By Lana Vawser
“Reach down from your heavens and rescue me from this hell, and deliver me from these dark powers. My God, I will sing you a brand-new song when you give me the victory! The harp inside my heart will make music to you! I will sing of you, the One who gives victory to kings – the One who rescues David, your loving servant from the fatal sword.” ~ Psalm 144:7, 9, 10 (The Passion Translation)
“Deliver us! Then our homes will be happy. Our sons will grow up strong, sturdy men and our daughters with graceful beauty, royally fashioned for a palace. Our barns will be filled to the brim, overflowing with the fruits of our harvest. Our fields will be full of sheep and cattle, too many to count, and our livestock will not miscarry their young. Our enemies will not invade our land and there’ll be no breach in our walls. What bliss we experience when these blessings fall! The people who love and serve our God will be happy indeed!” ~ Psalm 144:12-15 (The Passion Translation)
I have been hearing over and over in my spirit “Rise up and defend your walls again, as I roar deliverance over you, blessing upon blessing is going to fall.”
As I pondered this word with the Lord, I saw many “hiding” behind their walls. They had come to a place of no longer standing and guarding and defending their walls with prayer and declaration but just trying to “run and find cover”. I saw debris flying everywhere from the walls that were being bombarded and broken by the enemy. Many had their hands covering their heads to shield themselves from the rocks that were flying everywhere and they were screaming “JESUS!!! Deliver us!”
I then heard the Lord calling out to His people INDIVIDUALLY BY NAME. He would call them by name and call them back to the wall but in order to do that, they had to “stand up” in the midst of the onslaught to get back onto their walls. Such fear gripped them, “if I stand and come out of hiding, I will be slaughtered.” But the safest place for these ones was not hiding under their hands, and in “action” running in the opposite direction from the enemy, but actually taking a stand, like David stood before Goliath. The safest place was standing where the Lord was calling them to stand, and even though it didn’t make sense that the Lord was asking them to stand up when they had been so battered, and the onslaught so hard, it WAS the place of deliverance.
There was a great ‘struggle’ happening in the hearts and souls of these ones as fear gripped. But those that chose to stand and trust in the Lord and His strategy experienced a GREAT DELIVERANCE of God. As they STOOD UP while debris and huge rocks flew everywhere, such horrific onslaught, HE ROARED!!!! As He ROARED I saw a HUGE Glory bubble surround these ones. Rocks were coming at them in every direction and BOUNCING OFF the BUBBLE of His Glory surrounding them. As He ROARED I could hear in His ROAR “COME FORWARD AND BACK ON THE WALL”.
As they began to move towards the wall again, with each step they were strengthened and healed, restored and delivered. By the time they reached the walls, they were so strong in heart and soul again, such deep refreshment, they began to DEFEND their walls with an awakening to their authority in Jesus they had not had before.
As He roared and they defended their walls again with the promises of Scripture and prophetic words over their lives and prayer, it began to RAIN! It was raining BLESSINGS!!!! There was such an ABUNDANCE of BLESSING and INCREASE into every area of their live. PROMOTION was being released into EVERY AREA of their lives. Family, homes, finances, health, discernment. NOTHING was left untouched by the blessing, resurrection life and promotion of God.
Where there had been such deep despair and mourning the Lord was releasing BLISS!!!!! JOY!!!!! JOY on the walls!!!! No longer would they stand before their walls or in hiding WEEPING at the PLUNDERING of the enemy of their walls, but they would LAUGH and REJOICE at the BLESSING, RESTORATION, INCREASE and PROMOTION and SECURING of their walls.
They all stood together and began to sing “Our enemies will not invade our land, and there’ll be no breach in our walls” (Psalm 144:14)
The enemy began to flee in seven directions!!!!! He was retreating!
“The LORD will grant that the enemies who rise up against you will be defeated before you. They will come at you from one direction but flee from you in seven.” ~ Deuteronomy 28:7 (flee before thee seven ways; be entirely routed, and flee some one way, and some another, even every way they could take to make their escape. The phrase is expressive of AN ENTIRE VICTORY and of a COMPLETE ROUT and dispersion of an enemy. ~ Gill’s Exposition of the Entire Bible)
As He ROARED, I heard “NO MORE! NO MORE! NO MORE!” This onslaught has been STOPPED and the ENEMY DEFEATED and now you shall ENJOY the OVERFLOWING FRUITS OF HARVEST!!!! Death, delay and a miscarriage of the promises of God will no longer be in your land as you continue to RISE UP and DEFEND your walls, standing with HIM as HE ROARS this deliverance over you! Where a spirit of death and foxes have continued to come in and destroy, your land shall now be filled with LIFE and LIFE MORE ABUNDANTLY (John 10:10)
This is a crucial moment! NO MATTER what your eyes see, continue to move forward in OBEDIENCE to His voice and leading!