Judging with the King – Word for Month of Elul 5774
by Rich Darnell
Judging with the King – Word for Month of Elul 5774
On August 29, 2014 we at ZoeXpressions Global Ministries hosted a prayer call via conference line. As we entered into worship the Lord began to speak. Due to technical difficulties the call did not get recorded but we were able to remember the key points of what the Lord is speaking for this month based on the prophetic patterns of the Hebraic month of Elul.
This is a month of awakening, in the month of Elul the shofar is sounded to awaken the soul in preparation for the High Holy Days that are coming up in the next month of Tishrei. What we heard was based on Isaiah 60:1-2
“Arise, shine; for your light has come, And the glory of the LORD has risen upon you. 2 “For behold, darkness will cover the earth And deep darkness the peoples; But the LORD will rise upon you And His glory will appear upon you.
What we heard that God is awakening us into our authority in a new way as sons. The month of Elul is known as a month that the KING IS IN THE FIELD. This means that the King would leave his palace and normal protocol to meet was the king was bypassed. This enabled the people to meet with the king were they lived.
What we received by revelation on the call is that the king, which is Jesus, has a throne and that he is meeting with us this month. Not just as individuals but as leaders, a corporate assembly, within our spheres of responsibility.
Dan 7:9 “I kept looking Until thrones were set up, And the Ancient of Days took His seat; His vesture was like white snow And the hair of His head like pure wool. His throne was ablaze with flames, Its wheels were a burning fire.
That every born again believer has a throne or place of kingdom responsibility assigned by God in the earth. This throne, or place of responsibility may be just your personal life, it can be your family, or neighborhood, business, or place of employment. That the Lord will be assembling us and it is not just a personal assembling to the king but a corporate calling to meet with the king.
That this call is to legislate heaven on earth. The Lord spoke that just like in the natural realm when an officer is promoted the officer receives new a certificate showing their promotion. The Lord in this hour is releasing new documents or orders, commissioned assignments to his people. That this commissioning is giving the Body of Christ a new authority in the earth and orders on how to execute this authority
You will find that in the definition of commission in the Merriam-Webster dictionary has these three meanings that were highlighted to myself, (Rich Darnell), recently
1. A formal written warrant granting the power to perform various acts of duties
2. Authority to act for, in behalf of, or in place of another
3. A government agency having administrative, legislative, or judicial powers
As I had mediated on this definition, which happened before the prayer call, I heard in my spirit the Father say this. “Slaves have permission to share the words of their master, but only a son has a commission to represent the father.” See slaves can share a word from their master but they have no authority to administer the judgments of that word. The good news is that we have not been called to be slaves but sons, male and female for son-ship knows no gender.
The scripture that the Lord used to affirm this revelation was Mark 1:22
They were amazed at His teaching; for He was teaching them as one having authority, and not as the scribes
The word used here for authority is the Greek word exousia (Greek Strong’s 1849) this word can have this meaning
1. The power of Judicial decisions
2. The authority to manage domestic affairs
3. A sign of regal authority, a crown
We also see in John 1:12 that we have been given the power to become the sons of God. Some versions say right. It is the same Greek word exousia.
But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
The Father is wanting us to see ourselves in the place of authority over demonic structures and resources as His sons. Not as slaves who are to just to deliver a message for the king Instead we are too see ourselves as sons, the kings who serve the King.
Note one of the meanings of the Greek word exousia is that it is a regal sign like a crown. A crown can represent a mindset, a way of thinking as it wraps around your head.
Also Jesus, our example, did not teach as one of the scribes but as one who had a crown, a sign of authority that the satanic powers recognized and had to obey. See scribes in the times of Jesus were skilled in the study of the Torah or Law of God and were advisers to the priest and governmental officials on what the Torah was saying concerning certain judgments. Some translations of the Bible use the word lawyer in the place of Scribe, and we can see how our word lawyer could be used in this scripture.
A lawyer is a person whose job is to guide and assist people in matters relating to the law (Merriam-Webster).
The Lord had shown me in a vision prior to the call that in past season that intercessors had been approaching the bench, or throne of God as lawyers. Either defense attorneys, those who were standing in defense against the accusations of Satan and His right to destroy. Or we were acting as prosecuting attorneys. That we were presenting our cases against Satan to get a verdict rendered in favor of the Kingdom against the works of Satan.
What I saw today is that the Lord was shifting us to a throne. That a robe of a Judge, a black robe was being released upon His people. The robe to judge righteously in our spheres of influence. That the Lords judgments were in accordance with Luke 4:18-19.
(18)The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,(19) To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.
That the judgments of God were not just opening the eyes of people but communities, cities, and nations. That continents would be impacted by the decrees we make in this hour as the Lord assembles us in the field, that as kings we are being called to meet The King in The Field!
As a prophetic act I took a hammer, I did not have a gavel, as it was a spontaneous moment and began to decree as a judge in my sphere that the light of God was breaking through the darkness of the enemy in our spheres of influence. I hit my table several times as led, more than three or four because I kept remembering how the king only hit the ground with the arrow three times and would have had a greater victory if he had struck the ground more.
I hit the table releasing a sound of justice over the earth. This was our dining table and felt the Lord was saying as in Psalms 23 that he was setting a table before us in the presence of our enemies.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over
NOTE the Lord says in the PRESENCE of our enemies not our friends.
