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Now THIS is a timely word from Ben Lim of Los Angeles. In it, he shares the significance of the times we are living in because of WHO we are in Jesus.
Like most of the words we've been posting lately, this one continues along the theme of recognizing who we are in Christ and rising up to take our places of authority as Ben shares:
The accuser of the Brethren has been stirring up things uncontrollably because he sees God's hand on you. Because the Lord is raising you and is strategically placing you in the right places, the enemy has been stirred. The accuser is afraid! The accuser is intimidated by you and by your posture and position. The accuser is trying to stir up a false ruckus to bring you down!
Well...that is something! The enemy SEES God's hand on you and is AFRAID. I won't give it all away but I'll say...continue reading and your faith will be stirred in ALL God has for you to become! (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)
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"The Heavenly Tug-of-War: the Lord is Pulling Down Mantles and Principalities"
Definition of Tug-of-War
1: a struggle for supremacy or control usually involving two antagonists.
2: a contest in which two teams pull against each other at opposite ends of a rope with the object of pulling the middle of the rope over a mark on the ground.
There's been a tug of war in the spirit. Everybody's been feeling this war that's been taking place in the heavenlies. It's not one of the flesh, though we are seeing a lot of that arise and manifest. There's been a shift or a tug-of-war in the heavenlies for position, prosperity, and power. Things have been up in the air. There's been a pulling and a contesting in the spirit. We can see and feel it in the natural, in the governments, and even within the government of the Church. Who's been pulling? What's been pulling?
Concerning the Church, no longer will there be a back and forth tug of position, power, and political correctness. No longer will there be this back and forth argument and debate. This spirit of accusation and division cannot remain in the House of God. The Lord is blotting this out and He is releasing a shift in the atmosphere! The Lord is doing this. He is setting up a new government in the heavens and the Earth. Things are shifting rapidly and radically.
The Daniel Spirit
"The Lord is turning up the heat and the fire is blazing. If you can't take the heat, then you better stay out of the kitchen!"
I believe the Lord is raising up Daniels in this hour more than ever. People who are pure in heart, motive, speech, and mind. People who move with the heart and love of God. People who can be trusted with the more and the greater. People who are willing to pay the cost to be cleansed of themselves and to be filled with all of JEHOVAH.
People who are willing to pray into the releasing of a prophetic Word and not need to see it fulfilled or manifested for themselves. They are serving the Lord and His Word rather than wanting the Word to serve them. The Lord is raising up Daniels who are pure in heart, mind, and motive. There's been a tug-of-war in the minds of men. The Lord is judging the mind, Saints! He is judging the mind and mindsets, the belief systems and paradigms of men in this time!
God is Distinguishing You
"Then this Daniel distinguished himself above the governors and satraps, because an excellent spirit was in him; and the king gave thought to setting him over the whole realm. So the governors and satraps sought to find some charge against Daniel concerning the kingdom; but they could find no charge or fault, because he was faithful; nor was there any error or fault found in him." (Daniel 6:3-4 NKJV)
The Lord is distinguishing you because of your purity, your heart, and your precious place in the bosom of the Father. No one else can take your place. No one else can be you. Who you are is precious to the Lord.
The spirit of excellence and purity was residing and abounding on Daniel's life. This favor was manifesting because of His lowliness, faithfulness, and purity. He paid the cost and cleansed himself of anything, to serve the greater purpose of seeing Heaven's holiness in himself.
God is Appointing You
The Bible says that this Babylonian king was thinking/pondering of appointing Daniel in the highest place of position; to be an overseer of the whole realm! So the governors, satraps and others, plotted to find a charge or an accusation against him. (Photo via Flickr)
The accuser of the brethren has been stirring up things uncontrollably because he sees God's hand on you. Because the Lord is raising you and is strategically placing you in the right places, the enemy has been stirred. The accuser is afraid! The accuser is intimidated by you and by your posture and position. The accuser is trying to stir up a false ruckus to bring you down!
There's been a spirit of accusation that's been trying to come up against you. But the hand of the Lord will shield, block, and cover you. Nobody and nothing can stop nor hinder what God is doing.
The Lord is preferring you. People of power and position are preferring you, but many are jealous and are feeling contentious towards you. Don't mind them. Don't let yourself be bothered by their fleshly insecurities. Be you. Do you! The hand of God is favoring and preferring you in this time!
