Author: Faith Marie Baczko

Christian Author & Prophetic Teacher Ministering internationally.

THE LAUNCH OF ASCENSION INTO A NEW ERA!

 

September 18th Rosh Hashanah marked the beginning of the new Jewish Year 5781, that will take us into the year 2021 on the Gregorian Calendar.  Normally, at this time, I would look into the Hebrew name and definition of the number one, however, before doing so, I immediately heard and understood from the Lord that the number one represented a beginning—but of something that is brand new, that had not been done previously—that it represented the initiation or launch of a New Era, with new endeavors reserved specifically for this time.  It is impossible to predict and figure out God as He so loves to bless His people with surprises and suddenlies!  WE ARE ABOUT TO EXPERIENCE A SUDDENLY OF GOD! I sensed the Lord saying that for many, this Rosh Hashanah will see doors opening suddenly to initiatives and strategies kept hidden in the heart of God, reserved specifically for this milestone of history.

Even as the shakings, the rumblings and the spiritual warfare in the earth continue, the saints of God will begin to occupy the places reserved for them for this hour of history. As obstacles are removed, and the way parts before them, the saints will begin to step up to stand in new levels of supernatural increase and boldness, that works to secure key positions in Christ’s power and authority—THE SUPERNATURAL IS ABOUT TO BECOME NORMAL. For this notable hour, Heaven has succeeded in procuring for the people of God, key job positions, business opportunities, new buildings and home purchases, purposed to significantly impact God’s initiatives to turn the tide of History.

Many will now receive unexpected phone calls, divine appointments and fresh downloads of ideas, supported by the ways and means to get the job done. God’s supernatural favor is now descending upon His people to clear the path ahead. God is about to move to exceed our expectations beyond what we could have imagined our thought! Divine Hutzpah will now come upon the saints to trigger them to take the bold steps that are needed, steps that they never thought they could or would take.

Over the earlier part of this year, during the time between the Passover Feast and Pentecost, the Lord inspired me to lead three prayer thrusts all characterized by rocket launches—the Space Force actually lunched a rocket at that time, without us having prior knowledge of that.  At the time, God did birth and launch some specific initiatives in our Ministry, establishing us for the season ahead.  Passover and Pentecost 2020 were especially powerful, a time where we saw God at work building enduring relationships in the Body of Christ—most significantly with Messianic Jews. The Holy Spirit was preparing the foundation and setting us on the path for the Body to become a Bride and the One New Man Jesus died to bring forth.

While working on this word, God reminded me of this time and the revelations of the rockets being launched—the implication was that we were now once again launching in this new Hebraic year of 1581. My question to the Lord was then, as we had already launched at Pentecost what was the significance to us now during this Fall Feast season?  The Lord then gave me a vision of a rocket that had already launched, breaking apart in space.  The lower half broke away and fell back to earth, as the other half ascended into the Heavenly realms. I saw that this was a continuation of what began at Pentecost. The Lord then began to impart the significance of what this meant in this new beginning and His plans for this New Era.

To comprehend the revelation, it is important to understand the reason why rockets break apart in space. In researching this I discovered that rockets need a vast amount of fuel to overcome Earth’s gravity, stored in two or three sections of the rocket. When a section has used up all its fuel it then separates to get rid of the dead weight, that falls back to earth or gets burned up in the atmosphere.

The Lord equated this with His present work and began to show me that A SEPARATION WAS COMING. The Body of Christ had burned up the fuel of the last season, that had work to bring us this far! We are now primed to shed the dead weight of the garbage we have been carrying for possibly decades even centuries. This is the dead weight of carnality, and the things and ways of the world that have no part in Christ! These are things we cannot take with us into the higher places of the supernatural God intends to take us.

The Love of the world keeps us earthbound and causes us to be weighed down, tied to things that count for nothing; things that are temporary and have no place in eternity. The love of the world sets us up for disappointment when things don’t turn out the way we expected, as God is resisting our sin nature.

“You expected much, but see, it turned out to be little. What you brought home, I blew away. Why?” declares the LORD Almighty. “Because of my house, which remains a ruin, while each of you is busy with your own house.”  Haggai 1:9

“Don’t set the affections of your heart on this world or in loving the things of the world. The love of the Father and the love of the world are incompatible. For all that the world can offer us—the gratification of our flesh, the allurement of the things of the world, and the obsession with status and importance—none of these things come from the Father but from the world. This world and its desires are in the process of passing away, but those who love to do the will of God live forever.”   1 John 2:15-17 TPT

God began to highlight some of the baggage that we are carrying that must be left behind on earth; baggage that belongs to the world and has no place in Christ. God is examining our hearts and motivations, whether we are being driven by our desire for position and recognition or by our desire for His Glory and His Kingdom purposes. Many in the Church including leaders, in their drive to be first and the most successful, have wasted precious time and energy, debating each other, preaching to each other, fighting over pet doctrines, majoring on minor issues and tearing down precious leaders God has anointed—all of this, while we are living in a most diabolical time of history and the world is desperate and in need of salvation.

The enemy has used many things to divide and weaken us as a Body, and to distract us from our work in the most critical hour of history.  Our strength and the power to impact the world and drive back the forces of darkness will only come from our union and decision to stand together and support each other. We then become a force backed by the power of God.

Philippians 2:1-5 says “Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ…then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus.”

This is the nature of the One we serve that must become ours, and it grows in our lives as we choose the way of the Cross!  It is freedom to recognize the excellence of someone else’s work; to support and celebrate them! So many don’t understand this God quality of becoming a part of someone else’s success; this is an absolute necessity now—the need for partnership in the work to advance the Kingdom of God on Earth. 

For those that choose to let go of the dead weights of control and carnality, to break away from the things characteristic of the world, THIS WILL BECOME THE ERA OF SUPERNATURAL POWER AND MIRACLES, of the exploration of new frontiers and grand possibilities found in Christ alone! These sons and daughters will be launched and ascend to the heights of benevolence in Christ in the Heavenly places! They will be given access to the courts of heaven; they will receive, revelation, understanding and intelligence and the wisdom to know what they are to do in these times. The word of God in their mouths will be released with fire to set the enemy’s plans ablaze and destroy their strongholds.

In the new season now beginning, God will move powerfully to bless and support those who support others, and who build up rather than tear down. These will begin to experience the abundance of the favor of God working to establish them in strong eternal partnership in this time. The Heart of Christ is to bless, expand and build the people of God.  The Wind of the Holy Spirit is coming into the House of God bringing fresh clean air. For many, this will be a New Era of unity, of honor, of building lasting and enduring partnerships—the catalyst that ushers in the commanded blessing of God upon His people and for this decade.

“For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height—to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Ephesians 3:14-19

The Reprieve, Donald Trump, & The Coming Election!

 

Before the 2016 elections in the United States, I published a prophetic word on my website that was later published on The Elijah List. I wrote that the Lord had showed me that Donald Trump would win the election and He gave me a single word that would characterize the next decade ahead, and possibly even longer; the word was reprieve, I shared:

“At first, I thought the word reprieve 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 and, a warrant authorizing the delay!  One of the definitions of the word warrant is: something as considered being the positive assurance of a thing.  I believe a Donald Trump’s presidency is God’s warrant—a positive assurance of a far-reaching reprieve!

As I contemplated the idea of a reprieve, and with an urgency from the Lord to understand His desires, a question began to form in my spirit: “Lord, if in Your mercy we have been granted a reprieve—a window of time, what does that mean to how we must now live and function during this season? What kind of Christian will 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.

The 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!”

Over the past 4 years, I am not so sure that we have fully understood this! We are presently in the midst of this reprieve—a slot of time to get the job done, very much connected to God’s work through Donald J. Trump in relation to Israel, empowering the Church, the appointment of judges, to abortion, the annihilation of human trafficking and pedophilia that is becoming rampant.  The enemy’s chief aim is to gain power over the world, to annihilate Israel and prevent the theocratic rule of God on Earth from becoming established in Jerusalem, Israel: “The law will go out from Zion, the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.” Israel is the reason the Trump presidency is vital, and why I am certain that He will win again.

We have  been given a reprieve, a window of opportunity that will one day close! I have been saying this with urgency before Donald Trump became president and since! The forces that mobilized the demonic machine before the last election is mobilizing again using the same tools, disinformation, propaganda and violence, and now added to the mix is the plague of Covid-19! The demonic forces have mobilized to prevent everything God has purposed during this time, especially through Donald Trump presidency.

For this reason, it is vital that we mobilize in an even greater way to pray and intercede again for the upcoming elections, as God will move through the intercession of His people, when we mobilize and take our place! It is key for those who call themselves followers of Christ, and those who are leaders to have clean hands and a pure heart, as many prophetic voices are now saying. The Word of God tells us in 1 Peter 4:7 that judgment begins at the House of God and that if we would judge ourselves, we would not be judged.

 “But when we are judged, it is the Lord’s training so that we will not be condemned along with the world.” 1 Corinthians 11:32  TPT

We are now at a Crossroads of History where we will most certainly be plunged into darkness unless God’s people rise up with the courage to fight! The stakes are high!  The Sons of God must arise…that is you and me! The dragon is seeking to devour the birth and rise of God’s sons and daughters—We will only be victorious if we choose to stand on the principles written in Revelation 12:10-11B

“Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, “Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down. 

  • And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb
  • And by the word of their testimony,
  • And they did not love their lives to the death.”

This is the Cross in action. The Cross is the only weapon that defeated these forces and it is the only weapon that will continue to do so! The Cross is the only weapon the enemy understands, and the Blood is the only thing that causes them to recoil in fear!

There must be more than cursory pleading of the Blood in this season. The enemy will only be defeated by a life that lives and is characterized by the Blood—a life that no longer lives for themselves, their good name or their position, but for Christ, where Christ is evident and at the forefront! This is a new warfare we are entering and will be fought and won with wisdom—the wisdom of God!

We have been created to make known to principalities and powers the manifold wisdom of God!  God’s wisdom is represented in the Cross! The Cross is foolishness to the world, but it is the power of God to those who are saved, as it says in 1 Corinthians 1:18!  God is enlisting and assembling the mature into a cohesive power packed force, fused with the life force of the Trinity, and driven by the authority and determination of God.

 “However, we speak wisdom among those who are mature, yet not the wisdom of this age, nor of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing.” 1 Corinthians 2:6

I have felt an urgency in my spirit that God is calling for a move of repentance in the Body of Christ; that He desires a cleansing of the heart of His House, from the things we have allowed to take precedence over the mandate and call on our lives, and the simplicity of service to our King. Repentance in humility has preceded every revival in history and will prepare us with the integrity, humility and character necessary to carry the weight of this next move of God. Doors are about to swing wide open for many who have been trained in obedience, persevered through the fire of training and count their lives as nothing in light of His Kingdom purposes.

Paul lived the life of the Cross, he stated that he counted everything in this life as nothing in order to know Christ in His suffering and in the power of His resurrection His statement in Philippians 3:12-14 is one that we must now fully embrace as we press forward in the good fight of faith.

 “…but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Therefore, let us, as many as are mature, have this mind.”

God’s Fireworks are about to begin, let us be sober, alert and ready to stand resolute in the Victory of our Lord!

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The Reprieve, Donald Trump & The Coming Elections

Glory Zones

Based on the last word I published—Systems Deployed,  I would like to continue to look at the principle and blueprint of Systems in terms of Apostolic Hubs, or what I refer to as Glory Zones! These are protected Cities of Refuge & Cities of defense—functioning on systems established by God. They are being created to stand against demonic assault in the completing era of things! These systems, operate with precision within a God established leadership structure and within order.

The definition of the word system provides insight into God’s intention—a set of things working together as parts of a mechanism or an interconnecting network—working together is the key to their effectiveness. Systems can be represented within a House, a City or an Army; all are facets of the end-time systems God is setting in place within Glory Zones across the Earth that are directed toward His ends, set to accomplish His will in these times.

Systems running together create synergy! Synergy is defined as:—THE COMBINED POWER OF A GROUP OF THINGS WHEN THEY ARE WORKING TOGETHER, THAT IS GREATER THAN THE TOTAL POWER ACHIEVED BY EACH WORKING SEPARATELY (Cambridge Dictionary).

Greater impact is therefore created when we work together as opposed to independently of each other! The point is there is structure and authority within systems, producing productivity and resilience! The parts within a system must agree and work together in a unity of purpose—God’s purpose, within God’s blueprint, with God’s end in view.

The ability to function within the constraints of Godly character is needed to receive direction. This produces the stability that comes through an understanding of being under authority. God is preparing Glory Hubs and Zones having this dynamic, through which He can birth His purposes in the Earth.

This era will be characterized by intense warfare as the enemies of God align themselves to oppose God and resist the moves of God, as they will not easily give up a billion souls easily. We are presently in the travail to birth a new era in our history, and collectively we are God’s birthing vessel.

God is presently showcasing the difference between darkness and Light. This is working to produce great division and a sifting in all sectors of society and within the Church. The Church will be attacked both from within and from without. It will be a time when great wisdom will be needed in our warfare, a time to be wise as serpents and harmless as doves (Matt. 10:16).

An outstanding feature of the coming apostolic Glory Zones will therefore be defense. Warriors will stand as sentinels at the gates of these cities. They will be given intelligence, wisdom and discernment to watch, guard and protect:

“In that day the LORD of hosts will be for a crown of glory and a diadem of beauty To the remnant of His people, For a spirit of justice to him who sits in judgment, And for strength to those who turn back the battle at the gate.” Isaiah 28:6

The Significance of God’s ordained Leadership Structure

There is much to be understood of God’s ways in the bible account of Rehoboam, having great relevance to these times. King Solomon had died, and the people asked Rehoboam the new king, to lighten the burden upon them and they would serve him. Rather than taking the counsel of the elders, Rehoboam took the counsel of the young men he grew up with and chose the keep the heavy yoke on the people. However, a curious statement is then made:

“So the king did not listen to the people; for the turn of events WAS FROM GOD, that the LORD might fulfill His word…So Israel has been in rebellion against the house of David to this day” 2 Chronicles 10:1, 19.

The people chose to reject Rehoboam’s rule, however, God saw their rejection and departure as rebellion! Rehoboam joined with the tribe of Benjamin and prepared to make war with Israel and their leader Jeroboam. He assembled one hundred and eighty thousand men from Judah who were chosen as warriors to fight against Israel (v. 1). However, God then sent an important word to Rehoboam that is relevant to us today:

“You shall not go up or fight against your brethren! Let every man return to his house, for this thing is from Me.2 Chronicles 11:4

The kingdom became divided and entered a state of war. Jeroboam took ten tribes under his rule, and because he was afraid of his people going up to Jerusalem to worship God, as ordained by God, he established his own places of worship, appointed his own priests and began worshiping idols (v.15).

But Rehoboam obeyed God, returned to Jerusalem and began to build cities of defense! These cities were built in Judah, which means praise, and in Benjamin where Jerusalem was established as God’s ordained place of worship and resting place.

God Equips & Provides for His purposes!

These cities represent fortified strongholds armed with Kingdom intelligence, strategic in spiritual warfare and intercession—they fight not against flesh or against their brothers and sisters. God is in the midst of such cities, they are therefore supplied with everything that is needed:

“Rehoboam fortified the strongholds, and put captains or leaders in them, and stores of food, oil, and wine. Also in every city he put shields and spears, and made them very strong.” 2 Chronicles 11:11

God will have an abundance of spiritual food in these cities, spiritual food but also natural food. God will always make sure His children are fed. These cities will be rich in the Word of God. Teaching and training will play a foundational part in the building up of these Glory Zones.

The Oil represents the anointing. The anointing will allow the gifts to flow in these cities with Divine wisdom. The gifts to teach, preach, heal the sick, raise the dead, cast out demons and perform supernatural acts, will function with power. There will be an anointing on the servants of the Lord in these cities surpassing anything we have seen as the sons of God dwell there. These Apostolic Hubs are God’s powerhouses or energy plants supplying power to regions. They will be storerooms filled with a sufficient supply of oil.

These Hubs will also have an abundant supply of wine. God has been saving His best wine for last. He is preparing to serve a wine to the world, not tasted before. This wine has been ageing for two thousand years. The church has come across with mostly judgment, condemnation, internal fighting and strife. We have left a bad taste in people’s mouths. The people of God in the last days will serve the pure undiluted wine of the Holy Spirit to bringing joy, refreshing and the love of God to a parched and desperate world.

Shields Up! Faith United!

I heard the Lord say, “Shields up!” Shields in these cities speak of faith creating a united front and wall of defense. Strong faith will be characteristic of these cities. They will be inhabited by people who are mighty in faith, who believe all things are possible with God. These shields will be a defense against any attacks from the enemy. These cities will provide shelter for the army of God, who will be made ready, trained and equipped to march forward into the battle. These are men and women of courage who fear nothing but their God.

The principle to be gleaned from this account of Rehoboam, is that it was ultimately a test from God to reveal who would submit to His ordained authority and divine order.

A sifting was taking place in preparation for the establishment of Glory Hubs—cities with foundations. Those who stayed, passed the test, and showed by their actions that their love for God and obedience to God surpassed their own desire for comfort. This is a hard lesson to learn but God is looking for warriors and leaders of character to carry His authority.

