Communion (The Bread & Wine of the New Covenant)
Transcription of conversation with Refaat & Nardin Benyamen (Egypt)
05 February 2020
“I am really touched a lot with what is happening in China. What I mean is the richness of what is happening through the prayers and communion shared among our Chinese family, in their homes, is God.
Two Floors and the Veil
You know heaven and earth are like two floors. The top floor being heaven and the lower floor, earth. This was the garden in the beginning. There was a ladder or a stair between them. When sin came, it “severed” the access to the stairs. We couldn’t see heaven. But praise God, now, through the cross of Jesus we now can.
“…a new living way consecrated by the veil which is His body.”
When He speaks here about, “a way,” He speaks of the way between earth and heaven being now open. The veil He is speaking about is the torn veil. So, the veil is cut from top to bottom, making the way for us to enter into the Holy of Holies.
The other part of this verse says, “this veil is His body.” So, if it is the torn veil, then it is the broken body. So, when we take the bread and we cut it from top to bottom, actually we are showing the way-the way God has made for us. When we participate in communion, we are actually making a way between heaven and earth at the point where we are. So, angels ascend and descend. Jesus made the way, by paying the penalty.
Communion, The law of Life vs. Law of Death
When we partake of Communion great things happen. For example, judgment will take place because Jesus died and paid the penalty. Let me explain. The accuser wants to stop us from receiving or eating from ‘Life’, the Tree of Life which is Jesus. When we plead the blood of Jesus, when we break the bread, we open the way to the Tree of Life principalities SEE again the cross. They see their defeat on the cross. They see the penalty paid, which has set God’s people free.
The example through the first Communion in Egypt
In one day, a whole nation participated in communion. A whole nation. Maybe they were 2 million strong or more? There was no priest known at the time. God said to them,
“Bring a lamb, have his blood. Put the blood on the outside door.
I will come and judge all the gods of Egypt.”
Think about it. There was death coming to kill all the firstborn, men and animals. This throughout ALL of Egypt; hence, it is true that the first communion/Passover for a nation occurred in Egypt.
When all the houses put the blood on the doors, something happened.
“For I will go through the land of Egypt on that night and will strike down all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast, and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment. I am the LORD.”
The second part which I am amazed about is, “all the gods of Egypt.” Can you imagine? What power is this? It’s the power of the blood. Whatever gods that were in Egypt, God dealt with them.
The Power of the Blood in the Passover (New Testament communion):
Let’s think about the people of Israel as we talk about these false gods. Were the people of Israel living up to the standards of God? No. Were they normal people like all of us? Yes. Did they have a lot of sins at the time? Yes. Were they worshipping the gods of Egypt like the Egyptians? Yes
But when they [the children of Israel] put the blood on the door, even though they were not up to the standards of God, God came and made judgments over all of the gods of Egypt. The result was, a nation came out from death to life. They all, in the morning, exited from death to life.
Let me share another verse.
“For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death till He comes.”
I Corinthians 11:26 NKJV
The word proclaiming in the Greek language is kataggellō, which means: to announce, declare, promulgate, make known, to proclaim publicly, publish. In some Arabic translations, it came with the meaning broadcast (like radio wave broadcast). Each time we take communion this happens.
The communion 🍷🥖 act will reveal life against death. Let me share about one of the meanings, Promulgate, Promulgate means: To Make A Law Public in Action or force.
We can read verse 26, “as often as (whenever) we eat the bread and drink the cup, we promulgate (put the results of the victory of the cross in action).
Let us think-visualize like this: having in our hands the bread, it is actually Jesus’ body. Jesus said, “this is My broken body”. When we do this, something in the atmosphere happens. When we participate in communion, principalities see the cross. They see their defeat on the cross. It puts the power of the life of God into action. We put in action the life against the power of death in the place we are doing the communion.
We know that blood is the life of an animal or the life of a man; in other words, life is in the blood (Leviticus17:14). So, the blood of Jesus is the life of God.
1- The sacrifice of Jesus 🥖🍷 on the cross
To the extent, you will remember that while Jesus hung on the cross and proclaimed, “It is finished!” It was at this point that Jesus died – His blood pouring down on earth. It was at this point that an earthquake happened. Due to the earthquake-the opening of the earth, His blood poured into the earth, and at the same moment, many people were raised from death. This is because life confronted death.
2- The sacrifice on the altar 🥖🍷 on the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite (2 Samuel 24:16-25)
An Example of this is David and the Plague. David and the people of the land experienced a plague. It was very, very hard. People were dying from the disease. Then the prophet (Gad) went to him and said, “Go and make an altar for the sacrifice.” So, they went to the farm of Araunah to purchase his property, for the purpose of building an altar and making the sacrifice. They recognized that the angel stopped from continuing to kill. This consequence of sin was canceled due to the sacrifice, and the angel recognizing this sacrifice.
The threshing floor purchased and used for this sacrifice is the same location where many years later Jesus became our sacrifice and the same place where the temple of Solomon was built. So, having the sacrifice stopped the plague of death.
3- Moses and the Snakes/The serpent on the pole 🥖🍷 will bring life. Numbers 21:9
Remember the snake issue? The same happened with people who were really dead in sin. These, the people of God. Because of their choices, snakes came to bite them causing death. So, Moses made a bronze snake and raised it up and whoever looked upon it, he lived. This was a nation that had a disease, a disease of death.
The value and seal of an altar & sacrifice stay in the place revealing of the Two Floors:
Abraham many years earlier had built an altar, and on that altar, he brought a sacrifice. Around 60 years later or more Jacob, his grandson, passed by the same place. Jacob, at this time, was really afraid of being killed – afraid of death. When he came to that place of the altar, he fell asleep while resting his head on a rock. You know what, while sleeping Jacob saw the two floors. He saw that heaven and earth were still connected. Both of them were still connected with the ladder. Sixty years before the altar and sacrifice were raised, creating open heaven in this place, and sixty years later this reality had not changed. This is why Jacob could proclaim, “This is the house of the Lord.” He had learned from his father that in the first garden the houses were connected by a ladder. So, he saw it, and he said, Oh, this is the house of the Lord.
I believe with all my heart, and we have now hundreds of stories to testimonies here in Egypt; that where people here in Egypt (in their houses and in places of authority) proclaim two things while partaking of communion (1-forgive 2-bring down your good plan) …. Then Changes have begun to take place.
We really are priests. You know there is a Kingdom of priests. This Kingdom operates through the priesthood. So, we stand with our High Priest. Having in our hands the sacrifice 🥖🍷. The accuser comes and says, “You are sinners.” What do we do to receive cleansing? There is nothing to do but to repent. So, there are two actions or prayers we bring to God as we take Communion.
FIRST: We ask forgiveness. We Repent
This is what they have started to do in China now. So, it needs a number of people in the nation, it’s not all the people, it’s the priests that can stand for the nation. So, we cry, “Forgive our sins.” Not only our own sins but, “Forgive the sins of the governments, forgive the sins of our people who are doing wrong.” “Forgive these people because You love all people.” “Your blood paid all the penalties. So, Lord will You have mercy over us and forgive us for our sins as nation or city or family….” This will take away what the accuser had in his hands.
