Thursday, September 27, 2018

"God is Releasing You into New Levels of Authority!" Diane Lake

Here is another encouraging word which seemed to speak directly to me.  Maybe it will to you, also.

A Good Year for Accuracy
I always look forward to the words and revelation that the start of a new year brings. We have just entered the Hebraic year of 5779, and the Hebrew letter for the number 9 is "tet." Hebrew letters convey pictures, and even looking at the Hebrew letter "tet" I can see the image of a wineskin. The Lord has shown me that 5779 will be a year flowing with new wine, and we can expect this to be a year of increased revelation and increased accuracy! I feel led to decree the good news resounding in my spirit: It's going to be a good year for accuracy in the Kingdom!
"You will suddenly have clarity as to what aspects of your destiny are right within your grasp, and what things still lie ahead."
We are also in the decade of 70, the number for which the Hebrew letter is "ayin." Seventy in Scripture can mean the end of captivity, or the number of increased authority or release into ministry (see Jeremiah 29:10; Numbers 11:16-17; Luke 10:1). As we approach the culmination of this decade, people are starting to move forward in their personal lives and callings. To these I hear the Lord saying:
"I am about to take you (move you) to another level of authority and responsibility. Some things are being given to you because you have been so faithful with what I have given you, and you are being given a lot. It will seem too much to handle at first, but I will bring others alongside to help you. It will seem, at first, more than you can carry or bear, but it will be doable. Watch for it, soon."
The word-picture for "ayin" is an eye, which I believe has meant this decade has been one of increased angelic activity, as it is the angels who watch over us. For these saints on the move, I'm also hearing:
"I am dispatching new angelic hosts to assist and protect you today. New levels of authority require new levels of angelic assistance, and that is what I am giving you today. You will see—I will show you. Do not fear. It will be soon."
It's a New Day
It could be said that a different era has begun, or that it's a new day. One aspect of this will manifest as the day of, "Nobody saw that one coming." It will be a season of expansion for those "least likely to succeed." These are the ones nobody would choose—those who've been hidden or tucked away in obscurity—and who are about to be suddenly elevated (see Isaiah 54:1-2). (Photo via Unsplash)
Many are about to see the fullness of spiritual inheritance. Psalm 16:6 (NIV) says: "The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance." In addition to the redistribution of unused anointing and assignments, new mantles have been released to the faithful—whether in whole or in part—from spiritual mothers and fathers who've gone before. I see unused or unclaimed generational and family mantles being passed on as well. The Lord is multiplying all these aspects of spiritual inheritance to bring His faithful ones unimaginable increase!
2 Chronicles 23 contains the story of Joash, who had been hidden away by Jehoiada, the priest, for six years. In the seventh year Jehoiada strengthened himself and crowned Joash, the rightful heir, as king. Remember that Joash would have been murdered if he hadn't been hidden during that time (see 22:11-12). Sometimes God hides us for our own good, so that the enemy can't take us out before it's time to inherit. It may seem as if you've been sidelined for an extended period, but I sense a seven-year cycle ending from which many are about to break forth!
Friends, if you are one of these hidden ones who have been laying hold of the promises of God, He is restoring double to you—even now! It's as if many have been stuck in a cloud of very dense, thick smoke but there is hope (see Zechariah 9:11-12). I have a feeling we're going to come out on the other side any minute—with increased revelation and clarity. You will suddenly have clarity as to what aspects of your destiny are right within your grasp, and what things still lie ahead.
The Lord has given me a great sense of anticipation. We may not fully comprehend what He's doing, but He is changing who we are. Many are coming into a new sense of identity—how they see themselves regarding their destiny. There will be those who have never before produced a book that will suddenly be published—those who have never before produced an album or single that will suddenly release music. These and many other creative arenas are about to explode with previous "unknowns" whom the Lord is about to bring out of obscurity. Do not despise the day of small beginnings... "Not by might nor by power but by My Spirit," says the Lord (see Zechariah 4:6-10).
Get Ready for Global Awakening
"It's going to be a good year for accuracy in the Kingdom!"
Something is in the air—change. We need to be ready for global awakening. I sense all creation groaning with birth pangs—a global readiness in anticipation of global awakening (Romans 8:22). We have entered a time of acceleration for harvest. The Lord has shown me that in the next three years this acceleration in harvest could result in as much as twenty percent growth within the Body of Christ.
I felt the Lord directed me to Amos 9:13, which in the New Living Translation says:
"'The time will come,' says the Lord, 'when the grain and grapes will grow faster than they can be harvested. Then the terraced vineyards on the hills of Israel will drip with sweet wine!'"
If you add the numbers from this Scripture reference, 9 and 13, the total equals 22. It's fascinating to realize that if you add three years to the year 2019 quickly approaching, you get 2022. I sense we're about to enter a three-year period of transition up to 2022 that will usher in levels of harvest as yet unseen.
So many of us have been through a season of great sifting and process, but it has not been without purpose. Those who have passed this arduous testing have graduated, much like when the youth cross over into manhood. Jeremiah 12:5 (NKJV) says, "If you have run with the footmen, and they have wearied you, then how can you contend with horses...?" He has been readying us to run with the horses—meaning, global patterns of revival spreading to become global-wide awakening. (Photo via Unsplash)
As we start this new era you need to make sure that you can see. I sense the Body of Christ being directed to be in sacrificial obedience. As we do that, we gain the strength of an army—the mighty army of Joel chapter 2, the likes of which has never been seen!
"The Lord thunders at the head of His army; His forces are beyond number, and mighty is the army that obeys His command... 'I am sending you grain, new wine and olive oil, enough to satisfy you fully; never again will I make you an object of scorn to the nations'" (vs. 11, 19 NIV). (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)
Diane Lake
Starfire Ministries


