A Case For Christmas

 

Well it is that time of the year again…it’s Christmas time. This is my most favorite time of the year for many reasons.  Christmas represents the first part of the greatest story ever told—the birth of Jesus—God, born of a virgin, coming in the form of a man as a gift for the salvation of the world.  The great King of Heaven seated in majesty and glory, chose to leave Heaven to be born in a manger, because of His passionate love for humanity, as John 3:16 states:

 “For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son that whosoever should believe in Him would not perish but have everlasting Life.”

I will never forget the year I got saved and asked Jesus to become the Lord of my life; the whole world looked very different to my eyes, it was as if I had never seen a tree before, or clouds or the stars.  I distinctly remember my first Christmas; I went for a walk one night, and as I was looking up at the stars, feeling the wonderful awe and majesty of the season, I started to sing O Holy Night…and I started to weep, I guess it was the incredible anointing on the song, but I wept also because I had sung that song from I was a little child…all my life I had been singing this song, and had never understood or felt the full impact of what those words meant until that moment!

O Holy Night, is my most favorite Christmas Carol; after 24 years of being saved the words still move me to tears, especially the line that says, “long lay the world in sin and error pining till He appeared, and the soul felt its worth.”  By experiencing the love of God, the soul felt its worth, and value!  That the King of Heaven would come for me, would pay the price of His Blood for me…this soul felt its worth!

That’s what Christmas means to me—that a King loved me so much, that He gave His Life as a ransom for me and saved me for all eternity….and that one day I will see Him face to face and thank Him and be with Him forever. Jesus came to planet Earth to give His Life as a ransom for all, for me, and for you, giving value to the souls of humanity. I am also moved by the hope for all embedded in Matthew 4:15:

“THE LAND OF ZEBULUN AND THE LAND OF NAPHTALI, BY THE WAY OF THE SEA, BEYOND THE JORDAN, GALILEE OF THE GENTILES—THE PEOPLE WHO SAT IN DARKNESS HAVE SEEN A GREAT LIGHT, AND UPON THOSE WHO SAT IN THE REGION AND SHADOW OF DEATH… LIGHT HAS DAWNED.”

This Jewish King came not only for Israel but also for the Gentiles—for the world, a Light has dawned…for God so loved the world that He gave His only Son.

I know that there are many viewpoints regarding Christmas, and many have tried to convince me that it is demonic.  But, for me, the sense of God’s Presence and love for humanity, hovers over the season, despite satan’s attempts to corrupt it with shopping, Santa and arguments.

People can get so caught up in arguing about the date December 25th, but for me, it has nothing to do with a date…I thank God that He has given us a whole season of about 6 weeks, to tell the world about the greatest story of all time…that we have been given a Gift of eternal destiny in Glory with our beautiful King!  In light of this what does it matter about the date!

Satan hates Christmas and has been fighting to eliminate IT FOR SOME TIME now, Why? For one reason:  HE WANTS TO ELIMINATE THE STORY. For another, HE HATES CHRIST… his plan is to mark a big X through the Name Christ, and to distract from the story in any way he can!

Many of God’s people debate about the root of Christmas and about the correct date of Jesus’s birth, completely missing the gift we have been given by God in Christmas—to tell the Story and spread the love of God.

My thought on these two issues are that we will never have an accurate date of the birth of Christ with certainty, God did not give us the date in His Word, on purpose.  I believe the date matters little! Lives coming into the awareness of Immanuel—God with us, does matter.

As at no other time of the year, at Christmas, God’s Presence, Mercy and Love can be clearly felt, hovering over the planet, bringing Joy, bringing families together, and reconciling relationships. At Christmas time, people for a short season take the focus off themselves and spend time thinking about others and their needs—people become givers, they become a little like Christ and give gifts…spending time thinking about what a friend or a loved would like or needs.

At Christmas people give to the poor, to children living in lack without hope, some help to serve the poor and the homeless, taking on God’s heart for a season!  At Christmas, as at no other time, Joy is in the air…joyful songs proclaiming the King’s story and glory are sung, heralded throughout shopping malls and stores, played over the airwaves on radios and TVs.

At Christmas, for the Great occasion of the birth of Jesus, God fills the air with songs of Glory such as O Holy Night, Hark the Herald angels Sing, Joy to the World, Silent Night, Mary did you Know, O Come Emmanuel, O Come all ye Faithful, Angels we have heard on High…. these famous songs were all inspired by the Holy Spirit for Christmas to glorify the King!  Even secular Christmas songs are mostly about Joy and Hope and Love!

At Christmas God has given a season of time with the greatest opportunity for the world to hear the Greatest Story they would not have otherwise heard.  At Christmas people who don’t normally go to church or know Christ—go to church and they Hear the Story. 

At Christmas the atmosphere is magical and ripe for the Story as Angels flood the Earth to minister and draw people to the Good News. Christmas creates the greatest evangelistic opportunities to tell others about the Love of Christ—why would we want to get rid of it? Why would we want to agree with satan’s plan?

Let us rather fight for Christmas, a season I fully believe was given to humanity By God in His Mercy.  Let us fight to keep Christ in Christmas and to take every opportunity to say Merry Christmas to someone and God bless you!

Let us make this a season to show love, patience and kindness to others, rather than hate and fighting and debating about things, that really don’t matter!  Let us use this time to show Christ to each other and the world!  Let us give gifts of kindness to others! When we give a gift to someone, we are actually giving to God…we become a little bit like God for a moment—the Giver of every good gift!

“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.”  James1:17   

I believe that darkness and hate is trying to overcome the world right now, but I don’t think God is going to let that happen just yet! Societies and nations have sunk into gross darkness before, over History and God moved to restore and to turn things around.  It is not impossible for God!  With one move of the Holy Spirit, with one great Awakening, God can change history!  He has done it before and He can do it again.

God will do it again! Why? Because He has a massive harvest of souls to bring into the kingdom of God, into His family.  Let us take the opportunity given to us this Christmas and others to come to begin to gather them in!

Good things are about to break forth!  Don’t give in to discouragement and hopelessness!  Showers of blessings are about to fall on mankind from our Great and Merciful Father. The time of judgment is not yet! He will come to save us…that is what He does…that is who is is…He is the Savior!

Merry Christmas and a happy New Year

God Bless you and keep you and make His face to shine upon you!

Faith & Frank

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Occupy The Revelation!

In my last word, I shared of a new season we were entering in on 11/11/18 where many would be leaving the wilderness warfare behind with the strength and fortitude to possess their promised land. I would like to share some keys God has provided to enter in and hold this position. The first is regarding the New Wineskin. The Lord showed me that the mind of the Body of Christ is the wineskin that must now become New to contain His New Wine. We sometimes associate the New Wineskin with a new church structure or new model, however new models and structures having the capacity to contain God’s New Dynamic, comes first with therenewing of the mind—a supernatural reformation infusing it with the ability to receive and process the New Wine.  Transformation can then take place as a natural progression of the outpouring of New Wine—an outpouring carrying the vision and DNA for the new season, containing fresh revelations of the Majesty of the exalted Christ.

The mind must be renewed and refashioned to withstand the challenges of the new season we have entered, to rightly comprehend and process the purposes of God in it. The mind must be rewired to receive and accept a fresh Spiritual dynamic intended to take us into a new dimension of God’s Glory.

Transformation into the New Wineskin requires that the old has to go, characterized by small mindedness, religious mind-sets bound to control, un-Christlike attitudes devoid of God’s love and compassion, and irrelevant traditions no longer serving the Lord, that are actually working to hinder His purposes in the new work.

Stop imitating the ideals and opinions of the culture around you, but be inwardly transformed by the Holy Spirit through a total reformation of how you think. This will empower you to discern God’s will as you live a beautiful life, satisfying and perfect in his eyes.” Romans 12:2 AMPC

The New Wineskin is a mind that possesses the capacity to change, to be transformed, to perceive and to track with the movements of God, to hold fresh revelation, released in appointed times for appointed times, See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?”(Is. 43:19).   We are greatly restricted in the perceiving of God’s New thing by limited thinking. Our vision must be enlarged to see the depth, the height and the width—the fullness of the God’s Majestic picture, in order to comprehend His strategies and partner with Him for bringing it into reality.

Vison for God’s New Thing can only be received by a mind that has been transformed and made pliable through brokenness, humility, love and compassion, and the deep desire to bow to the will of God.  New levels and new dimensions of glory awaits those willing to make necessary changes! There is always more, no one has arrived! We must stretch our vision in this hour to see something more marvellous than we have seen previously.

Occupy The Revelation

The old wineskin cannot occupy new territory. The Lord has given me much revelation—whether for my life or Ministry, that has given me great joy, hope and expectation.  However, with the trials of life, I sometimes find my self returning to an old place of uncertainty, once again seeking Him for direction.  I was in such a place when I heard Him say, “Occupy the revelation!” With this statement came an understanding that we can lose the anointed, supernatural seed and the divine impact to our spirit that comes from heavenly, Holy Spirit revelation. The revelation, rather than moving us on to take spiritual ground, becomes lost because of the mind’s inability or lack of capacity to hold on to it!

Our soul is comprised of mind, will and emotion and is easily impacted by the trials and circumstances of life if not fiercely guarded and protected by faith in Christ—the Divine Shield that protects from all the elements of life. If the mind is not guarded it will easily be infiltrated by fear, doubt and unbelief. These are the fruit of an orphan spirit. The thief will always attempt to steal the revelation and push us off the ground God intends for us to occupy. The orphan spirit breeds:

  • Insecurity that convinces you that you are not worthy and therefore don’t belong.
  • Doubt and unbelief that convinces you that things will never change, and that you are not capable of holding it if they do!
  • Fear of taking the risk to believe and therefore act, and that if you do you will be making a mistake
  • Intimidation and fear of man that tells you that you are not good enough and convinces you to stay hidden

We must present ourselves before the Lord and be willing to receive understanding of old negative mindsets that are hindering our perspective and our ability to hold the revelation—mindsets that are limited, rigid and restricted, incapable and unable to embrace the Glorious destiny God has prepared for the lives of His people. The old wineskin is one of fear, lack and limitation. God’s intention for His people is that we receive the spirit of Sonship that convinces us that we are Sons of God—fully accepted in the beloved, prepared and equipped for the greatest move on earth of all time!

“The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.” Romans 8:15 NIV

It is imperative that we overcome the darkness and the flesh, and begin to occupy the revelations God has given us, and occupy and live in His Word by camping out on it until we fully believe it and it become woven into our DNA! It’s time to forcefully resist the lies of the enemy, know that we are fully accepted in the Beloved and move out in the power of His might. 

Decide and Declare It

How do we occupy the revelation of His Word for us?  God spoke to my heart and said, “You Decide!”  There were times when I sought the Lord for details of His intentions for my life or the ministry He had given me, then get frustrated when I did not hear or could not understand His direction. I began to understand that as we grow in maturity in the stature of Christ, having our minds continually renewed, we become mothers and fathers of the faith, and God trusts us to make certain decisions. God trusts us to move in sync with Him within His Will—within the parameters of His Word and the revelations and vision he has given us for our lives. He said in His Word:

“You will also declare a thing, and it will be established for you; So light will shine on your ways.” Job 22:28

The Greek word for ways is derek, and it means: a roadcourse of life or mode of action. God has supplied us with authority in word to decide on the course of our lives and the actions we will take based on our agreement with His will. He has given us the power to frame our lives within His Word, just as He framed the worlds with His Word at creation and created the visible with the invisible substance of faith (Heb 11:3). God has left room for us to decide in the paths of our destiny, in order to fulfill the scripture, “Delight yourself also in the LORD, And He shall give you the desires of your heart.” (Ps. 37:4).

Our decision to agree with the Heavenly vision moves us onto new spiritual ground that releases God’s favor and opens doors of opportunity. Then as we make the decision to step out unto new paths, standing on the Word of God and decreeing and declaring His truth, the vision is given the potential to become reality.

Faith That Sees

In applying this to faith, when a revelation is received from God, is observed by faith, and seen in vision, if it is believed and called forth into reality—the invisible becomes visible! By faith we call forth the things that are not as though they are!  Faith sees with spiritual eyes and nurtures the vision with God-given imagination; the vision takes hold of the person and because of faith they will not let go until it has come forth. The vision is conceived on the inside by observing it in spirit, and becomes established by declaration of faith words. Our internal capacity to conceive must increase, and the wineskin of the mind refashioned to contain the largeness of God’s revelation. We hold on to it by faith and occupy the revelation by giving it a place of prominence in our heart.The battle to give birth is a decision to fight for what we believe! Begin to SEE the door to opening to your opportunity, visualize it, embrace it and declare it!

By faith Sarah herself also received strength to conceive seed, and she bore a child when she was past the age, because she judged Him faithful who had promised.” Hebrews 11:11

After recently reading this passage my spirit became very stirred as I saw all these principles come together powerfully in Sarah—I saw something marvellous that I had not seen before. Firstly, the miracle came forth by faithSarah believed! Secondly, where did her faith come from—she counted Him faithful who had promised. Sarah had experienced the faithfulness of God in her life on many occasions. The word for faith used in this scripture is pistis and means: conviction of the truthfulness of God! Sarah received strength to conceive, the Greek word for strength is Dunamis which means: miraculous, supernatural power.

It is interesting that the word used for conceive is used 11 times, only once as conceive and ten times as foundationSarah’s mind was renewed by faith in God—she saw, she believed, she trusted, thereby establishing a foundation of faith for all future generations.  Sarah decided, she made the decision to act on the promise that marked out the course of her lifeShe occupied the revelation and nurtured it, and brought forth a child in old age!  Sarah’s faith released the explosive, miraculous, dunamis power of God to break forth in her body and in her life.

Begin to see and observe God’s vision for your life. Occupy the revelations He has given you—hold on to them! Decide in agreement with God, then frame the future within those parameters with His Word. God is giving us partnership in Sonship. He’s saying:

Decide! Tell me what your heart’s desire! Move out within the parameters of your life based on what I have given you in Vision. You have the mind of Christ! Decide, declare it and it will be established, and light will shine on the course you have taken!”

YOUR WARFARE HAS ENDED – THE MOVE TO THE HIGHEST SEAT OF AUTHORITY

The Plot To Steal Authority

What we have witnessed in the battle for Judge Kavanaugh to take his seat on the Supreme Court—the highest court in the land, parallels the great battle the Body of Christ has been facing in the move to take and occupy the highest seat of authority in Christ, entrusted to us by God. God has great and mighty things on the horizon, spiritual ground to be taken in the fight to occupy this High Place of rulership—the place where we legislate in tandem with the Councils of Heaven.

Daniel had favor with King Darius and was called occupy the high places in Babylon. The enemy forces of hell were determined to prevent this from ever happening and plotted his demise—a trip into the lion’s den. Daniel’s situation portrays a similar picture in the attack launched against Judge Kavanaugh—and as in so many instances in scripture, the plot backfired against his enemies. The struggle to overcome in persecution is the way of spiritual advancement. The force of the attack that Judge Kavanaugh endured shows the ferocity and level of hatred the enemy has against those who are advancing to occupy the high places in Christ. These are leaders who will make the way for the Body of Christ to receive the Promises and enter into the purposes of God.

A Vanguard Army Chosen To Lead The Way

A Vanguard army chosen to lead the way forward is being released as God’s first fruit of sons and daughters coming into fullness of maturity. In Israel’s campaign to take the Promised Land, 40,000 warriors crossed over ahead of the nation to lead the way forward. There is at present a company of apostolic, prophetic leaders who having attained to maturity are marked for advancement. These leaders, in their spiritual struggle have attained to the authority to rule; they prepare the way of the Lord in a movement to occupy the high places and to take territory in all spheres of life and community.

Only the Great Shepherd, through the Holy Spirit can navigate the Body of Christ through this volatile period of history to our destination. Apostolic, prophetic leaders hear the word of the Lord and interpret the times for His people.  They are given vision to see God’s expected end, and work with Him in charting the course ahead for His people to breakthrough and crossover.

“…LORD your God,who went in the way before you to search out a place for you to pitch your tents, to show you the way you should go, in the fire by night and in the cloud by day.” Deuteronomy 1:33

Her Warfare Has Ended

For the past few years many have received revelations regarding the numbers 111 or 1111.  In January of this year the Lord’s word to me was Jeremiah 1:11, where He asked Jeremiah, “What do you see?” The transition from Jeremiah 1:11 to 1:12 is authority, where He declares, “I am ready to perform my word.”  God was ready to put His words in Jeremiah’s mouth To root out and to pull down, to destroy and to throw down, to build and to plant.” I believe this speaks to our present world dynamic.

Recently I was asked to speak at a church on November 11 when the Lord reminded me of this word. Later I was listening to a secular political video where the speaker said that 11/11 this year was going to be a significant date. This caught my attention! I then recalled that World War I ended with tremendous relief and celebration at 11 am on 11/11/1918. This year 11/11/2018 will mark the hundredth anniversary of the end of World War I.

God then reminded me of Isaiah 40:2, where He instructed Isaiah to comfort His people, and tell her that her warfare is ended! I believe this year 11/11/18 will mark a time of closure to the warfare the people of God have endured, and will begin a time of significant breakthrough for many people.  It will be a time of breaking through into a season of courage and strength as we become seated with Him in His authority occupying the high places. We’re about to see great shifts occur as the people of God begin to rise up to occupy and hold the places that are our inheritance in Christ.

There was a very touching moment in a Fox interview with Brett Kavanaugh, where he was asked if the President was standing with him, and with trembling lips he answered, “Yes, he is standing with me.”  The President’s backing gave him the strength and the courage to stand and not give up in the fight, in the face of extreme persecution.  Today, Judge Kavanaugh is seated as Justice Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court of the United States of America. With God, victory is our right and is always possible if we stay the course knowing that the Lord stands with us and will never fail us!

Is the war over? No, the war will continue until Jesus returns. The warfare that is ending is the personal warfare we have suffered through in the enemy’s attempts to shut us down, shut us up, push us to give up, to cave in to his threats, to destroy our lives and even attempt to kill us.  In Joel chapter 2, the Lord reveals a time of warfare and terrible oppression by a great army. Further on in verses 18-32, He declares that He will have mercy on the nation and send an abundance of grain, New Wine and Oil. He tells them that He will drive back the terrible army that had oppressed them and promises to end the warfare!  In verse 28 He makes a promise to restore all the years that the demonic locusts had stolen from the lives of His people and promises a mighty outpouring of the Holy Spirit, “And it shall come to pass afterward that I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh…”

God is about to return double for all the years of trouble, just as He did with Job!  The Angel Armies of Heaven are ushering the people of God out of the wilderness years of preparation and refining into engagement as a unified force.  With courage God’s people are pushing back the darkness in an apostolic thrust to take their promised lands. The battle for the nations and the Harvest is beginning, and there is at present a momentum building toward great victories! We are about to see God move in powerful demonstrations of his power on behalf of His people.

After the Lord stated that their warfare had ended in Isaiah 40:2, in the following verses He then declared the great mandate of the people of God—to prepare the way of the Lord!  This is the mandate of the Elijah generation moving out in great strength, faith and with the Glory of God seen upon them.

Begin to make way for Jesus to enter your gatherings, your families, your communities and the mountains you occupy! Decide that your warfare has ended, that it is now time for you to occupy your seat of authority. Decide and it shall be established and light will shine on your paths! (Job 22:28)

“The voice of one crying in the wilderness: “Prepare the way of the LORD; Make straight in the desert A highway for our God. Every valley shall be exalted And every mountain and hill brought low; The crooked places shall be made straight And the rough places smooth; The glory of the LORD shall be revealed, And all flesh shall see it together; For the mouth of the LORD has spoken.” Isaiah 40:3-5

The Transcendent Dynamic of The Journey

Jesus is one-day returning to Jerusalem, Israel. All things will be brought to bear authentically with this reality. Heaven and Earth and all of history is Divinely caught in the dynamic toward this end—all political realities, all economic, all mountains and spheres, and all humanity. All things will bow, will align, will serve, we’ll succumb, will give way to the procession of the King of kings up to His Throne. All agendas and all resistance must give way to His Supreme Majesty.

Our evaluations and perspectives cannot be limited to the distractions of singular occurrences and events. Enlarging our vision to see beyond the current to God’s desired end, with the understanding that on this journey we align ourselves, our churches and ministries with the movements of God, is a crucial ingredient to success and victory. Our hearts must become one with His and our faces set on His course and His pathways.

“Blessed are those whose strength is in you, whose hearts are set on pilgrimage. As they pass through the Valley of Baka, they make it a place of springs; the autumn rains also cover it with pools.  They go from strength to strength, till each appears before God in Zion.”  Psalm 84:5-7

Prophesy To The Breath!

 

On the Day of Atonement, in this time of shifting, new seasons and expectation of doors opening, I was praying and seeking the Lord regarding the dynamics of the year ahead. He showed me that with the opening of new doors certain things needed to be left behind, and in certain areas and projects new life would break forth and be carried over into the new season. There were projects I had begun that were prospering to a degree, and there were others that were prepared and ready, yet appeared to be abiding in stillness, waiting in expectation of the Breath of Life.

As I prayed, I felt I led to read the Bible and opened to Ezekiel 37:3, to where the Lord was asking Ezekiel, “Can these bones live?”  I sensed the Lord was leading me to my answer. While acknowledging and honouring Israel’s place in this passage, I felt He was asking me the question,can these bones live? His instruction to me was to Prophesy! To call for the Breath and the wind to blow on these projects!

“And He said to me, “Son of man, can these bones live?” So I answered, “O Lord GOD, You know.”Again He said to me, “Prophesy to these bones, and say to them, ‘O dry bones, hear the word of the LORD!  Thus says the Lord GOD to these bones: “Surely I will cause breath to enter into you, and you shall live.”  Ezekiel 37:3-4

I believe this is a word for many—much in the body of Christ that may seem dead is about to come alive in the power of the Holy Spirit. Resurrection power will course through the Body bringing life into all the cell structure––the cell containers of life that have been prepared and ready to host the life of Christ in fullness. God said to speak life and prophesy to them and they would live!

The Sons of Men Given Dominion!

Psalm chapter 8 tells us that with all the magnificent Glory of God’s Creation, He has given Dominion over the works of His hands, to the sons of men! We are given command of the prophetic word of the Lord in Christ and all things must, therefore, yield and obey—everything is under man’s dominion!

“…what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them? You have made them a little lower than the angels and crowned them with glory and honour. You made them rulers over the works of your hands; you put everything under their feet…” Psalm 8:4-6

In Mark 11:23 God said that we can have whatever we say.This is true in both the negative and in the positive. The question is, what are we saying?

“Have faith in God,” Jesus answered. “Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them.”

Even the earth must yield to the word of the Lord in our mouths! God began to show me that in order to speak the Word of the Lord in confidence, that I needed to have His vision;I needed to see what He was seeing and to believe it! He convicted me about words that I had been saying, words that did not line up with His vision for my life. He is asking us, “What are you seeing, and what are you focused on? Do you see My glory and success breaking forth from your life? Do you see yourself as I see you, doing the things that I have called you to do?”

God’s has qualified us for our destiny—the destiny created and prepared for us to now step into! He will never fail us, His responsibility is to ensure that we get to the finish line. Are you ready to take the risk?

God says to ask for rain in the time of rain. When it is raining, when there is an outpouring, that is the time to ask for rain! We are in the season of rain, the season of the Life and power of God breaking forth. God wants to open the floodgates over our lives. It is imperative to God that we partner with him to leave the things He wants us to leave behind, press on to call forth what is not, and to call for the Breath to come into what already is, that He wants to remain!

I believe this word is for the body of Christ, to all who have not yet seen the life Break out in their ministries to the fullness that they were believing for. God is saying to prophesy to the Breath to come, to breathe Life on the containers we have prepared to showcase His Glory in this hour.

“Then he said to me, “Prophesy to the breath; prophesy, son of man, and say to it, ‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says: Come, breath, from the four winds and breathe into these slain, that they may live.'” So I prophesied as he commanded me, and breath entered them; they came to life and stood up on their feet—a vast army.Ezekiel 37:9-10

We are now at a critical juncture in history, in the movements of God. A time when we must be closely aligned to Him, and to his movements—hearing His voice and doing His will. A vast army has been prepared in the secret place of travail, and Life is about to break in—to break us out.  The breaking in is for breaking us out!

Flood Waters Pressing Against The Church Doors

The Lord reminded me of a time many years ago; I was part of a church that had received many powerful prophetic words of a move of God from many well-known prophetic voices. It seemed that we are on the edge of something very powerful and everyone in the congregation was sensing it. It was as if the Holy Spirit was hovering and brooding over us. One of the intercessors had a powerful vision of double doors made of glass bulging inward toward the inside of the church. It was as if great flood waters were pressing against the doors and about to crash in. It was the Presence of the Lord wanting to break in—a mighty wave of His Glory pressing in on the church!

The revival never came. Revival costs!  There is a price to be paid and conditions to be met. Sacrifices placed on God’s Altar in worship. At that time, I heard the Lord say very clearly, “Give Me a sacrifice.”Sacrifice is something that costs us. As the Presence was pressing against the door of the church I felt the Lord was saying, “Give me a reason to show up.” I am not referring to the Presence of God that is always with us, I am speaking about the manifest Presence and Glory of God invading a church or territory.

Resurrection Glory breaks in on something that is dead. God wants a sacrifice! The sacrificial cost is to give Him our lives, surrendering all to him…or,it may be something in particular or someone that He is asking you to give up, something to be laid down or to give someone, it may be our time or a financial offering He may be asking for.  There is a partnering with Heaven to bring forth and release the prophetic word.

Those who have ears to hear, they will hear!

The Day of Pentecost came shortly after that vision and the Lord instructed me that we were to have a meeting, a day of worship and prayer set apart for exalting His Name. The day before I was to share this with the congregation I got laryngitis and could not speak.  I knew the Lord was saying I was to speak, and thought that he would heal my voice. I prayed and ask the Lord to heal my voice so that I could impart His heart for this day—I sensed that the day apart was to be special, that He wanted to move in a new way.

When I got up to speak I still had no voice!  I then heard the Lord say in my heart, that my lack of a voice was a sign and wonder—that He wanted to speak in a whisper! He said those who have ears to hear, they would hear!  The Lord did showed up in a powerful way that day, many were slain including children and began to speak in tongues.

It can be a fearful thing when the Lord chooses to speak in a whisper as the noise of pride, sin and the cares of life can drown out the sound of His voice. Those who are drawing aside to give Him His place will hear His voice. The Lord has been speaking loudly as the sound of a trumpet, I believe He is now about to speak in a whisper—many who have laid down their lives for His glory and have drawn close to Him will hear.

