DECLARATIONS & DECREES: THE DAY OF THE LORD IS APPROACHING – DRAW NEAR TO GOD IN REPENTANCE & CONSECRATION!
January 23, 2018 – Joel 2:1-27; Psalm 30:1-5 (NASB)
Joel 2:1-27: 1 Blow a trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm on My holy mountain! Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble, for the day of the Lord is coming; surely it is near, 2 A day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and thick darkness. As the dawn is spread over the mountains, so there is a great and mighty people; there has never been anything like it, nor will there be again after it to the years of many generations. 3 A fire consumes before them and behind them a flame burns. The land is like the garden of Eden before them but a desolate wilderness behind them, and nothing at all escapes them. 4 Their appearance is like the appearance of horses; and like war horses, so they run. 5 With a noise as of chariots they leap on the tops of the mountains, like the crackling of a flame of fire consuming the stubble, like a mighty people arranged for battle. 6 Before them the people are in anguish; all faces turn pale. 7 They run like mighty men, they climb the wall like soldiers; and they each march in line, nor do they deviate from their paths. 8 They do not crowd each other, they march everyone in his path; when they burst through the defenses, they do not break ranks. 9 They rush on the city, they run on the wall; they climb into the houses, they enter through the windows like a thief. 10 Before them the earth quakes, the heavens tremble, the sun and the moon grow dark and the stars lose their brightness. 11 The Lord utters His voice before His army; surely His camp is very great, for strong is he who carries out His word. The day of the Lord is indeed great and very awesome, and who can endure it? 12 “Yet even now,” declares the Lord, “Return to Me with all your heart, and with fasting, weeping and mourning; 13 And rend your heart and not your garments.” now return to the Lord your God, for He is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger, abounding in lovingkindness and relenting of evil. 14 Who knows whether He will not turn and relent and leave a blessing behind Him, even a grain offering and a drink offering for the Lord your God? 15 Blow a trumpet in Zion, consecrate a fast, proclaim a solemn assembly, 16 Gather the people, sanctify the congregation, assemble the elders, gather the children and the nursing infants. Let the bridegroom come out of his room and the bride out of her bridal chamber. 17 Let the priests, the Lord’s ministers, weep between the porch and the altar, and let them say, “Spare Your people, O Lord, and do not make Your inheritance a reproach, a byword among the nations. Why should they among the peoples say, ‘Where is their God?’” 18 Then the Lord will be zealous for His land and will have pity on His people. 19 The Lord will answer and say to His people, “Behold, I am going to send you grain, new wine and oil, and you will be satisfied in full with them; and I will never again make you a reproach among the nations. 20 “But I will remove the northern army far from you, and I will drive it into a parched and desolate land, and its vanguard into the eastern sea, and its rear guard into the western sea. And its stench will arise and its foul smell will come up, for it has done great things.” 21 Do not fear, O land, rejoice and be glad, for the Lord has done great things. 22 Do not fear, beasts of the field, for the pastures of the wilderness have turned green, for the tree has borne its fruit, the fig tree and the vine have yielded in full. 23 So rejoice, O sons of Zion, and be glad in the Lord your God; for He has given you the early rain for your vindication. And He has poured down for you the rain, the early and latter rain as before. 24 The threshing floors will be full of grain, and the vats will overflow with the new wine and oil. 25 “Then I will make up to you for the years that the swarming locust has eaten, the creeping locust, the stripping locust and the gnawing locust, My great army which I sent among you. 26 “You will have plenty to eat and be satisfied and praise the name of the Lord your God, Who has dealt wondrously with you; then My people will never be put to shame. 27 “Thus you will know that I am in the midst of Israel, and that I am the Lord your God, and there is no other; and My people will never be put to shame.
Psalm 30:1-5: 1 I will extol You, O Lord, for You have lifted me up, and have not let my enemies rejoice over me. 2 O Lord my God, I cried to You for help, and You healed me. 3 O Lord, You have brought up my soul from Sheol; You have kept me alive, that I would not go down to the pit. 4 Sing praise to the Lord, you His godly ones, and give thanks to His holy name. 5 For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for a lifetime; weeping may last for the night, but a shout of joy comes in the morning.