Friday, September 21, 2018

"Rosh Hashanah 5779 14 Day Of Deliverance" Johnny Enlow

"Rosh Hashanah 5779 14 Day Of Deliverance" Johnny Enlow
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5779 will prove to be the most transcendental year for our nation (and ultimately all the nations) in at least 100 years as God plays a great trump card demolishing the enemy’s house of cards. A year ago for Rosh Hashanah 5778 I titled the word “A New Hidden Way is Here” and we walked through that. This year the way becomes clear. The story of Israel’s departure from Egypt through the Red Sea in Exodus 14 is particularly relevant, and this year will be as historical and significant for the United States as the biblical Exodus was for Israel. The church will also experience a parallel version of what our nation walks through, though perhaps not as visibly intense. The scope and scale of shift and change cannot be overstated. We are at the threshold of the greatest breakthrough ever as a nation, but it will feel precarious at times. It is a rescue operation. It is a deliverance of the highest magnitude. 100 years of murky and distorted history will be clarified. Many memorable stories of the past century were not as reported, and much of that will be made clear in this 5779 year. We will better see how God has been progressively rescuing us, but this is now a great day of deliverance. 


There are several identification markers of the last 10 years that specifically inform us of God having stepped into history to rescue us from organized deep darkness. These markers are seen by the multiple 7’s and they speak to us of the Divine Seven-Spirited One intervening in the affairs of men to short circuit the conspirators. 

Sept. 29, 2008 (Rosh Hashanah) the Wall Street Dow Jones fell a record 777.7 and it shook the world's financial markets. An extended economic slowdown followed. Though it looks like the 777.7 was the cause of the world recession it was actually what saved the United States and the world from a deep and prolonged financial depression. Dark world economy manipulators were orchestrating a deep depression, but God intervened—in ways we will also find out about—to save us from a catastrophic, economic collapse. (I have written about some of this in my 2010 book “The 7 Mountain Mantle”)

June 23, 2016, the very unexpected Brexit vote took place that surprised the “world economists” and again threw off the sinister world manipulators. That date was “coincidentally” exactly 7 years, 7 months, 7 weeks, and 7 days after the above 777.7 date. The assumed rejection of Brexit was seen as sure a thing as the United States rejecting Donald Trump for President—and again global manipulators were shocked. The Brexit vote is still being warred over, but it was orchestrated by God to create another economic wild card lever that curtails the dark world schemes. 

In the year 5777 on the Jewish calendar, a man named Donald Trump shocked these same global “elitists” by winning the United States election. He won by 77 electoral votes. Trump was 70 years old, 7 months, and 7 days on his first full day as President. What are the odds this many 7s could be coincidental? These are all signs of God’s intervention. The WHY God intervened is about to become clear, and it goes well beyond God preferring Conservatism to Liberalism or Republicans to Democrats. As the story unveils and as we fully awaken to what we were up against and what He saved us from we will see the immensity of it all. It goes way beyond simple politics, but rather into being rescued from a ring of demonic criminals with tentacles at the tops of every one of the 7 mountains of society. I saw of vision of the hand of God swipe through the tops of all the mountains, essentially clearing out the tops of media, education, government, economy, family, arts and entertainment, and religion. He is removing the world mafias and thus permitting the sons and daughters of the King to arise where they have been previously impeded from going. Even as He promised to go before the children of Israel—should they cross into their promised land—even so, today as He now sees us targeting our cities and nations. He is going ahead of us and making it possible for us to succeed in our mission.


5779 will see us experiencing another historic Exodus 14-type day. In the original story, the children of Israel left Egypt only to find themselves with the impossible predicament of the Red Sea before them and a chasing Pharaoh and army behind them. This day did not seem like a day they would fondly remember and sing of forever, though that is what happened. It more seemed like a day that would live in infamy with destruction coming either by the chasing Egyptian oppressors or the coming waves of the Red Sea. Similarly today the enemies seem daunting once you actually know about them. Today our Red Sea is like "the swamp” (in fact some scholars believe the Red Sea was more of a reedy swamp) of entrenched corruption we find ourselves facing, and Pharaoh and his forces similarly represent our history of being "the tail and not the head” chasing us down. We have been conditioned to expect good outcomes to be pulled out from under us, and breakthrough always being quite elusive. We are in another day now and it is a great day of deliverance. It will not necessarily be easy to go through, but it will be a great day of deliverance.

