Faith Marie Baczko

THE BIG RESET!

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Understanding Spiritual Warfare

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

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

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

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

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

Do Demons have Power?

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

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

What does Spiritual Warfare Entail?

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

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

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

Practicalities of Corporate Warfare.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Countdown Has Begun!

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Three…Two…One… Lift Off!

 

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

Exploration

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

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

The Military and Warfare

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

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

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

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

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

Communication

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

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

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

Rules & The Israel Dynamic

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

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

Women of God

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

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

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

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

STAYING IN THE PLACE OF ASCENDANCY IN 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

You’ll Never Walk Alone

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

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

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

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

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

To dream the impossible dream

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

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

BIG THINGS ARE COMING!!

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you!

The Roar of a Heavenly Invasion!

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

THE DECADE OF THE VOICE OF THE LORD!

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

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

THE VOICE OF THE LORD

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HE PUTS HIS WORDS IN YOUR MOUTH

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thousands Upon Thousands Released to Go!

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

The Breaker Shall Come!

 

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

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

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

The Breaker Must Come!

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

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

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

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

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

The Trumpets Are Sounding!

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

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

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

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

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

Don’t Discount The Small Thing!

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

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

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

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

Brokenness Sees

 

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

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

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

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

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

Brokenness Takes us Higher

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

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

I love how the Message expresses this passage:

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

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

Pride Keeps us Blind

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

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

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

“For thus says the High and Lofty One Who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: “I dwell in the high and holy place, with him who has a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones. Isaiah 57:15

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

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

God’s Corporate Family

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

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

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

“He has not observed iniquity in Jacob, nor has He seen wickedness in Israel. The LORD his God is with him, And the shout of a King is among them. God brings them out of Egypt; He has strength like a wild ox. “For there is no sorcery against Jacob, Nor any divination against Israel. It now must be said of Jacob And of Israel, ‘Oh, what God has done!’ Numbers 23:21-23

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

The High Call of God

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

THE HIGH CALLING OF GOD

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

THE POWER OF HIS RESURRECTION

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

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

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

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

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

GOD’S SUPER HEROES

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

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

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

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

SUPERNATURAL POWER

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

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

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

THE CLASH OF TWO KINGDOMS

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Occupy The Revelation!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Occupy The Revelation

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

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

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

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

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

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

Decide and Declare It

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

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

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

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

Faith That Sees

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Plot To Steal Authority

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

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

A Vanguard Army Chosen To Lead The Way

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

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

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

Her Warfare Has Ended

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Transcendent Dynamic of The Journey

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

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

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

Prophesy To The Breath!

 

On the Day of Atonement, in this time of shifting, new seasons and expectation of doors opening, I was praying and seeking the Lord regarding the dynamics of the year ahead. He showed me that with the opening of new doors certain things needed to be left behind, and in certain areas and projects new life would break forth and be carried over into the new season. There were projects I had begun that were prospering to a degree, and there were others that were prepared and ready, yet appeared to be abiding in stillness, waiting in expectation of the Breath of Life.

As I prayed, I felt I led to read the Bible and opened to Ezekiel 37:3, to where the Lord was asking Ezekiel, “Can these bones live?”  I sensed the Lord was leading me to my answer. While acknowledging and honouring Israel’s place in this passage, I felt He was asking me the question,can these bones live? His instruction to me was to Prophesy! To call for the Breath and the wind to blow on these projects!

“And He said to me, “Son of man, can these bones live?” So I answered, “O Lord GOD, You know.”Again He said to me, “Prophesy to these bones, and say to them, ‘O dry bones, hear the word of the LORD!  Thus says the Lord GOD to these bones: “Surely I will cause breath to enter into you, and you shall live.”  Ezekiel 37:3-4

I believe this is a word for many—much in the body of Christ that may seem dead is about to come alive in the power of the Holy Spirit. Resurrection power will course through the Body bringing life into all the cell structure––the cell containers of life that have been prepared and ready to host the life of Christ in fullness. God said to speak life and prophesy to them and they would live!

The Sons of Men Given Dominion!

Psalm chapter 8 tells us that with all the magnificent Glory of God’s Creation, He has given Dominion over the works of His hands, to the sons of men! We are given command of the prophetic word of the Lord in Christ and all things must, therefore, yield and obey—everything is under man’s dominion!

“…what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them? You have made them a little lower than the angels and crowned them with glory and honour. You made them rulers over the works of your hands; you put everything under their feet…” Psalm 8:4-6

In Mark 11:23 God said that we can have whatever we say.This is true in both the negative and in the positive. The question is, what are we saying?

“Have faith in God,” Jesus answered. “Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them.”

Even the earth must yield to the word of the Lord in our mouths! God began to show me that in order to speak the Word of the Lord in confidence, that I needed to have His vision;I needed to see what He was seeing and to believe it! He convicted me about words that I had been saying, words that did not line up with His vision for my life. He is asking us, “What are you seeing, and what are you focused on? Do you see My glory and success breaking forth from your life? Do you see yourself as I see you, doing the things that I have called you to do?”

God’s has qualified us for our destiny—the destiny created and prepared for us to now step into! He will never fail us, His responsibility is to ensure that we get to the finish line. Are you ready to take the risk?

God says to ask for rain in the time of rain. When it is raining, when there is an outpouring, that is the time to ask for rain! We are in the season of rain, the season of the Life and power of God breaking forth. God wants to open the floodgates over our lives. It is imperative to God that we partner with him to leave the things He wants us to leave behind, press on to call forth what is not, and to call for the Breath to come into what already is, that He wants to remain!

I believe this word is for the body of Christ, to all who have not yet seen the life Break out in their ministries to the fullness that they were believing for. God is saying to prophesy to the Breath to come, to breathe Life on the containers we have prepared to showcase His Glory in this hour.

“Then he said to me, “Prophesy to the breath; prophesy, son of man, and say to it, ‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says: Come, breath, from the four winds and breathe into these slain, that they may live.'” So I prophesied as he commanded me, and breath entered them; they came to life and stood up on their feet—a vast army.Ezekiel 37:9-10

We are now at a critical juncture in history, in the movements of God. A time when we must be closely aligned to Him, and to his movements—hearing His voice and doing His will. A vast army has been prepared in the secret place of travail, and Life is about to break in—to break us out.  The breaking in is for breaking us out!

Flood Waters Pressing Against The Church Doors

The Lord reminded me of a time many years ago; I was part of a church that had received many powerful prophetic words of a move of God from many well-known prophetic voices. It seemed that we are on the edge of something very powerful and everyone in the congregation was sensing it. It was as if the Holy Spirit was hovering and brooding over us. One of the intercessors had a powerful vision of double doors made of glass bulging inward toward the inside of the church. It was as if great flood waters were pressing against the doors and about to crash in. It was the Presence of the Lord wanting to break in—a mighty wave of His Glory pressing in on the church!

The revival never came. Revival costs!  There is a price to be paid and conditions to be met. Sacrifices placed on God’s Altar in worship. At that time, I heard the Lord say very clearly, “Give Me a sacrifice.”Sacrifice is something that costs us. As the Presence was pressing against the door of the church I felt the Lord was saying, “Give me a reason to show up.” I am not referring to the Presence of God that is always with us, I am speaking about the manifest Presence and Glory of God invading a church or territory.

Resurrection Glory breaks in on something that is dead. God wants a sacrifice! The sacrificial cost is to give Him our lives, surrendering all to him…or,it may be something in particular or someone that He is asking you to give up, something to be laid down or to give someone, it may be our time or a financial offering He may be asking for.  There is a partnering with Heaven to bring forth and release the prophetic word.

Those who have ears to hear, they will hear!

The Day of Pentecost came shortly after that vision and the Lord instructed me that we were to have a meeting, a day of worship and prayer set apart for exalting His Name. The day before I was to share this with the congregation I got laryngitis and could not speak.  I knew the Lord was saying I was to speak, and thought that he would heal my voice. I prayed and ask the Lord to heal my voice so that I could impart His heart for this day—I sensed that the day apart was to be special, that He wanted to move in a new way.

