Saturday, November 29, 2008
It sure seems that way in many ways "Good" and "Bad". Or so they seem at this sight without the Romans 8:28 implications.
But, I know full well there are hundreds, perhaps thousands of sound prophetic voices ready to be heard. A Blog friend Kelly has pointed me to several. I want to post or link to them and from them. The word of God will set you free and feed you. A fresh word from God can change your life forever.
Of course, for the less "Holy Ghost" inspired among you, relax, ANY word of God MUST always line up with the Printed Word, The Bible and must never contradict it. It might however amplify something or reveal something no one ever saw before, certainly no seminary or Bible College.
I am now of the opinion that Seminary can be a major obstacle to reaching the world for Jesus by compartmentalizing and constraining the living WORD OF THE LIVING GOD.
That's what I am looking for.
Any help from anyone?
Oh, and one other thing. I am not looking for anyone who beats up on other prophets. I have been guilty. I have also been reproved. Thanks. I'll watch it. We don't need to help the world abuse our prophetic brothers and sisters even if they are grossly mistaken.
That's for the wise and discerning to sort out in Judging the Prophetic. There is one such woman who has a blog dedicated to tearing down all forms of the prophetic except her own. In that she will have much to answer for before the Judgement Seat of Christ and I will give he no forum here.
I hope for a response. This just seems like the right thing to do.
It was 4 people. People who openly admitted to being demons. Demons sent to deceive, mislead and generally cause havoc in peoples lives.
They were decent folks, people who you could like, even become friends with. But, they meant you harm. They had no pitchforks or forked tails. Hardly a red suit anywhere. No smell of smoke.
They seemed to feel in my "Conversation" with them that they were misunderstood. That there was no harm in harboring them or even in becoming "Friends".
It was hard to imagine casting them out in the name of Jesus. They seemed so natural.
Yet, that is exactly what I knew I must do. I had to stop cozying up to the demonic influences in my life. Exorcism of them is in order.
I suppose if you are a reader of some of this you think this is a weird dream or vision to have. Or maybe not. I know this one thing. I am more aware of the secret sins and hidden harmless things in my life that I have allowed to take up residence. They must be dealt with. I can't make friends with the devil nor anyone he sent.
I saw and read this by Email this morning. I don't know James Goll personally, I have met him. But, I watched him walk thru his own pain of illness and the pain in loss of his wife a month ago. If anyone understands the power of praying in the Spirit of God he does.
So, I commend this really good teaching to anyone who was or is fuzzy about what the gift of tongues is all about and how we can and do implement it in our private and public prayer life.
From James Goll:
What is Spirit Empowered Prayer?
A. Letting the Holy Spirit Lead
1. Romans 8:14 states, "For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are the sons of God."
2. Just like in a great waltz or dance, you want another to take the lead and gently nudge you in the direction you are to go. Follow the lead of the Holy Spirit and He will guide you into a power prayer that is strong and effective.
B. Letting the Holy Spirit Empower
In Spirit empowered prayer, as it was on the Day of Pentecost (Acts 2), the Holy Spirit will light upon you and give you power that you previously did not know. When you add the Holy Spirit's power to the force of prayer, it is like getting a booster to your missile or rocket. A burst of energy that is not your own will come upon you or even through you, and your prayers will hit the target!
There are various forms of Spirit Led and Spirit Empowered Prayer. Let's take a look at a few of them.
Praying in the Gifts of Tongues
A. Praying in the Spirit through the Gift of Tongues
While there can be many expressions of Spirit empowered praying, praying with the gift of tongues is one of the foremost ways. The following are some key points concerning this type of prophetic intercession.
1. Praying in the Spirit is your spirit communicating directly with God. It is primarily for use in your devotional prayer life for intercession, praise, and worship.
a. 1 Corinthians 14:2 - "For one who speaks in a tongue does not speak to men, but to God; for no one understands, but in his spirit he speaks mysteries."
b. 1 Corinthians 14:28b - "...let him speak to himself and to God."
2. Praying in the Spirit is a Perfect Prayer
a. Romans 8:26 - "And in the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words."
b. 1 Corinthians 14:14 - "For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays, but my mind is unfruitful."
c. Since you do not always know how or what to pray in a given situation, you can bring the need before the Lord by praying in the Spirit. The Holy Spirit, your Helper, enables you to pray as you ought thereby praying in the Lord's will.
d. Praying in the Spirit is a means by which the Holy Spirit intercedes through your spirit. This is where we get the term "prayer language."
3. Praying in the Spirit has Definite Meaning
a. Although you do not understand what you are praying, God does. He who inspired it also comprehends it.
b. 1 Corinthians 14:10 - "There are, perhaps, a great many kinds of languages in the world, and no kind is without meaning."
4. Praying in the Spirit Edifies the Person Praying
a. As you use this prayer language consistently, you become built up, strengthened, and encouraged. You then have the refreshing ability to continue on in your intercessory warfare task.
b. 1 Corinthians 14:4a - "One who speaks in a tongue edifies himself..."
c. Jude 1:20 - "But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith; praying in the Holy Spirit."
5. Praying in the Spirit has the Authority of Heaven Behind It
a. There is no way you could know in the natural when satan and his demonic forces will launch an attack. But the Holy Spirit will prompt you at the strategic, opportune time and keep you on the alert.
b. James 5:16b - "The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much."
c. 1 Corinthians 14:15 - "What is the outcome, then? I shall pray with the spirit and I shall pray with the mind also; I shall sing with the spirit and I shall sing with the mind also."
d. Like Paul, you can pray in the spirit and praise and worship Jesus. As you do this, you regain territory from the demonic kingdom in the lives of those for whom you are praying.
e. This perfect prayer and praise weapon is powerful and always on target. Praise and prayer in tongues is God's secret anti-ballistic missile!
B. Diversities of Tongues
1. 1 Corinthians 12:1, 4-7, 27-28:
"Concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant."
"Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God, which worketh all in all. But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal
"Now ye are the Body of Christ, and members in particular. And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues."
2. There are Different Types of Tongues
There is more than one kind of tongue. In 1 Corinthians 12:28 (above), the word translated "diversities" is the Greek word genos, which means "kin" or "offspring." It is a term that is used to refer to a collection of different things belonging to the same group or family. In other words, diversities of tongues are heavenly utterances that are all different from each other, yet all are related to one another by the same Spirit.
3. Examples of Diversities of Tongues
a. Tongues at the filling of the Holy Spirit - Acts 2:1-4; 10:44-46; Mark 16:17.
b. Tongues for interpretation - 1 Corinthians 12:7-10; Isaiah 28:11.
c. Tongues of edification - Jude 1:20; 1 Corinthians 14:4.
d. Tongues as a sign to the unbeliever - 1 Corinthians 14:22.
e. Tongues of intercession - Romans 8:26. The word groanings in this verse can be translated "inarticulate speech." It refers to speech that does not originate in the intellect or with the understanding. It is speech that is not related to race of nationality. Inarticulate speech includes, but is not limited to "other tongues."
f. Tongues of Warfare
There is a place where the Holy Spirit goes on the offensive. He battles through us. Sometimes there is a coupling together of the gift of faith with tongues. A rising within occurs and a push or urge to launch out against the demonic forces happens. Sometimes it is the wedding between discerning of spirits and tongues. You combat or attack the dark force, commanding it to flee.
