Given to Joanie Stahl
Word of the Lord – January 16, 2017
This is what the Lord has spoken to me this morning…
This year is not like the former years. Your attention to My precise demands will ensure your stability and safety. I speak firstly to those that have been praying for many decades, that have spent years alone listening to Me and know My voice.
Now is the time to listen to Me. I am going to give precise commands in each of your respective territories. This nation prides itself, along with all other nations that they have secret power and answer to nobody. Your government is not going to tell you the truth about what they know. But, I will tell you… I will tell you. But, I cannot tell you unless you are listening to Me.
They boast about their power and authority in their secret places. You need to keep in mind that the government is subject to My government, its power, and authority. Therefore, I will tell you what they will not tell you and I will show you exactly what they will not show you. I am going to disclose to you the very things spoken about and done in secret.
I will give you advance knowledge of their wicked plans in order for you to first stand in My courts of heaven, and subvert them. I have a sacrifice to keep in Bosrah [Armageddon], and I intend to keep it. Shall you not know it? You shall indeed know it from one end of heaven unto the other.
I say to you who have continued with Me long that even the way you have been coming to Me is strong, but now you are going to begin sensing a strong change by My Spirit. Many of you are already sensing it and have been for some time now.
You are going to notice that the free flow of prayer is not what I need from you right now. Do not think this is of the devil. It is from Me. You are used to praying about so many things, but only one thing is needful – and that is right now. Until I change your position, it is to remain quiet.
I know each of you, and the different fields of prayer you have maintained. I am the Lord, and those fields belong to Me, I gave them to you. I am speaking directly to those that have been long with Me, and the things I will tell you, I will tell all in order that it creates connective power and better compact command. If everyone is doing something different, how can I command all of you?
The posts and positions you have held for long were given to you and you have fared well in them. Now I need all of you to stop and listen to Me. This listening to Me will not be only for your benefit, or the benefit of your own families, but be prepared to receive commands and orders that you are not used to, or have done before because they will stretch out beyond your familiar limits. Be careful to not rest upon your own historical ways, or memories of wars and victories. Satan knows that this is the one sure-fire way to entrap you. It borders on pride.
There are things I am going to tell you and command you that he has no knowledge of or experience of. Do you understand the critical aspect of being quiet and listening? He does not want you to hear from Me, but only to him and to get everyone doing their own thing, thinking they are doing what I need them to do thereby accomplishing nothing.
He is terrified of your listening to Me at this time as My mighty host on earth, because if he can keep everyone doing their own thing in prayer, he can divide and create confusion. What he fears the most is that all of you will hear Me give the same commands to each of you, which will cause an all-powerful dynamic spiritual force he knows he cannot overtake or confuse.
Your way of serving Me MUST be in heavenly places and nowhere else. Not from your own understanding. I am calling each of you like I did with my disciples. Remember how they dropped their nets and followed after Me? I am expecting you drop what you are used to because of the nearness of My coming, there must be new orders I have to give, and not only for yourselves as I have just said, but your lives are now going to now be lived out for other lives until I return.
You are sealed and secured in Me. I will take care of everything you need to fulfill what I need you to do without worrying about everything. Who goes into warfare at their own charges?
I know who are mine, and I know who knows how to receive strict commands without flinching. Those of you who are well aged and do not have physical might, I will increase my government within you to supernaturally bombard the enemy. I will give you advance knowledge of what the devil is doing and will do.
This will infuriate him because he will not have anything to attack. He will know where this is coming from and from who. But, know this… I will protect you. I have to protect you in order for you to maintain my command. Always know this.
I also want to speak about the younger ones who believe on My name and have served me even one day into their salvation. Do not underestimate them or despise their youth. Your long advanced service in Me has produced in you a toughness, tenderness, and a ready command. However, these little ones who believe on Me have the physical strength that you do not have. I will be able to use them in ways that only they can be used. There are things I am going to need them to do.
I will in an instant, as I choose them, fill them with all wisdom and power in the degree of what I will choose them for. They will know it instantly and so will you. You will recognize Me in them. They have natural courage due to being young, while you have built up courage from being old. I will use both.
I have already begun to increase heaven’s drawing nearer than ever before in the hearts of many of you. You no longer care about material things. They have lost all their value and flavor. There is an increasing awareness of My presence around you, but you also know that it is different and this is what is also causing you to stop speaking so much to me, and are more ready to listen than to speak. This is a command.
Do not be afraid of what is coming. Your safety is completely dependent upon Me as long as you stay conversant with Me. You are also noticing the end is coming, but not because of your carnal minds telling you, but because My Spirit within you is notifying you. It is certain. You cannot enjoy the things you have done before though they were pleasant. Nothing tastes the same, or smells the same. Everything within you has altered. You are well aware of a change in the spiritual charge.
This is from Me.
Do not second-guess this. Do not let the devil deceive you. He is already trying to distract you from listening by trying to ensnare you into your ways of praying, and your own ways of service you have been used to for so long. This is not a comfortable place or position for you I know. Satan knows that as well, so be aware that he is going to accuse you to Me that you are out of the way, lazy and not hearing right. You are hearing right. If you have any of the slightest doubt, bring that to Me.
The truth is he knows you; otherwise, he would not be trying so hard to distract you. Do not doubt the time alone and in quiet with Me. Meaning, do not set a time upon Me. Please also know that your heart that has need of prayer for healing and other necessities I will not turn away.
Your attention to Me does not shut the door on prayers that are needed. But My words to you are specific and those that know Me will understand what I have said to them. My Spirit will bear witness to their spirit.