We have just crossed!
I remember several months ago the Lord showed me in a dream to watch for planetary alignments in this season signifying different shifts. During my research I only found two; one was exactly two days after the dream (February 20th, 2015) and the other was eight months later in October. My understanding naturally supernaturally was the first would signal the beginning of the crossing of the Jordan passage and the last would be the end. Apparently there was another one scheduled in God’s calendar for May 28th which I only became aware of after writing my first article “Wonders in Heaven” . Although the alignment itself was a surprise to me, what this alignment stood for was not. This was none other than the famous Gilgal process which is a cyclical and a place we visit quite often for refinement, growth pangs, and maturity. Although I did understand that this whole season (5775) is a year of transformation, crossing of the Jordan (which is a type of baptism in itself) for the Church as an organism while at rest. The Lord has done this before, where God placed Adam to sleep and formed Woman out of his rib, and again with the second Adam-Jesus on the cross went to sleep in the belly of the whale for three days and the Church was birthed. It has truly been and still is a restructuring which means some leaders will be affected by this change. This restructuring also includes the effective way we should attack to possess our land of inheritance. There is a new model being released. Position yourself to receive in the coming months!
Also, you don’t have to be a prophet to know that during the last week of May the heat was turned up in the stoves of our lives. The Lord allowed the enemy to test our hope, faith, patience, and love in many areas. The Lord was adamant on insisting the dross rise up to the top so that He can remove it, and His face can shine brighter through us as He finishes the refining process looking at the purified metal fresh out of the crucible. For our God is a consuming fire.Heb12:29 The Lord is producing and releasing mature sons in this season.
For He is like a refiner’s fire
And like launderers’ soap.
He will sit as a refiner and a purifier of silver;
He will purify the sons of Levi,
And purge them as gold and silver,
That they may offer to the Lord
An offering in righteousness.
“Then the offering of Judah and Jerusalem
Will be pleasant to the Lord… Malachi 3:2c-4a
Worship will be the byproduct from radical obedience of this transformation. We are reaching and accessing a new framework of how we should worship the King of Glory on earth as it is in heaven. The new prototype is at hand!
When seasons change we must learn to adapt to the new season and the anointing that is being released. For example, if you were in the river, naturally you will not stay in one place. The river will take you to many different places, some shallow some deep, some rocky and some smooth–The key is movement. Those who hear His voice, even when spiritual seasons change along with its prevalent anointing, are like those in the river adapting to the terrain that the river takes them to–momentum is key to movement. We, as the body in union, are moving forward. The general (Holy Spirit) has placed mechanisms in this period of time in order for us, as one body, to move as one. He is orchestrating the Bride to step into her predestined and preordained steps–whether we know it or not collectively. We have been going through a “partition” which I have also written about in a previous article [thierrynakoa.com]. These mechanisms keep momentum in the growth of the body to maturity. The Bride will reach her destiny in time to be ready for the coming Bridegroom King—Jesus. The General is here with us to make sure that this happens.
We are at a crucial turning point, a place of the circle. This place is not only visited once in our lifetime, but many times. It’s a place where in our personal lives we either pass or fail a test. We are at a place of process, completion and conditional-transition. We have just miraculously crossed the Jordan River–now at night, we are setting up base at Gilgal.
Gilgal reappears frequently in subsequent Israel’s history. Gilgal is a place of many different memorable historical accounts; this is where the twelve stones were set up which had been taken from the bed of the stream; one of the places where Samuel judged Israel; it was also remembered to be a place where the second generation (that left Egypt) fulfilled the covenant of circumcision; they also left their circumcised skins in a heap to remember no more the past, but to begin to live a new life of circumcision and obedience—unlike the last rebellious and unbelieving generation. It was also remembered as a place of the first Passover while in the Promised Land—Canaan. The circumcision entails a place of cutting away generational mal-tendencies and renewal covenant to obey the Lord. Religion and traditions of men are cut away and left behind.
Most prophets recognize this place as it approaches in cyclical manner. They know it’s time of pruning for themselves and the body, so they remain low. As it is a permanent place of reflection on our journey and progress with the Lord, it’s a constant reminder of our need to mature and become perfect in His Love.