The great saints in the Bible and the great revivalists of old were men and women whose lives were lived on the altar of sacrifice. They did not love their lives onto death (Rev. 12). They gave the Lord all for His Glory and His will to be done. The anointing they carried—gained from living sacrificially, transformed whole cities, nations and communities.

Surrender is not just about getting on our knees or taking on a posture of humility. It is about the heart that bows low to the will of God in obedience to His Word—it is an inward posture of reverence. It’s about a life that loves obedience, perseveres in love and does not capitulate—a life that presses on to pursue a walk of righteousness in the face of adversity. It is revealed in the choice to keep our hearts clean and free of offense, the choice to honour when you don’t think that honour is due, the choice to yield your will when to do so feels like pain and death; the choice to go where your heart fears to go and to stand resolutely on the Truth in the face mocking.

God open our eyes to see the Presence bulging at the door of Your House, crying out, “Give me a sacrifice—a reason to break in!” This is the season of the Feast of Tabernacles—the last feast to be fulfilled by the Lord. It is a time when we give to the Lord offerings made by fire—something that costs.  The Lord said to the Laodician church, “I counsel you to buy from me gold tried in the fire.” When we give all to Him, then we may hear the voice of the Lord whisper, telling us,  “Prophesy to the Breath,” and His Life will break in and break us out into the harvest fields.

Call For The Women

This word is written for women but is an important word for all! 

A woman’s voice of authority is now being released in fullness to have impact and to affect change in the spiritual and natural realms. The muzzle has been removed from a woman’s voice to decree the word of the Lord for such a time as this! Women have suffered thousands of years of imprisonment to demonic mind-sets. In western nations however, it has been only within the last century that true freedom and equality has begun to enter the lives of women on a large scale. This has been timed and purposed by God for a few reasons.

Resident within a woman is a force unique to her, that in God’s hand becomes an effective and powerful weapon—a weapon He has kept reserved and restricted and brought out for appointed times of history.  This force is nothing but the Lion of the tribe of Judah released through the peculiar passion unique to women, depicted in Mary the mother of Jesus and Mary Magdalene.  This force when harnessed in corporate woman, and released through union and agreement, becomes an explosive dunamis power—reserved by God for this notable hour of history. I believe God has allowed women to be restricted to a degree because the force of corporate woman if unleashed before its time—before it can be harnessed, directed and controlled by God through humility, submission and obedience—could bring harm to His precious daughters and hinder His unfolding plan.

The word harness means: to bring into conditions for effective use, as in – to harness the energy of the sun, or to harness water for electricity (dictionary.com). A harness is the bridle of a horse, used to restrain the power of the horse, and train and direct its movements.  God prepares his daughters for work in the ministry of God by training them in submission and the surrender of their wills for His glory and the fulfillment of His plans.  A wild stallion trained under the loving hands of his master, learns to become one with him, understanding the whisper of his voice,  the nuances of his gentle nudges and the guidance in his movements. Through the training, a mutual love and trust between horse and Master is developed. Wildness and rebellion is harnessed by love. the stallion becomes a portrait of majesty and will surrendered in adoration.

“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with my eye. do not be like the horse or like the mule, which have no understanding, which must be harnessed with bit and bridle, else they will not come near you.” Psalm 32:8-9

God is presently removing from His daughters the bridle of  religion, ancient mind-sets against women, and the error and lies planted by the enemy. However He is bridling his daughters in a Harness named The Choice of Submitted Life—a life surrendered and yoked to him in His eternal love.

An army being prepared for the harvest fields

Everything taking place right now in every sphere, in politics, economics, weather and in society, is setting the stage for the release of the greatest harvest of souls in all of history.  All the saints of God are in preparation mode for this great event, as God does a deep cleansing work in the hearts of His people to clear it of all rebellion to His Word and to His Will.  Churches and Ministries are being re-fashioned to meet the challenges of the great influx of souls into the Kingdom as creative and innovative strategies are released from Heaven to receive and embrace them.

The release of the Harvest will affect and reform all aspects of life. The rising levels of offense, hatred and division we are seeing in the world right now is the evidence of the intensity of demonic resistance to the loss of souls they will suffer. A woman’s voice and position of authority is being now restored in its fullness to fight, to decree, to legislate in the spiritual realms and to occupy till He comes!

The training is tough and sometimes severe because the Call is so great

I understand very well the training and preparation necessary for the Call. When I first got saved 25 years ago I wore the crown of rebellion.  In the first church I became a part of—being ignorant of God’s Word and His ways—I told the Pastor in passing that I didn’t like listening to anyone, that if my father told me to do something I would do the opposite.  I am sure he was groaning loudly in spirit!  Over the years the training was intense and severe as God molded me and taught me His ways.  I could not see it, but could feel His hedge around me. I was restricted in a Holy Ghost trap and could not escape His love or His discipline.  In my rebellion to the restraints placed on me, God reminded me of the story of Helen Keller’s wild and unruly behaviour. I remembered that she was taken out to the cottage in the back to live alone with her teacher for a time of intense training. Through tears I remembered how she became a well-known author, lecturer and political activist who campaigned for women’s suffrage (Wikipedia).

I then read a little book describing the care of a shepherd for his sheep. The author described the behaviour of rebellious sheep that refused to obey its master’s voice. These sheep kept wandering off on their own, opening themselves to the attack of wolves.  After a time of grace, if the sheep continued to disobey, the shepherd would break its leg. He would then carry the sheep and hold him very close until it was healed—after the sheep would never stray again.

What does rebellion look like in the saints? It looks like the choice to stay offended, lack of love, stubbornness, control, hypocrisy, backbiting, contentiousness, unwillingness to yield and to get along, pride and arrogance, and a desire to “cast off  restraint.”  Sometimes in His incredible love, because of our hardheadedness God may have to take extreme measures to get through to us, or to allow life to teach us some hard lessons. In His great love God is always working on our behalf, for our protection and for training to be effective servants and leaders in His kingdom.

In the Bible, Jacob was known to be a deceiver who manipulated to get his own way.  In a strange encounter with God in Genesis 32:25-28, it tells us that Jacob wrestled with God all night. God touched the socket of his hip and it became out of joint.

“Now when He saw that He did not prevail against him, He touched the socket of his hip; and the socket of Jacob’s hip was out of joint as He wrestled with him. And He said, “Let Me go, for the day breaks.” But he said, “I will not let You go unless You bless me!” So He said to him, “What is your name?” He said, “Jacob.” And He said, “Your name shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel; for you have struggled with God and with men and have prevailed.”

In the struggle to surrender our very strong wills to the Lord He gives us a new name—we become Israel Prince with God! I once heard a message preached on The Limp, where the speaker admonished us to never trust anyone who didn’t walk with a limp—of course he was speaking in the spirit, of one who walks before the Lord in brokenness and humility. This is the man or woman God can trust!

We have been called to live in an hour of extremes in the world, a volatile season in which God is requiring us to come forth in maturity. This means we must give up the fight, stop resisting God and His Word, and begin to resist the devil through a life of holiness, “I am Almighty God; walk before Me and be blameless” (Gen. 17:1). God has deposited a great treasure in each one who belongs to him. It is now time for that treasure to come forth and shine!

Giving Birth To The Mighty Thing!

God has been speaking to me recently through the picture of an elephant’s pregnancy. God got my attention when within one week I encountered the message of the elephant three times.  A story was posted on social media in which a dog was comparing his pregnancy to an elephant’s.  The dog became pregnant and gave birth many times, while the elephant did not. Finally, the dog asks the elephant why she wasn’t giving birth? To which the elephant replied, “There is something I want you to understand. What I am carrying is not a puppy but an elephant. I only give birth to one in two years. When my baby hits the ground, the earth feels it. When my baby crosses the road human beings stop and watch in admiration, what I carry draws attention.  What I am carrying is mighty and great!”

God, has impregnated his Body with His Son—He is the Lion of Judah, not an elephant or a human.  God has been patiently waiting for the day when His Bride would be ready to give birth.  When this Lion hits the ground, the earth will shake!  Nations will stop to look and behold. The world will turn to see this great thing covered in the Shekinah Glory of God!  What the Body of Christ is carrying is Mighty and Great!  This birth will not happen until God gives the word, until He sees a Body free of rebellion and personal agenda, until He sees the surrendered will laid down before him as a gift—then He will announce the word and a multitude of women will deliver it:

“The Lord announces the word, and the women who proclaim it are a mighty throng: “Kings and armies flee in haste; the women at home divide the plunder. Even while you sleep among the sheep pens, the wings of my dove are sheathed with silver, its feathers with shining gold…The chariots of God are tens of thousands and thousands of thousands; the Lord has come from Sinai into his sanctuary.”

Of course, this is the heritage of all sons and daughters, this message is true for both, but this word is highlighting the daughters of God for a present move underway. God is sounding a trumpet for His daughters to come forth in the Spirit of humility and a surrendered life to birth His Son in the earth—let the earth tremble at the Presence of the Lord!

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(There was no author given for the anecdote of the elephant, and I pray  that whoever wrote it and sees this word is blessed by it.)

A Rising Called For!

At this momentous hour of history, the people of God are poised at a crossroads where we are being called to make significant and possibly tough choices having the potential to shape the future. We have been positioned in the doorway of destiny, the door of beginnings and of endings…of things being wrapped up in our lives, doors closing, and loose ends tied—a season being completed.  As the door closes behind us w stand in anticipation of an era of strength now opening up before us, a time of purpose released, of destiny called forth into fruition.  This is the time to stake your ground, set your face with resolve to build and finish well, in an hour of great possibilities, a time of maturity realized, graced with wisdom and understanding. A Rising!

I have been hearing certain words resounding in my spirit of late—two of which are RISE and RISING. When checking the definitions of words, I will usually receive more revelation from the Lord. Rising means: going up, increasing, or going upward; advancing to maturity or high standing; approaching a higher level, or grade.  To Increase, to get up from a lying position, be restored to life, move to a higher position.  These definitions all represent this notable hour and the Lord’s work in a people completed for Glory.

There is a rising coming for the Body of Christ—a rising within Him, in His ways, in His love; rising up to be free in Christ. Rising up in the Glory of the Son. A Rising can also mean a revolution or revolt—it is time to rise up and push back the powers of darkness trying to encroach and violate our lives!

SO MAY ALL YOUR ENEMIES PERISH, LORD! BUT MAY ALL WHO LOVE YOU BE LIKE THE SUN WHEN IT RISES IN ITS STRENGTH.” Judges 5:31

We are being called to rise up like Deborah and take our place in history, to rise up like Jael and seize the day, to rise to the occasion that is presenting for which we were created.  Rise to believe that you can overcome, because much greater is He that lives in you, the One He who has overcome the world—than the one who is under your feet! The force that is holding the world together lives inside of us!  With the grasping of this truth comes the revelation that nothing is or can be impossible to those who believe in Him

An Apostolic Thrust

Another word that has taken hold in my mind is the word thrust. Thrust means: to push something or someone suddenly or violently in the specified direction:  to move or advance; the propulsive force of a jet or rocket.

Recently I heard the Lord say I am calling for an APOSTOLIC RISING and an APOSTOLIC THRUST!  The silver trumpet that calls for the leaders to take their place, to be ready, is resounding loudly with a clear sound. The days of preparation are being wrapped up as our harvest has come.  There is an apostolic arising taking place in the power of the Holy Spirit. After death comes resurrection. There are a people hearing the sound and are rising, coming out of graves where strongholds and circumstances have kept them bound.  The cry of the Lord can be heard, “Be loosed and arise to life, to the upward call in Christ.”  People are coming out of the crucible of Fire prepared as agents of transformation.

God is saying that this is the time to make your voice heard!  Esther 4:14 is a passage in scripture that I am very familiar with that I have spoken and written on many times, I was therefore very surprised when I read it recently and saw the words: “For if you are silent…” as if I had never seen them. I felt the Lord saying that this was not a time to be silent, this was an hour to make our voices heard, to be very courageous and bold (with wisdom).  God is listening, He desires to hear our courageous voices proclaiming His Word, that we become living testaments of His truth.:

YOU WHO DWELL IN THE GARDENS, THE COMPANIONS LISTEN FOR YOUR VOICE— LET ME HEAR IT!” SONGS 8:13

It is time to speak, to shout and let our voices be heard.  It is time to LIVE, but to live as one who has perished who does not love their lives so much as to be afraid of death (Rev. 12).  Dead men don’t fear, dead men don’t get offended; dead men become fully alive in Christ!  Jesus said that if we were willing to lose our life we would gain it!

Get your containers of Glory ready!

We have been given a window of time to run a race of strength. It is time to run with all our might, time to live, time to speak, time to write if you are called to write; time to start that business, time to sing that song, paint that masterpiece. It is time to truly live like we have never lived before. Time for our God-ordained container representing our life’s vision and call to come forth. There are many unique containers, designed specifically to fit our portion of the harvest.

Ask God what is your container, what is its structure, its dynamics, its purpose in the harvest.  God is trying to break through our old mindsets to conform and transform us to see and understand in new ways, to have the renewed mind of Christ to meet the challenges of the harvest with innovative and creative containers of Glory. He is shaking things that are stagnant and old that cannot serve Him in this distinctive hour.

A container is a vessel created for the transportation of goods—your particular goods reflecting your light that has come (Is. 60:1).  A container can be a stationary vessel, or it can be adapted to many modes of transportation—road, sea, air or cyberspace. Your container is both you and the framework or mode through which your particular goods are delivered. You are a container of God’s Glory carrying the treasures, goods and supplies of the kingdom to a parched earth.   You are an exceptional vessel, with a specialized call and a matchless container God has fashioned just for you.  Let your Light shine, let your container fulfil its call in preparing the Highway for our God!

“Listen! It’s the voice of someone shouting, “Clear the way through the wilderness for the LORD! Make a straight highway through the wasteland for our God!”  Isaiah 40:3 NLT

A Wave God’s Glory &Israel Day!

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I have found that the walk of the Christian life is fraught with trials and testings on the Journey in Christ that takes us from Glory to ever increasing measures of God’s Glory. This has been my experience for over two decades of knowing and loving Christ. In the early years of my journey during very deep testing of my faith there was the tendency to fear and to doubt God’s comprehensive providence over my life. As I pressed on and began to experience victories and triumphs, and developed a well-grounded relationship with the Lord, I had in my possession testimonies and stories of His faithfulness to look to for assurance. Now, when walking through hard situations and demonic attacks, a light of revelation flashes in my mind, that this too will pass, and I will come out on the resurrection side of His Glory!

Recently after walking through a tough time I received a spectacular revelation and understanding of a profound statement made by Paul:

“But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us. We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed—” 2 Corinthians 4:7-9

It is marvelous to possess a deep knowing in my heart, that I cannot be defeated, as the undefeatable One resides in me—to know that in Christ I am always victorious!

Recently I have been hearing the voice of the Lord resounding in my spirit with the statement, “The Glory of obedience!” I began to look over my life and I recognized that there was always an increase of confidence in the Lord and greater measures of His Presence in my life whenever I pressed through in obedience to the resurrection side of a trial. There would always come a distinct sense of the pleasure and smile of the Lord, and the increase of a deep resolution in my spirit of being well grounded, anchored and safe in Him. His pleasure was not necessarily because of obedience, but His great joy in me receiving the fruit of obedienceincreasing Glory and a sense of well-being.

The Scriptures declare that by the power of His indwelling Life, we are being transformed from Glory to Glory, from strength to strength, and from faith to faith (2Cor.3:18, Rom.:1:17, Ps. 84:7). This movement into being anchored in Glory, faith and strength, takes place within the context of obedience—the choice of an obedient life, despite the circumstances and the trials of life. Jesus, the Author of our faith, learned obedience by the things He suffered (Heb. 5:8).

With the continual chaotic atmosphere now present in the world what a treasure it is to Have Christ as our Anchor, watching over our lives and our every step! That is Shalom—the peace of God that works to continually guard our hearts from the tossing waves of life. Jesus is the Prince of Peace that covers every aspect of our lives, regardless of whatever circumstances may try to tell us. He is the Truth and His Word has the power to change whatever we think are the facts of any given situation. He is God, and His Word is truth.

I believe God wants every servant working in the Harvest fields with Him to possess a revelation of the depth of His love, and the full assurance of His care. There is a vast Harvest of souls prepared for Glory who are now beginning to come into the family of God. As we choose to step out with Him in obedience and take the risks in whatever he has asked us to do, the Glory of obedience will be released. In the season ahead an army of lovers of God will begin to move with Him under a powerful wave of Presence evangelism that Charles Finney walked in, as the levels His Glory begin to rise on the earth. The world will be drawn to such people and the atmosphere of God’s Presence around them will break yokes and awaken hearts from the power of deception.

We have shifted into a notable hour of great significance in the unfolding plan of God for humanity; a time I believe is closely intertwined with God’s transcendent destiny for Israel. Many significant moves of God in the Body of Christ have occurred concurrently with significant events related to Israel. A great wave of evangelism was released, surrounding the time of the re-birth of Israel 1948. It was a time when the ministry of the evangelist was restored. During that time Billy Graham’s ministry was launched drawing remarkable crowds who gathered to hear the word of the Lord. The movement to stadiums began in order to contain the crowds.

At that time a Post-World War II Awakening began, bringing the Latter Rain Revival and the Healing Revival. Large numbers experienced revival resulting in millions being saved. A prepared generation of Christian leaders emerged at this time backed with a powerful anointing for this move of God. Millions attended Billy Graham’s Crusades at a time when college revivals broke out all across America.

In 2018, seventy years later, Billy Graham the greatest evangelist has passed into Glory, and Israel is celebrating her seventieth year of re-birth. The timing of these two events are no coincidence. For this occasion, God also put in place  a President in the United States to set the world stage for Harvest, and most significantly to move the United States Embassy to Jerusalem in commemoration of Israel’s 70th year. Heaven is acknowledging Israel’s divine right to exist, marking Jerusalem as God’s eternal capital and marking the beginning of the season of Harvest.

Seventy is significant of release from captivity—this Pentecost will begin a season where we will see great and effective doors open into the Harvest fields, ushering in waves of souls into the God’s family, as occurred at the first Pentecost. As the Body of Christ is grafted into Israel as Romans 11:17 states, we partake of the fat of the root and the fruit of the blessings, covenants and promises. God’s marking over history of key events in Israel to coincide with great moves of His Spirit in and through the Church reveals the reality of the One New Man created in Christ.

The Glory of God is about to descend in a fresh wave of evangelism released on the earth, and stadium gatherings prophesied by the prophets will begin to come to pass. I believe this time surrounding Israel’s birthday is the initiation of the launch of a new season of Harvest—harvest of all that has been sown in obedience…souls, finances, love, kindness and mercy. Presence filled prayer and intercession covered by God’s manifest Glory with signs and wonders will undergird this move of God.

“For if their being cast away is the reconciling of the world, what will their acceptance be but life from the dead? Romans” 11:15

The Glory of resurrection Life from the dead will be released to the world! God is faithful. God is Good. God is holy! He has heard all our prayers for our families and loved ones, and He will answer them! His answers will come like rains of blessings on parched land, drenching us in His Love. The hate that has been released on the earth to steal the Harvest, will be washed away by tsunami waves of love released from Heaven to open the hearts of the lost and hopeless. God is urging us to press through the trials into the Glory of obedience! This is the season we have been prepared and waiting for.

“Let us acknowledge the LORD; let us press on to acknowledge him. As surely as the sun rises, he will appear; he will come to us like the winter rains, like the spring rains that water the earth.” Hosea 6:3

HE SETS THE STANDARD FOR FAIRNESS!

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I recently had an encounter in the Courts of Heaven out of which I believe has come a very important and timely word for the Body of Christ.  Prior to this encounter I was taken in by a well thought out scam by a wolf—well dressed in sheep clothing, presenting himself as a very humble and reputable leader in the Body of Christ.  This word is not actually about his scam, but rather my interaction with the Lord after the scam was exposed.  However, I need to briefly set the stage: this so- called Reverend presented himself as having a well-established ministry.  He first asked me for some videos of messages to put on his website, I checked out his blog posts which had very sound teachings and his website showcased many respected leaders some of which I recognized and admired their work. I did give him a couple of videos to use.  On his website he had recruited a team of about nineteen pastors, leaders, and worship leaders as a team. He later asked if he could book us to speak to millennials at college events all across the U.S, everything paid for, no out of pocket money involved.  At first, I was a little suspicious as I did not see evidence that he could pay for all of this unless he had large sponsors.  I called one of the pastors who had become an administrator in the organization who vouched that everything was legitimate. However, she was also taken in by this man!  To make the story short, after many months of planning these events, he was exposed as a fake—he was basically raising money from sponsors for these events, using pastors and leaders as the bait—these events did not exist, and his plan was to pocket the money he raised.  On the surface everything had the appearance of legitimacy, but it was all fake—one of the pastors found out that he had done this before under another Ministry name.  I thank God he was exposed before anyone got in too deep with him.

After this, I was praying one morning and seeking the Lord as I had the sense that I had fallen into a spiritual trap.   I asked the Lord if Satan had any charges against me, I did not receive anything, and didn’t think I had as I have tried to lead a lifestyle of repentance, keeping very short accounts with the Lord.  However, as I was reading the scam report about this man, a great conviction came over me as God shone His light on a sin in my life that I had not considered sin or significant, however it was very significant to God!  I had a God moment like David had when Nathan said to him, “You are that man!” (2 Sam. 12:7). Of course, I had never done anything like this man had but there were some underlying elements that were similar.

God was highlighting to me the principal of casually making promises that you cannot keep, or like this man, you don’t intend to keep. In previous years, based on a big promise that was made to me, I asked a couple friends to help me with some work; they knew at that time that I would not be able to pay them without this backing coming through.  When It didn’t come through I paid them a small percentage hoping to be able to reimburse them in the near future, they didn’t mind at the time as they knew I was not able to do more.  Many years later I was able to fix the situation and in pure complacency I didn’t. That morning in prayer I saw it so clearly, that not keeping my word had allowed satan to set me up for this trap!  As I prayed to the Lord took me to Proverbs 16:11 in the NLT:

The LORD demands accurate scales and balances; HE SETS the standards for fairness.”

For three weeks prior, I had been taking communion daily for breakthrough in some areas and seeking God to close any outstanding gates to be prepared for this year. During the time of prayer in the Courtroom, God kept giving me scriptures from Job, and on the third day I received a newsletter on Job—I believe satan had received permission to try me and God was using this situation to bring some things to my attention! I was devastated and broken, I could barely bring myself to repent as I did not feel I deserved forgiveness in that moment.   I believe that through this whole experience, God was answering my prayer for breakthrough. I do thank God for this experience as with out it these issues in my life would not have been exposed, and I would not have been made aware that satan had a charge against me that was hindering me from breakthrough.  It took God to shine His light and reveal it to me.

I immediately sent out two email money transfers to start the process of repayment and was shocked when I received a reply that the money was desperately needed and came in at just the right moment. I had no idea, but God his Father did!

God showed me that as Proverbs 16: 11 says, HE DEMANDS ACCURATE BALANCES! HE SETS THE STANDARD OF FAIRNESS—Not earthly courts, not earthly lawyers, not friend’s opinions or advice, not our reasoning and not even how well the job was done!   God then gave me the word CONTRACT.  I looked up the definition which said: a written or spoken agreement, especially one concerning employment.  I had broken a spoken contract and God was holding me to my word!

I felt the fear of the Lord as He made me understand how strongly He felt about His people, especially leaders being people of their word—that the word of the Body of Christ must be dependable and trustworthy if our words are to have any power or authority to bring change! He said, Authority does not come from having the right semantics, from the right tone of voice, or charisma, He said, “Authority comes from a heart in right standing with Me!” A heart founded on righteousness and the integrity of a life well lived in the fear of the Lord! Such ones will have Authority to legislate the Heavens! God is saying that our word must count for something! He warned that we are to beware of exaggerations, and making light and empty promises in zeal—to let our yes be yes and our no be no.

“All you need to say is simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything beyond this comes from the evil one.” Matthew 5:37 

We cannot live the Christian life on our terms but only by the Word of God and His precepts! I saw that by not living by God’s standard I had fallen into agreement with the enemy and into his trap.  I saw that in this scam I was reaping from what I had sowed.

God also showed me that many see Him, whether consciously or unconsciously, as one who does not keep His promises; who does not pay what is owed for service to the Kingdom according to Your Word in 1 Corinthians 9:7-10—that there is resentment and offense in the hearts of Your people toward You because of this.  He revealed that there are many cases presently being held up in the Courts, and finances are withheld because we have been withholding what rightfully belongs to others, and the law of reaping and sowing is in effect in many cases!

God is saying that in this new era we have entered into, the time when he will begin to bring in the greatest Harvest mankind has ever seen; when the great wealth transfer is set to be released for this purpose, that the injustices built into the walls of His House must be cleansed. He showed me that those who are builders of His House are called to hold fast to His principles and reminded me of Jeremiah 22:13:

“What sorrow awaits Jehoiakim, who builds his palace with forced labor. He builds injustice into its walls, for he makes his neighbors work for nothing. He does not pay them for their labor. He says, ‘I will build a magnificent palace with huge rooms and many windows. I will panel it throughout with fragrant cedar and paint it a lovely red.’ But a beautiful cedar palace does not make a great king! Your father, Josiah, also had plenty to eat and drink. But he was just and right in all his dealings. That is why God blessed him. He gave justice and help to the poor and needy, and everything went well for him. Isn’t that what it means to know me?” says the LORD. NLT

law-1063249_640That morning I stood before the Courts of Heaven and Jesus my Advocate stood with me, the Holy Spirit Another Advocate groaned and travailed for me. I was led by the Spirit through a legal process of forgiveness and cleansing as I repented for a series of issues. God then said I was to have communion…I could barely do it because for the first time in my life I had a clear revelation of the cost Jesus paid for the sins I take so lightly.  I saw my pride and arrogance and was greatly distraught over the state of my heart—but the thief was exposed, and the Lord ruled in my favor!

Afterward I had a vision of a road getting very narrow and foggy in the distance.  He was showing me that the road ahead, especially for those called as leaders, was about to get much narrower, and we would need to stay very close to be able to navigate the way ahead, that we needed to cling to His Wordthat His Word would literally become the Lamp to our feet and the Light to our path in the days ahead!

Today, many in the Church have fallen into a place of complacency about the Word of God, and are compromising through their own reasoning, but God is holding us accountable to every Word He has spoken and expects His people to walk with integrity.  Shallow Christianity will not stand, it cannot be about about appearances, looking good and big displays of success—but rather a life of service in humility!