In these situations, you are operating in a "militant tongue" or "warring with the gift of tongues." When you pray in this type of tongue, you are attacking the powers of darkness. You are taking authority over the power of satan. You are rebuking the enemy and rejecting his plans for your life by the power of the Holy Spirit who dwells within you. This is the tongue of intercession engaged in warfare. Deliverance, healing, and liberty can come through the power of warring in the gift of tongues.
A. Never Give Up!
Never Give Up! Passionately pursue God and tenaciously pursue your enemy until you prevail! Love never quits and as intercessors we are called to prevailing prayer motivated by the love of God – not just sporadic praying! Be constant in your prayers. Never Give Up!
B. The Watchmen's Anointing
In Spirit empowered prayer, an anointing of a watchman can be granted to you. You are watching to see in the Spirit what the enemy is doing and what the Holy Spirit desires to do. You take the keys of the Kingdom and bind up darkness and may see the opposite spirit of the Lord's presence. Watch! Be alert! Be vigilant! Be on your guard!
C. The Words of Jesus' Word from Matthew 11:12
"The Kingdom of Heaven suffers violence and the violent take it by force."
Such will be the Holy Spirit empowered intercessors in a last generation! Will you be among them? Will you volunteer freely?
Let's Pray: Father, I want to make a difference! I want to take the Kingdom by force. Teach me Spirit empowered and Spirit led prayer. Anoint me with a prayer power that goes beyond my natural mind. Take me further than I have ever been before, for Your Kingdom's sake. In Jesus name, Amen and Amen!
James W. Goll
Thursday, November 27, 2008
This season, He is our comfort food.We all know the story of the Pilgrims giving thanks to God after surviving their horrific first winter in New England. But, I wonder, why did the people responsible for instituting the Thanksgiving holiday in America select Thursday as the day to celebrate it? Could they have had Maundy Thursday in mind; the church "high day" commemorating Christ's Last Supper? Whether or not that was the case, there are powerful applications and similarities between Jesus and the dinner He shared with His disciples and the dinner we Christians will be sharing with our friends and families this week.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Joseph in Egypt comes to mind. He revealed to Joseph what was to happen. He made things come to pass to bring him into place. Then, Joseph ends up in prison. In a holding pattern.
I wonder often if on his bed at night he didn't wonder why or how he should do what he was purposed to do. He didn't have ambition. He had a promise, a calling.
Yet it seemed like he was placed on a shelf. Things seemed to stop.
A year ago God told me to do something. I moved aggressively ahead. Contacted some people God told me to contact. All systems were go. Then in March things seemed to slow and then stop. I tried to move ahead. Nothing. No release.
Things just stopped. It was like being in a prison from my purpose in this area.
I had begun to form the important connections that was part of what God wanted to do. This seemed to make sense.
Then in the middle of the whole process by June I just stopped. Or more important, God put it on hold. I was confused, wondering, what was this all about. Why are we stopping here?
At first it occurred to me that the noise and clamor of the presidential election would overshadow the mission and render any efforts neutral. I thought, after the election and peoples eyes are back on life as we know it, then that will be the Kairos Moment. The fullness of time.
Then September exactly 7 years after the attacks on the Twin Towers with a 777 point drop in the dow. The beginning of the economic collapse was revealed that we are now experiencing.
The prophetic implications of all this are huge. I still don't have the go ahead, but the wisdom of God on putting me in "Purpose Jail" like Joseph is right on the money.
Joseph was ready for Egypt when he went to Jail, But Egypt wasn't yet ready for Joseph. It took years. Until the need for a plan already in the heart of God to be released to preserve His people. God's plan he purposed me to is ready, but the country was not ready to hear it.
I have a sense that this is what has happened. NOW, (or Soon) the Kairos moment will come. It will be time to act. To gather into barns the white fields of a ready harvest. And the ways to do that have been already demonstrated.
When Barack Obama was using viral marketing to raise millions and millions of dollars he was using exactly the kind of method the Lord told me to use. I had done it before at Katrina.
Perhaps the Obama strategy succeeding in plain view was there to demonstrate to me that this would not only work, but succeed. And to others who might have doubts.
I had a key person in all this step out of the vision early on. That put a stop on further forward movement. I know this is not about me. God has given the vision and the strategy. I just don't yet have that key piece in place. God will provide.
What stirred me to write this was a note from Nancy Minor who was helpful and reassuring. I need to be reassured too. It said in part:
Gene when I was in intercession on Sat. I saw much upheaval in the spirit realm. It was like watching an earthquake cause the ground to become uneven and unstable... but the upheaval is bringing a realigning and it is really a good thing in the end.
It has been a hard and long year. We've face much personal battle here on the home front, and I had to cancel all 3 of the mission trips... but my Life belongs to HIM and that is all that matters to me. I was in a car accident the end of Sept. and our ministry van was destroyed. I got banged up and had whiplash, was out of work for a month-but it was meant to kill me I know.That did not happen. I have made a decision that if I was radical before- I am going to be even more so... and I am pressing in to KNOW HIM as never before. Hence there have been some major assaults. The enemy hates those who live on the edge with God, especially if they are flowing in the Prophetic or Apostolic.
Don't doubt yourself or the call Gene. Don't second guess yourself. The attacks are coming because you are standing and not backing down. Look what happened to John the Baptist. He KNEW Jesus was the one they had awaited- they had a special connection in the spirit from the womb even! But when the attacks became so strong and ongoing and it seemed like he was forgotten in prison...he began to question. Jesus didn't' chide him, or rebuke him now did he? No, he didn't even directly answer the question that John asked! Instead he said, tell him what you've experienced- the Blind see the lame walk, the dead are raised, demons flee. He did not defend himself or get upset, instead he REMINDED JOHN of the things that had been prophesied and promised. He refocused him. He answered the unspoken- No John you didn't miss it- your years in the desert were not in vain. The end of your life will show that your life had great value because you announced ME. And Gene, that is what I see and hear for you... It hasn't been a waste. You haven't missed Him. And HE ain't through with you YET!
Adjustments and upheavals are not fun, but they are necessary... He won't let you rest on your lees- he keeps pouring you out into different containers so that each time the wine of your life becomes sweeter and purer and better.
Sometimes there is a holding pattern because they are not prepared and ready on ground yet. Sometimes it is because the plane is not ready to take off yet.
He is perfecting everything that concerneth us. I trust that when the timing is right- we shall be ready, all players in position and ready to receive (just like in football- right?) and move on and with what God is releasing.
My Father is teaching me patience and endurance. All in due time- we will NOT be denied. I am content to wait Gene. He does all things well. It'll be good. "Delay is NOT denial. " (Prophetess Bobbie Jean Merck)
Now you know why I love the prophetic word so much. Nancy, thank you, I needed to hear that. I am so thankful for friends of the Spirit who are full of the Holy Ghost who encourage and support one another. Prophets need Prophets to Prophecy to them to encourage greater boldness and confidence in God.
