Johnny Enlow is a prophetic voice that I highly trust and always has significant insight for the Body at large.
God often speaks to Johnny through "signs" through the news events and media.
We will continue to see shakings throughout the summer months, however, remember Whose will wins. (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)
In the second leg of the Triple Crown of horse racing, another significant, prophetic message was played out before us. A horse named War of Will beat out the competition in a star-depleted event. The top 4 finishing horses of the Kentucky Derby did not run, and neither did the previously top-rated horses, Omaha Beach and Maximum Security (who we talked about after the Kentucky Derby, in my previous word).
It's of significant interest that War of Will was the horse that the race stewards of the Kentucky Derby deemed, specifically, to have been interfered with by Maximum Security's run. In that race, War of Will was seriously challenging Maximum Security but had to pull up when illegally cut off. They bumped and clipped heels in the race, and it is actually a miracle there wasn't a disastrous ripple effect of toppled horses and riders, with casualties as a sure thing. The key, prophetic numbers from this race are the date of the race (5/18), the horse and jockey's number 1s, and the number 144 from the 144th Preakness.
War of Will
In a video clip, I heard War of Will's trainer encouraging him during the race with "Go, Will!" We already know we are in a season of war, but the emphasis for this race is the "Will" aspect of it.
Because War of Will was horse number 1 in both races, as was, of course, his jockey, I was specifically led to Ephesians 1:11. Here is what it says: "In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works out all things after the counsel of His own WILL" (emphasis mine).
Now, this passage may place God on His throne of sovereignty a little more than some are comfortable with, but I think this is where God wants us right now. The whole of Ephesians 1 is firmly about the sovereignty of His will. Verse 5 will speak of "the good pleasure of His will" and verse 9 will speak again of this, as well as "the mystery of His will." Part of that mystery is how He works out ALL things after the counsel of His will while still giving us free will. I could go into a lengthy diatribe on how that plays out but suffice it to say, God wants us to be particularly aware of the sovereign power of HIS WILL at this time. (Photo via Unsplash)
There is a great war of wills going on right now but because of Jesus, His "Will" is going to win. He has determined an inheritance for His saints and His will is breaking in, right now, to make it happen.
To give you a point of emphasis, the word WILL, here, is the Greek word thelema, and it means "a determination, command, decree, choice, design," among other similar synonyms. The "enemy" was disqualified in the previous race for attempting to hinder "Will" â€“ and now there is a clear victory.
I love that War of Will was sired by War Front, with the mare being Visions of Clarity. Clarity of vision will progressively become the reality as this year goes on.
1 Thessalonians 5:18 and 2 Corinthians 5:18
The Preakness Stakes race was May 18, and this drew me to look at these two Scriptures: 1 Thessalonians 5:18 and 2 Corinthians 5:18. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 is particularly noteworthy as it has another reference to the will of God: "In every thing give thanks: for this is the WILL of God in Christ Jesus concerning you" (emphasis mine).
This is a remarkable verse that seems to be one of the hardest to embrace. Are we really supposed to give thanks for EVERYTHING? Well, as you can see, a key word here is "IN" as opposed to "FOR." Because the sovereign will of God rules even through the bad choices humans make, we are encouraged to give thanks IN EVERYTHING. Doing this secures our own hearts, and pleases our God. Why does it please Him? Because it means we are living from a "Blessed is the man who puts his trust in the Lord" place. There are multiple battlefronts to the "War of Will" but this is a good place to yield to His will. The anxiety level in the Body of Christ has been, perhaps, at an unprecedented level and this verse is giving us the key for remaining in peace. In everything give thanks â€“ because this is His WILL.
2 Corinthians 5:18 is also very relevant and very powerful at this time, and is also a verse that keeps God on the throne: "And all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself by Jesus Christ, and has given to us the ministry of reconciliation..."
The word "reconciliation" has many related meanings including, "reuniting, bringing back together again, making peace between" and "the action of making one view or belief compatible with another." This has not been a recent favorite in the Body of Christ and may also be a significant contributing factor to our levels of stress and anxiety. We find ourselves preferring the "ministry of finger pointing," but somehow that isn't Biblically validated as a legitimate ministry. I do understand that we are in a day when evil cultural agendas are being exposed as never before, but we can win some big battles â€“ and lose the war, if we veer from the actual ministry He has given us. We have a higher call than just to be right. (Photo via Pixabay)
There is a lot of growth to be made in the area of "the action of making one view or belief compatible with another." For example, can we argue a pro-life perspective WHILE acknowledging that historically women's rights have been undervalued (in voting, in employment, in owning property, etc., etc.)?
Even if we were to win some legal rulings for pro-life (which may just be temporary), ministers of reconciliation recognize that the enemy fuels the "pro-choice movement" with multi-generational gender wounds that will only increase the societal polarization and acrimony apart from reconciling the greater gender wound. There is a reason why women consistently vote more pro-choice than pro-life. The old wound clouds what would be clear processing of the central life issue.
The 144th Preakness: Isaiah 14:4
The number 144 is loaded with meaning. In Revelation, we read of the 144,000 being sealed. It is also the sum of 12 times 12 â€“ with 12 being the number of government. The Preakness race takes place very close to Washington DC, the world capital for government and politics. I have also shared several times on President Trump having a Cyrus anointing/call to bring down "Babylon"/The Deep State. Here in Isaiah 14:4 it says: "...[Y]ou will take up this taunt against the king of Babylon: How the oppressor has come to an end! How his fury has ended!"
Ultimately, in this "War of Will," the will and decree of God against the will of the occupiers of the tops of the 7 Mountains will be made evident to all. Babylon is being judged. The "Maximum Security"/Deep State will be disqualified, and that it is in process now. As this part of His will becomes evident, He is calling us to stay in a place of thankfulness and to endeavor to be ministers of reconciliation. This, too, is His WILL. (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)
Johnny and Elizabeth
Johnny Enlow is a social reformer, international speaker, spiritual mentor, and author of The Seven Mountain Prophecy, The Seven Mountain Mantle, and Rainbow God. He and his wife Elizabeth are focused on awakening individuals to their call to provide practical solutions from the heart of God for every problem in society until the real God of all of life is displayed in the seven primary areas of culture in all nations: Media, Arts and Entertainment, Government, Family, Religion, Economy, and Education.
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