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The Great Sift for the Shift: The Call to Holiness

There is a great shaking in the Body of Christ taking place in this season. We are seeing many respected leaders falling away and leaving their faith, accusations of misconduct coming forth towards others, and many are in the throes of warfare and demonic opposition. In recent weeks the Lord has put a heaviness upon my heart and spirit towards His holiness; and I have felt extremely led to hide away in the secret place with Him. In the past few days He began to remind me of a number of dreams and words that He gave me drawing towards this shaking that is taking place. I did not understand much of it at the time, however He is beginning to open the eyes of my understanding to see and know what He is speaking and revealing.

In the coming days I will share some of these dreams and words as He leads. I truly believe that we are in a time where God is shaking His Church right-side up and that He is enacting a greater call and command into His holiness. While praying and dwelling on this, I heard Him say:

“There will come a great sift for the shift. Things cannot stay the same and remain as they were; for where I am going, anything that is unclean and unholy cannot enter through the door. The door is narrow and only that which reflects My holiness and glory can enter through it.
Do not be surprised at what you see in the days ahead as I continue the sifting and shaking. I am sifting out all of the junk, the dross that hinders My Bride from entering into true purity and reverence of My name and nature.
No longer can My Bride remain straddled upon an imaginary fence, enjoying the fleeting pleasures of this life while being double-minded and half-hearted. This really is an ALL IN OR NOT IN AT ALL kairos moment in time.
For behold, a door stands before those with eyes to see, ears to hear, and a holy heart of wisdom and understanding. My voice is beckoning them higher into the unseen realm, the realm where Righteousness dwells!
Where are they who would put away the pleasures of this life for that which cannot be taken away?! Where are they who would seek My face above all other earthly things?! Where are they who would be Living Light; manifestations of My holiness in the earth?!

img_6725.jpgMoses never got to feast on the fruits of the land long promised him, nor was he allowed to even set foot in it. He was only allowed to gaze upon it from a distance and had to watch a new generation be risen up to take possession of it.

How could it be that the man whom God had raised up to be a deliverer for His chosen people would never see the fullness of the deliverance?

How could it be that the man whom God refers to as His friend would be the greatest betrayer of his day?

How could it be that the one man whom God allowed into His glory time and time again, whose very face shone with the glory of God, and who met with God face to face, would be removed from that Presence at the end of his days?

God clearly reveals to us the answer in the following passages:

Numbers 20:6-13 (AMP)
Then Moses and Aaron went from the presence of the assembly to the doorway of the Tent of Meeting (tabernacle) and fell on their faces [before the Lord in prayer]. Then the glory and brilliance of the Lord appeared to them; and the Lord spoke to Moses, saying,
“Take the rod; and you and your brother Aaron assemble the congregation and speak to the rock in front of them, so that it will pour out its water. In this way you shall bring water for them out of the rock and let the congregation and their livestock drink [fresh water].” 
So Moses took the rod from before the Lord, just as He had commanded him;  and Moses and Aaron gathered the assembly before the rock. Moses said to them, “Listen now, you rebels; must WE bring you water out of this rock?”
Then Moses raised his hand [in anger] and with his rod he struck the rock twice [instead of speaking to the rock as the Lord had commanded]. And the water poured out abundantly, and the congregation and their livestock drank [fresh water].
But the Lord said to Moses and Aaron, “Because you have not believed (trusted) Me, to treat Me as holy in the sight of the sons of Israel, you therefore shall not bring this assembly into the land which I have given them. These are the waters of Meribah (contention, strife), where the sons of Israel contended with the Lord, and He showed Himself holy among them.

In Deuteronomy 32:49-52, the Lord told Moses to go upon a mountain and overlooking the Promised Land; but he would die and never enter it. In verse 51, God says, For both of you betrayed Me with the Israelites at the waters of Meribah at Kadesh in the wilderness of Zin. You failed to demonstrate My holiness to the people of Israel there.

When we fail to be a manifestation and demonstration of the holiness of God through our very existence, we have lost our fixation upon the ONE THING. 

Things started out great; they went into the secret place and the Presence and Glory of God resonated in their midst. However, Moses lost sight of what God commanded, which was to declare to the rock the promise of living waters that were to come forth.

Moses became more fixated on man and emotions and allowed them to lead him into the grievous sin of attempting to touch God’s glory.

He struck the rock and yes, waters flowed forth; but he disobeyed God and he operated out of self-glory (must WE bring you water out of this rock?”). He performed a sign and wonder out of the anointing without the holiness and glory of God covering it. Therefore, God showed Himself holy among them through the act because Moses did not partner with Him in the miracle.

