Friday, October 31, 2008
I wasn't asking for advice. I wasn't looking for guidance. I was simply sharing the dilemma.
My problem is this is for me neither fish nor fowl. It doesn't matter to me much which way it goes. I'm letting things move along at the pace it is supposed to.
I find myself praying like a Lutheran in this situation. "Thy Will be Done".
I get irritated sometimes if I pray with some people who use that as a cop out. No declaration. No word. No intentionality. Just "Thy Will be Done". Like for healing or finance. I know His will, I read His book.
But I find myself peacefully dealing with the decision with opening or closing doors, His Will.
Whatever Will be is OK with ME.
"His Will be Done"
This is most certainly true.
Thursday, October 30, 2008
A Question for the Modern Prophetic Movement - What Are You Talking About?
October 30th, 2008
by Carl Thomas of revival blog
I operate in the prophetic but I am not a prophet and as I look at the modern prophetic movement I sometimes wonder if anyone really is. I could site a million examples but this election season gives a glaring example of what is amiss in this ministry.
The notion that we will get the President we deserve instead of the one we need is patently unbiblical and is founded in false doctrine. And the thought that the final tally of the electoral college will decide God’s dealing with America is a doctrine of demons. Let me give a little class on prophetic signs. The most senior Senator in Congress, a Republican, was convicted of seven counts of ethics violations exactly a week before the election. This my friends is a prophetic sign. The party that has billed itself as the party of Jesus and family values has truly lost its ways. If you cannot see this you are either blind or a liar. God has even given this sign but the Church, in her pride and self righteousness, will not see it.
God does judge righteousness but He has a special loathing for hypocrisy.
I subscribe to the theory of three governments. There is the government of the home, which is lead by the priest of the house. There is the church government which is lead [on earth] by the elders. And there is the civil government which is lead by elected, inherited, or self-appointed leaders. Each is anointed for a specific realm. Each set of leaders will be judged by how they lead the area they have biblical control over. By and large, each is to limit their control to the area they have been appointed to by God.
Ever been in a church when the pastors muck around in family affairs? Ever seen a country where the church exerts control over the government? Ever been a pastor in a church that is run by a few deacons? None of these scenarios work. In fact, I am hard pressed to find good examples of any of them.
But this basic principle is disregarded by the modern church because they would rather exert control by government then take up the God given authority to win the lost and change hearts.
News flash: Born again, spirit-filled, sanctified Christians don’t gamble, get drunk, live their entire lives on welfare and have abortions. Government is not the answer. The answer is a revival of religion in the United Sates. Quit trying to shift our responsibility onto the government.
Under the wicked, christian-murdering government of Rome the Holy Spirit was given and whole nations were turned upside down. Now we are told that if the government is not righteous God will curse the land.
I just got a word, Bible. Crack it open, read what it says. And stop the stupid fear mongering. Jesus has not come back to Judge the earth through a presidential election.
I did receive a prophetic word that actually has the breath of God on it. It did not come from a national book tour prophet. It came from Pastor Theresa Phillips in Chicago. Read it and be blessed:
In worship Wednesday night 29 October /08 I was taken up by the wings of love …far up above the earth, above the America continent.
I ascended being carried by such love and adoration for mankind.
I could feel the gentle touch of the Presence that escorted me beyond the earthly realm.
I was peering down into the earth when I spotted a ring of fire.
It surrounded the White House .
Then it surrounded the city of Washington DC the Capitol and all the Monuments and the ENTIRE CITY
Instantly coming from behind me was a new wind… in this wind was the American bald eagle he was soaring with great strength
He soared past me not one wing flapping in his eyes were blazes of fire.
He was totally focused on Washington DC. in his beak He carried an olive branch .
This eagle soared all across the DC. area and around the White House. He did this several times.
Then he took off and went north… Moving very fast soaring
The wind of the Spirit was in His Wings and he moved not wing he just soared
It went to Russia ,China, Hungary ,Paraguay , South America ,Cuba Hawaii At one point i saw the Dome of the Rock and I saw Him soar over it three times.
And back to the U.S.A . soaring thru the entire country and landed in Washington DC.On the roof of the White House. Where I last saw him perched on the flag pole.
The word of the Lord spoke to me
“This olive branch is what I have placed in the mouth of the prophets I place an OLIVE BRANCH IN THE PROPHETS MOUTH America Prophets .
Prophets of America, prophecy rightly in grace and save the world from destruction.
It will be the fire of the prophets who will change the course of a nation . A holy fire !”
“These nations that were circled are where the nations where many prophets are in hiding.
American prophets prophecy to them courage to speak and have grace ”
“Judgment begins in the house of the Lord not on the land of men I will begin to show great discernment in the House of My Children says the Lord!”
“I have not sent judgment I am sending A Prophetic Grace which will speak to MY church so they will love again.”
For through this OLIVE BRANCH will love be extended by the hand of the King Of Kings across the earth
GOD bless the Mouth of the Prophets
- Money. Pastor Dan used to say to me, If it means more money it's probably God's Will. I loved Pastor Dan. He was my spiritual father and brother. He's gone now. I don't think he was right. Sometimes a bag of poison snakes comes dressed up as a pretty blessing. Learn to look past the money.
- Does this enhance your gift to the body of Christ or diminish it. In my case, does this amplify or mute the voice of the Prophet to my Generation.
- What master does this opportunity cause me to serve?
- Do I have peace in doing this? Or, is there a major check in my spirit? Now, to be fair, all change comes equipped with a check in the spirit. It's that Check of the Check I look for. The one that let's me know that to do this thing is rebellion.
- What motivation is behind considering this option? Any? Can I identify them?
- Does this opportunity have the probability of taking me off the track God has me on?
- Is there in the Word of God admonition that relates to this opportunity? If so, can I perceive it rightly?
I'm sure there are other. I solicit your thoughts. In my quiet time I pondered this. YES, this is about me. I have an opportunity that looks good, but I am careful to not be deceived.
Sometimes not every good idea is....
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
That includes most evangelicals, many denominational, many Catholics and some so called Pentecostals. They are blind without the Spirit of GOD operating actively in their lives. Paul described them well in the 1 Corinthians 2. He says to them, you are blinded without the Spirit active and enlightening in your life. In chapter 3 he says that people so blinded don't WANT the truth. They like milk. They are immature and therefore act like children.
Without the fullness of the Holy Spirit, that means all fullness with all the manifestations and charismata that goes with the deal a person is trying to navigate life and it's rocky shoals with a blindfold and earplugs.
When descending upon a Christian, the Holy Spirit gives him faith and light. No one can have a true living faith without the Holy Spirit. Even a person most learned in Scriptures is totally blind without His enlightenment. On the other hand, the Holy Spirit can make even the lowest simpleton wise and disclose God’s mysteries to them.It's like Tommy. Deaf Dumb and Blind man leading the Deaf Dumb and Blind. All Shipwreck. All led into the ditch.
This is a travesty. Uncertain Trumpets leading an uncertain charge.
