Your redemption draws near. Sound the alarm, sound the trumpet. Oh my people come forth, step forth. Repent my people for redemption draws near. Sound the alarm, sound the alarm declares the Lord.
I received this word about a week ago. Yesterday, I got an urgency to share this word. Please read Joel 2. This whole chapter is for this word.
Blow the trumpet in Zion; sound the alarm on my holy hill. Let all who live in the land tremble, for the day of the Lord is coming. It is close at hand a day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and blackness. Like dawn spreading across the mountains a large and mighty army comes, such as never was in ancient times nor ever will be in ages to come.
3 Before them fire devours, behind them a flame blazes. Before them the land is like the garden of Eden, behind them, a desert waste—nothing escapes them. 4 They have the appearance of horses; they gallop along like cavalry. 5 With a noise like that of chariots they leap over the mountaintops, like a crackling fire consuming stubble, like a mighty army drawn up for battle.
6 At the sight of them, nations are in anguish; every face turns pale. 7 They charge like warriors; they scale walls like soldiers. They all march in line, not swerving from their course. 8 They do not jostle each other; each marches straight ahead. They plunge through defenses without breaking ranks. 9 They rush upon the city; they run along the wall. They climb into the houses; like thieves they enter through the windows.
10 Before them the earth shakes, the heavens tremble, the sun and moon are darkened, and the stars no longer shine. 11 The Lord thunders at the head of his army; his forces are beyond number, and mighty is the army that obeys his command. The day of the Lord is great; it is dreadful. Who can endure it?
12 “Even now,” declares the Lord, “return to me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning.” 13 Rend your heart and not your garments. Return to the Lord your God, for he is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love, and he relents from sending calamity. 14 Who knows? He may turn and relent and leave behind a blessing— grain offerings and drink offerings for the Lord your God.
15 Blow the trumpet in Zion, declare a holy fast, call a sacred assembly. 16 Gather the people, consecrate the assembly bring together the elders, gather the children, those nursing at the breast. Let the bridegroom leave his room and the bride her chamber. 17 Let the priests, who minister before the Lord, weep between the portico and the altar. Let them say, “Spare your people, Lord.
Do not make your inheritance an object of scorn, a byword among the nations. Why should they say among the peoples, ‘Where is their God?’”
The Lord’s Answer
18 Then the Lord was jealous for his land and took pity on his people. 19 The Lord replied to them: “I am sending you grain, new wine and olive oil, enough to satisfy you fully; never again will I make you an object of scorn to the nations.
20 “I will drive the northern horde far from you, pushing it into a parched and barren land; its eastern ranks will drown in the Dead Sea and its western ranks in the Mediterranean Sea. And its stench will go up; its smell will rise.”
Surely he has done great things! 21 Do not be afraid, land of Judah; be glad and rejoice. Surely the Lord has done great things! 22 Do not be afraid, you wild animals, for the pastures in the wilderness are becoming green. The trees are bearing their fruit; the fig tree and the vine yield their riches. 23 Be glad, people of Zion, rejoice in the Lord your God, for he has given you the autumn rains because he is faithful. He sends you abundant showers, both autumn and spring rains, as before. 24 The threshing floors will be filled with grain; the vats will overflow with new wine and oil.
25 “I will repay you for the years the locusts have eaten—the great locust and the young locust, the other locusts and the locust swarm my great army that I sent among you. 26 You will have plenty to eat, until you are full, and you will praise the name of the Lord your God, who has worked wonders for you; never again will my people be shamed. 27 Then you will know that I am in Israel, that I am the Lord your God, and that there is no other; never again will my people be shamed.
28 “And afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions. 29 Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days. 30 I will show wonders in the heavens and on the earth, blood and fire and billows of smoke. 31 The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord. 32 And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved; for on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there will be deliverance, as the Lord has said, even among the survivors whom the Lord calls.
Over the course of my life God has revealed things to me either in dream, vision, word, or by impression. I did not know until recently what some of it meant. I am going to share some of the things that God has revealed to me for this time.
The first dream God gave me was of a massive war. This dream started when I was a little girl, I was either in preschool or kindergarten. This dream reoccurred several times throughout my young childhood. In my dream it was always the same. I was in my yard looking outward, I seen many tanks and army personnel advancing. This was a massive army! The impression I have always had was that it was on American soil, that a great war was coming to America.
