Keep your eyes on me. You have let things of the world distract you. Some are distinctly BAD for you. Some are simply worldly pleasures that on the surface are innocent. But they can take you from me. Create distance you choose, not Me.
Those distractions are not from ME. I didn't send them to you. Some are deceptions of your flesh, some from the world and some from the Devil. Do not assume that they are better or worse because they are just from your flesh. Or the world. Those can be as dangerous as the ones from the devil.
IF they take your eyes away from being doves eyes you will be hurt. And you will hurt others.
And you hurt yourself. And your ministry.
Flesh driven appetites, pleasure, World driven Politics, Economics, Sports, Entertainment (even Internet and TV), and the Devil's lies, half truths, bitterness, anger and temptations are all roadblocks and detours from my purpose for you.
None of these comes with a warning label. You must have the gift I gave you in discerning what is diversion and what is from me.
My desire for you is to finish well. To be what I called and equipped you to be.
Anything less is less than my best.
Watch for the little foxes. They are the most deceiving of all.
I love you too much to keep silent. Will you have ears to hear......?
Monday, November 30, 2009
Sunday, November 29, 2009
From Brian Simmons:
Nothing is more important for a church than to disciple, equip, and release its members into active ministry. In 2010 I encourage you to begin an emphasis called – Discipleship Matters! The place to start is answering this question: What would a fully equipped and ‘discipled believer’ look like?
These profound comments followed:
Scary to the Enemy, Delightful to the King!
Psalm 149: 4For the LORD takes delight in his people; he crowns the humble with salvation. 5Let the saints rejoice in this honor and sing for joy on their beds. 6 May the praise of God be in their mouths and a double-edged sword in their hands, 7 to inflict vengeance on the nations and punishment on the peoples, 8 to bind their kings with fetters, their nobles with shackles of iron, 9 to carry out the sentence written against them.This is the glory of ALL his saints.
That spiritual fierceness is a combo of: All the gifts, all the fruits, and the sevenfold Spirit--each emulated, taught on, encouraged, challenged on (exhortations and rebukes), nurtured & developed, and practiced in the context of warning the idle, encouraging the timid, helping the weak, and becoming humbly patient--eek--w/ all, 1 Thess 5.
Clothed in humility but glowing in the dark
A Force to be reckoned with!!!...filled with LOVE...motivated by MERCY...moving in POWER of the Holy Spirit...extending FORGIVENESS.. doing all that is possible to LIFT UP THE POOR in mind , body and spirit...walking in WISDOM and DISCERNMENT...learning and speaking the TRUTH...ministering HEALING...leading the WAY...Being a WORSHIPER and a LOVER of Jesus...simply being the BEST OF THE BEST as we act like our ABBA, our Father God while walking in all humility and grace
I see an army of Jesus People who heal like He healed, live like He lived, threaten the status quo like He did, and are persecuted to the point of death like He was.
I see men and women, young and old realizing that something is terribly wrong with the lives of the average believer; who fall out of love with the world and who cut covenant together to change the world with the power of our ascended savior.
People who stop seeking to save their own lives, but decide that whatever the cost and whatever the consequence - we must pull a generation from Hell; empty the hospitals with the power of God; and raise the banner of holiness to the Lord, in a land where entertainment and worldliness has captivated the hearts of even the best of us.
God is looking for a people who will be committed to that which grieves his heart the most. I am continually convicted by my own lack of commitment and faith. Let the words of a godless communist convict the hearts of believers today. Fidel Castro said: "I began revolution with 82 men. If I had to do it again, I do it with 10 or 15 and absolute faith. It does not matter how small you are if you have faith and plan of action." Why is it that the godless can so simply change the world, while the Church is left behind in the dust? If only the people of God understood absolute faith and commitment to this extent!
I am so broken to see the Church fully committed to Jesus Christ. We don't need more flash or more of the world. We need total devotion to Jesus. I know that I'm where I should be yet, but I'm going there. I owe Him too much to offer anything less.
Both in the church and in the field - if we lead people to the Lord but leave them to flounder before they know how to 'chew their food', we drop the ball. The unchurched and now the unparented generations in our midst even need retroactive discipleship - more mothers! more fathers! They're so hungry! That and the glimpse of the heart of God for all of us has to be the juice behind our passion to GO
Disciples have been with Jesus. Maybe unschooled, uneducated. Maybe people the world considered foolish (so God could confound the wise). Uncompromising. True disciples will be like their teacher, and they will obviously be different because they've been 'with Jesus.' And disciples will be recognized by their Love. Following the new commandments Jesus gave to fulfill the law. Our hearts in tune with Hìs. Understanding His will as 'He causes our thoughts to be agreeable to Hìs will'... Out of Love and obedience- the power will flow. Probably more than we realize if our eyes and hearts are fixed on Him!
A fully equipped and discipled believer would be "armed and dangerous"- able to turn the world upside down....ready to start a revolution.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
The abandoned corpses, in white body bags with number tags tied to each toe, lie one above the other on steel racks inside a giant freezer in Detroit’s central mortuary, like discarded shoes in the back of a wardrobe.
Some have lain here for years, but in recent months the number of unclaimed bodies has reached a record high. For in this city that once symbolised the American Dream many cannot even afford to bury their dead.
