Spiritual Insights For 2023 & Beyond (Part 1) Shifting & Shaking - Rod Mills
Throughout Scripture we see God reveal to his people His plans and highlight certain focuses for the coming season of time. Each year, we pray and seek the Lord for His guidance, insights, and direction for the upcoming year. This series is an overview of some of the prophetic insights God is highlighting to the AeroNova spiritual family for the year 2023 and beyond.
In this episode, Paster Rod Mills talks about the need to press into Divine Promises, Prophetic Words, & Divine Direction and addresses the shifting and shaking that is coming that will reveal the homes, households, and spiritual families that are built upon the rock foundations of heaven.
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Well, I'm excited to be here. And I am excited to share with you but also I'm really excited to see hear what God is showing you. And many of you know each year, we pray and seek the Lord, for his guidance for his insights for his direction, for the upcoming year. And also we seek the Lord to we're kind of like pulling out at the end of the year, we're pulling out the binoculars and the telescopes and saying, Lord, what do you want to what do you want us to know about the new year and many times God will not only give us his directions, but also some insight into what to expect prophetic insight. And that has been very valuable. And I started this practice back long, long ago. I don't remember what year I started it. But I learned this from Lester Summerall. How many of you listen to Lester Summerall. He's been with the Lord now for, oh gosh, 25 plus 20, almost 30 years. And he was definitely a mentor and a teacher and, for me a big impact in my life. But he practiced this for years. I don't know how long he did it. And I found this very valuable. And we found that many times God would really prepare us for what's coming, not only in the next year, but the coming years. And so this has been a great practice. Now, in the early around 2020, really, I think it was 2020. But I'm not sure the exact year. But I'll just say around 2020, something very different begin to happen after all these decades of doing this. And some of the things God began to reveal to us was, was far more than just the coming year. And he began revealing things to come and preparing us in larger swaths of time. And he seems to be this is interesting, because I would say it's kind of like layers on an onion. And you guys know, when you when you are taking the layers off the onion, you down into core, they're very small layers. But as you get out on the outer edges, what happens to each layer? Somebody here knows an onion, right? What each layer gets bigger, right? Like, if you take the outer layer or this next layer off of an onion, it's way larger than the smaller layers. I kind of feel like it's kind of like that we're in for years, God was revealing, and he would prepare us for the next year, but not necessarily give us a whole lot of foresight, for years and years. But as we are moving along, it seems like the layers of Revelation are getting larger the insights about what is to come. And some of you saw the TV interview I did with the battle ready ministries. And I said, you know, as a pilot, it's kind of like, looking down the runway. And, you know, the one thing they teach you when you're a new pilot, is whenever you're landing an aeroplane, don't look just down at the approach end of the runway, they tell you as you settle in, if you're coming in on final approach to look about two thirds of the way down the runway, and when you do, it gives you a real good context of where the aircraft is in context to the earth. Right? And it's real hard if you just look down. Tom, you're here tonight, you know, what do they always tell us in airborne training is right before you land, don't look down at the ground, or you break your leg. Right? You know, you know that? Yeah, you airborne guys. And so when they tell you the same thing, look out on the horizon, and prepare to do your slip because what it does is when you look out on the horizon, instead of just looking down at the ground below you, it gives you a much better feel for the rate of descent and the glide slope. Now I'm using this example these two examples of airborne troopers and piloting because that's my life and what I've done and it compares to this in some way. And what I'm finding is that now, God seems to be causing us to look further than just a year or revealing more than just a year ahead. And so some of the things that we begin to see and share in the early Part of this decade, apply too just more than 2020 or 2021, or 2022. They seem to be larger layers of the onion, they seem to be further out so that, yes, they apply to the coming year, but more than the coming year. And now, what's what I my experience with this has been that what the Lord was showing us several years ago, are, it's still applying like it's still having relevance because it's for more than just the few months ahead. This is really important for me to spend some time on this. Because I'm I want to just, I'm hoping that as you're praying, and as you're seeking God, that you will pay attention. If this is the case. Don't be discouraged. If you feel like man, the Lord was showing me this. And it's happened more two years later than it did one year later. Because this is the phenomenon many