Mark 4:24 Says take heed to what you hear. Make an effort towards understanding. What effort we make to know and walk in the Word of God, what measures we take- the same will be rewarded back.
Words are seeds. Words have power. When we allow the WORD of LIFE to have a prominent place in our hearts then weed seeds, the enemies lies, have no room to grow.
We are a product of what we believe.
Faith comes not but by HEARING, and HEARING by the WORD of God. Romans 10:17.
What is planted in the soil of our hearts, and nurtured will come to fruition. It will come to its harvest! Life or death! What is sown in your heart? Faith? Doubt? Confusion? Who is your teacher? The Holy Spirit? Youtube? Conservative television? Liberal media? When the big lie comes it will gather its own. The decision for truth begins now! And starts by plunging into the pure unadulterated word of God.
What is in our heart will bear witness to its Father.
Jesus told the Pharisees that their Father was the Father of lies. His sheep know His voice, a stranger they will not follow. But if the voices of this world is all that one is listening to, then how can they know the Lord’s voice?
Movements have already mounted themselves up on the power of their delivery. Ready to spring into action on what is believed as right. Posed to act as soon as the signal is given. The heart is secretly conditioned to respond, when the liar beckons to that harvest pre-sown, and nurtured by the spirit of the power of the air. Light and darkness will continue contrasting itself into the divide prophesied by Isaiah saying: Arise and shine for the glory of the Lord is risen, the glory of the Lord shines upon you. Deep darkness covers the earth, and gross darkness the people, but my light will shine upon you ..
Even among the household of the saints, are some among them, that will charge into action on what they allowed to pre-condition them, for many years. Heaping to themselves teachers tickling their ears. Inundated with information in this Information Age. If seeking to know the WORD of God, is not our daily bread, we will have little power to resist a global movement that is contrary to the doctrine of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Mathew 10 will be fulfilled. Jesus said, “You think that I have come to bring peace, but I have come to bring a sword.” Households will be divided against themselves. Because the WORD is a sword, come to cut the flesh from spirit. God’s WORD has brought divisions since Emmanuel (God with us) has come. Not that Jesus sent the sword of His word to separate people from Him. But, so that works of the flesh will be separated from them, by the circumcision of the heart. Removing the flesh from the Spirit, for the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak. Consequently, those who resist Him, will allow the enemy’s lies to divide them from the household of God, splitting families. So what we have filled our hearts with in the hour we live in, will come to light. In this, what dominates the heart will be exposed. Inordinate passions are carrying many away.
The bible says people will believe they are working for God, persecuting His people. But they are fighting against the King of Glory. Christians (by title only) are fighting against Him right now.
In fact, the worst are still the religious leaders of our day. Making dependents rather than disciples. Raising weak congregations under the control and power of sorcery. They say, “What? I have no sorcerers in my flock! Ask your congregation how many are medicated? More importantly how many are on behavior stabilizing medications, because outrageous behavior is out of their control? How many addicted to pain killers? This is a scourge ravaging the homes and streets of America. An epidemic of seismic proportion. If we can’t claim our sanctuaries, how are we going to claim the world for Jesus?
How many are under the power of satanic control?
Horrified, pastors may want to try to change this condition over night. But it didn’t happen over night. The sorcery laden culture of this nation, in many places, has its own habitation nested among Christian assemblies. Under a jurisdiction of a powerless gospel, because God’s people did not obey the Lord’s requirement first, before they went to do the work of the ministry: He said, “Go and wait; until YOU are endued with power from on high!” After that they were to make disciples of all nations.” Which simply means to create followers that hold to the discipline of the doctrine of the Lord Jesus Christ. The good news! Good for setting people free of bondage! Leading them into the fullness of Christ, by casting out devils, speaking in unknown tongues, laying hands on the sick, and being immune to any deadly thing. Mark 16:15-17. Few reach fo that kind of power in their walk.
Where the Spirit of the Lord is there is liberty!
Colossians 2:6-15 As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving. Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.
For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:
In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ: Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead. And you, being dead in your sins and the un circumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses; Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross; And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.
Too often the wind and fire of the Spirit of renewal is quenched by those who resist the Holy Spirit, often because they mistakenly believe they are the head of the church assigned to control the saints of God, they will not yield to the Spirit working in other people’s lives. If a word, gift, directive, or movement of God, doesn’t originate from them, then in their mind, it is invalid. Rather than adjusting to the move of the Spirit and accommodating HIM, in how He wants to work, and whom He uses, these who regard none other than themselves (and their own ambitions) resist HIM!
Jesus is the brain.
The body, and that includes the presbytery, (elders) is run by the brain. They are subject not only to obey the head, but operate as a part of the body. Not the whole of it, but to honor the functionality of it, as God designed. As all parts working as one. Jesus is the fullness of the Godhead bodily, and the government- resting upon HIS shoulders (the woven bands of muscle ligament and bone) which is the *presbyters working together, lifting the burden of the Lord, bringing alignment to the head. By and through, the mind of Christ leading. Teaching, with the shepherding graces of God. ‘The Body of Christ’ is called that for a reason.
I once heard a pastor announce behind the pulpit that he was the head of the church, and that what he says goes! When a pastor, bishop or elder, declares himself as the head of the church and postures himself over the people as their head, than that is a clear indication that a man is head over that church! If no one sees the problem with that, then they are in error. The pastor and the people have made themself an idol, and they are dutifully following him. Ironically, the word pastor is more associated with the position of a deacon, then it is a Bishop. In the Strong’s Concordance the etymology for the word deacon mentions the word pastor as a description type to certain duties of deacons. While the word pastor, is only mentioned once, and refered to as “with uncertain origins.” So it is disastrous to the development of the Body of Christ, when the only authority given charge has no clear definition to his job description. A pastor by definition is not to be an overseer. An overseer is a bishop. Elders are encouraged to “shepherd the flock” as stated in 1 Peter, but deacons are there to serve, attend, and assist. So a Pastor is a servant, that attends and assists. But, He is not an overseer. Bishops are “lead elders” apt to teach, and are appointed by an Apostolic anointing. Deacons are chosen by the presbytery. In a congregation of believers there are Bishops, Elders, Deacons, disciples, and followers of Christ. This makes up the pasture of HIS flock. Bishops, Elders, and Deacons, assist in the shepherding of the flock. Overseeing, counseling, and attending their needs. But, sheep are sheep, they have among them ewes, ewes with lambs, and even rams. They themselves expand their flock, naturally. Do you see the picture? Many have been getting this wrong in the institutionalized church.
Jesus is jealous for His own! He has declared, “I am coming for what is mine!” The Lord Jesus Christ is not pleased that HIS name has been used to funnel in millions of dollars for the care of brick and mortar, left empty most the time, at the expense of hooves, fleece, and hides.
If any of HIS are there, God will deal with it. He will shake them up and out of that mess, and mercifully take what is His. For I assure you, the lamp stand in such a place will not abide. The Lord seeks and saves those who are lost, He will kick around the empty shells of form and formality, to find His living breathing ones, and pull them out. Still, the cry of the Spirit is COME! Come out from among her my people, lest you suffer in her punishments! Let us answer, by leaving Babylon. Let us answer by making Christ the HEAD of the Church! For years the Exodus has been blamed on the Exodees. A mote has been built around the infallibility of theses blind guides for they have shut out, chased off, and persecuted anointings rising up among them. Their congregation, consequently, has an effeminate nature; leading personalities have been weeded out! Disciples never really graduate, and the youth are the most active in the congregation because they are inexperienced, they are younger and pose no threat.
Jesus Is The Head of The Church!
Jesus does the thinking! The presence of the power of God flows through every part of the body at once systematically, as it does in the physical body, when the brain sends a signal to it. The shoulders bear up the core and aligns the body with the head and the whole person mobilizes at the brain’s commands! But guess what? This happens when the body sends up signals through the senses of what the body is in need of. Better than the analogy of the body is this- God knows what we have need of before we even ask!
Isaiah 9:6-7 to us a child is born, to us a son is given: and the government shall be on his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, on the throne of David, and on his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from now on even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this
How activated and knowledgable each part is of its own function, reflects how effective the word of God is being preached, in any given church. Another description of this is called equipping the saints for the work of the ministry. Study Ephesians the 4th chapter. If they can’t function as one in our meetings how are they going to function in any other work? If there be only one functioning part, the body is incapacitated. Even a football team knows how to act as one body. An NFL member knows his conduct and team spirit is important on and off the field. He knows his position like the back of his hand! His coach and team mates honor him as a part of the whole that does what he does. That includes making decisions when he has to adjust when things don’t always go as planned. The coach and team mates trust him as a trained team player, doing his part!