Sadly, because of that act, Moses’ promise was stripped from him and he was forced to gaze at a distance the Promised Land he gave his life for. 

We see in 2 Corinthians 3:13 that Moses put a veil over his face to hide the diminishing glory.

If we take on the likeness of that which we behold, then the glory glow on Moses’ face was a direct reflection and manifestation of that which he beheld as he stood
FACE TO FACE with the HOLY GOD.
In Moses wearing a veil over his face, it was intended to hide the diminishing glory.
The betrayal God is talking about in the passages above includes that Moses failed to demonstrate His Holiness because he began to lose sight of FIXING HIS EYES ON THE HOLY GOD. Out of this failing, HE FELL INTO UNBELIEF.

DO NOT EVER LOSE SIGHT OF THE ONE MAIN THING!!!
FIX YOUR EYES OF JESUS!!!

In Leviticus 10:1-3, Nadab and Abihu disobeyed the Lord by burning before Him the wrong kind of fire, different than He had commanded.” Their disobedience and lack of reverence for what is holy cost them their lives as the fire of God burned them up. Moses told Aaron, “This is what the Lord meant when He said, ‘I will display My holiness through those who come near Me. I will display My glory before all the people.’ 

We will all face the Holy Fire of God. We will either pass through it and everything unholy will be burned out of us and off of us that we may emerge reflecting the brilliance of His holiness…or we will be consumed by it and lose our place and promise.

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We have this great promise and encouragement as we press into the pressing and the forge:
2 Corinthians 3:16-18 (NLT)
But whenever someone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. For the Lord is the Spirit, and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedomSo all of us who have had that veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord. And the Lord—who is the Spirit—makes us more and more like Him as we are changed into His glorious image.

May this be our prayer: “Oh, Holy Lord! Put us in the forge that we may emerge a holy being sanctified and glorified in You! Burn out and off of us anything that would make us an unworthy vessel for Your Presence to dwell in and flow through…at any cost!!! May we not offer up to You strange fire! May we decrease that You may be fully and wholly increased in us and through us all of our days!!!” 

Katie, Pure Fire of Yahweh

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So What About That Red Wave?

Yesterday was a remarkable day in the nation of America. For many in the Body of Christ, they’re grieving over the exchange that took place as the Democrats gained control of the House. We have seen many prophetic voices in the streams prophesy recently a “red wave” or a “red tsunami”, alluding that in these mid-term elections the Republicans would gain control across the board. I have read and listened to many trusted voices and I believe that much of what was to take place was contingent on the Bride of Christ rising up in prayer, action, and support of Kingdom of Heaven living. Now today, not to my surprise since nothing is new under the sun, these obedient prophetic voices are under attack and being labeled as false prophets, and the enemy is causing the religious, offensible ones to go on a senseless rampage.

I am not saying that sometimes we prophets get it a bit off or might even get it completely off for a number of reasons. Let’s be real, we are all still human and if I learned anything from discussing this with my Husband this morning, it would be that when God reveals prophecy, we must also be careful to deliver the straight up Word or vision in obedience and not allow our interpretations of it shift or sway the details. When God reveals something, it could be easy to interpret a detail through what makes sense to us. Let’s not get all up in arms condemning and crucifying those who spoke out what they believe God revealed to them; whether they heard and share correctly or were off. Rather, let’s encourage them as they, themselves will be dealing with the fall out of last night’s results.

I also say this because I, myself, learned this in the past two days. In prayer yesterday morning over the elections, I received part of the Word that I will share below, but struggled the entire time with seeing in part, the vision being foggy, distractions, and interruptions from my now early bird toddlers (thanks daylight savings…) I tried again to get clarity and revelation in the afternoon thinking that because of the subject of the Word, that I needed a complete Word to share before the day was through or it could be irrelevant. I was unsuccessful, except for a slight addition. Seeing the majority of the results last night, I was a bit discouraged because I, too, heard the Lord say that there would be a “red wave” result; and had been hearing that and prophesying it in prayer for weeks.

This morning I decided to sit down and seek the Lord for understanding and fullness of revelation, and I finally got it. What I realized through the Word, was that I did indeed hear clearly from the Lord, however, I had been interpreting the details based on my own analysis and wisdom instead of seeing from the Lord’s eyes and possessing His full knowledge. He confirmed what He intended with the Word below:

“A wave is rising to bring a tide of change in the atmosphere of transference. A divine transference of mantles are taking place in the spirit realm even now. For many, I have already gone ahead and anointed them to take their place, as with David. In the days to come, the unrighteous, the ones My Spirit has departed from, will surely come to a revelation that their seat of power has been plucked from their hands, as did Saul. Surely, there will be many unexpected changes take place that were thought impossible. For behold, many will say, “I can’t believe this is happening! I was a shoo-in!” Because My children have stepped up out of their caves of hiding and apathy, have taken their rightful places as My Kingdom ambassadors and advancers, I have dispatched angels on assignment to disrupt the influence of the enemy and even run off those who would oppose My divine plan. Look out and see upon the horizon, the red wave rising in increasing proportions, signifying the new wave of revival being birthed on the heels of the blood of the Lamb being poured out upon the nation of America – washing away sin and making atonement for the shedding of innocent blood. The tables have turned for you, America! Begun, the transformation has.”