people are starting to see in the church. Now we see the Lord do this and biblical history, when he's preparing his people for something. How soon we don't know how soon God revealed his plans to Noah. You ever think about this? We don't know. Like, Noah. You know, in those days, people lived a long time. We don't know at what point God spoke to Noah. The Scripture doesn't tell us well, when Noah was this old, God spoke to him this and said, Build an art. But we do know how long it took him to build it. How long did it take? 120 years for you Bible scholars. Yeah. And God revealed his plans about the future. So with Noah at least 120 years out, didn't he? Think about that? Or what about when God began to move on Moses heart, you know, the Scripture tells us that he chose not to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season he went and live with the people. And then we find that Moses tried in his own strength to deliver Israel remember, in his own in his own power? What did he do? When he saw an Egyptian? Abusing the slave to a Hebrew slave, he killed him. And a lot of scholars say that Moses was trying in his own strength to deliver Israel. But there was something of a calling that he could feel he didn't know how to discern it exactly, perhaps. But he there was a sense of this deliverance call. Have you ever had a sense of something God was going to do in your life, and you tried to accomplish it in your own strength? I know most of us if we've been very old, we can raise our hands. So yeah, I've been there. And so Moses finds out, he leaves Egypt, and he, and he goes into this 40 year journey in the desert. And God says, you need more experience with me, you need more encounters with me, you need more time in the desert, to be prepared for this. But there's this idea that whenever God is getting ready to do something, whether it's judgment upon Egypt, or judgment in the world, or Salvation of, of the nation of Israel, or deliverance, he will start preparing his people's hearts ahead of time. Now we start seeing, there are many things God is showing us. And I it's not just us guys, most of the stuff that's been shared in this spiritual community is being shared in other spiritual communities also. And so there's this phenomena happening, where God is giving insights more and more and more for more than just the coming year. So I really asked us to pay attention to this, because the old wineskins that we were moving in for years of seeing the next year, and praying over the next year, I believe, needs to be expanded. Now God is doing something more than just the next year and I want to be obedient to that. Now, some of the things that God's highlighting to me I'll share some tonight and then probably what maybe we'll share next week at Mission House because we'll take a break from the the kings of tomorrow series, because we will at least get get some of this out. And I think what will happen is that you guys will also be sharing some more in the coming days as the Lord is is revealing to you and and we especially want to do this early in the year that's why we start on New Year's Eve. The one of the first things that I really sense the Lord emphasizing some of you already know this principle but God is real The impressing my heart. And I believe more than just mine is, is that as we enter this new year, this new season, very important, don't take a prophetic word, or a divine promise or a divine direction for granted. Don't take it for granted, don't just go well, if God said it, it'll happen. Okay? Now I got a little scripture here. But we already some of us know this principle, but I feel like this is a direction from the Lord. He said, Okay, you can't put it on cruise control, and just expect everybody else or expect God to just do everything, that there is an engagement that's required. concerning the things of judgment, we pray for repentance. We pray for revival. If God if God moves and says, you know, what, if this doesn't change, I'm gonna judge it. We don't just go, well, judgment, God's coming. But right, we don't just go well, you know, if God says, I'm going to send revival in there, it's gonna go well, yeah, God's gonna send revival he'll do it when he's in when he's ready in his own good time, wait a minute, I have a part in that revival, I have a part in the intercession to avoid judgment. Right? Like we have a part as God's people. We are alive in history in this day. And this time, did you know this is the most exciting time for you to be alive? I bet you didn't even know that Did you know, I know you did. But my point is this. If you and I look out at the world, and we go, oh, man, things are bad. Well, you know what, we could do that in any age, we could go well, you know, darkness is this and that. And this is a bad time to know it's not. This is the God ordained time that God called you and I to be live on the earth, and to literally step into divine destiny that God has for us. This is the most exciting time you can be alive, because God chose you for this time. You're needed in this time. Can you hear him saying that you are needed in this time, because you were created for this age for this generation? Don't let the enemy lie to you? Don't let him say, Well, this is a tough time to be alive, man, aren't you? You know, aren't you in rough shape? And in this heart, and in this difficult? And you go no, God called me to this