It began with a dream I wrote an article on (almost 2 years ago) called: A City In Asia. In this dream I stood in an empty street, that was once teeming with people, and food vendors. The street vendors were gone, and not a soul could be seen. In the dream the Holy Spirit began to speak to me about not going out, but to prepare for staying in, and eating in, for an indefinite amount of time. We now call it sheltering in place, later this practice actually began in China as a result of COVID-19. I then had another dream I call- Incoming, it was last summer, where a small army of health care professionals stood with their scrubs on, standing in the ER waiting room, waiting for a driver to bring the patient into the emergency room, but the driver stopped as close to the doors as possible, got out, and ran away! I never published this dream but my prayer group knows it well. Over a month ago I have another dream. Walking through thrift stores and flea markets, and finding discarded wallets everywhere. What’s more telling is what was left in the wallets, and seemingly discarded with them. As world events unfold- I see how all of these dreams are related. Jesus gave us a blue print on how to navigate through the times we are in right now, and its recorded in all four gospels. I share it in this podcast called Tossing Wallets.
A Glimpse Across the Great Divide.
Dear reader as a servant and intercessor of the Lord Jesus Christ, I’m about to share with you a true encounter I had, in March of 2016. While it has taken me six months to grasp an understanding of what I have seen and heard. This is a large portion of that encounter but not all of it. If more is released for me to give, then I will add it here when appropriate. I am trying not to conjecture towards my own limited lens, regarding the millennial reign of Christ. Attempting only, to report what I heard and what I saw.
It was about nine in the morning and I was busy in my routine, I became very sleepy and sat in the arm chair in our living room to rest a moment, this is very unusual for me to do. I fell asleep. In my sleep I was awaken by the sound of a bird caught in the exhaust pipe above the stove range. When I stood up, I suddenly found my self walking through a small honey bee swarm, that buzzed in through my front door, with a ray of sun. After I gently swiped at the honey bees and got past them un-stung, I remember saying to myself, “Wow, the bees are back!”
I went to see how to get the bird out of the exhaust pipe above the exhaust hood, but when I got there the sound wasn’t coming from the exhaust pipe, so I turned around towards the sound of tin and flopping wings, and found two soft brown doves moving, and flapping about, in a very large pot that had been set on the table. They had knocked the pot to the floor, and I thought that must have been what woke me up. When I walked over to the pot I shewed them out. They didn’t seem too afraid of me, but flew off deep into the house, and then came back and darted out the open front door. I then realized this was how the bees must have come in.
As I stepped out the door I felt like the porch was in a much deeper shade than normal, the deck felt damp and the porch was closed with the overgrowth of a couple bushes that seemed to have tripled in size. A deck that catches the full morning sun now only had a sparse stream of light coming through it. I caught a glimpse of my pear tree over to the side of the house and it was in full bloom, this was why the bees were all over the place, I could here them buzzing around the blossoming trees. But the pear tree was noticeably bigger, wider, and fuller than what it really is, for all my fruit trees are juveniles and bear little or no fruit yet. I then noticed the shade came from the bushes and trees around the house that was advanced in age and size. Much age and much size. I walked out off the porch mesmerized by the change in the yard. How can this be? The sky was beautiful blue, the grass vibrant green. Children were playing in the pasture across what was once a road, in front of our house.
The defined tree line along the road was no more defined. The smaller evergreens in the pasture were now towering, it was a nice play area. Park like- rather than the pasture it is now. There were children playing there, two boys specifically were playing baseball with a bat and ball. They had casual clothes on t -shirts and jeans, they looked like they could belong to a family in our neighborhood as far as physical likeness, but that couple is older with no children of that age. I walked over to the side of the house and saw the fence and fence line gone in the back yard, there was a school bus painted mid-night blue over to the side of my property where the fence use to be, it appeared people lived in it. It seemed like a pleasant little place. Most amazing was the road in front of the house, it was almost completely overgrown, and was now a broken asphalt path. I began to understand that I was at my home years into the future.
I began to pray and acknowledge that I was in the future. My property, on the outer foothills of the blue ridge mountains, in North Carolina, is in a country setting. It seemed to feel like a village in a country setting, now in the time of this vision. I don’t believe I was visiting MY future, at all. But, the future of this place. As if I was a visitor of another time because of a conversation I was about to have. Looking around was a pleasant experience; it just felt relaxed, but I wondered why the county roads were not kept up. I wondered what happened that made everything around me seem even more “out in the country” than it was before, and then grow like a village at the same time. Life seemed so simple, and restful, there were no sense of restless striving.
A young male adult stood with others across, what use to be, a county road in front of our house. I asked the young man who was walking around with bigger children and young adults what year it was, sort of laughing because I knew that would be a funny question, he knew what I was asking but he had to think about how to tell me. He said, “Well, it’s about 25 years from your time.” I could see for some reason it wasn’t that easy of an answer. I later surmised it must have been hard to say, being that I was visiting from the previous age. Otherwise I have no other reason to believe I was in a new time.
I knew from the beginning I was not in heaven, nor was I in what would be my personal future, but I was visiting the area I live in now 25 years after my time. (The young adults exact words.)
I looked to another older young woman, (older than the youngsters in the group) and asked her if this was still America. Again, I felt a little embarrassed to ask what would be to them a bazaar question, but somehow they knew I didn’t belong in that age, and so they seemed to expect this of me. She smiled and for a loss of words said, “Well, sort of yea, but not really.” Later, I thought I should have asked if this was still the United States. My mind went to Jerusalem, at that point and I wondered what we were to them over there. So in this vision I may have believed I was in the 1000 year reign of Christ.
The earth felt like a near utopia, that doesn’t look, in this place, much different then it looks now. There is a very distinct difference in the *atmosphere, and that seemed to be the biggest change. I thought later, that would make sense, if we were in the millennium of rest. In the vision I began to believe that I was visiting the millennium 25 years after Christ’s return. After watching children play with a bat and ball that both appeared to be very old relics of the game, I walked into a new scene.
It felt like the same part of the country, I was in, but now I’m seeing more modern looking structures. When I say modern I mean newer. It was like a research center, and medical out patient center all at once. I had a feeling that extreme weather was no longer an issue when constructing these buildings, because they had an in door, out door, quality to them. I sensed that there were advanced technologies while basic living in some areas were even less modern then they are right now in my time. It never occurred to me a research center or medical facility would exist after Christ’s return.
But, when I read the bible more closely, after this experience, I don’t know why I had that notion. I’ll explain more later. I know now that much of who we are in Christ at present, will be in a full blown continuum, in the time when “We will know even as we are known.” If we continue in Christ. The seed will be of the fruit but much, much, more. In fact the fruit will be firmly attached to the vine. Yet, I was in the state of still seeing in part. I was in the state I am now. So this whole experience has been a struggle to understand more of those things I do not know.
There was a woman with a lab coat on; again, very pleasant, and the first to speak to me directly, before I spoke to her. She was another **young adult.
The technician was smiling and telling me what the center was doing, this is what she said: “We are getting rid of diseases in the earth. Many are gone now.” At the moment she said that I imagined that this was a process of the healing of the nations. As if disease, like flood waters were abating from the earth, and it would need professionals to be employed to help sweep it out forever. This is the first time I thought about the daily life of post tribulation living. Each morning there would be a work of restoration to tend to, for the post tribulation survivor and earth born. The three adults that I spoke to may have been teachers. None of the children seemed to notice me, or look directly at me. I did wonder about these young adults who were 25-35 years of age who would have been 0-10 When what happened to me occurred. If it was 1 Thessalonians 4:16 ?.. And the dead in Christ shall first rise, then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up with the Lord … Were they caught up? They looked like the children and I, natural born. They didn’t appear to be different. No one did. However, the young adults did seem to be sort of shepherding these children.
