Living From the Throne, From Glory & From Rest!

 

The Lord has said in His Word that we are to come boldly before His Throne! The blood of Jesus gives us full access. Nevertheless, this does not allow us to come in arrogance. We come dressed in the mantle of humility in the Royal robes of Salvation and Righteousness. Arrogance and religion have no place at the Throne. Pride does not exist in God, cannot exist in heaven, or at the Throne. God wants His Body to get clean, get dressed, and get ready to dwell in Glory, to be granted full access to the Throne room. When Joseph was summoned to go before Pharoah, he washed and put clean garments on. After the angels removed the filthy garments from Joshua the high priest, in Zechariah 3, they put clean clothes on him and a clean turban on his head. Joshua was then given charge of God’s courts and access to the Throne.

The Throne is the place of authority from where we rule and reign in Christ. It is therefore important that we learn to live from the Throne zone, and from the heart of God. With God’s heart, mind, and authority, we can rule in all situations. We become God’s Kingdom representatives. It is time to get rid of the victim mentality and begin to identify with Christ as a ruler, in His power, authority and mandate. This is our inheritance. It is important to God that we learn to occupy this ascended place!

I believe the re-release of the outpouring at Pentecost, or the 2nd Pentecost some are expecting, does not take place at Pentecost, it will come in the time of the Feast of Tabernacles—the last Feast yet to be fulfilled. What began at Pentecost is completed at Tabernacles! However, until then, God is moving toward that day in the power of the Holy Spirit, Who is taking us from Glory to greater experiences and levels of Glory, until we are overflowing with the Spirit in fulness! The Lord wants a removal of the walls and a bigger place within us from where He will break out in Glory.

“But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.” 2 Corinthians 3:18

As we behold God in His Glory, we are being transformed into His image in the same Glory! When we are pressed in life it produces within us something that has tremendous value to God! God’s intention is to move us progressively and intentionally through the pressing of the wilderness, experience to becoming a lush land that is watered with the rains of heaven. We then become the city from where the River flows out to the nations. You are that city! A ruler city constructed in the image of God!

One of the keys to becoming this city is learning to live in the rest of God. We are now approaching another Shmita year beginning on Rosh Hashanah 5782, that falls on September 7th on the Gregorian calendar. The Shmita is a sabbath year that represents a year of Rest. Every seventh year God ordained a time of rest for the land, forgiveness of debts and the release of slaves. During this time Israel was not allowed to work the land. The people therefore had to have the faith to know that God would provide for them supernaturally and trust Him for their provision.

Living in rest is a walk of faith! God said that if  Israel obeyed His commands, they would be a blessed nation—a lender and not a borrower. We want to be a people that are able to bless others, not those who have to borrow and live in debt—a people who live in the blessings of God. The Shmita was therefore a supernatural year, where God was in full control of the destiny of Hs people and of the land.

We are now heading into an appointed, very supernatural Shmita year of Divine miracles. We are presently being prepared for an extraordinary year of rest and release, where we cease from our labors and from striving, and allow God to rise to His place of Lordship in our lives. God is coming to take the wheel to direct the course of the ship. We are about to learn how to become Glory dwellers, to live in His divine Glory. God took me to 1 Kings 5:2-4 to reveal the principle of great productivity in times of rest.

And Solomon sent word to Hiram, “You know that David my father could not build a house for the name of the LORD his God because of the warfare with which his enemies surrounded him, until the LORD put them under the soles of his feet.  But now the LORD my God has given me rest on every side. There is neither adversary nor misfortune.”  1 Kings 5:2-4

There are key principles to glean from in this passage. We know that Solomon built a magnificent house for the Glory of God. Building begins when the enemy is subdued and under the soles of our feet.  We must seek the Lord for deliverance over our enemies and put our feet on their necks, as I believe God is saying that it is time to build the House of God for the harvest and for the indwelling of His manifest Presence—a House designed, built and constructed by Him according to His blueprint.

“THIS IS A WAR!”

