The Prophetic Power Of The Reverential Fear of Yahweh
Today, with the Corona virus, we are facing a natural disaster, but I also believe the spirit of fear attached to it, has the ability to be more devastating through the spiritual realm – if we let it!
To the Church of Jesus Christ – All Hands on Deck
My natural mind sees and feels all the things President Trump and his team are doing, and I get it, but my spirit, oh my! My spirit is angry, as I sense an underlying demonic assignment with a stronghold of fear launched against us to take us down and out. The virus may make us sick, and some may die, but the cost of the cure, by shutting down America at the grass roots, may be a hard hit to our economy and nullify some of the freedoms we have known in the past.
In pondering over this Corona Virus, I am amazed at all the words promoting it, how powerful it is and what it “might do,” being released into the atmosphere. The Bible says, “the power of life and death is in the tongue.” So it is!
In this new decade of (Pey) 5780, the mouth is more powerful than ever before. Our words are liken to containers, which carry spirits. Think on that for a moment.
When we speak words, they will carry spirits of life or death – to whomever or whatever we speak them into.
I sense the prophets are being called to the front lines and are being tested as never before. This is not the time for wishy washy prophets, totally set on how they feel and caught up in their personal dramas of life. We have to see spiritually the pitfalls and roadblocks the enemy has and is setting up on our path and either go around them or bust right through them for our victory. It is time to grow up and take on the mantles Yahweh created us to carry.
I understand all of us are going through something, but a Prophet is to be seeking Yahweh for what He wants to say to His Church. A Prophet is a gift to the CHURCH and has a responsibility to encourage, edify and comfort the Church.
This is the time of the maturing of the Prophets. Yahweh is watching to see how we react to Corona and America’s future could be on altar of sacrifice to Satan. How does that make you “feel.”
Our nation and the Church is scared about the corona virus and it’s power to destroy, but where is the reverential fear of Yahweh?
This photo is funny, until you spiritually look into it. This is a shrine, a house of toilet paper, built for the spirit of fear to hide in. Ponder…….this.
Today the greatest fear is running out of toilet paper as thousands storm the stores online and on ground to buy and hoard hundreds of rolls of toilet paper. Is this really where we should be? Fearful of running out of toilet paper.
Our nation is scared about the corona virus and it’s power to destroy, but I say shake yourself from this fear and the worship of toilet paper. Get what you need and leave the rest for others.
I am ashamed and amazed and how the “spirit of fear” has done this to us.
Fear our LORD, Yahweh, He is our Provider, our Healer, our Deliverer and the Strong Tower and Sanctuary we run into in our time of trouble.
The fear of the Corona Virus is full of anxiety and fear and dread, but the fear of Yahweh, oh that is where I put my trust and live and breathe and find my peace in Jesus’ Name.
In the eye of the storm, You remain in control And in the middle of the war, You guard my soul You alone are the anchor,, when my sails are torn Your love surrounds me, in the eye of the storm
For those who follow Yahweh and Fear Him:
“I will give them singleness of heart and action, so that they will always fear me for their own good and the good of their children after them.” Jeremiah 32:9
Godly fear is a gift from Yahweh and it results in all kinds of goodness being received, and it should prompt Yahweh’s prophetic people to use the prayer in Psalm 86:11:
“Give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name.”
Many times when we get into a spiritual mess, we tend to focus on the mess and forget about the weapons we have been given to overcome spiritual attacks. Paul tells us in 2 Corinthians 10:3-4, “we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.”
And, we also have been taught to put on the “whole” armor of God, listed in Ephesians 6:10-12.
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts (armies) of wickedness in the heavenly places.
We have weapons, which equip us for personal warfare, both for protection and offensive attacks. So, if you are hearing things or experiencing things, which are tempting or attacking your beliefs and/or Christian standards, you are not defenseless, look to Jesus. His first major battle was with Satan in the wilderness, while He was fasting. Notice He didn’t rail against Satan or try to bind or chop off his head. No, He used the “sword of the spirit.”
I know I am probably preaching to the choir about the weapons we have and the armor of God we are to put on, but there is another level of warfare available to us. It is when the Saints come together in unity and one accord at the same time. Perhaps this is why the enemy has come against the church and seeks to divide us from each other. Hebrews 10:24-25 (God’s Word) says:
We must also consider how to encourage each other to show love and to do good things. 25 We should not stop gathering together with other believers, as some of you are doing. Instead, we must continue to encourage each other even more as we see the day of the Lord coming.
Why does Yahweh tell us to come together? Well, it is pretty obvious as the Scripture flat out says to help each other, but wait a minute, is there a more dynamic and powerful reason hidden here. In the prophetic realm there is always a deeper meaning for us to seek out. In Leviticus 26 verses 1-9, watch this, as Yahweh does math in the spiritual realm for us to glean from.
‘You shall not make idols for yourselves; neither a carved image nor a sacred pillar shall you rear up for yourselves; nor shall you set up an engraved stone in your land, to bow down to it; for I am the Lord your God.
2 You shall [a] keep My Sabbaths and reverence My sanctuary: I am the Lord. 3 ‘If you walk in My statutes and keep My commandments, and perform them, 4 then I will give you rain in its season, the land shall yield its produce, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit.
5 Your threshing shall last till the time of vintage, and the vintage shall last till the time of sowing; you shall eat your bread to the full, and dwell in your land safely.
6 I will give peace in the land, and you shall lie down, and none will make you afraid; I will rid the land of evil[b] beasts, and the sword will not go through your land.7 You will chase your enemies, and they shall fall by the sword before you.
Here it comes:
8 Five of you shall chase a hundred, and a hundred of you shall put ten thousand to flight; your enemies shall fall by the sword before you. 9 ‘For I will look on you favorably and make you fruitful, multiply you and confirm My covenant with you.
Did you catch it? I love the Way Yahweh does math and guess what, there is even more involved for those who have ears to here, eyes to see and take the time to come to the FS Friday Night Prophetic Training Class this coming Friday, March 13th.
Friday the 13th – hmmm some might have reservations about a Friday the 13th meeting.
Did you know in the Hebrew, the number 13 represents, the Love of Father Yahweh? The Jewish People call Yahweh, “HaShem” (The Name) Go deeper?
In our walk to learn more about who we are as a generation of prophetic people, there will be a lot of stumbling blocks released by the enemy of our souls, friends, families, leaders, teachers, you name it, the stumbling blocks and mind games will come from everywhere to challenge us regarding, who we are in the Kingdom and who we serve.
The pitfalls can be deep and dangerous as we learn truth and grow into the prophetic vessels Yahweh has created us to be. A lot of people say experience is the best teacher, but it can also be a very cruel teacher.
If you are sensing the call of the prophetic ministry and not content with just giving a word to the church once in awhile, there are some things you should know, which can help you stay on the pathway Yahweh has called you to walk.
Growing up in the Prophetic to be a vessel Yahweh can trust and bring forth words of life to His People, is a high calling and He will do His part to train and equip you. One of the most important factors involved in the process of maturing a prophet is found in one word: Integrity.
A prophet who has lost his integrity is a very sad thing to see, or for that matter, to BE. So what does integrity mean?
1. The quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness. Here are some words describing integrity: honesty, uprightness, honor, good character, ethics, morals, righteousness, morality, nobility, virtue, decency, fairness, sincerity, truthfulness, trustworthiness and more. It also means the state of being whole and undivided, upholding territorial integrity and national sovereignty.
