Behold

God is like an art gallery. The invitation is to “Come, behold the works of the LORD” (Psalm 46:8). Many things we see we will not understand but that is why we are called to come behold not come analyze or criticize.

The invitation continues by saying “Cease striving and know that I am God;

I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth” (Psalm 46:10). Oh that the Lord would restore our ability to stand in awe and wonder, no matter how uneasy we may feel. Oh to stand and behold the awe that makes us wonder, who is this God of ours? Selah.

Sing!

Psalm 47 puts a song in the soul to lift us above the fray of the narrative of the nations. Songs unto God have the ability to lift us up as we lift Him up. Sing people of God sing! He is highly exalted and worthy of praise.

Psalm 47

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O clap your hands, all peoples;

Shout to God with the voice of joy.

For the LORD Most High is to be feared,

A great King over all the earth.

He subdues peoples under us

And nations under our feet.

He chooses our inheritance for us,

The glory of Jacob whom He loves.

Selah.

God has ascended with a shout,

The LORD, with the sound of a trumpet.

Sing praises to God, sing praises;

Sing praises to our King, sing praises.

For God is the King of all the earth;

Sing praises with a skillful psalm.

God reigns over the nations,

God sits on His holy throne.

The princes of the people have assembled themselves as the people of the God of Abraham,

For the shields of the earth belong to God;

He is highly exalted.

Beauty Scares the Enemy

As the countdown to Feast of Trumpets continues today Psalm 48 was the place of prayer and the Lord showed me, when we elevate the Lord we see His beauty. When we see His beauty elevated we discover beauty is weapon God uses against the enemy.

Psalm 48 says “Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised, In the city of our God, His holy mountain. Beautiful in elevation, the joy of the whole earth, Is Mount Zion in the far north, The city of the great King. God, in her palaces, Has made Himself known as a stronghold. For, lo, the kings assembled themselves, They passed by together. They saw it, then they were amazed; They were terrified, they fled in alarm. Panic seized them there, Anguish, as of a woman in childbirth.”

As God establishes His mountain in our midst it will be elevated in beauty and bring joy to the whole earth, at least that’s what King David said and the prophet Isaiah seems to agree.

Isaiah 2 “Now it will come about that In the last days The mountain of the house of the LORD Will be established as the chief of the mountains, And will be raised above the hills; And all the nations will stream to it. And many peoples will come and say, ‘Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, To the house of the God of Jacob; That He may teach us concerning His ways And that we may walk in His paths.’ For the law will go forth from Zion And the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.”

Elevate the beauty of the Lord then joy will fill the whole earth and the enemy will panic. Sounds like God to me! Have a great Monday.

Dread Champions

The days of a passive Jesus picture are over, the new era is bringing a fresh revelation of Jesus the Christ as our dread champion. The days of weak, apathetic church is over, we must recognize the truth that Israel was an army and we as the church are called to be warriors. The whole narrative of the church is about to do an about face as dread champions arise with the Lord being the model dread champion. This will not be the recycling of an old model, this will be a new prototype of power not seen in the last era.

“A DREAD CHAMPION was a warrior who was chosen by the king to represent him and the nation he ruled in, to battle against his enemies, in 1:1 combat against a warrior chosen by the opposing king or ruler. The king chose one warrior from his best, bravest, mightiest, and most loyal warriors. The winner took all for his nation or king. There was usually a lot of prestige, honor and prizes given to the winner by his king. Using a champion chosen by the king meant many lives were spared through battle, as long as both kings were in agreement to the rules and no one went back on his word at the end of the competition. The KING’S CHAMPION often won battle after battle, after all, he was the best warrior the King had and was dreaded by the king’s enemies, thus he became the “DREAD CHAMPION of the King”.

– Beverly Juelsgaard-Fischer

These dread champions will be seen in every area of society for the Lord loves people and He loves His church and He loves Israel. Dread champions will make people inside strong, will restore courage and like King David will activate a passive army with one smooth stone. There is no going back, everything is changing for the glory of God.

Jeremiah 20:11 “The LORD is with me like a dread champion!”

Here Comes Justice

Walking the dog in the rain this morning and then going out to my patio to pray while the light rain fell, I could sense a specific desire on God’s heart. As I spoke in tongues and gave Him praise He reminded me, “Justice rolls down like waters And righteousness like an ever-flowing stream” (Amos 5:24). The rain continues to fall as I call for righteousness and justice to fall like the rain on our nation. This is our salvation declaration. I decreed this over and over, I asked for His reign on earth as it is in heaven.

Then as I sensed the desire of His heart was met by what He had me declare and pray, He reminded me of this verse He showed me yesterday.

Jeremiah 10:13 “When He utters His voice, there is a tumult of waters in the heavens, And He causes the clouds to ascend from the end of the earth;

He makes lightning for the rain, And brings out the wind from His storehouses.” I knew God was speaking justice and righteousness and the rain was bringing those very words into the earth.

Justice brings consequences for some and rewards for other. Here comes God’s perfect justice!

