Faith Marie Baczko

CALLING JOSHUAS & JOSEPHS TO TAKE THEIR PLACE

 

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.

The King’s Feast! Will you be Attending? Third Day Realities Part II

The Book of Esther contains certain keys that provide revelation to help us in our understanding of the flow of events in the end times. King Ahasuerus, in the third year of his reign, gave two feasts.  The first banquet was held for the leaders and servants of the kingdom.  As Jesus spent Himself on the twelve disciples before sending them out into the world, a banquet for those who serve Him today can be seen as a time of honoring His work of training and equipping those He has prepared for this hour. Leaders will receive a download from heaven and be filled with the treasures of God to release and impart what they have been given into the Body of Christ. This first banquet represents the birthing of the Man Child of Revelation 12—the birth of mature leadership.

“…he showed the riches of his glorious kingdom and the splendor of his excellent majesty for many days, one hundred and eighty days in all.” Esther 1:4

The second feast given was for all people and was held over seven days. Everyone in the kingdom was invited to this banquet.  Within this feast, we see portrayed, a full representation of the Body of Christ.  The gold goblets in which the wine was served represent all parts of the Body—the churches, ministries, and denominations. Each goblet was different from the other, showing the diversity of the Body of Christ, revealing that each vessel will be given wine to serve to the Harvest.

“…the king gave a banquet, lasting seven days in the enclosed garden of the king’s palace, for all the people from the least to the greatest…The garden had hangings of white and blue linen, fastened with cords of white linen and purple material to silver rings on marble pillars.” There were couches of gold and silver on a mosaic pavement of porphyry, marble, mother of pearl and other costly stones. Wine was served in goblets of gold, each one different from the other, and the royal wine was abundant in keeping with the king’s liberality.  By the king’s command each guest was allowed to drink in his own way, for the king instructed all the wine stewards to serve each man what he wished.”   Esther 1:5-6 NIV

By the King’s command, everyone was allowed to “drink in his own way.”  This represents a celebration that each part of the Body is invited to participate in. Everyone was free to celebrate in their own unique way.  Some could be boisterous, while others may be more subdued. Some may take in everything quietly while others may shake, rattle and roll, dance, and wave their banners.  Everyone is free to choose how they celebrate by the order of the King!

At this particular banquet, the queen was noticeably absent. It is possible that she thought that this level of frivolity was beneath her good sense.  On the last day of the party when everyone was in high spirits, the King sends seven eunuchs to request Queen Vashti’s appearance, to display her beauty, but she refuses. Vashti is representative of the religious, those who are very Sad-u-see! I believe her thoughts may have gone something like this:

“Well!! I will definitely not show myself to this rabble, no respectable person would! Just look at them, all they are intent on is drinking wine and getting drunk, what good is that? It’s not even nine o’clock in the morning and they are plastered, thoroughly intoxicated. What’s the matter with them? Surely there could be more important things to be doing in the kingdom. They are an absolute disgrace. Just look at them running around exposing themselves in their undergarments, dancing and leaping around and making veritable fools of themselves in public. What a spectacle!!

“What!! You can’t be serious! The King is actually reveling with the rabble. Well, you can just tell him that I will have none of it!  What utter nonsense! I will stay right here with my friends, those of my kind, and we will have our own feast with some biscuits and tall glasses of lemon juice.”

The only response that can be given to the Vashtis of the church is: “It was before the Lord” (2Sam. 6:21).  Queen Vashti represents a portion of the Church today who will refuse to show up for the Wedding Feast.  An invitation to God’s Feast is an invitation to live in His manifest Presence despite circumstances contrary to His joy and His Peace! The seven eunuchs who had access to the King advised him to depose Vashti as her disobedience and rebellion would only serve as a bad example or leaven that would ultimately spread like a disease into the kingdom. The queen not only misses out on the entire festivities—the joy and the celebration of the King, but is eventually exiled for her rebellion.

As the Queen, Vashti represents a religious leadership and rebellious Bride who will refuse to submit to God’s will. and His Word. There is a growing divide with in the Church between religious conformists who will acquiesce to the new world order’s demands for equity and inclusion, and those who will not bow.

LET THE BRIDE LEAVE HER DRESSING ROOM

In the growing darkness of these times, God’s desire is to showcase to the world the beauty of the Bride of Christ. The King intends to reveal His majesty, Glory, royalty, power and authority through His Bride.  He is calling her to leave her dressing room to stand in His Presence at His side. In the parable of the wedding feast, God reveals that like Vashti, many who have been invited to His Feast will make light of it, refuse to show up, and will even try to kill those who are sent to call them.

“When the banquet was ready, he sent his servants to notify those who were invited. But they all refused to come! “So he sent other servants to tell them, ‘The feast has been prepared. The bulls and fattened cattle have been killed, and everything is ready. Come to the banquet!’ But the guests he had invited ignored them and went their own way, one to his farm, another to his business. Others seized his messengers and insulted them and killed them.” Matthew 22:3-6 NLT

At this point, God sends His servants out with an open invitation to the world:

“Therefore go into the highways, and as many as you find, invite to the wedding.  So those servants went out to the highways and gathered all whom they found, both bad and good. And the wedding hall was filled with guests.”  Matthew 22:10

The Lord of the Harvest will invite the world to His Feast and make available in endless supply, vast amounts of wine to be served.  The Harvest is being invited to an Agape Love Feast, the likes of which has never been seen before. They are being invited to a great celebration—not a lecture or a funeral.

In the early nineties, the Lord put on a Feast in Toronto—a possible precursor of the Wedding Feast?  He invited the nations of the world to come to His celebration.  The Body was fully represented as the many diverse and beautiful goblets of gold showed up to be filled with wine and everyone was free to drink as much as they wanted, in their own way, by the King’s command. God called a people together to become an army of laid down lovers of God, as the Holy Spirit worked to heal and refresh tired, broken-hearted leaders—to fill, train, and equip a new breed of leadership who would submit to Him wholeheartedly regardless of appearances and “good sense.

ESTHER MAKES HER APPEARANCE

After Queen Vashti was deposed, we see the emergence of Esther.  Esther is a true representation of the Bride. A reflection of Christ, prepared in submission, humility, and obedience.  She followed all the instructions that Hegai the King’s eunuch (the Holy Spirit) gave her and won the King’s favor. Esther, who was a Jewish queen, today represents the return and restoration of Israel in union with Gentile believers, and the completion of the Israel of God—The one New Man!

Momentum is now gathering, and the real celebration will soon begin as plans are underway and preparations going forward for the Great Feast of the Great Harvest. The Feast of Tabernacles will be fulfilled and taking place simultaneously all over the world.  It is not too late for Vashti to make her appearance! Any Vashti’s reading this—God is inviting you to Come to His Feast. Come in obedience, and come in submission with an open heart.  Esther is maturing and will soon be making her appearance—don’t be left out.

“Now it happened on the third day that Esther put on her royal robes and stood in the inner court of the king’s palace, across from the king’s house, while the king sat on his royal throne in the royal house, facing the entrance of the house.” Esther 5:1

The harvest is looking for the Father’s Agape love, not our judgment. The Lord’s Heart is for His Harvest.  He has patiently been waiting thousands of years for this day. If the Harvest is the end of the age (Matt. 13:39), and the last feast to be fulfilled is the celebration for the Harvest and the closing of the harvest season—and if the multitudes which no man could number from every nation, tribe, and peoples came out of the great tribulation (Rev. 7:9-14), then the Body of Christ is headed for very turbulent times ahead, and a great deal of preparation needs to be made.

“See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, waiting patiently for it to receive the early and latter rain.  You also be patient.  Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand.”  James 5:7-8

The early rains were released and poured out at Pentecost.  The coming of the Lord in the “Day of His Power” for the Feast of Tabernacles will release the Latter Rain of Glory over the Earth drawing a great harvest of souls into the Kingdom. In the days ahead billions of souls will be coming in—the wedding hall will be filled!  Is the Church ready to absorb the shock of this many souls coming in over a short period of time?  Are we prepared to have billions of newborns in the House?

The Lord’s eyes are set upon His Harvest.  He knows the exact number that will be coming in: “Israel has experienced a hardening in part until the full number of Gentiles has come in (Rom. 11:25).  God knows the type of structure needed, and the measure of  strength required to hold the multitudes, while standing anchored in Him through the coming storms.  He also knows the type of care and ministry that is needed and must be provided to masses of broken lives that have been shattered by sin and despair.

The Bible tells us that the last days will be like the days of Noah and of Lot (Lk. 17:26-28); a time when the wickedness of man was great in the Earth (Gen. 6:5).  The Lord gave Noah specific detailed instructions for building an ark that would survive the flood.  When the ark was completed, the Lord told Noah to go in, for after seven days He would send a flood upon the Earth.  When the ark was complete, the door was left open for seven days but only Noah and his family came in—the scoffers ignored the supernatural phenomenon taking place before their very eyes.

“So Noah, with his sons, his wife, and his sons’ wives, went into the ark because of the waters of the flood…And it came to pass after seven days that the waters of the flood were on the earth.” Genesis 7:7-10

When Esther—the Bride makes her appearance in the last days, billions will be coming into the Ark of Christ because of the great sacrifice of the Saviour who paid in full the penalty for the sins of the world. A clash of kingdoms and Great warfare will break out over the Globe between light and darkness, in a ferocious battle for the souls of men. Nations and peoples are presently in the valley of decision maneuvering, shifting, and forming alliances with each other, choosing to either align themselves with the Lord and His anointed or against the Lord and His anointed and Israel, thereby aligning themselves with Satan and with evil. Your safety requires that you get your information from the Word of God and not the Media that is grossly slanted to demonic agendas. It is especially important now that we see, discern, and understand present Global realities, and the Globalists intentions through Spiritual eyes.

“The kings of the earth prepare for battle; the rulers plot together against the LORD and against His anointed one. “Let us break their chains,” they cry, “and free ourselves from slavery to God.” But the One who rules in heaven laughs. The Lord scoffs at them. Then in anger He rebukes them, terrifying them with His fierce fury. For the Lord declares, “I have placed My chosen king on the throne in Jerusalem, on My holy mountain.” Psalm 2:2-6

On the third day, there was a wedding! (Jn. 2:1).

Have you been invited? Will you be attending?

Third Day Realities!

 

Throughout the Bible, God employed the use of numbers to express spiritual truths, to mark and direct us to notable events on Heaven’s trajectory of movement up to Jerusalem and the future Reign of Christ. Certain numbers have been revealed to have great significance such as seven—representing completion of purposes; forty representing times of judgment, and 70, indicative of a generational shift into another spiritual dynamic. Another very significant number is three, used repeatedly to represent the sublime work of the Cross that covers the spectrum of death to resurrection realities. Recently the Lord has begun to highlight the Third Day and third-day realities evidenced by the Cross.

There are many powerful Third Day scriptures and passages that have been endued with a prophetic view to future events, apart from their fulfillment in their time. One such passage is Exodus 19:11 where the Lord told Moses to consecrate the people to get them ready for the Third Day when He would come down to them.

“Then it came to pass on the third day, in the morning, that there were thunderings and lightnings, and a thick cloud on the mountain; and the sound of the trumpet was very loud, so that all the people who were in the camp trembled.” Exodus 19:16

Similarly, in Joshua 1:11, the Lord told Joshua to tell the people to prepare and consecrate themselves for in three days they would cross over into the Promised Land. After three days the priesthood and the ark of the covenant led the way across the Jordan as the waters parted before them.

At another notable time, when the people of Israel faced a crisis of their annihilation, God raised up Esther as Queen to make an appeal before the king. Despite the possibility of death, Esther prevailed. The king granted her favor to decree the destruction of the enemies of the people of God and Israel was saved.

“Now it happened on the third day that Esther put on her royal robes and stood in the inner court of the king’s palace, across from the king’s house, while the king sat on his royal throne in the royal house, facing the entrance of the house.” Esther 5:1

Again, at another notable time, when Israel sinned in disobedience to God’s ordinances and departed from His ways, judgment was decreed upon them. They were taken captive by their enemies and went into exile. Through Hosea the prophet, God brought a charge against the nation, declaring that there was no truth, mercy, or knowledge in them, that they were destroyed for lack of knowledge (Hos. 4). God decided to hide Himself, with the intention that in their affliction, they would earnestly seek Him (Hos. 5:15). The Cry then came through Hosea:

“Come, and let us return to the LORD; For He has torn, but He will heal us; He has stricken, but He will bind us up. After two days He will revive us; On the third day He will raise us up, that we may live in His sight. Let us know, Let us pursue the knowledge of the LORD. His going forth is established as the morning; He will come to us like the rain, Like the latter and former rain to the earth.” Hosea 6:1-3

In Jesus’ time, He became very angry at what was taking place in His Father’s House and He drove the money changers out of the Temple. Because of this, the people demanded a sign as to the authority by which he could do such a thing, and Jesus answered them:

“Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.” Then the Jews said, “It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and will You raise it up in three days?” But He was speaking of the temple of His body. John 2:20-21

Jesus was not only referring to His body that would be resurrected after His crucifixion, but He was also referring to the House of God that would be built in His name on the foundation of His life. Jesus was the first fruit of many who would be fashioned and conformed in His image—a House of living stones built within three days.

 “We heard Him say, ‘I will destroy this temple made with hands, and within three days I will build another made without hands. Mark 14:58

In the book of Peter, he taught that a thousand years were as one day to the Lord. Could it be, that we have arrived, at the time of the morning of the third day after Christ’s resurrection?

But the heavens and the earth which are now preserved by the same word, are reserved for fire until the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men. But, beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.” 2Peter 3:6-10

Have we arrived at the most notable moment of history, when, as with Moses on the third day, after a time of consecration God said He would come down, or, a time like Joshua when God told the people to consecrate themselves as on the third day they would crossover into the promised land—for us, it is the Promised Land of the millennial reign of Christ?

Are we in the time that Hosea prophesied of when God would revive Israel after two days and raise them up on the third day with the outpouring of the latter rain when Israel will once again live in His sight?  Could it be as in the time of Esther when on the third day the Bride must go before the King and receive His favor to go on the offensive and decree the destruction of its enemies in the battles of the last days? Are we in the time of judgment and shaking that will result in the Return of the King, when the last stone will be placed in the House of God He has been building—the Headstone, raised and inaugurated on the Third Day?

Have we arrived at the end times? The Word of God says that the harvest is at the end of the age. Jesus said that the tares and the wheat must grow together to their fullness. What does the fullness of evil look like? I think we are in the early stages of experiencing what it will look like! What does the fullness of Christ look like?  Ephesians 4:13 tells that we have been growing up into the fullness of the stature of Christ—being conformed to His image. It looks like the release of the sons of God. Get ready to embrace this truth—God’s word to u. is: Only believe!

Civilization appears to be on the brink of collapse, and we are living in unprecedented times—an unprecedented wave of worldwide gross immorality, an unprecedented man-made Global Pandemic, ushering in an unprecedented very aggressive Global push to vaccinate the entire world population—critical thinking would question why and research the facts? We are witnessing unprecedented collusion between leaders of all mountains and spheres of life. This is all taking place in a time when there is unprecedented Technology capable of monitoring the Globe and every person on it, as we witness an unprecedented move toward Governmental control and dictatorship…Globally!

Persecution tends to bring people in line and in unity very quickly. In these unprecedented times, God is making things black and white that the side of righteousness is made apparent to all; that what is clean and unclean, what is rebellion and obedience is made abundantly clear. Those who know God’s Word and follow it will be distinguished from those who don’t. There is at present an aggressive spirit of rebellion roaming the streets of our cities and our nations. Jesus prophesied that in the last days’ lawlessness would abound and the love of many will grow cold. There is increasing evidence of this as the enemy works ferociously to divide us on every front. The saints of God are being tested in many ways to qualify for His army. Much of the insanity taking place in the world right now is causing and motivating the army of God to begin to rise up and take its place on the frontlines. We must remember that the third-day realities not only signify a time of testing, trials, and tribulation but is also indicative of the time of resurrection, when the people of God will arise with His Glory upon them.

A marker is a point of reference from which everything changes when things shift into a new dynamic. I believe that dynamic is war! The armies of God are being deployed!  The trumpet is about to sound. Those who choose to submit are being marked by Heaven.

“…he said to him, “walk through the streets of Jerusalem and put a mark on the foreheads of all who weep and sigh because of the detestable sins being committed in their city.” Ezekiel 9:4

The Feast of Trumpets this year will be a most significant time…pray for ears to hear the sounding of the trumpets. In a previous word, I published last year entitled Systems are Deployed, I wrote that a SYSTEM was set of things working together as parts of an interconnecting network or mechanism: a complex whole.  A system can also represent a set of organs in the body having a common structure or function. The word DEPLOY means to move troops or equipment into position for military action, to bring into effective action. In this word I said:

Both these words are key to what is presently taking place in the spirit. The preparation that the saints have endured over the past 20-30 years under the hand of the Holy Spirit, has been readying them to now be deployed.  God’s creative Life Force is about to be unrestrained, let loose, and discharged through peoples, systems, and networks, deployed in strategic settings over the Globe.

These systems are comprised of saints who have committed to serving God in obedience, who will choose to link arms in authentic unions,  structures, and functions. They will be power-packed with the energy force of God, ready to explode in the earth’s atmosphere. Saints have been fashioned as God’s storehouses where He has been storing and filling up His treasures and spiritual food, prepared to serve the harvest in the time of spiritual famine.

God is fashioning and establishing Glory Hubs all over the earth and saints raised up to steward these hubs that could be whole regions or small communities. In this hour it is vital to be positioned in the location God has determined for you.  Trust Him to lead you where you need to be. These places and regions will be protected by God’s Glory and Presence. It doesn’t matter where you are you can create your own Glory bubble through praise and worship of the King.

“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.” Isaiah 4:5-6

These Glory zones will be cities and communities that have become a refuge from the present and coming storms on the earth. They are God-created systems established and designed as networks, a metron possessing the dynamic of the supernatural.  They are self-contained and fully equipped with the provision that sustains—food, resources, and spiritual authority where heavenly provisions are stored.

God’s army has come through the tests and the war games are now over:  we are being deployed into a very real and even dangerous battle—the stakes are high and we must count the cost and move forward.

The saints of God are becoming WIDE-AWAKE.  Apostolic Generals are being called out and arising. People will be searching for courageous leaders who can direct the way ahead. True prophets in whom there is no mixture will take their place—laid down lives in service of the King.  A coming wave of the Supernatural is about to be released as the King arises to lead us forward!

A Great Awakening in the Church and of the lost will become the catalyst that moves everyone into position to fulfill their assignments and the destinies prepared by Father God before the foundation of the world. The influx of a great Harvest of souls will force the Church to mobilize and take action.

As the great Awakening unfolds, evangelism and teachers will be called to gather and disciple the harvest. Prayer and strategic intercession must move to a higher level of union with God. Those anointed in deliverance will be in great demand. Apostles and prophets will be called to empower and mobilize the troops. As we move and press forward it will be important to be meeting, gathering, and talking with each other regularly, we cannot afford to stay isolated from each other any longer. It is time to discover and understand your sphere of influence and the strategies for reaching your community?

The Lord said that on the Third Day He would come down. He said that on the Third Day He would restore; that on the Third Day we would Crossover and that on the Third Day he would Arise. As we live and move and have our being in Him when He arises, resurrection power will be released and we shall arise in and with Him. A great impartation of Faith and Courage will be infused into the Body of Christ to cause us to stand in strength in these times. John Chapter 2:1 tells us that on the third day there was a wedding! The end-time Wine reserved for the people of God will sustain and keep us as we wait for our Bridegroom King to return.

The Year of Release!

In recent words that I have written, I shared about the coming Jewish Shmita year beginning on Rosh Hashanah September 6th 2021-2022. This was to be a Sabbath year of rest but was also a year when slaves were released from captivity and fortunes restored—it was a year of freedom and release. Today in preparation for the Year of Release and the Great Cross Over into a most notable season of history—a time of promises fulfilled, and destiny realized—a new breed is arising for this historic moment, ready to conquer and occupy lands for the Kingdom of God. A people presently chosen, known, and ordained for this hour, from before time, are now beginning to mobilize. We are about to enter the time of the Great Crossover into our promised destiny. It is therefore possible to stand resolute in the call of God, and in the face of tyranny, stand  with resolve, knowing that the living God stands with us and goes before us.

God’s ways and methods for accomplishing His ends, however, are so much higher than ours, that to the undiscerning, things may appear quite desperate, with the enemy seemingly having the upper hand. Our hearts desire is for God to move quickly to fix the problems, but things don’t always unfold the way we have imagined or expect. It may require some time. It may require a series of battles—a campaign that God is leading us through onto victory.

The saints of God must therefore be prepared to dig in, and to fight with a mindset and resolve for the long haul, and whatever it may take to succeed. Conflict is not usually a bed of roses. To attain to victory and the conquering of the promised land, it may require a walk through the Red Sea, with ominous walls of water on either side looking like they’re ready to crash in on us. It may look like a harrowing road ahead, with howling winds and great storms, yet, through it all God is saying, keep your eyes fixed on Me and follow My lead, I will be with you, and I will keep you safe.

Things may appear to get uglier before they get better. The path ahead will require a close walk with our Lord, and it will necessitate coming fully alive to our identity as supernatural warriors in Christ. It will require deep roots. To grow to the heights, it’s necessary to have very deep roots, as any strong wind that comes along will take you down and out. The people of God must become like the mountain tree whose roots are buried deep in the Rock through growth in endurance and is able to withstand the battering winds and storms. Through this trying time there are many in the church, and for sure in the world, who do not have deep roots—the saints are there to keep them steady in the storm, not to attack them.

The year of release is the year to be fully who you are in Christ. It means God is opening the gate to your stall. It means there is an assignment for you—a path ahead with signposts positioned along the way. God is our guide who knows the way ahead. Sometimes, the road takes turns and twists, but God knows how to get us to our destination. The question you must answer yourself is, do you trust him?

During the days ahead it will be important to be saturated in the Word, reading it daily, as we will be receiving important instructions and messages from the Lord through His Word. Watch for the signs and stay objective. Look for the thread that ties things together. God can speak to you in many ways and through many voices; take note of the things that are being confirmed. Recognize that no one has the whole picture. Allow God to fine tune your senses and don’t become dogmatic, set in your opinion. Be flexible and willing to yield when it becomes clear that you have taking a wrong turn. God has differing paths for different people. He has specific tasks and assignments for certain individuals. Know what yours is! Don’t follow blindly! Trust God in the strange ways that He works, as His ways are so much higher.

Joshua was appointed the commander of the armies of Israel and knew what to do because God was with him, and over the years He had learned to understand God’s strange ways of accomplishing His ends. Israel, as a people, agreed with God to obey and follow Joshua when Moses had passed. Soldiers like Joshua are brave and confident’ because of their training. They have been fashioned in conflict and in tests of endurance. They are secure within their team who have trained alongside them. They are specialists and skilled with weaponry; they know when and how to deploy their weapons and they have no fear. They are interconnected through intelligence and communication with each other and with the home base, both Heavenly and locally. Soldiers understand the mission and the potential costs.

THE ARMIES OF GOD

Things are about to shift for the saints with the new season starting in the Year of Release. The Lord God is going ahead of us. He goes before us, and He will be with us. He will not leave us nor forsake us, so do not fear, or be dismayed as he told Joshua. We have been kept in a measure of silence during the years of training and preparation. God is about to release us to our destiny and He’s about to release our voice—remember, we are in the decade of the voice—the decade of pey according to the Jewish calendar. To be a voice for the Lord comes with a cost! Will you answer the call? Remember Moses and Jeremiah, they both resisted the call, but God assured them that He would be with them, just as He will be with us!

Moses commanded Joshua to read the book of the law written in Deuteronomy every seven years, in the Year of Release, at the time of the Feast of Tabernacles (Deut. 31:10). God’s reasoning in these instructions, was that the people would learn to fear the Lord their God and be careful to do all the words of the law. Moses then said to the people:

“Set your hearts on all the words which I testify among you today, which you shall command your children to be careful to observe—all the words of this law. For it is not a futile thing for you, because it is your life, and by this word you shall prolong your days in the land which you cross over the Jordan to possess.” Deuteronomy 32:46-47

Holding the Word of God dear to our hearts, is also a word that is for us today as we prepare to crossover into this new season of strength. When it was time to crossover, Joshua told the people to be ready, to consecrate themselves to the Lord, for they were about to cross over into a new land. God had found a generation that He could work with to conquer and take the land that was close to His heart—a land representing one that is ruled by the Kingdom of God and the Lord our God, a land that is Holy, characterized by righteousness and the Lordship of Christ.

At present, there is great shaking in the world, in all nations. We have entered a time of trouble where evil has progressively been creeping in through governments of nations. Their intention is to take control of mankind and turn them toward the kingdom of darkness in service to Satan its ruler. This is a moment that we have been chosen for, and have been prepared for; a time in which God has set the dynamic. God has set stage for the battles ahead. He has already gone ahead to ensure victory. We stand in the victory that has already been won by Christ on the Cross.

As the armies of God rise and get ready to move out, the kingdom of darkness is in disarray. They are in fear of the King of kings and of His armies that follow Him. In the days ahead we will see victories; we will see exposures of hidden things; we will see God shine His light into the darkness; we will see many prominent figures fall; we will see turmoil, civil unrest, and wars; and we will see the armies of darkness rise up, enraged in hatred and in violence. I believe God is saying to us that when we see all these things, that we are not to fear—we are to fear Him! In such times we are to know, recognize and remember that He is on His throne. God is in full control, and we must continue through it all, to always look to Him. As we walk through this time, through our Red Sea into victory, we keep our eyes on the destination, and we keep our eyes on the light at the end of the tunnel. We are about to run the gauntlet, but remember, it’s the gauntlet to the Promised Land and to Glory. God would say to His enemies and to us:

“Vengeance is Mine, and recompense; Their foot shall slip in due time; For the day of their calamity is at hand, And the things to come hasten upon them.’

“For the LORD will judge His people and have compassion on His servants, when He sees that their power is gone, and there is no one remaining, bond or free.” Deuteronomy 32:35-36

Sometimes God will delay His work, that we may understand our sinful nature and our weakness to accomplish anything of value apart from Him. When our power is gone and all seems lost, and we are having a Red Sea moment with the enemy gaining strength—or so it may appear, we begin to cry out to God, and repent of our idolatry and apostasy. At such times God will then in His tender mercies, draw graciously near to us once again, to heal, to quicken and to deliver. He will decree swift vengeance to the evils that have kept us in despair, ride in on His white horse and lead us into victory.

The Call to Birth the Seed of Elohim!

 

The seed of Elohim is a spiritual principle founded on union with God through obedience to His Word, thus, always producing the intentions of the Lord, and as a consequence receiving the commanded blessing of the Father. With the full integration of the psyche of a person through maturity in Christ, the fullness of God integrates with man to birth Glory.  There is a mystery in union that sees the miraculous, produces accelerated answers to prayer and gives birth to the glorious plans of God. With Mary’s agreement with God, when she said, “Be it unto me according to your Word” … union occurred, The Seed of the Word of Elohim united with the seed of Mary’s faith, was implanted within her womb, producing the Word of God—Jesus Christ.

Agreement with the Word of God through faith, draws us into the Mind and heart of God. Agreement pulls us into the supernatural realm and world of God, where creativity, the faith of God, and every possibility exist. This is the mystery of union—nothing shall be impossible! Faith becomes substance! When likeminded saints gathered in one accord at Pentecost, the Holy Spirit was poured out! Union with God and each other is the three-fold strand that produces the sons and daughters of Elohim in Majesty, Glory, and excellence. God is sounding the cry, “Agree with Me!” With this revelation, we now have insight into the devil’s plan for division in families, in marriages, and in the Church—with division nothing is possible!

WOMEN IN THE PLAN OF GOD!

Women are uniquely fashioned by God to bring to birth through travail and labor, the seed of Elohim, producing sons and daughters of God. In the same manner, and through intercession and travail, they bring to birth the seed of Elohimthat are His purposes in the nations and our communities.