time. Amen. Somebody's saying somebody out there on Zoom saying. So this is this is important that concerning prophetic promises, we lean into them. With faith. We lean into them with prayer and action, in order that we may see them come to pass. What promises has God brought to you in your family and said he wants to accomplish? I tell you, if you don't write them down, you'll forget them. All you old timer said Amen. You know, you know, that's me, if I don't write it down. I'll tell you what, I go through my journal. And I find things I'm like, wait a minute, I don't remember this. And I start reading. God wants us to contend for those promises that he's made us those promises that he has spoken. He wants us to contend for them and not just go well, you know, if God wants it, he'll make it come to pass. That's not engagement with God. And I've got a scripture for you. If you're doubting me, there are many prophetic words and promises that God offers conditionally, and only some enter into them. Now I'm not talking about the Bible prophesies, the Messiah will come or Jesus will return again, Jesus is going to return again, no matter what you do. Right? He's going to return again, no matter what I do. However, I can play a role in preparing the way for his return. That's what he tells us. Right? I can, but But what happens if I don't play a row? What's going to happen? He's going to use somebody else. Can you think of a scripture that that's illustrated? I'll read it to you Esther, chapter four. I'm starting in verse 13. We see Mordecai teaching Esther this principle. And so some messengers came to Mordecai and told him what Esther said. And Mordecai said, Go tell her this. So in verse 13, Mordecai told them to answer Esther, and this is what he said, Do not think in your heart, that you will escape in the king's palace any more than all the other Jews. Now they were going to try to kill them all remember, and she's the queen. And he goes, Don't think that you're not going to be killed too. He said, For if you remain completely silent at this time, relief and deliverance will will arise from the Jews in another place. But you and your father's house will perish. Whoa, man, that's, that's intense. Now, here's the here's the Scripture, everybody quotes, but they don't quote that part with it. It says, Yeah, who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this. Now, we love that part of the scripture. But we love the whole scripture. And what Mordecai is saying, he says, Hey, if you choose not to be used of God, you you will probably perish. But God will still raise up a deliverer. So we have a choice to be a part of God's plan. And I believe in and as we enter 2023, and the coming years, God is saying, Okay, no more taking for granted. No more going, Well, if God wants it to happen, you know, insha, Allah, some of you know about that. It's not that God wants us to go, Hey, I'm going to contend for what God is showing us as a people. Now, someone said to me, says, what, what if I get it wrong? Or what if I'm a little off, you know, what I found is God is gracious. And he is kind man, if you're out there work, and you're seeking Him, and you're driving the car, and you're moving forward, and you're seeking to do what he's calling you. He will bring the calibrations, someone said, it's a lot easier to turn a moving car than a parked car. And so if we're moving with God, and we're pursuing the promises, we're pursuing the prophetic promises that God has shown us from the scripture, and what he's speaking to us individually as families and as spiritual family. Then if we're going in the wrong direction, and our hearts are pure, we're seeking Him and we're repented before him, God will cause us to move into the right directions in the right places. And so I want to contend for what God wants, I don't want to just go, yep, God is gonna judge him in doing this wrong and that and just go, No, I want to intercede like Abraham and pray and say, Lord, if there's 50, righteous men, will you, you know, and negotiate and interact with God. I was reading that scripture this past week where the Lord says, Come, let us reason together, there's two different passages I was reading, where God was saying that come and talk, let's talk about it. So we're sharing things God is uncovering about the times to come, some of them in the near future, and some perhaps later than some people think. But right now, guys, there's an urgency of spirit that's increasing among the people of God, maybe not all the people of God, but many of the people of God who are Watchmen, they are warriors on the wall, they're praying, they're looking out there seeking God. And there's an there's an increasing urgency, perhaps, perhaps, as no ahead. 