Going Public

The Lord just spoke to me and said they were in their homes during Passover so that the angel of death could pass over. Once the angel of death passed over they went public. The Lord says the church must move past Passover and stop hiding in their homes. It is time for the church to go public in a way we’ve never gone before. Pentecost was a public display of power. Tabernacles was a tent meeting. We must not think God is going to keep us in our homes as the new model He is about to go public in a way that is going to blow our minds. The days of being in our homes is over the days of going public is upon us. Remember when Jesus ascended they all saw him because they were outside of their homes.

The Atmosphere Over Your Head

I was awakened this morning to the Lord saying “Cleanse the atmosphere over your head.” I then saw the Lord saying this to many many people and as each of us did it personally, it was happening corporately and then it happened nationally.

Once the atmosphere over our head was cleansed I saw the joy of our salvation returning. Just like the cleansing happened individually then corporately and finally nationally so did the joy of our salvation.

When this process was completed the Lord had perfectly restored the joy of our salvation. We were living under an atmosphere like none other, it was joy, unspeakable joy. But it started with the one cleansing the atmosphere over there head.

Psalm 51:7-13 “Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean;

Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

Make me hear joy and gladness,

That the bones You have broken may rejoice.

Hide Your face from my sins,

And blot out all my iniquities.

Create in me a clean heart, O God,

And renew a steadfast spirit within me.

Do not cast me away from Your presence,

And do not take Your Holy Spirit from me.

Restore to me the joy of Your salvation,

And uphold me by Your generous Spirit.

Then I will teach transgressors Your ways,

And sinners shall be converted to You.”

Bread is a Weapon

When the Bible says that the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty through God for the pulling down of strongholds, (2Cor. 10:3-5) that is a military term. It is not physical men or women in the military of your nation that are able to pull down the strongholds in the heavenly places over your nation. However it does mean that God has given us a military which is not carnal but is spiritual. The weapons that we have been given are many but one of them that we do not usually think about is the weapon of bread.

Bread in Hebrew is h3898. לָחַם lâḥam; a primitive root; to feed on; figuratively, to consume; by implication, to battle (as destruction): — devour, eat, x ever, fight(-ing), overcome, prevail, (make) war(-ring).

AV (177) – fight 149, to war 10, make war 8, eat 5, overcome 2, devoured 1, ever 1, prevail 1; to fight, do battle, make war(Qal) to fight, do battle(Niphal) to engage in battle, wage war (Qal) to eat, use as food (Strongs Concordance)

Whenever you take communion you are fighting with spiritual weapons. Whenever you give your bread as an offering according to Ecclesiastes 11 you are doing spiritual warfare. And whenever you quote the word of God according to John 6 you are going to war. For bread is the body in communion;bread is your money in giving; and bread is Jesus Christ who is the word.

In the spiritual battle that we are currently in take your bread and go to war!

There’s A Showdown Coming

We can be cultural or biblical but we can’t be both, because the god of this world is Satan and the God of the Bible is Yahweh. They have two different agendas, two different modes of operation and two different plans for the earth. When the church mixes the cultural and the biblical the people become apathetic because they don’t know who’s God. Yahweh has never told us to be cultural, but He is crystal clear on us being biblical.

1 King’s 18:20-21 “Ahab sent for all the children of Israel, and gathered the prophets together on Mount Carmel. And Elijah came to all the people, and said, “How long will you falter between two opinions? If the LORD is God, follow Him; but if Baal, follow him.” But the people answered him not a word.”

Revelation 3:14-16 “These things says the Amen, the Faithful and True Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God: “I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth.”

A showdown is being prepared as we speak! We can’t live like this anymore. Keep reading, you will see the result is a revival on Mt. Carmel.

A Call to the Warriors

The beauty of the body of Christ is that we are ONE body but many members. Therefore, some words resonate with some members more readily than they do with others. I want to speak to the members of the body of Christ who know how to war in the spirit, who know how to fight with weapons that are not carnal but are mighty through God for the pulling down of strongholds (2 Corinthians 10:3-5).

To the warriors in the body of Christ, the Lord is tired of hearing our opinions about the situation we find ourselves in as a nation. He wants us to stop sharing our opinions and the opinions of man. He is telling us to OCCUPY until He comes with deliverance. He is calling his watchmen warriors to OCCUPY, OCCUPY, OCCUPY. Hold your ground, stand, don’t be swayed, don’t move, don’t give up ground. Stand and keep on standing.

Fight with the weapons of warfare you have been given and are tried and true for you. If its fasting fast; if its deep intercession intercede; if it is warfare dance dance; if it is sounds sing, shout, shofar; whatever weapon God has trained you to fight with warrior, fight, our nation is in a spiritual war and spiritual weapons must be used. This is a call to the warriors to arise and take their battle stations.

Isaiah 64:1-4 is our prayer, our fight, our occupy orders “Oh, that you would rend the heavens and come down, that the mountains would quake in your presence. As when fire sets twigs ablaze and causes water to boil, come down to make Your name known to Your enemies and cause the nations to quake before You! For when you did awesome things that we did not expect, You came down, and the mountains trembled before You. Since ancient times no one has heard, no ear has perceived, no eye has seen any God besides You, who acts on behalf of those who wait for Him.”

A Distinct Demarcation

The demarcation is clear.

Some see fear, others see freedom.

Some see oppression, others see eradication.

Some see destruction, others see restoration.

Some see loss, others see abundance.

Some see Matthew 24, others see Isaiah 60.

Some see the end, others see the beginning.

What you see is what you say!