SECOND: We ask to have our Father good planes
We ask our Father: bring the plans You have created for us. Release them from the top floor (heaven) to the first floor (earth), for Christ Jesus has paid the penalty, so
‘Get justice for me from my adversary.’ Luke 18:3 NKJV
We would ask, there are great plans on Your heart for our cities, there are great plans in Your heart for our families, there are great plans for our street, our offices. So, we need Your great plan to come on earth as it is in heaven.
“The Sprinkling of Nations”
In Isaiah 52:11 – 15 (Amplified), Through a prophecy given to Isaiah, it speaks about Jesus and His accomplished work of being the sacrifice. He died and was not known as a beautiful man according to earthly standards. This, one of the causes of the astonishment of the spiritual rulers of the day. They questioned saying, “What is going on? We thought we had succeeded in killing him”.
“Behold, My servant will prosper,
He will be high and lifted up and greatly exalted.
Just as many were astonished at you, My people,
So, His appearance was marred more than any man
And His form more than the sons of men.
Thus, He will sprinkle many nations,
Kings will shut their mouths on account of Him;
For what had not been told them they will see,
And what they had not heard they will understand.”
The scripture says, regarding the principalities in the air that are over nations (the evil spirits), “they shut up their mouths.” Their accusations stopped. They couldn’t speak because they saw something they never imagined would happen, which was the blood that sprinkles nations. Life of God sprinkled against death. Can blood sprinkle nations? Yes, in this chapter in Isaiah 52, the last verse says, “blood sprinkles nations”.
Along with this, in Hebrews 12:24 (it’s amazing) it says that the thing that speaks is the blood, the sprinkling blood that speaks. Yes, it speaks to silent, shut up the mouths of principalities of darkness over the Nations.
“But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to myriads of angels, to the general assembly and church of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, and to God, the Judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous made perfect, and to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood, which speaks better than the blood of Abel.”
Hebrews 12: 22-24
God the Father, our Judge, is present in this scripture (court setting); along with Jesus Christ (mediator, advocate), the church (both in heaven and on earth), and the angels. It is amazing that in this court, the “thing” which God reveals is speaking in this setting is the Blood. “the sprinkling blood that speaks.
I’m really happy we are here with our community together. My wife and I do communion every day together like many others. We experience a lot of situations where life is brought to death. We have witnessed so much that we could never have imagined. Thank You, Lord, for the blood of Jesus.
In and Outside of Time We are Not Alone
When we participate in communion we are not alone. The Bible says we are all one body because we all share in the one bread. The one bread is Jesus. So, when we come to communion, we are not alone. Even if I am with my wife alone in a room, we are with all the church around all the world, and together with all the generations. How? Because there is only One Body-bread, Jesus.
If we go out of time and look, it is one bread that the church; coming from all the generations and from everywhere, are eating from the same bread. So, when we partake in communion now, we are not alone. It is one church partaking of communion. The bread and the wine.
“For we, though many, are one bread and one body; for we all partake of that one bread.”
I Corinthians 10:17 NKJV”
As China confronts the Coronavirus
In dialogue, our focus now turned to China. It was a beautiful time of fellowship with a few of our friends there. Hearing from the heart of the people; after which, they told us that Psalms 30 has become very important to them as a guide into prayer over their nation at this time of confronting the coronavirus.
Lord, You Have Healed Me
“Lord, I will exalt you and lift you high,
for you have lifted me up on high!
Over all my boasting, gloating enemies,
you made me to triumph.
2 O Lord, my healing God,
I cried out for a miracle and you healed me!
3 You brought me back from the brink of death,
from the depths below.
Now here I am, alive and well, fully restored!
4 O sing and make melody, you steadfast lovers of God.
Give thanks to him every time you reflect on his holiness!
5 I’ve learned that his anger lasts for a moment,
but his loving favor lasts a lifetime![a]
We may weep through the night,
but at daybreak it will turn into shouts of ecstatic joy.
6–7 I remember boasting, “I’ve got it made!
Nothing can stop me now!
I’m God’s favored one; he’s made me steady as a mountain!”
But then suddenly, you hid your face from me.
I was panic-stricken and became depressed.
8 Still I cried out to you, Lord God. I shouted out for mercy, saying,
9 “What would you gain in my death,
if I were to go down to the depths of darkness?
Will a grave sing your song?
How could death’s dust declare your faithfulness?”
10 So hear me now, Lord; show me your famous mercy.
O God, be my Savior and rescue me!
11 Then he broke through and transformed all my wailing
into a whirling dance of ecstatic praise!
He has torn the veil and lifted from me
the sad heaviness of mourning.
He wrapped me in the glory garments of gladness.
12 How could I be silent when it’s time to praise you?
Now my heart sings out loud, bursting with joy—
a bliss inside that keeps me singing,
“I can never thank you enough!”
Words of Life for China
1. We are praying in Egypt. We are in covenant with China.
We pray and declare now: From this difficult time in China now, Life will Come!! Life will overcome death! Life on the Cross overcame death. We proclaim that in Wuhan, in all of China, and even on the whole earth, Jesus’ body was broken for us. It is His body that took our sickness and disease, which is the fruit of our sins.
2. We join with our family in China. It is You Jesus standing as High Priest.
We enter into the throne of mercy and grace. We enter boldly declaring this is the torn veil. We enter the Tree of Life through the new and living way. This bread, the broken body. Through it we enter the Holy of Holies, seeking for the River of Life to come forth into this situation. This, the Bread, is the body of Christ broken for me, my family. For Wuhan, the city where this virus is spreading from. Christ’s body was been broken for them. Believing that the blood of Jesus will sprinkle the nations.
3. Father, I want to thank You for the Blood of the Lamb. Thank You for Your blood of the Lamb, this the blood of Your Son. This is the blood that is full of Your life. Thank You that Your blood speaks of life and forgiveness. Thank You that we have life. We lift the wine/blood upon the doors of Wuhan and China.
We proclaim life and forgiveness on their behalf. We trust in the power of your life today as we come together. We call for life and asking for a plum line between life and death. You told us, Lord, that whoever eats of Your flesh and drinks of Your blood that we abide in You and You abide in us. We ask for the Life of God. Thank You that You are Alive. You are Alive. You are Alive. You are Alive. And Because You are alive we are alive. We bless you, God.
We Thank You for Your holiness. We come today as You have stretched Your arm on the cross and we come to Your bosom and believe we have resurrection life in You. We proclaim this cup is the new covenant by the blood of Jesus. We have the boldness to come before the holy of holiness because of the blood of Jesus Christ.
This is the blood that was poured for my life and for the life of china, and for all the families. This blood is sprinkled, Lord, on me, on my family, on China, on Egypt, on the United States of America, on all families of the world.
And every created thing which is in heaven and on the earth
and under the earth and on the sea,
and all things in them, I heard saying,
“To Him who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb,
be blessing and honor and glory and dominion
forever and ever.”
4. We speak Life! Life! Life! Life! Life! Life! Life! from the Blood of Jesus over China.
5. Your blood speaks a better word. We declare over Wuhan and over China that Your cross has been raised over Wuhan and over China. Your Cross has been established with Wuhan and within China.
6. Even as the snake was raised in the desert and brought healing to those who looked upon Him. Your Son of righteousness was raised on our behalf. We receive that for Wuhan and for China. The one who died and rose. The Mighty champion who is Al Gabor. The one who rides on the white horse. You are our Dread Champion.
As you gather daily, breaking bread, judgments are passing against the strongholds/gods every day.