“Blessed is the man You choose, and cause to approach You, that he may dwell in Your courts. We shall be satisfied with the goodness of Your house, Of Your holy temple.” Psalm 65:4 

 Heavenly Father, you alone are Good, and You alone are God! Lord it is so easy to fall short of the Standard of Your Word, but you have given everything we need to live a life of righteousness; You have given us One Who helps in our weaknesses, Who stands with us, Who lives in us and loves us passionately—One in whom we live and move and have our being.   Forgive us Father for the times we have taken others for granted—those whom you care ferociously for, for the times when we have used others for our own selfish gain or abused and trampled in pride and arrogance those whom you love.  Time and time again You have shown us what is good, what you require, to do justly, to love mercy and to walk humbly with You. Father help us to humble ourselves before You today, to see and confess our sin, for the sake of Your beautiful and Holy House.

I AM READY, ARE YOU?

 

We have definitely come to the end of season of preparation and completion in our character and our faith, and the launch into a very far-reaching and momentous race set before us!  2018 began for me with great anticipation an expectation in my heart of things about to explode and great and effective doors have begun to open to reach into the harvest fields—as I shared in my last word, the season of wine and unending oil has begun.

For the first week and a half of January I kept seeing the number 111 everywhere especially on 1/11/18; I knew it meant transition and did not think too much about it.  The following day I drove to Detroit with a friend through a terrible storm to see Chuck Pierce at Barbara Yoder’s church – Shekinah.  On the way there we began talking about the number 111 and how we had both been seeing this number!  When we arrived in Detroit we tried to sort out some room issues we had at the Hotel where we were staying. The receptionist quickly straightened it out and put us in a new room, which of course was room 111.  I was extremely moved by this as I was certain that God was saying something specific for the moment!

I began to pray and ask the Lord, what else He trying to say to me besides transition, He immediately took me to Jeremiah 1:11, a chapter I knew very well. As I read the question God asked Jeremiah in 1:11, “Jeremiah, what do you see?” And Jeremiah said, “I see a branch of an almond tree.” I knew the answer that was coming in 1:12, “…I AM READY TO PERFORM MY WORD.”   God kept showing me 111 on 1/11/18 and revealed His answer to me in Jeremiah 1:12 on 1/12/18—we have now moved from 11 to 12, from transition to moving out in the power of God’s authority to establish His government on Earth, God is so precious!

In the commentary beside this passage of Scripture it said, “The Almond tree in Hebrew is the wakeful tree. It awakes from the winter sleep earlier than others, flowering in January and fruiting in March. It indicated the swiftness of God’s movement!”  I then opened my Daytimer and the title on the first page jumped out at me which said—ITS ABOUT TIME! I felt this was also a play on words meaning, IT HAS BEEN A LONG TIME COMING, but also that it was happening in GOD’S TIMING—which was now!  Of course, I knew the conference would be spectacular which it was!

In the last word I wrote I spoke about the scripture Matthew 21:2-3, with the focus on verse 2 that God was now untying and loosing His people into freedom but more importantly into the fullness of their Call:

“Go into the village opposite you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her. Loose them and bring them to Me.  And if anyone says anything to you, you shall say, ‘The Lord has need of them,’ and immediately he will send them.” Matthew 21:2-3 

Since writing that word God has been emphasizing to me His words, “I HAVE NEED OF THEM,” in verse 3.

The word need in the Greek is chreia and means: employment, demand, require.  THE OCCASION HAD ARRIVED FOR EMPLOYMENT AND INDUCTION INTO THE KING’S SERVICE.  Jesus knew exactly where to find the vehicles that were reserved especially for carrying Him, where they were being prepared for this notable occasion.  With the authority of a King Jesus demanded that they be released and sent for the work they were created to do and ready to perform—they were immediately released!

The donkey and the colt were chosen for the ceremonious, lofty and monumental task of carrying the King of kings—His choice on which to ride into His destiny!

“For we are His workmanship [His own master work, a work of art], created in Christ Jesus [reborn from above—spiritually transformed, renewed, ready to be used] for good works, which God prepared [for us] beforehand [taking paths which He set], so that we would walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us].” Ephesians 2:10

We were created to fulfill the purposes and desire of God’s heart!  He has ordained a specific work, hand-crafted and specifically tailored for each one of us to do.  A work that can only be accomplished in His power and at His appointed time.  I believe that in 2018 a great multitude will be released into their Royal Call in the service of the King of Majesty!

 “I AM READY TO PERFORM MY WORD? IT’S ABOUT TIME!”

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The Finisher Will Finish it!

I heard the Lord say, “I am the Finisher and I will finish what I have begun! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the last, the One who goes before to prepare your way in order that you may prepare Mine!”  God is the perfector of our souls! The Holy Spirit who does marvelous and magnificent work has fashioned an awesome army of lovers of God, in union with Him in mind and heart, and in His passion to see billions of precious souls come into the family of God.

“Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and FINISHER of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” Hebrews 12:1-2

Recently I was in a prayer meeting and wanted to share the scripture about the woman who was sick with an infirmity, but I was confusing it with another scripture about another woman, I asked the Lord where the scripture was so that I could check it, and He said Luke 18. This was the scripture about the persistent widow; the passage of the woman with the infirmity was Luke 13:11. This woman was sick for 18 years, Jesus spoke the words of freedom to her and said, “Woman you are loosed.”  The persistent widow in Luke 18 was crying out for justice day and night; regarding this parable Jesus said, “Will God not avenge His own elect that cry out to Him?”  He then confronts all with the question that when He comes WILL HE FIND FAITH?

The Lord showed me that 2018 is a season of the release of GREAT FAITH, that 8 represents a new beginning and 18 represents the completion and finishing of faith.  Jesus is the Author and the Finisher of our Faith!  One of the root words of the word finish is teleios which means growth in mental or moral character; completeness: – of full age, man, perfect. God has been working over the last season to perfect us in character, in wisdom and discernment, but most importantly He is perfecting us and completing us in LOVE!  The Finisher is finishing the work of cleansing our hearts and our history of iniquity, to release us to run a race of strength where we will not stumble or be shaken!

A friend of mine recently shared with me that the Lord spoke to her and told her that she was carrying a spirit of regret; when she said that, it also resonated in my spirit.  I spent some time in prayer one morning and realized I was carrying this same spirit.  There was so much in my life that I regretted, things I have said to hurt others and things I have done that I am not proud of…before I became a Christian and even after. I was broken before the Father and truly sought His forgiveness, and asked him to set me free from this spirit.  I sensed His forgiveness but heard him say, “You must now forgive yourself.” I realized this was true as I still did not feel free. I spoke to myself, to my spirit and soul and forgave myself.  At that point I experienced a true freedom of conscience and I saw in my mind a picture of an old door, around its edges were painted red in the Blood of Jesus and written across it was the words FORGIVEN!  This door represented the door to my past, a door God had sealed shut with the Blood of Jesus. Freedom in Christ is amazing!

The doors to the past must be closed with no lingering regret! We cannot move into the new carrying old baggage and the heavy burdens of the past. FORGIVENESS IS THE KEY TO FREEDOM for our souls and for the infirmity in our bodies. Overcomers are now arising in the power of God, and the gates of hades have no power over such ones!

God is now opening a great door for the saints to break free into their future and their destiny, “For a great and effective door has opened to me, and there are many adversaries (1Cor. 16:9). These are Divine anointed double doors into the Harvest fields, yet we are warned—there are many adversaries, hence the years of preparation and the deep cleansing work to rid us of any potential legal holds the enemy has over us!  God is untying us from all legal entanglements of the past that He may ride in on us to the nations of the world, in every sphere and arena of the social order.

At the time of His entrance into Jerusalem Jesus tells the disciples to go and get him a specific donkey and colt that were prepared for Him for that moment in time:

“Go into the village opposite you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her. LOOSE THEM AND BRING THEM TO ME. And if anyone says anything to you, you shall say, ‘The Lord has need of them,’ and immediately he will send them.” All this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying: “TELL THE DAUGHTER OF ZION, ‘BEHOLD, YOUR KING IS COMING TO YOU, LOWLY, AND SITTING ON A DONKEY, A COLT, THE FOAL OF A DONKEY.’ ” Matthew 21:2-5

The Lord is trumpeting over His Body right now, a command to His Angel Armies, “Loose them and bring them to Me! Untie their ministry, untie their destiny, untie their bodies and their health, untie their finances, untie relationships locked in battle, untie their families and children, untie their chains to addictions, untie their hopes and dreams imprisoned by hopelessness and discouragement, untie their feet entangled in the muck and mire of the world, untie them to run their course ordained before time.

God is saying, “GET READY TO RIDE! I am going to ride in on you, in you and with you!”

The New Wine, The Oil & Donald Trump

 

“Then He turned to His disciples and said privately, “Blessed are the eyes which see the things you see; for I tell you that many prophets and kings have desired to see what you see, and have not seen it, and to hear what you hear, and have not heard it.” Luke 10:21 -24

What an incredible hour we have been chosen to serve the Lord in. Things are shifting rapidly and accelerating at such a rate that it is sometimes hard to keep up! God’s people that are alive today have the privilege of seeing historic and notable events that are altering the fabric of reality, tearing the veils of deception, exposing the things hidden in darkness and moving the markers of ancient strongholds once thought immovable!  The man that God is using to do this is President Donald Trump!

With Wednesday’s announcement acknowledging Jerusalem as the Eternal Capital of Israel and the moving of the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, the world and the kingdom of darkness went into a tailspin! It is key for the people of God to understand the magnitude of the spiritual ramifications of this stupendous event, to interpret the times and have clarity on the movements of God!  Jerusalem though not mentioned in any other holy book, is mentioned 767 times in the Bible—referred to as the City of God the Eternal City and the eternal seat of His Throne!

“At that time they will call Jerusalem The Throne of the LORD, and all nations will gather in Jerusalem to honor the name of the LORD. No longer will they follow the stubbornness of their evil hearts.” Jeremiah 3:17 

President Donald Trump will be marked as one of the greatest Presidents of all time because He has chosen to align himself with God’s will, with the Word of God and His heart for Jerusalem.  Donald Trump has been anointed by God for the job and carries a Breaker Anointing to smash through these ancient barriers and demonic stronghold fiercely guarded over centuries.  By recognizing Jerusalem as the Eternal Capital, he is aligning America strategically with God’s will in this hour. By establishing the United States embassy in Jerusalem, he has secured for America a place in the City of God.  This is very significant! An Embassy is not only installed in a land, but it is also secured, fortified and protected as the official representation of another Government. It carries all the power and backing of that Government—in this case the United States of America. However, in this instance we cannot ignore the spiritual significance of an Embassy representing a government whose Commander in Chief is also in the service of the Government of the Kingdom of God, and aligned to His purposes!

As the Breaker that is King Jesus, works through Donald Trump to smash the barriers, and the embassy becomes established in Jerusalem, other nations that support the Word of God will begin to follow suit.  Now is the time for the leaders of nations to WAKE UP, step out of fear, fear of repercussions, political correctness, personal agendas, elite demonic cliques, and be courageous to do the right thing in the fear of the Lord, as the word admonishes in Zechariah chapters 12-14 (chapters well worth studying in regard to Jerusalem).

The hour is now, the pace is fast and accelerated as God continues to move in power to secure KEY PLACES OF AUTHORITY in the Earth: The City of God—Jerusalem, the Supreme Court, hundreds of conservative judges about to be appointed, and the heads of key positions in all spheres of Life!

“Many people shall come and say, “Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, To the house of the God of Jacob; He will teach us His ways, and we shall walk in His paths. “FOR OUT OF ZION SHALL GO FORTH THE LAW, AND THE WORD OF THE LORD FROM JERUSALEM. Isaiah 2:3 

About 10 years ago, I had a dream I believe is for this hour: I dreamt that I entered a room where a Pastor and an intercessor were seated. I had on a long trench coat, and I reached deep into one of the pockets and brought out a bottle of wine.  The bottle was open, and a drop had spilled on the ground. We all were focused on the drop!  The label on the wine said 414 and beneath it said twenty-four years. The intercessor then said, “I want that wine, I am going to try and find it!” She left the room to make calls to find it then came back; I asked if she found it and she said, “I found it, but it costs too much!”

It wasn’t until about 4 years later that God gave me the interpretation when I was writing my book In His Image on the significance of the call on women for such a time as this! I was writing about Esther and being called for in this hour when I saw the reference 4:14 and God spoke to me!

“For if you remain completely silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” Esther 4:14 

I understood from the Lord that the bottle of wine had been opened, but what we have experienced so far has been only a drop of the wine; that there was a time coming where the whole bottle RESERVED FOR THE LAST would be made available!  This wine was a very costly wine reserved for radical lovers of God willing to pay the price for it! A people like Esther who will rise up to say, “If I perish, I perish!”  The 24 years written on the bottle represented 24 years the wine had been aging!  I was radically saved in an encounter with the Lord in 1993 and since understanding the dream have been waiting until 2017-2018 for the fulfillment.  I believe it is possible the drop that was spilt fell on millions of hungry saints who came to Catch The Fire in 1994—January 2018 would make it 24 years the wine has been ageing.  As I have kept this word in my heart for years meditating on it, the Lord gave me another related 4:14 scripture:

“…So he said, “These are the two anointed ones, who stand beside the Lord of the whole earth.” Zechariah 4:14 

The words anointed ones literally translated from the Hebrew mean SONS OF OIL.  This is a very significant chapter describing the completing phase of God’s work represented in the Headstone—sons of oil in union with ChristTHE HEADSTONE; prepared and released, FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS! In verse 1 the angel awakens Zechariah out of a state of dullness “…as if he were asleep!” I believe God is about to release a great Awakening!  It is a time when the Holy Spirit steps out in a MOVEMENT OF GREAT POWER to take down the great mountains and obstacles in the path of His people as they shout and decree “GRACE, GRACE to it!”(Zech 4:6-9).  

Zerubbabel means: one who has left Babylon, and represents Israel coming into a new place; released to work and complete the House of God as the ones who laid the foundation! (verse 9).  They work with all the people of God who have left spiritual Babylon in this hour, to complete the works of God!  For about 10 years also, God has been highlighting to me Haggai 2:18-19:

‘Consider now from this day forward, from the twenty-fourth day of the ninth month, from the day that the foundation of the LORD’s temple was laid—consider it:  Is the seed still in the barn? As yet the vine, the fig tree, the pomegranate, and the olive tree have not yielded fruit. But from this day I will bless you.’ “

Every year I check the date on the Jewish calendar for this date, but have never seen the full release of the promises as I was believing for. But this year after speaking at a significant conference in Ecuador, where I felt a real shift in the times, God reminded me about Haggai, I checked the date and saw that the 24th  was on December 12th and  also the first day of Hanukkah—the festival of UNENDING OIL!  He then reminded me that He uses both calendars and I discovered that the 24th day on the Gregorian calendar fell on the weekend of Rosh Hashanah.  I happened to be at a conference that Barbara Yoder and Ryan LeStrange were speaking at in St. Thomas Canada.  It was a powerful time where God shifted things for me, told me to close some doors and showed me some new doors to walk through for 5778 and 2018—the year of the open door!

In the year of the open door, the Wine has aged for 24 years, and is ready to be poured out. In this year also, the 24th day of the ninth month begins the season for pouring out of the UNENDING OIL upon the Zech.4:14 SONS OF OIL, Esther 4:14 for such a time as this!  I say, let us get ready for a downpour of the OIL and of the WINE!  God is about to unleash a vast army of radical lovers of God who have overcome fear; they will turn their cities upside down like the early disciples were accused of (Acts 17:6). We have arrived at the appointed time of History to count the cost and drink the Costly Wine—If I perish, I perish!

When it became time for the children of Israel to enter and possess the Land promised to them, that was to become their inheritance, the Bible states “the Lord their God was with them,” and, “…the shout of a king was among them,” (Num. 23:21).  This King is Jesus!

The fame of Israel and the fame of their God went on ahead of them to the land they were about to possess.  Great fear fell on the people of the land, and all the enemies of God when they heard that the armies of God were MARCHING FEARLESSLY and headed their way!  Rahaba very wise woman recognized that she was on the losing side and made the choice to take her stand on the side of God:

“I know that the Lord has given this land to you and that a great fear of you has fallen on us…We have heard how the Lord dried up the water of the Red Sea for you when you came out of Egypt.  When we heard of it, our hearts melted and everyone’s courage failed because of you. FOR THE LORD YOUR GOD IS GOD IN HEAVEN ABOVE AND ON EARTH BELOW.  Joshua 2:9-11 

“I AM TYING THE NOOSE” A New Day is Dawning!

Recently I was praying about the political moves presently being launched against President Trump when I heard the Lord say, “I am tying the noose!”  This thought stayed with me throughout the day until I began to question what the expression actually meant.  I believe God was leading me into a revelation by giving me a Holy Ghost push to investigate.  The saying has a few meanings, but the one God landed on was, to set a trap, to ensnare!  I sensed that God was saying in this that He had things under control and a plan was in the works!  Our God is omnipotent and omniscient! He knows exactly where the hidden secrets lie and is a master at exposing deception.  The things that are unfolding in the political realm right now are all pieces of the noose forming and working to entrap the enemy in his own schemes—a move that will ultimately release a wave of righteousness in the greatest Awakening of all times!

As I pondered this God led me to the story of Queen Esther, the Bride who had gained the ear of the King.  Because Mordecai, Esther’s uncle refused to bow to Haman—an evil ruler possessed by the devil—he conceived a plot to annihilate all the people of God, and sent out a decree for their destruction. However, God had a plan! God prepared a raised-up Mordecai and Esther, two servants who did not “…count their lives unto death,” who were willing to perish for the sake of the kingdom and knew how to fast and pray!

Haman’s rage against Mordecai for his refusal to bow inspired him to take action to destroy him; his plan: “…Let a gallows be made, fifty cubits high, and in the morning suggest to the king that Mordecai be hanged on it…”   In the story God caused a series of events to take place that saw Haman hanged on the very same gallows that he had prepared for Mordecai “SO THEY HANGED HAMAN ON THE GALLOWS THAT HE HAD PREPARED FOR MORDECAI” (7:10).  I believe that President Trump will be fully vindicated in God’s timing!

The number eight represents a new beginning or the beginning of a new season. We have now entered the Jewish year 5778 and are about to enter the year 2018 on the Gregorian calendar—a year where we shift into a new dynamic of kingdom realities!  This will be the year where the people of God drive back the forces of darkness and destroy their evil agenda to limit the kingdom of God our King. The Lion of Judah is arising with an army having the faces of lions—AN ARMY THAT WILL STEP FORWARD WITH COURAGE AND BOLDNESS TO POSSESS THE GATES OF THEIR ENEMIES!

We have entered the era of the intercessor, ones who has persevered in faith and in faithfulness—you have gained the King’s attention!  The Lord said that He is about to give His signet ring to many and crown them with great authority to usher in the DAY OF RECKONING, awakening and reformation—a new day of freedom from the darkness of oppression that has gripped many.  In order to understand what He meant I checked the word reckoning and it means: to settle accounts, an accounting for things received or done. God is about to settle accounts with the enemy for the things he has done, and vindicate His people!

“And the king held out the golden scepter toward Esther. So Esther arose and stood before the king, and said, “If it pleases the king, and if I have found favor in his sight and the thing seems right to the king and I am pleasing in his eyes, let it be written to revoke the letters devised by Haman, the son of Hammedatha the Agagite, which he wrote to annihilate the Jews who are in all the king’s provinces…”

God’s army will be given keys to unlock prison doors to those who are bound and without hope, to give them beauty for ashes. Those marked for destruction will be receive new names and be marked for Life and for Glory!  God is once again laying foundations that will undergird His purposes to unlock the Gates of righteousness for the King of Glory to enter!  The next age will be an era of Holy Spirit enlightenment in all spheres of society.

Much can be gleaned from the book of Esther, but Esther chapter 8, and especially verse 8, is noteworthy for all the people of God for this hour!  And as the United States of America was raised up as a light to other nations, chapter 8 is particularly pointed for the present administration.

Then King Ahasuerus said to Queen Esther and Mordecai the Jew, “Indeed, I have given Esther the house of Haman, and they have hanged him on the gallows because he tried to lay his hand on the Jews.  ESTHER 8:8 – “YOU YOURSELVES WRITE A DECREE CONCERNING THE JEWS, AS YOU PLEASE, IN THE KING’S NAME, AND SEAL IT WITH THE KING’S SIGNET RING; FOR WHATEVER IS WRITTEN IN THE KING’S NAME AND SEALED WITH THE KING’S SIGNET RING NO ONE CAN REVOKE.”

There is a Holy movement now underway that will see the people of God established in the unction to move in their kingly anointing, and to decree the Word of the Lord with authority and power.

I believe that God is saying to His people to GET READY FOR THE BREAKOUT! THINGS ARE ABOUT TO TURN AROUND.  This is not a time to be dull or complacent, it is a time to become the Elijah generation chosen for such a time as this, to gird up our loins to run the race of a lifetime!

“Then it came to pass the seventh time, that he said, “There is a cloud, as small as a man’s hand, rising out of the sea!” So he said, “Go up, say to Ahab, ‘Prepare your chariot, and go down before the rain stops you.’ ” Now it happened in the meantime that the sky became black with clouds and wind, and there was a heavy rain. So Ahab rode away and went to Jezreel. THEN THE HAND OF THE LORD CAME UPON ELIJAH; AND HE GIRDED UP HIS LOINS AND RAN AHEAD OF AHAB…”  1Kings 18:44-46 

Elijah told his servant to go again when nothing was seen—after seven tries a new season was about to begin!    Sometimes things can seem very hopeless, and we are not able to see any light at the end of the tunnel, UNTIL GOD MOVES to change everything! This occurred in past awakenings, where whole societies were transformed by one move of God!  The Lights went on and the darkness could not remain!  Under the faithful service of Esther and Mordecai the fate of a people was radically changed, night turned to day and mourning into great joy!

“SO MORDECAI WENT OUT FROM THE PRESENCE OF THE KING IN ROYAL APPAREL OF BLUE AND WHITE, WITH A GREAT CROWN OF GOLD AND A GARMENT OF FINE LINEN AND PURPLE; AND THE CITY OF SHUSHAN REJOICED AND WAS GLAD. THE JEWS HAD LIGHT AND GLADNESS, JOY AND HONOR. AND IN EVERY PROVINCE AND CITY, WHEREVER THE KING’S COMMAND AND DECREE CAME, THE JEWS HAD JOY AND GLADNESS, A FEAST AND A HOLIDAY. THEN MANY OF THE PEOPLE OF THE LAND BECAME JEWS, BECAUSE FEAR OF THE JEWS FELL UPON THEM. 15-17

Eight will mark the beginning of a new era of awakenings and revival, Light and Joy!  Don’t give in to doubt and fear; if you can’t see it, just begin to decree it and faith will begin to arise!  Decree it daily until you begin to see it with eyes of faith! God holds the steps of the journey from its beginning to its completion, He has the power to create doors where doors do not presently exist—nothing is impossible with Him!  It is time to get ready for active duty, the Ship is changing course and turning around! I heard the Lord say, “Tell the armies of the Lord to arise, stand on your feet and be ready!”

“A copy of the document was to be issued as a decree in every province and published for all people, SO THAT THE JEWS WOULD BE READY ON THAT DAY TO AVENGE THEMSELVES ON THEIR ENEMIES. Esther 8:13

Keys to Transform Your World!

Prophecy, possesses the ability to stir the spirit and raise expectations of experiencing and seeing the Hand of God move in our lives and in the world! Yet many have collected personal prophecies for years and not seen their fulfillment. Having a heart of continual expectation with little evidence of fruit, can sometimes lead to disappointment, discouragement and cynicism. It is important to have understanding of the keys and tools God provides for receiving the abundant life He promises in His Word. There may be the belief that we are waiting on God to move and we get frustrated in the wait; and yes, there is a timing factor involved, however, God’s appointed time to step into the Promised Land of dreams is scheduled to coincide with our arrival at the Gate named Fullness of Maturity! God is waiting for us to grow up, to become the leaders of transformation He has prepared for a new age of authority. These are Leaders of character, supernatural insight, having the unction to be the revelation of Christ, and release the deposit of His Life He has placed inside each one.

The video below contains some keys that with application will become the springboard that launches the revelation and rich deposit of Christ in you—the hope of Glory!

 

God’s Armada is Now Moving Out to Sea!

I am so encouraged by the experience I had on the morning of the Day of Atonement. I was in prayer with the Lord and had a sense of a revelation on the horizon, as we are in the shifting of times into new dimensions of God’s Glory.  I had asked the Lord to help me understand and process this time with wisdom, and not with personal emotional desire.  After a wonderful time of communion in His Presence, I opened my Bible and it fell open to 1 Kings chapter 22, I read:

 “Jehoshaphat also built a fleet of trading ships to sail to Ophir for gold. But the ships never set sail, for they met with disaster in their home port of Ezion-geber.”  22:48 NLT

 This is an account that God had highlighted to me in past years.  Now the scriptures say that Jehoshaphat did right in the eyes of the Lord, but he did make some big mistakes!  His first mistake was joining with King Ahab in battle—Jezebel’s husband.  After this battle Jehu the seer said to him, “Why should you help the wicked and love those who hate the Lord?” Because of this God was angry with Jehoshaphat! Jehoshaphat’s second mistake was to ally himself with Ahab’s son Ahaziah in an endeavor to build ships at the port Ezion Geber, with the intent of getting gold from Ophir. Eliezer prophesied against Jehoshaphat because of this:

“After this Jehoshaphat king of Judah allied himself with Ahaziah king of Israel, who acted very wickedly. And he allied himself with him to make ships to go to Tarshish, and they made the ships in Ezion Geber. But Eliezer the son of Dodavah of Mareshah prophesied against Jehoshaphat, saying, “Because you have allied yourself with Ahaziah, the LORD has destroyed your works.” Then the ships were wrecked, so that they were not able to go to Tarshish.”  2 Chronicles 20:35-37

 As I pondered this account, I thought to myself that even though the Lord has been very good to me, and I have seen many dreams come to pass, the big dream and vision God has given me, kept hidden in my heart over numerous years, has never come to pass—the ship that carried my dream has never left port!

I began to wonder if I, my parents, or my ancestors had ever entered into partnerships that God was not pleased with. I asked the Holy Spirit to lead and guide me in a prayer of repentance.  I stood before God’s Throne of Mercy and began to systematically repent for every type of unholy yoke we as a family could have entered into. As I was slowly allowing the Holy Spirit to guide me in prayer, with my eyes closed I saw a picture of a heavy chain across the screen of my mind, from left to right.  My eyes were intently focused on the chain, so I wasn’t really paying attention to the full picture as it was a bit foggy. But there was a sense of something on the left and something large on the right, and behind it was very blue. Something then came down with great force, so fast that I did not see what it was, and snapped the chain in two!  Immediately a burst of energy flooded my chest that took my breath away, and I gasped in great surprise! I asked the Lord, WHAT WAS THAT! My eyes were still closed and I had a sudden realization that it was a large ship on the right that had been held by the chain, and now that it was broken, the ship began to slowly move out to sea! THE SHIP WAS LEAVING PORT! Hallelujah!

