Wardrobe Of Readiness.
Does how we dress, sleep, and spend our time, have anything to do with our eternal destination? It’s all right here in my latest podcast.
Wardrobe Of Readiness.
Does how we dress, sleep, and spend our time, have anything to do with our eternal destination? It’s all right here in my latest podcast.
Wardrobe Of Readiness.
What airplanes and automobiles mean in dreams. Dreams: Appointments, Flights, and Automobiles
What Dream Interpretation Looks Like.
Dreamer wrote: Tonight I dreamed that I was getting in a car with one of my elderly church minsters to catch a flight to Japan, the car was full after *Mrs.[Name means grace] got in so I went back inside the house to have someone drive me. Once back inside I had to keep climbing out of windows to get out. I was surrounded by my Pastor and church members encouraging me to go out the windows. There were several windows.
Once outside my sister and youngest daughter were getting ready to take me, we pass Mrs. —– [ name means grace ] car (same make as her car now but older) and my sister locks it, then she says she needs to get gas, the car we were getting into was at the gas pump. I say worriedly that I was going to miss my flight, I wake up as we were getting in the car. In both dreams my youngest daughter is with me.
Dear one, this is a dream coaching, and teaching segment. Airplanes and Automobiles
When we have a flight to catch we have an appointment to make that will move us forward in rapid succession once we get there. This type of progression requires connections, and are time sensitive. They also include a body of like travelers with the same destination. You have an appointment, a flight, a journey, and destination that includes, or will benefit you and your daughter. What does Japan mean to you? It is the land of the rising sun. In this dream none of the cars are in your control. Simply said, they are in the control of others. In fact, those who have control of these vehicles are not in tune to your sense of urgency. They can encourage you, they can point in the direction you need to go. But, all the vehicles involved are not dedicated to your destination. There are priorities that over ride yours, they have to do with the lives of others.
Cars are owned by individuals, and possessed by families. They are the instrument that moves us forward in our own lives.
Everyone should have their own. What is this, spiritually? It is a driving support that best fits your needs to get you to your appointments and destiny. As long as some one else other than Jesus, or you, is in the driver’s seat to where you are needing to go in life, then that destination that is uniquely yours, will not be the number one priority. Especially, if no one is sharing a common goal, or passion.
Your needs were not the priority, in the first car, the needs of the church mother and her destination was, this is a fellowship that may not be called to get you there. In fact those in the car made room for grace, but had no room for you. This vehicle is fine, grace is in it. But, this arrangement is causing delay for you. Are you being equipped for your destination in Christ?
If not this is no ones fault; but, is outlining the dynamics that are not in your favor for God’s destiny in your life, and it is your responsibility to begin seeking the Lord, on how to acquire the knowledge and wisdom you need in order to meet appointments and destinations, that God has lined up for you. This is personal responsibility that you will have to give account for. We can’t say to God, “Well, no one let me, no one gave me an opportunity, no one took up my cause.” With God all things are possible for us.
We ought to obey God rather than man, and we ought not to wait for others to embrace concern for our appointments and destinations. We have to give an account for what we do, or do not do, in this life time in obeying what the Father has called us to do. In this dream these vehicles are not working in your favor, because you are believing that your church and family are going to get you there; but, God himself through the power of the Holy Spirit is the only one who can.
Your church is teaching you how to move forward through the frame work of the prophetic, this is seeing what is next, (windows) and having revelation to move forward, which is great, still you get into your family member’s vehicle, her passion and course needs more fuel to get YOU where you need to go, but you are running out of time, and the other car you see that is now an older model, is not even an option. It is locked to you. Marking a passage of time and present relevance, where grace is no longer even in it. This may refer to something you tried before that you thought would get you where you needed to go, but it didn’t pan out. Now, it is not even close.
The dream is revealing that you have been a passenger waiting on others to help you make your flight. That you need a vehicle purposed for you, alone, to make your appointments.
You can engage a dream you don’t completely understand by using the dream language. You can begin to pray and ask the Lord to purpose operatives, on your behalf that will get you where you need to go right on time. Pray in your personal means of support to transport you into your destiny, in Christ. What you need to hear, what revelation you need to walk in, the grace that will carry YOU.
Your immediate connections are not getting you there; however, the Holy Spirit, will be our personal escort. This doesn’t mean your sister doesn’t have a part in it, but may need your prayers to get you there on time. In fact, it could mean that you need everyone involved to have revelation concerning you, so let the Lord minister the truth in this matter to you. Pushing and pulling people to see it our way is never the answer. God reveals and God conceals.
We love these people, but we must work out our own salvation, with fear and trembling. Prayer for all involved will ensure God’s will. -God bless Dee.
*Not always, but often, the etymology of a name is a key to a dream rather than the person themselves.
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An Epic view of the interceding Church launched out to the nations 5 years ago, and why this word is relevent now.
We walked into our prayer room at 5:55 pm 12/23/11 (eastern time usa.) After being called by the Holy Spirit to come away and pray. At some point in prayer, I saw this magnificent mountain in the click
Source: Prophecy for The Praying Church
Cashe of Prophetic of NWP November 2015- January 2016
A spy plane is confronted by Russia over the Black Sea, today in the news. Is there more concerning the Black Sea to come?
Today, while praying for America, for God’s people in this country (while repenting for our sins) I saw another great wave hitting the Eastern Seaboard. For I saw one do so in 2007, in a DREAM. This tsunami in 2007 was not a natural one it began as a tornado, that come out of the North Atlantic, it hit an office building North West Africa, engulfed it into flames, and then manifested as a tsunami that crashed into the Eastern Seaboard of the United States. Obviously this was not a natural storm. Sleepers were immediately over whelmed, but never awakened, those passively aware were swept off their feet, the deluge sunk them to their waist, those watching the thing from the time it came out of the north, warned as they ran to higher ground. While many have heard or seen in dreams, a tsunami hitting the shores of America, I am not completely sure that all of them speak of a natural wave, or tsunami; though I wouldn’t count that out.
The waves I saw were the economic crash of 2008. An economic tsunami.
The individuals I saw overcome to their waist in this dream lost half their savings. Later, we were moved to higher ground, not to get away from the Atlantic, but to be positioned strategically for a new phase of prayer and ministry. This was done after being released from our initial call to prayer while living on the Eastern Seaboard. I believe a deluge of seismic proportions is coming, is mounting up, as we speak …
The world’s intercessors, America’s intercessors, must pray for America in this season for the Spirit Of Elijah is here to turn the heart of the Fathers towards the Children, and the heart of the children towards their Fathers. TO TAKE UP THE VACUME OF THIS POWER WHEN THE Quaker Wave comes. If not then Malachi’s warning will come upon the nation. America needs a Father, there is no father but God, the Spirit of Elijah who makes straight the paths of the Lord is calling them to take the helms of our nation. A Father builds a legacy for His Sons and Daughters to dwell in, that they might prosper generations after him.
