by Arleen Westerhof
On Sunday April 12th I was in worship when all of a sudden I heard the voice of God saying, “You’ve turned the corner. There’s life after Corona and now it’s time to decree turn around!”
God’s heart goes out to humanity and to all of His creation:
“Then Noah built an altar to the Lord, and took of every clean animal and of every clean bird, and offered burnt offerings on the altar. And the Lord smelled a soothing aroma. Then the Lord said in His heart, “I will never again curse the ground for man’s sake, although the imagination of man’s heart is evil from his youth; nor will I again destroy every living thing as I have done. While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, winter and summer, and day and night shall not cease” (Gen. 8:20-22).
Many have been busy with repentance from personal and national sins. This has been a soothing aroma to the heart of God and now it’s time to decree the dawn of the time of His grace and favor. “Lamech lived one hundred and eighty-two years, and had a son. And he called his name Noah, saying, “This one will comfort us concerning our work and the toil of our hands, because of the ground which the Lord has cursed.” Noah’s name in Hebrew means “rest” and “to comfort” (Gen. 5:28-29). This describes precisely the season that we’ve been in. Almost everything that we’ve been busy with has ground to a halt. We’ve had no choice but to rest and we’ve needed God’s comfort.
Now the Spirit of the Lord is saying, “There’s more!” “But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord. This is the genealogy of Noah. Noah was a just man, perfect [integrity, truth, without blemish, sound, without spot, undefiled, upright] in his generations. Noah walked with God” (Gen. 6:8-9). Only two people in all of the Scriptures are described in this exact same way - Noah and Enoch. “And Enoch walked with God; and he was not, for God took him” (Gen. 5:24). Both Noah and Enoch were upright and had a quality of relationship with God that caused them to be recognized in the Courts of Heaven. This is where God is taking us.
God chose to leave Noah on the earth while He chose to take Enoch. Noah and his family still had a calling to fulfill. Every single one of us is here because Noah walked with God! Noah and his family had to repopulate and reshape the earth after the flood. Now that we’ve turned the corner, we too have the job of reshaping our societies and systems together with God.
Chuck Pierce prophesied earlier that 2020 is the year of “pey.” It’s the year in which our prophetic decrees count. In this new post-Corona season, we will shape our world based on what we decree. So, we decree and declare, in the name of Jesus, that:
As I continued to wait on the Lord, I sensed Him reminding me that just like in the time of Noah, there is a blank scroll. The scroll represents the destiny of our nations. We’re being reset and nothing will be the same again. As we, as the ecclesia of God, speak out the decrees that God places in our mouths and act on the revelation that He gives us, we will determine the destiny of nations.