This is a pretty impressive list of things involved in this word integrity, don’t you think? The Bible also talks about integrity in the first Book of Kings, chapter 9:4-5.
Now if you walk before Me as your father David walked, in integrity of heart and in uprightness, to do according to all that I have commanded you, and if you keep My statutes and My judgments, then I will establish the throne of your kingdom over Israel, forever, as I promised David your father, saying, “You shall not fail to have a man on the throne of Israel.
We are called to walk before Yahweh in integrity of heart and in uprightness to do according to all He has commanded us to do. We are to keep His Statutes (written law) and His judgments. It sound like a big assignment, don’t you think?
So, are we walking in integrity today? Do you see integrity in our world, your workplace or your church? As a prophet of God, we are called to walk in integrity, not to blend in with the world and its standards and we are to know the difference between the laws and judgments of Yahweh from that of the world. Are we there?
We are called to live by solid Biblical Truths, not personal opinions, perceptions, false doctrines, rituals and/or traditions past down through generations and generations, which are not true.
We are living in a time when it seems everybody in our Nation is divided by their opinions and no one seems to have any moral compass or standard to adhere to regarding the difference between what is right and what is wrong.
We are in a place where anything goes, no limits, if it feels good do it and no one is accountable to anyone for their actions. Think that only happens today? Take a look at Judges 21:25. Evidently the same thing was happening back in Biblical days.
“In those days there was no king in Israel: every man did that which was right in his own eyes.”
According to scholars, “When the Israelites’ continued to worship the Canaanite gods, it lead to an invasion by the nation of Moab. It is said history repeats itself.
Could there be Nations scheming to try and invade the United States in the midst of all the idolatry and evil happening? Could immigrants storming our borders have deeper agenda’s than just trying to get a job? Just wondering.
So what happened to Israel? What did Yahweh do?
Each time the idolatry and evil would rise up, Yahweh would send and/or raise up a judge, he or she would lead Israel to battle against its enemies, and with heavenly help, they restored peace and prosperity. But like clockwork, as soon as that judge died, Israel would slide back into idolatry again. (Notice the heavenly help)
It is interesting to note one of the Judges was the Prophet, “Deborah.” God sent a woman to lead the army, who said let it be known a woman did this thing.
Who can or will God use today to help re-establish His Standards and bring this Nation out of idolatry and perversion? Who will He send? Will it be a woman? Will it be a man? Who will go? Who is ready? Who is prepared? Is it you? Is it me?
The Prophet is entwined with Yahweh to bring forth His Will and His Way. It is the Kingdom of Heaven being brought down to earth. And it shall come by the very Word of Yahweh through His Prophets who stand for His Integrity.
The Prophet and the message he carries is always to restore Yahweh’s People back into a relationship with Him and set them free from evil powers and back into walking in integrity and righteousness before Him.
One of the major musts for a Prophet is to know Yahweh’s sovereignty and the importance of being loyal to Him and His laws above all other gods and sovereigns. Indeed, the authority of the prophets and the judges comes not through prominent dynasties, nor through elections or appointments, but rather through the Spirit of God.
The Spirit of Christ is working in us to meld us together with Him in a way never seen before. Being one with Christ and being mature, means walking in His Integrity, knowing Him, knowing what is written and speaking His Words into the Atmosphere of the Nations.
Prophets of Yahweh, listen well and let His Words be heard.
In the recent Prophetic Training Class, were were talking about what it means to move in the prophetic flow. Sometimes when we are learning about the prophetic ministry and talking about things like, moving in the flow, we can make it sound more difficult than it is. So, just to try and take some of the pressure off, please know, you don’t have to be a prophet to prophesy or to move in the flow with a prophetic word. The Word of God says, “My sheep hear My Voice.” (John 10:27-28)
So, all of us who have received Jesus as our Savior, can hear His Voice/Words and have the ability to share them through the prophetic gift. It does take courage to step out and trust what we are hearing is from Jesus and then, release it by exercising and stretching the prophetic muscle of our mouth. Trusting God is the most important key for us to be able to move in the prophetic, one word at a time or in a prophetic flow.
So, here are some of the guidelines we talked about in the class. Remember if you are signed up for the prophetic classes and you are not able to attend them, you can watch them at your convenience on the Website in the Archives 24 X 7.
When you discover you have the desire to prophesy, it is important for you to surround yourself with others who are like minded and will encourage and help you learn more about your gift and how to use it. Ever heard the old saying, “Practice make Perfect.” Getting to know how God speaks to you and then, how, when and where to release what He is saying is important. Having a place to Exercise and Stretch your prophetic gift is one of the most important parts of moving in the prophetic ministry. Joining in groups where there are other prophetic people around you enables you to receive valuable feedback and insight necessary to help you grow and mature in your gift.
Romans 12:6 in the NLT says: “In his grace, God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well. If God has given you the ability to prophesy, speak out with as much faith as God has given you.” Whatever level of the gift of prophecy God has given you, He has also given you more than enough faith to use it and release His Words.
In your prophetic walk it is also true, you will prophesy at the level of the amount of the Word you have in you. Knowing the Word is knowing Jesus. When you know someone, you have an intimate relationship with them. Some married couples know each other so well they can finish each others sentences. In John 14:21 Yahshua/Jesus says, “Those who accept my commandments and obey them are the ones who love me. And because they love me, my Father will love them. And I will love them and reveal myself to each of them.” Notice He does not say, I will reveal myself to some of them.
Jeremiah 29:13 says: “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” We are to “seek” Jesus and when we seek Him (The Spirit of Prophecy), with all of our heart, we will find Him. Seeking the prophetic will require prayer, humility, faith and a boldness to knock and seek Him with all your heart. Prophecy requires us to actively, aggressively and passionately seek Jesus to Hear His Words with all our heart and co-labor with Him.
All the gifts you have been given come from the Father (James 1:17) and are the manifestation of the Spirit of Christ in you. For your prophetic gift to flow freely, you have to have faith in God in order to prophesy His Message, even when you do not understand the meaning.
When we gather together to seek God, we create an atmosphere where the prophetic is enhanced. If you notice all our classes and forums begin with worship to Yahweh. We recognize and celebrate who He is and create an atmosphere of worship to include Him in all we do. In the Bible there was a special power in music revealed, which released the spirit of prophecy upon Elisha and caused him to prophesy with great power. In 2 Kings 13 we see Elisha was evidently not excited or eager to prophesy to anyone King or not:
13) Then Elisha said to the king of Israel, “What have I to do with you? Go to the prophets of your father and the prophets of your mother. But the king of Israel said to him, “No, for the Lord has called these three kings together to deliver them into the hand of Moab.” 14 And Elisha said, “As the Lord of hosts lives, before whom I stand, surely were it not that I regard the presence of Jehoshaphat king of Judah, I would not look at you, nor see you. 15 But now bring me a musician.” Then it happened, when the musician played, that the hand of the Lord came upon him.
Did you get that? Music/Worship to Yahweh, is a door opener to the spiritual realm, to hear His Voice and enable us to prophesy. Worship opens the door to intimacy with the Father, which opens the door for us to hear what is on His Heart for His People.
In our prophetic class one of the activations was to get a piece of paper and pen and quiet yourself. I played a couple of minutes of a instrumental prophetic song and asked everyone to seek the Father for what He would say to us. I would recommend you pick a worship song, which touches your heart, if you want to do this activation by yourself. However, understand gathering in a group of prophetic people seeking God and stepping up and out to do these activations in a safe setting, is extremely valuable in building your self esteem and relationship with God and it is joining in together in “corporate worship.”
