I once saw a movie called Behind Enemy Lines that God used to give me insight into the heart of a true general and the heart of the Father. In it, a soldier has left behind enemy lines with only a walkie-talkie to communicate with his Captain on the other side. He was relying on the directions of His Captain to direct his steps and get him home safely. The captain was very firm with him sometimes very harsh. The other men who were with the captain were upset with the harsh way he was treating this soldier. There was a pregnant pause for me when the captain rebuked them and explained that it was his job to get this soldier home alive, that he could not afford to let him fall into a place of self-pity or weakness with soft words. He needed him to be razor-sharp, to be a soldier.
We are living behind enemy lines right now; this world is not our home and God knows His people have to become an army and very courageous soldiers in this decade of war. He will get us through, keep us safe, and direct our steps when we listen to Him. God is showing me that He needs an army this hour that is of a high caliber.
God is now raising up a people of courage and strength for an unprecedented season of history. They are a fierce army with eyes fixed on their Master. They are locked and loaded and ready to go. They have wisdom and an understanding of the dynamics of the era in which we live. They are trained and they know what they ought to do, like Issachar. They are a Holy and righteous people. They are the mature sons of God of Romans 8, they are the Man Child of Revelation 12 that the dragon has tried to devour and has failed. They will stand in the Glory of God and do exploits in His Name in this hour. They will move in supernatural power, and in signs and wonders. They are pure in heart and will see God! The Lord has given me some prophetic insights for 2023 that I would like to share with such an army—one that is not looking to be appeased.
THE BLACK HORSE & THE HORSEMEN
In early December I woke in the middle of the night and as random thoughts were swirling around in my mind, a word penetrated as if from behind my thoughts, and like an arrow, it pushed through to the front. I then heard the words, a measure of wheat sold for a denarius. That got my attention because I knew it was from the book of Revelation. So, in the morning as I went to read it, God directed me to a particular Bible that was not my usual one. It was a commentary, Bible. When I opened it, it opened exactly to the page marked Revelations 6.
“When He opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, “Come and see.” So I looked, and behold, a black horse, and he who sat on it had a pair of scales in his hand. And I heard a voice in the midst of the four living creatures saying, “A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius; and do not harm the oil and the wine.” Revelations 6:5-6
As I began to ponder this, I heard the Lord say to read the commentary on the verse which said: The Black Horse represents ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL DYSFUNCTION indicated by scales used in commerce. Rampant inflation is shown by the cost of the staples of life. Since that time I have heard a few prophecies about this, which was a confirmation. Recession has also been on the news a lot lately. So, I believe we should be prepared if God is giving a warning.
I decided to look at the first two horses that went before. The first horse was the white horse, and the rider was given a crown. There has been great debate about this rider whether it is Satan or Jesus. As I asked the Lord about this, he showed me that this white horse that conquers and is given a crown is a demonic principality of deception. I then saw that this decade began with an unprecedented massive cloud of deception that descended over the planet like a blanket. A certain professor recently said, “…it is unquestionably the largest and most sophisticated propaganda operation in all history.”
This horseman comes as an angel disguised as light. Deception comes first to prepare the ground, to get the world on board with the coming agenda. The prince of Deception came riding in, in all forms of media, in politics, medicine, medical faculty, all social media, in business through mega-corporations, in churches, in every nation, in every aspect and sphere of life, deception was released on a grand scale. Deception captured the souls of many. This horse continues to ride on, and the blanket over the earth is still in place. Even though many are now waking up and beginning to see, and God has begun to expose the deception, the lies continue. All governments, with few exceptions, are now corrupted. An awakened government cannot be allowed to stand, as we have seen happening in Brazil. In this hour of deception, it is best not to believe anything as Mammon working with Deception has corrupted everything. Our governments cannot be trusted and that is why we now need to fully rely on God and put all our trust only in Him. Take everything to God! However, humility of heart is necessary to hear Him!
The second horseman was war. It was red and permitted to take peace from the Earth. War was released in 2022 when we saw Russia enter into a conflict with Ukraine and America. This is a war that has been escalating, growing in its sphere, and could potentially evolve into WWIII. Many prophets are seeing a possible nuclear attack. I sense that this will most likely happen as the enemy gets desperate but not this year.
It is important to note that each of these horses was granted authority. Why is this? The Lord gave me Psalm 106:13-15. After a time of much blessing, the people of God forgot his goodness and it says they provoked Him to anger:
“…they believed His words; They sang His praise. They soon forgot His works; They did not wait for His counsel, But lusted exceedingly in the wilderness, And tested God in the desert. And He gave them their request But sent leanness into their soul.” Psalm 106:13
Isaiah 24:5 also explains why this is happening:
“The earth is also defiled under its inhabitants, Because they have transgressed the laws, Changed the ordinance, Broken the everlasting covenant.”
