I knew this encounter recorded in America’s Home Invasion (two years ago) had an astounding futuristic lesson in it. TODAY’S headlines are pointing to that season right now. A growing moral dilemma is expanding at our southern borders, causing great division among people who would normally agree, even of those in the Church. God is not a democrat or republican. He is God. The answer is corrective to a nation of lawlessness, that let greed and slavery of all kinds, replace good moral judgement. Those who have prospered and gained in this, by flooding the border with illegal aliens, have been at the helm of the ship, until recently. Still, there are those who are tirelessly working to exploit this condition at the borders to serve their own narrative, where now only the media is their helm and rudder.
As a crisis it has come to a head. Because America is being corrected for her waywardness. Making America great again is actually a disciplinarian act of God, and that includes whom He lets practice at the helm, even now. It is not easy because strongholds have been erected in the land, due to years of our disobedience and subsequent captivity. We have just recently broken out from under the jurisdiction of a foreign spirit. The gallows and rope, of a Haman kind, is still swinging in the wind. But a plot and a craft is being turned around. Let us pray that it is not only being delayed. The confrontations are not abating, they are mounting up. Were it not for the following encounter I wouldn’t know what to think! But, God has made me see His sorting hand through all of this as a prophet intercessor, as HE does for all those who set themselves to pray for a nation. America will have to right her wrongs. At the same time we have laws and borders for a reason. As we have property lines, locks, and doors. Let us learn from:
America’s Home Invasion.
My husband left the house at 5:44 am February 8, 2016. I was in our upstairs bedroom working on my website. This was very unusual because normally I’m downstairs with him every morning at this time. He came up the stairs to say good bye, before heading out the door on a trip he was taking. I heard the front door close in the living room behind him … continue
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It is the message of the New Testament poured down through the ages, sealed by the crimson flow of the Cross of Christ. The Covenant between God and His people through His Son.
May this website bless you and encourage you to be all that you are called to be in Him.
All graphics and photography on this site other than my own, has been purchased for use. Anything beyond that is the result of a public domain search and is protected/in compliance of the fair use copyrights act.
Remnant Nation Radio w/NeWinePouring.com is a prophetic (and often poetic) view of the sojourning bride of CHRIST, in our world today. Joining the voice of the Spirit and the Bride in their end-time ministry that calls for Christ’s return.
NeWine Pouring is a dream journal website where you can access teaching articles, and prophetic words produced out of a call to intercede for America. In 2004 the Lord gave Deana and her and husband David direction to move to the Eastern Seaboard of the United States to pray and teach prayer for America.
Over a span of 37 years Deana has ministered in outreaches, prisons, jails, churches, and women’s meetings. After several years in property, business, and people, management, the Lord called her aside into a life of full time prayer and writing in 2007.
NeWinePouring’s articles have been viewed by individuals from 128 different
countries, where various websites have posted prophetic words and teachings generated from NeWinePouring.com. The recorded visits of these articles and podcasts, collectively, have far surpassed 500,000 readers. iheart Radio enabled NeWine Pouring to acquire Station Status with Spreaker three years ago, in a recent endeavor in podcasting. We are celebrating 10,000 plays with 8 thousand due to Remnant. The NeWinePouring podcast called Remnant Nation Radio is gaining new listeners every day, while we are working on ideas for studio webcasts, as well.
Deana: “My husband and I, of 35 years, reside near the foothills that ascend towards the Blue Ridge Mountains, in Western North Carolina. We have 3 children and 6 grand children. My husband and I accepted a mandate regarding prayer for America, that began with our oldest son moving to the east coast, after attending a youth rally for Christ in Washington, DC., in 2000- paving away for our whole family to answer such a life altering call. A few years later we would all be living near the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, in North Carolina, 2800 hundred miles from a land cut with deep canyons, rivers , and jagged peaked mountains, we called home. Idaho was where our people lived for five generations who traveled out west as pioneers.
Both my husband’s and my own family tree, have roots in North and South Carolina as far back as the Revolutionary War. The blood sweat and tears, that was exacted upon our family lines to live free in America, personalized our desire to see this nation turn to God.
Geographically, our hearts have been torn between East and West coast, fueling fervency in intercession as we crisscrossed this country over a dozen times now. Calling upon moves of God over each State as we traveled through. In 2011, I was allowed the privilege to join a minister friend of mine, traveling the region of the original 13 colonies on a prayer tour. Visiting 15 Capitals, and senate chambers for prayer and prophetic proclamation, ending at Washington DC., after moving near the Blue Ridge Mountains in Western NC., where we are responding to new prayer mandates, while teaching and preaching the word of God.
After all these years I believe I am now entering into the final phase of my ministry that explains the events of my conversion. In 1978, I received an open eye vision of the Lord handing to me a blazing torch out of heaven that lit up the night sky; I was 17 years old. Later, I would understand that experience to signify a commission of God to an end-times prophetic ministry. There after, I began to have visions and dreams of America’s final days before Christ’s return.
The problem with “on earth as it is in heaven” is the warfare in between. Knowing our authority, the weapons of our warfare, and the promise of God, secures heaven’s dominion to this earthly plane. Hear about the vision that drove this home for Deana as she shares a prophecy, as well.
God gave us the sword of His word, and King Jesus’s personal armor (that HE himself forged) to carry out mandates of our God. On earth as it is in heaven.
Listen to this podcast for a prophetic word that will re-ignite those who have worked long in the field of this end time harvest.
In Acts Chapter 16 we read about the young woman that attached her self to Paul’s entourage. Paul, who was called to Philippi to do an Apostolic work, became greatly troubled by what seemed to be this young ladies worship and shouts for people to come hear the way of salvation. What could possibly be wrong with that? She was a fortune teller possessed with the spirit called pythos. In this podcast:
Deana teaches on spiritual warfare, the small time operatives of Satan, and the principalities they are working for. Be not ignorant of the Devils devices! See how this same spirit is operating among us today, and how you can identify The Python Resistance, working among us.
Podcast: The Python Resistance.
The Python Resistance is an act of warfare (in the spirit realm) that targets apostolic moves of God, or new beginnings. From church government, to street outreach, or bible study, this operative is stirred up at start up. Listen to- The Python Resistance and get all the down load on this teaching that will help you recognize if that satanic work is undermining what you are being called to do, in your own life. – Deana Barnes
The Body of Christ has elbows and knees just like any body would have. They are the joints that connect the body, that mobilize the seperate parts they are connected too. When a connector anointing joins two different functions together in the Body of Christ, they themselves, enter into that function’s heavenly reward, for being the (connecting tissue of a work) in the righteous acts of the saints.
1 Corinthians 12:27 Now you are the body of Christ, and each of you are a member of it.
Listen to “Beast System Appetites” A prophetic dream. While there are some serious points made, in this podcast, derived from real-life tragedy, the lessons learned are priceless that can lead to victorious outcomes. Esau gave up his birth right because he was hungry. Yet, he belonged to a family that had no want. Listen to this podcast by Deana Barnes that exposes how little it will take for people to sell out to the System of The Beast. Get ready!
It’s a dividing rod between sheep and goats. It’s a decisive and inditing litmus test of the soul. A window to the heart. A divine checkmate of wrong and right. It outs the wolves who promote and defend it. And has marred and ruined, the lives of millions who have been the victim of it. It was the first thing I changed my mind on, when I received Christ, as if a light switch was turned on in my soul. Are your ready to know what this is? It is ABORTION.