In a class setting iron can sharpen iron and we all can help each other grow. There is no condemnation or lordship to try and make you be like anyone else, but the one Yahweh created you to be. Be yourself!!! We don’t need a religious spirit trying to make cookie cutter prophets all say the same thing, in the same way. Each person has a part of the word to be given. We prophesy in part. No one has it all! (1 Cor. 13:9) We need each other to be spiritually and physically whole and healthy.
Here are some of the words which came forth immediately with less than 2 minutes of the song. See if you sense a common thread in them.
It was a call to Worship – A Royal Call.
A call to come before the Throne.
It started out with Him proclaiming and singing over us. (Jones)
In the beginning was like blocks of life
Or mountains being chiseled away from our lives,
Almost like waves of it
And it picked up victory is ours,
We are on a journey of life. Won
He already won for us. (Johnson)
Majesty- His Majesty approaches and comes.
He rules and reigns. Behold the King is here!
The King is here!
Oh this King is full of Love for His people.
The King is in our midst! He is in our lives.
He joyfully lives with us.
Glory to the King who walks with us and reigns.
Majesty! ( Maynard)
Knock and it will be open to you.
Come into the Holy of Holies
Where you will be forever changed.
Come closer, closer and closer
Here with Me is where Victory is yours. (Card)
Have no fear, I Am with you
And you will be victorious through My Name.
Rejoice for I have called you
And you have answered.
Your name is written in My book.
For as you seek Me, I will draw closer and closer to you.
I AM sending My Angels to go with you into the places
Where the enemy has many of My People held captive. (Nelson)
Each one of you is able to create a heavenly atmosphere in your home or wherever you are. Find out what triggers your spirit and awakens you to the Presence of Jesus. The atmosphere you create around you will bring an increase in your capacity to hear God better. Also note: You can create a heavenly atmosphere, but there are also things, which can destroy a holy and intimate atmosphere, things which you might not even realize.
You can be distracted by things of the world; cell phones, tv, worries and such, they will shut down the spirit. Look to Mark 4:19: And the cares of this world, the deceitfulness of riches, and the desires for other things entering in, CHOKE the word, and it become unfruitful.” In meetings having children running around or animals interrupting will stop the flow of the spirit. All of these things pull your focus away from hearing the Words of The Father.
Fear. Jesus is the Lion (boldness) in you and He is also the Lamb (meekness) in you. Seek the boldness from Him to break any power of fear over your life and let Him empower your spiritual boldness to enable you to “boldly” bring forth the Rhema Word of the Lord. Likewise, be careful to remain meek and humble. The prophetic gift is powerful and the tendency for pride to enter in can harden your heart and hinder your ability to hear clearly. Guard your heart from the desire to “perform.” Since I have been in the music industry, I am well aware of the pitfalls of dealing with the adoration of people who love the gifts God has given us, their praise can be your downfall.
The prophetic is not about the Prophet. It’s about Yahweh’s heart for His people. A Prophet is a chosen vessel who carries the Father’s Word to those He loves. It is an honor and privilege to have Him move through us to help others.
The Word says God wishes all of his people to prophesy and flow in the Prophetic. In the Old Covenant before the outpouring of the Spirit at Pentecost, the office of the prophet and the gift of prophecy were reserved for a small group of individuals, where God would rest or “come upon” them from time to time and for very specific purposes. The gift of prophecy was governed strictly and under the penalty of death for anyone who gave a false prophecy. In the days of Moses, they anticipated a time when Yahweh would pour out His Spirit on all His people, with the results that all God’s people would prophesy.
If we look at Numbers 11:29 we read: “but Moses replied, “Are you jealous for my sake? I wish that all the LORD’s people were prophets and that the LORD would put His Spirit upon them all!” In the new covenant, Yahweh answered Moses’ prayer: Acts 2:17-18 “And it shall come to pass in the last days saith God, that I will pour out of my spirit on all flesh; your sons and daughters shall prophesy, your young men shall see visions, your old men shall dream dreams, and on my menservants and on my maidservants, I will pour out my Spirit in those days; and they shall prophesy.
Joel is declaring Yahweh’s people will ALL operate in a prophetic spirit. The spirit of prophecy is not limited simply to the gift of prophecy, nor even to the office of the prophet. The spirit of prophecy, is the CHURCH, operating under the FLOW of His Holy Spirit, exalting Jesus in everything that she does. Revelation 19:10 And I fell at his feet to worship him. But he said to me, “See that you do not do that! I am your fellow servant, and of your brethren who have the testimony of Jesus. Worship God! For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.”
Remember David and the commanders of the army separated some to the service of the sons of Asaph and Herman and Jeduthun, who were prophets with (or who prophesied with) harps, with lyres and with cymbals.This is the dual action of worship going up to God and then divine prophetic feedback being returned from our living God Yahweh, connecting us to His People. The Prophet is the link, the one who stands in the gap, who joins heaven to earth through the prophetic hub.
The Prophet/The Eagle/The Flow
Throughout the Bible, we see the eagle symbolizing the “soaring, transcendent, powerful divine life of God. In Ezekiel 1 most of us are familiar with the parallel, which reveals the four living creatures (the faces of the man God) in the opening vision of the prophet Ezekiel. The Eagle refers to man’s Prophetic Nature or the Prophetic Flow being restored to the church/Body in the last days.
We need to be like an eagle, and remember what Paul said in Philippians 4:11-12, learning how to overcome our earthly frustrations and tribulations by pulling on the hidden divine power residing inside of us. Paul said, “Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need.”
Father enable us to rise up high above the clouds and pick the strongest current of the wind of Your Spirit and release the words You have for Your People like a Mighty Flowing River. Let us soar high above any persecution, where nothing can stop us or quench our spirit from sharing the Good News about who You Are and Your Kingdom Coming. Let us run and not be weary, and walk and never faint. Refill, Refresh, Restore and Awaken Your People Father, for it is the year to ride the waves and release the Prophetic Flow to Your People.
Happy New Year to All of You here on Firestorm Ministries International
As we move into the new year of 2020, I wanted to share something very special Yahweh has put on my heart with you. Recently in worship, sometimes in giving a prophetic word and/or praying over someone, I have felt a strong urge to give out a shout to the LORD. Has that every happened to you?
Later, I was reading an article from Bill Hamon and he mentioned, there were three shouts in the Bible. Really! Reading on, I learned about the, “Shout of Faith,” the “Shout of Joy,” and the “Shout of Victory (the War Cry).”
Although it’s not listed in the Bible, I think we should add one more shout, because here on Firestorm, we often give out the “Shout of Whoo Hoo,” in celebrating a move of God. Whoo Hoo, by the way, is a real word and according to Webster’s Dictionary, has various spellings and is; “used to express exuberant delight or approval! Well then, Whoo Hoo and Hallelujah (Shout)!
I am sure everyone knows about the “corporate” shout we do when we are in a group of people at a football or basketball game, or when someone we love succeeds in business, school or how about celebrating our favorite singer or musician at a concert. When we all come together and give out a shout, it can literally “shake the ground and raise the roof off the building”.
I am not sure how it happened, but it appears in the church today, we might have become a little bit too refined to shout or maybe we have lost, retired or even “forgot” about our shout and how important it is to use it when we gather together in worship or in our everyday lives. We need to know why we should regain and strengthen our shout, because we just might be missing one of the most important spiritual concepts in the Bible, all wrapped up in a “shout.” I didn’t know Scriptures had so much to say about “shouting.” Trying googling the word shout in the Bible, you will be amazed and blessed.
