. And the armies in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, followed Him on white horses.  Now out of His mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it He should strike the nations. And He Himself will rule them with a rod of iron. He Himself treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.  And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.”

Brace Yourselves!

I would like to preface this word that comes as a warning, by saying that God is powerfully at work to bring forth something marvellous in the world! The darkness and the chaos are not the end of it and the devil does not have the last say; he is limited in what he can do even though it may appear that he has free reign right now.  Daniel said in chapter 7:25, that the devil’s intention is to change times and laws, however it is God alone who controls times and seasons. Daniel 2:20-22 says:

“Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever; wisdom and power are his. He changes times and seasons; he deposes kings and raises up others. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning. He reveals deep and hidden things; he knows what lies in darkness, and light dwells with him.:

Over these Feast days we are presently in, beginning withRosh Hashanah, there has been much activity in the spiritual realms setting the stage for the beginning of a significant Move of God. Over Rosh Hashanah Ruth Bader Ginsberg died; seven days prior to her death, the Lord asked one of His prophetic voices Munday Martin to pray for her. Over the following weekend marked by Yom Kippur, Donald Trump appoints Amy Coney Barret to fill her vacant seat, then as we approached the weekend of the Feast of Tabernacles, Donald Trump tests positive for the Coronavirus.  What does this all mean?  It means God has arisen with the intent to scatter His enemies. It means He is moving and arising now to answer the prayers of the saints.

In the aftermath of Donald Trump’s positive test, the Lord began to show me certain things that would now be coming into play as a result. First, God is amplifying the distinction between darkness and light; this is evidenced in the rising level of the ugly demonic hatred targeting the President of the United States, revealed in the words of all those who wish him death. The evil in the heart of man is bubbling up to the surface and being revealed for all to see. The line between good and evil is becoming more distinct with each passing day.

Our Words Matter

The second thing God highlighted was that there are consequences to the words being spoken. The scriptures tell us that by our words we will be justified and by our words we will be condemned. God’s Word and His precepts function as laws in the universe and cannot be revoked by man, and when activated, come with consequences. Galatians 6:7 declares: “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; forwhatevera man sows, that he will also reap.”

Whatevergood or evil, a man sows he shall reap—this is an established law of God. It also says in Matthew 7:2 that in the same measure you mete out judgment, it will be measured back to you. Knowing and understanding the truth of this Word, in 2016, prior to the election, after the tapes were revealed, I became deeply concerned by the amount of people who were angrily judging Donald Trump. I was concerned because I knew that those who judged him would reap the consequences of the exposure of sins in their own lives. Shortly after, that is exactly what happened, as numerous senators, government leaders, Hollywood celebrities and prominent people began to be exposed for sexual sin and the MeToo movement began. The consequence of this continues to this day, as every type of sexual sin is being exposed and even resulting in numerous arrests.

Even so, I am presently even more concerned as so many have used their voices to wish harm and even death on the President of the United States, blind to the fact that this is an open invitation for oppressing demons to now begin to bring sickness and death into many lives. With their own mouths they are summoning the spirit of death.To help counteract this, it is now important for the Church to stand in the gap, release forgiveness, cry out for mercy and repent on behalf of these people.

God Will Get The Glory!

In regard to President Trump positive test, and the upcoming election, God has used it for good on many front’s, one is to endear him to the hearts of the people, He is also removing the administration’s strength to bring forth a victory.  A win for the Trump administration will not be seen as a result of brilliant strategy, energy, charisma or personality. When Donald Trump wins, God will receive all the Glory, as it will be seen as a miraculous win; no one will be able to understand or point to anything that brought it about.

When Gideon was going to war against the much stronger Midianites, God reduced their army from 22,000 to 300 men, thereby removing the possibility for Israel to boast and say, their own strength had done it! God is ensuring that that victory will be seen as only from Him. The world will see God move to bless and they will fear, as it says in psalm 67:7, “God shall bless us, and all the ends of the earth shall fear Him.”  

In the same way, God has determined that there will be victory in the elections, that the Body of Christ will begin to cross over with mighty signs and wonders, and He alone will be lifted up and Glorified before all.

“Lift your rods and shout” God says, “As this battle belongs to Me and I alone will be exalted. Donald Trump has served My purposes and My will and he is My son, but I am taking over to bring forth My will, as it will not be by might nor by power, or by any natural strength or charisma, but victory will be by My Spirit alone. I alone will be exalted in the earth.”

The Bad Roots Must be Removed!

God has great things prepared for His people and the world for this decade, but before it can be released, He must remove the bad roots. God highlighted this in a memory of an incident with my son Jesse when he was just two years old. One day I noticed a sore on his thigh that then turned into an ugly boil. I was told to put heat on it, and that would work to draw out the infection and bring it to a head. When the day came where it appeared that it was ready to burst, I prepared to extract the infection.  As a mother I was very nervous as I knew it would be a very painful procedure. I took a deep breath and pressed to get the infected pus out. He immediately began to scream and looked at me with horror.  I felt so terrible but had to press again to make sure everything was out, I then cleaned and bandaged it.

I then heard The Lord say: “Pain is coming!” Just as the human body must expel all toxins, bacteria and infection to remain healthy, this principal works in every sphere, and also in the spiritual Body of Christ—the hidden infection must be uncovered and removed. I heard the Lord say: “The signs of the deep infection that exists in the world, and even My Body is being exposed! The current conditions seen in the rebellion, the lawlessness, ugly violence and deep-rooted anger, are all evidence of this putrid oozing of the defiled infection of darkness.

