Recently, God reminded me of a vision that He gave me at a conference in November of 2019. This vision was an indication of a move that He had begun at the time, then its progression during 2020, and lastly, its present significance in 2021.
I was in Ann Arbor, Michigan, at Shekinah Church, under the leadership of Apostle Barbara Yoder. Dutch Sheets was one of the speakers and Steve Swanson was leading worship. The name of the conference was ROAR, as we had just entered the decade of pey, which in Hebrew means "the mouth." The conference began with a ROAR and ended with a crescendo of HEAVEN'S ROAR uniting with the Church's ROAR. While in worship, I received two visions that I believe are significant to the revelation that God is presently giving me.
The first vision I received was on the Friday night. I have been in many meetings at this church when the worship moved spontaneously into prophetic worship. This night surpassed anything I had ever experienced. However, it was far more than just an experience; something significant was initiated by Heaven that night and the following day!
Worship began on a supernatural note that continued to build in power to an ethereal intensity. The sound continued to build to such a degree that it became difficult to not be completely overwhelmed and overtaken. Then there was a period that commanded the absolute silence of all voices. In the silence there was just the reverberation of the sound from the ROAR. Then suddenly, the emphasis shifted from worship ascending to Heaven to Heaven descending and invading the sanctuary!
The Glorious Blue and White Horses
As I was caught up in the worship, I was taken into a vision. The vision began with Jesus taking hold of my hand and pulling me into swirls of what I can only describe as "glorious blue" (I believe this signified revelation). As I passed through the blue, I then looked and saw thousands of white horses, each jostling to get into formation. A line was formed, stretching as far as the eye could see. Suddenly, the scene switched, and I was now seeing the church sanctuary filled with these horses and their riders from wall to wall. On the platform was a great white horse with Jesus sitting on it, with a banner in His hand. A few horses were on either side of Him. He sat there watching, as the room filled up with these heavenly riders.
The scene then quickly switched again. This time it was an open field of green with trees lining the far side from where I was standing. The horses were again in formation, galloping as swiftly as the wind. As they passed by me, a white cord was wrapped around me like a lasso. I found myself lifted high into the air and firmly planted on the back of one of these horses, riding fiercely with this army. Later, I saw that the vision was timed perfectly with what was happening during worship. I then understood that the armies of God—which are the saints of God, along with the angelic hosts of Heaven—were being released together, in unison, from the sanctuary into the fields!
A Brand-New Day
After the time of awe in the silence, Apostle Barbara stood and released a confirming word to what I was seeing in the spirit. She prophesied:
"There is an army that is, right now, being commissioned from Heaven. It is arising with the strength that Moses had; that his strength didn't fail and his eyes didn't go dim. They are arising to the tune of Heaven; and as they arise to the tune of the sound of Heaven, they are going to march in a coordinated effort across this land. And God said, 'I am going to deliver the victory into their hands.' But you must stand, and you must get into your formation,' for God says, 'I am on the move, and I am initiating a brand-new movement. And this movement will not be stopped, for I am releasing and imparting My strength, even right now, to go beyond [where] you have ever gone before.'
"For God is putting the sword of Gideon in your hand, the sword of victory, the sword of the Lord and of Gideon! Shout to the Lord! This is a brand-new day and God is doing a brand-new thing!
"'I am mustering My army. My forces shall not encounter defeat!' The Lord says, 'You can not and shall not be defeated!' The Lord says, 'My forces can not and shall not be defeated. They shall break all the way through to victory. For, even now, there is a new thing happening and there is a swirling of the Winds of Heaven.'"
The following day the atmosphere and dynamic of worship continued, and God took me into a second vision. This vision began with the color purple, which I understood meant royalty. I then saw an enormous throne with a magnificent and ornate, golden chair with One seated on it. It was God the Father! He had a large, golden crown on His head with jewels embedded in it and a scepter in His hand. I could not see His face. On either side of His throne stood a line of trumpeters with extremely long, golden trumpets. They were all blowing with their trumpets lifted high into the air. The line of them on either side went on and on, again, as far as the eye could see. (Photo via Unsplash)
I then noticed that God the Father was not seated on His throne; He was now standing. I thought this was unusual, but He was observing us intently. I then saw a large, fearsome lion swagger out in front of the throne. The lion stopped and stood there, exuding immense power and strength. His eyes were blazing with the intensity of what was about to take place.
As the trumpeters blew their horn, I heard the Father announce: "IT HAS BEGUN!" At the time I wrote down, "It now seems clear that we are no longer waiting for God to move, HE HAS MOVED! The people of God are suddenly sensing a RISING in their spirits coming upon them and a shaking of the ground beneath them."
