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South Dakota
April 27, 2019

I, Jehovah Nissi, come to you in ease. You are a mender of souls and are not afraid to speak My prophetic truth in dreams. I have opened heaven to you and fastened My Peace in the dense strength of My power that is held across your chest. You have drawn from My Waters; now draw from Me more. Gird yourself once again, for the encroacher and mockers are near to your door; fight to protect, fight to destroy, and fight for what is yours.

More Words to South Dakota
June 18, 2021 & March 7, 2022

South Dakota is a meeting place. You do not have to be from South Dakota to receive from its fruits, but it is important to acknowledge that a meeting can take place or took place and how it was opened for us. As mentioned in “Pennsylvania: Texas”, South Dakota has a developed pastoral ministry. And it is a shepherd that is pleasing to the Lord. Let us share in meeting together today from the long standing and nurtured endowment that is made available to us by and from within South Dakota. 

Jehovah Nissi

Jehovah Nissi was the name of an altar that Moses built after the Amalekites were defeated by Joshua and his men while Moses held up the rod of God in his hand (Exodus 17:8-16). It means “The LORD is my Banner.” The banner or standard is raised up to be seen at a distance. We go to the banner to rally or meet what the banner signifies. And South Dakota has the banner of Jehovah Nissi raised up when He leads us to gather, meet, or connect with whomever and whatever He gives us to meet.

There is a battle with the Amalekites, a branch of the decedents of the Canaanites (corrupt pastoral ministry), before there is a raising of the banner. The Amalekites are moved by their envy of God’s people who are in the midst of carrying out their own call. They try and often succeed in preventing passage in route and are ruthless when we are weak. Out of their envy, they refuse to help other’s in their call when it is in their power to do so. Scripture tells us that the LORD will be at war against the Amalekites from generation to generation (Exodus 17:16). And once we have defeated the Amalekite, which is done by faith when our hand (ministries) and power of the Holy Spirit’s gifts (the rod) are committed to God while trusting His direction and voice, we then are able to see His banner and come to the meeting place.

Jehovah Nissi is the meeting of where He calls to us and we give back to Him His echoing call. It speaks of the soon to come manifestation of what we have been labouring in. Interest, love, and hope are the desires that bring us to the meeting place to manifest their resting place in order to have the interaction that God intended for us to have. We can meet another, a representative of Jesus Christ, or our Father there. We can even feel and see the skies open to heaven there. It is a prepared arena that ties us to an end of what we have been searching for that then develops into a relationship or understanding or a much sought after motorcycle part. Little things or big things can meet in South Dakota. But they all reflect the same dynamic of looking for something in faith that God has given in our heart and mind to find or to know. South Dakota, you have been held up much in prayer. You will continue to be held up in prayer. 

The ass (donkey) & her colt

There was one meeting place that two disciples found a donkey and her colt. It was in a village prior to Jesus entering Jerusalem by Bethphage (house of green figs) and Bethany (house of dates or misery) at the foot of Mount Olive (olives and their oil represent God’s prophetic ministry). In other words, the meeting place to find the donkey and the colt was at the foot of the prophetic mount (Mount Olive) by God’s apostolic wisdom (figs) that were not yet ripened by the fruit of misery (suffering).

7 And they brought the colt to Jesus, and cast their garments on him; and He sat upon him. (Mark 11:7)

The ass’s colt was ridden by Jesus Christ when He entered into Jerusalem that then brought Him to the temple. It is also spoken of in Zechariah 9:9, Matthew 21:7, Luke 19:35, and John 12:14-15. Male asses are a representation of the specific spiritual gift of prophecy (I Corinthians 12:10), which is not the same thing as the prophetic ministry (Ephesians 4:11) although it does operate predominantly from the prophetic ministry. Abraham saddled a male ass when God tested, proved, Abraham in Genesis 22:1-19. The male ass (the gift of prophecy) carries the necessary prophetic burden to its location until that burden is picked up by the person who will follow through with the prophetic sacrifice (Genesis 22:5). The colt brought Jesus to the temple where He judged the corrupt buying and selling of offerings and then later taught within the temple. His ministry to the heart of man had begun.

