The Revival in America has Already Happened – Part 3
The Revival in America has Already Happened – Part 3
During my last post I discussed how Jezebel had taken control over America by creating its vision of a new family dynamic in the heart of many Americans. I also shared how Jezebel accomplished this over several decades by seizing control over the leadership of America’s governmental, educational, and religious organizations.
In this last part of “The Revival in America has Already Happened”, I will reveal God’s three-step plan to break Jezebel’s hold over America; as well as reveal the hidden revival that has begun in the hearts of many Americans.
Jezebel hates Seers
Once Jezebel created the vision in the minds and hearts of the Americans; Jezebel’s goal is to try to destroy any hint of God’s truth. A key thing to remember is principalities angels sent by Satan are afraid of anyone who knows the truth. They rely on deception.
This is why Jezebel was afraid of Elijah the profit in the Old Testament. Elijah had the ability to see though Jezebel plans and destroy them. The reason for this was God gave Elijah the gift of a seer. This meant Elijah was able to see things ordinary people could not. We must remember this gift was given to help us fight against the hidden plans of Satan. Please read 1St Kings 15- 2nd Kings 9 to understand how Elijah dealt with Jezebel.
We must also recognize Satan’s principality angels use the law of sowing and reaping to create their vision in the hearts or minds of people.
7 Do not be fooled. You cannot fool God. A man will get back whatever he plants! 8 If a man does things to please his sinful old self, his soul will be lost. If a man does things to please the Holy Spirit, he will have life that lasts forever. (Galatians 6:7-8 NLV, www.biblegateway.com)
This is a key thing to remember because the law of sowing and reaping works both ways. It will work for us or against us. The problem is this law is used against many people because they don’t fully understand it. And that is what Satan and his army are counting on. I will go into this law at a different time but for now I want to focus on how the Jezebel has used or is using this law against us every day.
For you see, principality angels realize they don’t have the power to force someone to do anything against their will. They understand in order to create their vision inside the minds of the people; they have to sow a lot of seeds in the minds of the people. The more seeds they sow in the minds of the people, the more their vision grows in the people hearts. So they set out to bombard the people with new thoughts and actions.
Jezebel’s main weapon to implement a new vision into the hearts of Americans is the media. For you see the media is a main seed planter of new ideas. Each time a television show, movie, or song challenges the limits of traditional values the vision in the minds of the younger generation slightly change. This change does not happen overnight, it happens over time in small increments.
Because these principalities realize changing the way people think does not happen overnight; and it probably would not change the way the current adults think; their goal is to change the children over time though sowing and reaping; knowing that as these children grow up they become the decision makers of their day. That is why Jezebel is using the media to control the way government, education, and religious organizations think today.
Once Satan’s principality’s vision has taken hold in the minds of the people, the only way to overcome its hold on the people is to reveal the truth created by God. As long as the people remain under the influence of Jezebel’s deception, this principality will remain in control. It is only when someone sees through this deception and reveals the truth to others, is when this principality will began to lose control over the people. Therefore Jezebel main enemy are the seers like Elijah that are sent to reveal God’s truth to a deceived society. This is why the bible says the following:
Who has believed our message? To whom has the Lord revealed his powerful arm. (Isaiah 53:1 NLV, www.biblegateway.com)
God’s sends His Messengers
But changing back into this truth takes time too. God uses a three-step plan to detach His people from the reality of Satan’s principality angel’s vision. First God sends His messengers to share the truth about his reality. These are individuals who have a gift to see invisible precepts and powers others are oblivious too. These messengers are created to help others along their path. You may not know them because they will not announce themselves but they are there helping many to understand the next step to their journey.
Another thing to understand is these messengers have to use the law of sowing and reaping too. Therefore the messengers began to share God’s message day and night, over and over to anyone who would hear. Think of each time God messengers share His message to others like a seed a farmer plants. The farmer plants many seeds of the same kind to have a good harvest. So is it with God’s messengers. They are like broken records, which are stuck saying the same things over and over until God’s message has taken root in the heart or minds of the hearers. One such messenger was John the Baptist.
10 The disciples asked, “Then why do the legal experts say that Elijah must first come?”11 Jesus responded, “Elijah does come first and will restore all things. 12 In fact, I tell you that Elijah has already come, and they didn’t know him. But they did to him whatever they wanted. In the same way the Human One is also going to suffer at their hands.” 13 Then the disciples realized he was telling them about John the Baptist. (Matthew 17:10-13 CEV, www.biblegateway.com)
I believe there are many sent like John the Baptist in America today, we just have to listen. These messengers are sent to reveal the truth to anyone who would listen. People like Rabbi Cohen who wrote the Harbinger, Pastor John Hagee, or radio host Dr. Michael Savage to name a few.
