Clothed in the Anointed One!

Beloved Intercessors,

Loving greetings from the Valley of Angels! Christ is RISEN indeed! As we celebrated this past week all the glorious things God did in setting His people free from Egypt, we see the foreshadowing of all that Jesus did for us. His “glorification” process began when Judas went out into the night to arrange for His betrayal. He took that horrific beating that shredded His flesh and made Him nearly unrecognizable as a human. Also the crown of thorns that pierced His Holy brow, the heinous crucifixion procedure, the agony—all worked together to pay the full penalty for all of mankind to release the healing power that He carried in Himself and made it accessible to us! Then He gained for us His mighty victory over the final enemy: DEATH! What celebration! What GLORY! We can partake of as much of it as we want—O Lord, increase our love and passion for You so that You may receive the full reward of Your suffering!

Clothed in Christ: Dr. Billye Brim’s daughter, Brenda, had an experience that has deeply impacted my walk with the Lord. One day as she was in prayer, a hideous demon appeared and growled at her that she was hindering him. Then he grabbed her by the arms, trying to intimidate her. All she could think of to do in that moment was to “sink into Christ” and immediately the demon was gone! Hallelujah!

From the time I heard that testimony, I began practicing “sinking into Christ.” This picture comes from the very familiar scripture, Ephesians 6:11, “Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.” Upon close examination of the pieces of armor mentioned in the verses that follow, one can see that Jesus is depicted in each one.[1] The Greek word translated, “put on” is endýō (pronounced en-doo’-o, Strong’s G1746), “from G1722 and G1416 (in the sense of sinking into a garment); to invest with clothing (literally or figuratively):—array, clothe (with), endue, have (put) on.”

This is the same word that is used in Jesus’ parable in Luke 15:22, where the father orders his servants to bring forth the best robe, and put it on his prodigal son. In Luke 24:49, Jesus tells His disciples to tarry in Jerusalem, until they would be endued with power from on high. In Romans 13:12, 14, Paul enjoins us, “Let us put on the armor of light. … [and] put on the Lord Jesus Christ.” Speaking of the change in our bodies, Paul declares in 1 Corinthians 15:53 “For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.”

Galatians 3:27 says, “For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.” The Christian Standard Bible renders that verse, “For those of you who were baptized into Christ have been clothed with Christ.

When I was awake in the wee hours last night, I heard in my spirit, “Our Father will use us to assist Him in answering our prayers of ‘Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.’ As we see ourselves with Jesus living inside of us and being clothed in Him, He will accomplish His will through our obedience to His promptings.”

A Powerful Vision: Someone sent me a blog that Johnny Enlow posted on his website.[2] The person who had the vision was Scott Allen. I will put the full vision below, but a quick synopsis would be that Jesus took Scott to a place where he saw several monitors that were like seismographs depicting the Hebrews 12:25-28 shaking of everything that can be shaken. Each of the “seven mountains of influence[3]” had its own monitor of the shakings and they were moving fiercely. Then Scott was shown another monitor called “Luciferian Kingdom.” Jesus told him that it was time for this to shake as well, instructing Scott to be seated at the console. Jesus asked, “Do you believe you are in Me?” As soon as Scott replied “Yes Lord,” Jesus stepped over him and sat down! Scott was inside Jesus, sitting in that chair! Jesus became see-throughish at that moment.” Then He said, “Speak as I give you utterance….”

I’m sure that you will want to read the entire story to get all the details, but my point is that we MUST see that IN CHRIST, that is, as we are “clothed” in Him, it is not our flesh that is visible in the spirit realm—it is HIM! Maybe we don’t see Jesus in the mirror when we ladies put on our makeup, or the men when they shave, but our simple acknowledgement that we are clothed in the Anointed One Himself puts us in the same position that Adam and Eve had in the Garden of Eden before they rebelliously ate the wrong fruit. They were originally clothed in glory!

By the way, the first place in the Septuagint (the first translation of the Hebrew Scriptures into Greek) where that same word for “put on” is mentioned, is Genesis 3:21, where God made skins to clothe Adam and Eve’s nakedness!

Like HIM! “Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it does not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like Him; for we shall see Him as He is” and “as He is, so are we in this world” (1 John 3:2, 4:17). Do you get it? In the spirit realm, we already appear like Him as we are clothed in Him!

Be Strong and of Good Courage! Imagine how Joshua must have felt when Moses died. He had watched Moses in action from the beginning of the Exodus, and now they stood on the banks of the Jordan River, looking into the Promised Land. Moses couldn’t go there. It was Joshua’s turn to lead them.

