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God’s Armada is Now Moving Out to Sea!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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 

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

“Go before Me and Prepare My Way!”

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

I am coming to Judge the Earth:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Go Before Me and Prepare My Way!”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Will the Sons of God Come Forth!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Breaking Out Into Destiny in 2016!

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At the start of 2016 many may have found themselves in very narrow, tight and constricted places; places of anxiety and discomfort, of perplexity by the turn of circumstances. Having just walked through such a time, I have discovered that God is using the trial of the narrow place to eliminate any outstanding blockages that would hinder us in the coming season of HARVEST AND GLORY.  God is a GOOD FATHER who is perfecting and completing all that concerns His children that they would stand in secure places of strength in the volatile season ahead.

“In the day when I cried out, You answered me, And made me bold with strength in my soul…Though I walk in the midst of trouble, YOU WILL REVIVE ME; You will stretch out Your hand Against the wrath of my enemies, And Your right hand will save me. THE LORD WILL PERFECT THAT WHICH CONCERNS ME…” Psalm 138:3,7-8

The word perfect is the Hebrew word gâmar which means to end in the sense of COMPLETION.  The English definition of the word to perfect, means: to bring to completion; to finish; make flawless or faultless: to bring nearer to perfection; improve; make better: to make fully skilled.  God has promised us in His Word to complete that which He has started in us and He is presently doing a spectacular work to see His intentions in and for us realized (Phil. 1:6).

In the narrow place, if we have ears to hear, and will listen for His voice, the Lord is releasing keys to remove demonic schemes and barriers that have kept His people from freedom over the years. Sudden revelations and answers are being released from Heaven right now to open spiritual prisons that we may not have even been aware of!  THE NARROW PLACE IS THE BIRTHING CHANNEL that is now moving His people forward out into broad and spacious places of freedom and victory!

us-army-379036_1280The Lord is bringing His people OUT and establishing their boundaries in pleasant places!  We are coming out with strength and with revelation!  We are coming out with direction and strategies; we are coming out with ideas and inventions; we are coming out with joy and with passion!  WE ARE COMING OUT AS AN ARMY ON THE OFFENSIVE READY TO CONQUER AND TO OCCUPY!  We are now being established at higher levels of faith, undergirded with a double portion of Grace and with a greater understanding of His Great Power and Sovereignty over our lives.

God is giving us the word of authority to move the mountains before us, and as we speak forth in faith our very BIG God breathes into the word and all things begin to align to His will!  He is aligning us in His will and securing our lives in Him!

God is strategically establishing His people to accomplish His intentions for people groups, communities and nations.  NOW IS THE TIME to boldly run a race of strength, to occupy all areas of society for the Kingdom of God.  Psalms 110 prophecies that the people of God will volunteer freely to work the works of God in the DAY OF HIS POWER—a Day that is now upon us!  As the Lord showed me in the last word that I wrote— “Let There be Light” He is now opening a GREAT & EFFECTIVE DOOR for us to reap a GREAT HARVEST.  There are certain words that have a Kairos timing attached to them, however, recently God has impressed this word on my heart as a now word, with a sense of urgency:  “WHATEVER YOUR HAND FINDS TO DO, DO IT WITH ALL YOUR MIGHT…” (Ecc. 9:10).  As the GREAT AND EFFECTIVE DOORS OF OPPORTUNITY OPEN to us in the days ahead, let us lay hold of God and run with endurance…with all our might, the race He has set before us!

“Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us…” Hebrews 12:1

The Presence, The Journey of the Ark & the Blood Moons

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

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

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

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

THE JOURNEY: PASSOVER TO TABERNACLES

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

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

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

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

CARRIERS OF THE PRESENCE

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

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

COSTLY WINE

About eight years ago I had a dream that I believe is significant to this time.  In the dream I was wearing a very long coat.  I reached deep into my pocket and pulled out a bottle of wine.  On the bottle was marked boldly the number 414.  The bottle was already open and a small amount had spilled.  My friend then said that she was desperate to get this wine and went to make a call to see if she could find it.  When she came back I asked her if she found it, she said she did but it was far too costly! Years later I was working on a particular chapter in my book, In His Image! the chapter title was For Such a Time As This based on the book of Esther. When I checked the scripture reference I saw that it was Esther 4:14.  I then understood the meaning of the costly Wine.

