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Prophetic Word – Jack in the Box

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This prophetic word is title Jack in the Box.  Do you know what it is?  It’s a vintage toy.  I cannot tell the last time I’ve see one of these.  Some people think they are creepy because clowns can be creepy.

jack in the boxBut for this word, I don’t want you to think creepy.  Instead think childlike fun.  Think SURPRISE!  You know exactly what will happen when you wind up the side but for some reason every time it pops out you jump.

Children can hardly contain themselves when you tell them you have a surprise for them.  They never think it’s going to be bad because they know that their parent will only announce it when it is a good surprise.  Then they follow you around wanting to know what it is.  They can’t wait!

God, is always moving with the element of surprise.  Did you know that?

As I reflect on this Easter week, I think about the greatest surprise ever.  I could just imagine how to enemy was salivating watching Jesus walking down that road to His death carrying the cross.  He probably thought this was it.  He’s never going to be seen or heard anymore.  The whole time he had no idea that this was all a part of the plan.  Sunday rolls around…SURPRISE!!!  LOL

By then, it’s too late.  There’s no backtracking at that point.  It’s a done deal!  Bet he didn’t see that coming.  I mean, what a plan!

1 Corinthians 2:8-10

None of the rulers of this age understood this, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. But, as it is written,

“What no eye has seen, nor ear heard,
    nor the heart of man imagined,
what God has prepared for those who love him”—

these things God has revealed to us through the Spirit. For the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God.

Imagine if someone were to say to Potiphar’s wife, “You see Joseph that you just falsely accused and got thrown into prison?  In two years when you see him again he will be 2nd in command of Egypt”  Tell me if that doesn’t sound crazy.  Bet she didn’t see that coming.  I mean, what a plan! (Genesis 39)

There are so many stories and things that God has kept concealed until the proper time.  It is not meant to be shared or spoken of until the right time.

I think about Boaz.  Don’t you know there had to be many beautiful Jewish women over the years that wanted to be with him?  Don’t you think some father or mother had their heart set on marrying off their daughter to him?  But it never happened.  None of them got to marry him.  Didn’t the men back then have several wives?  But he had none. And the one he ended up with was a Moabite, a widow that appeared to be barren.  He wasn’t even the one that was in line to marry her.  I’m pretty sure no one saw her as a threat.  The man that was in line to marry her, rejected her! He didn’t see what was coming next.  I mean, what a plan! (Ruth 2-4)

Don’t feel bad if you are being rejected.  It is a part of the plan.  They have to reject you so that the right one can find you.

Then I think about Esther and the fact that she has to hide who she truly was even after she became the queen.  It was in that place of hiddenness and concealment that she was able to rescue her people.  Again, Haman didn’t see that coming.  I mean, what a plan! (Esther 2 – 7)

God always has this plan in the background of our lives that is completely concealed. It’s a secret.  At the right time it gets revealed and at that moment the enemy can’t do anything to stop it.  It’s a done deal.

I know some of you may feel like you spoke out of turn or spoke too soon on some things and you may feel like it won’t happen because “the cat is out of the bag” so to speak.  I want to say this to you…if God said it, then it will happen.  You may have caused yourself unnecessary warfare and you may have caused some delay and the way in which it was suppose to happen may change.  But, it will still happen.

I am always fascinated by David’s brothers.  You know, again he is the unlikely king.  Jesse’s red headed shepherd boy son with the half brothers.  He didn’t look “kingly” enough.  He’s the least likely one to the point when Samuel went to anoint him, his own father didn’t even consider him.  Wow!  That has to hurt.  He brought in everyone else except David.  That shows you how much he thought about him. (1 Samuel 16)  Perhaps it was his age because he was the youngest.

But, here it is that Samuel is anointing him in front of his dad and brothers to be king.  THEY KNEW!! We are aware that all of them knew but for some reason when you read about all that David went through none of his “blood” brothers are there.  What happened to them?  The ones who rallied around him were others that God sent and not his own family.

You know when he went to deliver the lunch to his brothers, his eldest brother was pissed.  I think he was jealous and probably thought “here you come to steal the show again”.  Look at what he said…

1 Samuel 17:28-30

When Eliab, David’s oldest brother, heard him speaking with the men, he burned with anger at him and asked, “Why have you come down here? And with whom did you leave those few sheep in the wilderness? I know how conceited you are and how wicked your heart is; you came down only to watch the battle.”

“Now what have I done?” said David. “Can’t I even speak?” He then turned away to someone else and brought up the same matter, and the men answered him as before.

My goodness!  He said David was conceited.  Is that not jealousy??? He said he has a wicked heart?  This is the man after God’s own heart.  Talk about false accusations.  And then how condescending was he talking about his “few sheep”.  It’s like he couldn’t see David for who he really was.

