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