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By Lisa McFarland Apostle/Prophet & founder of Warring Dove International Ministries - http://wardoves.com/
Lisa McFarland is anointed as an apostle, prophet and an evangelist out of Kansas. We had the privilege of welcoming her and the whole Warring Dove International team into KLI's league during the Key of David last month. Here is a powerful word she shared with us about 2013.
A few years ago, the prophets began to prophesy that a new era was coming. We said the same thing and God let us know that “we did not know what it would be called, because it had not happened yet.” Now we know that God is going to pour out His Glory and it will revolutionize the body
of Christ and the world. Is. 55:5 says God will cover us with His splendor. “Behold, you will call a nation you do not know, And a nation which knows you not will run to you, Because of the Lord your God, even the Holy One of Israel; For He has glorified you.” One translation says “splendor”, splendor is to shine, to be brilliant or to radiate. This “brightness of His Glory that is coming on us will draw the nations into the kingdom.” When the Queen of Sheba heard about the glory of King Solomon, she came to see for herself (1Kings 10:1).
This Glory will also be a covering and a weapon. Isaiah tells about the glory that will be a tent and a covering....
“When the Lord has washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion and purged the bloodshed of Jerusalem from her midst, by the spirit of judgment and the spirit of burning, then the Lord will create over the whole area of Mount Zion and over her assemblies a cloud by day, even smoke, and the brightness of a flaming fire by night; for over all the glory will be a canopy. There will be a shelter to give shade from the heat by day, and refuge and protection from the storm and the rain. ( Is 4:4-6) He mentions the Spirit of burning that will return the fear of the Lord and conviction drawing many into purity and conversion. As we worship according to Psalms 149:6, David says the high praises will bind up territorial spirits and create a shield and bulwark. God inhabits the praises of His people and when He comes we will experience His Glory as a covering shield, and He will war for us.
“Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, And a two-edged sword in their hand,To execute vengeance on the nations
And punishment on the peoples,To bind their kings with chains And their nobles with fetters of iron” (Ps 149:6)
“From the mouth of infants and nursing babes You have established strength (bulwark) because of Your adversaries, To make the enemy and the revengeful cease.” (Ps 8:2)
When God shows up, everything He is shows up with Him. In the Glory, His Presence drives our ministry. He heals, reveals, saves, and
sets free. Many will transform as they experience His real, tangible Presence in this era. Evangelism will shift and become more prevalent because people will see the Glory and feel God's love and presence like never before. Because it is time of God revealing His Glory, the color of gold (symbolizing the divine and provision) and emerald green (symbolizing life and resurrection power) will be
in vogue in the kingdom.
FUNDING THOSE WHO CARE ABOUT THE FISH
While I was in Israel the Lord spoke to me that He was “creating new prototypes.” He shared with me that He was “going to fund those who care about the fish.” God is very concerned about His children. He explained to me that “the money is, in fact, in the fishes' mouth.”
Many are going to find that in this season God is de-funding their ministries because they are not lined up with God's heart for the Harvest. “The counsel of the Lord stands forever, The plans of His heart from generation to generation.” (Ps
33:11) Others will find that as they have obeyed God and passed many little “tests of obedience,” they are now beginning to receive supernatural and unplanned provision.
I was in Heaven and the Lord asked me, “Would you like to know the wine for this season?” I replied, “Absolutely!” He called an angel
to bring a flask that looked like it was made of leather. It had a strap and the angel was swinging it forward. The side of the wine flask read “Joy for the Journey.” The Lord explained that He was going to give us strength for the road ahead. We will need to drink much from this source of strength. David teaches us that we can receive strength by singing in the morning. “But as for me, I shall sing of Your strength; Yes, I shall joyfully sing of Your loving-kindness in the morning, For You have been my stronghold, and a refuge in the day of my distress.” (Psalm 59:16)
COMMANDING THE MORNING
Because this is a season of acceleration, it is important to understand the passage where David talks about the wings of the morning, “If I take the wings of the dawn, If I dwell in the remotest part of the sea, Even there Your hand will lead me, And Your right hand will lay hold of me.” (Psalm 139:9). God wants us to come more into alignment with Heaven in this season. God wants to touch us early in the morning and reveal Himself and His plans to us.
We need to understand times and seasons and come out of agreement with the Greek god, Chronos, who seeks to control time here on earth. Many are stuck in chronological order and cannot seem to move in the timing of God. We must break this hold over our time by redeeming it. We can do this by commanding the morning, “Have you ever in your life commanded the morning, And caused the dawn to know its place, That it might take hold of the ends of the earth, And the wicked be shaken out of it? (Job 38:12-13) When we give the first part of our day to God, we break the cycle and come into alignment with Heaven. When we give the first of anything to God it causes Him to sanctify and protect the rest of whatever we are asking God to bless in our lives (first fruits, time, money, firstborn and seasons).
