Israel & Their Significance

The New Wine, The Oil & Donald Trump

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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God’s Armada is Now Moving Out to Sea!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!

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!

ONE NEW MAN

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Illustration by Martha Charlton

For close to two thousand years from the time of Abraham, the Father has worked to cultivate the Olive Tree that is Israel, establishing the protocols of relationship to an omnipotent God. He established the altar of worship, laying the foundations in preparation to receive the grafting in of the Gentiles to the Hebraic root, through Jeshua—the Christ (Rom. 11). Since establishing His Church in Christ on the foundations of Israel, God has been at work in the Gentile nations, also for approximately two thousand years. This may appear to be a very long time, and may have given the impression to some that God is finished with Israel, but a thousand years is a day to the Lord (2 Pet. 3:8).

In God’s use of numbers in the Bible, the number four is representative of creation, especially the New Creation (Rev. 21:16). God is now making the necessary preparations to shift into the final completing phase of His work, where the fullness of His purposes in and through Israel will be made manifest, to those who have eyes to see, as Israel awakens once again to their God.

“By Abolishing in His [own crucified] flesh the enmity [caused by] the Law with its decrees and ordinances [which He annulled]; that He from the two might create in Himself one new man [One new quality of humanity out of the two], so making peace. And [He designed] to reconcile to God both [Jew and Gentile, united] in a single body by means of His cross, thereby killing the mutual enmity and bringing the feud to an end.” Ephesians 2:15-16 AMP

Jesus became a stumbling block to Israel, but Israel has also become a stumbling block to the Church! In this last phase of the Father’s work, He will remove the veil of blindness from Israel’s eyes, and from the eyes of the Gentile church concerning Israel; this will usher in a significant Awakening and a great outpouring of the Holy Spirit—the fullness and completion of what began at Pentecost! At the time that both the Foundation and the Cornerstone was laid, there were notable invasions of earth by Heaven, releasing great signs and wonders! The establishment of the Headstone and the release of the ‘sons of God’—the Headstone generation, will also come with a great invasion of earth by the angelic hosts, accompanied by great signs in the Heavens and on the earth!

Israel is a both a natural and spiritual entity, a vessel that is progressively being transformed by God, from the natural into a Heavenly City (Gen. 22:17). Many look at Jerusalem with natural eyes and all they can see is a bloody City; it is time to begin to see with God’s eyes; to understand with his heart, His passion for this nation, a nation that has paid such a tremendous cost to be marked with His Name, from their conception to this present day!

It is important to challenge our beliefs and examine carefully in the Holy Spirit our doctrine concerning Israel, as Heaven begins to shine Light on the Word, releasing fresh revelation concerning Israel, for such a time as this!

“But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near through the blood of Christ. For he himself is our peace, who has made the two one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, by abolishing in his flesh the law with its commandments and regulations. His purpose was to create in himself one new man out of the two, thus making peace…” Ephesians 2:13-15 NIV

One-United

Painting by Christine Peterkin

On the Day of Pentecost the disciples who gathered together were in one accord; they were of one mind as they waited to receive the Promise of the Father spoken of by Jesus (Acts 1:4). Because of the unity amongst them, the disciples were positioned to receive the commanded blessing (Acts 1:14 2:1). The Commanded Blessing will be released in power, in the Day of His Power, when we are of one accord in the One New Man!

“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

God’s view of union is portrayed by oil flowing down from the Head of Aaron—the high priest of Israel, down his beard to the edge of his priestly garments. Union of the Body of Christ cannot be accomplished until there is honor that produces union between Israel and the Gentile church, and Israel is restored to the place of the head and not the tail! The River of God flows from Heaven through Christ’s secured position in Jerusalem, and the oil flows from the Head of Christ through Israel to His Body.

The Lord’s ultimate plan is that the Gentile Church work together with the Jewish servants of God, to become in unity the Israel of God, and is restored and prepared as the Bride for her coming Bridegroom and King, “…make straight in the desert a highway for our God” (Isaiah 40:3).

“For I tell you that Christ has become a servant of the Jews on behalf of God’s truth, to confirm the promises made to the patriarchs so that the Gentiles may glorify God for his mercy, as it is written: “Therefore I will praise you among the Gentiles; I will sing hymns to your name.” Again, it says, “Rejoice, O Gentiles, with his people.” Romans 15:8-12

To everything, there is a season and a time for every purpose; the time has come for Jew and Gentile to work together to build the Temple of the Lord according to God’s blueprint, and to bring in the Ark of His Presence. In the same way that David made all the preparation and provisions for the building of the Temple of God, Jesus has made all the preparations and provision for the Temple to be completed. The stones have been prepared, the wood has been cut, the iron for the doors and gates is now ready; there is bronze, silver and gold in abundance, and the wine and the oil is prepared (1 Chronicles 22).

