I have had the privilege of ministering with her and Pastor Aaron and have found their meetings to be marked by a raw pursuit of the presence of God. They are uncommon people born for this day.
Amanda operates in a high level of the discerning of spirits along with visions and dreams. She has laser-sharp sight and a strong value system for purity. She is a vessel of honor and glory! (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)
This was a word that was given in July, but I hadn't been released to share it publicly until now. I heard the Lord say that we are moving into the perfect hour for the Church to arise and shine. An "hour" is a small window of time, however in 2 Peter 3:8 says, "But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day."
God and His timing is beyond our human understanding. But this I know: it is an hour to shine brightly for the Kingdom's sake. We must allow our souls to reflect His wondrous nature and His works.
Encounter: "Choose Wisely"
In July, I was taken up in the spirit. I instantly knew I was in the realm of the heavens and I was handed a key, just one key. I only saw the hand that placed this key in my right hand, and then I was led up a spiral staircase into what appeared to be a library in the heavens. There were columns, arches and more books than I have ever seen in one place – possibly my entire lifetime. There were books as far as your eye could see.
As I looked around this magnificent place, I heard the words "choose wisely," and I knew that the instruction was to choose a book. I reached up as high as my hand could reach and grabbed a book. As I did, I heard a voice say, "Awe...Golden Hour!" I pulled the book from the shelf and when I opened it, I felt every element within its pages. The brightest light came from within it, along with heat, wind, and what appeared to be a mist.
This moment jolted me back in my church altar area where those standing around me witnessed me gasp for air. I then wept in the floor for the next 20 minutes, unable to move. I shared with a couple of my intercessors, along with my husband, about all that I had just experienced. At this point, I could still feel it within me. I trembled for what seemed like hours.
What I had experienced was like nothing I've ever experienced before. I thought on it in its entirety the following day. I began to ask the Lord about what I had opened. I then saw a book flash before my eyes. The words written on it astounded me so much that I began to laugh and scream uncontrollably. My husband came into the room and said, "What is it?" Once I could finally get it out I cried, "I opened Isaiah 60...I opened Isaiah 60!"
"Arise, Shine for your light has come, the glory of the Lord has risen 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)
Golden Hour Is Being Released Upon the Church!
I spent the following week praying and contemplating what this meant and what this looked like. I didn't share it with anyone else throughout that week, as I wanted to give the Lord room to do His authentic work.
Overflow Conference 2019, held by my church, was one that I will forever remember. God confirmed and affirmed so many things prophetically that set an establishment in the atmosphere. That Friday night, Samuel Rodriguez preached a powerful word on how idols and the glory cannot dwell together. Dagon will fall! Then he called our pastor (Pastor Aaron) and me on the stage, and began to declare what he saw in the spirit concerning this region and this particular house. Then suddenly, he said, "Oh wow, this is Isaiah 60, 'Arise, shine, your light has come!'"
As you can imagine, I lost it! There is something that happens when God reveals your secret place to everyone publicly. But let me take this a step further. This wasn't something that was just for me, my church or even this region. We, as the CHURCH, are living in the hour of Isaiah 60! The glory is rising and it will not be stopped.
The Two Meanings of Golden Hour
"Golden hour" has two different meanings. I want to share these definitions with you to help you further understand where we are as the Body of Christ.
1. "Golden hour is the first hour after the occurrence of a traumatic injury, considered the most critical for successful emergency treatment."
We are already seeing a lot of trauma in our world. When the glory comes, there is a clear exposure of what is NOT real. Look at the story in 1 Samuel 5:1-6:20. You cannot capture the glory of God as a good luck charm for personal gain. He will share His glory with NO man! We will see a great amount of false structures, idols and Dagon's fall in this season and next. This will be a moment for "THE BRIDE" to rise and bring healing and restoration to those who are most critical.
There has been a season of hijacking of callings and anointings. While this looks devastating, it will actually be the greatest thing that could have happened. The true focus is coming back! There will be no more babies being named "Ichabod" (meaning "inglorious") in churches.
The GLORY is returning! This doesn't mean that we can't have wonderful presentations or even pleasure, but it does mean that the preparation of HIS presence will far exceed the preparation for the presentation!
We must stop preaching that we can't have pleasure and be a Christ follower. That is a lie! While 2 Timothy 3:4 says that men will be lovers of pleasure more than lovers of God, this doesn't mean there shouldn't be pleasure. It says, "MORE THAN." When we place desire for pleasure (fleshly or spiritual) over what God desires, that becomes an idol in our lives.
Psalms 16:11 says, "You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is the fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore." His presence brings pleasure!
There are also so many people within the Body of Christ that are hurting, and we have been placing bandages and perfume on what should be surgically removed and washed! Deliverance is coming along with the GLORY.
2. Golden hour is the last hour of great light to capture the perfect picture.
We have been given a window of opportunity to minister Jesus to a lost and blinded people before His return. 1 John 2:18 tells us that it is the "last hour," and then we are warned about the coming deception. John 9:4, "As long as it is day, we must do the works of Him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work."
With golden hour in the natural, we know that night is upon us, but it is the moment where the perfect picture can be taken. The lighting is the most glorious, and pictures are treasured forever with this setting.
I believe the Lord is letting His Church know that this is the moment to leave a legacy. When we stand before our King, EVERYTHING we do in this next season will matter! The picture will be captured for eternity, not just in Heaven, but also for our destiny on Earth, as long as the Lord tarries.
Isaiah 60 has been opened and released into the trusted hands of those who will continually give all glory to God, our Father. As we are approaching the close of 2019, may we prepare body, soul and spirit to be carriers of His presence into this new hour of ministry.
Restoring Hope Church
Amanda CrabbÂ has a heart that yearns to see the hopeless become hopeful once again, the bound be set free, and those who have lost their way find their divine destiny through Jesus Christ. She ministers from a place of experience and love, longing to help those who are hungering and thirsting for more of Him, and to reach those who need the Master's touch. Amanda Crabb married the love of her life, Aaron, in October of 2001. God has richly blessed their ministry and touched the lives of millions in the process. Amanda and Aaron pastor Restoring Hope Church in Hendersonville, TN. Her greatest joy comes from her four children: Elijah David, Eva Lynn, Ean William and Eda Beth.
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