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I Am Coming Down!

 

As I sat editing my latest book, Israel My Son, Jerusalem My Beloved, I was working on a chapter that the Lord began to highlight as pertaining to the present world situation with the American elections and the Great Reset—it was related to satan’s agenda at Babel. In it I listed four diabolical intentions made clear in this account—his intention to establish for himself a city, build a communications tower in it connected in spirit to the heavens, and to make a name for himself in the earth.

The enemy worked in collusion with a people who were unified in their intention to have dominion on Earth. The people were unified through their communion with the ruling dark forces that came in with the Fall. The enemy knew that incredible power would be amplified and unleashed through their union of purpose: As God said in Genesis 11:6, “The people are united, and they all speak the same language. After this, nothing they set out to do will be impossible for them!

Satan’s strategized to establish a central base of operations to administrate his kingdom—a one world government and world order on Earth! He chose Babel to be his center. In the scriptures we are shown that Babylon became the spiritual Centre of the kingdom of darkness for all nations in the world. Today Babylon’s agenda continues to be enforced through organizations such as the World Economic Forum based out of Europe, founded by the German born Klaus Schwab, author of the Great Reset: The WEF’s mission is stated as being, “committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic, and other leaders of society to shape global, regional, and industry agendas” (Wikipedia). Their intent is to re-imagine the world and the present social systems functioning in the world, to implement the necessary changes for ushering their New World Order. Their next meeting in Davos Switzerland will be held in January 2021.

In the book of Daniel, chapter 7:25, satan is described as one speaking great words and attempting to change times and laws. At Babel, he devised through a demonic overreach to change times and laws outside of God’s timing. However, time belongs to God alone and nothing happens outside of His timing—satan found this out at Babel and is now about to find this out once again!  At Babel, the scriptures tell us that God came down, He destroyed the enemy’s plan, confused their communication and scattered everyone.

“But the LORD came down to see the city and the tower which the sons of men had built. And the LORD said, “indeed the people are one (unified) and they all have one language (communication)…now nothing that they propose to do will be withheld from them. Come, let Us go down and there confuse their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.” Genesis 4:5-7 

Satan is again devising a plan to establish His kingdom—his world empire—and is attempting to come out to take his place openly in the world. According to scripture, the time will come when God does allow the world to move toward a new world order, and for a brief time, a world government ruled by satan.  This is not that time!

The Lord then took me to the account in exodus chapter 3, where the enemy had oppressed His people for four hundred years in Egypt; it says He heard their cries and said to Moses: “…I have come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up from that land to a good and large land, to a land flowing with milk and honey…” Exodus 3:7-8.

In regard to the present situation in the United States and the world plot through the Great Reset, prayers and intercession have been going up and filling up the bowls before the Throne of God. In response God is now saying, I am coming down. God’s fire is about to fall. Sometimes it takes a long time for God to move, but when He moves the fire falls accompanied by thunderings, lightnings and earthquakes (Rev. 8:5).

Recently I awakened to the words, “I hear the sound of the abundance of rain.”  As I pressed into the Lord, I heard Him say, “I am coming down with Fire and with Rain.”  The Lord then began to remind me of Elijah at Mt. Carmel.  Elijah had told the people that the God who answers by fire, He is God! No matter how hard they tried, Jezebels prophets could not produce fire. Elijah then soaked the sacrifice with water, representing cleansing and purity, and the Lord came down on the sacrifice with Fire and licked up the water.

The Lord then said to me, “Jezebel desires a seat in the White House, in the Senate, in the House of Representatives, in the Mainstream Media and on the heads of world finance. She has her prophets of Baal in all spheres, but they are powerless against Me.” He said, “I am coming down to scatter them and their evil plotting.”

We have entered the decade of the mouth where God is waiting to hear our roar, but His people and much of the world are afraid to speak, and afraid to act. Jezebel’s most powerful weapon now being utilized is fear and intimidation; a weapon she also used against Elijah causing him to run. We see her tactics of intimidation now being employed in all spheres. The enemy has been overpowering and wearing down the saints, but hope is still alive! The people of God cannot afford to succumb to fear right now, the stakes are too high.  We must make our stand on the Word of God, and the word of His prophets, to bow down, pray and intercede as Elijah did. God is faithful to His Word, His promises are sure, He will back the words of His anointed prophets.  

“LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, let it be known this day that You are God in Israel and I am Your servant, and that I have done all these things at Your word. Hear me, O LORD, hear me, that this people may know that You are the LORD God, and that You have turned their hearts back to You again.” Then the fire of the LORD fell and consumed the burnt sacrifice, and the wood and the stones and the dust, and it licked up the water that was in the trench.” 1 Kings 18:36-38

God SAW what they were doing at Babel and He came down, He HEARD the cries of His people in Egypt and He came down, and He ANSWERED the call of His prophet Elijah at Carmel, and He came down. The Lord is coming down into this Global catastrophe! There is yet time for repentance in His Church—those who are on the fence and choosing the ways of the world over the ways of His Word. He is saying to turn from our wicked ways and return to Him, to the ancient paths where the good way is. He is saying to repent for choosing to agree with evil and to choose this day to agree with Him! He is saying to His people as He said through Elijah:

“How long will you falter between two opinions? If the LORD is God, follow Him; but if Baal, follow him.” But the people answered him not a word.” 1 Kings 18:21

As He did at Babel, as He did with Moses in Egypt, and with Elijah at Carmel, God is coming down! Jezebel will be thrown down! I saw a large contingent of angels being sent out; they were pale gold in color—gold representing purity! The Lord said these angels were being sent to uncover hidden plots; they were highly skilled in exposing deeply hidden things.

I then saw a large convocation of Eagles coming to the rescue armed with the Word of God. Their words were like Holy Ghost artillery having the power to blow up Jezebel’s strongholds. These are the voices of His prophets carrying His word that will not return void. Many of these prophetic voices are women; a righteous army of women empowered by the Spirit of God to counteract Jezebel’s work, are now being released in the battle. They represent a righteous move of God among women who have the King’s ear, raised up for such a time as this. In partnership with their Mordecai counterparts, they will write and utter decrees to annihilate the enemy and hang the Hamans on their own gallows.

God is about to move, and it will come with thunderings and lightnings. He is coming with Fire and He is coming with rain to destroy the enemy’s untimely agenda. We may be in for a period of volatility and uncertainty and should be prepared spiritually to stand and not be shaken. God is saying to us, “Do not fear the fire, you will not be burned; do not fear the rain, it will not overflow you. “Stand with Me in the Fire and in the rain and you will see marvelous things. Don’t stop believing and don’t stop praying, I am coming down! Prepare for the supernatural displays of My might, gird up your loins and be ready!

“Then Elijah said to Ahab, “Go up, eat and drink; for there is the sound of abundance of rain… Then the hand of the LORD came upon Elijah; and he girded up his loins and ran ahead of Ahab to the entrance of Jezreel. ” 1 Kings 18:41,46

Sound the Alarm – This Day We fight!

 

I would like to first thank and honor all the prophetic voices that have held the line to stand on the word God has released to them regarding the U.S elections, when things have appeared to go in the opposite way. Over the past few days those words have helped me to keep my faith alive as I have been silent waiting for the Lord to give me understanding of what is happening.

On the day Joe Biden was announced as the President Elect the Lord gave me a word to release. I was praying and seeking the Lord, when He said to write a word with the title, Sound the Alarm. Within an hour The Lord confirmed this in a letter I received written by Archbishop Vigano to President Trump. In it he described the features of a diabolic plan of a cabal of elites, and concluded by saying that is was surprising, that there is no one to sound the alarm! This was the confirmation!

A global plan called the Great Reset is underway. Its architect is a global élite that wants to subdue all of humanity, imposing coercive measures with which to drastically limit individual freedoms and those of entire populations. Continue to read

As a backdrop to this word I would like to share a vision I received many years ago that has defined my walk and the Ministry the Lord has given me. I saw a large and high tower stretching into the sky. Covering the tower were numerous doors and windows of all shapes and sizes—they were all open. As I stared at the tower, each one began to slam shut. At the same time, I heard the distant sound of marching from an approaching demonic army, and I received the understanding that God was concerned with the preparation and transformation of willing warriors into strong towers of refuge for the battles on the horizon.

The Lord highlighted the importance of closing these gates and doors that were providing access to the enemy an important part of the preparation for the battles to prepare the way for the Return of the King. At that time the Lord impressed upon me to watch the movie The Return of the King, in The Lord of the Ring series. As I watched, the Lord began to highlight the principles of intercession, intelligence gathering, and tactics of warfare needed to defeat the agenda of the demonic forces vying for world dominion.

This movie reveals a sweeping panorama of the apocalyptic battle between demonic forces and an alliance of various armies united in light of an impending overthrow. However, the allied forces prevailed, paving the way for the King to return to his throne where He received his bride and gave honor to all those who fought to defend freedom. A few days before the election the Lord instructed me to once again watch the movie, which I did. At the time when I had first watched it, God opened up the book of Joel chapter two, revealing that the army of verses 1-11 represented the demonic army in the movie:

Blow the trumpet in Zion; sound the alarm on my holy hill. Let all who live in the land tremble, for the day of the LORD is coming. It is close at hand—a day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and blackness. Like dawn spreading across the mountains a large and mighty army comes, such as never was in ancient times nor ever will be in ages to come. Before them fire devours, behind them a flame blazes. Before them the land is like the garden of Eden, behind them, a desert waste—nothing escapes them. Joel 1:3

The fulfillment of this passage in Joel awaits a future day, the Day of the Lord, when the world will be called to account—this is not that day! However, there will be many such battles to be fought leading up to that day, and I believe the Lord is now saying that we are presently in such a battle. The stakes in this present battle are extremely high, as a loss could accelerate the Day of the Lord.

