The days since the Passover weekend have been challenging to say the least. But one thing has stuck with me — the image of the people of God arising and leaving Egypt, marshalled in their ranks. And, superimposed over that, the image of the remnant endtime army, marshalled and orderly in their ranks, exiting Babylon and the world system. While I pondered this scene, the Holy Spirit linked it with a verse in Joel 2:
Joe 2:11 And the Lord utters His voice before His army, for His host is very great, and [they are] strong and powerful who execute [God's] word. For the day of the Lord is great and very terrible, and who can endure it?
We know that sound waves have an impact on matter and so it is clear that the Lord uttering His voice before His army would profoundly impact these soldiers. One only has to read psalm 29 to discover the effect of the God of Glory's utterances. I have spoken before of the breath of God carrying the sound of His spoken words into our spirits (see the post called 'Personal Pollination' if you are new to this blog). Because this image stayed with me for many days, I asked the Holy Spirit to teach me more about this.
The first thing He directed me to was a video demonstrating the effect of sound waves on sand. You can watch it here:
For those who are unable to watch, the video demonstrates the scattered sand being moved into clear patterns and lines, depending upon the frequency used. What is significant is that neither the movement nor the patterns created are random, but rather, precise and clear-cut. Then the Holy Spirit reminded me that Abraham's descendants were described as being like the sands of the seashore.
Gen 22:17 In blessing I will bless you and in multiplying I will multiply your descendants like the stars of the heavens and like the sand on the seashore. And your Seed will possess the gate of His enemies...
Jer 33:22 As the host of [the stars of] the heavens cannot be numbered nor the sand of the sea be measured, so will I multiply the offspring of David My servant and the Levites who minister to Me.
So as we see those sand grains being moved into distinct patterns by the sound waves, we are seeing a demonstration of the marshalling of the army of God as He utters His voice before them. Marshalled troops are orderly, precisely positioned and in their appointed ranks and platoons — just as the tribes of Israel were marshalled into their tribes as they left Egypt. So, Beloved remnant, as you allow yourself to be exposed to the voice of your Commanding Officer; that great Marshall of the army of God on earth, you are being moved into position as part of His endtime army. You cannot choose to stand wherever you like and march along with those you consider your favourites. You are a surrendered grain of sand which responds immediately and obediently to the sound waves of the voice of God hitting your spirit. And when He changes the frequency of His voice, you move again.
So, these days we have been traversing are all about the sound we are experiencing. Not coincidentally, I have been fighting a very stubborn middle ear infection since the Passover Feast, and simultaneously a very strong resistance to any attempt I made to expose myself to any concentrated exposure to God's voice! Not only was my earthen vessel being assaulted by a bacterial attack which interfered with my hearing and caused considerable pain, but the enemy was determined to try and prevent me being marshalled into my appointed position in God's endtime ranks. This manifested itself as an extreme lethargy and heaviness, making it very difficult to get out of bed for my usual early morning appointment at the throne. For a few days, I thought that perhaps I needed a rest after the conference, but as time went by and the paralysis and continual interruption of any attempt to return to my normal pattern of spending time with the Lord continued unabated, I began to realise I was experiencing a two-pronged attack. And the enemy was absolutely terrified of me finding my appointed place in the ranks of the remnant army. If I can't hear God speaking, how can I relay His message to the remnant? I would not be surprised if there are many among my readers who have had a difficult time of it in these last weeks. The dark side is in a panic and the only way to delay the inevitable is to interrupt, distract you and muffle any communication lines with the throne. By doing this, he hopes you will not find your place in time.
The thing is this — God IS uttering His voice before His army at this time, but if you are not present and receiving those sound waves, it is not having the desired effect upon you. This means you don't get moved into position; you don't get marshalled!! Remember another meaning of the Hebrew word for 'marshalled' is 'harnessed'. In other words, strapped into position to move forward under the instruction of the One holding the reins. The harness exists AND is connected to another who is also being harnessed, but your absence is going to affect movement going forward. Any sensible carriage owner would only harness a horse which is trained and completely submitted to its owner.
Shortly after returning from Douglas, during this time of struggling with my spiritual and physical hearing, I had a dream where myself and another person whom I did not recognise, were being strapped into individual leather harnesses before flight. (They looked like those old-fashioned leather harnesses with reins which people used to put on their children to keep them close in public spaces). This was taking place in the midst of a fairground and there were lots of people milling about enjoying the entertainment provided and getting drunk. Yet I was required to focus on what I was doing. I knew I was going on a solo flight and the strange thing was that there was no flight mechanism involved. I was going to be moving through the air held up just by the harness and I would be waving a flag! I would also be wearing authentic WWII flying goggles to protect my eyes. Various seasoned flyers, who had seen me do this once before, came and went, offering advice.
