Westley Roderick gives us a zealous word I believe is straight from the heart of God:
Are you called to the very darkest of places to bring God's Kingdom? If so, you've got to read this word by Westley and share it with all of your friends. Let's be zealous for the things of God...no matter what our age! (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)
Several months ago, I was awakened in the very early morning by the voice of the Lord. I heard, "I'm raising up a parliament of prophets." Prior to this moment, I already knew that a grouping of owls is known as a parliament. I believe in this moment, it wasn't just that God was speaking to me about a collection of prophetic people, but that they would have characteristics similar to that of an owl.
The Lord said, "I am going to breathe upon these individuals in such a way that they will begin filling up My house with brothers and sisters." We have been given and charged with the job of reconciliation. He said, "I am going to lead these people to go out into the darkness – into the very darkest of places – during the worst of the worst situations."
The Lord was referring to a parliament because owls have an impeccable ability to see through the darkness and have highly developed hearing. It is said that owls have a 100% strike ratio while hunting under the cover of darkness. In addition to that, owls have an ability to turn their heads in a 270-degree view of their surroundings giving to a plane of sight.
All of these additional abilities that are proprietary to owls are what make this bird a great metaphor and symbol for the coming prophetic movement. This collection of prophetic people will have the counsel and the wisdom of the Lord on how to strike with accuracy and break the shackles of darkness.
Bring Them Back to the Nest
In correlation, the Lord is saying that in the next prophetic movement, "I am going to be raising up a movement of people that will be able to reach for those in the darkness and bring them back to the nest." God is going to breathe upon a group of prophetic voices whose sole purpose, calling, and gifting is the ability to go out into the darkest of places and bring people back to the nest. The nest is figurative of the Father's house.
The purpose of this movement is to bring souls back into the Father's house. There is an anointing and a covering to go into the dark places where people are afraid to go on a regular basis and rescue the lost. These prophetic people will have the ability to "see" with a wider peripheral vision than others. Their ability to see into the darkness will be nearly perfect, and it will give them a 100% strike ratio. That means that when they bring somebody into the Kingdom, there will not be a whole lot of lolly-gagging or frolicking around. The way they will operate, function and move about will be very precise, strategic and carried out with wisdom and stealth.
"This kingly anointing is going to bring healing and restoration to all people. God is going to speak to people through the voice of a father. He is going to begin raising up fathers who can raise up fathers."
In Matthew chapter 9, we see that Jesus was eating and drinking with the sinners and tax collectors. Many people came up to Him and said, "Why do you sit here and eat and drink with sinners and with the tax collectors?" And Jesus said, "I can tell you to go learn the meaning of the Scripture that I desire mercy and not sacrifice" (see Matthew 9:12-13). Jesus is right there in their midst. The Spirit of prophecy is the revelation of Jesus.
Therefore, the Father is raising up prophets who will abide in the darkness for the sake of bringing light. God Himself hides within a dark cloud. This new order of prophetic people is going to be there with peripheral vision and will be able to see wider and further into this darkness. They will be able to hear and know the Father's voice. That is a promise that we have from the Father: "My sheep will know My voice."
He said, "I am going to breathe upon people." We are going to see a marking of Joseph and a marking of Daniel upon a prophetic movement and the remnant of people.
The Marketplace Prophet
If you look at the life of Joseph, you see that his brothers traded him off into slavery. He was raised up with, lived amongst, and worked and operated for a Pharaoh and his people. Most prophetic voices in Scripture typically operated in the light of being a consultant to a king or to somebody in great power, authority and influence. Joseph had the ear of a Pharaoh. Some of us need to come into a place where we can begin to have the ear of a Pharaoh and where Pharaoh can learn he can trust us and, therefore, will listen to us.
Often people are so detoured by longing for their purpose and place within the Church body. They are looking for God to fulfill their calling or their passion only within the Church Body, and that is not where they are called. In that process, Scripture is misrepresented, causing a mindset of feeling betrayed by the Church and constantly battling with a constricting feeling inside those four walls.