The natural world is smarter, in their natural wisdom, than many houses of God that dare to say they are the church.
Where is the power?
Very few preachers, themselves, can even rebuke a little cold virus. Let alone keep their flock growing in victorious living. Knowing who they are in Christ, and the authority they have! Not neglecting the great salvation Christ wrought for us at the cross. Many are still being taught basic fundamentals of Christianity, forever drinking milk. But never being taught how to go beyond the washing of the blood (that all must have), for the remission of sins, and into the meat of our destiny, beyond the laying on of hands and baptisms and into the power of the resurrection life. Churches shouldn’t be closing down because of the flu season. They should be chasing that devil out of town, and any other epidemic, pandemic, or stronghold seeking to take over. We are the the representation of Christ in the earth! The works he did we shall do also, and greater works shall we do, because Jesus has gone to the Father and He has sent His Holy Spirit! The word of God says to pray for the city that you live in that you may LIVE there in and PROSPER! Jeremiah 29:7 Timothy 2:1-2.
The Lord of Harvest will gather His own unto himself. Based on what is growing from the field of our hearts- the deceiver may have already passed by that field and have recruited many to his work. Because their source has never been the WORD. Even though they know the bible front to back. Even though they quote it, another has come in while they have slumbered, and have sown weed seeds. While Christians stumble around in their walk with God, in their refusal to stay in His Word, and obey it- weed seeds are rising, choking out the word, and more alarming- blinding them from what is right before their eyes. We have no idea when the day will come when many will find themselves not prepared. Not prepared to believe God for miraculous provision, direction, and divine intervention. Not prepared to test the spirits, to know whether they are from God, because of what lies they have nourished. As wisdom is known by her children, so the fool his folly.
We have those Christians that are strong, out spoken, loyal, patriots that are in the same condition. Seeding their hearts full of controversy, following after American idols, and icons, they say, “Hey I’m all about God and country.” But God is the red white and blue to them, their meetings are more about politics and conservative radio, and conspiracy theories; worshiping Jesus is forgotten.
The same goes for those on the opposite side that has made the government their God.
Who takes care of them right now? Is God their provider? When their country blesses them, they are blessed, justifies them then they are justified, when the government makes them strong they are strong. Jesus said I’m the ROCK in a weary land, I’m the ROCK that will make you stand! Trust not in the Chariots of Egypt!
Lord told me one time that He could do no great works in a place, because the folks were all on disability checks, and didn’t want to lose their disability. I asked the Lord why then do these people ask for prayer and come for meetings? He said it was just their form. There is a form of Godliness they are accustomed to, meeting requirements that they believe is an insurance policy for them, fire insurance. For some they are bound by their infirmity and it has become their god, their provision. Some are gluttons for attention, indulgent, they want an ear to listen to them, but they in turn won’t listen; so full of that spirit they are used by satan to tie folks up in conversations, pre-occupied with self.
Snaring gullible sheep, taken captive by those who refuse to be set free, and trust in God. We need to be stronger than that by not shrinking back! Let them know they can be loosed from their captivity every time they open their mouth to glorify it! Jesus gave his body to be beaten with many stripes, for by His stripes we were healed! Let us not serve death, but let us serve Him, the Living Word! It’s that simple. This is how bad this culture of dependence has become for all people who will not believe. The enemy uses those that have no intention to serve God, some call themselves Christians, to tie up workers of ministry, wasting precious time, life, and resources. Living out foolish living, talking about mindless, worthless things.
The fire of the power and presence of almighty God is able to burn out the brambles and weeds of this satanic nesting found in every church controlled of men and not God. If only pastors would take their hands off the controls and let God. He loves us so much that when HE is in charge HE disciplines with fiery love! It is the only thing that gets rid of the overgrowth and brambles we have neglected in our lives.
Decades of forestry management has proven one thing. Putting out natural fires only reserves the dead and the dry for an unmanagable inferno later on.
Let the weeds burn, and the brambles blaze, Jesus said, ” I come to bring a fire and would that it already be kindled!” Well it is kindled and always burning somewhere. We need the full Gospel, we need the fire. Rather, we’ve just had faux burnings. They put a banner on the building saying Revival Meetings Tonight! So we know there is going to be some loud preaching and prayer that night. It will be a controlled ignition of a controlled flame. It will burn from 7:00 to 8:45 pm. Miraculously it will have burned out just in time to get the kids home to bed on a school night.
Soon a fire of judgment will burn. If we don’t get our hands off it, and really let God! There are materials that won’t burn. The fire just passes through, but where there is neglect, where there is a pile of wood, hay, and stubble, it is going to get hot! That fire is going to linger. What should burn will, its dry, it has no life in it. Jesus said,
“If they do these things now when the tree is green, what will it be when the green tree becomes dry?”
All this ends with fire for all of us. Let us yield to the baptism of fire! For that fire refines!
The baptism of fire, is a cleansing agent to refine. When Jesus does what He said He was going to do, no saint should be surprised. These unscheduled burns, these heaven ignited fires, precision lightning strikes, are not going to be predictable. In the west we call them wild fires. They can burn so hot, they become tornadic, creating their own winds. Why? Years of mis-managed controlled burns. And the dousing out of wild ones.
God help us in America and especially the bible belt. While the West has burned natural, devastating fires, the bible belt will have its own burning. Generations of faux movements and scheduled revivals are going to have rude awakenings, if they do not wake up, and meet the Lord of glory on His terms. Secret sins among those living double lives, so entrenched in the community, that children, and even children’s children have gown up thinking nothing about fornication on Friday and Saturday night, and the Church worship team, on Sunday. But your sins will find you out, the bible says.
The point is there is power available to us to overcome. Through Jesus Christ, and no matter what our condition is we can have joy and victory no matter what challenges we have in life. Love does not let people believe their lies. All we can do is speak the truth in love and rebuke that spirit off them.
After a while that thing starts to thin out, when the authority and power to walk and stand in victory is taught. When the power of our words are taught. Those devils start lifting off, or the people possessed by them just leave because what is being preached messes up their doctrine of defeat. Or their love for a luke warm gospel. Eventually, a power packed congregation, or fellowship, emerges. A power packed meeting will have signs. The doctrine of the Lord Jesus Christ needs to make a come back! I remember, living among saints who would bombard heaven for all to be healed and delivered. Healings and deliverances happened in our meetings until there was hardly a thing to pray about. Bound up folks who couldn’t pray or worship God, were prayed through. We began to see many saved and come to the Lord.
The Sword of The Spirit, And Dividing Rod Of Separations.
For those seeking the Lord, there will be seasons of separations. The Lord, by His Spirit is working a work among His people and now is a time that these things shall move at a feverish speed. Time already feels like it is flying by. More and more “responses” to the word of God will seemingly upset the apple cart but just know the SWORD of the Spirit is working divine separations. Not necessarily for eternity but for promotion of growth and discipline. The Father desires all be saved. He can graft us back in, as easy as he can raise up stones in our place to become Abraham’s sons. But, we can’t play games any more, there will be consequences for the stubborn of heart. Woe to him who is often reproved, the bible says, he shall be suddenly cut off and that with out remedy!
Ya’ll think your all right but you are not.
People don’t understand how their countenance can betray the fact that an evil spirit has them in bondage. Perfectly, normal looking people, taking on catatonic facial expressions, while the power of God is moving through prayer ministry, or the word. I’ve seen female faces turn into male. I’ve seen facial twisting. and drooling, and not while in a deliverance session! That is from those just listening to the word. I’ve seen a 6′ 2″ tall sodomite bound by a spirit of witchcraft, controlling other inmates, beg prison guards to let him out of the chapel, because he couldn’t stand the power of God manifesting.
When we would do warfare against that spirit in the chapel, they would start lining up at the door. After the ones that wanted out left, the power of God would always fall, setting at liberty those controlled by them. Healings, salvations, deliverances. One time the Holy Spirit chased off half the members of a prison gang, starting trouble. The other half stayed and listened, two stepped up, and received Christ. Always take the full gospel into your meetings, let the body of Christ be the body. The head will always BE THERE! And where the Spirit of the Lord is there is liberty!
