This word serves not only as a message for the Body of Christ in the USA, but also as a parallel, prophetic analogy of what the Lord is doing in His people throughout the earth. I believe that this content is a direct word for the whole United States as well, because of a very specific war they are engaged in right now.
“Unlocking” would be the word I would use to describe my latest ministry trip to the New England area in the USA this past October. A visit to George Whitefield’s church in Newburyport, MA was a catalytic moment for me where the Lord began to reveal a movement He was arranging in secret which would unearth in the near future, taking the world by surprise and by storm. It will be a revolutionary movement that confronts the enemies of this age that would seek to steal a generation and generations to follow. This movement is the “Rise of the Patriots.”
The original “Patriots” are known as those who fought for independence and freedom from the rule of the English crown in the American Revolution in the late 1700s. But there is much more that the Lord is unearthing and wanting us to see in this time. He is wanting us to understand how our present correlates with the term “PATRIOT” and a time of revolution that birthed a nation into freedom under God.
Origins of the Patriot
The word “Patriot” is a late 16th century word from the Greek “patriotes,” which means “of one’s fathers,” and from “patris,” which means “FATHERLAND.” Doesn’t “of one’s fathers” imply that they are sons? A patriot is a son; a son who knows his inheritance and will defend and fight that heritage until death. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)
Now interestingly enough, the origin of the term “Mother country,” according to phrases.org.uk, derives from the early European settlers to the USA! “Two prominent figures of the Pilgrim Father settlers were John Robinson and William Brewster. While in Holland, and planning the emigration to America on the Mayflower, they wrote to Sir Edwin Sandys in 1617: ‘We are well weaned from ye delicate milke of our mother countrie, and enured to ye difficulties of a strange and hard land, which yet in a great parte we have by patience overcome.'”
Now the definitions of Motherland and Fatherland are as follows. According to azcentral.com, “…a Motherland is country that has or had a lot of colonies while a fatherland is the country of one’s birth.”
Let me say it like this: A Fatherland is a place of origin. When we speak of “origin,” we speak of identity.
The interesting and very key thing about this is that during the revolutionary war it was well known that patriot soldiers fighting for independence from the English were heard saying in their battle cry, “No king but King Jesus!” In other words, “We are not subjects to a king, but we are citizens answerable only to God.” They were termed patriots because they were fighting over identity. They were saying, “Our identity is not in the colonies of the Motherland, but our identity is from our Fatherland. Our identity is in Christ.”
Restoring and Returning to Foundations of Origin and Identity
Isaiah 58:12, “And your ancient ruins shall be rebuilt; you shall raise up the foundations of many generations; and you shall be called repairer of the breach, the restorer of streets to dwell in.”
George Whitefield, a founding father of the United States, was a key player in forerunning this awakening of identity in Christ. George Whitefield was known to be a mighty instrument of God in what is known as the First Great Awakening. His message, salvation through grace. This message brought a divide between those who believed it was salvation through works. Truly this was an awakening, an awakening out of religion and into the freedom they had in Christ. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)
George Whitefield was passionate about the separation of church and state as the state was so corrupt in that day, using religion as a means of political and monetary gain.
Even though He died years before the Revolutionary war began, it is known that George Whitefield was absolutely a forerunner and catalyst for the birthing of the United States of America that came from the victory won in that war. He was the forerunner of the revolution by his opposition of the king being the head of the church and spiritual matters. He passionately preached that God’s people should be under the headship of God, not a king.
This message was imparting identity in a people. It was awakening and encouraging people to have allegiance to the crown of King Jesus rather than the crown of the state. It was awakening people to see who the Father was through the extravagant expression of Christ’s love; people who began to realize they no longer had to be a slave to a hypocritical tyranny. These were people who were restored to their “Fatherland,” to their place of origin. These were the patriots.
There is a revival in this very message of identity in this day. We will see another GREAT AWAKENING in the days to come, and I surely believe it is already here. This is a revival where God is releasing men and women of God who carry and boldly release a message of identity, reminding God’s people of who they were before they knew the motherland, before the fall, before the counterfeit covenant, and returning a people to the Fatherland, Eden. And in that space of restored communion with the Father through the Son, Jesus, they will come forth manifesting a selfless boldness and courage to fight and wage war on that which would threaten this freedom. This is the “Rise of the Patriots.”