The teacher’s discerning of spirits ass

In the Matthew 21:1-11 passage that describes the finding of the colt, the colt and his mother are both mentioned. Female asses represent the spiritual gift of discerning of spirits, and before prophecies begin to carry the weight of their responsibility (their charge) they are nurtured within the womb and then later outside of the womb of the Holy Spirit’s discerning of spirits. In other words, the gift of prophecy is a product of the conception of a prophetic Holy Spirit seed in the womb of the teacher’s ministry of the Holy Spirit’s discerning of spirits. It is identified as a gift of prophecy when it is birthed outside of the womb, and then that gift of prophecy is manifested when it is ridden by (carries) the workings of the Lord Jesus Christ. The gift cannot carry its labours successfully until after it has been taught and nurtured at the side and by the milk of the spiritual gift of discerning of spirits.

Female asses are solidly patient and wise in their discernment. It was Balaam’s female ass, the Holy Spirit’s gift of discerning of spirits, that saw with discerning eyes the angel of the LORD (Jesus Christ) with His sword drawn (Numbers 22:21-33). And when we operate as a female donkey (discerning of spirits), we are faithful to operate in the submission and will of the Holy Spirit, the Lord Jesus Christ, and God the Father (I Corinthians 12:4-6). We are also willing to be saddled. We are wealthy in discerning of spirits when we are given female asses. May we give care, heed, and ride them with respect when they are given to us by the Lord and worked in us heartily by the teaching ministry.

Finding a white colt

After time in seeking the meaning from the Lord of the colt, the Lord spoke that I would find a white colt (male donkey) in South Dakota. It was not until leaving the presence of a man that the Lord revealed that the man was the white colt that He sent me to find. And with the finding of him also came the understanding of the significance of what Jesus rode on that day when He entered Jerusalem.

The man was not from South Dakota, but it was in South Dakota that God provided for our meeting place. We struck up an unexpected conversation in a parking lot on a cool late afternoon that extended into early evening. He shared his life’s stories in a condensed fashion with family members and pets contributing also. All of us sensed that the interaction was important. Father, thank you for that man and thank you for the meeting place that was prepared for us.

29 And it came to pass, when He was come nigh to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount called the mount of Olives, He sent two of His disciples, 30 Saying, Go ye into the village over against you; in the which at your entering ye shall find a colt tied, whereon yet never man sat: loose him, and bring him hither. 31 And if any man ask you, Why do ye loose him? thus shall ye say unto him, Because the Lord hath need of him. (Luke 19:29-31)

It was Jesus Christ who was the first to ride (sit) on the male colt. And if we are to operate in the spiritual gift of prophecy, we must submit ourselves and allow Him to break us. Yes, sometimes another may have broken our spirit incorrectly when we were young; but when Jesus breaks us, it is in order to bring us to Him in a living sacrifice. It is also to bring good rule over our spirit (Proverbs 25:28). There is an interesting phenomenon about breaking an animal or a person. They are submitted to the one who “broke” them. When it occurs by an evil hand, it is done to force submission and control over that person that creates and sustains bondage. But when it is done by Jesus Christ, it brings service, devotion, and loyalty. It is done after we have bent the knee to Him as our Lord and Savior. It is in a love relationship for Him as our King.

When we operate as male colts, we have allowed the Lord Jesus Christ to break us. In other words, we have submitted prophecies to Him that He controls, that He dictates, that He gives the direction and fulfillment of. We become the vehicle, the transportation mode, for the Holy Spirit’s gift of prophecy to be spoken, manifested, and carried out. Those who have been broken in and by Jesus Christ are not often found. They first have to be birthed and then nurtured by the teacher’s gift of discerning spirits so that they know who are His and who are not. The colt then must be willing to carry a living prophecy to its destination.

The female donkey and her colt were loosed by the two disciples (Matthew 21:2) and willingly went with them at Jesus’ command. The two disciples represent the foundational apostolic and prophetic ministries with Jesus Christ being the chief cornerstone (Luke 11:49, Ephesians 2:20-22), just as the two servants went with Abraham in Genesis 22:3-5 that then stayed with the male ass while Abraham and Isaac went further. In other words, the gift of discerning of spirits and the gift of prophecy operated within the foundations of God’s apostolic and prophetic ministries. There was no compromise of God’s justice or righteous sacrifices in their work.

