Updated: Dec 15, 2022
Shifting From Sinai to Paran
(15th Dec 2022)
This morning, I want to share with you some understanding that was given me about the
Hebrew year that we have entered into. To do so, I first want to lay a foundation of
something that the Lord shared with me a couple of months back. He first took me to
the making of the silver trumpets. In Number 10, two silver trumpets were made, and
then instructions were given as to when they were to be used. They were to be used for
breaking camp, for going to war, as well as calling leaders together to hear from Moses.
When one trumpet was blown once, the leaders came together. When the trumpets
were blown twice, they were to move out the camp and obviously the camp of Judah
Num 10:2 Make two trumpets of silver; of hammered or turned work you shall make
them, that you may use them to call the congregation and for breaking camp. Num
10:3 When they both are blown, all the congregation shall assemble before you at the
door of the Tent of Meeting. Num 10:4 And if one blast on a single trumpet is blown,
then the princes or leaders, heads of the tribes of Israel, shall gather themselves to
you. Num 10:5 When you blow an alarm, the camps on the east side [of the tabernacle]
shall set out. Num 10:6 When you blow an alarm the second time, then the camps on
the south side shall set out. An alarm shall be blown whenever they are to set out on
their journeys. Num 10:7 When the congregation is to be assembled, you shall blow
[the trumpets in short, sharp tones], but not the blast of an alarm... . Num 10:9 When
you go to war in your land against the enemy that oppresses you, then blow an alarm
with the trumpets, that you may be remembered before the Lord your God, and you
shall be saved from your enemies.
So, we know that Judah is God's dwelling place, God's habitation. I've spoken of that
before in another podcast ‘Judah Goes First’ last year. To recap, the camp of Judah
represents the forerunner company; the tip of the spear, so to speak, as they move out
first. And what is important to note is that the silver trumpets had to be made. The two
silver trumpets represent two groups of people that have reached a certain level of
purity. The Word of God has been purified seven times within their earthen vessel.
These saints are in a form of leadership position in the Body of Christ spiritually -
although they may not be publicly recognized by the institutional church as leaders.
They are used to release a sound in order to initiate MOVEMENT, either a gathering
together of those appointed authority in the Body or movement out from a place where
the tent pegs are put down to pulling up the tent pigs and moving and following the
Only once the silver trumpets had been made, was there significant movement in the
people of God in the wilderness. They camped in the wilderness of Sinai until the
second year of the coming out of Egypt. There's a very interesting verse. It's Numbers
10:11, and then also verse 12. It says this: On the 20th day of the second month, in the second year since leaving Egypt, the cloud was taken up from over the tabernacle of the testimony, and the Israelites took their journey by stages out of the wilderness of Sinai, and the cloud rested in the wilderness of Paran’.
So, this was the first major movement that happened after the two silver trumpets were
made. I am sensing that the Lord is connecting that to the making of the two witness
companies that we find in the Book of Revelation - pure silver vessels are used to
release a sound that triggers movement in the Body of those who have come out of
Egypt and the things of Babylon and are set apart to the Lord in the wilderness. And so,
we see here that the people of God moved location from one wilderness to another
wilderness. They moved into different territory from the wilderness of Sinai to the
wilderness of Paran.
Verse 33 and 34 tells us tells us that it was a three-day-journey. So, they departed from
the Mountain of the Lord, (which was Mt. Sinai) three days journey, and the Ark of the
Lord went before them during the three day's journey to seek out a resting place for
them. So, the movement from the wilderness of Sinai into the wilderness of Paran was a
three day journey, and the Holy Spirit said to me that the Body of His set apart ones are
moving location spiritually from the wilderness of Sinai to the wilderness of Paran.
