IT IS THE FULLNESS OF TIME FOR OUR NATION
by Maggie Bowcock
“For I tell you the truth, throughout history there has never been a man who surpasses John the baptizer. Yet the least of them who now experience God’s heaven realm will become greater than he. From the moment John stepped onto the scene until now, the realm of God’s kingdom is bursting forth, and passionate people have taken hold of its power.” Matt 11:11-12.
Neh 4.18 "And each of the builders worked with his sword strapped to his side. But the trumpeters stayed beside me."
There are two visions in the heavens for New Zealand. The plan of the Kingdom is to work with the Ekklesia to create a structure over our nation like a hothouse that will raise up the generations to be strong plants, restoring the nation to an Eden for God's children, and to send from this place of strength warrior/kings into all the earth. This is the call and the destiny of New Zealand, to show what restoration and reconciliation looks like to the world. It is no error that we have tremendous natural beauty. New Zealand was, and is, meant to be the Kingdom of heaven on earth, in terms of under God's headship and authority. We were meant to flourish, we were meant to walk with God in the garden.
The plan of the enemy is to turn New Zealand into a dustbowl, and he is planning to send a wrecking ball through this nation, to place us in a subsistence lifestyle. When there is no abundance, self-preservation and an inward focus is commonplace. I believe God wants abundance and an outward focus towards the nations of the world.
There is a call on the believers to join forces and work with the heavenly hosts, and the will of the Father is to rule this nation with the ‘Rod of iron’. There must be no agreement with anything less than to enforce full restoration of this part of the earth to God’s original design that Jesus died and rose again for. Not just to redeem humanity, but to redeem nations for Himself.
This requires a call to war on the part of the Ekklesia where we violently tear down the strongmen over this nation and pull down the rulership of the kingdom of Heaven. It is time for the prince of the power of the air to be disarmed over our nation. How long will we tolerate his works? Where he is there is every evil thing. Where God is there is no shadow. There is a call for a coming together and a militant uprising in the prayer/declaration realm, a call to receive a new anointing for warfare, a call for seers to identify the strongmen and gather the troops for war. There are new mantles to be picked up to accomplish this task by those who have ears to hear and eyes to see.
It is not business as usual. There is before us life and death. How long will we, the Ekklesia, tolerate the enemy sowing destruction in our fields? We must lift our eyes higher and recognise that we are in an era where God wants to answer the prayers and cries of previous generations for this nation.
It is the fullness of time for our nation and it is the time to fight again. Go up to the mountain and fight again. I believe God is behind us in this and we will win. If He is for us who can be against us? This is His plan – to unshackle this nation from every form of poverty and ruin, to clear the obstacles and make a dwelling place here in Aotearoa for the presence of God. We are called to be blessed to be a blessing. I see strategically that the Lord’s people, over the generations, have dug wells in every part and region of this nation. It is time to unblock and release those wells, to release the anointing and the power of God for salvation and deliverance that has been stored up or lost in the wells. We have a shortage of housing in this nation and many homeless. The Lord is saying, "Go again to construct my dwelling place over this nation, a place for Me to dwell, and I will build your houses."
He is saying, "Go again to the mountain of the Lord in unity of prayer and see if I won’t answer you and deliver this nation into your hands. Just as Samson pulled down a house, so My church can, and will, pull down a house. It is time to tear down the death and destruction that is running rampant. It is time for the troops to catch the vision and work with the hosts to bring in the King of kings."
It is not too big a vision; faith as a mustard seed that comes from God can move mountains. This is the era of a divine shift and this nation is being called to take part. We are in a time of a fresh empowering. Can we see it? Can we pick it up and run with it? It is a time to be confident in who God is, and a time to be confident in His timetable for this nation. We are already at war, but will we tolerate what the enemy is doing or will we work with the Lord to enforce His Kingdom? Many are matured and ready. These are the ones that are being called into the high places. God is going to restructure leaders in this nation. It is time to release our own agendas and see where God is working and come alongside and work with Him. It’s a time for humility and gentleness with each other in the body of Christ, and a time to see His Kingdom come. For everything there is a time and a season and now is that time and season.
Maggie Bowcock has been a prophetic minister/seer and intercessor for over 30 years. During that time she has been used by the Lord in a wide range of arenas such as Church Leadership, Education and the Arts. Over the years Maggie has trained up believers to move in their prophetic gifting through teaching and preaching in prophetic schools and conferences, and she has ministered in New Zealand, Australia, Vanuatu, and Tonga. She is a ground-breaker prophet and has been used to open up a way for the Spirit to move in hard places, and to establish things at a foundational level. She loves to encourage those who are not functioning in a place of public prominence.