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Excerpts from "The Army of God Mobilizes..." by Rick Joyner
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January 8, 2008
By RICK JOYNER:
Excerpts from "The ARMY of GOD MOBILIZES--We Must Have the Courage to Be Different, Radically Different" (Dave Nelson’s comments in parentheses)
Let us resolve this year to honor God with our devotion for having received the gift of salvation, to be a part of His Bride, and to be alive in the greatest of all times to serve Him.
There is an army gathering like no other that the world has ever seen. It will be both an irresistible force and an immovable object. Where it marches, it will conquer. Where it takes a stand, it will not be moved. That it is now gathering is one of the great signs that the end of this age is at hand, and the King will soon come to establish His Kingdom. It is time to prepare the way for the Lord. (Many are connecting with one another in many places, and where truth has “fallen in the streets” the Lord is restoring much truth to His people. They will raise up a standard of truth in each place. Many who have ears to hear will recognize this truth, will rally together, and their hearts will be knit as one.)
Those who are mobilizing to help prepare the way for the Lord are the ones who see Him. They see what others cannot now see.
The great army of God is now being mobilized in thousands of locations. It is going through basic training. The great emphasis upon the basics of faith is from the Holy Spirit. If we are not strong in these, we will be weak and easily defeated. However, those who have a strong foundation will soon have much built upon it. We are going higher. All of the gifts and ministries of the Spirit will go higher. The authority that He will entrust to His faithful ones will greatly increase this year.
A New Resolve in Leadership
Walking in leadership in His Church is a most serious matter. To be entrusted with God's own children cannot be taken lightly. If I entrusted my children to someone to take care of them, and then came back and found them sick, hungry, and filthy, I would not be happy! It is the ultimate honor and privilege to be entrusted with the Lord's own children, but it is also the ultimate responsibility. It is crucial that His people are prepared for the times. There will be a new resolve, a new seriousness, coming upon His leaders this year, but the result of this will be a great strengthening of His people.
We (as leaders who are being prepared by the Lord, as shepherds after His own heart) will resolve to only provide them (all of the Lord’s children) with the very best spiritual food and training. (Of course, all the gifts must come forth from His people in this hour so that the many-fold glory of God might be seen, and no one is to be more important than another).
This year we will see increasing signs that a recovery of basic honesty is transforming science. We will also see this in the Church as well. There are many doctrines that whole movements are built on that have no basis in Scripture, but are rather built on human preferences, in reaction to disappointments, or other problems in the Church. These, too, will start to flow back toward the mainstream of the
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It is an unfathomable honor to be a part of the Church--how much more so to be one of her ministers, her servants. She may have many problems right now, but she is still His Bride that He loves. She will become increasingly awesome as these times unfold. God is in her, she is the temple. As Einstein considered it an endeavor worth his whole life to be able to comprehend even a tiny portion of the reason that manifests itself in nature, we have been given much more than that! The prophets of old longed to see just a tiny portion of the knowledge of the mystery of God that has been given to the least of the saints. We are also told that this great mystery is the union of the Lord with His Bride, the Church. This great mystery will now capture more and more hearts, resulting in its manifestation in His people. (This is what has been capturing my heart and I’m sure many others also, how can the Lord be closer to His people when they gather, how can we be closer to the Lord when we gather, how can His presence be more with us, how can He be more in our midst? We are hungry for more of Him, His glory, His fire, every day, when we are alone and when two or more gather in His name!)
The Bride is the Beauty of Holiness (and will be made more beautiful as we go higher with Him.)
The Bride is also an army. She is an awesome queen! She is glorious and beautiful, and growing in passion for her King. Even so, she will likewise be growing in a fierce irresistible devotion to truth, and the Biblical standards of morality and integrity. She will know how to keep her vessel with the honor and dignity that the true royalty in the earth have. She will walk in "the beauty of holiness" that is so compelling that the rest of mankind will begin to marvel at her, and be drawn to her and to her King.
Let us resolve this year to honor God with our devotion for having received the gift of salvation, to be a part of His Bride, and to be alive in the greatest of all times to serve Him. He has saved His best wine for last. Those who have eyes to see and ears to hear will begin to stand out in radical contrast to those who do not. We must have the courage to be different, radically different, never compromising the sure Word of God and His ways. If we do not stand out, then we are not standing up for the truth. This year the great separation, the great distinction, will become increasingly clear. (We will turn away more and more from what is unholy and become more holy as He is.)
One way that this distinction between the true servants of God and the pretenders will be manifested will be by the spiritual food that we eat. It has been said that an army marches on its stomach, or that it has to be fed to have the strength to march. This year even better, richer, spiritual food will be provided for the army of God, and those who are in it will partake of it daily. Those who do not will begin to weaken and fall behind.
Only those who devote themselves to growing in the Lord actually grow. They care enough to seek Him and to seek spiritual food that He provides for them. Those who do not care enough to do this will fall increasingly behind this year. They have set their own judgment by what they really worship and give themselves to. This year the great distinction will become more clear, and every day the distance between those who truly follow the King, and those who do not, will become greater. Where will we be?
Does that sound too hard? Too serious? We had better get used to it. The spiritual drill sergeants are being released to get the army ready for battle. The less you like your drill sergeants when in training, the more you will love them when you get into battle. Like it or not, the battles are looming. Those who are obedient are assured of victory, but those who do not follow the King will pay a most terrible price. Follow the King! *(Please see additional excerpt below)
*A short excerpt from “Rise Up, Put on Your
For I have called forth from the North, South, East and West, and some have answered My call. Some have cried out to Me and said, “Yes, Lord, I will come. Yes, Lord, I will do as you ask. Yes, Lord, I have heard Your call, and I will be obedient to whatever you ask of Me.” For there were times when there were few or none that answered My call, but you have seen the need for Me once again; and
Though there will be a great shaking unlike any you have ever seen or heard before, it will not only be a shaking in the physical realm; for there is already a shaking in the spiritual realm. For the heavens are shaking even now, as My call continues to go out for the weak and heavy laden. For these are the ones to come forth in the days ahead. For these are the ones who will be greatly needed, for they have known of the travesty of life. They know how to survive and what to do, for they have lived through it already. They have been prepared for that which is coming. They know in their hearts of the hardness of it all and the overcoming that will be needed to get through it to the end. For they have met the enemy face to face, and they have cried out to Me time and again, and I have answered their calls. Though many of them are weary and literally beaten to the pulp, they will rise to My call, they will come forth into My light, for I was their salvation in the darkness. I was the One who met their needs and I was the One who heard their cries in the darkness. I was the One. Just as I am the One to all, but all do not recognize Me for who I am. But all will come to know in the days ahead. All will come to know.