John the Baptist is described in Isaiah 40:3 as the VOICE of one crying, sent o prepare the way of the Lord! When he was asked by the priests if he was Elijah or a prophet, he said no! When asked if he was the Messiah, he said no! He answered that he was a voice, and quoted Isaiah 40! According to Jesus and Luke 1:17, John came in the power of Elijah to turn the disobedient to thewisdom of the just, to make a people ready for the Lord!The word ‘just’ is the Greek word dikaios and means holy, innocent, and righteous.
Just as John was sent as a voice to prepare the nation for the Lord, so is this generation now being sent out to prepare the world for the Lord. We do this by turning the rebellious and the disobedient toward the wisdom of holiness, righteousness, and innocence before God!
God admonishes us in scripture that we are to build the HIGHWAY OF HOLINESS for the Lord; a highway that the unclean are not able to travel on (Isaiah 35). Isaiah 40:4 reveals the process that goes into building this High way. It becomes a highway of holiness as it is being fashionedin preparation for the coming revelation of the Glory of God!
The power of the most high is coming to overshadow a people with Glory, and what comes forth from everything related to that is Holy to the Lord! The fear of the Lord is moving across the Body now to initiate a cleansing of His House from all filth and uncleanness. This is in preparation for what He is now about to initiate through a prepared people in the line of John the Baptist.
Humility does not come to us naturally; humility must be practiced intentionally through our choices of obedience to God’s Word, His principles, and His directions. We begin by agreeing with His Word and coming into the union of agreement with Him and He will do the work!
We have to be mindful that pride continually wants to creep in to spoil and defile our progress in Christ to rob us of our destiny. I recently read an author that said that Pride is the anointing of Satan and is an abomination to God. It is interesting that there is now a movement called Pride that is so aggressively overtaking the world in every sphere…releasing the spirit of pride!
Pride causes us to look inward and fall into an obsessive fixation with our own image, instead of the Lord’s beautiful image and ways. It is easy to get caught in the fight to get our image at the forefront. Jesus is the only Star in Heaven and on Earth, and all pride must be broken that He might be glorified and lifted up.
If we are to be the Voice that prepares His way, all attention must now be given over to Him. Pride and boasting are a stench to Him and He resists them. It has no place in His Presence! We rejoice because of the Bridegroom and the Bridegroom’s voice that is in us.
When Jesus showed up, John recognized that he had to decrease, to give the Lord His rightful place. We are sent before Him. To prepare His way. The bride belongs to Him. He must increase! The Lord is now moving to INCREASE in the nations of the world. His Presence is moving in, in increasing levels of Power and Glory. His Increase will cause the shattering of all false images in His House. Jesus is about to show up. This is His day! Those sent ahead of Him to prepare His way must understand their place, that it is the time to decrease, to get rid of the flesh.
As the King draws close, let every head be bowed low. Humility is the platform on which Christ is revealed. Servants of God must practice shaking off the praise that comes with serving Him. Our job is to reveal Jesus, glorify Jesus, exalt Jesus, and prepare His way. The King is coming! Make way for the King as He approaches! Throw down your mantles and your crowns. It is time for every person, every leader, every dignitary, every king, and queen to decrease, bow low, and give way to the King!
We are an army in a movement of decrease so that He may increase. That the Mature Man that is the stature of Christ can be seen in us, filled without measure with His Spirit.
If you have made your faith and walk about you, the movement of HIS INCREASE will devastate you. Our image must reflect the image of Christ where He is seen and not us. Fame did not have a hold of John; his eyes were fixed on his Master. He served the Lord. All that John did was for the Lord’s eyes only—not the people! In this historic hour, it is important to invest in holiness and in brokenness as He has said a broken and contrite heart He will not despise. When the Lord is revealed, all the uncleanness of the heart is exposed for all to see as Isaiah quickly found out!
“In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up, and the train of His robe FILLED THE TEMPLE. Above it stood seraphim; each one had six wings: with two he covered his face, with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. And one cried to another and said: “Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts; The whole earth is full of His glory!” And the posts of the door were shaken by the voice of him who cried out, and the house was filled with smoke. So I said: “Woe is me, for I am undone! Because I am a man of unclean lips, And I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; For my eyes have seen the King, The LORD of hosts.”Then one of the seraphim flew to me, having in his hand a live coal which he had taken with the tongs from the altar. And he touched my mouth with it, and said: “Behold, this has touched your lips; Your iniquity is taken away, And your sin purged” Isaiah 6:1-7: (Emphasis mine)
The commissioning from the Lord then followed the cleansing and the burning.
“I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: “Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.” Isaiah 6:8
As we stand in this significant hour of the King’s increase in our world, as His Presence draws close, as Heaven begins the invasion of Earth, as His Kingdom comes and His will is done, the commissioning of those who will SERVE, those who will GO, will be an army whose lips have been burned by the Fire from the altar. Many like Zachariah, who was tending the altar in the temple with a heart of unbelief, will find themselves silenced. These are those who will curse with their words the holy thing that is about to be birthed. In God’s mercy, many will be removed from positions of authority for their own sake.
The Great Separation Has Begun. Matthew 13:40 tells us that the angels are coming to separate the evil from the righteous and to remove everything that offends God. This is taking place now! The GREAT SEPARATION has begun. Many are in the valley of decision as God moves to separate the wheat from the tares!
God is sounding the trumpets on this Rosh Hashanah, warning His people to GET OUT OF BABYLON and the Babylonian system, before He moves to take it down. He is saying, “Learn how to live under MY SYSTEM, My Kingdom’s system of supply that works on supernatural laws you know not of. I am well able to look after you. Have no other gods but me.
If God moves to take down the Babylonian Beast system spoken of in revelations 18, it will cause the unraveling of the whole system. Therefore, He has been first moving, a little here and a little there. When it becomes time to take down the whole system, it will cause a worldwide eruption and revolution. The early stages of this have already begun, causing nations to be in upheaval.
I sensed the Lord is saying: Get ready things are about to change swiftly, and rapidly. The enemy is amassing at the borders of your lands as a great invading army. You must stand and fight. The Armies of Heaven are with you to deliver you. Do not fear their faces. The nations are in an uproar! Voices are rising in protests all over the world. Do not tolerate their evil work. This is the hour of a great release. As the trumpets sound, you are now being sent out to move forward as My army.