Thursday, October 29, 2009

This is what Prophecy is supposed to do

I will just post it as I read it. It's encouraging. It's strengthening. It gives hope. That's the point.
Read it and be edified:

Barbie Breathitt:
"Plowing Through the Year of Fire"
Barbie Breathitt

It is time to plow through the year of fire. The fire of God's glory comes to cleanse and purify. He is an awesome, jealous God that is to be reverenced. His holy fire releases the baptism of fire and brings us into the Spirit of holiness. God's presence is a consuming fire that produces righteousness, peace, and spiritual understanding. Who among us can live with the appearance of His continual burning, consuming fire?

Who among us can live with the consuming fire? Who among us can live with continual burning? He who walks righteously and speaks with sincerity, he who rejects unjust gain and shakes his hands so that they hold no bribe; he who stops his ears from hearing about bloodshed and shuts his eyes from looking upon evilIsaiah 33:14-15

These God will cause to dwell in the high places of favor with Jesus as their rock and fortress (Isaiah 33:16). If we honor God in all we say and do, our needs will be met according to His riches in glory. The more we know God the more we honor, revere and fear Him.

The Spirit of the LORD will rest on Him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and strength, the spirit of knowledge and the fear of the LORD.—Isaiah 11:2

As the seven fiery Spirits of God ignite our lives with the holy presence of the Lord, we will delight in the fear of the Lord. We will stop judging by what our eyes see, and we won't continue to make decisions by what our ears hear people saying about others. As we are clothed in a robe of righteousness and the belt of faithfulness, we will give grace to the poor and make fair decisions for those who are less fortunate and afflicted. Then our encouraging words of love will carry authority that will convict the wicked of their wrong ways (Isaiah 11:3-4).

Fire that Reveals the Heart

We need to embrace the fire and allow the fire to burn up every sin and offense. Offenses come to reveal things that are hidden from God's light in our darkened hearts, and the fire will remove issues such as jealousy, hurt, grief, disappointment and sorrow caused by betrayal, which lead to unresolved anger and bitterness. There is a spiritual and physical connection between harmful negative attitudes and physical infirmity.

The Bible tells us to be diligent in keeping our hearts pure and clean, for out of the heart spring the issues of life. The spirit or breath of man is the lamp of the Lord, searching all the inner depths of his heart. By completely opening our heart for the fiery lamp of the Lord to search it, we will be healed of the past and move into our destiny triumphantly.

When Jesus was in Jerusalem at the Passover, during the feast, many believed in His name, observing His signs which He was doing. But Jesus, on His part, was not entrusting Himself to them, for He knew all men, and because He did not need anyone to testify concerning man, for He Himself knew what was in man.—John 2:23-25

There are so many Believers who have left the Church. This is due to rejection, misunderstandings, envy, misused authority, and control that have wounded and offended. "So Jesus said to the twelve, 'You do not want to go away also, do you?' Simon Peter answered Him, 'Lord, to whom shall we go? You have words of eternal life'" (John 6:67-69).

The Spirit of Holiness will turn our heart to repentance and restoration. "Just see what this godly sorrow produced in you! Such earnestness, such concern to clear yourselves, such indignation, such alarm, such longing to see me, such zeal, and such a readiness to punish wrong. You showed that you have done everything necessary to make things right" (2 Corinthians 7:11).

I Was Awakened to God's Voice Saying, "Wood, Hay, and Stubble..."

King Nebuchadnezzar heated the furnace seven times hotter than usual, yet the scorching heat didn't harm Daniel's friends as they fell into the all-consuming fire. But the fire instantly killed the strong men of the world who bound and threw them into the fire.

Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego replied to the king, 'O Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to give you an answer concerning this matter. If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the furnace of blazing fire; and He will deliver us out of your hand, O king. But even if He does not, let it be known to you, O king, that we are not going to serve your gods or worship the golden image that you have set up.'Daniel 3:16-23

God is refining us, not as silver, but in the furnace of affliction for His own sake. This will insure that His name is not profaned and that His glory will rest upon us as we operate by the spirit of holiness. God's ordained works will not burn up, but His fire will reveal His glory.

I was awakened to God's voice saying, "Wood, hay, and stubble..." This is the year the fire of God will consume the works we have done in the flesh that were not inspired by God.

Now if any man builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, each man's work will become evident; for the day will show it because it is to be revealed with fire, and the fire itself will test the quality of each man's work. If any man's work which he has built on it remains, he will receive a reward. If any man's work is burned up, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire.—1 Corinthians 3:12-15

Foundational faults and issues of the heart such as lust, jealousy, envy, anger, bitterness, and competition are being revealed and removed. This will enable us to rebuild on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus Himself being the cornerstone. Apostles and prophets are the foundation for the Church. When the Church is built on the proper foundation with the five ministry gifts of the pastor, teacher, evangelist, prophet, and apostle moving through in cycles, spiritual wisdom is released.

Yet we do speak wisdom among those who are mature; a wisdom, however, not of this age nor of the rulers of this age, who are passing away."1 Corinthians 2:6

This is the Year to Plow and Break Up the Fallow Ground

We must have a fresh seal of the Holy Spirit resting upon us with Jesus as the center of our lives. Give God first place in your life by honoring Him with your time. This is the year to plow and break up the fallow ground in our lives just like an ox. The deeper the plow goes, the more weeds and tares are uprooted and removed from our field of influence. Intercede, pray, decree and declare your prophecies and prophetic promises.

As we wait on the Lord we become strong and our heart takes courage. We will be able to walk and run with the Lord without tiring or becoming weary. God is going to renew our strength and give us eagle wings to soar above the difficulties. God gives strength to the weary, and to those who lack might God increases power. Intercession and prayer enables Christ to be formed within us.

"My children, with whom I am again in labor until Christ is formed in you" (Galatians 4:19). It's time to set fire to the brush, tares, and weeds, to plow, breaking up all of the unproductive ground in our lives. "Sow with a view to righteousness, reap in accordance with kindness; break up your fallow ground, for it is time to seek the LORD until He comes to rain righteousness on you" (Hosea 10:12).

Intercession will release revelation and prophetic insights on how and what to pray for to get answers. "'While You extend Your hand to heal, and signs and wonders take place through the name of Your holy servant Jesus.' And when they had prayed, the place where they had gathered together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak the word of God with boldness" (Acts 4:30-34).

God's Breath to you,

Barbie L. Breathitt
Breath of the Spirit Ministries


Wednesday, October 28, 2009

The Single Fountain - the Eternal Wisdom of GOD

Back in the seventies and eighties I traveled and did motivational training for the Dale Carnegie organization. Training in management, Public Speaking, Sales Effectiveness, and How to Win Friends. This went on for fifteen years. I was in several states and have thousands who completed the programs I conducted.

It was a good thing. I'm glad I was able to offer something to them. I received and I offered.

Then after I was filled with the Holy Spirit things changed.

I admire Mr Carnegie. I believe the principles taught then and today are sound. Quality. I believe the books he wrote are effective and worthwhile. The people that took part in the training got what they signed up for. As far as it went.

What became apparent to me over time was that the principles were not effective without the anointing of God on them. We run here and run there looking for a new way to do what we do. It's a good quest. The problem is as we get older we begin to recognize that all our fountains are in HIM.

Even in how to do business. One word from GOD changes everything.

Seek ye FIRST the KINGDOM of GOD and the Fullness of HIS righteousness imputed to you and everything you will ever need will be provided to you, additional, not less.

I know I took liberty with that verse, but the truth is, we must stop looking to the world.

I have a bookshelf full of books that promised me that if I just followed the advice given in them I would be successful, rich, happy, prosperous and full of everything I ever wanted.

The facts have turned out different. There is only ONE book, one word, one source that does that.

HE is the word. He's all you need. He's all there really is in the end.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Sonshine and Sunshine always makes me happy

It's been a gloomy cloudy fall. We are suffering from a lack of Sun but not a lack of SON.

It's always good to see the SUN but better to see the SON.

Despite a poor attempt to appear grumpy, crotchety and cranky to the outside world, when the Son shines in I am overwhelmed with love. Love for people. Love for God.

Love that overflows from me and destroys my facade.


NAH....I actually love you.

But maybe you knew that. That 1 Corinthians 13 is actually true.

Monday, October 26, 2009


The stock market is getting to the top.

It shows all the signs of teetering.

When markets get to this point running up and down becoming radical, not steady or determined.

