From the desk of Steve Shultz:
These are both powerful and potent prophetic words of the Lord from Jennifer LeClaire and Brian Simmons. Yes... this is a day and hour for God's people to Arise!
Remember that "our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms" (Ephesians 6:12).
As I read through these words about Goliaths in our day... it made me think of any spiritual Goliaths we need to take down in our own lives as well. While reading through this, I would encourage you to seek the Lord and let Him show you any areas you can do this in your own lives too.
Get excited about these words from both Jennifer and Brian! I'll leave you with this prophetic word of the Lord from Brian:
"I will thunder at the head of My army. I will bring swift victory before your eyes. No power of Hell is able to hinder when I arise. So come, mighty men of God, shake off your slumber and rub the sleep from your eyes and come with Me."
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"When the Gadites Rise the Goliaths Will Fall"
"When the Gadites rise the Goliaths will fall." I heard the Holy Spirit speak those words Tuesday night after I hung up from our Appeal to Heaven prayer call.
We're praying out the prophecies over the nation and we were praying out a prophetic word Tim Sheets released, part of which read: "As Esther, they will rewrite them by My statutes. Governors of the culture will now come forth. Remnant warriors will now emerge who have the heart of David, the wisdom of Solomon and the tenacity of Paul."
While I was praying through that part of the prophecy, the Holy Spirit started showing me the Gadites. I began to pray for the mighty warring Gadites to rise and take out the Goliaths. Again, when I hung up I heard the Holy Spirit say, "When the Gadites rise the Goliaths will fall."
Who Are the Gadites?
The Gadites came from the tribe of Gad. Gad was the seventh son of Jacob. His name means "troop." The Bible describes the Gadites as "men able to bear shield and sword, to shoot with a bow, and who were skillful in battle, who went to war" (1 Chronicles 5:18). When Jacob blessed his 12 sons before he died, he prophesied, "Gad shall be attacked by raiding bands, but he shall raid at their heels" (Genesis 49:19). In other words, it looked like Gad had lost the fight but he made a comeback. Isn't that what it looks like in America even now? (Photo via Wikipedia)
We find another mention of the Gadites in 1 Chronicles 12:8: "From the Gadites mighty men of valor, men of the war battalion, who could handle shield and sword, whose faces were like the faces of lions, and who were as swift as the gazelles on the mountains, separated themselves for David in the stronghold in the wilderness" (MEV). Remember, it was the Gadites who stood on the side of righteousness with David amid Absalom's great rebellion. The Gadites are the ones who will stand strong amid the Great Falling Away we're seeing in the Church even now.
Matthew Henry's Commentary describes the Gadites this way: "They were able-bodied men, men of incredible swiftness, not to fly from, but to fly upon, the enemy, and to pursue the scattered forces. In this they were as swift as the roes upon the mountains, so that no man could escape from them; and yet they had faces like the faces of lions, so that no man could out-fight them. They were disciplined men, trained up to military exercises; they could handle shield and buckler, use both offensive and defensive weapons... They were daring men, that could break through the greatest difficulties. What enemies those were that they met with in the valleys, when they had passed Jordan, does not appear; but they put them to flight with their lion-like faces, and pursued them with matchless fury ..."
Goliath Must Fall
The Gadites had faces like lions. I like that. It means the fierceness and boldness showed on their faces, intimidating their enemies. Proverbs 28:1 says, "The wicked flee when no man pursues, but the righteous are bold as a lion."
How bold is a lion? They aren't called the king of the jungle for nothing. The Bible calls the lion "strongest among beasts" (see Proverbs 30:29-30). Amos asked, "The lion has roared; who will not fear?" (Amos 3:8) You can hear a lion roar from miles and miles away. And Peter warns us to, "Be sober and watchful, because your adversary the devil walks around as a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour" (1 Peter 5:8). Of course, Jesus is the Lion of the Tribe of Judah (see Rev. 5:5). (Photo via Jennifer LeClaire, Charisma Magazine)
Goliath, on the other hand, was just an uncircumcised Philistine. Unlike the Gadites, Goliath was not in covenant with God. Goliath could not claim the promises of God. Goliath may look big—and he is—but he is no match for the Gadites. In your life and in this nation, Goliaths have risen up to war against us. But take heart. When the Gadites rise, the Goliaths will fall. Rise up now, bold as a lion, and decree and declare your victory over Goliath. Stand for truth amid the rebellion! It's time to roar! Decree and declare that the Goliaths attacking this nation will fall, in Jesus' name!
