Big Trees Are Going to Fall

God speaks continually to people even though they do not listen. Isaiah the prophet was commissioned to speak to a people who would keep on listening but would not perceive (Isaiah 6). Daniel spoke to a king who heard his warnings, his words but did nothing to change his ways (Daniel 4). When we hear warnings but nothing happens (quickly) we assume the warning was not for us, not about us, not going to happen to us. Then what seems like it was without notice, what we were warned about comes upon us.

Grace is currency, currency is time, and God gives us time to repent, time to turn our hearts to Him, time to make amends with Him and others. But if we ignore His nudgings, His warninings, His words that come through others it will seem like suddenly, without notice, all of the sudden the “hammer” drops and many people are going to be angry thinking they were not told, not warned, not prepared. But the truth is, they were, they are being warned right now, being told from pulpits to podiums about what is fast approaching. We can’t just be hearers for the sake of hearing, we must listen, observe, meditate on what God is saying and doing for we are in the middle of the most significant change this generation has ever known.

I am sharing this with you, because the Lord is circling back around again to say, “Big trees are about to fall down!” Yes this is the word of the Lord, listen to Isaiah 6:13 “Like a terebinth or an oak whose stump remains when it is felled (chopped down). The holy seed is in the stump.” Hear what Daniel 4:13-15 “I was looking in the vision in my mind as I lay on my bed, and behold, an angelic watcher, a holy one, descended from heaven. He shouted out and spoke as follows: Chop down the tree and cut off its branches, strip off its foliage and scatter its fruit; Let the beasts flee from under it and the birds from its branches. Yet leave the stump with its roots in the ground, but with a band of iron and bronze around it.”

“Big trees are about to fall!” Big trees are big names you and I know. Big trees have been blocking our view of God in our land. Big trees have been ooohhed and aaahhhed over by many people. Big trees are about to fall. You will see it, you will hear it, I am telling you ahead of time says the Lord. “Big trees are about to fall!” The Lord is telling us so we are not shocked or surprised. Many are going to feel lost because they looked to these big trees to provide for them, protect them, not knowing they were not for them.

My heart is saddened by this, for they have been warned many times and chose to ignore the pleading of the Lord. Yes these people, though many are unbelievers to the eyes of man, have heard the voice of God but refused to change for the price was too high for them to pay. This will not be a time to rejoice at their fall, but a time to remember God desires that none should perish and all come to repentance. This is going to be hard for many, but may result in the salvation of some, for the holy seed is in the stump.

Divinity is Partnering with Humanity

For righteousness to exalt a nation there must be the removal of wickedness. You cannot build a nation that loves righteousness while that same nation revels in wickedness. Wickedness may not be in you, but it is in the nation and the Lord is going to deal with it for He has a destiny for every nation.

Humanity partnering with divinity is how God eradicates wickedness and establishes righteousness. Most people are like Saul’s army just following their leader, if the leader does not engage the battle neither do most people. But even when David shows up to engage the battle Saul’s army did not engage the battle with David. It was not until the giant was defeated that Saul’s army was activated. (1 Samuel 16-17)

This is where we are in America. The silent majority will be activated when the giant falls for they will see a new leader who is a giant killer. Remember, they did not follow David immediately, they followed him after the giant was slain.

Divinity is partnering with humanity to take out the giants of wickedness in our nation. For those who know where to look, they can see the pawns being captured, the knights being taken, the rooks no longer moving and the bishops have fallen, so now the pursuit of the queen who protects the king is on. Once the king of wickedness is cornered and checkmate is declared righteousness will exalt this nation.

Once this happens the army of Saul will be activated to puruse the residue of enemies in the land and to plunder their camp. Rightesouness is going to be the king in our land. This should not be surprising to any believer for Jesus Himself is of the order of Melchizedek, the king of peace, the king of righteousness. (Hebrews 5)

As we are in the midst of the battle, more people are silently watching, waiting, hoping this wicked enemy will be defeated once and for all. And it will be defeated in the nation, but then it will need to be defeated in the hearts of believers. Compromise, luke warm lifestyles, tolerating wickedness and thinking God says its okay is not going to be acceptable when righteousness exalts the nation.

Once God cleanses the land of the earth, He is going to turn His attention to cleansing the house of the Lord. His love is a fire that is going to purify His bride for she is to be without spot, wrinkle or blemish. Its going to be hard for a while, but in the end it is going to be the kingdom. For the kingdom of God is righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. (Romans 14:17)

“Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.” (Luke 12:32)

We Need To Be Testing!

