I prophesy, this is the hour for the mighty warriors of God to return, to be rearmed, and to rise up!
In my time with Abba today, He spoke these Words to me, “Daughter now watch for My ‘blacksmiths’ are coming back, and my armour bearers are rising up. Even now I AM forging, fashioning and shaping a people of prayer, power, passion and compassion in the fires of My glory, I have placed on their shoulders the key of the house of David, and I have written My name upon their foreheads.”
As soon as I heard these words, the Holy Spirit quickened these scriptures to me, 1 Samuel 13:19-22; “Now there was no blacksmith found throughout all the land of Israel: for the philistines said, lest the Hebrews make for themselves swords or spears: but all the Israelites went down to the Philistines, to sharpen every man his share, and his coulter, and his axe, and his mattock. Yet they had a file for the mattocks, and for the coulters, and for the forks, and for the axes, and to sharpen the goads. So it came to pass in the day of battle, that there was neither sword nor spear found in the hand of any of the people that were with Saul and Jonathan.”
Here we see that there were no blacksmiths to be found in Israel to make the needed weapons to defend and protect themselves. The blacksmiths had been driven out of Israel by the Philistine army, many had been killed or imprisoned, the enemies plan was to disarm Israel leaving them empty handed, weak, vulnerable and exposed. The Philistines knew that by removing the blacksmiths, Israel would be unable to stand strong to fight and win in battle.
Now a blacksmith was an individual who would create metal objects from wrought iron or steel by forging the metal in fire. The blacksmiths knew how to fashion and shape the liquid metals into mighty weapons of war. The blacksmiths played a vital role in the culture of that day, and the work they did served to protect and preserve the land of Israel.
Furthermore the blacksmiths were needed to sharpen the swords, spears or tools of the soldiers and farmers. The blacksmiths would also repair and sharpen all the metal instruments which were used to carry out work on the farms and work in the fields, this made the blacksmiths role vitally important in the preparation for the harvest seasons.
Now Father showed me this morning as I prayed, that satan’s primary agenda against the body of Christ has been to cripple and paralyze the heart of the Bride.
Satan’s goal has been to drive out the ‘mighty warriors/ blacksmiths,’ making the body ineffective, unproductive, weak, vulnerable and exposed to the wiles and weapons of the enemy.
But, I prophesy, in this season the spirit of might and power is arousing and mobilizing the body of Christ. I prophesy the sleeping giant is awakening to her true purpose and Kingdom destiny, the Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation is giving her divine strategy and a new battle plan that will dismantle and destroy the works of wickedness and idol worship.
I see the “Violent ones, the mighty spoilers” of God rising up to defend and protect in this hour and season, they are being rearmed in greater power and greater authority.
I see the ‘blacksmiths’ are coming back to sharpen, shape and mold the hearts of God’s people in the fires of his glory, and I see the ‘armour bearers’ of God rising up to inflict a final death to the heart of the enemy. These mighty ones are now coming forth to demolish, disarm and render impotent the armies of death and destruction that has come against the plans and purposes of God.
“Behold I have created the blacksmith who blows the coals in the fire who brings forth an instrument for his work; and I have created the spoiler to destroy. No weapon formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue which rises against you in judgment you shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is from Me….!”
I hear the Spirit say, “Fear not, for I AM on the move, and I have gone ahead of you to strike down the armies of darkness that have come against you. I have poured out upon you the oil of the breakers anointing and I have given you a fearless heart and a contending spirit, you shall now arise in greater power and you shall overcome in great victory,”… Says God.
~ by Veronika West