Aha! Word From the Lord
Updated: Sep 1, 2022
If the joy of the Lord is our strength, then we need its anchor in stormy times.
Three times in the Spirit, over the past year, I heard, “GIDDY UP.”
Yes, Jesus used cowboy slang, with a war-like, “business time” sentiment.
After praying for clarity and confirmation, I received an email from a brother in Christ.
As we test the word with scripture, we find that “Aha” is a Hebrew word in the Bible. Strong’s Concordance tells us what it means:
"Aha" is also used by those in scripture who mock God. God is about to flip the table on those who are doing evil. We are going to see and experience some crazy and hard things that will tempt us to despair. He's so good to remind us that he's our warrior, and that he will fight for us. Justice will be done against those who come against the Lord and his people.
The Word says that the Lord laughs in derision, as the nations plot in vain. (Psalm 2:1) This "derision" is the impression of wryness that I received when I heard, “Giddy Up.” God doesn't enjoy the destruction of the wicked, but he does vindicate himself and the righteous. (Ez. 18:23)
I asked the Lord, "Who are the wicked that you are about to judge? I began to ponder the various deceptions that are taking place in our world and in the church. I pondered abortion. I pondered the injection. I pondered all kinds of immorality. But, he interrupted my pondering:
“All who do not love the Truth.”
Then, he said,
“I AM AHAYAH.”
When I looked this up, I learned that it means “I AM THAT I AM.” This is what God said to Moses out of the burning bush, where he gave him the Ten Commandments. AHA means I AM. YAH means God
Many times in scripture, God reminds us that he is The Great I Am. As I re-read the “giddy-up” word from my brother, I noted the I AM theme, that God is repeating.
The irony is that those who are doing evil, think that they are I AM. This is pride. It has ignited the wrath of God. Evil backfires. This evil will be used by God in the coming days to open the eyes of many godless people to the truth of Jesus Christ. God's wrath is against the kingdom of darkness and those who serve it by default by not serving him.
“For there is nothing hidden that will not be disclosed, and nothing concealed that will not be known or brought out into the open.” Luke 8:17
Something else interesting that "giddy up" brings to mind are the four horsemen of the apocalypse in the book of Revelation. The first horse, it is written, has pestilence going before it. (Rev 6) It is wearing a crown. Corona means crown. If this is where we are in God's prophetic timeline, according to scripture, war and famine will follow. "Giddy Up," sounds like he's coming, quickly.
“Behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to render to every man according to what he has done." Revelation 22:12
It may be about to look like the wild west, up in here. BUT GOD will bring all that is done in darkness into the light, in his good timing. Keep trusting, even when things get darker. He will show his wrath and his judgment -- and mercy on those who come to him now with a repentant heart. There will be no shortage of opportunities in the coming years for God to showcase his mercy and glory to those who will be fainthearted and sick by what is coming. These trials will bring about a harvest of souls for heaven. Genesis 50:20 reminds us that what the enemy means for evil, God means for good. A-ha.
You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives. Genesis 50:20
Like Paul and Silas, who were imprisoned unjustly in the book of Acts, God wants us to praise him in darkness. They praised him in the prison and the chains broke off of all the prisoners. In the same way that this act of faith broke loose the chains in the physical prison, our steadfast trust and praise in the darkening valley will be powerful, bringing light and deliverance to ourselves and others. Paul and Silas were likely not sitting in their cells complaining and gawking at the horrific injustice of their situation. They couldn't be, if they were too busy worshiping and praising the Lord through the night. We must remember to worship and praise the Lord in the coming persecution, because it will bring down his glory, power and deliverance.
When the storm winds blow, will you hear, in the torrent, "I AM"?
When war, famine, natural disaster, plagues, persecution and strange things begin to take place, our flesh will say, "Uh-oh". But, our spirits must say, "Aha!" That is what the Lord wants our response to trouble to be when we have taken refuge in Him. "Aha!" Is a revelatory, joyful sound, isn't it? The sound we make when we have found what we are looking for. Or when we have realized something good. It is the sound of acquisition. The sound of THE answer. The revelation of Jesus Christ! His finished work. We who trust in him are forgiven and free, no matter what earthly circumstances take us captive.
I hope these simple words will stir up your faith, now and for what will come. God wants us to know who is actually at the wheel behind "bad news", and to not marvel at the things that will make it appear as though the enemy is getting the upper hand. When we say, “Uh-oh”, we give glory and credit to the enemy. When we instead say “Aha”, we give glory to God, as what was written comes to pass.
We must get behind our King of Kings and fight with him. We must tarry with him in prayer. We must listen. We must read scripture deeply. Even memorize it. We must stop slouching and walk like redeemed men and women of God. We must seek the Holy Spirit in every fresh grace made available to us, through his gifts and his fruit.
God has gone before us and has already established our victory through Jesus. We will be tempted to fear at what lies ahead, but we can count on him, The Great I AM, who was and is and is to come.
Giddy Up, Saints.
The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw. Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near.
Revelation 1: 1 - 3
Charles Spurgeon on Aha, horses, and war:
Charles Spurgeon, on Aha and spiritual warriors for the gospel in active opposition to the adversary:
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