For the first time ever, I began to grasp that daily living in the new time would not be extremely and abruptly altered in Christ’s return, among those who survived tribulation and would live on afterwards. In fact this caused me to look up Is 51:11 and I saw it in a new light. (Therefore the redeemed of the LORD shall return, and come with singing unto Zion; an everlasting joy shall be upon their head: they shall obtain [reach for and acquire] gladness and joy; and sorrow and mourning shall flee away [SORROW SHALL FLEE AWAY]the Hebrew translation can read like this: grief/curses/vexations shall ABATE, VANISH, and/or FADE AWAY. So in the reign of Christ on earth, in their reaching for Him they shall find Him, the fruit of that intent will be for the picking, this will displace the other. Grief, sorrow, vexation, and curses, will in exchange, recede from them.
Like flood waters they abate away as in Noah’s day; as the nations that REACH for the fruit and harvest the leaves of the tree in their pilgrimage to ZIon. So they shall obtain the promise and provision of God, as we do now by faith. In obeying His instructing for blessings in the earth. A companion passage is Revelation 22:2 (and down the middle of the main street of the city. On either side of the river stood a tree of life, producing twelve kinds of fruit and yielding a fresh crop for each month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations.
The young female with the lab coat on, then said, “You know, speech impediments and dyslexia are caused by a demon. “She said, “We cast them out to cure that problem.”
When she said that I was taken back. Always supposing demons or unclean spirits would go to the pit with Satan. But does the bible say that? When I looked into this I saw popular commentary assuming such a thing. But nothing is particularly said about that in cannon of scripture. However, in books most Protestants call companion books to canonized scripture, found among the dead seas scrolls, for example, even the book of Enoch that is actually quoted in scripture, there is great detail of what demons actually are and when their “time” is come. There is reason enough to believe it is after the great Judgment. I know that I could be trying to super impose this experience on my grasp of the end times. This experience is more real to me than my understanding of eschatology. Which has changed over the years, and is more of a frustration to me, having heard every view I think there is, and seeing the right and wrong of every one of them. Here I Am.
When the technician was speaking to me, I had a knowledge, or an awareness of an abode or dwelling that was far from any natural light radiating from where we were. It appeared to be upon the edge of things at a distance hardly visible and I’m not sure I saw it with my natural eyes. I saw it during the following encounter, that was what I would describe as a place of lesser light. A side note expelled away, that I had no time to explore.
What happened next is I saw a woman sitting in a chair, like a dental chair in this medical office, that was sort of inside and outside, (I felt nature very close to what we were doing.) The woman in the chair had a speech difficulty that centered from the language part of her brain. The woman in the medical coat told me it was a demon causing this, and asked if I would like to cast it out. I said sure, so I turned to the woman and said, “In the name of Jesus Christ the son of the living God I command you to come out of this woman and go where you know you’re suppose to go.”
When I said this a slight shadow transposed from her face and then lifted away. I saw in the spirit that outer place where this demon left to go. It felt as if each time this happened there were less of these in the world to deal with, among mankind. This spirit seemed to operate like a message scrambler on the frontal lobe of the brain where words and letters were stirred out of sequence. Everything was there that they wanted to say but not in an organized order to say it. I never had it so easy to get rid of an unclean spirit. Nor such a sense of it being vanquished. After that we were done and the lady was thankful, and then I was on my way.
I was back in my front yard and the young man I met at first, was among a group of people that were now standing, partly in my front yard. I looked over to say good bye to him, and began to go back into my house, the young man then called out to me kind of urgently, and said a word for me to know before I went back into the house. As if he knew I was going back to where I come from, and he wouldn’t see me again. As soon as he yelled out the word to me, from across the overgrown path, I wanted to say, “What is that?” But then I woke up in my arm chair back in my own time, which was still in the morning of March 2016.
He seemed to just say one long word, or a mashed up phrase, but when I woke up, I realized it was a play on three words mixed together. They were magnitude, megaton, (or magnetron) and the one that really stood out was Marduk. At that point I had no idea what the young man meant. Except I thought he may be trying to tell me about a cataclysmic event that would happen in my life time. But, I was relieved it didn’t seem to hurt this area that we lived in.
The lady that had an evil spirit cast out of her, must have been alive in my time. She was over 50. I puzzled over the words I heard for several days, asking the Lord for understanding. I looked up the word Marduk and really didn’t connect it to anything that seemed connected to my experience. Until a few weeks later in April, when my husband and I was listening to a you tube channel, explaining NASA’s recently mentioned Nibiru acknowledgment, that was in the news in January. The heavenly body was named by another name that I had never heard before. This reputable Christian broadcaster and scientist called it the Marduk Star. A heavenly body that passed earth about every few thousand years. Marduk is mentioned on a Wikipedia search when searching Nibiru.
Disease and the millennium
Would disease not be immediately banished in the millennium at the return of Christ? As you can see I think I was in the millennium. According to this view of the future, as it seems, it is not. But in due process. Healing for the nations is issued from the city of God according to the book of Revelation. Healing was in the leaves. If the nation’s were already instantly healed, we would not need the TREE FOR THE HEALING OF THE NATIONS. Jerusalem will be the hub for TEACHING PEACE and honoring CHRIST; rewards of PROSPERITY AND HEALTH WILL COME TO THOSE NATIONS that honor Christ. Will that manifest in natural medicines and medical knowledge right down to removing unclean spirits, case by case in this instance? Is there scripture that opposes that?
The beast and false prophet are thrown into the pit, and Satan is bound for a thousand years. But what about evil spirits? Is God leaving that to the earth dwellers? Would it be like it was after WW II where those charged with war crimes were rounded up and convicted, some evading capture even for 50 years? While the top ranking officials were captured, sentenced, and jailed, even executed.
I saw that in 25 years, after my time, the place where I live right now changed very little. The houses and trees were untouched, vegetation was left to grow- on the other hand the pear tree had been under careful husbandry. As if it was an essential part of someone’s food source. There seemed to be no new construction, It was a countrified utopia. The children playing appeared to be related to the folks who live in the area. The boys playing ball were around the age of 9 and 10. Again I was told 25 years from my time. So, my time now, in the era of HIS return, ends at an unknown time. But seemingly soon, as pear trees have a 25 to 35 year life span, and these trees are about four years old now. Even though in the new age trees may live longer, I had a sense of being about 25 to 35 years in the future. ” 25 years from your time.” What does that mean? The house and growth around it looked 25-40 years.
Other than the growth of vegetation, the overgrown road, and the missing picket fence, time appears to stand still. Dress is not unusual, but an awareness of a new “time” is. But then this is only 25 years from wars and tribulation, right? Compared to 975 years yet to develop. If I was in the millennium. When I was taken to see some things at the medical/ research center it was very much modern. But not outlandishly techy. The architecture and landscape seemed fused. The medical technician had a test tube/ or something that was common to see in the hand of a medical researcher.
I know it was based on a progressive path, certainly, casting out unclean spirits was a part of that, which sort of blew my mind. In fact this whole experience came out of no where, and is based on nothing that I have been reading about or experiencing. The only thing that could have triggered anything is asking God if it was good that so many have followed us here, where the foothills begin at the blue ridge mountains, Moravian Falls just 45 minutes away.
Everyone is going to have to be settled in their own heart and mind where they are to be right now living in America. Personally, when we wanted to move to the Oregon coast 30 + years ago, I was given a series of dreams revealing why not to live on the west coast, why not to live on the border of Mexico, and why not to live where my husband and I were born and raised. We were sent to the East Coast on a prayer mandate in 2004, and then God told us to leave Wilmington NC., in 2008 after a dream that revealed the economic crash, and possibly a violent tsunami that surges 8-10 feet in land. The Spirit of God gave us 4 days to leave the city where we had a good job and our adult children. After a year of traveling the Lord relocated us to where we are right now. Family from the East and West have relocated to be here with us now, and this was a God thing 1000 percent.