I don’t need to know the political party that best suites me economically. Because an issue far beyond my own personal livelihood, has enlightened my eyes to one thing. There are evil promoters, and activists, running for office that condone the murder of thousands of innocent lives every year. So if my vote blocks them from coming into power, than nothing else matters for me. It is simple to know who not to trust because of their stand on abortion. Unfortunately, it is not a litmus test to whom we should put into power, not at all. However, this dividing rod falls at the feet of those who not only want a government that supports abortion but will pay for it and provide the world with free abortions. It is a simple and wise indicator (given by God) to see through to-the-heart; a window of the soul of those who promote, and defend, the termination of life in the womb. A son of perdition, they are, a reprobate, and worshiper of Baal, Molech, and Ashterath, by default.
When Jesus turned that light on in our darkened soul, and exposed the lie of satan that takes deception to believe, my husband and I had to cross over a line. A family line where blood is thicker than water, where the solidarity of a way of life in one’s craftsmanship was thicker than blood. A line that I’ve seen divide many families and unify strangers. It’s a betrayal to break with the Union over political views. No Union family (of which I was born into) would cross such a line. You can call it a moral picket line. In the day, crossing the picket line when there was a strike, was something you would suffer hunger before doing, in our neck of the woods. A betrayal of fathers, uncles, brothers, and cousins. It’s a cold hard reality, to look into the old tired eyes of a master craftsman and tell him why all he sacrificed and fought for, for my generation, was being blown to the wind over a political agenda. You wouldn’t understand the sacrifice of all this, if you have never had to stand for a cause that hurts you economically and breaks family ties.
A common bond that goes back to ancient times called guilds. From masons to metal workers, these guilds protected the skilled craftsman that would swear not to undercut each other, but stand unified in the cost of their labor and goods, committed to one another and the legacy left of their trade. The guilds even providing for the funerals of their members.
Many apprenticeships took four years before becoming a Journeymen. That still didn’t guarantee the title of master craftsman, that title took many years to achieve. Four years is equal to earning a bachelors degree in college. But reaching a mastership has been lost in the times. Unless you’re maintaining the integrity of hand crafted metal works, and blacksmithing, as a form of art. Otherwise, this level of skill is gone among the trades. Nevertheless, in the days when fathers and sons worked in a family owned business. these standards were imperative in maintaining a good life. The world needed your personalized ability, or wanted it. But it wasn’t going to be given away. Jesus, was a carpenter. In ancient times a man would risk his life if he rolled into a village and started selling his trade with out checking in with the local guild who shared the same skills. I’m explaining this for people that don’t understand hard line union, it is directly tied to a deep root that is a social and economic standing connecting a people of every race and creed. A people who promised to stand with one another come hell or high water, against big money and corporations, that want your blood sweat and tears for pennies on the dollar. To break that bond and work for less is nothing short of cowardice in the heart and mind of Union members. This bond was so powerful among my own people, that men who married sisters, and daughters, in our family had really no choice but to be Union if they were not already. If there was going to be friendship, and peace maintained in the family. It was, however, a kind of protective shield between us and the world. When there were strikes, that unification was power.
The industrial revolution changed our times, great wealth and industry came out of it, but this also caused an environment that began exploiting skilled and unskilled labor. Immigrants just off the boats, and the poor, became modern day slaves to long hours and low wages. This included women, and children working in despicable conditions. This is where organized labor balanced the swinging pendulum, between fair wages, and unsafe work environments, verses very little compensation, and dangerous conditions. Not the government. While laws were introduced regarding child labor, it was Union contracts that packed a punch, and ensured agreements were met, or the workers would walk out. The last walk out that I can remember was in the late 90’s. My husband came home from work early. There was a disagreement with management, and the tradesmen picked up their tools and cleared all the floors. The next day apologies were made and management was replaced. Problem over.
Labor contracts were the only thing that gave individuals the protection they needed. And not with out the loss of life in the early days in the union riots, thugs with clubs, would go in to break up workers trying to organize a union.
It was the union that first negotiated perks in labor contracts, we now know as health care, to be part of the package deal in what many Americans now enjoy as a provision of their employment. So, many union haters to this day, enjoy what solidarity and sacrifice stood for, and even died for in the early days. Many don’t know that history.
But all of that changed in the mid 70’s the tide turned, for the American Union member, that the history books won’t mention. Over an issue, not immediately understood. Because of a social blight against our moral standing, that the birth control pill didn’t diminish. A carnage taking place in the back alleys of our moral decay as a nation. Abortion was a practice going as far back as the beginning of the human family. Where they learned the use of herbs and roots that could miscarry an un-wanted pregnancy. We read about the first Christians under Roman rule, who scoured city trash heaps for infants born, and then thrown away like refuse. The Christians would save the babies from the rubble of a godless society on the outskirts of the city.
Now, in the decade of the sexual revolution a new type of carnage began to bloody our hands as a nation. The American family who was falling so far away from God, was killing their unborn in record numbers. It is a stain on all of us. Something every one needs to repent for, whether or not we remained chaste before marriage, or brought our children into the world with in the bonds of marriage. We contributed, as a people, to our moral failures in America. The bible says righteousness secures a strong foundation, but sin will destroy us. The world changed, it shifted, and God dropped a rod at the foot of the backbone of America. The question? Of all the lines that were never crossed for principal, for what a unified people viewed as even immoral and a sin, against your brother, what about this line? What we stood for- for gain, will we stand up for life? In 1973 a decision was made in the supreme courts of the land that challenged the heart and core of a nation. Roe vs Wade rocked the peace of families, churches, and neighborhoods with an argument. Pro-life vs pro-choice. Suddenly, family members began to disagree. Whats worse, a nation began to polarize over the abortion issue, politically. History tells us at the same time, the Union began to weaken and here is why:
A dividing rod began to lay bare the soul of a nation. Middle Class America, would never see eye to eye again. The values of God and country was now being deeply challenged and the democratic union worker would be left standing at the epic center of it all. His or her life and livelihood was being challenged by what would become their moral standing. Their political party would betray them, by taking sides with the pro-choice movement. The Union, its administration, didn’t even blink an eye, as they poured millions of dollars of union dues (and for the most part even their workers pensions) into the support of pro union democratic politicians. Never considering the moral dilemma union members were struggling with. While they paid their dues. They voted their conscience.
The Democrats worked that mine. You see, what most people don’t understand is that China is not who our government owes the most to. They are second to the American pensioner. The democrats want to make up for our big spending, by taxing us more. Their hands are in the pockets of organized labor and every man and woman who gets up and goes to work every day.
How The Mighty Have Fallen.
This litmus test, this rod, reveals to the very core, the moral standing of everyone that realizes that abortion terminates the pregnancy of a woman with child. For this reason, a silent army of God fearing individuals, have abandoned their personal political views to vote the conservative ticket. For it is the only one that speaks out against the murder of the unborn, in contrast to the liberal ticket that promotes it. Only one party has stood pro-actively on that side over and over again.