When I got up to speak I still had no voice!  I then heard the Lord say in my heart, that my lack of a voice was a sign and wonder—that He wanted to speak in a whisper! He said those who have ears to hear, they would hear!  The Lord did showed up in a powerful way that day, many were slain including children and began to speak in tongues.

It can be a fearful thing when the Lord chooses to speak in a whisper as the noise of pride, sin and the cares of life can drown out the sound of His voice. Those who are drawing aside to give Him His place will hear His voice. The Lord has been speaking loudly as the sound of a trumpet, I believe He is now about to speak in a whisper—many who have laid down their lives for His glory and have drawn close to Him will hear.

The great saints in the Bible and the great revivalists of old were men and women whose lives were lived on the altar of sacrifice. They did not love their lives onto death (Rev. 12). They gave the Lord all for His Glory and His will to be done. The anointing they carried—gained from living sacrificially, transformed whole cities, nations and communities.

Surrender is not just about getting on our knees or taking on a posture of humility. It is about the heart that bows low to the will of God in obedience to His Word—it is an inward posture of reverence. It’s about a life that loves obedience, perseveres in love and does not capitulate—a life that presses on to pursue a walk of righteousness in the face of adversity. It is revealed in the choice to keep our hearts clean and free of offense, the choice to honour when you don’t think that honour is due, the choice to yield your will when to do so feels like pain and death; the choice to go where your heart fears to go and to stand resolutely on the Truth in the face mocking.

God open our eyes to see the Presence bulging at the door of Your House, crying out, “Give me a sacrifice—a reason to break in!” This is the season of the Feast of Tabernacles—the last feast to be fulfilled by the Lord. It is a time when we give to the Lord offerings made by fire—something that costs.  The Lord said to the Laodician church, “I counsel you to buy from me gold tried in the fire.” When we give all to Him, then we may hear the voice of the Lord whisper, telling us,  “Prophesy to the Breath,” and His Life will break in and break us out into the harvest fields.

Call For The Women

This word is written for women but is an important word for all! 

A woman’s voice of authority is now being released in fullness to have impact and to affect change in the spiritual and natural realms. The muzzle has been removed from a woman’s voice to decree the word of the Lord for such a time as this! Women have suffered thousands of years of imprisonment to demonic mind-sets. In western nations however, it has been only within the last century that true freedom and equality has begun to enter the lives of women on a large scale. This has been timed and purposed by God for a few reasons.

Resident within a woman is a force unique to her, that in God’s hand becomes an effective and powerful weapon—a weapon He has kept reserved and restricted and brought out for appointed times of history.  This force is nothing but the Lion of the tribe of Judah released through the peculiar passion unique to women, depicted in Mary the mother of Jesus and Mary Magdalene.  This force when harnessed in corporate woman, and released through union and agreement, becomes an explosive dunamis power—reserved by God for this notable hour of history. I believe God has allowed women to be restricted to a degree because the force of corporate woman if unleashed before its time—before it can be harnessed, directed and controlled by God through humility, submission and obedience—could bring harm to His precious daughters and hinder His unfolding plan.

The word harness means: to bring into conditions for effective use, as in – to harness the energy of the sun, or to harness water for electricity (dictionary.com). A harness is the bridle of a horse, used to restrain the power of the horse, and train and direct its movements.  God prepares his daughters for work in the ministry of God by training them in submission and the surrender of their wills for His glory and the fulfillment of His plans.  A wild stallion trained under the loving hands of his master, learns to become one with him, understanding the whisper of his voice,  the nuances of his gentle nudges and the guidance in his movements. Through the training, a mutual love and trust between horse and Master is developed. Wildness and rebellion is harnessed by love. the stallion becomes a portrait of majesty and will surrendered in adoration.

“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with my eye. do not be like the horse or like the mule, which have no understanding, which must be harnessed with bit and bridle, else they will not come near you.” Psalm 32:8-9

God is presently removing from His daughters the bridle of  religion, ancient mind-sets against women, and the error and lies planted by the enemy. However He is bridling his daughters in a Harness named The Choice of Submitted Life—a life surrendered and yoked to him in His eternal love.

An army being prepared for the harvest fields

Everything taking place right now in every sphere, in politics, economics, weather and in society, is setting the stage for the release of the greatest harvest of souls in all of history.  All the saints of God are in preparation mode for this great event, as God does a deep cleansing work in the hearts of His people to clear it of all rebellion to His Word and to His Will.  Churches and Ministries are being re-fashioned to meet the challenges of the great influx of souls into the Kingdom as creative and innovative strategies are released from Heaven to receive and embrace them.

The release of the Harvest will affect and reform all aspects of life. The rising levels of offense, hatred and division we are seeing in the world right now is the evidence of the intensity of demonic resistance to the loss of souls they will suffer. A woman’s voice and position of authority is being now restored in its fullness to fight, to decree, to legislate in the spiritual realms and to occupy till He comes!

The training is tough and sometimes severe because the Call is so great

I understand very well the training and preparation necessary for the Call. When I first got saved 25 years ago I wore the crown of rebellion.  In the first church I became a part of—being ignorant of God’s Word and His ways—I told the Pastor in passing that I didn’t like listening to anyone, that if my father told me to do something I would do the opposite.  I am sure he was groaning loudly in spirit!  Over the years the training was intense and severe as God molded me and taught me His ways.  I could not see it, but could feel His hedge around me. I was restricted in a Holy Ghost trap and could not escape His love or His discipline.  In my rebellion to the restraints placed on me, God reminded me of the story of Helen Keller’s wild and unruly behaviour. I remembered that she was taken out to the cottage in the back to live alone with her teacher for a time of intense training. Through tears I remembered how she became a well-known author, lecturer and political activist who campaigned for women’s suffrage (Wikipedia).

I then read a little book describing the care of a shepherd for his sheep. The author described the behaviour of rebellious sheep that refused to obey its master’s voice. These sheep kept wandering off on their own, opening themselves to the attack of wolves.  After a time of grace, if the sheep continued to disobey, the shepherd would break its leg. He would then carry the sheep and hold him very close until it was healed—after the sheep would never stray again.

What does rebellion look like in the saints? It looks like the choice to stay offended, lack of love, stubbornness, control, hypocrisy, backbiting, contentiousness, unwillingness to yield and to get along, pride and arrogance, and a desire to “cast off  restraint.”  Sometimes in His incredible love, because of our hardheadedness God may have to take extreme measures to get through to us, or to allow life to teach us some hard lessons. In His great love God is always working on our behalf, for our protection and for training to be effective servants and leaders in His kingdom.

In the Bible, Jacob was known to be a deceiver who manipulated to get his own way.  In a strange encounter with God in Genesis 32:25-28, it tells us that Jacob wrestled with God all night. God touched the socket of his hip and it became out of joint.

“Now when He saw that He did not prevail against him, He touched the socket of his hip; and the socket of Jacob’s hip was out of joint as He wrestled with him. And He said, “Let Me go, for the day breaks.” But he said, “I will not let You go unless You bless me!” So He said to him, “What is your name?” He said, “Jacob.” And He said, “Your name shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel; for you have struggled with God and with men and have prevailed.”

In the struggle to surrender our very strong wills to the Lord He gives us a new name—we become Israel Prince with God! I once heard a message preached on The Limp, where the speaker admonished us to never trust anyone who didn’t walk with a limp—of course he was speaking in the spirit, of one who walks before the Lord in brokenness and humility. This is the man or woman God can trust!

We have been called to live in an hour of extremes in the world, a volatile season in which God is requiring us to come forth in maturity. This means we must give up the fight, stop resisting God and His Word, and begin to resist the devil through a life of holiness, “I am Almighty God; walk before Me and be blameless” (Gen. 17:1). God has deposited a great treasure in each one who belongs to him. It is now time for that treasure to come forth and shine!

Giving Birth To The Mighty Thing!