The spirit of Elijah, the heart of the Father desires to fill the void of the sons of pride in the land, in a time unprecedented of all her times, America will be humbled, she will be humbled in an eye for an eye kind of justice that will begin to divide, deeper, the land. However, they that trust in their God, who have been watching and warning, theirs shall be the eye of the storm, and the calm that will counteract insanity. A voice of Holy Reasoning will truly be heard in the midst of chaos. I see this amazing whirlwind accomplishing a dual purpose, with G force winds, pulling in many to the calm of the eye of the storm while spitting out those that reek havoc in its path. For whosoever calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. “Arise and shine oh my people, my brilliant light shall rest upon you,” says God!
All though a fearful thing rises from the Black Sea to swallow you, and tower over my elected ones, to make them seem so very very small, know that I am your strong tower and fortress, your high wall, He that trusts in me will not be made ashamed, I Am that I Am. I Am HE. All of those near and far who are mine, natural Israel, this is true for all of you. My light is come. Did I not say they will come and bow? They will come, they will be drawn by my light and glory, that rest upon the faithful, they will come to your arising. The will stand to greet you as one stands facing the morning sky in expectation of the sun rise. Those that sit in darkness will see a great light. Shall not those who look for me, be found of me? Shall they not be drawn of me as a lamp draws those that desire to see? This will be a beauty, and a joy for Her that eminates MY glory.
Kings will have a change of course, rulers will opt in, and then out again, for some will see what is at stake, they will peer into the abyss, and back up from the edge.
Now it is time for my people to know that their spiritual geography and advancement of my Kingdom is the cause of world systems writhing, and that I am in control. As I Am so are you in the earth, a great manifestation of my power is the cause of much tumult in demon possessed systems through out the earth, the sound of your voice as one shall cause a stampede of the unclean, and fearful workers of darkness, to throw themselves into the deep like the pigs of legion. Anything to get away from my voice, and my face, men will hide in the rocks at the end of this, you will see, crying depart, depart from us! No you not they knew you were coming? Know you not they saw this generation arriving upon the shores, of the age that is this day and hour? You must bind the spirit of suicide off the masses in these end times. It is you that will let what is letted. Perhaps they may spare themselves of Satan’s lies. Nevertheless, those systems will be eradicated of Satanic controls that bow to the brightness of your dawn. Your dawn emanates wisdom. The Lord Jesus the master key possessor would say to you, the key to understanding these systems, is to know they are covenants and agreements made of men.
Men have the gift of free will, many would choose life if they saw it burst upon them. Like the man who inflicted himself in the tombs.
These will go to their own, their kin, their likeness- of their vocation, and declare, “I Have seen a great light.” Should they not be filled full of my Spirit en mass after being delivered the same way? In this day it is by all means possible. The earth groans for the manifestation of the sons of God, and you MY FAITHFUL, will satisfy her travail. Let not the rising sea cause you to be fearful, nor the whirl wind make you afraid. You are the cause of these manifestations, my people full of my Spirit causing satanic systems to writhe. Don’t be ASTONISHED! You’re my people, my vessels, my Spirit Is in an occupancy where ever you stand amidst world systems. Rest assured I Am with you, to the end of the age. Be of good cheer. Remember, I was anointed with joy above my fellows, for I knew my Father was God, as I faced a dark night before securing for you your MORNING. Find your rest with me, and know your Father is God!
A Light House In The Foothills Of The Blue Ridge This is a Cashe of prophetic words and commentary to bring in some back ground and perspective, as I sort through THE LIGHT HOUSE vision, that conti…
Source: The Cashe /NWP Prophecies
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…
Source: The Church
For the prophetic dreamer.
Surely the Lord GOD does nothing unless he reveals His secret counsel
to His servants the prophets.
And I will give you the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, that you may know that I, the LORD, which call you by your name, am the God of Israel.
The prophetic symbolism of glass doors. What a glass door means in dreams. What sliding glass doors mean. What French doors, and windowed doors can mean in a dream. The following is that of a front door of the dreamer’s home.
As is mentioned on our site at NWP we share dreams submitted to us with our readers, while protecting the dreamer’s personal information, for teaching purposes. This response has been expanded as a teaching segment.
Dear ——–, this is a coaching segment on symbolism that is in your dream and not an official interpretation. That doesn’t mean what I have written here can’t be connected to your heart by the Holy Spirit while you read this. In fact, it usually works out that way.
(The dreamer is standing at their front door in their foyer. It is a windowed door, but the window portion of the door is blocked. Another entrance door is on the inner wall of the interior wall that doesn’t lead out doors. Its window is blocked as well.)
There are two reasons why you would be standing in the foyer of your home facing the front door in a dream. It has to do with getting ready. Getting ready for something yet to be revealed, someone you may be expecting, or somewhere you’re prepared to go. That opening scene stages your intent in the dream for what ever follows. An act of expectation and/or readiness, alertness, being alerted to … Doors often speak of opportunities or visits that bring change. So, in your place of preparation and readiness you, are either going out or responding to a knock on the door, this is where you are standing in the dream. How many of us have put our coats and hats on while standing in the foyer, facing the door? How many of us have quickly primped our hair, adjusted our collar, or dried our hands on the dish towel, before opening the door? This is readiness and preparation.
Of course if you are coming in with your back to the door you’ve just come from some where. This would symbolise a finished task, a time to relax, home life being attended to. Where the dream takes you from there speaks to that. In the dream this dreamer sent there is a capacity built in the door to reveal what is beyond it. A window. This is prophetic seeing. But, in the dreamer’s dream it’s blocked. Most doors don’t let us see what/ who is on the other side, until we open them.
This is a special door. It is a window door. To let light in, to see, to view through. The window, though cosmetically charming, serves for our safety, and for observation in order to KNOW. It is for discernment purposes. Your dream is revealing to you that there are revelatory giftings provided for you, to help you discern when to open doors and engage, and when not to. This enables you in your “place of readiness” to properly respond to who is at the door. It also helps you to properly prepare yourself for the weather that you’re about to walk into. The framework we have here of the “window door” reveals a higher anointing, and greater responsibility. Jesus has the keys and is the door. He comes in and goes out at will. The door He opens no one can shut.
The window door is not just seeing or viewing as one does through windows, but takes us into a greater realm of authority in Christ’s work where you are prophetically seeing, and then engaging with what you see. If you are reading this and have not Christ as your Lord, you must get on with making Him Lord of your life. He has a wonder filled calling that He is calling you with. He stands at the door and knocks.
In the Father, what we need in order to see, supernaturally, is found through the gifts of the Holy Spirit. These are revelatory spiritual enablements, clustered together that often provides the same natural service as WINDOWS do on a door. For the purpose of FORESEEING what is to come where we are going in our ministry. Windows provide LIGHT and WARMTH, this is the same as (revelation of the knowledge of HIS glory) through the frame work of heavenly viewing by gifts of the Spirit. Often staged in dreams and visions- windows and doors, are a common sight for the prophet/ seer anointing.