Those who know of this will understand, to the rest who might read this you will just have to wait and see what he is up to.
So will I.
Until the fullness of time.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Let it rain....
Prophesied on November 16, 2008 - Pasadena, California:
A Small Cloud Shall Bring Rain
The Spirit of God says, "You have waited, you have seen nothing." The sky is void of even the sign of a drop of rain. We have looked and we have looked and we have searched, but nothing in our sky. God said, "Your sixth time has come to an end: the end of carnal sight, the end of carnality within the eyes of men. Now you shall step into the seventh sight. And once you see it, it shall come in abundance," says the Lord!
How many of you can hear it? The sound of abundance! The thunder clouds! Those are thunder, lightning.
We have entered into the era of the seventh sight, the seventh watch. "You have just been given sight, for this small cloud now shall bring rain to your business, rain to your ministries, rain to this nation and rain to California," says the Lord.
"There shall be a sign," says the Spirit of the Living God. "There shall be a sign," says the Spirit of the Lord. "Hear Me, people of this nation. Now these words are not gentle and quiet. Hear these words:
"You have been in division and discord. You have stood in two opinions. Now let it be at rest. You shall not stand as one with two opinions. It is now time for you to decide this day: Is it the Lord who you follow or it is man that you follow? Is it the Lord's prophets you follow or is it the prophets of Baal that you follow?"
God said, "There has been a line drawn and now it is time for Me to disintegrate the force that has caused this division, that has caused strife in this nation. I will send you a sign. I will bring torrents of rain and your flowers shall bloom; your flowers shall have a fragrance at a time when they are not supposed to. And I will show you that the Rose of Sharon shall once again be the Rose of the Rose of Sharon, says the Lord!
I'm Talking About the Greatest and the Nicest Storm We've Ever Had in Our Lives
We stand in California with fires surrounding us. I'm interested in nothing else, Lord, but to pronounce Your will. The Spirit of God has moved into this building, but more so He has moved out of this building. Thousands are watching now by the technology that has been afforded to us in this day. You who are watching, come to this altar.
This is about something that has just been announced. We have had six watches, and every time we've gone to watch for the pronouncement and the fulfillment of the word of the Lord, it's been empty. The sky has not produced one sign, and it's been a dry land and a dry time. But now we have moved out of the sixth watch, and that which seems so small will bring so much!
Do you understand? Tonight, as we stand and gather around this altar as God told me to do nothing else, He said, "Gather the people around My altar and let them see, for we have now entered the seventh watch to go and see." Rain, we command you to come! You have no choice. The Lord has spoken, who can but prophesy? Rain, we command you to come!
For the sign is around us. For Elijah, it was fire, fire, and the fire that surrounded them consumed the sacrifice - and then came the rain. The fire has come, the fire has consumed, and now we command what God spoke tonight for this nation. Let it rain! Let it rain! Let it rain! Let it rain! Let it rain! Rain, rain, rain, rain, rain, rain, rain, rain, rain, rain, rain, rain, rain!
Now it's starting to rain in California.
A LOT - Let it rain.
We have enough gloom and doom. God is not confused or baffled by all this.
A small part:
“My children, you are up against insecure and difficult times. Fear and darkness loom ahead of you. Dark clouds are looming on the horizon. Great and mighty storms are about to shake the world. But I assure you my children; I will not leave you, even for a moment. It will shake you too. Even you will not be spared. But with my help and strength, you will survive all the crises, if you follow my instructions.
The afflictions that would overwhelm and destroy you will not prevail over you. I will ensure that. For I, the Lord am your shield, and remain your protection. I am your strong armour. I will take every attack of the hell for you.
You can do nothing to ward off these storms. I therefore place myself between you and the storms, and calm it for you, so that there will be no damage done you. It would just bounce off me. It will only pass by you like a mighty thunderstorm, like a great thunder.
My children take heed! I will bring you to my safety just at the right time. I will gather you under my wings, and take you into my care. I will free you from all your ballast, right on time. I am taking the rudder out of your hand. Do not be afraid when one thing or the other is taken from you; when one thing or the other separates itself from you. I am freeing you from every unnecessary ballast, from difficult people, and wrong paths from everything that will only serve as problems and distress for you during these great times of crises.
Just like the dry leaves are blown away by the autumn wind, so will everything that is unnecessary, fall off you during this period. The storms are a work of my Spirit. I am preparing my church for myself”
And thus says the Lord, “Heed my instructions, and follow my directions. Listen to that still small voice. I am like the shepherd, who is now bringing his fold into safety in these dangerous times.
What you now see happening in the world, and amongst my people is nothing more than a “moving away” of the flock from the mountains. Things have changed. We are in a new era. The hard cold winter breaks forth. You, my sheep, cannot survive the winter up there on the mountains. That is why I am bringing you down from the sparse, dangerous heights into the valley, where you can have enough good pasture land, and live in safety. I am bringing you down to a stable and healthy plane (plain), where you can survive well, and have everything that you need. Your well-being is the desire of my heart”, says the Lord."
Read the whole thing.
IT’S ALL DIFFERENT NOW. Isn’t that what they always say in the middle of a bubble?
The trillions of dollars in public funds U.S. officials are putting on the line to stabilize financial markets and protect the economy from a deep recession would, in normal times, inspire fear of soaring inflation and a tumbling dollar.
But these are not normal times.
Could we be in the midst of a “bailout bubble?” And if so, what happens when it bursts?
UPDATE: A cheerful reader emails:
There are three scenarios for what comes after the bailout spasm:
The gold bugs predict hyperinflation and the collapse of paper monies around the world.
The Keynesians predict a rerun of the pre-New Deal depression.
Libertarians predict the further emergence of a corporatist fascist state in the mold of continental Europe circa 1936.
The reported panic gun buying and gold coin shortages tell us the US public fears centrally planned evil of some kind.
Oh, goody. Well, usually people’s fears turn out to be exaggerated. Let’s hope this is one of those times.
ANOTHER UPDATE: Reader Lou Minatti offers a sort-of cheerful analysis:
One thing to keep in mind about all of those dollars being created out of thin air by the Fed: This volume of this new “money” pales in comparison to the amount of wealth that has been destroyed over the past year, particularly since this past summer. There are fewer dollars chasing after goods, hence we are seeing deflation. Housing, energy, commodities… it’s all declining as wealth is evaporating. Things that don’t decline in price, like health care and education are heavily supported/subsidized/controlled by various governments. But these too will eventually be hit by deflation.
It’s no coincidence Bernanke, a student of the Great Depression, was brought in. The White House knew what was in store two years down the road. Bernanke will continue to flood the market with liquidity as dollars evaporate in time bombs such as hedge funds.
Cheerful, at least, in that it suggests that those in charge know what they’re doing . . . .
Meanwhile, reader Ric Locke emails:
I somewhat resent the characterization of the current wave of gun buying as “panic”. Prices are going up, yes, but everything’s quite orderly, calm, and reasoned.
