Equipping & Mobilizing

Are Your Blessings being stolen?

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

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

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

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

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

The Law of Sowing And Reaping

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

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

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

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

Christ Our Redeemer

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

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

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

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

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

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

Two Conditions For the Coming Awakening!

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

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

Death & Life are in the Tongue

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

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

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

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

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

When Brethren Dwell in Unity Power is released!

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

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

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

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

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

THE WINE IS READY AND KEYS TO UNLOCK YOUR DESTINY!

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

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

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

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

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

Being Rightly Positioned

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

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

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

Cities of Refuge – Called to a City.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

The Holy Spirit Shall come Upon You!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Go before Me and Prepare My Way!”

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

I am coming to Judge the Earth:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Go Before Me and Prepare My Way!”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

The Season of Completion!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

In The Mount of the Lord It Shall Be Seen!

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

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

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

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

It Shall Be Seen!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Will the Sons of God Come Forth!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Protocols of The Kingdom & Revival

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

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

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

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

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

Some guidelines in relating to leadership:

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

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

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

Leaders with other leaders:

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

Leaders with the Saints of God

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Prayer for Personal Revival:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Forgiven!”

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Our great magnificent God—creator of stars, the universe and all humanity, in his wisdom imparted into His creation the concept of Fatherhood and the corresponding security that comes through parental love.  Parental affection is God’s transcendent container, chosen as the channel through which the Father would release and infuse humanity with His supernatural agape love. The Father’s intention was that through His Love, our identities as children of God would be grounded in an atmosphere of absolute security, one that inspires emotional wholeness. Apart from God, man cannot fully comprehended or understand God’s intention in fatherhood as He alone is the essence and fundamental nature of fatherhood.

There are hundreds of names by which God has made Himself known to us, but I believe ‘Father’ is the one that is most endearing to Him, the one that brings Him the most joy! “Father,” is the cry in humanity that reaches out into eternity to touch the One our spirit man is most familiar with and longs for!  The Father’s love for humanity surpasses anything we are able to imagine or comprehend in this life.  That He would love us so much to send His very best—His precious Son, Jesus, to be terribly tortured and killed, is beyond our ability to grasp fully.  Even so, it is vital to our spiritual health and emotional well-being that we receive a revelation and an impartation of the Father’s love.

“For God so loved the world that He Gave His only beloved Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”  John 3:16

Conditional love, most often demonstrated through fallen man, is devastating to the soul!  Our unconditional acceptance in Christ must become the foundation that our lives are established on—a fundamental revelation necessary for growth in faith, wisdom and power, to the fullness of God.  This is our inheritance as children of God!

“…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 3:17-19 

A void in apprehending the Father’s unconditional love, acceptance and affirmation is the chief cause of the deep wound that presently exists within the heart of humanity.  This has become the chief cause for all relational problems on the earth.  The soul of humanity is desperately in need of healing, and the restoration to wholeness that can only come through a revelation of the magnitude of the Father’s love for us in Christ.  To know that we are protected in His love, and secure in the Everlasting Arms brings peace and rest to our souls.

“The LORD has appeared of old to me, saying”: Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you.  Again I will build you, and you shall be rebuilt, O virgin of Israel!”  Jeremiah 31:4 

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Breaking Out Into Destiny in 2016!

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At the start of 2016 many may have found themselves in very narrow, tight and constricted places; places of anxiety and discomfort, of perplexity by the turn of circumstances. Having just walked through such a time, I have discovered that God is using the trial of the narrow place to eliminate any outstanding blockages that would hinder us in the coming season of HARVEST AND GLORY.  God is a GOOD FATHER who is perfecting and completing all that concerns His children that they would stand in secure places of strength in the volatile season ahead.

“In the day when I cried out, You answered me, And made me bold with strength in my soul…Though I walk in the midst of trouble, YOU WILL REVIVE ME; You will stretch out Your hand Against the wrath of my enemies, And Your right hand will save me. THE LORD WILL PERFECT THAT WHICH CONCERNS ME…” Psalm 138:3,7-8

The word perfect is the Hebrew word gâmar which means to end in the sense of COMPLETION.  The English definition of the word to perfect, means: to bring to completion; to finish; make flawless or faultless: to bring nearer to perfection; improve; make better: to make fully skilled.  God has promised us in His Word to complete that which He has started in us and He is presently doing a spectacular work to see His intentions in and for us realized (Phil. 1:6).

In the narrow place, if we have ears to hear, and will listen for His voice, the Lord is releasing keys to remove demonic schemes and barriers that have kept His people from freedom over the years. Sudden revelations and answers are being released from Heaven right now to open spiritual prisons that we may not have even been aware of!  THE NARROW PLACE IS THE BIRTHING CHANNEL that is now moving His people forward out into broad and spacious places of freedom and victory!

us-army-379036_1280The Lord is bringing His people OUT and establishing their boundaries in pleasant places!  We are coming out with strength and with revelation!  We are coming out with direction and strategies; we are coming out with ideas and inventions; we are coming out with joy and with passion!  WE ARE COMING OUT AS AN ARMY ON THE OFFENSIVE READY TO CONQUER AND TO OCCUPY!  We are now being established at higher levels of faith, undergirded with a double portion of Grace and with a greater understanding of His Great Power and Sovereignty over our lives.

God is giving us the word of authority to move the mountains before us, and as we speak forth in faith our very BIG God breathes into the word and all things begin to align to His will!  He is aligning us in His will and securing our lives in Him!

God is strategically establishing His people to accomplish His intentions for people groups, communities and nations.  NOW IS THE TIME to boldly run a race of strength, to occupy all areas of society for the Kingdom of God.  Psalms 110 prophecies that the people of God will volunteer freely to work the works of God in the DAY OF HIS POWER—a Day that is now upon us!  As the Lord showed me in the last word that I wrote— “Let There be Light” He is now opening a GREAT & EFFECTIVE DOOR for us to reap a GREAT HARVEST.  There are certain words that have a Kairos timing attached to them, however, recently God has impressed this word on my heart as a now word, with a sense of urgency:  “WHATEVER YOUR HAND FINDS TO DO, DO IT WITH ALL YOUR MIGHT…” (Ecc. 9:10).  As the GREAT AND EFFECTIVE DOORS OF OPPORTUNITY OPEN to us in the days ahead, let us lay hold of God and run with endurance…with all our might, the race He has set before us!

“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…” Hebrews 12:1

LET THERE BE LIGHT!

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Over the last two months of 2015 I heard the Lord say that I was to cease from all works and enter into a time of rest in Him. During this time I heard a discussion about the present chaos in the world and the agenda of the powers of darkness to bring chaos through sinister groups and political powers. The Lord seemed to be highlighting the word chaos to me. I knew the meaning of this word but as I pondered over it, I felt led to look to search further and was surprised that one of the definitions listed was: formless matter supposed to have preceded the existence of the ordered universe. Immediately the Lord took me to Genesis chapter 1:1:

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light.”

THE VOICE of the Lord spoke, “LET THERE BE LIGHT,” the Spirit of the Lord then moved to inhabit the Word causing it to burst forth into reality, “AND THERE WAS LIGHT.” God began to highlight the fact that in the midst of chaos the Spirit of God was moving with intentionality and purpose, brooding over the DIVINE WILL. God was not surprised, disturbed or distressed by the chaos! He was actually working to bring forth a spectacular and Glorious plan!

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 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!”
The LORD sat enthroned at the Flood, And the LORD sits as King forever.
The LORD will give strength to His people; THE LORD WILL BLESS HIS PEOPLE WITH PEACE.
Psalm 29

God has promised in His Word that He will shake everything that can be shaken; this means that things may take on a chaotic appearance that can easily deceive those not in union with God in heart and mind—that He is not in control. However, God says His ways are much higher than ours! Therefore, in times of shakings we must lean in to Him and hold onto His word and His promises, as He has promised us a kingdom that cannot be shaken! When God speaks HIS VOICE has power and will shake things up!

bright-light-on-the-fieldI heard the Lord say that His word for 2016 is, “LET THERE BE LIGHT.” He is raising up an apostolic prophetic army Like Jeremiah, in whom He puts His Word in their mouth, “If you take out the precious from the vile, You shall be as My mouth.” God has something to say and in this hour it is important to give Him His platform to say it! This army will be sent into the darkness of situations, events and circumstances to declare with authority, “LET THERE BE LIGHT,” and light will be released to set captives free, TO SHINE ON THE HARVEST and release it from the enemy’s grip! And NOW, in this kairos moment of His-story, God is also saying to THIS HEADSTONE GENERATION, prepared for this hour, “ARISE SHINE FOR YOUR LIGHT HAS COME!

“ARISE SHINE FOR YOUR LIGHT HAS COME, For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, And deep darkness the people; But the LORD will arise OVER YOU, And His glory will be seen UPON YOU. The Gentiles shall come to YOUR LIGHT, And kings to the BRIGHTNESS OF YOUR RISING. Isaiah 60

IT IS YOUR TIME TO SHINE! – The Hebrew word ‘ôr translated as shine means LUMINOUS GLORIOUS, SET ON FIRE, SHINE.

THE LORD SHALL ARISE UPON YOU! – This word is zaw-rakh meaning to irradiate or shoot forth beams, TO RISE AS THE SUN.

HIS GLORY SHALL BE SEEN UPON YOU! – In 2016 the Lord will rise like the Glory of the Sun on a prepared army of humble servants. His Glory shall be seen and be noticeable on these laid down lovers of God. The word used is Kabod and represents His weighty glory that shall appear on you! Within this Army resides great deposits of His LIGHT! We each have been given Light that is unique to each of us—gifts and treasures of Himself reflecting a particular work He has been fashioning deep in our inner man, to be brought forth at opportune times.  It is your time to shine, to release the supernatural Life of Christ resident in you prepared in your being to reflect His Goodness!

Arise shine for your light has come!Your light is ready, is coming forth, it is arriving on time to bless the Body of Christ and the world in the mountain you have been assigned. It is God’s Glory arising upon you with purpose, to bring forth an ordained and desired outcome, to release innovative solutions in the world, in our cities and in our circumstances.

canstockphoto32353305Arise shine for your light has come!It has come to release fresh and timely revelation to move the Body into alignment with the movements of God, and to build Yahweh’s House! I heard the Lord say that it was time to build Yahweh’s House according to His blueprint!

Every year the Lord gives a scripture for the year and this year on January 1st He gave me Revelations 3:7-8 for 2016:

“This is the message from the One who is holy and true, the One who has the key of David. What He opens, no one can close; and what He closes, no one can open: “I know all the things you do, and I have opened a door for you that no one can close. You have little strength, yet you obeyed My word and did not deny Me.”

