“But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.”
1 Peter 2:9 NIV
“The Lord said to Moses: “Give Aaron and his sons this command: ‘These are the regulations for the burnt offering: The burnt offering is to remain on the altar hearth throughout the night, till morning, and the fire must be kept burning on the altar. … The fire on the altar must be kept burning; it must not go out.‘ …”
Leviticus 6:8,12a NIV
Sometimes you just got to keep the fire burning! This is my word of encouragement for you this morning. No matter how intense the torment has been during the night, you keep that fire burning the first thing in the morning:
“… the fire on the altar must be kept burning; it must not go out. Every morning the priest is to add firewood and arrange the burnt offering on the fire and burn the fat of the fellowship offerings on it. The fire must be kept burning on the altar continuously; it must not go out.” (Leviticus 6:12-13)
See? We as God’s chosen, royal priests are to add firewood every morning and burn the fat of the fellowship offerings on the fire. Now firewood also symbolizes a person (Isaiah 7:4) and fellowship offerings were mainly made to rejoice in the presence and fellowship of God and to give thanks to Him (Deuteronomy 27:7; Leviticus 7:12-16). We come to give thanks and to rejoice in His presence and forgiveness each morning. This is how we keep the fire burning. This is how we keep our hearts from going astray.
What is amazing to me is that the fire which is described in the passages above was lit by God Himself! Read this:
“Moses and Aaron then went into the tent of meeting. When they came out, they blessed the people; and the glory of the Lord appeared to all the people. Fire came out from the presence of the Lord and consumed the burnt offering and the fat portions on the altar. And when all the people saw it, they shouted for joy and fell facedown.”
Leviticus 9:23-24 NIV
You are to steward the gift He has given you: the very fire of His presence which was ignited in you to burn up the idols in your heart and to light up the darkness inside of your spirit-mind! So let us diligently seek the Lord even today and continue day after day, fellow priests of the Most High! Our flesh does not have the power to prevail but it is the power of the Spirit of God which enables us to overcome. Jesus has made us overcomers (1. John 5:4). So just keep that fire burning!
I prophesy over you a fresh fire of His presence according to the kindness and mercy of God! I prophesy divine revelation on the importance of His fire in everything you do in sacrifice for Him! Come to Him in praise! Come to Him in thanksgiving and be healed in Jesus’ name!
“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!” (Philippians 4:4)
This post is going to be a bit long, so please bear with me. There will be a lot of bible verses to read. But I believe that the Lord wants to convey something beautiful through this – a noble cause we are invited to pursue and remember. I’m sure that many have read the bible verse above and even know it by heart. Yet how do we rejoice? Have you ever asked yourself this question? I want to share some things God has been teaching me these past few weeks regarding this issue and I warn you ahead that this is not for the wishy-washy. This is for the soldiers, the good, committed ones!
If you have ever watched the Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, you may remember the battle speech of King Théoden. The Riders of Rohan ride non-stop for days and days to finally arrive at the war scene where humankind is facing the fate of near defeat against the dark forces of evil. I know you’re wondering why I’m talking about the Lord of the Rings all of a sudden but I ask you to first watch this scene to the end (or at least read the speech that is written out in the description):
Did you get goosebumps, too? How do you feel about them shouting “Death!” after their King? How do you feel about the faces of the orcs at the very end when they realize these soldiers are not afraid of anything? Look at the chaos and fear that sets into their camp as the riders approach!
Now I’m not here to only talk about the Lord of the Rings. But I’m here to talk about God’s army. I’m here to talk about soliders. We all know who the King of this army is: our King Jesus Christ, our Lord! And who are His soliders? His disciples – US, if you consider yourself a follower of Christ, too!
In his letter to his “son” Timothy, the Apostle Paul writes this:
Join with me in suffering, like a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No one serving as a soldier gets entangled in civilian affairs, but rather tries to please his commanding officer.
2. Timothy 2:3-4
And again, a Roman centurion in the days of Jesus states this simple fact about order within the army:
But (Lord), say the word, and my servant will be healed. For I myself am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. I tell this one, ‘Go’, and he goes; and that one, ‘Come,’ and he comes. I say to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.