But, before that we were sent to the Smokey Mountains, for 10 weeks of fastings and prayer, for our next prayer assignment. That is what landed us here, after one year, in a beautiful act of restoration after years of loss, for the gospel’s sake. Our two children heeded the warning to move away from the coast. I’m not one to focus about the end times and eschatology. I’m a teacher on healing, at heart. But, I have to steward the dreams and visions I’m given. I believe we have the call of God to change the tide- that we are not sinking as the Body of Christ but arising. Come what may we are more than conquerors in Christ Jesus. This is not doomsday for the child of God. But, the most powerful and awesome days to be alive.
I know we live where we live because God put us here. In the vicinity of the Moravians in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. If this encounter is the kind of an encounter that I’m personally sure it is, then I’m seeing the posterity of our neighbors will continue to thrive here. Yet, the house felt to be known as ours. Is it too incredible to believe?
The way this has changed me is that it causes me to realize the reign of Christ on earth is a transition of a dispensation where in some ways, in some places, the planet rebounds where it is left off, seemingly undisturbed. What suffering entails (here) may be political, economical, or psychological but the land, houses, and trees were undisturbed, in this place.
More telling, nothing harvested for warmth. Yet in the early 1980’s I saw sand dunes in-land way off shore at the border of VA and NC, where trailers were erected, not unlike those used by victims of hurricane Katrina. They were for detention, by the way. But the sand was what was surprising, so far in land along the coast. I saw this after the great evacuation, that took place on the west coast that went so far in land that people had taken off to the mountains of Idaho.
A few years later, in another dream, I saw the evidence of war manifesting as fiery plumes beyond the horizon, three clouds puffed up and then turned into black horsemen that ran across America. From the North West to the South East, could the three be economic woes because of wars? World War III being the 3rd?
Later, in the 80’s it appeared that I was standing in an area that had been evacuated, as if there to see what would happen next. Suddenly, I saw a pin point of fire blaze high up in the sky. I realized it was a rocket. It was flying from the west arcing south eastward. I was in rural central Idaho. A few minutes later the area was hit by a thermal wind, and fence posts edges, the driest of weeds, and house corners, combusted into flames. In another dream, a time later, I was standing on a road in the same place. Suddenly, a black horse busted out of the small bluff or ravine behind me where the home of the family who lived there had a name who’s escotology of names means messenger and/horse. It galloped over my head toward the same place the missile had gone.
Now being moved to this part of the country, those kind of dreams have ended, that involved living in places that were being evacuated, with a military presence; bombers flying down the pacific coast, and missal strikes; relocation and evacuation centers that once some are netted into, would become permanently detained. But these dreams ended when the Lord called us out of the Northwest. That journey began with a visitation from the Lord in 1997 showing me the last city we would live in, in the western part of the United States.
*In the book of Enoch demons and unclean spirits are not Fallen Angels, Fallen Angels are Fallen Angels. It seems that demons are the offspring of those beings born of women when fallen angels had intercourse with them. Genisis 6. Since this experience many items in the dream have been confirmed to me. One was that the exhaust pipe above the stove, there was only a hood and charcoal filter. I couldn’t understand why I thought a bird had gotten into the exhaust pipe when we didn’t even have one. But just one year later an update in our kitchen included an exhaust pipe, and I or the dream I had was not the reason it was installed. But a set of circumstances made it the logical thing to do in order to upgrade. There were other things as well, including the large pot the birds were in that I will write about one day. But this one: meeting people that bore a resemblance to some of the children I saw in the dream, was the most amazing- light skin hispanic children with auborn hair. This is some what unusual but later the older couple we knew of down the street had their little grandchildren over. They were going for a walk they were light skin hispanic, with auborn hair. Could these chilren grow up to be the parents of the children I saw 25 years after my time?
*Update: I saw our half acre of picket fence was gone, in the dream. The last 3 years of extreme weather made it necessary to begin tearing it down. After being on the property for 20 years. In the dream the only vehicle I saw was a midnight blue converted school bus parked on our property line where the fence once stood. The bus was well taken care of and still used as a dwelling.
A Prophetic Dream
There are many ways we can describe the Lord Jesus. He is our Messiah, the Good Shepherd, Savior, and Prince of Peace. But in turn there are many ways He can describe us. The Body of Christ, Sheep of His Pasture, the Bride, even His Temple. For we are refered to as the Temple of the Holy Ghost. In this podcast is a reading and commentary on a dream where God speaks to His family using an eye opening name for His people, responsible for the end time harvest. We’ve got to know who we are, we’ve got to see what we have. Many are not going to be ready to be a part of this end-time harvest, though they have zeal. Remember, Jesus had to tell them to lift up their eyes to look and see that the harvest was ready. Because they were blinded by their scheduled events. When harvest normally is. How can we learn to walk in, what comes next? Don’t miss this prophetic podcast with Deana Barnes, that has already had an impact at Remnant Nation Radio.
REMEMBERING, RED RIVER NATION
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…
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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.
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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.
It is the message of the New Testament poured down through the ages, sealed by the crimson flow of the Cross of Christ. The Covenant between God and His people through His Son.
A podcast w/ deana barnes
So many are losing sleep these days wondering what the future holds. As long as we have done all to stand, we stand therefore; putting on the FULL armor of God! This is an “end of your day” podcast reminding us of the trustworthiness of God towards HIS faithful ones. ENJOY the peace that transfers over in this podcast, and get some R and R.
RESTING IN READINESS.
Blessings in CHRIST – deana
New King James Version (NKJV)
But concerning the times and the seasons, brethren, you have no need that I should write to you. For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night. For when they say, “Peace and safety!” then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape. But you, brethren, are not in darkness, so that this Day should overtake you as a thief. You are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober. For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk are drunk at night. But let us who are of the day be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet the hope of salvation. For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us, that whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with Him.
Therefore comfort each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing.
Edify: to teach, improve, build or establish. To enlighten, uplift or inform.
I was in the market place and went to take an elevator to get to another floor. When the doors opened and I was just about to step in, it shocked me to discover there was nothing there but an open shaft, and cables. I was struck by how easily I COULD HAVE fallen into this open shaft. The first thing I thought of was the people who would not be careful to look, as I did, before stepping in. I went back to those whom I was standing with prior, and warned them of the elevator. We all stood and watched again as the elevator doors opened wide, this time the carriage was misaligned and tipped, leaving a gap wide enough to fall through. Strangely, there were those still enticed to get on board anyway, knowing the elevator was broken, taking the chance that it wouldn’t plunge downward while they were in it. I thought to go to the central desk of this international discount store, where it could be better broadcasted that the condition of the elevator was dangerous, while the group above watched the shaft.
Getting to the central office seemed cumbersome and I had to go through a lot of effort just to get to the front desk. I hoped and prayed no one would plunge down the broken elevator shaft, before I could get there. Thankful, for those who were standing watch, I worried of their due diligence in warning the patrons on other floors. Finally, in reaching the central service center where there was a line, I realized that I was going to have to move to the front of the line, to get out my warning. As I began doing so I was explaining to the front counter, ( and those in line) about the elevator, the front desk manager reached for the main phone to contact central management. But, as I began to speak a Christian woman walked up to me who had nothing to do with the desk, and postured herself to address the situation under a false authority, motivated by a theological position, rather than the Spirit of God. She immediately began to play down the sense of urgency by addressing the warning as fear, discarding it because it wasn’t a positive word; but, rather, I was speaking death. I knew this woman was out of order, and seriously misguided. Still, she had a presence about her, and a boldness. But, what alarmed me the most was that even though the message was clear and precise, the desk personnel stepped back from the intercom, confused; with a hint of embarrassment in her face that she had begun to respond to my initial warning.
And yes, you guessed it. This was a dream.
