For Such a Time as This

 
A word by Bryan Burt
 
The Lord spoke powerfully to me and His voice was booming with authority.  
 
“The righteous gatekeepers shall arise in 2020 and they shall be like Mordecai carrying the Spirit of adoption, adopting all the Esther’s who will fast and pray by My Spirit.  They will clearly see the works of the enemy and become My Chief advisors.”
 
The Holy Spirit spoke this to me in a Time that I was seeking direction for 2020, late January and early February of this year.  I had decided to take 30 days off to seek the Lord. I usually ask for a word of the Lord for each year, but this year I just sought Him and then to my surprise after 20 days the Holy Spirit spoke this Word to me and then went quiet about it, until Now.
 
The Kingdom of God demonstrates the righteousness and goodness of God.  Every perspective must be recalibrated to first understand that God is Good. God is Good must be our baseline or plumb line as we move forward in this unprecedented Era of Glory.
 
 A generation is about to taste and see that the Lord is Good like never before on earth. They shall discover for themselves that the LORD is kind. They shall desire to seek Jesus personally for all their needs and protection. All are welcomed at the table of Grace.
 
Gatekeepers were an important part of maintaining order in ancient societies. Gatekeepers guarded the city gates, palace gates, and temple gates.  They carried the keys to those gates and had been proven to be trusted.  They were placed in positions of Trust. They ensured order and reverence for God’s house.
 
Let us look at this from another perspective. Our conscience, the fear of the Lord, and the Holy Spirit can be considered our “gatekeepers” of our hearts. Our five senses are considered to be gates in which our soul interacts with the world through the physical body.  We must not ignore the gatekeepers that Father God has placed in our lives to guard our hearts because from our hearts spring the issues of life.
 
Why would Father use the term righteous gatekeepers? In simple terms, righteousness, when translated from the Greek, is based off the stem (stem is the part of a word that is left after you take off the ending) dikai-into English we make use of two sets of words based on the stems, just and right.   Those who stand for justice and those who are in right standing with God’s will shall be established as a watchman in this hour.  They shall be righteous gatekeepers willing to walk the path of righteousness for His name’s sake with the next generation.  This is truly a culmination of ages and ages of prayer.
 
We are made righteous only through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe and this is tied to Father’s mercy, loving-kindness and Justice as told by the Prophet Hosea (2:19 and 10:12).  Father revealed to me that these Mordecai’s and Esther’s shall have great Faith such as those in Hebrews 11, but Holy Spirit said we are now invited to the fullness of faith…”He spoke and the invisible realm gave birth to all that is seen.” There is birthing and much of what has not been revealed shall be revealed in this last time. 
 
This type of faith moved Abel to choose, lifted Enoch from this life, opened Noah’s heart, motivated Abraham to obey God’s call and leave the familiar, enabled Moses to choose God’s will, stirred Moses to perform the rite of Passover and sprinkle lamb’s blood…
 
Hebrews 11 verse 39 states: “These were the true heroes, commended for their faith, yet they lived in hope without receiving the fullness of what was promised them.  But now God has invited us to live in something better than what they had—faith’s fullness! This is so that they could be brought to finished perfection alongside of us.”
 
But NOW.
 
This fullness of faith shall come as fathers and mothers walk alongside sons and daughters of faith in unity.  They will understand what family is and how we are so connected to one another through the perfect Love of God that casts out all tormenting fear.
 
You may be asking? Why Mordecai and Esther within this prophetic word?  First and foremost, we see the Spirit of adoption at work.  
 
Mordecai adopted Esther and accepted the role of a father figure in her entire life. Let me be clear as I proceed,  Father said this is not gender-specific.  Male or female can work within either of these mantles that we shall address.  
 
Mordecai had a clear vision and seen the hidden beauty and potential within Esther. The very meaning of Esther is “hidden”.  Mordecai can mean “little man” and it is obvious he was well respected among his people and walked in great humility.  Mordecai became the missing father and mother that Esther had lost early in her life.  We have a generation that has experienced much of what Esther has gone through. 
 
Esther’s potential was released through a relationship of a father’s counsel and love given by a man who stood in the gap for his people.  When Mordecai spoke to Esther “For if you keep silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. And who knows whether you have not come to the Kingdom for such a time as this?”  This statement released and activated her purpose.  Revealed her destiny and tapped into an unknown potential that was hidden within the heart of Esther.  She stepped forward after years of silence willing to lay her life down for a cause bigger than she could have ever imagined.
 
This established Esther as a true leader.  Calling people to pray and fast for the Nation.  Standing in the gap before her king willing to give her life for a cause bigger than her.  She was all in.
 
Just as in the Roaring twenties.  God is Roaring over His people in 2020.  The Lord is showing me how women will step into leadership roles that He has called them to with boldness and courage demonstrated by Esther.  I see a generation of women stepping into their God-given destinies as true leaders as bold as a lion.
Mordecai was a lion and only lions can give birth to lions.  Esther became a force to be reckoned with. You will be too.  Hear the Lord, you were born for this time, right now because we do not serve a God of accidents.  We serve a God of purpose and you are a vital part of God’s plan.
 
