for the new year 2019, 5779 (until September).
Today, Time for us all is critical. It is fleeting, unpredictable, and short. In my context here, Time is critical in hearing the Word, and in being prepared for Him. Jesus told us:
Matthew 13:23 "But the seed falling on good soil refers to someone who hears the word and understands it. This is the one who produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.”
Revelation 3:3 "Remember, therefore, what you have received and heard; hold it fast, and repent. But if you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what time I will come to you."
TIME OF SIN OVERRUN
The Lord has put on my heart a word of URGENCY.
We are living in times of great national and international upheaval. Globally there is unrest with political and military powers, a call to common people in Europe to abandon national heritage and follow one common call for all.
Superficially things may seem to be sorting themselves out, but the world is sliding into deeper pits of sin in the Seven Mountains.
We are steeped in bloodguilt (abortion), lust, idolatry, perversion, anarchy is on the rise, our education, political and financial systems are corrupt, and most of all, rejecting our God our Maker our Saviour by living our lives and thinking for ourselves. The days of Noah are here. Sodom and Gomorrah has resurfaced but this time on a GLOBAL scale.
Jesus has been speaking to me, His presence is very close, He is very near. He is speaking to us, His Bride, His remnant, directly, gently, but intently. through the Word. There are specific words direct from Scripture the Lord is saying to the church at this juncture. He has asked me to tell it, to speak it out because the time is now.
I am sorry that this will come as a surprise to some, and to others it is a confirmation:
This is not a time to be comfortable.
It is no longer a time for egos to be stroked, or even to be constantly reminded of the assurance of our deliverance. We have had all of that and more.
Jesus is the real deal. He is the man. And we have to get real with Him and in our lives.
It is time now to activate your Faith.
The season is for the lost. The focus is off ourselves and on preparing the way for the Lord to the dark places. The preparation period - the training season - has transitioned into manual under the arm and all hands on deck! Regardless of how long you have been saved.
He will preserve us on the way, but our sights need to be ahead, on Jesus.
BOLD NEW SEASON
The season we are in now is to be BOLD AND COURAGEOUS,
To STAND. And to FIGHT.
And to have our EYES OPEN, our EARS PRICKED, our ARMOR GIRDED about us, and the WORD IN OUR HAND and WORD ON OUR TONGUE.
We must defend the territory and pray for more breakthrough.
This is imperative for the Bride to make way for her Groom. That she is prepared, she is awake, she is ready, but she is making ready that which the Spirit is speaking to her about.
We are the remnant of Jacob. The lost tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh, scattered across the nations around the world. The countries under the unity of Jacob, the flag of the Union Jack. More specifically in Australia, NZ and the Pacific, we are The Great South Land of the Holy Spirit.
We are His and we are called to Him and He has promised us. Jesus will not desert us, He wants us to know He is preparing for His return.
- A prophet of doom, and prophet of hope. He alternated between God's sternness and kindness. And the theme in this scripture is divine judgment and deliverance. God hates idolatry, injustice, rebellion and empty ritualism, but delights in pardoning the repentant. We are His children.
Micah's prophecy is for us right now, because of where the world is right now, and because of the church, who has sold herself out for worldly acceptance, and she is lost. I don't believe 'new gimmicks*' in prophecy and teaching and worship meant to attract and entice,
Matthew 24:24 "For false Christs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders that would deceive even the elect, if that were possible."
*gimmick - publicity device, stunt, contrivance, eye-catching novelty, scheme, trick, dodge, ploy, stratagem, a trick or device intended to attract attention, publicity, or trade.
Right now, the ecclesia needs to gird herself with Self control in the presence of the Holy Spirit, Wisdom, Knowledge, the Word and sound doctrinal teaching and reference, and being prepared for whatever the Lord wants to do next, including manifestation of His Signs and Wonders.
Micah 5:5 The Lord is our peace.
The Lord says v11-13: I will tear down all your strongholds. I will destroy your witchcraft and you will no longer cast spells. I WILL DESTROY YOUR IDOLS AND YOUR SACRED STONES FROM AMONG YOU; YOU WILL NO LONGER BOW DOWN TO THE WORK OF YOUR HANDS.
Remember your journey. The Lord has a case against his people, and he is lodging a charge against us, against those who have continued wickedness despite belonging to Him. Violence, lying, deceitful tongues, dishonesty, competitiveness, all, even judges, accepting bribery.
Micah 7:4-7 The best of them is like a brier, the most upright worse than a thorn hedge. The day God visits you has come, the day your watchmen sound the alarm. Now is the time of your confusion. Do not trust a neighbor, put no confidence in a friend. Even with the woman who lies in your embrace guard the words of your lips. For a son dishonors his father, a daughter rises up against her mother, a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law - a man's enemies are the member of his own household.
Beloved, this is happening now. My husband and I have children who have rebelled, dishonored and have cut themselves off from loving parents. Prodigality is a real temptation in our world today, there are so many desirable things at an easy arm's reach. I iterate: We do not fight against flesh and blood, but powers and principalities.
v7 But as for me, I watch in hope for the Lord, I wait for God my Savior, my God will hear me.
v9 To fear the Lord, His name, is wisdom - "Heed the rod and the One who appointed it."
This is not all gloom. But we need to be strong in Him!
v11 The day for building your walls will come, the day for extending your boundaries. - Keep praying for this!
v15-17 "As in the days when you came out of Egypt, I will show them my wonders." Nations will see and be ashamed, deprived of all their power. They will put their hands over their mouths and their ears will become deaf. They will lick dust like a snake, like creatures that crawl on the ground. They will come trembling out of their dens; they will turn in fear to the Lord our God and will be afraid of you.
v18 Who is a God like you, who pardons sin and forgives the transgression of the remnant of his inheritance? You do not stay angry forever but delight to show mercy.
v19 You will again have compassion on us; you will tread our sins underfoot and hurl all our iniquities into the depths of the sea.
v20 You will be faithful to Jacob, and show love to Abraham, as you pledged on oath to our ancestors in days long ago.
The Lord declares through Micah (written 750-686 BC) and other prophets, that Zion will have greater glory than ever before. The Davidic kingdom will reach greater heights through the coming Messianic deliverer. We can expect Indictment/Judgment, Salvation and Deliverance.
There are more prophetic words on the planet than ever before. There are more prophets too, but we need to be so very careful, as the Deceiver plays his hand through the body of Christ, through popular church culture, and creativity, teaching, media, worship. He is cunning. But if you are informed, if you have the watchman mantle, you will see it. I pray your discernment is awake and sharp.
THE GATE IS NARROW
Remember that the door to the Kingdom is narrow: Jesus Himself warns us
Matthew 7: 13 “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14 But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.