Lift up your heads, O you gates!
And be lifted up, you everlasting doors!
And the King of glory shall come in.
Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty,
The LORD mighty in battle. Psalm 24:7,8
THE KING OF GLORY
THE KING OF GLORY
by Scott McConaughey
Copyright © 2013 by Scott McConaughey
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All Scripture verses are taken from the New King James Bible unless otherwise noted.
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The Gathering Place
Pastor Scott McConaughey
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
CHAPTER 1 – THE LORD OF HOSTS ……………………………………. 8
CHAPTER 2 – THE ANGEL OF THE LORD……………………………... 17
CHAPTER 3 – THE CAPTAIN OF THE ARMIES OF HEAVEN………... 27
CHAPTER 4 – HOLY, HOLY, HOLY IS THE LORD OF HOSTS……….. 33
CHAPTER 5 – THE LION OF THE TRIBE OF JUDAH……………..…… 44
CHAPTER 6 – THE KING OF GLORY…………………………………..... 54
CHAPTER 7 – THE ZEAL OF THE LORD OF HOSTS………………..…. 61
CHAPTER 8 – THE RIGHTEOUS JUDGE OF ALL THE EARTH……….. 70
CHAPTER 9 – THE PROPHETIC VOICE OF THE LORD OF HOSTS…... 79
CHAPTER 10 – THE FIERY WRATH OF THE LORD OF HOSTS…….… 90
CHAPTER 11 – THE WEAPONS OF THE WARRIOR BRIDE………….. 98
CHAPTER 12 – THE KING OF KINGS ……………………………………111
THE KING OF GLORY - INTRODUCTION
Lift up your heads, O you gates! And be lifted up, you everlasting doors! And the
King of glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and
mighty, the LORD mighty in battle. Lift up your heads, O you gates! Lift up, you
everlasting doors! And the King of glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory?
The LORD of hosts, He is the King of glory. Selah Psalm 24:7-10
Jesus Christ is The Lord of Hosts and He is the King of Glory! Our Lord is infinite in
power and is returning to earth as the mighty warrior King. He is the Captain of all the
armies of heaven, the commander and chief over all God’s warriors. This study will
examine His word regarding the King of Glory, the Lord of hosts and various aspects of
His great name.
Declaring the Name of the Lord
And I have declared to them Your name, and will declare it, that the love with which
You loved Me may be in them, and I in them. John 17:26
Through the names of God, scripture reveals the character, heart, attributes, personality,
works, ways and essential being of our Creator. Jesus promised to declare the revelation
of the name, or nature, of God so that the love of the Father might be in His disciples and
the nature of Christ Himself might be formed in them. Jesus’ high priestly prayer
promised that the revelation of His name would produce in His disciples the same perfect
love that the Father had for His Son. As we receive the revelation of His name as the
King of Glory, the Lord of hosts, we will grow to love Jesus just as the Father does.
When the Holy Spirit enables us to behold Jesus’ glory as we earnestly study His name,
we will experience revelation from above and our very nature will begin to be
transformed to become more like Him (II Corinthians 3:18). We will grow in love and
appreciation for Jesus Christ and learn to love Him as the Father loves Him.
If you love Me, keep My commandments. He who has My commandments and
keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father,
and I will love him and manifest Myself to him. John 14:15,21
Loving Jesus means obeying Jesus! If a person claims to be a Christian who loves God,
but he does not obey His commandments, he does not truly love God. He may have an
intellectual belief in God, but Jesus taught us that love evidences itself by simply obeying
The purpose of this book is to declare the name of Jesus Christ as the King of Glory so
that each reader will come to know Him more intimately and make a total commitment to
love Him as the Father loves Him. This will be evidenced by a lifestyle of absolute
obedience to His voice at all times without hesitation. Those who live in obedience will
discover that Jesus will manifest His presence and leadership to them in marvelous ways.
As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love. If you keep My
commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s
commandments and abide in His love. These things I have spoken to you, that My
joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full. This is My commandment,
that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this,
than to lay down one’s life for his friends. You are My friends if you do whatever I
command you. John 15:9-14
Jesus commands us to love one another. True love covers a multitude of sins. There is no
greater love than to lay one’s life down for his friends and his Lord. As our knowledge of
the King of Glory increases, we are going to love our brothers, cover their sins and give
our lives in service for them. In the last days, we will love the Lord of hosts so much that
we will joyfully obey His commands and lay down our lives serving Him! This perfect
love imparted to our hearts by intimately knowing His name casts out all fear and
transforms us into bold faith walking lovers of God that overcome the world, the flesh
and the devil.
The Coming King of Glory
Many Christians are crying out for the King of Glory to come into their midst and dwell
among them. Many times we have asked God to reveal His glory in our midst, and He
has answered in some measure. John taught us that “the Word became flesh and dwelt
among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,
full of grace and truth” (John 1:14).
The grace of Jesus is seen in the image of the Lamb of God. The truth of Jesus is seen in
the image of the Lion of Judah. The glory of God consists of grace and truth, Lamb and
Lion. Most believers know Jesus as the Lamb of God and churches have focused heavily
upon the Lamb’s grace, mercy, gentleness and sacrificial love. This is wonderful, but it is
incomplete without the revelation of the truth nature of Jesus, which reflects on His
holiness, justice, judgments and absolute standards.
Jesus is coming back soon and will primarily manifest Himself as the Lion of the tribe of
Judah (Revelation 5:5). He is not returning in mercy but in wrath, judgment and
vengeance. This book will focus on the revelation of His fierce warrior nature as the
King of Glory and the holy violence of His eternal retribution.
Standing in the Gap Before The King of Glory
“The people of the land have used oppressions, committed robbery, and mistreated
the poor and needy; and they wrongfully oppress the stranger. So I sought for a
man among them who would make a wall, and stand in the gap before Me on behalf
of the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found no one. Therefore I have
poured out My indignation on them; I have consumed them with the fire of My
wrath; and I have recompensed their deeds on their own heads,” says the Lord
GOD. Ezekiel 22:29-31
It is one thing to pray before a God of mercy asking for the salvation of a loved one. It is
an entirely different challenge to stand in the gap of intercession before the God of
indignation who is ready to consume people with His wrath for their gross iniquities.
God is perfectly just in pouring out wrath, but He would much rather express His mercy
through anointed preaching of repentance and faith in Jesus Christ.
We may be called in days ahead to stand in the gap and intercede to halt the wrath of God
on our land. Unless you have been called into that gap standing slot, it is difficult to
explain the intense exposure of light that hits the hidden areas of your heart.
Some people teach that the fear of the Lord is reverential awe. I’m not sure any of them
have stood in the gap before the wrath of God. Fear in my experience not only means
fear, it means sheer terror. Moses knew the terror and fear of an awesome holy God who
does not change. Moses approached the thick darkness where God was, although the
people shrank back in denial. They did not want to hear the voice that could shake the
ground, so they told Moses to go before them and be their spokesman (Exodus 20:18-21).
A Fire Goes Before Him
As I glanced at the headlines of the local newspaper one morning, I read, “MAN
KILLED BY LIGHTING IN BACKYARD”, I heard the Holy Spirit say “Psalm 97:3”.
A fire goes before Him, and burns up His enemies round about. His lightnings light
the world; the earth sees and trembles. The mountains melt like wax at the presence
of the LORD, at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth. The heavens declare
His righteousness, and all the peoples see His glory. Psalm 97:3-6
The Lord of hosts was giving me a vivid illustration of the how the fire of God will come.
His fire comes to kill our flesh and reveal His glory. No one can stand before the
presence of the approaching fire of the King of Glory unless they are prepared by God to
do so. His fire goes before Him as a trumpet call to repentance. When He fully arrives as
the King of Glory, the time will be too late to repent.
He is first coming to burn up the wood, hay and stubble in His Church. One prophet said
the Lord is walking through His church lighting matches. Everything that can burn will
burn. Everything that can be shaken will be shaken. His voice is awesome in every way,
and the prophetic voice of the Bible will awaken in the last days as the saints come into
agreement with the King of Glory.
The King of Kings Returns
The great warrior King does not return on His white horse alone (see Revelation 19:1116). He will bring an entire army of those who submit to His Lordship. They will ride
on white horses too. Years ago I saw a beautiful vision of Jesus Christ on a giant white
horse. He smiled at me, winked and said, “Do you want to come ride with me and win
some nations?” I answered enthusiastically “yes” not realizing that I was signing up for
boot camp under the drill sergeant of the Holy Spirit.
The best and safest place for every Christian to be is in absolute obedience to the
Commander and Chief at all times. Any form of rebellion places us in grave danger
because the enemy is at war against the saints looking for sinful places to land and
devour. Any heart not fully given to love Jesus and obey His word has an opening for the
enemy to attack, deceive, steal and destroy.
The Lord is training a company of loyal, loving warriors who will obey their Lord. These
are the overcomers who will not love their lives unto death. They will obey the Lord by
taking the gospel to dangerous lands and may end up martyred in direct obedience to the
King of Glory. We must grow to be so captivated by the love of God that we will
willingly give our lives in submission to His orders.
A day is soon coming where only those who absolutely and completely obey His every
command without hesitation will be safe and secure from the onslaught of hell. The
enemy is loosing more evil power on Earth and the church does not appear to be
improving her armor or power as quickly.
The church of carnal man’s leadership is collapsing under the pressure of spiritual forces
of wickedness who have become bolder in their frontal assaults. Only the church led by
the Holy Spirit on the foundation of apostles and prophets will endure in the end days.
We have been weak and foolish in our pursuit of the knowledge of God. We desperately
need to know Him as He reveals Himself as the King of Glory and become like Him as
fierce, intense, obedient warriors who fight with spiritual weapons.
We must hear the trumpet call of the Spirit calling us to the last-day war in the army of
the Lord. I exhort you to meditate diligently on the scriptures in this book so that you
will become more than a conqueror as an obedient warrior in the days ahead.
PRAYER: Father, we humbly ask you, in the name of Jesus Christ, to open the eyes of
our hearts to receive the revelation of the name of your Son, the King of Glory. Father
we ask you to release the anointing of the Holy Spirit to enable us to receive this teaching
deep in our spirits and become like the King of glory. Thank you for hearing our prayer
and teaching us so that we my honor and glorify Your great name!
CHAPTER 1 – THE LORD OF HOSTS
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not
fear, even though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into
the midst of the sea; though its waters roar and be troubled, though the mountains
shake with its swelling. Selah
There is a river whose streams shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the
tabernacle of the Most High. God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved; God
shall help her, just at the break of dawn. The nations raged, the kingdoms were
moved; He uttered His voice, the earth melted. The LORD of hosts is with us; the
God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah
Come, behold the works of the LORD, who has made desolations in the earth. He
makes wars cease to the end of the earth; He breaks the bow and cuts the spear in
two; He burns the chariot in the fire. Be still, and know that I am God; I will be
exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth! The LORD of hosts is with
us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah Psalm 46
For several days I heard the Holy Spirit speak to my heart, “Psalm 46”. As I read the
Psalm, written by the sons of Korah, several times during the week, one phrase kept
jumping off the page. “The Lord of hosts is with us.” “The Lord of hosts is with us.” I
asked a simple question: “Who is the Lord of hosts?” I typed in “Lord of hosts” into my
Biblesoft computer program and, within a second, two hundred and forty-five verses
popped on the screen. When I clicked on my Strong’s concordance, I discovered the
name Jehovah Tsaba is the Hebrew name translated “Lord of hosts” in the New King
The name Jehovah means “self-existent; the eternal, ever-loving One; He will be i.e., the
Eternal who always is; the I AM THAT I AM; the LORD GOD”. In Hebrew this name is
written as YHVH. This name reveals God as the One Who is absolutely self-existent, and
who, in Himself possesses essential life and permanent existence. Jehovah is a name
often used of covenant relationship in the Old Testament, when He enters into covenant
with man. Jehovah is without beginning or end. He is eternal and infinite. In the New
King James Version, Jehovah is translated “LORD” in capital letters.
“Tsaba” (saw – baw) means “an army organized for war”. The word literally means
hosts and primarily refers to God’s holy warring angels. Jehovah Tsaba combines the
ideas of the eternal, all-powerful, self-existent One and the Commander of all the armies
of heaven. The Lord of hosts sovereignly rules over all creation through His angelic
beings and His people. “Hosts” refers to both the angelic warriors who accompany Jesus
Christ and the anointed warrior bride who rides with Him in the last days. As the
emerging warrior bride, the Church must know the warrior King of Glory who is the Lord
of Hosts, Jehovah Tsaba.
Psalm 46 reveals many attributes of the King of Glory, the Lord of hosts, the Commander
and Chief of all the armies of heaven. The King of Glory’s voice is so great that when He
speaks the heavens and earth shake and tremble. As He releases His wrath against the
iniquity of the ages, there will be great earthquakes and extreme calamities. During these
extraordinary trials, the obedient Church will find Him as their refuge, strength and
While the world comes under His awesome judgment, He will also release a river of joy
and give believers stability as He dwells in the midst of the righteous. The King of Glory
will release His voice to shake the rebellious nations who rage against Him and His
anointed bride (see Psalm 2). As the Lord of hosts humbles the proud He will exalt the
humble believers who have trusted in Him. As we humbly obey His voice, the great allpowerful warrior King is with us!
Our great King will destroy His enemies and make an end to all wars. He breaks the
power of the wicked and consumes their war machines in fire. “For in those days there
will be tribulation, such as has not been from the beginning of creation which God
created until this time, nor ever shall be. And unless the Lord had shortened those
days, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake, whom He chose, He
shortened the days” (Mark 13:19-20).
The Lord of hosts will shorten the days of disintegration on the planet. Wars, famines,
floods, pestilence, plagues, bowls of wrath and great judgments will be filling the earth.
Nuclear bombs, radiation, biological warfare and extreme demonic manifestations
through wicked leaders will be destroying the earth. At the proper time, our great King
will return and destroy all the war machines of man. He will save Israel from certain
annihilation and preserve a remnant of His elect from certain death.
In the midst of a troubled world and intense violence, the Lord of hosts calls us to be still
and know Him. What a divine contrast! As the people of the world are falling prey to
fear, panic and trauma, the people of God will have a quiet stillness. They will know that
Christ will be exalted among the nations. Christians will know that their King of Glory
will come to rule the earth as the worthy Lamb of God and Lion of Judah.
The Hebrew name, Jehovah Tsaba, reveals part of the nature of Jesus Christ, the soon
coming warrior King. We must know His name to become like Him so that we can grow
into full maturity as His people. David became great and took Zion because the Lord of
hosts was with him (I Chronicles 11:9). As we discover and behold the Lord of hosts,
we become like Him and will be empowered to become great as David was.
Since Jehovah Tsaba will come with fiery vengeance in His second coming, every person
on Earth who opposes Him when He comes will be crushed in judgment. Jesus is coming
back to judge the earth with holy violence and everlasting wrath. Those who have placed
their faith in Him and are obedient to His voice will find refuge in Him during this
Jesus will come back in response to the effectual intercession of His Church. That means
that He will transform us to have such agreement with His nature, that we will desire His
righteous judgments to be loosed on the earth. By that time, gross darkness will cover the
earth, the Anti-Christ will have murdered millions of saints and our unified cry will be,
“Come quickly Lord Jesus, King of glory, Lord of hosts and avenge our blood”.
First Mention of Jehovah Tsaba
The first mention of a topic or name of God in scripture often contains a powerful
revelation and picture that God wants to be primary in our understanding. Jehovah Tsaba
is used a total of 287 times in the Bible (245 times as Jehovah Tsaba, 40 times as Jehovah
Elohim Tsaba and 2 times in the New Testament as Lord Sabbaoth). We will see the first
mention, the first prayer and vow and then the first command of the Lord of hosts. This
will give us a powerful start to understanding His nature.
This man went up from his city yearly to worship and sacrifice to the LORD of hosts
in Shiloh. Also the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, the priests of the LORD,
were there. And whenever the time came for Elkanah to make an offering, he would
give portions to Peninnah his wife and to all her sons and daughters. But to Hannah
he would give a double portion, for he loved Hannah, although the LORD had
closed her womb. And her rival also provoked her severely, to make her miserable,
because the LORD had closed her womb. So it was, year by year, when she went up
to the house of the LORD, that she provoked her; therefore she wept and did not
Then Elkanah her husband said to her, “Hannah, why do you weep? Why do you
not eat? And why is your heart grieved? Am I not better to you than ten sons?” So
Hannah arose after they had finished eating and drinking in Shiloh. Now Eli the
priest was sitting on the seat by the doorpost of the tabernacle of the LORD. And
she was in bitterness of soul, and prayed to the LORD and wept in anguish. Then
she made a vow and said, “O LORD of hosts, if You will indeed look on the affliction
of Your maidservant and remember me, and not forget Your maidservant, but will
give Your maidservant a male child, then I will give him to the LORD all the days of
his life, and no razor shall come upon his head.” 1 Samuel 1:3-11
The first mention of the name Jehovah Tsaba was during a time of national leadership
transition from ruling judges to the installation of kings. The priesthood was in moral
decay under Eli’s carnal leadership and Elkanah and Hannah came to make intercession
before the Lord for a child. Elkanah’s name means, “God has redeemed; possession of
God; God is jealous for His possession”. Hannah’s name means, “gracious gift; favor
bestowed; the mercy of God”. Elkanah and Hannah represent holy intercessors who cry
out to God for pure prophets to arise in a time of transition and an impure priesthood.
God is jealous to redeem His bride from religiosity and pour out His gracious gifts into a
womb of mercy so Christ can be formed in her and flow through her.
Samuel was born in answer to the prayer of importunity of Hannah. Samuel means,
“heard by God”. Many pure intercessors have recognized the barrenness of the Church
of Jesus Christ and the mixture in the priesthood of Eli. They have travailed in prayer for
a pure prophetic and apostolic move of the Spirit. Samuel became a pure prophet, who
anointed kings Saul and David, and walked holy before His God. Samuel was a great
transitional prophet and brought in the anointing of kings, which is needed in our days.
Jesus is the King, or Commander, of Kings. His holy warriors are called to walk in
kingly authority and warfare as David did. We must be trained to honor and obey our
warrior King in all things.
Elkanna and Hannah went to Shiloh to meet with the Lord of hosts. Shiloh means “peace
bringer, bringer of prosperity; tranquillity; rest; (root = to be safe; secure)”. We must
meet with the Lord of hosts in Shiloh and become completely secure in Christ so that the
God of peace will crush Satan under our feet (Romans 16:20). Shiloh is also a name for
the Messiah, Jesus Christ. We will not have full peace on earth until Shiloh returns as the
King of Glory and destroys His enemies.
Even as the Bible gives first mention to the Lord of hosts during a transitional time, the
revelation of Jehovah Tsaba is being released again during a transitional time. The carnal
priesthood of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas has been exposed in church leadership today as
some pastors have become fat, lazy, greedy and wicked.
His watchmen are blind, they are all ignorant; they are all dumb dogs, they cannot
bark; sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber. Yes, they are greedy dogs which never
have enough. And they are shepherds who cannot understand; they all look to their
own way, every one for his own gain, from his own territory. “Come,” one says, “I
will bring wine, and we will fill ourselves with intoxicating drink; tomorrow will be
as today, and much more abundant.” Isaiah 56:10-12
Today, many small anointed prayer warrior churches have been mocked by the program
churches that have grown huge due to worldly marketing and consumer-oriented
programming. While program churches have born many children, Hannah cries out to
the Lord who closed her womb for a season. The first prayer addressed to the Lord of
hosts is Hannah’s plea for a son. Hannah promised to keep him a holy Nazarite from the
womb. God wants to bring forth a whole generation of Nazarites who are born by the
spirit of importunity and who walk in purity and holiness all the days of their lives.
The Hannah bride will miraculously birth moves of the Spirit that she will completely
dedicate back to the Lord. In previous generations, most moves of the Spirit become
corrupted within a few decades by soulish leaders who try to control the move rather than
completely release it unto God.
The recent move of the Spirit in prophetic ministry has become watered down and filled
with mixture as the enemy sowed in spirits of divination that features prophetic flattery.
We have “prophets” who live in great luxury preaching peace and abundant blessing for
all who sow into their ministry. The 850 prophets of Jezebel were prosperous and sat at
the king’s table daily, but they were demonized and deceived. Some American churches
are filled with prophets, pastors and priests that are greedy for money, love sensuality and
worship idols of their own making. Some worship the works of their own hands. We are
in a time of decay in the true priesthood and God is raising up Hannahs to cry out for a
Only a holy prophet like Samuel will have the true authority and mantle of God to ordain
kings in the days ahead. Many will pretend to have authority and power with God, but
Samuels are awesome men and women of God who grow up hearing Him from childhood
and learn to walk pure before Him.
First Time, “Thus says the Lord of Hosts”
Samuel also said to Saul, “The LORD sent me to anoint you king over His people,
over Israel. Now therefore, heed the voice of the words of the LORD. Thus says the
LORD of hosts: ‘I will punish Amalek for what he did to Israel, how he ambushed
him on the way when he came up from Egypt. Now go and attack Amalek, and
utterly destroy all that they have, and do not spare them. But kill both man and
woman, infant and nursing child, ox and sheep, camel and donkey.’”
I Samuel 15:1-3
The first direct quote from the Lord of hosts is a declaration of punishment upon Amalek
for his wicked terrorism on Israel nearly four hundred years earlier. God is just, and He
is a punisher of evildoers. His vengeance and wrath are part of His nature as the Lord of
hosts. God declared His intent to destroy Amalek in due season and called upon His first
king, Saul, to demonstrate the nature of the King of Kings by blotting out the Amalekites.
Then the LORD said to Moses, “Write this for a memorial in the book and recount
it in the hearing of Joshua, that I will utterly blot out the remembrance of Amalek
from under heaven.” And Moses built an altar and called its name, The-Lord-Is-MyBanner; for he said, “Because the LORD has sworn: the LORD will have war with
Amalek from generation to generation.” Exodus 17:14-16
Remember what Amalek did to you on the way as you were coming out of Egypt,
how he met you on the way and attacked your rear ranks, all the stragglers at your
rear, when you were tired and weary; and he did not fear God. Therefore it shall be,
when the LORD your God has given you rest from your enemies all around, in the
land which the LORD your God is giving you to possess as an inheritance, that you
will blot out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven. You shall not forget.
Saul did not fully obey the Lord of hosts in punishing Amalek and was rejected as king
for not destroying everything of Amalek according to the word of the Lord. To walk in
kingly authority of the last days, we must be committed to completely obeying everything
God says without hesitation.
Then Samuel said: “Has the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and
sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than
sacrifice, and to heed than the fat of rams. For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft,
and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of
the LORD, He also has rejected you from being king.” Then Saul said to Samuel, “I
have sinned, for I have transgressed the commandment of the LORD and your
words, because I feared the people and obeyed their voice. I Samuel 15:22-24
Saul rebelled against God’s authority and entered into witchcraft, the improper use of
spiritual authority. Saul was rejected from being king because he rejected the word of the
Lord of hosts. There is no forgiveness when Jehovah Tsaba commands obedience. Saul
did not fear the Lord. He feared the people and obeyed their voice seeking their approval
and favor. If we don’t get the revelation of the King of Glory, we will probably fear man
and be disqualified from walking in a kingly anointing.
After Samuel confronted Saul, he dealt with Agag, the Amalekite King. The evil king
thought the bitterness of death had passed, but the true prophet of God was a warrior who
obeyed God’s word. “But Samuel said, ‘As your sword has made women childless, so
shall your mother be childless among women.’ And Samuel hacked Agag in pieces
before the Lord in Gilgal” (I Samuel 15:33). Samuel demonstrated the nature of the
Lord of hosts as he carried out the punishment decreed by God in His presence.
It is difficult for us to meditate on this scene and comprehend this aspect of God’s nature
flowing through a holy man on a mission from God. Samuel understood the revelation of
the Lord of hosts and feared God more than man. Since the fear of God is the beginning
of wisdom, man-fearing Saul became foolish and rebellious as he gave into carnal
wisdom, jealousy, pride and self-focus. Samuel was filled with God’s righteous
indignation and violently executed the wicked king. Samuel’s robes were bloodied as he
cut the dead king in many pieces before the Lord demonstrating His retribution.
When we begin to grasp the holy, terrifying nature of God’s vindictive wrath, we truly
grow to fear Him in the full meaning of the word fear. “The LORD gives voice before
His army, for His camp is very great; for strong is the One who executes His word.
For the day of the LORD is great and very terrible; who can endure” (Joel 2:11)?
Our God is the One who releases intense and eternal judgments against His enemies on
the “day of the Lord”. This is the day that the King of Glory arises with fire in His eyes
and a sword in His mouth to slay the nations. He is no respecter of persons and does not
come with an offer of forgiveness at that end time.
Second Time “Thus says the Lord of Hosts” is Used
But it happened that night that the word of the LORD came to Nathan, saying, “Go
and tell My servant David, ‘Thus says the LORD: “Would you build a house for Me
to dwell in? For I have not dwelt in a house since the time that I brought the
children of Israel up from Egypt, even to this day, but have moved about in a tent
and in a tabernacle. Wherever I have moved about with all the children of Israel,
have I ever spoken a word to anyone from the tribes of Israel, whom I commanded
to shepherd My people Israel, saying, ‘Why have you not built Me a house of
cedar?’”’ “Now therefore, thus shall you say to My servant David, ‘Thus says the
LORD of hosts: “I took you from the sheepfold, from following the sheep, to be
ruler over My people, over Israel. And I have been with you wherever you have
gone, and have cut off all your enemies from before you, and have made you a great
name, like the name of the great men who are on the earth. Moreover I will appoint
a place for My people Israel, and will plant them, that they may dwell in a place of
their own and move no more; nor shall the sons of wickedness oppress them
anymore, as previously, since the time that I commanded judges to be over My
people Israel, and have caused you to rest from all your enemies. Also the LORD
tells you that He will make you a house. “When your days are fulfilled and you rest
with your fathers, I will set up your seed after you, who will come from your body,
and I will establish his kingdom. He shall build a house for My name, and I will
establish the throne of his kingdom forever. I will be his Father, and he shall be My
son. If he commits iniquity, I will chasten him with the rod of men and with the
blows of the sons of men. But My mercy shall not depart from him, as I took it from
Saul, whom I removed from before you. And your house and your kingdom shall be
established forever before you. Your throne shall be established forever.”’”
According to all these words and according to all this vision, so Nathan spoke to
David. Then King David went in and sat before the LORD; and he said: “Who am
I, O Lord GOD? And what is my house, that You have brought me this far? And yet
this was a small thing in Your sight, O Lord GOD; and You have also spoken of Your
servant’s house for a great while to come. Is this the manner of man, O Lord GOD?
Now what more can David say to You? For You, Lord GOD, know Your servant.
For Your word’s sake, and according to Your own heart, You have done all these
great things, to make Your servant know them. Therefore You are great, O Lord
GOD. For there is none like You, nor is there any God besides You, according to all
that we have heard with our ears. And who is like Your people, like Israel, the one
nation on the earth whom God went to redeem for Himself as a people, to make for
Himself a name--and to do for Yourself great and awesome deeds for Your land-before Your people whom You redeemed for Yourself from Egypt, the nations, and
their gods? For You have made Your people Israel Your very own people forever;
and You, LORD, have become their God. Now, O LORD God, the word which You
have spoken concerning Your servant and concerning his house, establish it forever
and do as You have said. So let Your name be magnified forever, saying, ‘The
LORD of hosts is the God over Israel.’ And let the house of Your servant David be
established before You. For You, O LORD of hosts, God of Israel, have revealed this
to Your servant, saying, ‘I will build you a house.’ Therefore Your servant has found
it in his heart to pray this prayer to You. And now, O Lord GOD, You are God, and
Your words are true, and You have promised this goodness to Your servant. Now
therefore, let it please You to bless the house of Your servant, that it may continue
forever before You; for You, O Lord GOD, have spoken it, and with Your blessing let
the house of Your servant be blessed forever.” II Samuel 7:4-29
We have more than seventy quotes of “Thus says the Lord of hosts” in the Old Testament.
In the second quote, the Lord of Hosts declared that He chose David to be ruler of His
people and was not going to have David build Him a house. The Lord of hosts is the God
over Israel and He releases revelation to His servants. The Lord of hosts is the one who
God allowed Saul to be chosen king due to the demands of the impatient people who
wanted a king like other nations. Saul ruled in rebellion against God, built a monument
unto himself and operated in oppressive control. Impatient churches today have wanted
superstar leaders like the world has to offer and many Sauls are chosen to run churches
with fleshly control. Some big churches are monuments to the skill of talented business
leaders who are making a name for themselves. They usually persecute and are jealous
of the little Davids being raised up.
David was God’s true choice to be the king over His people. David was a worshipper, a
good shepherd leader and a violent warrior. He embraced grace and truth. God prepared
David through a long season of trials and testings so He could be a victorious king who
waited on the Lord and walked in obedience to the Lord of hosts.
Soldiers of the Lord of Hosts
You therefore must endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. No one
engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please
him who enlisted him as a soldier. II Timothy 2:3,4
God calls each of us to endure hardship as good soldiers of the Lord of hosts, Jesus
Christ. We are called to please the one who called us into His service. King David
exhibited a lifestyle of being a good soldier of the King of Glory and God said that his
throne would be established forever.
The worshipping shepherd boy, whom Samuel anointed, had the revelation of the Lord of
hosts. He knew God as the great warrior who defended His people and gave the
anointing of bold faith to overcome every enemy of God. The anointing on David
empowered his boldness to use a sling and a stone to cut down a powerful giant.
Then David said to the Philistine, “You come to me with a sword, with a spear, and
with a javelin. But I come to you in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the
armies of Israel, whom you have defied”. I Samuel 17:45
David had faith in the power of the King of Glory to enable him to overcome a seasoned
giant warrior in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel. We know
that the Holy Spirit dwells in our hearts through faith in Jesus Christ and that He who is
within us is far greater than Satan and all his “giants”. God wants us to behold Him as
King of Glory and be conformed to His image. We must become bold soldiers for the
cross of Jesus Christ preaching the gospel, healing the sick, casting out demons and
advancing the kingdom of God wherever we go.
David is a great portrait of a worshipping warrior who walked in the anointing of a true
king. He was first and foremost a worshipper and faithful shepherd. David loved God
with all his heart and danced before the Lord with all his might. He did not care what
people thought of his abandoned worship.
David welcomed several hundred discontented dysfunctional men and led them to
become great loyal warriors (I Samuel 22:2). David had a big heart to care for Israel and
shepherded the people of God with great wisdom and skill. He gave gifts to the people
and warred against their enemies to make Israel a safe and peaceful place for his
posterity. Christian leaders must seek to become like David. Our warfare is spiritual to
drive God’s enemies out of people’s lives, out of the church and out of a region.
David drove out God’s enemies and the entire land was at peace when Solomon was
appointed king. All the enemies of God were under control because David knew the Lord
of hosts. Once David took Zion’s hill from the Jebusites, the Bible declares, “Then
David went on and became great, and the LORD of hosts was with him” (I
Chronicles 11:9). Psalm 46 declares that the Lord of hosts is with us. As we walk with
the Lord and ascend unto Zion through praise and worship and fight God’s enemies
through prayer and proclamation, we will be come great and do mighty exploits on Earth.
God will grant us great boldness as we earnestly pursue God for the revelation of His
nature as David did. God has made an eternal covenant with us through the blood of His
Son. We are flesh of His flesh and bone of His bone. We are temples of the Holy Spirit
called by His name. We are betrothed to Jesus as His eternal bride and are destined to
rule with Him. The King of Glory is choosing rulers now to worship Him and war for
Him as David did. Will you be one of them?
PRAYER: Oh great and mighty Lord of Hosts, I humbly bow my heart before You and
exalt Your holy name. I repent of all fear of man and carnal disobedience. I ask You to
open the eyes of my heart to see You as Lord of hosts. I willingly surrender my life into
Your hands as my Commander and Chief. As of this day, I pledge myself in full
commitment to obey Your commands without hesitation by the power of the Holy Spirit
who You have given me. Thank you Father for helping me know Your Son as the Lord of
Hosts. I want to ride on a white horse in kingly authority and glorify Your name. I will
worship You and fight the battles You call me into. I trust You Lord, and I choose to join
the army of God today. Please train me to be completely faithful and obedient to the
Lord of Hosts so that I might magnify Your name as David did. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
CHAPTER 2 – THE ANGEL OF THE LORD
The King of Glory, appears in more than a dozen passages as the Angel of the Lord.
