Thursday, March 22, 2012

"The Standard Of The Lord Opportunity Vision"

"The Standard Of The Lord Opportunity Vision"

On 3-21-12, during our Wednesday evening 6-8pm prayer watch, I was standing up front in the church asking the Lord what was on His heart for us and what did He want us to pray for that night. As soon as I said that, I saw the U.S. like a map in front of me. I saw the hand of the Lord pointing towards the map. I saw many holes in the ground in various places all over the map. The holes were not big, but they were all the same size. I then zoomed in closer in the vision and saw that they were holes like what a golf ball would go into, or a flag pole would be inserted into. I saw that there was a hole in each city, and in each state of the nation. I then knew by the Spirit that these were for flag poles to be inserted into.

I looked again at the map and I then noticed that some cities had no flags or flag poles, while some had various flags, and most were all different flags. Some flags had animals on them, and some had people on them, and some had famous people on them, and some had state seals on them, but I could not see much detail, as I was not permitted to read them up close. Once in a while I would see a national flag or an occasional religious flag. The city flags were smaller and shorter than the state flags. Many flags had been there for a long time and were very tattered, while others were newer. I even noticed that a few cities had taken down their flag poles and were in the process of filling in their spot where the poles were erected. I wondered at the significance of being showed these flag poles and their placements.

As I watched, I saw the hand of the Lord again highlight the map before me. I then saw a flag in the Lord's hand and it had the Sun imprinted on it with brilliant light streaming out of it with the Cross inside of the sunlight and water seemed to be pouring out of the Cross on the flag. He reached down and attempted to place it in a certain city, when the flag neared, great upheaval occurred and the people threw things at the Lord's hand and refused the flag to be placed in their city. The Lord's hand turned away and went to another city. This city saw the flag coming and began to scream at the flag and they cursed the flag and would not receive it, so again, the hand of the Lord moved on.

The Lord's hand drew closer to the next city, and the people saw it coming close and many people reached up for it, but some also began to fight with those who reached up for the flag and a big fight broke out and the resistance against them was great, so that those who reached up then slowly one by one let down their hands and backed away, not willing to fight the resistors for the flag. The hand of the Lord hovered for a few minutes offering it to them still, but the people did not reach for it again. This went on and on as I watched, many of the scenes repeated city after city, and some new reactions and responses as well. A few towns even sent out their military and police to shoot at the flag that came near, as they were suspicious of it and did not trust it.

I did see some small towns in America reach out for the flag and it did come down from the lord's hand and was placed in their town to fly in their midst, but I did not see any large cities respond at this point to the Lord's offering. One small town that I saw had a few people that were standing around the hole asking God to send them His flag, and day after day, they went out faithfully to pray at the hole and asked God to send it. This day, the flag came near and they fell down and wept for joy and hugged each other and blessed the Lord who sent it. The Lord placed the flag in the hole and thunder sounded in the heavens over them. The ground shook and the people shouted. As they did this, more people in that small town came running out to see what had happened. They saw the flag and wondered who had placed it there. There was a great stir in that town, and the Lord saw their response and their openness to Him and I saw the Sun begin to shine brilliantly over that town. The people began to bask in the sunlight and began to talk with those who were there when the flag came. soon, the whole town was conversing together and I saw the Lord smile.

Then I saw the hand of the Lord lift and He continued His trek across the Nation, visiting every city and every state to see what their response would be to His flag coming to them. The Lord was very focused and intent on what He was doing, and I watched His expressions while He visited the various cities and states. He was very troubled when the cities rejected Him, and He was joyful when they asked for Him to come or reached out to Him. I also knew that the cities or states that rejected Him as a whole would not be given another opportunity to have His flag fly in their area. This was a very sovereign time and the inhabitants did not perceive it or want it.

I felt that if they did not have the flag from Jesus in their city that they would not have help from the Lord in the coming days. I felt an urgency in my spirit rise up for I suddenly knew they would be in danger, but the Lord only shook His head, and I knew they had made their choice. I was grieved at this but I also knew that the Lord had been calling to them for a long time and this was a final opportunity to receive Him as their Head and to trust in His leadership for their City. Most would not embrace Him, so most would not have His help when they would need it. The smaller towns that did receive it were shining like the Sun and I knew they would be fine and would flourish in any thing that came.

