There is so much prophetic significance happening around the world right now…God is up to big things and is moving swiftly.
Johnny Enlow is vastly becoming a favorite author here at the Elijah List and surely understands the times, seasons and “the signs” the Lord is giving to the Church in this hour.
Signs from the Kentucky Derby
God continues to prophesy to us through every way possible, and now again through the last Kentucky Derby impressively won by Justify. Three years ago, when American Pharaoh was winning in what would be the Triple Crown of racing, I shared how it represented an incoming president of the United States, who would rule among the nations as a Pharaoh of sorts, but specifically as the Pharaoh of Joseph’s day, who had Josephs promoted. Now again, we have a Kentucky Derby so stacked with numbers and names of prophetic significance, that the message almost doesn’t require deciphering.
The headlines tell us that in the 144th running of the Churchill Downs race, that a #7 horse named Justify, ridden by a jockey named Michael Smith, won the wettest and muddiest derby on record by 2 and a half lengths over #6, Good Magic. Rounded off to the nearest second, his winning time was 2 minutes and 4 seconds. Much was made of breaking the 136-year “curse of Apollo” by winning, though never having raced as a juvenile. A key part of the story is how Promises Fulfilled led the initial charge out of the gate, but it soon became the Justify story.
There is literally so much Kingdom activity and displacement taking place that these times have to be considered among the most divinely orchestrated and destiny-charged ever. We are presently in a world extreme makeover reality that is unprecedented in its scope and scale. These are revolutionary days of wholesale transformation, and creation itself is uniquely stirred and responsive to all that is taking place.
Ring of Fire and Earthquakes
“His story is always bigger than ours, but as we cooperate with His justice, our personal promises do find fulfillment.“
The Pacific Ring of Fire is unusually active, and I counted 33 active volcanoes in one day. The Hawaii Kilauea has just been upgraded to its highest level red alert for what could be a massive eruption. A volcano in Indonesia has shot up 3 miles in the air, coating ash on nearby villages. Japan just announced another eruption of a volcano. Papua New Guinea recently had a 7.5 earthquake, which is its worst in a century.
Additionally, there is shaking all around the Ring of Fire, with underground tectonic activity all over. Even Yellowstone has just had its largest geyser erupt for the 5th time in recent weeks, baffling observers as it is not part of the actual Ring of Fire, but listed as a “hot spot”. Something from the earth’s core can no longer be suppressed, and it is speaking into our day when justice can no longer be suppressed as well.
Part of the Prophetic “Code” for the Kentucky Derby:
144: Connects us to the 144,000 of the book of Revelation, which simultaneously speaks of Israel as well as the Church, as it speaks of those “sealed” (justified).
Churchill Downs: This is about the Church being in a public place as Salt and Light, and no longer just in the 4 walls of a building. The courage of Winston Churchill to stand against evil is also to be noted here.
Horse #7: Ahh…so many things. A connection to the 7 mountains where we must be visibly carrying God’s love- which looks like Justice. 7 spirits of God are what we ride on and 7 is the ultimate perfect divine number.
Justify: The word means “vindicate” and it clearly speaks into the matter of Justice, which is God’s theme for the moment. The #metoo phenomenon, the Justice League movie, are evidences of a societal agreement.
The winning jockey let everyone know immediately that he is a follower of Jesus Christ. Michael means “who is like God” and it is he who is the great archangel who watches over Israel. The word Smith
means “to treat metal by heating, hammering and forging.” There is no doubt that the nations of the world are presently experiencing Israel as the anvil upon which their destiny is being forged. Zech. 12:3
is particularly relevant to this, “I will make Jerusalem a very heavy stone for all peoples and all who would heave it away will surely be cut in pieces.”(Photo via Wikimedia Commons)
This has been so evident in this week when Jerusalem has had the double celebrations of Israel’s 70th anniversary and the world news of the United States moving its embassy to Jerusalem, and the various reactive backlashes both far and near. One cannot talk about Justice without talking about Israel and the ongoing world injustice of Israel being blamed for defending themselves against those who would destroy it. The media has been huge in this injustice.
