The Shepherd’s Rod 1998

Bob Jones & Paul Keith Davis

THE COMING RAIN

Bob was awakened at 2:22 A.M. to hear the Spirit say, “I am going to rain on the brain of My people”. It is important to the Lord that during the course of this year that we begin to possess the mind of Christ and the mind of Christ possess us. Part of the emphasis for this year will be the intellectual side of man and the importance of bringing every thought into captivity to the Obedience of Christ.

As it is stated in Ezekiel 36, the Lord is going to sprinkle clean water upon us that we may be made clean. He is going to cleanse us of all filthiness and idolatry so that our minds would become “good soil” for the seed of the Word of God that is forthcoming. Revelations 22:2 states AND ON EITHER SIDE OF THE RIVER WAS THE TREE OF LIFE, BEARING 12 KINDS OF FRUIT, YIELDING ITS FRUIT EVERY MONTH; AND THE LEAVES OF THE TREE WERE FOR THE HEALING OF THE NATIONS.

The purpose for this rain is to nurture the seed of the word of God so that we would bear heavenly fruit revealing the redemptive attributes of the Lord. Once we recognize the power of the Lord’s redemptive qualities we then can allow our minds to reign in the midst of turmoil.

Isaiah 55:10-11 FOR AS THE RAIN AND THE SNOW COME DOWN FROM HEAVEN, AND DO NOT RETURN THERE WITHOUT WATERING THE EARTH, AND MA KING IT BEAR AND SPROUT, AND FURNISHING SEED TO THE SOWER AND BREAD TO THE EATER; SO SHALL MY WORD BE WHICH GOES FORTH FROM MY MOUTH; IT SHALL NOT RETURN TO ME EMPTY, WITHOUT ACCOMPLISHING WHAT I DESIRE, AND WITHOUT SUCCEEDING IN THE MATTER FOR WHICH I SENT IT.

Through this, the Lord is also extending the invitation for intimate relationship on a much higher level. It is as though the Lord is extending an invitation to dine with Him and He with us in order to acquaint ourselves through this intimate fellowship on a much more personal level.

The number “2” is also symbolic for witness, testimony and friendship. It is representative of incarnation. God coming in the form of flesh to reveal Himself to mankind.

THE COLOR FOR THIS YEAR IS ORANGE

During the course of this vision the Lord was surrounded in a background of the color orange. In scripture we realize that the jacinth was the first stone in the third row of the breastplate of Aaron. Scholars tell us that it was of an orange nature and was representative of the tribe of Gad. This symbolism verifies the invitation that the Lord is extending to us for intimate relationship as the scriptures tell us that Gad is representative of companionship.

Gad is also a reference to those with a high spirit and valor that characterized the descendants of Gad. In the blessing of Moses, (Deut. 33:20)

AND OF GAD HE SAID ,”BLESSED IS THE ONE WHO ENLARGES GAD; WHO LIES DOWN AS A LION AND TEARS THE ARM ALSO THE CROWN OF THE HEAD.

I CHRONICLES 12:8–AND FROM THE GADITES THAT CAME OVER TO DAVID IN THE STRONGHOLD IN THE WILDERNESS, MIGHTY MEN OF VALOR, MEN TRAINED FOR WAR, WHO COULD HANDLE SHIELD AND SPEAR, AND WHOSE FACES WERE LIKE THE FACES OF LIONS, AND THEY WERE AS SWIFT AS THE GAZELLES ON THE MOUNTAINS.

These references are to the dread champions that will begin to emerge during the course of this Season of the Spirit. These will be fearless warriors who have been with the Lord and are steadfast in their convictions. From this intimate companionship shall emerge a mighty army of fearless warriors that will begin to lead the church into deliverance and salvation .

The disciple John felt uninhibited to lay his head upon the very breast of God because of intimate fellowship and companionship that he had with the Lord. This is an example of the relationships that some will establish with the Lord during the course of this year.

At the last supper, even Peter recognized that John’s relationship was so close to the Lord that he asked John to ask questions of the Lord. Those that attain this intimate companionship with the Lord will be able to inquire of the Lord and He will respond to their inquiry. (John 13:23-26)

Orange was the color of the setting sun as it settles on the Western horizon. As it is written, “It shall be light in the evening time”. (Zech. 14:7) That which has been hidden shall be found again inChrist.

THE COMING RESTORATION

At 3:41 A.M., Bob saw the Lord working on a large vehicle from the 1950’s. This vehicle was also colored orange and was disabled and unable to function since the mid-fifties. Though men had attempted to repair this vehicle they were unable to do so. Yet the Lord indicated that He was able to jump start this truck and put it on the road again.

While the Lord was working on this vehicle Bob was allowed to walk up to Him and place my right hand upon His left shoulder in the vision. He turned to Bob affectionately as an elder brother would while teaching his younger brother how to do things. This again extended the Lord’s invitation to us to an intimate companionship with Him even as an elder brother has with the younger brother that he cherishes.

The truck that the Lord was working on was the “anointed Word of God”. Words, when anointed, become spiritual “vehicles” that translate us from one realm to another. The natural word becoming spiritual through the anointing of the Holy Spirit.

In John 6:63 the Lord stated that the words that He spoke to them were both SPIRIT and LIFE. Through the anointing, words have a spiritual life of their own that point toward the cross and transport one from the natural realm into the spirit realm.

Jesus Himself was actually representative of the “anointed Word”. He was the Word of God incarnate in flesh and He was the Messiah which is the Anointed One. Therefore we can see that this vehicle the Lord was working on was the Word, and His anointing is the fuel that runs the vehicle. Without the anointing the vehicle cannot operate. The letter killeth but the Spirit giveth Life. (II Corinthians 3:6)

For the ministered word to become spiritual food, it must proceed from the presence of the Lord through an anointed ministry in an atmosphere of the anointing. As His anointed word is quickened within us and we receive from it an impartation of Spirit and life, we are then growing into “the fullness of His stature”.

There were purposes of the Spirit that were initiated in the 1950’s that were supported by the Holy Spirit and vindicated as a true move of the Spirit. However, this vehicle broke down because of unbelief and fanaticism. The Lord is now wanting to repair this vehicle and reinstitute the heavenly purposes that were begun in the 50’s and now “pick up” where they left off.

WATCH KOREA

We should also watch Korea as spiritual signs will come out of this nation. The Korean conflict occurred during the 50’s & this nation will again be symbolic of spiritual conditions. The pride of man has come before God as a spiritual stench in His nostrils.

The Lord is going to allow the church leadership to come near to Him to see how He repairs and jump starts something that He is in. Once the leadership sees how it is properly done by the Spirit, then they to will be able to utilize those same principles in the establishment of Godly leadership. The Lord exhibited an exuberant attitude in revealing this truth to us. Great joy and excitement exuded from the Lord as He revealed His desire to re-establish the move of His Holy Spirit that was begun and ended in the 1950’s. It was not His intent for this vehicle to break down as it did. Yet, we must learn from the mistakes of our forefathers so that we can overcome the obstacles that caused the break down of this vehicle in the prior generation.