God’s mighty Arm will open to His great army, “A GREAT AND EFFECTIVE DOOR,” this verse goes on to say, “yet there are many adversaries,” this army is therefore one that has learned to stand and hold the ground God gives (1Cor. 16:9). This Army of Light-Bearers are fashioned in the character of Jesus who ran, “like a champion rejoicing to run his course,” (Ps. 19:5) The Word admonishes us to LET your light shine!

“You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, SO THAT EVERYONE WILL PRAISE YOUR HEAVENLY FATHER.” Matthew 5:14

In this passage this word LIGHT means also to make manifest like fire (translated as fire in another passage) and to shine means to radiate brilliantly! THE LIGHT OF THE GLORY OF GOD IS JESUS! HE IS THE LIGHT: “I am the light of the world,” (John 8:12).

“For God, who said, “LET LIGHT SHINE OUT OF DARKNESS,made His light shine IN OUR HEARTS to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ. 2 Cor. 4:6

Darkness works in chaos to promote an evil agenda—BUT God also works in chaos to shift circumstances to His agenda, to change seasons, to re-build, to re-align, to re-order, to re-structure, to lay new foundations and to restore the ancient paths of righteousness. The Holy Spirit broods over the chaos and will bring forth the WILL OF GOD! GOD UTTERS HIS VOICE AND SPEAK INTO THE CHAOS TO RE-CREATE ORDER AND RIGHT.

When we, as His Temple speak under the unction and anointing of the Lord, to declare His word with authority, we call forth what is not as though it were, causing the future to collide and crash into the present! God’s word moves purposefully with strength, faster than the speed of light, as the Source of Light—Jesus Christ, is present in the NOW, is outside of time and enters time at will!

We are not to fear the darkness or be disturbed by the chaos as we are God’s solution prepared for the hour! The Time is now to decree His Word.

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. NIV
They’ll do the work I sent them to do,
they’ll complete the assignment I gave them. The Message

YOUR LIGHT has come and it is YOUR TIME to decree in the midst of gross darkness –

“LET THERE BE LIGHT.”

The End Game

chess-433071_1280Shortly after a past ministry trip to South America, I was in prayer, meditating on God’s plan in and through nations. At that moment I saw a picture of a chess board and a hand moving the pieces or players with deliberation. As I watched I sensed that the players were nations and they were being strategically positioned by the hand of God. I sensed that the destiny of nations and their leaders were hanging in the balances as in Daniel 5:27. I then heard the word End Game. I was vaguely familiar with the term and thought it might be a movie. When I checked the definition I was greatly stirred to discover it was originally a chess term that depicted the final moves of the game of Chess—the end stages of negotiation, and confrontation to bring about ‘checkmate’ thereby capturing the opponents king. Deep in thought about this, I randomly opened my Bible to Jeremiah 18 and read verse 5-11.

“If at any time I announce that a nation or kingdom is to be uprooted, torn down and destroyed, and if that nation I warned repents of its evil, then I will relent and not inflict on it the disaster I had planned. And if at another time I announce that a nation or kingdom is to be built up and planted, and if it does evil in my sight and does not obey me, then I will reconsider the good I had intended to do for it.”

My Eyes then caught the title of the commentary: ‘LORD OF NATIONS.’ The commentary below this verse stated: “Both Old & New Testaments claim that the Lord is the one true God and that God is supreme over all nations and all peoples. The Scriptures affirm this Supremacy as true even when rulers do not believe in or acknowledge the One true God. Kings and Emperors might believe that they control events in their realms, but they are wrong, THE LORD GOD IS ALWAYS IN CONTROL,” (emphasis mine NLT Bible).

I knew that God was giving me some understanding of Global events taking place. Nations have been, and are presently maneuvering, shifting and forming alliances with other nations, choosing to either align themselves with the Lord and Israel, or against Him and Christ, His Anointed One, thereby aligning themselves with Satan and evil. There are many alliances that have been formed such as the BRICSBrazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa, the GCC – The Gulf Cooperation council: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and United Arab Emirates, the GIIPS: Greece, Ireland, Italy, Portugal & Spain, the BELLs: Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania, the SCO: The Shanghai Cooperation – Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgystan, and Tajikstan, Ubekistan with observer states Iran and India and Pakistan…to name a few—Many of these pushing toward a new world currency. It is important that we see, hear and understand Global realities through Spiritual eyes, not by the Media that is generally slanted.

“The kings of the earth prepare for battle; the rulers plot together against the LORD and against His anointed one.”Let us break their chains,” they cry, “and free ourselves from slavery to God.” But the One who rules in heaven laughs. The Lord scoffs at them. Then in anger He rebukes them, terrifying them with His fierce fury. For the Lord declares, “I have placed My chosen king on the throne in Jerusalem, on My holy mountain.” Psalm 2:2-6

God’s End Game is Comprehensive and Global. It takes into account Nations, Cities, Communities, local churches and Individuals. A line is being drawn by God and nations are being given the opportunity to make the choice for or against the Kingdom of God! There are moves and counter moves occurring in the natural, and Spirit Intelligence is the key to understanding for the Church’s intercession and strategy in the days ahead. In Israel, the MOSSAD is possibly most formidable intelligence Agency in the world as Israel stands secure under the Divine mandate of God, and nothing can thwart His plan and purposes from unfolding in the precise timings of God.

Nations that are friends and allies of Israel also fall under this Divine supernatural providence in light of Global Kingdom interests. Canada is a key ally of Israel that God will invest mightily with Spirit Intelligence for the purposes of the Kingdom of God in the Day of Battle—the DAY of God’s Power! Spirit Intelligence as Elijah received (2Kgs 6:17), and Rees Howells received during WWII will be vital to strategic intercession in the days ahead.

God continued to reveal an inkling of a Divine strategy when I stumbled upon an article of Canada’s history during WWII. As Requested by Britain, Canada became the nation chiefly responsible for air training in a program created by Britain, Canada, and Australia, known as The Plan or BCATP: British Commonwealth Air Training Plan. Canada was chosen as the primary location because of the possibility of enemy attacks on Britain.

canadian-jetsI then discovered that the ABCA program which was formed in 1947 was also comprised of America, Britain, Canada and Australia, later on New Zealand was added. The program brought these nations together in a close cooperation for defense for training and tactics. (Picture: CBC news – CF-18 fighter jets are refuelled by a U.S. air force in joint effort)

Five Eyes is another Intelligence alliance comprising these same nations, formed for Global surveillance and intelligence through communications. These programs were all formed in the natural and of course are therefore subject to corruption and malevolent intent. However these nations historically have a Christian foundation and are bound together in Spirit. I believe at this time, God is presently working once again to bring forth leadership from these nations into a Spiritual alliance—ASI: Agency of Spirit Intelligence, to serve Him and His Plan, in intelligence and communication in this crucial hour of history

We have entered an epic season of profound intercession in a season of war! It is no coincidence that the movie War Room is a box office hit. The release of this movie in this hour is God’s mercy to equip all who have ears to hear. There is now coming a mighty wave of intercession that will sweep cross the Global Body of Christ to undergird the work of angelic hosts, in a partnership to possess the Kingdoms of this earth for God, to release God’s Harvest from captivity—to take captive the enemy’s prey:

“Who can snatch the plunder of war from the hands of a warrior? Who can demand that a tyrant let his captives go? But the LORD says, “The captives of warriors will be released, and the plunder of tyrants will be retrieved. For I will fight those who fight you, and I will save your children.” Isaiah 49:25 NLT

Our Intercession must now graduate to the place of tactical accuracy that strikes the target, this comes only through an authentic union with the intercession of Jesus. Jesus is raising up a leadership that will unite with Him in His intercession—strategic intercession that brings forth His ends, in His Campaign to take Dominion.

THE ALTAR – The Model Church of The Future

AltarOfIncense.lgOver the last seven months the Lord has been leading me in understanding of His Altar, and for the past four weeks he has not allowed me to deviate from this topic in our services. Early in Spring He said, “Build Me and Altar!” (See previous word: The Phenomenal release). The revelation He gave is that the Altar is representative of the NEW MODEL CHURCH being brought forth for the hour! The Altar signified the place of worship, obedience and sacrifice—an Altar God referred to as His in His Word. In scripture, sacrifices were a pleasing aroma that came up before Him, but there were times where He declared in anger that His Altar was defiled and the offering defiled. The sacrifice that brought a pleasing aroma had the power to change the course of history as depicted in its first mention in Genesis. 8:20:

“Then Noah built an altar to the LORD and, taking some of all the clean animals and clean birds, he sacrificed burnt offerings on it. The LORD smelled the pleasing aroma and said in his heart: “Never again will I curse the ground because of humans, even though every inclination of the human heart is evil from childhood. And never again will I destroy all living creatures, as I have done.”

At the opening of our church, during a time of anointed worship, heaven invaded and I sensed that angels were busy doing something around the edge of the room. The words that I heard were, “Securing the perimeter.” A friend was caught up and as she was looking down at the room she saw four angels in the four corners of the room. The scripture that came to mind was one that I was sharing on that night:

“Rise and measure the temple of God, the altar, and those who worship there.” Revelation 11:1

In the Temple there were two altars, one was for sacrifice and the other was set before the Holy of Holies for burning incense. Both altars were united by the blood of the sacrifice transported to the horns on the Altar of Incense. These Altars on earth represented the Altar set before the Throne in Heaven. There were four Horns at the corners of both altars representing the fullness of the Power of God. These four horns marked off a sacred space that became a meeting Place between the human realms and the Divine—where the sacrificial offerings were supernaturally transported from the visible to the Throne of God. The Altar is the place where we meet with God, where kingdom business is done and Divine transactions are made. The Altar ultimately represents covenant, a binding relationship rooted in a wholehearted commitment that calls for faithfulness and complete obedience to the will of God.

“And you shall put it before the veil that is before the ark of the Testimony, before the mercy seat that is over the Testimony, where I will meet with you. Aaron shall burn on it sweet incense every morning; when he tends the lamps, he shall burn incense on it. And when Aaron lights the lamps at twilight, he shall burn incense on it, a perpetual incense before the LORD throughout your generations….And Aaron shall make atonement upon its horns once a year with the blood of the sin offering of atonement; once a year he shall make atonement upon it throughout your generations. It is most holy to the LORD.” Exodus 30:6-10

As I was led on by God in my studies of the Altar I perceived that there was great activity in Heaven that revolved around the Altar. It was the HUB around which all activity took place before the Presence of God.

“Another angel, who had a golden censer, came and stood at the altar. He was given much incense to offer, with the prayers of all God’s people, on the golden altar in front of the throne. The smoke of the incense, together with the prayers of God’s people, went up before God from the angel’s hand. Then the angel took the censer, filled it with fire from the altar, and hurled it on the earth…” Revelation 8:3

“The sixth angel sounded his trumpet, and I heard a voice coming from the four horns of the golden altar that is before God.” Revelation 9:13

The generation that prepares the way of the Lord is an army whose lives are on the altar that are a pleasing aroma to God. They live in union with Christ having become ‘living sacrifices’ possessed by Him, in union with his mind and heart for His kingdom and His Glory. This is reasonable service as the Word declares.