Dream continued: The atmosphere changed and it seemed as if all reason bowed to the illusion that this woman’s counter posture against the sound of alarm, bore a reasonable reaction. All motion toward alerting shoppers, and rendering them directives around the broken elevator, while dispatching maintenance, became suspended. I remember looking around the room amazed how she neutralized the urgency of the warning, while interrupting the natural protocol needed to avoid a potential disaster. Can you imagine an elevator like that broken, with out being put out of order? No yellow tape, no orange cones? No maintenance, or repair being assigned to it? The dream outlined the lunacy of reacting that way to a clear and present danger. Even the liability concerns of those in charge to alert maintenance. But, no one did anything. Yet, this kind of reaction to prophetic words and ministries called to blow the trumpet in Zion, is carried out every day.
Indicators, Regulators, And Soothsayers.
(Putting aside the dreams dual references of misalignments, including what is taking place in the market place. And the potential ramification of those that are still trying to board an obvious disaster hanging on a thread … ) I came away from the dream with a more pressing concern, however, and that was how to convince those who have the power to save lives now, not listen to the soothsayers of our times. I knew this character in the dream was presenting the fallacy of an error that stemmed from false teaching on the office of a prophet, and what the mercy of God truly looks, and sounds like. Even how the positive confession era has created an imbalance among many. Displacing common sense in many prophetic circles. (This parallels with the elevator scene where a man is trying to board a seriously misaligned car in a shaft where he could be terribly injured. A clear and precise word is required in a split second with no time to couch the issue, such as “STOP or you will DIE!” Is that not a positive word? How about this one- “Your sins are forgiven, go and sin no more, less a worse thing COME UPON YOU!” Certainly, we are swinging back from the pendulum where words of warning described the disaster, but not the directives to avoid it, or the wisdom to walk through it. Leaving, the receiver under a cloud of fear and even torment. This is not the heart of the Father. His dealings with men are forever seeking to lead us to repentance.
Political Peer Pressure
We need to understand the value of what true prophetic ministry is. Oddly, present in the dream was an atmosphere- a peer pressure of sorts, where sounding off the alarm could potentially make one appear foolish, and this, also, over ruled the good judgement of those in charge of managing crisis. The fact of the matter was her attempt to put forth a false sense of security, while dowsing the impact of the voice of alarm, immediately, aligned herself in judgement of those WATCHMEN who would NOT sound the alarm to warn the people when disaster is imminent. A cable holding up the MISALIGNED elevator car, (that is suppose to facilitate safe departure and arrivals), is about to suffer a catastrophic failure. Woe to those who cry, Peace! Peace! For sudden destruction shall come upon them. Woe to those who are manipulating common sense responses to crisis in order to create a false sense of security! Woe, to those regarding prophetic warning; who muddy the waters of clear and concise prophetic detail, to give it a positive spin.
1 Thessalonians 5:3
While people are saying, “Peace and safety,” destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.
For those who guide this people are leading them astray; And those who are guided by them are brought to confusion.…
They say to the seers, “See no more visions!” and to the prophets, “Give us no more visions of what is right! Tell us pleasant things, prophesy illusions.
They dress the wound of my people as though it were not serious. “Peace, peace,” they say, when there is no peace.
But I said, “Alas, Sovereign LORD! The prophets keep telling them, ‘You will not see the sword or suffer famine. Indeed, I will give you lasting peace in this place.'”
“‘Because they lead my people astray, saying, “Peace,” when there is no peace, and because, when a flimsy wall is built, they cover it with whitewash,
This is what the LORD says: “As for the prophets who lead my people astray, they proclaim ‘peace’ if they have something to eat, but prepare to wage war against anyone who refuses to feed them.
For those who have experienced this kind of boldness to shut down the spirit of the voice of alarm, in a mission to save lives, know that our responsibility to prevail with the warning is not lifted. For if they HEAR, and do not respond, we’re not responsible. But if the warning is dampened or hampered it is still for the watchmen to press on and persevere. We see how Paul did this in the passage below but first let’s remember, many of the prophets were threatened, beaten, incarcerated, driven out of regions for their sound of alarm. That spirit that declares peace in lue of warning, is in bed with Anti Christ, false prophets, Jezebel, Ahab; the foolish servant, and if nothing more is a FEAR FILLED Christian who does not understanding that the mercy of God is present in warning, correction, and rebuke, as well as a form of strengthening, and edification of the saints. Certainly, our words should be full of life, but many in the body misunderstand the dynamics that sustain and strengthen Kingdom life.
Identifying a breach in the wall, is commendable in most vocations, and approaching those where that message will be most effective, makes sense. Of course, it would be blocked off as any breach would with special attention, and inspected, with inquiries to why it failed. Warnings in evangelism through out history have moved many to repentance, it is mercy that exposes our hearts, so that we will not die in our sin. Pronouncements of judgements with out either an opportunity to repent or instructions to do so, is not the heart of the Father. In the new testament, in the acts of the saints, we see occasions where confrontations occur and hard words are spoken.
We have the account of Peter’s dealing with Ananias and Sapphira who lied to the Holy Ghost, and Simon, who thought to purchase Him. A firm warning to the readers that we are not to grieve the Holy Spirit, or lie to him. These dealings are no less critical now than they were in the beginning. This is why I warn those now who would posture themselves over words of the prophets of God, to dilute their impact, or divert their intent- If they succeed and lives are lost, the blood will be on their hands. Warnings, through the Spirit, in there nature are acts of mercy, pronounced judgements with instructions for repentance, the same. We see that in the delayed judgement of Nineveh that saved a whole generation, in the story of Jonah.
Jesus said to preach repentance for the forgiveness of sins, in His name, to all nations. Luke 24:47
Now we see how Paul dealt with someone who was a Jew and called a prophet; but, in this passage was identified as a false prophet. In some translations a sorcerer. Many do not realize that operating in the flesh is operating in witchcraft because witchcraft is called a work of the flesh. Therefore, meddling with the Holy Ghost ministry under the guise of prophetic ministry, is deemed as sorcery according to scripture. In this dream this woman was acting out in the flesh. The following is how NEW TESTAMENT apostolic ministry dealt with in-house sorcery.
Acts 8:20-25 New International Version (NIV)
So, being sent out by the Holy Spirit, they went down to Seleucia, and from there they sailed to Cyprus. When they arrived at Salamis, they proclaimed the word of God in the synagogues of the Jews. And they had John to assist them. When they had gone through the whole island as far as Paphos, they came upon a certain magician, a Jewish false prophet named Bar-Jesus. He was with the proconsul, Sergius Paulus, a man of intelligence, who summoned Barnabas and Saul and sought to hear the word of God, but, Elymas the magician (for that is the meaning of his name) opposed them, seeking to turn the proconsul away from the faith. But, Saul, who was also called Paul, filled with the Holy Spirit, looked intently at him and said, “You son of the devil, you enemy of all righteousness, full of all deceit and villainy, will you not stop making crooked the straight paths of the Lord? And now, behold, the hand of the Lord is upon you, and you will be blind and unable to see the sun for a time.” Immediately mist and darkness fell upon him, and he went about seeking people to lead him by the hand. Then the proconsul believed, when he saw what had occurred, for he was astonished at the teaching of the Lord.
Notice how this very powerful occurrence upon the word of Paul, immediately coming to pass, acted as a sign to the proconsul? We will discuss amazing accuracy upon the word of the prophets, later. But, keep this demonstration or “sign” in mind.
Simon the ex sorcerer, attached himself to the apostolic ministry of Peter, after he believes; but, makes a serious mistake when mishandling the subject of the Holy Spirit, by asking to purchase the Holy Ghost! … More reasons not to grieve God, in those things pertaining to His Holy Spirit and giftings; but, look here, Peter had a WORD for this man, and it scared him into a sobriety that may have saved his soul. But I wonder, in some of these prophetic climates today would such a “WORD” be received? Or, for that matter would such a word dare to be given?
