Ezekiel 37:7 So I prophesied as I was commanded; and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and suddenly a rattling; and the bones came together, bone to bone. NKJV
The Hebrew word translated "noise" also means "a proclamation or a thundering voice." The word translated "rattling" also means "an earthquake, vibration, shaking, or fierce shaking."
Romans 8:19-22 tells us that all of creation is waiting for, even groaning for waiting for the manifestation of the sons of God. Manifestation means "revelation or revealing" and groans means "to experience a common calamity."
I have watched God mark the word (supernaturally) associated with the restoration of David's Tabernacle and the presentation of Jesus' gospel of the kingdom since 2003. Hebrews 2:4 teaches us that God gives signs and wonders to mark His messengers and His message while Jesus teaches us in John 14:10 that it is our Father who does the works.
On April 21, 2012 we saw the Lord once again mark His message DRAMATICALLY regarding His Church, the Ekklesia, and His kingdom. The sign points to His message and His Word.
It just so happens that today, April 19th, marks the 237th anniversary from the first shot of the revolution. This event included the mobilization of militia from many cities from which Paul Revere's ride was captured in poem. The mobilization of the militia in the surrounding towns was initiated by 2 lanterns hung......... in the Church. When the well organized British force of 700 was met by the militia formed from many cities which continued to grow until they were outnumbered.
The key to that mobilization was the communication system set in place originally by the Puritans and built upon by the patriots. Many of the ministers of that day were coined by the British as the Black Robed Regiment. It was because the Church played a key role in the strategic mobilization of the cause in the colonies.
It is time for Christian leaders and pastors to act courageously again. Many of them sent King George letters of their sermons for almost 20 years doing Matthew 18 before the day the shot was heard around the world. Pastor, if the “redcoats” existed today would there be enough evidence to accuse you as being part of the Black Robed Regiment?
In 2005 the Lord spoke to me about how to gather the elders at the gates of a city today through the formation of strategic councils. In 2006 I began to pioneer the concept as I tested God's word through Operation Rolling Thunder. This year the theme for Operation Rolling Thunder is captured by Psalm 24. Verse 7; Psalm 24:7; contains a key. 24/7 prayer is the key to "Lift up your heads oh you gates and be lifted up you everlasting doors and the King of glory shall come in."
Who sits in the gates? Kings and elders (Prov. 31:23 and 2 Sam. 18:24). What invites the King of glory, the Lord of Hosts to enter the gates? I submit to you it is the key of David (Isaiah 22:22) which is 24/7 prayer, praise and worship (Acts 15:16-17).
Here is a testimony from Pastor Paul in Gig Harbor as to how Operation Rolling Thunder helped him and the Church in Gig Harbor to form councils in all 7 spheres while establishing 24/7 prayer in the spirit of the restoration of David's tabernacle.