I saw a teeter totter this morning and realized it's what we are doing in our economy. It's like when you were a kid and perhaps put some rocks on one end of the teeter totter and then tried to balance it with rocks at the other end and then because it went too far, tried to balance with more on the other, back and forth until it just tumbles. When a few rocks fall off one end the other end becomes very heavy, it tips and they all fall off and so do they all on the other end. That's the picture.

At some point the whole thing stops. Empty. The balancing act ends.

When, I don't know. What is certain.

I just know the seasons and this is a season of teetering.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

A word from GOD for those in Church Ministry

This morning in Church the man preaching put this up on the screen. It's from Isaiah chapter 1.

The message Bible. I read it an it was as if I heard GOD speaking. Sometimes the message bible eludes me. Sometimes it really nails the truth. This is that. This is a word from God for those in Ministry:

13-17"Quit your worship charades.
I can't stand your trivial religious games:
Monthly conferences, weekly Sabbaths, special meetings—
meetings, meetings, meetings—I can't stand one more!
Meetings for this, meetings for that. I hate them!
You've worn me out!
I'm sick of your religion, religion, religion,
while you go right on sinning.
When you put on your next prayer-performance,
I'll be looking the other way.
No matter how long or loud or often you pray,
I'll not be listening.
And do you know why? Because you've been tearing
people to pieces, and your hands are bloody.
Go home and wash up.
Clean up your act.
Sweep your lives clean of your evildoings
so I don't have to look at them any longer.
Say no to wrong.
Learn to do good.
Work for justice.
Help the down-and-out.
Stand up for the homeless.
Go to bat for the defenseless.

An Encouraging Word on Church Planting

A man came to Faith Center last Sunday night. He has been planting a church. It's been a tough row to hoe.

If you are, have or think about planting a church, you will want to listen to this.

Just click on my Picture and the play button. It's not me speaking. Worth hearing.

This will encourage you. You are not alone.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Searching for a Signal from GOD?

From Nancy Minor

Have you ever been out of range with your cell phone? Or in range but something is interfering and blocking the signal? Often in my office at home, my cell phone goes crazy, as it flits in and out of roam looking for a signal.

Sometimes we are like that too! We wander from the path the Lord has laid out for us taking side trips that end up in brambles, scratched up and confused. Or else, we are on the path, when suddenly and inexplicably we drop the call and the phone shows no signal is getting through.

Do you know what block the signal for you? What takes you off track? More importantly, what have you decided to do about it? Or have you decided? Or are you bogged down in a quagmire, struggling to get free? Sometimes it is a quagmire of our own making, other times it is of others making, but when you are in it, all your attention is on that and it is so hard to hear anything, but the "schloop", "squish" and "mwaahck" as the goop pulls and clings to you as you move.

read the whole thing at the link on top of this post.

True Evil - The face that seduces

I have to constantly monitor my own spirit to see if my political bias colors what I believe I am hearing from God.

Right now I'm not hearing much. I'm in pain. Pain colors and covers peace.

But, I am beginning to really wonder if in fact we did put into office a man and his co-horts that are evil.

There are a lot of reasons why I say this, but I'm starting to wonder, when we see Obama and his administration on TV, none of whom are righteous God Fearing men, including Obama, Are we looking at the seductive face of evil?

Friday, October 23, 2009

HE is the WORD - By Jeffery Stewart

I am the Life of My People. I am My Word. I impart My Life daily into My People as they partake of My Word. You will live life as it is in Heaven when you eat of the Bread from Heaven. Man's words do not contain life. Just as bread is true food for your bodies, My Word is true food for your spirits. My Word will cause you to live life more abundantly. My Word will cause you to live a heavenly life in the earthly realm. Partake of My Word and people will see Heaven in your life, and want to get saved. For I have put My Whole Being within My Word, and as My People consume My Word, I become visible in their lives"

"My Spirit is spiritual water and My Word is spiritual bread. Your mind cannot fully understand this now, but you will later. Being full of My Spirit is associated with your mouth, praying in tongues. Being full of My Word is also associated with your mouth, saying My Word to yourself. I am in you, and You are in Me. When you partake of My Spirit and My Word, you partake of Me, allowing Me to operate through you. My Life flows through your being into the world around you. Living words come from the Heavenly realm into the Earthly realm through you and bless others. Words from My Throne proceed through your mouth, speaking hope to the world in the form of the Gospel, destroying the works of the enemy, decreeing My Will in the earthly realm. For you are my representatives on earth, My Royal Children, and as you partake of My Spirit and My Word, you will walk in the authority I intended for you to walk in"

"True Peace Comes from God!"

John Mark Pool:

For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given: and the government shall be upon His shoulder: and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon His Kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.—Isaiah 9:6-7, emphases added

John Mark and Sandy Pool

Isaiah prophesies of the coming Messiah, Who has now come to save the world from sin's curse, restore all the things the enemy tried to steal, and to release a peace no other could possibly give except the Living Eternally Existent One, the Jehovah Shalom!

Isaiah now understands his aged prophecy, yet so many he prophesied toward do not! It is now our time to pick up on Isaiah's word, and begin to prophesy this Peace of Jesus into shattered and unsettled hearts! We must demonstrate what all His names and His order of government are about! Set the captives free and open the blind eyes of the lost so they will then see Jesus Christ, the only Messiah of the world who is indeed about to return for His Bride!

Wonderful Counselor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace

"Wonderful, Counselor" is actually one name instead of two.
Government was considered a burden and thus was often described as being bore on the back or shoulders. "Mighty God," el gibbor in the native Hebrew, is literally "God Hero!"

People of God, we must demonstrate by our relationship with a God of Perfect Peace, The Prince of Peace, to the world who wants "peace at any price," the Shalom and Counselor, Jesus! Our God, as this word "God Hero" suggests, is a "heroic Almighty God" and He brings the emphasis upon the deity of the Messiah, Yeshua Ha Machiac, Jesus Christ as Lord. Jesus is the Peace the world is now searching for, and we have this peace to offer to the hearts of our world living in constant unrest.

"Everlasting" defines the type of Fatherhood who is forever guarding and sustaining His family! God is the same today, yesterday and forever. God was, God is, and God is forever the eternally existent One who will rule and reign everlastingly! He wants us to join Him in that Kingdom not fashioned with man's hand but by the hands of our Creator God.

Taken together, the four names of the returning Messiah are an expansion of the name Immanuel—God with us! They are not names in the modern sense but rather attributes of the One to whom they are given, and that of course is Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Yes, He was born in Nazareth, but now is of the Father, is of the Son, is of the Holy Spirit, is of the hearts of His own, is the living Savior of the world! That is Jesus Christ, the Author and the Finisher of our Faith, who always brings peace!

God establishes a peace beyond the temporary cessation of warfare. And no, my friends, it was not just at any price, it was at a great price, but it will now last forever!

Peace Not as the World Gives!

Peace is shalam (pronounced shaw-lam') in the Greek, or as a Hebrew Word, shalom, meaning among many things, "to be safe." However, as so many of the original languages and their applications with many different implications, shalam certainly has its share of connotations for being one word. One of the understated areas of shalom is "to be complete."

The world wants to give us an entire definition for peace, but God does not view that as peace if we do not know Him as our Lord, our Father, our Creator through Jesus Christ, His only begotten Son. When you know Jesus, you know the peace of God! God's peace knows no end and is the Eternal Peace the world needs!

"I'm leaving you peace. I'm giving you My peace. I don't give you the kind of peace that the world gives. So don't be troubled or cowardly."—John 14:27 GWT

In this Scripture this is a little bit different word for peace; eiraynay is derived from eir (to join) with peace. Eiraynay (peace) is an application of peace concerning our welfare or well being.

This same peace implies that we are secure, maintaining a solid stance in our welfare as we are totally undisturbed by the natural surroundings. This is the perfect peace that comes to those who are the children of God!

"I've told you this so that My peace will be with you. In the world you'll have trouble. But cheer up! I have overcome the world."John 16:33 GWT, emphases added

Now, in the natural your surroundings may not be agreeing with the word God has possibly spoken into your spirit through some prophetic messenger. However, this is where our ability to be "God's very own created beings" comes in to play. When the hard times come, and we have had our share this past year (and they are for sure not over), we must follow the advice of our Father, who never gives us bad advice: "Cheer up!"

I decree that if we will begin to hold "Cheer Up Parties", God will not only show up but will also let the Living Word become the catalyst that turns our "mourning into dancing!" This can be, but is not usually, a "quick fix" to see the backdrop change overnight, yet we will view it differently! Why? It is because we now have God's view and not the world's pit of despair, gloom, and misery to fall into.