One day is ending and a new one is beginning, that is why the demarcation is obvious, because we are in the midst of worldwide transition. Some things are coming down, other things are being built up. Some people are being exposed, while others are being rescued. These are incredible days in which we live. If you will not try to figure it out, you will see the kingdom of God advancing rapidly around the world. But you must be still, listen and let God show you what He is doing. Humility is the way to see clearly.

Glory Is Coming

I sat down to read my bible this morning and usually I can just dive in and read for hours. But this morning, the first verse I read came with the presence of God in such a manner I could not move from this verse. I keep reading it over and over again. This is the word of the Lord church, this is the word.

Isaiah 56:1 “Thus says the LORD,

‘Preserve justice and do righteousness,

For My salvation is about to come

And My righteousness to be revealed’”.

Bind these words around your neck, print them on your heart, don’t let them out of your sight, no matter what you see what you hear. Remember this verse. I am telling you there is a glory coming in a way that Ruth Heflin saw, Smith Wigglesworth experienced, Kathryn Kuhlman encountered. The glory is a realm that is far beyond revival, anointing and awakening, it is all three and more.

Isaiah 56:1 “Thus says the LORD,

‘Preserve justice and do righteousness,

For My salvation is about to come

And My righteousness to be revealed’”.

Gain-Loss-Loss-Gain

When the Word of God is your prayer points, the conversation is led by the Word not by anything else. It never ceases to amaze me the things God wants to talk about, for He has much to say and many things He wants us to pray.

Today for me it was Psalm 63 and when I got to verses 9-11 it spoke about those who were destined for the sword because of their evil deeds. As I was praying these verses the Lord spoke to me and He had me pray for the people who have gained the whole world, but they have lost their soul (Mark 8:36).

I do not know the names of people who have done this, but it did make me realize that when someone loses their soul they lose their ability to see people as living beings, created in the image of God. When the soul is lost, it is as though one can do something to another person without any feeling, thought or concern.

I was praying this morning, as the Lord prompted me, for those who have gained the whole world and lost their soul, because I see many losing the whole world they gained, and I prayed in the loss of the world, even if they are destined for the sword because of what they have done, may they hear their spirit whisper His name. May they, like the thief on the cross next to Jesus, may they call on His name before they breath their last.

This may not make sense right now, but it will one day. Justice and righteousness are the foundation of God’s throne (Psalm 89:17), but He does not delight in the death of anyone (Ezekiel 18:23). It’s a paradox we must understand.

The Multi-Car Passenger Train

The church is like a multi-car passenger train. Depending on what car you are in determines what you see therefore what you say. Many people are saying many different things because of where they are located on the train called the church. We are all connected and being pulled along by the Lord Himself, remember, Jesus is the head of the body the church.

As we look out the window of the car we are in, we see things others have already seen because they are in a car in front of us or we are seeing things people are yet to see for they are in a car behind us. Car location determines what you are seeing.

What we all must do though, is listen to the voice that is coming over the loud speaker in all the cars at the same time. The voice of our conductor is Jesus the Christ, Paul the apostle says in 1 Corinthians 2 “We have the mind of Christ”, so we should all be hearing the same thing even though we may be seeing different things.

In order to remain united while the enemy is seeking to divide us, is to realize some people are seeing things you have yet to see and other people are seeing things you have already seen. This passenger train called the church is very long. But this is a description of God as well, for He was, He is and He will forever be (Hebrews 13). Humility is being able to hear someone who sees something you don’t see yet, for they are in a different car than you.

Our First Nation to watch for what God is doing is Israel. They are the blueprint nation for the nations. Isaiah 43:7 says it this way, “From the time I established the ancient nation. And let them declare to them the things that are coming and the events that are going to take place.” The Bible is crystal clear, Judah (the Jews) go first. Watch Israel, what is happening to them? They are in a car ahead of us, so see things we have yet to see. Since 1867 they have been in a process of restoration, so they are seeing restoration. WE are headed to restoration not destruction, if you can’t see it, look to Israel.

Next, knowing where we are as the church is critical, we are in Joshua 5 right now, we are at Gilgal getting a second circumcision to remove the reproach of Egypt from the last season. We are in the promised land, but most of the church is at Gilgal, that is why this is painful, for circumcision is not fun. This is why the call for repentance, it is a call to be circumcised again so we can move forward. Everyone must go through Gilgal.

I have much more to share, but will do it over time. The church is on track, we have not derailed, God has not lost control of His body, He is still the head, He is still aware of where we all are. But know you are just passing through Gilgal, this is not your final destination. How do I know, I have passed through there, it was very painful, but what comes next is learning a new way to war. Shalom, God is our conductor.

It’s Time To Shine!

Because there is nothing new under the sun, the word of God is relevant in every generation and has something to say in every situation. Knowing what God is saying when takes maturity, for only the mature have the mind of Christ (1 Cor. 2).

In an atmosphere that is highly charged with many opinions about many things happening in the world, it is imperative that we as believers hear and obey the word of God for this hour in which we live. But what is God saying, individually He may be saying something different depending on who you are and what you are dealing with personally. Corporately I believe the apostle Paul knows exactly what we need to hear.

Philippians 2:15 “Do all things without grumbling or disputing; so that you will prove yourselves to be blameless and innocent, children of God above reproach in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you appear as lights in the world.”

Jesus said the same thing in Matthew 5:16 “Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.”

Church, it is time to “Arise, shine; for your light has come, And the glory of the LORD has risen upon you. For behold, darkness will cover the earth

And deep darkness the peoples; But the LORD will rise upon you And His glory will appear upon you. Nations will come to your light, And kings to the brightness of your rising.” (Isaiah 60:1-3).

This is our finest hour, if we can see it, we can shine in the midst of the darkness, but we must stop grumbling and disputing things we know so little about. Let’s do what we were made for, let’s arise and shine!