Now I don’t mean shouting all the time and being out of order and such, but there is a time and a place for us to shout in our worship and in our warfare. Use wisdom and self control with your shout.
One of my favorite examples of a shout of “faith” is the one at the battle of Jericho. Here is Young’s Literal Translation of Joshua 6:20.
And the people shout, and blow with the trumpets, and it cometh to pass when the people hear the voice of the trumpet, that the people shout — a great shout, and the wall falleth under it, and the people goeth up into the city, each over-against him, and they capture the city;
Think about this statement, “the wall falleth under it.” What did the wall fall under? The SHOUT!
Recently, archeologists found a part of what is believed to be the original wall of Jericho which fell and it did not fall flat as some translations say, it was pounded straight down into the ground. What kind of a Shout can do that? I say it was, “A Hallelujah Shout of Faith IN our God Yahweh!!!!! There was “Supernatural Faith” in Yahweh released, when those people circled that wall protected city, with their lanterns, trumpets and on the last day, in obedience to the Word of the LORD, they RELEASED, their “Shout of FAITH.”
Joshua’s strong faith in God led him to obey, no matter how illogical God’s command was. He drew from the well of their past, their history and remembered the impossible deeds God had already accomplished through Moses. Yahweh tells us to remember what He has done. (Psalms 77:11; 105:5) The people followed Joshua and stepped out of the boat walking on their in faith and got the victory. Yes, they had to fight, they had to do their part, but the wall was removed. Their shout was the Shout of Faith.
How about the Shout of Joy? Can there be any better reason to shout for joy in December than during the celebration of the birth of Christ or in the month of January, for the very first day of the new year? No one can deny we give praise to Yahweh for His Son Yahshua or that we don’t shout a countdown, 10 seconds before midnight on December 31st, but let’s look at some scriptures about the shout of joy…..Ezra 3:11
They sang one to another in praising and giving thanks to Yahweh, “For he is good, for his loving kindness endures forever toward Israel.” All the people shouted with a great shout, when they praised Yahweh, because the foundation of the house of Yahweh was laid. WEB
Psalm 47:1 For the choir director. A Psalm of the sons of Korah. O clap your hands, all peoples; Shout to God with the voice of joy. NASB
Psalm 95:1 Come, let us sing to the LORD! Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation. NLT
There are so many more scriptures revealing the shout of joy, but let us not forget the “Shout of Victory, The War Cry.”
The Shout of War
Sometimes the enemy surrounds us and distracts us from the real battle and we can loose sight of the One who delivers and saves. In 2 Chronicles 13 Abijah and Judah looked around and they were completely surrounded by their enemy. We may not be surrounded by enemies like they were, but we can be surrounded by sickness, family problems, drugs, financial problems and such, each pressing on our souls and trying to cause us to loose faith in our God and just give up, but I’m telling you today, that is not an option for us and it was not an option for Abijah and Judah either.
In verse 15 in the NLT….and the men of Judah began to shout. At the sound of their battle cry, God defeated Jeroboam and all Israel and routed them before Abijah and the army of Judah.
In the English Standard Version it reads….Then the men of Judah raised the battle shout. And when the men of Judah shouted, God defeated Jeroboam and all Israel before Abijah and Judah.
In other words they gave out a “Shout of War.” They declared war, they didn’t accept defeat, they went to battle. Yahweh will do His part, He will guide you to victory, for He is the LORD of Hosts. Look at the “effect” of the “Shout of War is revealed in verses 15-17:
Then the men of Judah gave a shout; and as the men of Judah shouted, it happened that God struck Jeroboam and all Israel before Abijah and Judah. 16 And the children of Israel fled before Judah, and God delivered them into their hand. 17 Then Abijah and his people struck them with a great slaughter; so five hundred thousand choice men of Israel fell slain. 18 Thus the children of Israel were subdued at that time; and the children of Judah prevailed, because they relied on the Lord God of their fathers.
He destroyed 5000 of the best men of Israel out 8000, the remaining had to flee cause they were scared. Did you get that? When you and I begin to really rely on God, and give out a Shout of War, we WILL have the victory. Can you see why the enemy of our souls has sought to silence OUR Shout of Victory, OUR War Cry?
Everyday all of us are going to be facing some kind of spiritual warfare or battle in our lives against the forces of evil. There is no where to run and nowhere to hide.
I will give you one more SHOUT, the best ONE I know
A lot of people are struggling to find their purpose in this life. Is it supposed to be this hard to understand what we were created for and to do? I don’t think there is any question, which cannot be answered, if we will search the Bible, for it is our manual and it contains all the answers.
Why were we created?
Isaiah 43:7 “Everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made.”
Isaiah 43:21 “The people whom I formed for myself that they might declare my praise.”
Psalm 150:1-6 Praise the Lord! “Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens! Praise him for his mighty deeds; praise him according to his excellent greatness! Praise him with trumpet sound; praise him with lute and harp! Praise him with tambourine and dance; praise him with strings and pipe! Praise him with sounding cymbals; praise him with loud clashing cymbals! …”
Psalm 100:1-5 A Psalm for giving thanks. Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth! Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into his presence with singing! Know that the Lord, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name! For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.
Psalm 95:6 Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker!
Need more? 100 Verses about, “We Were Created to Worship”
In looking at 1 Corinthians 20 in the World English Bible says: “for you were bought with a price. Therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s. I also liked the Messenger Bible rendition: “Don’t you see that you can’t live however you please, squanderingwhat God paid such a high price for? So, let people see God in and through your body.”
Those of us who have come to Christ, through the Power/Grace of Yahweh, were given the most expensive gift we will ever receive and it cost Yahweh the life of His Son Yahshua/Jesus. No doubt we are grateful, or should be, in the light of what Jesus did for us on the cross and you would think we would respond to His sacrifice by making our lives count in more ways than just “squandering,” wasting it away on materialistic things. Materialistic things meaning: Excessively being concerned with physical comforts or the acquisition of wealth and material possessions, rather than with spiritual, intellectual, or cultural values.
One of our past Presidents, “Ronald Reagan,” who survived an assassination attempt said, “I have a new sense that I was spared for a purpose and that all my time belonged to God after that.” Would you say this was a spiritual wake up call for President Reagan? Maybe we all really need a spiritual wakeup call to re-evaluate what Jesus did for us on the cross. Just like President Reagan, we were spared for special reasons too.
Throughout the scriptures, it reveals we were created to praise, worship and thank our Father Yahweh, the One who created everything, but notice, He especially created us for a purpose, He redeemed us for a purpose and most of all, He wants us to fulfill that purpose. 1 Peter 4:10 NIV says, “Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.” In the NLT: “God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another.”
We were all given spiritual gifts, abilities, education and relationships for a reason – to help other people and to spread the “Good News” about Jesus. How many people do you know, who “don’t” understand we can be saved and given “eternal life” in the hereafter, through Christ? Have you tried to tell them?
Remember in 1 Corinthians 6:20 Yahweh bought us with a high price, the blood of His Son Yahshua. And if we look at Ephesians 2:10 we read: “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. We are created to use the gifts/talents He has given us for good works to help others and tell the world about the Son of God, Christ the Messiah. Faith without works is dead. (James 2)
No doubt, another part of the purpose you are looking for, is tied in with the gift of prophecy, you have received. Is it important for you to prophesy? What is prophecy about? It’s about being available and faithful to bring forth what Yahweh wants to say to His People and the World. Many of God’s greatest servants were prophets, including Jesus Christ, the Spirit of Prophecy who resides in us.
