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Where Are We in Time?
1 Chronicles 12:32, "Of the sons of Issachar, men who understood the times, with knowledge of what Israel should do ..."
We are at a convergence of time in history (His story). Although there are many different epochs and "times" where God moved throughout the Scriptures, I believe we are living at a time where certain, specific past events of Scripture are now linking in with our moment in history. It's as if the Lord is threading these moments with ours, bringing the Spirit, anointing, mantles, and mandates of those days into ours.
I'm going to share what I believe some of these "times" are.
• The time of Him "Hearing the Cry."
• The time when the "Cup is Full."
• The "Appointed" time.
• The "Time of Justice."
• The "Fullness of Times."
In each of these times there were anointed people and peoples of God who carried mantles, mandates, and burdens from the Lord that caused nations to shift and brought people into liberty, freedom, destiny, and their inheritance from God. They are now being poured out upon us! I believe these times of the past are being connected with us! Let's take a look at them.
The Time of Hearing the Cry (Exodus 3:7)
This was the time when the Lord heard the cry of the children of Israel because of their harsh taskmasters and their bondage in slavery. In Moses' day the cry was heard from the children of Israel but I believe this parallels our day. So, then, who are the "Taskmasters" of our day?
• The corrupt bankers and their enslaving debt system (James 5:1-6).
• The "Deep State," "Babylonian," and evil systems of government.
• Anti-Christ religious structures.
• "Big Brother" cultural systems of mind control – media, entertainment, political correctness.
We read in our Bibles that God is "... not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance" (2 Peter 3:9) and that He so loved the world that He sent His Son that none should perish. The cry He has heard in our time is worldwide and "peoples wide"!
The Time of the Full Cup (Genesis 15:16)
God told Abraham his descendants would inherit the land of the Canaanites, but the "cup of the iniquity" of the Amorites was not yet full. They had an inheritance but could not possess it until 400 years of captivity in a foreign land, Egypt. The cup of iniquity of the Amorites was to be filled in those 400 years. The deliverance of Israel and their inheritance was tied to the "cup of iniquity" being full.
What is the "cup of Iniquity" in our day? The same as the Amorites.
• Child sacrifice to Baal – abortion worldwide.
• Human trafficking worldwide.
• Sexual immorality and gross perversion worldwide.
• Idolatry – the worship of demons and Luciferian obsession worldwide.
The cup is full!
The Appointed Time (Daniel 9:24-27 & Isaiah 45)
There are times that are just ordained of the Lord. It is His story, His world, and His divine timing.
Gabriel the angel gave a prophecy to Daniel that there would be 70 years of captivity in Babylon for the Israelites for breaking His Jubilee command, and at the appointed time of 70 years they would be released and return to Israel.
Isaiah 45 prophesied that Cyrus, a king (an outsider), who did not know God, would be God's anointed to conquer and take over Babylon (150 years before Cyrus was born) and it would be for God's elect's sake. In his second year as king over Babylon, he released the Jews to return to Israel!
What is the appointed time of our day?
• In 1948 Israel became a nation. In 1967 they took over Jerusalem. The Dead Sea scrolls were discovered in Wadi Qumran in 1946 or early 1947.
• Donald Trump (an outsider) became the 45th president of the United States. In his second year as president he moved the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and declared Jerusalem as the eternal capital of the nation of Israel on the 70th anniversary of Israel's Declaration of Independence.
The Time of Justice (Esther 7)
This is the month of Adar, the month of Purim. It is a leap year in the Hebrew calendar, therefore we have Adar A and Adar B (February and March), a double-portion month. In the year 5779, a "finishing" year of the Ayin decade, the decade of the "Eye," are you seeing things differently now than in 2010 – 5770?. I'm praying for a "double portion" against the Hamans of this nation and the world this Purim!
There are times of justice when the plans of the wicked, to destroy God's people, are uncovered and the very plans they had for God's people are turned on their own heads.
