“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places”. (Eph. 6:12)
I heard my name being called out – it was loud! The Voice was standing on my right side and beside my head. Suddenly I felt an awesome feeling of exhilaration which I can only compare to myriads of refreshing invisible raindrops of Light touching every atom in my body. It lingered for a while and dissipated leaving me with a beautiful feeling of peace and renewed vigor. Afterwards, I knew that this was the “refreshing” Apostle Peter had long ago declared in the Book of Acts.
Apostle Peter declared in the Book of Acts that this refreshing accompanies repentance:
“Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that He may send Jesus Christ, who was preached to you before whom heaven must receive until the times of restoration of all things which God had spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets since the world began.” (Acts 3:19-21)
The Greek word for “refreshing” means any kind of refreshment such as rest or deliverance from evils of any kind. Repentance means to turn away from sin. It cleanses the heart; it illuminates the senses and it preps the human soul to receive the Lord. And yet there is so much more involved with repentance which is at the core of this message today.
The war in heaven is getting closer pending the fulfillment of end-time prophecies. Michael and His angels are cleansing the heavenly realms and are pushing the Prince of the air and His legions further down the heavenly hierarchies. And it is here, in the 3rd dimension, that the final battle for the New Kingdom will manifest in full force:
“And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force.” (Mat.11:12)
From the time of John the Baptist, the enemy has attempted to muddy the waters of salvation and repentance by causing confusion, discouragement, rebellion, misunderstanding and malaises in people, Believers included. Much of it being attributed to corrupted rulers in high places. It is a modus operandi Satan has continuously used and is still using to reclaim his fallen kingdom. Many are currently reporting feelings of depression, of hopelessness, heaviness and dread. I was shown in visions that this is caused, in greater part, to this battle in the heavenlies. A battle so fierce and so increasingly near that its effects are trickling on down to earth and manifesting itself in the people below, including rulers in high places. (Rev. 12:12) A battle so fierce that only through repentance and continued faith can a Believer withstand its effects and feel the refreshing! A battle so fierce that only the Lord and His Angels of the Light can overcome. “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” (Jn. 16:33) “Thus says the Lord to you, ‘Do not be afraid and do not be dismayed at this great horde, for the battle is not yours but God’s.’” (2 Chr. 20:15)
Powers, principalities and rulers in high places are attempting to discourage you, to interrupt your repentance so that they can gain your soul for a fallen kingdom! And there are too many visions, too lengthy, to write about in support of this. They know that a new kingdom is being implemented and they are doing their utmost to stop this from happening. Do you see the ploy?! Do you see the modus operandi?!
The inhabitants of the earth are in the dark Crosshairs of this battle right now. I was literally shown this! But those who remain faithful and abide in the Lord and His plan of salvation will feel the refreshment which the Bible teaches comes from the presence of the Lord. And this is the Voice of the Refreshing – of the Presence – that spoke to me this morning. I am encouraging you to shield yourselves with repentance, with the Word of God and with prayers. Continue to abide in GOD’s plan of salvation and in the fruits of righteousness. There is a great battle taking place. And I am often, often, reminded that to protract a great design is to put it in jeopardy. It bears repeating not to put off until tomorrow what needs to be done today!
“And war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought, but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them in heaven any longer. So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, “Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death. Therefore rejoice, O heavens, and you who dwell in them! Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and the sea! For the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, because he knows that he has a short time.” (Rev.12:7-12)
Keep the Faith, Suzanne