Promised Land

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.

Are Your Blessings being stolen?

Many Christians trust, believe and obey the financial principals God has laid out in His Word regarding the giving of tithes and offerings and the consequent promise of His care and provision.  Multitudes have proven God’s Word to be true in this respect and have experienced the miraculous in their lives as they live under His providence and care, and they are blessed in abundance as His Word promises.

“And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.”  Phillipians 4:19

However, there are also faithful servants of God who have been obedient to the principles, yet have not seen the promises, some living in lack having fallen into despair and perplexity.  There can be many reasons for this, such as possible generational iniquity, and with prayer and seeking the Lord He will reveal the cause.  However, the Lord has shown me that much of the time we are sabotaging our own blessings with the words of our own mouth, and we nullify the potential fruit from what we have sown.  These can be words of unbelief birthed from a place of disappointment from not having seen the fruit of our expectations in the past; it can be from an ungodly belief that God will not come through for us even when we do everything right.  However, t can also be the reaping effect set in motion from negative, judgmental words spoken over others. These conditions reveal a heart that is in need of cleansing as the words says, out of the heart the mouth speaks!

When we speak negative words of doubt and fear over our lives, over our finances and other people’s lives, we work with the enemy at sabotaging our own blessings.  The mouth can reap a harvest of unrighteousness, providing demons with the legal right to steal and destroy every good blessing God desires to give us. In the parable of the sower, when the sower sowed his seed the birds of the air devoured it (Luke 8:5-15). When someone sows and the seed falls by the wayside, is trampled upon and demonic birds devour it as it says in Luke 8, it reveals a lack of care and complacency regarding God’s Word, or a prophetic word received—the consequence is fruit easily picked off by the birds. We must remember that words of fear, doubt and unbelief will always be used by satan to accomplish his ends to negate God’s blessings.

There are natural and spiritual laws and principles set in place by God that govern the universe and our world.  God’s spiritual laws are equally as powerful as the natural laws that He established.  They govern our lives and are at work whether we are aware of them or not, and whether we understand them or not!  These laws are taught in God’s word and with understanding they open the possibility for the release of the fullness of the blessings of God in our lives.

The Law of Sowing And Reaping

As Christians, we can make the mistake of glossing over the principles written in the Word, to our detriment.  Adherence to principles such as Matthew 7:2 and Mark 11: 26, need to be foundational in the Christian walk: “Do not judge or you too will be judged, in the same way that you judge others you will be judged, and with the same measure you use it, it will be measured to you”,Forgive and you will be forgiven, if you will not forgive, God will not forgive you.   ”The root of these precepts can be found in Galatians 6:7: “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked, whatever a man sows that he will also reap!”  The whatever covers every aspect of life; whether we sow love, kindness and compassion and our finances, or we sow anger, hatred, unforgiveness and offense—we will reap in kind. This principle works both in the positive and in the negative.  Obedience to God’s precepts is extremely important as they are always at work affecting our lives daily—our relationships, our health and financial prosperity.

If God’s law of sowing and reaping is set on course by words and actions, all our good declarations and decrees, all our attempts at faith are being nullified by negative words of fear and unbelief that we speak.  Israel could not enter and possess the Promises of God because of fear, murmuring, grumbling and complaining!  Only two men of faith, who SPOKE WORDS OF FAITH of that generation were allowed to enter.  After spying out the land, they brought back evidence of BIG FRUIT in the Land of Promise!  Our words can either be embedded with fear and hopelessness, or spoken in the faith of God, they can be embedded with power, and miraculous supernatural ability to perform God’s will for our lives! 

In God’s kingdom, health and prosperity are a by product of a life that has worked to lay a good foundation through obedience to eat, live and declare God’s Word. Such a life will also be able to maintain health and prosperity and not be in a continual cycle of loss and gain!

In the parable of the sower, Jesus said that the seed was the word of God!  When we sow our finances based on the Word of God, then in faith continue to water it with the Word of God, IT WILL PRODUCE ABUNDANT FRUIT!  God says that His word will accomplish what He sends it to do!

Christ Our Redeemer

THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT CHRIST IS THE REDEEMER! For all who have sown finances over the years and have not seen the fruit, for those who have wasted time in error and disobedience in the Kingdom, God is able to recover our losses!  God is able to redeem time and to redeem the harvest that belongs to us from all that we have sown!  God remembers our righteous deeds and words and has been holding the Harvest in store for us!  He is able to redeem our offerings, buy back our losses and restore our fortunes, because He is God—OUR REDEEMER! 

The word redeem means to buy back, to recover by payment something that was pledged. When Jesus gave His life for us on the Cross He nullified everything that was against us, and purchased our lives with His Blood.  He signed the note for our debts and marked it paid in full!  In His Power and Might, He is able o recover ALL that belongs to us!   Through repentance He cancels all negative reaping consequences from our words and deeds! Hallelujah!

Deuteronomy 3:1-3 declares that when we return to the Lord’s ways and obey Him with all our hearts—He will restore our fortunes!  The word fortunes sometimes translated as captivity, also means a former state of prosperity! Divine appointments will be established where the King will say: “Give back everything that belonged to her, including all the income from her land from the day she left the country until now” (2 Kings 8:6).  The enemy will be commanded to PAY BACK SEVENFOLD, THOUGH IT COSTS HIM ALL THE WEALTH OF HIS HOUSE (Pro 6:31).

