For me, it seems that we have been in this place of “what is happening”, “what to do”, and “when will we see the turning point” for way too long! It really is a short period of time, but it seems to be very long! I’m writing this blog only in response to the Holy Spirit asking me to do it. Sometimes I feel I am saying the same thing in different words, but I am simply writing of what burns in my heart and of the journey the Lord is taking me on during this time! The deep cry within my heart is that we, God’s people, must wake up – truly wake up! I include myself in this group, as I realize that it is not just one ‘aha’ moment, but it is many ‘aha’ moments, one following the next – a series of alarms being issued on our behalves. It’s a sad state of affairs to think that we (the Church) have been so asleep that it is taking this drawn-out period of time in order to, not only get our attention but to awaken our inner beings to God’s truths concerning the situation in which we find ourselves living. The good news is that He IS sounding these alarms. He is shaking and awakening His Church – at least those who will respond and open our eyes to the times, according to God. Those who are paying attention “with ears to hear, eyes to see, and hearts to receive” what the Holy Spirit is saying to us.
We are all very familiar with the scripture verse of Esther 4:14! We love that one – especially the part that says: “maybe you’ve come to your royal position for such a time as this”! Oh, how we love to use that one, but we tend to overlook the first part of the verse because we like the last part. It fills us with such joy and hope!
“For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?” Esther 4:14 (NIV)
It sounds so full of blessing, hope, expectation, and assurance! But, do we really understand what was happening during those days? Are our eyes being opened to the prophetic revelation of these books and characters of the Bible, that perhaps we have previously only seen as stories with a small uptake of favorite scripture verses? Books and characters like Esther, Nehemiah, Jeremiah, Isaiah, Ezra, Daniel, Zerubbabel, Zechariah, Haggai, etc. are not the ones we have focused on or been taught much about. But … NOW my friends is the time for us to understand how these times, stories, people, places, and acts are playing out on the world stage in our lifetime! It’s amazing! They should so fill us with awe, wonder, expectation, wisdom, clarity, preparation, and direction for these modern-day times that overlay the times of those books and characters with the happenings of today! These mysteries and prophetic revelation of God will give us the strength, the hope, and the determination to hear His voice, find our place, and position ourselves to be like these characters and partner with Heaven as we move forward.
I never before understood how these examples (stories) all fit together and mapped out such a plan for us to move forward. The time is NOW that God is opening these deep truths so that we can align ourselves with His plan. I find myself each day scouring to find men or women of God who are actually preparing God’s people to be activated, strengthened, and prepared to move forward. I want to understand, from God’s perspective, and allow the realignment of my inner core to be undergirded by the Holy Spirit, in preparation to participate in these amazing days ahead. I want to grasp the reality of the times in which we live and understand what His plan is in the midst of it. Sadly, we aren’t getting much of this from the church in these days. I don’t say that as an accusation, but simply an observation, as I find it very hard to locate voices of clarity who are actively and accurately preparing The Bride (The Church).
For me, this is not a time we can allow ourselves to be religious or rely upon our previous understanding. This is a NOW moment in our lives, unlike anything we have ever experienced. I exhort you to join me in this pursuit of what the Holy Spirit is saying to the Churches today! What is He saying to the Church in America (or your Nation)?
Please, my friends, we cannot be passive thinking that we are going to be raptured at any moment, so it really doesn’t apply to us cuz we’re outta here! Or, that God is in control and that no matter what we choose to do, He will rescue us because God is in control! I exhort you, don’t buy into that attitude of lazy religious thinking! God works through people, and we are needed in this battle! We are needed to hear what the Holy Spirit is saying to the Church and to RESPOND as though we understand we are the partners of Heaven on this earth! It is not by might or power, but by the Holy Spirit, however, at the same time, He chooses to work THROUGH His people! Let’s don’t stay sidelined, or satisfied to simply be cheerleaders (or armchair quarterbacks), as we standby watching those who are actually in the game! Yes, we can cheerlead, but it had better be with purpose, not passivity or to entertain the crowd!
Are we willing to be the people at odds with Haman? Are we willing to be the ones, like Esther and Mordecai, who are willing to move forward with God at all costs? The only kneeling we will be doing from the sidelines is in PRAYER and preparation! We will not bow our knee to the spirit of Antichrist that is moving with a vengeance to take full control of our Country – NO WAY! We were founded as “One Nation Under God” and we must join the fight to recapture our inheritance so that we will yet fulfill the call God still has on His people in this Nation! Read what Haman (the religious Anti-Christ spirit of the story) has to say about Mordecai (who by the way is a type of the Holy Spirit in this storyline) and the people of God:
Haman then spoke with King Xerxes: “There is an odd set of people scattered through the provinces of your kingdom who don’t fit in. Their customs and ways are different from those of everybody else. Worse, they disregard the king’s laws. They’re an affront; the king shouldn’t put up with them. If it pleases the king, let orders be given that they be destroyed. I’ll pay for it myself. I’ll deposit 375 tons of silver in the royal bank to finance the operation.” Esther 3:8-9 (MSG)
Do we see in our Nation the battle that is taking place against God and against His people? The socialist-marxist-communist agenda that is running rampant in this hour to shut down everything that has to do with God – and even paying for it to be done? Churches closed as we are called non-essential, anti-life, anti-peace, anti-sovereignty, anti-morals, anti-Declaration of Independence. The list goes on and on, but you get the idea! Haman said, “they must be destroyed and I will even pay for it”! This very agenda is happening and WE, God’s people are the ones, like Mordecai and Esther who must rise up with the wisdom and direction of the Holy Spirit to put a stop to it … even if it costs us something! It will cost us so much more if we do not!
I said earlier in this post that daily I find myself scouring to find accurate voices in the Church who are preparing God’s people for this hour! I will close by sharing one of the ‘go-to’ people that God has used to bring this revelatory understanding to me as we’ve been quarantined (or semi-quarantined). The insight, revelation, understanding, and focused teachings that the Church so desperately needs in this hour are harder to find, but, thank God for His men and women who will go against the grain and step into the fire to PREPARE the Church. By the way … this was recorded well over a year ago, before these crazy ‘so-called’ COVID times! For those who have ears to hear what the Spirit has to say to the Church in America: https://youtu.be/TbhU9VXGVEU