(Repost June 2018)

Today I heard the Spirit of the Lord say: “You are the king of the jungle so why are you hiding in the den?”

I was reminded of Elijah—he knew who his God was, but when that woman Jezebel went after the prophets of God on a murderous rampage, Elijah cowered in fear, and like a coward he headed for the hills and hid in a cave. (1 Kings 19-20)

The Lord also reminded me of a dream where I saw people hibernating in a cave, deep within the belly of a mountain. In my dream I was thinking that these people were like Jonah who was swallowed up by the big fish (Jonah 1:17). Than after 3 days and 3 nights this is what happened: “So the Lord spoke to the fish, and it vomited Jonah onto dry land.” (Jonah 2:10). In my dream I felt the ground begin to shake and the voice of the Lord bellowed, “Come out of your cave! If you do not leave on your own volition, I will cause the mountain to shake and vomit you out of its belly!”

This is what I believe the Lord saying to those who are hiding in this hour:

“Why have you been hiding in the den? What caused you to go into hiding? Is it because of unmet needs or unfulfilled expectations that you lost the will to keep trying? Or is it because you grew tired and weary and lost the passion to see your dreams come to fruition? Could it be that you gave up and threw in the towel either because you were told to, or because you felt that you were unqualified or not capable or not educated enough to carry such important tasks that were presented to you? Maybe you’ve never been given a break by the leaders that were placed over you, and out of their own insecurities and fears, they have failed to facilitate and encourage you along in your calling?

“It is I who calls you and qualifies you for the task at hand. It is I who equips you and trains your hands for battle. It is I who gives you the talents and abilities to do even the things that may seem impossible to you. It is I who baptizes you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.

“My name is KING. I am the King of kings and I’m calling all of you, kings and queens in the land where I have called and positioned you, ARISE from your slumber, and come out of your dens. I have called you and anointed you and made you an Ambassador of My Kingdom in this world. ARISE and come out of your caves or else I will cause the ground to shake and vomit you out its belly!

“Lions and lionesses, it’s time to ARISE, shake off the dust, and head for the HIGH PLACES, for the people of the earth are waiting for the ROAR of the Lion of Judah to be trumpeted THROUGH you. You have been quiet for too long and the people are desperate for your SOUND to manifest.

“The enemy has drawn near because he is a creature of the darkness; and whilst you were sleeping, he’s been stealing the fruits of the harvest. But today, call forth a gathering and let your ROAR resound across the land. It’s time to evict the squatters of the land. It’s time to TAKE THE LAND! RESIST the enemy in the power of My name.” Says the Lord.

“Therefore, submit to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” (James 4:7)

As ROARS of the lions and lionesses penetrated the atmosphere, I saw the critters that were feasting on the fruits in the harvest field scramming away in different directions in FEAR. The same weapon (fear) the enemy used against you is being used against him in this hour as a result of the ROAR of the lions and lionesses.

“The Lord shall cause your enemies that rise against you to be defeated before your face; they shall come out against you one way and flee before you seven ways.” (Deuteronomy 28:7)

“So shall they fear the name of the Lord from the west, and His glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy comes in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord will raise up a standard against him.” (Isaiah 59:19)

So ROAR, you lions and lionesses of His tribe! Let your SOUND resound. The standard of the Holy Spirit has been raised against your enemies. Prepare to collect the spoils, for the King of all kings has already prevailed!

“…behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has prevailed…” (Revelation 5:5)

Anne Janssens
01 June 2020

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