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This site shares a prophetic, and often poetic view, of the sojourning bride of Christ, in our world today.
A dream journal website, -by Deana Barnes
For a quick look at Deana’s prophetic dreams of America in the end times, click the link below.
A prophetic vision that I had a chance to tend to today after a year, that was immediately confirmed to me, as being a now word. Powerful street ministry being released. As HE is so are we in the world!
Cry records her dad’s favorite song for him to listen to during the most challenging days of his life. ”Take Me To The River” In acapella- sung to him by the voice he often joined, and blended so beautifully with, in better times. Something about that song resignated with him the last few weeks of his life. He fought the good fight, brave and beautiful, faithful to the end. Never wavering. There is a river that makes glad the city of our God! His home going was wrapped in heavenly visions, as he communicated with both worlds fully awake. Death where is thy sting? The crucifixion of Christ, the strange darkness, and earthquake that shook calvery’s scene, gripped the Lord’s followers with doubts and fears. His tortured, bruised, and mangled body, taunted them for believing that He was the promised one to come. As He was lowered from the cross and taken to the tomb.
Like wise our circumstances in life often do the same. They taunt us at the broken remains of our hopes and dreams, that carried an expectation, for better times and lovelier days. But the keeping power of God’s love, and amazing grace, is stronger than anyone can ever imagine, for those who trust in Him. No matter how dark the night Jesus displayed to the world, as sure as the sun comes up, that joy comes in the morning! Our faith is justified by the power of His resurrection. 2000 years have passed, kingdoms have come and gone; rulers have risen and fallen; even now churches stand empty through out the world, but the testimony of the Lord Jesus Christ remains, and we still celebrate Resurrection Day. Remembering His words that have carried the faithful for two millenniums, “… And, lo I Am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Math 28:20
For as the Father has life in Himself, so also He has granted the Son to have life in Himself.
And this is the will of Him who sent Me, that I shall lose none of those He has given Me, but raise them up at the last day.
Jesus answered, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No man comes to the Father except by Me.
When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory.
I am He that lived and was dead, and behold, now I am alive forever more! And I have the keys of Death and of Hell.
Deliverance is for the desperate! How many hours of ministry and counsel has gone to those unwilling to hear God’s word, and truly apply his counsel to their heart and lives? Instead, many hang on to the dogma and theology of a powerless gospel, rather than the WORD of Life, that sets us free, by the power and demonstration of the Holy Spirit. Empty vessels desperately hungry for God, go after all He has to give them. Blessed are the hungry and thirsty! They want the water and bread of life! They are not gospel hardened. Blessed are the poor for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven. .. Math 5:3
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.
My hope is that if you are a believer in the healing power of God, this article will encourage you and reinforce what you already know. That is, that Jesus settled the healing question by the work of the cross. If you debate that truth, don’t bother with me. I’m ruined, you can’t help me. There is nothing you can say or do to change my mind. We’ve seen it, heard it, and have handled it with our own two hands, the Word of Life. We have set our stakes in the promise land of healing. We have had our Jericho and our AI’s we’ve learned our lessons of faith, endurance, and trust. Our mandate has been go, drive out the inhabitants of the land, displace them, and take possession of that which belongs to the Child of God. For it is the children’s bread! The one who sits at the table of the Father. We take Luke 10:19 literally, “I have given you authority to tread upon scorpions and serpents and over all the power of the enemy, nothing by any means shall harm you.” And the last part of that scripture, that says rejoice not that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice rather, that your names our written in the Lambs book of Life. Our testimony to the Fire Wall of God!
Have you ever had a wild dream that seemed to go on and on like an epic movie, and when you woke up you thought about it for days wondering WHAT WAS THAT ALL ABOUT?? Maybe some of these dreams are the imagination of an avid movie goer, over stimulated by an action packed night of coke, popcorn, and adventure heroes. But WHAT IF you’re not an avid movie goer, but a prophetic prayer warrior? Joel 2 says GOD IS GOING TO POUR OUT HIS SPIRIT in the last days! Young and old, men and women, boys and girls, are going to PROPHESY, have DREAMS, and VISIONS, before the great and terrible days of the LORD! Recently I was going through my journal of dreams submitted for interpretation, and I ran across this one that I strongly felt was not only speaking to the dreamer but paralleling America, as well. The theme has to do with home invasions. What is remarkable is that one year later I myself would have an epic encounter in a vision of a home invasion, that revealed America would see a mass exodus of illegal aliens. This was in February of 2016, (It is published here at NWP) While at the same time doing the right thing by children. CalledThe Right Thing To Do.
Let me ask you something, if you had a huge pine tree cut down in your front yard while you were sleeping, do you think that would wake you up? AMERICA has been invaded and taken over by something other than herself, and we are just waking up to that reality. We are at a war at our very thresholds and only God can give us victory. Whether you get this prophetic process or not, whether you comprehend this prophetic dream or not, there is one thing you should take from it. We are in an era of great spiritual warfare that could very well manifest itself into an epic disaster for American lives, if we don’t get up and run to the battle, before that battle comes to our streets, our doors, and into our homes. SPIRIT WARS is an epic MOVIE that is not only COMING SOON, it is already here!
Dream interpretation should be subjected to a council of prophets where further instruction and ministry can be pursued. In that setting dreams, visions, prophecy and the gift of interpretation can be properly examined, reinforced, or discarded as error. Let the prophets speak and the others stand and judge. With God’s best for you at heart. In Christ. – dee barnes
Dreamer writes: Thank you so much for taking the time to pray and respond to my request! This has been very encouraging, and I will spend time reviewing this and praying into it and responding to the wisdom here! Yes, our family has undergone tremendous attack, but each day, I am drawing closer and closer to Jesus and being more encouraged to hang on and press through. Thank you so much again! My words just can’t express how much this has meant to me.
Intruder dream Feb 3, 2015
I dreamed I was at my parents’ old house in our old city, and I was having an adult slumber party with some of my girlfriends. We were set up in the living room with mattresses on the floor. It was dark out, but we had the lights on inside. An intruder burst in the front door – it was a home invasion – and he was armed and shot me in the right thigh. I went down, and he stayed a little bit, and then he left. As soon as he left, I was able to close the door and lock it. I looked out the window, and a big jack pine tree had been cut down in the front yard at some point, and there were some branches down in the yard still, and some chunk slices of the trunk by the front walk (like how you cut a tree for firewood). I went back to the mattress. I was looking at the mattress at where I had bled from being shot in the leg, and there was quite a bit of blood on it. I looked at my thigh, and I saw the wound, and I saw that the bullet was in there. It looked white.
The next part of the dream was that I was in the hospital in the waiting room, and my parents were there, and I distinctly remember my son, ——–, there, and I wanted him to take pictures, because I wanted to show them that you could see the bullet just inside the wound. I was trying to get my dad’s attention, too. I was sitting in the chair, and I spread opened the wound, which had started to stick shut, and there was a pod or pouch thing – a seed pod – that came out of the wound, and I kind of pulled it a bit, and it was growing as I was pulling it out. The seed pod became a big white daisy-like flower that I turned around – and I was making sure that my son was documenting it – and I turned the flower around, and the centre of the flower was where the seed pod was, it was getting bigger and bigger by the second. It was actually holding a baby. By this time, it was the size of my hand, and I was holding it in my hand, and I was holding it up for him to look at – “is it breathing? Do you think it’s breathing”? I put it close to his face to see, and he said, “No.” And I said, “It’s because it’s still attached to me placentally.”
Then they finally got me into an examination room, and they were trying to help me up on the bed, but by this time, the baby had grown so much that it was the size of a real baby. From the time it had first just popped out of my thigh wound to 5-10 minutes later, it was a full-sized baby. I got up on the bed, and I was just holding it at my leg, and yet, it was acknowledged that I had been shot, and it didn’t make sense how this baby was a part of it. Then somebody in the next bed asked, “Didn’t you see the intruder outside”? And I said, “No. If there was any inkling that there was an intruder at the window, I would have seen him.” Then, there was a window on the bottom right side of my bed near the floor, and there was someone there that grabbed my hand, and I shook it off. Then I noticed my old friend, ——was in another bed and she had just had another baby. In the dream, I was very firm that I had wanted my son to be the one to document this.
The response to this dream includes adjustments to broaden its application to include what I believe is prophetic insight for what America is facing now.
Not that your battles are uncommon because of neglect. For they are common reflecting our world we live in; what is uncommon, and heroic, is your response and faith because you are displaying that we are more than conquerors through CHRIST Jesus. These are extraordinary battles because of the threat our families are to the kingdom of darkness. Above all else we can be sure of this- Nothing can separate us from the Love of God that is in Christ Jesus.
Future Blessings for Zion
“No weapon that is formed against you will prosper; And every tongue that accuses you in judgement you will condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, And their vindication is from Me,” declares the LORD.
A dream that parallels the CHURCH in many ways in the light of these end times.
Beloved, this is a dream revealing spiritual warfare that transcends generationally, manifesting itself in your life time, simply, because the days are evil. It is a work of darkness that has been transpiring for a significant amount of time outside of the realm of discovery until it has come upon you, like a home invasion. Literally, like a thief in the night. What the enemy did to the tree outside is what the thief attempted to accomplish against your family on the inside. I see it as the same assignment he wishes to accomplish against the Church in America. This is warfare, a hit against your family line. Trees represent legacy and heritage.
