Historically, the season of Passover signifies a great change for the people of God. Change of location, change of diet, change of circumstances, change of leadership, change of occupation; the list goes on and on. I am always aware at this time that there is much activity in the Heavenly realm and it is important to keep in step with the Spirit and work in tandem with Heaven and God’s specific agenda for the moment in time we are walking through. Many people are experiencing tremendous resistance to breakthrough and I would like to share an encouraging word with you.
Yesterday morning, I was in a worship service and had an unfolding series of mini visions, all connected to one topic – Breakthrough. The first thing I saw was an opaque membrane stretched over an area. I was viewing it from above and I saw that there was a slight tear in it. Then I saw the tear run further and further due to pressure from beneath, until the barrier was completely rent asunder. The Spirit explained to me that it was the praise and worship of the people of God rising towards the throne, which had caused the tear in the membrane to increase in size and finally remove the barrier completely. I had the sense that this membrane was placed in the second heaven in order to hinder the connection between the Throne of God and the hearts of His people; its presence resulting in a lack of hearing and seeing in the spiritual realm. I do not know what initiated the beginning of the tear I saw in the membrane, but I suspect it came from above and not below. However, the Spirit stressed that the complete breakthrough only occurred as a result of passionate worship which was unconnected to the circumstances of blockage the people of God presently found themselves in. I do not even know if they were aware that a rending of the spiritual assignment against them had begun. Perhaps a tiny sliver of revelation light had begun to beam through into their lives. But this I do know, it was worship that completed the removal of the barrier; worship that was energized and inspired by Who God is rather that what they could see or hear Him doing.
So here’s the thing, precious saints: It is finished, no matter how you feel, no matter what you see or don’t see at this present time. If you will worship over the next few days as if the manifestation of this truth is a present physical experiential reality in your life, the pressure of your worship will complete what God has begun and breakthrough will be accomplished. The enemy knows only too well that when you step into the season ahead, it means big trouble for his kingdom and so this opaque membrane has been stretched over you in the spiritual realm in order to deceive you into thinking that you are disconnected in some way from the Throne; that you have missed it somewhere along the way. It is a lie and Custer’s last stand as far as the enemy’s assignment to hinder you is concerned. Worship with all your heart, soul, mind and strength because the God who led you this far is faithful to complete the work He began in you. Our God is a Rock, all His works are perfect and all His ways are just. Press on to take hold of that for which Christ took hold of you and send wave upon wave of worship rising up to put pressure on that invisible opaque membrane. Lift up the God of Breakthrough!
The second scene I was shown is that the opaque membrane was like the thin membrane inside the shell of an egg. The membrane must be torn for the chick to emerge from the egg. There has been a season of preparation and forming hidden from the sight of others and that fully formed chick can see nothing that lies beyond the narrow confines of its chamber of preparation. When the time is fully complete, the chick tears the membrane first, using its beak before the confines of the chamber breaks. It is the chick that brings this work to completion, not the mother hen. In the same way, the ‘egg’ space which the Holy Spirit has been using to work in you what is pleasing in God’s sight is a temporary dwelling place. When the work is done and you have everything you need to function and thrive in the next season, the membrane is pierced and rent asunder, using your own mouth, and you come forth. The Holy Spirit does not work from outside your circumstances to deliver you. You have what you need to press through into what is waiting for you. It is time. Worship unceasingly. He has done all things well and light and a broad open space lie just beyond that membrane.
The third scene I saw was an opaque membrane lying as a type of cataract or scale over an eye. There was a tear in it and as the person gave glory to God, regardless of the amount of natural sight and understanding being experienced, that membrane tore completely in two and was lifted off and removed, much like one removes a skin off hot milk. I was reminded of blind Saul, lying for 3 days in the house of Judas until Ananias prayed for him and something like scales fell from his eyes. We are in a season when the scales will be removed off other people’s eyes through the words of our mouths. Ananias received instruction to lay hands on Saul and bring breakthrough.
Act 9:17 So Ananias left and went into the house. And he laid his hands on Saul and said, Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus, Who appeared to you along the way by which you came here, has sent me that you may recover your sight and be filled with the Holy Spirit. Act 9:18 And instantly something like scales fell from [Saul’s] eyes, and he recovered his sight. Then he arose and was baptized.
Be prepared for unusual instructions as you participate in this season’s push for breakthrough. Expect to be sent to people you don’t particularly like, enemies of those who follow the Way. Don’t lean on your own understanding and be a part of dramatic turnaround and progress for the Kingdom!