Not enough people have been tested is what the main stream media is decrying, but the Lord is saying, not enough people are testing. We do not need to be tested, we need to be testing. Testing the spirits. We as the church have not tested the spirits to see if they are from God. This is why fear has taken root, why people are wearing masks over their mouth, because we have not tested the spirit. We just accepted what they said, because we were told they were “experts”. This virus has been a great eye opener as to where the church is. God knew this about His body already, but we didn’t know it. We are not testing the spirits, rather we are believing every spirit. This is the real issue we are dealing with. We are being deceived and we do not enough know it, because deception is deceiving.

I was reading in Galatians 6 this morning, when the Lord literally interrupted my reading and said, “Fear has to do with punishment. When you are afraid you punish others and you punish yourselves.” I immediately turned the pages over the 1 John 4:18 where this verse comes from. It says, “…fear involves punishment and the one who fears is not perfected in love.” But I moved up to the beginning of the chapter to get the context of what the Lord was saying and this is what the Lord is saying to His church.

1 John 4:1-6 “Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God; and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God; this is the spirit of the antichrist, of which you have heard that it is coming, and now it is already in the world. You are from God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world. They are from the world; therefore they speak as from the world, and the world listens to them. We are from God; he who knows God listens to us; he who is not from God does not listen to us. By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error.”

We are in error because we have not tested the spirits to see whether they are from God. Rather we readily accepted what the “experts” said, even though they are of the world and not of God. We have been so indoctrinated to believe every spirit, we no longer test the spirits, for we have been told you are being judgmental if you do that. You are supposed to judge the spirits, judge is the same as test, you have to make a judgment call if this spirit is from God or not. The word spirit here means breath, rational soul, mental disposition, it is a narrative creator. We have believed the narrative of error because it came dressed in “expert” clothing.

We are told by the apostle John to test EVERY spirit to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. False prophets are people who speak narratives that are contrary to the truth. The word prophet means mouthpiece, the enemy has mouthpieces and so does God. We must discern is this a false mouthpiece or a truth speaking mouthpiece.

Church this is where we erred. Leaders in the church did not test the spirit, so they promoted the voice of the false prophet. Governors, mayors, parents, teachers, administrators, everyone bought into the narrative of the false prophet. We took the bait hook line and sinker, it is evident for it came with fear. The invisible enemy is many things, but it is sourced in fear, I can tell you that.

God is cutting through the chaos with a crystal clear statement to us. Test, test, test the spirits to see if they are from God and remember, you are from God little children, and have overcome them; because greater is He that is in you than He that is in the world. They are from the world; therefore they speak as from the world and the world listens to them. We are from God! (1 John 4)

Cast off fear! Enter into perfect love! And test every spirit to see if it is from God. Fear is not from God, no matter what anyone tells you!!!

Silence!

Silence! Quiet! Be Still! The Bible says in Revelation 8:1, “And when the Lamb broke open the seventh seal, there was silence for about a half an hour in heaven.” In Joshua 6:10 it says, “Joshua commanded the people, you shall not shout or let your voice be heard, nor shall any word proceed out of your mouth until the day I tell you to shout. Then you shall shout!” Matthew 27:45-46 says, “Now from the sixth hour there was darkness (silence) over all the land unto the ninth hour. And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice…” Genesis 1:1-3 “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. And the earth was without form and void; and darkness (silence) was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said…”
 
Can you see the pattern of God? Silence precedes the shout. The call to silence is a call to prepare for the trumpet of the Lord to shout, to announce, to declare. We have been given the honor, the privilege, the joy of being told by the God of heaven to be still and know that He is God (Psalm 46:10). Who are we, that the Lord of all Creation, would so love the world this much that He would shut down all our external idols, so we can see our internal idol (self)? If only we could be honest with ourselves, we love to be heard, we love to be seen, we love to be known by others. We must have a zoom prayer meeting, we have to do parking lot church, we must be on You Tube, we cannot handle the command to be silent. But why? What in the silence scares us so much? What do we not want to hear, what do we not want to see, what are we actually running from?
 
Silence is a gift only God can give to us. For it is in the silence you or others may realize you hear your voice more than His voice; you prophesy your opinion and put His name on it; you don’t really know the Lord and yet you want to lead people to the Lord. Silence is a gift from a Living God. Silence is the only place you will discover who you really are. Silence reveals to you the truth that will set you free. Silence strips you of all the fig leaves of noise, so you can realize you are naked apart from Him even though the noise made you believe you were clothed.
 
