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A Word to the Prophets and the Prophetic People of God

We are moving into the Jewish New Year — Rosh Hashanah, the Feast of Trumpets. This will be a year that the Lord is bringing us into a new rest in Him, even as the shaking is all around us.

There is an acceleration taking place in the spiritual and natural dimensions — an acceleration that builds upon the acceleration that began in July — and God is bringing us to the next level. A higher level for those who would run & keep in step with His Spirit.

As we step into the new year, the following is a word to the prophets and the prophetic people of God.

Beloved, set your face as flint; I will make your forehead like the hardest stone, harder than flint.

My prophets, seers, and intercessors, it is time to set your faces as flint. It is time to set your faces to the battle.

My order to march has gone out, and I have increased your prophetic insight, foresight, accuracy, and authority. I am giving you much power in prayer. The enemy has also released the prophets’ main opponent, Jezebel, in violent assignments against My chosen prophets, BUT I will be their personal coach in defeating these attacks. I am giving you weapons for warfare!

1. Speak Faithfully

Son of man, I am sending you to a rebellious nation that has rebelled against me.. The people to whom I am sending you are obstinate and stubborn. Say to them, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says.’ And whether they listen or fail to listen – for they are a rebellious people – they will know that a prophet has been among them. And you, son of man, do not be afraid of them or their words.. Do not be afraid of what they say or be terrified by them, though they are a rebellious people. You must speak my words to them, whether they listen or fail to listen, for they are rebellious.

Ezekiel 2: 3-7

You must speak My word when I tell you to. Even if the people to whom I send you reject My message and messenger, you must be faithful to speak.

Beloved I have made you a watchman for My people, so hear the word I speak and give it to them from Me. When I say to you, ‘Speak,’ and you do not warn them or speak out to dissuade them from their evil ways in order to save their life, they will be punished for their sins and I will hold you accountable for their blood. Fear God, not man — this is so important in My last days prophets, especially as wickedness increases on the earth.

The enemy Jezebel seeks to control My prophets through manipulation and intimidation. I am calling My people to rise up in the fear of the Lord. As the fear of the Lord increases, the fear of man decreases. As this happens, every criticism commissioned by hell to discredit, malign, discourage, and intimidate My prophets will not be able to hurt them, for their identity will be so rooted in My love.

Remember, this great gift I have given to you is for MY ministry, not yours. You don’t have to fight so hard against those who reject My word through you. It is not your job to convince them; it is My Spirit’s job to convict them. It is My battle, not yours, so just keep your eyes on Me and speak faithfully, and My peace, joy, and love will protect you.

2. Obey Personally

But you, son of man, listen to what I say to you. Do not rebel like that rebellious people; open your mouth and eat what I give you.

Ezekiel 2:8

Even if others reject My message through you, you must obey it. Not only must you speak it, but you must also live it. Obedience is key in this season, and immediate obedience at that. You don’t need to know everything or have it all figured out; just know that you are held by Me and I am leading you. Striving will snag you. Let go, come deeper still into trust.

There is the temptation of the soul to “go ahead” when I am saying “wait”. Surrender is key. Stepping into things apart from My covering will leave you open to the enemy’s arrows.

The messenger must become the message in order for him/her to have highest authority of that word. The prophet’s life must first become the prophecy.

Obey. Live the word I’ve given you to deliver. Let that word become you just as Jesus was the Word. And that one spoken word of God will bear much power to transform this generation.

3. Forgive Immediately

The Spirit then lifted me up and took me away, and I went in bitterness and in the anger of my spirit, with the strong hand of the Lord on me. I came to the exiles who lived at Tel Aviv near the Kebar River. And there, where they were living, I sat among them for seven days – deeply distressed.

Ezekiel 3:14 & 15

My beloved one, forgive the ones who reject you because of Me. Forgive them when they malign you, spread lies about you, reject you, and turn others against you.

Pray for them, love them, irregardless of how they behave. In the end, it’s between you and Me anyway. Don’t allow a bitter root judgment to rise up and make you just like the ones you’re bitter against, because that’s what bitterness does. You become what you behold, so release your tormentors into forgiveness and behold My Son instead.

In these last days, My prophets will give My church many vital & strategic instructions from My throne room. The enemy wants to hinder millions in this generation from hearing My decrees, timings, and strategies.. which is why there is such an assault on My prophets and seers in this season. The enemy will try to hold you back by using people – especially My own children, those who are unenlightened, deceived – to malign, discredit, slander, manipulate, and intimidate you.

Under this assault, you must SET YOUR FACE AS FLINT. Ignore them, let Me be your defender. Forgive them. Refuse to march to the voice of man, you must march only to My voice.

Resolve not to let others’ opinion of you & your ministry cause you to become wounded and defensive. Forgive your enemies, even those within My house (though I know those hurt the most) and trust Me to defend and vindicate you.

4. Above all, Rest and Peace will be your Sword & Shield

The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet.

Romans 16: 20

My peace will be your weapon AND defense, in the heat of the battle. The enemy has unleashed lying, slandering, divisive battalions to tear down My servants’ credibility so that everything I’ve given them to SEE and HEAR will be discredited and maligned. Remain in My Father’s protection in the secret place.

Refuse to rise up and defend yourself or your ministry; strife will make a target of the assignments of the spirit of Jezebel. I know that it is sometimes greatly testing for you when you and your ministries are lied about and criticized, but if you keep your eyes on Me, Jezebel will have no power over you.

Give every wound and persecution truly to Me, and you will not be overwhelmed by discouragement.

View all your work as My ministry not yours, and you will not have to fight so hard in your heart against the lies spoken against you.

Keep your eyes on Me, come to Me to heal your hurts instead of seeking self-comfort, and you will not be taken hold of by besetting sins.