The sleeping party (state of the Church) (celebratory yet sleeping) is the recently present state that this invader has intruded upon, where you have suddenly found yourself in a fight for your life, a massive amount of blood is lost, the girl friends represent many fellowships or Churches that are the sleeping PARTY type. The window provided spiritual watchfulness but no watchman was watching. In retrospect you discover (through prophetic sight-fullness) the degree of vulnerability your family has been suffering, this answers the question “No one heard a Jack Pine being fallen in the front yard, no one saw anything through the window?” We need to exchange our sleeping parties for a war party, whose watchman stand through the night, WATCHING.
Nevertheless, this home intrusion is behind you now. Getting shot in the thigh is a wound you were astonished at. You have suffered astonishment over much that has happened. It has caused you to require a season of rest and recovery, but you are witnessing a supernatural occurrence right before your eyes. What Satan has tried to hobble your strength with, to destroy you with (the white bullet). Though MEANT FOR HARM, it will only work for your good, as you continue in your faith in Christ. You are also standing in a forunner’s anointing in your personal resolve to overcome. This will show the way for the bulk of those around you (Body of Christ) who will experience a similar rude awakening on a much larger scale, corporately.
This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.
Out of it comes supernatural, and miraculous New Life. The gestation of it will not be hidden from you, but present it self in the seen realm. Those with you will benefit from watching your rebound, as well. As you continue to nurture your own personal recovery you will grow in amazement, watching what God is performing before your very eyes. The flowering stage is the end game regarding this hit against the promises of God, the pod of seeds are presenting multiplied potential, nurturing new works, information, promise, and a cluster of giftings that will match and exceed the level of satanic Intel it takes to perform this kind of trespass against families of God. This is the Father accomplishing a spiritual work in you, that will benefit many.
Still, a battle presents itself, a spiritually discerned remnant of the battle remains. (Hand to hand combat at the window while in recovery.) Your next dream expounds upon the nature of that battle and updates you on how it is looking now, or what is needed to completely destroy this demonic power.
Every battle won is completed by captured armaments.This is understanding the technology of our enemies warfare. Be not ignorant of the devil’s devices. God is bringing light and strategy against the works of darkness.
Second dream: Windows and another home invasion attempt, battle at the window until the arm is all that remains, yet it too is overcome. Husband stops to seek knowledge during a lul in the fight scene when in the middle of the fight. Another Ameriican parallel? Another battle at the threshold of French doors where the dreamer makes the attempt to change or straighten a child’s crooked mouth before coming through the doors, but it’s not working.
French window doorintrusions are battles coming out of the unseen realm and being discerned as the spiritual attack that they are, through prophetic sight-fullness, before they actually occur, through an open door. Warning for a faceoff.
This dream is one that is in a sleeping room, where a bed is. The difference in sleeping in your own bed rather then the living room (as before) is that this is a place you are suppose to be sleeping. This is resting in Christ, able to be alerted and readily available in that alertness. Unlike the first dream which was an eagle eye view of living in a state of slumber (mattress in the living room) a perfect picture of the present Church in many ways. A multi dimensional view of what was, is, and the victory that is to come (as you continue in Christ) as the Church, herself, awakens into watchfulness and prayer. French windows are often windows that open like doors. Because this beast is finding its way through a windowed door, this window type displays a port of entry rather than a break in, this demon has found a door to enter in. It is being resisted, and identified, and you are being prophetically shown where you are at in this warfare. Again, the Church needs this kind of discernment, America needs it, as well. For even France itself is battling a home invasion, seeking to destroy cultural peace.
The king pin (muscle head) that presented itself through the windowed door is wrestled out, but there is more to resist, and understanding to gain. The room is woody and rustic because you are fighting a battle with eternal consequences in a temporary world that is perishing. Still, the most difficult part of the battle is in recess. Don’t let up, this intruder is nearly defeated in his assignment. Your spiritual work in warfare has wrought much victory, your husband seeking knowledge is a vital part. ( Or, knowledge seeking on your part.) Between the two types of warfare- prayer and the acquisition of wisdom, knowledge, and understanding, this devil that seeks to kill, steal, and destroy, will be defeated. You will overcome by the BLOOD of the LAMB and by the WORD of your TESTIMONY.
Had this beast’s leg remained it would have meant he was rendered disabled.
You would have approached it and simply threw him the rest of the way out. Not so with the arm. The arm and hand is still able to seize you if an approach is not well thought out. But, because his arm remains it indicates the need for skill and strategy to rid its presence permanently. These things come not out but by fasting and prayer. Fasting and prayer takes us beyond natural understanding into super natural KNOWINGS and war room strategy. This here is that, through your supplications, prayers, and intercessions God answers us by revelation, knowledge, and understanding, often times through dreams and visions.
A Common Thread
The dreamer sees family passing through the French doors, back and forth where a battle once ensued. At one point a child’s mouth was crooked and she tried to force her mouth straight to no avail. Once again families will freely come and go, but attitudes will still need to be changed.
The third dream is revealing realtime prophetic encounters where familial interaction is passing back and fourth through the windowed doors. You are displaying powerful prophetic sight-fulness in these dreams. They have the potential to solve dilemmas. Here we see a cosmetic suggestion to make the issue better, but understanding the cause of why the child’s mouth is askew is overlooked, again the need to seek knowledge regarding the root of the issue. The Lord desires to perfect you in your spiritual gifting by adding to your prophetic gift words of wisdom, and a greater measure of spiritual understanding, again this may come through your husband as you co- labor, with him in Christ. Your approach to a problem, together, may bring a balanced resolve. As you pray and as he is in the word. Again, America needs to discern the deep issues coming in and out of her open doors, guarding transactions with a spirit of wisdom, and discernment which falls under that category, because what has been coming through America and Europe has not voiced themselves as in allegiance, or alignment, to cultural norms and standards. But rather, has begun to change them.
Indeed God speaks once, Or twice, yet no one notices it. In a dream, a vision of the night, when sound sleep falls on men, While they slumber in their beds, then He opens the ears of men, and seals their instruction …
With this cluster of giftings together spiritual maintenance will ensure joy and peace for the generation to come, rather than fending off battles no one sees coming until it is nearly to late. Not that your battles are uncommon all because of neglect, for they are common reflecting our world we live in, what is uncommon is your response and faith to rise up because we are more than conquerors through CHRIST Jesus. They are extraordinary battles because of the threat your family (and the Chrisitan family of God) is to the kingdom of darkness, therefore you are wanted dead or alive. Fight the good fight, and having done all continue to stand, HIS yoke is easy HIS burden is light. His rest is supernaturally refreshing, while our eyes are wide open. I want to say this to Christian America, as well, for her importance to the family of man in the days to come.
The last dream you will be encouraging renewal and restoration from loss endured by your heritage where battles have warn them down. So, this is you believing God for the security of your inheritance, posterity, and family legacy. With celebrated joy.
Zion’s Glory and New Name, Isaiah 62
For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent,
And for Jerusalem’s sake I will not keep quiet,
Until her righteousness goes forth like brightness,
And her salvation like a torch that is burning.
The nations will see your righteousness,
And all kings your glory;
And you will be called by a new name
Which the mouth of the LORD will designate.
You will also be a crown of beauty in the hand of the LORD,
And a royal diadem in the hand of your God.
It will no longer be said to you, “Forsaken,”
Nor to your land will it any longer be said, “Desolate”;
But you will be called, “My delight is in her,”
And your land, “Married”;
For the LORD delights in you,
And to Him your land will be married.
For as a young man marries a virgin,
So your sons will marry you;
And as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride,
So your God will rejoice over you.
On your walls, O Jerusalem, I have appointed watchmen;
All day and all night they will never keep silent.
You who remind the LORD, take no rest for yourselves;
And give Him no rest until He establishes
And makes Jerusalem a praise in the earth.
The LORD has sworn by His right hand and by His strong arm,
“I will never again give your grain as food for your enemies;
Nor will foreigners drink your new wine for which you have labored.”
But those who garner it will eat it and praise the LORD;
And those who gather it will drink it in the courts of My sanctuary.
Go through, go through the gates,
Clear the way for the people;
Build up, build up the highway,
Remove the stones, lift up a standard over the peoples.
Behold, the LORD has proclaimed to the end of the earth,
Say to the daughter of Zion, “Lo, your salvation comes;
Behold His reward is with Him, and His recompense before Him.”
And they will call them, “The holy people,
The redeemed of the LORD”;
And you will be called, “Sought out, a city not forsaken.”
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Offenses come. They come with out any effort upon the heart of the easily offended. More willing to bear a grudge than respond with love, lovelessness abounds. Yet, offences bead off more easily from the heart who is perfected in love, because the one bearing the fruit of love endures all things. Those that love do not easily give up on LOVE. The scripture says in the last days the love of many will be like a blown out candle of wax, cold and hardened, rather than warm and pliable. The heart will “wax cold” the passage says.
This will happen because of the spirit of lawlessness in the earth increasing in the end times. People will make up their own laws right or wrong. Their laws will serve them, and them alone. They will trespass God’s law to serve their own agenda at the expense of everyone around them. These are those by whom offenses come. They are a cold wind- blowing out what’s left of love in their lives.
Sadly, they may be meeting out the measure of lovelessness given to them, but all too often, even the loved and favored forfeit love for gain, because selfish ambitions rule their hearts over natural affection.
For love they respond with indifference, graduating to intolerance, until there is no real or natural affection left in them. Only the next cold and cruel stage of disdain, that begins to fill their hearts with hatefulness that changes them. Their mouths begin to be filled with bitter barbs to hurt and wound, rather than to give grace, and comfort. Unfortunately, these hurtful actions afflict those that God has assigned to be in their lives, for friendship, for fellowship, for love and support; yet, hatred has filled the ill will of that one choosing to nourish bitter roots, rather than eradicating them from their being, out of obedience to the Father. God tells us to always be on the look out for opportunities that will bring reconciliation. For we, as Christians, are to be ambassadors of the Gospel of Reconciliation. Will we endure the northern winds when they blow upon our lives?
