Some of this I have addressed before in prior writings. Much of this is brand new, one week new in fact. God is moving, and unlike the Pharisees – who Jesus called hypocrites for refusing to discern the signs of their times, we are appointed to and therefore expected to see and recognize what God is doing, right now, during our times.
Hypocrites! You can discern the face of the sky and of the earth, but how is it you do not discern this time? )
Meanwhile, instead of rebuke, the good news is the promise of faith activating our humble response, that through our understanding of our acceptance into Kingdom relationship, it can be through our lives and life experiences that the Lord will come into this earth and work His work, as we remain awake and aware of what He is doing in, around, through and for us:
7 Lift up your heads, O you gates!
And be lifted up, you everlasting doors!
And the King of glory shall come in.
TIME OF THIS WRITING:
The time of this writing is February 4, 2020. We are just a month and a few days into the 400th anniversary year of our founding fathers making covenant (cutting covenant) with the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob while onboard the pilgrim ship Mayflower, requesting God’s providential hand upon a new nation (officially yet to be formed), a nation to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ:
In the name of God, Amen. We whose names are underwritten, ….. Having undertaken, for the glory of God, and advancement of the Christian faith, and honor of our king and country, a voyage to plant the first colony in the northern parts of Virginia, do by these presents solemnly and mutually in the presence of God and one of another, covenant, and combine ourselves together into a civil body politic, for our better ordering and preservation, and furtherance of the ends aforesaid (NOTE: “the ends aforesaid are ‘for the glory of God’); and by virtue hereof to enact, constitute, and frame such just and equal laws, ordinances, acts, constitutions, offices from time to time, as shall be thought most meet and convenient for the general good of the colony: unto which we promise all due submission and obedience. In witness whereof we have hereunder subscribed our names; Cape Cod, the 11th of November, in the year of the reign of our sovereign lord King James, of England, France and Ireland eighteenth and of Scotland fifty-fourth, ……Anno Domini 1620
(NOTE THE YEAR: 1620)
THE BLESSING AND THE BREACH:
America has clearly been blessed by God, although as a nation it is becoming more and more evident we as a nation (not He) have broken that covenant by living, writing and enacting laws and policies in provocative opposition to biblical rules and morality (Psalm 2). Add to this 400th anniversary the day by day revealed biblical prophetic time markers and pointers towards the second appearance of Messiah, and praying folks can get a good sense as to what time it happens to be.
This past weekend was Super Bowl weekend. The Chiefs beat the 49ers in a startling comeback effort.
Many/most reading this piece likely already know about the prophecy by now-departed (2014) Bob Jones that declared when the Chiefs win the Super Bowl God will release His chiefs, and revival will break out. Revival. For your convenience, here’s a link to a post by Shawn Bolz, a respected man of God and prophet in his own right:
It says: Following the Chiefs’ win, Bolz wrote on Instagram, “I am not sure what it means when Bob Jones said ‘when the chiefs win the Super Bowl revival is going to break out,’ but I sure am excited. We haven’t been able to find any recordings of him saying this but he said it often to us. He often prophesied about sports teams and prophetic symbolism. He said when the chiefs win God is raising up His apostolic chiefs around the nation and one time he said ‘nations.'”
Last December a friend and man of God sent me a brief video of Lou Engle, a seasoned saint, who declared a word had first been birthed in him during the 7/7/07 Nashville Call (my wife and I, by chance [?] were there), and then had been brought forth more recently, that God would bring about a “Jesus Movement-like” revival in the Nashville area. I am grateful to now be living in that area, and I am assured that when (not if) revival occurs it will by no means be confined or constrained to the Nashville area, but will spread out to at very least the borders of our land. So the point is not to race to Nashville, but to be exactly where the Lord has called you to be. Discover that in prayer. Only be there.
AND NOW THIS WRITING:
I am writing this from my personal viewpoint. This is one man’s opinion, written in the fear of the Lord, and fully understanding that the plans of God in no way even small way exclusively revolve around me – even a hint of that attitude would only be religious arrogance, That said, what we each happen to experience, as saints, ought not be ignored nor overlooked. I am therefore writing this in obedience to the Lord.