As we remember Exodus 14, the children of Israel were being pursued by Pharaoh and 600 chariots. The 600 represents mans best showing of organized power, as 6 is the number of man. The children of Israel had hundreds of years of some level of bondage to Egypt. The Red Sea was in between them and the open path to their Promised Land. Something had to give. Moses was instructed to raise his rod—with THAT the Red Sea would part and allow them to cross over. He did this and as Israel crossed on dry land the pursuing Egyptians could be seen bearing down. As soon as Israel was through Moses raised his rod and the Red Sea waters that formerly served the Egyptians’ purposes of control now turned on them and drowned them all (v.28). This dynamic is something we are walking through now. There are the power brokers of society who have thought the future was theirs to script according to their controlling interests. The great surprise at who actually rules has only just begun to slap them in the face as our God for His own name’s sake interjects into history. The church has slept through rapture-minded “end-times-itis” and its ensuing abandonment of the 7 Mountains mandate (being Salt and Light in society, not just in church) giving the enemy extended time to become embedded in power. God is now moving with those who are awake, knowing the greater awakening is ensuing.

Three specific phrases of Exodus 14 standout and are relevant to us today. Verse 21 speaks of a “strong east wind” that the Lord used to make the waters of the Red Sea stand up on each side as a wall. Verse 25 says of the Lord, “He took off their chariot wheels” leaving the Egyptians to conclude that God was fighting against them. Verse 30 is particularly poignant and says, “And the Lord saved Israel that day out of the hands of the Egyptians.” These three phrases speak prophetically to us today:


I see "a strong east wind" sent by God, coming through the November midterm elections. They are going to be key in ultimately unleashing a "Red Sea" wave that will position the man God has chosen to lead the United States with a supporting cast in the Congress, the Senate, and ultimately the Supreme Court. It is not that God is “Republican red” in general, it’s just that who God chose He happened to orchestrate through this party. There is great corruption in both parties and some good people in both parties. The world of politics is about to change forever in our nation, as well as everyone and everything being redefined. Because of this, some of those who are presently the most staunchly anti-Trump are going to soon discover that he has been raised to save them from oppressors who have manipulated them into believing they were for them, while keeping them essentially in bondage.


Just because many “conspiracy theorists” believe in the "deep state” does not mean that it doesn’t exist. It does exist. However, the “deep state” is much like the chariot wheels of Exodus 14. They are wheels or circles of syndicated power that run over the common people with the goals or plots of the oppressors. God is going to make them as irrelevant today as they were in the Red Sea crossing. Their own wheels got them stuck in the mud of their own Red Sea and ultimately led to their demise. 

In our 7 mountain teaching, we identify the color red with the mountain of media. The media has been complicit with the organized darkness that has threatened the freedom God has called us to. Even as Israel had an ultimate goal to be able to freely worship their God, even so, today we have been limited in our ability to worship our God in every mountain of society because of the syndicated criminal element that has been in a position of power. Much of this power has been embedded in the mountain of media, and the spiritual battle presently taking place is apparent to anyone truly open to discernment. When you operate out of a political spirit or when you process things out of a personal wound you will not properly discern, as your lens is clouded. Clear discernment will tell you God has anointed this President with a unique assignment. President Trump is serving as a Moses of sorts called to lead people out of bondage to sinister agendas. However, it is ultimately God, Himself that is pulling off these chariot wheels of sinister agendas. The corruptors and enslavers will ultimately be put under by the very media and the very “swamp” that they ruled. God is using Trump, but HE is the rescuer and HE is the great deliverer of the day. Trump will succeed in his assignment to drain the “Red Sea” swamp because he is on assignment from God and empowered by God for that assignment. Forthcoming will be the complicity of the truly “fake news” with the embedded corruption, and it will be even more clear why Trump had to point them out. There is a Great Awakening ahead, but as I have said before it might be preceded by a rude awakening for many.


Even as it was said in verse 30, “And the Lord saved Israel” so it will be realized that we too have been similarly saved and that we are the recipients of a great work of Divine Deliverance. This will be something important as we move forward. We sometimes confuse the fact that we do have a responsibility from our end to do something and use that as the proof that it is ALL up to us. Yes, as in Moses day we must obey and head for our Promised Land of the nations. Yes, Moses must lift up his rod and exercise his authority. Yes, we must respond to the parted sea before us and move quickly. We do have our part - however, it pales in comparison to the rescue operation put on by God. It is He who makes the “east wind” blow. It is He who causes the Red Sea to part. He is the One who makes it instantly dry land. It is He who removes the chariot wheels of the enemy. It is He who causes the Red Sea to cover the very ones who strategically used the Red Sea to keep us limited and in survival mode. The great deliverance we are walking through is orchestrated and executed by God. He sees us moving towards the 7 mountains of our Promised Land and He is removing the embedded darkness that thought this to be THEIR Promised Land. The evil power holders are beginning to sense God is fighting for us. It will be more than a “sense” before 5779 is over. They will experience what it is like to be in the crosshairs of His Justice. Though we wrestle not against flesh and blood, some "flesh and blood" has so partaken of the demonic that they are almost one. Related to that:


“In that same day, I will punish all those who leap over the threshold, who fill their master's house with violence and deceit.”