Actually, they will begin to question why we seem so happy or cheerful about an ugly setting. Then we must be quick to relate this to Jesus as our genuine peace—knowing that our surroundings are not predicting our future, ever again! God is the giver of peace, not the world, and it is this peace, the Shalom from our Father, that they are desperate to know! Give them Jesus, and you will be offering them the genuine peace of completeness.

Know Jesus, Know Peace!

An old bumper sticker came to my heart as God spoke this "Peace" word into me. The famous phrase goes like this:

NO Jesus, NO peace! KNOW Jesus, KNOW Peace!

When Jesus walked into the room where His disciples were bolted in, shaking with fear the zealot Jews and the Romans would arrest them while Jesus was only just crucified, He entered with one word—PEACE, eirene (pronounced i-ray'-nay)—as we reviewed. This is another spelling of the same word above and has the same calming effect to those tormented by fear. In other words, Jesus could have possibly said, "Don't be so disturbed, fellows, it's all right now because I have overcome the 'world order.'"

When the fear seems to grip our hearts, although we have known and followed Jesus, do not allow that wrong spirit to overcome you, for the love of Jesus has cast out that spirit of fear! Knowing Jesus is the peace that passes all understanding, that indeed guards our hearts and minds through Christ Jesus, the Author of Peace!

And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.—Philippians 4:7 NASB

The Apostle Paul encouraged the Philippian Church that it was the eirene, the "well being," secure peace that was from the Lord Jesus that would continue to "guard and protect" minds and hearts during shaky seasons ahead. As we know the Father has our well being at the center of His plan, we must know our eternity is more important than any crumbling, carnal plan surrounding us. That is the kind of peace that makes the world wonder how you can be so secure in your heart when all the adjoining scenery is trembling! It is the base of our belief, the shalom or the "completeness" from being in the Lord that gives us an unmovable relationship anchored in Jesus!

Yes, as followers of Christ we must give the peace to the world, not as they try to give, but as the Lord gave to us and for everyone who will receive it. Perfect peace is the shelter in a "not-so-perfect" storm! Yes, our peace as the eirene, the security, rest, and well being that comes only from the Father of Light, will indeed transmit a message of hope that every person in our setting today will listen to!

I have a great word for us, for our country, for our world:

If you want to be awarded the best prize of all, get the peace of the Father in your heart today; and you will run toward the prize of the high calling of God that brings us to the bedrock of peace, lasting our lifetime and forever! Remember, when you are in a loving relationship with a living Father, you can rest assured our peace is for now, for those who do not see it, and forever, because true peace comes from God!

John Mark and Sandy Pool
Word to the World Ministries

Thursday, October 22, 2009

You shall know them by their Fruit

I see an insidious creeping persecution of Christians in America. Slow. Surely.

This will only be stopped by a re-awaking.

We are on the verge of bad things. At least in the physical. The whore church is rising and along side, the true church. Whores are easy to identify, they compromise, they make allowances, they reason away the power of God, they are useless to the kingdom or the world.

These bad things beginning to happen will lead to revival.

So, when you hear of Christians being arrested, locked up, put in jail and oppressed even more than you thought was possible, look up. Redemption draws nigh.

The presence of God in you or me will fill the atmosphere

There is a man who is in difficult circumstances that I visited today. He gets frustrated easily. Today he began to really go tilt on me. Began to swear.

I'm not a virgin in hearing off color words. I'm not alone.

I am certainly one of the foolish.

But as he virtually ranted and raved he caught himself and said, "I'm sorry Pastor".

I have never preached to him. He has never been part of any church meeting I have ever conducted. In fact I haven't really spoken of the ministry to him. I've just been me. I've just been true to who God made me.

In fact at that moment I was sitting all in work clothes, having just loaded a truck. I was actually sweaty. So, what caused him to check himself and feel like he had to apologise. It wasn't my disapproval. It wasn't my look. I didn't have one.

I believe that when we are just ourselves in the Holy Ghost like Peter the Apostle our shadow covers the atmosphere and changes things.

It did here.

My word for anyone reading this is you are placed where you are to be an Arrow of the Holy Ghost penetrating the darkness and bringing Light. Just being yourself in HIM is enough no matter where you are. And no matter where you are is where he placed you at that moment.

Be bold, be strong, for the LORD YOUR GOD is with YOU!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Prophetic Dates are Dangerous Things - the END is NEAR - SOON

Over the weekend the expiration of the Word Chuck Pierce had given came to a head. He said prophetically:

Watch for an economic shift by the end of this month. Between August 24 and October 17, there will be great changes in the financial system. Be aware that the banking system has not finished making its changes. We will start into an accelerated shift in structure. The government is in an open rearrangement.

Keep the Oil in Your Lamp Ready

The Lord says, "You have brought the enemy into this land and allowed the enemy to amass his troops. You have allowed the enemy to come in and develop a philosophy, a mindset, and an army. Now you must move and gather in new ways.

Did it happen. Is it happening. Did the world come to a halt on Oct 17? I'm convinced that there is truth in his prophecy. My concern is the date. I believe Prophets should stick to what and not when.

Of course it's always understood thru a rear view mirror.

Like the word I got about the first two weeks of October. It seems like the potential for Islamic attack didn't happen. or did it? Or did God attack Islam?

I know prophetically this is a season of TEN. A season when God is about about to draw people back (ten lost tribes), take people out of their bondage (ten plagues leading to the Exodus) and give fresh instruction (ten commandments). Look at all the tens in the Word of God. Ten Virgins waiting. Ten Leper's healed. Tens are everywhere and in this year of TEN we can look to them to inform the plans of God in our life.

They apply this season, this year.

Thank God for his Season of Grace. It's being poured out.

I just won't and can't put a hard date on it. Just what not when.



"And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins

The Christian calling is that of faith, but faith is not an isolated concept: it is the basic foundation upon which we build a strong walk with God. Without faith, nobody can please God in the first instance (Heb.11:4) and whatever is not of faith is sin (Rom.14:23).

Thus, the place of faith is most significant and basic. However, we must know that faith in itself does not have an intrinsic value until it is activated. We activate our faith through concomitant works of faith. In essence, faith is no excuse for evading responsibilities or accepting practical challenges of life. We need to be very careful so that we do not unduly spiritualise or philosophise on every matter of life. At times we are unmindful of the enormity and the gravity of our own responsibilities in the kingdom of God and this can be very costly. The Word of God reveals very clearly the unfailing principles for living in the kingdom. Faith works well as a result of certain additives that we must give room for in our lives. We must keep adding them to our lives if we are to have successful Christian life. Here they are:

i.e. Goodness or good works. Goodness or virtue is the quality of seeking for the well-being of others. A good person relates in all things with good conscience. A conscientious individual will do all things taking into cognisance the fact that we will give account of our stewardship to God at the end. A common adage sounds like this "Virtue is its own reward".

God does not want His people to be ignorant concerning His will for them. Ignorance is costlier than knowledge. We are all going to pay for everything we ought to have known that we have not known. God’s people do perish because they lack knowledge (Hos.4:6). Those who love knowledge are bound to rule their peers. A little information can make the difference between outright success and woeful failure.

This is the ability to hold oneself. It is the virtue of a person who is well disciplined. God wants to commit great resources and true wealth to those who are able to manage their own temper. We are to be able to stand unshaken in spite of every storm of life. Life is always filled with anxious moments, times when we need to make wise and careful decisions. A mature hand will bear the rule among men. If you are always driven by mere impulse or emotion, you may end up ruining your own life and that of others. Let us receive grace to be still in the presence of God. God is going to grant success in life to those have been enabled to manage it. He will first test you to know your ability to stand without falling into hurtful temptations.

Patience is the ability to wait. Wait for your time, wait for your turn. Wait to hear from God. Do not be too hasty in decision making. One of the utmost characteristics of wise ones is patience. You cannot be a right judge if you do not listen patiently to both sides of the story. An impatient or hasty person can destroy true legacies. Patience simply says ‘Time will tell, the truth will be known’. Some matters of life will never be settled unless we take time to wait. Let us wait patiently to know what God is saying. Don’t ‘jump the gun’.

This is doing all things with a heart of reverence for God. Godliness is the outworking of fear of God in our character. Who is a godly man? It is a man who has learnt of the way of the Lord and is practicing the same. Of all those who claim to be seekers or worshippers of God, God is moved only by those who fear Him and tremble at His Word (Isa.66:2).

