Saturday, January 30, 2010

Rebuilding Comes From the Rubble - Prophetic View of the Haitian Earthquake and the Quake to Come

Every newscast on TV, Radio, Internet and even Newspapers (remember them) is full of the pictures of destroyed buildings, destroyed infrastructure, destroyed lives, destroyed families and a culture that is exposing the goodness and evil that was there all the time.

It's rubble on which rebuilding takes place.

There have been collapses. The market a year and a half ago. Some rebuilding has happened...but there is one more collapse to come and there will be rubble. THEN true rebuilding will commence. Unless it's torn down completely it can't be rebuilt.

This is not restoration to what was. It's rebuilding to what should be.

The collapses that will come will create rubble that will become the beginning of better things.

States will collapse soon. Not all. Many. The governmental agencies will cease to function. It will create chaos and require rebuilding.

California, Michigan, Illinois, Arizona and others. It will be a domino effect. Cities will collapse. Detroit, Chicago. There will be gasps of attempts to hold it together but they will fail.

These collapses will not just be in the USA. Several Countries in Europe are on the brink of collapse. Greece and Spain are among them.

These collapses will mean that whatever market progress was left will disappear. Perhaps half of the Dow we have today.

The issue for all the governmental agencies, for all the states, for all the nations in collapse is that they never contract. Government ONLY expands. Gets larger.

No one can stop this collapse. Not even Ronald Reagan could.

There is GREAT NEWS in this. The collapse will mean (if we don't submit to an evil leader like Germany did after the collapse of the Wiemar Republic) that we will emerge with less government and better governance.

It is going to be hard, it is going to be painful. It may even involve a geophysical earthquake.

It's been two hundred years since the New Madrid fault last quaked. Last time the quake was 8.4 on the Richter. It destroyed much, there wasn't much there so the destruction was limited. The quake in Haiti was 7.0. 8.4 is a exponentially larger number. Each measurement increase of 1 is ten times the prior number. That means an 8.4 would be 17 times stronger than the 7 that hit Haiti.

The earthquake that took place in Haiti was manifested by the earth moving up and down 15 feet 9 times in 25 seconds. If that level happened in Chicago, the Hancock Building would collapse.

Haiti's last earthquake of 7 intensity was 200 years ago. If the New Madrid fault line moved again at the the intensity of 8.4 there would be widespread devastation. It might offer a cover for the rebuilding that must happen. Think about Haiti. Few of those superfluously corruption political appointments are working right now.

We must be aware that the economic collapse to come will happen....sure as night follows day. Rebuilding will follow as sure as Day follows night.

And it may come on the heels of a huge geophysical disaster.

God HATES an unjust balance:
The LORD detests double standards; he is not pleased by dishonest scales. Proverbs 20:23

Things are out of Balance...the Scales will be corrected.

An Encouraging Prophetic Word from Nigeria

By: Abraham George Alademerin

Vol 2 - No 1. January\February 2010.


Jesus came to this world to destroy the works of the devil. He laid down His life and rose again in fulfillment of His declaration that “I WILL RISE AGAIN” (Lk 24:6-7). In our own case, we are not down for an important purpose like Jesus, it is the devil that pulled us down flat like a pin fall or submission or knockout in wrestling bout, and not wanting us to rise again to fulfill God’s purpose in life.

In what area in previous years has the devil knocked you down? Is it collapsed business, lost glory, broken marriage or home, financial wreckage, spiritual death or dryness, lost vision, health attack, etc? Whatever power or agent of darkness that has down loaded any of these negative things into your life instead of uplifting your glory shall be devoured by fire.

There is need to arise and move out of the terrible situations of life. In 2 Ki 7:3-16, four leprous men got this revelation and immediately rejected stagnancy - the oppression of the devil. Before their deliverance, these four leprous men, sick beggars went to surrender to the enemies at the most surprising moment of their lives and God transformed their lives into victory, relief and honour among the Israelites. You must take a decision of faith this year, this month; this week, this hour, and this moment to move forward (Vs 3-4).

Jesus in Mt 27:64-65 arose from death; you too must arise and reject the terrible situations planted in your life by the devil. You must arise and move forward to possess your hidden possessions. Will you declare to yourself? - “I WILL RISE AND MOVE FORWARD IN 2010” (Vs 5)

God is always waiting for our willingness together with our actions to act ahead of us. God sent confusion into the camp and midst of the enemies of the four leprous men in 2 Ki 7:6. Faith (willingness and action together) is the key of victory and possessions. God has promised to do good to us, in all our endeavours, we must rely on His promises. His promises may be either short time or long time as He has both in His kitty. Against all odd, He would be faithful to His promises and when you arise to claim them in due cause, He would also arise to favour you. Jesus arose and moved forward and ascended on high. He mounted the throne of God in heaven from beneath to the highest level. What about you?

A stagnant person will soon rust away, but when you take a step forward, you will climb a ladder to the higher ground. A rolling stone gather no moss but a stable or stagnant one gather much to deform its image, so is a cutlass that is left on the soil for long, it get rusted and deformed loosing its sharpness and begin to sink little by little into the soil. When you arise, your enemy will arise and flee (Vs 7). It is then you can possess your possessions and bring good tidings to other people like the four leprous men (Vs 8-16).

Therefore, with much faith, be diligent in your business and more so in serving the Lord:

- Have a focus. Draw plans for the days, months, year 2010 and years ahead.

- Take a decision. Get rid of indecision and procrastination. Do not allow people influence you negatively.

- Take a step forward - What first? Think about carrying out the vision at hand. Think about something new or reformation of good things neglected in the past.

- Do not be slothful. Let your mind and your hands be strong in the Lord and in your daily endeavors.

- Be prayerful. Prayer is the strength of transformation, reformation, revival, etc; the key that opens doors of secured achievements.

“Seest thou a man diligent in his business? He shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men (obscure or unknown men)” (Prov 22:29).

“Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord” (Rom 12:11)

“Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee” (Isa 60:1).

“Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead and Christ shall give thee light.” (Eph 5:14).

Therefore, as you want to proceed in life this year, arise and shine.


What will you do with this month’s confessional prayers? Good things happen when you least expect them to.

1. I refuse to die spiritually, materially, financially, mentally and physically. I receive spiritual life, material life, financial life, mental life, and physical life.

2. I uproot and consume by fire every deposition of death in my life.

3. Graveyard spirits, spirit of poverty, I paralyzed your activity in my life this year.

4. I come out of the grave of hardship etc today. God raises me up into my place and year of honour.

5. I reject poverty; I embrace the wealth of God.

6. This year by the power of God, I am exalted, I am promoted, and I am lifted up.

7. This year with the right hand of God, I come out of the dust, out of ashes – poverty – lack –pitch of debts, etc. I am lifted up and seats with princes, kings, etc.

8. This year, by fire by force, I inherit the throne of glory and honour, I possess my possessions, and I recover and discover my authority. I will rule and reign.

9. This year, I overturn every negative thing in my life to positive things.

I prophesy that this month that you have crossed over into Year 2010; the Lord will cause your glory to rise and shine.

JESUS is the LORD of lords

Wishing you a transforming, victorious and glorious 2010.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Prophetic Open Eyes

While Listening for what the Lord is Saying this morning the Old Song, "Open My Eyes Lord, I want to see Jesus" has been in my head.

Sometimes when a song hits replay in my head I know it's Holy Spirit trying to get my attention.

Here's what Jesus said about himself and what we will see when our eyes are opened:
John 14: 6“I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me. 7 If you had really known me, you would know who my Father is. From now on, you do know him and have seen him!”
He was speaking to Thomas who had a hard time with doubt and reconciling what he saw with his eyes and what he knew in his spirit. A great deal like the people walking the planet today.

Here's what I heard the Lord say today:

You want Me to open your eyes. You want to See ME. I will show you.

The single path to knowing the Father is knowing me. As you discover Me you discover the Father. You cannot see the Father and live but you can see me....I want to reveal myself to you. Your spiritual eyes are the ones that need opening. I and the Father are ONE. Yet to know the Father you must know me. Every other venture, interest, passion or pursuit that tries to take the place of ME will lead you off the path. Only I am the way.