Many times people say they have their problems because God is teaching them something. The only answer to why one is sick, for example, in the bible, is for God to display His power to heal them. No other answer is given to that direct question. When people say it is because of sin, they need to remember that Jesus forgave sin, in order to display his power and “wills” to do both. Forgive and heal. Once healed though the Lord warns, “Go and sin no more, lest a worse thing come upon you!” The outcome was always healing. Except when doubt and unbelief prevailed in a city. They responded to what they were seeded with. Jesus could do no great works in some places because of their doubt and unbelief. Their teachers in the synagogue taught them, seeded their hearts with so much traditionalism it made the WORD of God, who came in the flesh and dwelt among them have no effect. When Jesus comes again will he find faith in the earth?
It is up to us to be caretakers of the garden of our hearts. A yearning for all God has for us is the motivator.
People believe that they will respond to the Lord of Glory, when He comes. They believe that they will gather with Jesus when He comes. When He came the first time a whole nation of people looking for their Messiah missed Him. Only a handful of saints compared to the world population even saw Him, come and go. What is seeded in our hearts, what we have been conditioned to believe, will either have us ready, or so weeded up in our hearts, and minds, it will all be over before we have time to scramble our lamps and oil together. Don’t think so?
Look at the parable of the ten virgins. Five foolish, and five wise. Five left in a panic, because they were not ready. Suddenly seeing what they lacked, but there was no time to do anything about it. They didn’t have enough to see themselves through the night. They knew enough though, that He came and went. Great regret will take hold of many who will lose what they could have had! For they were numbered with those of the wedding party. Pray that the weeds planted in your heart hidden and known will have an encounter with the fire of the Holy Spirit. Let it burn up every false and lying thing. You might lose a faux position in your faux little world, but what is ashes to the wind? Let God perfect you!
A few weeks ago the Lord showed me that ponies were meant to be horses. That they are a landrace. which is a species of a plant or animal altered from its original form as a product of their environment. God is pulling horses out of the ponies. They will be arrayed for battle. A pony can’t make the cut. They are for children and petting Zoos. Time is running out! Now is time to press in, for any day now a chain of circumstances can find us in the balance, found wanting!
... Of whom we have many things to say, and hard to be uttered, seeing you are dull of hearing. For when for the time you ought to be teachers, you have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat. For every one that uses milk is unskillful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe. But strong meat belongs to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.
There is this thing about prophetic scribing that is amazing to me, it has an element of timelessness. I was some where in my blog today. I don’t even know where. These two numbers came up and I thought of tomorrow’s date. Because it was. It was tomorrow’s date but of scripture. You’ll figure out the date I’m talking about in the text. But, I’m not wanting to date anything at the moment, because sometimes dating a scribal work can be distracting.
But any way, I read the two or three paragraphs and the Lord prompts me. He prompts me to repost it for today, tomorrow, and beyond for who ever needs it. It was a few paragraphs from an article that I landed on today doing some maintenance work on my website, and after the Lords urging, and the copy and paste, I lost it! But that’s fine I’m sure you or I can do some detective work and find it somewhere on the website. But, right now I’m wanting to release this word. Once again for another prophetic cycle- God is good. In Christ, and with love here we go!
But, many of my servants of late have said, “ Lord my budget is not being made!” If I am faithful and my servant falls short, time after time, than who is at fault? Will I not always provide for my own? If this is so than what endeavors have you taken on that I support not? If they are not supported, are they of mine, says the Lord? Has the world you are living in remained the same, that it is not due for adjustments? I have adjusted, I have led, I have appointed, says the Lord, have you followed?
Therefore, this is why many will only reflect upon my glory as a thing of the past, rather than a realty of the present. Where fanfare upon their arrival has been the order of the day, but the power will wane in time. Budget, conditions, and facility, has been the determiner of an acceptable path, rather than the perfect way.
For that way- I have not immediately disclosed the treasures of my kingdom found there, to glean from among you the glitter fly. For men and women are my treasures, and gold is still found in the mouth of the catch of the day, to pay your obligations. Be fishers of men, and I will show you the hidden pools. They are not found city to city, but from stream to stream, says the Lord.
I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another …
A time will come when those who walk after the Spirit, will find themselves fishing from the streams of the desert, where Jackals still roam, says the Lord, in the minds of those I’ve called them to. To set a captive free while yet in captivity. These open doors, and pathways, will be for the wise not fools. The hidden will be made known to their brethren, and they shall return with a countenance of joy and reflections of my glory upon them. Seek the Ancient Path.
Seek the ancient paths.
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.
A Podcast w/ Remnant Nation Radio. W/deanabarnes
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.
“The Lord is showing me an emblem of a church denomination and I see a full house, a congregation, with tongues of fire upon their heads! The minister is wearing a robe. This is a denomination, a branch, a people that is getting lit on fire by the Holy Ghost! Lord, where are they? I want to go there- [… waiting] He’s showing me people of the Cross and Flame, I know who they are, I know the cross and flame is Methodist.”
deana barnes April 1, 2016
The Lord showed me a people who are a congregation with in the walls of a house, whose emblem is the Cross and Flame. – April 1, 2016.
I saw them standing in a meeting with in their walls. I heard the Lord say that He has raised up one of their own, a servant from the midst of this people. He is a man who has sought to know the Lord beyond the wisdom and traditions of men. I see this man’s study in the Spirit extended just beyond the foyer, outside the entrance of this place of meeting, literally outside. He has sought the Lord beyond all that he has known. His sleeves are rolled up and he is sitting forward at his desk, the emblem is taking up the entire page of his stationary, and he is looking at it with great intensity! It seems he is in fervent prayer and seeking. His OFFICE has become aglow, and filling with the glory. In the next scene I now see the congregation of his denomination, with in the walls of the house, and they are standing. They are in great hope and expectation.
A Path Of Glory
A path of glory is tracing from this Apostolic OFFICE back into the midst of this congregation, and the glory of the Lord has set their heads completely a blaze, with tongues of fire engulfing those standing there, from head to shoulders! The house is aglow with the same glory I saw in the study, of that one fervently in prayer and seeking. This one doing this work has had no confining walls, yet has subjected himself to confinements with great love, and compassion, in order to reach in, and secure this people in a resurgence of their roots in holiness, in revival, and awakenings, even to their pentecostal roots. This people, of the Cross and Flame, are revisiting an ancient path.
“They will be my end time agents of fervent prayer and evangelism.”
“Because of hunger, because of a desire to know me better, because of relentless seeking, by this one who has loved you so much” says the Lord, “with a servant’s heart, who has labored in his desire that you will not grow cold toward me.”
“See where I’m about to take this people, of the Cross and Flame.” Says God, “They will be my end time agents of fervent prayer and evangelism.”
All those the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away.
And this is the will of him who sent me, that I shall lose none of all those he has given me, but raise them up at the last day.
Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me.
Deuteronomy 28: 45-48
The foreigners who live among you will get stronger and stronger, and you will get weaker and weaker. Foreigners will lend money to you, but you will not be able to lend to them. They will be like the head, and you will be like the tail … You had plenty of everything, but you did not serve the Lord your God with joy and a pure heart, so you will serve the enemies the Lord sends against you …
My husband left the house at 5:44 am February 8, 2016. I was in our upstairs bedroom working on my website. This was very unusual because normally I’m downstairs with him every morning at this time. He came up the stairs to say good bye before heading out the door on a trip he was taking. I heard the front door close in the living room behind him. The only light on in our room was from the iPad I was working on. I turned it off, and was surprised on how utterly dark it was on the entire second floor. I waited for my eyes to adjust, but it didn’t change the pitch blackness in the room. I couldn’t see my hand in front of my face! I thought this to be odd because we have several windows on that floor. I was so put off by how black it was in the room that I decided to go down stairs; though I wasn’t frightened by the darkness, It just seemed too dark and so I wondered if David had turned off every light in the house, including the porch light, and I wanted to make sure the porch light was on. I reached over to grab my phone, but as I did I heard a rustling down on the main floor, and then the distinct sound of footsteps carefully walking up the stairs. I thought it must have been David, but I knew he would have called up to me if he had forgotten something and returned home.
At this point I began to slip into a harrowing realization that a stranger was in my house, whom I suspected didn’t know I was there, and couldn’t see any better than I could.