This silent and invisible resolve includes God fearing members of the brotherhood, across the landscape of the American skilled tradesman, and their local fraternities. Who were forced to choose between their most personal convictions, rooted in their most sacred beliefs, over their livelihood. This silent army of true hearts, had to choose between their allegiances and their God. Between a better economic future or a bleak one, to vote for a pro choice democratic party, or the Union busting republicans, over this one issue of moral standing that separates the goats and sheep of the heart. Since 1973 Americans have been born into the realization of this moral dilemma and have died in it, as well. In droves these Union Workers crossed the line, the picket line, to betray the brotherhood for the life of the unborn. Some left it altogether. To speak up over the very reason why this nation has no advocacy before an angry God. To be one. To be a standard. Knowing righteousness exalts a nation but sin will tear it down. Prv 14:34
An injustice suffered by the most innocent and helpless of our society demanded a voice for them, and men and women across the land changed their political party. Don’t tell me legalizing the murder and dismemberment of the pre-born keeps the back alley coat hanger abortions from happening. That is like making murder legal because people are going to do it any way. It makes no sense. In a sense it wasn’t the republican administrations and congress that busted the unions, and weakened them into the failure they are today. It was them- the Union administration that had no moral standing, that cut deals with the devil. Believing that union members would forsake their soul for a shinier dime. They miss calculated their constituents and the Union has been in trouble ever since. Few put two and two together on why. The Union Member’s voting power took issue with a political party their dues supported. Union busting politicians that rode in on pro life issues may have sensed the moral dilemma many suffered and used it as leverage. But the thought that changing your party and your vote could stop the madness of the legalized murder of pre born children, was there in the forefront of our minds every time. The fact it was taken out of the hands of the states to decide for themselves ruined us that much more. There was no where to go that our tax dollars and union dues wouldn’t support this crime. Privately, many union supporting former democrats found financial security was not the driving factor at the voting polls, for them. The best days of their lives were behind them, but time and time again they voted. When a Journeymen’s hourly wage could buy 24 loaves of bread, in 1969 at 25 cents, you can see how far we’ve all fallen from middle class America, into a two class society. Do the math on todays economy. Look at what it would take to sustain that now.
The Unions have no power, not because of republican president. Not because of right to work. But, because they squandered their voting power and their money, in a time that they were the strongest, on a party that is anti American, underestimating the God fearing brotherhood among them. When the line was drawn in the sand, when the dividing rod between good and evil clearly laid it out, they stood on the losing side, and crossed a moral line, many chose not to follow. Though they continued to go to work and pay their dues, their vote followed their conscience. The years that followed proved the worst years on record for organized labor. There is a huge disconnect between union administration and the actual workers. The face of the union has changed forever. The integrity of the crafts have not been protected. Apprenticeships are down, being replaced by laborers. Many of those laborers are not American citizens, and frankly, built in America, is just another label with little meaning any more. For many Journeymen that have been around for awhile, they’ve seen the erosion of quality in their industry. If America is ever going to be great again, this issue for the unborn needs laid to rest. A divided kingdom cannot stand, when the murder of the unborn weighs against it.
How to overcome demonic oppression, sickness, and addictions, as a child of God. While walking in freedom, in Jesus name. Deana gives scripture and an allegory on how to operate in self deliverance. They Run In Packs is a lesson on why we don’t play with stray dogs of the underworld, and how we can keep them from taking up residence in our own lives!
A prophetic dream. Is Jeremiah 45:35-39 about to take place with Iran? First a little History.
Below we see how much Iran changed after the Islamic Revolution 1978-1979. Iran students once dressed very similar to westerners.
Above: Iranian Students before 1978-79 Islamic Revolution.
Pictured above: Iranian women ‘the parlimentarian; 1970 Creative Commons photo.
The changed face of Iran 40 years after the Revolution- Photo from Zoom Zoom Creative Commons.
Remembering Iranian Christians.
According to Open Doors USA, there are 800,000 Christians of a population of 80,000,000, in Iran. For some reason Wikipedia shrinks that number down to 300,000 to 375, 000. I’m leaning towards Open Door’s estimate. However, asylum seekers may be shifting that number down. Especially, in light of the recent jailing of 100 Iranian Christians just days ago.
In November of 2018, I had a dream that I was walking through an open market place and kept seeing Iranian Christian families showing up as if from out of no where, scattered and integrated in the market place. It seemed as though populations outside of Iran were swelling with Iranian Christian Refugees. I saw many becoming small business vendors, in the food industry. They were just there. They set up shop. Markets and malls were swelling with refugee vendors at every turn. I wondered if this mall/ market place was in America, as well. Will President Trump change his mind about Iranian refugees? As of late asylum seekers have not been given the green flag to come here.
To Westerners the change in Iran took on less than civil overtones, forty years ago. Especially when a frenzied crowd (among thousands) upset the Ayatollah Komenie’s casket so violently, his body became exposed; as grief stricken on-lookers tore fragments of his burial cloth, to be kept as mementos, in the funeral procession in 1989 Teran, Iran.
For most of the American public, this was proof enough that the changes in Iran were leading the people backward, rather than forward, since the days of the Shah, before the Islamic Revolution. Many today may not realize that the Iranian people once dressed in similar fashions of the western culture. This was most evident in the 1970’s. The change was so radical that 2800 years of Persian history seemed to dissolve, if that’s possible, giving way to an Islamic Republic. The colorful Empire, began to became veiled in black.
From this side of the pond, it looks as though a people we had some commonality with, as far as fashion, and some culture, is long gone. We remember the Shah with a fair amount of likability, his beautiful wife even more. While his excessive life style was said to have contributed to the revolution, many Americans that remember the descendant of this long line of Monarchs, Reza Pahlavi, had a more positive view of him.
The Shah was forced out of Iran February 11th 1979 and died in Cairo, Egypt. He was still in exile at His death July 27th, 1980.
King Cyrus the famous and great Persian King of the bible (Isaiah 45:1-7) was an advocate for Israel who made it possible for their temple to be restored. King Cyrus was appointed by God to bring restoration to Israel. This ancient people seems to have gone into their own captivity. One that appears to have diminished their Persian identity. The Revolution involving many college students at the time, is being protested against, by them now. Iran appears in end times prophecy as written in:
Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Behold, I will break the bow of Elam, the chief of their might.
And upon Elam will I bring the four winds from the four quarters of heaven, and will scatter them toward all those winds; and there shall be no nation whither the outcasts of Elam shall not come.
For I will cause Elam to be dismayed before their enemies, and before them that seek their life: and I will bring evil upon them, even my fierce anger, saith the LORD; and I will send the sword after them, till I have consumed them: And I will set my throne in Elam, and will destroy from thence the king and the princes, saith the LORD. But it shall come to pass in the latter days, that I will bring again the captivity of Elam, saith the LORD The people of Elam,
“scattered to the winds of the earth.“
We may be ramping up towards that scenario, as sanctions by President Trump go into effect. Wouldn’t it be poetic that President Trump, who is paralleled with King Cyrus by many prophetic circles, returned the favor of Cyrus toward God’s persecuted church of Iran. To be a wall of refuge for believers from Iran, in crises.
Pray for Christians in Iran.
