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Breakthrough Issachar annointing pt. 2

And of the children of Issachar, which were men that had understanding of times, to know what Israel ought to do; the heads of them were two hundred; and all their brethren were at their command. 1 Chron. 12:32

Issachar had understanding of times meaning they were senstive to God’s direction. They had insight into the things of God, they had supernatural knowledge and wisdom in their DNA.

Have you read part 1 of the Issachar anointing?

Character Developed

As we discussed in part 1, the Issachar anointing is found in those who are willing to be “burden bearers”, intercessors, servants in the sense of being like a “strong donkey” .

The understanding of times and seasons, willingness to be a burden bearers, and sensitivity to things of God are some of the primary attributes we read about this tribe in the Bible.

Issachar Warriors

1 Chron. 7:5 reads ;” And their brethren among all the families of Issachar were valiant men of might, reckoned in all by their genealogies fourscore and seven thousand. ( 87,000)

They were brave, valiant, mighty warriors! This tribe marched to the beat of a different drum per their prophetic DNA. Those with an issachar anointing must be strong in battle, being ready to stand against the enemy! They had to be strong in character and faith so that they could remain sensitive to the things of God and not waiver.

Issachar Rejections

When you are different than those around you, things are not always easy in life. You must be strong in knowing who you are as well as why you believe the way you do, as others may question or not understand you. God may require different levels of obedience from His “Issachars”. Often times these are rejected by those who do not understand this anointing.

Calling to Worship

About Zebulun he said: “Rejoice, Zebulun, in your going out,
    and you, Issachar, in your tents.
They will summon peoples to the mountain
    and there offer the sacrifices of the righteous;
they will feast on the abundance of the seas,
    on the treasures hidden in the sand.”

The Issachar annointing calls other to the mountain. Meaning these carry a strong desire to draw others nearer to God through praise, worship and offerings.

Through understanding

There is a time and purpose to everything under heaven according to Ecclesiastes 3. If we want to be PRECISE and stay in rhythm with what Heaven is bringing to the earth, understanding God’s times and seasons is important.
God’s calendar is circular, He often moves in cycles. For much of the world the calender is linear. We have all heard the saying that “history repeats itself” and it is true, history does repeat itself, because time is circular.

Set times

Seasons of breakthroughs can be sought after and recieved effectively during times when God has brought breakthroughs in times past. Much of the world understands holidays, yet lack in understanding of God’s set times of favor, breakthrough, prosperity, and deliverance.
These “set times” coincide with God’s Holy Days, or often found on Feast Days throughout the Word of God.

Jesus Said

And he said also to the people, When ye see a cloud rise out of the west, straightway ye say, There cometh a shower; and so it is. And when ye see the south wind blow, ye say, There will be heat; and it cometh to pass. Ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky and of the earth; but how is it that ye do not discern this time? Luke 12:54-56

God desires that His people have an understanding of the times spiritually. He wants us to be able to walk in close intimacy that we know the signs of the times.

Are Passover and Good Friday the same?

Differing Convictions

As we approach Good Friday many will turn their hearts to praise and Thanksgiving to Jesus Christ for giving His life for them. On Resurrection Day, commonly called ‘Easter’ by many, we will celebrate resurrection life! Many will have RENEWED faith to arise in their own life, feeling stirred by the “set time” of resurrection they are celebrating.
There are other “set times” as well that are not as commonly celebrated because unfortuanately they are not marked on our gregorian calendar in the same way.

Holidays/Holy Days

For example the Day of Pentacost, the first biblical recording of God pouring out His Spirit on human beings. Do we know what day, or season to turn our hearts toward believing for the OUTPOURING of His Spirit like we do the Resurrection?
The ANOINTING of Issachar causes one to “know” and search out these times and seasons and in turn “know what man ought to do” ( 1 Chron. 12:32)
Passover is the upcoming “holyday” that some will celebrate while others begin their Easter celebrations the “holiday”.
What matters is our hearts and our studying to show ourselves approved before God. To be disciples means we follow and do as JESUS , our prime example did. Jesus is recorded as having celebrated many holy days throughout the Word, including Passover.
We also all want God’s blessings and breakthroughs in our lives. We do not have to observe these days in a ritualistic way, but rather can observe simply by being mindful in our hearts and prayers.