As we have entered a season of war, in the decade ahead the Body of Christ will have to learn and understand the dichotomy of warring from a place of rest, as we build God’s House and gather in the harvest. We war from a position of rest in Him. This will become important in the days ahead, as so often we strive to do things in our own strength and with our own ideas and we produce limited fruit, we become burnt out and open ourselves to attack.  When we enter His rest, God comes along and does it in an instant and there is tremendous, bountiful fruit and victory. The Conqueror is going forward and those riding with Him follow! Jesus is a man of war, and we are in a state of war!  God took me to Luke 11 to highlight this truth to me and release understanding of the present times. Jesus said:

“Satan’s belongings are undisturbed as he stands guard over his fortress Kingdom strong and fully armed with an Arsenal of many weapons. But when one that is stronger than he comes to attack and overpower him the stronger one will empty the Arsenal in which he trusted. The Conqueror will ransack his kingdom and distribute all the spoils of victory. THIS IS A WAR, and whoever is not on my side is against me, and whoever does not gather the spoils with me will be forever scattered.” Luke 11: 21-23: TPT (emphasis mine)

God highlighted the words to me, …WHOEVER IS NOT ON MY SIDE! I saw this as a serious warning to Christians who are presently taking sides against God’s present work in the Earth—some who are even creating their own religious rules to cancel many servants of God who do not adhere to them. This is simply mimicking the spirit of the world, serving to bring the present cancel culture dynamic into the Church.  Jesus is warning and saying:

“Look to Me and  move quickly to find yourself on My side. Leaders be followers of Me, Gather with Me, build what I am building! I have need of you now!

When Jesus was about to ride into Jerusalem He called for the colt. He told His disciples to untie the colt and tell the owner, “The Lord has need of it.” Jesus is about to untie you from the restraints holding back the fullness of your destiny in Him, and will ride in on you, into the sphere assigned to you. Jesus has need of you! Are you ready to ride?

God is looking to release great Glory on a people whose time has come! In the early 1990’s I had a dream where I saw myself dressed as a glorious Bride in white. The train of the gown stretched for miles. Within the train there were flowers and gardens of every kind representing the beauty of diversity in the Bride of Christ.

I was then taken to have my hair styled; my hair was long and very curly.  My hairdresser—a prominent leader in the renewal, used a cream straightener, to very patiently straighten out the curls of my hair until it was dead straight. He then proceeded to cut my hair quite short to around the middle of my neck…and the dream ended. I did not understand this dream because I had had such a struggle with unruly curls for so many years and had recently made peace with God about it. I also knew that a woman’s hair, according to the scriptures represented Glory. I sought the Lord for years for the interpretation but did not receive any.

A Short Work to The Glory!

Many years later I was at a conference where the speaker was the hairdresser. The Lord suddenly whispered the interpretation to me. Regarding the straightening, He said, “This is my chosen vessel to prepare my Bride, to straighten out the crooked places of religion.”  He then said, regarding the Bride’s hair being cut short, “It will be a short work to the Glory!” I understood this statement to be a pun on time…that the work on the bringing the Bride to Glory, would be cut short and accomplished in accelerated time!

At that time, I was surprised because I thought that we were in the Glory, as I had never witnessed or experienced the power of God as seen during the decade of the renewal.  It seems that God has a much greater Glory yet to come! My hair was made dead straight; to me the term ‘dead straight’ was significant of flatlining.  During our lives, through the highs and the lows, God works to bring you to the flatline, that is the way of the cross and the path to Glory. God confirmed this dream to me in Isaiah 40 where He says:

 “Every valley shall be exalted and every mountain and hill brought low; The crooked places shall be made straight And the rough places smooth; The glory of the LORD shall be revealed, And all flesh shall see it together; For the mouth of the LORD has spoken.” Isaiah 40:4-5

This passage represents the work of God to bring His people to Glory. The crooked places made straight is the removal of religion and error hindering the release of Glory. There are places and people now being prepared for God’s Glory to land. These are prepared Landing cities. They are a prepared ground! They are places and people that are jealous for the Presence and faithful to guard the Presence. They are not intimidated by dissenting voices or the fear of man, rather they fear God. They have become secured places that are not moved my man, by circumstances, or by the elements.

A Glory zone is not of this earth spiritually, it occupies the heavenly realms. It is guarded and protected by God, and honored and exalted by God. They are trustworthy faithful places where a foundation has been laid for God’s Glory—a place that has learned how to live in the fire and Glory of His Presence.

The scriptures declare that the Glory of God will fill the earth as the waters covers the sea. This will begin to happen first through HIS people! He is coming in Glory to a people, before He returns to Rule in Glory. Ho and when will this happen? The Lord reminded me of this scripture.

