GOD WARRING WITH OUR ENEMIES
The season of chaos and conflict have been upon us for several years. It’s not just the chaos that we’ve witnessed that has been alarming, but the level of chaos and lack of order that seems to have reached such a new level beyond anything we’ve witnessed in prior years. We have known our Heavenly Father to be loving and generous, but in these times, there is a plan in heaven to give us a new understanding of the overall nature of God. Whenever the Church struggles on the earth to move forward, it can be linked to our lack of understanding of WHO God is! If we try to advance with a wrong view of how God is moving, we may not understand His process nor the path He chooses to advance.
We must get a revelation that in this season of chaos, God is revealing who He is as a Man of War! “The Lord is a man of war; the Lord is His name.” Exodus 15:3. There comes times when our Heavenly Father allows circumstances to “block us in” so that He can manifest His salvation! He loves to fight for His people and to show Himself strong on behalf of them. Darkness has launched serious attacks against the Body of Christ to keep us distracted, confused, and full of despair. Today, the Lord is awakening His children to the stage that He is setting in order to fight for us!
ATTACKED BY THE AMALEKITES
When the children of Israel reached Rephidim, they were attacked by the Amalekites. After the Israelites saw the wonders of God delivering them out of Egypt, they were the first group to attack. Joshua was commissioned to select some men to go out and fight the Amalekites. As the battle was raging on, Moses stood on top of a hill holding his staff over the battle. While the staff was raised, the Israelites won. While the staff was lowered, the Amalekites would gain the advantage. Aaron and Hur seeing the dilemma, stepped in with a Godly solution! They provided Moses with a rock to sit on, and they each held up one of Moses’ hands and in doing so, helped keep the staff steady until sunset, giving Joshua the overwhelming victory!
This is a prophetic picture for us today! They were attacked at Rephidim, which means: supports, and an element of an elaborate royal chair! There is a battle that is raging today and all of God’s children have found themselves fighting spiritual bands and raiders trying to steal our joy, victory and hope. However, Apostolic leaders must continue to keep “the staff raised” declaring and decreeing what “thus sayeth the Lord”. Apostolic leader, do not grow weary. Do not get tired. We need you to stay in your position trusting that you have heard from God!
It is now time for the Aarons and the Hurs to step in and help establish a royal chair; a place of support and assistance so that the people of God can advance. Many leaders have allowed the enemy to use their voices to attack and criticize other leaders. In those instances, you are in fact assisting the Amalekite army gain the advantage. Now, God is calling the leaders in the Body of Christ to step in and HELP LIFT THE ARMS of Apostolic leaders. We have had Apostolic/Prophetic leaders who have been releasing prophetic declarations and once the battle has turned awry, they have been left trying to hold up the staff on their own.
I prophesy this day to the AARONS and the HURS — ARISE and assist by using your leadership to help carry the load. It is time to set our minds to WIN!
“After the victory, the Lord instructed Moses, ‘Write this down on a scroll as a permanent reminder, and read it aloud to Joshua: I will erase the memory of Amalek from under heaven.’ Moses built an altar there and named it Jehovah-Nissi, which means, ‘The Lord is my banner’. He said, ‘They have raised their fists against the Lord’s throne, so now the Lord will be at war with Amalek generation after generation.’” (Exodus 17:14-16)
The spiritual Amalekites are part of the anti-Christ structure and they are shaking their fists at God’s throne and are warring on the earth against the Body of Christ. We have witnessed the realm of darkness double down on their plans to shift this world into an age of darkness, void of God’s love and grace. God has a pattern of allowing things to seem as if there is no way out only for Him to then give the winning strategy! Our faith is not to be in a man, but only in the Lord who wars for us!
Moses built an altar and named it “Jehovah-Nissi” the Lord my banner. We need new revelation about this particular banner! This banner is not a soft fabric flowing in a gentle breeze. No! It is a term of WAR! The Lord used Moses’ staff to be the prophetic symbol of what His banner looked like, which is why Moses had to hold up it and keep it lifted up! Moses’ staff was known to release the supernatural power of God. THAT was the banner of the Lord that was displayed against the Amalekites. After Moses introduced Jehovah-Nissi, he declared that the Lord would be at WAR with the Amalekites from generation to generation.