I am the truth. Truth that comes from the throne alone. The world of lies and deceptions will cause you blindness. Those lies are from the deceiver alone. I am only truth. I cannot lie. It is impossible. Truth is hard to discern. Unless it comes from Me alone the potential for a lie is great. Seek truth, even when it's painful. Avoid vain speculations. Avoid old wives tales. Avoid following this one or that and compare everything you see and hear with the Truth of WHO I am.
When you pray to have you eyes open, seek truth and reject voluntary blindness.

I am the Life. The enemy of your soul wants to kill you. In this body and eternally. He will use every scheme to destroy and rob you of the destiny you were created for. When you find yourself sidelined in the ditch recognize that my best for you is on the path of life. My life. It's not that you have sinned to fall in the ditch. You were blinded and following blinded others were led into that place. Life is my gift to you...Now.... and into eternity. Seek life in me and you will see me.

The distractions that keep you from the way, the truth and the life are snares set by the enemy to hinder and even destroy you. Be on guard. Watch and pray. You are my treasure on earth. I created you for Good Works by My anointing. You are valuable beyond belief. I know. I gave up everything for you.

I only ask the same.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

I heard the Heart of Jesus Beat Today

Today I drove a truck of supplies into the city today to be loaded on a container to head for Haiti. Unloading and talking with Christy I heard Jesus Heart Beat.

How do I know? Cause I have read about what his heartbeat is like:
But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd, MAT 9:36.
When Jesus sees the fainting multitudes He has compassion, His heart is moved, it beats a little faster, His blood flows faster, He becomes animated, He takes action, He looks after his own.

That's what happens when the Body of Christ moves in compassion in response to seeing multitudes fainting and scattered abroad. The heart is moved. It beats as one. And takes action. We are JESUS on the earth today. He moves thru you and me.

The Body of Christ is best when it acts as the heart, hands and feet of Jesus.

Let's be the Body.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Jesus Speaks to Churches Tolerating the Demon Jezebel

Jesus was disgusted with the Church at Thyatira as recorded in the book of Revelation Chapter Two. His disgust was with toleration of the Demon Jezebel. This demon spirit is alive and well in many churches in America today. Jesus was upset and said this:
To the Church in Thyatira
18 "To the angel of the church in Thyatira write:

These are the words of the Son of God, whose eyes are like blazing fire and whose feet are like burnished bronze. 19 I know your deeds, your love and faith, your service and perseverance, and that you are now doing more than you did at first.

20 Nevertheless, I have this against you: You tolerate that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophet. By her teaching she misleads my servants into sexual immorality and the eating of food sacrificed to idols. 21 I have given her time to repent of her immorality, but she is unwilling. 22 So I will cast her on a bed of suffering, and I will make those who commit adultery with her suffer intensely, unless they repent of her ways. 23 I will strike her children dead. Then all the churches will know that I am he who searches hearts and minds, and I will repay each of you according to your deeds. 24 Now I say to the rest of you in Thyatira, to you who do not hold to her teaching and have not learned Satan's so-called deep secrets, 'I will not impose any other burden on you, 25 except to hold on to what you have until I come.'

26 To those who are victorious and do my will to the end, I will give authority over the nations— 27 they 'will rule them with an iron scepter and will dash them to pieces like pottery' —just as I have received authority from my Father. 28 I will also give them the morning star. 29 Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches.

So, what does the demon of the Jezebel Spirit look like in a church? It's pretty ugly. It is self centered, power seeking and controlling. When it comes up if it's not crushed as Jesus says He will do, it will destroy a church from the inside.

From a book on the Spirit of Jezebel I have reviewed here are some excerpts:

First, the Jezebel spirit has a huge ego and wants to meet its desire and need for power. The Jezebel spirit does this by assuming false authority by any means possible. With this false authority the Jezebel spirit not only fulfills its need for power, but also gets tremendous ego satisfaction as it continually maneuvers for a high position on any hierarchical totem pole — either real or imaginary.

Second, the Jezebel spirit will continue and continue and continue to proclaim their authority. The Jezebel spirit has to do this because it has no real authority. So they have to continue to remind others that they have authority.

Third, the Jezebel spirit is quick to attribute any “problems” others point out to them as being caused by the person who brought it up. Remember, the Jezebel spirit “leader” claims self-proclaimed “speciality” and you don’t. Again, a variation of the “false authority” theme.

The tactics of the Jezebel spirit are these:

A. Approval, appreciation, acceptance and recognition are a basic desire of every human being. Controlling spirits of Jezebel are more than willing to accommodate that desire and will verbally praise you publicly and privately. The Jezebel spirit will appear to be a loving and gracious person, oozing and dripping with flattery on those occasions when it best serves their purposes. They will woo and win you over to their “cause” by their insincere flattery — if you let them.

B. The Jezebel spirit is skilled at endorsing your (sometimes repressed or hidden) personal desires to be an authoritarian leader. Having toyed with the idea of perhaps eventually becoming a great leader and servant for God this type of false prophecy is very heady, exhilarating, influential and motivating. This is really an extension of all that false verbal praise and flattery.

C. Eventually they will use the verbal praise and flattery they built you up with as a reference point to measure your expected performance. You will now be found to be lacking in some or all areas of such performance. This is another aspect of the praise and flattery, the purpose of which is to manipulate and intimidate you by expressing the disappointment that the Jezebel spirit now feels in you having disappointed God by your failure to conduct yourself as an up and coming powerful religious leader. The purpose of this semantical nonsense is to motivate you to do only what they tell you to do.

The controlling spirits of Jezebel are experts in giving and withholding flattery to continue to exercise their false authority over you.

D. You will begin to notice that there are “unspoken rules” which are constantly changing. Knowing that you will be labeled as “the problem” if you ask any questions you subconsciously adjust your thinking to keep in step with that of your “leader.”

E. Their walk won’t match their talk. Contradictory statements will be made that sound like they violently oppose what they are, in fact, doing. They try extremely hard to paint a beautiful verbal picture of their ugly behavior, not them.

If you are the Leader of a Church or Fellowship you owe it to people for whom you are responsible as shepherd to not let this infection in your midst and if it is, you must remove it. The worst is, this is often a person who you rely on greatly. One who works hard. One who is in "Authority".

It would be OK except this demon carries death.

It's a choice you must make.

Jesus Speaks to Christian Television and Churchitainment as Practiced in 2010

I know a blogger Alan Knox who could do much better with this than I do. Perhaps he will.

I only know that I can hardly bear to watch most Christian Television. And church services with the platform prissies make me nauseous. Where is the humility? Where are the tears of repentance? Where is the connection with the heart of God? I understand that as a prophet I bear the spiritual marks of Jesus and what grieves me grieves him.

There are a few on Christian TV I will watch. There are some church platform people who are in line with the heart of God. Fewer than should be.

Jesus spoke to this Jezebel spirit of "Look at Me". Matthew 23

5 “Everything they do is for show. On their arms they wear extra wide prayer boxes with Scripture verses inside, and they wear robes with extra long tassels. 6 And they love to sit at the head table at banquets and in the seats of honor in the synagogues. 7 They love to receive respectful greetings as they walk in the marketplaces, and to be called ‘Rabbi.’

8 “Don’t let anyone call you ‘Rabbi,’ for you have only one teacher, and all of you are equal as brothers and sisters. 9 And don’t address anyone here on earth as ‘Father,’ for only God in heaven is your spiritual Father. 10 And don’t let anyone call you ‘Teacher,’ for you have only one teacher, the Messiah. 11 The greatest among you must be a servant. 12 But those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.

That seems pretty clear to me. I wish we would get this in the church and on Christian TV. We have become irrelevant to the culture because we look no different from the culture. When I watched part of the telethon for Haiti a few nights ago it looked like any praise night, worship service or much of what you see on Christian TV today.

The lost world can't see us. We are camouflaged to look JUST LIKE THEM.

It's not working.

See what Jesus said.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

What the Lord Requires of YOU and ME

Micah 6:8 (Amplified Bible)

8 He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, and to love kindness and mercy, and to humble yourself and walk humbly with your God?

I often think of this and measure myself against it. Once more I did today.

He has shown me what is good; And what is not. My obedience is dependant on my doing the good and shunning the evil.

This is NOT optional. He tells me that these things that are good are Requirements. Requirements that if I do NOT meet them means once more I am falling short. I am missing the mark. I am in sin. We all sin, but when he places before us things that are requirements and we step right over them, we are rebels. Outside the camp. Opposing GOD!

