On March 16, the day prior to my 46th birthday, I was awakened out of my sleep around 5 am by the voice of the Father saying, "come up here."
Here, for those unfamiliar with my testimony shared in my book Before The Throne, is my mountain of prayer and encounter with the Father back in 2004 and it is the place where the Father calls me still to meet with Him, fellowship, pray as well as receive insight and instruction. Here is where I go when the Father desires to speak with me closer - it's our meeting place which is so powerful as the very name Tennessee from the original Cherokee language means "Meeting Place." So I got myself together in spite of the struggle that morning and made my way up to the mountain. I remember it being pitch black, but I found myself a place to park and I waited for Father to speak.
While sitting there, I remember it being much like the day I was taken up before the throne. The air was crisp. Everything was so silent. There was no sound of chirping from the birds nor was there was sound of crickets. I couldn't hear the movement of the water as I often do while there - it was complete silence and serenity. It was comforting and beautiful but nothing was more beautiful than what the Father showed me next. I remember looking out upon the still waters when suddenly the Father directed my glance to the sun rising over the mountains. I was completely blown away because in the many moments through the years I have ventured up there to worship, pray and sit in the presence of the Lord many times before sunrise - I never actually watched the sunrise. The Father however directed my gaze to this beautiful sight. It He carved out that moment in time just for us to share together and it was amazing. And it was in that moment as I was taking in the view the Father began to show me something in a open vision that I immediately began to write down as if responding to a question asked writing these words, "I see GLORY over the region."
In that moment, I saw GLORY like a blanket sitting over the region. I however saw something else - something sinister. I saw what appeared to be a beast rising over a more obscure part of the mountain range, I saw it arising and hovering right beneath the blanket of Glory descending upon the region. As I watched, what looked like one beast with two horns, it appeared to split off into 3 entities: one was brooding and hunched over and intimidating like a muscle bound man. The other two had no discernible shape that I could make out - they however were in submission to that one brooding spirit. They stood hovering and looming - gathered together in demonic intercession over the region. Intercession was being made to their master to interfere with the Glory. Intercession for unholy alliances to be formed and made to hinder the Glory, intimidate the glory seekers so that they would not prevail. And as I watched them in their intercession, they watched me as the Father began to speak these words,
"For my GLORY rest like a blanket over this region. My Glory sits in the very soil. My Glory sits. My Glory sits. My Glory reigns. My Glory has been seeded into the soil. It's Harvest Time."
Prophetic Encouragement & Instruction
Following this, the Father began to speak to me and give me instruction for myself. He however spoke something to me that I believe will be a blessing to every servant in this region whether you be an apostle, prophet, evangelist, pastor, teacher, seer, intercessor or worshipper. He said to me, "3 encounters, 3 visitations, 3 profound words of encouragement, instruction and strategy. Be prepared I am sending messengers to you - discern the false."
If you are reading this and you are an intercessor, a five fold officer, worshipper or citizen of the Kingdom in this region I encourage you to keep your spiritual eyes open for what is being released over this region. Keep your eyes to see the movement of GOD and to hear the instruction of GOD. As the WORD says in Hebrews 13:2 - Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. And above all things position yourself in the presence of the LORD postured in worship that you may be sharp and prepared to discern the false that will attempt to insert itself in what GOD is releasing, speaking and doing. Discern the spirit and the word of the LORD not your flesh and your suspicion. Hear GOD!
If you live in or any where near the Upper East TN region, there is a call in the spirit for war like intercession unlike never before. There is a call for unity in intercession. There is a call for the people of GOD in this region to unify in the spirit and war for the GLORY GOD has promised this region. It is time to ARISE and war with every prophetic word GOD has spoken concerning this region unlike never before - I Timothy 1:18. It is time to call growth to the seed of every word spoken. It is time to oh wounded warrior, intercessor, trailblazer, five fold officer and soldier for you to arise and assume and reclaim your position of intercession over this region, for unity and for the power of GOD to break forth. It is time oh beloved one of GOD to RISE and PRAY unlike never before. It is HARVEST TIME. Time to harvest the promises of GOD for this region in prayer and intercession. Time to reclaim what is the KING'S in this region. Rise up oh Intercessors and Watchmen who have been set upon the walls of this region and pray. Pray and dismantled the unholy unions of intercession going forth. Rise up and pray that the assignments and plots of the enemy that have been going forth in this region be dismantled. Arise and pray. Gather together in unity with others and PRAY!! Pray until the BLANKET falls and covers this region in the REVIVAL I have promised says the LORD!! Arise and speak! Arise and Prophesy! Arise and Pray! Look up and see my GLORY!! Look up and know that my GLORY is HERE!!! PRAY for the PUSH THROUGH.
Oh Intercessors arise. There is a Clarion Call across region and this state as a whole for the INTERCESSORS to arise, come forth, join together in UNITY and SEE the blanket of GOD'S GLORY fall and transform everything from the economy, to the drug crisis to the disunity in the churches. Watch HIS GLORY Fall!! Arise!
Isaiah 60:1-2 Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you. For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, And deep darkness the people; But the Lord will arise over you, And His glory will be seen upon you.
Psalm 133 - Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity! It is like the precious oil on the head, running down on the beard, on the beard of Aaron, running down on the collar of his robes! It is like the dew of Hermon, which falls on the mountains of Zion! For there the Lord has commanded the blessing, life forevermore.