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. Romans 12:1

The Altar depicts the utter Lordship of Christ over all affairs pertaining to His Church. It is the place of humility and obedience that acknowledges God’s Sovereign rule over all mankind and all things pertaining to His House—where there is no agenda but His alone. It is the place from which the fire of continual worship from a broken priesthood ascends before the throne of God.

As things are heating up on earth, God is giving His Body time to prepare, to get our lives in order and the House of God restored to the blueprint He founded it on, the Cross—The Altar of Sacrifice. I believe the model Church being prepared now and for the future is modeled after the Altar. It represents a people who have become living sacrifices, burning in love for Christ and wholeheartedly sold out to God. All churches may not adopt this but I believe God is presently working to establish at least one Altar in every City where He is given His place as LORD, where every knee bows and the Holy Spirit is in full control. The worship married to obedience ascending from these Houses will cause the Lord to pour out a blessing and revival fire on communities and cities—drawing out the Harvest to Himself. The union of God with such a people allows Him to rule and reign through them—they come and go in His Presence, ruling over His courts as promised by Him in Zechariah 3:7-9—as the filthy garments are taken off the priesthood they will be dressed in royal robes.

These servants of God are being prepared as Plenipotentiaries—invested with authority and possessing full power, to transact business and execute judgments on behalf of the Kingdom of God. They will access the Agency of Spirit Intelligence and the authority to rule in the midst of their enemies in dynamic intercession backed by Heaven. These Leaders in God’s Kingdom and of Nations are now taking their place, finding the heart of God and beginning to implement His END GAME strategies for their Churches, their Cities and nations.“Take heed to what you are doing, for you do not judge for man but for the LORD, who is with you in the judgment” (2Chronicles 19:6).

“Will You Marry Me?”

I recently heard the Lord say the words, “Will you marry me?” I sensed in my spirit that this was a very weighty and loaded question—a question embedded with the Lord’s desire for absolute surrender for the journey ahead and a new level of consecration to Him. I heard the Lord saying “Consecrate yourselves, times are about to accelerate, the cloud is preparing to move.”   Marriage is two becoming One, in body Mind, heart, spirit and soul—and with Christ it is also a marriage of ways and purpose within the context of LOVE—love for Him and the world He gave His life for! The Last two decades an accelerated work of preparation has been taking place in the Body of Christ to get ready a Bride for union with Christ—a Bride through whom He will complete His purposes and His Father’s Will on earth. The Holy Spirit has been growing us up IN LOVE to the fullness of the stature of Christ (Eph. 4:13).

Three times in the Songs of Solomon we are warned not to ‘Awaken love until He desires.’ In chapters 3:5 and 8: the image is of one of a bride who has been prepared and perfumed in the wilderness coming out leaning on her beloved. The Lord must have a Mature Bride who has learned His ways of love! On the journey of sanctification, God, with our willing submission fashions us, and instructs us in our ignorance to His ways, for the removal of the arrogance of our ways. On this journey His ultimate goal is that we are transformed in love to become channels of His agape Love.

Love is attained within the context of unity!

Unity begins within the individual in body, soul and spirit, hence the need for HEALING & DELIVERANCE. From the person who is whole, it naturally flows corporately in the local family in the form of HONOR. The natural progression of unity in Christ will then move from the local, to our cities and nations producing THE BRIDAL PARADIGM.

During a powerful praise & worship service, where everyone was caught up in worship, pouring out their love and adoration to the Lord, I heard the gentle voice of the Holy Spirit say, “I love that you welcome My Presence and love me with such passion! However, I would say to you…will you love the person on your left with such passion, will you honor and celebrate the person on your right. Will you honor My Presence in their lives and celebrate the destiny I have called them to?” The disciples were together, united in one place and of one accord when the Father commanded the blessing and the Holy Spirit fell upon them. The Greek word for one accord implies A TOGETHERNESS THAT WAS FIERCE AND PASSIONATE…it is in that place He commands the blessing! Jesus gave His life for a Bride, that all—Jew and Gentile, rich and poor, male and female might become ONE body—THE BEAUTIFUL BRIDE HE WILL RETURN FOR.

“Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious oil upon the head, running down on the beard, the beard of Aaron, running down on the edge of his garments. It is like the dew of Hermon, descending upon the mountains of Zion; FOR THERE the LORD commanded the blessing— Life forevermore.” Psalm 133

AGAPE LOVE

THE BODY OF CHRIST IS PRESENTLY CAMPING OUT ON THE BORDERS OF THE MOST POWERFUL AND HISTORIC MOVES OF GOD TO HIT PLANET EARTH SINCE THE CROSSING OVER OF ISRAEL INTO THE PROMISED LAND AND THE COMING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT AT PENTECOST.  With understanding of the dynamics of this move we can then begin to have insight into THE CAUSE OF THE DELAY! The central focus of this coming move is the Harvest and the central component is the Agape Love of God—for the world!

“For God SO LOVED THE WORLD that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16

peopleOne of the chief intentions of the Holy Spirit in our lives is that in Him we become so saturated in the precious Agape Love of God, that it might then be shed abroad to others THROUGH US, impacting and transforming lives and communities!

Ministry, revelations, crowds, gifting and anointing, eschatology, prophecy and the best of Christian living CAN BECOME INTOXICATING and cause us to forget that the One whom we follow laid down His Life for His friends…this is love!

 “This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters.” 1John 3:16

 “Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.” John 15:13

“If someone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen? And this commandment we have from Him: that he who loves God must love his brother also.” 1Jn 4:20-21

AGAPE LOVE is the highest form of love, sublime and transcendent in its attainment, YET FULLY ACCESSIBLE BY THE INDWELLING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.

What the world needs now is Love! Always has, always will!

Jesus came and Gave His life in loveLOVE was the central focus of the Cross! Love still remains the central dynamic in the summing of all things in Christ and will be poured out through a people who have been prepared in Fire to carry it. They are united with Christ in Mind & heart and prepared to become a Bride, prepared to reap and care for the Great Harvest of the world in Love. God is looking for a people prepared in love...to love!

Why were the Disciples told to wait in Jerusalem for the Promise of the Father? Having been trained by Jesus for three and a half years…what was still lacking?the Power of the Holy Spirit to fulfill God’s purposes, and the Agape Love of God through which the power flows. Both Power & Love are divinely united in the Holy bundle that is THE PROMISE OF THE FATHER. In God’s wisdom His Power must be married to His Love! The disciples were still filled with much prejudice toward Samaritans and Gentiles, and needed a Baptism of love and Fire. Baptized in love on the day of Pentecost, these men were transformed and became new men. Their focus shifted from power and competition to releasing the Good News to a Harvest that included all cultures.

The great Outpouring that we are longing for, that will be the precursor for Jesus’ return, will not be a second Pentecost, it will be the removal of the log jams of judgment, criticism, cold hearts, religion, religious pride, self-righteousness, selfish ambition and demonic hatred causing division, that has damned up the first! The powerful current of the Holy Spirits will allow the River of His Love to be released once again to flow to its FULLNESS. God is looking for a people like the apostle Paul, who will travail in love for His Bride to come forth. As Paul stated Love is the ultimate virtue and without it we are nothing and all our works are in vain! As the Lord once told Jill Austin, “The key to apostolic authority is Love. If people want to move in signs and wonders and miracles, if they want to see heaven breaking in to take whole territories, then they need to discover My heart and My compassion. Then I will give them power to set captives free and the anointing to see the sick healed and the dead raised.”

The Way of Love

If I speak with human eloquence and angelic ecstasy but don’t love, I’m nothing but the creaking of a rusty gate.
If I speak God’s Word with power, revealing all his mysteries and making everything plain as day, and if I have faith that says to a mountain, “Jump,” and it jumps, but I don’t love, I’m nothing.
If I give everything I own to the poor and even go to the stake to be burned as a martyr, but I don’t love, I’ve gotten nowhere. So, no matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I’m bankrupt without love.
Love never gives up.
Love cares more for others than for self.
Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have.
Love doesn’t strut,
Doesn’t have a swelled head,
Doesn’t force itself on others,
Isn’t always “me first,”
Doesn’t fly off the handle,
Doesn’t keep score of the sins of others,
Doesn’t revel when others grovel,
Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth,
Puts up with anything,
Trusts God always,
Always looks for the best,
Never looks back,
But keeps going to the end.

(1 Corinthians 13 The Message)

The Bride Makes herself Ready! Its Time to Awaken Love!

The trumpet is sounding continually, warning us to get ready! Get the house in order! Prepare our hearts! The Bride must make herself ready! Our true condition is usually exposed in the tests when it is too late to reverse the consequences. It would be wise to now ask the Holy Spirit to rate the condition of our hearts and corporate houses to show us its true condition and the quality of our relationships and fellowship. Ask Him to give us strategies for breaking down areas of offense and cold hearts.

The River of Love that was initiated at Pentecost will be completed at Tabernacles timed with the arising army of the Headstone generation—a people who have ascended to the place of union with the Bridegroom—married to Him in mind & heart, willing to lay down their lives in love for the Cause of Christ. A New Mature Man in whom pride has suffered a great blow, the jealousy of Cain is annihilated; competition, comparison and criticism are exchanged with love, friendship, family and the preferring one another. Where the Agape Love of God is unblocked and judgment swept away by the River, and the Love of God flows freely, breaking forth from hearts broken by the Love of Christ. As we fix our eyes on Christ we must do so with arms linked in cords of Love—ON SUCH AN ALTAR, ON SUCH A SACRIFICE, THE FIRE OF GOD WILL FALL! On a people who will pick up their crosses, not afraid to die, who love God with all their heart, soul mind and body and also love their neighbor as themselves—the two greatest commandments:

AND YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, WITH ALL YOUR MIND, AND WITH ALL YOUR STRENGTH.’ This is the first commandment. And the second, like it, is this: ‘YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” Mark 12:30-31

couple-559429__180God is looking for a sacrifice that is a sweet savor, a sacrifice of praise in the midst of pain, a sacrifice to choose love and forgiveness instead of anger or revenge; a sacrifice to lift up someone else when you are waiting your turn! It is easy to worship God and to love Him, but God is looking at the motivations of our hearts, for hearts willing to love others. The trumpet is sounding and His call to us is: “Consecrate yourselves, prepare your hearts and get ready to ride the wave of Love.” To the Bride who has willingly allowed the Holy Spirit to prepare her in obedience for such a time, to be made one in body, mind, heart, soul and purpose, the Bridegroom approaches to ask, “Will you marry Me? Its time to awaken love!”