He says I am to do Justly. Do what? Do what he asks me to be JUST. To be just fair honorable upright and treat all people with right motives. This means preferring one another over ourselves. I am still learning this. But, I know it's a requirement. So I will. I prefer myself too much.

He says I am to LOVE kindness and mercy. Not just be kind. Not just act merciful while secretly gritting my teeth. Anyone can do that. When you order a Hamburger at McDonald's they are kind. When you go to the dentist they are Merciful. It's their job. BUT, it's not driven by the gift or Godly Requirement. Jesus said that loving those who do not love you or misuse you are the ones we must love. We must understand that we love them because we LOVE kindness. We LOVE Mercy. Not out of obligation but because the Heart of Jesus beats in our own breast. I'm still learning this every day. I'm learning the difference between Nice and Kind. The difference between Enabling and Mercy. Its a complex situation. And it's a Requirement.

He says I am to Humble myself. That means taking the parking place furthest from the door. Taking the seat not at the head of the table. Not trying to be up front on the platform seeking attention. Only being where and when I am called to be. When I see someone drawing attention to themselves I know they have missed this requirement. "Look at what I can do" is not a humble behavior or attitude. This requirement is not about humility before God. That's yet to come. This is humility before each other. I work hard to keep balance in this area. While not being unduly self effacing, I try to not be unduly spotlight seeking. The spotlight is a demon that possesses people. Kill your flesh...Humbly. It's a requirement.

Last He says I am to walk humbly before HIM. That seems easy until we think about what it really means. It means that HE is God and YOU are not. You must lay down every pretense in his presence. There will come a day when you will cast every crown, every achievement, every good work, every intention at his feet. Those that come out as pure gold as refined by fire will be fewer than you think. I think about some things I did at one time that I thought were selfless acts of Godly behavior. What a fool I was. All of them will burn as wood hay and stubble. Even the things that I thought were "Of Christ" "For Christ" "In Christ" in eternity are just ashes now.

I have no good thing in me at all. It's that level of Humility that he calls me to.

Can I get there? I don't know. Maybe thinking I can is pride. I know this one thing. I press on. I do what I know to do every day laying all my ambitions hopes and dreams at his feet.

I prayed this morning with a dear pastor friend. During the Prayer time it became clear that we must submit all our plans to him.

It's humbling. It's a requirement.

Lord HELP me. I'm weak.

Monday, January 25, 2010

What it will look like after you die in dead works

Sunday Night I was handed a Vision of what will happen to a lot of GOOD Church People. If this is you, you are in for a BIG SHOCK!

One day you will come face to face with Jesus. You will plead your case. You will say:

JESUS, in your name I taught Sunday School for years. I served in soup kitchens. I sang on the worship team. I formed a children's choir. I led bible school. I was at church every time the doors were open. If there was a service I was there. I worked harder than anyone at church I know. I was dedicated. I was a true hard worker and without me much would never have been accomplished. I even stayed late and washed dishes. I have been faithful in every way.

Jesus will look at you sadly and say, "Depart from me, I never knew you". Matthew 7:22-23

It's not about good works. Many who are bedridden who love God and KNOW Him personally will hear well done good and faithful...enter into your rest. They couldn't do anything on this earth for Him. To KNOW Him is good, but more important be KNOWN of HIM.

A word of Knowledge here.... If you KNOW someone who fits this, if you are someone who fits have to know that you are headed for an eternity without Jesus if you don't repent now. It's not about LOVING HIM. Sinners lost forever Love the Jesus of the manger. Even the Jesus that casts no first stone. Jesus who loves without Judgement. That's the Jesus they love. It's not the Jesus they will stand before someday. He loves but he is Just.

Your good works will happen because your faith is pure. In fact some people who are over the top in good works are really trying to compensate for an unrepentant heart. It's a lost cause.

What will it take for you to come to Jesus for real? To abandon yourself to him. Even if you couldn't do another thing again He can KNOW you. What would it take to be KNOWN BY HIM?

The answer is out there. You must be forgiven. And that happens by being Born Again FOR REAL. Jesus is calling.... not for Dead Works... For your heart. Give it up. Lay down all your ambitions. All your hopes and dreams. All your useless activity. No one is fooled. For sure Jesus isn't.

Your eternal Soul hangs in the balance.....

The Deterioration of the Prophetic

I see a lack of accountability in people who have been prophetic giants in the past. It seems like they are looking for cover. They don't want to speak out what they see. They fear retribution. They want to couch what they hear in acceptable words.

There's a place for that. I have a VERY HARD word for a person I love very much in Ministry. I must wait till the right time and the right place to offer it. It must be given in love. It will be very painful for me and for them. If there was a chance I didn't have to offer this word up I would not.

I am guilty of the same syndrome. Except for this. I will not hide behind the prophetic skirts of other prophets. If I am to be stoned I will stand alone.

Just today I received by email another Prophetic Committee word. All good, general, soft, harmless and offers good cover.

One thing I LOVED about the 7-7-07 call was that the Prophets who were part of that stood or fell on the words brought. They were honored for their accuracy.

When Lou Engle offered the "Brown Bag" word a few years ago, it was pretty fuzzy. It was accurate now as we look at it in the light of today.

So, if I were to encourage my prophetic brethren it would be this. Hear God for yourself. Publish what he says. Fact the mob with stones on your own. Don't try to hide.

I am stirred by what Prophets share with me. I invite the presence of God to show me what those prophecies are all about.

And He does.

Let's stop with all the councils, coalitions, corporate and committee words OK?

It is the path to Court Prophecies. Careful. Couched. Hedged and ineffective.

Pray for me as I consider HOW to deliver this hard word. I love this man too much to do it in other than tears. But it must be done. His whole ministry, his whole legacy, his whole church depends on getting this right.

Or I could be stoned.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Ministries and Churches in Trouble is a Prophetic Call

Bill Yount:
Many Ministries Launched with a Heavenly Calling Were Being Summoned Back to Re-Enter the Earth's Atmosphere
Bill Yount

Oh, that dreaded cry that came from the three crewmen of Apollo 13 space capsule as they were destined to reach the moon. "Houston, we have a problem!" The world seemed to stand still and hearts at missions control center in Houston, Texas, almost stopped beating. After those words were spoken, the purpose of that great mission had suddenly changed as they discovered their oxygen tank had ruptured. The moon no longer seemed interesting as the focus turned on bringing those three crewmen back alive to earth. It's interesting when life's trials and tragedies hit us, just to breathe suddenly becomes more important than our dreams or accomplishments or destinations. It seems throughout the Bible and in our own lives that when God takes us higher and shows us His awesome dreams for us, there's a critical moment when we must re-enter the earth's atmosphere in order to execute our heavenly dream upon the earth.

I Hear the Cry of, "Houston, We Have a Problem!" Rising from Many Ministries

In the Spirit, I sense I am hearing the cry of many ministries that have been launched by the Lord with a high calling and for some unknown reason things seemingly have gone awry. Priorities are suddenly changing as there seems to be a divine summons beckoning us back down to a more earthly realm than we originally had in mind.

I believe the Apollo 13 mission reminds us just how vulnerable we are even in the pursuit of our God-given missions and dreams. I think of Joseph in this and how his God-given dream was constantly being interrupted. It seems the higher and loftier our God-given dream is, the deeper we must go through earthly stuff in order to fulfill it. The pit quickly helped Joseph to begin to re-enter the earthly realm in order to fulfill God's dream for him. The many years as a prisoner humbled him yet more in order to relate to those who are bound, so when his dream came true he wouldn't forget how to relate with compassion to those who are in captivity—and even to his wicked brothers. Joseph was changing from dreaming about himself to dreaming about others and their destinies.

I believe Joseph's dream, to him, may have seemingly been aborted, and his re-entering the earth's atmosphere was difficult...dying to his dream and having to dream for others now. His destiny finally became fulfilled as the prisoner in his dreams remembered him to Pharaoh. Perhaps dreaming for others' success is what took Joseph to the palace. Once reaching the palace, he continues to dream for the restoration of his family and restores them. He dreams about Egypt's welfare and rescues all of the people of Egypt from famine.