Those who "leap over the threshold" are associated with the worship of Dagon. Dagon was the Philistine deity who was the father of Baal. Part of what will be coming out in 5779 is the proof that many of the corrupt ones being disempowered are actual worshipers of Baal, Molech, Dagon, and Satan himself. Some of the most abominable practices imaginable will come to light and it will be initially hard to believe because it will be so evil—and so widespread among certain evil elite. Their violence and their deceit have filled this nation, even in multigenerational ways. They are now going to be punished. Some you will never hear about, but their lives will just be taken, even as Herod’s life was taken in Biblical times. If you are one of these you will be in His crosshairs in 5779.


A strategy of Satan—that works with his lack of creativity—is to essentially hijack divine symbols and numbers and use them for his purposes. He is a thief and he hopes his stealing and corrupting of these things will cause God’s people to cease to acknowledge and benefit from the good. Numbers such as 3, 7, 30, 33, 300 and the rainbow are among those good numbers and symbols. He also uses an upside down cross, a distorted star of David, butterflies, and eagles as symbols for various evil things he is involved in. It is important that we don’t allow counterfeits to cause us to toss out the real. The real is still significant in heaven, and they are not removing something in heaven just because Satan has chosen to use it. You don’t throw away real $100 bills just because counterfeit ones have been made.

 There is a full rainbow around the throne (Rev. 4) and it is going to remain there. There are 7 blazing flames of fire around the throne and they are the 7 spirits of God, Himself (Rev. 4 and 5). 7 is the most perfect and complete number of our powerful and beautiful God. All of the previously mentioned numbers and symbols will have a positive application in heaven and still should for us today. For instance, red is not originally a color of Jezebel or code color for pedophilia. It is one of God’s colors and most powerfully speaks of the blood of Jesus, which is and was the game-changer of all game-changers. A Crimson Tide of deliverance is coming in on our behalf and it will take us into a new day.


I have talked often on the theme of justice over the last year, and this focus is only increasing. It is coming in ever-increasing waves. The main thing we want to be aware of about justice is that it is not so much about God being angry with evil and evil-doers but rather about His heart towards those being abused and harmed. His anger towards the evil ones is the secondary effect of His rescuing heart towards those that are “the least of these.” The human-trafficking, sex-trafficking, pedophilia rings are a specific focus of God at this time, and worldwide webs and rings are being disrupted and will be the focus of God’s Justice in 5779. The high-level purveyors of this abuse of His kids are going to meet up with His justice. In that justice assignment a merciful option to repent will be given—though many will reject it because the evil they have enveloped themselves in is so severe and extreme. It would cause most to face life-imprisonment or worse. Some will nevertheless repent and this will be a best-case scenario, as it will allow for the salvation of their souls. God is ever merciful—even in His justice.


There are all sorts of great economic numbers for our nation at this time. Dow Jones nearing 27,000, the Wilshire 5000 over 30,000, unemployment at the lowest ever, many numbers at the best ever for blacks, Hispanics, as well as for everyone else—despite President Trump supposedly doing all sorts of economic damaging things, such as entering into trade and tariff wars. We have been blessed economically, and despite the unchartered and somewhat unnerving process we are going through it will all tend towards an even greater financial rescue.  Whatever momentary hiccups we may experience from time to time, know that the steady direction will be economic health—despite surreptitious attempts from dark agendas to harm or kill the economy. If you are a believer there is one course of action for you to take moving forward on money matters, and that is, be bold. Don’t be a hoarder and don’t be consumed with self-preservation. This is the time for the righteous to be bold as lions and to ignore fearful speculations. Of course, to the degree that you yield to Mammon (fear or greed) to that degree, you risk missing out on the economic grace available. The rewards of being a believer don’t come because you have said the sinners' prayer. The rewards come by actually being a BELIEVER. Staying generous, honoring the Lord with your first fruit, and always inquiring of the Lord. These all become important guardrails as you move forward. A great multitude of ministers of wealth are about to be formed and released for the mandate of reaching cities and nations with kingdom solutions. Why not be a part of that great adventure with God?


