From the desk of Steve Shultz:
My friend Chuck, as many prophetic friends of mine, sometimes have a hard time communicating exactly what God is saying. God's ways are so hard to understand at times, and yet sometimes they are so plain that they are staring us in the face.
Let me be honest that this word IS hard to comprehend, but so was the Apostle Paul and, of course, so was Jesus. Worship and prayer is the KEY here.
The active verse is this, because we are both Kings and Priests unto our God:
Proverbs 25:2 It is the glory of God to conceal a matter; to search out a matter is the glory of kings.
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Freedom Fighters! Calling Forth a Prophetic Triumphant Reserve
Dear Freedom Fighters:
Our nation is changing so quickly. I find I am having a hard time expressing what I felt on the 4th of July. In America, the structure of debt controls our freedom. God's plan of Jubilee required freedom for His covenant nation. Let's ask the Lord to give us a Jubilee strategy for this nation! Below, I have an article related to the Freedom Fighters and Triumphant Reserve that the Spirit of the Lord is rising up in days ahead. That is why we need Apostolic Hubs (Freedom Outposts).
Freedom Fighters and the Triumphant Reserve!
Continue to stand and fight for freedom. Freedom is the absence of slavery. Freedom gives us liberty to go and do what we desire. Only God has and can give absolute freedom. He is not controlled from the outside. Human beings can only experience a measure of freedom in the different areas of life based upon their revelation and relationship with the Lord. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, by His Spirit in Christ, and by becoming a son or daughter, we can experience glorious freedom.
We are in a season of revelation. Jesus explained that when people know the truth, the truth will set them free (John 8:32). He Himself is the Truth (John 14:6). Jesus also declared that if He, the Son of God, set persons free, they would be truly free (John 8:36). Sin enslaves – Christ sets free. The Believer in Jesus is released from the stronghold of sin.
There are individuals called in every generation to stand against the works of darkness. I call these Freedom Fighters. Jesus, the Messiah came to destroy the works of satan. There is a remnant group called to ascend in worship, descend in war and do the same in this season of history in the Body of Christ. Yeshua dethroned and broke the headship of satan, but Freedom Fighters must maintain the victory. Satan works with laws and time to wear down the people of God. The apostle Paul pointed out that the law, when not properly understood, also enslaves. A mechanical sense of compulsion to obey the law binds and restricts one's freedom. Christ loosens the hold that the law has on Christians (Galatians 5:1, 13). When we are free, we can serve and love freely. SHOUT FREEDOM AND READ PSALM 26 AND PSALM 27! Declare an EXODUS from all bondage.
Revelation builds! Revelation overcomes the gates of Hell! Revelation gives us the keys to the Kingdom. Because I could foresee the war season ahead before the manifestation of war actually came into the earth, I wrote The Future War of the Church to help God's people get prepared with the mind-set of the season. This book has chapters relating to how to prepare for war, foundations for future victory, the third-day Church arising, dethroning thrones of iniquity, the transference of wealth, how to defeat lawlessness and bring God's order in the earth realm, the modern-day "ites," and women arising.
When I wrote this book, I received much flack against what it was saying. Then 9/11 happened! The premise of the book was that at the end of seven years, the Lord would form a new wineskin for the His triumphant saints. This book was written and released in May 2001 – before the World Trade Center tragedy in September 2001. This season is very real to most of us now and actually is historical in a sense. We are now pressing into the next season.
We are watching apostolic hubs form. This allows the wine of revelation from the Church to express Kingdom power in the season ahead.
God Has a Triumphant Reserve of Freedom Fighters!
Time produces champions. To triumph means "to celebrate and rejoice with victory and jubilation." Triumph indicates that an advantage has been gained over the enemy. Success has been granted through a supernatural grace that has been released. Think of the time when David triumphantly brought in the ark. The jubilation was incredible. David danced! He lost himself in worship because the Lord had returned the ark of His presence to the place of victory.
When an official entered the city, he was crowned with laurel or gold and usually rode on a chariot drawn by two white horses. He was often followed by the captives from his victories, which might have been defeated kings, princes, or generals who had the chains of triumph around them. Psalm 149 (amp) says:
Praise the Lord! Sing to the Lord a new song, praise Him in the assembly of His saints!
Let Israel rejoice in Him, their Maker; let Zion's children triumph and be joyful in their King!
Let them praise His name in chorus and choir and with the [single or group] dance; let them sing praises to Him with the tambourine and lyre!
For the Lord takes pleasure in His people; He will beautify the humble with salvation and adorn the wretched with victory.
Let the saints be joyful in the glory and beauty [which God confers upon them]; let them sing for joy upon their beds.
Let the high praises of God be in their throats and a two-edged sword in their hands,
To wreak vengeance upon the nations and chastisement upon the peoples,
To bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron,
To execute upon them the judgment written. He [the Lord] is the honor of all His saints. Praise the Lord! (Hallelujah!)
I am a worshiper. The powers of worship and sound set new order in the earth, which is why this passage is so important. How we release sound in the earth binds the enemies with whom we are in conflict. High praises in high places can bring us into triumph in the earth.
On May 31, 2008, the Lord showed me His Triumphant Reserve. He raised me and showed me the nation of the United States of America. First, He revealed His remnant and where they were positioned. Next, He showed me their strength from state to state to state. He showed me how many were moving over into the enemy's camp of religion. He showed me how others were aligning around race and gender as opposed to mission call and gifting.
