Holy Spirit

The New Wine, The Oil & Donald Trump

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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“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

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

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?”

“Will You Marry Me?”

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

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

Love is attained within the context of unity!

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

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

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

AGAPE LOVE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Way of Love

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

(1 Corinthians 13 The Message)

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

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

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

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

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

THE PHENOMENAL RELEASE!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Build an Altar of My Presence:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Woman – Created In His Image!

 

Painting by Brenda Tarasenko

(Excerpt from my newly revised edition of In His Image)

Woman—so named because she was taken out of man!  A Woman is therefore created from the same substance as man, yet she is fashioned by God as a unique creation. She is God’s divine ingenuity on display, of equal worth and value as a man, as the Scriptures also declares in 1 Corinthians 11:11-12 “neither is a man independent of woman, nor woman independent of man in The Lord. For as woman came from man, even so man also comes through woman but all things are from God.”  Woman—a masterpiece of God, created in the image of God, by God and for God—how can any dare minimize her existence, as do some cultures, religions and even some Christian denominations!
 
God created woman in His Image—no one can argue this fact, as the Word of God unmistakably declares this!  Hence, the distinctiveness of a woman’s being, reflected through what is termed femininity, is absolutely a facet of God’s being—a facet that He felt important enough to be represented in creation.
 
“For of Him and through Him and to Him are all things, to whom be glory forever. Amen.”Romans 11:36
 
God is neither male nor female—God is Spirit, yet because He has created male & female in His image, there are facets of His being that are both masculine and feminine in nature.  In Isaiah 42:13-14 the prophet Isaiah describes the divine passion of God by deliberately juxtaposing unmistakable masculine and feminine imagery. Verse 13 reads “The Lord shall go forth like a mighty man; He shall stir up his zeal like a man of war …” And verse 14 reads “… Now I will cry like a woman in labor, I will pant and gasp at once.” God has chosen to represent Himself in creation through the two identities of male and female. Our position on this should be to submit to His divine design and the wisdom of His methods, as important to the fulfillment of HIS WILL.
 
Having been born a woman, and coming to know, understand and love God through the nature of femininity, grants me a precious perspective of God, unique to only woman!   I will never know what it means to experience God as a man! I will only ever be able to perceive and know God through the mind and heart of a woman.  Men will never know or fully understand the relationship that exists between a woman and God, as it is uniquely ours—the same can be said for the relationship a man has with God.  As a woman, God has formed within my being a unique ability to experience Him as a Father, yet connect and relate to the feminine facet of His nature through His Heart—let me explain further through my testimony:
 
In preparation for my marriage, God began to speak to me through Proverbs 31, about His design and intention in His creation of woman.  When I first read this chapter in my early Christian life, my first reaction was to question who could possibly be like this woman!  Her character and qualities seemed unattainable to me. She is described as perfect in kindness—the law of kindness is in her mouth!  She is a successful business woman who buys property and trades with merchants in the sphere of commerce. She is a remarkable mother and wife who manages her household with brilliance—her husband and children rise up and call her blessed!  She takes care of the poor and destitute; she makes garments for her children and for sale to others. She is dynamic, full of wisdom, strong, full of courage and dignity—impeccable and noble in character. She is a passionate lover of God who does not fear; SHE CAN LAUGH AT THE FUTURE AS SHE FEARS ONLY GOD!
 
This woman seemed so far beyond my reach, and I was very intimidated!  However, the Lord showed me that with Him living inside me, and with the Holy Spirit as my teacher and Guide, nothing was impossible to me! Over the twenty two years that I have been saved, I have lived with His voice that continually reminds me that I can overcome any obstacle on my path and accomplish any task that He sets before me.  My first tendency is to resist when I am on unfamiliar territory and the job, mission or commission seems so far out of my realm of possibility.  But I have learned that as I have stepped out in obedience to RISK AND TO TRY, He has met me in magnificent ways! During this process I have discovered numerous gifts God has placed within me that I never knew existed.
 