We know for sure they’re going to foul it up, and use the situation as a justification to aggrandize themselves and enrich their cronies. Being able to fight back might not help, but it won’t hurt.
Yes, an armed populace raises the cost of some stupid government actions.
The truth is God is still on the throne, Jesus is coming soon, and the Holy Spirit walks with me every beat of my heart. HE is turning pain into progress and people will respond by coming to Jesus.
People come to Jesus in Crisis. The deeper the crisis the more they come. He does all things well.
So, believe God and Believe his Prophets and you will be established and you will prosper.
Monday, November 24, 2008
• Vietnam: Authorities Pressure New Christians to Recant
In violation of Vietnam's new religion policy, authorities in Lao Cai Province in Vietnam's far north are pressuring new Christians among the Hmong minority to recant their faith and to re-establish ancestral altars, according to area church leaders.
Added: Nov 24th, 2008 5:45 AM | Share your opinion!
• Egypt: Christians Arrested, Shops Looted in Village
Authorities in an Egyptian village arrested 50 Coptic Christians, whose shops were then looted, to pacify Muslims following violence that erupted on Nov. 4 over a Christian boy’s unwitting break with custom.
Added: Nov 24th, 2008 5:44 AM | Share your opinion!
• Ami Ortiz: Where's the Justice?
It has been nearly eight months since 15-year-old Ami Ortiz was almost killed by an explosion while opening an innocent looking Purim basket on March 20th, however no arrests have been made despite the fact that the Ariel police have months of surveillance tapes and a considerable amount of evidence in their possession.
Added: Nov 18th, 2008 12:50 PM | Share your opinion!
• Iraq: Court Releases Christian Girl Sentenced for Murder
In prison at the age of 14 for having fatally stabbed her uncle in northern Iraq, Asya Ahmad Muhammad’s early release on Nov. 10 thanks to a juvenile court decision was overshadowed by fear of retaliation from her extended Muslim family.
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• House Church Leader Zhu Baoguo Sentenced to 'Re-education Through Labor'
ChinaAid learned a house church leader in Henan province, Pastor Zhu Baoguo, was sentenced to one year of "re-education through labor," accused of being an "evil cult" leader.
Added: Nov 18th, 2008 5:21 AM | Share your opinion!
• Pastor Still Missing In Colombia; Christians Fear For His Life
Christians in Colombia were still searching for a Christian leader Wednesday, November 12, more than six weeks after he disappeared amid reports that several fellow pastors were killed by leftist rebels.
Added: Nov 13th, 2008 5:50 AM | Share your opinion!
• Iraq Releases Christian Girl From Prison
Authorities in northern Iraq have released a 16-year-old Christian girl who was serving a 3 1/2 years jail sentence for killing her uncle after he attacked her, observers of the case confirmed Wednesday, November 12.
Added: Nov 13th, 2008 5:47 AM | Share your opinion!
• Iran: Son of Martyred Pastor Free on Bail, Awaiting Trial
Concerns about the health and safety of the son of martyred Iranian pastor Hossein Soodmand are swirling around Ramtin Soodmand as he awaits trial for "promoting anti-government propaganda."
Added: Nov 12th, 2008 2:21 AM | Share your opinion!
• China: Legal Wheels Turn Slowly for Uyghur Christian
Chinese officials have yet to declare a new court date for Alimjan Yimit, a Christian house church leader and ethnic Uyghur in China's northwest province of Xinjiang detained since his arrest on Jan. 12.
Added: Nov 12th, 2008 2:19 AM | Share your opinion
"But, Kim, you don't understand; there's not a sign, there's not a sign of abundance. There's not a sign of our fulfillment of our prophetic word." What did you say? God said, "I am bringing you into the seventh watch." You've been six times. You say, "Well, Kim, I've heard that before." No! This is for a specific time. It has been designated. Now comes the cloud to bring the abundance.
What a contradiction! A little cloud brings an abundance of rain to such a degree that men have to scatter and run. Acceleration has already begun, but now we want the storm to come upon us. I'm talking about the greatest and the nicest storm we've ever had in our lives. And God said, "Your flowers shall bring forth a fragrance at a time they are not supposed to, which will be a sign of the Rose of the Rose of Sharon." Can you imagine that this time is created just for us? Now we gather around the altar.
A Golden Opportunity
The Spirit says, "So many have grown hard to My voice because they feel that I have departed, because of empty skies." There comes a time of watching, waiting, laboring...I really believe that God is whispering a secret to us: At our worst possible time, when we have concluded that there is no hope, He suddenly comes as He has done, as is His habit over the centuries of the millennium, before the beginning of time.
What a golden opportunity for God to do it again. Why not? Why not be the generation that can tell a story to their children, when the prognosticators of the universe are giving their predictions, so smug, declaring that, "History has taught us - therefore it shall happen again." And suddenly He comes. But there has to be a prophet that must declare it and there must be a people that will swear it.Kim Clement
Prophetic Image Expressions
He has just prophesied that the people of God are being taken to winter pastures. I have traveled in the world, I have seen sheep led by a shepherd and his dog into winter pastures. It's snowy, it's cold, it's not always lush, but the shepherd is there and his rod and staff comforts.
That's where he sees us going. I resonate with that vision.
In July he received a vision. In October he was given an additional download.
And a couple weeks ago.
I think anyone who wants to understand it all will grasp what those prophetic utterances mean.
Winter pasture isn't comfortable, but it is safety as long as you stick to the shepherd.
Sunday, November 23, 2008
He told me that a Prophet had come to see him from Michigan introduced by another Prophet friend of ours. That during that time some remarkable pronouncements had taken place. Large numbers of prophetic promises.
That as of yesterday 7 of the many prophetic utterances had come to pass.
The question is this. Is this prophet then a better prophet than the one who introduced him to my Pastor friend?
I mean, many of the prophetic utterances have already happened. These are not small things. New paid for building, new home supernaturally for his family. Big things.
So, was the Michigan prophet's prophetic flow more powerful? More accurate?
No. The word of God is the Word of God. We can and do receive what we mix with faith.
For unto us also it hath been declared, in like manner as unto them. But the word of hearing did not profit them, not being mixed with faith of those things they heard.I have experienced prophetic words that I did NOT mix with faith and therefore did NOT receive what was intended by God for me. In that I am poorer.
I have a Pastor Friend who God told me will receive a new building for his ministry. Nothing has yet happened. I have been puzzled.
Maybe it's time to mix that prophecy up with some faith. It's not about me, it's about God's word and how we activate it in our lives.
Mix it up.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Q. Why do prophetic people seem to have a harder time hearing from God for themselves than they do for others?
A. Even as less-than-perfect Christians, it's easy to see why this, if you really think about it, is a good thing, rather than bad.
God made it that way so that we would HAVE to depend upon one another. I have personally prophesied to prophets who were at a level in their prophesying that I've only dreamed of.