One thing that is different about the Gilgal process we are all going through as individuals in this timeline is that we are all perfectly in alignment with each other as though the Church herself as one is also going through Gilgal. Just as the Planetary Alignment on May 28th had multiple simultaneous alignments at the same time, we are also experiencing the same. Usually most people experience their own Gilgal process in their respective seasons and their own timeline, but this one was peculiar in that we entered in corporately and worked cooperatively.
I strongly sense that we are at Gilgal in this very moment beginning April 2015 to the end of July 2015. A new beginning will spring forth in the month of August with surprises such as new financial blessings, economy, businesses and even new alliances being formed and solidified.
The purpose of the crossing of the Jordan was not only to enter into the Promised Land, but it was a place of transformation. The Promise Land is the place where we begin to battle, becoming mature men or women of God who live supernaturally from within and not from without. This is also the place where the manna ceased the dependency to receive food supernaturally from Heaven, which indicates to me that they were no longer babies in Christ; they had stopped receiving milk from the breast. Just as the baptism is seen through the crossing of the Red Sea, so the crossing of the Jordan is the baptism of fire and power and into a new life of grace. A life of self-control and bold-conquest; a place where we have matured and learned to leave the “lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—[which] are not of the Father but are of the world.” 1 Jn 2:16
We are in the last stretch of this season prior to Jubilee. We are about to encounter a major release and justification of the Lord. The Lord is about to release His final verdict and He will render His Justice which is His Mercies as well—in our favor. We shall indeed recover all 1Sam30:18-19 that the enemy has stolen, killed, and destroyed. Just Allow the Lord to complete His metamorphosis process over your soul, spirit and body. 1 Thes 5:23 Just like the first Adam and the second Adam (Jesus) were both put to sleep during their metamorphose operation–Trust is key! This season of super rest is a time when the Lord has placed us in a position of rest. He is transforming our being to resemble the likeness of Jesus—after the resurrection. You must change your perspective to that of the New Man. We will arise and be revived as—one—the Bride ready to conquer the four corners with the Gospel with power of His presence.
What does this all mean? Jericho is next.
He, who searches the mind and the heart—The Word of God—will surely complete the work He has begun in you. He is looking for overcomers. Those who are born of Him overcome this world and its lusts. We must position ourselves to understand the depth and height of His Love for us—His bride in waiting. Our works, labor and patience are being weighed. Waiting on Him patiently is one thing we are being examined. We must surround ourselves with Holy Spirit in order for us to make it till His arrival for the great wedding day. Those who cultivate the oil shall not be left out in the dark without light. We must pay the price in our works, labor and patience for the coming of the Lord. He is preparing a place for us with the Father.
The stones the Lord commanded Joshua to setup signified many things to remember for the coming generations. In our timeline when we anchor our remembrance on the works and miracles God has done, we can always access His faith by looking at what He has accomplished before and know He is well able to do it again.
It’s time to attack! Attack with worship!
Worship is fully matured after the heart has passed through Gilgal, a place of circumcision. A circumcised heart is a contrite heart positioned to worship. As a prophet friend of mine says, “it’s a place where if we do not heal correctly, we will die somewhere else from the bleeding.” There is a key action in every season designed to release and open the door to the blessing for that season. The Lord reveals it and reminds you occasionally to accomplish this divine task. It may be a small gesture. It may even be a sacrificial giving to someone. One action that always breaks through, no matter the season, it’s Worship. “Baal-perazim”, it means that “The Lord has broken through my enemies before me like the breakthrough of waters.”2 Sam 5:20 It’s time to attack. We are in the offensive posture with our enemies in this hour. We must attack with the weapon of the Promise Land—Rest, Worship, Unity, Repentance and Remembrance, Joy, Wisdom, Love, Holiness, etc. Our enemies are not from the wilderness, but foes who occupy our access to our inheritance. Worship has been positioned in the minds and hearts of the leaders in this new season because it is in the will of the Father. You have been seeing and will see many leaders begin to teach true worship in spirit and in truth. It has not been a coincidence that the congregations, connected to the Heart of God, are moving the people to a greater knowing of worshiping the Lord. As I have been seeing and proclaiming, the book of Revelation is, and will be, the key book in revealing those true worship strategies hidden in the heavens. The Lord has been downloading many strategies on how to worship from the book of Revelation in this hour.