“And Adam said: “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called woman, because she was taken out of man.” Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.” Genesis 2:23-24:

Woman was so named because she was taken out of man according to this passage—she was literally a part of him in order to become his counterpart. The word “Therefore” in this scripture indicates that God’s perfect and ideal plan for man and woman is that they return to a state of union, becoming one once again.

In Malachi 2:15 the question is asked, why one?  The answer given reveals God’s intent and desire for marriage and for union, “He seeks Godly offspring.”  The Hebrew word translated as Godly is the word Elohim that means the Supreme God. The word for offspring is zera meaning seed. The word for seeks is baqash and means to search out. The answer to the question of ‘Why one,’ could therefore be answered, or should be answered, that God is searching for the seed of Elohim.

The seed that God is looking for is related to everything produced in agreement and in union with the Supreme God. When Sarah and Abraham finally came into union and agreement with God’s plan, they produced Isaac—the seed of Elohim, through whom the Seed that is Christ came forth. As it says in Romans 9:7: “…in Isaac Your seed shall be called.”  When we are born again through union with Christ, the seed or sperma of Elohim is deposited within us.

“No one who is born of God will continue to sin, because God’s seed remains in them…”  1 John 3:9 NIV

The Greek word for seed is: sperma (G4687) – something sown, seed (including the male “sperm”); by implication offspring; specifically, a remnant, figuratively as if kept over for planting.

“And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise His heel.” Genesis 3:15

In this passage God declares that the Seed of the woman would crush the head of the serpent. We know that this refers prophetically to Jesus—the Seed of Elohim planted within Mary. Procreation is a gift given to women, and one of the keys to the understanding of women’s roles in ministry. Women were created to birth the life of Christ and the will of God on earth.

pro-creation: to beget, to produce, to bring into being, to reproduce, to engender offspring, to create something new.

God’s intention is to enlist His daughters to partner with Him to bring to birth the seeds of His New Thing in the Earth. Women become the gates, doors, and the womb through which His will enters. God uses women to travail with Him, to birth His New Thing, and initiate the beginning of new seasons of time in the epochs of God. Other examples are:

Hannah’s travail and willingness to give her child to God, ushered in a new era for the people of God through her son Samuel.  Leah’s decision to give her fourth child to God with praise, brought forth Judah, whose name means praise. Judah was the chosen tribe through whom the Messiah would come.  Anna was chosen as the intercessor that would travail in prayer in the temple for eight years to birth the manifestation of the Messiah on earth.  Women are now being called out for this time of birthing God’s New Thing.

“Do not remember the former things, Nor consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing, now it shall spring forth; Shall you not know it?” Isaiah 43: 17-19

Whenever God says, ‘Behold I do a new thing,’ it is most certainly a great, mighty, and wonderful thing; a surprising and unexpected thing; a thing that has not entered the heart or mind of man for that moment in time; a thing that is brought forth to initiate the changing of times and seasons as it has been known. In relation to our present time in history—the season of completion and birthing the fullness of God’s plan, summed up in the fullness of the stature of Christ—we can be assured that the New Thing He ushers in will be momentous and weighty. There are a few spectacular and very weighty things that God is about to birth in the Earth in this key moment of history. God is now assembling His daughters in Glory to birth His New thing and the completion of His plan:

A MIGHTY MAN: THE MAN CHILD

The first mighty thing that the woman will give birth to is the coming forth of a Mighty Man—a Warrior. Both the woman and this Mighty Man are revealed to us in Revelation 12:1-5:

“And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: and she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered…”

The woman is pregnant, in pain and is about to give birth.  Before we continue to the Man, we first need to understand all the features of this ‘great wonder in heaven. The great wonder is a woman. This woman represents the global ekklesia—the Israel of God in the earth. She is the Bride of Christ. The totality of the earth is clearly depicted in this passage as she is clothed with the sun and with moon under her feet. Upon her head is a crown of twelve stars. The stars portray the centrality and prominence of Israel as restored to the Head—she takes her place positioned among the nations as the central factor to the counsels of God. Let’s continue on with this passage in verses 4-5:

“And the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.  And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron.”  

Who is this Man Child?  Some have said that this is the birth of Christ, but with a careful reading of this passage, it is clear that this is a future event that does not describe the events surrounding the birth of Christ. The Greek word used for child in this instance is uihos, which represents a grown mature son, not a baby. The birthing of this Man represents the birthing of the Sons of God that the earth is travailing to bring forth (Rom. 8).

The Man Child’s coming forth includes God’s army of women, just as the Woman—the global Body of Christ in travail includes men. The Man Child rules with a rod of iron, representing authority and strength. The term ‘ruling with a rod of iron’ is a direct quote from Psalm 2:9 and represents Christ’s rule on earth. It is also quoted of Christ in Revelation 19. However, this quote is also used by the Holy Spirit to represent the rule of the overcoming sons of God on earth, depicted in Revelation 2:27:

“And he who overcomes, and keeps my works until the end, to him I will give power over the nations ‘He shall rule them with a rod of iron; they shall be dashed to pieces like the potter’s vessels’— as I also have received from My Father…”

The Man Child that is brought forth from the woman’s travail is an entity that is comprised of the mature apostolic ‘Sons of God’ in Holy union with the Son of God. The Man Child therefore has power and authority with Christ to rule. The birth of the Man Child is the promise of God that the overcoming mature church grafted into Israel will rule the nations. The birth of the Man Child is also confirmed by God in Ephesians 4:10-12:

“…till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ…”

The travail that women are called to, is the travail to bring forth sons to the stature of the fullness of Christ, within Whom they begin to rule together as one, and shine with the Light of the Glory of God (Is. 60). The birth of the Man Child in Revelation 12 is a people grown up to the Head—a Headstone generation, a perfected Man of the stature of Christ. The birth of the Man Child is confirmed in Romans chapter 8.  In this passage, we can then comprehend the level of Glory coming to the perfected saints.

“For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God… the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.  For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now.” Romans 8:18-29

The travail of the earth in this passage—groaning in labor in birth pangs, is also the Woman in travail and in pain to be delivered of Revelation 12. The overcoming ones of the seven churches of Revelations 1 to 3 are also those who will come forth as the Man Child of Revelation 12. This is the great wonder of heaven – the woman bringing forth sons—a corporate and Mighty Man.

The seeds of Elohim the Body of Christ is carrying are Mighty and Great!  The birth of these seeds will not happen until God gives the word, until He sees a Body free of rebellion and personal agenda, until He sees the surrendered will, laid down as a gift before Him in humility. God will then announce the word and a multitude of women will carry and deliver it:

“The Lord announces the word, and the women who proclaim it are a mighty throng: “Kings and armies flee in haste; the women at home divide the plunder.” Psalm 68:11-12

God has impregnated His Body with His Son—the Son is the Lion of the tribe of Judah.  God has been patiently waiting for the day when His Bride—the Woman would be ready to give birth to His Life and Presence on Earth.  When this Lion hits the ground, the earth will shake!  Nations will stop to look and behold. The world will turn to see this great thing covered in the Shekinah Glory of God!

THE BREAKER WILL COME

God is now about to birth a New thing for a new season, a time imbued with a new mandate and new challenges.  Much revelation and strategic direction will come, and much will be given to women to participate in the birthing and breaking through of the New thing God is doing!

“The one who breaks open will come up before them; They will break out, pass through the gate, and go out by it; their king will pass before them, with the LORD at their head.” Micah 2:13 KJV

Women carry the Breaker anointing, and the Breaker Himself is united with their travail, intercession, and ministry.  The Breaker comes to break the amniotic sac. After the water breaks contractions follow. The water initiates the labour and comes to facilitate the birth.

“So David went to Baal Perazim, and David defeated them there; and he said, “The LORD has broken through my enemies before me, like a breakthrough of water.” 2 Samuel 5:20

Women are now being called out to birth the New Thing, to renew, repair and rebuild; to birth the days of restoration, to bring forth the New Wineskin. As we said previously this ability to bring forth the New Thing was embedded within the DNA of woman at creation, mandated by God. Women have arrived at an incredible and significant time of history to birth the magnificent masterpiece of God as we have said—the Man Child—a corporate man of the stature of Christ!

“Before she travailed, she brought forth; before her pain came, she was delivered of a man child. Who hath heard such a thing? Who hath seen such things? Shall the earth be made to bring forth in one day? Or shall a nation be born at once? For as soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children.” Isaiah 66:7-9  KJV

Let the travail begin! Women, begin to intercede for the coming forth of the Man Child within you and in the earth.  Decree: The Spirit groans within me, for the manifestations of the Sons of God!

A WOMAN’S PRAYER

 Dear Father, I enter Your Presence as a chosen daughter loved and cherished by you—called forth to accomplish great exploits in Your Holy Name.  Like Mary, I bow to Your purposes and the destiny You have prepared for my life, and say, “Your will be done; be it unto me according to Your Word!”   In humility, I ask Your forgiveness and I repent for the times I have not embraced my womanhood and femininity, and for the times I have even despised it.  Forgive me for my anger towards the men in my life, and for dishonoring men with my words and my attitude.  In Your loving mercy, please forgive me for my anger towards You Lord through the testing and the trials of life.  I know Your ways are perfect Father, and I choose to trust Your ways in my life in all things—I know that as Your Word promises, You will bring me through the waters and through the fire, and I will not be harmed by it, but will be perfected in Your Glory for Your pleasure!

Forgive me for the times I have come into agreement with the enemy and have chosen to believe lies about myself and against You.  You are my loving Father and I choose this day to come into agreement with You and Your will for my future, to become the daughter You created and fashioned for Yourself to bring You joy!  I choose to embrace my identity as a royal daughter and the destiny, prepared for me before the foundations of the world.  I choose to partner with Jesus, my best friend and Bridegroom, and to allow the precious Holy Spirit His way in my life to prepare me as a Bride for Jesus, the Father’s beautiful and Wonderful Son—chief among ten thousand to my soul!

Thy will be done in my life! Thy Kingdom come upon me for Your Glory & Your fame in all the Earth!

May You forever be praised! Amen

EXCERPTS FROM MY BOOK: In His Image!

We Rest He Works! The Set Time Has Come!

God has been preparing His people for this notable hour of history as the containers and dispensers of His life and His goodness. He has been pouring in the treasures of His Word and soaking us in the anointing of His life in preparation for our appointment in the Presence of the King. Everyone has an appointment with the King. Everything we have been through thus far has been preparation for this divine appointment. For those who have been diligent to work with the Holy Spirit in fashioning the ministry He has assigned to you and have persevered through the trials of birthing your assigned portion, God calls you faithful! 

I recently shared in my last word about the upcoming Shmita year on the Jewish Calendar, that will begin on Rosh Hashanah 5782, and falls on September 7th on the Gregorian calendar. God created the Shmita to be a Sabbath year of Rest for the people and the land. Every seventh year God ordained a time of rest, forgiveness of debts and the release of slaves from captivity. Obedience required the faith to know that God would provide supernaturally during this time.

Living in rest is a walk of faith! Obedience to God’s commands, releases the blessings of God. Obedience to God’s ordinance for the Shmita allowed Him to release supernatural signs and wonders on behalf of His people. We are now heading into an appointed and very supernatural year of Divine miracles, where we cease from our labors and from striving, and God rises to His place of Lordship in our lives and over the affairs of this world.

The Day of Rest that is upon us falls in a year represented by two—5782 and 2022. The number two in Hebrew is Bet and its form denotes a house or a container. Some Jewish scholars understand the number two to be the mirror of one. Two also signifies the principle of two witnesses.  In the season ahead, we will see a people coming into conformity to the mirror image of God, as they enter union and rest in Him. We will see God bear witness to His work in man, where He alone determines the matter and the outcome. In the year of two God will align Isaiah 22:22 with its counterpart of Revelation 3:7-8, to place open doors before His faithful servants that no one can shut, and to shut doors that no one can open.

“I know your works. See, I have set before you an open door, and no one can shut it; for you have a little strength, have kept My word, and have not denied My name. Revelations 3:8

This is a word for many who have preserved through the trials, and who will now see doors opening before them as God goes ahead to prepare your way! For the Lord is now rising in His people to begin to build His House according to His design. He is about to release His builders and open great and effective doors to get the work done.

“The nations will fear the name of the LORD, all the kings of the earth will revere your glory. For the LORD will rebuild Zion and appear in His glory.” Psalms 102:14-15

GOD IS ON THE THRONE!

September 7th is Rosh Hashanah, it is the Feast of the Blowing of Trumpets, and the beginning of 5782.  I sense God is saying as He did to Joshua 1:11, Prepare provisions for yourselves, for within three days you will cross over this Jordan, to go in to possess the land which the LORD your God is giving you to possess.”  The Lord is saying that it is time to break camp and move out into your destiny. We are entering a supernatural Day of Rest, as we move into the Day of Battle. This is the dichotomy of the hour, Rest and war, and darkness and light.  When Israel crossed over the Jordan to possess their promised land, they were crossing over into war. The Covid trial we have been walking through in the world has been a disturbing one… allowing dark forces to push a demonic agenda. Yet through it all God has accomplished much in and through His people.

In the days ahead, we may see strange times come upon the earth, but God’s plan will always be unfolding towards His end… and He wins.  There are great times of testing coming and God’s people must dig deep and take these trials as opportunities to build muscles of faith.  Always remember that God has chosen you for such a time…He must therefore believe in you!

It is important for leaders to make up for lost time in preparing their people for the days of trial, by giving them the tools to find the fortitude to stand in the midst of turmoil while fully trusting in the faithfulness of a God who is mighty to save. Those with influence will  be called to instill strength to those who are losing hope. As the Psalmist has said, “God is on the throne!” God is on the job and is in full control. We must trust Him in the way He chooses to work things out.

God is now preparing to dress you, your ministry, and the resources you have birthed, in Royal garments for service to the King. You are being beautified by the Holy Spirit for your appointment with Him. You will see the King move into your life to take over and open appointed and effective doors for you, doors that you could never open for yourselves. God is saying that your appointed time has come!

“But you, LORD, sit enthroned forever; your renown endures through all generations. You will arise and have compassion on Zion, for it is time to show favor to her; the appointed time has come.” Psalms 102:12-13

This word has been ringing loudly in spirit for three days and I have begun to see miracles begin to break out in my life. Grab hold of this word as I fully believe it is for the Body of Christ at this time! Over the past years, God has been working to put to death the flesh and carnal nature in us, that seeks to make our work and ministry all about ourselves rather than the One that we serve. That is about to change. There is a new breed coming forth whose faces are set on their King—their only desire is to know Him and to ensure that He gets all the Glory He so deserves. They are friends of the Bridegroom.

The Breaker Wave Shall Come!

 

The New Wineskin is the Temple presently being refashioned for God’s Glory and for Christ’s return. It rises in conformity to God as His final resting place—a sanctuary for His eternal habitation. After Israel left Egypt, God instructed Moses to, “Build Me a sanctuary!”  After David received the blueprint for the Temple, to House the Presence of God, he tells Solomon his son, “Be strong and do the work.”

“Every part of this plan,” David told Solomon, “was given to me in writing from the hand of the LORD.” Then David continued, “Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Don’t be afraid or discouraged, for the LORD God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you. He will see to it that all the work related to the Temple of the LORD is finished correctly. 1 Chronicles 28:20

So, God’s intention is for His house to be built, and that it is built correctly! Each dwelling place of God portrayed in the Bible, represented a facet of God—Law and order, Worship, Glory, and Grace. God’s final place of rest will represent all facets of Himself.  This final Sanctuary is the Wineskin of Jeshua and will reflect the Hebraic dynamic.  Believers of all nations are authentically grafted into the Vine that is Israel, that is Jeshua—A vine out of Egypt planted in Israel for the salvation of the world—out of Egypt I have called My Son (Matt. 2:15, Hos.11:1).

“You have brought a vine out of Egypt; You have cast out the nations, and planted it. You prepared room for it, and caused it to take deep root, and it filled the land. The hills were covered with its shadow, And the mighty cedars with its boughs. She sent out her boughs to the Sea, And her branches to the River.” Psalms 80:8

Jeshua Our Jewish King!

Jeshua, Son of Israel, is the Vine chosen by God connecting the River flowing from the Throne, through Israel into the Sea of humanity. Israel is the Hebraic root of all Gentile believers who are authentically grafted in. Jeshua is the Root and the Offspring of David—the destination and completion of the Journey that culminates and is completed in Jerusalem.

During the new era of the 20’s that was initiated by the entrance of Covid-19, God took this opportunity to begin the dismantling the blueprint of His House generated by man’s agenda and He began to re-build it from the blueprint ordained in Heaven. God’s blueprint is modeled in the Messiah—the blueprint to which His Glory will manifest in passionate love for His Bride.

It is important and necessary for all to understand that Jeshua is a Jewish King. His Throne is established on the Mountains of Jerusalem, divinely connected to His Throne in Heaven. He is seated on His Throne with Jerusalem as His footstool. Jerusalem—the City of the great King, is divinely and eternally connected to Jeshua, by His own determination and will.

“Will you at this time restore the Kingdom to Israel.” This was the question the disciples asked of The King. He answered them that it was not for them to know the time. Heaven is presently holding back the King until the times of restoration, back to the Kingdom model centered in Jerusalem, from where He will rule and reign.

Persecution Comes

The Ekklesia are those who represent the Kingdom—they serve the Great King and are sent out endued with His authority!  They bow to His will. They serve His desires. They serve no other will but His. Our commitment is to Him and to enforce His will. This type of devotion will attract persecution to all who serve Him—both Jew and Gentile.

Persecution will come. I recently read a tweet from a well-known person stating that forty five percent of evangelical Christians refuse to get the vaccination and are now the new North Korea or China, meaning the new enemy.  I have also heard prominent Media personalities attacking Christians with similar statements. Persecution will be rising exponentially in the coming days for both Jews and Christians.  Believers must find their place of strength and safety in the Lord—He is our Glory zone of refuge.  Worship the King, obey the Holy Spirit, bless Israel and you will be blessed. Don’t be a fault-finder—love, pray and bless the Jewish people.

“For the days are coming where to find Me will be to find Me locked in My embrace of Israel. The time is coming when I will no longer look away or be silent at those who discount or disparage My people.  I Am Israel—Prince of God! The history of My Coming to planet Earth is embedded eternally into Israel’s history—I suddenly came to them, for the salvation of the world. I came from the womb of My Beloved. I will return to My place in Jerusalem to rule and reign. Those who will not align to this truth will find themselves on a different path than I am travelling and will be outside of My will and purposes in this hour. For I am moving on a clear path—My destination is Zion.  I am moving in Aliyah—returning to My homeland, from where I will rule the Earth. Those who are aligned to My will, will find the path ahead saturated with oil and with divine providence, for My hand will rest on you with great favor and Glory.

Prepare My Sanctuary in your midst and build My House. Build according to My blueprint.  My blueprint has a Throne—A Throne set in Jerusalem. My blueprint is a Kingdom.  I am a Great King, and everything surrounds My will and My desires. Everything revolves around serving Me, pleasing Me and Ministering to Me. Leaders you are called to minister to Me, to serve Me and bow to My will. Do not attempt to build according to the old ways—look to Me, I am the Center, you serve My will and nothing else. My House will be called a House of tefillah where all come to commune with me and serve My will—where I and I alone am exalted and served. You enter My gates with thanksgiving and with praise; you wait before Me to see what I shall say—waiting at My gates. Honor Me and I will manifest my great Presence. David understood this, that is why the blueprint I gave him will be restored for all nations, and for My second coming. Thousands upon thousands of worshippers were ordained to worship before Me, and thousands upon thousands of priests ordained to minister to Me. This is the House I desire! Return to Me and build my Sanctuary! Arise and work! For I will be with you as you seek my face for direction.

God is preparing to come, to break into the world situation as the Breaker. According to scripture the Breaker rested on the head of a people—an army, prepared to fight with Him to break through the barriers and obstacles, attempting to restrict the way of the Presence.

“The breaker is come up before them: they have broken up, and have passed through the gate, and are gone out by it: and their king shall pass before them, and the LORD on the head of them.” Micah 2:13

Jill Austin gave a powerful description of the breaker anointing, she said: “A breaker anointing is a catalytic deposit of the Holy Spirit where eternity breaks through into the natural realm. It’s a holy invasion where the gates of heaven are breaking open with visitations and salvations, healing and deliverance. The breaker anointing is the core anointing of the apostolic Church.”

A Breaker Wave Comes!

The warfare is about to ramp up and intensify as His Presence draws ever closer. A tsunami wave of God’s Presence is about to break over the Earth, a wave that will bring great turbulence, change and Glory.  As I was pondering this wave, I heard the Lord say to search the words wave and breaker and was both stunned and shaken by what I found.

In fluid dynamics, a breaking wave or breaker is a wave whose amplitude reaches a critical level at which some process can suddenly start to occur that causes large amounts of wave energy to be transformed into turbulent kinetic energy. (Wikipedia)

There is much to unpack in this definition in regard to what God is revealing. When the wave pulls back and reaches the critical point at which its energy level is at the maximum, it means something is about to occur. A new process is about to begin. Large amounts of wave energy is then released and transformed into turbulent kinetic energy. This is tremendous energy that creates movement—a movement of uncontrolled ferocious power readied to be unleashed. Why did God tell me to check these words and what is He saying to us? I believe He is saying to be ready for what is about to break over the Earth.

I remember watching videos of the great tsunami of 2004 in Thailand, as it roared and swept over the land uprooting and moving everything in its path—boats, cars, trees and even buildings, nothing could resist the power and the energy of the wave released—yet many did survive. Those that were able to survive did so because of three main reasons. They clung to something secure that was immovable, like  trees and certain objects. Some were able to get to high ground and were safe, and others were able to flow with the wave and were miraculously unharmed—many experiencing supernatural miracles.

These are principles important for believers to adhere to in these times. The secure thing to cling to that is immovable is Christ. Your relationship to Christ must be secured and anchored—He is our strong Tower of Refuge. The high ground of authority in Christ is also the place we must learn to occupy and dwell, before the shaking begins. And lastly, we cannot forget the miracle working power of God to supernaturally save in any situation we may face. Without fear we can ride the waves and the heights with Him to rescue those that are lost.

I began this word with Israel because in the coming days, to be securely grafted into the place where the LORD has chosen to secure Himself, is to be safe and to be blessed. Israel is the center around which everything in the world revolves, as it is the seat of the Throne from where the King will sit to judge the Earth. This is the time to be fully aligned and secured in Jeshua in all His ways, virtues, and the dynamics of who He is as a Son of Israel.

“Israel has experienced a hardening in part until the full number of the Gentiles has come in, and in this way all Israel will be saved. As it is written: “The deliverer will come from Zion; he will turn godlessness away from Jacob.” Romans 11:25-26

In the last days the mountain of the LORD’s temple will be established as the highest of the mountains; it will be exalted above the hills, and all nations will stream to it. Many peoples will come and say, “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the temple of the God of Jacob. He will teach us his ways, so that we may walk in his paths.” The law will go out from Zion, the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.” Isaiah 2:3 Israel is the high Ground where we must find ourselves to be safe during the coming tsunami wave and shakings hitting the Earth. Everyone must do Aliyah in the Spirit, returning to Jerusalem our future home in the King. Set your anchor in Jeshua, King of Israel, Blessed is the King of Israel!” John 12 :13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Day of Reckoning!

In my last word I shared on the book of Amos, and from the time that the Lord said I was to read this book, I have been mulling over it. Amos was uncompromising in his devotion to God and through this prophet, the Lord made it clear to the nation that their religious prayers and sacrifices did not compensate for the evil taking place and would not protect them from the ruling of the Righteous Judge. God always looks at the heart of man and its motivations rather than its actions, which can often camouflage unrighteous motives. The foundation of God’s throne is justice and righteousness—this is by His determination. God highly esteems righteousness, fairness, and balanced scales, that is at the heart and core of who He is!

“But let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream,” Amos 5:24

In the time of Amos, God confronted the great injustices happening in every sphere of the nation; he addressed the blatant disregard for those living in abject poverty and lack, while the rich and elite got fat on excessive and lavish lifestyles. The nation did not guard against the accelerating demonic drift into lawlessness, nor did it comprehend the level of God’s displeasure over the injustice and unrighteous living. Warning after warning was sent, but the nation did not regard the message. The word of the Lord Amos brought to the nation was rejected. They admonished him to stop prophesying and questioned his credibility, condescendingly noting that he was just a lowly shepherd.

Through the prophesying of Amos, God repeatedly said that he would not relent or pass by the nation’s sin any longer—it was a wake-up call to change their ways. The Lord gave much time for repentance and much opportunity for the nation to turn from their wicked ways, as happened in Nineveh. At this time other prophets like Hosea were also prophesying of a coming day where they would be called to account—a divine intervention was impending. But to no avail! In God’s longsuffering, thirty to forty years passed before Assyria suddenly marched against Israel.

There was a time when I was to share a word from the Lord at a church, but lost my voice. I fervently prayed for God to heal my voice, but he didn’t. Instead, He said to give the word in the voice that I had—that my whisper was to be a sign and a wonder. He said that those who had ears to hear would hear. As it turned out they did hear, and God moved powerfully. How important it is to hear what the Spirit is saying—to understand His movements and hear His warnings. God gives the humble ears to hear, and He gives much time to repent. However, the day does come when He says, I will not pass by any longer!

A Day of Reckoning is at Hand

During a recent time of intercession, I heard the Lord say the words, a day of reckoning. There was weight on the statement, and I felt led to check the definition of the word reckoning. It means in essence, a settling of accounts, the time where we are forced to deal with a grave situation—the time where God has reached His limit or patience—the end of the discussion. In the Hebrew, the word reckon is pquddah and also means visitation—a time of encountering the living God for a time of discipline. In the book of Ezekiel, God declared that even if Noah, Moses or Daniel were to intercede on behalf of the land, that He would not listen to them (Ez. 14:20). Even though God is longsuffering, He does have limits to his patience. When time is up, the time for dialogue is over.

A Day of Reckoning is at Hand. The present U.S. administration has clearly not been given the mandate or the anointing to lead the nation, or to carry the responsibility of being the world leader. They are presently fumbling and stumbling under the weight of the office and the mandate the job carries. The shadow government of the prior Obama administration seems also to be very much in play as the press secretary recently admitted that he was meeting on a regular basis with Biden. Many news sources are now calling the present administration, Obama’s third term. It could well be called the Obiden administration.

“Woe to those who make unjust laws, to those who issue oppressive decrees, to deprive the poor of their rights and withhold justice from the oppressed of my people, making widows their prey and robbing the fatherless. What will you do on the day of reckoning, when disaster comes from afar? To whom will you run for help? Where will you leave your riches? Isaiah 10:1-3 

Nations have fallen to a gross departure from the norms of a civilized society. Horrendous things are now taking place such as young children not only being trafficked in the sex trade, but the latest horror has become organ trafficking. Children’s organs are now a valuable commodity and can go for hundreds of thousands of dollars. This has become big business in Africa, China, and Mexico where children are kidnapped, and their organs sent to Europe and North America.

Recently a Democratic state lawmaker spearheaded a bill that would criminalize medical enhancements given for children and minors under 18, for transitioning to another gender. It should not be necessary to legislate against insanity, however, even so, a multitude of his colleagues denounced both him and the legislation. There are also many with liberal mindsets, who find babies being aborted up to the day of its birth as acceptable. A culture of death and evil is steadily and ominously seeping into society where it has become acceptable to call good evil and evil good, where pastors and Christian leaders are prevented from meeting and preaching Christian values.

A day of reckoning is also coming for the elites of the world whose lives are being weighed in the balances. What is owed must be paid. What is stolen must be returned, a balancing of the accounts is being called for. Those who thought they had gotten away with fraud, theft and robbing the nations of its wealth will be called to account for it. There is an extraordinary ever-growing disparity between the rich and the poor, those dominated by the rise of the mega corporations. During the space of one year, during the time of Covid, when so many people have suffered, lost their livelihood, their businesses, their incomes and even their lives, these corporations have doubled their profits in the hundreds of billions. Thousands of small businesses have had to permanently close their doors, while mega corporations grow to become Global giants, increasing their dominance and influence over nations and even governments.

Where is God in all This?