7. I saw one week ago, Wuhan will become a large house of Prayer, and worship will go out of this city to the entire world.
8. Ruth, You are a woman granted with authority, endowing you with faith. The Lord has given you the authority to speak a word over your city, and He will do as you command. A trumpet is being released for you to declare, and the words coming from the trumpet are full of an active life – living words.
9. You will be like a wise man in the city, saving the entire city. As a priest, God will use you.
10. I remembered the sons of Korah when they were cursed and the earth swallowed them. Their offspring, years later, were in the temple praising God. Out of judgment and out of a blessing will arise.
All authority to the Lamb of God
All wealth to the Lamb of God
All Power to the Lamb of God
All Honor to the Lamb of God
All Blessing to the Lamb of God
Take Your place Lord in Your city of Wuhan and China.
Move-in the city. Let the angels activate in the city now.
In the name of Jesus above all other names.
Word: You will be called a “City of Light!”
The teachings of Communion were given through Refaat.
Watercolor created by Sherri Chan. https://www.facebook.com/playing.in.his.presence/
The prayers and declarations over China were given by a group of friends, praying and participating in communion in the USA, Egypt, and Hong Kong.
“In the afterglow of the Superbowl win.”
Yesterday morning I came across a scripture posted by a friend. She recognized the importance of the Palindrome number sequence (02-02-2020) but went deeper hearing from the Lord, giving the depth of the message. In fact, there are four messages recognized – sums coming together creating a portion of the whole.
Now that the “field-game” of numbers is before us, let’s ask the Creator of all numbers what moves He drew into His game-book. Not through formulated definitions of numbers; instead, turning to seek Him face to face. Let’s not miss out on the One who is the center of the story. Remember numbers, as fun & permitted as they are, do not substitute the face to face relationship with Jesus. Remember, symbols and their definitions should be different for each of us, for we are all uniquely made.
The Parts of the whole:
1. The message experientially given to my family at the beginning of the Hebrew Year (April 2019) to carry into this new era of time is, “Choose Life or Death” – Jesus is Life and the Glory expressed within God’s resurrection power.
2. Martha Ray Dean posted the drawing of the two hands below. Knowing it carried meaning I kept asking Papa. (We do not know the creator of this piece yet.)
3. L. Brook’s posting carried the scripture, sculpting the invitation given to us.
4. Jonathan and Jolene Hamil were given the action phrase, “Quick Turnaround.” This involves God’s hand of Grace and the sound of His gavel coming down with God’s edict being announced.” (to learn more about these visit https://jonandjolene.us/prophesy-victory-2020-turnaround-call-tonight/ )
L. Harlow, their friend, encountered the angel of “rapid turnaround” on 12-11-2020 in preparation for 12-12-2020.
Now for my ponderings of The INVITATION:
“See, I have set before you today life and prosperity, and death and adversity; … I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. So choose life in order that you may live, you and your descendants, …” Deuteronomy 30: 15, 19
I’d like to amplify this a little bit. Scripture speaks better than I, so I’ll just leave this here.
“See, I have set before you today life and prosperity, and death and adversity; in that, I command you today to love the Lord your God, to walk in His ways and to keep His commandments and His statutes and His judgments, that you may live and multiply, and that the Lord your God may bless you in the land where you are entering to possess it. “But if your heart turns away and you will not obey, but are drawn away and worship other gods and serve them, I declare to you today that you shall surely perish. You will not prolong your days in the land where you are crossing the Jordan to enter and possess it. “I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. So choose life in order that you may live, you and your descendants, by loving the Lord your God, by obeying His voice, and by holding fast to Him; for this is your life and the length of your days, that you may live in the land which the Lord swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give them.”
God has placed a feather pen in each of our hands? He, The Chief Cornerstone is available to impact influencing the building of our earthly and heavenly home (one impacts the other). He has given us the invitation to scribe with the pen of a ready writer, the outcome through actions enabled through the oil of the Secret Place. God’s plan – the vision which has been written will now, through our actions, come to pass. His help will be supernatural for all of us, for He is Supernatural-ness! Habakuk 2:2 and Psalms 45:1.
The Key for the Turnaround:
God is ready to heal us, endowing us with the trust and faith necessary to finish the race unto life – the accomplishing of the work found within our written scrolls. The Chief Cornerstone has readied us. He is simply petitioning us to ask Him to reign down upon us the Spirit of Repentance. This gift of repentance seals the work of the Cross of Christ, turning our attention back to our first love. Quick and Deep repentance makes room for the cleansing of our fields from all previous mishaps; works of disobedience – dead works, thus launching us into the quick turnaround into the fields of possessing the fields of promise.
Our encounter with Death
I myself have come face to face with the spirit of death on April 20th, 2019. This spirit was looking for a “trespass zone” to enter & engage our family line, with seemingly enticing future scenarios. We were fighting for Emil’s life. With no breath left in me, I cried out to the Lord for help declaring, “The Spirit of Life is invited to dwell in our home, and death you have no place. You are defeated by Christ, He who is the Spirit of Life. In Jesus’ name be gone.” My family is witness to two of our members experiencing resurrection power. God is real, alive, and is your and our defense. His defense mechanism is that He is Life, and nothing of darkness & death can remain in the Light of Resurrection life.
Folks, we all have been taught through scripture that life and death are found in the power of the tongue. Any comment made – any decision pondered, if the outcome does not testify of Christ’s finished character and work of life, then maybe it is time to reconsider the decision. Today, let the divide take place – choose life.
Let the feather pen of the Chief Cornerstone – The Ancient of Days assist us in writing & walking out His best for us in 2020 and Beyond. Within the 2 options let’s choose life.
“See, I have set before you today life and prosperity, and death and adversity; … I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. So choose life in order that you may live, you and your descendants, …” Deuteronomy 30: 15, 19
“Call to Me and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things, which you do not know.’” Jeremiah 33:3
‘For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. ‘You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart. ‘I will be found by you,’ declares the Lord, ‘and I will restore your fortunes and will gather you.” Je 29:11–14
“In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men.” John 1:4
The initial Word from the Holy Spirit given on January 6th, 2020
Given to P. Zananiri
Released on January 7th, 2020 via Communion Page (the bread and wine of the new covenant)
The Lord began to speak to me.
“No nation is meant to continue to carry the brunt of WW2 and it’s pride-filled racisms. What would it take for the true God-given identity of Persia to return to her? No longer titled the 1935 name change (Iran), but take a name intended to release blessing. The curse of the name of Iran will be broken and Persia’s true name will return. Elam, you are remembered.
Even as Germany has repented, been forgiven, been re-mantled, and is experiencing transformation among the remnant under God; so too, Persia’s jewel of a people will be set free to LIVE in freedom.
Persia’s transformational identity emerged through the work of Queen Esther and her King-husband. Through the work of Cyrus and Darius. The work of Daniel, Ezra, Nehemiah, and the prophets. Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah. The blessing of Persia was that the kings assisted Israel in returning to their land to rebuild and prosper. They were released with all that was needed to rebuild the city and temple of the Lord, with no hindrances from the government of Persia.
There is an invitation for the body of Christ and Israel to turn her face towards Persia and speak blessings of life, acknowledging God’s opinion of her. Even as she gave life to Israel, it is time to return the blessing to the people of the land.
