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August 1, 2020 at 10:04 pm #19232Ron McGatlinKeymaster“3 Things to Hope for with Ecstatic Expectancy!”Mandy Woodhouse, Brisbane, Australia
For weeks now I have felt, in the physical realm, the rumblings of something HUGE coming near me. Some days, I will randomly feel the ground begin to vibrate in the natural, and I hear with my ears the sound of what could be giant army tanks driving down the road toward my home, yet they never appear. These experiences feel like the rumblings and sounds that occurred when I first experienced a minor earthquake. I hear the sound of something massive coming toward me, and I feel the vibrations of the ground beginning to move at the weight of whatever it is that’s approaching – but I cannot see with my natural eyes what I am feeling and hearing.
“God, if only You would tear open the heavenly realm and come down! How the mountains would tremble in Your awesome presence!” (Isaiah 64:1 TPT)
There are many prophetic words right now regarding the months of September through November 2020. There are some words that are warnings with a call to prayer and intercession like never before. Still, other prophetic words are pointing to a great awakening and a renewal that God wants to pour out upon His Church in these same months, which also happen to be the start of the Hebraic New Year.
I will say that I have seen both scenarios in my spirit, and with them, I have also seen a company of watchmen intercessors rise up in unprecedented numbers. I am, daily, astounded at the number of people who are “suddenly” feeling called to prayer like never before.
I believe that what I am seeing and feeling in the Spirit is actually three things, and these three things are bringing so much HOPE and positive EXPECTANCY to my heart, it makes me want to burst! I want to bring hope and encouragement to your hearts as well, so please allow me to describe what I feel the Lord has shown me in regards to September – November 2020…and possibly beyond.
1. A Great Arising of Intercessors!
I closed my eyes and saw, in my spirit, a massive gathering of people who were marching down the road. There were so many people that the structures along the road were trembling and the ground vibrated with every step they took. I asked the Lord if this gathering was one of the current gatherings taking place across the globe in response to racism, and I heard Him say, “No… look closer.”
As I looked at the faces of the crowd marching past, I realized that these were not rioters, but they were INTERCESSORS who had gathered in Spirit and in truth. I saw that many of them were watchmen, some were prophets, some were seasoned prayer warriors and some were new to the idea of this type of prayer. They had somehow found each other through networking and divine alignments, and they were on a mission. He then showed me that many of them were only just waking up to the fact that God has called them to pray with authority and see things shift and move, yet prayer was burning in their hearts.
The number in this gathering of intercessors was overwhelming to my senses as it was a greater number than in any other time in history! The sheer power, authority and passion in each step that these people took was enough to shake the ground and cause a tremble in the heavenlies. I saw that they held redemptive keys to the answers many are asking for. (Photo via Unsplash)
2. The Mountains Will Tremble at His Presence!
The scene shifted, and I then saw that the presence of God was thicker and more tangible than it had ever been in this generation. I saw individuals, in their very own prayer closets and bedrooms and quiet spaces, encountering God and having a personal revival like no other! I heard the Lord say that as His children seek His friendship and His love, He will indeed draw closer to them than they could ever have asked (James 4:8).
I then felt that there is a great shift in the hearts and minds of His people right now, which has occurred because of this personal revival, and it is causing such a tremble in the heavenlies that even the societal mountains are quaking! The mountains of society and culture are shaking and trembling at the presence and glory of God that is so weighty upon those who have experienced the fire and branding of a personal revival.
I saw these “revivalists” infiltrate all arenas of every facet of society, and I saw that with every step they took there was a tremble in the kingdom of darkness that once had tried to influence the mountains. I saw demonic manifestations in individuals and in areas of culture like never before, but I saw that they were occurring because the children of God were finally understanding the authority and weight of glory that they carry.
The harvest around the mountains is ripe for deliverance and for salvation. Darkness only manifests when great Light is around to drown it out! “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it” (John 1:5 ESV). The darkness is being exposed as the presence and glory of God moves about the mountains through His revivalist children.
3. “Here I Come…Are You Ready?”
Several of my friends and I, as well as others whom I do not know, have been hearing this phrase in a variation of ways over the past few months. I believe that these phrases are huge statements that are like brush strokes on a painting – every stroke is a bit different, yet adds another dimension to the overall masterpiece. Just like the Body of Christ, each part has a role in the Kingdom. In these phrases, some people have heard warnings that they are to pray and release hope and redemptive solutions, and yet others have seen and been praying into an outpouring of the Holy Spirit that is so great, it changes the fabric of Christianity on the globe. Still others have seen and heard this in reference to the great end-times Harvest. Personally, the Lord spoke to me about a great JOY that is pouring out upon the Bride!
