The restoration of the male ministries
First posted: August 7, 2004
This article deals with the Scriptures' prophecy that the male ministry anointings will be restored in the Body of Christ during the latter-day revival. Under its current pastoral matriarchy, the Church has not allowed the manifestation of the true apostolic, prophetic, and evangelistic anointing in believers. Almighty God is about to break all of this, and when He does, believers throughout the Body of Christ will finally manifest the spirit nature that has been dormant inside of them for centuries.
In previous articles, we have described the "prophet vs. pastors" confrontation described by the Holy Spirit in chapter 31 of Isaiah, which will bring about a Church where One King, King Jesus, will reign in justice and rule in judgment (Isaiah 32:1), and where believers will break the triangle of evil that has trapped the God-potential of the Church for centuries (Isaiah 32:2). In Isaiah 32:3-4, the Lord prophesies the following:
"3 And the eyes of them that see shall not be dim, and the ears of them that hear shall hearken. 4 The heart also of the rash shall understand knowledge, and the tongue of the stammerers shall be ready to speak plainly." (Isaiah 32:3-4)
Here, the Lord describes four things that will happen during the latter-day Revival:
In this article, we will study the meaning of each of the four things listed above. However, in order to truly understand this list, we must first establish the parts of the soul that each of the "male ministries" operates on.
As we have studied before, this is the list of "male" and "female" ministries:
As we have shared before, the words "male" and "female" here do not refer to literal gender, but rather to spiritual functionality. "Male" ministries are ministries of "outward spiritual projection", while "female" ministries are "soul nurturing" ministries that "stay at home" to care for what the male ministries have brought home. There are 3 "male" ministries and 2 "female" ministries in the Body of Christ.
In previous articles, we have also studied that the soul has 3 components: the heart, the emotions, and the mind. Each of the 3 male ministries operates on each part of the soul. Which goes with which?
As we studied before, apostles are endowed by God with wisdom, and the purpose of wisdom is to make judgments. This is why Solomon prayed the following to God:
"Give me now wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people: for who can judge this thy people, that is so great?" (2 Chronicles 1:10)
This connection between wisdom and judgment is reinforced in other passages:
"The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, and his tongue talketh of judgment" (Psalms 37:30)
"25 And thou, Ezra, after the wisdom of thy God, that is in thine hand, set magistrates and judges, which may judge all the people that are beyond the river, all such as know the laws of thy God; and teach ye them that know them not. 26 And whosoever will not do the law of thy God, and the law of the king, let judgment be executed speedily upon him, whether it be unto death, or to banishment, or to confiscation of goods, or to imprisonment." (Ezra 7:25-26)
As is shown by the passage above, judgments are also related to laws, since judgments are the applications of laws in order to establish a verdict. From this, we can infer that wisdom is most intimately related to the mind, since judgments require the use of a mind that can interpret and combine laws in order to reach a verdict. All of this implies that apostles are endowed with wisdom from God so that they may in turn impart that wisdom on others in order to break mental bondages and barriers that are preventing them from manifesting God's purposes in their lives. As we have shared before, the wisdom anointing is not given to make the apostle superior to others, but rather so that others may receive an impartation of that wisdom that allows that wisdom to become their own, after which they can go and impart it to others.
Now that we know that the apostolic anointing works on the mind, let us see what area of the soul is worked by the prophetic anointing. As we studied before, prophets are called by God to impart God's vision and purposes to others. As we have shared before, prophets are the most "emotional" of all ministries, and they are called to cause others to fall in love with God's visions and purposes. All of this means that the prophetic anointing targets the emotions so that they may be channeled towards God's vision. The prophetic anointing breaks all the emotional barriers that prevent people from pursuing God's purposes.
If the apostolic anointing targets the mind and the prophetic anointing targets the emotions, it becomes evident that the evangelistic anointing targets the remaining part of the soul, the heart. As we have shared before, the "heart" in Scripture refers to our wills, i.e.- the part of our soul where we make decisions. This is why the evangelist is the one called to win hearts for Christ. The evangelistic anointing, when applied to unbelievers, is designed to make them take the decision of accepting Jesus as their Lord and Savior. If the unbeliever simply assents mentally to what the evangelist is saying, that is not enough; if the person assents mentally and is stirred emotionally, that is not enough. The evangelist is more interested in the person making a sincere decision to repent and receive Christ's salvation. Mental agreement and emotional tears are pointless if the unbeliever does not decide to accept salvation.
