The Mountain of the Lord

Many have prospered by following the rules and dictates of the Babylonian system. Much money was made, abominable activities were not just accepted but championed, and Babylon was in control. Revelation 18:3 says, “The kings of the world have committed adultery with her. Because of her desires for extravagant luxury, the merchants of the world have grown rich.” Under the rule of the Babylonian government people made a lot of money, engaged in a lot of immoral activities and propagated a lot of humanistic thinking. When Babylon is ruling all of these things seem so desirable, so the people under this Babylonian system echo the ideas of this system.

Little do most people know, this system rules over all seven mountains of society, so people believe what they are saying is truth, it cannot be altered or changed. But little did they know Daniel 2 says, “As you watched, a rock was cut from a mountain, but not by human hands. It struck the feet of iron and clay, smashing them to bits. The whole statue was crushed into small pieces of iron, clay, bronze, silver, and gold. Then the wind blew them away without a trace, like chaff on a threshing floor. But the rock that knocked the statue down became a great mountain that covered the whole earth.” The statue is the Babylonian system, the rock is Christ. Jesus Christ struck this system and it crumbled and for 2000 years the great mountain that is Christ has been growing up little by little. It started as a rock, but is now a mountain about to revealed for all to see.

Those who prospered under the Babylonian system are about to submit to the kingdom of God governmental rule. The kingdom of God is a system of righteousness, peace and joy. A system of justice and generosity, grace and truth. It is going to change everything and captives will be set free. Paul says, “Don’t let anyone capture you with empty philosophies and high-sounding nonsense that come from human thinking and from the spiritual powers of this world, rather than from Christ” (Colossians 2:8). Many have been taken captive by the thoughts of men, but the revelation of Jesus Christ is going to set the captives free. What you are about to witness is going to give you so much to be thankful for, it is still the year of the Mountain of the Lord!

Table Time

Today we set a special table. A table in which friends and family will sit together. There will be laughter, lots of food and conversations that will both challenge us and encourage us. The table is a special place for people, it holds both good and bad memories. The table this year may have an empty seat because a loved one has passed, it may be set in someone else’s home and not your own, it may even lack important people who once used to sit at the table with you but for one reason or another are not there this year. Who would have ever thought the Thanksgiving table could carry such power to hurt and to heal in our lives.

People have spent hours to prepare this table for us today as an act of love for those who will sit at it today. Gratitude is an everyday thing, but today giving thanks is extra special because nationwide people will be sitting around tables together. No matter how large or small your table it is a day to give thanks, for thanks has the power to seed our futures. Who knows if next year our table will have people at it we wished were here this year. We serve a God who restores all things, and I too have people not at my table this year, but I also do have people at my table I would have never expected. God has a way of giving us many reasons to give thanks.

As we gather at our tables today, may we remember the table Jesus gathered at with His disciples every Passover. People prepared that meal in advance, and the heart of that table was to give thanks. They were invited to give thanks for the body that was broken and the blood that was shed, it was a table of rememberance of the exodus out of Egypt by God Himself. They had bread and wine, we have turkey and stuffing, but it is the same table of thanks and rememberance. Enjoy your table time today, whether its a table for one or for many, for the table is a time to say thank you and remember He is the God who restores all things! Happy Thanksgiving friends.

The Visible and The Invisible

‘Twas the day before Thanksgiving and all through the house were the smells, sights and sounds of the season. Tomorrow is the beginning of over a month of festivities, families, friends and food fit for a festive season. The stores and doctors offices are playing the songs of the season. The neighbors have put up the inflatable sights of the season in their front yards and their trees in their windows. Lights are going up on houses all around us. It is hard to not smile during this season because there is so much to be thankful for and so much joy to experience. Stores are packed with people buying all they need to prepare their traditional dishes, and tables are being set with the once in a while place settings. People are driving places to see people and things, the activity in the atmosphere is undeniable and it is supposed to be busy, fun, festive.

Everything I just mentioned is what is visible to the eye and audible to the ear, but even in the visible there is an invisible reality happening as well. Paul says it this way, “He (Christ) made the things we can see and the things we can’t see— such as thrones, kingdoms, rulers, and authorities in the unseen world” (Colossians 2:16). The invisible many will encounter during this holiday season will be invisible thrones, kingdoms, rulers and authorities that most people are not cognizant are operating in their lives. Not everyone we will spend the holidays with are living with the kingdom of God operating inside of them, some have the world’s system in them. Not all are under the authority of Christ, some are under the authority of an anti-Christ spirit. We will sense this in stores, shops, kitchens, living rooms and neighborhoods. It is always happening, but during the holidays it manifests more because people are unknowingly processing the pain of the season.

