Here is a word I received around 6:30 AM on January 24, 2016.
“The time has come; the season is here for My releasing of two portions of faith. The first portion is for survival. The second is for revival.
In the first portion, I will pour out an anointing on to how to survive what is coming and to thrive in it. It will be a Goshen anointing (Exodus 8:22), I will teach you how to maneuver, manifest, and manufacture My strategies to overcome My time of judgment.
In the second portion will be unprecedented wisdom in operating in My revival spirit. There is a skill needed for operating in My glory. There is a pattern like Moses was instructed to follow (Hebrews 8:5). I will anoint the Burning Ones with an understanding and insight into Me and My ways!”
He declares that Moses knew the ways of God, but the children of Israel only knew His acts.
He made known His ways to Moses, His acts to the sons of Israel. (Psalm 103:7)
The Father is calling us to know how He moves and why He moves, rather than seeking an outward act or experience.
You will see Me move before “they” see Me move (the world and the sleeping church) and you will know what I am doing, because I will reveal My secrets to those who worship Me in spirit and in truth!
There is a door and it is called the Door of Now! The Church has entered her Now moment!
The Father then gave me Isaiah 28 to confirm this word.
1 Woe to the proud crown of the drunkards of Ephraim, and to the fading flower of its glorious beauty, which is at the head of the fertile valley of those who are overcome with wine!
2 Behold, the Lord has a strong and mighty agent; as a storm of hail, a tempest of destruction, like a storm of mighty overflowing waters, He has cast it down to the earth with His hand.
3 The proud crown of the drunkards of Ephraim is trodden under foot.
4 And the fading flower of its glorious beauty, which is at the head of the fertile valley, will be like the first- ripe fig prior to summer, which one sees, and as soon as it is in his hand, He swallows it. (Isaiah 28:1-4)
In brief, the prophetic symbolism is that Ephraim represents the Church and the nation of America. Verses 1-4 speak of our prideful condition and the warning of judgment in the form of an invasion and a storm. Remember, the Father does not view this nation separately as church and state. The reason for this is because of our tremendous responsibility to the gospel and the mission of God, as it was to Israel. We will be held to a higher form of accountability.
7 And these also reel with wine and stagger from strong drink: the priest and the prophet reel with strong drink, they are confused by wine, they stagger from strong drink; they reel while having visions, they totter when rendering judgment.
8 For all the tables are full of filthy vomit, without a single clean place. (Isaiah 28:7-8)
Verse 7 speaks of the church leadership and their lack of prophetic vision and wide spread idolatry. Again this is a mirror of where we are in the church! We are drunk with pride. We are drunk with idolatry. We are drunk with prosperity!
Look at verse 8. This is our current tables of ministry! The places of our worship are polluted by the sin of our leaders and the unclean living of our members! How can His glory rest on such a mess? How can we have a habitation of God when the house of God is a wreck? We are immature, self-satisfying people who use God for what He gives rather than for who He is.
5 In that day the Lord of hosts will become a beautiful crown and a glorious diadem to the remnant of His people;
6 A spirit of justice for him who sits in judgment, a strength to those who repel the onslaught at the gate. (Isaiah 28:5-6)
I purposely left verses 5 and 6 for last because here we see hope is not lost. There is always a nation within a nation, a church within a church, and a people within a people. It’s called the Remnant! In that day, the day of judgment, the day of invasion and storm, the glory of the Lord and the beauty of His holiness is coming to His Remnant! The spirit of wisdom and the strength to battle at the gate (door) will be ours. There is a generation willing to fight at the gates of our cities, the gates of our homes, and the gates of churches. We will not fight using the weapons of man, but of the Spirit, and of the Word!
The time has come for us to stand and enter into the door of now!
Author: Pastor Benjamin Faircloth
Benjamin Faircloth is the President and Founder of World Outreach Ministries International and also the Pastor of Ignited Church in Lavonia GA. His wife Jennifer is also a Pastor at Ignited Church, which was birthed out of a desire to see the glory of God restored to the church and to help others discover their destiny in Christ! Benjamin has been in ministry since 1991.