When “Angel” is capitalized in the Bible, it is a reference to the appearance of the
preincarnate Christ. Careful study reveals the Angel speaking as God Himself. There are
many significant appearances of the Angel of the Lord that help reveal the nature of the
the King of Glory. I have listed them briefly below and encourage the reader to study the
passages and meditate on them.
THE ANGEL OF THE LORD APPEARED TO:
1. Hagar – To save the destiny of Ishmael and Arab nations – Genesis 16:7-16
2. Abraham – To stop Abraham from killing Isaac with the knife. Proclaimed
the blessings of the Lord upon the obedient Abraham – Genesis 22:9-18
3. Moses – Appeared in a burning bush to reveal Himself as “I am that I am” and
commissioned Moses to deliver the nation of Israel out of bondage to Pharaoh
and Egypt – Exodus 3
4. Balaam – Appears with sword drawn, first to donkey, and then to Balaam to
correct him and keep him from cursing Israel – Numbers 22:22-35
5. Joshua – Appeared with sword drawn to reveal Himself as the Commander
and Chief of the armies of heaven and to give detailed battle plans on how to
take Jericho – Joshua 5:13-15
6. Children of Israel – To rebuke them for not obeying His voice – Judges 2:1-6
7. Gideon – To empower and commission him to lead a warfare against the
oppressive Midianites and become a judge – Judges 6:11-24
8. Samson’s Mother – To answer prayer and give instructions to raise Samson
as a Nazarite from the womb – Judges 13:2-25
9. David – Appeared with sword drawn to judge the nation for David’s sin of
numbering the troops and not depending on God for strength. The Angel
killed 70,000 – II Samuel 24:16-25; I Chronicles 21:12-20
10. Elijah – To provide encouragement and direction – I Kings 19:7; II Kings
11. Assyrian Army – Used His mighty sword to kill 185,000 of them who were
coming against Israel – II Kings 19:35; Isaiah 37:36
12. Joshua the High Priest – To defend him from Satan, establish his priesthood
in holiness and prophecy the future – Zechariah 3:1-11
We will look carefully at a few appearances so that we can grow to know and understand
the Angel of the Lord, the King of Glory.
The Angel of the Lord Appears to Moses
And the Angel of the LORD appeared to him in a flame of fire from the midst of a
bush. So he looked, and behold, the bush was burning with fire, but the bush was
not consumed. Exodus 3:2
God revealed Himself to Moses as the Angel of the Lord in a flaming fire. The King of
Glory is an all-consuming fire. Fire speaks to us of His passion, zeal, energy and power.
The bush was burning with fire but not consumed. We are His branches that are to be
burning with His fire though not consumed by His presence.
God revealed His name to Moses as the great “I Am”, or Jehovah, the eternal self-existent
One who heard the cries of His people and came to deliver. The passionate, fiery nature
of God is always to deliver His people from bondage and bring judgment on the enemy
who enslaves them. God demonstrated His fierce nature as The King of Glory when He
dealt with Pharaoh.
The power of The King of Glory is so great that His anointing upon Moses enabled him
to deliver an entire nation of slaves out of captivity to one of the most demonized rulers
of all times. Ancient Egypt was filled with demonic powers whose main purpose was to
destroy God’s emerging nation. God sent ten judgments against Egypt to demonstrate
His complete superiority over all of their demon gods. The lamb was slain, the blood of
the lamb covered the doorposts of God’s children and the Angel of the Lord delivered
Israel out of Egypt by His mighty right arm.
The Angel of the Lord opened the Red Sea and destroyed the chariots of Pharaoh.
Moses sang a glorious prophetic song to commemorate God’s great deliverance. This
song reveals more about our warrior King.
I will sing to the LORD, for He has triumphed gloriously! The horse and its rider
He has thrown into the sea! The LORD is my strength and song, and He has
become my salvation; He is my God, and I will praise Him; My father’s God, and I
will exalt Him. The LORD is a man of war; the LORD is His name. Pharaoh’s
chariots and his army He has cast into the sea; his chosen captains also are drowned
in the Red Sea. The depths have covered them; they sank to the bottom like a stone.
Your right hand, O LORD, has become glorious in power; Your right hand, O
LORD, has dashed the enemy in pieces. And in the greatness of Your excellence You
have overthrown those who rose against You; You sent forth Your wrath; it
consumed them like stubble. Exodus 15:1-7
Moses saw the King of Glory as a “Man of war” whose infinite power destroyed the
greatest army known in the world. Our God is a warrior King who eventually dashes all
of His enemies in pieces. God’s power is glorious, and He uses it to throw down all who
rebel against Him.
Pharaoh is also a picture of the darkened heart of every person in rebellion against God.
Even though confronted by the word of the Lord and undeniable proofs of His
supremacy, Pharaoh hardened his heart against the Lord and refused to obey. The
punishment on Pharaoh and Egypt was completely justified in the holiness of God.
Pharaoh had at least ten opportunities to repent but would not. Even after the last plague,
Pharaoh could not let go of His wickedness and determined to recapture the Israelites.
Although few people in history ever get to the level of Pharaoh or those specific dealings
of God, it is certain that God is just in his judgment of all fallen people. The fallen heart
usually resists and rebels against God even when clear evidence is presented. God’s wrath
is always a last resort for He is not willing that any be lost for all eternity. God desires
that all would come into repentance. He reached out to Pharaoh and every lost Egyptian.
Some Egyptians believed in the Lord and left with the Israelites. God is completely just
in His judgments and we must grow in maturity so that we can say that His ways are
righteous and true (Revelation 19:2).
The Angel of the Lord Does Not Pardon Transgressions
Behold, I send an Angel before you to keep you in the way and to bring you into the
place which I have prepared. Beware of Him and obey His voice; do not provoke
Him, for He will not pardon your transgressions; for My name is in Him. But if you
indeed obey His voice and do all that I speak, then I will be an enemy to your
enemies and an adversary to your adversaries. For My Angel will go before you and
bring you in to the Amorites and the Hittites and the Perizzites and the Canaanites
and the Hivites and the Jebusites; and I will cut them off. You shall not bow down
to their gods, nor serve them, nor do according to their works; but you shall utterly
overthrow them and completely break down their sacred pillars. So you shall serve
the LORD your God, and He will bless your bread and your water. And I will take
sickness away from the midst of you. No one shall suffer miscarriage or be barren
in your land; I will fulfill the number of your days. Exodus 23:20-26
The Angel of the Lord revealed to Moses is another manifestation of The King of Glory,
“for My name is in Him”. Again, this is a reference to the holy warrior, Jesus Christ.
When Jesus comes in this form, He will not pardon our disobedience. We have learned
so much about His grace, mercy, compassion, forgiveness and love, that it is difficult for
us even to comprehend this truth.
The Church as a whole has not embraced the revelation of The King of Glory, the infinite
judge of the universe, who pours out wrath on the Day of Judgment. As a result, the
doctrine of grace has become unbalanced permitting many Christians to live a carnal,
religious life without the fear of the Lord. This leads to natural wisdom, which is
demonic (James 3:14,15). Only the fear of the Lord releases divine wisdom and a
passion for absolute obedience to the King of Kings.
Only those who embrace The King of Glory and obey His voice completely will qualify
to enter into a kingship authority with God. They will not question the commands of the
Angel of the Lord but rather obey His every word with reverence, fear and trembling.
“But on this one will I look: on him who is poor and of a contrite spirit, and who
trembles at My word” (Isaiah 66:2).
Obedient warriors of The King of Glory will not fear mere men though they be powerful
kings, presidents or drug lords. God’s last day holy army will fear standing in the way of
the Angel of the Lord who does not forgive transgressions. He comes to lead us into
victorious warfare over principalities, powers and spiritual forces of wickedness in
The King of Glory reveals the military nature of the Commander and Chief of the armies
of Heaven. Soldiers in military forces are required to obey their commanding officers. If
a Marine with a bad attitude disobeyed his commanding officer’s order, he would be dealt
with rather harshly. He would not get a second chance or cheap grace forgiveness. He
would probably end up in the brig and possibly court marshaled. Obedience in the armed
forces is essential for maintaining discipline because the lives of other soldiers may
depend upon one man’s obedience.
The King of Glory is our commanding officer in the true spiritual army of God. If we
disobey the Angel of the Lord, we exalt ourselves in pride and He will immediately
oppose us. Pride also opens us up to direct attack from the enemy. We can become a
casualty of war because of our disobedience and lack of fearful reverence to the King of
Glory. The Angel of the Lord may awaken us at 3 A.M. and call us into intercession for a
believer. If we disobey His calling, the individual we were to pray for may suffer greatly.
The King of Glory is our great shield of protection when we obey Him. When we
disobey it is like jumping out of a foxhole with live ammunition flying at us. As long as
we stay humble in the foxhole, we remain safe. As soon as we exalt ourselves in pride,
we come out of the protective covering of the King of Glory and subject ourselves to the
fiery darts of the enemy. There is no shield available for those who reject the shield of
the King of Glory. Disobeying the Lord positions us in direct view of the enemy to allow
him to assault us. Satan wants to steal, kill or somehow destroy every Christian he can.
When you or I sin, we open ourselves up to Satanic attack. The Lord wants us to rise up
as obedient warriors in the power of The King of Glory and trample on all the power of
King Saul disobeyed the word of the Lord of hosts and was immediately rejected as king.
There was no second chance. When Moses disobeyed God by striking the rock twice out
of anger instead of only speaking to it, God disciplined him and would not allow him to
go into the Promised Land (Numbers 20:11-13). There was no second chance. Moses
certainly went to heaven, but his disobedience cost him greatly.
As we come into the end times, we must grow to the level of Moses and beyond. We
may experience God at face to face levels, but we are then required to obey Him
absolutely. To whom much is given, much is required. God will have a warrior bride
who fears Him and allows His fire to drive all idolatry from her heart as she ascends the
holy hill. The warrior bride will serve Him with purity and complete obedience.
God also promises that we will walk in divine health when we fear and serve Him at this
level. “So you shall serve the LORD your God, and He will bless your bread and
your water. And I will take sickness away from the midst of you. No one shall suffer
miscarriage or be barren in your land; I will fulfill the number of your days”
Most Christians suffer various illnesses including colds, the flues and so forth. God’s Old
Covenant promised to take all sickness away from those who obeyed the Angel of the
Lord, who we know is The King of Glory, King Jesus. As they feared and obeyed God,
the nation of Israel walked in divine health and long life. There were no miscarriages or
barrenness. God is calling His people to a better covenant in Christ Jesus, but we must
fear the King of Glory, repent of all idolatry and obey Him to appropriate this blessed
The Angel of the Lord Appears to Gideon
Now the Angel of the LORD came and sat under the terebinth tree which was in
Ophrah, which belonged to Joash the Abiezrite, while his son Gideon threshed
wheat in the winepress, in order to hide it from the Midianites. And the Angel of the
LORD appeared to him, and said to him, “The LORD is with you, you mighty man
of valor!” Judges 6:11-13
The Angel of the Lord also appeared to Gideon and led him to overcome the demonic
hordes of Midianites who came at every harvest to steal from God’s people. Idol worship
had caused the walls of God’s protection to break down. All the hard work of the
Israelites was taken by raiding bands of evil men. Many Christians today are oppressed
by spiritual Midianite bands who keep them from their inheritance in God.
The warring nature of God must be revealed to our hearts so we can overcome the
enemies of God who keep us from our destiny. The Angel of the Lord required Gideon to
tear down the altar of Baal where his father worshipped. Baal represents carnal
prosperity, and the Asherah represented sensuality and enjoyment of sexual pleasures
outside of God’s will. Money and sex were being worshipped instead of God. We have
these same sins flooding America today.
Gideon was tutored by his relationship with the Angel of the Lord so that he could lead a
small, committed band of 300 warriors to overcome 120,000 Midianites. When the
Angel of the Lord is on our side, the odds are always in our favor no matter what the
numbers suggest. Gideon was given specific instructions on how to defeat the enemy.
As long as Gideon completely obeyed the strange instructions, God honored his faith and
obedience and routed the enemy.
Gideon and his men, without the assistance of their doubting brothers, had to pursue the
princes and kings of Midian who fled. Many fire-filled believers today conduct high
level spiritual warfare while other “Christians” mock and laugh at them for their efforts.
God is not pleased with this lack of support and judged those who refused to help
The Angel of the Lord Appeared to Samson’s Mother
Again the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD, and the LORD
delivered them into the hand of the Philistines for forty years. Now there was a
certain man from Zorah, of the family of the Danites, whose name was Manoah; and
his wife was barren and had no children. And the Angel of the LORD appeared to
the woman and said to her, “Indeed now, you are barren and have borne no
children, but you shall conceive and bear a son. Now therefore, please be careful not
to drink wine or similar drink, and not to eat anything unclean. For behold, you
shall conceive and bear a son. And no razor shall come upon his head, for the child
shall be a Nazirite to God from the womb; and he shall begin to deliver Israel out of
the hand of the Philistines.” Judges 13:1-5
The Lord gave Israel into Philistine oppression because of their evil deeds. The
Philistines were the greatest enemies of Israel in the land of Canaan. God heard the
prayers of a barren woman and determined to answer her prayers in more ways than she
ever thought possible. He came to heal her womb and instructed her to raise the child as
a pure Nazirite. Samson would become the greatest individual warrior in the history of
Samson was born to war against the Philistines in the power of The King of Glory. There
is more written about Samson than any other judge. He was the twelfth judge and the
most awesome warrior of all times. God’s anointing on him enabled great exploits,
which he did by faith (Hebrews 11:32). God’s anointing is available today to do
supernatural spiritual warfare in great victory under the leadership of the King of Glory.
Like Samson, the Nazirite, last day warriors must walk in a holy separation unto God in
order to walk at the level of power God wants to give them. Samson means “a little sun.
Splendid sun; i.e. great joy; distinguished; strong; a perfect servant; sun-man”. What has
more natural power in our world than the sun? This anointing has more power than any
other does. Danites are called to be full of the joy of the Lord, which is their strength. A
perfect servant, full of the Holy Spirit, is one who can walk in this anointing.
“And the Spirit of the Lord began to move upon him at Mahaneh Dan between
Zorah and Eshtaol” (Judges 13:25). The writer of Judges makes it clear that Samson’s
power came completely from God. As we know from the story, that power was
dependent upon Samson keeping his Nazarite vow.
Samson had a major weakness for women, yet God used this as an occasion to engage his
first battle against the Philistines. As Samson was going down to Timnah, “to his
surprise, a young lion came roaring against him. And the Spirit of the Lord came
mightily upon him, and he tore the lion apart as one would have torn apart a young
goat, though he had nothing in his hand. But he did not tell his father or his mother
what he had done” (Judges 14:5b,6).
This is a prophetic picture of those anointed by God to overcome young roaring lions that
Satan sends at them. The anointed warriors of God will be assaulted by devils, but the
Spirit of God comes upon them to rip the enemy to pieces. “You are of God, little
children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who
is in the world” (I John 4:4). We can overcome all that Satan brings against us through
the power of the Holy Spirit. Like Samson, many of us encounter resistance in the
spiritual realm from young lions (demons) before we have to deal with the people they
control. We will have to war with both.
The enemy began to explore Samson’s weakness in the case of the riddle of the lion
whose dead carcass was filled with honey. It was discovered that a woman could reach
Samson and important information could be gained. This same tactic would be used later
with Delilah. The enemy knows our weaknesses and will exploit them.
Warfare is Rewarded
When David was going to fight Goliath, he asked “What shall be done for the man
who kills this Philistine and takes away the reproach from Israel? For who is this
uncircumcised Philistine, that he should defy the armies of the living God” (I
Samuel 17:26)? David was told that he would receive great financial rewards from the
king and be married into the king’s family.
This is an important principle for those who risk their lives in spiritual warfare. God is a
rewarder of those who seek Him and who do exploits for Him. God is the King of Kings,
and is far more faithful than Saul who promised a reward to the overcomer. God rewards
little Davids who sling a stone of prayer by faith at a principality. This must only be done
by the leading of the Spirit, but it must be done. The anointing of the King of Glory
enables us to take down enemy forces and God promises to bless us with great prosperity
for doing so.
When Samson loosed the three hundred foxes against the Philistines’ wheat fields, he was
devastating their economy. Last day anointed ones will loose prophetic words of
judgment that will devastate the economies of the wicked. This is a powerful anointing
in the economic realm.
A Typical Response to Spiritual Warfare
Now the Philistines went up, encamped in Judah, and deployed themselves against
Lehi. And the men of Judah said, “Why have you come up against us?” So they
answered, “We have come up to arrest Samson, to do to him as he has done to us.”
Then three thousand men of Judah went down to the cleft of the rock of Etam, and
said to Samson, “Do you not know that the Philistines rule over us? What is this you
have done to us?” And he said to them, “as they did to me, so I have done to them.”
But they said to him, “We have come down to arrest you, that we may deliver you
into the hand of the Philistines.” Then Samson said to them, “Swear to me that you
will not kill me yourselves.” So they spoke to him, saying, “No, but we will tie you
securely and deliver you into their hand; but we will surely not kill you.” And they
bound him with two new ropes and brought him up from the rock. Judges 15:9-13
God’s people were so bound up in fear that they were upset with Samson for stirring up
trouble with the Philistines. Religious Christians seem to like their slavery under the
canopy of demonic rule. When anointed prophets begin doing spiritual warfare in the
region, there is often commotion about how dangerous and wrong it is to pray against
principalities and powers of the air.
As his countrymen bound Samson, many prophets with this anointing today have been
bound by church policies, confrontation, bad reputations and carnal criticism. Their
brothers may bind them, but when the Spirit of God comes back upon them, like Samson,
they break out of those religious constraints and war violently against the enemy who
would like to kill the anointed ones.
When he came to Lehi, the Philistines came shouting against him. Then the Spirit of
the LORD came mightily upon him; and the ropes that were on his arms became
like flax that is burned with fire, and his bonds broke loose from his hands. He
found a fresh jawbone of a donkey, reached out his hand and took it, and killed a
thousand men with it. Then Samson said: “With the jawbone of a donkey, heaps
upon heaps, with the jawbone of a donkey I have slain a thousand men!” Judges
The Philistines came exercising their jawbones by shouting against Samson thinking they
would have an easy time killing him. It was at this point that Samson grabbed a fresh
jawbone of a donkey and killed a thousand men with it. That shut them up! When you
obey the King of Glory, it doesn’t take much to put a thousand demons to flight.
Unfortunately, Samson was led astray by his carnality and broke his Nazirite vows
allowing his captivity. At the end of his life, the anointing of the King of Glory
empowered him to do one last mighty exploit.
Samson Brings the Roof Down
Now the lords of the Philistines gathered together to offer a great sacrifice to Dagon
their god, and to rejoice. And they said: “Our god has delivered into our hands
Samson our enemy!” When the people saw him, they praised their god; for they
said: “Our god has delivered into our hands our enemy, the destroyer of our land,
and the one who multiplied our dead.”
So it happened, when their hearts were merry, that they said, “Call for Samson, that
he may perform for us.” So they called for Samson from the prison, and he
performed for them. And they stationed him between the pillars. Then Samson said
to the lad who held him by the hand, “Let me feel the pillars which support the
temple, so that I can lean on them.” Now the temple was full of men and women. All
the lords of the Philistines were there--about three thousand men and women on the
roof watching while Samson performed.
Then Samson called to the LORD, saying, “O Lord GOD, remember me, I pray!
Strengthen me, I pray, just this once, O God, that I may with one blow take
vengeance on the Philistines for my two eyes!” And Samson took hold of the two
middle pillars which supported the temple, and he braced himself against them, one
on his right and the other on his left. Then Samson said, “Let me die with the
Philistines!” And he pushed with all his might, and the temple fell on the lords and
all the people who were in it. So the dead that he killed at his death were more than
he had killed in his life. And his brothers and all his father's household came down
and took him, and brought him up and buried him between Zorah and Eshtaol in
the tomb of his father Manoah. He had judged Israel twenty years. Judges 16:23-31
Samson was mocked and humiliated to “perform” for the Philistines. In the end God
answered his final prayer and used him to crush all the lords of the Philistines who
gathered on the giant roof of the temple. Three thousand of the highest men and women
officials were on the roof celebrating when their lives came crashing down. All the
Philistine lords were crushed to death as Samson gave his life to deliver Israel.
I believe this is a prophetic picture of what the anointed last day judges of The King of
Glory will do. They will pray down the principalities and powers of the air as they cry
out to God and push with all their might. For many, this will mean martyrdom as they
place themselves in position to pull down the darkness upon their own heads.
We learn from Samson that the great power of God is available for the anointing of
spiritual warfare. We also learn what not to do. It is imperative that we “cleanse
ourselves from all filthiness of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of
God” (II Corinthians 7:1). As we perfect holiness and walk by faith, God will enable
us to do great exploits that will resound in Heaven for all eternity. These exploits will
deliver many captives from Satan’s hands into the loving arms of our Father.
Setting captives free is a major goal of following the King of Glory. Satan does not give
up his captives without a fight. We must follow the specific instructions of the Holy
Spirit so that we can bind the strong man and then plunder his goods (Matthew 12:29).
The Lord of hosts is with us.
The Angel of the Lord Delivers
The angel of the LORD encamps all around those who fear Him, and delivers them
The Angel of the Lord rescued Shadrach, Meschach and Abednago from the fiery furnace
of Nebuchadnezzar (Daniel 3:28). He may not rescue every servant from martyrdom, but
if you fear God, no one can take you out before your time.
History tells us that the Romans attempted to execute the apostle John by throwing him
into a cauldron of boiling oil. John had not received the book of Revelation, so it was not
his time. The Angel of the Lord undoubtedly stood with His friend John in the cauldron
while John preached to the astonished crowd as the hot oil did not even touch his person.
They banished John to Patmos where the Holy Spirit gave him the final revelation of The
King of Glory in great splendor.
The book of Revelation unveils Jesus Christ as the warrior Judge who opens the seven
seals and pours out all the wrath of God on the day of judgment. It reveals Jesus as the
great King of Kings who has a sword proceeding from His mouth to slay the nations.
PRAYER: Father, we thank you for the revelation of the Angel of the Lord as the King
of Glory, the Lord of hosts. It is my heart’s desire to join the ranks of the Angel of the
Lord. I understand that as I enlist in His army, there is no pardon for transgressions. I
am only completely safe as I obey Him. This is my heart’s desire Father and I ask you to
help me obey at all times. Please open my ears and my heart to clear revelation so that I
know that You are speaking to me. When I know You are speaking to me, I pledge to obey
You fully without compromise. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
CHAPTER 3 – THE CAPTAIN OF THE ARMIES OF HEAVEN
And it came to pass, when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted his eyes and looked,
and behold, a Man stood opposite him with His sword drawn in His hand. And
Joshua went to Him and said to Him, “Are You for us or for our adversaries?” So
He said, “No, but as Commander of the army of the LORD I have now come.” And
Joshua fell on his face to the earth and worshipped, and said to Him, “What does
my Lord say to His servant?” Then the Commander of the LORD’s army said to
Joshua, “Take your sandal off your foot, for the place where you stand is holy.” And
Joshua did so. Joshua 5:13-15
The King of Glory appeared to Joshua as the Commander of the Lord’s Army, the Angel
of the Lord, whom Moses said would go before Israel to drive out all their enemies.
Joshua had entered the land and reestablished covenant with God through circumcision at
Gilgal. Now it was time for marching orders to take Jericho. The Angel of the Lord did
not come to take sides but to take over. He manifested His presence in the natural realm
to Joshua. The sword of the Lord was drawn. God had given His word to drive out the
enemies dwelling in Canaan and the Lord Jesus Christ came to lead the war.
Joshua quickly acknowledged that He was Lord and was called to worship as he removed
his sandals from the holy ground. This clearly reveals to us that the Lord Jesus Christ
stood before Joshua and called for his worship and submission. As the Lion of the tribe
of Judah and the Angel of the Lord who leads into battle, Jesus did not manifest Himself
as the Lamb of God at this time. Joshua had to obey all of His holy orders to prevail in
In Joshua 6, the Angel of the Lord gave specific instructions to Joshua on how to take
Jericho. The Lord required seven days of marching around the city including seven full
circuits on the last day. He called for the men to abstain from taking any of the plunder.
And you, by all means abstain from the accursed things, lest you become accursed
when you take of the accursed things, and make the camp of Israel a curse, and
trouble it. But all the silver and gold, and vessels of bronze and iron, are consecrated
to the LORD; they shall come into the treasury of the LORD. Joshua 6:18,19
The battle of Jericho became a glorious victory for the camp of Israel as the angelic
armies of The King of Glory brought fear upon the enemies, scattered the principalities
and collapsed the walls so the Israelites could march straight in to take the city. It was an
impressive first battle and the Israelites were confident they could knock over the next
little town of Ai with only a few soldiers. They did not consult with the Angel of the
Lord nor realize that one man had defiled the whole camp by his disobedience.
Consequences for Disobeying the King of Glory
But the children of Israel committed a trespass regarding the accursed things, for
Achan the son of Carmi, the son of Zabdi, the son of Zerah, of the tribe of Judah,
took of the accursed things; so the anger of the LORD burned against the children
of Israel. Now Joshua sent men from Jericho to Ai, which is beside Beth Aven, on
the east side of Bethel, and spoke to them, saying, “Go up and spy out the country.”
So the men went up and spied out Ai. And they returned to Joshua and said to him,
“Do not let all the people go up, but let about two or three thousand men go up and
attack Ai. Do not weary all the people there, for the people of Ai are few.”
So about three thousand men went up there from the people, but they fled before the
men of Ai. And the men of Ai struck down about thirty-six men, for they chased
them from before the gate as far as Shebarim, and struck them down on the descent;
therefore the hearts of the people melted and became like water.
Then Joshua tore his clothes, and fell to the earth on his face before the ark of the
LORD until evening, both he and the elders of Israel; and they put dust on their
heads. And Joshua said, “Alas, Lord GOD, why have You brought this people over
the Jordan at all--to deliver us into the hand of the Amorites, to destroy us? Oh, that
we had been content, and dwelt on the other side of the Jordan! O Lord, what shall
I say when Israel turns its back before its enemies? For the Canaanites and all the
inhabitants of the land will hear it, and surround us, and cut off our name from the
earth. Then what will You do for Your great name?”
So the LORD said to Joshua: “Get up! Why do you lie thus on your face? Israel has
sinned, and they have also transgressed My covenant which I commanded them. For
they have even taken some of the accursed things, and have both stolen and
deceived; and they have also put it among their own stuff. Therefore the children of
Israel could not stand before their enemies, but turned their backs before their
enemies, because they have become doomed to destruction. Neither will I be with
you anymore, unless you destroy the accursed from among you. Get up, sanctify the
people, and say, ‘Sanctify yourselves for tomorrow, because thus says the LORD
God of Israel: “There is an accursed thing in your midst, O Israel; you cannot stand
before your enemies until you take away the accursed thing from among you.” ‘In
the morning therefore you shall be brought according to your tribes. And it shall be
that the tribe which the LORD takes shall come according to families; and the
family which the LORD takes shall come by households; and the household which
the LORD takes shall come man by man. Then it shall be that he who is taken with
the accursed thing shall be burned with fire, he and all that he has, because he has
transgressed the covenant of the LORD, and because he has done a disgraceful thing
So Joshua rose early in the morning and brought Israel by their tribes, and the tribe
of Judah was taken. He brought the clan of Judah, and he took the family of the
Zarhites; and he brought the family of the Zarhites man by man, and Zabdi was
taken. Then he brought his household man by man, and Achan the son of Carmi, the
son of Zabdi, the son of Zerah, of the tribe of Judah, was taken. Now Joshua said to
Achan, “My son, I beg you, give glory to the LORD God of Israel, and make
confession to Him, and tell me now what you have done; do not hide it from me.”
And Achan answered Joshua and said, “Indeed I have sinned against the LORD
God of Israel, and this is what I have done: When I saw among the spoils a beautiful
Babylonian garment, two hundred shekels of silver, and a wedge of gold weighing
fifty shekels, I coveted them and took them. And there they are, hidden in the earth
in the midst of my tent, with the silver under it.”
So Joshua sent messengers, and they ran to the tent; and there it was, hidden in his
tent, with the silver under it. And they took them from the midst of the tent,
brought them to Joshua and to all the children of Israel, and laid them out before
the LORD. Then Joshua, and all Israel with him, took Achan the son of Zerah, the
silver, the garment, the wedge of gold, his sons, his daughters, his oxen, his donkeys,
his sheep, his tent, and all that he had, and they brought them to the Valley of Achor.
And Joshua said, “Why have you troubled us? The LORD will trouble you this
day.” So all Israel stoned him with stones; and they burned them with fire after they
had stoned them with stones. Then they raised over him a great heap of stones, still
there to this day. So the LORD turned from the fierceness of His anger. Therefore
the name of that place has been called the Valley of Achor to this day. Joshua 7
I have included the story of Achan in full detail so that we may mediate on the
consequences of disobeying the King of Glory when He leads us into battle in the last
days. Just as Moses announced earlier, there was absolutely no forgiveness or tolerance
of the disobedience of Achan. His sin cost the lives of 36 men at Ai as well as the lives of
his family members, his oxen, his donkey and his sheep. A “little” sin in the camp
spreads like evil leaven to affect all. Everything that belonged to Achan was stoned to
death and then burned with fire. Then a heap of stones was placed over the top of the
carnage and the valley renamed, “The Valley of Achor”.
The Valley of Achor
Therefore, behold, I will allure her, will bring her into the wilderness, and speak
comfort to her. I will give her her vineyards from there, and the Valley of Achor as a
door of hope; she shall sing there, as in the days of her youth, as in the day when she
came up from the land of Egypt.
And it shall be, in that day, Says the LORD, That you will call Me ‘My Husband,’
and no longer call Me ‘ My Master,’ For I will take from her mouth the names of
the Baals, and they shall be remembered by their name no more. In that day I will
make a covenant for them with the beasts of the field, with the birds of the air, and
with the creeping things of the ground. Bow and sword of battle I will shatter from
the earth, to make them lie down safely. I will betroth you to Me forever; yes, I will
betroth you to Me in righteousness and justice, in lovingkindness and mercy; I will
betroth you to Me in faithfulness, and you shall know the LORD. Hosea 2:14-20
God promised to lure His betrothed bride into the wilderness and take her through the
Valley of Achor as a doorway of hope. From there she would discover new vineyards
and no longer serve God as a “Master” but walk with him as “My Husband”.
God is luring Christians into the wilderness through prophetic promises and prophetic
visions of glorious ministry. In our carnality, we think the glorious ministry of healing
the sick, raising the dead, casting out demons and preaching with great power and
authority is only a few weeks or months away. God must first take us through the Valley
Achan disobeyed God’s commands. He saw the Babylonian garment and lusted for it.
He desired the silver and gold for himself. He coveted, he took and he hid the items in
his tent. Nearly every Christian has some idolatry bound up in his heart of one degree or
another. God is going to lure us into a Valley of Achor where He can burn the love of
Babylon out of our hearts. He will purge the love of money and desire to be rich out of
our hearts. The King of Glory will train us to be completely obedient bondservants while
making us perfectly intimate with Him as our Husband. Isn’t He amazing?
In 1997, the Lord blessed me with prophetic anointing and then gave me revelation of His
Bridegroom love from the Song of Solomon. After two decades of ministry, He captured
my heart all over again and revealed prophetic promises of glorious ministry to come.
After he captivated my heart, He lured me into the wilderness by commanding me to
resign my ministry position and go to a place that He would show me.
My wife Glenda and I stepped out of secure, successful predictable ministry, where I was
a conference center director, into a barren wilderness that within one year was full of
spiritual warfare, miserable failures and financial challenges. At that time, the Lord
dramatically increased the work of burning the hidden idols out of my heart. He
delivered me from the love of money, the desire to be rich, various lusts and demonic
attachments to spirits of anti-Christ through the heritage of Freemasonry on my father’s
side. It was a most horrendously humbling time of brokenness before the Lord. I became
extremely needy as I learned to walk by faith and war against demonic forces that were
assaulting me. I had to repent often and seek deliverance prayer, as well as cry out to
God day and night for many months.