So, let's just consider what happened in the wilderness of Sinai. Well, first of all, it was
the giving of the Ten Commandments. It was part of the marriage covenant between
Israel and God. There was also the weeding out of the idolatrous from the Golden Calf
episode. Then there was the making of all the components for the tabernacle that
Moses had received when he was up Mount Sinai. And then the setting in place of the
tribes in the order and layout God ordained. So, there was a lot of preparation done and
establishment of foundational things in covenantal relationship with the Lord during the
Sinai wilderness time. It was also a cleansing time, where those who were still
idolatrous in their hearts, worshiping the gods of Egypt or the world system that they
were supposed to have been separated from, were weeded out and removed from
amongst God's set-apart people. So that was the wilderness of Sinai - preparation time
for God's army.
Then the cloud went before them and the Ark of the Covenant, of course. What actually
happened in the movement was that, when the silver trumpets were blown, the camp of
Judah went out first. Actually, let me read this to you because it's actually quite
important to understand how it all happened. So, in Numbers 10:14
‘In the first place went the standard of the camps of the Son of Judah by their
So, the camp of Judah actually included the tribe of Issachar and the tribe of Zebulun.
So, there were three tribes camped in the camp of Judah, and they moved out first as
forerunners when the two silver trumpets were blown. And then as soon as the sound of
those trumpets was heard, those in charge of the tabernacle in the centre of the camp
of the tribes would begin to dismantle it. It was actually the sons of Gershon and Murari
who dismantled it. And they took the outer portion of the tabernacle. So, what happened
was the camp of Judah would move out. Then those who were charged with carrying
the boards and the curtains and the outer structure of the tabernacle followed behind
the Camp of Judah when they went out. Then those tribes that camped in the south
then moved behind those carrying the outer portions of the tabernacle.
The reason why they did it like this was because, whenever the cloud stopped and they
were able to put down tent pegs again, the outer portions of the tabernacle arrived there
very quickly at the new location, and the tabernacle could be set up. The holy things of
the tabernacle, the things that came out of the Holy Place and the Holy of Holies were
following behind the camps on the south side. So, you had the camps on the east side
moving out. Then you had the outer portions of the tabernacle moving, then the camps
on the south side and then the holy things of the tabernacle following them. So when
the people of Israel got to a new location and the cloud halted. Very, very quickly. The
tabernacle could be set up in the midst of the camps in the order and the structure that
God had ordained. It was almost like a large wheel of camps with the tabernacle in the
middle. So, when those two silver trumpets blew and the cloud and the Ark went ahead
of them, the Ark was actually being carried behind the tribes camped on the south side.
It says in Numbers 10:33, the Ark of the Covenant went before them during the three
days journey ‘to seek out a resting place for them’. That word ‘resting place’ is
‘menuchah’. I just love that word! It actually also means ‘repose or comfort, specifically
matrimony or marriage’. So, the Ark of the Covenant went before the people of God
when they left the wilderness of Sinai to search out a place where the benefits of
marriage could be experienced - the stillness, the peace, the comfort, a dwelling place
for them, where they would find rest. And the cloud of the Lord covered the people of
God by day when they moved out of the camp.
What's very interesting is in Numbers 10:35, we find it written: ‘It came to pass when the
ark set forward, Moses said, “Rise up, Lord, and let your enemies be scattered and let
them that hate you flee before you”. And when it rested, he said, “Return O Lord, to the
many thousands of Israel”. So, the movement of the Ark of the Covenant and the
forerunner tribes that was initiated by the Silver Trumpets was a precursor of God going
out to war against His enemies. When the Ark stopped moving, it meant that a place of
rest had been found and the enemies were being dealt with.
So, God really emphasized that to me, that we are moving as a set-apart remnant from
the wilderness of Sinai (with God establishing foundational marriage covenant and
putting everything in order, and cleansing out the set-apart remnant) and we moving
into the wilderness of Paran. Now, that's a very important thing. Paran means
‘ornamental’. And I sensed that the three-day journey is actually alluding to a three-year
journey; moving to a different wilderness position. Different wildernesses have different
spiritual atmosphere, and different things happen in different wilderness areas.
