War Lance - A Word for The Watchmen
Updated: Aug 1, 2019
In Numbers 25, Phinehas was a warrior guard who watched over the Sacred Tent where Creator would speak to the Holy Man of the 12 Tribes of Israel. Phinehas was rewarded for his zealousness in protecting the Sacred Tent and also received a double blessing from The Creator. Phinehas' name means "Brazen Mouth" or literally "Mouth of Bronze"(פינחס). Biblically, bronze represents judgment throughout Scripture, and Phinehas lived up to his name, executing judgment when two people sought to profane the Sacred Tent.
Was Phinehas speaking or pronouncing judgment as he drove his spear through the Chief of the Simeonite's son and the daughter of the Midianite Chief? His action immediately stopped the plaque that was killing thousands of Israelites because the sacred grounds were in the process of being defiled.
Has righteous zealousness for what is sacred succumbed to the pressure of political correctness and fear of rejection by the world? How can we apply what took place thousands of years ago to today? Is it merely coincidence that one of the national headline news alerts is about salmonella poisoning (plague) that is spreading across the country? When I started to write this blog, it was only in 33 states and now, only hours later, the count is up to 48. The CDC has traced it back to poultry and pig ear dog treats.
These disasters taking place are not just coincidence. What is taking place in this week's Torah Parshah (the weekly reading within the first five books of The Holy Scroll / Bible) parallels what is taking place within congregations, fellowships, and even home gatherings. Rebellions are being orchestrated by bad spirits who then lead the negative influence against appointed leadership. Rebellion happened with the Sons of Korach and there was idolatry in the camp which was rooted in selfish desire.
This in turn, then leads to sexual immorality. Godly leadership across the land have been called to fasting, praying, and crying out to Creator. Then they are rising up in authority only to be told they are too controlling or watchful over the flock by the very ones who are in rebellion. This country was founded on rebellion and this rebellious spirit permeates The Body of Messiah, and it is no respecter of denomination or charter. Be on guard for these spirits in your camp and even in your life.
First, ask yourself is the camp sacred or holy? Is there sexual immorality at the doors to our most sacred place or within the camp? Is a portion of your camp in rebellion? Is there idolatry being put in Creator's face?
Walking a sacred path of holiness is a call for the zealous warriors who must figuratively take up the war lance to protect and guard the holy grounds. Those who will do that won't be afraid to speak what is right by the Word of YHWH and not what is flesh by the deceiving hearts of men. Are you ready to answer His call? There is an army rising up. Listen to this song that we collaborated with in Israel on Magi. G's latest CD release "Broken." CD ITUNES DOWNLOAD HERE
Are you answering His call or running from a spirit of fear? Has the Creator taken away your eternal priesthood? Hasn't He made a covenant of peace with us through the death, burial, and resurrection of The Prince of Peace? Remember, that The Creator never breaks His treaties, so get back into the ranks! Watchman, you have been placed into key positions and you are being called to spiritual warfare duty. The reason why it seems as if spiritual resistance has increased is that it has and the violent are taking ground by force.
Prayer warriors (intercessors), you have been given intel on a precise prayer strike on the enemy. Expose the spiritual root and stop the spread of sexual immorality, idolatry and rebellion in the camp. In other words, restoring the holiness of the grounds.
In the traditions of the Plains Tribes on Turtle Island (America) there was a special dance called the "Grass Dance." This dance was set aside in the old days for the warriors who had been in battle. They would be the first ones out onto the flowing grass and dance in a circular pattern while praying. They would flatten the grass with each stomp of their feet while asking Creator to make the grounds holy and set-apart.
The spiritual forces of darkness have seemed relentless these past few months and the battles have been costly. Outside the camp, the wolves watch and begin to circle its prey. Be relentless in working out your salvation with fear and trembling. Dance your victory! Stomp on the heads of the snakes! Endure to the end and don't give up. Don't hold on tight to the ones that Creator is trying to remove from your camp. Release them and pray for them. This will take every ounce of courageous love on your part.
That means not being jealously ambitious for a position beyond the will and timing of your Father.
"Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves." Philippians 2:3
That means being meek. Leaders, pray for meekness, strength, wisdom, counsel and compassion in leading your camps. May The Creator,יהוה, bless your zealousness and may He increase your patience and love as you yield the war lance that brings peace and stops the plaque that is consuming the camp. There will be victory in the name of ChiefCornerStone Yeshua!
Chief Joseph & Dr. Laralyn RiverWind are ordained ministers, kingdom activists, speakers and national award-winning musicians. Their heart for walking with the Creator is evident; their passion for digging after the deep treasures of the Ancient Path is enlightening, and their zeal for The Creator is contagious.
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