Unburied bodies piling up in the city mortuary — it reached 70 earlier this year— is the latest and perhaps most appalling indignity to be heaped on the people of Detroit. The motor city that once boasted the highest median income and home ownership rate in the US is today in the midst of a long and agonising death spiral. [The number seventy symbolizes perfect spiritual order -- or in this case, the exact opposite: perfectly ghastly decay and disorder.]
The word ’strait’ carries very different connotations from its homologous cousin, ’straight’ (i.e., not crooked). In Hebrew scripture, it is translated from Strong’s H6887, צרר, and pronounced tsä·rar’, meaning:
to bind, be bound, or make narrow; to cause or suffer distress, to besiege; to tie up or shut up; to be scant or cramped; to show hostility toward, to treat with enmity; to vex, or harass
The word that first shows up in 1st Samuel 13:6 (key to establishing meaning):
When the men of Israel saw that they were in a strait, (for the people were distressed,) then the people did hide themselves in caves, and in thickets, and in rocks, and in high places, and in pits.
If we were to hop from Hebrew directly to an Engligh-French mash-up, the verse might read, “…they were in Detroit… distressed…” In the ESV, with the preceding and following verses (i.e., 1st Sam 13:5-7) it reads:
And the Philistines mustered to fight with Israel, thirty thousand chariots and six thousand horsemen and troops like the sand on the seashore in multitude. They came up and encamped in Michmash, to the east of Beth-aven. When the men of Israel saw that they were in trouble (for the people were hard pressed), the people hid themselves in caves and in holes and in rocks and in tombs and in cisterns, and some Hebrews crossed the fords of the Jordan to the land of Gad and Gilead. Saul was still at Gilgal, and all the people followed him trembling.
There is much much more to all this, And I recommend you go to his website to read the whole thing. It's pretty earthshaking stuff and worthy of Judgement as you are always supposed to do with the Prophetic.
Monday, November 23, 2009
All are true...and false.
True inside the matrix of the world in which we live, True for those who are fearful.
False for those hidden in Christ.
Jesus isn't up late worrying. He's quite at peace. He is the Peace of God....GOD!.
So can you be.
Be. Hidden. Filled. Overflowing. With HIM!
"Fear Not" is still the first thing we must be told when the storm rages.
The Spirit of God just DID.
Sunday, November 22, 2009
“No law can be sacred to me but that of my nature.” Ralph Waldo Emerson.
The only rule for living must line up with the word of God and be written on your heart. Be careful not to comply with that which is legal but ungodly.
Many will convince you that they are the same. They are not. Learn to hear the voice of God saying, NOT everything is Legal, Not everything is illegal.
We need a renewal of the voice of God speaking once again to his people.
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Sin is rampant and increasing. God is about done.
There is evil all around. It is now as it was in the days of Noah...except I think Noah's day wasn't this bad.
God's only answer is to have an ark of his covenant where he is present built in the spirit of true believers. He must protect them. And then he must close the door and seal it.
Only a flood of Judgement along with a revelation of His Spirit can wash away the filth. It will be brutal and loving all at once. Now the book of Revelation and the plagues come to life.
Man has once more fallen to a place where only a flood can wash. The age of Grace for the unbeliever is almost over. Grace was given because of the salvation of Sodom promised. That for 10 righteous he would spare. Some will come, most will not, they will curse God as they die.
We are now at a tipping point. God is not mocked and if you believe it, you are deceived.
I hear the sound of rain falling. Time to get into the ark. A flood is coming.
Friday, November 20, 2009
If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples.
I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go. I will guide you with My eye
Show me the path where I should go, O Lord; point out the right road for me to walk
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Here is a Better set of questions:
- What have you stopped doing or started doing because of your bible reading.
- What revelation have you received by the Holy Spirit this week that has changed or redirected you.
- What victory did you see Jesus do in your life this week
- How did the Hope you have in you touch others this week
- What did you impart that Jesus placed in you -- freely given freely give.
I always hate the idea that we have something we (in a superior position) SHARE CHRIST WITH...
You and I have NOTHING To share except that which he placed in YOU.
You can't impart what you don't possess. Most don't impart because they have nothing inside. Just mental assent. Tough to impart that.
Be ye filled with the Holy Ghost to overflowing and you will just impart. It's impossible not to.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
I can't tell you anything about it. If the person reading this was part of that...Blessings.
I guess the nameless and faceless call on my life is just that.
And it's enough.
Monday, November 16, 2009
You have a destiny in Christ. The anointing and the anointed one in whom you can do all things. That destiny may or may not be known directly. But it is inexorable. Except as the opposition that the enemy of your souls puts on you. He wants to stop you. He wants you to pull up short of what God's best is for you.
His intention is to stop, derail and defer anything that Father has planned for you. Some comes from yourself, but that isn't what stops you. It's a fear that stops us.
Fear? Fear of man. Wanting not to look bad in front of others. Wanting to keep a reputation. That is what will keep you from your destiny.
The fear of man brings a snare: but whoever puts his trust in the LORD shall be safe. Proverbs 29:25It's that snare of the Fowler that wants to keep you down. You were meant to soar, but the fowler wants to keep you down.
For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler, and from the deadly pestilence. Psalm 91:3
If you try to walk out your destiny, the world will ridicule you. They will disdain you.
Walk it out. You are right to follow your destiny.