Remnant Nation Radio. A Podcast w/ Deana Barnes
This podcast identifies the culture of isolation in our society, and how western Christianity is the number one model to that effect. Deana shows the listener how far we have strayed from the true pattern of the church in reliance and accountability toward one another. Many have followed in the footsteps of our culture, leading them into isolation in the midst of a crowd. Working in cubicles in a packed office, living in subdivisions or gated communities, but still not knowing our co-workers or neighbors; riding subways and elevators with the same people every day, yet we are strangers. Worst of all, going to church and sitting amidst a congregation in utter isolation. While pastors lost in a sea of human misery, burn out while they them-selves suffer apart from God’s pattern for the church, there is a model to return to, if only we would. Listen to this podcast to identify the biblical relationship between layman and leadership in ancient Christian text. How we can begin anew by ESCAPING the Culture of crowded ISOLATION in our society.
I saw Ebola hit the Congo in a forested region in a vision in 2014. In the vision, I saw what I believe would be a worse case scenario should the epidemic spiral out of control. This involved improper and desperate disposal of the remains of Ebola victims that aggravated efforts to control the epidemic from spreading. The improper handling of the victims were not done by officials but people desperately trying to rid their immediate community of the dead. The vision was included in a prayer request for the Democratic Republic of the Congo on a popular prophetic website in 2014. Ebola in West Africa was still an epidemic and drew world wide attention between 2014-2016 where 28,616 cases resulted in 11,310 deaths.
After the virus was brought under control in West Africa, a new out-break did, in fact, occur in the Congo in 2017. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) there have been 561 confirmed cases and 370 deaths in the DRC. They are not out of the woods yet, and still need our prayers. No sooner that it gets stomped out in one area, does it flare up in another. The Congo is rich in cobalt. Cobalt is a material much desired by the defense industry. This epidemic is rarely spoken of in the news.
Why does God show us these things?
“… I believe this word is truly in its season. I believe that if you are an end-time intercessor who is appointed over people groups, countries, territories, and regions, you are in a ride of your life, this supernatural apostolic work, and its anointing is peeling back the darkness and we are seeing astounding things in the spirit. We need special prayer coverings over these prophetic and apostolic intercessors. Some might ask what is this kind of intercession? It comes from the eagle eye view in world matters. This specific kind of intercessor is finding themselves stepping into Satan’s war room as described by Jill Austin in her prophecy called God’s Mafia, where you will hear high level plans being hatched out against the kingdom of God and the innocent in the land. Even those who seek to control resources through out the earth and how they are conniving to possess or control them. We need to understand the onslaught of hell is against the headship of Christ who is the fullness of the Godhead bodily. Satan’s earthbound henchmen have no idea how close The Father’s majestic Kingdom broods over the affairs of this world. … He does know, all too well, the Head of the Church is Christ. And how much the Church is growing up into His Headship manifesting His governance in the earth …what greater way to war against God’s creation than to separate them from their Head. Because, in truth, Satan, himself, is in jealous rage against our standing in Christ, the King of King and Lord of Lords.”
For more about the war room and Jill Austin’s prophecy go to the following link. Remember to come back for more of NeWinePouring.com
Axles and Drive-lines
We had parked our vehicle down town in a parking lot that charged us $10.00. When we went to retrieve it my husband and I discovered that heavy equipment operators had completely tore up the parking lot, while our Ford 4×4 all terrain vehicle was parked there. Some cars we saw were disabled and stuck in the dirt. Other vehicles were perfectly fine completely untouched. You could tell that the big equipment just went around the “untouched” vehicles. Those cars had been parked there forever, and were going no where any way. The active vehicles trying to get out were most effected by it all.
As we were granny gearing out of the lot in 4-wheel drive, I said, ” Lord how are we going to get out of this?” The Lord said, “Faith is what brought you here. Faith is the vehicle that will get you out.” I realized that the “vehicle” was equipped to do the job, if any there was. We kept going until we were out of the parking lot. As we drove out, I saw a young man on his knees in the dirt; he was hot and sweaty and trying to get out, but his drive line and axle was broken. He looked at me with despair in his eyes. I promised my self, “When we get out of this we’ll come back for him …”
It’s been years since I had the dream. The dream came true, in that we were called to come out of the city we were dwelling in, and thankfully, the warfare that went along with it. Our leaving was a HUGE leap of faith. We obeyed God into the unknown, and he was faithful all the way.
For a year after that we had prayed for the young man, and those he represented. I asked the Lord, “What is happening to them?” The Lord showed me that there was a “spirit of disparagement” working against this young man and those who were trying to move on an upward call of God on their lives. The root of disparagement is doubt and unbelief. First our faith begins to erode in trials like this, then goes our joy. Then our strength. These have lost their joy believing that God has done this thing to them. And they have despaired in it, and hopelessness has settled in.
When you are built up in your faith it is like an all terrain vehicle, it will drive you out of ruts and off the beaten path. In dreams your car often speaks of where you are going in your life. We can have a lot of ideas and dreams under the hood, but if our drive line and axle is broken those ideas and dreams will go no where. If we believe God, our works confirm it. Have you ever heard of the phrase, Actions speak louder than words?
What faith action do we take when despair is trying to settle in? We build up our faith by declaring to ourselves and those around us what God’s word says about our circumstances. This brings to us peace that passes understanding. The word of God comforts us, and in that comfort comes joy. Our enemy may try to sink us; but, what Satan has meant for evil, God will turn around for Good. In trusting the Lord during dire circumstances, we gain patience, and temperance, and increase in our faith.
You see, patience waits upon God to show himself faithful, when he does it makes us stronger for the next time around when our faith is tested. This is where patience has its perfect work. Don’t give way to despair and allow doubt to break you down! Disparagement is a spiritual paralysis that shows no mercy, and it is nothing short of demonic.
Philippians 4:1-8 (Amplified Bible)
Rejoice in the Lord always [delight, gladden yourselves in Him]; again I say, Rejoice!
Let all men know and perceive and recognize your unselfishness (your considerateness, your forbearing spirit). The Lord is near [He is coming soon].
Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything, but in every circumstance and in everything, by prayer and petition (definite requests), with thanksgiving, continue to make your wants known to God.
And God’s peace [shall be yours, that tranquil state of a soul assured of its salvation through Christ, and so fearing nothing from God and being content with its earthly lot of whatever sort that is, that peace] which transcends all understanding shall garrison and mount guard over your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
For the rest, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is worthy of reverence and is honorable and seemly, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely and lovable, whatever is kind and winsome and gracious, if there is any virtue and excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think on and weigh and take account of these things [fix your minds on them].
… So we were crying out for this young man, and who he represented, in the Spirit; and the Lord showed me something:
I saw why God tells us over and over again to pray for one another, and to encourage one another.
As we prayed I began to see a vision of the scene in the dream. The scene changed and I could see the same young man, I saw in the dream. Again he was on his knees beside the car sunk into the dirt. But he wasn’t despairing any more. He was digging in the ground with great strength and determination, and I saw the Angel of the LORD and he was standing over the car, and he was waving a brilliant sword over the young man and the car.
And I heard God say to him,
” If you dig out enough room for it, I will restore what has been broken, and you will drive out of this.”
I realized if he didn’t take the effort by making room for the power-train to be worked on, then the car could never be fixed.
I saw that the presence of the Angel warred back oppressive forces that was making it (almost) impossible for the young man to function. It was as if he had been encased with a thick heavy darkness at times, and he couldn’t see to do anything. But I saw this Angel standing and it held back the darkness, where the young man could see, and work, and his strength and stamina returned to him, and he literally began to dig out room to work under the car.
It was like God was saying, if you do that, I will replace it, and it will be all that you need to get out of this sink hole you are in. Just do that.