120 130 140 years out. Now, I'm not saying it's going to be 130 years before God starts to do some of the things he's saying. But I want to point out that, in order for Noah to receive the plans, to develop the plans, and to start building an ark, and to build for 120 years, there had to be some urgency in his life. 135 years out, 130 years out. Now, I'm not planning on living that long on the earth. Maybe you are, but I'm not. I've got other things. I've gotten more important things to do in another place. But I want to live out my life here in the urgency and be faithful with what God has given me in the time he's given us. And I pray that you do to the next thing the Lord begin to show me. And guys, I want to tell you something. I was not seeking this. I was in prayer. I was praying about something different. I wasn't even praying about this. I wasn't praying about 2023 or 2020s, or 2030s, or 2040s. I was I don't even remember what I was praying about. I was praying about something and all of a sudden, as I was praying for our country and praying for our people, and praying for other nations, and I was seeking God about different things. Two times, all of a sudden, I started seeing a shifting and a shaking. And that totally kind of surprised me. And when I did, I felt like I was in it. Like, I felt like, Have you ever like literally some of us just came back from Central America and we were in an earthquake. And it was it was a little earthquake. It lasts a little bit but it wasn't a big earthquake, not like the ones we I've been in in Japan and Alaska. But still it felt like that it felt like an earthquake. Like if she like I was praying and she And it shifted. And I was like what, and literally, I almost physically had a manifestation or feeling this. And I wasn't dizzy. It wasn't like one of those things where I was physically dizzy. But just suddenly I began to sense and as I was praying, this shifting in the shaking, like an earthquake, or like a ship in a storm, and the Spirit of God began to speak to me when this happened. And, and I sense that when the ground that people are standing on becomes like liquid sand, it will be revealed whose homes whose households, and whose spiritual families are built upon the rock foundations of heaven. Now, I know this is no new message for you guys. But I'm just seeking to be obedient and share it with you. Because this was such a very, it was like a very lucid, very vivid experience. Those who live on the sand will be shaken and shifted, and some will be swallowed up. And it will be revealed more and more, whose lives are genuinely built on the rock. Now, in the in the old days, or in the early days of my Christian walk, I used to just think that message Jesus gave about the rock in the sand was just a message about Christians and non Christians. But he doesn't say that. He says the wise person builds their house on the rock. And there are others who don't. And he doesn't delineate between believer and unbeliever he talks about those who build on the rock and those who don't, those who've established their ways on the rock, even though the sands shift around them, the sands will not swallow them. And this was what was remarkable because when I started when I was praying, and I started having the shifting feeling, the shifting experience in the spirit. I felt like there were sands around me, but I was on a on a like a there was like a rock. And as I was shifting, I didn't go anywhere. Listen, what was happening is I was praying, I literally was shifting. And guys, I'm not making this up. I mean, this really happened to me. And it happened twice, not once in the same hour of prayer. Totally not expecting it. And so what was happening is I was shifting, but as the sands shifted, that's like they were sifting. You know what I mean? Like they were sifting away. And I realized that I was on something. And it was like the rock but I didn't actually it didn't swallow me up. I just shifted some. But if you were on the sand, it would have been it would have been rough. I've actually when we lived in Alaska, we were reading about that huge earthquake that it was a 1964. And they said that the entire ground became like liquid. Literally the whole ground just became like liquid in it's crazy what happened in that earthquake. But that is kind of what it was like in this spiritual experience in that hour of prayer. Those who have established their ways on the rock though the sands shift around them, the sands will not swallow them. The sands will quake and shift and the quaking will sift away the sands to reveal the great rock foundation that they've been built upon. Now, this is a word for us to hear, build our lives on the rock, Christ Jesus. Literally everything we're doing everything in our lifestyle, who our friends are, what we do, what we spend our money, how we give how we enter, invest our time, everything right now, we need to be building on the rock. Don't build on the rock on 40% of our lives or 80% of our lives literally right now. I just feel the Lord saying in this hour, this is the hour to take inventory. And look at everything in my life and say am I building on the rock? am I building on the rock in my family? am I building on the rock to develop and grow in a close spiritual family? am I building on the rock in my time, in my hobbies in my extra to everything I'm doing? am I building on the rock foundations of heaven? There's no time to waste time. And the rock will be exalted when this happens. So when the sand sift away, what ends up happening when all those sand sift away as the rock is revealed. And we know the rock is Jesus, the righteous who walk with God will be established. And so I think God is saying to us, it's time to be established. It's time to establish your home. Establish your family. Establish your habits and establish your thought life, establish your relationships, establish your energy, establish everything you are everything you do upon the rock foundations of heaven. So that all of my time, my minutes my, everything I give my energy to is established on the rock