America: Get ready to stand up and truly be the voice!
America: God is getting ready to shake things up! He has all Governmental authority throughout this land, and He will not stand by and allow the enemy to reign, inflicting destruction and discord in the lives of His children. The season we are in is so reminiscent to me of the reign of Babylon and King Nebuchadnezzar in the book of Daniel – where the hearts of rulers are not turned toward God, and justice is not being honored in the land. It is time for us to be like Daniel, to come together and stand our ground. If we don’t, it is unfortunately going to become even worse. Babylon – you will not take us from our promise land; we are children of the Most High God, and we will not become slaves to this nation!
In the Absence of Order, Chaos Erupts; that’s what we have been seeing over the past year. When authority is placed into the wrong hands, disorder soon follows. It not only weakens a government, but it weakens the faith of the people.
Unlike the governments of earth, God’s kingdom is ruled by laws He governs. But even with His authority, God calls us to approach His throne through prayer and petition – to connect with him, and partner with heaven for breakthrough on earth. We should be laying aside our political beliefs and preferences, and approaching the courts of Heaven through our prayers – battling for truth and justice, and presenting our case before the true and only judge. Unfortunately, many Saints have lost sight of that, allowing themselves to be swept up in the chaos and confusion swirling around them. Many are going by what they see, hear, and feel, instead of trusting the Word of God – succumbing to fear, and no longer fighting the good fight of faith.
As the body of Christ, we are called to be His hands and feet. WE are called to be a voice for those who have none. There is no room for complacency or fear! God has imparted a fierce fire that burns within all of our hearts, and the embers of the fire must be stirred again, and begin to burn like a furnace. We must rise up and be the champions of our families, our cities, and our nations, blazing like torches for God's glory, as we continue to see the lands of our forefathers restored. They are our inheritance, they are our birthright!
Darkness has been eating away at the very fabric of the tapestry that this great nation America was founded on. When we look at the nations before us, America is teetering on the scales of justice. We need to ask ourselves why. How did we get here? Could it be that the collapse and erosion of our Democracy has been slowly fallen away— a little here, a little there?
I believe that is exactly what has happened. Like leaven, sin has been creeping in so slowly and steadily that we didn’t realize the fullness of its devastation. Is it possible that we have become so desensitized to what has happened in the past few years that we have forgotten, or even dismissed, the laws established by God’s men and women that were left as a blueprint for us to follow? Unfortunately, I believe we have. Fear and uncertainty have gripped many, cloaking them in despair and hopelessness. Many of God's sons and daughters have been in such a great battle, and I know the battle of the mind is under a greater attack than ever before. I keep hearing the Father say to me, “Be careful and watch out for the Spirit of Leviathan. He has a stronghold on many of my sons and daughters”.
Psalm 74:13-14 (NIV) decrees:
“And it was you who split open the sea by your power; you broke the heads of the monsters in the waters. It was you who crushed the heads of Leviathan and gave it as food to the creatures of the desert.”
I want to highlight these verses because they talk about the heads — not a single head, but multiple heads. The Leviathan has multiple heads, and like the Leviathan, I believe many of God's people are still under intense attack in the battlefields (plural) of their mind. Similar to the heads of the monsters described in Psalms 74, the attacks are not just coming from one way, or one direction, but from multiple sides; almost simultaneously.
But take heart! The enemy may look like he is winning, but he is NOT.
Warriors – I feel it is so important to reminder you that you’re not alone. These battles we have faced in these seasons are coming to an end, and we are on a collision course with destiny. The surging of dominance in power is causing the natural to collide into the spiritual – and our unity will be the key that brings victory. There is incredible power in our unity! I believe as we join hand-in-hand with God and each other in our focus and fervency, our united front will unlock every door, giving us victory over the enemy’s plan to bind God’s people through confusion and fear and manipulation.
It is time for us to annihilate the darkness by penetrating it with the light within us. Can you hear it, the call to action? I hear it so clearly in my spirit, and can envision a gate being pulled back in preparation to release war horses into battle, like the battle horses from Zechariah 10:3. God has placed a call in our spirits to rise up as His chosen warriors, to boldly enter the battle like war horses – trained and prepared to take back the land in Jesus’ Name!