Doing good to the brethren, fellow heirs of the kingdom. We need to invest our available resources to the benefit of those who have received the same gospel of salvation that we embrace. The brotherhood of all Christians is not limited by race, creed, colour, denomination or social status. We all belong to the same household of faith. The same blood-line connects us together, even the precious blood of Jesus. Halleluyah! We are to do good to all men and especially to those who belong to the household of faith. Christ died for all and we must give good attention to those who also have respect for this great love and great salvation in Christ.

This is the bond of perfection (Col. 3:14). Love is the total essence of true Christian life. Love qualifies us as well as our works for divine acceptance, as we can see in 1Corintians 13. Even if one does all laudable Christian and humanitarian services and he lacks love, he is not accepted by God. Acceptable service in Christ is the one that is built on love. We must love the Lord, we must love the brethren, we must love the truth and hate iniquity. Love is the height of Godliness. Amen.

" For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ" 2Pet.1:8
Spiritual barrenness will be ruled out of your life and you will be fruitful in all life endeavours. God is willing to make us fruitful in life, but we too must play our role: we must not fail to apply necessary spiritual additives to our faith.

"But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and he hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins"

The secret of our joy and liberty in Christ Jesus is the assurance of our forgiveness of sins and of salvation: we are not only forgiven but are also purged from our sins. Our confidence is in the mercy and power of God who is able to discharge and acquit the sinner. Hence, our continual cognisance of the blessing of forgiveness will keep us at applying these faith additives or principles.

Who on earth can stand before the Most High? Those who are eternally committed to living their lives according to scriptural principles. Such ones will keep bearing fruit in their season and their fruit will abound. You are not left out of this blessed possibility. Now is the season. Go ahead and be fruitful in JESUS mighty name! Shalom.

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Monday, October 19, 2009

You can't see it without eyes of faith....

Last night at Faith Center in the middle of passionate intense worship the Lord promoted this prophet to come to the platform and bring a word of vision for seeing the Portal over us at that moment. To cry out. To reach up. God was reaching for US.

It was an intense word. A word that for many allowed them to see for a moment the armies of heaven all around. Like Elisha's servant in 2 Kings 6:14-16

Elisha said, LOOK. Then the Servant could see. Sometimes the prophetic job is to point out the not so obvious and open eyes of faith to see the supernatural all around.

We can see the unseen if we are where the unseen is and we are able by eyes of faith and the word of faith told to look.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Blindness is of the Devil

Jesus opened a lot of blind eyes. Physically and Spiritually. The devil Blinds....

The blindness in America today is Socially, Culturally, Morally, Political and Yes, Religious.

Unless the scales fall from the eyes of many people soon we will be in deeper trouble as a nation than we already are.

The Ananias are needed to lay hands on the blind and help them see, but first they need to encounter the Living Christ.

That's a supernatural act.

Open our eyes that we might see.....

Of the Photo of Rain over Miami

Gene: I photoshop most of my photos to correct color, increase contrast, crop, etc. I think what you are asking is whether the photo is real, and the answer is yes. I took it last Thursday night. This was a ten-second exposure, so what you see is cumulative rainfall over ten seconds. It’s real, but it’s not the same thing that the naked eye would see, or that a camera making a much shorter or longer exposure would see. Still, it’s not so different in appearance (as my imperfect memory remembers it) from what I remember seeing. It was such a striking visual event that as soon as I noticed it (I was bicycling along an esplanade) I decided that I should stop at once to photograph it before it disappeared.

Here's how it appeared BEFORE I photoshopped it...

And Here's what it looked like afterwards.

THIS IS GENE.... Still stunning... Still moving and still says, Let it RAIN>>>>

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Sign in the Heavens? Let it Rain, Let it Rain, Open the Floodgates of Heaven. Let it Rain

This an actual photo taken a couple days ago over the City of Miami Florida. I thought, this is how it looks in the Spirit when we Pray, "Open the floodgates of heaven, Let it rain..........."

Friday, October 16, 2009

Honor your Spiritual Mother and Father that it might be Well with you

You shall not despise, dishonor, speak evil, and cause disrepute either to your spiritual father who gave you birth or to the church where you were born again; but to honor them.

They were flawed, clumsy and sometimes a little off. But they are your fathers in the faith. Honor them like your Fleshly parents; Who are flawed as well.

Sure, you will most likely leave home, but God is not pleased with those who speak evil of those who were used by the Holy Ghost to bring you to Himself.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

From New Wineskins....

Capitalism without bankruptcy is like Christianity without hell – it loses its ability to motivate humans to be prudent or respect their fears. If completely removing the safety net from under the financial market is not politically feasible, then it is necessary to make a division so that they protect only pared-down banks engaging in simple operations. All other financial institutions should be told in no uncertain terms that the government’s only responsibility to them, if they fail, is to wish them luck..

See my bloglist to see his whole blog. Good stuff.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Is the power in the word of Faith, the name Jesus or Jesus in the Power of the Word?

In an online conversation, this issue came up. I have been sorting this out.

There is no clear Dogma, but if mountain moving faith is in the word of faith spoken, then the Word in our Mouth is what moves mountains. What is that?

Jesus IS the word. Became Flesh. Dwelt among us. Now He comes by the Holy Spirit to Dwell in us.

This is the power of the word of God in our mouth.

We speak out anything, staying within the Will of God revealed by his Word the Bible, and then as we invoke the Word by HIS Name, Jesus, the power is released.

Not because we invoked the name Jesus, but because we had the WORD of Faith, JESUS in our mouth and in our Hearts.

You can't pour out what isn't in there.

So when it says in the KJV in Psalm 138:2 ....He exalts his word even above his name....

We need to be careful about using the Name of Jesus as a cap to a faithless prayer as if that makes up for faithlessness. It doesn't. While it may not be sin as such, it is a soft taking the name of the Lord in Vain.

It's the Prayer of Faith that raises people up, moves mountains. Effectual Fervent Prayers of Faith. That ultimately manifests by His Word of Faith in our mouths. His name IS Jesus. There's power in the name of Jesus. But if a faithless person pronounces that name without the unction of the Holy Ghost or the power of the Word in their mouth, it's just another word. They could as easily speak the name "Fred" with as much effect.

That may be why the Word of the Beginning (Jesus) is exalted above his name alone (without faith).

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Another Prophetic Word regarding the Coming Storm

Shout 'Grace!" to Your Mountains


For the Lord says, "My faithful and righteous ones have [unknowingly] stored up for themselves multiplied riches in glory. For years they have sown—love to the unlovely, food for the hungry, intercession for the lost, mercy to the dying, kindness to the stranger, prayer for the saints and seed for My harvest. Through past seasons of plenty these righteous have not required My miraculous intervention.

"Now the tide has turned, famine quickly approaches, and multiplied need shall soon overtake the land. Yet, even as Joseph prepared storehouses of provision, so the righteous have secured for themselves bountiful treasures in glory.

"Shout ‘Grace!' to the mountain of debt, and you shall see My provision in the midst of famine. Shout ‘Grace!' to the mountain of chaos, and you shall experience My peace in the midst of confusion. Shout ‘Grace!' to the mountain of fear, and you shall experience the victory of faith in the presence of doubters and cynics. Shout ‘Grace!' to the mountain of iniquity, and you shall experience a mighty deliverance. Shout ‘Grace!' to the mountain of disease, and your health shall spring forth speedily.

"But it shall be neither by your might nor by your power, but by My Spirit that I will open the windows of heaven to pour out upon you blessings so great that you will not have room enough to receive them.

"Your due season has come, so ask and ask largely. Shout ‘Grace!' and shout it loudly. For the wealth that the wicked have stored up for themselves shall be released to My righteous ones for My righteous purposes.

"By faith you shall release My grace and the bounty of heaven, and I shall overwhelm and amaze you at My provision in this new season—your due season. For while there is famine in the land, there shall be abundance in My house for the faithful."

"For I am pouring out My abundant grace upon the righteous as a living, undeniable testimony of My everlasting covenant of love. For this will not only inspire the complacent among you but also provoke to jealousy those outside My covenant. In search of deliverance from this time of multiplied need, many shall seek you out.

They shall find Me through the word of your ... testimony [regarding] My abundant grace. For through your testimony I will cast My net in the midst of a great storm and harvest a multitude into My kingdom for My glory. For My goodness shall lead them to repentance. Therefore, shout ‘Grace!" from the rooftops, for the time is short," says the Lord.

About the author: Rob Winters is president and co-founder of Prepare the Way International, an itinerant prophetic ministry based in Phoenix, Arizona. Prepare the Way's mission is to ignite a spiritual revolution and reformation in America through preaching repentance, prophesying restoration and promoting revival. This mission is embodied in Rob's latest book, The Elisha Commission: Turning the Heart of America Back to God, which can be ordered at

You will walk thru the fire with the fourth man

The Glory of God is about to be poured out on the earth. In a big way. It will be demonstrated like the three Hebrew Children demonstrated the Glory of God to their generation. You will be the carriers that give Glory to God as you are poured out.

