Tomorrow January 2nd 2011 is the first Sunday of the year and it is customarily to deliver the word of prophecy for the year 2011. There are many others who have received their words of prophecy for the year 2011, and I would like to share them here (courtesy and credit given to openheaven.com which has brought them together in one place on their website; and sent to me by one of the church people). I will place the prophecy, visions and revelations that the Lord has given for the year 2011 only after sharing the message in church first tomorrow (message will be uploaded free online as always). Each person is permitted to see different aspects of the Lord’s revelation for 2011, and I will put what the Lord has shown online tomorrow night after the Sunday prophetic service in Cathedral of Glory (10am and 2pm in Singapore and via internet sharing in Sydney in the 4pm service). (We still are working on our streaming technology so apologies for not being able to stream the live messages yet). So in the meantime, enjoy the prophecies of other men and women of God listed below for you (Listing does not by any way mean that we either agree or disagree with them but thought them interesting enough for visitors to our website to read so they know that there are many others also having their prophecies, enjoy…):-
COLLECTION OF 2011 PROPHECIES courtesy of openheaven.com
2011 – A Year of Revealed Change and Transition
2011 will be a year of great change and transition within the Church. This change and transition has already taken place in the spiritual realm. In the coming year these changes will become visible within the Church in greater measure. I am seeing four areas of change and transition that will take place in the upcoming year which are outlined below.
A NEW ALIGNMENT WILL TAKE PLACE WITHIN THE EQUIPPING GIFTS
In the last several decades a broadened understanding has taken place regarding the ministry of the “Apostle and Prophet.” Movements have risen up around these two gifts. A critical linkage will develop in 2011 between Apostle and Prophet with the Evangelist for a three-cord, Spirit-empowered harvest of souls. The government of the harvest will be released. There will be a visible inclusiveness between these three gifts to prepare the Church for a supernatural harvest.
SUPERNATURAL BLESSING WILL APPEAR IN UNUSUAL PLACES
For 2011 many will make a great discovery – in the midst of their failures God will show up to bless them in spite of these visible and obvious failures. There will be a “revival of blessing” in unlikely and unsuspecting places. A “prodigal blessing” and feast is being planned and released for 2011.
When we stand in the middle of the debris fields of failure that many are experiencing, and when God comes unexpectedly with supernatural provision and blessing, that moment of mercy will produce a depth of humility, repentance and worship, which no successful faith-formula can ever provide.
Our songs of repentance amidst our failures, sung under the blessing of God, will release a deeper understanding of the mercy heart of God.
GOD WILL BREAK THE RULES OF RELIGIOUS PRODUCTIVITY
Recently, a counselor friend of mine spoke to a leader who was burned out. The counselor told the leader to stop studying, stop having daily devotions, stop making plans and simply learn to rest in God’s presence. None of these things the leader was asked to stop doing were wrong. They are all part of a healthy Believer’s life. The “spiritual disciplines” of his life had become the places from which he had tried to draw life. An orderly life had replaced Jesus as the Giver of Life. My counselor friend wanted this leader to break the rules of religious productivity in order to come back to the simplicity of faith in Jesus.
God is breaking man-made rules of productivity that tell us “doing more is holy.” God desires that we lay down the deception of trying to prove our worth to God through religious duty. Productivity is the language of slaves. Inheritance is the language of God’s children.
In 2011 God will ask His people to move into the deeper revelation of friendship that Jesus promised His disciples. In John 15 Jesus told these newly-defined friends that a master does not confide in slaves. Slaves are not receivers of revelation – only friends are. Slaves work from a list of duties provided by a slave master. Each day the predictable drudgery of the slave’s list produces a defeated heart in the slave. God wants His friends to hear His voice. Some have mentally moved back into the slave quarters of the past and now God is calling them back into friendship and into fresh daily revelation that comes from living in the dwelling place of His presence.
CHICAGOLAND WILL EXPERIENCE A BURN OF GOD’S PRESENCE
In prayer I saw an image of a large magnifying glass being held over Chicago and the surrounding communities. As a beam of light passed through the magnifying lens and focused its beam on this region, I heard the words, “A burn is coming.”
The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 burned for three days destroying the city and killing hundreds. In 2011 the coming burn of God will revive the Chicago region and bring thousands to new life in Christ. Hands raised in worship during “normal” worship services will be set on fire. People will literally feel the heat of God’s presence in their bodies. A prominent mega-church will experience a work of Pentecost that will challenge the understanding of some. The wise will wait to judge what is taking place. God will raise up an unlikely spokesman from among these burning ones to champion what God is doing.
Garris Elkins, Senior Leader
Living Waters Church – Medford, Oregon
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2011 is the Year of Prophetic Transformation and Our Inheritance!
John Mark Pool
Your Inheritance is Immense!
This is the beginning of many words that will begin to come forth concerning what the Lord has shown me that “2011 will be the Year of the Prophet!” You may take words this year and prophesy them into existence for Kingdom wealth transformation in 2011 and beyond!
And for this cause He is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance.—Hebrews 9:15 KJV
2011 is also a year to experience New Revelation! As the Lord gave me revelations for 2011, I had accompanying visions of the treasures of God’s Kingdom, and you will surely want to read on!
I was traveling in the Holy Land and walked up to the church at Ephesus and the church of Saint John in our recent travels. As I felt the Lord dealing with me, I paused and looked out at the expanse of the coastal region in which we had just arrived by ship. Just as I glanced out at the expanse, the Lord showed me immeasurable amounts of golden coins flowing down from above and landing all around this area. It was such a treasure, and also included were many precious stones such as diamonds, rubies, sapphires, and so many others that my heart beat with excitement. I glanced and then saw all the ruins again as stones and yesteryear’s history of these churches.
My heart yet pounded with what this meant, and I heard the Lord tell me, “The anointing of the sacrifices made from My servants like John and Paul are pulling out of Heaven the earthly abundance that will be for an everlasting memorial in My Kingdom!” I felt the hardships, such as shipwrecks, hunger, beatings, exhaustion and constant intimidations, hurled at their calling to establish this powerful Church and continuing witness for all of Christianity. God said to me clearly, “For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”
I felt tears running down my face as I pondered the resistance from all the forces of evil not wanting the beachhead of God’s truth to establish a foundation where others would be transformed in spirit, soul and mind. The Father kept assuring me that the anointing, the deposits of lives through their blood sown in this labor, are never-stopping; the eternal Kingdom treasures will only increase. I put a small pebble from the road in my hand and felt it was more valuable at that moment than any wealth this world could offer!
This was what our Father said about the treasures of this earth: they will only decay, rust and get moth-eaten, but His eternal jewels are from everlasting to everlasting. It seemed lifeless to think at that moment of more “stuff” that we do not need in contrast of the value this Church at Ephesus had upon the Kingdom of God.
Upon further investigation of history, I read that the Church at Ephesus established by Paul was essential in the region because this was also the capital of all pagan worship to the goddess Diana. Paul realized that the vast area of Asia Minor had to legally travel to Ephesus to make sacrifices annually to the heathen gods that dominated this land, therefore even the merchants, who only pretended to worship the goddess Diana, were very adamantly opposed to Paul’s new form of “foreign worship of an unknown” God through a resurrected Jesus Christ.
This was a great challenge to have in the headquarters of the pagan gods, both spiritually and financially, for Ephesus. This was not only a risk for their adherents of pagan worship, it was a direct danger to the local government for many to be swayed into freedom of worship of an eternal Savior that did not require paying local alms to the sacrifices of their pagan gods. It was also a huge, impending hazard to the area government’s financial structure. This made the entire message change its overall value, as well as the tremendous tenacity to establish the Church and God’s Kingdom in Asia Minor – when you are completely unwanted!
But, where we stood, the Word of God is still being preached in that region today. People are still hearing daily the Word of God, the message crying forward from Apostle Paul, disciples such as John and Mark and others, declaring, The value of the Kingdom of God is everlasting!
We who are in Christ Jesus are the very family of God with an eternal inheritance that begins when we say “yes” to Jesus Christ as Lord of our life!
Decree Your Kingdom Increase!
2011 will be a year of “re-ordering” for the Kingdom of God!
Have you ever prophesied, preached, decreed and stayed only to find your fruit seems dead? Do NOT give up, but decree your transformation begin now! God is taking what the enemy hopes as “disorder,” and in 2011 is changing it into Deliverance Orders! Begin now to prophesy and decree your disorder is transformed into your New Deliverance Orders! Become re-structured by God’s prophetic transformation orders! When the Word begins to turn things around, do not think it strange that you will have to “war” with your re-ordering Words to see them birthed into manifestations of completeness and deliverance from the enemy’s plans to rob, kill, and destroy your inheritance! Decree your Kingdom increase now!
Remember when the major prophet Elisha prophesied a new son for the lady who had made a room for the prophet? He was inspired to give the woman a word, which produced to the barren invaluable fruit. Yet just as her son reached the time to grow up as an adult and further his ministry calling (this was indeed at harvest season), then the enemy attacked her in the most valuable place – the heir to her inheritance; her family progenitor was now dead.
Have you ever had someone ask you, “What do we do now after our promise you prophesied has died?” It makes this prophetic calling become more understandable than just being a dispenser of words to others! I so appreciate the faith and the character of the prophet to go on with the Shunammite woman to literally take ownership of this valuable prophetic promise. Elisha taught us, then and now, we must know we have heard from God and teach others that the eternal value of our inheritance is certainly worth fighting for!
We must indeed notice this was more than just the giving of a “prophetic word” and moving onward; this was warring with the establishment of the Kingdom of God over the kingdoms of this world! This lady knew her source was a “Man of God” and not afraid of the conflict that lay on his bed. The prophet knew that God gave him the word, because the family’s inheritance was now twelve years old and continuing to witness the value of God’s eternal inheritance prophesied in the natural environment.
Thank God Elisha had the calling, the background of steadfast obedience, to learn from Elijah along with the determination to focus upon the mantle of the double portion that would not fail him in this satanic conflict. God was simply demonstrating to the Shunammite woman and the region that when God established this Kingdom with one Word, it was offered to His servants the prophets to continue this Kingdom by decreeing things that be not as though they were!
This is a message of the tenacity of God’s Called to demonstrate that this calling is not for the faint of heart yet is for those who will indeed fellowship with the cup of suffering as well as the treasures of blessings! When we listen to hear, to sow, to remain steadfast, we can be the message of God’s Kingdom, no matter the location, the circumstance, the difficulty or the occasion. God wants us to press into Him to become His Word to those who will be changed into the everlasting treasure.
Yes, our real treasure is not made with man’s hands, but it is the eternal relationship with the Father. The Father will openly reward those who diligently seek and obey Him by setting them over nations and kingdoms in the everlasting Kingdom of God, forever and ever to rule and reign with our Lord on high!
Seek First God’s Kingdom and Share the Treasures Now!
But seek ye first the Kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.—Matthew 6:33 KJV
Now, is it important to seek the Kingdom of God first? I believe this word is a clarion call to bring the Body of Christ back to the basic values of where we place our hearts as to the treasures we will demonstrate to others. As Christians, who are also the very heirs of the throne of God’s blessings, we must display to the lost our heart’s desire for the correct value of treasures while upon earth. Our examples come from Elisha, John and Paul, who told us not only to follow God and speak His Word but also to share with our families and the lost the eternal inheritance of God’s Kingdom.
Hear these words from Apostle Paul: “We also pray that you will be strengthened with His glorious power so you will have all the endurance and patience you need. May you be filled with joy, always thanking the Father. He has enabled you to share in the inheritance that belongs to His people, who live in the light” (Colossians 1:11-12 NLT).
God is our Creator of all that is created, and for those who know Him as Father, He has laid up eternal treasures as His inheritance for His family!
Good people leave an inheritance to their grandchildren, but the sinner’s wealth passes to the godly.—Proverbs 13:22 NLT
You may not have much earthly treasure to pass along in this life to your family, yet God tells us to lay up treasures of eternal value that nothing can destroy! What a blessing to have such a legacy of Kingdom wealth for our children’s children!
What is Valuable to You?
“For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”—Matthew 6:21
God wants our relationship with Him as our invaluable treasure to be enjoyed now and forever! Relationship with God is everything! We cannot value our eternal abode through comparisons to earthly treasures. God did not want us to view this in the natural but the “SUPERnatural.”
God does not want His children, His righteous, forsaken in their needs on earth, or have His “heirs” (seed) begging for bread. When we get the priorities of God’s Kingdom alignment adjusted, then the things we need will overtake us as blessings of His inheritance – beginning now. It is in the pursuit of the Father that the demand note is placed upon our inheritance, which we already have, and is afforded us now.
As I have been pondering and waiting upon the Lord, He shared with me that this next calendar year, as well as beginning now in the Hebraic calendar, is a year the Lord will begin to show His hand of judgment. Do not take this as something in which to be alarmed but as blessings to those who seek Him with their whole heart. As we do, also realize that judgment of God is aligned with His mercies that are new every morning! Looking to the Father should help us bring others to their everlasting inheritance, not lasting judgment.
John 3:19 says, “Judgment is based upon this fact: The light from Heaven came into the world, but they loved the darkness more than the light, for their actions were evil.”
However, Jesus came and brought the judgment to sin and resurrection life to us, who can now be the mercy that will always triumph over the judgment! Our mercies are new every morning, and we can indeed display the heart of our Father to those who are in need of being prophetically transformed into heirs of light!
If we seek first the Kingdom of God, not man’s ideas of finite fortunes, then all our needs will be met – and abundantly. Our loving Father, who has all the wealth at His disposal, does not want His children living as “mentally or physically poverty-stricken” demonstrations of Kingdom rewards. We do not have to meagerly exist on crumbs, barely getting by, when we are called as the inheritance of the Creator of Heaven and earth! As our hearts are united with the Father’s, then we will not only enjoy His abundance in every area, we will also be content with less physically, gaining greater abundance by sharing with others the spiritual treasures that last forever! That is called “spending our Father’s inheritance now!”
I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor His seed begging bread.—Psalm 37:25 KJV
Vision of Restoration of the Wealth of Family Unity!
Remembering the message of the prodigal son in a parable from the teachings of Jesus (Luke 15:11-32), the son had asked and received of his father the amount of his inheritance early. The father divided it and gave it to the younger son who quickly went out and squandered it on the wrong things of this world that did not bring any rewards or blessings. However, this caused the younger son to come to his senses, thinking that his father’s servants now enjoyed more than he did in the pig pen of his life.
Like the older brother and others, human nature would judge the younger son’s insolence; it would seem a justifiable reward to crawl back and take a servant’s role, while groveling his way back into his father’s favor. However, God had us view this not in the humanistic view of justifiable actions with accompanying consequences, but with the eternal view of being lost from the Father and now restored to far more of an eternal inheritance than this earth could offer.
Not long ago, the Lord showed me vividly the “better ending” He desires through us to complete the message from the parable of the prodigal son.
I was pondering on the restoration of the unity of faith in the family of God for the increase of God’s Kingdom, when immediately I was in the drama of the prodigal son coming home. I was walking beside him as he came down the lane, and his father was looking intently for him to arrive. As he got closer, the excitement was evident that this father cared for his son more than earthly treasures. He immediately hugged and kissed his long lost son, put on the ring and sandals, and began the feast and celebration of the dead son who is now alive.
I was then taken into the room of the older brother who was brooding and fomenting word curses about this celebration. As the father heard it, he explained that his younger brother was dead and is now alive. He told him that all this earthly wealth of his father was always his, but this relationship of our youngest is now home to enjoy.
I then was taken past what we read in the parable into the spirit realm of what I feel the Lord is saying to us today. In my vision, we were all sitting at the table of the feast, and the younger brother came over and apologized to the older brother and gave him a big hug. The older brother, yet a little reluctant to forgive him, was then relieved when the younger brother assured the older that he never wanted any of his earthly inheritance, “For now I have truly found – through a very hard lesson – the immense wealth of the eternal reward of our father’s relationship and family restored!”
I wept as I came out of this vision, for so many of us indeed have been one of the characters of this parable. No matter if you had been swindled, were the founding father of your family’s business, or the “Jacob of the family who faced off with Esau,” what matters is that we know the immeasurable riches of the eternal treasure of the Kingdom of God! As the vision ended, let me tell you the ending was a happy one. The older brother began to weep aloud and then also asked for complete forgiveness for building up such unwarranted animosity over earthly “stuff!” Both began to recount times past and joked together as in their youthful days, while the father and family began to cry with joy as the entire family was again restored to better than before!
2011 is Your Year of Prophetic Transformation!
Wow! God does not want to simply “fix up” broken hearts and messed up lives; He came to restore that which was lost from the sin of one man. He came that we indeed might not only have life, but when we say yes to Jesus Christ, we can begin a new relationship with our heavenly Father now! He says to share with everyone the message of the Good News that your inheritance must be spent now!
OK, so let us start giving away that eternal message and sow eternal treasures into hearts and lives desperate for the endless treasures of everlasting life! Go out and share this treasure with all those God leads you to, and let them know when they ask why you care; you must smilingly let them know you are supposed to be “sharing” or “spending” on them your Father’s inheritance now!
John Mark Pool
Word to the World Ministries
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2011 and Beyond: The Year of the Faith Force Driven by Love!
In the midst of turbulence, there is going to be a “faith force driven by love” that will consume the lovers of Jesus at this hour. Revivals of the past have always been first marked by men and women who considered their reputations to be crucified with the Lord and rose up with undying love for their generation.