God has been speaking to me recently through the picture of an elephant’s pregnancy. God got my attention when within one week I encountered the message of the elephant three times.  A story was posted on social media in which a dog was comparing his pregnancy to an elephant’s.  The dog became pregnant and gave birth many times, while the elephant did not. Finally, the dog asks the elephant why she wasn’t giving birth? To which the elephant replied, “There is something I want you to understand. What I am carrying is not a puppy but an elephant. I only give birth to one in two years. When my baby hits the ground, the earth feels it. When my baby crosses the road human beings stop and watch in admiration, what I carry draws attention.  What I am carrying is mighty and great!”

God, has impregnated his Body with His Son—He is the Lion of Judah, not an elephant or a human.  God has been patiently waiting for the day when His Bride would be ready to give birth.  When this Lion hits the ground, the earth will shake!  Nations will stop to look and behold. The world will turn to see this great thing covered in the Shekinah Glory of God!  What the Body of Christ is carrying is Mighty and Great!  This birth will not happen until God gives the word, until He sees a Body free of rebellion and personal agenda, until He sees the surrendered will laid down before him as a gift—then He will announce the word and a multitude of women will deliver it:

“The Lord announces the word, and the women who proclaim it are a mighty throng: “Kings and armies flee in haste; the women at home divide the plunder. Even while you sleep among the sheep pens, the wings of my dove are sheathed with silver, its feathers with shining gold…The chariots of God are tens of thousands and thousands of thousands; the Lord has come from Sinai into his sanctuary.”

Of course, this is the heritage of all sons and daughters, this message is true for both, but this word is highlighting the daughters of God for a present move underway. God is sounding a trumpet for His daughters to come forth in the Spirit of humility and a surrendered life to birth His Son in the earth—let the earth tremble at the Presence of the Lord!

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(There was no author given for the anecdote of the elephant, and I pray  that whoever wrote it and sees this word is blessed by it.)

A Rising Called For!

At this momentous hour of history, the people of God are poised at a crossroads where we are being called to make significant and possibly tough choices having the potential to shape the future. We have been positioned in the doorway of destiny, the door of beginnings and of endings…of things being wrapped up in our lives, doors closing, and loose ends tied—a season being completed.  As the door closes behind us w stand in anticipation of an era of strength now opening up before us, a time of purpose released, of destiny called forth into fruition.  This is the time to stake your ground, set your face with resolve to build and finish well, in an hour of great possibilities, a time of maturity realized, graced with wisdom and understanding. A Rising!

I have been hearing certain words resounding in my spirit of late—two of which are RISE and RISING. When checking the definitions of words, I will usually receive more revelation from the Lord. Rising means: going up, increasing, or going upward; advancing to maturity or high standing; approaching a higher level, or grade.  To Increase, to get up from a lying position, be restored to life, move to a higher position.  These definitions all represent this notable hour and the Lord’s work in a people completed for Glory.

There is a rising coming for the Body of Christ—a rising within Him, in His ways, in His love; rising up to be free in Christ. Rising up in the Glory of the Son. A Rising can also mean a revolution or revolt—it is time to rise up and push back the powers of darkness trying to encroach and violate our lives!

SO MAY ALL YOUR ENEMIES PERISH, LORD! BUT MAY ALL WHO LOVE YOU BE LIKE THE SUN WHEN IT RISES IN ITS STRENGTH.” Judges 5:31

We are being called to rise up like Deborah and take our place in history, to rise up like Jael and seize the day, to rise to the occasion that is presenting for which we were created.  Rise to believe that you can overcome, because much greater is He that lives in you, the One He who has overcome the world—than the one who is under your feet! The force that is holding the world together lives inside of us!  With the grasping of this truth comes the revelation that nothing is or can be impossible to those who believe in Him

An Apostolic Thrust

Another word that has taken hold in my mind is the word thrust. Thrust means: to push something or someone suddenly or violently in the specified direction:  to move or advance; the propulsive force of a jet or rocket.

Recently I heard the Lord say I am calling for an APOSTOLIC RISING and an APOSTOLIC THRUST!  The silver trumpet that calls for the leaders to take their place, to be ready, is resounding loudly with a clear sound. The days of preparation are being wrapped up as our harvest has come.  There is an apostolic arising taking place in the power of the Holy Spirit. After death comes resurrection. There are a people hearing the sound and are rising, coming out of graves where strongholds and circumstances have kept them bound.  The cry of the Lord can be heard, “Be loosed and arise to life, to the upward call in Christ.”  People are coming out of the crucible of Fire prepared as agents of transformation.

God is saying that this is the time to make your voice heard!  Esther 4:14 is a passage in scripture that I am very familiar with that I have spoken and written on many times, I was therefore very surprised when I read it recently and saw the words: “For if you are silent…” as if I had never seen them. I felt the Lord saying that this was not a time to be silent, this was an hour to make our voices heard, to be very courageous and bold (with wisdom).  God is listening, He desires to hear our courageous voices proclaiming His Word, that we become living testaments of His truth.:

YOU WHO DWELL IN THE GARDENS, THE COMPANIONS LISTEN FOR YOUR VOICE— LET ME HEAR IT!” SONGS 8:13

It is time to speak, to shout and let our voices be heard.  It is time to LIVE, but to live as one who has perished who does not love their lives so much as to be afraid of death (Rev. 12).  Dead men don’t fear, dead men don’t get offended; dead men become fully alive in Christ!  Jesus said that if we were willing to lose our life we would gain it!

Get your containers of Glory ready!

We have been given a window of time to run a race of strength. It is time to run with all our might, time to live, time to speak, time to write if you are called to write; time to start that business, time to sing that song, paint that masterpiece. It is time to truly live like we have never lived before. Time for our God-ordained container representing our life’s vision and call to come forth. There are many unique containers, designed specifically to fit our portion of the harvest.

Ask God what is your container, what is its structure, its dynamics, its purpose in the harvest.  God is trying to break through our old mindsets to conform and transform us to see and understand in new ways, to have the renewed mind of Christ to meet the challenges of the harvest with innovative and creative containers of Glory. He is shaking things that are stagnant and old that cannot serve Him in this distinctive hour.

A container is a vessel created for the transportation of goods—your particular goods reflecting your light that has come (Is. 60:1).  A container can be a stationary vessel, or it can be adapted to many modes of transportation—road, sea, air or cyberspace. Your container is both you and the framework or mode through which your particular goods are delivered. You are a container of God’s Glory carrying the treasures, goods and supplies of the kingdom to a parched earth.   You are an exceptional vessel, with a specialized call and a matchless container God has fashioned just for you.  Let your Light shine, let your container fulfil its call in preparing the Highway for our God!

“Listen! It’s the voice of someone shouting, “Clear the way through the wilderness for the LORD! Make a straight highway through the wasteland for our God!”  Isaiah 40:3 NLT

I AM READY, ARE YOU?

 

We have definitely come to the end of season of preparation and completion in our character and our faith, and the launch into a very far-reaching and momentous race set before us!  2018 began for me with great anticipation an expectation in my heart of things about to explode and great and effective doors have begun to open to reach into the harvest fields—as I shared in my last word, the season of wine and unending oil has begun.

For the first week and a half of January I kept seeing the number 111 everywhere especially on 1/11/18; I knew it meant transition and did not think too much about it.  The following day I drove to Detroit with a friend through a terrible storm to see Chuck Pierce at Barbara Yoder’s church – Shekinah.  On the way there we began talking about the number 111 and how we had both been seeing this number!  When we arrived in Detroit we tried to sort out some room issues we had at the Hotel where we were staying. The receptionist quickly straightened it out and put us in a new room, which of course was room 111.  I was extremely moved by this as I was certain that God was saying something specific for the moment!

I began to pray and ask the Lord, what else He trying to say to me besides transition, He immediately took me to Jeremiah 1:11, a chapter I knew very well. As I read the question God asked Jeremiah in 1:11, “Jeremiah, what do you see?” And Jeremiah said, “I see a branch of an almond tree.” I knew the answer that was coming in 1:12, “…I AM READY TO PERFORM MY WORD.”   God kept showing me 111 on 1/11/18 and revealed His answer to me in Jeremiah 1:12 on 1/12/18—we have now moved from 11 to 12, from transition to moving out in the power of God’s authority to establish His government on Earth, God is so precious!

