One night many years ago I was driving home from a meeting and it was dark outside. I saw on the road in front of me an animal in the road but it wasn’t dead. I slowed down to give it time to cross the street but quickly learned it could not move. With headlights on it, I see it’s a raccoon and it’s front paw is stuck to the pavement and the animal can’t free themselves.
I get out of my vehicle and slowly walk towards the animal wanting to free it so no one runs it over and injures it further or worst yet kills it. The closer I got the more viscous the growl. I was speaking tenderly to the animal but to no avail. That raccoon was convinced I was coming to harm not help, so lashed out at me. I turned and walked back to my car and drove around the wounded animal knowing there was nothing I could do to help for the animals fear kept me from helping it.
There is a lot going on in the world right now and some people are espousing their end time theology as a justification for their fear, others are hoarding/preparing for the worst out of fear and others are lashing out because they are afraid. Fear is a spirit in the air from the enemy for God does not give us a spirit of fear (2 Timothy 1:7). Fear manifests in many ways all of which push others away, but the answer to fear is on the way, and His name is Yahweh.
Love is coming to cast out all fear! We can’t imagine living without fear for its so much apart of us, but the Lord said, Love is Coming! Not a human love that tolerates sin, but a perfect love that is going to cast out all fear (1 John 4:18). We have never known this kind of love consistently, but we have experienced it at moments. Love is coming to set the nations free from the fear that makes us suspicious of “peace deals”, “prosperity” and “covenant relationships”.
This year has exposed our fears in more ways than we realize, it’s exposed our fear based theology even though we are blind to it and it revealed how truly out of control we are but don’t want to admit it. This year 5780 was a blessing in so many ways for what was concealed has been revealed. It was revealed so it can be removed and then we can be restored with perfect love. God is repairing and restoring on a level fear doesn’t want us to see, for when we see we will be free! Love is coming! Love is coming!
Healing is the restoration of the persons humanity. It’s bringing them back to their original design. Jesus healed not to become famous but to restore people’s original humanity. When God heals bodies it is a manifestation of restoration. We are not headed to a destructive end, God has us on a trajectory to restoration of original humanity on earth as it is in heaven.
Mark 1:32-34 “When the sun went down and evening came, they brought to Jesus everyone who was ill, all who were demon-possessed. The whole town was gathered around the door. Jesus healed many people suffering from all kinds of diseases, and cast out many demons. He didn’t allow the demons to speak, because they knew him.”
Genesis 1:27 “God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.”
When the word of God witnesses to itself, you can know with certainty this is what God is declaring.
This morning I was awakened to the words “the wearying of the saints.” I opened my iPad to Google the verse and it’s in Daniel 7:25 “He will speak out against the Most High and weardown the saints of the Highest One, and He will intend to make alterations to times and in law; and they will be given into his hand for time, times and half a time.” I read the whole chapter of Daniel 7 to understand the context and it’s about various kingdoms arising and falling.
Then I go outside to pray and today I’m praying Psalm 7 as I continue the countdown to Rosh Hashannah and Psalm 7 is a witness to what I read in Daniel 7. I knew as I was praying the word of God was being it’s own witness to say this is what is happening right now. It brought such confidence to me as I prayed and called for the fall of the iron and clay kingdom once and for all. When I was able to see clearly that the Lord is sitting on His throne as Ancient of Days to render judgements. It’s happening right now.
Many wonder where we are, the Lord is saying you are in Daniel 7 and Psalm 7 and the Lord is seated on His throne rendering judgements Psalm 7:7-9 style “Let the assembly of the peoples encompass You, And over them return on high. The LORD judges the peoples; Vindicate me, O LORD, according to my righteousness and my integrity that is in me. O let the evil of the wicked come to an end, but establish the righteous; For the righteous God tries the hearts and minds.”
Keep your eyes and ears open for the evidence of the judgements God Himself has made. He is a righteous judge! The iron and clay kingdom is coming down once and for all and righteousness is exalting the nations!
There is no vacancy for He has occupied me to the fullest capacity.