This vehicle represents the principles that He moved by during the 1950’s. The healing power of God that was exhibited during that season as well as the humble quality of His servants as they initially began that era of church history. It was also a season of great revelation of the Word with the restoration of Biblical truth to the church providing a sanctifying light to the church making her a suitable habitation for the Holy Spirit.

THE EXTINGUISHING OF LIGHTS

Presently in the church there are many “lights” of the Spirit at work in a variety of different fashions in a diversity of circles within the church. All of these have been good and have served the purposes of the Lord. However, He is now saying that He is going to extinguish these little lights in order for a concentrated light to come forth that will shine much more brilliantly. One light with a consolidated source will shine much more brightly than that same amount of light divided into many numerous smaller lights. This will unveil the desire of the Lord for His emphasis to be placed upon the issues of paramount importance to Him.

The Lord is going to turn off the lights to the things that are not vital in order to fuel and power that which is vital. The good must make way for the best. Many “good” works that are presently in place will be discontinued to make way for the “best” purposes that the Spirit has for us in this generation. The anointing placed upon the good works will be lifted and an emphasis of the anointing placed upon the highest purposes that the Spirit has for the church.

The Lord is going to release great understanding to those willing to sit with Him in intimate relationship and learn from Him. The Lord is calling us aside even as he did His disciples to reveal to us His heart and His mind on how He would do things if He were living in the earth during this generation in human form. In essence, there will be a removal of the leaven in order to produce a more purified leadership accomplishing far more with less effort.

Having many divided works has not allowed the church to see the overall corporate vision that the Lord has for the endtime ministry. The Lord is promising that He will no longer leave His friends in the dark as to what He is doing. He will give them a “blow by blow” account of what He is doing. He will reveal what His priorities are, and the sequence in which these events shall take place.

FIRSTBORN AMONG MANY BRETHREN

He is going to reveal Himself as the first born among many brethren. As the elder brother He is going to show His younger brethren the most efficient and effective manner to accomplish the Father’s purposes.

It is important to recognize that these purposes are long-term, perhaps for the next 20 years. If we fail to recognize the long term plans of the Lord then we would have a tendency to faint because of some of the coming activities. If we do realize that a greater and higher purpose were being established then it would become disheartening to see the activities that we have considered as good being extinguished.

Many of the vehicles to be used by the Lord during this coming season of the Spirit will be those born in the 1940’s and 50’s. The emphasis of the Spirit will not be upon the relationship of a father, but the relationship of a husband. Many who are presently in leadership that have taken the things of God and abused them for their own purposes will no longer be allowed to do so.

Those who are presently in leadership that have been faithful and humble and made certain that they transferred all praise and glory to the Lord, will be allowed to progress and taken to a higher level. Those who did not will come under judgement. That which was given to them will be taken away and to those who were faithful even more shall be given.

This new generation of leadership will be clothed in a spirit of humility, anxious only for the Lord to receive all the glory due His great name. It will be more as the relationship of a husband. The husband has a much more intimate relationship with the bride providing intimacy and shelter as He lovingly cares for His bride.

RESTORING HUSBANDS

The emphasis being placed upon the role of the husband through Promise Keepers and other ministries reveals the Father’s heart for the church itself. Even as husbands are being restored to their families in the natural, so shall husbands be restored to the church that will accomplish that role spiritually, providing for, nurturing, and sheltering the bride.

Buelah will now be the name to prophetically describe the relationship between the Lord’s leadership and the body of Christ. This is a distinctively different relationship from prior generation that lead the church into humanism and doctrinal error. It signifies that the dispersion that now exists in the church will begin to be re-established in a unity around Christ and His true revealed Word. Though the beloved bride is presently appears weak; she will now be displayed as the beloved woman, cleansed and restored to her Lord.

Spiritually, the husband is coming to the church to establish that intimate relationship. The present leadership should prepare the bride for that intimacy with the Lord as her husband.

JOHN 3:29 HE WHO HAS THE BRIDE IS THE BRIDE-GROOM; BUT THE FRIEND OF THE BRIDE-GROOM, WHO STANDS AND HEARS HIM, REJOICES GREATLY BECAUSE OF THE BRIDE-GROOM’S VOICE. AND SO THIS JOY OF MINE HAS BEEN FULL.

SOMETHING OLD AND SOMETHING NEW

The Lord is bringing something old and something new as we enter this new season of the Spirit. The “something old”, is that which will be restored from the ministry of the fifties. That which is new will be spoken into being by the Spirit of prophecy according to Isaiah 48:6-7—

“YOU HAVE HEARD; LOOK AT ALL THIS. AND YOU, WILL YOU NOT DECLARE IT? I PROCLAIM TO YOU NEW THINGS FROM THIS TIME, EVEN HIDDEN THINGS WHICH YOU HAVE NOT KNOWN.

“THEY ARE CREATED NOW AND NOT LONG AGO; AND BEFORE TODAY YOU HAVE NOT HEARD THEM, LEST YOU SHOULD SAY, “BEHOLD, I KNEW THEM.’

The good things of the 50’s that were pure and Godly will now be restored to us and joined with these new things that we will be experiencing at this new beginning. This “new thing” will be a new unity that before now has not been known in the church. This will also be a new ministry of corporate intercession as represented by the red horse. (Zechariah 1)

The old vehicle is the restoration of the old foundations. This will mark the beginning of the restoration of all things. This restoration of the old foundations will be the establishment and revelation of the apostles and prophets leading into the ministry of perfection. (Ephesians 2:20)

ISAIAH 50

Bob was then given Isaiah 50 as the primary passage of scripture for the coming year. Fifty is the number of jubilee and the Lord is saying, “NOW” is the acceptable time; “NOW” is the day of salvation. (II Co. 6:2)

In the first portion of Isaiah 50 we see a generation that came under the Lord’s discipline and chastisement because of idolatry and unbelief. This is very similar to the forty year wandering of the nation of Israel because of their unbelief. The same is true for us. The prior generation of the church saw great manifestations of the Spirit in the visitation of the 50’s. However that visitation was cut short because of rebellion and unbelief.

Isaiah 50:4— THE LORD GOD HAS GIVEN ME THE TONGUE OF DISCIPLES, THAT I MAY KNOW HOW TO SUSTAIN THE WEARY ONE WITH A WORD. HE AWAKENS ME MORNING BY MORNING, HE AWAKENS MY EAR TO LISTEN AS A DISCIPLE. THE LORD GOD HAS OPENED MY EAR AND I WAS NOT DISOBEDIENT NOR DID I TURN BACK.