God has been at work preparing His skilled workers—Intercessors, leaders, churches and ministries: specialists in every field of building work, “all types of skillful men” and women, each one having their part to contribute, important the completion of the House. The wine and the oil are being prepared to be poured out, to sustain and equip all the workers to complete the building, and for the procession to bring the Ark of His Presence into the Sanctuary.

“Now set your heart and your soul to seek the LORD your God. Therefore arise and build the sanctuary of the LORD God, to bring the ark of the covenant of the LORD and the holy articles of God into the house that is to be built for the name of the LORD.” 1Chronicles:22:19

The enemies of God have been uniting against the Kingdom of God and have been gaining ground. The Body of Christ has proven to be very weak because of its many divisions. It is time to set our focus on the Father and submission to the Father’s Will and the Father’s ways, as the fullness of time for the Father’s purposes and the Father’s dreams has come! As Victor Hugo once said, “Like the trampling of a mighty army, such is the force of an idea whose time has come.”

We are now approaching the time for the Father’s dream of the completion of His House—the building of the Headstone; the time of the Father’s dream for his daughters; the time of the revelation of the Sons of God; the time of the restoration of all things.

It is time for the fullness of the Father’s Promise—the commanded blessing; the time of the Day of His Power—when His people volunteer freely. It is time for the day of the Harvest—the day of multitudes of harvesters being sent into the fields to bless the world in the Spirit of the Father!

It is time for the restoration of the nation of Israel and the Jewish people; the time for the Messiah’s unveiling of Himself to His brethren. It is the time for love and union in the Body of Christ, the time to end the night of wrong as stated by the poet William Merrill:

Rise up, O men of God! Have done with lesser things;

Give heart and mind and soul and strength to serve the King of Kings.

Rise up O men of God! His Kingdom tarries long;

Bring in the day of brotherhood and end the night of wrong.

Rise up O men of God!

The Church for you doth wait,

Her strength unequal to her task

RISE UP AND MAKE HER GREAT!

(Excerpted from the book: The Blueprint by Faith Marie Baczko)

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FOR THE CAUSE OF ZION!

“For it is the day of the LORD’s vengeance, the year of recompense  for the cause of Zion.”  Isaiah 34:8
 
Faith BaczkoBefore the earth existed, the Godhead devised a transcendent plan to establish a place of abode for themselves; a place that would be recognized by all mankind as the centre of Heaven’s administrations on Earth.  God’s choice was Jerusalem, Israel!  The Sanctuary and dwelling of the Most High God was established in Israel, and as a consequence is known today as the Holy Land.
 
Possessing the understanding that Israel is the central factor in the unfolding of God’s end-time plan will become crucial for all the saints, especially pastors and leaders working and partnering with God to enforce and complete His purposes!  A deficiency in this understanding will become a handicap in the ability to process the movements of God.  An accurate comprehension of God’s intent through Israel provides access to keys that unlock our capacity to apprehend the fullness of His leading and direction, and the facility to be aligned with His plans in this hour!  THE WHOLE COUNSEL OF GOD—PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE SUMMED UP IN HIS SON, JESUS—IS CENTERED IN JERUSALEM!
 
“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 battles being fought in the spiritual realm—manifested on earth and presently gaining momentum—are all related directly or indirectly to Israel, this tiny piece of real estate on earth the size of New York City.  God’s plan for Israel has been contested by the powers of darkness from the outset.  Satan, the archenemy of God has fully recognized the significance of Israel to the fulfillment of the purposes of God on earth, and works incessantly to thwart God’s plan!  The battle lines are being drawn and the stage is being set for an explosive showdown!  Scripture is very clear in regard to Israel and God’s destiny for this nation, and it is also very clear that to oppose Israel is to oppose God and HIS CHOICE OF ISRAEL!
 
“Cursed be everyone who curses you, and blessed be those who bless you!”  Genesis 27:29

“Also the LORD your God will put all these curses on your enemies and on those who hate you, who persecuted you.”  Deuteronomy 30:7

In this hour—this crucial time God has given us to prepare for the return of Jesus—it is of grave urgency that teaching and understanding of this issue be brought to the nations of the earth!  It is critical to the safety of nations, and to those in the Church who acknowledge the Lordship of Christ, that they make the choice to partner with God for His will to be done—this means to partner and be an ally of Israel.
 
