Recently I was praying about the political moves presently being launched against President Trump when I heard the Lord say, “I am tying the noose!” This thought stayed with me throughout the day until I began to question what the expression actually meant. I believe God was leading me into a revelation by giving me a Holy Ghost push to investigate. The saying has a few meanings, but the one God landed on was, to set a trap, to ensnare! I sensed that God was saying in this that He had things under control and a plan was in the works! Our God is omnipotent and omniscient! He knows exactly where the hidden secrets lie and is a master at exposing deception. The things that are unfolding in the political realm right now are all pieces of the noose forming and working to entrap the enemy in his own schemes—a move that will ultimately release a wave of righteousness in the greatest Awakening of all times!
As I pondered this God led me to the story of Queen Esther, the Bride who had gained the ear of the King. Because Mordecai, Esther’s uncle refused to bow to Haman—an evil ruler possessed by the devil—he conceived a plot to annihilate all the people of God, and sent out a decree for their destruction. However, God had a plan! God prepared a raised-up Mordecai and Esther, two servants who did not “…count their lives unto death,” who were willing to perish for the sake of the kingdom and knew how to fast and pray!
Haman’s rage against Mordecai for his refusal to bow inspired him to take action to destroy him; his plan: “…Let a gallows be made, fifty cubits high, and in the morning suggest to the king that Mordecai be hanged on it…” In the story God caused a series of events to take place that saw Haman hanged on the very same gallows that he had prepared for Mordecai “SO THEY HANGED HAMAN ON THE GALLOWS THAT HE HAD PREPARED FOR MORDECAI” (7:10). I believe that President Trump will be fully vindicated in God’s timing!
The number eight represents a new beginning or the beginning of a new season. We have now entered the Jewish year 5778 and are about to enter the year 2018 on the Gregorian calendar—a year where we shift into a new dynamic of kingdom realities! This will be the year where the people of God drive back the forces of darkness and destroy their evil agenda to limit the kingdom of God our King. The Lion of Judah is arising with an army having the faces of lions—AN ARMY THAT WILL STEP FORWARD WITH COURAGE AND BOLDNESS TO POSSESS THE GATES OF THEIR ENEMIES!
We have entered the era of the intercessor, ones who has persevered in faith and in faithfulness—you have gained the King’s attention! The Lord said that He is about to give His signet ring to many and crown them with great authority to usher in the DAY OF RECKONING, awakening and reformation—a new day of freedom from the darkness of oppression that has gripped many. In order to understand what He meant I checked the word reckoning and it means: to settle accounts, an accounting for things received or done. God is about to settle accounts with the enemy for the things he has done, and vindicate His people!
“And the king held out the golden scepter toward Esther. So Esther arose and stood before the king, and said, “If it pleases the king, and if I have found favor in his sight and the thing seems right to the king and I am pleasing in his eyes, let it be written to revoke the letters devised by Haman, the son of Hammedatha the Agagite, which he wrote to annihilate the Jews who are in all the king’s provinces…”
God’s army will be given keys to unlock prison doors to those who are bound and without hope, to give them beauty for ashes. Those marked for destruction will be receive new names and be marked for Life and for Glory! God is once again laying foundations that will undergird His purposes to unlock the Gates of righteousness for the King of Glory to enter! The next age will be an era of Holy Spirit enlightenment in all spheres of society.
Much can be gleaned from the book of Esther, but Esther chapter 8, and especially verse 8, is noteworthy for all the people of God for this hour! And as the United States of America was raised up as a light to other nations, chapter 8 is particularly pointed for the present administration.
“Then King Ahasuerus said to Queen Esther and Mordecai the Jew, “Indeed, I have given Esther the house of Haman, and they have hanged him on the gallows because he tried to lay his hand on the Jews. ESTHER 8:8 – “YOU YOURSELVES WRITE A DECREE CONCERNING THE JEWS, AS YOU PLEASE, IN THE KING’S NAME, AND SEAL IT WITH THE KING’S SIGNET RING; FOR WHATEVER IS WRITTEN IN THE KING’S NAME AND SEALED WITH THE KING’S SIGNET RING NO ONE CAN REVOKE.”
There is a Holy movement now underway that will see the people of God established in the unction to move in their kingly anointing, and to decree the Word of the Lord with authority and power.
I believe that God is saying to His people to GET READY FOR THE BREAKOUT! THINGS ARE ABOUT TO TURN AROUND. This is not a time to be dull or complacent, it is a time to become the Elijah generation chosen for such a time as this, to gird up our loins to run the race of a lifetime!
“Then it came to pass the seventh time, that he said, “There is a cloud, as small as a man’s hand, rising out of the sea!” So he said, “Go up, say to Ahab, ‘Prepare your chariot, and go down before the rain stops you.’ ” Now it happened in the meantime that the sky became black with clouds and wind, and there was a heavy rain. So Ahab rode away and went to Jezreel. THEN THE HAND OF THE LORD CAME UPON ELIJAH; AND HE GIRDED UP HIS LOINS AND RAN AHEAD OF AHAB…” 1Kings 18:44-46
Elijah told his servant to go again when nothing was seen—after seven tries a new season was about to begin! Sometimes things can seem very hopeless, and we are not able to see any light at the end of the tunnel, UNTIL GOD MOVES to change everything! This occurred in past awakenings, where whole societies were transformed by one move of God! The Lights went on and the darkness could not remain! Under the faithful service of Esther and Mordecai the fate of a people was radically changed, night turned to day and mourning into great joy!
“SO MORDECAI WENT OUT FROM THE PRESENCE OF THE KING IN ROYAL APPAREL OF BLUE AND WHITE, WITH A GREAT CROWN OF GOLD AND A GARMENT OF FINE LINEN AND PURPLE; AND THE CITY OF SHUSHAN REJOICED AND WAS GLAD. THE JEWS HAD LIGHT AND GLADNESS, JOY AND HONOR. AND IN EVERY PROVINCE AND CITY, WHEREVER THE KING’S COMMAND AND DECREE CAME, THE JEWS HAD JOY AND GLADNESS, A FEAST AND A HOLIDAY. THEN MANY OF THE PEOPLE OF THE LAND BECAME JEWS, BECAUSE FEAR OF THE JEWS FELL UPON THEM. 15-17
Eight will mark the beginning of a new era of awakenings and revival, Light and Joy! Don’t give in to doubt and fear; if you can’t see it, just begin to decree it and faith will begin to arise! Decree it daily until you begin to see it with eyes of faith! God holds the steps of the journey from its beginning to its completion, He has the power to create doors where doors do not presently exist—nothing is impossible with Him! It is time to get ready for active duty, the Ship is changing course and turning around! I heard the Lord say, “Tell the armies of the Lord to arise, stand on your feet and be ready!”
“A copy of the document was to be issued as a decree in every province and published for all people, SO THAT THE JEWS WOULD BE READY ON THAT DAY TO AVENGE THEMSELVES ON THEIR ENEMIES. Esther 8:13