Well, town in my case. It is crazy windy today. It is sunny, a little cold, but crazy windy. In the last two days or so, I’ve seen a couple of prophets mention the “winds of change”. I told you I feel something imminent in the air. I don’t know how long before this happens, but I wanted someone to be aware. I have a word of encouragement. I often get interrupted praying – I have toddlers. Enough said. I tend to get frustrated because just when it seems I’m in the Spirit… “Mommmmmmmmmy…” Argh! But, today, the break was good. I got a word!
I told you it was time to pray big, bold prayers and put some faith behind them. Since I released that, I’ve had images of me in armor ready to absolutely SLAY! Demons, giants, whatever. Just this beautiful gold armor, helmet, shield up and sword at the ready! I’ve got that Deborah spirit on me! Please read Ephesians 6:10-20! Keeping that in mind, I was thinking of the situation I have been praying over. I have used strong phrases like “storm the gates” and “hostile takeover”. These sound violent, right? One prophet I follow regularly mentioned having a dream of a tornado. That is a violent wind storm. So, I typed in “tornado bible verses” and came across one that was kind of in the vein I was praying over some prodigals in my life.
“Behold, the storm of the LORD has gone forth in wrath, Even a whirling tempest; It will swirl down on the head of the wicked.” (Jeremiah 23:19)
Now, I’m not praying bad things over the prodigals. I’m praying it and calling this wrath down on their captor – the enemy – who led them astray. I want the Lord to storm the gates and do a hostile takeover of these beloved lost souls. I remember saying, “hostile takeover” and thinking “Is that right?” When foreign words or phrases to my everyday vernacular pop up, I’m pretty sure it’s the Holy Spirit at work. And, this really is the closest I’ve come to speaking in tongues. (lol) So, I looked up “hostile takeover”.
“A hostile takeover is the acquisition of one company (called the target company) by another (called the acquirer) that is accomplished by going directly to the company’s shareholders or fighting to replace management to get the acquisition approved.”
That’s EXACTLY it. Lord, storm the gates! Acquire the captives and replace the management of iniquity and the enemy over their lives. Put them under YOUR authority so that they may be approved my the Father and added to the Kingdom!
SEE. BIG. BOLD. PRAYER. BIG. BOLD. FAITH!
My Lord is a Savior and he can absolutely do that! It’s what he does!
So, back to this crazy wind. While I was running to fetch a diaper or whatever it was I was doing, I had that armor image pop into my head and I was watching the wind and then I saw the word “March” our current month – which led me thinking about an armor clad armor marching into battle. Then, I heard “It goes in like a lion and out like a lamb.” And, right now, no joke, I am about to start weeping. The Lion of Judah is ready to storm the gates and as the gentle Lamb of God, the Shepherd the Savior, lovingly carry some lost sheep home!
Fired up? Encouraged?? Got people in your life that need rescue??? Get on your knees, put on your armor and CHARGE THE GATES!!! Victory is ours in Christ Jesus! God bless!
UPDATE: A couple of things: I am FULLY aware that the above verse comes from a chapter about false prophets – which freaked me out. I have a healthy fear of the Lord. I never want to lead a single person astray. It would grieve me terribly. It’s a great responsibility with great consequence. So, absolutely test the prophets. I will also bring up verse 17 that says “They keep saying to those who despise me, ‘The Lord says: You will have peace.’ And to all who follow the stubbornness of their hearts they say, ‘No harm will come to you.'” As I said in a previous post, if your heart isn’t right and you’re not in line with God… you’ve got bigger fish to fry. So, get right and put anything a prophet says to you before the Lord.
Read your bible and get the guidance of the Holy Spirit ALWAYS! ALWAYS!
Secondly, on a lighter note. I almost cracked up about this. I came out of my room after posting and watched my kids playing some sort of made up game where they were using my roll pillow as a battling ram. Now, I have some giants to slay.
AANNDD ANOTHER UPDATE: lol… I’m kinda lit today… While I was praying over these verses, it occurred to me (thank you, Holy Spirit) these false prophets can be the lies whispered in the ears of the prodigals, or really any of us, by the enemy to lure us astray. So, yep, absolutely rain down, Your wrath, Lord. Wash that mess right out of minds and ears.
I love the next verse that says:
The anger of the Lord will not turn back until he fully accomplishes the purposes of his heart. (Jeremiah 23:20)
I keep thinking of those lost sheep – hey, I’ve been one – and the following verses:
And this is the will of him who sent me, that I shall lose none of all those he has given me, but raise them up at the last day. For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but to do the will of Him who sent Me. And this is the will of Him who sent Me, that I shall lose none of all those He has given me, but raise them up at the last day. For it is My Father’s will that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in Him shall have eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. (John 6:38-40)
It’s not His will to lose sheep. Thank God He sent the Shepherd after me. So, here I am wanting to spread the Word, to encourage, to be a vessel, trying to point other sheep towards the Shepherd so he can bring them home.
Now pray and slay away!