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"The Lion Has Roared! Stand Your Ground!" 

By Betty King




"The lion has roared – who will not fear? The Sovereign Lord has spoken – who can but prophesy?" (Amos 3:8)


The Golden Oil


Dear Saints,


Greetings and blessings to you in the matchless name of Jesus!


At the beginning of the year, the Lord showed me a picture of many important words connected to the anointing, all placed together in an array. Truth, justice, humility, longsuffering and many more were featured prominently. However, there were, at first, large gaps between the words, and it didn't look quite right. All of a sudden, however, I felt a surge of power, and the words became brighter and bolder. A golden oil began to flow and fill the gaps between the words, completing the picture beautifully. I rejoiced, and have been praying into this picture throughout the year.


As I was praying recently, I felt the Lord leading me to Numbers 24. In this chapter, as Balaam (who's name means, "not of the people") looked out into the wilderness and saw the children of Israel encamped tribe by tribe, he could not help but prophesy and declare the blessings of God over their lives.


In many ways, the scene that Balaam saw was like the picture that the Lord showed me. Each of the tribes of the children of Israel represent a different strength or quality necessary for the fulfillment of God's plans. And yet, there must be an oil – the golden oil of God's anointing that flows between the people to bring all their strengths and qualities together in unity and without division. One of the keys to bringing this about is the sound of the right voices prophesying, blessing, decreeing and declaring the nature and purposes of God over the people.


The Amalekite Spirit


In this context of Balaam, I want to draw attention today to the nature of one of the enemies that Israel needed to defeat that fits the description of Balaam – the Amalekites. I believe Balaam represents a spirit of confusion which is characteristic of the Amalekite spirit. Given that the Israelites had set themselves in such order and array, the plot of the enemy was to introduce a spirit of confusion in order to break them up. However, because of what he saw when he looked out in Numbers 24, Balaam was unable to speak confusion and instead had to prophesy life. 


The modern-day "Amalekite" represents a subversive spirit, which works through subtle but contrary voices that seek to undermine the purposes of God, and counteract what He is prophesying for the Church. The Amalekite spirit is that little voice that derides, belittles and attacks truth and goodness. It expresses itself in an irrational way to mock people who act morally, to be cynical when we see altruism and to cause us to doubt our own and others' sincerity.


This spirit wages war on your soul. If you give it a foothold, it will sabotage attempts you make to improve yourself, and smother your efforts to develop a better character. The most inspiring, uplifting and profound moments of spiritual awakening can be dismissed through comments motivated by this spirit. This spirit knows God and what He can do. It is always trying to find something to say in order to deny His power and His promises so that it can stop the flow of the anointing, and undermine the qualities and connections needed for the seasons ahead.


Stand Your Ground


Just as I saw in the picture that God revealed to me, He is releasing great strength to the Body of Christ. He is bringing about a fresh emphasis on the godly principles and aspects of His character that will help the Church to walk out their victory in the days ahead.


In this season, as many of you look for mentors to help you build godly character, there needs to be a purging from the subtle words and voices that have derailed so many people in their faith. And if you are one of those who are called to raise the next generation, stand your ground and remember what you've fought through to get to this point. Stand against the Amalekite spirit, knowing that in times past many have fled from churches and organizations simply because of the subtle voices that bred hypocrisy and unbelief. This spirit wants to rear its head yet again, but you must put an end to it.


New means new. Stand against the voices which come to you to make God seem small. Come against the attitudes that haven't worked, and yet are still enforcing themselves against you without reason. Evaluate what it is that you allow to influence you, and if it sows doubt into you about the nature of the God, whom you know and serve, then take it out.  


The Lion Has Roared


The Lion has roared! It is time to prophesy! Speak into what God is doing, and be what you see. Be intentional about coming into agreement with the nature of God so that the oil that is flowing will continue to flow.


If you are a mentor or leader, then be a bridge for the healing of the Church. Go to the Father for the daily bread and speak into being what each person needs for their growth. Actions need to be taken, discussions need to be had and the enemy needs to be eliminated, but let's do it all Christ's way. It is time for the voice of the Amalekites to be silenced. Selah.


God Will Deliver You - The Victory Has Been Won!


I love Psalm 22, which foretells of Jesus' crucifixion. It speaks of Him being surrounded by dogs, but in the end God answers Him and delivers Him. God will deliver you from whatever has surrounded you to intimidate you – however loud its voice!


Psalm 22:16-21: "For dogs have surrounded Me; the congregation of the wicked has enclosed Me. They pierced My hands and My feet; I can count all My bones. They look and stare at Me. They divide My garments among them, and for My clothing they cast lots. But You, O LORD, do not be far from Me; O My Strength, hasten to help Me! Deliver Me from the sword, My precious life from the power of the dog. Save Me from the lion's mouth and from the horns of the wild oxen! You have answered Me.”


I pray that God gives you strength as you seek the grace in this promise. Be blessed as we advance, because the victory has been won.



By Reverend Betty King
Betty King Ministries
Email: toff@mail.com
Website: www.bettykingministries.org 


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Albany, OR 97321
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17.03 | 00:11

Praise God! He is so good to all of us!

16.03 | 15:20

I needed to hear this today. Its been sooo very difficult for a long time honestly asked God if I was the toxic one and just didn't realize it so I could repent

11.01 | 20:32

this is so beautiful and such a testimony to the Lord's healing power and sanctification through our suffering. Much of my walk with Christ is similar to yours.

12.12 | 00:13

Shavua Tov

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