To My leaders and fivefold ministers:
"My church is not a building; it's a people! And you will raise up a generation—for you are generals in My army. You will raise them up! Even when God called Gideon, He addressed him as, 'O mighty man of valor.' On this day, I say to you, O mighty warriors of valor: Arise!"
"And [Gideon] said to Him, 'O my Lord, how can I save Israel? Indeed my clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the youngest in my father's house'" (Judg. 6:15).
"Do not think you are the least in your family or the poorest in your tribe, but you are generals in My army to raise up a generation of Gideon armies in this hour. The power will not be in your numbers, but it will be in your unity, and you will fight as one man (see Judg. 6:16) You will gather a nation, an army of the people of God, who will listen to my voice, who will be broken for me and who will be carriers of my glory fire. This is who you are! I call you mighty man and woman of valor! Arise and take your place. The Spirit of the Lord is blowing a ram's horn over you as a sign and a wonder of a commissioning day that God is placing you in your position apostolically."
"As little David came before Samuel that day, he was placed into his rightful position of authority. From this day on, for many, know that you are God's generals placed by His hand, never to be moved from your position. Blow a trumpet in Zion; sound the alarm on my holy mountain; for you are My trumpets and instruments to speak forth My words in the earth. "The spirit of the Lord enveloped Gideon. He blew a ram's horn trumpet" (Judg. 6:34a). He sounded a war cry to assemble an army of like-minded believers who would fight as one man with no competition, no division, no denominations, no pride or jealousy, but would empty out all they were. You, too, will summon an army in this time, for you are my Gideons."
May the Spirit of the Lord come upon you in unlimited portions. His ram's call is sounding over you to be the prophetic voice of God to seal His word in you. He is calling it forth one more time to bring life to a promise that was planted long ago. He didn't forget about it. In fact, He's bringing it to life.
Many times, I have people stand when I blow the shofar in our meetings to honor the King of all kings being with us. Samuel would not sit down until the king arrived. Little David came before Samuel to receive the kingly anointing. We stand to honor the King of all kings—the one who rules and reigns now in the earth. The one who reigns in eternity past, present and future—the one who reigns in our lives now! I don't blow a shofar just to blow it; I blow it when God tells me to. That's the secret. That's obedience! When faith combines with the word, that's where the power comes from. Because if you do something just to do it, it becomes religious ritual that will have no power. Always move with the Holy Spirit and the heart of God.
"I'm raising up a generation of warriors who will know My voice, who will know when I say move, to move, when I say step, to step. When I say turn right, to turn right. When I say turn left, to turn left. Ones who will hear My voice, the whisper behind you that says, "Go here, go there"—anointed ears to hear the whisper. This is the anointing you need: Personal anointing straight from the throne for your mandate in the earth and for your position of authority for what God has called you to be in the earth."
"Today, I am raising up My Gideons in the earth—My generals—who will take their place in the army of God. For you thought you were the least in your family and the poorest in your tribe. God says to you, arise, O mighty warriors of valor! Arise!
"This is who you are. This is what you have been called to do. It doesn't matter what is in your bank account. 'Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven" (Matt. 5:3). If you thought you were poor and the least in your family, you're in good company. God is calling you to rise up and take your place in His army, to blow a trumpet in Zion and sound an alarm on His holy mountain. If there was a day, a time or a season where My Gideons need to come forth, it is today. It is now!
"I am looking for one in all the tribes of Israel. One whom I have called by name, but who will know who they are in Me, know what they have been called to do, who will walk in obedience to My word. You may need five confirmations to do so, but you will still listen and put action into the word that I have given you. No more words just written on a page, but I have written it on the tablets of your heart, and I have inscribed it deep within you. It was the safest place I could ever have put it, the safest place where I could hide it from the enemy to not be stolen away. But in this time, and in these United States of America, I am raising up my Gideons in this hour."
The Spirit of the Lord came upon Gideon as he blew a ram's horn to summon an army who would hear what the Spirit of God was saying. The ram's horn is symbolic of the prophetic voice of God. Who will be the voice? Who will be the trumpets for the breath of God to blow through an empty vessel?
