Rescue for dying churches
We spoke that there is this generation of women today. The Scripture says: “How do you know, O wife, whether you will save your husband?” (1 Cor. 7:16) Take this Word, for it has been revealed so.
This is the time of Deborahs. Two women are rising: Jezebel and Deborah, and that Mary, the mother of Jesus, who redeems it, gives birth to the Savior into this world, gives a Child, Who becomes the Lord for all humanity, for all creation, He is the Redeemer of the creation, the Son of God. All she could do – not harm God’s destiny for this Son.
This is an incredible, most powerful revelation – that this is the time of Deborahs, Jaels, Hannas, Mariams,Tabithas. This is the time for Mary to arise. Study their prophecies, sing the song of Deborah, pray their prayers. I am delighted that Eve, who was the cause for all the misfortunes of humanity – today is rising in the redemptive power! Beauty!
Therefore, sisters, serve the Lord! Today we urge the Bride to arise – as a sign you shall go forth. And the woman that stands clothed with the sun, crying out in labor and in pain to give birth. – You’ve got to give birth! Even if it’s painful and you cry out – give birth! This cry is rushing over the planet, the cry of the woman clothed with the sun. May the Lord bless you.
Leaders must become pegs, He will hang all the glory of the fathers’ house on them:
“The key of the house of David I will lay on his shoulder; so he shall open, and no one shall shut; and he shall shut, and no one shall open. I will fasten him as a peg in a secure place, and he will become a glorious throne to his father’s house.” (Isaiah 22:22-24)
The Lord wants to make us a peg, which will become a glorious seat for our fathers. We will give our house to them as well. Those brothers laid hands on us for ministry, today I accomplish my ministry here on earth already without them, and I will have to present this house to them – they have to either acknowledge it true or reject it false.
This is what we are doing here – we are joining generations with the Cloud, so that we are part of the Cloud. I think that revelation of Christ’s Transfiguration Mountain is already eternity – we’ve got to be connected with eternity. This is what we are talking about – our being called into infinity. Eternity is infinity, there’s no definition of an end.
How to become a peg? I read it from the Scripture:
“My anger is kindled against the shepherds, and I will punish the goatherds.
For the Lord of hosts will visit His flock, the house of Judah, and will make them as His royal horse in the battle. From him comes the cornerstone, from him the tent peg, from him the battle bow, from him every ruler together.They shall be like mighty men, who tread down their enemies in the mire of the streets in the battle. They shall fight because the Lord is with them, and the riders on horses shall be put to shame”. (Zach 10:3-5)
The cornerstone, the tent peg, the battle bow and every ruler – quite an illogical chain, but in the spiritual realm it is all logical. These are mountain tops in the prophetic walk, no human logics, this is the Holy Spirit.
Rescue for the dying churches, if your churches are stagnant or regressive today.
It can come only through a released activated prophecy, in sending out a victory arrow. God gave us this name for our ministry – Victory arrow. I had a dream once as well, that I was shooting arrow right in the eye. When a prophet came to us, he also saw a dream about victory arrow and was surprised to learn it was our ministry name.
“Elisha had become sick with an illness, of which he would die.” (2 Kings 13)
Prophets die once. Make haste then to take what prophets carry. Grab the revelations that keep coming to us.
Elisha was an extraordinary man. He saw his mentor taken up in the chariot of fire – that alone changes your life forever. He did incredible miracles, which even Elijah didn’t do. And he became sick with an illness, of which he died. Does that mean Elisha wasn’t from God?… So don’t get scared if someone becomes sick, that’s normal.
“ Then Joash the king of Israel came down to him, and wept over his face, and said, “O my father, my father, the chariots of Israel and their horsemen!”
It was the king of Israel who came to the prophet, though most of the prophets lived in Judea, but some of them at that moment lived in Israel. And a prophet doesn’t have to live where awakening is, but where the curse is as well, like prophet Jeremiah. Such prophets as Jeremiah can live in places of curse. Today some prophets go where many prophets are, but others stay where it is dark and there no other prophets.
So Elisha was there, he had his illness there, he stayed in bed there, he died there. And to him comes this wicked king of Israel, who had something of light in him – he wept over the dying prophet realizing that “if this “star” dies out now I am finished” – “My father, my father, the chariots of Israel and their horsemen!” Such a tradition came from Elisha, who cries those word as he saw Elijah leaving. Even unfaithful kings may come to prophets. Let them come.
And Elisha said to him, “Take a bow and some arrows.” So he took himself a bow and some arrows.Then he said to the king of Israel, “Put your hand on the bow.” So he put his hand on it, and Elisha put his hands on the king’s hands.
Every anointed one must have his own bow and arrows.
The prophet lays his week hands on the king’s hands, and that is how God’s anointed should walk. It should always be like this: there’s a cloud of witnesses behind the anointed one, there are Angels, there’s Christ Himself. We are not alone. And this is the picture of how the overcomers act.
“And he said, “Open the east window”; and he opened it”. – Every anointed one needs prophets, who will direct his arrows according to the will of the Lord. The arrow will go wherever the Lord sends it, it’s not the wind blowing on it.
“Then Elisha said, “Shoot”; and he shot. And he said, “The arrow of the Lord’s deliverance and the arrow of deliverance from Syria; for you must strike the Syrians at Aphek till you have destroyed them.”
