During the prayer watch at church, I saw a vision. In the vision, I was standing with the Lord and we were looking at the earth, and I saw massive movement across the nations. As I looked even more intently, I could see the movement was the saints. The saints were all running around and they were scattering seeds of light everywhere into the earth. I wondered what they were scattering. The Lord just smiled and nodded, so I continued to watch.
As the saints dropped these seeds of light, the ground would immediately open up to receive them, and when the ground received them, everything below that was of the darkness would immediately be expelled up to the surface. This caused massive upheavals and chaos within people as the darkness was not only being uprooted but I watched as it was also being destroyed. This sowing of the seeds of light also brought a release of light, freedom, and deep health, wherever the saints would cast them.
The Lord then turned to me and said,
“The seeds you see the saints sowing are called ‘Seeds of Restraint’. My people have the authority upon the earth, but not many use their authority wisely. There is a time to act and there is a time to rest. This is not a time to remain complacent in your generation. This is a time to act, to rise up, and to restrain all of the works of the devil that have been entrenched in the earth. It is a time to speak destruction into all that wreaks havoc in the lives of people. You, My Church, are My restraining force in the earth, for My Spirit dwells in you. I sent My Spirit to dwell within you, and to teach you how to rule and reign in the earth, but not many are ruling and reigning well. Most of My People are struggling, worn out, and are having little effect, because they are not fully restraining the works of the darkness. I desire that you all rule well, that you reign well, and that you restrain well.”
“It is time to restrain and to destroy the works of darkness in your day. You shall decide the future, by how much of My daily instructions that you obey. I am here to teach you higher and more effective ways. My Word is Light and it is a Seed. As you speak forth My Words in faith, you are also releasing My Light, which sows My Righteousness deep into the earth, which restrains and breaks the powers of darkness that are operating unchecked in the earth. My Church is a powerful force in the earth, but if she doesn’t see herself as that powerful Spiritual Force, then she will not rise up to release My restraining authority into situations. It is time to see the greater weapons that I am giving you understanding of, so that you can redeem the time that you have in this Season. You have all authority in the earth, for I gave it to you, but you must use it, and sow in into the earth, to see life and righteousness give birth.”
The Seeds of Righteousness:
Romans 1:17 For in the Gospel a righteousness which God ascribes is revealed, both springing from faith and leading to faith [disclosed through the way of faith that arouses to more faith]. As it is written, The man who through faith is just and upright shall live and shall live by faith.
Isaiah 45:8 Let fall in showers, you heavens, from above, and let the skies rain down righteousness [the pure, spiritual, heaven-born possibilities that have their foundation in the holy being of God]; let the earth open, and let them [skies and earth] sprout forth salvation, and let righteousness germinate and spring up [as plants do] together; I the Lord have created it.
Luke 8:11 Now the meaning of the parable is this: The seed is the Word of God. 15 But as for that [seed] in the good soil, these are [the people] who, hearing the Word, hold it fast in a just (noble, virtuous) and worthy heart, and steadily bring forth fruit with patience.
1 Peter 1:23 You have been regenerated (born again), not from a mortal origin (seed, sperm), but from one that is immortal by the ever living and lasting Word of God.
Isaiah 23:9 The Lord of hosts has purposed it [in accordance with a fixed principle of His government], to defile the pride of all glory and to bring into dishonor and contempt all the honored of the earth. 10 Overflow your land like [the overflow of] the Nile River, O Daughter of Tarshish; there is no girdle of restraint [on you] any more [to make you pay tribute or customs or duties to Tyre]. 11 He stretched out His hand over the sea, He shook the kingdoms; the Lord has given a command concerning Canaan to destroy her strongholds and fortresses [Tyre, Sidon, etc.].
1 Samuel 3:12 On that day I will perform against Eli all that I have spoken concerning his house, from beginning to end. 13 And I [now] announce to him that I will judge and punish his house forever for the iniquity of which he knew, for his sons were bringing a curse upon themselves [blaspheming God], and he did not restrain them. 14 Therefore I have sworn to the house of Eli that the iniquity of Eli’s house shall not be atoned for or purged with sacrifice or offering forever.
Proverbs 29:18 Where there is no vision [no redemptive revelation of God], the people perish; but he who keeps the law [of God, which includes that of man]—blessed (happy, fortunate, and enviable) is he.
The Identity of the Restrainers:
Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God (prepared, formed, fashioned, and) created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was without form and an empty waste, and darkness was upon the face of the very great deep. The Spirit of God was moving (hovering, brooding) over the face of the waters. 3 And God said, Let there be light; and there was light. 4 And God saw that the light was good (suitable, pleasant) and He approved it; and God separated the light from the darkness.
Isaiah 51:14 The captive exile and he who is bent down by chains shall speedily be released; and he shall not die and go down to the pit of destruction, nor shall his food fail. 15 For I am the Lord your God, Who stirs up the sea so that its waves roar and Who by rebuke restrains it—the Lord of hosts is His name. 16 And I have put My words in your mouth and have covered you with the shadow of My hand, that I may fix the [new] heavens as a tabernacle and lay the foundations of a [new] earth and say to Zion, You are My people.
1 John 3:8 The reason the Son of God was made manifest (visible) was to undo (destroy, loosen, and dissolve) the works the devil [has done].
Matthew 28:17 And when they saw Him, they fell down and worshiped Him; but some doubted. 18 Jesus approached and, breaking the silence, said to them, All authority (all power of rule) in heaven and on earth has been given to Me. 19 Go then and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them into the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
Luke 10:19 Behold! I have given you authority and power to trample upon serpents and scorpions, and [physical and mental strength and ability] over all the power that the enemy [possesses]; and nothing shall in any way harm you.
2 Thessalonians 2:7 For the mystery of lawlessness (that hidden principle of rebellion against constituted authority) is already at work in the world, [but it is] restrained only until he who restrains is taken out of the way.
If we give up, or spiritually lay down, or are unfaithful, the works of darkness will continue to be free to destroy and to increase. We are the restrainers, and we are the deliverers who will bring many people and nations into Gods full release. We will not be removed or taken out of the way, but it is the darkness and its evil works that will be taken out of our way! It is Harvest time, and a great global Harvest of Righteous is about to come forth!