Immediately I knew that what I had experienced in the Spirit was about to become reality for many who have been prepared for this hour of history to shift with God into a new levels of His Glory—passionate saints who have been given big dreams but had not seen them materialize to date! This is a significant year in God’s purposes. It is a year of trouble and seeming chaos, HOWEVER, it is the year of the beginning of a Reprieve, the year of the Favor of the Lord where the Spirit of the Lord will rest heavily on a prepared people, a year of release and the thrusting out of the saints—an anointed and appointed time for the dreams of God planted in His people to materialize!

It is now the new Jewish year 5778—the year of the door and new beginnings. In this time of chaos and darkness looming on the horizon, GOD’S ARMADA is leaving Port, sent out onto the great Sea of Humanity! The ships are moving out in the season of Harvest—the time of a very significant Feast of Tabernacles, which is a celebration for the Great Journey that has brought us to this day, and the Ingathering of the Great Harvest. To the Jewish people the Fast of Tabernacles also represents the DIVINE CLOUDS OF GLORY that covered Israel during the 40 years the wilderness.

“Arise shine for your light has come! And the glory of the Lord has risen upon you. Behold darkness covers the earth and deep darkness the peoples…Then you shall see and become radiant, And your heart shall swell with joy; Because the ABUNDANCE OF THE SEA shall be turned to you, The wealth of the Gentiles shall come to you…They shall bring gold and incense, And they shall proclaim the praises of the LORD… AND I WILL GLORIFY THE HOUSE OF MY GLORY. Isaiah 60:1,5-7

I asked the lord where the ships were going and He said, “They are on a quest for Gold of Ophir.”  This Gold is the GLORY OF GOD that the Bride wears— representing the great Harvest of souls and all the provision and resources with which to gather the Harvest and build the House of His Glory, “… At Your right hand stands the queen in gold from Ophir” (Ps. 45:9). King Solomon also built ships to bring back gold from Ophir.

“King Solomon also built a fleet of ships at Ezion Geber, which is near Elath on the shore of the Red Sea, in the land of Edom… And they went to Ophir, and acquired four hundred and twenty talents of gold from there, and brought it to King Solomon.”  1 Kings 9:26-28 

Much provision is about to be released to fulfill the dreams of God! Four Hundred and twenty talents equal sixteen tons of Gold! It is now time for dreams to be fulfilled as the Ship of Dreams heads out into the Great Sea, leaving the Port of Ezion Geber in strength and great authority; Ezion Geber means the spine, or STRENGTH OF A WARRIOR!

God’s Armada is leaving in the Port, Strength of a Warrior—an Armada comprised of many types of ships to accomplish His great Campaign—there are passenger fellow-ships, great rescue ships like the Carpathia, Mighty War ships armed and powerful, Hospital ships providing support to heal the Harvest and the wounded, Cargo ships loaded with supplies, Oil tankers carrying oil reserves, Apostle-ships—apostolic, prophetic networks equipped to lead the Campaign, in mighty Carrier ships, providing defense and air support for attack sorties.

The many disasters caused by recent hurricanes, and the volatility of present world concerns, has caused President Trump to send out various types of military ships to protect and to bring relief. This is a prophetic picture of a move of God now underway! President Trump has recently commissioned a new warship—The USS Gerald Ford—the first of a next generation of nuclear powered aircraft carriers. According to Wikipedia, an aircraft carrier is: warship that serves as a SEAGOING AIRBASE, equipped for carrying, arming, deploying, and recovering aircraft. Typically, it is the Capital (Leading) ship of a fleet, as it allows a naval force to project air power worldwide without depending on local bases for staging aircraft operations.  A seagoing airbase is a picture of the Church now untethered from the building, moving outside of its walls into the marketplace—the Sea of Humanity.

As I thought of the things taking place in the world, I said, Yes God, it is time for You to do something!  I heard Him say, “Yes! And what I am about to do, I am going to do through My people!”  I then thought of the marvels that God had done through His servants under the Old Covenant—Noah built an Ark, Elijah stopped the rain, Moses parted the Red Sea, Joshua caused the sun and moon to stand still, David destroyed Goliath, Israel conquered great enemy armies:

“…through faith subdued kingdoms, worked righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, became valiant in battle, turned to flight the armies of the aliens. Hebrews 11:33-34

The saints of God now function under the New Covenant—a better Covenant, one that allows the very King of kings to dwell in us by His Holy Spirit, in the Power of His ResurrectionNothing is impossible to the people of God! Great exploits, signs and great wonders will be done through the people of God in the days ahead!  So, let us gird up our loins like Elijah, get ready by humbling ourselves before the Lord of Heaven and Earth, and pray the prayer of repentance that always precedes a great move of God! Jehoshaphat made the mistake of becoming unequally yoked with someone who was defiled by sin and rebellion against God. God has said in His word:

“Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness?  And what accord has Christ with Belial? Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever?  And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God. As God has said: “I WILL DWELL IN THEM AND WALK AMONG THEM. I WILL BE THEIR GOD, AND THEY SHALL BE MY PEOPLE.” Therefore “COME OUT FROM AMONG THEM AND BE SEPARATE, SAYS THE LORD. DO NOT TOUCH WHAT IS UNCLEAN, AND I WILL RECEIVE YOU.” “I WILL BE A FATHER TO YOU, AND YOU SHALL BE MY SONS AND DAUGHTERS, SAYS THE LORD ALMIGHTY.” 2 Corinthians 8:14-18

Dear Father, God of Heaven and Earth, Creator of the universe; all powerful, mighty and majestic God, holy are you lord! We stand before Your Throne of Mercy today. I ask your forgiveness for myself, my parents and my ancestors back to Adam for ungodly and unholy covenants, alliances, pacts, agreements, partnerships, and friendships we have participated in that yoked us in a defiling way to the kingdom of darkness. Forgive us and our ancestors for opening the doors of the gates of Hades into our lives and our families lives.  Forgive us for opening doors through sexual immorality, business partnerships, and financial agreements. Lord, in agreement with the Blood that cancels and removes all sin, in agreement with Christ and in agreement with the power of the mighty name of Jesus, we ask that all verdicts, consequences and reaping effects be now nullified and cancelled, broken by the power of the sword of Your Word. Break now every ungodly soul tie binding me to the kingdom of darkness. Lord in Your great power, break once and for all the chain that binds, tethers and restricts me from now moving out in the Strength of a Warrior, to fulfill the dreams you have planted in my heart. May I set sail on your Dream Carrier with You as You chart My course. Loose me now in the Resurrection Power of the Holy Spirit!  Let my ship of dreams set sail with integrity, majesty, power and great authority into the Sea of Humanity to gather in Your beautiful Harvest. Lead me safely through the storms that may arise as I move out with You to accomplish Your will. Amen

Lessons of the Carpathia and The Coming Release of Glory!

 

Many years ago, I had a significant dream that has since stayed with me, as I have known that this dream was for a season in time reserved by God.  In the dream, I saw the proud Titanic ship heading out on its course. Directly in its path stood a giant white Rock, jutting upwards from the sea into the sky.  In the arrogance of its power, strength and majesty, the need for sufficient lifeboats was neglected as it was said that the Titanic could not sink.  The Titanic collided with the Rock and began to sink as many flailed about in the water desperate for help.  The Lord began to reveal many lessons from this incident. The Titanic represented the proud religion of the mainstream traditional Church, deceived by its own power and might into believing it could never fall. It did not understanding that it was accountable to Christ and was on a collision course with The Rock that is Christ, standing in His Holiness directly in its path, with which it would one day collide.

As Christians, we find ourselves in this present time facing and onslaught of demonic winds, blowing with increasing hurricane strength against the Word of God, righteousness and the principles of God—and those who stand for it. The mainstream church in this hour is precariously teetering on the edge of the cliff into secularism and hedonism, as it dangerously drifts from the foundation of the Word of God, wavering on the sure principles of God.

“Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’ “Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock. “But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall.” Matthew 7:22-27

There is a clear line drawn by God between good and evil, sin and righteousness, Life and death. For Leaders delegated with the sacred trust of shepherding and protecting God’s people, there can be no grey areas, the Word of God is clear, if you are not on God’s side representing His Word and His Kingdom, you are actually working against Him!  God in His wisdom, mercy and longsuffering has not moved against the much iniquity, corruption and deception in the mainstream church over the years. I believe this has been partly to maintain Christianity’s reputation as a beacon of light set on a hill, as a hope for the world. However, I do believe when those that are called the church, choose to no longer maintain that Light, begins to emulate the world, drift into strange doctrines and gross darkness, it is headed for an encounter with The Rock.

“Anyone who isn’t with Me opposes Me, and anyone who isn’t working with Me is actually working against Me.” Matthew 12:30 

When satan attempts to invade the Bride of Christ with satanic doctrines under the guise of ‘inclusion’ and ‘progressive ideology’ snatching young lives, stealing the futures of little children, and having the potential to destroy an entire generation—God will act, it is only a matter of time!  God waited four hundred years to the time when iniquity had reached its fullness, before He moved to take out His chosen people (Gen 15:13). When the leadership of God’s Church begins to cave under the pressure and onslaught of the world’s satanic agenda and begins to endorse and give its approval to such things as gay marriage, encouraging five-year-old children to embrace transgenderism (that the American College of Pediatricians has labeled child abuse), that church or denomination needs to beware as Jesus said:

“If anyone causes one of these little ones—those who believe in me—to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea. Woe to the world because of the things that cause people to stumble! Such things must come, but woe to the person through whom they come!”  Matthew 18:6-7 

Unfortunately, these are the times we are living in! Some churches and large denominations are beginning to cave, falling into the traps of deception. However, out of the rubble of its collision with Christ, the Bride—the true Church will arise in Glory! IN THE TIME OF GROSS DARKNESS, THE TRUE CHURCH OF GOD WILL BEGIN TO SHINE! Isaiah 60: 1-2 is a passage that is quoted a lot these days and one that most Christians know very well.   But a few questions do arise out of this passage with close examination, such as: Who is going to shine? Is it the mainstream Church as it is now stands? And what does it mean to shine? What is gross darkness?

“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.”

This passage is actually an address to Israel, but it speak also to all true children of God. The season that we are now entering, marked by Rosh Hashanah 5778 and the blowing of Trumpets, will be a Day that demands that a courageous people arise, who fearlessly take a stand for Christ and hold to the Word of God—regardless of the cost! These are the ones spoken of in Daniel who know their God and do exploits in His name!  Amidst gross darkness covering the Earth they shine with the glory of God that rests upon them.  The Hebrew word for shine in this passage also mean to SET ON FIRE and the word for risen upon you means to irradiate and SHOOT FORTH BEAMS OF HIS GLORY.  The saints of God who will not compromise with the world’s standards, will arise as a Glorious Army set on fire with passion for their God, radiant with His Glory. They are SERVANTS of the Living God! Serving His purposes to establish His Dominion on Earth, carrying His Heart for the children and the lost. They will work closely with Him to gather His harvest and those floundering in despair in the waters of doubt and disillusionment, as the counterfeit ship of mainstream christianity begins to sink under the waves of its pride and deception.

The true Church of God is being made ready and prepared to save and rescue these precious ones. God loves the sinner and calls us to lay down our lives for them, not to endorse the sin! With the sinking of the Titanic there were not enough Life boats for the great number of people on board the ship; the Lord revealed to me that the Life boats represented local churches, house churches and small groups. These were saints prepared in advance, who had counted the cost, were willing to make sacrifices, were fashioned to scoop up the lost in arms of love, and nourish them back to Life with the water of His true Word. I was sharing my dream of the Titanic with a pastor friend who revealed that his grandmother and her family were on the RMS Carpathia—the ship prepared by God to rescue the people of the Titanic.  What He shared was astounding! This is his grandmother’s account:

On the night of April 15, 1912, those first-class passengers were invited to and enjoying the Captain’s banquet.  Fine food of the day, music and gaiety pervaded the banquet hall.  In the middle of the meal a message was delivered to the Captain at his table.  His countenance became serious and immediately he ordered the banquet to end and for all passengers to immediately return to their cabins and stay there.  No explanation was given for this. Obediently and without question, the Captain’s orders were followed.  All passengers, including grandmother’s family, were locked in their cabin.  Before long, all the lights on the ship went out.  Soon the cabin became extremely cold as the heat was turned off.  Only a thin wall of steel came between the family and the frigid North Atlantic.  Huddled together and wrapped in blankets, the family tried to stay warm and sleep in the darkness of their small locked cabin.  In the early hours of the morning, and before sunrise, the sound of the engines stopped.  Hours later, the crew unlocked the cabins for all the passengers and they were allowed to come up on deck.  Grandma remembered vividly crying and wailing as she had never heard before.  As she came on deck with her family she saw many people, mostly women and some children, all wrapped in blankets and wailing uncontrollably.  These were the 705 survivors from the lifeboats of the Titanic.  Another 1,523 souls perished in the frigid waters.  Suddenly the passengers of the Carpathia understood why the banquet and gaiety had stopped.  They understood why they endured the cold and the dark.  The wise Captain of the Carpathia realized that it was not a time for feasting but for rescue.  All hands were needed on deck and could not be distracted with other duties.  Steam from the boilers must be routed from electrical generators and heating plants so that every bit of power could go to the engines to propel the ship to the sight of the tragedy.  Souls were in peril.

Pastor Ricke Harris is now stationed in Guam with His wife Cathy: We could draw some parallels to our Christian life in all of this.  Which one of us would not want to stay at the Captain’s table and enjoy the banquet of the good things of God.  Yet, while many are content only to enjoy the feast, there are soul’s in peril. Flesh would rather only enjoy the banquet table rather than feel the heart of the Captain and man the lifeboats for the rescue.  The harvest is great, but the laborers are few.  Let us labor while it is yet day, for the night comes when no man can work.  Father, give us grace to deny ourselves, take up our cross, and enter the rescue.  The souls of men and women are in peril.

Revelation chapter 12 prophecies the birth a Man Child (KJV), the Greek word used in this passage depicts a mature son, not a baby. This Man Child represents the coming forth onto the world stage of a company of mature saints and leaders fashioned in fire in union with Christ, for such a time as this! The world is about to experience Isaiah 60 and the appearance of the Man Child is purposed to coincide with the need of this hour.  Yes, the world is experiencing, earthquakes, hurricanes, fire and floods but this is not related to the gross darkness of Isaiah 60.  Gross darkness is when the depravity of mankind is at its lowest, when the enemy has come in like a flood and the cup of iniquity is filling up to its fullness.  As the enemy attempts to do his best, then IT IS TIME TO LIFT UP OUR HEADS AND BEHOLD OUR KING, WHO WILL LIFT HIS SCEPTER, RAISE A STANDARD AND FLOOD THE EARTH WITH HIS GLORY THROUGH A PEOPLE OF GLORY!

“His name shall endure forever; His name shall continue as long as the sun. And men shall be blessed in Him; All nations shall call Him blessed.  Blessed be the LORD God, the God of Israel, Who only does wondrous things!  And blessed be His glorious name forever! And let the whole earth be filled with His glory. Amen and Amen.”  Psalm 72:17-19 

Are Your Blessings being stolen?

Many Christians trust, believe and obey the financial principals God has laid out in His Word regarding the giving of tithes and offerings and the consequent promise of His care and provision.  Multitudes have proven God’s Word to be true in this respect and have experienced the miraculous in their lives as they live under His providence and care, and they are blessed in abundance as His Word promises.

“And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.”  Phillipians 4:19

However, there are also faithful servants of God who have been obedient to the principles, yet have not seen the promises, some living in lack having fallen into despair and perplexity.  There can be many reasons for this, such as possible generational iniquity, and with prayer and seeking the Lord He will reveal the cause.  However, the Lord has shown me that much of the time we are sabotaging our own blessings with the words of our own mouth, and we nullify the potential fruit from what we have sown.  These can be words of unbelief birthed from a place of disappointment from not having seen the fruit of our expectations in the past; it can be from an ungodly belief that God will not come through for us even when we do everything right.  However, t can also be the reaping effect set in motion from negative, judgmental words spoken over others. These conditions reveal a heart that is in need of cleansing as the words says, out of the heart the mouth speaks!

When we speak negative words of doubt and fear over our lives, over our finances and other people’s lives, we work with the enemy at sabotaging our own blessings.  The mouth can reap a harvest of unrighteousness, providing demons with the legal right to steal and destroy every good blessing God desires to give us. In the parable of the sower, when the sower sowed his seed the birds of the air devoured it (Luke 8:5-15). When someone sows and the seed falls by the wayside, is trampled upon and demonic birds devour it as it says in Luke 8, it reveals a lack of care and complacency regarding God’s Word, or a prophetic word received—the consequence is fruit easily picked off by the birds. We must remember that words of fear, doubt and unbelief will always be used by satan to accomplish his ends to negate God’s blessings.

There are natural and spiritual laws and principles set in place by God that govern the universe and our world.  God’s spiritual laws are equally as powerful as the natural laws that He established.  They govern our lives and are at work whether we are aware of them or not, and whether we understand them or not!  These laws are taught in God’s word and with understanding they open the possibility for the release of the fullness of the blessings of God in our lives.

The Law of Sowing And Reaping

As Christians, we can make the mistake of glossing over the principles written in the Word, to our detriment.  Adherence to principles such as Matthew 7:2 and Mark 11: 26, need to be foundational in the Christian walk: “Do not judge or you too will be judged, in the same way that you judge others you will be judged, and with the same measure you use it, it will be measured to you”,Forgive and you will be forgiven, if you will not forgive, God will not forgive you.   ”The root of these precepts can be found in Galatians 6:7: “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked, whatever a man sows that he will also reap!”  The whatever covers every aspect of life; whether we sow love, kindness and compassion and our finances, or we sow anger, hatred, unforgiveness and offense—we will reap in kind. This principle works both in the positive and in the negative.  Obedience to God’s precepts is extremely important as they are always at work affecting our lives daily—our relationships, our health and financial prosperity.

If God’s law of sowing and reaping is set on course by words and actions, all our good declarations and decrees, all our attempts at faith are being nullified by negative words of fear and unbelief that we speak.  Israel could not enter and possess the Promises of God because of fear, murmuring, grumbling and complaining!  Only two men of faith, who SPOKE WORDS OF FAITH of that generation were allowed to enter.  After spying out the land, they brought back evidence of BIG FRUIT in the Land of Promise!  Our words can either be embedded with fear and hopelessness, or spoken in the faith of God, they can be embedded with power, and miraculous supernatural ability to perform God’s will for our lives! 

In God’s kingdom, health and prosperity are a by product of a life that has worked to lay a good foundation through obedience to eat, live and declare God’s Word. Such a life will also be able to maintain health and prosperity and not be in a continual cycle of loss and gain!

In the parable of the sower, Jesus said that the seed was the word of God!  When we sow our finances based on the Word of God, then in faith continue to water it with the Word of God, IT WILL PRODUCE ABUNDANT FRUIT!  God says that His word will accomplish what He sends it to do!

Christ Our Redeemer

THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT CHRIST IS THE REDEEMER! For all who have sown finances over the years and have not seen the fruit, for those who have wasted time in error and disobedience in the Kingdom, God is able to recover our losses!  God is able to redeem time and to redeem the harvest that belongs to us from all that we have sown!  God remembers our righteous deeds and words and has been holding the Harvest in store for us!  He is able to redeem our offerings, buy back our losses and restore our fortunes, because He is God—OUR REDEEMER! 

The word redeem means to buy back, to recover by payment something that was pledged. When Jesus gave His life for us on the Cross He nullified everything that was against us, and purchased our lives with His Blood.  He signed the note for our debts and marked it paid in full!  In His Power and Might, He is able o recover ALL that belongs to us!   Through repentance He cancels all negative reaping consequences from our words and deeds! Hallelujah!

Deuteronomy 3:1-3 declares that when we return to the Lord’s ways and obey Him with all our hearts—He will restore our fortunes!  The word fortunes sometimes translated as captivity, also means a former state of prosperity! Divine appointments will be established where the King will say: “Give back everything that belonged to her, including all the income from her land from the day she left the country until now” (2 Kings 8:6).  The enemy will be commanded to PAY BACK SEVENFOLD, THOUGH IT COSTS HIM ALL THE WEALTH OF HIS HOUSE (Pro 6:31).

God is about to open the heavens and pour out upon His people showers of blessings to finance and to enforce the Kingdom of God on Earth to gather His Harvest.  There is presently a great Harvest stored up and held in reserve, accumulated from all that the Body of Christ has sown in finances, time, acts of kindness and faithfulness into the Kingdom of God over the years!  This is about to be released in a great wealth transfer from the Royal Bank of Heaven, calculated with Heaven’s accounting system! I heard the Lord say “COMPOUND INTEREST!”  According to Wikipedia, compound interest is the addition of interest to the principal deposit, it is interest upon interest that can produce great wealth in a short time.

Don’t stop giving!   Giving in faith, in the will of God is our insurance for the future!  Let us pray, repent and humble ourselves before our Wonderful God and get ready for a GREAT DELUGE OF HIS GOODNESS!

“Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.” Luke 6:38

Two Conditions For the Coming Awakening!

The world has entered an extremely volatile season where battles are intensifying on every front. The kingdom of darkness is mobilized and launching an offensive using a small number of key people strategically placed to shout down any attempt at a return to normalcy, morality and the traditional Biblical values that has sustained societies overtime.  Godly and righteous virtues are being eroded before our eyes as we stand in the beginning of a possible shift into a new world order where children are taught that they can choose their gender. The push toward transgenderism has reached a frenzy in North America and Europe where Governments are attempting to force schools and churches to accept their agenda and values.  The prospect of this new world may seem bleak and hopeless—BUT FOR GOD!

God is seated on His Throne, and every knee will bow and declare that Jesus Christ is Lord as His Word declares!  I am highlighting this situation only to emphasize that the encroachment of this New demonic World Order demands that a new breed of Christian ARISE!  The Sons of God are being challenged by God to now RISE UP with COURAGEOUS BOLDNESS! THE WORLD IS GROANING AND IN TRAVAIL FOR THEIR APPEARING!  The present condition of the world brings to the forefront the absolute necessity for the people of God to not only rise up and be counted, but also that the hearts of His people are ones that He can use powerfully and effectively to overcome the darkness with His Light. As God gets ready to unleash revival fire, and Awakening all across the Globe there are two conditions that need to be addressed that will unlock the floodgates of Heaven, and release the weighty Presence of God brooding over the planet right now.

Death & Life are in the Tongue

The first is the condition of our mouths and the fragrance being released from our words. The Lord brought this to my attention recently as I was watching the news on TV; I heard people referring to President Trump in very derogatory terms, in a dishonoring way, and I felt a grieved in my spirit.  As I watched him being ferociously attacked I began to pray.  As I prayed I had a clear revelation of the magnitude of God’s power and authority to produce any change He desired, that He was in possession of all knowledge and of every hidden thing that could vindicate President Trump and expose evil agendas.  However, at the same time I received that revelation the Lord asked a question, “How have my people and My intercessors spoken about President Obama while he was president; how have my people spoken of leaders that I have allowed to rule in my wisdom and for my purposes…with honor or dishonor?”  I was confronted with the question, of whether the people of God are any better than the world when it comes to dishonoring rhetoric?  I began think about the judgments and even hatred that I have sometimes heard coming from both sides. Again, I was grieved and convicted, I had to check my own heart—was my heart representing the Heart of God, His principles and the ways of God!

The Word of God says that out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks! I then thought of the meekness of Moses. Moses did not presume to think that he had God all figured out, he pleaded for God to show him His ways and His Glory!  I thought of David who was said to be a man after God’s own Heart. David made the decision not to touch King Saul, the anointed leader, even though he was borderline insane and trying to kill him.  David chose to honor God’s decisions, and His wisdom—a wisdom that was higher than his, unsearchable and beyond his understanding.  David trusted in God’s timing and his faithfulness to fulfill His promises in His own way!  Through all his trials, David was being tested in his character, his faithfulness and in his ability to stand under extreme pressure and not be shaken, as his future position would require. In the same manner, God is now testing a vast army of David like warriors raised up to take down a Goliath system! God has not forgotten His promises and His word!

Paul was also severely tested and refined as a vessel chosen to minister the Life of Christ in a new season of the breaking forth of a profound shift into to a new world order ordained by God.  Paul taught and modeled the importance of submission, accountability and honoring of leaders in positions of authority. When Ananais commanded that Paul be struck, Paul called him a whitewashed wall. When Paul found out that Ananais was the High Priest he quickly repented and said, “I did not know, brethren, that he was the high priest; for it is written, ‘YOU SHALL NOT SPEAK EVIL OF A RULER OF YOUR PEOPLE'” (Acts 23:5).

Proverbs 18:21 says that death and life are in the power of the tongue!  The mature sons of God prepared for this hour to serve the purposes of the Living God, must be ones whose hearts have been purified to become containers of His Love, who have worked diligently with the Holy Spirit to master self-control and tame their tongues. “…IF ANYONE DOES NOT STUMBLE IN WORD, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle the whole body” (Jam. 3:2).

God reminded me of a few incidents in the past where He had taught me these principles:  Years ago, I was leading an intercessory group at a church I was attending, in my personal prayer time God clearly told me that He wanted us to pray for a nearby church and Christian school that was belonged to it.  When I told the Pastor, he insisted we were not to pray for this church! I found this strange and I was a bit angry as I was certain of what God had said.  But I knew I was being tested and would not go against the Pastor’s wishes. However, I pressed him for a reason and eventually he answered that there was too much criticism of the school where many of the intercessor’s children attended.  I came to an agreement with the pastor that we would spend much time in repentance before we prayed, which we did.  Each intercessor repented for words spoken, and judgments and attitudes towards the teachers in the school, the pastor and the leaders of the church.  After a time of repentance, when we began to pray, the Holy Spirit moved powerfully and many began to receive pictures and visions and great joy was released!  One intercessor saw a vision of fire running through the halls of the school and I saw Jesus hovering above the Church and the school waving a banner, shouting Jubilee!  It was a powerful prayer meeting!  One week later we got reports that revival had broken out in the school, that the children were being slain in the spirit, falling under the power of God and speaking in tongues!  Revival later broke out in the church also, and without anyone knowing about our prayer meeting they gave an offering of $10, 000 to the building of our new facility

When Brethren Dwell in Unity Power is released!

