Originally posted under the title A City In Asia, then reposted under the 2018 title Living Abroad, A Prophetic Warning, was a dream I had five years ago, regarding a crises that would cause the streets in an Asian city to be empty of people, and food venders, where panic for need of food and water would cause mayhem. Today’s reference to all that would be riots we now see reported in the news, in cities in China, subject to harsh lock down policies over the recent variant of COVID 19. Read this prophetic warning and take the proverbial advice outlined in it to better prepare for a crises we may all face in tomorrow’s world. The State Department made an announcement this last week warning Americans not to travel to China.
Head Winds And Micro Bursts.
Let no one in any way deceive or entrap you, for that day will not come unless the apostasy comes first [that is, the great rebellion, the abandonment of the faith by professed Christians], and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction [the Antichrist, the one who is destined to be destroyed ..
2 Thessalonians 2:3 Amplified Bible.
Jesus said, “I am the way the truth and the Life and no mans comes to the Father except through me.” We’ve got to remain in Christ, in order not to lose our way. So that we will not become among those of the great falling away. Proceeded by a condition of the heart, where the love of many will grow cold, hearts hardened like candle wax, when the flame goes out, because of lawlessness in the earth, that creates offense.
The Church is moving into a new landscape that has no mile posts, trails, or roads. Seasons in this place will come and go, where our ability to hear God will be paramount. It will only be found in prayer, brokenness, humility, and a determination to keep ourselves from defilement of the heart.
In your patience possess ye your souls. Luke 21:19
Is it a great astonishment that we are being tested like we are in the times we are in now? God has been warning, and preparing his church to not get offended. Look at the divisions we are facing, look at relationships being challenged. Who hasn’t personally felt the reproach and push back on the values we hold sacred, as Christians in America? How many of us have already suffered the sting of separation and broken fellowship over the climate that now exists in America that has polarized so many? Jesus cautioned His followers that if the world hated him, they will be hated, also. The Roman soldiers beat him, and made sport of Jesus, humiliating, and mocking him; his face bloodied unrecognizable. Tearing at his beard and clothes. It’s unbelievable that scenes like that would take place in the 21st century, as business, and home owners, have had to fight back mobs from their own lively hood, and family dwellings. So we have not become more civilized since Christ’s time. These were regular people being persecuted for having shops and homes.
Do you think it will not be the same for you, when a sudden shift takes place and the mob begins a wave of violence against men and women of faith, and their houses of prayer? The rhetoric is out there to gas light much unrest, beyond what has been suffered. Do we think that the lists they’ve been compiling using social media, will not give them specific targets? Where those under the power and the spirit of this age goes in as a flash mob, to burn, beat, moleste, and pillage, before help can even come? This is an operating system that exists against Christians in other lands. We’ve got hundreds of thousands, of people flooding our borders from all over the world that don’t understand American values, and many who do not want to embrace them. Think not that only in other countries this would happen. We are at the threshold of it becoming prevalent in America. That spirit has already become unleashed in our city streets, and it will not go away lightly. We’ve already seen a male street preacher become surrounded and sexually molested by a mob of men with the same message and chant that terrorized families as they walked through neighborhoods and surrounded homes. What story does that remind you of in Genesis? These are just a few of many astounding acts of the spirit of the age we are living in right now. Jesus said it would come, He also said that in the same day Lot and his family was taken out of Sodom, fire came down from heaven.
Beyond that will they not lie, and misrepresent you, oh child of God? The God of this world who has blinded their eyes, knows his time is short. Who we really belong to, truly, will come to light in these trying times. This is why this past year on our conference calls, in teaching ministry, we’ve been going over the scriptures to learn how (in patience) we possess our souls. To stand for righteousness sake, in right standing. Not to act out of anger, bitterness, resentment, pride or fear. When we step back from yielding to the inner processes of the Holy Spirit, or abandon our post, because we hit a stumbling block on our way, we begin to do exactly what the enemy calculated we would do. We allow those strong negative emotions to begin to be a driving force in our lives. Rather, than love and forgiveness, that will keep us steady on the Kingdom Highway. To think many have already entered the corridors of apostasy by loving and believing a lie so early in the wake of these times, reveal the shallow roots of understanding, what being a Christian really is. It means to be as He is. To love not our lives even to death.
I promise you the road to Zion is never easy but the destination is worth it! Psalm 84:5-7 “Blessed is the man whose strength is in You, whose heart is set on pilgrimage. As they pass through the Valley of Baca [tears], they make it a spring; [their faith and endurance draws provision for those behind them] the rain also covers it with pools. They go from strength to strength; every one of them [in that pilgrimage of faith, they] appear before God in Zion.” Every quest begins with excitement and fanfare, but the journey isn’t with out its challenges.
We are moving towards the Church’s most glorious hour. We don’t want to be sidelined over well designed stumbling blocks in our life. Strong negative emotions are INDICATORS of an inward struggle that we need to bring to light before Christ.
Emotional indicators, recognized and addressed, are better than ignoring them and then eventually giving yourself over to them to the point our conscience becomes seared..
I was on a flight a few years ago, that seemed to be delayed in the take-off. Finally the captain got on the mic and said, “Ladies and Gentlemen we are waiting for a technician to come and check something out, it seems that an indicator is indicating an indication.” My strong feeling at that time was ‘I’m getting off this plane! But, this story is a great example as to why we need to check ourselves when an emotional INDICATOR springs up, that needs a technical examination. So our interactions and outlooks will not be marred by the flesh, because we’ve begun to operate in the soulish realm, based on feelings and offense. We do this by unpacking (before the Lord) anger, suspicion, jealousy, pride, or any other kind of thing that flares up, because letting these feelings go unchecked will begin to, ultimately, delay the take-offs and arrivals in Kingdom destinations. Nothing does that more quickly and more prominently than looking at others to fix what we need to fix ourselves. The spirit of the age will separate us from one another if we let it. CUTTING ourselves off from the Body He has placed us to be in (however that may look) is a major INDICATOR, that something is wrong! When we divorce ourselves from the body and abandon it, we separate ourselves from the head! We can’t help it when people cut themselves off and refuse to talk about what is troubling them. We cannot stop people from deciding to go to others, and everyone else, before they come to you over there offense. However, we can teach the Body of Christ the way it should be done.
The first line of defense in guarding our hearts is realizing that love is not easily offended but covers a multitude of sins. Pursue love, look past the short comings of others because we have them ourselves. Forgive easily. Nevertheless, where there is corruption, where there is sin that could potentially defile the body of Christ, and lead people astray or harm them, and bring shame to Christ, we need to address it. But it needs to be done right
Matthew 18:15-17 (ESV) “If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother. But if he does not listen, take one or two others along with you, that every charge may be established by the evidence of two or three witnesses. If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church. And if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector.
As a tax collector or gentile simply means, you don’t mingle with them, or let them in your inner circle, respectfully. They are as an outsider to you, because they refused to respond. There are other scriptures that tell us to mark those that bring division among us and how to treat an apostate or fornicator.
What can I do to examine my own motives and standing right now?
