The world has entered an extremely volatile season where battles are intensifying on every front. The kingdom of darkness is mobilized and launching an offensive using a small number of key people strategically placed to shout down any attempt at a return to normalcy, morality and the traditional Biblical values that has sustained societies overtime. Godly and righteous virtues are being eroded before our eyes as we stand in the beginning of a possible shift into a new world order where children are taught that they can choose their gender. The push toward transgenderism has reached a frenzy in North America and Europe where Governments are forcing schools and churches to accept their agenda and values. The prospect of this new world may seem bleak and hopeless—BUT FOR GOD!
God is seated on His Throne, and every knee will bow and declare that Jesus Christ is Lord as His Word declares! I am highlighting this situation only to emphasize that the encroachment of this New demonic World Order demands that a new breed of Christian ARISE! The Sons of God are being challenged by God to now RISE UP with COURAGEOUS BOLDNESS! THE WORLD IS GROANING AND IN TRAVAIL FOR THEIR APPEARING! The present condition of the world brings to the forefront the absolute necessity for the people of God to not only rise up and be counted, but also that the hearts of His people are ones that He can use powerfully and effectively to overcome the darkness with His Light. As God gets ready to unleash revival fire, and Awakening all across the Globe there are two conditions that need to be addressed that will unlock the floodgates of Heaven, and release the weighty Presence of God brooding over the planet right now.
Death & Life are in the Tongue
The first is the condition of our mouths and the fragrance being released from our words. The Lord brought this to my attention recently as I was watching the news on TV; I heard people referring to President Trump in very derogatory terms, in a dishonoring way, and I felt a grieved in my spirit. As I watched him being ferociously attacked I began to pray. As I prayed I had a clear revelation of the magnitude of God’s power and authority to produce any change He desired, that He was in possession of all knowledge and of every hidden thing that could vindicate President Trump and expose evil agendas. However, at the same time I received that revelation the Lord asked a question, “How have my people and My intercessors spoken about President Obama while he was president; how have my people spoken of leaders that I have allowed to rule in my wisdom and for my purposes…with honor or dishonor?” I was confronted with the question, of whether the people of God are any better than the world when it comes to dishonoring rhetoric? I began think about the judgments and even hatred that I have sometimes heard coming from both sides. Again, I was grieved and convicted, I had to check my own heart—was my heart representing the Heart of God, His principles and the ways of God!
The Word of God says that out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks! I then thought of the meekness of Moses. Moses did not presume to think that he had God all figured out, he pleaded for God to show him His ways and His Glory! I thought of David who was said to be a man after God’s own Heart. David made the decision not to touch King Saul, the anointed leader, even though he was borderline insane and trying to kill him. David chose to honor God’s decisions, and His wisdom—a wisdom that was higher than his, unsearchable and beyond his understanding. David trusted in God’s timing and his faithfulness to fulfill His promises in His own way! Through all his trials, David was being tested in his character, his faithfulness and in his ability to stand under extreme pressure and not be shaken, as his future position would require. In the same manner, God is now testing a vast army of David like warriors raised up to take down a Goliath system! God has not forgotten His promises and His word!
Paul was also severely tested and refined as a vessel chosen to minister the Life of Christ in a new season of the breaking forth of a profound shift into to a new world order ordained by God. Paul taught and modeled the importance of submission, accountability and honoring of leaders in positions of authority. When Ananais commanded that Paul be struck, Paul called him a whitewashed wall. When Paul found out that Ananais was the High Priest he quickly repented and said, “I did not know, brethren, that he was the high priest; for it is written, ‘YOU SHALL NOT SPEAK EVIL OF A RULER OF YOUR PEOPLE'” (Acts 23:5).
Proverbs 18:21 says that death and life are in the power of the tongue! The mature sons of God prepared for this hour to serve the purposes of the Living God, must be ones whose hearts have been purified to become containers of His Love, who have worked diligently with the Holy Spirit to master self-control and tame their tongues. “…IF ANYONE DOES NOT STUMBLE IN WORD, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle the whole body” (Jam. 3:2).
