Twelve Points

Twelve Points for The Army of the Lord.

Behold, I am preparing1 a holy2 army.3 They will do mighty exploits4 for Me5 and destroy6 your high places.7 They are an army of holy men and women, boys and girls.8 They have been anointed9 to preach the true gospel,10 to lay hands on the sick11 and to call the sinner to repentance.12 (Mary K. Baxter, A Divine Revelation of Hell, p. 144)

1 Prepare

We have each been birthed with a divine purpose which is written on our hearts. The life and calling of Jeremiah are a Type or Example of this:

4 Then the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,
5 Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.
6 Then said I, Ah, Lord God! behold, I cannot speak: for I am a child.
7 But the Lord said unto me, Say not, I am a child: for thou shalt go to all that I shall send thee, and whatsoever I command thee thou shalt speak.
8 Be not afraid of their faces: for I am with thee to deliver thee, saith the Lord.
9 Then the Lord put forth his hand, and touched my mouth. And the Lord said unto me, Behold, I have put my words in thy mouth.
10 See, I have this day set thee over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant. (Jeremiah 1:4–10)

2 Holy

It is impossible to please God or to get into heaven without being holy, because He is a holy being, and heaven is a holy place. God desires all to be with Him. He will use those who are already holy to bring others to a state of holiness, preparing them to enter heaven.

But I have blessed them with boldness in holiness and in spirit. (Baxter, p. 144)

Before these times I will raise up an army of believers that will stand for truth and righteousness. (Baxter, p. 171)

3 Army

God is preparing a Holy Army.

But before that evil day, I will raise up a mighty army that will worship Me in Spirit and in truth. The army of the Lord will do great exploits and wonderful things for Me. (Baxter, pp. 197-198)

Jesus went on to refer to His “army” an additional eleven times:

This army, which was spoken of by the prophet Joel, will arise from the land and do great works for God. (Baxter, p. 144)

Jesus called His army “The Army of The Lord”:

They shall be called the army of the Lord. (Baxter, p. 144)

Because He identified His army with the army spoken of in the prophecy of Joel, you now know how the prophecy of Joel should be interpreted:

11 And the Lord shall utter his voice before his army: for his camp is very great: for he is strong that executeth his word: for the day of the Lord is great and very terrible; and who can abide it? (Joel 2)

Why would God use the word “army” to describe His last ministers? The Dictionary defines army:

A large body of persons trained and armed for war.

Who is God going to use His Army to go to war against? That is covered in points #6 and #7. How will His Army act?

They will run like mighty men of war. (Baxter, p. 171)

4 Exploits

“They will do mighty exploits.” The word “exploits” is only used twice in the Bible, both are in the Book of Daniel:

He shall do exploits and return to his own land. (Daniel 11:28)

But the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits. (Daniel 11:32)

Other translations put it as “take action.” Indeed, as you just saw, an “army” is something that is designed to “take action.” Jesus used the expression several times:

You will see them begin to move across the land and do exploits for My name’s sake. Watch and see My power at work. (Baxter, p. 144)

They shall do exploits for the Lord of glory. (Baxter, p. 144)

The army of the Lord will do great exploits and wonderful things for Me. (Baxter, pp.197-198)

Another expression used by the Lord was “mighty works” and “great works”:

They shall be called the army of the Lord. I will give gifts unto them, and they will accomplish mighty works. (Baxter, p. 144)

This army, which was spoken of by the prophet Joel, will arise from the land and do great works for God. (Baxter, p. 144)

They shall do great works for Me, for I will be with them. (Baxter, p. 171)

How will they be able to do these “mighty” and “great” “exploits”?

They shall do great works for Me, for I will be with them. (Baxter, p. 171)

I will give gifts unto them, and they will accomplish mighty works. (Baxter, p. 144)

For what gifts, see the following pages:

5 For Me

The “Army of the Lord” will go and do what Jesus asks them to do. They will know His voice, and they will do what He says.

