I hear the Lord saying: “I am raising up an army of deliverers! For you have seen how I brought deliverers to the forefront one by one to champion My cause and deliver My people from oppression. But now in this time, I will cause ARMIES OF DELIVERERS to arise as one, putting 10,000 to flight. Joel’s army is arising like the anointed Cyrus with his troops, to conquer Babylon and take back her treasures!”
Early this morning, as I meditated on the familiar scriptures in Isaiah 45, I saw MANY anointed deliverers rising up as “Cyruses” for our time: a “Joel’s army” marching VICTORIOUSLY and IN UNITY as they took back spiritual ground the enemy had stolen.
While historically there was only a single judge or deliverer at any one time for God's people, I saw armies of deliverers rising up to say “Enough is enough!” to the works of the enemy at this time. Moving together as one, they would see the Lord’s triumphant victories on earth because of the powerful, corporate anointing of the Holy Spirit.
I hear the Lord saying: “No more will gates be closed and bars impenetrable to you. For as I went before Cyrus to unlock and open the bronze doors of Babylon, so I am now commissioning you to follow the River of My Spirit and take back your cities. I have given you the keys - yet you will not NEED these keys, for the doors are already open to you! Cross over into your destinies AS ONE; push open these doors, and you will find My goodness waiting for you on the other side!”
According to the Greek historian Herodotas, when Cyrus wanted to conquer Babylon he first encountered the river Gyndes as a territorial obstacle. The river’s deep flow drowned one of his white horses and was impossible to cross.
To overcome this obstacle, Cyrus had his troops divert the river into a series of streams - hundreds of them - making the river so shallow that “even a woman could cross.” (Story here.)
He then followed the river right up to the city gates with its bronze doors, which - amazingly - he found unlocked.
Two hundred years before Cyrus appeared, God had Isaiah write down a prophecy that those bronze doors would be open to Cyrus. Babylon's strong city was easily conquered because God had gone before His deliverer and the city’s occupants were so busy drinking and reveling that they were taken completely by surprise!
Biblically, bronze doors and iron gates are a sign of the curse: “The skies above will be as unyielding as bronze, and the earth beneath will be as hard as iron.” (Deuteronomy 28:23; Leviticus 26:19).
Today I see the Lord unlocking spiritual barriers that have separated seekers from His blessings and breaking up the pride and hard-heartedness that has kept people from reaping their harvests.
I hear the Lord saying: “Take firm hold of My promises to you, My anointed ones, and believe Me for your victories. Do not flinch at any obstacle the enemy puts in your way, but only ASK ME and I will show you the solution to overcome it.
I am making inroads to the heart and bringing release to prisoners within iron bars. I am disarming demonic kings and rulers who have previously blocked your victories.
My Sword will cut through iron; My Word in your mouth will bring freedom! Just as Cyrus decreed Israel’s return from captivity, so I will cause My army of anointed worshipers to decree freedom and release to the bound. I honor My Word, even to those who don’t yet fully know or believe Me!”
I feel the Lord’s heart beating for FREEDOM! I sense a stirring in the Spirit for these deliverers to arise as one man, knowing they are stronger than a "Cyrus" because of their CORPORATE UNITY in the Spirit and their AGREEMENT to see oppressive demonic regimes come down.
What happens next in history will serve to bring honor and glory to God’s Name alone. He is strengthening and arming His intimate “Warrior Bride;” equipping her to subdue nations through the kind of worshiping warfare that causes God’s Presence to go before her, open all the gates, and bring complete victory!
This victory will yield NOT ONLY the “hidden treasure” of souls in harvest, but also the secret riches and resources the wicked have stored up to finance the continued expansion of God’s Kingdom.
Personal Note: As we praise God for the historic overturning of Roe vs. Wade today (which came just hours after I wrote these words), may we agree together in prayer for the further demolishing of pride, idolatry, and the injustices that keep good people oppressed and bound. Let’s tear down demonic lies and strongholds that still hold the afflicted in captivity. Above all, may we not yield to the temptation towards anger or retaliation ourselves, but remember that our highest call, even as an army of deliverers, is to love!
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A severe hearing loss from childhood caused Deborah Perkins to develop what she now calls her secret weapon: tuning in to God's voice. A Wellesley College graduate and an award-winning writer, Deborah is now a wife and mother of 3 boys. Deborah has devoted over 25 years to professional and lay Christian ministry in New England and beyond. Her passion is inspiring people to cultivate greater intimacy with God.