The strategy for this holiday season is Ephesians 6:11-12 “Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.” Enjoy the visible and remember what war you are really fighting is the invisible. I pray for you to have extra grace, abundant love and undeniable peace as you enter into this holiday season. Love you friends!

A New Queen Has Been Chosen

Once upon a time there were two queens in one kingdom. Both queens were beautiful to look at but one queen was rebellious/disobedient to the commands of the king. This queen who chose not to obey the king was removed from her royal position, lest she teach others to not obey the commands of the king. With the removal of the rebellious queen, came the invitation to look for a new queen. One woman stood out among all the rest and she was beautiful to behold in both looks and speech. Everything about her was beautiful, but the real test of her beauty would be found in how the king saw her. She was invited to meet the king and when she did, he found her beautiful in every way and called her his queen. Her obedience to the king was what put her beauty on display for the whole kingdom to see. She became a model of what it means to be a queen in a kingdom. Thank you Esther.

Ezekiel speaks of a queen and her name is Jerusalem, here is how she is described by the prophet in Ezekiel 16, “You were adorned with gold and silver. Your clothes were made of fine linen and costly fabric and were beautifully embroidered. You ate the finest foods—choice flour, honey, and olive oil—and became more beautiful than ever. You looked like a queen, and so you were! Your fame soon spread throughout the world because of your beauty. I dressed you in my splendor and perfected your beauty, says the Sovereign LORD.” Jerusalem was a beautiful queen until she rebelled against the Lord who is her King.

A King and two different queens. Both queens were beautiful, but disobedience to the commands of the king caused one of them to be removed from their position as queen and distorted their beauty, so they no longer reflected the King and His kingdom. We are living in the day in which the disobedient, rebellious, do my own thing queen called the church is being removed from her position as queen for her beauty has been marred by sin. A new queen has been sought for, prepared in private and has gone before the King. She is beautiful, obedient and ready to lead the kingdom with the King. Her name is Ekklesia.

Victory Is History

Our victory as a nation is someone else’s history. Our victory as an individual is also someone else’s victory. Just like we know the history of other people’s victories. I sensed the Lord say, “This victory, the nations are coming into will write a brand new history.” I knew immediately we were to hold loosely what we think we know, for what God is doing in our day will change history again.

When God said, “Let there be light” a new history was made in that moment for they did not have light before that. When God created “Adam” history changed again, for they had never seen a “man” made in the image of God before. When Noah built an ark and it began to rain, a new history was written for it had never rained before. When Sarai, the first recorded barren woman gave birth to a son at the age of 90, a new history was written for no one had been barren before and she was past the age of child bearing. When God took Israel out of Egypt through the opening of the Red Sea, a new history was being written, for a sea had never parted before. Jesus did all kinds of firsts when He was on the earth. The first virgin got pregnant and gave birth to the son of God, this changed history forever. From what we know Jesus was the first man to walk on water and to calm a storm, with everything He did a new history was being written.

History is a testimony for history tells us what happens, it testifies to an event. We are living in a day like Israel had in 1968, when a nation was reborn in a day. America and the world is about to be reborn and is writing more history. This history will testify to the rebirth of the nations. What God is doing is going to be a victory that is history. Don’t try to figure it out, just watch or as Moses said in Exodus 14, stand and see the salvation of the Lord. He is giving us victory in order to write some more history.

Posture Change

A shift in the spirit has taken place, we are no longer waiting for something to take place, we are now postured to watch what is taking place. The days of waiting are over and the days of watching have begun.

Watching is a different posture from waiting. Watching is a more readied postition, it is more active in it’s posture, with watching comes a sense of anticipation. Waiting is more casual, relaxed, preparatory. Waiting is not passive, it is just not the same posture as watching.

We are being invited to switch our posture from waiting to watching, for many things are about to be made visible that were once invisible. What was happening underground is about to manifest above ground, henceforth that need for a posture change. What I am seeing is a runner who is doing stretches, tying their shoes, adjusting their clothes all in preperation for the race to a position of readying themselves in their blocks, kicking their legs out before setting it in the launching mechanism. We are in a watching posture now in the spirit.