We shall, when close to the warming heart we rest, the nearer to God we be.
The Journey Back To Love
Approaching God with honest submissions of our struggle in forgivness, in grudges and offenses, and misunderstandings- opens up a world of mercy towards us because the Father says, “If you are faithful to confess your sins before me, I am faithful and just to forgive them, and cleanse you from all unrighteousness.”
We do this in supplications and prayers (not forgetting to give thanks to God) we make our desire to overcome lovelessness as a request to be made known to God, who will keep our hearts and minds in HIS perfect peace, when we do so. See Philippians chapter 4.
To rid ourselves of bitter roots requires conscious intent. Often addressing issues we don’t even want to look at. We may be in a state of numbness, knowing we don’t even care! Knowing we are that far gone! Going to the Father and telling Him HOW YOU FEEL in all honesty will begin a rehaul in your life, to love again.
It’s about your persuit to being whole, knowing you need it even though you may not be “feeling it.”
In King David’s story we see how he waited on God time and time again for reconciliation rather than justice. David who suffered betrayal by those he loved, over and over again. Who in the end did receive justice, because David’s enemies refused reconciliation. He poured HIS heart out for God to hear his lament over grievous disappointments, wounds that he sustained by those closest to him. One of those occurrences as written below:
“Had this been my foe, I would have endured the betrayal, but it was a friend, a brother, as one of my own household …”
Psalm 55:12-14 For it was not an enemy that reproached me; then I could have borne it: neither was it he that hated me that did magnify himself against me; then I would have hid myself from him: But it was thou, a man mine equal, my guide, and mine acquaintance . We took sweet counsel together, and walked unto the house of God in company.
Pouring out our hearts to God is the beginning of healing those things that have wounded us so deeply, even when reconciliation is impossible, these honest complaints starts us out on a journey that brings peaceful resolve to our soul, if we continue seeking God in the process. The fact of the matter is sooner or later offenses will come, whether they are real, imagined, or misunderstood, nothing is worth the damage that harboring bitterness causes! For that state of being begins to harm back, multiplied, what was originally suffered. This making our bitter spirit hippocritical and foul in God’s eyes, while we have been forgiven by Him such great trespasses, we refuse to forgive others theirs.
This throws us into turmoil of soul when ever we see that person, or are reminded of an incident involving them or others.
Our soul literally begins to draw back and cringe up on the inside, our mind begins to plot an opportunity for revenge, an occasion to throw an insult, often over something that person has forgotten. We lose our balance, and bitterness and pettiness begins to consume us. When that happens there is no question it’s time to go to the Father and lay it all out before HIM. When we rehearse old offenses over and over again with a strange salty delight to do so, we are vexed with a spirit of bitterness. For our own spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical well being, we need to turn to God for help in eradicating these bitter roots out of our soulish realm. Befor they SPRING UP out of control, where by many become defiled because of the bitterness we spread.
Bitterness always leads us away from the Father. Bitterness will trouble your physical body and defile others in your sin of unforgivness.
We of the house hold of God need to remind ourselves of the danger of becoming hardened, because of the cruel afflictions of our own. Jesus said, offenses shall come, but woe to them by whom they come. Your insensitivity, your smallness of heart, could be that last straw, that cold wind of indifference, that draws the last bit of warmth from a heart battered, relentlessly, by the lawlessness of others. A pitiful soul that never knew love one iota seeking a glimmer of Christ, in the testimony called you, can get slapped by your coldness of heart. The law of Christ is to love one another, He said, “This is the greater commandment that you Love one another, as I have loved you …Beloved, let us love one another. They that love not, know not God, for God is love.”
Prayer: Lord renew an upright spirit with in me, help me love again, I choose to forgive others because I know that is right. Help me to release all offenses and let them go, for you have forgiven me of all of mine. Let all bitterness in my soul be washed out, cleanse me of its residual effects, help me bring healing to others, let love be my legacy, as I honor you with my life. In Jesus precious name, amen. Repeat as needed! Amen and amen!
Hope When Love Is Lost
Another startling condition, is that of one we love, whom has an embittered soul, where that flame of love has gone out, where no stirring, no breath of man can bring it back. Nothing anyone does brings that warmth back, it’s a grave and dark condition. In fact the stirrings and the blowing upon dead coals, or candles, only ensure what was once a flame, is no more. All loving efforts only perpetuates the absolute realization love is gone. But there is this amazing cycle of life that comes after the coldest of winters. This is hope that springs eternally in the power of our God, surrendering to Him the loss of love. Committing into His loving arms the loss of a loved one’s love. It is only the spirit of God that can quicken the dead back to life again. He can, He has, and He wills; but, we must love on, let go, trust and believe, casting our bread upon the waters …. Even the Word of Life who is the bread of life, as a release of our confession of faith, believing in the promise of that day of the restoration of all things- this faithful resolve works with in the inner chambers of the hardest of hearts. Remaining in love in our waiting. It is God’s job to fulfill His promises, it is our Joy to rest in them. Love bears all things, believes all things, because love endures … 1 Corinthians 13:7
Love receives reward
Love will endure the ache of separation, when the love of another has failed, remaining unwavered through the cold gales of winter. For the bud’s pre dawn is dormancy- The Holy Spirit’s stirring is able to awaken life deeply sleeping. Sorrow, loss, grief- suffering endures for the night, but joy comes in the morning! Trust that the wintery trek (given in God’s hands) of the coldest heart, will search for the compelling warmth of love’s hearth. This and our earnest prayers will bring the wearied soul to its (hearth) stones of rememberence, in the days where warmth abounded in the Fathers House! There is victory in Jesus, no matter how long we wait love endures and is empowered to do so. Even if we never get their love back, our goal is to see their return to the Father. This is unselfish love.
Therefore the redeemed of the Lord shall return, and go with singing unto ZION, an everlasting Joy shall be upon their heads, there shall sorrow and mourning flee away …
When True SPRING Comes
Will you trust them with me? Why do you sorrow so. I am working a work. The one you love is loved even more by me. I am working in the inner workings of soul and spirit, I Am the discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart, says The Lord, rest this matter in my hands and do not weather the matter more. Let it not ebb your joy. Your resolve to let go, live on, and leave it to me will hasten the recovery process, where both hearts will learn to rely upon me the more, and less upon one another, as their only source of refuge. The beginning season is here, where the dead seed in the ground, unseen by the eye, is going to be doing its miraculous work. Do you see this? That now faith is the substance of the thing hoped for the evidence of it yet unseen? Faith creates the perfect condition for me to work on behalf of all, in these sacred matters of the heart and soul. Let true spring rise in your soul this is your hope and glory. Christ in you.
Today in business, ministry, and on social media, most feel it is so important to have recognition, and a large following, that many are willing to pay for it; applying every tool and gimmick in the book to increase their presence in a market that millions occupy. It seems that every one wants the world to know their name. This podcast reveals, specifically, the two most important extremes on earth that needs to know your name, even if for the rest of your life you are hidden in obscurity, lost in a sea of faces.
All of this, essentially, is in the pursuit for power. Just before Jesus ascended to the Father he gave some very detailed instructions on what His followers were to do next.
In Luke 24:49 he says, “Behold I send the promise of my Father upon you; but go and wait in the city of Jerusalem, until you are ENDUED with POWER from on high.
The power of God can’t be bought nor sold. It can only be obtained. You either have it or you don’t. It is what we need to make an impact on this earth. This podcast explains how it can be obtained. But most importantly, what is brought under subjection when God’s people have power, and who it is that will learn their name.
Took a screen shot to capture credits for this photo and then noticed the time above it. So I am reminded on this Inauguration Day to NEVER FORGET. Never forget, America, it’s the mercy and grace of God that heals a nation.
What airplanes and automobiles mean in dreams. Dreams: Appointments, Flights, and Automobiles
What Dream Interpretation Looks Like.
Dreamer wrote: Tonight I dreamed that I was getting in a car with one of my elderly church minsters to catch a flight to Japan, the car was full after *Mrs.[Name means grace] got in so I went back inside the house to have someone drive me. Once back inside I had to keep climbing out of windows to get out. I was surrounded by my Pastor and church members encouraging me to go out the windows. There were several windows.
Once outside my sister and youngest daughter were getting ready to take me, we pass Mrs. —– [ name means grace ] car (same make as her car now but older) and my sister locks it, then she says she needs to get gas, the car we were getting into was at the gas pump. I say worriedly that I was going to miss my flight, I wake up as we were getting in the car. In both dreams my youngest daughter is with me.
Dear one, this is a dream coaching, and teaching segment. Airplanes and Automobiles
When we have a flight to catch we have an appointment to make that will move us forward in rapid succession once we get there. This type of progression requires connections, and are time sensitive. They also include a body of like travelers with the same destination. You have an appointment, a flight, a journey, and destination that includes, or will benefit you and your daughter. What does Japan mean to you? It is the land of the rising sun. In this dream none of the cars are in your control. Simply said, they are in the control of others. In fact, those who have control of these vehicles are not in tune to your sense of urgency. They can encourage you, they can point in the direction you need to go. But, all the vehicles involved are not dedicated to your destination. There are priorities that over ride yours, they have to do with the lives of others.
Cars are owned by individuals, and possessed by families. They are the instrument that moves us forward in our own lives.