God is about to open the heavens and pour out upon His people showers of blessings to finance and to enforce the Kingdom of God on Earth to gather His Harvest.  There is presently a great Harvest stored up and held in reserve, accumulated from all that the Body of Christ has sown in finances, time, acts of kindness and faithfulness into the Kingdom of God over the years!  This is about to be released in a great wealth transfer from the Royal Bank of Heaven, calculated with Heaven’s accounting system! I heard the Lord say “COMPOUND INTEREST!”  According to Wikipedia, compound interest is the addition of interest to the principal deposit, it is interest upon interest that can produce great wealth in a short time.

Don’t stop giving!   Giving in faith, in the will of God is our insurance for the future!  Let us pray, repent and humble ourselves before our Wonderful God and get ready for a GREAT DELUGE OF HIS GOODNESS!

“Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.” Luke 6:38

A TSUNAMI WAVE OF ANSWERED PRAYER!

According to the Hebrew Calendar we entered the year 5774 on Rosh Hashanah, which fell on September 4, 2013 on the Gregorian calendar. In the Hebrew alphabet the dalet is the fourth letter and means ‘door,’ and its numeric value is four. The dalet represents the humility and poverty of spirit that understands that all things, including success, wealth and opportunity in all spheres come from God alone—that without Him we have nothing and are nothing.

Prophetically, many understand 5774 to be the year of the open door. I believe that the OPEN DOOR is both a DOOR OF OPPORTUNITY and a DOOR OF INVITATION, where we are offered the choice to seize the moment to launch out or to stay within the confines of what is safe and known. I believe that this year will be a year of great favor for those who will take the risk to walk through the doors of opportunity God will open for them; those who will have the chutzpa to boldly lay hold of their destiny in faith.

The year of the OPEN DOOR also represents Jesus who is the Door of God’s House; it is an invitation to enter the abode of God, to dwell in the Awesome Presence of the secret place of the Most High, and to abide and rest in the protection He provides (Ps. 91).

However, even as God will open doors for his people this year—both Jewish and Gentile, I believe that first and foremost the revelation of the dalet is speaking prophetically to the Jewish people – as it is always to the ‘Jew first’ (Rom. 1:16). In 5774 God will be opening doors to Israel to step into the Light of His Glorious Love! 5774 is the year God is opening the door to His Dwelling and He is saying to Israel, as He did to John in Revelation 4, ‘Come up here.’

Yes, God is opening the door for Israel, but He is also opening the door into Israel! When I first became a Christian, the first words God spoke to me was that He was sending me to the nation and people of Israel; well, twenty years have passed and God has never released me to go until now—the door has now opened for me to go in February. In 5774 the door will open for many churches, ministries and saints to travel to Israel with divine assignments, some to bless and some to strategically intercede and birth His kairos moment for this land. Israel is about to experience a great awakening this year as GOD SPEAKS, and the Holy Spirit broods and births the WORD OF GOD for nations, for this Land and its people… as it is also ‘Glory to the Jew first’ (Rom. 2:10).

While listening to an anointed message on God’s amazing goodness, there was pregnant moment when I felt as if I had tapped into the very heart of God and got wind of something He was up to. As I saw it I experienced an instant of incredible joy as I became united in that moment to His mind, heart and intentions for something He was about to do. I experienced insight with incredible clarity that He was overflowing with joy in anticipation of a great move Heaven was eagerly preparing for—God was about to release His promises held in reserve over long periods of time for the Body of Christ—ON A VAST SCALE! These promises have been held in trust for saints who had been faithfully waiting and persevering in the trenches, some for a very long time!

The children of Israel, who after being prepared and refined in the wilderness for a long season, finally received the fulfillment of God’s promise; the word was released through Joshua: “Pass through the camp and command the people, saying, ‘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.’ ”

At this opportune moment in history everything was orchestrated to converge in Divine timing as God had prepared an obedient, passionate, overcoming generation who were ready and willing to boldly go in to possess the Promised Land that was their inheritance, and their destiny. This generation was a prepared generation, anointed with the breakthrough anointing of victory! Of this generation it was said, ‘THE SHOUT OF A KING WAS AMONGST THEM! They were a generation possessing divine strength acquired through the battles, having the maturity to hold and occupy the ground He was about to give! I believe God has now found such a generation!

God has not been holding out on us, He has been waiting for the opportune moment—a convergence in time where all parts have come to their fullness at the kairos moment. When Israel was poised to enter the Promised land the enemy rose up to curse them through Balaam to prevent God’s dream from coming forth, but he declared God’s word that there would be NO DIVINATION against Israel and the people of God:

As I sought the Lord for a word that would define 2014 He gave me Psalm 114:

When Israel came out of Egypt, Jacob from a people of foreign tongue,
Judah became God’s sanctuary, Israel his dominion.
The sea looked and fled, the Jordan turned back;
the mountains leaped like rams, the hills like lambs.
Why was it, sea, that you fled? Why, Jordan, did you turn back?
Why, mountains, did you leap like rams, you hills, like lambs?
Tremble, earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob,
who turned the rock into a pool, the hard rock into springs of water.

Get ready, the wave that is about to land is a TSUNAMI WAVE OF ANSWERED PRAYERS released by a vast army of the angelic host of heaven poised to invade earth. God is asking is your heart prepared. Is your heart right before God? He who is coming will come and will not delay!