"Emptiness is what I long for; emptiness is what I need. Void of your own opinions. Void of your own ideas and thoughts, of your own battle plans and ways. One who will be emptied out of all that you were in Adam. I'm looking for one. I'm looking for one."
Right now, I think He found more than one. God has found a Gideon company who is broken over the situation of a nation and the condition of a backslidden church.
"I'm looking for one in the earth who will be broken for what breaks me!"
"Who will be broken for the breakthrough of a nation? This is what is transpiring in this moment of time. The waters are falling—the heavy rains of My presence—to bring a refreshing of all that I am to an army who is beaten down, who has had the enemy take everything from them, who is living in caves, who hasn't known who they are, who has had its harvest taken, who has no wine in the winepress—where there's no anointing flowing in the church, who grieves over Zion, the city of the living God. Who grieves over the situation of the ekklesia—the church—spiritual Israel in our day."
God is looking for one who will say yes and be the answer to their own prayer. Who will be the answer? We complain at times about our situation, but God says, "Will you be the answer? Will you be the voice? Will you be the trumpets of the living God? Will you be the vessel? I just need one, and I've got a company! I've got an army of Gideons that I am raising up in the earth that will blow with a mighty blow, with the very breath of God. The life of Yeshua will blow through you! It will no longer be you blowing, but it will be God blowing through you—the very wind of heaven will blow through you like never before. You'll not contain the power of God that will blow through you in this hour.
"You are the trumpets of the Living God. You are the living sacrifices. The ram's horn obtained by the sacrifice of a male lamb—through the crucifixion of Christ—He bought and paid for an anointing that He wants to pour out upon his people, and it's all by His grace and His mercy. I am just looking for somebody in the earth upon whom I can pour out My spirit, who will be willing to be the answer to their own prayer. But not the selfish prayer for themselves—no, no, no. It's for a nation—for these United States of America, and spiritual Israel—the church of the Living God—that He would be our great deliverer, who will bring about a great deliverance for our America in our now time."
For this is a day and time for America—for the church to rise up to know who she is, whose she is, that she carries within her the key to a great deliverance. Not just for one church, not for one city, not even for one region, but for a nation.
God is looking for one; but I know He has found many more! He is pouring out His Spirit in unlimited portions upon His Gideons in this hour, whom He will raise up to be generals in His army to save a nation from destruction. For this is her freedom day! Let freedom reign in America! Let freedom reign in every church from sea to shining sea; from the east to the west, to the north and south, every denomination, every tribe and every people!
"I will set them on fire with My glory. You are the ram's horn, and you will shout, "For the sword of the Lord and for Gideon!" Upon your word, it won't be you shouting anymore, but it will be the power of the living Christ in you that you will blow the fresh life and breath of God with a fresh fire! Then, at your words, fire will fall upon my altars of sacrifice and worship. A fresh anointing will come upon your words, and it won't be you speaking, it will be I, the Lord your God. Your words will carry the weighty glory of My presence. Fire will fall at your words as they bring conviction, burning and revival, awakening and repentance of sin, unrighteousness and judgement.
"You will be a firestarter for Me," says the Lord. "You will bring fire and revival to a nation. It's been dry, but the heavy rains of My presence will fall. There will be a flood of My waters, and My fire will be upon the waters. In the natural, fire and water do not mix, but in the Spirit, it's like pouring gasoline on a flame. You will be My mighty weapons in My hands, for they are not carnal, but mighty. You'll be a supernatural weapon of mass destruction against the kingdom of darkness. Mighty Gideons rise up; summon an army whose power is not in their numbers, but in their unity!
David Lebo of Tidal Wave Ministries, has a passion for awakening among the nations, boldly proclaiming the word of the Lord as a voice of "one crying in the wilderness". He ministers in freedom to release the fullness of God's kingdom. He is the author of the bookAbiding Under The Shadow.
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