So, let's now look at the wilderness of Paran and see what actually is appointed to occur
in that place. It's really, really exciting. I was so invigorated in my spirit when I
discovered this. So, let's go to Habakkuk 3:1. I've always loved this chapter, basically
because it says in the Amplified Bible ‘a prayer of Habakkuk, a prophet, set to wild,
enthusiastic and triumphal music’. Doesn't that sound glorious? And the name
‘Habakkuk’ means ‘embrace’. So, really and truly, there's a whole picture in the book of
Habakkuk of entering into the Bridegroom's embrace. And it's a triumphal movement as
one moves into being held upon his breast. Habakkuk says in this chapter, ‘I have heard
the report of You and was afraid. Revive your work in the midst of the years. In the
midst of the years, make Yourself known. In wrath, remember mercy’.
It says a very important thing in Habakkuk 3:3, which tells us where the chapter is
positioned: ‘God came from Teman and the Holy One from Mount Paran. His glory
covered the heavens and the earth was full of His praise’. So, we see when God
approached, there was a certain location He approached from, and it was the
wilderness of Paran; the very place where the set-apart remnant is moving into
spiritually, at this time, (having had all the foundational work and inner construction in
our spirits done and the cleansing). Habakkuk 3 speaks of a manifestation of the
presence of God coming from the wilderness of Paran and Mount Paran. In particular,
and it speaks of His glory being displayed in the heavens and corresponding praise
being heard all over the earth. Habakkuk 3:2 speaks of a time of God coming to deal
with his enemies and the prophet asks Him to remember mercy.
Habakkuk 3:4 describes the appearance of God when He came from the wilderness of
Paran. ‘His brightness was like the sunlight and rays of light streamed from His hand,
and there was the hiding place of His power’. Where did God choose store His power?
In His hand! The sons of the right hand are going to be used mightily in the day of His
power, when God manifests himself out of the wilderness of Paran, where God is
positioning His set-apart remnant.
Then it says a very interesting thing in verse five: ‘Before Him went the pestilence ( the
plague) and burning coals went forth at His feet’. In other words, before God Himself
showed up, there was plague and pestilence. And there was also a release of burning
coals. Now, remember, we spoke about the Ursid meteor shower in the last message
and how a coal must be in the fire before the fire is in the coal... which is speaking of a
baptism of fire being released. So before God Himself manifests, there will be plagues
seen in the earth and pestilence and the release of His burning coals (or His flashing
arrows who have been given a baptism of fire). The word for ‘burning coals’ in Hebrew
‘resheph’. It's H7565. And it means ‘a live coal or lightning, figuratively an arrow, or a
thunderbolt’. Now we all know that thunderbolts are the manifest sound of lightning
bolts. So, we see here that those who have received the baptism of fire on the golden
altar have been released with lightnings and thunderings, just as it spoken of in
Revelation 8, when the golden sensor was cast on the earth. The release of God's
messengers of fire accompanies the manifestation of His presence in glory - and it's
coming out of the wilderness of Paran.
It goes on in Habakkuk 3:6, and it says ‘He stood and measured the earth’. In other
words, He's weighing and measuring the whole earth, searching out righteousness. And
it says, ‘You drove asunder the nations’. The word to ‘drive asunder’ in the Hebrew also
means ‘to terrify or to shake or to violently agitate’. In other words, God’s manifest
presence shows up and He starts shaking everything that can be shaken because of
what His measuring of the nations has exposed. There's a shaking that's necessary to
remove everything that can be shaken, so that what cannot be shaken remains.
And Habakkuk 3:6 also says ‘the everlasting mountains were scattered, the hills bowed
down’. Now what does this describe? It describes an earthquake, severe earthquakes.
The coming of the Lord of Glory and the shaking of the nations triggers earthquakes!
And we all know that there's been a significant increase in earthquakes in this year.