I am hopeful. I want to see this be the breakthrough we hope for. The breakout. Asuza again. Let's see if we can remember from the past what is going on.
What made Lakeland different? An unusual leader in Todd Bentley. We were all hungry beyond belief. We wanted to believe. I wanted to believe.
And the worship was fabulous. Rick Pino, Heather Clark, Catherine Mullins and of course Roy. The people were intense.
What many of us remember were the wonderful testimonies of God's grace in healing and restoration. The faith. And times when the congregated just broke out in spontaneous praise.
People blame the end of the outpouring on Todd's difficulties. I don't. God was moving among his people, but leaders took it back. When the leadership took back the initiative from the Holy Spirit, Holy Spirit departed. OH, it was still good, but the sense of God's presence ceased. It became the big man on the platform. The microphone in a person's hand became the focus, not the power of presence of Jesus.
NOW, how about what is going on in Kansas city, is this the real thing? It's certainly refreshing. I'm well familiar with the pattern from my long times with IHOP. I love the whole concept. What I see however are people with a microphone in hand walking around cheer leading from the platform backed up by an excellent worship group. This isn't a good thing. It's not the way it works.
It will be the end of this move of God. UNLESS - a plaformectomy takes place. There are deliverances, there are healings, there are visitations, there are appearances of angels and even Jesus. Visions of open heavens are taking place. But, we are not hearing about it because someone has a microphone in hand on the platform. We are hearing from only those on the Platform.
If the desire is to keep this going at any level they must get the names and faces off the platform. Get the nameless and faceless to the fore. I want to hear what Alan and Mike have to say. That's all good. But, I want to hear what is going on with the one who has just come face to face with the risen Christ. For me that's far more important.
I am not critical, I'm sad. We do not yet know how to handle a genuine outpouring. We have ignored the lessons of Lakeland. We don't understand the visitation at Asuza. How brother Seymour sat with a box on his head waiting for God to Speak. And then only spoke what God said. And others did as well. The Presence of God was so strong, they didn't need to have a platform, a mike or a great worship band.
Where are the releases of the Word of God? They must trump the manifestations. Not preaching. PROPHECY. A weakness of outpouring is the fear of the Prophetic. It was true in Lakeland, it's true in the IHOP movement and I'm afraid it's true in this outpouring.
Rev 19:10 I fell down before his feet to worship him. He said to me, "Look! Don't do it! I am a fellow bondservant with you and with your brothers who hold the testimony of Jesus. Worship God, for the testimony of Jesus is the Spirit of Prophecy." We must be careful not only to fall to worship, we must hear what the Spirit Says. When Lakeland, Kansas City or any House of Prayer silences that voice, the Spirit of Prophecy, the testimony of JESUS, that outpouring is doomed.
I hope it's not. But, I want to see less of the Big Man with a microphone in his hand cheer leading.
I want to see AND HEAR FROM JESUS.
I tell you with confidence, even if you dislike what I say, THIS is the word of the Lord. No One may hear or receive it, but I know it to be true. My responsibility is to speak out What God is Saying. I just did. That's how Prophets are thrown into pits. Start Digging.
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Yet they walked with the true God and true man on the earth. Saw him die. Saw him Rise again. Saw him ascend into heaven and then true to promise recieved the spirit of God a few days later.
The "Wise" of the day rejected them. Didn't take them seriously.
As I see the ricicule that some heap on Christians, on Men and Women of God.
Even on Political People who name the name of Jesus.
I have come to the conclusion that this is an spirit of offense that says more about them than the person who they ridicule.
The destiny you and I have as a child of God will be fulfilled despite the ridicule any of us recieve.
The pain is all on them.
In a way I feel pity.
The word of God for you is, your destiny will not be delayed because of ridicule or being dismissed if you pursue the purposes of God in your life. The fear of man is a snare but he who hears the Prophet will prosper.
The Angels said on ascension day that in like manner Jesus would return....
Ascension day was ten days before Pentecost. If the day of Pentecost in the year 31 (which most people assign as the year Jesus was rose again) is calculated forward, then the year 2031 on May 21 is the exact day plus two thousand years that Jesus ascended into heaven. Since the angels said in like manner, it would be good to consider that could be the exact day Jesus will return.
I like to think about these things. Not that it matters. It probably doesn't. Or does it?
It matters exactly as much as the Date December 21, 2012. The movie that is opening about that date has the same credibility as the projection I just made. No more, No less.
Don't get excited. He's coming soon. When? I'll let you know the second I see the sky parting.
But then you'll see him at the same time I do so my alert will be redundant.
And the glory of the Lord will be made clear, and all flesh will see it together, for the mouth of the Lord has said it. Isaiah 40:5
Saturday, November 14, 2009
It's the real thing. Enjoy it. These spontaneous things are rare.
More Lord, MORE
Friday, November 13, 2009
"The support of both Israel and Iran can't go hand in hand. No change is made unless great choices are made," said Ahmadinejad. "We will clasp any hand that is extended sincerely toward us, but changes should be made in practice."
During a briefing at the Middle East Institute in Washington, Undersecretary of State William Burns responded to the remarks: "We seek a relationship with the Islamic Republic of Iran based upon mutual interest and mutual respect. We do not seek regime change. We have condemned terrorist attacks against Iran.