The fourth scene I saw was a stage with what seemed like a white screen at the back. Suddenly a mighty warrior burst through that screen, rending in asunder and moving rapidly into plain sight. He was dressed and ready for war. As I looked closer, the armour was made up of patchwork pieces of wedding dress, embroidered in different ways. The Spirit told me they represent every tribe and nation and people who are part of the Bride of Christ; all who have made themselves ready under the Spirit’s instruction. They have been hidden and the world has not been aware of their presence, waiting in the wings, but they are about to burst upon the scene from the womb of the morning, a mighty corporate warrior Bride wielding the sword of the Spirit on Heaven’s behalf.
Psa 110:2 The Lord will send forth from Zion the sceptre of Your strength; rule, then, in the midst of Your foes. Psa 110:3 Your people will offer themselves willingly in the day of Your power, in the beauty of holiness and in holy array out of the womb of the morning; to You [will spring forth] Your young men, who are as the dew.
This is a worshiping warrior Bride, knowing the battle has already been won and she is brought forth to establish that victory in the earthly realm – in every tribe and tongue and nation under Heaven. The Bridegroom will see the fruit of the travail of His soul and rest satisfied. In every nation under Heaven this mighty warrior will step suddenly and powerfully on the scene, holy and set apart for Heaven’s delight.
The next scene I was shown was the Israelites, ready for war at the edge of the Jordan. Then that barrier between them and experiencing the fullness of the Promised Land of their inheritance began to tear as the feet of the priests carrying the ark touched the water. Those four men stood, carrying the powerful presence of God upon their shoulders on the soil of that Jordan River until every one of God’s people had passed over. We know God dwells within the praises of His people, so in this scene I was shown, those forerunner priests represent those who will lift up praises to God consistently and wholeheartedly; the power of God’s manifest presence inhabiting their laid-down lives, and not leaving their posts until God’s people pass through the rent Jordan in this season. It is not only about us and our breakthrough. God’s heart is for His whole Body.
Remember that Rahab told the spies that people were terrified of the Israelites as they had heard what God had done in bringing them forth from Egypt and knew their time to be defeated was at hand. Beloved, the enemy remembers the cross and its devastating effect on his plans and He knows you are coming. You cannot presently see it because all you see is the barrier but his dark kingdom is terrified of this army, ready for war that stands waiting across the Jordan.
Jos 2:9 And she said to the men, I know that the Lord has given you the land and that your terror is fallen upon us and that all the inhabitants of the land faint because of you. Jos 2:10 For we have heard how the Lord dried up the water of the Red Sea for you when you came out of Egypt, and what you did to the two kings of the Amorites who were on the [east] side of the Jordan, Sihon and Og, whom you utterly destroyed. Jos 2:11 When we heard it, our hearts melted, neither did spirit or courage remain any more in any man because of you, for the Lord your God, He is God in heaven above and on earth beneath.
Worship, saints. Push through, not only for yourselves, but for all those who have walked through the wilderness time and are yet to experience breakthrough. Lay down the whys and the hows and worship Him for what He did at the cross and what He did in saving you. Worship Him for He is worthy to take the scroll and break open the seals. He who rolled back the Jordan to a small place called Adam, is well able to rend that seemingly uncrossable barrier between you and the Promised Land of your Inheritance!
The final scene I saw was a depiction of the verses in Song of Songs:
Son 8:5 Who is this who comes up from the wilderness leaning upon her beloved?
Son 3:6 Who or what is this that comes gliding out of the wilderness like stately pillars of smoke perfumed with myrrh, frankincense, and all the fragrant powders of the merchant? Son 3:7 [Someone answered] Behold, it is the traveling litter (the bridal car) of Solomon. Sixty mighty men are around it, of the mighty men of Israel. Son 3:8 They all handle the sword and are expert in war; every man has his sword upon his thigh, that fear be not excited in the night.
60 is the gematria for ‘tried, vessel’. This is a company who have been tested and tried in the refiner’s fire and emerged approved with a seal of authenticity upon their well-spent lives. The Hebrew word for ‘vessel’ also means ‘weapon’. Oh what a weapon this company is in the hand of the Lord. Oh the beauty of His Bride as she rises in the earth, emerging from the wilderness, fully prepared with the fragrant oils like Esther, the Bride who warred with Heaven’s strategy to deliver a people appointed for slaughter. The preparation time is over. Let the frankincense of your prayer and worship carry you into plain view. Let those who have grown to mature manhood in Christ away from the eyes of the world come forth; all those who handle the sword and are ready for war. Dense darkness is rapidly enveloping the earthly realm but His glory rises upon you; the glory of a life hidden in Christ, centered on the power of the cross and moving in Resurrection power – a mighty worshiping warrior Bride is being brought forth, driving back hells’ schemes with her holy presence.