Look at your heart, think of people, think of politicians, think of all the people you feel very strong emotions over, in this season we are in right now. SEE if dislike, disdain, and most seriously, hatred for them, is finding a place to dwell in your heart. SEE if you are holding such anger against them YOU want to get justice and get even with them, and you want it now. To the point you have become a slanderer. Do you see that in there? Why do you have this uncontrollable anger, or feeling of helplessness, that has turned into depression robbing you of peace? We have all had measures of it, individually, that we’ve needed to resolve. Everyone of us. The reason we get stuck is because (deep down inside) we believe God isn’t really going to work it out for us. Is not really going to come through with righteousness, justice, and truth. There you have it, a spirit of doubt and unbelief ruling in our hearts! I’m talking to God’s people here, that are struggling with strong emotions in regard to what has happened during this pandemic and political season. When we know our God reigns we wait for Him, no matter how long it takes for Him to come. That is faith, that is the patience of the saints. Take note: how often do you think or say that you hate certain people every day? Even if it’s just a bad habit you have in regard to people you don’t like. Jesus said if you hate someone you have murder in you. Scripture says out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks! Did you know that you can be free from hating other human beings, even really bad ones? That the more evil they are the greater groan in your heart you could have for their souls? Rather than hate, these times can produce in you a greater passion for the lost. A burden for their eternal destination! It is possible not to come into an agreement with the spirit of this age, as brute beasts, and murderers. Hate kills.
That is what it feels like to have your heart of stone replaced by the living God who gives you one that feels again. Forgiveness, begins that process. We need to understand that hate has no place in a new creation’s heart. In Christ we should become a new man or woman, boy or girl. Confessing our hate, jealousy, and bitter rage, when it rises up, because it is the only way we can begin to eradicate the roots of it out of our lives. It may be just a twitch of a thought or feeling, but really you can follow that smoke down to the fire and quench out that inordinate affection, by just dealing with what kind of ugly surfaced in your mind, and measures you took because of a strong opinion you had that was not Christ centered. Confess it and let Jesus wash it away. Based on truth or lies the Holy Spirit, will do a work. The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; Who can know it? All of us will have to respond to un sanctified anger, in our hearts at some time or another. Keeping our selves in check always. Certainly, in the times we are living in now. Ask ourselves this question, did I break fellowship with brothers and sister in the Lord, my fellowship, that I was nurtured in until this politically charged season came along? If so we need to examine why we felt the need to leave. Is this a stand against false brethren? Wolves in sheep’s clothing? Did you overlook bad fruit? Or maybe, just maybe, an inordinate affection, strung you out, based on cultural or social allegiances, rather than the word of God.
Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
We need to recognize our inability and weakness to control everything around us, as well. Being honest with God. Working on being genuine with Him and others, everyday all day long if that is what takes, diligently seeking Him in the process. Because strong negative emotions are indicators we have a need to pray. There is a built in mechanism, designed by God, we often ignore called self control, that our will activates, so that we will not act on our anger or rage. That is one of the fruits of the spirit we must possess in order to have good fruit. By their fruits you will KNOW them. When we have violated that inner voice to stop, over and over again, we are eventually given over to another spirit, that will enter into an agreement with the prince and power of the air. In these end times even people that call themselves Christians will fall in line with another spirit, that they will not recognize they are acting in. They will move in and out of it in shades of light and lesser light. Until, they get acclimated back into the darkness they had once come out of. That’s right! That is how becoming a backslider begins to happen! So watch for that subtle reconditioning of the heart to persuade you back into what Christ has brought you out of. Anarchy of heart produces Anarchy of soul. Guess who the greatest ANARCHIST was that ever existed? That is right. The lawless one and he is still at it this very hour. His Children murder the innocent, because He was a murder and a liar from the very beginning. Killing comes in many forms, that includes the assassination of someone’s character, by talebearing, and stolen narratives. We know Satan and his army are on the move because a silent holocaust is leaving a trail of death in His wake, through out the earth. As lawlessness in the form of the murder of pre-born children. Think it not strange that for millions of young people, the gangster life and music is an idol, and has been glorified in movies and music now for close to four generations. This a celebration of violence and lawlessness, and Christians think it’s alright to hang on to that culture after being saved and my question is how? When Paul said, “Be not conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind!“
As there are those God has raised up for such a time as now, there are those preconditioned by the power of darkness to fall into a state of lawlessness, as well. The American music industry has been seeding the world with music and images of a lifestyle glorifying violence and anarchy for a long time. Do you not think there will be a harvest of kind? Even the church has been complicit. Jesus spoke to His disciples and said, “You know not what spirit You are of!” So we should not think we are above listening to the wrong voice. Showing grace towards those that sometimes do, we should (think not) that WE stand, lest we fall. We are all trying to work this thing out right now. A landscape untraveled, of seasons unknown. A climate of uncertainty. That’s why we should never glory in our own understanding but seek the mind of Christ, always. Adhere to the teaching of the Lord Jesus Christ who taught us how to live and walk in love. When the Church overcomes the spirit of self seeking, self pity, self promotion, self reliance, and self importance, in order to discover God’s will, God’s words, and His works. Than we can trust ourselves to deliver His mandates, unashamed, and with out apology. No matter how controversial they are. Keeping our hearts pure and our hands clean, so that we can go to battle with clarity, and fight the good fight of faith that lies before us, as warriors of Light.
1 Corinthians 4:6 For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made His light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
Acts 26:17 .. now I send you, to open their eyes, in order to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who are sanctified by FAITH in Me.’
A companion teaching to this article is on a podcast below, that takes us to the next level. How we will live and thrive through days of uncertainty. With Jesus!
“Where I Go, You Know.”
Often after years of conflict soldiers find it hard to live the mundane, in the day to day responsibilities of life; that is why you must look to me who is your source of joy, and I will train you to find fulfillment even in that which seems mundane, or even monotonous, says the Lord. Once you have found this place of rest off stage, from what has been unrelenting warfare, knowing how to rest in me is paramount in this next phase of your life, that I have planned for you and yours.
These are times where advancement in my kingdom is made. But, too many begin to drift, more so when the waters are still. Missing the purpose for what rest really means, a busy mind can race past moments that are meant to heal and restore you. A place to develop in other realms of accomplishment, that is unattainable in slavery, unfathomable in the wilderness, and elusive in wars. This kind off accomplishment that I want to lead you to, can only be realized with in the established borders
of your inheritance. Which is this great salvation obtained for you through my son! There is no other place, wild or free, that you will find rest for your souls.
Peace can only be found in my Kingdom. Yes you are in this world, yes there is chaos and confusion out there, but am I not a shelter in the time of storms? Did I not say to abide in me? Did I not say to dwell in the secret place of the most high? I am your wall. In all civilizations the state of peace is where the arts flourish, the natural world can testify, only a people at peace, and prospering, with in the walls of a city can pursue the more ornate accomplishments in life. In my name you shall … Silence the storms, the accusations, and mockery, of what should be for you peacefulness of mind, for it will be this place the enemy would seek to taunt you, and debate your good standing with me. My love for you is above all, and for every one of your concerns I have an answer, says the Lord.
It begins with the truth of my Word, authority in my name, and the power of my blood. These things that you have entered into, this supernatural settlement, where the borders are not only being expanded, but the foundation is run deep, yet here is not your destination, but a place that builds for you a stepping stone you need to erect a platform, to more of where I am taking you.