Everyone should have their own. What is this, spiritually? It is a driving support that best fits your needs to get you to your appointments and destiny. As long as some one else other than Jesus, or you, is in the driver’s seat to where you are needing to go in life, then that destination that is uniquely yours, will not be the number one priority. Especially, if no one is sharing a common goal, or passion.
Your needs were not the priority, in the first car, the needs of the church mother and her destination was, this is a fellowship that may not be called to get you there. In fact those in the car made room for grace, but had no room for you. This vehicle is fine, grace is in it. But, this arrangement is causing delay for you. Are you being equipped for your destination in Christ?
If not this is no ones fault; but, is outlining the dynamics that are not in your favor for God’s destiny in your life, and it is your responsibility to begin seeking the Lord, on how to acquire the knowledge and wisdom you need in order to meet appointments and destinations, that God has lined up for you. This is personal responsibility that you will have to give account for. We can’t say to God, “Well, no one let me, no one gave me an opportunity, no one took up my cause.” With God all things are possible for us.
We ought to obey God rather than man, and we ought not to wait for others to embrace concern for our appointments and destinations. We have to give an account for what we do, or do not do, in this life time in obeying what the Father has called us to do. In this dream these vehicles are not working in your favor, because you are believing that your church and family are going to get you there; but, God himself through the power of the Holy Spirit is the only one who can.
Your church is teaching you how to move forward through the frame work of the prophetic, this is seeing what is next, (windows) and having revelation to move forward, which is great, still you get into your family member’s vehicle, her passion and course needs more fuel to get YOU where you need to go, but you are running out of time, and the other car you see that is now an older model, is not even an option. It is locked to you. Marking a passage of time and present relevance, where grace is no longer even in it. This may refer to something you tried before that you thought would get you where you needed to go, but it didn’t pan out. Now, it is not even close.
The dream is revealing that you have been a passenger waiting on others to help you make your flight. That you need a vehicle purposed for you, alone, to make your appointments.
You can engage a dream you don’t completely understand by using the dream language. You can begin to pray and ask the Lord to purpose operatives, on your behalf that will get you where you need to go right on time. Pray in your personal means of support to transport you into your destiny, in Christ. What you need to hear, what revelation you need to walk in, the grace that will carry YOU.
Your immediate connections are not getting you there; however, the Holy Spirit, will be our personal escort. This doesn’t mean your sister doesn’t have a part in it, but may need your prayers to get you there on time. In fact, it could mean that you need everyone involved to have revelation concerning you, so let the Lord minister the truth in this matter to you. Pushing and pulling people to see it our way is never the answer. God reveals and God conceals.
We love these people, but we must work out our own salvation, with fear and trembling. Prayer for all involved will ensure God’s will. -God bless Dee.
*Not always, but often, the etymology of a name is a key to a dream rather than the person themselves.
Photo: Matthew Black @matthewblack flickr.com Creative Commons License
Cashe of Prophetic of NWP November 2015- January 2016
A spy plane is confronted by Russia over the Black Sea, today in the news. Is there more concerning the Black Sea to come?
Today, while praying for America, for God’s people in this country (while repenting for our sins) I saw another great wave hitting the Eastern Seaboard. For I saw one do so in 2007, in a DREAM. This tsunami in 2007 was not a natural one it began as a tornado, that come out of the North Atlantic, it hit an office building North West Africa, engulfed it into flames, and then manifested as a tsunami that crashed into the Eastern Seaboard of the United States. Obviously this was not a natural storm. Sleepers were immediately over whelmed, but never awakened, those passively aware were swept off their feet, the deluge sunk them to their waist, those watching the thing from the time it came out of the north, warned as they ran to higher ground. While many have heard or seen in dreams, a tsunami hitting the shores of America, I am not completely sure that all of them speak of a natural wave, or tsunami; though I wouldn’t count that out.
The waves I saw were the economic crash of 2008. An economic tsunami.
The individuals I saw overcome to their waist in this dream lost half their savings. Later, we were moved to higher ground, not to get away from the Atlantic, but to be positioned strategically for a new phase of prayer and ministry. This was done after being released from our initial call to prayer while living on the Eastern Seaboard. I believe a deluge of seismic proportions is coming, is mounting up, as we speak …
The world’s intercessors, America’s intercessors, must pray for America in this season for the Spirit Of Elijah is here to turn the heart of the Fathers towards the Children, and the heart of the children towards their Fathers. TO TAKE UP THE VACUME OF THIS POWER WHEN THE Quaker Wave comes. If not then Malachi’s warning will come upon the nation. America needs a Father, there is no father but God, the Spirit of Elijah who makes straight the paths of the Lord is calling them to take the helms of our nation. A Father builds a legacy for His Sons and Daughters to dwell in, that they might prosper generations after him.
The spirit of Elijah, the heart of the Father desires to fill the void of the sons of pride in the land, in a time unprecedented of all her times, America will be humbled, she will be humbled in an eye for an eye kind of justice that will begin to divide, deeper, the land. However, they that trust in their God, who have been watching and warning, theirs shall be the eye of the storm, and the calm that will counteract insanity. A voice of Holy Reasoning will truly be heard in the midst of chaos. I see this amazing whirlwind accomplishing a dual purpose, with G force winds, pulling in many to the calm of the eye of the storm while spitting out those that reek havoc in its path. For whosoever calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. “Arise and shine oh my people, my brilliant light shall rest upon you,” says God!
All though a fearful thing rises from the Black Sea to swallow you, and tower over my elected ones, to make them seem so very very small, know that I am your strong tower and fortress, your high wall, He that trusts in me will not be made ashamed, I Am that I Am. I Am HE. All of those near and far who are mine, natural Israel, this is true for all of you. My light is come. Did I not say they will come and bow? They will come, they will be drawn by my light and glory, that rest upon the faithful, they will come to your arising. The will stand to greet you as one stands facing the morning sky in expectation of the sun rise. Those that sit in darkness will see a great light. Shall not those who look for me, be found of me? Shall they not be drawn of me as a lamp draws those that desire to see? This will be a beauty, and a joy for Her that eminates MY glory.
Kings will have a change of course, rulers will opt in, and then out again, for some will see what is at stake, they will peer into the abyss, and back up from the edge.
Now it is time for my people to know that their spiritual geography and advancement of my Kingdom is the cause of world systems writhing, and that I am in control. As I Am so are you in the earth, a great manifestation of my power is the cause of much tumult in demon possessed systems through out the earth, the sound of your voice as one shall cause a stampede of the unclean, and fearful workers of darkness, to throw themselves into the deep like the pigs of legion. Anything to get away from my voice, and my face, men will hide in the rocks at the end of this, you will see, crying depart, depart from us! No you not they knew you were coming? Know you not they saw this generation arriving upon the shores, of the age that is this day and hour? You must bind the spirit of suicide off the masses in these end times. It is you that will let what is letted. Perhaps they may spare themselves of Satan’s lies. Nevertheless, those systems will be eradicated of Satanic controls that bow to the brightness of your dawn. Your dawn emanates wisdom. The Lord Jesus the master key possessor would say to you, the key to understanding these systems, is to know they are covenants and agreements made of men.
Men have the gift of free will, many would choose life if they saw it burst upon them. Like the man who inflicted himself in the tombs.
These will go to their own, their kin, their likeness- of their vocation, and declare, “I Have seen a great light.” Should they not be filled full of my Spirit en mass after being delivered the same way? In this day it is by all means possible. The earth groans for the manifestation of the sons of God, and you MY FAITHFUL, will satisfy her travail. Let not the rising sea cause you to be fearful, nor the whirl wind make you afraid. You are the cause of these manifestations, my people full of my Spirit causing satanic systems to writhe. Don’t be ASTONISHED! You’re my people, my vessels, my Spirit Is in an occupancy where ever you stand amidst world systems. Rest assured I Am with you, to the end of the age. Be of good cheer. Remember, I was anointed with joy above my fellows, for I knew my Father was God, as I faced a dark night before securing for you your MORNING. Find your rest with me, and know your Father is God!
A Light House In The Foothills Of The Blue Ridge This is a Cashe of prophetic words and commentary to bring in some back ground and perspective, as I sort through THE LIGHT HOUSE vision, that conti…
A vision that outlined 3 prominent players on the world stage today, given four years ago. This is the CHURCH in the SPIRIT OF INTERCESSION, visiting the war torn- months and years in advance. But you are a chosen people, a royal p…
25 years ago I had a dream. The political figure in the dream is now at the peak of world prominence as a front runner for the president of the United States of America. The following is what I know of the dream and its message.
To those who by perseverance in doing good seek glory, honor, and immortality, He will give eternal life. But for those who are self-seeking and who reject the truth and follow wickedness, there will be wrath and anger.
The revelation of Jesus Christ tells us He is the King of Kings, and Lord of Lords! HIS mantle of authority, resting on the Church, billows in the wind of shifting powers; grimly reminding heathen gods, Lords, and kings, there is only one Lord of all!
25 years ago the Lord gave me a dream that is in its season now. I saw a television audience watching a famous husband and wife working out their commitment with one another. The wife needed deliverance from satanic oppression, and this was on a very public platform. I could see many notable people watching, and they were amused of it all, while viewing the couple on center stage in front of them. The famous couple were none other than- the Head of the Church who is Christ, and His body, the Church.
For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the SAVIOR of the body.
While the Lord was working on their relationship as husband and wife, the wife began to shake- the Lord himself rebuked an evil spirit from off of her, a mighty wind and tempest blew through her, and then a red cape was ripped up from off of the wife and she was delivered of harlotries.
The husband who was Christ (in the dream) became so intent and focused upon (his wife) the Church- that she began to tremble in HIS gaze. While this happened the evil spirit dusted up and showed itself upon her, so HE took authority over the evil spirit, as the woman (Church) began to shake uncontrollably.