Yes, in those few cases, my prophesying was accurate, even to the dates, cities and locations. But the humility of those prophets to receive revelation from a person (like me) was God's intent all along that it should work this way. It keeps the Church operating the way God designed it:
"Now the body is not made up of one part but of many. If the foot should say, 'Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,' it would not for that reason cease to be part of the body. And if the ear should say, 'Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,' it would not for that reason cease to be part of the body. If the whole body were an eye, where would the sense of hearing be? If the whole body were an ear, where would the sense of smell be? But in fact God has arranged the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be. If they were all one part, where would the body be?"
1 Corinthians 12:14-19
Sometimes, I'm an eye to a prophet and vice versa. Sometimes, I'm a mouth. Sometimes, I'm a foot. And so are we all—at any given time.
I was trying to use the fireplace in our home. In trying to light the fire I ran into a problem. There was a dead skunk in the fireplace. We have closed doors on the front. And the chimney has a screen over it. That skunk didn't sneak in there. It didn't find a way on it's own.
I couldn't light the fire without removing the skunk. Removing it was dirty and nasty but necessary before the fire could be ignited and fanned into full flame.
So how did the skunk get into the fireplace? No one snuck into the house and placed it there. I hadn't left the door open.
The truth was I had invited the skunk in. I had allowed him to occupy a place he had no business being. Removing him was messy and difficult but without the removal the fire will never be able to be lit again.
I won't even TRY to explain what this vision means, you will figure it out if you let the Holy Ghost teach you.
He did me.
Friday, November 21, 2008
Sometimes I foolishly try to hide who I am. I try to play games.
If He really knew me He wouldn't love me. So I try to keep Him at a distance so I don't have to stand intimately naked before Him. Fully disclosed. Completely uncovered. All my flaws and foolishness revealed.
Of course I know He already knows everything about me and YET he still loves and accepts me. He doesn't applaud everything I do or did. He just loves me.
So, out of love, He pretends to let me withdraw, to hide in the Garden.
He knew where Adam and Eve were when he asked, "where are you?"
He knows where I am, and yet He lets me pretend to hide until I am ready to draw close to Him once more. Then I discover how deep, wide and high his love for me is.
And once more I am safe. And once more I am able to rest in Him. Hiding myself in HIM.
I don't have to pretend any more.
This morning I remembered a sin from when I was 19 years old. For a brief moment it passed across my mind and grieved me. OH, I have sinned a million times since then, but this one was painful for me. It was a sin against HIM. I know I am forgiven. But, sometimes I want to hide.
Where can I hide, where????
Then He says, "Come, Close, I have a place where you can hide from all your pain". I do, and it all seems to insignificant once more.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
"Some trust in chariots, and some in horses; but we will remember the name of the LORD our God." Psalm 20:7
It is in God that we put our trust. He is where we find our rest. All of our hope is in Him and His promises are sure. He will never leave us or forsake us and will keep us as we abide in His love.
"As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love."
Some Trust in Chariots
While many are putting their trust in man for their deliverance, we must realize that our only hope is in the Lord our God. He is the One who dwells in the center, and all things revolve around Him and Him alone. If we will realize this, absorbing this revelation, we can then enter into a place where all that comes at us will also revolve around Him. When we have placed Him at the center of our hearts to reign on the throne of our lives, all things that we face must bow the knee to Him.
"...that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in Heaven, and of those on Earth, and of those under the Earth..." Philippians 2:10
We function from another realm entirely that transcends the systems and idolatrous thinking of this world. We will have no other gods before us. It is a sight to see how many on the planet are looking for a person, someone or something to worship, but most refuse to acknowledge the only true God. Many have been caught up in the spirit of the world, sponging in soulish hope that is no hope at all, but simply the slight of deception. Many are looking for someone to lead them because they have lost sight of the Lord.
Just as it was with the children of Israel in the desert, many cry out "if God does not come on our terms we will find something or someone to worship and offer everything to him!" (see Exodus 32:8). Of course God never comes on our terms, but does things His way - so He will hand those who rebel against Him over to delusion, giving them over to their sin, iniquity and foolishness (see Romans 1:28). Our hearts must be solidified in the secret place with the Lord. It is only there that we will find true trust, commitment and security in the Lord (see Psalm 91).
Positioned to Praise
With all the transition happening in the earth, those who are positioned in praise before God will be the ones that glow with the glory from His throne. Praise is where our victory lies (see Psalm 22:3). We need to know and experience the spiritual realities of the Kingdom of Heaven in our hearts daily. Praise brings us into such a place where we can experience the power of His love at all times.
God inhabits the praises of His people. We must be reminded of this daily in an experiential way, not just in Word. This requires us to set our hearts and minds in His direction. Our focus needs to be set upon Him, to glorify Him. As we do we will experience victory in our spirit.
Another factor to be aware of is the "noise" level in our souls. If we have a high noise level and have a hard time finding peace, our praise can be just "more noise." We should be asking the Lord to quiet the noise of our heart, anxiousness, frustrations, opinions and all the other stuff that clogs our connection with God.
Once you have pinpointed these things, offer them to the Lord, casting all of them before Him. We should divest ourselves of all concern, asking for His grace to do so. Then begin to lift our voices in praise, clapping our hands and dancing. There is a freedom in being able to worship in this way.
"The work of righteousness will be peace, and the effect of righteousness, quietness and assurance forever" Isaiah 32:17. When this is combined with a "noiseless" soul, there can be deeper experiences with the Lord where the glory of His Presence is like a thick saturation through our beings.
In all these changes going on we need to remind ourselves that nothing is too difficult for the Lord. It is His glory to come in the difficult times and bring breakthrough and blessing, which makes our faith in Him that much stronger. This is really where the rubber meets the road and our faith is tested true as gold. In this place His glory shines the brightest.
"His glory covered the heavens, and the earth was full of His praise. His brightness was like the light; He had rays flashing from His hand, and there His power was hidden."Habakkuk 3:3-4
Brightness is the place He desires to bring His people. He wants our faces to be radiant with His Presence, peace and love. Our connection with Him is solidified as we draw near to Him with pure hearts knowing that only He has the solutions of our days. What is impossible for man is possible with God. This is His delight, to show Himself strong on behalf of His people.
Working All Things Together
"And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose." Romans 8:28
We also must remind ourselves that God has a "no-fail" plan. We have the best plan imaginable because no matter what - all things work together for the good to them that love God and are the called according to His purposes. As long as we align ourselves with His heart and desires we cannot go wrong.
"If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you." John 15:6-8
He is always there as our Father to see that the best comes out of every circumstance and situation. God is always reminding us of promises like these so that we can always stay in a place of faith and expectancy in what He will do. He is continually drawing us saying, "My child, come to Me and I will be your reward and meet your every need." He is not a father who would leave us. He will never leave us nor forsake us but will be with us in all places wherever we go.
Finding His Rest
"Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls." Matthew 11:29
Answers will many times evade us and this is why He entreats us not to seek the answers, but to seek Him. When we find Him we find rest for our souls. As we give Him the firstfruits of our time, He will reward us with the rest that can come no other way. If peace has been lost it is only because we have lost Him. He never leaves us.
