The age of glory..
A Word for 2014
What God has planned for us in this moment of time was first prophesied to Zechariah. It is about to unfold right before our eyes here in the end times. This is what the Lord told me for this year. He gave me a vision a few months ago and spoke to me about it. Not only is God going to move in ways we don't expect; He is going to move in ways we have never seen before.
The Prosperity of Zion
When I looked again, I saw a man with a measuring line in his hand. “Where are you going?” I asked. He replied, “I am going to measure Jerusalem, to see how wide and how long it is.” (Zechariah 2:1-2 NLT)
When the angel told Zechariah that he was measuring Jerusalem, his message had several different meanings. First, this entire passage is obviously prophetic. It was literally fulfilled when Jerusalem (and Israel) was filled again when God brought back the exiles and returned Israel’s borders to its people. It is also a literal prophecy for the end times, when God will once again protect Jerusalem and Israel. Lastly, it is a spiritual prophecy for the entire Kingdom of God.
In the Kingdom of God context, Jerusalem figuratively means Zion, the spiritual place we are living in right now (spoken of in Hebrews). So when the angel is measuring how wide and how long [Zion] is, it is a measuring that is meant figuratively: to be extended -- measure, mete, stretch self. The message is clear: an angel has been sent to measure, stretch or extend the Kingdom of God.
Then the angel who was with me went to meet a second angel who was coming toward him. The other angel said, “Hurry, and say to that young man, ‘Jerusalem will someday be so full of people and livestock that there won’t be room enough for everyone! Many will live outside the city walls. Then I, myself, will be a protective wall of fire around Jerusalem, says the Lord. And I will be the glory inside the city!’” (Zechariah 2:3-5 NLT)
This is what the Lord gave me as a “cornerstone passage” for this year – especially verse 5*. This is where we are right now, spiritually. We are on the cusp of one of the greatest spiritual moves of history. There will be so many people filling up the spiritual Mount Zion that they will go spilling outside of any walls or conventional wisdom.
There is coming a wave of glory to Mount Zion (the kingdom of God) that is unparalleled. We haven’t seen anything like it and we won’t see anything like it again. It will be solely and completely of God. Nothing can stop it and nothing can slow down the waves of glory. His protective wall of fire will be around it.
The Exiles Are Coming Home
After a period of glory, the Lord of Heaven’s Armies sent me against the nations who plundered you. For he said, “Anyone who harms you harms my most precious possession. I will raise my fist to crush them, and their own slaves will plunder them.” Then you will know that the Lord of Heaven’s Armies has sent me. The Lord says, “Shout and rejoice, O beautiful Jerusalem, for I am coming to live among you. (Zechariah 2:8-10 NLT)
He has told me that there is going to be one last big movement of God before He comes for us - After a period of glory. He did warn me that we shouldn't read anything into it being the last- it could take 100 years! He calls it The Glory Movement. He said that He would reveal to us His glory through this last move. We will flow and move in His glory. It will be an amazing time! This move is not regional but on a global scale.
After that will come the Rapture. Then will come the events in The Revelation: the Lord of Heaven’s Armies sent me against the nations who plundered you.
Eligible to enter
Ought not the Christ to have suffered these things and to enter into His glory? (Luke 24:26)
Some eight days after these sayings, He took along Peter and John and James, and went up on the mountain to pray. And while He was praying, the appearance of His face became different, and His clothing became white andgleaming. And behold, two men were talking with Him; and they were Moses and Elijah, who, appearing in glory, were speaking of His departure which He was about to accomplish at Jerusalem..While he was saying this, a cloud formed and began to overshadow them.. (Luke 9:28-31,34)
When Jesus entered into glory after His death and resurrection, it made us eligible to enter the glory in heaven and here on earth as well. When Jesus brought Peter, James and John up to the “Mount of Transfiguration” one of the purposes was to join up mankind with the glory of God once again. The law had separated us from His glory so much so that Moses had to wear a veil. It was important now, before the crucifixion that provision be placed and mankind be joined together again with the glory of God. Only Jesus’ resurrection and His having entered into His glory could seal this in place for us again.
The age of glory to glory
But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit. 2 Cor 3:18
How do we become transformed into the same image of the Lord? It is by gazing at the glory of the Lord first.
When it says to go from "glory to glory", it means that glory is heaped on top of glory. There is always more on top of more in the kingdom of God. There is never a lack in the Kingdom of God. The realization of this will bring about great revival on a global scale. This is what is meant by the “age of glory”. As we are transformed into His image, we are made into His glory.
The Spirit has impressed upon me that there will be such an amazing outpouring all over the world and particularly on the continent of Africa in these next few years. If we will "only believe" as Smith Wigglesworth was fond of saying, we will see more and greater things. He has told me that there will be mighty miracles and great moves of God throughout this time –things we have never seen before. Since the beginning of last year, I personally have seen many people called by God to go to Africa. God is setting up a mighty work on the continent of Africa. We are already starting to see the fruits!
Angels at the ready
"For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God." (Romans 8:18-19)
I have seen visions of angels where they are sitting in rows, just waiting for the order to go help people. I saw this again last week. These are what God calls, "enforcer angels" and they kind of look like birds because of the way that they sit perched in a row and then when they zip off as they are called upon, like a very fast eagle. They cock their heads like a bird as they sit and wait, listening for our call to send them into action. All that we have to do is call for them and invoke the name of Jesus. As soon as they hear the name of Jesus, they brighten up, sit up at attention and our assigned angel leaves as soon as we have spoken what they are to do.
This is how we step out into the glory – by stepping out in faith and by boldly living and speaking the things that line up with scripture. Mere worldliness or suffering can’t compare with this kind of glory.
This is what the Spirit tells me over and over: "Greater Things." If we will open up and not limit our faith, there will be revival all over the world. He has told me this over and over. Continue to believe and speak faith. Then step into the God-ordained glory upon glory!
the watchman's call
*Zechariah 2:5 a verse that I declare over my household every night before I go to bed. Here it is, paraphrased:
Then [God, Himself,] will be a protective wall of fire around [us and all of our property]..And [He] will be the glory inside [our walls]!’
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