Present Spiritual Realities!

Humility of heart, has been the theme of a few recent words I have given, the most recent titled, For a Mere Moment on January 14th, based on 2 Chronicles 7:14. The title is based on God’s word to Jerusalem in Isaiah 54. God has continued to bring this word to my attention, as I believe it also holds answers for the present time we are living in:

“For a mere moment I have forsaken you, but with great mercies I will gather you. With a little wrath I hid My face from you for a moment; But with everlasting kindness I will have mercy on you,” Says the LORD, your Redeemer. “For this is like the waters of Noah to Me; For as I have sworn That the waters of Noah would no longer cover the earth, so have I sworn that I would not be angry with you, nor rebuke you. For the mountains shall depart and the hills be removed, But My kindness shall not depart from you, nor shall My covenant of peace be removed,” Says the LORD, who has mercy on you.” Isaiah 54:5-10

Now what does a mere moment in time mean to God, this I don’t know. A moment could mean anything in God\s timing. I believe God has determined the time according to His plan, but also, to our response to truly humble ourselves—to stop the contentiousness, the mean words, the anger directed at the other side and against the family of God. It is important that we stop criticizing each other, face the condition of our own hearts, and allow God to reveal the truth of its condition. This would be a good time to put a seal on our lips and take time to sit at His feet. Absolutely nothing is impossible to God to turn the tide of events, when He chooses—nothing is outside of His purview when His people truly humble themselves.

We are living at the most critical hour of this century and the condition of our hearts is crucial to God’s plan for thwarting the enemy’s agenda. God is far more concerned with the state of our hearts than giving us victory! At present, we now have a global shadow government waging a silent war for dominion of the world. This may sound too fantastic to some, who will put it down to exaggerations or conspiracy theories. Nevertheless, there are spiritual realities to events presently taking place, that many do not understand have been prophesied in the Bible. Ephesians 2:2 is not a conspiracy theory—it is the word of God informing us that Satan is, “… the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience…”

Ephesians 6:12 is also not a conspiracy theory: “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.”

Satan’s agenda to invade nations, governments, and all spheres of society, to steal kill and destroy, is not a conspiracy theory. Why are so many surprised, stupefied, in disbelief and resistant to the truth when he does? He is presently waging a war on Christianity and God’s people; a war that is gaining ground and growing in momentum. The signs are all there and the evidence is clear for any who genuinely want to see. When Winston Churchill first warned England and the nations of Hitler, very few would listen to him. When the Jewish people of Germany and Europe were told of the atrocities taking place to their people, many choose not to believe it! Some said things such as: we will be fine or, this will pass. Then it was too late!

We have become so divided by opinions, that we have fallen into the trap of becoming distracted with fighting each other, while the enemy moves to build and establish demonic strongholds that could radically affect us and the generations to come. If we are to win this war, Christians need to stop talking about being an army and become the army of God. We have been given the responsibility and the authority to guard the gates of the House of God and our nations. We are in  a position like Israel in 1947, before they got the revelation that they needed to unify and become an army in order to win the war and survive being annihilated. They understood experientially that everyone needed to enlist—men, women and even children.

We never have to fear the enemy or anything when we are living inside of the will of God; nevertheless, if we are living outside of the will of God, we should fear! God created fear to keep people from things that would harm and hurt them. Fear can sometimes be a good thing, especially if it causes us to be obedient and draws us to God. Hebrew 10:30-31 says that God will judge His people, and that it is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God! God will sometimes use fearful situations to awaken and mobilize Christians and move them out from a place of complacency. This is not Kumbaya time—we are in a season of war! The enemy is fighting to win and is making great inroads. Most Christians aren’t fighting at all, except with each other. God has given us weapons to fight that are not carnal but are mighty in God to pull down strongholds (2Cor. 10:4).

The Body of Christ is looking for leaders to now chart the course ahead, but more than anything we need leaders to become united. When it was time to cross over to possess the promised land, the leaders and the army crossed over before the people, leading the way! We need leaders to set an example by coming together in unity to release one sound. God says in His Word that we know only in part, therefore, no single person has the full picture! God designed it this way to press the issue of unity. As each bring their part to the table, and are willing to listen to each other, the Body will begin to receive a clearer picture and understanding of how God is leading us forward as a corporate family. There must be a coming together for the sake of the House of God, to bring order and to build a wall of resistance against the encroaching darkness. God is watching and waiting for us to get it together and get our hearts right as He works to bring forth His will.

Recognizing Demonic Tactics at Work

Discernment will be a key issue in the days ahead, and the ability to clearly recognize strategies the enemy employs to deceive people. One such strategy is when the Mainstream Media and colluding parties simultaneously push a talking point ferociously and aggressively, while irrationally suppressing any information that says otherwise—you can know this is straight up propaganda. Another well-understood tactic of demonic cohorts is the targeting of a leader, a messenger, or a movement with accusation, with the intent to discredit and destroy them. You will recognize and understand the one who is a threat to their agenda, by the one they are targeting in collusion with politicians, the liberal media, and social media giants. They will falsely accuse their opponents of the very malevolent principles they stand for, thereby deflecting attention away from themselves to deceive others. For example, those that stand against liberty and freedom of speech, will accuse their opponent of these very things. The fascist accuses their opponent of fascism. The Marxist will accuse others of being against democracy, while working underhandedly to erode Democratic norms and freedoms. This is a model, now adhered to by many prominent liberal leaders based on the book, Rules for Radicals; a book dedicated to Lucifer—the Accuser of the brethren and the father of lies. The dedication reads: “…to the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom—Lucifer.”