In a previous article, we shared that pastors are designed to nurture and correct the heart and the emotions, while teachers are designed to nurture and correct the mind. We can now summarize what we shared in this section in the following table:
Now that we have studied the part of the soul that each ministry is related to, we can continue with Isaiah 32:3-4, and see how it relates to each of the 5 ministries.
When Isaiah declares that "the eyes of them that see shall not be dim" (Isaiah 32:3), what is he referring to? To answer this, we must first understand the spiritual meaning of "the eyes" in Scripture. In Genesis, the Word declares the following:
For a long time, I was puzzled by the phrase "God saw that it was good". Why would God say that He "saw" that it was good, when everything He does is good by definition? As time went by, the Lord gave me the following answer: the story of Genesis chapters 1 and 2 is not the story of the "creation" of the Earth but rather the "recreation" or "regeneration" of the Earth after it was corrupted by evil spirits (we share more on this in a previous article). Genesis 1 and 2, therefore, are a prophetic figure of how God restores souls. God evaluated the Earth between verses 1 and 2 of Genesis 1 and found it lacking. He therefore brought floods of judgment against it (Genesis 1:2) and then proceeded to regenerate the Earth. His regeneration removed all that was "not good" and replaced it with what was "good". God's eyes are eyes of judgment. It is through His eyes that He evaluates us and declares us as being "good" or "not good":
"3 But thou, O LORD, knowest me: thou hast seen me, and tried mine heart toward thee: pull them out like sheep for the slaughter, and prepare them for the day of slaughter. 4 How long shall the land mourn, and the herbs of every field wither, for the wickedness of them that dwell therein? the beasts are consumed, and the birds; because they said, He shall not see our last end." (Jeremiah 12:3-4)
Just as God's eyes are eyes of judgment, our eyes were also given to us by God to evaluate, to judge, for we were made in His image and likeness. For example, when we are picking fruits at a fruit stand, we use our eyes to evaluate each fruit and determine which ones are the best; when a judge is trying a case, he or she tries to "see" all the evidence in order to reach a verdict. This means that "the eyes that see" of Isaiah 32:3 refer to the judgments of believers in the Church.
Why does Isaiah 32:3 say that the eyes "shall not be dim"? To answer this, we have to read what this verse really says in the original Hebrew text. The word "dim" in this verse is translated from the Hebrew word shaah, which literally means, "to gaze about" or "to turn the gaze away". Therefore, Isaiah 32:3 should really say, "the eyes that see shall not look away". Since the eyes refer to making judgments, what God is saying here is that believers have constantly "looked away" when they see sin because they refuse to make judgments. As we shared in a previous article, the Church has been ruled by a Canaanite pastoral matriarchy that hates judgments and has taught believers that making judgments is a sin. In a previous article, we explained how the Lord's words, "Judge not, that ye be not judged" in Matthew 7:1 have been conveniently taken out of context and misinterpreted by pastors, thereby nullifying all the other passages of Scripture that call us to make judgments (in the Spirit, not the soul). Christians are therefore taught to "look away" when they see sin, to pretend like the sin is not there in order to avoid making any judgments. This has allowed the spread of spiritual diseases throughout the Church, since "infected" believers are never judged in the Spirit. Instead of treating believers in willful sin with spiritual word of judgment, fellow believers simply allow willful sin to roam about. The only time that judgments seem acceptable is when a believer is condemned for judging the actions of a pastor or elder. Isn't it interesting that those who teach us "not to judge" are actually judging us when they condemn us for making judgments? The "we should never judge" posture is inherently self-contradictory, because, in order to maintain that posture, you must be willing to judge those who do not abide by it!!!
