Prophecy against Israel’s Shepherds
1And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 2Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel, prophesy, and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD unto the shepherds; Woe be to the shepherds of Israel that do feed themselves! should not the shepherds feed the flocks? 3Ye eat the fat, and ye clothe you with the wool, ye kill them that are fed: but ye feed not the flock. 4The diseased have ye not strengthened, neither have ye healed that which was sick, neither have ye bound up that which was broken, neither have ye brought again that which was driven away, neither have ye sought that which was lost; but with force and with cruelty have ye ruled them. 5And they were scattered, because there is no shepherd: and they became meat to all the beasts of the field, when they were scattered. 6My sheep wandered through all the mountains, and upon every high hill: yea, my flock was scattered upon all the face of the earth, and none did search or seek after them.
7Therefore, ye shepherds, hear the word of the LORD; 8As I live, saith the Lord GOD, surely because my flock became a prey, and my flock became meat to every beast of the field, because there was no shepherd, neither did my shepherds search for my flock, but the shepherds fed themselves, and fed not my flock; 9Therefore, O ye shepherds, hear the word of the LORD; 10Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against the shepherds; and I will require my flock at their hand, and cause them to cease from feeding the flock; neither shall the shepherds feed themselves any more; for I will deliver my flock from their mouth, that they may not be meat for them.
The Good Shepherd
11For thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I, even I, will both search my sheep, and seek them out. 12As a shepherd seeketh out his flock in the day that he is among his sheep that are scattered; so will I seek out my sheep, and will deliver them out of all places where they have been scattered in the cloudy and dark day. 13And I will bring them out from the people, and gather them from the countries, and will bring them to their own land, and feed them upon the mountains of Israel by the rivers, and in all the inhabited places of the country. 14I will feed them in a good pasture, and upon the high mountains of Israel shall their fold be: there shall they lie in a good fold, and in a fat pasture shall they feed upon the mountains of Israel. 15I will feed my flock, and I will cause them to lie down, saith the Lord GOD. 16I will seek that which was lost, and bring again that which was driven away, and will bind up that which was broken, and will strengthen that which was sick: but I will destroy the fat and the strong; I will feed them with judgment.
17And as for you, O my flock, thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I judge between cattle and cattle, between the rams and the he goats. 18Seemeth it a small thing unto you to have eaten up the good pasture, but ye must tread down with your feet the residue of your pastures? and to have drunk of the deep waters, but ye must foul the residue with your feet? 19And as for my flock, they eat that which ye have trodden with your feet; and they drink that which ye have fouled with your feet.
20Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD unto them; Behold, I, even I, will judge between the fat cattle and between the lean cattle. 21Because ye have thrust with side and with shoulder, and pushed all the diseased with your horns, till ye have scattered them abroad; 22Therefore will I save my flock, and they shall no more be a prey; and I will judge between cattle and cattle.
23And I will set up one shepherd over them, and he shall feed them, even my servant David; he shall feed them, and he shall be their shepherd. 24And I the LORD will be their God, and my servant David a prince among them; I the LORD have spoken it.
The Covenant of Peace
25And I will make with them a covenant of peace, and will cause the evil beasts to cease out of the land: and they shall dwell safely in the wilderness, and sleep in the woods. 26And I will make them and the places round about my hill a blessing; and I will cause the shower to come down in his season; there shall be showers of blessing. 27And the tree of the field shall yield her fruit, and the earth shall yield her increase, and they shall be safe in their land, and shall know that I am the LORD, when I have broken the bands of their yoke, and delivered them out of the hand of those that served themselves of them. 28And they shall no more be a prey to the heathen, neither shall the beast of the land devour them; but they shall dwell safely, and none shall make them afraid. 29And I will raise up for them a plant of renown, and they shall be no more consumed with hunger in the land, neither bear the shame of the heathen any more. 30Thus shall they know that I the LORD their God am with them, and that they, even the house of Israel, are my people, saith the Lord GOD. 31And ye my flock, the flock of my pasture, are men, and I am your God, saith the Lord GOD.
Then we shall see the portrait of the end-time church as it is presented in Isaiah 59:19 -60:5 as observed by Derek Prince in his book “Shaping History Through Prayer and Fasting” Page 184-186.
Salvation is Only of God
16And he saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no intercessor: therefore his arm brought salvation unto him; and his righteousness, it sustained him.