The problem frequently encountered, is that the mind of the average non-Christian or spiritually unaware person—believer or otherwise, cannot conceive of this level of deception, and the broad scope of the machinations at work with colluding parties to control people, nations, and world events. People choose not to believe, and do not want to believe, since, to believe means they will be accountable to the truth and may have to make changes to their lives. Believers, having a lack of understanding of spiritual realities—many of the Word and the knowledge of God, are made susceptible to be easily swept away in compromising trendy movements, until confronted with the truth.

We are truly living in Orwellian times. Many policies that are being rolled out in Canada and now in America under the new administration, are sourced from the demonic kingdom Alinsky referred to. Pronouns such as mother, father, sister and brother are now banned in the house of representatives in the U.S. and prayers are being offered to a variety of gods such as Brahma. Policies are now being put in place, legislating gross evil to take captive present and future generations. Parents are losing their rights over their children to the government, as the guardians and chief influence in their children’s lives. A very aggressive LGBTQ agenda is gaining in strength and scope in both nations, while millions of abortions take place in America, and Canada each year.

On Biden’s first day in office, he enacted legislation allowing transgender students to use girl’s washrooms and showers; transgenders to be allowed in the military, and transgender females to compete on women’s teams, that will destroy women’s sports. Children as young as eight will be given the right to choose their gender, with parent’s rights to do anything about it removed. In Canada, if Bill C-6 is passed, it could mean jail time for parents who try to influence their children’s choice to change their gender. Schools are now brainwashing children with demonic ideology, as parents lose their rights and ability to do anything about it. Jesus warned of grave consequences for the one who would harm children or cause them to sin:

“Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to sin, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were drowned in the depth of the sea.” Matthew 18:6

The Valley of Decision?

It is time for the Church to wake up as we each have a part to play and a voice to be heard. This is no time to live in compromise. It is only a matter of time before God will move in judgment against such evil…the clock is ticking. We may be in the eleventh hour. What will you choose? Whom will you serve?

“Elijah went before the people and said, “How long will you waver between two opinions? If the LORD is God, follow him; but if Baal is God, follow him.” But the people said nothing.” 1Kings 18:21

The world has now found itself caught in the Valley of Decision, with everyone now scrambling to take sides. This is happening because God’s hand is drawing the line and defining the sides by those who fill follow His will and His Word, and those who will not. Nations are also forming alliances together and against others, as rulers take counsel against God and His anointed. Nations would be wise to find themselves on the right side of God as the day will come when it is too late. It would be wise, “…to kiss the Son lest He become angry!” (Ps. 2). God is watching and He is waiting patiently as the sides become clearly defined as to who is standing with Him and who isn’t.

“Truly, these times of ignorance God overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent, because He has appointed a day on which He will judge the world in righteousness by the Man whom He has ordained. He has given assurance of this to all by raising Him from the dead.” Acts 17:30-31.

God takes it very seriously when rulers take council against His anointed chosen people or against those He has chosen to lead. The people who sided with the 250 leaders led by Korah, found this out very quickly when they came against Moses—the earth opened, and swallowed them. God has made it clear for His people, His way for discerning between the imposter and the genuine. It is in the evidence of a life that is bearing fruit for the Kingdom of God! Jesus said, “…by their fruits you will know them.” It is not by their words, as words are cheap and can mean nothing; it is not even by their actions, as actions can be an act that is put on! God has given us a foolproof method for recognizing the genuine, and the authentic—we will know them by a life, that consistently produces good fruit based on the foundation of Biblical precepts and the character of Christthe one who can consistently declare that Jesus Christ is Lord of all.

When they were given the choice, most of the Israelites chose rightly and stood with Moses—God’s ordained leader. Rahab—a Gentile, also made the right choice and stood with Israel, when she heard that God was with them. When the walls of Jericho fell, she was given favor with God, and later became the wife of Boaz, the grandfather of King David. It is wisdom to be found on God’s side, the side of His people, and the man or woman He chooses.

When choosing a Governmental leader, the principles of the Bible should always be our guide in choosing the right one—we are to look to the one who enacts legislation based on Godly principles that promote life, liberty, and freedom. Our choice must be based on policies and rise above carnal emotions. We are also to look to, and choose the one who is aligned with Israel, as God blesses the nation that supports Israel and resists the one that doesn’t.

“Why do the nations rage, And the people plot a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, And the rulers take counsel together, Against the LORD and against His Anointed, saying, “Let us break Their bonds in pieces and cast away their cords from us.” He who sits in the heavens shall laugh; The LORD shall hold them in derision.” Psalm 2:1-4

Generals and leaders of many nations have been in counsel over the past weeks, conspiring against God’s anointed. However, I believe that God will not allow the world to be plunged into darkness in this present time, letting it sink it into destruction. He will act! God has heard our cries and he is coming to save! The situation may look desperate, just as it did to Mary and Martha, but the Lord will arrive at the right time. It is important for God’s people to take this time—in the silence of the delay, to be found on the right side of God, and to be securely positioned in Him. However, in the wait we are being tested and must not take on the nature of the accuser, to curse anyone in anger and in frustration. We can and should pray righteous prayers and trust God with the outcome. His promises are sure, and His word stands, as He said to Isaiah: “…The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever” (Isaiah 40:8).

“Therefore do not fear them. For there is nothing covered that will not be revealed, and hidden that will not be known. “Whatever I tell you in the dark, speak in the light; and what you hear in the ear, preach on the housetops. And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” Matthew 10:26-28

Jesus asked the challenging question, of what benefit it would be to a man, to gain the whole world yet lose his own soul (Matt. 16:26). Why would anyone sell their souls for things that rot, that cannot go into eternity? The answer is Mammon! Mammon is the god that is ruling this age! So many have been bought, having sold their souls for promises of money, power, prestige and the pride of life. God warned that if anyone were to boast, their only boast should be is that they know Him (Jer. 9:24).