South Dakota’s motto: Under God, the people rule

There is much in Scripture about asses (donkeys) and also horses. Male and female donkeys, as mentioned earlier, refer to specific spiritual gifts. The gifts of discerning of spirits and prophecy are both burden bearers. Horses, on the other hand, refer to the Holy Spirit’s operations of dominion not only in our own heart but also in our surroundings and in the heavens. Before a person becomes a donkey rider or a horse rider in the Lord, they must first be willing to be broken by Jesus Christ and carry burdens as a donkey or a horse. In these days in particular, there are many who are incorrectly riding horses and/or riding donkeys in the spirit realm. These are misusing the Holy Spirit’s dominion and/or the gift of discerning of spirits or prophecy. They are the Balaams, described more extensively in “What is a vision?”, who do not exercise the discerning of spirits that is given to them or use the gift to snare or bend as king Saul did. Recall that Saul was looking for his father’s (Kish’s) lost female donkeys prior to becoming king (I Samuel 9:1–10:2).

4 Thou hast given a banner to them that fear Thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth. Selah. (Psalm 60:4)

When we are in submission to the LORD, we are on call for Him, not the other way around. He gives us a banner that is on display. The gifts are submitted and moved by all three members of the Trinity (I Corinthians 12:4-7). This is why the operations of the gifts have had little to no eternal effect on earth, because few are willing to use the things of the Lord in submission to how the gift is to be used (Holy Spirit), what the gift is to be used for and to whom (Jesus Christ), and in the timing of God the Father. All aspects of the LORD and His gifts work together because they are One. This is how the Church is to operate in the same pattern always acknowledging and maintaining the headship of our LORD, which is truth (Psalm 60:4).

South Dakota’s motto reminds us and declares: Under God, the people rule.

When God’s people are not ruling under God, they operate as Sauls (I Samuel 13—15) in their authority. They do not acknowledge the how, what, and timing of the Lord’s commands because their heart is fixed on implementing their authority, strength, and glory of a position or gift rather than on God. They are determined as unfaithful and unprofitable having their position and wealth stripped from them (I Samuel 13:13-14, Esther 1:19, Mathew 25:29-30).

The account of the colt having not been sat upon by man is found in the Luke passage above and in Mark 11:2-7. This is significant because Mark addresses the operational perspective of the pastor/teacher ministries (man face) and Luke represents the operation of the evangelistic ministry (ox face). It is the corrupt pastors and teachers who are most likely to dismiss, misuse, or snuff out altogether the living gift of prophecy. They typically do not ride on donkeys or horses, but they will do all in their power to mute or hobble them. The evangelist conquers unto the LORD. They then become God’s wine producers and drinkers of victory. And it is those operating incorrectly in the evangelistic ministry that need a strong reminder that we do not drink prophetic wine (celebrate before its time), nor do we give ourselves authority without being called by Him, nor do we ride spiritual donkeys or horses without first being trained and broken willingly as His burden carrier.

Honey’s enlightenment

South Dakota’s state insect is the honey bee. Honey relates to apostolic illumination that allows us to see brighter and brighter; we shineth more and more as we grow in apostolic enlightenment (I Samuel 14:27-29). The apostle digests the components of God’s nectar to produce honey for other’s to eat. In the spirit realm honey can be seen and should pour out from the abdomen of a living Lion face (apostolic ministry).

8 And after a time he returned to take her, and he turned aside to see the carcass of the lion: and, behold, there was a swarm of bees and honey in the carcass of the lion. 9 And he took thereof in his hands, and went on eating, and came to his father and mother, and he gave them, and they did eat: but he told not them that he had taken the honey out of the carcass of the lion. (Judges 14:8-9)

Samson took the honey from a carcass of a lion that he had killed at an earlier time (Judges 14:5-7). Samson often dismissed apostolic enlightenment and correction when it came to him for much of his life. He then would later heed to it after he had killed (dismissed) it before.

