September 18, 2021: Prophetic voice Gina Gholston is quoted by Dutch Sheets in mid-September as having had a word from the Lord that read, “I hear the Lord saying: ‘In the days ahead, I’m going to remove the covering where evil has been hiding. Up from that will rise a stench. But I say to My church, stay the course, for I am giving beauty for ashes. This is MY time. I will come, and I will make things right again, but you must stay the course.’”
Her accompanying vision included a fighter pilot flying his jet while being divinely protected from incoming missiles which hit an invisible barrier just before reaching him, exploding all around him. The repeated phrase she heard was “stay the course.”
Gina’s encounter occurred in February, 2020, just before the lockdowns began across our country and across the world. At first, I moved on after reading it – but God kept bringing it to my mind and her vision has really dug deeply into my thinking and perspective. And I find it helpful.
We are definitely living in a time when the stench of evil is nearly everywhere we look or listen. Corruption—corruption “on steroids”, to utilize a popular phrase—is being revealed from school boards to the illegitimate regime overseeing our American government; from clinical workers in local settings to the powerful heads of medical conglomerates and pharmaceutical mega-companies; from small, independent nonprofit organizations to powerful, over-arching and intertwined Foundations; from local government officials to the highest national political Conventions and Parties; from all these (and more-such as illegal censorship, oppressive taxation, unvetted non-citizens with no loyalty to American ideals imported by the thousands to undermine the strength of national unity) the stench of evil is daily in our sight, our nostrils, impacting our lives with a constant buffeting of fear, anxiety and confusion.
Our individual “fighter planes” are being assaulted and rocked endlessly.
Stay the course. Are you kidding, Lord? Have you taken a peek down here to see what that entails?
He is not kidding, for we are His hands and feet on this earth, His voice to proclaim. I read a 9-16-21 prophetic word from Johnny Enlow, who said he asked the Lord, ‘Why is this taking so long?’ The answer he reportedly heard in his spirit was lengthy, but centered around a central theme, “I am still interested in My Kingdom ways being demonstrated on earth as it is in heaven, I need My church awake and in agreement with My mandate. My message hasn’t changed, ‘You are the light of the world,” “you are the salt of the earth.” You must from now on TARGET darkness in your society. That is what an Ekklesia does. Enough with the doctrines which permit you to excuse yourself from My Kingdom Mandate. I did not say, ‘Speculate until I return,’ I said ‘Occupy until I return.’ “Occupy” is a military term. Doctrinally-induced sleep and escapism has made My church almost irrelevant compared to what I made her to be…I have held Myself back from your quick rescue at this difficult time as I am thinking of your children, and their children, and your children’s children. You will awaken, you will make the shift, you will arise and shine.”
Godless evil is not new. Adam and Eve faced it. Moses faced it. Noah faced it. King David faced it. Elijah and Daniel faced it. Jesus faced it. Each of the disciples faced it. And history since those centuries has had its own representatives of goodness and freedom facing the forces of evil and enslavement.
Just as the evil has had many names throughout ages, it is called by many names today. John correctly discerned in I John 2:18, “even now many antichrists have appeared” – even though we, as an American society, tend to think of ourselves as “too sophisticated” to boil down complex issues as being a conflict of good vs. evil. Yes, there are many antichrists in our midst, and it is a perspective we should, perhaps, relearn.
There is more to Gina Gholston’s word: “What is coming in the days ahead, will cause a great temptation to abort the mission. But the Lord says, believe the love I have for you. My love will carry you through unscathed if you STAY THE COURSE. The danger is when you get off the course, says the Lord. My peace is on this course. My mercy is on this course. My grave is on the course. Do not focus on what you see in front of you in these days.”
I was thinking about that phrase – My love will carry you through unscathed. “unscathed” is a tough word to process in today’s crisis-laden world. Forced chemical injections. Forced job losses. Forced compliance. Forced loss of different freedoms. Forced educational indoctrination. Forced financial parameters. Forced awareness of genuine dangers inside and outside our national borders. There is even a sense that we are being pressured into “forced faith.”
Paul described to those in Corinth, “We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not despairing; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.” (2 Cor. 4:7-9, NASB) I like The Passion translation of the same scripture: “Though we experience every kind of pressure, we’re not crushed; at times we don’t know what to do, but quitting is not an option. We are persecuted by others, but God has not forsaken us. We may be knocked down, but not out. We continually share in the death of Jesus so that the life of Jesus will be revealed through our humanity.” (TPT, 2 Cor. 4:7-10)
The Message translation of 2 Cor. 10:3-6 teaches, “The world is unprincipled. It’s dog-eat-dog out there! The world doesn’t fight fair. But we don’t live or fight our battles that way – never have and never will. The tools of our trade aren’t for marketing or manipulation, but they are for demolishing that entire massively corrupt culture. We use our powerful God-tools for smashing warped philosophies, tearing down barriers erected against the truth of God, fitting every loose thought and emotion and impulse into the structure of life shaped by Christ.”
Stay the course. Seek Him as to what and where to occupy ground that the enemy has claimed, and TARGET that darkness. His love will carry us through.