The Lord’s victory was complete at the Cross! The marshaling of any forces against Him is to their demise. Jesus stands unchallenged as King of kings and Lord of all and is saying to all, “I will be the great defender for the one who stands with me and obeys my Word.”

 

Be Positioned in Me For The Times!

 

In regard to the recent events in the U.S, I just have to say with confidence that God is still on the Throne, and that it is not over until He says it is over! Eyes have been focused on the United States, but our God who ways are so much higher than ours, and whose eyes are seeing a much greater picture than ours, sees the whole chessboard, an all the players involved. The war we are fighting is over the truth! Victory comes when lies and deception are exposed. God’s plan for winning the war on truth is centered around a people who present the multifaceted wisdom of God to principalities, powers and to the world. What is the multifaceted wisdom of God that scatters the enemy and annihilates their agenda? This wisdom of God can be defined as the way of the Cross and of sacrifice—a people living a sacrificial life modeled after Christ. Secondly, walking in the fear of the Lord, that is the beginning of wisdom. Third, it is to be filled with the Spirit of wisdom and understanding; and fourth, possessing the wisdom from above that according to James is humble, pure, peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.

Such a person, possessing such a life, by his very stand for truth, righteousness and the principles of Godly wisdom, will defeat and shred the enemy’s defenses and remove their platform. They are a people who will possess the anointing to know what to do as Joseph did—the scripture states, that for his times there was none so wise as Joseph who knew what to do.

Godly wisdom is coming out of agreement with the enemy and the world, and into agreement with God! When we agree with the enemy and world principles, we are aligning ourselves with principalities and powers; and if, as Paul says, our warfare is with principalities and powers, then by our agreement with them, we come out on the losing end. However, when we come into an intentional, sold out agreement with the will and the Word of God, we have power to tear down the ungodly strongholds of lies, and rip the veil hiding the truth and Godly reality. All sin and iniquity are cloaked in lies; the war is over who will control the narrative. We can then understand why the mainstream media is on the frontlines of the war over truth, and over dominion of the Earth. Many are the arbiters of propaganda, bought and paid for by the powers of darkness. God is perfect in wisdom and His plan is always perfect!  He will release a great captivity of souls from bondage and His Glory upon His people.

Persecution of Christianity

Jesus said in His Word that if they persecuted Him, they would also persecute His followers, that all who desired to live Godly lives in Him would be persecuted. North America has been resting on a bed of comfort for an exceptionally long time, while Christians around the world have suffered tremendously. It may well be our time now to walk through a season of travail! The travail to birth the notable moves of God can be hard labor—God is warning us to be prepared for the travail; to be ready to stand resolute and hold the ground of truth, justice, and righteousness.

Christians must be focused on God with our eyes fixed on Him as we may see persecution of Christianity gaining in momentum. In the days to come Christians may be challenged in their faith and with their allegiance to Christ. Please, let me be clear that I am not an advocate for violence, but rather resisting and warring in the spirit through prayer and intercession, and in the natural, through peaceful means and action. 

The Mainstream media and the liberal machinery, including the social media giants, big corporations and banks are now all taking advantage of what happened on the Capitol in the U.S., to clamp down on all conservatives, conservative thinking and speech, and ultimately Christians—their chief target! Covid-19 has provided the perfect means to complete the job of cutting off communication and discourse.

The Great Reset—the agenda of the World Economic Forum—a group of the elites of the world, is in high gear. Their plan is unfolding and moving rapidly in all nations, working forcefully to shut down all avenues of resistance to their ideology in America, in Canada and the nations of the world. Nevertheless, we must be reminded that we are never to move in fear, as no one, and nothing, can stop the Wind and Power of the Holy Spirit from moving to determine the will of God!

Preparedness for the Road Ahead!

God will always move ahead of His people to carve out the paths ahead for them as He did with Israel on their journeys to the Promised Land. In my last two shows we discussed Luke 22:35-36 and I find that God is continuing to bring revelation and depth from this scripture for this notable hour of history. I believe God is showing that this passage holds understanding and direction for the changing times by continuing to shine His light on it. Let’s read it again:

“But now, he who has a money bag, let him take it, and likewise a knapsack; and he who has no sword, let him sell his garment and buy one. For I say to you that this which is written must still be accomplished in Me: ‘And he was numbered with the transgressors.’ For the things concerning Me have an end.” Luke 22:35-36

As we said previously, when Jesus said, “But now,” He is signalling to His disciples that something significant was about to happen that would cause a dramatic shift in times; He then proceeds to give them instructions on how to be prepared. In verse 35 Jesus points out three specific ways to be prepared—first He told the disciples to take money—Jesus is referring to finances or possibly another means of currency with which to purchase goods—this could include bartering. I believe our banking system is no longer secure, and it is best to play it safe. A few months ago, the Lord told me to have cash on hand, I didn’t fully understand but was obedient.

Second, Jesus then told them to take a knapsack. I believe this represents being prepared in the natural with the essentials, such as food, water and necessities stored for emergencies—this is wisdom, as even our government recommends having at least three months’ supply on hand; we do not know the way things will turn and should be prepared. Preparedness could also be inclusive of having ministry resources on hand for sharing Christ, as God’s heart is very much on saving souls. We should be thinking of ways that we can do our part, as we each have a share in the harvest.

In verse 36 Jesus then implied that the instructions given were directly related to the fulfillment of a certain prophecy that, He would be counted among the transgressors, or rebels. and ends by saying “For the things concerning Me have an end.” Both statements are profound and embedded with much revelation. That Jesus would be counted with the rebels revealed that trouble was coming for His followers. Within four decades after Christ, Rome completely clamped down on the Jewish people and destroyed Jerusalem.