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

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

THE BLOOD MOONS & THE PRESENCE

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

We are being shifted into the season of the COSTLY WINE.  God is about to pour out an abundance of NEW WINE, that is very costly!  There is always a cost to following the Ark of THE PRESENCE as David and Esther came to understand.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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!”

Contending For The Dream!

Take Ownership!I am Ready to Perform My Word!

I recently attended a significant Elijah List conference at the River Church in Hamilton, Canada. Steve Schultz & Doug Addison both spoke very unique and powerful words related to ‘contending.’ My heart was very moved as God had been stirring me in this direction in the days prior to the conference as the Holy Spirit brought to mind certain revelations He had given me on aspects of this particular subject. Contending is clearly a now word for the Body of Christ and imperative to the advancement of the Kingdom of God in this important hour of history. God is awakening our spirits to rise up to contend for our breakthrough, the dreams He has given us, for our family’s and communities, cities and nations, and for His intentions to come forth.

The Lord usually speaks to me through scripture then over time will unpack the revelations embedded within it as it unfolds at opportune times. Ezekiel chapter 36: 36-37 is on e such scripture He has been highlighting over the years. This chapter speaks powerfully of Israel’s restoration to the land and the abundant outpouring of blessings God makes clear He plans to release to them—as we are grafted into Israel, these blessings and promises are for us also. Each blessing spoken of is with intentionality as something He has predetermined to do as the One with whom, “…there is no variation or shadow of turning” (Jam. 1:17). I was therefore baffled when the Holy Spirit highlighted verse 36 and 37, the first revealing His determination, “… I, the LORD, have spoken it, AND I WILL DO IT,” the second revealing the condition: “Thus says the Lord GOD: “I WILL ALSO LET THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL INQUIRE OF ME TO DO THIS FOR THEM…” The Hebrew word for inquire means also to seek continually, ask and pursue.

As I prayed and sought the Lord about this, I received an understanding that God was looking for a people who would be willing to TAKE OWNERSHIP of His dreams, desires and intentions. A people who would tend the dream and travail in union with Him to bring it forth; a people that would unite with Him in mind and in heart for the promise to be realized and the Kingdom enforced & advanced. The example that came to mind was of a father who owned an empire and had two sons; to one son everything came on a silver platter—everything he asked for he was given, he did not have to exert himself for anything. The other son went to work with his father in the company at an early age. He started at the very bottom and worked his way through every department learning every aspect of the business. He spent time getting to know all the people who worked for his father, building relationship with them. He listened to His Father’s heart for the company and not only understood his vision for it, but united with his father to see his dream come forth. When the time comes to hand over the company to his sons, which son will the father put in charge? The one who will protect the company and pursue the vision and contend for its success; the one who paid the cost and travailed for its achievement with his father!

In Ezekiel chapter 36 the Father clearly lays out his intention, places it before Israel and challenges them to rise up and own the vision. The implication in verse 37 is that if they take ownership and contend for it—it would be theirs! God’s dreams are guaranteed for the contenders…the reason why He raises up those with a spirit to contend to inspire others to contend—to give Him no rest until He fulfills what He has promised! I once was heard a leader share a related story; he promised his children that after church he would take them to their favorite restaurant, the children were very excited! After church he was asked to attend a leaders meeting and told his children the outing would have to be cancelled. However, his children refused to accept this. He was pummeled over and over with statements of, “You said,” “You promised!” until finally he had no choice but to give in. At that moment he heard God say to him, “I wished that my children would hold me to my promises the way that your children hold you to yours!” Our Heavenly Father is looking for those who will not only believe his promises, but who will hold Him accountable to his Word.

The Lord once gave me a vision for something He wanted to do. I was not to thrilled at the idea and was wrestling in my spirit about it, but I said I was willing. As I sat in prayer over it He reminded me about Ezekiel 36:37 and I understood. I not only agreed to be willing but I began to pray and ask Him for the vision as though it were mine. As I did that a supernatural exchange took place and I receive joy and passion for this vision to come forth. However, time passed with no breakthrough in that direction. I soon stopped praying and actually forgot about it. One day the Lord spoke clearly to my spirit and said, “That was very easy for you to drop the vision.” I was very convicted as understood that Ezekiel 36:37 meant to pray, ask and contend for the vision until the breakthrough came! That is the spirit of a contender who will birth the purposes of God on planet earth! To knock, seek and ask until the door is opened!

