Recently while praying into a situation for the Lord’s righteous justice to be released I saw a deck of cards.
I saw the enemy had “stacked the deck”.
I immediately had the picture of my youngest daughter, who, as a result of losing on most occasions to her older siblings in card games (especially uno), which always left her feeling completely defeated, she decided to “stack the deck”. While they weren’t looking being her turn to deal, she would deal herself all the trump cards like the draw 4’s, wild cards, pick up 2’s etc.
Obviously this resulted in many family “discussions” on cheating but none the less I think she got the picture.
The dictionary meaning of “stack the deck”:
– Stack the deck means to cheat or to fix something so a desired outcome is achieved. An example of stack the deck is when you slip an extra few aces into the playing cards that you deal yourself.
Other definitions include :
-to be against someone or something
– to arrange something in a manner that either someone will gain a wrong disadvantage or a person would get an unfair advantage
-to be deceitful in achieving a goal
-to influence the results in an unfair manner by way of making arrangements to specifically do so
I understood by this picture that the Lord was conveying a message that the enemy was seeking to “rig” the outcome unjustly in various areas of gates of possession where many believers and nations stand, for his own advantage and to further His cause, which is to kill, steal and destroy.
THE LORD IS SHUFFLING THE DECK
I then saw the deck violently ripped out of the hands of the enemy before he was about to deal the deck and the LORD began to shuffle the deck! He put the cards in the order that were according to HIS just and right “dealing”.
Get ready this is the release of the Lord’s justice in this season.
TURN AROUND WHERE THE DECK HAS BEEN STACKED AGAINST YOU!
Many have felt the winds of opposition rage against them in their pursuit of their God given mandates and dreams. And it has felt like every where you turn the “deck has been stacked against you”.
Definition of “THE DECK STACKED AGAINST YOU”.
-To make arrangements that result in an unfair advantage over someone or something. (Likened to fixing a deck of playing cards in one’s favor during a game.)
-To have little chance of success due to some existing circumstances, conditions, or obstacles that are likely to present difficulties.
-to make arrangements so it’s very difficult for somebody to achieve something
-to face difficult and unfair circumstances when trying to achieve something
I’m sure this sounds familiar to a lot of you.
The enemy has sought to frustrate and hinder many of your forward movements by seeking to rig your outcome. Placing obstacles, difficult people, lies, accusations, attacks of infirmity etc to hinder your triumph. BUT GOD!
The Lord is shuffling the deck to bring about a turnaround and He is about to deal out to each person according to His righteous dealings. Where you were going to get a dud hand the Lord says I will deal out plays of triumph.
And for those who have already felt like their hand has been dealt unjustly, in situations and circumstances, or you may feel that you have been dealt a dud hand in life, the Lord says I am going to turn what the enemy meant for evil for your good. For the Lord says watch and see, even though it has appeared that the enemy has triumphed against you in days and years past, I am about to deliver my justice and the trump cards the enemy seems to be playing against you I will cause confusion in his ranks and he will play them out of timing, show his hand and he will play his own hand to his own demise.
So look not at your “bad hand” and worry if you could ever recover or make it. The Lord says watch me turn this loss into victory, this pain into joy, this failure and robbery into honour and recompense.
For in this hour I AM RESHUFFLING, and I am turning things for my people’s good, I am dealing a fair hand and this hand is a hand of triumph for my people.
You shall surely shout the “Lord has triumphed gloriously, the horse and rider have been thrown into the sea!