When Our Ministry Seems to Malfunction, We Are Learning What Doesn't Work

Apollo 13 mission was considered a successful failure. It was a failure in the sense that the crewmen did not land on the moon. It was successful because it showed how people can work together to bring about a successful outcome to a situation that looked impossible. It is interesting that one of the original crew members, Ken Mattingly, did not get to go up with the mission, for doctors thought he had been exposed to the measles. He had to stay on earth and die to his dream. However, Ken Mattingly became the key person on earth to help give knowledge that was life-saving to the Apollo 13 crewmen to bring them safely back to earth.

Many times when God gives us a dream, usually the person we leave behind becomes a key person to later help us fulfill it or helps us stay alive when we run into trouble with it. By the way, that crewman, Ken Mattingly, never did get the measles. He later flew as command module pilot of the Apollo 16, which was the fifth mission to land on the moon! It was the only mission that the crew walked upon the high places of the moon.

As many on the earth were praying for the crewmen to return safely, ordinary things such as duct tape and string became life saving items on their space craft to sustain their oxygen supply. In fact, duct tape is sent on every space mission from NASA.

I remember well when six years ago as I laid in the emergency room with an attack against my heart, how many people were praying for me around the world through means of the internet. My heart had actually stopped beating. I believe I heard the voice of the enemy that morning in the emergency room saying to his demons, "There are so many people praying for him, we have to let him go!" Let me say that I know before this happened that I had a high and lofty call of God on my life, but it was those people's prayers that brought me back down to earth to fulfill that dream.

Many Times God Hinders Our Ministry to Get Us Safely Back to Him

Years ago my ministry almost destroyed me. I fell in love with it more than the Lord. Our ministry, if we are not careful, can be our number one enemy! It happens so innocently, for we love what God has called us to do. The Lord began to hinder my ministry by closing doors and locking the windows. Invitations had stopped and I found myself alone with my family and God. For about three months I was shut in with God. I discovered if you slow down and spend time with God you won't lose your ministry unless it was yours. But if it is God's ministry it will take off without you!

After three months alone with God I saw my ministry take off like never before. All I did was spend time with Him. One day as I felt His loving arms around me, I sensed the Lord was so delighted to just have me be with Him without doing anything for Him. He was actually thrilled with my presence, and I discovered that we were created to be with Him on earth, not just in Heaven. As He embraced me for those three months, there was a moment that I heard Him say to the angels, "Take this son's ministry and take it to the four corners of the earth, for he is thrilling Me!" I believe there are times that we should stop what we are doing long enough to find out if God is still calling us in the same direction that He did years ago.

The Cross

The Cross becomes the launching pad to our heavenly dreams and the Cross shows us how to re-enter the earth's atmosphere to bring God's dream to earth! I am sure when Jesus was going to the Cross the disciples thought that their high calling and dreams had been aborted. Little did they know at that time that the Cross would become the launching pad for every God-dream on earth to come true. Later they learned that their dreams would only become true if they themselves picked up their own cross and denied themselves to follow the One who gives dreams and makes them come true His way.

Bill Yount
Blowing the Shofar Ministries


Friday, January 22, 2010

The Prophetic Irrelevance of the "NAME"

In the past few days a release from a fairly Pompous named group with a composite word for 2010 was released. I won't share it here. If you don't know about it this doesn't matter.

I wondered why in my spirit it grated on me so. I inquired of the Lord. He told me:

My name is above every other name. There is NO OTHER NAME. At the NAME of Jesus every knee shall bow.

The people who have thought they have developed a name in MY name have sometimes in error held their name above My OWN. I will judge those people for the arrogance they showed. Every called of God I call must first hold the Name of JESUS higher than any name. I will elevate those who I will elevate. I will decrease those who I will decrease. I will provide for those who are true servants of mine. I will starve out those who have drifted into Naming themselves above the call of God in their lives.

No man can say Jesus is Lord but by the Holy Spirit. If a person says it for any other reason those words are lost into the atmosphere and have no power. This is a time and a season where the Called of God must humble themselves and pray and declare the destines I have for this people. Declaring anything above the Name I GAVE is emptiness.

The bar has been raised and we must get it right or we will be seen as pompous and vain. If you are NOT, saying you ARE is vanity, just vanity.

This Prophetic Word is Encouraging and can help you come into alignment

I read this and immediately knew it was the word of the Lord. It's that good. You will want to read it all the way thru, and in a word that has been as used as the word "Shift" was, Alignment applies here. Be encouraged and come into Alignment.

Erica Greve:
"This Year We Will Win Together" - A Prophetic Word for 2010
Bill Johnson

Intro and Endorsement:

Erica has been a part of our church family for many years, and more recently a part of our staff. She has a strong prophetic anointing and has brought the word of the Lord faithfully during this time. She has also ministered very powerfully to me on a number of occasions. I always look forward to hearing from her. I joyfully endorse and support her life and ministry.

Bill Johnson
Senior Leader, Bethel Church

Erica Greve

This Year We Will Win Together

The Lord said 2009 was, "The year the 'stars' died alone, but 2010 will be the year we win together." The Lord showed me that He had strategically partnered us with people in 2009, and even though it was not always those we had expected or wanted, the people He has established in our lives are our sovereign breakthrough teams. I felt that those ones He placed around us are the very people who will walk alongside us into victory in 2010.

He showed me that there is going to be a new "Fathering anointing" released to the Body of Christ. I believe we are going to experience a mighty increase in revelation regarding the Father's heart and a strong manifestation of the Spirit of Adoption in ways we have never seen before. I believe the new revelation coming forth from the Father's heart will result in streams coming closer together, churches partnering more frequently, and significant outpourings of His presence touching multiple places at the same time.

Back to The Heart of Worship

I saw the Lord commission a giant worship angel and I feel that there is going to be a new call back to the heart of worship. I also saw a new release of songs from Heaven and in songwriting—so much that even people who thought they would never write songs will find themselves capturing and scoring the sounds of Heaven.

I saw strategic teams of musicians being assembled to capture the heart of Heaven for worship. Groups of young musicians were gathering, praying and fasting together—seeking His face. And I saw original songs pouring forth—ones that would awaken a generation and turn the hearts of the youth to the Lord.

I also saw Christian bands steadfastly coming forward and making an impact in the secular field in unprecedented ways. I believe there are going to be open doors for Christian bands to influence the secular music industry in new ways, and there will be opportunities for Christian artists to come forward and inspire the world through social justice—even like Bono. I saw new strategies coming forward, where musicians will affect developing nations and social justice acts.

Even for musicians who have been in a dry spell and unable to write—I saw a new release of songwriting. I saw songwriters who felt a pressure building in them, but were unable to write the songs that had been building in their hearts. I saw the pressure that had built up was going to result in songs of celebration, which will bring glory to the Lord. Like a champagne bottle being uncorked, musicians—who celebrate His goodness, His Glory and His works—will become visible in this hour, and the tension and burden they have been feeling will propel them to worship the Lord throughout the world.

I also feel that it will be significant who wins American Idol in 2010. I feel this was why there was a war over the show, and I feel the Lord wants to declare a message through who wins the show this year.

The Year of Snow

The Lord said this would be "the year of snow." I saw strategies falling like snowflakes. The Body of Christ will retrieve keys on how to build the "containers" and "railway tracks" required to effectively facilitate and dispense the glory that is being released over these next five years. Blueprints are being downloaded. Just as every snowflake is different, I believe these strategies will be unique and individual and carry Heaven in distinctive ways.

The Lord also said that there would be a multiplication of signs and wonders—especially the phenomenon of translation. Astonishing stories will emerge and become a marker of this advanced level of quickening that is coming upon the Body of Christ.

I saw a tangible increase in the realm of the prophetic. I believe there is going to be an additional level of accuracy coming to the prophetic word—another level of declaring specific, worldwide events that will come to pass. God is going to speak to His servants in unique ways this year. And I believe there will be a new level of confirmation coming to the prophetic word of the Lord.

I saw celebrations, and the Lord said that this year He wants us to celebrate. I saw balloons filled with dreams and relationships that Believers had let go of. There are many who trusted the Lord in this last season and laid down dreams, hopes and desires because of obedience to the Lord. I watched the Lord give them back.