Some may have wondered where God is in all of this, and why He has not moved to stop the madness. Why has He allowed it to continue? God sees it all, as nothing is hidden from him. We cannot try to fathom the higher and surpassing ways of God, His perfect understanding of all things, and the ways and timing of how He chooses to move. But can we imagine How grieved He must be! The One who loves beyond understanding, especially the children. Repeated examples in scripture warn us that, though it may be long in coming, the day of reckoning does come! The Word reveals that God chooses to be silent in seasons, but His silence does not last forever!

Make thankfulness your sacrifice to God, and keep the vows you made to the Most High. Then call on me when you are in trouble, and I will rescue you, and you will give me glory.” But God says to the wicked: “Why bother reciting my decrees and pretending to obey my covenant? For you refuse my discipline and treat my words like trash. When you see thieves, you approve of them, and you spend your time with adulterers. Your mouth is filled with wickedness, and your tongue is full of lies. You sit around and slander your brother—your own mother’s son. While you did all this, I remained silent, and you thought I didn’t care. But now I will rebuke you, listing all my charges against you. Repent, all of you who forget me, or I will tear you apart, and no one will help you. But giving thanks is a sacrifice that truly honors me. If you keep to my path, I will reveal to you the salvation of God.” Psalm 50:14-23 NLT

I don’t particularly like writing words highlighting darkness or the discipline of God. I would much rather write of the Joy, the Glory, and the Light, but know I have to be obedient to what I feel God is leading me to share. Writing about the Light and about Jesus is easy, as He is so magnificent and beautiful, full of goodness, majesty, and Glory.  But God is grieved about these things, and if we carry His heart, we will be grieved also and be moved to align with Him in His intercession. It is easy to become self-centered and inward focused on our own needs, desires, and comforts. It is easier to choose to ignore the presence and realities of evil. But there is a rising cry, that is becoming a crescendo, coming up from the Earth before the throne of God—from the children, from the despairing, and from the blood of the slain that speaks.

According to a new report, a large percentage of Europe have abandoned Christianity. Unless God moves to do something, a generation will be lost.  God will move on behalf of the children! He will have a posterity that carries His name into the future. God does have a people who will serve Him whole heartedly in this hour, who will not be shaken by the shakings that will come. He does have a people prepared who will walk in His likeness, who will walk amongst the evil and the sinners, to save those who will hear. He does have a people who will walk like He walked and do the works that He did and more—its promised in scripture!  He will have a people who will carry the mantle of Isaiah 61, on whom the Spirit of the Lord rests. An army of compassionate souls who bring beauty for ashes. In the Day of Reckoning the Lord’s intention is to save many! He will not be silent for long. He will come to save!

The LORD will march forth like a mighty hero; he will come out like a warrior, full of fury. He will shout his battle cry and crush all his enemies“I have long been silent; yes, I have restrained myself. But now, like a woman in labor, I will cry and groan and pant. Isaiah 42:13-14 

The Lord is calling for a heart change in His people and not an outward show of piety—a true move of brokenness over sin. Rather than attempting to justify our sin nature, its time to get real with God. For many days I have been hearing the words, rend your hearts and not your garments, and later found it in scripture:

“So rend your heart, and not your garments; Return to the LORD your God, For He is gracious and merciful, Slow to anger, and of great kindness; And He relents from doing harm.  Who knows if He will turn and relent, And leave a blessing behind Him.”  Joel 2:13-14

Get Ready For The Plumb Line to Fall!

Over the past week I have been hearing the Lord say to read the book of Amos. As I read, what was  outstanding to me, was that things had reached a state where God decided it was time to do something—that He would no longer turn aside. The situation was grave and called for significant measures, where it became necessary to bring out Heaven’s ultimate weapon against corruption—the only solution to the problem!  God said to Amos, I am sending the Plumb Line!

“And the LORD said to me, “Amos, what do you see?” And I said, “A plumb line.” Then the Lord said: “Behold, I am setting a plumb line in the midst of My people Israel; I will not pass by them anymore.”  Amos 7:8

The Plumb Line is the stature and measure of Christ, the King! It is a revelation and manifestation of the true authentic Christ in fullness of stature and Glory; where in beholding Him, all fall prostrate and declare, “Woe is me; I am a man of unclean lips.” The Plumb line will expose and bring all mixture within the House of God into the light to reveal what is of Christ and what is not. Nothing and no one is pure and perfect other than Jesus Christ! Nonetheless, the repentant are safely hidden within Him. It will become increasingly important to be secured in Him—to recognize and become aligned with the authentic Christ and not another christ. Jesus warned that there would be many false christs manifesting and giving false testimony as the days draw closer to His return. It is in knowing Jesus intimately in His five-fold High Priestly role, and in all the attributes and virtues resident within Him, that we are able to discern the counterfeit and not acknowledge another.

Our God is a jealous God who dislikes mixture. At present there is a mix of good and evil in every sphere of humanity—becoming more clearly defined with each day. We see a mixture of the lie with the truth, mixture in the motivations of heart and mixture of all kinds of spirits functioning. God is clearly drawing a distinguishing line between light and darkness, thereby eliminating the fence sitters and confronting the lukewarm in His Church.  In the parable of the wheat and tares, God said, let them grow together to their fullness until the time of harvest (Matt. 13:30). Well, it’s harvest time and the Plumb Line will be moving to separate the wheat from the tares. In a previous word that I wrote regarding 2021, the Lord showed me that good and evil would be coming to a head beginning in 2021.

In these times, it has become extremely important to discern the veiled deception within every discourse, as everything now spoken through all forms of media—written, audio or video, is now mixed with politics, innuendo and lies, and is releasing deliberate, intentional duplicity. What was thought to be conspiracy in the past is now proving to be factual, however, to confuse, it is being presented cloaked in lies and propaganda.

A common tactic of the enemy—his chief strategy used in the garden, is to conceal truth within error and ambiguity, to discredit the truth. He does this brilliantly on both sides of the equation as a masterful propagandist. He creates mixture so truth is masked and undiscernible. People see or hear the error and either throw out the treasure with the defiling influences or embrace the truth along with error. God is the two-edged sword discerning the thoughts and motivations of man and is the Revealer of truth. Only the Spirit of God by the Word has the power to divide between flesh and spirit, and truth and the lie. How important then is it for us to become one with Christ in His heart and mind.

“For the word of God is living and active and full of power [making it operative, energizing, and effective]. It is sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating as far as the division of the soul and spirit [the completeness of a person], and of both joints and marrow [the deepest parts of our nature], exposing and judging the very thoughts and intentions of the heart.” Hebrew 4:12 AMP

It has become critical in these times to have a mind that is renewed, formed in union with the mind of Christ. The mind is the new wineskin now being fashioned to perceive the thoughts and intentions of God for this volatile season. There is much flesh and too little Spirit and Word presenting right now. A smorgasbord of opinions has infiltrated the Church based on secular ideas and philosophy and not on the supernatural Word, Will and nature of God. Paul admonishes us in Romans 12:2 too have a renewed mind.

“Stop imitating the ideals and opinions of the culture around you, but be inwardly transformed by the Holy Spirit through a total reformation of how you think. This will empower you to discern God’s will as you live a beautiful life, satisfying and perfect in his eyes.” TPT

The prayer of power is the one Jesus taught us to pray—Thy will be done, Thy Kingdom come on Earth as it is in Heaven. Every Kingdom has a King! We have one King, one Lord and one Master, and every knee must bow to Him. What does it matter what we have to say and about our many opinions! All that matters is what the King’s opinion is and what He has to say! The only thing that produces for eternity is what is done through Him, in His Name.  The Lord is not asking us to rule for Him, to govern for Him, to pastor for Him, or to evangelize for Him.  He is not calling us to work for Him! He has called and chosen us that He—the King, might rule through us, govern through us, pastor through us, evangelize through us, and administrate His House through us.

Some focus all their energy on building their own houses and empires when God is saying, build My House! His House is a corporate body of many parts, and without Him as the centre in the mix, we can do nothing and accomplish nothing of eternal value. The new move of God coming, is Christ moving through a newly formed and submitted wineskin, where the King rises, moves in, takes over, cleans up the messes we have made, and cleanses the defiling secular and even demonic influences we have allowed in His house.

The King comes to establish His Kingdom, and the Faith as it is in Heaven! In comparison to His intentions, the humble will recognize that, at present there is mixture in every aspect of governance of His House. When He moves, all must yield to him and every knee must bow to His demands. As He says in Amos, He will overturn, just as He overturned everything in the temple when He first came. We have built His House according to the world’s blueprint and standards, when, as the Chief Architect, He designed it to be a House of prayer!

“Even them I will bring to My holy mountain, and make them joyful in My house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and their sacrifices will be accepted on My altar; For My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations.” Isaiah 56:7

“And he taught, saying unto them, is it not written, My house shall be called of all nations the house of prayer? But ye have made it a den of thieves.” Mark 11:17 KJV

The word for as used in for all nations, is not in the original translation I believe the King James Version translation is more accurate, where God is saying that all nations shall call the House of God a House of Prayer. The word prayer in Hebrew is tefillah, which embodies the heart of love and worship in communion with its Creator. Tzvi Freeman’s commentary on this verse captures the essence of the definition of the word tefillah in Jewish thought:

But what kind of labor can the heart do to serve G‑d? The classic Jewish answer is that this is tefillah: a labor of awakening the hidden love within the heart until a state of intimate union with the divine is achieved. That’s why the common translation—prayer—is horribly inaccurate. Prayer implies two distinct entities, an inferior one making a request of a superior. There is another Hebrew word for this: bakashah. Similarly, worship has a word: shevach. Tefillah includes both these elements but is itself neither of them. Instead, communion may be a better word—defined as a joining together of mind and spirit.” (Chabad.org)

In Mark 11, God is declaring that all nations will call His House a House of tefillah—a place where Communion with Him transpires, where He is exalted—a place where He is acknowledged as Lord, where He directs and administrates His House. In tefillah we discern, we understand, we receive revelation, and we receive direction. What were the leaders of the Ecclesia doing at Antioch, they were fasting, praying and ministering to the Lord in tefillah? These are three requirements for Governance of God’s affairs and estate. We can’t fear the people, we must fear God first and foremost.

In writing this word, I saw a picture of the Plumb Line having a diamond as the tip; the diamond representing all the facets of Christ—our multidimensional God. A diamond is the hardest known material on earth, even stronger than steel, and can even cut through glass. It is said that only diamonds can cut diamonds. The Plumb Line of Christ is the Diamond being sent through the Holy Spirit to now cut and shape His corporate people, to fashion us into the most brilliant reflection of His Glory and all the facets of the marvels of His life.

God is calling His people to come out of the world and be seated at His table. He is presently preparing a feast, setting a table for us, and asking us to come and dine with Him. Much of the world is presently dining at the table of demons, feasting on hate, anger, and every kind of foul bird. We can’t seek to appease and compromise on God’s Word. Preaching must be founded on the Word of God—even the tough passages on sin. Righteous, fearless, preaching must rise once again to declare righteousness and holy living in the House of God, according to the Plumb Line of Christ (without religious controlling spirits).  As I was reading Amos God got my attention with another scripture.

“This is what the Sovereign LORD showed me: a basket of ripe fruit. “What do you see, Amos?” he asked. “A basket of ripe fruit,” I answered. Then the LORD said to me, “The time is ripe for my people Israel; I will spare them no longer.” Amos 8:1-2 

Amos saw a basket of ripe fruit; other translations say a basket of summer fruit.  God spoke in this passage using two similar Hebrew words as a play on words, the first is qayits meaning harvest, ripe or summer fruit; and the other in reference to Israel is qets meaning an end or extremity.  The basket of fruit represents the people of God. I Believe It is possible that by summer we will see a shaking begin and God move in unique ways. The dynamic of the Plumb Line is two-fold in that it works to bring the righteous and submitted into fullness of alignment with Christ, yet, by its nature as the piercing Light of God it will stir and shake the demonic foundations of the Earth.  The Plumb Line will rebuild the House of God to represent tefillah.  Amos 9:11 tells us that the Lord will return to raise up and rebuild the Tabernacle of David—a House built within the Jewish dynamic of Jeshua, in the order of tefillah to possess the harvest of all the Gentiles called by His name!

“On that day I will raise up the tabernacle of David, which has fallen down, and repair its damages; I will raise up its ruins and rebuild it as in the days of old; That they may possess the remnant of Edom, And all the Gentiles who are called by My name,” Says the LORD who does this thing.”

God is getting ready to release the Plumb Line to Build the House of Tefillah! I believe He is saying that the people are ripe, and the time is ripe for a move of God! Will we be found ripe and ready for action in surrender to God, or will we be found ripe and ready to be spoiled? Selah

Receive The Scepter of Authority!

 

Over the days of Purim, in a devotional time with the Lord, He began to open certain aspects of Esther’s story to me. I have taught many times on the story of Esther as have many, and have tended to focus on certain chapters, as in chapter 4, where she courageously makes the decision to go before the king, despite protocol stating that unless the king put forth his scepter, her death would be guaranteed. Esther made the decision to risk her life for the cause of her people and said those famous words, “If I perish, I perish!”  Both Esther and Mordecai received great favor because of their obedience to God.  That morning however, God began to highlight to me the process Esther went through before she was chosen to be Queen.

Esther was greatly favored by Hegai the king’s eunuch and was given a special room in the king’s house with seven women from the king’s courts to serve her. Hegai is a picture of the Holy Spirit’s work in our lives, to prepare us for our King Jesus. The Holy Spirit is there to love on us, teach, prepare, equip, heal, and refine, to bring us forth in Glory.

Esther was prepared for twelve months in oils—twelve representing governmental authority. For six months she was prepared with the oil of Myrrh and for six months with oils to beautify her.  Myrrh was the oil used to anoint Jesus for burial. Nicodemus brought one hundred pounds of Myrrh and aloes with which they anointed Jesus’ body and wrapped it in linen after His death on the Cross. Myrrh represents the willingness to offer one’s life as a sacrifice for the greater good, and for the Kingdom of God.

Esther was soaked in these oils representing the anointing of the Holy Spirit.  She was being prepared in purity, to go before the King. She was being prepared for her position as a representative of the Royal kingdom. Esther was prepared in purity for intimacy and relationship with the King. She was prepared in wisdom to carry the scepter of the kingdom’s authority, and she was prepared in character to write the Royal decrees.

In my time with the Lord, I saw a picture of myself being clothed in the Royal garments of the Kingdom and saw God handing me His scepter. I believe this picture is representative word for all who have paid the price and made the choice to remain in His Fire through the refining process.

As I pondered this picture, I suddenly felt led to check the definition of the word Scepter and discovered that it meant to invest with authority. I was then led me to check the definition of the word invest and was surprised that both these words were confirmed the meaning and significance of the picture God was revealing to me.

The word invest means to provide or endow someone with a quality or with an attribute; to formally confer a rank or office on someone; to invest something or confer a right or power to someone; to endow with authority. Invest also means to clothe or cover with a garment; to clothe with the insignia of a rank.

God is presently investing and endowing many with great authority, this includes many of His daughters called to the frontlines. He is clothing with Royal garments all those having come through the fires of purification and having been soaked in the oils of the Holy Spirit. He is placing His overcoming ones in the rank He has prepared for them. He is putting Royal garments on His Bride who will wield the scepter of righteousness and decree the demise of the enemy campaign against His people and the destruction of their strongholds.

There are many who have persevered in intimacy, who have persevered in prayer, and have continued to believe to see the salvation of the Lord against present tyranny.  Esther is now rising to be presented and seen before the courts and before the world stage, truly prepared for such a time as this! Esther represents those who have been called to stand in authority in the courts of Heaven and legislate the heavens in Christ as described in Zechariah 3:7:

“If you will walk in My ways, And if you will keep My command, Then you shall also judge My house, And likewise have charge of My courts; I will give you places to walk Among these who stand here.” Zechariah 3:7

When king Ahasuerus summoned Vashti to come forth and show her beauty she refused. Vashti represents the religious and disobedient wife. Esther was brought forth to replace her.  Esther was on the edge of making the same mistake of not rising to her place in her hour, to stand in the place of destiny created for her.  Mordecai declared to Esther that if she chose to remain silent, deliverance would arise from elsewhere.  When she hesitated, Mordecai wisely admonished her with these words:

“For if you remain completely silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish.”  Esther 4:14

Esther made the wise decision to be courageous having understood that she was called and created for this moment of history. Today we are living in a time of great trouble on earth and may be approaching times of even greater trouble and God is now calling for His Bride to arise and present herself!  As  Mordecai admonished and warned Esther to take her place, God is calling His Bride to come out from their dressing room and is saying to her: ‘Arise and shine for your light has come! Come forth into the Glory I have prepared for you.”

God has been at work carefully preparing His Body as the vessel that will give birth to the establishment of His Kingdom on Earth.  We have been in a long season of learning and growing in maturity.  During this time of growth, we have been kept by God within the confines or parameters of His protective shield.  This shield has acted like a giant incubator where God has been transforming us, as in the case of a caterpillar, from one form of species into a brand-new creature.

Many are now experiencing the sense of being on the edge of breakthrough, as the Body outgrows this place and pushes against the confines. There is a sense of having been trained as a prize stallion to run a race yet waiting in the stall for the trumpet to blow.

When the trumpet sounds, we will be given a window of time to do the work of building the Ark to contain and gather in the harvest.  We must be ready to run, with everything we have in us, when the trumpet sounds. God will sound His trumpet through His leaders who have been prepared to forge ahead and lead His tribes; those who have ears to hear Him and who have the anointing to marshal the army.

The Lord declared out of our belly would flow Rivers of Living Water (John 7).  This Greek word koilia sometimes translated as belly or heart, also means womb or a hollow cavity. The womb of the Bride is the container filled with all the treasures of God prepared for this hour. As the Bride comes forth in Glory, she will begin to birth God’s treasures in the Earth.  She is being cleansed and prepared as the womb that will give birth to the most glorious hour of all history.

The River flowing from the womb of the Bride will birth Life where death once reigned. Where the River flows there will be life! In the times surrounding the Day of the Lord, the Bride will enter the travail to bring forth birth the Harvest and God’s Kingdom on Earth. This travail and intercession will be aggressive and sometimes violent.  It is a determined travail that will not settle for anything less than the new life. What does this new life look like in the Bride? It looks like Isaiah 61; it looks like Jesus:

“The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the LORD’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion– to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the LORD for the display of his splendor. They will rebuild the ancient ruins and restore the places long devastated; they will renew the ruined cities that have been devastated for generations. Strangers will shepherd your flocks; foreigners will work your fields and vineyards. And you will be called priests of the LORD, you will be named ministers of our God. You will feed on the wealth of nations, and in their riches you will boast. Instead of your shame you will receive a double portion, and instead of disgrace you will rejoice in your inheritance. And so you will inherit a double portion in your land, and everlasting joy will be yours.

“For I, the LORD, love justice; I hate robbery and wrongdoing. In my faithfulness I will reward my people and make an everlasting covenant with them. Their descendants will be known among the nations and their offspring among the peoples. All who see them will acknowledge that they are a people the LORD has blessed.”

I delight greatly in the LORD; my soul rejoices in my God. For he has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of his righteousness, as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels. For as the soil makes the sprout come up and a garden causes seeds to grow, so the Sovereign LORD will make righteousness and praise spring up before all nations.”

The Bride’s water is about to break and gush forth, the baby is coming, and God will ensure that nothing will get in the way of the delivery.  The waters of the Holy Spirit will break forth over the Earth, ushering an intense and painful time of travail.  We will get through this time because of the joy of knowing the baby is coming and will arrive on time.

The Lord will cleanse His Body and make His Bride Glorious. This is the work the Lord must do in His Bride as He makes her harmless to humanity and dangerous to the enemy (Matt. 10:16). This season of circumcision and healing we have been in must have taken place before the Bride could be released to bring transformation in the Earth.

The Lord is seeking out those who will humble themselves and submit to His ways to release them to go and conquer lands for His kingdom. God is asking us if we love Him enough to take the risk and trust Him enough to believe that through Him, we can overcome all hindrances in us and all obstacles on the path ahead.

There are two prominent revelations in Esther 4:14, the ‘time’ we are called to, and the ‘cost’ of holding back, “…you will perish.”  Our attitude must become that of Esther’s—she drank the Lord’s cup and declared, “If I perish, I perish.”  I believe that this is the name of the aged bottle of Wine reserved to be served in the last days, for the Day of the Lord!

When Esther chose to come before the king in boldness, the sceptre of the authority of the kingdom was lifted toward her.  She was given great favour and her requests granted, up to half the kingdom!  Esther touched the head of the Sceptre of the kingdom, representing an act of union with the king.

The Hebrew word for top is rosh, which means head.  Under the governance of the king—the head of the kingdom, sanctioned by the full weight of his rule, Esther was granted power and right in the kingdom!  Esther was given great authority and the liberty to write any decree on behalf of her people to foil the plots of the enemy! As the number eight represents new beginnings, Esther 8:8 ushered a new season  and beginning for the people of God:

“Now write another decree in the king’s name on behalf of the Jews as seems best to you, and seal it with the king’s signet ring—for no document written in the king’s name and sealed with his ring can be revoked.” Esther 8:8 

The King told Esther to write another decree, taking into consideration the decree Haman had already written to destroy the Jews. The king tells Esther to write a new decree that would eliminate Haman’s decree. Esther wrote one that gave her people the right to rise up and defend their rights, property and families, and completely annihilate their enemy.

Esther completed the job given by God to Saul, to destroy the Amalakite enemy. Saul like Vashti represents the religious in this hour, who through sin, deception or disobedience are working against the purposes of God. The Lord declared in His Word that if we were not for Him we were against Him.

“Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters.” Matthew 12:30 

Like Esther, God is now calling forth His leaders to now present themselves; this includes His daughters who play significant roles in the government of His House. They are to be granted great authority, power, and right to thwart the worst plots of the enemy in these last days. They will be anointed to write new decrees to drive them out, and release great blessing for the people of God!

 

Is it Time For The Sons of God?

 

The world is presently swirling in confusion and chaos, and many are people losing hope and are desperate for good news—Good News the Body of Christ is in possession of! We are on the edge of a Great Awakening that will usher in the greatest Harvest the Church has yet seen. The need of the hour is for a Church mobilized to work with the Lord of the Harvest and occupy the Harvest fields.

Over the past week I have been sensing in my spirit that we are on the edge of an event that will bring change causing a shift to the dynamic of this season. I have also been seeing the phrase the sons of God highlighted in my spirit. In Romans chapter 8, Paul speaks of a remarkable event that will come upon the earth in a unique season of time. This supernatural occurrence is the revealing of the sons of God. Paul tells us that this event is underscored by the groaning of the whole earth in a significant and exceptional travail to bring it forth.

The revelation of the sons of God, is an event that God has prepared for, from before time; it is the ultimate fulfillment of His heart’s desire—the chief end of all His work. His transcendent plan! The word reveal is the same as to manifest or to bring forth—to take off the cover, a pulling back of the veil to reveal this marvel. God is about to take off the cover to reveal and to show off His kids to the world and to principalities and powers.

The sons of God, rising out from this generation will walk in the righteous character of the Lord, clothed in the armor of God’s Glory. They are armed with His Power to withstand the demonic assaults on Christianity that is growing and will characterize this decade! It is vital that God has a people prepared and positioned with Divine revelation and understanding of their Call, on this notable hour of His-story. A people equipped to begin to move out in strength, courage, and boldness to do exploits and advance the Kingdom of God on earth!  This generation is responsible to steward the purposes of God in this season they have been assigned to. Yes, God has created and fashioned us for Himself—for His pleasure, however we are also created to accomplish specific tasks in His work, to complete His purposes in Christ. We are told in Ephesians 2:10, “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.” 

God is a strategic Leader and has prepared a strategic task force for this hour; it is comprised of the sons of God and theangel armies of Heaven, united in His divine purpose. He is bringing these forces into divine alignment to administrate His will on Earth. God is working to prepare an apostolic, prophetic government as the leaders who will oversee the crucial work of this hour. The government of God’s house must be established on God’s foundation of order, as a safe place for the harvest.  It would not be conducive to bring large amounts of people into disorder and confusion. God will have fathers and mothers secured in position, conformed to the image of Christ, having both His mind and His heart to oversee and administrate this season.

Jesus said that He was building His Ekklesia on the revelation that He was the Son of God. Paul later received the revelation that he was a son of God when Christ was revealed in him.  He understood that he was being fashioned in the likeness of the Son of God, to move with Him in His power and great authority. Jesus is the Son, and we are the sons of God created in His likeness and conformed to His image. This is the generation that will see the sons of God who have been crucified with Christ, rising in His Resurrection Glory. They are fashioned in fire to withstand the demonic forces unleashed on earth. Our God is a Consuming Fire, and we are being fashioned in His Fire, that we may live and move and have our being in His Presence!

“I watched till thrones were put in place, And the Ancient of Days was seated; His garment was white as snow, And the hair of His head was like pure wool. His throne was a fiery flame, its wheels a burning fire; A fiery stream issued and came forth from before Him. A thousand thousands ministered to Him; Ten thousand times ten thousand stood before Him. The court was seated, And the books were opened.” Daniel 7:9-10 

There is a great struggle underway between Light and darkness. Recognition that this is our time to shine is vital to becoming the history makers God intended us to be.  This is the hour to prove God by holding Him to His promises and testing Him in His Word. An army manifesting the likeness of Christ, is now being positioned for their release to manifest Christ in the marketplace. This apostolic, prophetic army of God being positioned in its place, must now be ready to go!  It will be said of them as it was said of the early disciples, “These who have turned the world upside down have come here too” (Acts 17:6).Let that be said of you and for your city and your town and your nation, as God’s fiery disciples come to town. The people of God have been entrusted with a weighty and critical mandate for this hour.  Saints living today have been chosen by God and handpicked for such a time. They are called forth to meet the present cry and demand, the Earth is putting on creation, in response to the encroaching defilement of darkness on the land. When the defilement on the land reaches its limit, God will move to cleanse His land. The land occupied by Governments and its state and capitol houses have been defiled in America and many nations, releasing gross deception on the Earth. The land has its limits to evil and according to God’s word will expel  those who continue to defy His  laws: “‘Keep all my decrees and laws and follow them, so that the land where I am bringing you to live may not vomit you out.” Leviticus 20:22

Many unique factors to this hour, are presently converging to create the conditions for a perfect storm, factors such as the brazen collusion of big tech companies and social media to limit free speech; the collusion of leaders of national and supranational governments and corporations to orchestrate dominion over the peoples of the Earth. Massive buy outs of farmland by oligarchs and billionaires to control the world’s food supply, granting them decision over what and how we eat; leaders positioned with the intent to release chaos in societies and produce wars, to give themselves power in the name of bringing peace; the restriction of religious freedoms, particularly Christianity, such as Biden’s latest executive order promoting homosexuality and transgenderism as a key feature of its foreign policy, with the allowance of his Global Equity Fund to blacklist religious leaders who speak in favor of the natural family.

There is a massive power grab underway that is far too great for anyone to fight in the natural—but for God the situation would seem quite bleak and dire! There is but one way to take down these giants, and that is in the Spirit of Almighty God. We are told in Zechariah 4:7, that mountain moving capacity comes not by might nor by power, but by the Holy Spirit. God is looking for the people, who like Joshua and Caleb, believed that they could take down the giants in the land, in the power of God; Caleb said, “We should go up and take possession of the land, for we can certainly do it.”(Num. 13:30).

God alone holds the strategy, the power, and the wisdom to move the mountains in the way of His purposes and destroy the strongholds in His paths. Caleb did not see the mountain as an obstacle before him, but rather a mountain to occupy, he said: “Now therefore, give me this mountain of which the LORD spoke in that day…” (Josh. 14:12).  For Caleb, the mountain of God was magnified far greater than any mountain before him. The Earth is travailing for such courageous governmental leaders, to stand firm and to fight.

