All of hell is being unleashed upon the Church as the enemies of God are stopping their ears and attacking people of faith without restraint. The demonic insurrection has reached a fever pitch and the Champion of Hosts is not idly sitting by. It is time for judgment to come upon His enemies. The zeal for His Bride has stirred Him to action. HE HAS NOW RISEN FROM HIS SEAT to establish a new thing; to set in place a sentence that cannot be overturned. It is time to make His enemies a footstool. The gathering and assembly of saints across the land will seal His pronouncement as the fear of the Lord is about to be loosed upon the earth.
The LORD says to my Lord: “Sit at my right hand, UNTIL I make your enemies your footstool.” (Psalm 110:1)
There are over one hundred scripture passages in both the Old and New Testament that tell how Jesus is seated at the right hand of the Father because of His victory over sin and death (Hebrews 12:2). There are only a few times in Scripture that show Jesus standing. And it is only when His righteous anger has been stirred to take vengeance on those who persecute the saints.
Now when they heard these things they were enraged, and they ground their teeth at him (Stephen). But he, full of the Holy Spirit, gazed into heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God. And he said, “Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God.” But they cried out with a loud voice and stopped their ears and rushed together at him. (Acts 7:54-57 ESV)
When the compromised religious leaders and corrupted public officials heard the Spirit-saturated truths from this pure heart, the demons fueling their jealousy could take it no more. They stopped their ears and rushed forward with demonic glee to destroy this voice that exposed their fraud. In hopes of silencing his voice, they killed the man. But, little did they realize what they had initiated in heaven.
The vitriol and murderous hate taking down a son of His heart stirred Jesus to RISE FROM HIS SEAT to render a judgment against His enemies. According to the Greek word for standing, Jesus stood to “establish a new thing” and “set in place a new balance.” It was time to take action against those who refused to listen. It was time to render His verdicts against those who would no longer heed His warnings. HE STOOD TO LET ALL OF HEAVEN KNOW WHAT WAS COMING.
In Revelation 5:6-7 John “…saw a Lamb standing.” The Lamb of God had risen from His seat to take the scrolls from His Father’s hand to initiate heaven’s judgments against the devil and his dark forces. Isaiah the prophet spoke of the Lord standing when He judges nations (see Isaiah 3:13) and rising from His seat to bring destruction on His enemies.
And people shall enter the caves of the rocks and the holes of the ground, from before the terror of the LORD, and from the splendor of His majesty, WHEN HE RISES to terrify the earth. (Isaiah 2:19)
Though persecution of the saints has been happening for centuries, the level of satanic warfare now being fought in the open across the earth has caused a seismic SHIFT in the heavens! I SEE THE LORD OF HOSTS NOW STANDING and calling all of heaven to attention for what is soon to take place. The demonic momentum of rebellion and wicked destruction has reached His ears and compelled Him to RISE UP and respond to the tyranny of evil hearts.
I also hear that as we, His people, STAND WITH HIM in His righteous judgments, the agreement between heaven and earth will OVERTURN this demonic warfare! Not only must we stand individually, but we must stand corporately. The worship gatherings and national assemblies taking place across this nation carry collective spiritual authority to bring about the needed SHIFT ON THE EARTH. These gatherings are not mere symbols of unity, but a SIGNAL TO THE HEAVENS of our collective STAND for righteous judgments. Where our prayers have been collected in the bowls of heaven, our collective stand will TIP THE SCALES to heaven’s justice.
Arise, O LORD, in Your anger; Lift Yourself up because of the rage of my enemies; Rise up for me to the judgment You have commanded! So the congregation of the peoples shall surround You; For their sakes, therefore, return on high. (Psalms 7:6-7 NKJV)
Even as our hearts remain “seated” and secure in who we are as heirs of the Father, it is now time to STAND with the Captain of the Hosts and contend for the Kingdom! Heaven’s armies are at the ready and looking for the agreement between heaven and earth to enact the commands from the throne. Our collective worship and adoration of the true King far outweigh hell’s screams. Our tormentors may seek satisfaction in our pain, but our gaze toward the throne will open heaven and the glory of the Lord WILL be seen!
This is a must read book for those looking at the shift that has taken place in our world and how to pray and walk in this hour. Wanda’s writing is insightful and prophetic. I’ve been giving this book away to friends who know how to intercede and recognize we are in a different hour than we have ever seen.
(Karen Hardin, Literary agent, author, and contributor for Intercessors for America)