In wartime, there are grave consequences to lack of submission and order. Even so, many will choose the way of pride and split away from the protection of God’s plan. God resists the proud! God is knocking at the gates of cities and on the doors of churches wherever man’s control, independence and self-sufficiency has forced Him out. Within the Glory Zones of the faithful and obedient, this song will be sung:

“We have a strong city; God will appoint salvation for walls and bulwarks. Open the gates that the righteous nation which keeps the truth may enter in.” Isaiah 26:1-2

God’s Prepared Storehouses

We have been in a season of abundance—an abundance of revelation, of the prophetic word, of teaching of worship songs. It has been almost impossible to keep up with the CD’s, the messages, the videos, and the books—however the treasures of God are being stored within His people as we move toward a season of ‘mean and lean’ in the Earth. This does not seem to fit with the picture of great revival and great harvest. Yet, in examining Church history, beginning with the book of Acts, we see that most outpourings have been surrounded (before, during or after), by great storms, persecution, or economic woes.

Great harvest and times of abundance do not seem to happen together. When people have everything they need, they are blind to the fact they are in need of God, and of being saved. Tremendous Church growth is usually found in the hard times and in times of persecution. People search for God in desperate times. The greatest harvest is coming into the church right now under present persecution and chaos.

Those that have been filling up during the abundance of God’s River being poured out, will have plenty of food, wine and oil during the times of famine. In Joseph’s day, “The famine was over all the face of the earth” (Gen. 41:56).During the years of plenty, Joseph stored food in Cities: “He laid up in every city the food of the fields which surrounded them.” (Gen. 41:48)

These are the cities of defense and refuge, where the food, oil and the wine are now being stored. God has been preparing ‘Joseph’s and ‘Joseph’ Churches to be storehouses, those who have been in pits and prisons, misunderstood and persecuted as part of their preparation, who will become the administrators of food in the time of famine. God has been storing food in churches, leaders, and ministries in cities all over the world. IN JOSEPH’S DAY, THE WORLD HAD TO COME TO JOSEPH TO GET FOOD—the only place food was available!

We have entered times of shakings on the Earth, but it is in times of judgment that the Earth learns righteousness as Isaiah 26:19 states: “For when Your judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.”In these desperate times, amid the darkness, the world will be drawn to the Light and Glory of God upon His people who will, “…shine as lights in the world.”

Systems Deployed!

Over the last six months God has continually pressed me with the words launch and rocket. From January of 2019 He revealed that May 2020 would be the Launch, and over Pentecost the Space X rocket was launched as a confirming sign that lift off had taken place—we had ascended in measure from the earthly into the Lord’s sphere powered by His agenda. Recently the Lord revealed to me that July 4th would be a marker day, and that the Month of July—the entrance through a door into a season of release, characterized by strength, authority and power in the Body of Christ. As I worked to wrap up new projects He has given me for release in this season, I was pondering about where we now were in His timings of things, when I heard Him say, “It is time to land this thing,’ this, in reference to what had been launched. I then heard Him say, “Systems are deployed.” I wasn’t clear on exactly what that meant, so I checked the definitions of these words; the word system is defined as:

A set of things working together as parts of an interconnecting network or mechanism: a complex whole. 

Of physics: a set of organs in the body with a common structure or function.

The word deploy means:

To move troops or equipment into position for military action, to bring into effective action.

Both these words are key to what is presently taking place in the spiritual realm. In the preparation that the saints have endured over the past 20-30 years under the hand of the Holy Spirit, has readied them to be deployed in the season of the ‘New Thing.’ God’s creative Life Force is about to be unconstrained, let loose, and discharged through systems, and networks, deployed in strategic settings throughout the Globe.

These systems are comprised of saints who have committed in serve God in obedience, to link arms in authentic unions that will be power packed with the energy force of God, ready to explode in the earth’s atmosphere. We are God’s storehouses He has been storing and filling up with His treasures, prepared to serve the harvest for the time of famine.

A friend of mine, a father in the faith, recently told me that God revealed to him that He was about to establish Glory Pods all over the earth—and that many were being raised up to steward these Glory pods. When He said that, I was reminded of Isaiah 4:5-6:

“Then the LORD will create over all of Mount Zion and over those who assemble there a cloud of smoke by day and a glow of flaming fire by night; over everything the glory will be a canopy. It will be a shelter and shade from the heat of the day, and a refuge and hiding place from the storm and rain.”

I believe these Glory pods are cities and communities of refuge from the present and coming storms on the earth. They are God created systems establish and designed as a network, a metron possessing the dynamic of the supernatural, where food, spiritual weapons of authority and heavenly provision are stored.

The word metron is used in 2 Corinthians 10:13 defined as a sphere or a portion; These are spheres set apart for God and His purposes–His portion. A metron In physics it is a two-dimensional quantum of multi-dimensional space. In this, I believe God is revealing of a measured-out sphere or pod of Glory, where Heaven meets Earth, and is imbued with a tangible dynamic of the supernatural.

These pods are spheres and portals where the angelic ascend and descend with strategies, provision and assistance. They work to accomplish the will of God in partnership with saints who have been intentional about becoming, one cooperative system—one network, functioning in unity, work together to advance the cause of Christ.

In this Hour God is moving with favour and great Grace on those who have made family and unity their emphasis. Those who choose to continue to move in a territorial and independent spirit run the risk of being left behind.

We have been chosen to live in this significant hour of History where the body of Christ must begin to take their place and work together; unfortunately, it has taken persecution against the people of God for us to begin partner together for the Kingdom. Nevertheless, we now have an opportunity and a window of time to move forward intentionally to love and support each other in the gift and the part God has entrusted to each of us to steward.

We have entered a season of war, in the spiritual and in the natural, none of which has taken God by surprise—God has been preparing for this moment. We will not enter this decade as weak fearful saints, but as a fearless apostolic people sent to release the life, power and love of God on planet earth! God reminded me of the scripture we all know so well, but revealed it to me with a fresh anointing for this hour:

“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28

His emphasis was on the ALL THINGS that will work together for good for the called—even the chaos and the insanity! God has the power to turn it around for good! Moses thought it was the end when he reached the Red Sea, as there was no way out; but God told him to lift up his rod of authority, and when he did God answered with power and opened a way where there was none! God can do it again!

God impressed upon me that we were not to get caught up in pointless debate, that we are convincing no one other than those who already agree with us. It is good to be aware of world events, but the world is in the state that it is because it does not know Jesus and has never experienced His love—that is our job—to spread His love abroad and introduce Him to the harvest.

Transformational change comes by ascending above it all, by lifting up the name of Jesus—the only one who can change people’s minds, the only one that can transform a life, the only one worthy of our attention—the one Who is, Who was and Who is to come, the Almighty!

We have now arrived at an appointed moment in history where God is now deploying an army of apostolic warriors that He has prepared and equipped for such a time as this! Troops and systems are about to be deployed, sent out into the battlefield armed with the Love and the power of God. Our initiatives and prepared Ministries are about to make a landing having impact and weight in their assigned metron.

Let us choose to rise and become a crescendo of apostolic voices raised to glorify and declare the praises of Jesus, our great King, and to spread His love and His fame into all the nations!

Lift Off!

Over the last five months I have written many words about rockets, thrusts and launching; all related to a word God gave me in January 2019, that May 2020 would be THE LAUNCH.  I had no idea what that meant or what 2020 would look like. However, this year in March He said to me 3, 2, 1 lift off!  May was the month of LIFT OFF! I knew that Pentecost 2020 was going to be very significant in the movements of God, that would shift His people into a new dynamic of Church over the next decade. The people of God would be launched from an earthly dynamic into a Heavenly and supernatural one, with an added element imbued to their message—the leadership of the Lord, His voice and His Presence! The Commander of the armies of Heaven was coming to take over!

I was very surprised when I learned that SpaceX was scheduled to launch its first rocket into space on the weekend of the Feast of Pentecost, on the 30th, the day between when Messianic Jews and Gentile believers celebrate Pentecost. This was historic, as the first such launch in nine years. I knew that this could not be a coincidence, that it was a sign and confirmation from the Lord of LIFT OFF! However, I was disappointed when I discovered that the Rocket was named Falcon and the part that separated and went into space was called Dragon!  I was puzzled why, if this was a sign, God would allow it to be called these names.  As I was praying about this, I heard the Lord say check the definition.  I then discovered that a falcon was a bird of prey that killed with its beak as opposed to hawks and eagles that kill with their feet, a revelation of the power of the voice in the decade of the voice!  I was also surprised to learn of two meanings for the word dragon that I was not aware of; the first was, a formidable and fierce woman, and the second was a soldier armed with a musket—a weapon.

I began to see and understand a few things with the Lord’s leading. The fierce and formidable women represented the rising and launch of the Lord’s Bride as seen in Revelation’s chapter twelve. The woman in this chapter represented the global Body of Christ crowned by twelve stars representing Israel. The Man Child given birth in verse five is not a baby, as the Greek term uihos is used, but but rather it is the birth of the mature Son of Jew and Gentile in union with Christ, thereby producing the One New Man of His ultimate intention, brought forth for this hour!

The Soldier armed with a musket represents this One New Man. The history of the name musket comes from a time when small canons would be given names of birds of prey like the Falconet; the Italians borrowed this idea with the moschetto—the name of a sparrow hawk that later became the musket rifle.

In these two definitions—the Woman and the Soldier, I believe that God is signifying that war in the Heavens has begun. In Revelation 12:3 the red dragon of satan makes its appearance:

And another sign appeared in heaven: behold, a great, fiery red dragon having seven heads and ten horns, and seven diadems on his heads.”

The dragon’s seven heads represent its governmental rule over the earth. The dragon knows its time is short and is threatened by the birth of this great army of sons and daughters of God, now being released, and attempts to devour them at their inauguration. War has begun and it is time to fight! We fight on our knees; we fight with our mouths like the Falcon under-girded with the power and authority of our King and Commander.

 “And war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought…” Revelation 12:7

Satan’s time is short and is presently releasing chaos on the earth; the forces of darkness will not easily release a billion souls, however verse 11 declares that the people of God overcome and win! God has His own Falcon and Dragon released to go on the offensive to devour to release their prey.

“And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.”

God’s definition of short, when it comes to time, is not necessarily ours, there is much yet to be done and a great Harvest to reap that could take us many years in the future, however we are on a trajectory to the return of Christ and have been given a window of time to work.

Israel present existence in the land is a sign that we are in these last days.  We sometimes forget this, but their return was just over 70 years ago, the fulfillment of many prophecies in scripture related to the last days. Israel in the land is preparation for the return of Jesus, whose feet will one day stand on the Mount of olives.

As Jewish and Gentile believers, have through humility, began the process of coming into a true and authentic union over this past Passover through to Pentecost; that union became the oil providing the thrust for LIFT OFF at this Pentecost!

Passover to Pentecost was preparation for the Launch; the LIFT OFF has taken place! I heard the Lord say, “Now boldly go where no man has gone before!” Let us rise to this historic moment with boldness and with courage to serve the Living God and be reminded that he said in Isaiah, that no strongman can withstand the power of the Lord and keep His Harvest prisoner:

“But thus says the LORD: “Even the captives of the mighty shall be taken away, And the prey of the terrible be delivered; For I will contend with him who contends with you, And I will save your children.”  Isaiah 49:25

Ready or Not Here I Come!

 

In January of 2019 the Lord told me there would be no traveling for me that year, that I was to focus on the assignment He had given me to prepare resources and schools. He impressed upon me that we would launch in May 2020. This was my understanding that 2020, was the year of launching. I had no understanding of what awaited the world in 2020, but recently the Lord impressed upon me to look over what I had written since Rosh Hashanah 2019.

I was surprised at the amount of times I referred to rockets and launching and was searching to understand the significance of this. God was also highlighting the title of each Word I had written and certain parts that stood out to me, excerpts I am including here:

SEPTEMBER:  THE COMING DECADE OF THE VOICE OF THE LORD!

“Thrust is also the propulsive force that gives lift off. God is the thrust and propulsive force of His people, that moves them, sends them and clothes them with power to carry out His will. In the decade ahead the people of God will find themselves suddenly thrust out into new arenas, LOCKED AND LOADED with the power of the VOICE OF THE LORD. He is saying now as He said to Jeremiah, “I am ready to perform My Word!”    

OCTOBER: CANADA ARISE TO YOUR GOD GIVEN DESTINY!

God had told me to re-post a word I had written about 4 years ago. He said to re-post it because it was Canada’s time to rise! It is a time for the Nations to arise to their destiny.

“Over the past few weeks the Lord has been stirring my heart in regard to Canada’s destiny and a coming invasion of the angelic host. God has chosen specific nations, released to run at appointed times in History as a catalyst for the unfolding of His transcendent plan.”

NOVEMBER: THE ROAR OF A HEAVENLY INVASION!

It has begun!! Recently John Kilpatrick had a vision where God told him the angelic hosts were now being released!

“It now seems clear that we are no longer waiting for God to move—HE HAS MOVED! The evidence of this is beginning to break out all over the world. Hollywood is being greatly affected, stadiums are filling up with worship, revivals are breaking out in certain cities. Despite the circumstance around us in regard to politics, the economy, in our nations and in our communities, the people of God are suddenly sensing a RISING in their spirits coming upon them and a shaking of the ground beneath them…the armies of God are riding in unison to gather in the Harvest and defeat the enemies of God!”

DECEMBER: BIG THINGS ARE COMING!

I didn’t fully understand what this meant…how big the things that were about to come upon us!

“Recently, as I was praying, I heard the Lord’s voice boom in my spirit, “BIG THINGS!” BIG THINGS are coming!!” The Lord sometimes takes a very long time to move, but when He does finally move, it is sometimes accompanied by “…noises, thunderings, lightnings and earthquakes.”

JANUARY: STAY IN THE PLACE OF ASCENDANCY IN 2020

In this word I had a vision on myself standing in a boat on choppy waters in the midst of a raging storm, but my hands were raised to heaven as I praised Him in the midst of it! God was highlighting the need for thanksgiving and prayer during the storms that were to come in this year and the decade ahead!

“Sometimes people can be shy about praising aloud, but God wants to hear YOUR VOICE! Praise is a declaration of the power, might and character of our God, out loud! Not only does God want to hear us say the words, praise works internally to change our disposition and shift us into the place of GREAT FAITH. The combination of our great faith rising before Him and His Presence moving in to inhabit our praise, creates a dynamic atmosphere primed for miracles to take place. These are the ingredients that will ALWAYS CREATE BREAKTHROUGH! The psalmist declared that the HIGH PRAISES of God in our mouth and the two-edged sword of the Word of God in our hand, is our weapon against the enemies of God (Ps. 149:6).

FEBRUARY: THREE…TWO…ONE…LIFT OFF!

This word was about a rocket that was a New Wineskingetting ready to be launched! The emphasis in my spirit in this word, was about getting rid of everything that was restricting us from the take off. The paragraph below highlights the financial aspect but after I wrote it, I realized that there was much, much more that was restricting God from moving…hence the need for a shutdown in preparation.

“The Lord revealed that presently there were rules and regulations based on man’s agenda that were restricting the launch and thrust of this Apostolic Spacecraft. These were regulations that were working to suppress His supernatural work and stifle the moves of the Holy Spirit; they were founded on the world’s reasoning and the world’s economic system.  He then highlighted the example of President Donald Trump’s economic strategy: after becoming President, he immediately removed the burden of hundreds of regulations the previous administration had placed on the U.S. economic system. With the added impetus of America’s alignment with Israel and the moving of the embassy to Jerusalem, the U.S. economy took off like a rocket and continues to rise. America may fear recession and economic collapse, but its economy is fully under the sovereign control of God, held and fully empowered by the Word of God that blesses those who bless and take care of His people Israel. Trump’s strategy is also a prophetic picture for the Church. As we are now being prepared to launch, it is important to examine and re-evaluate the economic structures we have put in place, whether they are founded on Biblical principles or on the principles of the world. God is asking us to step off of the ground of carnal policies and ascend by faith to life in the power of God, where the Wind of the Spirit thrusts us ever higher into the dynamic of the supernatural eternal life we were meant to live.”

MARCH 13th: THE COUNTDOWN HAS BEGUN!

Here I wrote about the instructions God gave me to hold three prayer thrusts leading to MAY…He highlighted again that May was a very significant month…in present light of all that has transpired to this day, I just feel the need to be very humble before this Mighty, awesome and fearsome God we serve!!

“I recently wrote a word titled, Three…Two…One…Lift Off, a word the Lord gave me regarding a rocket about to be launched.  After the word was first published in February, I heard the Lord say, “The countdown has begun!”   When He said that, my thoughts immediately went to the month of May, and was reminded that in the early months of 2019, the Lord had highlighted May 2020 as a significant month to mark—and that there were three months to May. The Lord then gave me a strategy to hold a night of intercession once a month for the next three months taking us into May.  I believe it is now time to get focused, intentional and forceful in our intercession to get this rocket off the ground as we wait on the Lord for direction and for revelation. This will be a decade of warfare and great battles for the harvest and for the Lord’s purposes to be fulfilled. We are presently caught in the waves of birth pangs that will deliver a monumental move of God!  This is definitely the time of Isaiah 60 where both the Glory of God and the darkness will be increasing with intensity. The Lord is calling forth the intercessors to mobilize and pray through the push of these birth pangs.”