Heart Matters

Jesus, our ” Passover Lamb” celebrated Passover ( Luke 2:41, 22:15,16)
For I have given you an example , that you should do as I have done to you … If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them ” (John 13:15-17).
I am not dogmatic about these holy days versus holidays as some are, however I do hold to the principle that God has “set times” and He looks upon our hearts.

There has been a great increase in believers observing HOLY days rather than holidays, but I have seen numerous believers slander and condemn those who believe differently. This is not the first commandment that Jesus gave to Love.

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Issachar is a strong donkey crouching down between two burdens: and he saw that rest was good, and the land was pleasant; and bowed his shoulder to bear, and became a SERVANT unto tribute. Genesis 49:14-15

Many are required by God as an act of obedience to observe a cycle of sabbath rest, called shabbat shalom (meaning sabbath rest/peace). Not all are convicted of this, but some are. Just as not all hold any conviction concerning holidays or holy days but some do. We should each give room for one another to be at LIBERTY, yet not become a stumbling block in such matters. Liberty both directions! What we eat, what we observe as Certain days should not be forced, shoved, nor required to be hidden. Honor amongst all!

Closing thoughts

The Issachar annointing carries a unity drawing within it. They were a tribe, a family. In western culture today, many within the church makes no room for celebrating the various gifts that God has given to the local church. There is a silent conformity within the members. Only one way seems right to the governing body and therefore any anointing or cluster outside those uniform customs is made to be silenced.

God has in fact given the members as gifts to the body, each one having a unique place to function. Finding that place to function can be difficult within the local Body of believers, but I encourage you to do this as unto the Lord. Trust in Him to make a way where there seems to be no way and do not let any enemy stop you from taking your rightful place. Submit to your spiritual authority and the order of your local church house as this is PLEASING and obedience before the Lord.

Are you an Issachar?

If you carry the Issachar anointing, remember their brethren were at their command. In other words what they carried was needed! Be strong in the Lord and the power of His might! You were made for this and for such a time as this. Know when to speak and when to be silent! God blesses His Valiant Warriors as they draw from the abundance of seas, hang in there and be brave!

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Giver of Time

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God is the giver of time, the birther of seasons. Who is man that he can reckon such things, for God is Sovereign. What man can create places and uphold the sun, the moon, causing snow to fall in one land and sun to shine in another.

Man knows not the things of God, for man is God’s creation. Man reckons to know such perplexities as how the sea stops at the shoreline or how the current rises, yet man knows not these things of God.


And God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night. And let them be for signs and for seasons, and for days and years, Genesis 1:14 esv

Now concerning the times and the seasons, brothers, you have no need to have anything written to you. 1 Thesssalonians 5:1 esv

Even the stork in the heavens knows her times, and the turtledove, swallow, and crane keep the time of their coming, but my people know not the rules of the Lord. Jeremiah 8:7esv

Watch and Pray

Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour. Matthew 25:13esv

What knowledge of good and evil does man obtain, except that which Yahweh allows. What breath can man take, except that which His Spirit creates. How can one reckon the things of God.

The beasts do well to live, breathe, dwell and then they are no more, yet this creature man thinks himself to be a holder of time. What can man see, but that which God has commanded the light upon. What man can hear except God open the ear. Time and Life are with Him.


But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. 2 Peter 3:8esv

But I trust in you, O Lord; I say, “You are my God.” My times are in your hand; rescue me from the hand of my enemies and from my persecutors! Psalm 31:14-15esv

How can man plan the time struggling to foresee that which may come. God is the giver of time and line of events, all seasons are upheld and changed by His hand. Howbeit that man take hold of the ancient timepiece wherewith the stars are hung at night and the comets burst and give off twinkles of light.