The oak grows slow, but it is a great tree, tall and strong, it reaches into heavenly realms farther than you could ever dream. There is more that I have for you, and your joy will be full in me, you will not be disappointed with what I have for you, let your heart rest in me for the desire of your heart is being fulfilled before your very eyes in an exceedingly natural way, in the middle of a radical age, spawning torrential storms; still, some processes are so natural that you’re having a hard time connecting the spiritual, and supernatural significance of it all, streamlining you into your destiny. It is not hindering you. Stay the course, my faithful warrior, and veteran of foreign and strange wars, that the mantle on your life has been the cause of. Above all else remember to live my Kingdom life, I desire to reveal to you, “on earth as it is in heaven” in a world postured against me. Does it not say a table would be set before you in the presence of your enemies? Continue to believe, continue to love, and do not fear. Though they walk you to a place you’re not wanting to go, I am with you. You are in me, I am in you. My Kingdom abides there still. I Am the Fourth man in your fire, I am the secret place of Psalm 91 consider verse 3. No plague … Did not the devout captives of Babylon prosper, even in their captivity? There is no other god before me, I am whom the world should fear, and to me only should any man bow. The fire your enemy sought to destroy you with shall destroy them. I will establish my faithful as Kings and Priests among nations.
… for they shall be called OAKS of RIGHTEOUSNESS the planting of The Lord.
Veteran of wars prophecy, revisited.
“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.
We were praying over a generation around the age of 30 and younger.
In a vision I began to see the frame of a vehicle resembling a Model T Ford. It was carefully stored away. Its frame was beautifully polished, it was the color of bronze and gold. Every detail of it was meticulously preserved. It felt as if the vehicle belonged to a Centenarian who was about to release it to the generation I was praying for. Skipping one or two generations between them. I then saw a navigational instrument lying on the passengers seat. It reminded me of a maritime instrument. As I documented this vision I was able to record the Word of The Lord, that went along with it. It is as follows.
In a vision the Lord showed me a vehicle carefully stowed away, what was being held up in storage for that generation about to take “hold of the wheel'” in our life time. I saw various treasures yet to be revealed, almost forgotten in the closets, in the barns, and attics, of a generation, held up for the benefit of those left behind, that admired their strength and stories of faith. Two generations reaching across a great divide of time, that will have much to appreciate of the other. The centenarian of this prophecy is the good man of proverbs (or woman) who leaves an inheritance for his children’s children.
That your fruit will remain.
“Set up road signs; put up guideposts. Take note of the highway, the road that you take. Return, Virgin Israel, return …”
Thus says the LORD, “Stand by the ways and see and ask for the ancient paths, Where the good way is, and walk in it; And you will find rest for your souls.
The Centenarian’s Impartation Prophecy
I see a vehicle prepared to be driven and it is a ministry that appears to be preserved, and appointed, for this up and coming generation, to have and to hold from the beginning of time. This vehicle’s make is being used symbolically meaning THE WAY or a (place of crossing over). The Model T is a symbol too. The way of the cross. It seems to be by-passing modern age technology we so rely upon, for something more simplistic, an extension of a generation, who weathered through the difficulty of the times, of whom possess keys to survival, in what they have seen and heard.
For the generation of blue carpet sanctuaries, and platforms, have not possessed the vehicle that delivered what occurred in the days of the sawdust trail; but, the last generation did carry and distributed its cargo, as a legacy. The centenarian’s posterity has returned to honor them, therefore an impartation is being released before they are entirely taken from the earth. The circle will remain unbroken, the youth who cared to peer into the centenarians store house has been bequeathed a vehicle and an instrument that will transport and navigate them through another era of new beginnings, awakenings, and renewals. Now, this instrument restored, has been moved from its keeping place, to meet the centenarians great children, as they go the way of all men.
A phenomenon will be seen in the land.
These well preserved antiques will find their way out of reserve. They will be seen in the land once again in type, as well. Indicating the value of the simple gospel. This is the Ford of crossing, walk ye in it, modelled after the cross. These centenarians, these saints, who possessed great wisdom from times when their lives depended solely upon my spirit; so then those who have honored them shall also posses an inheritance that is the fruit of that wisdom, where by they survived the tumult of tumults, that only shadow those things yet to come. The glory of this latter house will certainly be greater than the glory of this former house. Of whom their children you are. Of whom were your spiritual great, great, greats. This present ground breaking generation shall not be satisfied until this is accomplished in them. Where they feel the raw bewilderment of grass roots, and fresh bare ground, squeezing between their toes.
Old things are passed away all things become new. An organic visitation back to basic relational movements set ablaze by the fires of revival, stirred up, and spread out; by association, and impartation, through the laying on of hands.
See this, the spirit of the prophet Elijah as through the vehicle “John” made straight the paths of the Lord, he went before them and brought them to THE WAY. The Ford of crossing.
That vehicle will cross you over land and high waters, it will deposit you near the great sea.
Even those who want what is real and I am more real says the Lord than the Church could ever portray in all their mounted screens, and colored lights; yes, this sobriety, and sombre spirit, of true repentance shall be upon the generation of the whirlwind harvest, says the Lord. It has skipped a generation, or two, but this vehicle of ministry has been fire tested, forged and I see burnished bronze, copper, and the instrument of discernment … the same with a little more gold.
In that time you will step into full responsibility as the generation that is at the wheel of the times. The previous generation carried the blessing upon a silver platter, with a silver spoon in their mouths- those whom never walked in it, but has lived its wealth, and were executors of the keys, title, and even possessing deeds, coming from the travail of the Model T generation. Rise up to the challenge, in it is a level of maturity that you have yet graduated into, but lo it is near, your time is near, as their time is due already, and they fly away into Glory.
They shall launch out now, in great numbers. They shall cheer you on from the heights where my Eagles fly, from the shear face of the Majestic Rock Mountain.
As a natural vehicle could be driven foolishly, and dangerously, even recklessly, so this vehicle of ministry being handed down requires skill and competence. At the same time it literally runs with astounding simplicity. This work I have prepared for you the same. You will be ready when I say you are ready, and now I say the time is near. For a long time it has been so very near to you that it has weighed so much on your heart, while you have not understood it nor perceived it. Return, return ….
Often your youthful hands moved upon its preserved work, buffed with care, and polished with time. They have honored the generation beyond their own Fathers. For many, it was that generation that taught them, raised them, and gave them a home. Even has sheltered the foolish sons and daughters. I say, says the Lord, to the great sons and great daughters of the generation that is swiftly fading away-
… even of those whom I have sworn would not see again some of the things that they have seen,
are being gathered up to join that great cloud of witnesses. So then concentrate your focus and consecrate yourself for this work that I have prepared for you, for when you do you shall find that you shall ease into it and it shall be natural to you to take it into your possession, and begin to operate this vehicle of Holy Ghost ministry, with the wisdom that I have already imparted to you, and the skill that I have skilled you with to properly maintain, and operate its unique administration. Can you drive a stick shift?
Do you know when to double clutch? Automation bypasses manual shifting, I want my people engaged. To know when and how to shift with heaven’s transitions.