“For this is what the LORD says: You will see neither wind nor rain, yet this valley will be filled with water…” 2 Kings3:17

“Where is Elisha?

During a recent time of intercession, I was moved by the Holy Spirit and with my face turned toward Heaven, I cried out three times, “Where is the Lord God of Elijah?” I was surprised by the intensity of the way I spoke, but was even more surprised when I heard God immediately answer, “Where is Elisha?” That stopped me in my tracks and caused me to think about Elisha. I sensed that the Lord was asking where were His servants, the ones fashioned in the spirit and character of Elisha—these are ones who get accelerated answers from God. Elisha cried out to God with that statement after he had received the double portion of Elijah’s spirit he had asked for. He saw Elijah taken up into the heavens, picked up his mantle that had fallen and struck the water with it:

“Then he took the mantle of Elijah that had fallen from him, and struck the water, and said, “Where is the LORD God of Elijah?” And when he also had struck the water, it was divided this way and that; and Elisha crossed over.”  2 Kings 2:14

When Elisha was called by Elijah to follow him, he left everything to serve him faithfully, as the disciples did with Jesus. Elisha was also not easily offended. In the last days before Elijah was taken, he admonished Elisha four times not to continue following him—Elisha refused to leave and stayed with him to the end. Elisha’s hunger for God was evident by his boldness to ask for a double portion of Elijah’s spirit; he persevered until the end and received what he had asked for.

God is looking for His Elishas in this hour who will be characterized by the greater works of Christ and of Elijah. Saints who are not easily offended when things are not going their way, or the going gets tough. These are the sons who will now pay the price and rise to the occasion of the divine appointment for this hour. The Lord is looking for those who will give everything to follow Him wherever may He lead.  In this critical season we must be positioned securely wherever the Lord would have us and go wherever He sends us. God may be asking many to relocate to new regions and cities. When making these important decisions remember that to be in the center of God’s will is always the safest and most secure place to be.

Leave Babylon!

I believe there is a spiritual movement God is presently orchestrating to reposition and relocate large portions of people is safe places and cities of refuge in preparation for what is coming on the cities that are erupting in turmoil. The Lord declared in Luke 17 that days would once again come on the Earth characterized by the days of Noah and the days of Lot.

“And as it was in the days of Noah, so it will be also in the days of the Son of Man: They ate, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. Likewise as it was also in the days of Lot: They ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built; but on the day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all.” Luke 17:26-29

Genesis 6 tells us that the Earth in the days of Noah was corrupt in God’s sight and full of violence, “God saw how corrupt the earth had become, for all the people on earth had corrupted their ways” (Genesis 6:11-12).  It is important to step back and look at things in context to understand the flow of the movements of God and the trajectory of the progression of evil, as with each diabolic milestone the enemy merely regroups, rebuilds, and returns wiser and stronger than before.

There are times where God must do a course correction in the downward slide the world periodically takes as iniquity has its way. In the twentieth Century we saw God do this approximately every 40 years.  At the beginning of the 1900’s the corruption in the Earth led the world on a course toward WWI initiated by Germany. Nevertheless, God moved to bring victory on 11/11/11.  There was tremendous joy and celebration as the world heaved a great sigh of relief. The downward slide however, resumed, falling to its lowest levels of gross evil under Adolf Hitler that exploded into WWII—again initiated by Germany. During this period God raised up a man for the hour—Winston Churchill sounded the trumpet and with the Allied nations paved the way to victory in 1945.

After the shock and trauma of this ferocious war where fifty million people died, the weary world began to heal, nevertheless the world quickly entered a state known as the Cold War. In the 1980’s God again moved to bring relief and raised up a man for the hour. In 1987 Ronald Reagan boldly released the anointed decree to Mr. Gorbochov to “…tear down this wall.” The world once again breathed a sigh of relief when as communist governments were replaced, the walls across Europe simultaneously began to come down, including the notable Berlin Wall. There was great jubilation, and a period of joy and peace came upon the Earth. Yet, even as everyone was talking about peace, peace, the storms clouds began to gather once again. Evil never gives up!

