“Wake up, sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.” Ephesians 5:14

Wake up oh sleeper, rise up you men of God.  A battle cry is being sent out. It is time to shake of the apathy and complacency that have kept you asleep and silent.

“The LORD will go forth like a warrior, He will arouse His zeal like a man of war. He will utter a shout, yes, He will raise a war cry.” Isaiah 42:13

This is a battle cry to the men.

“The hour has come for you to wake up from your slumber” Romans 13:11

In this hour, God will begin to restore a new identity in men to take back your God given position of authority & leadership in your families, communities, and country; shaking the kingdom of darkness and taking back that which is rightfully yours.

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy.” John 10:10

It is time to take back territory from the enemy for my kingdom’s purposes. Satan has sought to rob, kill, and destroy you, your family, your community, and your country. Broken homes, addictions, selfishness, pornography, the feminist movement, and the culture have robbed you of your identity, purpose, and a divine confidence in who I made you to be and how I called you to lead and to serve. It is time to move out of your past, and walk into the calling and purpose I have for you in spite of the things that have previously held you back.

WAKE UP from your sleep, ARISE for “zeal for my house shall consume you”. Psalms 69:9

You are called to be men who are zealous for my house and my people; the people placed under your care.

“shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you; not for shameful gain, but eagerly; not domineering over those in your charge, but being examples to the flock” 1 Peter 5

I am calling men to lead as Jesus did. I’m not looking for men who dominate and control others, or men who seek to be first. I need men of selfless devotion to me, who don’t “look after their own interests, but the interests of others”. Phil 2:4

“And he sat down and called the twelve. And he said to them, “If anyone would be first, he must be last of all and servant of all.” Mark 9:35

I am looking for men who are willing to become servants and the least of all; serving faithfully and sacrificially, even being willing to lay down your life as Jesus did.

“who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.” Phil 2:6

This is the kind of man I am calling you to be.  One who is willing to deny yourself and your pleasures, putting the needs of others before your self at any and all costs. You are called to repair the breach and stand in the gap as Moses did and in doing so he saved his people.

“I fell down before the LORD, as at the first, forty days and nights; I neither ate bread nor drank water, because of all your sin which you had committed in doing what was evil in the sight of the LORD to provoke Him to anger. For I was afraid of the anger and hot displeasure with which the LORD was wrathful against you in order to destroy you, but the LORD listened to me that time also. The LORD was angry enough with Aaron to destroy him; so I also prayed for Aaron at the same time. (Deu 9:18-20)

“I, moreover, stayed on the mountain forty days and forty nights like the first time, and the LORD listened to me that time also; the LORD was not willing to destroy you.” (Deu 10:10).

“Therefore He [God] said that He would destroy them, had not Moses His chosen one stood in the breach before Him, To turn away His wrath from destroying them. (Psalms 106:23)

It is time to step up and step into this challenge. It will not be easy, in fact, you will have to fight for it with everything you have. The culture, your past, your flesh, and sin will fight to demote you from your position. You MUST pray for MY strength and power to be released in your life so that you may be able to accomplish all that I’m calling you to as you shake the kingdom of darkness and take back that which is rightfully yours. Ask Me to show you how to return to your position of God given authority and leadership in a way that honors me and honors others.  You will need my strength to withstand the attack of the enemy against all I am calling you to in this time.

“PUT ON THE WHOLE ARMOR OF GOD” as you will need it in order to stand firm in the face of evil.  Pray also for MY wisdom and revelation to be released for you and others.  I am looking for men who will not be swayed by public opinion or man’s approval, but by the word of God so that they will be able to stand for righteousness, holiness, and truth in a wicked generation.

It is not too late for this country, but I am calling you to WAKE UP, RISE UP, AND RETURN TO YOUR POSITIONS.