foundation of heaven, even in the shaking and quaking, you will not be swallowed up by the quicksand when the time when the hard times come. And that's the part that scares people was when we talk about the hard times. Because there is a sense in the church that something is coming. It is pretty strong among many. Those who have made wisdom their foundations will be people who know the fear of the Lord. Oh, guys, I tell you, please, brothers and sisters, it is time to know the fear of the Lord. It is time to seek the fear of the Lord. The Bible says the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. And I know we've talked about this, but this is the hour to know the fear of the Lord. This is the hour to respect God, like we've never respected him before. The scripture says friendship with the world is enmity with God that means enemy ship with God. It doesn't mean don't love people in the world. That's not what he's saying. Don't be friends with the world's ways. Don't walk with that. Don't be a part of that. What is that? What it Why is all this happening? God is calling His people out to be concerned about offending God. We've been so concerned about offending people, we forgot about God. And He is our first priority. He is the audience of one. And this is that our God's calling us to be people who fear the Lord, this is not negative. This is positive. People go man, Rod, what are you talking about? Fear the Lord and judgment. It's like, Man, this is God. God is trying to literally reveal Himself to us, so that we know him and know his ways and draws us close. But to live close to this God that we serve, we gotta respect him in who he is, and the intensity of who he is. May God give us a revelation. Now, thankfully, the pandemic is over. But I will tell you, I saw spiritual sickness of society, manifesting in people. Now, please hear me out on this. Because, listen, I don't volunteer to talk about this stuff. I want you to know that this is not. This is fire in my bones, I cannot hold it back. I have to be obedient to the Lord. And I pray that you'll still love me, after I get done sharing it. Because guys, listen, we have to be faithful to what God is saying. And if we just think about all the prophets, you know, I used to when I was young, I used to think, man, these guys are so negative what's going on? Well, now I understand, because they dealt with some intense sin in society that was killing people, hurting people, just crippling people. And it was like a cancer that was destroying lives. That's what I see. Now, I see lives being destroyed, precious people being destroyed by something they don't even know is destroying them. And I saw spiritual sickness of society manifesting more, both in physical bodies and souls, in the worship of government, as God is going to increase, mark my words, this is nothing profound. The worship of government as God, trusting government, to be their provider, to be their healer, to be their protector, to be their nanny to be all these things. Literally what's happening is, it's gone beyond what is healthy, to where now, it's turning into idolatry, where people are literally, instead of trusting God, they want the government to do what God wants to do in our lives. And I'm not saying all of this stuff's bad. But what I'm saying is, is that when people literally are just totally invested in a certain institution doing what God is supposed to be doing in our lives, it becomes idolatry. In this coming season, it will be revealed that government is not their healer, but God is. I tell you, I see it government is not their healer, and and it's going to be brought to light, it's going to be manifested. Now there will be increasing this is the promise. There's going to be I believe, an increasing opportunity for divine healing, a tremendous increasing opportunity for divine healing. And when people seek God Because science will fail. And there's all this, we're seeing this now there are people who in their sickness are desperate. I was just reading the other day, I don't even remember what the site was. And people were posting on this forum with sickness. And they were, they were like, man, they said, I'm not even a religious person, and I'm praying for you to be healed. And there because there, there's a common, there's all this common sickness that they're experiencing. And I believe that God wants to bring divine healing in more powerful ways. And it's not going to be on a stage, it's going to be through people on the streets, in the stores in the homes. And God wants to release divine healing in this hour, because he wants to reveal to people that he is the healer, he is the one who heals. He gives us science, it gives us all these things as a blessing. But unfortunately, even science has been perverted, and has been has been distorted in many ways. So even some of that is not often is not always the whole truth. I believe there's going to be an increase of policies and decisions that will increase addictions of many kinds. Now, this is what we talked about two or three years ago, in Isaiah chapter 60. When this when the scripture says a rise, light, shine, shine for your light is come and then the next verse says, darkness will cover the earth. Right? Don't be afraid of the darkness. Remember this word? Don't be intimidated by the darkness. Remember that word? Well, hey, that's one of those words that still standing God