Why do pastors preach against judgment? One reason is because they don't want to turn people away. They want congregations where gooey, "soulish" love fills the atmosphere so that people may be drawn to those congregations by the desire to have soulish communion, not to have an encounter with God. The doctrine of "thou shalt not judge" ensures the popularity of the pastor, inside and outside the Church, and ensures "instant growth" in the size of the congregation. Canaanite pastors do not understand God's judgments and confuse them with Jebusite legalism, because they refuse to understand God's judgments in the spirit, choosing instead to understand them at the soul level.
Watch out, Canaanite pastors, because the Lord declares that your doctrine of "judging is a sin" will be toppled!!! The eyes of them that see shall no longer look away, and sin will be judged as sin and righteousness as righteousness. This word is against you, Canaanite pastors:
"7 Ye who turn judgment to wormwood, and leave off righteousness in the earth, 8 Seek him that maketh the seven stars and Orion, and turneth the shadow of death into the morning, and maketh the day dark with night: that calleth for the waters of the sea, and poureth them out upon the face of the earth: The LORD is his name: 9 That strengtheneth the spoiled against the strong, so that the spoiled shall come against the fortress. 10 They hate him that rebuketh in the gate, and they abhor him that speaketh uprightly." (Amos 5:7-10)
Notice that verse 8 above speaks of God pouring waters over the face of the Earth, in much the same way that He did between Genesis 1:1 and 1:2, and during Noah's flood. When God beheld evil on the Earth, He flooded it, killed off all sin and iniquity, and started anew, regenerating the Earth. Our God is a God of root-removing surgeries, not of symptom-relieving pills that leave the root of the disease.
The Canaanite matriarchy has taught believers "not to judge", but as verse 10 above declares, they have judged and condemned those who speak in righteousness. They hate those who rebuke at the gate; as we have studied before, "gates" in Scripture represent "judgment", since ancient cities used to hold their trials at the cities' gates. Amos 5:10, therefore, is referring to the venomous hatred that is thrown in the direction of those who speak words of judgment and who call sin "evil" and righteousness "good". It is interesting how that gooey, make-me-feel-good kind of love that pastors so strongly espouse can turn into such vitriolic hatred when they speak against those who pronounce words of judgments in the Spirit!!!
In Genesis 1, after God flooded the Earth and began His process of regeneration, this is the first thing that He did:
"3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. 4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. 5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day." (Genesis 1:3-5)
Notice that, in verse 4, God judges the light as "good" and then proceeds to "divide the light from the darkness". This "division" refers to how God separates the "good" from the "evil". God is not a God of "mixtures". The first part of restoring a soul is to establish a clear division between day and night, between good and evil, between right and wrong. No one can sincerely be born again without first admitting that he or she is a "sinner", and that is impossible if he or she does not recognize that certain things are "sin" and certain things are "not sin". This is why Amos 5:8 quoted above also makes a reference to the "day" and the "night".
When God declares in Amos 5:8 that He will make the shadow of death into morning, He is saying that those who have been labeled as "murderers" (i.e.- "shadows of death") for pronouncing words of judgment will be proven to have been in the right all along. In a sense, judgment does kill. This is why Hebrews 4:12 speaks of the word of God (the "logos" of God, in Greek) as a sword that judges the thoughts and the intentions of the heart (the King James translators translated the word "judge" in the Greek as "discerner", because it sounded "gentler"). As we all know, swords were created to kill, not to caress, and when we pronounce judgments in the Spirit, we are in fact performing an act of death on the sin and iniquity in the heart of the other person. If we are "killing" in the Spirit, however, those who die in repentance will resurrect to new life. This is why the "shadow of death" of Amos 5:8 is turned into "morning". Legalistic judgment, i.e.- judgment in the soul, only kills but never resurrects. The only cases where judgments in the Spirit are not followed by resurrection occur when the person's heart is so hardened and unrepentant that there is no restoration possible:
"2 Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit. 3 Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you." (John 15:2-3)
"6 If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned. 7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. 8 Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples" (John 15:6-8)
It is interesting to me how Canaanite pastors focus so much on the "love" part of John chapter 15 and never notice that the chapter starts by speaking of "purging" or "pruning" through His word (v2,3) and of casting into the fire those branches that do not bear fruit. The "fire" referred to here is not literal hell, but rather the casting away of a person's prophetic calling in life. As we have shared before, I know of many pastors whose prophetic calling has been cast off into the fire of Gehenna long, long ago, and they continue to serve as pastors and continue to be respected as "ministers of God", the same way that Saul continued as "king" in the eyes of men long after he had been cast off by God. When such men and women continue to "serve", all they do is contaminate others spiritually so that more and more believers' callings may burn in the fires of Gehenna along with their own calling. It is worth noting that "Gehenna" refers to a place outside of Jerusalem where trash and waste was burned away; trash, by definition, is something that has lost its usefulness or purpose, and refers spiritually to any person who has lost his or her prophetic purpose or calling in life. If you are reading this paragraph and you are afraid that you are one of these persons, it is very likely that you are not. People who have lost their calling lose all sensitivity to that loss. In other words, they do not care about losing their calling; they are only concerned about the temporary consequences that the loss of their calling might produce, the same way that Saul did not care when Samuel said to him that he had been cut off by God, caring only that the loss of Samuel's support would affect his political approval ratings among the people of Israel (1 Samuel 15:22-31). Those whose callings are still alive fear losing that calling because they dread the thought of being rejected by God, not by men.