Is it time for the revelation of the sons of God? Is the world ready for this revelation? Are we Spiritually ready for God to be revealed in us? For Christ to manifest Himself in us? In the book of Acts, an event occurred that changed the course of Christianity and took it from a little band of believers in a city, to spread like wildfire across the continent of Europe. That event was the beheading of James. Many noteworthy occurrences, of 2020 have moved the saints out of a place of stagnancy to begin to mobilize as an army.  More occurrences may be on the way to move us further into the supernatural ministry of Christ, where we will be called to stand for the Gospel and for God’s purposes in all spheres of society. God is fashioning His army within these fires to be representatives of His Word and His Kingdom.

World changing events will be breaking into and shaking the human situation, and the political and religious situation. No society can endure, whose foundations are built on deception. Truth will break in to shake the weak and rotten foundations. A wind will come that crashes everything. We are at such a precipice. There are forces attempting to build a new world order on foundations of deception and manipulation of norms, with the intention for control and dominance. Every Empire over history has fallen, however, the empire spirit is as active today as it has ever been, seen as recently as in Britain, Germany and China who is now flexing its muscles. This attempt will fall before it even gets off the ground. God will not allow His will to be side-lined by demonic actors in the political realm. He is positioning His people for a a great awakening on the horizon.

God is preparing a clean vessel to pour Himself into, a vessel fashioned from a God possessed people. Secured foundations and the intensity of our desire for God, reveals our capacity to contain Him. The people of the Hebrides, prayed fervently for a long time to see the glory of God and revival in their land; Duncan Campbell the main leader in this significant revival, said in regard to this:

“How they longed and how they prayed and how they waited and how they cried, “Oh God rend the heavens and come down,” and all the time God was dealing with them, and the process of cleansing went on until the moment came when angels and archangels looking over the battlements of glory cried, “God the vessels are clean, the miracle can happen now.” I believe that with all my heart; it is the deep conviction of my soul that they are ever gazing over the battlements of glory and waiting for a prepared people. It is one thing to shout it, it is one thing to sing it, it is one thing to talk about revival, but give me a people on their faces, seeking to be rightly related to God, and when that happens, we will soon know the impact of God-realisation in our country.” (taken from The Price & Power of Revival).

If our desire is to see the power of God break into this realm, we cannot afford to be people who say they fear the Lord, but serve other gods. intentionality about pursuing God in His truth, in His beauty, in His holiness, in His righteousness, is the altar upon which the fire falls. Jesus became sin for us that we might become the righteousness of God (2 Cor. 5:21). Let us become a people recognizable to Him as a place of habitation by becoming a living sacrifice for His glory. A fresh revelation of Christ in Glory, in His majesty, will cause every knee to bend and declare that He is Lord.  Lord give us such a revelation. Give us such a desire to dwell in your Holy Fire. Let the blood of Jesus destroy every sin and bondage that keeps us bound to a life of carnality, that we would cry out as Isaiah did when he received a vision of the Lord:

“I saw the Lord, high and exalted, seated on a throne; and the train of his robe filled the temple. Above him were seraphim, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying. And they were calling to one another: “Holy, holy, holy is the LORD Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory.” At the sound of their voices the doorposts and thresholds shook and the temple was filled with smoke. “Woe to me!” I cried. “I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the LORD Almighty.” Isaiah 6:1-5

“For a Mere Moment”

 

I would like to share my heart on the situation in America and the prophetic words regarding this. Prophets are now being accused of having gotten it wrong, of being false prophets, and many are speaking out and cursing the prophetic. I feel I have a word from the Lord about this, that I would like to share and pray you will hear my heart on this. As far as prophecies regarding the elections are concerned, it wasn’t just one or two prophetic voices that prophesied that trump was going to win a second term; if that was the case we could easily say, well, they got it wrong, forgive them and move on. But rather, it was a great majority of reputable Prophets and prophetic voices, from North America and other nations; they all in unison, were declaring similar words they were receiving from the Lord, that either Donald Trump was going to win the election, win a second term, some said they heard he would win 2 consecutive terms.

I have a deep assurance in my spirit that the vast majority of such well-known, sound prophetic voices, from many streams in the Body of Christ, all declaring the same thing, could not have gotten it wrong. I don’t think that is possible! I do not call myself a prophet, but I believe I am prophetic, and that God speaks to me, so I do include myself in this, as I wrote that Donald Trump would win the 2020 election. I believe most if not all were hearing correctly and prophesying correctly. I have spent 27 years under the crushing, refining and loving hand of the Lord, learning to hear His voice and recognize how He speaks to me, and would like to say that I am not ready to apologize as I believe that the story is still unfolding. It is important to understand in interpreting what has happened, that prophecy is not an exact science. Prophecy is the heart and mind of God being delivered through human flesh, who may not be in possession of all the parts.

The mind of God is so vast and surpassing, so much higher in transcendence than our ways and our thoughts, that we must recognize that we cannot determine or control the way God intends to unfold His will. Prophets say what they hear and wait to see the manner in which God chooses to bring it to pass. This is what we are doing right now as we watch and we wait as things are unfolding daily—much that is not being shared on the news. We are living in unprecedented times and things are changing rapidly moment by moment.

Let us look at an example in scripture of the unfolding of a specific prophetic word. In 1 Chronicles 22:9-10 God spoke to David and declared that Solomon would become King after him and would build the house of the Lord. When David was old and dying, Adonijah, David’s other son rose up and declared himself to be the King. Adonijah prepared horses and chariots and fifty men to run before him, establishing his right. However, Nathan the prophet, Zadok the priest and David’s mighty men were not with Adonijah. Here we see that the prophecy given to David concerning Solomon took a turn in another direction. Nathan seeing what was happening, then advised Bathsheba to do something about it, as her life and the life of her son would be in danger if Adonijah remained as king. They went before King David and reminded him of the prophetic word. The king then acted and established Solomon as king over all Israel.

We do not know which way this present presidential drama will turn as the story unfolds, yet we must always remember history belongs to God, it is His-story, and God alone sets the narrative. The earth beneath our feet is presently rumbling as tectonic plates shift, pushing, and pulling against each other in the political and the religious spheres. We can sense we are on the edge of dramatic world changing events happening now all over the world. The Bride must go into the King’s chamber with the prophets as Bathsheba did with Nathan and remind Him of His Word. Then we must watch, we must wait, and we must pray for the Lord almighty of heaven and earth to move, just as He has promised. What will the King say about this present situation and how will He move, we don’t know?  Nevertheless, we will continue to serve the Lord and look to him for answers, without jumping to conclusions and judgments against our brothers and sisters and the prophetic voices who are serving the Lord and the Body of Christ faithfully.

This brings me to another very important piece to the puzzle for interpreting prophecy, and that is the condition of our hearts as servants of God.  What I have seen and heard from Christians over the last year has greatly disturbed me. The reactions of some prophetic voices and many saints to the events taking place in the world is partly why I believe God is holding back and is restraining himself from moving. Christendom has to get its act together. Firstly, a few prophetic voices have set an unchristian tone by using prophetic words as weapons to attack others they disagree with, setting a bad example to the Body of Christ.

The present situation is dire, but rather than bringing us together in unity against a powerful foe, it has only divided us further. We must ask ourselves, are we revealing Christ? Have we used wisdom in the way that we speak to each other! My cry is like Paul’s who said, “Who is sufficient for these things?” Who can stand and claim perfect wisdom? On Facebook and social media, in the posts and the comments, I have seen so much anger and saints warring against each other; Sometimes I have wanted to comment but refrained myself. But I am ashamed of the anger that sometimes rises up in me and slips out of my mouth. Many have allowed anger, frustration at the injustice to drive us to war with each other rather than with enemy—the spiritual hosts of wickedness.  This is a plot of the enemy and a trap that many Christians have fallen into. Cursing others is witchcraft! We must also recognize whether we have tried to control God and events with our prophetic words and prayers. God will not be controlled by us—this is witchcraft.

In the past and over decades, the Lord has told me that when I am in control, He is not! God waits until we release control to Him, He is then free and released to move in any given situation, in the way He chooses to. When I have been wronged and tried to fight my own battles, God was standing at a distance removed from the fight. In such an instance He gave me this scripture:

“For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow His steps: “WHO COMMITTED NO SIN, NOR WAS DECEIT FOUND IN HIS MOUTH” who, when He was reviled, did not revile in return; when He suffered, He did not threaten, but committed Himself to Him who judges righteously…” 1Peter 2:21 

There was a time in my life a few decades ago where I was greatly wronged and felt persecuted falsely. I was also a young immature Christion and acted in un-Christlike ways. I felt alone and abandoned even by many of my friends; it was a really bad time in my life. In that moment when I felt that Jesus, my only true friend would defend me and save me—He didn’t. I was so deeply wounded and so grieved in my spirit that he did not stand up for me, that I turned away him for a moment also. I couldn’t look at a Bible, I couldn’t pray and basically, I just wept for probably about a year. It was a terrible time for me, but over time God wooed me back to him and restored my soul that was in pieces at that time. Eventually I was able to see and understand that He was not able to stand with me while I was in sin, fiercely fighting my own battles, and controlling things. You see God cannot and will not stand with sin.

As I have been pondering these things over the last few days, I began to receive more revelation on Luke 22, beyond what we spoke of in the last show. I saw that on the Cross, Jesus was also abandoned by His own, even those who had followed him, that it was only a very small remnant that stood by His side. In His own distress and need, He cried out “My God my God why have you forsaken me?”  Because Jesus was bearing the sin of the world upon Himself, God the father had to forsake him for a moment, during the time where he carried the sin of the world. God cannot stand with sin. However, satan overplayed His hand as the scriptures say that if he had known what he was doing, he would not have crucified the Christ, because after the Cross came resurrection day, that brought about his downfall!

So, also, as in my time of battle, God forsook me in my sin, but in my restoration, I came back broken, yet far stronger, cleaner, and wiser than before. I believe this to be true also for the Body of Christ—for judgment begins in the House of God—for the United States of America. Recently I have been hearing the words ringing in my spirit repeatedly, For a mere moment! For a mere moment!  I recognized these words from Isaiah 54 and believe it is a word for America and for us all:

“For a mere moment I have forsaken you, but with great mercies I will gather you. With a little wrath I hid My face from you for a moment; But with everlasting kindness I will have mercy on you,” Says the LORD, your Redeemer…For the mountains shall depart and the hills be removed, but My kindness shall not depart from you, nor shall My covenant of peace be removed,” Says the LORD, who has mercy on you. “O you afflicted one, tossed with tempest, and not comforted, Behold, I will lay your stones with colorful gems, and lay your foundations with sapphires. I will make your pinnacles of rubies, Your gates of crystal, and all your walls of precious stones. All your children shall be taught by the LORD, and great shall be the peace of your children. In righteousness you shall be established; You shall be far from oppression, for you shall not fear; And from terror, for it shall not come near you.

I truly believe God’s will is to give Donald Trump four more years. We fought for that in prayer because we saw the signs of what was to come without him standing at the helm of the battle—and this goes for all nations. With everything that is happening in Canada moving it toward evil and the satanic agenda, many of us in prayer have cried out and wondered where our Leader is who will fight for us—I am speaking in the natural. I believe we have behaved so badly that God had to abandon us for a mere moment, giving us some time to see our hearts and to repent.

It is especially important right now for Christians to recognize that some of the things that have been coming out of our mouths—the name calling, the criticism against our brothers and sisters, leaders railing against each other publicly on social Media, has been causing great division in the body of Christ. The Bible says that a house divided cannot stand! We must recognize the danger of the times that we are in, and that we cannot support and agree with Satan. God will not support us when we agree with the enemy; many who know better may have lost sight of that.

The army of the Lord is a holy army; we are created to be holy soldiers in the army of God. Our leader, our God, our captain, is a holy God. Before the battles began for the promised land, Joshua encountered this holy God. When Joshua asked him if He was for them or for the other side, He answered neither, and said, I come as the Commander of the army of the Lord! God is on His own side—the side of righteousness and holiness. He then told Joshua to take off his shoes for the place where he stood was holy. The Lord is holy and if we want to stand with him, we must be holy. We will not win the war, and we will be soundly defeated if we attempt to move forward with this level of sin in the camp.

True repentance is needed if we wish to see the Lord move in power. During 2020 there was a lot of talk about 2 chronicles 7:14, about humbling ourselves and turning from our wicked ways, but evidenced by what is seen in the comments on Facebook, I guess we were just mouthing words and there was no real heart felt repentance and turning away from sin. Nevertheless, we cannot truly humble ourselves, no matter how hard we try. We can pursue humility and attempt to put on a humble face, and yet still find pride and arrogance hiding in our heart. It takes God alone to break the pride in man and to humble us, then we will find the fragrance of Christ coming forth from a heart of brokenness. God declared that He loves a broken a contrite heart; that that is the one to whom he will look. True humility comes from obedience to God, from embracing the cross, embracing brokenness and not desiring revenge but rather treating our enemies with compassion.

Jesus, as He was hanging on the cross asked the father to forgive them for, they knew not what they were doing. We cannot move forward in this war—and it is a war, with anger, hatred and name calling on our lips. We have then become like the very enemy that we are wanting to defeat. We cannot control an all-consuming God of Fire and Thunder.

God is now preparing a holy people fashioned in brokenness to stand against the greatest onslaught by principalities and powers against humanity. We will not defeat them with their nature in us; we will not be able to stand with pride in our hearts and try to face off the king of pride.  God is far more concerned with our hearts than with our loss of face! And in His love, He is first breaking us in order to protect us. Our cry should not be, humble me O Lord, but rather, “Bend me and break me O Lord, and if You see fit, have your way in me.

Be careful in the days ahead not to follow angry leaders that disparage, destroy and curse other people with their words—stay away from them. We also must be careful not to allow pride and anger to find its way into our prayers and our decrees. God has given the decree as a tool of authority for us to use as it says in Job 22:28: “You shall decree a thing and it shall be established.” But take note, the five verses prior to this verse God describes the humility required in the preparation for the decree. Another well known instance in the use of the decree is in the book of Esther, where the King told Esther to write a decree after she informed him of the plot of enemy. The King gave Esther permission to write a decree and he would approve it, stamping it with his signet ring. If we want the King to endorse our decrees with His signet ring, our decrees must come from submission to the King and because of His direction to decree according to His will, not ours. Sometimes our emotions get all entangled in our decrees, and then there is mixture. We have not seen a lot of answers to our prayers and decrees, I believe that is partly because God is looking to see hearts that mirror His own heart, that are aligned to His own will.

We are about to embark on the greatest move of God of all time, but it will come through a people who have been broken. God said in His Word, regarding authority, that He has made us Kings and priests before him. We should then examine the life and the heart of King David, the greatest King that ever lived. King David lived before the presence of God on his face in great humility. King David was absolutely obedient to carry out the will and the purposes of God just as He had said, nothing more nothing less. God says that we are to be wise a serpent, yet harmless as doves, and that is our position on the battlefield.

How do we move in great authority while maintaining humility? We live submitted lives before God we seek him in everything, we wait for His direction and we do not move out in presumption. We do not know what God has planned for President Trump who has also been forsaken an abandoned by so many right now, he is standing with his family alone, as I was during my time, and like Jesus was on the cross. He is being crucified in the press and on the world stage. But God! This story is not finished there may yet be coming a resurrection for the president, as much corruption becomes exposed. We don’t know how soon that will be, however we will serve God, we will fight on the battlefields, but we will fight as a holy army, serving our holy God in His will and His purposes and we will trust His outcome. In regard to the prophetic, my advice would be look at their lives, and the ones where you see good holy fruit, trust them and listen to them, because God said in 2 Chronicles 20:20 believe the prophets and you will prosper. Don’t rush to judgment, and when it becomes very clear that they have missed it, forgive them!

How to Prepare for the Changing Times!

 

The notable year of 2020 has ended and we have now entered the year 2021, now gearing up to be another notable year! It will now become increasingly important to be positioned securely in Christ, positioned in His truth, and positioned resolutely within a mindset of supernatural courage. Throughout the year 2020, ninety-nine percent of the world was caught off guard by the rollout of an agenda of evil planned over decades now called the Great Reset! This is not a conspiracy theory! Legitimate, sound sources of information are readily available for any who take the time to do their research.

One of the reasons information on this demonic agenda is now easier to access, is their scheme is to brazenly disclose their plans, while working to brainwash the masses into believing that what they are seeing, and hearing is not real. Through all forms of media, they force feed blatant and outrageous propaganda that defies all logic or common sense, and in a spirit of aggressive intimidation, threaten any who question, resist or dissent with cancellation—cancellation of your reputation, your job, your business—essentially your life!

It is not my intention to come across as a doomsayer, as I have full, absolute, and complete faith and confidence in God to accomplish His will on Earth, and I do know how the story ends—God is victorious, He reigns!  However, I do feel very strongly that both Christians and unbelievers need to be awakened, educated, and armed with the information to make important decisions that will affect their lives. We cannot sing kumbaya, hide from the truth, and pretend all is well—if it is not! This is pure folly! Rather, the important song we should be singing is “It is well with my soul.”

Now, more than ever, the times require bold and courageous leaders who know their God, are ready to do exploits, who are not afraid to speak truth. Leaders whose intention are not to simply tickle the ears of their people! Not too many were seeing ahead to these days, and were working with intentionality to prepare, equip and mobilize a generation of warriors for these times. A well known ministry out of Kansas City, is one of the few that I am aware of that were focused on warning of the encroaching evil agenda that was coming on the earth, while working urgently to instill the light of Christ and great faith to a generation of hundreds of thousand entrusted to them by God—many who tuned in online or attended their conferences. These were men and women—a vast majority from the younger generation, being prepared to lay down their lives—even as martyrs if necessary; many prepared as leaders and forerunners who chart the path ahead.

My intention is not to condemn or judge others who may have had another mandate from God, but this type of boot camp training has been sorely lacking in the Church. Too many, including myself sometimes, have been focused on the Glory side of Isaiah 60, while not heeding the warning of the coming deep darkness in the same passage. We have now entered a decade and a new era where the need of the hour is for a new breed of saints and leaders having discernment, possessing a Davidic anointing of the fearless warrior, and a Joseph anointing, embedded with God’s blueprint strategies for what to do in this new God dynamic—one that we have not yet experienced.  Many such saints have been in the fire for decades being prepared.

“You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.”  Genesis 50:20 

Twenty-seven years ago, God entered my life in an overly dramatic way and began to show me many things personally—for my life and my family’s life. I was very fearful as He also made it clear to me that He was returning, and I thought that he meant possibly that week! That week, however, has stretched into twenty-seven years; I still do not claim to understand the timings of God, but I do know that we are much closer to His return than we think—however many years that may be—and time is moving very quickly!

At that time one of the pictures the Lord instilled in my mind was of a hurricane where He was positioned in the Eye of the storm. There was absolute peace and stillness in the eye, however, surrounding the eye was a wide ring of swirling destruction. As the Eye moved closer, so did the ring of destruction. The swirling destruction represented the frantic efforts of the demonic to prevent the movements of Jesus. At that time, the Lord began to show me several things that I was instructed to research; with all the information I acquired, and in my immaturity as a new Christian, I felt very overwhelmed and alone. I also did not have the character and spiritual wholeness of soul to withstand the enemy’s assaults on my mind, my life, and my son’s life. After about seven years the Lord had me lay down all of it; I put all my research on a shelf, and I forgot about it. Until 2020! Little by little God has begun to bring certain things back to mind that He had shown me at that time.

God absolutely sees the end from the beginning and His plan is unfolding—a plan that will now lead His people into a decade of notable breakthroughs on many fronts. This year will be another year of turmoil and shaking; nevertheless, with God it is possible for His people to prosper in the midst of turmoil and persecution! Despite all that the enemy will be rolling out, the Church is coming into an unprecedented time, where the Son of God will be revealed in and through a prepared people—a people whose will is the Lord’s will! A people called to not only show the marvelous virtues of Christ—Love, mercy, and compassion—but also to reveal His great power in the earth! Paul expected to see the power of God in operation in God’s people. He said:

“But I will come to you shortly, if the Lord wills, and I will know, not the word of those who are puffed up, but the power. For the kingdom of God is not in word but in power.” 1 Corinthians 4:20 

The power of God and the supernatural is about to be revealed in and through the saints, making His disciples distinguishable on Earth. Paul said he would be able to recognize an authentic follower of Christ by the power, for the Kingdom of God was in power.  He made an astonishing statement in Galatians 1:15-16 that reveals the distinctive mark of a life in full surrender to God.

But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother’s womb and called me through His grace, to reveal His Son in me, that I might preach Him among the Gentiles, I did not immediately confer with flesh and blood.”

The Greek word reveal in this verse is apokalupto and means to take of the cover and to disclose. The world reveal is also defined as: to make known to others something previously unknown or secret; to cause or allow something to be seen; to make something known to humans by divine or supernatural means.

Paul said that God was pleased to reveal Christ in him! God took the cover of Paul off, and revealed the Christ in Him. Its important to get this! God supernaturally caused the indwelling Christ in all His fullness and power to be known, and seen in Paul, by others.  God is about to remove the covering and allow Himself to be clearly seen in us, and His great power revealed through us. Others will see what they have not seen in us previously! God’s manifest Presence is about to change everything!

Dwight L. Moody, the nineteenth century evangelist, was praying for an encounter with God and to receive a baptism of His power.  He did encounter God while secluded alone in a room for hours and left that room filled with the power from on high. He said that the day after this experience, God revealed Himself to him; his preaching remained the same but countless souls became saved. That is the power and Presence of God—not only indwelling a life but resting upon that life in power—the Son of God revealed in a man or a woman! Such a life is empowered by remaining faithful, yielding all to the living God in full surrender, while maintaining an expectancy for what He is about to do in and through us!

As we prepare to move out in the power of God, it will be important to also move with great wisdom, fully aware the dynamic of the times we are moving into. Times have changed and the challenges are exceptional. As we press into God for direction, He will give each one direction and strategy unique to their call and mandate. During a recent time of prayer, I was a bit startled with a word I received from the Lord in Luke 22:34, here, Jesus asked His disciples, if when He instructed them not to take money, or a bag with them, when He sent them out into the villages to preach, if they had need of anything. Their answer was that they had need of Nothing. He then said to them:

“But now,  he who has a money bag, let him take it, and likewise a knapsack; and he who has no sword, let him sell his garment and buy one. For I say to you that this which is written must still be accomplished in Me: ‘And he was numbered with the transgressors.’ For the things concerning Me have an end.” Luke 22:35-36

In this passage, Jesus’ stark departure from His normal stance on peace and non-retaliation took me by surprise, especially as within this very same chapter He rebukes Peter for cutting of the soldier’s ear, and said to him, “Those who live by the sword would die by the sword.” In researching commentaries about this passage, I found a variety of views. Some took it as a call and a right to take up arms, while others believed he was only speaking figuratively. I believe every individual must hear for themselves a word from the Lord as to what they are responsible to do in the matter of arms. People live under different circumstances, having differing calls and direction from God. I do not sense God leading me to get armed in the natural, however, I have friends who hold to both views.

Whichever view is taken, what is clear is that Jesus was warning that times were about to change, and was instructing them how to be ready for it!  Professor Moyer Hubbard states in an article related to this passage: “Jesus is warning his followers—in his characteristically attention-riveting manner—that in the coming days they will need to be prepared for a spiritual battle like they have never before experienced, and it will require a radically different mindset and approach.”

In this passage Jesus was warning His disciples that they were about to move into a season of warfare with danger ahead. So, what was the crisis that the disciples had to be prepared for, that would change everything? We are shown, within the very same chapter and shortly after he made that statement, that Jesus was betrayed, arrested, and later crucified. After this everything did change for His followers—the persecution began, Peter denied Jesus three times in fear; the disciples began to meet in secret, and Paul began a violent campaign against the followers of Christ.

Could Jesus now be giving us a warning, and sounding an alarm that things are about to change for Christians and for Christianity? It is important to now have understanding and discern the times regarding the conflicting movements of revival, awakenings, coupled with persecution. This decade will reveal the dichotomy of the two existing realities of darkness and light co-existing on the world sphere. On one hand we prepare for the worst and on the other we expect God’ absolute best to breakthrough in our lives, and His ability to reveal His Son in us to rise and face the challenges—while also revealing His peace, joy and love in all we do!

In a recent article that I wrote, I shared that history has shown that times of great revivals and times of increased salvations, came usually in volatile times surrounded by persecution. In my last word God revealed that 2021 would be a year of darkness and of great light, with the darkness bearing fruit exponentially and the light and Glory also increasing exponentially and bearing big supernatural fruit!

In the day of Harvest, and the Day of His Power, it is understandable that there will be battles as the enemy will move to protect their prey fiercely and aggressively. However, God declares in His Word that the prey will be taken from the enemy, that they must release their captives (Is. 49:25).

This leads us to the question of how then do we prepare and what must we do? How do we stand and face the challenges ahead? First and foremost, we must be firmly anchored in Christ! Second, we must trust and have confidence in His ability to guide and direct us in every situation we may face. Third, we must intentionally grow in our understanding of God’s supernatural Power, His ability to save and rescue the lost, and then begin to move out in this power. Fourth we must overcome our fears and not be afraid to take the risks of obedience to His directions. Fifth, be firmly planted in and accountable to a Church or a group or house church, with those you can trust, having both wisdom and courage.

“Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.  For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.” Ephesians 6:13

Could Jesus now be giving us a warning, and sounding an alarm that things are about to change for Christians and for Christianity? It is important to now have understanding and discern the times regarding the conflicting movements of revival, awakenings, coupled with persecution. This decade will reveal the dichotomy of the two existing realities of darkness and light co-existing on the world sphere. On one hand we prepare for the worst and on the other we expect God’ absolute best to breakthrough in our lives, and His ability to reveal His Son in us to rise and face the challenges—while also revealing His peace, joy and love in all we do.

In a recent article that I wrote, I shared that history has shown that times of great revivals and times of increased salvations, came usually in volatile times surrounded by persecution. In my last word God revealed that 2021 would be a year of darkness and of great light, with the darkness bearing fruit exponentially and the light and Glory also increasing exponentially and bearing big supernatural fruit.

In the day of Harvest, and the Day of His Power, it is understandable that there will be battles as the enemy will move to protect their prey fiercely and aggressively. However, God declares in His Word that the prey will be taken from the enemy, that they must release their captives (Is. 49:25).

This leads us to the question of how then do we prepare and what must we do? How do we stand and face the challenges ahead? First and foremost, we must be firmly anchored in Christ! Second, we must trust and have confidence in His ability to guide and direct us in every situation we may face. Third, we must intentionally grow in our understanding of God’s supernatural Power, His ability to save and rescue the lost, and then begin to move out in this power. Fourth we must overcome our fears and not be afraid to take the risks of obedience to His directions. Fifth, be firmly planted in and accountable to a Church or a group or house church, with those you can trust, having both wisdom and courage.

Brace For Impact & Breakout in 2021!

 

Over the first half of 2020 I wrote many articles with revelations related to rockets and launching. In September I wrote another related word on the second stage of a launch, where the rocket separates in space and releases the dead weight of excess baggage no longer required. With each time that the Lord has spoken to me about a launch I assumed it to be an end in itself, until God added to it and showed me another part to the process. So, as I was praying this morning, when I heard the Lord say, “IT’S TIME TO LAND THIS THING,” I was shocked, as I saw that He was again referring to the rocket! I then heard The Lord say, “BRACE FOR IMPACT!”

I then began to see the entire year of 2020 as process in a means of transportation God has used to move us from one place to another, from an old wineskin to a new, heavenly, supernatural Kingdom dynamic modeled after Christ. Sometimes when we are too close to something it is hard to see the full view of it. With all the turmoil of 2020 we can wrongly assume that the enemy has had the upper hand, until we step back to see the panoramic view of an awesome move of God in the works. This move is encapsulated in a present work comprised of numerous facets that will ultimately see the people of God catapulted into a new dynamic—to an atmospheric change of Glory.

God is about to LAND what began at Passover 2020 when the Body of Christ entered the capsule at lockdown. Lift off took place at Pentecost with a submitted, humble and prepared people, and the separation of the vessel occurred at Rosh Hashanah through to the Feast of Tabernacles when there was great wave of repentance, and we were admonished to leave behind everything of the past that could not enter the new. God is now saying the capsule is about to land and we must brace for impact.

