WHAT TO DO?
“1 Guilty criminals experience paranoia even though no one threatens them. But the innocent lovers of God, because of righteousness, will have the boldness of a young, ferocious lion! 2 A rebellious nation is thrown into chaos but leaders anointed with wisdom will restore law and order. 3 When a pauper oppresses the destitute, it’s like a flash flood that sweeps away their last hope. 4 Those who turn their backs on what they know is right will no longer be able to tell right from wrong. But those who love the truth strengthen their souls. 5 Justice never makes sense to men devoted to darkness, but those tenderly devoted to the Lord can understand justice perfectly.” Proverbs 28:1-5 TPT
They act that way because they are criminals because justice doesn’t make sense to them because they are IN darkness!
The question then, isn’t why they are acting in this manner… the question beloved of God is “what is God’s plan to change it”!
How are we to get on board” with Him and how are we to respond, declare, decree, send Hosts and demonstrate God’s Kingdom is what we should be pondering.
Take a look at this beloved of the Lord… when Jesus sent His disciples “missionaries” who were 70 out… there is a piece in that passage that grabbed my attention and Holy Spirit gave revelation on. Check this out: “After this, the Lord Jesus formed thirty-five teams among the other disciples. Each team was two disciples, seventy in all,[a] and he commissioned them to go ahead of him into every town he was about to visit.” Luke 10:1 TPT
BEFORE He “visited” them… He sent….
BEFORE Jesus arrived JOHN prepared….
There IS a pattern beloved ones we need to pay attention to. When Jesus left the earth He told us to do what He did and commanded us to do so. Why is that? To do what He did, release the Kingdom! HE… being the Prince of Shalom which is order, tranquility, prosperity, divine health, ORDER and everything right or made right told the disciples this before sending the 70 out… let’s look at this:
” 2 He released them with these instructions:
“The harvest is huge and ripe. But there are not enough harvesters to bring it all in. As you go, plead with the Owner of the Harvest to drive out[b] into his harvest fields many more workers. 3 Now, off you go! I am sending you out even though you feel as vulnerable as lambs going into a pack of wolves. 4 You won’t need to take anything[c] with you—trust in God alone. And don’t get distracted from my purpose by anyone you might meet along the way.
5 “Once you enter a house, speak to the people there and say, ‘God’s blessing of peace be upon this house!’ 6 If a lover of peace[d] resides there, your peace will rest upon that household.[e] But if you are rejected, your blessing of peace will come back upon you. 7 Don’t feel the need to shift from one house to another, but stay put in one home during your time in that city. Eat and drink whatever they serve you. Receive their hospitality, for you are my harvester, and you deserve to be cared for.
8 “When you enter into a new town, and you have been welcomed by its people, follow these rules: Eat[f] what is served you. 9 Then heal the sick, and tell them all, ‘God’s kingdom realm has arrived and is now within your reach!’ 10 But when you enter a city and they do not receive you, say to them publicly, 11 ‘We wipe from our feet the very dust of your streets as a testimony before you![g] Understand this: God’s kingdom realm came within your reach and yet you have rejected God’s invitation!’”
THE LORD OF THE HARVEST or Owner (footnotes from TPT- this is the term used many times in the Gospels for driving out or casting out demons. The Lord of the Harvest must cast them forth. The Holy Spirit is the Director of the Harvest) He instructs them to trust Him (not take anything with them), and release peace… if a “lover of peace” meaning…son of peace or Godly man) is there, the peace of Jesus will rest upon them if not, it will return to them. IN a town… eat what is served, (not demanding a certain diet), heal the sick and then… TELL THEM all which was what? God’s Kingdom realm has arrived and is now within your reach! IF the city/town rejects you say publicly “we wipe from our feet the very dust of your streets as a testimony before you!” This is important as in Luke 9:5 it was also mentioned by Jesus: “Luke 9:5 ”5 And wherever your ministry is rejected and not welcomed, you are to leave that town and shake the dust off your shoes as a testimony before them.”[a]
Footnotes: Luke 9:5 Shaking the dust off their feet would be a statement against the people who had rejected the gospel, that the messengers would not be responsible for their fate. More than a metaphor, this was an actual custom of the day. However, the words “before them” can also be translated “against them.” Shaking the dust off their feet did not mean they were to stomp off offended and angry, but that they would move on with no defilement or unforgiveness in their hearts toward those who rejected their message. If they did not do that, they would take the “dust” of that offense to the next place they ministered.
Skip down to the all familiar verses about their return after their “mission trip”
Luke 10:17-20 “17 When the seventy missionaries returned to Jesus, they were ecstatic with joy, telling him, “Lord, even the demons obeyed us when we commanded them in your name!” 18 Jesus replied, “While you were ministering, I watched Satan topple until he fell suddenly from heaven like lightning to the ground. 19 Now you understand that I have imparted to you all my authority to trample over his kingdom. You will trample upon every demon before you and overcome every power[j] Satan possesses. Absolutely nothing will be able to harm you as you walk in this authority. 20 However, your real source of joy isn’t merely that these spirits submit to your authority, but that your names are written in the journals of heaven and that you belong to God’s kingdom. This is the true source of your authority.”
Tying this all back into what is our response? The revelation we have been given to take power OVER all the power of the enemy in our spheres of influence be it family, city or nation etc. we are to do so and send the Hosts to pull down those strongholds of fear, rage, anger, doubt, unbelief, deception, lies and the list goes on as Holy Spirit reveals to you. Have the Hosts bash, trash and shred completely annihilating the “platform” the enemy has ruled from over them and those areas using people, places and things because the enemy no longer has power to remain. Send the Hosts with a heavenly war cry They know “WOO HOO!” and then thank the LORD for His power and your being HIS child! Shout to the LORD with a roar of praise and victory in KING JESUS!
Then I always ask Him for HIS mercy over the people, and thank Him that it is HIS kindness, that leads us all to repentance! NOT just confession but an entire “mind change” that causes different actions, reactions, speech and demeanor/behavior in people, in all who have been redeemed by the atoning blood of JESUS Christ!
Believe to see…. not “see” to believe beloved!
We are preparing the way for a “John 17” time where Father comes with Jesus and Holy Spirit in HABITATION not just “visitation” and He always comes with an announcement and entourage. Look at King Jesus arrival… Angels and Hosts singing of HIS arrival! Wonder if we should be singing of HIS arrival and habitation? Undoubtedly!
Let us “PREPARE THE WAY”!!! And raise the praise with the Bride of CHRIST ROARING His praise and sounding the sound that… “HIS KINGDOM COME, HIS WILL BE DONE ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN HALLELUJAH!! AMEN and WOO HOO!!”
Blessings and Shalom to each of you!
Rev. Lori Lynn
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