In Amos 5:8, the Lord also declares that He will make the day "dark with night". This refers to the fact that what is considered "good" (i.e.- as "daylight"), shall be revealed to have been dark and evil all along. Pastors rejoice in their "gospel" of "human mercy" that is driven by a soulish emotionalism that condones iniquity and sin, and is focused solely on relieving suffering and not in begetting righteousness. They see it as "good" that their "gospel" has produced a Church of weakly sheep instead of a Church of mighty warriors and conquerors who manifest the Glory of God on Earth. God is about to show that this "artificial, man-made day" was nothing but darkness of night in His eyes.
Canaanite pastors, your days are numbered, for the Lord has prophesied that He will raise up a spiritual Church where believers will not be taught to "look away" when they see sin. Believers will begin to judge with spirit-based judgment. As we shared at the beginning of this article, the apostolic ministry is the one related to wisdom and judgment, meaning that true apostolic wisdom will be poured into the Church. God has not poured this wisdom in the past because wisdom is given to make judgments, meaning that there is no use in having wisdom if you are unwilling to make judgments. It is like giving a gun to a soldier who believes that shooting is a sin!
When the Lord says that "the eyes that see shall not be dim", He is saying to us that the apostolic anointing of wisdom and judgments will be restored in the Church during the latter-day revival.
Now that we have understood the meaning of "the eyes that see shall not be dim" in Isaiah 32:3, we must discern the meaning of the next part of the verse: "the ears of them that hear shall hearken". In order to do this, we must first go to the original text. The word "hear" in Isaiah 32:3 is translated from the Hebrew word shama and is very similar to the word shamah, which means, "there", or "present", and is used at the end of the book of Ezekiel when describing the walls of the "new city" (i.e.- the latter-day Church):
"It was round about eighteen thousand measures: and the name of the city from that day shall be, The LORD is there" (Ezekiel 48:35)
In Hebrew, the phrase "the LORD is there" literally says, "Jehovah-Shamah". This is one of the 7 "Jehovah Names" that appears in Scripture; some say that there are 12 names, but the other 5 names either appear too many times to be unique, are not mentioned specifically as "names", or are not directly related to the name "Jehovah" (for a list of the 7 names that appear three times or less in Scripture, are mentioned specifically as "names", and are directly related to the name "Jehovah", you may refer to the brief list of the 7 Spirits of God given in a previous article).
The name "Jehovah-Shamah" in Ezekiel 48:35 speaks of God's presence filling the latter-day Church. This immediately makes a reference to the prophetic ministry, since it is through the prophetic anointing that God fills people with a sense of vision and purpose in their lives. The lack of vision and purpose eventually produces a sense of "emptiness", "void", or "purposelessness". When you impart the prophetic anointing to others, you are imparting the name "Jehovah-Shamah", and you are allowing them to realize that "God is there", that there is a sense of vision and meaning to their lives and that God has called them for a purpose. When the true prophetic anointing is cut off in a congregation, empty religiosity soon ensues.
