Inciting Peace, from Sunday, 3.15.20
The Scripture Isaiah 26 and Passover texts mirror one another (Ex12:22-27). The Lord gave me Isaiah 26 today to incite peace regarding the coronavirus and other diseases that could come in the future. I want to encourage us all that we can claim the blood of the Lamb over our doorposts and that God will keep the mind that is dependent on him in perfect peace, for it is trusting in him. Isaiah 26:3. I believe there is much more to draw from this text but hope it is encouraging to someone as it was to me.
What does Isaiah 26 say? Isaiah 26 is about a kingdom named Judah that starts out in strength, “In that day, everyone in the land of Judah will sing this song: Our city is strong! We are surrounded by the walls of God’s salvation. Open the gates to all who are righteous; allow the faithful to enter. You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you!” (26:1-4)
But then the tone of Isaiah 26 begins to change and the circumstances of the city suddenly shift as it is noted that God “humbles the proud and brings down the arrogant city. He brings it down to the dust. The poor and oppressed trample it underfoot, and the needy walk all over it.” (26:4-6)
The prophet Isaiah contrasts the people in the land as those who are righteous and (vs. 7) and wicked (vs. 10). The righteous trust him, obey him, their heart’s desire is to glorify his name (vs. 8), they search for God night and day and they know that God is merciful but also a good judge that many times people only learn from when the literal earth is judged (26:8-9).
There are many righteous people in our land right now, like Judah these ones are unknown but faithful. They are depending on the merciful, righteous Judge of the earth to lead and guide them into truth, to lead the world into healthy places. They are intercessors and seekers in the secret place where many do not see them. They are living for the audience of God and want what is right in his eyes, not in man’s eyes or in the cultural status quo for they know this will bring healing to their nation and the world. God will then be glorified.
But Isaiah 26 does not end there, there are also the “wicked” who God is kind to, but God’s kindness “does not make them good” (26:10). They keep doing wrong even when others are doing right (26:11), they do not take notice of God or the great things God is doing around them (26:11) and they do not pay attention to God when he is about to judge the earth (26:11). This group of people are not won by God’s kindness nor God’s judgment.
Like a child who is not obeying his parents, there are two ways to get the child’s attention, through kindness and discipline but the child still has the free will to decide to change or listen. This is how those who are not paying attention, distracted, unwilling to even notice the Father are behaving in our land and world. The Father wants with everything in him to have a relationship with them, save them from their own dysfunctional behavior and heal them but they are completely distracted with unhealthy activities and overall spiritual slumber. They have not been won over.
The righteous in this story continue to suffer (26:18) in ways no one seems to see and nothing seems to come of it, they feel pregnant with child but never seem to see their child, they are oppressed by the “wicked” and have sought God in distress and discipline but it doesn’t seem like it is working to them, and now here they are in the midst of a national crisis having to renew their faith again. These are the faithful, the believing but the tired ones who God tells to “Go home..and lock your doors!” (vs. 20) until the challenging times pass.
This is happening in America right now, as Judah, we are being told to “Go home…and lock our doors!” in social distancing and chosen quarantine until the works that will hopefully awaken the slumbering ones to God, passes.
This is the same work God did with the Children of Israel in Passover.
Moses told the righteous people to get a Passover lamb, and spread it’s blood across the door frames of their houses so the death angel that was striking the land would pass their home. But “no one may go out through the door until the morning.” Again, they were to “Go home…and lock their doors!” This action of consecration, worship and fellowship occurred family to family in their homes, not in a traditional or heavily gathered corporate worship center. The people in both Isaiah 26 and Exodus 12 were locked away in their homes to enter into a deeper space of faith and seeking God as God passed over their homes.
This is what the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, the God of Israel, says to all the captives he has exiled to Babylon from Jerusalem: “Build homes, and plan to stay. Plant gardens, and eat the food they produce. Marry and have children. Then find spouses for them so that you may have many grandchildren. Multiply! Do not dwindle away! And work for the peace and prosperity of the city where I sent you into exile. Pray to the Lord for it, for its welfare will determine your welfare.”Jeremiah 29:4-7, NLT
Of course, we now see the same symbolic action happening throughout the world as the people of God are returning home, to the place that God always intended to be a house of worship. The Passover Lamb represents Jesus Christ, the Lamb that was ultimately sacrificed as the Messiah for the sins and atonement of the world (Jn 1:29 and Rev 13:8). We are wise to go to our homes and celebrate the Lamb that has been sacrificed for us through his death, burial and resurrection. He still has power to save us from every plague that could lead to death today!