I'm going to skip ahead in the verses in Habakkuk 3 to just show you a key that the Lord
gave me. in Hab 3:9, it says, ‘Your bow was made quite naked...’. In the King James, it
says, ‘according to the oaths of the tribes, even Your word’. The Amplified Bible puts it
like this: ‘Your bow was made quite bare, sworn to the tribes by Your sure word were
the rods of chastisement, scourges and calamities’. In other words, God has promised
certain results according to the measuring of the lives of the people on earth. There's
going to be judgments released and recompense released - either judgment for
protection and deliverance or judgment for chastisement and scourges and calamities
for those who have not been serving the Lord of Glory.
This an incredible key here - when I looked at the phrase ‘your bow was made quite
bare’, (In other words, He took out his bow and put it in plain view, He revealed it), the
word in Hebrew used and translated as ‘quite bare’ is actually the word H5783! That is
the number of the Hebrew year we entered when the new Hebrew calendar year started
round about September/ October, depending on what calendar you're following. We
entered the year 5783. So, what the Spirit was saying is that Habakkuk 3 describes
what is going to occur in the year 5783 in the earth. It is the ONLY place in the whole
Word of God where this Hebrew word is used. That for me is an absolute confirmation
that this is a marker on the map of God's calendar of what is going to be happening in
the earthly realm. Habakkuk 3 describes the year 5783 in the earth. Therefore, we know that this Hebrew year is a year of the arrival of the manifest presence of God amongst the set-apart remnant, who are repositioned in the wilderness of Paran. It is the year that His burning coals or messengers of fire are released to announce His coming and imminent arrival. It is the year that further plagues and pestilence are unleashed in the earth. It is the year that the nations are being measured unto judgment. It is the year that incredible shaking is going to take place in the earth, in the spiritual realm, in the soul realm, and in the physical realm - because God is shaking everything that can be shaken, until what cannot be shaken remains. And I want you to
know that what is happening in the natural physical realm in the earth is a prophetic
indication of the spiritual time we have entered into. There has been a significant uptick
since the year 5783 began in the number of earthquakes taking place on a regular
basis. And the earthquakes and the shifting of the tectonic plates results in the
triggering of volcanoes in the earth. There are more than 30 volcanoes going off
simultaneously in the earth as we speak, and most of them are on the Ring of Fire.
Also, the earthquakes that are happening in the earth are not just a 2 and a 3 on the
Richter scale. They are 5 and a 6 and heading up higher. This is an indication that we
are walking in Habakkuk 3. God is measuring the earth and appointing judgments and
shaking the nations.
Habakkuk three says ‘the eternal mountains were scattered and the hills bowed low’.
That is describing earthquakes. When mountains are moved, it's an earthquake. In
verse 7 of Habakkuk 3, he says, ‘I saw (in the spirit) the tents of Cushan in affliction and
the curtains of the tents in the land of Midian trembled’. What does that mean? There
are earthquakes in Midian, because the tent curtains are vibrating. It says ‘the mountain
saw You. They trembled and writhed. Overflowing of the water passed by; the deep
uttered its voice and lifted up its hands on high’. Verse 10 describes earthquakes -
mountains trembling and writhing. In other words, very strong earthquakes are going to
be experienced in 5783, so strong that it looks as if the mountains are writhing in pain.
There's going to be overflowing water. In other words, great flooding in various places in
the earth. The rivers are going to overflow in the year 5783 (and 2023). The deep is
going to utter its voice and lift up its hands on high. What is that speaking about? Huge
waves. Tsunamis are going to be taking place as a result of the earthquakes and the
shifting of the plates. The overflowing of the rivers is going to occur. The waves are
going to be raising their hands on high. Those of you who live in coastal areas seek the
Lord as to whether you need to move further inland. There are going to be tsunamis and
severe flooding, both in coastal areas and in areas that are close to rivers. Or if you live
near mountains, excessive rain is going to cause landslides and severe flash flooding.
This is the year 5783.