Jesus’ first coming was in essence a revolution against the world construct of that time, challenging all spheres and beliefs with the higher precepts of God. Jesus is the revolution that moves His people to follow Him, wherever it may lead, as there will always be a price to pay for freedom. What is now becoming increasingly clear is the push in the narrative to label and brand all conservatives, all Trump supporters—a vast majority that are Christians—as insurrectionists and problematic to the progressive ideologies of the new society and world order presently being crafted.

Jesus then concluded  by saying that the things concerning Him have an end. Having an end means having its fulfillment or a specified conclusion. Jesus was warning His disciples of the Cross that was to come—the end that was awaiting Him and those who were His disciples. However, verse 36 has greater implications and is a word that carries through time, pointing also to the last days—a season of time when all things concerning Christ will be summed up, have its fulfillment, and will reach its final conclusion. These are times spoken of in scripture characterized by great turmoil in the Earth.

This is the time when God is trumpeting the call to all, “Come into the Ark you and all your household! Jesus Christ is the Ark fashioned for the salvation of mankind; it is an Ark that is fashioned in praise, as the praise of God’s people is His holy habitation. How do we escape the siege? We lift up our eyes and ascend in worship and in faith. Praise is our escape route! As Jesus inhabits our praise. This is how He comes down. Let the whole earth praise him! Praise is the way we will we navigate our way through these times!

In January of 2020 God gave me a vision where I saw myself standing in a small boat on the ocean in the midst of a great storm with lightning and dark clouds, I had my hands raised to heaven praising Him with peace and great joy in my heart! He then said to me, “Praise is how you will make it through this year!”  Recently in 2021 the Lord again said to me, “Praise Me in the storm, because praise will bring you through the storm.” Don’t be afraid of the storm; God said in His Word that when we walked through the storm, we should fear no evil.

 2021 and the decade ahead

Considering these times that we have been chosen for—times where things happen suddenly and quickly, we should also be believing for God’s best to break out in the lives of His people, and for great and effective doors to now open before us. Yet, we should also be prepared for the worst—as the worst will also be breaking out through a people who are committed to lawlessness and deception. This will truly be a season of Light and darkness—Let us choose to look to the Light and the One who has power over it all, and the ability to bring in great transformation and awakening. As we do this, we also take heed to Jesus’ Word that lawlessness will abound–we would therefore be wise to put on the whole armor of God, and to also put safeguards in place to protect ourselves and our families.

If you have not already done so, now would certainly be the time to get your House, your relationships, and your marriages in order, as we will need each other and have greater strength and impact in a stand of unity. Now would be the time to examine our hearts, our faith level and what our stance will be in the face of injustice, persecution and the attempted removal of our liberties and freedoms. Now is the time to press into God, seek His face and pursue an increased level of faith and an increase in the gifts and virtues of the Spirit. Now is the time to live a lifestyle of prayer and fasting and pressing into the supernatural gifts of God. God is looking to find faith and will be working in us to cause our faith to arise!

What will this new era look like for you, for your family, your church, your ministry, or your work? Spiritually, the Church will be transformed to become a new wineskin—the Ekklesia, the wineskin of God’s original intention—a wineskin having relevance to its times, functioning in strength, wisdom and supernatural authority in an atmosphere of the Presence and power of God.

This decade will see the rise of the influencers. Many will see their sphere of influence increase tremendously. God has been preparing you for this moment to give you a voice of influence in the sphere you were created for. Now is your time! You are the sons of God being released for this moment of history—you are the sons of God the earth is presently travailing for—embedded with Good News, possessing great wisdom and moving in excellence.

In the past God came down to accomplish His will through the ministry of chosen men and women. In these times, God will move through the ministry of an army of fearless, and courageous servants like David, Elijah, Deborah, Joshua and Joseph, all fashioned and trained in fire to stand resolute in the midst of turmoil and storms, armed with the wisdom of
God.

Recently as I was praying to the Lord about how to be positioned and prepared for these times, He stopped me abruptly in mid-sentence, almost in a rebuke and said, “Be ready and positioned in your identity in Me above all! Spend much time focused on Me.” He was saying first and foremost be focused on Him, intentionally looking to Him, positioned in Him, sitting at His gates and waiting daily in His Presence. He then impressed upon me that like Elijah, we were to be positioned in prayer, with our faces set, ready to each run our supernatural race. When Elijah saw the cloud—the sign of the coming downpour—he rose and outran the chariots. The people of God were created for this moment—don’t miss your moment to shine.

“For a Mere Moment”

 

I would like to share my heart on the situation in America and the prophetic words regarding this. Prophets are now being accused of having gotten it wrong, of being false prophets, and many are speaking out and cursing the prophetic. I feel I have a word from the Lord about this, that I would like to share and pray you will hear my heart on this. As far as prophecies regarding the elections are concerned, it wasn’t just one or two prophetic voices that prophesied that trump was going to win a second term; if that was the case we could easily say, well, they got it wrong, forgive them and move on. But rather, it was a great majority of reputable Prophets and prophetic voices, from North America and other nations; they all in unison, were declaring similar words they were receiving from the Lord, that either Donald Trump was going to win the election, win a second term, some said they heard he would win 2 consecutive terms.

I have a deep assurance in my spirit that the vast majority of such well-known, sound prophetic voices, from many streams in the Body of Christ, all declaring the same thing, could not have gotten it wrong. I don’t think that is possible! I do not call myself a prophet, but I believe I am prophetic, and that God speaks to me, so I do include myself in this, as I wrote that Donald Trump would win the 2020 election. I believe most if not all were hearing correctly and prophesying correctly. I have spent 27 years under the crushing, refining and loving hand of the Lord, learning to hear His voice and recognize how He speaks to me, and would like to say that I am not ready to apologize as I believe that the story is still unfolding. It is important to understand in interpreting what has happened, that prophecy is not an exact science. Prophecy is the heart and mind of God being delivered through human flesh, who may not be in possession of all the parts.

