Psalm 132: 17-18.
- 17 There will I make the horn of David to bud: I have ordained a lamp for mine anointed. note
- 18 His enemies will I clothe with shame: but upon himself shall his crown flourish.
Let's Light the MENORAH: (The Nationhood of God at Pentecost)
David said God has ordained a lamp for His anointed. The Menorah (or the lamp stand) is not a single flame. It is the seven-pronged flaming lamp stand in the temple, symbolizing the seven spirits of God. The Menorah, the lamp stand is the symbol of the nation of Israel. It is the symbol of the Spirit of God resting upon the land in fulfillment of His covenant, and we are going to light the same lamp stand in Nigeria, South Africa and Africa so that the same Spirit that raised prophets for Israel will raise prophets for us. The same Spirit that raised priests and kings for Israel will raise kings for us. The same Seven Spirit that raised wise men, Princes, inventors, patriarchs and fathers for Israel will raise fathers, wise men, nobles and patriarchs etc for us in our land.
You will realize that the Spirit was given in fulfillment of the covenant. There is a covenant of the commonwealth of Israel (Eph 2:12).
There is a covenant of God’s plans for the nations of the world, and the connecting point of heaven’s global plan for nations is in the Abrahamic covenant; the covenant is with Abraham and his seed. I’m not talking about personal covenant – most of us understand covenant in personal terms, but God initiated covenants in national, ethnic terms. The covenant was not with one person or two persons or each person in Israel. The covenant was with the whole nation of Israel. So it was a national covenant, and that’s why God sent the Spirit to bless the nation, to raise people who will build the nation by the power of the Spirit of God.
Psalm 78:70-72 says God took David from following sheep and ewe, great with young, and brought him to lead and to be a captain over His people Israel, because He sought to bless the nation of Israel; and the Bible says he guided and led Israel according to the skillfulness of his hand and according to the integrity of his heart. When God wants to bless a nation He raises princes, sons and nobles to become their leader so that by every measure of their leader, every measure of potential in that land begins to surface. When God is not pleased with Israel He does the opposite: He withdraws true leadership, true nobles, withdraw the elders, priests, prophets, so that the leaders become children. So that no matter how much potential that the land and nation has, it is not going anywhere!
- 1 Now the LORD had said to Abram, Get you out of your country, and from your kindred, and from your father's house, to a land that I will show you:
- 2 And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing:
- 3 And I will bless them that bless you, and curse him that curses you: and in you shall all families of the earth be blessed.
Another name for King James translation of ‘families’ is nations, tribes or people groups. So you see there is a global plan of the world, maybe through UN, IMF, world bank or UNICEF, to develop nations according to their own law, so they have covenants, a confederacy… but you see there is another divine plan (not the human plan, not the demonic plan, not the confederacy of man, but a divine confederacy) called the Commonwealth of Israel, that is upon the basis of the blessing of God upon Abraham to shape nations, to bless nations, to raise real Davidic leadership that will guide according to the integrity of heart and skillfulness of hands.
Eph 2:12 KJV That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world:
And I noticed that since that year 2008 into 2011, the timelines of the nations of Israel and Nigeria began to overlap. The dealings of Israel began to have an effect and impact upon Nigeria. In 2009 I saw the Ark of the Covenant descending with the wings of the cherubs covering it and it was all in a very red, hot flame, and the Spirit of God said to me: I am restoring kingdom apostolic government to your nation.
That was in November 2009, and He said: you have one and a half years to catch up with this. One and a half years from November 2009 lands exactly at April 2011, the weekend of Passover, because if you check, late April, from April 24th, was the weekend of Passover, and for God to bring a word to Nigeria and say, I’m bringing something that you will need to hurry up and catch up with, and you have a time period that lands you exactly at Passover, it meant there was alignment with Israel, because that is the Nation that was birthed by a Passover.
We counted that weekend and it fell in exactly and the things that the Spirit of God revealed about kingdom apostolic government came declared in detail, and they are unfolding from then till now. At the end of the meeting that marked that weekend, I was in Makurdi, Benue State and a man I don’t know walked to me and said there are seventy seven (77) spiritual thrones God has for Nigeria; and you know sevens are a series of Sabbaths. Seven is a number God uses to deal with Israel.
You have the seventh day Sabbath and you have the seventh year Sabbath, which is called ‘the Shemitah (also noticed that Nigeria released a new currency for the 100 Naira note in the Hebrew economic Shemitah year that fell in 2014-2015, when Nigeria turned a hundred years.) . The seventh day is for worship. The seventh year Sabbath is an economic sign, an economic measure. The land is to be lie fallow, there is not supposed to be any kind of human economic- Agricultural activity within during that period.
And from that weekend the Spirit of God said that there is a journey and a mission, because God was beginning to shape Nigeria after the pattern of a covenant with His pattern nation – Israel, and this man said, in seven weeks something is going to happen. Seven weeks from April 24th fell exactly on June 12th. June 12th is the off-track foundation of Nigeria’s democracy that went off track, and God prophetically rejected. The fifth week of those seven weeks was May 29th, and something happens May 29th of every four years: it’s not just about the election but the swearing in of the president.
You see, it was the alignment of Nigeria with the nation of Israel in covenant, thereby bringing forth the prophecy and the promise, for the Spirit of God to begin to raise a nation according to His own pattern. Now you see May 29th came and a series of new strings began. June 12th came and a shift began in Nigeria. Now this is 2016 .
You need to understand, a covenant is marked by feasts. Those who have been listening must have been hearing about God declaring from Isaiah 25 the year of the Lord making a feast upon His mountain unto all nation, where which a veil that is covering all nations will be removed. This year God is initiating a covenant by a feast and that is the feast that we are keeping. Passover was a feast unto the Lord; they ate unleavened bread and they ate the Passover lamb with bitter herbs and they ate it with all their clothes, belts and shoes on, because it was a feast of migration, a feast of shifts, a feast unto movement, a feast that births a new nation. Israel was born a nation out of Egypt at Passover, but the Church exploded into global nationhood at Pentecost! Every nation being present to witness it hearing one language of the holy ghost but in their own various national languages , I. E the Global Nationhood of God. So that what happened at Babel, the demonic patterns for cities, was reversed at Pentecost with the church which is Zion, heavens patterns for cities.
So this is why we need to keep this feast, because we are moving from the commonwealth of nations to the Commonwealth of Israel, so that God can legitimately speak a word to Nigeria, South Africa and Africa as a national son, as a corporate son.
You know, the Bible says that God told Pharaoh: Israel is My firstborn son. Let Israel go otherwise I will destroy your own firstborn, and with Passover in Egypt, the firstborn of God was born out of the nation of Egypt (the nation of Israel).
Well, God did not say Israel was His only son. God only said Israel was His firstborn son, guess, who was the second born? …NIGERIA! Lol.. or South Africa?? Or..what nation are you? Claim it today as Zion's representation in your country.
We are claiming that today in this feast as we light the Menorah!