Recently, I was on a flight back from Wales to America. On the flight we began to experience dreadful turbulence. People were scared. Everyone’s drinks were shaking, people were looking around, concerned, and the pilot came on the intercom with an alarmed tone, “Everyone be seated now and fasten your seat belts.” The stewardesses ran the carts to the back of the plane to brace for safety.
I was immersed in the glory of God, listening to worship on my iPod, when a faith came on me driven by love. I actually looked over at my friend Charles Shamp, who woke up from the turbulence, and I said to him, “We are entering into the Shalom of God,” in a sort of inebriated certainty, while the plane was violently shaking. He laughed! All of the sudden in front of 300 passengers who could hear me, I screamed, “Turbulence stop! THANK YOU!”
People at first laughed at me thinking I was a nut case, but then an awe-filled silence filled the plane as the winds immediately stopped and there was no more turbulence for the entire flight for hours. I gave glory to God on that flight as people could hear me testifying about the power of Jesus that stopped the winds after we landed.
The Lord put it on my heart that the lovers of Jesus consumed by God’s presence will dictate the times and season we are living in now. The very “winds of fear” that bind nations to living the typical life, will have to bow to the “love force winds” coming on God’s people in this hour. Only vain religion can stand in the way of an individual’s full surrender to these winds of change.
Faith Force Driven by Love
Oftentimes, even in powerful ministries and churches, men mask behind traditions of men and the spirit of religion, building empires to themselves without the help of the Holy Spirit. Subsequently, outside of those walls are dying souls who feel drawn to the supernatural in media and music, drugs and alcoholism, as there is no perception in their mind of a “love force” blowing in these empires that can be their greatest addiction. Many have not made Christ relevant to this post-modern society. Fortunately, a love war is here and the ones who choose full Holy Spirit possession, combined with character and integrity, will turn the tides and bring change to society, drug culture, media and more.
God’s Spirit is going to come and overshadow a Church in limbo between politics or total surrender to triumphant peace and unknown joy in God in His all consuming fire of love. The spirit of religion is being dealt with. We must begin to understand that oftentimes God will move not because of our theology but in spite of it. In fact, many of the early Church saints, even before they had access to the apostle’s doctrine, were known to have been consumed in the book of the Canticle of Canticles, or as we know it today, the Song of Solomon. It was like their Bible, because it dawned on them that this was an entire book prophetically written about the Bridegroom’s intimate love for His Bride!
Many of these early Church saints walked in such supernatural power and changed the world, while at the same time were fiercely persecuted. Felt persecuted lately? Here comes a time of God’s favor on His Church, as a faith force is arising driven by love. Every seed you have planted in the last ten years is about to be reaped in Harvest Glory this decade, along with a justice move of God that will surprise us all! But to find God’s justice, there must first be faith that refuses to give up. A Church of the Word and Spirit is arising and believing!
Lovers in the House of God
Jesus closed the parable of the unjust judge in Luke 18:8, saying, “I tell you, He will see that they get justice, and quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on the earth?”
God will move in these days in cities not because of good deeds, but in spite of them. Why? Faith is arising in the Body. Lovers who will transform society are drinking in the house of God’s wine. In Song of Solomon 2:4, the literal translation appears, “He brought me into his house of wine and his banner over me is love.”
The Message translation of Ephesians 3:14-19 says, “My response is to get down on my knees before the Father, this magnificent Father who parcels out all Heaven and earth. I ask Him to strengthen you by His Spirit—not a brute strength but a glorious inner strength—that Christ will live in you as you open the door and invite Him in. And I ask Him that with both feet planted firmly on love, you’ll be able to take in with all followers of Jesus the extravagant dimensions of Christ’s love. Reach out and experience the breadth! Test its length! Plumb the depths! Rise to the heights! Live full lives, full in the fullness of God.”
Christianity is about to explode out of the textbooks! It is no longer going to be a theory, an ideology, and it won’t be a humanistic morality club. Jesus is coming back for lovers. It is time for, “Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth!”
Father, thank You for letting a contagious explosive supernatural love revolution arise in the Body that will not be predicated, not directed, not assisted, not prepared by any ministerial effort.
When the glory of God shows up, man’s efforts to produce revival will be trumped by God’s glory that will bring about the restoration of all things before Christ’s triumphant return. The cloud is coming into the house of God. Now it will be time for the saints to let Jesus out. Many already think we are crazy anyway, so we might as well let Him out to all cultures in love. If we can embrace what Jesus said, “If they persecuted Me they will also persecute you,” we will do fine at this hour.
Also remember, holiness is not a bunch of folks that can pridefully claim they have achieved holiness like it is some Christian elite status like the Pharisees of old, but it will be simply a Body of Believers who celebrate the finished works of Christ’s Cross on Calvary. They will manifest what they believe and will fill the earth with the glory of God through the force of faith driven by love.
Weymouth New Testament: “He who believes in Me, from within him – as the Scripture has said – rivers of living water shall flow” (John 7:38).
Don’t wait for the Heavens to rent over your church or town, let them out from within you. Yes, Lord, and amen!
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Munday and Jennifer Martin are revivalists who are radically in love with Jesus and want to see God’s Kingdom come on earth as it is in Heaven. Munday and Jennifer both minister and preach in the glory realm of God, imparting revival fire and miracles to people, regions, and nations they visit, leading many into a life full of the ecstasies of God. With his wife Jennifer, Munday has traveled the globe extensively in 26 nations seeing literally thousands come to Christ through power evangelism, international crusade work, and prophetic street evangelism since 1999.
Munday and Jennifer have a strong burden to make disciples – a desire to see a supernatural Jesus generation rise up who will promote transformation and counter cultural reformation through intimacy with the Holy Spirit. It is their desire to help raise up an army of radical Believers in the Body of Christ who will storm the nations with the love of Christ through signs, wonders, miracles, and compassionate love.
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We Have Reached a “Fullness of Time” Juncture in Church History
Paul Keith Davis
Wanda, Natalie and I are just returning from a very fruitful series of meetings in Detroit, Michigan; Seoul, South Korea; and Auckland, New Zealand. One thing we received from each of these meetings is the clear evidence of a remnant company of people who have positioned themselves for spiritual breakthrough and a season of fruitfulness. There is a tremendous stirring that is taking place among various leadership who have been prepared for this season and also a remnant company of God’s people who will begin to restore “desolate heritages.” According to Haggai 1:14:
“The Lord stirred up the spirit of Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and the spirit of Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest, and the spirit of all the remnant of the people; and they came and worked on the house of the Lord of hosts, their God.”
This Scripture is a prophetic portrait of a season of supernatural restoration and the fulfillment of profound promises following Israel’s Babylonian captivity. Although the invitation was given to the masses, only a core remnant responded with faithfulness and determination. Daniel’s willingness to contend for the fulfillment of Jeremiah’s prophecy unleashed a spiritual visitation that provided a spiritual stirring which provoked the hearts of Zerubbabel, Joshua and the remnant of God’s people.
The word used for stirring in this context is “ur” meaning to awaken, arouse or provoke to excitement; to be stirred up. In contrast to sleep, the idea is the opening of the eyes. This is a picture of what the Lord is doing today. Ezra confirmed this reality in his prophecies, saying:
“Then the heads of fathers’ households of Judah and Benjamin and the priests and the Levites arose, even everyone whose spirit God had stirred to go up and rebuild the house of the Lord which is in Jerusalem” (Ezra 1:5).
On this past Day of Atonement, the Holy Spirit began to talk to us about promises we have held in our hearts for a number of years. These promises dealt with us personally and corporately as a generation. On that very day, Bob Jones phoned to share with us revelation he received on Atonement. Part of that dealt with the delay that we have experienced over the course of the last several years. In his revelations he was told that the 2008 Shepherd’s Rod that we jointly prepared will have much application in the season ahead. In fact, he said there has been a two-year delay in the initiation of these promises because of spiritual, political and economic circumstances we have endured.
Even so, I believe there is a remnant company prepared to move forward with a measure of stewardship of spiritual promises that will begin to provoke our generation to its place in destiny. We are seeing tokens of that in Mobile, Alabama, and other regions experiencing spiritual awakening.
These are indeed the most profound days in Church history. The Lord will display His victory and He will have His harvest. Our cry should be that of Abraham in Genesis 18:3, saying, “My Lord, if now I have found favor in Your sight, please do not pass Your servant by.”
The following will include excerpts from the 2008 Shepherd’s Rod. We pray the Lord’s richest blessings upon you during this season of transition and breakthrough.
Kindest regards and blessings,
Paul Keith & Wanda and the WhiteDove team
Much of the preparatory work that has been taking place within many of God’s people will be brought to a place of fullness or completion over this next season in preparation for “crossing over” into the land of fulfilled promises. Nevertheless, although a grooming mode will continue, these days will also be marked with divine visitation and personal impartation.
The Holy Spirit’s refining work will continue until the Lord’s return. However, there are crossroads in human history marked by divine visitation and spiritual outpouring that generates a harvest of souls and greater measures of truth and understanding in God’s Word. This is accomplished through individuals who have yielded themselves to God and become trustworthy stewards of His revelation and power.
We have come to such a crossroad that presently stands before us. We must take every opportunity to allow the Holy Spirit to sift from our soul every potential hindrance and encumbrance. Like David we cry:
“Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me, and know my anxieties; and see if there is any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting” (Psalm 139:23-24).
Breakthrough with the Young
The initial revelations given for this year’s Day of Atonement strategy started with a vision of young adults. Clearly, everything that God is doing today involves the entirety of His Church. Every age group, ethnic community, and demographic is called to their post of duty in this, perhaps the most crucial hour in Church history. Nevertheless, the revelatory insights once again emphasized God’s heart to mobilize an army of young people with radical faith and passion.
This is also evidenced by the emphasis given to this age group by our adversary in his attempt to divert and corrupt this young generation. There is presently a battle raging for our children. We must be mobilized to meet this challenge and call for the truest form of Christianity that is filled with both Spirit and power. That is the only answer we can offer to win this generation. As the prophet Joel predicted:
“Then you shall know that I am in the midst of Israel: I am the LORD your God and there is no other. My people shall never be put to shame. And it shall come to pass afterward that I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions” (Joel 2:27-28).
Again, the Lord’s desire to emphasize the struggle for the young stresses its importance. The Lord intends to impart within us a form of faith that is saturated with joy unspeakable and full of glory. First Peter 1:7-8 declares:
“That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ: Whom having not seen, ye love; in Whom, though now ye see Him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory.”
Throughout Church history there have been crossroads where children and young adults were used to introduce an entire generation to the manifestation of God’s Spirit. One of the most well-known in our generation is the outpouring that took place under the leadership of H. A. Baker as recorded in his book, “Visions Beyond the Veil.”
This fascinating story highlights a group of young people visited by the Lord’s Spirit who experienced visions and revelations of the Lord that radically transformed them and their community. There have been other examples of this reality, but this one seems to capture our attention and imagination as a prophetic model of God’s intent to pour His Spirit out upon all flesh.
Part of the introduction of “Vision Beyond the Veil” states:
“Visions?…In the 20th century? You might dismiss the visions of other people with a shrug. But somehow, when it’s a child, it makes you stop and think. Only in this case, it was not just one child – but many.
“Children who had been street beggars before they arrived at the Adullam Rescue Mission asked God to reveal Himself to them. This book records the result of the faithful expectation of these young orphans. Unlearned and unschooled, they experienced revelations and visions of Heaven surprisingly accurate to the Biblical account. A truly remarkable book about the truly remarkable God!
“The morning prayer meeting was lasting longer than usual. The older children left the room one by one to begin their studies in the school-room, while a few of the smaller boys remained on their knees, deep in prayer. The Lord was near; we all felt the presence of the Holy Spirit among us. Some who had gone out came back into the room.
“Tears began to stream down the faces of all those present as they came under a strong conviction of sin – something we had been praying for a long time – and, with their arms in the air, they cried to the Lord for forgiveness. One person after another fell down under the mighty power of the Holy Spirit until more than twenty were lying flat on the floor. When I saw that the Lord was doing a really unusual thing among us, I slipped over to the school-room and told the boys that if they felt led to come and pray they might be excused from their school work.
“In a short while the Chinese teacher was left sitting alone by the table. All his pupils had returned to the prayer room, and were now enthusiastically praying and praising the Lord. When the teacher realized there was nothing for him to do, he decided to go home. I had not invited him to come in with the children for, although he had been with us a long time, he did not seem at all interested in spiritual things. He went a short distance from the house but then turned back. When he entered the prayer room no one noticed him; everyone was too busy having their own dealings with the Lord. He went to a far corner of the room, and, for the first time in his life, knelt down and tried to pray.
“The meeting went on hour after hour with the children showing no desire to leave. I had nothing to do or say; the Lord seemed in complete control; I just tried to keep out of His way.
“As the children saw, in their visions, the awfulness of Hell, the despair of those who were lost, and the indescribable evil of the devil and his angels, their agonized crying was beyond anything I had ever experienced before. It was all incredibly real to them. In their visions many saw themselves in chains being dragged to the very edge of Hell, which became an awful and terrible reality. As they realized they were sinners in the grip of the devil, who ought to be punished, they were terrified. But the grace of the Lord Jesus to bring freedom was just as real. The joy, laughter and peace they received and the knowledge of what they had been saved from was an experience which I am sure will never leave them…
“In the first few days no one paid much attention to eating or sleeping. Whenever the young people began to pray the power of God would come, causing many to fall to the floor. It was impossible to have meals at regular hours without interfering with the work of the Holy Spirit. As the power of God lifted from them, various ones would go out for a time to rest or eat something, and then they would return to the prayer room soon to be under the power of the Holy Spirit again.
“One thing is certain. All that was demanded of us missionaries during this move of the Holy Spirit was that we keep out of the way and did not interfere with His wonderful work. Our part was to open up our own hearts so that we too might have a deeper experience of the Heavenly blessings that were being showered upon us.
“From the very beginning our experience of the Holy Spirit at this time – the manifestations, the visions and revelations – was so beyond our own experience and knowledge that my wife and I said to one another that the only resource we had was to believe that God was bigger than the devil. We trusted in God’s promise:
“‘Which of you fathers, if your son asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead? Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in Heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!’ (Luke 11:11-13).”
There is an all out assault by the army of darkness against the young of this generation. Much of this war is fought in the realm of contemporary media. Nevertheless, where evil is abundant, grace will much more abound (Romans 5:20). Light will always overcome darkness! Our present call as a Body of Believers is to become the light of this world and illuminated with present revelation. Daniel foresaw this generation and prophesied:
“Those who have insight will shine brightly like the brightness of the expanse of Heaven, and those who lead the many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever” (Daniel 12:3).
Joy Unspeakable and Full of Glory
In Bob’s vision of this reality, the young people were very joyous as they were having personal encounters with the Lord. In the experience the youth were shouting, “Joy unspeakable and full of glory,” emphasizing this Scripture in 1 Peter 1 and God’s intent to manifest this aspect of His plan during this next spiritual season.
In its truest form, joy is a sense of well-being despite circumstances. Those that maintain this position in their hearts, and recognize God’s sovereignty, will begin to experience measures of glory in the coming season.
College campuses will continue to be visited by God’s Spirit to awaken this young generation to the reality of the true Christian life. Many of tomorrow’s champions will be identified in this environment and prepared to be used by the Holy Spirit, even in their youth. This will be part of the restoration of our inheritance that has become desolate. Isaiah prophesied:
“In a favorable time I have answered you, and in a day of salvation I have helped you; and I will keep you and give you for a covenant of the people, to restore the land, to make them inherit the desolate heritages; saying to those who are bound, ‘Go forth,’ to those who are in darkness, ‘Show yourselves.’ Along the roads they will feed, and their pasture will be on all bare heights” (Isaiah 49:8-9).
Many of America’s universities were initially formed as institutions to prepare people to carry the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the nations of the earth. This mandate will be recaptured with modern-day missionaries being commissioned and empowered with end-time anointing. These individuals will not merely carry good theological understanding but an experiential encounter that has transformed them.
The youth of this generation are going to discover exuberance and joy in God for which the spirit of this world has no substitute. They will discover that the greatest journey of all is to walk with the Lord Jesus and know Him intimately. Drugs, alcohol and other addictions will then lose their captivation among this group.
Panel of Seven Judges
The next vision highlighted a panel of seven God-ordained “judges” commissioned to begin judging prophecies to determine which are from the Lord and which are not. He saw six men and one woman serving in this capacity. Presently, there is a flood of prophetic insight being distributed to the Church. Many of the things prophesied are from the Holy Spirit while others are born in the mind and imagination of people, while yet others may be a mixture of both.
During Biblical times, the sounding of a trumpet was crucial. Their lives depended upon the clarity of the sound so that the people would know how to prepare themselves. There was a trumpet sound for war and another trumpet sound for a holy convocation. Our present call is for our trumpet to be clear, concise and accurate. This will begin to eliminate much of the confusion that now exists.
Our generation is desperate for a more sure word of prophecy. We must improve in this area. Thankfully, through these revelations, the Lord is emphasizing His desire to provide the spiritual insight we need to meet this challenge. In essence, the Lord desires to remove the leaven from our prophetic insight so that we see more clearly the path ahead and the necessary preparation to cooperate with Him.
During the prophetic ministry of Ezekiel there were many people prophesying false visions and utterances. The river had been polluted by the agendas of men. Even so, the Lord promised a time of restoration when gallant men and women would stand before God and say only what He is saying. Ezekiel recorded:
“Son of man, what is this proverb you people have concerning the land of Israel, saying, ‘The days are long and every vision fails’? Therefore say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD, “I will make this proverb cease so that they will no longer use it as a proverb in Israel.” But tell them, “The days draw near as well as the fulfillment of every vision.