Only A Season of Pain and Suffering will bring Transformation to Selfishness
Secondly the people have to desire to change. And that will only happen when the idols or things they look to for their existence become a plague or sore to them. Remember the great exodus in the bible when God brought the children of Israel out of Egypt. Please read Exodus in the Old Testament. Remember the 10 plagues. Each of those plagues was an attack on a certain Egyptian God. I believe God created the plagues not just to show His power over the Egyptian gods, I believe God wanted the Israelites to see these gods were just idols so they can detach themselves.
America’s Great Exodus – A Season of Pain and Suffering
That is why I believe God had to do the same thing in America. For during the last half of the 20th century many Americans created idols of the things they enjoyed. These idols were the things many Americans looked to for their survival, instead of the giver of these gifts, God. Things like the business they worked for; their homes that gave them a sense of security; their pensions they worked for; the stock market that gave them wealth; the government that supported them, or the religious leaders and organizations they aspired too.
For these reasons many Americans forgot was it was like to need God for survival. In essence they became their own god. The only laws that were important for them to follow were the ones that affected their happiness. Again more focus was put on self then others.
God knew as long as these idols remained in place the American people would never come back to him and fulfill their destiny; as a city on a hill showing the world what a nation would look like under Christ’s reign. Therefore God set out to systematically allow each of these idols to fall and become a plaque to the very people who needed them.
Once the first one fell the rest was soon to follow. First the stock market crashed in 2008 causing people to lose a lot of money. This caused many major businesses to go out of businesses forcing people out of work. With people out of work they could not afford the expensive homes they bought so they were forced to foreclose on their dream homes. The stock market crash also caused many people to lose their pensions, leaving many depressed, hopeless, and looking for help.
This left the people with the final two idols standing. It left the government that provided the most support for many American’s in need, and the religious leaders or organizations that provided them hope. The problem is these two idols began to crumble from within and began to show signs of plaguing the people too. The government many look to was in a bitter divide. Its leaders the people wanted to be their saviors tried with all their might to help the people but their efforts only brought more pain and chaos. Even the religious leaders began to fall to their own troubles leaving the people depressed, hopeless, and nowhere to turn.
I believe this was by God’s design, to force the people to see the truth that He and His kingdom was the only way out. I believe the pain and suffering caused by the fallen idols made His messengers announcements more attractive, and caused the people to cry out to God in the secret places of their hearts like they never had before.
I want you to understand that unless people come to the place where they understand their best efforts end up causing pain and suffering all around; they will never fully allow themselves to connect to anyone or God as long as they are in control. They will always have a form of godliness but will always deny God’s sovereignty over their lives. They must understand that unless they come to God in the spirit of humility based upon the truth they cannot adequately manage their lives; they will always be isolated in a world of selfishness. They must understand their need to have a revival in their heart toward God in order to fully connect to Him. And that cannot happen without pain and suffering bringing them to the end of themselves.
A Great Awakening – Transformation in the Wilderness
Before the turn of the century many Americans were like the rich young ruler of the bible. Many believed we were a Christian nation but they denied the power of God’s rule in their lives. Their Christianity was something that was an attribute of their lives not something they actively lived.
Like the rich young ruler, many American’s thought they were rich in their spirituality but were spiritually bankrupt inside. For this reason many followed the tenants of Christianity but did it for selfish reasons. Because they depended upon the things they had not the giver of things.
16 Just then a man came up to Jesus and asked, “Teacher, what good thing must I do to get eternal life?”
17 “Why do you ask me about what is good?” Jesus replied. “There is only One who is good. If you want to enter life, keep the commandments.”18 “Which ones?” he inquired. Jesus replied, “‘You shall not murder, you shall not commit adultery, you shall not steal, you shall not give false testimony, 19 honor your father and mother,’ and ‘love your neighbor as yourself.’”
20 “All these I have kept,” the young man said. “What do I still lack?”
21 Jesus answered, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”
22 When the young man heard this, he went away sad, because he had great wealth.
23 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Truly I tell you, it is hard for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of heaven.24 Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.” 25 When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astonished and asked, “Who then can be saved?” 26 Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” (Matthew 18:23-26 NIV, www.biblegateway.com)
Notice how the rich young ruler would not give away his possessions because he was able to control his environment as long as he had them. The only way for him to change was to have his possessions ripped from him.
The Lord expounded further and showed me it was people’s selfish nature that remained unchanged and prevented them from entering heaven. The Lord went on to explain that unless we overcome the selfishness within us, we refuse to walk in oneness with Him or anybody else. This is how it is with most of America, including the people who go to church religiously.
The Lord went on to say that every human must face their selfish nature alone and make a choice between their own abilities and God’s abilities to save them. The Lord said that once people have made the choice to place their dependency upon Him and look to Him alone, their selfish nature will be exchanged for a nature of unconditional love. They will be changed from within.