Peter answered: “May your money perish with you, because you thought you could buy the gift of God with money! You have no part or share in this ministry, because your heart is not right before God. Repent of this wickedness and pray to the Lord in the hope that he may forgive you for having such a thought in your heart. For I see that you are full of bitterness and captive to sin. “Then Simon answered, “Pray to the Lord for me so that nothing you have said may happen to me.”After they had further proclaimed the word of the Lord and testified about Jesus, Peter and John returned to Jerusalem, preaching the gospel in many Samaritan village.
Still, it is our responsibility to let the prophets speak and the others stand and judge. We do this in our assemblies, in our meetings, should the word of prophecy be handled with any less care in the internet market place, that is increasingly being used as a tool of ministry? As believers, self governing in these issues will please God, contrarily, wilfulness and recklessness, will not. In fact, what we do or undo in relation to His prophetic word, will be examined, and we will be made accountable on how we handled or mis handled, even, the Word of Life, in all true prophecy. For the REVELATION of JESUS CHRIST is the SPIRIT of PROPHECY. Now back to IMPROVE, BUILDING UP, ESTABLISHING, and EDIFICATION. WE who are of the day are not appointed to wrath! Yet, we are reminded to stay awake and alert. To watch and pray. To make ourselves ready!
So, who does this? Is it not the watchmen of the night who sound the alarm? What would become of those who cried peace in the day of wrath? Sudden destruction shall come upon them. Again, let me point out three of those words that define edification. TO IMPROVE. Do we not remove waste when we are improving? TO BUILD. Do we not clear the ground of roots and rocks when we lay a foundation? TO ESTABLISH! Once the building is built how shall it remain?
Lions Tigers and Bears
I was in property management for many years and one of my duties was to oversee the building and property maintenance. To see to it that structures were regularly examined, maintained, and repaired. That elevators had updated permits, and safety checks, properly licensed for use. Clearly witnessing what materials are good and for the edification of a structure, and what is not. Cheap material and sloppy repairs NEVER work for the long haul; although, cosmetically, they may get you by for a season. This is reflective of those who always have a positive message, but no substance. The material is easy to come by and cheap, but has no enduring value. Untempered mortar. To improve, edify, build up, and establish; also, involves removing the broken, to replace the new- and you can ask a plumber about the messiness of some of these jobs that require the removal of debris, first, before repairs ensue. In fact, many chronic problems would warrant a complete revamp with new materials, updates, and remodels. This is Kingdom building and the tearing down of the old along with its removal, is all for the edification of the saints. It requires all of this to improve, build up, and “edify”. This takes skill, and requires the workings of the five fold ministry to accomplish a complete revamp. No one wants unskilled labor to remodel their home. Neither does God. Each anointing has its responsibility to accomplish that work. Even a visionary sees what has to go before he SEES what will replace it, those things are skillfully communicated, by those who stand and judge. This is why every word should have a prophetic conference to discern its timing and to activate, appropriately, its levels of realization. That is why the Lord, warned me to beware of the foulers, dowsers, disclaimers, and the distractors, of prophetic flows. The fouler poisons the original intent of the word given, by quickly introducing a counter thought, the dowsers will quench its fire because of the strength of the word, they will attempt to “cool it down” for the luke warm seeking pallet. This modifies the word’s impact, and meddles with God’s original intent for the word or warning. I’m not speaking of those who run around screaming the wolves are coming- out of conjecture, that certain things are about to happen, by watching natural events unfold- I am talking about prophetic ministry that receives news headlines from the Spirit of God. Fight or flight, build or tear down, the Church should be ahead of what is real and what is rumor.
This is why it is dangerous to be this woman depicted in the dream, she promotes soothe saying and frustrates prophetic warning and sways administrations to disobey true spiritual authority, this can only be our age old enemy, Jezebel. The “disclaimer” of prophetic warning immediately begins to reverse the momentum of impact. The “distractors” will often be the ones who quickly raise up controversy, again, to misdirect the flow of the word in order to bury it.
Beware of SEED THIEVES! We are called to be vessels of the DOVE not keeper of THE CROWS.
Think about it like this- when you hear a prophetic warning because the WORD OF GOD is like a seed sown into the ground. What fruit will it potentially bear in the good soil of our hearts? The Lord once showed me that a man and his son would begin to suffer consequences of the lack of faith that was being spoken over their circumstances. That there would be a death of that which should be a blessing, in their lives. They changed their habit and all is well. What if they decided to not respond, because I pronounced a warning of death? You see, the word given to them to speak life over their circumstance went unheeded, and after awhile the fruit of the mouth (life or death is in the power of the tongue) began to manifest. As Christians, our non response to prophetic words and warnings are just as critical as our responses. They need to be carefully considered, biblically confirmed, or discarded with great care. In fact, some words should never be left unattended to. Because in them are life and death.
Rejecting and dismissing words aimed to work havoc rather than salvation and peace, is clearing your shelves of a potential hazard, in the days to come. I don’t see where confusion over a prophetic word warrants it “to be put on the shelf’.” The biblical model, straight forward exposes false prophesy. That means it is examined until it is either received or rejected. Seeking the Lord on it may take some time; but, it is important to recall it before prophetic council where it will be judged, like the scripture says, “let the others [prophets] stand and judge.” That is why it is important to take personal words, spoken over us in private, before others. In fact, I often gather a few people around when I find that I have a word for someone to stand and judge, let the prophets do so, let them stand and judge; weigh it, wait on the Spirit; in Holy reverence towards the Father, regarding His prophetic ministry. I do the same when interpreting dreams through e-mail. We have a little disclaimer that instructs the dreamer, to take their interpretation before a group of trusted counsel.
Though I never personally had to deal with a direct attack against a prophetic warning like that one played out in this dream- I have had many words that were quite lovely, not responded to. I’ve seen the results of that many times, finding that when you explain to people what the alternative is in some of these cases, they are more apt to respond. A couple years ago the lord showed me a vision of the Lion of Judah walking through the flames of revival as the high praises of God were sung and praised by a worship team on the platform of a spirit filled church. I delivered a prophetic word that went along with the vision, to the pastor who happily received the word, but in the weeks and months to follow he cut short worship, and often quenched it. I’m not saying he did this deliberately. But, normally when a move of God is prophesied to come OUT OF a certain thing one would explore that avenue of entry. If you believed the word is come from heaven. This is another reason we are told not to despise the word of prophesy, don’t disregard them, there’s purpose in that. With in a year the worship team I saw leading the High praises of God into that revival, lost key members who were there in the vision when it happened. We need to act on the word, not counter act. I’ve seen the aftermath of those who scoffed and discarded prophetic warning, whom at the same time were steeped in a very strong prophetic culture. Incredibly, I remember praying a hedge of protection over such a group and heard snickering because a Christian comedian had made light of the hedge prayer. Well, we had seen that comedian and heard the same thing too, and his point about it was funny; but, in practice there is nothing to discard about walls. In fact, at that time we were under a commission of GOD to: REPAIR THE BREACH IN THE WALL. Sadly, those who decided to mock the concept of THE HEDGE, and other prophetic warnings began to suffer a series of attacks; a few of them tragic, that are associated with broken walls, their hedge of protection was down. Even while we were executing these unheeded warnings I remember a real strange moment when a small child had disappeared in the group and was found outside in the street, because all the doors had been left open. Even after a scary object lesson such as that, our REPAIR THE BREACH IN THE WALL messages and prayers went mocked. Darker days ensued.
Satan comes not but to kill, steal, and destroy. No WALLS, NO WATCHMAN. A few years ago I comforted a prophet weeping in shame because of the rebuke they received for warning another prophet of an attack against their spouse, in the area of illness. That warning was not received, and with in two years that minister’s spouse was dead of cancer, in the prime of life. When a watchman sees a dust cloud rising on the horizon, and doesn’t report it then what does the bible tell us about that prophet? Rest assured my brothers and sisters, at times you WILL BE CALLED A FOOL. But, the fool is the one who FEARS an evil report, attacks the watchman, and thinks ignoring it will make it go away. Even declaring there is no dust cloud on the horizon, it is only a little rain! When, in fact, it is a treacherous gang of murderous thieves. How about humbling ourselves and calling it what it is? Let’s respond by having a meeting in the war room with the Lord of Hosts for wisdom, knowledge, and understanding; for strategy, and approach. Rather than a heretical butterfly and pixy dust response that will turn watchman prayer gatherings into a bunny farm. While satan’s hordes advance.