DISCIPLES OF CHRIST

Disciples of Christ will now begin to emerge according to this passage of scripture. A disciple is defined as one who has been instructed. He shall awaken their ear as one being instructed morning by morning. These disciples will have words of life and spirit for those who have mourned these last decades.

The Lord is revealing Himself as the Husband and he is going to anoint those individuals He has been grooming over the past several years in order to anoint them with the Spirit of Truth and the power of God with the weapons of righteousness on the right and on the left.

This leadership will be jealous for the bride of Christ with a Godly jealousy even as Paul prepared the believer’s of his day in such a manner. II Cor. 11:2— FOR I AM JEALOUS FOR YOU WITH A GODLY JEALOUSY; FOR I BETROTHED YOU TO ONE HUSBAND, THAT TO CHRIST I MIGHT PRESENT YOU AS A PURE VIRGIN.

A virgin is one who has not been touched by the hands of any man other than her husband. God’s Word is to be brought to the people unadulterated without the polluting of man’s thoughts nor the precepts of men taught as the doctrines of God.

Isaiah 50:10— WHO IS AMONG YOU THAT FEARS THE LORD, THAT OBEYS THE VOICE OF HIS SERVANT, THAT WALKS IN DARKNESS AND HAS NO LIGHT? LET HIM TRUST IN THE NAME OF THE LORD AND RELY ON HIS GOD.

The fear of the Lord is going to return to the church. The true reverential fear and awe of the awesome God of creation is going to be brought with reality to the hearts of those who are righteous. True Godly fear has not existed in the church for quiet some time. However, the fear of the Lord is one of the keys that unlocks the treasures of heaven essential for end-time ministry.

Isaiah 50:11— BEHOLD ALL YOU WHO KINDLE FIRE, WHO ENCIRCLE YOURSELVES WITH FIREBRANDS, WALK IN THE LIGHT OF YOUR FIRE AND AMONG THE BRANDS YOU SET ABLAZE. THIS YOU WILL HAVE FROM MY HAND; AND YOU WILL LIE DOWN IN TORMENT.

The fire of God is going to come to test the works of man. Those works that were the thoughts and intentions of man’s heart will be consumed like wood, hay and stubble. The works that were done in obedience to God and to His Holy Spirit will become purified like gold, silver and precious stones.

Many little fires have been kindled by man that people have encircled and embraced. Those lights are going to be revealed for what they are. That which is true will remain and that which is false will be consumed.

The Lord, as husband, can only be joined to that which is pure and holy, for He is Holy. When the High Priest entered the Holy of Holies on the Day of Atonement he was required to do so following meticulously prescribed methods. Any deviation from this prescribed way would result in death. So it is with those who desire to enter in to this intimate and Holy relationship with the Lord. He has ONE prescribed way, any deviation from that divine way will result in death.

THE GLORY AND THE MIRACLE

Get ready for the Glory of God and His miracles. He turned the water into wine because He didn’t have any wine. You don’t need the miracles when other things are providing a substitute.

Awake, Awake to the Hispanics and the Jewish blood that is mixed in their heritage. There is a strong lineage of Jewish blood mixed in the Hispanic race. Because of this Jewish blood the Hispanics will receive a divine visitation and will be shown great favor during the course of the coming year. This is a year that the Lord is going to visit the Spanish speaking people. This Jewish heritage has created an emptiness in Hispanics that can only be filled by the Lord.

As a sign of this truth the Lord sent a meteorite over El Paso, Texas as an indication of the divine favor that will be shown to Hispanic people. Much of the church has not been devoting great attention to the Hispanics, however, the Lord is going to delegate His attention to them as there will be a true awakening among this people. Many of the Lord’s true servants will be accepted by the Hispanics.

Awake, Awake O Israel, put off Thy slumber, for your year of Jubilee has come. Great awakening in Israel to the things of the Spirit & Truth.

THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH

The Lord is now beginning the early stages of the greatest show on earth. These workings of the Spirit are preparing the church and initiating what will become the greatest show an earth, referred to as the end-time ministry. One of the instruments that will be used in this greatest show on earth will be the Promise Keepers.

The Promise Keepers and their leadership will be singled out for intense persecution. They must embrace this with great humility, for the persecution will be the vehicle which will open doors internationally for this ministry. The Promise keepers are now to go worldwide.

If the Promise Keepers will respond to the persecution with humility, then the Lord will respond to the Promise Keepers with the same answer that He gave to the inquiry of John the Baptist concerning the ministry of the Messiah. (Luke 7:22)

AND HE ANSWERED AND SAID TO THEM, “GO AND REPORT TO JOHN WHAT YOU HAVE SEEN AND HEARD: THE BLIND RECEIVE SIGHT, THE LAME WALK, THE LEPERS ARE CLEANSED, AND THE DEAF HEAR, THE DEAD ARE RAISED UP, THE POOR HAVE THE GOSPEL PREACHED TO THEM.

The Lord is calling the Promise Keepers to emerge as the dread champions of God and of the family. The glory of the Lord is preparing to fall on the Promise Keepers.

The Promise Keepers are not the only group that the Lord is calling according to this commission. He is also calling individual men and women along with other segments of the body of Christ. The Women’s Aglow will also be subject to this same commissioning as well as End Time Handmaidens and other such ministries with an emphasis towards intercession. These ministries are not in competition with one another but are complimentary one to the other.

The ministries of Women’s Aglow and End Time Handmaidens should continue their emphasis as in the past for this will compliment the workings of the Spirit through Promise Keepers. The ultimate result of these ministries will be the re-establishment of Godly life within the Christian family which will function as the nucleus of power for the end time ministry. The church has been like a widow woman but now she is going to have a husband. This truth is applicable both in the natural and in the spiritual.

PSALM 98

Again this year the Psalm that corresponds with the coming year is Psalm 98. However, this year the Lord is revealing a different twist on this Psalm than in previous years.

The emphasis of this psalm is on the number 9 and on the number 8. The number 9 is the numerical symbol for divine judgement while the number 8 is the numerical symbol for new beginnings. During the course of this year we will see both divine judgement and the beginning of a new thing occurring simultaneously.

Judgements and new beginnings for the church during the course of this year. During this portion of the vision the Lord referred to the church as the “Kirk”. In Scotland the “Kirk” is a reference to the church. In the Scots Confession “Kirk” was defined as the universal church consisting of the Elect in Christ. This document went on to say that the marks of the true “Kirk” on earth are the true preaching of the anointed Word and the right administrations of doctrine and of discipline.

PSALM 98:

VERSE 1 – OH SING TO THE LORD A NEW SONG, FOR HE HAS DONE WONDERFUL THINGS, HIS RIGHT HAND AND HIS HOLY ARM HAVE GAINED THE VICTORY FOR HIM.