Silence is not punishment; silence is the love we have been looking for. Silence is seeing, silence is hearing, silence is knowing and being known. Silence is the greatest gift God could have given a world that He already gave His One and Only Son for. Silence, it is the modus operandi of God before He is about to do something new. It is the stillness we need to re-calibrate our hearts, to realign our relationships, to recognize what is truly valuable. Silence, the gift that is always been available, but few were willing to pay the price to obtain and now it has been given to you. May you know, in the silence, what you thought you knew in the noise, God Loves You, but God also wants you to love Him, not in being seen, but in the silence.
 
2 Chronicles 16:9 says, “For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him.” God knows what is really going on in our hearts, silence shares with us what He already knows, so we can adjust accordingly. Silence is a gift from a loving God, a good Father. Thank you, Lord, for again calling us to hear Habakkuk 2:18-20 “What use is an idol, that a craftsman should carve it—or an image, a teacher of lies? For its maker trusts in his own creation; he makes idols that cannot speak. Woe to him who says to wood, ‘Awaken!’ or to silent stone, ‘Come alive!’ Can it give guidance? Behold, it is overlaid with gold and silver, yet there is no breath in it at all. But the LORD is in His holy temple; let all the earth be silent before Him.” Silence!

This Is Not A Test, This Is A Passover of the Lord

After the actual Passover took place in Exodus 12, the Lord through Moses said, I want you to celebrate this Feast of Passover every year and retell the story to your children. I never want you to forget this event. Ever since the Exodus 12 Passover, to this day, Israel and now Christians alike celebrate the Passover as a remembrance meal. But, there was a day in AD 33 when the Passover was not a remembrance Feast of Passover, but the actual Passover Lamb, Jesus Christ, was being sacrificed at this Passover in 33AD. Many believed this was just another celebration of remembrance of a past event from Exodus 12.

The church has been celebrating communion as long as I can remember, this is a version of the Passover meal remembrance that Israel celebrates. Some Christians, have even begun to celebrate an actual Passover at this time of the year. Therefore, we are not unfamiliar with this Feast of the Lord, called Passover or Feast of Unleavened Bread, which includes the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus the Christ.

With that said, I have heard people say, this current situation we are in is only a test. It reminded me of, “The Emergency Broadcast System which was initiated in 1963 during the Kennedy Administration, to allow the president to address the entire nation in an emergency. …The tests of the system lasted 35 or 40 seconds, with TV stations usually displaying a test pattern and announcing that the test is under way. A loud high-pitched obnoxious tone was followed by the familiar phrase “This is a test of the Emergency Broadcast System. If this had been an actual emergency… .” I grew up hearing, this is a test, this is only a test.

Israel grew up hearing this is a Feast of remembrance, a feast of remembrance. Therefore, like Israel on the Passover night Jesus was actually crucified, we have come to believe we are in another test. However, may I propose to you, this is not a test, this is actually another Passover we are in right now. The Lord whispered to me this morning, THIS IS NOT A TEST, THIS IS AN ACTUAL PASSOVER”. The point of a test, training, simulation, etc. is to prepare us for when the real time is upon us. We have been practicing communion for years; we have been celebrating Passover for centuries; and we have been going to church for who knows how long. But this is not a test. We are not in a test. We are in a historical moment in history, we will tell our children’s children about. This is an actual Passover of the Lord.

We are being delivered right now as we speak, as the nations. The “Egyptians” we see today, we will never see again. This is not a test, this is not training, this is not a simulation exercise, this is the Feast of the Lord. This is a real life Passover. Read Exodus 12-14 to know where we are. Put the blood on the lentil of your doorposts. Take communion as a family. Obey your leaders for they watch over your souls (Hebrews 13:17). Righteousness is exalting the nations and God is eradicating wickedness. When we come out of our houses, once this Passover is completed, we are going to celebrate in the streets like you have never seen before and the nations, the Egyptians, everyone will know THE LORD IS GOD! It is a great day to be alive.

A Harvest Like No Other

“Jesus said to them, My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me and to accomplish His work. Do you not say, there are four months and then the harvest? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look on the fields (countries), that they are white (ready/ripe) for harvest” (John 4:34-35).