This speaks that we will be surrounded by the powers of darkness but the Lord will set the table. I believe we can see this pattern happening in Israel and even among the humanistic government that is now in place in America today. Despite what it looks like God is setting the table to release the sound of His justice in this hour.
While we are in worship before I released this word of the light breaking forth into the earth. My wife Cris had a vision in which the heavens opened and light came through. As we continued to worship, we were singing holy, holy is the lamb, angels were worshiping with us. This light was coming through into many places in the earth. It was not just touching one place. While it may look like we are surrounded by darkness. Instead we must know that His light is upon us and is breaking through the darkness and that His glory will be upon us.
Note the Feats of Tabernacles will soon be upon us and represent that God’s glory will tabernacle with us.
I believe that this is speaking if the times and season we are in. That this is the Isaiah 60:1-5 verse coming forth in this hour for our generation the way the Lord had destined it to be. While the fullness of this manifestation will not happen with in one or two years it is the beginning of the light of His glory coming forth into the earth in a new way. The Tabernacle of David for this generation that has been hidden in the caves like the Elijah’s and other prophets in times past. That many of us have been hidden in the caves. That we are now being called out of our caves and are being sent to be a light into the earth that will impact all seven spheres of society. The restoration of the Tabernacle of David
Acts 3:(20) And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you: (21) Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began.
The Lord is restoring the Tabernacle of David in this hour and it is not just the houses of worship and prayer alone. But it is the Body of Christ being RE- membered or stitched back together into what the Lord has destined. This movement is not what the traditions of man have made it to be, but a fresh wind is being released upon the Tabernacle of David in this hour. A wind as in Ezekeil 37:9
Then said he unto me, Prophesy unto the wind, prophesy, son of man, and say to the wind, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they may live.
The Hebrew word for David can mean beloved, so when we see the Father say that Jesus was His beloved Son in whom He was well pleased. The Father was actually saying in Hebrew this is my Son David in whom I am well pleased.
Matt 3:17 And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
I want to present to you that the restoration of the Tabernacle of David that the Bible prophecies is more than just the restoration of the harp and bowl, 24/7 prayer movement, as we know it. But it is literally the Body of Christ being assembled and operating within their God given authority in the 7 mountains or spheres of influence; arts, government, business, media, family, religion, and education.
In our prayer time the Lord highlighted three areas for us to repent of for the Body of Christ.
We had a sense that because of what is going on in the earth and moving by information more than revelation has caused the Body of Christ to lose sight of what God is doing. That Body of Christ has been seeing the waves of darkness as like the giants in the promises land. That by beholding the giant’s feelings of powerless to change what is going on in the earth has tried to overtake them. God is not showing us these things because they are bigger than us, but because He is bigger than them. And that He has a plan and that the kings of the earth will come to the light of our glory seeking solutions to these problems.
I am not saying that there will be a utopia upon the earth and that there will not be darkness and tragic events. I am saying that we will have answers and resources to meet the needs of those who seek the council of the Body of Christ who are operating in the Kingdom of God. That we will see nations beginning to align with either the Kingdom of God or an antichrist system. How all this will play out only the Lord fully understands. We must just be willing to let go of the things that we have been taught to allow Holy Spirit to illuminate the Scriptures according to what Heaven says not Humanism and religion have and are trying to dictate to us.
The Lord will be giving us contentment in our places of assignments. We must be like Paul who was contentment in whatever state he found himself. Contentment is not lack of action but is a place of satisfaction with what we are doing being not distracted by the circumstances that surround us. That the circumstances do not determine our contentment but our walk with God does. That like Christ we can persevere because we understand the joy and the reward set before us, and that reward is bigger than our own personal gain but is a reward of seeing the glory of God’s Kingdom literally shape the earth in a new way.
Phil 4:11-12 I don’t say this out of need, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am. 12 I know both how to have a little, and I know how to have a lot. In any and all circumstances I have learned the secret [of being content] —whether well-fed or hungry, whether in abundance or in need.
We must gain a new courage not in what we know but in Whom we know. God knew that you when you would be born and you were chosen by God to be born in this time. That means the grace to accomplish your destiny is available and not controlled by man, but is determined by His word.
Rom. 8:28- 29 We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God: those who are called according to His purpose. 29 For those He foreknew He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brothers.
We must find our compass of faith again in hope. God has a plan and an expected end. See hope is the needle of the compass that allows our faith to find direction in dark times. Let hope arise in our hearts knowing that we are not hopeless pawns to a world system. But are mighty warriors for a glorious King!
Heb 11:1 Now faith is the reality of what is hoped for, the proof of what is not seen. 2 For by it our ancestors were approved.
Jer. 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
In this month we will see that the Lord is opening up to us a unique opportunity, not to just meet with him in the field as King for our own personal lives. But that this opportunity is being given so that the body of Christ can start to assemble and come together and legislate heaven on earth with a new sound. So we need to be open to hear the Spirit of God to call us to assemble in new ways and new places. To be placed into position to see His Kingdom come, His will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.
Rich, Cris, Ruth and Judah
NOTE: This Picture was Taken in the United Nations Economic and Social Council Room on Aug 8, 2014, 12 Av 5774
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