Now imagine yourself being in this situation like the soliders in the movie clip; your King orders you to fight unto death for victory. How are you going to react? Hear this:
“In your struggle against sin, you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood. And have you completely forgotten this word of encouragement that addresses you as a father addresses his son? It says, “My son, do not make light of the Lord’s discipline, and do not lose heart when he rebukes you, because the Lord disciplines the one he loves,and he chastens everyone he accepts as his son.” Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as his children. For what children are not disciplined by their father?” (Hebrews 12:4-7)
Do you know how many times He encourages us to rejoice in suffering? (1. Peter 4:13; James 1:2; Romans 5:3-5 etc.)
“Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry. Because of these, the wrath of God is coming. You used to walk in these ways, in the life you once lived. But now you must also rid yourselves of all such things …” (Colossians 3:5-8a)
“Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.“ (Matthew 16:24)
“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.“ (Ephesians 6:12)
See, this is my plea to my brothers and sisters to endure with me and to rejoice with me in suffering with Christ for the Heavenly Kingdom! There is a renewal of the mind happening as we thank Him for discipline and learn to rejoice always. Because ultimately, we will have a heavenly reward of eternal life and bliss and joy! When we set our minds on things above, we realize that there is hope in resurrection. We realize that there are things eternal which we cannot see (yet) but in which we must believe so that we will partake in it!
The Lord shared with me that this year would be a year of renewal. We will learn to have pleasure and delight in obedience and following His command, His ways only. As Paul says, good soldiers really seek to only please the commanding officer. Everything that distracts them are put aside for the sake of Christ! So coming back to the question of how we continue rejoicing like He commands us to do: We remember who we are – His children – and that we are part of His army. We fear God when He says that there is life in doing what He says: to love Him and our neighbors as ourselves; to forgive, have compassion, be generous, gentle, humble and meek. To go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit and teaching them to obey everything He has commanded us (Matthew 28:19-20). For this, we forsake any distraction, any “civilian affairs” and put to death our selfish, fleshly desires by the power of the Holy Spirit. We cut ties with any signs of lust, sexual immorality, evil desires, greed, and impurity. We constantly come to Him FIRST for refuge, healing and deliverance. We truly ABIDE in Him!
The Breath of God is coming from all four winds to revive the army of God! He has been calling them from all around the world because the fulfillment of His promises are near! He told us to always keep our lamps burning. Is your lamp burning? Do you have oil to keep it burning this season? If not, repent and seek mercy! He is faithful and just to forgive when we confess our sins (1. John 1:9).
We must be ready, Christians! We must prepare the way for the RETURN OF THE KING. So rejoice, soldiers of God! Rejoice! He has taught us how to! Grab your weapons, day and night! Fast, worship, pray and read His word, day and night! Do not let sin overtake you. Do not let darkness override you. We serve a God who is God. He is God.
These days I keep waking up very early in the morning, disrupted in my sleep and having difficulties to breathe. I’ve been fighting allergic asthma since the beginning of this year. What is interesting is that I found out this past week that some of my brothers and sisters in Christ “suddenly” developed similar symptoms over the past few years. The Lord is revealing certain things to me and I felt led to share a few things (including a dream I have had recently). It’s a divine hour we’re in. He has highlighted three things to me:
The Lord is gathering His children from the east and the west (Isaiah 43:5). His command: FEAR NOT. He’s doing it, He’s gathering us. We’re in this critical hour together, the army of the Lord (there are some Christian leaders deceiving themselves to be a part of the army but no, there are only a handful. Most are the masses, the “civilians” who need protection. If you are unsure, pray to God and ask Him if you are part of the army or not, lest you get yourself into unnecessary pain when it’s not your role to fight upfront). We are literally in a “World War”, I heard it in the Spirit in the dream. I saw war planes shooting through the sky towards our camp. Our civilians were in fear and looking out of the window. The enemy is doing his best to pluck us out of intimacy with Christ by striking our physical and mental health. His goal? To intimidate us into FEARFUL RESTLESSNESS. You have heard the Lord’s command, His strategy against this raging attack of a storm: FEAR NOT. Remember the sun coming out after a storm passes by. Keep lifting up your eyes to Jesus. Right now, to us Christ is given. I see the bronze serpent raised on a pole and everyone just needs to look up in faith to be healed. Everyone who keeps looking up towards Christ shall receive help and healing, again and again. They shall not fail. I decree in Jesus’ name that they shall live and declare the good works of the Lord.