I grabbed my phone and slipped onto the wood floor beside the bed, it was cold but at least I was hidden from the door, on the other side. The foot steps continued more and more confident, and then I could tell whoever it was- was standing at the top of the stairs, I could hear some one else was below him, as the perpetrator entered my room. Somehow, I knew they really thought the house was empty and didn’t expect me to be there. Still, I had no idea what they would do to me if I was discovered. I prayed my phone would not turn on, as it sometimes does randomly. The light would reveal my hiding place. I was now a victim of a home invasion; they have me, they have my life. But for God and his supernatural peace, I realized I was about to suffer one of the most horrifying crimes anyone could imagine. Once they are inside your home they have already robbed you of the only place in this world that is your peace and security. They could have you held hostage for days, and they can ensnare those who come looking for you. Strangers in the house is never okay, and it never will be, in any sense of the word.
While on the floor I calculated that they wouldn’t be able to find the light switch in the room, and would have to search for awhile if they had a notion to turn it on. This gave me a moment to think.
As the intruder shuffled around the top of the stairs the next thing I know, with out hesitation I blurted out the words PULL THE TRIGGER as loud as I could, as if I was speaking to someone else hiding in the darkness with me. I said it again PULL THE TRIGGER NOW! I could hear both of the intruders immediately begin to scramble down the stairs and out of the house. I heard them go out the back door and through the garage, with a realization then that our garage door must have been left open, and that was how they entered the house. They came through the widest entry way in the home. Now I knew why MY house, it was a crime of opportunity.
I crept down the stairs carefully looking to see if the house was clear, and then ran to the living room and looked out the window and watched a faded gold colored sedan speed out of our drive way.
That’s when I realized the lights were on in the house after all, and the outdoors hinted predawn light. But why was the upstairs masked in such darkness? I walked back to the bottom of the stairs and turned on the stair well lights, and that is when things became even more shocking. A child of about two and half years old was trying to walk down the steps. Dark hair, brown eyes, light brown skin. I realized then that the intruders had expected to use the house while thinking we were gone, and was going to provide an habitation for themselves, and the child for a few hours for food, and other domestic services the house would provide.
The little boy was abandoned and left behind in the confusion and terror of the surprised home invaders, who found that their invasion of private property was about to be responded to forcefully, so it seemed. They were given no warning, no time to think- the fatal consequences for a stranger to walk into someone’s home had them at every direction as far as they knew.
On a hunch I carefully opened the garage entry door, and sure enough the garage door had been left wide open. More heart stopping than all of that would have been (had I not been cloaked in peace) was the presence of a stranger, about the age of 55 years old, standing in the middle of the garage under great duress because he wouldn’t leave with out the child, and had been left behind by a car full of would be intruders. Whom upon their departure left with out hesitation, the old man and child, to save their own skin.
The older man standing in the garage began to weep and apologize and beg for the child.
He kept saying I need, I need … a man who looked like the child’s grandfather, with a well trimmed moustache. Not a transit type nor criminal looking you would imagine in a home invasion. Though he appeared to be Mexican, or South American- his attire, mannerism, and English, reflected some one acclimated to USA culture; however, again, as with the other KNOWINGS that I seemed to have in this ordeal, he was an illegal immigrant and the child was his grand child. I reached out and took his hand, realizing the danger had passed, to calm him down and then said, “What you need is Jesus”. I felt the warmth of his hand and the dust of sheet rock powder, that was on the floor of our recently sheet rocked garage, as I reunited him with the child; now standing at my side. At that moment, instantly, the scene abruptly changed and I was back upstairs, moving out of the stiffness of what I began to realize was a VISION INDUCED TRANCE, that fell on me moments after David left the house, that day.
Only twice in my life time before this, have I had such an incredibly profound occurrence of a fully interactive open eyed vision, that happened while I was awake; the difference with this one was that it was NOT preceded by a very heavy Holy Spirit induced sleepiness. It did NOT play out like a movie, but even now feels like a real life event had taken place.
This type involved all my senses, and included nothing that could tell me that I was NOT engaged in a IN REAL TIME event. I was seeing no angels, or demons, or out of place sequences, or objects, to suggest it was a spiritual encounter. However, I was feeling the presence of the Holy Spirit and receiving words of knowledge that gave me a narrative of what the home invader’s intent was through out the encounter. I have no reason not to believe this man and child do not exist on this earth, and that they were not in my house. It is biblical that living people can be encountered for the first time in a vision, it is also biblical that a future event or meeting can be supernaturally rehearsed be for it actually is realized. What I believe this encounter to be is a parable of the existing illegal alien issue in America, and what is RAMPING up concerning that issue. Will there be a self deportation movement of illegals in the land? Will it be in responce to a cry after midnight piercing the darkness of those who hide in its shadows?
A trance is described in the book of Acts 22:17 ” When I returned to Jerusalem and was praying at the temple, I fell into a trance.”
I understand why these encounters don’t happen very often; simply, the human mind would not be able to take it. Because no sleepiness or sleep was involved in the encounter- I could not, immediately, fathom what occurred did not occur. Thankfully, your activity and mobility is suspended, so you do not move about, when this kind of vision does occur, that engages all of your sensery perceptions. I’m as descriptive as I can be on these things because the Lord has told me to “teach as I go” these operatives of the supernatural God we serve, in Christ the Son.
Intrusions, Invasions, and Occupations.
Shortly, I began to understand this event was much like another I had 5 years ago. I saw South American children spilling into my lawn from the woods, behind our house. This was in the spring of 2011. In that vision (which occurred after I thought I had awakened from sleep) was an Afghanistanian man and women, both elderly, or so it seemed, sitting on my kitchen floor, eating our food; a young woman with a laptop who, clearly, had 3 children of different fathers, took up most of our living room. My husband turned to me in this sleeping vision and said, “I will never be able to give you what I wanted to give you in our retirement.” I understood that our country would be tax burdening the middle class (now known as the working poor) into impoverishment, as a welfare state for all of these. In a dream, a year before the 2011 dream, I looked over the gulf and saw a women in South America holding her children up to us.
She was demanding that we send money to her. At this time there was nothing new about illegal immigration, what was new was the broad and wide open door to come. Much like the open garage door in this last encounter.
These were all pre warnings as I believe this recent visitation is one also. There is anger in the land over these issues and I believe, among other things, the illegal immigration issue is about to blow up, beyond what could ever have been expected. It appears we are in a real life struggle between good and evil where ground is lost and gained. Rather than a fatalist view that no one can change the out come of these things happening in America. So we continue to pray for a reversal of what seems is the inevitable. Regardless, of what is inevitable- as gross darkness covers the earth and great darkness the people, God says-
“My light will shine upon you, to you will the Gentiles come, to you will kings bow in the brightness of your dawn.” Isaiah 60:1
What trigger will set off this chain reaction of events where in a moment of great darkness Americans are crying out for action as an act of self defence? What is being said, or what will be said, that is causing those who have poured into this country, illegally, to run back out of it? Even if they were ready for a fight they could not see who to engage and where that engagement would come from. In the vision I was given wisdom on what to do and say in an impossible set of circumstances. Is God able to cause such a thing to happen? To convince illegals that a mass exodus would be better for them? At the same time accomplishing an humanitarian act of reuniting thriving families that have acclimated to American life? Could it be that the BODY OF CHRIST’s voice is raising up a command in the land, and the call for an act of defence will be so shocking it will reverse this dangerous invasion put upon us, because God’s people have been in prayer? Those who would rather be caught at the border and left in a state of limbo and distress (because of family ties) or because of these children, are re-united. It seems they are given some kind of amnesty. It appears that the garage was like a self imposed detainment center. For those who couldn’t, wouldn’t, leave voluntarily.
After prayer and seeking the Lord this is what I was given to understand the vision, that was so extraordinary, that the grandfather part falls in the category, as I see it, of the Macedonia call, regarding a people in desperate need of God (to help them) As described in Acts. Now the following is what I’m getting out of this vision.
It is true that our home is our home, and regardless of whether or not we lock our doors, or close our gates, no one has the right to enter our homes or walk through our property with out being invited. This is called trespassing. The rule of law forbids it. We have laws that we don’t enforce. America has trespassing laws, as well as immigration laws. It is a sin to break the laws of the land, God does not honor sin. Many who come to this country, illegally, suffer the consequences of a trespasser, when those who have a right to do so enforce the law. They also suffer when their trespassing condition is held over them and they become enslaved to those who use it to manipulate their condition of guilt, much like how Satan enslaves us all under the puppet strings of sin. It is our fault we left our borders wide open. Still, illegal is illegal.