Well that is what happened at the beginning of the millennium. Many American’s had their prize possessions ripped from them. This was the time when many came to end of their own strength finally realizing they or the idols they put their faith in could not overcome their dilemmas.
With nowhere to turn many cried out in the secret places of their heart. And as they began to look to the Lord for help in their current situations and place their dependency upon God alone, their selfish nature was exchanged for a nature of unconditional love.
Therefore because of the difficult times many in America have come to the Lord with a spirit of humility, based upon the truth they cannot sustain their own lives. Because of their difficult circumstances many have come to know the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob for the first time. They have been changed from within. They are ready to live for Jesus and testify about this new found change inside their hearts. That is why the Word of God says, “They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death” (Revelation 12:11, NIV www.biblegateway.com).
I believe just like how David had to depend upon his relationship with the Lord to overcome the problems he occurred, many Americans have come to depend upon the Lord to overcome the situations in their lives too. They have come to know Jesus in way few have found. I believe they are the remnant or bride of Christ waiting to be revealed in these end times. They are the ones waiting for God’s direction to move in His strength instead of theirs.
They have found the rest found in Hebrews 4, where they realize they are incapable of overcoming their circumstances and have rested in the ability of the Lord to conquer their situations. Therefore the burden they have carried is gone and they are free from worry. They are at peace with the world around them, even though everything seems to be in complete chaos.
Therefore, since the promise of entering his rest still stands, let us be careful that none of you be found to have fallen short of it. 2 For we also have had the good news proclaimed to us, just as they did; but the message they heard was of no value to them, because they did not share the faith of those who obeyed. (Hebrews 4:1-2 NIV, www.biblegateway.com)
Now if Joshua had succeeded in giving them this rest, God would not have spoken about another day of rest still to come. 9 So there is a special rest still waiting for the people of God. 10 For all who have entered into God’s rest have rested from their labors, just as God did after creating the world. 11 So let us do our best to enter that rest. But if we disobey God, as the people of Israel did, we will fall. (Hebrews 4:8-11 NLT, www.biblegateway.com)
Shemitah – Resting in God’s Strength – God’s delvers the people in spite of man
The interesting thing is we have just finished the Shemitah year from September 2014 to September 2015. This corresponds to the Hebrew calendar year 5775. The 50th year of the land, which is also a Shabbat of the land, is called “Yovel” in Hebrew, which is the origin of the Latin term “Jubilee”.
This is significant because of what Shemitah means. The Shemitah year is also called the sabbatical year. In Hebrew shemitah or shmita literally means release, and sabboth in Hebrew means seventh. Therefore, I believe we can assume the shemitah year means the seven year release.
In the Old Testament the Lord demanded the Israelites to work the ground for six years and let it rest on the seventh. This was done because the Lord wanted the Israelites to follow His example in the story of creation found in the book of Genesis, where the Lord created this world in six day or six thousand years and rested on the seventh.
The Lord said to Moses at Mount Sinai, 2 “Speak to the Israelites and say to them: ‘When you enter the land I am going to give you, the land itself must observe a sabbath to the Lord. 3 For six years sow your fields, and for six years prune your vineyards and gather their crops. 4 But in the seventh year the land is to have a year of sabbath rest, a sabbath to the Lord. Do not sow your fields or prune your vineyards. 5 Do not reap what grows of itself or harvest the grapes of your untended vines. The land is to have a year of rest. 6 Whatever the land yields during the sabbath year will be food for you—for yourself, your male and female servants, and the hired worker and temporary resident who live among you, 7 as well as for your livestock and the wild animals in your land. Whatever the land produces may be eaten. (Leviticus 25:1-7 NIV, www.biblegateway.com)
Another interesting thing about Shemitah year is the Lord command the Israelites to eliminate all debts.
At the end of every seven years you must cancel debts.2 This is how it is to be done: Every creditor shall cancel any loan they have made to a fellow Israelite. They shall not require payment from anyone among their own people, because the Lord’s time for canceling debts has been proclaimed. 3 You may require payment from a foreigner, but you must cancel any debt your fellow Israelite owes you.4 However, there need be no poor people among you, for in the land the Lord your God is giving you to possess as your inheritance, he will richly bless you, 5 if only you fully obey the Lord your God and are careful to follow all these commands I am giving you today. 6 For the Lord your God will bless you as he has promised, and you will lend to many nations but will borrow from none. You will rule over many nations but none will rule over you. (Deuteronomy 15:1-6 NIV, www.biblegateway.com)
Thirdly, this year corresponds to the year of Jubilee. In Judaism and Christianity, the Jubilee year is a special year of remission of sins and universal pardon. In the Book of Leviticus, a Jubilee year occurs every fiftieth year, in which slaves and prisoners are freed, debts are forgiven and the mercies of God are manifested.