saying, don't be intimidated by the darkness. Don't be intimidated by it, because you are carrying the light and the shining light of God. But I believe God is saying, even in the midst of the strange things that are happening, they're strange sicknesses. They're strange deaths, strange fears, mental illnesses. people right now are going what is going on? Mental illnesses are exploding right now. And literally, as people are diving into darkness, mental illnesses are exploding drug abuse, drug addictions, all kinds of weird addictions, and things are exploding. And the Lord is saying, right now, don't be intimidated by the darkness. That word he gave us a few years ago. It still stands from Isaiah chapter 60. But now I believe God is commanding a heavenly healthiness upon his people, that many will rise up and walk with God and experience a divine health in many areas of their lives, not just our bodies, but many areas of life. And this is the promise, I believe God is calling us now part of that shining light, he spoke to us a few years ago. Now there's a rising up of the Divine healthiness in our lives. And back when we were talking about building on the rock. Now it's time for God wants to bring a shining light of his healthiness in our lives in all these areas, in our relationships, in our finances, in our in our faith in our spiritual community and closeness with God's people. Somebody say, man, yeah, man, God is illuminating. Get this. He's illuminating the healthiness of the kingdom of God. And he's doing that in his people in these coming days. And when people are struggling with all kinds of mental health, sicknesses, and all kinds of spiritual, deliverance issues, and demonic issues, and all these things, God literally is calling His people to live and deeper and deeper Kingdom health, and he's illuminating that health illuminating, I'm telling you, God's going to illuminate the health in your family, he's going to illuminate all this healthiness in these different areas. And the more we live in the kingdom, that healthiness of hearts of lives of relationships will be illuminated on a level that is going to shine. And people will go, I need to know what is going on over here. What's happening in this family, what are you guys doing? And the Lord is going to open the doors to deliver money through you, through your family, you're going to do it by the power of the Holy Spirit, influencers and leaders. Now this part kind of scared me a little bit. influencers and leaders who have been lying too many have been doing so with little consequence. Now, guys, we see this in Scripture, God will give a space for repentance and he'll let people go on and on and on. But there's a great increase of consequences rushing toward us right now. And I'm not saying toward you, but what I'm saying is is toward People who have been influencers, and they have been doing much to pull people into wickedness without consequence. And right now I saw in the spirit as I was praying, I saw consequences. I saw divine consequences rushing toward some of these purveyors of wickedness, like entire swarms of locusts. Now, I know it's not popular to talk about these things, but I've got to talk about them. I saw swarms. Just the consequences look like locusts swarms. You ever seen a locust swarms? They're just look like dark clouds because there's 1000s of them. unless they repent of their evil deeds, divine consequences will continue to pursue them, until it has overtaken them. And the goodness of God has been present in his mercy to draw them to repentance. The Scripture says, the goodness of God draws men to repentance. But I heard the Lord asking me a question. And I don't know why. But as I was praying, and I saw this, I heard the Lord asked me a question. And he said, will they receive it? Psalm 94, verse four, they utter speech, and they speak insolent things. And all the workers of iniquity boast in themselves. They break in pieces, your people, oh, Lord, and they afflict your heritage. They slay the widow and the stranger and murder, the fatherless. And yet they say, The Lord does not see, nor does he understand. And a few verses later, God gives His people a promise. He says in verse 14, of that same chapter, for the Lord will not cast off his people, nor will He forsake his inheritance, but judgment will return to righteousness, and all the upright in heart will follow it. And I believe this is a word the Lord wants us to hear. He says, judgment will return to righteousness, because there's much unrighteous judgment in the land. And the more people in society press into darkness, the more unrighteous unjust judgment happens, because people are judging according to their own worldly ways and values instead of the kingdom in a ways of the king. Another word I kept hearing was the Lord, I'll tell you guys, these words right here, I believe we're going to hear them in many places. But the words I kept hearing in the spirit was as it was in the days of Noah, man, I keep hearing that in the Spirit, when I pray for months now, I keep hearing these words, as it was in the days of Noah, as it was in the days of Noah, and I'm like, Lord, what is going on? And then I'll see it somewhere as it was in the days of Noah. And I'm like, what? And I believe these are words we will hear. And we will see more and more, as in the days of Noah. I'm not saying that we are exactly in those days. That's not what