I released this word on the 8th of October 2019. The initial revelation came during May of 2019. I feel it is time to re-release as I believe the Lord has given me a ‘part two’ of this word which will follow in the coming days.
The revelation came via a vision of myself standing in an open field. The sun was shining. The grass was swaying in the breeze. Beautiful rolling hills framed the background.
The Lion of the Tribe of Judah (Jesus) walked up behind me, opened His mouth and breathed on me. His breath ruffled my hair and I laughed with joy. (Rather ironic as I don’t like my hair messed up…) There was such joy at that moment. Indescribable joy…
As I came out of the encounter I heard the Lord speak, “The Breath of His Mouth”. I knew it was somewhere in the Psalms so I went on a treasure hunt. As I read through Psalm 33:1-6 I was struck with both the joy and the majesty evident in this psalm. The goodness of God manifest in all of creation is also clear. All of the earth, its fullness and the starry hosts speak of the richness of His love towards us. What an awesome playground He has gifted us with!
Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous!
For praise from the upright is beautiful.
Praise the Lord with the harp;
Make melody to Him with an instrument of ten strings.
Sing to Him a new song;
Play skillfully with a shout of joy.
For the word of the Lord is right,
And all His work is done in truth.
He loves righteousness and justice;
The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord.
By the word of the Lord the heavens were made,
And all the host of them by the breath of His mouth.
Ps. 33:1-6 NKJV, emphasis added
How much more the roar?
The Lord then reminded me of the character Aslan from the much-loved Chronicles of Narnia series by C.S. Lewis. I love reading these stories to my children. There are times when the lion speaks. Other times he breathes on dead things and brings them back to life. But there are moments the lion opens his mouth and roars! If you remember the story in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Aslan tells Susan and Lucy to cover their ears because He must roar. Here is the excerpt:
“And now,” said Aslan presently, “to business. I feel I am going to roar. You had better put your fingers in your ears.”
And they did. And Aslan stood up and when he opened his mouth to roar his face became so terrible that they did not dare to look at it. And they saw all the trees in front of him bend before the blast of his roaring as grass bends in a meadow before the wind.”
~ C.S. Lewis (1950), The Chronicles of Narnia, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (pg. 185)
The Lord then said, “If by a word from My mouth the world was made. If by the breath of My mouth the stars were formed, how much more the roar?!”
As in the story with Aslan, the Lion of the Tribe of Judah is roaring over us and our circumstances. It is an act of war and divine declaration over our destiny. His anger is turned toward the schemes of the enemy in this season who is trying to pull us out of a place of joy and rest in the meadow. A place of flourishing. A place where the breath of His mouth is blowing on us with fresh revelation and rhema (quickened) words of life. A place of prosperity. I believe the hills in this vision represent our prosperity.
Rejoice as a prophetic solution
If we look back at Psalm 33, I believe we will see a prophetic solution–rejoice! When the enemy tries to intimidate, silence or steal from you, open your mouth and make a sound! Pick up an instrument. It doesn’t matter how skilled you are. The word “skillfully” in verse 3 simply means to be “good, well, glad or pleasing”. Just be ready to praise. Now is the time for obnoxious praise. It’s a “Take that!” in the face of the enemy. The instrument of ten strings in Psalm 33 actually represents complete praise. Hold nothing back. As you do, the Lion of the Tribe of Judah is roaring over you in response. His face towards the enemy is terrible indeed! Oh, how He loves, protects and watches over us. As in the picture at the head of this word, open your mouth, release a sound and watch Him roar! If the breath of His mouth creates stars, how much more the ROAR?!!! That’s mind-boggling, especially if you know a bit of the science behind stars…
To activate into this word, please pray with me:
Father, in the Name of Jesus, I put on the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness. The oil of joy for mourning. (Is. 61:3) No matter what my circumstances say, I choose to stay in the place of rest. A place of prosperity. A place of joy. I receive your word today breathing on me fresh life. Fresh hope. Now is the time to “Raise a Hallelujah!” I will rejoice because You have made me righteous. I will give you complete praise. I will hold nothing back. I will trust You because You are perfectly just, perfectly righteous and the embodiment of Truth. I am trusting in You, Lord, to vindicate me. I will not lean on my own understanding. I will acknowledge You in ALL my ways and You shall direct my path (Prov. 3:5-6). You will not let me down. You will not fail me. All mountains and obstacles in my way shall melt like wax at Your presence (Ps. 97:5).
Breathe on me afresh. I receive Your empowerment. Your joy. Your peace. Your prosperity. Your rest. As I rest in You, as I lift up a sound of praise, I thank You for the roar! How much more the roar?!
Hallelujah and amen.