The transformational and resurrected identity of Persia will take place. This will take place through the millions who have currently come to know the Lord in Persia. The present-day identity amidst the current move of God will release the Glory of God-honoring Father God, His Son-King, and Holy Spirit. I see a great light come out from the midst of Persia. This light is the light of God within His family in the nation. They will shine so brightly that Persia will be known through them. Her identity will shine forth.
I was shown so much joy in this land, once known as Elam and Persia. There was freedom in government, society, and mountains of influence. The nation was covered in a brilliant and healing Light of God. Beautiful colors, Beautiful peoples, Beautiful activities, Beautiful land of healing.
We speak the identity of Persia to come alive again. You Persia whose name means splendid and pure.”
“Sing to God,
O kingdoms of the earth,
Sing praises to the Lord,
To Him who rides upon the highest heavens,
which are from ancient times;
Behold, He speaks forth with His voice,
a mighty voice.”
Usually, these writings are expressions and declarations that are meant for the airwaves over nations (or the circumstance). Feel free to take a look and see if there is anything within these pages, written over the last couple of days, which can be confirmations to you or added revelation for your considerations.
We all know priests go before the people. So, anything personal is meant to be healing and encouraging.
We are in days of entering the groanings and victories of God through the rest of His Dread Champion, depicted for us in Hebrews 4.
Courage is found in Him – Declarations are made with Him as we watch with Him upon the balconies of heaven. And, oh, what a secure location His balcony is.
One drop of the blood of Jesus upon the cross, dear friends, was enough.
Enjoy, and I pray you are blessed.
An encounter taking place now
For two years now, there seems to be a marked encounter poised for present-day generations. This encounter will be known as “The spirit of nations bowing to the Spirit and Voice of Father.” We, too, will mark it as the awakening within us of “The Spirit and Voice of God as Father.” He desires to reveal Himself for anyone to witness and experience, taking heed to Him as Father and final say over nations.
It is Father who sent forth His Son into the world. John 3:16
As Father and Judge of nations, His unfailing omnipresence places us within Him. Sounding through the airwaves is His invitation beckoning us to yield to the will of His heart. Because of His persistence, the eyes of our hearts are opening and experiencing His opinion as Father.
We are recognizing and putting into words the fact that His heart’s motive is due to the holiness of His name. The jealous love He contains for His people, has chosen us to be the exemplifiers of this, His identity. His joy is to witness such a transformation, the outcome given those who wish to honor His name. It is time to arise and shine.
One breath of God shakes the earth, can we imagine the effects of His voice? His written will testifies of nations becoming whole, and once acted upon, we will see the kingdoms of this world to become the Kingdom of our Lord and Christ.
In great anticipation, scribes are waiting ready to transcribe the result of a nation’s response to such love, holiness, judgment, and awe. Many are hearing the sounds of the foundations of nations longing for the “Yes” of humanity. The spirit of a nation knows of the fortitude available once a people say, “yes.” Yes, the earth groans for the revealing of the sons of God.
With such awaiting, one can also hear the sounds of the rivaling insecurities, anger found in the opposition, pains within the misunderstandings of wounded hearts yet not made whole, the foolishness of platforms of the unwise… the list goes on. All of this, the manifestations of the demonic shaking due to the vibrations of God’s voice and humanity’s voluntary agreement. Victorious hope is that God is whom He says He is. The Great I AM, yes, He who in six days of creativity displayed His finished masterpieces of galaxies, heavens, earth, and all that is within them. It is He who is speaking, and we are the yielded hearers.
“Why are the nations in an uproar
And the peoples devising a vain thing?
The kings of the earth take their stand
And the rulers take counsel together
Against the Lord and against His Anointed, saying,
“Let us tear their fetters apart
And cast away their cords from us!”
He who sits in the heavens laughs,
The Lord scoffs at them.
Connie Wilson, a woman of God, said to me recently, “The thing that keeps “quaking “and “shaking” me is the reality of the fear of God, which our society seems to have lost. He will not be mocked.”
Reverberating rightly, many would quickly reply to her, “Yes, we have encountered the gift of the fear and awe of our God also.” Many are watching and repenting, praying, and rejoicing as they hear His opinion taking over the airwaves of nations.
And with the silencing of chaotic void and vain intentions, houses are coming into order. For when Father shows up, alignment is demanded; expected, without one word spoken. He is Dad.
As we all watch and pray over the United States and for other appointed nations, Connie shared with me Proverbs 26: 21-26
“Like charcoal to hot embers and wood to fire,
So is a contentious man to kindle strife.
The words of a whisperer (gossip) are like dainty morsels [to be greedily eaten];
They go down into the innermost chambers of the body [to be remembered and mused upon].
Like a [common] clay vessel covered with the silver dross [making it appear silver when it has no real value]
Are burning lips [murmuring manipulative words] and a wicked heart.
He who hates disguises it with his lips,
But he stores up deceit in his heart.
When he speaks graciously and kindly [to conceal his malice], do not trust him,
For seven abominations are in his heart.
Though his hatred covers itself with guile and deceit,
His malevolence will be revealed openly before the assembly.”
She then brought my attention to the 7 abominations in God’s eyes.
- A proud look [the attitude that makes one overestimate oneself and discount others],
- A lying tongue,
- And hands that shed innocent blood,
- A heart that creates wicked plans,
- Feet that run swiftly to evil,
- A false witness who breathes out lies [even half-truths],
- And one who spreads discord (rumors)
Connie’s friend has been declaring this over those bowing into such abominations.
- The fear of the Living God will fall on them.
- Your sins are forgiven, and satan’s slime will be off of them.
- All chaos and confusion will go back into the camps of hell.
- All of the citizens of the USA will see.
My response to her was simple. “One drop of the blood of Jesus will destroy all of this.” Yes, As Father spoke to me more then 18 months ago, “One drop of My Son’s blood is more powerful and louder than all of the blood spilled unjustly.”
As the River of God’s Government visits a nation, the spirit of a nation will respond:
You and I already know, dear friends of God, that when He speaks, governments will be required to respond to His voice. The evil ways, amidst His Light, will be exposed and confounded. Darkness cannot remain where there is Light. The pride of leaders must bow. I heard the spirit of one nation respond declaring,
“Almighty God of Heaven and Earth,
come rule over us in the power of Your Government.
We bow before You, O God.
Come and rule over us.
We bow to You O Government of God.
Come rule over us.”
This language astounded me while He visited in September 2014. We know of leaders and parliaments operating in authority, but there is something deeper going on here. It is the spirit of a nation which God is in communication with. For it is God who births nations, assigning them to carry His Governmental systems. Merely saying this, it draws one to the awe of the magnitude of God and His ways.
Have you ever noticed how He deals with governments different then He does with the peoples of the land? Leadership has a God established prerequisite to abide by. Governments were intended for the safety and well-being of the nation’s peoples. Governments were appointed to heed to God and His governing. His structures applied.
We are amid the ending of this second decade within the new millennia.
At this juncture, it would be good to take a glimpse at a topic that continues to surface. Let’s ponder for a moment.
Is there an either/or in defending of nations and honoring God’s name
Many causes, organizations, and ministries with the intent to “stand up” for a people group, rightly seek to defend those who sense and/or experience rejection, hatred, and danger against themselves and their race. Their determination to implement the measuring line of justice carries with it a righteous motive.
