Come and Dine with Me

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Amanda Shiflett

As I prayed on these days of Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) that we are in, I began to see in the spirit a tent or tabernacle out in a wheat field; only the wheat had already been harvested. The tent was larger than most but not overly large. It was white, with white curtains (veil) coming down in the front, and it had golden rods. The curtains moved somewhat in the breeze.

As I walked up to the tent, I pulled back the veil to go in. I saw the Lord (Jesus) sitting there at a table. The table was set with food, supplies, weapons and many different vessels. He had on a white garment, with a belt around His waist, and a golden crown on His head. I also saw what I believe was the enemy on the very edge of the field, hiding close to wooded areas or behind rocks so they would not be seen.

I sensed that they wanted to come closer, especially to hear what was being said, but they dared not come closer to the tent (tabernacle). I heard the Lord say, “I am preparing a table before you in the presence of your enemies — I am inviting you to come to My table and dine, come to My tent, to My tabernacle and enter into My rest. I have prepared this table of My goodness but it will only be as you tabernacle with Me that I will bring you to My table … this table where all My provision is, where all My supply is, where all My goodness is!

“Here with Me, you will receive the rest, the supply, the provision and, most importantly, the strategies that you will need for the season you are stepping into. After this time of ‘tabernacling’ with Me, when you step back onto the battlefield, you will be restored and rejuvenated, full of fresh supply, full of My joy and peace and full of MY strategies for this new season.

“You will need all of these things more than ever before, for the season that is ahead will be unlike any you have ever known. In this season, you will need the provision, supply, wisdom and strategies of heaven to complete the tasks that I have ordained for you to walk in. You will not be able to rely on the wisdom of man, on the ways of the kingdoms of this world nor on your own experience during this time. During the past season, I have been taking you through a time of learning to rely on Me, learning to trust in Me for everything you need. In this new season, you will need to walk in this understanding that I AM your source; that I AM your provision and you will need to rely on the things that I will give you during your time of tabernacling with Me.

“As you are spending this time under My tent of meeting, communing with Me, Your enemies will be close around; close enough to see you; close enough for you to even sense their presence but they cannot come near you, for they are not able to come to My banqueting table nor are they able to come near where I dwell. My banqueting table is set for My Beloved only, for My Covenant Ones and My delight is in them.

“My delight is in dwelling with them. ‘Come in and dine with Me,’ says the Lord, ‘for I will give rest to your weary soul. This last season has been hard in many ways, and your faith has been tested in many ways but you are about to be rewarded for your faithfulness … if you DO NOT give up!

“Even as the children of Israel had to walk through many trials and tests of their faith, and live in tents in the wilderness for 40 years, but afterwards those who remained in faith came into the Promised Land … I say you are now entering a season of stepping into your inheritance, stepping into that which I have promised you and that which I have given you a vision for.

“Just as My people then had to come into My tabernacle, into My presence, to find out the strategies for the battles ahead so you will need to do the same. Do not give up just before your moment to step into the land that I have promised! In this year of completion, this year of My divine perfection, I say that I am perfecting that which pertains to you. What has seemed a struggle in years past, what has seemed just out of reach, in this Kairos season, you will walk into it with ease, with My grace and strength.

“As you come into My tabernacle in this season, as you come into My presence in the most holy place, I will give you all you need for the journey ahead; all you need to possess the land and push back the boundaries of the enemy. There is much you will need for the days that are coming, as they are treacherous days, but do not be afraid for I will fill you with My strength as you rest here with Me. I will fill you with My Spirit. Do not be afraid to go back out onto the battlefield, for My spirit will go with you and He will fill you with might in your inner man!
“Also, during this time with you spend with Me, I will speak to you of what is to come and how you can traverse the mine fields and traps that the enemy has set for you. Do not be afraid of the plots and schemes of the enemies that surround you, for in this time with Me, I will divulge new strategies for you to overcome their plots … I will show you where the enemy has been hiding so that you may go in and root out, tear down and push back ground that they have taken. I will show you where they have been lying in wait for you; where and how they have had access into your life so you can close those access points and push back the lines of the enemy!

“All you need is found in My presence, as you tabernacle with Me, You will overcome and have victory … but this cannot be a one-time event only, nor even something you do for just this season. This will need to go beyond the next few weeks or months but will need to become a part of your lifestyle, and it will need to happen more frequently than ever before. You will need to draw away with Me, sometimes for hours, sometimes for days, on an ever-increasing basis in the months and years to come.

“For those who will do this, those who will come into My dwelling place and commune with Me, they will be able to overcome the enemy that is attempting to destroy them. I will reveal to them the enemy’s battle plan and I will show them how to thwart many of his attacks on them, their families, their regions and their nations. For those who choose not to come into this place with Me, for those who do not learn how to hear My voice in this intimate way, the world will become much more of a dangerous place. Now is not the time to be complacent, nor to be consumed with the things of this world, but it is a time to be consumed with following after Me. For those who will learn how to tabernacle with Me in this way, the days ahead will be the most joyful you have ever known … for truly in My presence is fullness of joy and, at My right hand, there are ever increasing pleasures!

“As you dine with Me, I will pour on you My oil of Joy in a new measure, unlike you have ever experienced. Many will look at you and not understand how you can be so joyful, even as you are surrounded by the turmoil and chaos of this world. Many in the world will ask how you have such joy and you will show them the way to My banqueting table.

“You will come into My tabernacle and I will show you great and mighty things that you do not know. You will go forth with My peace and be filled with My joy. As you sit in My presence, My glory will begin to radiate from you and everything that it touches will be transformed. The world will be drawn to My glory that will rest upon you and kings will come to the brightness of your shining. You will be known as sons and daughters of the King and will walk in your rightful place as heirs of My kingdom. This is the place I have for you, this is the time that I have purposed and this is My invitation to you. The table is set and I ask you now to come!”
As the Lord spoke this to me throughout the day, I pondered the seriousness of this invitation and the words that He spoke. I believe this is an invitation to come in and dine with the King in a way that we have not done before. This is a time to be with Him in a way that we begin to reflect who He is in a more complete way than ever before. As we spend this time dining with Him, listening to His plans and hearing His voice more clearly, then I believe we will begin to step into our identity as kings and priests unto our God! This is the time of the revealing of the sons and daughters of God, if we truly begin to walk as the sons and daughters of God, as kings and priests who know how to use the authority that the King has given us to see His kingdom come … then we are going to have to come into His presence, spend time hearing His heart, hearing His strategies and receiving from the bounty of His supply! {eoa}
Amanda Shiflett is the founder of Prophetic Reformer and co-founder of Kingdom Life Ministries, along with her husband Darin. She is a prophetic minister who heard the Lord’s call from a very young age. Along with her calling as a prophetess, Amanda also flows in a powerful worship and healing anointing and is a gifted teacher and writer as well. Although she loves all aspects of the ministry that God has called her to, her personal passion is to see reformation come to the body of Christ and the current prophetic movement. Over a 10-year period, Amanda received overall training in biblical studies, with extensive training in prophecy, spiritual warfare, Hebraic roots, healing and supernatural ministry, at various ministry schools. Amanda and Darin are both apostolically aligned with and ordained through Federation of Ministers & Churches International (FMCI), under the apostolic leadership of Apostle Jim Hodges. They currently reside near Dallas, Texas.
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