“Now, why do you cry out loudly? Is there no king among you, or has your counselor perished, that agony has gripped you like a woman in childbirth? “Writhe and labor to give birth, daughter of Zion, like a woman in childbirth; for now you will go out of the city, dwell in the field, and go to Babylon. There you will be rescued; there the LORD will redeem you from the hand of your enemies. Micah 4:9-10
Becoming a spiritual champion simply means yielding ourselves so that the Great Champion of Heaven can express Himself through us. Moses gave up the luxury and extravagant lifestyle of Egypt in order to bear the reproach and identity of God’s people.. In so doing he initiated a spiritual principle. The more fully one yields in sacrificially giving themselves to the identity of Jesus, the greater the spiritual opportunity.
Our call is to be the representation of Heaven on earth. From among the nations of the earth God chose Israel…from among the Israelites God identified the tribe of Levi. Furthermore, from the tribe of Levi the Lord awarded the descendants of Zadok a special place at His table because of their loyalty and faithfulness during times of apostasy and infidelity. This reality points to the remnant of a remnant of a remnant. Those who remain constant and dedicated to the anointing of God receive a specific blessing of grace and favor. Endowments of His Spirit will be imparted to empower us to overcome the oppressions of this world and become the representation of Heaven on earth.
In the midst of a society characterized by Babylonian confusion, a body of believers will emerge having become victorious who embody the virtues of the “overcomers.”. The Bible declares that the Lord jealously desires the anointing He has placed within us. (James 4:5) Resident within the heart of the Father are His thoughts for this generation. The Spirit searches the depths of God’s heart to reveal the hidden secrets of His plans and purposes.
Time is Measured
In a prophetic experience I once saw the Lord holding a 12 inch ruler in His hand. I asked what the ruler represented and He said “time— for time is measured.” In the same fashion that we measure the height and width of something with a measuring rod so also has the Father measured an allotment of time in order to accomplish His plan of redemption. While He viewed the beginning of the measuring rod He could also see the end.
At the same moment that he examined the creation and life of Adam He also viewed the latter days and the generation ordained to live in the end-time. While He was viewing the life of the Patriarchs he was also examining the latter day leaders who would carry His anointing for His grand finale. He knew the end from the beginning and specifically imparted a seed of destiny into the hearts of a generation to emerge at the end of time to become the champions of Heaven.
Before He ever fashioned the earth He foresaw an “overcoming” generation who would embody His nature and power. From this posture of sovereignty, the Lord ordained a plan of victory that we are now beginning to experience. That is His plan of destiny.
A Woman of Destiny
Resident in one of the most often quoted stories in the Bible is a profound spiritual reality with direct application for today. In John 4 the Bible records one of the most phenomenal encounters with the Lord Jesus and a woman to whom the Scriptures do not give a name— we only know her as the woman at the well.
What an incredible privilege that was given to this precious woman to have a face-to-face encounter with the King of glory. On this fateful day the Lord sent his disciples away and waited at a well for this little lady to make her routine visit to draw water.
One can only speculate if this precious woman knew if something uniquely qualified this day as one of the most phenomenal in her life. We can only wonder if that morning seemed odd or unique when she was awakened to the eastern sun. Without question, that day marked a point of demarcation in her life and transformed not only her, but an entire city.
All the days the Lord walked the earth were ordained and specifically orchestrated by the Holy Spirit. Therefore we confidently recognize the strategy of Heaven in the awakening of the singular destiny resident in this precious woman on this fateful day. Before the foundation of the world, a seed of destiny was imparted into this woman that was to be awakened in a unique fashion. (Ephesians 1:4)
A Prophetic Model
The Lord has made it profoundly clear to us that this encounter is a prophetic model for the awakening of the Western Church in this generation. In many ways, the Western Church can be characterized with the life of this woman. It seems we have been married to many things except the very purpose for which we were created. We have married denominations, movements, and different expressions of revival and failed to join ourselves to the One who sent these awakenings to us.
The day has now arrived, however, that seeds of destiny are to be inflamed through the model demonstrated in John 4. The Lord could have chosen any expression of His power to capture the attention of this woman. However, he simply articulated the secrets of her heart and accomplished the will of the Father.
The meeting at the well was not a random encounter. It was divinely orchestrated in order to awaken within this woman a seed of destiny imparted to her before the foundation of the world. The Lord had an appointment with this woman to bring her to the awareness of her destiny. To her was given one of the greatest privileges ever bestowed upon an individual.
It was given to her to have an individual face-to-face conversation with the king of Glory. What an awesome privilege! It is significant that the Lord utilized His revelatory knowledge to awaken this woman to the purpose of Heaven.
This prophetic model will also awaken the Western church to her destiny! The Lord Jesus engaged the revelatory realm of Heaven to access the seed of destiny resident in this woman although covered with failure, disillusionment and shame. It is impossible for us to become spiritual champions relying upon our own strength and virtue. Spiritual victory is the result of an impartation from heaven allowing the Lord to express His virtue and characteristics through an overcoming body of believers.
The Living Word
Her exclamation that she knew a Messiah would someday come to reveal the secrets of the heart and do supernatural things expressed the foreknown seed of destiny. Like the woman at the well, when the Western Church experiences the revelatory realm of Heaven that displays the secrets of the heart according to Hebrews 4:12, it will likewise awaken her to supernatural faith that will win our nation.
For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart. And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are open and laid bare to the eyes of Him with whom we have to do. Hebrews 4:12-13
This little woman became an awesome evangelist because of the supernatural faith imparted to her by her encounter at the well. Clearly she had previously known the sorrow of shame and failure yet the Lord recognized a great destiny that could only have been supernaturally discerned. This woman was the Lord’s choice to awaken the area of Samaria to a day of visitation. The Bible tells us that the entire city came out to hear the testimony of Christ because of the word of this woman.
Our primary purpose is to identify the hidden seed of destiny inherent in the champions of this generation. They presently do not have the appearance or résumé of a champion but like this little woman, they carry a seed of purpose and destiny that will be awakened to spiritual greatness.
It is the Living Word being manifested Who reveals and discerns the thoughts and intents of the heart distinguishing spirit from soul. That is the revelatory realm of Heaven! All things are open and lay bare before the One to Whom we have to do; there is nothing hidden from His sight.
However, when manifested, it will reap the same benefits as it did with the Samaritan village. This little woman became a champion of Heaven because of her encounter with the Lord at the well. The Lord Jesus is the Light of the world. When His light strikes the seeds of destiny inherent in a generation it will awaken them to a life of victory and an army of champions will emerge.
His revelatory light of His end-time plan is being revealed and igniting the souls of people to become the champions they have been ordained to be.