“For there will no longer be any false vision or flattering divination within the house of Israel. For I the LORD will speak, and whatever word I speak will be performed. It will no longer be delayed, for in your days, O rebellious house, I will speak the word and perform it,” declares the Lord GOD.’” (Ezekiel 12:22-25).
The number seven is a number of completion and fullness. Seeing the seven “judges” does not necessarily imply that there will literally be seven people charged with this responsibility, although that is a possibility. Rather, we believe it is a commission being given to the Church and a complete release of grace to achieve it.
The entire Body of Christ worldwide will experience this measure of wisdom and understanding to discern His voice and be separated from others. The Lord promised:
“My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me; and I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand” (John 10:27-28).
The Spirit of revelation is fundamentally essential for the eradication of spiritual stupor that blinds our eyes and stops our ears from hearing clearly. Without God’s illumination, we are doomed to repeating past mistakes and failures. Moses’ generation missed their door of opportunity because they did not possess eyes to see, ears to hear and a heart to understand God’s purpose (Deuteronomy 29:4).
The Living Word
Separating the clean from the unclean and the precious from the profane can only be achieved by the manifestation of the Living Word. Hebrews 4:12 states:
“For the Word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”
These days will see the Lord returning as the Living Word to separate spirit from soul and judge the thoughts and intentions of men’s hearts. Many of our prophetic utterances are determined by the sincerity of our hearts. We simply cannot allow selfish ambition or personal agendas to dictate the flow of prophetic insight.
The prophet Micaiah is a wonderful spiritual type of this ministry emerging today. This man of God lived during the days of Ahab and Jezebel. On one occasion Ahab invited righteous King Jehoshaphat to partner with him in war against Israel’s enemies. Interestingly, Ahab’s desire was to retake Ramoth-Gilead, a territory that rightfully belonged Israel. However, this fulfillment would not take place under his unrighteous leadership, but at an appointed time.
Jehoshaphat purposed to inquire of the Lord to determine God’s will in this endeavor. Hence, Ahab paraded 400 of his prophets before the kings. Everyone prophesied the wishes of Ahab. Something in the heart of Jehoshaphat was not content with this perspective. He asked if there was yet one more who could contact Heaven and declare God’s heart. Ahab said:
“There is yet one man by whom we may inquire of the LORD, but I hate him, because he does not prophesy good concerning me, but evil. He is Micaiah son of Imlah” (1 Kings 22:8).
There was one prophet willing to say just what God was saying, and his name was Micaiah. This courageous prophet withstood overwhelming pressure from the other prophetic camp in order to stand before Israel and Judah as a righteous prophetic voice. First Kings 22:13-14 records that:
“Then the messenger who went to summon Micaiah spoke to him saying, ‘Behold now, the words of the prophets are uniformly favorable to the king. Please let your word be like the word of one of them, and speak favorably.’ But Micaiah said, ‘As the LORD lives, what the LORD says to me, that I shall speak.’”
Micaiah related to Ahab and Jehoshaphat his vision of seeing a deceiving spirit being commissioned from God’s throne to rest upon Ahab’s prophets. It is important to understand that these voices were Hebrew prophets that were supposed to be trained and equipped to stand before Israel as God’s spokesmen. But because of wrong motivations, God allowed a spirit of deception to prevail leading to Ahab’s demise.
Micaiah went on to prophesy the failure of this mission and the ultimate downfall and death of Ahab. Clearly, this infuriated the king who vowed to reward Micaiah with incarceration, saying:
“‘Put this man in prison and feed him sparingly with bread and water until I return safely.’ Micaiah said, ‘If you indeed return safely the LORD has not spoken by me’” (1 Kings 22:27-28).
The strength and fortitude of Micaiah is a prophetic model for the panel of “judges” that will bring separation in the coming days. All prophetic voices have the opportunity to allow this sifting and separation to take place within us so that our own voices would be pure and unadulterated.
The Number Seven
Seven seems to be the number with primary prophetic significance for this year. Seven is taken from a root word signifying completion or fullness. It is first used in Genesis 2:2 when God rested after the completion of His labors.
God rested on the seventh day because His work was entirely perfect and complete. Therefore, we can interpret this application to signify this year as a time of measurable completion of God’s preparatory dealings within our lives before the next installment of His plan.
God’s provision in and through the Lord Jesus is complete and perfect. The life that He demonstrated on earth and the power ministry that He conveyed is one that we can aspire to, but only through submission to the Holy Spirit. Seven is also a symbolic representation of the sevenfold Spirit of God that will rest upon the “sons of the Kingdom” (Matthew 13:38).
In Zechariah 4:6-7, 9-10 the prophet declared:
“Then he said to me, ‘This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel saying, “Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,” says the LORD of hosts. “What are you, O great mountain? Before Zerubbabel you will become a plain; and he will bring forth the top stone with shouts of ‘Grace, grace to it!’”…’The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation of this house, and his hands will finish it. Then you will know that the LORD of hosts has sent me to you. For who has despised the day of small things? But these seven will be glad when they see the plumb line in the hand of Zerubbabel – these are the eyes of the LORD which range to and fro throughout the earth.’”
The Seven Spirits of God will rejoice when they see a righteous “plumb line” being demonstrated among God’s people. That is the function of the seven judges who will begin to separate truth from the precepts of men. This work will begin to prepare the Bride of Christ without spot or wrinkle so that she can become one with the Bridegroom. This season of the Spirit will initiate this process in greater measure.
When a time of completion has arrived, then a day of new beginnings will be birthed. The Lord has “fullness of time” junctures in human history when His Spirit flourishes with fresh understanding of His nature and character. The results will always be a harvest of souls and greater influence in Heavenly places. This time of completion will launch us into such a time as that.
Someone once said that time was created so that everything would not happen at once. Clearly, Church history validates that we have been in a progressive recovery of lost heritage and the maturation of a Body of people to walk as “sons of the Kingdom.” We also have a Biblical promise outlining God’s ability to redeem lost time and do quickly what we perceive would take a long time.
After 40 years, Israel’s wandering came to a completion and a new beginning surfaced. Likewise, our generation saw in 1967 the long foretold restoration of Jerusalem into the hands of the Jewish people. That has also run a complete cycle marking another day of new beginnings both for Israel and the Church.
This reality also has significant implications with the political environment and our involvement in the war on terrorism. The Lord has made it emphatically clear that if His people will pray for our President and our armies that He will do something miraculous that will allow us as a nation to withdraw from Iraq in victory and honor, not in defeat and shame.
A Harvest of Prophets
In the next series of revelations, Bob saw a harvest of individuals coming from the black community, especially the young, who will immediately be thrust into an accelerated training and equipping mode to function as prophets to the nations. God has ordained for significant leadership to emerge from our black brothers and sisters with an emphasis on the revelatory gifting and prophetic worship.
Our counsel is to recognize this spiritual emphasis and cooperate with the Holy Spirit in its fulfillment. I have repeatedly heard the Lord say this season will generate a harvest of harvesters. There is a grace to win souls into the Kingdom during this new beginning with an equal accentuation on training and equipping.
During March, 2007, while doing a conference in England, I received a wonderful confirmation of this truth through Surprise Sithole. Surprise is a black man from South Africa and works with Rolland and Heidi Baker and Iris Ministries. I wrote about this revelation in my book Angels That Gather. The following is an excerpt:
“One final confirmation concerning this generation’s promised harvest arrived only days before this book was scheduled to go to print. While in Dudley, England, to speak at a prophetic conference, I met Surprise Sithole, African director of Partners in Harvest. He helps oversee, with Rolland and Heidi Baker, over six thousand Churches birthed through Iris Ministries in Mozambique, Africa. Notable miracles the Lord performed through this man of God are on record. On my behalf the Lord used Surprise to offer the final affirmation that this is the season for a harvest of harvesters.
“In my session, I began to speak about the revelation of the present mandate to entreat the Lord of the Harvest to gather laborers into the barn to be trained and mentored through a season of accelerated equipping for the great harvest. When I shared this revelation, Surprise grew very excited and mentioned that this was the first time a revelation given to him three years before had been confirmed.
“He related to the group how in 2004 he had been in a service and found himself troubled by some of what had transpired. He immediately went to his hotel room and knelt on the floor to pray. When he did, he felt a sensation of ascending, similar to what one would experience in a very fast elevator.
“When he opened his eyes, he realized he was having a Heavenly experience. There before him stood the Ancient of Days with millions of people prostrate before Him in adoration and worship. The transition from the natural to the spiritual realm had shifted so suddenly he was uncertain what had transpired. The Ancient of Days assured him he was experiencing a divine revelation with a strategic purpose.
“Surprise then found himself holding Heavenly fruit. With this realization, he also saw Enoch and Elijah standing at a distance. His first inclination was to share this fruit with them. However, the Ancient of Days informed him that the fruit was not for them but for the people of the earth.
“The Ancient of Days counseled, ‘Take this fruit and share it with your brethren in the earth, and tell the harvesters to arise.’ Surprise was overwhelmed by that statement’s magnitude. ‘How?’ he asked. The Lord answered, ‘The gifts are coming.’ Finally, Surprise asked one more question: ‘When?’ With that final question the millions who had been prostrate before the Lord stood to their feet and simultaneously shouted, ‘NOW!’
“I was thrilled beyond description to hear Surprise share this testimony of his Heavenly experience. He heard directly from the Lord’s lips the directive for the ‘harvesters to arise.’ This gave me the final confirmation of our entry into a season that will exhibit both the fruit of the Spirit and the power of God. The purpose of this impartation will be to gather a wave of harvest consisting primarily of harvesters to be used in the great harvest.”
Embracing our Opportunity
“We have reached a “fullness of time” juncture in Church history. God’s end-time plan is being catapulted in motion with a ‘breakthrough’ anointing. Naturally, this is not all He is doing, but certainly it is a vital part.
“The LORD has opened His armory and has brought forth the weapons of His indignation, for it is a work of the Lord GOD of hosts in the land of the Chaldeans.”—Jeremiah 50:25
End excerpt from “Angels That Gather.”
Paul Keith Davis
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2011 – A Year and Season of Great Transition for EVERYONE! HEARING God is Certain!
For over two years now, the Lord has been speaking to me about transition. One of the ways He’s done this has been through the number “11.” I’ve lost track of the dozens, even hundreds of times I’ve seen “elevens” – on clocks and thermometers, in dreams and visions, while reading the Bible, on the Internet and TV news, and even in the daily newspaper! God has used the number 11 to communicate to me that His promises are in the process of being fulfilled; in other words, “almost to completion” or “in transition.”
Early in November (another “11″ – the eleventh month), I sought the Lord about what He might want to say to and through me about the coming year, 2011. I heard, “2011 will be a season of transition, not just for individuals, but also transition in ministries and in churches. I will move My people to the next level. This will involve a relinquishment of expectations you have set for yourself. Be open to receive My expectations and directions for you!”
Increase of Prophetic Activity, Passing of Mantles of Authority, and Linking of Generations
God also indicated to me that in this coming transitional season, prophetic words and activity will increase and take on more importance in the life of His Church. Along with this, I feel urged to include a reminder that any Believer can hear the voice of the Holy Spirit, not just those with the gift of prophecy or office of prophet. The Lord can and does speak to all His people; we just don’t always know how to recognize it, perhaps dismissing His leading as mere coincidence.
Jesus said, “My sheep hear My voice” (John 10:27). He is gracious and will confirm what He has spoken to us through His Word, other Believers, circumstances, and a myriad of other ways. We are encouraged in Scripture to not quench the Holy Spirit or despise prophetic words, but to test them, and hold on to what is good and “on target” (1 Thessalonians 5:19-22).
In this next season, many will be passing mantles of authority and leadership on to others. If the Lord calls you to do this, do not assume He’s done with you yet! We will see an increasing linking of the generations to bring about a multiplication of God’s Kingdom and His work on the earth. He wants to work through individuals of all ages, as recounted in the Bible.
Samuel was a child prophet. Jesus astounded teachers in the Temple with God-given wisdom and insight at the age of twelve. Joseph, David, Esther, Daniel, and Mary were all youth when the Lord called them; they continued to follow Him through their mid-life years and beyond. Moses stepped into leadership and ministry at the age of eighty, and served the Lord with vigor for forty more years.
“Obey Me, Then Rest in Me for the Results”
The Lord has also been showing me that times of rest are critically important during transitional seasons when we are anticipating the fulfillment of His promises to us. On July 13, 2010, He gave me a vision having to do with fruitfulness and harvest, and instructed me that spiritual harvest would be greater when He is allowed to prepare the soil where we will labor.
He said, “Ask, and I will show you strategies. I am preparing soil in order to produce great fruitfulness; your times of resting in Me are part of the preparation. Yes, I will bring a full harvest! You will eat the fruits of your labor and rejoice in Me. Look to Me, believe Me, trust Me, and guiltlessly give yourself ‘space’ to rest when it is needed! Trust Me that much will be gained, not lost, as you rest in obedience to Me.
“I will bring the full harvest I promised you. Your job is to obey Me, then rest in Me for the results. You can plant seed, but you can’t make it grow. You can’t provide nutrients for the soil, sunlight to cause growth, or rain to water the crops. I am preparing and nourishing the soil to bring the fullest harvest possible. Trust Me during this time of rest and transition!”
How To Persevere During Seasons of Transition
Several weeks ago I was studying in the book of Ecclesiastes, and the Lord gave me additional instructions about how to persevere during seasons of transition: “Do your work as to Me (Ecclesiastes 1:3). What I have done will stand forever (Ecclesiastes 3:14); I have a time for every matter and deed (Ecclesiastes 3:17). Rest in Me, and cease striving (Ecclesiastes 4:6). Receive My instruction (Ecclesiastes 4:13).
“Enjoy the tasks I have assigned you to, and the work I have given you to do. Know that your work and your call are not in vain, and that I will reward you (Isaiah 49:4). Receive My joy (Ecclesiastes 5:18-20).
“Learn My wisdom; do not dwell on the former things (Isaiah 43:18). I have new things for you now (Isaiah 42:9; 48:6). I will show you how to proceed at the proper time (Ecclesiastes 8:5).
“I hold you, along with your past, present and future, in My hand (Ecclesiastes 9:1). Dwell in My joy, and be confident in My acceptance and approval of you (Ecclesiastes 9:7). Be mighty in word and deed (Ecclesiastes 9:10). You do not know everything your future holds; only I do (Ecclesiastes 10:14). Sow seeds of faith and righteousness in the fields I direct you to, and trust Me for the results (Ecclesiastes 11:6). You shall reap in due time (Galatians 6:9), for your labor is not in vain in Me. My words shall not return to Me empty, but will accomplish My purpose” (Isaiah 55:11).
Lord God, we come before You during this season of transition and new beginnings. We submit our plans and expectations to You, asking for Your guidance, Your direction, and for Your Kingdom to come on earth as it is in Heaven (Matthew 6:10). Help us to be faithful in the work You have given us to do.
Enlarge our vision; show us where our thinking has been too limited (2 Kings 6:1). We look to You to inspire us, to lead us, to teach us. We desire the heart of Mary, who took time to sit at Your feet, but we live amidst Martha-like distractions (Luke 10:38-42). Bring our scattered thoughts back to You, for You are the center of our lives and the core of our being. You are both our destiny and our destination.
Thank You for accompanying us on our journey, for You promised to never leave or forsake us (Joshua 1:5; Deuteronomy 31:6, 8; Hebrews 13:5). We seek You, asking for Your balance in every area of our lives. Where we have gone off-track, redirect and reroute us. Take us in a new direction; confirm the steps of obedience we have already taken. Open up new paths of opportunity, and unlock new doors of influence. For You told us to ask, and it will be given to us; to seek, and we will find; to knock, and the door will open to us (Matthew 7:7-8).
Be lifted up and glorified in and through our lives. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen, so be it, Lord!
I pray you will receive His richest blessings, both now and in the seasons to come!
About Carol Kelley: Carol and her husband Dave Kelley are both active in prophetic ministry, teaching prophecy classes and mentoring younger prophets. They received a call from the Lord in 1985 to minister prophetically, and have a vision for active schools of prophets to emerge within the Body of Christ. Their passion is to help others hear and recognize God’s voice. Carol, a musician, published composer, teacher and sixth-generation Oregonian, has a heart to intercede prophetically for Oregon and the Northwest, as well as cities and nations. Dave is Assistant Vice President of Finance at George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon, moving in an apostolic anointing to help God’s people become empowered as conduits of financial blessing. Dave and Carol are the parents of two sons and two daughters, as well as a daughter-in-law and two sons-in-law.
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The New Movement Is In the Adverse Winds
Tuesday, 23 November 2010 02:30 PM EST Barbara J. Yoder
Last month adverse winds struck in the most unsuspecting place: Arizona. Tornadoes came out of nowhere in a place no one expects them to come. Tornadoes are whirlwinds, adverse winds. What is getting ready to happen in Arizona?
Several months ago the Lord spoke several things to me, not long paragraphs, just short phrases, to give me hints about the future. One phrase was “fresh winds,” another was “movement,” a third was “awakening and visitation.”
I inquired of the Lord about the phrase, fresh winds. It seemed like all we were seeing were adverse winds. In Michigan we have had several wind advisories for gusts up to 75 mph. The day before Rosh Hashanah, the winds were so extreme in our area that they blew down power lines in the city of Detroit. These power lines hit homes or garages and, in at least five neighborhoods fires broke out. In all, 85 homes were destroyed.
I thought, What in the world was the Lord saying? These were not fresh winds. Fresh winds to me are soft breezes that are refreshing, cooling, gently blowing a sailboat along its course. These winds were violent, destructive and unrelenting as well as recurring. How was I to make sense out of this?
