Recently the eyes of the nations have been focused on the United States, but our God, whose ways are so much higher than ours, and whose eyes are seeing a much greater picture than ours, sees the whole chessboard, and all the players involved. The war that is being fought is over the truth! Victory comes when lies and deception are exposed. God's plan for winning the war over truth is centered around a people who present the multifaceted wisdom of God to principalities, powers and to the world.
The Multifaceted Wisdom of God Will Win the War Over Truth
What is the multifaceted wisdom of God that scatters the enemy and annihilates their agenda? First, this wisdom of God can be defined as the way of the Cross and of sacrifice—a people living a sacrificial life modeled after Christ. Second, walking in the fear of the Lord, which is the beginning of wisdom. Third, being filled with the spirit of wisdom and understanding. And fourth, possessing the wisdom from above that, according to James, is humble, pure, peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere (see James 3:17).
Such a person, possessing such a life by his very stand for truth, righteousness, and the principles of godly wisdom, will defeat and shred the enemies' defenses, removing their platform. They are a people who will possess the wisdom and the anointing to know what to do, as Joseph did. The Scripture states that, for his times, there was none so wise as Joseph, who knew what to do (see Genesis 41:39).
Godly wisdom is coming out of agreement with the enemy and the world and into agreement with God! When we agree with the enemy and world principles, we are aligning ourselves with principalities and powers; and if, as Paul says, our warfare is with principalities and powers, then by our agreement with them, we come out on the losing end. However, when we come into an intentional, sold-out agreement with the will and the Word of God, we have power to tear down the ungodly strongholds of lies, and rip the veil hiding the truth and godly reality.
All sin and iniquity are cloaked in lies; the war is over who will control the narrative. We can then understand why the mainstream media is on the frontlines of the war over truth, and over dominion of the earth. Many are the arbiters of deceptive propaganda. (Photo via Pixabay)
He Is Our Ark of Praise!
Despite all that we are seeing, God is perfect in wisdom and His plan is always perfect! He will release a great number of captive souls from bondage and His glory upon His people. This is the time when God is trumpeting the call to all: "Come into the Ark, you and all your household!" Jesus Christ is the Ark, fashioned for the salvation of mankind; an Ark that is fashioned in praise, as the praise of God's people is His holy habitation.
How do we escape the siege? We lift up our eyes and ascend in worship and in faith. Jesus inhabits our praise! Praise is our escape route! Praise is His vehicle for coming down. Let the whole earth praise Him! Praise is how we will navigate our way through these times!
In January of 2020, God gave me a vision (published by the Elijah List on February 12, 2020) where I saw myself standing in a small boat on the ocean in the midst of a great storm with lightning and dark clouds. I had my hands raised to Heaven, praising Him with peace and great joy in my heart! Later He said to me, "Praise is how you will make it through this year!" Recently, in 2021, the Lord again said to me, "Praise Me in the storm, because praise will bring you through the storm." Don't be afraid of the storm; God said in His Word that when we walk through the storm, we should fear no evil (see Psalm 23:4).
2021 and the Decade Ahead
Considering these times that we have been chosen for—times where things happen suddenly and quickly—we should also be believing for God's best to break out in the lives of His people, and for great and effective doors to now open before us. This will truly be a season of light and darkness; let us choose to look to the light and the One who has power over it all, and the ability to bring in great transformation and awakening. As we do this, we also take heed of Jesus' words about how lawlessness will abound (Matthew 24:12). We would, therefore, be wise to put on the whole armor of God, and to also put safeguards in place to protect ourselves and our families.
If you have not already done so, now would certainly be the time to get your house, your relationships and your marriage in order, as we will need each other and have greater strength and impact in a stand of unity. Now would be the time to examine our hearts, our faith level, and what our stance will be in the face of injustice, persecution and the attempted removal of our liberties and freedoms.
Now is the time to press into God, seek His face, and pursue an increased level of faith, and an increase in the gifts and virtues of the Spirit. Now is the time to live a lifestyle of prayer, fasting and pressing into the supernatural gifts of God. God is looking to find faith and will be working in us to cause our faith to arise!
What will this new era look like for you, your family, your church, your ministry, or your work? Spiritually, the Church will be transformed to become a new wineskin—the Ekklesia, the wineskin of God's original intention—a wineskin having relevance to its times, functioning in strength, wisdom, and supernatural authority in an atmosphere of the presence and power of God.
The Rise of the Influencers
This decade will see the rise of the influencers. Many will see their sphere of influence increase tremendously. God has been preparing you for this moment to give you a voice of influence in the sphere you were created for. Now is your time! You are the sons of God being released for this moment of history; you are the sons of God that the earth is presently travailing for—embedded with Good News, possessing great wisdom, and moving in excellence. (Photo via PXhere)
In the past, God came down to accomplish His will through the ministry of chosen men and women. In these times, God will move through the ministry of an army of fearless and courageous servants like David, Elijah, Deborah, Joshua, and Joseph—all fashioned and trained in fire to stand resolute in the midst of turmoil and storms, armed with the wisdom of God.
Recently as I was praying to the Lord about how to be positioned and prepared for these times, He stopped me abruptly in mid-sentence and said, "Be ready and positioned in your identity in Me above all! Spend much time focused on Me."
He was saying first and foremost be focused on Him, intentionally looking to Him, positioned in Him, sitting at His gates, and waiting daily in His presence. He then impressed upon me that, like Elijah, we were to be positioned in prayer with our faces set, each ready to run our supernatural race. When Elijah saw the cloud—the sign of the coming downpour—he rose and outran the chariots. The people of God were created for this moment. Don't miss your moment to shine!
"The seventh time the servant reported, 'A cloud as small as a man's hand is rising from the sea.' So Elijah said, 'Go and tell Ahab, "Hitch up your chariot and go down before the rain stops you."' Meanwhile, the sky grew black with clouds, the wind rose, a heavy rain started falling and Ahab rode off to Jezreel. The power of the LORD came on Elijah and, tucking his cloak into his belt, he ran ahead of Ahab all the way to Jezreel." (1 Kings 18:44-46)
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Faith Marie Baczko, Executive Director
Headstone Ministries International | Schools of The Last Wine
Faith Marie BaczkoÂ is the president of Headstone International Ministries and HWAM â€“ Headstone Women's Apostolic Network. Faith is an apostolic, prophetic teacher and author, bringing significant revelation to mobilize, equip and strengthen the Body of Christ for this momentous hour of history. She carries key insights into the profound significance of Israel's place in the purposes of God for the time of the summing up of all things in Christ. She models a life that inspires others to live undistracted and rigorously devoted to passionately pursuing Christ. Faith is an international speaker, and through her ministry and work in South America, she has garnered enduring relationships with pastors and leaders, united in passion for truth that is the foundation of revival. Her books are also available in Spanish.
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