Prepared For 2021

What are the dynamics of impact as the capsule containing the sons of God enters the year 2021? Impact will be the collision of God—THE BREAKER at the head of His armies of Heaven and earth, smashing through the demonic wall of defense, erected to protect the enemy’s plots and present agenda. However, the enemy will not be able to withstand the dunamis power of God embedded within the Glory of the Presence of Almighty God.

 I keep seeing a large military aircraft containing thousands upon thousand of soldiers landing, and as the aircraft lands a large panel lowers and opens and these thousands of supernatural anointed saints begin to rush out armed and ready to fulfill their assignments.

2021 will be a volatile year where the Kingdom of light and righteousness will move against the encroaching darkness. It will be a year of BREAKOUT into the fullness of maturity for the saints prepared for the times. It will be a year of BREAKOUT into the HIGH CALL OF GOD, that I spoke of on my last show, and a BREAKOUT into the supernatural, signs wonders and miracles we have seen in the book of Acts, where angels actively and openly minister alongside us. It will be an explosive year where great courage is needed to arise in the people of God—the year for the Sons of God to appear. 2021 will be a year where the people of God must stand resolute, grounded securely in the faithfulness and love of God, as the darkness will resist us at every turn. But God!

2021 A Year of Light & Darkness

We are presently in the year 5781 on the Jewish calendar, ending next year at Rosh Hashanah—81 is the product of 9 x 9. 2021 will therefore be a year characterized by the number nine. The number nine in Hebrew in represented by the letter Tet and is a number that depicts birthing and great fruit, for example, the nine fruits of the Spirits, and the nine gifts of the Spirit.Tet can, however, represent both good and evil—the possibilities of both in man. When yoked to God, the pictogram of Tet is shown as a man crowned with the sword of the Spirit, bowed in submission to God. In rebellion to God, Tet is revealed as a serpent having a head and tail (see hebrew4christians.com). The number nine is greatly revered in the dark realm, in Freemasonry, the Kabballah and numerology. In Freemasonry 81 is seen as a sacred number because it is the square of nine which is the square of three. The number 81 is even feared in some instances because it is produced by the multiplication of the sacred and revered nine.

2021 A Year of the Harvest of Light & Dark

81 carries with it the concept of exponential fruit bearing—both light and darkness will therefore be releasing the fullness of their harvest in the year 5781 in all spheres.

“The servants said to him, ‘Do you want us then to go and gather them up?’ But he said, ‘No, lest while you gather up the tares you also uproot the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest, and at the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, “First gather together the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them, but gather the wheat into my barn.” Matthew 13:28-29

The first time Tet appears in the Bible is in Genesis 1:4

“And God saw the Light, THAT IT WAS GOOD and God DIVIDED THE LIGHT FROM THE DARKNESS.”

The harvest of Light and of darkness in the year of 81, will be explosive! In 2021, as God arises to scatter His enemies, the distinction between good and evil in man will begin to be clearly seen. The dividing line will be visible to all, and the choice given on which to take your stand. I believe God is now saying, “Choose carefully with whom you stand!” He is saying to His people, “It is our time now,get ready for the future!”

For God’s people 2021 will bring forth the long-awaited and expected fruit—a harvest from all we have sown over the past decades and a great Harvest of souls. However, the Harvest will come in with great persecution against Christians and the Word of God. We have been ‘carrying’ our load of treasure and light for a very long time, and are about to supernaturally bring forth—this is for both young and old, male and female, rich and poor. The Lord is saying to you:

“Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the LORD is risen upon you. Isaiah 60:1

2021 The year Joseph is Released

God sent Joseph ahead of his brothers on an apostolic mission to prepare the world for a time of great famine. 2021 will be the year a Joseph people will breakout of prison; these ones are refined in the fire and have become storehouses full of treasure prepared for the hour. What the enemy meant for evil, God meant for good! Messengers will arrive calling them to get washed and dressed in preparation to go before the King. Its time for Joseph to BREAKOUT into destiny.

“He sent a man before them—Joseph—who was sold as a slave. They hurt his feet with fetters, He was laid in irons. Until the time that his word came to pass, the word of the LORD tested him.” Psalms 105:16-19

These Josephs will be released because they have been armed with knowledge and they know what to do. They will be released and given blueprints for city strategies and for the marketplace. They come armed with innovation and inventions to solve problems and the challenges the Earth will face. It will be said of them:

“Can we find such a one as this, a man in whom is the Spirit of God?” Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Inasmuch as God has shown you all this, there is no one as discerning and wise as you. Genesis 41:38-39

Joshua Moves Forward

In 2021 we will be moving from a Moses era into a Joshua era. Joshua’s will now move to the forefront armed with insight in the art of Kingdom warfare, and strategies for the battles ahead. The Lord is displeased that truth has fallen. Much of the present war is over the truth, as deception reigns in all spheres.

“Justice is turned back, and righteousness stands afar off; For truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter. So, truth fails, and he who departs from evil makes himself a prey. Then the LORD saw it, and it displeased Him That there was no justice. He saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no intercessor…” Isaiah 59:14-16

Joshua leaders and intercessors will be given tactics for how to bring truth to Harvest and to establish cities of refuge. They will be anointed in communication and influence to override the deception of the main street media, and they will occupy secured positions in the media mountain.

        2021 Will be the Year Hannah Gives Birth

Hannah suffered hard and long in her inability to give birth, to give her husband a child. Because of this she was ridiculed by Peninnah, her husband’s other wife, and lived under the stigma of shame. However, her husband, a picture of our Bridegroom King, loved her very much. The scriptures say that he fed her the double portion because of his great love for her.

“And whenever the time came for Elkanah to make an offering, he would give portions to Peninnah his wife and to all her sons and daughters. But to Hannah he would give a double portion, for he loved Hannah, although the LORD had closed her womb.” 1Samuel 1:5

In her grief and burden to give to her husband a child, Hannah travailed in intercession before the Lord, in the Temple of God, and she was heard! Hannah was chosen to give birth to a new Era, to give birth to the answers for the deep darkness of sin Israel had fallen into. Hannah gave birth to Samuel, the priest and prophet of God, the one who would return Israel to righteousness and anoint David, God’s chosen king. Because Hannah has been in travail, she will give birth in 2021 to the purposes of God for this hour. Hannah has been reserved for the year of 81the year of exponential fruit—the year to give birth to the notable, historic and Earth transforming purposes of God!

“Before she was in labor, she gave birth; Before her pain came, she delivered a male child. Who has heard such a thing? Who has seen such things? Shall the earth be made to give birth in one day? Or shall a nation be born at once? For as soon as Zion was in labor, she gave birth to her children. Shall I bring to the time of birth, and not cause delivery?” says the LORD. “Shall I who cause delivery shut up the womb?” says your God.” Isaiah 66:9


 

The Fourth Beast: One World Government

In a previous article that I wrote, titled “Brace Yourselves,” I spoke about an incident God reminded me of, where as a baby, my son got a I boil on his thigh. The moment when the boil had to be squeezed was very painful for him but was absolutely necessary to remove the infection.

I am reminded of this now, as it is becoming very clear as the days pass and more and more information is unearthed, revealing a very deep infection in the world, one that is malevolent and sourced in a satanic agenda. This vile pus has been surfacing for those who have eyes to see and ears to hear. The good news and the bad news are that God is getting ready to squeeze out the infection, and His saints must be ready for some distress to come upon the world as the infection breaks open.

This satanic agenda, in a move to set the stage for a one world government, is calling for a Great Reset. Their catch phrase is to Build Back Better, now being peddled by all world leaders. This is not a conspiracy theory, as it is unashamedly being spouted from their own mouths and can easily be researched through the United Nations and the World Economic Forum website videos. The second reason that it is not a conspiracy, is because God has warned in His Word, that these things would one day come to pass.

In the book of Daniel, Nebuchadnezzar was given a dream of a great image comprised of four empires—Babylon, Persia, Greece and Rome. Daniel interprets the dream for him and in verse 44, he describes the fourth empire.

“Finally, there will be a fourth kingdom, strong as iron—for iron breaks and smashes everything—and as iron breaks things to pieces, so it will crush and break all the others. Just as you saw that the feet and toes were partly of baked clay and partly of iron, so this will be a divided kingdom; yet it will have some of the strength of iron in it, even as you saw iron mixed with clay. As the toes were partly iron and partly clay, so this kingdom will be partly strong and partly brittle. And just as you saw the iron mixed with baked clay, so the people will be a mixture and will not remain united, any more than iron mixes with clay.”In the time of those kings, the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed, nor will it be left to another people. It will crush all those kingdoms and bring them to an end, but it will itself endure forever. Daniel 2:40-44

Daniel was also given a vison from God in chapter seven where he saw four great beasts. Most commentaries describe Daniels vision of the four beasts as a second perspective of Nebuchadnezzars’ dream of the four empires. However, I believe that these are two unique visions having distinct and separate interpretations.  Daniel is deeply troubled by what he saw in his vision.

Nebuchadnezzars’ dream ends with Rome and the feet and toes partly clay and partly iron, representing mixture. These toes represent the rule of ten kings, after which Jesus returns to establish his kingdom.  The Roman empire never officially ended but became divided; the western portion fell in the fifth century and the eastern half fell around the fifteenth century. During this thousand-year span, other nations rose to become empires and moved to the forefront. Daniel’s vison reveals the four significant ones. I am about to publish a book titled The Battle between Daniel & Goliath, where I go into detail on these things, however I would like to briefly look at the fourth beast that Daniel’s saw.

‘The fourth beast is a fourth kingdom that will appear on earth. It will be different from all the other kingdoms and will devour the whole earth, trampling it down and crushing it. The ten horns are ten kings who will come from this kingdom. After them another king will arise, different from the earlier ones; he will subdue three kings. He will speak against the Most High and oppress his holy people and try to change the set times and the laws. The holy people will be delivered into his hands for a time, times and half a time. “‘But the court will sit, and his power will be taken away and completely destroyed forever. Then the sovereignty, power and greatness of all the kingdoms under heaven will be handed over to the holy people of the Most High. His kingdom will be an everlasting kingdom, and all rulers will worship and obey him.’” Daniel 7: 

The ten horns on the head of this fourth beast are the ten kings of the toes of the fourth Empire—a view seen dimly in Nebuchadnezzars dream that is more fully revealed as a rising kingdom in Daniel’s vision.  These ten kings represent a world government, that appears on the earth in the last days: the new world order of a World Empire. However, this kingdom is given over to the holy ones in both Daniel’s and Nebuchadnezzars’ dream:

You watched while a stone was cut out without hands, which struck the image on its feet of iron and clay, and broke them in pieces. Then the iron, the clay, the bronze, the silver, and the gold were crushed together, and became like chaff from the summer threshing floors; the wind carried them away so that no trace of them was found. And the stone that struck the image became a great mountain and filled the whole earth…

And in the days of these kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed; and the kingdom shall not be left to other people; it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever.” Daniel 2:34-35, 44

The fourth empire, having its conclusion in the toes of Nebuchadnezzar’s dream, resurrected in Daniel’s fourth beast, is now attempting to come to the forefront. It is a world government given power by nations that have acquiesced to the rule of a cabal of unelected elites comprised of world leaders and supported by billionaires and corporate moguls. They are empowered by the demonic and are moving to assume control under the guise of peace, order, and the protection of the world’s resources. Into this environment a ruler will one day arise empowered by satan—a charmer, a smooth walking, smooth talking, man of peace.

When will these things be? We do not know, nor do I think that anyone knows, however my opinion is that we are close, depending on how things play out with this election in the United States. For a one world Government to succeed at this present time, America must go along with their plans, and their move toward globalism and a world government. In the new world order, America’s and its military strength is under subjection to these forces.

We can then understand the feverish attempt and collusion to remove Donald Trump from office, as he stands squarely in their path, hindering the progress of their diabolical plan. The Mainstream Media, Social Media platforms, liberal governments, oligarchs, billionaires, financial institutions and the Federal and World banks, in collusion, have devised various schemes to bring him down, while slandering and defaming him and his family, and suppressing the truth about his many successes.

“For the secret power of lawlessness is already at work; but the one who now holds it back will continue to do so till he is taken out of the way. And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will overthrow with the breath of his mouth and destroy by the splendor of his coming. The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with how Satan works. He will use all sorts of displays of power through signs and wonders that serve the lie, and all the ways that wickedness deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. For this reason, God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness.” 2 Thessalonians 2:6-10

This should serve as a strong warning for those adamantly choosing to believe lies right now and choosing to agree with evil rather than the principles of the Word of God. Many have speculated as to the one who restrains in this passage; many believe it is the Holy Spirit who leaves with the saints at the time of the rapture. However, God who is omnipresent is not going anywhere.

My belief is that the saints and the government that represents God’s interests, and His will in the Earth is the one that restrains in this passage—the one that holds back the forces of darkness from having their way in the Earth, at any given time in history. At this present moment in history, it is my opinion that the one who now restrains, is Donald J. Trump, those who stand with him in his administration and in the nations, and the saints, having understanding, and spiritual discernment. This could very well be our last stand at holding off the darkness and receiving a merciful reprieve before the new world order becomes established.

Can God intervene, yes, He can, and I am certain He will, as I believe Satan has overplayed his hand at this time. Can God through a great awakening change hearts and minds, and turn the tide? Yes, He can, and I am certain that He will—that it is His chief intention to gather in a massive harvest of souls. I believe that we must be victorious in this present battle for the White House, as this will provide precious time over possibly the next few decades, for specific purposes of God to be accomplished. The world has become like the frog in the frying pan, on a slow boil, until it realizes too late that it is about to be cooked. Now is the time to wake up!

Victory is crucial, as it is my belief that even given a time of victory, and a further reprieve, that doors have been opened over the past few decades, that have produced a move and a momentum toward evil, that will eventually usher in the last days. Pandora’s box has been opened; Pan is the god of panic and pandemics. The genie has been let out of the box giving freedom to the LGBTQ’s powerful agenda and cannot be put back in; they are working hard to now remove all accreditation at Christian Colleges. Well over fifty percent of North America is now in full agreement with the diabolic agenda unfolding in the world! Ruling spirits came in through the gates of legislation of laws inspired by hell, that have been changing times and laws, that now occupy seats of authority in all spheres. By establishing precedence in law, an acceleration of evil is presently gaining momentum, to the point where they are convinced this is their moment to move to establish a world Government.

Nevertheless, But God! With the saints taking their place as the ekklesia of God, interceding and legislating the heavens in the power and authority of God, the darkness most certainly can be pushed back, and will be pushed back! This is vital as the enemy having tasted power, will be regrouping, and strengthening their hand to return with added force, seven times stronger …if we don’t fill the void with Holy Spirit Presence and righteousness, with Christ at the Head leading us. Believers are standing on guard, pressing on and will hold the ground of victory; a Headstone generation of sold out servants of God are arising to occupy till He comes.

“Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts. Who art thou, O great mountain? before Zerubbabel thou shalt become a plain: and he shall bring forth the headstone thereof with shoutings, crying, Grace, grace unto it. Zechariah 4:7

THE LAUNCH OF ASCENSION INTO A NEW ERA!

 

September 18th Rosh Hashanah marked the beginning of the new Jewish Year 5781, that will take us into the year 2021 on the Gregorian Calendar.  Normally, at this time, I would look into the Hebrew name and definition of the number one, however, before doing so, I immediately heard and understood from the Lord that the number one represented a beginning—but of something that is brand new, that had not been done previously—that it represented the initiation or launch of a New Era, with new endeavors reserved specifically for this time.  It is impossible to predict and figure out God as He so loves to bless His people with surprises and suddenlies!  WE ARE ABOUT TO EXPERIENCE A SUDDENLY OF GOD! I sensed the Lord saying that for many, this Rosh Hashanah will see doors opening suddenly to initiatives and strategies kept hidden in the heart of God, reserved specifically for this milestone of history.

Even as the shakings, the rumblings and the spiritual warfare in the earth continue, the saints of God will begin to occupy the places reserved for them for this hour of history. As obstacles are removed, and the way parts before them, the saints will begin to step up to stand in new levels of supernatural increase and boldness, that works to secure key positions in Christ’s power and authority—THE SUPERNATURAL IS ABOUT TO BECOME NORMAL. For this notable hour, Heaven has succeeded in procuring for the people of God, key job positions, business opportunities, new buildings and home purchases, purposed to significantly impact God’s initiatives to turn the tide of History.

Many will now receive unexpected phone calls, divine appointments and fresh downloads of ideas, supported by the ways and means to get the job done. God’s supernatural favor is now descending upon His people to clear the path ahead. God is about to move to exceed our expectations beyond what we could have imagined our thought! Divine Hutzpah will now come upon the saints to trigger them to take the bold steps that are needed, steps that they never thought they could or would take.

Over the earlier part of this year, during the time between the Passover Feast and Pentecost, the Lord inspired me to lead three prayer thrusts all characterized by rocket launches—the Space Force actually lunched a rocket at that time, without us having prior knowledge of that.  At the time, God did birth and launch some specific initiatives in our Ministry, establishing us for the season ahead.  Passover and Pentecost 2020 were especially powerful, a time where we saw God at work building enduring relationships in the Body of Christ—most significantly with Messianic Jews. The Holy Spirit was preparing the foundation and setting us on the path for the Body to become a Bride and the One New Man Jesus died to bring forth.

While working on this word, God reminded me of this time and the revelations of the rockets being launched—the implication was that we were now once again launching in this new Hebraic year of 1581. My question to the Lord was then, as we had already launched at Pentecost what was the significance to us now during this Fall Feast season?  The Lord then gave me a vision of a rocket that had already launched, breaking apart in space.  The lower half broke away and fell back to earth, as the other half ascended into the Heavenly realms. I saw that this was a continuation of what began at Pentecost. The Lord then began to impart the significance of what this meant in this new beginning and His plans for this New Era.

To comprehend the revelation, it is important to understand the reason why rockets break apart in space. In researching this I discovered that rockets need a vast amount of fuel to overcome Earth’s gravity, stored in two or three sections of the rocket. When a section has used up all its fuel it then separates to get rid of the dead weight, that falls back to earth or gets burned up in the atmosphere.

The Lord equated this with His present work and began to show me that A SEPARATION WAS COMING. The Body of Christ had burned up the fuel of the last season, that had work to bring us this far! We are now primed to shed the dead weight of the garbage we have been carrying for possibly decades even centuries. This is the dead weight of carnality, and the things and ways of the world that have no part in Christ! These are things we cannot take with us into the higher places of the supernatural God intends to take us.

The Love of the world keeps us earthbound and causes us to be weighed down, tied to things that count for nothing; things that are temporary and have no place in eternity. The love of the world sets us up for disappointment when things don’t turn out the way we expected, as God is resisting our sin nature.

“You expected much, but see, it turned out to be little. What you brought home, I blew away. Why?” declares the LORD Almighty. “Because of my house, which remains a ruin, while each of you is busy with your own house.”  Haggai 1:9

“Don’t set the affections of your heart on this world or in loving the things of the world. The love of the Father and the love of the world are incompatible. For all that the world can offer us—the gratification of our flesh, the allurement of the things of the world, and the obsession with status and importance—none of these things come from the Father but from the world. This world and its desires are in the process of passing away, but those who love to do the will of God live forever.”   1 John 2:15-17 TPT

God began to highlight some of the baggage that we are carrying that must be left behind on earth; baggage that belongs to the world and has no place in Christ. God is examining our hearts and motivations, whether we are being driven by our desire for position and recognition or by our desire for His Glory and His Kingdom purposes. Many in the Church including leaders, in their drive to be first and the most successful, have wasted precious time and energy, debating each other, preaching to each other, fighting over pet doctrines, majoring on minor issues and tearing down precious leaders God has anointed—all of this, while we are living in a most diabolical time of history and the world is desperate and in need of salvation.

The enemy has used many things to divide and weaken us as a Body, and to distract us from our work in the most critical hour of history.  Our strength and the power to impact the world and drive back the forces of darkness will only come from our union and decision to stand together and support each other. We then become a force backed by the power of God.

Philippians 2:1-5 says “Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ…then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus.”

This is the nature of the One we serve that must become ours, and it grows in our lives as we choose the way of the Cross!  It is freedom to recognize the excellence of someone else’s work; to support and celebrate them! So many don’t understand this God quality of becoming a part of someone else’s success; this is an absolute necessity now—the need for partnership in the work to advance the Kingdom of God on Earth. 

For those that choose to let go of the dead weights of control and carnality, to break away from the things characteristic of the world, THIS WILL BECOME THE ERA OF SUPERNATURAL POWER AND MIRACLES, of the exploration of new frontiers and grand possibilities found in Christ alone! These sons and daughters will be launched and ascend to the heights of benevolence in Christ in the Heavenly places! They will be given access to the courts of heaven; they will receive, revelation, understanding and intelligence and the wisdom to know what they are to do in these times. The word of God in their mouths will be released with fire to set the enemy’s plans ablaze and destroy their strongholds.

In the new season now beginning, God will move powerfully to bless and support those who support others, and who build up rather than tear down. These will begin to experience the abundance of the favor of God working to establish them in strong eternal partnership in this time. The Heart of Christ is to bless, expand and build the people of God.  The Wind of the Holy Spirit is coming into the House of God bringing fresh clean air. For many, this will be a New Era of unity, of honor, of building lasting and enduring partnerships—the catalyst that ushers in the commanded blessing of God upon His people and for this decade.

“For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height—to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Ephesians 3:14-19

The Reprieve, Donald Trump, & The Coming Election!

 

Before the 2016 elections in the United States, I published a prophetic word on my website that was later published on The Elijah List. I wrote that the Lord had showed me that Donald Trump would win the election and He gave me a single word that would characterize the next decade ahead, and possibly even longer; the word was reprieve, I shared:

“At first, I thought the word reprieve simply meant a break, and was very surprised by the definition, its gravity and its significance! Reprieve means: to delay impending judgment, to relieve temporarily from evil; a respite and, a warrant authorizing the delay!  One of the definitions of the word warrant is: something as considered being the positive assurance of a thing.  I believe a Donald Trump’s presidency is God’s warrant—a positive assurance of a far-reaching reprieve!

As I contemplated the idea of a reprieve, and with an urgency from the Lord to understand His desires, a question began to form in my spirit: “Lord, if in Your mercy we have been granted a reprieve—a window of time, what does that mean to how we must now live and function during this season? What kind of Christian will this day demand? As I have pondered these questions, I believe I have been given some insight into God’s heart for the days ahead.

The election season in the United States has been the trigger that has mobilized the Global Body of Christ, to rise up in boldness with unified focus on an offensive such as has not been seen for a very long time!  The word of the Lord now ringing in my spirit for the season ahead is this: “Do not lose the momentum you have gained! Do not stop! Do not slacken the pace. Stay on the offensive; take the war into the enemy’s camp and breakthrough the enemy’s defenses.” God’s desire is that within the sphere and the boundaries He has given each of us, that we would rise up as a unified army to rule and reign with Him as co-heirs of His Kingdom, and as a force that takes back, holds and occupies the ground that He gives!”

Over the past 4 years, I am not so sure that we have fully understood this! We are presently in the midst of this reprieve—a slot of time to get the job done, very much connected to God’s work through Donald J. Trump in relation to Israel, empowering the Church, the appointment of judges, to abortion, the annihilation of human trafficking and pedophilia that is becoming rampant.  The enemy’s chief aim is to gain power over the world, to annihilate Israel and prevent the theocratic rule of God on Earth from becoming established in Jerusalem, Israel: “The law will go out from Zion, the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.” Israel is the reason the Trump presidency is vital, and why I am certain that He will win again.

We have  been given a reprieve, a window of opportunity that will one day close! I have been saying this with urgency before Donald Trump became president and since! The forces that mobilized the demonic machine before the last election is mobilizing again using the same tools, disinformation, propaganda and violence, and now added to the mix is the plague of Covid-19! The demonic forces have mobilized to prevent everything God has purposed during this time, especially through Donald Trump presidency.

For this reason, it is vital that we mobilize in an even greater way to pray and intercede again for the upcoming elections, as God will move through the intercession of His people, when we mobilize and take our place! It is key for those who call themselves followers of Christ, and those who are leaders to have clean hands and a pure heart, as many prophetic voices are now saying. The Word of God tells us in 1 Peter 4:7 that judgment begins at the House of God and that if we would judge ourselves, we would not be judged.

 “But when we are judged, it is the Lord’s training so that we will not be condemned along with the world.” 1 Corinthians 11:32  TPT

We are now at a Crossroads of History where we will most certainly be plunged into darkness unless God’s people rise up with the courage to fight! The stakes are high!  The Sons of God must arise…that is you and me! The dragon is seeking to devour the birth and rise of God’s sons and daughters—We will only be victorious if we choose to stand on the principles written in Revelation 12:10-11B

“Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, “Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down. 

  • And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb
  • And by the word of their testimony,
  • And they did not love their lives to the death.”

This is the Cross in action. The Cross is the only weapon that defeated these forces and it is the only weapon that will continue to do so! The Cross is the only weapon the enemy understands, and the Blood is the only thing that causes them to recoil in fear!

There must be more than cursory pleading of the Blood in this season. The enemy will only be defeated by a life that lives and is characterized by the Blood—a life that no longer lives for themselves, their good name or their position, but for Christ, where Christ is evident and at the forefront! This is a new warfare we are entering and will be fought and won with wisdom—the wisdom of God!

We have been created to make known to principalities and powers the manifold wisdom of God!  God’s wisdom is represented in the Cross! The Cross is foolishness to the world, but it is the power of God to those who are saved, as it says in 1 Corinthians 1:18!  God is enlisting and assembling the mature into a cohesive power packed force, fused with the life force of the Trinity, and driven by the authority and determination of God.

 “However, we speak wisdom among those who are mature, yet not the wisdom of this age, nor of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing.” 1 Corinthians 2:6

I have felt an urgency in my spirit that God is calling for a move of repentance in the Body of Christ; that He desires a cleansing of the heart of His House, from the things we have allowed to take precedence over the mandate and call on our lives, and the simplicity of service to our King. Repentance in humility has preceded every revival in history and will prepare us with the integrity, humility and character necessary to carry the weight of this next move of God. Doors are about to swing wide open for many who have been trained in obedience, persevered through the fire of training and count their lives as nothing in light of His Kingdom purposes.

Paul lived the life of the Cross, he stated that he counted everything in this life as nothing in order to know Christ in His suffering and in the power of His resurrection His statement in Philippians 3:12-14 is one that we must now fully embrace as we press forward in the good fight of faith.

 “…but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Therefore, let us, as many as are mature, have this mind.”

God’s Fireworks are about to begin, let us be sober, alert and ready to stand resolute in the Victory of our Lord!

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The Reprieve, Donald Trump & The Coming Elections

Glory Zones

Based on the last word I published—Systems Deployed,  I would like to continue to look at the principle and blueprint of Systems in terms of Apostolic Hubs, or what I refer to as Glory Zones! These are protected Cities of Refuge & Cities of defense—functioning on systems established by God. They are being created to stand against demonic assault in the completing era of things! These systems, operate with precision within a God established leadership structure and within order.

The definition of the word system provides insight into God’s intention—a set of things working together as parts of a mechanism or an interconnecting network—working together is the key to their effectiveness. Systems can be represented within a House, a City or an Army; all are facets of the end-time systems God is setting in place within Glory Zones across the Earth that are directed toward His ends, set to accomplish His will in these times.

Systems running together create synergy! Synergy is defined as:—THE COMBINED POWER OF A GROUP OF THINGS WHEN THEY ARE WORKING TOGETHER, THAT IS GREATER THAN THE TOTAL POWER ACHIEVED BY EACH WORKING SEPARATELY (Cambridge Dictionary).

Greater impact is therefore created when we work together as opposed to independently of each other! The point is there is structure and authority within systems, producing productivity and resilience! The parts within a system must agree and work together in a unity of purpose—God’s purpose, within God’s blueprint, with God’s end in view.

The ability to function within the constraints of Godly character is needed to receive direction. This produces the stability that comes through an understanding of being under authority. God is preparing Glory Hubs and Zones having this dynamic, through which He can birth His purposes in the Earth.