The Great Reset Archbishop Vigano referred was designed and crafted by the World Economic Forum, in line with the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Plan and Agenda 201. Through these plans the underlying goals are the protections of the Earth and world population, however benevolent their intentions may appear, the means they intend to employ to combat the problems the World may face in the future, have sinister undertones, and are void of any acknowledgment of the providence of God over humanity and the earth.

President Trump is presently the only hindrance in the way of their purposes being fulfilled, and therefore he must be removed at all costs! Every force available is therefore in collusion and being utilized to remove him, hence this election debacle. If these elites have their way these are the stakes before us and it includes all nation of the world not only America:

  • The LGBTQ agenda will be accelerated to a level that inflicts horrific harm on society and the children of the world. In answer to a question on rights for transgender children Joe Biden said publicly, “We will change the laws!”
  • Christianity will be discouraged; Christians will be persecuted, Churches shut down and the Bible mocked.
  • An increase in the promotion of euthanasia  and assisted suicide, with the eventual availability for all ages who qualify as young as twelve; this is already happening in the Netherlands.
  • The promotion of the killing of babies up to nine months in the womb and even after its born.
  • There will be a push for the diminishing of America as a restraining force in the world, this will be implemented by defunding the military and weakening the nation, by opening the borders to immigrants of all nations, the implementation of socialistic and Marxists policies, declaration of the constitution as outdated for the times, packing the court with liberal judges. Reducing America’s influence on the world stage as a One World government is presented to maintain peace, equity.
  • The introduction of draconian measures to limit the freedoms and rights of people, using pandemics and Lockdowns to continue to control people and world populations.
  • Mandatory vaccinations will become the only method to be able to function freely in society and to be able to purchase goods.

We are presently in the throes of a demonic overreach, where these forces are attempting to change times and laws as stated in Daniel 7. The day may come where they are allowed to do this, but this is not that day!

I sensed in my spirit as I write this, an urgency from God to SOUND THE ALARM! The Media do not get determine who is president, there are thousands of votes still not counted, and the election is being contested! I don’t believe it is a coincidence that God has given me the understanding of this word the day Joe Biden has been falsely declared the winner! President trump has just put out a statement saying:

“The simple fact is this election is far from over. Joe Biden has not been certified as the winner of any states, let alone any of the highly contested states headed for mandatory recounts, or states where our campaign has valid and legitimate legal challenges that could determine the ultimate victor.”

If President Trump has been chosen to lead in this fight, and God is backing him, and if he is not backing down and continues to fight, intercessors must also not back down, and continue to fight! The fight is not over! In The Return of the King, when it seemed that all hope was gone, and they were about to lose the battle, as they were being overrun by the enemy, troops suddenly arrived! A large contingent of forces arrived having received the call for help.

We have now entered a Day that demands that a courageous people arise and shine, who fearlessly take a stand for the purposes of the King, who hold to the Word of God and defend liberty, goodness and righteousness—regardless of the cost! Amidst gross darkness covering the Earth they will shine with the Glory of God that rests upon them! Joel 2 also speaks of the Lord’s Holy army who arise in this hour:

“And afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions. Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days. I will show wonders in the heavens and on the earth, blood and fire and billows of smoke. Joel 2:28

God is saying to SOUND THE ALARM in light of the enemy’s agenda and the high stakes of this battle:

“Blow the trumpet in Zion, declare a holy fast, call a sacred assembly. Gather the people, consecrate the assembly; bring together the elders, gather the children, those nursing at the breast. Let the bridegroom leave his room and the bride her chamber…”

Let us unite and stand with the President as He fights for America, for the world and for the purposes of God. I have chosen to step out in faith to bring this word, as I fully believe it is not time for the devil’s agenda, this is not that day! Donald Trump still has much to do on behalf of the Kingdom of God! In the Return of the King, In the face of the greatest battle they would yet face, at the head of his troops the king rallied them to the fight and said, as God would now also say to us:

“A day may come when the courage of Men fails, when we forsake our friends, and break all bonds of fellowship, but it is not this day.” “An hour of wolves and shattered shields when the Age of Men comes crashing down, but it is not this day! This day we fight!” By all that you hold dear on this Earth, I bid you stand!

At the conclusion of the movie the rightful king WAS RETURNED to his throne; in this time and in this battle THAT KING IN DONALD TRUMP!

In response to the cry of the people, God declares in Joel 2:20:

“I will drive the northern horde far from you, pushing it into a parched and barren land… And its stench will go up; its smell will rise.” Surely he has done great things! Do not be afraid, land of Judah; be glad and rejoice. Surely the LORD has done great things!

Toward the end of the battle in the movie , a convocation of eagles were suddenly released to turn the battle. I believe they represent the prophetic word of the Lord now being released through His prophets to seal the victory of the battle. God is moving and will back the word of His prophets!

Hold your Ground, Hold your Ground, Sons of God! Stand and see the salvation of God!

 

A Sword Poised to Strike!

Over these past months the words I have received from the Lord, I have seen through the lens of the season of war we have now entered. The Lord is highlighting the need to courageously address present realities that necessitates having a righteous army prepared for the challenges of the battles we will face …that we may become an overcoming army that attains to victory in the Lord.  Offering platitudes that give a false sense that all is well, I believe would not be helpful to anyone right now. In seeking the Lord regarding the contrast between the revelations given of glory, power, and authority on one hand, with discipline on the other, I sensed the Lord saying, “I want you to see and understand both sides of the sword that is poised to strike.” Over many days, I have been hearing in my spirit the words overthrow, overthrow, I knew this was in Ezekiel 21 where a few things began to jump out to me:

 “Son of man, prophesy and say, ‘Thus says the LORD!’ Say: ‘A sword, a sword is sharpened and also polished! V. 9

The word of the LORD came to me: “Son of man, mark out two roads for the sword of the king of Babylon to take, both starting from the same country…  For the king of Babylon will stop at the fork in the road, at the junction of the two roads, to seek an omen: He will cast lots with arrows, he will consult his idols…” V.19,21 (this is divination)

“Overthrown, overthrown, I will make it overthrown! It shall be no longer,until He comes whose right it is, And I will give itto Him.” V. 27

Most of the words that I write are didactic in nature, as my desire is to always bring foundation, scope and understanding to the revelations given. This is the understanding I received: Ezekiel chapter 21 is a depiction of the present state of the house of God and discipline is decreed.  The Bible does declare that judgment begins at the house of God, nonetheless, there has been much repentance taking place and God has heard the cries of the intercessors, and victory is assured! Even so, there is a cleansing coming to the House of God, through the judgment brought on the world by the king of Babylon that is heading our way! He is at the fork in the road using divination and is conspiring with those in agreement with him.

Chapter 21 was the fate determined for the land of Israel and the people of God. Israel had come to a time in their history when rebellion and sin had overtaken the land and the House of God, as it now has in ours—where saints are calling what is evil good, and what is good evil! With great longsuffering and patience God had given much time for repentance and a change of heart. Chapter 22:26-30 revealed the condition of God’s House.

“Her priests have violated My law and profaned My holy things; they have not distinguished between the holy and unholy, nor have they made knownthe difference between the unclean and the clean; and they have hidden their eyes from My Sabbaths, so that I am profaned among them. Her princes in her midst are like wolves tearing the prey, to shed blood, to destroy people, and to get dishonest gain… verse 20 continues:

So I sought for a man among them who would make a wall, and stand in the gap before Me on behalf of the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found no one.

God is looking for men and women, who reject rebellion and resisting His ways; those who can stand on behalf of the land and His House that He should not destroy it—as He says in His Word rebellion is witchcraft, and we cannot fight witchcraft in the same spirit (1 Sam. 15:23). God is presently looking for holy negotiators who carry His heart as Moses did, who will reason with Him why He should not do this.  He is looking for those who have power at His Throne to advocate on behalf of the land.  He is looking for those willing to lay down their lives, to war on behalf of the people and the land. He is looking for those who will come boldly behind the veil to reason with Him! History is calling for those who will move the heart of God and turn the tide. This is a critical time of history when creation is groaning for the sons of God to arise to their call! Who will answer the call?

To Overthrow or Be Overthrown!

In the United States, there are those who have plotted and established a commission to enact the 25th amendment to remove a sitting president. Because this legislation was previously prepared, I believe their intention was to use it on Donald Trump after He contracted the Coronavirus—not understanding that God would raise him up in four days, stronger than before! It then suddenly dawned on me that I had been hearing the words overthrow, overthrow for four or five days prior to this announcement on the news. The word overthrow is a revelation from God of how high the stakes are, and that we are not to take any of it lightly.

Overthrow means: To bring about the downfall, destruction, or ending of, especially by force or concerted action: a plot to overthrow the government (Free Dictionary)

I also discovered that the word overthrow also means a coup!

Coups d’état; is an ousting, overthrow, takeover, it is the removal of an existing government from power, usually through violent means. (Wikipedia)

It has also been factually revealed that the democrats have been holding war games, devising various plots for every possible scenario of the election. Their ultimate aim is to overthrow Donald Trump in this election, at all costs!  As a Canadian, some may be wondering why I am so focused on Donald Trump, American politics and the elections. It is extremely important for Christians of all nations to understand that America is the stronghold the dragon must take down in order to take control of the world. America is the centre of the battle, and Donald Trump is the man standing in the way of their unfolding plan for world dominion. A group called the Disruption Project has issued a manifesto calling for violence whether Donald Trump wins or not.  As the President and Commander in Chief of the battle, Trump is empowered and protected by God, is backed by heaven, and needs to now be undergirded in prayer by the intercession of the saints worldwide.