Burns said he recognizes "Iran's international right to peaceful nuclear power." He said the U.S. and its international partners are prepared to have serious discussions with Iran about "how it can resolve longstanding doubts about the exclusively peaceful nature of its nuclear ambitions ... reinforced by the recent revelation of a clandestine enrichment facility near Qom."
"We are ready to move with Iran along a pathway of cooperation, not confrontation, of integration, not animosity," he explained. "But it depends squarely on the choices that Iran makes, on its willingness to meet its international obligations and responsibilities."[Source: International Christian Embassy Jerusalem;
Thursday, November 12, 2009
And, he has put me in the place where I am friend to many who need friends. Many in leadership and industry are alone. They need a trustworthy friend who will stick with them.
I somehow have been put in that place.
I will carry the torch of friendship for these men and women of God. I have learned not to be overbearing. I'm not trying to change them. That's Holy Spirit's job. I am trying to let them know it's hard but God is Good.
As a prophet, being a Friend to people who need a friend is where I live today.
So, I will. I will be discrete, supportive, trustworthy and non judgemental. It is what they need in the battle. I will warn and encourage. I will offer Holy Ghost insight.
I will believe that whatever I say will be a confirmation of what they already know.
It's hard to be a visible leader. They are constantly under attack. If I can offer a listening ear and an encouraging word, Maybe that's enough.
Lord Use Me.
At kickoff I picked up the ball.
As fast and furiously as I could I ran toward the other side in the dream.
It shocked the opposition. He dodged and weaved. I ran directly at him. Fiercely.
Then I woke up. Peggy was worried something was wrong. I was running in bed.
There was nothing wrong, it was ALL RIGHT!
The Spirit of the Lord gave me assurance that I hadn't lost the desire to run to the battle. It's always been who I am. I have always been a fighter, blasting in. Some might think it's a prophetic anointing. I don't know. I do know that fear is not where I live.
God hasn't given me a spirit of fear. There is no fear allowed on the football field of Faith.
Run to the Battle.
It shocks the enemy.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
But, since a Generation biblically is actually 51.4 years, the more accurate date should be November 1.
There may be nothing to this,,,,,, but being ready is always a good place to be.
Is this true? When we quote Psalms 23 do we really get it?
I don't think so. I don't think we are capable of getting it. Until we MUST. God uses situations like Lions and Bears to equip his sheep for the Goliaths of life.
A dream by Graham Cooke contains this context. He saw himself in a place where the enemy was everywhere. Where people hated him. Warfare was rampant. Yet in the middle of all this was an insistent but friendly waiter who insisted on feeding him, on taking his order in the chaos, insisted on serving him in spite of the mess all around.
He wondered what that was all about and then remembered PS 23. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies.
Sometimes God comes to us in the middle of the biggest mess of attack of the enemies of our soul and body and he sets a table, serves, feeds, listens for our desires. It seems like it's in the middle of the mess where he shows up most obviously.
He is there. Jehovah-Shammah
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
Read it and you tell me.
I believe a Large Church can do things a small church cannot.
And vice versa.
I know all about the Barna Book Revolution. Read it. Yet, it seems like counter to that book, there is a place for the large church.
If the Holy Ghost were to come and create his church large, whey do we insist in making is small? What spirit is that?
I'm just asking, by the Holy Ghost.
If God moves in generations, and a generation is 51 years biblically, is there a significance to that date to come.
I suspect there is. We'll see. More revelation will come.
What was even more amazing was that this happened on the 51st anniversary of Kristallnacht by Hitler. Hitler commanded that Jewish Shops be destroyed and Jewish Synagogues be burned.
It was madness and resulted in the persecution of all things Jewish. It resulted in people being driven from their homes.
The prophetic implications of this "Coincidence" are amazing.
God saw the hatred of Jews and the implementation of a system designed to segregate a whole population. It resulted in the imprisonment, enslavement and murder of many.
51 years later (one generation later to the day) a system designed to segregate a whole population, imprison and enslave was torn down in a single night. A generation? Consider, Biblically a generation is 51 years.
We are told, in Matthew, that there are 14 generations between Abraham and David, between David and captivity to Babylon, and between Babylon and Christ. This equals 42 generations between Abraham and Christ. It is suggested that there are about 2,160 years between Abraham and Christ. 2,160 divided by 42 equals 51.4 years per generation.This story from Jewish news source gives credit to humans for this result. The credit all belongs to GOD.
One last thing, God uses events and situations to His Purposes. Kristallnacht was used to press the Jewish people into the restoration of Israel.
Fisherman and Hunters. Long Long before I knew much about Prophecy I read this passage and saw at once that it had to do with the Holocaust and the restored nation of Israel. I know many are offended at this idea, but don't be offended with me, be offended at the Spirit of God who caused the Prophet Jeremiah to say:
"'Behold, I will send for many fishermen,'" says the LORD, "'and they shall fish them; and afterward I will send for many hunters, and they shall hunt them from every mountain and every hill, and out of the holes of the rocks (Jer 16:16).'"
This was that..... Kristallnacht and the fall of the Berlin Wall
Sunday, November 8, 2009
If there is one thing that is consistent throughout scripture, it is this: God calls people when they are not ready. God will never call you into service when you think you are ready. This is intentional on God's part.