It should seem only logical that if we are valuing the start of a new year based on the Jewish calendar that it is in itself establishing the preeminent place that Israel holds in world and kingdom affairs. There are so many things regarding Israel that God will be working on in 5779. There are surreptitious elements within Israel’s intelligence community that are going to be exposed, and it will be an important national matter and even international matter. Exposure of corruption, especially sexual, is going to be something God is going after, while simultaneously judging the outside nations that attempt to do Israel harm. He is going to be the perfect parent to Israel during these days, both correcting and protecting—and we are to understand and cooperate with His heart towards His initial covenant people. Israel is central to God’s master storytelling of the ages and it is worth never losing sight of that. He will be ever-rescuing and delivering Israel because He who began a good work will complete it perfectly. 


The goal of every new year must always be to seek how to agree with what God is presently doing. It is the area we most repeatedly miss God. Wrong timing and in the wrong measure is how we generally mess things up. Always be inquiring of God what is NEXT on His agenda and then how passionately to go for that. As long as we are more known for what we are against than what we are for, be assured we are doing something in either wrong timing or wrong measure, or both. God is executing a great day of deliverance on our behalf, but some of what He is coming to save us from is ourselves. Sometimes our greatest oppressors are not the evil, global elite, but church-released, faulty concepts on God and on His narrative of the day. Sometimes our greatest “fake news” is coming from our own pulpits. Sometimes our “Egyptians” are within us and we sabotage ourselves from our own breakthroughs by advancing rules and religion instead of love and relationship. This year I declare your great day of deliverance for all of it. He comes to set the captives free.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

"The Ninth Hour - From Survival to Revival!" Jane Hamon

I have been thinking much about 9's lately so this word from Jane Hamon was exciting for me to read.  Our pastor was taken ill on 9-9-18 (1+8=9) and he came out of the coma and began to speak yesterday 9-18-18!  I know there is a message in this and I am excited to figure out exactly what it is!!  The title alone is a good word for him!!