It is important to now have Kingdom perspective! The saints are being called to face off a demonic force that is presently flexing its muscles and rising in power and strength, supported by the agreement of the world. For many decades since WWII, these forces have been waiting for a generation to pass, for the moment to make their move. Their target is Donald Trump, and the people of God. Their agenda is to take down lawful governments and the old order, and through chaos, establish Global governance in the Earth. During this volatile time, we must pray, fight and resist their efforts. However, first and foremost, we must trust God in the way He chooses to work, and not be discouraged by what we may witness (Please see my last word).

Jesus made the statement that the Gates of Hell would not prevail over His Ekklesia (Matt. 16:18).  The word prevail means to triumph or have victory over another, therefore, Jesus’ promise to us is that the enemy would not and even could not, triumph and have victory over the determined will of God.  The Church of God, endowed with His strength and His power, was created to withstand and to prevail over the enemies of God.  Yet, the word of God also declares that false prophets and false christs would deceive, if possible, even the elect (Matt. 24:24). It also reveals in the Book of Daniel that the beast making war with the saints, was prevailing against them (Dan. 7:21). Is this a contradiction? The question that arises is, do we want to prevail or be prevailed against, to overthrow or be overthrown. What will it be?

Under Authority!

Let’s dig into what it means for the saints to prevail, to triumph, and to be triumphant warriors? I believe it means far more than just showing up, even though that is good, or fighting in our own will and strength!  As the spirit of lawlessness and rebellion roams the streets of our cities, it searches out and finds our weaknesses, and will easily entrap the independent and the rebellious in heart. There is something to say for those who, when faced with tribulation or dire circumstances make the choice to stand together as one, supporting each another and their leaders. In unity of Spirit they face off the enemy and ward off trouble. It is in union as a Body, that we win the battles and have power to overcome.

In a time when it is so critical to know and be moving in our God given authority, many still don’t understand the need to be under authority, in order to be moving in authority. Many love to be in authority over others, but struggle with the idea of being submitted to another.  Until this dynamic is tested in relationships, some remain blinded to the fact that they actually resist leadership.

The people of God have found themselves in a conundrum since the introduction of the Coronavirus. Because of this virus everyone was placed in a state of lockdown during the first few months of its spread, with some still in various stages of lock down in many states and countries.  God used this time for good on many fronts: to awaken His people from slumber, to draw us closer to Himself, and to extend the Church’s influence Globally through technology. However, the enemy has used the situation primarily to separate us from each other, to divide us on issues, and to remove us from functioning as a body with the guidance of our leaders. The enemy fully understands that it is only in unity that we stand as a force, having the impact to breakthrough and overcome!  An army functions in order and in lines of authority. With faith and a humility that impressed Jesus, the centurion fully understood this principle as himself a Leader in the army! He said:

“Lord, don’t trouble yourself, for I do not deserve to have you come under my roof. That is why I did not even consider myself worthy to come to you. But say the word, and my servant will be healed. For I myself am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. I tell this one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and that one, ‘Come,’ and he comes. I say to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.” When Jesus heard this, he was amazed at him, and turning to the crowd following him, he said, “I tell you, I have not found such great faith even in Israel.” Luke 7:6-9

Go Up & Possess!

F.B. Meyer once said: “The Land was Israel’s by deed, but Israel had to go up and possess it!” We have entered a season of war, a time to go to war for the land! It is also time for us to wake up to the reality of the dimension of extreme demonic warfare we are being called to and take our place without fear!  It is a time that calls for and will see miracles, as the supernatural power of God is released to turn the tide.

The saints of God are all together facing the greatest battle of the ages. As I said in my last word, “Brace Yourselves!” what is coming down the pike may be so potent, that we need to be quickly transformed into unshakeable pillars of the faith. This will require choosing the place of consecration, of obedience to be under authority, and to be in union with our local spiritual family and leaders. These are the ones we reach out to in times of need and trouble. God puts us in families to take care of each other. I believe in this time, God is admonishing us to stay connected to our spiritual families, and if you don’t have one, find one quickly and get built in and submitted.

It is important for leaders to find a way to become unified as a Body, and to work together. The overthrow can go either way depending on the stance that we choose to take! I personally believe we will press through and breakthrough, but it will not be without a fight!  Donald Trump is a great example to the Body of Christ of prospering under persecution—this, because God is on the throne, He is supernatural, powerful and mighty to save!

We must fight the fear that wants to paralyze and cause panic! God believes in you! He picked you for this moment. History is counting on you to take the place reserved for you. This is the watch we have been assigned to and Christ is the Captain of the armies leading us into battle. Let us rise up now in faith and join Him in the overthrow of the enemies of God!

Revelation 19:12-16: “Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on himwascalled Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war. His eyes were like a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns. He had a name written that no one knew except Himself. He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God. And the armies in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, followed Him on white horses.  Now out of His mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it He should strike the nations. And He Himself will rule them with a rod of iron. He Himself treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.  And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.”

Brace Yourselves!

I would like to preface this word that comes as a warning, by saying that God is powerfully at work to bring forth something marvellous in the world! The darkness and the chaos are not the end of it and the devil does not have the last say; he is limited in what he can do even though it may appear that he has free reign right now.  Daniel said in chapter 7:25, that the devil’s intention is to change times and laws, however it is God alone who controls times and seasons. Daniel 2:20-22 says:

“Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever; wisdom and power are his. He changes times and seasons; he deposes kings and raises up others. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning. He reveals deep and hidden things; he knows what lies in darkness, and light dwells with him.:

Over these Feast days we are presently in, beginning withRosh Hashanah, there has been much activity in the spiritual realms setting the stage for the beginning of a significant Move of God. Over Rosh Hashanah Ruth Bader Ginsberg died; seven days prior to her death, the Lord asked one of His prophetic voices Munday Martin to pray for her. Over the following weekend marked by Yom Kippur, Donald Trump appoints Amy Coney Barret to fill her vacant seat, then as we approached the weekend of the Feast of Tabernacles, Donald Trump tests positive for the Coronavirus.  What does this all mean?  It means God has arisen with the intent to scatter His enemies. It means He is moving and arising now to answer the prayers of the saints.

In the aftermath of Donald Trump’s positive test, the Lord began to show me certain things that would now be coming into play as a result. First, God is amplifying the distinction between darkness and light; this is evidenced in the rising level of the ugly demonic hatred targeting the President of the United States, revealed in the words of all those who wish him death. The evil in the heart of man is bubbling up to the surface and being revealed for all to see. The line between good and evil is becoming more distinct with each passing day.

Our Words Matter

The second thing God highlighted was that there are consequences to the words being spoken. The scriptures tell us that by our words we will be justified and by our words we will be condemned. God’s Word and His precepts function as laws in the universe and cannot be revoked by man, and when activated, come with consequences. Galatians 6:7 declares: “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; forwhatevera man sows, that he will also reap.”

Whatevergood or evil, a man sows he shall reap—this is an established law of God. It also says in Matthew 7:2 that in the same measure you mete out judgment, it will be measured back to you. Knowing and understanding the truth of this Word, in 2016, prior to the election, after the tapes were revealed, I became deeply concerned by the amount of people who were angrily judging Donald Trump. I was concerned because I knew that those who judged him would reap the consequences of the exposure of sins in their own lives. Shortly after, that is exactly what happened, as numerous senators, government leaders, Hollywood celebrities and prominent people began to be exposed for sexual sin and the MeToo movement began. The consequence of this continues to this day, as every type of sexual sin is being exposed and even resulting in numerous arrests.

Even so, I am presently even more concerned as so many have used their voices to wish harm and even death on the President of the United States, blind to the fact that this is an open invitation for oppressing demons to now begin to bring sickness and death into many lives. With their own mouths they are summoning the spirit of death.To help counteract this, it is now important for the Church to stand in the gap, release forgiveness, cry out for mercy and repent on behalf of these people.

God Will Get The Glory!

In regard to President Trump positive test, and the upcoming election, God has used it for good on many front’s, one is to endear him to the hearts of the people, He is also removing the administration’s strength to bring forth a victory.  A win for the Trump administration will not be seen as a result of brilliant strategy, energy, charisma or personality. When Donald Trump wins, God will receive all the Glory, as it will be seen as a miraculous win; no one will be able to understand or point to anything that brought it about.

When Gideon was going to war against the much stronger Midianites, God reduced their army from 22,000 to 300 men, thereby removing the possibility for Israel to boast and say, their own strength had done it! God is ensuring that that victory will be seen as only from Him. The world will see God move to bless and they will fear, as it says in psalm 67:7, “God shall bless us, and all the ends of the earth shall fear Him.”  

In the same way, God has determined that there will be victory in the elections, that the Body of Christ will begin to cross over with mighty signs and wonders, and He alone will be lifted up and Glorified before all.

“Lift your rods and shout” God says, “As this battle belongs to Me and I alone will be exalted. Donald Trump has served My purposes and My will and he is My son, but I am taking over to bring forth My will, as it will not be by might nor by power, or by any natural strength or charisma, but victory will be by My Spirit alone. I alone will be exalted in the earth.”

The Bad Roots Must be Removed!

God has great things prepared for His people and the world for this decade, but before it can be released, He must remove the bad roots. God highlighted this in a memory of an incident with my son Jesse when he was just two years old. One day I noticed a sore on his thigh that then turned into an ugly boil. I was told to put heat on it, and that would work to draw out the infection and bring it to a head. When the day came where it appeared that it was ready to burst, I prepared to extract the infection.  As a mother I was very nervous as I knew it would be a very painful procedure. I took a deep breath and pressed to get the infected pus out. He immediately began to scream and looked at me with horror.  I felt so terrible but had to press again to make sure everything was out, I then cleaned and bandaged it.

I then heard The Lord say: “Pain is coming!” Just as the human body must expel all toxins, bacteria and infection to remain healthy, this principal works in every sphere, and also in the spiritual Body of Christ—the hidden infection must be uncovered and removed. I heard the Lord say: “The signs of the deep infection that exists in the world, and even My Body is being exposed! The current conditions seen in the rebellion, the lawlessness, ugly violence and deep-rooted anger, are all evidence of this putrid oozing of the defiled infection of darkness.

We are presently observing this eruption over all the Earth, on our streets and in dishonest governments—the corruption of darkness has surfaced. Things hidden for ages are coming under the rays of God’s sunlight. The devil’s agenda is being exposed for all to see. The things that have been simmering underground, under the surface, have been erupting in the earth. God is doing this! He is bringing things to a head and drawing the defilement from hiddenness to the surface. I believe God is now saying, it will be purged, He is about to bring the needed pressure to extract the infection. God began to highlight Isaiah chapter 28 to me.

In verse 15 God speaks to the evil. “You boast, “We have entered into a covenant with death, with the realm of the dead we have made an agreement. When an overwhelming scourge sweeps by, it cannot touch us, for we have made a lie our refuge and falsehood our hiding place.”

However God has a plan and He says in verse 16: “So this is what the Sovereign LORD says: “See, I lay a stone in Zion, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone for a sure foundation; the one who relies on it will never be stricken with panic.”

God is saying to us, “Do not fear the pain, it must come. It must come because I love you. It must come because if it is not removed, it will destroy you. For you have answered My Word to humble yourselves, to pray and seek My face, that I may heal your land, and I am moving to answer this prayer. In order to bring the healing, I must first remove the infection. I am applying the heat and drawing out the impurity, causing the infection to erupt, in order that I may cleanse and heal the wound. Never forget My Love for you! Trust that My ways are higher and that they work!

Isaiah 28:17-19, He says to the enemy: “I will make justice the measuring line and righteousness the plumb line; hail will sweep away your refuge, the lie, and water will overflow your hiding place. Your covenant with death will be annulled; your agreement with the realm of the dead will not stand. When the overwhelming scourge sweeps by, you will be beaten down by it. As often as it comes it will carry you away; morning after morning, by day and by night, it will sweep through.”

After the infection is removed, health and healing will come. God is moving to set the stage for a new era of healing to the planet, that will come as the Holy Spirit sweeps the defilement away, ushering in a season of marvel and delight. Some pain will come! Jesus endured the pain for the Joy that was set before Him!  The Harvest is the reward of His suffering, and our delight must be to first know Him in His suffering, and then in the power of His resurrection that releases the Harvest. The people of God will be entering a season of resurrection power with the passing of this Feast of Tabernacles. This is the time, in the midst of turmoil for the Body of Christ to arise in strength and courage, and shine in the darkness.

We will see God move in mighty ways to set things in order as He is now moving to do in the Supreme court.  We must trust God, rather than cower in fear; Take hold of His hand and join Him in His great work! He is moving across the Earth to apply the necessary heat to draw out the infection. When heat is applied to an infection it draws out the antibodies that fight the infection, in the spirit, this is the work of the intercessors who gather to fight the infection in His power and will, to declare and decree His Word! If the pressure to remove the infection is applied too early, it will spread the infection and make things dangerously worse.  This principle is clear in the parable of the wheat and tares, the timing to remove the tares was important so as not to harm the wheat. So, it is important to trust God with the timing to apply the pressure, the cleansing and the healing, He is doing an unusual work in the earth.

Isaiah 28:21 “The LORD will rise up as he did at Mount Perazim, he will rouse himself as in the Valley of Gibeon—to do his work, his strange work, and perform his task, his alien (unusual) task.”

The Lord is saying to us: “What you see is My strange and unusual work that will bring in the Harvest and will usher in a season of healing, refreshing and strength. I am doing this unusual work in My House and in the land. Brace yourselves and be prepared for what will come, what must come My people, when the scourge passes over.”

In regard to the dream he had, I did hear a Pastor make the statement, Brace yourself, Brace yourself, and wasn’t sure if I was being influenced by hearing that until I heard God say to check the definition of the word. The word brace means: to press your body firmly against something to stay balanced or standing; to prepare for something difficult or unpleasant; to be strong and courageous.

To be strong and courageous is the admonition given to Joshua by God six times, to prepare him for the war to take the Promised Land! During these troubling times, if we press against Jesus and lean in on our Beloved, we will stand strong in Him through anything that may come! After the turmoil, the storms will settle, ushering in a new day.

This principle can also be seen at the Passover when God told His people to stay in their homes until the spirit of death had passed over!  In Isaiah 26:20 God told His people to go in their rooms until the judgment had passed, “Go, my people, enter your rooms and shut the doors behind you; hide yourselves for a little while until his wrath has passed by.’

I also heard God make the statement, “Get ready as things were coming down the pike!” I was troubled about bringing this word as I did not want people to fear, especially when they serve such a mighty God, I also wanted to be sure that it was God. Again, I heard Him say check the definition of the phrase, as I realized that I did not really know what it meant and didn’t even know what a pike was.

I found that “Pike” is short for turnpike and the phrase refers metaphorically to something coming from further along the road. (Merriam Webster) It carries the image of something getting bigger as it moves toward us; something going to happen sometime soon.

I will close with Isaiah 28:5-6 which says, “In that day the LORD Almighty will be a glorious crown, a beautiful wreath for the remnant of his people. He will be a spirit of justice to the one who sits in judgment, a source of strength to those who turn back the battle at the gate.”

If you are prone to fear, please don’t be afraid! We serve an awesome wonderful and great God and Father who watches over us through all things!

Three Passovers

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SHOUT, “LET MY PEOPLE GO!”

SHOUT FOR YOUR NATIONS TO BE RELEASED TO ITS DESTINY

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

SHOUT FOR YOUR NATION TO BE RELEASED FROM THE COVID 19

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

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

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

THE BIG RESET!

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Understanding Spiritual Warfare

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

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

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

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

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

Do Demons have Power?

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

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

What does Spiritual Warfare Entail?

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

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

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

Practicalities of Corporate Warfare.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Countdown Has Begun!

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Three…Two…One… Lift Off!

 

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

Exploration

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

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

The Military and Warfare

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

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

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

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

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

Communication

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

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

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

Rules & The Israel Dynamic

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

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

Women of God

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

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

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

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

BIG THINGS ARE COMING!!

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you!

A Case For Christmas

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Merry Christmas and a happy New Year

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

Faith & Frank

Occupy The Revelation!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Occupy The Revelation

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

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

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

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

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

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

Decide and Declare It

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

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

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

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

Faith That Sees

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Plot To Steal Authority

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

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

A Vanguard Army Chosen To Lead The Way

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

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

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

Her Warfare Has Ended

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Transcendent Dynamic of The Journey

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

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

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

A Wave God’s Glory &Israel Day!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HE SETS THE STANDARD FOR FAIRNESS!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 

THE WINE IS READY AND KEYS TO UNLOCK YOUR DESTINY!

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

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

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

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

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

Being Rightly Positioned

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

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

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

Cities of Refuge – Called to a City.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In this hour, Jesus will receive all the Glory!

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

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!

 

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 Presence, The Journey of the Ark & the Blood Moons

Ark (2)(A repost and update on an earlier word written in 2014)

The ARK OF THE COVENANT was a visible sign of  THE PROMISE OF GOD’S PRESENCE, a promise based on the agreement to follow hard after the Lord 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 and in our hearts!  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. A plan that would see the  recovery of 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 from 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, to be completed with His manifest PRESENCE ruling and a reigning over the earth from Jerusalem!  God marked both the beginning and the end of this Journey,  and significant milestones, 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 is representative of:

  • The ingathering of the Great Harvest of souls at the end of the age
  • The COMPLETION OF THE GREAT JOURNEY characterized by Sukkot – 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 reflect the beginning and the end of God’s Plan of Redemption.  We have all entered on this Journey from Passover to Tabernacles with Him as we grow on our ascent to Union with the Christ as Jesus is the Alpha and the Omega!  This is a Journey  characterized by the Cross—we continually pass through a series of crosses in our life as we are purified and prepared for the Holy One—Jesus said we are to pick up our cross daily!

THE JOURNEY IS ULTIMATELY HIS JOURNEY!  God came down and carried Israel through the crossing over 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 and 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, there is a protocol to be carriers of HIS PRESENCE, as He is a Holy God! IN THE PROCESS WE ACQUIRE THE UNDERSTANDING THAT WE ARE TOUCHING THE PRESENCE OF THE ALMIGHTY, THE LIVING GOD —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 to this time.  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 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

In 2014, Passover fell on 14/4/14, in a very special year marked by the beginning of a series of Blood Moons referred to as a Tetrad (see  article—Shifting, Shaking & the Coming Blood Moons).  The number 4 represented the YEAR OF THE DOOR.  In the Hebrew alphabet the dalet is the 4th letter and means ‘door,’ and its numeric value is 4.  The Body of Christ passed through a SPIRITUAL DOOR and SHIFTED into a season that God was 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, that is very costly!  There is always a cost to following the Ark of THE PRESENCE as David and Esther came to understand.

Gold ringAs I was preparing to write this word in regard to the Blood moons in its relation to the movement of the Ark of His Presence, the Lord brought to mind the four Golden rings on the Ark. When building the Ark God instructed that FOUR GOLDEN RINGS were to be crafted on either side for poles. The poles were to be lifted up and carried on the priests shoulders. The Lord revealed that the 4 Blood Moons falling on the Jewish feasts of Passover & Tabernacles over a two year period, was a sign representing the 4 GOLDEN RINGS and 2 poles used to LIFT the Ark whenever it was time to move. This was marking a significant SHIFT in the Journey of THE PRESENCE from Passover to Tabernacles!

I was very resistant to sharing this as I could not see how four golden rings  related to four blood moons, but at the very moment I was wrestling over whether to write it or not I divinely stumbled on an article that stated:

“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)

On Israel’s journey, when the Cloud of God’s Presence moved, they were to move with it, and the Ark went before them carried by the priest.  The Tetrad of Blood Moons, that began at the Passover Feast 2014, is a revelation that THE PRESENCE is moving and is making a MAJOR SHIFT on the 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 establishing the Kingdom of God on Earth as it is in Heaven!  God’s Presence is marking another major milestone of THE JOURNEY of His-story as He moves to fulfill His purposes on Earth!

goden ring ark1The procession of the King, up to the Seat of His Throne in Jerusalem is accelerating!  This is fiercely contested by the power of darkness.  The Body of Christ must carefully watch the Ark of THE PRESENCE as we have not walked this way before (Josh. 3:4).  We are entering an unprecedented season of  the display of God’s power  with signs and wonders, to undergird His work of completing His purposes.  It is time to consecrate our hearts, set out from a secured position, be prepared to make sacrifices, and be ready to drink the COSTLY WINE He is about to pour out!   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 LAST WINE in abundance to sustain 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 together we shout, “Grace, Grace!” 

As the final Blood Moon makes its appearance this month, God is sounding a trumpet to awaken and to mobilize His people. We are in the time of a major shift into the fulfillment of the promises of God to posses and occupy cities and nations for God!  A time when strategies will be released to the faithful, the diligent and those prepared in wisdom. The Kingdom of Heaven is about to get very intentional about retaking the kingdoms of this earth for the Lord! The Lord of all the Earth is setting out and releasing the Armies of God to go forth with Him in Power and in the strength of His Might to complete His Will! 

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

A Tribute to My Father & My Father’s God

Irvine Alexander Robinson – Born September 28 1918, died July 17th 2015

 

Dad2I would never be able to speak about my father without speaking about my father’s God, as his life was defined by the God that he loved and served, and his life would have been a different one without the divine intervention and help of God. When we were young my father would tell us the story of the time in the early part of his life when at 7 years old he ran away hid on a train then got lost in the jungles of Honduras. Night fell and in the darkness listening to the sounds of the jungle he became terribly frightened. Suddenly he saw a small light in the distance and made his way toward it. There he found shelter, food and kindness from the people who lived in a small hut who helped him to find his way to his mother. In later years after having married my mother and having many children, he come home from a bar one night when he was arrested by God through the preaching of a street evangelist. That night he gave over control of his life to his new found heavenly Father, the One who had always loved him and had guided him to the light when he was lost at 7 years old. The Bible speaks of the Father’s great love for His children in Jeremiah 31:

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.”

The Father of Creation became my father’s God—a loving Father who pulled him up out of the miry pit, set his feet securely on the rock that is Christ, and proceeded with the process to establish him in a brand new life. At that time it was difficult for my Dad to provide for so many children, but through much prayer to the One under whose care my parents now lived, they began to see miracle after miracle in provision and a supernatural guidance that eventually established my father in Jamaica as a man of dignity and integrity as a successful business man.

Mom & dadMy father became a faithful son and servant of God all the days of his life, preaching and telling others of the Good News of his Savior—Jesus Christ. From one divine encounter on the street where he encountered God, to the very end of his life, my Father never looked back or turned away from the God who saved his life and pointed it in a new direction—one that was anchored in hope with great possibilities, just as God promises in His in His Word: “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future” (Jeremiah 29:11).

My father often referred to himself often as father Abraham as his tribe increased to 10 children, 20 grandchildren, and 22 great grandchildren. In love, the Heavenly Father also became a Father to my father’s children and the generations that were to follow, whether they have known it, acknowledged it or not as God’s Word states that He will show love to a thousand generations of those who love Him and keep His commandments, and that my father did. Just as He has promised the Heavenly Father faithfully has kept watch over our family, protecting and guiding us over the years through the daily prayers of my father and mother. This great God will keep His promises to my father to bring us safely home also.

My father loved his family and had great concern that they also would find the Light and encounter the Living God as he had. As a proud, rebellious, self-centered and selfish teenager I rejected my Father’s God, I wanted to be free and to have nothing to do with religion. I didn’t know in my ignorance that I was the one in prison to strongholds and mind-sets that controlled me that I could only be set free by the love and power of God.

My father was very concerned for me and I would find gospel tracts and literature in my purse or left around my apartment. He would also buy me Bibles that I would never read, until late one night when I was 35 years old on a night I will never forget I encountered my Father’s God and heard him speak clearly the words, “pick it up and read.” I looked over at the brand new little green bible on my side table my father had recently bought for me that I had never opened and began to wrestle with the voice as I did not want to read. But the voice was persistent and I gave in and opened the Bible to one of the Gospels and began to read. For reasons that I could not understand or explain buckets of tears began to flow from my eyes as I read the words; words that seemed to be alive and living that were jumping off the pages right into my heart. I wept and wept as I remembered the words I had learned at Sunday school where my father would drive all four of the younger children faithfully every Sunday afternoon. As I read, the words were captivating me and capturing my mind, my heart and my soul. That night, because my father never gave up in prayer for me, I encountered the Living God. Thirty five years of my father’s prayers were answered in a moment as the Holy Spirit of God found His way into my heart and made it His home.

My father’s God had become my God! And Like my father, from that initial encounter with the love of God I have never looked back, following Him closely on a journey that only He knows where it will lead and where it will end. Moses song of deliverance became my song, “The LORD is my strength and my song, and He has become my salvation; He is my God, and I will praise Him; My father’s God, and I will exalt Him.”

Like my father, who having tasted of the goodness of God, and encountering His love and faithfulness daily in a personal way, I have learned of the magnificence of His ways and the beauty of His heart, living daily under His divine protection and care, I can only say as Peter said when Jesus asked him if he wanted to turn back, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You alone have the words of eternal life.” Like my father, I will serve my God and my Father’s God all the days of my life to the very end. The thought of life with Him would be hell to me. And like my Father, one day I too will be gathered in the everlasting arms of love and brought home to live forever in the Glory of His Presence to gaze at the beauty of His face for all eternity.

Heaven is a real place, it is the Father’s home—the Kingdom of His Son. Jesus said in the bible that many will try to get in through other ways but declared that He was THE DOOR. In that famous verse He said, “I am the way, the truth and the life no one comes to the Father except through Me.” How could He make such a statement! Jesus is the Door to Heaven as He alone paid the price on the Cross to redeem us for Himself. His life is the ransom for all, so all can freely come through Him. Jesus knew my father well and loved him greatly. He took care of my father all the days of His life and now he has gone home to be with His Father in heaven for all eternity, and has joined a great company of saints; the Bible refers to as the great cloud of witnesses:

“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

Dad’s home is now the City of the living God as described in Heb 12:23: “But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, to an innumerable company of angels, to the general assembly and church of the firstborn who are registered in heaven, to God the Judge of all, to the spirits of just men made perfect, to Jesus the Mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling that speaks better things than that of Abel.

This is the face my Dad now sees: “I turned around to see the voice that was speaking to me. And when I turned I saw seven golden lampstands, and among the lampstands was someone like a son of man, dressed in a robe reaching down to his feet and with a golden sash around his chest. The hair on his head was white like wool, as white as snow, and his eyes were like blazing fire His feet were like bronze glowing in a furnace, and his voice was like the sound of rushing waters. His face was like the sun shining in all its brilliance. When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. Then he placed his right hand on me and said: “Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last. I am the Living One; I was dead, and now look, I am alive for ever and ever! Revelation 1:12-18

My father now walks with Him on streets of gold.
One day I too will see My God and my Father’s God and will walk with them.

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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!

The Coming Storms & The Day of Resurrection

The Storm

A large percentage of the words that I write have been devoted to the building of the House of God. God has put an urgency in my spirit that His House is to be made ready for two main reasons: the first, in preparation for His return and, and secondly that it would be a place of safety & protection for His people and the great harvest coming in. Many years ago the Lord gave me a vision that began my journey and gave birth to our ministry. I was standing looking up at a very large and high fortress stretching into the sky. Covering the tower were numerous doors and windows of all shapes and sizes—they were all open! As I stood staring at the tower, each one began to slam shut. At the same time, that this was taking place I could hear the distant and ominous sound of marching footsteps from an approaching army. God revealed that the fortress was His House and the gates and doors needed to be shut and sealed with the Blood of Christ in preparation for the great Day of battle approaching in the distance.

Whenever there is warning of a coming storm most people will begin to make preparations. We will ensure that we have enough food, water and supplies. As the storm approaches parents will warn children to get inside the house as they begin to ensure that the doors and windows are covered and reinforced. In the case of a Tornado it is important to stay close to something that is anchored securely. As the storm draws near voices of loving parents will get firmer, more urgent and louder to the children who are not listening. In a recent time with the Lord I heard Him clearly say, “Storms are coming!” with that sense of urgency! I then heard the Lord say clearly the words, “Walk about.” His instruction was to do a walk about as Nehemiah did. When Nehemiah arrived in Jerusalem to examine the condition of the city, after walking about and examining its gates he said:

“You see the trouble we are in: Jerusalem lies in ruins, and its gates have been burned with fire. Come, let us rebuild the wall of Jerusalem, and we will no longer be in disgrace.” I also told them about the gracious hand of my God on me and what the king had said to me. They replied, “Let us start rebuilding.” So they began this good work.” Nehemiah 2:18

As a loving Father God has concern for the well being of His children. I believe God is calling us as individuals, and as churches to do a walk about, to examine our gates and the doors providing access to the enemy. God is focusing now on relationships, and the unity that has His will at its centre, in order to rebuild the walls and repair the gates with the strength that will endure! The truth of our condition can only be known in the tests! It is in the tests that lies and deception are exposed and truth made manifest!

God has promised to shake everything that can be shaken! The purpose of the shaking is redemptive, to expose the rotten or weak foundations that people have built their lives on—that they may turn and be save! His House must be founded and built upon the rock of Jesus Christ that—a Rock that cannot be shaken. Everything that does not align with who Jesus is in Mind & Heart will not stand or remain when the dust clears.

God is the safe Place in the center of all storms! Over the last two decades of preparation He has been gently wooing us from the outer courts to come and dwell with Him in the Holy of Holies. He is now blowing a trumpet with urgency and sounding an alarm through the many tests and trials the Body has been facing—purposed to strengthen us and move us forward, encouraging us to press on into the safety of His Presence. We do not need to look at the news to know that storms are coming—the Word of God clearly reveals that there is a Day of Battle. God is looking for a generation of leaders to rise up, those who are strong in faith who do not need to be coddled anymore, as their eyes are fixed on the Lord, their foreheads like adamant stone and their countenance like that of the Lord. These are ones who know their God and will do exploits for the kingdom, who are bold and courageous and not afraid of the rebellious in the House.

“Behold, I have made your face strong against their faces, and your forehead strong against their foreheads. Like adamant stone, harder than flint, I have made your forehead; do not be afraid of them, nor be dismayed at their looks, though they are a rebellious house.” Ezekiel 3:8-9

This Headstone Generation are like David who learned, “to strengthen himself in the Lord,” in times of trouble. These ones will be strong towers who will move in the miraculous; they will comfort the weak when they are overcome by what is coming on the earth.

“See, a king will reign in righteousness and rulers will rule with justice. Each one will be like a shelter from the wind and a refuge from the storm, like streams of water in the desert and the shadow of a great rock in a thirsty land.” Isaiah 32:1

“Strengthen the feeble hands, steady the knees that give way; say to those with fearful hearts, “Be strong, do not fear; your God will come, he will come with vengeance; with divine retribution he will come to save you.” Then will the eyes of the blind be opened and the ears of the deaf unstopped.” Isa 35:3-5

The Day of Resurrection

Easter_resurrection_background-6The Lord gave me a picture once of an egg being hatched, the shell was cracking open and the chick was attempting to break free. I then saw a picture of a dark tomb. I saw that the egg represented life and the tomb represented death. I asked the Lord what this meant, Life or death, He said “Both.” The life represented the Life of Christ breaking out of a confined place, and the tomb represented the death of Christ and the cross being applied to our souls—the Word of God states that we died in Christ and we were buried with Him (Rom. 6:4). The lord then took me to the book of Matthew:

“The next day, the one after Preparation Day, the chief priests and the Pharisees went to Pilate. “Sir,” they said, “we remember that while he was still alive that deceiver said, ‘After three days I will rise again.’ So give the order for the tomb to be made secure until the third day. Otherwise, his disciples may come and steal the body and tell the people that he has been raised from the dead. This last deception will be worse than the first.” “Take a guard,” Pilate answered. “Go, make the tomb as secure as you know how.” So they went and made the tomb secure sealing the stone and setting the guard. Matthew 27:63-66:

The Lord then showed me that in the same way that the enemy was attempting to imprison Jesus in the tomb, he is attempting to seal the people of God in the place of death, by posting guards at our gates to keep us imprisoned. I asked the Lord what the gates were…He answered, “the sin that so easily besets us,” the weak areas that we each struggle with, presently affecting us and the corporate Church that is His Body.

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us…” Hebrews 12:1

Jesus’ enemies mocked Him and said, “You who are going to destroy the temple and build it in three days, save yourself!” However, there was no stone that could hold Jesus—the Head in the tomb! When the women came to the tomb an angel was sitting on the stone that was supposed to imprison Jesus! Because we are united to Christ the stones and demonic guards cannot keep His Body imprisoned either! When Jesus was raised there was an earthquake, that earthquake was the resurrection power of the Holy Spirit breaking Him out…the same resurrection power that resides in us!

YES, THERE ARE STORMS COMING, BUT THERE IS A DAY OF RESURRECTION also coming for the corporate Body of Christ! The Angelic Hosts are now being released on assignments to remove all stones, hindrances and demonic guards now challenging God’s purposes in the Body of Christ. On the third day Abraham saw the place of sacrifice—the place of the Cross (Gen. 22:4). Moses told the people of God to prepare themselves for on the third Day God would come down on in the sight of all (Ex. 19:11). “…but God raised him from the dead on the third day and caused him to be seen. (Act 10:40). In the Day of Resurrection eyes will be opened to see!

Whenever Creator God moves and shifts the world into new times and seasons, the Word reveals that His movement is accompanied by lightening and thunders and earthquakes:

“On the morning of the third day there was thunder and lightning, with a thick cloud over the mountain, and a very loud trumpet blast. Everyone in the camp trembled.” Exodus 19:16

As God moves in four major shifts in the book over Revelation we are told that there were lightenings and thunder, “And from the throne proceeded lightnings, thunderings, and voices”. Revelation 4:5, 8:5, 11:19, 16:18

The Greek word for voices is phōnē and means an address through disclosure. We are in the early part of the third Day and God is getting ready for a significant shift—an address through disclosure, marked by signs in the heavens and on the earth. God’s end-time campaign is being prepared; a line is being drawn and nations are being given the choice to align with Him. The Father is sounding the trumpet, calling His children to get into the secret place of His Presence. It is time to do a walk about to identify the weak places, to strengthen and secure them with the forgiveness of the Blood. The Blood must be on the doorposts of our hearts and our churches in the times when the Lord will Passover. As we are given eyes to see the place of Cross, we will begin see the Lord of Glory. We will rise in resurrection power for the Day of His Power! Deep darkness will cover the earth but His Glory will be seen on a people rising up like a lioness with the shout of a King among them, ready to advance the Kingdom of God!

“Go through the camp and tell the people, ‘Get your provisions ready. Three days from now you will cross the Jordan here to go in and take possession of the land the LORD your God is giving you for your own.'” Joshua 1:11

On the third day Esther put on her royal robes and stood in the inner court of the palace…” Esth. 5:1
“…but God raised him from the dead on the third day and caused him to be seen.” Act 10:40

“On the third day a wedding took place…” John 2:1

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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Faith Marie Baczko: “BRING YOUR GOLD & BUILD”

Jesus is the Pattern of the House of God and the Pattern of the New Man God has been fashioning over the centuries. Jesus is the Plumb Line that holds all things to account pertaining to Yahweh’s House. For three years on this earth Jesus worked with the Father to prepare a corporate vessel fashioned in His very likeness. On the Day of Pentecost the vessel—one hundred and twenty saints, were prepared to be filled with His Divine Life. The Holy Spirit fell and ‘Yahweh Shamah—THE LORD HE IS THERE was written over the Temple of God!

Apostles, raised up by Him were released to ensure that the blueprint remained true to the specifications of The Christ—the revealed pattern of God’s Temple. Over the following two thousand years, because of a variety of reasons, the Pattern became misunderstood and corrupted. Jesus Christ is as vast in depth as our forever expanding universe— yet every detail of the Temple of God must be true to Him, nothing is left to chance or to flesh!

“They serve at a sanctuary that is a copy and shadow of what is in heaven. This is why Moses was warned when he was about to build the tabernacle: “SEE TO IT THAT YOU MAKE EVERYTHING ACCORDING TO THE PATTERN SHOWN YOU ON THE MOUNTAIN.” Hebrews 8:5

Every detail of Christ, revealed through His first coming—the manner in which He came; the heavenly precepts and principles that He taught and lived by, the nation and culture He chose to born into—the body prepared for Him (Heb. 10:5); His death on the Cross, resurrection & ascension—were meticulously planned before the foundation of the earth, and all are vital parts to the Blueprint of the future habitation of God in corporate Man—IF WE BUILD WHAT HE BUILT, HE WILL RETURN TO FILL IT!

Over the span of History, since the time of Pentecost, key features of the blueprint were lost and are presently being restored. Much of the Blueprint that was stolen, destroyed or corrupted by Satan relates to God’s chosen nation of Israel, women in His House, the believer’s authority and the supernatural nature we have inherited in Christ to live a life characterized by sign, wonders and the miraculous.

In these last days God is working to bring the Body into a Holy Union with His Mind and His Heart—once again caught up in the momentum of His Will! As the mixture is being removed, the heavens are opening and the Body is being prepared to receive a fresh revelation of ‘The Christ’ in His Glory! God is releasing us from the captivity of the mindset of religious pride, to return to build the Headstone—the final and last phase of Yahweh’s House, blueprinted by God, prepared for Christ at His return. Religion is being stripped away as the Body prepares to mount up with wings of eagles to fly once again in the Spirit!

“For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ. If anyone builds on this foundation using gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay or straw, their work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each person’s work.” 1Corinthians 3:11-13

There is a call being sounded to Return and build a Holy place for His habitation, built according to the Plumb Line of Christ, acceptable to Him, having His fragrance, DNA, and Presence. Appearances can give an illusion of success and blessing. As is evident in the world, with a smart mind, belief in oneself and a good business sense, great things can be accomplished, but if Christ is not the beginning and end of all, our works have no eternal value!

BUILD WITH THE SILVER & GOLD YOU HAVE!

gold-513062_1280Carnal works cannot build the House of God! The only substance that can build the House of God, having continuance in eternity, is Silver & Gold tried in the Consuming Fire that is God! A new refined people of courage and fortitude like Nehemiah & Zechariah, came forth from a season of trial in captivity carrying with them God’s heart and blueprint for His House in Jerusalem. Seventy years of captivity was the fire that produced the gold required to re-build the House of God! Hidden within the account portrayed in Zechariah 6:10-15 is a revelation of the true Gold that is Christ!

“Take silver and gold from the exiles Heldai, Tobijah and Jedaiah, who have arrived from Babylon. Go the same day to the house of Josiah son of Zephaniah. Take the silver and gold and make a crown, and set it on the head of the high priest, Joshua son of Jozadak. Tell him this is what the LORD Almighty says: ‘HERE IS THE MAN WHOSE NAME IS THE BRANCH, AND HE WILL BRANCH OUT FROM HIS PLACE AND BUILD THE TEMPLE OF THE LORD. IT IS HE WHO WILL BUILD THE TEMPLE OF THE LORD, AND HE WILL BE CLOTHED WITH MAJESTY AND WILL SIT AND RULE ON HIS THRONE. And he will be a priest on his throne. And there will be harmony between the two.’ The crown will be given to Helem, Tobijah, Jedaiah and Hen son of Zephaniah as a memorial in the temple of the LORD.” Zechariah 6:10-15

The Hebrew names Heldai, Tobijah and Jedaiah mean, out of worldliness, the goodness of Yahweh, and Yahweh has known. These were three men known by God, who by His Goodness were saved out from the world! They were to take the silver and the gold brought back from the exile and take it to the House of Josiah son of ZephaniahJosiah whose name means the foundation is Yahweh, and Zephaniah whose name means Yahweh has secreted! The Israelites were to bring the Gold and silver to the house of the one whom Yahweh has secreted, into THE HOUSE WHOSE FOUNDATION IS YAHWEH!

They were instructed to use the silver and Gold to fashion a Crown and set it on the High priest Joshua, son of Jozadak. The name Joshua means Yahweh saves, and Jozadak means Yahweh has righted. Joshua is representative Jesus the Savior in whose righteousness we stand. They were then instructed to speak the Word of the Lord to him: “HERE IS THE MAN WHOSE NAME IS THE BRANCH, AND HE WILL BRANCH OUT FROM HIS PLACE AND BUILD THE TEMPLE OF THE LORD. IT IS HE WHO WILL BUILD THE TEMPLE OF THE LORD, AND HE WILL BE CLOTHED WITH MAJESTY AND WILL SIT AND RULE ON HIS THRONE.

JESUS IS THE RIGHTEOUS BRANCH WHO BRANCHES OUT FROM THE DIVINELY SECURED PLACE OF JERUSALEM TO BUILD THE HOUSE OF GOD. Christ alone, along with those who are secreted and secured in him, known by him, who are saved out from the world by the goodness of God, builds the house of God! He is our King and High Priest who brings peace and Harmony between those who are called as kings and priests in Him. The Crown of Gold wrought from the precious trials of our life is to His praise and Glory.

“In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials, that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ, whom having not seen you love. 1Peter 1:5-8

The Israelites were then instructed to put this Crown—made from the silver and Gold tried in the Fire of God’s love, and give it to Helem, Tobijah, Jedaiah and Hen son of Zephaniah to be a memorial in the House of God. Helem means to dream & recover, Tobijah and Jedaiah as said before means, the goodness of Yah and whom Yah has known, Hen means Grace and Zephaniah means Yah has secreted.

In summation, the Crown fashioned in the Fire for Christ our King, was to be kept in the House of God as a record and a reminder for those who dream the dreams of God, whom God has known and has kept secreted; that through the Grace of God and the Goodness of God, ALL WILL BE RECOVERED as these returning exiles came to understand!

“When the LORD brought back the captivity of Zion, We were like those who dream. Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing. Then they said among the nations, “The LORD has done great things for them.”… Those who sow in tears Shall reap in joy.” Psalm 126:4

It is God’s dream and His great longing that His children would attain to a level of the stature of His Son producing substance having value that lasts for eternity—substance that builds the Kingdom of God—not our kingdoms or earthly empires. Paul instructed the Church to build only on the foundation that was divinely laid in Christ. Paul’s focus was never on fame, glory or recognition for the work he accomplished…he actually said if it was approval of men he desired, he would not be a servant of God (Gal. 1:10). The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold, but people are tested by their praise. (Proverbs 27:21).

Paul’s focus was fixed on Christ—“…that I may know Him.” Paul was driven solely by the love of God. Paul’s word’s written in prison are still having impact on the world to this very day—that is Gold tried in the fire having value for eternity. Eternal Gold is produced only in the Fire that disciplines those whom God loves. Eternal Gold is the substance of faith produced in this crucible that builds the House of God. God admonishes us to seek this gold!

“I counsel you to BUY FROM ME GOLD REFINED IN THE FIRE, so you can become rich; and white clothes to wear, so you can cover your shameful nakedness; and salve to put on your eyes, so you can see. Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest and repent. Here I am! I stand at the door and knock…” Revelation 3:14-20

I believe God is now asking us, in the closing days of history: “What are you building? Bring your gold…whatever you have, and build My House! A place where I who am the God of eternity, the beginning and the end, can dwell. A Place that I can make my eternal habitation, where you will not be destroyed by the fire of My Presence, because it is built from the very essence of My Life. My House is Holy, so handle with care! Nothing outside of My Son can stand or will remain! Walk carefully before me now, be holy as I am Holy, and we will accomplish great things in the earth! Multitudes of lives will be saved! I am the Lord of the Harvest, that is My name, and that is My burning desire!”

God is now asking many, like He did Adam and Elijah, “Where are you? What are you doing here?” One was in hiding because of sin, and the other on the run because of discouragement and fear. I believe God is asking each and every one of His children at this significant moment in history, as we are about to be launched out and catapulted into the time of the summing up of all things, “Are you with Me? Are you sold out to My agenda? Are you in time with Me? Are you in line with My will?”

“But who can endure the day of his coming? Who can stand when he appears? For he will be like a refiner’s fire or a launderer’s soap. HE WILL SIT AS A REFINER AND PURIFIER OF SILVER; HE WILL PURIFY THE LEVITES AND REFINE THEM LIKE GOLD AND SILVER. Then the LORD will have men who will bring offerings in righteousness, and the offerings of Judah and Jerusalem will be acceptable to the LORD, as in days gone by, as in former years. “So I will come to put you on trial. I will be quick to testify against sorcerers, adulterers and perjurers, against those who defraud laborers of their wages, who oppress the widows and the fatherless, and deprive the foreigners among you of justice, BUT DO NOT FEAR ME,” says the LORD Almighty. Malachi 3:2-5

THE GREATER GLORY & THE DANCE OF MAHANAIM

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The Body of Christ is poised at the entrance of a volatile season of conflict in the clash of kingdoms, between darkness and THE OVERCOMING POWER OF THE LIGHT OF GOD emanating from the very Heart of the Son of God. It is an appointed time in History belonging to the Overcomers who have passed through grueling tests in God’s refining Fire, to stand as strong towers and enforcers of the Kingdom in a season of great shaking!

Behold, a king will reign in righteousness, and princes will rule with justice. A MAN WILL BE AS A HIDING PLACE FROM THE WIND, and a cover from the tempest, As rivers of water in a dry place, As the shadow of a great rock in a weary land. The eyes of those who see will not be dim, and the ears of those who hear will listen. Isaiah 32:1-3

These are ones who have learned the sublime principles and ways of Christ reflected in His obedience to the Father’s Will, His Love and Mercy for those bound by sin, humility of heart devoid of the need for recognition and praise, not given to offense, fear of man or intimidation, bold and courageous warriors of TRUTH. By surrendering their agendas and embracing the FEAR OF THE LORD, they have received wisdom! There is a pure and Holy River ALWAYS descending on the purposes of God in Christ! Agreement with darkness and disobedience to God’s Word invites dark clouds of oppression, blocking the Sun of an opened Heaven! The heavens are opened over the character and fullness of CHRIST, and are always opened over those who are submitted and united to the intentions of God…and His ways of accomplishing His purposes!Most assuredly, I say to you, hereafter you shall see HEAVEN OPEN, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man” (John 1:48-51).

THE DANCE OF MAHANAIM: The Angels are Coming!

angel-armySo Jacob went on his way, and the angels of God met him. When Jacob saw them, he said, “This is God’s camp.” And he called the name of that place Mahanaim. Genesis 32:2

Come back, come back, O Shulammite; come back, come back, that we may gaze on you! Why would you gaze on the Shulammite as on the dance of Mahanaim? Song of Songs 6:13 Amp.

The Hebrew word machanayim is defined as a dual encampment of troops, or soldiers. In the Song of Solomon, the women gaze at the Shulamite—a picture of the Bride. In her they see and prophesy of the awesome Glory of the two armies of God united in one purpose. The Dance of Mahanaim is the coming together of the Armies of God in Heaven and the Armies of God on Earth, MOVING IN UNISON—two armies with one purpose and Divine mission – to establish the Kingdom of God on earth! Jesus is the LORD of Armies! Angels are about to be released en masse to restore, to protect, to heal, to guard God’s purposes and to minister to the saints, however the Armies of Heaven are also sent to war, to defeat the enemies of God! In every battle fought in the Bible, the heavenly host was fighting alongside Israel!

In this crucial hour of history it behooves the Church to pursue understanding of the dynamics of partnering with the Heavenly Host to get the job done! In war, angels are quickly dispatched in answer to the prayers of the saints, praying in the Will of God! Humility of heart and unity of purpose allows the Armies of Heaven and the armies of Earth to act in concert to defeat the enemy. The angelic ARMIES OF HEAVEN are now being released to work with the overcoming Triumphant Reserve who wear the covering of submission to the Will of the Father and the apostolic leadership God has safely secured them to! As the Bride learns to warfare in holiness, Heaven is mobilized to fulfill her prayers!

When Daniel stumbled upon Jeremiah’s prophecy, he realized that the FULLNESS OF TIME HAD ARRIVED for the prophetic Word to be fulfilled and DANIEL BEGINS TO PRAY! Because of Daniel’s humility of heart, his prayer was clothed in the power of God, and anointed with the authority to open a prison door that had been shut for seventy years! In chapter ten, we see the heavenly response because of Daniel’s prayers, “Do not fear, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart to understand, and TO HUMBLE YOURSELF before your God, YOUR WORDS WERE HEARD; and I have come because of your words” (Daniel 10:12).

As the Overcoming Bride readies herself to march across the nations in holiness, and purity of heart, the heavenly host is mobilized and stands at attention as they wait for the Dance of Mahanaim to begin. In the same manner that THE CAPTAIN AND THE HEAVENLY HOST joined with the armies of Israel in the battle for the Promised Land, they will continue to be there for every battle fought WITHIN THE WILL OF GOD! A guarantee that victory is certain!

HEAVEN’S COMING INVASION OF EARTH

gloring comingEach major milestone in the construction of God’s Temple, (represented by each feast), was accompanied by great signs and wonders. At the time that the Foundation stone was laid at the Passover and the Cornerstone at Pentecost, THERE WAS A GREAT INVASION OF THE ANGELIC HOSTS to undergird the work! The completion of God’s work in the fullness of times surrounding the Feast of Tabernacles—the setting in of the Headstone and the release of the ‘SONS OF GOD—will also come with A GREAT INVASION OF EARTH BY THE ANGELIC HOSTS. This will be accompanied by great signs in the heavens and earth in an explosion of God’s power into the earth, as never seen before in history, “As in the days when you came out of Egypt, I WILL SHOW THEM MY WONDERS. Nations will see and be ashamed, deprived of all their power…They will come trembling out of their dens; they will turn in fear to the LORD our God and will be afraid of you” (Micah 7:15-17).

As we move forward on this great journey with God, and approach the crucial hour of completion by a way we have not walked before, it is wisdom to walk carefully and to gain understanding from past moves of the Holy Spirit in God’s unfolding plan. The move of the Holy Spirit in 1994, known as the Toronto Blessing I believe is a key to understanding of the present times. God suddenly showed up in Canada in 1994 in one of the most powerful moves of the Holy Spirit, a move that has touched millions of lives globally…the question that arises is, was this a random act of mercy, or was it unto something much greater in God’s end-time campaign?

At the height of the renewal, I was there at every opportunity, sometimes three of four times per week (except for Mondays, there were meeting every night for twelve years). Prominent in my memory is the line of continual testimonies, night after night from pastors and leaders of every nation and denomination who came dry, thirsty, burnt out and ready to give up the ministry! God came and met these men and women in extraordinary and powerful ways unique to each one! Since 1994, I have also heard thousands of testimonies of pastors, leaders, ministries and individuals who, having been mightily touched by God in Toronto, went on to birth the awesome and wonderful dreams of God that have greatly impacted the Church and the world!

At the height of the revival the lord gave me a sneak peek into a Heavenly view of Toronto. In the vision I saw the Father and a great host looking over a ledge from Heaven into Catch The Fire church. They were all intently watching and observing how the people were partaking or drinking of the River of God that was being poured out. Heaven was looking for those who were wholehearted, those who would choose God’s ways of honor, submission, obedience to the Word, kindness, love, preferring one another and perseverance. As in the story of Gideon, in Toronto, God had gathered an army to His Well to observe their hearts by the manner in which they drank! The name of the well where Gideon gathered his men, is in Hebrew, êyn chărôd, meaning EYE, OR FOUNTAIN OF TREMBLING. God gathered an army at the Well, on Atwell Drive in Toronto, strategically positioned by the Airport, for the nation’s armies to come and GATHER UNDER HIS WATCHFUL EYE…He was looking for and choosing A TRIUMPHANT VANGUARD for His end-time army! These were men and women like Daniel and Gideon that He could work with to complete His Awesome works in the last days and to train-up the next generation of leaders!

During the early part of the revival I also had a very significant dream related to this move of the Spirit. In the dream I saw myself dressed as a glorious bride in white; the train of the gown went on for miles. Within the train there were flowers and gardens of every kind representing the beauty of diversity in the Bride of Christ. I was then taken to have my hair styled, my hair was long and very curly. To my surprise John Arnott, the founder of CTF was the Hairdresser, He used a cream straightener and combed it through my hair over and over, very patiently straightening out the curls until my hair was dead straight. He then proceeded to cut my hair quite short to around the middle of my neck…and the dream ended.

I didn’t understand this dream because I had had such a struggle with unruly curls for so many years, and had recently made peace with God about it, and secondly I grew up in a very religious home and was told a woman’s hair was her glory and should not be cut short. I sought the lord for many years for the interpretation but did not receive any. Many years later I was at a conference at Catch the Fire and John Arnott was the speaker. I suddenly remembered the dream as the Lord whispered the interpretation. He said, “John Arnott is my chosen vessel to prepare my Bride, to straighten out the crooked places of religion.” In regard to cutting the hair short (hair representing Glory), the Lord then said, “IT WILL BE A SHORT WORK TO THE GLORY!” I understood this as a pun in reference to time…that this work would be accomplished in accelerated time! At that time I thought that we were in the Glory, because I had never witnessed or experienced the power of God before, but it seemed that there was a much greater Glory to come! The Lord then gave me Isaiah 40:4-5 as confirmation along with a teaching on this scripture:

“Every valley shall be exalted And every mountain and hill brought low; the crooked places shall be made straight and the rough places smooth; THE GLORY OF THE LORD SHALL BE REVEALED, And all flesh shall see it together; for the mouth of the LORD has spoken.”

2015 will complete 21 years and begin the 22nd year since the Holy Spirit landed at the little church by the Airport. 2 and 22 have always been very special numbers for me—2 means THE MATTER IS DETERMINED BY GOD, and 22 represents the fullness of authority given to David and to Christ and His people as declared in Isaiah 22:22. I believe God has attained to His heart’s desire—over these years He has been diligently at work in a people and has brought an overcoming people through the fire prepared to march in His authority across the nations of the earth in triumph TO ACCOMPLISH HIS WILL!

I believe Toronto is Mahanaim a dual camp of the Lord. I believe The Toronto Blessing was the initial Move of the Spirit in a ‘Short Work’ of preparation for the last great outpouring of Glory! THE ARMIES OF HEAVEN ARE PREPARING TO INVADE PLANET EARTH IN THE LAST GREAT INVASION to fulfill the plan of God! The long great journey of His-story is on its last leg. We have come to the season of the FULLNESS OF TIME & THE FULLNESS OF MATURITY, on the approach to THE FULLNESS OF GLORY, THE FULLNESS O THE HOLY SPIRIT, THE TIME WHEN THE FULLNESS OF THE RIVER OF GOD WILL BE POURED OUT ON THE EARTH. In God’s END GAME He is strategically preparing ‘LANDING CITIES’ for an invasion of His Heavenly Hosts all over the earth, positioned for revival—cities, and nations that are Mahanaim and connected with Jerusalem in heart. The headwaters of the River of God is Jerusalem—the seat of his Throne. At the appointed time, these ‘cities’ will be flooded with the Light of His Glory in preparation for His return. The River will be re-released as at Pentecost to flow out through the belly of His people to the nations, covering the earth with “…the glory of the lord as the waters cover the sea.”

A great and mighty wave poured in on the day of Pentecost, this wave began to ebb slowly over history. This wave is now a tidal wave, gathering out at sea in power, preparing to flood the earth. The wave that is coming will surpass what began at Pentecost and break open the doors for the LAST GREAT HARVEST to enter the Kingdom of God, ‘For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the lord as the waters cover the sea” (Habakkuk 2:14). Like Daniel who was raised up to pray a shift in History, we are called to pray in the last shift! Our commission now is and always has been the same as John the Baptist and Elijah—to prepare the way for the coming of the King in Glory.

Turn beautiful Bride of Christ…turn that we may gaze in wonder at your beauty and splendor LET THE DANCE OF MAHANAIM BEGIN!

“Who is she who looks forth as the morning, Fair as the moon, Clear as the sun, AWESOME AS AN ARMY WITH BANNERS? Songs of Songs 6:10