An Empowered Remnant
Apostle Barbara then again began to prophesy:
"'The trumpets are sounding! I have now commissioned and empowered My remnant. They are arising as a mighty army that cannot be defeated. They are arising. They are advancing. They will break through and victory is in their hands. Let the roar arise and run to the battle!'"
God reminded me of this encounter as an indication of the initiation of the move He had begun, and of its significance to this present time. I saw that at the end of 2019, the army of God was released in preparation for what was about to occur in 2020; the clash and warfare that was coming between the light and darkness.
In the spring of 2020, after COVID-19 had begun, the Body of Christ experienced some holy moments of integration in fellowship. This integration in fellowship brought with it a new sense of unity between many streams of God's Ekklesia, and a repositioning for transformation into a new wineskin.
Things intensified throughout the year, especially regarding the U.S. election, as saints around the world understood the significance of what the outcome would mean for Christians and the people of the world. We began to pray and intercede globally, as a mostly united Body. The army of God began to emerge and take its place on the front lines of the battles, as we recognized that the world had entered a new and intensified season of spiritual warfare.
A Disciplined, Powerful and Supernatural Strategic Force
Over the last week God began to bring to light the process and the progression of the training, equipping, and the maturing of His army. He had taken a divided, ragtag army and began to work to transform it into a disciplined, powerful, and supernatural strategic force. I sensed that He was saying that we were on our way, but not there quite yet! Through the battles of 2020, we cleaned up in measure, came together and learned to fight as an army. I believe God is pleased with our desire to commit to intercede in newly formed teams and streams, and our willingness to move out into the fields.
God has said in His Word, "To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under Heaven...a time of war, and a time for peace" (Ecclesiastes 3:1, 8). God has made provision for His purposes in the season of war we have entered! This war is not over! It is a comprehensive campaign, comprised of many battles.
The definition of the word "campaign," in regard to war, is a series of military operations intended to achieve a particular objective, confined to a particular area. We are presently positioned in the midst of this campaign, with many battles to come, as the objective has not yet been achieved!
We have just come through an intensely fierce battle and many are confused about the outcome, with many not understanding the times, and judging things before their time. We cannot afford to become battle weary, there is too much at stake. Many are weary from the length and intensity of the fight and some have even given up completely. However, my sense is that God has given a measure of rest to become re-energized in His Spirit, and to refocus with fresh revelation and understanding.
We cannot be like the Pharisees and the Sadducees, who could not discern the times and what was right before them. Jesus said to them: "... You know how to discern the face of the sky, but you cannot discern the signs of the times" (Matthew 16:3).
These are not days to be compared with the past few decades. We have entered a wholly unique and unusual time that God will use for a reset to His purposes and to save the world from spinning totally out of control. However, it may get darker before light begins to break through. The word that God keeps highlighting to me is from Isaiah 28:21:
"For the LORD will rise up as at Mount Perazim, He will be angry as in the Valley of Gibeon—that He may do His work, His awesome work, and bring to pass His act, His unusual act."
The name "Perazim" means to breakthrough and to break forth, and the significance of the Valley of Gibeon is that five kings colluded to attack the Gibeonites who made peace with Joshua. It is also the place where God intervened with an unusual work and made the sun stand still for Joshua to finish the defeat of the enemy.
Refocus and Get Back in the Fight!
We are about to see God, again, do unusual signs and wonders that will see the defeat of His enemies. I believe God is now saying, for 2021, that it is time to refocus and it is time to get back in the fight! Intercession for the exposure and uncovering of sin is being answered. Intercession for walls to come down is beginning to bear fruit, and we are beginning to see signs of the enemy's walls of protection beginning to crumble. God is about to release His mighty and unusual acts on the earth as His people continue to press into prayer. It is time to find your rank and get back into position.
Get ready for God to do some unusual things! 2020 began an unusual season where anything can and will happen. We will see supernatural occurrences and power displays begin to happen in the people of God. Those who are grounded in the love of God will not be shaken by the shakings of 2021. In 2019, there were words I and others wrote where God was saying "Get ready!" and "Ready or not here I come!" He was giving us warning that things were about to change, and for us to be grounded and anchored in Christ as our safety net. (Photo via Unsplash)
In the 1940s, during the great Hebrides Awakening, Duncan Campbell said in his book, The Price and Power of Revival, "The secret of power is separation from all that is unclean; for me there is nothing so unclean as the liberal views held by some today. We dare not touch them! I am stating what to me is a deep-seated conviction: 'Come out from among them and be ye separate... and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you and I will be a Father to you.'"