Now I see a navigational instrument, and it has been forged in the fire, even as the vessel itself was tempered, the instrument has been forged in a fire, and graces the passenger side. Testifying to, and confirming voice recognition. An installation of heavenly technology fitted into a classic drive.This is the Spirit that navigates in tune with the Father according to his voice, according to his ways, and you will use it as an instrument with the great map that measures out the way, as a navigator measures distance with this navigational instrument. Across land and now to the sea. From a classic (way of crossing unto the ancient paths …) to a wind generated vessel, whose sails respond to the winds of the Spirit. There appears a maritime navigational instrument, that the captain in his quarters uses, and he studies the map of that which shows the way, that is established already.
This instrument connects signs, and wonders, and visitations, the going out, and the coming in, with the fixed topography of the established Word of God, by whom all things that were made are made, and the Spirit of the Lord, said “I will confirm my WORD with Signs and Wonders following.”
The Holy Spirit instrument of the discernment of spirits will help navigate the Church through these times of lying signs and wonders, and confirm the signs executed by the finger of God.
As it is launched to the peoples of all the earth. These things shall be measured by this gift of discernment of spirits, and a greater measure of this supernatural ability to differentiate, between the true and the false. How much it shall be available in the midst of all those who love the truth, and follow not the lie. Whom are the posterity of those that I have said, to a thousand generations … TO A THOUSAND GENERATIONS, I will show mercy and kindness of those who put their trust in me. America has been a depository of seeds banked in that promise. Given thousands of generations gone by. To be delivered for such a time as now. The sons and daughters of the tired, the poor, and the humbled masses, that sought to be free to worship God, unmolested. Who left behind the bodies, buried in the ground, of their martyrd and persecuted loved ones, to serve God in the name of HIS Son, as their sanctified conscience dictated.
Two the thousandth generation I am remaining faithful to the covenant I have with them, and their children, who call upon me. So then, this is a promise that has no end.
The prodigal shall surely have his roll in the mud, en mass … It shall be a terrific exposure of all that is unholy. Only with your eyes shall you see the reward of the wicked; but, the prodigal he shall learn there is nothing like the provision found, even for the servants, in the Father’s house. America certainly will have its run in the pen of pigs, that they may know, for what, they tossed their crown. The great prodigal sons and daughters, will turn around and fall into line, upon the forgotten roads, and byways, carved out by their ancestors who travelled THE WAY, they shall stream across that great ford of crossing upon their way home again.
Even to release this vehicle into your life time; that many, in the previous generation were carried in, by their grandfathers, and great fathers (and mothers ) of the faith. For it was a grass roots movement, in simple obedience, using that which was available that produced all that you see today of my healing hands, and was birthed in the days of a spiritually draught stricken generation, that has kept it for you, for such a time as now, who have known the difficulty of the times, and they have possessed keys to your survival, in what they have taught you, to build upon in the days to come. Amen and Amen.
Malachi 4:5-6 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.”
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?]
Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.
Thank God for the spiritual giftings of the Holy Ghost, that enable us to recognize the diversity of operations among the callings of God in the ministry of intercession. In other words intercessory prayer ministry has as many facets to it, as there are anointings. A work championed in the unseen realm, needing discernment among the saints of God!
1 Corinthians 14:15
Well then, what shall I do? I will pray in the spirit, and I will also pray in words I understand. I will sing in the spirit, and I will also sing in words I understand.
… speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord,
Have you received the Holy Spirit since you believed? This question was asked by Paul when he encountered disciples of Christ on his journey as an Apostle. Why would Paul ask disciples of Christ if they had the Holy Spirit? Is that not an automatic for all those baptized in water? All those who believe in Christ? Not according to the scriptures. Tune in as Deana takes us on a short excursion through Acts revealing two separate baptisms. The baptism of water, and the baptism of the Holy Ghost, and fire.
An American Harbinger
Hear what the spirit says to those who call themselves The people of God in America. I have a people who call out to me day and night. They truly weep at my feet and are covered under my shadow at the alter, in the place of intercession, many of them have answered the call, have forsaken all, to follow my instruction in these the end-times. No election of candidates will change what America is facing in her tomorrows. Repentance, only, will extend the hand of the Father to pass mercy across this land, he is able to turn the face of kings, as well as harden the hearts of the Pharaohs. Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. What are the words spoken out of the mouth of the shepherds in the land? Will slander, mockery, and the blaming of others turn the tide?
The First Church Of The Free Born
But, yet there is an unrepentant, religious, and prideful people, who walks the broad path of what is called Christian America, today.
I saw the rubble of a building in the fore front, a city scape in the back drop, and between the two- a storm beaten Statue of Liberty. An arm from heaven reached down and took the hand of a little boy out of the rubble, and The Lord said, “See this thing that you have done? The thing that has been broken in America is not being understood by the natural eye, for though this people have greatly prospered, and have acquired much wealth and comfort, they are a broken and plundered people, their children, if they could see, stand a midst the rubble of broken lives, broken families, and broken homes. What has become of those I have appointed to be Fathers in the Land? Worse yet, what has befallen the Shepherds? The curse of dismemberment plagues the land, the children are increasingly covered with a spirit of violence, says The Lord, you have wanted everything, and have paid the price to obtain it! The price you have paid is your posterity.
If you could see what you have come to, where your children are standing alone, in the rubble of a nation, that has everything, but possesses nothing … Yet, as I have said, my arm is not shortened that it cannot save; nor, is my ear heavy that I cannot hear, for I am hearing the cry of the Fatherless in this nation, and with my own arm of strength I am reaching for them, says The Lord, for they are the generation that will know the cost for the selling of the souls of men. Yet, I have called them by the name that I have named them, and they will look up from where they sit, and they shall find me, my hand extended, in the day that I can be found. I will lead them as a father would lead them, they shall be my sons, and my daughters, and I shall be their father.
For I am a father to the fatherless, and a husband to the widow, says The Lord. You have created a nation of orphans, and a land full of widows of the living dead. You war against me still, and you say how have I warred against you, lord? I sent forth the spirit of Elijah into the land, to turn the fathers heart towards the children, that your children may learn the way of FATHER, but you have resisted me, says The Lord, who died that you might live, and whose WORD now lives, that you might not die. Rather, you sacrifice the future of your own in order to protect your comforts for the day. Why do you continuously ( without remorse) sacrifice your sons and your daughters to the god of temporary pleasures? Over, and over again, while being the most civilized, of the civilized, in your eyes?
You have spent your seed for sowing upon your own pleasures, what then shall come to you in the day of harvest? Have you not sowed to the wind? Shall you not reap the whirl wind? Is it not written a GOOD MAN leaves an inheritance to His children’s children? What then is the one called who sells the child of his child to servitude, some not yet born? Shall he escape this shame? Will not the lender stop his lending, and demand the borrower to pay? Shall they not liquidate the future, to satisfy the appetites of yesterday? Does not the house do as the hill, and the hill the same as the house? So you say it is those upon the hill that does these things, but are not those upon the hill the same who live in houses, did they not first come out of your neighbourhoods, and communities? They serve themselves first, as you in your homes the same, at the expense of their child’s future, for enough is never enough to satisfy, as fire is never satisfied, nor rage, nor lust.