The world will become a furnace of economic fires that will cause much destruction. The false worship of a man-made religion, an economic god will become more and more intense. YET, those who do not compromise, those who have faith, those who are named of God will walk as thru the fire and yet without the smell of smoke nor even their clothing consumed.

People will see the fourth man with them. They will be glorious in their GOD. They will have the anointing and power of God all over them.

It will cause the earthly powers to recognize, as Nebuchadnezzar did, that the Lord is God. And they will honor and declare his name. Some will even become believers. The honor of the true God will be restored in the earth.

So, as the world's furnaces are stoked seven times hotter than they have ever been before you will be clothed in a fire of God even more intense and it will keep you from the destruction others will face.

When you emerge from the fire, the world will promote you, put you in places of honor you never knew before.

In the past you have been named by an evil world "dishonor", but now you will be called Holy, set apart, peculiar.

Stay steady, trust God and do not fear the fire to come. It will result in all the Glory given to HIM. You shall not be moved. You will have grace sufficient in that day to stand. You will not get it ahead of time. His grace is His manna. Sufficient to endure today. Tomorrow will be fresh manna. Yesterday's manna is gone. Do not fear what is to come or the fiery furnace that opens before you. Trust God and say with the Three Hebrew Children,
"If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to save us from it, and he will rescue us from your hand, O king. But even if he does not, we want you to know, O king, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up."

Monday, October 12, 2009

A little Prophetic FUN

Sometimes a smile is all you need. This is not a Sign from Heaven exactly, but cute.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Signs in the Heavens

There was a strange sign above Moscow. Of course many think it is a UFO. I just think it's a sign in the heavens. Like the face video. Signs, Signs, everywhere a sign.... If you go to this story you can also see a good You Tube Video of it.

Luke 21:11 "There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven."

Acts 2:19 "I will show wonders in heaven above And signs in the earth beneath: Blood and fire and vapor of smoke."

Revelation 8: 6 "So the seven angels who had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound. 7 The first angel sounded: And hail and fire followed, mingled with blood, and they were thrown to the earth. And a third of the trees were burned up, and all green grass was burned up.

The Last Move of God was the Wilderness!

I have posted this prophetic word for your review. IT'S true. But to understand it you must read between the lines.

Here is prophetic confirmation and clarity: This great harvest will come as people come to need hope in hopeless times. We are not yet as hopeless as we will need to be for a nation to turn to God in this way. Hopelessness will come as everything we have trusted is stripped away. Money, homes cars jobs and all security will be gone. This will be a long term thing. There will not be a turn around until 2015. After the collapse of society, government and the currency. People will discover that everything other than Jesus is false security. Fear not. Jesus is enough. We have the storehouses filled with hope.

That's what the desert time we have gone thru has taught us. Our HOPE IS BUILT ON NOTHING LESS. When hopelessness becomes epidemic, when the famine of hope is deepest, the living water and bread of life will be the only salvation. This time is of God. There will be reapers, cutting down the stalks with the scythe. Don't fear the reaper. The fields are white. It's harvest time.

The Last Move of God was the Wilderness!
Doug Addison

On September 8, 2009, I had a night vision in which I was taken to an aerial view of various parts of the world. I was shown massive lush grasslands that were teeming with new life. There were exotic plants and trees and I knew in my spirit that what I was seeing represented spiritual growth and a new movement from God that had come upon the earth to bring about a radical revival. Then suddenly a massive wave of destruction came behind the greenery consuming it and leaving a barren wasteland in its path. I watched in shock and felt disappointed and distressed at what I had witnessed. Then the audible voice of God spoke to me in the vision and said, “I released something new from Heaven, but my people were not ready for it so I had to bring a wilderness time to purge things from them that were not of me.”

As I woke from the experience a very strong presence of God was in my bedroom. The Holy Spirit spoke to me that God had planned the start of something new in 2005 that would bring about a new level of anointing that was intended to awaken a new revival. But because we were not ready for it, He changed it into a wilderness time instead. From 2005–2009 many people have been in a major time of purging, testing, and realignment. The wilderness experience from God is a necessary time to refine and prepare us.

Hosea 2:14–15 NIV
“Therefore I am now going to allure her; I will lead her into the desert and speak tenderly to her. There I will give her back her vineyards, and will make the Valley of Achor a door of hope … ”

Many promises from God that were intended for us beginning in 2005 have been delayed and are now being released. In our ministry, we were in Los Angeles around that time where we were starting a training and outreach center near Hollywood. We had been given a sizable grant when in 2005 it was if every door closed for us. Somewhat dismayed, we gave the grant back and moved to Moravian Falls, North Carolina for three years. We were literally placed in the wilderness (we lived in the woods of North Carolina) and we experienced a very difficult time with the ministry for those three years. During that time I had a very limited amount of influence and favor. Then in 2009, we were suddenly sent back to the West Coast to start a training center, this time in Santa Maria, California. Our house sold for a profit in the real estate decline and I am now beginning to operate in a greater prophetic and evangelistic anointing than before.

This is now a time of realignment and restarting for many people. There are prophetic words and promises that got sidetracked, delayed, and some are now void because of the sudden switch in the spirit brought by God. If you have gone through difficult and unclear times over the past few years, this may very well be the reason why. Had God allowed the new movement to come in the condition we were in, it may have destroyed us. We saw several examples of that over the past couple of years as many leaders quit, fell away from their callings, or were entangled in sin.

A time of awakening
The shaking that has happened was designed to bring a greater awakening. Throughout the month of September, I kept hearing a line from a song on the radio, “Wake me up when September ends.” This is a call going out from God right now about how He will be waking many people up in the month of October and the months to follow. This is a new time to press in to God and ask Him for more clarity. We will all see some type of answered prayer during this month. You will need to watch for it. Those who are not paying attention may miss this new time of God’s visitation. God is visiting our situations, our families, jobs, relationships, and ministries, and a trumpet blast is going out to call people to awaken! We will see some strange events in the months to come and a massive amount of sudden changes and turnarounds. If we stay centered on God, we will not be shaken and instead, we will be awaken and graduate to an entirely new level of spiritual maturity.

Check for yourself—go back and look at the year 2005 and see if anything unusual happened. Were you going one direction and then things switched and seemed to dry up? As I have asked people this question, I am hearing story after story of how God had made a promise or people even saw a new move of God start that suddenly got cut off.

This is what God is saying, “Just as suddenly as things changed and were cut off in 2005, I am now renewing and reviving situations—suddenly! I am parting the Red Sea once again and making the impossible possible. Watch me and give me glory as your life and ministry are restored and renewed in this very hour.”

Prayer: “God, awaken us to what you are doing in our lives right now. Give us eyes to see and ears that can hear what you are doing. Restore all that was lost and give us a greater vision for what you want to do in this hour. Amen.

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Friday, October 9, 2009

Is God showing his face in Judgement? Or What?

Recently there were great earthquakes in southeast asia. Muslim areas. Art from New Wineskins wrote on the events there at that time.

I didn't know what to make of it all.

Yet, I was sent this video. It's making the rounds. I know there is editing. I know about photoshop.

But, this was taken right after the earthquakes. In Indonesia. Kind of where the events in the story from Art's blog are taken.

Watch this video of the sky right after the earthquake. It made me gasp.

What do you think?

THIS is a prophetic word the Lord gave me as well in the last few days... I think we are Josephs with Larders of HOPE to offer in a Famine

"The Lord is Raising Up Quartermaster Generals to Bring a Prophetic Perspective of Hope"
by Bob Hartley
Oct 9, 2009

The following are progressive revelations that came to me through visitations from the Lord in recent months. In one such encounter, I was behind a big dark cloud with a group of people; some were "Daniels" and "Josephs." This dark cloud represented the challenges of the day. These people were called to be "Hope Reformers," however everywhere they looked ahead of them, they couldn't see through the fog and were not able to perceive solutions. As a result, they felt hopelessness and were overwhelmed because it felt like they could not get ahead.

In the encounter, I also saw many prophets in the cloud prophesying; even though they were stating true facts or circumstances, they were not seeing or prophesying the answer in Him. Therefore, they were not to prophesy according to their discernment in the dark cloud, but to move ahead of the dark cloud, and here was how from the dream: those in the dream had to make a choice of whether to focus on the black cloud or to focus on His Eyes. There were angels waiting to help them to focus on God's eyes. There was a supernatural breakthrough that would come through MIRACLES, NEW GRACES and NEW MANTLES to give them supply and the ability to be catapulted ahead of this dark cloud—where they had the best! They then would receive the ability to "sing the song of hope."

