In our last article we shared the significance of this Hebrew month known as Av. One of the occurrences that took place this month was the arrival of Ezra to the city of Jerusalem on the first day of Av as revealed in Ezra 7:8-9. There was many things that took place in Israel in this month but by the leading of Holy Spirit we were only led to focus our writing on this momentous event of Ezra’s return to Jerusalem.
Holy Spirit revealed to me that in this month of Av 2013 He would lead many Scribes and Creative Artist from Babylon to Jerusalem. Babylon is the prophetic picture of the world and its system that is designed to capture and hold in bondage many Scribes in slavery. Many of you who are reading this article know that God has called and gifted you to write but you are receiving your identity from the world and you are walking out your calling as a Scribe, also known as a writer, editor, journalist, teacher as defined in THE SCRIBAL ANOINTING by Apostle Theresa Johnson (http://www.voicesofchrist.com), in the spirit of Babylon or the world. But this is the month of Av and this is the month that Your Avi (Your heavenly Father) will lead you out of Babylon into Jerusalem if you are willing to follow Him.
The Scribe who is in Babylon is confused about who he is. Am I a Christian writer or do write to the world? Am I a prophetic writer? Does my faith shape my writings? Am I seeking opportunities in the world for fame and money? Do I write to please God or to please myself? Your answers to these questions will identify are you in confusion which is what the Babylonian system has come to do in your life.
Once God the Father starts to call you out of this system if you will not come out then you are open to the judgment of God. See although God is your father He is also your Judge. And as Judge if you will not submit to His voice but resist His call to come out then you will encounter His judgment. The nation of Israel who was delivered from Egypt would not come into the Land of Promise at the set time ordained of God and because of their disobedience God judged them and sentenced them to walk in the wilderness until the last one of their generation died.
If you are a Scribe in judgment like Israel you are walking in circles without going forward. You continue to walk through the same places and deal with the same issues without ever being delivered from them. Because God has already judged Babylon every Scribes who remains in this system will continue to have the same experience. Judgment is an experience of repetition, walking in circles without ever taking new ground. The new thing that you seek is not in Babylon but it is in God and the place where He leads you.
God says come out. He has sent an Ezra into your life to bring you out of Babylon into Jerusalem. What does life in Jerusalem look like for the Scribe? The major characteristic of the Scribe in Jerusalem is the move of God that is restoring the house of God in the earth. The Scribes who are coming into Jerusalem in this season are not just writers but they are Watchmen and Gatekeepers who stand in the presence of the Lord crying out day and night. Your first ministry is not writing but it is intercession that brings the justice of God in the earth to reconcile all things unto God. In this place of peace, which is symbolized by Jerusalem you receive from Father the assignment that He wants you to carry out in His name. It maybe a book, a poem, a play or a dance. But whatever it is you are called to do it will release the will of God in the earth.
Your assignment in Jerusalem will not be for your fame and glory, neither will it be for mankind’s entertainment but it will be a release of God through your creativity that He will use where He sends it. Ezra and his company went back to Jerusalem to build a house of God. That is what God is calling you to do, to come out of Babylon and come into Jerusalem to build His house which expresses His glory. God is calling you to go up to Jerusalem and join those who are building Him a house.
I pray that you do the will of God in this month. Shalom.