As I read through this article by Millennial Pastor Ben Lim, I felt a supercharge from the Lord...and what He is doing in this season of restoring His people and bringing great favor.
I believe some of you are going to be so overwhelmed by the goodness of the Lord and His payback to you in this time! (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)
The Lord is about to release His golden scepter over you! I hear the Lord saying, "I am paying you back double for all of your troubles. I am about to release My holy scepter of recompense on the earth." There is a pay-back that the Lord is releasing.
Some of you have been suffering for so long. For so long you have been mistreated, dishonored, and disregarded and have been put off to the side. But you shall no longer be ignored and muzzled. You will no longer be thrown out of the churches. The last shall be the first and the first will be the last. The Lord is releasing a divine pay-back all across the earth.
"'Vengeance is Mine' says the Lord!" (Romans 12:19)
Smashing All the Idols, Curses and Naysayers
The Lord is about to smash up and down every single idol in your heart, in your life, and in your family. Everything that is trying to take the glory of God and take the place of our Savior is about to get smashed. The Lord of the angel armies is a jealous God and He is coming against His enemies!
"The Lord will pay you back for all that the enemy has tried to steal, kill, and destroy. Vengeance belongs to the Lord."
The Lord is raising up the King Jehus to ride in triumph over all of your enemies. Hallelujah! Watch out, you Jezebels, because your time of sliming and dimming the prophets of the Lord is now finished.
Elijah was under the spell of Jezebel's witchcraft and terror for days in the desert. But after the Lord touched him, he ignited up in a spirit of acceleration and ran, ran, ran ahead of King Ahaz. Why? Because the curse was broken and the heavens were about to rain.
It's time for heavy rain my friends! The Holy Spirit is about to rain and reign down like never before! 2018 is the 70th year of the Latter Rain Revival in 1948. This is the 70th year anniversary of the Voice of Healing revival which started in 1948. This is also the 70th year anniversary of Israel becoming a recognized nation again. Hallelujah! This is the year of divine pay-back and recompense.
Get ready for heavy rain my friends! The Holy Spirit is about to rain down again, and again, and again, and again in this year. The curse is broken and it is now time for you to let out the spirit of the prophetic rain. Prophecy commands the rains of Heaven and the prophets of God release Heaven's blessings.
No longer will the true prophets of God be muzzled in silence but they will now roar, as the deep which cries out to deep!
The Esthers are Arising
"Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD rises upon you. See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the LORD rises upon you and His glory appears over you." (Isaiah 60:1-2)
Though you were surrounded by deep darkness, the Holy Spirit is about to illuminate you with great glory. The Lord is about to arise in and out of you and His great glory is about to rise upon you. It is time for the Esthers of purity to arise. It's time for the Esthers of righteousness to arise. It's time for the kings and queens of the land to take their place and to dethrone every evil thought and influence. Nothing shall stand in their way. Nothing shall hinder the move of God! (Photo via Pixabay)
God is Extending His Favor and Grace
God has seen you in your misery and He is now extending His mercy. He has seen you in your pain and He is now uplifting you into your purpose. He knows your heart to seek His face and to desire for righteousness to fill the land. He has heard your prayers and seen your years of preparation and sacrifice. It is now time for the Esthers to arise!
"Then the king extended the gold scepter to Esther and she arose and stood before him." (Esther 8:4)
When the king stretched out his golden scepter, that was when Esther arose and stood before him in all of his array. The Lord is about to call you up and out so that you can arise and stand. It's time for you to arise! If you've been bowed down and laid low, then it is time for you to arise! If you have been trampled by men and crucified by the system, then it's time for you to arise! The Esthers are rising in purity and in holiness. The Esthers are rising in righteousness and glory. The Esthers are arising in this hour.
The Extension of the Gold Scepter Signified Three Things:
"Then she said, 'If it pleases the king and if I have found favor before him and the matter seems proper to the king and I am pleasing in his sight...'" (Esther 8:5)
It was apparent that Esther had the favor of the king. This was an important position and a most precious asset to have. It isn't an easy thing to have favor with kings and queens. It is not an easy matter to have favor with the lions of the land. One must win this favor and to have it, is to obtain great power. God is extending great favor towards you, so that you can do all that God has put inside of your heart.
"...let an order be written overruling the dispatches that Haman son of Hammedatha, the Agagite, devised and wrote to destroy the Jews in all the king's provinces." (Esther 8:5)
"The Lord is about to smash up and down every single idol in your heart, in your life, and in your family."
The extension of the king's gold scepter showed that Esther had the authority to ask for a request from the king. She now had authority to speak into his life and to change his mind. She now had the authority to act out the king's wishes. This favor gave her authority to change the mindset of the land and to revoke any past issues and to deal anew. She had authority to implement change in the land. God is giving you authority to set matters into motion in Jesus' name!
3) RECOMPENSE AND POWER
"The king's edict granted the Jews in every city the right to assemble and protect themselves; to destroy, kill and annihilate the armed men of any nationality or province who might attack them and their women and children, and to plunder the property of their enemies." (Esther 8:11)
Because of this favor and authority, the Jews now had power to destroy every evil and wicked thing that was plotted against them. It established a holy plumb line and a new order of the Kingdom. It smashed the false decrees of the enemy and it gave them power to release justice in the Lord. The Lord will pay you back for all that the enemy has tried to steal, kill and destroy. Vengeance belongs to the Lord.
"When Mordecai left the king's presence, he was wearing royal garments of blue and white, a large crown of gold and a purple robe of fine linen. And the city of Susa held a joyous celebration. For the Jews it was a time of happiness and joy, gladness and honor." (Esther 8:15-16)
It's time for you to be robed in the righteousness of Christ Jesus. You shall spoil the enemy for all that he has inflicted and you will walk forth in great celebration – a double for all of your troubles! The Lord will give you great happiness, joy and honor.
Fresh Oil and Fragrance
"Before a young woman's turn came to go in to King Xerxes, she had to complete twelve months of beauty treatments prescribed for the women, six months with oil of myrrh and six with perfumes and cosmetics." (Esther 2:12)
It's time for you to be anointed with fresh oil from Heaven above. May the Lord anoint you and bathe you as Esther was anointed for twelve months time, in myrrh, and special perfumes, and ointments. (Photo via Elijah Shopper)
May you permeate the fragrance of Christ. It's time for the anointing of the Lord to permeate your every chamber, room, home, and business in Jesus' name! Get ready for the smell of death to leave you. Get ready for the smell of mourning to leave you and for the smell of sickness to leave you. But it is now time to anoint yourself afresh in the myrrhs of Jesus Christ.
The fragrance of the Lord will fill your home like the newness of the springtime season. It's time for the Esthers to arise, for the King of glory has extended His mighty scepter of favor and righteousness over you. It's time for His holy recompense. (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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