The mind of God is so vast and surpassing, so much higher in transcendence than our ways and our thoughts, that we must recognize that we cannot determine or control the way God intends to unfold His will. Prophets say what they hear and wait to see the manner in which God chooses to bring it to pass. This is what we are doing right now as we watch and we wait as things are unfolding daily—much that is not being shared on the news. We are living in unprecedented times and things are changing rapidly moment by moment.

Let us look at an example in scripture of the unfolding of a specific prophetic word. In 1 Chronicles 22:9-10 God spoke to David and declared that Solomon would become King after him and would build the house of the Lord. When David was old and dying, Adonijah, David’s other son rose up and declared himself to be the King. Adonijah prepared horses and chariots and fifty men to run before him, establishing his right. However, Nathan the prophet, Zadok the priest and David’s mighty men were not with Adonijah. Here we see that the prophecy given to David concerning Solomon took a turn in another direction. Nathan seeing what was happening, then advised Bathsheba to do something about it, as her life and the life of her son would be in danger if Adonijah remained as king. They went before King David and reminded him of the prophetic word. The king then acted and established Solomon as king over all Israel.

We do not know which way this present presidential drama will turn as the story unfolds, yet we must always remember history belongs to God, it is His-story, and God alone sets the narrative. The earth beneath our feet is presently rumbling as tectonic plates shift, pushing, and pulling against each other in the political and the religious spheres. We can sense we are on the edge of dramatic world changing events happening now all over the world. The Bride must go into the King’s chamber with the prophets as Bathsheba did with Nathan and remind Him of His Word. Then we must watch, we must wait, and we must pray for the Lord almighty of heaven and earth to move, just as He has promised. What will the King say about this present situation and how will He move, we don’t know?  Nevertheless, we will continue to serve the Lord and look to him for answers, without jumping to conclusions and judgments against our brothers and sisters and the prophetic voices who are serving the Lord and the Body of Christ faithfully.

This brings me to another very important piece to the puzzle for interpreting prophecy, and that is the condition of our hearts as servants of God.  What I have seen and heard from Christians over the last year has greatly disturbed me. The reactions of some prophetic voices and many saints to the events taking place in the world is partly why I believe God is holding back and is restraining himself from moving. Christendom has to get its act together. Firstly, a few prophetic voices have set an unchristian tone by using prophetic words as weapons to attack others they disagree with, setting a bad example to the Body of Christ.

The present situation is dire, but rather than bringing us together in unity against a powerful foe, it has only divided us further. We must ask ourselves, are we revealing Christ? Have we used wisdom in the way that we speak to each other! My cry is like Paul’s who said, “Who is sufficient for these things?” Who can stand and claim perfect wisdom? On Facebook and social media, in the posts and the comments, I have seen so much anger and saints warring against each other; Sometimes I have wanted to comment but refrained myself. But I am ashamed of the anger that sometimes rises up in me and slips out of my mouth. Many have allowed anger, frustration at the injustice to drive us to war with each other rather than with enemy—the spiritual hosts of wickedness.  This is a plot of the enemy and a trap that many Christians have fallen into. Cursing others is witchcraft! We must also recognize whether we have tried to control God and events with our prophetic words and prayers. God will not be controlled by us—this is witchcraft.

In the past and over decades, the Lord has told me that when I am in control, He is not! God waits until we release control to Him, He is then free and released to move in any given situation, in the way He chooses to. When I have been wronged and tried to fight my own battles, God was standing at a distance removed from the fight. In such an instance He gave me this scripture:

“For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow His steps: “WHO COMMITTED NO SIN, NOR WAS DECEIT FOUND IN HIS MOUTH” who, when He was reviled, did not revile in return; when He suffered, He did not threaten, but committed Himself to Him who judges righteously…” 1Peter 2:21 

There was a time in my life a few decades ago where I was greatly wronged and felt persecuted falsely. I was also a young immature Christion and acted in un-Christlike ways. I felt alone and abandoned even by many of my friends; it was a really bad time in my life. In that moment when I felt that Jesus, my only true friend would defend me and save me—He didn’t. I was so deeply wounded and so grieved in my spirit that he did not stand up for me, that I turned away him for a moment also. I couldn’t look at a Bible, I couldn’t pray and basically, I just wept for probably about a year. It was a terrible time for me, but over time God wooed me back to him and restored my soul that was in pieces at that time. Eventually I was able to see and understand that He was not able to stand with me while I was in sin, fiercely fighting my own battles, and controlling things. You see God cannot and will not stand with sin.

As I have been pondering these things over the last few days, I began to receive more revelation on Luke 22, beyond what we spoke of in the last show. I saw that on the Cross, Jesus was also abandoned by His own, even those who had followed him, that it was only a very small remnant that stood by His side. In His own distress and need, He cried out “My God my God why have you forsaken me?”  Because Jesus was bearing the sin of the world upon Himself, God the father had to forsake him for a moment, during the time where he carried the sin of the world. God cannot stand with sin. However, satan overplayed His hand as the scriptures say that if he had known what he was doing, he would not have crucified the Christ, because after the Cross came resurrection day, that brought about his downfall!