The story the in scripture the Lord gave me is of Elijah’s servant who was told to go to the sea and look and he came back six different times and told Elijah he saw nothing, Elijah was in a waiting posture, but the servant was in a watching posture. Many of us have gone to look for the heavy rain only to find no sign of it, because it has been a waiting posture we have been in. But the Lord is saying, “You have moved from waiting to watching. Change your posture.”

Watching has a different posture in the spirit. We are no longer waiting, we are now invited into the posture of watching.

God Is Above The Fog Of War

The scroll you eat will be the words you speak!

Living in historic days, transitional days, unprecedented days makes it very challenging to know what to believe. You have those who are eating the scrolls of history and finding mystery, while others are eating the scrolls of history and are speaking destruction and war. Others are eating the scrolls of Prophet Kim Clement and Q and are trying to discern the nuances of their words. Still others are clueless to any of it and are eating the scrolls of a stretched out garment called the nightly news and still believe they are telling truth. When you are in a psychological war, it is very difficult to discern what are we to believe. Every area of life has been infiltrated with twisting of truth. How do we break through the fog of an information war?

Some have chosen to preach the rapture, escapism as the answer to all they see. This is not the scroll we are called to eat, but still people eat it and they proclaim it and people hang on to it because they are lost in this war of words. Others are choosing to do nothing, just wait out the war and see where the chips fall. Then there are those who think they know more than they do so they proclaim things they “decode”, “discern” or heard from another person and it sounded legit. Fog of war is real, psychological warfare is tough, and many are fighting for our victory the best way they know how.

When you step back from it all and look at it from a distance it changes your perspective. You see the war happening, you know we are living in days that are unprecedented, you sense something good is coming, but the reality of inflation, climate agendas, political deception, announcements for President and threats of war are all around. It can be confusing, it can be nerve racking, but it can also be exhilarating, because God has not changed, He is still sitting on His throne and He is still completely involved in the affairs of men. Remember, He sits in heaven and laughs at the plans of men and women. Remember, we are seated with Him in heavenly places, so we should not be under the fog of war but above it laughing at the enemies plan for destruction, when the Lord is planning restoration of all things.

The scroll of the kingdom blood print reveals the truth of what is coming once the fog lifts and it is going to be better than you could imagine. But you must lift up your eyes to see where your help comes from, it comes from the Lord not from DC, not from the DS, not from the East or the West, it comes from the Lord and He has a history of rescuing nations out of the hands of oppressive rulers. If He can bring Israel out of Pharoh’s hands He can deliver the nations out of the deep states hands. If He can use one stone in David’s sling to take out the giant named Goliath, He can deal with Klaus Schwab or Anthony Fauci. If He can use Esther to deliver her people from Haman and his 10 sons, He can use whoever He wants to deliver us from the puppet masters. My friends, remember God’s track record, it will lift you out of the fog of war and allow you to enjoy your friends and family as we enter Thanksgiving week!

Two Pillars

Have you ever felt intimidated? Maybe it was by someone’s personality, their physical build, their wealth, their title. Maybe it was a building that intimidated you. Intimidation is a real feeling and the enemy uses it to make us feel small, when Christ in us is the biggest thing going for us. It is amazing how we can look at something or someone and be intimidated by what we see or what we hear. It is like the enemy knows how to push our buttons. It is just another way he seeks to devalue the truth in us that we are made in the image of God, we are endured with the power of God and we are filled with the Spirit of God. There is no one more powerful than Yahweh, the Almighty God.

I was reading Jeremiah 52 and it was describing Solomon’s temple he built for the Lord and from what I have read the temple of the Lord would have been intimidating. It was built to be large, to show authority and power, but this verse struck me, “King Solomon had made for the house of the LORD—the bronze of all these vessels was beyond weight. As for the pillars, the height of each pillar was eighteen cubits, and it was twelve cubits in circumference and four fingers in thickness, and hollow.” The size of these pillars would have been huge, similar to the Supreme Court pillars in the USA or the Greek temple pillars in Athens, Greece at the Parthenon. Large, looming, intimidating. But the Bible says, these gigantic pillars were hollow. They looked huge, powerful, intimidating, but they were hollow.

