John 11 47-48 WEB
“The chief priests therefore and the Pharisees gathered a council, and said, “What are we doing? For this man does many signs. If we leave him alone like this, everyone will believe in him, and the Romans will come and take away both our place and our nation.”
Many are trying to discern the season that we are in right now but this morning I felt as I was reading John 11 that the Lord stopped me in my tracks on John 11:46-47 and said,
“I am about to begin to do some of the greatest miracles that the world has ever seen through My people who have been walking by faith and have been faithful to do what they see Me doing and say what they have heard Me saying but know this…When the glory begins to manifest in such a way that people begin to come to Me, the leaders of both the organized church and the nation will take notice and they will begin to feel that they have lost their place. Many will believe and turn from their wickedness but those who do not will turn away and begin plotting the persecution! In fact, THIS IS THE BEGINNING OF THE GREATEST OUTPOURING THE WORLD HAS EVER SEEN OF MIRACLES, SIGNS, AND WONDERS!”
PEOPLE PERSECUTE BECAUSE THEY ARE AFRAID OF LOSING THEIR POSITION
The Lord said
“Fear of losing power is why people persecute others. WHEN THEY BEGIN TO SEE YOUR RISING, FEAR WILL GRIP THEM AND HAS GRIPPED MANY BOTH THE RELIGIOUS LEADERS AND THE POLITICAL LEADERS! FEAR IS THE OPPOSITE OF FAITH AND FAITH MOVES ME, BUT FEAR MOTIVATES THE ENEMY AND THE ENEMIES OF GOD!”
PHARAOH WOULD NOT LET MY PEOPLE GO FOR FEAR OF LOSING POWER! THE LOCUSTS A SIGN OF THE TIME!
Yahweh said to Moses, “Go in to Pharaoh, for I have hardened his heart and the heart of his servants, that I may show these my signs among them; and that you may tell in the hearing of your son, and of your son’s son, what things I have done to Egypt, and my signs which I have done among them; that you may know that I am Yahweh.” Moses and Aaron went in to Pharaoh, and said to him, “This is what Yahweh, the God of the Hebrews, says: ‘How long will you refuse to humble yourself before me? Let my people go, that they may serve me. Or else, if you refuse to let my people go, behold, tomorrow I will bring locusts into your country, and they shall cover the surface of the earth, so that one won’t be able to see the earth.'”
The Locusts you are seeing right now are a sign of the season that you are in. This is a sign of leadership’s hearts that have been hardened! The heart of the leadership in this country has been just that…HARDENED! This season has been a set up for God’s people to come out of the bondage of government domination and control. God has been in the business of revealing the evil control and manipulation and bondage that these evil systems have kept the church in, both in the mountain of religion and government and yes even medicine! He has allowed things to happen the way they are happening right now because He has been dividing the wheat and tares! He has been revealing the evil foundations and shaking them! He has been looking for people who see like He sees it and He has been looking for a people like Gideon’s Army and Joel’s Army! He is showing who is who in the zoo right now! The dividing line has been in the church during this season and many have closed their doors and given in to tyranny!
I AM HERE TO PROPHECY THAT THOSE WHO FEAR GOD AND WILL WALK WITH HIM ANYWAY DURING THIS TIME ARE ABOUT TO COME OUT IN THE POWER OF THE SPIRIT FROM THIS WILDERNESS EXPERIENCE!
Jesus said beware and do not be of the spirit of Herod and the Pharisees; this is both the political and religious spirits. God is separating out those who will hear His voice in this season and who are discerning the season! We are in a time of God calling up His end time army to take a stand like many have done in days of old like Daniel, Meshach, Shadrach, and Abindigo! We are in the time of those who chose God’s ways over their own or the ways of the Government leaders in their time!
Exodus 1:17 (WEB) “But the midwives feared God, and didn’t do what the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the baby boys alive.”
