Thieves in the Night
By Chad Taylor
"For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord
will come as a thief in the night..." (1st Thess. 5:2).
In this hour My sons and daughters shall "steal" back the
glory that satan has monopolized. Like "thieves in the night" they will
invade Hollywood and MTV and penetrate the belly of satan's kingdom taking
back My glory. Nashville and The Grand Ole' Opry will echo with a new sound
and a new song as My children "steal" back the glory intended for My Kingdom
says the Lord.
"They shall run to and fro in the city, they shall run upon
the wall, they shall climb up upon the houses, they shall enter in at the
window like a thief..." (Joel 2:9). Like "spies" they will begin to survey
the land and plot and plan My strategy to take it back. Though it seems like
they are "grasshoppers" in comparison they will slay the giants that rule the
air. They will turn the tide of wealth stored up by the wicked and My Kingdom
will be advanced.
"They shall run like mighty men, they shall climb the wall
like men of war, and they shall march every one on his ways, and they shall
not break their ranks..." (Joel 2:7). Unlike any other era or generation My
people shall invade the dark places revealing the treasure hidden their.
Unlike any other people they shall identify the "pearls of great price" hidden
in the bowels of this earth. Hidden in the caves and recesses of secular
music and media. I will give them eyes to see the "gold in the fishes mouth"
and they will see beyond the facade of Hollywood. Instead of "HOLLYWOOD" in
lights over the city, they will begin to see "DESTINY."
Neither shall one thrust another, they shall every one in
his path, and when they fall upon the sword, they shall not be wounded..."
(Joel 2:8). Unlike any other church in history they will walk together, they
will stand back to back and fight as one. They will no longer pursue the
greatness of their own exploits like David's mighty men, but they shall make
one another mighty, they will "prefer one another." They will seek the good
of another more than their own. The fires of vain glory and self-seeking will
no longer warm their camps, but rather the fires of self sacrifice and
humility, they will finally have the mind of Christ.
"The appearance of them is as the appearance of horses, and
as horsemen so shall they run..." (Joel 2:4). I am about to harness an army
and unleash them upon the earth. Not one dark place will be safe from their
presence. They will take the stock market by storm. No place of wealth or
power will be beyond their influence and impact. What the world saw as the
"church" yesterday will not be what they see tomorrow. Like the church of the
first century, fear will come upon the world again. They will be in awe at
what My people create and take. The appearance of My people is changing.
"The earth shall quake before them, the heavens shall
tremble, the sun and the moon shall be dark, and the stars shall withdraw
their shining..." (Joel 2:10). The stars that once lit up the secular sky
shall now shine for Me. I will take back the night landscape and My glory
will be seen in the backdrop of gross darkness. My church will be a city upon
a hill that cannot be hid. "And they that be wise shall shine as the
brightness of the firmament, and they that turn many to righteousness as the
stars forever and ever..." (Daniel 12:3).
"And the Lord shall utter His voice before His army, for
His camp is very great..." (Joel 2:11). In this hour I will open My
servant's eyes, and they will see that they that are with them is greater than
those against them. They will speak and not be afraid for I have many in that
city. I will burn the baskets of premature escape and they will be seated at
a table in the midst of their enemies. They will shine. In this hour at the
feasts and parties of the world I will again turn their water into wine. For
this is My appointed time says the Lord. My appointed time.