This era will be characterized by intense warfare as the enemies of God align themselves to oppose God and resist the moves of God, as they will not easily give up a billion souls easily. We are presently in the travail to birth a new era in our history, and collectively we are God’s birthing vessel.

God is presently showcasing the difference between darkness and Light. This is working to produce great division and a sifting in all sectors of society and within the Church. The Church will be attacked both from within and from without. It will be a time when great wisdom will be needed in our warfare, a time to be wise as serpents and harmless as doves (Matt. 10:16).

An outstanding feature of the coming apostolic Glory Zones will therefore be defense. Warriors will stand as sentinels at the gates of these cities. They will be given intelligence, wisdom and discernment to watch, guard and protect:

“In that day the LORD of hosts will be for a crown of glory and a diadem of beauty To the remnant of His people, For a spirit of justice to him who sits in judgment, And for strength to those who turn back the battle at the gate.” Isaiah 28:6

The Significance of God’s ordained Leadership Structure

There is much to be understood of God’s ways in the bible account of Rehoboam, having great relevance to these times. King Solomon had died, and the people asked Rehoboam the new king, to lighten the burden upon them and they would serve him. Rather than taking the counsel of the elders, Rehoboam took the counsel of the young men he grew up with and chose the keep the heavy yoke on the people. However, a curious statement is then made:

“So the king did not listen to the people; for the turn of events WAS FROM GOD, that the LORD might fulfill His word…So Israel has been in rebellion against the house of David to this day” 2 Chronicles 10:1, 19.

The people chose to reject Rehoboam’s rule, however, God saw their rejection and departure as rebellion! Rehoboam joined with the tribe of Benjamin and prepared to make war with Israel and their leader Jeroboam. He assembled one hundred and eighty thousand men from Judah who were chosen as warriors to fight against Israel (v. 1). However, God then sent an important word to Rehoboam that is relevant to us today:

“You shall not go up or fight against your brethren! Let every man return to his house, for this thing is from Me.2 Chronicles 11:4

The kingdom became divided and entered a state of war. Jeroboam took ten tribes under his rule, and because he was afraid of his people going up to Jerusalem to worship God, as ordained by God, he established his own places of worship, appointed his own priests and began worshiping idols (v.15).

But Rehoboam obeyed God, returned to Jerusalem and began to build cities of defense! These cities were built in Judah, which means praise, and in Benjamin where Jerusalem was established as God’s ordained place of worship and resting place.

God Equips & Provides for His purposes!

These cities represent fortified strongholds armed with Kingdom intelligence, strategic in spiritual warfare and intercession—they fight not against flesh or against their brothers and sisters. God is in the midst of such cities, they are therefore supplied with everything that is needed:

“Rehoboam fortified the strongholds, and put captains or leaders in them, and stores of food, oil, and wine. Also in every city he put shields and spears, and made them very strong.” 2 Chronicles 11:11

God will have an abundance of spiritual food in these cities, spiritual food but also natural food. God will always make sure His children are fed. These cities will be rich in the Word of God. Teaching and training will play a foundational part in the building up of these Glory Zones.

The Oil represents the anointing. The anointing will allow the gifts to flow in these cities with Divine wisdom. The gifts to teach, preach, heal the sick, raise the dead, cast out demons and perform supernatural acts, will function with power. There will be an anointing on the servants of the Lord in these cities surpassing anything we have seen as the sons of God dwell there. These Apostolic Hubs are God’s powerhouses or energy plants supplying power to regions. They will be storerooms filled with a sufficient supply of oil.

These Hubs will also have an abundant supply of wine. God has been saving His best wine for last. He is preparing to serve a wine to the world, not tasted before. This wine has been ageing for two thousand years. The church has come across with mostly judgment, condemnation, internal fighting and strife. We have left a bad taste in people’s mouths. The people of God in the last days will serve the pure undiluted wine of the Holy Spirit to bringing joy, refreshing and the love of God to a parched and desperate world.

Shields Up! Faith United!

I heard the Lord say, “Shields up!” Shields in these cities speak of faith creating a united front and wall of defense. Strong faith will be characteristic of these cities. They will be inhabited by people who are mighty in faith, who believe all things are possible with God. These shields will be a defense against any attacks from the enemy. These cities will provide shelter for the army of God, who will be made ready, trained and equipped to march forward into the battle. These are men and women of courage who fear nothing but their God.

The principle to be gleaned from this account of Rehoboam, is that it was ultimately a test from God to reveal who would submit to His ordained authority and divine order.

A sifting was taking place in preparation for the establishment of Glory Hubs—cities with foundations. Those who stayed, passed the test, and showed by their actions that their love for God and obedience to God surpassed their own desire for comfort. This is a hard lesson to learn but God is looking for warriors and leaders of character to carry His authority.

In wartime, there are grave consequences to lack of submission and order. Even so, many will choose the way of pride and split away from the protection of God’s plan. God resists the proud! God is knocking at the gates of cities and on the doors of churches wherever man’s control, independence and self-sufficiency has forced Him out. Within the Glory Zones of the faithful and obedient, this song will be sung:

“We have a strong city; God will appoint salvation for walls and bulwarks. Open the gates that the righteous nation which keeps the truth may enter in.” Isaiah 26:1-2

God’s Prepared Storehouses

We have been in a season of abundance—an abundance of revelation, of the prophetic word, of teaching of worship songs. It has been almost impossible to keep up with the CD’s, the messages, the videos, and the books—however the treasures of God are being stored within His people as we move toward a season of ‘mean and lean’ in the Earth. This does not seem to fit with the picture of great revival and great harvest. Yet, in examining Church history, beginning with the book of Acts, we see that most outpourings have been surrounded (before, during or after), by great storms, persecution, or economic woes.

Great harvest and times of abundance do not seem to happen together. When people have everything they need, they are blind to the fact they are in need of God, and of being saved. Tremendous Church growth is usually found in the hard times and in times of persecution. People search for God in desperate times. The greatest harvest is coming into the church right now under present persecution and chaos.

Those that have been filling up during the abundance of God’s River being poured out, will have plenty of food, wine and oil during the times of famine. In Joseph’s day, “The famine was over all the face of the earth” (Gen. 41:56).During the years of plenty, Joseph stored food in Cities: “He laid up in every city the food of the fields which surrounded them.” (Gen. 41:48)

These are the cities of defense and refuge, where the food, oil and the wine are now being stored. God has been preparing ‘Joseph’s and ‘Joseph’ Churches to be storehouses, those who have been in pits and prisons, misunderstood and persecuted as part of their preparation, who will become the administrators of food in the time of famine. God has been storing food in churches, leaders, and ministries in cities all over the world. IN JOSEPH’S DAY, THE WORLD HAD TO COME TO JOSEPH TO GET FOOD—the only place food was available!

We have entered times of shakings on the Earth, but it is in times of judgment that the Earth learns righteousness as Isaiah 26:19 states: “For when Your judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.”In these desperate times, amid the darkness, the world will be drawn to the Light and Glory of God upon His people who will, “…shine as lights in the world.”

Lift Off!

Over the last five months I have written many words about rockets, thrusts and launching; all related to a word God gave me in January 2019, that May 2020 would be THE LAUNCH.  I had no idea what that meant or what 2020 would look like. However, this year in March He said to me 3, 2, 1 lift off!  May was the month of LIFT OFF! I knew that Pentecost 2020 was going to be very significant in the movements of God, that would shift His people into a new dynamic of Church over the next decade. The people of God would be launched from an earthly dynamic into a Heavenly and supernatural one, with an added element imbued to their message—the leadership of the Lord, His voice and His Presence! The Commander of the armies of Heaven was coming to take over!

I was very surprised when I learned that SpaceX was scheduled to launch its first rocket into space on the weekend of the Feast of Pentecost, on the 30th, the day between when Messianic Jews and Gentile believers celebrate Pentecost. This was historic, as the first such launch in nine years. I knew that this could not be a coincidence, that it was a sign and confirmation from the Lord of LIFT OFF! However, I was disappointed when I discovered that the Rocket was named Falcon and the part that separated and went into space was called Dragon!  I was puzzled why, if this was a sign, God would allow it to be called these names.  As I was praying about this, I heard the Lord say check the definition.  I then discovered that a falcon was a bird of prey that killed with its beak as opposed to hawks and eagles that kill with their feet, a revelation of the power of the voice in the decade of the voice!  I was also surprised to learn of two meanings for the word dragon that I was not aware of; the first was, a formidable and fierce woman, and the second was a soldier armed with a musket—a weapon.

I began to see and understand a few things with the Lord’s leading. The fierce and formidable women represented the rising and launch of the Lord’s Bride as seen in Revelation’s chapter twelve. The woman in this chapter represented the global Body of Christ crowned by twelve stars representing Israel. The Man Child given birth in verse five is not a baby, as the Greek term uihos is used, but but rather it is the birth of the mature Son of Jew and Gentile in union with Christ, thereby producing the One New Man of His ultimate intention, brought forth for this hour!

The Soldier armed with a musket represents this One New Man. The history of the name musket comes from a time when small canons would be given names of birds of prey like the Falconet; the Italians borrowed this idea with the moschetto—the name of a sparrow hawk that later became the musket rifle.

In these two definitions—the Woman and the Soldier, I believe that God is signifying that war in the Heavens has begun. In Revelation 12:3 the red dragon of satan makes its appearance:

And another sign appeared in heaven: behold, a great, fiery red dragon having seven heads and ten horns, and seven diadems on his heads.”

The dragon’s seven heads represent its governmental rule over the earth. The dragon knows its time is short and is threatened by the birth of this great army of sons and daughters of God, now being released, and attempts to devour them at their inauguration. War has begun and it is time to fight! We fight on our knees; we fight with our mouths like the Falcon under-girded with the power and authority of our King and Commander.

 “And war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought…” Revelation 12:7

Satan’s time is short and is presently releasing chaos on the earth; the forces of darkness will not easily release a billion souls, however verse 11 declares that the people of God overcome and win! God has His own Falcon and Dragon released to go on the offensive to devour to release their prey.

“And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.”

God’s definition of short, when it comes to time, is not necessarily ours, there is much yet to be done and a great Harvest to reap that could take us many years in the future, however we are on a trajectory to the return of Christ and have been given a window of time to work.

Israel present existence in the land is a sign that we are in these last days.  We sometimes forget this, but their return was just over 70 years ago, the fulfillment of many prophecies in scripture related to the last days. Israel in the land is preparation for the return of Jesus, whose feet will one day stand on the Mount of olives.

As Jewish and Gentile believers, have through humility, began the process of coming into a true and authentic union over this past Passover through to Pentecost; that union became the oil providing the thrust for LIFT OFF at this Pentecost!

Passover to Pentecost was preparation for the Launch; the LIFT OFF has taken place! I heard the Lord say, “Now boldly go where no man has gone before!” Let us rise to this historic moment with boldness and with courage to serve the Living God and be reminded that he said in Isaiah, that no strongman can withstand the power of the Lord and keep His Harvest prisoner:

“But thus says the LORD: “Even the captives of the mighty shall be taken away, And the prey of the terrible be delivered; For I will contend with him who contends with you, And I will save your children.”  Isaiah 49:25

THE BIG RESET!

 

GOOD NEWS! God has checkmated the enemy’s move in the present coronavirus crisis. The enemy’s plan was to release calamity on the earth, but God strategically incorporated this virus in His plan to bring forth transformation in the world!  The people of God have been in prayer, intercession and expectation for a big move of God for years, and God has now answered with the BIG RESET—the precursor to a great awakening and a great in-gathering of souls into the Kingdom of God. The world was going off the rails, on a trajectory toward destruction, running to and fro as the bible predicted in the book of Daniel. The emotional temperature in the world was at an ugly boiling point as the gods of this world gained in sphere and power. But God! God is using what the enemy planned for evil as a GLOBAL RESET.

In the present Global shutdown, bars have closed, sports has shut down, Disney world, recreation and entertainment has shut down; as a result, families are at home talking and eating together; people are quiet, the world is quiet, children are home safe, attitudes are changing, people are having compassion on others, we are coming together in a unity of heart and mind and people are praying and looking to God for answers. We are lovingly caught in the captivity of the Lord and the enemy is losing big time!!  During a recent time of Intercession, I saw a massive lion pacing restlessly with anticipation; the scripture that came to mind was Isaiah 42:13-17:

“The LORD will march out like a champion, like a warrior he will stir up his zeal; with a shout he will raise the battle cry and will triumph over his enemies. “For a long time I have kept silent, I have been quiet and held myself back. But now, like a woman in childbirth, I cry out, I gasp and pant…I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth. These are the things I will do; I will not forsake them.”

I believe it is important that we take full advantage of this time God has given us to examine our lives, get rid of the non-essentials and recognize what is important.  In rest we will hear more clearly from God the strategies He wants to implement and the intercessory initiatives that will give birth to them. This is time to draw close to God and fine-tune our spiritual senses.

The entire chapter of Hebrew 12 is well worth studying at this time; in it God tells us not to take it lightly when we are disciplined by Him or grow weary under it—He disciplines those He loves as any loving father would. In verses 26-29, God warned us that He would shake everything that could be shaken; but we must take note His reasoning—it is for the removal of things that can be shaken, in order that the things that cannot be shaken might remain; that we may offer to Him acceptable worship with reverence and awe—He is a Consuming Fire and He will consume the sin out of our lives and ultimately out of the world!

God will be releasing prayer strategies to His people to bring us through this time—the term prayer strategy is simply the direction of how often to meet, in what manner we are to meet, who we are to meet with and the logistics of that, the theme of intercession, the way you we are to pray, whether in tongues or with revelation or both. This may be accompanied by symbolic action He may ask you to do; this may seem like something silly to you but when done in obedience carries great power. He may give specific songs to worship to, some with banners or in dance and it may be accompanied by a time of fasting or not.

The Lord has given us a strategy to have three prayer thrusts once a month until May (See related word). Considering what is happening in the world at first I didn’t think this was enough. As I am now forced to be at home, there is a quietness and a stillness in the atmosphere, and I believe that is by God’s design. God has been highlighting to me a principle in the strategy given to Joshua for Jericho. They had to march around the city in silence for seven days. On the seventh day they marched seven times then blew the trumpets. It seemed like a crazy thing to do, but they did it in obedience, power was released, and the walls fell! The part He is highlighting to me was the silence—they had to march in silence.

God is saying that as we wait before Him in quietness and in stillness, we are building up spiritual dunamis energy—an internal combustion that will explode and empower His move to BREAK OUT AND LAUNCH! I checked what internal combustion meant and found that: Internal-combustion engines are the most widely used power-generating devices currently in existence. It works by raising the temperature of a gas which then increases the pressure that makes it expand and blow. As we are still before the LORD, corporately waiting on the Him during this time, in fasting and in prayer, we are building up a corporate internal combustion in the Body of Christ that will break us out into the greatest move of God of all time. There were a few words that I wrote last year in which God said to tell them, “Ready or not here I come!”  I believe that time has come!

Understanding Spiritual Warfare

During these times it is important to know how to pray. Its time to fight God’s way! There can be much misconception when it comes to spiritual realities. Greater knowledge and understanding of spiritual warfare are important features of the Christian walk that I believe God is saying is presently needed. My last article touched on the aspect of it that relates to heart issues, as all victory is founded on the principle in Jesus’ words, the prince of this world comes but he has nothing in Me! The enemy could find no place of agreement in Christ, and the same must be for us. The Lord has continued to put an urgency in my heart to write on this subject to equip His people for the times.

The Bible speaks much about this warfare and is our source for all understanding of the subject.  The scriptures refer to the Lord as The Lord of hosts two hundred and thirty-five times! The word hosts mean armies—He is the Lord of armies, both in Heaven and on earth. We were enlisted in the army of God when we got saved, and have a fierce enemy, whether we understood that or not.

For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places. Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm. Ephesians 6:13 

At the core of spiritual warfare is understanding our identity as a son or daughter of God and standing in it. There are those who are called to lifestyle of prayer and have been given a strong gift in intercession, however all God’s people are called to prayer and live within this spiritual dynamic. Everyone is a part of the war weather they participate or not. Because we live in this atmosphere of warfare, to have a grasp of this subject is to everyone’s advantage.

Contrary to what some may think, spiritual warfare has some very basic Christian principles I would like to highlight. First, we begin by noting that the Bible is founded on the spiritual dynamic that God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship Him in spirit (Jn. 4:24). Angels are spiritual beings that serve God. Satan is a created spiritual being—an archangel that fell and is now the archenemy of God, and all humanity. Demons are spiritual beings that serve the devil and do his bidding, they hate humanity and their job description is to steal, kill and destroy every good thing God intends for His people and the world. The evidence of their activity can be seen in every sphere of society and they are especially targeting the children. It is therefore very important for every family to have a prayer strategy and teach the children to how to pray. Children should be secured in the truth of Jesus, and His great love and power toward them!

Do Demons have Power?

Every spiritual and physical entity is created and subject to the full sovereignty of God.  These created beings have power for two reasons: the first is that as God ordained judgment on all rebellion and disobedience from the very beginning, and demons have legal right to function in this environment of sin (Deut. 28). However, God has given humanity the right to choose their own course, “…I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing, therefore choose life…” (Deut. 30:19)

The second reason they appear to have power is that within the born again dynamic, though our spirits are fully regenerated, the Holy Spirit, takes the land of our souls through the process of sanctification and cleansing in order to remove all worldly mind-sets, demonic strongholds, effects of past trauma and ungodly beliefs.  Even as Christ has purchased the whole person with His blood, and owns us fully, we may not have given Him all our allegiance. He has given all of Himself, but He does not necessarily receive all of us! God also uses the process of sanctification or heart cleansing to train and build our spiritual muscles of faith in the understanding of His great power over all things, and as a consequence, our great authority in Him as sons of God (Col. 2:9-11).  During this process we learn to fight, we overcome the enemy of our souls and are healed—all oppression is driven from the land of our souls as we are continually filled by the Holy Spirit in greater and greater measure, as He occupies more of  us. Israel’s journey to the Promised land through the wilderness gives us a picture of this process—there they were built up in faith and learned to fight!They entered the Promised land as warriors with the Shout of a King amongst them!

What does Spiritual Warfare Entail?

Spiritual warfare is very different than warfare in the natural. Firstly, as Ephesians 6 stated our fight is with spiritual forces and not with people, and the weapons we fight with are not of this world—they are far more powerful!

“For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. And we will be ready to punish every act of disobedience, once your obedience is complete.” 2 Corinthians 10:3-6

The battleground ultimately is for the mind of man—for who we will serve and give our allegiance to.  When our obedience is complete and the Lordship of Christ is firmly established in our lives, we have great authority to demolish the enemy’s plans and schemes in our personal lives. And having overcome with our personal issues we can stand in a posture of obedience, in strength, in a corporate setting, to fight for our communities, cities and our nations. The principles for corporate warfare are the same for our personal lives so let’s look at the practicalities.

Practicalities of Corporate Warfare.

Effective warfare is not a matter of semantics or the tonality of our voice—whether we are loud or soft spoken, as we are all unique in our gift. It is not about how great we can pray, but rather about functioning, not in the flesh, but under the anointing of a humble, surrendered heart. I was once in a prayer meeting sitting beside a very soft spoken lady who was praying very quietly, as she prayed God showed me a picture of her in the spirit—it was as if she had a megaphone blasting out her prayer into the spiritual realm…the point being, no one is disqualified.  There are certain key features or spiritual weapons God has given us in our warfare to overcome the kingdom of darkness, that when applied in the dynamic God intended, will always take down the enemy, these are:

Union: The word declares that where we have union, the commanded blessing of God is then released (Ps.133). The word command is tsavah and means to send with a charge, give a command, set in order or send with a messenger. This makes it clear that unity is vital to effective warfare. There is a mystery in the principle of union and agreement that when in place, works to produce an explosion of dunamis supernatural power, having the potential to produce God-sized possibilities.   The shortest and most memorable word God has given me came to me in capital letters, He said: AGREE WITH ME!  When we agree with Him corporately, we are in union with each other and with Him—this dynamic produces dunamis power. The corporate sound that is released in this setting is a breaker sound that demolishes strongholds.

Faith: The word of God declares that faith is the victory that overcomes the world, that our fight is the fight of faith; that we have access by faith, we are strengthened by faith, the promise comes by faith. We are admonished to build up our faith as we are protected and shielded by faith. Ephesians 4:13 tells us that we are all growing up until we attain to unity in the faith. Unity of the faith is a unity of mind that is a oneness in conviction and belief in the Lordship, majesty, power, and fullness of authority of the Godhead. That kind of faith will overcome every obstacle and mountain in our path and will transform our world.

Peace: The peace of God that is His shalom is a powerful principle that drives out all fear, anxiety and distress.  It is a peace that surpasses all understanding. The Hebrew word shalom has so much more weight than simply the absence of strife; it means to be safe, healthy and prospering in life, it is from a root word that means to be safe in body, mind and estate, to be complete!  Peace is who Christ is! He is the Prince of Peace and darkness cannot dwell in the presence of His peace. We can all be filled and exuding this supernatural peace that dispels fear and is a key to effective intercession.

Compassion: The compassion and love of Christ is an important attribute that we are to each carry. Wherever Jesus is moved with compassion in Scripture we see a miracle take place. Compassion is the heart of God and the basis for miracles. Judgment can also be the compassion of God, as the word says that when the world is judged it learns righteousness (Is. 26:9). It is God moving to save us from ourselves.  However as with all the attributes of God there is the counterfeit—counterfeit grace, love and compassion, and the attempt made to sanctify sin and bless what God has cursed and is not blessing.

Speaking in Tongues: God has given us the powerful weapon of speaking in unknown tongues—prayer that is motivated and empowered by the holy Spirit. Praying in tongues personally and corporately is powerful as it releases revelation and spiritual insight into situations, and can produce signs and wonders, and is in itself a sign and a wonder! In spiritual warfare we are posturing ourselves before God and looking to Him for insight, revelation, keys to win the battle and direction in our intercession.   In spiritual warfare everyone contributes to the corporate spiritual dynamic. The synergy created becomes a force that is unstoppable.

The Word of God: Lastly, and most important is the Word of God. The Word of God has supernatural power and always accomplishes what God has purposed.  God created with the Word and it continues to have creative power when spoken by the Spirit through us. Hebrews 4:12 says that it is living and powerful and sharper than any two-edged sword. When unleashed by the Holy Spirit, it has the potential to demolish strongholds in the path of God’s will.

I was once in a prayer meeting for Israel and at the start of the meeting God gave me a word, however, it did not seem to fit what was being prayed, so I  held it and waited. At the right moment the Holy Spirit said “Now,” and I released it. When I spoke the word it seemed to be launched like a missile, and I knew by revelation, that the word had left the prayer room, crossed the ocean, and landed in Israel—somewhere in Israel freedom came that day! That is spiritual warfare!

The Countdown Has Begun!

 

I recently wrote a word titled, Three…Two…One…Lift Off, a word the Lord gave me regarding a rocket about to be launched.  After the word was first published in February, I heard the Lord say, “The countdown has begun!”   When He said that, my thoughts immediately went to the month of May, and was reminded that in the early months of 2019, the Lord had highlighted May 2020 as a significant month to mark—and that there were three months to May.

The Lord then gave me a strategy to hold a night of intercession once a month for the next three months taking us into May.  I believe it is now time to get focused, intentional and forceful in our intercession to get this rocket off the ground as we wait on the Lord for direction and for revelation.

This will be a decade of warfare and great battles for the harvest and for the Lord’s purposes to be fulfilled. We are presently caught in the waves of birth pangs that will deliver a monumental move of God!  This is definitely the time of Isaiah 60 where both the Glory of God and the darkness will be increasing with intensity. The Lord is calling forth the intercessors to mobilize and pray through the push of these birth pangs.

Many prominent leaders are now saying that the Church needs to wake up and be prepared for the fight, and this is absolutely true! These times are calling for people of God to be secure in their identity, know their God given authority and know how to pray and fight within the safe boundaries set by the Lord. However, as important as this is, it is also important to recognize that entering into spiritual warfare with unhealed heart issues and outside of biblical boundaries prescribed in the Bible, is dangerous.

In the late nineteen nineties there was much intercession and warfare taking place in the church, however, much was done with an immaturity and lack of understanding of spiritual warfare. At that time John Paul Jackson released a book called Needless Casualties of War; with the publishing of this book, it seemed that intercession throughout the church got shut down for a season. I believe this book was sent by God at that time, as there was so much retaliation harming His intercessors. It is time for the Body of Christ to now rise as the army God has been training it to be, to fight in the many battles ahead. However, this must now be with the maturity and the wisdom we have gained—we will otherwise have another season of needless casualties of war.

In light of this, having led on the frontlines of intercession during those years, who became one of those casualties, I feel led to share some of what I learned. At the time, I was leading intercession with many skilled amazing prayer warriors and were seeing tremendous breakthroughs. Because of this, the enemy was continually trying to take us down…and he did eventually succeed. He succeeded because sin was in the camp. There was much pride and unhealed hearts in all of us; so needless to say, we suffered much retaliation. The enemy looks for your weak spot and will hit you in any area he can—finances, health issues, your property, relationships and marriages, and he works to continually bring division. If we are easily offended and have unhealed heart issues, he can quickly work to infiltrate the team to destroy it.

During that time God gave me a vision of a great looming Tower and the sound of a marching army in the distance… heading my way. As I heard the sound, I looked up at the tower, it was covered with windows and doors and they were all open. As the sound got louder, each one began to slam shut! The Lord then started to teach me about the gates and doors in our lives that were giving access to the enemy, and the strategies to close them in preparation for the coming battle with this army.

As the Lord released revelation and understanding, I shared them with the intercessors. These teachings eventually became the basis for my book The Plumb line. The Lord also released me in the area of deliverance, and I worked with each intercessor and took them through a time of prayer counseling and deliverance. I saw many get delivered of tormenting spirits and enter great freedom!

The Lord then gave me detailed and specific prayer strategies in response to certain spirits that were oppressing and hindering the church. The first one was Jezebel; the first part of the strategy was to study and understand the character and ways of this spirit and repent for any places in which we identified with it. We spent many meetings prayerfully humbling ourselves in preparation.

The Lord then gave me a plan to ensure that there was prayer covering for everyone on the intercessory team. Each person was assigned to cover two other people in prayer and were themselves being covered by two people. We then had a series of meetings to worship and intercede as the Lord led us. Our meetings were always very exciting as He was always there in our midst leading us to victory! After this campaign of prayer ended, there was an immediate release that resulted in the reconciliation of the church with an important family that had left the church through an ugly split.

Our next assignment was Leviathan, the king of pride. God had me wait for about three weeks to get His strategy for this spirit.  During the waiting time, we did the same as we did with Jezebel. We studied the character of this spirit and the way it functioned. We then repented for the ways that we identified with it.  The Lord warned us from Job 41:8 not to try to try to come against this spirit, as it says, “If you lay a hand on it, you will remember the struggle and never do it again!”

God then released the strategy, which was to have a series of Friday night watches where we would humble ourselves and pray through the night in worship, repentance and in seeking His face. These prayer meetings were extremely powerful! Unfortunately, in the last meeting I made a mistake. I perceived a dark mocking spirit on a throne and in the passion of the moment, came against it. The retaliation against me was fierce, as there was much pride in my heart; I crashed and almost had a nervous breakdown. You cannot fight pride with pride! And it is foolish to step unto the frontlines with outstanding sin in your heart!

Still, we learned a lot during those years about spiritual warfare and the importance of having a heart of humility, submission and accountability to leadership and to others. We all need regular spiritual check-ups on our heart issues, and if you believe that you are perfectly fine, and have no heart issues, then it is be possible there may be some deception, as that can be an attitude of pride.

I believe that all we have been through was boot camp training for this important hour, and am always reminded that we serve a God that has the power to fully heal and restore us, and put us back on the front lines, as He His word says that all things work together for good for those who love Him.

