BREAKTHROUGH IS AT HAND
Introduction – The Sound of Heaven Invading Earth
Recently, the Lord spoke the following to me: “There’s a breakthrough coming down all around.” This was after 3 years of hearing Him ask me, “Do you hear the sound coming down?”
Sound is an important element in God’s purposes, and is often associated with heaven invading earth. In particular, the trumpet sound is often associated with the Lord breaking through to deliver His people. For example, 1 Timothy 4:16 describes the second coming of Christ in the following way:
For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. (See also Nehemiah 4:20).
Sound and breakthrough go hand in hand. The walls of Jericho – the first city to be taken on the way to the promised land – were broken through as a result of a sound (the shouts of victory). (Joshua 6:20). Numbers 4:20 associates the sound of the shofar (trumpet) with a call to battle and the Lord fighting for His people: “Wherever you hear the sound of the trumpet, join us there. Our God will fight for us.” Furthermore, Isaiah 30:32 describes the Lord’s vengeance on Israel’s Assyrian enemy in the context of sounds of praise: “Every stroke the LORD lays on them with his punishing club will be to the music of timbrels and harps, as He fights them in battle with the blows of his arm (Isaiah 30:32).
Clearly, sound is significant in the heavenly realm. It’s not something God ordains simply for pageantry. No! Sound releases power. It releases substance Sound is what created the world when the Lord said “Let there be light.” Anointed sound causes heavenly substance to manifest as earthly substance, bringing change and calling forth those things which are not into being (Romans 4:17). So when God releases a sound of breakthrough, He is releasing a manifestation of His power in the earthly realm that will literally change circumstances, move mountains, and release the will of His kingdom in the earth.
An Appointed Season of Breakthrough
2014 is unfolding as a “season of breakthrough, for those who have kept faith.” In this regard, we are going to see shifts taking place in the natural realm, even things that could not have occurred apart from the supernatural grace of God. On December 11, 2013 I had a vision that spoke of these things…
In my mind I saw something akin to the parting of the Red Sea, and I heard the Spirit say: “There’s a shift. Old things have passed away.” I saw an angel, the angel that is bringing this shift. As I watched the vision, a large body of water parted. The armies of God were on either side of the waters, and the angel was at the center, coming forward.
I could sense there was a ceremony happening. The angel was bringing a crown on a pillow. It was a presentation banquet. I heard the Lord say, “Tell My church the banquet is ready.” And the Spirit continued: “The Lord is pouring the wine into glasses!”
The crown that was being brought forth was to be presented to the Lord. It is a crown that has been reserved for this hour. The Lord impressed on me the words, “holiness unto the Lord.” In this regard, there are believers who, having been tested by fire, have been given this designation. They are about to receive their portions to move with the Lord into this new season of the same name, “holiness unto the LORD.”
Deliverance Behind and Before
As I was writing these things down, the Lord brought to mind the account of Moses at the Red Sea. What was highlighted to me from that is this: it wasn’t Moses’ staff that parted the sea. His gesture in the natural (holding out his staff) was a physical decree, saying: “Now God is releasing His authority over this ocean and it is parting!” But Moses’ faith in the natural was simply the key that released the Lord to do the very thing Moses was prophesying by faith. More specifically, I believe Moses’ faith released angelic activity, and that a very large angel or perhaps simply “the angel of the Lord” came down and blew on the waters, causing them to recede. (This, of course is similar to what I was seeing in the vision recorded above).
The Lord is once again releasing angelic activity to bring His people through the waters. This deliverance will come like a double edged sword, for when the angel of the Lord fights for you, He will take care not only of what is before you, but what is behind you; He will cut off your enemy so he will not be able to pursue you! This is what breakthrough from the King of Kings looks like! Again, we see this demonstrated in the miracle of the Red Sea, at which time not only did God’s intervention open access to the land of Israel’s inheritance, but it also closed the door permanently upon their enemy; the Lord cast Pharaoh and his horses into the sea “never to rise again” (Isaiah 43:17). I believe we have entered into an appointed time “such as this!”
There’s an Angel at the Gate to the Sea!
Israel’s deliverance from Pharaoh also corresponded with breaking free from the spiritual force behind Pharaoh, that being Leviathan. Scripture describes Leviathan as a monster of the sea (Job 41). Both Pharaoh, ruler of Egypt, as well as Sennacherib – the wicked Assyrian king that arose in Hezekiah’s day, (Isaiah 36-37) can be seen as ‘types’ of this creature or spirit.
Scripture tells us that a mere man cannot take on Leviathan. It must be the Lord who brings forth his downfall. In this present season, Leviathan represents those things which have seemed insurmountable and immovable without God’s intervention. I believe this spirit has also been associated with our personal “Red Seas,” keeping them insurmountable so we could not pass through into our destinies. However, that is about to change! Why? Because once again, there is an angel at the gate to the sea!
