From the Desk of Steve Shultz:
In 1 Chronicles 12:32, we see this revelatory statement about the gifting and calling of the Issachar People in Israel: "Of the sons of Issachar, men who understood the times, with knowledge of what Israel should do..."
With that Scripture, we now see what is meant when we speak of Issachar prophets. Not all prophets or prophetically gifted people have this Issachar anointing.
The Body of Christ is truly desperate for more Issachar prophetic voices who KNOW THE TIMES AND SEASONS we are in.
When prophets miss it, you'll hear things such as, "God is angry with the Church," or, "The rapture could be any day now, etc." Untrue statements illustrate that a given prophet is NOT an Issachar prophet.
Issachar prophets know and understand and have been given the wisdom, insight, encounters with God, visions and more...that tell them, among other things, "We are in the end times, but this is NOT the end of time," (to quote my old friend Kim Clement who has gone to be with the Lord).
We need to be told what time it is and what the Church must be doing now to be in the will and purposes of God to get the Gospel to some 5 billion who have never heard the Gospel.
Here is a very insightful article by Prophet Phyllis Ford that is "spot on" regarding what the Issachar prophets will have and what they will do. (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)
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"Issachar People Will Arise with Wisdom, Favor and Provision!"
by Phyllis Ford, Arlington, TX
We will see an Issachar people arise in this hour to do three major things:
1. They will speak into the hearts of men carrying the wisdom of God in this hour. This will not only reveal the manner of their next course of direction with the foreknowledge/understanding of why a particular season has come upon them, but also how to deal with the dilemmas of the day. So those who hear the word of the Lord can walk in wisdom, which includes the timing of the Lord. By doing so, it will place the hearer in the best possible position of obedience in following the ways of the Lord.
2. They will sit and confer at the table of kings releasing and implementing resolutions. They will establish optimum Kingdom advancement to deal with tasks that must be set forth for any coming famine, world evangelism, build and maintain cities of refuge, and many more necessary projects. This will be for the purpose of leaning in and looking over the horizon with an eye to reform, reorder, and remold the future for the fulfillment of rule and reign in the earth.
3. They will carry a favor from God to step into a wealthy place. This will not be because of associations with men nor money-making strategies, but because their hearts will be aligned with God's and built upon honor and integrity. Plans will be set in order to walk out the heavenly directive, carrying the desire to cover those who are less fortunate and are temporarily unable to do it themselves.
The Camels are Coming: Issachar Favor!
Issachar is the tribe that represented the knowledge of the times and seasons and what Israel ought to do. The donkey that is symbolized in Issachar reveals to us that there is a recompense of the Lord coming to His people (Hebrews 10: 35). Here is another matter to be searched out as we partake in the table of kings:
His Word to the Remnant:
"During this time, I am releasing a deep emotional healing. I am the lifter of your heads, I am a bearer of your circumstances, and I will bring you through the adversities of the day. For I am able to reconcile all things as you enter into My presence. It is a new place of forgiveness on every level. This is a time of promotion and favor that will come from My hand. For I will place My hands upon your hand, so that they will grow and prosper in My way.
"Look to Me, make the necessary adjustments along this pathway, and be transformed by My strength. There will be a removal of false things that will fall by the wayside as My strength comes upon you. For it will not be found in man, but in Me. There will be a support that will come from those who are merging their hearts and minds toward Me, and I will release joy and the abundance of life and well-being upon them."
Provision: There will be provision but it will be for the funding of the work of the Lord. It will add to many lives during this time. This will be within the prophetic word given to Issachar by His father Jacob in Genesis 49:14-15. Also within the character of Issachar, there is a deep humility that is found in the removal of fleshly things, and out of it flows wealth and reward. (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)
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