In the Church we have become so accustomed to taking the Scriptures written to Israel and for Israel, and applying them to ourselves, our cities, and our nations that we have become guilty of completely overlooking or minimizing God’s awesome intention for the Land of Israel, the City of Jerusalem and the Jewish people!  Yes, through Christ we do inherit the promises made to Israel and the benefit of the Covenants, BUT THE PROMISES AND COVENANTS STILL REMAIN THEIRS!  Is there any nation other than Israel that God has singled out, set apart and united Himself with them in purpose and in destiny?
 
“Ask now about the former days, long before your time, from the day God created human beings on the earth; ask from one end of the heavens to the other. Has anything so great as this ever happened, or has anything like it ever been heard of? Has any other people heard the voice of God speaking out of fire, as you have, and lived? Has any god ever tried to take for himself one nation out of another nation, by testings, by signs and wonders, by war, by a mighty hand and an outstretched arm, or by great and awesome deeds, like all the things the LORD your God did for you in Egypt before your very eyes?”  Deuteronomy 4:32-36
 
THE HOLY SPIRIT BUILDS THE HOUSE
 
Israel lionThe Holy Spirit comes to build the House of God that Jesus inhabits, individually and corporately.  THE HOLY SPIRIT CARRIES THE WHOLE COUNSEL OF GOD AND HE ALONE HAS THE BLUEPRINT OF THE HOUSE.  How important is it then to be filled with the Holy Spirit, and have the heart and mind to be aligned with Him, especially the apostolic leaders who are called to build the House of God.
 
Certain denominations have made the choice to stand against Israel, and many within the Church are now coming dangerously close to aligning themselves to the antichrist spirit of antisemitism arising in these last days!  Some Christian leaders and denominations are even openly calling on boycotts of Israel and joining the ranks of the demonic hosts in protest against Israel!
 
“All who rage against you will surely be ashamed and disgraced; those who oppose you will be as nothing and perish… Those who wage war against you will be as nothing at all. For I am the LORD your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you. Isaiah 41:11-13
If pastors and leaders of churches and denominations, who are called to build apostolically, are devoid in understanding of the significance of Israel to the whole counsel of God, can the House being built be true to Plumb? To be apostolic—as the Church is called to be in the last days, is to have God’s view of His corporate House. It is to be privy to His End Game strategy, His plans and purposes!  It is to have His understanding of the battles in His VICTORIOUS CAMPAIGN to overthrow the kingdom of darkness and take His Seat on His Throne in Jerusalem.  It is to have His Mind and Heart that encompasses all His objectives corporately and Globally.  To see from His perspective is to receive a measure of understanding of the manner in which the dynamics of His Kingdom are PURPOSEFULLY INTEGRATED WITH ISRAEL!
 
The Ark of His Presence is in procession moving with fierce intentionality, heading in ONE DIRECTION, towards JERUSALEM, the Holy City of God, from where He will rule and reign and have complete world Dominion.  If builders do not have His heart and His intention for and through Israel then can they be on the same Journey with Him–a Journey that culminates in Jerusalem?
 
THE BLOOD MOONS DISCOUNTED
 
blood moonSome have discounted the significance of the 4 Blood moons of 2014 & 2015 that will fall on the Jewish feast days of Passover and Tabernacles,  on the basis that three of the four moons will not be seen by Israel and because the blood moons of 1493, 1949 came a year after the events they were a supposed to be a sign of (see previous article).  However, I do believe that the significance of the Blood Moons depends on the perspective with which we look at them!
 
“God said, ‘Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night.  And let them be for signs and for seasons, and for days and years.’” Genesis 1:14
 
God placed lights in the Heavens as signs.  What is the meaning of a sign? The Hebrew word used is oth, which can mean: a miracle, a beacon, a signal, or a sign.  The definition of the word sign is: any object, action, event, pattern, etc., which conveys a meaning.  A sign can give evidence of something past, present or future!
 