During one season, the Lord had me stay at home and pray for over a year without any
normal employment. As I cried out to the Lord for wisdom and revelation about the work
that I was to do, the Lord told me that my job was to believe in Him. “Jesus answered
and said to them, ‘This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He sent’”
After twenty-one years of missionary service I thought that I did believe in Jesus. But
God wanted me to grow in revelation faith to walk in the supernatural power of God.
Faith comes by hearing the word of God by the Spirit of revelation (Romans 10:17).
Miraculous faith that moves mountains, heals the sick, casts out demons and performs
miracles only comes by the revelation of the Holy Spirit.
As in Daniel 10, principalities and powers have the ability to delay the revelation answers
from God. Consequently, God took me into much prayer and fasting to empower angelic
activity to break through demonic forces preventing me from “believing” in Jesus at a
higher level of faith.
At the end of that difficult season of prayer and “unemployment” (I was a prisoner of the
Lord Jesus Christ), the Lord anointed me to begin writing the revelation I received, and I
discovered a new vineyard of ministry. As the Lord cleansed my inmost being, the Valley
of Achor became a doorway of hope. Christ in us is the hope of glory. The anointing of
the Holy Spirit revealed in our hearts enables us to have true hope that we will walk as
Jesus walked and glorify the Father.
The King of Glory delivered me out of performance mode with “My Master” and helped
me enter into a true relationship of intimacy with “My Husband”. God has given me
twenty-seven books so far, and many others are on the drawing board waiting the time.
He had to lure me into the wilderness because I never would have gone there had I
known of the difficulties. Now, I am thankful I obeyed the Lord to step out by faith.
My wife and six children are doing extremely well. We have a glorious family and
through the financial hardships, we learned to pray and walk at a higher level of faith
than ever before. We discovered that we are “Sons” of God who do not have to perform
to receive approval and provisions. We need to walk with Jesus and obey the voice of the
Holy Spirit daily and everything will be provided for as He declared (Matthew 6:33).
Most Christians are in bondage to performance and works to find approval from God.
God burned all of that out of me in a long wilderness season lasting several years. The
fire of God has burned out entertainment spirits, religious spirits, pride, vanity,
respectability, fear of man, lusts, love of money, control and impatience.
In place of all that garbage, the Lord has been planting seeds of His word and bringing
them into maturity as aspects of the nature of Christ are being formed in my inner man.
He taught me how to ABIDE IN THE ANOINTING as I worked on a book by that title.
It has been an amazing journey. At this place on the journey the Lord began revealing to
me His name, The King of Glory, the Lord of Hosts.
I admit that at times, I have been hesitant and fearful to join His ranks. I fear the Lord
and never want to disobey Him in the slightest. When I focus on my flesh, my
weaknesses and myself, I know that I could never be 100% obedient. But then I realize
that self-focus, by definition, is disobeying God and an act of pride. We are called to
focus on our infinite God and depend completely on Him. When we choose to focus on
ourselves, we depend on ourselves and exalt our “self” above God. As I have focused on
the King of Glory, I know that He is able and willing to will and to work for His good
pleasure in me daily. I simply need to keep my focus on Him and walk in agreement with
His Spirit at all times. He is delivering me out of every captivity of flesh and sin and in
the mean time growing me in faith and authority over demonic powers.
I encourage you to seek to know the King of Glory and allow Him to fully deliver you
from all that hides in your heart. It is the desire of your heart to be faithful to Him and
obey His every command. Your flesh and the demons who assault you are trying to
convince you that no one can fully follow the Lord. That is a lie from hell. The glory of
our Lord is so great that He will lure the entire Church into a wilderness time and burn
the Babylonian spirit out of her. He will transform her into a glorious bride before He
comes to lead her into final battles. The Angel of the Lord is coming riding on a white
horse and I want to be on a horse near Him. Will you come and ride with Him?
PRAYER: Father in heaven, I magnify your great name and bless You. I ask you to
draw me into the wilderness where you can deliver me from all that is of Babylon.
Please deliver me from all of my fears. I ask you Lord to deliver me from the love of
money, all lusts of the flesh, all lusts of the eyes and all boastful pride in my life. I want
to be set free from performance into relationship. I ask you to take me through the Valley
of Achor and bring me into a new hope, new vineyards and a new relationship with You
as my Husband. I ask you to fill me with your glorious nature through the word by Your
Spirit. Thank you Lord for putting all the power in me to will and to work for Your good
pleasure. I humbly ask all of these things in the name of Jesus Christ, the King of Glory.
CHAPTER 4 – HOLY, HOLY, HOLY IS THE LORD OF HOSTS
In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted
up, and the train of His robe filled the temple. Above it stood seraphim; each one
had six wings: with two he covered his face, with two he covered his feet, and with
two he flew. And one cried to another and said: “Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of
hosts; the whole earth is full of His glory!” And the posts of the door were shaken
by the voice of him who cried out, and the house was filled with smoke. So I said:
“Woe is me, for I am undone! Because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in
the midst of a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the LORD of
Then one of the seraphim flew to me, having in his hand a live coal which he had
taken with the tongs from the altar. And he touched my mouth with it, and said:
“Behold, this has touched your lips; your iniquity is taken away, and your sin
purged.” Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: “Whom shall I send, and who
will go for Us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.” And He said, “Go, and tell this
people: ‘keep on hearing, but do not understand; keep on seeing, but do not
perceive.’ “Make the heart of this people dull, and their ears heavy, and shut their
eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with
their heart, and return and be healed.”
Then I said, “Lord, how long?” And He answered: “Until the cities are laid waste
and without inhabitant, the houses are without a man, the land is utterly desolate,
the LORD has removed men far away, and the forsaken places are many in the
midst of the land. But yet a tenth will be in it, and will return and be for
consuming, as a terebinth tree or as an oak, whose stump remains when it is cut
down. So the holy seed shall be its stump.” Isaiah 6:1-13
The Lord of hosts is absolutely holy in every aspect of His being. He is the transcendent,
majestic One, high and lifted up far above all that He has made. Without beginning or
end, the Name of God is to be hallowed and revered by all mankind. The King of Glory
is pure, perfect, true, righteous and holy. He has no moral flaw or taint of imperfection.
The seraphim that surround His throne never cease to cry out in astounding praise that the
Lord of Hosts is “holy, holy, holy”. As these exalted living creatures cover their eyes and
feet, occasionally they take a glimpse at the majesty of their Creator. When they see just
one aspect of His glorious name (nature), they erupt in praise and shake the heavens with
their triumphant proclamation, “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts. The whole earth is
filled with His glory”!!!
Through all eternity, the four living creatures that surround His glorious throne will be
ever peering into His infinite glory, and with each new peek at His name, they will
declare His praise. The name of God has been dishonored and defiled among fallen men,
but not so in the court of heaven. The pure angelic hosts of heaven ever live to bless the
Lord and do His bidding. They honor His name. The four who surround His throne day
and night forever are most privileged to declare His infinite majesty.
Isaiah saw the King of Glory, the exalted Lord Jesus Christ, and was overwhelmed with
the glorious vision of His holiness. He saw and heard the living creatures declaring a day
that the whole earth would be full of His radiant splendor. In the last-day outpouring and
into the new ages of God, the glory of the Lord will cover the earth as the waters cover
the seas. The King of Glory will reign upon the earth in perfect justice and unequaled
glory. Solomon’s glorious rule was like a postage stamp glimpse of the infinite glory that
is to be revealed when Christ Jesus brings His ruling throne to Earth.
Isaiah became overwhelmed to the point of despair. His entire being became unraveled
in the presence of the transcendent, glorious majesty of the King of Glory. In His holy
presence, Isaiah realized that his heart attitudes were unclean and flowed across his lips
on many occasions. The intense light of the Lord’s glorious presence magnified
irritations, frustrations and idle words he had once spoken. The unclean lips reflected a
heart condition that needed deep cleansing.
The fire of God came in the form of a hot coal from the altar to cleanse not only Isaiah’s
lips but to burn the impurities out of his heart. This righteous and holy prophet who
walked in powerful anointing was broken and humbled greatly in the presence of the
King of Glory. The holiness of God wrecked this man’s image of his own piety. Isaiah
came unglued. He fell apart at the seems. Sheer terror and agony of body, soul and spirit
wracked his frame. Isaiah lamented, “Woe is me, for I am undone!” We might
translate it today saying, “Oh my God! I cannot bear it. Ahh! I can’t believe how sinful
I still am and how sinful we are in comparison to God.”
After purification by the fire, Isaiah answered the call to go and be a spokesman for God.
He had already proclaimed the word of the Lord before this time, but now Isaiah’s
ministry would take on a whole new dimension of revelation and power. How we all
need to see the King of Glory and have the hot coal touch our lips!
Jesus said we would have to answer for every idle word we speak (Matthew 12:36). Idle
words are barren, unfruitful, unsanctified and unwholesome. They do not edify the
hearers. Gossip, slander, criticism, opinions, speculations and futile talk all consist of
idle words. These reflect our heart condition.
Recently, in the powerful presence of the King of Glory, I was terribly convicted again of
the idle words I had spoken in prior days. The Spirit convicted me of words that had
exalted myself above a brother, words that were full of religion and pretended kindness,
words of irritation, frustration, fear and unbelief. Through most of the worship time I
found myself repenting and confessing idle words that had come from my heart that I
thought was fairly pure.
In His glorious presence, we are unmasked and undone; we experience the exposure of
the rays of His glorious holy light and discover blemishes on our heart. As I felt His
blazing searchlight examining my heart once again, I agreed with Isaiah’s cry and prayed
for the hot coal to touch my lips. We must be holy for He is holy!
God’s People Shall Be Holy
For I am the LORD your God. You shall therefore consecrate yourselves, and you
shall be holy; for I am holy. Neither shall you defile yourselves with any creeping
thing that creeps on the earth. For I am the LORD who brings you up out of the
land of Egypt, to be Your God. You shall therefore be holy, for I am holy.
We are to consecrate and separate ourselves continuously unto the King of Glory, giving
ourselves wholly to Him in pure worship (Romans 12:1). As we set ourselves apart from
the things of this world, die to our flesh and resist the enemy, the Lord Himself sanctifies
us and makes us holy by the blood of Jesus (I John 1:9). The Lord has prophesied our
holiness (“you shall be holy”) and He watches over His word to perform it. As we grow
in the revelation of knowing The King of Glory, we will obey His commands and be
transformed to become like Him.
Therefore you shall keep My commandments, and perform them: I am the LORD.
You shall not profane My holy name, but I will be hallowed among the children of
Israel. I am the LORD who sanctifies you, who brought you out of the land of
Egypt, to be your God: I am the LORD. Leviticus 22:31,32
The Lord also prophesies that we “shall keep [His] commandments”. God is at work in
us both to will and to work for His good pleasure (Philippians 2:13). It is His good
pleasure that we become holy and live a lifestyle of obedience that exalts and hallows His
Jesus taught us to pray, “Hallowed be Your name” (Matthew 6:9). We hallow the name
of God when our lives of worship, work, speech, behavior and thoughts conform to the
image of Jesus Christ. We hallow the name of God when we exalt Him before men and
bring Him all the glory as Jesus did His Father.
Fear the King of Glory
The LORD of hosts, Him you shall hallow; let Him be your fear, and let Him be
your dread. He will be as a sanctuary, but a stone of stumbling and a rock of offense
to both the houses of Israel, as a trap and a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
God calls us to fear the King of Glory and to let Him be our dread. Years ago, I prayed
earnestly many hours everyday for a word from the Lord about a specific issue. The Lord
answered me and spoke to me on a completely different topic seemingly ignoring my
specific request. That night, I made a joke about God’s ability to run His kingdom to
another intercessor after a prayer meeting. I used “idle words” like “Hello, God, did you
hear my question; is this any way to run a kingdom?”
That night I had a visitation, and I heard what I perceived as the audible voice of God.
The powerful voice said, “Don’t worry about it!” I shot up in bed and woke my wife and
told her of the electrifying voice. Glenda said, “What does that mean?” I replied while
still dazed, “I don’t know.”
Then, without further warning, I was hit by the power of God in the most terrifying twohour experience of my life. I encountered the fear of the Lord as I was being scourged by
His voice. The Lord said to me in no uncertain terms, “Don’t ever mock My words as if I
don’t know how to run My kingdom!” I was in sheer terror. I was undone. I curled up
on the bed in a fetal position as the fear of the Lord came at me wave after wave after
wave. My body was jolted, and shook for two hours as the Lord spoke many things to
my heart. His voice shook every aspect of my frame.
For three more days, I shook inside my being. The following night, I was at another
prayer meeting and they started praying for the “fear of the Lord” to be loosed. In my
heart I was crying out, “No! No! We’re not ready for that”. Then I heard the Lord say,
“Ready or not, here I come!” I was in a desperate agony that no one else could feel.
One brother heard I had received this visitation and came and asked me to pray that he
would get it. I took hold of his hands right then, before the Sunday service began and
said loudly “the fear of the Lord”! After that, the dear brother shook and trembled
throughout the entire service and later admitted it wasn’t what he really wanted, although
he knew that he needed it.
Hearing the voice of God is one of the most precious and important things we can ever
experience. He is God and He is determined to tell us whatever He knows is best. We
should never mock His word or be anything less than completely grateful when He
speaks to us. God used to speak to me in dark sayings (Numbers 12:8). These are riddles
that require more prayer and reflection to receive interpretation. They can be extremely
powerful signposts to awesome revelation.
I was complaining one afternoon to some other intercessors that God was always
speaking to me in dark sayings. After that, the dark sayings stopped coming and I wasn’t
hearing God’s voice in any other way either. Once again, I went into serious repentance,
and God occasionally speaks to me in that way again. No matter how God speaks to us,
we must reverence His voice and tremble at His word.
Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.
Ancient kings literally held the power of life and death in what they said. A king could
command a person to be killed and they would be killed. He could set a person free and
they would be freed. The king’s word became law and was indisputable. God is going to
bring many of His people to a level of authority and power where they walk as spiritual
kings upon the earth. The power of death and life is already in our tongues to some
measure, but God wants to raise the anointing level to be like Jesus.
God wants our hearts to be holy so He can release His power through our voice to heal
the sick, cast out demons, bind demonic powers, raise the dead, stop storms and perform
many unusual miracles. We will do all of this through the power of the tongue that is
purified by the hot coals of fire from the altar. The King of Glory demands that our
tongues be holy as He is holy.
Father Abraham Walked Holy Before God
When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to Abram and said to
him, “I am almighty God; walk before Me and be blameless. And I will make My
covenant between Me and you, and will multiply you exceedingly.” Genesis 17:1,2
Abraham was taught to walk in the light of the presence of Almighty God and be
blameless. God calls us to live every moment of every day as if we were standing in the
presence of the holy Judge of the universe. The King of Glory sees every motive, attitude,
thought, word and deed. Nothing escapes His omniscient mind or memory (unless
covered by the blood of Jesus). Almighty God would not have commanded Abram to be
blameless if he could not have chosen to live a holy life.
Abram was not perfect, but Abram believed in God and it was accounted to him for
righteousness (Genesis 15:6). Abram became Abraham and was transformed into a
blameless man who walked in purity and holiness before the Lord. Before the Law,
before the cross and resurrection and before the Bible was even written, our holy God
demanded that Abram walk before Him and live blameless, without sin. Because God is
almighty, He can empower us to walk holy. We must believe!
You Must Be Holy
But as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, because it is
written, “Be holy, for I am holy.” I Peter 1:15,16
God’s word is absolute that we are commanded to live a life of moral and ethical purity in
every facet of our lives at all times. We are to walk before God and be blameless. Jesus
said it was not enough to have an outward form of righteousness like the Pharisees.
“For I say to you, that unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the
scribes and Pharisees, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven”
Jesus taught us, in the sermon on the mount, to obey the commandments of God, live
holy lives full of mercy, love our enemies, pray, give, have faith and bear fruit. He
commands us to become perfect like our heavenly Father (Matthew 5:48). Most
Christians are so overwhelmed by their personal struggles that they are completely
“underwhelmed” by God’s ability to perfect holiness in their lives.
Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness
of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. II Corinthians 7:1
It is our responsibility to cleanse ourselves and perfect holiness in fear of the day of
judgment, which is certain to come to all of us. Paul exhorted the Philippians to be
blameless and live holy “so that I may rejoice in the day of Christ that I have not run
in vain or labored in vain” (Philippians 2:16). Paul certainly believed that his converts
could fall away from the faith. Paul knew that not everyone who started to run for Jesus
would finish the race and receive the prize of eternal salvation in heaven.
The inspired writer of Hebrews told us to “pursue…holiness, without which no one
will see the Lord” (Hebrews 12:14). Saving faith is worked out and demonstrated in
pursuing a life of holiness. People who “receive Jesus” as their Savior and continue to
live a worldly lifestyle are probably not saved. Only the King of Glory knows for sure.
Jesus Died and Rose to Make Us Holy
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with
every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, just as He chose us in Him
before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before
Him. Ephesians 1:3,4
God chose us to walk before Him holy and without blame. He has blessed us with every
spiritual blessing needed in Christ so that we can walk by His Spirit and please Him
through holy living. Through faith in God’s word and humble repentance, God transforms
our lives by the mighty power of the blood of Jesus so that we can live without sinning.
Many Christians focus on their sinful tendencies and the weakness of their flesh rather
than beholding God and the power of His grace. The fallen nature doesn’t want to stop
sinning so many believe a lie that we must live on Earth in a “struggle” every day.
But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another,
and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin. If we say that we
have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins,
He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all
unrighteousness. I John 1:7-9
The Apostle John taught us that the blood of Jesus cleanses us from all sin and that we
have all sinned at one time or another. God is not expecting us to have a revolving door
experience of sin, confession, sin and confession for the rest of our life. A careful study
of I John teaches us that “whoever commits sin also commits lawlessness, and sin is
lawlessness. And you know that He was manifested to take away our sins, and in
Him there is no sin. Whoever abides in Him does not sin. He who sins is of the
devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the son of God
was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil” (I John 3:4-6,8).
Lawlessness is simply refusing to be yoked with Jesus. Lawlessness is expressed in
performance “Christianity” rather than an intimate relationship. A cultural Christian who
lives a life of stubborn rebellion, unbelief, fear and religiosity is operating in lawlessness.
Many who think they are good Christians will be judged on the final day as lawless and
be told to depart from Jesus (see Matthew 7:21).
The Father honors the sacrifice of Jesus with the power to destroy all the works of the
devil in our lives including all tendencies and traces of sin. While the fallen nature is not
eradicated and the potential to sin is very real, the power of the cross is so great that if
the believer daily reckons himself dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus, he can
learn to walk in freedom and victory at all times (see Romans 6). Active faith in the cross
of Jesus Christ saves us from a life of lawless sinning!
John teaches that holy living is the normal Christian life. God is not limited by our fallen
condition, only by our unbelief and misplaced affections. As we grow strong in faith in
His ability, behold Him and place all of our heart affections on Him, we perfect holiness
in the fear of God. We understand that God allows for “perfecting holiness” through a
process of time.
The Holy Spirit governs the sanctification process, or the experience of the believer
becoming more like Jesus, becoming holy. The new convert brings with him assorted
evil habits and tendencies. Jesus calls him to a radical repentance and change of life
saying as He did to the adulterous woman. “Go and sin no more” (John 8:11). Jesus
does not condemn the guilty sinner but calls her unto Himself for a radical rebirth and
It would have been unmerciful for Jesus to command the adulterous woman to stop
sinning if it was impossible for her to do so. Jesus was full of mercy in not condemning
her and in commanding her to transform her life by no longer sinning.
Jesus told the paralytic that He healed to “sin no more, lest a worse thing come upon
you” (John 5:14). God loves us too much to allow us to suffer the crippling affects of
sin throughout our lifetime. He sent Jesus to pay the price to forgive us for our sins and
to deliver us from our sins now. His power is available to enable every believer, no
matter what his past, to live a holy life before God. There is no sinful life so bad that
God cannot transform it by the power of His cross through His mercy and grace. God is
absolutely all-powerful! Have faith in His ability to transform you!
The Romans 7 Paradox
For we know that the law is spiritual, but I am carnal, sold under sin. For what I
am doing, I do not understand. For what I will to do, that I do not practice; but
what I hate, that I do. Romans 7:14,15
This passage, along with most of Romans 7, is often quoted to verify the argument that
life on Earth is a continual struggle and that we all go through it in an endless effort to
make it to paradise where we will no longer sin. But Romans 7 is in the context of Paul’s
argument about the ineffectiveness of the law to produce righteousness and the inability
of the flesh to keep the law. Please notice in the above passage how many times Paul
uses the personal pronoun “I”. Seven times! The conclusion is that “I” cannot keep the
law but thanks be to God that Jesus did and can enable me to a walk holy in faith by the
power of His Spirit.
For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin
and of death. Romans 8:2
Paul teaches that only through faith in Jesus Christ, by the power of the Spirit, can we
walk holy before God. Jesus fulfilled the law, condemned sin in the flesh so “that the
righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us who do not walk according
to the flesh but according to the Spirit” (Romans 8:4). The Holy Spirit dwells in us
to enable us to overcome the lusts of this world and walk in newness of life.
Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in
you? If anyone defiles the temple of God, God will destroy him. For the temple of
God is holy, which temple you are. I Corinthians 3:16,17
The infinite and all-powerful Holy Spirit, the third Person of the trinity, dwells in every
born again believer in Christ. To think that I am so sinful that not even the Holy Spirit
has enough power to transform me is a prideful delusion and a denial of faith, the kind of
faith that saves! We are not to defile the temple of God with sin, we are to yield to the
government of the Holy Spirit and allow God to produce righteousness in us from faith to
faith, one step at a time. The Holy Spirit is completely competent in doing this
marvelous, transforming work as we allow Him to daily govern our lives. Those who
resist the Holy Spirit become ungoverned, or lawless. Our responsibility is to trust the
Holy Spirit and obey His leading and the word of God.
Put Off the Old – Put on the New
That you put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt
according to the deceitful lusts, and be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and that
you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness
and holiness. Ephesians 4:22-24
Paul taught us that the process of becoming holy is the act of first putting off (stopping
and forsaking sin through genuine repentance) old nature behavior. Then we put on the
new man by focusing on God and His word. We then put on the new behavior God
commands, empowered by His Spirit, in agreement with our new nature which has been
recreated in true righteousness and holiness.
We have become free from the power of sin and empowered to be servants of God so that
we experience “fruit to holiness, and the end, everlasting life” (Romans 6:22b).
Notice that holiness is directly connected to eternal life. This agrees with Hebrews 12:10,
cited earlier, that we will not see the Lord unless we are holy. John tells us that the one
who continues in sin is lost and is of the devil and that we should now walk just as Jesus
walked (see I John 2:6).
Holiness Is Loving
And may the Lord make you increase and abound in love to one another and to all,
just as we do to you, so that He may establish your hearts blameless in holiness
before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all His
saints. I Thessalonians 3:12-13
God establishes our hearts blameless in holiness as we love one another. There is no
holiness without love. The book of I John teaches that we must keep His commandments
and love our brothers. If a person does not love His brother, he is deceived and walks in
darkness. “Whoever does not love his brother abides in death. Whoever hates his
brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in
Him” (I John 3:14-15). There is great division, control and selfish competition in many
areas of the church. This is hateful, and there is no eternal life according to John to those
who manipulate, intimidate, accuse and control others for selfish gain.
Paul spoke the truth in love to his disciples that they should abstain from sexual
immorality to possess their bodies in sanctification and honor “for God did not call us
to uncleanness, but in holiness. Therefore he who rejects this does not reject man,
but God, who has also given us His Holy Spirit” (I Thessalonians 4:7,8). The person
who rejects the call to holiness rejects God and denies faith in the power of His cross to
save him. His standing on the day of judgment is in great jeopardy.
The Chastening of God
For they indeed for a few days chastened us as seemed best to them, but He for our
profit, that we may be partakers of His holiness. Now no chastening seems to be
joyful for the present, but painful; nevertheless, afterward it yields the peaceable
fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it. Hebrews 12:10,11
Although my earthly father did not abide in Jesus during my childhood, God gave me a
loving father who provided abundantly for his children, loved my mother deeply and was
always there for us. Dad had a high view of family and put us first in everything. He
was far from a perfect man, but he did discipline us as seemed best to him. He showed
his love in many ways including reasonable discipline and occasional spankings while we
were young and quite deserving rascals.
God, who is perfect, loves us too much to let us wander off into sin and fall away from
His embrace. God is the perfect Father. He will chasten and discipline us so that we may
be partakers of His holiness. Notice the outcome of God’s discipline. We become more
like Him. We become holy and develop the fruit of righteousness.
David’s song echoes through the ages, “Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me”
(Psalm 23:4). Not only does the shepherd use these tools for protection, he will beat the
wayward sheep to bring him back in line in loving discipline. The rod of God brings me
great comfort. I have asked Him to use it on me when I go astray. The Lord has been
generous in His application of the rod on my backside including the fearful visitation I
wrote about above. The pain is never joyful for the moment, but the affliction of the Lord
brings us back in line with His will and purposes. As such, we cannot neglect such a great
salvation as a loving Father who will discipline us to produce righteousness in us that we
may walk in holiness before Him.
The Beauty of Holiness
Oh, worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness! Tremble before Him, all the earth.
Holy people are a beautiful blend of the fruit of the Spirit, the wisdom of God and His
power. They are strong yet gentle, loving yet just and pure and generous. Full of honesty
and integrity, holy people can be trusted at all times. Their motivation is pure and filled
with sacrificial love and service. They are the beautiful saints of whom the world is not
worthy. They become beautiful as they behold the King of Glory.
The King of Glory is holy. He is the transcendent majesty in a category far above all of
us. He graciously promises to impart to us the character and nature of His holiness and
dwells in us to make it possible. Our responsibility is to believe in His ability, behold
Him and put off the old and put on the new. We then become the manifestation of the
sweet fragrance of Christ in every place (II Corinthians 2:14,15).
Holiness is righteousness and humility, grace and truth and love and light. There is
nothing more glorious than a holy life presented as an offering unto the Lord. As we
pursue a holy life we “give to the Lord the glory due His name;…and come before
Him. O, worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness” (I Chronicles 16:29).
This lifestyle in pursuit of holiness is the only acceptable response to the revelation of
The King of Glory. Holiness glorifies the King of Glory, hallows His name and prepares
us to be His warrior bride.
John’s Revelation of the Throne Room
After these things I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven. And the
first voice which I heard was like a trumpet speaking with me, saying, “Come up
here, and I will show you things which must take place after this.” Immediately I
was in the Spirit; and behold, a throne set in heaven, and One sat on the throne.
And He who sat there was like a jasper and a sardius stone in appearance; and there
was a rainbow around the throne, in appearance like an emerald. Around the
throne were twenty-four thrones, and on the thrones I saw twenty-four elders
sitting, clothed in white robes; and they had crowns of gold on their heads. And
from the throne proceeded lightnings, thunderings, and voices. Seven lamps of fire
were burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God. Before the
throne there was a sea of glass, like crystal. And in the midst of the throne, and
around the throne, were four living creatures full of eyes in front and in back. The
first living creature was like a lion, the second living creature like a calf, the third
living creature had a face like a man, and the fourth living creature was like a flying
eagle. The four living creatures, each having six wings, were full of eyes around and
within. And they do not rest day or night, saying: “Holy, holy, holy, Lord God
Almighty, Who was and is and is to come!”
Whenever the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to Him who sits on
the throne, who lives forever and ever, the twenty-four elders fall down before Him
who sits on the throne and worship Him who lives forever and ever, and cast their
crowns before the throne, saying: “You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and
honor and power; for You created all things, and by Your will they exist and were
created.” Revelation 4
John’s revelation of the holy King of Glory on His throne inspires us to worship and
praise Him. As the twenty-four elders fall down in humble adoration, they cast their
golden crowns before the throne of their holy Creator. Only the Holy Spirit can enable
us, by His grace, to do good works that enable us to receive golden crowns. The blood of
Jesus purchased the crown of righteousness. We are made righteous through faith as we
worship and surrender all to follow the King of Glory.
As we pursue the knowledge of the holy King of Glory, we will cast down our crowns of
accomplishments many times. We will be repulsed to think of drawing attention to
ourselves by an entertainment spirit. We will abhor fleshly comparisons with other
ministries and bragging rights about how God may have used us in ministry. We will be
undone as we behold Him. And in losing our lives at His throne, we will discover true
life, in which our every heart motivation is to bring honor and glory to His name.
PRAYER: Holy, holy, holy is the King of Glory! I confess the sins of my unclean lips
before you and forsake them. Father in heaven, please send the hot coal from the altar
and cleanse my lips. Please discipline me and make me holy in Jesus’ name. I believe in
the power of Your cross and Your Spirit to make me holy. I surrender my body, soul and
spirit before You this day. My heart’s desire is to hallow Your name and bring You the
honor and glory You so richly deserve. Please cleanse my heart of all unrighteousness
and fill me to overflowing with Your Holy Spirit. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
CHAPTER 5 – THE LION OF THE TRIBE OF JUDAH
But one of the elders said to me, “Do not weep. Behold, the Lion of the tribe of
Judah, the Root of David, has prevailed to open the scroll and to loose its seven
seals.” Revelation 5:5-6
The nature of The King of Glory is also revealed in the title given to Jesus Christ as the
Lion of the tribe of Judah. Jesus is both Lion and Lamb in His essential nature. We are
to behold and embrace Him in all aspects of His being. As we do, we will become more
John wept because initially no one was found worthy to open the seals of judgment to
vindicate the honor of God’s holy name. One of the elders comforted John with the
revelation that the Lion had prevailed to open the scroll and loose the complete
judgments of God.
We have been called to build a wall of intercession and stand in the gap pleading for
God’s mercy on sinful man. This is a part of our priestly intercession and will continue
by the Spirit for some time. However, a time is coming where the boldness of the Lion
of Judah rises up in the Church so greatly, that Satan will assault every Christian and seek
to kill them through wicked men. The wickedness of the days of Noah will once again be
seen upon the earth.
As people continuously refuse to repent from their sins and rebellious ways, and as the
darkness covers the earth and the Anti-Christ rules for a short time, our intercession will
be changed by the Spirit into “Come Lord Jesus! Bring forth your righteous and true
judgments!” God will raise up bold holy prophets that will become like the Lion of
Judah to agree with and release prayers and prophetic declaration of the last day
judgments of God. While only Jesus is worthy to loose the seals, the Church is called to
be in agreement with His judgments declaring that they are "true and righteous"
(Revelation 16:7; 19:2).
Moreover the king made a great throne of ivory, and overlaid it with pure gold. The
throne had six steps, and the top of the throne was round at the back; there were
armrests on either side of the place of the seat, and two lions stood beside the
armrests. Twelve lions stood there, one on each side of the six steps; nothing like
this had been made for any other kingdom. I Kings 10:18-20
Solomon’s throne is a small prophetic picture of the glorious throne of the great King
who will bring total peace to Earth by His righteous rule. Two lions stood beside the
armrests picturing the powerful works of the Lion of Judah to establish His throne.
The six steps represent the works of man that operate in agreement with the Lion of
Judah to establish His magnificent throne. The twelve lions in pairs along the six steps
speak of the government of God established by man’s warfare in agreement with the Lion
of Judah leading to His glorious throne.
The King of Glory is far more glorious than Solomon, the natural son of David. Jesus is
the spiritual Son of David who rules over all creation. The glorious throne of The King
of Glory will be established on the earth as we become like the Lion of the tribe of Judah.
To become like Him, we must behold Him carefully and receive this revelation deep in
our spirits. We must allow His Spirit to water this word and form Christ in us until we
are mature lions established by His throne.