Suddenly I heard the Lord say, “The fresh winds are in the adverse winds. Don’t fear the adverse wind, but head into it.” I began to study winds in Scripture.
In Acts 27, an account of an adverse wind is reported. Paul had warned the centurion not to set sail but because there was a soft south wind, he set sail anyway. Shortly thereafter, “a tempestuous head wind arose, called Euroclydon” (v. 14). This is a destructive nor’easter wind. This wind thrust the ship aground, and it was destroyed. They ended up on Malta.
Throughout the journey, Paul kept his cool by seeking the Lord and His protection for the people. Despite the fact that Paul warned them not to go because this would happen, he did not get angry when they ignored him and the very thing he said would happen, happened. Instead he fasted and prayed for the men on the ship because he cared about them.
In fact the Lord said to him that not one of them would be lost. Paul encouraged the men with this word from the Lord. I wonder how many of us would have prayed for them like Paul after they disregarded his original warning. Not Paul—he hung in there and prayed them all the way through even after they disregarded the word of the Lord through him.
Paul’s stance throughout the journey got the centurion’s attention, and he came to respect Paul greatly, so much so that he saved Paul’s life. The sailors were planning to kill all the prisoners. All of their lives were spared.
Now the story begins to intensify and drama breaks out. Having landed by shipwreck on Malta, they made a fire to warn themselves. A poisonous viper was in the wood and leaped out of the fire, biting Paul on the hand. Paul just calmly shook the viper off.
Those witnessing it were sure he was going to die. He didn’t. The reality that Paul lived convinced the residents of Malta that he was a god. Then Publius, the leading citizen of Malta, took Paul and the others into his estate to take care of them.
Now the move of God begins.
Publius’ father was sick and dying. Paul prayed for him, then laid hands on him and healed him (see Acts 28:7). Paul did not look at the devastation of the situation. His eyes were on God. Though this was not God’s original plan for them, God never wastes a moment. So, through Paul, God began a healing movement starting with Publius’ father. Others noted this, and all the sick were being brought to Paul (see Acts 28:9).
There were fresh winds within the adverse winds. The adverse winds brought destruction. But that destruction caused Paul and the others to land somewhere they never would have landed had it not been for that destructive storm. The fresh winds of the Holy Spirit blew in a healing movement on the isle of Malta.
We are in days of extremely adverse winds. It is within those winds that the fresh winds will begin to blow. They are the opportunities that will arise within the troubled area to release the power of the Holy Spirit in a whole new way. It was a healing movement that was released on Malta. It might be a salvation movement in some other place.
But the message in the story is, look for the possibilities. Don’t be thrown by the loss and devastation. God is going to break out in the most unlikely places and through the most difficult circumstances.
Job experienced a devastating wind that blew down the four corners of his house (see Job 1). He lost everything. It was a horrible experience, one that took time to recover from. Yet his latter days ended up greater than his former. God did not intend for him to remain devastated.
We are in a brand-new day. The enemy will try to overwhelm us with what isn’t happening or with what is going down the tubes. But look up! A movement is about to break out. An opportunity to touch hurting people with the gospel of the kingdom will present itself. Run to the devastated areas. They are setups for a fresh Holy Spirit breakout. They are setups for a latter house that is greater than the former.
Kingdoms are clashing; conflict is increasing. This will cause many to be deceived, lose hope, give up and check out. But here is the message in Acts 27 and 28: Don’t give up; hang on; believe God and pray through. He has not set you up to be destroyed. He is setting you up to be a deliverer—a deliverer of healing, salvation or something else. Paul did not let the adverse circumstances move his internal compass off course. He kept looking for the Holy Spirit breakthrough and breakout. He kept going in faith.
In the adverse winds are the fresh winds of the Holy Spirit. Sail on! There is a planned Holy Spirit movement within the storm.
About the author: Barbara J. Yoder is the founder and senior pastor of Shekinah Christian Church (shekinahchurch.org) in Ann Arbor, Mich., and is known for her apostolic and prophetic breakthrough ministry. She travels nationally and internationally ministering in churches, conferences and seminars. She is the author of several books, including Taking on Goliath. To order a copy of the book, click here. Visit her blog page at barbarayoderblog.com.
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He Sees the End from the Beginning and He Will Make a Way
Taxes, threat of terror attacks, illness and aging, finances, political conflicts, family relationships, church struggles, fears, insurance issues, air travel impositions, job loss, gasoline prices, war, injustice, death – these are just a few of the enemies most of us face daily. Yet, let me also tell you what the Lord has spoken to my soul:
“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:6-7).
The Lord doesn’t want us to simply possess a generalized peace, based on having no particular problems; nor does He plan to give us a slightly spiritual, yet human-sized kind of peace. If we follow the sequence of obedience He presents, His intention is to shelter us in His very own peace: the imperturbable peace of God.
The peace of God is the deep calm that envelops the thought processes of the Almighty. He is never anxious, always in command, never without a remedy. He sees the end from the beginning and views the needs of man from the position of unlimited resources and capabilities. He perceives the needs of His children with both compassion and confidence, for all things are possible for Him.
The peace He gives is not only from Him, it is an extension of Him – it is the very substance of His peace. It is God-sized peace. It is this divine fabric that He says will “guard [our] hearts and…minds in Christ Jesus.”
Many Verses Same Promise
Some may challenge my interpretation, but remember the Savior’s promise:
“Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful” (John 14:27).
Again, Paul says,
“Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body; and be thankful” (Colossians 3:15).
These Scriptures and others reveal that there exists a place of refuge for us, a dimension guarded by God’s very peace, where we can abide. As we enter this realm of trust, the God of peace promises to actually crush satan beneath our feet (Romans 16:20).
Give Peace A Chance
Of course, we must decide what realm shall preside over us. Thus, the Scripture says, “Let the peace of Christ rule,” and “Do not let your heart be troubled,” and “Let your requests be made known to God.” The word let speaks of choices we can make with realities that are at hand. Remember, even as circumstances begin to trouble your heart, you can retreat from fear. For the peace of God is also accessible. Take authority over your fretting, worrying attitude, for “it leads only to evildoing” (Psalm 37:8). Stand, instead, in faith upon the promises of God.
Peace is our shield and the Word of God our weapon. Therefore, capture negative, unbelieving thoughts that would magnify problems rather than magnify the Lord. Our Father knows what we have need of before we ask Him (Matthew 6:8).
Cease striving and know that He is God! If you are weary, come to Him and take His yoke upon you. You will find rest for your soul. Finally, recall Paul’s words to make our requests “with thanksgiving.” Many have been thinking too much and thanking too little. Therefore, let us cast our burdens upon the Lord, for He indeed cares for us. He will make a way.
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Beginning in 2011 and maturing in 2012 much of the Body of Christ will progressively meet the real Jesus and become fully connected to the true HEAD Christ Jesus!
Meeting The Real Jesus
By Ron McGatlin
Have we really met Christ Jesus? Is it possible that we have met Jesus the Savior and Healer but yet have not met the fullness of Christ Jesus the King of kings, Lord of lords, and the Husband of the Bride?
Our Lord, as we know Him now, is awesome and supremely life giving. The Jesus we have already met is the source and the focus of our lives. Yet, we long for more. Many of us who have walked with Him in the Holy Spirit are still seeking and desperately desiring greater fulfillment of Christ Jesus and His promises. Our hearts long to walk as he promised in this world. Some of us have wondered why after much seeking we still are not really the mature sons and powerful disciples we long to become.
John 14:12: “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father.”
John 17:18: “As You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world.”
Mark 16:20: And they went out and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming the word through the accompanying signs. Amen.
Father, why are we so lacking in the love and power to do the works that Jesus did and the greater works He promised?
Recently, in prayer communing with Father in the Spirit, I was speaking to Him about the need and lack in much of His church, especially regarding the uncovering of vile and foolish stuff among notable leaders. A deep sense of disappointment began to be created in my heart because of the unwillingness of many to change from flawed, religious systems while resisting real purity and holiness. All of these things plus the literally explosive current world conditions began to be a heavy weight of concern. “Lord, how are we, how am I going to get through all this and that which is yet ahead of us?”
That is when it happened. Father spoke and told me that I must have a revival again in my heart to deal with all these things and make it through. Wow! I saw it. I cried out to Him to give me revival life one more time. Revival life is a hundred times more than the foundational life of loving Him and being with Him. Bzzzzup!!! In an instant life burst like fire into my chest. One more time I was on fire with life so abundant it seemed I might explode. After I was strengthened and filled one more time with revival fire God spoke again in response to my concerns.
I am introducing My Son to the church. I charge you to meet Him and introduce Him to His Body.
God desires to speak directly into our hearts and not into our heads to introduce us to His Son the most wonderful man you have ever met. There is no other person in all time or eternity that compares to this man.
Body, open your spiritual eyes and meet your Head.
Standing before you today in the Spirit is Christ Jesus, Son of God -Son of man.
The kindest and most gentle Person you have ever seen. You can see the kindness and gentleness in the countenance of His face and in the depth of His eyes. You can sense it in His manner and movements.
He is the strongest and most powerful person in all of time and eternity. There is nothing beyond His strength and power to create or change. It is through Him and for Him that all creation exist. All power rests upon and emanates from His Father’s throne and He is Heir to all things including all the power of His Father. There is not an enemy or danger He cannot overpower.
He is the most intelligent man ever to exist. He embodies all wisdom and all understanding of all mysteries. When He looks at you, you are aware that He sees all and knows all about you. There is nothing hidden from Him and nothing He does not understand to its depth.
He is the most loving caring person you have ever even imagined. His perfect love dissolves all fear in His presence. All who truly see Him are drawn to Him. You are completely safe with Him.
He is the purest and most holy person. You know there will never be a doubt about His character. You can completely believe and trust in every word He says. Nothing He would ever do or say could be less than sacred.
He is truth, and no lie is in Him. He is always completely honest and trustworthy. You can trust Him with your all.
He is completely real and the foundation of existence.
He is the supernatural spiritual master of all things, the Heir of all creation.
This person is the head of all things spiritual and natural.
This most powerful of all men who has complete authority over all things is meek and lowly. He is the most humble and gracious man ever from the beginning to the end.
He stands before you today with a sincere request, “Will you be my Bride”? Will you forsake all others and become one with Me? Will you have me as your Head and be my Body forever more. Will you allow me to become you, the new you? Will you become Me, the new Me on earth?
This is it. This is the big one. This is what we have been lacking. Only Christ Jesus can do the works of Jesus. He has been courting us and showering us with gifts. He has paid the price to purchase us from slavery to another. This most powerful man of all authority loved you so, and so wanted you as His pure Bride that he willingly gave His holy life to be shamed and His physical body to be beaten and crucified to cleanse and purchase you for His Bride. If you had been the only person in the world, He would have done it all for you.
He has saved us and healed us. He loved us in eternity and continues to love us. We have accepted His gifts and supreme sacrifice but withheld our pure affection from Him while we danced with others. Our religious things our worldly things our rights and our needs have betrayed us. It is this Man Christ Jesus as our Husband and Head that we really want and need. We will do His works when we are one flesh with Him when we are truly Him and He is us, joined as Head to the Body. He will not be joined to a harlot and provide His glory to another.
Do you want this wonderful Man or do you want to continue with what you have had, having only a Savior and Healer and some good gifts. Will you continue trying to date Him or will you become His Bride and walk in the world as He is in the world. If you are genuinely satisfied with what you have and how you have been, then please disregard this message, it is not for you at this time.
I don’t know about you, but it is for me. My God, My Lord, I come to you forsaking all others. I give myself to You fully and completely. I will honor you, love you, and seek to bless you with all that is within me all the days of my life and forever more. I accept you as my Head and my Husband and will keep myself from all others. Jesus, it is no longer I who lives but You who lives in me. The courtship is over, the time has come, my lamp is filled with oil and fully lit. Take me now and forever into your chambers. I am yours, have your way with me. I promise to never again turn away from you to another. I receive all your promises and trust you. I give unto you all my heart and life. Let me be pleasant to your eyes and my words pleasing to your ears.
Col 1:27: To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
Eph 5:30-32: For we are members of His body, of His flesh and of His bones. “For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” This is a great mystery, but I speak concerning Christ and the church.
“Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!
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The Season of Your Longing is Here
A Purpose That is For Now
God is continuing to encourage and re-establish kingly-priestly activity beyond the walls of religious meetings and events. It has always been His desire to manifest Himself through His people in everyday, everywhere, and everyway life. There is a strengthened reality of being a citizen of His present Kingdom that is breaking through paralyzed religious paradigms.
Hopes and dreams are being resurrected in the midst of down economies and doom and gloom eschatology. This is happening by His Spirit as He pours Himself out on all humanity. He is doing a swift work in educating and empowering His servants, mostly outside of formal education, in which faith and love trump denominational and doctrinal stagnancy. Kingdom citizens are no longer waiting for Heaven, but are now activated on earth and being celebrated in Heaven.
People of God are realizing that they have been delivered from darkness into God’s light for a purpose that is for the now. They have been freed to set others free, as Christ has delivered them to become deliverers of those in their land and spheres of community. Evangelism is no longer a goal but an outward flow of a life consumed in God, and forged by the fusion of oneness with Father, Son and Holy Spirit. They are not witnesses guided by a programmatic script, but have become fire-branded by the Holy Spirit to speak the word of God fitly spoken for every person, occasion and season.
The Partnership of God and Man Will Become More and More Seamless
Covenant relationships are founded and fueled by God’s love, ordained by Him; and because God put them together, these sons and daughters will not separate. The Body of Christ will learn community and communion with God and each other that make other practices lower realm and obsolete. Through the renewing of their minds daily into seeing the world as Father does, they will influence and lead their specific, assigned spheres in society.
It will not be a take-over as some may think, but a coming under as servant-leaders, which guide others into the Way, the Truth, and the Life. People will be magnetized to the Living God within them as friendship, relationship and trust are established and flourish among them. Eternal fusion of body, soul and spirit will be forged through Father’s covenant hands.
It is time for the Body of Christ to say, “It is because of who I am that I live in one accord with Father’s heart, and for His glory alone.” Mammon cannot penetrate the hearts of these Kingdom sons. They will seek Father’s opinion on all matters of life and business. There will be an explosion of vision and goodwill from the workplace that will rattle the systems of religion and shift the Church into Kingdom alignment.
God’s people will be thankful from a heart of humility, because only God could do what is being done and no man can steal the glory. There will be no confidence in the flesh but overwhelming and overcoming confidence in a God that provides all the increase for the days ahead. The partnership of God and man will become more and more seamless as dualism and the sacred and secular world-views diminish.
The Season of Your Longing is Here
Brethren, we are at a time where God is truly the God of our lives. This is the time that we all have been waiting for and yet it continues to unfold in marvelous ways beyond what we currently can see. This is the season in our journey where we draw the line and decide that we will not settle for less, we will not compromise, and we will not quit.
As God arises in each of us, the enemies of the Kingdom will scatter as the light of His glory increases. Look for safety in your relationships with each other. It’s not a time for being alone and being a lone ranger. The Body of Christ will more fully realize their need for one another and for real authentic community.
Be encouraged, for the season of your longing is here.
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Robert Ricciardelli, along with his wife Joyce, are the founders of the Converging Zone Network and Visionary Advancement Strategies. Through their connecting ministry, newsletters and social networking platforms, they bring collaboration to over 100,000 each week in various spheres of society. Robert’s 25 years in Corporate America have given him a broad world-view of the Kingdom of God in everyday life. Robert speaks at churches and conferences regarding the Kingdom of God, and practical ways to advance His Kingdom into every sphere and mountain of society. Robert is also a Kingdom business consultant, and a transformational life coach, assisting in the discovery of solutions that advance the destinies of individuals, faith communities and businesses.
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A Time of Transition: Open Up Your Heart For Fresh Vision
In these coming months many are in transition laying hold of fresh vision. We must begin to see ourselves in the role we will be in a year from now, a decade from now and even further. As we see ourselves in the place that God has for us, we need to understand the price we will be paying and the lifestyle we will be living at that time. As we begin to live in this way now, it will usher us into the determined place that God has for us.
Another Level of Transition
Habakkuk 3:19 The Lord God is my strength, and He will make my feet like hinds’ feet, and He will make me to walk upon mine high places.
We are in a time of transition and a time of fresh vision. God is taking things to another level as we press through into a new place in Him. Transitions are healthy and good for us. When we allow ourselves to be stretched into a new place we will experience fresh joys on the other side.
It is important that we open our hearts up to fresh vision from the Lord. It is too easy to go through life without any definite direction. If we allow this to happen we feel like we are in a hurry to head nowhere fast. A life without vision is a life that is destined to be a life without purpose. We must have vision to have purpose. Our number one vision is the Lord.
The Lord is fulfilling in Himself. When we find ourselves engaged in Him, abiding in Him, we should also be awakened to His heart’s desires. In His presence He pours out vision, purpose with an accompanying hope that is fulfilling to our lives. We should make the secret place with God our favorite place and out of this place discover a fresh vision and hope.
Matthew 14:28-29 And Peter answered Him and said, “Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.” So He said, “Come.” And when Peter had come down out of the boat, he walked on the water to go to Jesus.
There is much noise in the world. The anxiousness, cares of this life and focus on “things” opens us up to noise that chokes out the fruitfulness of His Word in us. Anxiousness kills joy and suffocates the life of God. We are called to live in the present, not in the future. The future is only a second away. Now is present, this very moment. We need not only vision to see the plans that God has for us in the future, but the ability to begin living the vision out right now. Decree and prophesy your future, this is the first step to living it out right now.
