A TIME TO BUILD

​Paulette Reed

Prayers of Righteous Women

As a group of intercessors were praying for our fall Women's Conference - Wielding His Glorious Sword - I had a vision of twin towers. They were beautiful, totally intact, reaching into an eastern sunrise. At that moment I realized, for the first time, our women's conference is on 9/11. A great company of women will be released.

Holy Spirit spoke to my heart about the World Trade towers, and how we must trade the world's ways for Kingdom ways - now! We saw the destruction, but it's time for rebuilding. For, the spiritual is not first, but that which is natural, then that which is spiritual. It's time to trade, trade, trade. A Divine exchange! 

He continued to show me there needn't be any more 911 emergency calls in the church. Rather, call to the Lord! He will show you great and mighty things you do not know. There is a time to tear down, but now is a time to build - despite tremendous oppression, even as our brother, Nehemiah, knew. For I have prepared you, and there is no such word as panic in the Kingdom. Righteousness, joy and peace are your foundation. Upon this rock, I build My church. 

Pray and Build

Despite what the world is experiencing, I am calling My church into a season of building. Then they will see and know that the earth belongs to the Lord, and all its fullness. We live by faith and not by sight. As priests and kings we are waking up, as Solomon from his dream, feeling comforted, knowing that God was going to give him all he needed to build and to be a great steward.

I am calling My church to take a weapon in one hand and a tool in the other. Call in the intercessors, encamp the watchman, post a guard day and night. Prayer must be coupled with action. Station the people to stand guard by families, armed with swords, spears, and bows. Call together the nobles and the rest of the people and say to them, "Don't be afraid of the enemy! Remember the Lord, who is great and glorious, and fight for your brothers, your sons, your daughters, your wives, and your homes!" (see Nehemiah 4)

Who can say the walls cannot be rebuilt in 52 days despite oppression and ridicule? Do not allow the foxes upon the walls, as weapons of mass distraction only lead to defeat. Ground zero - clear the rubble! Surely the critics will come, as vision attracts criticism. Don't defend the Lord's vision even as the "Sanballats" arise with facts. They may come with eloquent speech, history and experience. But vision has no history; it only has future.

For the Lord declares, the gates of hell shall not prevail against His church. He will make peace your administrators and righteousness your overseers. He has not called us to calamity, but to prosper.

The season of preparation has been long and difficult for many, but the sifting was necessary to position the people of God in the eye of the storm. When all else is shaking and swirling, the number one rule will be, don't panic. For I have raised up a people, trained by My Spirit, who know when to stand and when to march with quiet, bold, confidence. 

Year of the Woman

September will be hugely significant for the women of God. As Rosh Hashanah is the "head of the year," hundreds of women, highly favored, will trade positions in God's army and be the head and not the tail. They will be thrust forward by the power of God. Treasures that have been hidden in earthen vessels will now reveal the excellency of God's power, and not of us. Women will come from all corners of the earth, wielding a glorious sword for their King, saying, "If I perish, I perish." This is not a bloody, gory weapon piercing the temple of the enemy but a glorious weapon, covered in the holy, protective, powerful blood of a resurrected Savior, wielded from the third heaven. 

For those who have studied to show themselves approved, the Lord is about to impart supernatural memorization and revelation. Hundreds of Scriptures and references will be known and decreed from every generation of women, young and old. They will wield the sword of the Lord and shall be as Jael, most blessed! Demons will flee at the whisper of "Jesus." Mountains will move when women speak. A great company of women will run, sharing glad tidings, shouting, "The tomb was empty!" The stone was rolled away, not so Jesus could get out but so the world could get in on the divine plan of redemption and resurrection power.

Undergird

Leaders! Station yourselves behind the people who are building. The laborers will carry on their work with one hand supporting their load and one hand holding a weapon. All the builders will have a sword belted to their side. When you hear the blast of the trumpet, rush to wherever it is sounding. Then our God will fight for us!

Shout for joy - it is My joy, made your strength! Following your diligence and hard work building My church, I will give you flourishing cities you did not build, houses filled with all kinds of good things you did not provide, wells you did not dig, and vineyards you did not plant. Do not forget the Lord!
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"While we have the chance and the land is quiet, let's build a solid defense system, fortifying our cities with walls, towers, gates, and bars. We have this peaceful land because we sought GOD; he has given us rest from all troubles." So they built and enjoyed prosperity. 2 Chronicles 14:7 (The Message)

Blessed are you, O Israel! Who is like you, a people saved by the LORD? He is your shield and helper and your glorious sword. Your enemies will cower before you, and you will trample down their high places. Deuteronomy 33:29 (NIV)

Then Eliashib the high priest arose with his brothers the priests and built the Sheep Gate; they consecrated it and hung its doors. They consecrated the wall to the Tower of the Hundred and the Tower of Hananel [favored of God]. Nehemiah 3:1 (NASB)