We are presently observing this eruption over all the Earth, on our streets and in dishonest governments—the corruption of darkness has surfaced. Things hidden for ages are coming under the rays of God’s sunlight. The devil’s agenda is being exposed for all to see. The things that have been simmering underground, under the surface, have been erupting in the earth. God is doing this! He is bringing things to a head and drawing the defilement from hiddenness to the surface. I believe God is now saying, it will be purged, He is about to bring the needed pressure to extract the infection. God began to highlight Isaiah chapter 28 to me.

In verse 15 God speaks to the evil. “You boast, “We have entered into a covenant with death, with the realm of the dead we have made an agreement. When an overwhelming scourge sweeps by, it cannot touch us, for we have made a lie our refuge and falsehood our hiding place.”

However God has a plan and He says in verse 16: “So this is what the Sovereign LORD says: “See, I lay a stone in Zion, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone for a sure foundation; the one who relies on it will never be stricken with panic.”

God is saying to us, “Do not fear the pain, it must come. It must come because I love you. It must come because if it is not removed, it will destroy you. For you have answered My Word to humble yourselves, to pray and seek My face, that I may heal your land, and I am moving to answer this prayer. In order to bring the healing, I must first remove the infection. I am applying the heat and drawing out the impurity, causing the infection to erupt, in order that I may cleanse and heal the wound. Never forget My Love for you! Trust that My ways are higher and that they work!

Isaiah 28:17-19, He says to the enemy: “I will make justice the measuring line and righteousness the plumb line; hail will sweep away your refuge, the lie, and water will overflow your hiding place. Your covenant with death will be annulled; your agreement with the realm of the dead will not stand. When the overwhelming scourge sweeps by, you will be beaten down by it. As often as it comes it will carry you away; morning after morning, by day and by night, it will sweep through.”

After the infection is removed, health and healing will come. God is moving to set the stage for a new era of healing to the planet, that will come as the Holy Spirit sweeps the defilement away, ushering in a season of marvel and delight. Some pain will come! Jesus endured the pain for the Joy that was set before Him!  The Harvest is the reward of His suffering, and our delight must be to first know Him in His suffering, and then in the power of His resurrection that releases the Harvest. The people of God will be entering a season of resurrection power with the passing of this Feast of Tabernacles. This is the time, in the midst of turmoil for the Body of Christ to arise in strength and courage, and shine in the darkness.

We will see God move in mighty ways to set things in order as He is now moving to do in the Supreme court.  We must trust God, rather than cower in fear; Take hold of His hand and join Him in His great work! He is moving across the Earth to apply the necessary heat to draw out the infection. When heat is applied to an infection it draws out the antibodies that fight the infection, in the spirit, this is the work of the intercessors who gather to fight the infection in His power and will, to declare and decree His Word! If the pressure to remove the infection is applied too early, it will spread the infection and make things dangerously worse.  This principle is clear in the parable of the wheat and tares, the timing to remove the tares was important so as not to harm the wheat. So, it is important to trust God with the timing to apply the pressure, the cleansing and the healing, He is doing an unusual work in the earth.

Isaiah 28:21 “The LORD will rise up as he did at Mount Perazim, he will rouse himself as in the Valley of Gibeon—to do his work, his strange work, and perform his task, his alien (unusual) task.”

The Lord is saying to us: “What you see is My strange and unusual work that will bring in the Harvest and will usher in a season of healing, refreshing and strength. I am doing this unusual work in My House and in the land. Brace yourselves and be prepared for what will come, what must come My people, when the scourge passes over.”

In regard to the dream he had, I did hear a Pastor make the statement, Brace yourself, Brace yourself, and wasn’t sure if I was being influenced by hearing that until I heard God say to check the definition of the word. The word brace means: to press your body firmly against something to stay balanced or standing; to prepare for something difficult or unpleasant; to be strong and courageous.

To be strong and courageous is the admonition given to Joshua by God six times, to prepare him for the war to take the Promised Land! During these troubling times, if we press against Jesus and lean in on our Beloved, we will stand strong in Him through anything that may come! After the turmoil, the storms will settle, ushering in a new day.

This principle can also be seen at the Passover when God told His people to stay in their homes until the spirit of death had passed over!  In Isaiah 26:20 God told His people to go in their rooms until the judgment had passed, “Go, my people, enter your rooms and shut the doors behind you; hide yourselves for a little while until his wrath has passed by.’

I also heard God make the statement, “Get ready as things were coming down the pike!” I was troubled about bringing this word as I did not want people to fear, especially when they serve such a mighty God, I also wanted to be sure that it was God. Again, I heard Him say check the definition of the phrase, as I realized that I did not really know what it meant and didn’t even know what a pike was.

I found that “Pike” is short for turnpike and the phrase refers metaphorically to something coming from further along the road. (Merriam Webster) It carries the image of something getting bigger as it moves toward us; something going to happen sometime soon.

I will close with Isaiah 28:5-6 which says, “In that day the LORD Almighty will be a glorious crown, a beautiful wreath for the remnant of his people. He will be a spirit of justice to the one who sits in judgment, a source of strength to those who turn back the battle at the gate.”

If you are prone to fear, please don’t be afraid! We serve an awesome wonderful and great God and Father who watches over us through all things!