It is interesting that he refers to the liberal views of the 1940s; I wonder what he would think about them today? Also note that he did not say the secret of salvation, as salvation is a free gift given to those who believe! He said that the secret of power is separation from uncleanliness! It is in repentance and turning away from sin that our sin is cleansed by the Blood of Jesus, our capacity for Christ then increases, and we receive His power.
At salvation, God gives us all of Himself but does not necessarily receive all of us! In our own repentance, we are then positioned to repent for the sins of the land, to remove the enemy's platform and defenses. We can then attack with Holy Ghost bombs of the Word of God, specifically released by the Lord to hit the target, and possessing the power to destroy the strongholds. The enemy cannot attack where the Blood has removed their right to attack!
There Is Power in the Blood
Jesus Christ is our warrior King and is the firstborn of many brethren who are fashioned in Him to move out in the power of His Spirit. As rulers having dominion on Earth, He gives us access to the councils of Heaven, where we receive His Word and enact the will of God. Jesus said that the gates of Hell would not prevail against His Ekklesia because we are the Lord's government on Earth, administrating His will. We are an army created to demolish the enemy's offensive.
Jesus is Lord of all! As He binds the enemy and releases His power in situations, His brethren, the sons of God, will do the same. In 2021, our mandate is to occupy and advance the Kingdom of God on Earth. This is not the time to retreat—we are to regroup and advance. As we keep pressing on in the fight, we will see victories in the battles, and in God's timing, we will win the campaign!
Jesus declared that the world would hate us because it hates Him. The world hates what we stand for in His name, as we stand together in Him as one Body. The world is presently resisting Christ's Lordship, His rule, and His authority over creation. The Ekklesia cannot abandon its mandate and become like the world, or get wrapped up in the things of the world such as the pride of life, the lust of the eyes and the lust of the flesh. In the Ekklesia of the city of Antioch, the apostles and prophets were fasting, praying, and ministering to God (Acts 13:2). This is our mandate first and foremost: to fast, pray, and minister to God. Then, the Holy Spirit shows up with direction!
God's Kingdom Enforcers
Jesus is saying in essence: "All authority is given to Me. You work for Me! Go now and disciple nations, ask of Me and I will give you nations. Go on the offensive and fight. Be the overcomers I created you to be, and rule them with a rod of iron as I said to you in Revelation 2:27. This mandate was first given to Me and is now given to you in Me."
God has set His Ekklesia on Earth to be a threat to every crooked, governing system. Sons of God are a Christ-sent apostolic company—an apostolic representation of Christ on Earth. We are supernatural, eternal beings, born again of the Holy Spirit. We are God's Kingdom enforcers representing His rulership on Earth. Our position is to be seated with Christ, moving and having our being together in Him. We have been made kings and priests before God. Remember, kings rule! As the Ekklesia, we are to be on the offensive, as we have been called to conquer and occupy until He comes. Fraud, theft and deception are apparently the order of the day, and so far they have gotten away with it. However, Scripture says that the thief will have to return seven-fold what has been stolen!
We are not finished. We are just at the beginning of the fight. We have been learning in the fight to become the army of God over the year 2020, and will continue to grow into the supernatural army of God, moving in signs and wonders. God has a plan! Evil does not get to win! God's plan is perfect in wisdom and takes into account our victory. God's word to His enemies can, again, be found in Isaiah 28:17-18 which says:
"...I will make justice the measuring line, and righteousness the plummet; the hail will sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters will overflow the hiding place. Your covenant with death will be annulled, and your agreement with Sheol will not stand; when the overflowing scourge passes through, then you will be trampled down by it."
God's timing is perfect. When He begins to move, everything will shake! Jesus warned that the house built upon lies will not stand. The rain will come, the floods will come, the wind will blow, the earth will shake, and that house will surely collapse. Jesus also assured us that the house that is built upon the Rock, that is Christ our Lord, will stand!
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Faith Marie Baczko, Executive Director
Headstone Ministries International | Schools of The Last Wine
Faith Marie BaczkoÂ is the president of Headstone International Ministries and HWAM â€“ Headstone Women's Apostolic Network. Faith is an apostolic, prophetic teacher and author, bringing significant revelation to mobilize, equip and strengthen the Body of Christ for this momentous hour of history. She carries key insights into the profound significance of Israel's place in the purposes of God for the time of the summing up of all things in Christ. She models a life that inspires others to live undistracted and rigorously devoted to passionately pursuing Christ. Faith is an international speaker, and through her ministry and work in South America, she has garnered enduring relationships with pastors and leaders, united in passion for truth that is the foundation of revival. Her books are also available in Spanish.
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