“Proclaim this among the nations, prepare for war! Rouse the warriors! Let all the fighting men draw near and attack. Beat your ploughshares into swords and your pruning hooks into spears. Let the weak say I am strong. Come quickly all you nations from every side and assemble there.” – Joel 3: 9-11
Several months ago I experienced a prophetic encounter at my home. I had a vision of an angel appearing blowing a shofar and he said to me, ‘Blow the Trumpet in Zion, sound the alarm on God’s Holy mountain for the day of the Lord is soon to appear.’ I believe prophetically we are in a season where Heaven has blown the shofar over nations sounding the alarm for the powerful army of God to arise and take up their positons in God’s end time plan.
We know that Jesus is referred to as the Lion of Judah and He is roaring over His people, calling them to prepare for war. Many say the battle has already been won, we have the victory – and I support that view, but to think that we are not in a time of great warfare, where the fight for the souls of men has intentisifed, where the fight to stand for Biblical values to be upheld, is at the most critical we have ever witnessed in the earth, where the fight for our very existence as believers and followers of Jesus Christ is both in question and at risk, and where our freedom of religious speech on Biblical values are being threatened, how can we deny being at war? This is war, and it affects each and every one of us. To think differently would mean that we exclude ourselves from the call from Heaven to unite, to prepare, and to advance and take back territory that has been given to us. the fight is for your soul, it’s for your belief in Jesus – and unless every child of God makes a decision to enlist in His army, the Kingdom of God will be unprepared for what is at hand. I know you will hear His roar and answer the call!
JOY! Magazine (January 2017)