Contending For The Dream!

Take Ownership!I am Ready to Perform My Word!

I recently attended a significant Elijah List conference at the River Church in Hamilton, Canada. Steve Schultz & Doug Addison both spoke very unique and powerful words related to ‘contending.’ My heart was very moved as God had been stirring me in this direction in the days prior to the conference as the Holy Spirit brought to mind certain revelations He had given me on aspects of this particular subject. Contending is clearly a now word for the Body of Christ and imperative to the advancement of the Kingdom of God in this important hour of history. God is awakening our spirits to rise up to contend for our breakthrough, the dreams He has given us, for our family’s and communities, cities and nations, and for His intentions to come forth.

The Lord usually speaks to me through scripture then over time will unpack the revelations embedded within it as it unfolds at opportune times. Ezekiel chapter 36: 36-37 is on e such scripture He has been highlighting over the years. This chapter speaks powerfully of Israel’s restoration to the land and the abundant outpouring of blessings God makes clear He plans to release to them—as we are grafted into Israel, these blessings and promises are for us also. Each blessing spoken of is with intentionality as something He has predetermined to do as the One with whom, “…there is no variation or shadow of turning” (Jam. 1:17). I was therefore baffled when the Holy Spirit highlighted verse 36 and 37, the first revealing His determination, “… I, the LORD, have spoken it, AND I WILL DO IT,” the second revealing the condition: “Thus says the Lord GOD: “I WILL ALSO LET THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL INQUIRE OF ME TO DO THIS FOR THEM…” The Hebrew word for inquire means also to seek continually, ask and pursue.

As I prayed and sought the Lord about this, I received an understanding that God was looking for a people who would be willing to TAKE OWNERSHIP of His dreams, desires and intentions. A people who would tend the dream and travail in union with Him to bring it forth; a people that would unite with Him in mind and in heart for the promise to be realized and the Kingdom enforced & advanced. The example that came to mind was of a father who owned an empire and had two sons; to one son everything came on a silver platter—everything he asked for he was given, he did not have to exert himself for anything. The other son went to work with his father in the company at an early age. He started at the very bottom and worked his way through every department learning every aspect of the business. He spent time getting to know all the people who worked for his father, building relationship with them. He listened to His Father’s heart for the company and not only understood his vision for it, but united with his father to see his dream come forth. When the time comes to hand over the company to his sons, which son will the father put in charge? The one who will protect the company and pursue the vision and contend for its success; the one who paid the cost and travailed for its achievement with his father!

In Ezekiel chapter 36 the Father clearly lays out his intention, places it before Israel and challenges them to rise up and own the vision. The implication in verse 37 is that if they take ownership and contend for it—it would be theirs! God’s dreams are guaranteed for the contenders…the reason why He raises up those with a spirit to contend to inspire others to contend—to give Him no rest until He fulfills what He has promised! I once was heard a leader share a related story; he promised his children that after church he would take them to their favorite restaurant, the children were very excited! After church he was asked to attend a leaders meeting and told his children the outing would have to be cancelled. However, his children refused to accept this. He was pummeled over and over with statements of, “You said,” “You promised!” until finally he had no choice but to give in. At that moment he heard God say to him, “I wished that my children would hold me to my promises the way that your children hold you to yours!” Our Heavenly Father is looking for those who will not only believe his promises, but who will hold Him accountable to his Word.

The Lord once gave me a vision for something He wanted to do. I was not to thrilled at the idea and was wrestling in my spirit about it, but I said I was willing. As I sat in prayer over it He reminded me about Ezekiel 36:37 and I understood. I not only agreed to be willing but I began to pray and ask Him for the vision as though it were mine. As I did that a supernatural exchange took place and I receive joy and passion for this vision to come forth. However, time passed with no breakthrough in that direction. I soon stopped praying and actually forgot about it. One day the Lord spoke clearly to my spirit and said, “That was very easy for you to drop the vision.” I was very convicted as understood that Ezekiel 36:37 meant to pray, ask and contend for the vision until the breakthrough came! That is the spirit of a contender who will birth the purposes of God on planet earth! To knock, seek and ask until the door is opened!

After teaching this word for many years, and I must say faltering at many times to stand on its truth, the Lord brought to my attention a most powerful commentary on this same passage in Ezekiel that again began to stir me to contend again! It is so potent that I am putting it in point form that no one will miss anything, he said:

1. God’s promises are given not to restrain, but to INCITE TO PRAYER.
2. They SHOW THE DIRECTION in which WE MAY ASK,
3. And THE EXTENT to which we may EXPECT and answer.
4. They are the SIGNED CHEQUE MADE PAYABLE TO ORDER
5. Which we must endorse and PRESENT FOR PAYMENT.

The day must come when we leave the wilderness and begin to take the promised land of God’s intentions. The world is daily descending into dark times. The light of the Glory of His Presence will rise upon those who have broken through in contending for the Glory. These are the ones being called forth to do exploits in His name; they have travailed with the Father and carry His burden for the lost and for the world. Those who have travailed with Him will enter into union with Him; they will carry His authority and the strategies to complete His will to save and transform nations and people groups. God does not exclude any who are willing!

According to Ezekiel 36:36-37, first we must ASK—we must desire what He desires and receive it in our spirits as our own. Second we TAKE—we endorse the cheque and present for payment. We put our finger on His promise and say, “As you have said Lord.” We hold God to His promises as David did: “You, my God, have revealed to your servant that you will build a house for him. So your servant has found courage to pray to you. You, LORD, are God! You have promised these good things to your servant” (1Ch 17:25-26). FAITH IS CONFIDENT ACTION IN WHAT GOD HAS MADE KNOWN TO US—God cannot bless us beyond our belief and belief will lead to action—to contending!

Job chapter 22:28 states, “YOU SHALL DECREE A THING AND IT SHALL BE ESTABLISHED FOR YOU.” To decree a thing is to contend for it! The Hebrew word for decree also means to decide, to make a firm decision, one where we will not waver, and the Hebrew word for establish means to rise. This verse closes with, “…light will shine on your ways.” The word light means to be illuminated, the word shine means to glitter and ways also means the road. A mature Christian will have learned the discipline of contending through much trial and tribulation and will see the rising of the vision and the dream. The illuminating Light of God will light up the road ahead with the glitter of His Glory. It is time for the sons of God to TAKE the Promised LAND – Time to declare and Decree. Esther & Mordecai prayed, they fasted then they decreed the deliverance of the Jewish people.

I hear the Lord saying, “TAKE OWNERSHIP! The Kingdom of God is yours! All that I have belongs to you, invest in it. With the currency of your faith purchase stock in it! Set your focus on the eternal not the temporal.The dividends are magnanimous and superlative!  Ask large! I am a great and mighty God, greater and mightier than you could ever imagine, though you may try. Bring all you’re your appeals and petitions before the court of Heaven, the time of fulfillment has come. Show your faith, give Me something to work with. I am ready to perform My word!

God is preparing vessels of Glory to stand in the last days having the fortitude of spirit to withstand the demonic assaults, and like the mountain tree, to thrive in the midst of the swirling and violent winds of change.

mountain tree

“A Mountain tree if it would see
The far horizons and the stars
May never know a sheltered place
Nor grow symmetrical in grace.
Such a tree must battle doggedly
The blasts and bear the scars.”
(Lloyd Marion Thompson).

“The mountain tree is the price of those ascending to the realm of intimacy with God. It is a lone tree jutting out from the crest of a very rugged, windswept mountain, far above the peaceful forest beneath. There is truly a reward for its singular loneliness and struggle to survive. It has unobstructed vision to see, ‘the far horizons and the stars.’ Abiding in an unpolluted atmosphere, this lonely, battered tree can view the distant skyline or look up into the glorious expanse of the heavenlies in all their glory…But there is a price—such a tree has been set apart from all others” (Wade E. Taylor).

“Your name shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel;
for you have struggled with God and with men, and have prevailed.”

THE PHENOMENAL RELEASE!

“Son of man, what is this proverb that you people have about the land of Israel, which says, ‘The days are prolonged, and every vision fails’? Tell them therefore, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD: “I will lay this proverb to rest, and they shall no more use it as a proverb in Israel.” But say to them, “The days are at hand, and the fulfillment of every vision. Ezekiel 12:23

The Body of Christ is divinely and rapidly shifting into God’s appointed times and seasons in its approach to the fulfillment of all things, on its ascent to UNION WITH CHRIST. There is heightened spiritual awareness of movements and shifts occurring in spiritual dimensions as the battle lines are being drawn and God’s Kingdom enforcers are being groomed, prepared and positioned for victorious territorial inroads!

These times of shifting and transitioning into secured positions of strategic places of authority, may come with some confusion, perplexity and with the shaking of our circumstances—as the old shifts to make way for a new epoch of time! In spite of this we are to move with intentionality and confidence into this season, with great expectation, for God is now drawing out into deep waters, those whom He has prepared, establishing them within boundaries they will occupy and take dominion!

The character and fortitude of generals, leaders and soldiers are forged within the fire of conflict, yet they must rise to overcome at all costs! So it is with God’s Army being raised up now for a volatile season of conflict ahead, both in the spiritual and the natural. God’s people must be strong and of good courage as His Word declares that HE IS WITH US! The LORD goes ahead as the Conqueror, He covers us from behind and HE WILL NEVER FAIL US! This is the season to overcome all fears and eliminate all soulish hindrances! It is time to move beyond the status quo and the mundane into a season of SPIRITUAL EXCELLENCE and great Glory!

A NEW CRUSE REQUIRED
When God’s chooses to initiate a new phase of His work, He prepares a new model to accommodate the work. At Jesus’ first coming the Lamb of God was slain, and the Cross became established as the foundation of the Temple of God. Because of this many aspects of the old model of the Temple became irrelevant and could not support the new direction, movement and purposes of God.

In 2 Kings 2:19 the people of the city came to Elisha to say in effect that they had a well positioned city but the land was very unproductive due to the condition of the water. Elisha instructed them to get a NEW CRUSE (KJV) and put SALT in it! Elisha then poured the salt into the source of the water and it was healed! The Salt is representative of absolute trust, and therefore, complete submission to the Lord. In Leviticus 2; 13 God instructs the priests, “every offering of your grain offering you shall season with salt… With all your offerings you shall offer salt.”

God is ever on the move, His face set toward the completion of His purposes and Divine will! It is vital to now be moving in sync with Him as He advances into the completing phase of His work to be summed up in Christ at His return. To complete the work a new model or wineskin will be required to overcome the challenges ahead—a wineskin that is well seasoned with Salt! Salt will be a necessary ingredient in the saints to be able to bear the weight of the Glory of God descending and enveloping the Temple of God’s people. Salt is also necessary to sustain the Body of Christ through the demonic offensive purposed to prevent the Return of the King! Many aspects of the old model will change also to fashion a Bride that moves the heart of God and compels Jesus to return, and to accommodate billions from the Harvest coming into the House of God. In Matthew 5:13 Jesus said that if we didn’t have salt, we were good for nothing!