I thought of the scripture that says, what ever your hand finds to do, do it with all of your might. What ever challenge comes up; work it! Focus on it, and God will provide whatever equipment you need to accomplish victory. Soon, over all, this vehicle is going to pull itself completely out of every rut and on to open highway! As long as the young man did not give up, but kept plugging along, this whole experience would bring him into another place, with better equipment to handle challenges as he moves toward the prize of the upward call of God.
I remembered the scripture in Mathew 13:44-
“..the kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hidden in a field …”
So this is the Word of the Lord, “Don’t GIVE UP! See your enemy has lied to you, and blinded your eyes. But I am not going to leave you stranded here in this condition, I have interceded for you, I have stood in the gap, DIG! Seek me and you will find me. I will increase in you: faith, wisdom, understanding, vision. And the Lord said, “I will replace in you a new and better power-train then you have ever had before”.
I thought of the scripture in Hebrews 11:6 that says-
Those who come to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek him. When we go to him searching for answers, we are saying, ” I believe that you ARE God. When we do this diligently, we are saying, “I know that you are faithful and true and because of that I am not going to be satisfied with my circumstances, until I am living in the promises of God.”
This search taps us into the vision where we see what God has in mind for us. It is our own search and it builds up our faith, we begin to see His plan unfold in our lives. But first the old strongholds need to be broken down and cleared out, so that we do not continue to implement man made doctrines and ideologies in God’s work. We stop doubting God’s integrity and embrace the fact that He is true to His word. In the upheaval of Him plucking up to replant we ride through it in faith, to move on to higher levels. How much the enemy would love to get us stuck in a mindset contrary to the truth of God’s word, and what he wants in our lives.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
The work of the prophets is to do just that, and we need that work continuously in our own life.
John the Baptist did just that in the Spirit of Elijah, and the Spirit of Elijah in the prophets of God must not ever be shut down for that anointing is what turns the heart of the fathers towards their children, and the hearts of the children towards their father. It makes straight the paths of the Lord, for repentance, renewal, reform, and finally one day, the millennial reign of Christ .
See, today I appoint you over nations and kingdoms to uproot and tear down, to destroy and overthrow, to build and to plant.” The torn up Parking Lot is an upheaval that speaks of that day when God has given over to the destroyer, the things that our dead. That take up good ground, DEAD WORKS. If we are firmly planted in them, it can completely turn our world upside down. A functional power-train is what we need to overcome many things; broken dreams, broken lives, loss of vision, despair, discouragement, it speaks to all of us in different aspects of our lives; places that we have parked ourselves in, and have not moved on. However if GOd’s people persevere, they will see His faithfulness, He so much wants to show them.
James 1:1-5 (The Message)
The double minded man is unstable in all his ways…
Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides. You know that under pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open and shows its true colors. So don’t try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work so you become mature and well-developed, not deficient in any way.
If you don’t know what you’re doing, pray to the Father. He loves to help. You’ll get his help, and won’t be condescended to when you ask for it. Ask boldly, believing, without a second thought. People who “worry their prayers” are like wind-whipped waves. Don’t think you’re going to get anything from the Master that way, adrift at sea, keeping all your options open.
The Message (MSG)Copyright ©
A new drive-line, I saw this thing God gave to the young man and it was like Gold. He said buy of me Gold tried by fire. It will last. A work that will remain, and stand in judgment in the last day. If you have gone so far to be broken in faith and left in despair, to the point that you’re not even moving around like you use to in your Christian life; don’t give up on the Pearl of Great Price! SEEK and ye shall Find. DIG! It’s time for renewal, it’s time for upgraded equipment, the things that are not working for you anymore, never really belonged. Your life is about to change in a substantial way. Not end!
In The Paradox of Realms
Broken Axles and Drive-lines
Isaiah 61:1-5 (New International Version)
The Year of the LORD’s Favor The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, [a]
to proclaim the year of the LORD’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion to bestow on them a crown of beauty
instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, a garment of praise, instead of a spirit of despair.
They will be called oaks of righteousness,
a planting of the LORD for the display of his splendor.
They will rebuild the ancient ruins
and restore the places long devastated; they will renew the ruined cities that have been devastated for generations.
Should we not fervently pray for those who are less at ease than we are?
If you are in a place of *peace time be grateful, but remember, your brothers and sisters just like you, may be in a place of war. Some drafted, some enlisted. All of them need our fervent prayer. And this is the paradox of the spiritual realms. They may be sitting right next to you. Whats more, you may be experiencing peace in your life because of their front line operations, in the Spirit! If you do not understand the silent battle, nor see the rising smoke, nor hear the clamor of shield and sword, assume not that their condition is as your own. For even in our own continent we suffer spiritual realms as dark as the continent of Africa, as lawless as stormy seas, as merciless as the cold chains of Siberian prisons. And those who enter these realms whether in prayer, or on foot, need the walls of the Father’s House to surround them. And remember, when they come off the battlefield, do they not have soot on the brow? Dirt beneath the nail? Blood on the garment? Could they be war weary? As it is in the natural, so is it in the spirit, our soldiers need our support. Ground patrol needs, air patrol! But you have put the distance between them and yourself? Perhaps they smell of the sinner? But you have not discerned the source, or the difference, between the one rescued from the dank prison, and the one who has pulled them from it.
There are those who walk among them; who are not of them.
Jesus himself said,”I am in this world but not of it.
In the world of vanity that we live in, in the culture so biased on appearance. How much more so, should we who, as God’s people, look not at the outward man but the inward heart? And to know no man after the flesh, but to (intimately know them) by the Spirit. This is how so many thought to be wise, have erred so foolishly. This is how, the trained heart can instantly in season, and out, mobilize in God’s divine appointments; discerning the fruit because it is a spiritual observance, and not a natural one.
( Looking beyond those things relative to the four walls of the church, and referencing them against the vast Kingdom of God, and His Word.) This is the trained mind and spirit that has spiritual discernment, who can move into the “day of suddenlies”,
Who is blind but my servant ..?
Isaiah 42:19-23 (The Message)
You’ve Seen a Lot, but Looked at Nothing
Pay attention! Are you deaf?
Open your eyes! Are you blind?
You’re my servant, and you’re not looking!
You’re my messenger, and you’re not listening!
The very people I depended upon, servants of God,
blind as a bat—willfully blind!
You’ve seen a lot, but looked at nothing.
You’ve heard everything, but listened to nothing.
God intended, out of the goodness of his heart,
to be lavish in his revelation.
But this is a people battered and cowed,
shut up in attics and closets,
Victims licking their wounds,
feeling ignored, abandoned.
But is anyone out there listening?
Is anyone paying attention to what’s coming?
Pray to the Lord of the Harvest …
We need those who discern by the Spirit of Wisdom, and not through the natural mind. Our church world, is full of natural plantings, working natural works, discerned by the natural mind, as being qualified; filling the “house” with the works of men! It is of those who abide in the Spirit flow, in God, outside the confines of our four walled churches, that will “move” into the living, breathing, fluid, and fluent army of God; like a river-
flooding out the battlefields of hellish plots, and reaching heights of Holy glory! Seeing those things that cannot be seen, and knowing those things that cannot be known, because revelation knowledge transcends them beyond the carnal mind. And lives are reached beyond the pews.