He is always right there. To find the rest that He gives the connection must be restored. When this is restored there is a continual flow of His Spirit to water the earth of our hearts. His waters tenderize us and cause us to let all concerns fall away.
"Thus says the LORD God of Israel: 'Concerning the words which you have heard - because your heart was tender, and you humbled yourself before God when you heard His words against this place and against its inhabitants, and you humbled yourself before Me, and you tore your clothes and wept before Me, I also have heard you,' says the LORD." 2 Chronicles 34:26-27
This life is a vapor and worry will only steal the goodness of God that is available to us as His family. His rest is our inheritance and leads us to a place of faith. It is His rest that awaits us in His living room. He is always ready and willing to minister His life to us.
Worship in the Glory!John Belt
"I love you too much to let you chase after lovers who will never satisfy you. Money, Sex, Power, Passion, Prestige, Material Things, Jobs, 401k, Portfolios, Entertainment, Sports, Pleasure, Fashion, Pornography, Politics, and a thousand other diversions that have built a wall of distraction around you that keeps me out. You have chased lesser lovers too long. Your pursuits of them is over. I will do what I promised. I will remove them from you life, make them a waste, starve you out until you return to me".
7And she shall follow after her lovers, but she shall not overtake them; and she shall seek them, but shall not find them. Then shall she say, `I will go and return to my first husband, for then was it better with me than now.'
8For she did not know that I gave her corn and wine and oil, and multiplied her silver and gold, which they prepared for Baal.
9Therefore will I return and take away My corn at the harvest thereof, and My wine in the season thereof, and will recover My wool and My flax given to cover her nakedness.
10And now will I uncover her lewdness in the sight of her lovers, and none shall deliver her out of Mine hand.
11I will also cause all her mirth to cease, her feast days, her new moons, and her Sabbaths, and all her solemn feasts.
12And I will destroy her vines and her fig trees, whereof she hath said, `These are my rewards that my lovers have given me'; and I will make them a forest, and the beasts of the field shall eat them.
13And I will visit upon her the days of the Baalim, wherein she burned incense to them, and she decked herself with her earrings and her jewels, and she went after her lovers, and forgot Me," saith the LORD.
14"Therefore, behold, I will allure her, and bring her into the wilderness, and speak comfortingly unto her.
"It is I and not another that wounds you. It is I and not another who can bind you up again. Nothing else can satisfy.
The pain will be greater the longer you resist the return to me. I love you too much to let you run into the street and die there in the traffic. You would do no less for your own children.
It seems like my dealings with you are harsh for the moment, but they are Love.
Come Return to ME".
A Call to Repentance
1 “Come, let us return to the Lord.
He has torn us to pieces;
now he will heal us.
He has injured us;
now he will bandage our wounds.
2 In just a short time he will restore us,
so that we may live in his presence.
3 Oh, that we might know the Lord!
Let us press on to know him.
He will respond to us as surely as the arrival of dawn
or the coming of rains in early spring.” 4 “O Israel[a] and Judah,
what should I do with you?” asks the Lord.
“For your love vanishes like the morning mist
and disappears like dew in the sunlight.
5 I sent my prophets to cut you to pieces—
to slaughter you with my words,
with judgments as inescapable as light.
6 I want you to show love,[b]
not offer sacrifices.
I want you to know me[c]
more than I want burnt offerings.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
The current economic crisis has many in government, in business and in the church baffled on how to deal with it all. The Father offers all the wisdom we need. He created all things and in that is more than willing and able to provide everything needed that leads to Godliness.
The lack of wisdom people are showing right now in America is rooted in a lack of Godliness.
The Father says: Come to me all who are burdened down and carrying a huge load, I will give you a rest.
I heard the Spirit of the Living God say to me, America is not troubled because of a lack of smart people, it's troubled from a lack of wisdom. Wisdom is my name.
Call on me. I AM wisdom.
1 Listen as Wisdom calls out!
Hear as understanding raises her voice!
2 On the hilltop along the road,
she takes her stand at the crossroads.
3 By the gates at the entrance to the town,
on the road leading in, she cries aloud,
4 “I call to you, to all of you!
I raise my voice to all people.
5 You simple people, use good judgment.
You foolish people, show some understanding.
6 Listen to me! For I have important things to tell you.
Everything I say is right,
7 for I speak the truth
and detest every kind of deception.
8 My advice is wholesome.
There is nothing devious or crooked in it.
9 My words are plain to anyone with understanding,
clear to those with knowledge.
10 Choose my instruction rather than silver,
and knowledge rather than pure gold.
11 For wisdom is far more valuable than rubies.
Nothing you desire can compare with it.
12 “I, Wisdom, live together with good judgment.
I know where to discover knowledge and discernment.
13 All who fear the Lord will hate evil.
Therefore, I hate pride and arrogance,
corruption and perverse speech.
14 Common sense and success belong to me.
Insight and strength are mine.
15 Because of me, kings reign,
and rulers make just decrees.
16 Rulers lead with my help,
and nobles make righteous judgments.
5 Get wisdom; develop good judgment.
Don’t forget my words or turn away from them.
6 Don’t turn your back on wisdom, for she will protect you.
Love her, and she will guard you.
7 Getting wisdom is the wisest thing you can do!
And whatever else you do, develop good judgment.
8 If you prize wisdom, she will make you great.
Embrace her, and she will honor you.
9 She will place a lovely wreath on your head;
she will present you with a beautiful crown.”
10 My child,[b] listen to me and do as I say,
and you will have a long, good life.
11 I will teach you wisdom’s ways
and lead you in straight paths.
12 When you walk, you won’t be held back;
when you run, you won’t stumble.
13 Take hold of my instructions; don’t let them go.
Guard them, for they are the key to life.
14 Don’t do as the wicked do,
and don’t follow the path of evildoers.
15 Don’t even think about it; don’t go that way.
Turn away and keep moving.
16 For evil people can’t sleep until they’ve done their evil deed for the day.
They can’t rest until they’ve caused someone to stumble.
17 They eat the food of wickedness
and drink the wine of violence!
18 The way of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn,
which shines ever brighter until the full light of day.
19 But the way of the wicked is like total darkness.
They have no idea what they are stumbling over.
20 Wisdom shouts in the streets.
She cries out in the public square.
21 She calls to the crowds along the main street,
to those gathered in front of the city gate:
22 “How long, you simpletons,
will you insist on being simpleminded?
How long will you mockers relish your mocking?
How long will you fools hate knowledge?
23 Come and listen to my counsel.
I’ll share my heart with you
and make you wise.
24 “I called you so often, but you wouldn’t come.
I reached out to you, but you paid no attention.
25 You ignored my advice
and rejected the correction I offered.
26 So I will laugh when you are in trouble!
I will mock you when disaster overtakes you—
27 when calamity overtakes you like a storm,
when disaster engulfs you like a cyclone,
and anguish and distress overwhelm you.
THE FEAR OF THE LORD IS THE BEGINNING OF TRUE WISDOM
Proverbs 1:7 (amplified)
The reverent and worshipful fear of the Lord is the beginning and the principal and choice part of knowledge [its starting point and its essence]; but fools despise skillful and godly Wisdom, instruction, and discipline.