In verse 11, it says ‘The sun and the moon stood back in their habitation at the light of
your arrows as they sped, at the flash of your glittering spear’. (Remember the word for
burning coals also means ‘arrows’). So,. God's messengers of fire are releasing light.
The tip of the spear company is being sent forth on their assignments in Habakkuk 3:11
and it's affecting the orbits of the planets. It's also an allusion to Joshua 10:12,13, where
Joshua was warring with the Ammonites. The people of God were at war with the
heathen, and the sun stood still and the moon stayed in positionuntil the nation took
vengeance upon their enemies. So, the sun stood still in the midst of the heavens for a
whole day. Habakkuk 3:11 is alluding to the fact that the people of God are in a war
against their enemies and God is even going to interrupt the orbits and the set times
and movements of the lights that He set in place over the earth; the greater and the
lesser light (the sun and the moon). The purpose of this was to provide more time for
the people of God to win the battle against their enemies.
Habakkuk 3:12. ‘You marched through the land in indignation. You trampled and
threshed the nations in anger’.
Threshing is connected to tribulation. The tribulum is the Roman word for the instrument
that was used to separate the wheat from the chaff. The function of the tribulation and of
putting the Earth into tribulation is to separate the wheat from the chaff. God is angry at
what men and principalities have been up to in the earth. And it says that God is going
to manifest Himself and thresh the nations in his anger. Why is He threshing the nations? Verse 13 tells us! ‘You went forth and have come for the salvation of Your people, for the deliverance and victory of Your consecrated ones. You smote the head of the house of the wicked,
laying bare the foundation even to the neck.’Why is this tribulation and threshing and shaking initiated? For the sake of the deliverance of God's remnant ; His set-apart ones; to bring in the harvest and to thresh it, get rid of the chaff, and to bring that which is wheat into the storehouse. There is a very interesting verse in Habakkuk 3:14, ‘You pierced with his own arrows, the head of
the enemy's hordes. They came out as a whirlwind to scatter the people rejoicing, as if
to devour the poor secretly’. Now, we've already said that the burning coals were the
arrows of God (or His servants that have received a baptism of fire), and here we see
that the enemy has its own arrows. In other words, from within the ranks of the enemy
soldiers, there's going to be infighting and they are going to pierce each other. You
pierced with HIS OWN ARROWS. We see this a little bit with Elon Musk on Twitter. He's
now launching fights against the elite and those who are trying to bring in the new world
order, threatening to expose Fauchi, all sorts of things. It's the beginning of ‘piercing
with his own arrows, the head of the enemies hordes’. God is bringing confusion into the
enemy's ranks so that infighting manifests. The enemy comes out as a whirlwind to
scatter God's people, rejoicing at devouring them secretly. But God is going forth for the
deliverance and victory of his consecrated people. The whole of Habakkuk 3 describes
the deliverance of God's precious people from the world system in 5783, using imagery
from the exodus of Egypt. And He's not only shaking one nation this time! When He
delivered His people from slavery in Egypt, He shook the nation of Egypt. But this time,
when He comes from Paran, He's going to be shaking all nations. Every nation under
heaven is going to receive a shaking, according to the measuring that they've received
by the Lord.
In Habakkuk 3:17 It says ‘though the fig tree does not blossom and there is no fruit on
the vines, the product of the olive fails and the fields yield no food. The flock is cut off
from the fold and there are no cattle in the stalls...’ What is that describing? It's
describing the plants, the fruit trees, the vines are not bearing fruit like they used to,
because the seasons are so messed up. No olive harvest. The fields are not yielding
food. It's describing famine because of a lack of food production. There's not even meat
because the flock is cut off from the fold and there are no cattle in the stalls. Habakkuk
3:17, is describing a time of famine beginning in 5783. Famine because of the mixing up
of the seasons and the weather - the fruit trees, the vines, the olives are failing. So,
you're going to get no new wine, you're going to get no more oil. That's very important
spiritually. There is going to be alack of oil and wine amongst the people of God.