What is the significance of the dates of the past three Tetrads that occured in 1493, 1049 and 1967?  GOD HAS BEEN ON A MOVEMENT TOWARD THE DESTINATION OF JERUSALEM FROM TIME PAST—ALIGNING WORLD EVENTS TO ACCOMMODATE HIS PURPOSES!  In 1493 God opened the door to new world He was holding in reserve for such a time, when the Dark Ages of sin and antisemitism had reached its fullness in the Spanish Inquisition. We see an example of this in the Bible when He waited four hundred years for the iniquity of the Amorites to reach its fullness before He came down to deliver Israel and take them into the Promised Land, “…for the sin of the Amorites has not yet reached its full measure.” (Gen. 15:16).
 
THE TETRAD BEGINNING IN 1949 CONFIRMS THE PROGRESSION OF THE MOVEMENT OF THE PRESENCE ON ITS JOURNEY AS IT MOVES WITH DETERMINATION TOWARDS JERUSALEM!  In the New World, God establishes the United States as a world power.  The United States in 1949 grants de jure recognition to the State of Israel!  The Knesset convenes for the first time! Israel is admitted into the United Nations as the 59th member on May 11th 1949.  In December 1949 Ben Gurion proclaims JERUSALEM AS ISRAEL’S CAPITAL, AND THE FIRST KNESSET IS HELD IN JERUSALEM!
 
THE TETRAD BEGINNING IN 1967 COMPLETES THE JOURNEY IN THE NATURAL!  In 1967 on June 5th-10th through  the miraculous Six Day War, Israel annexes east Jerusalem and JERUSALEM IS RE-UNIFIED under the full governance  and sovereignty of Israel for the first time since they lost it to the Babylonians over 2500 years ago!
 
If these Tetrads are supposed to be signs that only give direction or point the way to these events, but came after the fact, then, yes, they are useless!  However if they are signs that were purposed to confirm or give evidence of movement occurring in the Spirit, then they are worth investigating!  We must also consider whether the Tetrads are sign to Israel, or are they a sign related to Israel?  It is clear that ISRAEL IS GOD’S SIGN to the world and His timepiece.
 
If these Tetrads are signs that speak, what is this present one saying?  In the Bible two witnesses were required to confirm or seal a contract, I believe the two years of blood moons that form the Tetrad are TWO WITNESSES God is giving the world that we have shifted into the Last days as they will not occur again for over a hundred years.

ASCENT TO JERUSALEM!

jerusalemWhen David was rejected and the kingdom was stolen from him, he sent the Ark back to Jerusalem with Zadok the priest.  David believed that he would return if God was pleased with Him. This is a picture of Jesus who was rejected and is re-establishing the Ark of His Presence in Jerusalem in preparation for His Return at the Word of the Father!  I believe The Tetrad of 2014-2015 is a sign that THE JOURNEY OF THE ARK CONTINUES UP TO JERUSALEM TO BE RE-ESTABLISHED AS THE CENTRE OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD, IN PREPARATION OF THE KINGS RETURN.
 
ALL PATHS MUST ALIGN WITH GOD IN THE PROCESSION TO SEE THE KING SEATED IN GLORY IN JERUSALEM!  Are you with Him in this procession, on the same Journey?  Union will take place when we fix our eyes on God and align ourselves in unity with Him! We will go where He is going, which is Jerusalem, Israel!  Jerusalem can never be moved and any who attempt to relocate her will be hurt, as promised in God’s Word!
 
“On that day, when all the nations of the earth are gathered against her, I will make Jerusalem an immovable rock for all the nations. All who try to move it will injure themselves.”  Zechariah 12:3
 
When the Conductor lifts His hands all eyes will be on Him! When Christ the King is lifted up all knees must bow to the King of all kings and the LORD of all lords in obedience to His will and His Words!    All idols must fall away as idolatry is not tolerated in the Kingdom of God.  God is drawing a line and in the days to come it will become clearly evident those who submit to God and those who serve other gods!
“So they feared the LORD, and from every class they appointed for themselves priests of the high places, who sacrificed for them in the shrines of the high places. They feared the LORD, yet served their own gods—according to the rituals of the nations from among whom they were carried away.”  2Kings 17:33 
The deception of the last days will be exceptionally brilliant in its ingenuity and demonic anointing. In the last days our only protection is to be found in knowing, understanding and standing on the Word of God with humility, fear & trembling, not of man or circumstance, but of God, “But on this one will I look: On him who is poor and of a contrite spirit, and who trembles at My word,” (Is. 66:2).
 
Theodor Herzl once dreamed of a Jewish state restored after 2000 years of exile and his dream was granted.  Likewise the people of the King must now dream the dreams of God for the Kingdom of God to be established in Jerusalem, and begin to travail for the Return of the King!  Jesus has positioned Himself in JERUSALEM are you headed for Christian city or for THE CITY OF GOD!
 