We have nothing to fear with our Father’s warnings. In them, we will win all our battles, when we inquire of HIM who teaches us, who trains our hands for battle, and our fingers for war.
We should not be so quick to react to a word of prophecy, less we miss handle the word of truth, misdirect it, and bring judgement on ourselves. Of course, it is the nature of crows to steal the seed. Crows will be crows. But, the household of faith is held to a higher standard. Whether, we are in meeting at home, in our living rooms, at a cook-out with our neighbors; or, moving about the internet market place- in the days to come remarkable warnings and prophetic words are going to reach beyond the four walls of our Christian gathering places. It may be, at times, where social media will be used to quickly move groups of people out of harms way, when multiple prophets post the same thing at the same time. Can you imagine a culture of ‘prophetic seed thieving’ pecking away at words of prophecy in such a time as this, counteracting true watchmen ministry?
(By the way, there are those who call themselves such a thing, that may have dreams and visions, habitually voicing them outside of biblical protocol, whom have no understanding of the true purpose of the seer. Thinking that predicting the future is the sum of prophetic ministry.) They are not watchman, but watch dogs; barking at anything that moves, with no clear and distinct intelligible words. There is a difference between yapping canines, and true WATCHMEN OF THE NIGHT.
God is restoring the Spirit of the fear of the Lord, with exploits and demonstrations of HIS power that will accomplish their intended purpose.
He will confirm His word with signs and wonders following. Is not “an event foretold” a sign? So then what was the word, or message that sign confirms? Every sign has a message that it is punctuating. If there is no message attached to a sign, then the ministry is a loud attention gatherer, like clanging brass cymbals, but has no substance ascribed to it. These kind “draw men unto themselves” who chase dreams, visions, and supernatural anomalies. A very spooky spiritual form of CLOUDS WITH NO RAIN. Too many ministries seek to validate their call using signs, forgetting they are there to confirm a true message from heaven. In fact, a ministry void of teaching and preaching the word of God, relying heavily on manifestations only, is one molecule away from the lying signs and wonders of the end times. Eventually, that ministry will succumb to fanaticism, and foolishness, that diverts attention away from the cross and sets it squarely on man. let us live soberly, as we rightly handle the word of truth, discerning the age we live in.
It happened that as we were going to the place of prayer, a slave-girl having a spirit of divination met us, who was bringing her masters much profit by fortune-telling. Following after Paul and us, she kept crying out, saying, “These men are bond-servants of the Most High God, who are proclaiming to you the way of salvation.” She continued doing this for many days. But Paul was greatly annoyed, and turned and said to the spirit, “I command you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her!” And it came out at that very moment.…
… these men revile the things which they do not understand; and the things which they know by instinct, like unreasoning animals, by these things they are destroyed. Woe to them! For they have gone the way of Cain, and for pay they have rushed headlong into the error of Balaam, and perished in the rebellion of Korah.…These are the men who are hidden reefs in your love feasts when they feast with you without fear, caring for themselves; clouds without water, carried along by winds; autumn trees without fruit, doubly dead, uprooted; wild waves of the sea, casting up their own shame like foam; wandering stars, for whom the black darkness has been reserved forever. It was also about these men that Enoch, in the seventh generation from Adam, prophesied, saying, “Behold, the Lord came with many thousands of His holy ones. Amen and Amen.
The other side of the coin.
A side note to the dream that appears to have a message with in the message- Often the Lord will give us dreams and visions that have many facets of truth. I see this in the dream as well. Here is another more simple warning in regard to the open and unguarded shaft. We live in a world where the love of money is much like that elevator shaft. Getting in it is suppose to be a ride up or a ride down, as markets go. Not a plunge to our deaths. Not a lure to disaster, that is why we put our trust in Christ and our treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not corrupt. To be lured into this world system over the love of money is imminent disaster, in these end times.
Yes, this is a “Cross Road” in the town we live near. At the four corners you see a church, a tree cut to the ground, a fire station, and the remains of a homestead, long gone. In “Lincoln” Towne, mind you. This local harbinger quietly sits waiting for him who has eyes to see, and ears to hear, to discern what the Spirit of the Lord has been saying all along. Plainly. You don’t need prophetic interpretation to know America is at her crossroads!
Will our nation’s heritage be reduced to rubble in the ground? Will the axe be struck to the root? Will we once again wait until a 911 wakes us up again? Or, will we return to HIS house, and allow HIS long standing walls to shelter us? America, God has sent to you HIS word, in the spirit of the prophet Elijah to turn the heart of the Father’s toward their children, and the heart of the children towards their fathers … If you read Malachi you will understand that message is one you don’t want to ignore. Malachi 4:6
It is His desire for us to turn to HIM and prosper in His love. Jesus said, ” I want you to be where I am!” The KINGDOM of God is righteousness peace and joy in the HolyGhost. Alternately, we can choose to live in the darkest VOID, a place where God is not. In this world we don’t know what that is like, why? Because the twinkle of HIS eye reflects from off the stars in our darkest night, the sun He made rises after that night every day. As long as we have breath we reside in a world that glows in HIS glory.
Apart from HIM is a void unimaginable. The bible refers to an outer darkness, death, hell, and the grave … Empty of the beauty of His HOLINESS. Empty of Him. 1John 14:3 “In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you. If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also. And you know the way where I am going.” “… I am the way, the truth, and the life.” -Jesus
All anyone has to do is say no to the way of destruction, and turn around and say YES to THE WAY of life, everlasting. – Dee NeWinePouring.com
John 3:16 The Story Of Love
Did you know the 3rd part of the luner Tetrad was viewable in North America
beginning at 3:16 AM PT this morning?
And Go so loved …
Surrender yourself to me in Holy abandonment, says the Lord. Let go of those things you have embraced that centered you- but, are not of me. These built-in stabilizers are old garments sown to the new, and many works are in a perpetual ripping, says the Lord of Hosts, who leads HIS people beside still waters to restore their soul. From this place of an organic gathering they mount up with wings as eagles, they run, without being wearied, they walk and not faint. Nothing more than the still waters is needed to find renewal, refreshing, and revival. This is simply drinking from the waters that I have led you to, what ever landscape you find them in. I am the still waters of your soul. Drink of me, no matter where you are. For there I am, also. Is it not in that place where my image is most clear, reflecting as a mirror? Daily you shall see yourself as I do in the light of the Son, if you take the time to do so. Lean in and drink of me as it were from still waters, and I will restore your soul. One day, my armor clad ones- you will learn nor teach war no more! You will lead the nations in exchanging their war equipment for tools of the harvest. Where a country will no longer fall into eternity with out CHRIST, IN ONE HOUR. Rather, entire nations will be harvested for the Kingdom of God. Masses of people once reeling in wars and famines will be fed, in one hour. They will beat their spears into pruning hooks, their swords into plows shears, nation will not rise against nation, nor will they learn war any more. The glory of the latter house will be greater than the former. Trust in this saying, you will see. The intervals of rest and journey, will bring you there. Resting in my provision, resting in my presence. Journeying in my way, progressing in my kingdom. This with demonstration and in power.
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He will judge between the nations and will settle disputes for many peoples. They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore.
Revisiting a dream featured in our article called SON of The FATHER’s House.
