On March 1st, the Winds of Change brought a new direction in the earth. The angelic forces poured into the earth to bring winds of refreshing, new strength, fresh revelation, and needed counsel to bring forth new strategies for regional and national advancements.
One of the hindrances being addressed right now is the lack of hearing in the Body of Christ. Specifically in hearing what the Spirit is saying to the churches, and in hearing what Heaven is doing all around them.
In order to advance, we must hear and understand what the Spirit is saying, and take the necessary steps to act on His instructions. Its time to take leaps of faith, and to run with new vision!
We must also understand what heaven is doing around and among us, and position ourselves to cooperate with them. We cannot move forward without angelic and heavenly assistance. They will not move until we move out on God’s Word in faith. There is a fresh activation on faith right now, to bring forth new Counsel and Advancement Strategies.
Let’s look at an example of when the angelic help came in the winds to help us in the earth:
17 When the Philistines heard that David had been anointed king over Israel, they all went up to find [him], but [he] heard of it and went down to the stronghold.
18 The Philistines also came and spread themselves in the Valley of Rephaim.
19 David inquired of the Lord, saying, Shall I go up against the Philistines? Will You deliver them into my hand? And the Lord said to David, Go up, for I will surely deliver [them] into your hand.
20 And David came to Baal-perazim, and he smote them there, and said, The Lord has broken through my enemies before me, like the bursting out of great waters. So he called the name of that place Baal-perazim [Lord of breaking through].
21 There the Philistines left their [a]images, and David and his men took them away.
22 The Philistines came up again and spread themselves out in the Valley of Rephaim.
23 When David inquired of the Lord, He said, You shall not go up, but go around behind them and come upon them over opposite the mulberry (or balsam) trees.
24 And when you hear the sound of marching in the tops of the mulberry trees, then bestir yourselves, for then has the Lord gone out before you to smite the army of the Philistines.
25 And David did as the Lord had commanded him, and smote the Philistines from Geba to Gezer. (2 Samuel 5:17-25)
Fresh strategy and insights will help to position us right for the greater fight.
The Winds of Opposition:
The Winds of Opposition have been steadily opposing the purposes of God for this generation, and have been specifically arrayed against the church to stop her from maturing and from advancing.
The works of the Winds of Opposition include financial hardships, misunderstandings, offenses, separation, sickness, oppression, depression, division, strife, isolations, false prophecy and false counsel, and spiritual setbacks. False prophecy and soulish counsels inspired by the demonic winds have targeted the saints to bring their growth and maturity to a standstill.
The enemy has been trading illegally on regions, blowing demonic fogs over entire areas to block the light of God from spreading. The fog would encompass the saints in the region bringing all kinds of troubles, sickness, and hardships to wear them down, and to keep them from advancing into their purposes.
The Trade Winds of Heaven:
On March 5th, I saw a great massive angel descend and he had great wings that spanned the entire width of our region. He hovered over the area and he began to flap his wings, and he was stirring up the Winds of the Spirit to blow anew on regions.
The Lord has sent the angelic forces that are assigned to the Trade Winds of Heaven, and these angels remove the blockages that the demonic has erected. Trade winds blow steadily in one direction and are defined as the nearly constant easterly winds that dominate most of the tropics and subtropics throughout the world, blowing mainly from the northeast in the Northern Hemisphere, and from the southeast in the Southern Hemisphere. The Trade Winds from Heaven bring forth fresh life and vision and breath to the saints who have been crying out from the stress of the past season, just as it did in Israel, as shown in the following scripture passage.
13 When you cry out, let your [rabble] collection of idols deliver you! But the wind shall take them all, a breath shall carry them away. But he who takes refuge in Me shall possess the land [Judea] and shall inherit My holy mountain [Zion, also the heavenly inheritance and the spiritual Zion].
14 And the word of One shall go forth, “Cast up, cast up, prepare the way! Take up the stumbling block out of the way [of the spiritual return] of My people.”