Absolutely No Fault!
The Bible says that as hard as they tried, they could not find any fault in Daniel! There is nothing that you and the enemies of this world have in common! Even Jesus said, "I will no longer talk much with you, for the ruler of this world is coming, and he has nothing in Me" (John 14:30 NKJV). The word nothing in Greek is οὐδείς, which means "no one, nothing, absolutely nothing at all." It means that the door has been shut!
The Lord is shutting the doors of your accusations! The Lord is shutting the doors of your enemies! He is shutting down the doors so that absolutely nothing and no one can come up against you! He is shutting down the plans of the enemy. He is shutting him down! The doors are shut!
This is the doing of the Lord. The LORD is saying to you:
"I will raise you up as Daniel was lifted up in all of Persia and the nations! Though they are against you, I will raise you up in this time and cause you to shine with favor," says the LORD.
"Though you may have felt like it was your fault or you did something wrong, this spirit of fear and these lies will no longer remain! I am causing you to shine!"
The Lord is raising you up in this time!
"You will rise up as a champion from the ashes of destruction. You are being distinguished and the hand of God is causing you to shine. You will be immovable and unshakable."
America needs a visitation. We need heavenly insight and wisdom. We need the perspective of God's throne. We must not be moved in the flesh in this time, but we must be moved by His holy fire. It is not time for the flesh; it is time for the fire!
The Lord is turning up the heat and the fire is blazing. If you can't take the heat, then you better stay out of the kitchen!
The "Now" Weapon!
The Lord is giving us new strategies, wisdom, tactics, and plans to know how to defeat the enemy. The old is done with! The dead is gone and shed and the Lord is raising up new mantles, wineskins, and methods of reaching our governmental stance and status. The Ekklessia is rising!
The hand of God is picking up different people in the spirit. There's been such a massive shift as Pentecost has passed. The new Church is being born-again! There is a new Church that is being released. This Ekklessia is branching and marching out all across the Earth in fresh fire and glory.
The old ways of waging war have ceased. The Lord is releasing new weapons of war in the spirit. The Lord is imparting new strategies of seeing, being, believing, and speaking.
"You will also declare a thing, and it will be established for you; so light will shine on your ways." (Job 22:28 NKJV)
"What you decide on will be done, and light will shine on your ways." (Job 22:28 NIV)
Light is coming because of the word you have declared! Keep daring and keep declaring! Keep daring and keep diving! Your declaration is your destination! The Lord is establishing a new thing by your word of declaration!
Our declaration is our decision. The Lord is anointing us with wisdom to decide and to declare rightly. To make heavenly moves and advancements by the revelation of Heaven. The Lord is anointing us to be His holy ambassadors and spokesmen like never before. Like Peter rose up on the Day of Pentecost, so will many. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)
Where are the Peters? Where are the firey preachers? Where are the intercessors? The Lord is establishing His Zion, His City, and His government upon the hill of America! He is establishing His City of shining and blazing righteous light, on the mountains of the world. He is doing it!
Cut the Way!
But we must declare it and stand strong together with the Lord of hosts. We must stand and declare His Word together in the unction and anointing of God. It's time to decree it and to be it!
The Lord is dividing the Red Sea for you and our people! The Lord is cutting in half the Body of the Pesach Lamb! The Lord is splitting the rock in two for the waters of replenishing to gush forth! The Lord is cutting in half the rocks and hard places and is dividing the encampments of the enemy!
The things that were against you are being cut in half! The walls of opposition are falling as the Word of the Lord is dividing it in two. Your declaration is making a way in the wilderness!
The Lord is Pulling!
The Lord is pulling on you. The Lord is pulling down the mantles and reinforcements of Heaven. The Lord is pulling down the principalities of the air.
In midst of this tug-of-war, the Lord is raising you up. You will rise up as a champion from the ashes of destruction. You are being distinguished and the hand of God is causing you to shine. You will be immovable and unshakable. (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)
Ben Lim, Senior Pastor
His Way Life Church
Ben Lim is a dynamic Millennial leader, who currently serves as the senior pastor of His Way Life, in Koreatown, Los Angeles. He is the director of Open Heaven Cry, a missions and revival network, and is a highly sought out international speaker. He is the CEO of Ben Lim TV and is the author of the book Men of Valor. He loves to live life in the fullness as a son of the Most High.
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