I feel like the Lord is saying this will be a "Psalm 2 year." He said, "You are my son. Today I have become your Father. Ask of Me, and I will make the nations your inheritance, the ends of the earth your possession, ask of Me and I will give the nations to you." We are free to dream with the Lord—to go boldly before His throne and ask for the wildest desires of our hearts. I believe this is a year to move forward and occupy new territory and to turn away from the battles of last year and proceed toward new things.

I lift up my eyes to the hills—where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of Heaven and earth.—Psalm 121:1-2

The Year of the Triumph of the Prophets

This will be the year of triumph for the prophets. The Lord is renewing specific promises to His prophets and His faithful ones, and the words He's declaring over them are, "You are not forgotten!" The Lord is reassuring His prophets that He will not forget them: "I will not forget your service! I will not forget your pain! I will not forget the elect!"

There is an enhanced clarity coming to the prophetic. I saw prophetic voices being released into the governmental realms in new and unique ways. The Lord is going to bless the work of His servants by opening doors for them to speak to the leaders of the world. Their reward for their service is higher platforms of influence.

Those Who Were Scattered Will be Gathered

Many who were scattered in the last season will be gathered in this next season. I really believe we are to pray that the ones the Lord has called by name will come back into the Church. We are to call those who were dispersed in the last season to come home. I see something like a "drawbridge" in the spirit and a wide and inviting entrance for these ones to return back into the Church. Hurt, offense and self-pity will be washed off with each step they take. And I see them being welcomed with open arms and quickly established back into the place of full community, where there is unity in loving the Lord and the exchanging of life.

It's a Time to Turn

The Lord is saying that it's time to leave behind the losses and mistakes from the battles we fought in 2009, turn, and set our eyes on the new things He has for us. The Lord is saying that it's a "1 Kings 18:40" season, where we should turn away from the battles of the past and fall on our faces to seek the Lord for the prophetic words that will end the droughts in our lives. I believe the Lord is saying, "Rain is coming," and we need to turn and ask Him for what He is planning to do in our lives so that we can prepare ourselves. Our strength in this next season is going to be in knowing and looking toward what God is doing (see 1 Kings 18:40-46).

His rain (refreshing) is coming, and when we turn to the Lord and enquire of what He is accomplishing in our lives, our families, our churches, our government and our ministries, then He will show us how to better prepare for the things He is about to do!

Lord, we pray that the new things of 2010 would come forth!

Erica Greve
Bethel Church


Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Prophetic View of Haiti from the Eternal Perspective

The destruction you see is Physical. But there are many who did not bow the knee when destruction came. Who marched heads held high in unity and faith. Sure, Half of the population is pagan. But half have faith in the everlasting God and in the test of this fire came out as refined as gold. The word of the Lord sent into Haiti did not drop on the ground as dead, it lives and is not returning void.

The blood sweat and tears of saints for decades sprout from the ruined earth like tall and stately trees of righteousness before our God. Don't let everything that CNN and other news sources show you discourage you. Faith is alive in Haiti. When it comes to TRUE FAITH in God tested in the fiery furnace of travail, they have overcome. There are more true sold out Christians per capita in Haiti than there are in the USA.

We will need to learn of them when it comes to overcoming the earthquakes in our own lives. This kind of crisis exposes evil, but reveals faith. Jesus called the Centurion a man of GREAT FAITH. This is that. They don't see, yet they believe. Are we there yet? Don't consider your spiritual state superior until it has been tested. They are our brothers and sisters in Christ. And it is incumbent on us to respond to the least of these Jesus Brethren with compassion and understanding or face the accusation "inasmuch as you did it NOT..."...

The physical rebuilding can be assisted by a wealthy western world, but the spiritual rebuilding must now come from those who have light and a testimony born of a test like this. They now walk in the authority that will propel them to a new place of position in their world. It's no longer theoretical. It's real, It's real, It's real.

If the in the sight of the Lord the death of His saints is precious, then this last week has been a vision of preciousness in HIS eyes.

I say to you by the word of the Lord.... Those now recent in eternity at the hands of the earthquake would never want to come back to the world they just left. Since 200,000 people died as a result of this event, the population in heaven on the sea of Glass just increased to 100,000 new white robed saints.

Don't you long to join them? Someday we will, Side by side, Crying WORTHY is the LAMB to receive HONOR and GLORY and WISDOM and POWER. COME LORD JESUS!

Prophetic Dreaming in Real Life

My "Strange" friends will understand this. Others may not. It's OK.

I get a lot from dreams. Sometimes I dream events in the Bible. I'll bet some of you do too. I grew up in the age of Books and Radio. Mental imagery was rich. I didn't read about Tarzan of the Jungle. I WAS Tarzan of the Jungle. When I listened to Flash Gordon on the radio, I SAW Flash, I became Flash. I lived it. There was no TV and movies cost a lot.

Now as I am older I have not lost the ability to insert myself into the events of the Bible as they unfold on the theater of my mind. Sometimes if the story is thin in it's narrative I will insert needed help to make it full.

Midrash my friend Barry calls it. Whatever. But for me the episodes you might read as flat on the pages of that big black you on your shelf are real, alive, rich, full of drama and meaning. As they were meant to be. Many were told by good story tellers around a fire. That caused images for sure.

I mention that because so many people are enthralled with the Movie Avatar. I liked it for it's spectacle too. BUT the story was lame. And I don't dream about it. People that do are settling for second best.

I find myself waking up some mornings having just lived thru a story or two from Genesis or Kings or Samuel. They are as real as if I was just sitting down from breathlessly having stepped out of the event.

Sometimes movies and television in portrayal of events lose some of the richness or reality. Sometimes they get very close. Passion of the Christ was pretty close. Maybe not brutal enough.

Those movies and TV shows places images in our minds that replace what reality was. If we let the Holy Ghost direct that gifted theater in our mind we can live there and then.

It's Time travel. In the spirit there is no today yesterday or tomorrow. It's all now. I can see the scene in Heaven as reported by John the Revelator as clearly as if I were there. I long for the sea of Glass.

I believe it's Fathers desire to give us all this gift. Allow your imagination to run. There's great truth and glory set before us. Live in it. Jesus did. And he endured the cross. So can we.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

An Old Prophetic Word for a New Day

Sometimes a word from long ago speaks to today. Even reading the book of Isaiah or Ezekiel is as fresh as if it was spoken this morning. This is a word from long ago.

ICHABOD OR REVIVAL - Anton Sawyer posted Tuesday 15 May 2007 on Mercy Gate Ministries Word from a prophetess in South Africa sent to America with this message

Delivered by Anton Sawyer; Reprinted from 'Voices From His Excellent Glory'; Sept/Oct 1998 on TBN's Praise the Lord program.

Much of this is already in play:

God takes the most unlikely characters to do His work. He says He will take the foolish things to confound the wise. And I'm a foolish thing. God began to speak to me in visions. And when God gave me these vision I thought, "Lord, am I hallucinating?" And then God said, "i want you to go to America and tell them to repent." I said, "You must be joking." I said, "God, who will believe a housewife?" I said, "What options do I have?" He said, "Jonah." I said, "God, I have no intentions of being in the whale's belly. I'll go the first time around but speak to me and confirm in Scripture that Your are on My side." He said, "I'm going to give you a forehead like flint. You will speak to the people and you will speak what I put into your mouth. There will be times when I tell you to be silent and you be silent. But when I tell you to speak you open up your mouth and you give the Word that I have put into your mouth. Because if you don't I will make a fool of you publicly." Then God said, "Don't look at their faces, just give the Word; don't look for results, just give the Word. Whether they hear or whether they hear not, don't let that worry you. Just give the Word because I am about to bring a divine visitation to this country. And this country is not ready to have Me in the divine visitation that I intend, when My glory is seen. My glory and sin cannot be in the same place together. My glory consumes sin and if I were to visit the church in the condition that she's in now, My people would be consumed like Ananias and Sapphira."

God spoke to me concerning the believer, the army of God, and the church.