Therefore, your elected ones reflect you. So then, shall this one who fattened himself upon his child’s tomorrow not Himself be in want? Shall he not regret the price he paid for those things that last not, the price of his own sons, and daughters? Have I not given you time to repent? Both small, and great, says the Lord, but you would not? You quoted all the right scriptures, wrote your books, held your meetings, financed your campaigns, to bring AMERICA BACK TO GOD, you tussled in your homes, at city hall, and in your town square pointed your finger and beat your chest, a patriot, of patriots you say, yet in all of this did you personally confess the error in your own heart? Did you humble yourself to seek it out, to find what you cannot see, unless you humbly enquire of me? Yet, touched by these things, rather, you rage. This one thing, you will lie down in regret. Repent, says The Lord, and I will give you your children to honour your memory. That they may see, in the end, you did all that you could do.
I will not have you deceived, repentance will not reinstate to you what you would esteem as your former glory; it will however, provide for you the reward that comes with the testing of your faith, more precious than gold. I can promise you the process of the baptism of fire. Turn to me now, see? See? Even the generation that watched out for you, built for you, shall you even tax for your salacious appetites, to keep your status quo? So you rob from the future, and drain the store, to have your fill for the day?
Repent and I will sustain you, for the benefit of your children’s children, a generation who will know my name, my arm of strength, and power, if you repent, this one thing you shall then have, the joy of your children with you, the sons and daughters, of your sons, and your daughters, who play upon the floor where you rest your feet, whom, themselves, shall pay regard to how you finished the end of your days. For in your best days a common thing shall be in the land, one house hold shall house three. Hear what the Spirit of The Lord says, that I may walk you out of your errors, this day, not that you become as you were. But, that you be counted as the wise who made a difference when your story is told, among those who will come after you. Whose HERITAGE will be of me, says The Lord.
A prayer to start with:
Father in Heaven, I come before you to acknowledge my sins that I have committed along with those that have trespassed against you in this great nation, that the people were given stewardship to manage, so many years ago. Father, somehow, we have lost our nation into the hands of another. Our elected ones that come from our neighbourhoods, our communities, and our cities, have turned our country the wrong way, time after time. I come before you and repent for all that I had part in, in America turning its back on you, and the Godly principles we were to uphold. Even in the sin of omission when I didn’t do those things that I could have done, to insure our good standing with you, as a people. I repent of all my ways that has acted in unison with all citizens of this country who have missed the mark, in securing your blessing upon our land. I ask that you show me what I can do as an act of true repentance, that I mean this prayer with all my heart. I pledge to continue to pray for all those in authority who are governing this great nation. I, also, pledge to NOT be one of those who stand as a mocker, slanderer, or a false witness; nor, a flatterer, or given over to the praise of men. But, will endeavour to speak the truth in love, at all times, and obey the Spirit to walk with Him, through all the days he has ordained for me, as a citizen of the Kingdom of God, on this soil. Amen
Hear my cry, O God; Attend to my prayer. From the end of the earth I will cry to You, When my heart is overwhelmed; Lead me to the rock that is higher than I. For You have been a shelter for me, A strong tower from the enemy. I will abide in Your tabernacle forever; I will trust in the shelter of Your wings.
I know this journey has become very difficult for you, but I want you to know that you have not failed me, but in truth it is a passage way, a deep and narrow step off the beaten path. Yet, it is the way. I am the way, remember that. You are in me, and I in you, WE are in the Father. My Spirit has compelled you to come hither, and you have answered that call, but it has brought you to this place, that feels like a hollowed canyon, where an endless stream has cut through a path for you, and still the waters flow … This the way of the deep, calling.
This road I’ve brought you on to travel has (increasingly) proven to be more narrow, and more difficult, as time moves on; still, I am with you. Did I not say, “Lo, I am with you always?” It should comfort you to know there is no other way for you to go, for you are walled in with me, so deep, so narrow, and so high there can be no wrong turn from here. For we have converged upon THE MOUNTAIN now, there is no where else for you to go, remember those days your heart would swell with joy when you stood from it so far? From a distance cool rains and sunsets washed a glory mist upon it, and you wept for the beauty of it? Knowing, someday, someday … Well beloved SOMEDAY has come, for my people are converging upon the mountain of The Lord, and it will test and try you but know this for certain, there was a time when you had many ways that you could choose to go, but you have chosen THE WAY, and have embarked upon HIS path, did I not say straight is the gate and narrow the path that leads to life and few their be who find it?
Now follow me, nothing that you have done wrong has put you here, but it is that ford, that bridge, that is taking you to the other-side, representing those crossings beyond your own ability, that takes you into mine. See my hand extended to comfort you? Though not far from you, have I not always reminded you I am near? Know that your cries are heard by me as much as your silence, you cannot be left alone- your walls are continually before me, as my walls surround you, I am the rock cut from the mountain of The Lord, fashioned without hands, you are anchored in the cornerstone of the promises of the Father, who is not a man that he should lie, or the son of man that he could be mistaken, your journey is one of purpose, at the crossing of man’s ability and into the endless possibilities that are mine. The mountain of The Lord increases, my Kingdom is come. We will make our début, as the church triumphant! They will know those whom overcome as the pillars of the temple, bearers of the weightiness of the glory of the Father, in the place His presence abides!
Isaiah 28:16 Therefore thus says the Lord GOD, “Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone, a tested stone, A costly cornerstone for the foundation, firmly placed. He who believes in it will not be disturbed. “I will make justice the measuring line And righteousness the level; Then hail will sweep away the refuge of lies And the waters will overflow the secret place.
Solomon’s Song 2:14
“O my dove, in the clefts of the rock, In the secret place of the steep pathway, Let me see your form, Let me hear your voice; For your voice is sweet, And your form is lovely…
Let Me Hear Your Voice
I saw my self walking a path at the bottom of what appeared to be an extremely high and narrow canyon, it narrowed as I progressed further down the path and began to feel like I was walking in a way that was cut in stone, in fact this path seemed to be cut through a mountain, and I was walking though what I began to understand was a passage way, proving to become more narrow, and more difficult in the passing of time. I knew I had to continue- I was compelled, convinced, and resolved to keep going, but the further in this trek I walked, the more fear would creep in and doubt would trouble my mind as the deepening canyon cast ever darker shadows. But, I would shake it off, and keep going, the path came to a passage, it was more narrow, the walls of it towered above me; yet, impossible as it seemed, I was able to keep going. It was at this point, in the mountain, where the walls were their highest, where the way extremely narrow, and the sense of isolation deepened. It all became to much for me, and I felt I was asked to accomplish an impossible feet.
I found myself in a battle of wits fending off fear’s taunt, as my mind succumbed to an icy notion that I was stuck, with no way out, and wouldn’t be able to move. That some how I believed a lie, I felt doubt tear through me like shards of ice, an accusatory voice taunting me, “You’re going the wrong way”, I thought I couldn’t breathe, and I wept for what seemed like hours lodged in the depths of this rock mountain. Now, I stood there convinced I had done something wrong for this to be happening to me, thinking this could not have been what God had planned for my life. I remembered Jonah’s lament and felt that I could understand a portion of his agony.
“I cried out to the Lord because of my affliction,
And He answered me.”
“Out of the belly of Sheol I cried,
And You heard my voice.
For You cast me into the deep,
Into the heart of the seas,
And the floods surrounded me;
All Your billows and Your waves passed over me.
Then I said, ‘I have been cast out of Your sight;
Yet I will look again toward Your holy temple.’