Thankfully, He has set apart safely a remnant of oil and wine that are not to be touched,
according to Revelation 6:6. Habakkuk 3:17 describes a time of dire famine, where
there is neither fruit, nor olives. Vegetable fields are not yielding food; no wheat, no
animal flocks, THEREFORE SEVERE, SEVERE FAMINE.
Now, people of God, what is our response going to be as the severe famine breaks out?
Habakkuk 3:18 says, ‘Yet will I rejoice in the Lord. I will exult in the God of my salvation’.
In the time of famine, we are to break out in praise and in worship as never before. Now
I want to give you two verses to hide in your heart in preparation for the severe famine
that is going to be upon the whole earth.
Psalm 33:18 Behold, the Lord's eye is upon those who fear Him, who wait for Him and
hope in His mercy to deliver them from death and to keep them alive in famine.
Psalm 37:19. The Lord knows the days of the upright and blameless. They shall not be
put to shame in the time of evil. And in the days of famine, they shall be satisfied.
I hope you have prepared well for the time of food shortages ahead. But a human being
can only do so much preparation. Apart from that, God is able to miraculously provide
food for His set-apart, faithful remnant. He will keep us alive in famine and we shall not
be put to shame in the days of famine. He's going to give us food to eat, wether by
miraculous multiplication of food or by miraculous appearance of food on an empty
plate. So do not be afraid as far as that is concerned.
I want to also point out to you the connection between Habakkuk 3 and Psalm 29, which
describes the effect of God's voice. In verse 3, it says, ‘The God of Glory thunders’. That
word ‘thunders’ also means ‘roars’. And then it goes on to describe the effect of the roar
or the thundering of God. In verse 5, it says, ‘The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars,
the Lord breaks in pieces the cedars of Lebanon. He also makes them skip like a calf,
Lebanon and Syrian like a young wild ox’. What is that describing? It's describing
earthquakes. It's describing tempests that snap off big cedars and huge trees. It's
describing what's going to be happening in 5783. It's describing Habakkuk 3. He's going
to be uttering his voice during 5783.
In verse 7, it says, ‘The voice of the Lord splits and flashes forth for lightning. The voice
of the Lord makes the wilderness tremble’. Didn't we read about the tent curtains in
Midian shaking and trembling? It's the voice and the thundering of the Lord that is
making it tremble. But listen, trembling is a very gentle earthquake compared to the
earthquake that makes mountains skip up and down like a calf. psalm 29:8 says that the
Lord shakes the wilderness of Kadesh. Kadesh means ‘set apart and holy, the
sanctuary. So, He's shaking the sanctuary, the place in the wilderness where the set-
apart ones are. He's shaking the wilderness of Kadesh - but it is a gentle trembling. It's
not a violent upheaval up and down, where the mountains are writhing in agony. There
is going to be a supernatural protection from the violence of the shaking that's going to
occur for God's set-apart ones. Psalm 29:9 says that the voice of the Lord ‘makes the
hinds to calve’ or to bring to the birth, and it strips the forests. We've discussed that
already. The mighty tempest that will break the branches of the forests and leave them
naked, ‘and in His temple, everyone is speaking of His glory’. What are the set apart
remnant doing when the incredible shaking is taking place in the earth? When the
earthquakes are breaking out, when the Lord is shaking everything that can be shaken?
The remnant are speaking of the experience of His glory.
Psalm 29:11 says ‘the Lord will give strength to his people and he will bless his people
with peace.’ I want you to know, remnant of God, that in this time of incredible strong
shaking, of upheaval, of famine, of earthquake, of volcanoes, of floods, of tsunamis,
God is going to impart supernatural strength and power to you. And He is going to bless
you with His shalom; His peace. He is not going to allow your heart to be excessively
shaken and terrified, because you have put your trust in Him and are waiting for Him.
You are hidden in the secret place of the Most High; in the wilderness of Paran.