Through the windowed door you can see what good or bad weather systems you are going to be walking into. This is true regarding spiritual atmospheres, as well. If I had this dream I would immediately check my security systems in the natural (actual) house to make sure they were working properly, and be praying for spiritual discernment, being that your windows were blocked. Sometimes the natural and spiritual realm interweave. So, always consider natural and spiritual applications; they are not, necessarily, just one or the other in dreams, they could be both. For example a security camera lens could be blocked. Certainly, a blocked windowed door is a security issue in the spirit realm because the viewing capacity “to see” is blocked.
If the window plate is missing this is in reference to filters- which means wisdom, the purpose for the entire window enhanced door is undermined for lack of wisdom, that needs to be applied to the frame work of your prophetic interchanges and readiness. However, if the board is just blocking your view through the glass, while everything is in place- then, there are just some blockages in the way. Like you said, the temporary “needed peeled off”. I would incorporate that language in my prayer regarding the doors and blocked windows.
Boarded up windows involve intent, this seems to speak of an additional protectant undermining natural use and natural flow. From the inside it may be coming from you, from the outside, possibly, from a religious mindset coming from outside of your life. Where ever the “boarding up” comes from it is man made and man inspired. Jesus is the Prince of Peace and the Holy Spirit teaches us how to operate our giftings.
Prayer ministry and determination for you to have all God has for you, through HIS son, the Lord Jesus Christ, will address the issue that is blocking your vision in all of your going out, and your coming in. Even doors of passage with in your own home, when cleared, will assist you in family matters of discernment, and readiness for what God is doing in your own household. This is referring to the “inner door” or interior door, mentioned. If it is, also, located in the foyer this, again, speaks to readiness. Please confirm you have received our correspondence. If you have any questions fill free to contact us. – Dee
Rather than beginning with a fresh start we often pull out of past failures, by re-building over the rubble of broken dreams, and life altering disappointments. Attempting to re-purpose some of the same material that didn’t hold up in the first place. When our new life begins to settle, we find issues of the heart re-emerging from an unresolved past, that pulls us back into the same cycles we failed in before. The good news is IF WE surrender every splinter embedded in our flesh, and every exception we hold against God in our heart, the force and momentum of true restoration relocates us out of BROKEN TOWN, on to a new and better life, that is truly new and better. Allowing God to redefine our purpose, beyond what we can imagine for ourselves. This resurrects a determination to live on. It FEELS LIKE WE’VE LOST GROUND, LIKE WE’RE STARTING ALL OVER AGAIN, but we are actually overcoming stumbling blocks on the road towards the tangible destination of an overcomer. This is PROGRESS in its truest form. Jesus said: He that overcomes will I make a pillar in the temple of my God! Let’s set our ashes to the wind, replacing them with the beautiful countenance of those who ENTRUST their lives in God’s infallible care. How do we do that? It’s a simple heart felt prayer: Lord I release into your hands all of my yesterdays, the beautiful and the broken- and entrust to you all of my tomorrows, from white waters to still waters, I place my hope in you. Amen and Amen -deana
Evangelist David Wilkerson, who has now gone on to be with the Lord, wrote a book published in 1974, called The Vision. I remember reading it in 1984 and was astonished of the prophecies that had already come to pass since he had written the book. For many years after that it was virtually impossible to find a copy. Thanks to the Internet the copies of Wilkerson’s book began to resurface, becoming even more relevant than ever. In fact, I remember an earlier reading of it in the late 70’s where I had actually thought some of those things he wrote about could never happen. Surely, XXX rated movies could never be watched on TV in people’s homes.
The depravity of other things he described was unimaginable then, but is a reality now. Recently, Japan has suffered another devastating earthquake. He mentioned such an earthquake would happen just before AMERICA’s big one. Cautioning, that it may not be where everyone thinks, even though May 6, 2016 the head lines are warning us that THE BIG ONE IS EMINENT, that THE SAN ANDREA’S FAULT IS READY TO Go anytime. Wilkerson mentions an earthquake where none have been known to occur. After that 2 more will then be triggered, as is captured in an excerpt below.
A Call to Anguish (by David Wilkerson, 9/15/2002)
Would you open your Bibles to the first chapter of Nehemiah please? Please just leave that open on your lap. We’ll get to it in the course of my message.
I would have a hard time preaching this if I believe my own flesh telling me that I preached too much of a heavy message. There have been times I’ve been to the Lord and asked him can’t you give me a happy message? But I can’t. Now God may be speaking to me. This may not be for you. But it’s a call to anguish. Lord, if you don’t help me I can’t get through this. I can’t. Lord I’m too old for games. Foolishness. And I’m tired of rhetoric, meaningless rhetoric. It never changes things. Lord, just help me.
Folks, I’m tired of hearing about revival. I’m tired of hearing about awakenings, of Last Day f outpourings of the Holy Spirit. I’ve heard that rhetoric for 50 years. Just rhetoric. No meaning whatsoever. I’m tired of hearing about people in the church who say they want their unsaved loved ones saved. I’m tired of hearing people say I’m concerned about my troubled marriage, when it’s just talk, rhetoric. I don’t want to hear any more talk about how immoral America has become, how godless our society, how corrupt our business. I’m tired of hearing about Islam taking control and Christians losing power. And how dead the church has become, because that too is rhetoric, meaningless. Away with all of our how-to conferences because they accomplish nothing. How to cope, how to build a bigger church, how to reach the lost, how to improve your people skills, and how to impact the world in this computer time. I look at the whole religious scene today and all I see are the inventions of ministries of man and flesh. It’s mostly powerless. It has no impact on the world. And I see more of the world coming into the church and impacting the church rather than the church impacting the world. I see the music taking over the house of God. I see entertainment taking over the house of God … an obsession with entertainment in God’s house, a hatred of correction, and a hatred of reproof. Nobody wants to hear it anymore.
Tell me now how many churches have you visited recently when you walk in the Holy Ghost is so strong that every one of your sins are brought up before your face, and the loving grace of God. When was the last time you’ve been to a church where you’ve seen young people under such conviction because the people of God have been on their face? And there’s such a concern, and there’s such an agony, that young people are falling on their faces and calling on God because a spirit of conviction is called down from heaven upon them. How many churches have you been lately where you hear a word comes forth that’s so burns in your soul, you know it comes from heaven, you know it comes from the heart of God. I hope you hear it here. Whatever happened to anguish in the house of God? Whatever happened to anguish in the ministry? It’s a word you don’t hear in this pampered age. You don’t hear it. Anguish means extreme pain and distress. The emotions so stirred that it becomes painful, acute deeply felt inner pain, because of conditions about you, in you, or around you. Anguish, deep pain, deep sorrow, and agony of God’s heart. We’ve held on to our religious rhetoric, and our revival talk, but we’ve become so passive, our so-called awakenings are stirrings that last but a short time. And when the short-lived revivings and awakenings come from the hand of God, they are so short lived, and in those times we promise God we’ll never return to our passivity. But it’s not long, it’s just weeks or months and we’re back, and this time we slip further back into passivity than when we started. I speak from experience. And we say this time God you’ve touched me for life, I’ll never be the same. And it’s like fireworks, a loud bang and a lot of noise and then it dies.