Long ago I came to the conclusion that a person shouldn't be in any spiritual leadership unless he or she had all the fullness of the Holy Ghost operating in their life. Then, even if they do, we have to watch them carefully.
This is most certainly true.
This must be on the heart of GOD. AFTER I posted this I got this EMAIL on the same TOPIC.
So, let he who has ears to hear, hear what the Spirit of the Lord is Saying.
This happens all the time. God says things to his prophets all at once everywhere. We don't all publish it, but this wave of the Spirit Moves at the Speed of the Spirit. That's faster than the speed of light by a million times. By the Spirit you can be anywhere in all of creation, even billions of light years away, instantly. Warp 9 speed is peanuts compared to that.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
I read it carefully. I did as much search on Pastor Arnold as I could. I read much of the other materials as I could. If you want to see the thing I was forwarded you can read it all over the blogs. Type in Mark Arnold Palin Esther. You will get a hundred hits
The first time I heard this idea of Sarah as Esther was at Faith Center from the House Prophet.
I have been careful not to be carried away. My discerner began flagging red. I have been around enough evangelistic exaggeration to know that not every story told is exactly as it was happened.
So I don't know what to make of all this. There are some (few) parallels.
- Esther was a woman of great beauty
- Esther was culturally not of the Persian elite
- Esther was a surprise candidate
- Esther was despised by her critics (not as herself, but her race)
- Esther was at risk by what she embarked upon
- Esther was on a track to be extinguished
- Esther took a risk and spoke up
- Esther spoke truth that could have cost her life
- Esther looked out the window and could see the gallows upon which it would have been predicted she would soon meet her end according to the polls
- Esther's timing was impeccable
- Esther saved her people who were so despised and ruled in righteousness
How much of the Purim story fits or not is up to y0u. There are some parallels, but the story I was sent seems to be just more convenient than I suspect actually occurred.
I love the prophetic word and am prone to accept it. I just want to be sure it came from the lips of a prophet and not the pen of a good writer. In this case I'm not sure.
This morning I was feeling a little sorry for myself. A little tentative.
I remembered this from Hebrews 12:
1Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. 2Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.In that passage rolling around in my head I became aware that I have not yet resisted sin in the world and sinful men to the point of the shedding of blood.
3Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.
4In your struggle against sin, you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood. 5And you have forgotten that word of encouragement that addresses you as sons:
"My son, do not make light of the Lord's discipline,
and do not lose heart when he rebukes you,
6because the Lord disciplines those he loves,
and he punishes everyone he accepts as a son."
Many interpret this to talk about personal sin, sin that besets. That certainly is true. But the pressure of a sin filled world is great. And it opposes. And it hates you. It hates me. It accuses.
I wear the badge of being a Jesus Freak with Honor.
My struggle compared to them is nothing. I needed to remember that this morning.
Friday, October 24, 2008
I have opinions on this. I submit the article for your consideration. Then you tell me. Does God want you Rich or Poor?
Poverty (of sorts) is suddenly in fashion. Politicians and commentators blame the financial crisis on greed, not only by malefactors on Wall Street but also by all the denizens of Main Street who live beyond their means, accumulate useless possessions and despoil the environment. It is not quite clear what a nongreedy Wall Street would look like. But for the rest of us, after due repentance, the solution to our financial woes is held to be a more ascetic life. If it is voluntary, rather than compelled by circumstance, it has the glow of moral superiority. "Green is good," says a latter-day Gandhi as he goes to work by bicycle. But if you are really poor, asceticism does not mean giving up your SUV -- it means eating just one meal a day because it is all you can afford.
Far more attractive to poor people, who are a majority of its adherents, is the "prosperity gospel," a version of Christianity asserting that material benefits will come to those who have faith, live a morally upright life and, not so incidentally, give money to the church. Broadly speaking, this is what Max Weber called the Protestant Ethic, but with much less emphasis on self-denial and more on hard work, planning for the future, family loyalty and educating one's children.
The prosperity gospel probably originated among the poorer elements of the evangelical community in America. It is now a global phenomenon, especially among the rapidly spreading Pentecostal churches in Africa, Latin America and Asia.
Virtually all outside commentary on the prosperity gospel, both by theologians and by people in the lay media, has been very negative, holding that it is a distortion of Christianity pushed by rogue preachers who enrich themselves by exploiting the poor. There is some validity to these criticisms. It is certainly true that Christianity is not a recipe for acquiring wealth. But in that respect the prosperity gospel -- usually seen as being on the Christian right -- closely resembles the "liberation theology" of the Christian left, except that the latter's enrichment program is collective rather than individual. Liberation theology defined Christianity as essentially being a struggle of poor oppressed people against capitalism and imperialism. And while it is obvious that some preachers of the prosperity gospel are simply motivated by self-interest, one must suppose that, given human nature, some left-leaning clergy are too.
Leaving aside theology and moral philosophy, sociology provides a rather different perspective. A few months ago, I visited a Pentecostal megachurch in a suburb of Johannesburg. The congregation of some 7,000 South Africans, black and white, created enough noise to give me a headache for hours. This was hardly a congenial form of worship for me. But I did hear the sermon, delivered by a highly charismatic preacher. There were two simple but powerful messages. One, "God does not want you to be poor!" And, two, "You can do something about it!" The New Testament strongly suggests that Jesus had a particular concern for the poor, but there is no suggestion that he wanted people to remain poor. As for the idea that God will bestow material blessings on those who remain faithful to him, there are some passages in the Old Testament, often cited by the prosperity preachers, that imply just that.
As I left the church, I asked myself: Would I really want to quarrel with these messages? There is no sentimentality about poverty in the prosperity gospel. There is an appeal to people not as victims but as responsible actors. There is also the confidence that generally people know what is best for themselves, better than any well-meaning outsiders. It is no wonder, then, that research data, from South Africa for instance, show that Pentecostals have an unusual degree of self-confidence and optimism about the future.
In 1968 a conference of Latin American bishops meeting in Medellin, Colombia, proclaimed a "preferential option for the poor," which since then has become an important ingredient of Catholic social teaching and has influenced mainline Protestantism. Liberation theologians interpreted the "preferential option" as an option for socialism. But it is helpful to pay attention to the syntax. The option is for the poor. That is, it is an option to be taken by those who are not poor.
The proposition is well-intentioned. But it is not surprising that many of the poor are opting for a less patronizing message. They do not think of themselves as dependent on the compassion of the rich. I have no idea how the current mess in the financial markets is to be fixed. But I am convinced that capitalism provides the only reliable mechanism for lifting large numbers of people out of poverty. In other words, if one is concerned for the poor, one will adopt a preferential option for capitalism. A Mexican bishop returning from the Medellin conference said "No hay otra salida!" -- "There is no other way!" He meant socialism. He was wrong.
Weber believed that the economic consequences of Protestantism were unintentional. The prosperity gospel intends these consequences -- material betterment for individuals, economic growth in the aggregate. It promises poor people that these goals are attainable. It is a promise likely to be kept. It seems to me that this empirical reality must be taken into account in any evaluation of the prosperity gospel -- even by theologians and moral philosophers.
