Egypt, a Place of Bondage

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….And He brought them forth (out of Egypt) with silver and gold, and there was not one sick person among their tribes (Psalm 105:37)(emphasis mine)

Many are familiar with the story of the Israelites coming out of Egypt. Songs have been sung and movies have been made about Moses bringing Gods people out of Egypt. The Israelites were servants, and slaves to the Egyptians. They were poor, tired and beaten down by their situation. They cried out to God and God heard their cry and remembered that He made a covenant with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob (Exodus 2: 23-25).

As the story goes, Moses returns to Egypt, the land of His birth by the commandment of God to set the Israelites free from their bondage under Pharaoh. In preparation for their freedom and journey out of the land of Egypt, God prepares the hearts of the Egyptians and gives the Israelites favor with them so that when they leave, they will not leave empty handed. Then God commanded Moses to speak to the people telling them to gather silver and gold and also articles of clothing from their Egyptian neighbors.

Speak now in the hearing of the people that each man ask from his neighbor and each woman from her neighbor for articles of sliver and articles of gold. And the Lord gave the people favor in the sight of the Egyptians. (Exodus 11:2-3)

Now the sons of Israel had done according to the word of Moses for they had requested from the Egyptians articles of silver and articles of gold and clothing: and the Lord had given the people favor in the sight of the Egyptians so that they let them have their request. Thus they plundered the Egyptians. (Exodus 12:35-36)

Wealth Transfer is coming to America!

The Lord showed me that the same is about to happen with Christians in America. We are about to be a part of a great wealth transfer! As our economy falls, and many people will lose their wealth, God’s people will be in a position to receive the wealth that will be lost. Proverbs 13:22, …..And the wealth of the sinner is stored up for the righteous.

Whether we are aware of it or not, we are in a type of bondage like the Israelites. Our bondage is with the world system, more specifically the economic system. We only have to watch Greece to get a glimpse of what is about to happen here. The economic system is the U.S. is fragile at best and is in real danger of collapsing. When this happens, the value of the dollar will decrease significantly causing hyper inflation. Prices will go up considerably but value in certain types of assets such as property will decrease.

When the Israelites were about to leave Egypt, they are told to prepare. Part of their preparation was to go to their Egyptian neighbors and get their gold and silver. In the story of Noah, before the floods came, Noah built an ark. The floods did not come until after the ark was built and filled with provision and the animals of the earth (See Genesis 6-8). In the story of Joseph, the King of Egypt was given a dream in which Joseph interpreted. Egypt was given 7 years of plenty to prepare for the 7 years of famine (See Genesis 41). Today, God is revealing to His prophets what is coming to America so that we can also prepare.

Many things are coming to America in terms of judgment and correction. We are going to see the beginnings of things to come possibly this fall. Some believe as soon as September, 2015. If you are someone who follows the prophecies concerning the impact of end time events in this country, then you already know that what is about to happen will be very serious, even worse than the great depression of the 1930’s.

When God showed me what was about to happen in the U.S., written in my post, “Waking Vision of the future of America” I wanted to pack my bags and leave this country immediately! The vision was so real and it felt like the events were going to happen tomorrow. Once I calmed down, I prayed and asked God for solutions and time-lines. What He revealed to me was a strategy that will position us to be a part of the wealth transfer and cover us financially during the next economic down turn.

Prepare Yourselves

The “Currency Kit” is what God showed me. He revealed to me that when the USD, the United States currency loses value, certain other country currencies will gain significantly in value. While it is not completely clear what specifically will trigger the downturn of the dollar, there is a consensus of leading economics and also prophets that it will happen; the dollar will fall. References can be found to other leading economics and prophets in my audio on YouTube at CoverClub TV.

The Cover Club is a Christian Company created solely for the purpose of preparing God’s people to cover themselves economically and also to prepare from the wealth transfer that is about to take place. It is a ministry within the Market Place. I invite you to review the information and to share it with your friends and family.

We are not to fear, but to prepare for there is work to be done for the Kingdom. I will go into more specific prophecies in future posts.

Protocol for Entering into His Presence

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Sometimes, many of us struggle in our prayer life only getting so far and not really experiencing the presence of God. Although we have entered into a new covenant with Christ, the Old Testament gives us a template of what is transpiring in the spirit (Hebrews 8:5). Once I understood this, it enriched my prayer life tremendously. I will attempt to summarize the protocol below. I also want to stress that this is not a formula, I am just attempting to give greater understanding. There is so much more that can be said on the subject, but for now, we are going to take a walk through the tabernacle to understand how each station relates to our prayer life.