All true passion is born out of anguish. All true passion for Christ comes out of a baptism of anguish. You search the scripture and you’ll find that when God determined to recover a ruined situation, he would seek out a praying man, and he’d take him down into the waters of anguish. He would share his own anguish for what God saw happening to his church and to his people, and he would find a praying man, and he would take that man and literally baptize him in anguish. You find it in the book of Nehemiah. Jerusalem is in ruins. This is the center of God’s interests on earth at the time, his holy city is wasted and it’s full of iniquity and mixed marriages with the heathen. They were enslaving their own people making slaves out of the poor. The house of God was polluted with filth. The high priest was in league with Tobiah, a heathen, reprobate. How is God going to deal with this? How is God going to restore the ruin? How does he do it? What does he do?
You see we face a similar situation except ours is many times worse. The time when men, according to the prophecy of Jesus wax worse and worse and that is happening. The church that’s defiled with pedophilia, child molestation, incest, adultery. A nation in a moral landslide that’s inundated with pornographic filth that the whole world blushes at. And now out of Con film festival according to the New York Times there’s a new movie about that hit the shores of the United States with 13 14 year old kids having unspeakable kinds of sex with adults. And they said at the Con film festival we’ve not only pushed the envelope, we’ve gone over the edge. And America is now ripe for it. The ruin and moral chaos is corrupting the house of God also. How else do you explain that multiplied numbers of Christians go home and watch HBO, a program I’ve never seen I don’t have television, but I read about it in the newspaper today in the New York Times called the Sopranos? This is a mafia bunch that kill and murder and maim, gratuitous sex, cheating, lying, mafia. And we have millions of Christians now in the United States getting together and talking about the next show and they’re addicted to it. Some of you hearing me now, that’s your favorite show. No laughing. This is life and death. Did you come here tonight, did you raise your hands and sing and shout and have a good time, and you know you’ve been watching this filth?
Now I believe in the love of God. I’ve preached mercy and grace and covenant love. And I believe in preaching the goodness and longsuffering of Christ. But multitudes today are being saturated with “you’re ok” messages. And we’ve got people now that are turning the grace of God into lasciviousness. We’ve become like the children of Israel who said the right words, but here’s what God said: I’ve heard the words of this people. They have well said all that they have spoken. Oh that there was such a heart in them that they would fear me and keep my commandments always that it might be well with them and with their children forever (Deu 5:29). You have the right words. You sing the right songs, but your heart is not right.
Nehemiah verses 1 through 3.
The words of Nehemiah the son of Hachaliah. And it came to pass in the month Chisleu, in the twentieth year, as I was in Shushan the palace, (Neh 1:1 KJV)
That Hanani, one of my brethren, came, he and certain men of Judah; and I asked them concerning the Jews that had escaped, which were left of the captivity, and concerning Jerusalem. (Neh 1:2 KJV)
And they said unto me, The remnant that are left of the captivity there in the province are in great affliction and reproach: the wall of Jerusalem also is broken down, and the gates thereof are burned with fire. (Neh 1:3 KJV)
And it came to pass, when I heard these words, that I sat down and wept, and mourned certain days, and fasted, and prayed before the God of heaven, (Neh 1:4 KJV)
Here was the word. Here was a delegation from the ruined city of Jerusalem coming to Nehemiah. It said Jerusalem is broken down, the walls are down. There’s nothing but ruin. Now these I’m sure were godly men. These were good men but they had no concept of how God was going to deal with the situation, how he was going to bring about a recovery. They had no concept of what God was going to do. All they could see was ruin and brokenness and despair, and hopelessness. Verse 4 when I heard the words I sat down and wept and mourned certain days and fasted and prayed before the God of heaven. You see God found a praying man and he takes him down in the waters of baptism of anguish. This man goes down into anguish.
And in verse 6, I pray before thee now, day and night, confessing the sins of the children of Israel, which we have sinned against thee, both I and my father have sinned. Nehemiah was not a preacher. He was a career man. He was the king’s cup bearer. He was in comfort. He was in royalty. He had it made, so to speak. But this was a praying man. And God found a man who would not just have a flash of emotion, not just some great sudden burst of concern and then let it die. He said no. I broke down and I wept and I mourned and I fasted, and then I began to pray night and day. When I heard I wept. Why didn’t his brother, Hanani, why didn’t these other men, who apparently were godly men because later Hanani was given the rule of the city (Neh 7:2). Why didn’t they have an answer. Why didn’t God use them in restoration? Why didn’t they have a word? Because there was no sign of anguish. No weeping, not a word of prayer. It’s all ruin. That’s all they could see.
Does it matter to you today that God’s spiritual Jerusalem, the church, is now married to the world? That there’s such a coldness sweeping the land, so many people I know that were my friends and I see them go one by one, husbands and wives into such passivity, going to churches where they can find smooth messages, no longer wanting to hear anything of wrath or of correction. Some of my closest friends, I see them falling by the wayside. Is it nothing to you? Closer than that, does it matter about the Jerusalem that’s in our own hearts? The sign of ruin that’s slowly draining spiritual power and passion, blind to lukewarmness. Blind to the mixture that’s creeping in. You see when spiritual blindness comes very few recognize it, it’s the last recognized thing that happens to a child of God. If I as a pastor knew you personally and I was watching your life, and as one of the pastors of this church I come to you and say I love you but I have to tell you the truth. You’re changing. You know what you were. Something of the world has gotten your heart. I don’t know if it’s television. I don’t know what it is that has your heart, but I see changes in you. I don’t see the brokenness. I don’t see the compassion you had once for your family. I don’t see concern for your unsaved loved ones. You’re changing, little by little something’s happening to you. Would it bring you to your knees? When the ruin that you are not even aware of is suddenly brought before your eyes? And to tell you the truth I thank God for the anointing and the singing tonight. I thank God for the praises that came from so many sanctified hearts living in covenant with the Lord. But the truth of the matter is. In all honesty, there are numbers among us are changing, and they don’t know it. You’ve lost your fight. When you read the book of Joshua it’s almost a book of failure because they lost their heart, they lost their fight. That’s all the devil wants to do is get the fight out of you, and kill it, so you won’t labor in prayer anymore. You won’t weep before God any more. You can sit and watch television and your family go to hell.
