By Kathi Pelton
THE BLAZING FIRE
I have been meditating on the story of Gideon’s army. This began when the Lord spoke to me saying, “It’s time for My people to become blazing torches.” I was immediately shown Gideon’s army of 300 men going out against the mass (uncountable) number of Midianites.
As you know from the story, Gideon had his men light torches of blazing fire and put them in clay jars. They went to the edge of the enemy’s camp late at night and at Gideon’s signal the clay jars were broken to reveal the “blazing fire.” This was accompanied by the blowing of the rams horns and a shout declaring, “For Yahweh and for Gideon.”
From the first time that the Lord spoke the words, “It’s time for My people to become blazing torches.” I would see the scene of Gideon’s army breaking the clay jars to reveal the blazing fire (torches) play over and over in my mind. I would then hear the sound of the “breaking of the jars” like an echo from long past, now becoming a sound of deliverance today.
The words, “blazing torches” is continuously before me. I knew that there was more that the Spirit wanted to show me but didn’t know what it was. Then one day recently, I was in Washington DC praying and I heard the words from Revelation 19:12 that say,
“His eyes are like blazing fire, and on his head are many crowns. He has a name written on him that no one knows but he himself.”
Revelation 19:12 NIV
Immediately, I knew by the spirit of revelation that the blazing fire from His eyes was about to be revealed before the enemy armies (seen and unseen). And— that the fire in His eyes are even now igniting His people like blazing torches that will route the enemy to defeat and ignite the dry ground with revival fire.
“We now have this light shining in our hearts, but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure. This makes it clear that our great power is from God, not from ourselves.” 2 Corinthians 4:7
There was another time where His eyes defeated a great army. It was when He looked out of the pillar of fire upon the army of Pharaoh and created a confusion that ultimately destroyed them.
“But just before dawn the LORD looked down on the Egyptian army from the pillar of fire and cloud, and he threw their forces into total confusion.” Exodus 14:24
God is looking down upon the enemy armies that have appeared to have the upper-hand and He is throwing their forces into total confusion. If you could see behind the scenes of many government agencies and leaders— you would see the absolute confusion and chaos that is happening. They are turning on one another and confusion is rampant. This confusion will come before a great deliverance for His people from captivity and oppression.
After Gideon’s army broke the clay jars to reveal the blazing torches they let out a shout and blew the rams horns. Each time this story would replay in my mind and spirit I would hear the great roar of the Lion of Judah accompanied by His remnant army. It was a great sound that struck terror into the enemy’s army. The sound of His roar and our shout will shattered the walls— just like the shout that brought the walls of Jericho down— giving the victory to God’s people.
“The lion has roared; who will not fear? The Lord God has spoken; who can but prophesy?” Amos 3:8
I hear great roars coming from throughout the earth. It is the sound of His people in many nations joining in with the roar of the Lion of Judah. This is the sound that strikes terror and shatters fortified walls.
“Ruach” which is the Hebrew word for “Breath of God.” The RUACH is about to come upon the dry bones!!
Again He said to me, “Prophesy over these bones and say to them, ‘O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord.’ Thus says the Lord God to these bones, ‘Behold, I will cause breath to enter you that you may come to life. I will put sinews on you, make flesh grow back on you, cover you with skin and put breath in you that you may come alive; and you will know that I am the Lord.” Ezekiel 37:4-14
The enemy knows that an army is arising and that they are blazing torches in the hand of the Almighty. The “Ruach” (breath of God) has been bringing the dry bones together in oneness. This is the answer to Jesus’ last prayer before going to the cross in John 17:20-23
““My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one— I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.”
The bones are coming together as ONE! One man, one great army that is one with Christ! It is the breath of God that comes upon the dry bones to restore life! Since 2020 began, the battle over the breath has been so fierce— it is what the enemy fears the most!
The breath is what declares the REVELATION of His eyes, the ROAR of His voice and the RUACH— the breath of God!
Do not hold back your breath. Prophesy! Prophesy the revelation of His eyes of fire, the sound of His roar and the “Ruach” in your life, your home, your church, in the streets of your city, over governments, nations and over the earth! Fire needs breath (air) to blaze so prophesy to the fire— that it will blaze!
May His eyes of blazing fire look upon the enemy armies bringing terror and confusion, may His roar be sounded like a shofar that breaks the walls down and strikes terror and confusion and may His “Ruach” come like a mighty wind that blows away the darkness and breathes life into the dry bones!
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