Ekklesia, the victory is yours, pay attention and do not miss a thing
This is your time, this is your moment, this is your season, where God has remembered you. As we wrap up the year 2019, and having already entered the Hebrew year 5780, we are witnessing a great shift in the heavenlies that is swiftly bringing about the fulfilment of divine prophecy in the lives of the people of God, in our nation and on the earth.
2019 has been a very rough year for many, in the Kingdom of God. However, in the midst of it all, God has shown Himself faithfully, mightily and powerfully in every situation. The wars that were fought have been intense but so is His grace which continued to increase and abound even more.
In what seemed to be endless sequences of trials and testing, God has used each moment to grow His intimacy with His beloved, to sharpen her ears, and to smoothe the rough edges in her character.
The Bible tells us that when we pray for rain and our prayers are answered, we cannot then decide whether the rain should also be poured over our neighbour or not. For God will pour the rain on both the righteous and the wicked. We have witnessed this in many ways around us, and in our nation at large, where the righteous are praying, and others seem to be enjoying the blessing.
However, instead of becoming despondent or somewhat jealous when we see good things happen to others out there, we should — and must — rejoice as people of God. Because this means that God has answered our prayers.
God has entrusted us with much and we have been faithful. When we pray for unity and shalom in our nation and then we see the manifestations of unity taking place outside of the Church we should not be quick to point out that “it is false unity”, without asking God what is happening. For God can use even a donkey to bring about His will and His purposes.
Indeed, there is room for discernment but there is absolutely no room for doubting God. There is room for rebuking the false light-bearers but there is no room for negativity. When we pray for bread, God will not give us a stone. When we ask for fish, God cannot give us a snake.
We have seen many manifestations of victory and triumph in our nation and these have been just a tip of the iceberg, compared to what God is ushering His beloved into. These have been signs for us that God is at work in our nation.
Shouts of victory now resound in the tents of the righteous, can you hear them? — If you can, give God the glory and thanksgiving, for He has done great things!
Shouts of joy and victory resound in the tents of the righteous: “The Lord’s right hand has done mighty things! 16 The Lord’s right hand is lifted high; the Lord’s right hand has done mighty things!” 17 I will not die but live, and will proclaim what the Lord has done. 18The Lord has chastened me severely, but he has not given me over to death. 19. Open for me the gates of the righteous; I will enter and give thanks to the Lord. 20 This is the gate of the Lord through which the righteous may enter. 21I will give you thanks, for you answered me; you have become my salvation. — Psalm 118:15-21
God has remembered His covenant
The books of remembrance have been opened and the Lord is fulfilling His covenant with His people. God is saying to His bride: “You have taken care of your brothers’ vineyards faithfully and you have at times neglected your own vineyard but I have come to honour you for your faithfulness. I have come to reveal my power to you. I have come to enjoy the abundant fruit with you. The fruit of the land that I have appointed, designated, established, given, provided, and made for you, and only for you. This is the land flowing with milk and honey. The land I promised to your forefathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
He remembers his covenant forever, the promise he made, for a thousand generations, 9 the covenant he made with Abraham, the oath he swore to Isaac. 10 He confirmed it to Jacob as a decree, to Israel as an everlasting covenant: “To you I will give the land of Canaan as the portion you will inherit.” — Psalm 105:8-11
God says: “I am ushering you unto the promised land. I am ushering you unto a place of rest. You shall be fruitful and you shall multiply but you shall be operating from rest. Shalom shall be your portion. For I have defeated all your enemies around you.
“Those who have laid you waste will come bowing before you. You shall forget the shame of your youth and you shall remember no more the reproach of your widowhood for I am your maker and your husband the Lord Almighty is My name, the holy one of Israel, your redeemer. Where you are, I will be also. You will be my people, I will be your God. You shall be none other than the house of God. Your homeland shall be the gate of heaven.
“No ravenous beast, no lions, no fools will be found there but only the redeemed of the Lord. You will be clothed with humility, wisdom, obedience and love. Health, healing and prosperity will be your portion. Silver and gold will be as common as stones among you.
“The wealth of the nations shall be brought to you. The rams of Nabiaoth shall serve you. You shall have plenty to eat until you are full, and you shall praise the name of the Lord your God, who has worked wonders for you.”