Zechariah 10:3-5 is such a powerful promise from the Lord, and I believe this is a word the Father is releasing over us right now:
“My anger burns against the shepherds, and I will punish the leaders; for the Lord Almighty will care for his flock, the people of Judah, and make them like a proud horse in battle. From Judah will come the cornerstone, from him the tent peg, from him the battle bow, from him every ruler. Together they will be like warriors in battle trampling their enemy into the mud of the streets. They will fight because the Lord is with them, and they will put the enemy horsemen to shame.” (NIV)
Together we WILL annihilate the enemy; together we WILL crush and pierce him; not the other way around. Together we WILL be the like warriors in battle, trampling the enemy – and he will be under our feet! “They will fight because the Lord is with them.” There are many of you out there that are ready to be released, but you don't know which way to go. You find yourself afraid of parts of the journey, questioning the Lord, “How do I do this? How am I going to win the city gates for the kingdom of God?”
Before answering the question of “How”, I think it is important to understand “Why”. I believe the next verse in Zechariah 10:6 (NIV) reveals God’s heart for why He is calling you to win the city back in His name:
“I will strengthen Judah and save the tribes of Joseph. I will restore them because I have compassion on them. They will be as though I had not rejected them, for I am the Lord their God and I will answer them.”
The “Why” is a relentlessly compassionate Father, whose heart is always set on restoration…and He is asking you to partner with him, and trust that His ways are higher than ours. His promise is to not leave you or forsake you, but to gird angels around you, and lead you into victory. He makes us like his royal horses for battle, and again, it is our unity with the Lord and each other that will trample down the attacks of the enemy.
It is time to roar over this nation in our prayers and declarations, for the Lion of the tribe of Judah roars and rides before us! There are legions and legions of angels waiting anxiously to be summoned by us. Without their help, and the weapons they carry, we will not be able to defeat the dark-winged ones!
I believe that God’s heart isn’t just for binding the enemy in your land, but He longs to annihilate and destroy the enemies in your life. What has been lost to you, has not been to the Lord, and He will give you “double for your trouble”.
In my spirit I saw a vision of a landscape emerging along the horizon. As it came more and more into scope, I see a beacon of light shining brightly. I believe it's a Beacon of Hope. Many of God’s children have felt for months now they are being tested by the Lord, particularly since the beginning of 2020. But as I pray, I see a vision of His hand placing us in the fire, like a blacksmith places steel into the furnace. God is using the purifying fires of our trials and tribulations that we have suffered: famine, loss, death, mayhem, murder, and more. In the furnace of affliction, I keep hearing, “Let it burn, let it burn.” All the times of disappointments, let it burn the dross. Let it burn the rejection, hurts, and pain you have suffered. Just allow the refining fires of God to burn down the tears mixed in with the wheat.
He's going to use these trials, and refining in the fire, to forge a weapon within each one of us. Even as I'm writing this, I hear the Lord saying, “Tell them that the sword of my Spirit is growing in them, and by my spirit, the blood of the enemy will flow down the sword in battle like a ravine. Tell them it is time we rise up and take every day back.” Every city will roar with great joy, for justice will be served throughout the land. You may say, “But who will go?”, and I hear the Lord responding, “We will go together”, because it is the power of the Holy Spirit through God's Holy Word that gives us the strength and courage that we need.
We will raise our voices together, and we will declare and decree victory! We will sing anthem songs –songs that will resound around the world, declaring that we are on the move. It will be the enemies’ ear to the ground as he hears us thunder across this great land, because the gates have been opened, and the war horses are charging into battle in the Name of the Lord!
Who will stand up and rise up with us? Our ears are listening, and we hear the enemies’ horses coming. Are we ready to partner with Heaven, and trust that the words the Lord spoke to Joshua in Joshua 11:6 are still alive and well today?
“I will strengthen Judah and save the tribes of Joseph. I will restore them because I have compassion on them. They will be as though I had not rejected them, for I am the Lord their God and I will answer them.” Joshua 11:6 (NIV)
So I say this to you today: saddle up, and let's get ready to ride! If not you, then who will go? And if not now, then when do we stand up, and take back what belongs to us? Or will we sit back, and witness in the years to come (in America at least) more chaos, murder, and mayhem than we could have ever imagined?
It's not just about America; all nations are being affected greatly by the onslaught of the enemy bringing division, destruction, lies, and despair. We must pray and fast and seek God, and get girded up, battle-ready, for what's ahead. We must go into this as one, and come out as one. We go in as a team, and we come out of it stronger than ever before!
May we take to heart the praises Daniel offers to God in Daniel 2:21-22, while we watch God raise up Godly leadership, impart wisdom and revelation, and shift seasons from darkness into His glorious light!
“Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever; wisdom and power are his. He changes times and seasons; he deposes kings and raises up others. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning. He reveals deep and hidden things; he knows what lies in darkness, and light dwells with him.” Daniel 2:21-22 (NIV)
May God's fire and wind and blessing be upon you – now, and in the days and months ahead.
Til the End,