Strength at the Gate
This is a journey that started on July 3rd. I felt angels gathering and witchcraft at the same time. My since was this is a battle in the heavenly. Hoards of demonic would gather. Then angels and host would swoop in at a greater number. My thought was this battle was for the region.
I inquired of the Lord and realized this was a battle at multiple levels, even to a global level. I later found out that the 3rd of July was the 17th of Tammuz on the Jewish calendar. The 17th of Tammuz starts the twenty one days of battle for Israel. Bob jones (a very prominent prophetic voice) says this battle ends on the 9th of Av, which is the 24th of July. We know that what affects Israel spiritually – affects the church.
I began to ask the father for the strategies and to speak to me in his word. I was given Isa. 28:5-6:
“In that day the Lord of hosts will be for a crown of glory and a diadem of beauty to the remnant of his people, for a spirit of justice to him who sits in judgment, and for strength to those who turn back the battle at the gate.”
The gate is a judicial position where the law is administrated. To turn back, Hebraic ‘shoob,’ which means to bring back again or home again, or call to mind again. Isaiah 1:26 says” I will restore your judges as at first and your counselors as at the beginning afterwards you will be called a city of righteousness, the faithful city.”
I believe that the Lord has given us an opportunity to reverse history at the judicial level. Mind you –I am not a politically minded person; the Lord said to me “neither am I but, I am the God of justice. Righteousness and justice are the foundation of my throne”. The Lord wants to make his people a winnowing wind, a whirlwind of prayer at every government level. I like the picture of the whirlwind.
By definition it is two opposite currents coming together. Why not the church and government moving together? There is a new unity of intercession. Our father wants to release the sound of Zion and heal the land. I believe the father wants to release third heaven strategies to his people. Why should we wait till the enemy has an upper hand? Why not destroy the work of the devil before it happens? As for the battle, I refer to 2 Chron. 32:6-8.
“He appointed military officers over the people and gathered them to him in the square at the city gate, and spoke encouragingly to them, saying, ‘Be strong and courageous, do not be dismayed because of the king of Assyria nor because of all the horde that is with him; for the one with us is greater than the one with him. With him is only an arm of flesh, but with us it is the Lord our god to help us and to fight our battles.’ And the people relied on the words of Hezekiah king of Judah.”
We have Victory in Jesus name!