I would like to continue in the theme of the release of the seed; a corporate company of messengers who are flames of fire and recommend that you have read the other 3 parts of this series before reading this one. I feel a bit like the first part of what I have to share today is to lay a foundation of understanding and so it may seem a bit theoretical and unexciting, but we can’t always be just sharing visions. The foundation of the Word must undergird all we walk in during these pivotal days. If we don’t understand the map before us, we will not know where to put our feet.
Jesus, the Son or Seed of God, was of the tribe of Judah, whose standard is the Lion of the Tribe of Judah. The sons or seed who are to be released as His end-time messengers also go forth in the pattern of the tribe of Judah. When the Israelites camped in the wilderness, God was very specific as to the camping positions of the different tribes. All was done in an orderly fashion around the tabernacle housing the ark of His presence.
Num 2:3 On the east side toward the sunrise shall they of the standard of the camp of Judah encamp by their companies; : and Nahshon the son of Amminadab shall be captain of the children of Judah. …Num 2:9 All these [three tribes] numbered in the camp of Judah totaled 186,400. They shall set forth first.
The tribes of Zebulun, Issachar and Judah camped on the east side in a 3-fold encampment which God called ‘the camp of Judah’. When the silver trumpets were blown, the tribe of Judah was to set out first with the other two behind them. In other words, the tribe of Judah were the forerunners in any move of the Lord’s people. When there is an issuing forth of the children of God to follow the cloud to a new spiritual location, it is those of the tribe of Judah who step forward first. They are followed by those who handle the pen of the writer or engraver (Zebulun in Judges 5:14) and those who have understanding of the times and know what the people ought to do (Issachar in 1 Chron 12:32). These three tribes, the corporate camp of Judah who march forth at the head of the people of God as they pull up tent pegs and move through the wilderness, carry a 3-fold forerunner anointing: to lead and rule; to release and engrave a message from the volume of the heavenly scroll upon the hearts of the hearers; to release revelation and understanding of the times which consequently brings light to walk by. They provide footsteps for others to walk in.
The prophetic blessing spoken over the tribe of Judah is the following:
Gen 49:8 Judah, thou art he whom thy brethren shall praise: thy hand shall be in the neck of thine enemies; thy father’s children shall bow down before thee. Gen 49:9 Judah is a lion’s whelp: from the prey, my son, thou art gone up: he stooped down, he couched as a lion, and as an old lion; who shall rouse him up? Gen 49:10 The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be. Gen 49:11 Binding his foal unto the vine, and his ass’s colt unto the choice vine; he washed his garments in wine, and his clothes in the blood of grapes: Gen 49:12 His eyes shall be red with wine, and his teeth white with milk.
‘The scepter shall not depart from Judah’… In other words, Judah has a leadership position. ‘Judah will go first’. The scepter is an instrument of rule. The Hebrew word ‘scepter’ also means ‘tribe or clan’. So according to verse 10, the tribe or clan will not issue forth until ‘Shiloh’ comes. Who is Shiloh? It is Jesus, the Bridegroom; the Breaker who goes ahead of His remnant in Micah 2:13.
Mic 2:13 The Breaker will go up before them. They will break through, pass in through the gate and go out through it, and their King will pass on before them, the Lord at their head.
A lawgiver (mentioned in Gen 49:10) is a person who issues legal decrees. These decrees or legal pronouncements sound forth from a specific place. Interestingly, the term ‘his feet’ in Hebrew is also a euphemism for the private parts of a man. So the departing or issuing forth of the tribe, the seed from Judah and the release of the decree-sounders from His loins is appointed to happen when the One called the Breaker (called Shiloh in Gen 49:10) has gathered the remnant and rides before them through the gate.
Jesus of the tribe of Judah was a high priest after the order of Melchizedek and those who are His seed are priests after the order of Melchizedek. They ride behind the King, Who is at their head as they go forth to battle, carrying in their mouths the righteous decrees of the Breaker.
As I write, I hear the old-fashioned word ‘vanguard’. Here is the definition according to the Cambridge dictionary:
‘1. the part of an army or navy that leads an attack on an enemy 2. a group of people who lead the development of radical, ground-breaking new ideas and methods of doing things’
‘The vanguard (also called the advance guard) is the leading part of an advancing military formation. It has a number of functions, including seeking out the enemy and securing ground in advance of the main force. The fore-riders of the vanguard would be accompanied by the harbingers, whose job was to locate lodgings for the army for the following night.'(Wikipaedia)
This 3-fold company (comprising Judah, Zebulun and Issachar) who march forth at the head of God’s people in the wilderness are the vanguard.
I discussed in parts 1 to 3 that the release of the messengers of fire is a release of sons/seed who carry the mind or DNA of the Father and mentioned that the Hebrew letter Nun has a pictograph like a seed or sperm. The sperm must issue forth first before any form of conception, replenishment or fruitfulness can occur in the earth. The tribe of Judah issue forth first and in Zechariah 12, we are told that God will make the leaders of Judah like a flaming torch or fire-lighter:
Zec 12:6 In that day will I make the chiefs of Judah like a big, blazing pot among [sticks of] wood and like a flaming torch among sheaves [of grain], and they shall devour all the peoples round about, on the right hand and on the left; and they of Jerusalem shall yet again dwell and sit securely in their own place, in Jerusalem.