Interestingly enough we are still on God’s time table. Passover is to be celebrated every year so we will remember God’s deliverance from a plague that was meant to kill but could not touch God’s people (12:43-51). We are now in between Purim and Passover and although God is good and faithful, his judgments are in the land as well.
This is an aspect of God that we must accept as his people. He does not allow the harmful effects of sin to humanity and to his earth to go without response because he loves us and cares for his world.
Our response is what is most important. Will we use wisdom, take food to care for each home and worship together as a family or will we panic and be disillusioned because of releases that are not meant for us?
As we have just exited the season of Purim, March 10-11, 2020 and the day after Purim, the president of the United States made an announcement regarding the seriousness of this plague, we can depend on Haman, the enemy of the Jews (who once had a plan to annihilate them) to be defeated through our consecration.
This is high time for the Esther’s to arise in faithful consecration, to not back down to strongholds meant to destroy us and to use their continual seeking to knock down the enemy’s plan to annihilate- steal, kill and destroy (John 10:10). We must continue to pray and take a stand as we are still (emotionally at peace, not moved) in our homes.
Like Esther, we must go before the King for mercy and a decree that will stop this plague, crying out for awakening in the land.
Meanwhile, we are entering Passover season (April 8-16, 2020) in which we can believe God that this pandemic will pass over the entire earth as we cry out for mercy, enjoy our families and make peace with God.
Like the Jews we are not slaves to this, we do not need to fear the worse, we need to believe for a lifting of this stronghold off the earth by Passover’s time and not only that but there will be a release of blessing to the faithful ones in this time, “And the people of Israel did as Moses had instructed; they asked the Egyptians for clothing and articles of silver and gold. The Lord caused the Egyptians to look favorably on the Israelites, and they gave the Israelites whatever they asked for. So they stripped the Egyptians of their wealth!”
There is a wealth transfer coming to the land during this season in a time where it looks like only death and fear is being released. This is not only material wealth but releases of answered prayers, God given dreams and the fruition of what many have been pregnant with spiritually for years. This test will birth new life.
We are in the birthing room of new spiritual movements and awakening in our land, if we use this time of consecration well and allow the spiritual midwives (prophets, teachers, pastors, apostles) to lead us into newness of life.
Time to Re-calibrate
It is time to re-calibrate, seasons like this are designed by God for us to do so. Many are considering Jesus famous Calming of the Storm response to the disciples’ panicking words “Master, Master, we’re going to drown!” Jesus kept taking his nap as the fierce storm surrounded them and water filled the boat then rebuked the winds and waves calming the storm. He responded, “Where is your faith?”
Seasons like this not only remind us who our God is, but where our faith is. We see more clearly than ever where we are in the boat spiritually. Do we have faith? Which measure of faith? Where does our faith need to be strengthened?
Where do we need to re-calibrate ourselves spiritually?
What does it mean to Calibrate?
: to adjust or mark (something, such as a measuring device) so that it can be used in an accurate and exact way. : to measure (something) in an exact and precise way.
We need to re-calibrate. We need to remeasure where we are based on the standard, God’s Word, and get back in alignment.
But how do we do this as a nation and nations of the world? We will start with Ameri
Prophetic Word for America & the Church/Church Leaders in America:
In a nation that seemingly has Everything, as someone who has traveled and seen nations we would deem as having Nothing and Call Third World…We Are In Great Need, to Learn Quickly How To Live with Less And Keep Our Joy! America, we are Way too dependent on own finances, resources and Stuff. We are Standing on Ground that can be Shaken too Easily because it is Not the Rock (Christ).
It is time to turn from this slumber we as a nation have been in and return to Christ because any other foundation will have us shaken when adversity arises.
This crisis is revealing where many have turned away from God or never really depended on him in the first place, our prayer lives are Not where they should be, we have knowingly and unknowingly worshipped human edifices and do Not really realize the church is a people/a body of believers and Not a building. Many of us are consequently not spiritually strong enough to know how to fight in the Spirit
We have idolized fame, fortune and stuff rather than honoring the true apostles, prophets, pastors, teachers and evangelists God has placed like pillars in our land because many are hidden by the Lord, God is training them to lead in times of nothing because if we only know how to work in huge edifices and with well known speakers but do not know how to lead an army with little we are doing our nation a disservice as a Leaders in the Body of Christ.