17For he put on righteousness as a breastplate, and an helmet of salvation upon his head; and he put on the garments of vengeance for clothing, and was clad with zeal as a cloke.
18According to their deeds, accordingly he will repay, fury to his adversaries, recompence to his enemies; to the islands he will repay recompence.
19So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him.
The Covenant of the Redeemer
20And the Redeemer shall come to Zion, and unto them that turn from transgression in Jacob, saith the LORD.
21As for me, this is my covenant with them, saith the LORD; My spirit that is upon thee, and my words which I have put in thy mouth, shall not depart out of thy mouth, nor out of the mouth of thy seed, nor out of the mouth of thy seed’s seed, saith the LORD, from henceforth and for ever.
Derek Prince observed by his study of the scriptures:
“In the fist part of Isaiah 59:19, the prophet declared the end purpose of God, which is to be acheived through the events that will follow: “So shall they fear the name of the Lord from the west and His glory from the rising of the sun.” There is to be a worldwide demonstrateion of God’s glory that will cause awe and wonder among all the nations.”
I believe this will be the outpouring of prayer and supplication with the Elders and Captains and Guardians of the true flock meeting together in solemn assemblies gathering to commit themselves to repentance and fasting. These are already now being established. These are becoming Holy Spirit divinely appointed Wells of Revival with houses prayer and worship in designated positions in every nation.
First we saw the revival meetings which were undergirded with prayers for revival by many intercessors crying out to God for their regions and nations for salvation for the lost souls. The Lord raised up Duncan Campbell and Evan Roberts to establish outreach meetings for the renewal of chapel worship as centers of evangelism outreach to win the lost in 1905-6.
This work to promote chapel worship and evangelism was continued when The Lord raised up His Intercessor Rees Howells and his wife Elizabeth Hannah Jones in 1924 who completed a mandate to establish the Bible College of Wales in Glynderwen, Wales. Then we saw the rise of the Company of Intercessors by Reese Howells who established this House of Prayer in The Bible College of Wales of Glynderwen, near Swansea as a Prayer Warrior for Christ spearheading this initiative to raise up a Company committed to become an Army of Intercessors to protect Allied Forces and prevent invasion of Great Britain during WWII.
The Lord then called forth out of the Anglican Church where he was serving as a minister a man to be a Shepherd and Exhorter among His People Arthur Burt of Bronwendon House in Penmaenmawr, N. Wales. The Lord then sent Arthur Burt as His Messenger to broadcastthis word of prophecy the “There Shall Be No Ebb (of My Glory) Prophecy to over 60 nations for over 60 years since he and Smith Wigglesworth first heard it spoken by a young lad in their Anglican Church meeting in 1934. In addition, many Local Houses of Prayer have been established in over 60 nations worldwide by Roy and Daphne Godwin of Ffald-y-Brenin Christian Retreat Centre in Pembrokeshire, Wales and Houses of Prayer and Awakening Houses of Prayer raised up by Jennifer Le Claire in many countries throughout the nations.
“The second half of this verse reveals that satan, “the enemy,” coming ” in like a flood,” will attempt to oppose God’s purposes, but his opposition will be overcome by the Holy Spirit. Historically, it is the darkest hour of man’s need that calls forth the mightiest intervention of God. It is “where sin abounded” that God’s “grace abounded much more” (Romans 5:20)
“The Holy Spirit is presented in Isaiah 59:19 as the Standard Bearer of God’s army. Just at the moment when God’s people are in danger of being totally scattered and defeated, the Holy Spirit lifts up the divine standard. Encouraged by this evidence thaat God is coming to their help, the people of God from every direction gather around the uplifted standard and regroup for the fresh offensive.” ~ page 185-66 Derek Prince’s Book: “Shaping History Through Prayer and Fasting.”
It is obvious to many now who are led by The Holy Spirit that the initiatives that The Lord had raised up have been thwarted by the release of the pandemic of Co-vid 19 and two other so-called ensuing variants to prevent these gatherings. Economic downturn in several countries due to the restrictions imposed upon trade and businesses has led to many privations resulting in great distress due to lack. These have caused many to seek God and his hand and face. Since that time many were convinced not connect or if connecting to do so in such a way that they are hindered greatly in numbers gathering.
Still, we must trust The Lord has a backup plan for bringing forth His Bride to victory. Hence, we have seen the supernatural growth of multimedia vehicles like Zoom, Youtube, Patreon, Anchorfm, Facebook and Youtube where meetings take place online bringing the church to the people who were still among the great harvest of souls unsaved.
