I recently had a dream in which the Lion of Judah came walking into an urban area. There were high rise buildings all around. Oh, that’s so odd I thought in my dream. Here comes the very Lion of Judah walking right into the city! Suddenly, He roared! It was such a loud, piercing, and ferocious roar, it detonated the air. I saw His swirling breath change to water. This living water though was slightly thicker than water, as if it had oil mixed in. There were bubbles in this liquid and it moved down the urban streets above the ground!
As this liquid came upon people, salvation and miracles broke out! Chains fell off people! Addictions, sadness, depression, and suicide broke off the hearts of people. As His fierce roaring and breath moved out and on, it came to burnt-out places where a fire had ravished an entire suburban area.
As I looked up and down the streets, only cement foundations remained covered with deep gray ash. As the Lion of Judah’s breath and living water came over the burned-out subdivision, the houses started to grow back. The grass grew and the buildings erected right before my eyes! Color and life came back into the area. Hope grew!
As I started to wake up from this dream, I heard the word “detonated.” It is not a word I usually use, so I looked it up online. Detonated means to explode with sudden power and violence. Synonyms for detonated include exploding, blast, blow up, burst, discharge, fulminate, let go, and shoot off. The antonym is to dismantle. Your prayers infused by Holy Spirit power and the Word dismantle and detonate the atmosphere blowing up the plans of the accuser. Your prayers bring the thunderous power of God! These are life-changing, faith-building, and miraculous prayers! Never forget the roaring detonation power you carry!
The Latin renders the word detonated as detonatus, which means “thundered forth.” I think of the Sons of Thunder, James, and John, the fishermen of Mark 3:17. Thunder is loud; it can be frightening and definitely gets your attention! The Thunder brothers were probably nicknamed by Jesus because He knew they could be loud and react harshly to those who came against them. Sometime in John’s life, he went from a salty, harsh fulminating fisherman to the beloved disciple of Jesus! John’s thunderous dark clouded emotions blew apart by the roaring bright love of the Lion! Wherever you are today, God is your life changer and emotional bondage breaker! HE IS bringing new life, new opportunities, new purposes, and plans to your life even in the midst of the burned-out places in your life. HE IS bringing beauty from ashes. HE IS growing you and adding bright, prismatic colors to your heart! HE IS enlivening and emboldens you to roar on, and roar forward!
Jesus’ dunamis power or the (Greek) word for power also means explosive power found in John 18:5-6 when Jesus was going to be arrested before His life’s mission on the cross. “Jesus, knowing full well what was about to happen, went out to the garden entrance to meet them. Stepping forward, He asked, “Who are you looking for?” “Jesus of Nazareth,” they replied. (Now Judas, the traitor, was among them.)
He replied, “I am He.” And the moment Jesus spoke the words, “I am He,” the mob fell backward to the ground!”
Every one of these strong men including Judas the traitor fell backward to the ground by the roaring power of God. Jesus was in charge that night as Lord of Lords (Lion of Judah) and Savior (Lamb of the World). They could not take hold of Him unless He relinquished His rights to them. All evil has to bow at the Name of Jesus. So roar in powerful praise the great Name of our Lord Jesus Christ!
The first definition of detonated included violence which brings to mind Matthew 11:12 (NIV). “From the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven has been subjected to violence, and violent people have been raiding it.”
The Greek word biazō (Strong’s G971) means heaven is taken by violence, carried by a thunderous storm. It also means a share in the heavenly kingdom is sought for with the most ardent zeal and the most intense exertion. I am praying you and I will have the most ardent zeal to carry out His purposes, His divine projects, purposes, and revivals! When the Greek word biazo is translated into Hebrew it becomes a clear reference to Micah 2:12-13 and includes the “breaking forth.”
The Lion of Judah roars today that the kingdom of heaven is forcefully advanced on earth by you, as you pick up your divine purpose and move forward! I prophesy that you will not let the world and its ideas, perceptions, and voices of judgments stop you! You are propelled forward by the roar of the Breaker, Holy Spirit living within! HE IS breaking through to create opportunities for you. HE IS breaking through for you, so pick up your dreams again. HE IS out in the front, leading you on!
There will be NO MORE limitations upon the Roar of your roar! The Lion of Judah, our Breaker has gone before us and is still going before us causing our purpose, our voices, our divine destiny to erupt, and suddenly explode into being!
Did you know confinement (Micah 2:13) also pertains to the period from the onset of labor to the birth of a child? God is birthing your destiny right now! As you roar in prayer and faith, decreeing and declaring His perfect outcomes, the Detonator roars back, bringing into fruition what He has already set in motion for YOU!
The Lion of Judah loves you and He is for you!
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