God’s government is born, and the yoke of the oppressor has been shattered
“Nevertheless, there will be no more gloom for those who were in distress. In the past he humbled the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali but in the future he will honour Galilee of the nations, by the Way of the Sea, beyond the Jordan — 2 The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned. You have enlarged the nation and increased their joy; they rejoice before you as people rejoice at the harvest, as warriors rejoice when dividing the plunder.4 For as in the day of Midian’s defeat, you have shattered the yoke that burdens them, the bar across their shoulders, the rod of their oppressor. Every warrior’s boot used in battle and every garment rolled in blood will be destined for burning, will be fuel for the fire.6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 7 Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the LORD Almighty will accomplish this. — Isaiah 9:1-7
One of the signs which reveal that God’s government has surely come among a people is the manifestation of liberty, true liberty from the oppressor. Verse 4b in the above Scripture talks about the enlarged nation and the increased joy over the people because the yoke of bondage has been broken, the light and the life of Jesus Christ is revealed and manifested in the lives of the people. The will of God is done on earth as it is in heaven
The Lord is fulfilling this word swiftly in this hour. He is freeing the people from all kinds of slavery, removing the bars from across the shoulders, the rod of the oppressor. There shall be a mighty harvest of souls won into the Kingdom of God from here onwards.
God is pouring His Spirit upon all flesh in this hour. He is moving, touching and transforming hearts radically. No longer will a man teach another to know God, for every man will know God for himself.
The message of the Kingdom shall be taken unto the ends of the earth. Prayer will be of great priority and will gain momentum. Revival will break out and spread like fire. The spirit of repentance will sweep over the nation in a mighty way and people will start to mourn for their sins and recognise the need of the Saviour.
Even the most hardened of hearts will be turned back to God. The Lord is wiping away unbelief, sin, rebellion, pride and idolatry of every kind. He is building a highway of holiness. He is restoring lives. He is restoring relationship. He is rebuilding the broken walls.
True love, unity and sincerity will be born among the people of God. Man’s agenda will be removed and God’s agenda brought forward in all spheres of society, in all mountains of influence. God’s Word and the move of the Holy Spirit will be respected, beginning on the pulpit. Great revelation will come and the move of God will be unstoppable.
Prophecy is being fulfilled now
All that which God has said He will do, He is doing right now. Prophecy is being fulfilled right in front of our very eyes. And this calls for observance, alertness, attentiveness, connection, surrender, thanksgiving and worship. When God says: “It is done,” He means exactly that.
Yes, even that prophecy that you have felt took too long to be fulfilled and which you have almost put away is now ready to be taken off the shelf. Open that notepad and read it again. It is time to listen to that recording again and to repent before the Lord for doubting and to believe again. It’s even as if you see Him in His mercy, fulfil His word, where He says: “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the LORD. 9 “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. 10 As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, 11 so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it. — Isaiah 55:8-11
God has come with vengeance, with divine retribution, He has come to save His People
The Lord has punished with His sword, His fierce great and powerful sword, Leviathan the gliding serpent, Leviathan the coiling serpent, the Lord has slained the monster of the sea. — Isaiah 27:1
Babylon has fallen and never to rise again. All her systems have been judged by the Lord, thwarted and destroyed. The Lord has punished Bel in Babylon and has made him spew out what he has swallowed (Including the souls of men, the wealth and the resources of the righteous). The nations will no longer stream to him and the walls of Babylon have fallen. — Jeremiah 51:44
The Lord says unto His people: “you shall [enter 2020] with great joy, and you shall be led forth with peace, the mountains and the hills will shout for joy before you, and the trees of the field will clap their hands. Instead of the thornbush will grow the juniper, and instead of briers the myrtle will grow. This will be for the LORD’s renown, for an everlasting sign, that will endure forever. — Isaiah 55:12-13
The desert and the parched land will be glad; the wilderness will rejoice and blossom. Like the crocus, 2 it will burst into bloom; it will rejoice greatly and shout for joy. The glory of Lebanon will be given to it, the splendor of Carmel and Sharon; they will see the glory of the LORD, the splendor of our God. 3 Strengthen the feeble hands, steady the knees that give way; 4 say to those with fearful hearts, “Be strong, do not fear; your God has come, he has come with vengeance; with divine retribution he has come to save you.” 5 Then will the eyes of the blind be opened and the ears of the deaf be unstopped. 6 Then will the lame leap like a deer, and the mute tongue shout for joy. Water will gush forth in the wilderness and streams in the desert. 7 The burning sand will become a pool, the thirsty ground bubbling springs. In the haunts where jackals once lay, grass and reeds and papyrus will grow. 8 And a highway will be there; it will be called the Way of Holiness; it will be for those who walk on that Way. The unclean will not journey on it; wicked fools will not go about on it. 9 No lion will be there, nor any ravenous beast; they will not be found there. But only the redeemed will walk there, 10 and those the LORD has rescued will return. They will enter Zion with singing; everlasting joy will crown their heads. Gladness and joy will overtake them, and sorrow and sighing will flee away. — Isaiah 35