The Rise of the Righteous Rebel Alliance

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In July 2020, I was taken into a vision where I was standing with Jesus, looking from an aerial view at a great army amassing on the earth. The Lord recently reminded me of this encounter and said that it is for the time we are in currently as the body of Christ.

Rise of the Righteous Rebel Alliance

From the heavens, I watched as this army of mighty men and women of God began to arise out of the valley of the world systems, taking their stand on what appeared to be mountains of influence over regions. As they arose at the head, ranks of other people and angels began to file in behind them. Beautiful, like a scene from a fantasy novel, the army was bright, shining and awe-inspiring, with waving banners of love that had the names of the Lord embroidered on the fabric.

At the front were the wild worshippers hoisting their flags, marked with the colors of each unit. There was the cavalry on multicolored horses, pulling chariots of fire, whom I knew to be the evangelists. Next were archers, whom I knew to be the prophets. Then the infantry, who were the intercessors; following were the heavy artillery men who were the teachers and preachers. All the hosts of heaven assigned to their mission were in rank behind them.

Looking at the bands of seemingly ragtag warriors, I was reminded of the Rebel Alliance in the Star Wars movies. The Holy Spirit spoke to my heart that this was the rise of a righteous rebellion against the forces of darkness.

Women of Zion: Mighty Generals in the Army of the Lord

As I was observing the generals, I was astonished to see that many of them were in fact women! But they were not just any woman, they were the women of Zion from Psalm 68; those who had been trained by the Lord Himself on the hill of His presence, fed by wisdom and commissioned to lay hold of the spoils of the enemy!

I knew these women generals on the front lines weren’t messing around. They were highly trained warriors and prophetic sharpshooters with the tenacity of a bulldog. Their faces were fixed like flint on their God-ordained mission, and they knew they had the Lord God, strong and mighty in battle, on their side.

They were carrying the spirit of Debra to be a prophet, judge and mother over a generation. These fierce spiritual mothers reminded me of Sarah Connor from the Terminator movies, or Princess Leia from Star Wars, absolutely dedicated to the success of their God-ordained mission to give the next generation the hope of a brighter future. These ladies were willing, at the drop of a hat, to die for their King Jesus and their spiritual and natural children who were in rank behind them. They had no compromise in their hearts.

I could see the enemy tremble at the sight of these warring women of Zion, coming with the proclamation of the gospel into their territory.

An Unlikely Company for the End-Time Love Revolution

We have entered a new end-time love revolution! The leaders in this move of God will be the people who were pushed aside, pressed down and hidden under a spirit of religion. They are the Davids who have been strengthening themselves in the caves, hiding from King Saul. They are passionate lovers of God and carry an anointing for intimacy in worship. They know that their harp aimed at the heart of God is what has strengthened their arm for victory. When they aim their bow and arrow at the enemy, the Lord will not allow them to miss the mark.

They will be a radical company of lovers of God and lovers of lost sheep, and even of wolves in sheep’s clothing! They have been trained in the obscurity of the fields, defeating their personal lions and bears, where they have discovered they are fathered by the Lord. Many have been forsaken by their own natural parents, but the Lord has taken them up as His very own. They are humble in heart and lowly in spirit. Their humility before God has been the horn of oil that has anointed them as generals and royal priests in their generation.

These men and women will know that the Lord God is their only source of strength, for apart from Him they can do nothing! Purified from a spirit of pride, they rebel not against their fellow man but against the darkness that holds this world in captivity. Their hearts have been through the refiner’s fire, and they are quick to forgive those who have thrown stones at them in an attempt to silence their voice.

They are the unlikely ones. Rejection has been assigned by the enemy to destroy them, but they have found their acceptance in the Father. And now these rejected ones will be sought out by people in high places for the anointing on their lives. They are the ones the world would deem foolish and the religious would deem offensive. Even the Samuels would count them out at first glance, but God is calling them forth to be anointed to lead this next move of His Spirit, which will be a love revolution—because men look at the outward appearance, but God looks at the heart. These righteous rebels have captured His heart for their generation. He has chosen the foolish things to confuse the wise.

His Tools to Thresh, Uproot, Tear Down, Build and Plant

In the hand of God they will be like threshing instruments, separating the wheat from the chaff and exposing the tares—those who claim they know Jesus but are only masquerading as His followers. They will expose the fruitless fig trees—those who produce no Christlike character but are puffed up with pride, full of humanistic knowledge and self righteousness, lacking what God requires, which is to love mercy, do justice and walk humbly with their God.

These righteous rebels will overthrow demonic, regional strongholds and upset the systems and doctrines of men by living the full gospel in power, with signs and wonders in their wake. God has plucked them out of the world systems, setting them in a high place for His glory and to dethrone and decapitate giants in their land of inheritance. They will have all the backing of the hosts of heaven to accomplish everything the Lord has on His heart for them to do. They will uproot, tear down, build and plant the kingdom of God.

They will establish apostolic hubs and 24/7 houses of prayer and worship to restore the tabernacle of David and to release the presence of God over their regions. They will call forth the other wild and unbridled lovers of Jesus to run the race of faith, and they will take ground for the glory of God.

They are ready to run into the harvest fields for battle, carrying the wild, reckless, unrelenting love of God to be released like a wild fire over a parched, dry and weary land. They will be moved by the Spirit to go to and fro, acting in intercession as an ignition switch to set off love bombs that will release the dunamis power of the Holy Spirit, piercing the darkness and decimating the works of hell!

The Overcomers

They are the new wine that does not fit in the old wineskin. The Lord is placing them in platoons/family units that will flow in unity and honor. They might look rough around the edges, but the fruit they produce will look and taste just like Jesus. The more they are squeezed and pressed, the more Jesus they release! They will be known by their fruit and be fully intoxicated by the Spirit of God, love-drunk on Jesus and full of joy!

I can hear the hordes of hell cowering because these humble-hearted righteous rebels have risen and have conquered, despite years of assassination attempts to stop them. They have overcome Satan by the blood of the Lamb and word of their testimony, and they love not their lives, even unto death, because they have tasted a love that is sweeter than life!

Righteous Rebels, You Are Being Deployed Into Your Destiny

Many who are reading this know that they are part of this righteous Rebel Alliance. Even reading this word is healing all the places in your heart where rejection and discouragement have crept in. Know this: Not one moment has the Lord turned His loving gaze from you. What you went through in the past was the necessary basic training needed for your future. You are now being deployed into your destiny. You may feel unequipped, but God doesn’t call the equipped; He equips the called.

You are a called-out one, and not by might nor by your strength, but by His Spirit, you will always have what you need to accomplish all He has called you to do. You might feel like a half-naked child facing off with a giant, with nothing more than a slingshot and a few stones, but little is much with a great, big Daddy God who has never lost a battle.

So I say to you: Be brave and very courageous because the Lord your God goes with you wherever you go, and He shall be your victory and your mighty God who saves over and over again! {eoa}

Christa Elisha is the founder of Arise Kingdom Ministries, the Revival Rooms and W.I.L.D. (Walk In Love Demonstrated) Equipping and host of Get Lit on Charisma Podcast Network. She is a vibrant apostolic revivalist who burns with passionate devotion to Jesus. She carries a strong anointing to invite others into the ecstatic bliss of knowing Christ for who He truly is: The only one who satisfies every need for every soul. It is out of this intimacy that Christa has been commissioned by God to baptize a generation in holy fire so that the bride of Christ arises in purity and power to shake the gates, destroy hell and radiate the splendor of the risen King bringing glory to the Father. Christa walks in signs and wonders and prays that revival fire is sparked in each person she touches as her heart cries “On earth as it is in heaven!”

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