This child that is almost here, is so special, that everything under the sun will attack it! It is time for those who will lead the Amasai(s) to stand in YOUR position! Because, when you allow more captains on one ship, the outcome will be a shipwreck. Yes the ship will sink!
It is time for truth! The groups which the LORD forms need to be honest with each other and need to speak when the LORD reveals something.
Remember the line of soldiers I mentioned in a previous word? (A Line of Soldiers). Their shields touched each other so NOTHING could stand between them.
Each of us must take care that phones and email addresses, Watsapp and so on, work properly, so your group can reach each other. These groups the LORD is forming, will have circles also!
The INNER circle is formed by people who are mature in the spirit and who are called and appointed by the LORD.
TRUST, RESPONSIBILITY, INTEGRITY, are keywords in this time!
One major point is this: I hear the words : CAUTION LOYALTY and SERVANT HEARTS!
Those who need to lead ministries and their, Amasai(s) need to be careful, as you are responsible for the entire group. If people are not assigned by the LORD to take place in your part of His army, power struggles will come!
It is also a time of testing! Where the LORD wants people to join He will also give the complete shalom! They know each other and have a feeling of deep understanding. Most of the time they carry the same words in their hearts and they talk without using words. Each pawn of this chess game is in the hands of the LORD.
If you feel lack of shalom, you better warn the steward of the division which you are part of!
Honesty is crucial at this moment.
When we allow the Holy Spirit to speak, we will notice that shalom will come back as soon as everyone shares what he/she received in prayer!
This is not a time to speak about emotions, friendships, quilt, or even loyalty in a fleshy way. The LORD is positioning us and we simply need to obey!
When He surrounds you with good and trusty warriors you can allow them to speak in truth.
David had his advisers and we must have one thing before our eyes: The name of the LORD and His glory and honor!
This is a time of great preparation and the inner circles (strong warriors around ministries and store and fire houses) will be knitted together deeply through trials and testing! Not everyone is an enemy! It is possible some are just in the wrong places. But please understand this not everyone is at the end of self yet. So although positioned for a warriors task, not yet ready to stand.
On the other hand, wolves are among us and the LORD warned me more than once for the vultures! Those who come to eat and steal and rob!
When the heart is not ready to serve, be honest to yourself. And those who feel/ sense something in their group must be honest about it and share it with the leader! Not to gossip, not to destroy. Just speak in love but keep your eyes on the goal: to get a healthy army!
Warriors must stand around the ministry and the leader of that ministry. (Store and Fire Houses).
Some warriors will be called at HIS appointed time to be in command of a group within the division. Others will stay prayer warriors.
Each person must know his or her call. So the Holy Spirit can be in charge.
Tests will come and it is a time of learning. But it will go fast! It is not a training time as we have experienced for the past years. This is as the whirling wheels in Ezekiel. Once moving there is no turn around possible or a pause.
Warriors can have different assignments also! Some are real prophetic and can warn in advance.
While others are at their best when the battle is at its hottest point!
Let everyone in the place the LORD called them to be, respect each other and each other’s call!
The more we give each other space to allow the Holy Spirit to work through a certain vessel the better the result and the fruit will be!
For those who are leaders of a ministry of a division in the army, pride will never ever work.
If you feel that the LORD leads you to someone who is allowed by the LORD to speak to you (I call them the ‘Jethros’) be thankful and receive the advice given by the LORD! (This can be a person outside of your camp).
There are those among us who do not believe in leadership! They say that the time is now, that no one is needs to learn the other person!
It is NOT true! It is not even about learning from each other, it is about standing in the right positions, for the end-time battle is upon us!
When every vessel of the LORD is listening to the LORD each in own position and anointing we will see awesome things happen!
The more we all obey the greater we show HIM our LORD and Savior to the world! We are the pawns and the LORD will lead us all! DO what you are called to do!
The LORD showed me who will come to stand with me. I am sure others know also, who will join them!
