This section is inspired by an awareness of our times. More than ever, our independence of judgment and action is required if we are to bring forth our capacity to discern the clouds of confusion in our world. This rests alone with our Abba Father and the power of the Holy Spirit. God-given discernment will allow us to grasp the struggle underway in the family of faith.
Let’s also remember, presidents and leaders of men will not stand in our stead before the judgment seat of Yeshua Jesus. Nor do they hold the key to personal and national revival. Revival does not rest in politicians' hands or the halls of Washington or Congress's legislation. Human leaders will never sacrifice themselves for the benefit of others. Only one sacrificed Himself for us, and that was God’s Son. You see, we are in a prolonged season, putting things in their right place and leaving them there.If nothing else resonates throughout this site, this is the most valuable.
The Book of Haggai, the second shortest in the Old Testament, has this message; “put first things first” (Haggai 1). Similar to our times, the people of Haggai’s time had lost focus on the supremacy of God, and the power of God was lost. Lip service, outward form, and ritual came to define them. Undoubtedly, God allows end-time realities to set in on the national and international stage. Historic paths are being shaped. These words were implanted in my spirit back in 2014, and what I consider to be an “in-season word even more salient today and during the Covid-19; “Stay in Goshen until it passes.”
Similarly, I was reminded of Isaiah’s words in chapter 26:20, “Come, my people, enter your chambers and, shut your doors behind you; hide, as it were, for a little moment, until the indignation is passed.” With all that can be said of our times and the political state that America finds itself in, I am convinced that a growing impression of the world is imprinting itself on God’s people. This is creating a vacuum for our Father’s unchanging principles. It also seems that spiritual fathers seem few and far between today.
In the truest terms, a cry for the charge that was once bestowed on the first-born sounds off today. The firstborn of Jewish families carried the mantel for family unity! Paul, a spiritual father and genuine Apostle in every way, had a similar father's view for his children. This, though, is the DNA of an Apostle! He states, “For you know that we dealt with each of you as a father deals with his children, encouraging, comforting, and urging them to live lives worthy of God, who calls us into His kingdom and glory.” (1st Thessalonians 2:11-12.)
Today we have much confusion in the voices of Christian Evangelical leaders' prophets and prophecies. It has caused many to pause and question what happened given Donald Trump's loss. At the same time, the Prophetic and Apostolic offices are an important part of the 5 fold offices mentioned in Ephesians chapter 4. In such times we must allow time to prove all words and test the spirit of what is being said. Never can one's fame, notoriety, intellectual or scholarly achievements determine Prophecy's veracity. Every word, regardless of the messenger, is leveled at the Messiah's feet and tested by and through the Word of God.
Prophets can come out of no-where as John the Baptist; Prophets can be young as a Samuel and old like a Moses or an Abraham type. They can be either a man or a woman, a young person, or an adult, one that is known or unknown. Always we must tread cautiously not to allow the spirit of presumption to lead us. Prophets can prophesy correctly 90 % of the time and miss 10 % of the time. Each word is weighed and viewed carefully in the light of the situation, timing, and most importantly, the veracity of Scripture to support it. Prophets are also subject to the spirit of the prophets.
Yet, a prophet can speak a word from God that goes against consensus within the prophetic community. Equally, a consensus is not always the ultimate prover of truth either, as was the case with Jeremiah, who spoke against the prophets of his day, as an Elijah, or an Ezekiel. God may also choose to use a donkey! But the Bible always lays out a clear understanding of prophecy and how to judge prophets and their ministries. (See Understanding Prophecy)
With the fear of the Lord, the prophecies offered here from time to time come foremost out of obedience to the Giver of those prophecies as I understood them and received them. I give them not with any allusions of being a prophet, only one man given work in due season as I saw and heard it. The bible states that if a man or woman or known prophet believes that they have received a word from the Lord, it must be shared if it is genuinely from God because it is not for one individual alone. I Corinthians 14:3." On the other hand, the one who prophesies speaks to people for their upbuilding and encouragement and consolation." 2 Peter 1:20,21 states, “No prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation, for prophecy never came by the will of man. Still, holy men... spoke as the Holy Spirit moved them."
The purpose of posting these prophecies is to explain and understand in a time of confusion. Many people of God will be discouraged, will lose faith and trust in the prophetic ministry and the Apostolic. But that is not what God wants. He wants us to learn from it, develop greater discernment, and judge rightly. There is only one governing body of wisdom about Prophecy and Apostolic ministry, God's Word alone. If we follow Bible's guidelines, we will always find ourselves on the side of light and not darkness; clear-mindedness and not confusion, our eyes will not be upon a man, but always upon the Lord Yeshua Himself. In the last days, we must live eye-ball to eye-ball with Yeshua.