The LORD said to Moses, “Come up to me on the mountain and stay here…”Ex 24:12
“As a lion roars, a great lion over his prey–and though a whole band of shepherds is called together against him, he is not frightened by their shouts or disturbed by their clamor-so the LORD Almighty will come down to do battle on Mount Zion and on its heights. 5 Like birds hovering overhead, the LORD Almighty will shield Jerusalem; he will shield it and deliver it, he will ‘pass over’ it and will rescue it.” Isa 31:4-5
Whoa!!!! We have just finished thirteen meetings in seven days here in South Africa! I joined with Sean Feucht and Burn 24-7 and we have been traveling to city after city and releasing our voice night after night calling forth the sound of South Africa! The hunger we have experienced here has been inspiring and brought so much expectancy to every meeting. The South African people have welcomed us with open arms and allowed us to join with them and go up and through the Open Door (Rev 5). The meetings have been filled with sound, fire, hunger, healing, dreams and visions, angelic visitations, fire tunnels, glory tunnels, people roaring like lions, and literally people lingering in the presence. They did not want to leave while God was awakening love and releasing encounter. At one moment I looked up and this older man stood with his hands stretched out toward the young people that were leading the fire tunnel. He stood with tears streaming down his face! My heart was overwhelmed. As I am writing this I am in Johannesburg sitting on the back porch of a log cabin still trying to take it all in. I need to pinch myself as I am in the middle of the bush listening to the sound of Lions off in the distance! WHOA!!!! Those who know me and have been in any of my meetings know that this is a dream come true.
Last year Capetown was voted the most beautiful city in the world. With mountainous surrounding, beautiful beaches, and plentiful vineyards I can see why. It is the Legislative Capitol of South Africa. Towering over Capetown is a series of massive mountains! To say it’s breathtaking would truly be an understatement. There are many mountains here but two in particular really spoke to me about South Africa and I believe even as Capetown legislates in the natural that it also is to be Sign and a Wonder to all of South Africa for God’s move.
One mountain standing guard over the city is Table Mountain. It is said to be responsible for it’s birth, growth, and climate. It is visible for over 200 kilometers (124 miles) away and I believe it is a prophetic Sign and Wonder for all of South Africa! One of the reoccurring themes in every meeting here in South Africa has been intimacy and hosting His Presence. The heart of Burn 24-7 and our heart with Richest of Fare Ministries is “all who are thirsty come to the waters” (Is 55) “Where will my resting place be” (Is 66) The Presence of of God is enough! We have to make a place for His Presence. I truly believe this massive Sign and Wonder points us to the revelation that God is inviting us all to the mountain of His Presence just as He did Israel. To the Table that He Himself has prepared for us! A table is a place of intimacy (Song of Solomon 1:12), the mountain is the the Place of Revelation (Ex 24:12), it is the place of Transfiguration (Matt 17:2), it is the place where God rules His Kingdom (Psalms 2:1), and He is inviting us to His… Table Mountain. Like I mentioned before, Table Mountain is responsible for the birth of this beautiful city, it’s growth, and it’s climate. WHOA. It is at the King’s Table, being intimate with our Father, that unveils our deepest hearts desires and it is from that place we rule and reign as His sons.
Also, overlooking this amazing city at 669 meters (2,195 ft) is a mountain with the face of a Lion!!! The people of South Africa call it Lion Head. Sitting on the back porch listening to the lions moan and play, our host begins to to tell us of his close encounter with a lion’s roar. He said it was a blood curdling sound that turned his blood to water! Come on that’s power and authority. I have done much study on the Lion and they say when he roars it can be heard up to five to six miles. It is a territorial sound that boldly proclaims , ‘I am the King of the Jungle’. It releases a fear that stops it’s enemies in their tracks and establishes his kingdom. Never has that been more real to me than now. Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne; Mercy and truth go before Your face. Blessed are the people who know the joyful sound! Ps 89:14-15 I have written on this scripture before…the word joyful sound translates war cry! Everyone has a sound (song). There was the Song of Moses, the Song of Miriam, the Song of Deborah, the Song of Mary etc… “Blessed are the people who know the joyful sound.” When we tap into our sound it releases a war cry that releases righteousness, justice, mercy, and truth! SHOA! In the book of Job it tells us, “Who can understand the spreading of the clouds or the noise of His tabernacle.” Job 36:29 There is a noise, a sound, a roar in His tabernacle. Col 1:27 tells us that it is, “Christ in you the hope of Glory.” Hope mean earnest expectation and Glory means manifest Presence. So we could read this as “It’s Christ the anointed one in us the earnest expectation of manifest presence in the earth!” Christ is the Lion of Judah! The Lion is in us. One of the ingredients for the Altar of Incense is onycha (Ex 30:34) . Onycha is a shell that a fragrance when it’s broken open. Amazingly, it doesn’t break open with force but rather with the release of a sound! SHOA! And the word ‘sound’ literally translates “the roar of a Lion” If we want to see our cities, regions, nations, & cultures crack open and release their fragrance we have to begin to release the territorial war cry of the Lion! Christ in us the hope of Glory! We have to stand as sons of God to call forth our Father’s Kingdom!
The very mountains themselves are prophesying intimacy and sound! Deep calls out to deep in the roar of His waters” Psalms 24:7 The roar is found in His Presence. The Sound is found in intimacy. The Sons release the sound. Rom 8:19 Creation is groaning for the sons of God to be revealed. This is manifested in many ways but one sure way is the for the worshipers to release their sound. “the LORD Almighty will come with thunder and earthquake and great noise, with windstorm and tempest and flames of a devouring fire.” Isa 29:6 It may be a singer singing but it will be a visitation, it may be a drummer drumming but it’s a visitation, a guitar solo but a visitation, it may be loud and boisterous but it’s a visitation! It’s the ROAR that comes from fiery lovers! Night after night we have not been able to end our services here in South Africa. The hunger is so intense, raw, and pure. The sound so strong! Get ready South Africa for a Sound birthed out of intimacy that will release the Presence of God and proclaim His Kingdom in such a dimension that’s never been known. I join with those who have gone before us and I prophesy to even a greater degree the sound that’s to be released from South Africa! The deeper the intimacy the Greater the ROAR! Even as South Africa is rebuilding there cities to host the nations for the World Cup our team believes the Lord is rebuilding and restructuring His people to Host His Presence and release a sound over the World! That even as people are traveling from all the nations to gather at the soccer stadiums these stadiums will be filled with people for a gathering of God’s people. Even as the Onycha breaks and release a fragrance at the Roar of the Lion so will the Nations break open at the Sound of South Africa!