“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.”
Blessings in Christ!

 

 

 

THE PRESENCE, THE JOURNEY, THE DOOR & THE BLOOD MOONS

Faith BaczkoTHE ARK OF THE COVENANT SIGNIFIES  THE PROMISE OF GOD’S PRESENCE, a promise based on our agreement to follow hard after Him on a Journey of obedience!  The Bible declares that all creation reveals the Glory of God!  His attributes can be recognized by the sublime magnificence of His handiwork.  When we make the deliberate choice to search for Him, we will find Him!  His face becomes visible within the starry hosts of heaven and in the wind of the rustling leaves of majestic trees!   However, God has also chosen to reveal himself in manifest ways throughout the history of Israel and in tangible form as the Son of Man.

The manifest presence of God chose to come down, to a chosen nation set apart for his purposes, to initiate the awe-inspiring Plan of Redemption, to recover mankind from their lost state and restore them back to the everlasting arms of love, I have come down to deliver them…” (Ex. 3:8).

THE PRESENCE ‘CAME DOWN’ and lived amongst people—His very heart’s desire before the foundation of the world!  The Plan of Redemption, centered in Israel, held the Key to salvation for every tribe and nation on earth.  THE PRESENCE came down and initiated the beginning of His transcendent Plan, a plan that is revealed on a Divine Journey, and completed with His manifest PRESENCE ruling and a reigning over the earth from Jerusalem!  God marked both the beginning and the end,  and significant milestones of the journey, with three major Feasts times and celebration.

THE JOURNEY: PASSOVER TO TABERNACLES

The beginning was sealed with the Passover feast. This signified the crossing over of a people into His purposes, those set apart as a holy offering unto Him.  God established the Feasts of the Lord as His Feast!  The continual celebration of these Feasts prophetically declared to Israel and to the world, the key facets of His ultimate Plan of Redemption to build Himself a Home in man individually and corporately.   The Passover feast prophesied the coming of Christ our Passover—the lamb slain for the salvation of the world.   He was the sinless One and the Holy First Fruit of many, resurrected onto God.  The Feast of Pentecost prophesied of the coming of the Holy Spirit—the BREATH and Life of God released into the Body of Christ.  The completion of God’s Plan will be marked and sealed by the Feast of Tabernacles. This Feast represents:

  • The ingathering of the Great Harvest of souls at the end of the age
  • The COMPLETION OF THE GREAT JOURNEY characterized by the temporary dwellings places of the Journey, fulfilled at the completion of the Temple of God
  • The RETURN OF CHRIST
  • The Great Wedding Feast of the Lamb. 

The Feasts of Passover & Tabernacles marks the beginning and the end of God’s Plan of Redemption.  Jesus is the Alpha and the Omega, and we have all entered on this Journey from Passover to Tabernacles with Him as we grow on our ascent to Union with the Christ!  This Journey is characterized by the Cross—we continually pass through a series of crosses as we are purified and prepared for the Holy One—Jesus said we are to pick up our cross daily!  The Earth will also pass through the Cross at the Great tribulation to be purified and prepared for Him. 

THE JOURNEY IS ULTIMATELY HIS JOURNEY!  God came down and carried Israel through the crossing from Egypt into His purposes.  He has been moving on this Journey through History purifying and gathering in His children along the way.  At Salvation we enter into HIS JOURNEY; we then move out with Him to follow the Ark of THE PRESENCE!

CARRIERS OF THE PRESENCE

Those called to lead and carry the Ark of THE PRESENCE were required to be wholly consecrated unto Him and to carry the Ark in a prescribed way.  David made the mistake of not complying with God’s demands resulting in a man’s death.  David learned as we must also learn the protocol to be carriers of HIS PRESENCE, as He is a Holy God! IN THE PROCESS WE AQUIRE THE UNDERSTANDING THAT WE ARE TOUCHING THE PRESENCE OF THE LIVING GOD ALMIGHTY—THE GREAT I AM!

In His great mercy God gives many chances to get it right, although there is sometimes a cost! David made a second attempt, this time doing it God’s prescribed way.  They sacrificed every six steps and “David danced before the Lord with all his might” up to Jerusalem—Jesus’ Home and seat of His Throne (2 Sam. 6:14). The Body of Christ is on such a journey with THE PRESENCE.  On our individual and corporate journey we have made many steps and pauses where were given the opportunity to praise, worship and thank Him that He would even allows us to be on the Journey with Him!