LOST and FINDING of Supply and Calling of Quartermaster Generals

What would it take for the Daniels and Josephs to move forward? First, the Lord showed me that they were in this cloud because they had lost their supply of hope. The Lord called it the "lost and finding of supply." This was very important because He wanted them to understand how to regain supply in the future when the enemy tried to cut it off. He said it was like the beaches of Normandy, when many were out in front, fighting on the front lines, and the enemy had come from behind and cut off their "source of supply" of hope, both spiritually and practically. The black cloud had tried to create a "loss of supply" of the nearness and perspective of God and His true supply.

In answer to this loss of supply, the Lord is raising up the QUARTERMASTER GENERALS who would reopen spiritual supply lines of true hope for those fighting on the front lines. They would be able to open up the supply line of God's heart. These would not be satisfied with salvation, but would push for discipleship and transformation of nations. They would help people get their true hope and dreams back in the place of prayer, with freedom from negative emotions that keep us from hearing God clearly and with confidence.

The Quartermaster Generals were PATRIARCHS and MATRIARCHS who brought a prophetic perspective of hope and magnified God, versus the demonic influence. Their prophetic perspective was not about prophesying out of pain or discouragement, but through hopeful and abundant life views that magnify the person of Christ. Strength would be released when this hope was apprehended!

They helped to bring forth a true and hopeful balance of what overcoming Christianity was to look like. They were true MOTHERS and FATHERS that would give out true versus false hope. They had hope for the people, for the next generation, and for cities and nations that would abound.

The Quartermaster Generals would be like Jesus and help open up the supply of God's heart. This reflected God's nature. Jesus spoke to me that they were not "fatalists" but more than conquerors; where sin and lack increased, grace and abundance would increase even more.

Romans 5:20, ...but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more...

Isaiah 60:2-3, For behold, darkness will cover the earth, and deep darkness the peoples; but the LORD will rise upon you and His glory will appear upon you. Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising.

Quartermaster Generals would bring a "true definition of biblical hope" into all arenas of life. We must look to the appropriate supply of hope, or we would, as church and marketplace leaders and Quartermaster Generals, fuel offense and cause people to be dependent on wrong hopes.

First, I saw that these leaders needed to get a hold of TRUE BIBLICAL HOPE to avoid becoming offended at God. There are age old, historic roots of false hope in people (down to their toes) and they would be plucked out with Holy Ghost perspective and power encounters. True liberation and more of God than we could ever imagine in the marketplace would be brought forth with God's true hopes.

In the dream, I saw many that would walk in the doors of who God is in the different arenas of life—economical, political, educational arenas—with God's true hopes. I saw people that would get ahead of the "clouds" and be filled with "beautiful laughter."

Then, in the dream, these reformers had a choice to be injected with false hopes and the dark cloud or to be injected with MIRACLES and NEW GRACES or MANTLES that had been given to reformers of the past. Those who chose God's remedy were able to break through the cloud and fog, and the light of His presence came pouring in, and because of this, I saw the Samuels released to put the Davids in place. This represents the ability to hear in order to raise up and anoint the future kings—the next generation of Godly leaders. God caused them to go from SHEEP to WARHORSES and be "Discoverers of God" and "Reformers of Cities and Nations." They were then able to be Issacharians who could see clearly and discern the times, to lead others into true biblical hope and faith.

Miracles and Mantles

Here's some of the miracles I saw being injected into these reformers:

1. Miracle of Daniel 6—Hopeful, heartfelt prayer that leads to hope in God. Like Daniel, this is a miracle where he could pray three times a day and connect in a meaningful way with the Lord to where his heart burned for God; he had delectable feelings and a transformed perspective. This was the miracle of releasing the sons of Jacob—those who would wrestle for their inheritance in God; that could pray and prevail.

2. Miracle of Daniel 2:20-23—Hearing the voice of the Lord on another level—the miracle, like Daniel, of hearing God like a patriarch or a matriarch, filled with perspective and given a sense of where they are at, where they are to go, and how they are to get there (Issacharian miracle). This would bring about inventions.

3. Miracle of Daniel 2:17—Marvelous comrades and building together. Daniel was a man of excellence, but at the deepest levels he was really afraid. The king had threatened to take away Daniel's life if he did not interpret the king's dream correctly. I dreamt that Daniel really wanted to give up and accuse God. He wanted to run away! If Daniel wouldn't have had Marvelous Comrades at the deepest levels praying him through, he wouldn't have made it. He had been seen at his worst, in his most broken places, and they still believed in the calling on his life!

4. Miracle of Daniel 1:17—Learning about who God is in every facet of life. This miracle would bring forth a "healed and expanded view" of God in the marketplace and in all of life (see Ezekiel 36:23). The Daniel lifestyle of "loving to learn" would begin to transform minds within the marketplace as they saw God in places they had not seen Him before (see Romans 12:2).

Here are some of the mantles that were being put on these reformers:

1. Brother Lawrence—Constant communion with God in all of life. Exceedingly above all that we could ask or think! Super provision! God's outcomes and dreams are the greatest!

2. Gideon—The mantle to overcome the devil. The military leader of a small force of 300 Israelites, whom God used to rout the Midianites. Even the least in the Kingdom of God are of use to Him (1 Corinthians 12:14-26).

3. Nehemiah—Mantle of a City Builder and a Destiny Reformer. Deep piety and prayer; leadership and organizational ability; compassion for his people; impeccable integrity.

4. William Carey—The mantle of valuing people (families, callings, destinies); transforming culture.

5. Abraham Kuyper—The mantle to see the God of all of life; rebuilding education.

6. Nielson Hauge—The mantle of the best view in town; going from the earthly to the heavenly view.

7. Martin Luther—The mantle of a new idea; going from duty to grace.

8. John Calvin—The mantle of work as worship.

Symphony of Hope and "AA" Programs

After these reformers broke through the cloud, they became a symphony of hope—those who'd "sing the song of wisdom" over their cities and over the nations. They were heart hearers who began to hear in a new way on their instruments and became very skilled. They would listen and hear new paradigms and be able to put other instruments in place and understand the importance of other instruments and their need for each other.

I saw these going to other cities and nations and bringing forth great symphonies of hope. Their primary challenge was that they felt they were not good enough. Yet God had hand-picked them! To get into this hope, they needed to get in an AA program, according to Psalm 27 of "Adoring" and "Asking"—not meant to be a one-time fix-all but a constant, daily feeding.

"Adoration" is identifying the specific face of God that they are to discern in this season of their life and be able to magnify and adore Him in the place of their deepest groan. It is understanding His heart. "Asking" is the inquiring of Him with the right questions at the right time. It is illegal to move forward out of the "unanswered questions," and so we must only move forward in the revelation He has given. It is time to "dust ourselves off" from the spirit of despair and doubt, for the Lord says, "It is time for promises to be fulfilled." ASK AGAIN! It is time to dust off our old promises, hopes and dreams, and begin to believe them freshly, and ask with a new confidence, attitude and view in Him.

This Year We Win

The Lord kept saying that from this September to next September: "THIS YEAR WE WIN...THIS YEAR WE WIN!" God showed me that true, biblical hope is the confidence in God that knows and understands that with God we win no matter what. God is calling forth Patriarchs and Matriarchs of true hope. Truth is not wishful thinking. Truth is having hope in the right things.

Are we going to be spared from trials, tribulations and persecutions? NO! Jesus told us in John 16:33, "...In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world." Trials and tribulations produce perfect fruit and are the gold of our character—the internal gold that we can give Him. This is the fruit of the Spirit, and when we see Him face to face, we will offer Him our faith, hope and love, those things that remain. No matter what comes our way, we can put our hope and trust in God and know with confidence that He is working all things together for our good and His glory. With God, WE WIN NO MATTER WHAT!

And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.—Romans 8:28

Cities and Nations that Would Love God Well

In 1983, I asked the Lord, "God, what are Your heart's desires?" The Lord spoke to me about His desire to see His name vindicated, as in Ezekiel 36:23. He gave the answer to me in an open vision in a stairwell in Fort Collins, Colorado, about God's desire to see cities and nations come forth that would love Him well and would have hope for the next generation (see Deuteronomy 6:10—the Lord desires to give us "splendid cities").

