The Perfect Storm
Recently, God spoke to me regarding a great convergence of Heaven and Earth that He has been preparing. This convergence will produce His perfect storm, totally overpowering and obliterating the results of the current 'perfect storm' with which the enemy has assaulted us. This storm will involve both what happens on the ground and what happens in the heavenly realm.
Isaiah 64:1-3 (NKJV) was the chief Scriptural inspiration for this word and vision God gave me:
"Oh, that You would rend the heavens! That You would come down! That the mountains might shake at Your presence—as fire burns brushwood, as fire causes water to boil—to make Your name known to Your adversaries, that the nations may tremble at Your presence! When you did awesome things for which we did not look, You came down, the mountains shook at Your presence."
The 7 Mountains, a Shaking and a Downpour
For those of you who are not familiar with the 7 Mountains of Culture, they have most often been categorized as the following:
5. ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
I was teaching on the shaking of these seven mountains, when the Holy Spirit spoke to me: "I won't only shake the mountains...I will also open the heavens and pour out the mighty rain of My Spirit. The mountains will shake and quake, but at the same time, the rain will come down from Heaven and loose the dirt and mud covering My mountains."
At that point, the revelation jumped out at me—THE SEVEN MOUNTAINS OF CULTURE ARE HIS MOUNTAINS. He created every single one of them for our benefit. These mountains, perfectly beautiful and majestic, were created to bring order and structure to His people. However, sin and sinful men and women have covered God's beautiful mountains with the dirt of this world, camouflaging them with artificial greenery. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)
Then I got the picture of these mountains shaking from underneath, while being washed with great revival rains from above. The result was a powerful mudslide that cascaded down the mountain like an avalanche, followed by more and more cleansing rain—thus revealing the original beauty of God's majestic mountains.
Next, God reminded me of Isaiah 2:2:
"Now it shall come to pass in the latter days that the mountain of the Lord's house shall be established at the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow to it."
God spoke to me, then, about the connection between the phrase "latter days" and the discussion of the mountains. It wasn't until recent decades, within these 'latter days,' that anyone talked about the Seven Mountains of Society. I felt the Holy Spirit was saying that this Scripture was specifically prophetic of these seven mountains, and that His mountain—His majesty and presence—would rest on the top of each mountain.
This passage in Isaiah 64:1-3 is talking about His presence shaking the mountains, and at the same time, it is also talking about His presence being at the top of these mountains. Thus, my understanding is that these are both latter day prophecies, and are both talking about the same event. The first one we discussed was a prophetic prayer, and the second one was a beautiful, prophetic declaration.
How the Five-Fold Will Impact All 7 Mountains
The verse which follows, which is Isaiah 2:3, gives us an early prophetic picture of the five-fold ministries in the Old Testament, revealing to us how each ministry is to impact culture...I find this fascinating:
"Many people shall come and say, 'Come and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob...'" (This is the role of the EVANGELIST. He invites people to come to experience God's presence. God is calling for MANY evangelists in these "latter days.")
"...He will teach us His ways..." (God teaches us His ways through His anointed TEACHERS. This 'teacher's anointing' will go to new heights with an ever-increasing anointing.) (Photo via Pxhere)
"...and we shall walk in His paths..." (The SHEPHERDS [PASTORS] lead us in paths of righteousness [Psalm 23]. They are anointed to guide, provide and protect.)
"...For out of Zion shall go forth the law..." (It's the APOSTLES who administrate the law or the government of the Kingdom. Apostles will realize more of their responsibilities and authority to empower the other gifts/ministries.)
"...and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem." (It's the PROPHETS who speak the word of the Lord. The prophets will actually speak more powerful words than ever before, and will help to bring about the 'shaking and the waking.')
It's so important to realize that all of this will take place on every mountain of culture.
A Great Awakening and Shaking in America
It has been said that whoever controls the top of these mountains, controls the direction of the culture. When America was young, especially after her great awakenings, God's people ruled all of these mountains, to some significant extent. Today, we rule none of them. However, God has His plans, and a great convergence of Heaven and Earth will soon manifest, shaking everything that can be shaken. At the same time, a powerful and unprecedented Great Awakening will cause a cleansing of these crucial mountains of culture.
God will not be outdone by His enemy's storm of global evil. God's perfect storm will decimate the fragile structures of wickedness, replacing them with His glorious structures of faith and righteousness in our culture and society.
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Ben R. Peters
Kingdom Sending Center
Ben and Brenda Peters¬†have said "YES" to the call of God to challenge, equip, and send dedicated lovers of Jesus into the harvest fields of the earth, including the seven mountains of society. Together they have ministered to tens of thousands of individuals in several countries of the world. After establishing and serving churches and Christian schools for almost thirty years, they began a traveling ministry under the name Open Heart Ministries.¬†More recently, they also founded an Illinois-based ministry called Kingdom Sending Center. Ben has published over 23 books. Ben and Brenda now live near Sacramento, California, close to most of their children and grandchildren.
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