Burn Pile

As I was reading Jeremiah 7:22-24 moments ago, I immediately saw a vision of a man standing next to a huge burn pile. I knew based on the verses in Jeremiah the pile was all his works he did that he was never told to do. As I looked at the man’s face he was perplexed. Then I saw the pile begin to burn until all that was left was ashes on the ground. The man was still standing there, he hadn’t moved. I then heard the Lord say “whatever I didn’t command to be done is going to become ashes”.

Jeremiah 7:22-24 “For I did not speak to your fathers, or command them in the day that I brought them out of the land of Egypt, concerning burnt offerings and sacrifices. But this is what I commanded them, saying, ‘Obey My voice, and I will be your God, and you will be My people; and you will walk in all the way which I command you, that it may be well with you.’ Yet they did not obey or incline their ear, but walked in their own counsels and in the stubbornness of their evil heart, and went backward and not forward.”

1 Corinthians 3:12-15 “Now if any man builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, each man’s work will become evident; for the day will show it because it is to be revealed with fire, and the fire itself will test the quality of each man’s work. If any man’s work which he has built on it remains, he will receive a reward. If any man’s work is burned up, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire.”

Double Duty

The word of God eradicate wickedness and establishes righteousness simultaneously. The word of God uproots and plants at the same time. Only God and His word can eradicate and establish; uproot and plant with the same weapon at the same time. No wonder King David said, “Search me, God, and know my heart; Try me, and know my anxieties; And see if there is any wicked way in me, And lead me in the way everlasting” (Psalm 139:13-14).

Hebrews 4:12-13 “For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.”

A Quick Peak at God’s Calendar

Prophetic words abounded at the beginning of 2020 the level of faith in the atmosphere was electric with expectation of this new era we had entered into, this new day that was here. This anticipation rolled over into February and the Superbowl between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers. People recalled the words of Bob Jones about what would happen when the Chiefs won the Superbowl. The number 2 was so significant during this event as well with 2’s everywhere and then it happened the Kansas City Chiefs won the Superbowl, the thoughts of a major revival in our nation were seeming like a reality we could only dream of. The sounds of harvest, revival, outpouring, were resounding in prophetic circles like a whirlwind of promise.
 
Then like the scratching of a record in the middle of a song, the pandemic of 2020 hits, the economy is shut down, the fear is ramped up with every word proceeding from the mouth of the media. Next thing you know in the year of the mouth (5780), we have a mask on our face covering our mouth. The sense of disappointment, the despair and the dream which was so alive just one month earlier seemed to be waning with every day. Schools closed, graduations were cancelled, the elderly were not accessible in their nursing homes, businesses were not making any money. The picture was hard to process for people.
 
Leaders of churches did not know how to make sense of it, so they spoke into the situation the best they knew how to comfort their people, then churches went from meeting in person to meeting online, but everyone knows it just not the same. Trying to adapt to an ever-changing, unprecedented situation in now time is hard. Some people were decrying this is the prelude to the rapture, others we saying this is the anti-Christ and the mark of the beast. The fear was and, in some places, still is palatable.
 
Then an event took place in Minneapolis, MN which threw the country into another round of riots and racial upheaval. New chants arose, new slogans came forth, and whether people knew what they were supporting or not, got in the midst of the chaos and began to destroy cities, demand defunding of the police and were pointing fingers at one another. It was yet another layer on top of an already unprecedented year.
 
While some discount it as an election year, as to why all this is happening, others believe it is Matthew 24 coming to pass. But what is God saying in the midst of all this chaos? I guess the answer to that question depends on who you ask, which again adds to the chaos, the confusion, the concern. But now people are learning to navigate the situation we are in. Businesses are open but they still require masks, churches are still meeting, some online, some in parking lots, some on beaches and in plazas, some in homes, some not at all. The desire to return to normal, even if that means a new normal is all the majority of people want, but again, the question needs to be asked what is God saying about all of this?
 
The Bible is clear that God has set times and seasons, which revolve around His feasts. They are not the feasts of the Jews, they are the feasts of the Lord, so if we want to know what is happening on God’s calendar, we must look at the feasts. This happened at the Feast of Passover this year, when Israel (the nation) for the first time since Moses led them out of Egypt during that first Passover, they were in their houses, mandated to be there, during the Passover. Unprecedented event. Selah! Then like clockwork, the Feast of Pentecost came the end of May and George Floyd was killed, May 25, 2020, so we had fires being set in cities all over the country. Interesting timing. Selah! Now we are here at the end of July and wondering when will all this end? Once again, the question lingers, what is God saying about all of this?
 
Future proves past when it comes to the prophetic, so this word will either prove correct or false in the near future, but what the Lord showed me about this unprecedented year is a glimpse at His calendar and this is what I saw. On February 2, 2020 the Kansas City Chiefs won the Superbowl. According to the Bob Jones prophecy that event was to kick off an upcoming revival in which God will raise up apostolic chiefs, according to Shawn Bolz who Bob Jones told the prophecy to, on more than one occassion. February 2, 2020 the Kansas City Chiefs win the Superbowl in a come from behind victory. That means if Bob Jones is correct, that event in Miami, FL inaugurated the coming revival.
Our world, our year has not looked like a coming revival, or has it? The Lord showed me his calendar and what he said was, “The church has made it into the promised land, but now they are on a Jericho march.” I knew immediately that meant we were to march in silence for a season before we gave a shout (Joshua 6). Jericho was the first city they took in the new land and the way God had them defeat this city was by remaining silent. Fully ready for battle, the army marching day after day, but in silence. The Bible says, their silence brought such fear to the enemy because they knew these were the people God brought through the Red Sea when then came out of Egypt.
 