The waters surrounded me, even to my soul;
The deep closed around me;
Weeds were wrapped around my head.
I went down to the moorings of the mountains;
The earth with its bars closed behind me forever;
Yet You have brought up my life from the pit,
O Lord, my God.
“When my soul fainted within me,
I remembered the Lord;
And my prayer went up to You,
Into Your holy temple.
“Those who regard worthless idols
Forsake their own Mercy.
But I will sacrifice to You
With the voice of thanksgiving;
I will pay what I have vowed.
Salvation is of the Lord.”
At some point in this moment of despair I seemed to rise above my self and go outside from where I was, and I became the “her” the “she” whom I was now watching below. I could see “her”, seemingly, embedded in a deep cleft, in the narrow canyon of a rock mountain, passing through an etched path of what looked like luminous blue gray granite. The sky had an aurora effect that cast everything into a blue translucent light as if the stars and moon were reflecting the sun as fully as they could past the twilight hour. “She” was in the pathway cut through it, deep and narrow, as I watched her I listened. She softly wept between intervals of silence, she whispered, she recited verses, and in the late night screamed out banishments to fear. When her voice grew silent I could hear the rythematic breathing in her intervals of rest.
At times she conversed, she laughed, and worshipped the Father, it was in these times her journey seemingly progressed in a steady clip. She sang little songs, but when the shadows deepened and the wind shifted she wept, she sobbed, she grew silent, she slept, she awoke, she whispered, she recited, she rested, she wept, but somehow the tears would always give way to an assurance that would lift her up to go on, and every time she rose up she found the only thing that would lodge her stuck in the passage way was when her fears would get the best of her, and doubt would overwhelm her. From above I could see, In truth, “she” was not hungry, thirsty, or lost. (The she who was I) could breathe … I was never once stuck, cold, nor ever in danger. It puzzled me why moving forward through this passageway would at times cause so much brokenness in my life, every time it stemmed from the same disturbing thought, questioning not God, but my ability to hear God, doubting not the creator, but the creature’s fallibility. In that I was helplessly and hopelessly flawed, just one more dark thought away from disaster.
An Expected End
As I watched myself from above, I thought: I cannot help myself to see, that (The WAY) had an expected end, a sure finish, lined up with the rising of the dawn, and was just this one dark night away, in a place I was never alone. For not only had the Great Shepherd walked this same path, the Spirit of the Lord was my enduring guide. I prayed to the Lord to lift me up. It was then that I heard Him begin to speak to me in a loving tone, to keep my focus fixed upon him, through this transition, in this place so difficult, saying, “He whose mind is stayed upon me has perfect peace.” He exhorted me to meditate on His word, to pray unceasingly, to worship and praise, to sing to myself spiritual songs, and keep my focus upon Him, always. He brought me back to those instances when I lost my mental footing and the journey became to difficult to bear.
He said, “In these times you let your mind drift and though it provided momentary escape for you, it wasn’t what you needed to keep your spiritual equilibrium; but, rather, was what caused you to lose your footing.” I remembered when that happened, my mind drifted away and went somewhere else, I remember looking back, staring into the rock as if it was a movie screen going back into the recesses of my mind. How I could somehow sprout wings and fly away; but, when I had come back to myself from these empty daydreams, to the crevice where I stood … it was somehow darker, the Lord’s voice masked by the howl of the arid cavity I stood in, only to feel lonelier … and it was there the doubts began to be hurled at me, landing like razor edged stones cutting into my soul, my own voice taunting me as I stood paralysed, heaving in tears. Still, a broken and contrite heart the Lord will not ignore, He will not despise it, and mercy would lift me up, and enable me to realize, I was free all along to progress in this journey, to move on in Him, by faith, and so I did. I moved, and when I did the restrictions that seemingly froze me in my tracks, drifted off like ghostly cords, unravelling from my arms, legs, and hands.
The only restraints that restrained me were those of my cruel imaginations. Had I kept my focus the essence of His being would have called upon me to continue to keep moving as it had been, all along. But, in my fatigue I looked away, Oh, if I could sprout wings and fly away, my strength betrayed me … But, I remembered HIS promises and when I thought I couldn’t go any farther, and the hours became days, He appeared there beside me, and said, “Look from where you come and what you passed through. So I did, I was astounded at the cleft in the Rock I had just passed through, knowing I had come this way; but, from where I came was physically impossible for any one to go through, I looked a gain and understood it was the via Delarosa. The only one who can take us through, was the one who had gone through it Himself. The Lord said, “This is the eye of the needle that is impossible with men, yet, is possible with God.”
I could see I had to have this encounter in order to face what I had to pass through next. For it was just as narrow and, seemingly, just as impossible; but, I was encouraged. I remembered a word the Lord gave to me years prior. “When the gift of faith takes you into extraordinary circumstances, an extraordinary prayer life is required to sustain it.” These places are dangerous to back slide in, for when we have experienced the remarkable acts, and attributes of God, and then have fallen away from Him, Satan’s delight to punish such a one is found in great cruelty, it would be better for them to have never known HIS remarkable power, than to have known it, tasted of it, flourished in it, just to fall under the spell of the deceitfulness of sin, and regress from the truth. This the Father’s concern for us and HIS MERCY is clear in the mystery of balancing our root systems with draught, to grow them deep, with out causing our fruit to perish.
But You, O Lord, do not be far from Me;
O My Strength, hasten to help Me!
Deliver Me from the sword,
My precious life from the power of the dog.
Save Me from the lion’s mouth
And from the horns of the wild oxen!
You have answered Me.
I will declare Your name to My brethren;
In the midst of the assembly I will praise You.
You who fear the Lord, praise Him!
All you descendants of Jacob, glorify Him,
And fear Him, all you offspring of Israel!
For He has not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted;
Nor has He hidden His face from Him;
But when He cried to Him, He heard.
This truth became evident in those moments of doubt in the mountain cleft. How quickly a satanic suggestion is near to creep in with mockery in order to destroy the progress of the miraculous. In contrast to the extreme, there is also the challenge to live in the mundane, and serve him well there, this is an allowance approved as acceptable, and of reasonable service, from a merciful Father, to preserve us. The author and finisher of our faith, is the one who is constantly pressing out imperfections that would destroy us under pressure should they be solidified with in the constitution of what makes us who we are. This is letting patience having her perfect work, in us that extreme circumstances can perfect us, not destroy us.
So He is faithful in the breaking, when we need broken, and in the mending, when we need torn, and in the moulding, even to the marring of the clay, when starting over serves HIS greater purpose in perfecting us … As long as we are in His hands, walking in HIS WAY, there will be no regrets, nor failure. Even our set backs in Christ will cause us to arrive right on time. Many times I asked the Lord, “Please let me do more for you.” Like a Father holding on to the tugging hands of His little daughter who would rather run than talk, He says, “I know how to send you ahead with out losing you. Let all things be in my will, and in my time.” So the lesson is rest in HIM, and trust, never doubt that He is in you as you abide in Him. In all things give thanks, to this one- The Author and Finisher of Our Faith.