His voice, the solution:
The question is this. As the new decade within this millennium is approached, could it be that one must consider a transformation within the “how” of accomplishing such a feat? Could it be that God is on a different path, possibly ours running parallel to His? Could it be that if we as a people stand up for the name of God as we yield to the sound of God, that we will find ourselves first broken, humbled, empowered, and melting in love with Him? As a direct result, could it be that we will also fall in love with all of creation? For it is in the moment of such an encounter that God’s emotions infuse ours – we then love.
Yes, as Father speaks, the spirit of the nation will yield to its Maker and will cry out for humanity to change. The earth will groan for the revealing of the son of God. They are longing for those who will exemplify the ways of His throne.
Exposure for the healing:
Connie said to me, “We are watching the ‘mantra’ that has been on me for the last two years: “Everything that is covered over is being uncovered, and everything hidden is being revealed.” God is shaking our nation, and the church better wake up to recognize what is happening.” I couldn’t agree more. First for myself, and second for the nation.
No longer a prophecy, we are in the days of:
January 1, 2017, Holy Spirit spoke, informing me that the Awe of God is returning to dwell within our nations. His identity – His name will become a priority. The ripple effect to our yielding would be the adhering and becoming due to the greatness of His “I Am.” Thereby sending a reverberation of joy and hope within our nation like never before. Yes, like never before. Yes, Face to face, Spirit to spirit, even as Deep calls unto deep.
Taken into a vision while writing:
Those who will yield will be (one moment, as I am writing now, He has me over Saudi Arabia) drawn up and out of the evil mire of the Babylonian spirit and system. I can see the deserts of Arabia, and I am being shown large hands coming and separating the nation ‘like dough’ would be lifted and divided. Saudi Arabia is the Lord’s. This is what I am hearing. “Even as Abraham took Ishmael, circumcising him with all of his manservants, so too now, God is circumcising Saudi Arabia. He is saying to me, as the oil crisis is expanding within Saudi Arabia, there is a higher cause. This is the Lord circumcising the nation, preparing him (Saudi) to bring him to Himself. Saudi Arabia belongs to the Lord.”
The dividing of nations:
The dividing from within countries is before us,
unto our God and unto His Lamb.
The Splendor and Majesty of who You are, Almighty God.
As the Awe of God visits, we will choose to drink of His water and wine and eat of His bread; and in so doing, we will remember the name of the Lord our God. Let’s recall that it is the Lord who said He will respond to our prayers – rescue a nation because of the sake of His name (Ezekiel 36). He said this to Israel, He has said this for all nations who yield.
Cause and Affect:
When we have dishonored His name and all that His name is, how can we expect unity to dwell among the ethnos? For every ethnos created bears a representation of His name. To honor His name is to love Him. To love Him is to fear Him. To fear Him is to love. To love is to walk in love. To love is to walk in His ways – those ways in which the sound of His names echo.
Healing is on His way.
Nations will come running to God’s Lights emanating from us. The Light – His Son will shine through us as we once again honor the name of His Father, our Father. He has required this of Israel, and so too of us His eternal family. Isaiah taught us this through what we call his 55th chapter.
Isaiah 55:5 says that at that time,
“Look! You will summon nations you’ve never heard of.
Nations who have never heard of you
will come running to follow you
because Yahweh, your God, the Holy One of Israel,
has glorified you!?
Isaiah 55:6 teaches us the ways of drawing near.
“Seek the Lord Yahweh when He makes Himself approachable;
call upon Him when you sense He is near.”
And in so doing, maybe, the invitation will reach those who operate in wickedness, and they accept to be delivered from such torment and turn to the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
“The wicked need to abandon their ways,
and sinful ones need to banish every evil thought.
Let them return to Yahweh,
and they will experience his compassionate mercy.
Yes, let them return to God,
for he will lavish forgiveness upon them.
“For my thoughts about mercy are not like your thoughts,
and my ways are different from yours.
As high as the heavens are above the earth,
so, my ways and my thoughts are higher than yours.”
For what is taking place now around the world, Isaiah 55 is a powerful portion of scripture to consider. This scripture illustrates the “how-to” of the drawing of nations to the Lord, and the nations bearing the name of God. He says through Joel,
The Lord utters His voice before His army;
Surely His camp is very great,
For strong is he who carries out His word.
The day of the Lord is indeed great and very awesome,
And who can endure it?
“Yet even now,” declares the Lord,
“Return to Me with all your heart,
He revealed to us His ways through David. This for nations and people.
“The Lord also thundered in the heavens,
And the Most High uttered His voice,
Hailstones and coals of fire.
He sent out His arrows, and scattered them,
And lightning flashes in abundance and routed them.
Then the channels of water appeared,
And the foundations of the world were laid bare
At Your rebuke, O Lord,
At the blast of the breath of Your nostrils.
He sent from on high, He took me;
He drew me out of many waters.
He delivered me from my strong enemy,
And from those who hated me, for they were too mighty for me.
They confronted me in the day of my calamity,
But the Lord was my stay.
He brought me forth also into a broad place;
He rescued me because He delighted in me.”
All of this to say this. The healing of nations is the returning to the hearing, honoring, and adhering to the sound voice of the name of the Holy name of God. Lord, here we are. We yield – Help our hearts to yield.
On behalf of Connie and Briskilla
“For God so love the World”
“The harvest has begun.”
“Therefore, beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest.”
Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke
Father God, Your servant was faithful to You, drawing multitudes to You. He experienced Your emotion of joy-filled love amidst the Golden Harvest Fields. In honoring those who have gone on before us and for the sake of Your Holy name, let us be found faithful as You guide us into the love of Your heart – Your Golden Fields!!!
“And all these, having gained approval through their faith,
did not receive what was promised,
because God had provided something better for us,
so that apart from us they would not be made perfect.”
The angels are singing
There is such “electricity in the air.” The faith of believers world-wide is alive as Evangelist Bonnke is mourned for his passing and celebrated for his love, integrity, and faithfulness to his family and to the name of God. Could it be that the atmosphere and humanity are responding to the reverberation of the song of angels singing; causing a global awakening of faith, as Brother Bonnke receives his reward? Yes, I believe so.
Fruit of the vine:
Wherever Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke and his teams watered the earth with the Word of God, living seeds are now awakening. Lord, may we bend our knee and listen, hearing the sound of heaven’s response as Your servant has come beyond the veil. Son of the Living God, You are worthy of Your inheritance.
“Truly, truly, I say to you,
unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies,
it remains alone;
but if it dies, it bears much fruit.
“He who loves his life loses it,
and he who hates his life in this world will keep it to life eternal.
“If anyone serves Me, he must follow Me;
and where I am, there My servant will be also;
if anyone serves Me,
the Father will honor him.”
An Evangelist’s place of empowerment and commissioning is at the Table of Remembrance
As millions ponder the passing of Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke into Glory, I cannot but think of Paul’s instructions to eat of the Lord’s Supper. It is the One who carried out this meal within His flesh and first initiated this meal with His friends, who enabled the work of Evangelist Bonnke. Such a glorious harvest, the fruit of his Redeemer’s sacrifice. Christ’s life story is broadcast through the airwaves; represented and proclaimed, every time we partake.
“For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus in the night in which He was betrayed took bread; and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, “This is My body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of Me.” In the same way, He took the cup also after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood; do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.” For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you broadcast the Lord’s death until He comes.”