I'm saying. But that there, there is a growing sense that God is preparing the church to enter into those days. And God is training the church to see current history through his lens and his perspective, in order to prepare us Do you know, perspective is everything? Man, if you can see, yeah, have you ever? You ever watch a movie, you know, it's really rough, and then you don't know how it's gonna turn out? And then you watch the same movie a second time. And you know, you know how it turns out, you're like, oh, man, a good guys win. You know, it's like, it's different when you know how the movie ends? And I don't just mean, yeah, I got Jesus is going to come back and there needs to be more granularity. We need to see how this movie ends. And God wants us to see, he wants us to see not just okay, yeah, Jesus will return to the earth. But he wants us to see with clarity, the victory on the other side. He wants us to be people of victory, even in times of hardship, or difficulty, actually, I would say even more so. God is calling us to a spirit of victory in 2023 is an important year for us to cultivate spirit of victory in our lives. We don't have time to talk about it tonight. But Jennifer sent out a word today on no ache rest. And when you study that word, it's really closely connected also to the spirit of victory. We don't have time to talk about it tonight. But it's going to be powerful when we do because this is part of God's preparation for us. He's calling us to that no ache rest. And that rest I'm getting ahead of myself, but that rest is the Same ress that came to the children of Israel on the night of the Passover, when judgment passed over them. When deep dark judgment was upon the nation. They sat with candles lit in communion with one another, and with the Lord. They did not sit in fear, they fear the fear of the Lord. But they sat and they broke bread together. In communion. You see the contrast with that. And God wants us to know, it's his desire for us to be prepared. People are not victorious, because whenever the time comes, they all of a sudden, just as Moses victory comes over them, they are victorious, because they have prepared for that victory. We see that and Josh was life. One of the most victorious people in the Old Testament is Joshua. But if you look at Josh was life before he took over as the leader of Israel. You see why we don't have time to talk about it tonight. But I believe 2023 God is training victorious people who will answer the call to be trained, who will answer the call to be raised up. And part of the things that I'm sharing and things others are going to share tonight, are part of the training ground that God has us in to prepare us for victory. Just like he prepared Moses, just like he prepared Noah, just like he prepared his people in different times that history. We see this when Jesus in Matthew 24, a lot of times we look at Matthew 24, Matthew and Matthew several warnings of Jesus, we look at it just at the end times. But there were several warnings Jesus gave in that day that the church heated 40 years later, they heated it and they left Jerusalem. And next thing you know, the Romans have surrounded Vespasian had surrounded Jerusalem, and blood was rolling in the street, oh, just flowing in the streets, because the judgment that came to that city because of Gee, what Jesus said, but the Josephus tells us, the Christians were delivered, because they hated the words of Jesus, and they were ready to leave the city when all of this started to happen. Wow. You hear what I'm saying? God is calling us to be people of victory to be prepared. We may not know exactly what's coming. But what we do know is that we have a God who knows. And we have a God who prepares us. Now, the part about you know, when you start sounding the alarm, this is when people start making fun of you. Don't you know people made fun of Noah. We just watched that movie lately, again with Steve Carell, and the Noah movie, what's it called Evan Almighty. And I know it's cornball. But you know, it's a good movie to watch. If you want to see the, you know, just like what would it be like to be a modern day knowing he's out there, and he's got a beard and he's wearing a robe. And people think, Man, this guy's going nuts. Now, I'm not saying go out and build a yacht in your backyard. But the point is that people were like, This guy is nuts. When you start talking about bad things happen. People don't like to think about bad things, right? And so they just want to go good. Don't talk to me about that. And God's gonna No, come on. He's preparing us as a people to be ready for many things. All right, I'm gonna find a closing spot here. But I want to, I want to I want to share the next time, I want to share more about this word that Andrew had sent out, and many of us had shared about the ark. And we don't have time tonight. But this is an urgent word, I believe. And I believe the urgency for us as much like it was for Noah in that, excuse me in that day, even before he started building or for Moses, not as saying, Okay, we're, we're preparing and we know what it is or whatever. But we're just saying, Hey, God, we recognize that you're calling us to be people who build an ark, spiritually speaking. And the first step we'll talk about this later, but the first step in getting in the ark is build the ark. And the first step to building the ark is to build an altar, because