Sunday, January 8, 2017

“The Mantle of Humility and the Battle for the Habitations”

“The Mantle of Humility and the Battle for the Habitations” - Podcast

The Lord started speaking to me alot the past few days out of John Chapter 5.

My core text for tonight's message:

John 5:19 So Jesus answered them by saying, I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, the Son is able to do nothing of Himself (of His own accord); but He is able to do only what He sees the Father doing, for whatever the Father does is what the Son does in the same way [in His turn]. 20 The Father dearly loves the Son and discloses to (shows) Him everything that He Himself does. And He will disclose to Him (let Him see) greater things yet than these, so that you may marvel and be full of wonder and astonishment. 30 I am able to do nothing from Myself [independently, of My own accord—but only as I am taught by God and as I get His orders]. Even as I hear, I judge [I decide as I am bidden to decide. As the voice comes to Me, so I give a decision], and My judgment is right (just, righteous), because I do not seek or consult My own will [I have no desire to do what is pleasing to Myself, My own aim, My own purpose] but only the will and pleasure of the Father Who sent Me.

Then I had two visions:

Vision #1.

In the vision today on 01-08-17, the Lord and I were standing in heaven and we were looking at scenes being played of the earth. I saw scenes of disquiet, turmoil, and there was an uneasy brooding everywhere I looked. I saw the ground heaving up and down in great swells in areas. I looked closer where the uplift was happening and I saw the movement was due to the root structures underground that were being disturbed and dislodged by the church. I knew the enemy was not happy about his plans and systems being disrupted and dislodged in these areas and he was regrouping for a massive retaliation.

I looked to the Lord as if to inquire what we must do, and the Lord shook his head and said, “You can only win this battle that is coming with this.” He reached out his hand and he held out a plain garment. “This is the Mantle of Humility. This is the only weapon the enemy cannot see. If you try to defeat the plans of the enemy in your own pride, talents, gifts, or strength, then you will also become captive to his system. There is greater authority in humility than in giftings, weapons, and even anointings. It is time the church learns the power of true humility.”

“You cannot see all of the operations of the enemy without this. Put this on.” I reach out and take the garment and put it over my robe. It was soft and warm and felt like it was made for me. Jesus smiled at my thought. “Yes, it was made for you. You are all called to walk in Me. Walking in My Humility is one of My Attributes and My Purposes that you must cultivate and mature into in your walks. You cannot see clearly without it. Now look at the ground that was swelling again.”

I turned to see where the ground was moving, and I could see warfare under the ground. Light and darkness was raging under the ground as saints and devils were battling in the root structures that held the ground fast. It looked like lava and lightning swirling and striking as they fought. But I noticed that as soon as some roots were loosened and becoming dislodged, the person doing the battling began to let up and moved to another area doing the same as they went. This did not fully eradicate the problem but it actually strengthened the root system to tighten its grip after the person left the area. The whole ground was regrouping.

I looked, and I thought, “We haven’t done much have we? Are we making any progress at all Lord? Isn’t there a better way?” He turned towards me and said, “Yes! Its time to ask that question of Me! I have a better way! What you see here is the level of surface warfare that your generation is used to fighting, they get a few results and they think they have won and they move on thinking everything is okay, but they do not realize they have not completely rooted out anything, but only made things harder. Its time to recognize that you need to humble yourselves and ask for My Wisdom, for I know where every enemy lies and I know when and where he will shortly strike. It’s not too late. That’s why you are here. Its time to shift gears.”

“It is important to walk closely by My side in this hour. Many shall foolishly rise up in their thinking and run into battle not fully equipped, not knowing they shall fall. You are no match without My robes on. There are different garments for different battles. In some battles you wear armor. In some battles you wear only mail. In some battles you wear camouflage to sneak in among the enemy. In some battles you are clothed with My Zeal, or My Joy, or My Holiness. But in this battle ahead that you all will face as a nation, it is My Robes of Humility that will save you. You must see what I see, so you must put them on quickly. You must hear what I hear, for the enemy wants to bring more confusion and fear. You must yield fully over to Me. You must act when I act, and not until I act. You must only move in My authority and move in tandem with Me. This is why you have had to fight these past three months. I was preparing you for what’s ahead.”

“The turbulence has begun as I have showed you. This shall increase as you all ascend. But you must guard your hearts and minds, and you do it by wearing My robe. When you humble yourself in Me then I shield your hearts and minds from the onslaught of the enemy. He does not want My church to see, or to see what she is destined to be. So he will use this turbulent times ahead to fill your hearts and minds with fear, stress, and dread to keep you defeated instead. You must keep your eyes upon Me and walk humbly with Me and with each other, for in this place is hidden the greatest of all power. As I humbled Myself before My Father, even so, I also triumphed over every enemy. You also will not only root out every evil work of the enemy that has been laid, but you all will also establish a new foundation for your nation to be built upon. Come, there is much work to do ahead of all of you.”

The Lord then led me to an interesting set of scriptures:

Zephaniah 2:2 [The time for repentance is speeding by like chaff whirled before the wind!] Therefore consider, before God’s decree brings forth [the curse upon you], before the time [to repent] is gone like the drifting chaff, before the fierce anger of the Lord comes upon you—yes, before the day of the wrath of the Lord comes upon you! 3 Seek the Lord [inquire for Him, inquire of Him, and require Him as the foremost necessity of your life], all you humble of the land who have acted in compliance with His revealed will and have kept His commandments; seek righteousness, seek humility [inquire for them, require them as vital]. It may be you will be hidden in the day of the Lord’s anger. 4 For [hear the fate of the Philistines:] Gaza shall be forsaken and Ashkelon shall become a desolation; the people of Ashdod shall be driven out at noonday and Ekron shall be uprooted. 

(Note: You can read the whole of Chapter two to get the full view.)

1 Peter 5:4 And [then] when the Chief Shepherd is revealed, you will win the conqueror’s crown of glory. 5 Likewise, you who are younger and of lesser rank, be subject to the elders (the ministers and spiritual guides of the church)—[giving them due respect and yielding to their counsel]. Clothe (apron) yourselves, all of you, with humility [as the garb of a servant, so that its covering cannot possibly be stripped from you, with freedom from pride and arrogance] toward one another. For God sets Himself against the proud (the insolent, the overbearing, the disdainful, the presumptuous, the boastful)—[and He opposes, frustrates, and defeats them], but gives grace (favor, blessing) to the humble. 6 Therefore humble yourselves [demote, lower yourselves in your own estimation] under the mighty hand of God, that in due time He may exalt you,

Vision #2:

I was in my apartment or a house, not quite sure, but I knew it was mine. The bathroom was being severely flooded because a pipe had burst outside in the street, and the water pressure that was flowing into the house was too great and it looked like a geyser erupted in the pipe works of the bathroom. I called frantically for someone to call the city to turn the water pressure off. I knew that we would have to move out because so much water was coming out that it would flood us in minutes destroying everything. I started yelling to people to get their belongings out.

The Pipes represent the church structure that currently handles the flow of water or “truth” in a city. The quality of the pipes determines the quality of the flow. Pipes are interconnected through relationships, or networking within the Body of Christ.

The release of the Glory that is coming is going to break through the weaknesses within our relationships and alliances and networks. It will also expose our faults and weaknesses so they can be repaired, or replace sections not properly aligned. But either way, the Glory is going to be stronger than what we have all prepared for. Which is a God thing, because this is for our growth and maturity. It is going to rebuild, strengthen, and revolutionize the whole structure of the Body of Christ into a brand new glorious workmanship, flowing in harmony with His Will and His Ways.

-        Susan O’Marra

-        01-08-17