FROM CRISIS TO COMEBACK VIA CONTENDING
6th August 2020
When the CoVid 19 shut down began back in March of 2020 the Lord spoke to me and said He would take the church and the nations from crisis to comeback but first we would need to contend for His divine plan and purposes. In this tipping point moment,it is vital for the church to get God’s perspective and actively participate with heaven to see the curse turned to a blessing for us and to see massive awakening in the earth
The Crisis: The Chinese word for crisis is formed by the converging of two characters: danger and opportunity. Actually,I was told by a Chinese man the more accurate translation of the characters means danger at a critical juncture. We are at such a moment in the earth. We are definitely living in a Kairos moment which means an opportuneor appointed time.
In March, we realized the enemy had a huge agenda for this season which involved death and destruction, not just of personal lives, but also against God’s people, against the shift happening in nations that would expose evil and the coming awakening so often prophesied. Part of the plan involved first shutting down churches to break apart the corporate prayer anointing and alignment with heaven. Though many leaders jumped in to learn live stream and zoom, it is reported that only one third to one half of the church is tuning in, and even those who are do so passively, not engaging in the spiritual dynamics of contending for breakthrough. The virus and the social unrest in the US and other nations uncovers the enemy’s agenda to silence and destroy the church and thereby, nations, especially the United States of America.
The crisis is not what you see on the news every night. It’s not a political crisis, a governmental crisis nor economic crisis, but rather a spiritual crisis. The enemy wants to bring disconnection in the church who is called to hold back evil. For that reason, my husband, Tom, Bishop Hamon and I have been conducting nightly communion on Facebook live @visionchurch to keep an emphasis on connection, covenant and contending through these strategic times. God loves to turn times of crisis into an advancing season for His kingdom purposes!
Contending: In case you haven’t noticed, people are contending over everything right now. Do we wear masks or does your compliance align you with the Antichrist? Do we say Black Lives Matter or All Black Lives Matter? Do we defund the police or defend the police? Why can protesting and rioting not spread the virus but going to church does? Cancel culture and censorship is silencing voices in America as never before. Politics are at fever pitch. It’s crazy! Before we can look at what the church should be contending for, we must recognize what we are contending against and it is none of the above. Ephesians 6:12 in the Passion Translation tells us, “Yourhand-to-hand combat is not with human beings, but with the highest principalities and authorities operating in rebellion under the heavenly realms.
For they are a powerful class of demon-gods and evil spirits that hold this dark world in bondage.” I believe our current battle is with the spirit of lawlessness and chaos operating in the spirit realm. Isaiah 51:9-11 speaks of Rahab, the Egyptian god of chaos and destruction, (The Message Translation calls him the chaos dragon). This is a picture of our enemy, the devil, up to his tricks to kill, steal and destroy, only this time it’s not just individuals but nations hanging in the balance.
The God of Peace is Rising over Chaos!
I heard the Lord clearly say these words during a time of prayer! “The God of Peace is rising over chaos.” Isaiah 9:6 declares Christ to be the Prince of Peace. This may evoke a tranquil, happy, calm picture in your mind, however, a more accurate translation of the Hebrew word for prince would be “The Warring Prince of Peace”. He brings peace -Shalom-through his strength. Shalom means much more than peace and tranquillity. It also means completion, wholeness, health, wealth, favour and prosperity. Tom and I were speaking with Mike Massa from Christ for the Nations and he explained that a Hebrew scholar said the deeper meaning of Shalom is “peace comes when you destroy the authority of chaos!” Wow! Chaos wants to hit us at a personal level financially, in our families, in our health and circumstances. It also wants to hit at a regional or national level to overthrow cities and nations. Our battle is not with flesh and blood but with the demonic spirits of chaos that are pushing an antichrist agenda knowing a massive revival is on God’s schedule. Romans 16:20 encourages us that “And the God of peace will swiftly pound Satan to a pulp under your feet! And the wonderful favour of our Lord Jesus will surround you.” TPT Yes, the God of Peace is rising in this hour so do not be afraid but engage and contend in prayer, in praise, by prophesying and making decrees. Partner with God in this great victory!
Comeback: Several years ago,I heard the Lord say, “Your setback is only a setup for a mighty comeback!” I am pretty sure He was prophesying into our current season. The word comeback is defined as “A regaining of success, fame, health, prosperity; recovery, revival, resurgence; to return to a former good position or condition after a loss; the act of making up for a deficit.”
God loves to take the plans of the enemy and turn it back on his own head. Think of Haman and his sons being hung on the gallows intended for God’s people. Think of Jehoshaphat taking three days to gather the spoils after God caused their enemies to turn on & destroy each other. Think of Joseph telling his brothers who sold him into slavery, “you meant this for evil, but God meant it for good.” Deuteronomy 23:5 declares, “I will turn the curse to a blessing for you because I love you says the Lord.” In Esther 9:24-26 it tells us how the plans of the enemy boomeranged back on their own heads! No doubt, chaos, rioting and evil will continue to break out throughout this year, but God will cause it to break the way open for divine reversals in cities and nations. (MSG). The Lord declares, “everyplace you see chaos, lawlessness and disruption will be a target for the outpouring of my Spirit. What the enemy meant for evil, will be turned for good! The places where the voices of my people have been silenced will be at the forefront of revival! I will supernaturally turn hearts. The persecutors will become the propagators of My revival message. The economy will recover. Churches will grow and expand. Prodigals will return. Miracles will break out in abundance. A harvest of souls is at hand!
We must align with all Heaven is declaring. The Lord has declared a time of overcoming and victory, a super bloom season of crazy increase and prosperity and a time of a massive harvest of souls which is already breaking out. Shake yourself from fear or any sense of doom and gloom. Get in the battle to contend and get ready to see a mighty comeback for yourself, the church and your nation!
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