Seriously, 2020 marked the beginning of a Great Awakening. Or, perhaps i should say, it set the stage for a Great Awakening which began with a rude awakening. We have entered a new era in Church history. Now the observation I am about to share was inspired by something Rick Joyner shared months ago and I am repeating some of what I heard and mixing in my own thoughts. The challenge, I don't remember exactly what he said but he is certainly the one who introduced this concept that resonates in my heart.
There are Four Major Era's Which Made Their Mark on World History
- Kings who made war (think BC to 500AD).
- Religious Leaders who made war and ruled (500AD to 1700AD)
- Political systems from which a variety of ism's emerged such as capitalism, socialism, communism and fascism. They made war and impacted history.
- This new era will be marked by businesses who become more powerful that kings, religious leaders and political systems.
Consider the likes of Google, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Microsoft, Apple... and how how the Communist Chinese Party has allied itself with some business to launch a "civil" war through political intrigue, a manipulated plague, and media. I mean, there may not be the level of physical violence you think of in a civil war, but it is a war never the less. God has been and is calling a Church, a people, an Ekklesia into the market place to confront this war. it's a war that began in Revelation 12 when a war in heaven spilled to earth. The battle over God's kingdom and over the souls of men and women and their eternal destiny in heaven or in hell continues. For such a time as this, we've been brought forth. This is our season. This is our kairos moment.
There are Leaders, Organizations, Businesses and Ministries Called for this Era!
Proclaim this among the nations:
"Prepare for war!
Wake up the mighty men,
Let all the men of war draw near,
Let them come up.
"You are My battle-ax and weapons of war:
For with you I will break the nation in pieces;
With you I will destroy kingdoms;
21 With you I will break in pieces the horse and its rider;
With you I will break in pieces the chariot and its rider;
22 With you also I will break in pieces man and woman;
With you I will break in pieces old and young;
With you I will break in pieces the young man and the maiden;
23 With you also I will break in pieces the shepherd and his flock;
With you I will break in pieces the farmer and his yoke of oxen;
And with you I will break in pieces governors and rulers.
24 "And I will repay Babylon
And all the inhabitants of Chaldea
For all the evil they have done
In Zion in your sight," says the LORD.
Then the LORD put forth His hand and touched my mouth, and the LORD said to me:
"Behold, I have put My words in your mouth.
10 See, I have this day set you over the nations and over the kingdoms,
To root out and to pull down,
To destroy and to throw down,
To build and to plant."
God is Connecting The Praying Warring Church with those called to the Market Place
Ezekiel 37 provides the context for this. The connecting of the body is likened unto the mobilization of the army of the Lord. It goes on to describe the connecting of Judah who represents praise, David’s tribe, the one who founded Zion and David’s tabernacle. Acts 15:16-17 reveals that the restoration of David's tabernacle is the key to the harvest. This is one of the reasons why God has been connecting KLI and our stewardship of 1Church1Day with business leaders and business leaders with us. We represent the branch of Judah while they represent the branch of Joseph. Joseph represents wisdom, leadership, stewardship, business/, and a governmental anointing. Ezekiel 37:16 says, "As for you, son of man, take a stick for yourself and write on it: 'For Judah and for the children of Israel, his companions.' Then take another stick and write on it, 'For Joseph, the stick of Ephraim, and for all the house of Israel, his companions.'
Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision!
For the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision.
15 The sun and moon will grow dark,
And the stars will diminish their brightness.
16 The LORD also will roar from Zion,
And utter His voice from Jerusalem;
The heavens and earth will shake;
But the LORD will be a shelter for His people,
And the strength of the children of Israel.
17 "So you shall know that I am the LORD your God,
Dwelling in Zion My holy mountain.
Then Jerusalem shall be holy,
And no aliens shall ever pass through her again."
Esther 4:14 14 For if you remain completely silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father's house will perish. Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?"
Faith is spelled RISK!
This prophetic word certainly has a corporate application but in our case, it also has a personal application as I've been selected to oversee a certain foundation involved in this spiritual war. This provides context for this next declaration.