Ungodly decisions being made right now have their roots in a lack of Godliness. This is a judgment not of God but of MAN.
Dutch Sheets wrote on this a week or so ago. We are a nation of unwise people.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
What is particularly is how he prophesied over Obama in March of 2008:
For the Spirit of God says hear oh people of Zion . Those who have been afraid in Zion , those who have been afraid in this nation, Fear not! For your news media has intimidated you and therefore it is My turn. Next week I will arise. I will change everything. For they have unfairly spoken against an African man and I'm not talking about Jeremiah Wright. I'm talking about Obama. For God said even though you may think this or that there is an element of righteousness inside of him to reach out for Jesus. Therefore I will sway it next week says the Spirit of God and I will cause My man, My power to exalt in the White House what is necessary to declare victory. For this time I shall rise up and I shall make known who I am in a way that I have never done it in this nation, says the Lord.
For the Spirit of God says, do not say is it this one or is it that one. Hear me out. I am raising up My mantle, My voice. This nation shall be awakened to a spiritual activity that has been dead for 42 years. Listen to me says the Lord. I will take over in a way and in a fashion that will bring a force of spiritual unity in this nation for the first time. You can believe it or not. I will take white and I will take African, and I will bring a unity in the church between the two of them, says the Spirit of God.
This night in America and this next week, God has informed us to watch as he unfolds and reveals things so that you will know that your nation has not been set aside for division and discord but a time in the church where African American, where white or Caucasian, where Hispanic and every race in this nation under the spiritual guidance of the Spirit within a midst of war and division will bring them to a place of unity.
And God said where one race stood on the steps and covered the fields with million men marches and Jesus proclamations, there shall be one of the greatest gatherings at the Capitol that you have ever seen, says the Spirit of God. This time it shall not be black, it shall not be white, it shall not be Hispanic it shall not be from this or that belief but there shall be a unified sound. Two years from now where they will hear the sounds of faith and unity and within this next reign, there will be laws that will be changed in favor of the most High God. Not because of Democrat, not because of Republican, but because of spiritual unity and intervention. I will bring you out of what they call a recession into your highest economy that you've ever had in your next four years, says the Spirit of God. Do not think it impossible, for it shall be so. For the gatekeepers of this nation are not the Mayors nor the Senators. The gatekeepers of this nation are not the Congressmen or the Congresswomen. Yes, they are gatekeepers but the gatekeepers (I am speaking of) of this nation are the spiritual leaders the Apostles and the Prophets the Teachers, the Evangelists the Pastors that I've raised up. And there shall be a sound of unity that will call from heaven the manifestation of God as it has never been in this nation. Get ready for your sons and yours daughters will prophesy just like Joel said in the last days. In the last days your sons and your daughters, they shall be prophets and prophetesses and your old men shall dream dreams. Your young men shall have visions. This is that time, says the Lord of hosts...........................
(March 29, 2008 – Harrisburg , PA)
I believe in and trust the prophetic more than you know, but I know where Kim's heart is and this is not what he wanted to prophesy.
Another man who I trust and respect is Mike Bickle. His take on this recent election is stirring. It's also long. Watch it here. Mike is a good man, I have been connected to his ministry for over a decade and trust him. His words of warning are difficult to hear.
God, help us all.
This makes Isaiah 59 come alive:
The Lord looked and was displeased
to find there was no justice.
16 He was amazed to see that no one intervened
to help the oppressed.
So he himself stepped in to save them with his strong arm,
and his justice sustained him.
17 He put on righteousness as his body armor
and placed the helmet of salvation on his head.
He clothed himself with a robe of vengeance
and wrapped himself in a cloak of divine passion.
18 He will repay his enemies for their evil deeds.
His fury will fall on his foes.
He will pay them back even to the ends of the earth.
19 In the west, people will respect the name of the Lord;
in the east, they will glorify him.
For he will come like a raging flood tide
driven by the breath of the Lord.[a]
I created you for good works yet at the same time you are seated in heavenly places with me. Unless you are in place where I commissioned you to be, I do not have my hands and feet alive in the world to offer redemption from pain and suffering for my people, or people who are not yet my people.
I walked, got tired, slept, was angered, disappointed, ate, drank, wept and experienced everything that frustrates you. It's not a curse, it's a commission.
You WERE born to fly and fly you do, fly you will. You will be caught up into heaven again and again to get glimpses of My Glory. It's by that revelation that you will be able to endure and overcome.
My gift of life, time and ability to you is not a curse as you supposed, it is the way I manifest myself on earth. Be what I have called you to be and not another.
You are a gift to a lost and dying world, be that. To do so you must be fully human but never lose sight that I have seated you here with me in Glory. You are already here with me in eternity yet I allow you a little more time there.
Use it well. Redeem the time. Even the time you seem to waste and squander. My forgiveness covers that too.
Take your place on earth as I have commissioned you and at the same time take your place in the heavens.
You were born to fly....
Monday, November 17, 2008
1 The LORD abhors dishonest scales,
but accurate weights are his delight.
2 When pride comes, then comes disgrace,
but with humility comes wisdom.
3 The integrity of the upright guides them,
but the unfaithful are destroyed by their duplicity.
4 Wealth is worthless in the day of wrath,
but righteousness delivers from death.
5 The righteousness of the blameless makes a straight way for them,
but the wicked are brought down by their own wickedness.
6 The righteousness of the upright delivers them,
but the unfaithful are trapped by evil desires.
This reminds me a great deal of our national circumstance today.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
It seems like I'm trying to wrap things up for the season.
Is this preparation.
Since I'm one of those "Crackpots" who sees Jesus in everything, while I was so engaged I thought of the dark Friday when People who loved Jesus borrowed a tomb, wrapped him up, and put him away. They thought it was over. Closed. Finished. He even said it was finished.
They didn't understand.
What they didn't know is they were preparing Jesus for a bodily resurrection that was unlike anything ever seen before. Glorious. Unusual. Magnificent. Holy.
Yet on Friday it seemed anything but. It seemed to be the end.
It snowed here today for a bit. Not a lot. Just some.
It seems pretty quiet. Time to wrap things up.
Is this just preparation? When I watered in some trees I planted yesterday I recognized that this is a new beginning for them.
Maybe for me.
Maybe for you.
Friday, November 14, 2008
Sometimes that is followed up with, God needs to be worried about galaxies crashing into one another or global hunger or some such. He's too big to be bothered with little things. OK. I'll bite. How small is too small for God to be concerned with?
I mention this because in reading Ed Young Jrs Blog I saw this comment.
I keep wondering, what do they think God is concerned about? At what level?
Jesus talked about the level of God's concerns.
- Injustice. Blood Crying Out.
- Sparrows falling.
- Hairs on my bald head.
- How we treat our employees.
- How moms and dads deal with children.