We release God’s life and plans with our very own tongue. The next step is to put practical legs to what you just spoke. We must begin to move into this next step. Many prophesy and receive prophecies for years but never activate these things because of not knowing the best way to take practical steps of faith. Yield to the Holy Spirit, speak a word of life over yourself then take some kind of step into it in the natural.
Many wait for and expect natural manifestation of their dreams without putting work, responsibility and effort into that dream. We must wholly invest ourselves – spirit, soul and body – into the dreams that He puts in our hearts. It is not enough to dream, get a revelation and vision. Get it, then just do it.
Step Into Your Vision
Habakkuk 2:2 Then the Lord answered me and said: “Write the vision and make it plain on tablets, that he may run who reads it.”
Dream Big. Take a step. A small step is still a step. Don’t compare yourself with others. Don’t even try to walk the same path that has worked for others. God has a custom-made path for each of us. Don’t let others dictate to you who you are, how you are to do things and what things are supposed to look like. Be unique. Be different as you follow what the Lord drops in your heart. No one else will ever do something the way you will do it. We are all originals. Our paths are particular to who we are.
Be content with God’s pleasure in what you are doing. Discover the vision God has for you. Allow Him to breathe on it with His Spirit. Find a joyful outlet for what He has put inside of you. Just be who He has created you to be, for no one else can. See yourself in the place He has called you to. Dream on it. Meditate on it. Give yourself to it as unto the Lord. Serve Him and others in the vision He calls you to, making Him Your creative Instructor. The Holy Spirit is the Helper and will help you. He who has done a good work in you will complete it.
Get Your Vision & Run With God!
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You Will Drink of Victorious New Wine
2010 was a year of hardships for the Church but lift up your heads, because in 2011 you will celebrate victory over the things that mastered you in 2010. The victorious Believer will arise in 2011 and be as bold as a lion. The power of Love will carry you into victory this New Year and the Church will get a glimpse into who she is.
Recently, I was traveling to speak at a conference in San Antonio, Texas, when the Holy Spirit began to speak to me about 2011. I had been searching in my heart as to what the Lord had for the Church this next year; I so desperately wanted to get a word from the Lord on it. I spent several weeks seeking, and at the most unexpected time He gave me an answer that I believe will both uplift and encourage the Church in this hour.
After arriving at the hotel, I could feel the Holy Spirit when I got into the room. I sat down and started praying and inquiring of the Lord what He had for me. I heard the Holy Spirit say to me, “2011 is the year of Victorious New Wine.” I could feel the weight of this statement and began to ask what does it mean?
Victorious Over Your Enemies
The Holy Spirit said to turn to the story of Abram and Melchizedek in the Book of Genesis. As I began to read the story I was astounded at the invitation coming to the Church in 2011.
The story goes something like this: Abram was fighting the armies of Sodom in the valley of Shaveh (the Kings Valley) and was victorious over his enemies in battle. Then the priest Melchizedek came out with bread and wine and offered them to Abram to bless him for the victory. Then the King of Sodom told Abram to go ahead and take the spoils from war and Abram said that he will not – because Abram didn’t want anyone claiming they made Abram rich. This was a powerful concept to not take the spoils so your enemies can’t boast.
Genesis 14:17-23, And the king of Sodom went out to meet him at the Valley of Shaveh (that is, the King’s Valley), after his return from the defeat of Chedorlaomer and the kings who were with him.
Abram and Melchizedek: Then Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine; he was the priest of God Most High. And he blessed him and said: “Blessed be Abram of God Most High, Possessor of Heaven and earth; and blessed be God Most High, Who has delivered your enemies into your hand.” And he gave him a tithe of all. Now the king of Sodom said to Abram, “Give me the persons, and take the goods for yourself.” But Abram said to the king of Sodom, “I have raised my hand to the LORD, God Most High, the Possessor of Heaven and earth, that I will take nothing, from a thread to a sandal strap, and that I will not take anything that is yours, lest you should say, ‘I have made Abram rich’—
In 2011 – We Will Overcome!
I do believe that 2010 has been a hard year for us as a nation as well as for the Church, as an apostolic governing Body. We have seen many hard situations economically, as well as personally. 2010 has been a year of God testing character and the enemy trying to win the war in our minds concerning our destiny, but I’m telling you that in 2011 we will overcome!
I believe even as March approaches that we will start to see a powerful breakthrough and victory over the enemy that devastated our economy, families, and lives in 2010. We must stay strong and fight because we are fighting in the Valley of the King and we will be victorious!
2011 will be a down payment of the Kingdom on earth! The tide will turn and you will see the Lord “Like a FLOOD” smash the works of darkness in your lives. He will show you kindness and will rescue you from those things that overtook you in previous years.
When the enemy reminds you of the struggles of 2010 put your head back and laugh and take a drink of new wine. When the enemies of your past come back to get you off course from your inheritance, remind yourself that the victory is already yours and the Lord alone will cause you to be bold as a lion and crush the head of the enemy!
You will drink of victorious, new wine which is the very Blood of Christ Jesus. It is the Blood of Jesus that the victory is in, and thus the very invitation to overcoming is in the Blood!
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EXCERPT FROM “PROPHETIC WORDS FOR 2011″
(This is the last few minutes of my annual prophetic word delivered at NEW SONG FELLOWSHIP December 12, 2011. To view the entire message in Quicktime video format click HERE.)
I have hesitated to publish this and have pondered carefully how I might word it in order to avoid contributing to the frenzy of fear-mongering that too often passes for the prophetic word these days. Because I value accuracy in the prophetic I don’t like to speak until I am fairly certain of what I’m hearing or sensing.
To the point: We, the United States of America, are headed toward an intense crisis at the presidential level, the outcome of which will determine the direction of this country for a number of years to come. I sense this crisis coming at or before the beginning of President Obama’s fourth year in office. I am therefore issuing an intense call to prayer because the prayers of God’s people, together with the spirit in which we offer them, will shape the aftermath of this crisis for either good or ill. It can be a wonderful and historic turning point for the nation or it can be the beginning of the shattering of our country with depths of division beyond any we have seen since the Civil War. Much depends on what believers choose to do now in the months we have in which to prepare.
Please note that I am making no political statements here. I merely point out that a crisis is coming, whatever form it may take, that it will directly affect our president and that the outcome of the crisis will be either restorative or destructive for us as a nation.
In order to be effective in praying toward and shaping the outcome of this coming crisis, we must first shed the anger that many of us with a conservative political orientation seem to allow to so easily overtake us. James 1:20 teaches that “the anger of man does not achieve the righteousness of God” and yet I continue to hear growing choruses of anger and bitterness coming from those who should know better.
Many of us will have to learn the meaning of Romans 12:20-21, “But if your enemy is hungry, feed him, and if he is thirsty, give him a drink; for in so doing you will heap burning coals on his head. Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” We must prepare ourselves to be servants, even to those whose opinions – or sins – offend our sense of what is right.
All of us must plumb the depths of I Timothy 2:1-2 and understand the true heart of Father God in it whose nature is love: “First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, for kings and all who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity.” No prayer offered in any spirit but His will be heard in heaven.
Even more importantly, we must understand the meaning of our true citizenship. “For our citizenship is in heaven, from which also we eagerly wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ” (Philippians 3:20). I love my country and am glad to have been born an American, but I will never allow my love for my country to become an article of faith. I belong to the kingdom of God. America is a place on a map. The kingdom of God is an eternal state of being in which the rule and reign of God are realized. Therein lies my allegiance. When patriotism becomes an item of faith, hatred is birthed and people always get hurt.
We are rushing toward a nexus in time, a very narrow passage in which even small events and minor decisions will loom large in their effect. We will need the intervening hand of God to achieve a good outcome and enter a season of hope. Saints pray! Pray in whatever way the Lord guides you to pray, but above all, pray in His Spirit and with His heart. We can affect the course of history.
I believe it is time for prophetic people to be held accountable for the fulfillment of their words – or lack thereof. If I therefore turn out to be wrong on this one, I commit to publish an apology to the body of Christ.
(Prophetic Moments is an occasional bulletin produced by Pastor R. Loren Sandford, New Song Fellowship, Denver, Colorado.)
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2011 – The year of the fire of God – The baptism of fire restored the church
Another year is about to dawn once again, a year full of promise for those who walk with the Lord. Everyone I meet is sure that time is passing more quickly than it used to, or maybe it’s because we are a lot busier than we use to be. We are living in the evening tide of time; the tide of restoration has been coming in ever since the reformation began and we are privileged to be alive in the hour when the tide of restoration and truth will become full tide. One thing is sure; we will be living in a very different world this time next year. The only constant in this world is that of change and it is happening very quickly.
Expect to see the fire of God to begin to be poured out in the coming year, this is the year of the fire of God, the baptism of fire is about to be restored back to the church. The fire of God will once again fall on the economic structures of the world starting in the USA towards the middle of next year. I saw this as a financial earthquake in which the tremors spread through the whole earth. The fire of God will not only be upon the church to purify, but it will also fall on the Babylonian financial structures of the nations as judgment. Isaiah chapter 60 is beginning to unfold upon the true church.
Isa 60:1 Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee.
Isa 60:2 For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.
Isa 60:3 And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising.
Isa 60:4 Lift up thine eyes round about, and see: all they gather themselves together, they come to thee: thy sons shall come from far, and thy daughters shall be nursed at thy side.
Isa 63:4 For the day of vengeance is in mine heart, and the year of my redeemed is come.
The year of the fire is upon us and we need to welcome, desire, and embrace this visitation from heaven, if you do you will never be the same again.
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God Says, “I Want My People to Agree with Heaven”
Christmas time is filled with much joy, isn’t it? I love the lights, the Christmas trees and lovely ornaments. Not to mention the festive gatherings with friends and family.
In between shopping, attending Christmas plays and programs and ministry opportunities, I have been pressing in for God’s direction for the next year on our Gregorian calendar. I believe the Lord spoke to my heart about coming into greater agreement with Him and His Word in 2011. I heard Him say, “In 2011, I want My people to agree with Heaven.” I am not writing on this subject because the topic rhymes and sounds good to the ear. I believe God is very serious about each of us understanding how important it is that we agree with what God says about us, our future and our relationship with Him, especially in this next year.
To be in agreement with God means that we have the same mind as He does. In other words, we are going to be developing the mind of Christ within us like never before! Some of the definitions of the word “agree” are: “To be of one mind; to harmonize in opinion, to live in concord, or without contention, to yield assent.” There are three words in which the Webster’s Dictionary uses to define the word “agreement”: concord, harmony and conformity.
Unity Releases Life and Victory
I believe that the Lord is asking that we yield to His divine direction for the upcoming year and that we purpose to live in “concord” or unity with His Word. What does that actually mean? Well, if we observe what God says concerning unity, we realize that it brings life. Psalm 133 is a perfect example of how unity releases life to God’s people. If only we completely understood that when we come into full agreement with God’s will and His Word, He actually breathes life into us, as well as our situations. But, there is so much more concerning agreeing with God. Matthew 18:18-19 explains the principle of the power of agreement for spiritual warfare:
Matthew 18:18-19 (ASV) Verily I say unto you, what things soever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in Heaven; and what things soever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in Heaven. Again I say unto you, that if two of you shall agree on earth as touching anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of My Father who is in Heaven.
In this passage, Jesus was saying that we have the power to bind the enemy if we will come into agreement with Heaven. The word “agree” in this passage is the Hebrew word sumphoneo, which again implies being in unity or being harmonious. However, it is connected to another word, phone, which is described as “noise, sound, (and) voice.” So, we can say that Jesus was instructing us to come into unity with the sound of Heaven and the voice of Heaven, which is God’s voice! Wow! Now this begins to make even more sense when we are binding the powers of darkness, doesn’t it?
I want 2011 to be a breakthrough year. I believe it will be if we agree with God’s voice. Whatever God is instructing and whatever His Word says, we must come into unity with it so that we can experience life and victory.
Our Wineskin Needs to Agree with God’s Plans!
In another study on “agreement,” I came across a passage that leapt from the page. I have taught on the wineskin many times, but I believe there is present revelation in this passage for us now:
Luke 5:36-39 And He spake also a parable unto them: No man rendeth a piece from a new garment and putteth it upon an old garment; else he will rend the new, and also the piece from the new will not agree with the old. And no man putteth new wine into old wine-skins; else the new wine will burst the skins and itself will be spilled, and the skins will perish. But new wine must be put into fresh wine-skins. And no man having drunk old (wine) desireth new; for he saith, The old is good. (ASV, emphasis mine)
Look closely at the first verse which I provided for you. Read this verse aloud. Did you notice that the new will not agree with the old? Looking at this spiritually, we can conclude that as God is pouring out His new wine (new revelation and fresh understanding of His Word) that any “old” understanding or “old revelation, or even “old mindsets,” will not “agree” or “be in unity” with the new. In other words, there will be no life in our wineskin if we cannot fully embrace the new. Hanging onto something old (old habits, beliefs, etc) will hinder our ability to fully walk in unity with God. We must come into complete agreement with God so that He can make us a new wineskin – only then can we experience the abundant life.
If you will read the last verse, you will read that many will desire to hang on to the “old” because they believe the “old” is better! There will be a great temptation to remain with what has been familiar. Embracing the new will require change and, therefore, some will resist moving forward in unity with God. However, I believe that if we will agree with all that God says, He will also empower us to move into the new with great confidence.
Overcoming Mindsets Concerning Poverty
I am fully aware that so many Christians are struggling financially during this season. At Christmas, money “pressure” is more difficult. I want to challenge you to not allow depression to hinder your joy during this glorious season. I wrote an entire book as to how to overcome a poverty mentality and walk in victory.
In my book, Crushing the Spirits of Greed and Poverty: Discerning and Defeating the Ancient Powers of Mammon and Babylon, I specifically minister to the heart of Believers who are struggling with finances. Please do not allow your financial disappointments to rob you of opportunities to agree with God concerning your future. Your old wineskin, which is soaked in disappointment and potential bitterness, will not agree with God’s divine will to cycle you out of some past challenges. Believer, God wants you to walk in total victory and peace!
It is time for your wineskin to agree with God’s Word concerning your future. As you “let go of the old,” allow the disappointments of the past to totally die. You cannot carry old disappointments into your future and walk in victory. Every disappointment you carry into your new season will sabotage your new beginning. Take a moment and confess to the Lord your past disappointments and then receive His love and power to move ahead. You will be renewed and refreshed as you also agree with His Word concerning your future.
Allow me to ask you a question: How long has it been since you pulled out your personal prophecies and prayed over them? I believe that before we enter into the New Year we must do this! As we do, we will get fresh vision for the season ahead. So pull out those prophecies and come into agreement with God, okay? This will properly position you for your year ahead!
Agreeing with One Another
I particularly love this passage in 2 Corinthians:
2 Corinthians 13:11-14 Finally, brethren, farewell. Mend your ways, heed my appeal, agree with one another, live in peace, and the God of love and peace will be with you. Greet one another with a holy kiss. All the saints greet you. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. (RSV, emphasis mine)
When we agree with each other, there is such peace. I am not advocating that we mindlessly agree with anything or any wind of doctrine or opinion. No, this passage in all about living in harmony. When there is harmony, there is a blending. A symphony has many different instruments each with its own unique sound, so when each is played they all harmonize and blend and make one sound. This is to what this passage is referring – one sound. This one sound should fully reflect the sound from Heaven. And when we are in agreement with one another, there is a release of even more life!
The Prince of Peace
Jesus is the Prince of Peace. He came to give us peace. This is not a peace that the world can give to us; it is a supernatural peace. However, we can only fully experience this type of peace when we are in agreement with Him.
I believe that in 2011 that we will experience much joy and peace as we walk in unity with Heaven. We may still be challenged with some difficulties because we live in a fallen world, but if we can agree with all that God says, we will experience hope, peace and abundant life.
I pray for each of you that you have a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy New Year!
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2011: The Year of Opening Doors
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Someone had asked me to share on what the Lord has been telling me about 2011. Honestly had not even gotten that far. But today in talking to a friend. Prophecy started coming out as I began to type. Then tonight a series of impressions and I got the words, “this coming year will be a year of open doors” so came to computer to write down what He might say. This was a different means of the Lord speaking to me in some ways.
He is the Door
The Way is through prayer, worship, & declaring the promises of God in His Word. In Acts 15 He says:
Acts 15:16-17 NKJV ‘After! this I will return and will rebuild the tabernacle of David, which has fallen down; I will rebuild its ruins, and I will set it up; 17 So that the rest of mankind may seek the Lord, Even all the Gentiles who are called by My name, Says the Lord who does all these things.’
In David’s temple there was 24/7 worship and prayer. The Lord indicated
to have more communion with Him, all the more as the time of His appearing
comes closer. This means more INTIMACY with Him which we know comes from prayer, reading of the word and meditating on it, and worship brings the presence.
Susan’s word I read tonight said:
“OH HEAR OH KNOW MY SWEET SWEET LIBERTY BILLOWING UPON THOSE IN GLORIOUS INTIMACY ….COME CLOSER AND REFRAIN NOT YOUR HEART NEW WAFTS AND HIGHER WAVES WILL SURELY START”
Presence also comes from living the WORD. That isn’t mentioned much but is so true. When the LORD sends you into the store to get milk and you have a divine appointment and follow through with what HE tells you, THAT also brings presence. Signs and wonders will follow the preaching of the WORD–However it is preached ! It is HIS compassion moving through you that will bring miracles. And this will be a year for miracles as His glory increases.