MARCH 18th: THE BIG RESET!

God had me write two words in March that had a great emphasis on prayer, intercession and warfare. I felt the Lord directed me to emphasize the need to understand warfare; that everyone would need to be equipped for the days ahead.  When Israel entered the Promised Land there was much warfare to possess it!

“During a recent time of Intercession, I saw a massive lion pacing restlessly with anticipation; the scripture that came to mind was Isaiah 42:13-17:

“The LORD will march out like a champion, like a warrior he will stir up his zeal; with a shout he will raise the battle cry and will triumph over his enemies. “FOR A LONG TIME I HAVE KEPT SILENT, I HAVE BEEN QUIET AND HELD MYSELF BACK. BUT NOW, LIKE A WOMAN IN CHILDBIRTH, I CRY OUT, I GASP AND PANTI will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth. These are the things I will do; I will not forsake them.”

I believe it is important that we take full advantage of this time God has given us to examine our lives, get rid of the non-essentials and recognize what is important.  In rest we will hear more clearly from God the strategies He wants to implement and the intercessory initiatives that will give birth to them. This is time to draw close to God and fine-tune our spiritual senses.”

APRIL: THE THREE PASSOVERS

In this word God revealed that the date May 8th of our third prayer thrust—the number one in the three, two, one…Lift OFF, is the second chance Passover in Israel, where mercy was given as a second chance to those who were not prepared at the first.  It is Also VE-Day, A DAY OF VICTORY WHEN THE ENEMY SURRENDERED TO THE ALLIES in 1945!

Most notable was the Bread and the Cup shared between Jewish leaders in Israel and Gentiles all over the world, at the heart of God’s intention for the One New Man of Jew and Gentile in Him. After this event God gave me a brief vision, inspired by that time; He showed me a picture of white bridal lace having a floral design!  As I pondered the significance, He gave me the analogy of the lace being a fisherman’s net.  He said that as the body becomes a Bride, Her Bridal garment of honor and union would become the net He would use to catch the billion soul Harvest.

MAY: – READY OR NOT HERE I COME!

The word that the Lord gave me in early March, to begin our prayer thrusts, was from Revelation 3:20, spoken to the church of Laodicea.

“Behold I stand at the door and knock, if anyone hears my voice and opens the door I will come in and dine with Him and he with Me!”

I felt that the Lord was voice was booming over the Church over the noise of our business and distractions, “Is anyone listening, does anyone hear; I am knocking at your door, open it and we will feast together.” Not long after we went into lockdown. God has moved, He has arisen and is doing something very BIG in His Church. The Commander of the armies has showed up, He has come to take over!

The morning after the prayer thrust, the Lord revealed something that shook me in my spirit, related to Isaiah 9:2. Over the last 20 years, whenever I have read this passage my insides would shake and tremble.

 “Nevertheless, that time of darkness and despair will not go on forever. The land of Zebulun and Naphtali will be humbled, but there will be a time in the future when Galilee of the Gentiles, which lies along the road that runs between the Jordan and the sea, will be filled with Glory. The people who walk in darkness will see a great light. For those who live in a land of deep darkness, a light will shine…For You will break the yoke of their slavery and lift the heavy burden from their shoulders. You will break the oppressor’s rod, just as You did when You destroyed the army of Midian. For a Child is born to us, a Son is given to us. The government will rest on His shoulders. And He will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. His government and its peace will never end. He will rule with fairness and justice from the throne of His ancestor David for all eternity. The passionate commitment of the LORD of Heaven’s Armies will make this happen! Isaiah 9:1

I have pondered this passage many times and wondered why it would have this effect on me…trying to understand what He was saying to me. This passage is a prophecy of the first coming of Jesus and is quoted in the New Testament in Matthew 4:14. Galilee is where JESUS BEGAN HIS MINISTRY.

“Leaving Nazareth, he went and lived in Capernaum, which was by the lake in the area of Zebulun and Naphtali—This fulfilled what God said through the prophet Isaiah: “In the land of Zebulun and of Naphtali, beside the sea, beyond the Jordan River, in Galilee where so many Gentiles live, the people who sat in darkness HAVE SEEN A GREAT LIGHT. And for those who lived in the land where death casts its shadow, A LIGHT HAS SHINED.”  From then on Jesus began to preach, “Repent of your sins and turn to God, FOR THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN IS NEAR.”

That morning the Lord whispered in my spirit that He was coming! I am not referring to His Return but His coming to us, to our Cities—cities prepared for Him. I then asked what should I do? What should we do? God has fixed the timing of His movements on earth and they are usually always suddenlies that are expected but take us by surprise.

Jesus is coming for such a time!  The Global Passover organized by David Damian, where Christians took Communion with Israel is the most significant Passover and Communion since Jesus took it with His disciple, and a beginning of the One New Man. I believe that all the cities who took communion with Israel that day will see a move of God! I believe He is saying that it will be a Galilee Movement! Jesus is coming to our cities! Cities near water will especially see a move of God and from there spread, the Galilee of the Gentiles!

Jesus is coming to establish Cities of Refuge…safe Havens protected by His Glory in the days ahead! THESE CITIES WILL SEE A GREAT LIGHT! ON THESE CITIES LIGHT WILL SHINE! As I pondered this with the Lord, certain questions came to my mind and some answers from Him:

He is coming, what do we do? How do we prepare? He answers in Matthew: “Repent of your sins and turn to God, for the kingdom of heaven is near.” Cleanse your heart of all idols, anything that takes precedence over Me.

He said is coming to dine with us, have food ready for him! What food shall we give Him?  His answer: Our adoration and praise; thanksgiving and devotion and our time!

Get your house ready and in order, have a prepared place for Me. Don’t sweep things under the carpet or hide them in the closet…I see it all!

Things to think About! How does your Ministry serve His interests? Was it initiated by Him? How can it serve on a larger scale? THINK BIG…think with the Holy Spirit!  We will need food to feed large crowds. Do we have food? God has been storing food within us over our lives—we are his storehouses. Jesus is able to multiply our food when it is lifted up and offered to God!

Protection—What are you doing to guard and protect your gates? The gates into your home, your ministry, your church, your family? Gates can be people placed in wrong positions, presumptuous agendas, financial open doors not aligned to the plumb line of the Word.

Are you a new wineskin that can hold the coming NEW WINE—Costly wine!  Are you willing to drink the cup He gives? Have you laid the old on the Altar in preparation for the new way we will walk…a way we have not been before? I felt that He said, “Put everything in the Fire and follow ME – that’s apostolic.” The apostles served Jesus only, they were sent by Jesus, not by man, or by themselves. Do you have accountability with others or are you a lone ranger? Without accountability you are a loose canon and God cannot trust you with supernatural power. The Lord is ready to hand over the big guns…but not to the proud and to the immature. Many times, over the last six words I have written, He has said to tell them: “Ready or not here I come!”  He is coming! Are we ready?

THE DECADE OF THE VOICE OF THE LORD IS HERE! NATIONS ARISE TO YOUR GOD GIVEN DESTINY! THE ROAR OF A HEAVENLY INVASION CRESCENDOS! BIG THINGS ARE COMING! STAY IN THE PLACE OF ASCENDANCY! THREE…TWO…ONE…LIFT OFF! THE COUNTDOWN HAS BEGUN! TIME IS UP! THE GLOBAL RESET IS NOW!

Ready or not here I come!

Three Passovers

 

Over the recent week of Passover, and the week leading up to it, there was a great prophetic emphasis on the time of Israel’s first Passover in Egypt. This was much more than just a similarity to the events we are living through now in the world—with the pestilence, God’s instruction to put the blood on the doorpost of our hearts, stay inside our homes and get close to Him, until the plague passes over. God is getting the world’s attention, melting our hearts and calling the Church into a time of deep consecration.

I attended one of the corporate Zoom meetings on which thousands participated from the nations of the world; there was such an honoring among the leaders and a sweet sense of God’s Presence over it all… that moved you to tears. Most notable was the Bread and the Cup shared between Jewish leaders in Israel and Gentiles all over the world, at the heart of God’s intention for the One New Man of Jew and Gentile in Him.

After this event God gave me a brief vision, inspired by that time; He showed me a picture of white bridal lace having a floral design!  As I pondered the significance, He gave me the analogy of the lace being a fisherman’s net.  He said that as the body becomes a Bride, Her Bridal garment of honor and union would become the net He would use to catch the billion soul Harvest.

The theme for me that week was union, communion, and the sovereignty of God over the Jewish Passover out of Egypt. However, we should note that we are not passing over from Egypt into the wilderness. This was the week of our second of three Prayer Thrusts God instructed us to have, which occurred on Good Friday.  As it turns out, this day fell on the evening of the third day from Passover—the time of resurrection!

That day I kept getting a niggling thought about ANOTHER PASSOVER but wasn’t clear what God was saying. God then began to speak to me about this other Passover—a second Passover with great implication! This became the theme of our 2nd Prayer Thrust. When the children of Israel were preparing to cross over the Jordan into the Promised Land, God instructed them to follow the Ark, as they had not passed this way before!  This is a present word for us today as we are moving in uncharted territory; all that we can do, and all that God would have us do, is cling to His Presence and listen to the Apostolic, Prophetic leaders who carry His Presence.

During the wilderness season, many had died because of disobedience. God was waiting for a new generation who knew how to follow Him and obey His instructions. A new breed had arisen in the wilderness whose obedience had been made complete. They had become the Army of the Lord who would cross-over into the Promised Land corporately as a people.

However, upon their entry into the Promised Land, God again put them into a lockdown. Those who had not been circumcised in the wilderness, had to be circumcised. They remained together in the camp, while they were healing, in a weakened, helpless state in the midst of enemy territory. God is able to do much in our hearts during these times of shutdown when we are still and quiet before Him—it is the grand pause or rest before the music re-starts.

Israel remained in their camps until they were healed! They were about to go to war for the Promise and God’s required preparation was heart consecration. This is as it is today, our hearts are being circumcised! The knife is being put to our flesh and our agendas founded upon our good ideas. Many have conformed to the world’s standards rather than conformed to Christ. After, He declared to them, as He is now saying to us, “Today I have rolled away the reproach of Egypt from you” (Josh. 5:9).

On the 14th day of the first month as instructed by the Lord, they held the Passover Feast—their first Passover in the Promised Land. The Passover out of Egypt and the Passover in the Promised Land are divinely connected as the second Passover completes the first—out of slavery into the promises and the removal of the reproach of slavery.

After their time of consecration, and the day after the Passover, something very substantial happened, THEY ATE OF THE PRODUCE OF THE LAND FOR THE FIRST TIME—the manna had stopped, THEY HAD ENTERED A NEW SEASON OF LIFE!  These are all markers for us to take note of as we become a new wineskin, made ready for new wine, and prepared to move out! As they prepared themselves for war, the crowning event then took place; Joshua had an encounter with a MAN.  Joshua asked Him if He was for them or for the enemy; the MAN answered:

“Neither,” he replied, “but as Commander of the army of the LORD I have now come.” Joshua 5:14

The LORD came to lead them in War; He made it known and very clear that He was there to establish God’s will not man’s.  As I took communion the morning of our Prayer Thrust, I saw a vision of the Commander of the armies of God in full armor and saw myself kneel before him.

In a previous word I wrote, I referred to the THE SILENCE of the marching around the city of Jericho and compared it to the stillness of the lockdown. However, on the seventh day they marched Seven times around the city, then blew their shofars; then all shouted as the wall collapsed before them. Joshua said to them, “Shout for the Lord has given you the city.”

Over the following week I began to think about our 3rd Prayer Thrust and what God would have to say about it.  The date was to be on May 8th, the dates for all three had been set from early February.  The last was to be in May as God had said to me from January 2019 that May was going to be significant…to watch for May.  As I pondered these things, I felt God said to check the date, May 8th on the Jewish Calendar.  I was surprised and confused when I saw that it said Pesach—Passover.  God was revealing another noteworthy Passover to me. This one is based on the account in Numbers chapter 9:1-2

“The LORD spoke to Moses in the Desert of Sinai in the first month of the second year after they came out of Egypt. He said, “Have the Israelites celebrate the Passover at the appointed time” Numbers 9:1-2

It was one year after the Exodus from Egypt, and there were some who could not participate in this Passover Feast because they were unclean for various reasons, and could not keep God’s regulations. Moses inquired of the Lord for them and God answered:

“…they are still to celebrate the LORD’S Passover, but they are to do it on the fourteenth day of the second month at twilight. They are to eat the lamb, together with unleavened bread and bitter herbs.” Numbers 9:11-12

God mercifully allowed these to hold the Feast in the second month instead of the first. This Passover Feast became known as the second chance Passover. According to Jewish writings, “The day represented by the “second chance” achieved by the power of teshuvah, repentance and “return.” (Chabad).

The second chance Passover falls on our third Prayer Thrust on May 8th.  I don’t think any of this is a coincidence, and fully believe that God is mercifully allowing time for those who have not understood, and have not taken this time apart to consecrate themselves to Him at a deeper level.  He is giving another chance and another opportunity to everyone to get their hearts right before God. As God said in Isaiah 42, He has been silent for a long time, but now He has stirred Himself. He has arisen and is getting ready to move out with the Armies of God to take the promised land and gather His Harvest.  It’s time to blow the shofars and to shout! In Isaiah 49:24, God asks and answers the question:

“Can plunder be taken from warriors or captives from the fierce?  But God says, Yes, captives can be taken from warriors and plunder from the fierce.”

It’s time to go after the captives and take plunder from the enemy!

I BELIEVE IT’S TIME TO SHOUT! GOD WANTS HIS HARVEST

SHOUT, “LET MY PEOPLE GO!”

SHOUT FOR YOUR NATIONS TO BE RELEASED TO ITS DESTINY

SHOUT FOR YOUR NATIONS TO BE RELEASED FROM THE GRIP OF THE ENEMY

SHOUT FOR YOUR NATION TO BE RELEASED FROM THE COVID 19

SHOUT FOR THE ENEMY TO FLEE BEFORE YOU BECAUSE THE ARMIES OF GOD ARE ON THE MOVE!

The fear of God is upon the people and the enemies of God, so shout!

(Our Prayer Thrust will  be posted on Facebook Live on May 8th at 7 pm on my pageFaith Marie Baczko.We will also post a live meeting on Friday the 17th  at 7 pm where I will share an important follow up revelation on this word )

THE BIG RESET!

 

GOOD NEWS! God has checkmated the enemy’s move in the present coronavirus crisis. The enemy’s plan was to release calamity on the earth, but God strategically incorporated this virus in His plan to bring forth transformation in the world!  The people of God have been in prayer, intercession and expectation for a big move of God for years, and God has now answered with the BIG RESET—the precursor to a great awakening and a great in-gathering of souls into the Kingdom of God. The world was going off the rails, on a trajectory toward destruction, running to and fro as the bible predicted in the book of Daniel. The emotional temperature in the world was at an ugly boiling point as the gods of this world gained in sphere and power. But God! God is using what the enemy planned for evil as a GLOBAL RESET.

In the present Global shutdown, bars have closed, sports has shut down, Disney world, recreation and entertainment has shut down; as a result, families are at home talking and eating together; people are quiet, the world is quiet, children are home safe, attitudes are changing, people are having compassion on others, we are coming together in a unity of heart and mind and people are praying and looking to God for answers. We are lovingly caught in the captivity of the Lord and the enemy is losing big time!!  During a recent time of Intercession, I saw a massive lion pacing restlessly with anticipation; the scripture that came to mind was Isaiah 42:13-17:

“The LORD will march out like a champion, like a warrior he will stir up his zeal; with a shout he will raise the battle cry and will triumph over his enemies. “For a long time I have kept silent, I have been quiet and held myself back. But now, like a woman in childbirth, I cry out, I gasp and pant…I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth. These are the things I will do; I will not forsake them.”

I believe it is important that we take full advantage of this time God has given us to examine our lives, get rid of the non-essentials and recognize what is important.  In rest we will hear more clearly from God the strategies He wants to implement and the intercessory initiatives that will give birth to them. This is time to draw close to God and fine-tune our spiritual senses.

The entire chapter of Hebrew 12 is well worth studying at this time; in it God tells us not to take it lightly when we are disciplined by Him or grow weary under it—He disciplines those He loves as any loving father would. In verses 26-29, God warned us that He would shake everything that could be shaken; but we must take note His reasoning—it is for the removal of things that can be shaken, in order that the things that cannot be shaken might remain; that we may offer to Him acceptable worship with reverence and awe—He is a Consuming Fire and He will consume the sin out of our lives and ultimately out of the world!

God will be releasing prayer strategies to His people to bring us through this time—the term prayer strategy is simply the direction of how often to meet, in what manner we are to meet, who we are to meet with and the logistics of that, the theme of intercession, the way you we are to pray, whether in tongues or with revelation or both. This may be accompanied by symbolic action He may ask you to do; this may seem like something silly to you but when done in obedience carries great power. He may give specific songs to worship to, some with banners or in dance and it may be accompanied by a time of fasting or not.

The Lord has given us a strategy to have three prayer thrusts once a month until May (See related word). Considering what is happening in the world at first I didn’t think this was enough. As I am now forced to be at home, there is a quietness and a stillness in the atmosphere, and I believe that is by God’s design. God has been highlighting to me a principle in the strategy given to Joshua for Jericho. They had to march around the city in silence for seven days. On the seventh day they marched seven times then blew the trumpets. It seemed like a crazy thing to do, but they did it in obedience, power was released, and the walls fell! The part He is highlighting to me was the silence—they had to march in silence.

