Prophetic Word: ‘The Resolute Shall Arise’

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What a year we had in 2020! As I have spent time with the Lord, seeking Him for 2021, there were a few things He spoke to me. The first was about the word “resolute.”

I believe that God is raising up an army that is “resolute.” When I first heard that word, I thought to look up the definition, and this is what I discovered: Resolute means “firmly resolved or determined.”

5 Characteristics of the Resolute

In this very season, where it feels like everything that can be shaken will be shaken, there is an army rising. Here are some of the characteristics that mark them:

1. They are determined and resolute in who they are in Christ. We are “rooted and grounded in love,” as Ephesians 3:17 says. The enemy cannot define who God says we are.

2. They are unshakable in their faith, no matter what comes.

3. They hold onto the very promise which God has spoken. I can tell you, there is a war over your faith right now, and over the promises God has spoken to you. Many of us are contending for a very specific thing right now that we are bringing before the Lord. You are having to take a stand of faith daily, contending, declaring and decreeing the promise—choosing to not quit, choosing faith over fear, and choosing to not move into discouragement. This is your time to arise!

4. They take a steadfast stand for righteousness. Purification is coming to the body of Christ. He is reestablishing righteousness in the earth. We can’t have compromise in our walk with Him—living in sin but preaching a different message. The Lord is exposing our hearts right now and exposing sin that needs to be addressed. I believe much more will be exposed this year because God is cleaning up the body of Christ. Also, a healthy fear of the Lord shall be established.

Here is a Scripture I have been praying:

“For nothing is secret that will not be revealed, nor anything hidden that will not be known and revealed” (Luke 8:17).

5. They will not compromise being a servant of Jesus for a position or a platform. Before we build anything, we must be lovers and servants of Jesus. We must be willing to lay down all our plans—to dream or to build—on the altar if God asks us.

Enlarge Your Tent

“Enlarge the place of your tent, and let them stretch out the curtains of your habitations; spare not, lengthen your cords, and strengthen your stakes” (Isa. 54:2).

Despite what it looks like in the natural right now, this is the time to step out in faith, to build and to dream much bigger with God; He is stretching many of us in our faith level. We will see an increase of builders and entrepreneurs bursting out in this year of 2021.

In the above Scripture, “spare not” is very important. I want to encourage you: do not settle or aim for less of what God has shown you.

Vision: The Year of Trust

Recently, the Lord took me up into a vision. I found myself in a hot air balloon, but what surprised me was that I was alone. Jesus was nowhere to be found.

Then I heard the Lord say, “This is the season you will have to learn how to trust My voice, even when you can’t see Me. Trust that you have heard Me correctly—the very things I’ve spoken to you. You will have the navigational skills, for you are going to need them.”

As I heard Him say this, suddenly I grabbed the cords of that hot air balloon and could operate it.

For many of us, this year is going to take a measure of increase in our trust in God and the navigational skills to get there. As you are reading this, you may find yourself in that place where God has given you a large vision, but the “how to get there” hasn’t come forth yet. As you take one step of faith at a time, He will show you the next step. As you continually choose to take step after step, you will look back and say, “Wow! I got there after all.”

Heart Posture

As we build this year, it is very important that we keep our heart posture in the place where we are longing for Jesus to receive the glory for everything we plant. His favor will not rest upon seeds that we are planting for our own glorification.

Dreams of the Glory Coming to House Churches

I had a series of 3 dreams that all involved house churches. In these homes I could see many people gathered, and there was an organic feel to their hunger for Jesus. I saw many people meeting in groups around a table, discussing the Word of God; I also saw worship happening in a different section of the house, as well as a group that was meeting together and laughing as they shared in fellowship.

These were a few things that struck me the most:

1. The glory of God was there; the presence was so thick in this little house church.

2. There was such a beautiful, organic fellowship happening that centered around wanting to know and love Jesus more. There was real fellowship, real accountability, real hunger and desperation for Jesus.

Reformation Is Here: Feeding Natural and Spiritual Hunger

I believe reformation has come to church as we know it. The glory of God is coming through these micro churches, these small house gatherings, that will burst all over the nations.

“For where two or three are assembled in My name, there I am in their midst” (Matt. 18:20).