Can you see the harvest? Not the billion-soul harvest that Bob Jones prophesied, but the harvest Jesus is speaking about? Jesus spoke about the harvest, which is why prophets speak about the harvest, but what harvest are we in right now? Can you see the current reality harvest, that Jesus is inviting us to lift up our eyes and see? Jesus says, this harvest is ripe right now, but if we don’t have the name of the harvest correct, we will miss the harvest that is ripe, right in front of us.  May I propose to you, that the harvest we are in right now is not the one Bob Jones prophesied, that one will follow this one.

Jesus said, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent me and to accomplish His work.” The harvest Jesus is speaking about was a harvest of honor. Jesus wanted the disciples to see that the field was white for harvest. It was ready to be reaped, for the wheat (honor) and the tares (dishonor) had grown up together and were manifesting right before their eyes. Think about how the religious system of Jesus’ day treated Jesus. Were they honorable to Him as a fellow Rabbi or Teacher, let alone as the Son of God? Then look at the people who were following Him and hanging on His every sign, wonder, miracle and teaching? Can you see it?

The same harvest Jesus spoke of in His culture is the same harvest happening right now today in our culture. The harvest is ripe right now, the wheat and the tares have grown up together and the difference is obvious. Here are a couple of cultural examples of what I am saying. Superbowl 54 was a great example, we have 3 women singers, one at the beginning of the game, named Yolanda Adams, two others at half-time. Yolanda with class, grace and excellence honored the American flag as she sang our National Anthem. Then at half-time, we had two women, Jennifer Lopez and Shakira, who came out scantily dressed and pole danced on national television. When women don’t want to be treated as sex objects by men, we cannot act like that. The demarcation was obvious. Now can you see the harvest?

Let me give you one more cultural example from this week. During the State of the Union address, the President was giving an update on what and how our country is doing. He spoke about America, not Republicans, not Democrats, nor Independents, he showed great honor for the Country of which he has been chosen to lead. Then there was a person sitting directly behind him, who visibly throughout the whole speech, showed disdain for him and the words he was speaking. Which ended in a grand finale presentation of the ripping up, on national television, the very speech he just shared. Now, can you see the harvest?

This is not a harvest of souls; this is a harvest of wheat and tares as it pertains to honor and dishonor. Honor and dishonor do not mature quickly, they take time to get to the level of disrespect or respect that is easily identifiable. We are in a harvest season, that is obvious, but not of souls, rather separating the wheat from the tares, the honorable from the dishonorable, the respectful from the disrespectful. When we are given a position of influence, from being a dad or mom, to being a President or Speaker of the House, we have a responsibility to show honor and if we can’t do that, we will be removed from that position of influence during the season of harvest.

In Matthew 13:30 speaking of the wheat and the tares, Jesus said, “Allow both to grow together until the harvest; and in the time of the harvest I will say to the reapers, first gather up the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them up; but gather the wheat into my barn.” I believe we are about to see some bundling of the tares, that will then go through the refiner’s fire, so they can be purified of their dishonor. Then I believe we are going to see the gathering of the wheat into locations that will distribute them to seed our culture with honor again. For it is harvest time, not of souls, but of wheat and tares, for this is a harvest like no other. Once this harvest is complete, get ready, for the billion-soul harvest Bob Jones prophesied will be ripe and ready for harvesting.

Super Bowl 54…National Jubilee

Is it possible that God is speaking through a national sport to speak a national message to the nation of the United States of America? I believe He is; I believe God is decreeing over our nation: National Jubilee. As believers we are called to discern the times and the seasons (1 Chronicles 12:32/Luke 12:54-56); as we look at some of the details of the upcoming Super Bowl, can you see the decree God is making; National Jubilee.

The two teams in the Super Bowl are the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs. The Kansas City Chiefs have not gone to the Super Bowl in 50 years. Both 49 (ers) and 50 (years) are Jubilee numbers in the Bible (Leviticus 25:8-10). Jubilee is a time of debt cancelation, land restoration and family reconciliation. I see a National Jubilee.

The combined colors of the two teams are red, white, and gold. These colors speak to Jubilee as well with Isaiah 1:18 saying, “Come now, and let us reason together, says the Lord, though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall be as wool.” This ties to Day of Atonement in which the national sins of all of Israel was atoned for. The gold is a Jubilee color as well, for the 50-year anniversary is called the Golden Anniversary for married couples. (I wrote a whole blog called Golden Jubilee if you want to check it out at mouthpieceministries.wordpress.com).