Even so, the adversary through his agents has attempted to put a gagging order on some of these by causing technical difficulties or sending witchcraft agents to shut these down by tracking the originators of the broadcast on the host server and sending oppression against them. However, this activity is still overshadowed and overrided by The Hosts of Heaven. His warfare over the Saints is increasing to a greater degree of manifestation of angelic interference as the intercessors refuse to turn back from their callings “to be salt and light in a wicked and corrupt generation.”
Now we see that The Lord is bringing out of these vehicles for meeting revival amongst the Nations. It is time to realize that this is “The Valley of Decision spoken of in the Book of Joel.
The LORD Judges the Nations
1“Yes, in those days and at that time,
when I restore Judah and Jerusalem from captivity,a
2I will gather all the nations
and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat.b
There I will enter into judgment against them
concerning My people, My inheritance, Israel,
whom they have scattered among the nations
3They cast lots for My people;
they bartered a boy for a prostitute
4Now what do you have against Me, O Tyre, Sidon, and all the regions of Philistia? Are you rendering against Me a recompense? If you retaliate against Me, I will swiftly and speedily return your recompense upon your heads. 5For you took My silver and gold and carried off My finest treasures to your temples.c 6You sold the people of Judah and Jerusalem to the Greeks,d to send them far from their homeland.
7Behold, I will rouse them from the places to which you sold them; I will return your recompense upon your heads. 8I will sell your sons and daughters into the hands of the people of Judah, and they will sell them to the Sabeans—to a distant nation.”
9Proclaim this among the nations:
“Prepare for war;
rouse the mighty men;
let all the men of war
10Beat your plowshares into swords
and your pruning hooks into spears.
11Come quickly, all you surrounding nations,
and gather yourselves.
Bring down Your mighty ones,
12Let the nations be roused
and advance to the Valley of Jehoshaphat,
for there I will sit down
13Swing the sickle,
for the harvest is ripe.e
Come, trample the grapes,
for the winepress is full;
the wine vats overflow
in the valley of decision!
For the Day of the LORD is near
15The sun and moon will grow dark,
16The LORD will roar from Zion
and raise His voice from Jerusalem;
heaven and earth will tremble.
But the LORD will be a refuge for His people,
Blessings for God’s People
17Then you will know that I am the LORD your God,
who dwells in Zion, My holy mountain.
Jerusalem will be holy,
18And in that day the mountains will drip with sweet wine,
and the hills will flow with milk.
All the streams of Judah will run with water,
and a spring will flow from the house of the LORD
to water the Valley of Acacias.f
19Egypt will become desolate,
and Edom a desert wasteland,
because of the violence done to the people of Judah,
20But Judah will be inhabited forever,
and Jerusalem from generation to generation.
21For I will avenge their blood,
which I have not yet avengeg”
For the LORD dwells in Zion.
This is the time to persevere to be emboldened by faith and not to turn back but receive the blessing of His Promises to bless all those who intercede for the people and for those who seek The Lord and enquire of Him as their vital necessity in their prayers and supplications offered with repentance to be answered. Derek Prince wrote in his aforementioned book the following observation concerning the need for these Houses of Prayer.
“From the study of the scriptures, the Pilgrims learned tow great truths that they have, in turn, bequeathed to their spiritual descendants in their own land and other lands. First, the end-time purpose of God is the restoration and completion of the church. Second, the source of power for the achievement of this purpose is united prayer and fasting.”
Since the book was published it has become the highest ranked in sales of any other book in his list and has been read in several Middle Eastern Nations and all over the world. In a conference in the Netherlands, many representatives of the House of Christian Prayer in these nations came and heard Derek Prince preach on the Power of Prayer and Fasting and were given his guidance to purchase his book and take it to their gatherings to encourage the practice of prayer and fasting. Since then we have seen and heard of manifold witnesses tell of the salvation of Christ coming to multitudes in these Muslim nations through secret house churches.
So let us do as Derek Prince directed and pray for our nation and fast according to how The Holy Spirit leads us to do so in His Might and Power. This is a copy prayer prescribed by Derek Prince in his book. I exhort you to pray it now for your village, town, city, region and state and nation asking for The Lord to reveal how to pray according to His Spirit for a breakthrough so that the forerunners carrying His Anointing will be sent forth to win souls in this coming season and era of time for the Great Awakening and Harvest to be accomplished.
