Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Record Glory Gem found in North Carolina

Emeralds are often a gem type of the glory of God.

I'll let you draw your own conclusions. I have drawn mine.

The Glory is being revealed.

(The Charlotte Observer) Miner Terry Ledford (top) and Mark Randle search a possible vein of the Carolina Emperor emerald in Hiddenite, N.C. Leford dug up the green gem, which has since been hailed North America's largest, last August.
(The Charlotte Observer) The Carolina Emperor emerald is shown next to a quarter.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Alexander County, N.C., community famed for its lunker emeralds has yielded a 64-carat gem that experts say is North America's largest cut emerald.

Gem miner Terry Ledford said the deep-green crystal he dug up in Hiddenite last August was so big it "looked like an empty 7-Up bottle." About 2 inches square, it weighed 310 carats before being cut. Its hue made it even more desirable.

"I was saying a prayer, literally, just thanking him," Ledford said. "I held it up to the sun, and it was so dark you almost couldn't see any light through it."

After having the stone cut and recut, Ledford and his partner gave the emerald a trademarked name: the Carolina Emperor.

A respected New York gemologist, C.R. "Cap" Beesley, called it "by far the largest gem ever recovered from North America and North Carolina," including rubies and sapphires. Beesley compared the Emperor to a cut emerald of similar size that sold for $1.6 million earlier this year.

"I don't know of any faceted emerald larger than this," said geologist Michael Wise of the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History mineralogy division. "It's mostly difficult to get big (gem) stones, so this would be something really unusual for North America."

Read the whole thing

Monday, August 30, 2010

The Glory Train is Moving

Last night during worship at Church I got a clear vision of change that is taking place. As you know a month ago there was a shift and it's continuing to manifest.

I saw a train in the Spirit. It started a while ago from the station chugging up the track. There had been times when it had struggled to pull out of the station and had been stalled. Steam wasn't sufficient. Not enough fire in belly. Water was short. But now the train was moving;l faster and faster. The track ahead is being cleared of obstacles and saboteurs by forerunner troops. On both sides of the track are other tracks with trains that have fallen off the tracks. They lay damaged and immobile. Only this train is making progress, moving ahead. Others who had been trusting in the other trains are seeing that this one will take them were they always wanted to go. They are climbing aboard. They are shoveling coal, Pumping water, turning up the heat. The engineer knows this track. He has been this way before. Like in many train oriented war movies the enemy is trying to derail this train but there are advance troops clearing the way and repairing the track. People that stand near the train feel the rumble in the earth as it passes by. As it gains speed it becomes fierce and unstoppable. It's the only train going where they need to go and it will not be stopped. A seemingly dangerous time comes and people question the route, but the engineer adds coal and water and the train blows thru what seemed to be a significant barrier. Some on the train look at others adding coal to the hopper and water to the boiler and wonder if they have the authority to do so. If they are of the right coal shoveling - boiler filling union. The engineer quiets them and points to the track ahead. Forward He says. This is the way. Shovel and Fill and don't' worry about others who are filling beside you. Bring your burdens on this train, I will carry them, you can rest. The train is on the move, the weight of HIS Glory is being revealed. You can feel it in the earth. Get on Board.

I won't over-explain but the derailed trains are the world systems and governments that have failed, gone off the tracks. People who trusted in them are grounded. The Glory Train is the only thing moving and they are getting on board. There are saboteurs but they are being silenced and neutralized as the Glory builds momentum. Those who worry about who is or is not helping the train move are being told to pick up a shovel and a jug of water.

All Aboard. The Train is Moving.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

The 8:28 Rallies and the Arm of Flesh

I watched the rallies today, Beck and Sharpton I received from the Lord. He reminded me of his word:

“Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit”, says the Lord (Zech. 4:6)

What was leaned upon in these rallies? Might? Power? HIS Spirit?

What about these Biblical Passages?

2 Chr. 32: 8 With him is an arm of flesh, but with us is the Lord.
Ps. 20: 7 Some trust in chariots . . . but we will remember the name of the Lord.
Ps. 44: 6 I will not trust in my bow.
Ps. 146: 3 Put not your trust in princes.
Prov. 3: 5 lean not unto thine own understanding.
Prov. 11: 28 he that trusteth in his riches shall fail.
Prov. 28: 26 He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool.
Isa. 2: 8 they worship the work of their own hands.
Isa. 2: 22 Cease ye from man, whose breath is in his nostrils.
Isa. 30: 2 to trust in the shadow of Egypt.
Isa. 59: 4 they trust in vanity.
Jer. 17: 5 trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm.
Micah 7: 5 Trust ye not in a friend.
Rom. 8: 1 walk not after the flesh.
Philip. 3: 3 have no confidence in the flesh.