The Church is currently full of earthly pastors and congregation members that make light of the true prophetic anointing. As we have shared in previous articles, the Church is full of Girgashite believers who focus on the earthly and visible, and who prefer a more "down-to-earth gospel" devoid of spiritual overtones. Passages in Scripture, such as the following, that speak of people entering into "prophetic trances", make Girgashite believers very uncomfortable (they simply choose to ignore them and pretend like they are not there):
"24 And Moses went out, and told the people the words of the LORD, and gathered the seventy men of the elders of the people, and set them round about the tabernacle. 25 And the LORD came down in a cloud, and spake unto him, and took of the spirit that was upon him, and gave it unto the seventy elders: and it came to pass, that, when the spirit rested upon them, they prophesied, and did not cease." (Numbers 11:24-25)
[Notice that God's Shamah presence (in a cloud) brought about the manifestation of prophecy]
"10 And when they came thither to the hill, behold, a company of prophets met him; and the Spirit of God came upon him, and he prophesied among them. 11 And it came to pass, when all that knew him beforetime saw that, behold, he prophesied among the prophets, then the people said one to another, What is this that is come unto the son of Kish? Is Saul also among the prophets?" (1 Samuel 10:10-11)
"20 And Saul sent messengers to take David: and when they saw the company of the prophets prophesying, and Samuel standing as appointed over them, the Spirit of God was upon the messengers of Saul, and they also prophesied. 21 And when it was told Saul, he sent other messengers, and they prophesied likewise. And Saul sent messengers again the third time, and they prophesied also. 22 Then went he also to Ramah, and came to a great well that is in Sechu: and he asked and said, Where are Samuel and David? And one said, Behold, they be at Naioth in Ramah. 23 And he went thither to Naioth in Ramah: and the Spirit of God was upon him also, and he went on, and prophesied, until he came to Naioth in Ramah. 24 And he stripped off his clothes also, and prophesied before Samuel in like manner, and lay down naked all that day and all that night. Wherefore they say, Is Saul also among the prophets?" (1 Samuel 19:20-24)
"3 And he took up his parable, and said, Balaam the son of Beor hath said, and the man whose eyes are open hath said: 4 He hath said, which heard the words of God, which saw the vision of the Almighty, falling into a trance, but having his eyes open: 5 How goodly are thy tents, O Jacob, and thy tabernacles, O Israel!" (Numbers 24:3-5)
"9 On the morrow, as they went on their journey, and drew nigh unto the city, Peter went up upon the housetop to pray about the sixth hour: 10 And he became very hungry, and would have eaten: but while they made ready, he fell into a trance, 11 And saw heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending unto him, as it had been a great sheet knit at the four corners, and let down to the earth:" (Acts 10:9-11)
"17 And it came to pass, that, when I was come again to Jerusalem, even while I prayed in the temple, I was in a trance; 18 And saw him saying unto me, Make haste, and get thee quickly out of Jerusalem: for they will not receive thy testimony concerning me." (Acts 22:17-18)
[The word translated as "trance" in verse 17 is the Greek word "ekstasis", from which we get the word "ecstasy" in English, which refers to a state of strong emotional overflow]
"And they were all amazed, and they glorified God, and were filled with fear, saying, We have seen strange things to day." (Luke 5:26)
[The word translated as "amazed" above is the same Greek word "ekstasis" mentioned above. Notice how this strong emotional overflow "filled" them with fear. The prophetic Shamah presence of God produces a sense of "filling".]
"1 And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. 2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. 3 And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. 4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance." (Acts 2:1-4)
All of the above makes Girgashite believers very nervous because it sounds like "religious fanaticism" and "nonsense". They prefer a stoic religiosity where emotions are fully under control and where people who claim to have visions and supernatural experiences are shut up because such nonsense might scare the sheep away!