The second condition God highlighted to me was the principle of unity!  God brought another incident to mind related to the same intercessory group I was leading.  We were a group of about twelve to fifteen people and we were having very powerful prayer meetings. However, there was criticism and discord rising up within the group that was causing problems.  The Lord led me to write a letter to them in which I outlined the need and principle of unity, and asked that any who could not, or would not be willing to make a firm decision to get along and be at peace, to seriously consider leaving the group—just under half left and started another prayer meeting at a different time.  At first, I thought that this would be a bad idea as there would be rivalry, but it turned out to be God’s way of solving the problem because peace came into each group and both meetings were filled with God’s Presence and were experiencing great fruit.  I learned much through this experience. God pointed out to me that the nature of one group was quieter having a seer type gifting, while the other group was louder, more war like, moving in the prophetic and in travail.  Together they were clashing but separated there was unity in each group, causing each to become very efficient. Both groups then began to get along much better after the separation. God has creative ways to solve every problem when we are following Him.

At the time God reminded me that He ordained that there be twelve tribes of Israel. These tribes were very different from each other, having different giftings and temperaments.  God gave them each their own territory with boundaries in which to occupy and serve Him.  However, God’s desire and will was that all the tribes would choose to honor each other, the other’s God given gift, and choose to work together in a HOLY UNION in obedience to Him and for the cause of the Kingdom! The anointing oil flows down from the Head of our High Priest that is Jesus Christ, covering the UNITED BODY of ALL His tribes, and in that fragrance of honor and unity GOD COMMANDS THE BLESSING, releasing the promises, His Life and His great power and authority!

As God gets ready to move to fulfill His promises, push back the darkness and release a great move of the Holy Spirit, He is now highlighting the need of His praying army to truly humble themselves before Him, turn from their wicked ways and yes—this also means loose talk that defiles, providing the enemy with ammunition—then, HE WILL HEAL OUR LANDS!  God is about to move to do a great work with those whose hearts are pure, through whom He can produce great results. The people of God must move now from worldly thinking, worldly vocabulary and conversation, to holiness in word and deed! When the conditions are right, when there is submission, accountability, humility and purity in intercession—power is released from the Throne!  Repentance precedes revival!

I believe God is saying that the waiting is over! Heaven is mobilizing! I am hearing the Trumpet sounding the cry, BREAK CAMP!  The army of God is now rising up and beginning to move out into their destiny and divine call to fulfill Holy and righteous mandates released by God for this season.  I hear the sound of marching in the tree tops, sounds of a people mobilizing in Power, with the joy of the Lord as their strength, with the war cry of a great Lion’s roar in their mouths—a people prepared to meet their destiny!

“GOD IS NOT A MAN, THAT HE SHOULD LIE, NOR A SON OF MAN, THAT HE SHOULD REPENT. HAS HE SAID, AND WILL HE NOT DO? OR HAS HE SPOKEN, AND WILL HE NOT MAKE IT GOOD? BEHOLD, I HAVE RECEIVED A COMMAND TO BLESS; HE HAS BLESSED, AND I CANNOT REVERSE IT. “HE HAS NOT OBSERVED INIQUITY IN JACOB, NOR HAS HE SEEN WICKEDNESS IN ISRAEL. THE LORD HIS GOD IS WITH HIM, AND THE SHOUT OF A KING IS AMONG THEM. GOD BRINGS THEM OUT OF EGYPT; HE HAS STRENGTH LIKE A WILD OX. “FOR THERE IS NO SORCERY AGAINST JACOB, NOR ANY DIVINATION AGAINST ISRAEL. IT NOW MUST BE SAID OF JACOB AND OF ISRAEL, ‘OH, WHAT GOD HAS DONE!’ LOOK, A PEOPLE RISES LIKE A LIONESS, AND LIFTS ITSELF UP LIKE A LION; IT SHALL NOT LIE DOWN UNTIL IT DEVOURS THE PREY…” NUMBERS 23:19-24

THE WINE IS READY AND KEYS TO UNLOCK YOUR DESTINY!

WOW! What an opportune time to be alive on planet Earth and living in the Kingdom of God!  God is on the move! He has shifted the world into a new dispensation of time that is alive with potential and pregnant with possibilities as Heaven moves to break in with the supernatural and the miraculous!  God is moving to release on planet Earth a new and fresh apprehension of His Goodness and Glory in the Face of Jesus Christ.  With 5777 we have shifted into a new era in which God is doing a NEW THING in New ways, where His intentions are ultimately focused on reaping a great Harvest of precious souls and bringing them into the family of God.

It is important to be aligned with the mind of Christ that we may comprehend the ‘NEW dynamic of this hour and His strategic purposes for this dispensation of time.  Throne union with Him is His desire and goal, that we may legislate the Heavens and rule with Him in His holy endeavors. Critical thinking united with revelation will unlock the marvels prepared for this hour.  The fire will be ignited and the provisions released—prepared and made ready specifically for this season.  To stay in sync with the Lord, we must know how to process this time and understand what He intends to accomplish.

Recently I had a dream of driving a car, I turned on to a very familiar street not knowing that it had been changed to a one-way street, and I was heading into the flow of on-going traffic.  The Lord revealed that this was a new day! The day of going our own way, traveling old familiar paths had ended. The present shift in times was transforming old roadways where we flow together on the Highway of the Lord in the direction of the union in His Will. Together on this Higher-way, we become A FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH THROUGH OUR AGREEMENT AND UNION WITH HIM! As we let go of the familiar and launch out in faith we become unstoppable on a one-way ticket where we will not, and cannot return to the old place we were before.

This is an apostolic season of being sent out; of His sons coming to the fullness of maturity, and of His Harvest—a season of being centered in His Will, positioned to take the land assigned to us!  God is preparing a new wineskin to meet the challenges of this season; one prepared with a new mind-set to think outside the old religious box of irrelevant traditions that served His purposes in the past seasons.  An apostolic mantle is being activated to shift and shake up the ways we have done church.

Recently I heard the Lord say clearly, “THE NEW WINE IS READY! I NEED A NEW WINESKIN!” God has also been emphasizing His desire to bring Heaven to Earth!  From the start of this year, Heaven to Earth, is a phrase I keep running into in some form, everywhere I turn! Being rightly positioned for harvest and Cities of Refuge are two issues I feel God is now emphasizing for the fulfillment of His purposes in this hour.  Having understanding of the Keys that unlock your Destiny is vital in this incredible season ahead!

Being Rightly Positioned

Being centered in Christ and positioned in the land of your inheritance unlocks our destiny! Circumstances may seem to be holding you back, or life situations and finances but obedience to take your place in your appointed sphere, unlocks your destiny and positions you for Favor—favor that opens the necessary doors for you to accomplish your assignment.  Recently the Lord told me to read a book I had read over fifteen years ago— Commitment to Conquer by Bob Beckett. As I read, the Holy Spirit was with me on every page of the book! I have read this book many times and highly recommend it if you feel called to a city. However, it reveals startling and powerful revelations in regard to the significance and importance of being positioned in the right place at the right time! As the title states, the book’s emphasis is on COMMITMENT as the first step.  Bob states, “The first step in taking spiritual possession of a territory is making a commitment to that place,” and, “Only when we accept the responsibility and accountability can we SEE the vision!  He says, “A person may know WHAT God’s call is but never fully realize that potential until he knows WHERE the call is to!”

These are a few points I gleaned on the immediate results of making a territorial commitment:

  • We will be INCREASED – enlarged in abundance, in prosperity, in authority, in multiplication
  • Choosing to set yourself firmly in the place where God has called you, unlocks a spiritual principle that results in increase—finances are released and effectiveness. The principle works!
  • When this level of commitment is made, he says, “I have seen the Lord stop the diminishing process and activate the increasing process.” Then you will have everything needed to accomplish what He has called you to do!
  • Making a commitment to a community makes a vital difference and impact in the unseen realm!
  • Our vision for the community, LIKE A DIAMOND will then begin to sparkle with new facets we had not seen before

Cities of Refuge – Called to a City.

God is moving now to establish Cities of His Presence that are places of Refuge from the storms—true Sanctuary Cities guarded by the Presence of God and His Heavenly Hosts.  This is a key strategy in His plan for the hour. How Does the Government of Heaven Invade Earth? In the Old Testament, Heaven first invaded Earth through a man—Abraham, then a people, a City and then the Nation—all of Israel saw the Glory!  In the New Testament Heaven invaded Earth with Christ then at Pentecost—the Glory fell on 120 praying saints who were prepared and made ready for the Promise of the Father—a City and nation were revolutionized!  GOD IS LOOKING NOW, ON A WIDE SCALE, TO ONCE AGAIN INVADE CITIES AND NATIONS WITH HIS GLORY!

The Lord’s strategic plan for Dominion embodies both the micro and the macro—from the individual soul to His Global and national intentions!  God is in the business of nation building through individuals—reaching a nation begins with His Glory overtaking, people, Cities and communities. The Lord is looking for those who will be bold enough now to ASK HIM FOR CITIES AND NATIONS—not just in the emotional fervor of the moment, but with intentionality and willingness to pay the cost. He is seeking co-laborers who will reveal His heart to the lost!

Only ask, and I WILL give you the nations as your inheritance, the whole earth as your possession.” Psalm 2:8 NLT

The enemy has made great gains over the last eight years, but has also lost much ground in 2017. He is enraged and fighting to regain ground and increase his plans for chaos on the Earth.  However, God has provided a window in this opportune time for His people to move in Light & Fire to establish safe spaces before this window closes.

I do believe God has given us time before Jesus returns to establish His Cities of refuge and Glory, and lay the groundwork for much that He plans to do in Cities and Nations.  The world seems to be shaking in turmoil right now as years of deeply rooted iniquity in demonic structures and things hidden in dark places are being shaken, stirred up and exposed.  Spiritual earthquakes are demolishing demonic mind-sets and unproductive ways that have worked to keep lies and deception hidden—God is draining the swamp! God is exposing the enemy in order to bring forth the New and Fresh, to re-align nations, establish new foundations and forge new strategic partnerships. Many world Leaders will suddenly begin to embrace new possibilities that produce Life and good fruit, as He moves the heart of leaders like a river.

God will turn much that the enemy is attempting to do right now on the world scene, for good, as His people align with Him and intercede accordingly.  The best days of the Church ae upon us—a time to embrace our Divine Destiny.  God is Good and He is Faithful! We are at the beginning of the Season we have been waiting for!  Lets wake up and not blow this! This is the hour of the fulfillment of His promises of Glory and Light! Even though darkness will cover the earth in time, RIGHT NOW, the people of God are beginning to ‘ARISE & SHINE’ for our light HAS COME!

Satan is also working at establishing his cities and nations, lead by his anti-Christ leaders who are positioned to produce panic and fear.  However, HE MUST submit to God’s timing and cannot go beyond his boundaries however dark things may seem.  Tribulation will come! Jesus prophesied many times that everything written ‘must be fulfilled.”  However, I do sense that this is not that time—the enemy is overplaying his hand and is about to be shot down!

In this hour and season ahead, God is saying to His people, “…rule in the midst of your enemies” (Psalm 110).  The LORD has provided us with powerful tools to accomplish our assignment and LEGISLATE THE HEAVENSthe ability to call forth what is not as though it were, the power of the Blood, the power of His Name, the power of His Word, the power of Decree, the power of the Holy Spirit to bring it to pass, and Angel Armies assigned to God’s kingdom purposes!  He has given us everything needed to rule and reign!

OF THE INCREASE OF HIS GOVERNMENT AND PEACE THERE SHALL BE NO END,  upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. THE ZEAL OF THE LORD OF HOSTS WILL PERFORM THIS.”  Isaiah 9:6 -7

“In The First Year of King Cyrus!” Receiving Our Marching Orders & The Beginning of The Wealth Transfer!

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I believe that Lance Wallnau was one of the first, if not the first, to prophecy that Donald Trump would be the 45th President—a Cyrus king according to Isaiah 45, chosen to release God’s captive people. Many prophetic voices have since received revelations that agree and confirm this as God’s word and God’s will! Recently I was in the Lord’s Presence praying about the year ahead and the resources needed to implement God’s strategies for this season of reprieve, when the Lord led me to the passage in Ezra 1:

“NOW IN THE FIRST YEAR OF CYRUS KING OF PERSIA, that the word of the Lord by the mouth of Jeremiah might be fulfilled, the LORD stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, so that he made a proclamation… Who is among you of all His people? May his God be with him, and let him go up to Jerusalem which is in Judah, and build the house of the LORD God of Israel (He is God), which is in Jerusalem. Ezra 1:1,3

The last five prophetic articles that I have written have all been related to the presidency of Donald J. Trump in some way, and God has not yet released me from this assignment. This is because this new Presidency is a sign and a wonder, marking the invasion of the Kingdom of God, moving in to RESET the downward spiral into hedonism, immorality, and lawlessness leading to ultimate chaos in the world. In the Bible, Heaven moved in response to the anointed prayer of God’s servant Daniel who, HAVING READ JEREMIAH’S PROPHECY, UNDERSTOOD THAT THE APPOINTED TIME HAD COME FOR THE GREAT RELEASE!

“Daniel, understood by the books the number of the years specified by THE WORD OF THE LORD THROUGH JEREMIAH THE PROPHET, that He would accomplish seventy years in the desolations of Jerusalem.” Daniel 9:2

IN THE FIRST YEAR OF KING CYRUS, spiritual doors supernaturally swung open by the Might and Power of our God, for the release of His people to fulfill their destiny—the return to His original intentions for their lives! The Father’s plan charted the course for His people to accomplish great and marvelous things in His name, just as He had told them when they were first taken captive to Babylon: “FOR I KNOW THE PLANS I HAVE FOR YOU,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you (Jeremiah 29:11-12).

hikers-1147796_1280Heaven is now marshalling its troops for THE GREAT RELEASE! Those who have ears to hears are hearing the sounds of Heaven’s Call and are preparing for their MARCHING ORDERS! Many who were taken captive to Babylon were content to remain in captivity—to what was known and familiar to them. But for others, their hearts burned with longing and passion for Jerusalem, with the desire to move and flow in sync with the burning heart of God for the completion of His purposes! They said YES! They packed their bags and set out into the unknown, trusting the Father with their lives and their destiny, and trusting the Holy Spirit’s direction!

The Father says He knows the plans He has for us! These plans are not just for us to have a nice house and a nice car—these are nation, city and life transforming plans for our families and our communities, marked by eternity. In Isaiah 1:19, God says that if we are willing and obedient we will eat the best of the land! The choice is ours, as was told to the captivity in Babylon by King Cyrus:

“ANY OF YOU who are His people may go to Jerusalem in Judah to rebuild this Temple of the LORD, the God of Israel, who lives in Jerusalem. And may your God be with you!” Ezra 1:3

God has promised that we would have the best—He is now about to release the GREAT TRANSFER OF WEALTH, long-awaited and prophesied over many years—this, because the TIME has come to build, and the Kingdom of God is at hand—fast approaching! The time has come for every willing person to be released into their call and ministry—a ministry that God, in hiddenness, has been making the necessary preparations during the last season. All the needed resources and supplies to accomplish our mandate will be released as we make the steps of faith according to His leading.

Ezra reveals three sources from which the great wealth transfer was released to those whose hearts God had stirred to go: firstly, the supply came through friends and neighbors who chose to remain: “And in any locality where survivors may now be living, the people are to provide them with silver and gold, with goods and livestock, and with freewill offerings for the temple of God in Jerusalem’” (Ezra 1:4).

dollar-163473_1280The second source of supply came by way of the return of all the treasures stolen during the captivity. Over the years, God has been keeping account and records of all that belongs to us, stolen by the destroyer and enemy of our souls. Like Cyrus, God will command that everything stolen from us—finances, relationships, our joy, hope and our health, be returned! Donald Trump is a SIGN to all that God is faithful and is presently working to bring this pass: “Moreover, King Cyrus brought out the articles belonging to the temple of the LORD, which Nebuchadnezzar had carried away from Jerusalem…In all, there were 5,400 articles of gold and of silver” (Ezr. 1:7,11).

The third source of supply was the treasuries of the King! The vaults of Heaven were opened! Our Father who owns all the silver and all the gold, and the cattle on a thousand hills is able to supernaturally open any door, at any time! He is also able to open unknown sources of supply, and cause to be manifest things that are not—as though they are!

“IN THE FIRST YEAR OF KING CYRUS, King Cyrus issued a decree concerning the house of God at Jerusalem: “Let the house be rebuilt, the place where they offered sacrifices; and let the foundations of it be firmly laid… LET THE EXPENSES BE PAID FROM THE KING’S TREASURY.” V. 3-4

In Ezra chapter 6, a search was made for the archives where the promises were written, previously given to the people in the first year of King Cyrus. In the last month, God has instructed me to go back to my old journals and re-visit all the prophetic words given to me, the promises given and the revelations regarding the Call. As I began to meditate on these things the Holy Spirit was moving, stirring my heart and igniting passion once again to believe again, to hope again and to get ready to take the leap of faith into destiny! During worship one morning I had a vision of a scroll being presented to me, having golden writing on it and tied with a golden ribbon. I asked the Lord what it meant, He said it was the gift of my destiny! Divine destiny is a gift given by God to be treated with awe; in the set time, when we have been prepared to treasure, guard, protect and hold what He intends to give—HE PRESENTS THIS GIFT TO US! Ezra chapter six describes the great wealth transfer provided by the God of Heaven stored up for His great work to begin:

“Their expenses are to be fully paid out of the royal treasury, from the revenues of Trans-Euphrates, so that the work will not stop. Whatever is needed—young bulls, rams, male lambs for burnt offerings to the God of heaven, and wheat, salt, wine and olive oil, as requested by the priests in Jerusalem—must be given them daily without fail, so that they may offer sacrifices pleasing to the God of heaven and pray for the well-being of the king and his sons.” Ezra 6:8 -10

With every word that I write, the Lord continues to call me to lay emphasis on the significance of what is being handed to us in this period of history, so as not to waste one moment of the GIFT of this God given opportunity. We must make maximum use of the reprieve that He has graciously given for His will to be accomplished in this momentous hour of history to, “…root out and to pull down, to destroy and overthrow, to build and to plant” (Jer. 1-10). Through the Trump Presidency, Great favor is now being given to the Church in the U.S to accomplish God’s mandate, as a season of prosperity has opened—I believe this will extend to the Church globally.

This period will not last forever, it will have its conclusion in the future, and there are important things the kingdom intends to accomplish during this time! Those who have ears to hear, who understand the time restraints, and the scope of what God intends, will quickly get on board and be used to implement God’s strategies. I recently had a dream where I gave birth to a child, who over the course of a few days went through rapid stages of growth from a baby to a toddler, to walking and talking. God was revealing through this dream that ministries are about to be birthed and will accelerate rapidly, and it is now time to get onboard with Him!

God is giving the Church back its voice to become a change agent in the world. I believe this next era will bring exciting innovation and strategies to accelerate the work of God, as was the case other notable times of History. The Lord showed me that those in President Trump’s Cabinet such as Rex Tillerson, Nicky Haley and Betsy Devos have been in preparation throughout their lives for this notable moment of history, and will become a Cabinet that will transform America and change world History.

God has also assembled His apostolic, prophetic Cabinet who will manifest from obscurity—brought forth for this hour! These are men and women of excellence, specialists in their area of expertise, representing facets of our beautiful Bridegroom King—Jesus Christ. All the Glory of His magnificent attributes will be showcased in this hour—His boundless Creativity, eternal Wisdom, Transcendent Nature and His Boundless Heart. These men and women each have key assignments, that together in union, will bring forth the full representation of Christ—the fullness of His Stature!

In this hour, Jesus will receive all the Glory!

“In a loud voice they were saying: “Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!” Revelation 5:12

Babylon Will Fall! The Word of The LORD: “Come Out of Her!”

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A LOOK AT THE COLLUSION BETWEEN THE GLOBALISTS, THE MEDIA AND POLITICIANS!

When spending time in the Lord’s Presence, very often He will shine His light on a single word that with insight becomes a revelation He desires I take note of. A few weeks ago, this was the case with the word collusion. I did not think it significant until in I checked the definition, it means: a conspiracy, especially in order to deceive others. What arrested my attention however, was the sentence in which the word was used as an example: ‘A collusion between media and political leaders.’ I was greatly taken aback as during the period of the campaign for the presidential election and the period since Donald Trump won the election until now, I have been observing the coverage of the media. As I watch events take place, and take note of how the various main stream media covers it, I have noticed, as most discerning people have, that the coverage of Donald Trump is extremely negative, biased and antagonistic; clearly revealing an aggressive agenda to take him down at all costs—this is true especially of CNN! I knew God was speaking to me!

As I sought the Lord for understanding, I heard the words, “I want an exposé.” In our prayer meetings, we have consistently prayed that God would expose all lies, deceit and corruption, something He has faithfully been doing over the past year, but I sensed an exposé meant something more to Him! I checked the word and discovered that it meant: the act of bringing a scandal or crime to public notice; an article or statement that unmasks or discloses a scandal. The word article stood out and knew immediately that the Lord wanted an article exposing what I had seen and learned regarding the agenda of the media. My first thought was that I don’t possess any evidence, but I heard the Lord say, you have what you have seen!

Fair and balanced people will have also seen what I have seen, however, as I have been watching and studying this with careful observation, but more importantly with spiritual insight and understanding, I would like to share my thoughts. Before I do so However, I would like to set the stage by laying a spiritual foundation to what is now taking place as seen through world events. It begins with the tale of two cities!

A Tale of Two Cities

It is not possible in an article to reveal the depths of this revelation, I therefore begin with the core truth revealed in the Bible that there exists two spiritual cities to which everyone belongs—to either one or the other. These two cities are JERUSALEM and BABYLON. In the Bible Babylon is referred to as MYSTERY BABYLON and encompasses all that is not founded on the Kingdom of God, or built on the Rock that is Christ. JERUSALEM on the other hand is THE CITY OF GOD, it encompasses all that is founded on the ROCK that is CHRIST, referred to as the Bride of Christ in the book of Revelations! The foundations of the City of Jerusalem have been laid in Christ in Israel—the nation chosen to represent God, and through whom God has implemented His Divine plan of Redemption on Earth! EVERYONE is now invited to enter this City through the Gate of Christ—the Son of God born on Earth as a Son of Israel. It is vital to our spiritual health to be able to discern between these two cities, understand their characteristics and functions, as they presently co-exist in the spiritual realm around us.

JERUSALEM is characterized by passionate love for God, full submission to the Will of God, His precepts, and His ways. BABYLON on the other hand can be characterized in various degrees, by a despising of God, rebellion to His Will, and rejection of His precepts and His ways. Babylon exalts itself in pride above God and wants nothing to do with God! God is described in many ways in the Bible—as Holy, as a Consuming Fire and the EVERLASTING FATHER. He also describes Himself as the God of Patience, and because of His intense love for humanity, He is great in longsuffering, giving much time for repentance.

God is also known as the God who “…changes times and seasons.” HISTORY IS HIS-STORY, CRAFTED TOWARD A CERTAIN END AND FORETOLD AS PROPHECY IN HIS WORD—THE BIBLE. God works to change and move His-story towards His end, through the prayers and intercession of His people, as they draw close and submit to His desires! Accurate and correct intelligence from the Lord and from sound sources, is vital to our intercession. Prevailing intercession is essential to combat the devil’s agenda! It is imperative to note that intercession that gets results must be characterized by humility, integrity, be void of control and all attempts to direct the Lord according our will.

We now live in a momentous hour of History where God has moved in love, mercy and compassion, through the prayers and cries of His people ascending before His throne! The Intercession of a faithful people has united with the intercession of Christ in a move to halt an escalating SEASON OF REVOLT to the ways of God, unleashed through a spirit of rebellion observed on the world scene right now! With discernment, we see the spirit of these two Cities warring today in a clash of the two kingdoms! The spirit of Babylon is rising in our world and on the street of our cities as God draws the line distinguishing the two. In his book A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens reveals a measure of insight into this phenomenon:

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way…”

The rulers who are at the helm of the City of Babylon have an agenda that they are determined to see realized! These leaders comprised of the wealthiest of the world in collusion with the Liberalists, have the finances and the power to undergird their plans for Globalism, open borders, the undermining of the Judeo-Christian God and His precepts, and the promotion of a liberal worldview devoid of all restraints on morality! These Elites believe they are greater in wisdom than the masses, and are determined to gain full control through cunning, deceit and manipulation! Their plan is for the destabilization of nations and to gain the power and control necessary to implement their agenda for world dominion! Their purpose is to unleash a measured chaos through wars, immigration and open borders, riots, protests, and economic downturns. Such events all work to produce an outcome, in which the masses willingly submit to any means necessary to regain peace of mind. To implement their agenda, and with their great wealth, they are organized; they bribe and purchase Politicians, media executives, paid protestors, university professors, Hollywood and leaders who are at the helm of all spheres of society, who willingly present the narrative of their agenda through PROPAGANDA.

Propaganda is a powerful and extremely effective tool employed by these globalist, executed mainly through dishonest journalists and media executives—it is the deliberate spreading of information, ideas, or rumors, dispersed widely to create a negative narrative that harms a person, group, movement, institution, nation, etc. It is presently being used very effectively against President Donald J. Trump, his administration and his agenda to return the United States of America back to the honoring of God, its Judeo-Christian foundation and values, and to the rule of law. President Trump has surrounded himself with great Christian and conservative leaders, he has promised to eliminate the Johnson Amendment stifling the voice of the Church, and has chosen to stand and support the nation of Israel! The Globalist elites and the Liberals have presently lost control of their agenda with the Presidency of Donald Trump, this by the power of the Hand of God! They are enraged and desperate and are now employing devious and sinister measures to regain control!

What I have Seen!

As a person who has always been inclined to question everything I see and hear, who profoundly loves the truth and has searched it out diligently throughout my life, I am deeply disturbed by the deceptive media coverage of President Trump! I have observed the negativity, the mean-spiritedness and the anger displayed openly by the main stream media. I have watched repeatedly every show throughout the day on CNN and have observed how they employ methods for twisting information, distorting the truth to produce a narrative that Donald Trump is incompetent. They edit, cut and manipulate statements made by the President with the intention to besmirch and inflame the leftists. They repeatedly use deceptive flashing banner headlines to propagandize an incident or an event negatively, with the intent of conditioning the masses to a lie.

Over the past year, I would say 95% of their news regarding the Trump’s administration has been negative with the intent to damage his presidency and ultimately remove him! From early morning until late at night they pump out deceptive incendiary rhetoric to craft a false worldview of the Conservative party and the Trump administration! Anyone can observe this day in day out! The problem for those who love and want truth, is that if they are getting their news only from CNN and a large percentage of other sources of media, they are absorbing a twisted version of the truth and buying into the Great lie! It is refreshing to watch Fox News and get a fair perspective of the news.

