"The Rage Will Be Silenced and the Snakes Will Be Swallowed Up!"
By Kathi Pelton
I awoke on a recent morning with the verse from Habakkuk 2:14 flowing through my mind and spirit, "For as the waters fill the sea, the earth will be filled with an awareness of the glory of the LORD" (Habakkuk 2:14).
I heard in my spirit
all of the "noise" coming from news reports and social media outlets such as Twitter, Facebook, and the rest. I heard the noise of divisions, anger, hate, and rage all resonating like "resounding gongs and clanging cymbals". It was deafening. Then suddenly
I heard the voice of the Lord, the Creator of Heaven and earth. He roared with a roar of His passionate love and the shrieking clamor was silenced. It brought all confusion and noise to an abrupt stop, releasing an awareness of the glory of the Lord upon the
"If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal" (1 Corinthians 13:1).
Love is absent in the noise that is filling the natural atmosphere
at this time. That is why it is causing such a negative effect on people. Many individuals, both inside and outside of the Body of Christ, are experiencing deep weariness, headaches, anxiety, aggravation, depression and even hopelessness. The toxic bellowing
is exposing the state of mankind apart from the love of God. It is revealing the hatred in people's hearts and the absence of peace. BUT...I believe it is preparing the way for an awareness of the glory of the Lord to come!
This is a time when God has been purifying the Church because we are carriers of His glory. His Spirit within us will pour out from us and the glory of the Lord will fill the earth. Miracles, signs, and wonders will be seen!
In the days of Joshua, when the Levitical priests carried the Ark of the Covenant upon their shoulders to the overflowing banks of the Jordan River to see it part, there was first a purification. "Then Joshua told the people, 'Purify yourselves,
for tomorrow the Lord will do great wonders among you'" (Joshua 3:5).
It was harvest season when this occurred, just as it will be for this time in history. God is about to do great wonders among us! The enemy is raging, and he is stirring
up confusion, division, and great murmurings because he sees the signs of purification within God's people, and he remembers what happens next: the promises are fulfilled!
Carriers of His Glory and the Ark of His Covenant
The enemy fears what is within those yielded to purification and sanctification at this time. Just as the Ark of the Covenant carried His glory, so we too are carriers of His glory.
What was contained in the Ark of the Covenant?
It contained a golden pot of manna—miraculous provision to nourish Israel that did not come from the labor of man's hands, but from God alone. Gold is refined and purified. The miracles will be held in refined jars not produced by the
strength of man, but by the kindness of God.
The Ark also held the budding rod of Aaron, which was used to bring forth the deliverance of God's people from the slavery of Egypt. It was the rod that turned into a snake in Pharaoh's court.
The Egyptian magi turned their staffs into snakes, but the snake that had been Aaron's rod swallowed theirs (Exodus 7:8-10). It was also a miraculous sign of "ending divisions, complaints, and arguments" amongst the tribes; a sign of the noise being silenced
and stopping unnecessary deaths.
"Buds will sprout on the staff belonging to the man I choose. Then I will finally put an end to the people's murmuring and complaining against you" (Numbers 17:5). The budding of the rod also indicated
the blessing and choosing of the tribe of Levi. The tribe of Levi were the "set apart" ones who carried blessings with them.
Aaron and his sons were set apart following the golden calf incident (Exodus 32:26-29). They were blessed and
chosen because their actions signified their loyalty to the covenant. We see this happening once again as God is setting apart those who are standing loyal to His covenant. Blessings follow them throughout the earth.
The third item in
the Ark was the stone tablets that the commandments of God were inscribed upon. This set in place the standard of the Lord: His righteousness, truth, and order.
Allow God to Separate You As Snakes Are Swallowed Up
is a time to allow God to separate you and set you apart as a member of His priesthood and as a son of the tribe of Levi. Do not involve yourself with those who are building golden calves or erecting towers. Do not be dismayed or swayed by the noise of Babel
that is being trumpeted. Peace is available as you are set apart. God's righteousness and order will come upon you and your household as you are set apart and deliverance will come.
The snakes that have been sent against God's people to
bring fear and confusion will be swallowed up by the rod of Aaron. God is purifying and setting apart the Levites for the time of the great harvest!