And, you can be sure when God calls you, you will have similar responses as Saul did when he was called to be the first king, or Gideon, when he was called to take down the idols in his nation, or Moses, when he was called to deliver his people from Egypt.
Saul answered, "But am I not a Benjamite, from the smallest tribe of Israel, and is not my clan the least of all the clans of the tribe of Benjamin? Why do you say such a thing to me?" (1 Sam 9:21).When God calls, you will most likely be in the most unlikely circumstances to receive that call. You will be in the midst of a crisis, you will lack resources, you will not have the skills you think you need. This too is the way of God.
"But Lord," Gideon asked, "how can I save Israel? My clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my family" (Judg 6:15).
But Moses said to God, "Who am I, that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?" (Ex 3:11).
God does this because He wants you to know your call is only based on His ability, not yours. When you think it is based on you, this is a false humility. And, it is unbelief and disobedience on your part.
Has God called you to something you have failed to do because you felt you were not ready? Repent before the Lord and let God accomplish great things through you.
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Why and When I will stop Prophesying, Stop Speakig in Tounges and Give Up Trying to Accumulate Knowledge
How do I know?
I read it in His book.
1 Corinthians 13
As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away. 9For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away.
So when is the perfect come? More important, WHO is the Perfect?
Has the perfect come already? OK, let's see. Prophecy is still going on, Tongues are being spoken in, and to my current understanding, Knowledge is still not passed away. Seems like people are still seeking it. Every day.
The whole bad interpretation that the Perfect is the Bible (as good as it is) is just straining at gnats to make a bad theological conclusion.
I am looking forward to the day when I can stop worrying about hearing from God in the Spirit and hear from him face to face.
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Planned Parenthood's abortion quotas exposed
Ex-director: We'd have client goal every month
Posted: November 04, 2009
10:05 pm Eastern
By Chelsea Schilling
© 2009 WorldNetDaily
Former Planned Parenthood director Abby Johnson with Coalition for Life Director Shawn Carney (photo: Coalition for Life)
A former director of a Texas Planned Parenthood branch who resigned after she watched an ultrasound-guided abortion told WND the clinic was pushing employees to strive for abortion quotas to boost profits.
"There are definitely client goals," former clinic director Abby Johnson said. "We'd have a goal every month for abortion clients and for family planning clients."
Johnson, 29, said the Bryan, Texas, Planned Parenthood clinic performed surgical abortions every other Saturday, but it began expanding access to abortion to increase earnings.
"One of the ways they were able to up the number of patients that they saw was they started doing the RU-486 chemical abortions all throughout the week," she said.
RU-486 chemical abortions kill the lining of the uterus, cutting off oxygen and nutrients, resulting in the death of an unborn baby. Johnson said the chemical abortion costs the same as an early first-trimester abortion: between $505 and $695 for each procedure.
She told WND the clinic was experiencing financial difficulties due to the economic downturn.
"Abortion is the most lucrative part of Planned Parenthood's operations," she said. "Even though they're two separate corporations, all of the money goes into one pot. With the family planning corporation really suffering, they depend on the abortion corporation to balance their budget, help get them out of the hole and help make income for the company."
She continued, "They really wanted to increase the number of abortions so that they could increase their income."
Now Planned Parenthood has retaliated against Johnson, filing a restraining order against her because the clinic fears she may leak confidential information.
The Brazos Valley Coalition for Life, a pro-life group that recently moved its headquarters several hundred feet away from the clinic, is named on the temporary restraining order as well. The injunction temporarily prevents her from releasing information until after a hearing scheduled for Nov. 10 in the 85th District Court.
Planned Parenthood claimed in court documents that Johnson copied private personnel files and other documents before she quit her position Oct. 6. The abortion provider's lawyers expressed concern that Johnson would disclose client medical records, doctor information and clinic security procedures. The restraining order contends Planned Parenthood would be irreparably harmed by an information leak.
However, Johnson told WND, "I don't have any confidential documents, so I'm not sharing anything because I don't have anything. I have no patient information. I'd never do anything to compromise patient safety or confidentiality. For them to even make that type of statement is so offensive."
Planned Parenthood of Southeast Houston released the following statement Oct. 30: "We regret being forced to turn to the courts to protect the safety and confidentiality of our clients and staff, however, in this instance, it is absolutely necessary."
Coalition for Life photo illustrates how close pro-life group's building is to Planned Parenthood clinic.
Johnson said she's not sure why Planned Parenthood is so concerned.
"Planned Parenthood is an organization that really runs on fear. If somebody crosses them, they are quick to threaten that person. I've worked for them for a long time and seen them threaten lawsuits multiple times," she said. "I'm not sure what they're scared of. When I first got the restraining order, I was so surprised. My initial response was, what do they think I know? What are they feeling guilty about?"
Asked whether she believes Planned Parenthood is concerned that information about its quotas will become public, Johnson responded, "Probably, yeah. I think they're just scared of the whole thing."
She said she believes the injunction is simply a scare tactic meant to keep her quiet.
"Clearly, that kind of backfired," she said.
Johnson explained that she resigned after she saw an ultrasound-guided abortion in which an unborn baby was vacuumed out of a woman's uterus.
"Ultrasound-guided abortions are not typically done in Planned Parenthood abortion centers because they're more time-consuming, and that's just not something that centers like that do," she said. "I'd never seen one of those done before. For whatever reason, the physician had called me back to assist with the procedure. When I saw that, that was really when my heart was changed."
