What if righteousness is increasing that’s why wickedness is manifesting vexation? What is justice is being served that’s why the enemy is gnashing their teeth?
We tend to assume when the manifestation of wickedness occurs in a nation, we need to repent to avert judgment. What if that wasn’t the case at all? What if people have repented; what if people are returning to the Lord; What if hunger is stirring in peoples hearts again; and that is why we are seeing the enemy come out of hiding and trying to take over?
What if the enemies manifestation is God’s demonstration of the rise of righteousness among the nations?
Psalm 112:9-10 “He has given freely to the poor, His righteousness endures forever; His horn will be exalted in honor. The wicked will see it and be vexed, He will gnash his teeth and melt away; The desire of the wicked will perish.”
Remember, the body of Christ, the church is the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus who is the righteous One. When righteousness begins to arise and the righteous One begins to arise the wicked will see it and respond, even sometimes before the church.
We are living in a once more moment with God. What we thought or think is the end is only the beginning of a once more moment with God. As the Lord revealed this once more moment the excitement level in my spirit began to rise and is still rising even now. Here’s what God says He is going to do once more…
“Once more I will astound these people with wonder upon wonder; the wisdom of the wise will perish, the intelligence of the intelligent will vanish. ” (Isaiah 29:14)
Are we not witnessing this even now? But wait there’s more, God just begins this way, He continues by saying, “In that day the deaf will hear the words of the scroll, and out of gloom and darkness the eyes of the blind will see. Once more the humble will rejoice in the LORD; the needy will rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.” (Isaiah 29:17-18)
We are in a once more moment and God has ordained it, God has announced it and God is doing it. He is doing it for the sake of people. Isaiah ends by saying, the Lord says, “Those who are wayward in spirit will gain understanding; those who complain will accept instruction.” (Isaiah 29:24) Once more God is going to move like this and we are living in this once more moment.
Some see death, I see new life; some see a virus, I see a vision of Gods glory; some see the end of the world, I see the start of a once more moment with God. I don’t expect you to see what I see, but I can’t stop saying what I see for I see us living in a once more moment with God and I am so glad to be alive at this time on history.
We are always asking God to remove our enemies, but God is saying, “Rule in the midst of your enemies.” We want to be removed from our enemies or have God remove our enemies from us, but God wants us to rule. It’s time for us to rule in the midst of our enemies and stop asking to be removed. Gods desire for us is that we would rule. Rule means to dominate, to have dominion, to prevail, to tread down, to subjugate, to scrape out.￼￼￼￼￼
The word of God from Genesis to Revelation calls us to rule in the midst of our enemies. It’s time that we take our royal place and authority as kings and priests and we begin to rule over the enemies of our soul. It is high time to rule over anxiety, fear, depression, intimidation, insecurity, arrogance, pride, jealousy, competition, addictions, immorality, trauma, ￼and any other enemy of your soul￼￼￼. If you want to see your enemies removed from you then you must rule over your enemies. Jesus died on the cross and rose again from the dead and then gave you the authority to rule over your enemies. Wear the authority Jesus gave you and rule over your enemies with the scepter of truth￼. We as the body of Christ need over-comers to rule in the midst of their enemies.￼
Psalm 110:1-2 “The LORD says to my Lord: Sit at My right hand Until I make Your enemies a footstool for Your feet. The LORD will stretch forth Your strong scepter from Zion, saying, Rule in the midst of Your enemies.”
The Lord spoke to me this morning and said, “Nothing is to big for me, so pray for whatever it is you need or want.” He then said “look at this gulf, any of your prayers you pray are not bigger than me, so pray big because it’s small to me.”
As I allowed these words to be absorbed into my being, I sensed faith arise mightily in me and I began to put people in the water of my prayers. The healing of Mary McClain is small to God so I put her in. The healing of my mom’s knee from surgery is small to God, the financial issues friends of mine are facing are nothing to God. I just kept dipping people in the ocean of prayer and I knew God was going to heal, save and deliver them.