God reminded me of a few incidents in the past where He had taught me these principles: Years ago, I was leading an intercessory group at a church I was attending, in my personal prayer time God clearly told me that He wanted us to pray for a nearby church and Christian school that belonged to it. When I told the Pastor, he insisted we were not to pray for this church! I found this strange and I was a bit angry as I was certain of what God had said. But I knew I was being tested and would not go against the Pastor’s wishes. However, I pressed him for a reason and eventually he answered that there was too much criticism of the school where many of the intercessor’s children attended. I came to an agreement with the pastor that we would spend much time in repentance before we prayed, which we did. Each intercessor repented for words spoken, and judgments and attitudes towards the teachers in the school, the pastor and the leaders of the church. After a time of repentance, when we began to pray, the Holy Spirit moved powerfully and many began to receive pictures and visions and great joy was released! One intercessor saw a vision of fire running through the halls of the school and I saw Jesus hovering above the Church and the school waving a banner, shouting Jubilee! It was a powerful prayer meeting! One week later we got reports that revival had broken out in the school, that the children were being slain in the spirit, falling under the power of God and speaking in tongues! Revival later broke out in the church also, and without anyone knowing about our prayer meeting they gave an offering of $10, 000 to the building of our new facility
When Brethren Dwell in Unity Power is released!
The second condition God highlighted to me was the principle of unity! God brought another incident to mind related to the same intercessory group I was leading. We were a group of about twelve to fifteen people and we were having very powerful prayer meetings. However, there was criticism and discord rising up within the group that was causing problems. The Lord led me to write a letter to them in which I outlined the need and principle of unity, and asked that any who could not, or would not be willing to make a firm decision to get along and be at peace, to seriously consider leaving the group—just under half left and started another prayer meeting at a different time. At first, I thought that this would be a bad idea as there would be rivalry, but it turned out to be God’s way of solving the problem because peace came into each group and both meetings were filled with God’s Presence and were experiencing great fruit. I learned much through this experience. God pointed out to me that the nature of one group was quieter having a seer type gifting, while the other group was louder, more war like moving in the prophetic and in travail. Together they were clashing but separated there was unity in each group, causing each to become very efficient. Both groups then began to get along much better after the separation. God has creative ways to solve every problem when we are following Him.
At the time God reminded me that He ordained that there be twelve tribes of Israel. These tribes were very different from each other, having different giftings and temperaments. God gave them each their own territory with boundaries in which to occupy and serve Him. However, God’s desire and will was that all the tribes would choose to honor each other, the other’s God given gift, and choose to work together in a HOLY UNION in obedience to Him and for the cause of the Kingdom! The anointing oil flows down from the Head of our High Priest that is Jesus Christ, covering the UNITED BODY of ALL His tribes, and in that fragrance of honor and unity, GOD COMMANDS THE BLESSING, releasing the promises, His Life and His great power and authority!
As God gets ready to move to fulfill His promises, push back the darkness and release a great move of the Holy Spirit, He is now highlighting the need of His praying army to truly humble themselves before Him, turn from their wicked ways and yes—this also means loose talk that defiles, providing the enemy with ammunition—then, HE WILL HEAL OUR LANDS! God is about to move to do a great work with those whose hearts are pure, through whom He can produce great results. The people of God must move now from worldly thinking, worldly vocabulary and conversation, to holiness in word and deed! When the conditions are right, when there is submission, accountability, humility and purity in intercession—power is released from the Throne! Repentance precedes revival!
I believe God is saying that the waiting is over! Heaven is mobilizing! I am hearing the Trumpet sounding the cry, BREAK CAMP! The army of God is now rising up and beginning to move out into their destiny and divine call to fulfil Holy and righteous mandates released by God for this season. I hear the sound of marching in the tree tops, sounds of a people mobilizing in Power, with the joy of the Lord as their strength, with the war cry of a great Lion’s roar in their mouths—a people prepared to meet their destiny!
“GOD IS NOT A MAN, THAT HE SHOULD LIE, NOR A SON OF MAN, THAT HE SHOULD REPENT. HAS HE SAID, AND WILL HE NOT DO? OR HAS HE SPOKEN, AND WILL HE NOT MAKE IT GOOD? BEHOLD, I HAVE RECEIVED A COMMAND TO BLESS; HE HAS BLESSED, AND I CANNOT REVERSE IT. “HE HAS NOT OBSERVED INIQUITY IN JACOB, NOR HAS HE SEEN WICKEDNESS IN ISRAEL. THE LORD HIS GOD IS WITH HIM, AND THE SHOUT OF A KING IS AMONG THEM. GOD BRINGS THEM OUT OF EGYPT; HE HAS STRENGTH LIKE A WILD OX. “FOR THERE IS NO SORCERY AGAINST JACOB, NOR ANY DIVINATION AGAINST ISRAEL. IT NOW MUST BE SAID OF JACOB AND OF ISRAEL, ‘OH, WHAT GOD HAS DONE!’ LOOK, A PEOPLE RISES LIKE A LIONESS, AND LIFTS ITSELF UP LIKE A LION; IT SHALL NOT LIE DOWN UNTIL IT DEVOURS THE PREY…” NUMBERS 23:19-24