Hollow in the Hebrew means foolish, vain, empty, idiot. There are other pillars in scripture though as well in Proverbs 9, “Wisdom has built her house, She has hewn out her seven pillars; She has prepared her food, she has mixed her wine; She has also set her table; She has sent out her maidens, she calls Whoever is naive, let him turn in here!” To him who lacks understanding she says, Come, eat of my food And drink of the wine I have mixed. Forsake your folly and live And proceed in the way of understanding.”

Two pillars, one is hollow and one is hewn (carved, cut out, engraved), one is called foolish, the other wisdom. Both pillars, one is intimidating because it is hollow, the other is hewn (solid marble) and it is inviting. Tap on the pillar when you find yourself intimidated by it, you might find it is nothing to fear for it is hollow and then add yourself to the pillars that are hewn for there is room at their table for you.

Fear Not!

For you that have the blood of Jesus running through your veins because you have been born again, not of the will of man but of the will of God. For you blood bought saints of God, fear not! I will say it again, fear not! The vindication of God is not against you, it is for you. God is vindicating His people, He is delivering His family, He is restoring His nations. The Lord is not coming to harm you, destroy you or punish you, He is coming to deal with the sons of His ancient enemies. The sons of Egypt and the sons of Babylon are being dealt with by the Lord.

I was reading in Jeremiah 52 this morning and Jehoiachin, after 37 years of Babylonian exile is restored on the 25th day of Adar. That date stuck out to me, so I began some research on it and it led me to the Torah reading fo that day, long story short, this is a nod to the Passover in Exodus 12. So I get to the Passover story and the Lord says, “This is what I am doing in your day!” Exodus 12 “For I will go through the land of Egypt on that night, and will strike down all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgments—I am the LORD. The blood shall be a sign for you on the houses where you live; and when I see the blood I will pass over you, and no plague will befall you to destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt.” God is executing judgment against the gods of Egypt and Babylon again, He is vindicating His people both Jews and Gentiles who have the blood of Jesus running through their veins. My friends, there is nothing to fear, the judgement is here but it is not judgement for you, it is judgment on the gods of Egypt and Babylon.

This is reason to rejoice, to celebrate, to smile, to lift up your heads so you can see your help is on the way. The Lord has seen what our task masters have done to us, He has not igonored the injustices that have occurred, He is fully aware of more than we are even aware of and He is vindicating His nations. I heard someone say the other day, the battle has been won we are just waiting for the revealed victory parade. Shalom my friends, shalom, the Lord is fighting for us not against us!

National Restoration

I lived in Malaysia for over 6 years before I came back to the United States for a visit home. Spending that many years in another nation changes the way you view things. What you see day to day truly is your perspective, and that perspective changes when what you see day to day changes. When I came home to visit, one of the most shocking things for me was the number of choices of cereal in the grocery store here in America. Now remember, I am an American, but being gone for 6 years changed what I looked at daily. In Malaysia the grocery stores are much smaller and the options are few. We may have had 5 cereal options, so when I got home and there was 50 plus to choose from, it was overwhelming to me. I literally stood in that cereal aisle overwhelmed by all the options being presented just in that one aisle.

The Lord reminded me of this today as He dropped in my spirit Proverbs 29:18, “If people can’t see what God is doing, they stumble all over themselves; But when they attend to what he reveals, they are most blessed.” The Holy Spirit made it clear, the Lord is not saying one thing to one person and another thing to another person, corporately, nationally. When God speaks about a nation, there is one message He is sending, not many. People get confused, people don’t know what God is doing when multiple voices are saying multiple things. Most things God says to people are personal not national.

As Americans we love having lots of options, but lots of options are not always good, because then we lack a national identity and understanding about what God is going with us as a nation. The fear of being controlled has produced individualism on a level that is destroying us. The one tactic of our national enemy is to divide us so we stay individual and do not become corporate. This goes for church, state and nation. The answer to division is a vision that brings us together into a national identity as a people. Yet again, Solomon was right when he said, “If people can’t see what God is doing, they stumble all over themselves; But when they attend to what he reveals, they are most blessed.” God is going to reveal what He has been doing and this will unite us like nothing else could. Voices that only speak what God is saying will keep us united, we are about to be restored in a major way!