I have felt the Lord's call to His prophetic army to arise and assemble, shake off the dust of the onslaught, and press into what God is doing because many have been lost in the swirl, caught up in the fight, and have lost their focus and purpose.
I have been sensing the mental warfare that has slowly begun to take the sword out of the mouths of the prophets, sending them into defeat and deep discouragement. I have sensed that so many of those individuals on the front lines have been coming up against unfathomable opposition, words, accusations and slander that have reaped chaos in homes, marriages and relationships.
In the midst of all of this, God gave me two dreams that I want to share. If you are needing prayer to break this demonic agenda, take back the airwaves and your ground, get peace and clarity, and step back into the current of the outpouring of the Spirit – then this word is for you.
The Dream of the 2nd Heaven Battle
Last week I had a dream where I was witnessing a 2nd heaven battle that was horrific. It was a battle not of two sides, but a battle involving many different armies all colliding in a bloodied war of ideals, opinions and beliefs. What shocked me was that I could distinguish that some of these armies were Believers who had become caught up in the wrong fight, and were battling in the same way that the world was.
As I was watching this scene, I could sense that this was the fruit of the mainstream media and the demonic principality behind its mass hysteria and onslaught. The battle was causing a flood of witchcraft to permeate the airwaves and release a global cloud of confusion and haziness that was blocking the heavens in sense.
When I woke up I felt a deep travail for the Church and began to prophesy, "THE WITCHCRAFT NEEDS TO STOP NOW, IN JESUS NAME!" Then I logged into my social media accounts and started prophesying this over every platform, then over the world news stations.
In the confusion and chatter the enemy has stirred up the righteous to pick up the stones, which were meant to be hurled at the giants of our day, and start hurling them at each other instead. We must take our eyes off the diversion right now because it is a trap of the enemy. This trap is designed to keep us from taking up our posts and taking down the giants that are blocking, defying and trying to prevent the Church from seeing the breakthrough and move of the Spirit that we have been prophesying.
We as the Church have become a laughing-stock because we have forgotten who the real enemy is. We have become so consumed with the political and cultural war that we have stepped onto the wrong battlefield and out of the place of effective intercession and prayer.
Lost in the Chatter & Shipwrecked on a False Narrative
As I was prophesying I could see a swirl in the spirit. It was a messy spiritual conflict, just like my dream where the enemy had stirred up fear, anger and hate, causing individuals and groups to fight against one another on another level. Because of this, so much witchcraft has been swirling around this year, and so many have been feeling the effects of the chatter that it's beginning to take its toll.
People have been experiencing deep discouragement, defeat, confusion, grief, fear, bombarding mental warfare, headaches and feelings of wanting to give up. They have become so caught up in the enemy's narrative and have forgotten, or have not known, what the script of Heaven is for this hour; they have become shipwrecked and lost in the swirl and confusion of the storm. But the Holy Spirit is going to clear that today.
I pray over you, your home and the nations, that the witchcraft stops now, in Jesus' name!
"'But I promise you, no weapon meant to hurt you will succeed, and you will refute every accusing word spoken against you. This promise is the inheritance of Yahweh's servants, and their vindication is from Me,' says Yahweh." (Isaiah 54:17)
Media Takeover: The Shift of Power & a New Rising Media Army
As I continued to prophesy, I saw that there was a shift coming to the Media Mountain... I saw the eyes of the Lord staring at the media of the world, and His eyes burned with a holy justice; I knew it was a reckoning day for the media of the world that has lied, twisted, and skewed the truth for far too long. (Photo via Pxhere)
In the absence of the prophetic office in the Media Mountain, the counterfeit prophetic has been occupying and taking up their place of influence and government over the airwaves. The twisting Leviathan and Jezebel spirits have been lording it over the earth, releasing deception, lies and demonic propaganda to champion the enemy's causes. It has blinded generations and people groups for far too long; but right now, God is raising up a prophetic remnant who will take back their birthright.
The phrase that has kept bubbling forth from my spirit all year has been "We must be the new media!" which is timely, since we are in the year of the roar and the decade of the prophetic revolution. There is a Davidic people that are stepping up right now who sound different than what we have been hearing – they are not party prophets but KINGDOM voices. They will be the radical and confronting voice of TRUTH in an age of smoke and mirrors, restoring the Word of the Lord to the land that has been dry and cracked from the lack of oil and revival rain.
They won't bow down to the cultural kings and gods; they won't try and appease people for fear of being alienated or attacked, and they won't use the arrows of the enemy to fight their fights either. They will be a revolution of clear Kingdom voices that EXPOSE deception and point the Church and world back to Jesus.
The 3rd Heaven Strategy & the Clearing of the Airwaves
"He raised us up with Christ the exalted One, and we ascended with Him into the glorious perfection and authority of the heavenly realm, for we are now co-seated as one with Christ!" (Ephesians 2:6)
As I continued to prophesy I heard one line from the old 90s song "Bittersweet Symphony" by The Verve: "But the airwaves are clean and there's nobody singing to me now." Through this one line from the lyrics, I believe God was saying that the airwaves needed to be cleared and cleaned by the SOUND and SONG of the David generation; the worshipers, intercessors and watchmen who would dare to RISE UP OUT of the 2nd heaven warfare, into the place of speaking what God is doing.