The one about the believer, this is how the picture came to me. I saw, as it were, a people lying across the face of the earth in a drugged state, unable to get up, just lying in a sick, apathetic condition. And then I noticed, every now and then, there was someone standing upright covered with a sheet of Shekinah glory that penetrated right into the throne room of God. I said, "God, what am I seeing?" And then I noticed a thick, jet black layer of darkness, like a blanket pressing down on these people. I said, "Father, what am I seeing?" He said, "The people that you see lying in this sick condition are My people the church." I said, "God, who are these standing upright?" He said, "Do you notice how few?" I said, "God, who are they?" He said, "They are the FEW INTERCESSORS that dare to stand in the gap. It is their prayers that are going to move My arm to rescue My people in this sick condition." I said, "God, what is that blanket of blackness?" And it's almost like God's voice changed and He said, " Those are the sins of My people." I said, "What do you mean, Lord?" he said, "Outwardly righteous but inwardly filled with corruption." And the Holy Spirit said, "I cannot live in this corruption. This bride is being prepared to meet the Father. She cannot come before the Father's face in this condition." He said, "So I'm going to purify My church."

Next I saw a pair of hands, so sharp, pierce into this blackness and just push it aside. The darkness changed into the most grotesque, demonic figures and they began to fall backwards on each other. And they were yelling with a loud voice and they said, "Our time is short, we've got to work quickly." You know, as these demons were falling over, the Holy Spirit said, "There's a tidal wave of deception flooding into the church and My people do not know the difference between truth and error anymore. They are eating any bait that is thrown out. There are hirelings standing behind the pulpit and they lead people astray." God said, "I will bring a judgment on them." And I want to say to preachers, if you're not called of God, get out from the pulpit because judgment is going to come upon you for standing in that position and leading God's people astray. Wake up before it's too late. There is still time to repent.

Suddenly God pushed the blackness aside and I noticed a wind just came blowing down on God's people. God's people began to rise and next they were standing upright, and I said, "Lord, what's happening?" He said, "Tell the believer who has been a pew-warmer all this time, I'm going to breathe a new fire upon them. I'm going to release them in their innermost being. Out of them is going to flow a river of living water. I am going to be set free in My people who have held Me captive." God said, "I'm going to revive them. I'm going to restore them. And I'm going to renew them. I'm going to make up the years that the locusts have eaten."

"But listen," God said, "there is going to be a choice. There are going to be people of God who only want to play church, who will not hear the call, who will not heed the Word, and there are going to be those who are crying out." God says, "In those who will listen, I will do a new thing. I will do this, they will speak to the blind and the blind will see. It won't be left to the hierarchy. The pew-warriors are going to discover the power of God like they've never know it before." As a matter of fact God said, "The names of great evangelists written in lights and the mere pew-warmer, the gap is closing. There is going to be one name that is going to be elevated and that name is Jesus."

The next vision God gave me concerned the army of God. I saw, as it were, an enormous crowd of people walking through he most barren territory you have ever seen - like a wilderness. As I looked I noticed that there wasn't one person that wasn't damaged. Everyone had a scar. And I said, "God, who are these weak, weary, crippled people?" He said, "Mv army." I said, "God, that looks like an emergency ward, You call that Your army?" He said, "Behold what I am about to do." With that I noticed shadows hovering above God's people. And I noticed them walking, some of them were stumbling, some were on crutches, some were bandaged. There wasn't one that wasn't wounded. They were hurting and they were useless. Someone fell and as they fell I noticed these shadows. Suddenly a vulture swooped down as the victim fell and took a huge chunk of flesh our of that person. And I said, "God, Your army doesn't have a chance. They are so weak. so depleted, in such a useless condition and when they fall, down come the vultures to eat them."

He said, "Behold what I do." An angel with the speed of lightning, moved through the entire army and placed a mirror on everyone's forehead. When everyone had the mirror on the angel yelled, "Look up for your redemption draweth nigh!" As these weak, weary people lifted up their feeble heads and looked heavenward - that's where we should look towards higher ground - up came the sun from behind the clouds. And the glory was reflected from off those mirrors with such awesomeness that the vultures backed off and they could no longer harm God's people. And you know what the Lord said? He said, "Tell My people, I'm the glory and the lifter of their heads. In Joel, Chapter 3, you're going to see the army I am going to raise up. Fire will go before them; fire behind them. They'll scale the heights; they'll run on the walls. Even when they fall on the floor they will not be wounded." The world has looked at this army and they've pointed their finger and they've been shaking their heads and saying, "I don't understand." But I tell you they are going to see a difference. You know why this army is so chaotic? We're the only army that is stabbing our own people. We kill our own people.

And why is this army in such chaos? No one knows their job description. God said that there are too many heads moving in too many different directions and bringing such division in the army. You know what Joel, Chapter 2 says? They will know their rank. They will know their positions and no one will crowd anybody. We are not anywhere near what that army should be. An God said, "I am going to be the leader of this army and with My voice, I will speak and My people will hear what I have to say and each one will know His job description." I want to encourage people, if your job description is smaller than someone else's job description, if you fulfill your job description you'll get the same reward as someone with a bigger description. You see God says, "All I want from you is total obedience. I'm tired of your sacrifices. I want your obedience." If you fulfill your job description, that's all that matters.

People have said to me, "Surely your husband should be the preacher." When you come to salvation, if God's people would realize this, we become divinely owned property. You no longer have any rights other than the authority God gives you over the enemy. We have no rights but to report for duty to be instructed by the Most High God.

God's people no longer fear Him. They treat Him with disrespect. And God said, "My people need to come back to the place where they realize who they are dealing with." We think of God as some Santa Claus and we say, "Jump here, do this, go here, fix this." God said, "My people need to get their priorities right. They need to know who is God and who is the servant. Who is whose feet?" God said, "I'm going to lead this army and they are going to be champions. The enemy will come but because of the glory reflected form their lives, he will back off because he will not be able to touch them."

In the third vision the first thing took place in heaven. I saw what looked like angels carrying a guided missile. They placed the missile into the bow, stepped aside and there was a silence you could hear. Uncanny. Next I saw a garment moving and I saw the feet of Jesus and realized that the Lord was walking towards the bow. He walked up, took His awesome arm, (I saw the nail prints and I knew it was Jesus), and He directed the bow towards Him. He pulled it towards Him then let it go, and it came hurtling towards the face of the earth. As it reached the earth's surface, the atmosphere, it divided into splinters, thousands upon thousands of thousands, all over the entire face of the earth. And I said, "God, what are You doing?"

The next thing took place on earth. I saw a church building completely burnt out and I found the people walking around the church, weeping and wailing and crying. And I said, "Oh God, look how they mourn." Then God's voice changed. He said, "Mourn? They are crying over buildings that they've erected and now are brought to naught. But did they even cry for the souls that were entering into the caverns of hell while they built palaces?" God said, "I've heard day and night the cries of men and women and young people, crying out to be delivered from the caverns of hell." Do you know what the Bible says? Hell has opened up its mouth and enlarged itself and swallowed. I hear their screams. You say, "My people weep?"

I said, "God what have you done?" he said, "Go to the front door." When I got to the front door there was one of the splinter arrows right through a scroll and He said, "What do you read?" I said, "God, I read the word, ICHABOD." He said, "Yes. My glory has departed." I said, "Why, God?" God said, "My people have pushed Me out of My sanctuary and they've made the idol of entertainment their god." He said, "I am a jealous God and I will share My glory with no one. I have warned My people that it is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God. I spoke to My people through the Word. I spoke to My people through prophecy. I brought preachers, teachers, laymen but My people didn't hear My instructions. They were too busy playing church." I said, "God, when are you going to do this?" He said, "I have already begun.'

I want to tell you in our travels I have seen "Ichabod" written across some of the churches.

God said, "When man begins to think the church is his work and he tries to monopolize it, he is treading on dangerous ground. When the people come to church to be entertained and to have concerts they have forgotten that My house is a house of prayer. They have forgotten that they come to the house of God to hear from God. My people are playing around the golden calf and they think they are hearing God." It's time God's people woke up. God says, "I'm bringing judgment because they refuse to listen." But He is giving a choice. God says, "That's why I'm sending you and many others to tell this nation to get ready for a divine visitation."