COSTLY WINE

About eight years ago I had a dream that I believe is significant for this month.  In the dream I was wearing a very long coat.  I reached deep into my pocket and pulled out a bottle of wine.  On the bottle was marked boldly the number 414.  The bottle was already open and a small amount had spilled.  My close friend and a pastor was in the room and we all looked at the spill.  My friend then said that she was desperate to get this wine and went to make a call to see if she could find it.  When she came back I asked her if she found it, she said she did but it was far too costly!

Years later I was working on a particular chapter in my book, In His Image! the chapter title was For Such a Time As This based on the book of Esther. When I checked the scripture reference I saw that it was Esther 4:14.  I then understood the meaning of the costly Wine.

“For if you keep silent at this time, relief and deliverance shall arise from the Jews from elsewhere, but you and your father’s house will perish.  And who know but that you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this, and for this very occasion?” Esther 4:14

Esther could have lost her life but she counted the cost and made her decision, “If I perish, I perish.” The year I had the dream, Passover fell on April 14, revealing the very high cost that Jesus, our Passover paid on the Cross when His blood—the Costly Wine, was poured out for us!

THE BLOOD MOONS & THE PRESENCE

This year Passover falls on 14/4/14, in a very special year marked by a series of Blood Moons referred to as a Tetrad (see previous article—Shifting, Shaking & the Coming Blood Moons).  The first moon will be seen the night of Passover which begins the evening of the 14th of the 4th  month of 2014,.  The number 4 represent the YEAR OF THE DOOR (see article –A Tsunami Wave of Answered Prayers).  In the Hebrew alphabet the dalet is the 4th letter and means ‘door,’ and its numeric value is 4. I believe the Doors to significant breakthrough are opening in the 4th month of April. The Body of Christ is about to pass through a SPIRITUAL DOOR and a SHIFT into a season that God is marking with 4 Blood Moons!

We are being shifted into the season of the COSTLY WINE.  God is about to pour out an abundance of NEW WINE, but it will be very costly!  There is always a cost to following the Ark of THE PRESENCE as David came to understand; David quickly learned that the Ark had to carried in obedience to God’s Word, with humility, with reverence and with GREAT JOY. THE PRESENCE was to be carried by the priests—those who God set apart and consecrated for this purpose! 

FOUR GOLDEN RINGS were to be crafted on either side of the Ark for the poles. It was to be lifted up and carried on the priests shoulders—not pulled on a cart.   I believe the 4 Blood Moons falling on the Jewish feasts of Passover & Tabernacles over a two year period, is a sign that reflect the 4 GOLDEN RINGS used to LIFT UP the Ark, that mark the movements of THE PRESENCE on its JOURNEY from Passover to Tabernacles

I was very resistant to sharing this revelation I believe God gave me, but after choosing to be obedient I divinely stumbled on this article as I was finishing this message.

“If you were standing on the moon during a total lunar eclipse you would see the Earth as a black disk with a brilliant orange ring around it,” said Alan MacRobert of Sky and Telescope magazine. “And this brilliant ring would be bright enough to dimly light up the lunar landscape.” (Hamilton Spectator- April 7th 2014)

blood moonThe Tetrad of Blood Moons,that begin at the Passover Feast, reveals that THE PRESENCE is once again moving and about to make a major shift on its JOURNEY up to Jerusalem, on its way to the Feast of Tabernacles to complete God’s transcendent Plan of Redemption!  The Ark of THE PRESENCE moves progressively, taking territory on its way to establish the Kingdom of God on Earth as it is in Heaven!  God’s Presence is about to mark another milestone of THE JOURNEY of His-story as He moves to fulfill His purposes on Earth!

The procession of the King, up to the Seat of His Throne in Jerusalem is about to begin!  This is fiercely contested by the power of darkness as they know their time is short!  The Body of Christ must carefully watch the Ark of THE PRESENCE as we have not walked this way before (Josh. 3:4).  We must set out from our present place or position, consecrate our hearts, be prepared to make sacrifices, ready to drink the COSTLY WINE He is about to pour out!  In my dream the bottle of wine had been opened and some wine had spilled, and yes we have experienced a measure of the Costly Wine of HIS PRESENCE, however, God has saved the best for last! He is about to pour out this COSTLY LAST WINE in abundance to His People!