The times will require more intimacy to keep our sanity. Many will have to give up their homes and property due to hardships, but the LORD will restore and we will have what we need. Those in the world will not even have that.
“Many of you will be used as reservoirs of the Lord’s glory to be poured out upon MANY who will come to us for answers. Hard times will force many to lawlessness, but others will seek answers in the LORD. There will be more lawlessness this year, due to economic collapses. So be wise oh sons and daughters, do not spend your money on unfruitfulness. Support one another like the early Christians – you will have to SHARE your means with others.
It is not a time for selfishness, but it is also not a time for giving in to charlatans and carpetbaggers within the body who are lying to get more money, while they live in 3 million dollar homes. I will call many of them to GIVE up their lifestyle and if they refuse, they will be judged, in order to return their hearts to humility. Be careful not to scoff. For you know none of you is perfect. But do not give in to baseless wantonness of false shepherds.”
Doors of heaven will open and blessing of His glory will be poured out
“Visitations will start to cause a stir, and the excitement of His presence and that of His kingdom will not be able to be contained. A burst here, and a burst of glory there !”
I had an impression of a sledge hammer in the arms of a woman like when you tear down a wall, only she was tearing down the ceiling. So I knew it was a spiritual ceiling on our prayers, and that the woman represented the intercessors in the body, prophetically living out their lives of sacrifice, sowing into the body of Christ, and that there was a SUDDEN breakthrough.
Then I perceived with the breakthrough, rough openings and BRIGHT LIGHT shining through those holes. Next, the woman was knocked to the floor at seeing the light, a position of humility. I then got an impression that God was going to humble every high thing, every bit of self exaltation in the body will be removed. Every proud and arrogant person will be humbled.
[pride vs humility: http://www.upstreamca.org/pridevshumility.html ]
There is a sense of a fear of the LORD coming that will truly humble those who are always critical, bitter and haughty, in holding on to their sins and making excuses, without seeking the Lord. Those of course who are seeking Him for freedom will get that which they seek. For blessed are those who hunger and thirst for RIGHTEOUSNESS, for they will be filled ! As has been said before, the last shall be first and the first shall be last in this hour. And those UNPREPARED in their hearts, who are too busy to pray, too busy to worship, too busy to be in intimacy will regret the lack of time with the LORD.
Doors of Opportunity
The doors of opportunity will not come as many expect in the prosperity movement. They will come at a great cost.
Evangelism: ministry to victims of disaster and misfortune
Increasing earthquakes, rioting, violence due to economy and gov’t
Increase in things that seem like accidents, like fires,
Destruction of property, businesses, but it will not be an accident.
Terrorists at home and abroad increasing activity. Some covert will
become overt ! People will be more frightened, and seek God.
“ I have called you to be salt and light, in a world filled with turmoil and violence. Great darkness is taking over the earth, and deep darkness it’s people. But I WILL arise over you. I will set my jewels in primary places of judgments that they may SHINE in that darkness and rebuke the darkness through deeds of kindness & mercy. My love is to GIVE AWAY. It is not just to keep it for yourself. It is for the giving. I am a GIVING GOD. I love what I create. I treasure you, and will stand with you as you reach out to others with what you have. You may say to me, ‘but I have nothing’. ‘I am not rich. I have not stored supplies’ and I will say to you. REMEMBER THE WIDOW AT ZAREPHATH”
[ 1 Kings 17:8 +] As we reach out to others, God will reach out to us.
Impression of many starting to move out, into jobs overseas or other
nations due to increasing hardships, and the increasing lawlessness.
Doors of entrepreneurial opportunity, will open through invention of
Things that help practical need to live more frugally. Those called to be
planted here & called to help in this time will be given what they need to
help. Some through natural means, but also through many supernatural
Impression that we must have GREATER FAITH for miraculous provision.
That’s a “no duh” for those of us who have been being prepared. But all
this will be a great surprise for many who have fallen asleep. They will
need those with wisdom and who have already seen the LORD do miracles
in the midst of great affliction. There was the impression too, the harder
the times, the more miracles God will do. [ Now I know this naturally as
I’ve been overseas, but many who have NOT seen the poverty in other
nations will be shocked at the great benevolence of the LORD. ]
Doors of hope & reconciliation
Unsaved family coming to God. As we gather in homes/church prayer
groups to pray for the situations at hand, we will see:
Waves of grace and glory, with JOY, due to answered prayers.
Startling miracles, signs and wonders at preaching of the cross!
“The Lord is saying many of those who have been in hiding will come forth into the streets and there will be great miracles just in everyday life situations. Jesus wants all the glory. He is not coming to glorify a specific region, area, city or church. Not that some cities/nations won’t see more of His glory, but that will be because of seeds sown by saints, like little old ladies praying for years, or those who’ve been in training sowing seeds in the opposites as the world, living out death to self.”
That which is coming in persecution will come because of the enemy rising up to oppose the manifestation of the HOLY SPIRIT in our presence. GREAT persecution is coming. I sense we must be ready to move at short notice, to
be available to the LORD, and to be ready to be hidden in the real sense, just like the Jews had to hide from the Nazi’s in WWII. This will be most stressful for the unsuspecting. We must be VERY DEPENDENT on the LORD. He has been trying to get us more dependent on HIM than our own selves. He wants us more intimate and alone with Him so that we have the instructions we need. Turn up the WORSHIP because there will come a time
soon enough when we will not be able to do it so boldly as we have. If we are to see the glory, we must have more WORSHIP because WORSHIP brings the presence like nothing else. But we are not to be religious. GOD is giving GRACE to do what HE wants us to do if we ASK for it !
More Church scandals will be uncovered with more government interventions due to misappropriated money. Shocking indiscretions, pedophilia being exposed even more, and homosexual connections in the church overall. Infidelities of all kinds exposed as government starts investigating more Churches. [ Reminded of dream of Hitler in the church – see book on Hitler dreams at www.upstreamca.org/freebooks.html ]
However the Lord warns us to be careful to discern, because there will also be many FALSE accusations against Christians. Pray and don’t ASSUME anything. The enemy wants to take people out and to rob, kill and destroy. But God will use him to bring judgment on those with false motives. [ The beast will hate the HARLOT ].
Despite more opposition, God will release the ELIJAH’s in the land to confront the jezebelic church, and to preach on the streets with great anointing that will bring great conviction, and power that will be demonstrated that will SHOCK people into submission. There is still a little preparation time for this though. The Lord has been so patient to wait on those needing more healing and deliverance. He will not leave you behind. So don’t walk in self condemnation or stress. Wait on the LORD and HE will speak. Be serious about asking for the healing and deliverance though.
Isa 60:1-5 AMP
1 ARISE [from the depression and prostration in which circumstances have kept you--rise to a new life]! Shine (be radiant with the glory of the Lord), for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you! [Zech 8:23.]
2 For behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and dense darkness [all] peoples, but the Lord shall arise upon you [O Jerusalem], and His glory shall be seen on you. [Isa 60:19-22; Mal 4:2; Rev 21:2,3.]
3 And nations shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising. [Isa 2:2,3; Jer 3:17.]
4 Lift up your eyes round about you and see! They all gather themselves together, they come to you. Your sons shall come from afar, and your daughters shall be carried and nursed in the arms.
5 Then you shall see and be radiant, and your heart shall thrill and tremble with joy [at the glorious deliverance] and be enlarged; because the abundant wealth of the [Dead] Sea shall be turned to you, unto you shall the nations come with their treasures. [Ps 119:32.]
(dead sea, meaning the people dead spiritually )
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Prophecy 2011 and Beyond
On 9-3-10 I asked the Lord, what I can expect to see in the upcoming year of 2011 in America and throughout the world. I believe I heard the Lord say: “My son during the upcoming year you can expect the same thing as what you have seen this year. There will be little or no change in the economy. The weather will not be any different than what you have seen this year. The time of the end is near and what I said will happen in my word will be manifested throughout the earth. The earth will shake in many places and wars will continue to take place in various forms and places. I am about to move upon my people in a very meaningful way and the time has come to bring in the harvest of souls throughout this land. The one thing that will happen that will get a lot of attention will be the economy. There will continue to be a down turn in businesses throughout this land and those who are looking for work will not find what they are looking for. I am always available to those who don’t seek me for their needs for they will have a very hard time providing for themselves in the days ahead. I will not allow man to continue to live their lives without me being their source. The days ahead will be very hard for those who would choose to ignore me and go their own way”.
I asked the Lord again on 9-9-10 if there was anything else that he would like to share with me about the upcoming year of 2011 and I believe I heard the Lord say: “My son during the upcoming year there will be many that will fall by the sword. I am going to allow the war to begin that I spoke of in my word in Ezekiel 38 and 39. Yes my son this war will take place as I have spoken it and all will know that my word is true. Many think that these things have already occurred but I say no they haven’t. In the days ahead, much will be said of my word and many lies will come fourth even as it has in days of old. I will show the world that what I have said in my word is true and all will know for sure as time marches on. I am also going to allow the earth to shake in ways that man has yet to see and much fear will come upon the people as to what is to come. I am no longer going to hold back my judgments as I have in the past and man will now pay the penalty for its sin. Just to let the world know that I am the same yesterday, today and forever and that I do not change. What I have done in the past I will now do on a much larger scale. Look up my son for your redemption is drawing near. Many will try to explain away all that is taking place in ways that will exclude me but when I am through all will know who is in control. Down through the ages man has pretty much done as he pleases but in the future it will not be as it has been., I am in control and man will find this out in a not so pleasant way. I will do as I please when I please and my will, will be accomplished on the earth in the days ahead. Don’t allow all that you see cause you to fear or doubt that I will protect those who are mine for I surely will. No harm will come to my people but for those who oppose me will find out the hard way that I am all that I say I am”.
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Every year about this time I am impressed of the Lord to record what he is saying right now for the year to come. Of course I do this all year long, nearly every day. I bring what the Lord is saying. Yet a special portal of revelation seems to open at this time of year. Many do as I have done and write what the Lord is saying. I have been careful NOT to read or HEAR anything the Lord is saying right now thru other prophets. It’s critical to have an unspoiled fresh word. This is that. I had been waiting and then last night I was told by the Lord to get ready to receive what he wanted to deliver via his servant today. This is that.
WORD OF THE LORD FOR 2011:
This side up.
Subject to breakage.
Handle with care.
The Lord is saying: “The world you are living is becoming more and more fragile. More than ever. Things you thought were unbreakable are now breaking. Others will break in the year to come. A slight nudge, a tipping, a push and that which seemed to be solid and stable will shatter. It’s not the enemy. It’s ME!
Don’t consider this judgement, it’s refining. I am bringing you to the place where you see ME as the stone rolling down and crushing the kingdoms and false idols in your life. All that will remain is the Rock. The Solid Rock. The Chief Cornerstone rejected of the world. I am immovable, unshakable, indestructible. No matter how anyone, the world, the flesh, the devil, even you handle me, I am not moved. I AM!
Kingdoms, regimes, empires and systems of man have come and gone in my sight, but I am everlasting. Vain philosophies of man have risen and fallen but I never fail. I never cease.
Many wonder at the drift of man made systems of religions. Yet I am not changed. I still fill the temple with my Glory. The temple not built with hands. YOU are the temple. Many are being cleansed and filled to overflowing in the hearts of men. Religion cannot understand that YOU are the temple containing MY SPIRIT. I AM in your temple. This is happening everywhere, in places you did not know. In situations that seem to be hopeless. In places of great darkness, I bring light. Sometimes I even occupy places made of stone..but less than you think. Places of habitation made by human hands can never replace the places I CREATED for my dwelling place. YOU! Some places have been dedicated but the dedication I seek is the heart fully mine, the honor I accept is that dedication. I am sovereignly filling places around the world every hour. Thousands bowing the knee where hearts are being filled with MY Glory. This end time move has no name, no denomination, no title. It is one of I AM”.
Words for 2011 in the world:
• Korea: Leading to ONE
• Venezuela: Paper Tigers burn up
• Russia: Drifting to a former state
• China: Change – Fragile – Stumbles
• Australia – New Zealand: Turning a new leaf
• Europe: Backlash and restraint. Re Order
• Latin America: Pockets of violence, but goodness and mercy follows
• Brazil: A nation in redemption
• Africa: Divided and Dark. A pall hangs. Much yet to be done, but MUST be done by Africans. Not all help is helpful.
God’s Word for North America:
“I will firm relationships in the Continent. The younger and weaker will teach the older and larger. Terrorists on the border will become so blatant that the other brothers will have to reluctantly enter the war. One single event will trigger this move. It will not be resisted. North is the place of my occupancy. As I look to the south I see increasing levels of evil, corruption and schemes. This Starts where the ice never thaws and goes to where the ice never forms. As the heat increases so does the level of corruption. I shall not suffer this long”.
God’s word for The United States:
“Much must yet change for my adjustment I began from July 7, 2007 to be completed. Since the day of great light on August 1, 2010 many have fallen. I will shine light in a dark place and reveal the hidden. Many will say even in churches and fellowships, “That’s Enough”. They will say Peace Peace. Prosperity. Safety. All of these are true IF they are found only in ME. Any found outside of ME is false and fragile. You have drifted far from ME, now I will complete MY work in you. This will mean I am bringing you to a new place in ME. Since your hearts have been so far from me, many will find this new place uncomfortable and unfamiliar. That discomfort is an indicator of how much I need to do in your life STILL.
I will tear down all the high places erected against the knowledge of ME, the I AM, the ONLY TRUE GOD. It will seem like judgement, but it is bringing into captivity everything that has held MY people captive.
I am about to break the education system in your nation that has become a place teaching doctrines of devils. Thesis that are created by the enemy of your soul. Look for changes in this year. It has been going on for a while, but I will accelerate the changes in this year.
I will amplify righteousness in media. You are about to see things change in television and movies. Darkness and Blasphemy has become a stench coming up before ME. It has become a stench in the noses of those called by MY name. Many will turn away from corrupt communication. Exposure of those in media with the Anti-Christ spirit is happening before your eyes.
Music that brings JOY is being returned to you. Too long music has been a source of rebellion and indoctrination of the young. That is changing. Right under you noses I have raised up a generation of artists who carry this Joy. Many are aware of ME. Many have bowed the knee. They are bringing a new sound. It may not be music that is overtly in Honor of ME. I AM the God of Peace, Joy, Love. If it Honors that, it Honors ME. There will be some who will continue to use music to affect the young for evil. I am preparing a millstone for their neck. It is being placed there now. If they cause even ONE of these little ones to stumble…WOE!!! Watch and pray. Be careful of what you hear or allow to be heard. I will be honored. Repent and see the Salvation of YOUR GOD.
Many have placed faith in political systems and movements over faith in ME. Do you not know that I USE these things to move the hearts of kings. Your faith must be in ME to do right. Will not the God of all the Universe do RIGHT? Trust in ME to be established.
A stupor has descended when faith in other than ME come on a people. Faith in a man, faith in a party, faith in a spokesman, faith in a movement; these will leave you adrift. IF you anchor yourself only in ME you will not be tossed about and can watch ME MOVE.
There is great confusion in this nation. I am NOT the author of confusion. I am the God of beauty. The confusion causes people to resort to corrupt ways and live life in compromise. This confusion has rendered you unable to see the result of your slumber and sloth even in your assemblies. This too shall be broken off of you. This too shall be judged”.
God’s Word over the Chicago Area:
Long ago I spoke thru my prophets that a fire would come out of Chicago that would spread to the whole land. A great Chicago Fire. Many times since that prophecy there have been little fires that have broken out. Camp Fires. Sometimes a Bon Fire. But they were isolated and after a while have been extinguished. The piles of ashes and dead coals are everywhere. If a fire broke out it was criticized as being a false fire. That the real fire what in their movement. In their church. In their ministry. Both eventually burned out.
Because of this lack of unity the Fire I desire has been kept back. If my fire starters and fire keepers would borrow wood from one another, if they would stoke their brothers fire, if they would lend wood, or build their fires close together in fellowship, an unstoppable blaze would result. Instead one claims they have the fire. Another claims he does. An envy of fire builders stops all. Sadly, many who claimed fire had no fire at all.
Others had a fire and now there are just a few glowing embers left. They live in the warmth of remembering when the fire did burn long ago. The place I had declared would be a source of fire for the nations has remained cold, fragmented, dead or dying with only a few firestarters left with hope.
My prophesied fire can only come as the campfires, bonfires and others come together to create the great conflagration I have spoken. A conflagration that spreads like wildfire. One that consumes all the wet wood on the altar. One that burns away the dead wood of false religion exposing it in light and heat. I shall come and consume as a fire. There are places where hearts are right. The day is coming when I shall see the fire of MY GLORY burning bright in Chicagoland as I have spoken it…so shall it be”.
The Word of the Lord on the Economy and the Future Fears:
“There will be tidings of great prosperity and a bright future in the year to come. It is fragile. Very fragile. Breakable. There will be a day when that bright fragile future will be so much broken glass and if you allow it, it will cut you deeply.
There will be tidings of great doom. Hopelessness, decline, so it will appear. In a place captured by materialism as a god; will materialism need to be torn down and destroyed. This will result in good, a new normal based on stability, trust and Faith in ME. Do not fear the drumbeat of doom, hope is on the horizon, but it is hope based only in ME.
Some, even men called by my name, will say the good times are here again. While they speak my word, it will be much different from what you think. Everything you see around you is fragile. Many will try to use the breaking for their gain, for advantage, for change that is evil. Do not believe in their lies. This is ME setting things right. The days to come are days in which you MUST trust ME above all for everything because everything you trust other than ME will fail”.