Luke 4:1 Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, left the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness …
Those who follow my blog will remember the article SACRED PILGRIMAGE. We posted it June 10th 2012. I didn’t understand the significance of the date 6/10/12 until I realized later the key scripture for SACRED was Ss 6:10. Twelve, depicting the GOVERNMENT OF GOD in what I’m about to share with you.
SACRED PILGRIMAGE spoke of a people who found refuge in the mountains of Turkey. We didn’t know (at the time) this would actually be a prophetic word for the persecuted Christians of Syria and Iraq seeking refuge. Some of these have landed in the mountains of Turkey, desperate for food and water. Thankfully, the Kurds and Turks, are helping. France is giving them asylum; Russia helping, as well. In fact, what many don’t know is how much Russia has intervened for persecuted Christians in the past. We pray more countries will help.
Sacred Pilgrimage is a picture of the BRIDE OF CHRIST on the move through out all the earth.
In the SPIRIT she is the vessel of HIS Glory, she is a WARRIOR-ESS waiting for HER kinsman redeemer, CAPTAIN, and KING. The one who makes herself ready. I’ve seen her procession, it is earth bound, now, but a cloud of witnesses is ever present with her, as the Glory of Christ rests upon her. She is the Remnant Nation, from all nations. One in the Spirit. She is armored. IN GOD’s heavenly preview of the SACRED PILGRIMAGE I’ve seen her procession on horses, and well able to war … thousands of banners flapping in the wind, each banner told the bearer’s story, identified their inheritances, in Christ, and depicted tribal identities. They bore upon them emblems, and markings; signifying testimonials, to be reminded of. That one would ask, “What does this mean?” And the saint would be given an opportunity to tell of the goodness and graciousness of the Father. But, the tallest banner of all, was the same for all, and all had one. It was crimson red and from the eagle’s eye view of redemption, one thing was clear, we were under the blood, and our mobile assembly across the land appeared like a flowing river that reached deep into the crevices and cracks of the earth in a HOLY STREAM, cleansing all in its wake, a symbolic display of Christ’s offering for the remission of sins, and the declaration that is ours from the book of the Revelation of Jesus Christ:
We will overcome them by the BLOOD of the LAMB and the WORD of our TESTIMONY.
Revelation 12:11 And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death.
Simultaneously, in this vision, what this army was doing was a search, rescue, and RECOVERY, kind of expedition. SEEKING and SAVING those who were lost; recovering destiny, and inheritance, gathering them in as she moves across land and sea. The woman of Solomon 6:10, the beloved, brings healing, ministry, repair, and provision, not only in HIS name, but on HIS behalf. Whosoever is His that she embraces, is being held in the arms of the one who sent her, the savior. As HE is so are We in the world. Whether you’re assistance is boots on the ground, INTERCESSORY prayer, or in giving, the Bride is on a mission, and it is the preliminary work of Christ’s return. Though, for war she is logistically ready, at present, she still operates in the anointing of the Shepherdess of lambs, in the patience of Christ, balancing temperance to preserve (even the souls of HER own persecutors).
This is Christ’s power and authority bridled in the spirit of the meek. While entrusting God in the how and when for judgement, with or with out the laws of the lands, that He has established. Of these, whom the spirit of might and power have rested upon, whom also, have yielded this empowerment by submitting it to God, in long suffering. That same restraint of POWER was tested greatly in Christ himself, in the threats against his disciples, at his arrest. In the pulling of his beard, in the markings of His body, in the stripping of his clothes, and as he hung from the cross; this is also, our greatest test to overcome. Christ himself said he could have called ten thousand angels, but he entrusted himself in the Father’s hands. Will we seek revenge when lies cause the derailment of ministry, the defacement of intent, and the humiliation that comes with loss, as the result of lawless offenders? Or, will we submit those things committed to our sacred trust over to the will and greater purpose of the Father?
The Bride moves onward, as does the GROOM.
In HIS interest she preaches reconciliation, practicing forgiveness, and restraint. Still, THE LION of JUDAH is stirred! He- even now, is checking the bit and bridle, running his hand across the tuft and forehead of the WARHORSE that will ride him into battle. With one last tug on the straps, he looks out towards earth’s setting sun, knowing the night comes, fully aware that HE is OUR LIVING DAWN as he whispers an ancient promise carried upon the wings of the wind, swift as lightning through the folds and fathoms of realms unseen … The dove coos as the warrior bride’s eyes brings into focus the object that seemingly calls to her, up there perched on the wet branches of the tree, she is resting beneath. AN IMPRESSION is drawn up from her spirit, with in. Words form but she knows they are not her own, she hears His voice echoed from, both, with in and above- in the fluttering of the dove, “Beloved”, she hears HIM say, “Sorrow may endure for the night, but, JOY will greet you in the MORNING !”
Until that day SHE is coming to find YOU in HIS name, to bring little mornings of day spring to the wounded of the earth, reminding them: ALL WE LIKE SHEEP HAVE GONE ASTRAY, we have gone our own way. But, HE WAS WOUNDED, for our transgressions, He was BRUISED BEARING OUR iniquities, [those bent for failure at birth] The chastisement of our peace was UPON HIM by whose stripes we were healed.
Who is this appearing Like the dawn? Beautiful as the moon, bright as the sun, as an army with banners. Solomon’s Song 6:10
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There is nothing hidden that shall not be made manifested and those things done in darkness shall be brought out into the light! Luke 8:17 God sees the unfolding of the bud yet with in the vine, as well as he sees, and reveals, the hidden agenda’s of scheming men.
Did you know that Jesus said, “The words that I speak to you are spirit and they are life? Therefore the things of the spirit must be spiritually understood.”
Luke 8:18 Jesus : “So pay attention to how you hear. To those who listen to my teaching, more understanding will be given. But for those who are not listening, even what they think they understand will be taken away from them.”
Divine Pruning- To be subtracted from that we might be added to.
This past year has been the culmination of a season of pruning for those marked for leadership in the body of Christ. All of us who press on into the upward call will find ourselves in and out of these seasons of pruning, where God is removing dead works, and unproductive clutter, out of our lives. Often times, we are so preoccupied with expansion, and growth, we overlook the necessary principles of maintaining healthy, and stable, businesses, ministries, and relationships. This season of pruning, for many, has resulted in cut backs. Ministries, outreaches, businesses, and perhaps even a loss of these things, leaving those who have gone through this, a sense of bareness, but it is for our good that the dead things that have no fruit in them are cut away. There are going to be abrupt changes taking place, in so much, that literally we will find what was relevant one day, not at all the next. Looking back a year from now will seem such a faded distance away. Change is in the air. God sees down the line a lot farther than we do. He will get you ready if you’re willing. The baggage we throw our world into, will take wings. WE must put all our trust in Him.
Those destined to serve in divine government have been sorely pruned. The missing branches, taken out of our lives, and ministry, that we thought would fulfill us, were ill equipped, or incapable of producing what was needed in the governmental authority God is preparing his people to rule in, as we move into the decades to come.
The weakened, fruitless, or diseased, branches that would betray us under the pressure of appointment, and position, were cut off, to make way for a stronger, and more productive branch, to take its place. Have faith, what seems to be loss is preparation for great gain. This is 2011, this is 2012. Subtracted from, to be added to, in preparation for government rule.