Leaders must be willing to lead and people need to be willing to follow so we have reason to have great joy!
An army is born and an army is on the move. It is the army of the Holy One of Israel.
The Song of Deborah and Barak
“Then Deborah and Barak the son of Abinoam sang on that day, saying, “That the leaders led in Israel, That the people volunteered, Bless the LORD! “Hear, O kings; give ear, O rulers! I, to the LORD, I will sing, I will sing praise to the LORD, the God of Israel,” Judges 5:1-3.
“Then the Spirit came upon Amasai, the leader of the Thirty, and he said,
“We are yours, David!
We are on your side, son of Jesse.
Peace and prosperity be with you,
and success to all who help you,
for your God is the one who helps you.” 1 Chronicles 12:18.
“Moses answered him, “Because the people come to me to seek God’s will. Whenever they have a dispute, it is brought to me, and I decide between the parties and inform them of God’s decrees and instructions.”
Moses’ father-in-law replied, “What you are doing is not good. You and these people who come to you will only wear yourselves out. The work is too heavy for you; you cannot handle it alone. Listen now to me and I will give you some advice, and may God be with you. You must be the people’s representative before God and bring their disputes to him. Teach them his decrees and instructions, and show them the way they are to live and how they are to behave. But select capable men from all the people — men who fear God, trustworthy men who hate dishonest gain — and appoint them as officials over thousands, hundreds, fifties and tens. Have them serve as judges for the people at all times, but have them bring every difficult case to you; the simple cases they can decide themselves. That will make your load lighter, because they will share it with you. If you do this and God so commands, you will be able to stand the strain, and all these people will go home satisfied.”
Moses listened to his father-in-law and did everything he said,” Exodus 18:15-24.
David’s Personal Advisors
“David’s uncle Jonathan was a wise and intelligent advisor. He and Jehiel the son of Hachmoni taught David’s sons. Ahithophel and Hushai the Archite were two of David’s advisors. Jehoiada the son of Benaiah was the king’s advisor after Ahithophel, and later, Abiathar was his advisor.
Joab was commander of Israel’s army,” 1 Chronicles 27:32-34.
Warriors Join David’s Army
The following men joined David at Ziklag while he was hiding from Saul son of Kish. They were among the warriors who fought beside David in battle. All of them were expert archers, and they could shoot arrows or sling stones with their left hand as well as their right. They were all relatives of Saul from the tribe of Benjamin. Their leader was Ahiezer son of Shemaah from Gibeah; his brother Joash was second-in-command. These were the other warriors: Jeziel and Pelet, sons of Azmaveth; Beracah; Jehu from Anathoth; Ishmaiah from Gibeon, a famous warrior and leader among the Thirty; Jeremiah, Jahaziel, Johanan, and Jozabad from Gederah; Eluzai, Jerimoth, Bealiah, Shemariah, and Shephatiah from Haruph; Elkanah, Isshiah, Azarel, Joezer, and Jashobeam, who were Korahites; Joelah and Zebadiah, sons of Jeroham from Gedor.
Some brave and experienced warriors from the tribe of Gad also defected to David while he was at the stronghold in the wilderness. They were expert with both shield and spear, as fierce as lions and as swift as deer on the mountains.
Ezer was their leader.
Obadiah was second.
Eliab was third.
Mishmannah was fourth.
Jeremiah was fifth.
Attai was sixth.
Eliel was seventh.
Johanan was eighth.
Elzabad was ninth.
Jeremiah was tenth.
Macbannai was eleventh.
These warriors from Gad were army commanders. The weakest among them could take on a hundred regular troops, and the strongest could take on a thousand! These were the men who crossed the Jordan River during its seasonal flooding at the beginning of the year and drove out all the people living in the lowlands on both the east and west banks.
Others from Benjamin and Judah came to David at the stronghold. David went out to meet them and said, “If you have come in peace to help me, we are friends. But if you have come to betray me to my enemies when I am innocent, then may the God of our ancestors see it and punish you.”