Are you not alive in a significant time, like no other?  You are being called out to release what God has hidden in you.  There is a time to remain hidden and there is a designated time to arise and shine.  Take this time to allow God to reveal to you His timing.
 
There is coming a mantling of fathers and mothers, much like Mordecai, to nurture and counsel a generation of sons and daughters.  They will learn to speak on behalf of the King of kings due to the honor they have given for those who plowed and sowed before them.  They shall know their purpose and be rooted in their identity.  I hear the Lord saying “A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into their lap.”
 
These sons and daughters shall be surrounded by good counsel.  They will know the proper times of the Lord.  One example of this is when Esther was told to remain silent about her identity and then at the perfect time, she was released to tell the king when it would impact him the most on behalf of her people.  These sons and daughters in the New Era will have such an impact upon the earth that even those in the highest positions of power in the Nations shall give them favor and make room for them as advisors.
 
A very significant point that God is showing me is how Mordecai could see the works of the enemy.  We are called to know the schemes of the enemy.  Mordecai didn’t hesitate to tell Queen Esther of the plot to assassinate the king and by doing so she gained even more favor from the king…  Queen Esther did tell the king that the source of the information was from Mordecai and by doing so the king remembered him. It is not the goal of the enemy to assassinate the anointing or the anointed?  The sons and daughters arising in this generation will have a gift of discernment like no other generation.  
 
Haman was an evil wicked man who had the king’s ear, but never forget that Mordecai never bowed to this man because in doing so he would bring dishonor to His God.  This generation will carry the nobility of the One True King Jesus.  They will never bow under extreme pressure.
 
These gatekeepers will be mature through being trained and they will have discernment.  Teachers with a prophetic revelatory gift will fill the Body of Christ to sustain the saints through this Era.  This is what I hear the Spirit saying to the Church.  Unity is made possible by the Spirit of adoption. Adoption will become a revelation within mentorship.  Mentors shall walk with this generation and the Last shall become the First through unity.  The old and new walking together in agreement to form an entire New Wineskin in an Entire New Era. They will know how to truly honor one another to glorify Christ.
 
Because of what Mordecai did, the king made him his Chief Advisor.  Gave him a golden crown and all that the enemy had was given to him. There was a transfer of wealth, influence and favor that saved a Nation. The feast of Purim celebrates these divine reversals.
 
“And the king took off his [signet] ring, which he had taken from Haman, and gave it to Mordecai. And Esther set Mordecai over the house of Haman.” ~Esther 8:2
15 “And Mordecai went forth from the presence of the king in royal apparel of blue and white, with a great crown of gold and with a robe of fine linen and purple; and the city of Shushan shouted and rejoiced.” ~Esther 8:15
 
I can’t help, but to add.  When I read in the Word, Chief Advisor, the word Chief leaped off the page at me because of the prophecy about the Chiefs winning the super bowl.  Not only do you walk in Victory, but you have the King’s ear and live within His Heart.  Please hear the Father’s Heart and know you are truly loved and not forsaken. Called, set-apart and born again for such a time as this.
 
I want to address 5 signs to be expectant that will be displayed by the men and women who will be arising and shining so bright in this New Era.  These are, but a few things gleaned from the Character of Mordecai and Esther.
 
1)  They will be compassionate to the needs of others.  They will understand that to open the hearts and minds of the people they will have to understand their hurts.  They will be willing to be inconvenienced and place themselves in uncomfortable situations completely relying upon the Comforter as they walk alongside one another empowered by Grace.
 
2)  They will operate in divine wisdom from a pure heart.  They will never allow the anointing to be assassinated through the grieving and quenching the Holy Spirit.  They will be sensitive to the Holy Spirit leading and bow only to the One True King Jesus Christ. 
 
3)  They will demonstrate bold courage.  They will never compromise the anointing over popular opinion.  They will only bow to the culture of Heaven on Earth.  The will despise evil.
 
4)  They will possess an unshakable living Hope in God’s provision.  They are in union with their First love Jesus.  They have counted the cost for a generation.  Unity is their Vision.
 
5)  Their faith will be rewarded because they sought first the Kingdom of God and demonstrated God’s righteousness by exposing the enemies’ plans.  This will place them in high esteem by their fellow man because they worked for the good of their people and spoke up for the welfare of an entire generation of Gods people.
 
Let’s be refined by God’s Love                                                                                           
Let’s care deeply
Let’s be redefined by our love for one another
Let’s be known by the  fruit of the Holy Spirit 
 
This Word ignited the living Hope within me for a generation that will truly shine bright with the Glory of our Father God.  I pray that Faith, Hope, and Love are imparted as you read this.  May King Jesus open the eyes of our understanding to discern the times and signs in this current age.
 
May Grace be with you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. All Glory to God.
 

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