II Corinthians 6:7 was given as a reference for this verse. The Spirit of Truth and the power of God with the weapons of righteousness on the right hand and on the left to be released this year without delay. We are instructed to hide ourselves in praise. We are further instructed to seek humility, seek righteousness and perhaps we will be hidden in the day of the Lord’s anger. (Zeph. 2:3) It is imperative that we find the hiding place of the Most High, and that hiding place will be His anointed Word.

His right hand is defined in Psalm 80:17. Also Psalm 45:3-5, where the servants of the Lord are instructed to gird themselves with the sword of the revealed Word of God so that we can ride on victoriously for the cause of truth, humility and righteousness allowing the Lord’s divine presence at our right hand to teach us awesome things.

VERSE 2 – THE LORD HAS MADE KNOWN HIS SALVATION; HE HAS REVEALED HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS IN THE SIGHT OF THE NATIONS.

That which is going to be initiated during this new beginning will actually go international. The righteousness that the Lord is going to bring to the church will be restored to all the nations of the earth. We are going to enter into the early stages of this divine visitation yet the end result will be the Lord’s salvation reaching to the ends of the earth.

There is a call being released in the church today for international corporate intercession so that the purposes of God can be birthed and the anointed Word released bringing the promised salvation. The church must enter in to a higher level of intercession so as to lift the coming judgements. Even as Moses and Aaron stood in the gap and interceded on behalf of Israel to withstand the judgements, so shall the church in this hour stand in the gap through intercessory prayer to lift the judgements that are coming upon the church and the world.

VERSE 3 – HE HAS REMEMBERED HIS LOVING KINDNESS AND HIS FAITHFULNESS TO THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL; ALL THE ENDS OF THE EARTH HAVE SEEN THE SALVATION OF OUR GOD.

The Lord is going to remember His loving kindness and His faithfulness both to the church and to the nation of Israel. Great emphasis will be placed upon the establishing of God’s purposes both in the church and in the natural nation of Israel. Especially Jewish Christians.

This is the year that the Lord’s salvation will enter in to the diverse Jewish groups that inherently have a distrust one for the other. The Lord, through this new beginning, is going to birth a unity through this group that will eventually introduce a unified spirit that will spread to the nation of Israel. The primary purpose of this unity is for intercessory prayer and for fellowship. The Lord is continuing to reiterate the importance of companionship and fellowship not only with Him but also among the people that are called according to His name.

Even the inherent distrust that exist between the Jewish people and the church will begin to be dissolved as the spirit of unity and companionship is released in both the church and the nation of Israel. Through these vehicles the lord is going to introduce His salvation to the ends of the earth.

VERSE 4 – SHOUT JOYFULLY TO THE LORD, ALL THE EARTH; BREAK FORTH AND SING FOR JOY AND SING PRAISES.

We are to rejoice and shout joyfully and sing for joy and sing praise for the Lord is no longer going to tarry. That which we seek has already been promised to us and now the Lord is saying that He is going to release His Spirit to fulfill the promises.

Rejoice in the Lord always and again I say rejoice for we are going to see the Lord’s justice coming to the earth. The Lord is going to render judgements on behalf of those who have been faithful and humble and possess His divine nature and His holy character. He is also going to bring judgements on those things that have been contrary to His Word and the fruit of the Spirit.

One of the most important admonitions for this year is to sing for joy despite the circumstances. Whether the circumstances are greatly in our favor or seemingly against us, we are commanded to shout joyfully despite those circumstances. Otherwise depression, dejection, and discouragement will enter in because of the trials that are coming upon this nation and the earth.

VERSE 5 – SING PRAISES TO THE LORD WITH THE LYRE; WITH THE LYRE AND THE SOUND OF MELODY.

New and higher levels of praise will be experienced in the church that will ultimately overcome the enemy and the schemes of the devil. In places there will be such anointed praise that demons will be unable to cope with this atmosphere of praise and will be forced to flee.

VERSE 6 – WITH TRUMPETS AND THE SOUND OF THE HORN SHOUT JOYFULLY BEFORE THE KING, THE LORD.

This will be the year of sounding of the shofar declaring the year of the Lord. Salvation will be coming to those that sit in darkness for they shall see the light of the Lord. (Isaiah 49:8)

VERSE 7 – LET THE SEA ROAR AND ALL IT CONTAINS, THE WORLD AND THOSE WHO DWELL IN IT.

Let the multitudes of humanity and humanism roar. This year we will see humanism coming to its pinnacle creating gross darkness over the people.

Humanism will rise to a new height and many will run to its soothsayers and diviners yet they will discover that they will only find answers in Jesus. New Age philosophy and teachings will be presented to people on a greater plain and with greater exposure than ever before. Many will have the opportunity to experience the fallacy and the weakness of humanism to respond to the deep longing of their soul. Only the Lord Jesus can fill that void within the human spirit.

VERSE 8 – LET THE RIVERS CLAP THEIR HANDS; LET THE MOUNTAINS SING TOGETHER FOR JOY.

Let the “Kirk” run together in a new unity for the purpose of world evangelism. Let us get a corporate vision worldwide for international evangelism. That is the river.

Let the little hills and (Kirks) join together so that the mountains of the Lord can be revealed to the nations. The reality of Mount Zion is to be revealed to the nations. During this year we will begin to see the sons of Zion battle against the sons of Greece with the Lord giving the victory. (Zech. 9:13)

As we come together in unity the mountain of the Lord will be displayed so that the glory of God and His commandments can be revealed to the nations. His commandment is LOVE. The Lord is coming to announce His law of LOVE.

By this shall all men know that you are His disciples if you have love one for the other. By this virtue of love the Lord will now be able to bring into reality the promises of John 17. This high priestly prayer will be answered and made reality before the end can come. Many should begin to experience the reality of John 17 during the course of this year and the years to follow.

John 17:6— I MANIFESTED THY NAME TO THE MEN WHOM THOU GAVEST ME OUT OF THE WORLD; THINE THEY WERE, AND THOU GAVEST THEM TO ME AND THEY HAVE KEPT THY WORD.

The remnant that the Lord has been referring to as the “Kirk” are those who remain true to the revealed Word of God and allowed the purging and cleansing of the Holy Spirit. To them the Lord is going to reveal the full manifestation of the redemptive attributes of His name. Even as the Lord manifested the redemptive names of God to His disciples so shall we see those redemptive names become reality at this time.

(John 17:17) SANCTIFY THEM IN TRUTH; THY WORD IS TRUTH.

VERSE 9 – BEFORE THE LORD; FOR HE IS COMING TO JUDGE THE EARTH; HE WILL JUDGE THE WORLD WITH RIGHTEOUSNESS, AND THE PEOPLES WITH EQUITY.