God is saying that as we wait before Him in quietness and in stillness, we are building up spiritual dunamis energy—an internal combustion that will explode and empower His move to BREAK OUT AND LAUNCH! I checked what internal combustion meant and found that: Internal-combustion engines are the most widely used power-generating devices currently in existence. It works by raising the temperature of a gas which then increases the pressure that makes it expand and blow. As we are still before the LORD, corporately waiting on the Him during this time, in fasting and in prayer, we are building up a corporate internal combustion in the Body of Christ that will break us out into the greatest move of God of all time. There were a few words that I wrote last year in which God said to tell them, “Ready or not here I come!”  I believe that time has come!

Understanding Spiritual Warfare

During these times it is important to know how to pray. Its time to fight God’s way! There can be much misconception when it comes to spiritual realities. Greater knowledge and understanding of spiritual warfare are important features of the Christian walk that I believe God is saying is presently needed. My last article touched on the aspect of it that relates to heart issues, as all victory is founded on the principle in Jesus’ words, the prince of this world comes but he has nothing in Me! The enemy could find no place of agreement in Christ, and the same must be for us. The Lord has continued to put an urgency in my heart to write on this subject to equip His people for the times.

The Bible speaks much about this warfare and is our source for all understanding of the subject.  The scriptures refer to the Lord as The Lord of hosts two hundred and thirty-five times! The word hosts mean armies—He is the Lord of armies, both in Heaven and on earth. We were enlisted in the army of God when we got saved, and have a fierce enemy, whether we understood that or not.

For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places. Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm. Ephesians 6:13 

At the core of spiritual warfare is understanding our identity as a son or daughter of God and standing in it. There are those who are called to lifestyle of prayer and have been given a strong gift in intercession, however all God’s people are called to prayer and live within this spiritual dynamic. Everyone is a part of the war weather they participate or not. Because we live in this atmosphere of warfare, to have a grasp of this subject is to everyone’s advantage.

Contrary to what some may think, spiritual warfare has some very basic Christian principles I would like to highlight. First, we begin by noting that the Bible is founded on the spiritual dynamic that God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship Him in spirit (Jn. 4:24). Angels are spiritual beings that serve God. Satan is a created spiritual being—an archangel that fell and is now the archenemy of God, and all humanity. Demons are spiritual beings that serve the devil and do his bidding, they hate humanity and their job description is to steal, kill and destroy every good thing God intends for His people and the world. The evidence of their activity can be seen in every sphere of society and they are especially targeting the children. It is therefore very important for every family to have a prayer strategy and teach the children to how to pray. Children should be secured in the truth of Jesus, and His great love and power toward them!

Do Demons have Power?

Every spiritual and physical entity is created and subject to the full sovereignty of God.  These created beings have power for two reasons: the first is that as God ordained judgment on all rebellion and disobedience from the very beginning, and demons have legal right to function in this environment of sin (Deut. 28). However, God has given humanity the right to choose their own course, “…I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing, therefore choose life…” (Deut. 30:19)

The second reason they appear to have power is that within the born again dynamic, though our spirits are fully regenerated, the Holy Spirit, takes the land of our souls through the process of sanctification and cleansing in order to remove all worldly mind-sets, demonic strongholds, effects of past trauma and ungodly beliefs.  Even as Christ has purchased the whole person with His blood, and owns us fully, we may not have given Him all our allegiance. He has given all of Himself, but He does not necessarily receive all of us! God also uses the process of sanctification or heart cleansing to train and build our spiritual muscles of faith in the understanding of His great power over all things, and as a consequence, our great authority in Him as sons of God (Col. 2:9-11).  During this process we learn to fight, we overcome the enemy of our souls and are healed—all oppression is driven from the land of our souls as we are continually filled by the Holy Spirit in greater and greater measure, as He occupies more of  us. Israel’s journey to the Promised land through the wilderness gives us a picture of this process—there they were built up in faith and learned to fight!They entered the Promised land as warriors with the Shout of a King amongst them!

What does Spiritual Warfare Entail?

Spiritual warfare is very different than warfare in the natural. Firstly, as Ephesians 6 stated our fight is with spiritual forces and not with people, and the weapons we fight with are not of this world—they are far more powerful!

“For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. And we will be ready to punish every act of disobedience, once your obedience is complete.” 2 Corinthians 10:3-6

The battleground ultimately is for the mind of man—for who we will serve and give our allegiance to.  When our obedience is complete and the Lordship of Christ is firmly established in our lives, we have great authority to demolish the enemy’s plans and schemes in our personal lives. And having overcome with our personal issues we can stand in a posture of obedience, in strength, in a corporate setting, to fight for our communities, cities and our nations. The principles for corporate warfare are the same for our personal lives so let’s look at the practicalities.

Practicalities of Corporate Warfare.

Effective warfare is not a matter of semantics or the tonality of our voice—whether we are loud or soft spoken, as we are all unique in our gift. It is not about how great we can pray, but rather about functioning, not in the flesh, but under the anointing of a humble, surrendered heart. I was once in a prayer meeting sitting beside a very soft spoken lady who was praying very quietly, as she prayed God showed me a picture of her in the spirit—it was as if she had a megaphone blasting out her prayer into the spiritual realm…the point being, no one is disqualified.  There are certain key features or spiritual weapons God has given us in our warfare to overcome the kingdom of darkness, that when applied in the dynamic God intended, will always take down the enemy, these are:

Union: The word declares that where we have union, the commanded blessing of God is then released (Ps.133). The word command is tsavah and means to send with a charge, give a command, set in order or send with a messenger. This makes it clear that unity is vital to effective warfare. There is a mystery in the principle of union and agreement that when in place, works to produce an explosion of dunamis supernatural power, having the potential to produce God-sized possibilities.   The shortest and most memorable word God has given me came to me in capital letters, He said: AGREE WITH ME!  When we agree with Him corporately, we are in union with each other and with Him—this dynamic produces dunamis power. The corporate sound that is released in this setting is a breaker sound that demolishes strongholds.

Faith: The word of God declares that faith is the victory that overcomes the world, that our fight is the fight of faith; that we have access by faith, we are strengthened by faith, the promise comes by faith. We are admonished to build up our faith as we are protected and shielded by faith. Ephesians 4:13 tells us that we are all growing up until we attain to unity in the faith. Unity of the faith is a unity of mind that is a oneness in conviction and belief in the Lordship, majesty, power, and fullness of authority of the Godhead. That kind of faith will overcome every obstacle and mountain in our path and will transform our world.

Peace: The peace of God that is His shalom is a powerful principle that drives out all fear, anxiety and distress.  It is a peace that surpasses all understanding. The Hebrew word shalom has so much more weight than simply the absence of strife; it means to be safe, healthy and prospering in life, it is from a root word that means to be safe in body, mind and estate, to be complete!  Peace is who Christ is! He is the Prince of Peace and darkness cannot dwell in the presence of His peace. We can all be filled and exuding this supernatural peace that dispels fear and is a key to effective intercession.

Compassion: The compassion and love of Christ is an important attribute that we are to each carry. Wherever Jesus is moved with compassion in Scripture we see a miracle take place. Compassion is the heart of God and the basis for miracles. Judgment can also be the compassion of God, as the word says that when the world is judged it learns righteousness (Is. 26:9). It is God moving to save us from ourselves.  However as with all the attributes of God there is the counterfeit—counterfeit grace, love and compassion, and the attempt made to sanctify sin and bless what God has cursed and is not blessing.

Speaking in Tongues: God has given us the powerful weapon of speaking in unknown tongues—prayer that is motivated and empowered by the holy Spirit. Praying in tongues personally and corporately is powerful as it releases revelation and spiritual insight into situations, and can produce signs and wonders, and is in itself a sign and a wonder! In spiritual warfare we are posturing ourselves before God and looking to Him for insight, revelation, keys to win the battle and direction in our intercession.   In spiritual warfare everyone contributes to the corporate spiritual dynamic. The synergy created becomes a force that is unstoppable.

The Word of God: Lastly, and most important is the Word of God. The Word of God has supernatural power and always accomplishes what God has purposed.  God created with the Word and it continues to have creative power when spoken by the Spirit through us. Hebrews 4:12 says that it is living and powerful and sharper than any two-edged sword. When unleashed by the Holy Spirit, it has the potential to demolish strongholds in the path of God’s will.

I was once in a prayer meeting for Israel and at the start of the meeting God gave me a word, however, it did not seem to fit what was being prayed, so I  held it and waited. At the right moment the Holy Spirit said “Now,” and I released it. When I spoke the word it seemed to be launched like a missile, and I knew by revelation, that the word had left the prayer room, crossed the ocean, and landed in Israel—somewhere in Israel freedom came that day! That is spiritual warfare!

The Countdown Has Begun!

 

I recently wrote a word titled, Three…Two…One…Lift Off, a word the Lord gave me regarding a rocket about to be launched.  After the word was first published in February, I heard the Lord say, “The countdown has begun!”   When He said that, my thoughts immediately went to the month of May, and was reminded that in the early months of 2019, the Lord had highlighted May 2020 as a significant month to mark—and that there were three months to May.

The Lord then gave me a strategy to hold a night of intercession once a month for the next three months taking us into May.  I believe it is now time to get focused, intentional and forceful in our intercession to get this rocket off the ground as we wait on the Lord for direction and for revelation.

This will be a decade of warfare and great battles for the harvest and for the Lord’s purposes to be fulfilled. We are presently caught in the waves of birth pangs that will deliver a monumental move of God!  This is definitely the time of Isaiah 60 where both the Glory of God and the darkness will be increasing with intensity. The Lord is calling forth the intercessors to mobilize and pray through the push of these birth pangs.

Many prominent leaders are now saying that the Church needs to wake up and be prepared for the fight, and this is absolutely true! These times are calling for people of God to be secure in their identity, know their God given authority and know how to pray and fight within the safe boundaries set by the Lord. However, as important as this is, it is also important to recognize that entering into spiritual warfare with unhealed heart issues and outside of biblical boundaries prescribed in the Bible, is dangerous.

In the late nineteen nineties there was much intercession and warfare taking place in the church, however, much was done with an immaturity and lack of understanding of spiritual warfare. At that time John Paul Jackson released a book called Needless Casualties of War; with the publishing of this book, it seemed that intercession throughout the church got shut down for a season. I believe this book was sent by God at that time, as there was so much retaliation harming His intercessors. It is time for the Body of Christ to now rise as the army God has been training it to be, to fight in the many battles ahead. However, this must now be with the maturity and the wisdom we have gained—we will otherwise have another season of needless casualties of war.

In light of this, having led on the frontlines of intercession during those years, who became one of those casualties, I feel led to share some of what I learned. At the time, I was leading intercession with many skilled amazing prayer warriors and were seeing tremendous breakthroughs. Because of this, the enemy was continually trying to take us down…and he did eventually succeed. He succeeded because sin was in the camp. There was much pride and unhealed hearts in all of us; so needless to say, we suffered much retaliation. The enemy looks for your weak spot and will hit you in any area he can—finances, health issues, your property, relationships and marriages, and he works to continually bring division. If we are easily offended and have unhealed heart issues, he can quickly work to infiltrate the team to destroy it.

During that time God gave me a vision of a great looming Tower and the sound of a marching army in the distance… heading my way. As I heard the sound, I looked up at the tower, it was covered with windows and doors and they were all open. As the sound got louder, each one began to slam shut! The Lord then started to teach me about the gates and doors in our lives that were giving access to the enemy, and the strategies to close them in preparation for the coming battle with this army.

As the Lord released revelation and understanding, I shared them with the intercessors. These teachings eventually became the basis for my book The Plumb line. The Lord also released me in the area of deliverance, and I worked with each intercessor and took them through a time of prayer counseling and deliverance. I saw many get delivered of tormenting spirits and enter great freedom!

The Lord then gave me detailed and specific prayer strategies in response to certain spirits that were oppressing and hindering the church. The first one was Jezebel; the first part of the strategy was to study and understand the character and ways of this spirit and repent for any places in which we identified with it. We spent many meetings prayerfully humbling ourselves in preparation.

The Lord then gave me a plan to ensure that there was prayer covering for everyone on the intercessory team. Each person was assigned to cover two other people in prayer and were themselves being covered by two people. We then had a series of meetings to worship and intercede as the Lord led us. Our meetings were always very exciting as He was always there in our midst leading us to victory! After this campaign of prayer ended, there was an immediate release that resulted in the reconciliation of the church with an important family that had left the church through an ugly split.

Our next assignment was Leviathan, the king of pride. God had me wait for about three weeks to get His strategy for this spirit.  During the waiting time, we did the same as we did with Jezebel. We studied the character of this spirit and the way it functioned. We then repented for the ways that we identified with it.  The Lord warned us from Job 41:8 not to try to try to come against this spirit, as it says, “If you lay a hand on it, you will remember the struggle and never do it again!”

God then released the strategy, which was to have a series of Friday night watches where we would humble ourselves and pray through the night in worship, repentance and in seeking His face. These prayer meetings were extremely powerful! Unfortunately, in the last meeting I made a mistake. I perceived a dark mocking spirit on a throne and in the passion of the moment, came against it. The retaliation against me was fierce, as there was much pride in my heart; I crashed and almost had a nervous breakdown. You cannot fight pride with pride! And it is foolish to step unto the frontlines with outstanding sin in your heart!

Still, we learned a lot during those years about spiritual warfare and the importance of having a heart of humility, submission and accountability to leadership and to others. We all need regular spiritual check-ups on our heart issues, and if you believe that you are perfectly fine, and have no heart issues, then it is be possible there may be some deception, as that can be an attitude of pride.

I believe that all we have been through was boot camp training for this important hour, and am always reminded that we serve a God that has the power to fully heal and restore us, and put us back on the front lines, as He His word says that all things work together for good for those who love Him.

During those years, I came to realize how very ill prepared the Church was in regard to the warfare from the enemy of our souls. I wrote the book The Plumb Line as heart preparation to stand on the frontlines of the battle in the present hour. There are fierce battles on the horizon, where we are being called to serve the living God as an army, and as a generation that knows their God and does great exploits in His name. However, God wants us to be safe!

God has spent years refining and preparing us for this hour, that we would become a fierce army, a wise army, a strong army and a humble army—as it is only the humble and the meek that can stand against the forces of darkness.

There are two extremely important features of warfare that must be in place before we go into any spiritual battles; the first is living a life of obedience to God’s Word and having a heart of repentance when we falter. The second is the principle of unity—we must stand together corporately, in union of heart and mind in order to withstand the forces of darkness—a divided army will fall. It is important now to lay down our differences and offenses, and unite together for the sake of the Kingdom and for the sake of the world. The Word of God admonishes us to embrace the Cross and unite as one man in order to stand in victory.

We have entered a year where the very ground is shaking beneath our feet, where there is chaos in the world, anger, hatred, earthquakes, plagues, locusts, famine and pestilence— it is time to put on our armor and fight—not against flesh and blood, but against spiritual hosts of wickedness. 

God is launching a Campaign and will now be releasing prayer strategies to His army of intercessors in all nations. Our job according to Ephesians 3:10 is to declare and represent the manifold wisdom of God to principalities and powers. That wisdom is a sacrificial wisdom that does not seek its own but is a wisdom that is willing to lay down its life for others, as Jesus did! That is the wisdom of God! The Cross is the wisdom of God! It is not about how great and powerful we are; it is about how great and powerful He is! When we are centered in the will of God, embracing His Cross, our warfare will always be victorious!

God Bless you and Keep you and make His face to shine upon you and give you peace always!

 

Three…Two…One… Lift Off!

 

During a leaders meeting I recently attended, I had a vision of a Rocket Ship about to launch with flames shooting out from its base. Attached to the tip was a silver armed warhead. The Lord then began to lead me into an understanding of this revelation which continued to expand in depth over the following week. He highlighted three important features and objectives of a rocket and related it to the present purposes of His apostolic leaders, the first of which is exploration:

Exploration

Exploration, is the action of searching unknown territory for resources. Space exploration takes this to another dimension in its reach for new heights and new discoveries in the cosmos that would be of benefit to mankind. In this prophetic picture God is raising our thought processes to include what may have been previously thought to be impossible—to include the cosmic and supernatural realities made available to the church by God, but have been long ignored.  Just as the pioneers of old broke through to occupy new frontiers, the decade of the 20’s will see the people of God advance with an apostolic thrust into new dimensions of God’s Glory and of the powers of the age to come (Heb. 6:5)

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.” Ephesians 1:3

The Military and Warfare

The second feature of a rocket is in the arena of War.  Rockets can also be armed as a weapon of war as in the case of a missile. Rocket propelled missile artillery, deliver explosive warheads to their targets. They can also be defensive in nature, designed to blow up incoming missiles, as the Israeli Iron Dome defense system was designed to do. In the vision, I saw that the rocket had a silver warhead on its tip, representing the supernatural dunamis power of the Word of God’s power that seeks out and destroys the enemy strongholds.

