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PROPHETIC VOICES – “DOUBLE DOWN & OVERTHROW JEZEBEL!”
I woke up this morning feeling a fight in the spirit – war against the prophetic decree over cities and the prophetic watchmen called to them.
It felt like a showdown of intimidation and bully tactics to chase out the pure voices needed right now just as God is pouring out something fresh and new.
I could hear “What am I doing here? This is too big for me! I didn’t sign up for this level of warfare!”
I could sense the temptation to run and hide as Jezebel was hurling down her spears of witchcraft to send the true prophets called and stationed in cities and nations into obscurity.
LEAN INTO YOUR DOUBLE PORTION
Then the Lord said “This is not a time to run and hide but to stand by the word I have given you and the purity of the message I have stewarded in you. Don’t trade it or forfeit it to appease her, but it’s time to DOUBLE DOWN!”
To double down means to increase one’s efforts or hold to a position or opinion, especially when vulnerable or in a position of risk.
But what I kept feeling was that the double down represented the DOUBLE PORTION anointing on these prophets and the invitation to LEAN into the weight of their mantles in this hour not their own strength or ability.
The anointing is in the office and mantle and we must lean into that right now otherwise we will get chased out of our assignments and lands we are called to.
I hear the Lord saying “Did I not call you? Did I not anoint you for this? DOUBLE DOWN with the double portion and watch me split the waters!”
NOW OPEN YOUR EYES
Then I heard “Voices can you see the web that has been spun? Can you see all the layers? For I am giving you eyes to see how to expose and untangle her web spun over leaders and people called to steward these regions. You will set them free, but you must not get caught in the web!”
What is this web? It’s a web of witchcraft and control tactics. It’s a web of warring and cursing words that are causing groups to war against groups and people against people. This web has been spun around to cause what God is doing to be thwarted and stifled.
It’s a web of confusion, slander, assumption, and character assassination, but you have been called to counteract this assignment by clearing the air.
“I have called you a watchman!” Says the Lord. “To govern the airspace and to determine what comes in and out. And you must disarm this assignment from causing harm between leaders and movements. It is breaking apart the body!”
DON’T BE INTIMIDATED – THROW HER DOWN!
Then I heard the Lord say “Why are you cowering like a dog? Why are you backed into a corner? Why do you run at her word? Why do you bow your head as she speaks and hold your tongue?”
“For I have given you MY MOUTH and MY WORDS and you must tear her down from her lofty throne!”
“For even many leaders have allowed her to be there and they have appeased her, but have I not sent you there to throw her down?”
“Throw her down!” Jehu said. So they threw her down, and some of her blood spattered the wall and the horses as they trampled her underfoot” – 2 Kings 9:33
“So release your decree with authority and cast her out!” Says the lord.
DO NOT SIT AT HER TABLE!
Then I heard this warning;
“For I have sent you to this land to set a table for me. DO NOT SIT AT JEZEBEL’S TABLE!”
“Do not trade the purity of your voice for acceptance or to feel included or you will eat her delicacies and it will steal your voice!”
(I was reminded of the scene in Narnia “The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe” where Edmund eats the white witch’s Turkish delight and it turns him bitter)
We must stand apart from that which is tainted while still having a voice in it.
Set a new table. Hold firm to the word of the Lord in you and do not cave into complacency and the seduction of her house.
We can’t come under the false coverings demanding control and her twisted hierarchy that expects honor where no honor is given.
We must refuse to come under her false mantle and un-husbanded kingdom.
Voices, put on your mantle. Put on your strength. Put on your authority and be who God has called you to be!
“But we do not belong to those who shrink back and are destroyed, but to those who have faith and are saved.” – Hebrews 10:39