O Lord, I have trusted in thee, and I will trust in thee forever. I will not put my trust in the arm of flesh; for I know that cursed is he that putteth his trust in the arm of flesh. Yea, cursed is he that putteth his trust in man or maketh flesh his arm.

I heard all this in my spirit and knew it was the voice of GOD. Man, Government, Horses, Chariots, Flesh, Princes and their own understanding. What will we really depend on. Or will we rely on the Spirit of the Living God? What spirit is behind these things?
Genesis 4: When they grew up, Abel became a shepherd, while Cain cultivated the ground. 3 When it was time for the harvest, Cain presented some of his crops as a gift to the Lord. 4 Abel also brought a gift—the best of the firstborn lambs from his flock. The Lord accepted Abel and his gift, 5 but he did not accept Cain and his gift. This made Cain very angry, and he looked dejected.

6 “Why are you so angry?” the Lord asked Cain. “Why do you look so dejected? 7 You will be accepted if you do what is right. But if you refuse to do what is right, then watch out! Sin is crouching at the door, eager to control you. But you must subdue it and be its master.”

8 One day Cain suggested to his brother, “Let’s go out into the fields.”c]">[c] And while they were in the field, Cain attacked his brother, Abel, and killed him.

9 Afterward the Lord asked Cain, “Where is your brother? Where is Abel?”

“I don’t know,” Cain responded. “Am I my brother’s guardian?”

Then I heard the Lord say, "I will honor the one and reject the other".

I'll let you decide which was which. What is the spirit behind these rallies?

A Prophetic Pledge we MUST take

There will be difficult times ahead. Things will change. There will be judgments from God. Re adjust. Judgments bring it back into alignment. Jesus said that the time will come when the chief attitude will be the spirit of offense. We must take the pledge not to be offended when it all comes down. Our lives will change. Look forward.

Misty Edwards sings of this from the prayer room:
I don't want to be offended, no
I don't want to be offended
I don't want to be offended
When it's all coming down

I wanna be for You
Not against You
I wanna be with You where You are

I pledge my allegiance to Jesus, to Jesus
I pledge my allegiance to the Lamb

When the nations arising against You
The nations
I wanna be where You are

Baptize my heart with Your fire

I don't want to be offended, no
I don't want to be offended
I don't want to be offended
When it's all coming down

I pledge my allegiance to Jesus, to Jesus
I pledge my allegiance to the Lamb
Take that pledge. You will NOT be offended by the hand of God no matter what happens, when it all comes down. Pledge your allegiance to JESUS alone.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Destruction of America?

This prophet is seeing very dire times because the USA is abandoning Israel.

It's worth considering.

The current administration of the United States of America is coming up against Jerusalem. The United States of America is about to lose what little blessing she still has. Her wages of sin are past due and she will have no blessing left to hold off the righteous wrath of Yahweh.





The harlot has seduced the EU, UN, and Arab Nations to rise up against Jerusalem. The United States of America will be cut down and the others who slept in her bed will be wounded. The United States of America will be cut down, buried under the weight of her iniquities held back by the promise of Yahweh's Blessing.

AMERICA WILL BE UTTERLY DESTROYED BY ALL FORMS OF DESTRUCTION: supernatural, natural, and manmade events will consume the land of the United States of America.