“…so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.”  Isaiah 55:11

“And the words of the LORD are flawless, like silver purified in a crucible, like gold refined seven times.” Psalm 12:6

The Iranian government—the enemy of Israel and the people of God—routinely sends messages to Israel written in Hebrew on its ballistic missiles, such as, “Israel must be wiped out!” However, written on the side of God’s Missile were the words, The Chiefs!  Many words have been recently written, and there has been much talk about Bob Jones’s prophecy regarding the Kansas City Chiefs. Bob shared that when The Chiefs won the Superbowl it would begin a great revival! He also prophesied that in 2020 the great Harvest would begin—these two events have collided this year! Bob also shared that the Chiefs represented the Apostolic Chiefs being released.

Just as Iran sends messages to the people of God on its missiles, with the finger of God, God is writing on His Holy Ghost Ballistic Spacecraft, “My Apostolic Chiefs are Coming!”  God is NOW getting ready for a pre-emptive strike against the enemy that thrusts His Apostolic, Prophetic Chiefs  out, empowered by the DUNAMIS FIRE POWER OF GOD.

Communication

The third feature of a spacecraft is in the area of communication. Rockets deliver satellites that are now routinely positioned in space to establish and expand communication, sending important data and intelligence back to earth. Satellites gather information to benefit mankind, and also provide intelligence on our enemies plans and movements. God’s Apostolic, prophetic Spacecraft carries the eyes of God that sees all and communicates that information to His leaders—It is His Heavenly Intelligence Agency providing vital and strategic information, released to navigate His people safely to the Destination of the Promised Land of Christ.

God’s Apostolic and prophetic leadership have been released to lead the Body of Christ, and is equipped and backed to establish Heavenly strategic initiatives. These initiatives are designed to establish communication systems and constructs for Heavenly intelligence to be released and take vast territory now occupied by the enemyThe apostolic has embedded within the mindset of its ‘going’ a view of the spiritual dimension and the cosmic realities that work to incessantly resist it at all costs. However,  the people of God the people of God have entered a NEW DAY, and will no longer stay on the defensive. This Apostolic Spacecraft is a move of God that is offensive by design, is armed with faith and will deliver targeted Holy Ghost bombs designed to break through the strongholds holding people in captivity.

This Heavenly Spacecraft carries the mandate of Isaiah 61—the passage Jesus read at the launch of His Ministry. Jesus moved out on the offensive, empowered by the Holy Spirit and the Word of God spoken through the prophet Isaiah—we must do the same! This is an anointing that declares the Year of The Lord’s Favour, is empowered to set captives free and to repair ruined Cities.

Rules & The Israel Dynamic

The Lord also showed me that presently there were rules and regulations based on man’s agenda that were restricting the launch and thrust of this Apostolic Spacecraft. These were regulations that were working to suppress His supernatural work and stifle the moves of the Holy Spirit, founded on the world’s reasoning and the world’s economic system. He then highlighted the example of President Donald Trump’s economic strategy: after becoming President, he immediately removed the burden of hundreds of regulations the previous administration had placed on the U.S. economic system.

With the added impetus of America’s alignment with Israel and the moving of the embassy to Jerusalem, the U.S. economy took off like a rocket and continues to rise. America may fear recession and economic collapse, but its economy is held and fully under the sovereign control of God, fully empowered by the Word of God that blesses those who bless and take care of His people Israel. Trump’s strategy is also a prophetic picture for the Church. As we now being prepared to launch, it is important to examine and re-evaluate the economic structures we have put in place, whether they are founded on Biblical principles or on the principles of the world. God is asking us to step off of the ground of carnal policies and ascend by faith to life in the power of God, where the Wind of the Spirit thrusts us ever higher into the dynamic of the supernatural eternal life we were meant to live.

Women of God

Women will be thrust to the forefront of this move of God as an integral part of the Company of Chiefs. Women are being invited to take this place prepared for them by God from before time. If women will rule and reign with Christ at His return, they will also reign with Him now in this time. Women are God’s secret weapon reserved by Him FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS! They will work alongside men as Barak worked with Deborah, Mordecai with Esther and Aquila did with His wife Priscilla. These women were raised up and released by God for their times. God has done this throughout history and is presently doing it again! Women will be key as leaders in the battles ahead—the precedent has been set!

“God Almighty declares the word of the gospel with power, and the warring women of Zion deliver its message…” Psalm 68:11 TPT

On the road ahead, it will be vital that we keep our daily appointment with the Lord, to be listening for His voice and, “…watching daily at His gates” as He moves out to take over, to lead His leaders and His people. God is searching now for those who will worship Him in both Spirit and in Truth! A life founded upon obedience to the truth of the Word of God and obedience to His precepts and principles, is the highest form of worship we can give Him!

The Lord is coming now as the Chief Apostle, the Chief Prophet and Teacher the One through whom God speaks; the Chief Shepherd who guides His people, as the Lord of the Harvest—the Chief Evangelist who works to gather His Harvest. Our posture now is to bow the knee to serve Him—His desires and His plan, to finish His work! He is poised to push the button for LIFT OFF! Are you ready!

STAYING IN THE PLACE OF ASCENDANCY IN 2020

At the start of this year during an awesome night of worship, I was caught up in adoration and praise with hands raised in worship to the Lord. I suddenly saw a vision where I was standing in a small paddle type boat in the middle of the ocean with my arms raised to heaven in worship. The waters were very choppy, but the boat was still! There was lightening, thunder and dark clouds through which the lightening lit up the sky.  I stood and worshipped God in that boat oblivious to the storm raging around me.

When the song ended, I sat down to seek God about what the vision meant. As I was deep in thought pondering this, lines from the song, Raise a Hallelujah, that was then playing, pierced through my thoughts:

“I’m gonna sing, in the middle of the storm, Louder and louder, you’re gonna hear my praises roar.”

At that point, God revealed to me an understanding of the vision—that it was a picture that represented the year ahead! He said that storms would surely come, that it would be an intense and volatile decade. However, for those who take their stand to praise Him regardless of seemingly negative circumstances, who love and serve Him with a whole heart, this year would be one of GREAT VICTORIES, JOY AND ACCELERATED BREAKTHROUGHS. The sons of God are being released in the image of God in vast numbers—sons and daughters that know their God, who have been brought through the fire to implicit faith, to great authority and high praises for their God on their tongues.

This word is not intended to highlight woes and trouble, but rather it is about pointing the way forward for running a race of strength.  I am saying with confidence that the way before will clear as we raise our voices this year, in the year of the voice—to PRAISE OUR GOD FOR HIS GOODNESS!

You who dwell in the gardens with friends in attendance, let me hear your voice!” Songs of Songs 8:13

Sometimes people can be shy about praising aloud, but God wants to hear YOUR VOICE! Praise is a declaration of the power, might and character of our God, out loud! Not only does God want to hear us say the words, praise works internally to change our disposition and shift us into the place of GREAT FAITH. The combination of our great faith rising before Him and His Presence moving in to inhabit our praise, creates a dynamic atmosphere primed for miracles to take place. These are the ingredients that will ALWAYS CREATE BREAKTHROUGH!

The psalmist declared that the HIGH PRAISES of God in our mouth and the two-edged sword of the Word of God in our hand, is our weapon against the enemies of God (Ps. 149:6). God has given us this tool for our protection and our strength in the decade ahead.  Praise will take you quickly from a place of fear, doubt and hopelessness, into the place of faith where miracles will break out. Praise lifts us into the ascended place of deep thankfulness and joy that opens the gates into His Presence.

It is also important to remember in this season of warfare, that we cannot allow the enemy to steal our praise and use our mouths to complain, judge, gossip and murmur, as we will be robbed of possibly the greatest year of our lives.

Choose to ascend in worship, ascend in praise and rise above the chaos raging in the earth. Resolve in your heart to keep your eyes fixed on His face in faith, regardless of circumstances…Don’t be thrown, HE WILL GET YOU THROUGH TO AN ASCENDED PLACE WHERE THE ENEMY CANNOT TOUCH YOU AND MUST FLEE!  Declare in faith, No, I am more than a conqueror, I will not allow you to steal 2020 from me, the year of promises fulfilled, the year of the Lord’s FAVOR, His acceptable year to pour out abundant blessings, to restore double and to restore and repair our cities (Is. 61.).

Open the ancient Gates with PRAISE and welcome the King of Glory into your circumstances, into your spheres and your cities.  It is time to co-create with God to bring forth His will into the Earth. As you open your mouth to praise you will see things shift quickly as Heaven comes to back you up!

During the first week of January, God confirmed the vision He showed me by giving me songs—two in particular; songs that are continually playing in my mind during certain challenges I have had to face. These songs are worth considering:

You’ll Never Walk Alone

When you walk through the storm
Hold your head up high
And don’t be afraid of the dark

At the end of a storm
There’s a golden sky
And the sweet silver song of a lark

Walk on through the wind
Walk on through the rain
Though your dreams be tossed and blown

Walk on, walk on
With hope in your heart
And you’ll never walk alone, You’ll never walk alone (Songwriters: Oscar Hammerstein II / Richard Rodgers)

Through the second song the Lord gave me, He was speaking into the fight, and the fortitude of spirit needed to birth the dream and our destinies; the chorus really stirred my heart:

To dream the impossible dream

This is my quest, to follow that star
No matter how hopeless, no matter how far
To fight for the right
Without question or pause
To be willing to march
Into hell for a heavenly cause (Songwriters: Joe Darion / Mitchell Leigh)

Praise is power!  Praise is a weapon given to us by God—a weapon that we need to utilize.   Use your voice this year not only to decree to word of the Lord, but to also bless the heart of our God. He is our Father, exalt Him to the highest place in your life…He is worthy of all!

BIG THINGS ARE COMING!!

 

Recently, as I was praying, I heard the Lord’s voice boom in my spirit,   “BIG THINGS!” BIG THINGS are coming!!” The Lord sometimes takes a very long time to move, but when He does finally move, it is sometimes accompanied by “…noises, thunderings, lightnings and earthquakes.”

Scripture shows that God waited four hundred years before He had the perfect dynamic to move the people of Israel out of their captivity in Egypt into the promises of God. God called out the man Moses saying that He had heard the cries of His people and was coming down to deliver them (Ex. 3:7-8). After 400 years of silence God moved—it was a BIG THING accompanied by great signs and supernatural wonders!

After twenty years of oppression under the vicious rule of the Amalekites, God raises up Deborah. She was judging Israel at that time, and along with Barak, God sends them into battle, and delivered the enemy into their hands!  This was a BIG THING!

After seven years of oppression under the Midianites the Angel of the Lord appeared to Gideon and greeted him as a “Mighty Warrior,” the Angel in essence tells him that it was time to fight.  This was a BIG THING—Israel was about to drive out the enemy and secure their land, again with signs, wonders and miracles!

After 400 years of silence, with no word from the Lord to the prophets, God sends the man John the Baptist to herald the news of the coming Messiah—the One who would become God’s Gift of salvation to mankind! This was a MONUMENTAL THING! Jesus walked into the Temple, picked up the Scroll of Isaiah and read:

“The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because He has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, TO PROCLAIM THE YEAR OF THE LORD’S FAVOR.” Luke 4:18-19

Jesus came moving in great supernatural signs and wonders and with His death on a Cross changed world history—a VERY BIG THING!

God has heard the cries and the groanings of His people and the travail of the earth for the appearance of the sons of God. He is coming down to release liberty to the prisoners and freedom to the captives, to give them beauty for ashes—TO PROCLAIM 2020 AS THE YEAR, AND THE DECADE OF THE LORD’S FAVOR!

God is now set to come down upon an army of men and women called out as deliverers—as Deborah was; their job description is Isaiah 61, to deliver the people and the land from the bondage of oppression. This army will march forth with the Word of God in their mouths, anointed with the Spirit of the Lord upon them!

God is set and ready to move—there will be thunderings, noises, lightnings and earthquakes in the nations and in every sphere and arena, in demonic systems, governments and social constructs. Demonic structures are primed for a great fall! God’s Light will begin to shine on the darkness and sin. Evil will be exposed as demonic spiritual walls of protection crumble around many who have plotted the demise of nations and of our children.

For those who have ears to hear, directions will fall from Heaven—strategies will come; instructions will be given as was given to Moses, to Deborah, to Gideon and to John the Baptist—God’s unusual, peculiar methods brought forth to set the captives free and bring hope to the despairing.

The Favor of the Lord will rest heavily upon His people, a Favor that draws and attracts everything needed and required to get the job done—resources, finances, gifts, and anointings, supernatural miracles, signs and wonders. Jesus is ready to ride with His apostolic/prophetic servants into the Harvest fields of the nations. The King is ready to go into His fields! Jesus is Lord of the Harvest and is ready to meet with His people in the Harvest fields.

God would say to His people: “Do not look to what man is doing; do not look to what the enemy is up to in their desperation, as their time is short! Look up to Heaven, seek first the Kingdom of God, set your face like flint on the champion King who rejoices to run His course. The Desire of all Nations is coming to save, that is what He does best—He is the Savior King, MIGHTY TO SAVE!

I heard the Lord say that THE TIDE IS TURNING! I have heard this said many times before, but for many days this phrase kept ringing in my spirit, so I dug further into an understanding of it as I felt God was making a point and putting His exclamation on it. When the tide turns THINGS CHANGEusually dramatically, and for the better. The course of bad situations changes—THERE COMES A COMPLETE REVERSAL OF THE CIRCUMSTANCES!

When God says to go, step out of your boat, keep your eyes on Him in absolute faith, for your time has arrived and the tide is turning! Your destiny advances purposefully towards you! It’s time to sing a new song, to shout to the Lord your high praises—praises of His goodness, praises of His majesty that rules the Heavens, and praises for His love that endures forever! Praise the Lord! Praise to the King! Tremble O earth at the Presence of the Lord for He is coming down to save!

As we close the year 2019, I would like to decree over you that in 2020:

You will stand securely under showers of unprecedented blessings, that in this year of Favor you will have the extraordinary Favor of the Lord that draws and attracts all His goodness to you. I decree that you will abide under the exceptional providence and protection that being a child of God affords; that no weapon formed against you will or can prosper, as you dwell under the shelter of His Love. You will have joy, peace, courage and boldness; you will find these virtues rising up in you without effort as you praise Him daily for His goodness and power towards you. You will stand with conviction, without fear, clothed in power in garments of righteousness against the schemes of the enemy proclaiming, this is the year of the favor of the Lord!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you!

The Roar of a Heavenly Invasion!

 

Apostle Barbara Yoder: Faith Marie Baczko is well known to me; she is a biblically based Spirit led minister and I fully endorse both her and this word:

I was recently at a conference in Ann Arbor at Apostle Barbara Yoder’s Church – Shekinah Apostolic Center.  Dutch Sheets was one of the Speakers and Steve Swanson was leading worship.  The name of the conference was ROAR, a name given at a time when there was little understanding of the significance of the entrance into the decade of peythe mouth in Hebrew. The conference began with a ROAR and ended with a crescendo of HEAVEN’S ROAR uniting with the church.  I am writing this word in response to two visions I received while in worship, visions that I believe are significant now to the people of God as a whole.The first vision I received was on the Friday night.  I have been in many meetings at this church when Steve Swanson was leading worship and moved into prophetic worship…and it was always of the charts in his ability to usher the people into the supernatural realms of God. This night surpassed anything I had ever experienced…however, it was far more than an experience; something significant was initiated by Heaven that night and the following day!  I am finding it very hard to describe with words the sounds that I heard… and I am not going to even try, except to say that the worship began on a supernatural note that continued to build in power and in ethereal intensity (God just gave me that word it means otherworldly). The sound continued to build to such a degree that it became difficult to not be completely overwhelmed and overtaken. Suddenly the emphasis shifted from ascending worship, to a Heavenly invasion into the sanctuary! This commanded the absolute silence of any voices…there was just the ROAR and sounds that accompanied the invading forces.

As I was caught up in the worship, I was taken into a vision; it began with Jesus taking hold of my hand and pulling me into swirls of the Glorious blue—this I believe signified revelation. As I passed through the blue I then looked and saw thousands of white horses, each jostling to get into formation. A line was formed stretching as far as the eye could see.  Suddenly the scene switched, and I was now seeing the church sanctuary fill with these white horses and their riders from wall to wall.  On the platform was a great white horse with Jesus sitting on it and a banner in His hand. A few horses were on either side of Him and He sat there looking as the room filled up with these heavenly riders.

The scene then suddenly switched again to an open field of green with trees lining the far side; the horses were again in formation galloping as swiftly as the wind. As they passed by me, a white cord suddenly was wrapped around me like a lasso; I found myself lifted into the air and firmly planted on the back of one of the horses, riding fiercely with this army. Understanding of the vision didn’t become clear to me until later when I saw that it was timed perfectly with what was happening with the worship. I then understood that the Armies of God—the saints of God and the angelic hosts of Heaven, were being released together into the harvest fields of the world!