During those years, I came to realize how very ill prepared the Church was in regard to the warfare from the enemy of our souls. I wrote the book The Plumb Line as heart preparation to stand on the frontlines of the battle in the present hour. There are fierce battles on the horizon, where we are being called to serve the living God as an army, and as a generation that knows their God and does great exploits in His name. However, God wants us to be safe!

God has spent years refining and preparing us for this hour, that we would become a fierce army, a wise army, a strong army and a humble army—as it is only the humble and the meek that can stand against the forces of darkness.

There are two extremely important features of warfare that must be in place before we go into any spiritual battles; the first is living a life of obedience to God’s Word and having a heart of repentance when we falter. The second is the principle of unity—we must stand together corporately, in union of heart and mind in order to withstand the forces of darkness—a divided army will fall. It is important now to lay down our differences and offenses, and unite together for the sake of the Kingdom and for the sake of the world. The Word of God admonishes us to embrace the Cross and unite as one man in order to stand in victory.

We have entered a year where the very ground is shaking beneath our feet, where there is chaos in the world, anger, hatred, earthquakes, plagues, locusts, famine and pestilence— it is time to put on our armor and fight—not against flesh and blood, but against spiritual hosts of wickedness. 

God is launching a Campaign and will now be releasing prayer strategies to His army of intercessors in all nations. Our job according to Ephesians 3:10 is to declare and represent the manifold wisdom of God to principalities and powers. That wisdom is a sacrificial wisdom that does not seek its own but is a wisdom that is willing to lay down its life for others, as Jesus did! That is the wisdom of God! The Cross is the wisdom of God! It is not about how great and powerful we are; it is about how great and powerful He is! When we are centered in the will of God, embracing His Cross, our warfare will always be victorious!

God Bless you and Keep you and make His face to shine upon you and give you peace always!

 

Three…Two…One… Lift Off!

 

During a leaders meeting I recently attended, I had a vision of a Rocket Ship about to launch with flames shooting out from its base. Attached to the tip was a silver armed warhead. The Lord then began to lead me into an understanding of this revelation which continued to expand in depth over the following week. He highlighted three important features and objectives of a rocket and related it to the present purposes of His apostolic leaders, the first of which is exploration:

Exploration

Exploration, is the action of searching unknown territory for resources. Space exploration takes this to another dimension in its reach for new heights and new discoveries in the cosmos that would be of benefit to mankind. In this prophetic picture God is raising our thought processes to include what may have been previously thought to be impossible—to include the cosmic and supernatural realities made available to the church by God, but have been long ignored.  Just as the pioneers of old broke through to occupy new frontiers, the decade of the 20’s will see the people of God advance with an apostolic thrust into new dimensions of God’s Glory and of the powers of the age to come (Heb. 6:5)

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.” Ephesians 1:3

The Military and Warfare

The second feature of a rocket is in the arena of War.  Rockets can also be armed as a weapon of war as in the case of a missile. Rocket propelled missile artillery, deliver explosive warheads to their targets. They can also be defensive in nature, designed to blow up incoming missiles, as the Israeli Iron Dome defense system was designed to do. In the vision, I saw that the rocket had a silver warhead on its tip, representing the supernatural dunamis power of the Word of God’s power that seeks out and destroys the enemy strongholds.

“…so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.”  Isaiah 55:11

“And the words of the LORD are flawless, like silver purified in a crucible, like gold refined seven times.” Psalm 12:6

The Iranian government—the enemy of Israel and the people of God—routinely sends messages to Israel written in Hebrew on its ballistic missiles, such as, “Israel must be wiped out!” However, written on the side of God’s Missile were the words, The Chiefs!  Many words have been recently written, and there has been much talk about Bob Jones’s prophecy regarding the Kansas City Chiefs. Bob shared that when The Chiefs won the Superbowl it would begin a great revival! He also prophesied that in 2020 the great Harvest would begin—these two events have collided this year! Bob also shared that the Chiefs represented the Apostolic Chiefs being released.

Just as Iran sends messages to the people of God on its missiles, with the finger of God, God is writing on His Holy Ghost Ballistic Spacecraft, “My Apostolic Chiefs are Coming!”  God is NOW getting ready for a pre-emptive strike against the enemy that thrusts His Apostolic, Prophetic Chiefs  out, empowered by the DUNAMIS FIRE POWER OF GOD.

Communication

The third feature of a spacecraft is in the area of communication. Rockets deliver satellites that are now routinely positioned in space to establish and expand communication, sending important data and intelligence back to earth. Satellites gather information to benefit mankind, and also provide intelligence on our enemies plans and movements. God’s Apostolic, prophetic Spacecraft carries the eyes of God that sees all and communicates that information to His leaders—It is His Heavenly Intelligence Agency providing vital and strategic information, released to navigate His people safely to the Destination of the Promised Land of Christ.

God’s Apostolic and prophetic leadership have been released to lead the Body of Christ, and is equipped and backed to establish Heavenly strategic initiatives. These initiatives are designed to establish communication systems and constructs for Heavenly intelligence to be released and take vast territory now occupied by the enemyThe apostolic has embedded within the mindset of its ‘going’ a view of the spiritual dimension and the cosmic realities that work to incessantly resist it at all costs. However,  the people of God the people of God have entered a NEW DAY, and will no longer stay on the defensive. This Apostolic Spacecraft is a move of God that is offensive by design, is armed with faith and will deliver targeted Holy Ghost bombs designed to break through the strongholds holding people in captivity.

This Heavenly Spacecraft carries the mandate of Isaiah 61—the passage Jesus read at the launch of His Ministry. Jesus moved out on the offensive, empowered by the Holy Spirit and the Word of God spoken through the prophet Isaiah—we must do the same! This is an anointing that declares the Year of The Lord’s Favour, is empowered to set captives free and to repair ruined Cities.

Rules & The Israel Dynamic

The Lord also showed me that presently there were rules and regulations based on man’s agenda that were restricting the launch and thrust of this Apostolic Spacecraft. These were regulations that were working to suppress His supernatural work and stifle the moves of the Holy Spirit, founded on the world’s reasoning and the world’s economic system. He then highlighted the example of President Donald Trump’s economic strategy: after becoming President, he immediately removed the burden of hundreds of regulations the previous administration had placed on the U.S. economic system.

With the added impetus of America’s alignment with Israel and the moving of the embassy to Jerusalem, the U.S. economy took off like a rocket and continues to rise. America may fear recession and economic collapse, but its economy is held and fully under the sovereign control of God, fully empowered by the Word of God that blesses those who bless and take care of His people Israel. Trump’s strategy is also a prophetic picture for the Church. As we now being prepared to launch, it is important to examine and re-evaluate the economic structures we have put in place, whether they are founded on Biblical principles or on the principles of the world. God is asking us to step off of the ground of carnal policies and ascend by faith to life in the power of God, where the Wind of the Spirit thrusts us ever higher into the dynamic of the supernatural eternal life we were meant to live.

Women of God

Women will be thrust to the forefront of this move of God as an integral part of the Company of Chiefs. Women are being invited to take this place prepared for them by God from before time. If women will rule and reign with Christ at His return, they will also reign with Him now in this time. Women are God’s secret weapon reserved by Him FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS! They will work alongside men as Barak worked with Deborah, Mordecai with Esther and Aquila did with His wife Priscilla. These women were raised up and released by God for their times. God has done this throughout history and is presently doing it again! Women will be key as leaders in the battles ahead—the precedent has been set!

“God Almighty declares the word of the gospel with power, and the warring women of Zion deliver its message…” Psalm 68:11 TPT

On the road ahead, it will be vital that we keep our daily appointment with the Lord, to be listening for His voice and, “…watching daily at His gates” as He moves out to take over, to lead His leaders and His people. God is searching now for those who will worship Him in both Spirit and in Truth! A life founded upon obedience to the truth of the Word of God and obedience to His precepts and principles, is the highest form of worship we can give Him!

The Lord is coming now as the Chief Apostle, the Chief Prophet and Teacher the One through whom God speaks; the Chief Shepherd who guides His people, as the Lord of the Harvest—the Chief Evangelist who works to gather His Harvest. Our posture now is to bow the knee to serve Him—His desires and His plan, to finish His work! He is poised to push the button for LIFT OFF! Are you ready!

STAYING IN THE PLACE OF ASCENDANCY IN 2020

At the start of this year during an awesome night of worship, I was caught up in adoration and praise with hands raised in worship to the Lord. I suddenly saw a vision where I was standing in a small paddle type boat in the middle of the ocean with my arms raised to heaven in worship. The waters were very choppy, but the boat was still! There was lightening, thunder and dark clouds through which the lightening lit up the sky.  I stood and worshipped God in that boat oblivious to the storm raging around me.

When the song ended, I sat down to seek God about what the vision meant. As I was deep in thought pondering this, lines from the song, Raise a Hallelujah, that was then playing, pierced through my thoughts:

“I’m gonna sing, in the middle of the storm, Louder and louder, you’re gonna hear my praises roar.”

At that point, God revealed to me an understanding of the vision—that it was a picture that represented the year ahead! He said that storms would surely come, that it would be an intense and volatile decade. However, for those who take their stand to praise Him regardless of seemingly negative circumstances, who love and serve Him with a whole heart, this year would be one of GREAT VICTORIES, JOY AND ACCELERATED BREAKTHROUGHS. The sons of God are being released in the image of God in vast numbers—sons and daughters that know their God, who have been brought through the fire to implicit faith, to great authority and high praises for their God on their tongues.

This word is not intended to highlight woes and trouble, but rather it is about pointing the way forward for running a race of strength.  I am saying with confidence that the way before will clear as we raise our voices this year, in the year of the voice—to PRAISE OUR GOD FOR HIS GOODNESS!

You who dwell in the gardens with friends in attendance, let me hear your voice!” Songs of Songs 8:13

Sometimes people can be shy about praising aloud, but God wants to hear YOUR VOICE! Praise is a declaration of the power, might and character of our God, out loud! Not only does God want to hear us say the words, praise works internally to change our disposition and shift us into the place of GREAT FAITH. The combination of our great faith rising before Him and His Presence moving in to inhabit our praise, creates a dynamic atmosphere primed for miracles to take place. These are the ingredients that will ALWAYS CREATE BREAKTHROUGH!

The psalmist declared that the HIGH PRAISES of God in our mouth and the two-edged sword of the Word of God in our hand, is our weapon against the enemies of God (Ps. 149:6). God has given us this tool for our protection and our strength in the decade ahead.  Praise will take you quickly from a place of fear, doubt and hopelessness, into the place of faith where miracles will break out. Praise lifts us into the ascended place of deep thankfulness and joy that opens the gates into His Presence.

It is also important to remember in this season of warfare, that we cannot allow the enemy to steal our praise and use our mouths to complain, judge, gossip and murmur, as we will be robbed of possibly the greatest year of our lives.

Choose to ascend in worship, ascend in praise and rise above the chaos raging in the earth. Resolve in your heart to keep your eyes fixed on His face in faith, regardless of circumstances…Don’t be thrown, HE WILL GET YOU THROUGH TO AN ASCENDED PLACE WHERE THE ENEMY CANNOT TOUCH YOU AND MUST FLEE!  Declare in faith, No, I am more than a conqueror, I will not allow you to steal 2020 from me, the year of promises fulfilled, the year of the Lord’s FAVOR, His acceptable year to pour out abundant blessings, to restore double and to restore and repair our cities (Is. 61.).

Open the ancient Gates with PRAISE and welcome the King of Glory into your circumstances, into your spheres and your cities.  It is time to co-create with God to bring forth His will into the Earth. As you open your mouth to praise you will see things shift quickly as Heaven comes to back you up!

During the first week of January, God confirmed the vision He showed me by giving me songs—two in particular; songs that are continually playing in my mind during certain challenges I have had to face. These songs are worth considering:

You’ll Never Walk Alone

When you walk through the storm
Hold your head up high
And don’t be afraid of the dark

At the end of a storm
There’s a golden sky
And the sweet silver song of a lark

Walk on through the wind
Walk on through the rain
Though your dreams be tossed and blown

Walk on, walk on
With hope in your heart
And you’ll never walk alone, You’ll never walk alone (Songwriters: Oscar Hammerstein II / Richard Rodgers)

Through the second song the Lord gave me, He was speaking into the fight, and the fortitude of spirit needed to birth the dream and our destinies; the chorus really stirred my heart:

To dream the impossible dream

This is my quest, to follow that star
No matter how hopeless, no matter how far
To fight for the right
Without question or pause
To be willing to march
Into hell for a heavenly cause (Songwriters: Joe Darion / Mitchell Leigh)

Praise is power!  Praise is a weapon given to us by God—a weapon that we need to utilize.   Use your voice this year not only to decree to word of the Lord, but to also bless the heart of our God. He is our Father, exalt Him to the highest place in your life…He is worthy of all!

BIG THINGS ARE COMING!!

 

Recently, as I was praying, I heard the Lord’s voice boom in my spirit,   “BIG THINGS!” BIG THINGS are coming!!” The Lord sometimes takes a very long time to move, but when He does finally move, it is sometimes accompanied by “…noises, thunderings, lightnings and earthquakes.”

Scripture shows that God waited four hundred years before He had the perfect dynamic to move the people of Israel out of their captivity in Egypt into the promises of God. God called out the man Moses saying that He had heard the cries of His people and was coming down to deliver them (Ex. 3:7-8). After 400 years of silence God moved—it was a BIG THING accompanied by great signs and supernatural wonders!

After twenty years of oppression under the vicious rule of the Amalekites, God raises up Deborah. She was judging Israel at that time, and along with Barak, God sends them into battle, and delivered the enemy into their hands!  This was a BIG THING!

After seven years of oppression under the Midianites the Angel of the Lord appeared to Gideon and greeted him as a “Mighty Warrior,” the Angel in essence tells him that it was time to fight.  This was a BIG THING—Israel was about to drive out the enemy and secure their land, again with signs, wonders and miracles!

After 400 years of silence, with no word from the Lord to the prophets, God sends the man John the Baptist to herald the news of the coming Messiah—the One who would become God’s Gift of salvation to mankind! This was a MONUMENTAL THING! Jesus walked into the Temple, picked up the Scroll of Isaiah and read:

“The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because He has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, TO PROCLAIM THE YEAR OF THE LORD’S FAVOR.” Luke 4:18-19

Jesus came moving in great supernatural signs and wonders and with His death on a Cross changed world history—a VERY BIG THING!

God has heard the cries and the groanings of His people and the travail of the earth for the appearance of the sons of God. He is coming down to release liberty to the prisoners and freedom to the captives, to give them beauty for ashes—TO PROCLAIM 2020 AS THE YEAR, AND THE DECADE OF THE LORD’S FAVOR!

God is now set to come down upon an army of men and women called out as deliverers—as Deborah was; their job description is Isaiah 61, to deliver the people and the land from the bondage of oppression. This army will march forth with the Word of God in their mouths, anointed with the Spirit of the Lord upon them!

God is set and ready to move—there will be thunderings, noises, lightnings and earthquakes in the nations and in every sphere and arena, in demonic systems, governments and social constructs. Demonic structures are primed for a great fall! God’s Light will begin to shine on the darkness and sin. Evil will be exposed as demonic spiritual walls of protection crumble around many who have plotted the demise of nations and of our children.

For those who have ears to hear, directions will fall from Heaven—strategies will come; instructions will be given as was given to Moses, to Deborah, to Gideon and to John the Baptist—God’s unusual, peculiar methods brought forth to set the captives free and bring hope to the despairing.

The Favor of the Lord will rest heavily upon His people, a Favor that draws and attracts everything needed and required to get the job done—resources, finances, gifts, and anointings, supernatural miracles, signs and wonders. Jesus is ready to ride with His apostolic/prophetic servants into the Harvest fields of the nations. The King is ready to go into His fields! Jesus is Lord of the Harvest and is ready to meet with His people in the Harvest fields.

God would say to His people: “Do not look to what man is doing; do not look to what the enemy is up to in their desperation, as their time is short! Look up to Heaven, seek first the Kingdom of God, set your face like flint on the champion King who rejoices to run His course. The Desire of all Nations is coming to save, that is what He does best—He is the Savior King, MIGHTY TO SAVE!

I heard the Lord say that THE TIDE IS TURNING! I have heard this said many times before, but for many days this phrase kept ringing in my spirit, so I dug further into an understanding of it as I felt God was making a point and putting His exclamation on it. When the tide turns THINGS CHANGEusually dramatically, and for the better. The course of bad situations changes—THERE COMES A COMPLETE REVERSAL OF THE CIRCUMSTANCES!

When God says to go, step out of your boat, keep your eyes on Him in absolute faith, for your time has arrived and the tide is turning! Your destiny advances purposefully towards you! It’s time to sing a new song, to shout to the Lord your high praises—praises of His goodness, praises of His majesty that rules the Heavens, and praises for His love that endures forever! Praise the Lord! Praise to the King! Tremble O earth at the Presence of the Lord for He is coming down to save!

As we close the year 2019, I would like to decree over you that in 2020:

You will stand securely under showers of unprecedented blessings, that in this year of Favor you will have the extraordinary Favor of the Lord that draws and attracts all His goodness to you. I decree that you will abide under the exceptional providence and protection that being a child of God affords; that no weapon formed against you will or can prosper, as you dwell under the shelter of His Love. You will have joy, peace, courage and boldness; you will find these virtues rising up in you without effort as you praise Him daily for His goodness and power towards you. You will stand with conviction, without fear, clothed in power in garments of righteousness against the schemes of the enemy proclaiming, this is the year of the favor of the Lord!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you!

The Roar of a Heavenly Invasion!

 

Apostle Barbara Yoder: Faith Marie Baczko is well known to me; she is a biblically based Spirit led minister and I fully endorse both her and this word:

I was recently at a conference in Ann Arbor at Apostle Barbara Yoder’s Church – Shekinah Apostolic Center.  Dutch Sheets was one of the Speakers and Steve Swanson was leading worship.  The name of the conference was ROAR, a name given at a time when there was little understanding of the significance of the entrance into the decade of peythe mouth in Hebrew. The conference began with a ROAR and ended with a crescendo of HEAVEN’S ROAR uniting with the church.  I am writing this word in response to two visions I received while in worship, visions that I believe are significant now to the people of God as a whole.The first vision I received was on the Friday night.  I have been in many meetings at this church when Steve Swanson was leading worship and moved into prophetic worship…and it was always of the charts in his ability to usher the people into the supernatural realms of God. This night surpassed anything I had ever experienced…however, it was far more than an experience; something significant was initiated by Heaven that night and the following day!  I am finding it very hard to describe with words the sounds that I heard… and I am not going to even try, except to say that the worship began on a supernatural note that continued to build in power and in ethereal intensity (God just gave me that word it means otherworldly). The sound continued to build to such a degree that it became difficult to not be completely overwhelmed and overtaken. Suddenly the emphasis shifted from ascending worship, to a Heavenly invasion into the sanctuary! This commanded the absolute silence of any voices…there was just the ROAR and sounds that accompanied the invading forces.

As I was caught up in the worship, I was taken into a vision; it began with Jesus taking hold of my hand and pulling me into swirls of the Glorious blue—this I believe signified revelation. As I passed through the blue I then looked and saw thousands of white horses, each jostling to get into formation. A line was formed stretching as far as the eye could see.  Suddenly the scene switched, and I was now seeing the church sanctuary fill with these white horses and their riders from wall to wall.  On the platform was a great white horse with Jesus sitting on it and a banner in His hand. A few horses were on either side of Him and He sat there looking as the room filled up with these heavenly riders.

The scene then suddenly switched again to an open field of green with trees lining the far side; the horses were again in formation galloping as swiftly as the wind. As they passed by me, a white cord suddenly was wrapped around me like a lasso; I found myself lifted into the air and firmly planted on the back of one of the horses, riding fiercely with this army. Understanding of the vision didn’t become clear to me until later when I saw that it was timed perfectly with what was happening with the worship. I then understood that the Armies of God—the saints of God and the angelic hosts of Heaven, were being released together into the harvest fields of the world!

After the time of silence in the worship, Apostle Barbara stood and released a confirming word to what I was seeing, she prophesied:

“There is an army, that is right now being commissioned from Heaven. It is arising with the strength that Moses had, that his strength didn’t fail, and his eyes didn’t go dim. They are arising to the tune of Heaven and as they arise to the tune of the sound of Heaven, they are going to march in a coordinated effort across this land… and God said I am going to deliver the victory into their hands. But you must stand, and you must get into your formation, for God says I am on the move, and I am initiating a brand-new movement. And this movement will not be stopped for I am releasing and imparting My strength even right now to go beyond what you have ever gone beyond before. For God is putting the sword of Gideon in your hand, the sword of victory, the sword of the Lord and Gideon! Shout to the Lord! …This is a brand-new day and God is doing a brand-new thing! I am mustering My army, My forces shall not encounter defeat! The Lord says you cannot and shall not be defeated! The Lord says My forces cannot and shall not be defeated! I declare to you that the forces shall not be defeated, they shall break all the way through to victory, for even now there is a new thing happening and there is a swirling of the Winds of Heaven—Winds of strength. There are places where you said , I cannot go any further, or I cannot get up again—the Wind is coming into your back to pick you up and to put you into formation and YOU WILL NOT BE DEFEATED AND YOU WILL BREAK THROUGH TO VICTORY!

The following day the atmosphere and dynamic of worship continued, and God took me into a second vision: This vision began with the color purple, which I understood to mean royalty.  I then saw an enormous Throne with a magnificent and ornate golden chair with One seated on it. It was God the Father! He had a large golden crown on His head with jewels embedded in it and a scepter in His hand. I could not see His face. On either side of His throne stood a line of trumpeters with extremely long golden trumpets; they were all blowing with their trumpets lifted high into the air. The line of them on either side went on and on, again as far as the eye could see. God the Father was not seated on His Throne, He was standing; I thought this was unusual but He was observing us intently.

I then saw a large fearsome lion swagger out in front of the Throne; He stopped and stood there exuding immense power and strength, His eyes blazing with the intensity of what was about to take place.  As the trumpeters blew their horn, I heard the Father Announce: “IT HAS BEGUN!” Apostle Barbara then again began to prophesy:

“The trumpets are sounding! I have now commissioned and empowered my remnant. They are arising as a mighty army that cannot be defeated. They are arising, they are advancing, they will break through and victory is in their hands. They are advancing, they cannot be defeated, victory is in their hands! They are advancing, they cannot be defeated, victory is in their hands. Let the roar arise and run to the battle!”

It now seems clear that we are no longer waiting for God to move—HE HAS MOVED! The evidence of this is beginning to break out all over the world. Hollywood is being greatly affected, stadiums are filling up with worship, revivals are breaking out in certain cities. Despite the circumstance around us in regard to politics, the economy, in our nations and in our communities, the people of God are suddenly sensing a RISING in their spirits coming upon them and a shaking of the ground beneath them…the armies of God are riding in unison to gather in the Harvest and defeat the enemies of God!

Many will now sense the Spirit of God coming upon them with ideas and strategies and will perceive that it is time to step up and move out! Many will no longer be satisfied or content to sit around and wait; they will feel the Holy Spirit nudging them to go again! Look again! You will hear a Voice in the wind encouraging you to cast your net on the other side—to try again with a new strategy or with fresh oil…with an expectation that this is the time, and that this time there will be success! 

God will be releasing very unusual and unique strategies to saints who have the mindset to embrace them and move with Him in the harmony of partnership.  We have heard it said that over history that the last move of God tends to persecute the next move of God—It is important now to not fall into this trap, as God is doing a NEW THING. He has new ways brought forth to overcome the challenges of this present world—the new age with its strange ways of thinking.  It is time to move out without fear and to always remember just as Barbara declared: “You will not be defeated!

Information for Shekinah Regional Apostolic Center:
Barbara J Yoder – Lead Apostle
www.shekinahchurch.org
www.barbaraYODERblog.com

THE DECADE OF THE VOICE OF THE LORD!

On September 30th we will be entering the Jewish New Year of 5780. In Hebrew the number eighty is represented by the letter pey that means the mouth.  During worship at a recent conference I attended in Raleigh on prophets and the prophetic, I began to receive a download from the Lord as to this coming decade marked by pey and beginning 2020 on the Gregorian calendar.

Having passed through the decade of ayin, represented by the eye, and seeing, a season of having learned to see and align our spiritual eyes to what God is revealing—we are now entering the time of 20/20 vision, of being perfected in vision in order to speak, decree, and prophecy with a higher level of accuracy and specificity. Prophets and the prophetic will move to the forefront as God moves to release His Will on planet Earth. On Rosh Hashanah we will enter the decade of the mouth—a new season thrusting us into a Holy Spirit inspired boldness to speak forth the Word of God, imparting His will into all situations, circumstances, spheres and political, and economic realms.

THE VOICE OF THE LORD

This will be a decade not related to our words and agendas, but rather TO THE VOICE OF THE LORD, HIS WILL AND HIS AGENDA coming forth in the Spirit of THE FEAR OF THE LORD!

“The voice of the LORD is over the waters; The God of glory thunders; The LORD is over many waters. The voice of the LORD is powerful; The voice of the LORD is full of majesty. The voice of the LORD breaks the cedars, Yes, the LORD splinters the cedars of Lebanon…The voice of the LO RD divides the flames of fire. The voice of the LORD shakes the wilderness; The LORD shakes the Wilderness of Kadesh. The voice of the LORD makes the deer give birth, And strips the forests bare; And in His temple everyone says, “Glory!” Psalm 29

This will be a decade when we will see prophets and prophetic saints declare and decree with an unction supported by the Voice of the Lord, initiating great breakthroughs long-awaited for.  THE VOICE OF THE LORD WILL THUNDER OVER THE WATERS, impacting the seas of many peoples, shifting nations and governments. THE VOICE OF THE LORD SPLINTERS THE CEDARS, shattering the pride of man—God will shatter and divide the enemy plans and every proud thing that rises against His Will!  THE VOICE OF THE LORD DIVIDES WITH FLAMES OF FIRE, STRIKING WITH BOLTS OF LIGHTENING; God will move to strike at the heart of evil, and the occultic conglomerates empowering iniquity in the earth.

THE LORD SHAKES THE WILDERNESS OF KADESHKadesh meaning the place of defilement and all sexual uncleanness. The Voice of the Lord will shake the places of immorality in the earth, exposing and revealing all that is grotesque and horrific in perversion—God will move to release countless captives from these prisons of bondage and multitudes will be set free!  THE VOICE OF THE LORD MAKES THE DEER GIVE BIRTH—this will be a decade of birthing the promises of God the Body has been travailing for over the last decade. The number eight represents a new beginning and a door, this decade will be the decade of THE BIRTH.  We will see the birth of the Marvels of God and enter into the full knowledge of His faithfulness and goodness to mankind. I see a multitude of doors swinging open to new pastures and fields of creativity, innovation and Ministry, with the Bright Light of God shining with favor on His people, and everyone will shout, “Glory!”

In the decade of the mouth, prophecy will begin to bubble up in the mouths of God’s people, declaring the word of the Lord.  Prophets will rise with prominence and accuracy. The Lord says that this will be a time of extreme acceleration, where His Word will run swiftly to accomplish His will, and will not return void:

“…so is My word that goes out from My mouth: It will not return to Me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.” Isaiah 55:11 

God told Abraham that Israel would be in bondage four hundred years and would be set free after the iniquity of the Amorites was complete, or at its fullness. When God was ready to perform this Word, He raised up Moses as a deliverer of His people.  Moses protested before God, saying that He could not speak. God’s answer to him was, “Who has made a man’s mouth?” He then tells him, “I will be with your mouth and teach you what to say!” (Ex. 4:10-12). In Hebrew the word ‘with’ can also mean ‘in,’ and the word teach is yarah and means to, flow as water or shoot like an arrow!

HE PUTS HIS WORDS IN YOUR MOUTH

Jeremiah also told the Lord that He could not speak, but God answered him:

“…you shall go to all to whom I send you, and whatever I command you, you shall speak. Do not be afraid of their faces, For I am with you to deliver you,” says the LORD. Then the LORD put forth His hand and touched my mouth, and the LORD said to me: “Behold, I have put My words IN YOUR MOUTH.”

