9-22-2022 Word: Raise Up Your Banner
Thursday, September 22, 2022
This morning as I prepared for my run I heard the Lord say "listen". So instead of playing worship music as I usually do on my morning jogs, I ran in quiet and listened. Then not long into my run I heard Him say "prophesy". He didn't give me any words or any advance topic, He just said to prophecy. Then I began to speak out loud and as I began to speak He gave me these words:
"To all who are lame, it is time to rise up and walk. To the blind, it is time to see. To the deaf, it is time to hear. To those who are dead, like Lazarus come forth and live again. To the prodigal sons and daughters, come home. To the faithful sons and daughters who have remained, it is time to receive the revelation of your rightful place. Just like the older brother of the prodigal son had to receive revelation from his father to set him free from resentment. Receive the understanding of your place in the kingdom in order to receive those who are returning." As I repeated this prophetic declaration I began to see in the spirit that I was prophesying over the church. Not the church we have known, in our local community or in a building, but the Body of Christ from around the world. The true Bride of Christ.
I then began to prophecy for the members of the body to begin to be restored, grafted back together. Where it has been torn apart and divided, I spoke the blood of Christ to come and become the bonding agent so that arms could be reattached to the shoulders, knees to the legs, neck to the head. Then I saw tendons and muscles form where once there was a gap and unattached limbs, now they were being rejoined and strengthened under the unification of the blood of Jesus. A body restored and ready to move again.
Then the I heard the Lord say:
"The season of mending has ended, it is time to raise up your banner." I saw many sail boats on the water without masts drawn. I then saw the sails begin to be raised. These sails were banners and on each were scripture verses, prophetic words, and promises written out. I saw all of these like patches had been sown onto the sail and formed a banner. I heard the Lord say "my banner over you is love and this past season has been a time of mending. I have been mending the banners over my people that had been torn and fragmented. There has been such a great attack over my people and their promises. The enemy has been hard at work to rip, tear, and destroy my word over their lives, but my spirit has been at work mending the holes, and grafting on new words of life, purpose, and love. “I have been repairing the breach, and the time has come to raise the sails, lift up the banners and see what I have done in your lives.
The wind is about to blow. It is not a breeze it is a gale force wind of my spirit. It is time to raise up your banners and as the wind of my spirit blows you will catch sail and I will take you further and faster than you have ever known. You will see the fullness of what I have done in this past season when you see the strength of your new sails. The sails, these banners, have been mended to carry you and be the fuel for this day and this time. Where the enemy had tried to put holes in and tear apart your calling, identity, and steal faith in my promises, in my word, I, by my spirit have been at work mending the broken places and strengthening you and your spirit to be ready to handle the mighty wind that is coming and is already beginning to blow. So raise up your banners; stand fast in my word; proclaim all that I have spoken over you and into you. Do not remain a ship without a sail. Do not keep your banner at half mast. Do not shrink back in this moment. Raise it up, raise it high, declare with great confidence all that the Lord has done and will do - just as He has promised. Now is the time to raise your banner and position yourself to set sail on the winds of my spirit.” Amen!
“Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you. For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, And deep darkness the people; But the Lord will arise over you, And His glory will be seen upon you. The Gentiles shall come to your light, And kings to the brightness of your rising. “Lift up your eyes all around, and see: They all gather together, they come to you; Your sons shall come from afar, And your daughters shall be nursed at your side. Then you shall see and become radiant, And your heart shall swell with joy; Because the abundance of the sea shall be turned to you, The wealth of the Gentiles shall come to you. The multitude of camels shall cover your land, The dromedaries of Midian and Ephah; All those from Sheba shall come; They shall bring gold and incense, And they shall proclaim the praises of the Lord. All the flocks of Kedar shall be gathered together to you, The rams of Nebaioth shall minister to you; They shall ascend with acceptance on My altar, And I will glorify the house of My glory. “Who are these who fly like a cloud, And like doves to their roosts? Surely the coastlands shall wait for Me; And the ships of Tarshish will come first, To bring your sons from afar, Their silver and their gold with them, To the name of the Lord your God, And to the Holy One of Israel, Because He has glorified you. “The sons of foreigners shall build up your walls, And their kings shall minister to you; For in My wrath I struck you, But in My favor I have had mercy on you. Therefore your gates shall be open continually; They shall not be shut day or night, That men may bring to you the wealth of the Gentiles, And their kings in procession. For the nation and kingdom which will not serve you shall perish, And those nations shall be utterly ruined. “The glory of Lebanon shall come to you, The cypress, the pine, and the box tree together, To beautify the place of My sanctuary; And I will make the place of My feet glorious. Also the sons of those who afflicted you Shall come bowing to you, And all those who despised you shall fall prostrate at the soles of your feet; And they shall call you The City of the Lord, Zion of the Holy One of Israel. “Whereas you have been forsaken and hated, So that no one went through you, I will make you an eternal excellence, A joy of many generations. You shall drink the milk of the Gentiles, And milk the breast of kings; You shall know that I, the Lord, am your Savior And your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob. “Instead of bronze I will bring gold, Instead of iron I will bring silver, Instead of wood, bronze, And instead of stones, iron. I will also make your officers peace, And your magistrates righteousness. Violence shall no longer be heard in your land, Neither wasting nor destruction within your borders; But you shall call your walls Salvation, And your gates Praise. “The sun shall no longer be your light by day, Nor for brightness shall the moon give light to you; But the Lord will be to you an everlasting light, And your God your glory. Your sun shall no longer go down, Nor shall your moon withdraw itself; For the Lord will be your everlasting light, And the days of your mourning shall be ended. Also your people shall all be righteous; They shall inherit the land forever, The branch of My planting, The work of My hands, That I may be glorified. A little one shall become a thousand, And a small one a strong nation. I, the Lord, will hasten it in its time.””
Isaiah 60:1-22 NKJV
“Go through, Go through the gates! Prepare the way for the people; Build up, Build up the highway! Take out the stones, Lift up a banner for the peoples! Indeed the Lord has proclaimed To the end of the world: “Say to the daughter of Zion, ‘Surely your salvation is coming; Behold, His reward is with Him, And His work before Him.’ ” And they shall call them The Holy People, The Redeemed of the Lord; And you shall be called Sought Out, A City Not Forsaken.”
Isaiah 62:10-12 NKJV