Christian America must repent for the exploitation of laborers, and sex trafficking that is connected to this, as well as various abuses of those whom have been blackmailed; who have complied to less desirable circumstances, or situations, or conditions, out of fear of being reported or deported. Repent. Loose the bonds of wickedness! Because this immigration thing is about to blow up. Many, I believe, have been in repentance and prayer. This election year, while man is doing his thing … God is doing a God thing in spite of men.
It is true that the intent of all these trespassers is to enter into the country and use the benefit of citizenship in every way they can for themselves. They feel they are entitled to live as their neighbors do, and desperate times call for desperate measures, as well. Per the vision, this is equivalent to breaking in to a house that some one else worked hard to buy, and use all that is in the house for their use. With out a vested interest in it. If they spill something on the floor and clean it up, do the dishes, or even replace the shampoo they used; still, they are trespassing and nothing they do changes that until they abide by the law.
They are trespassers who have been exploited by evil because of their trespasses, and shown mercy, grace, and kindness in spite of them.
As a spirit filled Christian in this dilemma, an unusual thing happened, my voice demanded an action to PULL THE TRIGGER! PULL IT NOW! Because a growing number of Americans do not know the intent, or motives, of those who do not belong in their home. It appears that God has gone up with a shout, his voice as the sound of a trumpet. Is God giving us this campaign season to promote a trembling spirit in the land that will drop the rod between sheep and goat intruders? Who would think such a thing to occur?
Isaiah 28:14 -7 Wherefore hear the word of the Lord, ye scornful men, that rule this people which is in Jerusalem … because you have said: when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves: Therefore thus saith the Lord God, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone _Judgment also will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet: and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the hiding place.
“I will do for you what I did in the mountain of Parazim perâtsı̂ym[ the MOUNTAIN OF =BREAKS, BREACHES, AND GAPS] –His work, a foreign work; bringing to pass an alien act.” Isaiah 28:21
Now therefore be ye not mockers, lest your bands be made strong: for I have heard from the Lord God of hosts a consumption, even determined upon the whole earth.
As Americans need to repent so do those who break the law to infiltrate her.
But greed and lawlessness has no excuse on either side of the coin. On both sides of these offences the offending parties have been negatively impacted. What ever is behind the human carnage in all of this will have its day in God’s court. Trespassing is a misdemeanor, treason is a high crime. The powers that be -have not protected America, but for purposes of economy, personal gain, votes, enabling a very dangerous invasion across our borders. The suffering will have to be accounted for, this is exploitation. But all cannot be just forgiven, we don’t know who has flooded across our borders. We can ask God to give us a spirit of wisdom, in this derelict breach of security, to accomplish the impossible.
It may be that God shall spare with a Solomon’s wisdom the children up to their grandparents who cannot abandon their families. Who in this present environment is facing escalating opposition, and an unknown penalty behind the cry to PULL THE TRIGGER. Like the grandfather standing in my garage.
How did we get to this point in America?
A spirit of madness and confusion overtakes a land that gives free reign to homosexuality. In a dream prior to Obama’s inauguration in 2009 not only did the Lord reveal to me the prominence the Clinton’s would have during Obama’s presidency, but that a juvenile spirit of perversity was transferred over from the Clinton administration to the Obama administration, that would, “COME OF AGE.” Under his watch. We are so intoxicated in this land with perversity we lie drunken.
With our walls down, our gates open, and our doors ajar. Desperation stand in the shadows, and murderers have entered there in. Similar to the home invaders in the dream, if their presence had not been exposed with such a violent prospect what would have become of me, in the hands of those willing to abandoned there own, to the threat of violence? Who stands in the shadows now? They are not our friendly green card holders of yesterday.
Crossing the border illegally, are many hardened by the ravages of a land mutilated by drug cartels, that have committed atrocities much like, and equal to ISIS. There is no question that terrorists are among them.
We have a fundamental responsibility to our borders that we have failed at. America has been safe to occupy illegally by trespassers of all kinds. The good the bad and the ugly. Her security lights have gone out. Her towers of strength have been reduced to rubble and she has no walls. From where will the watchman watch? From where will they stand? Our garage door was never really open. Nor were all the lights in the house really turned off. But, America’s greater door is wide open. And she is not burning the midnight oil of wisdom; however, it seems a cry has begun to be heard in the land, so unexpected, so earth shattering, that it is sending shock waves. The darkness cloaks everyone in the threat of the unknown. To what degree will this issue ramp up this nation? The rhetoric has become frightening.
Perhaps, an exodus that only the anchored-in will brave the gravity of the consequences. What can be shaken will be shaken.
THIS CRY TO PULL THE TRIGGER, PULL IT NOW! Was directed toward the perpetrators of A HOME INVASION, of whom the Christian owner DID NOT KNOW who they were at the moment, nor what their intent would be, at the moment. Perhaps a crises of the times will cause the borders to be closed, after a public out cry.
Christians in America should continue to voice against the trespasser’s invasion. For we do not know who they are. However, when the human side of it presents itself, there must be an expedient response to the petitioner, in order to reunite or preserve intact families.
The LORD watches over the foreigner and sustains the fatherless and the widow, but he frustrates the ways of the wicked.
A Light House In The Foothills Of The Bue Ridge Mountains
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.
Prayer Journal: Prophecy, Dreams, and Visions
The Fire Wall
Healing is The Children’s Bread
If you are one of the hundreds of thousands of Christians that walk in the revelation of divine healing, you know that you can stand against the onset of a cold or flu, in the name of Jesus, and not get it. In fact, for some, you have not been sick for years. You have been healed every time you stood on the Word of God. You believe that you are healed of all your diseases, as much as you believe all your sins are forgiven. Time after time, big or small, your healing has manifested itself for you and your family. In fact, you also know that how you pray for healing is a lot different then the way most churches pray, because, you have discovered your authority as a believer and you don’t ask God to heal anyone. You command sickness to go in the name of Jesus, because you believe upon the power of that name. You also know, that the driving out of unclean spirits is a big part in immediate manifestation of many healings, and that if you are diligent to pray (until you have a break through) that there will be more success than if you don’t. You also, walk in the revelation that healing is the Children’s Bread; and even the (so-called) undeserving who believe, receive their healing because they have no hang ups, or false teaching, to cheat them out of it.
Now, I am going to say some things straight up because the time is short and God’s people are going to need to know how to obtain His promises. In fact, if you have not been pursuing him and learning faith by now, things could get hard for you. We are not promised that our government will always be here to bail us out of trouble, or that hospitals will be able to take us in, or that health care will always be there for us, or that we will always be able to get our medication when we need it. The worst thing to have to deal with is fear when you are in a crisis. But if you have been leaning on God, in all things and in every way, a crisis is going to be nothing to you. We can just rest in the promise that God cares for us, and that he will care for us even if our father and mother forgets us. Or, the government lets us down. If your reliance is upon social welfare, or even the church feeding program, and not on God, misery will be your existence when the hour of trial comes. If you have not put your trust in the temporary strengths of this world, but in God, that hour will not shake you. For you know He will sustain you. God is our portion.
Isaiah 31:1-5 (New International Version)
Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help, who rely on horses, who trust in the multitude of their chariots and in the great strength of their horsemen, but do not look to the Holy One of Israel, or seek help from the LORD….but the Egyptians are men and not God; their horses are flesh and not spirit. When the LORD stretches out his hand, he who helps will stumble, he who is helped will fall; both will perish together.
( … He who puts his trust in an unfaithful friend is like one who leans upon a spear… If you have not been able to run with the footmen, how will you, then, run with the horsemen? )
We need to exercise our faith muscles, and build them up during the time when the cost of failure is not so high, and not wait until we are running for our lives, when the cost of failure is.
Now, back to those who walk in the supernatural provision of God. Hundreds of thousands of them all over the world that live in this truth. You know that religious people will listen to your testimony time and time again, and still, for some reason, choose to believe that what you have is not for them. Most people, who simply live in divine health, or have obtained much healing, or both- have found that sharing this witness of the faithfulness of God’s word, incites anger, and debate. Instead of heeding the witness, they get indignant and start doing most of the talking; instead of listening to a living testimony of a fellow Christ follower, they will start out with “Well, I believe …” and go on a myriad of reasons why they and their family should stay sick. Usually, because they come from a culture of faith that believes that God heals; but not all the time.
Healing is the Children’s bread.
Bread is a daily provision and a very simple food item.