SETTING OUR HOUSE IN ORDER
In August of 2013 a well known prophet leader gave me a life transforming word that concluded with, “This is the day of your phenomenal release.” As is the case for many, when the Lord speaks there is a sense of imminence that leads us to mistakenly believe that the word will begin to be fulfilled in the near future…surely within the year! However Joseph is a prime example for us that this is not always the case. Psalm 105 tells us in regard to Joseph, “Until the time that his word came to pass, the word of the LORD tested him.”

God is a Master craftsman, and everything that He does is with excellence, is strategic and fits into a much greater and more complex plan. There is therefore a process to which we must agree and acquiesce in order to see the word fulfilled. 2014 turned out to be one of the toughest years that I have endured; however, God did begin to set some personal things in order and did open some doors for me, but this came with such warfare that I could barely recognize them—maybe some can relate! However victorious overcomers keep on fighting the fight of faith! In the midst of the warfare God gave some very clear and important directions that He made me understand were preparation for the season ahead and the move of the Spirit that is upon us! These directions were to get the House in order for the fast approaching future that we may stand with confidence and strength, having a clear and uncluttered mind, in the midst of chaotic times:

Our Personal House :
The enemy’s first line of attack is to divide and he will start with relationships closest to you—with our spouses and our families. I believe God is holding back the full release until our marriages and families are established according to His Word, and become rooted and grounded in His love. God has the strategies for the toughest situations in relationships and will reveal them when we seek Him in Spirit, Truth and a humility that is prepared to forgive seventy times seven. Our Churches and Ministry Houses must be in administrative order:

At the end of 2014 until the present, God has been speaking very loudly and clearly to me about this. Under His instructions He has taking me through both a natural and spiritual spring cleaning of the ministry and our church. He lead me to clean my filing cabinet and put all the files in order—something I have been putting off for a long time. I have physically thrown out or given away everything not relevant or being used. God instructed me to upgrade to a better website to accommodate His purpose for our ministry—another thing I was very reluctant to do because of the amount of work involved. However, having been obedient to do all He has asked, I am now ecstatic because of the sense of peace and order invading my world!

Our Financial House:
Another area of concern He is targeting is our financial house. The ringing question I heard in my heart was, “How I can pour out upon you the blessing I intend to until both your personal and ministry financial houses are in order, established with integrity and set a righteous foundation.” He has lead me to upgrade our accounting program, organize our bank accounts, register business names that needed registering, become a non-for-profit corporation and apply for charitable status. All questionable practices and places of worldly compromise are places of weakness in the structure.

Build an Altar of My Presence:

fire-8837_1280As order began to be established in our lives, He then instructed us, “Build an Altar of My Presence in your midst.Our meetings begin with much time in praise and worship, however the Lord instructed us to press in and take one meeting per month for only praise and worship, with no agenda or teaching, only the prophetic as it occurs. He is demonstrating that as we let go of control, allow Him to lead His church and press in to worship, we are building and establishing the Altar of His Presence. In Ezra 3:1-2 it states that when the Jews returned to rebuild the Temple they gathered together as ONE united man to Jerusalem and they built the altar—the very first thing that was established was the altar of worship. In the times of shaking and unrest as the enemy moves to stir his people, The LORD’s Presence will be our greatest protection, “Though fear had come upon them because of the people of those countries, they set the altar on its bases; and they offered burnt offerings on it to the LORD, both the morning and evening burnt offerings” (Ezra 3:3). As we build the Altar of His Presence, press in to worship and fan the flames of our passion, Heaven will begin to break in and break out!

The Lord then said to Stoke the FIRE! I checked the definition of the word Stoke which is to:
Tend the fire—take care of, and guard
Stir up the fire—stir up our passion for Him
Feed the fire—feed it with words of love, devotion, thanksgiving and praise
Supply fuel to the fire—move each other with words of encouragement to keep pressing on
Shake up the coals of fire—Invite the Holy Spirit & His angels, give them the permission to wake us up, shake us up, fan the flames and stir our hearts.

The most recent instruction God has given me is to “Ask Again!”

“As a pregnant woman about to give birth writhes and cries out in her pain, so were we in your presence, LORD. We were with child, we writhed in labor, but we gave birth to wind. We have not brought salvation to the earth, and the people of the world have not come to life.” Isaiah 26:17-18

Like Peter many can say that we have toiled all night and have caught nothing, this, in comparison to the great promises from God given to us personally, and the magnificent promises written in His Word! But I hear the whisper of the words in my spirit, “Ask again, seek again, believe again! Knock again and the door will be opened” …opened to what? Great and awesome possibilities, and seeming impossibilities! Doors to discovery and invention, doors to healing and resurrection Life, doors to the Harvest and dreams realized, and doors of access to His Throne Room and His Presence. Go again, and this time in obedience, throw your net on the other side—the catch will be supernaturally miraculous! Elijah did not give up, he told his servant to go and look again!

I hear the Lord saying that we are going higher, we are being groomed and summoned to His Presence. A leader of an apostolic network recently shared that while driving one morning the song, Fly Me to the Moon began to play and the Holy Spirit fell on him so powerfully that he had to pull over. Later that day at another location the same song began to play! He stopped and asked the Holy Spirit to play it a third time if He was saying something to Him in this song. That same night at a friend’s house the song began to play again! He then had a dream that he was in a powerful aircraft and a voice came over the intercom and said, “Sorry for the delay, we are about to take off!” God will delay His plans to give us time to get our Houses in order…but the day will come when He moves! The Body of Christ s about to take off to higher realities than we have ever known in the rocket ship of God’s Presence! It’s all about Him—it’s all about His Presence! We are being instructed to leave the outer court behind and all the distractions that take our eyes off Him, get into the Holy of Holies, and get ready for take off!

Many outbreaks of revival will be occurring in pockets all over the earth in the days ahead as momentum build toward Jesus’ return. However, a second Pentecost is upon us, or rather the fulfillment of the first—what began at Pentecost will be fulfilled at Tabernacles. This mighty wave will begin in Jerusalem in its fullness at the Feast of Tabernacles and quickly spread to Canada, and certain States, cities and nations united with Israel. The world will begin to see the difference with those who stand with the Lord and Israel and those who do not, “But against none of the children of Israel shall a dog move its tongue, against man or beast, that you may know that the LORD does make a difference between the Egyptians and Israel” (Exodus 11:7).

 The Body of Christ is poised at the entrance of a phenomenal – extraordinary and unparalleled release in a climactic season! This word also means, uncommon, outstanding, surpassing, and unprecedented—a remarkable wonder! God will begin to flood the earth with His Glory through a prepared people. He is refining and preparing everything and bringing it up to a new and higher standard. The morning after I heard the story about the song, Fly me to the moon, I woke up to the word, Arriba, which means higher and going up! We are in the Season of THE PHENOMENAL RELEASE!

2015 – The Year of The Victory Run!

Faith Baczko“To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven…” Ecclesiastes 3:1

God created times and seasons to serve His purposes and intentions for the outworking of His Divine plan in Creation.  God lives outside of time and moves in and out of time at will. As King over all creation He changes times and seasons to initiate new epochs moving history toward the supernatural, cosmic collision of Heaven and earth, in the culmination of all things in Christ at the end of this age, “THAT IN THE DISPENSATION OF THE FULLNESS OF THE TIMES HE MIGHT GATHER TOGETHER IN ONE ALL THINGS IN CHRIST, BOTH WHICH ARE IN HEAVEN AND WHICH ARE ON EARTH—IN HIM” (Eph. 1:10).
 
Jesus rebuked the Pharisees for not recognizing the signs or understanding the times. God expects us to progress in maturity to understand His ways, to be sober and alert to His movements in History.  God took Israel through a wilderness season design to remove the idols of Egypt from their souls, to teach them His ways, build them up in faith and make them strong in the Spirit.  This was training, preparation and equipping for the prophetic destiny they were chosen and called to fulfill.  The wilderness prepared them for the next appointed season on the journey—to move as a force of one into the promised Land, to possess it for the Kingdom of God!
 
I believe the Body of Christ has also now arrived at such a time in history—a time where we overcome and are victorious in the battles that have worked to shape us as an army. A time where we leave the wilderness and the past behind and move forward to possess the promises of God to conquer lands and kingdoms for the Kingdom of our God! I believe the Lord is saying that 2015 is the year of THE VICTORY RUN for the overcomers who have persevered and endured through the training time of trials and the testing. Overcomers who have come out from fear, doubt and complaining, and are crossing over with faces fixed on their King, to passion and absolute trust in the Lord, moving in strength in the power of His might, with great authority to RECOVER ALL!
 
THE HEBREW YEAR – HEI
 
We have entered the Hebrew year 5775; the corresponding letter representing the number five is hey. The Hebrew word hey means behold, look! revelation! this word can also mean breath. Hei “ה” is also thought to represent a picture of a window.  The year ahead will be a very significant for the Body of Christ, a year where God is opening a window of opportunity for the Body to fulfill its divine commission—an opportune time that cannot be wasted where we must each take hold of God with everything in us and run the race ordained for us.  THIS IS THE YEAR TO TAKE ACTION, TO GO ON THE OFFENSIVE!
 
In 2 kings 13: 15-19 Elisha instructs the king of Israel to open the east window and shoot, when he shot the arrow Elijah declared, “The arrow of the LORD’s deliverance and the arrow of deliverance from Syria; you must strike the Syrians at Aphek till you have destroyed them.” Elijah then told the king to take the arrows and strike the ground; when the king struck only three times Elijah was very angry, “You should have struck five or six times; then you would have struck Syria till you had destroyed it! But now you will strike Syria only three times.” Through this example God warns us not to be complacent in the battles ahead as we are facing a demonic army intent on the destruction of mankind! THIS DAY WE MUST FIGHT! However, in the battle we must always remember WE FIGHT FROM A PLACE OF VICTORY! Winston Churchill’s famous quotes sums it up very well—as the world was then facing the tyranny of Nazi army, it now faces the terrorism of ISIS, and other ominous forces on the horizon:
 
We have before us an ordeal of the most grievous kind. We have before us many, many long months of struggle and suffering. You ask, what is our policy? I can say: It is to wage war, by sea, land and air, with all our might and with all the strength that God can give us: to wage war against a monstrous tyranny, never surpassed in the dark, lamentable catalogue of human crime. That is our policy. You ask, what is our aim? I can answer in one word: It is victory, victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory, however long and hard the road may be; for without victory, there is no survival.

