Suggested Reading: Revelation 12, Psalm 87:5, Romans 8:19-22, Hebrews 2:9, 1 Kings 8:11-13.
Yesterday, I had the Lord give me a sign through the clouds. I would have taken a picture, but I was driving on the highway over the Connecticut River in the left lane, over 65 mph, and it just didn't seem like wisdom to start fumbling with my cell phone. (The picture shown is not the cloud formation the Holy Spirit used to speak to me through, but rather just an interesting picture of clouds!)
And here is what I saw: I saw the man child in birthing position! Prophetically, what does this mean? It means a few things:
First of all, it means we need to beware of the wiles of the devil. He is an adversary out to destroy and devour the sons God is calling to manifest His glory. ( I will speak of our abode of safety, the secret of His tabernacle, His pavilion further down in this article.) He is entrenched in the heavenlies, waiting to devour this manchild as soon as it's born. The dragon of Revelation 12 is the adversary, accuser and deceiver of the brethren. The devil accusing the brethren in your mind, getting you so stirred up you could even give in to sowing some seeds of discord, the devil assailing you with doubts and fears against the Word and promises of God is this same scary and formidable creature entrenched in the heavenlies wanting to devour this NEW CREATION MAN God is bringing forth both corporately, and in our individual lives as we give Him throne rights in our hearts and lives!!!
Just like the devil was out to destroy Jesus, the very Son of God, born from above by the Holy Ghost, with a satanic plot through the evil Herod as soon as he was born even so the devil is out to destroy those who are born from above by the incorruptible seed of the Word of God, as soon as they are born again; but we are at the precipice of a prophetic juncture in history where God is going to manifest the corporate reality, and this is why the Church is being viciously and maliciously attacked around the world. The persecution of Christians is a horrid affair, but it will also be a unifying factor that will dissolve sectarianism, and cause God's people to emerge throughout the earth as ONE church, ONE Lord, ONE faith, and ONE baptism!
Saints, I saw in the clouds the manchild in the birthing position!!! Secondly, it means that the "birth pangs" we are experiencing in this earth are EXACTLY that. Are we not LIVING in Matthew 24?
Something is about to happen on planet earth such as we have never experienced before. The appearance of the man child is in clear juxtaposition with the groaning and travailing of the creation for the manifestation of the sons of God! Both creation as well as the systems of man are being contorted as by means of a woman ready to give birth to a child. Everything that can be shaken , everything that is shakeable, is reeling to and fro like a drunken man, but when travail gives way to deliverance, there is JOY and sighing and sorrow flees away! Why did Jesus say "All these are the beginning of sorrows" rather than "a testimony that we are living in the last days"?
Beloved, it's because the "sign of the latter days" is the preaching of the gospel of the kingdom through out all of the earth! It is gospel of power and authority that can only come through a body of believers (the Overcomers, Sons of God, Holy Remnant) who, like an unborn child that the womb can no longer hold, will be expelled from the womb of Mother Church (no...not the Roman Catholic Church), the glorious, blood-bought church of the Lord Jesus Christ, His "many-membered Body) .
Thirdly, it means we are going to be CAUGHT UP to the throne of God!!! (I am speaking spiritually and not rapture doctrine. )
AND what is the FIRST THING that happens after the man child of Revelation 12 is born? It is caught up to the throne of God to be nourished and prepared until it takes it's place "ruling all nations with a rod of iron". (A great Bible study is to go through the list of the nations the Israelites defeated in their wilderness wanderings, and see what each one means...God delivers His people from EVERY thing opposed and adversarial to the nature of Jesus Christ, the "Pattern Son". )
And now, here is where I speak of the "secret of His tabernacle, the pavilion in which He hides us!
First, let's consider the "Bible home" of that phrase:
What is the "secret place", the "secret of His tabernacle", the "pavilion" in which He hides us? The Bible tells us God hides in dark waters, thick clouds and darkness (See Psalm 18:11). This is not a place that sounds very inviting at all! Who wants to be in dark waters? Thick clouds? Darkness?
I know from PERSONAL experience the answer to this one: NOT ME. NOT ME, MYSELF, and I!!! That is my FLESH, my CARNAL NATURE does not want to experience any of those things! And for literally centuries, the church has been in "theatrical mode", where religion and showmanship have been happy bedfellows. Having "press", having a "following", having a "platform", having the limelight is what has "nourished" many of the people of God, and those with a 'bent' toward serving the Lord. And for those who have not yet experienced this, there is a striving toward these goals.
But, the Spirit is saying, GET AWAY TO THE SECRET PLACE!!! Get HIDDEN! You don't need to be nourished by the systems and accolades of man! That's not going to prepare you for what is coming! That is not what is going to give you the "rod of iron" whereby you'll rule all nations!!!
Instead, COME UP HIGHER! Be willing to tread the dark waters of your life! I am there! I'm in the dark waters! Don't bail out! Don't fear the thick clouds! You may feel like you cannot see your hand in front of your face, but I am there! Don't fear the hours and times of darkness...both literally, and figuratively. Darkness is the SECRET PLACE of your Heavenly Father! What repulses your flesh is nourishment to your spirit, and it's a time to be nourished for the battle ahead and for that dragon ready to devour the man child which is now in the birthing position!
The Spirit is speaking this word to His servants through many different venues and forms, and let he that hath an ear HEAR what the Spirit is saying to the Church! Before manifestation is hiddenness!
You feel like you've been hidden for so long, it's disappointing to even consider such a word as this!
Well....do you want to be part of the glorious company that will be used to route the enemy so that this gospel of the kingdom can be preached in all the world for a witness??? Then in Jesus Name, KNOW the times and seasons, and RECOGNIZE the "beginning of sorrows" the earth and all they that dwell therein is experiencing at this time, NOT as a sign of the last days, but as a sign that we still have a chance to get ourselves nourished and prepared in the secret place!
The man child is in the birthing position!!! And for those who understand His appearing, there is going to be such an exodus from the status quo of religious performance and salivating to be seen and affirmed of man INTO the glories of the true substance of the riches of the SECRET place!!! All that your spirit man, that hidden man of the heart created in the image of Christ Jesus has been striving for, is going to find sustenance and satisfaction in the very last place the devil would expect to find us, and the place he abhors....hidden in the selflessness of submitting ourselves to all the dealings of God in the
thick clouds, the dark waters, the secret of darkness! AND yet how GREAT is that LIGHT we find within these hidden places in Him!!!
The manchild is in the birthing position!!!
Dear Heavenly Father, we thank you that you have brought us unto such a time as this, that we indeed are a generation that will see a mighty intervention of God into the earth and into the affairs of men and nations through a people You have created and formed in the secret place; and we ask that you give us the humility and courage to be a hidden people until ALL is the manifestation of YOUR glory and YOUR might and YOUR power, and none of us! In the Holy Name of Jesus we ask, Amen and AMEN!
In His Great Name, and GLORIOUS Love,