Johnson, who was employed at the clinic for eight years and served as a director for two years, said the issue of abortion was "unsettling" for her the whole time she worked with Planned Parenthood. She said she kept "pushing down the guilt" and felt spiritually unsettled.
"There's no religion and there's no spirituality in an abortion clinic. There can't be," she said. "Whatever side you are on, pro-life or pro-choice, it is what it is – and that's taking a human life."
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
They always prophesied what the King wanted to hear. They knew the itchiness of the ear that hired them.
The problem is many times the King has an unction on his spirit and KNOWS that what he is hearing in court prophecy isn't true. The court prophets told the evil king that he would be victorious. Jeremiah told the king that they would be led into captivity in Babylon.
King Ahab called his court prophets. He knew something was wrong. He called for Micaiah. He didn't want to. He didn't like the true prophetic much. Micaiah told him the truth. You can read about it in 1 Kings 22.
What should happen, and what did happen in the story of King Ahab was that what the King already knew in his heart was confirmed. If I ever give a prophecy to a King or Warrior and it doesn't confirm what is already being heard in his heart, it's a false prophecy. And I'm a false prophet. Much of Prophecy is confirmation not information. The person receiving the word knows there are different ways he or she could go...then the word of the Lord says, "This is the way, Walk ye in it"...And they realize that's what they wanted to do.
I know God. He knows me. I know his voice. And I strive to be bold and faithful. I also strive to be Graceful. No hammers, just truth in love. 1 Corinthians 13 is the test.
I won't mention names but there are leaders of Large Ministries, Leaders of Large Churches, Leaders of States (governmentally), Leaders of Industry, Leaders of Men in front of whom God has placed me from time to time.
Many have been puzzled by my boldness to prophesy directly to them without fear. I know that I'm not speaking as if to a superior. I'm speaking the word of God direct from the Throne and Speak in all the authority that entails. He is the Supreme Ruler of the Universe, Lord of All, King of Kings.
Even if I were to speak to Prophecy to the Pope, The President of the USA or Russia if the opportunity arose, I would do so in the confidence that this is not my opinion. This is Saying what GOD SAYS - Power to Power.
And it matters. It makes a difference. I know it does. I won't tell you any stories. They are all private. These things are happening. But Worlds Change by the word of Prophecy spoken to those who can make a difference.
Just do it in Love and Grace.
Take your limits off of yourself! This is a time of enlargement and fulfillment. Your testings have produced new boundaries of authority in your life. Break old judgments that you have levied against yourself and others. See yourself and describe yourself the way God sees and describes you. You are fearfully and wonderfully made! Yes, times have been difficult, but in the midst of your testings the Lord has done a great work in you. You are not the same this season as you were last season.
Resist legalistic tactics that prevent you from worshipping in a new way. Robert Heidler says this: "We must learn to discern between the wheat of grace and the tares of legalism. They look alike. They grow together. Grace is based in faith working through love. Legalism is based in fear and control which are workings of witchcraft. Religion and legalism will morph together to form witchcraft. Legalism 'bewitches' people into believing that after beginning by grace they can advance through legalism."
Receive the Word of the Lord and Plant It In the Heavens
Resist the old. Do not agree with the lack of freedom that is attempting to stop your gift from working. Submit your gift and be disciplined. Let the Lord prepare you for this season of great change. Things are changing around us so rapidly. The reason changes are accelerating in the earth and the societal structures that we know is because the heavens are changing. Many never understand that there are seasons when the Lord changes the heavens. The heavens are changing and the earth must reflect the changes of Heaven. As we receive the Word of the Lord and plant it in the heavens, they will change according to the Word of the Lord. As the heavens change, then the earth will change.Ten Key Revelatory War Points
In this season you must rehearse the Word! We must meditate on what God says until the power of that revelation enters our bloodstream and cell structure. We must learn to worship and minister in our homes. This is allowing our gifts to be activated in new ways in small groups. When the time comes that we are not free, we will already know how to continue in our homes. Take the points below and use them to speak into your life and the environment around you.
Linda Heidler is a Scribe in God's House. She tries to capture the revelation that is coming forth each time we meet for corporate prayer, discuss in meetings what the Lord is saying from Heaven, and when someone is prophesying. We then "watch" with this revelation. You do war with the prophetic word God gives you. Now, we will attempt to encapsulate 10 Points to help you war.
Here are TEN KEY REVELATORY WAR POINTS for you to decree into your atmosphere:
1. In the season of "AYIN or "The Eye", when God opens your eyes to the demonic realm in a greater dimension, we must see beyond the dark structure that we have discerned and view into the realm of God. The Lord is showing you the demonic so you will know what is resisting you or that which will attempt to block or discourage you. When you see these foes, do not be overwhelmed. Remember Elijah saw the "word and the demon gods" that Jezebel was aligned with and ran from his position of authority (1 Kings 19:1-2). This postponed the Lord's plan to change the government of Israel.
2. The Spirit of God is giving you the prophetic revelation you need before you need it. Be alert to LOOK AGAIN at what He has already said to you in the past seasons. He will now refresh His voice so you can gain the revelation you need now and see a manifestation of His grace and promise in your life.