Wettest/Muddiest: We are experiencing this as a present dynamic. Justice is raining down from Heaven and it is a wonderful thing, yet is also making for a very muddy track as we are observing “mud-slinging” going on all over. Interesting how it was widely noted that jockey Mike Smiths’ silks were virtually unaffected by the muddy race. It is a muddy track, but we must press on.
Good Magic #6: I previously covered the Fountain of Youth race where Promises Fulfilled defeated Good Magic, and so we see again this horse coming in second. 6 is the number of flesh or human effort and all fleshly efforts in conjunction with the occult/magic are no longer able to triumph in the big races. Promises are being fulfilled and Justify is winning big.
Promises Fulfilled: Though it is a season of Promises Fulfilled, the bigger story is greater than that. God being vindicated/justified is the much bigger story. His story is always bigger than ours, but as we cooperate with His justice, our personal promises do find fulfillment. Find your place in His story and your story gets accelerated.
“We are presently in a world extreme makeover reality that is unprecedented in its scope and scale.“
2 Minutes, 4 Seconds: In February, I gave a word on how Feb. 24, 2018 everything changed. That day was a big day with apostolic intercessors in DC, and also the day my daughter Justice had her golden birthday, meaning she turned 24 on the 24th. The numbers 2 and 4 are here again. There are 24 elders around the throne. I previously shared Acts 2:2-4 when “tongues of fire” suddenly ignited the New Testament Church.
Is. 2:2-4 was also highlighted as happening now. We can add Ps. 2:2-4 about the nations raging against the Lord and His beloved (Israel and also the Church), and how “He who sits in the Heaven shall laugh…and hold in derision” those who oppose Him. Psalm 24 is clearly to be highlighted as well, and it starts with, “The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof” and ends with “Lift up your heads the King of Glory is coming in.” Don’t be distracted from this reality in the midst of a muddy track.
Apollo’s Curse: The word Apollo means “destroyer”. It is the same root word as Apollyon, which also means “destroyer”. In our 7-mountain template we identify him as the demonic principality of the mountain of media and he destroys through his propagation of bad and fake news. As Justify wins that curse gets broken. No mission field is in more need of understanding and attention as this one.
A Jesus Justice Revolution
I recently spoke at a conference called SALT held at Angelus Temple here in Los Angeles, and it was as powerful an event as we had anticipated. The event actually was taking place the day of the Kentucky Derby race. The day before, I released a word that a “Jesus Justice Revolution” had begun. This has nothing to do with hanging on to offenses and revenge, but everything to do with Jesus coming in to make a way for previously hindered love to triumph. It will clear up many unjust situations, but it is about love prevailing.
The morning of the race my friend Jona Toledo spoke at the conference on the theme of justice. Part of his message had to do with how his young son with the middle name of Justice had just hit a grand slam and performed an unassisted triple play in the same game, which is an ultimate rarity. God is speaking through our kids’ names. Justice is being healed. Justice is being empowered. Justice is arising and shining and now ready to showcase itself in cases and places that have not seen it before.
In my prophetic word from February I stated, “Waves and repercussions of what Heaven released on earth will only increase in the following days, but February 24 was the catalytic day for it.”
How to Cooperate
In short, read again my above note on Psalm 24: The earth is the Lord’s and He is coming in. Furthermore, let your heart be secured that even in the midst of happenings, sometimes hard to decipher and discern, that the Kingdom is pressing in, in accelerated fashion—and it is all tending toward good
. Seek to cooperate through how you pray in agreement with His justice and how you interact with society. This is the Kingdom age and it is going to release an extended era of renaissance—in the knowledge of God. (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.
Johnny Enlow is a social reformer, international speaker, spiritual mentor, and author of The Seven Mountain Prophecy, The Seven Mountain Mantle, and Rainbow God. He and his wife Elizabeth are focused on awakening individuals to their call to provide practical solutions from the heart of God for every problem in society – until the real God of all of life is displayed in the seven primary areas of culture in all nations: Media, Arts and Entertainment, Government, Family, Religion, Economy, and Education.