If we don’t teach the people to intercede, cry out for hours in intercession and break away from the 30 minute sermon, 1 hour service model with 15 minutes of worship alone then how will we break open the heavens and win the battle in the heavenlies over worldwide pandemics and injustices?
Let’s learn from our brothers and sisters leading millions of house churches in China and around the world with barely any money and no government support. Let’s stop depending on man made institutions, political parties and what the grocery store aisles can provide and learn to depend on God again. We are thankful for the resources we have and it would be unwise not to continue to use them, but these resources cannot become our foundation nor source of peace.
It is time for the ekklesia to rise as a mighty spiritual army of faith, dependence and joy, supernaturally turning from our earthy riches to value the eternal inheritance we have promised. Lets be the hope speakers of our day and be bold as lions.
Buy Gold, America: The Power of the Family Altar & Intimacy with God
You say, ‘I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.’ But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked.
“So I advise you to buy gold from me—gold that has been purified by fire. Then you will be rich. Also buy white garments from me so you will not be shamed by your nakedness, and ointment for your eyes so you will be able to see. I correct and discipline everyone I love. So be diligent and turn from your indifference. “Look! I stand at the door and knock. If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in, and we will share a meal together as friends. Those who are victorious will sit with me on my throne, just as I was victorious and sat with my Father on his throne. “Anyone with ears to hear must listen to the Spirit and understand what he is saying to the churches.””
Revelation 3:18-22 NLT
This time of consecration and being at home with loved ones is a wonderful time to buy gold from the Lord, real gold, not money. We are in need of self examination, recalibration and confidence. Those who are in faith, continue to stand in faith and do not allow what you see around you in the natural to remove your stance. Those who are seeing weaknesses in your faith, build yourself up in the Lord, ask for forgiveness and use the Scriptures to obtain spiritual riches: faith, peace, longsuffering, patience, self control, intimacy with God, and most importantly love for those in your inner circle (not only those who can be reached from a platform or outer circles). This is time to return to our first love and to turn to our spouses and children in deeper communion. This is what really matters and our new 20/20 vision from this experience is Awakening the Power of the Family Altar to us.
We have placed the family second but need to return fire (worship, intercession, petition) to this altar so that it will thrive again.
Intercession and Spiritual Warfare
This is Not to Incite Fear, but to Awaken Faith and More Prayer.
I also saw a vision of these huge monster/robots standing all over the earth. I believe these are principalities releasing these plagues on the earth.
How do we respond to principalities? Principalities are mentioned in the Bible. Ephesians 6:12 says “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” These high place demons or fallen angels can affect the world with sickness and death as seen when Satan releases demons to the earth that look like scorpions (Revelation 9:2-4). Again a distinction was made between God’s people and those who were not God’s people.
We can battle against these strongholds that are released on the earth and pray for protection because we have been given power over all the power of the enemy (Luke 10:19), authority to trample and snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy. It is promised that nothing will harm us as we do this.
But we must also know that some of these plagues will continue to come to the earth. We are in spiritual warfare right now and will be calling a Purim-Passover 21 Day fast to engage these principalities that have been released on the earth. We are commanded not to fear but also to be vigilant and knowledgeable of our times. This is what we plan to do in the Body of Christ.
No matter how these plagues have been released on the earth, we can respond in authority, confidence, faith and in the offensive to protect the earth spiritually.
To the Church of China & the World: Buy Oil & Believe for Awakening, Thursday, 3.19.20
Thursday morning at 6am the Lord spoke the number 1448 to me, I had never heard this number nor heard anyone speak on it. It was spirit breathed.
1448 is a leap year that China experienced an ending of 14 years of natural disasters including famine, locust infestation, drought and flooding. This year was a breakthrough year for China after a long series of natural disasters and loss. 2020 is a leap year, we are experiencing a shortened version of what occurred in China during that time. May it also be a breakthrough year for the world, with an increased spreading of the gospel, opening of eyes to the truth and may the Lord use this to wake us up to who he is/our spiritual slumber and need for him. He is jealous for us, his bride.
14 is the number of double completion, a finished work. May God complete in us what he has desired to complete from the beginning. May we be purified and strengthened during this time.