The harness in this dream speaks of being marshalled; of being positioned firmly and fastened into an appointed functioning position. Now, as I write, I see the stitching on the leather straps of the harness are comprised of spoken words which have been sewn into a harness specific for the saint they are intended for. The power of these words will be what holds the solo flyer aloft. When I enquired about the flying goggles, the Holy Spirit indicated that I needed to see through the lenses of those who had done air warfare in the last world war, and that I needed to protect my spiritual sight because without it, I would end up crashing to the ground. My flag speaks of being in a continual attitude of worship and also of being a standard bearer during the flight. A standard bearer rode at the front of a tribe or army into battle and the flag which was held aloft bore the crest or banner under which the army marched. It was also an easily seen visual signpost indicating direction of movement for those soldiers positioned far back in the regiment. In the days ahead, our harnessed lives will be signposts for those observing our movements, helping them to know which way to go.
When the Israelites stood with their staffs in their hands eating their Passover lamb, they were already aware of their appointed positions in the marshalled ranks. It is not as if once the firstborn died, that the Israelites milled around trying to find their positions. They gathered the wealth from the Egyptians and immediately took up their marshalled positions before leaving. Knowing your appointed place beforehand is the only way to avoid utter chaos as so many people leave a system of slavery en-masse. This is why it is crucial to be exposed to the sound of God's voice being uttered before His army now, BEFORE the Destroyer passes over and it is time to leave the world system.
Exo 12:51 And it came to pass the selfsame day, that the LORD did bring the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt by their armies.
The word for 'armies' is tsaba, which means 'a mass of people regularly organised for war'. Beloved, the time is coming where we will march out en-masse and marshalled out of the world system and Babylon. We go to a place prepared in the wilderness where we will be fed and kept safe. And it will be a complete separation from Babylon and all that pertains to her. If we desire to remain set-apart unto the Lord and uncontaminated by the plagues appointed her, there is no other option than complete separation — and it will be both a physical and spiritual separation. Just today I read of un-va.csin8ted people being affected severely physically by close proximity to those who had subjected themselves to the jab on offer. God is drawing a distinct line of separation in these days and there is no straddling that boundary. One's health and safety both physically and spiritually will be profoundly affected by those you choose to associate with.
Sound waves not only affect you but move you and marshal you in a direction. What sound waves are you exposing yourself to? Which army are you being marshalled into? I cannot stress strongly enough how incredibly important it is to guard your eye and ear gates right now and to only expose them to Heaven's light and sound. The earthly atmosphere, the mass media and the social media channels are polluted with the sound of confusion and darkness. Even the elect are being deceived in these days. If you are not extremely vigilant, you will find your earthen vessel polluted and infiltrated. The enemy is employed in making a concerted effort to distract and derail you, to expose you to counterfeit light and cleverly disguised dark sound. Be on your guard day and night. Be a lover of the plumbline of Truth which doesn't change. Seek wisdom at His feet. Guard and keep that which has been entrusted to you. Do not let your guard down. We have so little time and night is coming when no man can work. The war between Russia and Ukraine will break out any day now and its repercussions will be felt worldwide. Babylon is appointed judgement and this will be witnessed on many levels. Keep your eyes and ear on your Commanding Officer.
Put on those WWII goggles and protect your spiritual sight for the journey ahead. Don't be casual about what you look at. Be intentional with your time and the exposure of your senses. They are gates to a holy vessel. Close your eyes to avoid looking on evil. Shut your ears to the hearing of bloodshed — that pretty much excludes most news media at present!!
Isa 33:14 The sinners in Zion are afraid; trembling seizes the godless ones. [They cry] Who among us can dwell with that devouring fire? Who among us can dwell with those everlasting burnings? Isa 33:15 He who walks righteously and speaks uprightly, who despises gain from fraud and from oppression, who shakes his hand free from the taking of bribes, who stops his ears from hearing of bloodshed and shuts his eyes to avoid looking upon evil. Isa 33:16 [Such a man] will dwell on the heights; his place of defence will be the fortresses of rocks; his bread will be given him; water for him will be sure. Isa 33:17 Your eyes will see the King in His beauty; [your eyes] will behold a land of wide distances that stretches afar.