So, also, as in my time of battle, God forsook me in my sin, but in my restoration, I came back broken, yet far stronger, cleaner, and wiser than before. I believe this to be true also for the Body of Christ—for judgment begins in the House of God—for the United States of America. Recently I have been hearing the words ringing in my spirit repeatedly, For a mere moment! For a mere moment!  I recognized these words from Isaiah 54 and believe it is a word for America and for us all:

“For a mere moment I have forsaken you, but with great mercies I will gather you. With a little wrath I hid My face from you for a moment; But with everlasting kindness I will have mercy on you,” Says the LORD, your Redeemer…For the mountains shall depart and the hills be removed, but My kindness shall not depart from you, nor shall My covenant of peace be removed,” Says the LORD, who has mercy on you. “O you afflicted one, tossed with tempest, and not comforted, Behold, I will lay your stones with colorful gems, and lay your foundations with sapphires. I will make your pinnacles of rubies, Your gates of crystal, and all your walls of precious stones. All your children shall be taught by the LORD, and great shall be the peace of your children. In righteousness you shall be established; You shall be far from oppression, for you shall not fear; And from terror, for it shall not come near you.

I truly believe God’s will is to give Donald Trump four more years. We fought for that in prayer because we saw the signs of what was to come without him standing at the helm of the battle—and this goes for all nations. With everything that is happening in Canada moving it toward evil and the satanic agenda, many of us in prayer have cried out and wondered where our Leader is who will fight for us—I am speaking in the natural. I believe we have behaved so badly that God had to abandon us for a mere moment, giving us some time to see our hearts and to repent.

It is especially important right now for Christians to recognize that some of the things that have been coming out of our mouths—the name calling, the criticism against our brothers and sisters, leaders railing against each other publicly on social Media, has been causing great division in the body of Christ. The Bible says that a house divided cannot stand! We must recognize the danger of the times that we are in, and that we cannot support and agree with Satan. God will not support us when we agree with the enemy; many who know better may have lost sight of that.

The army of the Lord is a holy army; we are created to be holy soldiers in the army of God. Our leader, our God, our captain, is a holy God. Before the battles began for the promised land, Joshua encountered this holy God. When Joshua asked him if He was for them or for the other side, He answered neither, and said, I come as the Commander of the army of the Lord! God is on His own side—the side of righteousness and holiness. He then told Joshua to take off his shoes for the place where he stood was holy. The Lord is holy and if we want to stand with him, we must be holy. We will not win the war, and we will be soundly defeated if we attempt to move forward with this level of sin in the camp.

True repentance is needed if we wish to see the Lord move in power. During 2020 there was a lot of talk about 2 chronicles 7:14, about humbling ourselves and turning from our wicked ways, but evidenced by what is seen in the comments on Facebook, I guess we were just mouthing words and there was no real heart felt repentance and turning away from sin. Nevertheless, we cannot truly humble ourselves, no matter how hard we try. We can pursue humility and attempt to put on a humble face, and yet still find pride and arrogance hiding in our heart. It takes God alone to break the pride in man and to humble us, then we will find the fragrance of Christ coming forth from a heart of brokenness. God declared that He loves a broken a contrite heart; that that is the one to whom he will look. True humility comes from obedience to God, from embracing the cross, embracing brokenness and not desiring revenge but rather treating our enemies with compassion.

Jesus, as He was hanging on the cross asked the father to forgive them for, they knew not what they were doing. We cannot move forward in this war—and it is a war, with anger, hatred and name calling on our lips. We have then become like the very enemy that we are wanting to defeat. We cannot control an all-consuming God of Fire and Thunder.

God is now preparing a holy people fashioned in brokenness to stand against the greatest onslaught by principalities and powers against humanity. We will not defeat them with their nature in us; we will not be able to stand with pride in our hearts and try to face off the king of pride.  God is far more concerned with our hearts than with our loss of face! And in His love, He is first breaking us in order to protect us. Our cry should not be, humble me O Lord, but rather, “Bend me and break me O Lord, and if You see fit, have your way in me.

Be careful in the days ahead not to follow angry leaders that disparage, destroy and curse other people with their words—stay away from them. We also must be careful not to allow pride and anger to find its way into our prayers and our decrees. God has given the decree as a tool of authority for us to use as it says in Job 22:28: “You shall decree a thing and it shall be established.” But take note, the five verses prior to this verse God describes the humility required in the preparation for the decree. Another well known instance in the use of the decree is in the book of Esther, where the King told Esther to write a decree after she informed him of the plot of enemy. The King gave Esther permission to write a decree and he would approve it, stamping it with his signet ring. If we want the King to endorse our decrees with His signet ring, our decrees must come from submission to the King and because of His direction to decree according to His will, not ours. Sometimes our emotions get all entangled in our decrees, and then there is mixture. We have not seen a lot of answers to our prayers and decrees, I believe that is partly because God is looking to see hearts that mirror His own heart, that are aligned to His own will.

We are about to embark on the greatest move of God of all time, but it will come through a people who have been broken. God said in His Word, regarding authority, that He has made us Kings and priests before him. We should then examine the life and the heart of King David, the greatest King that ever lived. King David lived before the presence of God on his face in great humility. King David was absolutely obedient to carry out the will and the purposes of God just as He had said, nothing more nothing less. God says that we are to be wise a serpent, yet harmless as doves, and that is our position on the battlefield.

How do we move in great authority while maintaining humility? We live submitted lives before God we seek him in everything, we wait for His direction and we do not move out in presumption. We do not know what God has planned for President Trump who has also been forsaken an abandoned by so many right now, he is standing with his family alone, as I was during my time, and like Jesus was on the cross. He is being crucified in the press and on the world stage. But God! This story is not finished there may yet be coming a resurrection for the president, as much corruption becomes exposed. We don’t know how soon that will be, however we will serve God, we will fight on the battlefields, but we will fight as a holy army, serving our holy God in His will and His purposes and we will trust His outcome. In regard to the prophetic, my advice would be look at their lives, and the ones where you see good holy fruit, trust them and listen to them, because God said in 2 Chronicles 20:20 believe the prophets and you will prosper. Don’t rush to judgment, and when it becomes very clear that they have missed it, forgive them!

How to Prepare for the Changing Times!