God is getting set to release an army of deliverers in whom is the Voice of the Lord! His words will flow as water, releasing life and healing to the dry and parched places; bringing restoration to places defiled and destroyed by iniquity. The Lord will send forth His word from these deliverers—shooting them like arrows into the enemy’s camp to tear down strongholds, destroying their schemes!

These saints who have submitted to the process of preparation, will accelerate with the speed of light. I saw a picture of a person I know looking up toward the Heavens, I suddenly sensed in my spirit that she was about to lift off and take off into the fullness of her destiny!  I believe this picture is for many who have been trained in the refining fires of God. The Lord showed me these people having the character of the heroes seen in many movies, men and women who were beaten, thrown out windows, fell off cliffs…seemed to be dead, then got back up, to only be beaten again, fall out of planes run into by cars…and yet miraculously they got up again, and kept going—like the Terminator, nothing could stop them!

I saw that their internal capacity to contain the Spirit of God was maxing out, and the internal combustion within them heating up tremendously, making them ready to be thrust out like a rocket into the stratosphere! They took off and were gone. The anointing on them sends them out with power. There he goes! There she goes!  The Fire on their feet was getting too hot to stand still anymore. This anointing is the RESURRECTION ANOINTING that is about to break many out of their graves and the dead places. GOD IS THE ‘THRUST!’ He is the Fire, and the Power beneath our feet.  There is no stopping it and no turning back!

This anointing is to be suddenly and supernaturally pushed out, to advance forcibly in a certain direction.  The word thrust can also mean a forceful attack, a violent lunge with a sharp weapon. The people of God are the sharpened weapons that He will use to destroy His enemy. In Jeremiah 50 He says:

“You are My battle-ax and weapons of war: For with you I will break the nation in pieces; With you I will destroy kingdoms…” Jeremiah 51:20 

Thrust is also the propulsive force that gives lift off. God is the thrust and propulsive force of His people, that moves them, sends them and clothes them with power to carry out His will. In the decade ahead the people of God will find themselves suddenly thrust out into new arenas, LOCKED AND LOADED with the power of the VOICE OF THE LORD. He is saying now as He said to Jeremiah, “I am ready to perform My Word!”    

Behold, I have put My words in your mouth. I have this day set you over the nations and over the kingdoms, To root out and to pull down, To destroy and to throw down, To build and to plant.” Jeremiah 1:9-10

This is the work of God’s apostolic, prophetic people prepared for this hour of history!

Thousands Upon Thousands Released to Go!

 

For many in the Body of Christ I hear the Lord saying, “You have been functioning at a certain limited level for a long time, because of restrictions and limitations—your perceived limitations in finances, health, education, gender, lack of affirmation or acknowledgment of your call or gift. You have come to the time for you to step up, to go to the next level.”

With the leading of the Holy Spirit, the time has come to take the risk and step up to buy that car, that house, that building, buy that program that you need, get that accountant, upgrade your website, hire help, open up businesses, or buy that airline ticket. When you rise up to make the step of faith, life meets you there and your world begins to shift, take on a new dynamic and adjust accordingly. It is important to do something to activate the new dynamic, as faith without works is dead!

We have been hearing about the coming ‘shift’ for a long time, but I believe the world is shifting under our feet right now—we are already caught in the shift into a significant and notable season of history. With any transition into new territory there will be struggles with adjusting to the New Thing, but through it all God is at work to increase our capacity to contain more of His Glory and to hold the new ground He plans to entrust to us. With perseverance, if we choose not to give up, not to get offended at God or others, we embrace the good fight of faith and fix our eyes on Jesus, life will have changed and you will find yourself functioning at new levels and in new spheres in life and in ministry.

We triumph in faith by pressing through the spiritual resistance coming from all sides and advancing in the power of God, with the anointing of God. The anointing that breaks the yokes of poverty, shame, lack, fear and guilt…Press through! Run the gauntlet of satanic arrows designed to trip you up and shut you down. Rise up in the energy of Christ and like Paul shout, “No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us” (Romans 8:37).

The prize goes to the one who takes hold of life and in faith makes it conform to the promises of God, rather than to the one who allows life’s circumstances to beat them down. It goes to the one who presses on with courage, who in spite of fear receives the crown. What will you do? Your time has come!

At key moments in history certain people rose up to the occasion with courage and changed history. Martin Luther decided it was time to fight a righteous fight and chose to step forward; Rosa Parks stepped up when she refused to give up her seat on the bus—the spark that lit the hearts of men and women to take their stand.  Winston Churchill stepped up in the face of tyranny—his time had come! Some advised him to make peace with the enemy—a decision was required and the lives of many were weighing heavily on him. He made the decision to say, “Never,” a decision that changed the course of world history.

There are numerous testimonies of people who heard the call of God, or the still small voice and gave up their lives for the greater Glory and went on to do amazing things for God. They heard, they perceived the new thing, they obeyed, and they acted! With courage they stepped out in faith and pulled eternity into present reality. Their lives counted for something much bigger than themselves and their small world. They were dreamers, dreaming about possibilities rather than impossibilities.

Your Call and your dream has to be so big inside of you that it cannot be contained or shut down by anyone or anything, and like Jeremiah you say, But His word was in my heart like a burning fire shut up in my bones; I was weary of holding it back, and I could not.

Turn your eyes to God and know that His will must come forth!  Choose to cast off fear; take the bull by the horn’s and face your fears!  There is nothing more crippling than fear, it is always founded on lies intended to steal your dreams. What is the lie that you are believing? What is God saying to you? Do something opposite to what the lie says. Your faith will create a bigger place in you for God to occupy and break the the bonds intended to keep you small and average. Let your faith become big, grounded and muscular.  Faith is muscular and will destroy every barrier and mountain in your way.

Always aim for the highest, go for the gold! God needs you to believe for the inheritance He has prepared for you. Your part is a key part of His unfolding plan intended to bring His kingdom to earth—it is not intended only to bless you. Other people are waiting for the treasures He has deposited in you for them. They are waiting for the anointing on your life to break out!  God needs you to possess your promises, He is looking for a return on His investment in you! He needs you in that country He put on your heart; He needs you to have that house, to start that ministry, He needs you to write that book.

You don’t have to be like anyone else, you are not meant to be like anyone else! God has given you a unique anointing special to you. You have your own anointing and work that is intended to give you great joy! Grab hold of life and make it conform to the promises of God. We are now in the fullness of time for the purposes of God to come forth, a time when everything is about to break forth.

Thousands upon thousands are now being released to occupy every sphere of influence, to bring Good News, and reap a harvest for the Lord of the Harvest.  Many years of training and refining have gone into the army of servants now being released; these have graduated through many levels of training—the training time is over! Future training will now be on the job as all are thrust out into the harvest fields of the world. As I said in the last word I wrote, I heard the Lord say, “Ready or not here I come!”

God’s awesome work of Creation was done by faith and with the spoken Word (Heb. 11:3). We must do the same! SPEAK YOUR FUTURE INTO EXISTENCE, CREATE YOUR WORLD BY FAITH. TALK YOURSELF INTO YOUR DESTINY. STIR UP THE GIFT OF GOD IN YOU. SPEAK IN TONGUES DAILY. LIKE JEREMIAH AND PAUL, YOU HAVE BEEN CALLED FROM BEFORE TIME INTO TIME TO ACCOMPLISH SIGNIFICANT WORKS FOR THE KINGDOM OF GOD. THE PATRIARCHS OF OLD HAD THE SAME FEARS THAT WE ALL HAVE, BUT THEY PRESSED THROUGH IT AND CHANGED THE WORLD.

 

 

The Breaker Shall Come!

 

God is presently positioning His people strategically for the launch of a great Heavenly campaign, through which the Lord with His heavenly hosts will begin to plunder the enemy’s camp to capture a great harvest of souls for the Kingdom of God.  The Harvest is about to be awakened, and the scales removed from their eyes; many will be given eyes to see and a heart to perceive the living God in Christ Jesus. The Church also is about to be awakened, receive the revelation of their true identity in Christ, begin to move out and begin to do the greater works of Christ.

Moves of God are never neat and tidy, and the one that is coming, that will release the billion soul harvest or possibly much more, will certainly come as a mighty, potent tidal wave that sparks and ignites war, as the rulers of darkness vie to retain power over their prey. In Isaiah 49:25, God in essence asks the question, can the powerful hold and keep their captives? His answer of course, was No, they cannot!

“Even the captives of the mighty shall be taken away, and the prey of the terrible be delivered; For I will contend with him who contends with you, and I will save your children.”

The Breaker Must Come!

God is now setting the stage for the greatest rescue mission of all time! The captives are restless; unease over the existing state of affairs is shaking foundations as the Church gets primed for action.  If an awakening is to come, if significant change is coming, if the Harvest is to be released from captivitythen the Breaker must first come, and the Breaker Anointing released! A Heavenly invasion must break and smash through the gates, crushing the walls of the enemy’s defences. There is always war at the Gates to Breakthrough! However, the Word of God promises that the gates of hell cannot and will not triumph or prevail.

Jill Austin, a prophet and passionate woman of God, before she died, said in a word she wrote for the Elijah List, “A breaker anointing is a catalytic deposit of the Holy Spirit where eternity breaks through into the natural realm. It’s a holy invasion where the gates of heaven are breaking open with visitations and salvations, healing and deliverance.The breaker anointing is the core anointing of the apostolic Church.”

In the great battle of WWII on D-day, waves and waves of valiant soldiers were willing to give their lives to take down the kingdom of darkness under the rule of Hitler. A new breed of such men and women are now being groomed for the great battles ahead to release the captives from their prisons, and their hard task masters who are bent on destroying civilization as we have known it. In Donald Trump’s great speech on D-Day, he honored the soldiers who fought that day on the shores of Normandy as the greatest generation ever; now however, another of the greatest and most significant generations ever to live is being made ready for notable of battles ahead.

This new breed is rising with Jesus’ cry of Isaiah 61 on their lips, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because the LORD has anointed Me…to proclaim liberty to the captives, And the opening of the prison to those who are bound; TO PROCLAIM THE ACCEPTABLE YEAR OF THE LORD.” (emphasis mine).

God is making ready a people for a HOLY WAR. In light of this, we can understand the reason for preparation in holiness, brokenness, love and mercy. The battle cry will resound as a trumpet blast from heaven to ignite the battle and releasing the sound that awakens a generation to their Divine destiny. This significant generation will see things that prophets and righteous men longed to see (Matt. 13:17).  We have been called to live in this notable hour to serve the purposes of the living God; it is time to be courageous and fearless.

The Trumpets Are Sounding!

In scripture (Num. 10:4), the silver trumpet was sounded  for the gathering of the leaders only once. Leaders had to be alert, listen for the sound of the trumpet and be ready. When the leaders led the people to war, the trumpets would also be blown to gather them for the battle ahead.

“When you go to war in your land against the enemy who oppresses you, then you shall sound an alarm with the trumpets, and you will be remembered before the LORD your God, and you will be saved from your enemies.” Numbers 10:9

In a time of discouragement and despair, God once said to me very forcefully, Never put down your sword!  We cannot afford to be taken by surprise and caught off guard by hells schemes and sudden tactics. Pearl Harbor is a great example of a sudden and unexpected attack; these soldiers we’re highly trained and prepared, but their guards were down. The Word of God tells us,“If the trumpet makes an uncertain sound, who will prepare for battle?” (1 Cor. 14:8). It is critical for the Church to be in a state of readiness, with our loins girded up, that we may run a race of strength and victory. Satan is holding captive billions of souls. The Word of God says, there is a time for every purpose—It is time to war at the gates for the souls of mankind.

Many years ago the Lord sent a prophet to my house with a message that I was to study the name Yahweh Shamah—one of the names of God; it means THE LORD HE IS THERE! In this season the Lord will be very present with us in every aspect of our lives and everything we do for Him. This is the name the Lord is highlighting for this season—for a generation who have come into maturity to the fullness of the stature of Christ. His Presence will fill the temple of lives dedicated to Him; He will be there to occupy their destiny to ensure its fulfillment! Yahweh Shamah represents the Lord in His fullness of power and authority, acknowledging the completeness of His work in a people, as He comes to fill them with His Glory.

“…the name of the city from that day shall be: THE LORD IS THERE” Ezekiel 48:35

Don’t Discount The Small Thing!

Recently I had a small sense of the Lord possibly asking me to do a particular thing. I thought about, it and for a variety of reasons I brushed it off as not from the Lord. Later, the same small thought came on me to do this thing, and again I brushed it off. As I sat in a meeting one evening, the speaker said that God won’t give you directions for the next thing until you are obedient to do the last thing he told you to; immediately the same thought came to mind; I was greatly convicted and repented. The Lord then showed me a picture of a very small crack of a door that had opened.  The small crack represented a seemingly small opportunity, and I heard the Lord say, “Don’t discount the small thing, the small opportunity or the small voice; if there is a crack in the door it means the door has opened! A way is opening and has been made ready for you. Heaven is aligning the path ahead for you. If the door has opened even a crack, it means that with very little effort, with ease it can be pushed open, and will fully open to the broad expanse before you.”

Over this summer doors will be cracking open for some and swinging wide for others, establishing the saints in the Divine Call on this generation. The Breaker will be breaking open the way to begin to move out,  anointing the saints with the anointing of the Breaker to open prison doors and set captives free!  The Breaker rests upon the head of His people, as the oil was poured out on the head of Aaron. It advances on an apostolic people and leadership—a vanguard of courageous people united to the King, willing to give all for His Glory.

“The breaker is come up before them: they have broken up, and have passed through the gate, and are gone out by it: AND THEIR KING SHALL PASS BEFORE THEM, AND THE LORD ON THE HEAD OF THEM.” Micah 2:13 (emphasis mine)

Don’t miss the small voice, or ignore the small opportunity. The Breaker has come! Get ready for a summer of breakthrough! I heard the Lord whisper, “Ready or not, here I come.”

Brokenness Sees

 

The last word that I wrote was directed at knowing Christ in the power of His resurrection and pressing on to the High Call of being trusted with His power. However, that’s only half of the equation in the attainment to this High Call; the other part of the equation is to first know Him in the fellowship of His sufferings. Brokenness is the foundation for knowing Christ in the fellowship of His suffering—His suffering to bring to birth the longing of His heart, the magnificent vision of His Bride. Brokenness provides the ability to participate with Him in that travail to bring forth His dream and consequently to know Him in the ultimate power of His resurrection to bring that forth.

“Thus says the LORD: “Heaven is My throne, and earth is My footstool. Where is the house that you will build Me? And where is the place of My rest? For all those things My hand has made, and all those things exist,” Says the LORD. “But on this one will I look: On him who is poor and of a contrite spirit, And who trembles at My word.” Isaiah 66:1-2

There is a perfect correlation between brokenness and humility, with the ability to see and hear, just as there is between pride, blindness and deafness. I am not necessarily talking about the seeing that is a prophetic, although that will certainly be affected because of mixture.  I am talking about the seeing that releases an understanding of God, of who He is and therefore of who we are before Him—of knowing Him in His ways, understanding His purposes and His will. Moses asked of Him, “Show me your ways that I may know You.”

The Word of God declares to us that the sufferings that we experience cannot be compared to the Glory that shall be revealed in us!  Brokenness keeps the flame of love burning on our hearts whereas pride puts ourselves at the forefront. On the day that arrogance dies, the Lord will be seen high and lifted up and the train of His robe filling His temple as Isaiah saw in the year  Uzziah died.

“In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord, high and exalted, seated on a throne; and the train of his robe filled the temple.” Isaiah 6:1 

Brokenness Takes us Higher

There is great power and authority coming to the people of God that will be entrusted to those who have been prepared in brokenness and who have embraced it as the work of God in their lives. These are ones who repent with Godly sorrow when they see their hearts in the Presence of a Holy God, and cry out like Isaiah. “I am a man of unclean lips!” Recently I have taken note of many pastors and leaders—some who are well known—who are being shifted to a deeper levels in God through the door of brokennes by their choice to make themselves vulnerable and transparent. The fruit from this in their lives is truly magnificent—much revelation, sublime wisdom and an authentic and beautiful spirit in the fragrance of Christ!.

“The sacrifice You desire is a broken spirit. You will not reject a broken and repentant heart, O God.” Psalm 51:17

I love how the Message expresses this passage:

“I learned God-worship when my pride was shattered.
Heart-shattered lives ready for love don’t for a moment escape God’s notice.”

These who have been broken are able to know Christ in the fellowship of His suffering. These are ones He will trust to know Him in the power of His resurrection. In brokenness, pride is shattered, trustworthy, safe vessels are made ready and are brought forth.

Pride Keeps us Blind

During a recent conference I saw something in my own heart, an issue rooted in pride that I had been working on over the years. It was the pride of being overly opinionated without being in possession of all the facts. For a moment it was if a burst of Light landed on my heart highlighting the issue; I saw it with a clarity that I had not seen before and was able to see the many times it had hindered me in life. I was in a place of brokenness about this as I saw the many times God’s hand had protected me from sabotaging my destiny because of it, and His patience in waiting for me to grow in this area. I was broken because pride had kept me blind, deaf and unaware of any of this until that moment. As Light came in, I was able to see because of the brokenness.

Since that time, I have had key moments of increased seeing and receiving strategy and direction from the Lord—as if a blockage had been cleared and the smudges on my glasses were cleaned.  Prophetic, seers must be careful to not fall into the trap of opinions, for as much as God reveals, we are never privy to all the facts, only God sees it all at the same time—the past the present and the future.  He alone has perfect understanding!  We serve Him with our gift in humility and obedience, never going beyond the bounds of His instruction and revelation. Those who are careful in their walk before Him and handle revelations with righteousness, become friends and partners of God, ministering to the heart of God and serving His Love and care to humanity.

Brokenness is a great Gift of God! As a consequence of seeing, we can choose to humble ourselves before God, seek His mercy and forgiveness for the arrogance that has kept us blind, bound to earth, the flesh, opinions and judgments.

“For thus says the High and Lofty One Who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: “I dwell in the high and holy place, with him who has a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones. Isaiah 57:15

To revive means: – to make alive, give (promise) life, nourish up, preserve alive, quicken, recover, repair, restore (to life), revive, save, be whole. These are blessings awaiting the humble heart.

Brokenness gives us the wings to fly into eternal and supernatural possibilities. Those trained in brokenness will be transformed into a great army of Eagles, flying with the Lord into the heights, entrusted with eyes to see into the distance, given to understand the times, to know like Issachar what is coming and what needs to be done—discerners who understand the Lord’s movements and can easily detect the schemes of the enemy and the counterfeit. Brokenness sees and knows!

God’s Corporate Family

Twenty years ago, God told me that the Great Revival and outpouring of God I was looking for would come to a corporate people.  In my immaturity at the time, I did not want to believe or accept that statement and was unwilling to wait for others.  Like Joshua and Caleb, I felt that I was willing and ready to enter the Promised Land at the time. I was eating and dreaming revival, reading everything I could get my hands on! Zeal for the Lord was consuming me yet there was little love in my heart.  Twenty years later I am just beginning to understand that God meant what He had said.

Caleb and Joshua had to wait forty years for the old generation marked by the old ways of division, pride, grumbling, murmuring, in-fighting, and usurping leadership, to die off.  They had to wait until a generation of warriors who had learned the lessons and chosen God’s ways of humility, had come forth. Israel became a corporate, unified body that was beautiful in God’s eyes.  Balaam who was called forth to curse the people of God could only prophecy the pleasure of God over His people.

“How lovely are your tents, O Jacob! Your dwellings, O Israel! Like valleys that stretch out, like gardens by the riverside, like aloes planted by the LORD, Like cedars beside the waters.” Numbers 24:5-6

“He has not observed iniquity in Jacob, nor has He seen wickedness in Israel. The LORD his God is with him, And the shout of a King is among them. God brings them out of Egypt; He has strength like a wild ox. “For there is no sorcery against Jacob, Nor any divination against Israel. It now must be said of Jacob And of Israel, ‘Oh, what God has done!’ Numbers 23:21-23

The work that God has been doing in His people over the years, in His mind, has had one end in view, a corporate people that have become a unified body in fellowship and in a love for each other that binds us together in Him. This is His great emphasis right now—the honoring and preferring of our leaders and each other, fellowshipping together, eating together, bonding together, falling in love with each other.  This as a foundation for the coming Harvest and the great and effective door He is about to open to His Body. As He has said in His Word, it is by our love that they will know Him!  Brokenness prepares the heart to express a love that is pure and authentic. It tenderizes our hearts and allows us to truly become a family—the family of God!

The High Call of God

For every dispensation of time, the Saints are called forth to the stewardship of that time, ensuring that God’s will is accomplished, and His intentions fulfilled. Paul declared in Colossians 1:25 that he became: “…a minister according to the stewardship from God which was given to me for you, to fulfill the word of God…”

The word ‘stewardship’ in the Greek is oikonomia; It is a word related to the stewardship and management of God’s economy. For those chosen to be born and live in these fullness of times—in the Day of His Power, the call to ministry is to the High Call of stewarding and administering the Life of Christ in the fulness of the power and authority intended by the Lord.

The Bible highlights the many great leaders and saints who lived out the principle that God raises up certain people for certain times and prepares and equips them to administer His blueprint for that period.

Joshua was one of God’s most trustworthy and faithful leaders, raised up to cause the people of God to conquer and possess the promised land. Joshua 24:31 is testimony of his great leadership, “Israel served the LORD all the days of Joshua…”

There are strategic assignments to be accomplished for every season, and keys brought forth by God to crank the engine, that drives and directs our movement on the journey of ascension to Christ toward the completion of His Divine plan.

Every objective of God to be accomplished in every dispensation, is a vital and crucial part to His unfolding plan. Each becomes a part of the momentum that moves history forward toward the climax of times at the end of the age.

 “In all wisdom and insight, He made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His kind intention which He purposed in Him with a view to an administration suitable to the fullness of the times, that is, the summing up of all things in Christ, things in the heavens and things on the earth. In Him.” Ephesians 1:8-10

The word administration in this passage, is translated as dispensation and also as stewardship in other translations; it is the same word oikonomia, spoken of earlier in Col. 1:25. In the context of this passage, it refers to God’s administration or stewardship of a certain period of history to which Paul described as “the fulness of times.” This passage also takes into account the Lord’s servants appointed to partner with Him in this administration, to carry out His will and execute His Campaign with authority; the ESV describes it as, “…a plan for the fullness of time.”

God will have an administration suitable for this dispensation, tailored and equipped to meet the challenges of the times—this is our destiny. It is therefore necessary to God’s interests that we: Understand the dynamics of the times; God’s intentions for the times; know the framework and boundaries of the times; the enemy’s limits within the times (Dan. 7:25); and receive directions and tactical assignments to implement the plan of God.

The prophets of Israel were called forth as stewards of the oracles of God and witnesses to the world of the Living God. They lived supernatural lives functioning in gifts and abilities sourced from another realm.  For this present hour, the saints prepared and brought forth to serve God, will be a unique people, bold and courageous, who stand resolute, tethered to the Lord by humility and the fear of the Lord. They are called forth for the stewardship of a unique season of fullness, when everything has matured to its fullness—both good and evil—the season of Harvest!

THE HIGH CALLING OF GOD

The responsibility to execute this stewardship is authorized by a walk of integrity and faithfulness to the Call and undergirded by a resolution of unwillingness to compromise or capitulate.  To such a heart is the high call of God given.

These saints will be moving in heightened discernment and in the fullness  of the administrations of the gifts of the Holy Spirit. They will be a people who have attained to the glory of sonship the Father intended—a people conformed to the image of the Son.

Philippians 3 is a passage written by Paul toward the end of his life. In it he shares his great longing to know Christ at a deeper and higher level in the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings:

Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” Verses 12-14

Paul’s words reveal that he was pressing on to attain to something far greater than he had thus far experienced in his life—he was pressing on for more! This was captured in his cry to apprehend the fullness for which Christ had apprehended him.  Paul referred to this prize as the high call of God.  What is the high call of God? It seems clear that Paul’s desire was not simply that of a literal resurrection from the dead, confirmed by his words, “…not that I have already attained.”

In the Greek language, the words high call or upward call, means a mandate and an invitation to come up higher. The definition of the word high adds further light as to Paul’s intent:

High: extending above the normal or average level; great, or greater than normal, in quantity or intensity.

Some may say that Paul was moving in great signs and wonders, however the cry of Paul’s hearts shows that there is much, much more for us to experience in God. Paul was straining, pressing and reaching forward for this prize—to grasp and lay hold of the fullness of his inheritance in Christ.

There is a coming level of resurrection power to be released in its fullness in the saints that extends far above a level we have yet seen. Paul’s goal was reaching for this prize of the high call of knowing Christ in this level of resurrection power.

THE POWER OF HIS RESURRECTION

Paul prayed that the saints would also know this great power and get the possibilities of what the embrace of their true identity as sons of God meant for their lives and consequently for the world.

“…what the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of His power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power…” (Ephes. 1:18-20).

Resurrection power is the new dynamic and DNA of saints born again in Christ. We are now supernatural beings by the indwelling power of the Holy Spirit, as the scriptures clearly show:

“Now when the multitudes saw it, they marveled and glorified God, who had given such power to men.” Matthew 9:8:

“Behold, I send the Promise of My Father upon you; but tarry in the city of Jerusalem until you are endued with power from on high.” Luke 24:49:

GOD’S SUPER HEROES

The disciples lived a life in demonstration of this indwelling power, administering it in the boldness and courage granted by the Holy Spirit. The Old Testament provides many accounts of those who served God displaying His power; for example, Moses in the power of God parted the Red Sea. Elijah parted the river Jordan and stopped the rain from falling for three years. Both he and Elisha with the help of angel armies accomplished many supernatural feats and miracles. In battle Joshua asked God to turn back time and it was granted.

As a Man, Jesus walked the earth displaying marvelous supernatural power. He healed the sick of all diseases and raised the dead. He walked on water and commanded the storm to be still, demonstrating power over all natural elements.  Yet, Jesus declared to His followers that they would do greater works than He did.

Jesus’ words became a reality for the disciples, who began moving out in signs and wonders, in supernatural power in the gifts of healing, wisdom and foreknowledge of events; some raised people from the dead. Phillip, a disciple travelled from one city to another supernaturally:

“When they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord suddenly took Philip away, and the eunuch did not see him again, but went on his way rejoicing. Philip, however, appeared at Azotus and traveled about, preaching the gospel in all the towns until he reached Caesarea.” Acts 8:39-40

SUPERNATURAL POWER

As preparation for moving in the High Call of God, I heard the Lord say the word hone. To hone the gifts and skills given to us means to: sharpen as a blade; refine or perfect something—honing skills; give greater strength or firmness to the body, or a part of the body.

Corinthians 12:7-11 declares that we have each been given power that functions through nine gifts administered in the power of the Spirit of God. In the fullness of time, God will have a people of superior supernatural prowess, moving in the powers of the age to come, above the normal or average level. These are the sons of God the earth is travailing to bring forth:

“…who have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the coming age…”

THE CLASH OF TWO KINGDOMS

The clash of kingdoms will be dramatic as God releases His own Super Heroes prepared for the hour—warriors whose faces are set—sons of Zion raised up to war against the sons of Greece, their God has made them like, “…the sword of a mighty man. The LORD will be seen over them…” Zechariah 9:13-14

For the fullness of time, our God-given supernatural gifts will be released to function at a much higher level than even seen in Scripture. A new breed will emerge fashioned for the challenge of the climax of history.  It is time for the saints of God to get the revelation of the power and great treasures that reside within them through Christ— “Christ in you the hope of glory.” The High Call of God is attainment unto Glory!

 “Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us…”  Ephesians 3:20

The Day of the culmination of all things, is the Day of His Power when the saints volunteer freely, the leaders lead courageously and willingly, and Heaven invades planet Earth with the Glory of the Christ. Of this day, as the armies of Heaven march in unison with God’s army on Earth to take the Promised Land, it will be said, as it was said of Israel when they gathered corporately to advance into the Land. “The shout of a King was among them.”  That King is Jesus!

God is calling the saints to be bold, to come up higher into the Upward and High Call of God, to take our positions in the battle against evil.

 

(Excerpted from our Online Course The Arising Army of God)