“Almighty Go, our heavenly Father, we come to You in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, redeemed by His blood, committed to serve and follow Him. We come to You as your believing people, Your representatives on this earth, the agents of Your government. We thank You for the way You have worked in the lives of men and women of faith in the pst who have followed in Your footsteps—labored, sacrificed, prayed and given for Your Kingdom.”
“Lord we lift up to You this nation of ours. We desire to sow godly seeds that will develop into a harvest to be reaped for Your purposes. We ask You to extend Your grace and mercy to this nation. We ask You to send a mighty visitation of the Holy Spirit that will overthrow the strongholds of Satan anduplift and glorify the name of Jesus Christ. We ask You for a mighty flood tide of spiritual revival that will sweep across this nation, casting down everthing that opposes the knowledge of God.”
“We take our stand, in Jesus’s name, against every satanic principality and power that would seek to evercise control over this nation. We break their power; we release the governmental processes from their control, we put them in Your hands. We pray that You will guide and overrule. That You will raise up pthe men and women of Your choice, removing those who stand against Your purposes, so that You may bring Your purposes to fulfillment in this nation.”
“Lord, we believe that You have a special purpose for our nation, and we pray that nothing Satan does will be able to hinder that purpose.”
“Lord, we ask all these things, believing them to be Your will and believing them to be for Your glory, in the precious, all-prevailing name of Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Savior, Amen.”“Shaping History Through Prayer and Fasting, Derek Prince
Another book that will guide you in your intercession for your nation’s people is “Moving Mountains: Praying with Passion, Confidence, and Authority by John Eldredge.
He exhorts us that if we are to pray with confidence and authority we must first listen to what The Holy Spirit says and to specific ways and means of how He wants us to move in prayer and intercession. It may be that He sends us to a particular place in our nation to pray a word in due season. He may lead us to wait and watch and then pray a specific scripture or word of entreaty on behalf of the people. Read this chapter called Listening Prayer. Then consider asking The Lord if He wishes you to join or to raise up a House of Prayer and Worship in your region through any of the ministries aforementioned or another He proposes.
Derek Prince also warns The Bride to examine their motives and attitudes when proclaiming and taking part in a fast. We must first examine our walk and see if our ministries are doing the Word of The Gospel of The Kingdom as citeted below:
True Fasts and Sabbaths
1Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins.
2Yet they seek me daily, and delight to know my ways, as a nation that did righteousness, and forsook not the ordinance of their God: they ask of me the ordinances of justice; they take delight in approaching to God.
3Wherefore have we fasted, say they, and thou seest not? wherefore have we afflicted our soul, and thou takest no knowledge? Behold, in the day of your fast ye find pleasure, and exact all your labours.
4Behold, ye fast for strife and debate, and to smite with the fist of wickedness: ye shall not fast as ye do this day, to make your voice to be heard on high.
5Is it such a fast that I have chosen? a day for a man to afflict his soul? is it to bow down his head as a bulrush, and to spread sackcloth and ashes under him? wilt thou call this a fast, and an acceptable day to the LORD?
6Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke?
7Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh?
8Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness shall go before thee; the glory of the LORD shall be thy rereward.
9Then shalt thou call, and the LORD shall answer; thou shalt cry, and he shall say, Here I am. If thou take away from the midst of thee the yoke, the putting forth of the finger, and speaking vanity;
10And if thou draw out thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall thy light rise in obscurity, and thy darkness be as the noonday:
11And the LORD shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.
12And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in.
13If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of the LORD, honourable; and shalt honour him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words:
14Then shalt thou delight thyself in the LORD; and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.
For more revelation concerning Wales, UK as the fulcrum for The Lord’s initiative with a Word of Knowledge go to this link below on my website:https://www.anointedpropheticartist.com/selahmarayblogspotcouk.html
The Throne in Heaven
1After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter. 2And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne. 3And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone: and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald. 4And round about the throne were four and twenty seats: and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold.
Worship of the Creator
5And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices: and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God. 6And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind. 7And the first beast was like a lion, and the second beast like a calf, and the third beast had a face as a man, and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle. 8And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come. 9And when those beasts give glory and honour and thanks to him that sat on the throne, who liveth for ever and ever, 10The four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying, 11Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.