The Babylonian left is now mobilizing rapidly in a devious campaign to regain control. They have hundreds of organizations nationwide in the United States that are marshaling to create the appearance of chaos in everything Donald Trump touches. There is a movement well underway through organizations such as Media Matters (please read their manual to stop Trump), Indivisible and the OFA—The Organization for Action, the brainchild of Barack Obama to protect his progressive actions. So far, they have 32,000 trained agitators and growing, with the sole purpose of sabotaging President Trump at every turn. Their tactics are fear, threats, violence and intimidation in the same manner that satan mobilized Goliath and the Philistine army against Israel. There is an army however, presently rising, whose faces are like lions; they have the heart of David and are ready to make a stand for the Kingdom of God. David had no fear and was ready to go on the offensive, he declared boldly:

“…who is this uncircumcised philistine, that he should defy the armies of the living God?”…Then David said to the Philistine, “You come to me with a sword, with a spear, and with a javelin. But I come to you in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. This day the LORD will deliver you into my hand…that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel. 1Samuel 17:26,45-46

God has graced us—His people, with a set time to complete a set agenda of His purposes, to RESET, TO TURN AROUND and RETURN to the Ancient Paths where the good way is, and to the foundations of Justice and Righteousness (Jer. 6:16). We cannot afford to squander one minute of this gift of mercy! On His heart is the Harvest and the cry now being trumpeted from Heaven is: “Come out of her, my people!” (Rev. 18:4). BABYLON WILL FALL AND HER IDOLS DESTROYED! This is a now season to wake up, to leave Babylon and to align ourselves with the Living God—the God of Glory and Victory!

“This is what the LORD says: “Tell the whole world, and keep nothing back. Raise a signal flag to tell everyone that BABYLON WILL FALL” Jeremiah 50:2

“…Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and has become a dwelling place of demons, a prison for every foul spirit…” Revelations 18:2

Word for 2017 – “Let God Arise and Let His Enemies Be Scattered.”

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When I sought the Lord for His word for 2017, He gave me Psalm 68 with an emphasis on verse 1: “Let God arise, let His enemies be scattered…”  An unprecedented, momentous and extraordinary year is about to shift into full throttle with the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States.  As the anointing to be President falls upon him, a REPRIEVE (see previous word) will begin, as God moves to restrain and push back the powers of darkness.  In this time, God will thrust a prepared people in the Body of Christ and in the secular world, into an hour of history prepared by God for a fresh Outpouring of His Life; this will come with a fresh release of Divine strategies and breakthroughs in innovation, medicine, technology, industry and for clean air and energy—deception will be exposed and hidden truth revealed!

Doors will open for many Christians who have known the call on their lives and have been perplexed by the wait to see its fulfillment. Many have not understood that the coming forth of their ministries was timed for the great REPRIEVE now coming on the Earth— a time set to offer the world an opportunity to recognize and receive the Living God—our King, Jesus Christ, and to gather in a great Harvest of souls as His reward.  For countless souls, this will be their last opportunity, hence an urgency for an army of harvesters—laid down lovers of God—to run the race of strength set before them.

As I contemplated the words, “Let God Arise,” the Lord began to highlight some points related to this Arising!   I sensed both His question and His answer of how does God arise! God showed me that He can ARISE spontaneously in the Earth, but more often than not He arises IN HIS PEOPLE!  God highlighted the need right now for His people to be preparing themselves for His Arising!  I recently had a demonic encounter in the middle of the night through which God began to address many issues to take note of in this new season.  The first was that as He moved to take His people to higher heights, with a greater measure of the Holy Spirit, the enemy would also increase his offensive!  However, He reminded me that this is the Year of Victory ordained by God and showed me that the roar of satan might be loud, as he intends to make a lot of noise and stir a lot of trouble, but that ultimately he is restrained and bound in his attempts to steal, kill and destroy!  Yes, there will be great battles but we have been given the VICTORY to accomplish the purposes and the will of God!  God says we are to stir up our faith to believe and the gifts given to us to accomplish our mandate! We are to fan into flames the passion He has deposited inside of us and begin to move out at His Command without fear!

This leads me to another point God was highlighting—the importance of moving out in obedience from a place of REST!  Over the past season, in His mercy and great love, but also as a lesson He wants us to take note of—generally, we have with great intentions, done much, but have seen little fruit in comparison to our great expectation. God has purposefully allowed us to work hard and to do our very best for Him, yet fall short of our intended goals—all this to bring us to the day where we will be willing to lay it all down, and to enter HIS REST with great faith in Him and His power and ability to accomplish His Will! Sometimes we work so very hard because of unbelief that God would actually do as He has said He would; and as Hebrews 3:19 says, “…they could not enter because of unbelief!” Hebrews 4:4 also speaks of the SEVENTH DAY when God rested from all His works. God is now saying to His people, “Rest in Me and let Me show you what I can do in and through you! We are to cease from striving and lay down our good and even excellent intentions and LET GOD ARISE!

May God arise, may his enemies be scattered; may his foes flee before him. May you blow them away like smoke– as wax melts before the fire, may the wicked perish before God. But may the righteous be glad and rejoice before God; may they be happy and joyful. Sing to God, sing in praise of his name, extol him who rides on the clouds; rejoice before him—His name is the LORD. A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling. God sets the lonely in families, he leads out the prisoners with singing; but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land. When you, God, went out before your people, when you marched through the wilderness, the earth shook, the heavens poured down rain, before God, the One of Sinai, before God, the God of Israel. You gave abundant showers, O God; you refreshed your weary inheritance. Your people settled in it, and from your bounty, God, you provided for the poor.  The Lord announces the word, and the women who proclaim it are a mighty throng: “Kings and armies flee in haste; the women at home divide the plunder. Even while you sleep among the sheep pens, the wings of my dove are sheathed with silver, its feathers with shining gold.” When the Almighty scattered the kings in the land, it was like snow fallen on Mount Zalmon. Psalm 68:1-14

This appointed 7th day Sabbath of rest coincides with this Hebrew year 5777—a day of rest for the people of God when He will take over and arise to complete His Will!  In Hebrew, the number seven is Zayin and the ancient Hebrew symbol for this number has the appearance of a sword with a crown on its head. 5777 will be a year characterized by both—the clashing of swords and great battles, but also of Victory in His promise, “You crown the year with your goodness and your paths drip with abundance” (Ps. 65:11).

This will be a tremendous year for the United States of America that will affect all nations and all peoples for the better, if we so choose!  God is about to ARISE over the Land of America in extraordinary ways!  This year on August 21st the Great American Solar Eclipse will occur! This will be the first total eclipse in four decades and will be visible only over continental United States—it will be the first time in ninety-nine years an American Eclipse is visible from coast to coast.  The Eclipse will cross 10 States beginning in Oregon and ending in North Carolina, crossing a stretch of 70 miles; the next one will be in 7 years.  In a year characterized by a multitude of sevens, God is marking this incredible year of the Trump Presidency with the Great American Eclipse, where HE WILL ARISE within and through this nation to do great and marvellous things for All!

sunrise-from-space-hd-free-wallpapersThat they may know from the rising of the sun to its setting that there is none besides Me.  I am the LORD, and there is no other… Isaiah 45:6

So shall they fear The name of the LORD from the west, And His glory from the rising of the sun; When the enemy comes in like a flood, The Spirit of the LORD will lift up a standard against him. Isaiah 59:19

Let us all—from every nation, continue in united prayer for the United States of America, for Donald Trump, all His administration and his Cabinet members. Pray that they will be protected, and the will of God be done in and through them for humanity!

Let us also continue to pray fervently for the peace of Jerusalem as God moves to re-establish Jerusalem—His Bride, as the Center of administrations on Earth, the Capital of the Kingdom of God, the place where He has chosen to position His Throne.

And He said to me, “Son of man, this is the place of My throne and the place of the soles of My feet, where I will dwell in the midst of the children of Israel forever. Ezekiel 43:7

The Bible speaks of a time when Israel’s blindness to Christ and the plans of God would be removed from the Jewish people and they would begin to see!  The Obama administration’s decision to abstain from the U.N.’s resolution vote was satan’s last attempt to stop the new Trump administration from moving their embassy to Jerusalem—this abstention in the spirit had nothing to do with settlements—it’s all about preventing the movement of the people of God up to Jerusalem!

God has said that Jerusalem would become a heavy stone for all people, and that any who try to move it would be cut in pieces! (Zech. 12).  It is extremely disappointing that while 70 nations gathered to plot against Israel in Paris, the Pope was entertaining Mahmoud Abbas to establish the opening of their first embassy within Vatican City.  Donald Trump has declared that he will fight for Israel, and all God’s people must now make the decision also to fight for Israel.  The Church in every nation must rise up to make a stand for Israel and unite in prayer and intercession with increased discernment as to the will of God in this historic moment. Pray that the blindness begins to be removed over Israel as GOD ARISES OVER JERUSALEM HIS PEOPLE!

 

The Holy Spirit Shall come Upon You!

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Having shifted into a new spiritual dynamic, one aligned with the present transitioning of a new presidential administration in the United States, it is imperative in all our service to the Lord and to His Kingdom interests, that His people now press in to receive understanding of His objectives for the season ahead—for our lives, our ministries and our churches.  Prophetic interpretation of God’s times is a vital function of the prophetic ministry, important for maintaining God’s shalom through our fellowship and in all our movements.  We see in scripture, recorded throughout Israel’s history, prophets bringing direction to the people of God. Haggai and Zechariah, after Israel’s release from captivity under Cyrus, were commissioned by God to direct the movements of His people and to maintain a unified perspective through an understanding of God’s Will.

It is important to be found moving with God positioned in the centre of His will for any given period of history, as Scriptures states, He has seasons and times for everything, “To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven…” (Ecc. 3:1). We must have understanding of God’s movements to be aligned with Him in the purposes He has established for any set boundary of time!  There will be many prophetic voices now releasing God’s directives for the new epoch of time we have entered; it is important to our health and safety that the voices we listen to are the voices of fathers and mothers who have proven track records, a faithful history with God, and are honored as such in the Body of Christ. Amid the cacophony coming from the media and even the religious, a posture of humility allows for the discernment of voices whose intent is to release confusion and fear in the House of God. (If unsure, I believe the Elijah List is a safe Ministry and a great source for sound prophetic words and teaching.)

God alone has the power to cause sudden shifts in epochs of time, to break us through demonic spiritual walls into a new world order, and He does this through wholehearted intercessory prayers aligned with righteous action! I believe recent events in the United States reflect this! Years of preparation in deep waters and in fire, produced a crescendo of voices crying out in intercessory prayer; compounded over the years, they have caught the attention of God and have been the impetus that has broken us through into a season of victory!

In the United States, God has supernaturally prepared an unprecedented political and spiritual platform to serve His plans and purposes for the world in the decade ahead. The tenets of which this platform is fashioned will usher in His new world order to serve the Kingdom of God in a comprehensive campaign to implement certain strategic mandates. Saints who understand His Will, who are moving in sync with the Lord, will work with Him to build foundations and lay the groundwork for future generations!

It is vital to understand that times have changed, and in faith, unite with Christ in His movements! The chief characteristic of this new world order is VICTORY!  God has suddenly changed the dynamic and moved His people out on the offensive to push back the darkness through victorious intercessory inroads.  In this season, we are not warring from a place of defeat and desperation, we are warring from a place of ASSURED VICTORY and must maintain our place of peace and rest in His Presence.

“BLESSED BE THE NAME OF GOD FOREVER AND EVER, FOR WISDOM AND MIGHT ARE HIS. AND HE CHANGES THE TIMES AND THE SEASONS; HE REMOVES KINGS AND RAISES UP KINGS; HE GIVES WISDOM TO THE WISE AND KNOWLEDGE TO THOSE WHO HAVE UNDERSTANDING. HE REVEALS DEEP AND SECRET THINGS; HE KNOWS WHAT IS IN THE DARKNESS, AND LIGHT DWELLS WITH HIM. DANIEL 2:20-22

As Jesus said, “He who is not with Me is against Me, and he who does not gather with Me scatters abroad” (Matt. 12:30). The Greek word for gather in this verse is sunago which means to lead together IN UNION! Jesus is looking for the apostolic leaders to be sent, those who will lead together with Him in a union forged on submission to His Word!

We are presently leaving a season where the enemy’s agenda was moving forward with full force, with an acceleration into gross darkness, where it seemed they had the upper hand—GOD HAS HALTED THAT!  As I wrote in my last word we are now in A Season of Reprieve, where God is holding back the powers of darkness as we stand in faith and keep the momentum as we continue to prayThis is a time set for God to get His House in order, that we can stand in strength through the battles that will come in the future!

There are certain things God has shown me that are at the top of His agenda during this time of reprieve—firstly an acceleration of souls coming into the kingdom with a great emphasis on young people, with fresh innovative strategies to gather and house them. Secondly, apostolic, prophetic schools established for revelatory training in the Word, discipling and empowerment in the attributes and knowledge of God. And lastly, a new thrust in the cleansing, purifying and purging of the House of God of heresy, iniquity and the doctrines of demons that has infiltrated, and weakened its position of faith and authority on a personal level, but also importantly on the world stage.

Many prepared ambassadors of righteousness are about to be released into the nations with apostolic mandates to re-establish the House of God on the Word of God and return it to its foundation of strength through Holiness.  A prepared people who have been found to be wholehearted toward God and have grown in the nature of mature sons are about to be released like flames of fire into the Earth, and their missions—sometimes seemingly impossible, will be guaranteed great success!

“The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the baby to be born will be holy and He will be called the Son of God.”  Luke 1:35       

holy-spiritMany saints of the character of Mary have been prepared to birth the purposes of God for today.  As Mary gave birth to Jesus, these saints have been prepared to give birth to the MAN Christ Jesus—Christ in union with a mature body of saints!  We are entering the age of the Mature Man of the stature of Christ spoken of in Ephesians 4:13—Mature saints fashioned and formed through fire to walk in the mind and the heart of Christ!   The dragon sought to devour the mature this mature Man Child who would rule with Christ in Revelation chapter 12; however, the dragon was not able to touch these saints as they are caught up and protected in the Presence of God and the authority of His Throne!  Plucked out of the fire as Joshua was in Zechariah 3, or snatched away (according to the original Hebrew), these mature saints will be given access to God’s Throne and authority over His House!

Satan’s wrath over his present losses is evident and he is pushing back through many schemes and tactics but he will not succeed at whatever he tries to hinder this present move of God. Political and religious spirits are presently raging, pushing liberal ideologies; their war is with the Word of God!  The great trap that saints must avoid at all costs, is to become emotionally embroiled in politics and hardened with cold love and hatred by these two spirits.  We are not here to take sides but to represent the Kingdom of God and maintain a watchfulness in order to discern accurately and intercede accordingly. We are not here to do the enemy’s bidding but are to serve the Living God who is seated on His Throne in Power while nations rage and the people plot vain things, and kings set themselves against God and His anointed (Ps. 2). 

We are to walk carefully as wise as serpents and as harmless as doves in this season of power and answered prayer! Training time is over! Be Light, be peace, be love, be at rest, secure in the love, protection and purposes of God. Leave the old season behind, “Behold I do a new thing, do you not perceive it?” Success, excellence, provision and victory are words that will become the norm for this day!   God has said that in the time of rain we are to ask for rain! As the pouring out begins, ASK! In making His will known, AGREE! With the release of His Word, DECREE!

As I was in prayer,  the Lord revealed to me an incredible sense of freedom coming to the Body of Christ and a great release of His people into their prepared destinies. He said we are to: “Be ready to be empowered to accomplish the task set before you!” And He led me to this scripture :

“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be My witnesses telling people about Me everywhere—in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria and to the ends of the Earth.” Acts 1:8

Be courageous and move out without fear to accomplish your mandate.  El Shaddai will provide the necessary protection and provision to ensure that we are successful! As He Said to Gideon, “…have I not sent you?”

The Coming Reprieve

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In the last word that I wrote I shared that the enemies of God were attempting to take us into a time of great chaos on Earth and that God had chosen Donald Trump as His ‘Reset’ to take us into a time of a great awakening, and victory. This would be a new season of strength, courage and increased authority in the body of Christ.  Shortly after that, God downloaded a single word to me—a word that felt weighty in my spirit and ripe with prophetic significance. I then had a short dream I believe significant to the season ahead, and as I was pondering the dream I felt led to check the definition the word, and discovered that it was connected to the dream.

The word is REPRIEVE. I thought it simply meant a break, and was very surprised by the definition, its gravity and its significance. Reprieve means: to delay impending judgment, to relieve temporarily from evil, a respite from impending punishment and, a warrant authorizing this!  One of the definitions of the word warrant is: something as considered being the positive assurance of a thing.  I believe a Donald Trump presidency is God’s warrant that will issue a far-reaching reprieve! I was overjoyed by the revelation of the coming relief and respite from the enemy’s advances, and the possibilities that this would open to the saints and to the world! However, I was also taken aback by the revelation and understanding that it was temporary, that we have been given a limited time—a window of opportunity to accomplish our mandate.

As I sought the Lord for more insight into this period and its timing, I can’t say that I received a definitive answer but I sensed that it was at least a decade, possibly two.  Thoughts came of Hezekiah being granted an additional 15 years of life and God’s word to him that judgment would come after that, and of Israel’s numerous times of reprieve in the book of Judges and over their History. God also granted Israel a reprieve after a 70-year period of captivity in Babylon where Israel was released to return and rebuild what had been ruined!   It is very interesting to note that in the year 5777, 70 years after Israel received the right to exist with the U.N Partition Plan of 1947, Donald Trump, who is 70 years old, is primed to become the president of the United States! This will affect the entire world and the Global Body of Christ.

As I contemplated the idea of a reprieve, a question began to form in my spirit undergirded with an urgency from the Lord to understand His desires: Lord if in Your mercy we have been granted a reprieve—a delay of judgment, and a window of time, how then must we live during this season? What kind of Christian does this day demand? As I have pondered these questions I believe I have been given some insight into God’s heart for the days ahead.

How then should we live?

Over this year we have had great expectation of a move of God, and seen an increase in intercession because of it. However, this election season in the United States has been the trigger that has mobilized the Global Body of Christ, to rise up in boldness with unified focus on an offensive such as has not been seen for a very long time!  The word of the Lord now ringing in my spirit for the season ahead is this: Do not lose the momentum you have gained! Do not stop! Do not slacken the pace. Stay on the offensive; take the war into the enemy’s camp and breakthrough the enemy’s defenses. God’s desire is that within the sphere and the boundaries He has given each of us, that we would rise up as a unified army to rule and reign with Him as co-heirs of His Kingdom, and as a force that takes back, holds and occupies the ground that He gives!

In the dream referred to in the first paragraph, I saw a crib set in the midst of a public setting.  My son who was too old for the crib was sleeping in it. I said to him that it was time to dismantle the crib. I then saw the crib turn into stone.  The Lord showed me that the crib represented the House of God and my son, the Body of Christ; I understood that the dismantling and the stone were two aspects of one revelation.  When I saw the crib turn to stone, I saw the word memorial, and understood that it represented the memorial of the season we were leaving behind as we entered the new season ahead; we were following the Lord into uncharted territory on a path we have not taken before.  This reflected the same picture as when God commanded Joshua to take stones and make a memorial as they were crossing over the Jordan to take the Promised Land and God cut off the flood waters from before Israel. I felt that the Lord said that the season we are leaving was not for us to curse, criticize or bemoan – it was a season of preparation that we were to give thanks for!

“When you see the ark of the covenant of the LORD your God, and the Levitical priests carrying it, you are to move out from your positions and follow it. Then you will know which way to go, since you have never been this way before.” Joshua 3:3-4 

Regarding the dismantling of the crib, I saw the railings being taken apart and being removed. The word dismantle means to disassemble, or to take apart, and I sensed that this was a picture of the walls of the Church coming down as a process, not a suddenly.  The dismantling of the Church walls and the release of a prepared and fervent army of saints into all spheres of society, combined with the influx of an enormous harvest of souls, will produce a new dynamic that requires multi-dimensional diverse structures prepared to accommodate God’s purposes for an exceptional hour of history. At Jesus’ first coming, He changed the existing structure to accommodate His new work. Jesus challenged religious mind-sets and traditions; He challenged His disciples to think in new ways outside of the box of religion and to embrace change; He also challenged the crowds, those enamored by His words and His miracles but who stood watching on the sidelines in the valley of decision.

“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.” Isaiah 43:18-19 

I was recently in a library and a small gold covered book caught my eye; it was a book by Donald Trump. It turns out he had only written the introduction, and the remainder of the book was advice given to colleagues over their lifetime. Trump reasoning: “You can’t know it all. No matter how smart you are, no matter how comprehensive your education, no matter how wide ranging your experience, there is simply no way to acquire all the wisdom you need to make your business thrive. So, I asked the brightest most successful business men and women I know, what was the best business advice they ever received” (The Way to The Top – Donald Trump). A lesson the Bible teaches also, “For we know in part and we prophesy in part…(1 Cor. 13:9). In the season ahead we must unify and bring our parts to the table!

Take Ownership!

As I held the book, I suddenly sensed that God wanted to give me some advice and opened it randomly to advice given to his friend on an interview with a CEO of a large corporation, who told him, “Do you know what your problem is? You think like an employee instead of an employer.”  This was confirmation of a recent word God had given me regarding the parable with the elder son, who was thinking like a slave instead of as His firstborn, who owned everything.  To think like an owner in the Kingdom of God is to care passionately about the things the Father cares about; to invest our lives and to take ownership of His work to bring it forth! There is a higher dimension of sonship that the Father wants us to now identify with that we may rule with authority in the season ahead as co-heirs with Christ, possessing all that is needed to fulfill our mandate to OCCUPY TILL HE COMES! (Lk. 19:13).  The coming reprieve is a gift of time to run a race of strength, undergirded by God to overcome all obstacles in the path of His will.

Should we achieve victory in this election, can we afford to become complacent and go back to life as usual?  As I have wrestled with this word “reprieve”, many questions have come to mind that I am presently seeking the Lord about, such as: are we able to extend the time of the reprieve by our obedience, or will it be shortened by disobedience?  How does my obedience affect the harvest and the destiny of souls and of nations? Can I maintain the level of discipline, courage and self-control needed to fulfill the call on my life and finish the race well?  Only God has the answers to our questions, but we do have to trust that if we are willing He will do the work in and through us, to equip and qualify us!

sunraysGod is releasing us from captivity to return and build the House of God as He has blueprinted it, to repair the ruined cities; to prepare Cities of refuge and Light for the incoming harvest.  As Nehemiah was called to build a wall for protection, God will be sending His Nehemiahs out to build a spiritual wall of protection from enemy forces, forged through the love, relationship and unity of His leaders. The Divine Will is that we prepare Him a Sanctuary permeated with His Presence, fashioned with His DNA, to receive Him at His coming. There is much to do until He comes!   I find the words of Katie Torwalt’s song very appropriate to the time of Reprieve—a time of God’s Light and Power ready to be released in a time of awakening; a time very much related to the word I released in January of this year, Let There Be Light.

When You speak, darkness has to bow, confusion has its final hour

Let There be Light!

An Urgent Word on the United States Presidential Elections!

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In an hour of history characterized by political turmoil and fragmentation, an accelerated descent into moral depravity—a time where the nations rage and the sanctity of life has become secondary to political agenda and globalist aspirations for world domination—a time where hate anger, prejudice and rabid opinions permeate the war of words over ideology—the greatest need of the hour calls for spiritual discernment and understanding, hearts ruled by the love and peace of God, that are fully committed to serving the will of God!  It is into this volatile arena and with reluctance that I step into the fray with the intent and hope of offering a Heavenly perspective—one I believe is from the throne of God, whose ways according to Scripture are much higher than that of humankind, and whose opinion is the only one that matters or counts!

“Who has directed the Spirit of the LORD, or as His counselor has taught Him? With whom did He take counsel, and who instructed Him, and taught Him in the path of justice? …Have you not known? Have you not heard? Has it not been told you from the beginning? Have you not understood from the foundations of the earth? It is He who sits above the circle of the earth, and its inhabitants are like grasshoppers, Who stretches out the heavens like a curtain, And spreads them out like a tent to dwell in. He brings the princes to nothing; He makes the judges of the earth useless.”  Isaiah 40: 13-14, 21-23

The United States Elections

As the United States presidential elections draws ever closer, the whole world looks on intently as all recognize that whatever happens in America ultimately affects the entire world. This has been evident through the last eight years of the present administration, a time where all have watched the world descend into chaos and depravity, and the Middle East set on fire.  More importantly, in regard to Israel, the present administration has with cunning and deceit attempted to create an image that it stands with Israel, while through incendiary rhetoric has skillfully emboldened the Arab nations in their hatred of Israel, creating the climate for an accelerated rise of antisemitism around the world. Ultimately this stand is against God, as Israel is the nation chosen by God as the centre of His administrations on Earth both in the past and in the future.

The policies of this administration having the appearance of good, have ultimately been designed and inspired to rail against God and His determination to see the King of kings established on His Throne of Righteousness and Justice in Jerusalem. These policies directly oppose and undermine the Word of God, the purposes of God and His divine will and intention for humanity.

Those following this path, have said in their hearts we know better than God, let us depart from His ways, throw off His restraints and do as we please and see fit!  Should Hilary Clinton become the next president of the United States, she will promote the same path—regardless of what is promised, because of subservience to the interests of international Globalists who reject the Word of God!  Before her sudden death, Jill Austin was given a vision of these men and women who are attempting to take control of Governments of nations…especially the United States. I remembered this article well as it was a confirmation of things God had shown me ten years prior to the article being written, Jill Austin 2007.

To the shock and amazement of all, including himself, Donald Trump has risen to the top of the ticket and could become the next president of the United States. This is largely because people of the United States are beginning to see through the lies, the blatant corruption and deception of politicians, and they are not buying their wares anymore.   I believe that as the saints are rising up to pray for America, and intercession is going up before the throne of God and filling the bowls, God has begun to expose the deceit and corruption of Washington, as he has said in His word that every hidden thing shall be revealed.

I know there are many who may be angry that this article endorses Donald Trump, especially after the  things he has said and done, but GOD IS NEVER SHOCKED BY MAN’S DEPRAVITY AND SIN, HE CHOSE TO DIE ON THE CROSS FOR IT!  God has said in His word that, “No one is good but One, that is, God” also that, The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; Who can know it?” The Blood of Jesus has provided the Way of forgiveness to any who repent…even Donald Trump!  Many who accuse Donald Trump publicly do the same or worse in secret. God alone sees the heart and knows the heart He can work with.