Axles and Drive lines A Vision by Deana Barnes 2007
Published under same title /webs.com 2010 all rights reserved.
The Church as it was, came out of the heart of the Father through his Son, manifesting in Spirit filled believers. (Acts 2) His structure and government embraced itself as family, as a fellowship, and a community. It was never meant to become an institution or an organization. When ever true repentence and Spirit led seeking grasps our hearts, and selfish ambition is finally layed to rest, and pure worship is longed for – Jesus truly becomes our first love, His people our people.
Of this family, fellowship, and community, will be all our seeking will ever settle for. Members of Christ’s body will find themselves, and cling one to another. Lord remove from our memory cells the apostate church! Where love is not the motivator. But that which divides the body, and seeks to disjoint them from their king, where the word of God is fragmented behind the walls, that disfigure the body. Where a political, driving spirit, as a disguised imposter, masqurades as a Zeal for God! Such a work seeks to unseat Christ from the throne of the hearts of his followers. To be their lord and god, in the image of a man. To circumvent the purposes of God, while yet in seed form. To seperate them from His counsel. God has come for His own, to receive them unto Himself. Come out from among her and be seperate says the Lord! The body heals, feeds, and restores itself as Christ is the head. That body is not forever sick and dieing. HE came to give us LIFE, and that more abundant! John 10:10 It rightly discerns itself as the body of Christ each part thriving in its purpose.
It is not the remnant that this evil spirit of the age is contending with when the purpose of God’s people is diverted for one man’s agenda; but, the Lord Jesus Christ himself, he is jelouse for His people and watches over his own.
In all of this, if we don’t look hard into our own salvation (no matter what works we have done in His name, and examine what spirit may be driving our ambitions). We too may hear stunning words from the master’s mouth, “Depart from me I never knew you.”
All that he does even in times of persecution, in those times of being scattered, the Father is endlessly working to draw his body into alignment with the Head, the Lord Jesus Christ. Not many heads, but one head, over many parts nitted together. One mind, one faith, one baptism … Bless Him!
While I believe the prayers of God’s people can ramp down the events at our border, and I hope they will- still there is an issue that must be resolved. Would that Presidents before Trump had dealt with this issue. The humanity that is marching towards our border is an issue that was inevitable, the minute any country south of our border would fall into crises, and begin to crumble. But no one did anything about it by enforcing our laws, or changing them for the times we are in. Certainly not the Obama administration. Rather, trafficking and slavery of all kinds have had full reign to exploit men, women, and children, desperate for a better life. Including the influx of unattended children during the last administration. I saw this in a dream where South American children were spilling into our lawn, out of the woods in 2011. This is our fault for not having strong borders. Perhaps the lawmakers, in Washington D.C. was benefiting from it more than we would like to know. What is more bone chilling for us all is the terrorist, the bad actors, the ruthless cartel, that is infiltrating our country. People taking money, that don’t belong here, filling our streets to protest, meddling in our elections.
In February 2016, I had a jolting experience that turned out to be one of the most profound visions I’ve ever experienced. As an intercessor for this nation, and for many nations over the years, I can tell you that God has shown me many things, and by the way anyone desiring to be a prophet need only enlist as a lowly intercessor who will answer the cry of the Spirit day and night to intercede. This is when you will see great and mighty things when co-laboring with the greatest intercessor of all. I don’t make predictions, I make intercession. In intercessions I some times see international events that are predictable through the view of a prophetic lens. Often, seeing in part, I don’t completely understand it all. America’s Home Invasion was a vision of an event that seem to last for about 10 horrifying minutes. Where I believed I was actually experiencing and engaged in what I was seeing. Unlike some visions, your feet are on the ground and you know your watching a heavenly movie. While prophetic dreams are dreams, you wake up from, this experience was unlike either. I wasn’t in prayer nor sleep, as you will understand listening to this audio. What I do know is that this audio reading of an article post dated in March of 2016 is more relevant now than ever. I believe God wanted me to see and feel the fearful reality of what is happening at our borders in a parable of a home invasion. While seeing the humanity and suffering, on the other side. Why it is happening. What we can do to make the best of a very bad situation. Perhaps, the wisdom of Solomon can be given us to fix it. Where bad actors are chased off, and families separated are reunited. Because we did this. Perhaps points in this parable have already been happening, and coming to pass, for after all it is almost three years now since this vision occurred. But as I said, in the article back then it is an invasion and it is going to ramp up. Praying for peace at our borders! It is all certainly coming to a head and America needs to address it once and for all.
An Audio Reading of America’s Home Invasion published March 2016. Here at NeWinePouring.com
A Prophetic Dream
There are many ways we can describe the Lord Jesus. He is our Messiah, the Good Shepherd, Savior, and Prince of Peace. But in turn there are many ways He can describe us. The Body of Christ, Sheep of His Pasture, the Bride, even His Temple. For we are refered to as the Temple of the Holy Ghost. In this podcast is a reading and commentary on a dream where God speaks to His family using an eye opening name for His people, responsible for the end time harvest. We’ve got to know who we are, we’ve got to see what we have. Many are not going to be ready to be a part of this end-time harvest, though they have zeal. Remember, Jesus had to tell them to lift up their eyes to look and see that the harvest was ready. Because they were blinded by their scheduled events. When harvest normally is. How can we learn to walk in, what comes next? Don’t miss this prophetic podcast with Deana Barnes, that has already had an impact at Remnant Nation Radio.
Prophetic Word of encouragement.
Thou oh Lord are a shield for me, the holder and the lifter of my head.
Off the cuff. It just happens. You’re inspired by the Spirit of God to share uour adoration and love for him, or just a little bit of revelation that is springing up in your spirit. Click on the link below for: Known In Unseen Realms. An “off the cuff” broadcast, with Deana Barnes, at Remnant Nation Radio.
Isaiah 55:6-7 Seek the Lord while He may be found. Call upon Him while He is near. Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; Let him return to the Lord, and He will have mercy on him; and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon.
The Kavanaugh Effect.
The Kavanaugh effect is the rising concern among professionals pursuing careers, that past behaviors will come back to haunt them, whether real or exaggerated. What does the bible tell us that we can do about our past? Join Deana today while she shares insight on the Kavanaugh effect, a warning in regard to our elections, and testimony of God’s faithfulness to His prophetic word.
The Lord is the portion of my inheritance and of my cup: you maintain my lot. The lines are fallen to me in pleasant places; yes, I have a goodly heritage.
We are born into a goodly heritage as heirs of our Father’s Kingdom. While Satanic forces war against God’s creation that was MADE IN HIS IMAGE, children in our society are thrown into confusion over their identity- regarding the most basic details of their humanity. As the Body Of Christ, our standard is unmovable and unshakable. Our identity is found in the safe keeping of our Father, our inheritance is also! Deana teaches on identity in this podcast.
No weapon that is formed against you shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against you in judgment you shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, said the LORD.
Knowing What Is Next
Brethren, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for Israel is that they may be saved. For I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge.
In a dream I was on a visit at a family’s home right in the middle of a town. We were talking and walking around the back yard. There was a garden bed, it seemed 3 times bigger than my own garden at home. I had put this garden in for them, it seemed a while back. I remember building up the soil and measuring out the size of the bed, and planting seeds, and plants, in the garden for them, while they had been busy with life and family. I almost walked past it.