Mr. Berger is director of the Institute on Culture, Religion and World Affairs at Boston University.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
It's worth watching. I suspect that if you don't understand the prophetic gift you will be able to understand what is said by God thru his Prophets.
I suggest you should watch the whole thing.
Kim Clement is one of my Favorite Prophets. If I am able to mature in the Prophetic to this level I will be better as a servant.
I trust God to do what he will do. Yet at the same time I am clear that I must do all I can.
It's a little like instructing someone who is interested in receiving the Baptism of the Holy Ghost with the evidence of speaking in Tongues. Many say to me, IF God wanted me to have this he would give it to me.
God wants us to have a lot of things. He's Jehovah Jaira. God our provider. Yet in his word, it says that if you don't work (this assumes you are able), you shouldn't expect anyone to take care of you. God wants everyone to be saved. Yet, if no one hears the word proclaimed, they won't be saved. How can they believe unless someone tells us.
When I instruct someone on the Gift of Tongues, I tell them that after they have asked God, are certain of the will of God for them to receive, that they must then move their lips, make a sound, not try to form words, leave their understanding behind and see what happens. Only a few sounds are needed to start. Once God has our obedience, the rest will follow gloriously. It might take a little while but it will follow.
I am in the middle of a venture that right now has spent too much capital on the idea that If God Wills it, then it will come to pass. Not the election. A ministry venture.
Sorry folks, if you didn't do the hard work, if you just sat around and expected God to provide without any work from you, you are about to be terribly disappointed.
When we do nothing and expect God to do it all we fail ourselves and God.
Keith Green said it best when he sang in the Song, He'll take care of the rest:
You know it ain't no use, banging your head, up against that cold stone wall,
Cause nobody's perfect, except for the lord, and even the best bound to fall,
Remember he is de vine, and you are de branch,
He'd love to get you through it if you'd give him a chance,
Just keep doing your best,
And pray that it's blessed,
And Jesus takes care of the rest.
That includes YOU doing your best first, praying that it's blessed, then having done all to stand.
Some people get that backwards.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
All the quotes below are from the Book of Revelation.
16:17The seventh angel poured out his bowl into the air, and out of the temple came a loud voice from the throne, saying, "It is done!" 18Then there came flashes of lightning, rumblings, peals of thunder and a severe earthquake. No earthquake like it has ever occurred since man has been on earth, so tremendous was the quake.
Who was speaking? Jesus? The Father? The Holy Spirit? Who is that sitting on the Throne? I started to see that the speaking creatively was the same voice that spoke all things into existence. Note that a Person doesn't speak, the authority speaks. The Throne.
21:3And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, "Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. 4He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away."
Note once again, the authority, the sovereign, the throne speaks. The position. High and Exalted.
Now, you might say, that is good in heaven, but I'm here on earth and struggle to comprehend the Holy Spirit, Jesus and Father God.
Lets look at the third example:
22:1Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb 2down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations.Wait, now water is flowing from the throne. Healing water. Fruit bearing water. Watering trees. Clear.
What is that. I submit that if we take Jesus at his word that out of YOUR belly will flow living water, Healing Water, Fruit Bearing Water, Watering Those around you, Clear, Fresh, then, what would that be? I submit that it is the THRONE SPEAKING from you. Speaking words of life, encouragement, healing, bearing fruit, fresh, clear. You never will thirst again. You will be like a tree planted by fresh water, you will water others. This THRONE in you waters others and when HE is enthroned in your spirit you never lose the effect.
The Throne of God is in heaven, it's a real place, but the Tabernacle is in your heart is exactly as it is in heaven. An exact replica. Hebrews 9:23-speaks of this.
22:3No longer will there be any curse. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city, and his servants will serve him. 4They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. 5There will be no more night. They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light. And they will reign for ever and ever. 6The angel said to me, "These words are trustworthy and true. The Lord, the God of the spirits of the prophets, sent his angel to show his servants the things that must soon take place."
Now it all comes home. No more curse. He is in us, we flow in his strength, we see His face, His name is on us. We are marked. We don't live in darkness if we find ourselves there, he enlightens us. We are destined to reign, here and over there. But first here. On this side of the veil.
The last part of this passage is to keep those who are called to speak the word of God by the anointing of the Holy Spirit. Our words will be trustworthy, true. Our God is the God of our Spirit as a Prophet. He sends angels to show us what must soon take place.
The Throne Speaks. He speaks in Heaven. He speaks on earth. The throne is the authority of Father Son and Holy Ghost. We see him face to face as Jesus. He dwells and flows in and thru us.
I am coming to comprehend the fullness of God living in me, in you, not a portion, the fullness. Not making me a god. Making me a vessel that he fills, continues to fill, fills again and then pours out.
It's an awesome privilege, it's an awesome wonder.
I have come to understand that all the fullness of the Godhead in the indwelling throne dwells in us all. As the Throne dwells in heaven. In that way Heaven touches Earth. On earth as it is in Heaven.
Earth Trembles, the whole earth shakes. As we speak. The earth moves.
I don't know if anyone will grasp what I am trying to say. This is words trying to explain the unexplainable. I suspect that if you flow in all this, it makes all the sense in the world. If you don't it will only frustrate you.
SPEAK THRONE - I'm listening.
That's how I know that it's a true word. The prophetic happens in seeming unison.
When I hear from God that a Curse was on the land, the next day I note the same thing from Rick Joyner.
When I hear from God that division is a part of Judgment, the same thing comes from Kim Clement.
Prophesied on September 26, 2008 - Nashville, Tennessee:
I Will Exalt Myself in the Presence of this Nation"
The Spirit of the Lord said, "At this very moment in time, in this nation, there are forces at work to divide as never before what I have spoken and what I have told would happen," says the Spirit of God.
"But yet I hear few that rejoice in the future of this nation. This night," says the Spirit of the Lord, "they will say, 'this one lost and this one won,'" but God said, "there shall be no winners. For I am going to change things within the week and they will say, 'but the system has fallen and has let us down.'" But God said, "Do you not realize that when I stood outside of Capernaum, I saw satan fall like lightning from Heaven?
"This is a night to remember," says the Spirit of the Lord, "for even that hour as I stood before Capernaum, I spoke to the prince of the air and said, 'oh prince of darkness, you have exalted yourself into the heavens, but you shall be brought down to Hades.'"
God says, "The exalted spirits of this nation that have been placed into positions of power, they have been struck by light," says the Spirit of God. "For even in that word that I spoke, I said, 'I see satan as if struck by light brought down from Heaven, brought down from his lofty place.'" God said, "This week, he shall be brought down from a lofty place and I will exalt Myself in the presence of this nation," says the Lord!
It's astounding. There is no explanation except that there is a God, his name is Jesus, He's on the Throne and the Throne Speaks. (That's for another time, I have a revelation of the Throne of God from Revelation that you may want to hear, It's a way to understand the unity in trinity you haven't up till now. I'm waiting for the spirit of God to teach me more on this).