Children love bread and biscuits. I use to call my children little biscuit eaters, they just loved bicuits more than anything set before them, at the ages of 2 and 3.
“Let the little children come to me.”
When nothing else is left, there is bread. It is made daily. No one but the devil takes bread from children. Those who deny bread for the hungry, forsake their own mercy. The woman from Canaan understood the mercy of God towards the undeserving; her faith was rewarded, as you will see in the following passage.
Matthew 15:22-29 (New King James Version)
2 Corinthians 10:5King James Version (KJV),
A woman of Canaan came from that region and cried out to Him (Jesus), saying, “Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David! My daughter is severely demon-possessed.”But He answered her not a word. And His disciples came and urged Him, saying, “Send her away, for she cries out after us.”But He answered and said, “I was not sent except to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.”Then she came and worshiped Him, saying, “Lord, help me!”But He answered and said, “It is not good to take the children’s bread and throw it to the little dogs.” And she said, “Yes, Lord, yet even the little dogs eat the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table.”Then Jesus answered and said to her, “O woman, great is your faith! Let it be to you as you desire.” And her daughter was healed from that very hour.
When you read many of the testimonies in the scripture on healing, you will notice that the recipient will often do something that displays extraordinary faith. This woman, who was not a Jew, cried out to Jesus, calling him the son of David. She called upon God having revelation of who He was! Seek and you will find! This was the first extraordinary display of faith from this woman. The second was her faith that God can be approached with a petition from one who is an outsider. She cried out and called upon His mercy; she engaged into a debate and stated her case as to why her daughter should be healed by Him. Knock, and the door shall be opened! He was “blessed” by her faith, and granted her request. It was not her need that moved Jesus to heal her; it was her faith. Ask and it shall be given to you!
One mistake that people make when seeking healing is believing that asking more than once is showing unbelief, but this is not true. In fact, it is the opposite. When my husband and I do not get deliverance from an infirmity, right a way, we continue to stand, and inquire of the Lord as to why the ailment is not leaving. He has always revealed to us what was going on with a delayed manifestation. The scripture tells us that some of these things come not out, but by fasting and prayer. If your’re convinced that it is God’s will to heal, you don’t throw up your hands and say, “Well, God is sovereign.” and walk away. Because, you know that He has limited His own Sovereignty to the parameters of His covenant; His Word. When God makes a promise, even though he could break it, even though He could just erase this whole thing and start all over ( because all rule and authority belong to him) He will not break His promises, because God is not a man who He should lie. When you have that settled in your heart then NO is not the answer to the promise of God. The promises of God are YES and AMEN, to those who are in Christ. If nothing else the Lord will answer you specifics in regard to the healing process. There is no reason why we can’t be in the know on what God is doing. Amos: “I do nothing with out first revealing it to my prophets …”
Luke 18:1-8 (Amplified Bible)
ALSO [Jesus] told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not to [a]turn coward (faint, lose heart, and give up).
He said, In a certain city there was a judge who neither reverenced and feared God nor respected or considered man. And there was a widow in that city who kept coming to him and saying, Protect and defend and give me justice against my adversary. And for a time he would not; but later he said to himself, Though I have neither reverence or fear for God nor respect or consideration for man, Yet because this widow continues to bother me, I will defend and protect and avenge her, lest she give me [b]intolerable annoyance and wear me out by her continual coming or [c]at the last she come and rail on me or [d]assault me. Then the Lord said, Listen to what the unjust judge says! And will not [our just] God defend and protect and avenge His elect (His chosen ones), who cry to Him day and night? Will He defer them and delay help on their behalf? I tell you, He will defend and protect and avenge them speedily. However, when the Son of Man comes, will He find persistence in faith on the earth?
As much as we need to settle the Healing question in our minds, we also need to settle the question as to where sickness comes from. We learned two early lessons that have brought healing in our family much quicker, and more frequent, after having the following experience.
Many years ago my husband and I were young parents of two small children at the time. Before our third child was born. I came down with the flu bug and had a terrible time at it. We had been praying for my healing, but to no avail. We were “asking God to heal me”. I went to lay down and after a few minutes, I fell into an uneasy sleep and saw an evil spirit sitting on my chest, he had what looked like a hook shaped claw stuck in my throat where I was feeling a lot of pain. I sat up, angry and appalled at what I saw on my chest, and began to command the evil spirit’s claw out of my throat, off my body, and out of the house. Immediately, the demon left and I was healed from that very moment. We never tolerated flu symptoms again, after seeing that; and after 30 years, I can say that I have not had the flu since. Infact, it was from this point on, that all viruses and infections began to be diretly addressed as unclean spirits. The way we began to look at illness changed. From that day forward, as a result, the manifestation of instant healing began to occur, more in our lives. We found a key, but there was still so much more to learn.
Using Jesus as our example, we began to look at prayer for the sick in a completely different way.
We realized that we were entering into the promised land of healing, and it was up to us to drive out the inhabitants of the land and seek God on how it should be done, how every “city” should be taken. There is no question that the land of promise is ours. The problem is driving out the squatters in that land that occupy it, and it is a matter of persistent faith. The Father wanted all of Israel to receive their inheritance. How much more for us who is under a better covenant?
This has been our journey for many years. We realized that oppositions in “our land” was best dealt with in its infancy. Don’t let these things get a foot hold, because foot holds become strong holds, and strong holds take armies to destroy. However, what is impossible with man is possible with God, and even big things are subject to the Word, and the power of prayer. Christ said,” I have given you power to tread upon scorpions and serpents and over all the power of the enemy, nothing by any means shall hurt you.”
Now if the healing question is not resolved in our own minds and if we are not sure God wants us to be healed, how then can we have faith? The thoughts of every lie, conceived by the devil, will parade through your mind every time you pray for healing, if you don’t have the healing question resolved. Satan has seeded the church with lies, down through the ages, the pure Word of the Covenant muddled, by the doctrines of men. Healing has become a hit and miss of sorts. For some, more of a miss than a hit. But the healing question is easy to answer. It is answered in the words of Christ himself, healing is the children’s bread. As much as the blood of Christ sealed the Covenant, and His own words declared it finished. So all that is in the Covenant. It is done. It is up to us to settle it in our hearts, and declare, “I am healed, sickness get off my body, your illegally occupying God’s property, I am the temple of the Holy Ghost!
My hope is that if you are “like believers” that this article will encourage you and reinforce what you already know. That is, that Jesus settled the healing question by the work of the cross. If you debate that truth, don’t bother with me. I’m ruined, you can’t help me. There is nothing you can say or do to change my mind. We’ve seen it, heard it, and have handled it with our own two hands, the Word of Life. We have set our stakes in the promise land of healing. We have had our Jericho and our AI’s we’ve learned our lessons of faith, endurance, and trust. Our mandate is go, drive out the inhabitants of the land, displace them, and take possession of that which belongs to us! We take Luke 10:19 literally, “I have given you authority to tread upon scorpions and serpents and over all the power of the enemy, nothing by any means shall harm you.” And the last part of that scripture, that says rejoice not that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice rather, that your names our written in the Lambs book of Life.
When there was an injury that my husband suffered at work, we went through the procedures and followed medical advise. He took tetanus shots, and antibiotics, and we believed God for complete healing and no lingering damage. This article, is not against the care of medical doctors, in fact, if I needed my body sewed back together, I would definitely want to go to one. Health care is an important decision to make in anyone’s life. We are talking about OUR bodies! Shouldn’t we seek God on who those people should be in our lives? Instead of just thumbing through the yellow pages? I loved our spirit filled dentist! He would work on our teeth and talk about the healing power of God! He also, examined dental miracles that was experienced in our home group. So he was an awsome brother, and dentist, with amazing testimonies!
In our home, the family enjoyed divine health because we opposed sickness in our family, we very rarely had to deal with it. In fact the kids never experienced what it was like to really get sick, until they left home and had to learn to stand in faith on their own.
We survived, the snow boarding, skateboarding, motorcycling, four wheeling, bridge repelling, era of teenager’s without a broken bone, thanks be to GOD! Scrapes, bruises, and stitches, well, that’s another story! Gravity is still gravity! Thank God for Angels!
We have witnessed many healings through the years in prayer meetings, bible studies, churches, and outreaches. Some of the following accured in my meetings. Many of these healings were not instant. Many of them were. Here is a list of just some healings and miracles we have seen over the years.
1. A lump that would not go away in a girls mouth. The lump stopped growing upon prayer, after days of persistent prayer, the lump began to shrink and in just a few days disappeared, never to return.