The media of the world literally operates in the same spiritual realm as the place where angels and demons war – the second heaven. The word media comes from the word "medium" which means "middle layer," or "middle place," which is the second heaven. We as the Body of Christ cannot operate from the same realm, but instead we must come up higher and release the Word of the Lord from our jurisdiction and position "in heavenly places" (Ephesians 2:6). That is the place where God is calling us to as the Church, and WE MUST ASCEND right now if we are going to see the shift we have been wanting to see.
Our strategy is simple; we can't keep wrestling flesh and blood. We must get out of the distraction and counterfeit fight and come up higher, worshiping, prophesying, and praying the heart of God into the earth. It is only then that we will come up higher and see what God is doing and not just the chaos the enemy is wreaking on the earth.
We must hear and release the solutions of Heaven! Let the pure voices arise, clear the air, and reveal the heart of our King in this chaotic time.
We are the new media.
"After this I looked, and there before me was a door standing open in Heaven. And the voice I had first heard speaking to me like a trumpet said, 'Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after this.'" (Revelation 4:1)
The Wave of Recovery & the Horn-Blast of Victory
In my second dream I was in a house, backed by the ocean, which had these massive, 20-feet-high, glass windows that looked out at the sea. As I looked out I could see that there was a torrential storm taking place; the ocean was choppy and waves were crashing up onto the house and the surrounding coastline.
Suddenly, Lou Engle appeared next to me and he and I start looking out towards the sea. He said, "Can you see it?" So I looked and I could see that beyond the storm, at the back near the horizon, there was a massive tsunami wave building and about to crest. The wave wasn't just a wave of revival and outpouring, but it was a wave of justice, redemption, recovery and secured victory.
It was coming as the answer for the blood of the unborn that has been crying out; the reconciliation of racial injustices; trafficking; the secret evils that have been hiding in plain sight, and for the Blood of Jesus to wash our land. It was the wave, which has been contended for for generations, that will see America return to its roots and the nations to the feet of Jesus.
Both of us (Lou Engle and I) then began to speak and prophesy to this wave for what seemed like hours, and we cheered on what God was doing and soon lost sight of the storm that kept blowing and swirling outside. Then what happened next was very strange yet significant... I told Lou that I needed to hold up his arms as a prophetic act, as they did for Moses in Exodus 17:12. He agreed and I struggled at first because his arms were so heavy, but as I held them up, a fresh anointing and strength came upon Lou, and he suddenly began to prophesy and released a sound that sounded like a horn blast.
The significance of this dream are these points:
• The house represents the 3rd Heaven posture and place of prophetic revelation that can see past the storm, and the window represents clear revelation that comes by being in that place. (Photo via Needpix)
• The storm and waves represent the 2nd heaven storm and counterfeit movements and distractions that are trying to get our eyes off what God is doing. It is the old wave that we have to let go of in order to see the new.
• Lou Engle represents the global prayer and intercession movement – but especially right now, the prayer movement for America in this hour.
• The wave is a wave of healing, justice, redemption and the returning of the nation of America and the nations to the feet of Jesus. It is the prophesied wave of harvest. This wave is also the undoing of the enemy's plans and every foothold he has had in secret, hidden places. The wave is coming to unearth and wash away the counterfeit.
• Lou's prayer and intercession over the wave speaks of the call to pray and contend like midwives for what God is doing and about to do. The show isn't over, it's about to begin.
• Holding up Lou's arms spoke to me of the joining of the rivers and unity needed right now to pray into what God is doing, as well as the synergy of the generations – sons and daughters holding up the arms of the generals and their weighty global visions that are shifting the course of the nations as we speak.
• It was Aaron and Hur who lifted up Moses' arms in Exodus 17:12. Aaron means "mountain of strength" or "high mountain," and Hur means "Liberty," which speaks of a generation of presence dwellers and freedom carriers who will shoulder the load of the fathers in this season and see the promised breakthrough come to pass.
• The enemy Moses was fighting against in Exodus 17:12 was the Amalekites, which I believe represented the spiritual principality that "twists and wrings," just as the principality of the media does.
• The horn blast represents the blast of victory, the blast of the announcing the wave, but also the call to war, and right now that is the call of the hour for the Church.
We Must Keep Our Eyes on the Wave, Stand Firm & Fix Our Eyes on Jesus!
"Moses answered the people, 'Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the LORD will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again.'" (Exodus 14:13)
So let me call you forth right now – out of the noise, distraction, witchcraft, muzzling, chaos and mind bombardment, and into your position and place on the front lines as a the new prophetic media army, who will STAND FIRM AND NOT CHANGE THE SUBJECT or be moved by what you see or hear.
I prophesy right now that the peace of God will hit you like a freight train; that every bit of noise, chatter and confusion of the diversion will be cleared, and that you will see beyond the swirl to the move of the Spirit that is about to crash over the nations.
I prophesy that you are coming out from under the weight of heaviness and weariness, and tapping into the easy yoke and potency of your mantle. You are stepping out of the ring where you have been shadowboxing the enemy and every distraction and argument that comes to your door, and you are stepping into your Davidic anointing – into the 3rd Heaven current of His glory – to take down the giants and strongholds around you so you can see the ideas, strategies, and blueprints of Heaven and speak them forth in Jesus name!
We must look beyond the storm because the wave is coming!
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Nate Johnston¬†is a revivalist and worshiper who has a heart to see sons and daughters unleashed into passionate friendship with God and an effective supernatural lifestyle. Through his ministry "Everyday Revivalists," he teaches on intimacy and hearing God's voice which was birthed from a hunger for authentic, real, and powerful relationship with Jesus. Nate and Christy have two daughters, Charlotte and Sophie, and currently live on the Gold Coast in Australia.
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