While, the Lord was speaking this Word, I was taken into an open vision. In this vision, I walked up to a set of double doors where the Senate and House of Representatives meet. Just then, an angel with the appearance of a man stood next to me. He was dressed in a white robe with brown hair and had a young face. I knew in my spirit that he was an angel of justice. He said to me, “come on!”, and he opened the doors and we entered through them. Before me was the meeting place of Congress. We walked down to the front of the room where there is a pathway of separation from the seats up front as well as seats all around and behind us. Standing in the empty room, I looked up at the seats in the front of us and began to see certain seats highlighted as if they were lit up like a lightbulb. I began to glance around the room and saw spread out all around the room, seats lit up. I looked at the angel of justice who had not said anything at this point and asked, “what does all of this mean?” I heard a booming voice in the room say, “32.” I asked him what it meant, for I didn’t understand. He said, “32 seats of change. 32 chances for transference.”

Just then, I saw a giant set of scales descend down upon us and take its place before us. I inquired of what was before me. The angel said, “the scales of justice are taking their place. They will weigh every single member – yes, every single judge of your nation will be weighed on this scale of righteousness. For every one that does not measure up to My standard of righteousness, they will be given either the chance to turn away from their wickedness and corrupt opposition and turn to Me or they will be deposed.” I looked and on the top of the scale was an eye that searched into the depths of each and determined whether they were fit to govern or if they were possessed by darkness as their influence.

“Take a look and be ensured that the Word of the Lord will not fall void and fruitless, but WILL accomplish all it was sent forth to. Surely, a red tsunami WILL come, just not in the way that many anticipated. In the next two years, you will see the repercussions of this scale take effect; for the opposition has been heavy and intense, but I am more powerful than any enemy and I WILL have My way! I decree and declare that in the days ahead, what looked like a major victory of the enemy will prove to have only increased the activity of angels on assignment. Investigations will come against the very ones who wish to investigate My chosen one. Fraud will be exposed. Deception will be revealed. The seedpods of corruption and darkness will not be planted in the soils of your governing bodies. They will not take root, but will each be unearthed and cast into the fire.

“I tell you now, as divine judgement takes place in the courts of America, you will find even the transference of seats take place in ways and methods not seen in decades. Even of those newly elected ones, some will be cast out because of the revealing of dark secrets expected to remain concealed. Surely, no one is safe! Young and old, alike, all will be judged! You will hear many say, “how can this be? Surely, this isn’t true!” The shock that takes place will be on a large-scale as if an earthquake just struck the courts of America. Indeed, corrupt, corroded structures established on unsteady soil will crumble! None will be able to withstand the shaking! Only those with firm foundations established on righteousness will be able to withstand not only the initial quake, but also the aftershocks!”

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As he said this, I saw the shores of a coast and saw the waters begin to recede into the heart of the sea; exposing bare the seabed beneath and everything that was once hidden is now seen clearly. I knew in my spirit that this was the recession of the sea in preparation for and preceding the massive waves of a tsunami. I then heard the Lord say, “The time is now for recession unto succession.”

Isaiah 51:4-5 (AMP)
“Listen carefully to Me [says the Lord], o My people, and hear Me, o My nation; for a [divine] law will go forth from Me, and I will quickly establish My justice as a light to the peoples. My righteousness (justice) is near, My salvation has gone forth, and My arms will judge the peoples; the islands and coastlands will wait for Me, and they will wait with hope and confident expectation for My arm.”

Beloved, we must not be swayed to and fro by what we see with our eyes, for we walk by faith, not by sight [living our lives in a manner consistent with our confident belief in God’s promises] (2 Corinthians 5:7 AMP). Even if the elections did not go the way many thought, wanted, or hoped, God is still sovereign over it all and has not given up on America because of a party change. “So will My word be which goes out of My mouth; it will not return to Me void (useless, without result), without accomplishing what I desire, and without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it.” (Isaiah 55:11 AMP). It is time to press on, press forward, seek His face, and seek to carry out Kingdom Advancement!

Katie, Pure Fire of Yahweh