The Tribe of Judah
Judah, you are he whom your brothers shall praise; your hand shall be on the neck
of your enemies; your father’s children shall bow down before you. Judah is a lion’s
whelp; from the prey, my son, you have gone up. He bows down, he lies down as a
lion; and as a lion, who shall rouse him? The scepter shall not depart from Judah,
nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh comes; and to Him shall be the
obedience of the people. Binding his donkey to the vine, and his donkey’s colt to the
choice vine, He washed his garments in wine, and his clothes in the blood of grapes.
His eyes are darker than wine, and his teeth whiter than milk. Genesis 49:8-12
Jesus was born in the lineage of the tribe of Judah. All the tribes of Israel and all streams
in the body of Christ are called to praise the Lord Jesus Christ! Jacob prophesied that the
offspring of Judah, Shiloh, would have the authority and power over all God’s enemies.
The people would obey Him. He would come forth as a great lion one day after he shed
His blood (washed his garments in wine).
The tribe of Judah prophetically represents authority in Christ Jesus over God’s enemies.
In submission to the Lordship of Jesus Christ, we are given the authority to trample on
serpents and scorpions and over all the power of the enemy (Luke 10:19). The tribe of
Judah always led during the wilderness journey and the conquering of the Promised
Land. Judah means “He shall be praised” and calls us to let our praise lead us into the
presence of the Lord and into battle.
Let the saints be joyful in glory; let them sing aloud on their beds. Let the high
praises of God be in their mouth, and a two-edged sword in their hand, to execute
vengeance on the nations, and punishments on the peoples; to bind their kings with
chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron; to execute on them the written
judgment--this honor have all His saints. Praise the LORD! Psalm 149:5-9
The Spirit of God is taking prophetic praise into higher levels of warfare praise that has
power and authority over demonic forces in the heavenly realms. High praise and
prophetic song releases the sword of the Lord to accomplish spiritual warfare “to execute
on them the written judgment”. All saints have the honor of agreeing with God’s
written judgments on His enemies.
During extraordinary worship services, the Holy Spirit will often take our church into
high praise intercession with prophetic actions. We may be led to use banners, hoops,
tambourines, streamers, dance, shofars, clapping, marching or some other form of high
praise unto our God. We praise as an army of worshippers who are exalting the greatness
of our King of Glory. High praise empowers God’s angels to be loosed on our behalf to
break through witchcraft, curses and assaults of hell.
The Lion of Judah
And this he said of Judah: “Hear, LORD, the voice of Judah, and bring him to his
people; let his hands be sufficient for him, and may You be a help against his
enemies.” Deuteronomy 33:7
The Lion of Judah comes to help us against His enemies. Those who live a life of praise,
worship and prayer will receive the help of the King of Glory against every devil from
hell. We need God’s help to prevail. Moses prophetically interceded that God would
hear the voice of Judah. Jesus ever lives to make intercession for us, but we also join the
intercession of the Spirit for the body of Jesus to overcome the enemy.
Look, a people rises like a lioness, and lifts itself up like a lion; it shall not lie down
until it devours the prey, and drinks the blood of the slain. Numbers 23:24
Although Balaam was carnal, he had an accurate prophetic gift that saw the people of
God rising up like a lioness. This pictures the bride of Christ engaging in violent warfare
until it devours the prey (demonic strongholds) and takes away their power.
Lions are extremely powerful and fierce predators that usually hunt in groups as they
often stalk pray far larger than themselves. The last-day Church will be led into warfare
by little Benjamin, the son of the right hand Church operating in full power (Psalm
“Benjamin is a ravenous wolf; in the morning he shall devour the prey, and at night
he shall divide the spoil” (Genesis 49:27). Jacob prophesied that the last-day Church of
Benjamin would be like a ravenous wolf, like the Lion of Judah, conquering the enemies
of God with a stalking zeal and hunting demonic forces. This warfare has already begun
as spiritual mappers and prayer walkers have taken to mountain tops, hillsides and
various regional gateways learning how to war in the Spirit “and the powers of the
heavens will be shaken” (Matthew 24:29b).
The prophetic voice of the King of Glory will be loosed through His holy apostles and
prophets to shake the heavens and the earth. “Therefore I will shake the heavens, and
the earth will move out of her place, in the wrath of the LORD of hosts and in the
day of His fierce anger” (Isaiah 13:13). The holy terrifying roar of the infinite Lion of
the tribe of Judah will shake the rebellious principalities and powers out of ruling over
the earth as the children of the Lion raise up to become like Him.
For thus says the LORD of hosts: “Once more (it is a little while) I will shake heaven
and earth, the sea and dry land; and I will shake all nations, and they shall come to
the Desire of All Nations, and I will fill this temple with glory,” says the LORD of
hosts. Haggai 2:6-7
See that you do not refuse Him who speaks. For if they did not escape who refused Him
who spoke on earth, much more shall we not escape if we turn away from Him who
speaks from heaven, whose voice then shook the earth; but now He has promised, saying,
“Yet once more I shake not only the earth, but also heaven.” Hebrews 12:25-27
The evil lion and all of his ruling forces will be shaken out of second heaven rulership by
the roar of the Lion of Judah through the lioness, the praising Church who rises up in
high praise to do the warfare in agreement with the written word of God.
Gad – Spiritual Warfare Breaks Through to Good Fortune
When Leah saw that she had stopped bearing, she took Zilpah her maid and gave
her to Jacob as wife. And Leah’s maid Zilpah bore Jacob a son. Then Leah said, “A
troop comes!” So she called his name Gad. Genesis 30:9-11
In the tribe of Gad, We see another prophetic picture of the warrior bride rising up. Gad
was Jacob’s seventh son, the first born of Zilpah, Leah’s maid. The name Gad means
“good fortune, good luck” and is from the root that means “to gather in troops, to cut
through,” from the idea of a troop of men cutting through opposing ranks.
As the seventh son, Gad is a picture of completion, or fulfillment, at the end of an age.
Gad is the tenth gate on the western wall of Zion (Ezekiel 48:34) and pictures the blessed
breakthroughs that will come at the end of the church age through persistent warfare.
This is confirmed by Jacob’s prophecy.
Gad, a troop shall tramp upon him, but he shall triumph at last. Genesis 49:19
Gad was assigned land east of the Jordan River by Moses, and they had difficulty holding
their territory against raiding nations. In the end Gad is to triumph. This pictures the
Church having difficulty holding territory through the ages, but in the end, she triumphs
in total victory and experiences the good fortune of God’s favor.
The tribe of Gad became excellent warriors who crossed over the Jordan to help the rest
of Israel conquer their lands. They were shepherds who cared for the other tribes and
were willing to risk their lives to help them conquer their territory (see Numbers 32:1622). This pictures Christ-like shepherds at the end of the age who will leave their own
comfort and families and help other Christians come into their full inheritance. These
shepherds war for others so they can have the breakthroughs to good fortune.
Then Moses said to them: “If you do this thing, if you arm yourselves before the
LORD for the war, and all your armed men cross over the Jordan before the LORD
until He has driven out His enemies from before Him, and the land is subdued
before the LORD, then afterward you may return and be blameless before the
LORD and before Israel; and this land shall be your possession before the LORD.
Moses prophetically recognized an anointing on Gad to breakthrough in warfare as a
powerful troop of the Lord.
And of Gad he said: “Blessed is he who enlarges Gad; he dwells as a lion, and tears
the arm and the crown of his head. He provided the first part for himself, because a
lawgiver’s portion was reserved there. He came with the heads of the people; he
administered the justice of the LORD, and His judgments with Israel.”
Gad is called to be like the Lion of Judah disarming God’s enemies and taking their
crowns. Gad has an anointing to lead with justice and righteousness as he breaks through
carnality and wickedness. The calling of Gad includes righteous living in relation to
other tribes so that he might be a plumbline to the body of Christ. Some Gadites were
loyal to David and demonstrated fierce intensity to see his kingdom established.
Some Gadites joined David at the stronghold in the wilderness, mighty men of valor,
men trained for battle, who could handle shield and spear, whose faces were like the
faces of lions, and were as swift as gazelles on the mountains. 1 Chronicles 12:8
These were from the sons of Gad, captains of the army; the least was over a
hundred, and the greatest was over a thousand. These are the ones who crossed the
Jordan in the first month, when it had overflowed all its banks; and they put to
flight all those in the valleys, to the east and to the west. I Chronicles 12:14,15
We must behold the King of Glory and become spiritual warriors whose faces reflect the
nature of the Lion of Judah. We must learn to handle the weapons of our warfare,
respond quickly to enemy attacks and lead others to put the enemy to flight at all times.
The direction “west” speaks to us of the setting sun, the season of fall and the end of an
age. The close of the Church age requires closure in warfare, and the warrior Gadites are
placed on the western wall to picture this (Ezekiel 48:34).
We observe that the least of the Gadites had authority over a hundred warriors. Gadites
are called to be leaders of warfare and captains of the army of God. They crossed the
overflowing Jordan at great risk to themselves. There were no bridges in ancient Israel
and the Gadites got into the river over their heads to help David. Last day Gadites do not
let any obstacle prevent them from advancing the kingdom of the Son of David.
The sons of Reuben, the Gadites, and half the tribe of Manasseh had forty-four
thousand seven hundred and sixty valiant men, men able to bear shield and sword,
to shoot with the bow, and skillful in war, who went to war. They made war with the
Hagrites, Jetur, Naphish, and Nodab. And they were helped against them, and the
Hagrites were delivered into their hand, and all who were with them, for they cried
out to God in the battle. He heeded their prayer, because they put their trust in Him.
Then they took away their livestock--fifty thousand of their camels, two hundred
and fifty thousand of their sheep, and two thousand of their donkeys--also one
hundred thousand of their men; for many fell dead, because the war was God’s. And
they dwelt in their place until the captivity. 1 Chronicles 5:18-22
The warfare brought Gad a great fortune of spoil including a massive number of livestock
that made them wealthy. Gadites, along with Reuben and Manasseh, made war with
nations and cried out to God for help in battle. Because they trusted in God, He helped
them overcome and breakthrough to the blessings of peace and abundant prosperity. The
Lord wants us to war for our brothers, take hold of our inheritance in Christ Jesus and
experience the blessings of triumph.
Gad is sometimes called Gilead. Gilead was a fertile pastureland east of the Jordan river
that Gad possessed. Gilead means “a perpetual fountain; a heap of testimony; a witness;
strong”. Gilead became known as a place of blessing and healing. There were plants and
spices that grew in Gilead that were used in making healing balms (Jeremiah 8:22). Part
of the blessing of Gad is the refreshing healing balm of Gilead and the oil of gladness that
And Elijah the Tishbite, of the inhabitants of Gilead... I Kings 17:1
Elijah first appeared to Ahab as a mighty prophet emerging from among the
inhabitants of Gilead, of the tribe of Gad. Elijah lived in the region of Gad before
being released publicly into his powerful prophetic ministry. Elijah had to become a
great spiritual warrior with great zeal to walk in His high calling. The record is
purposely not clear on Elijah’s tribal roots, but Tishbah was part of the territory of
Naphtali, the last gate on the western wall and the twelfth and final gate of all of
Zion (Ezekiel 48:34).
It is appropriate that we recognize the spirit of Elijah coming at the end of the age to
empower God’s people for breakthrough in spiritual warfare unto eternal blessings in
Christ Jesus. This powerful anointing springs forth out of Gad as a mighty troop of last
day warriors determined to deliver the people of God from double-mindedness and the
enemies that so easily beset them.
Bold Lion Authority and Power
The wicked flee when no one pursues, but the righteous are bold as a lion.
A lion, which is mighty among beasts and does not turn away from any.
For thus the LORD has spoken to me: “As a lion roars, and a young lion over his
prey (when a multitude of shepherds is summoned against him, He will not be afraid
of their voice nor be disturbed by their noise), so the LORD of hosts will come down
to fight for Mount Zion and for its hill.” Isaiah 31:4
You shall tread upon the lion and the cobra, the young lion and the serpent you shall
trample underfoot. Psalms 91:13
Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all
the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Luke 10:18-19
The Lord intends to pour out the supernatural boldness, seen prophetically in lions, upon
His last-day warrior bride. The Lion of the tribe of Judah has purposed that we become
like Him in His fierce, warring nature to overcome our wicked enemies. The King of
Glory gives authority to overcome all the power of the enemy and promises us that
nothing will hurt those who follow in submission to His Lordship.
The King of Glory Himself will come down and fight for us, but He will not fight alone.
As He prophetically spoke through Barak to the prophetic last-day bride pictured in
Deborah, “If you will go with me, then I will go; but if you will not go with me, I will
not go” (Judges 4:8b)! Jesus will not go into the last day battle without His warrior
bride by His side. He intends to declare His name into our spirits until we rise up and
become lions like Him. The glory of His power will transform a weak, divided, carnal,
lukewarm Church into an awesome unified, pure, zealous army of holy warriors.
Each one had four faces: the first face was the face of a cherub, the second face the
face of a man, the third the face of a lion, and the fourth the face of an eagle. Ezekiel
The four living creatures that surround the throne reflect the various faces of our Lord to
some degree. One of those four faces is that of the lion. As we worship the Lord of hosts
and proclaim His holiness, we will begin to take on the face of the lion as well as His
other vital attributes.
The Roar of The King of Glory
They shall walk after the LORD. He will roar like a lion. When He roars, then His
sons shall come trembling from the west. Hosea 11:10
The sons of God will not flee from the roar of the Lion of Judah. They will be gathered
together with Him to become warriors like Him. They come in great humility even
trembling before Him as Moses came near Him in the dark cloud to speak with God.
“And so terrifying was the sight that Moses said, ‘I am exceedingly afraid and
trembling’” (Hebrews 12:21).
The congregation of Israel shrank back in fear of the terrible voice of the Lord of hosts,
but God gave courage to Moses to approach the thick darkness and embrace the nature of
The King of Glory. God will empower His people with courage to approach Him and
embrace His roar. When we will fear the Lord as Moses did, we will fear no man. We
will boldly go into battle in submission to the Lion who roars over His enemies.
Surely the Lord GOD does nothing, unless He reveals His secret to His servants the
prophets. A lion has roared! Who will not fear? The Lord GOD has spoken! Who
can but prophesy? Amos 3:7-8
When we hear the roaring voice of The King of Glory, prophetic words will erupt through
countless saints as the voice of many waters. This corporate roar will be anointed by God
to release His power on Earth including His judgments.
The Wicked Lion
Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you
in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you. Be sober, be
vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking
whom he may devour. Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same
sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world. I Peter 5:6-9
The rebellious devil imitates the Lion of Judah and seeks to intimidate us into fear by his
roar of lies and accusations. We must humble ourselves under the mighty hand of God
and flow in His power. We must not allow any worry, for that gives place to the enemy to
feed on our fear. We are called to resist that wicked lion who dares to stand in defiance
against the King of Glory. Let’s remind him that his destiny is to spend all eternity in the
lake of fire for His rebellion.
Satan and his hordes are more evil than we can imagine or understand. Those who are
deceived and brought into his slavery are destined to become more like him. There will
be no neutral ground or gray area at the end of the age. People will choose to worship the
Lion of Judah or the wicked lion of hell. The full, mature fruit of mankind at the end of
the age will manifest either the fruit of the tree of life in Christ Jesus or the tree of
deceptive knowledge, soul power and man’s reason that leads to death under Satan’s selfexaltive rule.
Those who choose to serve Satan will become wicked devourers on the earth to the full
degree. The Anti-Christ will be more wicked than any ruler that has ever lived, and he
will have many millions that will worship him. Scripture often talks about those whose
lives are given to Satan as young lions.
The young lions roared at him, and growled; they made his land waste; his cities are
burned, without inhabitant. Jeremiah 2:15
Israel is like scattered sheep; the lions have driven him away. First the king of
Assyria devoured him; now at last this Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon has broken
his bones. Jeremiah 50:17
“Behold, I am against you,” says the LORD of hosts, “I will burn your chariots in
smoke, and the sword shall devour your young lions; I will cut off your prey from
the earth, and the voice of your messengers shall be heard no more.” Nahum 2:13
Her princes in her midst are roaring lions; her judges are evening wolves that leave
not a bone till morning. Zephaniah 3:3
The young lions can be aggressive politicians, extremely competitive businessmen, selfexalting ministers or ruthless military leaders. Their hearts are filled with greed, lust and
violence. They will not repent or bow the knee to the Lion of the tribe of Judah until the
day of judgment. We are not called to war against their flesh and blood but against the
powerful forces of wickedness that empower them. We are to bind the strongman and
plunder as much of his goods as possible through apostolic evangelism.
Obey the Voice of the King of Glory
Then he said to him, “Because you have not obeyed the voice of the LORD, surely,
as soon as you depart from me, a lion shall kill you.” And as soon as he left him, a
lion found him and killed him. I Kings 20:36
The young dead prophet was a man of God who was given an anointed prophetic word
that he faithfully declared to king Jeroboam. The man of God prophesied that Josiah
would come and make sweeping reforms and judge the wicked priests who served the
On his way home, the young prophet listened to the deceptive words of an older prophet
who claimed to have heard an angel tell him to have him over for dinner. This religious
conversation deceived the young prophet, who probably longed for refreshment and
fellowship. Prophets often feel isolated, and flowing under powerful anointing can make
one very hungry when the anointing lifts.
The word of the Lord had told him not to eat bread or drink until he returned home.
Because the young prophet listened to the voice of a carnal old prophet and disobeyed the
voice of the King of Glory, he came out from the covering of the Angel of the Lord. A
lion was allowed to kill this man of God for transgressing in the matter of eating and
drinking. Remember, there is no forgiveness at this level of revelation and understanding
of the powerful Lord of hosts, the Lion of Judah in His prophetic judgments.
We must learn absolute and complete obedience to all of the instructions of the Lord to
walk in higher levels of His prophetic anointing. Otherwise, we can become like the
young prophet whose word was absolutely accurate but whose life was tragically cut
short by an older prophet assuming the grace of God for sloppiness, religious “white
lies”, and mixture in the prophetic.
God hates mixture, and those who walk in it in the last days will be given over to the
wicked lion who feeds on man’s flesh, especially the flesh of the prophets whom he fears.
Prophets have great power to release the voice of God’s judgments and must contend
continuously to perfect holiness in the fear of God.
PRAYER: Father, I humbly bow before Your glorious throne in the name of Jesus
Christ. I repent of all mixture and sloppiness in my walk with You. I hear Your voice
roaring through the Lion of the Tribe of Judah. I willfully choose to draw near Your
awesome throne and desire with all my heart to hear and obey Your thunderous voice.
Deliver me Father from all the lions of the enemy, who seek to steal, kill and devour my
family and me. Anoint me with your boldness so I can faithfully proclaim your word, as I
ought to. Transform me Lord as I focus on the Lion of Judah. Make me like Him in all
His courage and strength. Thank you Father for hearing my prayer and changing me to
be like Jesus Christ, the King of Glory. In His glorious name, Amen.
CHAPTER 6 – THE KING OF GLORY
The earth is the LORD’s, and all its fullness, the world and those who dwell therein.
For He has founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the waters. Who may
ascend into the hill of the LORD? Or who may stand in His holy place? He who
has clean hands and a pure heart, who has not lifted up his soul to an idol, nor
sworn deceitfully. He shall receive blessing from the LORD, and righteousness from
the God of his salvation. This is Jacob, the generation of those who seek Him, who
seek Your face. Selah
Lift up your heads, O you gates! And be lifted up, you everlasting doors! And the
King of glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and
mighty, the LORD mighty in battle. Lift up your heads, O you gates! Lift up, you
everlasting doors! And the King of glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory?
The LORD of hosts, He is the King of glory. Psalm 24
The King of Glory is the Lord of Hosts and He shall come in to the midst of His people
and rule upon the earth. The King of Glory is coming soon! The King of glory is the
Lord strong and mighty. He is the heavenly Warrior that cannot be defeated.
The entire earth belongs to the Lord, and He is calling disciples to ascend unto Zion, His
holy hill, with clean hands and a pure heart. Our God is calling us to lift up our heads
and open our hearts so that King of glory may come in through our clean hearts. Jesus
said that rivers of living waters would flow through the believing hearts of people who
come to Him to drink (John 7;37,38).
The Holy Spirit is going to pour forth from the doors of God’s temple. His temple is the
corporate body of Christ. We are the temple of the Holy Spirit (I Corinthians 3:16). As
our hearts are united with Christ and struck by the rod of God’s loving discipline, rivers
of living water will pour through us to touch thirsty hearts in the wilderness. God is
going to come into our midst and through our midst. He will dwell in the midst of our
praises, and He will come in great glory.
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory
as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:14
God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by
the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed
heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds; who being the brightness
of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the
word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right
hand of the Majesty on high. Hebrews 1:1-4
Jesus Christ, the living Word, is the brightness of the glory of God. Jesus is the King of
glory. Jesus demonstrated the glory of God through living a life full of grace and truth.
The glory of God is the radiance of His splendor, the excellence of His majesty, the
brilliance of His infinite beauty, the summation of His character and the expression of His
The word used for glory in Hebrew is “kabowd” (kaw-bode') and cannot possibly be
accurately translated in one word. Kabowd is used 200 times in the Old Testament, and
the New Testament equivalent “doxa” is used 163 times. After reading all these verses
and more, I am simply overwhelmed at how little I understand of the glory of God.
The word glory connotes the ideas of wealth, honor, substance, weightiness, significance,
beauty, power, authority, greatness, brilliance, magnificence and splendor. The revelation
of God’s glory includes the manifestation of the presence of His essential being. The
glory of God represents the fullness of His expression, and Christ is the exact
representation of God’s glory.
John defined glory in two words: grace and truth. Grace establishes God’s goodness,
kindness, love, tenderness, forgiveness, mercy and complete enabling power to those who
love Him. Truth reveals His justice, righteousness, holiness, standards, judgeship and
accountability. Grace is pictured in the Lamb of God. Truth is seen in the Lion of Judah.
Jesus is the perfect blend of grace and truth, and He calls us to behold Him and become
Transformed by the King of Glory
But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are
being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of
the Lord. II Corinthians 3:18
As the Spirit of God unveils our face to receive revelation of the glory of the Lord, we are
transformed into the same image from one level of reflecting his nature to another level.
This process will continue throughout eternity. God doesn’t want us to wait until heaven
to be transformed. His heart is to fill us with His glory now as we behold Jesus.
The enemy seeks to distract us to look at anything and anyone other than Jesus. He blinds
the minds of unbelievers and seeks to veil believers’ minds so that they focus on stuff,
problems, struggles, obstacles and so forth. Psalm 24 encourages us to lift up our heads
to behold the King of glory so that we can become like Him and be vessels of His glory.
It is the glory of God to accomplish this great work in our midst.
The Glory of the Lord Appears to Man
There are many appearances of the glory of the Lord in scripture. God intends to reveal
His glory to all the nations. As we briefly look at His appearances, we can grow in
understanding the King of glory, who is coming back to claim His bride and vindicate His
1. Abraham – Acts 7:2 – The glory of God appeared to Abraham and called him out of
Ur of the Chaldeas to go to a land that He would show him. God is the sovereign
Lord who calls individuals out of darkness into His light. We must heed the call of
God and obey.
2. The Children of Israel – Exodus 16:7-10 – The glory of God appeared to Israel in a
cloud as they complained about the food. God spoke to Moses and God sent them
miraculous provisions of quail.
3. The Children of Israel – Exodus 24:16,17 – The glory of the Lord rested on Mount
Sinai, and the cloud covered it six days. On the seventh day God called to Moses out
of the midst of the cloud. The sight of the glory of the Lord was like a consuming fire
on the top of the mountain in the eyes of the children of Israel. (see also Deuteronomy
4. Moses – Exodus 33:18; 34:6 - Moses petitioned God, “Show me Your glory.” God
proclaimed His name before Moses and allowed him to see his back.
5. The Children of Israel – Exodus 29:43; 40:34-38; Leviticus 9:6,23 – The Lord
fulfilled His promise by manifesting His glory in the tabernacle so that the priests
could not minister there. Fire came from the cloud of His glory to consume the
sacrifices as the tabernacle was dedicated. The Glory of God consecrated and
sanctified the tabernacle as a holy place where man could meet with God. The glory
of the Lord was seen in the cloud by day and fire by night over the tabernacle during
the 40 years of wilderness wandering.
6. The Children of Israel – Numbers 14:10 – When they believed the evil unbelieving
report of the ten spies, the glory of God manifested and judged their fighting men to
die in the wilderness save Joshua and Caleb. God promises that one-day, all the earth
shall be filled with His glory (Numbers 14:21).
7. The Children of Israel – Numbers 16:19-42 – In Korah’s rebellion against Moses,
the glory of the Lord appeared and judged Korah and those 250 leaders who sided
with Him against the Lord’s anointed, Moses. The people rebelled, and the glory of
the Lord judged them as well.
8. The Children of Israel – Numbers 20:6 – The glory of the Lord appeared in response
to complaints for lack of water. This is where Moses angrily struck the rock twice
rather than speak to it as God commanded. This cost Moses the opportunity to go
into the promised land.
9. Solomon and the People – I Kings 8:10-11; II Chronicles 5:14; 7:1 – At the
dedication of Solomon’s temple the glory of the Lord came and filled the temple
similar to the time He filled the tabernacle. Fire came out of the cloud and consumed
the burnt offerings.
10. Isaiah – John 12:41 – Throughout Isaiah’s ministry, he saw and prophesied the glory
of God, especially in Isaiah 60-66.
11. Ezekiel – Ezekiel 1:28; 3:23: 8:4; 10:4,18,19; 11:22,23; 43:2-5; 44:4 – Ezekiel saw
and experienced the manifestations of the glory of God more than any other Old
Testament prophet. He saw God’s throne, the four living creatures and had many
extraordinary visions of His infinite glory.
12. The Disciples – John 1:14; Matthew 17:2; Mark 9:2 – The disciples beheld Jesus’
grace and truth on a daily basis, but Peter, James and John were taken with Jesus to
the mountain where He was transfigured before them in the radiance of His glorified
13. Stephen – Acts 7:55,56 – As Stephen was being martyred, the heavens opened and he
saw the glory of God with Jesus standing at the right hand of the Father. As the first
martyr of the church age, Jesus welcomed Stephen into heaven.
14. John – Revelation 15:8; 21:11,23-26 – Throughout the book of Revelation, John
beheld visions of the glory of God. He saw God’s glory filling the temple and Zion,
the city of God.
If you will take the time to read the scriptures listed above related to the glory of God,
you will see that God’s glory appears in grace and truth. There is both mercy and
judgment when His glory comes. When the King of glory returns to earth, it will be a
time of grace and truth, mercy and judgment in fullest measure.
Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.
God called Ezekiel the son of man and revealed more of His glory to Ezekiel than other
prophets. The true Son of Man will return with great glory. Jesus will return in extreme
brightness, power, honor, royalty and awesome majesty. Words cannot describe the
incredible pageantry of that holy moment. The King of glory will come to Earth.
A Fire Goes Before Him
The LORD reigns; let the earth rejoice; let the multitude of isles be glad! Clouds
and darkness surround Him; righteousness and justice are the foundation of His
throne. A fire goes before Him, and burns up His enemies round about. His
lightnings light the world; the earth sees and trembles. The mountains melt like wax
at the presence of the LORD, at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth. The
heavens declare His righteousness, and all the peoples see His glory. Let all be put to
shame who serve carved images, who boast of idols. Worship Him, all you gods.
Zion hears and is glad, and the daughters of Judah rejoice because of Your
judgments, O LORD. For You, LORD, are most high above all the earth; You are
exalted far above all gods.
You who love the LORD, hate evil! He preserves the souls of His saints; He delivers
them out of the hand of the wicked. Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness
for the upright in heart. Rejoice in the LORD, you righteous, and give thanks at the
remembrance of His holy name. Psalm 97
The King of glory will send a fire before He returns to prepare the hearts of the people to
receive Him. Just as God sent John the Baptist to prepare the way for the Lamb to come,
the Lord of glory will send forth His baptism of fire to expose the hearts of all people
before He comes as the Lion. Those who repent and embrace His cleansing fire will be
made ready. Those who refuse to repent and do not embrace the fire, do so to their own
The coming of the King of glory will shake the earth and melt mountains. Every proud
and powerful man, woman or child that has resisted the Lord will be brought low before
Him. Every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is the Lord of
glory (Philippians 2:11). It will be a great and terrible day as the Lord returns. For those
who love Him, it will be the greatest day on Earth since His resurrection. For those who
hate Him, it will be a terrible day as they are judged and separated from His grace and
kindness for all eternity.
We need to call out for the full baptism of the fire of God to cleanse us so we can be filled
by His glory. We need the anointing of His fiery eyes to preach the gospel with a
boldness, courage, power and urgency that will bring people into a point of decision.
Many will repent and believe on the Lord Jesus Christ. We must burn with the passion
and zeal of the Lord to accomplish all that the Father has appointed us to experience. The
fire of God will make us holy as Isaiah foresaw.
And it shall come to pass that he who is left in Zion and remains in Jerusalem will
be called holy--everyone who is recorded among the living in Jerusalem. When the
Lord has washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and purged the blood of
Jerusalem from her midst, by the spirit of judgment and by the spirit of burning,
then the LORD will create above every dwelling place of Mount Zion, and above her
assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day and the shining of a flaming fire by night. For
over all the glory there will be a covering. And there will be a tabernacle for shade
in the daytime from the heat, for a place of refuge, and for a shelter from storm and
rain. Isaiah 4:3-6
God’s spirit of burning will cleanse the remnant of Israel and the church on Earth so that
His glory can fill us and rest over us as He did the tabernacle in the wilderness.
Wherever the Spirit of God leads us to go, the cloud of glory will go with us. His radiant
splendor will shine through us as the body of Jesus reaches full maturity. When the world
sees the body of Jesus Christ, they will finally be seeing Jesus because His body we will
be full of grace and truth. Their treatment of the body of Christ and response to our
message will determine their eternal destiny.
The Voice of the King of Glory
Give unto the LORD, O you mighty ones, give unto the LORD glory and strength.
Give unto the LORD the glory due to His name; worship the LORD in the beauty of
holiness. The voice of the LORD is over the waters; the God of glory thunders; the
LORD is over many waters. The voice of the LORD is powerful; the voice of the
LORD is full of majesty.
The voice of the LORD breaks the cedars, yes, the LORD splinters the cedars of
Lebanon. He makes them also skip like a calf, Lebanon and Sirion like a young wild
ox. The voice of the LORD divides the flames of fire. The voice of the LORD shakes
the wilderness; the LORD shakes the Wilderness of Kadesh. The voice of the LORD
makes the deer give birth, and strips the forests bare; and in His temple everyone
The LORD sat enthroned at the Flood, and the LORD sits as King forever. The
LORD will give strength to His people; the LORD will bless His people with peace.
As we give ourselves to worship and glorify the King of Glory in the beauty of holiness,
the Lord will speak to our hearts and transform us. His voice will thunder to us, in us and
And so it was, when Jesus had ended these sayings, that the people were astonished
at His teaching, for He taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.
The glory of God will release the same teaching anointing Jesus walked in so that people
will be astonished and challenged by the living word of God. Their hearts will be pierced
by the powerful voice of God flowing through ordinary believers who are filled with His
The Lord will release powerful prophetic anointings so that our proclamation will be with
authority and accompanied by great power, amazing signs and incredible wonders.
Kings, presidents, businessmen and many people will be astounded at the wisdom of the
Lord that pours from anointed vessels who have been purged by the fire of God. Holy
apostles and prophets will release a flood of revelation that will light up the world.
The Future is Glorious
Arise, shine; for your light has come! And the glory of the LORD is risen upon you.
For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people; but
the LORD will arise over you, and His glory will be seen upon you. The Gentiles
shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising. Lift up your eyes
all around, and see: they all gather together, they come to you; your sons shall come
from afar, and your daughters shall be nursed at your side. Then you shall see and
become radiant, and your heart shall swell with joy; because the abundance of the
sea shall be turned to you, the wealth of the Gentiles shall come to you. The
multitude of camels shall cover your land, the dromedaries of Midian and Ephah;
all those from Sheba shall come; they shall bring gold and incense, and they shall
proclaim the praises of the LORD. All the flocks of Kedar shall be gathered together
to you, the rams of Nebaioth shall minister to you; they shall ascend with acceptance
on My altar, and I will glorify the house of my glory. Isaiah 60:1-7
As the King of glory is formed in our hearts and we become ready for Him to rise and
shine in our hearts, the world will see His glory in and through us. Millions will turn to
Jesus when His followers really look like Him.