Once more I will shake all that can be shaken …
As soon as the spirit lifted off of her the audience was astonished as it was exposed in full disclosure over them, violently shaking over the audience with ecstatic motion and peals of thunder!
The audience was shocked and started to scream, horrified at this wicked spirit above them, for now they knew it was a supernatural manifestation. Seemingly, they finally saw with their own eyes what the’ve always heard about. That Satan is real.
Among them, I saw two women wearing the exact same kind of red mantle upon their shoulders that was the same mantle driven out of the church, and was now ripping around in a wild current of air above the people.
One of the women was at the hight of her career in media at the time of the dream, and the other a very present and most prominent figure in politics now!
None other have surpassed what these two women have accomplished so far; politically or media wise. For they both [ Americans] have had the attention of world prominence and royalty, for decades. They have an agreement or commonality with this power ripping in the air that was once concealed, but now stands revealed above the audience for what it is. Appearing as a sign and wonder above.
These two women became astonished, along with the horrified audience of the TEMPEST above them, while the couple representing Christ and His Church remained on center stage- under the lights; no longer battered by the wind and its torrents that violently ripped the red cape around. The storm tossing this diabolical inhabitant was now over the secular assembly, media, and political figures.
Christ and HIS Church remained on center stage under the lights, while the tempest stormed above the audience, and the two women.
1 Peter 16-17
if you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but glorify God that you bear this name. it is time for judgement to begin with the family of God; and if it begins with us, what will the outcome be for those who disobey the gospel of God?
..Romans 8:19 For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed.
Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you. For behold, great darkness shall cover the earth, And deep darkness the people. But the Lord will arise over you, And His glory will be seen upon you. The Gentiles shall come to your light, And kings to the brightness of your DAWN.
HIS GLORY SHALL BE SEEN UPON YOU! The Gentiles shall come to your light! Who is our light? Jesus is the light of the world. The nations will be coming to Christ, Kings will see the Church as a glorious rising star to give honor to, and seek favor from. For she is contrasting the darkness that is in the world, and will be a presence that cannot be ignored. The glory of God is upon her. The Hope and Glory with in, Christ who is the fullness of the Godhead bodily.
Many will break out of the ranks to greet her, while many others will slip into the night to avoid CHRIST IN HER, THE ANOINTED ONE, the hope and glory, who releases heavy bondages.
While the Church rising, continues in her great commission to go out into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature; with signs following those that believe, in Jesus name; speaking with new tongues, casting out devils, healing the sick, raising the dead, and demonstrating supernatural power- until that which is PERFECT comes.
Clash of Kingdoms
Satan knows his time is short. The mantle of the Lord, his power, his authority, is literally causing realms to crash into one another like subatomic plates beneath the ground. It is a seismic activity, the earth knows what comes near, and the magnitude of HIS appearing in the earth is like a gravitational pull upon land and sea, the shaking that awakens sleepers.
That anointing [walked in] causes the earth to groan for more and more of His manifest presence to present itself- Christ in us the HOPE and GLORY. Jesus: Who was, is, and is to come.
As the demoniacs cried out at the passing of Jesus when he walked this earth, so also, the transformation of HIS righteous ones in high places of prayer, and natural position, and occupation- is truly causing perversions of every kind, from every sector, to boil up as the cancerous lesions they are; shocking and appalling, to those who have not been aware of how much corruption is in the governments of this world. As the people are entering into a state of repulsion, realizing the snare they have been ensnared with- being deeply troubled by the depravity they are seeing around them- they will continue to ask, “Has the world gone mad, and how can I escape this madness?”
While the delusional in rapid decent are being given over to a reprobate mind- they will continue to call good evil, and evil good, much to the astonishment of those whose eyes have been opened around them. Not only does the emperor have no clothes, his entire empire is shamefully naked before the King of Glory, and those who are called by HIS name. Astonishments will be the order of the days before us.
Panic and Revolt
Many in their rude awakenings will at first violently respond like a drunkard punching the air as he pulls himself out of the grogginess of a deep, and dangerous sleep; not yet centered by the SPIRIT who is upon the non-sleepers in Christ. Because of the overwhelming sense of powerlessness to stop what seems to be the legalization of lawlessness itself, these not knowing the Kingdom way, will be in the throws of flight or fight. Somehow trying to get a way from what they know is increasing madness.
This will be that which will fuel unrest among those not ready to face what will suddenly catch them by surprise, whom will find their True NORTH only in Christ. They that become resettled in HIM, shall gradually re-gain their equilibrium; with the help of those whom have been watching and praying, and living in the peace that passes understanding.
This will be the first company of those whose exodus is out of great darkness that will come to the Church in the declaration phase of her arising. Meanwhile the Kings of the earth and those choosing darkness as their covering are responding, as any would, who knows their throne is at risk, and is in danger of being exposed, and over thrown.
Why do the nations rage, And the people plot a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, And the rulers take counsel together, Against the LORD and against His Anointed, saying, “Let us break Their bonds in pieces And cast away Their cords from us.”
He who sits in the heavens shall laugh; The LORD shall hold them in derision. Then He shall speak to them in His wrath, And distress them in His deep displeasure: “Yet I have set My King” He says,
“On My holy hill of Zion.”
Logistics Of Their Removal
What they don’t understand is that the order has already been decreed in the court of heaven, and filed. The logistics of their removal has been activated, and Jesus is returning to evict them from their power- whom refuse to recognize Christ’s authority! For HE IS the great I AM, and nothing will stop the demise of those strongholds of contempt, and lawlessness, against His power and might. He has said, “I will shake, once more, ALL that can be shaken.” The KING who is the MASTER of the house, is returning to find faith, and settle HIS accounts.
Isaiah 9:6-7 For a child will be [was] born to us, a son [was] given to us; And the government will [does now] rest on His shoulders; And His name [is] called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.
There will be no end to the increase of His government or of peace, On the throne of David and over his kingdom, To establish it and to uphold it with justice and righteousness, From then on and forevermore. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will accomplish this.
NO END TO THE INCREASE OF HIS GOVERNMENT! From THEN ON! When on?
At the time of His birth? Certainly at the time of HIS coronation –
(Matthew 21:1-11; Mark 11:1-11; Luke 19:28-40; John 12:12-19)
Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass.
Jesus is returning to finish what is already in motion. The heavens are HIS throne and earth IS HIS footstool. Amen and Amen
We occupy until HE comes.
Mark 16:18-20Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, EVEN UNTO THE END OF THE WORLD, Amen.
It seems now there are just too many confirmations for me to continue to ignore the need to publish these dreams given over 35 years ago. They are warnings for America for prayer and preparation. While they have recently only been published; I have friends and family, and at least one pastor, that have known about these dreams since I started having them in 1982. In the last decade a dream addressing what I call: The Great Evacuation from the Pacific Northwest- had been recurring. At the time that I had these dreams I didn’t know others had similar ones like mine. A couple had them in the 80’s as I did. I was only four years old in the Lord, in 1982. I had never heard of A.A. Allen. Henry Gruver, Ken Peterson, or Demitri Dudaman, who all had similar dreams and encounters, as I did regarding America in the end-times. Other than A.A. Allen, these brothers in Christ had their dreams in the 80’s as I did.
God is a very present help in times of trouble. Follow the Links.
A podcast explaining how American Evangelicals have rejected the man of God and have, rather, installed the (unusual gift set) of a kingly mantle, as the front runner for the republican party.
Mean while this mantle has had a part in drudging up Leviathan who is coiling on the end of a spear called exposure. While we experience a clash of Kingdoms because of the prize to be secured, and what is seeking to secure that prize. We are in a real battle of wits, and it is our prayers, and our rude awakenings, that have been rocking this nation on its axes. An amazing time to be alive. Is it all in the power of our hands? I believe it is, if we will sober up out of our slumber very quickly, and arise.
Rather than beginning with a fresh start we often pull out of past failures, by re-building over the rubble of broken dreams, and life altering disappointments. Attempting to re-purpose some of the same material that didn’t hold up in the first place. When our new life begins to settle, we find issues of the heart re-emerging from an unresolved past, that pulls us back into the same cycles we failed in before. The good news is IF WE surrender every splinter embedded in our flesh, and every exception we hold against God in our heart, the force and momentum of true restoration relocates us out of BROKEN TOWN, on to a new and better life, that is truly new and better. Allowing God to redefine our purpose, beyond what we can imagine for ourselves. This resurrects a determination to live on. It FEELS LIKE WE’VE LOST GROUND, LIKE WE’RE STARTING ALL OVER AGAIN, but we are actually overcoming stumbling blocks on the road towards the tangible destination of an overcomer. This is PROGRESS in its truest form. Jesus said: He that overcomes will I make a pillar in the temple of my God! Let’s set our ashes to the wind, replacing them with the beautiful countenance of those who ENTRUST their lives in God’s infallible care. How do we do that? It’s a simple heart felt prayer: Lord I release into your hands all of my yesterdays, the beautiful and the broken- and entrust to you all of my tomorrows, from white waters to still waters, I place my hope in you. Amen and Amen -deana
Evangelist David Wilkerson, who has now gone on to be with the Lord, wrote a book published in 1974, called The Vision. I remember reading it in 1984 and was astonished of the prophecies that had already come to pass since he had written the book. For many years after that it was virtually impossible to find a copy. Thanks to the Internet the copies of Wilkerson’s book began to resurface, becoming even more relevant than ever. In fact, I remember an earlier reading of it in the late 70’s where I had actually thought some of those things he wrote about could never happen. Surely, XXX rated movies could never be watched on TV in people’s homes.