The Father never does anything unless he tells his prophets first. Amos 3:7
That is certain and when you hear it over and over you know it's God, not Gene.
I understand the theology that I am a Christian who tries to avoid sin. Not a sinner trying to be a Christian. I know the difference.
What is hard for me sometimes is the reality of my flesh.
Then He shows up. He is always there of course, but I become aware of Him.
He doesn't scold me, He could but he doesn't. He doesn't reject me although He should.
He gathers me up and in.
And I'm safe once more. Broken. Wounded. Hurt. By ME.
My desire is to live in permanent victory. I do sometimes, for a long time. Then I don't.
I no longer try to blame anyone. Not even the Devil. I'll leave that to Flip Wilson. If only I had the ability to, and that is the problem. I DON'T. I never will on this side of the veil. Sometimes the tribulation I suffer is myself.
I'm not laden with self hatred. How could I Hate what He loves so much. I can't. It's just that sometimes I find myself until I lose myself in him.
Jesus, I am yours. I have no other fount but you. You are all I need.
This morning He said to me, "You're Right" I am all you have and all you need. It's not about YOU anymore. It's about me. Now find yourself where I have hidden you, IN ME.
Today, once more, I will quit looking at me, and start looking in Him and to Him. I have no other source.
David Ruis wrote these words to a song called WHOM HAVE I BUT YOU from the Psalms:
Whom have I but You
Whom have I but You
Though mountains fall
They fall into the sea
Though my coloured dawn
May turn to shades of grey
Though questions asked
May never be resolved
For the director of music. Of the Sons of Korah. According to Alamoth. A song. [a]1 God is our refuge and strength,
an ever-present help in trouble.
2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way
and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,
and the mountains quake with their surging.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
This seems to line up with the idea that we are under judgement in the USA. Division. Obama. Rick Joyner of Morningstar has written this on the issue.
An Ultimate Judgment
Consider this. In Scripture, one of the ways that a nation was judged by the Lord was to give them immature leadership. Obama is the most inexperienced Presidential candidate in history. He has proven so indecisive that while a state senator he voted “Present” over 140 times instead of taking a position on a bill. He has never authored even one piece of significant legislation, and yet, as has been pointed out, he had time to author two autobiographies. He has never been the chief executive of anything. The White House is not the place for on-the-job training in leadership. It is truly remarkable that Obama was nominated, and I am personally very encouraged that our nation would vote for an African American man to be our President. However, if we vote such inexperience into office during such a crisis, we are under judgment as a nation.
Does that mean that I would give up on America? Never. As I have also shared in previous Bulletins, even the judgment of God is an indication that He has not given up on us, but He disciplines His own. Several kinds of judgment are in Scripture, and only one of them is condemnation. All of the others are discipline from the Lord, and He disciplines those whom He loves.
Neither would I give up on Obama, but as I said, I will be earnestly praying for him and do all I can to support and honor our President. I will be earnestly praying for the Lord to give him wisdom. However, I will be preparing for what I believe will have signaled a much worse economic crisis than we are now in. I also will see this as a clear turn down the path toward great times of trouble, and therefore will be devoted to preparing for them.
Even though as a nation we may be in real jeopardy, these are the times of the harvest, and we know that the kingdom will come and the Lord’s will is going to ultimately be done right here on earth as it is in heaven. That is what I will be devoted to preparing for. This could be an even greater opportunity to see the glory of the Lord appear on His people—so let us seek to turn people to the Lord with even greater zeal.If we are able to recover from the present situation, our economy is still going to change. There have been anointed, prophetic warnings coming to the church for decades encouraging God’s people to get out of debt and live within our means. Those who have obeyed these warnings will be in a position to prosper, regardless of what happens in the world. We have a kingdom, and a kingdom economy, which cannot be shaken. Let us resolve, regardless of who is elected President, or who controls the Congress, to only build on the foundation of the kingdom of God. Even if we do recover from the present troubles, ultimately we know that everything that can be shaken will be shaken, and the time will come that everything that has not been built on the Rock will be destroyed by the storms. At the same time, the mountain of the house of the Lord will be ascending. That is a clear, biblical promise.
It blessed me so much.
They were in a Hospital Room, sterile, no feather pillows. Suddenly a Feather falls from the ceiling. A big feather.
I was working a night shift at the hospice last night and about 02:00 in the morning we went in to check one of the children and turn them so they didn't get sore. As we did so, this feather fluttered down through the air and fell on the child. It didn't come from the ceiling. It just .... fluttered down. We all looked at it rather puzzled and picked it up. The hospice doesn't have goose feather duvets on the beds so it couldn't have come from there. We just couldn't figure out where it came from.Angel?
I don't know, but I love the thought it could be. Sometimes Faith is it's own reward. The word says that he is the rewarder of those who diligently seek him. He does.
A few said that the 9-11 attacks were that judgment. I'm not convinced.
This morning in that half asleep awake time I had a sense that we are seeing Judgement on this country. It's not economic. That according to the word of the Lord will pass. It's not weather or storms. They are part of the natural events of the world. It's not sickness and disease.
There is a judgement that is come on the earth. A judgement that we have brought on ourselves. A judgement most felt in the USA. It's a judgement of division. Raw sickening split.
We are a divided nation. Divided we will fall. The fault line over which the division runs one of adherence and respect for a core Judeo Christian ethic that half of the nation does not respect. It is shown most perfectly in the attitude towards abortion. It reflects in our political season. It's a matter of world view.
Those who see things as outlined in the Words of God and those who see things according to their own reason. That is the split. Twenty five years ago I was out to dinner with an old friend, a pastor. We were quietly talking about the things of God at this restaurant. It was a rich conversation. Near us was another group of people. Perhaps they had too much to drink, but they verbally attacked us for being religious fanatics. This was a restaurant, not a bar.
I had never encountered open hostility to the things of God before. We weren't preaching to them. We weren't loud. Just the mention of HIS name offended them. That was for me the first time that I saw out and out Spiritual Bigotry.
I shared this story with a friend. He asked me if I told them to get saved. He was joking. I was surprised. That's not my style. I'm overt and public in my Christianity, you don't have to hang around me very long before you see me for who I am. I don't have a fish on my car. Won't.
The curse of division in the USA may well have the same outcome as the curse of division had on the Kingdom David and his son Solomon experienced in history.
Eventually bad kings, the worst being King Ahab and Jezebel his wife, let the nations to such a state where invaders destroyed them and led them into captivity.
That's what division does. We may be seeing a replay of this tragic history. A kingdom great in origin has been divided by an Antichrist secular satanic spirit manifesting itself most directly in rejection of Judeo Christian worldviews and the national sin of abortion.
I am NOT prophesying this directly. I am telling you that God brought this all to my mind early this morning. He may yet spare this country and it's people if they will turn back to him and repent.
