This is a repost from March 2011 worth reading as we face the enemies of God to drive evil out of our nation. God has a plan and we can partner with Him. He is never caught by surprise and He searches throughout the earth looking for those He can be strong on their behalf. Just tell Him Yes!
I had a recent encounter with the Lord that I am still in but felt an urgency to share it what I can with you.
It is clear that the Lord’s zeal for justice is stirred in this hour. He will always respond to confront the enemies of the church, His Beloved. You can always, always know God will NOT be silent! He may not respond like we think He should but we can ALWAYS trust His Leadership.
As we look on the scope of the nations and see evil men unrestrained by law acting out levels of violence that destroys not only those they want to conquer but their very own people it is clear…we are in a crisis. The evil powers gripping the people who follow these men are willing to do anything. They strap bombs on themselves, they murder at whim, they rage at government and they give themselves to unmentionable rituals. The corruption is reaching an unprecedented level globally.
Matthew 10:21 “A brother will betray his brother to death, a father will betray his own child, and children will rebel against their parents and cause them to be killed.”
I have read this scripture but the light I see it in today horrifies me. There is no shame in evil, where is the conscience given to every person to know right from wrong….its seared.
1Timothy 4:2 “by means of the hypocrisy of liars seared in their own conscience as with a branding iron”
Who is man accountable to? Who do they have to answer to? Where is the voice holding them accountable? Where are those who have authority to stop this violence and tyranny? Only God and when you think about how He works in the earth….He partners with His Bride…He looks for someone to speak and to declare His heart. All throughout the bible you can see God speaking to nations and giving them His heart. He uses situations and circumstances but He always clarifies those with His voice BEFORE they happen. Not after…. In addition He speaks to the situations and gives direction. He will warn of coming danger by speaking through His prophets. He does nothing without sharing His plans with His prophets.
Anytime there is a crisis in the land …..God will send a prophet to proclaim His heart. He will not be silent!
In that context my heart cries in deep travail and intercession for His voice to be heard which translates in Messengers/Prophets to be sent. To speak to what is happening and warn His people what is coming.
Often when we think of God speaking to His bride we think of the pulpit, the church, Sunday morning a pastor speaking …….but have you seen the pulpits lately? I mean have you really taken a look at even our most treasured ministries…what is coming out of the abundance of their heart? The church in general? Every denomination? In your city? You should go take a look!
Dare I comment? It causes my heart to weep and a righteous indignation arises because overall church is misleading a generation.
Oh, I assure you they will face God for the spewing out that not only the church hears but all of Heaven records. I think EVERY minister should have to listen to their own message on video, EVERY single ONE! Maybe then the spirit of God could penetrate their heart! They spew out all their opinion and manipulation and say “I am not responsible for your response only to deliver my message.” What a rude awakening is coming to those who lead and mislead!
I recently spent a Sunday watching church online. You can view thousands of churches online now – that is where the church is …at home watching online! I watched 24 church services and about 22 were about getting a financial blessing. How God wants them to prosper and they would share a testimony about someone getting blessed and then direct the church to sow a seed. I was shocked! I was undone and the fear of the Lord gripped me. Here we sit in the most devastating times of our history, on the precipice of great shaking and what is the message on God’s heart to His people? Get your financial prosperity? Are you kidding me? Ever watch Christian TV? Ok I am going to restrain myself because I must stay on the encounter I am having with the Lord but I thought I would share what brewed some of the cry out of my spirit that God answered.
I began searching in my Spirit to pray for those I knew would have the Heart of God to share with His bride in this hour. They are few but they are in the earth! They are hidden and not on all your TV sets but God has a remnant of men and women who can carry the word in this hour and it will shake the church – it will be like Aaron’s rod and it will bud.
I gave myself (as I have been for the last three and a half years) to pray for these Messengers. In a few days the Lord began to manifest very strongly.
On this particular day I began to see a vision of some of IHOP’s leaders being given major platforms to speak on. These platforms were new to them, places they had not been before and audiences that were not familiar with their ministry. These platforms were given to them because God had spoken to leaders in these denominations of the warning they had for the body of Christ. Although they didn’t agree with all the theology and all the ministry of these messengers they knew them to be godly men and women they knew this message was of the Lord and needed to be heard. The effect of these doors opening was global, I felt the weight of God’s glory consume me as I watched the effect of this message reaching a new found audience, I can’t even put words on paper to describe it but I shook under the power of it.
I knew God had Messengers (and they aren’t all IHOP I just saw some of them clearly) and He was going to send them with the warning! And it would be like when Jesus came into the temple and overturned the tables. Mark 11:12-19 I don’t mean that in a violent way but in a total disruption to what they thought was “good” to the Lord. The offerings at that day seemed so good to God’s Law but in actuality the people’s hearts had been stolen and they were misdirected in the purpose of coming to God.