The next scene moved and I came and saw a building that was again on fire. And I heard the most incredible singing. The more the singing rose up to heaven, the greater the fire. And I said, "God, are You burning this one down as well?" He said, "Look what I do." The roof of the church began to open. God's people had access into the very presence of God and back into the gathering. There was such an awesome presence of God that they were overwhelmed and the fire grew bigger. I said, "God, what are You doing?" He said, "Go to the front door." I went to the front door and there was another splinter arrow and God said, "This one I have written with My own hand." He said, "What do you read?" I said, "God, I read Revival." He said, "Do you know what revival is?" He said, "Tell My people that getting goose bumps the size of molehills, chills running down their spines, shaking hands and vibrations is not revival. That's My blessings. Revival is to purify and cleanse the temple that it may be ready for the glory of God. Revival is when God is in control." He said, "When My people allow Me back into the sanctuary as God, My house will be purified, My house will become a house of praise. Then it will become a house of power. Then signs and wonders will once again occur and My Word shall become awesome in the gathering because they will use the name of Jesus which the modern church today hardly finds a place for." And I want to tell you that when Almighty God hears the name of Jesus, heaven stands still. He says, "When My Son's name Jesus is once again spoken in the gatherings, when My people use the Word" the pure Word not all the infiltrations we've put into the Word, "I will hear." We've watered God's Word down so that we don't know what God has said and what man has said. God said, "I am going to strip every tree that My Father has not planted. I am going to pluck them up." We've made God's word virtually null and void. We've filled it with philosophies. We've filled it with man-made ideas. He said, that He's going to strip all the compromises. He is going to be the power of His Word. The blood of the Lamb is going to cleanse God's people. The name of Jesus and the anointing of the Spirit is the signature to seal it all. They must get the glory, not us.

Then God said, "Tell My people I'm coming to visit them in a blanket form. My glory is going to descend into their midst. And if My people are not ready for My glory, Ananias and Sapphira will happen in the very presence of the gathering."

Then God said tell them, "I said to Moses, tell the Israelites I'm coming to visit." The Israelites were so excited. They said, "God's coming to visit." They had no idea who God was and I don't think the children of God today have a clear understanding of who God is. They treat Him too disrespectfully. But you know what those people had to do. They had to clean up. They had to be purified -- their home, their lives, their clothes. That is why I believe God has sent us. We've come as a warning to the house of God which has gone into captivity. This nation that was born on "in God we trust" has turned from "in God we trust" and they have elevated other things more than God. God said, "Tell them I'm coming to visit." When the children of Israel heard God was coming to visit they were so excited. But I tell you when God did visit they nearly died of fright. The Bible tells us the earth shook. There was a trumpet sound that was awesome. And God's people who a few days before were saying, "Hallelujah, He's coming," began to back off and got on their knees because you know when God's presence comes closer you start to see yourself as your really are. The camouflages fall off. The justification falls by the wayside. The compromise no longer covers you. The fig leaves fall, and you are naked before God.

You know what He said? "I'm coming to visit My people and My glory is awesome." I said, "God, I don't understand Your glory." I have a grandson which I absolutely adore. He said, "What do you desire the most?" I said, "I want to love that grandson. I want to hold him and kiss him and love him." "What if I told you My glory was upon you and you couldn't even look at that grandson?" I said, "God, that would be the cruelest thing you could ever do to me because I know I would forget. I would want to touch him.." And that cloud disintegrated in front of me. God says, "That's what My glory does to sin." God said, "Adam and Eve were in the garden, clothed with My glory. We communed face to face When they sinned the glory fell and I wanted to embrace them but I didn't because My glory would consume them." So God the Father had to back off and Jesus became the way. Jesus stands between us and the Father."

You know, the sun is shining down on this earth. It's got two deadly rays. If they weren't deflected by the earth's atmosphere we would be consumed. If Jesus didn't stand between us and the Father, we would be consumed. But you know what Jesus says? He says, "Bride, I'm getting you ready for glory. I've got to get you purified. I'm going to get you holy because I want to present you to My Father, spotless, that He may touch you, that He may embrace you, that He may hold to His bosom without you being consumed."

Then God said, "Go to every place where I open the door to you in this country and tell them they have a choice - ICHABOD OR REVIVAL."

What if Jesus asked us to feed the 5000 as he asked the Disciples and we did it like it seems some Ministries are responding to Haiti?

A slight retelling of the story. Jesus sees the multitude, has compassion on them. Turns to his Disciples and says, Feed them. They say we don't have anything. What do you have Jesus asks? Loaves and a few fish. So Jesus blesses that and hands it off to the disciples. So far it's as you recall right?

The rest of the story is, first Peter is kinda hungry so he slips behind the bush off to the left and has a snack. Then whatever's left over he starts to distribute. James says, I'm feeding the hungry multitude ministries and we need your help. Andrew says, no we are Loaves and Fishes Ministries over here and we are feeding the multitude. Bartholomew stands up and says, if YOU REALLY want to see this multitude fed get behind my Outreach. Bartholomew's hand. And on it goes until 11 of the 12 Disciples each separately strike out on their own in their own ministries. Not cooperating. Not sharing the Blessed bread and fish. Only Judas stayed back, he was making sure the money was flowing and he got his part. Didn't get anyone fed except the purse.

In the end according to Galilean Post several hundred people nearly starved to death. Jesus was discouraged with his called ones and retired to the mountain to hear from God. Followers went away discouraged.

The disciples after the crowd dribbled away hungry and weak argued among themselves about who was the greatest. The witness of the Christ among them was damaged by the lack of integrity among those who were sent to help.

This all came to me in an instant while sitting under Apostle Hester Sunday. There is a mess going on in Haiti. Some of it is because as his disciples we all want our own glory, we all want to do our own thing, we all want to feel like we have it all together and can do it better than the other guy. So a hundred weak ministries piddle around the edges when 20 strong ones could have done so much better. I hear about little mission teams of 4 or 5 buying a ticket to Haiti. To do what?

If you think this is a strong Prophetic Rebuke, it is. I can tell you that while Father is pleased that people have a heart to help the poor, he is saying together you can do so much more than you ever can alone. Find a ministry and get behind it, cooperate with it. DON'T reinvent a wheel GOD put in place for you to partner with.

There has been a long time call for people to lay down their ministries at his feet. You have heard it. No more superstars. The platform is gone. The kingdom is more important than the ministries of man. For unity to be the call. Apparently that prophetic call has fallen on deaf ears.

In cities. In regions. In nations. Cities like Chicago have languished because they have been in perpetual spiritual disunity. It's time to lock shields and come together. I'm willing to lay down my ministry, even the ministry efforts I am engaged in in favor of doing the right things. Feeding the 5000 as one. Or as the disciples of Jesus on earth today we will carry out the mess I described above.

We are a mess and while there is much good to say about the Body of Christ's outreach to Haiti, there is much flesh and pride in our efforts. It is a stench that rises to the throne.

We are being weighed in the balance right now.....where will we come out?

Your Adversity May Lead You to the Prophetic Destiny About to be Pronounced Over your Life

Lost Donkeys
by Os Hillman

"Now the donkeys belonging to Saul's father Kish were lost" (1 Sam 9:3).

God used adversity to call the first king of Israel. In 1 Samuel 9 and 10, we find Saul working in the family business, employed by his father, Kish. In Bible times, donkeys represented trade and commerce, for they were the primary means of transporting goods.

Some of Kish's donkeys were missing, so Kish told his son Saul to take a servant with him and go find the missing donkeys. Saul and the servant traveled the countryside three days in search of the missing donkeys - but without results. Saul thought his father might worry about him, so he told the servant, "Let's go back."

The servant replied, "Look, in this town there's a man of God, a prophet. Let's go see him and maybe he will tell us which way to take." In today's terminology, it was time to call in a consultant.

So Saul and the servant went through the town and the prophet - a man named Samuel - was walking toward them along the street. As Samuel walked toward Saul, God told the prophet, "The man who is approaching is the one I told you about. He will be the leader of My people."

Saul stopped Samuel in the street and said, "Sir, would you please tell me how to find the house of the prophet?"

"I'm the prophet you're looking for," Samuel replied. "Today you'll have dinner with me and tomorrow I'll tell you everything that is in your heart."

Saul's pathway to leadership led through the experience of a business setback: a missing herd of donkeys. God arranged every step of Saul's journey.

It was God who sent the donkeys away, which made it necessary for Saul to go searching for them. When Saul was ready to give up the search, God arranged for the servant to suggest that they look for a prophet in a nearby city. The Lord spoke to the prophet and told him to expect Saul's arrival. There was not a single detail left to chance. God's plan worked flawlessly.