Let me ask you. Has what I just said convicted you at all? Did you just let that go in one ear and out the other? When a pastor tells you, you’re changing, little by little you’re losing the love of God. Little by little these things are making inroads. Folks why do you think your pastors cry out against television? Do you think we get any pleasure out of the flesh. There’s no pleasure in somebody coming and saying I’ve heard your message and I threw away my television. That doesn’t give me any pleasure. It doesn’t give any pastor pleasure. We have to give an account because we watch for your soul. These things I don’t know where it is on the job, these things that creep in, and suddenly this Jerusalem the walls go down, and ruin sets in. Does it really matter to you that your unsaved loved ones are dying and getting closer and closer to the end? Does it really concern you? They could die and go to hell, even though you’re a lover of Christ? Where’s the anguish? Where are the tears? Where’s the mourning? Where is the fasting? Now many of you fast, many of you pray, broken before the Lord. I’m talking about the body of Jesus Christ in general. Where’s the getting up in the middle of the night. You see he said night and day I began to pray. Where’s the confessing of your sins and of confessing your children’s sins before the Lord, or your mate’s sins before the God because this is exactly what Nehemiah does he confesses his sins and the sins of all the people. And then he says “we” have sinned. I have sinned. And then he said we have sinned. When Nehemiah heard of the ruin and destruction he never asked “why?” Why can a holy just God allow his city to go to ruin? Why were so many dispersed? Why were so many killed and murdered? He didn’t ask the question that we’re asking in America today, why did God allow the towers to fall and over 2000 people died in the crash. How could a loving God … folks I share with pastor Carter said today the holy anger that arises in my heart when I hear preachers on television or radio or hear that they’ve said on television “Oh God had nothing to do with it”. God had nothing to do with it? “Don’t put it on God”.
Why don’t you go to Daniel 9. And I want to once and for all tell you that this was God allowing America to be wakened. God didn’t do it. He didn’t stop the plans of the enemy because he had a greater purpose, because it was love for America that was about to slip into everlasting hell. I’m going to lower my voice so you won’t think I’m angry. From verse 5:
We have sinned, and have committed iniquity, and have done wickedly,
Can you say that about America?
and have rebelled, even by departing from thy precepts and from thy judgments: (Dan 9:5 KJV)
Neither have we hearkened unto thy servants the prophets, which spake in thy name to our kings, our princes, and our fathers, and to all the people of the land. (Dan 9:6 KJV)
In other words the government has been warned by righteous men.
O Lord, righteousness belongeth unto thee, but unto us confusion of faces, as at this day; to the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and unto all Israel, that are near, and that are far off, through all the countries whither thou hast driven them, because of their trespass that they have trespassed against thee. (Dan 9:7 KJV)
O Lord, to us belongeth confusion of face, to our kings, to our princes, and to our fathers, because we have sinned against thee. (Dan 9:8 KJV)
Why? because we have sinned against thee.
To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgivenesses, though we have rebelled against him; (Dan 9:9 KJV)
Neither have we obeyed the voice of the LORD our God, to walk in his laws, which he set before us by his servants the prophets. (Dan 9:10 KJV)
Yea, all Israel have transgressed thy law, even by departing, that they might not obey thy voice; therefore the curse is poured upon us, and the oath that is written in the Law of Moses the servant of God, because we have sinned against him. (Dan 9:11 KJV)
And he hath confirmed his words, which he spake against us, and against our judges that judged us, by bringing upon us a great evil: for under the whole heaven hath not been done as hath been done upon Jerusalem. (Dan 9:12 KJV)
Therefore hath the LORD watched upon the evil, and brought it upon us: for the LORD our God is righteous in all his works which he doeth: for we obeyed not his voice. (Dan 9:14 KJV)
Now let me get back to my message. There ‘s a great difference between anguish and concern. God’s been dealing with me about this. Concern is something that you take an interest in, a project, or a cause, or concern, or a need, something that gets ahold of your attention and usually it comes through some emotional stimulus. You can hear like what you heard last Sunday from South Africa and all of the hundreds of thousands dying with aids and you can hear what we heard from sister Hulda this afternoon of the thousands upon thousands of children dying in Calcutta, India, and get all stirred up about it. You can get emotional and you get very concerned. But folks there’s a difference between concern and anguish. Cause you see you can tie yourself to a cause, you can get excited about it, or some project you can talk it up. You’ll go public with it, you can advertise it, you can support it, organize it, put a lot of effort into it. Let me tell you something I’ve learned over all my years 50 years of preaching, if it is not born in anguish, if it has not been born by the Holy Spirit, where what you saw and heard of the ruin that drove you to your knees took you down into a baptism of anguish where you began to pray and seek God.
Folks this church was born in anguish, 6 months of anguish, tears. A little country town in PA where a pastor of a small church cried out “Oh God I’m dry and I’m empty and there’s more to it than this, and if this is all the Holy Ghost is I don’t want it”. It was such a desperation. Weeks and weeks of calling on the name of the Lord, confessing my own deadness and dryness. Then finally coming for street rallies here in the city and walking the streets and then wind up on 42nd street and see them selling a kind of heroin that would kill you saying “I’ve got the good stuff it’ll kill you”. And I remember breaking down and it didn’t matter the crowds going by I sat on a fire hydrant type … on the side of building and wept. And I was in anguish. I was in anguish 4 blocks from here on Broadway, weeping and crying and wailing. I wasn’t looking for a ministry. I wasn’t looking to build a church. I was feeling God’s pain for a lost city. The same agony I felt years before when he started Teen Challenge. And I’ve never had anything that’s been any worth to God in my 50 years that wasn’t born in agony. Never. Never. It’s all been flesh otherwise. And folks I’ve been around the world again and listened to the cry of pastors dead and empty, some treating their wives like animals. And here I haven’t prayed in months. I haven’t prayed in 6 months. And I know that sermons won’t do it. I know that a new revelation won’t do it, covenant won’t do it. I know now, oh my God do I know it. Until I’m in agony. Until I have been anguished over it, I’m preaching sermons. Then I said no it’s too late I don’t have that much time. And all our projects, all our ministries, everything we do. Where are the Sunday school teachers that weep over kids they know are not hearing and are going to hell. Everywhere I go somebody’s got a project, somebody’s got a plan or a dream. That’s all it is, just an idea. They didn’t come to me from a broken heart. They didn’t come to me after hours of fasting and praying and mourning, not a broken heart. It’s just an idea. I’m sick of it.