A sign of Apostolic dimension is when prophets stand next.
“Open the window” is a way out for victory, you’ve got to walk out. Churched stagnant or regressive must send arrows out of their windows! If you are dying because you are not moving into any other place, not sending people anywhere, you will die completely. Open your window, it smells a dead body already. Open it from the inside, begin sending out, begin to move yourself, walk over the land, pray for mission!
How long has it been since you sent anyone anywhere to multiply life in God’s Kingdom?
Only a flying arrow can be the Lord’s arrow of deliverance. As long as an arrow is in the quiver it can’t be called the Lord’s arrow of deliverance. Arrows in the quiver have no “victoryarrow” label, those are just wooden things. Only as it flies out it becomes an arrow of deliverance.
And an Apostle is such only when he moves. We read it of Saul, who became Paul only when he went on his missionary journey. Likewise an ordinary arrow turns into an arrow of deliverance on its way.
Pastors, open the windows of your churches and send out people, and go yourself! This is Life! This is the way out!
“…for you must strike the Syrians at Aphek till you have destroyed them (completely)”. This is what God Himself said: complete destruction of the enemy. But for that he had to do one more thing – strike the arrows on the ground. The intent of God was for him to deliver the final victory to God’s people. But there was this second step, there was no amen yet, the process of investing the prophecy continued.
“Strike the ground – a more difficult assignment – and he struck it three times and stopped. And the man of God was very angry with him…” This is the way prophets are, sometimes you don’t understand why the man does so. But this is because God’s anger fills him: why is flesh making its way on God’s throne? Like a disgusting slime toad crawling upon God’s gold…
“And the man of God was very angry with him, and said, “You should have struck five or six times; then you would have struck Syria till you had destroyed it! But now you will strike Syria only three times.”
Three times that he struck is the level of Joash’s faith and motivation, it was his ceiling. A true obedient servant of God would strike thirty, a hundred, three hundred times, until the prophet said, “stop”; and the prophet’s eyes would sparkle brighter and brighter.
Do you know why the prophet kept silent and didn’t help him? Because it would be useless – the king would act according to his own faith, it wouldn’t supply any additional faith. He would use technical strategies, not spiritual ones.
There have been so many seminars and conferences on technical strategies, like “pray 30% in tongues and then in mind” – this doesn’t work, if there’s no relationship, because this is no computer game.
But if there is relationship you can pray 4 lines like Elijah did, and the fire would fall from heaven, and rain would come.
For the prophecy to be fulfilled you have to activate it, wage warfare with it. The Lord initially said, he would strike Syrians until he had destroyed them, but then it had to be something else – why so? Because this is prophecy, which you have to believe and wage warfare with it.
Many receive prophecies, but do nothing with them.
This is a very serious Word, take it.
You have to give yourself to the obedience in faith in revelation.
When you receive revelation, there comes a season of your faith tension. Keep your faith in tension until you see the dawn. It’s not that the silver comes out of your womb as you sit relaxed with a sandwich, saying “yea, I experienced something, but it seems something is not quite right”. It is all right. But there’s the second step – activation.
You’ve got to accomplish the prophetic work to the end, until you get to the point “completely”, as it is written. But now – “only three times”.
Both great defeats and victories happen not only in the battle fields, but in the headquarters of faith. Moses on the mountain was key, not Joshua in the valley, though it is important. Not the kind of weapon, but the providence of God, things that happen in the headquarters, in the secret place with God.
The prophecy can’t be fully fulfilled through a week, uncertain, unfaithful spirit of a minister. Three times instead of five or six. The strong part fell, and the week part rose up.
“Then Elisha died, and they buried him. And the raiding bands from Moab invaded the land in the spring of the year. So it was, as they were burying a man, that suddenly they spied a band of raiders; and they put the man in the tomb of Elisha; and when the man was let down and touched the bones of Elisha, he revived and stood on his feet.”
It was a sign. The man revived to demonstrate that the word in the mouth of the prophet was true; he is there no more, but his word lives. It wasn’t the bones that revived him, but God’s Spirit. It was a sign that the word of the prophet lives and it continued to work after his death.
Three points we take from this Scripture:
1. Only when we open wide the windows of God’s House and shoot arrows we can stop withering and regression. Only sending messengers out into the world we can live in the fullness of God’s plan and His purposes for us
The error of the present days revivalists is that they seek for revival in prayer meetings, they pray in houses for a revival. But they shall be surpassed by those who spend less time in meetings, but rather in the mission fields. The former shall see how others move ahead of them, and they are stronger, and they spend less time in intercession, but they are more accurate in the contemporary, what refers to the present day. Because contemporary is what is on time.
And you will see how those prayer movements die off.
I am saying horrible things, for the religious ones. We will see they weren’t revivalists.
But those shall overcome who are led by the Spirit and do the extraordinary things, which are revealed to them by the Spirit, which have never been done before.
2. The prophecy is fulfilled only at the condition that we wage warfare with it. It is activated through obedience, courageous advancement and warfare with it in the spiritual warfare.
3. Even after prophets die, God’s Word continues to live with an incredible, mighty, holding power and carry its eternal destiny from the Holy and Eternal God