The cities they represent is significant as well, for San Francisco is in the Northwest regions of the United States, Kansas City is in the Midwest region of the United States and Miami, where the Super Bowl is being played, is located in the Southeast region of the United States. This again speaks to a national word God is speaking, not a specific to a city, ministry or person.

It is Super Bowl 54 that is being played, Isaiah 54 is chapter of this Super Bowl and there are so many prophetic thoughts in that chapter and very specific for those who have been waiting for God’s next move on planet earth. Here are a couple keys, I see in this chapter as it relates to National Jubilee: Shout for joy; enlarge; stretch out; spare not; lengthen and strengthen; for you will possess nations and resettle desolate cities; your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel, who is called the God of all the earth; with great compassion I will gather you; in righteousness you will be established; no weapon that is formed against you will prosper; your vindication is from Me declares the Lord. National Jubilee!

A few more things, the Super Bowl is being played on 2/2/2020 that is Isaiah 22:22 which says, “I will set the key of the house of David on his shoulder, when he opens no one will shut, when he shuts no one will open.” This governmental key was given to Jesus for National Jubilee and I see Him opening debt cancelation, land restoration and family reconciliation in our nation.

Finally, the late prophet Bob Jones said to Shawn Bolz, more than 10 times, according to Shawn Bolz, “When the Kansas City Chiefs go to the Super Bowl and win it, you will know that it will be a sign of the upcoming and end time revival. He explained that God is raising up His chiefs to be apostolic leaders in many spheres of influence.” Johnny Enlow, Lance Wallnau and many others have spoke about the 7 mountains and how God is going to bring the gospel of the kingdom into the 7 mountains of culture with this next revival, so for me, this is just another confirmation of a National Jubilee.

Whoever wins the Super Bowl will bring great joy to that city, but I believe this Super Bowl is not about one city getting the victory, but about God decreeing National Jubilee, so the who nation gets free!

Off With His Head

The queen of hearts is found in the story of Alice in Wonderland and is famous for saying the words, “Off with their head”. In a childhood story, those words may sound funny, but in real life reality there is no humor involved at all. The phrase “Off with their head” did not begin with Alice in Wonderland, rather it began with God in Genesis 3:15 when the Lord said to the serpent, “I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed; He shall crush, bruise, strike your head…” It is important to remember the enemy is a copy cat not a Creator, everything he does originated with God, He just twists it so he can use it to steal, kill or destroy (John 10:10). The same can be said with the enemy’s use of the words “off with his head”.

There is a spirit that is alive and active in the earth realm today of which we as believers must be keenly aware. It is a demonic spirit, that is declaring “off with his head”. But this is not a here and now spirit that is speaking this this is an ancient spirit that has a history of wanting to silence the voice of justice and righteousness in the earth realm. It is the same spirit that carries the name Jezebel in the book of 1 Kings 19:1-3 that says, “Now Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done, and how he had killed all the prophets with the sword. Then Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah, saying, “So may the gods do to me and even more, if I do not make your life as the life of one of them by tomorrow about this time.” And he was afraid and arose and ran for his life and came to Beersheba, which belongs to Judah, and left his servant there.” Jezebel wanted Elijah’s head so she could silence the voice of righteousness and justice in the earth realm.

This ancient spirit is not only found in the Old Testament as Jezebel, the same spirit is also found in the New Testament as Herodias. Many may not have put the two together but Mark 6 is where Jesus is famously quoted as saying “A prophet is not without honor except in his hometown and among his own relatives and in his own household”. A prophet is the voice of righteousness and justice in the earth realm. Continuing on in Mark 6 we find this same ancient spirit declaring “off with his head”, but it is manifesting in Herodias. Listen to this, “Herod himself had sent and had John arrested and bound in prison on account of Herodias, the wife of his brother Philip, because he had married her. For John had been saying to Herod, “It is not lawful for you to have your brother’s wife.” Herodias had a grudge against him and wanted to put him to death and could not do so; for Herod was afraid of John, knowing that he was a righteous and holy man, and he kept him safe”. The prophet’s voice is what the unrighteousness want to silence, because they speak righteousness and justice.