You see a true prayer life begins at the place of anguish, a place where lifetime decisions are made. If you set your heart to pray God is going to come and start sharing his heart with you. He’s going to open up his heart. And I’ll tell you there’s pain in his heart. What he sees … and so few to hear. He’s going to show you the condition of his church. He’s going to show you the condition of your own heart, and he‘s going to ask you a question, “What is it to you?” And that anguished servant has to make a decision. And everyone hearing me now you’re going to have to make this decision. I have to make it. You either get up from your anguished place, you walk out of the baptism rwaters of anguish, and you say I can’t handle this. I can barely make it as it is. I don’t want it. God I have enough. I just want to be an ordinary Christian and I don’t want to carry this kind of a burden. I don’t want to have to weep over my family anymore Lord, I want to just take it by faith. See you have to make a decision. He’s going to come and he’s going to say now if you’re going to bear my burden, if you’re going to be an instrument of restoration, if you are expecting somebody else to be an instrument to win your family, to do this work, you’re mistaken. I’ve burdened your heart. I’ve given you my heart and I’ve opened up my anguish to you and I’m letting you feel it and share it so that it will bring you to your knees because it is there that I’ll speak to you the word of direction and that’s what happened to Nehemiah. He came eventually out of the waters of anguish with a clear word nobody could reject. He brought the city and nation to its knees. You find that in Nehemiah chapter 8. You see you either walk away and go back to your passivity, you say I’m just going to be an ordinary Christian, and there’s no such thing.
Or your heart begins to cry out Oh God your name is being blasphemed. The Holy Spirit’s being mocked. The enemy is out trying to destroy the testimony of the Lord’s faithfulness and something has to be done. It can’t go unchallenged. Let’s go back to these words. When I heard that Jerusalem was broken down. You see if he believed this theory that the need represents the call, you know what he would have done? He would have said gentlemen if you’ll just wait I’ll pack my bags. Just give me a day or two. This is the kind of challenge that’s my meat. I love it. Let’s roll. Let’s do it. No anguish. No fasting. No prayer no brokenness. Let’s just do it. Nothing would have been done. The walls would have never been rebuilt. Anything you try to do without this baptism of anguish is going to falter and fall. It’s not going to work.
Here’s what a sister wrote to me this past week. She said Brother Dave I’m so hungry for the Lord. I’m so tired of how to meetings. It’s all spiritual fluff. I was told of a woman’s conference that was going to be a great spiritual experience so I went with a group of sisters, there were 15000 women. I was horrified the first night when they opened the conference with a comedy sketch. It went from bad to worse. We were hoodwinked by the leaders. There was not a single prayer, not one mention of prayer. It was a farce. And I’m as empty as I’ve ever been.
The prophet Amos cried out with such woe to them that are at ease in Zion eating, chanting their music, but they’re not grieved for the affliction of Joseph (Amo 6:6). And in the original Hebrew root word they are not agonizing in prayer over the ruins of joseph. They’re not agonizing. They’re not in anguish about the conditions. Comedy yes, happy singing yes, eating, fellowship, good time yes. Weeping anguish praying fasting, no, no no. They will not have it. Folks I’m going to tell you something. Out of this baptism of anguish comes a marvelous thing that happens to those willing to submit to it. It’s the instant prompt knowing of God’s voice. Instant. Now see if you don’t have a history of prayer, if you don’t have this willingness to share God’s heart. You get it by asking him for it. He said I’ll give. I’m more willing to give than you are to receive. This is something you ask oh God I want to step out now; I want to know your heart. And when you begin to seek his face, you allow him to melt and break you. You come into this communion with the Lord; out of that experience … you see God hasn’t called us to live in anguish. This is the womb of something God is stirring, God wanting to accomplish in bringing out of ruin restoration, in your family, whatever it may be. He brings you down into this baptism. Now just like the baptism of waters you come up, you come out, but you’ll come out with this instant knowing of God’s voice. Because you see Nehemiah, he’d been fasting, he’d been praying, he’d been mourning, it left a mark on his countenance, and the king noticed it. He was his cup bearer. And one day he brings the wine to the king and the king says, why are you so down, why your countenance? Nehemiah didn’t have time to go and muse in his heart to the Lord. He didn’t have time to say give me 3 days to fast and pray. No he had to have an instant word. Nehemiah said I was very sore afraid so I prayed to the God of heaven and I said to the king. In other words, instant prayer, instant direction. Knowing God’s voice. There are times you’re not going to know what to do. You have no time to run to the closet. You have to hear his voice, “This is the way, walk in it”. Instant. That is a glorious result of the baptism of anguish.
The servant who willingly takes on the mantle of God’s pain is the only servant who has the authority and the right to hold God to his covenant promises. We preach covenant here, but only those who’ve known his heart, and in those times have allowed God to bring healing, has allowed God to go down deep in the soul and say Oh God I can’t do this my own, but I’m not going to let my kids go to hell. I’m not going to let my husband, my wife, oh God I’m not going to live in this death, I’m not going to live in this lukewarmness and this coldness anymore. God, change me. And when you get desperate before God you’ve set your heart to seek him, then you can hold God to his covenant promises. Look at Nehemiah 1:8,9
Remember, I beseech thee, the word that thou commandedst thy servant Moses, saying, If ye transgress, I will scatter you abroad among the nations: (Neh 1:8 KJV)
Now he holds God to this covenant:
But if ye turn unto me, and keep my commandments, and do them; though there were of you cast out unto the uttermost part of the heaven, yet will I gather them from thence, and will bring them unto the place that I have chosen to set my name there. (Neh 1:9 KJV)
He calls on the covenant made to Moses. He says here’s what you promised God. And folks when you allow God to lead you into this place beyond concern, beyond just fleeting emotion. You say God I’m going to set my heart, then you have every right to hold God to every one of his covenant promises. You see, and I’m going to close in just a minute. We have a nation and churches today full of diagnostic experts. Just about anybody can tell you what’s wrong with the church. And now they’re coming out with statistics and polls. They can tell you how many heathen there are in China. They can give you polls and charts … but not the slightest idea. They have all these how to books. You won’t hear one word about anguish, tears, and brokenness.
In my closing thoughts I want to ask you why did Nehemiah of all God-fearing men that were left in Israel. Why did God share his anguished heart with Nehemiah? Because he was a man of prayer, he was already in prayer. Now I want to tell you something. I believe in destiny. I believe that God chooses men. But God can choose a man and he can abort it just like that. Nehemiah could have said, Look, I have more influence right here. I have the ear of the king. I need to stay right here. And God I’m sure has, I’ll agree with you that God will raise up somebody. No, he said, “Oh God, this is my burden, open your heart to me”. I know now, it’s going to take more than preaching, more than a new revelation. There’s going to be no renewal, no revival, no awakening, until we’re willing to let him once again break us. I don’t know why. I don’t know if it’s something that’s coming. The other pastors have shared with you what they feel about some very very troubling difficult times just ahead, and it comes not only from the pulpit, it comes from politicians, it comes from all over the world. But I have to tell you that God’s calling me personally to a baptism of anguish. I don’t know what it’s all about right now. But I told God, I will not … I’m supposed to go on pastor’s conferences in May in Scotland and wales and Ireland. Then to Minsk and all over the world. I’m only going out two or three times a year. I say God I’m not going any more. I won’t take another meeting until I know your anguish for pastors. I can’t go just because there’s a need. I can’t go just because I’m wanted and accepted.