 

The notable year of 2020 has ended and we have now entered the year 2021, now gearing up to be another notable year! It will now become increasingly important to be positioned securely in Christ, positioned in His truth, and positioned resolutely within a mindset of supernatural courage. Throughout the year 2020, ninety-nine percent of the world was caught off guard by the rollout of an agenda of evil planned over decades now called the Great Reset! This is not a conspiracy theory! Legitimate, sound sources of information are readily available for any who take the time to do their research.

One of the reasons information on this demonic agenda is now easier to access, is their scheme is to brazenly disclose their plans, while working to brainwash the masses into believing that what they are seeing, and hearing is not real. Through all forms of media, they force feed blatant and outrageous propaganda that defies all logic or common sense, and in a spirit of aggressive intimidation, threaten any who question, resist or dissent with cancellation—cancellation of your reputation, your job, your business—essentially your life!

It is not my intention to come across as a doomsayer, as I have full, absolute, and complete faith and confidence in God to accomplish His will on Earth, and I do know how the story ends—God is victorious, He reigns!  However, I do feel very strongly that both Christians and unbelievers need to be awakened, educated, and armed with the information to make important decisions that will affect their lives. We cannot sing kumbaya, hide from the truth, and pretend all is well—if it is not! This is pure folly! Rather, the important song we should be singing is “It is well with my soul.”

Now, more than ever, the times require bold and courageous leaders who know their God, are ready to do exploits, who are not afraid to speak truth. Leaders whose intention are not to simply tickle the ears of their people! Not too many were seeing ahead to these days, and were working with intentionality to prepare, equip and mobilize a generation of warriors for these times. A well known ministry out of Kansas City, is one of the few that I am aware of that were focused on warning of the encroaching evil agenda that was coming on the earth, while working urgently to instill the light of Christ and great faith to a generation of hundreds of thousand entrusted to them by God—many who tuned in online or attended their conferences. These were men and women—a vast majority from the younger generation, being prepared to lay down their lives—even as martyrs if necessary; many prepared as leaders and forerunners who chart the path ahead.

My intention is not to condemn or judge others who may have had another mandate from God, but this type of boot camp training has been sorely lacking in the Church. Too many, including myself sometimes, have been focused on the Glory side of Isaiah 60, while not heeding the warning of the coming deep darkness in the same passage. We have now entered a decade and a new era where the need of the hour is for a new breed of saints and leaders having discernment, possessing a Davidic anointing of the fearless warrior, and a Joseph anointing, embedded with God’s blueprint strategies for what to do in this new God dynamic—one that we have not yet experienced.  Many such saints have been in the fire for decades being prepared.

“You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.”  Genesis 50:20 

Twenty-seven years ago, God entered my life in an overly dramatic way and began to show me many things personally—for my life and my family’s life. I was very fearful as He also made it clear to me that He was returning, and I thought that he meant possibly that week! That week, however, has stretched into twenty-seven years; I still do not claim to understand the timings of God, but I do know that we are much closer to His return than we think—however many years that may be—and time is moving very quickly!

At that time one of the pictures the Lord instilled in my mind was of a hurricane where He was positioned in the Eye of the storm. There was absolute peace and stillness in the eye, however, surrounding the eye was a wide ring of swirling destruction. As the Eye moved closer, so did the ring of destruction. The swirling destruction represented the frantic efforts of the demonic to prevent the movements of Jesus. At that time, the Lord began to show me several things that I was instructed to research; with all the information I acquired, and in my immaturity as a new Christian, I felt very overwhelmed and alone. I also did not have the character and spiritual wholeness of soul to withstand the enemy’s assaults on my mind, my life, and my son’s life. After about seven years the Lord had me lay down all of it; I put all my research on a shelf, and I forgot about it. Until 2020! Little by little God has begun to bring certain things back to mind that He had shown me at that time.

God absolutely sees the end from the beginning and His plan is unfolding—a plan that will now lead His people into a decade of notable breakthroughs on many fronts. This year will be another year of turmoil and shaking; nevertheless, with God it is possible for His people to prosper in the midst of turmoil and persecution! Despite all that the enemy will be rolling out, the Church is coming into an unprecedented time, where the Son of God will be revealed in and through a prepared people—a people whose will is the Lord’s will! A people called to not only show the marvelous virtues of Christ—Love, mercy, and compassion—but also to reveal His great power in the earth! Paul expected to see the power of God in operation in God’s people. He said:

“But I will come to you shortly, if the Lord wills, and I will know, not the word of those who are puffed up, but the power. For the kingdom of God is not in word but in power.” 1 Corinthians 4:20 

The power of God and the supernatural is about to be revealed in and through the saints, making His disciples distinguishable on Earth. Paul said he would be able to recognize an authentic follower of Christ by the power, for the Kingdom of God was in power.  He made an astonishing statement in Galatians 1:15-16 that reveals the distinctive mark of a life in full surrender to God.

But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother’s womb and called me through His grace, to reveal His Son in me, that I might preach Him among the Gentiles, I did not immediately confer with flesh and blood.”

The Greek word reveal in this verse is apokalupto and means to take of the cover and to disclose. The world reveal is also defined as: to make known to others something previously unknown or secret; to cause or allow something to be seen; to make something known to humans by divine or supernatural means.

Paul said that God was pleased to reveal Christ in him! God took the cover of Paul off, and revealed the Christ in Him. Its important to get this! God supernaturally caused the indwelling Christ in all His fullness and power to be known, and seen in Paul, by others.  God is about to remove the covering and allow Himself to be clearly seen in us, and His great power revealed through us. Others will see what they have not seen in us previously! God’s manifest Presence is about to change everything!