Why is this important? It is important because it is the season of the Lord deliverance apart from man. We are in a Shemitah season where the Lord has commanded man to rest from all labors. And that can only happen when man’s circumstances come to a place where man realizes he cannot overcome it in his own strength causing him to give up and cry out to the Lord. It is at this point the Lord is transforming them from the selfishness within, awakening them to a new world around them.
I believe the Lord has done this for three reasons. First I believe the Lord bypassed many religious leaders because they have become idols in the hearts of many Americans. For many Americans began to look at their religious leader with the same reverence that is only due to God Himself. In essence they began to look and treat their religious leader just like God Himself. For this reason God has chosen to meet people right where they are without any help from anyone else in the wilderness, including these religious leaders.
Secondly, I believe many religious leaders have built organizations based upon their own strength instead of allowing the Lord to add to their families through intimacy with Him. They think of themselves as CEO’s of major organizations or hired teaches at a university. Therefore they are more concerned about the status of their organizations than the actual care and feeding of their members. Because of this, I believe many leaders and organizations do not have safe places for the Lords children.
I believe the reason for this is because many religious leaders seem to go after numbers instead of taken care of the children they have. They really aren’t concerned about the wellbeing of the Lord’s children; they are concerned about the state of their organizations.
Therefore they focus their efforts to create better mouse traps for outsiders instead of focusing on the members they currently have. To them each member is someone that is part of their organization that supplies needed resources. They act like CEO’s and hired speakers instead of parents who love the children they are given.
The sad part is many are providing valuable resources to their members; the problem is people need much, much more. People need safe places to grow.
Let me share something the Lord shared with me. He asked me if I were an adoption agency, would I place children in homes where the parents did not take care of the children they had. My answer was I would not place children in homes where parents neglected their children. Then the Lord told me neither would He. Because of this, I believe the Lord is looking for a safe place to birth his new children. He just can’t find many who have become His mature bride and are able to care of His Children the way He wants them to. Therefore, the Lord is keeping His children in the wilderness with Him until He finds a safe place to put them.
Why, because many are trying to build their organizations based upon going to school like learning a trade. They have not taken the time and effort to become His bride and allow Him to birth His children through intimacy.
Thirdly, I believe the Lord is eliminating much of the debt that people are carrying because of the law of sowing and reaping. For you see many people have sown seeds of selfishness that is causing calamity upon themselves or their loved ones. And these seeds have caused many people to fall into a cavity of selfishness so deep they are unable to climb out of. Thus the Lord has allowed the pain and suffering of people’s consequences to bring them to the end of themselves, causing them to cry out to Him for mercy, removing the debt that many have occurred over their journey.
Again, God has moved in spite of man to bring people to Himself. For you see during this past decade many have lost faith in their idols during situations in which these idols become a sort of plague to them. As these idols became troublesome to the very people who worshiped them, many began to understand their limitations and began to look only to the Lord alone for deliverance from there situations, transforming them from within.
You can think of this transformation as a kind of birthing of a new person. A new person who does not rely on themselves at all; a person who recognizes no one else can save them, for everyone is just as flawed as them; a person who understands that deliverance can only be found in the Lord. Therefore they stop trying to overcome their situations in their own abilities and began to rest in their faith in a God whom they are only beginning to truly meet for the first time.
So as you can see, there are many who have been birthed in the wilderness, you just don’t see them yet. They are waiting for God to place them with parents who will love and protect them, A Safe Place. He is just looking for people who will be like David and become His bride through intimacy.
I believe the Lord has bypassed many established religious authorities (church leaders and/or organizations) that have governed the spiritual journeys of many in America for years. I believe the Lord has changed many in the wilderness Himself just like He did with David. This is why I believe there has been a great awakening of sorts in the heart of many Americans in the wilderness. You just don’t see them yet because the Lord is looking for safe places.
For you see a new revival has already happened in the souls of many Americans who have quietly gone through much pain and suffering over the last decade. You just don’t see it yet because everyone is separated into their own wilderness experience.
This concludes “The Revival Has Already Happened in America”, hopefully you have enjoyed this article and something in it has touched you in some way. In my next article I will begin to write about what the safe places are, how they operate, and who is chosen to create them.
In closing, I want to make a clear statement. These are just my thoughts and opinions I am just a concerned America, a Christian, who loves this nation and wants to see its glory restored.
If you found this blog to be of interest to you, or if you have an opinion, please reply with your thoughts and send it to everyone you know, I am looking forward to hearing your thoughts and opinions.
Thanks and God Bless
Jimmy Smith Jr