️Excerpt from previously released word, "KINGDOM ADVANCERS"...
In a time of prayer regarding how the body of Christ can help in times of crisis and many crazy and horrible things happening, I heard this...
As I pondered on what God's people can do, I heard - "They can pray...they can intercede and declare My will!"
Wow, what a concept! You mean Christians can actually pray, declare the word of the Lord and see things happen? Why yes...they can! As I drew further into this, I realized the Lord was talking about much more than "God help us!" prayers. He was talking about a determined, structured, and trained part of the "Ekklesia" that needs to arise and sit in it's place. It's time for the true intercessors to arise in this hour! It's time for the intercessors to be more than a few that meet at the church on a Tuesday night for a short time of prayer for personal needs. Those meetings are great in their place, but the call of intercessor is so much more!
It is time for a mighty army of prayer warriors, who are trained, equipped, and up to the task, to take their place and make a difference...in their schools, in their governments, in their cities, and in their nations! It's time to be a set apart people, dwelling in His Presence, living in His holiness, and hearing His voice with clarity. It's time to stop adjusting and compromising to the standards of the culture to try to reach the world...instead of creating a culture of heaven that the world cannot deny, and is drawn to without even knowing why! 🔥
I see large teams of prophetic intercessors & watchmen arising in the months and years to come, that will begin to thwart the enemies plans in neighborhoods, schools, cities, and even regions. I see teams of intercessors arising that will prayer walk specific areas in their city & region, applying the blood of Jesus, and foiling the plans of the enemy for that territory! I see many who will begin to declare a Psalm 91 boundary around the territory they are assigned to, and an exposing of the enemies plans to come to fruition. These intercessors and watchmen will see and hear what the enemy is planning and where, and they will "intervene" in the spirit realm, so that the appropriate exposing will happen.
Pastors, Apostles, and leaders in churches and ministries, it's time for you to begin to lead and be a major part of the intercessory prayer times...instead of turning it over to the intercessors to do. Listen to those with a call as watchmen or intercessor, and hear with an open ear what the Lord may be warning about through them. Just because they hear and see in dreams and visions, and that is different from how you hear and see, does not mean you should not heed what they are receiving.
The Lord has sent many prophetic intercessors and watchmen to help Pastors & leaders in the body, but many have not heeded what the Lord was sending through them, and have not used their giftings to the fullest capacity as it could have been. Leaders, now is the time to come into a close relationship with the intercessors and watchmen in your ministry or congregation. They have been sent as a gift to you, and you should see them as such.
For those intercessors and watchmen (and some who are both), who have been wounded and hurt in the past seasons, now is the time to release your pain and come into wholeness. Many of you have felt isolated and alone, and have had a major fear of rejection that has become a stronghold in your life, and it is causing you to see everything through the lens of your rejection and pain. This has caused many leaders to not be able to hear what you are receiving and releasing, where they perhaps would have.
When your identity and acceptance are rooted in whether your words are received, you become overly sensitive, needy, and prone to hurt feelings or aggression when you do not feel heard. Due to this behavior, leaders tend to listen to you less and less, even if what you are receiving is from the Lord, because they do not want to listen to someone who displays such behavior. Your words must be seasoned with grace and "salt", and you must realize, that if they do not receive what you are hearing, it is no harm to you, only to them if it is the true word of the Lord. You must stop taking these things personally, and release those feelings to the Lord.
Intercessors and watchmen, if you have had this type of pain and hurt, and the subsequent behavior that is a result, now is the time for you to seek out deep healing for these issues, and deliverance from this fear of rejection. Now is time for the intercessors and watchmen to come into wholeness and maturity, so they can be used by the Lord fully as the extremely important gift to the Body that they are.
⏩🙏I call for the prophetic intercessors and watchmen to arise in this hour, to stand in your place in the Kingdom! May you begin to lead others into a place of intercession and strategic prayer, that will cause major ADVANCE in the Kingdom of God, and major impact AGAINST the kingdom of darkness. May His people once again be known as a people of continual intercession, receiving advance warning and instruction from heaven, to thwart the plans of the enemy!
May the intercessors and watchmen realize the great weight of their calling, and stand in their place of authority, to see drastic change in our cities and our nations. May the fire of intercession begin to burn hotter and brighter than ever, and may the fires spread until thousands upon thousands are consumed by day and night prayer and intercession. May the fire of intercession be kept burning on the altar, and may it never go out!
"A fire shall always be burning on the altar; it shall never go out." - Leviticus 6:13
In prayer & preparation,
Amanda Shiflett ~ Prophetic Reformer
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