During the past couple of weeks, the Lord has been showing me numerous short visions, which seemed disconnected until this morning.
It all seems related to a vision earlier this week about an invisible hand writing on the wall with something like blue lightning. The writings were in ancient Hebrew and I had to ask the Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation for help in understanding. On one wall was written “Mercy” and “Grace.” On the other wall was written “Judgment.” The word judgment was written larger and bolder than mercy or grace.
I was told that we have entered a season of choice. We will receive judgment or grace and mercy in accordance with our choices.
This morning, I was seeing the outcomes for those who have chosen a way which will result in judgment. I saw civil unrest in many cities around the world. It was especially strong in Spain, France, South America, and the USA. In addition to people rioting against one another, I saw the streets being filled with trash and debris. It was getting worse and worse as people lost all regard for one another and the environment. They seemed totally caught up in anger, revenge, and striking out for no apparent reason. The Lord made it clear that judgment is coming because He has withdrawn His hand of protection in many places. This has happened because of the rebellion, idolatry and wickedness of so many people.
As this was happening, a very heavy presence entered the room where I was face down on the floor. I heard and felt a very heavy step as a spiritual presence came down to the lower level in our worship room. I felt no fear except for a deep sense of awe for the Lord. I heard this presence moving toward me and I literally felt the shadow of His presence standing in front of me for a few moments. Then the presence moved to my right side. Each time I saw one of these scenes of judgment something violently shook my right knee. At times it felt like I was being kicked in the knee. I asked for wisdom to understand this.
There is a calling for us to use our God given spiritual authority (symbolized by the right knee) in this season. “I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.” (Luke 10:19)
There is a calling for us to build a wall and stand in the gap when judgment comes to those around us. “So I sought for a man among them who would make a wall, and stand in the gap before Me on behalf of the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found no one.” (Ezekiel 22:30)
The Lord is shaking some of us to awaken us to our calling. Are you feeling His shaking and awakening? We are not bystanders. We are called to reach the world for the Lord in this season. Trouble and tribulation also bring windows of opportunity to reach out to the lost with hope, grace, mercy and salvation.
The Lord led me to John 16:33, “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”
Tribulation is already upon us, but we must not get into fear and hide from our purpose and destiny in the Kingdom of God. “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” (2 Timothy 1:7)
This is the time for a mighty move of the Lord. This is the time for harvest workers to be in the fields bringing the lost to the Lord. This is the time to be strong and courageous. This is the time to pray for boldness as the disciples did in Acts, Chapter 4. This is the time for “great grace” and “great power” to be at work in the body of Christ so that daily the Lord can add to our numbers those who are being saved. This is the time for the Lord’s army to rise up and enter the conflict as victorious followers of Yeshua ha Messiach.
Remember this: the battle has already been won. It was won on the cross when Yeshua died for the sins of the world. It was won when He rose from the dead as the ultimate victor over death, hell and the grave for every time and every season.
I felt the shaking this morning. I felt the gentle kick of the Lord to awaken His end-time army. I am hearing the call of the Lord this morning. How about you? Are you ready to enter the battle as a victor and a world changer? Do not be afraid. Do not withdraw from the battle. Warriors run toward the sound of battle not away from it. Are you ready to accomplish your destiny and purpose for the Kingdom of God? Remember Hezekiah’s words to the people in a season of tribulation:
“Be strong and courageous; do not be afraid nor dismayed before the king of Assyria, nor before all the multitude that is with him; for there are more with us than with him. With him is an arm of flesh; but with us is the Lord our God, to help us and to fight our battles.” And the people were strengthened by the words of Hezekiah king of Judah.” (2 Chronicles 32:7-8)
May you also be strengthened in the power and presence of the Lord! May you have the full assurance of the presence and power of the Lord in this time of trouble and tribulation! I pray these things in the mighty name of Yeshua ha Messiach! Amen and Amen!
Author: Pastor James Durham
After serving almost 30 years as an active duty army Chaplain, James retired at the rank of Colonel. Before and after his military service, he was a pastor and church planter for more than thirteen years. In 2010, James and his wife, Gloria, moved to Columbia, South Carolina in order to write books, teach seminars, and mentor many spiritual sons and daughters around the world. James is a graduate of Oklahoma State University with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology; Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas with a Master’s degree in Theology, and the US Army Command and General Staff College.
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