So it is in your life and mine. God is in control of every detail in your life.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

God Speaks to the Haitian Situation by the Prophet Isaiah

Early this morning I was seeking God for a word regarding the Island of Haiti, the earthquake, the rescue efforts, the revelations of heart, the pain and then to get a glimpse of the future for hope and encouragement. I was given several impressions that seem to have a thread. And then I was reminded of Chapters 40 and 41 from the Book of Isaiah. In a prophetic sense, these are the first books of the new covenant of Isaiah's prophetic writings. The first 39 chapters are old covenant just as the first 39 books of the bible comprise the old testament. Chapter 39 ends with the account of Hezekiah. Then 40 bursts forth with beauty of a coming King, a Glorious Father and his heart of mercy and power. 41 declares the sovereignty of our God.

Review Chapter 40 of Isaiah and Chapter 41. There are some excerpts below that are relevant and then I will offer what the Father showed me this morning regarding the future for Haiti. It's very encouraging.

From Isaiah 40.
1 Comfort, comfort my people,
says your God.

2 Speak tenderly to Jerusalem,
and proclaim to her
that her hard service has been completed,
that her sin has been paid for,
that she has received from the LORD's hand
double for all her sins.

4 Every valley shall be raised up,

every mountain and hill made low;
the rough ground shall become level,
the rugged places a plain.

5 And the glory of the LORD will be revealed,
and all mankind together will see it.
For the mouth of the LORD has spoken."

6 A voice says, "Cry out."
And I said, "What shall I cry?"
"All men are like grass,
and all their glory is like the flowers of the field.

7 The grass withers and the flowers fall,
because the breath of the LORD blows on them.
Surely the people are grass.

8 The grass withers and the flowers fall,
but the word of our God stands forever."

10 See, the Sovereign LORD comes with power,
and his arm rules for him.
See, his reward is with him,
and his recompense accompanies him.

11 He tends his flock like a shepherd:
He gathers the lambs in his arms
and carries them close to his heart;
he gently leads those that have young.

12 Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand,
or with the breadth of his hand marked off the heavens?
Who has held the dust of the earth in a basket,
or weighed the mountains on the scales
and the hills in a balance?

15 Surely the nations are like a drop in a bucket;
they are regarded as dust on the scales;
he weighs the islands as though they were fine dust.

17 Before him all the nations are as nothing;
they are regarded by him as worthless
and less than nothing.

Do you not know?

Have you not heard?
Has it not been told you from the beginning?
Have you not understood since the earth was founded?

22 He sits enthroned above the circle of the earth,
and its people are like grasshoppers.
He stretches out the heavens like a canopy,
and spreads them out like a tent to live in.

23 He brings princes to naught
and reduces the rulers of this world to nothing.

24 No sooner are they planted,
no sooner are they sown,
no sooner do they take root in the ground,
than he blows on them and they wither,
and a whirlwind sweeps them away like chaff.

28 Do you not know?

Have you not heard?
The LORD is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary,
and his understanding no one can fathom.

29 He gives strength to the weary
and increases the power of the weak.

30 Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;

31 but those who hope in the LORD
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.


1 "Be silent before me, you islands!
Let the nations renew their strength!
Let them come forward and speak;
let us meet together at the place of judgment.

4 Who has done this and carried it through,
calling forth the generations from the beginning?

I, the LORD -with the first of them
and with the last—I am he."

5 The islands have seen it and fear;
the ends of the earth tremble.
They approach and come forward;

6 each helps the other
and says to his brother, "Be strong!"

9 I took you from the ends of the earth,

from its farthest corners I called you.
I said, 'You are my servant';
I have chosen you and have not rejected you.

10 So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

13 For I am the LORD, your God,
who takes hold of your right hand
and says to you, Do not fear;
I will help you.

17 "The poor and needy search for water,
but there is none;
their tongues are parched with thirst.
But I the LORD will answer them;
I, the God of Israel, will not forsake them.

"I have stirred up one from the north, and he comes—

one from the rising sun who calls on my name.
He treads on rulers as if they were mortar,
as if he were a potter treading the clay.

26 Who told of this from the beginning, so we could know,
or beforehand, so we could say, 'He was right'?
No one told of this,
no one foretold it,
no one heard any words from you.

27 I was the first to tell Zion, 'Look, here they are!'
I gave to Jerusalem a messenger of good tidings.

29 See, they are all false!
Their deeds amount to nothing;
their images are but wind and confusion.

As I read and pondered the prophetic words from Isaiah and inquired of the Lord he showed me:
Much word has been sown into is not coming back void. Haiti is one of the most "Missioned" nations in the world. There is a result. People are not turning to God, they did already. A strong foundation is laid. This crisis is showing the heart of the people. It is a heart of nobility that has been looked down on. It's now being revealed in the crisis.

The brevity and thin thread of life shows how we are all like grass, like a vapor, here for a moment and then gone. None of us are more than a brief tick of the clock. When man thinks he is something, these things happen and man's vulnerability is shown out.

These families are our blood brothers and sisters in Jesus. Equal at the foot of the cross. We must and we will provide for the family.

The heart of people and the hearts of nations are being revealed. Father sees and responds in grace. Nations and people who hold back at this time will find that reciprocity is a sure system. Give and it SHALL be given to you.

Haiti is an example of seed time and harvest. Much has been sown, now much will be harvested.

There will be chaos, but from that will come order. What happens in January of 2011 will be more important than what is happening now.

Haiti will not ever recover or be restored to what it was. It will be built up NEW. This was the washing away of the former things.

Death will be familiar and continue for some time to come in Haiti. The reality of all this will be felt in the next generation. That generation is being born now. They will come up strong standing on the foundation of the people who persevere.

The gift of God will be the Spirit of hope and a future that will be preached not by missionaries, but by Haitians to Haitians.

The futility of governments, nations, systems, politics and even economic help to "save" the Haitian people has now been demonstrated. The seed is planted. The people are there. Now, as the body of Christ stands with them they will stand up.

All of the secular hopeless agencies will be proven to be impotent in the face of this catastrophe.

In Haiti the result will be the Churches Greatest Hour. The Body of Christ will show itself mighty. As a result when the crisis happens in other places, even in the USA the answer will already be made clear.

This crisis will make many times mighty in God ministries that have struggled to survive and will destroy ministries that in the past were unfocused on the purposes of God.

By 2015 people will look back on this terrible day and see that it is the just hand of God.

The ungodly have no answers, they have no wisdom, they don't have the capacity to deal with the eternity in this. Those who have perished are already in the hands of a merciful God. Many are in that place with Jesus right now and even if Haiti was a beautiful as Disneyland would never want to come back. They are truly HOME now. Their suffering is over.

In the natural there is no warning for this kind of event. Yet in the supernatural there are and have been voices that saw this in part....we see in part, we prophesy in part. It is a warning to never take our eyes off the Glory set before us. His name is JESUS.

Father is already in the process of working this out for good for the called according to his purposes who love him in Haiti. You can rely on that.

Read the Isaiah passage once again and consider.

Blue skies and Blue Seas will come from the Blue days in Haiti. Mourning will cease..Morning will come.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Ahab and the Prophetic. From Blessed Economist

Ahab had an interesting attitude to the prophetic. Many church leaders respond in a similar way.

1) User
Ahab used other people for his purpose.

1 Kings 21:3-11; 22 1-4: 18:5, 22:26
He used woman to do his dirty work
1 Kings 14:2; 21:5-16; 19:1
He was willing to use prophets when it suited.
1 Kings 13:6, 14:2, 20:3.
Vulnerability: Many pastors like to use prophets for their purpose. Some use woman to achieve their goals, because it is easier to manage them. This opens the gate wide to the Jezebel spirit.

2) Court Prophets
They can be relied on to support what the leaders say.
1 Kings 22:10-13,22,23.
Vulnerability: Many churches have tame/pet prophets.

3) Rejected Prophetic Challenge
Ahab was unable to accept a challenge.
1 Kings 17:1, 13:4.
Vulnerability: Many Pastors do not like being challenged.

4) False Accusations
He made false accusations against the prophets
1 Kings 18:17, 21:20
Vulnerability: It is easy to spread rumours about prophets.

5) Hostile to prophets
Ahab attacked the prophets when challenged. He tried to destroy them
1 Kings 13:4; 18:9, 14, 22:26,27
He raised his hand against them.
Vulnerability: Many prophets have been destroyed by Pastors.