For the sake of Christ’s inheritance
The voice of God Himself is erupting through the nations, sounding His Will through the lifeblood of His Son’s testimony. I believe we are in a Kairos epoch of time where no cause is as crucial as the children of God hearing the sound of His voice coming forth like a trumpet, and responding to His opinion. He longs for His Son to receive His inheritance in every nation; along the corridors of government, in hearts of His people, and the incoming Harvest Fields.
The commissioning of the harvesters of the harvest
Yes, He’s looking for our heart response, which takes place at the edge of the “Well of His presence.” A response which returns the attention to His name. Yes, it’s true we have been in preparation for such a moment in history. Forget what lies behind, press forward (leaning on Your Beloved) towards the mark of the upward call of God in Christ.
“Do not call to mind the former things, or ponder things of the past.”
“Who is this coming up from the wilderness
Leaning on her beloved?”
Beneath the apple tree, I awakened you …”
Song of Songs 8:5
“I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”
Let’s hold on to the hem of His garment as we find the path to His heart – directing us amidst the Golden Harvest Fields – where Father’s emotion is the hidden treasure.
Dec 7, 2019, at the passing of Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke
Our ascending gives room for the angels to descend:
This morning I awoke remembering a 1996 strategy the Lord gave while in Toronto Canada. The Lord took me into His classroom for a lesson on “Pulling down strongholds.”
God’s instruction was the “how-to” of dealing with one of the end-time strongholds constantly attempting to mind-bend the nations into its deceptions. Surprisingly, the Holy Spirit is highlighting this portion of the battle today, as of what we are dealing with in Washington DC among the impeachment hearings, upcoming elections, and other events.
This will seem like foolishness to the wisdom of the world, and too simple to those who need their flesh stirred in order to feel accomplished in the battle. I’m sorry to have to say that, but we will be astounded in the simplicity of the strategies of heaven in these last days.
A stronghold that found a place to land in the Middle East in the 600’s has gradually, over the last 60 years, attempted to integrate itself within the mortar of the USA and other nations. The United States 2019 November votes revealed many lower-level positions of government have been won by some who believe in the ways of this stronghold. Knowing their strategy is “relationships through compassion,” these wins are not surprising. Honestly, a God-given cultural gift of ‘family’ (in a twisted form) is being used to meld these ideologies into communities, slowly changing the mindsets of compassionate citizens.
Into God’s Classroom, through an open vision:
The atmosphere outside was thick with war causing us to know a better way was necessary for the breakthrough. A large cylindrical in shape elevator appeared before me, with the intended destination being the heavenly realms.
The doors of this elevator were open giving access to those who desired this path; however, there were no buttons to press that represented the desired floor. We learned quickly of the mechanism allowing upward movement. The mechanism responded to only one thing – the voice of corporate worship. Everyone inside the elevator was invited to enter into worship unto God.
The sustaining power behind the ascending was continued corporate worship. And let me tell you, I witnessed such beautiful corporate worship unto the Father. Such a powerful unity and union began. We were ascending.
As we approached the specified elevation, I was then shown who was waiting for us. Holding steady in anticipation of the upcoming assignments, God’s warring angels were surrounding the circumference of the elevator’s stopping point. The angels were waiting for God’s people to ascend into this level – -sphere of worship. They were listening for the “click” of the elevator as it completed its journey to the intended heavenly dimension.
The angels watched as the elevator stopped, and once they heard the low-tone click; without any hesitation, the angels were released from their holding posts and began their descent into the second heaven realms where the demonic strongholds warred.
They were the ones assigned to this task, on behalf of the will of God.
To war, fulfilling God’s will.
Our God-given assignment?
Engage in Spirit-led worship until our audience with our Lord was sealed complete.
We are now nearing the end of the second decade within this new Millennium. No doubt, further understanding has been made since 1996. We are in the days where our generation will heed to the audible voice of The Great “I Am”. The children of God will hear the voice of Father God, as His Will is loosed among the nations. Yes, yes – it will cause us to stop mid-step. He will command our attention, our humility, our elation, and involvement.
He is not asking us to work, sweating in despair. He is asking us to take the time to eat the scrolls of His Word, and in so doing our faces will be set firm (stronger than flint). This, in turn, will draw us into Union with Him as Inheritors of the Promise. The promise is Oneness with Him and union with one another. Ruling and reigning to follow.
We as Believers have spent much energy trying to win wars through physical energy spent, sweating in intercession. Remember? Ezekiel clearly states the garments of the priests are made of linen so that they would not sweat. We are learning in this decade the true meaning of linen cloth. For the glory of Union is what our spirits have longed for since the day Father sent us to this earth.
Yes, for those of us who lead movements, it is an integral part of the journey to ask God to heal the hearts of the watchmen and watchwomen, so that they can harmonize with the sound of the voice of God. Anxious intercessions have no room. Wounded warriors have been called to the operating rooms, many throughout 2017-2019. Some will find themselves in that place in 2020. Many who have gone through the recovery are now find their “sea legs” again, about to move once again into assignments with greater discernment and sight.
Those in public office, whose boots are on the ground in integral positions need those whose faces are set firmer than flint. They are in need of watchwomen and men to be aligned spirit, soul, and body with God as the Light of their inner tabernacle. Freedom, the creative flow of heaven, worship, – – the ‘life in linen’ is now.
Evidence of the strength of Christ’s Blood:
The spirit of the United States of America is in need of us to courageously accept the gift of trusting the Father’s voice and drawing near to Him to accept a partnership with His Son through worship.
The spirit of the United States and every nation of the world is in need of us to courageously bend our knee to the power of God’s river of government. Yes, within us first!! He governs within us and within our nation. Such a yielding is union. (more on this later).
The sound of God’s Will found within the lifeblood of the Lamb
The Will of God has been confirmed and sealed through the Testimony of His Son Jesus Christ. The sound of His Testimony and His Father’s Will resounds through the Lifeblood of the Father’s resurrected Dread Champion, Jesus Christ His Son.
May I say that the Will of God, written long before the universe was formed, was dipped into the priceless lifeblood of His Son?
The mere sprinkling of this lifeblood of Jesus,’ over an evil conscience, washes us clean making a way for us to enter into the Holy of Holies. Father has made a way for us to be tied in holiness to His conscience – to His Spirits of Holiness – to the fruits of His Kingdom and activated through His gifts.
Father has made a way for us, politicians, leaders, everyone to be delivered from the webs of mind control of the ages and brought into the mindsets of Eternities only Deity. Jesus Christ is His name. This is how we can pray for the leaders of nations at this time.
Father has made a highway from His heart to ours. It is He who says, “Now enter into My rest!”
A New and Living Way
19 Therefore, brethren, since we have confidence to enter the holy place by the blood of Jesus,
20 by a new and living way which He inaugurated for us through the veil, that is, His flesh,
21 and since we have a great priest over the house of God,
22 let us draw near with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.
23 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful;
24 and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds,
25 not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.
Just remember ONE DROP OF BLOOD APPLIED, which causes the disintegration of the powers of darkness controlling the minds of those afflicted, is available. Politicians and otherwise.
Yes, Let’s draw near to the One who is worthy. He will allow us to witness the trophies gained upon the victorious battlefields.