Words Specific to situation and people:
“President Obama has been shaken. He is in a vulnerable place right now. His future in completing his full term as President is in the balance. There are evil men who would see him gone. I have instructed you to pray for leaders. President Obama must hear from heaven. He must have the intercession of the saints for his safety and the security of your nation. Evil intends him destruction.
Terror efforts are going to come. Fear will be the result. Do not fear the one who can kill your body, fear only the one who can destroy your eternal soul.
In the year 2010 I have given MY people a new set of instructions. Many have heard. Lead on. A change has taken place. It happened in August. You can trust in these new directions. Now is the time to refocus your affections on ME alone. Any other pursuit is loss.
There will be great upsets in the year to come in the physical. Birth pangs. There will be earthquakes, center of the USA, California, Alaska, far east. The weather will be severe as a norm. VERY COLD. VERY HOT. Abnormal will become normal. The groaning will become audible. Place all your expectations in ME. The world around you is changing fast, it’s of ME, yet I change NOT!
Some of this will be as never before. These birth pangs have not been seen before. I will use the pain of this to cause many to cry out to ME. Have you not read MY book, the Last One how I use various circumstances to cause those who will, to cry out to ME?
You were placed here to be my partner in the Glory that is being Revealed. False religions, false philosophies, false governments, false dependencies, will be torn down. They will be shown for the false assumptions and accusations that they always were.
You must not place your trust in any man during this time. I have demonstrated MY power to dethrone false gods in the past year, even those who were considered great in the Kingdom, to be brought down. This will accelerate. Those who carry a great call will be judged more severely.
You will lose by death 8 great leaders of the past move in 2011. Mourn not long. Moses MY servant is dead. Now the Joshua’s are coming up. Like a tree stump many will spring up from around them and in their great anointing AND GREATER.
The Glory of the Latter house will be greater than the former”.
Fear Not. 2011 is a new focus on the God of ALL the Universe.
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Pawns will overtake Kings in 2011
In 2008 The Lord spoke to me regarding a time where He would be walking down the line inspecting what His body has been doing – in His name. He was inspecting them like a carpenter inspects timber to see if it’s free of knots, and warping, and blemishes that would otherwise make it useless for Building. In the last few years we have heard many large ministries filing for bankruptcy, or falling due to moral failure, or unethical dealings.
In 2011 what you have seen thus so far will increase. Almost everyone will be able to identify with a particular ministry, missionary, or church that will be affected by this sweeping change. Many will say I am judging them and bringing misfortune upon them, yet I tell you that I am motivated by love, not anger. My love for the lost outweighs My ability to remain compassionate with leadership who have become comfortable, and turned a deaf ear to the leading and listening to My Holy Spirit. It is My love for them, to see them reignited by the flame of My Spirit that will remove them, not My anger.
There is a vision of a chessboard representing the church. You will see pawns will overtake Kings in 2011. Many key pieces will be toppled from the board, some will remain and slide into irrelevance. Some will return after a time of searching their heart, and learning to be re-trained in hearing My voice. Sadly, others will depart permanently. I tell you the enormous historic fires in Israel are symbolic of the cleansing fire that is now sweeping through My Church. Cleansing must always begin in My house first. Many of your Churches, Ministries & Missionaries will be challenged.
Many churches will seek to blame their adversary, the devil, for coming against them, yet It is not the Devil coming against them, it is My Holy standard challenging their flesh, and their flesh will not be able to stand. You will be surprised at some, some who you have looked up to and esteemed so highly, whom will fall away because they chose not to be anchored in Me when the storm came. They relied on, and were content to operate with revelation that no longer fits the environment they operate in now. As a result their wineskins will burst. As an appendix that bursts affects the entire body, so to will it be when those burst, that the entire body will feel the shock as it reverberates around the body. I command you, some of you will be raised up to show compassion and provide comfort for those who have fallen. Do not judge, leave that to Me, I command you to show them compassion.
I have already spoken to my Prophets that you will recognize My own by the fruit that they produce. Though my vineyard has shrunk, and disease has plagued those throughout my vineyard, removal of the diseased ones will allow a healthier breeding ground for those that remain. I will supernaturally breathe upon those that remain and they will yield more fruit than the vineyard achieved previously. There will be rapid planting with healthy new ones who will grow quickly in this most healthy environment.
Why must this pain happen to the church? It is essential that healthy leadership are in love with the lost as I am in love with the lost are established before the largest outpouring by My spirit takes place the world will ever see, as the final hour approaches. Can you not sense the groaning in the Earth for.the manifestation of the sons of God to rise?
The creation waits in eager expectation for the sons of God to be revealed. For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God.The fiery furnace that is refining many in this hour is done so that I will truly have a giant of an army mobilized and ready to be activated when the season arrives. (Romans 8:19-22)
Many who have been wandering the wilderness, hiding in caves, run out of churches and wounded by the saints are yet to have their finest hour. The pain of the pit that Joseph felt will soon wash away as my training ground has prepared them to do greater works than their former days. I will move them from the pit to the palace. Their maturation developed through sheer adversity has allowed them to know when to move and when to halt. Many of my horses who were locked in the gate, are no longer chomping at the bit in their mouth, nor kicking to get out. They now remain in perfect peace, and alert for when I open the gate and release them. My horses remain stationary with eyes fixed on Me.
2011 will be indeed a glorious year of triumph, yet also a year of great distress. Choose this day whom you will serve. Choose this day to be open to My Spirit. Choose this day to go when I say go, and to sit when I say sit. Choose this day to remove yourself from your titles and positions and think in terms of My body, and your role within it. The day is rapidly approaching where people will be desperate to seek Me in you, and no longer seek revelation through the religious structure. They will say, ‘Do you KNOW Him?’ and you will answer ‘Yes, I know him personally’. And they will say to you, ‘tell me about Him so that I too can be saved’. The highest motivation of love will be fully operational which will allow unity to prosper, and unity will allow My Spirit to move among you in ways that you cannot fathom in this present time. Once again I will display My power in supernatural ways that have rarely been seen in these last two generations, and once again, from My house, I will hear the sounds of unity and love that will bring in My presence says the Lord.
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Joshua and the End-Times Army
David L Smith
Joshua – the 1st mention of Joshua is in Exodus 17:9.
Joshua was an unknown before this verse; however, by the
use of the name, in its context, you can see that Joshua
was already a trusted person in the sight of Moses – the
Man of God.
In Exodus 17:14, there is an indication that the Lord
sees Joshua as the next in line for command & leadership
for the children of Israel. Indeed, after the death of
Moses, Joshua took over and led the Children of God into
the Promised Land.
This journey into the land (that the Lord had promised
Abraham and Joseph) began with the taking of Jericho – a
stronghold of the enemy. Most people do not realize it,
but the name Jericho is mentioned 12 times BEFORE the
book of Joshua. In the Bible, the number 12 is used as a
perfect number, signifying perfection of government, or
of governmental perfection. It is found as a multiple in
all that has to do with rule.
Jericho must be the one stronghold to be overcome before
the Children of God began to rule in the land that the
Lord had promised. The fall of Jericho sent echoes of
foreshadowing throughout the land. As a result of the
conquest that began with a shout – the Lord’s Army, led
by Joshua, swept through the land with supernatural power
– as long as the commandments of the Lord were kept.
The only setback for the Army of the Lord was when there
were those that chose to disobey the Words of God and lay
hold on the things of the world: fine garments, silver &
gold (Joshua 7). A household of the followers of Joshua
had chosen to seek after the things of the world (much
like Ananias & Sapphira did in Acts 5) rather than obey
the Words of the Lord.
Eternal rewards have much more lasting value than the
temporal rewards of this life. But, when believers of
God see with the eyes of Eve instead of the Eyes of
Christ, the fall will always happen. Perhaps, that fall
will not occur in this life – but there shall be loss
when the ways of the world are chosen over the ways of
This is the time of the year when words are set forth for
the coming of the New Year. In recent days, the Lord has
whispered – multiple times – the name of Joshua.
Hear ye, the Word of the Lord –
Moses, my servant, is dead. Now, therefore, arise, go
over into this river and unto the land which I have
already given to my Army – every place that the soul of
your foot shall tread, I have already given to you. There
shall not be any who shall be able to stand against you –
for as I was with My Mighty Men of God, I shall be with
you. I shall not fail thee, nor forsake thee. Only, be
very strong in the Strength of the Lord – and be of good
courage. Be vigilant & observe to do according to all of
My Word; turn not to the left, nor to the right, that
thou may prosper (have a good journey) whithersoever thou
Let not the Word of My Mouth depart from thee; meditate
therein day & night; let it be to thee as the breath of
thy life – that thou may do according to all that I have
commanded and thy way shall be very prosperous and thou
shall have good success.
Now, my Army – Hear ye the Word of the Lord:
“Go; shout & run and take back the land!”
David L Smith
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“The New Era and The New Books”
By Susan O’Marra
After our Christmas Family Gathering had finished, I was sitting in our living room relaxing and dwelling on the day’s events and on the fellowship that we had all had together. As I was sitting there, I saw a vision and I saw that there were many of us in the Body of Christ that had gathered in the heavenlies. We were all suspended in the air and we each had a small book in our hand. We all stood facing the Lord. He had a book in his hand. The angel with him motioned for us to give him our books. I reached out and handed him my book. The Lord then said, “You have been given time to heal and time to deal. Now it is time, for there is more I have yet to reveal.” He then handed us each the new book. It was one book, but it was given to each of us from his hand. As I took the new book, I knew that our lives would never be the same anymore. I also knew that what we had lived out up till now, was only a stepping stone to what we would now enter into and would walk out in the days ahead. I did not miss my book. I knew that what was done was done, and that we must move on. I felt a peace knowing that I had accomplished something in my life and that I was now to move into a new era in 2011.
The Lord nodded at my thoughts. He said, “Yes. It is a new era. Many have not yet understood that the hard changes were necessary to push them into the new things I had planned for them. So many of My Children are still bound to their pasts, to their hurts and to their emotions, and to their ideals, and these things cloud their vision and understanding of Me. But I had to bring them out of themselves in order to cause them to see who I truly am, and to see what their destiny is to be in Me. It is time to fully relinquish the old and the former things, and to take on the true identity that now awaits you. All that you formerly used as a reference to your identity had to be purged and destroyed. You could not walk in who you truly are, while looking at yourself through your own eyes. You must see yourself through Me, and in Me, and through My Word. So, now, you have each been given a new task.”
“You must read this new release of the Word through the eyes of your spirit in order to properly hear it. The voice of My Word will be heard, and will be understood as you eat it daily with Me. I have given you a New Era of Revelation and of Truth that will propel you into the years ahead in great liberty and in great clarity. Within these new pages you also come to understand what was written by the former sages. It is time for new understanding to be awakened. I have not allowed much to be revealed until this day, for the things written must be fulfilled each in their season. Many have had a partial revelation in order to cause a deeper pursuit of truth, but not for the fulfillment of the events. Your generation will stand and will fulfill much of what is left in the years ahead. Do not waste the time you have been given, but seek Me, and seek My Spirit, for in the seeking, you will find that which lies in wait for you. Everything is waiting for it’s turn, and you have been brought here in order to learn. You have a destiny to fulfill. Each of My Children has a key to unlocking their destiny. But it is up to you to use it properly and within the perimeters of My council. Keep My Word ever before you, and take heed its voice. For My Word will guide you and My Spirit will illuminate you as you allow it to unfold.”
“Your current era is ending on the earth as men currently know it. You have seen the death of many things and the birth of many things, good and bad. You understand the signs and have made some natural preparations, but you cannot fully prepare for the years ahead in the natural, for that which must be spiritually found is of even more importance. And that which is to be found shall become your solid ground. Only in the light of My Truth, can you stand firmly in this time. For all that you see in the earth right now shall pass quickly and shall be changed. Alliances will change. Borders will change. Laws will change. Heads will change. A new era of revelation has begun, and I am at work in the earth. Know that it is coming forth by My Hand. The shaking will bring greater tumult to many lands, but this is part of the transition and of the repositioning. You are to not judge things by what you see around you unfold. You are to judge everything by what My Word will reveal to you and by what the Spirit will show you to do and to say. Never lose sight of My Word. Value it’s council above all else. For My Spirit is life and it will strengthen you for each day.”
“Your willingness to relinquish your book to Me so freely shows that you have passed fully from the death that had bound you unto new life. You were able to trust Me enough to let go of your past and of all of your accomplishments, and had not held onto your identity of yourself within it all. This is what I seek. I desire for all of My Children to fully follow after Me and to not love their lives more than Me. I desire that My Children would let go of everything in order to gain Me. Even your individuality can separate you from Me, if you do not find your life hidden within Me. This is why this past season was so severe and why you had to fully die within the fires of My Judgements, to now be able to walk into this new era- into the unfolding fullness of My Life. I have waited for this New Year to come. I have waited for you and for My Children to mature sufficiently for this new day. You all shall glorify Me in everyway. My Light shall now increase within you and also without. Great trials and great victories shall signal this day. Rejoice as they come and take delight in Me in them all. Light shall break forth in everyway. ”
“The situations you are also currently in shall change and even more merge with Mine. What I have ordained for you shall bring greater order in your life and also new alignments with the unfolding of your new assignments. Do not attempt to hold onto what is ordained to shortly pass away. But reach forwards believing, reach into what is to now come, and you shall find great joy and great peace as you run. My timing is perfect in all things. I created all things. I sustain all things. I give life to all things. I am the end of all things. Trust in Me, and know Me in a greater Reality. I am the God that walks in the midst of thee. I am also the God that walks inside of thee. A new era I have set before you. Set your face into My Winds, and hear what My Spirit will reveal, and know that you were made ready by My Hand. I am your Seal. Within your hand shall My Book make you understand, and you shall fulfill My every plan. You are to rise up in this New Year and take your stand, and awaken to your new command.”
Era: A period of time marked by distinctive character, events, etc. The period of time to which anything belongs or is to be assigned: an epoch. A point of time from which succeeding years are numbered, as at the beginning of a system of chronology:
1 Timothy 2:5 There is one God. There is also one mediator between God and humans—a human, Christ Jesus. 6 He sacrificed himself for all people to free them from their sins. This message is valid for every era. 7 I was appointed to spread this Good News and to be an apostle to teach people who are not Jewish about faith and truth. I’m telling you the truth. I’m not lying.
Titus 1:2 My message is based on the confidence of eternal life. God, who never lies, promised this eternal life before the world began. 3 God has revealed this in every era by spreading his word. I was entrusted with this word by the command of God our Savior.
Joshua 1:8 This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.
Psalms 1: Book One 1 Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; 2 but his delight is in the law (instruction) of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night. 3 He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers.
Psalms 119:15 I will meditate on your precepts and fix my eyes on your ways.
Psalms 40:7 Then I said, “Behold, I have come; in the scroll of the book it is written of me:
Hebrews 10:7 Then I said, ‘Behold, I have come to do your will, O God, as it is written of me in the scroll of the book.’”
Psalms 139:16 Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.
Isaiah 29:11 And the vision of all this has become to you like the words of a book that is sealed. When men give it to one who can read, saying, “Read this,” he says, “I cannot, for it is sealed.” 12 And when they give the book to one who cannot read, saying, “Read this,” he says, “I cannot read.” 18 In that day the deaf shall hear the words of a book, and out of their gloom and darkness the eyes of the blind shall see.
Isaiah 34:16 Seek and read from the book of the LORD: Not one of these shall be missing; none shall be without her mate. For the mouth of the LORD has commanded, and his Spirit has gathered them. 17 He has cast the lot for them; his hand has portioned it out to them with the line; they shall possess it forever; from generation to generation they shall dwell in it.
-Susan O’Marra 12-26-10
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The Year of the Open Heaven: Kingdom Building is a Must
I sought the Lord, and He heard me when I asked Him what is in store for 2011. This is what I received:
2011 Will Be a Season of Open Heavens
• The angelic activity will increase and we will begin to see “pockets” of God’s tangible glory in many areas of the world.
• It’s blessing time and it’s prayer time.
• The Lord’s royal priesthood (see 1 Peter 2:9) will begin to emerge with higher standards of holiness without legal connotations making people afraid to move forward.
• Fear will be laughed at by those who have once been timid. They will roar like lions! The earth will shake at the sound of these lions.
Hosea 11:10 They will follow the LORD; He will roar like a lion. When He roars, His children will come trembling from the west.
• Prophecy will emerge with a focus on the King. Many will prophesy from the throne room, for they will have had audience.
Esther 5:2 When he saw Queen Esther standing in the court, he was pleased with her and held out to her the gold scepter that was in his hand. So Esther approached and touched the tip of the scepter.
This will be evident in many spheres of influence. Even the film industry will focus on the royal side. They will produce movies about royalty.
• America (and the world) will become fascinated with the upcoming wedding of His Royal Highness Prince William of Wales to the to-be Lady Catherine Middleton. “This will be a sign to My American Church the King is coming…the reigning of the Kingdom.”
Mark 11:10 “Blessed is the coming Kingdom of our father David!” “Hosanna in the highest Heaven!”
Focus on the King of Glory
As I continued in prayer, I saw in the sky a light brightly shining; it had a trail behind it, a long stream of light.
Acts 2:19 And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke.
“A new galaxy will be discovered by science and a new sign will emerge in the sky; a fresh excitement of the imminent coming of Jesus will be talked about in the House of the Lord in private and on the Internet. In the public arena, it will be a huge focus in 2011… fresh excitement!
“Souls will come in and many backslidden will come home,” says the Lord, “when you focus on the goodness of My Presence. They will come like flies to honey and they will stick!