God is always speaking to His people, but at special times of celebration and commemoration, prophets and prophetic people listen for His words that will focus us for this new season. As we enter the Roman calendar year 2019 and the Hebraic calendar year 5779, we are asking for clarity and understanding of God's purposes so that we can properly position ourselves to receive and cooperate with all Heaven desires to perform.
God's present word for a season will often connect to previous words from previous seasons. Prophetic words are like road signs confirming His path and direction as we journey forward. One sign might indicate that we are to keep proceeding on the previous route and that these are some markers of what we should expect to see. Other words may indicate a turn or a change of direction, yet a continuation of the same journey. In the last several years God has spoken to me that we are in a time of Divine Reversals, both for individuals and for nations, we are in a Comeback season, and we are in the time of the Prophet's Reward, to name a few. These words connect us to God's heart, plan and reformation purposes in the earth.
"We are coming into a time of angelic encounters in which we are not just comforted or inspired by the presence of angels, but rather are empowered with clarity and insight for the days ahead."
This year as I prayed I heard the Lord say that this will be a time of birthing what we have been carrying and that He is taking His people and our land from survival to revival! We are in the 30th year of the birthing of the prophetic movement and it is time to see the prophet's reward (Matthew 10:40-41) which is breakthrough, miracles, abundance, increase and Heaven fighting for us.
Defining Revival
It's important to know that the definition of revival is not just a series of outpourings or crusade meetings but "revive" means, to return to life, consciousness, vigor, vitality, strength or a flourishing condition; a spiritual awakening; to quicken, restore and renew hope and confidence; to activate or set things into motion; to make operative or valid again; to quicken or renew the mind; to recover from financial depression; to rejuvenate, reactivate, resuscitate and revitalize. Wow! 
Revival is for everyone...the lost, the prodigal, the broken-hearted, the one struggling through doubt and unbelief, the one in desperate need of a miracle, the revolutionary and the reformers. We are coming out of survival and into revival! Let's take a look at what that will mean for us in the coming year!
Finishing One Cycle and Breaking into the New
The first important aspect to this new season is prophetically found in the end number for both the Roman and Hebraic years, the number nine. The number nine denotes the finishing of a cycle as we finish this decade with a sense of looking forward and not back. As we look to Scripture about the significance of how this number is used I believe there are several interesting and powerful keys that will enable us to unlock a surge of expectation, revelation and transformation effect for our personal lives, the Church and for our nation as well.
In Scripture we find that there are nine gifts of the Holy Spirit, nine fruits of the Holy Spirit and nine Beatitudes given by Christ to align us to His heart for one another and for the earth. Paul declared, "And my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God" (1 Corinthians 2:4-5).
This is a time when we must be continuously filled with the Holy Spirit to fully accomplish His divine purpose. We must increase our time of praying in the Spirit and activating the gifts of the Holy Spirit to experience His fullness. We must also allow the development of the fruit of the Holy Spirit with the corresponding attitudes which exemplify righteousness and set us free from confinement. Remember, gifts are given but fruit is grown.
It will be imperative that we have Ephesians 1:17-18 operating in our lives as God releases the spirit of wisdom and revelation in us on new levels and with new requirements of function. When the Holy Spirit reveals Himself in new ways we will be set free from sin, from defeating habit patterns and from limiting mindsets that hold us in survival.The Holy Spirit will break us out of survival and bring us into revival! (Photo via Unsplash)
A Birthing Season of Breakthrough
As a woman gives birth in the ninth month so will the Church begin to birth the breakthroughs we have been carrying releasing a time of fruitfulness, blessing, joy, fulfillment and harvest. The ninth letter of the Hebraic aleph bet is the letter Tet. Scholars say it is associated with the picture of a pregnant woman (though honestly I can't always see the similarity)! A pregnant woman is said to be "expecting." I hear the challenge of the Holy Spirit as He asks us, "What are you expecting?"We must move past disappointments and fears regarding past seasons of barrenness or spiritual still births and stir up a revival of our expectations before God in order to see our faith produce the breakthrough we have been carrying.
As a woman completes her ninth month her discomfort increases until the delivery. Sometimes she even feels miserable with emotions, sleepless nights and pressure...but there is a joy set before her. That joy will give you grace to endure the times of challenge knowing that when it becomes time to push... your life will change forever!
In Isaiah 37:3 Hezekiah declares "...for the children are come to birth and there is no strength to bring forth." This prophecy was given to King Hezekiah, a righteous king who was a reformer, turning Judah back to God and restoring temple worship. He was faithful to the Lord, yet his city (Jerusalem) had become besieged by the cruel king of Assyria, Sennacherib, and was faced with certain destruction if God didn't intervene.
The Rabshakeh Assignment
"God's power will cause an inactive, incapacitated, weak and limited Church to burst out with a renewed hope and confidence which activates "divine reversals" in every circumstance."
I had a dream where a spiritual assignment was sent against a godly leader. The enemy's name was Rabshakeh and he was coming to spread poison on the back of the leader and then take a rod and beat their back, driving the poison in and breaking the leader. (The back represents the place of a man's strength. Isaiah 22 talks about the burden in the valley of the vision. The back was where Jesus was beaten so that we can receive our healing. But the enemy wanted to beat Him down, afflict Him with poison, rob healing and destroy Him.) But before Rabshakeh could complete his mission of destruction, we alerted the authorities who captured him. They then led us out and put rods in our hands to beat his back!
What does this dream have to do with the story of the besiegement of Jerusalem? It turns out that Rabshakeh was not the name of a reggae band but rather was the emissary of Sennacherib, his mouthpiece sent to demoralize Hezekiah and his armies, trying to get them to give up, lay down their weapons and surrender the city. He tried to convince Hezekiah and his leaders that God had forsaken them and would not save them.
His name means "chief prince" and may well be a demonic assignment against true reformers and leaders today. Rabshakeh filled the air with accusations against who God is, against who the leaders are and about the impossibility of their situation. Understand he was seeking to spread poison and get in their heads so that they would be beaten down and submit to giving up and being overthrown. Don't let the enemy get in your head! He will convince you that all your works of righteousness and reformation have been for nothing and that in the end God will abandon you and not hear your prayers. Is it possible to be pregnant with reformation and not bring it forth? Is it possible to be pregnant with your miracle answer and it be aborted or still born because you give up?
Rather than let Rabshakeh and his poisonous words rob them of their land, Hezekiah set himself to seek the Lord and to pray. He encouraged his people with these faith filled words in the midst of desperate times: "'Be strong and courageous; do not be afraid nor dismayed before the king of Assyria, nor for all the multitude that is with him; for there be more with us than with him. With him is an arm of flesh; but with us is the LORD our God, to help us and to fight our battles.' And the people rested themselves upon the words of Hezekiah king of Judah" (2 Chronicles 32:7-8).
He also sent for Isaiah the prophet to get a word from God for them. Isaiah came and told Hezekiah the Lord had heard his prayers. He would defend the city! He then released a prophetic word of breakthrough that sounded impossible. That night God sent an angel down who wiped out 185,000 Assyrians and Rabshakeh and Sennacherib both returned to their own country only to be killed by their own. God fought for Judah!
Prayer and prophecy shifted the battle and brought heavenly intervention! The prophet's reward was manifested as God mobilized the angel armies to overthrow the enemy. It was about this situation that Isaiah prophesied in Isaiah 54:17"'No weapon formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue which rises against you in judgment you shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is from Me,' says the Lord!"