Before Moses died, he commissioned Joshua and prophesied, “Be strong and of a good courage: for you shall bring the children of Israel into the land which I swore unto them: and I will be with you.” That admonition is mentioned three times in Deuteronomy 31. Then after thirty days of mourning for Moses, the Lord spoke to Joshua (1:6-9 NKJV) “Be strong and of good courage, for to this people you shall divide as an inheritance the land which I swore to their fathers to give them. Only be strong and very courageous, that you may observe to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may prosper wherever you go. This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God [is] with you wherever you go.”

Why do you think Joshua had to be told six times to be strong and of good courage? Maybe he was just like the person in my mirror (maybe yours too?). Maybe he needed to be reminded that he wasn’t alone—that Yehovah his God was with him. He was a mighty warrior and leader of great battles (when he followed the instructions of the Lord). How much greater is our outlook on this side of the Cross??? We have been clothed in the very power of the Presence of the Lord of the Angel Armies! Our posture of humility makes Him visible upon us in the spirit realm. Then all we have to do is obey His promptings.

Let Him speak His Word through you. Speak/pray in tongues, sigh and groan by the unction of the Holy Spirit and shake the darkness in your sphere of influence. He needs us to line up with Him for the encounters that lie ahead. Jesus already overcame, so we can ride out whatever happens next. It’s the Blood of the Lamb by which we overcome the serpent! See yourself clothed in Him—He is glorious, and His light shatters the darkness. Sink down into Him and give Him the pre-eminence! He has never lost a battle!

Dean Braxton Returns for a Seminar “Your Place in Eternity: How Judgment Began,” May 27-28, 2022: Registrations are rolling in for this ministry of depth! Dean Braxton explains that about once a year the Lord leads him to do a teaching for the saints that will help equip us with a greater understanding to fulfil all that God designed us to be. This is your opportunity to grow into what God needs us to be in these days!

This is an 8 ½ hour seminar in three sessions that will help you to learn how to think from Heaven’s perspective. It will be life-changing! Please pray about coming to be with us for this entire event. Each session will build upon the previous one. It will NOT be live streamed. Don’t try to come for some of it—you won’t get it! You need to be in the Friday night session in order for the Saturday sessions to make sense. Go to the event on our website to register. We will be opening Engeltal for “bed and breakfast” for $30 on Friday night. Attendees will use local restaurants for their other meals or supply their own.

Global Outpouring Convention 2022, July 19-22: Join us this year as we gather to celebrate Jesus and be equipped for the Outpouring that is on the way! Speakers include Tony Kemp, Mark Bristow, Rona Spiropoulos, Gene Little, and me. We have details on our website including where to book local accommodations (scroll down to the bottom of the event page). Hurry! The closest ones fill up fast! Registration will be available soon. Engeltal will NOT be open for guests for this event.

Friday Night Live Worship: We are still waiting for the repair of our piece of equipment that helps us stream with multiple cameras. Tonight we will be streaming from our phones in our chapel. Philip has a message from the Lord: “Prepare the Way.” Join us live on our Facebook page or YouTube channel at 7 PM or any time from the archives.

Prayer Opportunities: Join with us with us daily (except Fridays) as you are able as we pray and decree together on our Firewall Prayer Call at 6:00 PM Central. We intercede prophetically over whatever subjects the Holy Spirit leads. It’s different every day—sometimes it’s national issues, sometimes international, sometimes praying for prodigals, etc. We welcome you to join us! Dial (425) 436-6348, when the recorded voice answers, dial 7411925#. Normal toll charges apply as any long-distance call would normally on your phone. If you have unlimited calling, you should have no additional charges.

Thank you so much for standing with us as we all clothe ourselves in The Anointed One! He is in the process of removing the hindrances to His Outpouring! What an honor and privilege it is to participate with Him in His purposes in the earth! Thank you for partnering with us in your prayers and your help!

Your handmaiden and servant,
Sharon and Philip

[1] The Belt of Truth (John 14:6), the Breastplate of Righteousness (Jeremiah 23:6), the Shoes of the Preparation of the Gospel of Peace (Ephesians 2:14, Romans 10:15), the Shield of Faith (Genesis 15:1, Psalm 3:3, 5:12, etc.), the Helmet of Salvation (Yeshua means salvation, Matthew 1:21), and the Sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God (John 1:1, 14).

[2] Scott Allen’s vision of the shaking of the Luciferian kingdom:

[3] 1. Government   2. Media · 3. Arts and Entertainment · 4. Business · 5. Education · 6. Religion · 7. Family.

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