As I was interceding this last week, the Holy Spirit reminded me of a word He gave me five years ago. Much is relevant to the current warfare in Israel, the nations, and in our personal lives. I have modified it under His direction:
Over the last few months, it seems there has been a substantial increase of warfare against the body of Christ. Many are facing sickness, sudden losses, and other devastating events. Others seem to be in a place of despondency from attacks of a different nature.
I distinctly heard, “No more siderails or derails, you will not be curtailed; for I have prevailed!” I also heard, “The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty…!” (Zeph. 3:17) Then at a prophetic event I had two visions during worship that confirmed what I sensed in my spirit.
The Lord is doing a short work in the earth right now, and He is preparing His bride to rule by His side. He wants us to see Him as the King that has already overcome, to shift into Heaven’s viewpoint. In this place the enemy can no longer can siderail or derail us, and his curtailment of God’s plans cease. With ongoing attacks, we can easily fall into despair if we do not see Him as the Mighty God in our midst. He wants to stir our faith by our recognition and belief in His ruling authority – He rules over all, and He prevails over His enemies!
“The LORD shall go forth as a mighty man, he shall stir up jealousy like a man of war: he shall cry, yea, roar; he shall prevail against his enemies.” (Is. 42:13 KJV)
“And they shall fight against thee; but they shall not prevail against thee; for I [am] with thee, saith the LORD, to deliver thee.” (Jer. 1:19 KJV)
During the prophetic event I noted, we were worshipping in unity, when I saw the first vision. I saw a large river; the waters were moving, and there were angels dancing and rejoicing as a gentle rain fell. I heard once again, “The LORD thy God in the midst of thee [is] mighty…” As I watched, the rain began turning to gold that formed into large drops. It seemed the angels were releasing the gold upon the waters. As I pondered this and sought the Lord, I sensed the following.
Waters moving often represent our emotions in turmoil, whether discordant or oppressed. Rain represents the Holy Spirit, and gold represents glory. We all have struggles – whether family, job, finances, health, etc. When we surrender all that we are going through to Him in the truth of His sovereignty and goodness, the Holy Spirit releases to us a measure of glory to fill that place in us. In our sacrifice of worship, His glory establishes order in the turmoil of our soul.
Later, the worship shifted and there was a strong cadence sound. As I began to see another vision, I was filled with an overwhelming fear of the Lord, a sense of reverential awe at the reality of being in the presence of the Most High God. I saw a vast landscape of destruction and darkness, void of life. I saw tears falling from heaven, the Father’s heart breaking. My vision expanded and I saw the Lion of the Tribe of Judah seated on a high rocky ledge overlooking the devastation. I trembled inwardly at the magnitude of His majesty. He arose, shook His mane with purpose, and roared, a sound that vibrated to the depths of my being. As He roared, blood began to pour out from the rock and spread across the landscape, filling every part. Then light began to break through at the horizon, and sprouts of new life began bursting from the ground. Behind the Lion I saw a vast array of men, women and children moving forward in confidence, and a host of angels surrounding them. I heard,
“My blood is sufficient, I have prevailed. See Me upon the throne and walk in faith in Me alone. There is no weapon that can stand against all that belongs to the Son of Man. My blood is sufficient, I paid the price for all sin, now it is time to enter in. Bring My light to the darkness; do not dread. Walk in boldness and speak life to the dead.”
As I was writing this out, Holy Spirit reminded me of Rev. 5:5, that the Lion of the Tribe of Judah has prevailed! I was once again reminded of Zeph. 3:17, “The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty…!” As I worshipped Him, Holy Spirit brought to mind 2 Chron. 20:20-25. Worshipping warriors love this story. King Jehoshaphat sent forth the worshippers out first to the battle and God went before them, causing their enemies to destroy each other. The people of Judah did not need to fight at all, and they were three days recovering the spoils. Holy Spirit told me to go back to the beginning of 2 Chron. 20.
The cities of Ammon, Moab and Mount Seir were coming against Judah. Jehoshaphat called a fast and prayed. Fasting is an act of consecration unto the Lord and His purposes. This is key to victory – setting our heart to live for the Lord and His will. What did Jehoshaphat pray? This is important. There is no victory in worshipping just for the sake of worshipping, or using it as a magic wand. Jesus said true worshippers worship in spirit and truth. King Jehoshaphat noted God’s rulership, power and might as He prayed, reminded God of His covenant, and implored Him to enact justice against His enemies. Then the Spirit of the Lord came upon Jahaziel and he released the prophetic word with strategy and direction.
I believe Holy Spirit is emphasizing the need to bring our mind into truth – God is mighty, He is the ruler of all, we are in covenant with Him through the blood of Jesus Christ, and He desires to see justice in the earth. Pray in the spirit, but also with understanding that our God is mighty and desires to see His Kingdom established in the earth. He is just, and He desires justice in the earth. His blood demands and provides justice and victory! We declare His justice to override all the plans of the enemy, and decree that His justice go forth as the dawn. “By me kings reign, and princes decree justice.” (Prov. 8:15 KJV) In the original language, “princes” in this verse means to be weighty; commanding; firm of justice! We are kings and priests (Rev. 1:6, 5:10); decree justice over beloved Israel and the Body of Christ!
I hear the Lord say, “My blood overcomes all the enemy’s plans; now declare My righteous stand. Decree my justice, the price has been paid, the enemy’s destruction has been waylaid. I have roared, I am roaring and I will continue to roar! The sound of My roaring is an eternal sound, piercing the heavens and shaking the land. Let the roar of My omnipotence break off doubt and fear. Let My voice alone be what you hear.
Let the reality of the power of the blood of My Son bring a shift; you will see the Kingdom is in your midst. The Spirit of holiness is working within, to show forth My righteousness to the sons of men. Roar over your circumstances, your flesh, and your soul, every place the enemy tries to control. Do not be discouraged and turn to fleshly and soulish endeavors. Submit to My will and be made My pure treasures!
My authority is complete and the enemy’s plans are in full defeat. Come into line with the Truth that I have won and move into the authority of My Son. Stand in faith, the time is now; unto Me alone you must bow. Do not be deceived by the enemy’s lies; let Truth of victory be realized. Do not be afraid of the enemy’s illusion; I am bringing His camps to utter confusion. As Kings and Priests go forth and decree and you will see the enemy flee; you have been given authority.”
Hear My roar, align and release. Press through the flesh veil, open your eyes, break all ties to the enemy’s lies; declare that his kingdom is in demise. Declare sight to those bound in the enemy’s illusion and his camp is brought to utter confusion. Decree it is finished, be not curtailed. Decree My justice; I have prevailed!”
“The lion hath roared, who will not fear? the Lord GOD hath spoken, who can but prophesy?” (Amos 3:8 KJV)