One scripture that the Lord has been highlighting to me in this season is Revelation 7:12 saying:
“Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom,
Thanksgiving and honor and power and might,
Be to our God forever and ever.
I believe that this scripture, like the other one captured in the same book, shows the seven elements that our worship must include. As we are seated in Christ in Heaven and we begin to release these elements, there is a dynamic boomerang or reciprocal effect. What I mean is as we praise the Lord with blessings; blessings touch us and are released through us. As we give Him Wisdom, we in turn receive and operate in that wisdom. Remember we are in Him. We already have all these things, but as we recognize Him, His light shines over our mind and spirit and we know how to access and operate in them. Through the worship is where we receive timeless revelations of His beauty and strategies for the hour. A church that understands and practices worship knows the presence of God and executes divine instructions after worship. The General is calling all churches to abide in worship. It’s time we become a body with actions that produce actual fruits of justice in our communities. It’s time that after we meet with the Lord in worship we do and accomplish what is asked of the Father. I believe that’s why we see “power and might” at the end of Revelation 7:12. He empowers us with power and authority as ambassadors to accomplish His commands.
The purpose for all this is to remove God’s people out of the gray area and into the Light. This is the place where power and grace are enabling the people themselves to do the work as the Arm of Christ. The Body as a whole is passing growing pains, growing phase at the same time. The reassurance is that there is promotion at the end of this period based according to our report card. We will see and know our results at the end of September, specifically Rosh Hashanah. The goal of the Father for the Bride is for her to be holy as He is Holy. Just as Jesus said; “that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me. And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one: I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me.John 17:21-23
Be weightless in order to ascend!
It is for us to be one just as Jesus is One with the Father. John 17:22b We as individuals cannot make up an effective collective if we are not holy. We must learn to be “weightless”, meaning “Let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us…”Heb 12:1b We all know by now what our own propensities and tendencies in the flesh are. Especially ministers, we must minister before the Lord first, not be carrying any extra baggage. nor critters along in ministry; neither hindrance nor interference for ourselves and for others. This needs to be a constant lifestyle. We cannot rise up to the heavens being weighed down with earthly burdens, idols or strongholds since we would be as hypocrites. “Hypocrite[s]! First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.”Mat7:5 The place of freedom where the Spirit dwells is the place we must walk circumspectly Eph5:15 to remain. This place is called the dwelling place an ever continual worship of the Lord. In this place we have access to all the gifts of the Holy Spirit (that He has to offer) without any effort. Even personal prophecy becomes the outflow from a life of obedience and extravagant worship; it stems from the compassion we have to seeing others experiencing all the inheritance available from the Heart of the Father for them– simply releasing the beauty of Jesus over others.
But we who believe, will go into that resting place of God.Heb 4:3a
If we really understood this concept of Jubilee we would capture why so much is going on this year…all forces colliding! There is a Crescendo in the spirit realm! It also means we have the opportunity to recover all. We can have everything, that was stolen from us, reversed even in the previous seasons. We are on the verge of experiencing Divine Justice of the Lord in every sector of society in America. Hang on It’s coming and coming fast. Allow the Lord to position you, don’t fight the growing pains. The wineskin must be stretched to humility and open in order to receive.
I believe that there is a reason why the year of super rest (49th Shemita) is right before the year of Jubilee (50th), God wants you to rest in Him so you don’t mess up His positioning. He is positioning you to receive the Full Jubilee (reversals, debts canceled, Justice, Mercy, release, etc…) as it arrives. Allow Him to do so and give Him all the burdens and worries to carry. It doesn’t mean to literally do nothing! It means do only what He asks you to do. It means give Him your issues and rest assured He will take care of it. It means operate from a position of victory, a position of thanks-giving. As we worship the Lord will do miracles on our behalf and the hearts of our enemies will melt and there will be no courage found in them because of our Father who is God above all.
For we have heard how the Lord dried up the water of the Red Sea for you when you came out of Egypt, and what you did to the two kings of the Amorites who were on the other side of the Jordan, Sihon and Og, whom you utterly destroyed. And as soon as we heard these things, our hearts melted; neither did there remain any more courage in anyone because of you, for the Lord your God, He is God in Heaven above and on Earth beneath. Joshua 2:10-11