An individual who works in a governmental role had been justly warring for a specific placement. The battle at times was intense as words were spoken laced with unseen arrows, meant to demean the very nature of God within. Oftentimes the thought of going back to the familiar was the greatest temptation. Yes, even as the door was still open up ahead. The barrage of fiery darts can truly blur the path ahead.
One morning, Holy Spirit urged this individual to get up early and to “eat the scrolls” of the Word of the Lord. It was within this hour that God’s strategy became clear. He revealed the stronghold’s identity. One of the eastern angels of darkness was revealed but not touched, debated, focused on or fought; instead, the route of worship was chosen. Within an hour someone in the house woke up and said, “There is such a covering of peace in the house this morning – I wonder what God is doing?” They did not know that “scroll eating” was the morning’s menu.
Within a short time later, on the same day, the papers came to the top of the pile soon to be signed; in the meantime, important connections began to be made.
As we have moved 2000 years away from the apostles and prophets, teachers and pastors, and evangelists who were in face to face with God, it has been recognized that some find it important to give heed, to pass across our lips, to ponder on, to touch, to give time to, to bow to the strength of strongholds of hell? In the days of the prophets, deliverers, and apostles they were not even allowed to look upon the idols worshipped in their day. The name rarely crossed their lips, and if it did it was as a rebuke and not unto defeat nor fear.
Let’s consider that what we give weight to; it that thing which somewhere in the recesses of our being we knowingly or unknowing worship. Yes, to divorce such unholy alliances are to accept a consecration desired by our Maker and God.
As our feet are unshackled, we will realize the ease of soaring with Him into the high places of His presence. We have been exonerated by the Greatest Judge of all. His name is Yeshua, Lamb of God who abolished our transgressions and iniquities.
Strongholds of governmental measure will be dealt with by one drop of our Redeemer’s Blood. In the meantime, let’s continue to learn the ways set for us as we engage this new Epoch of time. And if you are one who finds yourself in the halls of government, we are praying and cheering you on.
Let’s choose ” Worship and The Scroll.”
Equipping the saints for Dinner with Jesus (I’m playing with this sub-title… how should we word this? )
Communion with the High Priest of our faith
Holy Spirit, our Rabboni Teacher, is instructing us (His kingdom priests) to receive the gift of perceiving through the eyes of the High Priest and King of the Kingdom of God – His Dread Champion. [trailing off here for a second… Yes, we are to emulate Him, become like Him – His glory on the earth. We will be more aware of this holy priesthood in this new epoch of time; accepting holy union with Him.] OK back to our Rabboni instructing us.
“I advise you to buy from Me gold refined by fire so that you may become rich,
and white garments so that you may clothe yourself,
and that the shame of your nakedness will not be revealed;
and eye salve to anoint your eyes so that you may see.
‘Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline; therefore, be zealous and repent.
‘Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door,
I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me.”
It is in receiving God’s kindness through repentance that sight given reveals the Door. In receiving the One who stands at the door we accept the invitation to dine with the resurrected Christ. Yes, Holy Communion with the Living Sacrifice! Breaking Bread together draws us close to the Identity and Deity of Jesus Christ – the Glory of the Father.
Such a supper empowers our God-given positions and postures us as watchmen/women priests on Nehemiah’s Wall, and as noblewomen/men in the courts of our King.
Let me introduce this sentence here, and dialogue deeper on this at a later date. Governmentally the river of the Spirit of God’s government carries all that is needed in order for the “spirit of a nation” to bend towards Him. Yes, all these battlefronts are about the identity-spirit of nations responding to God. As we worship and war (from rest) in the valley of decision for the response, our role is to partner with God and bring healing to the land so it can yield its increase.
His strength – His Godhead – His absolute nature is our focus. Yes, the river of His government will stream into nations, causing governments to respond. The muddied waters of destructive accusations are muted in the presence of the Spirit of God’s Government. Breaking Bread together draws us into the Awe of His I AM.
“The king’s heart is like channels of water in the hand of the Lord; He turns it wherever He wishes.
Every man’s way is right in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the hearts.
To do righteousness and justice is desired by the Lord more than sacrifice.”
We are turning toward His ways. This empowers us to move in a victorious knowing and partnership with Him. He is the I Am – the Absolute of the nations. The nations are being beckoned towards His Fathering. Breaking Bread together causes us to yield to His rest, making room for our Dread Champion–the King of His Father’s Kingdom and the comfort of His Father’s eye.
When we, the priestly kingdom*, break bread together we are in the midst of a priestly action. It was the priests of old who ate the meat from the sacrificial offerings*. A percentage was allotted to them, strengthening them as they carried out the sanctuary and court services. Because the ultimate sacrifice was raised above the earth more than 2000 years ago*, we can come together to commemorate and broadcast* what our Highest Priest has done. In so doing, we yield to who He is today and volunteer our lives on the day of His power*.
“He has made us a kingdom, priests to His God and Father.”
“Now this shall be the priests’ due from the people,
from those who offer a sacrifice, either an ox or a sheep,
of which they shall give to the priest
the shoulder and the two cheeks and the stomach.
You shall give him the first fruits of your grain, your new wine, and your oil,
and the first shearing of your sheep.
For the Lord, your God has chosen him and his sons from all your tribes,
to stand and serve in the name of the Lord forever.”
“As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so, must the Son of Man be lifted up; so that whoever believes will in Him have eternal life. “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.”
“For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes.”
1 Corinthians 11:26*
“” The Lord says to my Lord:
“Sit at My right hand
Until I make Your enemies a footstool for Your feet.”
The Lord will stretch forth Your strong scepter from Zion, saying,
“Rule in the midst of Your enemies.”
Your people will volunteer freely in the day of Your power;
In holy array, from the womb of the dawn,
Your youth are to You as the dew.
The Lord has sworn and will not change His mind,
“You are a priest forever
According to the order of Melchizedek.”
The Lord is at Your right hand;
He will shatter kings in the day of His wrath.
He will judge among the nations,
He will fill them with corpses,
He will shatter the chief men over a broad country.
He will drink from the brook by the wayside;
Therefore, He will lift up His head.”
It is to this table that we come to today.
November 3, 2019
Gideon and His 300
This morning while on Twitter a video posting by a journalist in Hong Kong caused deep sorrow to my spirit. For a few hours, it was difficult to speak. There were no answers just groaning prayers, turning my heart towards God waiting for understanding. This experience is so small in comparison to what those on the ground have experienced.
A few hours ago, the Holy Spirit urged me to open the scriptures. Yielding to this I randomly opened my Bible and without glancing closed my eyes, sensing God’s desire to direct me. “God, what is the message to Your children in Hong Kong? Where do I turn my spirit to hear Your direction? Words will not work, Lord. Where will these groanings lead? Keep my voice, for I desire what You want me to see. Lord, where within Your scriptures are the wisdom needed for Hong Kong?”
While my eyes were closed I began to “see” the story of Gideon. The pitchers with the torches inside were being carried by those in Hong Kong. After the “vision,” I looked down (for the 1st time) to my bible. There in front of me was Judges 6:16-7:5 (pages 366 and 367). Surprised, I looked twice to make sure I was seeing correctly. What I was shown while my eyes were closed is what was opened before me in scripture.
This is the review of the story and my ponderings.
The children of Israel had done evil in the sight of the Lord and were under the powers (hand) of Midian (meaning strife) for seven years. The oppression Gideon and his people were experiencing, became exasperated whenever the children of Israel would sow the seed and prepare for the harvest. The Midianites would come in strife against Israel by overwhelming the land with their people, tents, and livestock destroying all of Israel’s produce.