May we look to the church of China for inspiration and insight in how to live in these times. China is being highlighted because the church there is an example of how the worldwide church can thrive. This is to incite faith and encouragement to the church, not to demean the Asian peoples.
Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.Philippians 1:6, NIV
“Buy of me oil.” I heard this very clearly. Be wise virgins and buy oil during this time of consecration. It is not enough to simply live through this test and make it, it is vital that we are active, that we Buy Oil during this time.
This concept comes from Matthew 25:1-13. I have left the entire excerpt here for us to read because it is very insightful and a great reminder for those of us that already have heard it taught:
“Then the Kingdom of Heaven will be like ten bridesmaids who took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. The five who were foolish didn’t take enough olive oil for their lamps, but the other five were wise enough to take along extra oil. When the bridegroom was delayed, they all became drowsy and fell asleep. “At midnight they were roused by the shout, ‘Look, the bridegroom is coming! Come out and meet him!’ “All the bridesmaids got up and prepared their lamps. Then the five foolish ones asked the others, ‘Please give us some of your oil because our lamps are going out.’ “But the others replied, ‘We don’t have enough for all of us. Go to a shop and buy some for yourselves.’ “But while they were gone to buy oil, the bridegroom came. Then those who were ready went in with him to the marriage feast, and the door was locked. Later, when the other five bridesmaids returned, they stood outside, calling, ‘Lord! Lord! Open the door for us!’ “But he called back, ‘Believe me, I don’t know you!’ “So you, too, must keep watch! For you do not know the day or hour of my return.”
Matthew 25:1-13 NLT
Oil represents the anointing and comes from time with the bridegroom. We must prepare for his coming, events such as this virus, the locust plague in Africa and more shaking to come, are the training ground for us to buy and keep “extra oil” for we do not know when the Bridegroom is coming. We are to be awakened and excited about his coming, like a Bride who has oil waiting for her bridegroom to come (this was the tradition of brides in the culture of Matthew 25). This again is not to incite fear but to incite longing for what matters most over all other distractions that contend for our hearts when we are in seasons of prosperity (when nothing seems to be going wrong, we many times stop praying and seeking God like we should be) Buying oil should be a lifestyle not a moment.
This oil will give us the light and wisdom we need in dark hours, to see, have clarity and know where to go in the path. We will not be panicky and lost at times like this when we have brought oil ahead of time. Many of us are desperately searching for oil now that we are in the test; this is the mercy of God to show us where we can re-calibrate ourselves into a lifestyle that is more focused on prayer and consistent time in the Word. We can reset our affections on things above- God, his word and the people around us rather than stuff or trying to climb a ladder- even in the church world. We will see clearly and be able to move forward even if all we can see is right in front of you, as the virgins were able to see with their oil lamps. We will be more at peace seeing right in front of us and not seeing the entire picture when we know we have “extra oil
God desires that these challenges bring us closer to him and produce an Awakening. If we respond properly an Awakening will occur
When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command the locust to devour the land, or send pestilence among my people, if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
2 Chronicles 7:13-14, ESV
To the Church of Africa during Locust Infestation, a Call to Intercession
I dreamed of Kenya, Africa when I last went there in 2008. In the dream (which will not be detailed here) my Kenyan brothers and sisters were seeking to be like America and to adopt America’s sins. Because of this bloodshed was coming. I went there with my husband and we prophecied as Americans not to idolize the American music or movie industry. It was not what it appeared to be; they were not to take on the immoral aspects of our music and sinful ways, America is not what it appeared to be. During this time many across the nation repented and were delivered of evil spirits in response to this message.
Now I have a second word, not only to Kenya but to East Africa…is the time to remember who you are Kenya, Ethiopia, Somolia, Tanzania, and Uganda and rest in that truth. Declare a turning in your land to the Lord and prophecy to the wind, prophecy a turning back to God not only in your land but in the world, God has given you the mantle of intercession. An international mantle of intercession. Take ahold of it and sweep world affairs with prayer even when others doubt your power know who you are, a black bride, dark but lovely, sought after, loved and disciplined by God. (Song of Solomon 1:5)h
As you do this you will see national, continental and worldwide affairs begin to shift at the power of your word through intercession. Keep this mantle raised high above the earth and do not be weary in your prayers for they will gain much ground in the next 5-10 years.