They will begin to fulfill My prophecy and to do My will. I will walk in them, talk in them and work in them. (Baxter, p. 144)

They shall do great works for Me, for I will be with them. (Baxter, p. 171)

Normally, there is an ebb and a flow of hearing from God. Even so, there will be no interruptions for hearing and receiving the will and word of God:

Will hear My voice from the rising to the going down of the sun. In the night hours also they will hear My voice, and they will answer Me. (Baxter, p. 171)

6 Destroy

On occasion, God has chosen to destroy the wicked, Sodom and Gomorrah is just one example:

He shall tread down the wicked, and they shall be ashes under the soles of His feet. (Baxter, p. 144)

That expression is also found in Malachi 4, which provides even more insights:

1 For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the Lord of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.
2 But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.
3 And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, saith the Lord of hosts. (Malachi 4:1–3)

7 High Places

“High places” is a common Old Testament phrase and mostly refers to the worship of false gods:

30 And I will destroy your high places, and cut down your images, and cast your carcases upon the carcases of your idols, and my soul shall abhor you. (Leviticus 26:30)

52 Then ye shall drive out all the inhabitants of the land from before you, and destroy all their pictures, and destroy all their molten images, and quite pluck down all their high places: (Numbers 33:52)

In the New Testament it is used one time and refers to a strong hold in the spirit world:

12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. (Ephesians 6:12)

The physical destruction of a high place may or may not remove its spiritual counterpart. In modern times, we have different “gods” that we have set on “high” like sporting events, shopping on the Sabbath, etc. Will The Army of The Lord destroy those high places? There are also physical strong holds of corrupt government leaders at all levels of society, from local school boards, to the White House and everything in between.

This army shall fight against the forces of evil and destroy much of Satan’s work. (Baxter, p. 144)

There are spiritual strong holds over churches (who teach “doctrines of devils”), neighborhoods, homes, cities, and even nations. In order for The Army of The Lord to “fight against forces of evil,” they will need some way to discern where they are. The Army of The Lord will be given “spiritual sight” for discerning where the forces of evil are.

9 …they shall enter in at the windows like a thief. (Joel 2:9)

It is known by those who have done spiritual warfare that quite often demons will enter a premise by way of a window. Spiritual sight will allow The Army of The Lord to see and track the entry points of demons. Anyone harboring satanic forces will be known as enemies against the state (Kingdom of Christ). What God allowed before will no longer be tolerated; time will be too short.   

8 Men, Women, Boys, Girls

The Army of The Lord is made up of children as well as adults:

This is an army of working men, housewives, single men, single women and school children. They are common people, for not many noble have responded to My call. In the past they have been misunderstood and mistreated, abused and rejected. (Baxter, p. 144)

9 Anointed

As you read in Jeremiah 1, before he was born, God had already ordained, appointed, and authorized him to be a prophet on earth. The Army of The Lord has already been ordained and authorized before they were born. They innately have the power or “anointing” already, it will become quickened or activated at the right time.

I will soon begin to move upon them, to choose for My army those I desire. I will search for them in the cities and in the towns. Many will be surprised at those I have chosen. (Baxter, p. 144)

10 Preach

“Preach the true Gospel.” This implies that a counterfeit gospel has gone forth, which needs to be corrected (Acts 3:19-20, Rev.14:6). The Army of The Lord will go from church to church, and city to city correcting. They therefore must know what the “true gospel” is, and be capable of sharing it. (See True Gospel for details.)

11 Heal

“Lay hands on the sick,” they will heal:

The Son of righteousness shall arise with healing in His wings. (Baxter, p. 144)

That expression is also found in Malachi 4, which provides even more insights:

1 For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the Lord of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.
2 But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.
3 And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, saith the Lord of hosts. (Malachi 4:1–3)

12 Repent

“Call the sinner to repentance.” Keep in mind that the subject of Mary K. Baxter’s book was Hell, and how to avoid it. The Army of the Lord will do all in their God-given powers to turn people to repentance, and be saved in His Kingdom.

They shall win many to Jesus Christ. (Baxter, p. 144)

Bring in the fruits of righteousness, and give Me what is rightfully mine, (Baxter, pp. 197-198)

Repent now and be saved from the terrible things which will befall the rebellious and the unsaved. (Baxter, pp.197-198)