Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, The days fashioned for me, When as yet there were none of them. NKJV
On November 14th I sent out a newsletter titled "Charting the Course for Your Destiny in this New Era." On the same day Charisma posted an article from Chuck Pierce titled "The Election Has Brought a New Era." Needless to say "era" caught my attention.
Era means a period of time marked by a distinctive character or a period of time to which anything belongs or is assigned.
Think about Psalm 139:16! These days were made for us. We were made for these days. Out of all eternity God could have chosen you and I to live at anytime but He chose now! Great trials present great opportunity.
Joel 2 describes a people who come forth upon this earth whom the world has never seen and it occurs during "the day of the Lord." It is a day of darkness and gloominess but in that context or horrible times a people come "great and strong like of whom has never been." A fire devours before them and behind them a flame burns. They are encompassed by God's presence as scripture declares God is a consuming fire. This is the army of the Lord. Verse five says they are a "strong people set in battle array." It says "The Lord gives voice before His army for His camp is very great; for strong is the one who executes His word."
I have to confess, while I was disappointed by these elections, I am very excited about what Christ is doing. These days were made for you and I. As I read Chuck's article I got even more excited because so much of what he said is so similar to what the Lord showed me. I'll highlight a few things Chuck said and summarize it with what the Lord showed me was the key for an overcomer in these times.
The goal of my article is to encourage the church, leaders, ministers, and CONECTers who serve with me. I want them to see how we are playing a part in bringing these prophetic declarations into reality.
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I was traveling during the last days of the election. This morning I received an email from our overseer (Bishop Thomas) in Kenya. They had been praying for our elections and made the observation that our current president does not seem to fear the Lord.
I wanted to share with you my email response to him as in the middle of it the anointing of the Lord came upon me and the Lord gave me insight into these days.
It is time for the real Church to arise. These times were made for us! Which "us" are we talking about? Men and women of Christ who are filled with courage because of His great love they cast out all fear. Men and women of Christ who are passionate about His presence and our Father's will being accomplished on earth as it is in heaven. These are the ones who will fulfill what James the apostle spoke of in Acts 15:16-17 (Amos 9:11). These are the ones of whom it is said "a people come great and strong like of whom has never been... a fire devours before them and behind them a flame burns" (Joel 2:2-3). These are ones who says "do not rejoice over me my enemy for though I have fallen, I shall arise..." (Micah 7:8). These are the ones who experience Daniel 7:21-22.
"I was watching; and the same horn was making war against the saints, and prevailing against them, 22 until the Ancient of Days came, and a judgment was made in favor of the saints of the Most High, and the time came for the saints to possess the kingdom.
Therefore I am not discouraged. I am a soldier in the army of the Lord. I will not break rank nor will I allow those whom I walk in covenant with to break rank, flee nor retreat. We will not draw back. It is time to regroup, adapt and overcome and fulfill our heavenly commission!
Tim's Response to Bishop Thomas