The justice of God that was initiated last year will continue through this year being even more amplified. Even as the ten plagues were brought to Egypt in order to reveal the justice of God so shall the ten plagues come at this time in order to reveal the Lord’s justice.

THE TEN PLAGUES

The intercessors are told in this year’s Day of Atonement revelation, “File charges against mother nature”. When Jesus and His disciples were crossing the sea of Galilee a storm empowered with demonic forces attempted to withstand them as they crossed. The Lord stood in the boat and rebuked the storm and removed the evil power enforcing the storm bringing a calm to the Sea of Galilee.

In the same way, the intercessors are going to have to stand in the authority of God’s Word and rebuke the demonic forces that are empowering many of the devastating storms that are coming to the earth. Many of the natural disasters that are coming to the earth are being allowed by the Lord. However, the enemy enters in to these storms and greatly amplifies the devastating effect of the storms through empowering principalities.

When these storms begin to approach, the intercessors must stand to rebuke the storms and turn them away. Believers are given the authority to deal with these storms. The amount of damage done by the coming natural disasters will greatly depend upon the willingness of the church to intercede and combat these forces on behalf of mankind.

The term “mother nature” used by the world is a reference to fire, wind, rain, flood, hail and other such storms. When the judgements of God were allowed on the nation of Egypt culminating in the death angel passing over Egypt, the nation of Israel was given a covering to protect them from this judgement. They were told to place blood on the door post of their house and in so doing this act of obedience would cause the death angel to pass over the nation of Israel and the Lord would not “allow the judgement to touch Israel”.

When the Lord sees the blood of His Son on the house of Faith then many of these judgements will pass over the church. However, we must act in obedience to God’s Word and intercede on behalf of the believing church as well as the world in order to remove the amplified effect of the storms and its devastating results.

The first way to turn back the effect of God’s judgements is through repentance. After repentance we then go to the courts of God to file charges against the evil that is being released in the earth bringing devastation. In essence, we are going to the Lord’s “courthouse” in order to file charges.

The “Kirk” will begin to emerge in a new power. Some of the Kirk that have been faithful since the fifties will be used in great intercession and power. These individuals coming from the 50’s will also join with new groups. They will be coming together out of necessity because of the justice of God that will be in the land.

The Kirk that had the birthing of prophets in them in the late 70’s and early 80’s and survived the purging of the late 80’s and early 90’s will now have a new refreshing and a new release of the breath of God.

Plague 1 – The Blood (Exodus 7:19-25)

WHEN MOSES AND AARON MET PHARAOH NEAR THE NILE AND MADE ANOTHER DEMAND FOR THE PEOPLES RELEASE PHARAOH REFUSED. UPON HIS REFUSAL AARON LIFTED UP THE STAFF OVER “THE WATERS OF EGYPT” AND “ALL THE WATER THAT WAS IN THE NILE WAS TURNED TO BLOOD”.

As a result of this miracle all the fish abiding in the Nile died because of the water being turned to blood. The fish perished because of polluted water.

The admonition to the church during this year is to be extremely careful of the water that we drink. Throughout the Bible the anointed Word is referred to as water. However, when that water has been polluted as described in Jeremiah 23 then it becomes unsuitable for drinking. Much of the water that is being distributed to the church through organized and institutional teachings that are contrary to the Word will be as polluted water resulting in the death of the fish, which is a reference to the church.

That segment of the church that rejects the revelation of the anointed word that will be coming forth and continues to drink polluted water will have its grace removed and will no longer be able to function and survive in the atmosphere that is coming.

Much of the common grace that people have been surviving by will be removed bringing great pressure to those who have not totally committed themselves to the Lord and to the revelation of His Word. There is much witchcraft, idolatry, and sorcery that presently exists within the institution referred to as “the church”. Those who have exercised a spirit of control over people will no longer be able to do so, but must be renewed with a “RIGHT” spirit according to the Lord’s divine nature and His Holy Character.

The leaven of the Pharisees as described by the Lord is a reference to man-made teachings that pollutes the true revelation of God’s Word. This admonition is a call for the removal of the leaven from the Lord’s House.

The release of the ten plagues of Egypt were like dominoes with one plague leading into the next. So shall it be in the coming plagues. One plague will actually set the stage for the release of the next. The blood also has the implication of the beginning of economic shaking. We will not see the collapse of the economy during this year but we will see considerable shaking that will erode the foundations of trust within people. Those who have put their trust in anything other than the Lord will have those foundations shaken, thus setting the stage for a purging of the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eye and the boastful pride of life. (I John 2:15-16)

This will reveal the kind of water that people have been drinking. If the church has been placing its trust and faith in the economy or in any other thing outside of the Word of God, then that polluted water will cause those areas of the people to perish. They must then purge themselves of these evil lusts and replace them with faith in God’s anointed Word.

The bombardment of evil reports from the news media concerning events occurring in this country will continue to escalate. Such reports as that one recently released in Mississippi of the young teenager killing his mother and other teenagers will continue to shake the very foundations of trust that people have in this country and its society. If a person looks at those reports without having faith in God then they will become neurotic and will look for something to calm them during these seasons of testing.

Plague 2 – The Frogs – EXODUS 8:1-15

THE SECOND PLAGUE ALSO PROCEEDED FROM THE NILE AND CONSISTED OF UNPARALLELED NUMBER OF FROGS. THESE FROGS NOT ONLY PENETRATED INTO THE HOUSES AND INNER ROOMS AND CREPT INTO THE DOMESTIC UTENSILS, THE BEDS, THE OVENS, AND KNEADING TROUGHS, BUT THEY EVEN GOT UPON THE MEN THEMSELVES. LIKE THE BLOOD THIS MIRACLE WAS IMITATED BY THE EGYPTIAN MAGICIANS, WHO MADE THE FROGS COME UP ON THE LAND.
INTERESTINGLY, THE MAGICIANS WERE UNABLE TO REMOVE THE EVIL PLAGUE FROM THE LAND OF EGYPT RESULTING IN MOSES AND AARON HAVING TO INTERCEDE ON BEHALF OF THE PEOPLE ASKING THE LORD TO TAKE THE EVIL OF THIS PLAGUE AWAY.

The frogs also represented divinity to the Egyptians. This form of false god was revealed to be nothing more than putrefied flesh and the source of a fowl odor that covered the entire land of Egypt. So shall it be in the coming year with false gods that people have erected for themselves that will be unable to save them nor provide a source of peace during the coming tribulations. Even within the church there are many who have made idols out of images and other such false gods that will be rendered powerless and exposed for what they truly are.

