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Prophetic word received September 4, 2021
This past week felt so heavy in the spirit. There were so many times I was prompted to intercede. Sometimes I would pray with the knowledge of what I was interceding for, but oftentimes I would pray without knowing what it was I was being called to press into. As I asked the Lord for insight into what was going on in the unseen realm, I felt Him explain that He was releasing His purposes in the earth – things that had been in His heart for a long time. He reminded me of His promise for the last days in which He said:
"...I will pour out My Spirit upon all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy. Your old men will dream dreams, and your young men will see visions." (Joel 2:28, NLT)
I felt, so strongly, the nearness of this prophecy, and pressed in to what the Lord wanted to say about it.
The Lord began speaking about how He has been preparing the way for the manifestation of this prophecy from Joel: "I have been preparing those who will pave the way for this outpouring," He spoke to my heart. "They are not who you might expect. These warrior sons and daughters are My friends. They have been invited to know My heart in the secret and hidden places with Me; they are ready to carry My heart to the places I send them. They may not look like warriors on the outside, but they are warriors within. They are armed with the unstoppable weapons of mercy, grace, truth, and love.
"These weapons are unconquerable. They defeat shame and condemnation, lies and deception, apathy and animosity, every time. My Spirit is inside these warriors and they know who they are. From the security of their identity in Me, they will speak boldly. My words will be like swords in their mouths (Isaiah 49:2) to destroy every demonic presence in their churches, cities, and places of influence.
"Through these surrendered lovers, I will restore the years the locusts have stolen (Joel 2:25). The enemy will pay many times over what he has taken. It is time for restoration and redemption – time for things to be made new." (Photo via Unsplash)
My Beloved Is a Warrior Bride
The Lord then began to share the true identity of these warriors that He is training to be a part of His army: "I am My beloved's and she is Mine," He said. "My beloved is a warrior Bride. She fights from love, and I will make her warfare prosper. She stands on the foundation of My love, equipped with the weapons that are eternal. She has learned in this season to shield herself with the faith that quenches every fiery dart, and she chooses faith over fear, condemnation, and doubt every time. She knows who she is. She is My Bride, My warrior, My friend, My lover, My son, and My daughter. She will not back down; I have made her ready and I am sending her out to wage war."
Rise Up, Warrior Bride
Rise up, warrior Bride. The Lord has made your arms strong for the battle. He has taught your hands to war (Psalm 18:34). It is by Him that you can leap over every wall that was meant to hold you back (Psalm 18:29).
We fight from the place of rest, from the place of love, from the place of knowing who we are – refusing to let the enemy tell us otherwise. We are sons and daughters. We are friends of God. We are the warrior Bride.
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Stand Fast in Freedom
Amber N. Johnson, MD is a physician in pulmonary/critical care medicine, as well as a writer, speaker, and the founder of Stand Fast in Freedom, a nonprofit organization aimed at empowering young women who have been impacted by human trafficking. She has a heart for healing and redemption and for the Church to know their identity in Christ. She resides in Omaha, Nebraska.
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