South Dakota produces apostolic enlightenment. However, some of its residents are not willing to eat of its honey out of not wanting to appear to go against erroneous trends in society. This is not wise and some do not see or understand that God has blessed South Dakota for heeding to Him when He gives them spiritual light. The prophecy at the top of this post states: Gird yourself once again, for the encroacher and mockers are near to your door; fight to protect, fight to destroy, and fight for what is yours. It is an admonishment that still holds. South Dakota, you have been given freedoms and responsibilities because others within you have adhered to God’s wisdom to abide in Him and to separate from evil and do good. They have been willing to allow The rock Sculpturer to carve and shape beauty into their lives and landscape. Do not willingly hand over what has been worked in you, Thus saith the Lord, your banner.

Draw from Me more

The anointing and endowment of South Dakota prepares in advance and offers the meeting place to find what we need in the Lord to go further into His work (Isaiah 62:10-12).

1 As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, 2 saying to them, “Go to the village ahead of you, and at once you will find a donkey tied there, with her colt by her. Untie them and bring them to me. 3 If anyone says anything to you, say that the Lord needs them, and he will send them right away.” (Matthew 21:1-3, NIV)

South Dakota, may you continue to provide meeting places for many interactions to take place that are pleasing to the Lord, from the small things to the mighty things. May God bless South Dakota as your boundaries expand and you absorb the land to your east, the west, and also some to your south. Father, thank you for South Dakota.

10 Go through, go through the gates; prepare ye the way of the people; cast up, cast up the highway; gather out the stones; lift up a standard [banner, signal, rally point] for the people. (Isaiah 62:10)

And may your heart take much pleasure that the Lord and His people have need of you.

The nature of God’s charges

When we are young in the Lord, we are as babes and children. We communicate to God with the expectation that He is on call for us. It is as a baby who cries with the parent supplying our needs. Unfortunately, many stay in this interaction with Him for all of their natural life, which results in chronically immature and presumptuous believers. It is a relationship of expecting God to be on call for them 24/7 at their time, their meeting place, and at their desire. Accountability is low for these believers at the price of losing portions and sometimes all of their eternal call and their individual growth in a maturing relationship in the Lord. They maintain a distant predominantly one-sided interaction, which is chosen by them in their free will.

However, when we have been exposed to many wonderful things that the Lord is and reveals to us, we become accountable for what we are exposed to and are given. We cannot then live in and out of them and think that He will keep Himself and those holy things on stand-by for us as He often does for less accountable Christians who stay as spiritual babes or toddlers. When we grow, God offers us much more. He places prophetic charges on us that many times involve other’s needs. We are thankful for these charges (Joshua 22:1-6, Ezekiel 44:8) because they teach us how to carry prophetic burdens and it reveals to us that we are growing in Him and are given greater responsibility. We are able to operate as male donkeys that have been birthed and nurtured by the teaching of the Holy Spirit’s discerning of spirits female donkey to hear, see, and respond to His commands. This is when the Lord speaks: “I have need of you.”

Once we have been exposed to and know of activities in the spirit realm and even begin working in a charge, are called in warfare, or given a post to attend to in the spirit realm, and then treat it as though it will be there when we happen to go back to them or happen to remember them, it is not possible to go back and pick up where we left off. The charge is alive and the positions to labour in are alive. We cannot revert back as toddlers or even adolescents and tell God that we will operate in Him in our own timing and understanding. We are expected to treat and utilize what we know and have participated in with honour and respect in a more mature fashion.

We go willingly to Him once we have been loosed — to His banner that we could see and hoped for from a distance. We have come to that meeting place and now it is for us to become available to Him 24/7.

Jesus Christ is speaking to Peter after he was instructed by our Lord to feed My lambs (John 21:15), care for My sheep (John 21:16), and feed My sheep (John 21:17).

17 The third time He said to him, “Simon son of John, do you love Me?” Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, “Do you love Me?” He said, “Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Feed my sheep. 18 Truly, truly I say to you, when you were younger you dressed yourself and went where you wanted; but when you are old you will stretch out your hands, and someone else will dress you and lead you where you do not want to go.” 19 Jesus said this to indicate the kind of death by which Peter would glorify God. Then He said to him, “Follow Me!” (John 21:17-19, NIV)

May we be willing to be saddled (Genesis 22:3) and clothed in spiritual garments just as the donkey and the colt were (Matthew 21:7, Mark 11:7, Luke 19:35) for proper use. And may we be willing to go to the meeting places that God sets ahead for us to go.