As a Kingdom company, we have been given a mandate by the Lord to "rid the earth of despair" and bring forth the great treasure of hope in God in this generation. I have had dreams and encounters from the Lord for over 25 years regarding this "call to hope." Our hearts burn to see men and women, boys and girls from all walks of life, able to face the challenges of the day with a firm faith and hope that God is bigger than any circumstance, and that with Him on our side, ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE!

A golden treasure: the Lord showed me that hope in God is a golden treasure that has been buried for thousands of years, as in Isaiah 45:3, that the Lord wants to release to us in this time. There is a great battle at hand to break the power of the Idol of Despair, and to release a true and powerful hope in God that shatters doubt, fear and cynicism, breaking through the clouds of hopelessness with the light of His presence. It is a daily choice to live out a life of HOPE, but it is the inheritance of every Believer. It is the desire of the Father that every person lives with the anticipation of good from God in every arena of life, not just in mind knowledge, but from the heart.

Hope Reformers and City Builders: In a vision, I saw specific cities and nations of the earth that were to love Jesus well. I saw many "City Builders" or "Hope Reformers" who were to "sing the song of wisdom and hope" in all arenas of life and rebuild cities that love God well. I knew that I was to hear God's heart for (and with) others, to help equip City Builders of Hope with advanced tools to help them succeed in rebuilding their cities, while helping them discover the "Forgotten Faces of God" in every arena of life (see Psalm 24). They would also walk into prayer with authority. Psalm 24:7-10 is describing David bringing in the ark of the presence into ALL the gates of the city, announcing to the city the God of all of life, His leadership over every arena and avenue of the city.

Inquiring in His Temple

The chief advance tool He wanted to give us in this next season is the reality of Psalm 27, not only sitting at His feet and gazing at His beauty, but also inquiring of Him in His temple. The One thing of Psalm 27:4 is actually two things. It begins with seeing Him for who He is and adoring Him, but also moving into a place of dialogue and friendship with Him, seeking out the pearls of His wisdom, and inquiring of Him regarding His heart for us, for others, and for cities and nations. This place of inquiry is the "Counsel Table of the Lord." The Lord is inviting us into this place and has laid out a path for us to get there. This is the "Journey of Hope."

On September 1st, our team began embarking on this year-long journey together with our marvelous comrades around the globe! We will walk together, month by month, through this journey into the place of deep intimacy and friendship with the Lord. We are so excited to see how the Lord equips and trains each of us with a deep and powerful hope in Him that will transform cities and nations.

Bob Hartley
Deeper Waters Ministry

About Bob Hartley: Bob Hartley is the founder of Hartley Institute/Deeper Waters Ministry in Kansas City, Missouri, inspired through a dream the Lord gave to Bob more than a decade ago, where the Lord spoke that the "The Youth of this nation are diving into 'shallow waters' of the knowledge of God, and it is killing them!" Bob's heart is to take this generation deep into the knowledge of God through hopeful, heartfelt prayer and intimacy with the Lord, and opening up their ability to hear from His heart and partner with the God of All of Life in every arena and season of the soul.

Bob served as a pastor at Metro Christian Fellowship with Mike Bickle before entering the marketplace in 1983, with a vision to see the marketplace redeemed and cities established that value and love the person of Jesus. He is also the Chief Executive Officer of the Hartley Group, a "Hope Center" for the marketplace, consisting of Hartley's Executive Cleaning, Swift Chemicals & Supply, Prize Properties and H&H Management in Kansas City, Missouri. Bob is a frequent speaker to youth, churches, businesses and national leaders throughout America and the world. His quest has been to bring the Kingdom of God into every arena of life and give spiritual tools and equipping to those seeking to know and love God in the midst of their everyday lives. Currently, Bob resides in Kansas City with his wife and four children.

Did Bob Dylan Write Prophetically?

In his last album where he had Christian Themes, Infidel, Dylan wrote the song, Man of Peace. When I heard that Barack Obama had been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize the lyrics of the song came to mind. Emphasis Mine.

Man Of Peace

Look out your window, baby, there's a scene you'd like to catch,
The band is playing "Dixie," a man got his hand outstretched.
Could be the Fuhrer
Could be the local priest.
You know sometimes
Satan comes as a man of peace.

He got a sweet gift of gab, he got a harmonious tongue,
He knows every song of love that ever has been sung.
Good intentions can be evil,
Both hands can be full of grease.
You know that sometimes Satan comes as a man of peace.

Well, first he's in the background, then he's in the front,
Both eyes are looking like they're on a rabbit hunt.
Nobody can see through him,
No, not even the Chief of Police.
You know that sometimes Satan comes as a man of peace.

Well, he catch you when you're hoping for a glimpse of the sun,
Catch you when your troubles feel like they weigh a ton.
He could be standing next to you,
The person that you'd notice least.
I hear that sometimes Satan comes as a man of peace.

Well, he can be fascinating, he can be dull,
He can ride down Niagara Falls in the barrels of your skull.
I can smell something cooking,
I can tell there's going to be a feast.
You know that sometimes Satan comes as a man of peace.

He's a great humanitarian, he's a great philanthropist,
He knows just where to touch you, honey, and how you like to be kissed.
He'll put both his arms around you,
You can feel the tender touch of the beast.
You know that sometimes Satan comes as a man of peace.

Well, the howling wolf will howl tonight, the king snake will crawl,
Trees that've stood for a thousand years suddenly will fall.
Wanna get married? Do it now,
Tomorrow all activity will cease.
You know that sometimes Satan comes as a man of peace.

Somewhere Mama's weeping for her blue-eyed boy,
She's holding them little white shoes and that little broken toy
And he's following a star,
The same one them three men followed from the East.
I hear that sometimes Satan comes as a man of peace.

Copyright ©1983 Special Rider Music

Thursday, October 8, 2009

A vision of Angels

This morning my friend Kelly saw five Angels this morning.

Near Detroit, Ann Arbor.

Here's how she described them:

...huge shapes outlined in the sky. I saw them with my own eyes. They were standing on earth and rose twice as high above the horizon of forest. I had been looking at a particularly bright star in the east as I came home from dropping my son off. The shapes were large with an oval type area where the heads would be. I saw this for a couple of seconds. The shapes seemed darker and were transparent and the outer area was lighter like a fog. So it was like you could see the shapes but they were clear.
I wonder about this. Are they part of the Army Elisha saw. Warring angels? Are we getting this vision because there is a need for us to know that he that is for us is more than he who is against us.

I don't know. I do know that right now we are on the edge of two potential catastrophic events that can and will only be held back by prayer. Financial and Terrorist. Either of which will demonstrate how much we need the angelic protection.


Ryan Wyatt: "God's Kingdom Invasion! There is Currently a Revolution Taking Place in the Understanding of Believers All Over the World"

by Ryan Wyatt
Oct 8, 2009

Just recently, I had a spiritual experience with a vivid vision of the "perfect storm" that the earth is now experiencing. In my spiritual experience, the Lord showed me that the only hope for our times was when we "seek first the Kingdom," even in the midst of the distracting and mounting storm of adversity around us. Isaiah 33:5-6 says this:

The LORD is exalted, for He dwells on high; He has filled Zion with justice and righteousness. And He will be the stability of your times, a wealth of salvation, wisdom, and knowledge; the fear of the LORD is his treasure.

The Lord is going to teach us, as born-again Believers, that our only source of stability is God and God alone. Sometimes a shaking of everything in our lives is required in order for us to end up putting our trust, hope and faith in God as our sole source of stability. Jesus said in John 16:33:

These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.

Seeking first the Kingdom of God is actually an act of repositioning yourself into the eye of the hurricane. Jesus was in the world but not of it. It's as if Jesus walked through the storm of life but existed in the eye of the storm, being unaffected by the wind and waves. Jesus was able to do this because He lived in the Kingdom realm of God even while living life here on the earth. Jesus sought first the Kingdom and therefore lived from the dimension of the Kingdom of God while operating in the earthly realm.

God's World Invading Our World

Jesus was modeling for us the kind of lifestyle that He wants us all to live. When His disciples asked Him how they ought to pray, Jesus responded by instructing them to ask that God's Kingdom come on earth as it is in Heaven. There is a lot of talk about the Kingdom these days and a resurgence of the Kingdom message. We need to understand that Jesus' main message during His earthly life was not the gospel of salvation. Jesus' main message was, and still is, the gospel of the Kingdom...the "good news of the Kingdom."