In this series of dreams I had, I noticed in each dream that our Crockpot of food which I had prepared never ran out. The Lord is speaking about being able to feed the natural needs of people, as well as the spiritual hunger they carry. The food never ran out. There was supernatural overflow that met the needs of the people.

The Wave of Glory

When I was in Israel a few years back, with Sid Roth as one of the leaders on the trip, I had a vision of something to come. I saw a large glory wave coming. As I looked on in the vision, there before me were many altars, and people were running toward them in desperation. I watched as hundreds and thousands of people ran forward. People from all walks of life and all age groups were running forward and throwing themselves at the bottom of the altars.

What struck me the most about these people was that they had a real hunger and a real desperation for God to touch them. People started weeping and crying in repentance for their sins. This is what created the momentum for the wave of God’s glory spreading out over all the nations. We are at a place right now where a real spirit of repentance is going to burst forth over the earth. Our desperation and need for Him and Him alone will bring this glory.

This will be a very exciting year. Let us stand resolute and trust in God!

Ana Werner and her husband, Sam, reside in Missouri with their two beautiful children and are the associate directors of the Heartland Healing Rooms in Lees Summit. Ana travels internationally and equips people to see in the Spirit, move in the prophetic and experience healing and deliverance through her ministry. Her transparency, as she shares the realities and experiences she has had in heaven, brings the Holy Spirit, the love of the Father and the power of God into the room when she speaks. Ana is passionate about leading people into encountering Jesus’ heart. Visit her website at anawerner.org.

 

House Democrats, Targeting Right-Wing Cable Outlets, Are Assaulting Core Press Freedoms –

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) (C) with other House Democrats at the U.S. Capitol January 15, 2020, in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Not even two months into their reign as the majority party that controls the White House and both houses of Congress, key Democrats have made clear that one of their top priorities is censorship of divergent voices. On Saturday, I detailed how their escalating official campaign to coerce and threaten social media companies into more aggressively censoring views that they dislike — including by summoning social media CEOs to appear before them for the third time in less than five months — is implicating, if not already violating, core First Amendment rights of free speech.

Now they are going further — much further. The same Democratic House Committee that is demanding greater online censorship from social media companies now has its sights set on the removal of conservative cable outlets, including Fox News, from the airwaves.

The House Energy and Commerce Committee on Monday announced a February 24 hearing, convened by one of its sub-committees, entitled “Fanning the Flames: Disinformation and Extremism in the Media.” Claiming that “the spread of disinformation and extremism by traditional news media presents a tangible and destabilizing threat,” the Committee argues: “Some broadcasters’ and cable networks’ increasing reliance on conspiracy theories and misleading or patently false information raises questions about their devotion to journalistic integrity.”

Since when is it the role of the U.S. Government to arbitrate and enforce precepts of “journalistic integrity”? Unless you believe in the right of the government to regulate and control what the press says — a power which the First Amendment explicitly prohibits — how can anyone be comfortable with members of Congress arrogating unto themselves the power to dictate what media outlets are permitted to report and control how they discuss and analyze the news of the day?

But what House Democrats are doing here is far more insidious than what is revealed by that creepy official announcement. Two senior members of that Committee, Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Silicon-Valley) and Rep. Jerry McNerney (D-CA) also sent their own letters to seven of the nation’s largest cable providers — Comcast, AT&T, Spectrum, Dish, Verizon, Cox, and Altice — as well as to digital distributors of cable news (Roku, Amazon, Apple, Google, and Hulu) demanding to know, among other things, what those cable distributors did to prevent conservative “disinformation” prior to the election and after — disinformation, they said, that just so happened to be spread by the only conservative cable outlets: Fox, Newsmax, and OANN.

In case there was any doubt about their true goal — coercing these cable providers to remove all cable networks that feature conservative voices, including Fox (just as their counterparts on that Committee want to ban right-wing voices from social media) — the House Democrats in their letter said explicitly what they are after: namely, removal of those conservative outlets by these cable providers:

Congresswoman Eshoo boasted on her official site about these efforts, lauding herself and McNerney for “urging 12 cable, satellite, and streaming TV companies to combat the spread of misinformation and requesting more information about their actions to address misinformation, disinformation, conspiracy theories, and lies spread through channels they host.”