I see the this temple filled with glory, henceforth why there is no vacancy.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20 “Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body.”
When the enemy comes to rent a room the sign flashes no vacancy. Every part of our being is going to be filled with glory. There is no vacancy for the Lord has filled this temple to full capacity with glory.
Can you imagine life without wickedness? We have been told the only place that will be a reality is in heaven when we die, but what if God wanted it as our reality on earth? We know during the “millennial reign” this will happen, but what if the Jews believed it should happen now? Solomon says in Proverbs 10:25 “When the whirlwind passes, the wicked is no more,
But the righteous has an everlasting foundation.” He goes on to say in Proverbs 10:30 “The righteous will never be shaken, But the wicked will not dwell in the land.” This is consistent with scripture as God told them to wipe out the enemy that was squatting on their promised land.
We can believe for a “one day”, but we struggle to believe for today. I wonder if because wickedness manifests through people this is why we tolerate it. Every time Jesus encountered any form of wickedness He eradicated it. If it was sickness He eradicates it with healing; if demonic possession He eradicates it by casting it out; if it manifests in a dangerous storm He calms it; if its false doctrine He teaches the truth. Jesus never tolerated wickedness in any form and neither should we.
Acts 10:38 “You know of Jesus of Nazareth, how God anointed Him with the Holy Spirit and with power, and how He went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.”
The Lord is inviting His church to see that which is desolate and shout for joy over it. Your shout of joy will make the desolate places bloom, the barren places bring forth fruit and the dark places explode with light. Your shout has power to transform anything. Remember God spoke into desolations and brought forth life and light (Genesis 1). You can do the same thing. Speaking what is does not change it, shout for joy over it and watch it blossom.
Isaiah 54:1 “Shout for joy, O barren one, you who have borne no child;
Break forth into joyful shouting and cry aloud, you who have not travailed;
For the sons of the desolate one will be more numerous Than the sons of the married woman,” says the LORD.”
When the land of Israel was barren, uninhabited and desolate someone spoke life in that land many years ago and now its the 8th wealthiest nation in the world. Shout for joy, your voice carries life and power. Shout!
Church we are in a spiritual war that is not personal it is corporate. We are being called on by the Lord to put away civilian affairs, personal agendas, and pet sins for the nations need us to see, hear and speak not into the issues but into the spirit. We are the only government on earth that can defeat this invisible enemy that is manifesting publically. No one is listening to our opinions, for when in war the time for strategizing, training and talking is irrelevant. We must grab our weapons God has given us and fight. Intercessors you know what to do. Prophets it’s time to decree in prayer, apostles it’s time to legislate the atmosphere. This is our time to fight for our nation. Our battle is not physical as the enemy wants us to think, it is spiritual. At 5 am I was awakened with the words…
Ephesians 6:12 “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.”
Pray, fast, blow the shofar, bow, it’s not personal it’s national, it’s international, it’s spiritual and a God is enlisting us again.
God’s love is genuine, it is authentic, it is pure, it is undefiled, that is why it is trustworthy. But when people who claim to know God defile God’s love by calling evil good and good evil, people become suspicious of God’s love. When people defile God’s love to attract a crowd, gain a following or appease others, when those people learn the truth they will turn away from the people who lied to them and will turn to the Living God who genuinely loves them. God’s love doesn’t alter the truth for anyone or for any reason. His love speaks the truth all the time.
Romans 12:9, 16 “Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil; cling to what is good. … Do not be wise in your own estimation.”
Isaiah 5:20-21 “Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness; Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter! Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes and clever in their own sight!”
To become talented you must spend hours mastering your craft. To exercise spiritual authority you must spend your life in obedience to God and His word. The church has preferred talent over authority because it looks and sounds better on camera. However, without spiritual authority exercised atmospheres remain the same. The issues we face today talent can’t fix, we need people of authority to exercise Jesus’ authority in their city, their country and their sphere of influence. One day we will broadcast authority again! People of authority aren’t looking to be seen, but they do need to be heard.