Almost a third of the bible is prophecy, especially Isaiah, Jeremiah and Ezekiel and even Genesis, Psalms and Paul’s epistles contain important prophecies. What do all these prophecies and prophets reveal? The Greatness and Power of Yahweh and the prophetic declarations of what He is going to do in the future, long before it comes to pass. Look at Isaiah 42:
“This is what God the Lord says—the Creator of the heavens, who stretches them out, who spreads out the earth with all that springs from it, who gives breath to its people, and life to those who walk on it: ‘… I am the Lord; that is my name! I will not yield my glory to another or my praise to idols. See, the former things have taken place, and new things I declare; before they spring into being I announce them to you’ ”
Our ability to prophesy exposes the FACT Yahweh, not only exists and confirms the Bible, but He also demonstrates the prophetic through His declaring and prophesying, what is to come. Remember we were created in His “image.” We were born to prophesy.
Yahweh prophesies to us, in Isaiah 46:9 and reveals His Oneness, Power and Authority, through a prophetic word revealing the past and the future. “Remember the former things, those of long ago; I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me. I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come.” He ends this statement saying, “My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please”
Yahweh’s Words were just as important in the ancient time as they are today. He continues to reach out through the prophetic ministry to warn His People to turn from evil, just like He did through Ezekiel.“Say to them: ‘As I live,’ says the Lord God, ‘I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way and live. Turn, turn from your evil ways! For why should you die, O house of Israel?’” (Ezekiel 33:11).
The words you and I hear from Him today continue to be given to us in order to disciple and teach His People about the “Truth” of Jesus Christ and warn them against the evil, which continues in our nations. He has always wanted to talk to His People, His Family.
Did you know the words you prophetically speak and write today have a timeless ability? Prophets of old spoke words about Yahweh, which were important at that time for God’s people, but look how critical they are even today, in teaching and guiding us how to live and get ready for the return of Yahshua and His coming Kingdom. All the prophesies in the Bible are still relevant to all of us now, matter of fact, it seems in our world today, we are going down the same path the early church believers followed in the New Testament. Think they were perfect? Take a close look at the Book of Revelation, chapters 3 and 4.
There were seven churches Jesus commanded John to send letters containing His Words. Five of them already had seeds of disbelief and Jesus revealed, they were involved with everything from immorality to evil practices of Satan himself. Think about it, these five churches were established during the time of the Apostles and only a short generation from the time when Jesus was alive, but only one church was given praise without any mention of faults, the Philadelphian.
What are we seeing today? Churches condoning and comprising the righteous commands of Jesus, to make everyone “feel” good in His Father’s House, sacrifices of babies through abortion, money and position worshiped on the highest levels, anger, hatred, deceit, murder and idolatry as statues of false gods on standing on American soil and being revered. I think we should be getting a letter from Jesus soon. I wonder, “Who will read it”, or better said, “Who will speak it?”
What can turn the hearts of the people back to Yahweh?
The Ministry of the Prophets.
It was the Prophet John, who received the Word/Vision from Jesus and sent the letters to the churches. Selah, A Prophet carried the Words of Jesus to the churches. Did you get that?
2020/5780 – The Year of the Mouth – The Year of the Prophet
We are seeing the upcoming decade 5780-5789, being represented as, the “Decade for Declaration.” The Hebrew letter for “80” is פ – pronounced peh. Besides being the 18th letter of the alphabet, peh is also the Hebrew word for mouth! So in just over a month, we will move from our previous decade, which drew attention to the eye (seer), into ten years of awakening an awareness of the mouth.
Do you see it? Do you feel it? This is the time when Yahweh is raising up a prophetic generation to fill in all the gaps, through the Spirit of prophecy, the Gift of prophecy and The Prophets. Oh can you sense the ground shaking under your feet, as an army begins to be awakened to know who they are in Christ and to move into their places on the walls, in the hiways, the byways, the prayer closets and the churches. Hallelujah!
It shall be a special time and a dangerous time, for words released shall contain power to build and to destroy. Are you listening? What you release will have the power of life and death. Yahweh is moving across, not just our Nation, but the world. Many will come from the north, south, east and west to share their opinions, but you must hold your tongue, behind it’s gates, until you hear your Shepherd’s Words, for He shall move through you and I to save His People. How do I know that?
Because, if Yahweh had not raised up a prophet, at crucial moments in the past, when His People were moving away from Him into sin and evil, no one would be left to follow Him here today and likewise, if He does not raise up a prophetic generation today, His Church Army, to release His Words of Truth, Power and Life, will anyone of be left tomorrow to follow and worship Him? Come Lord, Yahshua Ha Mashiach!
It is said history repeats itself and if you look back into the book of Judges, you will see where time after time the children of Israel did evil again and again, in the sight of the Lord. Can you see this happening in our Nation today? I can see it and I can feel it.
Judges 2:11-13 And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the Lord, and served Baalim: And they forsook the Lord God of their fathers, which brought them out of the land of Egypt, and followed other gods, of the gods of the people that were round about them, and bowed themselves unto them, and provoked the Lord to anger. And they forsook the Lord, and served Baal and Ashtaroth.
Every major section within Judges begins with a statement, “The children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD,” however as you read on, there is good news, for invariably it ends, with the rise of a great leader, or “judge,” sent by the Lord to turn the people back to Him in faith. The purpose of the prophets God raised up back then and for NOW, was and is, for the preservation of His People. How do I know that? Because, it is written in the Scriptures.
I have also spoken by the prophets,
And I have multiplied visions, and used similitudes,by the ministry of the prophets.
In 1 Peter 2:9-10 Paul also clearly states the purpose of who we are as the Body of Christ. ” But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; 10 who once were not a people but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy.
It is hard to understand we are a new race, a special people, never before been on this earth, because we are Born Again into Christ and have His Spirit of Prophecy in us, but We ARE and We DO!!!! Plus, Yahweh shares our purpose as a prophetic people as well, in Exodus 19:5-6:
“Now therefore, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be a special treasure to Me above all people; for all the earth is Mine. 6 And you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.’ These are the words which you shall speak to the children of Israel.”
Today, know who you are, go forth to release the Words of the Father to His son’s and daughters. The Bible prophesies God’s plan, a plan where He will bring us to salvation and eternal life into His Family when we surrender our lives to Him. Yahweh’s prophetic words to us in 2 Corinthians 6:18 proclaim: “I will be a Father to you, and you shall be My sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty. We cannot disregard this Scripture, for Yahweh literally gives us His promise to fulfill it and there is more.
“Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure” (1 John 3:2-3). God’s promise is that, as His divine children, we will be like the glorified Jesus Christ!
Yahweh is prophesying what He already sees in the future. It is up to us to align with Him and understand who we truly are in His eyes. Revelation 20:6: “Blessed and holy is he who has part in the first resurrection. Over such the second death has no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him a thousand years.”
Can you receive this? It is your destiny and your purpose in Him. God’s plan for us is to serve Him as priests and to reign with Jesus Christ when He establishes the Kingdom of God on earth! Until He returns, we keep our eyes and ears open and release His Words to the Body of Christ and one more thing. Numbers 11:29………………
In a recent Bible Study, questions came forth, regarding prophecy and the Prophetic Office. In order to bring clarity to the different levels in the Prophetic, here is some information for you to consider, regarding your gifting and where you might be called in the Prophetic. Are you ready? Good! Here we go. We are told in Scripture all of us are to covet the gift of prophecy and prophecy is given to edify, exhort and bring comfort to the Saints (The Church). Look at 1 Corinthians 14:1-5; 31
Follow after charity and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that ye may prophesy.