RIDING IN THE SLIPSTREAM
Many are overwhelmed and say that they are tired. They express that there is not enough time to do what they feel God is calling them
to do. My mother, Beverly, gave me a word that God was going to “create a slipstream for me.” I had no idea what a slipstream was so I began to investigate this new word. I discovered that when a large truck is going fast in front of you it becomes a breaker of the wind. You can actually speed up to get into position behind it. The wind moving around the truck will create a suction zone behind it and begin to pull your vehicle forward. One can even place the car in neutral and coast along.
God has commanded us “to strive to enter into rest.” (Hebrews 4:11) There is a place behind “the Breaker” where He will go before us and pull us along. He says that His “yoke is easy and His burden is light”(Matt 11:30). “The breaker goes up before them; They break out, pass through the gate and go out by it. So their king goes on before them, And the Lord at their head.”
(Micah 2:13) When we strive to get into alignment we will have our time multiplied and it will be easier because He is doing the
One of the blessings in this season of acceleration and redeeming time is that “the reaper will be overtaken by the plowman.” (Amos 3:9) David Herzog said, “If you get deep enough in the Glory, you can reap and sow at the same time.” We must begin to embrace the
“yoke of the oxen” and begin to sow again. How exciting that we do not have to wait 20 years for the harvest because time is different in the Glory realms.
TALLITS, TENTS AND WINGS
God is displaying His heart through the symbols of His wings, the tallit, and tent of meeting. He is inviting His Bride, who is making herself ready, to come into deeper intimacy. These places of deep commitment will provide covenant protection in the days ahead. The spirit of
Death will have to pass over you and God will share His plans as you draw closer. It is a time to get close to His heart. The tallit (prayer shawl) and the tent invoke images of fellowship and betrothal to Him. He has promised to meet us in the tent. He is going to release His glory in the tent. The wings always convey His desire to overshadow us and place us under His wings. There you can hear His heartbeat, receive revelation, and be hidden from the enemy (Psalm 91).
WE ARE STANDING AT THE EASTERN GATE
This is the season of the Eastern gate. It is the gate where Ezekiel saw the glory coming in and going out of the temple. Many other names have been used to identify this gate which is so significant for the body in this season. Other names include, Beautiful, Messiah, Golden, and Bridal. The king came in through the eastern gate, and that is why David declares, “Open up you ancient gate and doors, Let the King of Glory come in.” (Ps 24:7) Since this is the King's Gate, we can expect the apostolic anointing and mantle to be flowing
when we pass through it. Peter and John watched Jesus pass through it on a donkey displaying His anointing as a king. Later they healed the lame man at the same gate, called the Beautiful gate in Acts 3:2. The apostles stepped into the apostolic anointing and released creative signs and wonders. The word “beautiful there can mean lovely or right time. The prophet writes, “To Him who rides the ancient skies” (Ps 68:33)... The word ancient can also mean eastern. The Tribe of Judah was stationed on the east side of the camp, and they were the first in battle. Judah means “praise,” and they are a picture of the worship warriors who will open the eastern gate and
call for the Glory Weapon to come in.
SEASON OF SCROLLS
I was studying about the Eastern gate and found there was a library there that listed the people's genealogies. This is definitely the season of scrolls. God has written on pages our destiny and “good works He created in advance for us to do.” (Eph 2:10) Psalms
139:16 describes pages in the Book of Life where God has written about us and lined out the “days He fashioned for us.” These days were literally designed by God for you to succeed and fulfill a Kingdom purpose.
When we come to the place of praise that opens up the Golden gate, we can experience God's Glory. As the King comes in through this gate, we will have a release of our inheritance and scrolls containing blueprints for this hour.
THE LION IS COMING
I had a series of visions around the time of Tabernacles where God appeared as a fiery lion. His mane was literally flames of fire. He told me to get on His back and we began to ride on the wind. God said that they would only see Him, because “we would be hidden in the fire.” The Lord commanded me to look into His mane and when I parted the hairy flames I could see many eyes there. The Lord said to me, “ Do you see my eyes?” “ My eyes are looking all over the earth for those whose hearts are toward Me.” While I have read and heard this verse many times, the significance was not clear until I saw the eyes. God is looking for those who want to look at Him.
He showed me that He is planning on visiting America again soon. He said He was calling many missionaries to come to America and reassigning many U.S. missionaries to their own nation. I believe that an anointing similar to that of Jonah is coming on willing evangelists,
young and old. Many older evangelists will be recommissioned as well as many who have experienced former moves of the Spirit. “Can a nation be born in a day?” we might ask. The answer is certainly. “Who has heard such a thing? Who has seen such things? Can a land be born in one day? Can a nation be brought forth all at once? As soon as Zion travailed, she also brought forth her sons. (Is 66:8)
Israel was reborn and reformed in a day. Jonah preached to a totally pagan society and when the fear of the Lord was released, many turned in repentance. God gave Nineveh 120 more years. Psalm 104 says that God “makes His ministers like flames of fire.” It is time to ride in the fire.