Looking to Future

Man shall see in the days ahead that it is on God alone the whole earth stands, for He is sovereign and all is moved by His powerful right hand. When the sky is darkened and the moon turned to blood, when the land shakes and creates its flood, who is man that time is in his hand.

Elohim the only Creator shall snatch away all that He pleases, and in a moment even the breath of the beasts seizes. Frozen in time will be the rhyme placed in the hearts with pride, and death and destruction will see no end.

Life Cycle

Yahweh the Sovereign Lord will have His say on what times and seasons begin and end.
As leaves lose their water and wither away so is ones life but a vapor they say. Discolorations and dryness of touch, they crumbled as dirt and the earth they flush.

So it is with man for from dust they came and flesh and bone will make ash display.  What is time that man can understand, as it is El Elyon that has caused us to remain. The rocks will someday tumble and be swallowed up by the sea, the blackest of skies will come to be.

Now when these things begin to take place, straighten up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.” Luke 21:28esv

Truly, I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all has taken place. Luke 21:31esv

Pride of man

Who is man that the power of the Almighty they can withstand. Pride and arrogance fills in the skin as man likens himself to God all over again.

The Creator and the creature must be friends, for this life  knows no end. Only changing of places and times and seasons again.

He changes times and seasons; he removes kings and sets up kings; he gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding; Daniel 2:21esv


How does salvation and humbling come to this creature whom Elohim did create. She cried out in wonder as her heart filled with grief.

And standing behind him at his feet, weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears and wiped them with the hair of her head and kissed his feet and anointed them with the ointment. Luke 7:38

What is time that man can understand, simply to live every moment holding His hand. Believing in His love can one withstand all that is coming that brings the end.

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. Eph. 2:8-9

Book of Life

You have kept count of my tossings; put my tears in your bottle. Are they not in your book? Psalm 56:8

A time to be born and a time to be born again, what is man that God is mindful of him. Those who love and with friendship begins will come to know the Father again.

What is it man that causes him to worship again, the Spirit of Truth bringing back unto Him. Embracing those who return and settling the fears, the giver of time has given again.

He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” Rev. 21:4

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Times ‘n Seasons

Time and seasons timepiece

To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven:
A time to be born,
A time to die;
A time to plant,
And a time to pluck what is planted;
A time to kill,
And a time to heal;
A time to break down,
And a time to build up;
A time to weep,
And a time to laugh;
A time to mourn,
And a time to dance;
A times to cast away stones,
And a time to gather stones;
A time to embrace,
And a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to gain,
And a time to lose;
A time to keep,
And a time to throw away;
A time to tear,
And a time to sew;
A time to keep silence,
And a time to speak;
A time to love,
And a time to hate;
A time of war,
And a time of peace.
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

Many are stuck right now because they do not understand the season. We do not pick and choose our seasons; and no matter how much we may wrestle with the circumstances, some things are simply fixed in time.

God is the Creator of Seasons

Many have been in a season of letting go, a time of something dying. A time of tearing, fasting with mourning and heavy hearts.

Others have been in a time of birthing, building, nurturing something new. Some are experiencing both at the same time, greiving and rejoicing.

A time to be born, and a time to die– Dreams, Visions, Goals, Jobs, Minstries, Careers; what happens when we are experiencing both so close together?

A time to plant, and a time to pluck up what has been planted….

We have been in a time of “wombs and tombs”- Not every “word” fits everyone; some are looking at tombs and wondering if there is any life left. Is this a sickness unto death, Lazarus, or is this unto the glory of God?

Make room for the new that you have faith to recieve.

A Season of Transition

A season for transition; letting go of the old and taking a step of faith to grab hold of something new. Release to Recieve

This season is not comfortable for many. Overall; not understanding or not having the knowledge of what to do in this season. For those sensitive to the time; having had God Most High place a timepiece on their insides, this is an emotional season.

There are times in one’s journey on destiny’s path when they ARRIVE at a FORK in the ROAD. A choice must be made.

