Ron Sawka Ministries
December 15, 2021; Tevet 11, 5782
“The Lord also will roar from Zion, and utter His voice from Jerusalem; the heavens and earth will shake; but the Lord will be a shelter for His people, and the strength of the children of Israel” (Joel 3:16).
“The Lord roars from Zion, and utters His voice from Jerusalem; the pastures of the shepherds mourn, and the top of Carmel withers” (Amos 1:2).
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The Lord Roars: He Is Moving and Wants You to Move with Him!
It’s time to roar, and it’s time to raise the shout of triumph and victory. God is on the move. He is bringing change, and He wants to hear our shouts of faith and expectation. Last weekend, I preached at our Catch the Fire church in Sano. I didn’t expect the Holy Spirit would prompt me to lead in shouting and roaring, but He did.
A few minutes before I began, Rachel exhorted us to cry out to the Lord with a loud voice. That started it, and the Lord led us deeper into “raising our voices.” The Bible is full of references to shouting (e.g., Psalm 47). I was reminded of how years earlier during the mighty prayer movements in the Korean church, most prayer began with all the people shouting out (as loud as they could), “Shu yo” (O Lord). Somehow they had tapped into the truth that “the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered” (Rom. 8:26, emphasis added), which is what Jesus Himself often did when He prayed. We read, “He had offered up prayers and supplications, with vehement cries” (Heb. 5:7, emphasis added). Yes, Jesus not only shouted loudly when He raised Lazarus from the dead (John 11:43), but he also cried out loudly in prayer.
This connects to the Lord roaring from Zion (Joel 3:16; Amos 1:2). In both cases, the roaring signifies and announces that the Lord is on the move. His roar announces He will deal with wrong things and bring His righteousness, deliverance, and salvation. So in Sano, we were led into the prophetic act of roaring. (We roar in the earthly realm while the Lord is roaring in the heavenlies.) I shared about several times when I had been led to roar and it resulted in breakthrough. I also shared how the Holy Spirit led some key people in roaring, which resulted in massive breaking of chains and revival among the Chinese people. Around that same time period, Bill Hamon (Christian International, Florida, USA) was roaring in his hotel room. I link that to the incredible warfare anointing released to the body of Christ via the prophetic movement. (LINK for Dec 11 Sano service).
I knew that God wanted to break off the dome of silence that comes from uncertainty, fear, and wrong mindsets. He wants us to joyously share of His goodness with others. We roared and roared. We closed the meeting and then laid hands on and imparted and prophesied to all. Don’t be surprised if you are led to roar. In fact, you should welcome it. Do it. Here are some probable results:
Coming into your true identity—We are sons and daughters of the Most High. Expect your identity as a bold warrior to come forth, and your confidence in the Lord to surge ahead.
Shyness and reserve broken—You will be a joyous and spontaneous sharer of the goodness of God.
Bondages and long-standing problems, including sickness, will be broken—In both Amos and Joel, the Lord roars and deals with things that people think He doesn’t see. The Lord does see your need and wants deliverance for you.
Restoration and gathering—We should expect broken or weakened relationships to be restored, family to be restored, and unsaved family members to be touched by the Lord. Expect a new oneness and harmony.
Deliverance from old and limiting mindsets
Clarity for strategy—As we roar, the breath of the Lord clears away darkness, fog, and clouds so we can see prophetically the way He wants us to.
Let me close by saying what is true—you are a mighty warrior and the Lord wants His anointing to rise up in you. You may feel led to walk around in your home daily and spend some time roaring (yes, it’s okay to do it quietly). But let the roar of the Lord rise up in you.
AFS Supporters Month
Again, I want to thank and honor all those of you who pray for us and support us financially, especially the Apostolic Fund Supporters (those who give the equivalent of US $1,200 for the year). This is the time of year when many new supporters sign up, or present supporters renew their pledge (see form below). Despite the ongoing COVID situation and very limited travel, 2021 was a year of growth. We greatly expanded our online presence and ministered to many, many people. In addition to the weekly apostolic training (Tuesdays for Chinese, Fridays for Slavic/Russian), I have done online seminars and training for Hong Kong, Malaysia, Taiwan, China, Japan, and Korea.
Many more doors will open in 2022. Already we feel the Lord leading us to more expansion in Russia and Korea. I know there will be many other major opportunities and doors the Lord will open. Thank you so much for helping us walk through those doors.
Thanks for praying,
Ron and Teddy
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