2. Severe panic attacks for about a year. That would occur at least once a day if not more. We began to pray commanding the spirit of fear to leave. It left after several hours in the morning. The Panic attacks never came back.
Who now days are willing to spend hours to do the work of deliverance in our churches today? Many people are bound with fear and need set free. Few will minister past normal church hours. Fewer will go to places beyond the church sanctuary to minister deliverance and healing.
3. Small child with a wart out break, the warts began to fall off. One came off immediately after prayer. The rest disappeared in a few days.
4. Grape fruit sized tumor was healed instantly, doctors confirmed that it was gone. The prayer and the laying on of hands took place in a grocery store parking lot!
5. Deep and debilitating leg pain; immediately healed, however, a symptom persisted for several days but after much prayer, revealed to be a lying spirit. The lying spirit was cast out, and total healing manifested. Never recurred.
6. Laryngitis instantly healed, when the singer walked up to the podium by faith to sing.
7. Young man with asthma all his life. Severe food allergies, instant healing. Immediately began to gain weight, and grow healthy hair. With in a year was one of the top competitors in sports at his highschool.
8. Our youngest son began to experience the symptoms of asthma, 3 days of standing ground in the face of a strong family history of asthma and allergies. Never occurred again.
9. Prisoner with advanced cancer, weakened and thin, believed God in chapel service and began to violently shake and fall to the ground. His cancer immediately went into total remission. 3 months later he looked like a brand new man.
10. Many back injuries healed. Instantly, or in a matter of days.
11. Dangerous case of hyperthyroidism in a pregnancy. Instant healing. Doctors were astounded.
12. Witnessed several teeth filled in a miracle service. Our pastor’s filling was in the shape of a cross!
13. A woman died in her motel room. The spirit of death was bound and life was called back in to her, as she was worked on. This continued after a volunteer quick response team arrived to help her. However, she was 186 miles from a critical care center, she was revived and life flighted out, but was said to not recover. She fully recovered in a few weeks and walked out of the hospital, her family attributed this miracle to God.
14. A bad case of acne, cleared up in a matter of days. Never returned.
15. Lung damage by a chemical, causing chronic respiratory problems. Healed instantly.
16. Skin cancer, healed.
John 14:11-14 (New King James Version)
“Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father. And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.
Mark 16:16-20 (New King James Version)
He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”
So then, after the Lord had spoken to them, He was received up into heaven, and sat down at the right hand of God. And they went out and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming the word through the accompanying signs. Amen.
People that believe in divine healing do these things …
1. They include healing and divine protection in their daily prayer.
2. Symptoms are not tolerated. They are Named and commanded to leave in Jesus name, until they go.
3. If symptoms persist, more prayer is requested and is continued with fasting and prayer, until they go.
4. They gather their healing scriptures and speak them over their lives, daily.
5. In an emergency appropriate action with prayers is taken until the emergency is stabilized. Prayer of faith continues until healing occurs. They surround their circumstances with faith, and put out unbelief. As Jesus (our example) also did.
6. Christians who walk in divine healing are careful who they share symptoms with. In fact, if you are not a believer, they will probably not tell you that they are sick, keeping it between them, healing believers, and their health care providers, who God can provide, as believers, as well.
7. You might hear them say funny things like, “I rebuke this cold in the name of Jesus.” or ” Thank you Lord, my immune system is functioning properly, and wars off all infections.” Or, “If I take up any deadly thing it shall not hurt me.” Or, blessed be the Lord who forgives me of all my sins, and heals me of all my diseases.” Or, “by His stripes I AM healed”. Or, He sent His WORD and healed me, and delivered me from destruction.
8, They know that growths, tumors, lumps and warts are for cursing. They point at those things and curse them because they are unprofitable plantings. They take up good ground in our bodies when benign, and seek to, posses and destroy when malignant.
9. Unclean spirits are cast out.
Matthew 21:20-25 (New King James Version)
The Lesson of the Withered Fig Tree
And when the disciples saw it, they marveled, saying, “How did the fig tree whither away so soon?”
So Jesus answered and said to them, “Assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what was done to the fig tree, but also if you say to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ it will be done. And whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.”
Fire Wall II
To Refuse the Truth of God’s Word is to Forsake Your Own Mercy.
In the last century there has been moves of God that have come and gone. From one generation to the next revelation knowledge carried over. What we know now, we sometimes take for granted that there were pioneers before us that spent much time in prayer, and seeking God for understanding,
There are many ways we can forsake our own mercy. Mistreating the poor is one of them. But also, the scripture that says, ” Touch not my anointed and do my prophets no harm.” In the circles of those who have preached and taught healing, in the last 75 years, there are those who have been deceivers, and those who have been true. It’s not hard to figure out who they may be. But I have heard many, carelessly slander many men and women of God over the years, who have been teachers and ministers of the Healing Movement. I want to encourage you to search the scriptures yourself and in your own mind resolve the healing question. In your quest you may find the names of people who so many love to slander these days. Don’t forsake your own mercy by listening to hateful comments, that may keep you from picking up a book, that just may shed light, in an area where you may not have seen it shed before.
I want to tell you, that we have listened to preachers across denominational lines preach God’s Word, and have enjoyed their revelation and have been blessed by them. At times, they may have seemed a little to stiff for us, or a little to charismatic, or harsh, or what ever, but every one of them had spiritual bread. When you are hungry you don’t care what store you get your groceries from, as long as they sell good food, it doesn’t matter. I won’t name them, but there are folks that we have listened to over the radio broadcasts that would call those in the prophetic movement devils. But I am not going to forsake my own mercy, by throwing out the baby with the bath water, by rejecting what they do preach as true. (Even though they may be doing that themselves.) As long as they touch not the oil and the wine! That is the shed blood of the anointed one, who is CHRIST Jesus. To many times we are our own problem. You see, we all see through a glass darkly, as the scripture says, but someday face to face we will know even as we are known …
I am saying all this to say, that there are good books, and good teaching, that have been thrown out because of misunderstandings, and other people’s slander, and they have forsaken their own mercy by not yielding to the revelation of the healing ministry, that God released to the Church, and refueled this last century. The body supplies the need to other parts. Some have a revelation, a word, a prophecy… You don’t have to become an “ite” of any one particular ministry. A follower of a man or woman, at all. Just go after the revealed word of God; maybe, stepping outside your camp and getting some fresh air might do a little good. If you know your bible, there is nothing to fear. You can be like the Bereans:
Acts 17:10-15 (New King James Version)
Then the brethren immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea. When they arrived, they went into the synagogue of the Jews. These were more fair-minded than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness, and searched the Scriptures daily to find out whether these things were so.
I’m hoping that people would take their understanding of healing a step further and begin to walk free of the ailments and infirmities that so many people are plagued with. Double that with a healthy lifestyle, with good nutrition and exercise, you will see a new dimension of living if you haven’t already. This is my eye witness account of the healing question. It is something that we have seen and heard, handled with our own hands, the Word of Life, truly He forgives us of ALL or sins, and heals us of ALL our diseases.
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
“In my House I am the head; a husband and a Father, I will watch over my word to perform it, though this generation of fathers have not turned to their sons and daughters, I will,” Says the Lord.
The Church is coming into her order, the Father’s house shall no longer look like the institutions of this world, but rather is parting from them. I kept running across the scripture that says, Many women will surround one man and beg for him to give her his name. And again, Many are the children of the destitute, and the widow. The Spirit of the Lord is saying to HIS people, “They will come to me to take my name.” I could hear the voice of the Father weeping over His SONS, WHO HAVE NO FATHER but GOD. Of course this means for HIS daughters, as well; but, again the Lord didn’t allow me to change the wording to a more inclusive language.
So, once again He is raising up His voice in the land, by the spirit of the prophet Elijah, where the hearts of the Father’s are being called to turn toward their children. The five fold ministry will be the instrument to voice this cry. This is the message promised by God to be prevalent in the end times, so it is only natural we are approaching another generation declaring an Elijah initiative, once again.
In this comes forth the anointing to gather sons and daughters to the Father’s House, doubled up in portion for these end times that many KINGDOM MEN, and WOMEN, who have never had children of their own, even those newly called, will minister under a FATHER’S HEART anointing. With this impartation will families be able to prevail against a spirit of division, and divorce, that plagues the Church and is a root of violence in the land. Every true and Godly man will find his greatest impact to the lost, among the fatherless.
