(week 40/16)

In our article last week, we saw that the Zion church in Nigeria is PRESENTLY involved in an intense spiritual battle with Satan and his angels in the heavenly places for DOMINION over the spiritual, political, social and economic destiny of the nation. This battle intensified to an alarming level with the abduction of the Chibok girls on April 14, 2014 and was spiritually signified by the beginning of the blood moon tetrad of April 2014 to September 2015.

This week, we will see how the Zion church has STARTED to prevail over Satan in the heavens and will save Nigeria and all nations from this spiritual shaking that is presently taking place.

This truth is symbolically typified in

Revelation 12:7-11 NKJV: And war broke out IN HEAVEN: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought,  (8) but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them in heaven any longer.  (9) So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.  (10) Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, “Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down.  (11) And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.

Hebrews 12:26-29 NIV: At that time his voice shook the earth, but now he has promised, “Once more I WILL SHAKE not only the earth but also THE HEAVENS.”  (27) The words “once more” indicate the removing of what can be shaken—that is, created things—so that what cannot be shaken may remain.  (28) Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe,  (29) for our “God is a consuming fire.”

Joel 2:10-11 NKJV: The earth quakes before them, THE HEAVENS TREMBLE; The sun and moon grow dark, And the stars diminish their brightness.  (11) The LORD gives voice before His army, For His camp is very great; for strong is the One who executes His word. For the day of the LORD is great and very terrible; who can endure it?

Satan’s intention in this battle is to cause war and chaos in these nations (Nigeria, UK and USA especially) that will lead to the physical death of a significant number of the church and so delay God’s end-time plan for perfection of the church and subsequent discipleship of the nations and closing of the age (Matthew 24.14).

The good news NOW is that the battle in the heavens is being won by the church as shown by sudden release of 21 Chibok girls on October 14 2016 EXACLTLY two and a half years after their abduction.

This event is spiritually significant because their initial abduction signified the beginning of an intense spiritual attack on Nigeria (indicated by the beginning of the blood moon tetrad in April 2014) in the heavens by Satan and his angels; so this beginning of the return of some of the Chibok girls signifies the BEGINNING (2016 was prophesied to be a year of new beginnings) of the victory of the church over Satan’s dominion in the heavens over Nigeria and subsequently over all nations.

This is typified in

Revelation 12:10 KJV: And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ

Daniel 7:21-22 KJV:  I beheld, and the same horn (the spirit of the anti-Christ) made war with the saints, and prevailed against them; (22)  UNTIL THE ANCIENT OF DAYS CAME, and judgment was given to the saints of the most High; and the TIME CAME THAT THE SAINTS POSSESSED THE KINGDOM.

Furthermore, the blood moon tetrad took place over one and a half years: Passover (April) 2014-Tabernacles (September) 2015; and then now about one year later JUST BEFORE (October 14 2016) the Feast of Tabernacles (October 17-October 24 2016), some of the Chibok girls are released.

This signifies that this Feast of Tabernacles will usher in desire of all nations: the manifestation of the glory of God in the perfection and fullness of Christ that will give peace to the nations that have been shaken hitherto as shown in

Haggai 2:7-9 KJV: And I will shake all nations, and THE DESIRE OF ALL NATIONS SHALL COME: and I WILL FILL THIS HOUSE WITH GLORY, saith the LORD of hosts. (8)  The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, saith the LORD of hosts. (9)  The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, saith the LORD of hosts: and IN THIS PLACE WILL I GIVE PEACE, saith the LORD of hosts.

This desire of all the nations is THE MANIFESTATION of the perfection and fulness of Christ in the church:

Romans 8:19 KJV:  For the earnest expectation of the creature (all creation includes all nations) waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.

Isaiah 25:9 KJV: And it shall be said in that day, Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, and he will save us: this is the LORD; we have waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation.

The Lord Jesus will come in the Church (NOT THE RAPTURE)  in His perfection and fulness in the ‘clouds’ of the FULNESS of the apostolic and prophetic ministry gifts.

This truth is hidden and typified symbolically in

2Thessalonians 1:10 NKJV: when He comes, in that Day, to be glorified IN HIS SAINTS and to be admired among all those who believe, because our testimony among you was believed.

Proverbs 25:14 KJV: Whoso boasteth himself of a false gift is like clouds and wind without rain.

Ephesians 4:8-13 KJV: Wherefore he saith, When HE ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and GAVE GIFTS UNTO MEN.  (9)  (Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth?  (10) He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.)  (11) And HE GAVE some, APOSTLES; and some, PROPHETS; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;  (12) For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:  (13) Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, UNTO A PERFECT MAN, UNTO THE MEASURE OF THE STATURE OF THE FULNESS OF CHRIST:

In the light of this imminent coming of the Lord to His church, we should get ready by watching and praying always.

Malachi 3:1-3 NKJV:  “Behold, I send My messenger, and he will prepare the way before Me. And the Lord, whom you seek, Will suddenly come to His temple, Even the Messenger of the covenant, in whom you delight. Behold, He is coming,” Says the LORD of hosts.  (2)  “But who can endure the day of His coming? And who can stand when He appears? For He is like a refiner’s fire and like launderers’ soap.  (3) He will sit as a refiner and a purifier of silver; He will purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer to the LORD an offering in righteousness.

Luke 21:36 NKJV: Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.