Sheep and Goat
One of the greatest signs for this season will be the emphasis and separation or partition between the sheep and the goat in many sectors of life. I don’t believe that it’s a mere coincidence that even this year in the Chinese lunar calendar is actually the year of the goat or sheep (cycled every 12 years). Even now we are beginning to see a clear defining line between nations, political groups, and church denominations clearly like never before. Especially as there are many Christians being persecuted due to just being the follower of the Nazarene, Jesus the Christ, as He had prophesied Himself. We have been and are seeing the manifestation of the Nations whom will stand for Jesus and those whom will be against. There is a crescendo in the timeline, and therefore we are slowly reaching a point of no return where there is no longer any gray area. Additionally, the Church at large has found itself in the cross hairs of separations same as the Nations of the world. Some have already noticed how some denominations are breaking from their founding denomination due to differences in perspective about sexual orientation and marriage etc… There is a partition of sheep and goat Nations. There is also a parallel partition of the Sheep and Goat churches in the Church at large. There is also coming a clear definition in the political arena as well. We will be in for some surprises. We are seeing those who we have thought to have been prodigals’ nations and denominations returning to the Father of Lights. “My sheep hear My Voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.“John27:10 In the same token out of the separation there is a unity or gathering of that which is holy coming together in love. Consequently the other side has similar evil effects of unity in the knowledge of lies. Things must be separated before the like are gathered together. The Lord is increasingly allowing and accelerating events, like a boiling of the Gold in a pot, to allow the dross to be seen as dross then can be easily removed. The purification and sanctification has begun in order to make a clear partition.
Rise, take up your bed and walk
The Lord brought me to an understanding of what has just happened in the spirit with a picture of Jesus going to the certain man who was lying there and had an infirmity for 38 years John5:1-15; Jesus said to him; “Do you want to be made well?” then the sick man began to give Him a list of excuses of why He can’t get in the water to get healed by the angel. Jesus ignores is excuses knowing already is condition and the outcome of the meeting, says “Rise, take up your bed and walk.” And immediately the man was made well, took up his bed, and walked. I believe Holy Spirit is saying the above is what Jesus is saying to the Church in this present moment. Do we want to be awakened ( or made well as one body)? Do we want to be fully restored and walking in the awakening? We already know the outcome of this “certain man” that it was his destiny to get up, because Jesus commanded and made it so, even though he was full of excuses as we also do in the present moment. It is our destiny to arise into an awakening-where the Chronos meets Kairos. We must pray!
Additionally, I am seeing another clear message that goes along with this story above. Remember that day was “the Sabbath and the Jews therefore said to him who was cured, ‘it is the Sabbath; it is not lawful for you to carry your bed.’“John5:1-15 (not really seeing what miracle just happened, apparently upset with the man carrying his mat on the Sabbath and that they didn’t have anything to do with the healing; not even thinking that maybe an angel had healed him, no compassion that the man was sick of 38 years of infirmity). These were more concerned about people breaking traditions and laws. These religious people thought they knew everything and the formulas about the waters and how the spiritual things functions and they controlled it, or thought they did. Holy Spirit is conveying a clear message in this moment that as leaders and people of God we must allow the Lord to move sovereignly the way He chooses to, and not necessarily the way we are accustomed to. “Where the Spirit of the Lord is there is liberty.”2Cor3:17 I believe the greater the restrictions we place and the less risks we take, the less we will see God move.
Let’s begin to rejoice in the success of other ministries as well. We are one body in Him. The success of one member in the body is the total sum success of the whole body-as one- in harmony. The body of this certain man being healed is congruent with the whole body being made well completely in this hour. We must remain teachable and with a childlike faith in order to receive the fullness of our inheritance in the supernatural.
This same spirit found in those who criticize and control the moving of the waters in a meeting or gathering are acting with a religious spirit. This same religious spirit is a spirit of murder. The same spirit that is hiding in our meetings in the form of wisdom and experience is actually quenching the moving of the Spirit. The spirit that killed Abel, because Abel was a prophet who received the revelation that Life was in the blood; and that there is no remission of sins without the shedding of blood, is in fact the spirit of Cain. Abel heard the voice of God, that is why he knew what to do to please God. The spirit of Cain is a spirit of jealousy, murder, control, hate and fear. The roots of religion are fear, pride and control; but the roots of fellowship are worship, faith and love. Let us work together as one member in harmonious love removing every hints of religion (leaven) from amongst ourselves.
The part that gets me is the part where Jesus says to the healed man; “See, you have been made well. Sin no more, lest a worse thing come upon you.“John5:1-15 Again, we can interpret it to say in this context; “get out of the religious system now and don’t return to it unless a worse thing happens.” We are being commanded to leave it. Real leaders make things happen, not excuses. It’s not a time for excuses; it’s time to hear the voice of the Spirit and move accordingly. We ought to obey God rather than men.Acts 5:29b This whole season is a year of Rest (Shmitah) according to the Jewish calendar, where healing happens, debts forgiven, and slaves released. When we rest in Him He gives the increase. We are then released into our destinies. A season of just go out and doing the kingdom stuff. We need to challenge ourselves and everyone around us to preach the gospel.
The spirit of Elijah vs. Jezebel
Joel 2:28 “And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:”
As Joel 2:28 is being fulfilled in front of our eyes, the spirit of Jezebel is being released by the enemy camp entrapping many Christians in lust, envy, and pornographic movies in order to oppose the spirit of prophecy. The Jezebel spirit is blinding prophetic eyes and shutting prophetic hears of those who dream dreams and see visions. There is a direct correlation. The more the Lord releases the spirit of Elijah, the more the enemy attempts to distort the plan of God by sending in filth in order to blind. There has been an increase in open manifestation of sexual perversion in the media concurrently as the prophetic movement began. Nevertheless, Gods Word will prevail victorious for those who have been preordained and predestined before the ages of time. They shall be overcomers. The earth shall be filled with the Glory of God.