“Upon this ROCK I will build my Church.” PETRA, loveth thou me? Feed my lambs.” – Jesus
The Body of Christ as a whole, come together, shall BE the Father’s House in the spirit of unity. From this is where the fatherless will be instructed by the anointing of God; nourished, fed, and made strong of spirit. This will LIFT AN ORPHAN MINDSET off of entire communities to the degree and measure of the influence of the saints with in that community, who are abiding in the Father’s love.
Men and women in ministry will be enabled to support, facilitate, instruct, and guide operatives, that will accomplish the Father’s Love in this Kingdom of God work. Kingdom brothers, will teach fatherless sons practical skills that will benefit their family, and keep them from the foster care of street savages. This kind of ministry will be an apprenticeship for manhood, it will reconstruct broken and abandoned homes, and will be from where the spirit of adoption will be heard crying out to their Abba Father, glorifying His name.
I And My Father Are One -Jesus
This kind of outreach will unveil the power of the prodigal coming home. the Body of Christ, (beginning in seed form) will bring forth that day (even through the darkest of nights) known as the RESTORATION of all things. ITS FRUIT will be seen flourishing in the days of our SHABBOT SHALOM. What ever venue it is in Christ, ministries will serve the Father’s Heart, there is no male or female, Greek or Jew, of them whom are in Christ, in this matter.
The mantel borne up on the men and women of God, who carry the Elijah anointing, will impart the message and mandate to the hearts of the fathers that will turn the most selfish of men towards their sons, and daughters. Remember, the anointing breaks the yoke. Men in the faith will begin to minister on an entirely new level of authority. Their anointing to lead, will be so undeniable at times, that they will find themselves easily bringing order into circumstances that were chronically in chaos, even in secular communities, impacting the nations where ever the Christian family resides.
The Proverbs 31 Church
The nature of the Lamb’s wife towards her husband, and her delegated authority in the earth (that religion cannot comprehend, yet, is clearly outlined in proverbs 31) will continue to progress as we, the body of CHRIST, grow up into our head. This role of the Church will take on greater dimension. Of course, religion oppresses the woman’s true role ordained by God because the one who hates the seed of the woman desires to diminish her authority in the earth, because her true position in the covenant of marriage, as an overseer of her household (with full authority to run it), represents the Church. To see the married wife as God designed displays the power of God resting upon CHRIST Church. Her virtue, wisdom, and kindness. Her authority over matters of the home front in Christ. Her benevolence to the orphan and widow.
The order of the Father’s house releases her into her proper place and value, displaying the Church as a covenant partner, and helpmate unto the SON. HER husband sits at the gate of the city, among the wise, to judge the matters of men. The proverbs 31 Church, has no lack because of her industry and due diligence as an overseer of the household that bears HER husband’s name. JESUS is the head of the CHURCH. And JESUS is the fullness of he GODHEAD bodily. With in that household is the womb and cradle of destiny.
Wisdom in Government will be the Church’s outreach solving complex problems for those that seek out Christ’s Church, and Why? Because this proverbs 31 Lady has a husband who was the given son:
For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; And the government will rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6
…These are the DAYS of ELIJAH. THEREFORE these are the days where Father’s are being called to turn their hearts toward their children. This will only be seen of those who are in the SON. If you have seen the SON, you have seen the FATHER, also. THOSE who reject this clarion call will be smitten with a curse, upon their land. According to Malachi 4:6.
The HOUSE is a HOME
In this increasing darkness the HEARTH fires of our HOME with the FATHER, will be the light and the glow emanating from the face and the eyes of the faithful. PIERCING through this present darkness of the end times. Revealing the son, unto HIS APPEARING. They will know HIM when they see HIM, because the PEOPLE of THE CROSS have been revealing JESUS all along, (the one whom they have pierced) through the Father’s heart. Evil in the earth will intensify but it will only magnify the glory of God, even greater. The spirit of Glory rests upon persecuted believers. 1Peter 4:14
In this season now, longstanding wounds will be mended between Fathers, and their sons, and daughters, who have entered in the New Birth, and walk in The Way. This is for those that yield to the Spirit Of Elijah resting upon the Church, corporately, as a message heard in the Land. ELIJAH MEANS JEHOVAH IS OUR GOD. I couldn’t help but wonder how all this could be, in a time when we were warned by Jesus that whole households would be divided over His name. Still, He reminded me where the Spirit of the Lord is there is liberty, no matter what HIS WORD is accomplishing among men, even dividing between them … the Spirit and the Word are LIBERATORS of oppression, therefore the Church is also! For HIs Spirit is in us, and Christ who was the WORD MADE FLESH, is the HEAD of the Church.
A heart that purposes his own ways to benefit the next generation, will not sell them to servitude. But, will pay the price, in their life time to make a better tomorrow. This is what TURNING the FATHER’S HEART toward their CHILDREN looks like. It will be the crowning nature of that which shall showcase the Kingdom of God, as the Lamb’s betrothed makes herself ready, and honors her head. By looking deep into the SON we will find the heart of the Father.
“Suffer the little children to come to me, and forbid them not, for of such is the KINGDOM of GOD.” -Jesus
I saw the Lord Jesus lying in HIS burial cloth.
The misery of HIS crucifixion stained him with blood from head to toe. When I have seen pictures or paintings of the representation of our Lord after HIS crucifixion, and before His burial, I looked upon these images as an artists interpretation of what our LORD went through. I have rarely thought upon these things, choosing to celebrate the risen Christ, and the power of HIS resurrection.
But, recently, these images came to my mind. One stood out to me resembling the 3D image of the Shroud of Turin that many scientist concur are of a crucified man in the aftermath of a Roman execution. I looked upon this image and before my eyes it took on another dimension. For the first time ever, I saw the CHRIST, our Lord JESUS, as if He were a Son. I was set back by this. I saw Him as a mother would see her own son, I squeezed my eyes closed to chase away the thought, but this realization of the crucified Jesus, being a Mother’s child as if He were mine, and a Fathers Son, as if He was my own son, was more than I could bear.
It impacted me greatly being the Mother of two sons, one at the age of CHRIST, when He was crucified. I looked upon the Lord, in my vision, in that place after His death, upon his tortured body, and it broke my heart. I felt a moment of what Mary must have felt. The FATHER THEN SPOKE to me and said, “Now you know, how much I love my sons and daughters, that I would give my only begotten son for them.
I’ve had this awareness before; but, nothing even close to what I experienced that day. I felt the Father’s Heart toward his sons, and his daughters, and began to understand a little more about the cost of redemption. I felt this in away that only a mother of adult sons endeavouring with all their heart to be descent men, could understand. Jesus gave His life, laid it down in being an obedient son. HE LOVED NOT HIS LIFE UNTO DEATH.
Mary endured the horror of what was happening to her child, rather than escaping it, for this one hope- that her absence would not add to His pain, and that her presence would some how ease it. This is where restoration begins. It must begin in the hearts of moms and dads broken and turned towards their children. All of sin, and its treachery was laid upon Mary’s good son.
This work of the KINGDOM OF GOD HAS BEEN initiated through “GOD’S HOUSE of PRAYER for all NATIONS.” Though many may not have understood the CRY of the SPIRIT that ushered in the ELIJAH ANOINTING, lo these many YEARS, for the preparation of these end times; but, now the CUP of many tears is approaching ITS BRIM of a fatherless generation. The green tree now dry, of all such times. And so in the cycle of that which was, is, and is to come, the Spirit of Elijah has come, and the Church who has ears to hear will be of those in this hour spoken of in Malachi:
The Great Day of the Lord
“Behold, I am going to send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and terrible day of the LORD. He will restore the hearts of the fathers to their children and the hearts of the children to their fathers, so that I will not come and smite the land with a curse.
This I hear the Father say, is the year where I Am Visiting the HEART of MEN, for the benefit of their sons. (And daughters.)
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?]
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Over a span of 33 years Deana has ministered in outreaches, prisons, jails, churches, and women’s meetings. After several years in property, business, and people management, the Lord called her aside into a life of prayer and writing in 2007. Her teaching articles and prophetic words have been viewed by individuals from 104 different countries, where recorded visitors are fast approaching 100,000. At the time she accepted Christ, in 1978, Deana received an open eye vision of the Lord handing her a blazing torch out of heaven that lit up the night sky; she was 17 years old. Later, she would understand that experience to signify a commission of God to an end-times prophetic ministry.