Beloved, as I was in prayer the other morning I heard The Holy spirit say, “We are currently in a season of testing and refining. What looked like a full blown assault from the enemy was really a preparation process for the Church.”
The Church has found itself secluded inside a cave. This “cave” experience has caused many Believers to draw closer to the Father and others to pull away. God has allowed us to reflect both on our lives and our spiritual walks to truly see where our hearts lie. He has exposed our weaknesses and revealed our strengths.
God is releasing to the Bride the blueprints of the enemy’s schemes and plans. The Lord, this day, is calling forth His Bride. He’s saying it’s time to rise!
Church, it is time to rise! A line is being drawn in the sand and it says, “Choose ye this day whom you will serve.”
Joshua 24:15, “And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”
Cave Dwellers, Arise! Your Time of Running Is Over
Elijah, as he was running from Jezebel, had to come to a place of resting under the broom tree. 1 Kings 19:8, “So he arose, and ate and drank; and he went in the strength of that food forty days and forty nights as far as Horeb, the mountain of God.”
It was on the mountain of God where he found his cave. Our cave moments have been ordained by God, but now the Lord is saying, “COME OUT!” What God protects and prepares in private He will use for His glory in public. Beloved, the Bride is stepping into a season of global reformation, and we will see God’s justice on the land. Governmental structures are being shaken and powers and principalities are being subdued. Heaven’s justice is being released and ungodly structures will be exposed.
Elijah, when God called him out of the cave, was sent to anoint the kings of the land. 1 Kings 19:15-18, “Then the LORD told him, ‘Go back the same way you came, and travel to the wilderness of Damascus. When you arrive there, anoint Hazael to be king of Aram. Then anoint Jehu grandson of Nimshi to be king of Israel, and anoint Elisha son of Shaphat from the town of Abel-meholah to replace you as My prophet. Anyone who escapes from Hazael will be killed by Jehu, and those who escape Jehu will be killed by Elisha! Yet I will preserve 7,000 others in Israel who have never bowed down to Baal or kissed him!'”
Go Back the Way the Way You Came
Saints, we see in verse 15 how the Lord told Elijah to go back the same way he came. This passage is significant because as we emerge from our caves, the Lord is also calling us to go back. We must go back the same way we came to defeat the enemy and redeem the land that that was illegally occupied by the enemy.
In 1 Kings 19:15-17 we see God’s divine order using Elijah to anoint the kings to be. Just like Elijah, God will also use the Bride to usher in a mighty harvest. The Lord will use the Bride to bring change and reformation to a nation who is desperately crying for restoration.
Cave Dwellers, it’s time! The Church is rising and God is preparing the Bride to be used in a way that will bring reformation to our nation. Revival is here!