It is time to transition from the Jesus of Salvation, revealed in Passover, to the Jesus of Glory revealed in Tabernacles—from being saved to being SEATED ON THE THRONE! 

“But when it pleased God…to reveal His Son in me…” Galatians 1:15-16 

“But truly I am full of power by the Spirit of the LORD, And of justice and might…” Micah 3:8

Only a revelation of THE CHRIST in Glory will bend the knee and cause all to fall prostrate before the Majesty of the King of kingsThe majesty of the Glory of Christ revealed in us will overwhelm and consume all that hinders, and all obstacles on our path as we shout, “Grace, Grace!” 

As the Blood Moon makes its appearance in the early morning of the 15th,  this would be a good time for shofars to sound throughout the Earth! The Lord of all the Earth is setting out and releasing the Armies of God to go forth with Him in Power and in strength of His Might to complete His purposes on Earth! The Kingdom of Heaven is coming down!

“BEHOLD, THE ARK OF THE COVENANT OF THE LORD OF ALL THE EARTH IS CROSSING OVER BEFORE YOU…” Joshua 3:11

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SHIFTING, SHAKING & THE COMING BLOOD MOONS

Faith BaczkoWe are now living in a time of great uncertainty in the earth.  When the walls first came down in communist countries in the late 1980’s, the entire world was talking about peace, but peace has become an elusive thing as the mystery of iniquity revealed and exposed through the darkness of evil, insidiously grows on the earth!
 
Many volatile and unstable nations now have nuclear power; while others like Iran & North Korea, empowered by the kingdom of darkness, work feverishly toward acquiring it in their quest for power. They blatantly threaten Israel and the world with annihilation, the demonic goal—to ultimately prevent the return of Christ.
 
Religious wars continue to rage in the Middle East, as great unrest ominously hovers over the region. Turkey is once again rising up with aspirations to establish itself as an Islamic Caliphate in the former image of imperial glory. Ethnic and religious wars and skirmishes sporadically break out over the Globe, all sowing the seeds of malevolent hatred that is compelling the world toward the great battles of the last days and fulfilling the prophetic words of Scripture:
 
“You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of birth pains…Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come… For then there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now—and never to be equaled again. If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened.” Matthew 24:1-22

We have seen the markets crash in recent years and they are presently very unstable in many nations of the world. The environment suffers under the hands of mankind and the supply of water to sustain the growing populations of nations is diminishing.  Certain species of fish and animals are mysteriously disappearing and animals and mammals act in bizarre and inexplicable ways.  The stability of our climate has become a major concern as change in climate patterns disrupt the farming and food supply, and natural disasters destroy crops in many nations.
 
The most violent in the history of hurricanes, floods, tidal waves, tornadoes, fires, and earthquakes are continuously shaking and battering the earth taking with them thousands of lives each year.  New and old diseases are on the rise and strange and mysterious signs and sounds are being recorded in the heavens above and on the earth below.
 
“And there will be strange signs in the sun, moon, and stars. And here on earth the nations will be in turmoil, perplexed by the roaring seas and strange tides. Luke 21:25 NLT
 
God has placed signs in the Heavens to mark His appointed times within the context of the completion of His plan of Redemption and the restoration of all things! These are times when shifts occur in the spiritual realm that impact and change the course of world history.
 
“God said, ‘Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night.  And let them be for signs and for seasons, and for days and years.’” Genesis 1:14
 
Blood Moons
 
One such sign, or series of signs, is the Tetrad of blood moons that will fall on Jewish Feast days in 2014 and 2015. A Blood moon is a total lunar eclipse in which the moon has a reddish glow—a term used in Scripture, and a Tetrad is the term used by NASA for a series of four such moons in a row, over a two year period.  A Tetrad has been a fairly rare occurrence during the centuries since the coming of the Christ. However, even rarer still, during this time, seven Tetrads have occurred with the moons falling successively on the Jewish Feasts days of Passover & Tabernacles in both years. The Tetrad of 2014 and 2015 will make this the eighth—a number that signifies a new beginning!
 
The last three Tetrads have marked very significant events in relation to Israel’s history: the first of the three occurred in 1493 and 1494 immediately after the expulsion from Spain of all Jewish people who refused to convert to Catholicism, and the subsequent torture of those who did. This expulsion divinely coincided with the discovery of a New World, one that would become a refuge to the Jews and the persecuted saints.
 