I don’t know about you but if the greatest prophet in the land showed up and anointed one of my siblings, even if I wanted it to be me, I would say THANK GOD my brother will be king.  I’d figure out how I can support him, not how I am going to try to undermine him and cut him down.  This is just not very smart.

But you never hear about these brothers helping him.  You know what I think?  Even though the bible doesn’t say this, I think they forgot that Samuel anointed him.

Many times God will say something to us and we can believe it for some time but as the years go by and the more impossible it seems we forget that God said it.  If it doesn’t happen right away, we forget.

I think when David returned to tending to his sheep after the anointing and the years started ticking by they all forgot.  They counted him out. All these years when he’s being chased by one enemy after the other with everyone trying to kill him, I think they really believed he was never going to make it.

They counted him out and forgot about him.

Some of you right now, just as you may have forgotten some of the things God promised you there are others who forgot too.  It’s been years so they just assume it’s not going to happen.  Guess what? Don’t remind them of anything.

They will never see it coming.  I mean, what a plan!

So your future is like this Jack in the Box in that you know or have an idea of what is in the box.  Winding up the side is like winding up a timer, a clock, the countdown to your manifestation.  At some point, this promise is going to make an entrance/pop out.  And, somehow even though you have an idea of what it is you will still be surprised by the timing and how God does it.

Why do you need to know this now?  Whenever you have heavy spiritual warfare it is always a set up for that “Jack in the Box” moment.  A SURPRISE is right around the corner.  And even though you are expecting it, you’re still going to be surprised.

Did the disciples know that Jesus was going to be crucified and resurrected?  Yes, He told them. (Luke 13:33; Matthew 16:21; Matthew 17:22; Mark 8:31) But for some reason on Friday they were in shock, scared and mourning.  Then Sunday rolls around, He’s resurrected and they are surprised!

At the moment of surprise, everything changes and it CANNOT be undone.

Isaiah 43:19

“Behold, I am doing a new thing;
    now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?”

If you’ve never seen a Jack in the Box before, watch this video below…

Blessings

 

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14 Comments

  1. F.E.
    April 14, 2021 at 6:33 pm — Reply

    Hello MOP,
    This word had a profound impact and I have been reflecting on it since its writing. I happened to be in I Samuel chapters 22-24 yesterday for my devotions and it reminded me of the following excerpt,
    “We are aware that all of them knew but for some reason when you read about all that David went through none of his “blood” brothers are there. What happened to them? The ones who rallied around him were others that God sent and not his own family.”
    I noticed the following in 1 Samuel 22:1-2: (Names of God version)
    “So David escaped from that place and fled to the cave at Adullam. When his brothers and all the rest of his family heard about it, they went to him. 2 Then everyone who was in trouble, in debt, or bitter about life joined him, and he became their commander. There were about four hundred men with him.”
    So it appears that his family eventually came to him at least at one point during his trials. What has really warmed my heart these years as well was the fact that David ensured that his parents were well-taken care of when David passed them over to the King of Moab for safekeeping (1 Samuel 22:3). This tells me that he still cared for them despite how he might have been treated (both perceived and actual) and it’s a lesson for us to emulate. Another taught as I reread this section was how God’s intricate plan from David’s great grandmother, Ruth (also alluded to in this word) was originally from Moab and we see David going back there for protection of his parents. Talk about “what a plan!” This God we serve is ineffable and He is forever worthy of all of our praise and adoration, Hallelujah!

    Shalom!

  2. April 8, 2021 at 10:38 pm — Reply

    Wow! What a Powerful word as always. I am wiling to wait on God’s timing and I will not allow pride to put me in a place to feel the need to have to prove myself to anyone. I’m expecting my Jack-in-the-box moment to happen real soon. My expectation is of the Lord. I’m so excited to pray in the Spirit over this word to see how God wants me to react to it. I thank God for your humble Spirit and your willingness to obey him. Lol

    Much Love,
    Johnny Davis

  3. Diane
    April 6, 2021 at 6:12 pm — Reply

    Thank you for this excellent message that completely bears witness with me as well.
    God even showed me a jack in the box a few months ago although I wasn’t totally sure what it meant (I don’t like surprises & wanted and still want to know “what’s up” if you will 😬).

    Many blessings to you.

  4. Margaretta
    April 6, 2021 at 9:27 am — Reply

    Hello Mop

    Thank for the wonderfull message. I needed to hear it, feel at peace now. Always looking forward to your posts. You have a beautifull way of bringing understanding to the Word.

    Thank you

    Gods blessings to all!!!