The spirit of Herodias did not stop at holding a grudge, she wanted him dead and used anyone necessary and declared “off with his head”. Mark 6:21-25 says, “A strategic day came when Herod on his birthday gave a banquet for his lords and military commanders and the leading men of Galilee; and when the daughter of Herodias herself came in and danced, she pleased Herod and his dinner guests; and the king said to the girl, “Ask me for whatever you want and I will give it to you.” And he swore to her, “Whatever you ask of me, I will give it to you; up to half of my kingdom.” And she went out and said to her mother, “What shall I ask for?” And she said, “The head of John the Baptist.” Immediately she came in a hurry to the king and asked, saying, “I want you to give me at once the head of John the Baptist on a platter.” This ancient spirit has such visceral hatred of righteousness and justice it will not stop until it has the head of the prophetic voice.

We must remember, spirits do not have genders and though the spirit manifests through a human being, we must remember the person we see is only a puppet of the one we can’t see (Ephesians 6). This ancient spirit is seeking the head of anyone who speaks for righteousness and justice. The more authority the person carries in the earth realm the more targeted they are. However, despite the threats the enemy is spewing and despite the attacks the enemy is launching, the Lord declares “Righteousness will exalt this nation!” Righteousness and justice will prevail, therefore this is not the time to be silent, but to speak up and out for our voices together sound like mighty rushing waters and justice is rolling down.

The enemy may be saying “off with his head”, but the Lord is saying “When these things begin to take place, straighten up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near” (Luke 21:28). Victory is imminent, I can see it, that is why I say it!

End of a 20 Year Chapter

20 years ago, we were preparing to enter a new millennium. It was Y2K, some people feared the worst, others partied like it was truly 1999, but we all made it into the new millennium. Little did we know, that the first 20 years of this new millennium were going to be so challenging. Very few, if any prophesied what this first 20 years of the years of the 2000’s was going to be like, but now, 20 years later, the Lord is saying, it is the end of a 20-year chapter titled The House of Laban. In Genesis 29 we pick up the story of Jacob, who is being sent to Haran, which is where Abram left from per the command of God to leave his father’s house and go to a land God would show him (Genesis 12). Jacob was being sent back to Haran by his father Isaac, to get a wife. Jacob leaves the promised land (Canaan) and goes back to Haran (means thirsty, lack, or little) and goes to find a wife. The Bible says, he see’s Rachel and loves her. With bridal dowry in hand, Jacob finds out Rachel is the daughter of his dad Isaac’s uncle. Basically, she is family and would be approved of by Isaac. Little did Jacob know, this trip to Haran was going to be a 20-year journey.

Just as Jacob did not know how long his time in Haran was going to be, many of us have been living in Haran, in the House of Laban for the past 20 years and we did not realize it, but God knew, God saw it all and God is bringing an end to the 20 year chapter called the House of Laban. In Genesis 31:38-42 we read what happened to Jacob over those 20 years in the House of Laban, “I have been with you for twenty years now. Your sheep and goats have not miscarried, nor have I eaten rams from your flocks. I did not bring you animals torn by wild beasts; I bore the loss myself. And you demanded payment from me for whatever was stolen by day or night. This was my situation: The heat consumed me in the daytime and the cold at night, and sleep fled from my eyes. It was like this for the twenty years I was in your household. I worked for you fourteen years for your two daughters and six years for your flocks, and you changed my wages ten times. If the God of my father, the God of Abraham and the Fear of Isaac, had not been with me, you would surely have sent me away empty-handed. But God has seen my hardship and the toil of my hands, and last night he rebuked you.” Jacob endured much injustice over those 20 years and God determined enough was enough, so Jacob left Laban and Haran.

Many people have been dealing with injustice in the area of relationships, finances, and a variety of other areas physically, spiritually and emotionally. Not every time was the injustice dealt with in righteousness, but as God looks over the past 20 years of the times you were passed over, that you absorbed insults and injustices, when you could have fought back, when you forgave without being asked to be forgiven, many things, God saw and He is declaring the end of a 20 year chapter for you in the House of Laban. Now this is not personal, this was a spiritual battle that was being waged against the body of Christ. Remember our battle is not against flesh and blood, so this is not the time to cast stones, rather it is a time to tie up loose ends, to make sure everyone you can remember is forgiven by you. We do not want to enter 2020, this new chapter with anything from the past 20 years. Tie it up, let them go and get ready for something brand new.