I believe this anointing of power evangelism, signified by the Lord moving as a lion, is symbolic of the kingly apostolic and the cherubs who carry the Glory. “Each of the cherubim had four faces: One face was that of a cherub, the second the face of a human being, the third the face of a lion, and the fourth the face of an eagle.” (Ez 10:14)
We will begin to see fire, Glory and power in the church and streets again. There has been a marriage of the power gifts (miracles, casting out demons, faith) with the revelatory gifts (prophesy, discerning spirits, knowledge). Many evangelists will be told to go back to having outdoor services and even get tents. Remember the tent signifies the coming Glory and intimacy.
The King is in the Field:
In the parable about the wedding supper, three invitations were made. Evangelism has gone from inviting close friends, to neighbors, (the nations) and now it is those in the by-ways. “Then the master told his servant, ‘Go out to the roads and country lanes and compel them to come in, so that my house will be full. “I tell you, not one of those who were invited will get a taste of my banquet.” (Luke 14:23) God wants us to reach out to the destitute. His table in Heaven has much room and He
wants His children.
Lastly, I want to address the coming wave of delusion and onslaught of the anti-christ spirit. I had two powerful visions concerning end-time warfare and strategy. In one vision, God showed me a talking serpent who was very small and beautiful. God revealed that it was an
anti-christ spirit. He quoted the scripture about the anti-christ “being here and is coming.” He told me that the body of Christ needed to study the epistles of John. I implied that I knew what he was talking about, and he quickly corrected me. He said that “we are not prepared for what is coming and do not know how to recognize this spirit.”
He also said that “there would be an attack on the communications.” I believe that He was forewarning about the growing spirit of mind-control and release of seducing spirits. John teaches in his epistle how to know what is God and what is not. If we know the real thing, we will be able to discern the false. We need to ask for the “lightnings of God” to change the atmosphere in the natural and the Spirit. This is a weapon against mind-control and confusion that can be over regions and individuals. “Have you entered the storehouses of the snow, Or have you seen the storehouses of the hail, Which I have reserved for the time of distress, For the day of war and
battle? Where is the way that the light is divided, Or the east wind scattered on the earth? Who has cleft a channel for the flood, Or a way for the thunderbolt.” (Job 38:22-25)
CLOAK OF LIFE
There is always a partnership of the spirit of Death with the Anti-Christ spirit. Our God came that we would have life. “I have come that they might have life.” (Jn 10:10) I saw a representation of the Lord as an angel who had two faces. He had the face of a man that was looking out toward the horizon, and he had the face of an eagle that was facing me. He was standing before me on a high place looking out. He was dressed in what looked like gladiator armor and sandals. As He stood there, the winds would blow his cloak about him that was hanging down in the back from His shoulders. The cloak would form into large eagle wings and then become the cloak again. I looked closer and inside the cloak, I saw what looked like a garden. There were trees, streams, birds and animals. I was amazed. How
could all this fit into a cloak. The scene of creation was alive and moving. God was showing me His power of creation that He wore merely as a cloak over His shoulders. In His mantle was life and I could see it. Who has ascended into heaven and descended? Who has gathered the wind in His fists? Who has wrapped the waters in His garment (cloak)? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is His name or His son’s name? Surely you know! (Prov 30:4)
THE NEW PROPHETIC
Many are afraid of things that are happening around them, but our God has power to give life. We should not get caught up into the fear and terror that the news promotes. He has healing and life if we come under His tallit or wings. God wants us to understand how He works and understand His power. He spoke to me and said, “I am going to show you how My Spirit comes.” I saw three manifestations of Holy Spirit. The first was a white dove who was flapping His wings. This is His Presence that gently moves and yet births as He overshadows and hovers over us. Next, He came as a large white horse with wings. Again, the wings were moving, displaying His Power. The Breaker Anointing came as He broke up hard ground and released wind to start fires from His nostrils. Lastly, He appeared as a large white butterfly. The butterfly represented a new wave of the Prophetic that carried the power to transform and move with the wind. It is the power of Creation. In the last season many abused the prophetic move of Holy Spirit by worshiping prophets and seeking after counsel from men like going to psychics. God was grieved and dialed down the personal prophetic ministry. In this season the prophets will release the creative power of God, not for words but the Life of the Spirit. Look for many prophets to move in healing and miracles. The true power of the prophetic is to create and bring life.
“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters.” (Gen 1:1-2)
This is going to be a Glorious year!
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