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.”
Monday of this week I was interceding with a fellow Scribe for the region that we live in. Our region comprises Northeastern and Southeastern USA. Together we entered the presence of the Lord and brought before Him the deep intercessions that were in our spirits. As my fellow Scribe was interceding Holy Spirit gave me a specific intercession to release. In my spirit He was giving me a word concerning the Five Fold Scribal ministries and His intent for them. I released that intercession declaring that the Lord was setting His Apostle, His Prophet, His Evangelist, His Pastor, His Teacher in a quiet place so that they could hear the Voice of the Lord and write the governmental word that He is giving for this season.
As I interceding for these offices the anointing became weighty on me and I was exhausted when I completed interceding, My fellow intercessor was alarmed at the change in my voice. I assured her that I was fine, and that I was just exhausted from that last intercession. Under the anointing she began to prophesy to me that the glory was over me and God was calling me to be the glory that I was experiencing. That prophetic word set me in a place for the rest of the week.
Holy Spirit did a new thing in me that Monday morning. See my body is often weighed down under the anointing when I preach or teach but that was the first time I experienced the weight of the anointing in intercession. The glory of the Lord has risen on me.
But walking in the glory didn’t protect me from experiencing the darkness, it gave me a greater vision of the darkness. So as I rejoice in the experience that I had in the Lord this week my heart breaks for the manifestation of darkness in Newtown Connecticut. With horror I watched the reports of childrens and teachers killed yesterday. My heart broke and my tears fell as I watched President Obama struggle with his emotion as he spoke yesterday. I prayed for the families that lost children. I reflected on the spirit of terrorism that is unleashing its demonic tyranny over America with increasing regularity.
And in the darkness of yesterday the glory of the Lord rose over me again and I felt the pain of Abba Father’s heart. America has been breaking God’s heart for many years now. We mourn the death of twenty children killed by violence. But God has been mourning the deaths of millions of children murdered in the wombs of their mothers. These murders have been sanctioned by the government of America. In the darkness of yesterday the glory of the Lord was rising over me. In the midst of my grief I felt the grief of my heavenly Father. I felt the invasion of legalized terrorism over the unborn generations who will never know what it is to go to school and grow up pursuing their God given purpose. And the glory brought me back to the place of intercession. Intercesison for the Newtown community. Intercession for the families. And intercession for America.
I love this country and I stand against the darkness that covers it. I decree that the glory of the Lord shall rise over it.