THE TIME OF DARKNESS BECOMES THE GREATEST OPPORTUNITY FOR THE CHURCH TO SHINE WITH THE LIGHT OF CHRIST!  The numbers in the Hebrew year 5775 are very significant and encouraging—five represents Grace, and the double five, double grace God will release to accomplish the job. The Headstone—the completion of the work of God shall come forth with shouts of “Grace, Grace,” and no demonic mountain or obstacle can stand in its way! (Zech. 4:7).  The double seven represents the completion and perfection of the works of God through His victorious overcoming people.  Five plus seven is twelve, the double twelve represents the fullness of authority released to the people of God to RECOVER ALL: “The earth is the LORD’s, and all its fullness, the world and those who dwell therein” (Psalm 24:1). The Hebrew language is gender-based, consequently the masculine and feminine form of most words; the letter HEI is the suffix that makes a word feminine.  I believe the year ahead will see a vast army of women moving out and taking their positions alongside men on the frontlines of the battle!
 
WILL YOU DO NOTHING WITH SO GREAT AN INHERITANCE?
 
Years ago the Lord began to highlight the words MAHANAH DAN in scripture to me; I thought they had some significant meaning but they simply mean ‘the camp of Dan.’ However upon further study and investigation I began to understand what He was trying to impart. You see the Danites were not satisfied—they had not yet received their inheritance, “And in those days the tribe of the Danites was seeking a place of their own where they might settle, because THEY HAD NOT YET COME INTO AN INHERITANCE among the tribes of Israel” (Judges 18:1).
 
The Danites set out to explore the land, discovering it was a great land! “So they said, “Arise, let us go up against them. For we have seen the land, and indeed it is very good. WOULD YOU DO NOTHING? DO NOT HESITATE TO GO, and ENTER to POSSESS THE LAND. When you go, you will come to a secure people and a large land. FOR GOD HAS GIVEN IT INTO YOUR HANDS, A PLACE WHERE THERE IS NO LACK OF ANYTHING THAT IS ON THE EARTH” (Judges 18:9-10).

They made the decision to set out! On their way to possess their inheritance they set up camp, and the name of that place became Mahanah Dan (18:12).  The significance of Mahaneh Dan is that it represents the place where we make the decision not to settle for anything less than God’s plan for our lives, where we make the choice to go after our the Great inheritance Christ won for us on the Cross, and begin to move out—WE TAKE ACTION TO GO AND POSSESS IT!  After Samson was born it is said that, “The Spirit of the Lord began to stir him while he was in Mahanah Dan.”  (Judges 13:25). This is the word for us today!  It is time to move out to posses our promises, the time to reap from what we have sown, the time to reap the harvest fields as they are white! WOULD YOU DO NOTHING?
 
Years ago I read an account written by Rick Joyner about the early years of the re-birth of Israel. The returning Jews found themselves surrounded by ferocious armies bent on their destruction. These Jews did not know how to fight; throughout their history in the dispersion they were like lambs led to the slaughter who rarely defended themselves.  The British assigned a man to train them in warfare and develop the Israeli army, his name was Ord Wingate. This officer’s words to Israel ring true for us today, he told them, “There will be no free Palestine for the Jews unless you fight and you will not win unless I teach you to fight…The Jews in Palestine are in bad condition. So long as you all sit in your settlements and wait to fight, you will die before you have the chance to fight. Why doesn’t Hagannah go out and fight!” Today the Israeli army is one of the best in the world in every respect.  All citizens must serve three years in the army—male and female. WOULD YOU DO NOTHING!
 
THERE IS COMING A HEAVENLY INVASION INTO ALL SPHERES OF THE EARTH; the Breath of Life is coming in!  The ARMY OF GOD is rising up!  The Lord is sounding the trumpet.  He is assembling the camps.  He is calling out all His mighty ones to the battlefront.  The Word says His troops will be willing in the day of battle.  Every man, woman and child is being called to take up their positions.  In order to reap this great Harvest and to win this war, God is calling everyone to report for duty.  God is looking to find a people of Faith and Courage who will say, “Yes Lord!” Our trust in Him must be firm, anchored in His love, as we move out to—RECOVER ALL!
Discover God's Call & Destiny for Women!

Discover God’s Call & Destiny for Women!

Can You Hold The Ground God Wants to Give You?

Faith BaczkoTHE HOLY SPIRIT WAS SENT TO COMPLETE THE WORK OF GOD TO PREPARE A PEOPLE FOR THE COMING GLORY OF GOD ON EARTH!  He comes possessing the whole counsel of God and bearing the Divine Blueprint of all that is to be built for God, in the name of God.  His requirement for all who would be servants of God to serve and administrate His purposes in the closing of the age is absolute submission to His will.  This is in direct opposition to the human tendency towards desire for control!
 
It is very clear in Scripture that God spent much time and patience to ensure that the men and women He chose to use to fulfill His purposes were vessels who would not capitulate; He chose vessels that were surrendered and accountable to His purposes and directions.  Jesus’ life as a Man, in full submission to the Father is the great example of this!
 
Those that choose to obey God on their own terms, in their own way, in their own time, deceive themselves into believing they are living the Christian life!  Saul chose to compromise on Gods commands and made the grave mistake of modifying God’s instructions to his own reasoning, to suit his own desires, and was disqualified.
 
It is important to intentionally guard our souls, as it is so easy for the enemy to manipulate this desire for independence and control. Because of our passion and zeal for the sphere God has entrusted to us—our ministry, our churches, the people we care about, and even our own walk with God, we can easily fall into the trap of making decisions based on our good intentions rather than His directions!  The fruit of this behavior is, striving, works of the flesh and the possibility of becoming burnt out and falling into discouragement!  God’s Word to us is always, “CEASE STRIVING IN THE FLESH AND STRIVE TO ENTER MY REST!
 
DIVINE REST – THE SCHMITA

The Lord once spoke these words to me very sternly, which was puzzling to me at the time: “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel” (Mark 1:15).  I was puzzled because I thought that I did believe the gospel…until He clarified.   He explained, “You are in the fullness of appointed times, and the Kingdom of God is FAST APPROACHING!  Repent and believe in the FULLNESS OF THE GOSPEL, a Gospel that encompasses all the anointing, the gifts and the supernatural Life of Christ, evident in Him, and won for you on the Cross as your inheritance…a life of which you are presently living at the very minimum!  Repent for your unbelief and begin to take hold of this Life!”
 
I quickly agreed, realizing that this was very true!  I was not living, and not even believing the fullness of the Word of God in relation to my personal walk, and the scope of what was handed to me at salvation.  I was passive in pursuing my inheritance in Christ! God then showed me Hebrews 3:12:
 
“Beware, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief in departing from the living God…”  God calls unbelief evil!  This was a great shock to me as I have always been radically passionate for God and was not aware that I was entertaining an evil heart!  Hebrews three and four describes a generation who could not enter the Rest of God because unbelief had led them on a treacherous path to disobedience!
 
“And to whom did He swear that they would not enter His rest, but to those who did not obey?  So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.”  Hebrews 3:18-19 
 
GOD’S REST IS THE PROMISE OF LIVING & COMMUNING WITH GOD IN THE REALM OF GREAT GLORY!  BY LIVING AND WALKING THROUGH THE POWER OF HIS STRENGTH, HIS DIRECTION AND HIS ABILITIES, WE EXPERIENCE THE FULLNESS OF HIS PROMISES!
 
“THEREFORE, A SABBATH REST REMAINS FOR GOD’S PEOPLE.   For the person who has entered HIS REST has rested from his own works, just as God did from His.   Let us then make every effort to enter that rest, so that no one will fall into the same pattern of disobedience.”  Hebrews 4:8-10
 
“CEASE STRIVING AND KNOW THAT I AM GOD; I WILL BE EXALTED AMONG NATIONS, I WILL BE EXALTED IN THE EARTH.” Psalm 46:10

The scriptures teach that God would not have spoken of another day of rest if the promise of DIVINE SUPERNATURAL REST did not still stand for us TODAY!
 
“…again He designates a certain day, saying in David, “TODAY,” after such a long time, as it has been said: “TODAY, IF YOU WILL HEAR HIS VOICE, DO NOT HARDEN YOUR HEARTS.” For if Joshua had given them rest, then He would not afterward have spoken of ANOTHER DAY.”  Hebrews 4:7-8
 
DIVINE REST IS ENTRY INTO THE SUPERNATURAL LIFE OF GOD WHERE WE SURRENDER ALL, AND HE MOVES IN TO TAKE OVER TO ACCOMPLISH WHAT WE COULD NEVER ACCOMPLISH IN OUR OWN STRENGTH!  Much has been spoken about the Jewish month of Elul that we are presently in; this month is significant as a time of repentance and asking forgiveness of our sins, in preparation of the High Holy days and the ten Days of Awe that come prior to the Feast of Tabernacles.  It is also a time when ‘THE KING IS IN THE FIELD.’ This is a time when the King leaves the Palace and comes close to enter your ‘field.’ I believe in this historic time, it signifies that God is coming very close, He is moving into our spheres to set things in His order and I believe also to take over!
 
Over the last ten years the Lord has been showing me that, “He is coming, before He Comes!’  He explained that His manifest Presence is going to show up in Fullness in the Headstone generation (Zech 4:7) to work through them to prepare the way of His Coming!
“I will send my messenger, who will prepare the way before me. Then suddenly the Lord you are seeking will come to his temple; the messenger of the covenant, whom you desire, will come,” says the LORD Almighty. Malachi 3:1
We are about to enter the Jewish Schmita year—the seventh year ordained by God when the land was to rest, and all cultivation or harvesting of the ground was forbidden. It was a supernatural time as God promised that if they were obedient, they would receive a bountiful harvest to compensate.  This Schmita year from 2014-2015 is very significant in light of recent world events. This year has been prophesied to be a tumultuous year by Chuck Pierce and a year of possible great disaster by Jonathan Kahn. It will take great courage and trust, and a very strong relationship with the Lord, in order to be obedient to rest in our desire to strive in the midst of troubles around us, and trust Him to release to us His supernatural and bountiful harvest.  If we allow Him His place as LORD in the battles ahead, we will overcome!  We will walk in the Light of His Glory and be victorious!
 
POSITIONED FOR MAXIMUM IMPACT
 
The global Body of Christ is poised to enter a great season of Divine Glory; a time when the God of Heaven and Earth will arise to show His Great power and strength on behalf of those whose hearts are wholeheartedly obedient to Him.  These are saints who know their God, who exalt Him with resounding praise in their hearts, and shall do great exploits in His name!
 