It is also notable that during the times surrounding both world wars that significant shifts began to take place with Israel and the Jewish people. After close to two thousand years, in the period before and during WWI there began an Aliyah of Jewish people making their way home. That trickle became a flood After WWII, as persecuted Jews of Europe went home to initiate the rebirth of the nation of Israel in 1948.

With WWI, WWII and one Cold War behind us I believe God is now giving warnings that the world is once again approaching a time of trouble. America is Spiritually vulnerable on its Eastern and on its western fronts and the northern and southern borders. There may be light at the end of the tunnel, but to get there, we will need strong persevering intercession during a period of turmoil.

The system characterized by Babylon in the Bible is about to suffer a great fall. Babylon represents the world systems as shown in the book of Revelation and reflects the great pride and arrogance of man rooted in Satan—the prince of pride. The Lord has uttered the decree in His Word that pride goes before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall (Prov. 16:18). The day always comes, even if it is long in coming, when God rises to judge sin and the pride of man.

“After these things I saw another angel coming down from heaven, having great authority, and the earth was illuminated with his glory. And he cried mightily with a loud voice, saying, “Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and has become a dwelling place of demons, a prison for every foul spirit, and a cage for every unclean and hated bird! For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich through the abundance of her luxury.” Revelation 18:1-3

Since 1945, in the aftermath of WWII, evil men continued their plot for world Dominion. In this present day, Satan’s diabolic intentions for a world order under his rule, is once again creeping over the planet as dark forces regroup to plot their return to power. In 2020 they moved into action in a resurgence to ultimately seize world power. Using Covid-19 as cover to implement their evil plan, they launched their strategies all over the Globe, crafted by the mandate of the World Economic Forum whose founder is the German born Klaus Schwab.  His recent book that spells it out is Covid-19: The Great Reset.

For the purposes of the New World Order, governments have strategically used emergency powers to hijack the world. With these powers they have locked in control over populations through lockdowns and mandatory mask wearing.   Forced vaccinations and vaccination passports to buy and sell is where we are headed, as the Media, Hollywood Stars, leaders of corporations and Social Media, have all strangely joined push to have the entire world vaccinated. The world is once again teetering on the edge of the abyss as diabolical people taste power.

During a time of sitting before the Lord I began to suddenly sense a burden in my spirit for the people of America, especially the states on the east and on the west coasts.  I began to think of New York and the movie Escape from New York. I began to think of California and the many prophetic warnings it has received over time. There is presently a great repositioning and movement of large portions of the population taking place, especially in New York and California. Hundreds of thousands of people have left these states and liberal cities, to relocate in Florida, Texas, and conservative states.  What is happening? There may be a spiritual calling out underway and time for many to leave these cities.

Unless God has positioned you in these places where crime is escalating and controls over the people are increasing, you should prayerfully consider leaving.  However, these liberal cities may be your assignment from the Lord, and if that is so God will keep you and watch over His purposes in you for that city. There you must stand and hold the ground He gives you without fear! A Spirit of faith will come upon you to stay and hold your ground. 

For others, God has Glory Zones of Light that the Harvest is being drawn to, with assignments to disciple these ones. These are protected zones that could even be a neighborhood. As I pondered these things, I heard the Lord say I was to read Micah. I began to read through the book when I came upon chapter 6:10:

Arise and depart, for this is not the rest [which was promised to the righteous in Canaan], because of uncleanness that works destruction, even a sharp and grievous destruction.” Micah 2:10

“And I heard another voice from heaven saying, “Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues.” Revelation 18:4

God is raising up His Elishas for this hour who fearlessly follow wherever He leads.  He is preparing to release Elijah’s mantle upon a generation prepared in fire to run a race of fire—an Elijah generation who go before the Lord’s Presence. I have spent days pondering Elisha’s life, and one morning opened a daily devotional I have been using by Robert Henderson and read:

Elisha knew that it was time for him to receive the mantle of Elijah. Therefore, he would not allow anything to distract him or cause him to delay in following Elijah. The result was the receiving of the mantle that allowed him to make history (2 Kings 2:13, Henderson, Robert. 365 Prayers and Activations for Entering the Courts of Heaven (p. 76). Destiny Image, Inc.).

It is now time for an appointed generation to receive the mantle of Elijah and move out to become history makers. God is asking: “Where are my devoted Elisha’s who are ready to receive Elijah’s mantle and become the generation that does great exploits in my name as he did?” Are you one?