Danielle Dixon, Queensland, Australia
The Lord is Granting Spiritual Clemency
I woke up on a recent morning to the Lord saying, “I am granting spiritual clemency.” So, I quickly looked up the definition for the word “clemency” and found that it means: “an act of mercy by a person in authority toward someone who has committed a crime, esp. by reducing a punishment.”
I knew this word was for the Body at large. The Lord said, “This is the time I am fulfilling covenant promises.” He brought to my mind “the sure, mercies of David” which is that powerful covenant God made with David mentioned in 2 Samuel 7:12-16; the promise that David’s seed would be shown mercy, establishing the throne of God’s Kingdom forever, and that God’s love would never be removed from the offspring of David. We are in the generation where God’s love has been poured out with the purpose of establishing the everlasting Kingdom on Earth.
We are in the generation where we will see thrones of darkness torn down and demonic kingdoms crushed. The everlasting Kingdom of God is arising in all its glory as promised in Daniel 2.
“In the time of those kings, the God of Heaven will set up a Kingdom that will never be destroyed, nor will it be left to another people. It will crush all those kingdoms and bring them to an end, but it will itself endure forever.” (Daniel 2:44)
We will see the words prophesied over mankind in Genesis 1:28 declaring that mankind is “anointed to subdue” take on a greater meaning as we watch nations become subdued.
Those Like King Cyrus Will Rise Up to Open the Double Gates
There will be those like King Cyrus who will rise up to open the double gates that no one will shut. This is a pivotal time in history for the prophets of God to decree and declare who shall rule the political governments of the earth. These rulers are handpicked by the Lord and will be instrumental in opening double gates and keeping them open, both spiritually and politically.
“Thus, saith the LORD to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have holden, to subdue nations before him; and I will lose the loins of kings, to open before him the two leaved gates; and the gates shall not be shut…” (Isaiah 45:1)
God is a covenant making and covenant-keeping God. He does not forget the promises of His covenants (Psalm 89:34). We know that Jesus is the fulfilment of the everlasting covenant. This season is bursting with the Davidic promise of unprecedented mercy being made available to the Body. Mercy has a purpose in the earth to establish God’s Kingdom in the nations.
Declaring Mercy Over the Regions and Nations
We are to declare mercy over regions and nations. We have an inheritance of mercy through the covenant given to David. As we start decreeing and declaring mercy we will see impossible situations turn around, we will see nations and their rulers fall to their knees. Mercy will flow like a river deep over the earth. Rebellious nations need mercy, dictatorships need mercy, alienated people groups need mercy and rogue political systems need mercy.
When we come to the courts of Heaven seeking mercy and not demanding justice we cause a shift in the spirit realm. It is like the law of opposites moving in the opposite spirit causes confusion in the enemy’s camp which makes the dethroning of these principalities, powers, rulers of darkness and spiritual wickedness in the heavenlies much easier.
What happens when we cry “mercy”? We are unraveling the devil’s lies. But when we respond with reactionary behavior, demanding justice, it supports and strengthens the lies. Mercy triumphs over judgment (James 2:13). This is not a time for judgment, this is a time for God’s covenant promise of mercy to triumph over every evil in the earth.
Arise and Shine!
“Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you” (Isaiah 60:1).
This flow of God’s mercy causing repentance will turn the hearts of the fathers to the children and the children to the fathers. Fathers arise in the earth. All creation is groaning for the sons of God to come forth. Arise anointed of God and take your apostolic seats over people groups, political arenas, over nations.
“When your days are over, and you rest with your ancestors, I will raise up your offspring to succeed you, your own flesh and blood, and I will establish his kingdom. He is the one who will build a house for My name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever. I will be his Father, and he will be My son. When he does wrong, I will punish him with a rod wielded by men, with floggings inflicted by human hands. But My love will never be taken away from him, as I took it away from Saul, whom I removed from before you. Your house and your kingdom will endure forever before Me; your throne will be established forever.” (2 Samuel 7:12-16 NIV) (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)
Pastor Danielle Dixon has a passion to see the “captives set free.” Having overcome obstacles and bondages in her own life, she shares her life experiences to encourage others to believe that with God all things are possible. Danielle and her husband Massey Dixon are senior pastors of ARK Ministries, a church they planted 19 years ago in Queensland, Australia. Their vision is to embrace people with love, hope and the goodness of God. God has used her prophetic gift to encourage many people in church settings and the marketplace over the past 25 years of ministry.