At first glance it looked over grown – with greenery, it hadn’t been taken care of. I didn’t see any thing ready for harvest yet. But when I looked closer and moved the overgrowth out of the way, I saw vegetables of all kinds: tomatoes, peppers, and onion, lots of vegetables ready to be picked. The garden was ripe and ready. Some over ripe, but nothing had perished yet. All the work had been done for this garden, it just needed harvested. I had planted it, but it was time for others to do their part. The Lord impressed upon me to look at the names, in the dream, to SEE the message and the Church. The name of the property owners in Hebrew meant:
The Store House Of Jehovah’s Flame.
There were children and babies in the house! “I looked up and saw a figure standing on the porch looking out. Their Hebrew name means “Where The King Meets.” In the arms of where The King Meets was “Rest.” It was up to the Flame of Jehovah to pull in the harvest. Flame represented the Zeal Of The Lord! All they had to do was harvest it, it was harvest time! A few things were at a fermentation stage but not lost. When I looked up I saw that they had fenced off their own land too narrow. It was suppose to be 4 times wider, and 3 times longer. This speaks of vision or the lack there of. (I’ll cover that in a moment). I was trying to get them to see their property line was farther down and wider than what they had fenced off. As far as the garden itself, the fruit was almost lost due to the lack of searching for a thing in its time, and season. They didn’t make the necessary effort towards WHAT IS NEXT, after cultivation, planting, and watering … that they clearly didn’t even have to do. There seemed to be no expectation for fruit. It was simply a matter of waiting for the fullness of the season for them, but the Store House Of Jehovah’s Flame, just walked past it all, pre-occupied with the back yard view. Clearly, this a form of spiritual blindness, on more than many levels, and I believe those plagued with this blindness are products of the institutionalized Church, that have a disconnect with who and what they are in the kingdom.
Do you not say, ‘There are still four months until the harvest’? I tell you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields, for they are ripe for harvest.Already the reaper draws his wages and gathers a crop for eternal life, so that the sower and the reaper may rejoice together. For in this case the saying ‘One sows and another reaps’ is true. I sent you to reap what you have not worked for; others have done the hard work, and now you have taken up their labor.
We need to understand sequential processes that even nature teaches exist! To know what comes after … what is next, and look for it. The Kingdom of God is built upon the principles of agriculture and animal husbandry. Look at most of the Lord’s parables. Parables about plowing, sowing seeds, harvest, and threshing floors. Vineyard keeping. Stewardships, and debt settlements. All of these have one thing in common. That is natural order. Stages of activity required in any given season, that leads to the next. The bible says that there are times and seasons that are not for us to know that are in the Fathers hands. This has to do with Jesus’s return and the time of the end. All that is required of us is readiness and watchfulness. However, there are those things that are given into our hands to know. The time of harvest comes when it is time. It is “looked for, watched for.”
This dream tells me that there is a harvest that I’m in close proximity to, that is being neglected. From a personal level to a generational one. The laborers are so few, those looking and expecting for God to move are the only ones showing up for WHAT IS NEXT. As the sons of Issachar had wisdom to know times and seasons, so wisdom lines us up with God’s timing. An ability that knows what’s next, by observation and expectation of the demonstration and power of God- these are evident in those that walk in this because nothing will keep them from it! Pearls of great price, treasures in the field … are sacrificed for. But we cannot have passion in our slumber, no matter our zealous activity or activism; true passion seeks an awareness of what God is doing, and will be a part of it.
1 Ch 12:32 Of Issachar knowing times and seasons.
… And of the children of Issachar, which were men that had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do; the heads of them were two hundred; and all their brothers were at their commandment.
Commentary tells us this was a knowledge or gift they had that kept Israel on course, of them were 200 chiefs among the people. I believe the Body of Christ has this same kind of wisdom among us when we are operating properly. After all we are spiritual Israel. If members of the Body are isolated then they are cut off from the general concession in the determination of what IS NEXT, or left alone in it. Neither condition promotes the fulness of God, but I would rather go it alone into the field of harvest, possibly reaping another’s reward, than never going at all.
I’ve never seen the Lord do any thing random. One work, meeting, or outpouring, was in preparation for the season coming next. Yet, I’ve seen people step out of the order of God doing things that seemed a good thing to do, but they were cleverly disguised distractions. Equivalent to abandoning the plow in the middle of the field, in order to go build a barn. Failing to see that if that field doesn’t get plowed and seeded, in the right season, there will be no need for a barn! The worker of God needs wisdom, knowledge, and understanding; with their zeal, and fervor, to be most affective in the moment they are in. Above that they must believe in purpose. For everything there is a time, and season under the sun. They need to know, by the Spirit of God, the instrument that they are, and giftings surrounding them. Purpose is aborted when the purpose for conception is never realized. People abandon the natural process of what is next because they are either blind to it, or oblivious to their potential in it. Institutionalization creates a pattern or mapping in our brains that creates a mindless herd instinct. Rather than the realization that we are the temple of a fiery Holy Indweller that calls us to the Father, one life and breath at a time; our ability to see as individuals has corporate value, as corporate vision has value to individuals.
Hosea 4:6 declares-
“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.”
When we understand our calling, our gifting, and our placement, our focus cannot get side tracked. When we see the bigger picture, we find how disruptive our absence is when random impulse overrides intentional living.
Every farmer knows when to plant, when to tend, and when to harvest. It is by observation. Look and see!
To DISCERN the days of harvest.
All it took was to look. SEE the fields are white already!! In the parable of the harvest they were told to LOOK and SEE! There is a strange phenomenon being addressed in this parable. It is a blindness to what should be the obvious. Most churches send out a monthly calendar, planning their meetings and activities according to dates and holidays, often months in advance! Never considering that their yearly activities aņd holidays, are interrupting momentums of God! Often one person is in charge of planning these events rather than the entire presbytery meeting in fastings and prayers to plan, and assign commissionings, and gatherings of the saints. The Body is connected to the heart and mind of Christ collectively. Therefore WHAT IS NEXT should be seen collectively, or at least they would bear witness to the vision or direction collectively! But, that requires a Body fitly joined together. A devoted presbytery is enough, but ideally the flock is in unity. Look how they arrived together sending out and receiving one another in the New Testament. No one person is assigned to the decision making. Except when they are commended to God to fulfill a specific and singular calling. But, even the Apostles had to be received by the Church in their circuits. We see that John was actually wickedly rejected by one of those Churches, by someone acting on his own.
3 John 1:9 I wrote to the Church: but Diotrephes, who loves to have the preeminence among them, receives us not.
A seeking people submitted to one another is less likely to derail the purposes of God. One acting upon their own, making decisions on their own, is trumping that they have no need of the hand. Or foot. It is simple. If our endeavors are the result of a personal commission of God, we act upon the leading of the Holy Spirit, and counsel and confirmations He crosses our path with. If our endeavors involve the Body of Christ as a worker among a Body of saints, than we are collectively led, using the presbytery- not forgetting to involve the congregation. In this way we can be sure our foot steps are ordered of the Lord.
Acts 15:22-2 Then the apostles and elders, with the whole church, decided to choose some of their own men and send them to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas. They chose Judas (called Barsabbas) and Silas, men who were leaders among the believers. With them they sent the following letter: The apostles and elders, your brothers, To the Gentile believers in Antioch, Syria and Cilicia: in Antioch, Syria and Cilicia .. (study chapter 15 to see the churches rightful place in corporate decision making.)
