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The Lion Roars
I hear a lion roar — he’s declaring his presence and his territory.
There’s something comfortingly familiar in the sound, yet terrifying too. Some lions growl, roar and fuss, but you know it’s only a protest — your heart says, “Oh, its only you!!”, and Satan turns away again, disappointed.
Not so when The Lion of Judah roars — the whole of creation sits up to listen. We hear His voice, and we listen.
“Hear My roar”, says The Lion of Judah, “It is a battle cry — a Call to Arms — a Call to War.
Hoist up My Royal Standard! Raise it high, so that the world can see where you stand.
Raise My Royal Standard in the cities! Raise it in the mountains! Raise it on the high seas — in the desert, on the fertile plains.
The world is balanced on an edge, waiting for you to declare your allegiance to Me.
The world is waiting for your lead — waiting for your war cry! Waiting, wishing, wanting, yearning for someone — you — to declare war on sin.
The world is waiting for a return to moral decency. They hear Me roar too — oh yes, they hear Me even though they don’t know Me.
They tremble, assuming My roar to be the roar of terror stalking them, coming ever closer. But My sheep know My Voice and they hear My roar with joy.
United Kingdom — stay united in Me and I shall restore you.
America — gather together in My Name and see once again the power of My Spirit as He sweeps ALL before Him.
Europe, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand — hear the Lion of Judah roar His summons to you.
All of you, you hear My Roar, My Call to Arms, My battle cry!
Gather around Me! Come together in unity in My Name.
Listen to those sent to warn you, to guide you, to lead you, and together we will rebuild The Church, My beloved Bride ready for My return.”
The Lion of the Tribe of Judah strides impatiently back and forth, roaring His eagerness for His Bride.
Can you hear Him too?
Peter’s Vision — Clean & Unclean
The LORD just drew my attention to Peter’s vision in Acts 10:9-16.
It’s very interesting. He particularly drew my focus upon verse 12. It’s been with me for several days now, and I believe I’m supposed to share it.
“The next day, as they were traveling and nearing the city, Peter went up to pray on the housetop about noon. Then he became hungry and wanted to eat, but while they were preparing something, he went into a visionary state. He saw heaven opened and an object that resembled a large sheet coming down, being lowered by its four corners to the earth.
In it were all the four-footed animals and reptiles of the earth, and the birds of the sky.
Then a voice said to him, “Get up, Peter; kill and eat!” “No, Lord!” Peter said. “For I have never eaten anything common and ritually unclean!” Again, a second time, a voice said to him, “What God has made clean, you must not call common.” This happened three times, and then the object was taken up into heaven.” Acts 10:9-16
Verse 12 – ALL (emphasis mine) four footed animals, reptiles, and birds. ALL includes pigs, monkeys, and dogs. ALL reptiles? It doesn’t mention fish, crustaceans, whales, or porpoises — I wonder why?
I asked what was I looking at and why? I mean, the Jewish dietary laws are pretty straightforward and well understood, so what was God saying here?
Personally, I eat just about any meat sold in a butcher’s shop — just about any meat, you understand — not everything! This includes pork, which in Kosher terms is about as forbidden as it gets!
I’m sure, by now, I’ve stirred up all sorts of opinions, especially about eating pork, and snakes and other very undesirable types of meat.
But I’m a pragmatist and I see what is written and I take it fairly literally. I mean, the words, “What God has made clean, you must not call common.(unclean)” are fairly plainly spoken and written, although I’m sure many will find other hidden or unspoken alternative interpretations!
So, what’s my point, or more relevantly, what is God saying right now?
We are coming up to a very much prophesied period of uncertainty. A period, possibly, it is said of ‘ten days of darkness’, and I believe The LORD is saying to His People the same as He said to Peter, “What God has made clean, you must not call unclean!
During the coming times of strife and shortages — there will be shortages — provide for yourselves and those around you, as best you can, whatever you can out of all the provision I’ve made for you!”
In other words, all food is good food!
Indeed in Genesis 1:20-31 we see that God created ALL life and plants for food, “and it was very good!”
The LORD also reminded me of prophecies that spoke of the Christian community being the providers for many, if not all, in need during the ‘days of darkness’, when many things will be shut down.
It’s even been prophesied that it could be much longer than just ten days — up to three months even. I don’t hear anything other than ‘ten days’, but perhaps we need to be prepared for longer.
I believe The LORD is saying that, during that time, however long it may be, any food is good food, and some we don’t normally consider as food too! Excuse the bad pun, but it’s all food for thought.
I’m really not looking for arguments or even discussion, but when The LORD Himself shows me something like this, then I believe that I’m supposed to share it with everybody.
~ Chris G. Bennett
Chris Bennett came to salvation in 1962 but didn’t begin ministry until 2007 — a late-comer! Now mandated by The LORD to prophesy and open old wells of revival in the U.K., but especially in Wales. He has also operated Healing Rooms, and worked with deliverance teams, all with his wife, Linda. Happily now doing whatever The LORD asks of them! Founder, with wife Linda, of their ministry The Upper Room Encounter.