The next Tetrad occurred in 1949 and 1950 immediately after the rebirth of Israel as a Jewish state and the subsequent war of Independence, prophesied in Scripture and ordained by God.  The last occasion that a Tetrad occurred was in 1967 and 1968 when Israel reclaimed Jerusalem, the Holy City of the King, after the miraculous Six Day War!  These events were all marked by turmoil and wars that shifted and shaped history in dramatic ways!
 
I believe that through these signs in the Heavens God is making a Statement to the world and to Israel that He is seated on His Throne as Sovereign over nations, and all the affairs of mankind—that He alone has the final Word as the One who determines the course of World History! These signs are a declaration that His Word stands firm forever and cannot be broken—His Word will accomplish all that He has spoken, and no force in heaven or on earth can stop it!
 
I once had a vision of an armored tank moving slowly across the sands of time. On its side was written boldly THE WORD OF GOD.  When voices were raised in opposition to His Word, and the enemies of God attempted to change His appointed times, the Tank continued to roll, crushing all opposition in its path.
 
When angry voices railed against Israel and God’s destiny for the Jewish people to return to the land and for the rebirth of Israel as a nation, and many were in unbelief that Israel would or could ever be a nation again after two thousand years of dispersion…the Tank continued progressing on its path, driving over all opposition to THE WORD OF GOD!  Israel did become a nation again just as prophesied in the Bible and God marked the event with four blood moons! Israel did regain control over Jerusalem, the City Jesus will return to, and God marked that event with four blood moons!

What will the blood moons of 2014 and 2015 signify—we do not yet know, but I believe they will mark something of consequence of which God wants the world to take note of, as the nation of Israel will be able to see only the fourth moon of the Tetrad.
 
“The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the coming of the great and awesome day of the LORD. And it shall come to pass that whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved. For in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there shall be deliverance…” Joel 2:32 
 
The fourth moon that falls on September 28th on the Feast of Tabernacles is also a Super moon and will be seen by Israel.  A super moon is one that appears larger because its orbit is much closer to the Earth.  It is predicted that this will be the last Tetrad of blood moons to fall on Jewish feast days for over a hundred years.
 
Does this mean that the Tetrad of 2014 and 2015 is the sign that will initiate the start of the Day of the LORD—the Great Tribulation of Matthew 24:21 as some have said? It is possible, and I do believe we are very close, but the blood moon of Acts 2:20 and Revelation 6:12, are not necessarily in reference to a Tetrad of four moons correlating to the Jewish Feasts, they could also be isolated blood moons of which there will be others to come.
 
However, I do believe that the Tetrad of 2014 and 2015 and the fact that there will not be another for over a hundred years signifies that God is about to mark an appointed time that will significantly shift the course of history! This could very well be the last major shift that begins the countdown to the Day of the LORD!
 
This turn in our course will begin a turbulent period of history during which God’s plans and purposes will be summed up and completed—culminating with the Return of Jesus!  I believe the impact of events that cause the shift will awaken the Church, thrusting it out of a place of complacency into the Harvest fields.
 
The Church will begin to move out to work in the harvest fields with the angels who minister salvation. It will begin to fulfill its mandate to disciple nations and peoples, and begin to work towards the release a great harvest of souls that will be gathered into the House of God at the end of the age, during a great time of tribulation, “…the harvest is the end of the age” (See Matt. 13:24-43 and Heb. 1:14, Acts 8:4. 11:19).
 
“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:18-20 
 
The years ahead promises to be very turbulent, volatile and sometimes catastrophic as the shaking prophesied in the Word of God erupts all over the Globe through the weather, the economy and mysterious events!
 
“See to it that you do not refuse him who speaks. If they did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth, how much less will we, if we turn away from him who warns us from heaven? At that time his voice shook the earth, but now he has promised, “Once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens.” The words “once more” indicate the removing of what can be shaken—that is, created things—so that what cannot be shaken may remain.  Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our “God is a consuming fire.” Hebrews 12:25-29 
 
Today, governments of nations covering the Globe are searching desperately for answers to the extraordinary problems the world presently faces, while peoples of all tribes and cultures are seeking answers to the deep questions of life and the purpose of our existence on this tiny planet we call Earth!
 
Believe in Jesus!  He is the only answer that God has given us!  He is the only One that can calm the storms and bring peace and truth into our lives.  He is the only Savior that can protect you and your family and navigate you through the dark times ahead for the earth!  If ever there was an opportune time to reach out to Him, this is that time, this is that day!

Abundant Blessings

(Excerpted from chapter 12 of my New Book :Who Is This Jesus – Do You know?)

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