15 For thus says the high and lofty One—He Who inhabits eternity, Whose name is Holy: “I dwell in the high and holy place, but with him also who is of a thoroughly penitent and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble and to revive the heart of the thoroughly penitent [bruised with sorrow for sin].” (Isaiah 57:13-15)
The key is to recognize what the Lord is doing in the Spirit, and to rise up in faith, and receive the breath from Heaven. This is an hour to stand in His Counsels and to inquire as to what we must do to counteract what the enemy has done to see the fullness of what the Father has set in motion to be fully accomplished. Without the strategies released to us right now, we will not be doing the right thing to defeat the demonic fog and forces arrayed against us. Its time to rout them fully out!
5 Thus says God the Lord—He Who created the heavens and stretched them forth, He Who spread abroad the earth and that which comes out of it, He Who gives breath to the people on it and spirit to those who walk in it:
6 I the Lord have called You [the Messiah] for a righteous purpose and in righteousness; I will take You by the hand and will keep You; I will give You for a covenant to the people [Israel], for a light to the nations [Gentiles],
7 To open the eyes of the blind, to bring out prisoners from the dungeon, and those who sit in darkness from the prison.
8 I am the Lord; that is My name! And My glory I will not give to another, nor My praise to graven images.
9 Behold, the former things have come to pass, and new things I now declare; before they spring forth I tell you of them. (Isaiah 42:5-9)
A great cleansing has begun. The Trade Winds of the Spirit will remove all that the enemy has sown. Whether it is in the minds and hearts and lives of His people, or in the regions of the earth. Hearts and motives will be laid bare by the winds of the angels wings. The season of trading on the Kingdom for personal gain has come to an end. Nothing will hinder the coming harvest birth!
6 “A multitude of camels [from the eastern trading tribes] will cover you [Jerusalem], The young camels of Midian and Ephah; All those from Sheba [who once came to trade] will come Bringing gold and frankincense And proclaiming the praises of the Lord.
7 “All the flocks of Kedar will be gathered to you [as the eastern pastoral tribes join the trading tribes], The rams of Nebaioth will serve you; They will go up with acceptance [as sacrifices] on My altar, And I will glorify the house of My honor and splendor. (Isaiah 60:6-7)
Fresh vision shall be restored as we gather into the emerging Counsels of the Lord. It’s time to recognize that we cannot accomplish anything without heeding the instructions of the Lord to us. The exposure and removal of all false counsel and soulish purposes have begun. The Father is establishing His Holy Counsels in regions and nations right now to give clarity and insights to the Body of Christ so they can rise up into their various places and function as the Body of Christ.
18 “But who [among them] has stood in the council of the Lord, That he would perceive and hear His word? Who has marked His word [noticing and observing and paying attention to it] and has [actually] heard it?
19 “Behold, the tempest of the Lord has gone forth in wrath, A whirling tempest; It will whirl and burst on the heads of the wicked.
20 “The anger of the Lord will not turn back Until He has set in motion and accomplished the thoughts and intentions of His heart; In the last days you will clearly understand it.
21 “I did not send [these counterfeit] prophets, Yet they ran; I did not speak to them, Yet they prophesied.
22 “But if they had stood in My council, Then they would have caused My people to hear My words, Then they would have turned My people from their evil way And from the evil of their decisions and deeds. (Jeremiah 23:18-22)
The counsel of the Lord stands forever, The thoughts and plans of His heart through all generations. (Psalms 33:11)
It’s time to hear the sound of the Winds of Change and move with the angelic hosts in the precise steps of the Lord, to see entire regions and nations explode with God’s Glory and Purposes!
Author: Rev Susan O’Marra
Rev Susan O’Marra and her husband Patrick are pastors of The Salvation of God Church in Rochester NY, which is a charismatic Assembly of God prophetic training and equipping center focusing on equipping the saints to do the work of the ministry. She shares her dreams and visions on her blog, In the Image of His Glory Ministries. Susan enjoys camping, archaeology, travel, gardening, and missions.
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