God will cause the great transfer of wealth we’ve all heard about when we walk in the
anointed presence of the King of glory completely submitted to His perfect will. We will
be bondservants of love and will not be hirelings. We will not serve Him for the money,
but He will give us dominion over the god of mammon to build the last day temple in
millions of human hearts.
For thus says the LORD of hosts: “Once more (it is a little while) I will shake heaven
and earth, the sea and dry land; and I will shake all nations, and they shall come to
the Desire of All Nations, and I will fill this temple with glory,” says the LORD of
hosts. “The silver is Mine, and the gold is Mine,” says the LORD of hosts. “The
glory of this latter temple shall be greater than the former,” says the LORD of hosts.
“And in this place I will give peace,” says the LORD of hosts. Haggai 2:6-9
God’s fire will cleanse His temple. God’s voice will shake the nations and many will
come to the glorious last day house of God. The glory of the latter temple shall be far
greater than Solomon’s or the first day church birthed at Pentecost. God always saves the
best wine for last and the last days will be the most extraordinary time to be alive. It will
be the best of times and the worst of times as the world heads towards certain judgment
and the wrath of God pours out upon the lost.
PRAYER: Father in heaven, I pray that you would open my eyes to see the King of
Glory. I lift up my eyes and my heart to worship you. I pray that you would come into
your temple and fill your temple with your glory. Send me your fire Father and cleanse
my temple so your glory can radiate through me to a needy world. I willingly offer my
life on the altar of sacrifice to do your will as a willing bondservant. Let your fire fall
upon me. Show me Your glory. Fill me with your glory and let your glory flow forth from
my heart as a mighty rushing river as Jesus promised. I love you Father! I love you
King of Glory, my Lord Jesus. I love you Holy Spirit! Come Lord and dwell in all your
glory in my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
CHAPTER 7 – THE ZEAL OF THE KING OF GLORY
Now the Passover of the Jews was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. And He
found in the temple those who sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the
moneychangers doing business. When He had made a whip of cords, He drove them
all out of the temple, with the sheep and the oxen, and poured out the changers’
money and overturned the tables. And He said to those who sold doves, “Take these
things away! Do not make My Father’s house a house of merchandise!” Then His
disciples remembered that it was written, “Zeal for Your house has eaten Me up.”
The King of Glory demonstrated His passionate zeal when He cleansed the temple of
God. The fire of God consumed Jesus with a jealous indignation for the purity of His
Father’s house. Jesus saw that wicked religious men had turned His Father’s house into a
den of thieves (Matthew 21:13). He hated what His holy eyes saw. Jesus saw the filthy
desecration of the sacred temple. He saw God’s house of prayer turned into a money
making machine for the chief priests and religious leaders. Jesus was outraged!
Under the anointing of heavenly zeal, Jesus made a whip of cords and violently drove out
the greedy moneychangers and the merchandisers. The King of Glory hates all
defilement that comes into His house, but He especially hates greed and the love of
money. His zeal will purge His last-day church of greedy leaders so that it might become
a house of prayer for all nations.
Zeal Consumed Jesus
Then His disciples remembered that it was written, “Zeal for Your house has eaten
Me up.” John 2:17
The Greek word for zeal is “zelos” (dzay'-los); which means “intense passion, fervent
intensity, jealousy, as of a husband over his wife”. Zelos is also translated “emulation,
envying, fervent mind, indignation, jealousy and zeal”.
Zelos appears sixteen times in the New Testament. It always speaks of intense passion
and is translated “fiery indignation” in Hebrews 10:27. “But a certain fearful expectation
of judgment, and fiery indignation which will devour the adversaries”. Jesus was being
eaten up by a fiery indignation towards the desecrating actions of evil men.
“For our God is an all consuming fire” (Hebrews 12:29). Jesus was filled with the
fire of God and consumed by God’s zeal that launched Him into extremely violent action
to cleanse the temple of God. The King of Glory wants us to behold Him in His zeal and
become like Him so that we also may cleanse the house of God from impurities today.
Zelo comes from the root word “zeo” which means “to be hot (boil, of liquids; or glow,
of solids), i.e. (figuratively) be fervent or earnest”. The fire of God baptizes us so we boil
with the zeal of the King of Glory. We must pray to become consumed with zeal for our
Father’s house. This translates into a holy jealousy that God’s name be hallowed. This
zeal and jealousy is needed to overcome those religious leaders who allow themselves to
become demonized by control spirits. Their evil influence resists the Holy Spirit and
anyone who walks in high anointing as Jesus did. Pharisee types love money and
persecute anointed ones.
Because zeal for Your house has eaten me up, and the reproaches of those who
reproach You have fallen on me. Psalm 69:9
David experienced the reproaches of religious leaders who hated God and His anointed
king. David was an intensely zealous worshipper long before he became the king. He
passionately longed to build a house for God and made all the preparations so that his son
Solomon could build a glorious temple unto the Lord.
The house of the Lord, whether the Jewish temple or the Christian church, has been
subjected to corruption many times through history. It always takes a zealous reformer to
burn with God’s zeal to make the needed corrections. That individual will be hated by
religious leaders but will please the King of Glory. This holy zeal and jealousy is first
seen in the life of Phinehas, the grandson of Aaron who became the high priest during
Joshua’s leadership into the Promised Land.
The Zeal of Phinehas
Then Israel remained in Acacia Grove, and the people began to commit harlotry
with the women of Moab. They invited the people to the sacrifices of their gods, and
the people ate and bowed down to their gods. So Israel was joined to Baal of Peor,
and the anger of the LORD was aroused against Israel. Then the LORD said to
Moses, “Take all the leaders of the people and hang the offenders before the LORD,
out in the sun, that the fierce anger of the LORD may turn away from Israel.” So
Moses said to the judges of Israel, “Every one of you kill his men who were joined to
Baal of Peor.”
And indeed, one of the children of Israel came and presented to his brethren a
Midianite woman in the sight of Moses and in the sight of all the congregation of the
children of Israel, who were weeping at the door of the tabernacle of meeting. Now
when Phinehas the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, saw it, he rose from
among the congregation and took a javelin in his hand; and he went after the man of
Israel into the tent and thrust both of them through, the man of Israel, and the
woman through her body. So the plague was stopped among the children of Israel.
And those who died in the plague were twenty-four thousand.
Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying: “Phinehas the son of Eleazar, the son of
Aaron the priest, has turned back My wrath from the children of Israel, because he
was zealous with My zeal among them, so that I did not consume the children of
Israel in My zeal. Therefore say, ‘Behold, I give to him My covenant of peace; and it
shall be to him and his descendants after him a covenant of an everlasting
priesthood, because he was zealous for his God, and made atonement for the
children of Israel.’” Now the name of the Israelite who was killed, who was killed
with the Midianite woman, was Zimri the son of Salu, a leader of a father's house
among the Simeonites. And the name of the Midianite woman who was killed was
Cozbi the daughter of Zur; he was head of the people of a father's house in Midian.
Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying: “Harass the Midianites, and attack them;
for they harassed you with their schemes by which they seduced you in the matter of
Peor and in the matter of Cozbi, the daughter of a leader of Midian, their sister, who
was killed in the day of the plague because of Peor.” Numbers 25:1-18
God’s people had wandered nearly forty years in the wilderness and were about to cross
into the Promised Land when Satan, through the counsel of Balaam, sent in an assault to
bring the people of God into unholy mixture with the women of Moab and Midian.
Balaam could not curse God’s people, but he knew that if they could be seduced to
worship idols, God Himself would judge them. Balaam sold his unholy counsel because
he loved money rather than righteousness.
Kings Balak and Zur followed his counsel and sent in their most enticing women to lure
the men to worship their evil gods. Once God-fearing men were defiled by eating food
sacrificed to idols and through sexual immorality, characteristic of Jezebel who calls
herself a prophetess (see Revelation 2:20). Demons transferred into their bodies during
sexual intercourse and caused them to be one flesh with the demonized women who
served Baal of Peor.
God commanded Moses to kill all of the men who had become joined to Baal of Peor
through demonic worship. A plague was also killing men and eventually 24,000 were
consumed by God’s fiery indignation. As people wept before the tabernacle of the Lord
over the loss of so many lives, an arrogant fool named Zimri paraded a Midianite princess
past Moses and the assembly right into his tent to enjoy demonic pleasure.
The zeal of the King of Glory came upon Phinehas, who grabbed a spear and took violent
action to kill Zimri and Cozbi, who were apparently in the act of fornication. The Bible
gives the following testimony as God spoke approvingly to Moses about Phinehas:
Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying: “Phinehas the son of Eleazar, the son of
Aaron the priest, has turned back My wrath from the children of Israel, because he
was zealous with My zeal among them, so that I did not consume the children of
Israel in My zeal. Therefore say, ‘Behold, I give to him My covenant of peace; and it
shall be to him and his descendants after him a covenant of an everlasting
priesthood, because he was zealous for his God, and made atonement for the
children of Israel.’” Numbers 25:10-13
The American Standard Version translates the above underlined phrase “in that he was
jealous with my jealousy among them”. God’s zeal is rooted in His jealous passion
for the purity of His people. Our God is a consuming fire of jealousy. The Hebrew word
“qinah” (kin-aw’) used in the above passage may be translated either “zealous” or
“jealous”. Various translations have chosen one or the other or a combination of both.
Phinehas, whose name means “mouth of brass”, was consumed by jealous passion for
God’s people to be preserved from demonic mixture. God honored his violent action and
declared there would be an everlasting priesthood of peace that flowed through Phinehas’
descendants. There is a priesthood today for those who will walk in the zeal of the Lord
of hosts. They will be consumed by God’s holy fire and empowered to take Spirit-led
violent action to cleanse the house of God.
God declared that Phinehas’ zeal turned back His wrath from being poured out further
upon the children of Israel. The zeal of the Lord of hosts in us must rise up to cleanse
God’s house today so that He will not have to judge us severely.
Consumed by Fire
The sight of the glory of the LORD was like a consuming fire on the top of the
mountain in the eyes of the children of Israel. Exodus 24:17
Now therefore, why should we die? For this great fire will consume us; if we hear
the voice of the LORD our God anymore, then we shall die. Deuteronomy 5:25
For the LORD your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God. Deuteronomy 4:24
Jesus was consumed by God’s jealous fire. Phinehas, Elijah and John the Baptist walked
in a measure of this powerful fire. Most believers shrink back like the Israelites from the
consuming fire of God. We don’t want our flesh to be consumed by God’s holy fire and
yet we long for His presence. We can’t have Him without His fire. His fire comes before
Him to consume our flesh. Ezekiel saw God’s standard for the last-day priesthood of
“But the priests, the Levites, the sons of Zadok, who kept charge of My sanctuary
when the children of Israel went astray from Me, they shall come near Me to
minister to Me; and they shall stand before Me to offer to Me the fat and the blood,”
says the Lord GOD. They shall enter My sanctuary, and they shall come near My
table to minister to Me, and they shall keep My charge. And it shall be, whenever
they enter the gates of the inner court, that they shall put on linen garments; no
wool shall come upon them while they minister within the gates of the inner court or
within the house. They shall have linen turbans on their heads and linen trousers on
their bodies; they shall not clothe themselves with anything that causes sweat. When
they go out to the outer court, to the outer court to the people, they shall take off
their garments in which they have ministered, leave them in the holy chambers, and
put on other garments; and in their holy garments they shall not sanctify the people.
Last-day worship is all about ministering unto the Lord. He says that it is “My sanctuary,
My table, My charge” and He says that we are to go near Him to minister to Him. Many
of today’s churches are all about people being fed, encouraged and satisfied rather than
God. Pastors talk about “my church”, but it is God’s house not theirs. God has a right to
have holy standards for how people worship Him.
God does not want us to wear wool or anything that causes sweat. He does not want us to
worship Him in the flesh (wool) or exert human effort (sweat) in holy worship. The King
of Glory will empower us to put on the anointing of His garments so that we can truly
worship in spirit and in truth. All worship of the flesh dishonors God and defiles His
temple. He does not accept any carnal worship because it does not minister unto Him.
God requires the Zadok priests to offer up the fat and the blood. American Christians
have a lot of fat that needs to be offered up. Fat represents our selfish agendas, habits and
carnal desires. We have a priesthood of fat Elis and God wants us to allow His allconsuming fire to burn up our fat, fleshly ways. Offering up the blood reminds us of the
cross of Jesus Christ that we are to take up daily. The cross puts to death our flesh and
covers our sin by His blood.
“So fire went out from the LORD and devoured them, and they died before the
LORD” (Leviticus 10:2). Nadab and Abihu, sons of Aaron, did not worship God in the
way He commanded. They decided to worship God with self-willed fire. They were
apparently intoxicated with wine and decided to casually go into God’s presence to
worship Him in the way they felt was best. They were dead wrong! God’s fire consumed
them. We are all going to be consumed by the King of Glory one way or the other. I
would rather offer my fat up daily and let God consume my flesh than be judged by
offering strange fire unto Him.
Strange fire is unholy worship and irreverent cavalier praise. Many people come into
God’s house today with gross uncleanness including religious attitudes of superiority
over others. God requires all worship to be unto Him in spirit and in truth (John 4:23,24).
In the last days, the fire of God is going to consume unauthorized worship.
The Zeal of the King of Glory Will Bring us into our Destiny
Therefore understand today that the LORD your God is He who goes over before
you as a consuming fire. He will destroy them and bring them down before you; so
you shall drive them out and destroy them quickly, as the LORD has said to you.
The Angel of the Lord, the Lord of hosts, went before the Israelites as a consuming fire
so that they could overcome the demonized nations who inhabited Canaan. The Lord’s
holy zeal is needed to go before us so that we can take the promised land of our
inheritance in Christ Jesus.
Our birthright is to walk in kingly authority as Jesus did. Kingly authority manifests in
preaching and teaching with astonishing anointing and authority. Our birthright is to
walk in divine health and heal the sick and diseased that we pray for. We are born again
to trample on serpents and scorpions and all the power of Satan so that nothing can harm
us (Luke 10:19). We are to cast demons out of oppressed people who will receive prayer
and call upon the name of the Lord.
We are to walk in the glory of God, in abundance of wealth and provisions and believe
God for miracles, signs and wonders. Jesus wants us to take the promised land of our
inheritance. He paid for it. He has already gone before us on the cross, through Hades
and unto the throne in heaven. Jesus holds the keys of death and Hades. He has all
power and authority, and He wants us to walk in His zeal and take the land of our
The LORD shall go forth like a mighty man; He shall stir up His zeal like a man of
war. He shall cry out, yes, shout aloud; He shall prevail against His enemies. Isaiah
There is nothing that can stop the infinite zeal of the King of Glory from accomplishing
all that He plans to do. He will destroy all of His enemies. If the Lord of Hosts fought
all by Himself, with one word, He could destroy all of His enemies instantly for all
eternity. In His infinite wisdom, Jesus has not chosen to conquer His enemies alone.
Jesus intends to flow His power and authority into His warrior bride so that she has the
honor of putting the enemy under her feet.
The Hebrew word “qinah” is translated zealous and jealous. It is the same word.
Therefore, we must study the jealousy of God when trying to understand His passionate
The Jealousy of the King of Glory
Set me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm; for love is as strong as
death, jealousy as cruel as the grave; its flames are flames of fire, a most vehement
flame. Many waters cannot quench love, nor can the floods drown it. If a man
would give for love all the wealth of his house, it would be utterly despised. Song of
Jesus is the Man who gave up all the wealth of His house for love to redeem His people.
Compared to Jesus infinite love for us, a pile of money is “utterly despised”. “For you
know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He
became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich” (II Corinthians 8:9,10).
Jesus is the ultimate jealous Lover! He is consumed with passion for His bride.
The King of Glory is jealous that His bride also be consumed with passionate love for
Him. Jesus calls to His bride in this prophetic song to set Him as a protective seal upon
her heart and upon the works of her ministry so she will love Him fervently. His jealous
love is as comprehensive as death. His jealous love is cruel and a flame of fire towards
We have prayed for the fire of God for many years and we are just beginning to
experience it. God’s fire is His holy jealousy to remove every barrier and every sin that
prevents us from bringing glory to Jesus Christ. As we offer ourselves as a living
sacrifice before God and tell Him to do whatever it takes to make us holy, His jealous fire
moves in with zeal and power to remove sinful crud from our lives. His fire drives out
demons, breaks generational curses, burns out iniquities and purifies our inmost being.
God can be extremely harsh in removing sin from our hearts. I recall a time God pulled a
giant fear out of my heart. There was no anesthesia as I went through days of painful
repentance. God has faithfully delivered me from all my fears! His jealous love, set loose
in our hearts, will cleanse us and purify us. The fire of His cleansing love will be painful
but precious in the sight of God that our faith may be like pure gold, even though tried by
fire. Nothing can stop the zeal of the Lord from cleansing His bride before He returns.
The Law of Jealousy
This is the law of jealousy, when a wife, while under her husband's authority, goes
astray and defiles herself, or when the spirit of jealousy comes upon a man, and he
becomes jealous of his wife; then he shall stand the woman before the LORD, and
the priest shall execute all this law upon her. Then the man shall be free from
iniquity, but that woman shall bear her guilt. Numbers 5:29-31
The law of jealousy is a prophetic picture of the jealousy of Jesus Christ over His bride.
In the law of jealousy that begins in Numbers 5:11, a jealous husband may bring his
suspected wife before the priest and the Lord, and she will be required to drink water
mixed with dust from the floor and scrapings from the curses of the law.
If she is innocent of adultery, then no harm will come to her. But if she is guilty, “then it
shall be, if she has defiled herself and behaved unfaithfully toward her husband,
that the water that brings a curse will enter her and become bitter, and her belly will
swell, her thigh will rot, and the woman will become a curse among her people”
The King of Glory is our heavenly bridegroom. He is jealous over His bride and has seen
her in her adulteries. He calls us to wash in the water of the word and be cleansed by His
blood. If we refuse to cleanse ourselves from all defilement of flesh and spirit, we will
experience His jealous fire as judgment rather than empowering. Knowing that Jesus is
intensely jealous for our affections, we choose to reverently fear Him and dare not
entertain a thought of violating our covenant with Him and commit spiritual adultery by
worshipping another god.
Spiritual adultery happens when we allow ourselves any friendship with the world.
When a relationship with Jesus is not enough to satisfy a carnal heart’s desire, an
individual might turn to entertainment, food, accomplishments, hobbies or sports for
fulfillment. Those things will only provide an escape and temporary happiness at best.
Most Christians are wounded and need healing and comfort. When we turn to anything
other than Christ for our comfort and healing, we commit spiritual adultery.
You shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the LORD your God, am a
jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and
fourth generations of those who hate Me. Exodus 20:5
For you shall worship no other god, for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a
jealous God. Exodus 34:14
Allowing the affections of our hearts to be turned to idols has implications on our
children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. God’s name is Jealous. Jealousy is an
essential part of His holy nature. His jealousy is extremely passionate backed up by
infinite power! Can you imagine anyone or anything standing in the way of His
Paul’s Jealous Love
For I am jealous for you with godly jealousy. For I have betrothed you to one
husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ. But I fear, lest
somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds may be
corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. II Corinthians 11:2-3
Paul captured the heart of the King of Glory as he labored earnestly to bring the
Corinthians into purity before the Lord. He knew that the serpent would seek to lead
their minds astray from pure and simple devotion to Christ. Paul understood that false
teachers would come after him like savage wolves and try to teach the people it was
acceptable to tolerate worldly mixture and participate in the unfruitful deeds of darkness.
Paul knew that if they drank in the pagan festivals they would be communing with
Rather, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice they sacrifice to demons and not
to God, and I do not want you to have fellowship with demons. You cannot drink the
cup of the Lord and the cup of demons; you cannot partake of the Lord’s table and
of the table of demons. Or do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? Are we stronger
than He? I Corinthians 10:20-22
When we allow ourselves to mix into the world system, loving the world, lusting in the
flesh and getting into boastful pride, we provoke the King of Glory to jealousy. We can
get into such arrogance because we do not know God as the holy Judge whose eyes are a
flame of fire and whose feet are burnished brass.
Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is
enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes
himself an enemy of God. Or do you think that the Scripture says in vain, “The
Spirit who dwells in us yearns jealously”? James 4:4-5
The Holy Spirit yearns jealously that every portion of our life conforms to Christ. Any
friendship with the world makes us an enemy of God in that area. The Spirit wars for our
complete consecration and obedience, and we must not grieve the Holy Spirit of God.
Now I rejoice, not that you were made sorry, but that your sorrow led to repentance.
For you were made sorry in a godly manner, that you might suffer loss from us in
nothing. For godly sorrow produces repentance leading to salvation, not to be
regretted; but the sorrow of the world produces death. For observe this very thing
that you sorrowed in a godly manner: What diligence it produced in you, what
clearing of yourselves, what indignation, what fear, what vehement desire, what
zeal, what vindication! In all things you proved yourselves to be clear in this matter.
II Corinthians 7:9-11
Godly sorrow produces repentance leading to salvation from sin’s grip. The Corinthians
repented of the tolerance of sin they had and were set free from the bondage. It also
produced the fruit of righteous indignation, zeal and vehement desire. Repentance
allowed God’s jealousy and zeal to come into their hearts. We must seek godly sorrow
and repentance, which will enable us to become like the King of Glory.
The zeal of the King of Glory sends His jealous fire before His return. As we embrace
His fire in our hearts, it causes everything that opposes Him to float to the surface of our
lives. The exposure of our hidden wickedness is intended to bring us to complete
repentance and cleansing. The zealous fire of God by the Holy Spirit will search every
aspect of our lives and burn up all remnants of flesh, demonic assignments and
uncleanness. The fiery furnace of God’s dealings will produce pure faith and praise
towards our Lord Jesus Christ. We will become useful vessels in the Master’s service and
will be prepared to ride with Him in authority and power in the last days.
PRAYER: King of Glory, I worship and adore You alone. I give my heart to You in full
measure. You are holy and full of jealous passion for my heart. I place my life on Your
holy brazen altar and ask for Your jealous fire to purge me of any and all residue of sin,
iniquity, demonic influences, generational curses and strongholds in my mind. I call
upon the Name of Jesus to save me and set me free from sin. I pray that You will impart
to me the zeal Your nature and let Your consuming fire boil in me and through me to
cleanse your house, both my body and the local church that I am a part of. I pray that
zeal for My Father’s house would consume me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
CHAPTER 8 – THE RIGHTEOUS JUDGE OF ALL THE EARTH
Even the stork in the heavens knows her appointed times; and the turtledove, the
swift, and the swallow observe the time of their coming. But My people do not know
the judgment of the LORD. Jeremiah 8:7
Few Christians know and understand the judgment of the King of Glory. Christian
leaders seldom preach on the topic “God is Judge” because it is unpopular and would not
make the people feel good. The fallen heart of man prefers darkness to the light. Many
are deceived to the point that they really don’t want to know the truth.
Our denial does not alter the fact that God will bring everything that is hidden into His
light on the day we stand before Him to be held accountable. “For God will bring every
work into judgment, including every secret thing, whether good or evil”
(Ecclesiastes 12:14). It is foolish of us to think that we can hide something from God.
He sees everything and knows everything. God is not mocked! We shall all reap what
we have sowed (Galatians 6:7-9).
For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may
receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or
bad. II Corinthians 5:10
All Christians will appear before the judgment seat of Christ and will receive rewards
according to what they have done in the body. Works of the flesh will not be rewarded.
They will be burned up in His presence. “Now if anyone builds on this foundation
with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, each one’s work will become
clear; for the Day will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire; and the fire will
test each one’s work, of what sort it is. If anyone’s work which he has built on it
endures, he will receive a reward. If anyone’s work is burned, he will suffer loss;
but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire” (I Corinthians 3:12-16).
All “religious” efforts apart from the government of the Holy Spirit are filthy rags before
the Lord and will not pass the test of His holy fire on judgment day. The loss will be
tremendous for those who have resisted the Holy Spirit and have operated in soul power.
By God’s grace, many will be saved, but they will lose eternal rewards. It is wisdom to
earnestly seek to do everything by the power of the Spirit now so that we can glorify God
and reap eternal blessings.
When we run to The King of Glory and into the light of His holiness, He will convict us
of areas that need to be cut out by His cross. As we agree with His light by humble
confession, He cleanses us from the unrighteousness by His blood. The righteous Judge
gave His life and took our judgment of God’s wrath. He doesn’t want to send any to hell
forever. The King of Glory desires that all would come to Him in humble repentance.
Unfortunately, throughout history, most have chosen the broad way that leads to
destruction rather than submit to the King of Glory.
One of the wisest things any believer can do is ask God daily to shine His bright light of
conviction upon any area that is unpleasing to Him. God wants to judge us immediately,
on Earth, so that we can repent and believe in His word, experience cleansing and walk in
righteousness in that area. If we accept His judgments now, we won’t need to be judged
for those things when we stand before Him.
God doesn’t just judge and remove our sin as we repent, He also imparts to us the
substance of His everlasting life. We receive impartation of grace, cleansing, forgiveness
and renewed fellowship. Our faith grows and we may also have an increase in anointing
as God is able to use us in more powerful levels without our getting into pride.
When God’s conviction comes to us as Judge, it comes to deliver us from bondage to sin
and restore us to right relationship to Himself. “For godly sorrow produces repentance
leading to salvation, not to be regretted; but the sorrow of the world produces
death” (II Corinthians 7:10). One of the most important prayers we can pray is to ask
the Lord for godly sorrow, true conviction of sin that produces lasting repentance. We
will never regret repenting before the Judge of all the earth. There are everlasting
blessings for those who will embrace Him and His righteous dealings now.
The Righteous Judge is Coming
Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was
called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war. Revelation
The warrior Judge is coming to Earth. He is faithful and true. When Jesus Christ appears
as the King of Glory, He will accomplish two judgments at the same time. First, He will
deliver and vindicate the righteous who remain alive on Earth. Second, He will punish
all the wicked who have resisted Him and refused to repent. The King of Glory will
judge all the nations in perfect righteousness. He will establish His throne on Earth.
Then hear from heaven, and act, and judge Your servants, bringing retribution on
the wicked by bringing his way on his own head, and justifying the righteous by
giving him according to his righteousness. II Chronicles 6:23
God deals with the wicked according to his deeds and justifies the righteous according to
his faith demonstrated by living works.
Far be it from You to do such a thing as this, to slay the righteous with the wicked,
so that the righteous should be as the wicked; far be it from You! Shall not the Judge
of all the earth do right? Genesis 18:25
Abraham understood that the Judge of all the earth would not slay the righteous with the
wicked. During Abraham’s intercession for the region of Sodom and Gomorrah, he came
to the place where God told him that he would spare the city if there were ten righteous
people. Sadly enough, there were not ten righteous people in that region, but God still
delivered Lot and his family before the judgment hit.
God will not pour out His fiery wrath and indignation upon His own people in the lastday judgment of the earth. Many will still die martyrs’ deaths at the hands of sinful men,
but when the King of Glory comes to judge the wicked, He will deliver the righteous
from His vengeance. The King of Glory is just in all His ways.
Jesus Christ has taken the entire wrath of God towards redeemed sinners upon Himself on
the cross. God looks at Christians through the blood of Jesus and sees them cleansed and
forgiven. He will not pour out His wrath upon His people, but He will rather vindicate
them in their righteousness by faith in Jesus.
The wrath of God and the wickedness of sinful men that bring destruction on the earth are
two different things. God can use wicked nations to inflict His punishment on the lost
and discipline His children, but He never uses sinful man to pour out wrath upon His
And when the LORD raised up judges for them, the LORD was with the judge and
delivered them out of the hand of their enemies all the days of the judge; for the
LORD was moved to pity by their groaning because of those who oppressed them
and harassed them. Judges 2:18
The Lord used men and some women to be His judges to deliver God’s people out of the
oppression of enemies who persecuted them. The Anti-Christ and his armies will
persecute Christians in the last days. The King of Glory, the righteous Judge will deliver
His people who cry out to Him from the oppression of their enemies.
“And unless the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh would be saved; but for the
elect’s sake, whom He chose, He shortened the days” (Mark 13:20). If the Lord does
not come back in the last days, everyone on the planet would perish including His chosen
ones known as the “elect”.
The Justice of the King of Glory
For the LORD loves justice, and does not forsake His saints; they are preserved
forever, but the descendants of the wicked shall be cut off. Psalms 37:28
The King of Glory loves justice and will not forsake His people. God is so awesome and
incredible that He will judge every single person who has ever lived throughout history in
absolute perfect righteousness and justice. He will not falter or make a single mistake.
While there are over seven billion people on Earth today, our God knows the attitudes
and actions of each one. Everything that is done is recorded in books by His holy angels.
No one will be able to dispute the righteous Judge of the earth on the day they appear
He will bring justice to the poor of the people; He will save the children of the needy,
and will break in pieces the oppressor. Psalms 72:4
I know that the LORD will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and justice for the
poor. Psalms 140:12
Who executes justice for the oppressed, who gives food to the hungry. The LORD
gives freedom to the prisoners. Psalms 146:7
The King of Glory has a special heart for the poor and needy. There are many millions of
poor people that His heart reaches out to every day. God will severely judge the
unrepentant oppressor who treats the poor with contempt.
The Lord called my wife and me to minister to inner-city families for over two decades.
We saw many injustices and oppressions of the poor. While we were able to help a few,
there were far more that we were powerless to help. The King of Glory has no power
shortage when it comes to rescuing the needy out of the hand of the oppressors. He will
deliver the poor and smash into pieces the oppressor. He is the champion of the poor and
needy, and His heart is that we become lovers and defenders of widows and orphans as
Over 90% of the urban families that we ministered to were single parent homes led by a
mother. In general, the father of the children had abandoned the family due to his own
iniquities. This effectively left the mother a widow and the children at least partial
orphans. In addition, many mothers had their babies when they were teenagers and
turned them over to a grandmother to be raised.
We also ministered to many foster children who were completely abandoned by their
parents usually relating back to drug abuse. The heart of the King of Glory is to care for
widows, orphans and needy people. When He returns, He will severely punish the
oppressors and deliver the needy who cry to Him for vindication.
Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne; mercy and truth go
before Your face. Psalms 89:14
Our Lord is the prefect blend of justice and mercy. His very throne is founded on
righteousness and justice. His fiery eyes are full of mercy and truth. We are to fear the
King of Glory and His judgments, but we can also take comfort that He is full of mercy
and truth. His word has told us that He will forgive and cleanse us, by His blood, of all
our sins so that we will not experience punishment for our sins.
I will betroth you to Me forever; yes, I will betroth you to Me in righteousness and
justice, in lovingkindness and mercy. Hosea 2:19
God revealed to Hosea that He would betroth His bride, first of all, in righteousness and
justice. Then He mentions lovingkindness and mercy. Most church leaders teach the
second half and omit the part about God’s justice. God requires that we embrace Him in
His totality. A half-truth can become a lie. A distorted picture of God can become an
idol. A God of love and mercy without holiness and justice easily becomes a weak,
mushy, tolerant grandfather figure who always gives out candy and praise no matter what
his grandchildren do. Our God is a perfect Father who knows how to discipline His
As the perfect, loving Father, He is a God of justice and accountability. Becoming one
with His Son requires that we come into agreement with His holiness and justice as well
as His love and kindness. The Father does not want His Son unequally yoked. Jesus is
the King of Glory, and He will not change. We are the ones that must change. We
change by repenting and believing. We are called to embrace His righteousness and
justice and to operate in His nature on Earth as representatives of His grace and truth.
Thus says the LORD of hosts: “Execute true justice, show mercy and compassion
everyone to his brother”. Zechariah 7:9
The Lord of hosts consistently commands His people throughout the word of God to
demonstrate their compassion by executing true justice. We learned a little about this
during inner city ministry. A man nicknamed “Fly” used to sell drugs near our mission
building in the inner city of St. Louis. Fly carried a gun and lived across the street from
where we lived. During our eleven years in St. Louis, I once witnessed Fly shooting at
another man in broad daylight with a large handgun. Fortunately, no one was hurt in that
Fly was an intimidating person and yet I greeted him as a neighbor on a regular basis and
looked for opportunities to reach out to him. Since Fly was usually high, armed and
dangerous, there were few opportunities where it seemed wise to approach him. Fly liked
to park near our mission building two blocks away, drink beer and act wild with his
friends. We had a young man in our Bible studies, I’ll call John, who was mentally
handicapped. Even though John was 18 years old, he acted more like a child due to his
handicap. We loved John and led him to place his faith in Jesus Christ.
