Written by: Dr Pearl Kupe
Article source: JOY! Magazine

As believers, it is important for us to know the times and seasons that we are in, so that – like the sons of Issachar in 1 Chronicles 12:32 – we know what we must do and are able to respond with the right strategy and actions. For the past few years, it has been clear that the events taking place around the world are bringing a separation within the Body of Christ, separating the ‘sheep’ from the ‘goats’. There is a separation taking place between those who are on fire for the Kingdom of God, and those who are merely lukewarm.

The time and season for sitting on the fence is over. We are called to fulfil Matthew 6:33, and to seek the Kingdom of God and His righteousness first. The days of compromise and being ‘wishy washy’ are over. We must take a Kingdom stand, one that is rooted and established firmly in righteousness and justice (in line with Psalm 97:2).

Separating sheep from goats
In Matthew 25:35-45, we see Yeshua separating nations on the basis of their DNA.
Sheep nations follow after the ultimate Shepherd Himself. Citizens and intercessors around the world must pray for their nations and leaders to line up as sheep. In this season, it is becoming more evident that certain individuals, networks, and nations who claimed to be following the ultimate Shepherd and doing His will, are those who were simply goats camouflaged as sheep.

The DNA of a goat is anchored in rebellion. Goat nations, networks, and individuals that have been masquerading as sheep will continue to be exposed in this season. Their masks will continue to come off. Luke 12:2-3 will be a key passage in 2022 and beyond, “Everything hidden and covered up will soon be exposed. For the facade is falling down, and nothing will be kept secret for long. Whatever you have spoken in private will be public knowledge, and what you have whispered secretly behind closed doors will be broadcast far and wide for all to hear.”

Separating the hot from the lukewarm
Revelation 3:16 says, “So, because you are lukewarm and neither cold nor hot, I will spew you out of My mouth!” Those in the medical industry tell us that lukewarm water is often used to induce vomiting, expelling any poison or toxin that may be in the body. Lukewarm believers are dangerous to the Body of Christ and represent believers who are casual, complacent, and compromised. There is a separation taking place between lukewarm believers and those who are on fire for God, relentlessly pursuing the Kingdom of God in line with Matthew 6:33.

Separating the sons from the prodigals
True sons are those who take responsibility for managing their Father’s estate, with the understanding of Psalm 24:1 – that the earth is the Lord’s and the fullness of it and its inhabitants. Unlike prodigal sons, whose only desire is to seek after and demand material possessions and money and to take care of and promote themselves, true sons of God are accountable and responsible.

Separating the remnant 300 Gideon army from the rest!
We are in a season of war, warring against the kingdom of darkness like never before. Only soldiers who walk in boldness and understand that God has not given us a spirit of fear, but a spirit of power, love, and sound mind will be conscripted for war. In Judges 7:3, we discover that 22 000 of the original 32 000 in Gideon’s army returned due to fear. In this season, there are many in the Body of Christ who will not engage in the battle due to fear, due to not having a firm position in what they believe, and due to failing to voice that kingdom position and perspective openly.

God is not limited, nonetheless! He knows how to use the 300 valiant, fearless, and non-compromising soldiers who have signed up and are ready to do battle and contend for the faith! To the 300, know that God has gone ahead of you and victory is certain and sure! #KeNako

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Date published: 11/03/2022
DR Pearl Kupe is an attorney and consultant to world leaders and international organisations. She is the international president of the Global Forum for Women Entrepreneurs. Email pearl.kupe@gmail.com or visit pearlkupe.co.za or follow her Facebook page, Kingdom Transformer Pearl Kupe

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  1. Excellent article that is a wakeup call. No more time for compromise. It’s been my prayer for a long time that South Aftica would turn and become a Sheep nation, one who also supports Israel.


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