Prayer Points

*Ask for wisdom
*Quiet the soulish distractions/anxieties
*Remember God does not drive; He leads…the adversary drives with a pressure.
*TUNE in, where is peace?
*Follow Peace
*Where is fruitfulness? Follow Frutiful akreas
*Find the gentle, still leading of His Holy Spirit

Remember & Pray this as a Promise;
And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left. Isaiah 30:31

Check out this recent article on prophetic prayer

You may be required to release old dreams and desires to go to next phase with new ones. Some dreams and desires need to be resurrected; called forth from the tombs! Called forth from wombs!

At one time I was carrying so many things in my spiritual womb and young in birthing intercession; that the Lord prompted me to ask Him to place in specific “embryos”
“heavenly incubators”  sometimes we need to understand the season of RELEASING /DELIVERING that we can move into the season of RECIEVING/BIRTHING.

Breathe in-  His Breath- Ruach Hokadesh’ and Be still to know Him 💙 He’s got you!

Father I give _____( whatever) to You and ask that I only carry what Is Your will without contamination, confusion, or catastrophe. I trust You Father, I know You are the Giver of Good and Perfect gifts. I trust my times and seasons are in Your hands Father. I recieve all that You have for me. I release any old, dead, weighted things from seasons past, and free up to recieve from You that which You have. Breathe oh Breath of God, upon the Dry bones in my life.

• as many things/situations as neccessary. Cast your CARES upon Him; for He so greatly cares for you! ( 1Pet.5:7)

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Prophets Reward

Amos 3:7 “For the Lord God does nothing without revealing his secret to his servants the prophets.”

The verse above is a timely scripture for today.  Christians today, just as the disciples in Jesus’s day, want to know the signs of His return. Jesus gave an answer for the signs in Mark chapter 13.  He described many things that will be “signs” of His second coming, but He emphasizes in Mark 13:30 when “all things” take place, then will He come again.  So, when is Jesus coming? Mark 13:33 ESV “Be on guard, keep awake. For you do not know when the time will come. “  

Prophets are God’s spokesperson here on Earth.  They deliver the Word of the Lord! Some prophets will receive a Word for an individual, specific congregation, or corporately which will cause us to sing the Halleluiahs and dance with great praise and joy.  We like to hear those from the Lord, right? What about the warnings God sends through His prophets? We may not like to hear those words as much but THANK GOD He sends them! This is His mercy for His children.  How do we receive these words of warning? Do we humble ourselves before a HOLY GOD and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal TRUTH to us? Do we REPENT? Do we shirk it off believing it is for someone else? Or, do we discount the prophet completely?

I have pondered over some of the similarities I read in a commentary about Amos and the state our world is in today.  God had placed prosperity on Israel, but their spiritual lives were deteriorating rapidly. They became corrupt and their society was in shambles.  The Complete Jewish Study Bible states the Northern kingdom had a false sense of security, complacency, and optimism.  The poor suffered while others lived in luxury. Idolatry and corruption abounded. This happened over time.  Put the frog in the pot of cold water and heat it up; he dies in the pot because he doesn’t sense his death approaching.  Does this sound familiar?

Amos was sent by God from the Southern kingdom to prophesy to the Northern kingdom calling out for their repentance.  He was a shepherd (poor, low in social status) sent to those of wealth, he was not popular. We can even fast forward to John the Baptist in the days right before Jesus started His earthly ministry.  John cried out, “REPENT, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” (Matthew 3:2). The spiritual condition was deplorable in this time and John spoke boldly about the sins of Herod as well as others. He was beheaded for speaking such truths.  Jesus preformed miracles after miracles, taught any and all who would listen, challenged people to see their sin, repent, and follow him. He was crucified.

Now, let’s get right to the point.  God reveals His SECRETS to His servants the prophets!  The Word of God contains many prophesies on what will be; read it.  Jesus also said in the Word we are to be on watch, sober, vigilant, and to STAY AWAKE; be obedient.  God speaks to His children, the BRIDE of Christ through His Word, His Holy Spirit, His prophets, as well as a believer who cleans the toilet!  God is no respecter of persons! We may not know the EXACT hour or day of Jesus’s return, but we can know the times and seasons! Pray for one another!  Love one another! Get your eyes on Jesus! Repent and draw close to HIM!

