The Devil, COVID-19, and the Bride.
When the devil overplays his hand it’s an indicator something radical is about to happen and in this case, it’s THE RESURRECTION OF THE BRIDE IN POWER. Precedence for this is found in the crucifixion of Jesus. Satan was at work in the religious leaders of the day and had entered Judas to halt the kingdom advances. “For this purpose the son of God was manifested that he might destroy the works of the devil” (1 Jn. 3:8). He prayed ‘Thy kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven’ and began releasing the kingdom – for God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him” (Acts 10:38). He was taking territory back that belonged to our Father and he was a force multiplier! He anointed and sent out 12 and then 70 who did what he did – they went out preaching the kingdom of heaven was at hand, healing the sick, and casting out demons.
Stopping this advancing kingdom of heaven on earth was the devil’s objective, he was losing territory, and he was desperate. The suffering and death of Jesus was the devil’s attempt to stop this kingdom advance and he rejoiced for a brief moment. I’m sure we could imagine the demonic joy expressed, “We have killed the son, even God forsook him on the cross, did you not hear him crying out, ‘why have you forsaken me’? The son is dead, this is a new age for us!” This rejoicing by our enemy was brought to an abrupt halt when the BRIDEGROOM WAS RESURRECTED!
As with the 12 and the 70, our forerunners, we who have believed in Jesus have been given the commission to do the same by our resurrected King (see Mark 16:15-18; Matt. 28:18-20). We are His bride and body created to continue doing what He did and even greater things than Jesus did when He was advancing the kingdom of heaven on earth. If you don’t believe you as a Christian are able to do greater things than your Savior, read and believe His words in John 14:12. WE ARE ENTERING A SEASON OF GREATER THINGS.
There have been some advances in the kingdom on earth over the last 20 years despite division over the gifts of the Spirit in the body. As of late the kingdom advances are causing the devil serious concern as the bride is beginning to awake to her rightful authority and power she has been stripped of through deceiving spirits and their doctrines. The devil is not concerned about Christians believing in the omnipresence and omnipotence of God but when Christians begin assembling, fasting, and praying for the manifest presence of God and power of God that’s where the rubber meets the road and the bride shifts to a “let’s roll” posture.
With the presence of God manifesting a little here and a little there around the world and the supernatural gifts manifesting a little here and a little there in the bride there is no doubt the enemies plan is to shut down the kingdom advance. You must be able to read the spiritual landscape, hence COVID-19. The enemy knows there is power in the bride when she does not forsake the assembling together (Hebrews 10:23-25). He does not want us assembling in stadiums or churches to bring praise and adoration to our great God and King Jesus because it opens the heavens. It releases the kingdom on earth. He does not want Christians obeying their King’s command to “Go into all the world”. This is why COVID-19 is the devil’s desperate attempt to derail the momentum of the bride. Corona is Latin for “crown” and this is his crowning attempt where he has overplayed his hand. THE BRIDE WILL BE RESURRECTED IN POWER and that’s what Jesus was anointed with in Acts 10:38 to do what He did.
God anointed Jesus with the Holy Spirit AND with power! How much more do Christians need that anointing AND power. You don’t have it just because your “saved” or “born again” any more than Jesus did before He was anointed and filled. He was born “saved” never having to be saved. He was born “regenerated” never having to be regenerated. He was born spiritually alive never having to be “born again” but He needed to be filled and anointed with the Holy Spirit and Power. How much more do we need that to walk in the authority and power to do the things He did and fulfill all that He commanded us?
The great revivalist Charles Finney wrote, “The prevalence of wickedness is no evidence of all that there is not going to be a revival. That is often God’s time to work. When the enemy cometh in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord lifts up a standard against him. Often, the first indication of revival, is the devil’s getting up something new in opposition.” THE DEVILS CROWN IS AWAKENING THE BRIDE TO TAKE HER CROWNS.
A Facebook friend of mine Judy Bowman posted, “Is anyone sensing how God is using what the enemy has brought for destruction to draw us closer to Him and to each other?” My response was, “Yes. The power is in houses of Acts. The overplaying of the enemy’s hand with this virus will give rise to many home churches which will bring forth revival and reformation outside the four walls of the church. The bride will arise and shine forsaking not the assembling together. Salt & Light will RISE! The overplaying of the enemy’s hand at the cross is a classic example!”
THE DEVIL’S CROWN IS AWAKENING THE BRIDE TO TAKE HER CROWNS, FOR THE ENEMY, ONCE AGAIN HAS OVERPLAYED HIS HAND. THE BRIDE WILL BE RESURRECTED IN POWER BECAUSE POWER IS IN THE HOUSE. WE ARE ENTERING A SEASON OF GREATER THINGS IN THE GREATEST OF AWAKENINGS. THE BRIDE WILL KICK INTO OVERDRIVE. FAST AND FURIOUS SHE WILL GO. ASK FOR YOUR DOWNLOAD NOW! MATT 7:11
Let There Be Light!
Prophesying judgment and potential calamity over the United States when she did not stand on Mt. Sinai to be sprinkled by the blood of the old covenant will not advance the tent pegs of Thy kingdom come. There is a new and better way! The natural man can war-game probable courses of action in light of present day threats, pestilence, wars, and rumors of war, but he that is spiritual will prophesy hope amidst present day world darkness. It is the prophetic word of light dripping with faith, hope, and love that will bring things to pass that would otherwise not come to pass. Amidst darkness where things were formless and void, I prophesied light and there was light. Speak to dry bones and they will come to life. When you declare ‘let there be light and life’ amidst darkness and death, you will see light and life because your tongue said, “let there be!”