The depravity of other things he described was unimaginable then, but is a reality now. Recently, Japan has suffered another devastating earthquake. He mentioned such an earthquake would happen just before AMERICA’s big one. Cautioning, that it may not be where everyone thinks, even though May 6, 2016 the head lines are warning us that THE BIG ONE IS EMINENT, that THE SAN ANDREA’S FAULT IS READY TO Go anytime. Wilkerson mentions an earthquake where none have been known to occur. After that 2 more will then be triggered, as is captured in an excerpt below.
A Call to Anguish (by David Wilkerson, 9/15/2002)
Would you open your Bibles to the first chapter of Nehemiah please? Please just leave that open on your lap. We’ll get to it in the course of my message.
I would have a hard time preaching this if I believe my own flesh telling me that I preached too much of a heavy message. There have been times I’ve been to the Lord and asked him can’t you give me a happy message? But I can’t. Now God may be speaking to me. This may not be for you. But it’s a call to anguish. Lord, if you don’t help me I can’t get through this. I can’t. Lord I’m too old for games. Foolishness. And I’m tired of rhetoric, meaningless rhetoric. It never changes things. Lord, just help me.
Folks, I’m tired of hearing about revival. I’m tired of hearing about awakenings, of Last Day f outpourings of the Holy Spirit. I’ve heard that rhetoric for 50 years. Just rhetoric. No meaning whatsoever. I’m tired of hearing about people in the church who say they want their unsaved loved ones saved. I’m tired of hearing people say I’m concerned about my troubled marriage, when it’s just talk, rhetoric. I don’t want to hear any more talk about how immoral America has become, how godless our society, how corrupt our business. I’m tired of hearing about Islam taking control and Christians losing power. And how dead the church has become, because that too is rhetoric, meaningless. Away with all of our how-to conferences because they accomplish nothing. How to cope, how to build a bigger church, how to reach the lost, how to improve your people skills, and how to impact the world in this computer time. I look at the whole religious scene today and all I see are the inventions of ministries of man and flesh. It’s mostly powerless. It has no impact on the world. And I see more of the world coming into the church and impacting the church rather than the church impacting the world. I see the music taking over the house of God. I see entertainment taking over the house of God … an obsession with entertainment in God’s house, a hatred of correction, and a hatred of reproof. Nobody wants to hear it anymore.
Tell me now how many churches have you visited recently when you walk in the Holy Ghost is so strong that every one of your sins are brought up before your face, and the loving grace of God. When was the last time you’ve been to a church where you’ve seen young people under such conviction because the people of God have been on their face? And there’s such a concern, and there’s such an agony, that young people are falling on their faces and calling on God because a spirit of conviction is called down from heaven upon them. How many churches have you been lately where you hear a word comes forth that’s so burns in your soul, you know it comes from heaven, you know it comes from the heart of God. I hope you hear it here. Whatever happened to anguish in the house of God? Whatever happened to anguish in the ministry? It’s a word you don’t hear in this pampered age. You don’t hear it. Anguish means extreme pain and distress. The emotions so stirred that it becomes painful, acute deeply felt inner pain, because of conditions about you, in you, or around you. Anguish, deep pain, deep sorrow, and agony of God’s heart. We’ve held on to our religious rhetoric, and our revival talk, but we’ve become so passive, our so-called awakenings are stirrings that last but a short time. And when the short-lived revivings and awakenings come from the hand of God, they are so short lived, and in those times we promise God we’ll never return to our passivity. But it’s not long, it’s just weeks or months and we’re back, and this time we slip further back into passivity than when we started. I speak from experience. And we say this time God you’ve touched me for life, I’ll never be the same. And it’s like fireworks, a loud bang and a lot of noise and then it dies.
All true passion is born out of anguish. All true passion for Christ comes out of a baptism of anguish. You search the scripture and you’ll find that when God determined to recover a ruined situation, he would seek out a praying man, and he’d take him down into the waters of anguish. He would share his own anguish for what God saw happening to his church and to his people, and he would find a praying man, and he would take that man and literally baptize him in anguish. You find it in the book of Nehemiah. Jerusalem is in ruins. This is the center of God’s interests on earth at the time, his holy city is wasted and it’s full of iniquity and mixed marriages with the heathen. They were enslaving their own people making slaves out of the poor. The house of God was polluted with filth. The high priest was in league with Tobiah, a heathen, reprobate. How is God going to deal with this? How is God going to restore the ruin? How does he do it? What does he do?
You see we face a similar situation except ours is many times worse. The time when men, according to the prophecy of Jesus wax worse and worse and that is happening. The church that’s defiled with pedophilia, child molestation, incest, adultery. A nation in a moral landslide that’s inundated with pornographic filth that the whole world blushes at. And now out of Con film festival according to the New York Times there’s a new movie about that hit the shores of the United States with 13 14 year old kids having unspeakable kinds of sex with adults. And they said at the Con film festival we’ve not only pushed the envelope, we’ve gone over the edge. And America is now ripe for it. The ruin and moral chaos is corrupting the house of God also. How else do you explain that multiplied numbers of Christians go home and watch HBO, a program I’ve never seen I don’t have television, but I read about it in the newspaper today in the New York Times called the Sopranos? This is a mafia bunch that kill and murder and maim, gratuitous sex, cheating, lying, mafia. And we have millions of Christians now in the United States getting together and talking about the next show and they’re addicted to it. Some of you hearing me now, that’s your favorite show. No laughing. This is life and death. Did you come here tonight, did you raise your hands and sing and shout and have a good time, and you know you’ve been watching this filth?
Now I believe in the love of God. I’ve preached mercy and grace and covenant love. And I believe in preaching the goodness and longsuffering of Christ. But multitudes today are being saturated with “you’re ok” messages. And we’ve got people now that are turning the grace of God into lasciviousness. We’ve become like the children of Israel who said the right words, but here’s what God said: I’ve heard the words of this people. They have well said all that they have spoken. Oh that there was such a heart in them that they would fear me and keep my commandments always that it might be well with them and with their children forever (Deu 5:29). You have the right words. You sing the right songs, but your heart is not right.
Nehemiah verses 1 through 3.
The words of Nehemiah the son of Hachaliah. And it came to pass in the month Chisleu, in the twentieth year, as I was in Shushan the palace, (Neh 1:1 KJV)
That Hanani, one of my brethren, came, he and certain men of Judah; and I asked them concerning the Jews that had escaped, which were left of the captivity, and concerning Jerusalem. (Neh 1:2 KJV)
And they said unto me, The remnant that are left of the captivity there in the province are in great affliction and reproach: the wall of Jerusalem also is broken down, and the gates thereof are burned with fire. (Neh 1:3 KJV)
And it came to pass, when I heard these words, that I sat down and wept, and mourned certain days, and fasted, and prayed before the God of heaven, (Neh 1:4 KJV)
Here was the word. Here was a delegation from the ruined city of Jerusalem coming to Nehemiah. It said Jerusalem is broken down, the walls are down. There’s nothing but ruin. Now these I’m sure were godly men. These were good men but they had no concept of how God was going to deal with the situation, how he was going to bring about a recovery. They had no concept of what God was going to do. All they could see was ruin and brokenness and despair, and hopelessness. Verse 4 when I heard the words I sat down and wept and mourned certain days and fasted and prayed before the God of heaven. You see God found a praying man and he takes him down in the waters of baptism of anguish. This man goes down into anguish.
And in verse 6, I pray before thee now, day and night, confessing the sins of the children of Israel, which we have sinned against thee, both I and my father have sinned. Nehemiah was not a preacher. He was a career man. He was the king’s cup bearer. He was in comfort. He was in royalty. He had it made, so to speak. But this was a praying man. And God found a man who would not just have a flash of emotion, not just some great sudden burst of concern and then let it die. He said no. I broke down and I wept and I mourned and I fasted, and then I began to pray night and day. When I heard I wept. Why didn’t his brother, Hanani, why didn’t these other men, who apparently were godly men because later Hanani was given the rule of the city (Neh 7:2). Why didn’t they have an answer. Why didn’t God use them in restoration? Why didn’t they have a word? Because there was no sign of anguish. No weeping, not a word of prayer. It’s all ruin. That’s all they could see.
Does it matter to you today that God’s spiritual Jerusalem, the church, is now married to the world? That there’s such a coldness sweeping the land, so many people I know that were my friends and I see them go one by one, husbands and wives into such passivity, going to churches where they can find smooth messages, no longer wanting to hear anything of wrath or of correction. Some of my closest friends, I see them falling by the wayside. Is it nothing to you? Closer than that, does it matter about the Jerusalem that’s in our own hearts? The sign of ruin that’s slowly draining spiritual power and passion, blind to lukewarmness. Blind to the mixture that’s creeping in. You see when spiritual blindness comes very few recognize it, it’s the last recognized thing that happens to a child of God. If I as a pastor knew you personally and I was watching your life, and as one of the pastors of this church I come to you and say I love you but I have to tell you the truth. You’re changing. You know what you were. Something of the world has gotten your heart. I don’t know if it’s television. I don’t know what it is that has your heart, but I see changes in you. I don’t see the brokenness. I don’t see the compassion you had once for your family. I don’t see concern for your unsaved loved ones. You’re changing, little by little something’s happening to you. Would it bring you to your knees? When the ruin that you are not even aware of is suddenly brought before your eyes? And to tell you the truth I thank God for the anointing and the singing tonight. I thank God for the praises that came from so many sanctified hearts living in covenant with the Lord. But the truth of the matter is. In all honesty, there are numbers among us are changing, and they don’t know it. You’ve lost your fight. When you read the book of Joshua it’s almost a book of failure because they lost their heart, they lost their fight. That’s all the devil wants to do is get the fight out of you, and kill it, so you won’t labor in prayer anymore. You won’t weep before God any more. You can sit and watch television and your family go to hell.