I then went bigger and took every Coronavirus case world wide that people have experienced and I baptized them in the water of prayer and the Lord said, “Can they all fit in this gulf?” As He diverted my eyes to the few people in the water. I said, absolutely and we immersed every case in a baptism of death to the virus that they may be risen to new life. I could see it in the spirit.
Finally, I took nations and put them in the water and asked the Lord to baptize them in glory that they may arise awakened in Your power. In the spirit I lifted up nations and set them in the ocean of His glory and saw them come out into an everlasting awakening. It takes imagination and faith, but what we see we say and this is what I saw so I must say it again, No prayer we pray is too big for God because He is bigger! Have a great weekend friends!
We were driving down the main drag in Panama City Beach and to my right was a building with its foundation on top. It’s an edutainment center in reality but as I looked at the building the Lord began to speak that when He releases gifts to the church its not for position but function; it’s not for hierarchy but order. This building is a great example of what many think when they read in 1 Corinthians 12:28 ““And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.”
When we think hierarchy first means top, but Paul was speaking function as in building the church. When you build the church you first need to lay the foundation, this is the work of the apostles they lay the foundation of kingdom truths. Apostles biblically are the foundation not the apex. Paul goes on to say second prophets, for the prophets are the mouthpieces that build the infrastructure of the building called the church. Third teachers is content or in our building analogy, insulation, sheet rock, form. It’s a beautiful picture of how God builds, but it’s order not hierarchy.
As we see the unveiling of the apostles and prophets into the church, it’s been hierarchal so we look like this upside down building but that’s only because we flipped the building. Jesus began this building project called the church in Matthew 16:18 “I also say to you that you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build My church; and the gates of Hades will not overpower it.” It started with the apostles as the foundation. Order Matters. The Lord is unleashing the apostles and prophets again into the church not for heirarchal positions but for foundational functions because we are upside down. The function of apostles and prophets will set us in order.
God does everything bigger! Sitting on this patio 10 stories above the beach looking below and hearing the sound of seagulls singing, waves crashing, and a gentle breeze blowing. The word comes alive again with the smell of salt water to my soul. God does everything bigger! We make Him our size and then we get anxious, fearful, angry, bitter, but why? The reason is because we have shrunk God down to our “manageable” size. God does everything bigger! He likes big waves, big boats, big dreams, big miracles, big, big, big in our eyes but nothing too big for Him, for He is God.
The best thing about perspective is that it changes based on what we see. When we live in tight quarters our perspective shrinks and we don’t even realize it. When we live in wide open spaces our perspective increases, our vision goes wider, and our thoughts soar further. Perspective is a powerful gift that we have been given and many of us need a perspective change so that we can see how big our God really is. When we see even a glimpse of His bigness we understand how the woman could touch the edge of His garment and be healed. We begin to realize that He literally casts our sins as far as the east is from the west. And the goal of a perspective change is to establish in us a new thought pattern about how we view God in the magnitude of who He is.
When we sing songs like His love is like the ocean when you’re looking at the ocean that song comes alive in a fresh new way. When we think of the song here comes another wave of revival it takes on a whole new meaning when you’re looking at the waves.The word of God is picturesque, it is detailed, it has depth and it has height, but it also takes imagination to envision how big the boat really was that Noah built or how rough those seas really were when Jesus woke up and said peace be still.
God does everything bigger our job is to not shrink Him down in our eyes but to lift Him up and let him be God because He’s about to do what we are going to consider some really big things. I’m looking out into the ocean where the water line meets the skyline and I’m telling you God is about to do something big!
Staring out at the Gulf of Mexico this morning the Lord said to me, “look to the East, then to the West, now look to the North and then to the South. Now look to the heavens and back to the earth.” I did as I was told I look in all directions and immediately the song We Speak to Nations came into my spirit and the Lord said, “Speak to nations and say, Be Opened!” I looked again in all directions and called nations by name and said, Be Opened! As I finished the presence of God flooded my heart as I sensed His absolute concern, love, desire and passion for nations. The Lord wants nations opened even more than we do; He longs for the awakening even more than we do; Our God is a God that is looking at nations and is saying, Be Opened! My friends the nations are opening.