After teaching this word for many years, and I must say faltering at many times to stand on its truth, the Lord brought to my attention a most powerful commentary on this same passage in Ezekiel that again began to stir me to contend again! It is so potent that I am putting it in point form that no one will miss anything, he said:

1. God’s promises are given not to restrain, but to INCITE TO PRAYER.
2. They SHOW THE DIRECTION in which WE MAY ASK,
3. And THE EXTENT to which we may EXPECT and answer.
4. They are the SIGNED CHEQUE MADE PAYABLE TO ORDER
5. Which we must endorse and PRESENT FOR PAYMENT.

The day must come when we leave the wilderness and begin to take the promised land of God’s intentions. The world is daily descending into dark times. The light of the Glory of His Presence will rise upon those who have broken through in contending for the Glory. These are the ones being called forth to do exploits in His name; they have travailed with the Father and carry His burden for the lost and for the world. Those who have travailed with Him will enter into union with Him; they will carry His authority and the strategies to complete His will to save and transform nations and people groups. God does not exclude any who are willing!

According to Ezekiel 36:36-37, first we must ASK—we must desire what He desires and receive it in our spirits as our own. Second we TAKE—we endorse the cheque and present for payment. We put our finger on His promise and say, “As you have said Lord.” We hold God to His promises as David did: “You, my God, have revealed to your servant that you will build a house for him. So your servant has found courage to pray to you. You, LORD, are God! You have promised these good things to your servant” (1Ch 17:25-26). FAITH IS CONFIDENT ACTION IN WHAT GOD HAS MADE KNOWN TO US—God cannot bless us beyond our belief and belief will lead to action—to contending!

Job chapter 22:28 states, “YOU SHALL DECREE A THING AND IT SHALL BE ESTABLISHED FOR YOU.” To decree a thing is to contend for it! The Hebrew word for decree also means to decide, to make a firm decision, one where we will not waver, and the Hebrew word for establish means to rise. This verse closes with, “…light will shine on your ways.” The word light means to be illuminated, the word shine means to glitter and ways also means the road. A mature Christian will have learned the discipline of contending through much trial and tribulation and will see the rising of the vision and the dream. The illuminating Light of God will light up the road ahead with the glitter of His Glory. It is time for the sons of God to TAKE the Promised LAND – Time to declare and Decree. Esther & Mordecai prayed, they fasted then they decreed the deliverance of the Jewish people.

I hear the Lord saying, “TAKE OWNERSHIP! The Kingdom of God is yours! All that I have belongs to you, invest in it. With the currency of your faith purchase stock in it! Set your focus on the eternal not the temporal.The dividends are magnanimous and superlative!  Ask large! I am a great and mighty God, greater and mightier than you could ever imagine, though you may try. Bring all you’re your appeals and petitions before the court of Heaven, the time of fulfillment has come. Show your faith, give Me something to work with. I am ready to perform My word!

God is preparing vessels of Glory to stand in the last days having the fortitude of spirit to withstand the demonic assaults, and like the mountain tree, to thrive in the midst of the swirling and violent winds of change.

mountain tree

“A Mountain tree if it would see
The far horizons and the stars
May never know a sheltered place
Nor grow symmetrical in grace.
Such a tree must battle doggedly
The blasts and bear the scars.”
(Lloyd Marion Thompson).

“The mountain tree is the price of those ascending to the realm of intimacy with God. It is a lone tree jutting out from the crest of a very rugged, windswept mountain, far above the peaceful forest beneath. There is truly a reward for its singular loneliness and struggle to survive. It has unobstructed vision to see, ‘the far horizons and the stars.’ Abiding in an unpolluted atmosphere, this lonely, battered tree can view the distant skyline or look up into the glorious expanse of the heavenlies in all their glory…But there is a price—such a tree has been set apart from all others” (Wade E. Taylor).

“Your name shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel;
for you have struggled with God and with men, and have prevailed.”

