"Get Ready for the June Bugs"
Ben R. Peters, South Beloit, IL
The Elijah List
While meditating on Isaiah 60, I heard the Spirit say to me, "Be aware of the June Bug." As you may know, Isaiah 60 speaks of great light coming in a dark time and place. It also speaks of a huge transfer of wealth from the nations to the people of God. So how do June bugs fit into this picture of light and wealth transfer?
What are June Bugs? They are a fairly large beetle that live off the foliage of trees and other plants. However, although they may damage the leaves and shrubs they eat, the biggest danger comes from the larvae they lay in the ground. These larvae are hidden from view, but eat away at the roots of grass and food crops. Here's a quote from Wikipedia.com regarding one type of June Bug:
"They can be an agricultural pest affecting a wide range of crops because their larvae feed on plant roots and can weaken or kill the plants."(Photo via Pixabay)
I believe God is speaking about things that will be taking place during the month of June in the mountains of society, especially the government mountain. God is also speaking to His Church, that we do not allow the enemy to work behind the scenes to kill what has already grown in His Kingdom.
The wise landscaper and farmer learns to recognize the early signs of this pest and treats the ground to kill the grubs. Those who are not aware will suffer loss, as plants will suddenly wilt and then die. I've seen the results of grubs in our lawn in northern Illinois.
At first I had no idea what was causing these big areas of brown spots in our otherwise green lawn.
Summer begins in the month of June. It's during the dry heat of summer that the effect of the June Bug larvae begins to show. I anticipate that we will see some of that evidence before June has passed. In other words, some hidden things will be exposed. The roots that kept a variety of things alive will be rooted out and the public will witness the results.
June Bugs in the Church
The roots of true New Testament Christianity are relationships with God and relationships with our brothers and sisters. (Note the early chapters of the Book of Acts.) The deepest roots represent our relationship with God and the horizontal roots our relationships with others.
Whatever comes into our lives and the life of the Church to destroy those relationships is like the June Bug larvae. It can take many different forms, such as jealousy, hurt feelings, resentments, self-pity, anger, selfish ambition, etc., and be kept out of view of others, but all of these things will eat away at the roots of relationships and, before long, the church or ministry will be wilting and dying for all to witness.
June Bugs in Society, Government in Particular
We have seen the effects of these underground killers attacking our Biblical foundations and inheritance on every mountain of society, including the family, religion, education, government, arts and entertainment, media and communication, and business and finance. So much has been lost and destroyed by the enemy of God and of America, and the whole Christian world has been impacted as a result.
However, right now we want to focus on the mountain of government. I do believe that God has commissioned the greedy and hungry June Bugs to devour the roots of the tares, or weeds, that have been sown among the good seeds. To this point we have only seen some of the outward foliage with good sized bites taken out of it, but we have not yet seen the damage that the grubs have been doing to the roots of these plants. (Photo by Stephen Friedt via Wikimedia Commons)
These are plants of corruption and deceit; plants of greed and personal gain, that have turned many of our government representatives into unethical and immoral thieves, robbing us of what our godly forefathers gave us in the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and other documents. They have mostly stayed below the surface and under the radar. But watch out! The June Bugs will be taring the roots that have fed the corruption and the corruption will be exposed.
And the Good News Is...
Getting back to Isaiah 60, the light will arise and shine when the darkness is very great. The darkness cannot overpower the light, but the light will reveal what has been hidden in the darkness.
When the dark places are exposed, only those who have the Light of the World in them will be comfortable under the light. They will be those upon whom The Light has already shone. They will be those upon whom the glory of the Lord is seen.
Arise, shine; for your light has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you. For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people; but the Lord will arise over you, and His glory will be seen upon you. The Gentiles shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising. Isaiah 60:1-3
I am boldly prophesying that men and women of God will rise up and take major leadership roles in government, and voters and those already in authority will choose them to represent them in the future.
The voices speaking of impending storms in America and the world systems have gone from a whisper to a loud roar. Get ready, Christians; but get excited and not afraid, for the Lord your God will not forsake you. Rather, He will use the storm and every crisis to open new doors of opportunity and blessing to those who love Him and His Kingdom.
The Transfer of Wealth for the Harvest
Prophetic friends have spoken clearly that the great transfer of wealth cannot happen in a time of peace and prosperity. It will come in a time of turmoil and financial and social crises. God will be loosing the greedy man's grip on the world's wealth and take away the keys to the financial storehouses through these storms, so that He can give them to those who just want to prosper His Kingdom in this time of great Harvest.
Great men of God have prophesied long-running revival meetings in major sports stadiums and in open fields in America. I believe the transfer of wealth will finance these events, as well as the sending out of on-fire evangelists to the ends of the earth.
I do believe that the Holy Spirit is saying that this transfer of wealth will help to fulfill the promise that the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the seas (see Habakkuk).
It will be radical lovers of Jesus that carry the glory. They will be the ones who flood the earth with their own personal testimonies of God's greatness, goodness, and compassionate power and love. (Photo via Pixabay)
All Mountains of Society Will Be Impacted by These Storms and Their Consequences
When the mountains of government and finances are taken over by people with character and godly wisdom, destructive laws impacting the mountains of family and religion will be reversed. Education will stop perverting the minds and attitudes of students, arts and entertainment will become more godly, media and communication will lose its atheistic and political bias, and America and the world will enjoy another great awakening.
Be Aware of the Coming of the June Bugs
We can readily see many applications of this simple revelation. We need to make sure we don't allow these grubby little creatures (June Bugs) to destroy our relationships with God and Kingdom partners. Instead, let them feed on the tares and the wicked plants the enemy has sown into the mountains of society. In fact, let's use Jeremiah's mandate, which he received when God said He was putting His words in Jeremiah's mouth. He then told him that day, while Jeremiah was still a youth: (Photo by Donna Smallenberg "Arise, Shine" viaelijahshopper.com)
"See, I have this day set you over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out and to pull down, to destroy and to throw down, to build and to plant" (Jeremiah).
Why not give the June Bugs a little hand and make some declarations and decrees, such as the following:
"I declare and decree that the demonic forces that control governments and nations and individuals in positions of authority, who are opposing the advancement of the Kingdom of Heaven on this earth and establishing wickedness through corruption and greed, will be rooted out, so that righteous men and women may rise up and lead their people back to the God of their Fathers. We pray for mercy for the individuals that the enemy has used, and we pray for grace to repent, for we wrestle not with flesh and blood, but we do take authority over the forces that they have yielded to."
If you see any June Bugs this spring and summer, don't forget what God is up to.
Ben R. Peters
Kingdom Sending Center
Kingdom Sending Center
Ben and Brenda Peters have said, "YES" to the call of God to challenge, equip and send dedicated lovers of Jesus into the harvest fields of the earth, including the seven mountains of society. Together they have ministered to tens of thousands of individuals in several countries of the world. After establishing churches and Christian schools for almost thirty years, they began a traveling ministry in 1999, under the name, Open Heart Ministries, speaking, teaching and prophesying in conferences, camps, churches, ministry schools (including Wagner Leadership Institute) and homes.
More recently, they also founded an Illinois-based ministry, called, Kingdom Sending Center, after hearing from God during a Heidi Baker meeting in Chicago. Ben began writing revelatory books in 2000, and has published 22 of them since then, and his newest book is HOLY HOW? Holiness, the Sabbath, Communion and Baptism. Ben and Brenda have five children and 12 grandchildren.