Matthew 25:1-5 (NIV)
The Parable of the Ten Virgins
“At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish and five were wise. The foolish ones took their lamps but did not take any oil with them. The wise ones, however, took oil in jars along with their lamps.
the bridegroom was a long time in coming, and they all became drowsy and fell asleep.“At midnight the cry rang out: ‘Here’s the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!’ “Then all the virgins woke up and trimmed their lamps. The foolish ones said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil; our lamps are going out.’“‘No,’ they replied, ‘there may not be enough for both us and you. Instead, go to those who sell oil and buy some for yourselves.’“But while they were on their way to buy the oil, the bridegroom arrived. The virgins who were ready went in with him to the wedding banquet. And the door was shut. “Later the others also came. ‘Lord, Lord,’ they said, ‘open the door for us!’“But he replied, ‘Truly I tell you, I don’t know you.’ “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour.
Ephesians 5:12- 24 The Message
… Wake up from your sleep, Climb out of your coffins; Christ will show you the light! So watch your step. Use your head. Make the most of every chance you get. These are desperate times! Don’t live carelessly, unthinkingly. Make sure you understand what the Master wants.
Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen, and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man.”
But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have let his house be broken into.
It will be good for those servants whose master finds them ready, even if he comes in the middle of the night or toward daybreak.
I have an article called the Mountain Of The Lord. It speaks of the tributaries and streams that flow from the mountain into the river. Everything that is relevant, a pure word, and that which sets the trends of the earth comes from this place. The river that flows into the valley is from the mountain, but it becomes compromised as it courses through the city where sewage and run off begins to add to it. This is the river flowing into the institutions of men where high thoughts that exalt themselves above the knowledge and wisdom of God, begin to contribute into the flow of what should be holy and pristine; but, rather, adds murkiness to the river. This is the traditions of men making the word of God non effective. Mark 7:13. BUT, the crisp fresh flow of the Spirit comes from the high place. It begins with forgetting those things that are behind and pressing on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God, in Christ Jesus. It contributes to the life of God, those that pursue him in their seeking, heal the waters in the midst of God’s people from whom living waters flow.
Out of the secret place, where we go to seek His face, we encounter spiritual weather systems that pour down their precipitation, in what we can spiritually parallel with the form of mist, snow, and rains, from heaven’s sky. The call of the Spirit is to impart the mysteries of God, sometimes like a mist, a flow of impressions; sometimes like snow pack that releases its measure in season, sometimes like the pouring rain, all at once overflowing the gullies, gushing down the mountain, in some places it is held up like a pent up flood in natural dams … a trickle, ready to become a deluge at any moment.
The Way of The Mountain
Is lonely at times, and barren of natural comforts, yet, rich with atmosphere as timbers, silently sway … Singularly, but increasingly corporately, the Mountain of the Lord (in the Spirit) is being pursued by a generation of believers as the sound of His voice, like many waters, is increasingly being heard flowing from out of the heart of His people. With it the sound of the high mountain winds that blow through the tall pines, that hollowed airy sigh that joins the roar of white water rapids crashing down through the rocks below. The sound of many waters echo, as they rush through the canyons descending from the place where rivers are made. This only comes after our solemn expedition up the mountain, rising in spirit as when vapor ascends invisible, then descends like the mist, settling above the streams in every ravine. When the waters descend they roar in progression. This is THE DEEP calling unto DEEP. For more on this article go to THE RIVER DOWN STREAM.
Psalm 84:3-12 The Message (MSG)
Birds find nooks and crannies in your house, sparrows and swallows make nests there. They lay their eggs and raise their young, singing their songs in the place where we worship. God-of-the-Angel-Armies! King! God! How blessed they are to live and sing there!
And how blessed all those in whom you live, whose lives become roads you travel; They wind through lonesome valleys, come upon brooks, discover cool springs and pools brimming with rain! God-traveled, these roads curve up the mountain, and at the last turn—Zion! God in full view! God-of-the-Angel-Armies, listen:O God of Jacob, open your ears—I’m praying! Look at our shields, glistening in the sun our faces, shining with your gracious anointing. One day spent in your house, this beautiful place of worship, beats thousands spent on Greek island beaches. I’d rather scrub floors in the house of my God than be honored as a guest in the palace of sin. All sunshine and sovereign is God, generous in gifts and glory. He doesn’t scrimp with his traveling companions. It’s smooth sailing all the way with God-of-the-Angel-Armies.