If we are on a Jericho march, if that is why we have to remain silent, if this is really what God is saying, when do we get to shout and see the walls come down? Well based on what I saw on God’s calendar, this march started on February 3, 2020 the day after the Bob Jones’ prophecy was inaugurated, so for 6 days, they marched around Jericho, that would mean for 6 months we march around in silence, then on the 7th day, or for us in the 7th month, we march around 7 times, so for 7 weeks. Lets look at this on a calendar so you can see what the Lord showed me.
 
February 3, 2020 – March 2, 2020 (First trip around Jericho)
March 2, 2020 – April 6, 2020 (Second trip around Jericho)
April 6, 2020 – May 4, 2020 (Third trip around Jericho)
May 4, 2020 – June 1, 2020 (Fourth trip around Jericho)
June 1, 2020 – July 6, 2020 (Fifth trip around Jericho)
July 6, 2020 – August 3, 2020 (Sixth trip around Jericho)
 
On the 7th day, they marched around Jericho 7 times, so the Lord said, now count 7 weeks. Here we go…
 
August 3 – 9, 2020 (Day 7 round 1)
August 10 -16, 2020 (Day 7 round 2)
August 17 – 23, 2020 (Day 7 round 3)
August 24 -30, 2020 (Day 7 round 4)
August 31 – September 6, 2020 (Day 7 round 5)
September 7 – September 13 (Day 7 round 6)
September 14 – September 20 (Day 7 round 7)
 
Based on what the Lord showed me on His calendar, we are going to shout and the walls are going to come down on the weekend of Rosh Hashanah 2020, the Hebrew year 5781. What I sensed from the Lord, is that just like Jericho the first of anything belongs to the Lord, so this first year, which God is symbolically using as His first city (Jericho) it belongs to the Lord. We are in the promised land, we are in a new era, we have never been this way before, it is all new, but our first order of business is for God to take this first as His portion.
 
I believe based on what the Lord has shown me on His calendar that this is the first year of the new era and just like at Jericho he had us march in silence around this year, because this year belongs to Him. Joshua 6:16-17, 20 says it this way, “At the seventh time, when the priests blew the trumpets, Joshua said to the people, SHOUT! For the Lord has given you the city. The city shall be under the ban, it and all that is in it belongs to the Lord. …So the people shouted, and priests blew the trumpets; and when the people heard the sound of the trumpet, the people shouted with a great shout and the wall fell down flat!” I hear shouts of victory in the camp of the righteous; I see dancing in the streets of the nations; but we must do it God’s way, in God’s time, not ours, for this is the promised land, we have never been this way before, so we must follow the Lord very closely in order to take the land.
 
I hope this encourages you and gives you what I believe is God’s time frame for all we have gone through and will go through until the day we get to shout, but remember, they are afraid of you, because they have heard God is with you! I look forward to the day we get to shout!

Now Time!

For almost a week now the Lord has been highlighting the words “Four Months”. I have been seeking to understand what He is saying, one thought was four months from now is November, election time. But that did not resonate with my spirit. I know John 4:34-35 which says, “Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me, and to finish His work. Do you not say, ‘There are still four months and then comes the harvest’? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields, for they are already white for harvest!” Then this morning I was awakened at 4 am and over and over again I was hearing “four months and then the harvest.”

Now I’m narrowed down to John 4, but what’s the message being sent? What I sense is in ancient Israel they would sow and then four months later there was a harvest, but the Lord is saying it’s now time. Meaning there will not be the natural time frame used in our sowing. He is saying sow your decrees now and you will see the harvest of them immediately; sow your prayers now and watch them be answered in now time. What I sense is the time gap has been removed, but you must say what He is saying and sow what He is sowing. Seeds are words according to The Parable of the Sower in Matthew 13.

Sow, sow, sow my friends, you won’t have to wait for the harvest because the harvest is now that is why the sower and the reaper are going to rejoice together. Sow! It’s harvest time now, not in four months from now. How do I know because the wheat fields are white unto harvest…NOW!

Demonic plans will not prevail

While joining King David this morning by praying Psalm 55 the Lord made it clear, “The demonic plans that have been prepared will not prosper because the promises of God are prevailing.” The promises of God are weighty and they destroy every plan, plot or preparation of the enemy. God’s promises are a weapon for this war.

Psalm 55:22-23

Cast your burden on the LORD,

And He shall sustain you;

He shall never permit the righteous to be moved.

But You, O God, shall bring them down to the pit of destruction;

Bloodthirsty and deceitful men shall not live out half their days;

But I will trust in You.