“Yet, I warn you about the false and the profane, for good and evil are both present so man may make a choice. Do not be consumed with this, but aware. Many will make the right choice if My goodness is allowed to pass before them. Many are asking even now, ‘Where is the goodness of the Lord?’”
Exodus 33:19 And He said, I will make all My goodness pass before thee, and I will proclaim the name of the LORD before thee; and will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will shew mercy on whom I will shew mercy.
Then I heard the sound of thunder. Thunder coming from Washington, D.C. I heard the Lord say, “I love the nation of America.”
I hear Him say, “Beware of the foxes.”
Song of Solomon 2:15 “Catch for us the foxes, the little foxes that ruin the vineyards, our vineyards that are in bloom.”
“Many politicians will try to woo the American Church, and many will say, ‘See, it is because I have prayed, and God heard my prayer.’ I say to you, be careful of what you declare as your prayer-answered, for many a fox will try to deceive you… I ask you to once again take the position of watch and pray.”
Watch and Pray
Colossians 4:2 [Further Instructions] Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.
“Be thankful in all prayer and I will move. Be slow to speak and slow to answer.”
James 1:19 [Listening and Doing] My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry.
“I can change the hearts of man, but it won’t be in what they say, it will be in their actions; and KNOW them by the fruit of the Spirit – BY THE FRUIT.”
Matthew 12:33 Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit.
“The economy will take an upturn for one year; I ask you again to pray without ceasing. And do not decline your giving… it is here I will provide and I will do extraordinary things. Watch Me do this; I want to bless My people. The poor will be with you always. Be givers to the poor and I will take care of you.
“In 2011, many voices will come up – new ones and old ones that have been silent for years. Watch and pray, for keys of Kingdom-building will emerge like lightening on a dark night. Kingdom-building is a must for 2011.
Train The Newcomers Up
“Teaching will explode, for 2011 is a new year of SCHOOLS. Education will be a focus politically and spiritually. Train them up,” says the Lord. “Train the newcomers up.”
Luke 6:40 The student is not above the teacher, but everyone who is fully trained will be like their teacher.
“I shall place godly teachers in the public arena, and My Word will be debated in public schools. Yet, I will have a voice there and freedom will emerge. I will be proclaimed in 2011; this is the year of the open Heaven.”
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“A WORD FOR 2011″–A TWO-EDGED SWORD
Dec. 30, 2010
Hebrews 4: 12: “For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and
sharper than any two-edged sword.”
“What is the answer to many of life’s problems, would say the Lord?
Many think that they have all the resources to solve their problems.
But I tell you that you only have to look to my servant David, for he
was always inquiring of me. That is why I called him a man after my
own heart. So don’t go into the new year thinking that you have all
the answers. Even if you are an engineer, and you have a mind and
even a blueprint to build a certain thing; Is not the final
completions’ design something that can change?
The final answer comes from my voice, says the Lord.
Many will have new years’ resolutions for the new year, but the
greatest resolution you can have is to know me better. For I tell you
that you will need to. For with the new year, I have said that new
doors will open for ministry, but with the new doors opening up, there
will be a greater need for my spirit to help you withstand the
onslaughts of the enemy.
For I give a greater anointing not just for your own benefit. No… I
pour it out that it might be given to aid the body. For one anointing
is not just given to benefit one but many.
For this will be a year of great things, says the Lord. But with the
great things, comes a two-edged sword. For with a sword you can cut
asunder the deeds of the enemy, but it can also prick your own heart
as well. For those who have gone into battle wage a war that
continues. For with the battle comes a responsibility. For once
you’ve pierced the walls of darkness, then the mist is always there
behind those walls. But the darkness has never understood the light.
So with the greater anointing comes a two-edged sword.
Fight your battles wisely. Know when to draw your sword against the
enemy. For I tell you truly, that it would be wise to wear your armor
at all times. Leave it on at all times. For if a war broke out in the
camp at night and you were sleeping, would it not be easier to already
have your gear on?
So in this new year, be always ready. Be wise as serpents and innocent
as doves. Proclaim peace and salvation to the captives. Shun what is
evil, and learn to forgive those who are around you. For there is a
division amongst the brethren. There are camps that have already been set.
These are signs that the enemy has been at work there.
“The coming year will bring new doors of ministry, but it will also
increase the boundary between many in the body. Nations will fall;
more and more upheavals will be seen as earthquakes increase.
The poor will always need your help, but as the rich get richer, and the
poor get poorer, many are greedy for their own gain. ”
“WORD FOR 2011–PART II”
Dec 31, 2010
20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or
imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, Eph. 3:20
“As the new year comes into play, what types of things will you be
doing? Will you go about your business as usual? Will you pretend
that the world goes on as it always has? For with the new year new
developments will be seen, not only on the political scene but around
the globe as well. You will see strong ties being linked with North
Korea. For in secret ties are being made with China. Watch as the
events play out. For the focus of wars and skirmishes will not always
be emphasized with Iraq. The focus will change. World dominion and
power is something in secret that she longs to have. The scorpion
will suddenly strike.
But in spite of these things I stand ready to bless my people. I stand
ready to extend my arm of favor. No more will my people be begging
for bread. For the miraculous will be seen in many of your lives.
Money and checks in the mail will come at unexpected times. For I am
able to do far more than anything you might expect. Don’t expect your
income to just come from a secular job. And I will take the hands off
the destroyer. He who has come to destroy the lives of many of my
people will be thrown down. Many of your jobs and employment will
change. New avenues of employment will be seen.
But the world goes on as it always has. You live in a world where
greed and power still dominate. But in spite of the darkness all
around you, you can still be a great source of light to those around
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The Lord sings Over 2011
Precious brothers and sisters in Christ
Early in the morning on 31st December, I was awakened with a song in my heart. It was one that the Spirit had given some time ago. The Lord kept urging me to get up and go to the piano and sing it. As I did, there was a decree that flowed out of that song. I had the sense that I was singing over much more than my own situation. It seemed the Lord was singing through me over the year to come, singing words over the lives of His faithful waiting saints. So I recorded the song and you can listen to it on my podcast page:
The words in Hebrew ‘Ki va Moed’ mean ‘the appointed time has come’. There was also a scripture that came to my heart as I sang:
Psa 102:13 Thou shalt arise, and have mercy upon Zion : for the time to favor her, yea, the set time, is come.
For those who are unable to listen online, please email me and I will try to send you a copy of the mp3 file. Here are the words of the song I awoke with:
SPIRIT OF THE LIVING GOD, SPIRIT OF THE LORD
POUR YOUR LIFE UPON US, FILL US WITH THE WORD
THE WORD THAT COMES FROM HEAVEN, THAT DOES NOT RETURN VOID
THE WORD THAT WILL ACCOMPLISH ALL THE FATHER’S HEART
AND THE BLIND SHALL SEE
AND THE DEAF WILL HEAR
AND THE LAME WILL BE RELEASED
FOR THE PRISON DOORS
THEY SPRING OPEN NOW
THE POWER OF GOD IS HERE
YOU’RE HERE NOW IN YOUR MERCY, YOU’RE HERE NOW IN YOUR LOVE
YOU’RE HERE IN YOUR COMPASSION, FLOWING FROM ABOVE
YOU’RE HERE NOW IN YOUR JUSTICE, YOU’RE HERE NOW TO REPAY
ALL THAT HAS BEEN STOLEN, ALL LAID IN THE GRAVE
YOU’RE HERE FOR RESTORATION OF ALL WE’VE BEEN DENIED
THE DAY OF RECOMPENSE IS HERE – YOUR FAVOUR NOW PRESIDES!
Here are some of the words that flowed in the Spirit as a decree out of this. (Unfortunately I have not had time to transcribe the whole lyrics but would welcome anyone who is able to do so):
KI VA MOED, KI VA MOED
KI VA MOED, KI VA MOED
THE SET TIME HAS COME, THE TIME I DECREED
KI VA MOED, KI VA MOED
THE TIME TO SHOW MERCY, KI VA MOED
THE TIME FOR COMPASSION, THE SET TIME AGREED
KI VA MOED, KI VA MOED
THE TIME TO SHOW MERCY, THE TIME TO SET FREE
KI VA MOED, KI VA MOED
LET THE JUDGMENTS COMMENCE, HEAVEN HAS DECREED
KI VA MOED, KI VA MOED
THE TIME TO SHOW FAVOR, THE SET TIME IS HERE
KI VA MOED, KI VA MOED
THE TIME FOR MY JUSTICE, THE TIME TO SET FREE
KI VA MOED, KI VA MOED
THE TIME FOR MY MERCY, TO ALL WHO ARE IN NEED
KI VA MOED, KI VA MOED
THE TIME TO SHOW FAVOR, THE TIME WE AGREED
THE TIME TO ACCOMPLISH ALL OF MY WORD
THE TIME FOR RESTORATION, KI VA MOED
KI VA MOED, THE BLIND THEY SHALL SEE
AND THE DEAF WILL KNOW MERCY AND THE PRISONERS SET FREE
KI VA MOED, KI VA MOED
THE DAY OF MY MERCY, THE SET TIME IS HERE
THE TIME FOR COMPASSION, THE TIME FOR MY LOVE
THE TIME FOR FULFILLMENT, FLOWING FROM ABOVE
THE TIME FOR MY MERCY, THE SET TIME IS HERE
KI VA MOED, KI VA MOED
THE TIME FOR MY MERCY, FOR ALL WHO ARE BOUND
LET THE VEILS BE TORN, BREAK OPEN THE GROUND
LET THE DEAD BE RESTORED, LET THE PRISONER BE RELEASED
THE TIME FOR MY MERCY, THE SET TIME IS HERE!
KI VA MOED, KI VA MOED
TAKE OFF EVERY CHAIN AND LET THE BLIND SEE
KI VA MOED, KI VA MOED
THE TIME I APPOINTED, THE SET TIME IS HERE
THE TIME FOR MY FULLNESS, LET ALL BE RECONCILED
THE TIME FOR MY JUDGMENTS, KI VA MOED
JUDGMENT IS GIVEN, LET MY FAVOR PRESIDE
TIME FOR MY MERCY, IT FLOWS FROM MY SIDE
THE TIME FOR MY GLORY, THE TIME FOR MY LOVE
KI VA MOED, KI VA MOED
THE TIME FOR MY JUSTICE, THE TIME TO REPAY
ALL THAT’S BEEN STOLEN, KI VA MOED
FOR I WILL RESTORE ALL THE LOCUST HAS EATEN
RELEASE MY MERCY, KI VA MOED
KI VA MOED, KI VA MOED
OPEN THE PRISONS, KI VA MOED!
Please allow these words to wash over you and sink deep into your spirit. As you look out over 2011, lift your heads for our God is faithful and the appointed time has come!
In His great love
Christine Beadsworth (email@example.com)
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OPEN HEAVEN 2011 (Prophecy)
One night back in August I received two prophetic dreams within a couple
of hours. The Lord brought me back to that Prophetic Word this morning
and showed me that this word is for the body of Christ for 2011
Young Eagles Arising
Two nights ago I had an awesome dream. In this dream I was in a huge ancient place. There were surrounding mountains that appeared to be made of ivory. A lady was giving me a tour of this magnificent place but I don’t recall what her face looked like, all I could remember was that her temperament was pleasant and loving as an angel. As I walked with her we saw numerous eagles in cages of wood and metal but each eagle was in its own cage. They were not all full-grown eagles but they were all different ages and sizes. As she was showing me around we noticed one young eagle that broke out of its cage by breaking the wood by pushing it up with its beak and simply walking out. Although it was an eagle, its appearance was different from a full-grown eagle because it was still young. When the lady seen this she laughed in amusement and gently put
the eagle back in the cage because it wasn’t time for it to be released. There were also some young lions. There was one young lion that I knew was a female because it didn’t have a mane. It was on a long leash but I couldn’t understand why it wasn’t vicious.
As I continued to walk with her I was looking up in amazement at the huge arched cathedral ceilings which were approximately fifty feet high and made of a beautiful engraved stone. I asked her who owned this place and she said two Jewish monks. Then I looked up and saw two gigantic ancient doors made of dark brown brass. Engraved in gold leaf in the doors were the words:
“Tallit and Tekiah”.
I looked these words up the next morning and found that the tallit is a Jewish prayer shawl and the tekiah is the sound that a shofar makes.
Two hours after this dream I had another dream where I went back to that place and this time there was anointed music playing. I was talking to a man I believe was Jewish with a long robe. I seen the two ancient doors again and in front of the man was a podium with the inscription: Isaiah 45
Isaiah 45: 1 – 3
Thus says the Lord to His anointed, To Cyrus, whose right hand I have held – To subdue nations before him and loose the armor of kings, to open before him the Double Doors, so that the gates will not be shut: I will go before you and make the crooked places straight; I will break in pieces the gates of bronze and cut the bars of iron. I will give you the treasures of darkness and hidden riches of secret places, That you may know that I, the Lord, who call you by your name am the God of Israel.
This is a Prophetic word for the body of Christ for 2011
The Lord says I am raising up many prophetic voices from among you. There are many young eagles in training. As many of them are hidden away, some are in the fields, some are in the market place but each one is spending time in the secret place. They are in intercession and worshipping Me as they are preparing their hearts for what I have for them. These young eagles are being raised up to proclaim My prophetic voice and My Word to the nations. When they come before you, embrace them and do not refuse them because they are being sent forth as My representatives. Do not judge them by their outward appearance, education, inadequacies or lack of stamina. These are My chosen generation that will go forth with great power and anointing. They are warriors and have no fear of the enemies revenge. I will release to them the treasures of darkness and the hidden riches of secret places and you will be amazed what I am about to do with their lives says the Lord.
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WORD FOR 2011
The Lord has chosen the people and places for His Glory to dwell in the earth. He is adorning and beautifying those He has chosen (in the Spirit). These are the ones who are full of joy, and who continually praise Him for His goodness, even though much has not yet manifested. However, this company of believers is about to see such an overflow of abundant blessings in their lives, that they will hardly be able to contain all that God will pour out.
There will be such a manifestation of the power and presence of Holy Spirit in these lives, that people will see and be drawn to them. God Himself will make a name for them. No self-promotion will be needed. Wealthy men and women from all nations of the world will be drawn to these believers in the places where God has planted them. There will be no lack of finances for the work of the Kingdom. It will be evident to all that the very hand and favor of God are upon these people, ministries, and churches.
Even though the Lord will make a name for those He glorifies, only God will receive the glory for the miracles, signs, and wonders. As in the early church, these present day disciples will humbly glorify the Name of Jesus, desiring no recognition for themselves or their ministry.
Jeremiah 13:11 – “‘For as the waistband clings to the waist of a man, so I made the whole household of Israel and the whole household of Judah cling to Me,’ declares the Lord, ‘that they might be for Me a people for a name, for praise, and for glory…’”
Jeremiah 33:9 – “And it shall be to Me a name of joy, praise, and glory before all the nations of the earth, which shall hear of all the good that I do for them, and they shall fear and tremble because of all the good and all the peace that I make for it.”
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Our Promised Church
By Daniel Garza
This coming year 2011 Our Promised Church will raise up like never before and upset the religious rituals. Be ready my brothers and sisters for a fresh anointing is falling upon God’s people. Get ready for a mighty move of God to take place as you finish reading, the Lord will anoint and use you mightily.
2Peter 3:14: Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.
In the area of repentance many of us have found ungodly things within ourselves. So, too, we are beginning to find things in the institutions we have built. God’s patter is to uproot, tear down and destroy before He rebuilds. Before the Kingdom can be further built up, many man made structures have to be torn down. God has been gracious in giving us the opportunity to clean our house and reorder our lives rather than bringing the judgment we deserve.
In the New Testament, we find one of many confrontations between the Pharisees and Jesus. They asked Him, “By what authority are You doing these things?” It was not Jesus’ preaching or healing or miracles alone that pushed the Pharisees to take His life, but the fact that He disrupted the established order of Temple operations, overturning the tables and driving out the money-changers. This horrified and mad the Pharisees mad, who demanded that Jesus prove His authority to challenge centuries – old traditions with such a raw and emotional display.
We often refer to this incident as the cleansing of the Temple, but that is misleading. This was no once-over with feather duster; it was not even a spring cleaning. Jesus was giving a living, prophetic-picture-violent, rowdy and entirely impolite-of what God was going to do to the Temple some forty years later through Roman conquest. At that date God would not come and cleanse the Temple; He would cause it to be destroyed.
When God actually destroyed the Temple. He did not go in with paper towels and a bottle of Windex, the entire system went down. The in breaking Kingdom is giving birth to a different kind of church. It is unpredictable, exciting. It is a lot of work. It is spontaneous. When people meet, things happen that can come only from God. Suddenly prayers get results. People break away from lifelong habits and a flood of love is released in their hearts.
The way God is moving in parts of the Church today makes it hard to give any human being glory. This is a revival people did not plan. There is nothing ordinary about it. It was born out of the power of God.
I want to be involved in something that human beings cannot create, and that is what the in breaking Kingdom is. It calls us out of our graves and unwraps us form our grave clothes and sends us back into the world alive. What is wrong with the Church? She is not the one promised to Jesus. We will be a Church not born in the corporate headquarters but like the impossible promise given Abraham by the Spirit of God.
The Church promised Jesus will not lead a double life, and she will not be full of guilt because she is having a secret love affair with the world. Jesus was promised a glorious bride, blameless and holy, without spot or wrinkle. He does not have that bride yet – but He will.
Happy New Year (2011)!
Blessings and Love
White Wings Int’l Healing Ministry
Eagle Pass, Texas