Used by Permission from Charisma Magazine.
News Editor at Charisma Media,
Founder of Jennifer LeClaire Ministries
Jennifer LeClaire is senior editor of Charisma. She is also director of Awakening House of Prayer in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, co-founder of AwakeningTV.com, a leader in the New Breed Revival Network, and author of several books, including The Next Great Move of God: An Appeal to Heaven for Spiritual Awakening; Mornings With the Holy Spirit, Listening Daily to the Still, Small Voice of God; The Making of a Prophet and Satan's Deadly Trio: Defeating the Deceptions of Jezebel, Religion and Witchcraft.
"Awaken! Arise and Run with Me!"
While in Australia, I felt the fire of the Holy Spirit ready to sweep over the land. Early one morning, I heard God's voice, first a whisper, but later that day – it was a thunder.
Word of the Lord by Brian Simmons:
"Awaken, My men of God, awaken! The hour is late and I need you to arise and run with Me. My glorious women are surging forward with strength, like the mighty horses that run to battle. My fearless women are ready for the battle. But I need the men to arise. Put on your weapons of righteousness and take your place in battle formation!
"I will thunder at the head of My army. I will bring swift victory before your eyes. No power of Hell is able to hinder when I arise. So come, mighty men of God, shake off your slumber and rub the sleep from your eyes and come with Me.
"I have set before you the example of manhood. It is My servant David. I made him a king because of His love for Me. I made him an example of leadership because of His courage to run after My heart. Take strength, O David's men, for I will use you in wonderful ways in the days to come. Let your heart be filled with courage! Let your thoughts be steadfast, fixed on Me. For I will lead you, and where I lead you it is impossible for you to fail. (Photo via Wikimedia)
"Sons of the Living God, servants of the Cross, seekers of My heart – arise!
"Warriors of love, poets of praise, teachers of My truth – arise!
"Sacrifice all to Me and I will give you all of My glory. Lay aside your distractions. Take the sword and slay your giant Goliath that stands before you – the giant of seeking power and a name for yourself. I give you a sound mind to hear and obey all that I say.
"Set your heart on Me and prepare yourself, for the greatest days of glory are ahead. I call you to active duty, not part-time commitment. My sons, follow Me into the new horizons of holiness and taste the power of the ages to come. My Spirit is upon you and My Word burns in your soul. I need you, My sons. I love you, My sons. This is your day of victory! For I am calling the men back to Me, your eternal Father."
1 Timothy 6:11-14, The Passion Translation: "...You are God's man, so run from all these errors. Instead, chase after true holiness, justice, faithfulness, love, hope, and tender humility. There is a battle raging, so fight with faith for the winner's prize! Lay your hands upon eternal life, for this is your calling—celebrating in faith before the multitude of witnesses! So now, I instruct you before the God of Resurrection Life and before Jesus, the Anointed One, who demonstrated a beautiful testimony even before Pontus Pilate, that you follow this commission faithfully with a clear conscience and without blemish until the appearing of our Lord Jesus, the Messiah."
The Passion Translation
Website: stairwayministries.org / thepassiontranslation.com
Brian Simmons is known as a passionate lover of God. After a dramatic conversion to Christ, Brian knew that God was calling him to go to the unreached people of the world and present the Gospel of God's grace to all who would listen. With his wife Candice and their three children, he spent nearly eight years in the tropical rain forest of the Darien Province of Panama as a church planter, translator, and consultant. Brian was involved in the Paya-Kuna New Testament translation project. He studied linguistics and Bible translation principles with New Tribes Mission. After their ministry in the jungle, Brian was instrumental in planting a thriving church in New England (U.S.), and now travels full time as a speaker and Bible teacher. He is also the lead translator for The Passion Translation Project which will result in a new, dynamic version of the Bible for this generation. He has been happily married to Candice for over forty-two years and is known to boast regularly of his children and grandchildren.
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