The words of Jesus in Matthew 23:35-36 make chills run up my spine.
35And so upon you will come all the righteous blood that has been shed on earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah son of Berekiah, whom you murdered between the temple and the altar. 36I tell you the truth, all this will come upon this generation.
If he judged those of his day severely and in the same passage prophesied the Titus Andronicus invasion of 71 AD that totally destroyed Jerusalem, how much more must the blood of the innocents be on our hands calling up to the throne today. Maybe the blood of the martyrs is already before the throne. The children are being martyred and now are dressed in White?
I don't know for sure, I'm just reporting what came over me this morning. The judgement of division leads to destruction. Are we being Judged?
We have become the Divided States of America. No longer United.
Is that a curse? A Judgement? Is it too late?
Monday, October 20, 2008
We know the meaning of never at a loss for words or a good businessman might boast that he is so good that he never sells anything at a loss or a person who has invested in the stock market might say he never sees a loss. That's the way it was.
Then, potential for loss looms.
People panic. Like they did in the boom times, creating a bubble of enthusiasm thinking they are invincible, they walk thru life blissfully, then something threatens and they panic never understanding that panic is an inverted bubble. Both are irrational.
What I heard the Lord say was when we invest ourselves in HIM we are guaranteed to never be at a loss. Oh, in the flesh. Jesus warned us not to fear him who can kill the body, but to fear him who can destroy our eternal soul. He warned us not to get too hung up on worldly stuff and build bigger barns because our treasure is in heaven where moths and rust have no effect.
Paul by the Holy Spirit writes to the Corinthians in his first letter, chapter 3 (emphasis mine).
The works we do on behalf of righteousness will cost us in this life many times. They will seem like loss. They are NOT. The wisdom of all around you, the media, the world system will pummel you saying "Loss, Loss, Loss".
10By the grace God has given me, I laid a foundation as an expert builder, and someone else is building on it. But each one should be careful how he builds. 11For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ. 12If any man builds on this foundation using gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay or straw, 13his work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each man's work. 14If what he has built survives, he will receive his reward. 15If it is burned up, he will suffer loss; he himself will be saved, but only as one escaping through the flames.
16Don't you know that you yourselves are God's temple and that God's Spirit lives in you? 17If anyone destroys God's temple, God will destroy him; for God's temple is sacred, and you are that temple.18Do not deceive yourselves. If any one of you thinks he is wise by the standards of this age, he should become a "fool" so that he may become wise. 19For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God's sight. As it is written: "He catches the wise in their craftiness"; 20and again, "The Lord knows that the thoughts of the wise are futile." 21So then, no more boasting about men!
We must not allow the boasting about men to cause us to lose focus. The wise set a trap and are caught in their own devices.
It's all foolishness, and if we hear the word of the Lord, no matter what happens we cannot suffer loss if we have Him. My beloved is more precious than gold or jewels or power or position or anything that is anything of value on this earth that will not be taken to heaven when you die.
You can only send it on ahead, there is no loss in THAT Kingdom. When you serve him you never at a loss.
Sunday, October 19, 2008
A young man who was sitting in the back of this large sanctuary came forward and asked me to pray for his sister.
She is dead. Has been for 4 months. She died in the hospital. In her twenties. Blood clot.
Sad situation. Now her birthday is coming up in a few days.
Her brother came and asked me to pray for her. But she's dead. I normally am not very theologically catholic on all this. Gilberto evidently came from a catholic background and fully expected me to pray for her.
Not wanting to insult him. He had made a promise to his mother that he would go to church and have the priest pray for his sister. I guess I was as close as he could find.
Now, what do you do? Do you pray for his sister or not?
I decided to thank Jesus for his salvation, that Gilberto's sister was in the hands of a gracious God. That, being in the presence of Jesus was better than anything on this earth. That in the presence of Jesus she wouldn't want to come back again.
I prayed that Jesus received her into his presence.
The reality is I didn't exactly know WHAT to pray. I certainly don't pray for the dead.
I pray for the living. He seemed to be OK with all that. What do you do when someone asks you to pray for someone no longer here on this earth?
I actually don't know.
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Sometimes it seems like all is going down.
He brought me to reality by saying, "On November 5th I will wake up and serve the King".
I am hopeful. I am beleiving God. On the other hand, we rise up and do battle in the Spirit. I have been fasting in the hope of getting a word from God.
He has been silent on the whole election situation. I don't know why other than to acknowledge that He is not a vending machine of the Prophetic. Sometimes he is silent.
He is no less God, creator of all things.
He says so in Isahih 44. All the polls, all the prognostication, all the armwaving on all the media is just so much smoke. What does the creator of all things say?
24 "This is what the LORD says—If you change the words Jerusalem and Judah and Cyrus to the nomenclature of today in the USA it will help you..
your Redeemer, who formed you in the womb:
I am the LORD,
who has made all things,
who alone stretched out the heavens,
who spread out the earth by myself,
25 who foils the signs of false prophets
and makes fools of diviners,
who overthrows the learning of the wise
and turns it into nonsense,
26 who carries out the words of his servants
and fulfills the predictions of his messengers,
who says of Jerusalem, 'It shall be inhabited,'
of the towns of Judah, 'They shall be built,'
and of their ruins, 'I will restore them,'
27 who says to the watery deep, 'Be dry,
and I will dry up your streams,'
28 who says of Cyrus, 'He is my shepherd
and will accomplish all that I please;
he will say of Jerusalem, "Let it be rebuilt,"
and of the temple, "Let its foundations be laid." '
And, does verse 25 remind you of anyone you watch on TV or read in the paper?
Thursday, October 16, 2008
The prophetic word has had a great impact in his life. It has changed him - forever. He is hungry to hear a word from God and is hearing lots of them from lots of people. That's a 1 Corinthians 14 thing. Hearing the word of Prophecy with great Joy. Then the parable of the soils kicks in. Not all of it falls on fertile ground. Some is lost. Some lost by the moving of the Spirit of God.
Having walked in the prophetic for a long time and as one who lives by every word that emerges from the Mouth of God I will counsel my dear brother in Christ on this experience and what our posture towards this should be. I believe he will benefit from experience that I and others have had in the realm of the prophetic. This will help people who are new to all this.
I would appreciate any input from you (constructive input thank you) on how to deal with a prophetic word given.
Here are a few truths:
- Prophets many times don't seem to be very skilled, refined or qualified. Don't let that throw you. Prophets are very human. God uses imperfect earthen vessels.
- All Prophecy must line up with the Word of God. If it doesn't or seems to be out of harmony with the Written Word, question it.
- The power of the prophetic is how it witnesses to your spirit. Sometimes it takes a long time for the word to mature and grow in your heart. Don't spend too much time trying to interpret the word, do as Mary the Mother of Jesus did, ponder everything in your heart.
- Prophecy should nearly always be encouraging. It should warn us 5% and encourage us 95%. If a warning is given, a promise of redemption will always follow. God never takes you down a dead end street.