“Yahweh’s ransomed ones will return with glee to Zion. They will enter with a song of rejoicing and be crowned with everlasting joy. Ecstatic joy will overwhelm them; weariness and grief will disappear!” (Isaiah 35:10 TPT)
In the midst of feeling these tremors on the earth, I had a dream where I saw two mountain peaks. On one peak, shoulder-to-shoulder with full armor, stood the Bride of Christ in all her glory. On the other peak stood a tall demon, the size of a small giant. Although the Lord spoke to me about this demon, I don’t want to glorify it, but I will say that it was strong, tall and clever. It had tools to distract, discourage and disappoint the Bride to the point of weariness, depression and despair. It was throwing everything it had at the Bride, and some of the arrows were getting through the crowd as well as the armor and causing wounds – UNTIL, some of the Bride began to smile. I then saw the Bride, one-by-one, throw their heads back and begin to laugh! My eyes were opened further to see that the weighty, fiery presence of God had been on each of them, and in His presence, there is FULLNESS of joy (Psalm 16:11).
The laughter grew louder and louder until it became ecstatic joy; and with every hearty laugh I saw the demon shrink until it was the size of a little mouse! It confused the demon as well as frustrated it, and it absolutely disempowered it.
“Now may God, the inspiration and fountain of hope, fill you to overflowing with uncontainable joy and perfect peace as you trust in Him. And may the power of the Holy Spirit continually surround your life with His super-abundance until you radiate with hope!” (Romans 15:13 TPT) (Photo via Unsplash)
“You love Him passionately although you did not see Him, but through believing in Him you are saturated with an ecstatic joy, indescribably sublime and immersed in glory.” (1 Peter 1:8 TPT)
I believe that there is an OUTPOURING OF UNCONTAINABLE JOY coming for those who know the Lord! Joy is not a feeling but it is our strength (Nehemiah 8:10), a fruit of the Spirit that is at work within us (Galatians 5:22-23; Ephesians 3:20), and part of the Kingdom of God (Romans 4:17). I saw so clearly that the demon lost power as the joy of the Lord saturated the Bride, because the demon could not understand or speak the language of joy.
My friend, Pastor James Graham, says that the origin of joy is directly from the heart of the Father, thus not fleeting or changing. The heart of the Father is wholly for His Bride, and I believe that He is coming with such an outpouring of His heart over His Bride that even the demons will shudder, shrink and be disempowered when the ecstatic joy overwhelms His people!
I also heard the Father say that as He comes with an outpouring of joy, we must be ready to be misjudged, misunderstood, and misinterpreted. When He said to me, “Are you ready?” I immediately knew in my Spirit that He was calling us to be men and women of a different spirit, like Caleb (Numbers 14:24). As joy flows from us in all circumstances, and as we laugh in the face of the demonic, and as we bring righteousness, peace and JOY into all atmospheres, we may face misunderstanding from those who only see the “giants” in the land.
However, as we enter each atmosphere and mountain of influence with rejoicing, and as we are overwhelmed with ecstatic joy that comes from the Father’s heart, we will see before our very eyes the promises of God unfold! We will see weariness and grief disappear (Isaiah 35:10)! We will see the desert blossom like a rose and rejoice (Isaiah 35:2)! We will be immersed in glory (1 Peter 1:8) and we will radiate with HOPE (Romans 15:13).
I believe that the atmosphere on Earth and in the heavenlies will TREMBLE and SHAKE at the laughter of the Bride as she throws her head back in joy and confidence at the sight of the giants in the land!
I am still feeling the ground tremble beneath me, even as I type this. Yet, I see intercessors awakening. I see societal mountains tremble at the weight of glory that His children are beginning to carry. I see darkness exposed as the Light shines brighter and more radiant. And I see an indescribable, ecstatic joy coming upon the Bride that causes giants to shrink and hope to arise! YES, LORD, so be it!
Mandy Woodhouse is a wife, a published author, a speaker, a blogger, a photographer, an artist and a fur baby mom. Originally from Louisiana, she and her Australian husband pastored Glory City Church in Aiken, South Carolina before moving back to Brisbane, Australia to be a part of Glory City Church in Brisbane. Mandy is a prophet/teacher/intercessor with a strong gift of exhortation and a love for the Word of God. She lives to use her prophetic voice, creative teaching style and her writing skills to impart HOPE and to awaken true, righteous IDENTITY in the Body of Christ, across the globe, while always pointing to JESUS.
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