Notice how visitors were sent out and received in this passage? Collectively, corporately. This minimized the chance of sending or receiving an apostate among the flocks of God.
Zeal without knowledge will find us barreling down dead-end streets that lead to no where. I can tell you countless times where Holy Spirit outpourings became derailed because of the Christmas season, and divine momentums lost because Easter had to be served with egg hunts and pageantry. Or, the yearly church picnic; or the Pastor’s family vacation. (Revealing reliances are not on Jesus’s headship but a personality.) A deeper discussion could be explored on how some of these activities, (say certain holiday observances) may actually grieve the Holy Spirit, and cause His departure, in the middle of what should have been days of renewal. Or, an entry into the field of harvest. Rather, these moments are frivolously squandered. Fruit falls to the ground and a harvest is lost. Many times people just shrink back. When all that we have to do is what comes next. This life style of making our appointments, as a people, requires a reliance on the Spirit of God, and an assembly of the faithful, not apart from either one. Follow the Spirit, and hang out with the faithful. Huddle with the ones who pay the price to obey. This will never forsake you.
Jesus ends the parable of the harvest with instructions to pray to the Lord of the harvest, to send forth laborers! Harvesters are skilled for just that, you have to know what you’re doing! But, it is field work so it doesn’t take that much instruction, more so, it takes the willing!
In this dream, the one appointed to bring in the harvest was taking a stroll, instead! There was vision but it was limited. Mindsets can limit vision. We were on a tour, but what I saw and what they saw was not the same! I saw a harvest over due. I saw work that couldn’t wait. I saw that the Store House of Jehovah’s Flame had a harvest about to rot in the ground, and a trust not comprehended, an inheritance fenced off too narrow, from its original size. Blind and short-sighted! Where there is no vision the people cast off restraint. In other words they do not live intentional lives. According to the responsibility staked out before them. They have everything they need but vision and wisdom to know what’s suppose to happen next.
This Christian at that very moment whose name speaks to having a zeal for God, was pointing out to me perimeters of a vision that I could see was just a quarter of what it was really suppose to be, while neglecting to see a garden ready to be harvested. This is twice the blindness.
Zeal is what all active Christians have. But activity and passion is not Wisdom Knowledge and Understanding. Thomas in the bible had a problem with doubt and unbelief, but He was not without zeal and passion. While Jesus was preparing to go raise Lazerus from the dead Thomas was preparing to go with Him and die. That is ZEAL. But it was zeal with out knowledge, with out understanding, with out expectation, it fell short of the will and purposes of God. Thomas was ready to die with His Lord. But, not prepared to believe in his resurrection power. For even as He saw what Jesus did for Lazerus, Thomas still doubted when he was told Jesus himself was resurrected from the dead. Thomas had zeal and passion, or he would have never been a follower of Christ. Yet, he lacked faith. This zealous disciple is known as Doubting Thomas. We can call Him Zealous Didymus according to the following scripture.
His disciples said, Master, the Jews of late sought to stone you; and go you thither again? Jesus answered, Are there not twelve hours in the day? If any man walk in the day, he stumbles not, because he sees the light of this world. But if a man walk in the night, he stumbles, because there is no light in him. These things said he: and after that he said to them, Our friend Lazarus sleeps; but I go, that I may awake him out of sleep. Then said his disciples, Lord, if he sleep, he shall do well. However, Jesus spoke of his death: but they thought that he had spoken of taking of rest in sleep. Then said Jesus to them plainly, Lazarus is dead. And I am glad for your sakes that I was not there, to the intent you may believe; nevertheless let us go to him. Then said Thomas, which is called Didymus, to his fellow disciples, Let us also go, that we may die with him …
Dieing for a cause is commendable. But it is a waste when our zeal and passion runs us past God’s plans and purposes for our lives. Again we see Thomas falling short of the point of it all, missing the power of His resurrection. Yet, he was chosen to be a disciple, and apostle of Christ. Jesus took the time to walk Thomas through, for better understanding.
Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen! Blessed are those who have never seen Jesus with their own eyes, but yet believe. Faith looks for the fruit in the days of harvest. Wisdom embarks upon the task with all the right equipment.
The trees and vines of spiritual inheritances, are hanging low, and heavy, but few labor to visit that place where expectation and harvest meet. We sometimes wonder why God uses others in the extraordinary way He does while life for most is status quo. I really am beginning to believe that faith is the factor. Too many are short sighted. Distracted, or just not using the wisdom of God available to them. There are a lot of busy souls in the Church! Activity to the brim with people trying to do something for God! But is it the right activity? Is it about what is next? I could see that the Storehouse of Jehovah’s Flame had been real busy. Busy fencing off potential, and ignoring the harvest they didn’t have to plant. Other laborers prepped the ground for them.
All God has for us to harvest is in plain sight. But we need to understand our seasons as a collective body of believers. When the house is in order as one people, rather than one personality, the Church will be what Jesus gave Himself for. When expectation doesn’t merge with knowledge and understanding, distraction easily pulls God’s people out of the point of why we cultivate, seed, and water in the first place. Otherwise, they acclimate to an endless cycle short of resolve. Short of harvest. Time and time again. It is a condition we can’t get a way from until we get it out of us. There is an epidemic, a curse in the land, where we are killing fruit before its term. This is called abortion. The Church, the body of Christ in our country, needs to take a cold hard look at why we seem to come to the threshold of movements, that are either aborted or lost at infancy. Break the curse. Trust the anointings that have brought works to term, that are anointed to do so. It takes every part of the plant to bring forth fruit. It takes every part of the Body Of Christ to do so too. Just as a pregnant woman’s condition is that she is pregnant. Not just her womb.
Harvest time is a change of routine. It often demands late nights with the combines in the fields, and early morning risings. Meals are on the move, because harvest is time sensitive.
” With out a vision my people parish. With out a vision they cast off restraints.”
Clearly, in the dream a work was planted among a people who had limited vision. While God has said one man sows, another man waters, and God gives the increase, it is also written, “Pray the Lord of the Harvest, to send laborers.” It may not be the laborers originally intended- others may walk in just in time to reap a harvest not planted in their yard. It is sad to see people lose benefits they didn’t know they had for lack of expectation, and wisdom to know their time and season. Times and seasons that sometimes shift as quickly as the shadows of eve, and then are no more!
God’s chosen vessels who have a purpose we may not understand, that come into our lives, are either utilized or rejected, we need to have the discernment to know they are a bridge for crossing. To take us where we can never go without them. Any more than the foot can be functional without the ankle. If that willing and obedient component is not realized, the Father will eventually move it out until it is realized somewhere as a significant part to the whole. That fellowship will reap the benefits, and accomplish the work. While the others that would not seek discernment to know whom God has set among them, continue to stumble in a cycle of never coming to term.
Counsel leads to acts of might as workings lead to miracles.
Walk the fields of expectation, seek to harvest that which has come to fruition. Pray that you have eyes to see, what is hidden out of view but is ready for harvest. Pray restrictions off understanding of the saints of God to remove mindsets that counter act vision, to see. To many times I’ve seen doubt and unbelief put the brakes on just short of break through. Many romance the thought to be greatly used by God, but shrink back at the threshold where mockery is intensified, and the opponents of Christ wish to lay them bare. Remembering without faith it is impossible to please God.