When I preach sometimes like this everything gets so quiet and I get to feeling … Lord I want to make people happy. Folks it’s getting late, and it’s getting serious. Please don’t tell me you’re concerned. Don’t tell me that you want your unsaved loved ones saved when you’re spending hours in front of internet or television. Come on.
I don’t know how to end this. Lord help me. I have a sense that this may not be for the whole congregation, that he’s speaking to some very deeply. If he’s speaking to your heart like he’s speaking to mine. Maybe you don’t need prayer along this line but I beg you, I plead with you, I need prayer. Lord I just have to pray I don’t know what else to do. I just … I’ve preached what you’ve put on my heart, and I don’t know how to end it. You end it, you do what you want to do, Lord. You speak to us. Lord there’s some that need to get to this altar and confess “I am not what I was. I’m not where I’m supposed to be. God I don’t have your heart or your burden. I’ve been wanting it easy. I just want to be happy”. But Lord true joy comes out of anguish. That’s where the joy is when we see the results of our laying hold of your heart and then you give us direction and then we see the results that are lasting. We see a whole city come to repentance and then Nehemiah stands up and says now’s the time to rejoice, let the joy of the Lord be your strength. But that joy came out of seeing the victory that came out of the anguish. Oh God. I’m not chastising this church. I’m not trying to bring woe on anybody, but oh God, if you do it for anybody, do it for me. I want my heart broken again. Lord I want you to take me into your heart and I want to feel the hurts and the needs of this people too, so that when I stand in this pulpit I preach your mind and your heart.
Will you stand? Nehemiah the 8th chapter,
They read in the book of the law of God distinctly and gave the sense and caused them to understand the reading. And the people said, they all said amen and lifted up their hands they bowed their heads they worshipped the Lord with their faces to the ground. Now folks this is the result of this baptism of anguish. Now God’s dealing with all the families of Israel, he’s dealing with the princes the leaders. Ezra and Nehemiah have now gathered the people. Ezra opened the book in the sight of the people. When he opened it all the people stood up. They read the book of God distinctly gave the sense and caused them to understand the reading. And Nehemiah and Ezra the priest the scribe, and Levites that taught the people said unto all the people “This day is holy unto the Lord your God, mourn not, weep not, for all the people wept when they heard the words of the Lord. He said to them go your way eat the fat drink the sweet, send a portion, for this day is holy unto the Lord, neither be sorry for the joy of the Lord is your strength (Neh 8:10). That’s the result of taking on the heart of God. The ultimate joy of seeing God fulfill his word in his covenant promises in your life. There’s nothing of the flesh will give you joy. I don’t care how much money. I don’t care what kind of new house. There is absolutely nothing physical can give you joy. It’s only what is accomplished by the Holy Spirit when you obey him and take on his heart. He gives you the knowing of his voice, that instant knowledge. God saying, “This is the way walk in it” (Isa 30:21). And then the wonderful joy of seeing God answer your prayer, build the walls around your family, build the walls around your own heart, and make you strong and impregnable against the enemy. God that’s what we desire.
Would you lift your hands? Would you just tell him what’s in your heart right now? Right out loud. Just tell him what’s in your heart. Tell him, there’s a reason you came up here. Tell him why. Here’s why I’m here. Just speak it out. Tell him why you’re here. Tell him what you have to do. Lord forgive me.
Wherever you’re at all over this building, listen to me closely. All we can expect God to do is begin a work in you tonight, a very special work. When you go home tonight say Lord I’m not going to lay my head on this pillow .. Folks there’s a discipline to this. There’s a discipline. You have to will to do it. And when God sees you set your heart he’ll give you all the power and authority to follow through. But there has to be something in your heart right now. Say, God I’m going to give you no rest from now on until I see my family saved. I have to do that for my family. I’m praying this desperately. I want to tell you something. When a man comes up to me, as he did recently, and said I’m just bound by pornography. I said you had better baptize yourself in prayer. Immerse yourself in the word of God. And you better get deadly desperate before the Lord. And that’s what he wants from us. He wants that heart that’s set. If you do that he will give you … he will balance that with a peace and joy like you’ve never known before. And the joy that you have then will not dissipate when you get out. It will be an eternal joy, his peace. If he gives you his burden he’s going to give you his peace to accompany it. He’ll never let your heart be broken without all the oil you need for total healing. Never before in my lifetime have I want … to be broken before him. Because when I stand now before 4 and 5 thousand pastors at a time I know, oh do I ever know, and folks it’s the same thing you face when you go to a job tomorrow, and face all the powers of hell, you’ve got to know that you know that you know, you’ve got to have his voice. I can’t say anymore, I won’t preach another sermon. But I want us to sing that and I want you to just yield to the Holy Spirit, and I want you to set your mind. Now God tells you to get rid of your television set, do it quickly. Do it quickly. If the internet’s got you get rid of your computer. Do whatever God tells you. He’ll give you direction. Nobody’s going to have to tell you, it won’t be some legalistic thing that we establish for you to be something born in your heart out of God’s own desire for you. Would you just now set your heart and say Jesus I’m willing to follow you all the way. I want to know you and I want to know your heart. Come Holy Spirit. You do it Holy Spirit.
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.
No matter how much we prepare for it. No matter if it is expected or not, death will always feel unnatural, and will be a jolting reality to our hearts and minds. Life is not something that can be taken from another with out recompense. It doesn’t change on how society may esteem that life. It cannot be dealt with frivolously; thrown away, or wasted, with out an account given. Every birth and death is acknowledged in civil, and uncivilized, even broken, societies. Lives lived, are recorded in the annals of heaven. Whether you believe in a day of rendering or not, doesn’t cancel that appointment; any more, than humanity can cancel its appointment with finality.
But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name …
Pray much, give much, love more, dream big, live small.You were created with eternity in mind. JN 3:16
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Trust The Gift
I was working on a craft to give to my daughter for her new house, a few years ago. The artwork was pre-cut and I spent a significant amount of time putting it together. What was required to finish it was some free hand drawings right in the middle of the piece. I realized that there was no room for error, the hours I spent on this piece of art could be spoiled if I didn’t do it right the first time. Right away, I felt like my hand wasn’t as steady as it should be, so I took a break and came back, I studied upon it and thought there was no way that I was going to finish this project with a drawing in felt marker as I planned. It would have to be perfection at one strike of the pen, so to speak.
I looked at the piece on the craft table and began to wonder what I was thinking. That I could just waltz over there and free hand a drawing with no hesitation. Even though I inherited my mother’s ability to draw, having artistic talent of my own, this was a huge challenge. I remember staring at the work in front of me, and actually asking the Lord to help steady my hand, when I heard the Holy Spirit clearly speak three words to me. Trust The Gift.