2 For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries.
3 But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort.
4 He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself; but he that prophesieth edifieth the church.
5 I would that ye all spake with tongues but rather that ye prophesied: for greater is he that prophesieth than he that speaketh with tongues, except he interpret, that the church may receive edifying.
31 For ye may all prophesy one by one, that all may learn, and all may be comforted.
This is also confirmed in Ephesians 4:11-12 “And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:”
Notice the word says we are to prophesy so the church may learn and be comforted
Jesus set forth those in the church to be leaders in order for the saints to be taught about Him and the Ways of His Kingdom. So, in order to get a good understanding of prophecy, we need to look at the areas or levels of the prophetic ministry and understand, not everyone who prophesies is a Prophet.
1) Prophecy of the Scripture is also called word prophecy. Prophecy of the scripture is the Scripture. Scripture is the Bible. This is the prophecy spoken of by the Apostle Peter in 2 Peter 1:20-21: “Knowing this first that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.”
When Peter says, ‘no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation’ this applies only to prophecy of the scripture. The Bible is prophetic from Genesis to Revelation. This is what is meant by prophecy of the scripture.
2)The Prophetic Presbytery for laying on of hands and prophecy for ordination is in 1 Timothy 4:14: “Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery.”
3)The Spirit of Prophecy – Jesus’ testifying to others through prophetic speaking in Revelation 19:10: “And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.”
The Spirit of Prophecy is, the atmosphere or environment of the prophetic, for in an environment or atmosphere of a prophet, people prophecy.
Severally in the bible, when people came near a prophet, they prophesied. Saul’s messengers who came near Samuel prophesied. Look to 1 Samuel 19:20-21: “And Saul sent messengers to take David: and when they saw the company of the prophets prophesying, and Samuel standing as appointed over them, the Spirit of God was upon the messengers of Saul, and they also prophesied. And when it was told Saul, he sent other messengers, and they prophesied likewise. And Saul sent messengers again the third time, and they prophesied also.”
Saul prophesied when a company of prophets met him in 1 Sam 10:9-10: “And it was so, that when he had turned his back to go from Samuel, God gave him another heart: and all those signs came to pass that day. And when they came thither to the hill, behold, a company of prophets met him; and the Spirit of God came upon him, and he prophesied among them.”
Saul also prophesied when he came to Samuel in 1 Samuel 19:24: “And he stripped off his clothes also, and prophesied before Samuel in like manner, and lay down naked all that day and all that night. Wherefore they say, Is Saul also among the prophets?”
What does it mean that Saul lay down naked prophesying?
In the atmosphere of the prophetic (a prophet)
Even a sinner, a person demon possessed prophesies
Did You Get That?
It is wisdom to see and understand, not everyone who prophesies, is a Prophet
4) The Gift of Prophecy is a gift of the Holy Spirit. Look to 1 Corinthians 12:8-10: “For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues.”
The Gift of Prophecy is a gift of the Holy Spirit and only activated by Him
When the Spirit of Prophecy (The Spirit of Christ) dwells in you, you are baptized with Him and, if you receive the gift of prophecy, you will prophesy.
All gifts of the Holy Spirit are for the service of the church
Healers, deliverers, pastors, apostles, teachers, intercessors, evangelists, etc., may all have the gift of prophecy in accordance to God’s Will and they prophecy but, they are not all prophets. The gift helps them in their specific ministries in edifying, exhortation and comforting the Church.
5) The Administrative or Office of The Prophet. A person called by Yahweh God, strictly to be a prophet, takes the office of the prophet. A person in the office of prophet is the one called a prophet People who were in the office of prophet include Moses, Samuel, Elijah, Elisha, Hosea, Jonah, Joel, Jeremiah, etc. Today, we have people in the office of the Prophet, but they are very, very few.
The Office of the Prophet is not limited as is the gift of prophecy. A prophet is not limited by the borders of the church.
A Prophet is Set To
Root Out; Pull Down; Destroy; Throw Down; Build and Plant
See, I have this day set thee over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant. Jeremiah 1:10.
A person in the Office of Prophet has power, not a gift (of prophecy)
Power comes when the Holy Spirit comes upon
When the anointing is upon (on) not in
In – is to make you a witness for Christ and for His service
A person in the Office of the Prophet has power to kill and resurrect.
He has power to utter judgment to individuals or nations e.g. Moses, Elijah, Elisha, etc. A person in the office of prophet has power over every creature; unbelievers, believers, animals and every created thing. Remember, the gospel is to be preached, to every creature. Mark 16:15
A person in the office of prophet (a prophet) carries the burden of nations & the entire world
This is the person who carries God’s Will to nations and to the world mentioned in Jeremiah 1:10: I have this day set you over the nations and over the kingdoms. Notice the gift works in the church, but here the power works over nations and kingdoms.
It is God who creates, calls, anoints and ordains a Prophet
If God has created you to be a prophet, He will come Himself and tell you that you are His prophet
A prophet is not ordained by people, He is called only by God, not by people, neither himself
No true prophet calls himself a prophet
He does not have the title in his name
It is either God who calls him using that title or people, but not himself
There is no person called a prophet. Prophet is a title, not a name. True God servants have no titles; they are fools of the world – God uses the foolish and weak things of the world. Look to 1 Cor 1:27:
But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;
There are no mighty, major or minor prophets with God
A Prophet does not just Predict the Future,
He reveals God’s Will through the Prophetic and A “Will,”
Which does not line up with God’s DNA, can be a carrier of witchcraft
The Prophetic Office is unlimited, nations/world, brings repentance
The Gift of Prophecy is “A Gift”
The Office of the Prophet is “Power”
The Gift cannot kill or resurrect
The Office of the Prophet deals with the church, unbelievers and world destiny
The Gift Carries the Burden of the Church
The Office of the Prophet carries the Burdens of the Church,
Unbelievers, Nations and the Entire World
The Gift is only for edification, exhortation and comfort of the Church.
The Office is
For rooting out,
Throwing down (humbling),
Building and Planting – Bringing to Life (Resurrect)
Know who you are in the Kingdom, ask Father Yahweh who He created you to be and what He wants to “co-labor” with you to do and then, be faithful to His calling. This is a “NOW” time and He needs everyone, to be ready and “on deck” to do Kingdom work.
Yahweh will move you forward and up the mountain of His Government, when He sees your faithfulness in the small things. Do not fear or fret, for He is with you and will never leave or forsake you.
Do not worry over titles. Stay faithful, true and be available – for whatever He needs.
In the Name of Yahshua, Prophesy the Heart of Yahweh. His people desperately need to hear from Him.
Blessings upon you and your whole house, in the Mighty Healing Name of Yahshua.
The recent Friday Night Prophetic Training Classes have been focusing on Discernment and Discerning Spirits. This week we looked at a picture, which a friend of mine took, while she and her husband were driving by the Andrew Jackson Hermitage Mansion. They were celebrating Veteran’s day with a beautiful and very extensive display of our American Flags, a lot of flags. Her camera caught something unusual/supernatural on the video and I wanted to share it with the class to see if anyone felt or saw something spiritual for us. This is a real discernment exercise for all of us.