In the time of Moses’ birth, the king of Egypt commanded the midwives to kill all the male babies as they came out. But the midwives Puah whose name in Hebrew meant (glittery or brilliance) and Shiphrah whose name meant fairness chose to fear God instead of corrupt Government leaders and saved the boys as well as the girls! In a society who is afraid of real male leadership in both the church and the Government there are midwives (those who are helping birth fairness and the glory into the earth) by choosing to fear God! These decisions in the lives of the people of God right now are going to usher in a time of Glory and justice to our nation and the world! They are birthing the brilliance of the Glory of God and the fairness of Justice in the earth and those who have been in the business of deception and who have served mammon rather than God are in fear of their positions so they are trying to oppress the people of God and kill masculinity through telling men that it is okay to become a woman and what I will never understand is why women go along with this! WHERE ARE THE TRUE WOMEN OF GOD? WHERE ARE THOSE WHO FEAR GOD AND ARE NOT AFRAID OF LOSING THEIR POSITION? Could it be that the women who say they are Christians but are not, are afraid of losing their positions that they have made for themselves so they go along with the de-masculinization of males both in the Church and in the government? God is calling the Church out to fight against these ideologies that have crept into the camp! The separation is in the process!
I HEAR THE LORD SAYING;
“Discern the time that you are in. Yes, discern your season first in the Church, and then in the nation and discern what part you are to play in this season for this is the season of “THE ARMY OF GOD!’ This is a season when you are in training and are about to go into combat for the soul of the nation and the Church!
In an army, all must forget their life of ease and all that is within them must come to attention to the war that they are in and understand their calling and their own rank in this army. All must be put aside and all focus must be on the war and how you are your brother’s keeper! This army that is arising will usher in the glory of justice in the earth! This army will stand for My truth and stand for My justice and will not back down! This army will have the sword of the Lord in their hand and a song in their mouth! This army will usher in the Glory and live in My presence! This army will lift up their heads and become the Gates that the Lord of host will be ushered in! This army will know both fairness and justice! They will discern both good and evil and this army will have a fire in front of them and will waste the enemy as they go forward so shall a waste place be behind them! This army then will build the old waste places and restore.”
Jeremiah 1:10 “Behold, I have today set you over the nations and over the kingdoms, to uproot and to tear down, to destroy and to overthrow, to build and to plant.”
”This Army will heal the sick, raise the dead, and they will bring others into the kingdom in the greatest revival the world has ever seen! This army will be full of mercy and compassion because of what they have been through in their training and will not be afraid to speak the truth! They will not be intimidated by the spirits of Jezebel and witchcraft, Leviathan, and shall not be bullied by the political kingdom! They will rescue the sex trafficked, the drug addict and the children from being murdered in the womb! This is why the enemy is bringing the persecution because this is what is in his future and he sees his day is about to end!
So rejoice!, for this rejoicing will be your strength in the days ahead. Sing as you March into the enemy’s camp and he will not know what has hit him! IT IS YOUR DAY CHURCH! IT IS YOUR TIME! IT IS THE DAY OF THE LORD’S ARMY! DISCERN THE TIME FOR IT IS YOUR TIME TO SHINE!”
Jeremiah 1:17-19 (WEB)
“You therefore put your belt on your waist, arise, and say to them all that I command you. Don’t be dismayed at them, lest I dismay you before them. For, behold, I have made you today a fortified city, an iron pillar, and bronze walls against the whole land, against the kings of Judah, against its princes, against its priests, and against the people of the land. They will fight against you, but they will not prevail against you; for I am with you”, says Yahweh, “to rescue you.”
Author: Jo Ellen Stevens
Jo Ellen Stevens is a prophetic speaker, ordained minister, author, worship leader, intercessor and co-founder of TCIC Ministries. She is the author of Dreams, Visions and Revelations from the Father’s Heart. She also shares her insights on her Facebook page. She has taught many bible studies and has led many intercessory prayer groups.