Let me ask you. Has what I just said convicted you at all? Did you just let that go in one ear and out the other? When a pastor tells you, you’re changing, little by little you’re losing the love of God. Little by little these things are making inroads. Folks why do you think your pastors cry out against television? Do you think we get any pleasure out of the flesh. There’s no pleasure in somebody coming and saying I’ve heard your message and I threw away my television. That doesn’t give me any pleasure. It doesn’t give any pastor pleasure. We have to give an account because we watch for your soul. These things I don’t know where it is on the job, these things that creep in, and suddenly this Jerusalem the walls go down, and ruin sets in. Does it really matter to you that your unsaved loved ones are dying and getting closer and closer to the end? Does it really concern you? They could die and go to hell, even though you’re a lover of Christ? Where’s the anguish? Where are the tears? Where’s the mourning? Where is the fasting? Now many of you fast, many of you pray, broken before the Lord. I’m talking about the body of Jesus Christ in general. Where’s the getting up in the middle of the night. You see he said night and day I began to pray. Where’s the confessing of your sins and of confessing your children’s sins before the Lord, or your mate’s sins before the God because this is exactly what Nehemiah does he confesses his sins and the sins of all the people. And then he says “we” have sinned. I have sinned. And then he said we have sinned. When Nehemiah heard of the ruin and destruction he never asked “why?” Why can a holy just God allow his city to go to ruin? Why were so many dispersed? Why were so many killed and murdered? He didn’t ask the question that we’re asking in America today, why did God allow the towers to fall and over 2000 people died in the crash. How could a loving God … folks I share with pastor Carter said today the holy anger that arises in my heart when I hear preachers on television or radio or hear that they’ve said on television “Oh God had nothing to do with it”. God had nothing to do with it? “Don’t put it on God”.
Why don’t you go to Daniel 9. And I want to once and for all tell you that this was God allowing America to be wakened. God didn’t do it. He didn’t stop the plans of the enemy because he had a greater purpose, because it was love for America that was about to slip into everlasting hell. I’m going to lower my voice so you won’t think I’m angry. From verse 5:
We have sinned, and have committed iniquity, and have done wickedly,
Can you say that about America?
and have rebelled, even by departing from thy precepts and from thy judgments: (Dan 9:5 KJV)
Neither have we hearkened unto thy servants the prophets, which spake in thy name to our kings, our princes, and our fathers, and to all the people of the land. (Dan 9:6 KJV)
In other words the government has been warned by righteous men.
O Lord, righteousness belongeth unto thee, but unto us confusion of faces, as at this day; to the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and unto all Israel, that are near, and that are far off, through all the countries whither thou hast driven them, because of their trespass that they have trespassed against thee. (Dan 9:7 KJV)
O Lord, to us belongeth confusion of face, to our kings, to our princes, and to our fathers, because we have sinned against thee. (Dan 9:8 KJV)
Why? because we have sinned against thee.
To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgivenesses, though we have rebelled against him; (Dan 9:9 KJV)
Neither have we obeyed the voice of the LORD our God, to walk in his laws, which he set before us by his servants the prophets. (Dan 9:10 KJV)
Yea, all Israel have transgressed thy law, even by departing, that they might not obey thy voice; therefore the curse is poured upon us, and the oath that is written in the Law of Moses the servant of God, because we have sinned against him. (Dan 9:11 KJV)
And he hath confirmed his words, which he spake against us, and against our judges that judged us, by bringing upon us a great evil: for under the whole heaven hath not been done as hath been done upon Jerusalem. (Dan 9:12 KJV)
Therefore hath the LORD watched upon the evil, and brought it upon us: for the LORD our God is righteous in all his works which he doeth: for we obeyed not his voice. (Dan 9:14 KJV)
Now let me get back to my message. There ‘s a great difference between anguish and concern. God’s been dealing with me about this. Concern is something that you take an interest in, a project, or a cause, or concern, or a need, something that gets ahold of your attention and usually it comes through some emotional stimulus. You can hear like what you heard last Sunday from South Africa and all of the hundreds of thousands dying with aids and you can hear what we heard from sister Hulda this afternoon of the thousands upon thousands of children dying in Calcutta, India, and get all stirred up about it. You can get emotional and you get very concerned. But folks there’s a difference between concern and anguish. Cause you see you can tie yourself to a cause, you can get excited about it, or some project you can talk it up. You’ll go public with it, you can advertise it, you can support it, organize it, put a lot of effort into it. Let me tell you something I’ve learned over all my years 50 years of preaching, if it is not born in anguish, if it has not been born by the Holy Spirit, where what you saw and heard of the ruin that drove you to your knees took you down into a baptism of anguish where you began to pray and seek God.
Folks this church was born in anguish, 6 months of anguish, tears. A little country town in PA where a pastor of a small church cried out “Oh God I’m dry and I’m empty and there’s more to it than this, and if this is all the Holy Ghost is I don’t want it”. It was such a desperation. Weeks and weeks of calling on the name of the Lord, confessing my own deadness and dryness. Then finally coming for street rallies here in the city and walking the streets and then wind up on 42nd street and see them selling a kind of heroin that would kill you saying “I’ve got the good stuff it’ll kill you”. And I remember breaking down and it didn’t matter the crowds going by I sat on a fire hydrant type … on the side of building and wept. And I was in anguish. I was in anguish 4 blocks from here on Broadway, weeping and crying and wailing. I wasn’t looking for a ministry. I wasn’t looking to build a church. I was feeling God’s pain for a lost city. The same agony I felt years before when he started Teen Challenge. And I’ve never had anything that’s been any worth to God in my 50 years that wasn’t born in agony. Never. Never. It’s all been flesh otherwise. And folks I’ve been around the world again and listened to the cry of pastors dead and empty, some treating their wives like animals. And here I haven’t prayed in months. I haven’t prayed in 6 months. And I know that sermons won’t do it. I know that a new revelation won’t do it, covenant won’t do it. I know now, oh my God do I know it. Until I’m in agony. Until I have been anguished over it, I’m preaching sermons. Then I said no it’s too late I don’t have that much time. And all our projects, all our ministries, everything we do. Where are the Sunday school teachers that weep over kids they know are not hearing and are going to hell. Everywhere I go somebody’s got a project, somebody’s got a plan or a dream. That’s all it is, just an idea. They didn’t come to me from a broken heart. They didn’t come to me after hours of fasting and praying and mourning, not a broken heart. It’s just an idea. I’m sick of it.
You see a true prayer life begins at the place of anguish, a place where lifetime decisions are made. If you set your heart to pray God is going to come and start sharing his heart with you. He’s going to open up his heart. And I’ll tell you there’s pain in his heart. What he sees … and so few to hear. He’s going to show you the condition of his church. He’s going to show you the condition of your own heart, and he‘s going to ask you a question, “What is it to you?” And that anguished servant has to make a decision. And everyone hearing me now you’re going to have to make this decision. I have to make it. You either get up from your anguished place, you walk out of the baptism rwaters of anguish, and you say I can’t handle this. I can barely make it as it is. I don’t want it. God I have enough. I just want to be an ordinary Christian and I don’t want to carry this kind of a burden. I don’t want to have to weep over my family anymore Lord, I want to just take it by faith. See you have to make a decision. He’s going to come and he’s going to say now if you’re going to bear my burden, if you’re going to be an instrument of restoration, if you are expecting somebody else to be an instrument to win your family, to do this work, you’re mistaken. I’ve burdened your heart. I’ve given you my heart and I’ve opened up my anguish to you and I’m letting you feel it and share it so that it will bring you to your knees because it is there that I’ll speak to you the word of direction and that’s what happened to Nehemiah. He came eventually out of the waters of anguish with a clear word nobody could reject. He brought the city and nation to its knees. You find that in Nehemiah chapter 8. You see you either walk away and go back to your passivity, you say I’m just going to be an ordinary Christian, and there’s no such thing.
Or your heart begins to cry out Oh God your name is being blasphemed. The Holy Spirit’s being mocked. The enemy is out trying to destroy the testimony of the Lord’s faithfulness and something has to be done. It can’t go unchallenged. Let’s go back to these words. When I heard that Jerusalem was broken down. You see if he believed this theory that the need represents the call, you know what he would have done? He would have said gentlemen if you’ll just wait I’ll pack my bags. Just give me a day or two. This is the kind of challenge that’s my meat. I love it. Let’s roll. Let’s do it. No anguish. No fasting. No prayer no brokenness. Let’s just do it. Nothing would have been done. The walls would have never been rebuilt. Anything you try to do without this baptism of anguish is going to falter and fall. It’s not going to work.
Here’s what a sister wrote to me this past week. She said Brother Dave I’m so hungry for the Lord. I’m so tired of how to meetings. It’s all spiritual fluff. I was told of a woman’s conference that was going to be a great spiritual experience so I went with a group of sisters, there were 15000 women. I was horrified the first night when they opened the conference with a comedy sketch. It went from bad to worse. We were hoodwinked by the leaders. There was not a single prayer, not one mention of prayer. It was a farce. And I’m as empty as I’ve ever been.