- Judging the word given according to the scriptures is a function of seeing how it lines up with the precepts above.
- Sometimes, hopefully not too much, prophecy will sound flat, empty, superfluous seemingly inspired only by the pizza or pigs feet eaten last night. Don't be discouraged. Let it rest. The Spirit of God will bring it back to remembrance as you need it or discard it. Don't judge the person who brought the flat prophecy. They may still be growing in their prophetic gift.
I have received hundreds, maybe thousands of personal prophetic words in my life from people gifted or otherwise. I received them all gladly. But some are still fully alive in my Spirit even after 20 years. Most have fallen away. I trust the Spirit of God to reveal himself to me in confirming his word spoken thru the prophets. He always does.
If you flow in the prophetic you may have additional input in this area. I would appreciate it.
Healing services: Geneva Lutheran Church will host a Service of the Word for Healing at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18 and at 8 and 10:30 a.m, Sunday, Oct. 19. The church is located at 301 S. Third St., Geneva.Services will include prayer, worship, laying on of hands and other practices. For more information, call 630-232-0165 or visit www.genevalutheran.org.
I can't prove it, but I suspect that when God made himself known in Lakeland earlier this year He got people's attention.
Could this be a manifestation of the Church at Large's embrace?
I think it's time. Kairos time.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
It's not an "ON COMMAND" function.
There is an other way. If I spend a great deal of time praying in the Holy Ghost and/or listening to some very anointed music, usually IHOP or Heather Clark or David Ruis then my spirit will settle down and I can once again hear his voice.
It's not that I don't want to, it's because I let other things get in the way.
I know Biblically it's not right to say anything about it, but Peggy and I have decided at the encouragement of Apostle Lyon to fast for the next 3 days. I want to hear what God is saying. Fasting does that. We are fasting regarding the economy, the election and fear.
I want a breakthru. So do you. Fasting doesn't impress God, it focuses our flesh and our spirit.
Not a big thing. Peggy and I have done this a great deal. I'm believing God will show himself mighty.
We are not only fasting food and drink, (other than water), we are fasting TV. It's time to get our spirits back in tune with HIS.
Like I said at the beginning of all this, I get tired and busy and preoccupied and it crowds out His voice.
That's a CRIME.
Time to crawl back up on Father's Knee and ask Him to whisper in my ear.
Speak Daddy, I'm listening.
Each week I explained in detail each of the parts of the armor in the context of what a person in the days of Paul the apostle would have understood. What a breastplate did and how it was worn. What a Shield was, how it was used and best how it was used in the context of other shield bearers as encouragement for those to come into fellowship with other Christians in a church and lock shields with them. Then of course I segued into how that applies to those who are fighting the good fight today and what that all means.
One of the elements of the full armor was the Helmet of Salvation. How important the helmet was. To keep a person's most essential function secure. I couldn't find a real helmet. I brought several pictures of helmets in that day. I then demonstrated how they allowed for hearing, allowed for seeing but protected the head. How we must be able to see and hear to do battle but must protect our Soul and Mind.
I taught that salvation was much more than just getting to heaven. It's about hope. It's about hope for a future, being rescued, being saved from destruction, from perishing on this side of the veil.
Heaven is already in. What about not becoming subject to the economic downturns, to the political gyrations, to the evil in the world. How can one protect themselves? By wearing the helmet of salvation, hope in Jesus. Even if the whole world goes completely nuts, we can live in assurance that our hope is not in the world but in the saving grace of God. HERE. NOW.
To illustrate exactly what one of those ancient helmets might have looked like, I fashioned one out of tinfoil. With the ear holes. How much it did or didn't cover. What it would look like according to the pictures.
It wasn't an exact replica. Crudely done. But it made the teaching point. At that time I was doing a fair amount of teaching at the Church. People seemed to enjoy a spirit filled teaching curricula. Then certain religious people, people who don't have the fullness of the Spirit dwelling in them, those who are the kind of Church Dividers who cause trouble for every pastor, decided to come out against this series of teaching. Since that time I have determined NOT to teach there again until those anti Christ spirits are cast out. I'm like Paul the apostle, when I teach I cause Riots or Revival. At this church I still cause riots. I will defer until the evil is exorcised.
They need to have this style of teaching. They need to know what the helmet of Salvation is and how it can bring them peace in troubled times.
I wore it downstairs before the class to encourage a few people to come and hear this one important teaching. One did. For that person I suspect they have been to this day encouraged.
To the people who were somehow scandalized by the wearing of a tinfoil replica of the helmet of salvation my advise would be that they come to Jesus. Religion has blinded you. The devil likes it that way.
2 Corinthians 4
1 Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not;
2 But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God.
3 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:
4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
5 For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake.
I long ago learned that it's not about me. It's not my reputation. It's not my acceptance that's important. What matters most is that i preach Jesus. I do.
I don't expect this will convince anyone, I do expect that Satan will continue to blind those who refuse to see because of blind religion. Only by rejecting this evil influence can anyone be set free. The first step is coming to Jesus. My spirit says that those who so attack are are under the influence of an evil anti Christ Spirit and may not even be saved in their rebellion.
I am not a compassionate person. I'm a Prophet. I weep for the lost but when an evil spirit comes against me I first must cast out the spirit before I can deal with the lost person. A person who speaks words of faith and yet manifests an evil spirit without renouncing it is headed for Hell.
Read that example as Judas.
Peter came under the influence but repented.
REPENT! For the kingdom of God is at hand.
Monday, October 13, 2008
I'm busy. Busyness crowds out the voice of God. I have much to do and little time to do it.
So, God is not Silent, I'm not listening.
OH, I have received some reassurances, some insights, some word of faith, some encouragement.
Just not the Rehma word of God.
The only thing I have received this morning that is new and fresh is the Lord says, "Watch and see what I am doing before your very eyes. It is a thing that will cause wonder. Things prophesied years ago are coming to pass. In your seeing eyes, this is THAT".
Maybe that's all I'm supposed to get this morning. Maybe that's enough. How much manna is enough? Enough.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Sometimes it's Pickled Pigs feet. or Pizza.
This morning it's something else.
Mourning, not Morning is Broken. Whatever in your life that you have been mourning, loss, pain, difficulty, fears, anxiety or death of a person or idea, MOURNING IS BROKEN.
The Spirit of God says:
For his anger lasts only a moment,
but his favor lasts a lifetime;
weeping may remain for a night,
but rejoicing comes in the morning.
And even when things around you look like they are burned to the ground, here's what the Lord says:
1The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;
2To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;
3To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.
4And they shall build the old wastes, they shall raise up the former desolations, and they shall repair the waste cities, the desolations of many generations.
If there are ashes, beauty can't be far behind. That's the promise.
Saturday, October 11, 2008
And in economics. Wars and rumours of wars. Raging.
True peace is found only in Jesus. I'm reminded once again. Oh, we'll have times. We live in time. Eternity is the only perfect peace. I want to be there. Sometimes I think I spiritually cross over into eternity for a moment or two. Serenity comes.