In the commentary beside this passage of Scripture it said, “The Almond tree in Hebrew is the wakeful tree. It awakes from the winter sleep earlier than others, flowering in January and fruiting in March. It indicated the swiftness of God’s movement!”  I then opened my Daytimer and the title on the first page jumped out at me which said—ITS ABOUT TIME! I felt this was also a play on words meaning, IT HAS BEEN A LONG TIME COMING, but also that it was happening in GOD’S TIMING—which was now!  Of course, I knew the conference would be spectacular which it was!

In the last word I wrote I spoke about the scripture Matthew 21:2-3, with the focus on verse 2 that God was now untying and loosing His people into freedom but more importantly into the fullness of their Call:

“Go into the village opposite you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her. Loose them and bring them to Me.  And if anyone says anything to you, you shall say, ‘The Lord has need of them,’ and immediately he will send them.” Matthew 21:2-3 

Since writing that word God has been emphasizing to me His words, “I HAVE NEED OF THEM,” in verse 3.

The word need in the Greek is chreia and means: employment, demand, require.  THE OCCASION HAD ARRIVED FOR EMPLOYMENT AND INDUCTION INTO THE KING’S SERVICE.  Jesus knew exactly where to find the vehicles that were reserved especially for carrying Him, where they were being prepared for this notable occasion.  With the authority of a King Jesus demanded that they be released and sent for the work they were created to do and ready to perform—they were immediately released!

The donkey and the colt were chosen for the ceremonious, lofty and monumental task of carrying the King of kings—His choice on which to ride into His destiny!

“For we are His workmanship [His own master work, a work of art], created in Christ Jesus [reborn from above—spiritually transformed, renewed, ready to be used] for good works, which God prepared [for us] beforehand [taking paths which He set], so that we would walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us].” Ephesians 2:10

We were created to fulfill the purposes and desire of God’s heart!  He has ordained a specific work, hand-crafted and specifically tailored for each one of us to do.  A work that can only be accomplished in His power and at His appointed time.  I believe that in 2018 a great multitude will be released into their Royal Call in the service of the King of Majesty!

 “I AM READY TO PERFORM MY WORD? IT’S ABOUT TIME!”

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The Finisher Will Finish it!

I heard the Lord say, “I am the Finisher and I will finish what I have begun! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the last, the One who goes before to prepare your way in order that you may prepare Mine!”  God is the perfector of our souls! The Holy Spirit who does marvelous and magnificent work has fashioned an awesome army of lovers of God, in union with Him in mind and heart, and in His passion to see billions of precious souls come into the family of God.

“Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and FINISHER of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” Hebrews 12:1-2

Recently I was in a prayer meeting and wanted to share the scripture about the woman who was sick with an infirmity, but I was confusing it with another scripture about another woman, I asked the Lord where the scripture was so that I could check it, and He said Luke 18. This was the scripture about the persistent widow; the passage of the woman with the infirmity was Luke 13:11. This woman was sick for 18 years, Jesus spoke the words of freedom to her and said, “Woman you are loosed.”  The persistent widow in Luke 18 was crying out for justice day and night; regarding this parable Jesus said, “Will God not avenge His own elect that cry out to Him?”  He then confronts all with the question that when He comes WILL HE FIND FAITH?

The Lord showed me that 2018 is a season of the release of GREAT FAITH, that 8 represents a new beginning and 18 represents the completion and finishing of faith.  Jesus is the Author and the Finisher of our Faith!  One of the root words of the word finish is teleios which means growth in mental or moral character; completeness: – of full age, man, perfect. God has been working over the last season to perfect us in character, in wisdom and discernment, but most importantly He is perfecting us and completing us in LOVE!  The Finisher is finishing the work of cleansing our hearts and our history of iniquity, to release us to run a race of strength where we will not stumble or be shaken!

A friend of mine recently shared with me that the Lord spoke to her and told her that she was carrying a spirit of regret; when she said that, it also resonated in my spirit.  I spent some time in prayer one morning and realized I was carrying this same spirit.  There was so much in my life that I regretted, things I have said to hurt others and things I have done that I am not proud of…before I became a Christian and even after. I was broken before the Father and truly sought His forgiveness, and asked him to set me free from this spirit.  I sensed His forgiveness but heard him say, “You must now forgive yourself.” I realized this was true as I still did not feel free. I spoke to myself, to my spirit and soul and forgave myself.  At that point I experienced a true freedom of conscience and I saw in my mind a picture of an old door, around its edges were painted red in the Blood of Jesus and written across it was the words FORGIVEN!  This door represented the door to my past, a door God had sealed shut with the Blood of Jesus. Freedom in Christ is amazing!

The doors to the past must be closed with no lingering regret! We cannot move into the new carrying old baggage and the heavy burdens of the past. FORGIVENESS IS THE KEY TO FREEDOM for our souls and for the infirmity in our bodies. Overcomers are now arising in the power of God, and the gates of hades have no power over such ones!

God is now opening a great door for the saints to break free into their future and their destiny, “For a great and effective door has opened to me, and there are many adversaries (1Cor. 16:9). These are Divine anointed double doors into the Harvest fields, yet we are warned—there are many adversaries, hence the years of preparation and the deep cleansing work to rid us of any potential legal holds the enemy has over us!  God is untying us from all legal entanglements of the past that He may ride in on us to the nations of the world, in every sphere and arena of the social order.

At the time of His entrance into Jerusalem Jesus tells the disciples to go and get him a specific donkey and colt that were prepared for Him for that moment in time:

“Go into the village opposite you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her. LOOSE THEM AND BRING THEM TO ME. And if anyone says anything to you, you shall say, ‘The Lord has need of them,’ and immediately he will send them.” All this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying: “TELL THE DAUGHTER OF ZION, ‘BEHOLD, YOUR KING IS COMING TO YOU, LOWLY, AND SITTING ON A DONKEY, A COLT, THE FOAL OF A DONKEY.’ ” Matthew 21:2-5

The Lord is trumpeting over His Body right now, a command to His Angel Armies, “Loose them and bring them to Me! Untie their ministry, untie their destiny, untie their bodies and their health, untie their finances, untie relationships locked in battle, untie their families and children, untie their chains to addictions, untie their hopes and dreams imprisoned by hopelessness and discouragement, untie their feet entangled in the muck and mire of the world, untie them to run their course ordained before time.

God is saying, “GET READY TO RIDE! I am going to ride in on you, in you and with you!”

The New Wine, The Oil & Donald Trump

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“I AM TYING THE NOOSE” A New Day is Dawning!

Recently I was praying about the political moves presently being launched against President Trump when I heard the Lord say, “I am tying the noose!”  This thought stayed with me throughout the day until I began to question what the expression actually meant.  I believe God was leading me into a revelation by giving me a Holy Ghost push to investigate.  The saying has a few meanings, but the one God landed on was, to set a trap, to ensnare!  I sensed that God was saying in this that He had things under control and a plan was in the works!  Our God is omnipotent and omniscient! He knows exactly where the hidden secrets lie and is a master at exposing deception.  The things that are unfolding in the political realm right now are all pieces of the noose forming and working to entrap the enemy in his own schemes—a move that will ultimately release a wave of righteousness in the greatest Awakening of all times!

As I pondered this God led me to the story of Queen Esther, the Bride who had gained the ear of the King.  Because Mordecai, Esther’s uncle refused to bow to Haman—an evil ruler possessed by the devil—he conceived a plot to annihilate all the people of God, and sent out a decree for their destruction. However, God had a plan! God prepared a raised-up Mordecai and Esther, two servants who did not “…count their lives unto death,” who were willing to perish for the sake of the kingdom and knew how to fast and pray!

Haman’s rage against Mordecai for his refusal to bow inspired him to take action to destroy him; his plan: “…Let a gallows be made, fifty cubits high, and in the morning suggest to the king that Mordecai be hanged on it…”   In the story God caused a series of events to take place that saw Haman hanged on the very same gallows that he had prepared for Mordecai “SO THEY HANGED HAMAN ON THE GALLOWS THAT HE HAD PREPARED FOR MORDECAI” (7:10).  I believe that President Trump will be fully vindicated in God’s timing!