Dwight L. Moody, the nineteenth century evangelist, was praying for an encounter with God and to receive a baptism of His power.  He did encounter God while secluded alone in a room for hours and left that room filled with the power from on high. He said that the day after this experience, God revealed Himself to him; his preaching remained the same but countless souls became saved. That is the power and Presence of God—not only indwelling a life but resting upon that life in power—the Son of God revealed in a man or a woman! Such a life is empowered by remaining faithful, yielding all to the living God in full surrender, while maintaining an expectancy for what He is about to do in and through us!

As we prepare to move out in the power of God, it will be important to also move with great wisdom, fully aware the dynamic of the times we are moving into. Times have changed and the challenges are exceptional. As we press into God for direction, He will give each one direction and strategy unique to their call and mandate. During a recent time of prayer, I was a bit startled with a word I received from the Lord in Luke 22:34, here, Jesus asked His disciples, if when He instructed them not to take money, or a bag with them, when He sent them out into the villages to preach, if they had need of anything. Their answer was that they had need of Nothing. He then said to them:

“But now,  he who has a money bag, let him take it, and likewise a knapsack; and he who has no sword, let him sell his garment and buy one. For I say to you that this which is written must still be accomplished in Me: ‘And he was numbered with the transgressors.’ For the things concerning Me have an end.” Luke 22:35-36

In this passage, Jesus’ stark departure from His normal stance on peace and non-retaliation took me by surprise, especially as within this very same chapter He rebukes Peter for cutting of the soldier’s ear, and said to him, “Those who live by the sword would die by the sword.” In researching commentaries about this passage, I found a variety of views. Some took it as a call and a right to take up arms, while others believed he was only speaking figuratively. I believe every individual must hear for themselves a word from the Lord as to what they are responsible to do in the matter of arms. People live under different circumstances, having differing calls and direction from God. I do not sense God leading me to get armed in the natural, however, I have friends who hold to both views.

Whichever view is taken, what is clear is that Jesus was warning that times were about to change, and was instructing them how to be ready for it!  Professor Moyer Hubbard states in an article related to this passage: “Jesus is warning his followers—in his characteristically attention-riveting manner—that in the coming days they will need to be prepared for a spiritual battle like they have never before experienced, and it will require a radically different mindset and approach.”

In this passage Jesus was warning His disciples that they were about to move into a season of warfare with danger ahead. So, what was the crisis that the disciples had to be prepared for, that would change everything? We are shown, within the very same chapter and shortly after he made that statement, that Jesus was betrayed, arrested, and later crucified. After this everything did change for His followers—the persecution began, Peter denied Jesus three times in fear; the disciples began to meet in secret, and Paul began a violent campaign against the followers of Christ.

Could Jesus now be giving us a warning, and sounding an alarm that things are about to change for Christians and for Christianity? It is important to now have understanding and discern the times regarding the conflicting movements of revival, awakenings, coupled with persecution. This decade will reveal the dichotomy of the two existing realities of darkness and light co-existing on the world sphere. On one hand we prepare for the worst and on the other we expect God’ absolute best to breakthrough in our lives, and His ability to reveal His Son in us to rise and face the challenges—while also revealing His peace, joy and love in all we do!

In a recent article that I wrote, I shared that history has shown that times of great revivals and times of increased salvations, came usually in volatile times surrounded by persecution. In my last word God revealed that 2021 would be a year of darkness and of great light, with the darkness bearing fruit exponentially and the light and Glory also increasing exponentially and bearing big supernatural fruit!

In the day of Harvest, and the Day of His Power, it is understandable that there will be battles as the enemy will move to protect their prey fiercely and aggressively. However, God declares in His Word that the prey will be taken from the enemy, that they must release their captives (Is. 49:25).

This leads us to the question of how then do we prepare and what must we do? How do we stand and face the challenges ahead? First and foremost, we must be firmly anchored in Christ! Second, we must trust and have confidence in His ability to guide and direct us in every situation we may face. Third, we must intentionally grow in our understanding of God’s supernatural Power, His ability to save and rescue the lost, and then begin to move out in this power. Fourth we must overcome our fears and not be afraid to take the risks of obedience to His directions. Fifth, be firmly planted in and accountable to a Church or a group or house church, with those you can trust, having both wisdom and courage.

“Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.  For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.” Ephesians 6:13

Could Jesus now be giving us a warning, and sounding an alarm that things are about to change for Christians and for Christianity? It is important to now have understanding and discern the times regarding the conflicting movements of revival, awakenings, coupled with persecution. This decade will reveal the dichotomy of the two existing realities of darkness and light co-existing on the world sphere. On one hand we prepare for the worst and on the other we expect God’ absolute best to breakthrough in our lives, and His ability to reveal His Son in us to rise and face the challenges—while also revealing His peace, joy and love in all we do.

In a recent article that I wrote, I shared that history has shown that times of great revivals and times of increased salvations, came usually in volatile times surrounded by persecution. In my last word God revealed that 2021 would be a year of darkness and of great light, with the darkness bearing fruit exponentially and the light and Glory also increasing exponentially and bearing big supernatural fruit.

In the day of Harvest, and the Day of His Power, it is understandable that there will be battles as the enemy will move to protect their prey fiercely and aggressively. However, God declares in His Word that the prey will be taken from the enemy, that they must release their captives (Is. 49:25).

This leads us to the question of how then do we prepare and what must we do? How do we stand and face the challenges ahead? First and foremost, we must be firmly anchored in Christ! Second, we must trust and have confidence in His ability to guide and direct us in every situation we may face. Third, we must intentionally grow in our understanding of God’s supernatural Power, His ability to save and rescue the lost, and then begin to move out in this power. Fourth we must overcome our fears and not be afraid to take the risks of obedience to His directions. Fifth, be firmly planted in and accountable to a Church or a group or house church, with those you can trust, having both wisdom and courage.