The last several weeks have been like the scent of approaching destruction. Unaccompanied children crossing the border. ISIS crossing the border. Ebola within the border. ISIS and ebola making agreements against our people. Homosexual extremists legally persecuting the Body of Christ. And all of this within our state. And then the last few days, nothing. It’s as if the angry tide water rushed back out to sea and left the stinking, rotting seaweed all over the beach.
I’ve never been in a tsunami. But from what I understand from first-hand accounts, when the water recedes, that is not the time to go chasing after it, mesmerized by what it left behind. That is the time to run. Run for high ground. Because certain destruction awaits for those who linger.
The last few weeks, I have pondered in my heart, “Father, why Texas? Why here? Why here?”
Apparently, I’m not the only one asking. Lots of people are asking. People who don’t even live here are asking.
There is a Bible teacher by the name of Lance Wallnau who is a highly respected hearer and doer of the Word of The Lord. His website is linked here: http://lancewallnau.com/. Lance is the architect of the ‘Seven Mountains’ initiative, YouTube video linked here: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qQbGnJd9poc. Since I am no longer on Facebook, a dear friend emailed Dr. Wallnau’s FB post from Monday. His words rang loud and clear. I’ve copied and pasted them here, for you to read. And, if you want to read all the additional comments to his post, link here: https://www.facebook.com/LanceWallnau?ref=br_tf#. Scroll down to his October 20 post. I also like what he says in agreement with Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the president of Liberia. Scroll down to his Oct 17th post for that.
From Lance Wallnau’s Facebook page:
“The Enemy Hates The United States…we’ve been a global thorn in his side. Now he thinks to sink his jaws into us. His target is not America…it is Christians. Newspapers missed the specific language…ISIS declared war on the American “people… of the cross.”
WHY DOES THE DEVIL HATE TEXAS?
Consider the odd convergence of national issues…
1. HOUSTON PASTORS are summoned to turn their sermons and personal communication over to a Mayor fighting to advance LGBT rights. If Pastors resist they are facing the harsh punishment of the government.
2. Texas has 225,548 illegals entering and crossing through its territory. Are any of these terrorists? Rick Joyner shared a horrific dream of criminal activity crossing into Texas from Mexico.
3. Dallas Texas is the one city of all cities in the USA struck with 3 cases of Ebola.
4. Chuck Pierce just prophesied that the “border” states of America are going to be the place of warfare for the next seven years.
And I chose to move to Texas from RI so I could travel easier?
What is it about Texas?
Texas is a Governing State, an Apostolic State. Even in a political sense it has a Rick Perry and Ted Cruz both vying for a shot at the Oval Office.
This is where Gordon Lindsay planted Christ For The Nations and AA Allen, Doug Coe, William Branham and Maria Woodworth Etter had churches and revival centers. It is a broadcast center for TBN and DayStar. Just off the top of my head, Texas has TD Jakes and Kenneth Copeland and James Robison.
It has hosted many prophetic ministries. For years, my friend Kim Clement (now in CA.) was here. We have John Paul Jackson, Chuck Pierce, Cindy Jacobs and Dutch Sheets…and many I’m forgetting.
The weakness of Texas? It is a strong governing State for the nation’s largest churches but it is a place with a long history of aggressive fundamentalism.
Not so strong now, it still has a strong religious spirit hanging over it.
If a unified church is a measure of strength – Texas has a disproportionately weak intercessory wall… and that is where I see the problem.
Here’s my take. The Devil hates the United States and in the United States he hates Christians and for some reason he hates Texas. MAYBE WE ARE A PROPHETIC PARABLE THAT REPRESENTS AMERICA…?
Like the rest of the Christian nation – We’ve got lots of Chiefs but not many Indians. We’ve got an army, but a tribal culture in polite but functional disunity.
I think GOD is going to do something DIFFERENT right here in Texas.
He is going to cleave in two the following:
Money from Mammon
Power from Politics
Religion from Revival
Jezebel from the Body of Christ!
Here is where the marketplace will become a meeting place
and disengaged youth will become a next generation uprising.
I know not when but I know how…
— the Spirit of the Lord is going to FALL ON UNLIKELY PLACES AND UNKNOWN FACES AND AN INTERCESSORY FURNACE WILL BEGIN TO GLOW AND FLOW AND GROW AND LEAP FROM HOME TO HOME AND GROUP TO GROUP AND PLACE TO PLACE AND CHURCH TO CHURCH BECAUSE GOD IS SENDING A CRISIS TO ISIS AND OPENING UP THE BORDERS OF TEXAS TO AN INVASION OF HEAVEN. A GOVERNMENTAL SHIFT IS COMING TO NORTH AMERICA!”
I’m curious if you are sensing, in your own church, in your own body of believers, this sea change Lance is describing? This act of The Lord, separating the holy from the profane? Removing the spirit of Jezebel from the Body of Christ? (If you are unfamiliar with this term, this is driving out demonic control and manipulation and inviting true freedom that Jesus bought for us on the cross) Removing religion (man’s rules on how to climb up to God) from revival (God breathing His Life on us and restoring us to Who He designed us to be).
Time will tell if Dr. Wallnau is right, if his hearing is on target. If we Texans are truly a parable, a living story of God’s work here in America, what an honor we carry. I think of the stretch in the book of Hebrews where the writer describes shucking off every single thing that hinders our run to High Ground. Breaking agreements with Control and Manipulation. Casting out Fear. Repenting of every vain thought that raises itself against the glory and majesty of Jesus Christ. Standing in for your bloodline and asking Jesus to cleanse you and your family of generational muck. Gaining back very real spiritual ground that had been stolen by the enemy. Living in the Father’s Love. Experiencing that Peace that surpasses all understanding. Knowing who you are, and Whose you are. Defining your identity out of this Truth. Becoming the Beloved.
I’m taking off for High Ground. I know the signs of tsunami. I remove the false, dirty rags of religion and put on His righteousness. And I run toward The King, double-edged sword in my hand. I am in Him. And He is in me.