One day, we noticed that John was hanging out with Fly and drinking beer. Also, Fly was
making John go get beer and cigarettes for him at the local market. We talked to John
about it and he said that he was terrified of Fly. He didn’t want to drink beer or go to the
store for him, but he was so afraid that he did it to keep from being beat up. John was a
handicapped victim of an oppressor. I knew that as the director of the ministry that I had
to talk to Fly, but I was also afraid of him.
After a few days of prayer, I noticed Fly sitting on some steps with some of his friends
just a few doors down from our mission. I asked Fly if I could talk with him privately
and he agreed. When I looked Fly directly in his eyes, I saw fear come into him as God
gave me the courage to tell him to leave John alone. I told Fly that I did not care if he
drank and smoke, but that he had no right to take advantage of John and pull him into his
vices by intimidation. Fly argued with me a moment and then agreed to leave John alone,
which he did.
In a small way, I operated in the justice of the Lord towards an oppressor. It took courage
from the Lord after much prayer to approach Fly, but I knew it was the right thing to do.
God gave us the victory and amazingly, Fly seemed to respect us and keep his distance
On another occasion, two different drug dealers were competing for business on the busy
corner where we had our two urban mission buildings. We had Bible clubs for children
five days a week in these buildings after school. We noticed the attendance had dropped
and asked the children who were missing why they stopped coming. Their mothers had
refused to let them come to Bible club because of fear that the drug dealers might start
shooting and their child would be hurt.
The Lord gave me this verse: “And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of
darkness, but rather expose them” (Ephesians 5:11). Trent and Wendell were selling
drugs at our corner and their presence was keeping children from hearing the word of
God. We would never participate in their evil deeds, but the Spirit was telling me to
expose them. Once again, I was very afraid. Both of these men carried guns and were
known on the streets to be very wicked and dangerous. I talked to both of them casually
and had occasionally played basketball with Trent. I once witnessed to Trent after a
friend of his died and others on our team talked to he and Wendell as well.
We realized that if we turned Trent and Wendell into the police that they would probably
make bail and be out in 48 hours looking for retribution. We sought wisdom from leaders
on how to respond and decided to “turn them into God”. We had every prayer chain we
knew at the time praying for God to deal with them directly.
Within thirty days, Trent and Wendell got into an argument and a gun battle took place
between them. Neither one of them was injured. They moved off our corner but kept
selling drugs and within a year, both of them were killed in separate instances. We were
in awe at the power of the King of Glory to deliver us from this oppression in such a
I could share many more stories of how God moved over the years. In each case, I admit
that I started off in fear and intimidation as I looked by my natural sight at the situation.
We were so needy before the Lord and cried out to Him for wisdom and righteous
judgment. It was very difficult to know how to handle many of the extremely
challenging and sometimes life-threatening situations. As we prayed for the King of
Glory to deliver us and kept humbling ourselves before Him, He always came through for
us. As soon as God cleared the corner, the children started coming back to Bible clubs in
record numbers and the parents were grateful to see the oppressors taken out of the way.
The King of Glory’s Judgment of the Wicked
“And I will come near you for judgment; I will be a swift witness against sorcerers,
against adulterers, against perjurers, against those who exploit wage earners and
widows and orphans, and against those who turn away an alien--because they do not
fear Me,” says the LORD of hosts. Malachi 3:5
The King of Glory will bring perfect eternal judgments against the wicked. No wicked
man will escape His accountability. Each will receive punishment in a just measurement
according to what they have done.
The adversaries of the LORD shall be broken in pieces; from heaven He will
thunder against them. The LORD will judge the ends of the earth. “He will give
strength to His king, and exalt the horn of His anointed.” I Samuel 2:10
There will be no place to hide from the Judge of all the earth when He comes in His
jealous passion to restore the honor of His name. Those alive on Earth who resist Him
will be broken in pieces. “For by fire and by His sword The LORD will judge all
flesh; and the slain of the LORD shall be many” (Isaiah 66:16).
The Establishment of Righteous Judgment on Earth
For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon
His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government and peace
there will be no end, upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, to order it and
establish it with judgment and justice from that time forward, even forever. The zeal
of the LORD of hosts will perform this. Isaiah 9:6-7
We know that the Child in Isaiah’s glorious prophecy is the Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus is
the King of Glory who will establish His righteous government over all the earth. When
Jesus comes to judge by His infinite zeal, He will correct all the wickedness of all the
nations. What a glorious time that will be!
Billions of souls live under oppressive governments in one form or another. Wealthy
businessmen, warlords and politicians often exploit the people in many countries.
Oppressive idolatrous false religions rule the minds of most of the people on earth today.
The King of Glory will come to judge all the nations and establish His rule with a rod of
There will be no tolerance for idol worship when He establishes His throne. Secular
humanism and “human rights” will perish. Jesus Christ will establish His throne in
Jerusalem and will rule the planet through His faithful servants in absolute and glorious
righteousness and peace. This initial rule will take place for one thousand years. At the
end of this time, Satan will be loosed from his millennial prison and will be allowed to
mount one last insurrection against the great King. Satan’s deceptive powers are so
formidable that he will deceive many to rebel against Jesus Christ once again (see
Revelation 20:1-3). After Satan’s final ploy is foiled by the King of Glory, what is known
as the “white throne judgment” will occur.
Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat on it, from whose face the earth
and the heaven fled away. And there was found no place for them. And I saw the
dead, small and great, standing before God, and books were opened. And another
book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to
their works, by the things which were written in the books. The sea gave up the
dead who were in it, and Death and Hades delivered up the dead who were in them.
And they were judged, each one according to his works. Then Death and Hades
were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And anyone not found
written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire. Revelation 20:11-15
The angels of God keep meticulous records in special books of every deed that is done.
Those who have died apart from faith in God are already being tormented in Hades.
After the white throne judgment, they will be cast into the lake of fire for everlasting
torment and experience punishment according to their evil works. It is extremely
difficult for us to comprehend the gravity of eternal separation from God’s love and
Satan, principalities, powers, spiritual forces of wickedness, demons and all unclean
spirits will also be completely judged at this final judgment. We will have a part in
judging with Christ. “Do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if
the world will be judged by you, are you unworthy to judge the smallest matters?
Do you not know that we shall judge angels? How much more, things that pertain to
this life?” (I Corinthians 6:2-4). There are a number of devils I look forward to
judging. Overcomers of all the ages will reign with Christ and partner in His judgments.
As we behold Him, we will become like Him.
After the great white throne judgment, the Lord of host’s throne will be established upon
a new heaven and a new earth. As we enter into eternal rule with Christ, we will
experience things so glorious beyond anything we could ask for or imagine. We will
forever be with the righteous Judge of all the earth. We will worship and serve Him with
great joy and gladness forever and ever. There is much to look forward to, but there is
also much work to do while we are here.
Each person must seek the Lord and be faithful to His calling. We must not shrink back
in fear from confrontation of wicked men, but rather pray to the King of Glory for
wisdom and boldness to be agents of righteousness and justice especially for the poor and
oppressed. God wants us to advance His kingdom with the promise that the gates of hell
will not prevail against us. We must do the work of evangelism and discipleship in the
power of His Spirit.
Judgment Begins at the Household of God
For the time has come for judgment to begin at the house of God; and if it begins
with us first, what will be the end of those who do not obey the gospel of God? I
When we come to understand the nature of our merciful Judge, we will welcome His
judgments in the house of God. The time has indeed come for God to judge His house so
that He can cleanse us from all defilement of flesh and spirit. His heart is to demonstrate
the love and life of Jesus to a fallen world. Religious efforts of carnal men have bound
up the body of Christ in unanointed works putting it mildly.
The temporal judgment of God is a painful grace we must welcome. The word of God,
when wielded by the Spirit of God, is the surgeon’s knife that will cut sin out of our lives.
There is nothing more beautiful on Earth than a life lived in righteousness, love and truth.
As the judgments begin in the household of faith, the impurities and mixtures will be
cleansed. The glory of the Lord will flow in to replace shame. Healing will replace
sickness. Salvations will increase dramatically. Many lost people will run to the house
of God that is pure. The pure house will be filled with the glory of the Lord.
The first prophetic word I ever received from the Lord was this: “I want to fill My
temple with my glory, but first My temple must be cleansed”. God is cleansing the
threshing floor of His house in preparation to bring in the greatest harvest of all the ages.
He is making preparations to glorify His name, and He wants to use you and me.
The King of Glory will no longer allow sinful men to control His beautiful bride. He is
judging the Sauls and raising up Davids to be like the Son of David and minister in
righteousness and truth. God will smash our religiosity and our soulish programs. He
will drive out moneychangers and marketers and replace them with intercessors and true
fathers. The righteous judge will deal with His house and then He will deal with the
nations. Let us give ourselves wholly to His dealings and let Him transform us to be
come like Him.
PRAYER: Father in heaven, I exalt you and bless Your holy name. It is my heart’s
desire to walk in the light in every aspect of my life. Please shine the light of Your truth
on me with brilliance so that my sinful ways may be exposed. I ask you Father for the
grace of godly sorrow, by Your Spirit to convict me of every aspect of unholiness in my
life. My passionate desire is to be a holy and pure part of the bride of Jesus Christ. I
want to make myself ready by Your grace. Please judge me now of any and every aspect
of my life so that I may repent of my sins, confess them and believe in the blood of Jesus
to cleanse me. I love you, King of Glory, and desire to behold you more and will seek, by
Your grace to purify myself until You come. I pray all these things in the name of Jesus
CHAPTER 9 – THE PROPHETIC VOICE OF THE KING OF GLORY
The earth is the LORD’s, and all its fullness, the world and those who dwell therein.
For He has founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the waters.
The prophetic voice of the King of Glory created everything that was made. His voice is
like the sound of many waters. “Waters” represent the spiritual life substance in His
voice. The earth belongs to the Lord because He founded it upon the seas and established
it upon the waters of His voice. The seas and waters refer to the depths of His spiritual
life and the spiritual laws that He created. The river of life that flows from His throne is a
pure spiritual substance deeper than any ocean and greater than every river.
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without
form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God
was hovering over the face of the waters. Then God said, “Let there be light”; and
there was light. Genesis 1:1-3
God did not create the sun, moon and stars until the fourth day (see Genesis 1:14-19).
The “light” God created on the first day does not represent natural lights in the
heavenlies. The first-day light represents the revelation of the truth of God’s order in the
spiritual realm, which is likened unto water. God made a distinction between the angels
of darkness and the angels of light on the first day and created, if you will, all the ground
rules for spiritual activity on Earth.
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected
knowledge, I also will reject you from being priest for Me; because you have
forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children. Hosea 4:6
Most of God’s people lack knowledge of God’s laws in the spiritual realm. He created
those laws on the first day and communicated them to all the spiritual beings that existed.
We discover many of these spiritual laws in the Law of Moses. All the knowledge we
need of God’s light is available to us in the entire word of God. It is not my purpose to
begin to explain the many spiritual laws established at this time. I am trying to help you
understand the spiritual dynamic of dominion over the natural realm by the prophetic
voice of the King of Glory. Simply stated, the power of God’s voice takes authority and
dominion over every other spiritual voice and over every created person, place or thing in
the natural realm.
As we learn to operate at this level of the prophetic in agreement with the Spirit of God,
we will be anointed to release the voice of God (living water) that will be in agreement
with the rules of light created on the first day. The anointed prophetic release of God’s
voice will bring restoration to God’s original “light” or pattern. Are you confused?
Let me explain it this way: God set things in the spiritual water in order on the first day.
He put things in black and white! Darkness over here. Light over there. Darkness is
night. Light is day. God established an order that regulated the chaos caused by Satan’s
rebellion. This order had to be established before God’s creation of man. Satan cannot
violate God’s order unless man sins or is so ignorant that he does not enforce God’s rules.
Adam’s sin messed up God’s division of darkness and light so that darkness came to take
dominion over Adam and mixed in with the light in him. Jesus came to destroy the works
of darkness and reestablish divine order. As the bride matures, she is to restore order on
the earth as the Spirit directs. This will occur primarily through prophetic prayer and
declarations followed by obedient actions. The prophetic voice is released first and the
manifestation in the natural realm comes after. This pattern is demonstrated throughout
The Prophetic Voice Releases Creative Power
If you’re in the river over your head right now, don’t worry. I’m going to explain this
principle in several different ways and even if your mind doesn’t understand, I trust your
spirit will begin to grasp the vital truth of what the Spirit is saying about the power of the
prophetic voice of the King of Glory. I’m still trying to understand it myself. Ask the
Holy Spirit to give you revelation. When you learn this truth, you will gain tremendous
confidence and faith in prophetic ministry.
The prophetic pattern of God’s creative power was established at creation for our benefit
so that we would understand the power of His word. Satan had rebelled against God and
had taken multitudes of angels with him in his rebellion. This created darkness on a
portion of the great depth of spiritual water in the spiritual realm. The Spirit of God
hovered or brooded over the face of the waters that were mixed in chaotic darkness.
God’s voice penetrated the darkness and declared, “Let there be light”.
The voice of God spoke through the hovering cloud of the Holy Spirit’s presence into the
dark water and released revelation light. God divided the light portion of the spiritual
realm from the dark portion of the spiritual realm and created all the rules. God then
spoke everything on Earth into existence except for natural man. God formed man from
the dust of the earth and then breathed spirit life into him by breathing through His
The spiritual waters of the heavens were separated from the spiritual waters of the earth
by what the Bible calls “firmament”. We call it atmospheric space or the second heaven.
God dwells in the third heaven where the spiritual waters have remained in the perfect
will of God.
The spiritual waters or principles of light that the earth was founded on have been
corrupted by man’s sin influenced by angels of darkness. That is why the whole creation
groans under the corruption it has suffered longing for the revealing of the mature sons of
God. The sons of God will be agents of restoration. They will be involved in restoring
the spiritual waters of Earth into the agreement of the spiritual waters of heaven.
Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Matthew 6:10
Jesus taught His disciples to pray for God’s kingdom to come and restore the will of God
on Earth as it is in Heaven. This is a majestic prayer for restoration to the foundation of
the earth on the spiritual first-day waters that God ordered. Adam and Even lived in
perfect order for a season.
Adam and Eve were charged to have dominion over the earth. The waters (spiritual will
of God) of the heavens were to be maintained in perfect agreement with the foundational
waters (spiritual will of God) under the earth. In other words, God brought perfect order
into the established world by His word and divided the darkness from the light. Adam
was charged to maintain the garden of light, where the glory of God radiated
continuously as the waters from heaven and the waters under the earth were in perfect
Picture it in a two dimensional way. That may help you. When we build a building, there
is a set of architectural plans made that reflect the desire and wishes of the owner who
hired the architect. The building foundation is dug based on the plans. The entire
building is to be built according to the plans. The foundational plans for Earth represent
the will of God, the master Designer. The plans are perfectly designed and are kept in
Heaven. The Garden of Eden was built according to God’s perfect plans. It was
uncorrupted. The plans of heaven were perfectly manifested on Earth in the garden.
There was virtually no barrier between the spiritual realm of the third heaven and Earth.
God could step into the natural realm daily and fellowship with His children. Adam and
Eve had an abiding communion with their Lord all day as they enjoyed the perfect natural
realm. Their spirits were perfectly alive in connection with the Father. There was a
complete open heaven over Eden with no demonic presence whatsoever in the garden,
under the garden or over the garden. That is why God commanded Adam to watch over
the garden for the intrusion of darkness. As we know, Adam failed to be a good
Satan sneaked into the garden, deceived and tempted Eve into sin, and Adam willfully
rebelled against God. Adam’s transgression broke the connection of agreement between
Heaven and Earth and allowed darkness to come into the spiritual waters over the earth
(second heaven) creating a barrier between God’s “third” Heaven and Earth. Satan began
taking dominion over sinful man rather than man maintaining God-given dominion over
If you picture the water of God’s Spirit the vehicle through which all revelation and
creative miracles flow, you can understand how important it is for us to receive the river
of living water directly from His throne in the third heaven. Satan has created a demonic
veil in the heavenly realm above Earth that is empowered by man’s sin. This veil can
prevent the revelation of God’s voice from reaching the earth. Daniel had to pray
earnestly for twenty-one days to receive breakthrough revelation from God (see Daniel
10). Daniel’s earnest fasting and prayers empowered angelic activity in the spiritual
realm to temporarily breakthrough the veil. Michael, the most powerful archangel of war
that we know about, was dispatched to pin down the princes of Persia so that the
messenger angel might release the revelation of God’s voice to Daniel. The revelation
contained above in heavenly waters is the voice of many waters that God wants to release
to us on Earth. As we receive this revelation from above, we are transformed into His
likeness from one level of glory to another (II Corinthians 3:18). Satan knows this
principle better than we do and conspires to maintain that veil and keep us from receiving
As we learn to pray and fast and walk righteous as Daniel did, we will continuously be
breaking through demonic veils to receive more and more revelation from the Father.
This is why the first apostles simply devoted themselves to prayer and the ministry of the
word. Intense prayer in agreement with others was needed to keep the daily flow of
revelation coming from the throne of God to enlighten their understanding of the word.
The result of the apostles’ first-century mission was extraordinary.
As the church goes through a modern apostolic reformation, five-fold ministry leaders
will once again learn to devote themselves to prayer and God’s word (voice). All
ministry will be based on revelation from the throne. The revelation we receive from
God about Him transforms us to be like Him and empowers us to take dominion over the
earth as we bring Heaven and Earth back into the agreement of the original light of God’s
word spoken on the first day. That makes sense doesn’t it?
The Voice of the Lord is Over the Waters
The voice of the LORD is over the waters; the God of glory thunders; the LORD is
over many waters. The voice of the LORD is powerful; the voice of the LORD is full
of majesty. Psalm 29:3-4
“Waters” represent all spiritual life forms and spiritual principles in the entire created
universe. This includes angelic creatures, fallen angels, demons, unclean spirits and all
people. The voice of the Lord is over everything created. All spiritual beings are
established on God’s waters. Everything belongs to Him and He has dominion over
everything that has ever been made. God has dominion over Satan and all his forces.
God has dominion over all the nations. His voice is powerful and full of majesty. His
voice shakes the nations.
His feet were like fine brass, as if refined in a furnace, and His voice as the sound of
many waters; He had in His right hand seven stars, out of His mouth went a sharp
two-edged sword, and His countenance was like the sun shining in its strength.
Jesus Christ expresses His voice as the sound of many waters through His body on Earth.
The prophetic voice of the King of Glory sounds through His people who hear His Spirit
and speak in agreement with the words of the Spirit. The two-edged sword from His
mouth has a double purpose. It cuts out sin and imparts life-giving seed contained in the
word. God’s word destroys the darkness and brings forth light. God’s prophetic word
An unsaved person has a spirit man in darkness. Satan blinds him, and his life is in chaos
at some level. When the Holy Spirit comes to brood over that person, it is a season of
preparation for that person to receive the powerful sword and seed of God’s word. When
an anointed Christian speaks the word of God, “Repent (sword) and believe (seed),”
through the cloud of the Holy Spirit’s anointed presence, revelation light flashes into the
heart of the individual. They often respond in faith to that revelation and a creative
miracle takes place in their heart as the word of God cuts out sin and imparts new life
This creative miracle continues to divide darkness from light as the new believer learns to
live by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God. As that believer matures in
Christ, he learns to walk in the light at all times and takes increasing dominion over
darkness personally. Then he will also be led to advance the kingdom of light in the
places the Holy Spirit leads.
Rivers of Living Water Shall Flow
On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If
anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the
Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.” But this He
spoke concerning the Spirit, whom those believing in Him would receive; for the
Holy Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified. John 7:37-39
God wants to flow rivers of His living waters from His throne into and through our
inmost beings by the Holy Spirit. This water is to flow like rivers to the seas, from local
ministry to national and international ministry. This living water consists of the words of
life in the scriptures anointed by the Holy Spirit and anointed prophetic words from the
throne room of God. The prophetic voice of the King of Glory will be released as
mighty rivers of revelation of God’s light in the last days. His true voice will bring
extraordinary restoration to millions and perhaps billions of souls on Earth.
There are two simple conditions to flowing in this mighty river of life. First, we must
come to Jesus and drink. We must drink of His word, the living water of His Spirit
through His anointed voice. All faith comes by hearing the word of God (Romans
10:17). We must drink in the words of Jesus (the Bible) and receive the impartation by
the Spirit of the nature of God contained in the living seed. That seed will grow to
produce Christ-likeness in us over time as it is watered by the Spirit.
The second condition of releasing rivers of living water is to believe in Jesus. Our belief
is like the opening of a pipeline from Heaven to Earth. A tiny bit of faith allows a tiny
pipeline of water to come from the vast resources of Heaven. There are tiny straws that
only allow a little bit of water through. All Christians start with a small amount of flow.
As we drink deeper of the voice of God through His word and Spirit, the pipeline opens
in degree to our believing the word of God and effectual prayer. The enemy constantly
assaults us with cares, worries, lusts and persecution to keep the word from bearing fruit
in our lives. If he can get our heart hardened, shallow or entangled, the word of God will
not bear fruit and the aperture of our heart will not open to release more living water.
As we cultivate our hearts and guard them through repentance and humble faith with
devotion to prayer, the opening in our spirit-man will allow a release of rivers of living
water to come from God’s throne. This river will release the voice of the King of Glory
under such powerful anointing that it will take dominion in the natural realm.
As an anointed evangelist/apostle leads a crusade, he knows that much prayer, praise and
worship must go into the foundational groundwork. During the crusade service, the
skilled evangelist will oversee the worship team and discern the moving of the water of
God’s Spirit. He may sense more praise is needed. He may call the crowd to a reverent
hush to wait upon the Lord. The wise evangelist waits for the cloud of the Holy Spirit to
brood over the people. When he senses, by the Spirit, that the brooding time is complete,
he will begin to speak under the anointing of God and release pure words of life from the
throne of God.
When the Spirit speaks to him to heal the sick, the power goes forth to heal. If the Spirit
speaks to him about deliverance, he speaks out deliverance and his anointed words
spoken into the water of the Spirit take dominion over the demonic spirits (evil water)
and cast them out. All effective ministry takes place in this pattern as the voice of God is
spoken through a sanctified vessel into the cloud of the Holy Spirit brooding over the
people to bring forth light into their darkened hearts. The intensity of the cloud of the
Holy Spirit’s presence is usually determined by the volume of effectual prayer. Power
released through effectual prayer is a spiritual dynamic or rule of light created on the first
Washed by His Prophetic Voice
Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for
her, that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word,
that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle
or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish. Ephesians 5:2527
The word of God anointed by the Spirit washes the bride of all defilement of flesh and
spirit. The anointed word sanctifies and cleanses the bride of Christ so she can be the
exact representation of His glory on Earth. The King of Glory is releasing His anointed
word through anointed vessels to wash His bride.
Religious teaching by the soul of man has no power to wash the bride. Soulish teaching
binds people into religious doctrines and traditions of man. Intellectual teaching
produces Pharisees who have a form of godliness but deny the power thereof. They deny
the power of the Holy Spirit to transform them from the inside out. They despise
anointed people and refuse to do the works of Jesus (healing the sick and casting out
demons, raising the dead, performing miracles etc.).
The voice of religious leaders is not the river of God’s life but the river of death flowing
from the pit of hell. We are to get into total agreement with the Holy Spirit and abide in
His glorious presence at all times. We are hidden in Christ to the degree that we hide in
His anointing. We are to be the tabernacles of His glory with a cloud hovering over us by
day and a pillar of fire on us at night.
God Watches Over His Word to Perform It
Then said Jehovah unto me, thou hast well seen: for I watch over my word to
perform it. Jeremiah 1:12 ASV
God continuously watches over His prophetic word to perform it. Scriptural prophesies
from thousands of years ago will all be fulfilled by the King of Glory. Prophetic words
from God hang in the spiritual realm above an individual, region, nation or above the
world. Let me give you an example.
And Abraham said to God, “Oh, that Ishmael might live before You!” Then God
said: “No, Sarah your wife shall bear you a son, and you shall call his name Isaac; I
will establish My covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his
descendants after him. And as for Ishmael, I have heard you. Behold, I have
blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly. He shall
beget twelve princes, and I will make him a great nation. Genesis 17:18-20
Abraham prayed that Ishmael might live before God. The Lord intended for Isaac, the
son of the promise, to bring forth the covenant nation of Israel, but He also heard
Abraham’s prayer. Ishmael has become the great nation of the Arab world, which is ruled
over by the demonic spirit of Islam. Ishmael has not lived before God in agreement with
His will by Christ Jesus. However, God promised Abraham that Ishmael would live
God watches over His word to perform it. Therefore, as we intercede for Muslim nations
to be converted to Christ, we can war with the help of God’s prophetic word and believe
God to bring millions of Muslims to Christ before He returns. Some prophets believe
that once Israel is soundly converted to Jesus Christ, their Messiah and Lord, evangelists
from Israel will go to reach their estranged brothers. In view of the events in the middle
east, this would be a most incredible miracle of God’s grace. I believe it is an accurate
word, and my spirit bears witness that Ishmael will live before God and not before the
If you now grasp the power of the prophetic word of the King of Glory, we are ready to
look at just a few of the prophetic promises He has made. As we get into agreement with
His promises, it is our responsibility to intercede by the Spirit for them to come to pass.
This intercession works like evaporation over the water of our spirits to create a cloud in
the heavenlies. Then as the word of God is prayed in powerful agreement or released by
an anointed prophet once again, the brooding cloud becomes sufficient for the word to
become manifested on Earth. This is why the house of God must become a house of
prayer for all nations. As we become His holy houses of prayer, we will be used to
partner with God so that all of His words can be fulfilled.
God’s Biblical words will be spoken through many hundreds and perhaps thousands of
vessels throughout history. All of this agreement releases power in the spiritual realm to
bring about the manifestation of God’s word into the natural realm.
Jesus is the living Word of God. He lived His earthly life in absolute agreement with the
word of God and the Spirit at all times. Once the Spirit led Him through the wilderness
to bind the strongman, Jesus was filled with the power of God to such an extent that
everything He said over people came true almost instantly. Jesus cast out demons with
one word. He healed every disease and had dominion over all sickness including death.
Whatever the Holy Spirit led Him to do, He could do.
When the people resisted Jesus in their unbelief, the cloud of the Holy Spirit’s presence
was grieved and diminished so that Jesus could not do any mighty works among them.
Jesus could not operate apart from the cloud of the Holy Spirit’s presence for He had to
speak into the cloud to produce the light, or miracle, just as God ordained from the
foundation of the earth. We must learn to do the same.
Thus Says the Lord of Hosts
Thus says the LORD of hosts: “I will punish Amalek for what he did to Israel, how
he ambushed him on the way when he came up from Egypt”. I Samuel 15:2
The phrase “says the LORD of hosts” or a close derivative is used over 130 times in the
Old Testament. The verse above is the first use of “Thus says the LORD of Hosts”, and it
releases God’s word of divine retribution on Amalek, four hundred years after his sin
against Israel in the wilderness journey. Many of the verses spoken by the Lord of hosts
contain words of extreme judgment and punishment reflecting the nature of our warrior
King when He returns. Many other verses contain His glorious promises.
The power of the voice of the King of Glory is infinite, and He will accomplish
everything that He has declared. It is our great privilege to come into agreement, by His
Spirit, and pray His word into fulfillment. I have listed only a few verses below of
selected promises of His prophetic voice. I encourage you to mediate on them carefully
and rejoice to know the voice of the Lord.
Therefore I will shake the heavens, and the earth will move out of her place, in the
wrath of the LORD of hosts and in the day of His fierce anger. Isaiah 13:13
Many scriptures indicate that the King of Glory will release His powerful voice to shake
heavens and the earth in His wrath against sin. We know this will happen so we build
our lives upon the rock of revelation in Christ Jesus. All that is built upon Christ Jesus
will stand. Everything apart from Him will fall.
Therefore prophesy against them all these words, and say to them: “The LORD will
roar from on high, and utter His voice from His holy habitation; He will roar
mightily against His fold. He will give a shout, as those who tread the grapes,
against all the inhabitants of the earth. A noise will come to the ends of the earth-for the LORD has a controversy with the nations; He will plead His case with all
flesh. He will give those who are wicked to the sword,” says the LORD.
Thus says the LORD of hosts: “Behold, disaster shall go forth from nation to nation,
and a great whirlwind shall be raised up from the farthest parts of the earth”. And
at that day the slain of the LORD shall be from one end of the earth even to the
other end of the earth. They shall not be lamented, or gathered, or buried; they shall
become refuse on the ground. “Wail, shepherds, and cry! Roll about in the ashes,
You leaders of the flock! For the days of your slaughter and your dispersions are
fulfilled; you shall fall like a precious vessel. And the shepherds will have no way to
flee, nor the leaders of the flock to escape. A voice of the cry of the shepherds, and a
wailing of the leaders to the flock will be heard. For the LORD has plundered their
pasture, and the peaceful dwellings are cut down because of the fierce anger of the
LORD. He has left His lair like the lion; for their land is desolate because of the
fierceness of the oppressor, and because of His fierce anger.” Jeremiah 25:30-34
The Lord of hosts will conquer all the nations and judge every person. False shepherds
will not escape His wrath. Wayward sheep will be corrected. The fear of the Lord will
cover the earth.
“Yet now be strong, Zerubbabel,” says the LORD; “and be strong, Joshua, son of
Jehozadak, the high priest; and be strong, all you people of the land,” says the
LORD, “and work; for I am with you,” says the LORD of hosts. According to the
word that I covenanted with you when you came out of Egypt, so My Spirit remains
among you; do not fear!”
For thus says the LORD of hosts: “Once more (it is a little while) I will shake heaven
and earth, the sea and dry land; and I will shake all nations, and they shall come to
the Desire of All Nations, and I will fill this temple with glory,” says the LORD of
hosts. “The silver is Mine, and the gold is Mine,” says the LORD of hosts. “The
glory of this latter temple shall be greater than the former,” says the LORD of hosts.
“And in this place I will give peace,” says the LORD of hosts. Haggai 2:3-9
Even while the Lord of hosts shakes the nations with His great voice, He will fill His
temple with glory and bring peace to the house of God. He will bring the wealth of the
nations into His house to build His last day temple.
Many nations shall be joined to the LORD in that day, and they shall become My
people. And I will dwell in your midst. Then you will know that the LORD of hosts
has sent Me to you. Zechariah 2:11
People of every tribe and tongue will become one with the Lord Jesus Christ and become
His people. He will dwell in our midst and demonstrate His love and power in
Again the word of the LORD of hosts came, saying, Thus says the LORD of hosts:
“I am zealous for Zion with great zeal; with great fervor I am zealous for her.”
Thus says the LORD: “I will return to Zion, and dwell in the midst of Jerusalem.
Jerusalem shall be called the City of Truth, the Mountain of the LORD of hosts, the
Holy Mountain.” Thus says the LORD of hosts: “Old men and old women shall
again sit in the streets of Jerusalem, each one with his staff in his hand because of
great age. The streets of the city shall be full of boys and girls playing in its streets.”
Thus says the LORD of hosts: “If it is marvelous in the eyes of the remnant of this
people in these days, will it also be marvelous in My eyes?” Says the LORD of hosts.
Thus says the LORD of hosts: “Behold, I will save My people from the land of the
east and from the land of the west; I will bring them back, and they shall dwell in
the midst of Jerusalem. They shall be My people and I will be their God, in truth
Thus says the LORD of hosts: “Let your hands be strong, you who have been
hearing in these days these words by the mouth of the prophets, who spoke in the
day the foundation was laid for the house of the LORD of hosts, that the temple
might be built. For before these days there were no wages for man nor any hire for
beast; there was no peace from the enemy for whoever went out or came in; for I set
all men, everyone, against his neighbor. But now I will not treat the remnant of this
people as in the former days,” says the LORD of hosts.