The Lord is bringing an end to a 20-year chapter of injustices, it is the Lord’s doing, not ours, which is why we need to walk humbly with our God out of 2019 and into 2020. I believe the reasons the prophets cannot give us specifics about what 2020 and beyond is going to look like is because God has not shown them. The end of this 20-year chapter is the beginning of a new one and until we enter into 2020, we will not know what surprises God has in store for us, at least not specifically, but what I do know, is that we are ending a 20-year chapter called the House of Laban. Jacob separated from Laban but not in anger, he lived apart from Esau but not due to strife, he tied up the loose ends, in Genesis 31-32, and so must we. For just like Jacob we are headed back to the promised land to live and for our children to be born, raised and planted in that land.

Finally, I believe the reason Jacob, who was in the promised land (Canaan), had to leave and go back to where Abram started, which was Haran and why it was such a battle for those 20 years is because there were inheritances that needed to be picked up and brought into the promised land. Our forefathers left behind inheritances, I believe God had us pick up over the past 20 years and this is what the battle has been about. I know this word is not for everyone, but for those it is for, I hope you are encouraged to know where you have been, why you were there and where God is opening up for you as we step into 2020. Truly our best days are in front of us and no eye has seen, no ear has heard, what God has in store for us who love Him (1 Corinthians 2:9-10). Tie up those loose ends, for this 20-year chapter is coming to an end.

Instantaneous Eruption

What if the news is prophesying? What if God is speaking clearly through certain events? What if the messages being sent, are from God Himself, not man? Is it possible, the Lord has stepped down into our earth realm to say something, like in the days of Moses? Westerners struggle with the supernatural because they have been indoctrinated in the scientific. If it can’t be proven scientifically then many westerners don’t believe it is probable. But, the Bible was not written to or about westerners, it was written to and about Hebrews or easterners. The Bible is mystical in may ways, significantly supernatural and accessible to us, if we will allow ourselves to not be so rational, that we cannot be Biblical. Someone once said, many people are locked out of the Bible, because they read it with their head and not their spirit. We are spirit beings, when God breathed into Adam in Genesis 2, He made Him a living spirit. We, like the first Adam, are living spirits, we are invited to be supernaturally natural, so we can become naturally supernatural. This does not mean we are flaky people, it means we are faith people. We know God is invisible, but we also know He is alive, that He has a voice and that He speaks. We know that He is intimately involved in the affairs of men and women on earth, whether we recognize it or not. And when we know His nature, we can see His activity, and give Him the credit that is due Him for being God.

I was reading an article in the news dated December 10, 2019 at 1:11pm and the headline said, “WHITE ISLAND VOLCANO ERUPTS IN BAY OF PLENTY: SIX DEAD, EIGHT MISSING; 30 IN HOSPITAL” (nzhearld.co.nz) When I saw this headline, I immediately knew God was speaking something significant, but I needed to put all the pieces together to get the message He was speaking. As I put the puzzle pieces together this is what I learned, White Island or Whakaari which means to make visible; expose to view, has a volcano located on it, that is not habitable to humans and technically, people were not supposed to be on the island, because the volcano was volatile and could erupt at any moment. But, true to human nature, we do not like to be told no, so a cruise ship company would give tours to the island, but they had to navigate rough seas to get their cruise ship named Ovation, to the island for those who wanted to see the island and tour the volcano.

The island is located in the Bay of Plenty. We have White Island and white represents righteousness in scripture (Isaiah 1:18), located in the Bay of Plenty (speaks of abundance) has a mountain on it, which is a volcano. Six people died, the number six represents the number of man/flesh (Revelation 13:17-18) and this all happens in New Zealand. My friend shared these thoughts, Nehemiah 2:14 says, “Then I moved on toward the fountain gate and the king’s pool, but there was not enough room for my beast (flesh) to get through.” Flesh cannot get through to the presence of God, it will die in the process. Then she added, there is new zeal here, quoting Isaiah 59:17, “And He put on righteousness like a breastplate and a helmet of salvation on His head, and He put on garments of vengeance for clothing and wrapped Himself with zeal as a mantle.” Now that all the puzzle pieces are assembled, here is what I believe God is saying prophetically to His church.

I believe White Island located in the Bay of Plenty represents God Himself, He is making visible His righteousness instantaneously and flesh is not going to be able to live in His presence. But as we watch Him erupt, we are going to give Him a standing ovation, for He is God alone. The days of man made glory are done, the true presence of God is upon us and no flesh will be able to glory in His presence (1 Corinthians 1:29). The fear of the Lord is going to be restored to the Church and the world as the glory of God instantaneously erupts. Nothing is going to be the same from this point on. For those who have ears to hear and eyes to see, it is truly a new era we have entered into.