It reminded me of what a gift truly is, something that did not originate from our own resources but was given to us so that we can accomplish something lovely and unusual. Not everyone has the same gift, and no gift is our own, they are released to us to give beyond ourselves, not just of ourselves. To steward a gift means to develop it in such away it will bring increase to the one who gave it. Even, the Father of Lights. To trust the gift is to not dependend on our own ability but knowing God has given us something beyond our own ability. The gift will rise up in its moment to perform, if we will set aside our fear of risk, and let it. After all, gifts are a piece of heaven. I believe they are spirit. Needless to say, I picked up the felt marker and finished the art work, everything turned out fine.
Proverbs 18:16 A man’s gift makes room for him and stands him before the great.
Responsibilities of The Gift
I carried this lesson over to another creative area in my life that I rarely have had time for until these last seven years. That would be writing. More accurately, this would be prophetic scribing which simply is an operative of the prophetic gift and seer anointing. Which means I write down what I see and hear the Spirit of the Lord telling me. What I hear HIM speaking and what I see HIM saying in visions and dreams. Most of what I publish of that is found on my website: NeWinePouring.com.
The art of scribing is learning the best way to convey what the Lord has shown you, or what you have heard him say. We can straight out document it, or we can submit it allegorically. When I’m writing I like to describe some of the visions and dreams as poetic as I can; as visual as they were when they came to me. Then I follow up with a direct prophetic word, drawn from the scene I was given. For the most part that has been how much of the work, published on the website, has been. Some of the articles were written over several months, as I sought meaning from the Lord, in some of the things I’ve seen. I worked so long on the article called JOURNEY, that by the time it was published much of what I saw in the vision was right on top of us, in world events.
This article is coming about because I know that as much as I have a responsibility to write down what I see and hear. I have a responsibility to teach what I know, and give what I have. My career in management taught me to replace myself, in order to move on to higher levels. Actually, that is a Kingdom principle. The world teaches us to hold everyone back and conceal what we know in order to maintain an upper hand. But, that is really called mediocre living. Kingdom life is the opposite of that, too many people fear being replaced, not understanding it is the circle of life in so many different ways. The circle of life God created, to go from glory to glory.
Trust The Gift Free Style
How I do what I do when I’m doing it? First of all, I don’t consider myself as a writer in the traditional sense. In fact, when I set up my face book page and marked the category the page would be under, I found it listed me as “a writer” to my surprise. I tried to fix it but to no avail, true I have a website and I write, apparently that qualifies me for the title, so according to facebook that makes me a writer. I am, more accurately, documenting for the prophetic gift, and seers anointing. The gift has to flow through my vessel, as visuals are captured on the screen of my mind, so I would more accurately describe myself as a reporter. Years ago when I had a prophetic news letter, the Lord provided for me a proof reader that had a bachelors degree in english. Now all I have is spell check, and the lenience given to one as a blogger. Still, being left to my own eye for grammatical accuracy, and puncutation, challenges my sense of pride. But, the Spirit compels me on.
“Lord, I feared you were a hard business man so I burried my talent …” Matt. 25. It is better to fear God and be a good steward of our gifts, than to fear man and bury them. Using them at every stage they evolve, while seeking counsel, guidence, and training in perfecting them.
In this article I want to talk about what writers call, writers block.
Even prophetic reporters or scribes can experience the same thing. It happens when inspiration, energy, and then interest on a project flattens. Sometimes for days, weeks, and months. In scribing it often has to do with how to convey what was heard by the Spirit or seen. When no idea comes, I wait. The following is how I process through such a thing. Letting go of the anxiety I some times feel when I’m stuck, and remind myself to trust the gift. With no pressure on myself I’ve learned to just “lay it down.” Then I turn to my journals (at leisure) and begin to read through unfinished projects until I come across paragraphs, chapters, or lines, that compel me to write. I work on that project until it is completed, or until there is no more that I can add. I do it even though it’s not the item I’m trying to finish at that time. Having unfinished work means the inspiration has run out, for the moment. It may not be the thing you’re struggling to finish, but in prophetic scribing, the detail you have found to pick up again, may be the line, paragraph, or work that is suppose to be finished at the moment.
We think that all we do must be in linear time; yet, the world and everything in it cycles. Creativity, and spiritual giftings, belong to the flow of the SPIRIT, in circuits and seasons. Like the wind, like the earth, like life. An example would be how we pick up last winter’s knitting on a cold morning, after summer’s break, not thinking we are responding to our patterns in their seasons. It just feels right to do that kind of thing at that time. In prophetic scribing there has been many times when the moment seemed to have come and gone for the word to be “in its season” it is expecially challenging when something happens in the world the work seemed to be fortelling about, before it was fininshed. I have thought during those times that I missed God in timing. But, found that the Lord used that incident embedded in my writings to confirm his word, as the bible says, ” I will confirm my word with signs and wonders following.” Also, words that come from the Spirit of God are timeless classics, whether they are literally in their time or allegorically speaking, in your times and seasons, His word is always relevant. Isaiah describes the cycling nature of HIS word that returns not void but works in cycles and seasons continously watering the earth that in turn provides the eater with bread. This is why the passages in the BIBLE have been relevent for thousands of years.
Isaiah 55:8-11 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD, or as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
Hebrew 2:4 And God confirmed the message by giving signs and wonders and various miracles and gifts of the Holy Spirit whenever he chose.
Demands and deadlines produce shallow offerings in prophetic scribing, and everything else for that matter. On the other hand, when God is in control we can begin a project while not understanding the impact it will have, say, a year from now when it gets completed right on time, to be a fresh word from the Lord though it was first written outside of its perceived relevancy. As for writing don’t get discouraged! As life unfolds the words will come, with greater perspectives. Sometimes growth and change is required to complete inspired works. If we could have a bird’s eye view of where we are sometimes, standing in this creative path, it would be something like the classic movie with Humphry Bogart and Kathrynn Hepburn bogged down in a shallow marsh, stuck in a boat called The African Queen; exhausted, just a few more yards away from the open sea, though it must have felt impossible to get out of, still, when the rains came they we’re freed up and launched out into open waters. Sometime, we just need to camp out until the inspired words come and we are launched back into the shipping lanes of creativity.
If we abandon the boat, or the fork in the road we will never know where it was suppose to take us, and our readers. If we wait on the Lord our road will rise up before us. They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings as eagles ...Isaiah 40:31 I have songs and poems that took years to finish. Others came to me in an hour. Or were given additional verses, later. I have prophetic words that have been completed for decades, that had relevancy through the years; but, only now, really fit the times. Trust the gift. Trust God, and trust your intuition.
Those that delight in the Lord’s instruction … Psalm 1:3
shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth fruit in their season; their leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever they do shall prosper.
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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?]