I was always a creative person and became a fashion designer before I was saved. Three months after I fell in love with Jesus, He asked me to give up everything to follow Him.  I gave up my store I had recently opened, my dreams, my family, and my friends—to go to a place, a land that He would show me.  I followed Him to a very tiny village a few hours outside of Toronto—it seemed in the middle of nowhere! In this little town God began the process of the transformation of my character, to conform me to His image and give me revelation and understanding of spiritual things.  Yes, a woman can be conformed to the image of God, although there is much work yet to be done in me!  The Holy Spirit became my mentor and tutor, instructing me in the plumb line of God’s Word and the sublime precepts of Christianity.
 
God began His process of transformation by demolishing the old mind-sets and strongholds in my life that had kept me bound to every known fear, terrible insecurity, selfishness and little self worth.  In return He gave me dreams and visions of a Promised Land in Christ where nothing was outside the realm of possibility! He told me things that I could do and would accomplish in His name that were absolutely and completely impossible for the old Faith!  When I first met Jesus and encountered the Holy Spirit in my downtown apartment, I was a shy, intimidated, stressed out young single mother, who had failed English and dropped out of High school, because at that time I was more interested in parties and having fun.
 
Since God took hold of my life I have become an author and have written four books—because God told me I would and I believed!  With very few to help, I have established a Christian ministry, traveled to other nations and spoken before many hundreds of people—because God opened the door and said go, and I obeyed!  Knowing very little about technology, graphic arts or web design, I have built my own website, created every promotional graphic, designed all my book covers and the interior when there wasn’t money to  pay anyone—because God said I could! The ventures and assignments He has prepared for me in the future this I will do—because it is His will!  GOD BELIEVES THAT WE CAN OVERCOME and do all things in the strength and power of Christ—the question remains, do we!
 
“It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves
be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.” Galatians 5:1
 
My purpose in saying these things is not to boast, but to boast in an Awesome God, and what He can do in and through a woman, who believes and trusts in Him, and allows Him to do the work of cleansing necessary to purify her heart and soul of the scars, wounds and defilement of life!    Over the years I have learned to walk with Him in righteousness and to discern His voice when He speaks, leading and guiding me daily through the big things and the small details of life.  The closest I have come to the heart of God was through the loss of my only son; God prepared me for this moment over a twelve year period and when it did happen He held me close in His arms to comfort me through the pain and suffering, as both a mother and father would.  That was my first experience with the gentleness of God, as He held my hand and walked me softly through this traumatic time.
 
I have also found that God cares about the things that matter to me uniquely as a woman.!  He has provided beautiful clothes for me, suitable to me, in the times when I had none. He provided makeup for me when I could not buy any—I have bought lipstick only once in 22 years!  He taught me how to cook delicious meals and how to set a beautiful table to bless others in my home.  He decorated my home and provided all the fabric for me to make the drapes in my home—and showed me how to put it together! I could sense His joy in doing all these things for me because it is also a part of His DNA, as He is the Source of all.
 
I have chosen to bare my heart and be transparent in order to paint a picture of someone—a woman, who was nothing and is becoming everything in Christ, because of the Love of God and the will of God!  God has created woman with purpose, to reflect a facet of His being, and to rule and govern His creation alongside men.
 
“Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule… God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule…”
Genesis 1:26, 28
 
Jesus revealed Himself at the resurrection first to women, and entrusted them to deliver the first prophetic word of His resurrection, that would launch a new dispensation of Grace!  With intentionality He engendered a divine appointment with the Samaritan woman, who became the first evangelist to shake and transform a city! God chose women as prophets and teachers, and sent out women like Deborah on apostolic assignments backed by Heaven!
 
God created women to be fruitful and multiply, to have wisdom, authority and dominion in the earth; to lead, teach, instruct and mentor the saints of God, and to represent Him well, and with excellence! Jesus’ mandate for His Church is given to both men and women, one that women must now rise up to obey to fulfill their destiny and the divine call to this generation, to prepare the way of the Lord!
 
“And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.
Matthew 28:18-20
 
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According to the Hebrew Calendar we entered the year 5774 on Rosh Hashanah, which fell on September 4, 2013 on the Gregorian calendar. In the Hebrew alphabet the dalet is the fourth letter and means ‘door,’ and its numeric value is four. The dalet represents the humility and poverty of spirit that understands that all things, including success, wealth and opportunity in all spheres come from God alone—that without Him we have nothing and are nothing.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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