It’s Time to Turn Back!

by | Jun 17, 2009 | Blogs, Prophetic Insight

Editor’s Note:The message below was first published on June 17, 2009, as Today’s Prophetic Perspective, an e-newsletter of Shekinah Today Ministries (shekinahtoday.org). The word from the Lord that follows the author’s introduction was given to Cindy deVille on May 25, 2009.

I can hear God say, “This is the time!”

It’s time to get back in the fight! When we survey biblical history, we see that it was always the victors who took the spoils of war. And those who were defeated either lost their lives or became slaves to their enemies, losing everything.

As God’s people, we must never surrender to the forces of darkness and never give in! We must never give up the fight—in our nation, our cities, our churches or our personal lives. To give up or to surrender is to declare our enemy the victor and the conqueror. As God’s people, we must surrender only to our God and King.

It’s time for all those in the body of Christ who have given up the fight to turn back and get back in. We must not faint in the day of adversity! We must stand up and fight the good fight of faith and lay hold of eternal salvation (see 1 Tim. 6:12), not only for ourselves but also for all those who need to hear the glorious gospel of Jesus Christ—for all who will be saved.

This is not a time for any of us to give up or to draw back; it is a time to move forward and attack. Our greatest days are ahead. These days will require our greatest faith, but they will also hold our greatest victories if we refrain from drawing back and with a violent faith, draw our swords and move forward in the name and the power of the Lord (see Eph. 6:10-18).

As I prayed for the body of Christ, I kept seeing in my spirit a stack of military weapons that had been thrown into a pile. There were hundreds and perhaps thousands of them that soldiers had thrown down. It seemed as if they had been recently thrown down in surrender, and there was still smoke ascending from them. It appeared the soldiers had given up and were walking away from the fight.

I kept seeing this picture so clearly in my spirit, and I asked God what it meant. What was He trying to show me? Then He gave me the following word and showed me that this vision represented many in the body of Christ [who had laid down their spiritual weapons]:

“Many have surrendered. Many have given up the fight. Many have thrown down their weapons. Many have quit doing what’s right. Many have quit being salt and quit being light. Many have turned and run from the fight. Many have surrendered. Many have backed down. Many have thrown their weapons and armor on the ground.

“Tell them to turn around. Tell them to go back. Tell them to pick up their weapons again. Tell them I am the God of victory and I know how to win. Tell them to pick up their weapons again. Tell them to never give in. Tell them to never give up the fight. Tell them to never quit doing what’s right.

“For I have decreed their victory, but they must turn back to Me. They must pick up their weapons of war. I will show them how to soar, for I am the God of victory. I do not accept defeat. It has no part of Me.

“My people must turn back to Me. Then I will lead them into victory. This is the set time. This is the time,” says the Lord.

“This is the time, this is the time to come running back to Me, to come run back to Me. This is the time to come and be a part of this great army.

“I’m calling all you who have gone astray. I’m calling all you who have gotten caught up in civilian ways. I’m calling all [of] you to come in and to be a part of My army once again. I will forgive you. I will restore you. I will strengthen you, and I will make all things new. This is the time!”

About the author: Cindy deVille is the co-founder, with her husband, Darrel, of Shekinah Today Ministries (shekinahtoday.org). She is a prophetic minister and intercessor who “has a strong desire to see the church return to her first love.”

altProphetic Insight is a weekly bulletin offering timely and relevant messages for the body of Christ from recognized prophetic voices. It is prepared by Maureen Eha, features editor for Charisma magazine. If you’d like to share a message with Maureen, send it to charisma@strang.com. And please spread the good news by sending this e-newsletter to your friends.

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