The Lord has been speaking to me for quite a few years now about a major wave of deliverance coming to the body of Christ like we have never seen before. I believe we have now entered that time, where the Lord is delivering His people in power in ways we have never experienced. Recently I heard the Lord say, "Now is the time for 24-hour, major, monumental deliverance." When He spoke these words, they resounded loudly in my spirit. He is moving in so much power, upon many right now, that monumental change will take place in a day. Things will look one way and then, suddenly, the mighty wind of the Holy Spirit will come in power and bring significant deliverance and complete change.
A silk merchant in China in 200 B.C. would have faced a months-long journey to transport his goods to what is now the Middle East and Europe. Over the centuries, the routes traveled by merchants from the East became known as the Silk Road, one of the earliest attempts at globalizing markets. Today, a Chinese silk merchant would put his goods on one of many websites where buyers from around the world could shop. What used to take months on the Silk Road now takes only minutes on the "internet road."
I recently had an open vision of many eagles flying over America. In the vision, as the eagles soared through the air, they would take the roofs off of the buildings they flew over. As these roofs were removed, some buildings exploded with the fire of God, and others were simply exposed. Some of the buildings were homes where individuals and families lived, and others were churches, businesses or government buildings. As soon as the Lord gave me this vision, He began to reveal to me the prophetic significance of this vision. Many times the Lord will use eagles to represent those who operate with an apostolic or prophetic anointing.
As we're running this race called life, it's helpful to remember where we are headed. If we are in Christ and are running this race the way He wants us to, then we are bound for glory. In the midst of our daily trials and tribulations, though, we quickly understand that our physical bodies have limitations, aches, pains, diseases and will eventually expire. I'm glad there is part of us that will live on forever. That is the real essence of us, our souls and spirits. It's hard not to focus on the fact that suffering is part of living in our current bodies of flesh, but suffering for Christ is not losing. It is winning. Romans 8:18 (NLT) tell us that "what we suffer now is nothing compared to the glory He will reveal to us later."
The King's daughter is all glorious within: her clothing is of wrought gold. (Psalms 45:13) This is our hour and season to be that radiant Bride, to shine forth the goodness of God. He delights in drawing close to His Bride. His eyes are always on us, and His beloved shall flourish once more - brighter, sweeter, lovelier, more beautiful, more glorious, purer, increasingly radiant, and fairer than any other! They shall carry the glorious presence of their Lord and shall flourish forever in the courts of our God! You can hear their cries from the secret place singing as one: "Yea, he is altogether lovely." (Song of Solomon 5:16).
There is a huge emphasis in the evangelical church on evangelism, church planting and the like. This is good since the church should never be separated from its mission of proclaiming Jesus to this lost world. In light of this, I believe the church will fall short of its goals unless we incorporate signs, wonders and miracles into our methodological norm as we evangelize. The Scriptures are replete with passages equating the knowledge of God with His display of the supernatural. For example, the Old Testament is full of examples like Abraham and Sarah having a child past the normal biological age, Moses doing signs and wonders in Egypt so that His power may be demonstrated to the world (Rom. 9:17) and Elijah calling down fire from heaven to demonstrate that the Lord is the true God (1 Kings 18).
This is what the Lord says: "Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls." Jeremiah 6:16Ã¢â'¬"17 NIV The Lord is opening the "ancient paths" to those who want to go deeper in intimacy and higher in spiritual wisdom, revelation and understanding. Your suffering and dark nights of the soul are coming to an end. For those who want this, "... ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls." There is a season of rest coming but you have to battle to get into it. Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest. Hebrews 4:11 KJV The Lord is calling people to step up right now and contend and battle for what is coming. As you come into agreement with the Lord and others in prayer, you can battle from a place of rest. The time of rest will come after first of January.
In the parable of the sower in Mark 4, Jesus reveals that the seed is the Word of God, man's heart is the soil, and Satan comes to take away the Word that is sown: "The sower sows the word. And these are the ones by the wayside where the word is sown. When they hear, Satan comes immediately and takes away the word that was sown in their hearts." (Mark 4:14-15) In Mark 4:17-19, Jesus reveals that when affliction, persecution, cares of this world, deceitfulness of riches, and lusts of other things enter in, they choke the Word so it becomes unfruitful in your life.
There are two anointings, and only one is God's. Some people wonder just what the anointing is. A secular way to describe it would be like the "chemistry" two people have together. They could just be friends, or they could be boyfriend and girlfriend, or an "electric" feeling that has an energy like you find among good chums or working together on a project. God's anointing and the devil's anointing also has an "energy," and you could be attracted to it or repelled by it. Depends on what is going on inside of you! Energy and gifting is multiplied.
In general, most deliverance ministry and spiritual warfare prayers fall short of what we need to bind, restrict, clean up and clear up the spiritual atmosphere. People stay in bondage because we don't go deep enough and far enough in using our authority and casting out demons. We get bored and stagnant in our prayer time and don't partner with the Holy Spirit to listen to what He says needs to be prayed out. I remember a mother who kept trying to take charge of her child's health by praying in her mind, "I rebuke you, Satan." I told her she must speak out and decree into the situation, but she persisted that rebuking the devil in her mind was enough.