Although neither one of us are musicians, in large part my wife and I believe we have been called to the Nashville area, for the very purposes of revival and particularly revival worship. Revival wants and needs mothers and fathers. Olders and Elders. Seasoned saints. Satan dreads revival, and fears pure and prophetic worship – explaining his personal investment into undermining such holy activity, poisoning it with performance, politicking, and worse. Meanwhile we are called to get it right, do it right, in accordance with the will and the word of the Lord. Ps 78 memorializes past failure of one generation failing to speak into the lives of other generations. By His grace we can do this right.
Yesterday we returned from a trip to Los Angeles. I happened to be there during the Kobe tragedy – in fact driving with a dear friend, yakking, we missed our freeway off-ramp and ended up exiting the 101 fwy onto Los Virgenes, about a mile or two from where that helicopter crash would occur the very next day.
Kobe’s death rocked us all. He had led an apparently charmed life, accomplishing great things in the world of sport and even entertainment, capturing the accolades and attention of a good part, if not all of, the Western world. His most-public life clearly wasn’t without fault, and yet the past years bear a notable and even glorious fragrance of redemption, and forgiveness, family and faith. He took communion earlier in the morning before the crash that took his life, the life of one of his daughters, and several other precious folks. The “Amazing Grace” rendition at Staples Center, sung by the artist Usher, was viewed around the world, and I believe the Lord used that to usher many, including many believers for the first time, into what true prophetic cry-out worship is all about. It is part of the plan. That is worship in spirit and truth. God is breaking in.
In fact, it is that kind of prophetic worship that, in its due time, is determined by the Lord to bring down Assyria (one prophetic name for the dark spiritual kingdom that will rage and rear its ugliest head during the toughest of times, soon upcoming). The word of God is non-negotiable, regardless as to what anyone might teach, preach or speak forth in futility, hoping that somehow God will come along on their perhaps well-intended but humanistic hope of Him abandoning His own eternal word. There will be huge battles and conflict at the end of this age. Zech 12-14, Matt 24. Ezekiel 38-39. And simultaneously there will be huge revival. A recent article on this EZ site addresses the Divine Dichotomy. Isa 60:1-2 tells us darkness will cover the earth and simultaneously we’re called and in fact anointed to rise and shine because His light will be upon us. Both are well on their way.
BACK TO THE IMPACT OF PROPHETIC WORSHIP IN THOSE DAYS:
31 For through the voice of the Lord
Assyria will be beaten down,
As He strikes with the rod.
32 And in every place where the staff of punishment passes,
Which the Lord lays on him,
It will be with tambourines and harps;
And in battles of brandishing He will fight with it.
YEAR AND DATES:
God speaks to His people and moves upon His people often in specific and notable calendar dates. He’s done that many times in the past.
Tisha B’Av – both the first and second temple were destroyed on the same day of the year. First by Babylon (586 BC), then by Rome (AD 70). The Jews were dispelled from England (1290), France (1306) and Spain (1492) on that same day. The final solution was initiated by Hitler on that same day (1941). There were additional dark events on that one day. Might God be working to get the attention of His people? The article below is not about today, but it is about A DAY on the calendar that appears marked for trouble – let’s simply look at this as one more way our great God chooses to move and to deal with His people and all people. He wants us to learn how He speaks.
911 – The numbers (911) that America utilizes still for emergency calls is the exact date of the World Trade Center attack. I happened to be there. These are the verses on and around Jeremiah 9:11 (one [verse 10] of which was ignorantly declared in pride as NY dedicated the land of the WTC disaster, failing to recognize the prophetic irony of their own plans to REbuild and REstore with sadly no mention of REpentance):
8 The Lord sent a word against Jacob,
And it has fallen on Israel.
9 All the people will know—
Ephraim and the inhabitant of Samaria—
Who say in pride and arrogance of heart:
10 “The bricks have fallen down,
But we will rebuild with hewn stones;
The sycamores are cut down,
But we will replace them with cedars.”
11 Therefore the Lord shall set up
The adversaries of Rezin against him,
And spur his enemies on,
12 The Syrians before and the Philistines behind;
And they shall devour Israel with an open mouth.
For all this His anger is not turned away,
But His hand is stretched out still.
13 For the people do not turn to Him who strikes them,
Nor do they seek the Lord of hosts.
Besides the implications of eyes with clear vision as the Lord watches the people on earth, the year numbered 2020 is exactly 400 years since our founding fathers’ primary pre-nation “national” covenant. 4’s stand big in God’s plan. The rains of judgment in the days of Noah. Egypt. Time wandering in the desert. Moses on Sinai. The spies in Canaan. Jesus in the desert.