The number eight represents a new beginning or the beginning of a new season. We have now entered the Jewish year 5778 and are about to enter the year 2018 on the Gregorian calendar—a year where we shift into a new dynamic of kingdom realities!  This will be the year where the people of God drive back the forces of darkness and destroy their evil agenda to limit the kingdom of God our King. The Lion of Judah is arising with an army having the faces of lions—AN ARMY THAT WILL STEP FORWARD WITH COURAGE AND BOLDNESS TO POSSESS THE GATES OF THEIR ENEMIES!

We have entered the era of the intercessor, ones who has persevered in faith and in faithfulness—you have gained the King’s attention!  The Lord said that He is about to give His signet ring to many and crown them with great authority to usher in the DAY OF RECKONING, awakening and reformation—a new day of freedom from the darkness of oppression that has gripped many.  In order to understand what He meant I checked the word reckoning and it means: to settle accounts, an accounting for things received or done. God is about to settle accounts with the enemy for the things he has done, and vindicate His people!

“And the king held out the golden scepter toward Esther. So Esther arose and stood before the king, and said, “If it pleases the king, and if I have found favor in his sight and the thing seems right to the king and I am pleasing in his eyes, let it be written to revoke the letters devised by Haman, the son of Hammedatha the Agagite, which he wrote to annihilate the Jews who are in all the king’s provinces…”

God’s army will be given keys to unlock prison doors to those who are bound and without hope, to give them beauty for ashes. Those marked for destruction will be receive new names and be marked for Life and for Glory!  God is once again laying foundations that will undergird His purposes to unlock the Gates of righteousness for the King of Glory to enter!  The next age will be an era of Holy Spirit enlightenment in all spheres of society.

Much can be gleaned from the book of Esther, but Esther chapter 8, and especially verse 8, is noteworthy for all the people of God for this hour!  And as the United States of America was raised up as a light to other nations, chapter 8 is particularly pointed for the present administration.

Then King Ahasuerus said to Queen Esther and Mordecai the Jew, “Indeed, I have given Esther the house of Haman, and they have hanged him on the gallows because he tried to lay his hand on the Jews.  ESTHER 8:8 – “YOU YOURSELVES WRITE A DECREE CONCERNING THE JEWS, AS YOU PLEASE, IN THE KING’S NAME, AND SEAL IT WITH THE KING’S SIGNET RING; FOR WHATEVER IS WRITTEN IN THE KING’S NAME AND SEALED WITH THE KING’S SIGNET RING NO ONE CAN REVOKE.”

There is a Holy movement now underway that will see the people of God established in the unction to move in their kingly anointing, and to decree the Word of the Lord with authority and power.

I believe that God is saying to His people to GET READY FOR THE BREAKOUT! THINGS ARE ABOUT TO TURN AROUND.  This is not a time to be dull or complacent, it is a time to become the Elijah generation chosen for such a time as this, to gird up our loins to run the race of a lifetime!

“Then it came to pass the seventh time, that he said, “There is a cloud, as small as a man’s hand, rising out of the sea!” So he said, “Go up, say to Ahab, ‘Prepare your chariot, and go down before the rain stops you.’ ” Now it happened in the meantime that the sky became black with clouds and wind, and there was a heavy rain. So Ahab rode away and went to Jezreel. THEN THE HAND OF THE LORD CAME UPON ELIJAH; AND HE GIRDED UP HIS LOINS AND RAN AHEAD OF AHAB…”  1Kings 18:44-46 

Elijah told his servant to go again when nothing was seen—after seven tries a new season was about to begin!    Sometimes things can seem very hopeless, and we are not able to see any light at the end of the tunnel, UNTIL GOD MOVES to change everything! This occurred in past awakenings, where whole societies were transformed by one move of God!  The Lights went on and the darkness could not remain!  Under the faithful service of Esther and Mordecai the fate of a people was radically changed, night turned to day and mourning into great joy!

“SO MORDECAI WENT OUT FROM THE PRESENCE OF THE KING IN ROYAL APPAREL OF BLUE AND WHITE, WITH A GREAT CROWN OF GOLD AND A GARMENT OF FINE LINEN AND PURPLE; AND THE CITY OF SHUSHAN REJOICED AND WAS GLAD. THE JEWS HAD LIGHT AND GLADNESS, JOY AND HONOR. AND IN EVERY PROVINCE AND CITY, WHEREVER THE KING’S COMMAND AND DECREE CAME, THE JEWS HAD JOY AND GLADNESS, A FEAST AND A HOLIDAY. THEN MANY OF THE PEOPLE OF THE LAND BECAME JEWS, BECAUSE FEAR OF THE JEWS FELL UPON THEM. 15-17

Eight will mark the beginning of a new era of awakenings and revival, Light and Joy!  Don’t give in to doubt and fear; if you can’t see it, just begin to decree it and faith will begin to arise!  Decree it daily until you begin to see it with eyes of faith! God holds the steps of the journey from its beginning to its completion, He has the power to create doors where doors do not presently exist—nothing is impossible with Him!  It is time to get ready for active duty, the Ship is changing course and turning around! I heard the Lord say, “Tell the armies of the Lord to arise, stand on your feet and be ready!”

“A copy of the document was to be issued as a decree in every province and published for all people, SO THAT THE JEWS WOULD BE READY ON THAT DAY TO AVENGE THEMSELVES ON THEIR ENEMIES. Esther 8:13

Keys to Transform Your World!

Prophecy, possesses the ability to stir the spirit and raise expectations of experiencing and seeing the Hand of God move in our lives and in the world! Yet many have collected personal prophecies for years and not seen their fulfillment. Having a heart of continual expectation with little evidence of fruit, can sometimes lead to disappointment, discouragement and cynicism. It is important to have understanding of the keys and tools God provides for receiving the abundant life He promises in His Word. There may be the belief that we are waiting on God to move and we get frustrated in the wait; and yes, there is a timing factor involved, however, God’s appointed time to step into the Promised Land of dreams is scheduled to coincide with our arrival at the Gate named Fullness of Maturity! God is waiting for us to grow up, to become the leaders of transformation He has prepared for a new age of authority. These are Leaders of character, supernatural insight, having the unction to be the revelation of Christ, and release the deposit of His Life He has placed inside each one.

The video below contains some keys that with application will become the springboard that launches the revelation and rich deposit of Christ in you—the hope of Glory!

 

God’s Armada is Now Moving Out to Sea!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lessons of the Carpathia and The Coming Release of Glory!

 

Many years ago, I had a significant dream that has since stayed with me, as I have known that this dream was for a season in time reserved by God.  In the dream, I saw the proud Titanic ship heading out on its course. Directly in its path stood a giant white Rock, jutting upwards from the sea into the sky.  In the arrogance of its power, strength and majesty, the need for sufficient lifeboats was neglected as it was said that the Titanic could not sink.  The Titanic collided with the Rock and began to sink as many flailed about in the water desperate for help.  The Lord began to reveal many lessons from this incident. The Titanic represented the proud religion of the mainstream traditional Church, deceived by its own power and might into believing it could never fall. It did not understanding that it was accountable to Christ and was on a collision course with The Rock that is Christ, standing in His Holiness directly in its path, with which it would one day collide.

As Christians, we find ourselves in this present time facing and onslaught of demonic winds, blowing with increasing hurricane strength against the Word of God, righteousness and the principles of God—and those who stand for it. The mainstream church in this hour is precariously teetering on the edge of the cliff into secularism and hedonism, as it dangerously drifts from the foundation of the Word of God, wavering on the sure principles of God.

“Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’ “Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock. “But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall.” Matthew 7:22-27

There is a clear line drawn by God between good and evil, sin and righteousness, Life and death. For Leaders delegated with the sacred trust of shepherding and protecting God’s people, there can be no grey areas, the Word of God is clear, if you are not on God’s side representing His Word and His Kingdom, you are actually working against Him!  God in His wisdom, mercy and longsuffering has not moved against the much iniquity, corruption and deception in the mainstream church over the years. I believe this has been partly to maintain Christianity’s reputation as a beacon of light set on a hill, as a hope for the world. However, I do believe when those that are called the church, choose to no longer maintain that Light, begins to emulate the world, drift into strange doctrines and gross darkness, it is headed for an encounter with The Rock.