Let's look at Joseph's response to the way he was treated. After years of struggle and pain he still says, "What you intended for evil, God has turned to good" (see Genesis 50:20). We often interpret this Scripture by saying, "What the enemy intended for evil, God will use for good." However, let's look at who betrayed Joseph and who he was actually speaking to in that moment. It was not the principalities and powers of darkness and it was not satan. It was, in fact, his own brothers who betrayed Joseph and it was his brothers he was speaking to when he said that. They became so jealous and so insecure of his gift that they tried to get rid of him. (Photo via Flickr)
Maybe you're feeling like you are having a hard time and struggling to find your groove in a church. Maybe God is not calling you to be a prophet or a prophetic voice inside a church, but rather He's calling you to be inside Pharaoh's camp. He's calling you out into the marketplace and in the wilderness place. Prophecy ultimately brings people in to reveal Jesus to them. Prophecy is meant to reveal the heart of God, to reveal the secrets of people's hearts, and to reconcile them back to Christ. It's meant to reveal Jesus, who died for them, so that He can have a relationship with them. This can be done inside the marketplace and the wilderness place.
The Joseph anointing is going to come upon a group of people and God is going to bless them the way He blessed Joseph. This isn't limited to just dream interpreters; Joseph also acted as a consultant. The Joseph anointing comes with a wealth and a power to create and build wealth. God wants to move on a people group that can operate as business consultants and speak to "Pharaoh" out there in society who needs that connection to God.
God wants to use many people as a bridge, but we are so busy trying to find and get hold of the microphone inside the church that we are not taking hold of the calling that God has given us outside of the church.
You're the Light of the World
This is why many people are feeling so uncomfortable inside the church when trying to function in their callings and giftings. They are meant to use their gifts, their talents, and their voices outside of the church so that they can begin to influence people for Jesus and reveal to them who Jesus is outside the church. Sometimes that's through acts of love and kindness, and other times it's demonstrating what Jesus did, and revealing the secrets of their hearts by using prophecy.
I am NOT saying that you don't need to be a part of a local church or Body. I am saying that maybe your gifting is not made to function inside the church and you are seeking a platform in a place where you are not meant to have a platform.
Many have not been experiencing the favor of God or man because they are not operating from the place they are supposed to be.
True marketplace ministry is where the Lord is speaking to you and giving you creative ideas and ways to create money and wealth. You have business influence and savvy that God uses to reveal who Jesus is on a greater scale and platform. When you begin to do that, you will start to see the favor of God and man upon your life.
The Set-Apart Prophet
The other prophetic anointing that we're going to see is the Daniel-like anointing. There are different lifestyles that are attributed to these individuals throughout their existence. When you look at the lifestyle of Daniel, he was another person who was working and operating in the presence of a king. King Nebuchadnezzar had a dream that no one but Daniel could understand and interpret. Daniel led a set-apart life that created greatness within him for a moment just like this. This is an example of the parliament of prophets that God is raising up. These people are going to operate in a realm of darkness that many people are afraid to go into.
We are going to see a select group of people, who have set themselves apart, and who are going to become like Daniels and Josephs. They realize that they've gone through the season of rejection and being outcasts, and they've been out in the wilderness and left to die for a set-apart reason – for a greater purpose and a greater glory.
God is raising up and blessing a group of people that are going to carry an anointing similar to Daniel. They are going to have the ear of kings like Nebuchadnezzar. God is going to give them the ear of these types of people so that they can speak wisdom into them and reveal the truth, and reveal the Father of life and Jesus to them.
You may find yourself in a place of pressure, like the lion's den. This is the place that God is using to build and establish you. Let the Lord be your rear guard. Do not bow to pressure and do not bow to Nebuchadnezzar.
"You're the light of the world, not the light of the Church."
