Wednesday, October 3, 2018
On September 7th, 2018, while alone in my car, I began seeing various scenarios in the spirit. One-by-one, I saw “clips” of people I knew, and dire situations that had come upon them within the last year or so. My heart ached as I began to cry out to God. But the pain quickly changed to anger at what I was shown next.
God suddenly removed a veil from my spiritual eyes allowing me to see what had previously gone unnoticed. There in the background, demons were hiding in the shadows. They were hunkered down, trying desperately not to be seen. But it was too late. Not only was God revealing their location, but the devastation they were bringing into the lives of those around me.
As the Lord revealed the works of the enemy, what I can only describe as a righteous anger began to rise within. I was angry they would be so bold as to think they could come in this close without being discovered. As this anger reached the boiling point, it spewed forth into the natural.
I began speaking out of my mouth, boldly taking authority over these entities in the Name of Jesus! Orders and proclamations flowed forth in such power and authority that when finished, all I could do was sit in silence as I began to process all that had just happened.
Just as I realized it had been a while since I’d risen up in the Spirit like that, taking authority in the Name of Jesus to fight in the heavenly realm, the Lord began to speak:
“Many have left their station!”
“My watchmen have abandoned their posts!”
“The enemy has been emboldened to breach the camp of the righteous.”
Deep sorrow filled my heart as I realized I was included in this group. Immediately, I repented for taking anxious thought about MY life, and becoming distracted by the storms swirling about. I repented for disobeying His instruction to keep my eyes fastened upon Him (see ‘This Is A New Way!’).
I pondered these things for several days thereafter, entering into prayer over them. The following is what the Lord said during this time:
“Resume your stations!”
“I have set you as watchmen over your house, over your seed, and over your cities. You must fight for them!”
“This will require you to enter the camp of the enemy!”
“Are You Ready?”
The Saints of God are told to put on the full armor of God (Eph. 6:10-20), to be watchful with all perseverance, and to pray always for all the saints (verse 18). Not one of us is exempt from this responsibility!
When we allow the distractions of this life (the flesh) to take our eyes off God, our assigned watch stations are left unattended. The enemy is then able to slip through undetected and wreak havoc in our camp.
The Lord has shown many of those originally placed in our care have been taken captive by the enemy. This calls for a rescue mission!
This rescue mission will require we enter the camp of the enemy. But God is asking each one of us:
“Are You Ready?”
As mentioned in the previous post, ‘She Will Rise from the Dead,’ the Lord has made clear His people are not ready. But praise God, He has provided all we need as we look to Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith!
To rescue us, our Savior also had to enter the camp of the enemy. But before Jesus came to the earth, He emptied Himself of all – absolutely everything – and took upon Himself the form of a servant.
At the Garden of Gethsemane, submitting His will to the Father, He again poured Himself out for mankind as He turned His flesh over for crucifixion.
Last month, the Lord told me,
“She must be prepared to reign and rule with her Bridegroom!”
We know Jesus cannot be unequally yoked with His Bride. As He is, so must she be in this earth.
This is our preparation time!
Before we are ready to enter the camp of the enemy, we too must first be emptied of self as we submit our will to the perfect will of the Father. We too must be willing to be poured out as an offering. As our Bridegroom, we too must be able to say of the enemy, “He has nothing in me!”
Brethren, be encouraged! As we are crucified in Christ, yet live, we will be given the spiritual “sight” needed to expose the location and plans of the enemy. Our spiritual eyes will act as infrared night goggles, piercing right through the darkness surrounding us! We will walk by faith – no longer by physical sight. The enemy will be exposed, unable to hide in the shadows.
The Lord is wanting to use us as His Instruments of Righteousness, to turn the table on the devil, enter his camp, and free the captives.
He is asking each of us: Are You Ready?
Please take this before the Lord for confirmation, further interpretation, and how this may apply to you personally.
Philippians 2:7-8, “…but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a servant, and coming in the likeness of men…He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.”
John 12:24, “Whoever wants to save his life shall lose it…”
1 John 4:17, “…because as He is to also are we in this world.”
Ephesians 6:10-20,18, “…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…praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints…”
2 Cor. 10:5-6, “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty through God for pulling down strongholds…bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled.”
Psalms 149, “Let the saints be joyful in glory…Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two-edged sword in their hand, to execute vengeance on the nations, and punishments on the peoples; to bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron; to execute on them the written judgment…”