By Jorge Parrott (All Scriptures AMP)

Do you hear the rallying cry of God’s trumpet call across the earth? May all who have spiritual ears listen up. Angels and heavenly beings’ armies along with men, women, and children of faith are marching to the cadence of the roaring vibrations of heaven. As heaven invades earth and the highway to heaven (Isaiah 35:8) is going up, the volume of the sound of many ‘boots on the ground’ grows louder and louder, and the rhythmic pace in lockstep unity quickens into a martial array. (Strong’s Hebrew: 2571. חֲמֻשִׁים [chamushim]).

Globally, doers of the faith, not just hearers, are entering this new year with fresh anticipation, renewed youth like the morning dew, as we read in Psalm 110:3, brimming over with child-like faith and maturity, in awe of our Lord.  Their eyes are bright, as the glory shines dazzlingly with heaven’s hope, even as the earth trembles and shakes violently and darkening evil expands.

Heaven suffers violence and the violent take it by force. (Matthew 11:12) I heard the Spirit of the Lord say there is a fresh revelation on this holy violence fought in the Spirit. There are many levels this spiritual violence is at work in.  We truly have to ‘get over ourselves’ to advance.  The Lord trusts us to rise above our past and gives us His heart and Holy Spirit solutions to ignite His fire inside each one of us and heal our old wounds. We will look shortly in this article at how the Holy Spirit prepared the followers of Jesus and mended the wounds of those waiting in the Upper Room, so they could have the power to advance and even to see Peter go right out and win three thousand souls to the Lord.

Spiritual Weapons Skill Training

The weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but spiritual for the pulling down of strongholds. (2 Corinthians 10:4) Heaven suffers violence and the violent take it by force. How do we impact change and usher in revival or national transformation? First, we must personally undergo extreme and total surrender and yielding to the Holy Spirit in order to truly be new creations in Christ. It is not by being politically correct nor by seeking to gain popularity or pleasing men.  This year, I see many people questioning themselves if they are really saved and praying the salvation prayer in earnest and many others praying and rededicating their lives to Christ.  This is healthy and needed.

There is a spiritual congruency that releases the vibration from heaven: when our character foundation is strong, we remain teachable, humble, single-minded, submitted to worthy spiritual authority, and our faith, words, and actions line up with the integrity of Jesus Christ, the Author and Finisher of our faith. (Hebrews 12:2) We are called to walk in the fullness of joy and His joy is our strength, and when trials come, we can rejoice while pressing into the heart of God and by knowing Him in an intimate and personal way. Not just knowing about God but stepping into His righteousness, rather than in our own ‘filthy rags’ kind of rectitude.

The apostle Paul in 2 Corinthians 2:4 exhorts us with these words: “And my message and my preaching were not in persuasive words of wisdom [using clever rhetoric], but [they were delivered] in demonstration of the [Holy] Spirit [operating through me] and of [His] power [stirring the minds of the listeners and persuading them].”

In this new season of hope, opportunities, and climate of chaos, we must bow down lower and be separated unto the Lord, saying ‘no’ to everything but His loving instructions and holy breathed whispers. Engaging in spiritually vibrant and violent worship, fasting, loving, listening, praying in tongues, interceding, walking in humility with servant’s hearts, travailing in prayer, worshipping with our singing hymns and spiritual songs. We are increasing our creative arts, our watchmen/seer anointing in prophetic declarations and proclamations, our governmental anointing and anointed education, achieving new levels of impact with experiential engagement and faith activations leading to transformation to prepare the Bride for the Lord’s ultimate triumph, beyond the battles, increasing evil, depravity, darkness, martyrdoms, and intensity which lie ahead.  Lord, anoint our spiritual senses to attune and align with Your heart and desire and grant us the strength to stand and boldly proclaim the prophetic words You are speaking to Your army globally.  In Amos 3:7 we see that “surely the Lord God does nothing without revealing His secret plan [of the judgment to come] to His servants the prophets.”

The Main Thing

Jesus was asked: ‘What is the most important commandment?’  He answered: “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.” Christ-like leadership is marked by worship and love, sowing life into other people without expecting anything in return other than for them to go out on fire for the Lord and to win souls by preaching Christ, and Him crucified, like the Apostle Paul, who lived out ‘to see everyone complete in Christ.’  “We proclaim Him, warning and instructing everyone in all wisdom [that is, with a comprehensive insight into the word and purposes of God], so that we may present every person complete in Christ [mature, fully trained, and perfect in Him—the Anointed].” (Colossians 2:10)

We honor the uniqueness of what the Lord birthed in each life and we use our God-given discernment and spiritual sensitivity to see what He sees in them for the completion of their own individual destiny. As stated in Philippians 1:6, “I am convinced and confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will [continue to] perfect and complete it until the day of Christ Jesus [the time of His return].”