What are some the injustices for our day?
• The Deep State attempting to destroy our "Cyrus," Donald J. Trump.
• The godless seeking to destroy our nation – Antifa, etc.
• Evil plotting against God's anointed, the "Ekklesia," the Church.
• Unjust judges and decisions disregarding the will of the people and of God, throwing off the "cords" of the law of God (Psalm 2).
• The Senate not protecting live birth abortion survivors.
Fullness of Time
Luke 21:24, "They will fall by the sword and will be taken as prisoners to all the nations. Jerusalem will be trampled on by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled."
The diaspora of the Jews that occurred after the destruction of the Temple in A.D. 70 sent them to all nations of the earth. They were a people without a land until 1948.
In the fullness of time Jesus came to the earth 2,000 years ago. We are now in the Church's (Ekklesia) fullness of time. It is the "arise and shine" moment of Isaiah 60. We are in the process of this now! He has heard our cry. He has heard the cry of the nations! A great awakening and harvest is beginning as the hold of Egypt is being broken and a plundering of her wealth will take place for God's people.
The cup of iniquity is full. The spirits of Joshua and Caleb are upon us. It is time to take the land and dispossess the giants of the culture and restore righteousness and justice and take possession of our inheritance.
It's the appointed time. With Donald Trump as the (Isaiah 45) 45th president, he has a "Cyrus" mandate from the Lord to subdue nations, break open the gates of bronze, and rebuild what Babylon has torn down. The entire world is shifting and shaking since he took office. He will not fail because God is fighting for him and through him just as He did with Cyrus.
The Hour of Esther
We, the Church, are this hour's Esther, with favor to approach the King and expose Haman's plans and declare and decree that they are overturned and justice is coming for God's people. With the acceptance of our oneness with the Jewish people in this hour, great authority is ours as we move in prophetic intercession for the nations!
We are the 3rd-day people of God ("a day is as a thousand years" [2 Peter 3:8]) who are living in the time of the restoration of Israel and Jerusalem with a "Cyrus" as our leader, and the whole world is shifting and shaking!
Hosea 6:1-2, "Come, let us return to the Lord. He has torn us to pieces but He will heal us; He has injured us but He will bind up our wounds. After two days He will revive us; on the third day He will restore us, that we may live in His presence."
All of these former times are paralleling and converging with the moment we are in, and along with these times are the anointings, callings, mantles, and mandates of the ones who God used.
The spirits of Joshua and Caleb are being loosed in this hour, the anointing of Cyrus is upon Trump, and the Church has the mandate of Zerubbabel and Nehemiah to rebuild the spiritual walls around the nations through prophetic declaration. The spirit of Esther is being released to the Church with favor to reveal and destroy the plans of the Hamans of this hour and to restore the fortunes of God's people. From Esther to Hadassah! We are in the time of the "Fullness of the Gentiles," as Jerusalem is now the capital of Israel!
Let's receive these gifts, mantles, and anointings for this hour, in faith, knowing that the victory is ours in Him!
NE Metro Christian Fellowship of Atlanta
Tony Cavener has been in the prophetic ministry for over 30 years, having been "fathered" into the prophetic by Bob Jones. He has ministered in Australia, Canada, the UK, Peru, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, and the US. He and his wife Sandra have been Vineyard church planters in Oklahoma City and in Atlanta Georgia. Tony and Sandra planted their current church, NE Metro Christian Fellowship of Atlanta in December of 1994 during the winds of the Toronto Blessing, and have been pastoring NE Metro Christian Fellowship for the past 22 years. They are currently aligned with Chuck Pierce and Glory of Zion as a Church of Zion. In 2000, Tony experienced a broken neck in a surfing accident in Costa Rica during a day of rest from an International Pastors conference. His C1 and C2 vertebrae were broken completely in two and though he should have died or at least been paralyzed from the neck down, he was miraculously healed by the Lord and has no effects from the injury!