I’m sitting on the patio 10 stories up with the ocean at my feet reading Psalm 105 and it begins to speak about how God gave Israel the land of Ham which is Egypt. This led me to Genesis 6 because Ham is one of the sons of Noah. ￼￼While reading in Genesis 6 the Lord opens my eyes to the reality that homosexuality is a construct that seeks to stop multiplication. It is a subtle way of inviting population control￼.
When we went to the Georgia Guidestones in July, to tear down that demonic altar it was clearly stated, etched in marble the desire of the enemy to control the population. An unbeliever that was there even spoke about how creepy that was. ￼￼We had a chance to witness to that very girl about the God of life abundance and increase. Now reading Genesis 6 it speaks about how God sent male and female￼￼ onto the ark because when the flood was over he was going to have them be fruitful and multiply again.
The enemy seeks to stop multiplication by distorting peoples understanding about many subjects, homosexuality just being one of them. But the Lord has put a desire in every living soul to be fruitful and multiply. It is not a matter of sexual preference it is the enemy seeking to distort design. However, the enemy cannot destroy the desire to be fruitful and multiply because God put that in every living soul while they were being created in their mothers womb. ￼￼
The enemy does not have the power to destroy what God has planted in us, he may distort it, he may delay it, he may even discount it but if God put it in us the enemy cannot take it out of us. That is why every living soul has a desire to be fruitful and multiply even those who have bought in to the distorted understanding of sexuality are seeking to adopt because you cannot destroy the desire to be fruitful and multiply.
Have you ever cried out for more? Have you ever prayed for abundance? As people we see abundance as larger bank account balances, bigger houses, nicer cars. We call people rich who have things we want. But biblical abundance is not what we call abundance. Biblical abundance is seen when you watch the abundance of rain fall from the sky; when you think of how many people are alive on the earth right now; when you contemplate the number of trees on the earth; or the size of the waves that dance in oceans the world over.
God is abundance, He is generous with everything He owns. When we cry out for more, what we really are asking for is access to abundance. What we have yet to learn is how to access God’s abundant resources, how to steward them well. But if you think there’s not enough of everything it’s time to slow down, watch the rain fall, try to count the blades of grass, stick your feet on the sand on one beach or look at the birds of the sky. Abundance is everywhere, just lift up your eyes and look around. We have a very generous God!
Psalm 104:31 “Let the glory (abundance) of the LORD endure forever; Let the LORD be glad in His works;”
In the early hours of the morning the Lord spoke to me about Tabernacles. He said, “This is Tabernacles… “ The place I was in when the Lord said “this is Tabernacles”, It was heavy, it was thick, it was like honey. Tabernacles is not light, airy, or even flippant, it is thick. The pace in the place of tabernacles is slower. You can’t move however you want, you can’t do whatever you want. There’s no attitudes, nor agendas. It’s the dwelling of God and it is obvious who’s in charge. It’s not a place of control nor of anger and intimidation, rather it’s a place where God‘s in charge and everyone submits to His authority out of reverence and awe.
Tabernacles has authority, dominion, order, peace, righteousness, and ruler ship. It’s not a playground, it’s a place of God’s dwelling. The air is thick; The reverence is real; The self is not welcome; it’s where God dwells; holiness reigns; and authority rules. Everyone feels safe, secure, strong. This is tabernacles. As we prepare to enter the month of September we are drawing close to the dates of the feast of Tabernacles. The apostle John told us that the Word became flesh and tabernacled among us (John 1). Tabernacles is the third and final feast on the Hebrew calendar, it celebrates the harvest of oil, olive oil to be exact. It is a feast of God’s dwelling it is a reminder that God dwells within us, and it is an invitation to come into the dwelling place of God.
I sense that this September as we embark on the feast of Tabernacle‘s, we are going to find the presence of God getting thicker and thicker and the people becoming more and more secure knowing that God is in charge. He has not left us alone, he has not left us to our own opinions or our own ideas, He is inviting us to dwell in the shelter of the Most High and to abide in the presence of the Almighty. The fear of God is going to mark the next great awakening, and yes it will bring you to your knees but as soon as He places His hand upon you, you will know that He is God and He is good. Get ready my friends the Lord is leading us forward to Tabernacles.