The Lord, however, has declared that "the ears of them that hear shall hearken". As we said above, the word "hear" is shama in Hebrew, which points to the manifestation of the prophetic Shamah presence in the Church. As we have shared in previous articles, the mind is designed to "see" while the heart is designed to "hear", and the emotions serve as the "antennas" through which the heart hears. In a person under the prophetic anointing, the emotional antennas become very sensible, and they at times supersede what the mind can see. In the natural realm, this occurs, for example, when a friend calls your name while he is standing behind you; your "eyes" may not be able to see the friend, but your "ears" are able to hear his voice, and you make the decision to turn around and greet him despite the fact that you cannot see him; in this scenario, what your ears heard took precedence over what your eyes saw. Since our minds are the "eyes" of our souls and the emotions are the hearing antennas, the prophetic anointing usually causes us to act in ways that seem contrary to what the natural mind might consider as "normal" or "acceptable". To put it in simpler terms, the prophetic anointing makes people seem "crazy" to the natural mind. This is the reason why the prophetic anointing is rejected in many congregations. It is worth noting that the prophetic anointing goes beyond the gift of prophecy. I have been in "Pentecostal" churches where the prophetic gift is allowed to be manifested, but where the prophets are figuratively stoned to death when they give prophetic word that confronts the pastor's statutes or decrees. Prophets throughout Scripture are shown as unafraid to confront human authority when that authority defies God's principles and purposes, and wherever prophets are not allowed to speak with that freedom, the true prophetic anointing is not there. Since Shamah means "present" or "there", we can say that such "spiritual cities" are called "Jehovah not shamah", in contrast to the city named "Jehovah-Shamah" in Ezekiel 48:35.
In the phrase "the ears of them that hear shall hearken" of Isaiah 32:3, the word "hearken" is translated from the Hebrew word qashab, which means, "to be attentive", or "to pay attention". This means that the "hearing antennas" (i.e.- the emotions) of God's people will not be stoned to death but will instead be activated and placed on high so that they may be attentive to the voice of the Spirit. The Amorite pastors, the Jebusite deacons, and the Girgashite believers will no longer shut off the prophetic anointing in the people of God throughout the Church. The prophetic spirit will finally be set free, and God's Shamahpresence will fill the Body of Christ with prophetic vision and purpose.
We must now study the meaning of the phrase "The heart of the rash shall understand knowledge" in Isaiah 32:4. The phrase "of the rash" that appears in this phrase is translated from the Hebrew word mahar, which means, "to hasten, to precipitate, to be impetuous". Since the "heart" is the part of the soul where the will resides, we can infer that the phrase "the heart of the rash" refers to people who have a self-will so strong that they do things and make decisions without asking God first. We are all susceptible to this sin, but the Scriptures show that the ones most susceptible are people with a strong evangelistic calling. Why? Because, as we shared above:
"21 When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace: 22 But when a stronger than he shall come upon him, and overcome him, he taketh from him all his armour wherein he trusted, and divideth his spoils." (Luke 11:21-22)
This is why evangelists have the anointing to conquer many souls for the Lord at once, because they have the Joshua anointing to tear down spiritual strongholds so that people may be free to believe with their hearts. As you may know, Simon Peter had a strong evangelistic calling on his life (Luke 5:10), and, in his first two sermons after the Lord ascended to Heaven, 3,000 and 5,000 converted to the Lord at once (Acts 2:41, Acts 4:4).
Evangelists are conquerors with strong wills that have a hard time taking "no" for an answer. This is why evangelists many times end up as successful salesmen and saleswomen. If you get a call from an annoying telemarketer who just can't take "no" for an answer, you might just be speaking to an evangelist!!
Having a strong-willed heart is a wonderful asset for an evangelist, but it can become a terrible hindrance when the evangelist is not led by the Spirit. This is why Simon Peter, the evangelist, was such an impetuous and hasty man; he would rush to say and do things without thinking, because his strong-willed heart was not yet fully submissive to the leading of the Spirit. As we shared in our previous article, an evangelist who is not led of the Spirit is susceptible to becoming a domineering Amorite king who carnally imposes his (or her) kingly will on others.
Many "pastors" are really evangelists who are called "pastors" because the evangelical Church has mistakenly considered that anyone at the top of some "church hierarchy" must be called "pastor" (neither does the Bible speak of a "hierarchy", nor it ever speaks of the pastoral ministry as the "ministry numero uno" in the Church). Many of these "pastors", who are really evangelists, are overtaken by Amorite spirits that impel them to take on projects and activities that God never asked them to do. They do this, that, and the other, and go to sleep at the end of the day thinking that they are really serving God, without realizing that God is displeased with all that they did that day. This type of rashness is equivalent to a waitress who is in such a hurry to serve you a meal that she goes to the kitchen and orders the meal, without asking you what you wanted to eat!