There is a very large white form in the picture and some small lighting effects at the base of some of the flags and the tree. Some of the sparkling can be attributed to the rain falling and the lighting of the fields. Here is the picture. What do you see and/or sense?
We discussed the picture in class and some felt the large white object could be a Watcher or Guardian, another shared it looked like someone with a hoodie and another didn’t see anything supernatural. One person said “A ghost?” To which I responded, “I don’t believe in ghosts.” I have studied the history behind the Ghosts and Goblins tied into Halloween and truly sense we are really dealing with spirits. If you study where and how Halloween’s origin came to America, you will realize it is an evil holiday and was not birthed in the US.
Halloween originated in Ireland as the Celtic festival of Samhain around a thousand years ago, which is why so many of Halloween traditions – regardless of where you are in the world – are Irish! Halloween was originally a pagan festival called “Samhain,” meaning “end of summer.” It is not hard to find the information regarding Halloween and all the darkness involved with it. It is “still” a pagan festival.
Anyway, I mentioned the picture to a friend at lunch who see’s in the spirit. Later in the day they called and said, it’s a ghost, even though you don’t believe in ghosts, (chuckle). They said the Andrew Jackson Hermitage Mansion is haunted and they have ghost tours. I went to check it out and they were right. Tickets for tours $22 – $89.
They are actually advertising the Hermitage as being haunted and have several photo’s showing several apparitions, meaning: “ghost like images of a person,” something remarkable or unexpected. Here are a couple of the pictures where the picture is feminine and notice from about the waist down the rest of their image is missing.
After reading all the history and some of the personal things they shared on the site about Andrew Jackson and his family, I was quickened in my spirit when I looked at the pictures of the women. I believe this apparition is what is called a “familiar spirit,” “family spirit,” which might have revolved around Andrew Jackson’s wife or her family and continues to counterfeit the appearance. *Satan is the great counterfeiter. 2 Thess 2:9; 2 Cor 11:14-15.
The word “familiar” is from the Latin familiaris, meaning a “household servant,” and was intended to express the idea that sorcerers had spirits as their servants, ready to obey their commands.
The Bible refers to ghosts or spirits of the dead as “familiar spirits” and warns us against having anything to do with them. (see Leviticus 19:31, Deuteronomy 18:11; 2 Kings 21:6; Isaiah 8:19).
From the Prophet’s Dictionary (Paula A. Price, Ph.D. Foreword by Dr. Bill Hamon:
Familiar Spirits – A divining demon working through a sorcerer or conjurer. A witch’s or occultists’s guide. In ancient times, the term was derived from the generation spirit that supplied a family with its supernatural knowledge,, worldly possession and success, and spiritual wisdom. That spirit was thought to belong to the family line, therefore it was worshipped and sought for ancient and spiritual divine light and knowledge. Spiritism, necromancy and psychic revelation were believed to come to certain “gifted” members of the family by this medium which received its powers from the demons Satan assigned to their family line. Leviticus 20:27; I Samuel 28:8; 1 Chronicles 10:13; 2 Chronicles 33:6; Isaiah 29:4.
Definition of familiar spirit. 1 : a spirit or demon that serves or prompts an individual. 2 : the spirit of a dead person invoked by a medium to advise or prophesy.
It appears many believe the Hermitage is haunted by a ghost and no one seems to be coming forth with any other explanation. They probably don’t want to hear this is not really a ghost but a demon or better said, a familiar spirit. They seem to be happy marketing this spirit and making a profit, but a word to the wise, playing games with a demonic spirit is a very dangerous thing.
(For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what shall a man give in return for his soul? Matthew 16:26)
This last week, in the prophetic training class, we started discussing what it means to have the gift of “discerning spirits.” This is an important gift, especially in this day and age, as the enemy of our souls is increasing his spiritual attacks, bringing havoc and distress to people all over the world, including the United States. Never before have I seen or heard such evil things happening in the US, through all our media outlets, the work places, markets and stores and even in the churches. Perhaps this is why Yahweh is bringing attention to us regarding the gift of discerning spirits.
Without the gift of discerning spirits, we are spiritually crippled. How can we stop spiritual attacks, if we don’t know who or what is attacking us? Our enemies are cunning and know how our body functions. They are quick to attack our brains through the way our thoughts process our emotions and belief systems.
There are two forces or voices residing inside of a Born Again Christian. The soul and all it entails and the Spirit of Christ, both of which speak into our brain and motivate us to make decisions, which at times, war against each other. In one encyclopedia I found this some interesting information regarding our soul.
Discernment of Spirits is a term used in Orthodox, Roman Catholic and Charismatic (Evangelist) Christian theology to indicate judging various spiritual agents for their moral influence. These agents are: from within the human soul itself, known as concupiscence. Not sure about you, but I did have to go look up concupiscence, which means: Strong sexual desire.
Our soul has some flesh issues, which can rise up and cause us to do things, we should not do. How do we get control of these things in order to live a righteous life? The Word of God and the Voice of Yahweh. When an issue arises, what does the Word of God say about it? What voice are you hearing in your thoughts? Does that voice line up with the written Word?
The Bible shares the fruit of the Spirit of God contains self control (Galatians 5:22-23) and when it comes to our flesh, we know we are to take authority over it and bring it into subjection because in 1 Corinthians 10:5, it says: Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.
Even more specific is Romans 6:12 :
Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.
Learning to listen to the voices we hear in our thoughts and identifying the “feelings” of our soul (flesh) is a learning process our “mind” has to go through. The Bible says we are to “renew” our mind from the world system of thinking. Look at Romans 12:2:
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what is the good, pleasing, and perfect will of God.
Studying what Yahweh has said, gives us a compass to follow, and enables us to make decisions in our lives. It is His Word we are to follow, not opinions or desires, but what does His Word Say! Hebrews 4:12 reveals the Word of God is more than able to help us discern, which voice we are hearing.
For the word of God is living and powerful and sharper than any two-edge sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
Once we begin to recognize whether we are hearing the Voice of God, or the voice of our soul, we can move to the next level of the gift of discerning spirits.
Although knowing the Word is necessary for the gift of discerning spirits to function, the actual gift is a by-product of spending time in the Presence of God and getting to know Him, His Ways and His Wise Counsel.
The gift of discerning spirits is, a gift birthed in God’s Presence and, comes from Him. James 1:17
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
Discerning of spirits is not something we should be lackadaisical about or dismiss. We should press in to Yahweh and seek Him for this gift. It is foolish and dangerous to think we don’t need it.
This gift of discerning spirits is linked to the prophetic gift, as it is imperative for us to hear the voice of God, in order to put this gift to use. If we can’t hear the voice of our Shepherd, we can be deceived and misinterpret the identity and/or reasons behind a spiritual disturbance.
The spiritual gift of discernment is also known as the gift of “discernment of spirits” or “distinguishing between spirits.” The Greek word for the gift of discernment is Diakrisis. The word describes being able to distinguish, discern, judge or appraise a person, statement, situation, or environment. In the New Testament it describes the ability to distinguish between spirits, as in 1 Corinthians 12:10,
To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues and to discern good and evil as in Hebrews 5:14.
The Holy Spirit gives the gift of discerning spirits to enable those He chooses, to clearly recognize and distinguish between the influence of God, Satan, the world, and the flesh in a given situation. The church needs those with this gift to warn believers in times of danger and keep them from being led astray by false teaching as in: Acts 16:16-18
Acts 16:16-18 And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination met us, which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying: 17 The same followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, These men are the servants of the most high God, which shew unto us the way of salvation. 18 And this did she many days. But Paul, being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I command thee in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And he came out the same hour.