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The TALL SHIP BOUNTY is in the news today as an investigation wraps up that examined why she sank off of the banks of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, during hurricane Sandy. A “generator” failed that was pumping water from the vessel. Of course that was not the reason Bounty sank. It was a storm unpredictable, and a series of decisions made before and after the failed generators. Much like America is facing today. We are running on economic GENERATORS, and paper money to keep this vessel a float. Will they prevail the storms, or will they fail in the midst of them? Read on.
The details embedded in this story have interesting connections and coincidences that make you wonder, “Is the Sinking of the Tall Ship Bounty a harbinger of things to come?”
har·bin·ger : Noun. A person or thing that announces or signals the approach of another. A forerunner of something. Synonyms herald – forerunner – precursor – messenger – portent.
The ships of Tarshish (seafaring vessels) were your ocean caravans. Your island warehouse was filled to the brim! “But look! Your oarsmen are rowing your ship of state into a hurricane! Your mighty vessel flounders in the heavy eastern gale. You are shipwrecked in the heart of the sea! Everything is lost — your riches and wares, your sailors and helmsmen, your ship builders, merchants, and warriors. On that day of vast ruin, everyone on board sinks into the depths of the sea. “Your cities by the sea tremble as your helmsmen cry out in terror. All the oarsmen abandon their ships; the sailors and helmsmen come to stand on the shore.
From today’s story-
“… Around 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 27, about 300 miles east of Virginia Beach, Virginia, the captain made his move: Instead of continuing with his original plan to stay east of the storm, he ordered the crew to change course. He wanted to pilot the ship northwest of Sandy to harness its winds. Turning more westerly, the boat crossed the path of the oncoming hurricane.” 
[1.] Excerpt from Life and Death on the Bounty by Thom Patterson, Story from CNN March 30, 2013 http://www.cnn.com/interactive/2013/03/us/bounty/?hpt=hp_c1
NeWine Pouring’s Dream Journal Posting 2/7/2013
As Far West as the Mississippi, East to the Coast, North to Maine, and South Florida. Not a Long Winter, but an extended, wet, and chilly Spring.
For those of you who are waiting upon the Lord, and really feeling the ” Winter Season” I heard this in prayer today. Of course, in the natural it may depend upon where you are living, what kind of spring you are going to have. But, spiritually speaking the cold night is passing sooner than you think. So rest in this time, this pre-dawn like hour, in the glow of expectation, before the sun awakens the earth, while the birds begin their singing. This is the hour of listening, before the roar of the day. As there will be grace to do so. I saw a prophetic picture of leaf buds, and dew, a damp path, in the woods. A stroll in the woods, and in it was a clear path. No tangled branches, or fallen trees. Seemingly, a young forest, renewed. Yes, a little rainy, yes a little chilly; but, lined flannel weather. vividly, I saw the Dog Wood tree in “new bud” form. This is the call of the Spirit. “Walk with me.” I felt the cool wetness of a tender twig brush across the apple of my cheek in this early morning walk. The sound of a brook that could not be seen. I heard him say, again, “Walk with me”. What is the meaning of this extended spring? The former rains of this new season. Why longer than others? Why will time seemingly stand still in the pre-dawn of the days we are facing? Shall the noon day sun be more extreme? Perhaps. Drench the ground, store the dew, the earth will help the earth, as the Holy Spirit will refresh, where He inhabits, as well. An extended grace, an extended (early) spring, in the hour of listening. Tarry there before you move into the “heat of the day”, and you shall be “hydrated” to stand.
Campaigns To Retrieve the Lost and Stolen from: The Bud is Yet in the Vine
Now is the time to pull all stolen resources out of the camp of the enemy. Calling them out in the name of Yeshuah. (The God who saves) Just as David and his men went after their family and wives who were stolen from them while they were out to war, so there are those in the body of Christ, who have been out doing the Lord’s work and have come back only to find their home pillaged by the enemy. The weakest link in the family/body being zeroed in on to penetrate walls of defense, to get in and raise havoc.
You may not see how it was persecution, but I assure you that for many, that is exactly what it is. You did nothing wrong. A weakness that had nothing to do with you was exploited to the hilt, not because of your wrong, but because of what you were doing right.