The Lord came to me as the SON of the Father’s house; a seed sower, husbandman, and harvester. He handed me two shear-cut slated rocks to play in a music machine, that was in the style of a CD player. These rocks were sharp, jagged, and raw edged, around the outside; but, polished, and beautifully ingrained on the inside. They looked like deeply embedded marbled streams of water, with white swirls, taking on the appearance of white water rapids, pouring through mossy green embankments. I looked at the music machine asking the Lord, “Can we play Here Comes the Son?” He kept looking at the slated rocks and said, “I have these, I’ve had them all this time, will you hear them?” I said,”Lord wait, I’ll go tell them you’re here” though He wanted me to stay He relented, and let me go. I went into a back room where there, apparently, was a sixties slumber party of teenage girls just waking up. I told them who had showed up, wanting us to listen to the music stored on these sliced and polished stone discs. They screamed as if he were the Beatles, and they started to get dressed.
I ran out to spend more time with him, again, asking to hear the song, Here Comes the Son. Again, he almost seemed slightly disappointed, he looked at the slated rocks in his hands. I felt moved for him, because he wanted so much to share these songs with me. I remembered the scripture … If these don’t then- the rocks will CRY out. I went back to hurry the girls, each time they were curling their hair, and primping, I pleaded to them, “please hurry, just come as you are, he is waiting, he has music He wants to show you!”, still they kept primping, each time I checked on them they were moving a little slower. Each time I left him alone he would hardly let me go. Finally, they became distracted and was doing other things the last I saw them, I spent the rest of the time left, with HIM. I was in my t-shirt and sweats, my hair was undone. None of that mattered to him as his eyes never looked away from mine. He looked a little forlorn because of the absence of the others but His joy that I was there never dimmed.
HE TOLD me something about a famous song writer I never knew. When I woke up I researched it, and it was true, in the beginning his songs, lesser known, was about Yeshuah. Sadly, his music, rejected by the church so many years ago, did not end where it began in the era of His fame. What is this from heaven? What more to be discovered? What sounds, and songs are etched in the stones that are about to cry out? The Lord did not want to sing, “Here Comes The Son” though the melody was catchy, fun and sunny- a good thought for a rainy day, still it shadows in this one truth we cannot miss. In order to worship God in SPIRIT and in TRUTH we need to comprehend Jesus Christ IS Come, and through him and by Him we enter the throne room of GRACE where by we obtain MERCY in times of need. Similarly, worship is not past, nor future, it is BEING WHOLE HEARTILY with HIM in HIS presence. No preparation apart from the Holy Spirit will lead you to The Father. Grace has made the way, that we may boldly enter in, as we are. The presence of God will transform us into HIS IMAGE. THE QUESTION IS what is the true image of our God who is a consuming fire?
No heavenly song, comes from with out, rather it comes from with in the presence of God. He is the author and the finisher of our faith. The Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. The Sower and the Harvester is the SON OF The FATHERS house. This people, these generations, who dolled themselves up for hours to stand before a stage screaming for their idols- are a people, still, so enthralled with preparations, approaches, and presentation, we missed this one thing. Time spent with Him. We cater to the former so much we miss the latter. Have you heard it said we need to acknowledge the older generation in our music? Play their old tunes to spark them up? Honoring the older generations is commendable, but in this they should be at the helm. I am that older generation, the tail-end of the Jesus movement harvest; and I can tell you if they are not in the inner courts now, they never will be. Simeon and Anna were waiting for the Lord in the temple daily according to Luke 2:35, elderly as they were, they did not want to miss a thing; not only did they greet and meet the generation that brought forth the Messiah, they prophesied and recognized, His arrival. Aged Simeon was led of The Lord to meet Jesus and His parents at the temple. Simeon prophesied over Him, and Anna was the first woman to preach Jesus among those looking for the Messiah. She never left the temple but stayed there day and night, she was a prophetess over 80 years old.
It is God’s order that the elder generation meet the present day visitation as long as they are standing in their place, with enthusiasm, waiting for what they have been prophetically watching for [Lo] these many years. Always looking for Christ in His second coming, and the moves of His Spirit that will usher in His everlasting kingdom. As the scripture says, parents are for the children, not children for the parents. The Church has got to stop pandering to idol worshiping ears, that will never appreciate the sound of heaven but will bog down the assent in the fair way. So much is said about grooming the congregation into the act of worship so that they will not be left behind … Does it occur to anyone that is where they want most to be? Left behind? Shall we not go? Leadership is upset that the foyer fills up, rather than the altar, you compel, and compel, before you have entered in yourself, but few respond.
The dream challenged me- in my determination to bring the “slumber party” to the place where they could hear these songs, I kept leaving the moment to bring others in. Risking what ever it was that God wanted to impart to me would be missed in the perishable moments called a VISITATION. SOMEONE must receive from the Lord or none ever will. The airlines tell us, “Put the oxygen mask on yourself first, then reach for those that cannot do it for themselves.” Why? Because if you don’t secure for yourself first, both will die for lack of oxygen. Christ first always. Cut off the pandering, put on the oxygen mask, get a fresh lung full of GOD BREATH, and then we’ll have what it takes to motivate the late arrivals. You see, there is always the danger of the former generation’s mindsets delaying the new. For Example, the wilderness generation that had to die off before the new generation could enter into the promise land. Save Caleb, another great elder, of great strength, and faith. So beneficial for the crossing over, how much His stories caused the younger generation to burn in their heart for the promised land. What to gain is Christ, and Christ alone.
Let the slumber party sleep, they had their day. Had they stayed awake they never would have missed the INTRO that would have led them to the BRIDGE. Your encounter with the throne shall drench you with the dew of the morning. The thirsty will find it upon you, and seek for more, hold not back, let not the outer court, the FOYER LOVERS, the generations that refuse to budge, (unless their MUSIC IS PREDOMINANT, and their palate satisfied) dictate the MASTER’S IMPARTATIONS upon His WORSHIPPERS that will usher them into the APOSTOLIC rule and reign of CHRIST on this earth. For the nature of what is about to be released in the earth as far as the SOUND and the SONG will be unto Satan the stench of a death dirge, to his rule and reign. Those found worthy will wait upon Christ, if they miss it the ROCKs still will declare it, and another generation of lost WORSHIPPERS will become pawns of a sound and melody that incites idol worship, for by its very nature music sways the masses into singleness of mind that is manipulated to SERVE SOMEBODY, should the Church fail to receive it.
Here Comes The Sons … How Satan so desires to have music born of heaven for it shall surely shall become the theme song to a new world order, if He can get His hands on it, and twist the gift of God for his own purposes, as he has in generations past. After all, Lucifer knows the power and influence of music. So then, let the sleepers lie. Move forward to your AWAKENING, the sound and the new song is creation in her groanings, singing harmony with the throne of God, in this shall your generations come from out of their GRAVES. Does not this present generation love to act out the NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD? IS NOT THE ZOMBIE NATION this generation’s walking dead? Is the earth itself not groaning horrors? Shall not the stars fall down from the sky? What kind of music will come out of heaven and declare this generation? Even define its high call? Will not a Holy Tempest stir up from with in, and join the fountain heads and rivers from the corporate priesthood, and Holy Race? THE LIVING WATERS, Rushing down over the evergreen embankments, where all that is living breathes? The STONES are cut and polished smooth, what is this sound of heaven, that Christ is so enthralled about giving us, this one who came to me as the SON of the Fathers House who is the author and finisher of our faith?
As music interprets a generation, as it somehow relates to them, as they are conduits that carry heaven’s composition, so it is worth contending for waiting on heaven to receive, until it comes. The Worshipers go first, they head up the processions of victory, it is from the HEARING realm we shall first be alerted before the great day. For as it is written: With the voice of an arch angle and the trump of God … So let us have ears to hear, the sounds that come from Heaven. For out of it will come the fire of God that burns the incense of our worship, releasing the aroma, even the fragrances that mingle with His glory, come from His throne.
2 Corinthians 2:16 (AMP) For we are to God the pleasing aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing. To the latter it is an aroma [wafted] from death to death [a fatal odor, the smell of doom]; to the former it is an aroma from life to life [a vital fragrance, living and fresh]. And who is qualified (fit and sufficient) for these things? [Who is able for such a ministry? We?]
