Although there is a few more days of Av I am writing my last post on this month since it is the last day in the month of July on our calendar. Tomorrow is August and the Hebrew month is Elul. I can say that this has been a high and low month for me but I praise God for my victories in the midst of warfare. When I am led by Holy Spirit I will share with you the level of warfare that the enemy engaged me in and how the Lord gave me victory after victory.
Today I want to talk with you about the company that came with Ezra to Jerusalem. They arrived in Jerusalem on the first day of Av or July 1st (Ezra 7;9). Because Ezra is the prophetic picture of the Scribe who has been delivered from Babylon to Jerusalem then it is equally important that we understand who else God delivered from Babylon.
Babylon, the system of the world is still the greatest slaveholder of the Scribe and every creative person in the earth. Make no mistake about it. Everyday as I read Facebook and other social media sites my heart breaks for the creative child of God who are selling their souls for fame and fortune and followers. Reality television is polluting the souls of the church and further trapping the souls of the lost who despises the Lord’s church because of what they see projected on television and the big screen as an accurate depiction of the lifestyle and the saved and sanctified.
Men and Women of God are polluting their ministries for a tv show that doesn’t exalt Christ who died for the sins (not the benjamins) of the world.
But God who rules and judges the Earth is bringing out of a company unto Himself who are gathering in Jerusalem to do the will of Him who has given all gifts to demonstrate Him and His love.
In Ezra chapter seven they were seven types of people who came out of Babylon with the Scribe Ezra. Seven is the prophetic number for completeness, perfection and endings. In this season Holy Spirit is saying that I am bringing out these seven and through them I will have perfection when they enter my peace. There is no peace in Babylon, there is only confusion, disorder and judgment. If you want the peace of God, the shalom of Adonai which is well-being, good fortune and completeness you must dwell in spiritual Jerusalem. The writer of Hebrews chapter 12:22-23, “But you are come to the heavenly Jerusalem, and to the innumerable company of angels, To the general assembly and the church of the firstborn, written in heaven and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect.”
So this is the place that God is calling and bringing the company of Ezra. The company of seven starts with Ezra. Ezra saw the will of God and said yes to it. He was hooked to go forth bringing forth the will of his Avi (Father) in the earth when he left Babylon for Jerusalem. Ezra was the spiritual covering for those who traveled with him. As God was his Avi so Ezra was the Avi to those who traveled with him. They trusted him to lead them where God said go. And because they followed him this company came out of slavery and came into freedom.
The company started with the children of Israel: These men were the sons of Israel. The beginning of the next generation. They stood on the foundations of their fathers, they were going to Jerusalem to build a house for their families to dwell in and live for many generations. They were the continuation of generations and the carriers of heritage.
The Priests: They were the mediators between God and man. They received gifts from men and presented those gifts to God. Their hands were raised before God in worship and raised over the people for blessings.
The Levites: This was the chosen tribe from the twelve tribes of Israel. God called them His treasure among the people. They were the keepers of the Tabernacle.
The Singers: They were employed to sing day and night. They built a portal of worship in Israel, a place where God dwelled eternally.
The Porters: They were the gatekeepers, the guards who watched over the places of access.
The Nethinims: There name meant one who is given, the were the servants in the Temple.
God is calling unto Himself companies of Scribes and His creative servants. I know of two of these companies. Voices of Christ Literary Ministries International, http://www.voicesofchrist.org under the apostolic and prophetic leadership of Apostle Theresa Harvard Johnson and Watchman On Walls International Fellowship, http://www.watchmanonwalls.com led by yours truly.
It’s time for you to come out. Shalom.