Six ministers in each service addressed the issue of "what lawful and scriptural basis guarantees our freedom to worship God at all times?" The seventh minister led prayer during the benediction and our State Representative wound the whole event up leading us in a song, a corporate prayer of intercession with, "God Bless America."
At the end of the 2nd service I followed Troy Green of Northwest Life Center who served as the closer of this event with a powerful call for the restoration of David's tabernacle. I did the benediction. Click here for a 2 minute Youtube video where I began to pray for the real Church to arise. I prayed for courage to return to the Church and for the body of Christ to get a spine.
But, I want to focus on "arise." Why? Because on our drive back across the mountains we saw an unusual sight which I believe is a sign of the real Church arising. It's an encouragement from our Lord that He has heard and is answering our prayer. 1 Kings 18 provides context for it as does Joel 2. What God is saying through the sign?
There is a Church Arising!
In 1st Kings 18 we see the prophet Elijah confronting the wicked decisions and false prophets of King Ahab and Jezebel. In 18:41 Elijah tells the king to go eat and drink for there is a sound of an abundance of rain. Then Elijah went to the top of Mount Carmel and began to pray and told his servant to go towards the sea and look. He looked and saw nothing until the seventh time. 1 Kings 18:44 says, "Then it came to pass the seventh time, that he said, "There is a cloud, as small as a man's hand, rising out of the sea!" So he said, "Go up, say to Ahab, 'Prepare your chariot, and go down before the rain stops you.'"
This is What I Heard & See
This is what I heard the Lord say to the body of Christ in Washington state. You have prayed and you have prayed and saw nothing. Now, a handful of ministers arose and confronted the false narrative coming out of Olympia. Now I hear the sound of an abundance of "reign" and I see the sign of a cloud, the size of a man's fist arising over the mountains.
This points to a people who'll storm heaven that Christ may reign upon this earth, that His kingdom may come and His will may be done, that He might receive a harvest of souls worthy of the sacrifice of His Son. That Micah 4:1-2, Isaiah 2:2-3 and Joel 2 might become a reality. That the mountain of the Lord's house would be established on top of the mountains by a people whom God brings forth in the day of the Lord. Note the underlines below.
Blow the trumpet in Zion,
And sound an alarm in My holy mountain!
Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble;
For the day of the LORD is coming,
For it is at hand:
2 A day of darkness and gloominess,
A day of clouds and thick darkness,
Like the morning clouds spread over the mountains.
A people come, great and strong,
The like of whom has never been;
Nor will there ever be any such after them,
Even for many successive generations.
3 A fire devours before them,
And behind them a flame burns;
The land is like the Garden of Eden before them,
And behind them a desolate wilderness;
Surely nothing shall escape them.
4 Their appearance is like the appearance of horses;
And like swift steeds, so they run.
5 With a noise like chariots
Over mountaintops they leap,
Like the noise of a flaming fire that devours the stubble,
Like a strong people set in battle array.
The LORD gives voice before His army,
For His camp is very great;
For strong is the One who executes His word....
What follows this army? A call to repentance. A call to ministers to intercede. A call for the former and the latter rain together. A call for God to pour out of His spirit on all flesh and a promise that whoever calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
God is calling forth His remnant and it is arising! Can you see it? I see it. A people come great and strong like whom the world has never seen nor will there be any such after them. A people who will prepare the way of the Lord. Revelation 22:20 "He who testifies to these things says, "Surely I am coming quickly." Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus!"
I submit this to you for your prayerful consideration. Join us in this call for the remnant to arise. Join us in word and in deed, do you hear the call to join the Lord's army? Let the real Church arise in the power of Jesus Christ.