I write these decrees in the Name of Jesus Christ and in His authority and through His power. The Angelic troops stand ready to dispatch these decrees to the heavenly realms to the rulers, and authorities, and to post in the King’s Palace (Revelations 2 and 3, Ephesians 3:10, Esther 8:10, 13).
» We declare the DAY of the LORD is approaching; the ALARM is sounding on His Holy Mountain! We decree multitudes will HEAR and COME to Christ Jesus/Messiah Yeshua for Salvation before that day. It will be a day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and thick fog; a great and mighty horde: the GREAT ARMY of the Lord will cover the Land.
» We declare the Day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night. When the Father determines that the HARVEST is completed. Then those who have chosen to defy the Lord, Creator of the Universe, will suffer His wrath. Those who made a joke out of God’s Sovereignty, those who thought they knew better than God, these will have no excuse when they are called before the Throne of the Lord God Almighty.
» We decree and declare the Army of the Lord is being prepared NOW. Only the Lord knows the scope and the number, only He, the Commander of the Army, knows the logistics. Many are the PRAYER WARRIORS, the WATCHMEN on the walls, the INTERCESSORS in their closets late at night and early in the morning. The Father knows each one by name, He has been preparing them, knowing their hearts and meekness.
» We decree and declare the FIRE that consumes and devours is the GLORY of the Most High God. Nothing UNCLEAN can stand in the Presence of the One True and HOLY God. It is a FIRE of PURiFICATION that is devouring the dross.
» We decree and declare the Warriors of the Most High God are being equipped with SUPERNATURAL insight, wisdom and strength. They are being prepared, even now, for the days ahead.
» We decree and declare the Servants of God OBEY His Voice. They are immersed in His Word and KNOW when He CALLS. This is the PREPARATION that is necessary to be INSTANT IN SEASON and out. At a moment’s notice THEY ARE READY. Their LAMPS are full of oil.
» We declare the Lord says, “Yet even NOW turn to ME with ALL YOUR HEART, with fasting, weeping and lamenting.” The Lord is MERCIFUL and COMPASSIONATE, slow to anger, RICH in GRACE, and willing to change His mind about disaster.
» We decree and declare that the lost will RUN to the Lord, while there is TIME! The SHOFAR/TRUMPET is blowing in Zion; the HOLY FAST is being PROCLAIMED, the call is going out for a solemn assembly.
» We decree and declare multitudes will be moved to REPENTANCE and CONSECRATE theirs heart! The PRIESTS, who serve the Lord, will stand WEEPING between the vestibule and the altar – to stand in the gap that the People may be spared.
» We declare the Lord is JEALOUS for His Land and He will have pity on His People who HUMBLE themselves and SEEK His Face. Those who are filled with sorrow for the sins of the Land and their People.
» We declare the People of Zion, the People of God, SANCTIFIED through Christ Jesus/Messiah Yeshua, REJOICE because the Lord gives them the right amount of rain in the Fall, He makes the rain come down for them, the Fall and the Spring rains – this is what He does first.
» We decree and declare the floors will be FULL of GRAIN and the vats OVERFLOW with wine and olive oil. God Almighty will RESTORE to you the years that the plagues, and the armies have destroyed. You will eat until you are SATISFIED and will PRAISE the Name of the Lord your God, who had done with you such WONDERS.
» We declare and we EXALT you, Lord, because you RAISED US UP and did not let our enemies rejoice over us. You, O Lord, my God, PROVIDE HEALING for us; YOU LIFT US UP from Sheol, YOU keep us alive when we are sinking into a pit. All the FAITHFUL of the Lord, SING PRAISE to Him; and give THANKS and RECALL His HOLINESS!
» We declare a CLEANSING and UNIFYING of the people of this land as these decrees go forth.
In the name of King Jesus Christ, empowered and led of the Holy Spirit of God, we dispatch the Angelic troops, throughout this land and in the spirit realm, to deliver these decrees to all, both flesh and spirit. The enemy, the principalities and powers, have no authority to act against these decrees of our King, the Lord God Almighty; their actions will be of no effect to God’s chosen ones, but will be turned back on themselves for destruction.
The Lord God Almighty, Maker of Heaven and Earth, we praise Your Name for You are True and Faithful and Just to perform it. Amen!
Prayerfully submitted by Dawn Flores