THE PHENOMENAL RELEASE!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Build an Altar of My Presence:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Coming Storms & The Day of Resurrection

The Storm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Day of Resurrection

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ONE NEW MAN

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Illustration by Martha Charlton

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

One-United

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rise up O men of God!

The Church for you doth wait,

Her strength unequal to her task

RISE UP AND MAKE HER GREAT!

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

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Faith Marie Baczko: “BRING YOUR GOLD & BUILD”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BUILD WITH THE SILVER & GOLD YOU HAVE!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“YET NOW BE STRONG” – RETURN & BUILD

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

THE GREATER GLORY & THE DANCE OF MAHANAIM

gloring coming

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

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

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

THE DANCE OF MAHANAIM: The Angels are Coming!

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

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

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

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

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

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

HEAVEN’S COMING INVASION OF EARTH

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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2015 – The Year of The Victory Run!

Faith Baczko“To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven…” Ecclesiastes 3:1

God created times and seasons to serve His purposes and intentions for the outworking of His Divine plan in Creation.  God lives outside of time and moves in and out of time at will. As King over all creation He changes times and seasons to initiate new epochs moving history toward the supernatural, cosmic collision of Heaven and earth, in the culmination of all things in Christ at the end of this age, “THAT IN THE DISPENSATION OF THE FULLNESS OF THE TIMES HE MIGHT GATHER TOGETHER IN ONE ALL THINGS IN CHRIST, BOTH WHICH ARE IN HEAVEN AND WHICH ARE ON EARTH—IN HIM” (Eph. 1:10).
 
Jesus rebuked the Pharisees for not recognizing the signs or understanding the times. God expects us to progress in maturity to understand His ways, to be sober and alert to His movements in History.  God took Israel through a wilderness season design to remove the idols of Egypt from their souls, to teach them His ways, build them up in faith and make them strong in the Spirit.  This was training, preparation and equipping for the prophetic destiny they were chosen and called to fulfill.  The wilderness prepared them for the next appointed season on the journey—to move as a force of one into the promised Land, to possess it for the Kingdom of God!
 
I believe the Body of Christ has also now arrived at such a time in history—a time where we overcome and are victorious in the battles that have worked to shape us as an army. A time where we leave the wilderness and the past behind and move forward to possess the promises of God to conquer lands and kingdoms for the Kingdom of our God! I believe the Lord is saying that 2015 is the year of THE VICTORY RUN for the overcomers who have persevered and endured through the training time of trials and the testing. Overcomers who have come out from fear, doubt and complaining, and are crossing over with faces fixed on their King, to passion and absolute trust in the Lord, moving in strength in the power of His might, with great authority to RECOVER ALL!
 
THE HEBREW YEAR – HEI
 
We have entered the Hebrew year 5775; the corresponding letter representing the number five is hey. The Hebrew word hey means behold, look! revelation! this word can also mean breath. Hei “ה” is also thought to represent a picture of a window.  The year ahead will be a very significant for the Body of Christ, a year where God is opening a window of opportunity for the Body to fulfill its divine commission—an opportune time that cannot be wasted where we must each take hold of God with everything in us and run the race ordained for us.  THIS IS THE YEAR TO TAKE ACTION, TO GO ON THE OFFENSIVE!
 
In 2 kings 13: 15-19 Elisha instructs the king of Israel to open the east window and shoot, when he shot the arrow Elijah declared, “The arrow of the LORD’s deliverance and the arrow of deliverance from Syria; you must strike the Syrians at Aphek till you have destroyed them.” Elijah then told the king to take the arrows and strike the ground; when the king struck only three times Elijah was very angry, “You should have struck five or six times; then you would have struck Syria till you had destroyed it! But now you will strike Syria only three times.” Through this example God warns us not to be complacent in the battles ahead as we are facing a demonic army intent on the destruction of mankind! THIS DAY WE MUST FIGHT! However, in the battle we must always remember WE FIGHT FROM A PLACE OF VICTORY! Winston Churchill’s famous quotes sums it up very well—as the world was then facing the tyranny of Nazi army, it now faces the terrorism of ISIS, and other ominous forces on the horizon:
 
We have before us an ordeal of the most grievous kind. We have before us many, many long months of struggle and suffering. You ask, what is our policy? I can say: It is to wage war, by sea, land and air, with all our might and with all the strength that God can give us: to wage war against a monstrous tyranny, never surpassed in the dark, lamentable catalogue of human crime. That is our policy. You ask, what is our aim? I can answer in one word: It is victory, victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory, however long and hard the road may be; for without victory, there is no survival.