Even as Israel had to endure the first three plagues of Egypt so shall the church experience the first portion of the judgements that are coming to the earth. Even though we will be experiencing tribulation and hardship we are to be encouraged through

Habbakkuk 3:16-18—

I HEARD AND MY INWARD PARTS TREMBLED, AT THE SOUND MY LIPS QUIVERED. DECAY ENTERS MY BONES, AND IN MY PLACE I TREMBLE.
BECAUSE I MUST WAIT QUIETLY FOR THE DAY OF DISTRESS, FOR THE PEOPLE TO ARISE WHO WILL INVADE US. THOUGH THE FIG TREE SHOULD NOT BLOSSOM AND THERE BE NO FRUIT ON THE VINES, THOUGH THE YIELD OF THE OLIVE SHOULD FAIL, AND THE FIELDS PRODUCE NO FOOD, THOUGH THE FLOCK SHOULD BE CUT OFF FROM THE FOLD, AND THERE BE NO CATTLE IN THE STALLS, YET I WILL EXALT IN THE LORD, I WILL REJOICE IN THE GOD OF MY SALVATION.

Though it is not an encouragement to hear that the church will endure certain trials during the coming season, yet it is imperative to know the mind of the Lord so that we can properly respond according to His Word. Even in the hardship and trials…”YET I WILL EXALT IN THE LORD, I WILL REJOICE IN THE GOD OF MY SALVATION.” If we will obediently respond in this manner then the season of trials will come quickly to an end and the Lord will give us peace and joy in the midst of storms.

Plague 3 – Gnats – Exodus 8:16-19

AND THE LORD SAID TO MOSES, “SAY TO AARON, STRETCH OUT YOUR STAFF AND STRIKE THE DUST OF THE EARTH, THAT IT MAY BECOME GNATS THROUGH ALL THE LAND OF EGYPT”. AND THEY DID SO; AND AARON STRETCHED OUT HIS HAND WITH HIS STAFF, AND STRUCK THE DUST OF THE EARTH AND THERE WERE GNATS ON MAN AND BEAST. ALL THE DUST OF THE EARTH BECAME GNATS THROUGH ALL THE LAND OF EGYPT.

This year will see a great shaking of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Men attempting to intellectually understand many things taking place this year will result in frustration and disillusionment. Their failed attempts will result in the admission, like the magicians of Egypt, that this “is the finger of God”. This is an indication of much insanity that will be seen during the course of this year and the time that follows.

The “Kirk” will turn their eyes toward God and cry for help and the Lord will put a division between the Kirk and the world when they do. This will mark a release in the demonic realm on a higher level that we have not been accustomed to before now. This release will take place in the “thought” realm against the mind and imaginations of man. The church should be admonished to “gird up the loins of her mind” and rest our hope fully on the divine favor that is to be brought to us at the revelation of Jesus Christ. (IPeter 1:13)

The gnats and mosquitoes represent aggravation, irritation, frustration, defeat and discouragement in a profound way. When a Christian experiences these emotions and allows them to consume their thinking, then they become unable to hear from God, allowing the enemy to successfully sidetrack them from the purposes established for them by the Spirit. We are instructed to rejoice even in the midst of these circumstances so that our minds can remain clear and focused upon the Lord in order to receive further instructions and clear discernment.

One thing that is certain, we cannot base our relationship with God upon our own works. It is not because of any merits of our own but because of His loving kindness and compassion that we stand. Those who base their understanding of their relationship with the Father on the works that they accomplish for Him will be sorely disappointed as they recognize the futility of their works. Doing things for the Lord in obedience is appropriate. However, the fullness of our relationship with the Lord is based completely upon His finished work at the cross and His divine favor.

The hoard of demons will do everything they can to rob us of our peace and get us into strife and will try our longsuffering to tempt us in impatience. They will try our faithfulness to see if they can keep us from doing the things that the Lord has called us to do. Instead of gentleness, they will attempt to force us to make rash decisions and instead of self-control, they will attempt to make us angry.

This is not a year that we will have our own way. The church and the world will not have its way this year. The Lord’s ways are so much higher than our ways and His thoughts are so much greater than our thoughts that we must now lay aside our ways and our thoughts and take upon ourselves His ways. (Isaiah 55:7-9) Satan wants to replace good thoughts with seeing everything that is evil. He is wanting to rob us of the fruit of the Spirit.

The enemy is wanting to make us cruel to those around us rather than sources of blessings and sources of light that will provide illumination during this season of darkness.

Plague 4 – Insects – Exodus 8:20-32

FOR IF YOU WILL NOT LET MY PEOPLE GO, BEHOLD, I WILL SEND SWARMS OF INSECTS ON YOU AND ON YOUR SERVANTS AND ON YOUR PEOPLE AND INTO YOUR HOUSES; AND THE HOUSES OF THE EGYPTIANS SHALL BE FULL OF SWARMS OF INSECTS, AND ALSO THE GROUND ON WHICH THEY DWELL. BUT ON THAT DAY I WILL SET APART THE LAND OF GOSHEN, WHERE MY PEOPLE ARE LIVING, SO THAT NO SWARMS OF INSECTS WILL BE THERE IN ORDER THAT YOU MAY KNOW THAT I, THE LORD, AM IN THE MIDST OF THE LAND. AND I WILL PUT A DIVISION BETWEEN MY PEOPLE AND YOUR PEOPLE.

The Lord is now going to bring a division between the church and the world. Many have observed that there is little distinction between those who are in the church and those that are in the world. These hardships that are coming will mark a true line of demarcation between that which belongs to God and that which does not.

Even as the land of Goshen was set apart so shall the faithful believers in Christ be set apart during the midst of these hardships and tribulations. All authority has been given to Christ and He has delegated that authority to the church. It will now be time for the church to assume her rightful position of authority and intercede in a new spirit of unity.

Thus far, the enemy has been able to conquer through division as the church has been separated into many segments and streams of belief. However, history has proven that unity is always the end result of an attack by a common enemy. The church will now enter in to a new level of unity as a result of these things that are coming. The Lord will then loose His angels and His power to bring true separation between the church and the darkness of the world. This will result in tremendous torment and darkness for those apart from Christ.

The demonic opposition to the mind will become so great that those without Christ will literally become numb in their thinking and overwhelmed by hopelessness. In the natural realm we will see many blood infections and infectious diseases spreading on a new level. The El Nino’ that is coming will release biological germs and infections throughout the foods that we eat and the weather patterns will result in increased spread of new diseases and infections that we have not known before. Man shall not be “at ease” but will be “dis-eased”. (Leviticus 26:20)

Plagues of man, pestilence, famine, war and the wild human spirit unrestrained will result in the bank account of man being “sucked” dry. Even as the Ghad flies sucked the blood out of man so shall the substance of man be sucked dry.

It is recorded that the ghad flies were more numerous and annoying than gnats and when enraged fasten themselves to the human body, especially to the edges of the eyelids and become a dreadful plague. This represents the addictions that are the result of the “lust of the eyes and lust of the flesh”. These addictions are the results of man’s search for pleasure outside of Christ. The eye is the gateway to the soul and we must be especially careful of what we allow ourselves to watch.

