I just had to share with you this word from Danny Steyne about this Season of Deborah. Danny shares a three part vision he received from the Lord recently regarding the seasons we are entering into. I begin with his third part but you can read the entire vision posted on Elijah List at the link at the bottom. I pray you hear the word of the Lord in your life and like Deborah, already find yourself in the company of Jael, but even if this is not the case, I pray you have strength and grace enough to pray for those who are and partner with them to see the next great move of God in this hour! Let the Song of Deborah be sung and heard round the earth.
The third thing I heard was: “You are entering the season of Deborah.” (Read Judges 4-5 for context.) As I began reflecting and meditating on this, my first response was the rise of women in the Church, but I realized that women are already rising in the Church.
Women are standing in places that previous generations would have never allowed. They have risen as being as gifted (or more so) than men in some areas. One quick glance through the Church and you will realize far more women are involved than men, and some have indicated this to be a problem; but Jesus ended His days as a man on the earth with women at the Cross by His side, except for one man, John. I realized the Lord was saying more than what I thought He was saying.
What He was declaring was further, deeper, than the surface meaning that can only be interpreted as “natural” thinking. God was speaking about a generational issue, a leadership issue, and not a gender issue.
Breakthrough for the Church in this hour is coming, but it’s not coming from those whom we have perceived it’s supposed to come. Breakthrough is coming not through known and the notable, not from the visible and the viable, not from the crowned and the cream, not from the professional and the polished. It’s not coming through whom you think it will come and you must look in a different direction. It’s coming through the willing. You must now look at yourselves!
Breakthrough is Coming in Surprising Ways
“I realized that He was about to cause a shift in the earth that would break open the dams that have locked the free flow of the “Spirit Way” upstream in all the streams that existed.”
This breakthrough will cause those who should have done it already to become perplexed because they believed it would happen through them. It was their fear of losing what they had grown to enjoy in victories of the past and recognition for past battles that has held them back.
They were already carrying public honor and recognition and believed it had brought them to the place where they would have the honor of continuing to carry it, but it will be just like when the Lord pushed the “rightful heir” Shebna aside to lay the inheritance of the Key of David on a humble servant, Eliakim (see Isaiah 22:15-24).
They believed the battle and victory would be “brought” to them, rather than running to the battle as they once did. The generation of Deborah will be those who won’t shrink back. Barak was the appropriate victor for this battle, but his insecurity to believe what God had spoken caused him to carry a fearful spirit. Fearful that God wouldn’t do through him what God could do through Deborah.
This breakthrough will not be small and it will encourage those who have actually not been walking in the alliances of the Lord to reconsider their ways and do what the Lord wants. The courage of Deborah will evoke righteousness in a Jael company.
Exposing the Politically Correct Spirit
Political and religious correct speaking will be exposed and true discernment will be seen. As a result, the Jael company will take a sharp instrument and rightly divide “truth” and pierce the shemes and ways of the enemy that have kept the Church powerless by intimidation. It will be as a hammer drives a nail into the mind and schemes of the enemy. He will not rise from this blow.
The name Deborah means “bee” – like a hornet. God says He will drive out the enemy with hornets. In Joshua 24:12 the Lord gives a promise of “how” the enemy will be defeated in every situation and circumstance. The enemy will be “stung.” He will be sent running. Deborah represents the hornet of the prophetic, and it will send the enemy running while the Lord raises up a voice and a standard through His Bride, the Church.
The intensity in the Spirit of this hour requires a peace inside of us. We must not divert from the call of God on our lives, but be very aware of the times in which we are living. This is the time where the Church rises in glorious power and freedom and joy and where the miraculous and healings are evidenced all around us. It is here that the lost will rally and allow the salvation of Jesus inside to find them. It’s the season of “Go-Go-Go.” It’s the season of Highways and Byways to beg the lost to come in! Don’t stop. Don’t be intimidated. (To Subscribe to the Elijah List go here http://elijahlist.com/words/display_word.html?ID=18037)
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