1 John 4:1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
Acts 5:3-6 Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land? 4 Whiles it remained, was it not thine own? and after it was sold, was it not in thine own power? why hast thou conceived this thing in thine heart? thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God. 5 And Ananias hearing these words fell down, and gave up the ghost: and great fear came on all them that heard these things. 6 And the young men arose, wound him up, and carried him out, and buried him.
A lot of people today in the Church can feel a spiritual presence, but cannot identify it. Yahweh can! It is His Presence in us, which enables us to understand, who or what we are dealing with and how to deal with it.
Just being aware of demonic beings or influences around us is not enough and can be dangerous, especially if we don’t have the “spiritual power” of God in, us to resist and discern their deception.
It is knowledge learned, through the washing of the Word, hearing the living (rhema) voice of our Shepherd inside us, and taking control over our soul, which will enable us to be victorious over the influences and plans of the demonic realm.
You Who Are The Gifts to My Church For the Work of My Ministry — Heed My Words
There shall be an extension of time for the work of the Evangelists to rise up and plant excitement and truth through My Word into the hearts and spirits of those whom I send them to.
I am fine-tuning your gift of Evangelism with a new depth of holy passion and fire.
And it shall burn deep inside you and you will not be able to hold it within. It shall flow like rivers out of your belly and burn off the scales, which the enemy has placed over the eyes of My Children and they shall then see and hear and come unto Me.
For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths. As for you, always be sober-minded, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry. 2 Timothy 4:1-5
This is the time for those of Mine, who are teachers of the Word to come forth and release that which I have poured into you for years. It is a now time for you to place the Word, fresh and raw on the table for those whose soul hungers for the meat, the deeper revelations of My Word, saturated with the flavorings of the Holy Spirit.
There shall come a new awareness and energy in you of My Spirit revealing things you never thought possible to understand. It is my gift to you, to know it is liken to this what you shall be depositing in those who come to you to learn about Me and they shall come.
But as for you, teach what accords with sound doctrine. Titus 2:1 ESV
Show yourself in all respects to be a model of good works, and in your teaching show integrity, dignity, and sound speech that cannot be condemned, so that an opponent may be put to shame, having nothing evil to say about us. Titus 2:7-8 ESV
The pastors will continue to wipe noses and love those in their house but now it is time to instill courage and an overcomer spirit into My flock. It is the time to break off the weight of traditions, which have been placed on them for too long.
I will place shepherds over them who will tend them, and they will no longer be afraid or terrified, nor will any be missing,” declares the LORD. Jer 23:4
I Am releasing the spirit of courage, strength, a refreshing and reviving of the Love between Me and My Pastors and calling them forth to a revival through the washing of My Word. The veil is torn so My Flock can know Me and I am waiting for My Pastors to herd them back unto Me.
“‘And I will give you shepherds after my own heart, who will feed you with knowledge and understanding. Jer 3:15
I am breaking off fear and intimidation, so all of the gifts will function together in the church and the souls of those who are sitting on the pews, who do not know Me, and/or who fight against My Spirit, shall have an awakening in hearing My voice and will suddenly look upon their Pastors with a renewed hope and respect for their service unto them and they shall come to Me.
And of My Prophets, rise and shake off the humdrum spirit and seek Me for the strategies and abilities to lead My Church out of the cave of 4 walls. Stop the bickering and the whining and Let My Word come forth strong and true, to those who are in need to hear it.
It is about love and it is about truth. Release in Love that which is true and it shall come forth strong and cut the cords of those held captive and diseased. This is a new season and My Word is coming forth with Gold and with Water. Fear Not, I AM with you. Speak Life into My Church.
See, I have set you this day over nations and over kingdoms, to pluck up and to break down, to destroy and to overthrow, to build and to plant.” Jer 1:10
Pursue love, and earnestly desire the spiritual gifts, especially that you may prophesy. 2 For one who speaks in a tongue speaks not to men but to God; for no one understands him, but he utters mysteries in the Spirit. 3 On the other hand, the one who prophesies speaks to people for their upbuilding and encouragement and consolation. 4 The one who speaks in a tongue builds up himself, but the one who prophesies builds up the church. I Cor 14 1-4
My Apostles shall now have the ability to look and see from above and know who to link up with to birth the meeting places where they shall put strategies together, by My Words to bring increase to My family
Just as the rain falls, I shall speak and give you direction and in the middle of the chaos you will see and know the places where peace and safety will abide and the chaos will not touch you Though the enemy comes like a flood, you shall not be overcome. You shall rise up and declare Me and that I AM that I AM is with you and many shall come to Me through you.
19 So shall they fear the name of the Lord from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard against him Isaiah 59:19 KJV
I call you to oversee and examine your surroundings and to see those who are in your area of influence. If you ask, I will show you those who are not who they seem. For the enemy is at his best raising up those who are not human, and have no souls. They will seem human, but they are not of Me. I treasure every life I have created, but these, I have not created and they know not My Name.
The deceiver is good at what he does, but my Spirit knows all and will reveal the living dead to you. Spend time with Me and those who are Mine. Do not play games with those who are not of Me. Listen well. Seek eternal things, not those, which shall rot away with time and have no heavenly good. Do not seek to build yourself a mansion here on earth. What I have for you is much better and eternal in the Kingdom of Heaven. You who are my Apostles, you who hold my name in high esteem, know there is a special place in my heart for you. I shall increase that which you need to put all things in order and you shall begin to see in a new dimension and the plans of the enemy shall be foiled and fall at your feet when My Words you speak. This because of My Great love for you and My church. You have the right to the right to the victory through My Son, but the work is not fully done.
Intercessors take heed I have not forgotten thee. And you shall find on your knees your prayers will now begin to bring forth a sweet incense and there shall be joy. For as you pray, you will see a quickening in the response.
I am calling you higher and to come out of hiding and move into a new arena of warfare with the prophets. It is a melding of sort where if two or more come together, there shall be many victories and much more power to defeat the enemy and the plans they are designing, before they are able to implement them.
It shall be prayer and prophetic words working together in a new depth to bring forth revelation to the Church with two pillars holding up My House and what I see, Is Good.
My Six fold ministry, working in my House and lo, you have work to do. For My People sit in houses called churches under My Name, but are they looking for Me?
And when the men had come to him, they said, “John the Baptist has sent us to you, saying, ‘Are you the one who is to come, or shall we look for another?’” Luke 7:20
So these came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and asked him, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus. John 12:21
Awaken My Flock with the Desire to See Me for they will need to see me to survive. What is coming will be the best of times and the worst of times for:
1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 Without natural affection, truce-breakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, 4 Traitors, heady, high-minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; 5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. 2 Tim 3:1-5
I say to you this day, just as the rain falls, I shall speak and give you direction and in the middle of the chaos you will see and know the places where peace and safety will abide and the chaos will not touch you
Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee. Isaiah 26:3
For in the coming time you will need to keep your eyes on Me, for there shall be a sifting if you will, upon you to separate that which is not of Me. I shall purge you for I Am calling you to come forth and be a leader of My people
The enemy of your soul shall rise up against you but heed My Word
To him that overcometh (conquers/is victorious) will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne. Rev 3:21
As the world shakes, who shall hold onto your soul. Will any be saved?
Who shall give you peace, courage and strength to go another day?
I AM that I AM — shall do this thing
4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. 5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. 6 If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned. 7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. 8 Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples. 9 As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love.