THE TIME OF DARKNESS BECOMES THE GREATEST OPPORTUNITY FOR THE CHURCH TO SHINE WITH THE LIGHT OF CHRIST!  The numbers in the Hebrew year 5775 are very significant and encouraging—five represents Grace, and the double five, double grace God will release to accomplish the job. The Headstone—the completion of the work of God shall come forth with shouts of “Grace, Grace,” and no demonic mountain or obstacle can stand in its way! (Zech. 4:7).  The double seven represents the completion and perfection of the works of God through His victorious overcoming people.  Five plus seven is twelve, the double twelve represents the fullness of authority released to the people of God to RECOVER ALL: “The earth is the LORD’s, and all its fullness, the world and those who dwell therein” (Psalm 24:1). The Hebrew language is gender-based, consequently the masculine and feminine form of most words; the letter HEI is the suffix that makes a word feminine.  I believe the year ahead will see a vast army of women moving out and taking their positions alongside men on the frontlines of the battle!
 
WILL YOU DO NOTHING WITH SO GREAT AN INHERITANCE?
 
Years ago the Lord began to highlight the words MAHANAH DAN in scripture to me; I thought they had some significant meaning but they simply mean ‘the camp of Dan.’ However upon further study and investigation I began to understand what He was trying to impart. You see the Danites were not satisfied—they had not yet received their inheritance, “And in those days the tribe of the Danites was seeking a place of their own where they might settle, because THEY HAD NOT YET COME INTO AN INHERITANCE among the tribes of Israel” (Judges 18:1).
 
The Danites set out to explore the land, discovering it was a great land! “So they said, “Arise, let us go up against them. For we have seen the land, and indeed it is very good. WOULD YOU DO NOTHING? DO NOT HESITATE TO GO, and ENTER to POSSESS THE LAND. When you go, you will come to a secure people and a large land. FOR GOD HAS GIVEN IT INTO YOUR HANDS, A PLACE WHERE THERE IS NO LACK OF ANYTHING THAT IS ON THE EARTH” (Judges 18:9-10).

They made the decision to set out! On their way to possess their inheritance they set up camp, and the name of that place became Mahanah Dan (18:12).  The significance of Mahaneh Dan is that it represents the place where we make the decision not to settle for anything less than God’s plan for our lives, where we make the choice to go after our the Great inheritance Christ won for us on the Cross, and begin to move out—WE TAKE ACTION TO GO AND POSSESS IT!  After Samson was born it is said that, “The Spirit of the Lord began to stir him while he was in Mahanah Dan.”  (Judges 13:25). This is the word for us today!  It is time to move out to posses our promises, the time to reap from what we have sown, the time to reap the harvest fields as they are white! WOULD YOU DO NOTHING?
 
Years ago I read an account written by Rick Joyner about the early years of the re-birth of Israel. The returning Jews found themselves surrounded by ferocious armies bent on their destruction. These Jews did not know how to fight; throughout their history in the dispersion they were like lambs led to the slaughter who rarely defended themselves.  The British assigned a man to train them in warfare and develop the Israeli army, his name was Ord Wingate. This officer’s words to Israel ring true for us today, he told them, “There will be no free Palestine for the Jews unless you fight and you will not win unless I teach you to fight…The Jews in Palestine are in bad condition. So long as you all sit in your settlements and wait to fight, you will die before you have the chance to fight. Why doesn’t Hagannah go out and fight!” Today the Israeli army is one of the best in the world in every respect.  All citizens must serve three years in the army—male and female. WOULD YOU DO NOTHING!
 
THERE IS COMING A HEAVENLY INVASION INTO ALL SPHERES OF THE EARTH; the Breath of Life is coming in!  The ARMY OF GOD is rising up!  The Lord is sounding the trumpet.  He is assembling the camps.  He is calling out all His mighty ones to the battlefront.  The Word says His troops will be willing in the day of battle.  Every man, woman and child is being called to take up their positions.  In order to reap this great Harvest and to win this war, God is calling everyone to report for duty.  God is looking to find a people of Faith and Courage who will say, “Yes Lord!” Our trust in Him must be firm, anchored in His love, as we move out to—RECOVER ALL!
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DIVINE DESTINY – Whose is it?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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FOR THE CAUSE OF ZION!

