I am not normally a typical Old Testament kind of prophet but the other night in worship I saw a vision. I saw a long dining table with no one sitting at it. In the vision I looked and in the corner behind the table was a statue that looked like a bronzed idol of Pharaoh. I did not have the understanding for this at the beginning but I was praying as to what this could mean.
I also was sitting in church during worship a week later and began to see a vision of the ark of the covenant and the priests carrying it. I then saw David dancing before it and I saw Michael his wife rise up in disgust. The Lord spoke to me just then and said “This spirit never rises up until my presence begins to become tangible in the house!”
Then a few nights later I had to get to bed early because I had to get up in the morning and I could not get to sleep but when I finally dozed off a bit the Lord said to get up as He brought this whole vision back to me and told me to read Ezekiel 8, 9, 10 and 11. In the beginning this scripture stood out to me as a key to the vision.
“He stretched out the form of a hand, and took me by a lock of my hair; and the Spirit lifted me up between earth and heaven, and brought me in visions of God to Jerusalem, to the door of the north gate of the inner court, where the seat of the image of jealousy was, which provokes to jealousy. And behold, the glory of the God of Israel was there, like the vision that I saw in the plain” Ezekiel 8:3-6.
Then He said to me, “Son of man, lift your eyes now toward the north.” So I lifted my eyes toward the north, and there, north of the altar gate, was this image of jealousy in the entrance.
Furthermore He said to me, “Son of man, do you see what they are doing, the great abominations that the house of Israel commits here, to make Me go far away from My sanctuary?”
The Lord then said to me, “The vision was a table that I am trying to set for my people in the presence of their enemies but the idol that is in the corner is jealousy in the middle of my house. The people of God are about to have a feast as they worship me in the midst of the darkness like the children of Israel did when they came out of Egypt. Every time that this breakthrough comes there is a Pharaoh that raises up with the spirit of jealousy to stop my people from going into the land so that they can worship me.”
God told Moses to say to Pharaoh,
“And you shall say to him, ‘The Lord God of the Hebrews has sent me to you, saying, “Let My people go, that they may serve Me in the wilderness”; but indeed, until now you would not hear! The word for serve here is worship” Exodus 7:16 (AMP).
What the Lord was saying to me is that there have been breakthroughs as you have been worshiping me, but the idol of jealousy must come down in the house of the Lord before you will be able to truly dine at that table of signs, wonders and miracles that I have set before you. These will be a sign to your enemies that I am truly among you. The Lord said to me, “I am going to deal with the idol of jealousy for there can be no place for it as I invite my people to dine with me! I am going to cleanse my house from the spirit of jealousy!
This spirit tried to keep David from His inheritance and Joseph from saving Israel alive during the famine. This spirit came through those that David and Joseph trusted. This spirit came because of the anointing on their life. It came and opposed Moses and the children of Israel because it did not want them to worship God! It did not want them to enter into their full destiny! It did not want them to ascend in their worship and in their freedom because they took His place before the throne! It does not want them to rise up because they will learn to rule and reign in this time when they begin to arise!”
As God is raising up the tabernacle of David in this last day (24/7 worship). This will be done through us (His temple made without hands). This spirit of jealousy will try and keep us from entering into the Holy of Holy’s so that we will not be able to minister from the mercy seat and decree what we see and hear into the earth!!
“This is always what this spirit of jealousy comes for, to stop you from coming into your full potential and to stop you from taking possession of the land but I am raising up Moses-es and Davids, Josephs, Esthers, and Deborahs and I am raising them up for such a time as this to save a people alive that they may come to worship me in spirit and in truth!
Their brothers that are among them have tried to stop what I have called them to be because of the spirit of jealousy that stands before the altar but I will cause my people to be brought forth in this hour out of obscurity and seclusion and yes, out of the prisons that they have been in for the sake of being a worshiper of the most High God!
It is a set appointment with destiny as it was with the children of Israel coming out of bondage. It is a set time, so I will bring my true worshipers out of bondage from the bondage of their taskmasters into the presence of my Spirit that they might know me and do great exploits in the earth! Then shall it be said that the manifest sons of God have arisen in the earth and my glory will be the mark of this move that will bring in the harvest of harvests!!
This will happen because My true worshipers continued to serve and to worship me in the midst of their persecutors! So begin to shout out to me now because the worship of my people will cause this spirit to fall in the house of the Lord for you are that house!”
“And I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within you; and I will take the stony heart out of their flesh, and will give them an heart of flesh” Ezekiel 11:19.
– by Jo Ellen Stevens
Jo Ellen Stevens of TCIC Ministries is a Prophetic speaker, author, worshiper and intercessor. She has ministered with her husband for 23 years and was a worship leader at the Assembly of God for many years. She is an ordained minister (Restoration Ministries) and works with Restoration Ministries in their Ministry Rooms doing prophetic worship with her husband. She has taught many bible studies and have led many intercessory prayer groups.