Love and greetings from the Valley of Angels with 2 Chronicles 20:20 (KJV) “…Hear me, O Judah [America], and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem [Washington, DC]; Believe in the LORD your God, so shall ye be established; believe his prophets, so shall ye prosper.”
We declare a glorious new year to you! We are moving out of 2020 with all of its unexpected challenges and we are moving into 2020WON (as I have heard Hank Kunneman and others say)! The coming year will no doubt have its own set of unexpected challenges, but we also expect that even as we were drawn deeper into the Secret Place of the Most High in 2020, our communion with the Lord will continue to grow deeper! That will give us the backbone with which to stand as we face whatever comes our way.
First of all, let me say that I believe 100% in 2 Chronicles 20:20 on which we have been standing over the last year. Now it’s time to move into verse 21: “And when he had consulted with the people, he appointed singers unto the LORD, and that should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army, and to say, Praise the LORD; for his mercy endureth forever.”
I am aware of not less than seventeen seasoned, well-proven prophets that declared the word of the Lord unequivocally that Donald Trump would serve for two terms/eight years.
Regina Shanks brought a word on a prayer call that is hosted by Clay Nash daily at 2:22 PM (EST) that we have “reached a Lazarus moment.” When Jesus heard that Lazarus was sick, He deliberately stayed longer, knowing that He was going to show up after it was too late to heal Lazarus in the way they had all seen before and expected. When He arrived, Mary and Martha both chided Him for showing up too late to heal their brother. But the Lord doesn’t work on our time clock! He works on his own! He knows better than we do that we need to see something bigger than what we’ve ever seen before—bigger than our expectations. He often has to let our dreams die like a grain of wheat so that it can come forth bearing more fruit than it could alone. One single grain doesn’t grind up into very much flour! But if you let it fall into the ground and die, it will bring forth enough to make bread to feed the hungry.
The Lord continues to speak through his prophets that he is going to do amazing things! The Lord spoke to Claren McQueen on January 6, 2021. He said, “I’m going to step directly into this morass. I will do that which is unheard of, that which has not been seen before. I will open the doors that have been shut up to the truth and you, My people, will see and marvel.”
Rona Spiropoulos said, “I kept hearing, ‘A new dispensation, a new dispensation!’
Then heard the Lord say, ‘I am ushering in a new dispensation!’ Then I saw that it is being ushered in on a highway built by the prayers of God’s people.”
Our prayers from the position of being seated in heavenly places in Christ Jesus, where we see from God’s perspective, are preparing the way of the Lord and declaring that His Glory shall be revealed, and all mankind shall see it together (Isaiah 40:1-5)!
It is time for us to worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness and praise Him, for His mercy and lovingkindness endures forever! And we stand in faith, declaring with expectation that the Lord is going to produce “Earth-shattering revelation of the corruption in our government” beyond what we can ask or think! And that He’s not only going to expose it, but He’s going to bring His divine justice and judgment into the situation and restore the righteousness of His heart in this nation.
We cannot be moved by fear, disappointment, or heart-sickening “hope deferred.” We must keep our mind stayed on him, dwelling in the perfect peace that we find from abiding in His shadow (Isaiah 26:3, Psalm 91:1).
I am continually finding myself drawing back into an awareness of His Presence. All day long, I go there and find a moment of peace, then go about the things I have to do. When I realized that I’m no longer aware of his Presence, I go there again. It’s called “Practicing the Presence of God” (remember the classic book by Brother Lawrence?). It’s like being a tree planted by the rivers of water that shall not be moved (Psalm 1).
1 Corinthians 15:58 (TPT) “So now, beloved ones, stand firm and secure. Live your lives with an unshakable confidence. We know that we prosper and excel in every season by serving the Lord, because we are assured that our union with the Lord makes our labor productive with fruit that endures.”
We have work to do!
When the Lord gave us our new name a little over a year ago, He gave us a three-part overview of our assignment:
1) contend for the outpouring
2) equip for the outpouring
3) engage in the outpouring
While we are equipping for engagement, we are also contending! I highly recommend our weekly podcast that has primarily been in the equipping mode. The last several weeks we have been digging deeply into the book of Ephesians, and next Tuesday, we will be releasing an interview with Pastor Justin Goff about being strong as we face the foe that is trying to destroy us. Don’t miss it! We need to be prepared to battle on the offense instead of on the defense! Don’t think for one moment that the devil will leave you alone if you don’t cause waves! If that’s how you are thinking, he already has you as a captive.
Blood for Blood
The forever loser is a legalist, and he knows the law that our Father established calls for the shedding of blood to pay for the shedding of blood. He is laughing heinously at his evil plan to bring violence and bloodshed in our nation equivalent to the 60+ million babies that have been slaughtered in their mothers’ wombs. Thankfully, we know the principle of substitution that God gave us in His word, and we know that the Blood of Jesus Christ speaks better things than that of Abel. Pray much about overturning Roe v. Wade. Ask our Heavenly Father, the Judge of all the earth, to see the Sinless Blood of His Only Begotten Son and hear its testimony that is asking for mercy. May that mercy overturn the plots and strategies of the forever loser in all the areas where he has made inroads in this nation. If you know of places where blood has been shed, sexual immorality, witchcraft, idolatry, or broken covenants, please go there and have communion before the Courts of Heaven. Stand and declare your agreement to His dream of making America a land of liberty and justice for all, as well as being the carrier of the Gospel to the nations!
Let’s not be like the disciples on the Sea of Galilee when Jesus was taking a nap during a storm. We are on our way with Him to set the captives free and liberate the nation from the demonic powers that have stolen, killed, and destroyed the minds, hearts, and destinies of its people.
Thank you for standing with us as we stand with the Lord! Let’s lock our shields together as we wrestle — not with flesh and blood — but with the evil powers that are arrayed against us. They have used smoke and mirrors to deceive us into believing that they are large and not afraid of us. They have worked very hard to keep us thinking that they are stronger than we are but remember Who lives inside of you and in Whom you dwell. No one is stronger than He is! That makes you a super conqueror!
Your handmaiden and servant,
Sharon and Philip