Selah

10 Sep

September 10, 2011

Dear Friends,

I’m sure many of you who subscribe to this site have noticed my silence since my last post in mid July.  This has been by choice in obedience to the Lord’s direction.  I am not accustomed to sharing about my fasting publicly, but feel it is necessary in order to emphasis the urgency of what is before us.  During these past 7 1/2 weeks (55 days)  I have fasted and prayed over our nation and over the nation of Israel.  Last week I joined about 700 fellow intercessors in Seattle, Washington at The World for Jesus Ministries “Gathering of Eagles”.  Although many things were happening that I could have addressed during this time of fasting, prayer, and preparation for the gathering, the Lord had me SELAH–to pause, to stop the music and ponder.

This “Gathering” was scheduled for October, but because of prophetic revelations concerning our nation, it became urgent to this ministries leadership to back it up to Aug. 29th through Sept. 2nd–before the upcoming U.N. General Assembly in New York in September.  Never before have I experienced such unity and witnessed such spiritual commitment from so many spirit-filled men and women–many of which are prophets of God.   For no less than 8 hours each day, this last week of August was spent in worship and deep intercession.  The Lord has revealed to many of His prophets what is coming upon America and the urgency of the hour was evident.  As we fell on our faces before our Holy God, cries of repentance for our sins and the sins of our fathers, and prayers for God’s mercy to be given in the midst of His righteous judgment went up before the Lord.  Spiritual warfare through God’s Word, in the name of Jesus, and by the power of His blood and His Spirit was waged against principalities and powers of darkness.

We now stand on the eve of the 10th anniversary of 9/11.  Signs have manifest that the threat of retaliation for the death of Osama bin Laden are indeed credible and our nations security has heightened.  I will never forget the prophetic dream the Lord gave me on this day ten years ago–the dream of what would take place the next morning.  I will also never forget what the Lord spoke to me after I witnessed the second plane fly into the second tower and instantly realized this was no accident and saw my dream coming to pass before my eyes.  I cried out for Him to forgive us, forgive the sins of our fathers, and that He would deliver us from what was happening.  He immediately replied,

“It’s not over.”
(referring to the events of the day that had not happened yet)

And then He said,
“This is just the beginning.”
(I knew He was speaking of future events)

We must be steadfast in seeking the LORD–keeping our hearts and eyes always on Him.  We, His children, are not to live in dread or fear, but in awe and reverence of our Holy God–Yahweh, and His son Jesus–Yeshua.  We must continue to intercede for our nation and its leaders.  We must continue to pray for Israel and her leaders.  This is not a time to live in complacency and caught up in the system of the world.  Father is calling out to His own to SELAH–to pause, to stop the music and ponder on what HE is saying in this hour.

Tomorrow, the 10th anniversary of 9/11,  is 09/11/11.  I find the Biblical reference to these numbers significant: 10 is the number that represents Testimony, Law and Responsibility.  9 represents the Fruit of the Spirit and Divine Completeness from the Lord.   The number 11 represents Judgment and Disorder, and because it is the 11th month and the 11th year, it is multiplied.  I do not know if the plans of our enemies will be successful tomorrow or in the future, but I do know that nothing and no one can stop the plans of the One True God.   We have just witnessed multiple devastating disasters from hurricanes, tornadoes, floods and fires all taking place at once in our nation, yet even in these, God’s great mercy was evident for much worse was predicted than happened.  Our land is not only being split by earthquakes but by politics and racism.  Greed continues to gut our economy and wreak havoc on the world.  Our President continues to issue threats and ultimatums to Israel’s leaders to force them to defy the word and will of Almighty God concerning Israel’s covenant land. And the attack on our Christian Faith here in America is rapidly escalating.   This is quite evident in that New York City’s mayor, Michael Bloomberg, has excluded all clergy from the Ground Zero commemoration tomorrow.

In all of this, where is the Church?  Where are God’s people?  Many have turned from the pure Gospel to another that pleases their desires.  Many have given place to those desires and fallen far from the Faith.  I pray that you are among the faithful remnant who strive to keep themselves from the snares of the world and who are awake and watching for the coming of our LORD.

The LORD said to King Solomon:

If I shut up heaven that there be no rain,
or if I command the locusts to devour the land,
or if I send pestilence among my people;
If my people, which are called by my name,
shall humble themselves, and pray,
and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways;
then will I hear from heaven,
and will forgive their sin,
and will heal their land.
2 Chronicles 7:13-14

Therefore also now, saith the LORD,
turn ye even to me with all your heart,
and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning:
And rend your heart, and not your garments,
and turn unto the LORD your God:
for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger,
and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil.
Who knoweth if he will return and repent,
and leave a blessing behind him;
even a meat offering and a drink offering unto the LORD your God?

Blow the trumpet in Zion,
sanctify a fast, call a solemn assembly:
Gather the people, sanctify the congregation,
assemble the elders,
gather the children, and those that suck the breasts:
let the bridegroom go forth of his chamber,
and the bride out of her closet.
Let the priests, the ministers of the LORD,
weep between the porch and the altar,
and let them say, Spare thy people, O LORD,
and give not thine heritage to reproach,
that the heathen should rule over them:
wherefore should they say among the people,
Where is their God?
Then will the LORD be jealous for his land, and pity his people.

Joel 2:12-18

When God brought judgment upon the house of Israel it was because of Israel’s sins–not the sins of the Canaanites.   1 Peter 4:17 tells us that judgment begins at the house of God.   When God revealed His coming judgment to His prophets, the prophets cried out in repentance to God and said, WE have sinned.  They did not point their fingers at the other nations sin.  They acknowledged their own sin, the sin of God’s people and the sins of their forefathers.  God said, “If MY people”.  From the very beginning, America was founded upon and dedicated to God.  God has been faithful to America, but America has been unfaithful to God.  Unrighteousness is ruling the land because so many of those who claim God’s name have brought a reproach on His name through their ungodly lives.  God brings chastening to His own because He loves them.  (Hebrews 12:5-11) His judgments are progressive in that He gives warning after warning.  He desires to show mercy, but if His people remain stiff-necked and refuse to turn back to Him, there comes a point of no return on God’s chastisement.  I am convinced that this is the point we have reached in this nation.  On March 29, 2010 God woke me saying that we had reached a CUSP.  He showed me that this CUSP was indeed a transition, a turning point, a point of no return.   Just six days earlier, I asked the Lord what He wanted to say to the people of America concerning what our nations leaders were doing to Israel.  He answered, “You have been weighed in the balances and been found wanting.”   Of course we know that this was “the handwriting on the wall” written by the finger of God to the king of Babylon.

When I pray, I do not ask God to stop the things He has pronounced on this nation, for I know that God is just in His actions against us.  He told me that what He has shown me will not be stopped–will not be thwarted by anyone–they will come to pass.  Since that encounter in June 2007, I can only pray for His MERCY to be extended in His righteous judgment and that from the fiery trial, great fires of revival will be ignited.  Will you join me? For your own sake, the sake of your loved ones, and the sake of this nation and the world, will you humble yourself before the LORD and turn to Him with all your heart?

In the love of Christ Jesus our Savior and Lord,

Jan

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