I was given a clear vision from the Lord recently that for the last few weeks He has been unfolding before me with more prophetic clarity. In the vision I was shown the front of the Supreme Court of the United States and also the Lincoln Memorial. I then saw a helicopter land and the combat boots of soldiers jumping out and hitting the ground running. These combat boots had spikes in the bottom of the soles and everywhere that they stepped the spikes went into the soil and were furrowing the ground. I heard the Lord say, ‘I have given you every place where the sole of your foot will tread.’ He then began to speak to me about the importance of what had taken place in 2019 in the lives of many believers.
The evening after I had the vision of the United States Supreme Court and the Lincoln Memorial I was cooking dinner for my family. When I opened the refrigerator one of the many magnets on the door fell to the ground. I picked it up and noticed that it was a magnet with the picture of the Lincoln Memorial on it and had an inscription. The inscription was Abraham Lincolns words and read,
‘It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us…That this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom-and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.’
The Word of the Lord over our great nation is that there is a new birth of freedom on the horizon as His remnant people stake their claim over this land.
The Word of the Lord came to me and said, ‘2020 is going to be a year of divine substitution and divine replacement.’ He impressed on my heart that there would be a top down domino effect that has already been set in motion in our land. The Lord is responding to the prayers of His people by ousting wicked and rebellious leaders and replacing them with those that will respond to His voice and operate in Kingdom authority to do His will in the earth.
No amount of wicked scheming will be able to remove those that the Lord has strategically placed to bring about His will in the earth.
Do not be discouraged by those that conspire to block God’s chosen vessels from coming into their predestined positions of authority. No one will be able to reverse what God has set in motion. Remember that Haman was replaced by Mordecai and was later hung by his own noose that had been planned for Mordecai’s execution. Eli was replaced by Samuel when he failed to bring correction and discipline to his immoral sons. Saul was succeeded by David because of his disobedience. And Vashti was swapped for Esther because of her pride.
As I sought the Lord in prayer about the vision of the Supreme Court I saw a chest piece falling from a chest board and heard the voice of the Lord speak, ‘Check Mate.’
He then impressed on me to declare His Word from Isaiah 22:15-25:
“Go, say to this steward to Shebna the palace administrator:What are you doing here and who gave you permission to cut out a grave for yourself here, hewing your grave on the height and chiseling your resting place in the rock?
“Beware, the Lord is about to take firm hold of you and hurl you away, you mighty man.He will roll you up tightly like a ball and throw you into a large country.There you will die and there the chariots you were so proud of will become a disgrace to your master’s house. I will depose you from your office, and you will be ousted from your position.
“In that day I will summon my servant, Eliakim son of Hilkiah. I will clothe him with your robe and fasten your sash around him and hand your authority over to him. He will be a father to those who live in Jerusalem and to the people of Judah. I will place on his shoulder the key to the house of David; what he opens no one can shut, and what he shuts no one can open. I will drive him like a peg into a firm place; he will become a seat of honor for the house of his father. All the glory of his family will hang on him: its offspring and offshoots—all its lesser vessels, from the bowls to all the jars.
“In that day,” declares the Lord Almighty, “the peg driven into the firm place will give way; it will be sheared off and will fall, and the load hanging on it will be cut down.”
When the word of the Lord comes to pass in the highest court in the land it will be a sign for God’s people. The prayers of His remnant people will not go unanswered. Those that have humbled themselves and said, ‘Be it unto me according to your word,’ will see God’s vision fulfilled for their lives. Those that have refused to trust in their own arm to save them but instead leaned fully on the power and justice of God to bring promotion and favor will see the hand of God move in a mighty way to glorify Himself in their lives. He will remove and replace what needs to be removed and replaced.
2020 is a year of divine replacements.
The year 2020 is going to be a year of divine replacements for those that have strayed from the path of righteousness or turned from their assignment. Those dear saints that have been hidden in the secret place, remaining faithful in times of drought and in times of testing are coming out as pure gold, prepared to replace the mixture of bronze. The world will shout, ‘Unqualified!” but you are not to listen to these voices. God is going to uproot and displace those that are in the way of His chosen and anointed vessels taking their position in the places that He has prepared them for them.
This is a season to know who you are in Christ, what you have been called to, and walk in Holy Spirit confidence by using the keys that have been placed in your hands to take authority in the position that you are being placed in.
“For the scripture says, “God resists the proud, but shows favor to the humble.” -1 Peter 5:5
Recently the Spirit of the Lord woke me up on the fourth watch and as I began to pray I heard God speak to me this one word: Earnest. As I began to seek Him for further revelation He impressed upon my heart the importance of His people being willing to pour themselves out in order to accomplish His plans in their lives. I then heard the words, ‘Earnest Money.’
Earnest money is: money you put down as a good-faith gesture that you’re serious about buying a house.
Acts of obedience and generosity that flow out of pure devotion to the Lord and from a heart of faith in what He has promised are the spiritual ‘earnest money’ that reveal to the Lord you are serious about being used by Him and willing to have all that He has promised come to pass in your life. Earnest money, or radical acts of obedience and generosity, are the evidence of your faith in a God that fulfills what He promises.
‘In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.’ -James 2:17
The Kingdom work that is being done behind the scenes, the intimacy in fellowship with the Father, the being led by Holy Spirit in both large and small matters, the serving when no one was looking, and the asking for the big things that God has promised for the church and for you personally are the furrowing of the ground that the Lord was revealing to me in this heavenly vision of boots with spikes hitting the ground.
When you step out in faith, you are furrowing the ground. When you speak the word over your circumstances and future, these are the stakes that are being driven into the soil.
God’s children that have pushed past their fears and taken bold steps of obedience in 2019 have activated their faith to receive the fulfillment of the promises of God for 2020. 2019 was a year of laying the groundwork for a harvest of purpose fulfillment in 2020. Keep taking bold steps of faith. Keep speaking the Word of God and the promises of God. Use your mouth to decree the word of the Lord and establish His purposes. People that have believed even when they have not seen are the ones that have put the earnest money down on the new territories that God is releasing in 2020.
The year 2020 is not a time to shrink back in fear. Continue to speak forth what the Lord has shown you in the secret place both over your life and the life of your family, church community, and the regions where you live. God is looking for people that will, ‘Put their money where their mouth is,’ so to speak. Meaning their actions must line up with what is believed and what is said in order to activate the measure of faith God has given them to be used to see His will done on earth as it is in heaven in and through their life.
So too, faith by itself, if it is not complemented by action, is dead. But someone will say, “You have faith and I have deeds.” Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by my deeds. -James 2:17-18