What is the good news of the Kingdom? Jesus shared the good news in Matthew 4:17 when He first began His public ministry. Jesus said: "Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand." In Matthew 10:7 Jesus released the same ministry of declaring that the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand to His disciples. After Jesus' resurrection and before His ascension, He spent another 40 days with His disciples and gave them further instruction about the Kingdom of God.

Yes, Jesus came to seek and save that which was lost. However, that which was lost in the beginning with Adam was much more than a salvation that would one day grant Adam entry into Heaven. In the beginning Adam was given a mandate to carry the dominion of God's Kingdom in the earth. Jesus, as the Last Adam (see 1 Corinthians 15:45), came to the earth not just to seek and save and provide a way for humanity to be redeemed; He also came to provide a way for the Kingdom of God to return to the earth and be advanced in the earth through redeemed sons and daughters of God!

There is currently a revolution taking place in the understanding of Believers all over the world. Most Believers have been preached a gospel of salvation that gets them "saved enough to go to Heaven." The problem with only hearing this limited portion of the good news of the Kingdom is that it has not prepared a people to actually fulfill God's ultimate call for His people. Here is the age-old, revolutionary understanding that many in the Church are now beginning to grasp:

You were not born again just so you could one day "go to Heaven." We were created to be filled with God and carry, release, and fill the earth with Heaven! As born-again Believers, we are already seated in Heavenly places with a mandate from God to establish and expand the Kingdom of God, on earth as it is in Heaven.

Somewhere along the line, people began to get in their head this idea of one day "going to Heaven." The Bible is clear about God's intentions for the earth. God intends to invade the earth with His Kingdom. God is bringing the Kingdom of Heaven here and we, as born-again Believers, are His agents whom He intends to do it through. Heaven and earth will be brought together as one in Jesus as He begins to fill ALL things.

Will a greater dimension of the Kingdom come to earth when Jesus physically returns again? Of course. But until that time comes, we have been given a mandate not to wait around and be good Christians until Jesus comes to save us, while the world gets darker. NO, we have a mandate to establish and expand the Kingdom of God by demonstrating His goodness and power, serving humanity with the love of God, influencing culture with the culture of His supernatural Kingdom and ultimately discipling nations!

The Bible says in Hebrews 12 that God will once again shake everything that can be shaken. However, He also says that we have received a Kingdom that cannot be shaken. Are things in your life shaking a little bit? Then, the proper response for you would be to begin to "seek first the Kingdom of God" in the midst of the storm and you will be elevated into the perspective of the Kingdom. There you will find that God is your stability and begin to live from His supernatural Kingdom realm and become an agent of transformation in your sphere of influence!

God intends for His world to invade our world, and He intends to do it through you!


Ryan Wyatt
Abiding Glory Ministries

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

It's about to happen

Exactly What, I don't know. But I have been given a fresh vision of what's about to take place.

There is an economic change coming. Profound. It will shake everything again.

There is a political change coming. Needful.

There is a change in perception of who we are as a country and how safe we are or aren't.

These changes will be sudden. Dramatic. And will upset whatever applecart you have assembled.

I have a clear sense of it and am right now trying to figure out how to put it into words. This is the next wave. It's not judgement. It's justice.

It's a re alignment that will help us all understand the nature of true riches. Riches that neither rust nor moth can spoil. Safe from thieves.

It's not what you think.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Cross Post - Teen Suicide is the Devil's attack on the Precious Fruit

John Armstrong posted a "review" of sorts of an HBO special about Teenage Suicide. It's good as far as it goes. But it leaves hanging the question of what to do. His last line about simplistic reveals the issue. It is and yet isn't simplistic. First the conclusion of his post. A suicide note was left behind of the 16 year old boy that killed himself.

In the last few minutes of the film the suicide note that Evan left behind is put on the screen. Evan listed six things to die for and six things to live for. His list is both chilling and revealing.

Six Things to Die For:

1. Fear of failing
2. Lack of trust in friends
3. Working hard for what?
4. Never being able to fit in
5. Knowing all the bad things are true; being lazy, loser, ugly, untalented and stupid
6. What’s the point?

Six Things to Live For:

1. Potential for being something great
2. Love of the people I trust
3. The future
4. Finding trusted friends
5. Sadness brought to family
6. Feeling better later

He concluded his note by writing: “So, six things to live for and six things to die for.” When you consider it these words seem almost clinical.

There is so much on both these lists that is true for many teenagers today. The statistics tell us that teen suicide is the number two killer among young people in America. If you want to get a sense of this tragedy Boy Interrupted provides it in large doses.

Mental disease is quite real. Christians who think otherwise should see this dark and powerful documentary. It refuses to provide simplistic answers.

My problem with that conclusion is that it misses the point. There are simplistic worldly answers that are band aids, but there are genuine answers. First the right question has to be asked. What is at the root of this problem. Why are young.people killing themselves. It's demonic. So, as a Christian, what are we supposed to do in reaction to demons oppressing and destroying others? What did Jesus do? What should we DO?

The simplistic worldly answer is counseling, drugs and perhaps institutionalization. I don't think the parents of Evan missed any of that.

The fact is we can offer what we have if we have it. We can't impart what we don't possess.

Appearing at the same time was an interview with a man who had a vision of the demonic forces behind this epidemic. Since I believe God and believe his prophets I take this seriously.

Here's another blogger's excerpt from THIS video:

Insecurity and Inferiority BOUND

Today I watched Sid Roth's "It's Supernatural" and his guest was Steve Foss. It was one of the most revealing shows I've ever watched.. I recommend you watch it several times. Basically, he says that he found himself caught up in a vision, and saw a highschool... And He was Binding, and Rebuking all of the demons that he saw, their names were on them... Most are common for highschool students... Drugs, Rage, Lust, Depression... But he said that everytime he would fight against them, it was like they were blown back, but then came back full force... They were connected to two large tentacles, that came out of both sides of the Highschool... And he realized that this was where these demons got their strength... He prayed, he says, for about 40 minutes, because these demons didn't have a name... Finally, he says, God showed him their names, which were in their roots, under the ground... The first was Insecurity, and the other was Inferiority... It's an amazing revelation, because I realize from past experience, most of the sins that I have knowingly done, stemmed either from Insecurity, or Inferiority...

That spoke to me because of all the demonic influences on our children and grandchildren, inferiority and insecurity are the worst.

Insecurity because people don't know how secure they are in Jesus. If you kill this body you can't kill my soul. That is ultimate security.

Inferiority. Sometimes I think the "hierarchy" in Christianity lends itself to this. I recall a recent discussion with a man who talked in term of the Pastor needing to be much better. Hierarchy.

And, we feed that. We hold all the letters behind our name or even our titles up as badges requiring respect. I have been guilty of that.

So, in the most "christian" way. Let's get the insecurity out of the way and make people feel fully equal or better. As leaders we have it within our power to facilitate it. Let's save this generation by showing them the greatness they have in Jesus and the absolute security they walk in. That's why I love the Prophetic. It offers that in ways that are supernatural.

I guess that's why Sid Roth said what he does about his program....It's supernatural.

Spirit and True Worship

I was concerned for a friend who misses worship, who has been unable to attend because of infirmity. I tried to be encouraging. I didn't have the right words. Then I saw this from Alan Knox. It's really well said. Why under the Prophet Blog heading? I don't think anything is more prophetic than entering into true worship. EVER.

Read this from Alan Knox:

.....the early Christians did worship, but they did not consider their church meetings (the times when they gathered together with other believers) to be a special type or kind or place or time of worship. Instead, they recognized that their entire life was lived as worship to God. Certainly this included the times they met with other believers. But, it also included other activities as well.

Certainly, reading and discussing Scripture can be worship. Certainly, sharing a meal together can be worship. Certainly, praying for or with someone can be worship.

But, in the same way, the early Christians could also say that going to the marketplace can be worship. Reading Scripture alone can be worship. Praying or singing alone can be worship. Preparing and eating a meal for your family can be worship. Working to earn support for your family can be worship.

The New Testament authors were consistent in writing that the early Christians gathered together as the church in order to edify, encourage, comfort, etc. one another. I think they recognized that as they served their brothers and sisters in this way, they worshiped God.

But, they did not use worship terminology to distinguish their times of meeting together from other times in their lives. Perhaps they recognized that doing so would have re-defined what it means to worship God.

I think the church is experiencing the ramifications of this type of re-definition today.

I made a note to a major Apostolic Leader yesterday that John Piper had once said, "evangelism programs exist because worship does not". I agree.

We don't "Get" worship. It's who we are. We were created to BE worship.

And THAT is the word of the Lord. Let's BECOME worship. By the way, in study of Martin Luther's writings, his paper on Vocation and Calling is exactly this.