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Cape Cod, MA–My experience is that true covenantal expressions from the Lord are not just shared, they are birthed. Holy Spirit seeds revelation into our hearts, and through Presence-saturated prayer and time in the Word, this baby begins to grow.
Then comes a final push–praying through, sometimes with travail, sometimes with prophetic action, bringing to birth the purposes of God.
Final Push for Freedom
We’ve shared from the beginning of this project that we’re in a “final push for freedom.” It was interesting how, on the last night at Davids Tent, I ended up on the grass behind a set of speakers, in quiet travail. I say quiet, because the band was louder!
And then I couldn’t wait to get home to see what I figured this new baby would look like! Hmmm…
Viewing the election results, I initially wondered if this baby called freedom was still ok. What I realized is that freedom wasn’t birthed by man’s government, nor can it be sustained by man’s government alone.
Isn’t it something Jesus was King of the earth from the moment He was born. Jesus was born to make us free. He died, and rose again to make us free. And no earthly king can either grant this grace, or take it away. NO KING BUT JESUS!
Freedom Movement Birthed
Jesus was born in a manger, just outside Jerusalem. If there’s any geographic location attached to this “new birth of freedom,” know that the corporate body of Christ together travailed, and this baby was born in a tent just outside the king’s palace.
Not fully sure what it looks like, but new life has been birthed. We have shifted into a FREEDOM MOVEMENT.
So thank you all for engaging in the final push! And thank you for sticking around this “birthing chamber” to protect this child through rearguard prayer.
Birthing a Beacon of Freedom
It is interesting that today we begin our journey in Plymouth, land of the Pilgrims. Tomorrow, on November 11, we celebrate the 388th anniversary of their covenant with the Lord, committing the land and government to the glory of God and the advancement of the Christian faith. A stake in the ground will affirm their covenant in this hour.
But know this. Decades of prayer and sacrifice preceded their “freedom journey.” Yet in their first year, more than half of these Pilgrims died, succumbing to starvation and disease. Things didn’t go the way they expected. However, their covenant community birthed a beacon of freedom that became the United States of America.
That’s the way it is now with this “new birth of freedom.” As Governor William Bradford wrote:
“Thus out of small beginnings greater things have been produced by His hand that made all things of nothing, and gives being to all things that are; AND AS ONE SMALL CANDLE MAY LIGHT A THOUSAND, SO THE LIGHT HERE KINDLED HATH SHONE TO MANY, yea in some sort to our whole nation; let the glorious name of Jehovah have all the praise.”
Burning Lamps: Signal for Today
We are then journeying to to Old North Church. Two burning lamps signalled from the upper room that this Midnight Cry must now be launched.
Once again, the odds were severely against this beacon of freedom remaining lit. The patriots were revolting against the strongest nation on the earth, with the strongest army in the earth. Freedom was costly, but somehow freedom won!
That’s the way it is now with this “new birth of freedom.” I am beginning to understand how the “Midnight Cry” is releasing a similar signal for today. We are in a midnight hour, with the peril of enemy invasion all around us. Time to take our torches and ride!
No government but God’s is going to save us. But it’s at this very hour the bride awakens, and the Bridegroom manifests His glory.
Torch has been Passed to You
Some might believe we are now out of time. I don’t. Instead, we are being established by God, line by line and precept upon precept, to this very day.
Gideon had to tear down his father’s altar to Baal. He then had to build an altar to God, and worship on this very stronghold. Only then was he sent to save a nation.
How did Gideon save a nation? He and his army engaged in a midnight ride. They lit their lamps, and freedom’s beacon prevailed!
That’s how our nation will be saved today. It’s time to shine the light, and see light separated from darkness.
Friends, A SACRED TORCH FROM OUR FOREFATHERS HAS JUST BEEN PASSED TO YOU IN THIS HOUR. And in a very real way, our midnight ride has just begun.