If you recall at the end of my dream the rod of punishment was used on the back of the enemy. Isaiah also prophesied about this, which is part of God's battle strategy for us today to break out of the survival of besiegement into revival for a new day. The voice of the Lord will shatter the Assyrian (your enemy). With His scepter He will strike him down. Every stroke the Lord lays on the back of the enemy with His punishing rod will be to the music of tambourines and harps as He fights him in battle with the blows of His arm (Isaiah 30:31)! The voice of the Lord and our praises are a weapon!
"Revival is for everyone...the lost, the prodigal, the broken-hearted, the one struggling through doubt and unbelief, the one in desperate need of a miracle, the revolutionary and the reformers."
If you are in survival mode...repent, pray and prophesy! If you feel besieged...repent, pray and prophesy! If you need a miracle that looks impossible...repent, pray and prophesy! If you are carrying reformation and revival...release the voice of God and it will shatter your enemy so you can bring it to birth! God will fight for you!
The Ninth Hour of Prayer
In Scripture, the ninth hour of the Jewish day was 3:00 in the afternoon (considered the 9th hour since daybreak). It was the time of prayer and evening sacrifice and was evidenced as a time when earthly prayers resulted in a heavenly response. This year, God is bringing the Church out of survival prayers into revival prayers. There is a growing excitement about what God is doing in the earth that will cause our prayers to be less self-focused (survival focused) and more Kingdom-focused. We will recognize that prayer is the midwife that births miracles! We will have such miracles breaking out to meet personal needs that we can press on, in faith, to focus on praying God's reformation purposes to be evidenced in culture and national transformation.
In 1 Kings 18:36-39 Elijah was on Mount Carmel in a showdown with the false prophets of Baal. While they were carrying on, cutting themselves and chanting empty petitions to their false gods, Elijah prepared an altar with a sacrifice on it. It was a time of drought, yet Elijah poured precious water over his sacrifice, indicating his complete dependence on Heaven to answer his prayers. In the ninth hour, at the time of evening sacrifice, God answered from Heaven and sent fire to consume the sacrifice and lick up the water.
The people were astounded by this supernatural display and immediately fell on their faces and turned their hearts back to God. This sign from Heaven, in the ninth hour, released Elijah to slay the false prophets and broke the curse of drought off the land. They went from the survival of drought to a revival of faith towards God which activated the prophetic release from Elijah declaring in 1 Kings 18:41"...there is the sound of abundance of rain!"
In this season, as God's people pray, God will send a response of Holy Spirit fire that will expose and oppose the "false prophets" of today...false religions and philosophies, false prognosticators in media and false reformation movements in culture that misconstrue justice. It's time to see spiritual drought broken and revival break out!
In Ezra chapters 9 and 10 we see Ezra prayed national revival prayers for the Jews at the time of the evening sacrifice (the 9th hour). As a result of his intercession, the nation returned to the God of their fathers and repented of their sin of marrying pagan wives, which had caused them to lose their distinctiveness as a Holy people. God heard their prayers, their repentance and restored them to His heart. More and more the Church will be Kingdom influencers within culture, but with a distinctiveness of holiness that also sets them apart as a counter-culture. It's only as we are salt and light that we can drive out darkness. (Photo via Unsplash)
In Daniel chapter 9, Daniel too prayed revival prayers interceding for his nation, repenting on behalf of their sin and separation from God, realizing that it was time for their 70 years of captivity in Babylon to come to an end. It was time for repentance, restoration and reformation in the land. At the ninth hour, the angel Gabriel appeared and began to give Daniel understanding and instruction. 
We are coming into a time of angelic encounters in which we are not just comforted or inspired by the presence of angels, but rather are empowered with clarity and insight for the days ahead. The angel's instruction enabled Daniel to lead God's people in a national shift – out of the survival of captivity and into a revival as God's people and with a vision to repossess their promised inheritance.
In the New Testament we see several powerful displays of Heaven being moved by the prayers of men in the ninth hour. In Acts 3:1 Peter and John were at the Gate Beautiful (meaning the appointed place at a favorable, appointed time) at the ninth hour of prayer when they encountered a lame man begging alms. He was living in a state of survival...begging just to survive. He lived with no victory, no breakthrough, no ability to move forward, no joy, no vision for his future that was different from the daily grind. Rather than giving him earthly riches to meet a temporal need, which would have left him in a survival state, Peter and John met his need that money couldn't buy and released healing to him.
His survival status as a lame man was immediately shifted to a man who carried revival as he leapt to his feet and praised God, demonstrating God's reality to all who knew him. His vision for life was revived! His joy was revived! His faith in God was revived! I believe this is a picture of not just miracles for individuals, but a picture of God's revival power, rejuvenating power, and restoring power over every area in which the Church has been lame, dysfunctional or limited in hope or vision for the future. God's power will cause an inactive, incapacitated, weak and limited Church to burst out with a renewed hope and confidence which activates "divine reversals" in every circumstance.
In Acts 10 we see the story of the Roman centurion, Cornelius, who is crying out to the Lord for salvation. He was a devout man who feared God and gave generously to the poor. Again, in the ninth hour, (the Jewish hour of prayer even though he was a Gentile) an angel visits him and says that his prayers and his giving have opened a door in the spirit realm that got God's attention. The angel then instructs him to send for Peter who will explain the path to salvation. The result is the Gospel of the Kingdom is first preached to a Gentile and his whole household is saved, filled with the Holy Spirit and baptized in water. There was a supernatural grace to not just save Cornelius, but his entire household.
We need to renew our prayers for prodigals and pre-believing family members to come to Christ. However, we must also understand that this whole story speaks of a new era beginning of nations turning to the Lord. This encounter opened up the Gentile world to the Gospel. Be prepared for the Lord to begin to visit unbelievers in dreams, visions and even angelic encounters which will break down the walls which have, thus far, kept them out of the Kingdom. Get ready for harvestPrepare for revival!
"Remember, gifts are given but fruit is grown."
One of the most powerful ninth hour stories, when the intercession of men caused Heaven to connect with Earth, is the day Jesus Christ was crucified. You see, He was hung on the Cross in the third hour (about 9:00 am) but at the ninth hour He cried out, "My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?" He then declared, "It is finished"and died. The declaration, "It is finished" is exactly what the priest would declare at the time of evening sacrifice after shedding the blood of the sacrificial lamb for the sins of the people.
Jesus became our intercessor and the perfect sacrifice for the sin of all humanity. It was in that same hour that the veil of the temple was torn from top to bottom, the ground shook and the dead were resurrected and appeared in the cities. All this happened in the ninth hour! God is declaring that the veil of separation (shame, fear, inadequacy, powerlessness, etc.) that many have felt kept them out of His holy presence is coming down. The heavens are being ripped open and a fresh access is being given to the goodness, power, revelation and wisdom from His throne room of grace. Everything that can be shaken will be shaken. But the shaking will result in revival, resurrection life and an awakening of dry bones that will cause the world to declare, "Truly Jesus is the Son of God!"
It is the ninth hour! Let's shift from survival-mode to a revival-mode! Let's raise our expectations and increase our prayer focus to birth the vision God has given. Let's get Rabshakeh's lies out of our heads. Let's release the voice of the Lord to shatter the enemy. Let's push in prayer and the power of the Holy Spirit to see a nation born in a day. Let's receive our prophet's reward. God will fight for us! (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)
Jane Hamon
Vision Church @ Christian International