Our job is to help them fulfill their destiny as deeply and quickly as possible, knowing their identity in Christ. We are striving to help them grow in their calling and their election made sure, in order that they will not fail nor fall away.  2 Peter 1:10 confirms this saying: “Therefore, believers, be all the more diligent to make certain about His calling and choosing you [be sure that your behavior reflects and confirms your relationship with God]; for by doing these things [actively developing these virtues], you will never stumble [in your spiritual growth and will live a life that leads others away from sin]”.

Globally, in our missions and theology school training, we are divinely connected to many current and future leaders: our burning passion is that we endeavor to not ‘American-ize’ them, but to rather instill the heart of a true servant-leader on fire to win souls and disciple both, saints and nations.  As John Edmund Haggai expresses so clearly, “We do not train leaders for leadership’s sake; we train them for evangelism’s sake.”

It’s time to keep standing! We are so thankful for the Lord’s grace and His word in building authentic, genuine relationships rooted in the love of Christ, above every other spiritual gift. In this season of global calamity, the chasm is growing between those in ministry because of a genuine call and those who are just pursuing it as a job. There is a falling away, even a great apostasy coming and increasing, as it is written, and it’s now upon us as frictions, fake news, global media mind control, economies’ and nations’ shaking spread.

We know many who can really relate to Ephesians 6:13. “Therefore, put on the complete armor of God, so that you will be able to [successfully] resist and stand your ground in the evil day [of danger], and having done everything [that the crisis demands], to stand firm [in your place, fully prepared, immovable, victorious].”

Holy Fire

Our carnal intellect, ‘self-agendas’, and material distractions along with western Laodicean or ‘lukewarm’ Christianity doesn’t work, does it?  How do we advance in our wielding our spiritual weapons? This is absolutely essential for us to reach the lost in all seven mountains of society with the hope and light and solid truth the Lord gives us for our own survival, as well as for any possibility of thriving in fullness.  The stakes are high, not just for our own families’ lives but now clearly even to save nations like the USA from destruction.  We must overcome darkness with the light of truth and the love of God.  The work of the Father is to help us believe.  Lord, help us believe the way you created us to believe.

It is high time to change old mindsets, more importantly, to allow the seven spirits of God to kill off our old man so we can truly become ‘new creations’ in Christ Jesus.  Are you ready to die? More importantly, are you ready to really live the greatest adventure?  Do we have eternity in our eyes? We have all we need to thrive and overcome. The Lord graciously gives us the Fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22) and the Gifts of the Spirit. (1 Corinthians 12:7-11) The battle is in the mind. (See 2 Corinthians 3:14, 2 Corinthians 11:3, Philippians 4:7, 2 Peter 3:1, Romans 8:5-7, Romans 12:2, Ephesians 4:23.)

Every Cell In Our Being Touched By The Holy Spirit!

In Acts 2:1-4, in the AMP version, we read this: When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place, and suddenly a sound came from heaven like a rushing violent wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. There appeared to them tongues resembling fire, which were being distributed [among them], and they rested on each one of them [as each person received the Holy Spirit]. And they were all filled [that is, diffused throughout their being] with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues (different languages), as the Spirit was giving them the ability to speak out [clearly and appropriately].”

In Webster’s 1828 Dictionary we find ‘diffused’ means “spread; dispersed. loose; flowing; wild.”  Jesus was wild in His obedience to His Father. Being really filled with the Holy Spirit as they were in the Upper Room means every cell in our being is touched by the fire of the Holy Spirit.  Our mind, will, emotions, our spirit-man, even our soul being touched, illuminated by God’s light and truth, cause the healing of each and every wound; emotional, financial, familial, mental, all of them. Every offense or sign of the old man is healed in such a way that even Peter, who had been called ‘satan’ by Jesus Himself and who denied Jesus three times in just a few hours, could be so changed and empowered by the Holy Spirit that he went out shortly afterward and won over three thousand souls. Lord, we need that touch!  Lord, we want it all!   Help us, Lord!  Show us what we need to do in our lives to get to that point of encountering and witnessing the power of Your love and the Holy Spirit power.

Philippians 3:14-21 challenges us to press onward. I press on toward the goal to win the [heavenly] prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.  All of us who are mature [pursuing spiritual perfection] should have this attitude. And if in any respect you have a different attitude, that too God will make clear to you. Only let us stay true to what we have already attained.”

May this year be a year of the Lord’s heavenly ‘tuning fork’ to reset, refresh and change old mindsets, freeing us from the traditions of men as He restores any cracks in our foundation and tears down anything that needs to be torn down. Then we can allow the Lord Himself to rebuild, repair, restore according to His blueprints in heaven.  Psalm 139:16 talks about a book in heaven with each of our days recorded in it. Your eyes have seen my unformed substance; and in Your book were all written the days that were appointed for me, when as yet there was not one of them [even taking shape].”

The Ancient of Days invites us to receive His revelation by joining Him in heaven to view this scripted masterpiece of your life. (Revelation 4:1) Are you ready?  By Jesus’ blood spilled for you, you have access behind the veil. (Hebrews 4:16) Will you go? Will this be your year for going in more than ever before?

Jorge Parrott, Ph.D.
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