After the time of silence in the worship, Apostle Barbara stood and released a confirming word to what I was seeing, she prophesied:

“There is an army, that is right now being commissioned from Heaven. It is arising with the strength that Moses had, that his strength didn’t fail, and his eyes didn’t go dim. They are arising to the tune of Heaven and as they arise to the tune of the sound of Heaven, they are going to march in a coordinated effort across this land… and God said I am going to deliver the victory into their hands. But you must stand, and you must get into your formation, for God says I am on the move, and I am initiating a brand-new movement. And this movement will not be stopped for I am releasing and imparting My strength even right now to go beyond what you have ever gone beyond before. For God is putting the sword of Gideon in your hand, the sword of victory, the sword of the Lord and Gideon! Shout to the Lord! …This is a brand-new day and God is doing a brand-new thing! I am mustering My army, My forces shall not encounter defeat! The Lord says you cannot and shall not be defeated! The Lord says My forces cannot and shall not be defeated! I declare to you that the forces shall not be defeated, they shall break all the way through to victory, for even now there is a new thing happening and there is a swirling of the Winds of Heaven—Winds of strength. There are places where you said , I cannot go any further, or I cannot get up again—the Wind is coming into your back to pick you up and to put you into formation and YOU WILL NOT BE DEFEATED AND YOU WILL BREAK THROUGH TO VICTORY!

The following day the atmosphere and dynamic of worship continued, and God took me into a second vision: This vision began with the color purple, which I understood to mean royalty.  I then saw an enormous Throne with a magnificent and ornate golden chair with One seated on it. It was God the Father! He had a large golden crown on His head with jewels embedded in it and a scepter in His hand. I could not see His face. On either side of His throne stood a line of trumpeters with extremely long golden trumpets; they were all blowing with their trumpets lifted high into the air. The line of them on either side went on and on, again as far as the eye could see. God the Father was not seated on His Throne, He was standing; I thought this was unusual but He was observing us intently.

I then saw a large fearsome lion swagger out in front of the Throne; He stopped and stood there exuding immense power and strength, His eyes blazing with the intensity of what was about to take place.  As the trumpeters blew their horn, I heard the Father Announce: “IT HAS BEGUN!” Apostle Barbara then again began to prophesy:

“The trumpets are sounding! I have now commissioned and empowered my remnant. They are arising as a mighty army that cannot be defeated. They are arising, they are advancing, they will break through and victory is in their hands. They are advancing, they cannot be defeated, victory is in their hands! They are advancing, they cannot be defeated, victory is in their hands. Let the roar arise and run to the battle!”

It now seems clear that we are no longer waiting for God to move—HE HAS MOVED! The evidence of this is beginning to break out all over the world. Hollywood is being greatly affected, stadiums are filling up with worship, revivals are breaking out in certain cities. Despite the circumstance around us in regard to politics, the economy, in our nations and in our communities, the people of God are suddenly sensing a RISING in their spirits coming upon them and a shaking of the ground beneath them…the armies of God are riding in unison to gather in the Harvest and defeat the enemies of God!

Many will now sense the Spirit of God coming upon them with ideas and strategies and will perceive that it is time to step up and move out! Many will no longer be satisfied or content to sit around and wait; they will feel the Holy Spirit nudging them to go again! Look again! You will hear a Voice in the wind encouraging you to cast your net on the other side—to try again with a new strategy or with fresh oil…with an expectation that this is the time, and that this time there will be success! 

God will be releasing very unusual and unique strategies to saints who have the mindset to embrace them and move with Him in the harmony of partnership.  We have heard it said that over history that the last move of God tends to persecute the next move of God—It is important now to not fall into this trap, as God is doing a NEW THING. He has new ways brought forth to overcome the challenges of this present world—the new age with its strange ways of thinking.  It is time to move out without fear and to always remember just as Barbara declared: “You will not be defeated!

Information for Shekinah Regional Apostolic Center:
Barbara J Yoder – Lead Apostle
www.shekinahchurch.org
www.barbaraYODERblog.com

Canada Arise to Your God-Given Destiny!

 

Not long after I posted the word below—approximately five years ago, a new political party gained power that took the nation onto a path of unrighteousness and dark policies.  This has given great impetus to the prayer movement in this nation, moved to awaken the Body of Christ, and to the importance of elections and the power of the vote.  I am now re-posting this word as I believe God has heard the cry coming forth from the hearts of His people and is about to move to take dominion of the Dominion of Canada that belongs to Him. Let us as Canadians declare across this nation from sea to shining sea, “Canada arise now to your God given destiny!”  I believe it is time for all the prophecies given to this nation by numerous prophets to come forth. Please everyone, get out and cast your vote for Kingdom principles!

CANADA – GOD’S ANCHOR RUNNER

Over the past few weeks the Lord has been stirring my heart in regard to Canada’s destiny and a coming invasion of the angelic host. God has chosen specific nations, released to run at appointed times in History as a catalyst for the unfolding of His transcendent plan. The primary example being Israel, the nation chosen for the establishment of the Throne of God, the container of the whole counsel of God, and the centre of His administrations through whom He has moved out to take dominion of the earth.  From Jerusalem, to Judea, to Samaria the Gospel went to the ends of the earth, also by way of certain Gentile nations raised up in appointed seasons. Through Rome, Christianity spread throughout Europe and on to Africa, from Constantinople to the Soviet Union; through Spain to the Americas and through Great Britain to the Commonwealth nations.  It is very important to understand that no nation can usurp the position God has ordained for Israel or represent the Promised Land from where Jesus will rule and reign over the earth!

The United States of America was held in reserve and honored as a land of promise for the escape of religious persecution and to bless the nations of the world with the Gospel. God has given the United States great military power and wealth to become the force that restrains evil on the earth. The United States was also chosen to stand as a strong ally and friend to the nation of Israel, to support its growth, guard His purposes contained in it, and protect it from the enemies of God!

God is now set to bring forth the last catalytic nation to the forefront—Canada, also held in reserve for such a time.  Canada has been chosen to play a significant role in the completion of God’s intentions in the last days before His return!  Canada’s mandate is not in relation to its military might but rather, God will invest this nation with spiritual might and authority to enforce key strategies and divine tactical maneuvers in His end-time campaign.

While writing this word, in reference to Canada, I heard the Lord clearly say, “Last Runner.” In researching that phrase, I discovered that the last runner in a relay race is called the ANCHOR RUNNER.  The anchor runner is responsible for preserving the lead ALREADY SECURED on the anchor leg, or last leg of the race!

God has prepared Canada for the glory of His Presence, to be the Anchor Runner. Canada will preserve the lead and gains the United States has made on the last leg of the Divine Journey, to begin the work of preparing the last day Sanctuary that receives Christ!  Canada will be used by God to bring forth the yet awaited revelation of the One New Man that Jesus died for, in an authentic union with Israel and with God!  In the future Canada will become a sign and wonder to the nations of the world as a nation that resides under the Glory, favor and blessing of God by its choice to bless Israel!

The three crowns that form the maple leaf on the Canadian flag represent God’s Throne of Righteousness and Justice established in this land. The two bars of red on either side of the leaf  represent the Blood and the double supernatural ‘Grace, Grace’ to complete the work to bring forth the Headstone—an apostolic generation raised up as the Mature Man, in a Holy union of purpose with Christ! (Zech. 4:7, Eph. 4:13).

The great nation of Canada is poised at the entrance of a season of great national revival! The Church of Canada must make the choice to AWAKEN AND ARISE, to triumph over the forces of darkness pressing in at its gates, with determination to overtake the nation.  It is time for Canada to arise to the Glorious destiny Almighty God has purposed for it! This Mighty move of His Spirit has been revealed to many prophetic voices dating back as far as 1776:

Around 1776 zealous Americans sought to persecute the British Empire Loyalists who had turned north to settle in Canada in order to remain under the British rule.  The Spirit of the Lord spoke through the prophets of the Puritan Reformers saying:  “Do not hinder these people, let them move to Canada.  Do not seek to incorporate the land of Canada into America.  I am in the independence of America from Britain, and will mightily use this country.  But Canada has been reserved by Me for the last days for a special work.” (Peter Marshall: The Light and The Glory)

Canada has been ordained by God FOR A SPECIAL WORK, to play a critical role in the outworking of God’s plan to unveil the Bride of Christ in preparation for union with the Bridegroom.  This nation has an ambassadorial call, to apostolic leadership, to represent God’s strategies for the closing of this age, and for the unification of the Body of Christ, in its transformation into the Bride of Christ!  In years past I have had three significant revelations from God in regard to Canada that I believe have been reserved for now.

PROPHETIC PERSPECTIVES

In the first vision I saw the map of North America, and as I looked at the map Canada shifted and was lifted up as a holy offering onto God.  As I continued to look, the entire nation burst into fiery red and golden flames.  As I continued to marvel at this sight the nation was raised upward and became a Golden Crown.

The second revelation I received came as I was leading an Intercessory prayer meeting for Canada; as we were praying, the Lord led me to Luke 14:7-11 a parable about a wedding feast:

So He told a parable to those who were invited, when He noted how they chose the best places, saying to them: “When you are invited by anyone to a wedding feast, do not sit down in the best place, lest one more honorable than you be invited by him; and he who invited you and him come and say to you, ‘Give place to this man,’ and then you begin with shame to take the lowest place. But when you are invited, go and sit down in the lowest place, so that when he who invited you comes he may say to you, ‘Friend, go up higher.”

The Lord then said that Canada had been faithful over the years to remain in the background in humility, that it was time for Canada to come to the forefront and take its place in the destiny of God, as He intends to show up in this nation in a mighty and momentous move!  God is now saying to Canada: “FRIEND, COME UP HIGHER, RECEIVE THE GLORY OF MY PRESENCE THAT IS COMING UPON YOU.”

The third revelation God gave me was through a dream:  I was on a white horse seated behind the Lord, holding on to Him.  I was wearing a Bridal dress and the train was very long and blowing in the wind as we were flying above the clouds.  We then descended through the clouds and I began to see the earth below.  We flew closer to the earth towards North America.  I then saw Canada.  We flew very quickly toward its Eastern coastline then suddenly stopped just outside of Canada.

We sat there looking across the nation of Canada; it was very bright, lit up with white light.  Wide beams of white light were extending up into the heavens from the entire nation, coast to coast.  I then saw a thick white cloud descending over Canada.  As I looked closer, I then realized that it was not a cloud at all, but rather, thousands and thousands of angels descending upon the nation.  We stayed outside of Canada observing this; there was the sense in me, almost of urgency—more like a striving to get moving and enter the nation.  I wanted to prompt the horse and move the Lord to enter… the vision then ended.

As I prayed to the Lord about what this meant, and why we did not enter, I sensed that His response was that it was not yet time! That in the fullness of time HE WOULD ENTER, and when He did enter, all Canada would know it!  The white beams of light ascending to Heaven represented the intercessory prayers of the saints that have been going up through a multitude of prayer movements and Houses of Prayer, across this nation from coast to coast.  As a result, an invasion of the angelic host was being released to prepare the nation for a mighty end-time move of God!

Many nations around the earth such as Korea have heard God’s call to prayer for Canada and hundreds of thousands have been faithfully praying over the years! Many prophets and leaders have prophesied great things for Canada such as Yonggi Cho, Kenneth Copeland, Cindy Jacobs and Chuck pierce (many of these prophecies can be found on the internet).  Leaders such as David Damien—an Egyptian Christian, must be honored for answering the call to come to Canada to lay the groundwork of cleansing the land of antisemitism and prejudice, to prepare it for its Divine historic mandate!

Over history God has used key nations as runners to carry the baton on the Divine journey of the Ascent to Union with Christ!  As in a relay race, each runner must hand off the baton to the next runner within the assigned zone. We are now entering the zone of the fullness of times—the time of completion of the House of God and the summing up of all things in Christ, contained in the dynamics of the Feast of Tabernacles. This will be fulfilled in the season of Parousia—the Season of His Presence, when the level of His Presence will rise exponentially!!  It is time to bless Canada, to intercede for Canada, to cheer her on in her call to run the race well, to finish the Divine circuit, and to hand the baton back to Israel.

Now, my son, may the LORD be with you; and may you prosper, and build the house of the LORD your God, as He has said to you. Only may the LORD give you wisdom and understanding, and give you charge concerning Israel, that you may keep the law of the LORD your God…  Therefore arise and build the sanctuary of the LORD God…”  1 Chronicles 22:9-14

In long relays, runners begin with a slow jog, looking back to the previous runner while holding out their hand to receive the baton.  I believe God is saying to America, that CANADA HAS BEGUN TO RUN; she has been looking back to you over the years, receiving much treasure from you, and now, is now holding out her hand, to take her place in the race and run the Anchor Leg to the finish line!  Canada and the United States share the longest border in the world, we are friends, allies and most importantly we share a divine destiny in Christ to partner together to serve the purposes of the King!  I believe God is asking the United States and all nations to now stand with Canada and under-gird His purposes with prayer, intercession and partnerships for the Canadian elections on the 21st of October, as this nation is significant to God’s unfolding plan!!

THE DECADE OF THE VOICE OF THE LORD!

On September 30th we will be entering the Jewish New Year of 5780. In Hebrew the number eighty is represented by the letter pey that means the mouth.  During worship at a recent conference I attended in Raleigh on prophets and the prophetic, I began to receive a download from the Lord as to this coming decade marked by pey and beginning 2020 on the Gregorian calendar.

Having passed through the decade of ayin, represented by the eye, and seeing, a season of having learned to see and align our spiritual eyes to what God is revealing—we are now entering the time of 20/20 vision, of being perfected in vision in order to speak, decree, and prophecy with a higher level of accuracy and specificity. Prophets and the prophetic will move to the forefront as God moves to release His Will on planet Earth. On Rosh Hashanah we will enter the decade of the mouth—a new season thrusting us into a Holy Spirit inspired boldness to speak forth the Word of God, imparting His will into all situations, circumstances, spheres and political, and economic realms.

THE VOICE OF THE LORD

This will be a decade not related to our words and agendas, but rather TO THE VOICE OF THE LORD, HIS WILL AND HIS AGENDA coming forth in the Spirit of THE FEAR OF THE LORD!

“The voice of the LORD is over the waters; The God of glory thunders; The LORD is over many waters. The voice of the LORD is powerful; The voice of the LORD is full of majesty. The voice of the LORD breaks the cedars, Yes, the LORD splinters the cedars of Lebanon…The voice of the LO RD divides the flames of fire. The voice of the LORD shakes the wilderness; The LORD shakes the Wilderness of Kadesh. The voice of the LORD makes the deer give birth, And strips the forests bare; And in His temple everyone says, “Glory!” Psalm 29

This will be a decade when we will see prophets and prophetic saints declare and decree with an unction supported by the Voice of the Lord, initiating great breakthroughs long-awaited for.  THE VOICE OF THE LORD WILL THUNDER OVER THE WATERS, impacting the seas of many peoples, shifting nations and governments. THE VOICE OF THE LORD SPLINTERS THE CEDARS, shattering the pride of man—God will shatter and divide the enemy plans and every proud thing that rises against His Will!  THE VOICE OF THE LORD DIVIDES WITH FLAMES OF FIRE, STRIKING WITH BOLTS OF LIGHTENING; God will move to strike at the heart of evil, and the occultic conglomerates empowering iniquity in the earth.

THE LORD SHAKES THE WILDERNESS OF KADESHKadesh meaning the place of defilement and all sexual uncleanness. The Voice of the Lord will shake the places of immorality in the earth, exposing and revealing all that is grotesque and horrific in perversion—God will move to release countless captives from these prisons of bondage and multitudes will be set free!  THE VOICE OF THE LORD MAKES THE DEER GIVE BIRTH—this will be a decade of birthing the promises of God the Body has been travailing for over the last decade. The number eight represents a new beginning and a door, this decade will be the decade of THE BIRTH.  We will see the birth of the Marvels of God and enter into the full knowledge of His faithfulness and goodness to mankind. I see a multitude of doors swinging open to new pastures and fields of creativity, innovation and Ministry, with the Bright Light of God shining with favor on His people, and everyone will shout, “Glory!”

In the decade of the mouth, prophecy will begin to bubble up in the mouths of God’s people, declaring the word of the Lord.  Prophets will rise with prominence and accuracy. The Lord says that this will be a time of extreme acceleration, where His Word will run swiftly to accomplish His will, and will not return void:

“…so is My word that goes out from My mouth: It will not return to Me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.” Isaiah 55:11 

God told Abraham that Israel would be in bondage four hundred years and would be set free after the iniquity of the Amorites was complete, or at its fullness. When God was ready to perform this Word, He raised up Moses as a deliverer of His people.  Moses protested before God, saying that He could not speak. God’s answer to him was, “Who has made a man’s mouth?” He then tells him, “I will be with your mouth and teach you what to say!” (Ex. 4:10-12). In Hebrew the word ‘with’ can also mean ‘in,’ and the word teach is yarah and means to, flow as water or shoot like an arrow!

HE PUTS HIS WORDS IN YOUR MOUTH

Jeremiah also told the Lord that He could not speak, but God answered him:

“…you shall go to all to whom I send you, and whatever I command you, you shall speak. Do not be afraid of their faces, For I am with you to deliver you,” says the LORD. Then the LORD put forth His hand and touched my mouth, and the LORD said to me: “Behold, I have put My words IN YOUR MOUTH.”

God is getting set to release an army of deliverers in whom is the Voice of the Lord! His words will flow as water, releasing life and healing to the dry and parched places; bringing restoration to places defiled and destroyed by iniquity. The Lord will send forth His word from these deliverers—shooting them like arrows into the enemy’s camp to tear down strongholds, destroying their schemes!