The days of the "impetuous hearts" is about to end. The days of a Church full of believers going about millions of activities without asking God are almost over. The heart of the rash "shall understand knowledge", according to Isaiah 32:4, which refers to a Church full of believers who know God's intimate will. The word "knowledge" in Isaiah 32:4 is translated from the Hebrew word daath, which in turn is derived from the word yada, meaning, "to know". The word yada is used many times in Scripture to refer to the physical intimacy between husband and wife (as when Adam "knew" Eve in Genesis 4:1). This is why the word "knowledge" in Isaiah 32:4 refers to a Church full of believers who are intimate with God and who come to know God's intimate will. They will know that will and carry it out.
"38 Now it came to pass, as they went, that he entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house. 39 And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus’ feet, and heard his word. 40 But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me. 41 And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things: 42 But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her." (Luke 10:38-42)
While Martha was hastily preparing a meal for Jesus, Mary was at Jesus' feet, attentive to the will of the Master. Mary was trying to understand what the Master wanted, while Martha was busily preparing things for Jesus without trying to know what He wanted her to do. The days of "Martha churches" will soon be over, and a mighty remnant with evangelistic anointing that will know God intimately and be attentive to His will will be manifested. Those will be glorious days, my friend!!!
So far, we have seen how Isaiah 32:3-4 speaks of
As the three "male-ministry" anointings (i.e.- the apostolic, the prophetic, and the evangelistic anointings) are restored in believers throughout the Body of Christ, what will ensue? The answer is found in the second part of Isaiah 32:4, where the Lord declares that "the tongue of the stammerers shall be ready to speak plainly". It is interesting to note that the word that the King James translators decided to translate as "shall be ready to" is the same Hebrew word mahar mentioned above, which means "to be rash" or "to be impetuous". In other words, Isaiah 32:4 should really say, "the tongue of the stammerers shall be rash to speak plainly"; the KJV translators obviously preferred the phrase "shall be ready to" because it sounded more "solemn" and "spiritual".
The reason why the Lord inspired Isaiah to use the word mahar twice in verse Isaiah 32:4 is to illustrate a contrast. While the Church has been rash and impetuous to do activities without asking God what He wanted, she has been very slow and tentative to speak in the authority and boldness of the Spirit. This "tentativeness" or "hesitancy" is what the "stammering" in Isaiah 32:4 refers to. The Church, under the pastoral matriarchy, is unfortunately full of sheepish believers who are afraid to manifest spiritual authority in their prayers and words because they have been slapped into thinking that the only ones who "have the right" to speak with spiritual authority are the pastors and "full-time ministers" that are officially recognized by some religious council or panel. Once the male-ministry anointing has been slapped out of us, we are left as weak and timid "spiritual females" that can do nothing but stammer, opting, therefore, to remain silent and allow the "truly important" people to speak (i.e.- pastors and elders).
Woe be unto you, oh hypocritical pastor! How many times haven't you preached the following verse,
"7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind." (2 Timothy 1:7)
and have forgotten to preach the rest of that passage:
" 8 Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God; 9 Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began, 10 But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel:" (2 Timothy 1:8-10)
Verse 9 clearly states that God has "saved us" and "called us with a holy calling". Does this passage apply to pastors only? Haven't we all been washed in the same blood and anointed with the same anointing oil? Haven't we all been called with a holy calling, given to us in Christ Jesus before the foundation of the world? Why then, do you pastor instill a spirit of fear in those under your care, ordering them not to speak in the authority of the Spirit, especially when the words spoken confront your faults? The Lord has given you time to repent, oh pastor, and if you don't, He will cast you into bed with Jezebel, with that harlot that accuses the prophets of being rebellious and who teaches the Church to kill and eat up their yet-undeveloped prophetic callings as a sacrifice for idols (i.e.- for Church "leaders"):
"30 And when Jehu was come to Jezreel, Jezebel heard of it; and she painted her face, and tired her head, and looked out at a window. 31 And as Jehu entered in at the gate, she said, Had Zimri peace, who slew his master?" (2 Kings 9:30-31)
[Notice that Jezebel accuses Jehu of "rebellion"; if you read the entire chapter 9 of 2 Kings, you will see that Jehu was a captain under the king of Israel who rebelled against the king and killed him, at God's prompting, and who was called by God to kill Jezebel in order to fulfill the word against Jezebel given by Elijah the prophet. When she called Jehu by the name of "Zimri" in verse 31 above, she was implicitly saying, "You are nothing more than a rebellious slave who does not want to submit to his master"; this can be derived when you read about the God-impelled Zimri rebellion in 1 Kings 16:8-13; Jehu and Zimri did not end well, but it was because they went astray after becoming kings, not before.]
