As this new year begins, I want to share not just a prophetic word, but a charge given by the Spirit of God to the church. This charge is one in which we must pray and partner with the Lord if it is to come to pass. It is not automatic, nor is it without cost.
As with most prophetic words that are given, we are the ones who will determine the outcome and the fruit of that which the Lord shows us. We are the ones who must obey His voice and follow His lead if we are to fulfill the promise and see His word established.
This charge I give you first came to me over two years ago in a powerful dream and has been growing in my spirit with increasing intensity. I believe it is a charge that will require time to fulfill. That is why I believe it is a charge for this next decade and not just this next year. Even so, this coming year of 2020 has significant potential to ignite a move of the Spirit that will propel us forward and empower us to fulfill this charge from heaven over the next decade.
In recent months, the Holy Spirit has continually shown me the numbers “222” in various forms. Though numerous prophetic voices, including mine, have previously addressed these numbers and spoken of alignment and particular corresponding Scriptures, this last month, the Lord brought back the primary passage He highlighted to me two years ago:
“It shall come to pass in the latter days that the mountain of the house of the Lord shall be established as the highest of the mountains and shall be lifted up above the hills; and all the nations shall flow to it” (Isa. 2:2, ESV).
In this coming election year, though the mountain of government will be critical to the success of fulfilling our ultimate commission on the earth, we must specifically focus our prayers and energies on establishing the mountain of the house of the Lord above all other mountains. It is only from this place in the spirit where the rising ekklesia of God will have legitimate kingdom rule and authority to direct heaven’s purposes on the earth.
It is only from this place where we will find the unity of heart and mind needed to rule as one. It is only from this place where we will have access to supernatural insight, heavenly wisdom and the needed protection from demonic principalities and powers. The mountain of the Lord is above all other mountains. It is on this mountain where God’s house rests—and His house is a house of prayer.
The night vision I had over two years ago gave a detailed and parabolic understanding of the Lord’s charge concerning this mountain. Though I describe this more thoroughly in my book, Moving from the Sword to the Scepter (releasing Feb. 18), I was shown the Lion of Judah standing before this mountain stripped of His mane, looking into a fountain that was dry. The place was desolate because man had driven the Lion away, causing there to be a drought of living water, void of the fear of the Lord.
Though the mountain was solid rock, a passageway was soon opened by one who was made of the same substance of the mountain. Through this opening I was brought deep within its core. Four goblets were thrown to each corner of this hidden place, and I knew it was a place of communion and a convergence of times and seasons. I was given a hymnal from which to sing and began to sing in an unknown language.
I was then met by another one from this mountain. He was Spirit and fluid, leading us in this worship that could only be accessed by a higher realm. I realized man was standing beside me, trying to sing along, but could not join in due to his flesh. The worship and communion here were only for those who followed the Spirit and had surrendered any claim to power or fleshly ambition.
As I stood in this place and engaged in this communion of the Spirit, I knew I was hidden from the enemy outside, inaccessible to the darkness and surrounding evils. I knew this place was preparing us for what was beyond. It was only in this place that we could find the depth of unity and the wisdom of Spirit that would enable us to overcome that which was threatening this place of ultimate rule and authority. Our communion and worship were filling us with everything we needed to deal with the threats, bring the Lion back and establish the King’s rightful reign.
Though there is yet much to be explored in this revelation, I believe the Lord is reminding us of this mountain and the absolute necessity to establish His house before attempting to take any other. Especially as the election draws closer and more attention is focused on the mountain of government, we must first establish God’s government which is beyond any political party, national platform or godly candidate. Kingdom rule is a spiritual reality that is only available to those who have learned to rule from the mountain of the Lord and engage in the worship and communion of the Spirit. We must take seriously this charge and not presume God’s intentions.
As calls go out this year to pray, we must certainly respond and take part. But even more importantly, we must do so together. We must repent for our rebellion against the Lion and man’s defiance to His presence. We must repent for allowing the fountain of the Lord to go dry and the fear of the Lord to be absent (see Prov. 14:27).
We must declare that there is only one way into the presence of the Lord, and that is through the solid rock who made the way possible. We must determine to be led of the Spirit and not the flesh, regardless of our human reasoning. And, as we become one with the rock, we must be reconciled to one another so that our worship is full and our communion is complete.
Though this is a spiritual reality, we will see the tangible fruit if we persist. That which is done in the secret place through corporate alignment and agreement will cause this entire mountain to be lifted high above all the other mountains, and nations will come to it, looking for answers.
Isaiah 2:2 is the charge for 2020 and beyond. Listen to the Spirit of the Lord and align your own heart and actions to come into this mountain and find your place in the crevices of His presence.
Go beyond your own understanding and activate the language of the Spirit to declare forth His purposes. Determine to establish this place of prayer and call for the Lion’s return.
As we do so together, there will be a seismic shift in the atmosphere, and all the earth will know it. The river will flow once again, and the roar of the Lion will signal the return of the King.