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

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

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

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

ASCENT TO JERUSALEM!

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

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

THE JOURNEY: PASSOVER TO TABERNACLES

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

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

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

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

CARRIERS OF THE PRESENCE

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

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

COSTLY WINE

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

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

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

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

THE BLOOD MOONS & THE PRESENCE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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A NEW CRUSE REQUIRED!

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

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

These times of shifting and transitioning into new secured positions, that are strategic places of authority, may come with some confusion, perplexity and with the shaking of our circumstances AS THE OLD SHIFTS TO MAKE WAY FOR THE NEW!  In spite of this we must move into this season with great expecting, for God is now drawing out into deep waters those He has prepared, establishing them within boundaries they will occupy and take dominion!

The character and fortitude of generals and leaders are forged within the fire of conflict, YET THEY MUST RISE ABOVE TO OVERCOME AT ALL COSTS!  So it is with God’s leaders being raised up now for a volatile season of conflict ahead, both in the spiritual and the natural. God’s people must be strong and of good courage as His Word declares that HE IS WITH US! He goes ahead as the Conqueror, He covers us from behind and WILL NEVER FAIL US!  This is the season to overcome all fears and eliminate all soulish hindrances!  It is time to move beyond the status quo and the mundane into a season of Spiritual excellence.

A NEW CRUSE REQUIRED

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

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

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

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

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

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

THE COVENANT OF SALT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Faith Marie Baczko

http://www.headstoneministries.com

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

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UNSHAKEABLE, UNSTOPPABLE FAITH THAT RECEIVES!

Faith BaczkoWe have arrived in the most significant of years! The year of open doors and answers to long awaited promises!  The year of the Favor of the Lord!  The year where we will see the fulfillment of prayers prayed for many long years.  Prayers to dreams that God has planted as seed in our hearts; Dreams that are God’s dreams He has been waiting with divine patience to see their fulfillment.  Dreams for His sons and His daughters; dreams for cities and nations; dreams to bring relief for many in desperate situations; dreams that are solutions to significant problems the world is now facing; dreams for the great Harvest to come in!

The dilemma some may be facing right is how to step through the Door to fulfillment when the battle gets fierce at the Gate and the temptation is to panic at the sound of the beating hoofs! The enemy is not sitting about idle! He is about to lose a lot of ground and is resisting this move of God to the fullest!  But the Word of the Lord stands firm: “Shall I bring to the time of birth, and not cause delivery?” says the LORD. “Shall I who cause delivery shut up the womb?” says your God.” Isaiah 66:9

To possess the promises of God we must fight to stay in the place of unstoppable, unshakeable faith that receives—the faith of Jesus that we see evident in Mary and in Abraham.

MARY – AGREEMENT WITH HEAVEN

MARY AGREED WITH HEAVEN’S PLAN FOR HER LIFE! She said yes when she was told by the angel of the Lord that she would give birth to the Son of God! Her response: “I am the servant of the Lord.  Be it unto me according to your word!”  Sometimes it can be easy to say yes to God in the pregnancy of the moment, when we get caught up in the grand possibilities of something new, exciting and wondrous.  However, the true test of faith comes in seeing the dream through to the finish line, and facing all the trials that come along the way to stop the dream from coming forth!  Trials that you did not expect to encounter…when the temptation is to be offended in God and disappointment sets in!

Mary agreed with God but she also had faith to believe in God’s ability to walk her through the trials that lay ahead as a single pregnant woman in her day. She experienced the wonder of seeing the substance of her faith, the Promised Son of God birthed through the travail of tested faith!

JESUS – ENDURING FAITH FOUNDED ON LOVE

When Jesus put down his carpentry tools, dusted himself off, left home and all he had previously known, to go down to the Jordan River to be baptized by John, it was because he heard His Father’s voice say, “It is time My Son.” When he left, He knew it was the beginning step of a journey that would one day lead Him to a terrible death on the Cross. When Jesus left to go, He was saying yes to the Father, to the plan of redemption of mankind…to become the Savior of the world!

