In previous words that I have published, I have emphasized the importance of understanding the dichotomy of light and darkness, as I find that there is a tendency to emphasize either the glory side of things and the authority given to us, or the darkness and the shaking. Scriptures reveal a tension between these two truths. It is important not to be moved from either of these two concepts. When grappling with one, keeping the other before us will prevent us from becoming unbalanced or deceived. Isaiah 60 prophesies of both coming at the same time! This prophecy is fulfilled in the time when the earth is shaking and in deep travail for the sons of God to make their appearance with the Glory of God upon them.
Jesus told us that in the world we would have tribulation. God does not always keep us from trouble. There will come a time when the enemy is allowed to wreak havoc on earth and wear down the saints—a time when faith is tested and proven (Dan. 7:21-22). As noted throughout the Bible, those who serve God, walked through many trials, troubles, and battles. In times of need when they called on God’s help, He sent His Word, and His angelic host. When God’s will was made clear, the people stood in faith. In times of trouble, God will show forth His great power, with signs, and wonders. God will be targeting the lost and giving them an opportunity to become saved.
There are things that Jesus said that must happen. In Matthew 24 He said: “… all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet!” In response, our stance should then be, to set our faces and walk through these things with strength, wisdom, and with courage. As we align ourselves to the will of God, in the purposes of Christ—whatever that may be, we have authority to decree His Word and His will. More than ever, we need to understand the present dynamic, find our place in it, then take our stand in Christ for righteousness—this means coming to terms with the truth that it may not be pain free.
In a war there are battles. We have entered a time of war and there are battles we must fight that we will not be able to pray away. However, the saints will stand and shine in the midst of the shaking. We are being called to be and to reflect the light of Christ in the darkness. God did not keep Paul out of prison and most of the disciples died terrible deaths and we’re honored to do so.
In the book of Revelation, the seven letters to the seven churches were given to prepare the church and produce a new breed who would stand during the darkest hour of history. Jesus is very tough in these letters because of His great love for His people and His desire for them to stand strong and not be shaken in the time of trouble. We have been chosen and purposed to live in these times and called to the battle. God believes in us!
Jesus did not run away from the Cross—it was His destiny. Daniel did not decree away the Babylonian threat and captivity, he was called to live and reflect God within that social construct. Daniel lived in obedience to God, prayed the will of God, and angels attended his words. That is not to say that we ever accept defeat or live with an attitude of surrender. We stand if faith, we fight from a position of victory, and continually resist the enemy, while trusting God in His higher ways. God moves in perfect understanding of all things on a trajectory toward a specific outcome He has determined—one that may not line up with our ideas.
The two greatest means of survival given to us by God, is to align ourselves with the precepts of God in His Word and when we fall into error or miss the mark, we return in true repentance. More than anything, I believe that what God is after, is a people who will stand in glorious faith regardless of circumstances to declare the goodness of God, the praises of God and the Word of God to humanity—then trust Him with the rest, whatever may come.
THE PROTECIVE CANOPY OF HIS GLORY
In past words I have written I have also talked about the concept of systems. Many times, God reveals something to me without the full understanding of it, and with time it begins to become clearer—this is true in regard to this word system. In a past article, I wrote, I fully recognized that I did not understand much of what I was writing. I wrote:
“I then heard Him say, “Systems are deployed.” I wasn’t clear on exactly what that meant, so I checked the definitions of these words. The word system is defined as: A set of things working together as parts of an interconnecting network or mechanism: a complex whole. Of physics: a set of organs in the body with a common structure or function.
The word deploy means: To move troops or equipment into position for military action, to bring into effective action.
I believe both these words are key to what is presently taking place in the spiritual realm. The preparation that the saints have endured over the past 20-30 years under the hand of the Holy Spirit, has readied them to be deployed in the season of God’s ‘New Thing.‘ God’s creative Life Force is about to be unconstrained, let loose, and discharged through systems, and networks, deployed in strategic settings throughout the Globe.
These systems are comprised of saints who have committed to serve God in obedience, to link arms in authentic unions that become power packed with the energy force of God, ready to explode in the earth’s atmosphere. We are God’s storehouses, vessels where He has been storing and filling up with His treasures, prepared to serve the harvest in times of famine.
A friend of mine, recently shared with me that God revealed to him that He was about to establish Glory hubs all over the earth—and that many were being raised up to steward these Glory hubs. When He said that, I was reminded of Isaiah 4:5-6:
“Then the LORD will create over all of Mount Zion and over those who assemble there a cloud of smoke by day and a glow of flaming fire by night; over everything the glory will be a canopy. It will be a shelter and shade from the heat of the day, and a refuge and hiding place from the storm and rain.”
I believe these Glory hubs are cities of refuge and communities for the present and coming storms on the earth. They are God created systems established and designed to function as a network, a metron possessing the dynamic of the supernatural, where food, spiritual weapons of authority and heavenly provision are stored.
The word metron is used in 2 Corinthians 10:13 and is defined as a sphere or a portion. These are spheres set apart for God and His purposes—His portion. A metron in physics is a two-dimensional quantum of multi-dimensional space. In this, I believe God is revealing a measured-out sphere or hub of Glory, where Heaven meets Earth, and is imbued with a tangible dynamic of the supernatural.
These hubs are spheres and portals where the angelic ascend and descend with strategies, provision, and assistance. They work to accomplish the will of God in partnership with saints who have been intentional about becoming, one cooperative system—one network, functioning in unity, and working together to advance the cause of Christ.”