Father, I pray You will remove the scales from our eyes.  I pray You AWAKEN our spirits! I pray You will sharpen our hearing to Your sweet Holy Spirit.  I pray You will send Your Spirit to show us TRUTH and that we would receive Your instruction or correction in HUMILITY.  I pray You will soften our hearts to reach out to a lost and dying world! Lord, help us to SEE TRUTH and not be deceived or lulled to sleep.  Father, I pray You will send Your angelic host to surround us, minister to us, and strengthen us for the days ahead. Jesus, we thank you for the sacrifice of YOUR blood for OUR sins!  I seal this prayer in the Mighty Name of Jesus! Amen!

-Karla Walter Murphy

Books & References

The Prophet’s Dictionary:  The Ultimate Guide to Supernatural Wisdom – Rev. and expanded ed.
Paula A. Price, Ph.D.  Published by Whitaker House, 2006

Holy Bible ap – ESV

The Complete Jewish Study Bible:  Insights for Jews and Christians
David H. Stern.  Hendrickson Publishers Marketing, LLC, 2016

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Let the water break

Travail, Birthing prayer…prepare for the sound coming! To come in such close proximity in intimate moments that you conceive. To have your spiritual womb full and carry to term is quite a miraculous thing. Exactly one year ago I recieved a word directly from the Lord about what I was carrying in my womb. The prophetic word included instructions of who my mid-wives were, who would be like a birthing coach. Wow was all this at a new level. I was carrying promises from the Lord.

The definition of travail from Webster’s New World Dictionary is 1. very hard work 2. the pains of childbirth 3. intense pain, agony, to toil to suffer pains of childbirth. there is a physical and a spiritual travail. Travial occurs after you have carried longterm.

It creates an opening, a place to bring forth new life, new measure, new growth. We see in 1Kings 18 that Elijah got down, put his head between his knees and travailed in prayer to bring forth rain. Often travail will come from a promise or a prophecy spoken and nurtured. Elijah had spoken a word prophecying a drought. When the drought was to be ended he birthed the rain in prayer and ended the drought in the land. We see through description that he got into a birthing position to pray, and pushed, labored or travailed in prayer.

As the water breaks, this means as the water of the word breaks forth through the Spirit of God, the birthing of something new is not far behind. I recieved a warning in a dream last night; do not pull or force the baby from the birth canal, let the water break, let the labor come, and allow for wisdom and understanding in delivery.

Labor in Delivery

Travail or Birthing prayer is intense intercession that seems to have been lost throughout recent generations. Both individuals or groups can enter into travailing prayer. Many are believing for another great awakening, revivals, outpourings, but who will the Spirit intercede through?

Once birthed, this new baby will need to breathe, be nourished and nurtured and given room to grow. You may be expecting and not know what your expecting. Maybe the identity has not been revealed yet. All is well, you will learn as you obey the Lord and follow His instructions. What parent is not anxious with tons of questions right!

Dreams and Desires in His Presence will cause you to become pregnant with destiny! Pregnant with creative ideas, adventures, missions, assignments! Nurturing your dreams, desires, ideas in prayer will cause you to carry them as an infant developing! The enemy hates what is born from Heaven’s throneroom, so he often puts up a fight. However; God is faithful to watch over when we are faithfully seeking. Guard, meaning protect the promises and Prophetic words you are carrying.

I believe many good and perfect gifts are soon to be birthed into the earth in many various forms. Businesses, inventions and books, skits and songs, sounds, and new ministries! God bless you and your seed! All is well, We call forth that which God has already sent in Jesus name!

James 1:17 says ” Every good and perfect gift is from above; and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.

It’s a simple start ,whether your male or female, to learn the art of intercession and travail, it’s simply being filled with Holy Spirit and allowing Him to make intercession through you. Make yourself available and pray in the spirit increasingly more and more. He will guide and teach you. (see Romans 8)

Christina Sturgeon

Travail, birthing prayer, intercession

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