The angel of the Lord has gone before us to part the waters and has overthrown the enemy’s armies. Those things which have previously been unsurmountable are about to move for the Lord has stripped the strongman (Leviathan) of his armor; (Job 41:15-17), and the enemy’s spoils will be redeemed for the kingdom of God! Hence, not only is the way opening for us to receive the blessings God has for us, but we will also receive “interest” on what had previously been held back. For just as Egypt gave Israel “tribute” when she left that land, the enemy’s spoils will be distributed to the righteous as payback! As the word of God says, “The wealth of the wicked is stored up for the righteous!” (Proverbs 13:22).
Get ready to be recompensed! Get ready to break through! It’s time for mountains to move. I am literally seeing mountains uprooted, turning over onto their backs, and falling into the sea!
The King’s Signet Ring
Those who are being poised to break through in this hour are like a signet ring upon the hand of the King of Kings! As Haggai 2:23 states:
“‘On that day,’ declares the Lord Almighty, ‘I will take you, my servant Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel,’ declares the Lord, ‘and I will make you like my signet ring, for I have chosen you,’ declares the Lord Almighty.”
In ancient times, the King’s signet ring represented his authority. The ring contained an emblem unique to the king and it could be dipped in hot wax and then used as a stamp to sign and seal official documents . When a king gave his signet ring to another individual within his kingdom, it allowed that individual to make and enforce decrees in the king’s name. One example of this is found in Genesis 41:42 when Pharaoh appointed Joseph second in command in all of Egypt:
Then Pharaoh took his signet ring from his finger and put it on Joseph’s finger. He dressed him in robes of fine linen and put a gold chain around his neck.
In receiving Pharaoh’s signet ring, Joseph was receiving legal jurisdiction to administer justice and make decisions that would affect both Egypt, and the surrounding nations. We all know the story of how Joseph’s position allowed him to open the storehouses of Egypt to feed the nations that came to him for help. In this way, Egypt became an “open door” of blessing to the nations around it during a time famine. In the same way, the saints of God are being positioned to open doors, and the spiritually hungry will receive bread from heaven.
Like Joseph, we are receiving a fresh impartation to decree in the Name of the King, and this is going to affect nations! We will move in an authority that will allow us to speak to nations and see matters resolved on earth as in heaven. Likewise, the Lord is releasing increased authority to possess the gates of our enemies. I sense the Spirit saying the latter is necessary in order to make things ready for what is about to come.
The “Cyrus Anointing” And Open Doors
As discussed above, the “Josephs” and “Moses’” of this day are being given authority to open and close doors as they co-labor with the Lord. In Isaiah 45:1-2 we find a prophecy about King Cyrus, who was also given an anointing to open doors. The Lord confirmed to me that this is a word for those who will carry a breakthrough anointing at this time:
This is what the Lord says to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I take hold of
to subdue nations before him and to strip kings of their armor, to open doors before him
so that gates will not be shut: I will go before you and will level the mountains; I will break down gates of bronze and cut through bars of iron.
Even so, just as the Lord moved the mountain of impasse out of Israel’s way by opening “the gate to the sea”, so in this hour the Cyrus anointing will be reflected in doors opening for the righteous, even doors that were previously non-existent. (Isaiah 26:2) I believe these are doors of all kinds. But specifically, I sense that in nations where the enemy has previously barred the way, the Lord is going to open doors for the Gospel of grace to go forth. Let us speak to the nations to open that the King of glory might come in and have His harvest!
We can expect to see these things increase and accelerate throughout 2014 to 2016. During this season many will be brought out of Egypt or their “prison years” and placed into position to go forth in their true callings. Even so, as with the appointed hour in the lives of Moses, Joseph (and King Cyrus), this present hour of breakthrough is not simply about our personal release into the promises of God, but the release of His promises through us to bless the nations (Genesis 12:2).
I am hearing the Spirit say: “This is your appointed hour Israel. Get ready for a feast. For the Lord says, the key that I have placed in your hands is not just for you but for the nations around you. Blessed is the nation who keeps faith.” (Note: “Israel” In this context is referring to spiritual Israel – the Body of Christ).
Open the gates that the righteous nation may enter, the nation that keeps faith. (Isaiah 26:2)
LORD, I have heard of your fame; I stand in awe of your deeds, LORD. Repeat them in our day, in our time make them. (Habakkuk 3:2)
And again, I hear the Lord saying: “You who are counting your losses, look up. For your redemption draws nigh.” I see the Lord descending and handing out candles to those who have sat down in passivity. The candle represents His word which is a light. He says, “Get up, and take My message to the nations.”
Scribed by Kimberly Lefebvre – June 2014