Then, I shared with the people that had gathered on the prayer watch what I had seen, and we began to pray for various cities and states that the Lord placed on our hearts. I knew the vision was for the days we were now entering into prophetically and the opportunity was now being given to each city and state to receive Jesus Christ into their area to bring change and help to them. It is up to us to receive Him and to let Him bring His Changes to us while the door is open to us. His Winds of Change are blowing in the nation right now, but will we embrace His hand, or will we face those changes that are coming alone and without heavens help?

It's our choice.

So, I then looked up scriptures of the Standard of the Lord (Flag, Ensign):

Isaiah 59:18 According to their deeds, accordingly he will repay, fury to his adversaries, recompense to his enemies; to the islands he will repay recompense. 19 So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him. 20 And the Redeemer shall come to Zion, and unto them that turn from transgression in Jacob, saith the LORD.  KJV

AMP: 18 According as their deeds deserve, so will He repay wrath to His adversaries, recompense to His enemies; on the foreign islands and coastlands He will make compensation. 19 So [as the result of the Messiah's intervention] they shall [reverently] fear the name of the Lord from the west, and His glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him and put him to flight [for He will come like a rushing stream which the breath of the Lord drives]. 20 He shall come as a Redeemer to Zion and to those in Jacob (Israel) who turn from transgression, says the Lord.

YLT: 18 According to deeds -- so He repayeth. Fury to His adversaries, [their] deed to His enemies, To the isles [their] deed He repayeth. 19 And they fear from the west the name of Jehovah, And from the rising of the sun -- His honour, When come in as a flood doth an adversary, The Spirit of Jehovah hath raised an ensign against him. 20 And come to Zion hath a redeemer, Even to captives of transgression in Jacob, An affirmation of Jehovah.

Numbers 1:52 The people of Israel shall pitch their tents by their companies, each man in his own camp and each man by his own standard. 

Many scriptures in Numbers on the placement of the Standards to study out...

Numbers 2:2 The Israelites shall encamp, each by his own [tribal] standard or banner with the ensign of his father's house, opposite the Tent of Meeting and facing it on every side.

Jeremiah 4:5 Declare in Judah, and proclaim in Jerusalem, and say, "Blow the trumpet through the land; cry aloud and say, 'Assemble, and let us go into the fortified cities!' 6 Raise a standard toward Zion, flee for safety, stay not, for I bring disaster from the north, and great destruction.
20News of one violent disaster and calamity comes close after another, for the whole land is laid waste; suddenly are my tents spoiled and destroyed, and my [tent] curtains ruined in a moment. 21[O Lord] how long must I see the flag [marking the route for flight] and hear the sound of the trumpet [urging the people to flee for refuge]? 22[Their chastisement will continue until it has accomplished its purpose] for My people are stupid, says the Lord [replying to Jeremiah]; they do not know and understand Me. They are thickheaded children, and they have no understanding. They are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge [and know not how].

Isaiah 30:15 For thus the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel, has said, “In repentance and rest you will be saved, In quietness and trust is your strength.” But you were not willing, 16 And you said, “No, for we will flee on horses,” Therefore you shall flee! “And we will ride on swift horses,” Therefore those who pursue you shall be swift. 17 One thousand will flee at the threat of one man; You will flee at the threat of five, Until you are left as a flag on a mountain top And as a signal on a hill.  18 Therefore the LORD longs to be gracious to you, And therefore He waits on high to have compassion on you. For the LORD is a God of justice; How blessed are all those who long for Him.

Isaiah 62:10 Go through, go through the gates! Prepare the way for the people. Cast up, cast up the highway! Gather out the stones. Lift up a standard or ensign over and for the peoples. 11 Behold, the Lord has proclaimed to the end of the earth: Say to the Daughter of Zion, Behold, your salvation comes [in the person of the Lord]; behold, His reward is with Him, and His work and recompense before Him.

Zechariah 9:15 The LORD of hosts shall defend them; and they shall devour, and subdue with sling stones; and they shall drink, and make a noise as through wine; and they shall be filled like bowls, and as the corners of the altar. 16 And the LORD their God shall save them in that day as the flock of his people: for they shall be as the stones of a crown, lifted up as an ensign upon his land. 17 For how great is his goodness, and how great is his beauty! corn shall make the young men cheerful, and new wine the maids.

Isaiah 11:9 They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea. 10 And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious. 11 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea. 12 And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth. 13 The envy also of Ephraim shall depart, and the adversaries of Judah shall be cut off: Ephraim shall not envy Judah, and Judah shall not vex Ephraim.

Romans 6:17 But thanks be to God, that you who were once slaves of sin have become obedient from the heart to the standard of teaching to which you were committed,

- Susan O'Marra
- 03-21-12