Maintaining Objectivity!

Isaiah 11 describes God’s higher way of Justice through Christ, and the superior ways of God in his dealing with man:

“The Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon Him, The Spirit of wisdom and understanding, The Spirit of counsel and might, The Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD. His delight is in the fear of the LORD, And He shall not judge by the sight of His eyes, nor decide by the hearing of His ears; But with righteousness He shall judge…” Isaiah 11:2-4

When God showed up in my world 24 years ago I discovered that He was real, and that Jesus was alive! He began to show me things that has caused me grave concern for my family and many who say they are Christians.  I saw that there would come a time of masterful, sublime deception, packaged in the appearance of goodness and righteousness, crafted to play upon the emotions and lure the undiscerning into its traps. The greatest need for the hour is heightened spiritual discernment and understanding of the times, as many will easily fall into these spiritual booby traps because of proud personal opinions not surrendered to the will of the Lord.

It has been said that we are the Elijah generation, if so, then we must take the position and posture of Elijah who said on four occasions, “As the LORD God of Israel lives, before whom I stand…”  As God’s servants and priests, we stand in His Presence to serve His will and His agenda.  We are to live lives of ascension, far above the fray where we attain the perspective of heaven! We cannot afford to get caught into the swirl of the demonic winds of the political spirit, debate, anger, rage and opinions forged from the flesh—our objectivity is then compromised and we become useless in our service to God!  We must pray fervently for discernment and wisdom! Pray that the Body of Christ would have spiritual ears to hear and eyes to see behind the facade of lies being presented.  The gift of discernment is given only to those who choose to lay their lives and opinions on the altar, who humble themselves in true humility before the Lord!

Satan is moving to accelerate his agenda, and the world is on a precipice of being plunged into war and gross darkness; his desire according to Daniel, is to change times and seasons to push forward his agenda of war and chaos: “He shall speak pompous words against the Most High, shall persecute the saints of the Most High, and shall intend to change times and law” (Daniel 7:25).  The Clinton’s are disqualified as they have proven that they can be bought!  There is something very wrong and exceedingly dangerous about the return of Bill Clinton to the White House!

pentecostOne of two people will win the coming election! The choice must be based upon the one whose administration and policies will be aligned with God’s Word and God’s agenda for the decade ahead.  RESET is the word that has been ringing loudly in my spirit in recent days—things are about to change!  I hear the Lord saying, His agenda is a RESET!  “Donald Trump is My Reset!”

God is seated on His Throne and is about to press the reset button—if He is merciful and does not give us what we deserve. God’s agenda is His harvest! God’s agenda is AWAKENING! God is about to make a way where there seems to be no way, to create an opportunity for billions to come into the kingdom.  (Painting by Anne Reid  – used with permission)

When I was first asked by the Lord to write this word, I must confess that the fear of man took hold of me and I resisted God. He then spoke to me about the courage of two women—Deborah and Jael, who rose up to overcome their fears.  Even then I resisted, and asked for clearer confirmation before I would write. I opened the Bible to a commentary on the Zadok priesthood—they were the priesthood of whom God said were the only ones He would allow to come close to Him, as they were the only ones who remained faithful to Him during a time of spiritual declension.  I had this word sitting on the shelf until I saw the word written by Lana Vawser and her courage gave me courage.  This commentary linked the Zadok priesthood to 2 Samuel 2:35, “Then I will raise up a faithful priest WHO WILL SERVE ME AND DO WHAT I DESIRE.”

God is now searching for His Zadok priesthood who will rise up with courage, who are not afraid to be a trumpet and lift up their voices.  We are the generation that have been given a voice to prepare the way of the Lord and He expects us to be faithful to use it. God is calling us to live as Kings and priests before Him; to take ownership of His interests as co-heirs with Christ; to rule like Kings and serve Him in courage and obedience as His priests.  This is the year of the Triple crown and the triple sword—a year to rise up in kingdom authority and serve only the intentions of the King. We cannot afford to be complacent and silent anymore, the stakes are too high!

I felt the Lord say that an order has gone out from the spirit realm into the natural, to stop Donald Trump at all costs, (recently confirmed by a talk show host). Donald Trump is not a player. The Globalists and those at the top cannot tolerate a Donald Trump administration that would interrupt their plans, and they will stop at nothing.  Russian relations are spiraling out of control daily and could accelerate into a time of catastrophic war—it is time for a true reset in relations with Russia. Christians and prayer ministries around the world, need to get involved and pray that America will take up their God-given right to vote and make the right choice. Pray that the enemy’s agenda to change times and law will be halted. Pray for the protection of Donald Trump and his family. Pray for the will of God to be done!

 Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen. Matthew 6:9

 

“Go before Me and Prepare My Way!”

As I was in prayer recently I heard the Lord make two distinct statements; the first was, “Go before Me and prepare My way.”  The second statement was, “I am coming to judge the Earth.”  As I pondered these two statements, I began to receive some understanding as to His intent:

I am coming to Judge the Earth:

law-1063249_1920Immediately upon hearing this statement, I knew instinctively that God was not referring to Tribulation and the last days. So as I pondered the word ‘judge,’ I felt led to check the definition for further insight and received the answer in this definition: to decide or settle a case authoritatively, to render a verdict in favor or against.  In the past twenty years God has taken me into His Court a number of times on significant occasions where He rendered a verdict and closed a case against me.  Recently I have also heard messages by Robert Henderson on the Courts of Heaven, and I believe these messages are being released in a timely fashion once again to prepare the Body for significant Breakthrough.

The Great Judge of the Universe is about to decide on a vast amount of pending cases—He is about to render favorable verdicts on behalf of His people based on the penalty Christ paid for our sins on the Cross.  Jesus is our Redeemer, and our Savior, and He has won our victory!   Sometimes God delays the verdict to test us in our ability to hold the freedom He so desires to give us, He therefore takes us through a season of refining and strengthening of our inner man, that we can keep the freedom He gives.  God is also measuring the depth of our desire for freedom through tests in our perseverance and endurance, as some are not willing to fight and to pay the price for their freedom.

The Lord recently gave me a clear word through a dream. In the dream I was with a wrestler who lookedwrestling-680052_1280 a somewhat like Hulk Hogan and gave the impression of being very gentle and sweet. I was very concerned because I was supposed to wrestle with him and was sure that I would die in the process!  During our discussion about the upcoming match he stopped and said to me, “My Father says to tell you that if you will choose to wrestle He will supply your every need!”  The day prior to this dream I was in a meeting where the speaker gave testimony of the incredible favor that was upon her life and upon all her children as she daily contended through numerous pages of daily decrees. Through the dream I sensed that God’s supply was a comprehensive one that covered my life, my family my ministry and the transformation of my city…if I chose to wrestle! Jacob wrestled, and His name was changed to Israel—Prince of God! Many have been contending and wrestling for a long time…. Don’t Give up, ask for renewed strength to launch a fresh offensive! God is about to render a verdict in your favor!  On many occasions when I was in great need, God gave me the revelation, that Jesus was my Lawyer in the Courts of Heaven who was fighting on my behalf.

“You heard me when I cried, “Listen to my pleading! Hear my cry for help!” Yes, You came when I called; You told me, “Do not fear.” LORD, YOU ARE MY LAWYER! PLEAD MY CASE! FOR YOU HAVE REDEEMED MY LIFE. Lamentations 3:56-58 NLT

Jesus paid the full penalty for our sins; this means that the enemy’s cases against us are all fraudulent, and they can be charged in a court of law with fraud which means: deceit, trickery, perpetrated for profit or to gain unfair or dishonest advantage. God will rule in our favor and overturn satan’s decrees against us and his evil agenda for our lives. Great waves of freedom are entering the Body of Christ right now…REACH OUT AND CATCH THE WAVE! God is ruling in our favor! Many long standing cases will be closed as God prepares to close out this season, in preparation for the season of sending that is ahead. God is about to take us to new destinations in Him and re-position us securely for the future.

Cases are also being decided in the public arena and in governments of nations as God rules against corruption, deceit, and trickery. As God’s people have been crying out in prayer and intercession for many years, the bowls are filling up and God’s time to render verdicts is here. Much has been, and will continue to be exposed and brought into the light, as God moves in favor of righteousness and justice. The Hidden demonic agendas will be revealed, exposed and will collapse under the radiation of the Light of Christ.

ZayinIn the last word that I wrote, “The Headstone Generation and the Season of Completion”  I shared that we are entering a season of completion and release that coincides with the Jewish New Year of 5777, that the seventh letter In the Hebrew alphabet having equivalent numerical value is Zayin; in classical Hebrew script it is constructed of a vav, representing a tent peg, having a large crown on its head. (image by Wikimedia).

“In the Bible the number seven represents completion, perfection and fullness. For the Headstone company who have come to the completion season in their preparation, this will be a triple crown year, crowned with the fullness of God!”

YOU CROWN THE YEAR WITH YOUR GOODNESS, AND YOUR PATHS DRIP WITH ABUNDANCE. Psalm 65:9-11

“Go Before Me and Prepare My Way!”

Yes, Jesus is returning but before His feet land on the Mount of Olives He will be coming in ever-increasing waves of His Presence and Glory.  As decisions are made in the Courts of Heaven and cases are closed in favor of the saints, a platform will be created for a  GREAT SENDING FORTH of harvesters, a multitude of prepared apostolic people, ministries raised up for the hour, churches planted and prepared to receive the new lambs, and tremendous leaders crafted in wisdom and Divine Creativity to rule and shepherd in the marketplace.  Agents of Transformation are being sent out for the hour of His power! The Lord will be showing up in places and nations around the world, and as in the principle established in His Word, wherever He intends to go, He will send His disciples ahead to prepare the way before Him!

“…and sent them two by two before His face into every city and place WHERE HE HIMSELF WAS ABOUT TO GO.” Luke 10:1

jesus-light-578027_1280The Lord is also about to show up in unlikely places, in the back of Desert like He did with Moses, in hidden caves as He did with Elijah—wherever we are He will find us to deliver marching orders, directions and strategies for the season ahead. The Body must be ready to turn aside to look as Moses did when he received his instructions to go, and to listen to the still small voice as Elijah did when he received his instruction to go.  We don’t get to dictate Heaven’s agenda; we cannot control Him—every knee must bow! We Must set a watch to see what He will say as Habakkuk did, and lay down our good ideas to wait for His!  The disciples were ministering to the Lord in fasting and prayer when the Holy Spirit spoke and said, “Now separate to Me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them” (Acts 13:2).  We are a Kingdom Ecclesia prepared by the Lord to render on His behalf, the verdicts of Heaven’s Courts against the Kingdom of darkness.

This is the Triple Crown year— Triple Crown means to have won on three fronts. This is the year of the favor of the Lord, where we are rewarded for perseverance, endurance and faithfulness in the trials and tests of preparation. The prize is Christ and a year crowned with the fullness, abundance and Goodness of our Father God, where we can stand in Him and declare as He did, with confidence in our Identity as sons of God:

The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the LORD’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion– to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the LORD for the display of his splendor.

They will rebuild the ancient ruins and restore the places long devastated; they will renew the ruined cities that have been devastated for generations. Strangers will shepherd your flocks; foreigners will work your fields and vineyards.  And you will be called priests of the LORD, you will be named ministers of our God. You will feed on the wealth of nations, and in their riches you will boast.

Instead of your shame you will receive a double portion, and instead of disgrace you will rejoice in your inheritance. And so you will inherit a double portion in your land, and everlasting joy will be yours.

“For I, the LORD, love justice; I hate robbery and wrongdoing. In my faithfulness I will reward my people and make an everlasting covenant with them. Their descendants will be known among the nations and their offspring among the peoples. All who see them will acknowledge that they are a people the LORD has blessed.” Isaiah 61

 

 

The Season of Completion!

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In the early 1990’s, God invaded my world with a series of encounters that radically changed the course of my life and moved me to leave my career to begin my journey with the Lord. This began a new season in my life fraught with trials, testing and loss, yet it has been a time also filled with much joy and discovering the love of God the Father. From those early years until this present day, the Lord has been opening up to me much revelation in regard to the many facets of the Headstone and the Headstone generation of Zechariah 4:7.   (Artwork by Anne Reid used with permission)

“Who art thou, O great mountain? before Zerubbabel thou shalt become a plain: and he shall bring forth the headstone thereof with shoutings, crying, Grace, grace unto it.” Zechariah 4:7

After having informed me at the outset that He was returning, the Lord began to teach me about this generation living prior to His return, those who would partner and work with Him to chart the course of the incursion of His Presence into all spheres of influence—an invasion of His Mercy, Light and Glory!  Of course this movement would cause the powers of darkness to tremble, and would be greatly contested and resisted, as they attempt through chaos to hinder the approach of the Almighty, especially in Israel!  The training for this high call is therefore severe as this company will be called to stand resolute under the shalom of God, and not be shaken by very trying times!

This company of people who would rise up to be counted, is the Headstone generation—the completion stone, prepared for union with the Head Stone—Jesus Christ.  These were a people who would move boldly, fearlessly and with precision to make straight the paths of the Lord.

In the early 90’s, God moved in Toronto Canada and subsequently in the nations to awaken His Bride. I believe this move was chiefly intended to call out this revolution force—an army carrying the love of the Father who would become Agents of Change bringing transformation into all spheres of influence around the world. These men and women were those who would rise up to be His eyes, arms, hands and legs, through whom He would work to gather a great multitude of souls into the Kingdom of God.  This calling out began a season of trial, testing, teaching and equipping, purposed to enlarge the capacity of a people to contain Him in much greater measures than has been seen since the book of Acts, where the very shadow of Paul produced healing.

The Headstone or Capstone, as some Bible versions have translated it, is the final stone prepared by God to be set in place in His Temple or House, to bring it to completion in the times of the summing up of all things in Christ—the time when a mature Body will enter into an authentic union with Christ the Head.  Whatever God start He will finish! His word guarantees that He will complete what He has started!

“All Solomon’s work was carried out, from the day the foundation of the temple of the LORD was laid until its completion. So the temple of the LORD was finished.”  2Chronicles 8:16 

“…being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 1:6 

I believe the Body of Christ is now approaching a long awaited season of completion and fullness!  New plans, new strategies, new innovation are about to be released on a grand scale to infiltrate all spheres of society—the love of God is about to be shed abroad through the hearts of an army of laid down lovers of God, who will lay down their lives sacrificially in love for the lost!

The word headstone in the Bible (KJV) is a combination of the two Hebrew words eben, meaning stone and roshah, the feminine form of the word rosh, meaning head. Roshah is used only once in scripture whereas rosh is used well over 500 times. I believe that God’s decision to use the feminine form in this one instance is a revelation of the Bride of Christ coming forth in completion to meet her Bridegroom; however, roshah also prophecies the release of a vast company of women as leaders and heralds into the harvest fields, who by their example depict passionate bridal love.

The Headstone united with Christ represents the Kingdom Ecclesia, the government of God, leadership, and a generation of overcomers rising up to take their place, who willingly say, here am I Lord, send me!  It represents the mature Man Child of Revelation 12:5 (JKV) who will rule the nations in union with Christ, brought into maturity in the time of completion—given birth for an unprecedented hour of history!

 “…And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron.”  

“And he who overcomes, and keeps My works until the end, to him I will give power over the nations— ‘HE SHALL RULE THEM WITH A ROD OF IRON; THEY SHALL BE DASHED TO PIECES LIKE THE POTTER’S VESSELS’— as I also have received from My Father; and I will give him the morning star.” Revelation 2:28 

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I believe that the stone cut out of the mountain without hands in Daniel 2, that struck the image of the beast on its feet, and destroyed it, is the Headstone—the final stone raised up by God, shaped and fashioned by his hands alone as a stone of Kingdom authority—a stone conformed to the image of Christ that rules and reigns in union with Christ!

“And in the days of these kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed; and the kingdom shall not be left to other people; it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever. Inasmuch as you saw that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it broke in pieces the iron, the bronze, the clay, the silver, and the gold—the great God has made known to the king what will come to pass after this. The dream is certain, and its interpretation is sure.” Dan 2:44-45 

I find it very interesting that as a Headstone company is entering a season of completion, that we are also approaching the Hebrew new year Rosh Hashanah 5777. In the Hebrew alphabet Zayin is the seventh letter with the equivalent numerical value; in classical Hebrew script it is constructed of a vav, representing a tent peg, having a large crown on its head. In the Bible the number seven represents completion, perfection and fullness. For the Headstone company who have come to the completion season in their preparation, this will be a triple crown year, crowned with the fullness of God! This will also be a significant year for Canada whose flag with the Maple leaf is designed with three distinct crowns. The triple crown represents the Trinity evidenced by the whole counsel and fullness of God.

“You visit the earth and water it, You greatly enrich it; The river of God is full of water; You provide their grain, For so You have prepared it. You water its ridges abundantly, You settle its furrows; You make it soft with showers, You bless its growth. You crown the year with Your goodness, And Your paths drip with abundance.” Psalm 65:11 

Major changes and shifts are on the horizon for the world and the Body of Christ corporately and in our personal circumstances.  I hear the Lord saying, Change is certain, Don’t resist the changes coming in your life!  This is a new day that requires boldness, courage and a willingness to step out and take Godly risks…rise up, overcome the fear, I will be right by your side!

 

In The Mount of the Lord It Shall Be Seen!

Great is the Lord, and most worthy of praise, in the city of our God, his holy mountain.  It is beautiful in its loftiness, the joy of the whole earth. Like the utmost heights of Zaphon is mount Zion, the city of the Great King.”  Psalm 48:1 NIV

The High and lofty place of Zion embodies the character of God, His attributes and the very essence of His being.  The Mountain of Zion is the great edifice of the Temple of God. The work of building the Temple has been the climb up this great Mountain to the Throne of God.  “This is the law of the temple: All the surrounding area on top of the mountain will be most holy” (Ez. 43:12).

Zion inspires, challenges and moves the heart of man to aspire to greatness, to break through impossibilities and accomplish great feats in the Spirit of God.  Zion is very close to the heart of God as it represents the courageous acts of His servants throughout history, in their deep quest, to know Him, to obey Him and to meet with Him.  The path up this mountain stretches all the way from Abraham to this present day and reveals the Great Journey the Body has travelled on its ascent to the Throne to take its Seat in Glory.

mountain-690122_1280Abraham’s willingness to offer Isaac as a sacrifice in obedience to God was the act that opened the First Gate to the very high and lofty place of Zion—the dwelling place of God.  Because of Abraham’s faith, the climb up the mountain to this meeting place with God was brought into man’s realm of possibility.  On this Great Journey as we persevere in the struggle of the climb up this Mountain, we discover that OUR EYES ARE OPENED TO SEE MARVELLOUS THINGS, THE MIRACULOUS OCCURS SPONTANEOUSLY, WE ENCOUNTER ANGELIC HELP, AND GOD THE FATHER PROVIDES FOR OUR NEEDS!

It Shall Be Seen!

 “Then on the third day Abraham lifted his eyes and saw THE PLACE afar off…) Genesis 22:4

“And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and LOOKED, and behold behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son. And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovah Jireh: as it is said to this day, In the mount of the LORD it shall be seen. Genesis 22:13-14 KJV

The Hebrew word for saw in verse 4, and looked in verse 13 is the word raah which means to see, to discern, gaze, behold, take heed. Something far greater is being implied in these two verses than simply a casual glance. The same word and inference is used when Moses turned to look at the burning bush—this was looking with discernment and intent!  Abraham named THE PLACE Jehovah Jirah, generally translated as the Lord will provide, however, as the same word raah is being used, the correct translation is Jehovah has seen—the implication is, JEHOVAH HAS SEEN THE NEED!   On the Mount, Abraham also looked and saw the ram—and he called the place: “IN THE MOUNT OF THE LORD IT SHALL BE SEEN” (KJV).

summit-1209168_1280The location for this event, chosen by God, was Mount Moriah, which means SEEN BY GOD in Hebrew. As we press on in the struggle of the climb, God will provide what is needed for us to be victorious! In the Mountain of the LORD, as we draw close to the Lord in intimacy and obedience, as Abraham had, our eyes will be opened and we will see and discern the counsels of God and receive revelation of His intentions!

Mountain climbers who press on in their pursuit of God, achieve greater heights where vision is clearer and eyes are open to see and comprehend the width, the length, the depth, and the height. We can choose to play it safe and camp out at the base of the mountain or take the risk, and the step of faith to climb the Mount where we encounter God and experience Him in ways we would not have known otherwise. Mountain climbers encounter God on the Mount of the Lord, and like Moses, they get to see His Glory!

Mountain climbing is not a sport that I would ever consider attempting; I have seen images of people like tiny flecks on the side of great massive mountains, and have wondered, as they are at mid-point of the climb, do they ever get the desire to turn back.  Sometimes as Christians we may feel like we have been on the side of that mountain for a long time; we may have the desire to give up when the going gets tough and we are weary, but as we have come this far, there is no turning back!

Many years ago, at a time when I was feeling greatly discouraged the Lord spoke to me in capital letters as He sometimes does to emphasize something. and said, “DO NOT CAPITULATE!” As I dug into this word I understood that God was exhorting me not to give up, or to cave in to pressure, not to surrender to the enemy and give up resistance.  In these times, when we repent the Holy Spirit floods us with renewed strength for the battle and we are able to go on!  In the Mountain of the Lord He sees our need and will supply what is necessary for the journey to equip us for the battles ahead.

The Body of Christ has been waging a fierce war in the struggle to overcome, breakthrough and to experience the power of God move in our circumstances, our families and communities. We have been prepared for this hour, have been mobilizing in intercession and are on the edge of great moves of God as the bowls begin to get poured out on Earth.  As servants of God dwelling on the Mount of the Lord, our eyes will be opened to see great and mighty things we know not!

Recently I have been following and praying about the Brexit issue—yet I was surprised at the level of Joy that burst forth within me when I heard the results.  At that moment great revelation and understanding broke forth—I was tasting victory, and I sensed it was a foreshadowing of much more victory to come! I saw cracks in the wall of darkness trying to overcome our nations, and I believe that the enemy suffered a great blow that day!  Over the past two years it seemed as if we have been accelerating toward great chaos and turmoil, however over the past few weeks I believe God put forth His Mighty hand to slow down the enemy’s movements, causing him to suffer some significant losses.  The great wall of global prayer is presently pushing against the darkness and we are beginning to see Light beginning to break through.

I HEAR GOD SAYING WE ARE NOT TO CAPITULATE AS MOMENTUM IS ON OUR SIDE!  We cannot afford to slacken the pace; it is now important to continue to push back even harder in prayer against the devil’s agenda! Answers to prayer are on the way, victory is ours if we will persevere in prayer!  The Brexit result is releasing great hope, courage and boldness to the Body of Christ—and to all people, to stand up and let their voices be heard!  It is time to decree the will of God with great authority as Esther and Mordecai did—Esther was not satisfied with only the hanging of Haman.  She pressed for more in order to finish the job! The King gave them full authority to write their decrees, to continue on an offensive against all the enemies of God’s people and His purposes.

When the enemy tries to comes in like a flood, God WILL lift up a standard against him!  The enemy is presently losing ground as we fight in prayer, revivals are beginning to break out in various places, and there is a sense of heaven mobilizing to flood planet Earth with a great awakening, to inhabit our praises and to release long awaited answers to prayer! Let us be found on our knees praying, as He comes to take vengeance on His enemies!

He saw that there was no man, And wondered that there was no intercessor; Therefore His own arm brought salvation for Him; And His own righteousness, it sustained Him. For He put on righteousness as a breastplate, And a helmet of salvation on His head; He put on the garments of vengeance for clothing, And was clad with zeal as a cloak. According to their deeds, accordingly He will repay, Fury to His adversaries, Recompense to His enemies; The coastlands He will fully repay. So shall they fear The name of the LORD from the west, And His glory from the rising of the sun; When the enemy comes in like a flood, The Spirit of the LORD will lift up a standard against him. Isaiah 59;16-19

When we re-calibrate our vision toward success, refocus our intentions on the Lord’s power, ability and intense love for us, unite with His passion to see us overcome and become giants in the faith, we will be victorious!  God has made no accommodation for our failure, as He is the strength through which we overcome!

 

From Pentecost to Tabernacles – A Journey of Ever-Increasing Waves of His Glory!

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With Shavuot, the Biblical Feast of Pentecost coming up on June 11th there is a heightened sense of expectancy of increasing measures of God’s Manifest Glory moving with purpose toward planet Earth. From the time that the door was first opened and the Spirit of God poured out on Israel around two thousand years ago, God has been moving purposefully and intentionally toward the summing up and completion of all things in Christ at His Return. At Pentecost the door was opened for the gathering in of a great harvest of souls. The Feast of Tabernacles is the closing of the Harvest Season, and a celebration of God’s goodness and faithfulness on the Great Journey toward union with His Presence and His Glory.

In the time frame the Father has purposed, Jesus is going to return in Glory, but until His feet touch down on the Mount of Olives, He will be CONTINUALLY COMING with ever-increasing waves of His Manifest Presence! The Body of Christ is poised to again experience what occurred at Pentecost, re-released in mounting waves of His Presence as momentum builds towards His return. If the Glory and an invasion of the planet by Angel Armies were needed to establish foundations at Pentecost, how much more will it be needed to sum up history, for the work that prepares the way for Jesus’ return, and the completion of the Great Journey represented in the Feast of Tabernacles.

On this Great Journey, like David we discover that there are consequences to touching the Ark of His Presence in an unrighteous manner outside of God’s prescribed way written in His Word. David’s intentions were good, even noble; he wanted to prepare a Resting place for God to dwell in. But our God is a Consuming Fire and will consume the dross in our lives on our Journey with Him.

“This is what the LORD says: “Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool. Where is the house you will build for me? Where will my resting place be? Has not my hand made all these things, and so they came into being?” declares the LORD. “These are the ones I look on with favor: those who are humble and contrite in spirit, and who tremble at my word.” Isaiah 66:1-2

In David’s case God’s wrath broke out against Uzzah due to David’s neglect in learning the correct protocol for handling the Ark, written in God’s Word. Like David, we can also become put off, or even angry with God when our intentions are noble and we desire to do great things for God, but the opposite of our expectations are occurring and all hell is breaking loose!

The Everlasting God is a Consuming Fire, He is Holy and the weight of His Glory can crush and destroy, the reason He holds back. When the Ark was stolen by the enemy, people died and plagues broke out wherever it was taken (1 Sam.5,6). God honors our deep desire for His Presence and is very gracious and patient with us. However, for a significant and notable upsurge of the Glory that the world-wide Church is pressing in for—that He also desires, and has purposed for this hour—a profound level of consecration to His Will, His Word and His Ways is needed. Like David we must repent, change course, press in for His direction and stay the course on the Journey of consecration. God is looking for purity in heart, righteousness in our stand, singleness of purpose, passion in our love, excellence in our walk and a willingness to lay down our lives and surrender all because He is so worth it!