“Anyone who isn’t with Me opposes Me, and anyone who isn’t working with Me is actually working against Me.” Matthew 12:30 

When satan attempts to invade the Bride of Christ with satanic doctrines under the guise of ‘inclusion’ and ‘progressive ideology’ snatching young lives, stealing the futures of little children, and having the potential to destroy an entire generation—God will act, it is only a matter of time!  God waited four hundred years to the time when iniquity had reached its fullness, before He moved to take out His chosen people (Gen 15:13). When the leadership of God’s Church begins to cave under the pressure and onslaught of the world’s satanic agenda and begins to endorse and give its approval to such things as gay marriage, encouraging five-year-old children to embrace transgenderism (that the American College of Pediatricians has labeled child abuse), that church or denomination needs to beware as Jesus said:

“If anyone causes one of these little ones—those who believe in me—to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea. Woe to the world because of the things that cause people to stumble! Such things must come, but woe to the person through whom they come!”  Matthew 18:6-7 

Unfortunately, these are the times we are living in! Some churches and large denominations are beginning to cave, falling into the traps of deception. However, out of the rubble of its collision with Christ, the Bride—the true Church will arise in Glory! IN THE TIME OF GROSS DARKNESS, THE TRUE CHURCH OF GOD WILL BEGIN TO SHINE! Isaiah 60: 1-2 is a passage that is quoted a lot these days and one that most Christians know very well.   But a few questions do arise out of this passage with close examination, such as: Who is going to shine? Is it the mainstream Church as it is now stands? And what does it mean to shine? What is gross darkness?

“Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the LORD is risen upon you. For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, And deep darkness the people; But the LORD will arise over you, And His glory will be seen upon you. The Gentiles shall come to your light, And kings to the brightness of your rising.”

This passage is actually an address to Israel, but it speak also to all true children of God. The season that we are now entering, marked by Rosh Hashanah 5778 and the blowing of Trumpets, will be a Day that demands that a courageous people arise, who fearlessly take a stand for Christ and hold to the Word of God—regardless of the cost! These are the ones spoken of in Daniel who know their God and do exploits in His name!  Amidst gross darkness covering the Earth they shine with the glory of God that rests upon them.  The Hebrew word for shine in this passage also mean to SET ON FIRE and the word for risen upon you means to irradiate and SHOOT FORTH BEAMS OF HIS GLORY.  The saints of God who will not compromise with the world’s standards, will arise as a Glorious Army set on fire with passion for their God, radiant with His Glory. They are SERVANTS of the Living God! Serving His purposes to establish His Dominion on Earth, carrying His Heart for the children and the lost. They will work closely with Him to gather His harvest and those floundering in despair in the waters of doubt and disillusionment, as the counterfeit ship of mainstream christianity begins to sink under the waves of its pride and deception.

The true Church of God is being made ready and prepared to save and rescue these precious ones. God loves the sinner and calls us to lay down our lives for them, not to endorse the sin! With the sinking of the Titanic there were not enough Life boats for the great number of people on board the ship; the Lord revealed to me that the Life boats represented local churches, house churches and small groups. These were saints prepared in advance, who had counted the cost, were willing to make sacrifices, were fashioned to scoop up the lost in arms of love, and nourish them back to Life with the water of His true Word. I was sharing my dream of the Titanic with a pastor friend who revealed that his grandmother and her family were on the RMS Carpathia—the ship prepared by God to rescue the people of the Titanic.  What He shared was astounding! This is his grandmother’s account:

On the night of April 15, 1912, those first-class passengers were invited to and enjoying the Captain’s banquet.  Fine food of the day, music and gaiety pervaded the banquet hall.  In the middle of the meal a message was delivered to the Captain at his table.  His countenance became serious and immediately he ordered the banquet to end and for all passengers to immediately return to their cabins and stay there.  No explanation was given for this. Obediently and without question, the Captain’s orders were followed.  All passengers, including grandmother’s family, were locked in their cabin.  Before long, all the lights on the ship went out.  Soon the cabin became extremely cold as the heat was turned off.  Only a thin wall of steel came between the family and the frigid North Atlantic.  Huddled together and wrapped in blankets, the family tried to stay warm and sleep in the darkness of their small locked cabin.  In the early hours of the morning, and before sunrise, the sound of the engines stopped.  Hours later, the crew unlocked the cabins for all the passengers and they were allowed to come up on deck.  Grandma remembered vividly crying and wailing as she had never heard before.  As she came on deck with her family she saw many people, mostly women and some children, all wrapped in blankets and wailing uncontrollably.  These were the 705 survivors from the lifeboats of the Titanic.  Another 1,523 souls perished in the frigid waters.  Suddenly the passengers of the Carpathia understood why the banquet and gaiety had stopped.  They understood why they endured the cold and the dark.  The wise Captain of the Carpathia realized that it was not a time for feasting but for rescue.  All hands were needed on deck and could not be distracted with other duties.  Steam from the boilers must be routed from electrical generators and heating plants so that every bit of power could go to the engines to propel the ship to the sight of the tragedy.  Souls were in peril.

Pastor Ricke Harris is now stationed in Guam with His wife Cathy: We could draw some parallels to our Christian life in all of this.  Which one of us would not want to stay at the Captain’s table and enjoy the banquet of the good things of God.  Yet, while many are content only to enjoy the feast, there are soul’s in peril. Flesh would rather only enjoy the banquet table rather than feel the heart of the Captain and man the lifeboats for the rescue.  The harvest is great, but the laborers are few.  Let us labor while it is yet day, for the night comes when no man can work.  Father, give us grace to deny ourselves, take up our cross, and enter the rescue.  The souls of men and women are in peril.

Revelation chapter 12 prophecies the birth a Man Child (KJV), the Greek word used in this passage depicts a mature son, not a baby. This Man Child represents the coming forth onto the world stage of a company of mature saints and leaders fashioned in fire in union with Christ, for such a time as this! The world is about to experience Isaiah 60 and the appearance of the Man Child is purposed to coincide with the need of this hour.  Yes, the world is experiencing, earthquakes, hurricanes, fire and floods but this is not related to the gross darkness of Isaiah 60.  Gross darkness is when the depravity of mankind is at its lowest, when the enemy has come in like a flood and the cup of iniquity is filling up to its fullness.  As the enemy attempts to do his best, then IT IS TIME TO LIFT UP OUR HEADS AND BEHOLD OUR KING, WHO WILL LIFT HIS SCEPTER, RAISE A STANDARD AND FLOOD THE EARTH WITH HIS GLORY THROUGH A PEOPLE OF GLORY!

“His name shall endure forever; His name shall continue as long as the sun. And men shall be blessed in Him; All nations shall call Him blessed.  Blessed be the LORD God, the God of Israel, Who only does wondrous things!  And blessed be His glorious name forever! And let the whole earth be filled with His glory. Amen and Amen.”  Psalm 72:17-19 

Are Your Blessings being stolen?

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

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

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

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

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

The Law of Sowing And Reaping

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

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

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

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

Christ Our Redeemer

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

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

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

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

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

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

Two Conditions For the Coming Awakening!

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

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

Death & Life are in the Tongue

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

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

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

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

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

When Brethren Dwell in Unity Power is released!

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

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

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

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

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

THE WINE IS READY AND KEYS TO UNLOCK YOUR DESTINY!

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

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

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

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

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

Being Rightly Positioned

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

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

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

Cities of Refuge – Called to a City.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Babylon Will Fall! The Word of The LORD: “Come Out of Her!”

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A LOOK AT THE COLLUSION BETWEEN THE GLOBALISTS, THE MEDIA AND POLITICIANS!