2020 and JUBILEE:
The Bob Jones prophecy (re Super Bowl and Chiefs, and releasing chiefs, and revival) of course is profound. In the fourth quarter, the magic suddenly happened and the Chiefs came back from a seemingly hopeless deficit and were victorious, precisely and notably 50 years (the Jubilee anniversary) since Chiefs won the Super Bowl their first (and only other) time.
2/1/2020 AM – BREAKFAST WITH A WOMAN OF GOD, A WIDOW
In the AM my wife and I shared a breakfast meeting with a mighty woman of God who had lost her anointed husband and two children in a plane crash, many years ago. The Jesus Movement had lost a prophetic worship leader. There were parallels to the Kobe tragedy – both events were the result of people failing to make good decisions at critical times. Note to us all, btw.
2/1/2020 2PM – A MEMORIAL FOR A MAN OF GOD:
That same day, still one day prior to the Super Bowl, the Lord spoke briefly through me at a memorial service for our beloved pastor of nearly thirty years. The gathering brought back together hundreds of older saints who had come into the Kingdom during a most wild and crazy, sloppy and messy and magically powerful Jesus Movement revival (Look, Time, and Life Magazine articles, etc.) and yet that revival suffered suicide, scandal, split, accusations, and a lawsuit.
We had been radically saved, were young, zealous and yet without a whole lot of wisdom, in desperate need of covering and the loving input of spiritual fathers and mothers in the faith. That kind of generational covering would have come by way of olders/elders, of which we had precious few. We found ourselves left on our own. At the 2/1/20 memorial service, I briefly spoke and said (paraphrased as it was not prepared): “Get ready for revival. We have been kept here by God at this older stage of our own lives for this purpose – so that young ones who would come into the upcoming revival can do better than we did and avoid the errors and failures we experienced. There will praying, God-loving, God-fearing and God-knowing elders. They will have us. Get ready”.
2/2/2020 SUPERBOWL SUNDAY – Pre-Game:
I woke up early that AM having received something from the Lord, and began writing rough notes. I later spoke to a small group of some of my/our dearest praying friends minutes before the kickoff and mentioned:
A. The Bob Jones prophesy
B. The fact that the date had a notable numeration to it – it was a most-rare “palindrome day” (numbers read the same backwards and forwards: 02/02, 2020. That had not occurred in over 900 years.
“The previous palindrome date in all formats came 909 years ago on 11/11/1111. The next will come in 101 years on 12/12/2121 and after that there will not be another until 03/03/3030. Solihull School Maths Department wrote on Twitter: “Today is a Palindrome Day in all date formats (UK, USA, ISO). It’s also a palindrome day of the year (33) and there are a palindrome number of days left in the year (333). Quite a unique day!”
C. It was Ground Hog Day! I had already heard/read earlier in the week that there would be a Super Bowl commercial with Bill Murray reprising his role in the Ground Hog Day movie.
Now I was understanding why – this whole weekend and all of its “supernaturalness” was and is about revival, and us getting to do it over and do it right this time. It was about the people of God that our Lord had been preparing, pickling, marinating, refining, even frustrating, as He brought and continues to bring us into the place of emptiness of self so we can be filled by Him and with His spirit for the purposes of His return, for His glory, for the Daniel 12 great exploits.
SUPERBOWL SUNDAY – 4th Quarter:
The Jeep commercial with the Ground Hog Day theme aired during the last quarter of the game, when the Chiefs suddenly woke up and magic happened. In the movie – the clock clicked 6AM time and again. Bill Murray got to do it over and over again, until he got it right.
This upcoming revival is our invitation from the Lord to do it over, and to get it right.
In that hilarious movie, Sonny and Cher sang “I got you, babe” and meanwhile the magic happened.
Meanwhile #2: The chords of our heart can sing: “I got You, Lord, and You’ve got us. We are your people, for such a time as this.”
Coincidences? Co-ordained Incidences? Could it be?
I think so.
What a blessed time to be child of God, a son or daughter of the soon and coming King of the universe and Commander of the armies of heaven. Adonai Tzevoat.
Saints and even pre-saints: If you can hear this, if there is anything out of line in your life, topple it over now. Take it down now. Run to the glorious place of complete surrender.
And meanwhile, Lord, in our own zeal, help us to not manufacture revival, but to manifest revival.
In Your time and by Your spirit, only for Your glory.
all scripture NKJV