This is the word I received that I feel was straight from God. I don’t know if it is controversial but there were definitely parts that were not comfortable. I don’t just throw it to you like a “hot potato” though. It feels very precious to me and I know I am responsible for what God asks of me. I did share this with two others that I trust and was advised to give to you. Whether there is anyone in my life that will be completely honest, I don’t know. I give it to you because in the end you are the Pastor and I respect the authority God has given you to lead our body and I am learning more and more about that every day. If it is not a word to be shared with others I will use it as a personal word for sure. I also have come into understanding about the difference between having received what can be a rhema word for me and but given to someone else will sometimes be at best a logos word, if that – so I understand it may be quite different for others than me…but maybe not.
Given 10:20am 9/3/2009 having received email from Ismenia re: Bryan Barcon’s dad:
As I sit here having received an email that yet another father of one in our body has passed away I feel overwhelmed by the presence of God. I am shaken but something is rising within me. How many is this now 13? Yes something is rising and honestly it has been rising since the 11th but I have shut it down to which I, even as I write this, must repent. What I am experiencing makes me uncomfortable but I feel the mandate is to die to this discomfort. I am no saint here and there are many that have cleaner hands, better reputations, stronger voices. But God says ARISE. I really want to run but I have learned better. So I am going to begin to write- not knowing even what will become of this and knowing I am probably the greatest offender.
The devil is attacking many. He is attacking your leadership and that is something you cannot afford to dismiss or wait out. He is attacking women and entire families but I am asking you in this hour to stand against attacks on your men and most especially your fathers. In the end that is also an attack on the entire body, all of you.
How many will it take? 11, 13, 50, 100? How many will it take? It is time daughters,mothers, sisters, wives. It is time for my women to stand up and to pray for your men, my men….Raise your voices in prayer and intercession and even all forms of entreaty. To rally and support them. To command the enemy to take his hands off of them and thus this body of believers. Stop waiting on someone else to do it. Stop waiting on your men to pray your prayers and repent for your sins. Time to band together to pray and to cry out for the lives of your men…your sons, your husbands, your brothers, your fathers. To pray for your fathers, whether you have natural fathers or spiritual fathers or whether you have no earthly fathers….all are dependent on all fathers. Time to put the hedges of protection around them. Time to plead the blood of Jesus over their lives and even their every step. Don’t just do it once or twice…do it in this hour and every hour. Time to make a commitment to honor them and to live in unity with them. To see them as your own selves even as you are one body.
Time to repent for the way you have allowed the enemy’s agenda to take over and destroy some of your men, my men and reverse God intended roles. Can you see? Can you see how the enemy has used you to reverse the roles? Can you see that it has happened even in the church? Time for some who have set yourselves as spiritual head of household and exalted yourselves in that role to step down. Can you see that the men are losing their jobs and their health and their identities in a scheme that has been orchestrated against them by the enemy and you have been used to hasten it? Can you see how you have allowed it and you have fostered it? How you were convinced to want it? Time to repent for wanting it in the name of equality. For making your own definitions of equality. No woman is exempt and most especially those that think they are. Time for even those not aligned with, that have never been aligned with this scheme to repent for not banding together. Repent for not using your blood bought authority and taking a greater stand. Time to repent for cowering and thinking it would not fall on you because it didn’t fall within your present belief system. For leaving it to the next generation to deal with. For not shouting disapproval from the doorways of even your own homes. Where is your voice? Why is your voice and has your voice through the ages been a whisper? A whisper so no flesh can hear and judge that whisper is to have given no voice. Speak up daughters. Repent for allowing and even excusing disunity within your ranks. Gossip and strife, jealousy and unforgiveness are not feminine traits…they are sin. Time for this body of women to repent and then to band together and pray in unity for your men and your fathers and your church and your nation. Time for you to take responsibility just as you have sought responsibility. Time for you to pray beyond self seeking prayers for your own futures and desires and stand up as women, as mothers, as wives, as daughters, as sisters, as my children and say enough.
If you don’t pray for your men, my men you keep yourselves in bondage. Everyone. All of you! Can you see? Can you hear these words? Don’t turn away from them. It is time to repent and to stand together and raise your voices in unity against the enemy- as one body – only one – declaring as you stand together and yet alone because you are only one… LET MY PEOPLE GO!!!