THE CALL FOR AUTHENTIC APOSTOLIC LEADERSHIP
On the World Economic Forum’s website, in one of their articles they cite five future trends and long-term effects of the pandemic. One is the building of hubs or what they call smart communities where everything is within reach, connected without cars and held together by digital technologies. This may sound wonderful to those who are trying to save the planet and conserve energy, but what they fail to tell you is the Marxist policies that will be implemented and deemed necessary for these hubs to run orderly and efficiently. This of course is the Globalists agenda; however, God has His blueprint for smart Spiritual Kingdom communities. Spiritual communities can only function based on the Spiritual principles of Scripture, undergirded by Apostolic, and prophetic leadership, who in turn have the cooperation of the community. God-ordained apostolic leadership, raised up for the times, will be key for receiving God’s directions, and His design and construction of a system that works for the provision, protection, and safety of His people.
There are billions of saints who are presently in need of direction, who are falling over the cliff in droves because of leaders who are misinformed, giving dangerous direction, or no direction at all. The Bible tells us that if the trumpet does not sound a clear sound, then who will listen. There is a sound that is needed that must come from a God ordained Apostolic leadership, in the mold of Joshua, raised specifically for these times. We have had a mixture of voices releasing a confusion of ideas and direction. A sound must come forth that is one sound, from a council of apostolic leaders who are in union. Through these leaders a clear sound will be released from heaven, that the people will acknowledge as they did with Joshua:
“Whatever you have commanded us we will do, and wherever you send us we will go. Just as we fully obeyed Moses, so we will obey you. Only may the LORD your God be with you as he was with Moses.” Joshua 1:16-17
Moses was faithful in all God’s house and was called to lead the people out of Egypt into an understanding of the protocols of becoming the people of God. However, Moses was not the leader God called to lead His people into war for the promised land—that leader was Joshua. The present Moses leadership must yield to the will of God and work with Him to commission the Joshua Leaders, anointed for the times to arise and take their place. Moses was blessed with wisdom to pastor the flock of God, but Joshua is empowered with an anointing for war to conquer and occupy the Promised land. Joshua is called to align with the Commander of the army of the LORD, for the new season of crossover. It is futile and even dangerous for leaders to try to occupy a position that they have not been fitted or equipped to occupy, especially in a time of war. As it was with Joshua, we are headed on a path we have never taken before. It is a path through turmoil and shaking, that will be completed and fulfilled in the promised land of the future millennial reign of Christ.
At this present time, it seems that we are in a crisis of leadership, where too many are either silent on crucial issues, or caught, for a variety of reasons, in subservience to the New World Order’s playbook. The sheep belong to God; they need shepherds who will guard, protect, and lead according to the will of God. People are desperate and are looking for those with answers. Too many leaders are compromised, not necessarily deliberately, but compromised by fear, personal agendas, or presumption. In a critical time when Israel needed strong leadership, God became very angry with the shepherds who were compromised. In Ezekiel 34, He sent a strong word to these shepherds that He held them accountable for His sheep and would lead them Himself.
“…I myself will search for my sheep and look after them. As a shepherd looks after his scattered flock when he is with them, so will I look after my sheep. I will rescue them from all the places where they were scattered on a day of clouds and darkness.” Ezekiel 34:12
A COUNCIL CALLED TO THE PRESENCE OF GOD!
In a time when unity is crucial to victory—as victory is where God commands the blessing, we cannot afford to be divided by criticism and infighting. Jesus is the only one who can unite leaders and mobilize them with a strategy for the hour, but only as they prostrate themselves before Him in the Spirit of humility. Unfortunately, it is usually in times of persecution that the people of God to begin to partner together for the Kingdom. The window of opportunity we have been given to rally together and mobilize as an army is closing at an accelerated rate.
In a war, to achieve victory, all departments, all divisions and all military branches work together to defeat the enemy. An army having weak leadership, with no clear strategy will be defeated as we are now witnessing on the world stage. The anointing God puts on His generals, demand honor and cooperation. The leaders that God is raising up to be His voice in these times must become evident to all.
Present leaders must identify, yield to and partner with those whom God has marked and has raised up to lead in this notable season. Pharoah understood this principle when he positioned Joseph as a leader over Egypt in the time of famine. This generation has been chosen to live in this significant hour, a time where the body of Christ must begin to take their place and make the choice to work together. We have arrived at an appointed moment in history, where God will be deploying the army of apostolic warriors He has prepared and equipped for such a time as this! Troops are about to be deployed, and sent out into the battlefield armed with the Love and the power of God. Initiatives and prepared Ministries are about to be released in fullness to have impact and weight in their assigned sphere.
Many Joshuas and Josephs are now being raised up to a position to administrate the Kingdom with wisdom through a time of famine and war. The Isaiahs, the Joshuas, Josephs, Deborahs and Marys must all take their place, called to the forefront on the front lines of the purposes of God, to prophesy, lead in battle and birth the will of God. These leaders will work together in a holy union to oversee Spiritual communities covered and protected by the supernatural Glory of God. Over the upcoming feast season, beginning on September 7th, I believe we will see God release a great number of leaders prepared by Him for the hour. Leaders are being called to the council and Presence of God. God will hold a Feast of Favor for this generation of leaders, set for them in the midst of their enemies.