  5. Elix
    April 5, 2021 at 4:59 pm — Reply

    Awesome word. Thank you MoP.
    The Lord is preparing the table in the presence of those who regard you as their enemy. I say it that way because we not to regards them as our enemies. They our brothers, our sisters.
    David’s brothers.
    Joseph’s brothers and Potiphar’s wife.
    With Esther it was Haman.
    With Ruth it was because she made the right choice. She chose Naomi’s God as her God.
    You’ve given me a new way to look at rejection.
    Thank you.
    This quietness that we experiencing now, like the quietness of the three days in the tomb, then “SURPRISE”, It’s really going to surprise all, even us. Praise God.
    I’m so blessed by this word.
    Many blessings to you 🌹.

  6. Dee T
    April 3, 2021 at 9:28 am — Reply

    The surprise is always a surprise!! I love when you said “They have to reject you so that the right one can find you.” I believe this is just around the corner for me!!!

    When I read your word, I thought about Habakkuk 1:5-“Look at the nations and watch— and be utterly amazed.
    For I am going to do something in your days that you would not believe, even if you were told.

    • April 3, 2021 at 11:12 am — Reply

      Amen! And this has to do with any kind of relationship – business relationships, ex wife, ex husband, platonic friendships, the rejection happens sometimes when God needs to move people out of the way for the right one. The faster we can let them go – emotionally, spiritually, financially – is the faster the right one will show up.

  7. Christina
    April 3, 2021 at 9:24 am — Reply

    This message is spot on for me. Thank you and God bless! 💙 It brought me to tears. All glory to God!

  8. FBG
    April 3, 2021 at 8:38 am — Reply

    Happy Easter!!

    What a blessing. This message is so powerful it resonated with me in all ways. You know it reminds me of when God told the Israelites that they had stayed at Mount Horeb for too long and it’s time for them to move. I believe God is definitely removing us from Mount Horeb and he is taking us to the promised land. There are definitely a lot of surprises in-store for us. The Lord will surely make rivers in the desert and this will surely excite us with a touch of surprise just like in the video you shared.

  9. April 2, 2021 at 9:01 pm — Reply

    Good Word. God is faithful. I think of Abraham and Sarah. Sarah had given up, but God still kept His promise. Forgive yourself for the mistakes, God isn’t holding it against you. Life happens to us all. This is the year of hope fulfilled, no more hope deferred.

  10. F.E.
    April 2, 2021 at 7:20 pm — Reply

    Hello MOP,

    Happy Holy Week, Good Friday, and Resurrection Sunday to all!!!

    What a beautiful prophetic word!!! Every sentence, character from the Bible mentioned, and example used is God-breathed! One of the meanings of Esther is “hidden/conceal” and what a fitting name for her mission as a deliverer for her people.

    I was also wondering today, Good Friday, yet again, if Pilate heeding his wife’s advice from her dream (i.e., to set our Lord Jesus free, and not hand Him over to be crucified) would have made a difference in His release. Perhaps, it might have just caused a postponement of the inevitable, one might submit, but I guess the answer is “No” as it was all part of the plan as eloquently put in this prophetic word, and for every prophetic word in the Old Testament to come to pass.
    I listened to the Good Friday message today at the link below and it is one of the best I’ve ever heard in terms of explaining the atonement and the Divine exchange of what our Precious Lord Jesus, Yeshua did for us. It highlighted parallels between Jesus Barabbas (that was not a typo in his first name 😉 ) and Our Lord Jesus that also hint a bit to all part of the plan (the refrain in this prophetic word 🙂 )
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZcADtDgb_o

    The last scripture in the prophetic word, was VERY fitting and in keeping with “springing forth” and the “Jack in the Box” theme. This prophetic word made me smile and even chuckle at times, thank you! You do have a unique knack for words that’s truly anointed!

    Shalom!

    • April 2, 2021 at 7:28 pm — Reply

      That is correct! Pilate’s wife was “helping God out”. She knew it was wrong but didn’t realize this was a part of the plan the whole time. That is why sometimes when our lives are going terribly wrong we must always remember what we asked God for…because it could actually be going in the right direction even if it looks wrong. It’s a knee jerk reaction that sends us into warfare prayers before we even stop to ask God “is this You Lord?” Blessings

  11. Kellee Graham
    April 2, 2021 at 6:48 pm — Reply

    I so want God to blow my mind in this season.

    • Audrey
      April 3, 2021 at 2:55 am — Reply

      Good morning MoP!!
      Always wonderful to hear from you. Blessings to all.

      This is a great word to start the day and the month. Thank you for taking the time with the different analogies and adding humour.
      Haha I love those moments when we think all gloom and the suddenly! Was… was that you Lord….did you just….
      I love and feel your enthusiasm. Thanks for spreading it and giving hope.

      Peace, love and blessings
      Audrey

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