Then the Spirit came upon Amasai, the leader of the Thirty, and he said,
“We are yours, David! We are on your side, son of Jesse. Peace and prosperity be with you, and success to all who help you, for your God is the one who helps you.”
So David let them join him, and he made them officers over his troops.
Some men from Manasseh defected from the Israelite army and joined David when he set out with the Philistines to fight against Saul. But as it turned out, the Philistine rulers refused to let David and his men go with them. After much discussion, they sent them back, for they said, “It will cost us our heads if David switches loyalties to Saul and turns against us.”
Here is a list of the men from Manasseh who defected to David as he was returning to Ziklag: Adnah, Jozabad, Jediael, Michael, Jozabad, Elihu, and Zillethai. Each commanded 1,000 troops from the tribe of Manasseh. They helped David chase down bands of raiders, for they were all brave and able warriors who became commanders in his army. Day after day more men joined David until he had a great army, like the army of God.
These are the numbers of armed warriors who joined David at Hebron. They were all eager to see David become king instead of Saul, just as the LORD had promised.
From the tribe of Judah, there were 6,800 warriors armed with shields and spears.
From the tribe of Simeon, there were 7,100 brave warriors.
From the tribe of Levi, there were 4,600 warriors. This included Jehoiada, leader of the family of Aaron, who had 3,700 under his command. This also included Zadok, a brave young warrior, with 22 members of his family who were all officers.
From the tribe of Benjamin, Saul’s relatives, there were 3,000 warriors. Most of the men from Benjamin had remained loyal to Saul until this time.
From the tribe of Ephraim, there were 20,800 brave warriors, each highly respected in his own clan.
From the half-tribe of Manasseh west of the Jordan, 18,000 men were designated by name to help David become king.
From the tribe of Issachar, there were 200 leaders of the tribe with their relatives. All these men understood the signs of the times and knew the best course for Israel to take.
From the tribe of Zebulun, there were 50,000 skilled warriors. They were fully armed and prepared for battle and completely loyal to David.
From the tribe of Naphtali, there were 1,000 officers and 37,000 warriors armed with shields and spears.
From the tribe of Dan, there were 28,600 warriors, all prepared for battle.
From the tribe of Asher, there were 40,000 trained warriors, all prepared for battle.
From the east side of the Jordan River — where the tribes of Reuben and Gad and the half-tribe of Manasseh lived — there were 120,000 troops armed with every kind of weapon.
All these men came in battle array to Hebron with the single purpose of making David the king over all Israel. In fact, everyone in Israel agreed that David should be their king. They feasted and drank with David for three days, for preparations had been made by their relatives for their arrival. And people from as far away as Issachar, Zebulun, and Naphtali brought food on donkeys, camels, mules, and oxen. Vast supplies of flour, fig cakes, clusters of raisins, wine, olive oil, cattle, sheep, and goats were brought to the celebration. There was great joy throughout the land of Israel,” 1 Chronicles 12:1-40.
Blessings and Shalom over you!
~ Mamme Devorah
Apostle of Yeshua by the will of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
“Adversity is the spark that lights the matches, to glow the fire of self-confidence,” Apostle Catharina Schouten.
|Apostle Catharina Schouten–Meijer is the founder of Dezerto Floro Foundation – Desert Flower. Blossoming despite hardship! She encourages, inspires, teaches, and is training and equipping people. She goes wherever the Father is sending her! She is sent in the Biblical way. In 1995 the Holy Spirit set her apart, for the work to which He has called her. Pastor Hendrik – Jan van Mourik – Restoration Church – in the Netherlands, sent her in the apostolic and prophetic ministry in 2006. Rev. Paul van Beek God’s Outreach Ministry Int. sent her in the Deborah call in 2011. Ministry mandate: Isaiah 45 Deliverance, Rebuilding, Restoration.|