3. Like on a train, God has released engineering and conducting angels. The Spirit of God wants many things engineered (as in construction) and conducted (as in electricity) in this season. We are entering into a new 16-year Building Season. The apostolic leaders that are being raised up today will be downloading Heaven's building plan for His Kingdom projects. Invite these angels as messengers to bring God's plans.
4. God will be sending some of His people into dark structures. Do not fear the darkness. He will give you "night vision" to see a path of righteousness through any unrighteous structure. This will be like moving in the Gulf Stream through the normal ocean currents. The Gulf Stream is a warm stream that originates in the Gulf of Mexico, goes through the Florida Straits and into the colder waters of the Atlantic Ocean. The demon forces will part like the Red Sea and will be held back while God's children go into their new assignments. Look at all GIANTS as your food.
5. We must go up to the source of the river. Just do not be looking at "jumping in the river" this season, but go to the source where the river is beginning. Go to the high places. Topple old thrones of iniquity, follow the river down, and break all dammed structures. Find your supply sources that have been held up in the last season. God is opening our eyes to see those in need and is filling our mouths with the word that will bring them past the plan of the enemy.
6. There is a shout rising from us that will cause God to meet us with His shout. He will open the fountains of the deep to release the revelation for how to enlarge our tents and walk forward in this season. There is a shout deep in your belly where the "springs of living waters" exist. Play skillfully with this shout as it rises and flows from your mouth (Psalm 33).
7. There is a new drink bubbling up within us that will expel bitterness, pain and sorrow.
8. God will open our eyes to things we could not see in the last season so that He can activate the vision within us and finish what He has begun in us. He is Alpha and Omega. Alpha will show you what needs to be finished. Omega will show you how to walk things to the end.
9. God is making our minds new. The crowns you received in the last season need to be cast at His feet. Those crowns were meant to be given to our Lord and not worn into this season. He is fitting us and giving us new crowns to present to Him. He is putting new turbans on our heads and developing a new mindset for a new season. Read Zechariah 3.
10. You will see Babylon arise in a new way. Do not fear. The kingdoms of the world are becoming His. This happens by us being sent like Daniel to be the greatest influencers in the Babylon system.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
There is a syndrome in many full gospel circles that is out of line. I am prophetically calling them out. It stains us all.
I speak of the Rock Star treatment of celebrity status Men and Women of God that has gone over the top again.
It happened at one time more in the African American Churches. There was real abuse. Limo's, guards, big spending preachers with accouterments that made Mariah Carey's requirements look tame. Royalty treatments that were shameful, costly and dishonorable.
From time to time I have been part of that. Helped host a big name someone to come to the pulpit or platform. WOW. The list of "Needs" is limitless. Once we were going to invite a famous christian singer to come to the 4000 seat auditorium in Fargo, we got a note from her front man. It was amazing. Blue M&M's only please kind of thing. We didn't ask her to come.
Assigned parking places are Good for an older Pastor. But if you are an able bodied man or woman of God, the most Holy parking places are at the backside of the lot, particularly on Sundays. Taj Mahal Office layouts sometimes are so ostentatious they scare me. It's nearly profane.
I think good transportation is important, but does that always mean a first class airline ticket and a Limo to pick you up and deliver you back? I mean, we have good men and women of God who own cars and can find the airport and would consider it a privileged to ferry you around. Heck, I'll bet there are still car rentals available.
Does the Holy man of God really need two suites when it's just him staying there? Honest?
How many Armor Bearers do you really need? Can that Bottle of Water be that heavy? Some who love you will serve without demand. That's what the Holy Ghost does best, motivate people to serve.
Is a hotel room for 240 minutes worth of nap equal the $120 dollars of God's Gift from his People? Is that a good use?
And the one that amuses me most is the "Guaranteed Offering". HUH. Is there such a thing? I have come to Admire Apostle Barbara Yoder. She spoke at a little conference several weeks ago. The love offering taken was short. Less than she expected or was worth I'm sure. There was a drive and time. There just were NOT the people there to do much better. She might have "Demanded". She would have succeeded in her demand if she had. But, she was gracious. And, later spoke kindly of the man she went to speak for. This told me MUCH about her. What people do when they think no one is looking is who they really are. She's the real deal.
This isn't condemnation. This is Holy Ghost indignation in part. Sometimes the whole celebrity thing in Christendom is so over the top to make me nauseous.
I can tell you by the anointing as a Prophet of God that sometimes the "Honor" we pay christian celebrities dishonors God. He will share his glory with NO MAN. I read that in his book.
When we participate in Glorifying Man above that which is Godly we engage in Ungodliness.
How about some Balance? GLORY TO GOD IN THE HIGHEST AND ON EARTH PEACE, GOODWILL TOWARD MEN
It's an assignment of the enemy to keep us blind. We are deceived because we don't see the path. The lamp of God that was designed to guide our path has been overshadowed by the bright light of distraction. Lucifer is a Latin word, literally meaning "light-bearer" He still uses his evil light to get us off the path.
It looks good. It even feels good for a season. It satisfies the flesh for the moment. But in the end it's empty. A flash in the Pan. Then the search for the path light resumes. It takes longer. His lamp unto our feet is still there but the glare of other things takes our eyes off the way.
It's not just about sin, although, sin will cause us to have our eyes darkened. It's not just about business and activity that diverts. It's about the besetting of ourselves. Besetting that knocks us off our quest.