Another dream I had was about 7-8 years ago. The dream was of an earthquake in Washington/Oregon State. I knew this because I was crossing the I-5 Bridge. In this dream I knew it was a magnitude of 9+. In my dream I went over the edge of the bridge, and right before I hit the water I was taken to a waiting place with other Christians. At this moment a scripture was given to me. I then woke up and read the scripture. It was about a massive earthquake. The scripture confirmed my dream.
7-8 years ago I had a vision of the earth. There were two different liquids racing over the earth. One was Gods spirit and the other was Satan. I again had this vision recently.
January 18 2015: God spoke to me. He said, There is a spiritual war over our souls. In any war, there is death there are wounds. These two are necessary in any war. The trials and turmoil, our sicknesses are not happening in our lives for a fight for our souls. But a fight for those souls around, the souls that are still to come to me. Satan is trying to weaken us and (his church) to fill us with fear, so we wont become the church, the mighty church that he has appointed for us. but God said, that he is victorious, and we are victorious. He will restore and renew. We are to fight right now. For the time is here for Gods power to be poured out. Be obedient, step out in faith.
January 2015: God gave me a scripture Acts 4:29-31. I didn’t know what it was for, It was written in my prayer journal with the date next to it. Acts 4: 29 Now, Lord, consider their threats and enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness. 30 Stretch out your hand to heal and perform signs and wonders through the name of your holy servant Jesus.”
31 After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly.
August 2015: God brought me to Mathew 24:3-14.
3 As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately. “Tell us,” they said, “when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?”
4 Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you. 5 For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and will deceive many. 6 You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. 7 Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are the beginning of birth pains.
9 “Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me. 10 At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, 11 and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. 12 Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, 13 but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.
April 20,2015: When I woke I had a terrible foreboding that was deep within me. I asked God to reveal what this feeling was about. He told me, there is a shifting in the heavens and the earth. I pressed into God and asked him to reveal to me what that meant. He did not respond.
August 2015: My pastor asked me to pray for the nation at our church. I accepted the request. During the week prior to national prayer day I really leaned into God. To tell the truth, I did not want to pray in front of everyone. I was so worried that God wouldn’t show up. I was worried that I would let God down. My mind kept telling me I would be a fool in front of everyone. My mind told me that God wont use me. But I chose to stand in front of everyone and pray because I don’t want to let God down…If God opens the door, I must walk through or I am not being obedient. I chose God over my fear. If I listen to my flesh/mind I will not get everything that God has for me. I wont be used at his fullness.
When Pastor called me up I said a simple prayer, Lord I choose to do your work, use me for your purpose. Lord help me. As soon as I stood in front of everyone and started praying, guess what? God showed up. During the moment of prayer and all the moments up to Monday morning, God was speaking to me. He put all the above pieces together.
God has revealed to me that THIS IS the time of Mathew 24. We are at the birthing pains that Jesus talked about. Jesus is telling his church not to worry, that these things MUST come. There will be a covering over his church. His church will go through these things but wont affect us like the rest. We are at the time of the big war between God and Satan. This is the time of a physical and spiritual war. That we are and will see all the things Jesus foretold in Mathew. The word God gave me about the shifting on the earth is Satan’s power/influence running wild. God will no longer hold him back, he is loose. The shifting in the heavens is the release of Gods spirit over the nations. Touching all the lost souls and Christians that are balancing on the fence, IT IS THE TIME to pick a side. There is no more waiting or having both sides any longer. Gods spirit will primarily be for these two groups. The shifting in the heavens is also the outpouring of Gods power over the church’s. His power will enable us to help in the fight. This is the time to stand in Gods full power. That our roots will be planted firmly in fertile soil. Its time to step up and step out in Gods fullness. This is were Acts 4 comes in. This is going to be awesome to witness!
I keep getting these words brought to my minds forefront: This is it, this is NOW. There is no more time. God will not wait any longer. God is calling his harvesters forth, God is calling his warriors forth. Boldness, Love, do not fear, step up and grab Gods power, obedience. God wants us to step outside of our comfort zone. Not to let fear bind us any longer so we can be used by God. If we as a church, as individuals do not step up and out we are not being obedient. We are telling God no. God will not use someone who wont allow it. God is calling his church to a true love of people. God is calling his church to repent for a religious spirit. Legalism and a religious spirit pushed people away. This is not God’s love.