The prophet Amos cried out with such woe to them that are at ease in Zion eating, chanting their music, but they’re not grieved for the affliction of Joseph (Amo 6:6). And in the original Hebrew root word they are not agonizing in prayer over the ruins of joseph. They’re not agonizing. They’re not in anguish about the conditions. Comedy yes, happy singing yes, eating, fellowship, good time yes. Weeping anguish praying fasting, no, no no. They will not have it. Folks I’m going to tell you something. Out of this baptism of anguish comes a marvelous thing that happens to those willing to submit to it. It’s the instant prompt knowing of God’s voice. Instant. Now see if you don’t have a history of prayer, if you don’t have this willingness to share God’s heart. You get it by asking him for it. He said I’ll give. I’m more willing to give than you are to receive. This is something you ask oh God I want to step out now; I want to know your heart. And when you begin to seek his face, you allow him to melt and break you. You come into this communion with the Lord; out of that experience … you see God hasn’t called us to live in anguish. This is the womb of something God is stirring, God wanting to accomplish in bringing out of ruin restoration, in your family, whatever it may be. He brings you down into this baptism. Now just like the baptism of waters you come up, you come out, but you’ll come out with this instant knowing of God’s voice. Because you see Nehemiah, he’d been fasting, he’d been praying, he’d been mourning, it left a mark on his countenance, and the king noticed it. He was his cup bearer. And one day he brings the wine to the king and the king says, why are you so down, why your countenance? Nehemiah didn’t have time to go and muse in his heart to the Lord. He didn’t have time to say give me 3 days to fast and pray. No he had to have an instant word. Nehemiah said I was very sore afraid so I prayed to the God of heaven and I said to the king. In other words, instant prayer, instant direction. Knowing God’s voice. There are times you’re not going to know what to do. You have no time to run to the closet. You have to hear his voice, “This is the way, walk in it”. Instant. That is a glorious result of the baptism of anguish.
The servant who willingly takes on the mantle of God’s pain is the only servant who has the authority and the right to hold God to his covenant promises. We preach covenant here, but only those who’ve known his heart, and in those times have allowed God to bring healing, has allowed God to go down deep in the soul and say Oh God I can’t do this my own, but I’m not going to let my kids go to hell. I’m not going to let my husband, my wife, oh God I’m not going to live in this death, I’m not going to live in this lukewarmness and this coldness anymore. God, change me. And when you get desperate before God you’ve set your heart to seek him, then you can hold God to his covenant promises. Look at Nehemiah 1:8,9
Remember, I beseech thee, the word that thou commandedst thy servant Moses, saying, If ye transgress, I will scatter you abroad among the nations: (Neh 1:8 KJV)
Now he holds God to this covenant:
But if ye turn unto me, and keep my commandments, and do them; though there were of you cast out unto the uttermost part of the heaven, yet will I gather them from thence, and will bring them unto the place that I have chosen to set my name there. (Neh 1:9 KJV)
He calls on the covenant made to Moses. He says here’s what you promised God. And folks when you allow God to lead you into this place beyond concern, beyond just fleeting emotion. You say God I’m going to set my heart, then you have every right to hold God to every one of his covenant promises. You see, and I’m going to close in just a minute. We have a nation and churches today full of diagnostic experts. Just about anybody can tell you what’s wrong with the church. And now they’re coming out with statistics and polls. They can tell you how many heathen there are in China. They can give you polls and charts … but not the slightest idea. They have all these how to books. You won’t hear one word about anguish, tears, and brokenness.
In my closing thoughts I want to ask you why did Nehemiah of all God-fearing men that were left in Israel. Why did God share his anguished heart with Nehemiah? Because he was a man of prayer, he was already in prayer. Now I want to tell you something. I believe in destiny. I believe that God chooses men. But God can choose a man and he can abort it just like that. Nehemiah could have said, Look, I have more influence right here. I have the ear of the king. I need to stay right here. And God I’m sure has, I’ll agree with you that God will raise up somebody. No, he said, “Oh God, this is my burden, open your heart to me”. I know now, it’s going to take more than preaching, more than a new revelation. There’s going to be no renewal, no revival, no awakening, until we’re willing to let him once again break us. I don’t know why. I don’t know if it’s something that’s coming. The other pastors have shared with you what they feel about some very very troubling difficult times just ahead, and it comes not only from the pulpit, it comes from politicians, it comes from all over the world. But I have to tell you that God’s calling me personally to a baptism of anguish. I don’t know what it’s all about right now. But I told God, I will not … I’m supposed to go on pastor’s conferences in May in Scotland and wales and Ireland. Then to Minsk and all over the world. I’m only going out two or three times a year. I say God I’m not going any more. I won’t take another meeting until I know your anguish for pastors. I can’t go just because there’s a need. I can’t go just because I’m wanted and accepted.
When I preach sometimes like this everything gets so quiet and I get to feeling … Lord I want to make people happy. Folks it’s getting late, and it’s getting serious. Please don’t tell me you’re concerned. Don’t tell me that you want your unsaved loved ones saved when you’re spending hours in front of internet or television. Come on.
I don’t know how to end this. Lord help me. I have a sense that this may not be for the whole congregation, that he’s speaking to some very deeply. If he’s speaking to your heart like he’s speaking to mine. Maybe you don’t need prayer along this line but I beg you, I plead with you, I need prayer. Lord I just have to pray I don’t know what else to do. I just … I’ve preached what you’ve put on my heart, and I don’t know how to end it. You end it, you do what you want to do, Lord. You speak to us. Lord there’s some that need to get to this altar and confess “I am not what I was. I’m not where I’m supposed to be. God I don’t have your heart or your burden. I’ve been wanting it easy. I just want to be happy”. But Lord true joy comes out of anguish. That’s where the joy is when we see the results of our laying hold of your heart and then you give us direction and then we see the results that are lasting. We see a whole city come to repentance and then Nehemiah stands up and says now’s the time to rejoice, let the joy of the Lord be your strength. But that joy came out of seeing the victory that came out of the anguish. Oh God. I’m not chastising this church. I’m not trying to bring woe on anybody, but oh God, if you do it for anybody, do it for me. I want my heart broken again. Lord I want you to take me into your heart and I want to feel the hurts and the needs of this people too, so that when I stand in this pulpit I preach your mind and your heart.
Will you stand? Nehemiah the 8th chapter,
They read in the book of the law of God distinctly and gave the sense and caused them to understand the reading. And the people said, they all said amen and lifted up their hands they bowed their heads they worshipped the Lord with their faces to the ground. Now folks this is the result of this baptism of anguish. Now God’s dealing with all the families of Israel, he’s dealing with the princes the leaders. Ezra and Nehemiah have now gathered the people. Ezra opened the book in the sight of the people. When he opened it all the people stood up. They read the book of God distinctly gave the sense and caused them to understand the reading. And Nehemiah and Ezra the priest the scribe, and Levites that taught the people said unto all the people “This day is holy unto the Lord your God, mourn not, weep not, for all the people wept when they heard the words of the Lord. He said to them go your way eat the fat drink the sweet, send a portion, for this day is holy unto the Lord, neither be sorry for the joy of the Lord is your strength (Neh 8:10). That’s the result of taking on the heart of God. The ultimate joy of seeing God fulfill his word in his covenant promises in your life. There’s nothing of the flesh will give you joy. I don’t care how much money. I don’t care what kind of new house. There is absolutely nothing physical can give you joy. It’s only what is accomplished by the Holy Spirit when you obey him and take on his heart. He gives you the knowing of his voice, that instant knowledge. God saying, “This is the way walk in it” (Isa 30:21). And then the wonderful joy of seeing God answer your prayer, build the walls around your family, build the walls around your own heart, and make you strong and impregnable against the enemy. God that’s what we desire.
Would you lift your hands? Would you just tell him what’s in your heart right now? Right out loud. Just tell him what’s in your heart. Tell him, there’s a reason you came up here. Tell him why. Here’s why I’m here. Just speak it out. Tell him why you’re here. Tell him what you have to do. Lord forgive me.
Wherever you’re at all over this building, listen to me closely. All we can expect God to do is begin a work in you tonight, a very special work. When you go home tonight say Lord I’m not going to lay my head on this pillow .. Folks there’s a discipline to this. There’s a discipline. You have to will to do it. And when God sees you set your heart he’ll give you all the power and authority to follow through. But there has to be something in your heart right now. Say, God I’m going to give you no rest from now on until I see my family saved. I have to do that for my family. I’m praying this desperately. I want to tell you something. When a man comes up to me, as he did recently, and said I’m just bound by pornography. I said you had better baptize yourself in prayer. Immerse yourself in the word of God. And you better get deadly desperate before the Lord. And that’s what he wants from us. He wants that heart that’s set. If you do that he will give you … he will balance that with a peace and joy like you’ve never known before. And the joy that you have then will not dissipate when you get out. It will be an eternal joy, his peace. If he gives you his burden he’s going to give you his peace to accompany it. He’ll never let your heart be broken without all the oil you need for total healing. Never before in my lifetime have I want … to be broken before him. Because when I stand now before 4 and 5 thousand pastors at a time I know, oh do I ever know, and folks it’s the same thing you face when you go to a job tomorrow, and face all the powers of hell, you’ve got to know that you know that you know, you’ve got to have his voice. I can’t say anymore, I won’t preach another sermon. But I want us to sing that and I want you to just yield to the Holy Spirit, and I want you to set your mind. Now God tells you to get rid of your television set, do it quickly. Do it quickly. If the internet’s got you get rid of your computer. Do whatever God tells you. He’ll give you direction. Nobody’s going to have to tell you, it won’t be some legalistic thing that we establish for you to be something born in your heart out of God’s own desire for you. Would you just now set your heart and say Jesus I’m willing to follow you all the way. I want to know you and I want to know your heart. Come Holy Spirit. You do it Holy Spirit.
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