the Ark first is a spiritual Ark. Right? And who is that ark? His name is Jesus, ultimately, who was it that carried the children of Israel through the Red Sea? We know the scripture says it was Christ, who carried them through. It was it was Christ, they were baptized in him. And literally, we see that first. Any deliverance and any victory is first, not a physical act. Have deliverance, but a spiritual in Christ in Jesus. And so we seek that intimacy with Him. But now we see in 2023, God is calling us do the things that are worthy of preparation for victory and deliverance, and I feel that strong in my spirit. Now, this is probably a good spot to to stop. We will pick up the next time I share because I want to hear from others tonight. But I want to share tonight, what God has was saying as saying to us don't take a prophetic word, a divine promise or divine direction for granted. And going back to that scripture from Esther and Mordecai, number two, a shifting and a shaking, a shifting and a shaking. This is to prepare us does the shifting and shaking come in 2023 Probably some, probably some, but it's probably for later, too. And this as it was in the days of Noah, I believe we're going to start hearing this more and more as time goes on, as it was in the days of Noah. Now the next time we'll also get into that know a caress that Jennifer talked about. But there's a lot there that God's calling us to, to enter into that no way caressed as the spiritual family of God, so that we are in communion, as in the Passover, we are in communion as they were in the ark with him, amen. And then I want to tell you something else, I'm just gonna go spill the beans right now. So, you know kind of whet your appetite. But the Lord told me this year, he said, he said next year study the calling of Jeremiah, study the calling of Jeremiah. And I'll tell you part of the reason why God's telling us to study the calling of Jeremiah was because Jeremiah understood that the weapons of our warfare, warfare are not carnal. They're not carnal. They're not physical weapons, they're spiritual. And that's something that Jeremiah was given spiritual authority. And what he did, God is doing in his people today, God is imparting this divine authority to do the works of God. And there's much there, and I won't get into it now. But I'll just spill the beans now and say, study the call of Jeremiah. I also I believe God is bringing this next year, extraordinary opportunities for mercy. extraordinary opportunities for mercy. Now the part that that is harder to accept to, to swallow is that much of this he's going to do through the increase in exposure of sin. Now, listen, God, I'm not please don't hear the wrong thing. Some people hear this and they go what you know, you know, God is not interested in embarrassing you. You guys know that, right? If your kids do something wrong, you don't want to embarrass them, you just want to help them get it right. But whenever people go out, and they drag millions of people with them, many people, the Scripture calls with cords of iniquity, and they drag them in, they're doing us, there's a point where God goes, Okay, we're not this is not going to continue. And God is going to bring great opportunity for mercy. But much of it he will do through increased exposure. And I believe we're going to start seeing that in 2023. And then I sent a word out that God has really been impressing upon my heart. And I sent this word out last week, repentance as paradise. There is a deep place in God, a beautiful place in God for people who walk with repentant hearts and broken hearts. And I don't mean bad brokenness, I mean spiritual brokenness, the godly brokenness of heart. And so we'll share more on those things later on. So I want to pray right now. And that will enter our sharing time. And we'll start with the folks on the east coast because we know it's a lot later for them. Father, we thank you. There are many things you're saying through your people. And Lord, we want to hear many of those tonight, and in the coming weeks. And we pray in Jesus name, Lord, it tune our hearts, Lord, to the eminent words of God, the now words of God, the things that you're saying, in this hour to prepare us. And Lord, we thank you all of these things you do because you love us. Because you care. Because you care deeply for our families, you care for our children, you care for our offspring, you care for our spiritual family, you care for our destiny, you care for our wellness, Lord, and we thank you for that care. We thank you just for the depths of your love toward us. And so tonight we pray for a hearts that will hear the alarms of heaven and receive that we'll hear the encouragement from heaven and receive that we'll hear the warnings and the cautions that we'll hear the revelations and understanding and in the things that you're doing, we want our hearts to be receptive, even as we were saying earlier this week, we want to be like Habakkuk, who prayed, and he didn't only pray to see the vision, he also prayed, Lord, as to what he would do when you would correct him. And, Lord, we want our hearts to be open to correction open to calibration open to you in every way so that we can receive the vision. But we can also receive the calibration and walk in the fullness of the ways of God is Moses walked faithful in all of your house and Lord, that's our prayer tonight in Jesus name. Amen.