When spending time in the Lord’s Presence, very often He will shine His light on a single word that with insight becomes a revelation He desires I take note of. A few weeks ago, this was the case with the word collusion. I did not think it significant until in I checked the definition, it means: a conspiracy, especially in order to deceive others. What arrested my attention however, was the sentence in which the word was used as an example: ‘A collusion between media and political leaders.’ I was greatly taken aback as during the period of the campaign for the presidential election and the period since Donald Trump won the election until now, I have been observing the coverage of the media. As I watch events take place, and take note of how the various main stream media covers it, I have noticed, as most discerning people have, that the coverage of Donald Trump is extremely negative, biased and antagonistic; clearly revealing an aggressive agenda to take him down at all costs—this is true especially of CNN! I knew God was speaking to me!

As I sought the Lord for understanding, I heard the words, “I want an exposé.” In our prayer meetings, we have consistently prayed that God would expose all lies, deceit and corruption, something He has faithfully been doing over the past year, but I sensed an exposé meant something more to Him! I checked the word and discovered that it meant: the act of bringing a scandal or crime to public notice; an article or statement that unmasks or discloses a scandal. The word article stood out and knew immediately that the Lord wanted an article exposing what I had seen and learned regarding the agenda of the media. My first thought was that I don’t possess any evidence, but I heard the Lord say, you have what you have seen!

Fair and balanced people will have also seen what I have seen, however, as I have been watching and studying this with careful observation, but more importantly with spiritual insight and understanding, I would like to share my thoughts. Before I do so However, I would like to set the stage by laying a spiritual foundation to what is now taking place as seen through world events. It begins with the tale of two cities!

A Tale of Two Cities

It is not possible in an article to reveal the depths of this revelation, I therefore begin with the core truth revealed in the Bible that there exists two spiritual cities to which everyone belongs—to either one or the other. These two cities are JERUSALEM and BABYLON. In the Bible Babylon is referred to as MYSTERY BABYLON and encompasses all that is not founded on the Kingdom of God, or built on the Rock that is Christ. JERUSALEM on the other hand is THE CITY OF GOD, it encompasses all that is founded on the ROCK that is CHRIST, referred to as the Bride of Christ in the book of Revelations! The foundations of the City of Jerusalem have been laid in Christ in Israel—the nation chosen to represent God, and through whom God has implemented His Divine plan of Redemption on Earth! EVERYONE is now invited to enter this City through the Gate of Christ—the Son of God born on Earth as a Son of Israel. It is vital to our spiritual health to be able to discern between these two cities, understand their characteristics and functions, as they presently co-exist in the spiritual realm around us.

JERUSALEM is characterized by passionate love for God, full submission to the Will of God, His precepts, and His ways. BABYLON on the other hand can be characterized in various degrees, by a despising of God, rebellion to His Will, and rejection of His precepts and His ways. Babylon exalts itself in pride above God and wants nothing to do with God! God is described in many ways in the Bible—as Holy, as a Consuming Fire and the EVERLASTING FATHER. He also describes Himself as the God of Patience, and because of His intense love for humanity, He is great in longsuffering, giving much time for repentance.

God is also known as the God who “…changes times and seasons.” HISTORY IS HIS-STORY, CRAFTED TOWARD A CERTAIN END AND FORETOLD AS PROPHECY IN HIS WORD—THE BIBLE. God works to change and move His-story towards His end, through the prayers and intercession of His people, as they draw close and submit to His desires! Accurate and correct intelligence from the Lord and from sound sources, is vital to our intercession. Prevailing intercession is essential to combat the devil’s agenda! It is imperative to note that intercession that gets results must be characterized by humility, integrity, be void of control and all attempts to direct the Lord according our will.

We now live in a momentous hour of History where God has moved in love, mercy and compassion, through the prayers and cries of His people ascending before His throne! The Intercession of a faithful people has united with the intercession of Christ in a move to halt an escalating SEASON OF REVOLT to the ways of God, unleashed through a spirit of rebellion observed on the world scene right now! With discernment, we see the spirit of these two Cities warring today in a clash of the two kingdoms! The spirit of Babylon is rising in our world and on the street of our cities as God draws the line distinguishing the two. In his book A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens reveals a measure of insight into this phenomenon:

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way…”

The rulers who are at the helm of the City of Babylon have an agenda that they are determined to see realized! These leaders comprised of the wealthiest of the world in collusion with the Liberalists, have the finances and the power to undergird their plans for Globalism, open borders, the undermining of the Judeo-Christian God and His precepts, and the promotion of a liberal worldview devoid of all restraints on morality! These Elites believe they are greater in wisdom than the masses, and are determined to gain full control through cunning, deceit and manipulation! Their plan is for the destabilization of nations and to gain the power and control necessary to implement their agenda for world dominion! Their purpose is to unleash a measured chaos through wars, immigration and open borders, riots, protests, and economic downturns. Such events all work to produce an outcome, in which the masses willingly submit to any means necessary to regain peace of mind. To implement their agenda, and with their great wealth, they are organized; they bribe and purchase Politicians, media executives, paid protestors, university professors, Hollywood and leaders who are at the helm of all spheres of society, who willingly present the narrative of their agenda through PROPAGANDA.

Propaganda is a powerful and extremely effective tool employed by these globalist, executed mainly through dishonest journalists and media executives—it is the deliberate spreading of information, ideas, or rumors, dispersed widely to create a negative narrative that harms a person, group, movement, institution, nation, etc. It is presently being used very effectively against President Donald J. Trump, his administration and his agenda to return the United States of America back to the honoring of God, its Judeo-Christian foundation and values, and to the rule of law. President Trump has surrounded himself with great Christian and conservative leaders, he has promised to eliminate the Johnson Amendment stifling the voice of the Church, and has chosen to stand and support the nation of Israel! The Globalist elites and the Liberals have presently lost control of their agenda with the Presidency of Donald Trump, this by the power of the Hand of God! They are enraged and desperate and are now employing devious and sinister measures to regain control!

What I have Seen!

As a person who has always been inclined to question everything I see and hear, who profoundly loves the truth and has searched it out diligently throughout my life, I am deeply disturbed by the deceptive media coverage of President Trump! I have observed the negativity, the mean-spiritedness and the anger displayed openly by the main stream media. I have watched repeatedly every show throughout the day on CNN and have observed how they employ methods for twisting information, distorting the truth to produce a narrative that Donald Trump is incompetent. They edit, cut and manipulate statements made by the President with the intention to besmirch and inflame the leftists. They repeatedly use deceptive flashing banner headlines to propagandize an incident or an event negatively, with the intent of conditioning the masses to a lie.

Over the past year, I would say 95% of their news regarding the Trump’s administration has been negative with the intent to damage his presidency and ultimately remove him! From early morning until late at night they pump out deceptive incendiary rhetoric to craft a false worldview of the Conservative party and the Trump administration! Anyone can observe this day in day out! The problem for those who love and want truth, is that if they are getting their news only from CNN and a large percentage of other sources of media, they are absorbing a twisted version of the truth and buying into the Great lie! It is refreshing to watch Fox News and get a fair perspective of the news.

The Babylonian left is now mobilizing rapidly in a devious campaign to regain control. They have hundreds of organizations nationwide in the United States that are marshaling to create the appearance of chaos in everything Donald Trump touches. There is a movement well underway through organizations such as Media Matters (please read their manual to stop Trump), Indivisible and the OFA—The Organization for Action, the brainchild of Barack Obama to protect his progressive actions. So far, they have 32,000 trained agitators and growing, with the sole purpose of sabotaging President Trump at every turn. Their tactics are fear, threats, violence and intimidation in the same manner that satan mobilized Goliath and the Philistine army against Israel. There is an army however, presently rising, whose faces are like lions; they have the heart of David and are ready to make a stand for the Kingdom of God. David had no fear and was ready to go on the offensive, he declared boldly:

“…who is this uncircumcised philistine, that he should defy the armies of the living God?”…Then David said to the Philistine, “You come to me with a sword, with a spear, and with a javelin. But I come to you in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. This day the LORD will deliver you into my hand…that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel. 1Samuel 17:26,45-46

God has graced us—His people, with a set time to complete a set agenda of His purposes, to RESET, TO TURN AROUND and RETURN to the Ancient Paths where the good way is, and to the foundations of Justice and Righteousness (Jer. 6:16). We cannot afford to squander one minute of this gift of mercy! On His heart is the Harvest and the cry now being trumpeted from Heaven is: “Come out of her, my people!” (Rev. 18:4). BABYLON WILL FALL AND HER IDOLS DESTROYED! This is a now season to wake up, to leave Babylon and to align ourselves with the Living God—the God of Glory and Victory!