“Therefore behold, I am going to make them know—THIS TIME I will make them know My power and My might; And they shall know that My name is the LORD.” Jeremiah 16:21 NASB

The Lord is setting His people and His Church in Divine order, in preparation for this OUTBREAK OF GLORY!  We are being called to account to bring our lives into Divine alignment to His ways, purposes and His Will!  THE LORD IS NOW STRATEGICALLY RE-POSITIONING HIS PEOPLE FOR MAXIMUM IMPACT!  It is very important in this hour to be moving with the Holy Spirit in a union of heart and mind that comes only through intimacy. Intimate friendship with the Lord gives the ability to hear with precision, receive revelation of His will, and understanding of Spiritual realities!
 
It is a time for every knee to bow to the purposes of God, leave our plans and agendas behind, in absolute submission to His will.  It is a time where we will be tested in our faith, trust and belief in the One we profess to be our God and very God!
 
PREPARED TO HOLD THE GROUND HE GIVES?
 
God is getting ready to release the answer to prayers we have been believing for, for a long time, some are even ancient prayers, prayed by the saints over history; they are about to be answered on a scale not previously seen! The alignment of many factors in God’s timing was necessary to bring us to this day! Can we hold the ground He has purposed to give, is one key factors God has impressed upon me over the years! God is not holding out on us, He is very strategic in all that He does!  He has purposefully and with intentionality worked to prepare us for this day, refining us through very hard trials in His Holy boot camp.   The Holy Spirit has travailed to produce His character in us, secure foundations of unconditional love, to forge within us a stance that is fixed on Him and His Kingdom purposes! He has worked to teach and equip us to use the tools of His trade effectively and with precision. This pattern is evident in His work in the Children of Israel; He took them through forty years of fire to bring forth a generation who were fierce as Lions in search of prey; a generation that moved as one force with precision backed by heaven to strategically infiltrate and possess the Promised Land.  This is that which was spoken of by the prophets! This is that Day!
 
“I have received a command to bless; he has blessed, and I cannot change it.”No misfortune is seen in Jacob, no misery observed in Israel. The LORD their God is with them; the shout of the King is among them. God brought them out of Egypt; they have the strength of a wild ox. There is no divination against Jacob, no evil omens against Israel. It will now be said of Jacob and of Israel, ‘See what God has done!’ The people rise like a lioness; they rouse themselves like a lion that does not rest till it devours its prey and drinks the blood of its victims.” Numbers 23:20-24 

I believe all that has taken place in the Body of Christ up to this point has been training and preparation for the Church’s greatest hour in its History!  Those who have willingly allowed Him to refine them in the fire, who have a fortitude of spirit to occupy and hold the ground He gives, are about to be released en masse to penetrate and infiltrate the kingdom of darkness to capture and rescue its prey!
“Can plunder be taken from warriors, or captives be rescued from the fierce? But this is what the LORD says: “YES, captives will be taken from warriors, and plunder retrieved from the fierce; I will contend with those who contend with you, and your children I will save.” Isa 49:24-25
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DIVINE DESTINY – Whose is it?

 
Faith BaczkoThe plan of redemption works to not only ‘buy back’ man from his lost state, but includes the possibility of conformity to the image of Christ and the fullness of union with His very Life—a union that guarantees as an inheritance all that is Christ, of Christ, in Christ and belonging to Christ.
 
God is not interested in men trying to attain to a standard like that of Christ to become somewhat like Him.  His purpose in the whole plan of redemption is that by the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, Christ is infused into the very matrix of man’s being permeating his spirit, soul and his thought processes until a Christ man is produced—this is a Christian!  (Faith Baczko – The Plumb line) He lives in us!
 
“…till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the FULLNESS OF CHRIST;  that we should no longer be children…”   Ephesians 4:14 
 
WE LIVE IN HIM
 
When we fully get the revelation that we are planted into Christ’s Body, into His Holiness, our attitudes regarding what it means to be a Christian should change drastically.  As a Christian you have now become united to an ALL-CONSUMING God who is described as FIRE!  Your life is now caught up into an awesome momentum with the Living God that is moving in Power toward the fulfillment of His Destiny.  Jesus’ Life has been fixed and directed toward a specific outcome from the foundations of the earth—to rule and to reign over all the kingdoms of the world, to reconcile the world back to the Father, and to receive His Bride!  Jesus is going somewhere, He is on the move and He is fierce in His movement toward His destination—if you belong to Him and are a part of His Body, you are moving with Him and are caught up into His Life’s passion.”
 
“In Him we live and move and have our being” Acts 17:28
 
The mandate of the generation of saints living in the age leading up to Christ’s return—the army chosen to execute the divine campaign that ushers in His re-entry to planet earth, is both weighty and exalted!  This is a generation that will walk in the righteous character of the lord, clothed in the armor of God’s Glory and armed with His Power to withstand the demonic assaults that will characterize the Day of the LORD!
 
These saints of God will be joined to the lord in a Holy Union not observed since the first disciples!  It is therefore vital that God has a generation prepared, and positioned with divine revelation and understanding of the Call on this notable hour of His-story, that they may be equipped to begin to move out in strength, courage and boldness to do exploits and advance the Kingdom of God on earth!  Yes, God has created and fashioned us for Himself—for His pleasure, however we are also created to accomplish specific tasks in His work, to complete His purposes in Christ, “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.”  Ephesians 2:10 
 
Works: toil in occupation; by implication an act: – deed, doing, labor, work
Walk in: to live, deport oneself, go, be occupied with
 
The definition of these two Greek words help us to understand our Call in God—that it is an active call, unto something! It is a notable vocation possessing eternal value and having Divine weight, as it is created in Christ and pre-ordained for us from God’s very Heart and Mind!  Because the call is fashioned and prepared for us in Christ, it is therefore not a singular call or work, that can be accomplished in isolation, but one that is linked in Spirit to many, as we are ONE Body in Christ having ONE purpose and one destination—THAT CHRIST THE KING IS LIFTED UP AND GLORIFIED ABOVE ALL, and united in eternal life in His PRESENCE!
 
OUR DESTINY IS HIS DESTINY:
 
Our destiny is therefore His destiny!  We have been born again into the Life and Body of Christ!  We are enveloped by HIS LIFE, and caught up into HIS DESTINY, into the all-consuming fire of HIS PASSION.  WE ARE UNITED TO HIM IN LIFE, CALL, PURPOSE AND WORK as He was to the Father!  The Call is to be Christ sent—ambassadors of Christ sent to finish His work!
 
“We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us.” 2 Corinthians 5:20
 
When Jesus made the remarkable statement, “It is finished,” as He was about to die, it was THE CRY OF A WARRIOR, that the battle was won and victory accomplished for all who would believe in Him! The work of Salvation was completed and the provision of absolute victory was made for the fulfillment of the plan of God to be accomplished in the fullness of time! In Jesus’ triumph, He was utterly victorious over Satan, completing the work of the stripping and removal of all his authority (Col. 2:15).   However, a practical outworking of what Jesus accomplished on the Cross remains for the sons of God, to enforce His victory and complete His work—just as He finished His Father’s work!  God is seeking saints who are like minded with Christ and united in His Purposes!
“Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me, and to FINISH HIS WORK.”   John 4:34
 
CHRIST’S DESTINY YET TO BE FULFILLED!
 
Jesus has a destiny yet to be fulfilled—a destiny reserved by God to be completed in an appointed time of History, in union with a chosen generation who will say yes and rise up to the upward Call in Christ! The call on this generation is to unite with Christ in His Destiny to complete His work in the last days before He returns. His work is:

– To destroy and FINISH THE WORKS of the devil
“For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.” 1Jn. 3:8 (See also Rev. 20:2-3, 20:10)

– To gather His Harvest of Billions—His Glorious reward!
“The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray THE LORD OF THE HARVEST to send out laborers into His harvest.” Matt. 9:37-38 (See also Matt. 13:39)

– The Bride is made ready without spot!
“Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.” Rev. 21:2  (See also Rev. 19:7)

– That every Word of God is fulfilled
“Son of man, look, the house of Israel is saying, ‘The vision that he sees is for many days from now, and he prophesies of times far off.’ Therefore say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD: “None of My words will be postponed any more, but the word which I speak will be done,” says the Lord GOD.’ Ezek. 12:27

– To subdue the earth under His Lordship and Dominion:
“For it is written: “AS I LIVE, SAYS THE LORD, EVERY KNEE SHALL BOW TO ME, AND EVERY TONGUE SHALL CONFESS TO GOD.” So then each of us shall give account of himself to God. Rom 14:11-12

– To finish the Suffering
“Now I rejoice in what I am suffering for you, and I fill up in my flesh what is still lacking in regard to Christ’s afflictions, for the sake of his body, which is the church.” Col. 1:24 ( See also Rom. 8:17)

– He Returns—His feet will stand on the Mt. of Olives

 
A CALL TO CONSIDER OUR DESTINY
 
starsIsrael did not understand, and most still do not understand, the immensity of the call on their nation—that the Almighty God Creator of the Universe, the One who creates and names stars and Galaxies, chose Israel as the Royal vessel, a dwelling for all eternity, where His very Life would be fixed and secured, through whom all the counsels of God, unfolding in a magnificent and majestic plan of Redemption would be fulfilled!  The cost of not recognizing and understanding this was great! However God is a merciful God of second chances, and as many chances—seventy times seven, that it takes to fulfill His will!  Israel will fulfill her destiny in Christ!
“She did not consider HER DESTINY; therefore her collapse was awesome.” Lam. 1:9
 
The Call on the generation now living in this the fullness of time is also weighty, significant, pre-ordained, and cannot be taken lightly or treated flippantly!  We are a generation brought forth to serve the KING OF KINGS and complete His Will on earth!  We are being SUMMONED to come before Him, to stand in His Presence, as Elijah did, and receive authority for our God given mandate!
“And Elijah the Tishbite, of the inhabitants of Gilead, said to Ahab, “As the LORD God of Israel lives, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, except at my word.”  1 Kings 17:1
 
His eyes are looking to and fro, searching for His mighty ones, those willing to say yes to the call to Complete His Destiny with Him!

“RUN UP A FLAG ON AN OPEN HILL.
YELL LOUD. GET THEIR ATTENTION.
WAVE THEM INTO FORMATION.
   DIRECT THEM TO THE NERVE CENTER OF POWER.
I’VE TAKEN CHARGE OF MY SPECIAL FORCES,
   CALLED UP MY CRACK TROOPS.
THEY’RE BURSTING WITH PRIDE AND PASSION
   TO CARRY OUT MY ANGRY JUDGMENT.”
Isaiah 13:3 The Message

 

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UNSHAKEABLE, UNSTOPPABLE FAITH THAT RECEIVES!

Faith BaczkoWe have arrived in the most significant of years! The year of open doors and answers to long awaited promises!  The year of the Favor of the Lord!  The year where we will see the fulfillment of prayers prayed for many long years.  Prayers to dreams that God has planted as seed in our hearts; Dreams that are God’s dreams He has been waiting with divine patience to see their fulfillment.  Dreams for His sons and His daughters; dreams for cities and nations; dreams to bring relief for many in desperate situations; dreams that are solutions to significant problems the world is now facing; dreams for the great Harvest to come in!

