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. I was also surprised to learn of two meanings for the word dragon that I was not aware of; the first was, a formidable, fierce and intimidating 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, but the birth of the mature Son of Jew and Gentile in union with the heart, mind and purposes of the LORD, 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