These saints who have submitted to the process of preparation, will accelerate with the speed of light. I saw a picture of a person I know looking up toward the Heavens, I suddenly sensed in my spirit that she was about to lift off and take off into the fullness of her destiny!  I believe this picture is for many who have been trained in the refining fires of God. The Lord showed me these people having the character of the heroes seen in many movies, men and women who were beaten, thrown out windows, fell off cliffs…seemed to be dead, then got back up, to only be beaten again, fall out of planes run into by cars…and yet miraculously they got up again, and kept going—like the Terminator, nothing could stop them!

I saw that their internal capacity to contain the Spirit of God was maxing out, and the internal combustion within them heating up tremendously, making them ready to be thrust out like a rocket into the stratosphere! They took off and were gone. The anointing on them sends them out with power. There he goes! There she goes!  The Fire on their feet was getting too hot to stand still anymore. This anointing is the RESURRECTION ANOINTING that is about to break many out of their graves and the dead places. GOD IS THE ‘THRUST!’ He is the Fire, and the Power beneath our feet.  There is no stopping it and no turning back!

This anointing is to be suddenly and supernaturally pushed out, to advance forcibly in a certain direction.  The word thrust can also mean a forceful attack, a violent lunge with a sharp weapon. The people of God are the sharpened weapons that He will use to destroy His enemy. In Jeremiah 50 He says:

“You are My battle-ax and weapons of war: For with you I will break the nation in pieces; With you I will destroy kingdoms…” Jeremiah 51:20 

Thrust is also the propulsive force that gives lift off. God is the thrust and propulsive force of His people, that moves them, sends them and clothes them with power to carry out His will. In the decade ahead the people of God will find themselves suddenly thrust out into new arenas, LOCKED AND LOADED with the power of the VOICE OF THE LORD. He is saying now as He said to Jeremiah, “I am ready to perform My Word!”    

Behold, I have put My words in your mouth. I have this day set you over the nations and over the kingdoms, To root out and to pull down, To destroy and to throw down, To build and to plant.” Jeremiah 1:9-10

This is the work of God’s apostolic, prophetic people prepared for this hour of history!

Thousands Upon Thousands Released to Go!

 

For many in the Body of Christ I hear the Lord saying, “You have been functioning at a certain limited level for a long time, because of restrictions and limitations—your perceived limitations in finances, health, education, gender, lack of affirmation or acknowledgment of your call or gift. You have come to the time for you to step up, to go to the next level.”

With the leading of the Holy Spirit, the time has come to take the risk and step up to buy that car, that house, that building, buy that program that you need, get that accountant, upgrade your website, hire help, open up businesses, or buy that airline ticket. When you rise up to make the step of faith, life meets you there and your world begins to shift, take on a new dynamic and adjust accordingly. It is important to do something to activate the new dynamic, as faith without works is dead!

We have been hearing about the coming ‘shift’ for a long time, but I believe the world is shifting under our feet right now—we are already caught in the shift into a significant and notable season of history. With any transition into new territory there will be struggles with adjusting to the New Thing, but through it all God is at work to increase our capacity to contain more of His Glory and to hold the new ground He plans to entrust to us. With perseverance, if we choose not to give up, not to get offended at God or others, we embrace the good fight of faith and fix our eyes on Jesus, life will have changed and you will find yourself functioning at new levels and in new spheres in life and in ministry.

We triumph in faith by pressing through the spiritual resistance coming from all sides and advancing in the power of God, with the anointing of God. The anointing that breaks the yokes of poverty, shame, lack, fear and guilt…Press through! Run the gauntlet of satanic arrows designed to trip you up and shut you down. Rise up in the energy of Christ and like Paul shout, “No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us” (Romans 8:37).

The prize goes to the one who takes hold of life and in faith makes it conform to the promises of God, rather than to the one who allows life’s circumstances to beat them down. It goes to the one who presses on with courage, who in spite of fear receives the crown. What will you do? Your time has come!

At key moments in history certain people rose up to the occasion with courage and changed history. Martin Luther decided it was time to fight a righteous fight and chose to step forward; Rosa Parks stepped up when she refused to give up her seat on the bus—the spark that lit the hearts of men and women to take their stand.  Winston Churchill stepped up in the face of tyranny—his time had come! Some advised him to make peace with the enemy—a decision was required and the lives of many were weighing heavily on him. He made the decision to say, “Never,” a decision that changed the course of world history.

There are numerous testimonies of people who heard the call of God, or the still small voice and gave up their lives for the greater Glory and went on to do amazing things for God. They heard, they perceived the new thing, they obeyed, and they acted! With courage they stepped out in faith and pulled eternity into present reality. Their lives counted for something much bigger than themselves and their small world. They were dreamers, dreaming about possibilities rather than impossibilities.

Your Call and your dream has to be so big inside of you that it cannot be contained or shut down by anyone or anything, and like Jeremiah you say, But His word was in my heart like a burning fire shut up in my bones; I was weary of holding it back, and I could not.

Turn your eyes to God and know that His will must come forth!  Choose to cast off fear; take the bull by the horn’s and face your fears!  There is nothing more crippling than fear, it is always founded on lies intended to steal your dreams. What is the lie that you are believing? What is God saying to you? Do something opposite to what the lie says. Your faith will create a bigger place in you for God to occupy and break the the bonds intended to keep you small and average. Let your faith become big, grounded and muscular.  Faith is muscular and will destroy every barrier and mountain in your way.

Always aim for the highest, go for the gold! God needs you to believe for the inheritance He has prepared for you. Your part is a key part of His unfolding plan intended to bring His kingdom to earth—it is not intended only to bless you. Other people are waiting for the treasures He has deposited in you for them. They are waiting for the anointing on your life to break out!  God needs you to possess your promises, He is looking for a return on His investment in you! He needs you in that country He put on your heart; He needs you to have that house, to start that ministry, He needs you to write that book.

You don’t have to be like anyone else, you are not meant to be like anyone else! God has given you a unique anointing special to you. You have your own anointing and work that is intended to give you great joy! Grab hold of life and make it conform to the promises of God. We are now in the fullness of time for the purposes of God to come forth, a time when everything is about to break forth.

Thousands upon thousands are now being released to occupy every sphere of influence, to bring Good News, and reap a harvest for the Lord of the Harvest.  Many years of training and refining have gone into the army of servants now being released; these have graduated through many levels of training—the training time is over! Future training will now be on the job as all are thrust out into the harvest fields of the world. As I said in the last word I wrote, I heard the Lord say, “Ready or not here I come!”

God’s awesome work of Creation was done by faith and with the spoken Word (Heb. 11:3). We must do the same! SPEAK YOUR FUTURE INTO EXISTENCE, CREATE YOUR WORLD BY FAITH. TALK YOURSELF INTO YOUR DESTINY. STIR UP THE GIFT OF GOD IN YOU. SPEAK IN TONGUES DAILY. LIKE JEREMIAH AND PAUL, YOU HAVE BEEN CALLED FROM BEFORE TIME INTO TIME TO ACCOMPLISH SIGNIFICANT WORKS FOR THE KINGDOM OF GOD. THE PATRIARCHS OF OLD HAD THE SAME FEARS THAT WE ALL HAVE, BUT THEY PRESSED THROUGH IT AND CHANGED THE WORLD.

 

 

The Breaker Shall Come!

 

God is presently positioning His people strategically for the launch of a great Heavenly campaign, through which the Lord with His heavenly hosts will begin to plunder the enemy’s camp to capture a great harvest of souls for the Kingdom of God.  The Harvest is about to be awakened, and the scales removed from their eyes; many will be given eyes to see and a heart to perceive the living God in Christ Jesus. The Church also is about to be awakened, receive the revelation of their true identity in Christ, begin to move out and begin to do the greater works of Christ.

Moves of God are never neat and tidy, and the one that is coming, that will release the billion soul harvest or possibly much more, will certainly come as a mighty, potent tidal wave that sparks and ignites war, as the rulers of darkness vie to retain power over their prey. In Isaiah 49:25, God in essence asks the question, can the powerful hold and keep their captives? His answer of course, was No, they cannot!

“Even the captives of the mighty shall be taken away, and the prey of the terrible be delivered; For I will contend with him who contends with you, and I will save your children.”

The Breaker Must Come!

God is now setting the stage for the greatest rescue mission of all time! The captives are restless; unease over the existing state of affairs is shaking foundations as the Church gets primed for action.  If an awakening is to come, if significant change is coming, if the Harvest is to be released from captivitythen the Breaker must first come, and the Breaker Anointing released! A Heavenly invasion must break and smash through the gates, crushing the walls of the enemy’s defences. There is always war at the Gates to Breakthrough! However, the Word of God promises that the gates of hell cannot and will not triumph or prevail.

Jill Austin, a prophet and passionate woman of God, before she died, said in a word she wrote for the Elijah List, “A breaker anointing is a catalytic deposit of the Holy Spirit where eternity breaks through into the natural realm. It’s a holy invasion where the gates of heaven are breaking open with visitations and salvations, healing and deliverance.The breaker anointing is the core anointing of the apostolic Church.”

In the great battle of WWII on D-day, waves and waves of valiant soldiers were willing to give their lives to take down the kingdom of darkness under the rule of Hitler. A new breed of such men and women are now being groomed for the great battles ahead to release the captives from their prisons, and their hard task masters who are bent on destroying civilization as we have known it. In Donald Trump’s great speech on D-Day, he honored the soldiers who fought that day on the shores of Normandy as the greatest generation ever; now however, another of the greatest and most significant generations ever to live is being made ready for notable of battles ahead.

This new breed is rising with Jesus’ cry of Isaiah 61 on their lips, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because the LORD has anointed Me…to proclaim liberty to the captives, And the opening of the prison to those who are bound; TO PROCLAIM THE ACCEPTABLE YEAR OF THE LORD.” (emphasis mine).

God is making ready a people for a HOLY WAR. In light of this, we can understand the reason for preparation in holiness, brokenness, love and mercy. The battle cry will resound as a trumpet blast from heaven to ignite the battle and releasing the sound that awakens a generation to their Divine destiny. This significant generation will see things that prophets and righteous men longed to see (Matt. 13:17).  We have been called to live in this notable hour to serve the purposes of the living God; it is time to be courageous and fearless.

The Trumpets Are Sounding!

In scripture (Num. 10:4), the silver trumpet was sounded  for the gathering of the leaders only once. Leaders had to be alert, listen for the sound of the trumpet and be ready. When the leaders led the people to war, the trumpets would also be blown to gather them for the battle ahead.

“When you go to war in your land against the enemy who oppresses you, then you shall sound an alarm with the trumpets, and you will be remembered before the LORD your God, and you will be saved from your enemies.” Numbers 10:9

In a time of discouragement and despair, God once said to me very forcefully, Never put down your sword!  We cannot afford to be taken by surprise and caught off guard by hells schemes and sudden tactics. Pearl Harbor is a great example of a sudden and unexpected attack; these soldiers we’re highly trained and prepared, but their guards were down. The Word of God tells us,“If the trumpet makes an uncertain sound, who will prepare for battle?” (1 Cor. 14:8). It is critical for the Church to be in a state of readiness, with our loins girded up, that we may run a race of strength and victory. Satan is holding captive billions of souls. The Word of God says, there is a time for every purpose—It is time to war at the gates for the souls of mankind.

Many years ago the Lord sent a prophet to my house with a message that I was to study the name Yahweh Shamah—one of the names of God; it means THE LORD HE IS THERE! In this season the Lord will be very present with us in every aspect of our lives and everything we do for Him. This is the name the Lord is highlighting for this season—for a generation who have come into maturity to the fullness of the stature of Christ. His Presence will fill the temple of lives dedicated to Him; He will be there to occupy their destiny to ensure its fulfillment! Yahweh Shamah represents the Lord in His fullness of power and authority, acknowledging the completeness of His work in a people, as He comes to fill them with His Glory.

“…the name of the city from that day shall be: THE LORD IS THERE” Ezekiel 48:35

Don’t Discount The Small Thing!

Recently I had a small sense of the Lord possibly asking me to do a particular thing. I thought about, it and for a variety of reasons I brushed it off as not from the Lord. Later, the same small thought came on me to do this thing, and again I brushed it off. As I sat in a meeting one evening, the speaker said that God won’t give you directions for the next thing until you are obedient to do the last thing he told you to; immediately the same thought came to mind; I was greatly convicted and repented. The Lord then showed me a picture of a very small crack of a door that had opened.  The small crack represented a seemingly small opportunity, and I heard the Lord say, “Don’t discount the small thing, the small opportunity or the small voice; if there is a crack in the door it means the door has opened! A way is opening and has been made ready for you. Heaven is aligning the path ahead for you. If the door has opened even a crack, it means that with very little effort, with ease it can be pushed open, and will fully open to the broad expanse before you.”

Over this summer doors will be cracking open for some and swinging wide for others, establishing the saints in the Divine Call on this generation. The Breaker will be breaking open the way to begin to move out,  anointing the saints with the anointing of the Breaker to open prison doors and set captives free!  The Breaker rests upon the head of His people, as the oil was poured out on the head of Aaron. It advances on an apostolic people and leadership—a vanguard of courageous people united to the King, willing to give all for His Glory.

“The breaker is come up before them: they have broken up, and have passed through the gate, and are gone out by it: AND THEIR KING SHALL PASS BEFORE THEM, AND THE LORD ON THE HEAD OF THEM.” Micah 2:13 (emphasis mine)

Don’t miss the small voice, or ignore the small opportunity. The Breaker has come! Get ready for a summer of breakthrough! I heard the Lord whisper, “Ready or not, here I come.”

Brokenness Sees

 

The last word that I wrote was directed at knowing Christ in the power of His resurrection and pressing on to the High Call of being trusted with His power. However, that’s only half of the equation in the attainment to this High Call; the other part of the equation is to first know Him in the fellowship of His sufferings. Brokenness is the foundation for knowing Christ in the fellowship of His suffering—His suffering to bring to birth the longing of His heart, the magnificent vision of His Bride. Brokenness provides the ability to participate with Him in that travail to bring forth His dream and consequently to know Him in the ultimate power of His resurrection to bring that forth.

“Thus says the LORD: “Heaven is My throne, and earth is My footstool. Where is the house that you will build Me? And where is the place of My rest? For all those things My hand has made, and all those things exist,” Says the LORD. “But on this one will I look: On him who is poor and of a contrite spirit, And who trembles at My word.” Isaiah 66:1-2

There is a perfect correlation between brokenness and humility, with the ability to see and hear, just as there is between pride, blindness and deafness. I am not necessarily talking about the seeing that is a prophetic, although that will certainly be affected because of mixture.  I am talking about the seeing that releases an understanding of God, of who He is and therefore of who we are before Him—of knowing Him in His ways, understanding His purposes and His will. Moses asked of Him, “Show me your ways that I may know You.”

The Word of God declares to us that the sufferings that we experience cannot be compared to the Glory that shall be revealed in us!  Brokenness keeps the flame of love burning on our hearts whereas pride puts ourselves at the forefront. On the day that arrogance dies, the Lord will be seen high and lifted up and the train of His robe filling His temple as Isaiah saw in the year  Uzziah died.

“In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord, high and exalted, seated on a throne; and the train of his robe filled the temple.” Isaiah 6:1 

Brokenness Takes us Higher

There is great power and authority coming to the people of God that will be entrusted to those who have been prepared in brokenness and who have embraced it as the work of God in their lives. These are ones who repent with Godly sorrow when they see their hearts in the Presence of a Holy God, and cry out like Isaiah. “I am a man of unclean lips!” Recently I have taken note of many pastors and leaders—some who are well known—who are being shifted to a deeper levels in God through the door of brokennes by their choice to make themselves vulnerable and transparent. The fruit from this in their lives is truly magnificent—much revelation, sublime wisdom and an authentic and beautiful spirit in the fragrance of Christ!.

“The sacrifice You desire is a broken spirit. You will not reject a broken and repentant heart, O God.” Psalm 51:17

I love how the Message expresses this passage:

“I learned God-worship when my pride was shattered.
Heart-shattered lives ready for love don’t for a moment escape God’s notice.”

These who have been broken are able to know Christ in the fellowship of His suffering. These are ones He will trust to know Him in the power of His resurrection. In brokenness, pride is shattered, trustworthy, safe vessels are made ready and are brought forth.

Pride Keeps us Blind

During a recent conference I saw something in my own heart, an issue rooted in pride that I had been working on over the years. It was the pride of being overly opinionated without being in possession of all the facts. For a moment it was if a burst of Light landed on my heart highlighting the issue; I saw it with a clarity that I had not seen before and was able to see the many times it had hindered me in life. I was in a place of brokenness about this as I saw the many times God’s hand had protected me from sabotaging my destiny because of it, and His patience in waiting for me to grow in this area. I was broken because pride had kept me blind, deaf and unaware of any of this until that moment. As Light came in, I was able to see because of the brokenness.

Since that time, I have had key moments of increased seeing and receiving strategy and direction from the Lord—as if a blockage had been cleared and the smudges on my glasses were cleaned.  Prophetic, seers must be careful to not fall into the trap of opinions, for as much as God reveals, we are never privy to all the facts, only God sees it all at the same time—the past the present and the future.  He alone has perfect understanding!  We serve Him with our gift in humility and obedience, never going beyond the bounds of His instruction and revelation. Those who are careful in their walk before Him and handle revelations with righteousness, become friends and partners of God, ministering to the heart of God and serving His Love and care to humanity.