Then He showed me high places. These were altars that had been built by the enemy and positioned strategically throughout the land. I saw how the sacrifices on these altars were empowering and keeping an atmosphere held captive by ruling hosts. Next, the Lord showed me the atmosphere.
In this vision, He showed me different layers of the atmosphere in relationship to His presence versus the demonic spiritual rule in that particular area or region. (Some areas have already been taken over, and darkness actually rules those areas.) There were ten ruling centers already developed within the United States. Then He showed me the communication systems between these centers. I saw how one sacrifice empowered one dimension of an evil presence, and then that presence would communicate to another center as together they networked their plan of control. (I could go into great detail here, but I will wait for another time to do this. I have recorded all that I saw from State to State and then Nation to Nation.)
The Lord also showed me covenant roots. He actually showed me the level of nurturing that was still grafted to His covenant root, which He had developed from Abraham's obedience. He showed me how this nation had first been nurtured by that root, but now lifelines from the root system had withered. Actually, some of the lifelines in parts of this nation had dried up, and the root system of that part of the nation had changed, allowing a different root structure to be formed.
He then showed me our conflict between the root systems. These conflicts in the next several years would determine what sort of fruit would be brought forth in this nation. He showed me that the conflicts would multiply and intensify. I actually saw orchards of contention. The interesting portion of this vision was that different people groups in each orchard created a different type of fruit than had been tasted of in past seasons. The only thing I could relate to Biblically was the church that came out of Antioch. The Antioch church was an international church that came about for Kingdom advancement for that season in history.
Next, He showed me how the communication system in the United States was linked with systems internationally and how a new form of global communications was forming in the demonic world. This communication would control financial and legal structures. (I then had a dream where the Lord defined the demon force that controlled the communications). But God! He showed me that His remnant was building new freedom outposts (apostolic hubs). These Freedom Fighters that were rising were a remnant that He called His "Triumphant Reserve." They formed a river that looked like glory moving in each state and connecting with the Hub Centers for demonstration and divine power Impartation.
I recorded the outposts (hubs) I saw in each state. He then showed me other outposts (hubs) that needed to form in some places, and still others where the spiritual atmosphere was now not conducive to freedom. A new type of war would have to develop to regain that portion of the land. He actually showed me how prayer strategies from the last season would be of no affect in this season. Nazareth and Capernaum are good examples of this in Jesus' day. I also thought of how the Lord told the disciples, "This kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting" (Matthew 17:21).
He then showed me new calls being extended from Heaven and angels bringing those calls into the earth. The intercession and travail of today are opening the gates of Heaven for these calls to come to the appropriate individuals who will lead in this hour. Next, He showed me His new leadership. This was a leadership of not just the young generation but also realigned generations.
David's mighty army for this hour is being chosen in a threefold generational alignment. When they align, their hearts became one with His, and the strength to overcome is released. God has deposited revelation and vision within you that will be called up for such a time as this. Find your place in this Reserve and fight for the freedom of our future.
A Time of Suddenlies!
On Sunday, July 1, the Spirit of the Lord began to stir during our Celebration Service. Both Barbara Wentroble and Keith Pierce began to prophecy regarding the suddenlies and new administration forming.
To those in the Midwest and Florida where there has been so much destruction recently, I sense the Spirit of God saying, "This is an hour where some suddenlies have come upon you that you did not expect. The suddenlies have brought some devastation. But I say this is an hour when I am going to suddenly appear in the midst of your devastation, and restore. I am suddenly going to appear in the midst of your destruction. I am going to cause a rebuilding process. I am going to loose an apostolic rebuilding. That which had been built on tradition and religious spirits, will no longer be part of you. I am going to rebuild. I am causing a blueprint from Heaven to come down. I am loosing the building plan for the future.
"Suddenly, I am going to show up. Suddenly, I am going to change some old religious minds. Suddenly, I am going to break the spirit of poverty off of you. You are going to arise and you are going to build that that I have built in Heaven. It is time that I shall cause it to manifest in the earth. Suddenly, you will see some things happen you did not expect!
"A new administration has formed this day. When the apostle goes first and the prophet follows and the teacher comes behind, there are miracles, signs and wonders in the house. Even right now, what you are warring for in Colorado, what you are warring for from the east, the west, from the north and the south is reconstructive miracles. Today is the day that the new administration has formed. Today is the day that the new order is occurring. Today is the day that the miraculous release is upon you."
Chuck D. Pierce
Glory of Zion International Ministries
Charles D. "Chuck" Pierce serves as President of Global Spheres, Inc. (GSI) in Corinth, Texas. This is an apostolic, prophetic ministry that is being used to gather and mobilize the worshipping Triumphant Reserve throughout the world. GSI facilitates other ministries as well, and participates in regional and national gatherings to develop new Kingdom paradigms. Chuck also serves as President of Glory of Zion International Ministries, a ministry that aligns Jew and Gentile. He is known for his accurate prophetic gifting which helps direct nations, cities, churches and individuals in understanding the times and seasons in which we live. Chuck and his wife, Pam, have six children and seven grandchildren. He has authored over 20 books, including the best-sellers Possessing Your Inheritance, The Future War of the Church, The Worship Warrior, God’s Unfolding Battle Plan, Interpreting the Times, Redeeming the Time, and Time to Defeat the Devil.