Witness Him Now
I have to write right now. I will probably ramble. Please bear with me because I don't want there to be any confusion about what I am saying. Ten years ago when God started speaking to me, I only understood from an earthly point of view. Now I see differently.
Man is not God's enemy. God loves man. He made us in His image. He breathed His life into our lungs. He set eternity in the hearts of us all, and then He set us in a place where there was a war going on that we could not see. Hebrews 2 says:
"What is man that You are mindful of him,
or the Son of Man that you take care of him?
You have made him a little lower than the angels;
You have crowned him with glory and honor,
and set him over the works of Your hands.
You have given him authority over all things"
Now when it says "all things," it means nothing is left out. But we have not yet seen all things put under their authority. What we do see is Jesus, who for a little while was given a position "a little lower than the angels," and because He suffered death for us all, He is now "crowned with glory and honor." (Part NKJV and part NLT)
So there are two realms at work here, the spirit realm that we cannot see (angels and demons) and the earthly realm that is all too real to us. The earthly realm (man) is made a little lower than the angels, but when God made man, He crowned us with glory and honor. WOW! All men (and women) are crowned with glory and honor and given authority over all things. This glory and honor and authority is given to us by God. Can you see it? God makes people in His own image. We somehow look like Him. Then He crowns us with glory and honor. Then He gives us authority over ALL things. This is a sweet gig! Just because we are born and wear flesh as our suit, we are so special to God.
But in the other realm, God has very real enemies. Those fallen angels hate Him, and they hate everyone who looks like Him - that's us. They hate the glory and honor that God has given to us, so they try to steal it. Can you see it? Who is honored right now? People who deserve great honor are not given it. People in authority are not given honor. Husbands are not honored. Parents are not honored. Everyone is mocked and put down. That is the enemy's plan; he wants to strip us of our honor and our glory and our authority, but Jesus came to make sure he could not do that.
Now, I hope this is making sense because every battle we are fighting now is against an enemy that we cannot see. God's enemies are our enemies. Man is not our enemy. That is not who we need to fight. Ephesians 6:12 says, "We are not fighting against flesh and blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places." If you want to know how to fight this unseen enemy, go to my blog www.witnesshimnow.com. Go to the BOOK link. You can buy my book on Amazon, or I have put most of it online. You can read it there.
When I realized that when God was talking about enemies in the Bible, He was actually talking about the principalities and powers in the unseen realm (demons), I began to read the Bible differently. I started reading it from a spiritual point of view, not an earthly one. Oh my goodness! Everything began to make sense. I could see God's plan for the ages being played out in front of my eyes. So a lot of the posts that I am making will not make complete sense to you if you are just looking at the natural. This is a word for what is happening in the spiritual realm, but it is a WARNING for those of us in the natural realm because if we are not careful, we will be caught in the crossfires of this war that is going on in the heavens and we will die. If we die in our sins, we will die forever. God does not want that, so with everything that is in Him, He is crying out, "Turn and live!"
So I want to explain to you what the LORD told me ten years ago. He said, "Judgment is coming." What I didn't realize is that God meant His enemies are about to be judged. They are about to be kicked out of heaven (that's our heart) and put under His feet. He said, "Judgment will begin at the house of God." That's us. That is why I know that God has been doing great things for you these last few years. The LORD is coming near to His people to fight our enemies for us - those spirits that have done their best to destroy us. The enemy knows His time is short. He can see all of this happen even though we can't, and he is furious. That is why all of the anxieties and fears and insecurities and anger and rage is getting so intense.
So I am going to go back to the WARNINGS that God has been giving us for the last ten years. Now what I am saying here is just the word that the LORD has given me. I can only speak what I have heard, but I will try to explain what we have to do.
