As I listened to different ministers talk about what they perceived for 2024, one passage of scripture was spoken of over and over again.

Psalm 24. Just this morning God began to talk to me about the same set of scriptures and how we enter into a time of the blessing of God.

This morning as I was spending time with God, I felt He began to share with me that those who enter in will be those with clean hands and a pure heart. Those who have obediently followed God, His Word, and His ways.

Psalm 24:1-6 says, The earth is the Lord’s, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein. For he hath founded it upon the seas and established it upon the floods. Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord? or who shall stand in his holy place? He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart, who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully. He shall receive the blessing from the Lord, and righteousness from the God of his salvation. This is the generation of them that seek him, that seek thy face, O Jacob. Selah.

If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land. Isaiah 1:19

These are those who will enter and partake of all God has for us in this year.

Even as I was contemplating this truth, I received an email from a minister that said, “Cleansing for the Journey.” Once again, I knew God was confirming what He was showing me.

You may recall, in the Old Testament, anytime God was going to come down and talk to His people He always told them to first, cleanse themselves. They had to remove any and all idols in their possession. I believe God is saying the same thing to us today.

“Cleanse yourself, for I am coming to dwell among you and do mighty wonders, signs and miracles, like you have never seen.”

My friends, it is time to check your heart, examine your motives, seek God’s face for anything that needs to be cleansed in your life. That’s what God had me doing the past couple months. I encourage you to join me in a time of cleansing for the journey.

In lieu of this truth, I want to share a message and a word with you that I once read from Pastor Scott Reece – it speaks into the very things I am talking about.

 

Strike Now! By Pastor Scott Reece

 

I am commanded of the Lord to issue an alert to the Ekklesia.

 

Much like a tornado watch versus a warning, this is an alert, not an alarm.

 

This is the time to strike NOW! Raise your swords, activate your faith, release your anointing. This is a preemptive strike against the forces of darkness that have aligned against you, your children, your marriage, your home, and your future. (In that order).

 

Hell has picked up the sounds, sights and signals of the Kingdom shift that has already been activated and has strategized a warfare assault to minimize and derail your faith. This is a push into territories that have been left unprotected, vulnerable, and weak, starting with yourself and your children.

 

God has issued a “decree of outpouring” that rivals any earthly revival ever known to mankind. This sustained revival season that we are entering will eternally shape everything that we know about the body of Christ. The repercussions of this revival will reverberate throughout history. This sustained outpouring will be talked about, studied, analyzed, and will advance millions into the kingdom.

 

This is a heavenly release that will captivate the hearts, minds and destinies of every stratum of society. It will impact elections, governments, nations, denominations, educational systems, cultures and history. We are entering into an era that will be defined as “the great turnaround.” Churches will be planted in the thousands, but they will look different than what you have seen before. This is a movement of fire! It has already been activated in “hotspots” around the world that have sensed it and have seen it in the Spirit.

 

Hell has caught wind of this divine moment in time and is in assault mode. Weaknesses will be exposed and attacked. Foundations will be shaken, unsecured assets will be seized, and anything left unsecured will be easy prey.

 

The all-points alert is to secure your kingdom now! Strike first! Everything that is secured by you will be swept into the outpouring of God. This is the cry of heaven to “apply the blood to the doorposts” of everything that is precious to you!

 

Take nothing for granted! Strike first, follow kingdom directives to secure your kingdom.

 

Ask Holy Spirit to open your spiritual eyes and understanding, allowing you to see beyond the natural and then secure your borders.

 

Strike first by cleansing your home. Walk your home, take time in your children’s rooms. Discern the space and the atmosphere. Spiritually deal with any issues, weaknesses, or vulnerabilities. Give up NO ground to the enemy. Even as you would use a diffuser to treat the air in your home, use your spiritual language, worship, and decrees to treat the atmosphere of your home.

 

Strike first by anointing your home with anointing oil. Anoint every entry point, stopping and making your faith declarations.

 

Strike first by praying together as a family. Cover this moment. Anoint your family with oil, making your faith declarations over them. Stop and prophesy over them. Secure their personal borders and their futures. Call them into the turnaround outpouring.

 

Strike first by asking Holy Spirit to reveal anything offensive to Him that could serve as an invitation to darkness. Be discerning. Remove the offense.

 

  • Alignment is protection.
  • Obedience is security.
  • Cleansing is breakthrough.

Striking first and securing the borders of your kingdom advances you into victory. It literally postures you in a place of sustained outpouring that establishes the destiny of your lineage for generations to come.

Although this word is not current, I believe the Lord brought it back across my path for a reason. I also believe it is for NOW, this year we are in. Personally, God has led me through a time of cleansing over the past couple months. I am hearing the same thing from other ministers and Christians. It is time to align with God’s Word. To obey the Word of God like never before. To remove anything and everything that would hinder the blessings of God. In doing so, we position ourselves for all God has for us.

 

Who will ascend this year? Those who have clean hands and a pure heart – may we be one of those.