WHO AMONG US CAN LIVE WITH CONTINUAL BURNING?…HE WHO STOPS HIS EARS FROM HEARING ABOUT BLOODSHED, AND SHUTS HIS EYES FROM LOOKING UPON EVIL. (ISAIAH 33:14-15)

We must flee to our prayer closet; for only there shall we find the rest of God. There our strength and substance can be replenished through the blood of Christ and His Holy Spirit.

Plague 5 – Pestilence – (Exodus 9:1-7)

“FOR IF YOU REFUSE TO LET THEM GO, AND CONTINUE TO HOLD THEM, BEHOLD, THE HAND OF THE LORD WILL COME WITH A VERY SEVERE PESTILENCE ON YOUR LIVESTOCK WHICH ARE IN THE FIELD, ON THE HORSES, ON THE DONKEYS, AND ON THE CAMELS, ON THE HERDS, AND ON THE FLOCKS. BUT THE LORD WILL MAKE A DISTINCTION BETWEEN THE LIVESTOCK OF ISRAEL AND THE LIVESTOCK EGYPT, SO THAT NOTHING WILL DIE OF ALL THAT BELONGS TO THE SONS OF ISRAEL.

The substance of the world will effect the stock market. Even as this judgement destroyed the livestock of Egypt so shall all that man places the “stock” of his life in be destroyed. This is primarily in reference to the stock market and the economic tremors that are coming. The earthquake itself will not come during this year but there will be many tremors.

Men’s hearts will fail them because of the things that will shortly be coming upon the world. However, the church shall prosper and grow strong during this season. A clear line of distinction shall be seen between the church and the world. Whatever things the world puts their stock into, other than Christ, shall fail this year and the years that follow.

Plague 6 – The Boils – (Exodus 9:8-12)

AND THE LORD SAID TO MOSES AND AARON FOR YOURSELVES HANDFULS OF SOOT FROM A KILN AND LET MOSES THROW IT TOWARD THE SKY IN THE SIGHT OF PHARAOH. AND IT WILL BECOME FINE DUST OVER ALL THE LAND OF EGYPT AND WILL BECOME BOILS BREAKING OUT WITH SORES ON MAN ON AND BEAST THROUGH ALL THE LAND OF EGYPT.

As the judgements continue in a domino effect, the body is weakened from the diseases and viruses that are being released in the earth. Through this weakness in our bloodstream, sores will emerge both in the natural realm and in the spiritual.

Boils are extremely sensitive sores that create great pain when touched. So shall many of the elements of life that people have put their trust in be exposed as futility which creates a very tender sore spot in the hearts and minds of people. However, those who respond in obedience to Christ during this time will be granted a spirit of repentance according to II Timothy 2:25-26. There is power in the blood of Christ obtained through heartfelt repentance and reconciliation.

There will be a genuine release of the spirit of repentance among the believers during this year and the time to follow. Many will “OVERCOME” this year by the Blood of the Lamb and the word of their testimony. This year, we must choose whom we shall serve. The opportunity is given to return to Christ; yet if that opportunity is not taken advantage of, then there will be an increased hardening of the heart. Many will be set free by the spirit of repentance. The scriptures tell us that if we have love for the things of the world then the love of the Father is not in us. A great percentage of the church still holds to a love for the world. That separation will be taking place beginning this year.

Plague 7 – Hail – (Exodus 9:17-35)

BEHOLD, ABOUT THIS TIME TOMORROW, I WILL SEND A VERY HEAVY HAIL, SUCH AS NOT BEEN SEEN IN EGYPT FROM THE DAY IT WAS FOUNDED UNTIL NOW. NOW THEREFORE SEND, BRING YOUR LIVESTOCK AND WHATEVER YOU HAVE IN THE FIELD TO SAFETY. EVERY MAN AND BEAST THAT IS FOUND IN THE FIELD AND IS NOT BROUGHT HOME, WHEN THE HAIL COMES DOWN ON THEM WILL DIE.

The voice of the Lord will be calling forth the wind , the hail, the fire and the famine but the Lord is not in either of these. He is in the still small voice. He is going to speak in the still small voice as heard by the prophet Elijah.

AND I WILL MAKE JUSTICE THE MEASURING LINE, AND RIGHTEOUSNESS THE LEVEL; THEN HAIL SHALL SWEEP AWAY THE REFUGE OF LIES, AND THE WATER SHALL OVERFLOW THE SECRET PLACE. (Isaiah 28:17)

During the course of this year the Lord is going to profoundly take issue with the doctrinal error presently in the church. Where doctrinal error once had a stronghold, the Spirit of Truth will now reign. The Lord is going to release like hail the Spirit of Truth that will bombard, shatter and destroy all strongholds of error that have been taught and embraced by the church.

This will be a release of the “Rhema”, the God anointed and the God breathed word by the spirit of revelation.” The Apostle Paul once prayed that believers would have a spirit of wisdom and REVELATION OF THE KNOWLEDGE OF CHRIST. It is this strong spirit of revelation that will be released bringing true light to the scriptures.

A vivid distinction will be made between the things that the Lord is supporting and those that He is not. That distinction will be made by the Spirit of Truth who will guide us into all truth and reveal to us things to come. The spirit of error that has prevailed in the church is high on the Lord’s target list and of a great priority to Him during this year and the years to follow.

The Lord is going to sprinkle clean water upon us that we may be cleansed of all filthiness and idolatry. Any form of false god embraced by people will be revealed for what it is. The Spirit of Truth will then cleanse those who embrace His judgements and embrace His Word with obedience in order to receive a new heart and a new spirit so that the Lord can impart His Spirit in us causing us to live according to His statutes and His ordinances.
(Ezekiel 36:25-27)

Even in judgement the Lord showed mercy to Egypt as He admonished the Egyptians to flee the fields to safety in order to alleviate certain death. Those who were obedient to this admonition survived and those that were not, perished.

Plague 8 – Locust – (Exodus 10:1-20)

FOR IF YOU REFUSE TO LET MY PEOPLE GO, BEHOLD, TOMORROW I WILL BRING LOCUSTS INTO YOUR TERRITORY. AND THEY SHALL COVER THE SURFACE OF THE LAND SO THAT NO ONE SHALL BE ABLE TO SEE THE LAND. THEY SHALL ALSO EAT THE REST OF WHAT HAS ESCAPED, WHAT IS LEFT TO YOU FROM THE HAIL, AND THEY SHALL EAT EVERY TREE WHICH SPROUTS FOR YOU OUT OF THE FIELD.