1: God gave me four warnings ten years ago. All of them came from Ezekiel. The first warning came from Ezekiel 14:1-11. "My people have set up idols in their hearts. They have embraced things that will make them fall into sin. Why should I listen to their requests? Tell them, "This is what the Sovereign LORD says: The people of Israel have set up idols in their hearts and fallen into sin, and then they go to a prophet asking for a message. So I, the LORD, will give them the kind of answer their great idolatry deserves. I will do this to capture the minds and hearts of all My people who have turned from me to worship their detestable idols." "Therefore, tell the people of Israel, 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: Repent and turn away from your idols, and stop all your detestable sins.'"
Is there an idol in our heart - something that we want more than we want God? If there is, we have to get it out. Face Jesus and open your heart wide. Tell Him you are guilty and sorry for wanting something else more than you want Him. Then turn your back on your idol. Do whatever you have to do to get rid of it. Sell things. Give it away. Whatever you have to do.
2. Ezekiel 14:12-14 Then this message came to me from the LORD: "Son of man, suppose the people of a country were to continue to (persistent unfaithfulness) sin against Me, and I lifted My fist to crush them, cutting off their food supply and sending a famine to destroy both people and animals. Even if Noah, Daniel, and Job were there, their righteousness would save no one but themselves, says the Sovereign LORD."
If we keep on sinning, God is going to send famine and war and disease to crush us. Even if righteous people are in our midst, it will not help. We cannot persistently keep sinning.
3. Ezekiel 18. I wrote about this yesterday. The soul who sins is going to die. We have to stop sinning. The only way to do that is to come to God and say, "I am a sinner, and I need a Savior. Please rescue me." Then we have to let Jesus into all areas of our heart so that He can come and heal our heart and set us free.
4. Then the last message that God gave me ten years ago came from Ezekiel 21. "Son of man, turn and face Jerusalem and prophesy against Israel and her sanctuaries. Tell her, "This is what the LORD says: I am your enemy, O Israel, and I am about to unsheathed My sword to destroy your people - the righteous and the wicked alike. Yes, I will cut off both the righteous and the wicked! I will draw My sword against everyone in the land from south to north. Everyone in the world will know that I am the LORD. My sword is in My hand, and it will not return to its sheath until its work is finished.'
Son of man, groan before the people! Groan before them with bitter anguish and a broken heart. When they ask why you are groaning tell them, 'I groan because of the terrifying news I have heard. When it comes true, the boldest heart will melt with fear; all strength will disappear. Every spirit will faint; strong knees will become as weak as water. And the Sovereign LORD says,: It is coming! It is on its way!'"
I don't know what to say about this word, but it is true. The word of God is a sharp two-edged sword that cuts between the soul and the spirit, the joints and the marrow and the thoughts and intents of the heart. I think this will happen inside of us before it happens in the natural. Only the LORD can keep us safe when this happens. Sometime or another whole groups of people will be killed - a third of the earth here and a third of the earth there (Revelation). Ten years ago this message was that this is about to happen. This week the message was "The end is here!" (Ezekiel 7). The enemy knows his time is short. I don't know what that means, but I know we have to stay close to God right now. We have to live in the secret place of the Most High, under the shadow of the Almighty. (Psalm 91). It is possible to live there.
So in conclusion I want you to know the battle we are in is spiritual. We cannot fight this one in the natural. We are not God's enemies, and our enemies are not people. God is calling us to love Him and to love people. This love will protect us. It is our heart that the enemy is after. He can't have it. God will keep us safe if we will let him. Ten years ago when God gave me that word, I asked Him, "How are we going to make it?" He said, "Fix your eyes on Jesus. Guard your heart, and give thanks. I am always up to something good."
From the very beginning God had plans, good plans for us all, plans to prosper and not to harm, plans to give us hope and a future. In the coming days we will see and understand that. All things will work together for good to those who love God and are the called according to His purpose because we are being conformed into the image of His dear Son.
I love you, my friends. Blessings to you. May the God of peace, Himself, sanctify you. May your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of the LORD Jesus Christ. He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it.
The scripture says, "May you prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers."