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“Go before Me and Prepare My Way!”

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

I am coming to Judge the Earth:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Go Before Me and Prepare My Way!”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Will the Sons of God Come Forth!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The End Game

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

THE ALTAR – The Model Church of The Future

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

THE PHENOMENAL RELEASE!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Build an Altar of My Presence:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ONE NEW MAN

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Illustration by Martha Charlton

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

One-United

Painting by Christine Peterkin

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rise up O men of God!

The Church for you doth wait,

Her strength unequal to her task

RISE UP AND MAKE HER GREAT!

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

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“YET NOW BE STRONG” – RETURN & BUILD

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When Jesus was crucified, resurrected and ascended to the throne, He laid the groundwork for His disciples to begin to build the Father a House patterned after His Mind, Heart & Life. In the early Church, the believers, who were the living stones, came together in unity to build such a House—one where the Father is worshiped in Spirit and in truth—truth that had been buried under years of error and traditions of men!

God’s plan from before the beginning of time was to dwell in and amongst a people chosen for Himself. Beginning with Abraham the Father initiated the work to prepare for Himself a House, a Place of Dwelling structured and built with the very substance of the Life of His Son Jesus. Yahweh’s House is intended to be a House of transcendent Glory, a habitation of the Godhead for all eternity; a place where God’s sons and daughters will live in His Presence, beholding the beauty of the LORD forever! This Sanctuary is a Heavenly Place, a Dominion and a Royal Kingdom, God moved to establish on Earth in preparation for His Son’s coming rule and reign on earth—A Heavenly Kingdom centered on earth in Jerusalem, “Thy Kingdom come on earth as it is in Heaven!”

Temporary dwellings were erected on Israel’s journey to the final resting Place of the Ark in Jerusalem, where Solomon was chosen as the one to build the Father’s House for the Glory of His great Name. Solomon is a picture in type of Jesus, the Son of God. This house was built from written specifications received from the Father by David, Solomon’s father, “All this,” said David, “the LORD made me understand in writing, by His hand upon me, all the works of these plans.” (1 Chron. 28:19). Over the course of time, because of sin, disobedience, and idolatry, the people of God lost the Glory—the House was destroyed and the nation was taken into captivity by their enemies for seventy years for a period of discipline. In God’s chosen appointed time, after a long season of refinement, He released His people from exile to return to His Land to rebuild His House for His Glory as a blessing to all the earth.!

buildingAs children of God, we will all find ourselves either in seasons of captivity, where the Father is refining and disciplining us in the fire of His love, or in seasons where we are released and given new opportunities to re-build the House of God according to His blueprint. The return of the exiles to Jerusalem to rebuild the temple was overshadowed by God’s favor—the miraculous nature of God’s providence, accompanied by signs and wonders! Through Daniels prayer Angel Armies were dispatched and Cyrus was raised up to release Israel to return to the land, and to support the work of building the Temple financially. Many heard the call and were obedient to return, to volunteer for the work of rebuilding the House of God, but many had become settled and chose to remain in captivity rather than take the risk into unknown territory!

The people of God have now arrived at such a time in history mirrored in the book of Haggai & Zechariah. Just as with the exiles, over time, the fire present in the early Church diminished and was replaced with religion and the idolatry of self. Complacency followed due to the desire for self comfort. Self interests—the desire to build their own houses and empires, were raised above God’s interests! Ichabod—(the Glory has departed) became written over much of the Church over history as the Glory of God lifted. THE LACK OF GOD’S GLORY HAS LED TO MUCH LACK IN THE HOUSE OF GOD! As it was then, the Father is now asking us to consider our ways:

“You have sown much, and bring in little; You eat, but do not have enough; you drink, but you are not filled with drink; you clothe yourselves, but no one is warm; And he who earns wages, earns wages to put into a bag with holes.”

Thus says the LORD of Hosts: “Consider you ways! Go up to the mountain and bring wood and build the temple, that I may take pleasure in it and be glorified,” says the LORD. “You looked for much, but indeed it came to little; and when you brought it home, I blew it away. Why?” says the LORD of Hosts. “Because of My house that is in ruins, while every one of you runs to his own house. Therefore the heavens above you withhold the dew, and the earth withholds its fruit. For I called for a drought on the land and the mountains, on the grain and the new wine and the oil, on whatever the ground brings forth, on men and livestock and on all the labor of your hands.” (Haggai 1:6-11)

The Father is now calling for a great move of repentance in the hearts of His people. He is once again sounding the call to return from the captivity brought on by a spirit of religion, pride and works of the flesh, to build the House of God ACCORDING TO THE MEASURE OF THE STATURE OF CHRIST IN THE FULLNESS OF HIS GLORY! A Holy Place aligned to the Plumb Line of Christ according to His Mind, His Heart and His ways!

He is now saying to all His people in every nation from every tribe, and especially to Israel:

“YET NOW BE STRONG…all of you people of the land, and work, for I am with you.” says the LORD of hosts, according to the word I covenanted with you when you came out of Egypt, so My spirit remains among you; do not fear!”
“FOR THUS SAYS THE LORD OF HOSTS: ‘ONCE MORE (IT IS A LITTLE WHILE) I WILL SHAKE HEAVEN AND EARTH, THE SEA AND DRY LAND; AND I WILL SHAKE ALL NATIONS, AND THEY SHALL COME TO THE DESIRE OF ALL NATIONS, AND I WILL FILL THIS TEMPLE WITH GLORY,’ SAYS THE LORD OF HOSTS. THE SILVER IS MINE, AND THE GOLD IS MINE,’ SAYS THE LORD OF HOSTS. THE GLORY OF THIS LATTER TEMPLE SHALL BE GREATER THAN THE FORMER,’ SAYS THE LORD OF HOSTS. ‘AND IN THIS PLACE I WILL GIVE PEACE,’ SAYS THE LORD OF HOSTS. Haggai 2:4-9

After a long season of refining and preparation God is now about to release His great Armies in Heaven and on Earth, in a divine coalition to defeat the powers of darkness in the Dance orchestrated by Heaven (see previous word on Angel Armies)! God is blowing the trumpet and calling the Israel of God to return with Him to complete the House of God begun in Jerusalem The call is now going out to rebuild the end-time Temple—The Headstone of the House of God—with shouts of GRACE, GRACE to it!

“AND HE SHALL BRING FORTH THE HEADSTONE WITH SHOUTINGS, CRYING, GRACE, GRACE TO IT”

God has prepared a Headstone Generation for such a time and for such a task! A generation that has ascended to union with Christ in Mind & Heart, to become a mature Man of great authority (Ephes. 4:13). When both the Tabernacle of Moses and the Temple of Solomon were completed according to God’s specifications, the Glory of God filled the Temple! The measure that the House of God is structured according to the Father’s design—whether individually or corporately—determines the measure of His Glory it will reflect. At The completion of the end-time Temple in the book of Ezekiel, God’s declaration over it is ‘Yahweh Shamah’—THE LORD, HE IS THERE!

“…the name of the city from that day shall be, ‘The LORD is there.” Ezekiel 48:35

CANADA – GOD’S CHOSEN ANCHOR RUNNER

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Over the past few weeks the Lord has been stirring my heart in regard to Canada’s destiny and a coming invasion of the angelic host. God has chosen specific nations, released to run at appointed times in History as the catalyst for the unfolding of His transcendent plan. The primary example being Israel, the nation chosen for the establishment of the Throne of God, the container of the whole counsel of God, and the centre of His administrations through whom He has moved out to take dominion of the earth.  From Jerusalem, to Judea, to Samaria the Gospel went to the ends of the earth, by way of certain Gentile nations raised up in appointed seasons. Through Rome, Christianity spread throughout Europe and on to Africa, from Constantinople to the Soviet Union; through Spain to the Americas and through Great Britain to the Commonwealth nations.  It is very important to understand that no nation can usurp the position God has ordained for Israel, or represents the Promised Land from where Jesus will rule and reign over the earth!
 
The United States of America was held in reserve and honored as a land of promise for the escape of religious persecution and to also take the Gospel to the world. God has given the United States great military power as a force to restrain evil on earth. The United States was also chosen to stand as a strong ally and friend to the nation of Israel, to support its growth, guard His purposes contained in it, and protect it from the enemies of God!  The Obama administration wavered in this God given mandate.
 
Also held in reserve for such a time, God is now set to bring forth the last catalytic nation to the forefront—Canada.  Canada has been chosen to play a significant role in the completion of God’s intentions in the last days before His return!  Canada’s mandate is not in relation to its military might but rather, God will invest this nation with spiritual might and authority to enforce key strategies and divine tactical maneuvers in His end-time campaign.
While writing this word, in reference to Canada, I heard the Lord say, “Last Runner.” In researching that phrase I discovered that the last runner in a relay race is called the ANCHOR RUNNER.  The anchor runner is responsible for preserving the lead already secured on the anchor leg or last leg of the race!
 
Canada.svgGod has prepared Canada for the glory of His Presence, as the Anchor Runner in the last leg of the Divine Journey, to lead in the work to prepare the last day sanctuary that receives Christ!  Canada will be used by God to bring forth the yet awaited revelation of the One New Man that Jesus died for, in an authentic union with Israel and with God!  Canada will become a sign and wonder to the nations as a nation that resides under the Glory, favor and blessing of God by its choice to bless Israel!  The three crowns that form the maple leaf on the Canadian flag represent God’s call and authority to release His healing to the nations. The two bars of red on either side of the leaf  represent the Blood and the double supernatural ‘Grace, Grace’ to complete the work to bring forth the Headstone—an apostolic generation raised up as the Mature Man, in a Holy union of purpose with Christ! (Zech. 4:7, Eph. 4:13).
 
The great nation of Canada is poised at the entrance of a season of great national revival! The Church of Canada must make the choice to AWAKEN AND ARISE, to triumph over the forces of darkness pressing in at its gates, with determination to overtake the nation.  It is time for Canada to arise to the Glorious destiny Almighty God has purposed for it! This Mighty move of His Spirit has been revealed to many prophetic voices dating back as far as 1776:
 
Around 1776 zealous Americans sought to persecute the British Empire Loyalists who had turned north to settle in Canada in order to remain under the British rule.  The Spirit of the Lord spoke through the prophets of the Puritan Reformers saying:  “Do not hinder these people, let them move to Canada.  Do not seek to incorporate the land of Canada into America.  I am in the independence of America from Britain, and will mightily use this country.  But Canada has been reserved by Me for the last days for a special work.” (Peter Marshall: The Light and The Glory)
 
Canada has been ordained by God FOR A SPECIAL WORK, to play a critical role in the outworking of God’s plan to unveil the Bride of Christ in preparation for union with the Bridegroom.  This nation has an ambassadorial call, to apostolic leadership, to represent God’s strategies for the closing of this age, and for the unification of the Body of Christ, in its transformation into the Bride of Christ!  In years past I have had three significant revelations from God in regard to Canada that I believe have been reserved for now.
 
PROPHETIC PERSPECTIVES
canada 2In the first vision I saw the map of North America, and as I looked at the map Canada shifted and was lifted up as a holy offering onto God.  As I continued to look, the entire nation burst into fiery red and golden flames.  As I continued to marvel at this site the nation was raised upward and became a Golden Crown.  I believe Canada is a nation where God will establish His Throne of righteousness and justice!
 
The second revelation I received came as I was leading an Intercessory prayer meeting for Canada; as we were praying, the Lord led me to Luke 14:7-11 a parable about a wedding feast:
 
So He told a parable to those who were invited, when He noted how they chose the best places, saying to them: “When you are invited by anyone to a wedding feast, do not sit down in the best place, lest one more honorable than you be invited by him; and he who invited you and him come and say to you, ‘Give place to this man,’ and then you begin with shame to take the lowest place. But when you are invited, go and sit down in the lowest place, so that when he who invited you comes he may say to you, ‘Friend, go up higher.”

The Lord then said that Canada had been faithful over the years to remain in the background in humility, that it was time for Canada to come to the forefront and take its place in the destiny of God, as He intends to show up in this nation in a mighty and momentous move!  God is now saying to Canada: “FRIEND, COME UP HIGHER, RECEIVE THE GLORY OF MY PRESENCE THAT IS COMING UPON YOU.”
 
The third revelation God gave me was through a dream:  I was on a white horse seated behind the Lord, holding on to Him.  I was wearing a Bridal dress and the train was very long and blowing in the wind as we were flying above the clouds.   We then descended through the clouds and I began to see the earth below.  We flew closer to the earth towards North America.  I then saw Canada.  We flew very quickly toward its Eastern coast line then suddenly stopped just outside of Canada.
 
We sat there looking across the nation of Canada; it was very bright, lit up with white light.  Wide beams of white light were extending up into the heavens from the entire nation, coast to coast.  I then saw a thick white cloud descending over Canada.  As I looked closer I then realized that it was not a cloud at all, but rather, thousands and thousands of angels descending upon the nation.  We stayed outside of Canada observing this; there was the sense in me, almost of urgency—more like a striving to get moving and enter the nation.   I wanted to prompt the horse and move the Lord to enter… the vision then ended.
 
As I prayed to the Lord about what this meant, and why we did not enter, I sensed that it was not yet time! That in the fullness of time HE WOULD ENTER, and when He did enter, all Canada would know it!  The white beams of light ascending to Heaven represented the intercessory prayers of the saints that have been going up through a multitude of prayer movements and Houses of Prayer, all across this nation from coast to coast.  As a result an invasion of the angelic host was being released to prepare the nation for a mighty end-time move of God!
 
Numerous nations around the earth such as Korea have heard God’s call to prayer for Canada and hundreds of thousands have been faithfully praying over the years! Many prophets and leaders have prophesied great things for Canada such as Yonggi Cho, Kenneth Copeland, Cindy Jacobs and Chuck pierce (many of these prophecies can be found on the internet).  Leaders such as David Damien—an Egyptian Christian, must be honored for answering the call to come to Canada to lay the groundwork of cleansing the land of antisemitism and prejudice, to prepare it for its Divine historic mandate!
 
Over history God has used key nations as runners to carry the baton on the Divine journey of the Ascent to Union with Christ!  As in a relay race, each runner must hand off the baton to the next runner within the assigned zone. We are now entering the zone of the Fullness of Times—the time of completion of the House of God and the summing up of all things in Christ, contained in the dynamics of the Feast of Tabernacles. This will be fulfilled in the season of Parousia—the Season of His Presence—the season of the closing of the age, when the level of His Presence will rise exponentially, culminating with His return!  It is time to bless Canada, to intercede for Canada, to cheer her on in her call to run the race well, to finish the Divine circuit and hand the baton back to Israel, as the Body—the One New Man, in a unity of purpose, work together to prepare the way for the return of the King of kings!
 
Now, my son, may the LORD be with you; and may you prosper, and build the house of the LORD your God, as He has said to you. Only may the LORD give you wisdom and understanding, and give you charge concerning Israel, that you may keep the law of the LORD your God…  Therefore arise and build the sanctuary of the LORD God, 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 22:9-14
 
In long relays, runners begin by jogging while looking back at the incoming runner and holding out a hand to receive the baton.  I believe God is saying to America, that CANADA HAS BEGUN TO RUN; she has been looking back to you over the years, receiving much treasure from you, and now, is now holding out her hand, to take her place in the race and run the Anchor Leg to the finish line!  Canada and the United States share the longest border in the world, we are friends, allies and most importantly we share a divine destiny in Christ to partner together to serve the purposes of the King.  I believe God is asking the United States and all nations to now stand with Canada and under-gird His purposes with prayer & intercession!

 

A TRIUMPHANT RESERVE

DIVINE DESTINY – Whose is it?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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FOR THE CAUSE OF ZION!

“For it is the day of the LORD’s vengeance, the year of recompense  for the cause of Zion.”  Isaiah 34:8
 
Faith BaczkoBefore the earth existed, the Godhead devised a transcendent plan to establish a place of abode for themselves; a place that would be recognized by all mankind as the centre of Heaven’s administrations on Earth.  God’s choice was Jerusalem, Israel!  The Sanctuary and dwelling of the Most High God was established in Israel, and as a consequence is known today as the Holy Land.
 
Possessing the understanding that Israel is the central factor in the unfolding of God’s end-time plan will become crucial for all the saints, especially pastors and leaders working and partnering with God to enforce and complete His purposes!  A deficiency in this understanding will become a handicap in the ability to process the movements of God.  An accurate comprehension of God’s intent through Israel provides access to keys that unlock our capacity to apprehend the fullness of His leading and direction, and the facility to be aligned with His plans in this hour!  THE WHOLE COUNSEL OF GOD—PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE SUMMED UP IN HIS SON, JESUS—IS CENTERED IN JERUSALEM!
 
“Son of man, this is the place of My throne and the place of the soles of My feet, where I will dwell in the midst of the children of Israel FOREVER.”  Ezekiel 43:7

The battles being fought in the spiritual realm—manifested on earth and presently gaining momentum—are all related directly or indirectly to Israel, this tiny piece of real estate on earth the size of New York City.  God’s plan for Israel has been contested by the powers of darkness from the outset.  Satan, the archenemy of God has fully recognized the significance of Israel to the fulfillment of the purposes of God on earth, and works incessantly to thwart God’s plan!  The battle lines are being drawn and the stage is being set for an explosive showdown!  Scripture is very clear in regard to Israel and God’s destiny for this nation, and it is also very clear that to oppose Israel is to oppose God and HIS CHOICE OF ISRAEL!
 
“Cursed be everyone who curses you, and blessed be those who bless you!”  Genesis 27:29

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

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

ASCENT TO JERUSALEM!

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

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

THE JOURNEY: PASSOVER TO TABERNACLES

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

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

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

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

CARRIERS OF THE PRESENCE

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

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

COSTLY WINE

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

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

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

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

THE BLOOD MOONS & THE PRESENCE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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SHIFTING, SHAKING & THE COMING BLOOD MOONS

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

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

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

Abundant Blessings

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

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A NEW CRUSE REQUIRED!

Faith Baczko“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 shifting into God’s appointed times and seasons in the approach to the fulfillment of all things and 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 new secured positions, that are 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 THE NEW!  In spite of this we must move into this season with great expecting, for God is now drawing out into deep waters those He has prepared, establishing them within boundaries they will occupy and take dominion!

The character and fortitude of generals and leaders are forged within the fire of conflict, YET THEY MUST RISE ABOVE TO OVERCOME AT ALL COSTS!  So it is with God’s leaders 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! He goes ahead as the Conqueror, He covers us from behind and 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.

A NEW CRUSE REQUIRED

When God’s chooses to initiate a new phase of His work, a new model is prepared to accommodate the work.  At Jesus’ first coming the Lamb was slain and the Cross became established as the foundation of the Temple of God.  With Jesus’ death on the Cross many aspects of the old model of the Temple were no longer relevant or supportive of the new direction and movement of God to embrace the nations and all mankind.

God is ever on the move, His face set toward the completion of His purposes and Divine will!  It is vital to be moving in sync with Him in His quest to complete His magnificent obsession—Jerusalem, the Holy City of God—the Bride of God!

As God now moves into the completing phase of His work to be summed up in Christ’s return, a new model or wineskin will be required to sustain the Body through the demonic onslaught released, in their hopes of preventing the Return of the King, and to bear the weight of the Glory of God descending and enveloping the Temple of God’s people!

Outside of the fundamentals, many aspects of the modern day model of the Church is founded on traditions that have become mostly ritualistic and religious form—continually going through the same motions with little evidence of the Presence and the Power of God, and having limited impact in the communities and cities it serves.  I believe many aspects of this model will change to accommodate billions from the Harvest that will be coming into the House of God, and to fashion a Bride that moves the heart of God and compels Jesus to return!

In 2 Kings 2:19 we find an analogous situation; the people of the city come to Elisha to say in effect that their city was good but the land was very unproductive due to the condition of the water.  Elisha tells them to get a NEW CRUSE (KJV) and put SALT in it!  Elisha then poured the SALT into the source of the water and the water was healed.

“The people of the city said to Elisha, “Look, our lord, this town is well situated, as you can see, but the water is bad and the land is unproductive.” “Bring me a new bowl,” he said, “and put salt in it.” So they brought it to him. Then he went out to the spring and threw the salt into it…” 2 Kings 2:19-21  NIV

THE COVENANT OF SALT

In the Bible there are three scriptures that refer to a Covenant of Salt.  In the book of Leviticus God declared that every offering was to be seasoned with salt.  In an interesting article I recently read, in reference to this Covenant, the author made the point that although the case for salt is made for its cleansing, purifying nature and one that adds flavor, God declared that everythingthe grain offerings which were not preserved by salt and the burnt offerings that were entirely consumed were also to be seasoned with salt. This indicates that there was something beyond these attributes—that are vital, that God was after!

“And every offering of your grain offering you shall season with salt; you shall not allow the salt of the covenant of your God to be lacking from your grain offering. With all your offerings you shall offer salt”. Leviticus 2:13  (emphasis mine)

With a careful look at all the references to salt in the Old and New Testament, the one attribute that becomes clearly evident in what God is after in this Covenant, is the worship of God evidenced by TRUST IN GOD!   “Don’t you know that the LORD, the God of Israel, has given the kingship of Israel to David and his descendants forever by a covenant of salt?”  2Chronicles 13:5 

David had to trust God for the truth of this Promise, and act in faith accordingly, based on the goodness and faithfulness of God!  As descendants of Jesus—the Son of David, we have been given the kingship to rule and administrate the kingdom of God!  Will we trust God as a God of His Word and step out in faith and act accordingly?

The saints of God encircle the Globe, dwelling in Cities that have great potential for good, but the water is bad—this Hebrew word means evil or good for nothing!  I believe the water of God’s Word coming from the Church contaminated with a mixture of doubt and unbelief, in a good and great God who keeps His promisesThis water is not producing God’s desired end, the land is barren and unfruitful and very little is accomplished for the Kingdom, “You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor… It is then good for nothing…”  (Matt. 5:13).  The truth of what we really believe is revealed in the trials and tests!

The Hebrew word for unproductive is shekel and also means to miscarry or suffer abortion—a phenomenon evident in the life of the Church, as many great beginnings don’t get carried through to fulfillment and we find ourselves back where we started. Could it be that there is unbelief hindering us! Are we are lacking the endurance and perseverance that comes from AN ABSOLUTE TRUST IN GOD TO TAKE US THROUGH INTO FULFILLMENT?

Elisha’s answer is to get a NEW CRUSE!  The Hebrew word for new is chadash and means: fresh, a new thing, it is from a root that means to rebuild and repairGod is fashioning and re-building a new container for His Coming Glory, one that has FRESH OIL AND PURE WATER!  It will be a NEW CRUSE that is fruitful and productive, that produces an army whose faces are fixed on the Lord and whose foundation is a trust in God that is absolute, supernatural and sublime in veneration of His Majesty!

The Covenant of Salt is the binding of one’s self—mind heart and soul—to another, in utmost loyalty, faithfulness in adversity, and devoted trust.  It is time for the world to behold the glory of God in His people! It is time for good fruit to be evident in the House of God, and it is time to prove the power and the truth of the Word of God to the world and in our daily lives! It is time now for the world to witness to glory of God as Israel did in their History:

As in the days when you came out of the land of Egypt, I WILL SHOW THEM WONDERS. The nations shall see and be ashamed of all their might; they shall put their hand over their mouth …They shall be afraid of the LORD our God, and shall fear because of You. Who is a God like You, Pardoning iniquity and passing over the transgression of the remnant of His heritage? He does not retain His anger forever, because He delights in mercy.”   Micah 7:17 NIV

As Jesus admonished, let us produce fruit in keeping with repentance and let us run with endurance the race set before us, trusting God with fierce determination!  In every sacrifice of worship we offer to God let it be purified and seasoned with the SALT OF TRUST in a God who is MIGHTY TO SAVEFor everyone will be seasoned with fire, and every sacrifice will be seasoned with salt”  (Mark 9:49). 

Faith Marie Baczko

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Faith Marie Baczko is the Director of Headstone Ministries, raised up by God to bring forth significant revelation for this momentous time of history. She is a powerful prophetic preacher, encourager, and author. She is an international speaker ministering the word of the Lord to the nations.  Her passion is to inspire others to behold the majesty of Christ, exhorting them to arise and shine to endless possibilities in Christ! Faith loves to see God’s people awakened to their divine destiny as enforcers of the Kingdom of God on earth.

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