If Judah is a flaming torch among the sheaves, he is also the fiery sperm or lit firelighter son among the wheat, bringing conception and visitation of the Refiner’s fire to the Body of Christ. The fiery anointing with which Judah is filled passes on to others as ignition takes place. But how does Judah become this lit torch in the hand of the Lord? We discover this a few verses further back in the same chapter:
Zec 12:4 …And I will open My eyes on the house of Judah, and will strike every horse of the peoples with blindness.
‘I will open My eyes’… the Hebrew word for eyes also means ‘fountains’. The opening of the fountains upon Judah speaks of the outpouring of the seven spirits of God upon them. It is this sevenfold anointing which comprises the baptism of fire, where the seven lamps of the menorah are lit. It is also connected to the seven eyes upon the one stone mentioned in Zechariah 3. God says He Himself will engrave the writing upon that stone. It is not the hand of man that writes our destiny upon us. Just as He engraved the tablets for the wedding covenant at Sinai, He will engrave all that needs to be written upon the finishing stone receiving the seven spirits.
We have already established that the fire-baptised seed or sons of God are the last release from the mouth of God as the Hebrew letter nun appears like a lit match when it occurs at the end of a word, and I want to look into a description of the release of these sons of God in psalm 110;
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.
The word translated ‘young men’ comes from a root word ‘yalad’ which means ‘to beget’. I discussed the Father begetting sons in part 2 of this series: ‘the word ‘beget’ means ‘to father, to bring into being, to trigger, to inspire and to kindle’. It is a word that is only used connected to the father.’ So this verse in psalm 110 is referring to the begetting or kindling of sons in the morning watch. Remember in Joel chapter 2, the mighty endtime army of the Lord is described as looking like the dawn upon the mountains. This mighty army is a fire-starter (see Joel 2:3), released during the morning watch of the Day of the Lord.
Psalm 110 is pivotal at this time. He is going to extend His scepter from Zion (ps 110:2) and that scepter sent forth is the camp of Judah, the company of sons who go forth as messengers of fire to release God’s end-time fire amongst the sheaves of wheat as Zech 12:6 proclaims. I saw a brief vision of the Judah camp marching forth at the sound of the two silver trumpets in the desert. As they did, the fire of God was upon them and they led the way for the rest of the people of God, who stepped into the fiery path the fire starters had lit. Jesus said a fire would be kindled in the earth and He longed for it to be lit. The Judah encampment are those used to kindle a fire amongst the people of God first and then in the whole earth. They are the scepter which releases His righteous fiery judgments from the heavenly mount Zion.
They are His young men who spring forth in the beauty of holiness from the womb of the morning and we are told they are as the dew. Dew has certain characteristics. It alights from above and covers the whole earth silently in the morning watch. But more than this, the Spirit showed me that they are the D.E.W, God’s Directed Energy Weapons released quietly into the earth. They are His stealth weapons. The kings of the earth array themselves together and plot against the Lord (psalm 2) but when morning comes, it is discovered that he has already sent forth His D.E.W. Just as directed energy weapons can be used to kindle fires in the natural, so too, these sons of God carry the fire power of God within them and bring a sound from God’s mouth:
Deu 32:2 My message shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew, as the light rain upon the tender grass, and as the showers upon the herb.
They are a sound, word or speech sent forth from the mouth of God and they distil or alight in their appointed places, quietly moving into their Kingdom positions while the world sleeps. The ‘adoption’ or placing of sons in their appointed places to carry out the Father’s business is occurring at the same time. Isaiah 26:19AMP says that God’s dew is the dew of sparkling light. This huge company of sons bring light and revelation from the throne, and the rising of the Sun of Righteousness unveils each of them in their appointed positions. Just as the dew in the wilderness brought manna for the people of God, this company brings revelation of the Bread of Heaven to nourish and strengthen the woman in the wilderness.
Psalm 110 says that God’s people offer themselves willingly in the day of His power. Is your life laid down as a living sacrifice? Are you arrayed in the beauty of holiness? When the tribe of Judah set out to follow the cloud, their leader was the son of Amminadab. This name means ‘the people who offer themselves willingly’. These are those that say, “Not my will, but Yours be done”. Jesus was the first to offer Himself willingly as a son and He now brings forth many sons in His image and likeness. These are the ones who form His righteous scepter extended, decreeing righteous judgments. The thing about a scepter is that it only wields power when moved and extended by the hand of the King. It is completely surrendered to Him, having no will of its own.
This company are like Jeremiah in chapter 20:9, who said that the message of God he carried burned like a fire in his bones and he could not hold it in. He was dwelling with the everlasting burnings and the sound they carried had to be released.
The fire-starter sons are even now receiving layer upon layer of revelation and understanding in preparation for their own baptism of fire, before being released to run in the path of His spoken commands. They must be filled with the fullness of the sound from His mouth; the entirety of the message they are to carry.
Psa 119:32 I will run the way of Your commandments when You give me a heart that is willing.
Every last vestige of resistance within their hearts is being dealt with; every division and contention within their hearts to the will of the Father is being laid aside and repented of as they lay everything in order within. They can sense the Divine Kindler is in the house (Malachi 3) and about to breathe His fiery breath upon them, igniting and releasing them as He did at the first Pentecost.
(part 5 to follow)