Then Time and the world interrupt.
There is a war and there is peace. Choose peace. It's never going to be here. Only there and sometimes as a gift to your spirit here.
26 But the Comforter, [which is] the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
And THAT is why we must have the word of God hidden in our hearts. IT's PEACE.
Friday, October 10, 2008
EYE OF THE STORM - ELECTIONS - ECONOMIC COLLAPSE
And THE LORD SAID - Tell my people that THEY DO NOT HAVE TO FEAR .Things will get ROUGH-Things will get TURBULENT- BUT I WILL KEEP THEM SAFE IN THE EYE OF THE STORM
The Lord woke me up in the early hours of the morning last week before the bailout was passed – It was around four am in the morning and I kept hearing one sentence over and over again and that sentence was ‘EYE OF THE STORM – EYE OF THE STORM..’ and then I started to hear Psalm 91 as well, and I said to the Lord – ‘Father – your people are very familiar with Psalm 91, but I sensed this was DIFFERENT – there was such a specific and powerful rhema anointing on this Psalm concerning the current financial situation. “He who dwells in the secret place of the most high shall remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the almighty whose power no foe can withstand. You shall not be afraid of the terror of the night nor of the arrow, the evil plot slanders of the wicked or the NASDAQ OR THE DOW JONES THAT PLUMMETS by day. A thousand may fall at your side and ten thousand at your right hand but it shall not come near you because you have made the LORD your refuge.”
And I sensed that the Lord was so deeply moved by the prayers and cries of His children regarding the current economic turmoil and I believe that He is talking to some of you right now and He’s saying – BELOVED CHILD – BELOVED SON – BELOVED DAUGHTER BECAUSE YOU HAVE MADE ME – THE LORD – THE MOST HIGH - YOUR REFUGE AND YOUR DWELLING PLACE. I SHALL PROTECT YOU –
BECAUSE YOU HAVE GIVEN ME YOUR HEART –
BECAUSE YOU HAVE GIVEN ME YOUR LIFE –
BECAUSE YOU HAVE GIVEN ME YOUR SUBSTANCE,
YOUR SUBSTANCE SHALL BE PROTECTED IN THE EYE OF THE STORM. FOR I THE MOST HIGH AND LIVING GOD SHALL BY MY OWN RIGHT ARM PROTECT YOUR SUBSTANCE EVEN IN THE EYE OF THE STORM.
And I remembered a prophecy the Lord had given me so many years ago in 1999 in the Journal of the Unknown prophet part of which had said –
And so great terror shall strike at the heart of those who have ruled the nations by control and manipulation- by trade and by extortion- as they their idols collapse before them. And so the great shaking and the judgements upon the Earth shall begin. They exchange the worship of Me, the Living God, for that of stocks and shares and gold and bonds- for the worship of oil and armaments. They have exchanged their souls for that which cannot save them. For so it is that as their life expires, all they have amassed in the high places of the earth, all their idols shall stand silent.
And I knew with a great dread that part of what we were all experiencing in the tumult of the world economic shake up was actually the Lords JUDGEMENT on the trading systems of the world - But at the very same time, I sensed His great mercies start to flow and His overwhelming compassions and fervency of His love for His own Household – for YOU His child. And it seemed to me that the Lord was saying a very different thing to his children.
And He said, Wendy - I want you to tell my people that THEY DO NOT HAVE TO FEAR .
Things will get ROUGH
Things will get TURBULENT
BUT I WILL KEEP THEM SAFE IN THE EYE OF THE STORM.
Tell my people – It is time to fly by the instruments by the weapons of their warfare
It is time for them to fly by FAITH
FOR THEM TO WALK IN THE OPPOSITE SPIRIT OF THE AGE BECAUSE they have set their love on me, the Lord said
BECAUSE they have set their heart on me,
BECAUSE they have set their substance on me,
SURELY I will deliver them and the Father said to me
I am MOVED - I am greatly MOVED FOR my people and BY the prayers of my people at this time.
I SAW BABYLON ABOVE WALL STAND I SAW A NOOSE THAT WAS AROUND THE NECKS OF THE BANKERS, MANY BANKERS, INSTITUTIONS IN THE CITY
And then I saw the word BABYLON and I saw Babylon above WALL STREET and THE FEDERAL RESERVE was there above Wall Street. Then I saw a noose that was around the necks of the bankers, many bankers, institutions in the city and in Wall Street and then I saw the spirit of Babylon just pull on that noose and it started to get so tight around that noose and then I saw Jesus.
Jesus Christ was there walking through Wall Street and he noted every Christian, every follower of his and there were many followers who were actually IN banks and institutions.
I SAW A SPIDERS WEB FROM WALL STREET TO WASHINGTON DC TO THE CONGRESS UP TO THE WHITEHOUSE
I saw believers there who were PRAYING and then I saw a spiders web a huge spiders web, and I saw the spiders web go from wall street and it went to Washington and it went through Congress and the Senate and then up to the White House.
And then I saw a very strange thing I saw two huge FUEL LINES I did not understand( A day later I sensed strongly they represented OIL) and these two fuel lines came directly from Wall Street into the White House and into the Treasury, I saw the word TREASURY in large black capitals .
HIDDEN AGREEMENTS – HIDDEN COVENANTS – PRAY FOR TRUTH AND EXPOSURE OF DARKNESS
And I felt that the Lord said there are HIDDEN AGREEMENTS – HIDDEN COVENANTS and I knew that the Lord said that we as Christians and believers need to pray at this time for TRUTH and to PRAY FOR EXPOSURE OF DARKNESS. That’s what the Lord said. And He said that THERE IS GOING TO BE A SHIFT AND A SWAY – THERE’S GOING TO BE A GOD EXPOSURE OF PEOPLES ROLES THAT I BELIEVE WILL CONTINUE EVEN INTO THE NEXT ADMINISTRATION.
THE ELECTION – AN END TO SHOWMANSHIP – THE LORD IS CALLING FOR SOBER MINDEDNESS – HE IS CALLING FOR MEASURED WISDOM
And then the Lord said He is calling now for TEMPERANCE-
He is calling for SOBER MINDEDNESS
He is calling for MEASURED WISDOM
And then He started speaking about the ELECTION.
And about the SPIRIT ON THE MEDIA in this election and I sensed the Lords grieving - that it was time for us a the Lords own to rise in prayer and bind the JEZEBELIC SPIRIT on the media and the BEGUILING SPIRITS and SPIRITS OF WITCHCRAFT that have been released - It’s a showman spirit on this election.
THE LORDS DISPLEASURE – DIVISIVE ATTACKS – AN OPPOSING SPIRIT TO THE KINGDOM OF GOD
And I sensed the Lords displeasure with the divisiveness and attacks and devouring taking place between the parties in the Election – It was hard for Him to RELEASE HIS FULL BLESSING when the spirits operating over the parties in the Election were the opposing spirit to the KINGDOM OF GOD.