“This is what the LORD says: “Tell the whole world, and keep nothing back. Raise a signal flag to tell everyone that BABYLON WILL FALL” Jeremiah 50:2

“…Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and has become a dwelling place of demons, a prison for every foul spirit…” Revelations 18:2

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

The Holy Spirit Shall come Upon You!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Coming Reprieve

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In the last word that I wrote I shared that the enemies of God were attempting to take us into a time of great chaos on Earth and that God had chosen Donald Trump as His ‘Reset’ to take us into a time of a great awakening, and victory. This would be a new season of strength, courage and increased authority in the body of Christ.  Shortly after that, God downloaded a single word to me—a word that felt weighty in my spirit and ripe with prophetic significance. I then had a short dream I believe significant to the season ahead, and as I was pondering the dream I felt led to check the definition the word, and discovered that it was connected to the dream.

The word is REPRIEVE. I thought it simply meant a break, and was very surprised by the definition, its gravity and its significance. Reprieve means: to delay impending judgment, to relieve temporarily from evil, a respite from impending punishment and, a warrant authorizing this!  One of the definitions of the word warrant is: something as considered being the positive assurance of a thing.  I believe a Donald Trump presidency is God’s warrant that will issue a far-reaching reprieve! I was overjoyed by the revelation of the coming relief and respite from the enemy’s advances, and the possibilities that this would open to the saints and to the world! However, I was also taken aback by the revelation and understanding that it was temporary, that we have been given a limited time—a window of opportunity to accomplish our mandate.

As I sought the Lord for more insight into this period and its timing, I can’t say that I received a definitive answer but I sensed that it was at least a decade, possibly two.  Thoughts came of Hezekiah being granted an additional 15 years of life and God’s word to him that judgment would come after that, and of Israel’s numerous times of reprieve in the book of Judges and over their History. God also granted Israel a reprieve after a 70-year period of captivity in Babylon where Israel was released to return and rebuild what had been ruined!   It is very interesting to note that in the year 5777, 70 years after Israel received the right to exist with the U.N Partition Plan of 1947, Donald Trump, who is 70 years old, is primed to become the president of the United States! This will affect the entire world and the Global Body of Christ.

As I contemplated the idea of a reprieve, a question began to form in my spirit undergirded with an urgency from the Lord to understand His desires: Lord if in Your mercy we have been granted a reprieve—a delay of judgment, and a window of time, how then must we live during this season? What kind of Christian does this day demand? As I have pondered these questions I believe I have been given some insight into God’s heart for the days ahead.

How then should we live?

Over this year we have had great expectation of a move of God, and seen an increase in intercession because of it. However, this election season in the United States has been the trigger that has mobilized the Global Body of Christ, to rise up in boldness with unified focus on an offensive such as has not been seen for a very long time!  The word of the Lord now ringing in my spirit for the season ahead is this: Do not lose the momentum you have gained! Do not stop! Do not slacken the pace. Stay on the offensive; take the war into the enemy’s camp and breakthrough the enemy’s defenses. God’s desire is that within the sphere and the boundaries He has given each of us, that we would rise up as a unified army to rule and reign with Him as co-heirs of His Kingdom, and as a force that takes back, holds and occupies the ground that He gives!

In the dream referred to in the first paragraph, I saw a crib set in the midst of a public setting.  My son who was too old for the crib was sleeping in it. I said to him that it was time to dismantle the crib. I then saw the crib turn into stone.  The Lord showed me that the crib represented the House of God and my son, the Body of Christ; I understood that the dismantling and the stone were two aspects of one revelation.  When I saw the crib turn to stone, I saw the word memorial, and understood that it represented the memorial of the season we were leaving behind as we entered the new season ahead; we were following the Lord into uncharted territory on a path we have not taken before.  This reflected the same picture as when God commanded Joshua to take stones and make a memorial as they were crossing over the Jordan to take the Promised Land and God cut off the flood waters from before Israel. I felt that the Lord said that the season we are leaving was not for us to curse, criticize or bemoan – it was a season of preparation that we were to give thanks for!

“When you see the ark of the covenant of the LORD your God, and the Levitical priests carrying it, you are to move out from your positions and follow it. Then you will know which way to go, since you have never been this way before.” Joshua 3:3-4 

Regarding the dismantling of the crib, I saw the railings being taken apart and being removed. The word dismantle means to disassemble, or to take apart, and I sensed that this was a picture of the walls of the Church coming down as a process, not a suddenly.  The dismantling of the Church walls and the release of a prepared and fervent army of saints into all spheres of society, combined with the influx of an enormous harvest of souls, will produce a new dynamic that requires multi-dimensional diverse structures prepared to accommodate God’s purposes for an exceptional hour of history. At Jesus’ first coming, He changed the existing structure to accommodate His new work. Jesus challenged religious mind-sets and traditions; He challenged His disciples to think in new ways outside of the box of religion and to embrace change; He also challenged the crowds, those enamored by His words and His miracles but who stood watching on the sidelines in the valley of decision.

“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.” Isaiah 43:18-19 

I was recently in a library and a small gold covered book caught my eye; it was a book by Donald Trump. It turns out he had only written the introduction, and the remainder of the book was advice given to colleagues over their lifetime. Trump reasoning: “You can’t know it all. No matter how smart you are, no matter how comprehensive your education, no matter how wide ranging your experience, there is simply no way to acquire all the wisdom you need to make your business thrive. So, I asked the brightest most successful business men and women I know, what was the best business advice they ever received” (The Way to The Top – Donald Trump). A lesson the Bible teaches also, “For we know in part and we prophesy in part…(1 Cor. 13:9). In the season ahead we must unify and bring our parts to the table!

Take Ownership!

As I held the book, I suddenly sensed that God wanted to give me some advice and opened it randomly to advice given to his friend on an interview with a CEO of a large corporation, who told him, “Do you know what your problem is? You think like an employee instead of an employer.”  This was confirmation of a recent word God had given me regarding the parable with the elder son, who was thinking like a slave instead of as His firstborn, who owned everything.  To think like an owner in the Kingdom of God is to care passionately about the things the Father cares about; to invest our lives and to take ownership of His work to bring it forth! There is a higher dimension of sonship that the Father wants us to now identify with that we may rule with authority in the season ahead as co-heirs with Christ, possessing all that is needed to fulfill our mandate to OCCUPY TILL HE COMES! (Lk. 19:13).  The coming reprieve is a gift of time to run a race of strength, undergirded by God to overcome all obstacles in the path of His will.

Should we achieve victory in this election, can we afford to become complacent and go back to life as usual?  As I have wrestled with this word “reprieve”, many questions have come to mind that I am presently seeking the Lord about, such as: are we able to extend the time of the reprieve by our obedience, or will it be shortened by disobedience?  How does my obedience affect the harvest and the destiny of souls and of nations? Can I maintain the level of discipline, courage and self-control needed to fulfill the call on my life and finish the race well?  Only God has the answers to our questions, but we do have to trust that if we are willing He will do the work in and through us, to equip and qualify us!

sunraysGod is releasing us from captivity to return and build the House of God as He has blueprinted it, to repair the ruined cities; to prepare Cities of refuge and Light for the incoming harvest.  As Nehemiah was called to build a wall for protection, God will be sending His Nehemiahs out to build a spiritual wall of protection from enemy forces, forged through the love, relationship and unity of His leaders. The Divine Will is that we prepare Him a Sanctuary permeated with His Presence, fashioned with His DNA, to receive Him at His coming. There is much to do until He comes!   I find the words of Katie Torwalt’s song very appropriate to the time of Reprieve—a time of God’s Light and Power ready to be released in a time of awakening; a time very much related to the word I released in January of this year, Let There Be Light.

When You speak, darkness has to bow, confusion has its final hour

Let There be Light!