It's less than His best for us. His pure light is all we need. It will guide and lead. It will expose the diversions of the enemy. It will keep us from falling into darkness. Our only job is to know HIM. He is the only true light. All other, no matter how bright are angels of light on assignment to mislead you or ME into outer darkness.
2 Corinthians 11:13-15 (New Living Translation)
These people are false apostles. They are deceitful workers who disguise themselves as apostles of Christ. 14 But I am not surprised! Even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. 15 So it is no wonder that his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness. In the end they will get the punishment their wicked deeds deserve.
Stay focused, watch for the pathway lamp, keep your eyes on Jesus and ask him for more light. He will show himself strong. Because he is the Light.
1 John 5b-7
God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. 6If we claim to have fellowship with him yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live by the truth. 7But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.
Monday, November 2, 2009
In one case deceived by a lie about money. A lie about government. A lie about finances. Buying this lie has and will put him in bondage. Severe bondage. I have tried to ask questions and hope he gets the message. He doesn't. I have prophesied to him. When you buy a little lie, it leads to a big one and eventually to death, at least in this case death of his ministry.
The other is more devious. This man is about my age. Bright. Prolific. Well educated. PhD. But he is full of pride...hubris. He consumes many books, watches TV a great deal, goes to many many movies, loves sports of all kinds. He is absorbed by worldly things to the point where anything about Jesus is surplus or is driven by tradition and education. I don't think he has had an original revelation from the throne of God in years. He will lose his ministry if he doesn't begin to set aside these worldly distractions. He is about to drift off. He will wonder why. I have spoken to him.
In both cases they hear me but they don't. Deception is like that.
I have laid hands on them at one time or another in trying to break this spirit.
Sometimes it seems like people have to spiritually have a Prodigal time and then return from the far country after too many pea pods. The spirit of Deception is there to defer, waylay or neutralize what might have otherwise been a great move of God in people's lives.
When the Bible says that the very elect might even be deceived, I have seen it first hand. Many are.
Sunday, November 1, 2009
I have been to many conferences, seminars, special meetings and so forth in my life. Many Christian. Some are better than others. Some aren't. I hear people say, "If I can get just ONE idea from it I will be happy". Pretty low expectations in my opinion.
From the first time I heard about this, when it was announced, My heart leapt. I somehow knew that this was going to be different. This area of Southeastern Michigan Ann Arbor and Detroit is a very hard hit place in this time. Crime, corruption and mass unemployment. Deserted areas of Cities. Pretty rough stuff.
So in a way, this is a desert. A dry place. A place with no obvious fruit or hope for any.
Functionally the conference was good. Good speakers, Paul Keith Davis, Ray Hughes and Chuck Pierce from out of town and Of course Apostle Barbara Yoder.
But that wasn't what made it special.
An old friend of mine, Julie Meyer and her son Isaac led worship. I actually played bass in a little ensemble once with them at the IHOP. Isaac was younger then. Much. Long ago.
So I felt right at home. But that wasn't the secret ingredient.
What made it so unique and special was the expectation and hunger of the people. There were people there from all over the USA and even from out of the Country, Canada and Great Britain.
The worship was good, passionate. But that by itself didn't make it.
God honors the hungry heart. He moves where he is invited. He moved in this conference. By the end of the First Night I told Apostle Yoder, "This is a BIG deal". She may not have understood just then how big this was going to be. I could see in the Spirit what God was about to do.
During the conference in the spirit I saw bondages fall off people. I saw people being washed over by the Word. I saw debris being flooded out of their lives. People found identity. Things were uncovered in their lives. Hidden seed long dormant in their lives began to sprout and bloom. Some things were set aside. I know that my face is set like flint today in ways Never Before.
People wouldn't leave. They wanted to go deeper. They wanted more. God honors that kind of hunger.
Many people recieved new commissions, new assignments, new courage, new hope and an uncovered heart. Even among those on the platform. I believe that this was not just another conference for a couple of them. Surely for Chuck Pierce.
Sure there was some flesh, there were a few who were just there for the circus. But when I had the opportunity to look into their eyes at the end of Friday night I saw wide eyed hunger, people desperate for God.
“Seek me and you will find me” I heard the Lord say. They did.
I have not ministered in Africa. I have in Brazil and Mexico. Hunger is the catalyst that releases the presence and power of God.
The problem with such a conference with such depth and passion is to try to replicate it. That's not easy to do. If a month from now the same people came and the same speakers and the same worship team it wouldn’t be the same. God is clear. Behold I do A NEW thing. He will NOT be put in a box or become formulaic. He moves when he wants to move. To try to manipulate Him to move is Religion.
Next time it will be different. Next time it will have different effect. God is up to good things.
But this time was something that has changed lives forever. I've had a few like this. Once with Rodney Howard Browne. Another time with a person by the name of Smith. I don't recall much about him, or what he said, but he spoke a destiny I'm still walking out today. And once with Joyce Still. I’m living in that promise.
The prophetic voice is the sound the desert responds to. As the prophets spoke the desert bloomed. Dry bones received new flesh and people were equipped. There was a adding to that I love when several prophets are together. No big stars, one piggybacks from another. It becomes a creative experience. Soon as one speaks and another comes behind the Voice of God is heard.
Isn't that exactly like Holy Spirit?
I love the Prophetic.