The Lord continued to thunder His zeal for keeping His people from a grave mistake. It was because of these false messages going out of the church were in actuality aligning the people with a false justice movement.
I saw instantly the earth in chaos, like ten times what we are seeing now and the church reaching into their finances to bring aid but they didn’t really see where the money was going and in an instant I saw the amassing of a great enemy. It was the Harlot of Babylon on the receiving end of those finances.
And the people’s hearts were being given because their finances are connected to their heart and soon the allegiance deepened and it was a trap, it was planned by the enemy to seduce them to give their heart to the anti-christ. But the people they were blind and the Lord thundered again they are blind because they are steeped in immorality, toleration of sin and it has dulled them and they can no longer see the light. He began to speak to me of the toleration of homosexuality and adultery in the church and I saw scene after scene of exposed immorality and the toleration. It was staggering when you put it all together in a vision like a movie and its only been the last few years that He showed me.
All of this was slamming into my spirit causing me to know this what the Lord speaking not just my spirit releasing revelation. I was trembling under what I was seeing and this time I really didn’t know what to do with it and I still don’t but I can let off a little steam in communicating it but it is nowhere near released….I am truly overwhelmed with what I am sensing on the Lord’s heart. It is more than prayer…It is the message of His heart.. He is stirred…He is coming… He will not be silent! He loves us so much He will not stand by and watch us give our heart to this Harlot…He will come and He will thunder!
Some of this you can say oh yes we know this but I tell you there is urgency I feel it even as I am writing this ….the hour is so critical. We must understand the workings of the Harlot of Babylon in Revelations 17-18. We must see clearly that the catastrophic events around the world have grave implications. They are a precursor; they are part of the plan of the enemy. The devil read the bible too.
We must walk in the fear of the Lord and listen for God to speak and hesitate before we call something the judgment of God because not everything is a judgment. There is a very real enemy in the earth and he has been given dominion in the earth realm. Satan has filled the hearts of evil men and there is less and less restraint on the violence and murdering for pleasure. Souls are marketed and sold and children are tied up in bombs and sent into buildings to blow them up. Satan has a plan and it is to get the world to worship him and destroy those who refuse.
The devil has forerunners to lead people into the Harlot Babylon. He has minions working for him, inspiring this “prosperity” movement that will lead people away from Jesus into a trust of finances and to feel good about it and justify it they will give to the poor and the needy saying “this is true religion” yet their hearts are not His. If they were…they could give it all away like Jesus said to the young ruler. Ask any of them to give it all away…they may even boast they have but they haven’t. Jesus say sell everything you have and come follow Me. Until they do that ….He doesn’t have their heart.
I believe God has resources and He will give them to us to further His Kingdom but I tell you that what I see in the church surrounding finances, huge ministries, planes, million dollar buildings, wealth in the hands of the leaders who lavish it on themselves with clothes, suits, cars, jewelry, houses. It is a far cry from giving it all away! It is trapping their hearts to a lifestyle and an image of themselves that is not founded on Jesus Christ. I am not saying you can’t have wealth and be a Christian. But what I am saying is that today with the evil power of money and a world system leading us away from God, why would you want to be a part of it? There is a very real power with money, it’s a false sense of security, it answers all but it’s not Gods answer. He doesn’t need money, He wants hearts!
What do we do….seek the Lord! Ask if there be any wicked way in me! Ask Him about your money and your heart. Ask Him if you have any alliances with the Harlot system now. Ask Him is you are connected to a false justice movement. Ask Him to give you the spirit of revelation in regards to true justice and true religion. Ask Him to give you the fear of the Lord! Ask Him to take total control over all your spending and all your finances. Pray over everything you spend where is it really going – what are you sowing into…ask Him because your heart is connected and you will give account.
When His judgments come to the wicked may we not be found anywhere near it! May our hearts and lives be purged and cleaned. Bring the fire now, Lord. Let what Malachi talked about when the Messenger comes suddenly to the temple…Let Him bring fullers soap and refiners fire to our hearts and our souls and our lives.
BEHOLD, I send My messenger, and he shall prepare the way before Me. And the Lord [the Messiah], Whom you seek, will suddenly come to His temple; the Messenger or Angel of the covenant, Whom you desire, behold, He shall come, says the Lord of hosts. (Malachi 3:1)
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 fullers’ soap; (Malachi 3:2)
He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver, and He will purify the priests, the sons of Levi, and refine them like gold and silver, that they may offer to the Lord offerings in righteousness. (Malachi 3:3)