And you are going to witness the reward of the wicked - that is part of the shaking.
Habakkuk 3:13 says ‘You wound the head of the house of the wicked, uncovering the
foundation even unto the neck. You strike through with staves the head of the enemy's
hordes’. Verse 15 goes on: ‘You have trodden the sea with Your horses, the heap of
great surging waters’, and in verse 16, Habakkuk describes his heart reaction after
seeing this vision of the end times: ‘I heard and my whole inner self trembled, my lips
quivered, rottenness entered my bones and right down to my feet, I tremble’. He is
severely impacted by this vision that he's having. ‘I will wait quietly for the day of trouble
and distress that will come up against my people, and him who is about to oppress
Then in verse 19, after he's spoken of rejoicing in the Lord during the famine, Habakkuk
says, ‘The Lord God is my strength, my personal bravery and my invincible army. He
makes my feet like hind’s feet and makes me to walk, not to stand still in terror, but to
walk and make spiritual progress upon my high places of trouble, suffering or
responsibility’. (That's obviously the Amplified version). But once again, just like Psalm
29, Habakkuk 3 ends by saying that God is our strength, our personal bravery, and
we're not going to stand still and tremble and shake. We're going to walk and make
progress upon the high places.
So, just summarize the difference between the wilderness of Sinai, where we have
been, and the wilderness of Paran, which the cloud of the Lord and the Ark of His
presence is leading the set apart remnant into.... The wilderness of Sinai is for
establishment of marriage covenant and for the making of the holy things, of the
Tabernacle and for the forging of the silver trumpet vessels that are going to release a
sound to initiate movement. The wilderness of Paran is the place where God begins to
execute His righteous judgments from, and where He releases His arrows from His
bow. He's going to pit the sons of Zion against the sons of Greece, as Zachariah 9 says.
Zachariah 9:13 ‘I have bent to Judah for Myself as My bow, filled the bow with Ephraim
as My arrow and I will stir up your sons O Zion against your sons O Greece and make
you as the sword of a mighty man. And the Lord shall be seen over them...’
His manifest presence and His glory are going to accompany His arrows; His weapons
of war that are going forth. ‘ ...and His arrow shall go forth as the lightning and the Lord
God will blow the trumpet and will go forth in the windstorms of the South’. Remember
that the Hebrew word for ‘south’ also means ‘right hand’. So, the Lord is going to go
forth into battle with the sons of the right hand, waging war against the dragon and his
troops. And in verse 15, ‘the Lord of Hosts will defend and protect them. They shall
devour and tread upon the enemies as on sling stones that have missed their aim. And
they shall drink of victory and be noisy as from wine and become full, like the bowls
used to catch the blood from the corners of the altar’. In other words, we will be filled
with the power of the Blood as we go into battle, as the manchild company. ‘And the
Lord their God will save them on that day as the flock of His people, for they shall be as
the jewels of a crown lifted high and shining, glittering upon His land. For how great is
God's goodness and how great is His beauty! And how great will He make Israel’s
beauty’. So, there it speaks again of those who are His jewels, those who fear the Lord
and speak often to one another and are written in the Book of Remembrance. God will
save them. God will save them and deliver them.
As Habakkuk 3 described, He went forth for the deliverance of His people. And just as
Moses said in Numbers 10:35 ‘Rise up, O Lord, let Your enemies be scattered and let
those who hate You flee before You’. That is mentioned again in Psalm 68, which is
also connected to Habakkuk 3 and to Psalm 29
Psalm 68:1 God is already beginning to arise and his enemies to scatter. Let them also
who hate him, flee before him...
This whole world elite who want to bring in the new world order, they are going to flee
‘As smoke is driven away, so drive them away. As wax melts before the fire, let the
wicked perish before the manifest presence of God. But let the righteous be glad. Let
them be in high spirits and glory before God and let them rejoice.’