It was at this time that God sent a prophet to the sons of Israel. The prophet confronted the ‘fear factor’. Israel was living in the land of the Amorites and needed to confront their fear of the gods of the Amorites. An Amorite was one (the meaning of the name) who says, appoints, challenges, commands, declares; in other words, he establishes his word and will over a people through oppression.
Following the prophet’s visit, the Angel of the Lord came to visit Gideon. Please bear with me as I describe my perceiving. The Angel of the Lord came to Ophrah (fawn) which belonged to Joash, Gideon’s father (burning fire of the Eternal God), the Abiezrite (My Father is Help). It is here that the Lord approached Gideon calling him by the meaning of his name, “Gideon the warrior.” In return, Gideon expresses his agony to God. He recalled to the Angel of the Lord the stories of the mighty acts of God during the days of Moses and Joshua, wondering where His miracles were for him and Israel. He wondered why God had abandoned them now. The Lord’s response to Gideon is priceless and reveals the perspective of God, verses man’s earthly understanding. The Lord says to Gideon, “Go with your strength and deliver Israel from the hands of the Midianites.” God saw Gideon’s question as a manifestation of unexpected victorious strength.
In Judges 6:16 the writer details the conversation and promise Gideon was given. Gideon would defeat Midian (the strife in the land) as ONE MAN. The fearful yet yielded devotion of Gideon motivated him to prepare an offering to this Angel. Yes, this was a received offering; accepted and consumed through the rod of the Lord (vs. 21). The altar built by Gideon was called, “The Lord is Peace” (vs.24).
Despite Gideon’s fear he proceeded to carry out the second major step of obedience, which was to take down the stronghold (spiritual altar of his father) and destroy the idol. Gideon did this by using the wooden idol to create the fire needed for his worshipful repentance. Yes, Gideon was of the next generation and would use the wood of his father’s false god to begin the reformation process, which was to sacrifice to the One and True God.
Joash, Gideon’s father, repented by protecting his son against the men of the city; calling him, “Jerubbaal,” meaning “let Baal contend” for himself. Not only did the angel of the Lord activate the meaning of his name, but now his father was adding what his son would war against. He would challenge and be victorious against the false deities of baal. This did not sit well with the rulers of the land.
The Midianites (strife) and the Amalakites (valley dwellers) were angry. They chose to congregate and battle against Israel in the valley of Jezreel (where God sows).
While being so afraid, Gideon listened to God’s instruction and went down among his enemies (7:9-11). It was in the camp of the enemy where Gideon heard a dream given to one of the enemy soldiers. It was through hearing this dream that his faith was strengthened.
God’s Spirit came upon Gideon and he BLEW THE TRUMPET calling the people into battle. Manasseh (cause to forget), Asher (Happy), Zebulun (exalted), and Naphtali (wrestling) were called to attention.
Gideon’s name is interesting. The meaning of his name is a warrior; however, it also comes from a word (gada) which means, ‘to fell a tree.’ Generally, it means to destroy anything: to cut asunder, to cut down, hew, chop, cut off, shave off, and cut in two. Gideon is a warrior and able to destroy the works of one who strives and decrees through oppression (tearing in two what was falsely declared); Gideon just didn’t know it yet.
Gideon and his men camped at the Spring of Harod (to shudder with terror), while the people Midian and Amalekites camped at the Hill of Moreh (teacher/archer) in the valley.
Rulers are coming into Hong Kong, as you know, with an evil declarative word of darkness. These are the ‘sayers.’ The strife this has brought has turned to murder and of great sadness. As a result, many are not knowing where to go to hide – they are feeling the iron gates coming closer ready to encircle. The story of Gideon seems to be carrying a message for you from the Lord. Maybe God has already brought this message to you.
Those who drink at the waters of terror, by lifting the water (so they could see) and lap like a dog were chosen. The ones who plunged their faces into the waters of terror were not chosen; therefore, only 300 were chosen. Hong Kong has 300 who will not dive into the terror of the moment but instead will use the water to quench their thirst, allowing their enemy to serve them in this way. Yet they will be able to watch with the eyes of their hearts, as they prepare for a victorious eternal battle.
Trumpets, clay vessels, and torches were used together, as ONE MAN. The unified sound sent confusion into the camps.
Trumpets (are blown at the appointed times, this the voice of the Lord and the acknowledgment of His clock), Clay vessels (hearts of humility, courage, brokenness, and boldness), and torches (The Light of God and of His Word – the prayers of the saints) were brought together and lifted before the enemy. The unified sound of heaven and earth dismantled the works of darkness.
I refuse to bend to what Daniel called, “the enemy wanting to advance time and to make God’s people weary.” There is a need to come higher with the Sound, Light, and the broken people of the land. God desires to use those who through His strength, achieve the plans of the Lord.
Do not forget, Gideon was afraid and told God. What was God’s response? God told him to go into the enemy’s camp, and there He will communicate with him. It was a dream given to one in the enemy camp which encouraged Gideon. God spoke to the enemy. (I just love that.) He will teach the people of Hong Kong what fear looks like and how to rid of it. He will teach the people of Hong Kong the realities of the Kingdom of God, and how to overcome and rule in the land. Jesus is King of the gates!!
Father, we ask to see Your strategy for silencing strife and false covenantal strategies of darkness. Lord, expose where every vein of unholy blood is streaming from. Close the books of the unjust oppression and unrighteous authorities. We ask for and come into the agreement now with the armies of heaven. We come into agreement with Your plans and all of Your works being carried out throughout Hong Kong. Reveal the “servant heart” within this region, meant to serve and lead the surrounding regions. Lord, our heart, soul, and mind are Yours. We love you.
November 7, 2019 – One decree over HK:
The Lord is with you all. His love is deep.
The language and understanding of these seasons will be created, forming a new dictionary, through what your people are facing. We will see the empowerment bestowed upon God’s people, for what it was meant for. Yes, an end-time readiness and emergence.
His purpose for you is so deep. He has not abandoned but has prepared you to comfort the earth in such a time as this. Yes, you are kingly priests of His Kingdom. Yes, and all of what that means.
Father we stand, we step up in readiness; fully depending on You. We stand shoulder to shoulder with one another, ready to release the sound of the trumpets of Your Kingdom.
We love and bless the peoples of Hong Kong, Mainland, Taiwan, and Macau.
With much love,
“The vastness of God is magnificent!
The sum of His greatness is impossible to compute.
He is the definition of absolute truth.
The vastness of His ‘absolute-ness’ is ‘infinity and beyond’!
His identity does not morph due to time’s progression.
His Kingdom does not shift principles, yielding within the turning of the ages.
His words spoken, written, acted upon, and made flesh does not evolve
according to the fluctuating cultures of society.
The vastness of His absolute “I AM that I Am” reaches beyond the galaxies of eternity.
His structure’s systems developed for the worlds He created
are displayed within His precepts and instructions:
and are set in place for humankind;
no weakness is found within the pages,
and have no need to change – – they remain the same.
He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. He is our safe place.
He is dependable.
He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. He is trustworthiness.
His design for life is perfect.
It is we (humankind) who are invited into God’s CURRENTcy of life.
Yes, life now and life eternity.”
“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 it?
Or has he spoken, and will He not make it good?”