Care only for My opinion, find your greatest joy in My presence, and you will truly know peace.

Even when your reputation and calling is violently attacked, choose to continually abide in the shadow of My presence. Jezebel’s greatest enemies are My servants who, through death to their own reputation & ambition, have learned to ignore her continual calls to war, hostility, intimidation, and have kept their eyes on Me. This renders her completely helpless.

The God of PEACE will crush the spirit of Jezebel under your feet!

My beloved one, pray for those who persecute you. Bless those who spitefully use you. And My Spirit will take you further still…

  • CrystillaSeptember 27, 2016 - 9:37 pm

    Amen thank you Jesus!!!ReplyCancel

  • ChristinaSeptember 27, 2016 - 9:54 pm

    Samantha, I just read through your post twice, trying to take it all in. My husband has a shofar ministry and I have a blog for mine, which are both His ministries. Just letting what you wrote sink in, thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Traci@tracesoffaithSeptember 27, 2016 - 10:19 pm

    Such powerful truth here. Jesus Christ; the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. Thank you for this reminder!ReplyCancel

  • Malaika FernandesSeptember 27, 2016 - 10:41 pm

    In Jesus’s name AmenReplyCancel

  • TerriSeptember 28, 2016 - 12:55 am

    Amen, love this post. Thank you JesusReplyCancel

  • KristinaSeptember 28, 2016 - 12:58 am

    Amen, God is so good!ReplyCancel

  • Steven GoodwinSeptember 28, 2016 - 1:58 am

    I love point number 1. Speak when God tells you to. This is a tough one sometimes. It may feel out of place to speak up in some circles as we don’t feel it is “PC”. But, we should do it anyways as we are working for Him! Thanks for the reminder.ReplyCancel

  • ShirleySeptember 28, 2016 - 2:47 am

    In Jesus’s name Amen. I like the post very much. I like the 4th Point – Above all, Rest and Peace will be your Sword & Shield, it is very true. I believe that everything is within me. Stay Blessed!ReplyCancel

  • Ailie BaumannSeptember 28, 2016 - 6:35 am

    Yes. So good. As an intercessor and prophetic person in my church, this is spot on. We’ve been reading Ezekiel and I’ve been doing brief research on Jezebel. God is on the moveReplyCancel

  • AndiSeptember 28, 2016 - 8:17 am

    Amen – i think i needed to see that! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth O.September 28, 2016 - 9:35 am

    That’s wonderfully said. This is a reminder that we all need as we tend to forget it as we face everyday life. It would be nice to forgive easily and just let go of the troubles, with that you’ll be able to free yourself from all the negative emotions.ReplyCancel

  • SheilaSeptember 28, 2016 - 1:20 pm

    The only opinion worth listening to is God’s 🙂 He is our strength and power. In Him we can do anything!ReplyCancel

  • Carol CassaraSeptember 28, 2016 - 4:20 pm

    This is such a good reminder that we should simply leave it all up to him and everything will be alright, so long as we follow his words. Thank you for sharing this, it’s very insightful.ReplyCancel

  • LauraSeptember 28, 2016 - 4:30 pm

    Festivals are a great way to reconnect with what is important in life. I’m glad you’re feeling God’s presence guiding you.ReplyCancel

  • Teresa KunbergerSeptember 28, 2016 - 8:39 pm

    Amen! Jesus is amazing right 🙂ReplyCancel

  • FatimaSeptember 28, 2016 - 11:25 pm

    Forgiveness is tough, and sometimes it’s the last thing on your mind. But it is important. You’re not just forgiving the other person, you’re forgiving yourself.ReplyCancel

  • ERLENE AMATSeptember 29, 2016 - 5:32 am

    I can see you’re very passionate and it shows in this post. You can never go wrong when you let God guide you.ReplyCancel

  • TaraSeptember 29, 2016 - 6:36 am

    This is a very applicable word. Lot’s of great stuff here.ReplyCancel

  • DTSeptember 29, 2016 - 6:16 pm

    FORGIVENESS— The hardest yet probably the most important one 🙂
    Very powerful post. Thanks for sharing with us!

    — DT | Here I ScribbleReplyCancel

  • ZSSeptember 30, 2016 - 10:59 pm

    God is forever faithful and He always confirms His word. Before opening this word, I was reading Ezekiel 3 and I am thinking to myself, Lord why are you leading me to Ezekiel 3. Within 3 minutes, God answered my question with this Word! God is soo amazing and I stand in awe of love. Thank you for this word.
    Blessings.ReplyCancel

  • Kathy K. WoriaxOctober 1, 2016 - 3:08 am

    I laughed to myself when I saw Ezek.3. I have actually been
    using this scripture as a prayer for myself that Father would make my face as flint. I intend to print this so I will have it when needed.ReplyCancel

  • Carrie AndersonOctober 3, 2016 - 12:37 am

    This is an interesting take. If you like, come on over to my place aytime at http://www.womanapologist.com where we discuss loving God with our minds 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Cassie from True AgapeOctober 6, 2016 - 1:47 am

    The forgiving one is hard sometimes! I have learned over time how to forgive more quickly, not by my own power but remembering I am forgiven by God and I shall to forgive. So going to Him and asking his assistance in letting go of emotions that are attached that are keeping me from genuinely forgiving!ReplyCancel

  • PhyllisMarch 15, 2017 - 9:28 am

    Samantha,
    I’m just now being introduced to your ministry through Elijah’s List. Thank you for these words of true.ReplyCancel

  • PhyllisMarch 15, 2017 - 9:35 am

    Samantha,
    I’m just now being introduced to your ministry through Elijah’s List. Thank you for these words of truth,ReplyCancel

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