God’s instruction to David for achieving his heart’s desire was six steps then praise……all the way to Jerusalem! God is not in a hurry like we are, He is a wise and good father who waits to see that our character can occupy and hold the ground that He intends to give, that we are not destroyed by it. Many revivals have come and gone over history, but God is now preparing a holy generation, a royal priesthood of great integrity, fierce in passion, magnificent in love, that will hold and occupy in revival fire, and through great turmoil on the Earth.

The Journey was not a chore for David; it was one that was filled with the joy of His Presence where he danced unashamedly before his Lord. Israel and the Body of Christ has been on a Spiritual Journey up to Jerusalem over the centuries; the procession up to Jerusalem to see the King established on His Throne, is one that is to be filled with joy despite the condition of the world and the circumstances around us. God’s antidote to get us through to the end is PRAISE! Every six steps we stop and praise, every time the enemy tries to derail us we to stop and praise; when life is hard and things look grim we dig down deep, find the joy and begin to praise. We are to repent quickly and press in for full consecration, as the very safest, protected place to be is always the very centre of the Will of God.

God spoke to me when we first opened our church and said we were to take one service per month for only worship and praise without any agenda, only the prophetic as it occurs. As time went on He put it on my heart, to have our worship night on Rosh Chodesh or as close to it as we could. Rosh Chodesh is the first day of the Jewish month and carries the principle of first fruits—where we choose to give God the first and very best of our lives on the first of the month. The word feast in Hebrew is mô‛êd and means an appointment. During God’s special times of appointment with Him, greater dimensions of open heavens are available to us as we press in to see His face!

The Jewish people continue to this day to be blessed in all spheres of life and mountains of influence, a phenomenon that has the world very puzzled. However the world has ruled out the God factor and Israel’s obedience to continue to honor God’s appointed times—these special times of appointment with Him, set by Him and for Him, in His Word. I don’t believe it is necessary for Gentiles to keep the rituals and traditions that the Jewish people do, but there can be an honoring of these set times, as they are ordained by God, and are weighted with glory! More importantly, over History we have seen that God has chosen to move significantly on these times, to release His plans and purposes for both Israel and the Gentile church, to mark them with His Glory. These special times are also intended by God to keep His people focused, single-eyed and steady on the path of destiny; they provide times to stop and praise Him on the Great Journey, and begin our next steps with hearts filled with thanksgiving!

wanderer-455338_1280These times of rest where we stop and praise are vital for our spirits to be refreshed that we may press on to finish our course, whether individually or corporately. It is dangerous to settle on the Journey, as we risk falling into the trap of believing, we are rich and have need of nothing! (Rev. 3:17). With this mind-set we become complacent, not only losing what has been gained but falling back into a place of religious activity devoid of His Presence. I can remember distinctly one day sitting in a park under a tree and heard the lord say clearly out of the blue, “Denominations are points of settlement on the great Journey on the ascent to Union with Christ.” On the Journey, our great hunger moves God to release moves of the Spirit in His appointed times; this wonderful atmosphere then becomes a great place in which to dwell and settle down.

I am reminded of the insightful allegory written by Robert Burnell, Escape from Christendom; in it he describes a pilgrim on the Great Journey, searching to find the City of God. On his way he stumbles on Christian City where he is tempted to stop and settle as so many had. Here he finds a place of much activity, bit his heart remains unfulfilled.

As we press in to consecrate our lives to the Lord, and press on in a dance of praise on the Great Journey on the ascent to Union with Christ, and the fullness of the stature of Christ, God will release increasing waves of His Glory to undergird us, lift us up in strength and carry us on to the finish line, and we will find the City of God! God’s intent is that the Great Journey takes us from Glory to greater Glory, from strength to greater strength, and from faith to GREAT FAITH!

“Blessed are those whose strength is in you, in whose heart are the highways to Zion. As they go through the Valley of Baca they make it a place of springs; the early rain also covers it with pools. They go from strength to strength; each one appears before God in Zion.” Psalm 84:5-7 ESV

On January 1st of this year the Lord showed me that He was opening a GREAT and EFFECTIVE DOOR to the Body of Christ in 2016 see Let There Be Light. I believe in the month of June there will be a greater release of Glory to sustain the saints in the harvest fields—His Presence will increase, doors will open and breakthroughs will occur. Over the last two weeks I keep hearing God say, “Behold I do a new thing, do you not perceive it! Let us begin a new season of praise filled lives this Pentecost and remember always to stop every six steps and PRAISE!

Will the Sons of God Come Forth!

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On a recent trip to the Dominican Republic, I was asked to speak unexpectedly at a Church that was not on my itinerary and began to seek the Lord for His word for that church.  I was surprised at how quickly God downloaded the message I was to share on destiny & identity. I have frequently spoken messages on this theme, however God put together many scriptures that I was very familiar with in a way that emphasized some key points He wanted to get across.  Since that time He has had me speak this word a few times and I believe it is something that is being highlighted to the Body of Christ right now through many as He prepares to launch His people into their destinies.

God’s desire is that we fully understand who we really are in Him, and the extent, weight and greater dimensions of the call on the lives of His saints.   The call is immense—full of His kabod Glory, and it is vital to our Covenant Destiny in Christ that we have His revelation on the fullness of the Call in this incredible hour we are chosen to serve Him in.  In 2Timothy 1:8-9 Paul is attempting to get this revelation through to Timothy admonishing him firstly not to be ashamed of the testimony of the Lord, but to share with him in the sufferings for the sake of the Gospel, “…according to the power of God, who has saved us and CALLED US WITH A HOLY CALLING not according to our works, but ACCORDING TO HIS OWN PURPOSE and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus BEFORE TIME BEGAN…”  The words ‘holy calling’ can also mean a sacred invitation, given to us by God to partner and join with Him in fulfilling a specific work, purposed by Him and given before time began.  Ephesians 1:3-5 gives us a taste and scope of the Heavenly call:

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, just as He chose us in Him BEFORE the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, having predestined (predetermined) us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will…”

Wow! This is a passage worthy of lengthy meditation in His Presence, in pursuit of the fullness of His intentions. The revelation that He has kept us, that He has stored up, and is ready to release all the blessings and promises He has ordained for us, that is our right because we are His sons in Christ, should shake and wake us up out of any place of dullness in our walk with Him! The glory of the inheritance that is ours, He pre-determined before He even formed the world!  Psalm 139 encapsulates the depth and weight of God’s thoughts toward us, verse 15-17 again mentions and describes the holy and sublime moments before we were brought forth into the world.

“You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb. YOU SAW ME BEFORE I WAS BORN. Every day of my life was recorded in Your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed. How precious are Your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered!”

God’s work of creating a son or daughter of God is holy as He is Holy; He is fashioning a person in His image with a spirit that He jealously yearns for.  The Word tells us in 2 Chronicles 16 that the eyes of the Lord are searching the earth to show Himself strong for those whose hearts are made ready or complete, towards Him. The Hebrew word for show Himself strong means firstly to fasten upon or seize.  God is eagerly and earnestly longing and looking for the sons of God, that He may fasten upon and take hold of them!

When was Paul ordained? Was it after he encountered Jesus on the road to Damascus?  Paul tells us in Galatians 1:15, “But when it pleased God, who separated me (set me apart) from my mother’s womb and called me through His grace, TO REVEAL HIS SON IN ME…” Paul experienced a divine intervention where the Lord fastened on and reclaimed him in an appointed time to serve Him in the original intention written for his life.

When was Jeremiah ordained? As a very young man God encountered Jeremiah with the call that had been predetermined for Him before the world was formed, Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations.”  The Hebrew word sanctify also means to set you apart, make clean, consecrate, dedicate, make holy. 

Romans eight declares that the suffering we experience, or that we will ever experience is not to be compared to the incredible Glory God intends to reveal in us.  Building upon this revelation, Paul goes on to say that the whole earth is eagerly waiting and groaning in travail for the revelation of the sons of God (sons refers to both men and woman).  Why is the Earth in travail over this?  Paul answers, because the Earth will be delivered from bondage and corruption into the Glory, liberty and freedom that the sons of God are prepared to let loose on humanity!  GOD IS SEARCHING FOR HIS SONS—sons He knew before time, and THE WHOLE EARTH IS IN TRAVAIL, WAITING IN EXPECTATION FOR THE EYES OF THE SONS AND DAUGHTERS TOBE OPENED TO THE TRUTH THAT THEY ARE THE SONS OF GOD, CHOSEN BEFORE THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD…AND THEY BEGIN TO STEP OUT IN THE HOLY CALL!

In Jeremiah 29 God says that HE KNOWS THE PLANS HE HAS FOR US! These are not simply plans to give us a nice life with all the trimmings, although that can be included, but rather the plans He has for us are targeted toward an expected end that is weighty with Divine destiny that is Glorious.  We have each been called to a specific work, a unique assignment prepared for us before we were born—God’s purpose is that we should walk in it and fulfill the call on this generation.

 “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works (labor), which God prepared beforehand (ordained before) that we should walk in them.” Eph 2:10

The Greek word for work means to toil in occupation; by implication an act: – deed, doing, labor, work. To walk in means to live, deport oneself, to be occupied with, TO GO.   It is a work assigned to us that we are to be occupied with whether individually or corporately.  When God calls, for some, the first tendency is to resist and to make objections—we are too insignificant, we have no platform, we have no money or education, we have no voice, we cannot speak, we cannot write, and on and on we go in unbelief.  However, we are no different than the greatest of God’s servants in the Bible.  When Jeremiah first heard the call he objected telling the Lord that he could not speak, and that he was too young!  But God declared to him that he would fulfill the call because, He would be with him, that He would protect him and that He would put His words in his mouth.  Can it get any better or easier than that!

Moses also objected to the call on His life to the point where God began to get angry with Him.  The scriptures tell us that Moses pleaded with the Lord to send someone else, saying that he was unable to speak. God answered him by asking him, “Who makes a person’s mouth?” God then gave him the same assurances given to Jeremiah that He would be with him and would give him the words to say!

It would seem that Timothy was also experiencing some fear and intimidation judging by Paul’s exhortation to him. Paul told him that God had not given him a spirit of fear or timidity but rather He had given him POWER, LOVE AND A SOUND MIND.   Paul admonishes him—as God would admonish ALL SONS AND DAUGHTERS of God, to FAN INTO FLAMES the spiritual gift that has been given to us, deposited unto our being, woven into our DNA to be brought for the release of Kingdom GLORY, to do great damage to the kingdom of darkness and release captives from spiritual imprisonment. We are to LET OUR LIGHT SHINE! This means to MANIFEST THE FIRE AND THE GLORY WITHIN!  IT IS TIME TO SHOW UP, TO COME FORTH AND ARISE! Our Journey after leaving the womb of our mother has been to find our way back to Father God, to the Call and original intention of God given to us before time began.

Don’t resist Him! Allow your Father to re-release in you His great treasures, the gifts and the power of your Divine Covenant Call—the Destiny prepared for you in Christ! All who opened the womb, who were firstborn sons, were holy unto God, separated by Him for Him. This set the stage for coming of the Firstborn and only begotten Son of God—Jesus Christ. All children of God are born again in Christ as Sons of God, indelibly united to THE FIRSTBORN SON OF GOD.  THE FATHER CHOSE US BEFORE IN CHRIST, TO BE THE IMAGE OF CHRIST. WE ARE UNITED TO HIM IN LIFE, CALL, PURPOSE AND DESTINY—AN ARMY OF VOICES CRYING OUT, “PREPARE THE WAY OF THE LORD!”

Preparations are in the works for Christ to complete and fulfill HIS DESTINY to rule and reign on planet Earth—that every knee should bow and every tongue confess that JESUS CHRIST IS LORD! HE IS OUR COMING KING! IT IS IN HIM WE LIVE AND MOVE AND HAVE OUR BEING!!  JESUS IS FIERCE IN HIS PASSION TO COMPLETE HIS DESTINY, AND OUR DESTINY AND DESTINATION IS DIVINELY UNITED TO HIS IN A COVENANT CALL TO PREPARE HIS WAY!

sky-22116_1280As His eyes scan the Earth, I sense the Lord is now sounding a loud trumpet, saying, “Will the sons of God come forth and present yourselves before me!” I am also hearing His voice in my spirit saying, “Prepare for the re-release of Pentecost in fullness, gird up your loins and be ready!”

God is setting us up for a Divine intervention, where He will fasten upon us in an encounter with His manifest Presence, and re-release the CALL upon a chosen people who have answered the Call, appointed for this hour. This is a SACRED INVITATION offered to the people of God—to serve His purposes, to unite with Angel Armies to bring salvation and redemption to a great harvest of souls, and to prepare the Bride for His Coming.  It is time for bold courageous voices to rise without fear to declare the Works & the Word of God to a captive world.

Protocols of The Kingdom & Revival

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(I have included a Prayer for Personal Revival at the End of this Word)

In this time of great unrest, uncertainty and chaos in the earth, the Lord is raising up a great company of sons and daughters who exude His Peace and reflect His great Light, see: “Let there be Light!” The mandate given to this company is to: “Prepare the way of the LORD; Make straight in the desert a highway for our God” (Is. 40:3).   Their job description is to see that: Every valley shall be exalted and every mountain and hill brought low; the crooked places shall be made straight and the rough places smooth (v. 4). As they accomplish this tremendous task they will receive the Glorious reward: “The glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together; for the mouth of the LORD has spoken” (v. 5).

As the Lord prepares to usher in a massive Awakening and to launch a vast company of saints into their divinely ordained destinies—some into the marketplace, some into the harvest fields and some to minister to His House—the enemies of our the Lord are attempting to derail this move by launching a campaign of confusion, to cause division in the ranks, miscommunication and offense in relationships.   This has always been Satan’s greatest tactic from ancient times, and many can testify, through experience, of the suffering it causes. However, recently, in this year of great expectation of the fulfillment of God’s promises, the enemy is attempting to sabotage divinely ordained destinies from coming forth. As I have been in prayer over this, the Lord revealed that the cause of much of the offense lies in a lack of adhering to the PROTOCOLS OF THE KINGDOM, coupled with unloving attitudes.

Protocols of the Kingdom govern rules of conduct and accepted behavior clearly laid out in the Word of God. According to Wikipedia’s definition protocol is: a rule which describes how an activity should be performed. They are often unwritten guidelines. Protocols specify the proper and generally accepted behavior in matters of state and diplomacy, such as showing appropriate respect to a head of state, ranking diplomats in chronological order of their accreditation at court. In any great kingdom or government, and most certainly in the Kingdom of God there is order and protocol to be observed in all relationships but most especially in observance with the leadership or elders appointed by God.

“Now we ask you, brothers and sisters, to acknowledge those who work hard among you, who care for you in the Lord and who admonish you. Hold them in the highest regard in love because of their work. Live in peace with each other.” 1 Thessalonians 5:12

Some guidelines in relating to leadership:

  • Show honor to your leaders through love, kindness, listening to their advice and counsel with respect.
  • Love them in prayer, intercession and kindness, He who receives a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward.” (Matt. 10:41)
  • Refrain from: criticism, judgment, gossip and slander of leaders God has appointed.
  • Be sensitive and give leaders their space as they are dealing with many people on many fronts and it can be overwhelming and tiring.
  • Try not to flood leaders with your revelations especially leaders that you do not have a relationship with. Trust God for your timing. Jesus went into the grave carrying the greatest revelation of all history—that He was the son of God and very God! If your revelation is from God, it cannot die; God will bring it forth in its time with far greater anointing and impact when you wait for His timing.
  • Do not be presumptuous in word or action; Luke 14:8 is a great scripture to meditate on:

 “When he noticed how the guests picked the places of honor at the table, he told them this parable: “When someone invites you to a wedding feast, do not take the place of honor, for a person more distinguished than you may have been invited. If so, the host who invited both of you will come and say to you, ‘Give this person your seat.’ Then, humiliated, you will have to take. But when you are invited, take the lowest place, so that when your host comes, he will say to you, ‘Friend, move up to a better place.’ Then you will be honored in the presence of all the other guests. For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”

  • Resist the temptation or desire to correct leaders on their messages or their doctrine, especially if you are not in relationship with them. If you feel that a leader is in error, follow proper protocol and take it to the leader that you are accountable to—or better still, take it to God in prayer! Ultimately leaders are set in their position by God and they must answer to Him. He is most capable of correcting His servants if it is needed. In seeking Him first, God may just reveal a greater revelation of truth that you did not see.
  • To presumptuously begin to minister to others when visiting someone else’s ministry is outside of protocol—wait to be invited to minister by the leader or someone in charge.
  • God sets leaders in within boundary lines established by Him.   Within these regions they sit at the gates and are mandated with the authority to govern. There are spheres of authority in the kingdom of God and protocol related to those spheres. It is dishonoring and dangerous to attempt to move in kingdom authority outside of your own jurisdiction without honoring the leadership authority God has set in place in any given region. This will certainly open the door to demonic oppression.

Leaders with other leaders:

I personally find it very disheartening and discouraging when I see leaders in the Body of Christ that I honor, love and respect, criticize, judge and mock each other openly on the internet, in print or on YouTube. The Bible gives the protocol for dealing with all situations that may arise. When there are concerns, we should first go in private, then with others—the last resort is in public, and in that case it is done with dignity, and integrity—never to mock or put shame on anyone, but to always handle God’s servants in an honoring way. If it is of a prophetic concern or related to accuracy, I believe it grieves the heart of God when we publicly shame the sons and daughters that He loves, who are sincerely trying to be obedient to Him. Ultimately we reap what we sow—as we publicly criticize and attack each other the world looks on and mocks our hypocrisy and lack of love.

Leaders with the Saints of God

If we were to encourage and build-up one another publicly, and correct in love and honor privately, so much confusion, pain, offense and shame in the Body of Christ would be eliminated. When we speak the truth in love we will have a far more receptive audience and build long lasting relationships—I have found! I have learned the hard way that it is better to wait and take time to think things through prayerfully, and ask for counsel before I go rushing in with correction or with my opinions. We so easily forget that Jesus hung on a cross for the very people we are so angry and offended with—that He loves them passionately with everlasting love, and yet we handle them so carelessly.

castle-pixlWhen God first released me in the area of counseling I had a very vivid dream. I was walking on a narrow path up a very high hill. At the top of the hill was a great mansion like a castle. I was dressed like a servant, on my way to work in the mansion of a great King. The King took me to a very special room that contained his most priceless treasures! He handed me a cloth and instructed me to clean these valuables and then left. As I turned to begin my work, I saw a large sign on the wall that read ‘HANDLE WITH CARE.’  I knew the dream was a warning from God to handle His children, the treasures of His heart with great care!

As stated in Isaiah 40, the High places of pride, arrogance, cold love, presumption, desire for power, bossiness and control over others must come down. God knows the motivations of our heart! The low places of unbelief, fear, anxiety, despair and discouragement must be renounced and our thoughts raised up to a higher place. The crooked places crafted by religious spirits who love contention, argument and debate, breeding hatred and anger, must be straightened out with honor, preferring others, compassion and love—its best to choose not to engage with those of this spirit as there is never a peaceable outcome. And finally the rough places of angry and aggressive personalities must be smoothed out—unchristian ways and traits not representative of the Prince of Peace and the Kingdom of God. I am often shocked and surprised by the way Christians sometimes speak to others with such angry responses—presenting an angry and cold presentation of God and the Gospel that is supposed to be GOOD NEWS! 

It is important to remember that God doesn’t takes sides, He is His own side—one that is always founded on a higher way. When Joshua asked the Captain of the Hosts whose side He was on, theirs or their enemies, He answered, “neither”For God so loved THE WORLD! In disputes it is always important to ascend to the place of God’s heart to get His perspective. To be an ambassador representing the Kingdom it is important to always maintain an objective position in all circumstances, and not be hooked in through emotion. When we are caught in the situation emotionally we become a part of the problem, and we are not equipped to bring God’s solution.

There was a time early in my Christian walk where I was busy criticizing God’s leaders and God’s Church, even though I knew the scripture about not touching God’s anointed. Well the Bible says that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, so the Lord took me to an account in Ezekiel 8 & 9 that really shook me up! In this passage God showed Ezekiel the things taking place in his City that grieved Him, “He said to me, “Son of man, do you see what they are doing, the great abominations that the house of Israel commits here, to make Me go far away from My sanctuary? In chapter nine God calls for six angels to release terrible judgment on the City, He then calls for a man clothed in linen to “Go throughout the city of Jerusalem and put a mark on the foreheads of those who grieve and lament over all the detestable things that are done in it” (9:4). God then spoke to my heart and said, I did not call you to criticize but to unite with My heart to intercede and pray accordingly. This incident caused me to be so grateful for the Cross and the Blood of Jesus that protects us! God does want his children to grow up into the fullness of the stature of Christ, and the Holy Spirit patiently works with us that we may become the fragrance of Christ wherever we are.

God has put a deep travail in my heart, rising inside me over these issues—a cry up that wants to shout and warn. We are all so hungry for more of God and on the edge of the move we have been longing for—it is so important to remove these things that have hindered this move from coming forth, that will cause us to stumble as we move out. I believe God not only want us to pursue unity, He wants us in union to drive out the enemy from the midst of us, that His shalom can rest heavily upon us and His Glory be evident to all!

If we choose to study and learn of the fragrant and beautiful ways of Christ, and the protocols of His Kingdom, as we move out into the harvest fields of the world, the plans of the enemy to divide us will be greatly hindered. When we move as a unified force the Commanded Blessing of the Father will be upon us and the world will know that we are sons of God by our love for each other and for them.

“By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” John 13:38

Revival and Awakening begins within us. The Azusa Street Revival began when some had the courage to pray “Lord BEND me!” Repentance makes the way for the Spirit to move.

On my journey, God brought these issues before me and inspired me to write this prayer for personal revival:

Prayer for Personal Revival:

“I dwell in the high and holy place, with him who has a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.” Isaiah 57:15 

O Father, Sovereign Lord of heaven and earth, please forgive me for breaking Your first and second commandment, for not loving You with all my heart and entertaining idols in my life. Forgive me for putting people and other things as priorities in my life before You.  Forgive me Lord for turning my eyes away from beholding Your beauty to gaze at worthless idols. Forgive me for wasting precious time on the things of this world.

O LORD, I have heard Your speech and was afraid; O LORD, revive your work in the midst of the years! Habakkuk 3:2 

Forgive me LORD for when I have not hearkened to the word of Your prophets and apostles and submitted to the leaders you have given to guide and direct me.   Forgive me when I have made the choice to criticize and dishonor your chosen servants with my words and grieved the Holy Spirit. Forgive me when I thought I knew better than they did, or had greater revelation, and I did not submit in my heart, nor did I humble myself. Lord forgive me when I have through criticism, slander, judgment and murmuring, stepped out from under the protection of fathers and mothers whom you have set in place over me. Forgive me Father!

“Then we will not turn away from You; revive us, and we will call on Your name. Restore us, O LORD God Almighty; make your face shine upon us, that we may be saved.”   Psalm 80:19

Father, forgive me when I have not preferred others as Your word commands and not honored the gift in others. Father I have been guilty of pride, striving, competition and a lack of Your great Love and compassion. Forgive me for holding on to offense and unforgiveness, forgive me LORD when I have not chosen Your higher way of Love and servanthood.

“Consider how I love Your precepts; Revive me, o lord, according to your loving-kindness.” Psalm 119:159 

Forgive me LORD when I have misrepresented you and not reflected Your goodness, Your compassion and great mercy for others, the lost and the poor.   Forgive me for any prejudice I have harbored toward precious people of other cultures or social standing, created in Your image, and in pride have treated anyone as less than myself.

“Great are Your tender mercies, o lord; revive me according to your judgments.” Psalm 119:156 

O lord forgive me when my heart has been proud and lofty and I have chosen reason and logic over Your Word. Forgive me for compromising and attempting to live out Your Life on my terms; for I am owned by You, bought by Your Blood. Forgive me Lord when I have been selective in my obedience and disregarded Your commands and precepts as not relevant or agreeable. Forgive me for adjusting your commands to suit my circumstances, lifestyle and my comfort level, and deceived myself into believing I was walking the Christian walk.   

“Hear my voice according to Your loving-kindness; o lord, revive me according to your justice.” Psalm 119:149 

Father Your Word declares that Righteousness and justice are the foundations of Your Throne, forgive me Lord when I have not walked righteously; forgive me for when I have lied or been dishonest, and I deceived, controlled or manipulated others for my benefit. Forgive me when I have chosen to compromise on Your Word and Your Way, and have not chosen to obey the clear directions in Your Word.

 “Turn away my eyes from looking at worthless things, and revive me in your way.” Psalm 119:37 

Precious LORD, please hear the cry of my heart and forgive me for the lusts of my eyes, the lusts of my flesh and the pride of my life. Forgive me for grieving your precious Holy Spirit when I have not chosen Your way and Your Words of Life. You long for me to share Your heart and Your desires, forgive me for having chosen my ways above Yours.

 “I long for Your precepts; revive me in your righteousness.” Psalm 119:40 

Forgive me lord for displeasing you with grumbling, murmuring and complaining, and for having a despairing heart of unbelief and doubt. Forgive me for not trusting Your faithfulness and goodness, for You are Good and Your mercy endures forever. O Father, forgive my unbelief and help me to believe once again.

“My soul clings to the dust; revive me according to your word.” Psalm 119:25 

Father please forgive me for undermining any revelation You have prepared and birthed through chosen vessels to enhance the building of Your House, to enforce Your coming kingdom and to display Your great power on earth.   Forgive me for words I have spoken against other churches and ministries, and the work You have birthed through them.   Forgive me for giving the enemy any place to harm others or to bring judgment on ourselves, as Your word declares that I will reap in the measure that I have measured out judgment. O God have Mercy!

“Will you not revive us again, that your people may rejoice in you?” Psalm 85:6                 

Precious LORD, I declare my love for You today, I choose to pick up my cross and follow you. I choose obedience and I choose the way of love. I honor You as my LORD and confess that You are the Sovereign LORD of all creation! I Praise Your wonderful Name and lift it high above every name that is named on earth or in heaven. You alone are God and You alone are worthy of praise and honor. You are great and greatly to be praised. All honor, majesty, dominion, power and Glory belongs to You O God! I declare to the Heavens, to principalities and powers that You are my God, that you are Good and Your great mercy endures forever! Be lifted up you gates that the KING OF GLORY may come!”

“Forgiven!”

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