The Lord is our SUPERNATURAL banner against our enemies. We don’t raise a banner of ideas, brainstorms, nor concepts. Our banner is that we have a SUPERNATURAL GOD on our side who is a Man of war! He is stepping in to take over this war!
Leaders, this is a call to you. You must allow God to give you action steps to HOLD UP THE STAFF...to DISPLAY the prophetic banner. It’s time to be leaders from the hilltops so that all of God’s children see you working together and leading together to hold up the clear strategy of the Lord. As we hold up the banner, and declare that Jehovah-Nissi is fighting this battle, God will take over!!! It is time for us to declare that the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand and is to be extended throughout the face of the earth!
STRATEGY IN A DREAM
Recently I had a two-part dream that I believe brings forth some strategy. In the first part, I was being interviewed over the phone on a radio show. All of the other guests who were interviewed sang a song over the phone. I wasn’t too clear with what I was supposed to share so I thought, “Well, when it’s my turn, I guess I’ll sing a song too.” When the interviewer brought me on, I started to sing a song, but he stopped me abruptly. He said, “No, I didn’t bring you here to sing. I brought you here to ask what is God telling us now?” Without any hesitation, I answered, “The Lord is saying to us, it is time for us to go and take back our crowns!”
The dream changed and now I’m preaching at a mega-church. I had the microphone and prophesied to the congregation, “The Lord says, it’s time to go and take back your crowns.” Then I said, “The Lord wants to confirm this to you. Go and drive to your state capitals and He will meet you there and confirm it to you all.” Then the pastor jumped up and said, “You heard it. Go to your “nation’s capital” and He will meet you there.” Many jumped up and began to run out of the building as to drive to the nation’s capitol but I grabbed the microphone and clarified loudly, “No...I need your attention.” Everyone stopped in their tracks to listen. “Not the nation’s capital. Your state’s capital!” Then as they stood around trying to figure it out, one man spoke up and said, “Hey, I have a big bus. If you don’t have transportation, you can come with me.” Many then began to go with him and others made their own arrangements.
As we declare the prophetic message of Jehovah-Nissi this season, God is going to assign NEW prayer assignments and strategies. Here are key points to the dream:
The dream points to the fact that God wants His children learning how to rule and reign for Him on this earth under His banner—Jehovah-Nissi. We cannot rule and reign under church programs or denominational structures. We must be gathered under His banner! We must be Kingdom minded and know that God wants to WAR against the Amalekites to defeat them. This isn’t a fight against PEOPLE, but demonic spirits working through agendas.
God is broadcasting now a message to the Body of Christ that it is time to recover much of what was lost in the last season. We’ve been in an identity crisis but God wants us to get our crowns back.
Prophets….prophesy! I wasn’t at that radio station to sing….I was there to prophesy! Use your gift!
Also in the dream, the pastor gave the wrong strategy. While we appreciate and respect the pastoral gift, it is not used for warfare strategy. If we listen only to the pastor, we will miss important guidance. The strategy was to go to our state capitals to get confirmation from God on how to take back our crowns. The pastor wrongly lead them to the nation’s capital. In previous seasons, God has led many down to the nation’s capital for prayer assignments, and He still does. However, in this season, God is highlighting prayer assignments in our individual states. Angels are being dispatched with supernatural confirmations for the prayer warriors that are being called there.
In a season to war, it is time to allow the Apostolic leaders to give the commands. While we honor the office of the pastor, it is the Apostolic/Prophetic leadership that will lead us into clear strategies. That is the gift we need to be expressed and we must serve as Aaron and Hurs to keep them supported.
God wants to fight for us! Let us get our clear strategies to stay submitted under the banner of Jehovah-Nissi and support those holding the banner high. In doing so, we will regain our crowns!