So here we are, the horsemen ride! Satan is the god of this world, and he has many people established in positions of power. Pandora’s box has been opened; numerous demonic portals have been opened around the world. The world has said yes and has come into an agreement with Deception. Many of our government and business leaders are now flocking to Davos for the next WEF meeting—the headquarters of the deception. 2,700 world leaders will be in attendance.
However, in all of this, the Glory of God will come! Unprecedented moves of God are coming on the earth, to awaken a vast amount of people. Nevertheless, as we bask in the Glory of His Presence, we cannot allow ourselves to be taken off our guard, as there is still turbulence ahead.
I WILL PROSPER MY PEOPLE
As I thought about all of this and ask God how should I be prepared He said: I am able, well able to take care of you. Be strong and of good courage. You are born for such a time. I will be with you in everything. You must meet with me daily. There are extremely challenging times coming on the earth, it’s a time to be alert and to be sober. He then said I go before you to prepare the way ahead for you and my people! A Scripture then came to mind.
“The LORD your God, who goes before you, He will fight for you, according to all He did for you in Egypt before your eyes, and in the wilderness where you saw how the LORD your God carried you, as a man carries his son, in all the way that you went until you came to this place.’ Yet, for all that, you did not believe the LORD your God, who went in the way before you to search out a place for you to pitch your tents, to show you the way you should go, in the fire by night and in the cloud by day.” Deuteronomy 1:30-33
I then thought of psalms 112:7 which tells us the people of God are not afraid of bad news.
“They will have no fear of bad news; their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the LORD. Their hearts are secure, they will have no fear; in the end, they will look in triumph on their foes.”
He confirmed this with three points related to scripture
God is able to Provide. God provided for Israel during the wilderness years—He provided food and water and kept them clothed for 40 yrs.
God is able to Prosper. God then reminded me of Isaac. In a time of famine, Isaac decided he would leave to go elsewhere. God told him to stay put and to sow. Isaac chose to sow and the scriptures say he reaped a hundredfold. So God is able to Prosper us anywhere and at any time!
“Then Isaac sowed in that land, and reaped in the same year a hundredfold, and the LORD blessed him. The man began to prosper, and continued prospering until he became very prosperous…” Genesis 26:12
I think God is trying to make a point here! And prosper doesn’t only refer to finances, it refers to every aspect of our lives.
God has the Strategies prepared for the seasons of great challenges: Joseph was released for his purpose, for a time of famine. God released His strategy for the times through Joseph, in order that the people of God would have sufficiency. Genesis 45:5 says of Joseph: “…God sent me before you to preserve life.” Jesus goes ahead before us to preserve life!
So, Isaac sowed in obedience and Joseph prepared storehouses in every city. The people of God are God’s storehouses Positioned in every city. He has been storing his wealth in us for such a time. You are the loaded camel coming to the world with water and resources. The Lord showed me that JESUS IS OUR GOSHEN where we have everything required and everything needed to sustain us. Those who live and move in Him LACK NOTHING!
THE LORD IS SAYING, THIS IS NOT A TIME OF SURVIVAL FOR HIS PEOPLE, BUT A TIME FOR RULERSHIP AND OF SOLUTIONS.
It is a time for the overcomers to arise! God is saying I need you to be obedient and sow as Isaac did! The saints of God will prosper! If we find ourselves getting shaken in mind at heart, we must IMMEDIATELY get into the Presence of God where our spirits are re-aligned to His peace.
SIN WILL BE JUDGED
There is coming a move of the release of the fear of the Lord. God showed me that we are now moving into a season like that of the book of Acts—a time of caring and sharing but also of sin being judged as with Ananias and Saphira. Since He showed me this, I have heard other leaders say the same. Times of war call for preparation and mobilization, not the appeasing of our senses. God has been waiting for an army that will stand with Him in righteousness and who have been forged in the fire! A righteous army is arising. There will be a clear distinction between those who are with him and those who work against Him. God’s sword is being sharpened to come down on sin, iniquity, and injustice. This is a holy war! We can’t fight a Holy war and embrace sin; we will not have the spiritual strength to withstand the enemy.
The Lord is warning us not to fall into the trap of judging circumstances and becoming offended by Him and losing our place. John the Baptist did that. Jesus’ response to John was blessed are those who are not offended in Me! God’s will and purposes are being worked through everything that is happening. He Says: FIND THE GLORY SPOT! Find the purpose. Ask the right questions and you will receive the right answers. Don’t ask why? Ask what? He says:
“Tell the godly that all will be well for them. They will enjoy the rich reward they have earned!” Isaiah 3:8-10