Patriotism Under Fire: A War on Identity
America has been judged and slandered many a time by various nations of the earth for its bold and brave patriotism. Even though, from the outside looking in, America’s passionate patriotism has been seen as a sense of arrogance and superiority, in these coming days, if preserved, it will serve to be its most powerful weapon against the one world government agenda.
That is why patriotism is now under fire with lurking and ever-pressing, “One World Government,” liberal ideas trying to mold a generation with the sole purpose of stealing identity, individualism, national patriotism, and religious loyalties. The enemy would seek for America to implode on itself by abandoning the patriotism of its foundations and constitution. God forbid! (Photo via Pixabay)
I see the Lord is causing a revisitation to the foundations upon which the nation of the United States was birthed. There has been a war over the founding constitution with people wanting to move the landmarks; people wanting to alter the foundation and roots of the nation. But the Lord is saying in this hour:
“I am once again raising up the Patriots. The Patriot is a picture of the anointing of identity, freedom and sonship. And in this hour I am causing those with a message of freedom to arise with the ‘brave heart’ anointing of the likes of William Wallace, who carry the sound of freedom and identity. They will fearlessly preach identity to a generation where identity is under war, where the scales weigh unjustly in a society that is grossly confused and deceived, bearing an abomination before the Lord.”
Gender dysphoria, racism, confusion around sexual orientation and denominationalism are all issues that revolve around identity. These freedom fighters will fearlessly confront those demonic strongholds that pose as spiritual prison guards and set a people free of the shackles that bind them in this demonic deception.
The Sound of a Second Revolution—the Sons Are Coming!
A fearless few like Gideon’s army are rising, ones who don’t want to “play church” but actually are sold out to the cause of freedom. Again, there is a revisitation of foundations. The sound of the message of identity that was deposited into the New England soil by George Whitefield is surfacing. This sound of freedom is vibrating from the ground and I personally engaged with this sound as I stood on this very soil. It is a message of identity that will birth a people in the knowledge of who they are, transforming them into a mighty army. It is the sound of a revolution being birthed by a message of awakening to identity.
The sons are arising, and the reflection of the face of Jesus that they carry will not be what the religious recognize as Jesus. They are looking for Him to come in a different way, preconceived in their own minds. But the sons are coming, they are awakening to who they are. The power that will be released through this knowledge will cause a revolution, a revolt, against the principalities and rulers of darkness deceiving a generation, whispering lies to them regarding who they are. (Photo via Unsplash)
Yes it’s a time to call to arms and awaken those who are asleep in religion and confusion. It’s time for a sound to cut through the airways that is unlike any other sound, shocking and shaking awake people from their fantasy-land stupor and back into reality and the realization that this generation is in dire straights. It is in desperate need of a thunderous move of God’s hand that will cause a people to know Him.
A New Identity
The American Revolution is a prophetic picture of what I believe the Lord is prophesying in this time. Just as one nation was born under God, so are sons coming forth as one Body of Christ, finding their battle cry, “No other king than King Jesus.” They will be a Bride who is fully awake, and fully in love, totally divorced from any allegiance to the motherland, the devil and his counterfeits.
The Patriots are fighting a war on mixture and perversion that is rooted in the lack of identity. There is a revolution against the tyranny of the demonic principalities who are lying and deceiving a generation. Sons understanding who they are will be the ignition point of this revolt against such demonic darkness in this hour, and the light of the knowledge of the sons will pierce the darkness.
The sons are coming; it’s the rise of the Patriots!
Anita Alexander is a prophetic revivalist who has a heart for revival, healing and transformation. Motivated by an intense love for the Body of Christ, Anita’s passion and compassion is to see the Church forsake religion and tradition, awaken to the Father’s love and arise and walk in the overcoming identity as sons and daughters of the Kingdom. Anita and her husband Dr. Sasha Alexander travel nationally and internationally ministering in revival fire that brings resurrection life, healing and awakening to the Body of Christ. They are co-founders and senior ministers of Revival Flame Ministries, Golden City Church, and University of the Spirit Ministry Training School and reside in Gold Coast, Australia.