Month 2:5, Week 1:4 (Revee/Shavu'ot), Year:Day 5940:34 AM|
2Exodus 3/40, Yovel - Year 50/50
Gregorian Calendar: Wednesday 11 May 2016
Jericho March V 2016
Overcoming Enemy Tactics
Continued from Part 4 (Jericho March 2016)
Continued from Part 32 (Complete Jericho Marches)
Searching and Exposing
Yahweh searches, and He searches deep. Yahweh exposes, and He exposes to the very last particle. Before judgment comes, there has to be exposure and that is why everything is coming to light which is to be judged at this time. This is as true of individuals as it is of institutions and nations.
Hidden Personal Sides Being Revealed
People whom you thought were one thing will turn out to be something completely different and they didn't even know it themselves until their true hearts were revealed. This is what is happening now. This is what Yahweh has shown me not only in night visions but in the lives of friends who have suddenly 'flipped' into something else overnight. People who have been double-minded and being shown their doublemindedness and are being forced to choose one point-of-view or disposition or another. So do not be shocked or surprised when loved ones and friends turn out to be something totally different from what you imagined them to be. And perhaps the greatest shocks of all will come in discovering that people we thought were believers were not.
Vision of the Giant Radar
As intimated, I have had a busy night. In the very last vision He gave me this morning, I was shown what looked like the universe that was superimposed on a giant radar screen which was scanning it. There was a boundary or front which was moving in a circular clockwise direction around the whole system, vast in its scale, and every unclean thing, every demonic power, was showing up as blips on that screen. Nothing could hide from its sweep.
Enemy vs. Divine Exposition
The Enemy is in the business of exposing too but for different reasons. He will seek to destroy the righteous by bringing up sins of the past that have already been repented of and disposed of in Yahweh's eyes, at the Cross. Satan is in the business of never letting you forget, even though Yahweh has forgotten, as a means to smear saved people in the eyes of the ungodly and double-minded. And yet this too is how the ungodly are exposed. Do not let the Enemy guilt you over sins redeemed by the Blood of the Lamb and do not allow the Enemy to use you to point the finger at those whose past is now history. If you want to accuse someone of something wrong that they did in the past, which Yahweh has forgiven and has cast into the depths of forgetfulness, then you are guilty of lashon hara and will be accused by the Divine Court of the very forgiven sins that you are yourself accusing.
Beware of False Judgment
Everyone has skeletons in the cupboard from their past - without exception. Of these, some are forgiven (because they have repented of and forsaken) and others are not (because they have not repented, and perhaps not even discovered yet). In that respect, everyone is in the same boat. Yahweh exposes the latter, Satan exposes all he can and when he can. We need to be very, very careful, not only at this time but at all times, of whom we accuse and what we accuse them of. For the sin, judgment and punishment of false accusation always falls hard on the one accusing. Beware! There is a reason Yah'shua (Jesus) warned people to be exceedingly careful in passing judgment and to defer on the side of not passing judgment at all if there is any uncertainty. Judge righteous judgment, yes, but no more.
I, for one, and more than aware of the sins of my past and occaionally take the Enemy's bait and guilt myself over things that Yahweh forgave me for long ago. Those with any tenderness, senstivity or conscience tend to do this. Only the hard-hearted and numbed put up a brass wall to such things. However, the tender-hearted have also got to learn not to take the devil's bait. They must strongly and persistently refuse to own false accusations and lies and make sure that those who are making them know that they will not be falsely guilted. As soldiers on guard we cannot afford to be thrown off our balance. We don't know what the inhabitants did to taunt the Israelites marching around the city - I doubt they were silent - but Joshua's men kept focussed on their task. We must too.