The dilemma some may be facing right is how to step through the Door to fulfillment when the battle gets fierce at the Gate and the temptation is to panic at the sound of the beating hoofs! The enemy is not sitting about idle! He is about to lose a lot of ground and is resisting this move of God to the fullest!  But the Word of the Lord stands firm: “Shall I bring to the time of birth, and not cause delivery?” says the LORD. “Shall I who cause delivery shut up the womb?” says your God.” Isaiah 66:9

To possess the promises of God we must fight to stay in the place of unstoppable, unshakeable faith that receives—the faith of Jesus that we see evident in Mary and in Abraham.

MARY – AGREEMENT WITH HEAVEN

MARY AGREED WITH HEAVEN’S PLAN FOR HER LIFE! She said yes when she was told by the angel of the Lord that she would give birth to the Son of God! Her response: “I am the servant of the Lord.  Be it unto me according to your word!”  Sometimes it can be easy to say yes to God in the pregnancy of the moment, when we get caught up in the grand possibilities of something new, exciting and wondrous.  However, the true test of faith comes in seeing the dream through to the finish line, and facing all the trials that come along the way to stop the dream from coming forth!  Trials that you did not expect to encounter…when the temptation is to be offended in God and disappointment sets in!

Mary agreed with God but she also had faith to believe in God’s ability to walk her through the trials that lay ahead as a single pregnant woman in her day. She experienced the wonder of seeing the substance of her faith, the Promised Son of God birthed through the travail of tested faith!

JESUS – ENDURING FAITH FOUNDED ON LOVE

When Jesus put down his carpentry tools, dusted himself off, left home and all he had previously known, to go down to the Jordan River to be baptized by John, it was because he heard His Father’s voice say, “It is time My Son.” When he left, He knew it was the beginning step of a journey that would one day lead Him to a terrible death on the Cross. When Jesus left to go, He was saying yes to the Father, to the plan of redemption of mankind…to become the Savior of the world!

Jesus moved to embrace His destiny with fierce determination to complete His Father’s will! The Father and Son were locked in a passionate mutual agreement of will, love and honor of each other!  When Jesus went down into the waters of the Jordan He was fully embracing His Father’s Will and the full brunt of the Cross.  Jesus placed the full force of His faith in His Father’s Love for Him and the Holy Spirit’s care to carry Him through to the finish line and bring Him out on the other side in Resurrection POWER!

Was Jesus’ faith shaken in the garden over the ordeal He was about to face? It would seem so as he wrestled in fervent prayer in the garden, but His faith was grounded and secure in the knowledge of His Father’s superlative love for Him! Did Jesus ever entertain doubts that the Holy Spirit would rescue Him from death, or wonder if He might be left imprisoned in the grave forever? No, never! Jesus’ trust in the Holy Spirit was securely contained within a relationship born of passionate supernatural Love.  Jesus knew the love of the Father and the Holy Spirit were ferocious, that it would have no rest until He was once again seated on the Throne at the right Hand of His Father!

To what extent will that LOVE go to rescue you! FAITH MUST BE BORN OF THE UNSHAKEABLE KNOWLEDGE OF OUR FATHER’S MAGNIFICENT LOVE FOR US and the Holy Spirit’s intent to bring us into fullness in Resurrection power!

ABRAHAM – BELIEF AGAINST ALL ODDS

Abraham believed God! Abraham never doubted God’s word, nor was he shaken or thrown by the scope and magnitude of the promises! The Bible says that Abraham did not stagger in unbelief at the promises of God.  We are admonished in scripture that God is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. Abraham waited twenty five years to see the fulfillment of the promised son.  ABRAHAM WAITED BECAUSE HE SAW A CITY!  BLIND FAITH IS ACTUALLY FAITH THAT HAS SEEN!  What do you see…a city, a nation, an invention, a book, a business new technologies?

BUYING GOLD!

God admonished the Laodicean lukewarm church, “I counsel you to buy from me Gold tried in the fire!” The gold He was speaking of is tried faith refined and tested in the Fire, sustained through Love!  This is faith purified unto holiness! It is the gold with which dreams are purchased!  To possess this Gold is the evidence of all that is hoped for!  It is the economy of Heaven and is the very substance with which the Father created.  The Father’s own faith in His creative ability brought forth the worlds as we know it!  Dreams come forth based on a time tested relationship of knowing the Father’s love, knowledge of His faithfulness, goodness and integrity!  It is faith based on experience, knowing that the everlasting arms are always beneath us! That we always win!  God is not a man that He should lie.  Has He not said and will He not do right by you!

COSTLY DREAMS

What is now coming forth in the days ahead are the Father’s magnificent dreams placed in the hearts and minds of His children like precious gems. They are very costly dreams, and like Mary the Body is about to give birth!  We have had a small number of forerunners who have gone ahead to set the course, but the earth will now see the saints released and ideas birthed on a large scale!

I believe God has found a chosen generation and a royal priesthood that will serve His purposes for this hour.  A people like Mary and Abraham and Jesus RELEASED TO GO, Blessed by the Father—an overcoming generation whose eyes are fixed and fastened on the eyes of their Lord, fearing no man or beast!  A GENERATION THAT SHOUTS GRACE, GRACE TO ANY OBSTACLE HINDERING OR RISING TO IMPEDE THE ONWARD MARCH TO SET THE HEAD STONE IN ITS PLACE AND COMPLETE THE SUPERLATIVE WORK OF GOD TO ESTABLISH THE RULE OF THE KING OF KINGS ON EARTH.

Are we willing to pay the costly price to birth and walk with God through to the finish line to the fullness of the promise?  Will we continue to believe for the promises in the face of setbacks and troubles, to see it resurrected in the power of the Holy Spirit in fullness.  This is the victory that overcomes, even our faith!

A Tsunami wave of Answered prayer is coming but it is fiercely opposed!  The dream will be birthed by those who will not give in or give up, who know their God and do great exploits!  Who fight the Good fight of Faith!

Abundant Blessings in the Lord!

Faith Marie Baczko

A TSUNAMI WAVE OF ANSWERED PRAYER!

According to the Hebrew Calendar we entered the year 5774 on Rosh Hashanah, which fell on September 4, 2013 on the Gregorian calendar. In the Hebrew alphabet the dalet is the fourth letter and means ‘door,’ and its numeric value is four. The dalet represents the humility and poverty of spirit that understands that all things, including success, wealth and opportunity in all spheres come from God alone—that without Him we have nothing and are nothing.

Prophetically, many understand 5774 to be the year of the open door. I believe that the OPEN DOOR is both a DOOR OF OPPORTUNITY and a DOOR OF INVITATION, where we are offered the choice to seize the moment to launch out or to stay within the confines of what is safe and known. I believe that this year will be a year of great favor for those who will take the risk to walk through the doors of opportunity God will open for them; those who will have the chutzpa to boldly lay hold of their destiny in faith.

The year of the OPEN DOOR also represents Jesus who is the Door of God’s House; it is an invitation to enter the abode of God, to dwell in the Awesome Presence of the secret place of the Most High, and to abide and rest in the protection He provides (Ps. 91).

However, even as God will open doors for his people this year—both Jewish and Gentile, I believe that first and foremost the revelation of the dalet is speaking prophetically to the Jewish people – as it is always to the ‘Jew first’ (Rom. 1:16). In 5774 God will be opening doors to Israel to step into the Light of His Glorious Love! 5774 is the year God is opening the door to His Dwelling and He is saying to Israel, as He did to John in Revelation 4, ‘Come up here.’

Yes, God is opening the door for Israel, but He is also opening the door into Israel! When I first became a Christian, the first words God spoke to me was that He was sending me to the nation and people of Israel; well, twenty years have passed and God has never released me to go until now—the door has now opened for me to go in February. In 5774 the door will open for many churches, ministries and saints to travel to Israel with divine assignments, some to bless and some to strategically intercede and birth His kairos moment for this land. Israel is about to experience a great awakening this year as GOD SPEAKS, and the Holy Spirit broods and births the WORD OF GOD for nations, for this Land and its people… as it is also ‘Glory to the Jew first’ (Rom. 2:10).

While listening to an anointed message on God’s amazing goodness, there was pregnant moment when I felt as if I had tapped into the very heart of God and got wind of something He was up to. As I saw it I experienced an instant of incredible joy as I became united in that moment to His mind, heart and intentions for something He was about to do. I experienced insight with incredible clarity that He was overflowing with joy in anticipation of a great move Heaven was eagerly preparing for—God was about to release His promises held in reserve over long periods of time for the Body of Christ—ON A VAST SCALE! These promises have been held in trust for saints who had been faithfully waiting and persevering in the trenches, some for a very long time!

The children of Israel, who after being prepared and refined in the wilderness for a long season, finally received the fulfillment of God’s promise; the word was released through Joshua: “Pass through the camp and command the people, saying, ‘Prepare provisions for yourselves, for within three days YOU WILL CROSS OVER THIS JORDAN, TO GO IN TO POSSESS THE LAND WHICH THE LORD YOUR GOD IS GIVING YOU TO POSSESS.’ ”

At this opportune moment in history everything was orchestrated to converge in Divine timing as God had prepared an obedient, passionate, overcoming generation who were ready and willing to boldly go in to possess the Promised Land that was their inheritance, and their destiny. This generation was a prepared generation, anointed with the breakthrough anointing of victory! Of this generation it was said, ‘THE SHOUT OF A KING WAS AMONGST THEM! They were a generation possessing divine strength acquired through the battles, having the maturity to hold and occupy the ground He was about to give! I believe God has now found such a generation!

God has not been holding out on us, He has been waiting for the opportune moment—a convergence in time where all parts have come to their fullness at the kairos moment. When Israel was poised to enter the Promised land the enemy rose up to curse them through Balaam to prevent God’s dream from coming forth, but he declared God’s word that there would be NO DIVINATION against Israel and the people of God:

As I sought the Lord for a word that would define 2014 He gave me Psalm 114:

When Israel came out of Egypt, Jacob from a people of foreign tongue,
Judah became God’s sanctuary, Israel his dominion.
The sea looked and fled, the Jordan turned back;
the mountains leaped like rams, the hills like lambs.
Why was it, sea, that you fled? Why, Jordan, did you turn back?
Why, mountains, did you leap like rams, you hills, like lambs?
Tremble, earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob,
who turned the rock into a pool, the hard rock into springs of water.

Get ready, the wave that is about to land is a TSUNAMI WAVE OF ANSWERED PRAYERS released by a vast army of the angelic host of heaven poised to invade earth. God is asking is your heart prepared. Is your heart right before God? He who is coming will come and will not delay!