Jesus moved to embrace His destiny with fierce determination to complete His Father’s will! The Father and Son were locked in a passionate mutual agreement of will, love and honor of each other!  When Jesus went down into the waters of the Jordan He was fully embracing His Father’s Will and the full brunt of the Cross.  Jesus placed the full force of His faith in His Father’s Love for Him and the Holy Spirit’s care to carry Him through to the finish line and bring Him out on the other side in Resurrection POWER!

Was Jesus’ faith shaken in the garden over the ordeal He was about to face? It would seem so as he wrestled in fervent prayer in the garden, but His faith was grounded and secure in the knowledge of His Father’s superlative love for Him! Did Jesus ever entertain doubts that the Holy Spirit would rescue Him from death, or wonder if He might be left imprisoned in the grave forever? No, never! Jesus’ trust in the Holy Spirit was securely contained within a relationship born of passionate supernatural Love.  Jesus knew the love of the Father and the Holy Spirit were ferocious, that it would have no rest until He was once again seated on the Throne at the right Hand of His Father!

To what extent will that LOVE go to rescue you! FAITH MUST BE BORN OF THE UNSHAKEABLE KNOWLEDGE OF OUR FATHER’S MAGNIFICENT LOVE FOR US and the Holy Spirit’s intent to bring us into fullness in Resurrection power!

ABRAHAM – BELIEF AGAINST ALL ODDS

Abraham believed God! Abraham never doubted God’s word, nor was he shaken or thrown by the scope and magnitude of the promises! The Bible says that Abraham did not stagger in unbelief at the promises of God.  We are admonished in scripture that God is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. Abraham waited twenty five years to see the fulfillment of the promised son.  ABRAHAM WAITED BECAUSE HE SAW A CITY!  BLIND FAITH IS ACTUALLY FAITH THAT HAS SEEN!  What do you see…a city, a nation, an invention, a book, a business new technologies?

BUYING GOLD!

God admonished the Laodicean lukewarm church, “I counsel you to buy from me Gold tried in the fire!” The gold He was speaking of is tried faith refined and tested in the Fire, sustained through Love!  This is faith purified unto holiness! It is the gold with which dreams are purchased!  To possess this Gold is the evidence of all that is hoped for!  It is the economy of Heaven and is the very substance with which the Father created.  The Father’s own faith in His creative ability brought forth the worlds as we know it!  Dreams come forth based on a time tested relationship of knowing the Father’s love, knowledge of His faithfulness, goodness and integrity!  It is faith based on experience, knowing that the everlasting arms are always beneath us! That we always win!  God is not a man that He should lie.  Has He not said and will He not do right by you!

COSTLY DREAMS

What is now coming forth in the days ahead are the Father’s magnificent dreams placed in the hearts and minds of His children like precious gems. They are very costly dreams, and like Mary the Body is about to give birth!  We have had a small number of forerunners who have gone ahead to set the course, but the earth will now see the saints released and ideas birthed on a large scale!

I believe God has found a chosen generation and a royal priesthood that will serve His purposes for this hour.  A people like Mary and Abraham and Jesus RELEASED TO GO, Blessed by the Father—an overcoming generation whose eyes are fixed and fastened on the eyes of their Lord, fearing no man or beast!  A GENERATION THAT SHOUTS GRACE, GRACE TO ANY OBSTACLE HINDERING OR RISING TO IMPEDE THE ONWARD MARCH TO SET THE HEAD STONE IN ITS PLACE AND COMPLETE THE SUPERLATIVE WORK OF GOD TO ESTABLISH THE RULE OF THE KING OF KINGS ON EARTH.

Are we willing to pay the costly price to birth and walk with God through to the finish line to the fullness of the promise?  Will we continue to believe for the promises in the face of setbacks and troubles, to see it resurrected in the power of the Holy Spirit in fullness.  This is the victory that overcomes, even our faith!

A Tsunami wave of Answered prayer is coming but it is fiercely opposed!  The dream will be birthed by those who will not give in or give up, who know their God and do great exploits!  Who fight the Good fight of Faith!

Abundant Blessings in the Lord!

Faith Marie Baczko

A TSUNAMI WAVE OF ANSWERED PRAYER!

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!