The army of the Lord is in a pivotal hour, the enemy keeps making fatal blows and keeps mocking us. But I see a young man planting lavender around a military house that still stands at the border of our promised land. The enemy seeks to attack this house (in fact, he’s in the midst of it). I see the young warrior planting lavender as a sign of resistance against the enemy – a young girl had died, her signature was lavender and the enemy thought that her meaning would die with her if he kills her. But no, even if she’s taken out of this world (and she rests in peace with our Father in Heaven), the testimony of Christ in her life persists: lavender, the sign of healing and purification. The military house was surrounded and surrounded by lavender. “(By His stripes) We are healed.” “We are purified.” See, this point is about INTERCESSION. And it’s not for everyone. It’s for those in the army, especially those in higher rank like Daniel and Moses. Daniel 9, God told me after the dream. Right now He is willing to give understanding to those who are willing to REPENT on behalf of the family of Christ all around the world like Daniel did for Israel in Daniel 9. Ask the Lord if this point is for you.
Finally, Isaiah 63:7 keeps being one of THE major weapons we use at this hour. He keeps telling me this all throughout the year. The Lord is purging. It’s the refining. He is working in all the hidden places. I repeat, HE IS WORKING IN ALL THE HIDDEN PLACES. Never stop declaring His goodness, praising Him and telling the world of His many kindnesses. According to His grace and mercy He has sustained us, protected us, and led us so far. How great and awesome is our God! I see golden fist globes, so dauntingly firm and made of pure gold which will punch the bones out of the enemy’s strongmen as we obey and honor His deeds. And those are the faces of our soldiers who have learned to rely solely on the Holy Spirit: serene. Tranquil. At peace. Bold. Smirking with confidence. They are being called deeper into greater dependence on the Spirit. Rest and peace is their portion, the enemy cannot take the joy that they have from God Himself.
Beware of lurking spies trying to walk in and out of your territory. Take them out in authority, prophets! Bind them and their “babies”! (I saw a commander of the enemy walk out of our military house with a baby tied to his chest and his face was full of mockery, thinking this place was already his and he could walk in and out like that. Do not LET them continue). I speak lastly again to the prophets: use the gift of prophecy you have received and do it in faith as a faithful manager in the Kingdom of God. Get low and He will raise you up. Get low, humble yourself before God even if it hurts. Do it for Him, do it for the Kingdom of God. Do it for all the souls who are at the brink of failing right now! Repent and get low and remember to praise Him for all His deeds, no matter how small! And no matter how small or big: PROPHESY!
Let no one pursuade you otherwise That one moment with God, just sitting in His presence, When all your questions fade away and you are just spending a moment with the One you love so much, That that’s not enough to satisfy the deepest parts of you. If you’re not satisfied and resting, it’s because you have forgotten whom your heart was made to beat for.
Come to Him while He may be found, my friends. Come deeper and linger in His presence!
• “Take Courage” – Kristene DiMarco
Slow down, take time Breathe in He said He’d reveal what’s to come
The thoughts in His mind Always higher than mine He’ll reveal all to come
Sing praise my soul Find strength in joy Let His Words lead you on
Do not forget His great faithfulness He’ll finish all He’s begun
Take courage my heart Stay steadfast my soul He’s in the waiting He’s in the waiting
Hold onto your hope As your triumph unfolds He’s never failing He’s never failing
And You who hold the stars Who call them each by name Will surely keep, Your promise to me That I will rise, in Your victory And You who hold the stars Who call them each by name Will surely keep, Your promise to me That I will rise, in Your victory! 🎶
In the morning of May 22, 2021, I had a dream. I saw a multitude of women trapped in a small prison cell and lying hopeless on the floor. One of them was highlighted to me as she was being tormented by a man. This man was experimenting on getting her private part stimulated so that it would continue to be aroused. It was torture! Her inmates had their backs turned and were trying not to watch; they were glad that they were not the target this time.
