Bob Jones and Keith Davis

On Aug. 7, 1998 Bob, others and myself were traveling to Mobile, Alabama for a meeting that evening. At 10 minutes before 11 a.m. the spirit of prophecy came upon Bob in a powerful way. Initially, he began to prophesy words of exhortation concerning individuals, some of which have already been fulfilled. He then began to recite "be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be dismayed for I am with you wherever you go". Immediately I recognized that he was quoting Joshua 1:9. I then recalled that I had in my Bible a copy of a commission from this same passage given to a powerfully anointed prophet of the prior generation. As we began reading the commission we noticed that the Lord gave this commission by divine visitation on August 7, 1957 at 11 a.m. At approximately the same hour on the same date a commission was given out of Joshua 1:9.

"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go." (NKJ)

The commission in 1957 immediately preceded a seven-year release of the Spirit of Revelation. This commission also marks a transition in the Spirit very similar to the change of leadership from Moses to Joshua. Even though Joshua was anointed with the spirit of Moses, he had a different ministry. A generation of mighty warriors shall soon emerge, men and women of great valor and spiritual authority like unto that of Joshua. The Lord is also going to cover us with the "shadow of His Hand", a cloud of illumination, to bring insight with understanding concerning the scriptures, especially the book of Revelation.

Only the Lord could have orchestrated the release of this commission on exactly the same date as it was given in 1957. We share these details in hopes that it will help communicate the power with which this commission came and the importance of it in the season ahead.

Subsequent to this prophecy another vision was given to Bob that emphasizes the importance of Joshua 1:9. In this vision Bob observed a small evil spirit whose mannerisms were similar to that of a child. In an inconsiderate manner this spirit frolicked across Bob's toes. When Bob chastised the evil spirit he saw that its name was "Anxiety". Anxiety then declared that he was going to get his father to deal with Bob.

As this smaller spirit returned Bob saw that his gigantic father came with him. This spirit was seemingly 50 feet tall and was named "Panic". Panic had just returned from killing 1,000 people that day and threatened to do the same to Bob if he chastised "anxiety" again. Bob knew that if the Lord did not intervene, panic was capable of making good on his promise. Panic then retrieved his cousin named "Thief" and together they intended to destroy Bob and steal his goods.

When fear and panic seemed that they were going to overwhelm him, Bob heard the Holy Spirit say "why don't you call the law on these thieves". Bob then went to the telephone and instead of dialing 9-1-1, he dialed 1-0-1-9--- Luke 10:19.

"Behold, I have given you authority to tread upon serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall injure you. (NAS)

Not only did the law shackle anxiety, panic, and the thief; the law also required a seven-fold return of all that had been stolen.

Anxiety and panic have gripped the world and many in the church. One of the signs of the last days is that men’s hearts will fail them for fear. These evil spirits rob the people of God of their peace and joy and impart fear, the greatest enemy of our faith. The Lord is commanding us to be strong and of good courage for He is imparting the reality of Luke 10:19. Because of the great victory of the cross we need not fear nor be dismayed for the Lord has delegated to us His authority over all the power of the enemy.

The Lord is going to anoint His people with courage and valor to demonstrate to the world His dominion over fear and panic and all the power of the evil one. A courageous generation with resolute determination and anointing shall arise to uproot the enemies of the Faith that have kept us from the Promises of God. Once the Church takes it rightful position in the "promised land" the Glory of God will shine upon her as a testimony to the whole Earth of God’s salvation and deliverance.

God be gracious to us and bless us, {and} cause His face to shine upon us-- Selah. That Thy way may be known on the earth, Thy salvation among all nations. God blesses us, that all the ends of the earth may fear Him. (NAS) Psalms 67:1-2,7

Many thanks to Bob Jones and Keith Davis for permission to post this article.