Be aware also of typtical Enemy strategies when things aren't going well for him. As in warfare generally, if field warfare doesn't work, fifth columns and psychological warfare either tend to be next or operate simultaneously. Over the years as a minister I have observed how an opponent, if he fails to win a theological argument, usually turns to character assassination - "if you can't defeat the message, smear the messenger." It's so predictable, in fact, that I have come to expect it. Once intimidated, I now no longer care. Once hurt by it, I have learned to be thick-skinned. I save my emotional energy for those I can nourish. Besides, the decent and honourable then realise that they are dealing with a scoundrel when they see his behaviour. Those who do believe the soundrel often do so because that's the vibration they naturally tune into. And they're likely not saved when they claim to be or won't be saved even though they claim to be seekers.
Do Not Be Dismayed By Their Roaring
We haven't got time to stop every time a dog barks or a lion roars. Life is too short and our time is best spent on those who want to hear the message and obrain healing. Yahweh does not send His messengers to those who refuse to hear, or who are determined to destroy those messengers, except to proclaim judgment over them and move on. I get threatening phone calls, emails and IM's. I got one such message this morning. Someone doesn't like what I am doing and the fact that they give me such attention tells me I am on the right track. So don't be demayed if you become the object of the Enemy's rage. It means you're likely doing something right. And if you're trusting in Yah'shua (Jesus), He will see you right too.
The Enemy's target last night was sexuality and sexual activity. Having discovered who we are, we have to make sure the marriage bed is undefiled (Heb.13:4). Of course, people will define 'purity' and 'defilement' in different ways so you had better know what the Scripture says on that subject and be at shalom (peace) about it. Once you have discovered that and are living it, you can ignore what outsiders say or accuse you of. Mind you, the world is so perverse these days that the Enemy has few (I dare say, none) who occupy the high moral ground anyway. It doesn't matter what they think they know or what you think they may know - what matters is that you know what you know about yourself and believe that Yahweh knows the everything about you that there is to know. Your conscience as far as purity is concerned is between Him, His Davar (Word) and you, and if you're married, with your spouse. The chances are if someone comes against you with an accusation of sexual impropriety that they are heavy laden with sin themselves. Don't be intimidated by them. And if you are impure in this area, get on your knees and sort it out with Yahweh immediately, covenant not to repeat the wrong, and stay true to your covenant.
Turn Off From the Accusations
If we were to listen to Enemy's accusations through the voices in our heads or his human instruments we would go insane. So don't listen to them. Choose not to own occasionas and then shut off but tuning in to His Ruach (Spirit). We're on a March, not just at this special time of the year, but permanently because we're His soldiers on full time duty in mortality. Get used to that. Our vaccation is in Heaven and/or in the Millennium. The bookings have been made for the faithful.
Stubborn, Unyielding and Hard
Open your hearts wide to the seekers and those who want to turn away from their wicked ways, no matter what their issues and problems are, and invite them into the fold of Yahweh's ahavah (love). Let the Ruach (Spirit) reveal them to you. The rest you can ignore, however load or threatening, unless you have been told to issue a prophetic rebuke. The rebellious are easy to identify, "For I knew how stubborn you were; the sinews of your neck were iron, your forehead was bronze" (Isa.48:4, NIV), but did you know that the righteous can also sometimes be misidentified because they display some of these characteristics in a positive way?
The Ezekiel Prophets
"But the house of Israel is not willing to listen to you because they are not willing to listen to Me, for the whole house of Israel is hardened and obstinate. But I will make you as unyielding and hardened as they are. I will make your forehead like the hardest stone, harder than flint. Do not be afraid of them or terrified by them, though they are a rebellious house" (Ezek.3:6-9, NIV).
The navi (prophet) here is not 'meek, mild and soft' when he is operating in this particular anointing. The Ezekiel nevi'im (prophets) never are - their softness and gentleness is reserved for those who want to know the emet (truth) and are repenting. But for the rest, bronze will meet bronze, only Yahweh's bronze is tougher than Satan's. Do you believe this?
This is a toughening up time for the Remnant Bride and tough you must be...as well as soft, loving and mild. That's not a contradiction. We're Yahweh's imagers and that is how He is toward the persistently wicked and righteous, respectively. Be brave, be strong...and stay humble.
Continued in Part 6 (Jericho March 2016)
Continued in Part 34 (Complete Jericho Marches)