As Habakkuk said. “Yet will I rejoice in the Lord!” Psalm 68 goes on, saying ‘Sing to
God, sing praises to His name, raise up a highway for Him who rides through the
deserts’. He's coming from the wilderness of Paran and His name is the Lord. ‘Be in
high spirits and glory before Him. He is a Father of the fatherless and a Judge and a
protector of the widows is God in His holy habitation’. Hallelujah! Hallelujah.
Psalm 68. ‘Oh, God. When you went forth before your people, when You marched
through the wilderness, the earth trembled and the heavens poured down rain at the
presence of God. Sinai quaked at the presence of God.’
When the manifest presence of God shows up, when He comes to go to war on behalf
of His people, the earth trembles and shakes. There is a physical manifestation and
reaction to the presence of Almighty God. And heavy latter rain pours down at the
presence of God. Listen to these beautiful words:
Psalm 68:9 ‘You, O God, did send a plentiful rain. You did restore and confirm your
heritage when it languished and was weary.’
You know, two days ago, we had an absolute cloudburst here. I live in a Mediterranean
climate in the Western Cape of South Africa. We are not supposed to have rain in
summer. We are in the midst of our hottest period of the year. And yet we had an
almighty cloudburst just after I sent out my message about ‘Thunder and Lightning
Released’. We had 74 mm within less than half an hour. It was a plentiful rain. It was
glorious and it was terrifying all at the same time. PSalm 68 speaks of a spiritual,
plentiful rain to restore and confirm or establish His heritage when it languished and was
weary. You know, this last year has been a hard year. It's been exhausting holding onto
the truth and batting away the lies that have been spewed out by the mainstream
media. It's been exhausting spiritually, it's been exhausting mentally, it's been
exhausting physically. I think you can really confirm that it's been quite a year of spiritual
battle. But Psalm 68:9 says the manifest presence of God that's coming is going to bring
a plentiful rain and He's going to restore and confirm those who are weary. And this is
one of my favorite verses, Psalm 68:10, speaking of the plentiful rain, ‘Your flock (the
little flock of God, the set apart remnant who follow the Lamb wherever He goes), Your
flock found a dwelling place in the plentiful rain. You, O God, in Your goodness did
provide for the poor and the needy’. So, the flock is not just passing through the plentiful
rain. The little flock of God, that remnant that is set apart and holy and looking for His
coming find a DWELLING PLACE, a settling down place, in the heavy latter rain. That
word for ‘dwelling place’ is ‘to sit down, to dwell, to settle, or to marry’. In other words, is
speaking of marriage covenant - it is speaking of the heavy latter rain being part of
what is imparted as a dwelling place to His faithful remnant. As the manifest presence of
God marches through the desert on behalf of His people, it brings that accompanying
heavy latter rain. Hosea 6:3 also confirms this: ‘Then shall we know, if we follow on to intimately know (or yadah) the Lord. His going forth is prepared and as certain as the dawn.
Every morning we know the sun's going to rise. In the same way, it's absolutely certain
that He's coming. ‘He will come to us as the heavy rain; as the latter rain that waters the
earth’. Hallelujah and hallelujah.
All I can say is 5783 is going to be an incredible year for His faithful remnant! It's going
to be a year of glory, a year of spiritual battle, a year of victories, a year of treading
down the enemy. But it's also going to be a year of the nations being measured, of
being shaken, of the natural vegetation and the earth itself being violently affected -
earthquakes, floods, volcanoes, tsunamis. And famine. But in the days of famine, His
faithful remnant will be satisfied.
May the Lord bless add to what I've shared with you and may you securely establish
yourself in His unshakable character and His goodness and in his faithfulness. He will
be your strength. As Habakkuk said, the Lord God is my strength, my personal
bravery, and my invincible army. From the wilderness of Paran, where the cloud is
going to tarry, and the people of his little flock are going to put down their tent pegs, in
this place, we are going to experience the glory of God amidst the shakings in the whole