Happy New Year! This week I am continuing to release a Prophetic Word for 2019. I believe that this lengthier word will be easier to "digest" in smaller portions than as a whole. For those who prefer a "multi-course meal," click here to read the complete word for 2019!
Today's portion - part 2 - concerns both strategy and spiritual government for the coming year. Just as Israel moved with the pillar of cloud and fire, which stood between them and their Egyptian enemies, it will be important to stay close to the Lord and move with Him to experience His rest and protection!
Stealth in the Cloud
“He surrounded Himself with darkness as a cloud.”
"Stealth will be the name of My game this coming season, for I am switching tactics in order to prevent enemy access. That which is known and familiar to the enemy will not be done any more. You will surprise the enemy with new strategies to protect and empower My people who seek My heart daily.
My Presence will surround and empower you like a cloud as it renders you invisible. All the enemy will see is ME! The expansion of My Presence - like a mist in your midst - will open the way for you and at the same time block the way of your enemies. The enemy is blinded by My glory, and your superior navigational equipment will steer you clear of his tactics. Those who have eyes to see on the inside will not fear My Presence but will embrace and welcome it.
Political and Spiritual Governance
I have not abandoned your government. In fact, I’m closer than you think. I’m subtly and silently changing the course of history as I respond to the prayers of My people. All the earth will rejoice when they see the help I give to those who lead in difficult times. No leader is without a measure of support from Me. Trust that I am working behind the scenes. Do not be hopeless, like some, when speaking of those who govern you; instead, trust in My overarching plan for My people, many of whom still “trust in God.”
Trump will grow stronger in his governance of this nation until it is clear to all that He is the chosen leader for this time. National crises will be averted and credit will be given to him for his position on border control, which will prove to have been essential to America’s protection. He will stand up to the “bullies” of intimidation, lies, and terrorism and win.
In the same way, My people will be empowered by holy boldness to stand against all the havoc the enemy has wrought against them. An internal fierceness will come upon My army of believers that causes them to rise up and defend their own spiritual borders with the sure certainty of My words.
Fear and intimidation will shrink back through the knowledge of Me - of who I am and what I desire to do. Those who have previously held back out of fear will now step forward confidently, knowing that I have empowered them to share what is on their hearts for the world.
A tsunami is coming, but not a political one. A war is coming, but not a natural one. A wave of the Spirit is coming that will so change the course and nature of things that you will be amazed. What you long for and fight for is often based on natural expectations; what I hope My people will fight for is supernatural revelation. Stop looking at the face of things and reach, instead, for the heart. Stop wondering about the political landscape and look to Me to discern the spiritual terrain. You have not yet discerned in detail the boundaries of My Kingdom, nor discerned the attacks upon them! The natural reflects the spiritual - take note and look up!
I want you to see the movement of My angelic troops here on My land. See the necessity of protection around the edges of your spiritual lives, which come under repeated attacks. See the enemy of your souls - and the plan I have for his demise! You are not fighting properly yet, for one tackles this (earthly) mountain and another that one, yet few come to My mountain. Few make it their mission to fight for Me. Instead they are fighting only for earthly change.
Look up! Look up and see where I am leading! Pinpoint with accuracy your place on My map and decipher your journey. Too many are holding positions aren’t effective any longer. Too many are still fighting old battles when My strategy has shifted and your presence is required in a new location.
Release My warrior angels to the new sites of skirmish. Where you go, they will also go! You will know them when you stand with Me first, in My council-room. Do not forget Who leads this army!
New strategies are coming, yet they’ll be discerned through old disciplines of peace, listening, quiet, and worship. These are more important now than ever. Without them, you will not enter into the wisdom I have for you.
Come to Me for direction and see the joyful paths on which I lead you. Your passions will not be wasted, but put to better use.
Publish the Word!
New venues will open up for those wishing to publish the Word, especially in foreign (third-world) countries. What was impossible before is going to be easier now. I desire that all be saved, so My own hand will bring deliverance in areas where no headway has been made previously. Pray for the barriers to break down and the highway to be paved in the Spirit, that I might “roll out” My goodness to those who feared all goodness was gone.
Pray Through this Prophecy
1. Exodus 14:19-20 reads: "And the Angel of God, who went before the camp of Israel, moved and went behind them; and the pillar of cloud went from before them and stood behind them. So it came between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel. Thus it was a cloud and darkness to the one, and it gave light by night to the other, so that the one did not come near the other all that night."
In a similar fashion, God is requiring us to move with Him and remain "covered" by His glory-cloud this year. This is why "Time and Place" are so important for believers (see last week's word for more); we don't want to miss our "kairos" moments of deliverance! How can you position yourself spiritually so that you are ready to move - or rest - when God indicates those times?
2. God highlights two types specific issues in this portion of the 2019 word. The first is that the enemy often attacks our spiritual borders, the "edges" of our land, robbing and destroying little by little until he nears the center of our heart's territory, undermining us completely. It will be important to be on guard against the "little foxes that spoil the vineyard" in this season, to keep them from devouring our spiritual fruit!
The second issue highlighted is the tendency for us to be caught up in natural skirmishes rather than spiritual ones. While tackling the "seven mountains" of government, entertainment, family, etc. is essential, we must remember to "look up" and see what Kingdom battles need to be fought as well. It is easy to become so enmeshed in these natural causes for good that we neglect to promote the Kingdom of God!
If you are laboring for change in government, media, family issues, or other areas, do a heart check! Are you more focused on the cause than the Kingdom? Have you become enmeshed in natural skirmishes rather than being an ambassador of reconciliation? Most importantly, is God still calling you to fight for that cause, or is he asking you to reposition yourself spiritually in a new place?
3. This is an unprecedented season for publishing the Good News! If you are a writer or Kingdom creative who has something "burning" on your heart to share, I encourage you to step out in your gift! Technology has made it possible for the Word to reach even the farthest corners of the word instantaneously. I am available as a resource to help those wishing to self-publish their books; contact me here for more.
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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.