At the beginning of this year I felt that the theme verse for 2018 was Isaiah 58:12:
And your ancient ruins shall be rebuilt; you shall raise up the foundations of many generations; you shall be called the repairer of the breach, the restorer of streets to dwell in (ESV).
In recent days, this word has been coming to pass in my own life and in the lives of many around me. This is not something I had been thinking about or even looking into, yet the Lord began to draw me through dreams and conversations to look into my past in order to examine my spiritual foundations, especially as a young child. Through a series of prophetic dreams and divine appointments, I was shown some open doors in my life that the enemy was coming through to create confusion, lack of focus, and physical oppression. As I began to share this with some friends, I was surprised to find that, they too, were being led on a similar journey into their past.
It seems that there are some very small cracks in some of our foundations because of some generational issues gone unchecked. At first glance, they may seem insignificant. Yet, because of the coming pressure in the days ahead, the Lord wants us to fill in all these gaps and repair any breach in order to secure them firmly. Even as the kingdom of God is expanding in and through us, the enemy will continue to assault us and our foundations must be secure to withstand these attacks.
For those who have been pursuing the Lord and preparing for great exploits, a target has been on your back. It’s precisely because of the call and anointing on your life that the enemy is trying to find any evidence of wrongdoing or misconduct in your family line so he can disqualify you and abort your destiny. However, because of the zeal of the Lord for us and His relentless pursuit to see His sons and daughters succeed, He is using dreams, visions, and unexpected circumstances and conversations to give us clues and insights into the enemy’s schemes. Our Heavenly Father wants us to know exactly where the cracks are and how to fix them so that our walls are secure.
In my own life, I have been led to pray concerning the influence of Freemasonry in my generational line. Though I prayed through this issue several years ago and found tremendous breakthrough, it seemed to surface again in recent weeks. Surprisingly, I have had several other close friends tell me the same thing. The vows and oaths taken in this secret society has created a crack in our spiritual foundations and the Lord is encouraging us to pray to break these unholy alliances. For me personally, I have already felt a shift and breaking of oppression and confusion. The Lord even gave me words in knowledge in my dreams to indicate exactly where the cracks were and how to repair them! These legal loopholes the Adversary was using against me have now been dealt with. I have renewed energy and focus with increased grace and power.
There may be other ways in which the Lord is drawing you to look at the walls of your spiritual foundation. This isn’t anything you will have to work at or strive for. Simply be alert and available. The Holy Spirit will reveal whatever is needed and show you the way through. The recent emphasis on understanding the courts of heaven has prepared the body of Christ to deal with these legal cases in the spirit realm. The Lord has given us everything we need to grow from glory to glory and be firmly established as His sons and daughters.
And I will make you to this people a fortified wall of bronze; they will fight against you, but they shall not prevail over you, for I am with you to save you and deliver you, declares the Lord. I will deliver you out of the hand of the wicked and redeem you from the grasp of the ruthless. (Jer 15:20-21 ESV)
If we want to see the cultural transformation that many of us are praying for, our walls must be secure, both individually and corporately. As intercessors, we need to pray from a place of spiritual and emotional health based on a secure foundation of faith and practice. As the corporate Church, we must address any cracks in our foundations so that we can stand strong in the midst of the storms that continue to come against the gospel of Christ and the advancement of His kingdom. Be alert to where the Lord is directing you concerning your foundations. He wants you to walk in the fullness of your inheritance because the Father’s House is being established in the land.
Watch this short video below that I posted on Facebook this past weekend concerning this word. Below the video is also a link to more information on breaking free from the curses associated with Freemasonry.