The East wind is always a judgement wind. A spirit of poverty will be released to eat up the substance of the world. If you are a Christian, and the world is your source, then get ready for poverty. However, if God is your source then get ready for the storm shelter of God which is the secret place of the Most High. That is not only a place of protection and fellowship but it is a place of promise. For it is written in the scriptures, “I ONCE WAS YOUNG BUT NOW I AM OLD AND I HAVE NEVER SEEN THE RIGHTEOUSNESS FORSAKEN NOR HIS SEED BEGGING BREAD”. (Psalm 37:25)

FOR THOU HAST ABANDONED THY PEOPLE, THE HOUSE OF JACOB, BECAUSE THEY ARE FILLED WITH INFLUENCES FROM THE EAST, AND THEY ARE SOOTHSAYERS LIKE THE PHILISTINES, AND THEY STRIKE BARGAINS WITH THE CHILDREN OF FOREIGNERS. (Isaiah 2:6)

Spiritual famine is the result of mixing the true revealed Word of God with influences from the East or psychological teachings from far-eastern religions. Much of the philosophy and psychology that is counseled in the church is actually the result of many eastern influences. This will produce spiritual famine and death and must be alleviated for true spiritual growth. There will even be sorcery and divination masquerading as true prophetic ministry. Spiritual discernment is essential in the days to come.

This year will provide a great reward for those that are righteous and respond in humility to the Word of the Lord and the purging that is forthcoming. Great fellowship and provision are promised for those that respond in such a manner; yet hardship and tribulation for those who do not.

Everything the Lord has been speaking through these plagues and the promises that are given to those who obediently respond, are not limited to this country or our a small geographic region. They are intended for the entire world and have international implications. As it is written in the Psalm the whole earth shall see the salvation of our God.

Plague 9 – Darkness – (Exodus 10:21-29)

THE LORD SAID TO MOSES, “STRETCH OUT YOUR HAND TOWARD THE SKY, THAT THERE MAY BE DARKNESS OVER THE LAND OF EGYPT, EVEN A DARKNESS WHICH MAY BE FELT”. SO MOSES STRETCHED OUT HIS HAND TOWARD THE SKY AND THERE WAS THICK DARKNESS IN ALL THE LAND OF EGYPT FOR THREE DAYS.

The darkness that was brought upon Egypt was so great that they could not see one another, and no man arose from his place. The Israelites alone “had light in their dwellings” (verse 23). This does not refer to their houses but means that their part of the land was not visited by this plague.

If your god is not the Lord then get ready for great darkness. Depression, fear, and defeat will be your gods. However if the Lord is your God then be ready to dwell in “the orange light of the Lord”. This, I believe is a reference to the companionship and intimacy that is available to those that respond in faithfulness and obedience.

The Lord is going to send people with a ministry like unto Joseph. Joseph was not only a prophet but he was also a deliverer who provided a source of plenty in time of famine. He is going to impart divine wisdom to certain people allowing them to be sources of plenty even during the seasons of darkness and famine.

Great darkness and famine will exist in the world while the land of the church will experience light and sources of plenty.

Even in the great darkness that will exist in the world, the Glory of God will be seen in the church. The purging, cleansing and purification through these judgements and hardships will be the preparation for the visitation of the Glory of the Lord. The Glory of the Lord will begin to be seen in the church this year.

“FOR BEHOLD, DARKNESS WILL COVER THE EARTH, AND DEEP DARKNESS THE PEOPLES; BUT THE LORD WILL RISE UPON YOU, AND HIS GLORY WILL APPEAR UPON YOU. AND NATIONS WILL COME TO YOUR LIGHT, AND KINGS TO THE BRIGHTNESS OF YOUR RISING. LIFT UP YOUR EYES ROUND ABOUT, AND SEE; THAT ALL GATHER TOGETHER, THEY COME TO YOU. YOUR SONS WILL COME FROM AFAR, AND YOUR DAUGHTERS WILL BE CARRIED IN THE ARMS. THEN YOU WILL SEE AND BE RADIANT, AND YOUR HEART WILL THRILL AND REJOICE BECAUSE THE ABUNDANCE OF THE SEA WILL BE TURNED TO YOU, THE WEALTH OF THE NATIONS WILL COME TO YOU.”
(Isaiah 62:1-5)

Many of the things that will be initiated by the Holy Spirit during the course of this year will actually continue for the next seven years. We are entering into a new seven year season of the Spirit that will see the unfolding of all these things. We must have the discernment of Elijah who was not moved by the earthquake nor the great wind but responded with humility and discernment to the still small voice that produced the Glory of God.

Plague 10 Death of the Firstborn – (Exodus 11:1-12:30)

THUS SAITH THE LORD, “ABOUT MIDNIGHT I AM GOING OUT INTO THE MIDST OF EGYPT, AND ALL THE FIRSTBORN IN THE LAND OF EGYPT SHALL DIE, FROM THE FIRSTBORN OF PHARAOH WHO SITS ON THE THRONE, EVEN TO THE FIRSTBORN OF SLAVE GIRL WHO IS BEHIND THE MILLSTONE; ALL THE FIRSTBORN OF THE CATTLE AS WELL…BUT AGAINST ANY OF THE SONS OF ISRAEL A DOG SHALL NOT EVEN BARK, WHETHER AGAINST MAN OR BEAST, THAT YOU MAY UNDERSTAND HOW THE LORD MAKES A DISTINCTION BETWEEN EGYPT AND ISRAEL.

The human faith that has been placed in government and in science and our legal system will fail. The firstborn is considered to be the strength of a nation. Get ready for your strength to fail you if you do not have the blood of Jesus Christ on the doorpost of your heart. For through that blood the Holy Spirit will have access to come into His temple to instruct His people.

These things will be the sign of great deliverance for the church. To extract the humanism and Eastern philosophy that exist in the church. We must be filled with the obedience of a disciple. These are considered to be the friends of God.

THE AGE OF ACRYLICS

Human beings are as vessels made of red clay. Many feel they are wasted and broken as did Elijah at Mt. Horeb. (I Kings 19:11-20) Winds were sewn and they reaped the whirlwind. There will come earthquakes, fire and great shakings as spiritual signs. But there will also be a gentle blowing, the breath of God, a consuming fire. (I Corinthians 10:4-12)

Like the wind blowing in the trees, so shall the breath of God blow like a consuming fire. It will be like water out of the rock where the water will judge the desires of our heart. Our pleasures, our pride and our knowledge will come under scrutiny in order to purify them. All of our actions must be Christ centered.

Do not grieve the Holy Spirit for He will withdraw and a serpent will replace Him. Presumption and judgmental criticism along with gossiping and other such things will grieve the Holy Spirit, causing Him to depart.

This will be the time that the oven and the hammer of God shall break all vessels and reduce them to rubble so that they can be re-shaped, molded together and put back into the Lord’s service. The Lord is looking for “crack-pots” that He can repair and make into a vessel of honor.