"8 So she wrote letters in Ahab’s name, and sealed them with his seal, and sent the letters unto the elders and to the nobles that were in his city, dwelling with Naboth. 9 And she wrote in the letters, saying, Proclaim a fast, and set Naboth on high among the people: 10 And set two men, sons of Belial, before him, to bear witness against him, saying, Thou didst blaspheme God and the king. And then carry him out, and stone him, that he may die. 11 And the men of his city, even the elders and the nobles who were the inhabitants in his city, did as Jezebel had sent unto them, and as it was written in the letters which she had sent unto them. 12 They proclaimed a fast, and set Naboth on high among the people. 13 And there came in two men, children of Belial, and sat before him: and the men of Belial witnessed against him, even against Naboth, in the presence of the people, saying, Naboth did blaspheme God and the king. Then they carried him forth out of the city, and stoned him with stones, that he died. 14 Then they sent to Jezebel, saying, Naboth is stoned, and is dead." (1 Kings 21: 8-14)
[Jezebel, the king's wife, conspired against Naboth because Naboth did not "submit" to the king's desire to buy his vineyard. Notice that, in verse 10, Jezebel orders the elders of the city to accuse Naboth of blaspheming "against God and the king". The elders were so desirous of being submissive to Mrs. "I-am-the-Queen" that they shed the blood of an innocent man. Churches all over the world have their floors stained with the blood of prophets killed by fellow believers who want to be "submissive" to their human authorities.]
"20 Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols. 21 And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not. 22 Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds. 23 And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works." (Revelation 2:20-23)
I am angered by pastors who preach that the "Jezebel spirit" refers to a spirit that stirs the congregation to rebellion against the pastor. For starters, Jezebel was not a peasant girl devoid of power and authority who wanted to be queen; she already was the king's wife, a part of the ruling oligarchy, so it is utterly foolish to associate her with a spirit of mutiny against the rulers. Second, Jezebel is shown in Scripture as opposing those who rebel, as was the case with Jehu and Naboth, meaning that Jezebel is a suppressor of the true prophetic spirit that rebels against established human authority so that God's purposes may be manifested. Jezebel has been the one that has for centuries ordered the slapping of believers into sheepish submission to men rather than to God, and Jezebel is the spirit behind the pastoral matriarchy. Cursed be the spirit of Jezebel, and cursed be all those who promote that spirit inside the Church!!! I shall see the day when that harlot Jezebel will be cast into bed and judged throughout the Body of Christ. Those who are hesitant to speak shall then speak boldly, and words of authority shall pour out of their mouths, tearing down spiritual kingdoms and strongholds, and bringing about the greatest Revival mankind has ever seen.
"28 And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his doctrine: 29 For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes." (Matthew 7:28-29)
"1 And after these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven, saying, Alleluia; Salvation, and glory, and honour, and power, unto the Lord our God: 2 For true and righteous are his judgments: for he hath judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and hath avenged the blood of his servants at her hand. 3 And again they said, Alleluia. And her smoke rose up for ever and ever. 4 And the four and twenty elders and the four beasts fell down and worshipped God that sat on the throne, saying, Amen; Alleluia. 5 And a voice came out of the throne, saying, Praise our God, all ye his servants, and ye that fear him, both small and great. 6 And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth. 7 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. 8 And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints. 9 And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God. 10 And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy." (Revelation 19:1-10)