Yes, some of us make messy beds we have to sleep in and God is merciful, but this I am talking about is something that would not have been exploited like it was had it not been for WHO YOU ARE. You will need all that the enemy has taken from you back, for the days ahead. And it is there for you to retrieve, if you will believe. This translates into that which has been stolen from our homes, finances, and families, our church families, and even God’s people through out all nations, for those who are believing for the lost on that level. Pent up justice, and that thing stolen- from those who have been faithful, is held up for that day of exchange that God has assigned, in a time when it will be needed most. The riches of the wicked, and illegally obtained wealth, is laid up for the just. You have been waiting to long. Now is the time for you to mount up for battle, and demand the thief to restore all that has been stolen- with interest!
Our Own Experience
A few months ago we did just that, we began a prayer vigil, and stand; demanding what has been stolen to be returned. After a few days of prayer we had a break through. The lord gave me a vision. I saw my self walking through a battle field, nothing was left but abandoned tanks, and burning debris, the earth was scorched. I then came upon an abandoned camp, up next to a mountain. There was nothing left in the camp but smoking debris and broken equipment. I felt that what was stolen in the camp had been retrieved, but my eyes fixed on clefts in the rocks of a mountain side, next to the camp.
I walked over and began to search into the clefts and ravines. As I did I began to see souls coming up from between the rocks, they were missed when the campaign to retrieve the stolen, had previously gone through. I Saw Parcels and a U-Haul Bringing Back the Lost and Stolen.
I have had the lost, and stolen restored before, but this was something else. Much more was at stake than what we could possibly have known. When we obeyed God and began this campaign, we saw the Lord work a mighty work. I saw in the spirit a U-Haul truck full of goods. The Lord said, “In a few days there will be three parcels coming in, little things as a down payment, but behind that is a haul. Keep standing, believing, and praying.” A few days after that my camera that had been lost for a year was retrieved. A couple of parcels came in the mail, items left behind from traveling, another parcel was a financial blessing that restored an unjust loss; as He has promised these three parcels came in as a marker for more to come …
To Go the Extra Mile, To Wait Upon the Lord For One More Hour …
It was there the Lord reminded me of something that happened many years ago. We suffered the loss of a fledgling work of the Lord where people were getting saved, healed, and delivered, and this loss came through betrayal. I began to include that situation in our prayers for the recovery of the lost and stolen.
A few days later came the haul. The lives and souls of precious human beings. I can testify that our prayers for the return of that which has been stolen has measured out in souls. Even a new mission presented itself in subsequent days from this focused prayer for the stolen to be returned. God is an awesome warrior who retrieves the lost at every cost, for He has done that, even to the shedding of his own blood at Calvary, for the remission of sins.
What the thief has stolen shall be restored. Many of us in ministry have been interrupted, or intruded upon by the enemy, the cost has been souls, and I shudder for those who have involved themselves in treachery in the midst of God’s work. But in Christ’s kingdom nothing shall be lost, none of His shall be forgotten. He will go the extra mile as the good shepherd always does, not satisfied that He has secured the 99, he continues searching for that one missing.
What we do in the kingdom of God must be done with intent. Make the decision to try again, go back one more time, take one more search party, lead one more campaign in the spirit. Didn’t Jesus say, “Could you not tarry one more hour?” Could we not go back one more time, try once again, and this time believe for all that was stolen to be restored? Ultimately, that is summed up in souls of lost men and women, and hurting boys and girls.
Many times finances hinder the work of God, yet, He promises us that He gives to us all things pertaining to life and Godliness, those things are available to us to fulfill God’s purposes in the earth. If finances are not coming through, it is not because of what God will not do, or what He has not provided. It is because of what the enemy has done. I don’t understand asking God for prosperity, I do understand telling hell to get off of what God has already given us, to serve Him with.
We must take our authority and exact from the kingdom of darkness those things stolen away and hidden in it. God wants us to take back wealth, time, health, strength, all for souls, all to advance His kingdom. He said, ” I have given you power to tread … The kingdom of God suffers violence, but the violent take it by force.