His Foundation is in the Holy Mountain
In my case, my job is to ensure my Father's foundation, His foundation, is in the holy mountain (24/7 prayer, praise and worship) so that He might receive the nations for His inheritance. In doing so, you will find God's foundation in the holy mountains. The mountains of society which have been set apart and occupied by His people in each jurisdiction.
1 His foundation is in the holy mountains.
2 The LORD loves the gates of Zion
More than all the dwellings of Jacob.
3 Glorious things are spoken of you,
O city of God!
……5 And of Zion it will be said,
"This one and that one were born in her;
And the Most High Himself shall establish her."
6 The LORD will record,
When He registers the peoples:
"This one was born there."
7 Both the singers and the players on instruments say,
"All my springs are in you."
Therefore We Declare
I will say to the north, 'Give them up!'
And to the south, 'Do not keep them back!'
Bring My sons from afar,
And My daughters from the ends of the earth--
7 Everyone who is called by My name,
Whom I have created for My glory;…
Blow the trumpet in Zion,
And sound an alarm in My holy mountain!.....
Joel 2:2-3 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…… they are like a strong people set in battle array.
They run like mighty men,
They climb the wall like men of war;
Every one marches in formation,
And they do not break ranks.
8 They do not push one another;
Every one marches in his own column.
Though they lunge between the weapons,
They are not cut down.
The earth quakes before them,
The heavens tremble;
The sun and moon grow dark,
And the stars diminish their brightness.
11 The LORD gives voice before His army,
For His camp is very great;
For strong is the One who executes His word.
God is Pouring our Wisdom to War and to Build...
...along with the spirit of revelation.
that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, 18 the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, 19 and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power 20 which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, 21 far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come.
22 And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the church, 23 which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.
Through wisdom a house is built,
And by understanding it is established;
4 By knowledge the rooms are filled
With all precious and pleasant riches.
5 A wise man is strong,
Yes, a man of knowledge increases strength;
6 For by wise counsel you will wage your own war,
And in a multitude of counselors there is safety.
Why do I give you this wisdom?
Deliver those who are drawn toward death,
And hold back those stumbling to the slaughter.
God is Sending Us After Glory to the Nations
For thus says the LORD of hosts: "He sent Me after glory, to the nations which plunder you; for he who touches you touches the apple of His eye. 9 For surely I will shake My hand against them, and they shall become spoil for their servants. Then you will know that the LORD of hosts has sent Me.
10 "Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion! For behold, I am coming and I will dwell in your midst," says the LORD. 11 "Many nations shall be joined to the LORD in that day, and they shall become My people. And I will dwell in your midst. Then you will know that the LORD of hosts has sent Me to you.
His glory is manifested as nation’s destinies are shifted from that of a goat nation to sheep nations.
Therefore endure hardness as a good soldier of Jesus Christ
2 Timothy 2:1-7
You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. 2 And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. 3 You therefore must endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. 4 No one engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who enlisted him as a soldier. 5 And also if anyone competes in athletics, he is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules. 6 The hardworking farmer must be first to partake of the crops. 7 Consider what I say, and may the Lord give you understanding in all things
Those Who Endure the Purification Process Qualify for Power & Authority
"Behold, I send My messenger,
And he will prepare the way before Me.
And the Lord, whom you seek,
Will suddenly come to His temple,
Even the Messenger of the covenant,
In whom you delight.
Behold, He is coming,"
Says the LORD of hosts.
2 "But who can endure the day of His coming?
And who can stand when He appears?
For He is like a refiner's fire
And like launderers' soap.
3 He will sit as a refiner and a purifier of silver;
He will purify the sons of Levi,
And purge them as gold and silver,
That they may offer to the LORD
An offering in righteousness.
4 "Then the offering of Judah and Jerusalem
Will be pleasant to the LORD,
As in the days of old,
As in former years.
5 And I will come near you for judgment;
I will be a swift witness
Against those who exploit wage earners and widows and orphans,
And against those who turn away an alien--
Because they do not fear Me,"
Says the LORD of hosts.
6 "For I am the LORD, I do not change;
Even so Lord, let Your word run swiftly to accomplish all that you sent it to do. May the people whom You have called come forth in this season that You Lord might be magnified as their/our destinies are fulfilled.