And I sensed the enemy’s pleasure over the divisiveness. I sensed many other things concerning the election –
DO NOT TAKE STOCK IN THE APPEARANCE OF A MAN OR WOMAN – CALL OUT MY JOSEPHS – I AM CALLING FOR MEASURED WISDOM – I AM CALLING FOR TEMPERANCE – I AM CALLING MY JOSEPHS
It was imperative that as the Body of Christ we were not praying our own agendas but the Agenda of the ONLY ONE WHO TRULY KNOWS AND READS ALL HEARTS – AND TO PRAY FOR THE FATHERS WILL AND ONLY THE FATHERS WILL TO BE ACHIEVED IN THE ELECTION.
No matter how much we feel we understand and know we still see through a glass so darkly.
And I heard the same words again – Temperance – Sober mindedness – Measured Wisdom.
He said many other things which I will share if the Lord releases me to do so in the weeks ahead but I am not led to share them at this time. However I sense with a great burden that the Lord is calling for His people to cover the election with heaven directed prayer.
TORNADO – EYE OF THE STORM PASSING OVER HOUSES
And finally I saw this huge tornado and it was the financial situation upon the earth.
And I saw it come and there was a whole city and it just went through the whole city and the city was devastated and I saw these houses that stayed and they were beautiful and they were completely intact.
The eye of the storm passed over these houses but they were completely intact. Nothing was touched. Not their gardens or fences.
And the Father said ‘For those of you who have loved him
For those of you who have served HIM
For those of you who have set your heart on him
And he keep saying who have kept your substance on him
He said the destroyer will pass over them because the blood of the lamb, the living blood of the lamb was over all of those houses which represent the people who have truly loved the lord and their substance is set on the lord.
And it was like a canopy, the protection of the lord that even as the eye of the storm passed across your life, your finances, your mortgages, passed across the banks –
The Lord promised THAT HE IS GOING TO KEEP YOU. THAT HE IS NOT GOING TO LET YOU DOWN, THAT HE WILL NOT FORSAKE YOU THAT HE TRULY IS WITH YOU AND THAT YOU WILL SEE HIS PROVISION, YOU WILL SEE HIS LOVE AND THAT YOU WILL SEE WHAT YOU HAVE INTACT IN HIS DAY.
“And thousand may fall at your side and ten thousand at your right hand but it shall not come near you.” Only a spectator you will be.
This is an excerpt from the Unknown Prophet written many years ago but for all who have served the Lord faithfully with their substance .The Lord said
‘ But for those who have been found faithful to My Father in the monetary matters of the earth, to those who have not set their heart upon the possessions and the riches that I have blessed them with, but have laid up their treasures in Heaven and have given of My substance to feed the poor and those of lesser fortune than themselves- for those who have poured out My substance through the vehicles that I have raised up to preach the gospel in these end-times and have given of their generously and joyfully with a thankful heart- to these ones comes a multiplication, a multiplication not as in the past. For in the past it was a multiplication of five and of tens, but in this coming time, says the Lord, I shall multiply My substance supernaturally upon these ones that it shall be a hundred and a thousand fold. And I shall yet open up unseen riches that until now have been hidden in the secret places of the Earth. And to these ones I shall pour out upon the gold of Ophir and the treasures of Solomon. I shall pour upon them the gold hidden deep under the earth and the oil, even the oil shall come into their hands. These will not have to tremble when My Judgment falls for I shall keep their substance safe in the eye of the storm. For their substance is indeed My substance and their inheritance is My inheritance. For they are the proven ones, the ones whose treasure is fixed in Me.
And so in these latter days you shall see them come forth as guiding lights rising from within the world system but rising from out of the world’s system. Yes they shall rise. Watch now and see if they will not come forth. And through them My ministers shall be blessed, and shall yet be financed and shall be preached through all the nations of the Earth. So be it. Amen
For Example, John 3:16 God Loves the World of people that he gives so we can enter eternity now and forever.
Inverted is: Satan hates you and me so much that he wants us to die here and forever in eternity. His goal is for us to perish.
What that does is amplify and intensify the truth of God revealed in scripture.
So, when I see the fear and panic that exists in our country today I see the real author of all this.
Jesus says Fear Not. Satan says, be afraid, nothing is going to be alright, you are going to die, it's over for you.
Jesus says my Yoke is easy, come to me I will give you rest. Satan says worry, panic, don't sleep, commit suicide.
So, when I see all that is going on in the world I see the fingerprints of the enemy all over them.
Now is the time to decide who you are going to trust. Yourself and your money or the One who created it all.
For this reason I also suffer these things, but I am not ashamed; for I know whom I have believed and I am convinced that He is able to guard what I have entrusted to Him until that day. 2 Timothy 1:12
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
I listen to see if it lines up with scripture so I know it's not me.
It is like a small seed and then it blossoms into a full tree. It all happens very quickly.
If I have any distractions at all I lose what the Lord is saying.
It's all about the still small voice. If you aren't small and still you can't hear his voice.
Then in that quiet I record what I hear. Sometimes I let it gestate until it's complete.
The real discipline I had to develop was to shut off everything in my life to hear him. I have learned to shut off my mind from even having outside thought.
I hope I haven't turned you off, but it's important for those who want to develop the prophetic gift to know what is needed.
Quiet time. A lot of Quiet time. All alone. Don't even read your bible. Think about nothing.
Unless you want to inquire of the Lord in the area. Write it down. Speak it out. Don't be impatient. He will answer, it might take days but he always answers.
There are some in this battle who are militant. I won't link to them but some are beyond the pale.
Last night I looked at a site with photos of babies taken shortly after being aborted. One who was just a few weeks from full term delivery.
Horror beyond description.
My spirit is disturbed. I don't know what to do about all this. I don't want to start a campaign. I have enough. But, this is murder pure and simple. No less than the Nazi Holocaust.
I don't know how long it will take for my disturbed spirit to settle down.
Jobs, health, investments, retirement, family, relationships, tragedy, catastrophe.
They all change, sometimes without warning, sometimes with results that are radically painful.
In fact, it seems like the man or woman who thinks they have it all figured out and are set for life depending on worldly things are most vulnerable.
Jesus told the story of a man who had a good crop. His barns were too small to hold everything. So, he said to self, SELF, we got it made, we are set for life, let's build bigger barns and we will live well forever.
Jesus said that this man is a fool. He would die that night. His barns and everything in them would be given away, sold at auction or hauled away as thrash. In living in Europe I visited a large number of Castles. There was a theme. The monarch or ruler that built them all felt like they were building something that would last them forever. Most didn't. Some died insane in the very edifice of their dream.
Yet they labored hard for nothing in the end. Like the man in Jesus' story.
I think of that because in thinking about the report that 2 trillion has been lost from retirement accounts in the last 45 days and that people who thought they had it made no longer do put their trust in temporary things.
Jeremiah 17:5 it says that a man is CURSED if he trusts in human things.
I don't want to be cursed. And neither do you. Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. I don't understand all this but I trust HIM. That matters a lot more than pockets that leak.