With all the waters rising and rivers flowing and societal structures changing, we must have revelation on how to interpret the times. The level of contention that is brewing in this land is overwhelming. You hear the concept of revolution and revolutionaries being discussed daily. This nation was birthed on revolution and will see revolution again.
This political election seems like the two women in the Bible arguing over the one live baby (1 Kings 3). There are some that have a righteous heart for the Lord. There are others who are motivated by political ambition, a Judas spirit. May the “one” who has the true heart of God for this nation be exalted by God and come into a new place of nurturing and leadership for our nation.
How we vote is how we will be visited. I do know the people of this nation will be allowed by a holy God to choose their future. We could make a choice that would be detrimental in days ahead.
As the Word of God says in 1 Samuel 8, the nation of Israel chose a king. In 1 Samuel 8:18 the Lord warns the people that if they choose a king that is not His choice, the following will happen: “And you will cry out in that day because of your king whom you have chosen for yourselves, and the Lord will not hear you in that day” (NKJV).
The Rift or Schism
We are now determining our future. The real danger is the Lord turning His ear away from us in days ahead because we make a choice that is against His will. Kingdom people must do the will of God. We are a nation above other nations. Concerning this nation, the picture below is a great reflection of what I see ahead of us.
Notice in the picture the river and the rift or schism. I recently met [my wife,] Pam, and some of my children at the Grand Canyon. I had been ministering in Las Vegas and then drove to meet them for one day before we proceeded on to Phoenix.
When I was viewing this magnificent display of God’s power and creation, I saw something. What I saw quickened in me and reminded me of what I saw in August 2007. It was then that the Lord began to show me a nation divided.
He has continued to deal with me from an intercessory standpoint to get prepared for a great schism that is coming to this nation. On May 31, 2008, I was ministering at the major gate of this nation in Liberty Park, New Jersey, and as the Spirit of prophecy began to fall, I exclaimed what our nation would look like in the future. I have not yet had the liberty to discuss all that I saw.
As my family and I looked at one of the incredible viewpoints on the rim of the Grand Canyon, the Lord spoke to me and said, “A new type of river is now rising in this land. This river will create a schism unlike anything this nation has ever known before.” Be prepared: This nation as we know it will no longer be the same. In the Hebraic year 5769, the Year of the New Wineskin, we must be prepared for the structure of this nation to change.
A schism is a division or disunion of mutually opposed parties. In ecclesiastical understanding, a schism occurs when a formal division or separation occurs where some doctrinal or administrative difference in one sect of the body [of Christ] creates an offense resulting in division. Division is the opposite of multiplication.
1 Corinthians 12:20-26 states, “But now indeed there are many members, yet one body. And the eye cannot say to the hand, ‘I have no need of you’; nor again the head to the feet, ‘I have no need of you.’ No, much rather, those members of the body which seem to be weaker are necessary. And those members of the body which we think to be less honorable, on these we bestow greater honor; and our unpresentable parts have greater modesty, but our presentable parts have no need.
“But God composed the body, having given greater honor to that part which lacks it, that there should be no schism in the body, but that the members should have the same care for one another. And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; or if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it.”
A rift means to burst open or split. A rift is an opening made by splitting. This can be like the picture you see above or can occur from a break in friendly relations or difference of opinion. We can agree to disagree without condemning each other.
I see the river of God that has been released from the heavenly realm creating a new place for us to stand and cry forth for His power and glory to come into the earth.
The River of God
“Rivers” and “waters” are frequently used in Scripture to symbolize abundance, as of the grace of God (Ps. 36:8; 46:4; Is. 32:2; 41:18; John 7:38), of peace (Is. 66:12), of good things of life (Job 20:17; 29:6) and of God’s providence (Isaiah 43:19-20).
The fruitfulness of trees planted by rivers is figurative of the permanent prosperity of the righteous (Ps. 1:3; Jer. 17:8). However, rivers can also be related to affliction (Ps. 69:2; Is. 43:2). The drying up of rivers represents God’s judgments (Is. 19:1-8; Jer. 51:36; Nah. 1:4; Zech. 10:11), as can their overflowing (Is. 8:7-8; 28:2,17; Jer. 47:2) and moving outside of [their] originally intended boundaries.
How the water gushes or flows indicates a message from the heavenly realm by the Father-God of creation to His people. How to enter the “harvest waters” is of utmost importance to understand at this time in history. This is a time of violent praise. This river must rise! We are a nation that has many factions within it.
Watch this winter! Winter torrents sometimes come down with great suddenness and with desolating force. Get ready for accelerated changes that will begin this winter. What we see in the natural will become spiritual. That river will become torrential and devastating to some and refreshing and moving to others–bringing us to a new place of harvest.
The river of God is stirring the fish. They are coming to the surface. The Lord will fill our nets if we will creatively stand in the rising river and not fear being swept away.
God’s river is life. His life always overcomes death. There must be a fresh release of His kingdom river in America. Ezekiel 47:9 says, “Everything will live where the river goes.” This river even has power to heal nations (see Ezek. 47:12 and Rev. 22:1-2).
Saying we need a release of the river of God is another way of saying we need a fresh outpouring of His Spirit. Nothing else will break this spirit of death and political schism that is rising in this land. We must return to the Lord. This means to repent, which means to change our minds. We must repent for having divisive political leanings that cause us not to represent the God of righteousness in our choices we make. We are a nation above all nations and must always represent His kingdom in our actions in the earth.
Stand Firm! Do Not Run!
I love reading about Elijah. James said that we have an emotional make-up like him. I have been studying the end of 1 Kings 18 and the beginning of 1 Kings 19, and asking the Lord for revelation over the “Baal” structures that would oppose our nation.
Elijah faithfully carried the word of the Lord in his heart until the time came to intercede, bring God’s word into the atmosphere and produce change. After the birth of the next season, he established himself in the gate of the nation. However, the strongman, Jezebel, made a decree that opened his eyes to the demon rule in the nation.
First Kings 19:3 says that he “saw” her threat. That means that the demonic forces behind her threat could be seen in the atmosphere. He “saw” the demonic forces empowering her threat and could not stand before them. This caused him to vacate his position of victory and flee. He needed new strength from a new word of revelation that would produce a new faith so he could continue to stand.
Stand firm, do not run! Wait for the next word, and we will see a generation arise that will overthrow the Jezebel structure in the land. Babylonian spirits have brought great confusion into this land. There is something coming of God that will look confusing but will produce a new order in this land.
We must not compromise or rearrange our support for God’s covenant land. Babylon is shaking. We must stand in our relation with Israel and watch God produce a people in this land who will stand for our future. Stand and command these spirits that would negatively direct our government to be blown from their position of influence.
Chuck Pierce, founder of Glory of Zion Ministries, released the following prophetic word prior to the 2008 presidential election. We believe what he shared is relevant for the post-election season.
(I take it from charismamag.com for december edition)