The tabernacle was the portable dwelling place for the divine presence of God. The Israelites packed it up and moved it around for 40 years in the desert. We are also a portable dwelling place designed to host the presence of God everywhere we go. But first, we have to understand how the tabernacle of old relates to the new covenant today. The Book of Exodus describes the tabernacle starting with the mercy seat. This is from Heaven’s perspective. We are going to start our tour as if we were entering from outside the tabernacle as the Israelites did.

Court of the Tabernacle

Exodus 27:9-21 – This is the outer court. The animals were brought here to be sacrificed. In the outer court, there was a lot of commotion. There were many animals and people waiting their turn. I would imagine there was a lot of noise and it was probably smelly. The outer court represents our lives before Christ. Lives full of confusion, bad attitudes, and the list can go on and on. Even after salvation, this can represent our thought process, how we see ourselves, how we speak about ourselves and others.

The Bronze Altar

Exodus 27:1-8 – The altar is where the animals were brought as an offering and sacrificed. Picture Jesus on the Cross. He became the last and ultimate sacrifice for us all. The Israelites brought their sacrifices because it was necessary for the blood to be shed in order for their sins to be forgiven. In Hebrews 9:22 it says, without the shedding of blood, there is no forgiveness. For us, under the new covenant, the Altar represents repentance. When wanting to enter His presence, we should repent for our sins. Sins we are aware of and sins we may not be aware of.

Basin for Washing (Laver)

Exodus 30:17-21 – The Basin is located between the Altar and the Tent of Meeting (Inner Court). Only the priests were allowed to wash at the basin. The priests washed here to cleanse themselves before entering into the Tent of Meeting.

Think of this as the washing of the word. Ask the Lord to search you so that you may have a clean heart. He may review things that may cause you to repent or to help you forgive, or heal you from an old hurt. The washing can be an on-going process, and can take hours, days, weeks, months or even years, but you should feel a release in your spirit to move into the inner courts. The Lord makes us righteous and is not looking for perfection from us.

sanctuarCurtains of Linen

Exodus 26:1-30 – The Curtains of Linen was the separation between the outer court and the inner court. Only the priests were allowed to enter into the inner court. The curtain is representative of us coming yielded and humbly before Him. It is with the attitude of ‘Not my will, but Thy will’. Once we pass through the curtains of linen, we lay are selves bare before Him.

The Table of Showbread

Exodus 25:23-30 – The Table of Showbread was located right inside the Tent of Meeting (Inner Court) and represents the bread of the Presence. The bread was set on the Sabbath and the priests were allowed to eat it after a week when the showbread was replenished. His presence can be felt here since it is the inner court. For us, the Table of Showbread represents our daily needs. These are our prayer requests. Many can get stuck here, constantly asking for provision looking for God’s hand. But there’s more for us.

Altar of Incense

Exodus 30:1-10 – The incense was located in front of the veil which separated the Ark of the Covenant. This represents our worship. We can do this with music, singing, dancing, spoken word, in prayer, even praying in our heavenly language.

The Anointing Oil

Exodus 30:22-31 – The application of the Anointing Oil sanctifies or makes holy. You can anoint yourself with oil as a symbol of sanctifying yourself.

These are within the Inner Court; The Table of Showbread, the Altar of Incense, the Lampstand, and the Anointing Oil. His presence was there, as it should be in your prayer life today.

The Lampstand

Exodus 25:31-35, 26:35 –The Lampstand represents making God known to man. God is the light of the world (Matthew 5:14-16).

Holy-of-HoliesThe Veil and Screen

Exodus 26:31-37 – The veil is a partition between the holy place and the holy of holies. The screen is for the doorway between the inner court and the holy place. Jesus’ flesh represents the veil which He tore on the cross. We can enter the holy place by the blood of Jesus (Hebrews 10:19-20).

The Ark of the Covenant

Exodus 25:10-22 – The mercy seat sits on top of the ark. A cherub was on each side of the mercy seat; the wings of the cherubim spread upward covering the mercy seat and their faces toward one another. “And there I will meet with you and commune with you.” (Exodus 25:22) Under the old covenant, the high priest entered into the holies of holies once a year. Under the new covenant, we have access to Him continuously! The holy of holies is where intimacy and relationship with our Lord develops.

To sum up our tour, take a look at Hebrews 10:19-22.

19 Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus, 

20 by a new and living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, His flesh, 

21 and having a High Priest over the house of God,22 let us draw near with a true(sincere) heart in full assurance of faith,

 having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.

The verses sum up nicely the pattern of the old and how it translates for us today. “having our hearts sprinkled…” is the blood, “our bodies washed with pure water” is the wash basin.

One more point I would like to make which takes this protocol another level deeper; we are made up of Body, Soul, and Spirit. The outer court represents our body, the inner court represents our soul, and the holy of holies represents our spirit. It is our spirit that engages and has access to the heavenly places, to the anointed one and even the throne room.

May your prayer lives be enriched and may the hunger for Jesus increase within you in 2015.