An American Harbinger
Hear what the spirit says to those who call themselves The people of God in America. I have a people who call out to me day and night. They truly weep at my feet and are covered under my shadow at the alter, in the place of intercession, many of them have answered the call, have forsaken all, to follow my instruction in these the end-times. No election of candidates will change what America is facing in her tomorrows. Repentance, only, will extend the hand of the Father to pass mercy across this land, he is able to turn the face of kings, as well as harden the hearts of the Pharaohs. Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. What are the words spoken out of the mouth of the shepherds in the land? Will slander, mockery, and the blaming of others turn the tide?
The First Church Of The Free Born
But, yet there is an unrepentant, religious, and prideful people, who walks the broad path of what is called Christian America, today.
I saw the rubble of a building in the fore front, a city scape in the back drop, and between the two- a storm beaten Statue of Liberty. An arm from heaven reached down and took the hand of a little boy out of the rubble, and The Lord said, “See this thing that you have done? The thing that has been broken in America is not being understood by the natural eye, for though this people have greatly prospered, and have acquired much wealth and comfort, they are a broken and plundered people, their children, if they could see, stand a midst the rubble of broken lives, broken families, and broken homes. What has become of those I have appointed to be Fathers in the Land? Worse yet, what has befallen the Shepherds? The curse of dismemberment plagues the land, the children are increasingly covered with a spirit of violence, says The Lord, you have wanted everything, and have paid the price to obtain it! The price you have paid is your posterity.
If you could see what you have come to, where your children are standing alone, in the rubble of a nation, that has everything, but possesses nothing … Yet, as I have said, my arm is not shortened that it cannot save; nor, is my ear heavy that I cannot hear, for I am hearing the cry of the Fatherless in this nation, and with my own arm of strength I am reaching for them, says The Lord, for they are the generation that will know the cost for the selling of the souls of men. Yet, I have called them by the name that I have named them, and they will look up from where they sit, and they shall find me, my hand extended, in the day that I can be found. I will lead them as a father would lead them, they shall be my sons, and my daughters, and I shall be their father.
For I am a father to the fatherless, and a husband to the widow, says The Lord. You have created a nation of orphans, and a land full of widows of the living dead. You war against me still, and you say how have I warred against you, lord? I sent forth the spirit of Elijah into the land, to turn the fathers heart towards the children, that your children may learn the way of FATHER, but you have resisted me, says The Lord, who died that you might live, and whose WORD now lives, that you might not die. Rather, you sacrifice the future of your own in order to protect your comforts for the day. Why do you continuously ( without remorse) sacrifice your sons and your daughters to the god of temporary pleasures? Over, and over again, while being the most civilized, of the civilized, in your eyes?
You have spent your seed for sowing upon your own pleasures, what then shall come to you in the day of harvest? Have you not sowed to the wind? Shall you not reap the whirl wind? Is it not written a GOOD MAN leaves an inheritance to His children’s children? What then is the one called who sells the child of his child to servitude, some not yet born? Shall he escape this shame? Will not the lender stop his lending, and demand the borrower to pay? Shall they not liquidate the future, to satisfy the appetites of yesterday? Does not the house do as the hill, and the hill the same as the house? So you say it is those upon the hill that does these things, but are not those upon the hill the same who live in houses, did they not first come out of your neighbourhoods, and communities? They serve themselves first, as you in your homes the same, at the expense of their child’s future, for enough is never enough to satisfy, as fire is never satisfied, nor rage, nor lust.
Therefore, your elected ones reflect you. So then, shall this one who fattened himself upon his child’s tomorrow not Himself be in want? Shall he not regret the price he paid for those things that last not, the price of his own sons, and daughters? Have I not given you time to repent? Both small, and great, says the Lord, but you would not? You quoted all the right scriptures, wrote your books, held your meetings, financed your campaigns, to bring AMERICA BACK TO GOD, you tussled in your homes, at city hall, and in your town square pointed your finger and beat your chest, a patriot, of patriots you say, yet in all of this did you personally confess the error in your own heart? Did you humble yourself to seek it out, to find what you cannot see, unless you humbly enquire of me? Yet, touched by these things, rather, you rage. This one thing, you will lie down in regret. Repent, says The Lord, and I will give you your children to honour your memory. That they may see, in the end, you did all that you could do.
I will not have you deceived, repentance will not reinstate to you what you would esteem as your former glory; it will however, provide for you the reward that comes with the testing of your faith, more precious than gold. I can promise you the process of the baptism of fire. Turn to me now, see? See? Even the generation that watched out for you, built for you, shall you even tax for your salacious appetites, to keep your status quo? So you rob from the future, and drain the store, to have your fill for the day?
Repent and I will sustain you, for the benefit of your children’s children, a generation who will know my name, my arm of strength, and power, if you repent, this one thing you shall then have, the joy of your children with you, the sons and daughters, of your sons, and your daughters, who play upon the floor where you rest your feet, whom, themselves, shall pay regard to how you finished the end of your days. For in your best days a common thing shall be in the land, one house hold shall house three. Hear what the Spirit of The Lord says, that I may walk you out of your errors, this day, not that you become as you were. But, that you be counted as the wise who made a difference when your story is told, among those who will come after you. Whose HERITAGE will be of me, says The Lord.
A prayer to start with:
Father in Heaven, I come before you to acknowledge my sins that I have committed along with those that have trespassed against you in this great nation, that the people were given stewardship to manage, so many years ago. Father, somehow, we have lost our nation into the hands of another. Our elected ones that come from our neighbourhoods, our communities, and our cities, have turned our country the wrong way, time after time. I come before you and repent for all that I had part in, in America turning its back on you, and the Godly principles we were to uphold. Even in the sin of omission when I didn’t do those things that I could have done, to insure our good standing with you, as a people. I repent of all my ways that has acted in unison with all citizens of this country who have missed the mark, in securing your blessing upon our land. I ask that you show me what I can do as an act of true repentance, that I mean this prayer with all my heart. I pledge to continue to pray for all those in authority who are governing this great nation. I, also, pledge to NOT be one of those who stand as a mocker, slanderer, or a false witness; nor, a flatterer, or given over to the praise of men. But, will endeavour to speak the truth in love, at all times, and obey the Spirit to walk with Him, through all the days he has ordained for me, as a citizen of the Kingdom of God, on this soil. Amen
The Spirit of the Lord is saying, “I want them to get this right. To Understand what the message truly conveys in all my prophetic rehearsals.” The day they point to (in type) are revisited in shadows, every year. This shadow passing over the moon, is a sign unto my people that the rehearsals are passing over into their final phase of fruition. Embarking upon the journey that will bring them to their highest point. As the rehearsal for a wedding is played out to make sure all understand their participation.” Until that final day.
(Christ concealed, in them and then revealed, yet concealed still, from the Jews, Until the great day of His revealing where all will see HIM whom they have pierced.)
“But, now. In all your getting get this, says the Lord. Understand this feast to know me as YOUR Shelter. What more can I do? I’ve sent my servants the prophets as I have promised, I confirm my word with signs and wonders following. In all your knowing know this: He that dwells in the Shelter of the Most High abides in the shadow of the almighty. In this is the days of your joy. In this is the harvest of all your provision you will have need of. In this I am present with you, not a memory, not a peaceful thought, but an abiding presence. Am I not the vine, as you are the branch? As you abide in me- life flow will be the course that sustains you, in draught. As I sustained the children of Israel in the wilderness, and gave them daily manna to strengthen them, is not the Bread OF Life my Son who sustains you in all your degrees of famine, says the Lord? Rest assured, I Am. Abide in the vine, dear ones, for with out the vine you can do nothing of yourself.”
The simple reason why the Blood Moons are showing up on Jewish Festivals. The larger picture stands before us as a mystery whose details are yet to be unfolded. The immediate message, however, is too obvious to escape our attention! Join us at the Remnant Nation Radio podcast recorded this evening. w/ dee barnes