Brokenness is a great Gift of God! As a consequence of seeing, we can choose to humble ourselves before God, seek His mercy and forgiveness for the arrogance that has kept us blind, bound to earth, the flesh, opinions and judgments.

“For thus says the High and Lofty One Who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: “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

To revive means: – to make alive, give (promise) life, nourish up, preserve alive, quicken, recover, repair, restore (to life), revive, save, be whole. These are blessings awaiting the humble heart.

Brokenness gives us the wings to fly into eternal and supernatural possibilities. Those trained in brokenness will be transformed into a great army of Eagles, flying with the Lord into the heights, entrusted with eyes to see into the distance, given to understand the times, to know like Issachar what is coming and what needs to be done—discerners who understand the Lord’s movements and can easily detect the schemes of the enemy and the counterfeit. Brokenness sees and knows!

God’s Corporate Family

Twenty years ago, God told me that the Great Revival and outpouring of God I was looking for would come to a corporate people.  In my immaturity at the time, I did not want to believe or accept that statement and was unwilling to wait for others.  Like Joshua and Caleb, I felt that I was willing and ready to enter the Promised Land at the time. I was eating and dreaming revival, reading everything I could get my hands on! Zeal for the Lord was consuming me yet there was little love in my heart.  Twenty years later I am just beginning to understand that God meant what He had said.

Caleb and Joshua had to wait forty years for the old generation marked by the old ways of division, pride, grumbling, murmuring, in-fighting, and usurping leadership, to die off.  They had to wait until a generation of warriors who had learned the lessons and chosen God’s ways of humility, had come forth. Israel became a corporate, unified body that was beautiful in God’s eyes.  Balaam who was called forth to curse the people of God could only prophecy the pleasure of God over His people.

“How lovely are your tents, O Jacob! Your dwellings, O Israel! Like valleys that stretch out, like gardens by the riverside, like aloes planted by the LORD, Like cedars beside the waters.” Numbers 24:5-6

“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!’ Numbers 23:21-23

The work that God has been doing in His people over the years, in His mind, has had one end in view, a corporate people that have become a unified body in fellowship and in a love for each other that binds us together in Him. This is His great emphasis right now—the honoring and preferring of our leaders and each other, fellowshipping together, eating together, bonding together, falling in love with each other.  This as a foundation for the coming Harvest and the great and effective door He is about to open to His Body. As He has said in His Word, it is by our love that they will know Him!  Brokenness prepares the heart to express a love that is pure and authentic. It tenderizes our hearts and allows us to truly become a family—the family of God!

The High Call of God

For every dispensation of time, the Saints are called forth to the stewardship of that time, ensuring that God’s will is accomplished, and His intentions fulfilled. Paul declared in Colossians 1:25 that he became: “…a minister according to the stewardship from God which was given to me for you, to fulfill the word of God…”

The word ‘stewardship’ in the Greek is oikonomia; It is a word related to the stewardship and management of God’s economy. For those chosen to be born and live in these fullness of times—in the Day of His Power, the call to ministry is to the High Call of stewarding and administering the Life of Christ in the fulness of the power and authority intended by the Lord.

The Bible highlights the many great leaders and saints who lived out the principle that God raises up certain people for certain times and prepares and equips them to administer His blueprint for that period.

Joshua was one of God’s most trustworthy and faithful leaders, raised up to cause the people of God to conquer and possess the promised land. Joshua 24:31 is testimony of his great leadership, “Israel served the LORD all the days of Joshua…”

There are strategic assignments to be accomplished for every season, and keys brought forth by God to crank the engine, that drives and directs our movement on the journey of ascension to Christ toward the completion of His Divine plan.

Every objective of God to be accomplished in every dispensation, is a vital and crucial part to His unfolding plan. Each becomes a part of the momentum that moves history forward toward the climax of times at the end of the age.

 “In all wisdom and insight, He made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His kind intention which He purposed in Him with a view to an administration suitable to the fullness of the times, that is, the summing up of all things in Christ, things in the heavens and things on the earth. In Him.” Ephesians 1:8-10

The word administration in this passage, is translated as dispensation and also as stewardship in other translations; it is the same word oikonomia, spoken of earlier in Col. 1:25. In the context of this passage, it refers to God’s administration or stewardship of a certain period of history to which Paul described as “the fulness of times.” This passage also takes into account the Lord’s servants appointed to partner with Him in this administration, to carry out His will and execute His Campaign with authority; the ESV describes it as, “…a plan for the fullness of time.”

God will have an administration suitable for this dispensation, tailored and equipped to meet the challenges of the times—this is our destiny. It is therefore necessary to God’s interests that we: Understand the dynamics of the times; God’s intentions for the times; know the framework and boundaries of the times; the enemy’s limits within the times (Dan. 7:25); and receive directions and tactical assignments to implement the plan of God.

The prophets of Israel were called forth as stewards of the oracles of God and witnesses to the world of the Living God. They lived supernatural lives functioning in gifts and abilities sourced from another realm.  For this present hour, the saints prepared and brought forth to serve God, will be a unique people, bold and courageous, who stand resolute, tethered to the Lord by humility and the fear of the Lord. They are called forth for the stewardship of a unique season of fullness, when everything has matured to its fullness—both good and evil—the season of Harvest!

THE HIGH CALLING OF GOD

The responsibility to execute this stewardship is authorized by a walk of integrity and faithfulness to the Call and undergirded by a resolution of unwillingness to compromise or capitulate.  To such a heart is the high call of God given.

These saints will be moving in heightened discernment and in the fullness  of the administrations of the gifts of the Holy Spirit. They will be a people who have attained to the glory of sonship the Father intended—a people conformed to the image of the Son.

Philippians 3 is a passage written by Paul toward the end of his life. In it he shares his great longing to know Christ at a deeper and higher level in the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings:

Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” Verses 12-14

Paul’s words reveal that he was pressing on to attain to something far greater than he had thus far experienced in his life—he was pressing on for more! This was captured in his cry to apprehend the fullness for which Christ had apprehended him.  Paul referred to this prize as the high call of God.  What is the high call of God? It seems clear that Paul’s desire was not simply that of a literal resurrection from the dead, confirmed by his words, “…not that I have already attained.”

In the Greek language, the words high call or upward call, means a mandate and an invitation to come up higher. The definition of the word high adds further light as to Paul’s intent:

High: extending above the normal or average level; great, or greater than normal, in quantity or intensity.

Some may say that Paul was moving in great signs and wonders, however the cry of Paul’s hearts shows that there is much, much more for us to experience in God. Paul was straining, pressing and reaching forward for this prize—to grasp and lay hold of the fullness of his inheritance in Christ.

There is a coming level of resurrection power to be released in its fullness in the saints that extends far above a level we have yet seen. Paul’s goal was reaching for this prize of the high call of knowing Christ in this level of resurrection power.

THE POWER OF HIS RESURRECTION

Paul prayed that the saints would also know this great power and get the possibilities of what the embrace of their true identity as sons of God meant for their lives and consequently for the world.

“…what the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of His power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power…” (Ephes. 1:18-20).

Resurrection power is the new dynamic and DNA of saints born again in Christ. We are now supernatural beings by the indwelling power of the Holy Spirit, as the scriptures clearly show:

“Now when the multitudes saw it, they marveled and glorified God, who had given such power to men.” Matthew 9:8:

“Behold, I send the Promise of My Father upon you; but tarry in the city of Jerusalem until you are endued with power from on high.” Luke 24:49:

GOD’S SUPER HEROES

The disciples lived a life in demonstration of this indwelling power, administering it in the boldness and courage granted by the Holy Spirit. The Old Testament provides many accounts of those who served God displaying His power; for example, Moses in the power of God parted the Red Sea. Elijah parted the river Jordan and stopped the rain from falling for three years. Both he and Elisha with the help of angel armies accomplished many supernatural feats and miracles. In battle Joshua asked God to turn back time and it was granted.

As a Man, Jesus walked the earth displaying marvelous supernatural power. He healed the sick of all diseases and raised the dead. He walked on water and commanded the storm to be still, demonstrating power over all natural elements.  Yet, Jesus declared to His followers that they would do greater works than He did.

Jesus’ words became a reality for the disciples, who began moving out in signs and wonders, in supernatural power in the gifts of healing, wisdom and foreknowledge of events; some raised people from the dead. Phillip, a disciple travelled from one city to another supernaturally:

“When they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord suddenly took Philip away, and the eunuch did not see him again, but went on his way rejoicing. Philip, however, appeared at Azotus and traveled about, preaching the gospel in all the towns until he reached Caesarea.” Acts 8:39-40

SUPERNATURAL POWER

As preparation for moving in the High Call of God, I heard the Lord say the word hone. To hone the gifts and skills given to us means to: sharpen as a blade; refine or perfect something—honing skills; give greater strength or firmness to the body, or a part of the body.

Corinthians 12:7-11 declares that we have each been given power that functions through nine gifts administered in the power of the Spirit of God. In the fullness of time, God will have a people of superior supernatural prowess, moving in the powers of the age to come, above the normal or average level. These are the sons of God the earth is travailing to bring forth:

“…who have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the coming age…”

THE CLASH OF TWO KINGDOMS

The clash of kingdoms will be dramatic as God releases His own Super Heroes prepared for the hour—warriors whose faces are set—sons of Zion raised up to war against the sons of Greece, their God has made them like, “…the sword of a mighty man. The LORD will be seen over them…” Zechariah 9:13-14

For the fullness of time, our God-given supernatural gifts will be released to function at a much higher level than even seen in Scripture. A new breed will emerge fashioned for the challenge of the climax of history.  It is time for the saints of God to get the revelation of the power and great treasures that reside within them through Christ— “Christ in you the hope of glory.” The High Call of God is attainment unto Glory!

 “Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us…”  Ephesians 3:20

The Day of the culmination of all things, is the Day of His Power when the saints volunteer freely, the leaders lead courageously and willingly, and Heaven invades planet Earth with the Glory of the Christ. Of this day, as the armies of Heaven march in unison with God’s army on Earth to take the Promised Land, it will be said, as it was said of Israel when they gathered corporately to advance into the Land. “The shout of a King was among them.”  That King is Jesus!

God is calling the saints to be bold, to come up higher into the Upward and High Call of God, to take our positions in the battle against evil.

 

(Excerpted from our Online Course The Arising Army of God)

REMOVING THE SECONDARY TO RELEASE THE PRIMARY!

 

In the first week of this year I became quite sick and had to take a few days off to rest.  As I lay on my couch, I took the opportunity to spend some time in prayer and soaking. God took this opportunity to get my attention! As I soaked, I began to perceive that God had something awesome on the horizon for His people in 2019.  I also began to understand that the visions and promises that God had given me related to my destiny in Him were not necessarily going to be fulfilled in the manner I thought they would—that it would probably look very different than what I was anticipating.  I had a deep sense that in 2019 and 2020 we were approaching something very holy to God; that it was wisdom to adopt a spiritual posture of humility before the majesty of the King, in full surrender to His will and the acknowledgment that Jesus Christ is Lord!

Directly in front of the couch where I lay soaking was our large screen TV, set to the fireplace channel. As I stared into the fire, the Lord said that I was to put everything into the fire as a holy offering onto him—the ministry, the websites, my books, courses, all my work and projects over the last 20 years, all my hopes, dreams and expectations. Along with everything, I was to put myself on the altar and let the flames reduce it all to beautiful ashes! The fire symbolized the cleansing work of God where He would be purifying my life’s work, the motivations of my heart and the hidden desires of self.

I readily submitted to this process, fully expecting Him to refine the work for His greater Glory, never expecting that He might not return some of the things I had placed in the fire—but that is what happened! God soon began to highlight certain things that were to remain in the fire—certain projects I had worked on for years, others more recently—gone. These were things had all borne a certain measure of fruit, but not to the level I had been expecting.  Having given birth to these endeavors, it was with some tears, that in obedience I put and end to them. After I got over the initial shock of what I had done, surprisingly, I began experience much relief as the burden for these ventures lifted—I felt freedom! I have chosen to be vulnerable and transparent as I believe that many will relate with this word and through obedience will experience the same relief and freedom I felt.

I then heard the Lord say that I was to now focus like a laser beam on the original mandate He had given me—the primary vision.  He revealed that the things He kept, although good, were not His first intention for me, they were secondary visions I had attached to the primary. He helped me to see that the secondary had become a hindrance and a distraction to the primary!  I began to see—and possibly others will relate—that over the many years in the long wait of preparation and training for the mandate, that the primary vision that is His destiny for our lives, can become blurred, distorted by the flesh, emotions, and by enthusiasm. And that because of a lack of clarity as to the manner of the fulfillment of the vision, the flesh tries to fill in the gaps—to add or subtract in an attempt to complete a picture given in seed form.  As He has said, His ways are so much higher and beyond our reasoning.

God impressed upon me that He has heard all the prayers of His people, knows all our desires, understands all our expectations and acknowledges all the demands made on Him in faith! However, as we approach Him in 2019, I believe He is saying, “I acknowledge it all!  Now, let it all go into the fire!”  All that I need you to understand for 2019 and beyond is to be still and know that I am God. Trust that I know what I’m doing in every sphere of your life and in the world, even though you may not understand it at first.”

In 2019 God is going to be trimming away the secondary to bring forth the primary in Glory—the Glory of God shall be seen on His people. The Lord will receive all the honor and He alone will be exalted and glorified through all the we are and do for Him!

In the years ahead, the sons of God will come to fullness as they partner with the Lord’s plan and the Lord’s intentions—a partnership in sonship.  A new dynamic will come forth through this strategic alliance with the Godhead that will see ministries, businesses, and creative and innovative endeavors emerge on the world stage clothed in the majesty of transcendent excellence.

The work of cutting away the excess and pruning us back to the core vision is in preparation for the unveiling of His masterpiece—the sons of God and their release onto the world stage. The pruning comes to trigger supernatural increase and garner the maximum output from His investment.

The most important, productive position we can take at this time is stillness in His Presence, listening for His Voice and receiving fresh directions for 2019. The season ahead comes as a new dynamic with its own unique challenges—it is marked by a way we have not walked before. The willingness in our hearts to become nothing so that He can arise in us to become everything and receive all the Glory is a posture of submission to love inspired by wisdom. When Jesus shows up, He is the only Star, and all fall prostrate!

As the Word declares, in our flesh we cannot imagine or think of the exceedingly great things God has prepared for His people—for those who love Him! This is the reality of this moment. God is about to surprise beyond expectations those who submit to His process. Minds must be renewed and prepared to comprehend and receive what God is about to release. He is clearing away the excesses and narrowing focus, that eyes can see and process His revelation of the primary in completion and fullness.  The sons of the prophets understood the need for change and a new dynamic, they said to Elisha in 2 Kings 6:1-2:

 “See now, the place where we dwell with you is too small for us.  Please, let us go to the Jordan, and let every man take a beam from there, and let us make there a place where we may dwell.”  

In this passage the Hebrew word for ‘place’ also means a condition of the mind (Strong’s H4725). It is from a root word meaning to rise. The Jordan represents the Cross—the River of complete surrender and death to self—the preparation for crossing over to possess the Promised Land!  In this passage, as a word for today, God is saying that the Body of Christ has been living in a small place, that our minds need to be stretched and our hearts enlarged to contain the great thing He has stored up for us! God’s desire is for each of us to go down to the River—the place of absolute surrender, of letting go of the past, our good intentions, good deeds, our agendas, idols, self, comfort, ungodly beliefs etc. The place where we surrender to His cutting away of the excesses.

The River of sacrificial Love beckons us to come in and collect our beam—our contribution to the building of God’s House, a beam that fortifies and strengthens relationships. The Hebrew word for build is banah, from which we get the word for ‘son’ which is ben—as the builder of the family name (H1121). We have each been given a part in building up the family name of Jesus Christ and becoming built together as a Spiritual House, as we are transformed into His Bride. When we dwell together in this holy union, we become a force to be reckoned with, having power and authority to gather the Lord’s harvest and the Love to care for them.

 “Enlarge your house; build an addition.  Spread out your home, and spare no expense!  For you will soon be bursting at the seams.  Your descendants will occupy other nations and resettle the ruined cities” Isaiah 54: 2-3

God is saying that it is now time to intentionally rise, ramp up, transcend, breakthrough, and prepare to penetrate the greater dimension of His Glory.  He is calling out to us to begin to move in step with Him in the next season—a season that demands a deeper place in Christ, in order to possess broader places in Him.  The River of Life in abundance awaits the bold and courageous!  Many will begin to pass over at Passover to possess the promises of God. You have been fully prepared and equipped for this day!

The Glory of God will descend through the perfecting of our love, unity and submission to His will. From that Glory the sending will begin—the sending of an army of saints who will possess nations and do mighty exploits in His name.  Yahweh is a covenant keeping God; He is standing ready to fulfill the covenants He made with us in His Word.  A multitude of angels are standing at attention, ready to be released to execute the will of God on Earth.  In these times of volatility, it is crucial to our faith to always remember that Yahweh is also the God of Resurrection—when things seem as if they are at their worst and the days look dark, that is when God says to look up, for your redemption draws near, and He moves suddenly to show forth His great power!  He Reigns!

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

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!”