For the last four years, we were inundated with media messaging that Trump posed an unprecedented threat to press freedoms. The Washington Post even flamboyantly adopted a new motto to implicitly ratify that accusation (while claiming it was not Trump-specific). Other than the indictment of Julian Assange — which most Washington Democrats cheered — what did the Trump administration do in the way of attacking press freedoms that remotely compares to Democrats abusing their majoritarian power to force the removal of conservative cable outlets from the airwaves, just days after doing the same with dissident voices online?

There is not a peep of protest from any liberal journalists. Do any of the people who spent four years pretending to care so deeply about the vital role of press freedom have anything to say about this full frontal attack by the majority party in Washington on news outlets opposed to their political agenda and ideology?

Evidently not. While many conservative outlets are covering this story, it is difficult to find any liberal outlets writing about it at all. An article from The New York Times was one exception, though it largely attempted to justify these censorship efforts, with paragraph after paragraph purporting to demonstrate the dangerous misinformation spread by these channels. The only nods to the dangers of press freedoms in the article came from statements by Fox News and a GOP member of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

Revealingly, these same two members of Congress who sent this threatening letter to cable providers said during the Trump years that freedom of the press must be safeguarded at all costs. “The First Amendment prohibits Congress from making laws that abridge the freedom of the press, and we cherish our country’s culture of free expression,” they intoned when writing to the FCC in 2019 to complain that Russian news outlets were concealing their affiliation with the Kremlin. “We’re not requesting any press censorship,” they assured the FCC under Trump. Yet they are clearly doing exactly that now.

In a statement he emailed to me and publicly posted, FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr denounced the Democrats’ actions as a “marked departure from First Amendment norms.” He said “it is a chilling transgression of the free speech rights that every media outlet in this country enjoys.” In response to my inquiries, Commissioner Carr added in a separate statement to me:

The greatest threat to free speech in America today is not any law passed by the government—the First Amendment stands as a strong bulwark against that form of censorship by state action. The threat comes in the form of legislating by letterhead. Politicians have realized that they can silence the speech of those with different political viewpoints by public bullying. The letter sent by two senior Democrats on the House Energy and Commerce Committee to cable companies and other regulated entities, and the Committee’s own hearing this week on “disinformation in the media,” are the latest examples. They are singling out selected newsrooms for their coverage of political events and sending a clear message that these media outlets will pay a price if they do not align their viewpoints with Democrat orthodoxy. That is a chilling transgression of free speech and journalistic freedom. No government official has any business inquiring about the ‘moral principles’ that guide a private entity’s decision about what news to carry.

Carr’s GOP colleague on the FCC, Commissioner Nathan Simington, similarly accused House Democrats of seeking to “intimidate into silence those who would distribute on their platforms disfavored points of view.”

The way Democrats justify this to themselves is important to consider. They do not, of course, explicitly acknowledge that they are engaged in authoritarian assaults on free speech and a free press. Not even the most despotic tyrants like to think of themselves in that way. All tyrants concoct theories and excuses to justify their censorship as noble and necessary.

Indeed, the justifying script Democrats are using here is the one most commonly employed by autocrats around the world to silence their critics. Those they seek to silence are not merely expressing a different view, but are dangerous. They are not merely advocating alternative ideologies but are destabilizing society with lies, fake news, and speech that deliberately incites violence, subversion and domestic terrorism.

In her boastful posting, Rep. Eshoo says her efforts targeting these cable outlets are necessary because “misinformation on TV has led to our current polluted information environment that radicalizes individuals to commit seditious acts and rejects public health best practices, among other issues in our public discourse.” This is the rationale invoked by virtually every repressive state to imprison journalists and ban media outlets.

The Democrats sound a great deal like the Egyptian regime of Gen. Abdel el-Sisi. Just two weeks ago, Sisi’s regime finally released an Al Jazeera journalist who had been imprisoned for four years based on accusations that he had “spread false news” and was guilty of “incitement against state institutions and broadcasting false news with the aim of spreading chaos.” Sound familiar? It should, since that is precisely what House Democrats are saying to ennoble their multi-pronged assault on free expression.