And how is this done? Didn’t Jesus say, the words that I speak to you are spirit and they are truth? That we war not against flesh and blood but against spiritual wickedness in high places? Are we not to command the night to bow to the day, with a two edged sword in our hand, and the High praises of God in our mouths? Speak as Moses spoke to the spiritual Pharaohs of the land and say, God has said, “Let my people go?” Our part should not be left undone for He has said, “Go into all the world … these signs shall follow them that believe in my name …” it is up to us to take possession of every realm and dominion, for He has given it to us.
The bud is yet in the vine.
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America is on a track into her destiny, and come what may, the triumphant church moves forward in stark contrast against America’s storms, manifesting His light in ever-increasing darkness.
“… We cannot say we are a righteous people. America has sinned, and has sown to the wind …” Billy Graham 1/20/1993
Bill Clinton inauguration. We thought we were reaping the winds we have sown into- all these years, but we have had many days of prosperity since the Clinton administration, where Billy Graham spoke these words. Much grace, much mercy, much given us to do the right thing, but there comes a time for harvest, when all that we have sown shall come to its fullness. The good, the bad, and the ugly. We are just days into President Obama’s second term, whose elections were marred by the tragedy of both Sandy Hook, and the Sandy hurricane. Both violent whirlwinds of destruction. Just yesterday “out of season” tornadic storms ripped across the Southeast, our own town under tornado warnings.
The Lord gave me a prophetic dream regarding the second term of president Obama that I have finally finished, after much prayer and waiting. When a nation has moved away from God, the only thing it has going for it, is the prayer of the intercessors. That is why we pray, we bind and loose, and cover our neighborhoods in prayer, pleading the blood of Jesus. We have literally seen the storms break up, and move around our little town, over, and over, again. This is our time to be the answer (that not even the government) could ever provide.
The Body of Christ in Apostolic authority is where refuge shall be for those who seek to come out of the darkness, and into the light. He that dwells in the secret place of the most High shall abide in the shadow of the almighty. Not only shall we rest in HIS shadow, but in HIM we shall also “cast HIS shadow” for the lost to dwell in.
Years of the Whirlwind.
Strange Bird II (completed!)
Dream Journal of the Prophetic Ministry of Deana Barnes
Prayer Journal Vision: Obama and Romney Debate
The White Hot Train
10/16/12 6:45 pm
I saw these two presidential candidates in their debate with
elongated heads. Both of them, I saw Obama watching this
train on its track. He knows, America is on a track, and it
will go where its headed to, nothing can stop it now.
America will continue on in what it is coming into.
Now this is where the
Church comes in, this is where we come in. In a moment I
was observing these two men, storm clouds boiling above
their heads, and they are real brainy, but in the next
scene I’m moving above, observing now the train, moving
with it as fast as it goes. I believe I am the Church at
this point and not necessarily myself. In fact it all
seems to go, like we change from a watcher to a
participator, with power. The train seems to begin to
change color just before the vision ends, this dark metal
train with dark paint- it started to look like it was
turning white coal, as if the speed in which it was going
fanned a furnace, it looked like the rail itself and the
embankment on each side … began to turn, at some point
it felt like, a transfiguration … those two men faded
in the back ground, they were not there any more,
something transpired, maybe the tracks shifted, but some
where down the line a transference of power took place
and Christ Church was all over it. The white coal, gold,
and fire- you couldn’t separate one from the other. It
Now I’m thinking about this- the kingdoms of this world
shall become the kingdoms of our God. Trains have
schedules, they have their stops, and transfers, from
here on out there are no stops, only momentum through
times, seasons, and seasons of change.
America will go through her refinement, it has to be,
but she has a destiny, a date, a “for this you were born”
moment in history, an Esther moment, preceded by
purifications and readiments, the Church will be that
Mordicai that teaches and counsels nations, their
destiny. Hamen will be cheated out of his plans and
plots, and that which was devised by him will become his
very own demise.
Ecclesiastes 1:9 What has been will be again, what has
been done will be done again; there is nothing new under
Ecclesiastes 2:12 Then I turned my thoughts to consider
wisdom, and also madness and folly. What more can the
king’s successor do than what has already been done?
Ecclesiastes 6:10 Whatever exists has already been named,
and what man is has been known; no man can contend with
one who is stronger than he.
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Last days vision, excerpt- “And I saw white columns go up into the heavens seemingly with no end, and I thought of the scripture that says, “He that overcomes will I make a pillar in the temple of my God …”
As Soft Doves Land. Prophetic Impressions. When God opens up dialogue with us.