The influence I saw Africa have in the music industry that the enemy wanted to use for more corruption in the U.S. and across the world will shift to a worship and intercession movement that covers the earth like a blanket if you continue to keep your stance in prayer. Create, Love, Live and Breath as you are inspired by the Holy Spirit. Africa, a shifting is coming and a reversal of colonization. Wealth and healing, restoration is coming to your land. The church will see Goshen locations of protection from plagues and healing in your land as you obey the Word of the Lord (2 Chron. 7:14).
Pray Exodus 10:19 over your land and against locust infestation-
And the Lord turned the wind into a very strong west wind, which lifted the locusts and drove them into the Red Sea. Not a single locust was left in all the country of Egypt. Exodus 10:19 ESV
To the Body of Christ Across the Earth: A Turning To and a Turning From, How to Respond
It is time to fast and pray for a shift from the temple (your hearts) and know the church is a people, not a building according to 1 Kings 8:37
We are called to be children of the light, not surprised by these things but awakened before them according to 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11:
Now concerning the times and the seasons, brothers, you have no need to have anything written to you. 2 For you yourselves are fully aware that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. 3 While people are saying, “There is peace and security,” then sudden destruction will come upon them as labor pains come upon a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. 4 But you are not in darkness, brothers, for that day to surprise you like a thief. 5 For you are all children of light, children of the day. We are not of the night or of the darkness. 6 So then let us not sleep, as others do, but let us keep awake and be sober. 7 For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk, are drunk at night. 8 But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, having put on the breastplate of faith and love, and for a helmet the hope of salvation. 9 For God has not destined us for wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, 10 who died for us so that whether we are awake or asleep we might live with him. 11 Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.1 Thessalonians 5:1-11, ESV
We need a turning to and a turning from– even in America there is great murder (abortion, homicide, fascination with death culture), sorceries (witchcraft, renewed fascination with sorcery/witchcraft/burning herbs and incense to other gods) and theft. We believe these things have no consequences or results on the land. We need to confess and turn away from this bloodshed, idolatry and turn back to God.
We need to trust God to bring us peace, not worship through the popular idolatry in our land. This should be our response and the prayers we are lifting for our neighbors as we believe for awakening in our land.
20 The rest of mankind, who were not killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands nor give up worshiping demons and idols of gold and silver and bronze and stone and wood, which cannot see or hear or walk, 21 nor did they repent of their murders or their sorceries or their sexual immorality or their thefts.Revelation 9:20-21 ESV
Do not turn to mediums or seek out spiritists, for you will be defiled by them, I am the LORD your God.Leviticus 19:31
He sacrificed his children in the fire in the Valley of Ben Hinnom, practiced divination and witchcraft, sough omens, and consulted mediums and spiritists. He did much evil in the eyes of the Lord, arousing his anger.2 Chronicles 33:6
Plagues and Natural Disasters are Great Schoolmasters for the human heart to Turn Fully Back to God
God still has plans for America and the nations of the earth, good, prosperity, an expected end, may we awaken to his love and turn fully back to God. May we pray for others to come to know his love through this state of emergency rather than continue in hardened or fearful hearts.
For I know the plans I have for you” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”Jeremiah 29:11, NIV
Also respond by continuing to Pray Psalm 91 over yourself and home/family/nation(s). Pray that noone in authority will be able to use these natural disasters and pandemic for evil but it will be stilled by God’s hand. Our leaders will only be able to protect and help according to 1 Timothy 2:2.
Pray for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.1 Timothy 2:2, NIV
Pray for leaders to continue to fight as God’s Joel 2 trumpet against abortion which defiles the land. Pray for just treatment of the marginalized including the indigenous people’s burial grounds and those struggling for family reunification at the border, for turning a blind eye to these afflictions is sinful
He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.Micah 6:8, NIV
A final word to incite peace, 3.20.20
This morning I woke up and heard Exodus 14:14.
“But Moses told the people, “Don’t be afraid. Just stand still and watch the Lord rescue you today. The Egyptians you see today will never be seen again. The Lord himself will fight for you. Just stay calm.””Exodus 14:13-14, NLT
Let’s conclude this word with the reminder that as we Stand Still and Watch the Lord Rescue us, even from our homes…just as was done during passover, the Lord himself will fight for each one of us, our families and our nations. The only instructive for us is to “Just stay calm.” And that’s exactly what we can do to keep faith in such a a time as this; our God is still on the throne.