Time to Look Up, Lift Up Your Head, and Speak Up!
And the King of Glory Shall Come in!!
“The earth is The LORD’s, and the fullness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein. For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods. “Who shall ascend into the hill of The LORD or who shall stand in his holy place? He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully. He shall receive the blessing from The LORD, and righteousness from the God of his salvation. This is the generation of them that seek him, that seek thy face, O Jacob. Selah. Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, The LORD mighty in battle. Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, he is the King of glory. Selah.” Psalms 24:1-8
The LORD is Looking for Those Who Seek His Face in This Season
“The earth is The LORD’s!”
In case we haven’t noticed lately, we are now in the battle for not only our families, friends, and all that we have learned to battle for in these days, but God is looking for those who will contend for the Glory to enter into The Nations in our lifetime.
No matter what we have been going through, He wants us to know that it is not a time to give up, or give in, but a time to press in.
In this chapter in Psalms, God is telling us that, “The Earth is His.”
One day as I was praying this verse over the nation, The LORD said, “Whoa — wait a minute! Back up, read that again — and very sweetly and softly.”
I said, “The earth is The LORD’s.”
He then said ,“No, no, I did not say it like that, I said” — and very commanding and loudly He said — “The earth IS THE LORD’S!” and put an emphasis on the words: “is The LORD’s!”
He said to me, ”I want you to ball up your fist and demand that word! “THE EARTH IS THE LORD’S!”
He said, “I AM looking for people right now who will agree with that!”
Then He said, “Who will be promoted in these days ahead, to have Authority to Rule and Reign on the earth with Me?
He who has clean hands and a pure heart…”
In this passage, The LORD is asking, who will ascend to the “hill”, and that word “hill” is in the Strong’s Concordance the word for “promotion”.
Strong’s H2022 : הַר, har, har, A shortened form of H2042; a mountain or range of hills (sometimes used figuratively): – hill (country), mount (-ain), X promotion.
God wants to promote some people right now. He took me to a place where, when they speak and align their words with His, not doing it their way but His way — that those will be the people he will use to usher in His Glory!
The Hill of The LORD is that place where we are seated with Him and are at rest in His Word, knowing that “what we believe and decree that we will have and we have clean hands and a pure heart.”
This is very important when we are facing great warfare in the earth, because we must be walking in the Spirit in order to possess the earth!
“Clean hands” indicates doing God’s Will — and a “pure heart” means a mind that is full of The Word.
In fact the word for ”Heart “ here in Hebrew, is “Mind, will, and emotions”.
Strong’s H3824 : בָב, lêbâb, lay-bawb’, From H3823; the heart (as the most interior organ); used also like H3820: – + bethink themselves, breast, comfortably, courage, ([faint], [tender-] heart([-ed]), midst, mind, X unawares, understanding.
The LORD has shown me over and over the last few years that if we do not replace our thoughts with His, that we will not be fit to be used in the days that we are living in now.
God is looking for those who will align their thoughts and actions with what heaven is declaring, so that those whom He has left in authority, can usher in the King Of Glory!
The Lamb Wherever He Goes
Who are these who will usher in The Glory? “They that seek” thy face O’ Jacob.
These are the people who are hanging onto God’s word for dear life.
They have come up out of the wilderness, and are leaning on their beloved, because they have been through the fire and the flood, and they have learned that His ways are higher than the ways of the world (abortion, sex trade, etc.)
These are those who follow The Lamb wherever He goes.
These are the people who have their heads lifted up above to hear His Words!
These are who God is looking for right now. They are lifting up their heads to Heaven and they now will become the Gates and Doors that this Word is speaking of.
It declares, “Lift up your heads o’ ye Gates. And be ye lift up you everlasting Doors”
We are those that have been given Authority on the earth, and God is seeking for those who seek Him so that He may pour His Plans and Purposes into them.
“The secret things belong unto The LORD our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law.” Deuteronomy 20:29.
He wants to pour out His Secret Plans to us, so that we will begin to Decree a thing, and see it established.
But the thing is — up until now — we have been speaking the things that the world (news media), the flesh (our bodies) and the devil speaks by listening to them more than we have listened to God.
“A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.” Luke 6:45
As we have done this, the overflow of it has come out of our mouths, and has been producing as Jesus said it would.
But God is looking for people who speak differently as they gaze upon the things above, and not on things of the earth! Those who have trained their senses to discern both good and evil.
We are those who know The Truth in these days and have proven that it is the only way through our believing and actions.
I Saw a People in a Dream Awakening and the Glory Was Coming Out of Them
I saw in a Dream, a graveyard in a dark wilderness. Suddenly, out of the graveyard, people began to awake and arise, and as they did, The Glory bean to spring up and began to arise like light, and as this happened, the darkness began to become light and the atmosphere was so electric, that you knew that God was about to do something amazing out of those who had died to the things of the earth, and those who had been in the dark wilderness!
God is saying, “Lift up your heads Oh ye gates and be ye lifted up you everlasting doors and the King Of Glory shall come in!
I AM looking for a people with clean hands and a pure thought life who will seek My Face and for My Thoughts and My Words, and who will begin to Decree that the earth is The LORD’s and will agree with My Ways and call them forth.
I AM looking for a people who will take their Authority, and call those things that be not, as though it already is!
Then I, The King of Glory, shall come in and appear in My People and in the earth and the Hosts of heaven, shall begin to war for them, for they hearken unto The Voice of My Word (Psalm 103:20) and then The Glory shall cover the earth, as the waters cover the sea!
And it shall be seen upon you, and shall penetrate the darkness, for when The Glory comes, it shall penetrate all darkness, and men will have to make a decision to follow Me.
Then there will not be the lukewarm, for they will have to make a choice when they see Me, in My People!
All things are beginning to shift on the earth toward Kingdom Living — but this is a Warfare that My People must do.
Rest in Me and My Word, and begin to Decree it — even in song — and you will see the Victory soon, and very soon!
Justice is coming, as My People realize that The Authority is in their mouths, and that I have already won the battle!”
“But unto you who revere and worshipfully fear My name shall the Sun of Righteousness arise with healing in His wings and His beams, and you shall go forth and gambol like calves [released] from the stall and leap for joy. And you shall tread down the lawless and wicked, for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet on the day that I shall do this, says The LORD of hosts.” Malachi 4:2-3
~ 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.