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

'I Am Ordering Your Steps to a Breakthrough Showdown' Jennifer LeClaire

This word from Jennifer LeClaire was posted on the Global Prophetic website today.  I believe it is what God is saying to those who are hungering and thirsting for Him.

'I Am Ordering Your Steps to a Breakthrough Showdown' Jennifer LeClaire

September 17, 2018
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I heard the Lord say: “I am ordering the steps of the hungry to the eye-opening experience. I am ordering the steps of the righteous to the purposes and plans I’ve called them to. I am ordering those who are not content to stay in the place they are, to the place that I’ve called them to come.

“I am inviting you to come higher. I am inviting you to go deeper. I am inviting you to press a little more, press a little more, press a little more because there are obstacles that are in your path, says God, but I am ordering your steps to the place where you will come to a showdown with that which has prevented you from your breakthrough. I am ordering you to that place where you will face down the giants that defy you and you will overcome them, says God. Not by might, not by power, but by My Spirit, says the Lord.

“I am opening your eyes even now and I’m causing you to see your enemies with pity and with mercy. I’m opening our eyes right now and I am causing you to see yourself as you really are in Christ. I am opening your eyes right now. It’s an eye-opening encounter, even now, right now, in this place. Open your spiritual eyes and see Me and know Me for who I really am. Because I am the conqueror of all conquerors. There is nothing that can stand in defiance of My will.

“I am making a way for you to come to that place of the showdown; to come to that place of overcoming; to come to that place where you will make the enemy bow, in My name. I am ordering your steps to that place of encounter where you will see Me differently than you’ve ever seen Me before. You will see Me as the Captain of the hosts. You will see Me as your provider in the midst of a famine. You will see Me as the one who loves your soul unconditionally and who will hold on to you through every storm; and who will be there for you in every instant, whatever season you are walking in.

“I am shaking up your paradigm of who I am and who you are in Me. I am shaking and stirring your perception of who the enemy is and who he is not. For some of you have seen the enemy as greater than, bigger than, stronger than. But you need to see Me as all of that and more. I am greater than. I am bigger than. I am stronger than and I am on the inside of you. So, open your eyes and take another look. Open your eyes and I will remove the scales that have caused you to see in part, to know in part and to walk in partial blindness.”

“I am bringing you to that place of an eye-opening encounter and you will see the big picture. You will see far out ahead. You will have a vision for the future, the vision that I have for you. It’s a vision of a future of a hub of success, of prosperity, of healing, of victory. My vision for you is awesome.

“So, open your eyes and be willing to see past where you are standing now, and be willing to see two, three, four, five yards ahead, a hundred meters ahead. Be willing to see out in the distance and don’t let the obstacles that you see in your path sway you any longer. Don’t let the obstacles that are in your path sway you from pressing on, pressing in, pressing through, because when you press, I am pressing with you.”

Jennifer LeClaire: