Looking Out My Window: Prophetic Pondering’s – The Army Arising
For the past few years God has been declaring to His people that He is “raising up an Army of Saints to advance His Kingdom here on earth”. About 5 years ago the Lord stirred in my heart the importance of not only preparing for the Army to Arise, but also to “wake His people up for the coming King of glory”. In particular I encouraged people to declare “Open up, ancient gates! Open up, ancient doors and let the King of glory enter. Who is the King of glory? The Lord of Heaven’s Armies – He is the King of glory” (Psalm 24:7-10).
However, before His Army can arise, believers must first wake up. As a result I’ve been leading a group of prayer warriors with the following prayer and prophetic declaration for a number of years. It’s the same verses from Psalm 24, but for the most part we’ve been declaring and prophesying God’s command using The Message translation;
“Wake up you sleepy head city, wake up you sleepy head people, for the King of glory is about to enter in. Who is this King of glory – He is the Lord of Heaven’s Armies!”
Awakening His Army
Since the first of the year I’ve been sensing a major shift in the Spirit when it comes to establishing “His Kingdom on earth, as it is in heaven”. At one point during prayer I had a vision of seven gigantic rock plates shifting into place. I then heard the Lord say, “I am shifting the tectonic plates into new alignment in the spirit realm in order to release a new mantle not only into My people, but over various countries of the world.”
As I looked into the tectonic plates I first discovered they are pieces of the earths crust and uppermost mantle. I then found there are seven plates in particular making up most of the seven continents and the Pacific Ocean. Those continents include;
- African Plate
- Antarctic Plate
- Eurasian Plate
- Indo-Australian Plate
- North American Plate
- Pacific Plate
- South American Plate
I firmly believe God is shifting things into place over these seven continents as the King of Glory prepares to enter in. As God’s people awaken from their slumber, I also sense the Lord saying, “In times past when I’ve shifted things into order there has been great turmoil and upset as people lost their footing. But, as My people build on the moves of the past, this shift has the potential to be a smooth one where you will not lose your footing. It is time for My people to awaken from their slumber and move forward together as My unified army built on the firm foundation of Christ Jesus and of My various moves of before.”
The Arising Army: In The Model of Joel
Last week during prayer – Sunday, March 24, 2019 – I clearly heard the Lord say, “It is time to shift from the declaration of ‘Awake My sleepy head people and sleepy head cities’, to ‘Open up, ancient gates and let the King of glory enter! Who is this King of Glory, He is the Lord of Heaven’s Armies” (Psalm 24:7-10 NRSV). In other words, many believers have now “awakened” and are ready to serve in the Arising Army of the Lord. While there are still believers and cities who are asleep, God is clearly saying for those who have awakened, it’s time to “Open up the ancient gates”.
This great and mighty army is found in Joel 2 and has some very specific characteristics;
- “The attackers march like warriors and scale city walls like soldiers.
- Straight forward they march, never breaking rank.
- They never jostle each other; each moves in exactly the right position.
- They break through defenses without missing a step.
- They swarm over the city and run along its walls. They enter all the houses, climbing like thieves through the windows” (Joel 2:7-9).
The most important characteristic is…
“The Lord is at the head of the column. He leads them with a shout. This is His Mighty Army and they follow His orders” (Joel 2:11).
There is a shift coming to the Body of Christ and I hear the Lord saying, “I am shifting My people into a new mindset. It is time to throw off the mindset of old, blaming the enemy for setbacks and saying ‘woe is me for I can’t move forward’ because of what many call attacks. Know this day I am releasing new identity into My body. It’s a Joel 2 Army identity. Declare now more than ever, ‘new levels poor devil’ as I release courage into you this day.”