“For the seed shall be prosperous, the vine shall give its fruit, the ground shall give
her increase, and the heavens shall give their dew--I will cause the remnant of this
people to possess all these. And it shall come to pass that just as you were a curse
among the nations, O house of Judah and house of Israel, so I will save you, and you
shall be a blessing. Do not fear, let your hands be strong.”
For thus says the LORD of hosts: “Just as I determined to punish you when your
fathers provoked Me to wrath,” says the LORD of hosts, “And I would not relent,
so again in these days I am determined to do good to Jerusalem and to the house of
Judah. Do not fear. These are the things you shall do: speak each man the truth to
his neighbor; give judgment in your gates for truth, justice, and peace; let none of
you think evil in your heart against your neighbor; and do not love a false oath. For
all these are things that I hate,” says the LORD.
Then the word of the LORD of hosts came to me, saying, Thus says the LORD of
hosts: “The fast of the fourth month, the fast of the fifth, the fast of the seventh, and
the fast of the tenth, shall be joy and gladness and cheerful feasts for the house of
Judah. Therefore love truth and peace.”
Thus says the LORD of hosts: “Peoples shall yet come, inhabitants of many cities;
the inhabitants of one city shall go to another, saying, “Let us continue to go and
pray before the LORD, and seek the LORD of hosts. I myself will go also.” Yes,
many peoples and strong nations shall come to seek the LORD of hosts in
Jerusalem, and to pray before the LORD.”
Thus says the LORD of hosts: “In those days ten men from every language of the
nations shall grasp the sleeve of a Jewish man, saying, “Let us go with you, for we
have heard that God is with you.” Zechariah 8:1-23
The King of Glory will bring about an extraordinary revival in Jerusalem in the last days.
Many will go to Israel to seek the Lord. God is working to restore Israel, His prodigal
son in these days. There are many born-again Jewish believers today and God is
restoring His people. The King of Glory has a great zeal to restore His covenant people
and Paul saw that eventually all Israel would be saved (Romans 11:26).
PRAYER: Father in heaven, I long to hear your prophetic voice. Please open my ears
to hear by Your Spirit the voice of many waters. Restore my life on the foundation of
Your waters. Open the heavens above me so that I might receive living waters. I thirst for
Your living water Jesus and I come to You alone to drink. Increase my faith Lord and
grant me grace to obey Your voice always. Please fill me with Your word and Your Spirit
and flow rivers living waters through me to the nations. Teach me to pray effectual
prayers and persevere. I ask You for all this in Jesus’ name, Amen.
CHAPTER 10 – THE FIERY WRATH OF THE KING OF GLORY
Who is this who comes from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah, this One who
is glorious in His apparel, traveling in the greatness of His strength? “I who speak
in righteousness, mighty to save.” Why is Your apparel red, and Your garments like
one who treads in the winepress?
“I have trodden the winepress alone, and from the peoples no one was with Me. For
I have trodden them in My anger, and trampled them in My fury; their blood is
sprinkled upon My garments, and I have stained all My robes. For the day of
vengeance is in My heart, and the year of My redeemed has come. I looked, but
there was no one to help, and I wondered that there was no one to uphold; therefore
My own arm brought salvation for Me; and My own fury, it sustained Me. I have
trodden down the peoples in My anger, made them drunk in My fury, and brought
down their strength to the earth.” Isaiah 63:1-6
Now out of His mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it He should strike the nations.
And He Himself will rule them with a rod of iron. He Himself treads the winepress
of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. And He has on His robe and on His
thigh a name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS. Revelation
God’s word leaves us no doubt as to the identity of the One who releases the intense
retribution of wrath on sin. The King of Glory, the Lord Jesus Christ, will trample all
unrepentant sinners under His holy feet. The biblical imagery is vivid and explicit. His
robe is splattered, no, drenched in the blood of His enemies.
The King of Glory is slow to anger, but when anger is aroused, His extreme fury is
backed up by infinite power. The King of Glory is holy and hates all sin. God hates sin
and He sends unrepentant sinners to the lake of fire for all eternity. They are trampled
and crushed under His feet for all eternity. Selah!
Jesus Christ is worthy to open the seals of God’s last-day judgments because He laid
down His life for sinners and took the punishment for our sins upon Himself. The King
of Glory is righteous and just to condemn sin and sinners who reject His sacrifice and
perfect love. God reaches out to sinners in His love and places a testimony of His love in
their conscience and in creation. Unfortunately, most people reject the witness of God on
Earth and turn to their own way in sinful rebellion.
For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and
unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because what
may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them. For since
the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood
by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are
without excuse, because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God,
nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were
darkened. Romans 1:18-20
God gives every person light by the manifest witness within his or her conscience and by
the extraordinary witness of His attributes in His creation. Paul teaches us that the
knowledge of God is clearly available but rejected by most sinners. Sinners are without
excuse on the Day of Judgment. God examines the heart of every person and reaches out
to him or her through various means. We must obey the Holy Spirit as He calls us to go
out and witness, but the scriptures tell us that the heavens declare the glory of God day in
and day out and that the witness of God is within them (Psalm 19:1).
No one knows exactly how God will judge tribal animists who never heard the gospel of
Jesus Christ, but we do know that He will judge righteously. God’s judgment is based on
the degree of revelation light a person has (James 3:1). God’s ways are perfect, and His
judgments are beyond our understanding. The Apostle Paul grappled with the theological
challenge of understanding God’s sovereignty and man’s free will in judgment.
God is Sovereign Over His Creation of Human Vessels For His Purposes
What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? Certainly not! For He
says to Moses, “I will have mercy on whomever I will have mercy, and I will have
compassion on whomever I will have compassion.” So then it is not of him who
wills, nor of him who runs, but of God who shows mercy. For the Scripture says to
Pharaoh, “For this very purpose I have raised you up, that I may show My power in
you, and that My name may be declared in all the earth.” Therefore He has mercy
on whom He wills, and whom He wills He hardens. You will say to me then, “Why
does He still find fault? For who has resisted His will?” But indeed, O man, who are
you to reply against God? Will the thing formed say to him who formed it, “Why
have you made me like this?” Does not the potter have power over the clay, from the
same lump to make one vessel for honor and another for dishonor? What if God,
wanting to show His wrath and to make His power known, endured with much
longsuffering the vessels of wrath prepared for destruction, and that He might
make known the riches of His glory on the vessels of mercy, which He had prepared
beforehand for glory, even us whom He called, not of the Jews only, but also of the
Gentiles? Romans 9:14-24
Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How
unsearchable are His judgments and His ways past finding out! Romans 11:34
God’s ways are unsearchable in judgment. We cannot fully understand His ways at this
time, but we do know that He is perfectly wise and infinitely just in all of His judgments.
God’s nature is love, and He is not willing that any should perish but that all should
repent of their sins and come into His kingdom. God has given men free will and men
prefer darkness rather than the light. We don’t know why God made some vessels that
seem destined for wrath and others destined for glory. We don’t understand the depths of
His nature. And we have enough trouble obeying Him in that which we do understand.
The Wrath of God is Real
Many years ago, I attended a theological conference hosted by well-known international
theologians. The topic given to one great man of God was, “The Wrath of God”. As he
grappled with the gravity of this difficult topic, the man of God said, “Beloved, the wrath
of God is real!” This astute scholar could not fully explain the wrath of God, but did his
best to convince the audience that eternal separation from God into the lake of fire was a
real experience. He was right. The wrath of God is real!
The Bible says that God has exalted His word above all his name (Psalm 138:2). Part of
what that means is that God’s word is absolutely true. If His word is not true in one
aspect, the integrity of His entire being is shattered. The honor of God’s name is
extremely high on His priorities. He has elevated the honor of His word even higher than
His name. Below, I will list several scriptures on the wrath of God for you to carefully
read and mediate on. The wrath of God is real!
You shall make them as a fiery oven in the time of Your anger; the LORD shall
swallow them up in His wrath, and the fire shall devour them. Psalms 21:9
He cast on them the fierceness of His anger, wrath, indignation, and trouble, by
sending angels of destruction among them. Psalms 78:49
Pour out Your wrath on the nations that do not know You, and on the kingdoms
that do not call on Your name. Psalms 79:6
Behold, the day of the LORD comes, cruel, with both wrath and fierce anger, to lay
the land desolate; and He will destroy its sinners from it. Therefore I will shake the
heavens, and the earth will move out of her place, in the wrath of the LORD of hosts
and in the day of His fierce anger. Isaiah 13:9,13
But the LORD is the true God; He is the living God and the everlasting King. At His
wrath the earth will tremble, and the nations will not be able to endure His
indignation. Jeremiah 10:10
I Myself will fight against you with an outstretched hand and with a strong arm,
even in anger and fury and great wrath. Jeremiah 21:5
They will throw their silver into the streets, and their gold will be like refuse; their
silver and their gold will not be able to deliver them in the day of the wrath of the
LORD; they will not satisfy their souls, nor fill their stomachs, because it became
their stumbling block of iniquity. Ezekiel 7:19
I will pour out My indignation on you; I will blow against you with the fire of My
wrath, and deliver you into the hands of brutal men who are skillful to destroy.
God is jealous, and the LORD avenges; the LORD avenges and is furious. The
LORD will take vengeance on His adversaries, and He reserves wrath for His
enemies. Nahum 1:2
O LORD, I have heard your speech and was afraid; O LORD, revive Your work in
the midst of the years! In the midst of the years make it known; in wrath remember
mercy. Habakkuk 3:2
That day is a day of wrath, a day of trouble and distress, a day of devastation and
desolation, a day of darkness and gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness.
The wrath of God is real! Those who are separated from the King of Glory for all
eternity will suffer eternal punishment. The King of Glory punishes the unrepentant
sinner forever. While God is not in the lake of fire, His power and His wrath sustains the
existence of the lake of fire. Our God is holy and will not allow any unholy being into
His presence. He has made provision for us to come in through the blood of Jesus Christ.
We are called to rejoice that our names are written in the Lamb’s book of life!
The Lake of Fire
Then the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who worked signs in
his presence, by which he deceived those who received the mark of the beast and
those who worshipped his image. These two were cast alive into the lake of fire
burning with brimstone. Revelation 19:20
The devil, who deceived them, was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where the
beast and the false prophet are. And they will be tormented day and night forever
and ever. Revelation 20:10
Then Death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And
anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire.
Every devil in hell and every demonic creature will be cast into the lake of fire and
experience God’s torment day and night forever and ever. Human beings who get into
agreement with Satan by believing His lies will be cast into the lake of fire. Every person
whose name is not found written in the Book of Life will be cast into the lake of fire on
the final Day of Judgment. Jesus said it was a place of deep darkness where there would
be weeping and gnashing of teeth (Matthew 8:12; 13:42).
The lake of fire is a real place of eternal damnation. There is no way of escape forever
for those who are thrown into this horrible place. There is no indication whatsoever in
scripture that God will ever relent in His eternal judgments upon the wicked who are cast
into that hell fire. It is a most horrible, awesome reality that billions of souls will spend
all eternity separate from the love and beauty of God in a horror experience they cannot
turn off or in any way control.
We cannot comprehend the wrath of God nor understand how awful, eternal damnation
will be. Only Jesus Christ is found worthy to pour out God’s wrath. We are not to
become like Him in this respect. We are not to judge other people or curse them in any
way. God calls us to bless people and allow Him to do all the judging. We must fear God
and walk in holy awe that we have been graced to believe in the Lord Jesus Christ unto
Saved From the Wrath of God
But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners,
Christ died for us. Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we
shall be saved from wrath through Him. For if when we were enemies we were
reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled,
we shall be saved by His life. Romans 5:8-10
We are saved from the wrath of God through the love of Jesus Christ who died for us.
We do not deserve to be saved. We do not earn our salvation. Christ died for us while we
were enemies and sinners. We cannot become good enough to be worthy to be saved
from the wrath of God. The Lord loves us with an everlasting love, and He poured out
His life for us. This truth should humble us to extreme gratitude and daily rejoicing.
Before I was saved, I wanted to become a professional golfer and I idolized that game.
Most of my identity came from shooting a low golf score. A few years after I got saved
and nearly gave up golf, I was playing a once-a-year round with some Christians.
Unfortunately, my competitive flesh was rising up and I was frustrated at how poorly I
was playing according to my former experience. As I walked away disgusted after an
errant tee shot, I noticed Dave lying on the grass, smiling and singing love songs to Jesus.
I said, “What are you so happy about?” Dave simply replied, “My sins are forgiven and
I’m going to heaven for all eternity!” That joyful, anointed response gave me a real
attitude check. Why was I getting so uptight about a stupid game? After that, I started to
rejoice with Dave and stopped trying to be something I wasn’t, the world’s greatest
That lesson has stuck with me for over thirty-five years. When things get really difficult
or I am taking myself too serious, it’s time for an attitude check. Maybe I need to go
outside and lay on the grass, look up at the sunny sky (I live in southern California) and
just start rejoicing that my name is written in the Lamb’s Book of Life! We all need to
continuously thank God for our salvation and help others come to know Him as the Spirit
For they themselves declare concerning us what manner of entry we had to you, and
how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God, and to wait for
His Son from heaven, whom He raised from the dead, even Jesus who delivers us
from the wrath to come. For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain
salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ. I Thessalonians 1:9,10; 5:9
Jesus delivers from wrath all those who place their trust in Him. All who call upon His
name in faith shall be saved on the Day of Judgment. Our future is glorious and
abundant. We have been granted the grace of everlasting life through faith in the cross of
Jesus. His suffering and death was sufficient to pay for all the wrath you and I deserve.
He substituted Himself in our place and took our transgressions upon Himself (Isaiah
53:5,6). Isn’t He wonderful!?!
Seven Seals of Judgment
Jesus releases the seven sealed judgments of wrath at the end of the age to bring people to
repentance. It is not His will for them to perish in the lake of fire so He sends a last
minute wake-up call in hopes that they would turn from their evil ways.
But the rest of mankind, who were not killed by these plagues, did not repent of the
works of their hands, that they should not worship demons, and idols of gold, silver,
brass, stone, and wood, which can neither see nor hear nor walk. And they did not
repent of their murders or their sorceries or their sexual immorality or their thefts.
And men were scorched with great heat, and they blasphemed the name of God who
has power over these plagues; and they did not repent and give Him glory.
Like Pharaoh in ancient Egypt, multitudes will harden their hearts against God during the
outpouring of His wrath on Earth. They will refuse to stop worshipping demons or give
up the love of money. They will not be sorry for their murders, sorceries, thefts or sexual
misconduct. They will curse God rather than repent and give Him glory.
It seems incomprehensible to us who love God that mankind would persistently refuse to
repent and come to salvation and the glory of God. The word of God is true and portrays
the hearts of fallen people accurately. Some will undoubtedly repent, but all who refuse
to repent in the last days are a picture of the fallen hearts of those throughout history who,
placed in the same circumstances, would probably have followed in a similar fashion.
If we had been in the garden of Eden in Adam’s place, we too would have transgressed.
It is only by the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ that He has redeemed us by His blood and
has given us revelation light in the knowledge of the truth. He gave us the grace to turn
from our sinful ways and believe the gospel. Jesus Christ, the King of Glory, is our
Savior, Redeemer, King and Bridegroom. He bought us with a great price. We belong to
Him and must yield our hearts to become like Him in every way possible in our time that
BELIEVER’S PRAYER: Lord Jesus Christ, You are my Savior and I thank You with all
my heart for saving me from Your wrath. Thank you for taking my sins upon Your body
on the cross. Thank You for suffering God’s judgment and forgiving me for all my sins. I
rejoice that by Your grace, You have written my name in Your Book of Life. I pledge my
heart to You and declare that I will ever rejoice in Your great salvation. I love You and
bless You, My Lord and great King, Amen.
The Gospel of Jesus Christ
If you have read this material above and are unsure of your salvation in Jesus Christ, I
want to offer you a simple presentation of the gospel of Jesus Christ below and a
suggested prayer. God does not want you to perish but to have everlasting life. He sent
His Son Jesus Christ to die for you. Please read all the verses in the Bible and pray the
prayer at the end in sincerity and God will save you. If you have questions, please
contact your local pastor or you may contact me personally. God bless you!
A. God loves you and wants you to be saved from wrath - John 3:16
B. Man is sinful and separated from God - Romans 3:23
C. Jesus Christ died on the cross to pay the penalty for our sins and restore us to a
right relationship to God - Romans 5:8
I Corinthians 15:3-6
D. You must repent and believe on the Lord Jesus Christ to be saved - Mark 1:14,15
1. Repent - Proverbs 28:13
2. Believe the gospel - John 1:12,13
I John 5:11-13
E. Although not needed for initial salvation, you should continue your walk of faith
in Christ Jesus by being baptized in water, in the Holy Spirit and fire. You
should also become a part of a healthy local church - Matthew 3:11,12
SUGGESTED PRAYER FOR SALVATION:
Father in heaven, I need you. I believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross and rose again
to forgive me of all my sins. Thank you Jesus for dying on the cross to save me. I repent
of all my sins. I especially repent and forsake the sins of…… (name specific sins). I
choose by an act of my will to believe in Jesus Christ’s death on the cross. I open my
heart to receive Jesus into my life to save me and take control. I ask you Father to baptize
me with the Holy Spirit and with your holy fire so that I can be all that you want me to be
for your glory.
I thank you Father for hearing my prayer. I ask you to deliver me from all demons and
all the powers of the enemy that have bound up my life. In the Name of Jesus Christ I
take authority to expel every demon from my life. You no longer have a right to my body
because I am a temple of the Holy Spirit. I command you to leave me now in the Name of
Jesus Christ. I declare the blood of Jesus Christ on the cross has cleansed me from all
my sins because I put my faith in Him and His finished work on the cross. Thank you
Father for setting me free in Jesus Name, Amen.
CHAPTER 11 – THE MIGHTY WEAPONS OF THE WARRIOR BRIDE
For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the
weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down
strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against
the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of
Christ, and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled.
II Corinthians 10:3-6
The King of Glory is the greatest warrior of all times. The Lord of hosts has powerful
armies of angels that follow Him. Jesus Christ also has millions of believers who are part
of His body. The Lord has equipped His warrior bride with awesome weapons to
overcome the flesh, the world system and the devil. Paul tells us that these weapons are
mighty in God for pulling down strongholds and for bringing the mind into perfect
agreement and obedience to Christ.
What are these weapons and how do we wield them? Below is a biblical list of weapons
God has given us. As we look at Jesus and behold the weapons He has given us, our
confidence increases dramatically. Here are fifteen weapons God has given His warrior
1. The Abiding Holy Spirit
You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is
greater than he who is in the world. I John 4:4
The abiding Holy Spirit is the infinite power of God in you so that you can always
overcome. He is the one who enables us to wield the word of God because it is the
“sword of the Spirit”. We must learn to walk in agreement with the Holy Spirit at
all times and we will always have victory.
But the anointing which you have received from Him abides in you, and you do not
need that anyone teach you; but as the same anointing teaches you concerning all
things, and is true, and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you will abide in
Him. I John 2:27
The anointing of the Holy Spirit is with us to teach us how to overcome at all times. God
certainly wants us to have teachers in the body of Christ, but those human teachers do not
go with you everywhere you go. The Holy Spirit is with you to guide you into all truth
and help you bear maximum fruit for the glory of God. He will teach you how to walk in
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness,
faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. Galatians 5:22,23
The fruit of the Holy Spirit is a powerful, defensive weapon that guards our hearts
in Christ Jesus. We also can release the fruit of the Spirit to minister His life when
praying for people who are agitated by the enemy. For a person in anxiety, we pray
the release of the fruit of peace. We release the presence of the Lord who drives out
all demonic activity. This has been amazingly effective in deliverance. For the
person struggling with anger, release love and so forth.
But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all: for to
one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, to another the word of
knowledge through the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another
gifts of healings by the same Spirit, to another the working of miracles, to another
prophecy, to another discerning of spirits, to another different kinds of tongues, to
another the interpretation of tongues. But one and the same Spirit works all these
things, distributing to each one individually as He wills. I Corinthians 12:7-11
The gifts of the Holy Spirit are also powerful weapons that are used continuously in
power ministries of evangelism, healing, deliverance and spiritual warfare. God is at
work in you to will and to work for His good pleasure (Philippians 2:11). It is God’s will
and pleasure that you ride with Jesus and overcome the enemy at all times.
2. The Sword of the Spirit, the Word of God
And [take up] the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Ephesians 6:17b
The primary instrument for all spiritual warfare is the anointed word of God. “It is
written” when proclaimed by anointed lips brings terror in the hearts of the enemy for he
cannot stand before the truth of God’s word. The authority of God, the Creator of the
Universe, is bound up in His word. The word is the double-edged sword which comes out
of the mouth of the Lord of hosts and is used to judge the nations (see Revelations 1:16;
19:15). All of Satan’s lies are hacked to pieces by the Truth wielded by the all-powerful
Spirit of God dwelling within the believer.
For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword,
piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a
discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Hebrews 4:11-12
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for
reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be
complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work. II Timothy 3:16,17
All that we will ever need to be equipped in this life is contained in the inspired word of
God. The word of God is living and powerful. Our God has generously provided all that
we need. He has given us His Holy Spirit to abide with us, anoint us and to teach us the
word of God. The King of Glory is simply awesome and perfect in His abundant supply
of weapons to overcome.
3. Praying always in the Spirit, Especially in Tongues
Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this
end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints. Ephesians 6:18
I thank my God I speak with tongues more than you all. I Corinthians 14:18
God honors all manners of prayer and supplication in the Spirit. Prayer is a powerful
weapon that God has given us. The Apostle Paul testified that he prayed in tongues more
than all of the Corinthians who were gifted with all the spiritual gifts. Praying in tongues
is a powerful weapon of spiritual warfare.
But now, brethren, if I come to you speaking with tongues, what shall I profit you
unless I speak to you either by revelation, by knowledge, by prophesying, or by
teaching? I Corinthians 14:6
Praying in the Holy Spirit is a doorway to revelation, knowledge, prophesying or
teaching. This is powerful in spiritual warfare. Powerful intercession occasionally comes
over me and I go into a time of praying in tongues. After twenty minutes of anointed
intercession one day, I knew by the Spirit that my son was going to be in an automobile
accident. I prayed against it and then called my son. A few days later, Jonathan was in
an accident and was not injured. If the oncoming car had hit them six feet further,
Jonathan probably would have died. Intercession by the Spirit is extremely powerful.
The first century apostles continually devoted themselves to prayer. They prayed in
tongues often, perhaps hours every day. I believe many things are accomplished by
praying in tongues that we cannot understand. While praying in tongues we often
empower angelic activity. God hears our prayers and dispatches his angels in response,
as we see in Daniel 9 and 10. There is spiritual war in the heavenlies, and our praying
through in tongues can empower the angels to overcome.
Praying in tongues unlocks revelation, knowledge and prophetic words to be prayed or
declared over individuals, congregations, cities, regions or nations. This may include
spiritual warfare directed at various principalities, powers and demons as well.
Prophetic intercession is the supernatural ability to hear or see from the Holy Spirit
specifically what to pray and then praying it back to God by the power of the Holy Spirit.
In essence, it is simply God telling you what to pray and you obey and pray it back to
God by the power of His Spirit. Jesus said that His yoke is easy and light. Praying only
what God shows us to pray in the power of the Spirit makes it easy to pray.
Satan brings all out war to stop prophetic intercession. It is the most powerful form of
prayer because the believer is getting into agreement with the Holy Spirit and praying
exactly what the Holy Spirit wants to pray through him. In Paul’s letter to the Ephesians
he mentions all kinds of prayer and being watchful so as to pray earnestly for saints. All
manners of prayer are useful as weapons when directed and empowered by the Holy
4. The Powerful Weapon of Confession – Identificational Repentance
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us
from all unrighteousness. I John 1:9
Satan rules sin and darkness. Genuine, humble confession breaks his rule and cleanses us
from all the unrighteousness that gives him ground in our lives. Generational sins can
influence a family, region and a nation. Those sins require identificational repentance.
Jesus demonstrated this when He was baptized in the Jordan River. Jesus never sinned,
yet He identified Himself with the sins of the nation of Israel. The Spirit led Him into
warfare with Satan immediately after this powerful prayer.
Daniel was one of the holiest men who ever walked the earth. He demonstrated the
principle of identifying with the sins of his people so as to make confession to God on
their behalf (see Daniel 9). God accepts this kind of repentance and will forgive and heal
the land (II Chronicles 7:14).
5. The Name of Jesus
And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do that the Father may be glorified in
the Son. If you ask anything in My name, I will do it. John 14:13,14
And in that day you will ask Me nothing. Most assuredly, I say to you, whatever you
ask the Father in My name He will give you. Until now you have asked nothing in
My name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full. John 16:23,24
Praying in the name of Jesus means praying in His nature or praying the way He would
pray. When we pray in agreement with the nature (name) of Jesus, we will have
everything we ask for. Jesus taught us to pray in His name so that we could accomplish
the works that He accomplished and even greater works.
The name of Jesus represents the entirety of His Person and releases to us the “power of
attorney” to operate on Earth as His legal representatives. The literal meaning of Jesus is
“Jehovah is Salvation”. In this book we have studied His name, The King of Glory. We
would need to do a comprehensive study of all the names of God in the Bible to begin to
grasp the infinite bounty in His name. Cornwall and Smith have 300 names that refer to
Jesus listed in their exhaustive dictionary of Bible names. All of those names are
summarized in the name of Jesus, the name above all names!
Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above
every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven and
of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess
that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of the Father. Philippians 2:9-11
We can be confident that Jesus is the highest of all the names of God because His word
declares it to be so. In spiritual warfare, I almost always quote this verse because every
demonic power and Satan himself must bow their knees to the Lord Jesus Christ. We
pray and command in His name as His representatives, His ambassadors.
We are called and chosen as those set under the authority of the great Apostle and High
Priest of our faith, even Jesus Christ, the Creator of the Universe. As we speak in His
name, we are invested with all the authority and power of the Lord to enforce His will
upon the earth.
And these signs will follow those who believe: in My name they will cast out demons;
they will speak with new tongues. Mark 16:17
In Jesus’ name, we have authority over every demonic force, every principality, every
power and even Satan Himself. To use Jesus’ name properly, we must be abiding in
Christ and allow His word to abide in us. We will pray and act in harmony and
agreement with His will in all things. If we operate by self-will, or out of God’s will, we
use His name in vain, and it will not have the investment of His authority and power.
We cannot simply name and claim anything we want in Jesus’ name. All effective prayer
is in agreement with the word of God and His Spirit. We cannot command Satan to be
exterminated in Jesus’ name. We must learn to pray in His name, which means to pray in
the same Spirit and nature that Jesus prayed while He was on Earth. When we walk by
the Spirit and do what the Father tells us to do, we can be confident in the name of Jesus
for all that we need to accomplish His will.
6. The Blood of Jesus
And they overcame him (Satan) by the blood of the Lamb. Revelation 12:11a
There is no doctrine more powerful in defeating Satan than the blood of Jesus. Since His
life was bound up in His blood, Jesus Christ, the King of Glory, poured out His righteous
blood to cover the sins of mankind, destroy the works of the devil and take back the keys
to the kingdom. We have been bought out of slavery to Satan by the precious blood of
the Lamb. Even as the Israelites were delivered from the destroyer in Exodus, by the
blood of the sacrifice lamb, we are saved from Satan’s destroying power by the blood of
Our Father determined to make a covenant with His rebellious creatures in which He
could not lie or change His mind. The blood of the lamb was pictured in the garden as He
clothed Adam and Eve with skins from a slain animal. God developed the concept of
covenant, and He made an oath by Himself and sealed it with blood in relationship to
Abraham (Genesis 15:7-15). The true Passover Lamb was portrayed in Leviticus as God
dictated to Moses specific instructions on sacrifices so that sinful man might be restored
to fellowship with a holy God.
We understand that “if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship
with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His son cleanses us from all sin” (I
John 1:7). There is no sin that cannot be cleansed by the power of the blood of Jesus. In
deliverance ministry, we encounter individuals who have been ravaged by demonic sins
that are unfit to talk about. Babies born and dedicated to Satan, abused in all manners
and tormented by demonic spirits grow up and live dysfunctional lives. Some come to
our church as broken, desperate ones asking for prayer for deliverance even years after
accepting Christ. In spite of every one of their prayers, the enemy often maintains a hold
of torment upon their life and many fall back into a pattern of destructive thinking and
The blood of Jesus properly applied cleanses us from all sin. The blood of Jesus provides
complete and thorough deliverance. We often need clear words of knowledge, the power
of agreement and the power of fasting to cast out demons, but the blood of Jesus is
central to all deliverance ministry. His power to deliver is infinitely greater than Satan’s
power to hold captive!
But on Mount Zion there shall be deliverance, and there shall be holiness; the house
of Jacob shall posses their possessions. Obadiah 17
Fifty years of the most wretched bondage to sin is no match for the infinite power in the
blood of Jesus. God’s word is clear. There shall be deliverance and there shall be
holiness! There is no person so trapped in sin’s bondage that the power of God cannot set
free if they cry unto Him and place faith in Him. We must also bind the strongman and
plunder his goods by setting the captives free. We must use the name of Jesus and His
blood to overcome the enemy.
Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus, by a
new and living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is His flesh,
and having a High Priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart
in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and
our bodies washed with pure water. Hebrews 10:19-22
The blood of Jesus sets us free from an evil conscience to serve God. We are made
completely holy in the eyes of God by the blood of Jesus. All of Satan’s shame and
condemnation cannot separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus. There is no
condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus (Romans 8:1). We must seek to “perfect
holiness in the fear of God” (II Corinthians 7:1) and “work out your own salvation
with fear and trembling” (Philippians 2:12). We understand that our daily life is not
instantaneously transformed into the likeness of Jesus.
Religious spirits would heap lists
we could have done or should
religiousity and says we belong
conform us to the image of Jesus.
of “do’s and don’ts” upon us and shame us for all that
have done. Jesus’ blood cleanses us from all that
to Him. His Spirit leads us gently, step by step to
His yoke is easy and His load is light (Matthew 11:30).
Now may the God of peace who brought up our Lord Jesus from the dead, that
great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, make
you complete in every good work to do His will, working in you what is well pleasing
in His sight, through Jesus Christ to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.
7. The Word of Our Testimony
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. Revelation 12:11
God uses the word of our personal testimony as a weapon of warfare against the enemy.
God often uses friends who share their testimony of how God worked in their life
to reach another. This is only one aspect of the word of testimony. Another aspect
flows from the unction of the Holy Spirit.
For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy. Revelation 19:10b
When the Holy Spirit anoints an individual with a spirit of prophecy, he or she can
minister in great power and authority. God uses this as a powerful weapon. Stephen
operated under the spirit of prophecy and overcame religious leaders by the word of his
testimony (Acts 7). This powerful anointing comes spontaneously by the Holy Spirit
and cannot be manipulated.
But when they deliver you up, do not worry about how or what you should speak.
For it will be given to you in that hour what you should speak; for it is not you who
speak, but the Spirit of your Father who speaks in you. Matthew 10:19,20
God’s anointing has enabled Christians throughout history to give a powerful word of
testimony by the Holy Spirit when facing persecution and death. Satan is overcome as
the grace of God enables human vessels to boldly proclaim their faith, testify to God’s
greatness and not love their lives even unto death. Their courage in overcoming has
convicted many throughout history and brought some to repentance.
8. The Obedient Lifestyle
And having been perfected, He became the author of eternal salvation to all who
obey Him. Hebrews 5:9
The fully equipped believer walking in obedience to God is undefeatable. He may die the
martyr’s death, but even in death there is great victory as Christ demonstrated by His
resurrection that brought eternal life to millions. Spiritual warfare is effective when we
simply obey God. There is no record in all of the Bible where a man or woman obeyed
God’s call to go out to war, that God did not fully provide all that was needed to
overcome and be victorious. David conquered Goliath by faith. Joshua obeyed God and
the Israelite army took the Promised Land from seven powerful nations. Gideon and
three hundred soldiers defeated 120,000 of the enemy.
Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us
diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place. II Corinthians 2:14
“Always” means “constantly, at all times, all the time, invariably, without exception, on
all occasions, continuously, unceasingly and eternally”. As we follow the leading of the
Holy Spirit and His word, we will always experience the triumph of Christ. Obedience is
a vital weapon.
9. Praise and Worship
The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; the God of my strength, in
whom I will trust; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold and my
refuge; my Savior, You save me from violence. I will call upon the Lord, who is
worthy to be praised; so shall I be saved from my enemies. II Samuel 22:2-4
King David lived out the power of praise and worship and saw God do mighty and
awesome deeds in establishing him as King and protecting him from every enemy
including King Saul and his armies. Praise and worship can save us from our enemies.
Decades after David, when King Jehoshaphat was about to be attacked by the fierce
warriors of Ammon, Moab and Edom, he wisely proclaimed a fast and sought the Lord
for protection (see II Chronicles 20). After humbling themselves before God and crying
out in desperation with fasting, the Lord instructed them that the battle belonged to God
and they were to fight through praise and worship.
And Jehoshaphat bowed his head with his face to the ground, and all Judah and the
inhabitants of Jerusalem bowed before the Lord, worshipping the Lord. Then the
Levites …stood up to praise the Lord God of Israel with voices loud and high.
So they rose early in the morning and went out into the Wilderness of Tekoa; and as
they went out, Jehoshaphat stood and said, “Hear me, O Judah and you inhabitants
of Jerusalem: Believe in the Lord your God, and you shall be established; believe
His prophets, and you shall prosper,” And when he had consulted with the people,
he appointed those who should sing to the Lord, and who should praise the beauty
of holiness, as they went out before the army and were saying: “Praise the Lord, for
His mercy endures forever.”
Now when they began to sing and to praise, the Lord set ambushes against the
people of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir, who had come against Judah; and they
were defeated. II Chronicles 20:18-22
The enemy of our souls is constantly sending the attacks of Moab (lust), Ammon
(witchcraft) and Seir (bitterness) against us. Praise and worship breaks through the
power of the devil’s devices and routs the enemy, who cannot stand in the presence of
faith filled praise and worship. Praise breaks the power of fear, discouragement,
depression and many attacks the enemy brings against us personally. “In God (I will
praise His word), in God I have put my trust; I will not fear. What can flesh do to
me?” (Psalm 56:4)
Praise the LORD! Sing to the LORD a new song, and His praise in the assembly of
saints. Let Israel rejoice in their Maker; let the children of Zion be joyful in their
King. Let them praise His name with the dance; let them sing praises to Him with
the timbrel and harp. For the LORD takes pleasure in His people; he will beautify
the humble with salvation. Let the saints be joyful in glory; let them sing aloud on
their beds. Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two-edged sword in
their hand, to execute vengeance on the nations, and punishments on the peoples; to
bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron; to execute on
them the written judgment-- this honor have all His saints. Praise the LORD!
There is a form of “high praise” in which the Holy Spirit enables God’s people to move
into supernatural power to release the wrath of God on the nations and punishments on
wicked people. The Spirit occasionally leads our church into prophetic warfare praise.
This high praise binds principalities with chains and powers with fetters of iron and
releases God to execute on them judgments written in His word. All the saints have the
honor of praising God and releasing His angels to accomplish His righteous judgments on
the earth. David said, “Seven times a day I praise You, because of Your righteous
judgments” (Psalm 119:164).
Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. Be thankful
to Him, and bless His name. For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting, and His
truth endures to all generations. Psalm 100:4,5
We enter into the abiding presence of God through thanksgiving and praise. There can be
no successful warfare or Christian living outside of the abiding presence of God.
Thankfulness breaks the power of self-focus and praise liberates us to focus on God’s
attributes. As we praise and worship God, a spiritual door opens up through which we
discover access to Almighty God. From His presence God will give us anointed “words”
to proclaim that will have power over the enemy and accomplish all His good pleasure.
10 . The Authority of the Believer in New Covenant Faith
Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all
the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Luke 10:19
The King of Glory has given us authority to overcome the enemy in every aspect of his
tyrannical rule on Earth. We have authority to make disciples in the nations and advance
the kingdom of God (Matthew 28:18-20). As we grow in understanding and
appropriating the authority that we have in Christ Jesus, our ministry effectiveness will
11. The Power of Agreement
Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they
ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven. For where two or three are
gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them. Matthew 18:19,20
Just as prayer is launched by fasting, prayers are magnified by the power of agreement.
Jesus taught us that there is great power in the prayer of agreement. The day of Pentecost
demonstrated the power of agreement as first century disciples discovered who had
tarried in prayer for many days. “They were all with one accord in one place” (Acts
2:1b). The power of God fell on these disciples and the move of God’s Spirit shook the
In the world of the spirit, there are basic laws that generally govern how things work.
They will work for Christians, cultists and unbelievers alike. The power of agreement is
one of those spiritual laws that all kinds of cultists and Satanists tap into. Unfortunately,
many Christians are in great disagreement and often the only thing they can agree on is
related to being critical towards other Christians. This is one of Satan’s prime strategies.
When a believer gets in agreement with another believer and talks critical of a fellow
believer, this looses a word curse that is magnified by the power of agreement. This
gives demonic forces the legal right to be loosed, or empowered, by the words spoken to
carry out the assignment of those words.
When a pastor stands up and criticizes a new move of the Spirit that he opposes and the
congregation gets in agreement with him, this looses powerful assignments against those
new moves. Speaking critical words from a position of spiritual authority grieves the
Holy Spirit and causes the body of Jesus Christ to suffer greatly. Judgmental words
spoken against others is a fleshly form of witchcraft and causes great difficulty to those
attacked by it.
The good news is that Jesus gave us this principle to get in agreement to glorify God,
bind the strongman and plunder his goods. Believers who love and serve one another can
pray in agreement and move mountains. What is lacking in one person’s faith may be
supplied by another. There is great power in agreement and Satan knows it. He is
relentless in keeping believers fighting over doctrine, the length of the service and silly
things like the color of the new carpet. It is time we love one another and get into
agreement so we can save the lost for whom Christ died!
12. The Full Armor of God
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on
the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
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. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that
you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand
therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of
righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of
peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all
the fiery darts of the wicked one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of
the Spirit, which is the word of God. Ephesians 6:10-17
God gives us full armor and weapons to overcome Satan. Our inmost being is to be filled
with the truth of God’s word. Our hearts must be pure in the righteousness of Christ.
Our life is to be founded upon the cross and resurrection so we can walk in perfect peace.
Faith in the revealed word of God is the shield that quenches all the assaults of the devil.
The helmet of salvation gives us hope and vision. The sword of the Spirit, God’s word,
cuts the enemy to pieces.
Then I set my face toward the Lord God to make request by prayer and
supplications, with fasting, sackcloth and ashes. Daniel 9:1
Great men and women of God throughout history understood the power of fasting to
launch prayers to a higher level. Jesus’ forty-day fast empowered Him to bind and
overcome Satan. Jesus’ fastings were the “first works” that He did.
We are to work the works of Him who sent us, and that includes fasting. Daniel fasted
and prayed with sackcloth and ashes. We are called to humble ourselves through fasting
so as to position our hearts to hear God and receive grace needed.
David’s prophetic Psalm described his own life and that of Jesus. “Because zeal for
Your house has eaten me up, and the reproaches of those who reproach You have
fallen on me. When I wept and chastened (humbled) my soul with fasting, that
became my reproach” (Psalm 69:9,10). God calls us to humble ourselves under His
mighty hand so that He may exalt us at the proper time and pour His grace upon us. He
will not give grace to the proud. (I Peter 5:5,6).
Fasting gives us power over the enemy in some cases where we would have no power
without fasting. Jesus made this clear to His disciples:
And Jesus rebuked the demon, and it came out of him; and the child was cured from
that very hour. Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, “Why could we
not cast him out?” So Jesus said to them, “Because of your unbelief; for assuredly,
I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain,
‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.
However, this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.” Matthew 17:18-21
Many demonic forces require fasting and prayer before they will loose their grip upon
those they oppress. Jesus revealed that they had a lack of faith as well. We must believe
in the power of fasting. Jesus who said, “When you pray….” also said “when you fast”.
Jesus said, “Moreover, when you fast, do not be like the hypocrites, with a sad
countenance. For they disfigure their faces that they may appear to men to be
fasting. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. But you, when you fast,
anoint your head and wash your face, so that you do not appear to men to be fasting,
but to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret
will reward you openly” (Matthew 6:16-18).
God has given me the grace to do several long fasts. We have experienced great
increased revelation, additional anointing and various breakthroughs after prayer and
14. Binding and Loosing
And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on
earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in
Jesus gave us the keys of the kingdom of heaven and the authority over Satan and all his
powers. We are given the authority over all the power of Satan and all his forces, and
they are not allowed to hurt us as we walk in the full armor by the Spirit (Luke 10:19).
We do not have to fear the enemy at all. Rather, God calls us to have faith in Jesus’ word
and bind the enemy and loose people.
When praying for a believer struggling with fear, we take authority and bind all fear in
Jesus’ name. We loose the person from the grips of fear, anxiety and death. The prayer
of binding and loosing is powerful according to Jesus’ word. There are many spiritual
forces of wickedness that try to deceive, rob, steal and destroy from God’s people. There
are many more angels available to set people free and preserve them from sin. We need
to learn how to work with God and His angels to be free and set others free. When we
declare a demon bound on Earth, the angels bind that demon in the spiritual realm
(heaven). When we loose a person through the prayer of faith, the angels loose them
from demonic bondage in the invisible realm.
This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater
love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. John 15:12
Love is actually a powerful weapon to advance God’s kingdom and overcome the
kingdom of darkness. The disciple who abides in Christ will learn to be motivated at all
times by love. Love for God and being loved by God overflows into loving the brethren
and laying down one’s life in humble service. The heart of God is full of love for the lost
“For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost” (Luke
19:10). Jesus demonstrated God’s love perfectly in every way. He walked in love and
power so as to set people free. He calls us to do the same. As we grow in Christ, we
must grow in grace and truth, in character and skills and in wisdom and power. The
weapons of our warfare are powerful to set precious people free. The anointing of Jesus
is to preach the gospel to the poor, heal the brokenhearted, open blind eyes and set
captives free (see Luke 4:18).
Through a life of prayer and meditating on God’s word, Jesus was fully equipped as a
man to overcome the enemy and change the world forever. Everything He did was
motivated by love. Love for people and compassion to see them set free will compel us
to pay the price in prayer and fastings to see them free since faith works by love
God is not willing that any should perish nor than any believer should be locked in
bondage to habitual sin, depression, poverty or hopelessness. God is able and willing to
make all grace and all gifts and resources available to set people free. It is up to us to
take up the full armor and all of God’s weapons in love to carry out His great
The King of Glory gives His redeemed army abundant weapons to accomplish all of His
will on Earth. We have the power, fruit and gifts of the Holy Spirit. We have the word of
God and the name and blood of Jesus to overcome. We have the power of prayer, fasting,
agreement, binding and loosing. We are equipped with the full armor of God and the
promises from His word that we shall overcome by faith. We have everything we need
because the King of Glory would never call us into battle without giving us full
As we activate these weapons by faith, we please the Lord and can do mighty exploits on
Earth as He desires. We ride with Him in powerful authority and anointing to preach the
gospel to the lost and deliver many out of the captivity of Satan’s darkness. What a
glorious Commander and Chief we serve. Let us go forth and wage war in agreement
Him to set the captives free!
PRAYER: Father, I thank you for all the weapons You have given me so that I can walk
in faith and overcome the world, the flesh and the enemy. In the name of Jesus, I put on
the full armor of God and appropriate all Your weapons to be used by the leadership of
Your Holy Spirit. Father, I ask You to fill me with revelation, wisdom, knowledge and
love so that I can be a warrior who rides with Jesus Christ at all times. I ask for all these
things in the mighty name of Jesus, Amen.
CHAPTER 12 – KING OF KINGS
Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was
called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war. His eyes
were like a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns. He had a name written
that no one knew except Himself. He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and
His name is called The Word of God. And the armies in heaven, clothed in fine
linen, white and clean, followed Him on white horses. Now out of His mouth goes a
sharp sword, that with it He should strike the nations. And He Himself will rule
them with a rod of iron. He Himself treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath
of Almighty God. And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written: KING
OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS. Revelation 19:11-16
The King of Glory, Jesus Christ, is the great King of Kings and Lord of Lords that we
have learned so much about in this book. Jesus will return in all His glory with armies
clothed in fine linen, white and clean. They will ride on magnificent white horses also.
Who are these riders clad in white? Can we qualify to ride with Him on this glorious
Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has
come, and His wife has made herself ready. And to her it was granted to be arrayed
in fine linen, clean and bright, for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints.
The glorious bride of Christ is arrayed in fine linen, clean and bright, which are the
righteous deeds saints have done on Earth. The context of this passage indicates that the
armies clad in fine linen are members of the glorious bride of Christ. They ride with the
great King of Glory as His kings.
The white horses picture an anointing of power and authority to be warriors (see
Zechariah 10:3). Jesus is the King of Kings. Spiritual kings are those who, like David,
worship God with all their heart and take the kingdom by violent action. They are
overcomers by faith in the word of God. They are ones who embrace His holy fire and
have made themselves ready for the Lamb.
To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood, and has made
us kings and priests to His God and Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever
and ever. Amen. Revelation 1:5,6
And they sang a new song, saying: “You are worthy to take the scroll, and to open
its seals; for You were slain, and have redeemed us to God by Your blood out of
every tribe and tongue and people and nation, and have made us kings and priests
to our God; And we shall reign on the earth.” Revelation 5:9,10
Jesus has redeemed us so that we might reign with Him as kings and priests. All of Jesus’
kings ride on white horses with Him to judge and rule in His triumphant return. God will
release a powerful last day kingly anointing of power and authority on those who fully
embrace The King of Glory and dedicate themselves to absolute obedience to Him. They
will be holy and walk in love, righteousness, justice and truth. These saints will ride on
the anointing of power loosed by their King who leads them into last day battles.
The Kingly Priesthood of Mechizedek
Then Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine; he was the priest of
God Most High. And he blessed him and said: “Blessed be Abram of God Most
High, possessor of heaven and earth; and blessed be God Most High, who has
delivered your enemies into your hand.” And he gave him a tithe of all. Genesis
The kingly priesthood anointing of the last days is pictured in the revelation of
Mechizedek who blessed the father of the faith, Abraham. Abram took 318 men trained
in his own household and went to war to recover Lot and his family. Sodom was
captured by King Chedorlaomer and many kings that gathered with him. Abram’s war
band took back what the enemy stole and put them to flight. It was after this warfare that
Mechizedek mysteriously appeared to serve communion to Abram, who gave a tithe to
Melchizedek means “king of righteousness; king of justice”. He is identified as the king
of Salem, which means “king of peace”. Melchizedek was the priest of God whom
Abram recognized as having great spiritual authority so that he received blessings and
paid tithes to him. Many believe that Melchizedek was a preincarnate appearance of
Jesus Christ. A thousand years after Melchizedek, King David prophesied that the
Messiah would come from this order.
The LORD said to my Lord, “Sit at My right hand, till I make Your enemies Your
footstool.” The LORD shall send the rod of Your strength out of Zion. Rule in the
midst of Your enemies! Your people shall be volunteers in the day of Your power; in
the beauties of holiness, from the womb of the morning, You have the dew of Your
youth. The LORD has sworn And will not relent, “You are a priest forever
according to the order of Melchizedek.”
The Lord is at Your right hand; He shall execute kings in the day of His wrath. He
shall judge among the nations, He shall fill the places with dead bodies, He shall
execute the heads of many countries. He shall drink of the brook by the wayside;
therefore He shall lift up the head. Psalm 110
David knew by the Holy Spirit that Jesus’ eternal royal priesthood was a warrior
priesthood that would bring God’s enemies into subjection. This priesthood flows out of
Zion, God’s holy mountain, and releases great power to those who volunteer as living
sacrifices. This priesthood is characterized by holiness, justice and judgments. We are
being made as priests and kings unto our God. God wants to release His prophetic voice
through us as we grow into the priesthood according to the order of Melchezidek.
Jesus is called “the son of David”. Scripture declares that Messiah would sit upon the
throne of David, the worshipping warrior king. David’s life is a powerful picture of an
anointed prophet (psalmist), priest and king who overcame his enemies to establish the
kingdom of God’s peace.
And having been perfected, He became the author of eternal salvation to all who
obey Him, called by God as High Priest “according to the order of Melchizedek.”
Jesus learned deeper levels of obedience through the things that He suffered. We are
trained through trials, tribulations, suffering and resistance so that we can grow up to
become obedient in all things to Jesus Christ, the High Priest and King according to the
order of Melchizedek. Jesus is calling for members of His body to spiritually mature and
qualify to be priests and kings through faith, obedience and warfare. Abraham
demonstrated faith, obedience and warfare and was then met and blessed by
This kingly priesthood was also pictured when Zechariah was told by the Lord to make
an elaborate crown of gold and silver and place it on the head of Joshua, the high priest.
Zerchariah was told to prophesy of the “Branch” who would build the temple of the Lord
and rule as a priest on a throne (see Zechariah 6:9-13).
Jesus intends to make willing vessels kings and priests to His God and Father so that we
can rule with Him. The grace of our Lord to take us out of darkness, death and
destruction and transfer us into the kingdom of light where we might become priests and
kings is extraordinary. Jesus wants to release His anointing to us so that we can fulfill
God’s original command to take dominion over the earth.
The Kingly Anointing Takes Dominion
Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let
them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the
cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” So
God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and
female He created them. Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful
and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea,
over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”
God is a King and made us according to His likeness. God created man in His image so
that he would be equipped to have dominion over the earth. Dominion means to have the
authority and power to rule over a region. God intends this to be a benevolent rulership
for the welfare of the people, the creatures and the land. Dominion is to be exercised in
perfect righteousness and peace to bring glory to God and wholeness to people.
Dominion is only possible by being in direct submission to the sovereign God who rules
in dominion over all the heavens and the earth. When Adam transgressed God’s
command, he came out from under God’s authority and lost dominion over the earth.
Satan took the keys of control and began ruling where Adam fell. The result in history
has been the horrendous release of wickedness, wars, disease, death and destruction.
Jesus Christ came as a the warrior king priest according to Melchizedek’s order and
conquered Satan by obeying God’s laws and completely submitting to the authority of the
Father. Jesus laid down His life for our lives and destroyed the legal right of the devil to
rule the earth. Jesus has the keys of the kingdom and delegates them to His disciples so
that they can regain the place of dominion God created us for.
David understood this truth so well and marveled at the grace of God who placed such
authority on those who would submit to Him. “You have made him a little lower than
the angels, and You have crowned him with glory and honor. You have made him to
have dominion over the works of Your hands; You have put all things under his feet”
(Psalms 8:5,6). God’s word is absolute. We have been created for dominion. Christ
redeemed us so that we could be restored to that position of honor and glory as co-regents
with Christ. This is not for the sweet by and by. Dominion is intended for here and now!
We are called to grow in the Spirit so that we may continuously behold our Royal Priest
and become transformed to become like Him. We are to grow into the fullness of the
measure of the stature that belongs to Christ (Ephesians 4:13). That fullness includes
walking in dominion over personal sin, sickness, disease and all demonic strongholds.
Jesus walked in dominion by submitting to God in all things. We are called to do the
same by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Most Christians find their identity bound up in their past including family and cultural
training. Melchizedek’s priesthood is without earthly genealogy as a type of a priesthood
that does not find identity in earthly roots but in heavenly revelation. We must not put
our hand to the plow in God’s kingdom and look back at our earthly identity based on
past performance and family history. This disqualifies us from experiencing the
transformation needed to become a king and priest (see Luke 9:62).
Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this
world, My servants would fight, so that I should not be delivered to the Jews; but
now My kingdom is not from here.” Pilate therefore said to Him, “Are You a king
then?” Jesus answered, “You say rightly that I am a king. For this cause I was born,
and for this cause I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth.
Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.” John 18:36,37
Jesus declared to Pilate that His kingdom was not of this world. He is the King of Glory,
but the origin of His authority does not come from the natural realm. We are called to
receive our authority from King Jesus, who has received all authority over the heavens
and the earth. We are called to obey His commands and work to establish His kingdom
on Earth by taking dominion over the responsibilities He gives us. This includes
dominion in holiness, health, finances, family, social responsibility, city, state and nation
as He leads. We may have local and trans-local authority. We may also have some
regional, national and international authority as God promotes us. We must completely
submit to Him and follow His anointing at all times.
The Power of Being Under Authority
The centurion answered and said, “Lord, I am not worthy that You should come
under my roof. But only speak a word, and my servant will be healed. For I also am
a man under authority, having soldiers under me. And I say to this one, “Go,” and
he goes; and to another, “Come,” and he comes; and to my servant, “Do this,” and
he does it.” When Jesus heard it, He marveled, and said to those who followed,
“Assuredly, I say to you, I have not found such great faith, not even in Israel!”
The centurion demonstrated great faith and understanding of the power of being under
authority. He recognized that Jesus was under the authority of the Father and had the
power to make commands that had control over the spiritual realm that could cause his
sick servant to be healed.
This soldier recognized Jesus’ dominion was based on
submission to authority.
The centurion was under submission to the emperor of Rome through a chain of
command. Because of the great power of the Roman empire, the centurion had a military
authority that was highly respected and obeyed by those under him. We cannot walk in
authority if we are not under authority. We must be under the authority of the Holy Spirit.
To walk in dominion authority requires that we submit to The King of Glory with
Characteristics of the Kingly Anointing
And they were astonished at His teaching, for He taught them as one having
authority, and not as the scribes. Mark 1:22
The kingly anointing will be evidenced by teaching that is characterized by authority.
The revelation teaching God will release through His apostles, prophets and teachers will
be astonishing to the people. The anointing on the word will enable it to penetrate the
hearts of the hearers and plant the nature of Jesus in them in seed form.
If I do not do the works of My Father, do not believe Me; but if I do, though you do
not believe Me, believe the works, that you may know and believe that the Father is
in Me, and I in Him. John 10:37,38
Jesus demonstrated the works of His Father by healing every sickness and disease. He
cast out every demon with a word, performed countless miracles and did so many signs
and wonders that the whole world could not contain the books written about Him. He did
this in a little over three years. Jesus said that we would do the same works and greater
works if we believe in Him (John 14:12-14).
The kingly anointing is evidenced by those who do the same works as Jesus and greater
works. Jesus said very simply that if He did not do the miraculous works of the Father
that people should not believe in Him. I believe that last day apostles and prophets will
have to declare this same truth to be recognized as God’s holy apostles.
Jesus’ disciples walked in power and authority as kings and priests. “Then He called
His twelve disciples together and gave them power and authority over all demons,
and to cure diseases” (Luke 9:1). “Behold, I give you the authority to trample on
serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by
any means hurt you” (Luke 10:19).
Jesus has not changed His mind about delegating this level of authority and power to take
dominion over disease, devils and all sickness as a sign of His kingdom. We must grow
in faith so we can walk at this level of authority and power. God intends to reward the
faithful by giving them authority over cities and regions (see Luke 19:17).
For I have not spoken on My own authority; but the Father who sent Me gave Me a
command, what I should say and what I should speak. John 12:49
Those with the kingly anointing will not speak on their own authority but only what the
Father releases them to speak. They will be in complete submission to the Lord in all
However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for
He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and
He will tell you things to come. John 16:13
The Holy Spirit is given as the anointing to teach us all things (I John 2:27) and enable us
to release the revelation word with authority from God to people in need of the true Bread
that comes down from heaven. Jesus’ pure word is the bread of heaven that satisfies the
hearts of hungry believers.
Jesus is the Word of God and longs to feed His people
through pure, anointed kingly shepherds.
“Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom; I am understanding, I have strength. By me
kings reign, and rulers decree justice” (Proverbs 8:14-15). God releases counsel,
wisdom, understanding and strength for kingly anointed ones to rule and decree
justice. This will flow in homes, churches, businesses, cities, states and nations.
The Law of Kings
When you come to the land which the LORD your God is giving you, and possess it
and dwell in it, and say, “I will set a king over me like all the nations that are around
me”, you shall surely set a king over you whom the LORD your God chooses; one
from among your brethren you shall set as king over you; you may not set a
foreigner over you, who is not your brother. But he shall not multiply horses for
himself, nor cause the people to return to Egypt to multiply horses, for the LORD
has said to you, “You shall not return that way again.” Neither shall he multiply
wives for himself, lest his heart turn away; nor shall he greatly multiply silver and
gold for himself.
Also it shall be, when he sits on the throne of his kingdom, that he shall write for
himself a copy of this law in a book, from the one before the priests, the Levites.
And it shall be with him, and he shall read it all the days of his life, that he may
learn to fear the LORD his God and be careful to observe all the words of this law
and these statutes, that his heart may not be lifted above his brethren, that he may
not turn aside from the commandment to the right hand or to the left, and that he
may prolong his days in his kingdom, he and his children in the midst of Israel.
This passage gives us eight laws, or principles, that we can apply to the last day kingly
1. The kingly leaders of the Church must be God’s choice, not man’s.
2. The leader must be a true Christian, not a foreigner.
3. The leader must not trust in the world system nor look to “Egypt” to provide
4. The leader must have pure devotion to Jesus Christ and have no other heart
affections -“wives”. If the leader has divided heart affections, they will lead
5. The leader must not seek to acquire great personal wealth for himself. The
love of money, or the desire to be rich, disqualifies a person from the kingly
6. The leader must study the word of God carefully and systematically.
7. The leader must read and obey the word of God all the days of His life for the
sake of the people.
8. The leader must be completely humble.
It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, but the glory of kings is to search out a
matter. Proverbs 25:2
The kingly anointing manifests in believers who search out the scriptures to discover the
mysteries of God concealed in His word. They enter into the throne room council of the
Most High and learn His secrets by the Holy Spirit, the great Teacher of all the ages.
Daniel answered and said: “Blessed be the name of God forever and ever, for
wisdom and might are His. And He changes the times and the seasons; He removes
kings and raises up kings; He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who
have understanding. He reveals deep and secret things; He knows what is in the
darkness, and light dwells with Him. Daniel 2:20-22
God establishes kings and gives them wisdom in all things. God reveals deep and secret
things to those kings who search the scriptures by the Spirit. God exposes what is in the
darkness so that kings can overcome by the light of God who dwells within them.
“And all Israel heard of the judgment which the king had rendered; and they feared
the king, for they saw that the wisdom of God was in him to administer justice” (I
Kings 3:28). God will give kingly anointed leaders the wisdom of God to administer
justice. This anointing will be easy to recognize, as it was on Solomon. Anointed kings
and priests will have the ability from God to settle conflicts and lead the people into
“A wise king sifts out the wicked, and brings the threshing wheel over them”
(Proverbs 20:26). The kingly anointing enables leaders to discern dishonest workers and
dismiss them. These leaders are able to deal with tares among the wheat and bring the
Church into purity and holiness.
“Mercy and truth preserve the king, and by lovingkindness he upholds his throne”
(Proverbs 20:28). The kingly anointing includes a balance of mercy and truth. The
leader with the kingly anointing will walk in lovingkindness and all the fruit of the Spirit.
The kingly one is full of grace and truth, kindness and justice, fruit and gifts, sensitivity
and power. He or she has compassion on the poor and sets at liberty those who are
The Power of the King’s Tongue
Where the word of a king is, there is power; and who may say to him, “What are
you doing?” Ecclesiastes 8:4
The kingly anointing is characterized by a great deal of power in the tongue. When he
teaches, it is edifying to the body. When a king speaks, people listen. Kings’ prayers
heal the sick, and they cast out demons with a word. Prophetic words are powerful to
change the course of a life, church or region.
“Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its
fruit” (Proverbs 18:21). Last day anointed ones will have great power in their tongues
to bring God’s judgment or salvation through proclamation.
“Righteous lips are the delight of kings, and they love him who speaks what is right.
As messengers of death is the king’s wrath, but a wise man will appease it. In the
light of the king’s face is life, and his favor is like a cloud of the latter rain”
(Proverbs 16:13-15). Kings delight to speak pure words and connect in community with
those who speak what is right.
“My heart is overflowing with a good theme; I recite my composition concerning
the King; My tongue is the pen of a ready writer” (Psalms 45:1). King David sang
inspired words that the scribe wrote down for our record. Kings have an anointing to
speak or write words that God uses to minister His life powerfully.
“The tongue of the wise uses knowledge rightly, but the mouth of fools pours forth
foolishness” (Proverbs 15:2). Kings know how to use knowledge to edify the saints.
“A wholesome tongue is a tree of life, but perverseness in it breaks the spirit”
(Proverbs 15:4). An anointed tongue can bring life to the hearer. God intends His kings
to release the tree of life, which is the voice and life of Jesus.
Even so the tongue is a little member and boasts great things. See how great a forest
a little fire kindles! James 3:5
The tongue may be used to release an unholy fire fueled by pride, but God can use the
humble tongue to release His holy fire on the Earth. The anointed voices of God’s kings
can release holy fire to consume the flesh of His saints in preparation for His coming.
Once God’s fire baptizes a person, the fire starts searching every aspect of their life to
purify and cleanse. When we see flesh manifesting on a brother or sister, we often say,
“the fire is working on them”. This gives us grace to forebear knowing that the fire is
working on us too!
Destined to Reign with Christ
This is a faithful saying: for if we died with Him, we shall also live with Him. If we
endure, we shall also reign with Him. If we deny Him, He also will deny us. If we
are faithless, He remains faithful; He cannot deny Himself. II Timothy 2:11-13
The fullness of our reign will come after Christ returns, but God intends for us to grow
into that co-regency now, as we overcome, endure, mature and remain faithful to His
calling amidst various trials, challenges and persecutions. We are destined to reign with
Christ. We must grow up and overcome so we do not lose this glorious privilege.
Blessed and holy is he who has part in the first resurrection. Over such the second
death has no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign
with Him a thousand years. Revelation 20:6
The precious saints who are killed during the great tribulation have the honor of reigning
with Christ on Earth for one thousand years. They refused to worship the beast or his
image and became martyrs rather than giving in to compromise. Many last-day kings
will be martyred, just like the King of Kings who has gone before. Satan will be
overcome by the blood of the Lamb, the testimony of the saints and the martyrs’ blood
There shall be no night there: They need no lamp nor light of the sun, for the Lord
God gives them light. And they shall reign forever and ever. Revelation 22:5
And the nations of those who are saved shall walk in its light, and the kings of the
earth bring their glory and honor into it. Revelation 21:24
We are called to be priests and kings unto our God. This calling does not automatically
qualify us, for many are called but few are chosen (Matthew 22:14). We must apply the
principles and truths learned from the Holy Spirit, some of which are found in this book.
We must love the Lord our God with all our heart, mind, soul and strength. We must be
in complete submission to the King of Glory and follow His voice by the Holy Spirit in
Perhaps the greatest honor we shall ever have is to ride with Jesus one day on white
horses to bring God’s kingdom reign to Earth in full measure. Jesus is the awesome,
mighty, warrior King. He is holy, all-powerful, infinite, eternal and omniscient. Jesus is
the Lamb of God and the Lion of the tribe of Judah. Jesus is the King of glory, the Angel
of the Lord, the Man of war and the Son of David. Jesus is the Christ, the Anointed One,
full of grace and truth. Jesus is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Jesus is The King
PRAYER: Father in Heaven, I long to be all that You want me to be by the power of
Your Holy Spirit. My heart’s desire is to be a faithful priest and qualify to be a king
in submission to the King of Kings, Jesus Christ. Please teach me by Your Spirit to
walk in perfect agreement with your will at all times. I desire to walk in dominion
and power by Your Spirit. I ask for Your grace to search out matters You have
hidden in Your word. Please open the eyes of my heart to receive more revelation of
the King of Glory and grow to the full measure of the stature that belongs to Christ.
Lord Jesus, I desire to rule with You. I want to be clothed in fine linen, white and
clean and ride with You on a white horse of kingly authority and power. I give You
freedom to do whatever it takes to qualify my life to reign with You. I love You Jesus!
I love You King of Glory. I love You Father and Holy Spirit and I make these
petitions in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.
The Gathering Place
Pastor Scott McConaughey
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