God says, "I'll set My favor before you like a shield." Allow the favor of God to go before you like a shield and protect you so that He may rise up like a rear guard in your life and keep you from the lion's mouth.
You may find yourself in a very heated situation, but suddenly there's a fourth man in the fire. When you begin to think about it, God has your back no matter where you are. You are called to live a set-apart lifestyle and it's OK if everyone cannot understand it.
Some of you are called to live a set-apart lifestyle so that the Lord can work through you and with you. Some of you feel like Joseph. You ask yourself, "Why is the family of God rejecting me?" They're not rejecting you! This may not be the place for your ministry to be built and established. God wants to build and establish your ministry in a different spot, in a different place, because it serves a greater purpose than what you could ever imagine.
When you begin to step outside the four walls of the church, you will see the favor of God and the favor of man come upon your life and it will rest upon you, opening doors that you could never imagine.
The New Breed American Prophet
There is a new breed of prophets all over America. This breed will be called, "The American Prophet." He is going to give a voice to a remnant of people who are willing to see past the darkness, into the political realm, carrying the lovingkindness of God, which will lead to repentance and cause America to see her purpose, beauty, and everything that she has always been destined and called to be.
Isaiah 63:7a says, "I will forever tell of the lovingkindness of God" (emphasis added).
In this hour, God is speaking to America's beauty and destiny. God is saying to America right now: "No one compares to your beauty. You are beautiful. You have a purpose. You have a calling. You have a destiny. I am going to restore you. I am going to show you how beautiful you truly are I am going to set you on display. You are amazing. You are the apple of My eye."
There are sons and daughters being raised up in this hour who are called to speak to the destiny and to the beauty of America. They are a people who will operate as guardians for America in the prophetic realm, and they will see the what, when, how and where that the enemy is plotting. (Photo via Unsplash)
The Fatherly Prophet
The fourth emerging prophetic voice that I see God is breathing on is a kingly anointing. The kingly anointing is a representation of the Father in Heaven. This anointing will carry the voice of the Father, resemble the voice of the Father, and resonate like the voice of the Father in Heaven.
This kingly anointing is going to bring healing and restoration to all people. God is going to speak to people through the voice of a father. He is going to begin raising up fathers who can raise up fathers.
A father or king looks after the well-being and welfare of the people serving alongside him. He doesn't just seek his own will and glory. He looks to lift other people up because it's all about creating a legacy throughout the generations. A true father looks 20 and 40 years down the road.
God is raising up a prophetic company of people who are going to carry the heart of the Father, who will want to establish a generation of Kingdom dwellers. We need fathers who can speak, fathers who can love, and fathers who can come with power and presence and disrupt the lies of the enemy over the children of God. These fathers will be all about the legacy that they are creating in the name of God, 40 to 80 years down the road. God wants to breathe upon these people. God wants to raise up a generation of people who will become like the Father.
God will anoint their words that will carry so much weight and so much authority and cause them to go further than anyone else's words. God will put something new and something fresh upon their lips and vocal cords, where the frequency and the tone of their voice will carry a weight and a vibration that will literally shake the earth. God is raising these people up right now. (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)
Director of the School of Supernatural Ministry
Westley Roderick is the Director of the School of Supernatural Ministry and an Associate of Fresh Fire Ministries USA under Todd Bentley. Westley had a radical salvation that took place at the age of 19 after a prophetic experience. Immediately following his salvation Westley was placed into church leadership and was developed into a youth pastor, an assistant pastor, and itinerant minister. It was during that time that Westley had an encounter with the Lord Jesus commissioning him. In 2007 Westley left his position of Associate Pastor to become an intern for Todd Bentley in British Columbia, Canada and it was from that time on Westley began traveling and ministering alongside Todd. Since then Westley has become an associate traveling and ministering in his own meetings and crusades healing the sick through the ministry of Jesus and seeing lives being given to Jesus.
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