- Having other things that supplant God (Idols)
I have news, Father God cares about what you care about. He has an opinion. Things matter to Him. He isn't mute about them. Justice, mercy and righteousness are what he is in favor of. Every single thing you think about are on God's front burner. He's never busy. Never out of town. Never preoccupied. That's what eternal, omniscient and omnipresent is all about. He has all the time in the world to think about you. You are ALWAYS on his mind. You are ever before HIM.
He doesn't like it when people are oppressed by the Devil. He spent time dealing with all that.
So, God is never too big or distant to have an opinion about things. He puts Prophets and Preachers on the earth to declare them. That offends people who have an abstract God. A too big God.
If you have an opinion that differs, speak it out, I would hope you have the capacity to back up your opinion with Fathers Opinion. Chapter and Verse.
He wrote a big book and expects us to read it.
God is not TOO BIG. That would be human. He's nothing like you and I.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
All I will say is the Prophetic Word carries with it GREAT Joy.
I feel bad for those who miss out.
I really do.
If I get a link I will post it. He describes exactly where I am in the Prophetic Flow. It's amazing. About the time I think I am all alone in how I hear from God I get a man who has been walking in it far longer than I have and he describes it precisely as I see it.
It's a miracle. If you are a Kim Clement attendee you will get the attribution.
Live by faith or die by unbelief.
It might have been for more than just me. I share it in the hope it was.
In any case, I heard the Lord. I will live by faith.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
I have turned over the sod, I have uprooted the apparent stable earth beneath your feet. It is me and not another. I am shaking all things that can be shaken.After receiving this word from God I was able to walk in much more confidence. That's why the Lord Speaks to me and Thru me. To give confidence.
I am doing this not to do you harm but to hasten the harvest. I will not continue to plow, the seeds of harvest are being sown. I do not pay attention to the winds, the clouds or rains. I see the fields ripe and ready. You do not see with my eyes. Not yet. You will. I have given you eyes to see behind the veil.
The plowing, the preparation, the harrowing times are all the beginning of what my purposes are in the Earth. Even now, even as leaves drop from trees in your land, you see only barrenness. All appears to be fruitless. In this time I am preparing you for new growth.
Without the uprooting, the tearing down, you could never have come to the place where My Spirit can move as it will. Even in places you never thought were possible.
Do not fear. If fear knocks, Faith answers the door and finds no one there. Do not say to yourself, "How in the world is this possible". In the world it is not. To believe that it is will lead to double mindedness and instability. No Longer Pray, "Thy Will Be Done". Pray My will as I have revealed it to you in my word. Seek and find My will for your life, your family, your nation, your world and pray in confidence. Pray the prayer of Dedication to My Will: "Thy Will Be Done" and then dedicate yourself to declaring and praying the prayer of faith to accomplish My will on the earth.
Do not be discouraged, do not be dismayed for I did not bring you this far to take you back again. There is no defeat for My Beloved. The upheaval you feel and see all around you as the beginning of new life.
Take heart. The Throne still Speaks. Every one of the linked References are things that formed this Word of the Lord in me. Read them all and you too will have your eyes opened to the Greatness of the Plan of God in our lives.
Blessed be the Name of our Lord Forever.
I said I will not name all names. But there is a good man who has done a great deal of good over the years who is now no longer hearing from God.
That man is Rev Pat Robertson. 700 Club. CBN.
He is consistently tragically wrong on nearly every supposed prophetic utterance he makes. I don't doubt his wisdom, his understanding, his expertise. He's just not a prophet.
He might have at one time heard from the throne. He no longer seems to.
That is sad. To have once heard the voice of God and have it go silent.
Sampson once walked in great anointing. He was powerful. He had great ability. Then the day came when without his knowledge his anointing left. He continued to try but failed.
And she said, "The Philistines are upon you, Samson!" And he awoke from his sleep, and said, "I will go out as at other times, and shake myself free." And he did not know that the LORD had left him. Judges 16:20
Pat tries but fails. The anointing has long left him.
If I could tell him the truth I would. He is an embarrassment to the true prophetic in the world today.
Monday, November 10, 2008
This was happening with the Call going on in San Diego. This was happening while many in circles were certain that McCain would win the election. Pronouncements. Declarations. Positive affirmations.
I wasn't getting that. I wrote on it. It's below.
I would like to be a lap dog prophet and prophesy only good things. Then I would have to turn in my prophets mantle.
Much of the Church and much of the Country is not ready to hear the true prophetic word. They want smooth words.
To be certain, I always bend if possible toward making the prophetic encouraging. I always bend toward hope. But sometimes the word of the Lord before He offers Hope lets us know that there will be warfare. Even intermittent defeat.
It discourages me that Churches and Christians in those Churches are unprepared to receive the word of the Lord with Gladness, even when it's a word of preparation for battle or for what appears in the natural to be a defeat.
King Ahab had that problem. He had lots of Prophets around him who prophesied good news and encouraging things all the time. He didn't want to hear from the prophet of God, Micaiah. This can be read in 1 Kings 22.
His complaint? “There is still one man, Micaiah the son of Imlah, by whom we may inquire of the Lord; but I hate him, because he does not prophesy good concerning me, but evil.”
Now, Ahab had 400 prophets who told him what he wanted to hear. But he knew it was all pap.
So he inquires of Micaiah. Micaiah mocks his prophets: Then he came to the king; and the king said to him, “Micaiah, shall we go to war against Ramoth Gilead, or shall we refrain?” And he answered him, “Go and prosper, for the Lord will deliver it into the hand of the king!” So the king said to him, “How many times shall I make you swear that you tell me nothing but the truth in the name of the Lord?”
That was in agreement with the other 400. But King Ahab knew it was all prophetic pap. So then Micaiah gives him the prophetic truth. Then he said, “I saw all Israel scattered on the mountains, as sheep that have no shepherd. And the Lord said, ‘These have no master. Let each return to his house in peace.’“ And the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, “Did I not tell you he would not prophesy good concerning me, but evil?”
He said prophetically that King Ahab would die in battle.
That's what I experienced a few days ago. Prophetically saying what God says and being silenced because it didn't fit the mood of the moment.
That is spiritual immaturity. A prophet speaks and other prophets are supposed to judge what was said. That's what Micaiah did. He properly judged the invalid prophesies of the others.
What can make this difficult is the need for those in apostolic authority to have an answer that lines up with the desires they have. Kings and Apostles are on the same level in authority.
But, the apostles cannot act without a prophetic word to act upon. More and more I see this. The Prophet proclaims the destiny and purposes of God, God's vision of the situation, and the Apostle carries it out in execution. The Prophet sees the density, even the future and the Apostle is able to move into the future with his authority and bring the destiny into the Now.
Since you are reading this, you seem to be wanting this explanation. I'm offering it.
An example: The Prophet reveals that The Lord will provide a new facility. A new building. It is already done in the eternal purposes of God. The Prophet can't do anything about it. He can declare it. He can reveal it. But the Apostle must then take that proclamation and bring it into the NOW of the eternal over which he has authority as an apostle. He must then act in faith, not on the Prophet, but on the revealed word of God.
This is a difficult saying but is the truth of God.
Please, for this Prophet's sake and for GOD's Sake. GROW UP.