The torturer was communicating with a group of men who were watching online – some of them were well-known to us. These men were part of his team and encouraging him to keep her aroused. The poor woman, who was rather tender in nature, could not hold the shame any longer and hanged herself afterwards in the same prison cell. She covered her face with a piece of paper beforehand because she did not want her inmates to have to see her dead face.
This dream truly grieved me. The women were held captive by the enemy and his human partners. They were being used as a pornographic tool and left to kill themselves in painful shame and hopelessness. I started interceding for them and God made me realize that I was not only praying for women in the sex industry, but also for women who are suffering from PGAD. So if you can, please join me in the following prayer!
First,we thank you, Lord, for these strong and beautiful women. Thank you that they are made in Your image and that You know them. You formed each and every one of them with Your own hands and breathed Your very breath into them. You are a merciful and compassionate God who loves justice and righteousness and You yearn to set them free! We praise You that You have already won. You are coming with vengeance and You are mighty to save.
I now askfor protection as we proceed to intercede for these women. We hide under the cover of your blood, Jesus, and accept Your righteousness. Fill us with Your Spirit, Father, and empower us to stand firm and fight. Thank you for Your angels who are guarding us. We put on the full armor of God and raise up our shields of faith and the sword of the Spirit as we pray in Jesus’ name:
May the Lord anoint you, women, and fill you with His Spirit so that the eyes of your heart may be opened to know better the love of God for you! You shall see and know the hope to which He has called you, and the riches of the glorious inheritance you have through Christ. As you accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior, you shall be sealed by His Spirit once and for all as His holy one. Your name shall be “Beloved” and “Redeemed”!
I say that you are God’s Delight. No one and nothing can ever separate you from His love. He has chosen you. He is willing to save you. He is willing to heal you. For God so loved the world, that He gave His one and only Son to die on the cross and to be raised back to life so that whoever believes shall not perish but have eternal life! I pray for an increase of faith that you may believe the power of the Holy Spirit.
Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom! You shall be set free from shame as you draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings. I prophesy that your heart will be sprinkled to cleanse you from a guilty conscience and that your body will be washed with pure water. You shall fear the Lord and not harden your heart today when you hear His voice!
As the Spirit of the Sovereign Lord falls on you, you shall believe the good news of salvation. You shall receive a revelation of Christ who has been sent to bind up the brokenheart ed, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners. The Lord’s favor is on you and the day of vengeance of our God has been proclaimed, to comfort all who mourn, and to provide for those who grieve!
I prophesy exchange! As you come to Jesus and lay down all your burdens, you shall receive rest and peace instead! You shall receive a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. Joy will be your portion and complete deliverance from the prison of your heart. You shall no longer accept the lies of the enemy but believe in Truth!
I prophesy revelation! Revelation of God’s incomparably great power for those who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength He exerted when He raised Christ from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come. God placed all things under His feet!
I prophesy faith in the name of Jesus which will make the darkness in and around you tremble and demons shriek and flee! Your faith shall increase to such a level over the next weeks and months that you comple tely submit to the headship of Christ and are utterly satisfied and satiated with Him who fulfills and completes! You shall be made whole!
Woman of God, you shall live. I say, YOU SHALL LIVE AND DECLARE THE GOOD WORKS OF THE LORD. You shall live to tell of the many good things the Lord has done for you according to His compassion and many kindnesses. The spirit of depression shall leave you as you praise and declare the good works of the Lord! I prophesy HOPE to raise you up from the ground!
Finally I curse you, you vile, tormenting spirit! In Jesus’ name, your hands and feet shall be bound and your ugly mouth shut! The men who partner with you and who do not belong to the Lord shall reap what they sow. But those who have been chosen shall find mercy and return to Him! They shall start fighting for the women and become their greatest ally! God, come to the rescue of all!
The prison doors are open. Women of God, rise up by the strength of God and leave the old place of bondage and shame!