New King James Version (NKJV)
Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
The Kingdom of God Suffers Violence, And The Violent Takes it By Force
However, there has been another kind of assault against those marked for ruler-ship in the kingdom of God. And this one is of the kind that David and his men suffered in 1 Samuel 30. It is another kind of “removal or subtraction” and that is one of a healthy limb, cut off, or taken by the enemy. A malicious separation by the thief who comes to steal, kill, and destroy.
In David’s story we see an aggressive campaign to restore what has been stolen, and a lesson learned regarding a militant watch required on the home front, even as we are off in foreign lands working for the Lord. The story of David and his men (that I encourage the reader to review) speaks of those who are left to watch over the home front receiving like honor, as those in the field.
One area that will bring much healing in the body, and already has, is this subject of honor. Giving honor to those to whom honor is due, will continue to be the healing balm of restoration, and unity for the Body of Christ, as we move forward into a new church era.
The Davidian Rule takes back the lost and stolen. It gives honor to whom honor is due, recognition to whom recognition is due. It Sees the part everyone has in the whole, and rewards it. 1 Samuel 30:21-31
A Sum of All Our Yesterdays, the Beginning of All Our Tomorrows.
For the older saints who still have a few years of work ahead of them, they are seeing, what seems to be no end to it, no retirement possible, in the natural, to do the things they wanted to do for the kingdom of God. Their years of spiritual warfare, and the wrong decisions that others have made, feels as if it has taken from them momentum, time, and money … the actions of others impacting what should have been stored up for their latter years.
Now many are seeing a world that has sown to the wind, and is reaping the whirl wind. The result of sin, and disobedience. How it has impacted there own lives even though it wasn’t from choices they made. As David, they have come home from work, from ministry, from obedience to God, only to find their family members in captivity, their finances depleted, their house, and wares worn out; surrounded by comrades who themselves are angry, and disenfranchised.
The answer to much of this is walking in the revelation that the bear market has nothing to do with the kingdom of God’s economy, but we also, have to remember we are living in this fallen world and the murderer and thief is still at large.
The good news is, Satan cannot win, and even when he does seem to win, that is when he really looses! It is God’s good pleasure to restore to us what has been stolen.
Campaigns To Retrieve the Lost and Stolen
Now is the time to pull all stolen resources out of the camp of the enemy. Calling them out in the name of Yeshuah. (The God who saves) Just as David and his men went after their family and wives who were stolen from them while they were out to war, so there are those in the body of Christ, who have been out doing the Lord’s work and have come back only to find their home pillaged by the enemy. The weakest link in the family/body being zeroed in on to penetrate walls of defense, to get in and raise havoc.
You may not see how it was persecution, but I assure you that for many, that is exactly what it is. You did nothing wrong. A weakness that had nothing to do with you was exploited to the hilt, not because of your wrong, but because of what you were doing right.
Yes, some of us make messy beds we have to sleep in and God is merciful, but this I am talking about is something that would not have been exploited like it was had it not been for WHO YOU ARE.
You will need all that the enemy has taken from you back, for the days ahead. And it is there for you to retrieve, if you will believe. This translates into that which has been stolen from our homes, finances, and families, our church families, and even God’s people through out all nations, for those who are believing for the lost on that level.
Pent up justice, and that thing stolen- from those who have been faithful, is held up for that day of exchange that God has assigned, in a time when it will be needed most. The riches of the wicked, and illegally obtained wealth, is laid up for the just. You have been waiting to long. Now is the time for you to mount up for battle, and demand the thief to restore all that has been stolen- with interest!
Our Own Experience
A few months ago we did just that, we began a prayer vigil, and stand; demanding what has been stolen to be returned. After a few days of prayer we had a break through. The lord gave me a vision. I saw my self walking through a battle field, nothing was left but abandoned tanks, and burning debris, the earth was scorched. I then came upon an abandoned camp, up next to a mountain. There was nothing left in the camp but smoking debris and broken equipment. I felt that what was stolen in the camp had been retrieved, but my eyes fixed on clefts in the rocks of a mountain side, next to the camp.
I walked over and began to search into the clefts and ravines. As I did I began to see souls coming up from between the rocks, they were missed when the campaign to retrieve the stolen, had previously gone through. I Saw Parcels and a U-Haul Bringing Back the Lost and Stolen.
I have had the lost, and stolen restored before, but this was something else. Much more was at stake than what we could possibly have known. When we obeyed God and began this campaign, we saw the Lord work a mighty work. I saw in the spirit a U-Haul truck full of goods. The Lord said, “In a few days there will be three parcels coming in, little things as a down payment, but behind that is a haul. Keep standing, believing, and praying.” A few days after that my camera that had been lost for a year was retrieved. A couple of parcels came in the mail, items left behind from traveling, another parcel was a financial blessing that restored an unjust loss; as He has promised these three parcels came in as a marker for more to come …
To Go the Extra Mile, To Wait Upon the Lord For One More Hour …
It was there the Lord reminded me of something that happened many years ago. We suffered the loss of a fledgling work of the Lord where people were getting saved, healed, and delivered, and this loss came through betrayal. I began to include that situation in our prayers for the recovery of the lost and stolen.
A few days later came the haul. The lives and souls of precious human beings. I can testify that our prayers for the return of that which has been stolen has measured out in souls. Even a new mission presented itself in subsequent days from this focused prayer for the stolen to be returned. God is an awesome warrior who retrieves the lost at every cost, for He has done that, even to the shedding of his own blood at Calvary, for the remission of sins.
What the thief has stolen shall be restored. Many of us in ministry have been interrupted, or intruded upon by the enemy, the cost has been souls, and I shudder for those who have involved themselves in treachery in the midst of God’s work. But in Christ’s kingdom nothing shall be lost, none of His shall be forgotten. He will go the extra mile as the good shepherd always does, not satisfied that He has secured the 99, he continues searching for that one missing.
What we do in the kingdom of God must be done with intent. Make the decision to try again, go back one more time, take one more search party, lead one more campaign in the spirit. Didn’t Jesus say, “Could you not tarry one more hour?” Could we not go back one more time, try once again, and this time believe for all that was stolen to be restored? Ultimately, that is summed up in souls of lost men and women, and hurting boys and girls.
Many times finances hinder the work of God, yet, He promises us that He gives to us all things pertaining to life and Godliness, those things are available to us to fulfill God’s purposes in the earth. If finances are not coming through, it is not because of what God will not do, or what He has not provided. It is because of what the enemy has done. I don’t understand asking God for prosperity, I do understand telling hell to get off of what God has already given us, to serve Him with.
We must take our authority and exact from the kingdom of darkness those things stolen away and hidden in it. God wants us to take back wealth, time, health, strength, all for souls, all to advance His kingdom. He said, ” I have given you power to tread … The kingdom of God suffers violence, but the violent take it by force.
And how is this done? Didn’t Jesus say, the words that I speak to you are spirit and they are truth? That we war not against flesh and blood but against spiritual wickedness in high places? Are we not to command the night to bow to the day, with a two edged sword in our hand, and the High praises of God in our mouths? Speak as Moses spoke to the spiritual Pharaohs of the land and say, God has said, “Let my people go?” Our part should not be left undone for He has said, “Go into all the world … these signs shall follow them that believe in my name …” it is up to us to take possession of every realm and dominion, for He has given it to us.
The bud is yet in the vine.