ROMANS 8:36-39

Monday, August 23, 2010



  1. Prophets are called of God to stand in the Office of the Prophet.
  2. Prophets have the nature of Jesus, full of His Love and are motivated by passionate Agape Love.
  3. Prophets operate in order, with humility, fruit of the Spirit.
  4. Prophets have special sensitivity to spiritual things.
  5. Prophets will have a fierce allegiance to God and the things of God. They are the sin finders in the Body of Christ...They can't stand Sin, turn Church to holiness!!
  6. Prophets have an awareness that Jesus is the spirit of Prophecy. And I fell at his feet to worship him. But he said to me, "See that you do not do that! I am your fellow servant, and of your brethren who have the testimony of Jesus. Worship God! For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy." Rev 19:10 (NKJV)
  7. Prophets have a capacity for search out the secret things. They can hear from God... They get messages from the word of God.
  8. Prophets have extraordinary wisdom and insight. They will understand things of the spirit and not really know why!
  9. Prophets have heightened spiritual discernment and understanding of the spiritual world. They can detect the direction and movement of spiritual forces.
  10. Prophets have outstanding leadership abilities. They are natural born leaders....
  11. Prophets are brought in to help lay down the foundation of the church.
  12. Prophets are the... watchman, strongmen , intercessors and the voice of the Lord to the church today. They will usually point out the leaders in the church and will confirm those leaders for the Pastor!
  13. Prophets have a deep understanding of the place of Prophecy in the body of Christ. They also have great organizational, management and administrative abilities. As it relates to the Church...They understand the structure of the church. They also know when it's out of order.
  14. Prophets have remarkable accuracy in terms of divine communication. Prophets will know things that only God can know and minister it very accurately. They will see prophetic things in the world around them TV, commercials, the news, pictures! They see God in everything.
  15. Prophets have Governmental abilities. Prophets understand foundations and structure in the church. What's in order and what is out of order. They can help establish leadership in the Church.
  16. Prophets have unusual Judicial aptitude... understanding of how and when to minister and when and when not to. They have integrity, patience and a understanding of timing. They are yielded to the Holy Spirit.
  17. Prophets will have unusual interpretive skills. They have the ability to see or hear something and then interpret what it means. They have a tendency to have Dreams and Visions. They are called "Seer". Seer - one who sees in the spirit or Sees what he is Prophesying.
  18. Prophets have a comprehension of Prophetic matters.
  19. Prophets have great sense for the application of Prophecy. Prophets can counsel by the spirit of God not from human understanding
  20. Prophets will have an inordinate grasp of the Scriptures.
  21. Prophets have potential for inspired utterances. He has the gift of Prophecy and it will manifest at all times only God may not allow him to deliver it.
  22. Prophets will have Strong literary skills. He does not have tobe perfect but, should be able to leave written accounts for future generations.
  23. Prophets have Impressive elocution or very bold speaking that arrests people and causes them to listen. Hear by the spirit.
  24. Prophets tear down things that are not of God, and establish that which is...both in the natural and spiritual world.
  25. Prophets are spiritual Intercessors.
  26. Prophets often face persecution from the church system.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

The year of TEN has meant a year of new Instruction. New Commands.

Eleven Months ago I was given a word for the new year 5770 that began on Sept 21. The Hebraic year. You can read it here.

What strikes me is this has come to pass. We are living under a set of new instructions. It is apparent that the old instructions no longer hold up. Business as usual in the church and in ministry is brought into question and being revised.

It means we will now discover what the plan is and walk in it.

Just like the Children of Israel did as Sinai.

Let us go forward and leave Korah and his false misleading.

Friday, August 20, 2010


The Following is a prophetic review by Denise Gansmann. She carries an anointing for Prophetic insight. I quote her often. Not presumptions. Very humble. Not sophisticated. JUST ANOINTED. She wrote me about this a few days ago and I thought it was worthy of reprint. Denise, I made paragraphs and such. I think she has hit on something. Did Nahum see our day? Are we repeating history?

Who were these mysterious minor prophets?

Nahum actually only prophesied a few pages but his visions are powerful, his prophesying deep. Nahum was also a prophet of comfort and was greatly influenced by his major prophet Isaiah as he quotes from his writing in 1:5 and flows under his prophetic guidance in the word. In the time of Nahums prophesying Judah was experiencing political, economic, spiritual reversal.

His powerful visions of the city prophesies explode with "woe to the bloody city full of lies and robbery. THE CHARIOTS SHALL RAGE IN THE CITY, they shall jostle one another in the broad ways, they seem like torches, run like lightnings". Nahum was prophesying about the violence of the city and their impending destruction. Some of there judgements on the city was because they were brutally violent, had hunger for power domination, dishonest trade, and merciless martial practices. God was choosing to destroy the force of the chaos with idea of a new freedom. On further look on his prophesying was was he prophesying about future Nineveh's also?? How about ch.2:4_ THE CHARIOTS SHALL RAGE IN THE STREETS, jostling in the broad ways, running like lightnings, was he foreseeing uprising of street violence, drive by shootings in cars? the chariots, was Nahum foreseeing in vision future violence uprisings and trying to warn us?

Chicago has seen a rage of violence in 2 months now, the national guard has been called in to try to get a hold on things. Homicide files of Los Angeles state a rise in gang violence this summer in such a short time. Mexico travel warnings of violence increases. Canada 400 arrested for violent protest in June 2010. In Calif. NY times says gun violence is up city wide. Is this the chariots raging in the street with lightnings gunfire in Nahum?

Nahum also speaks of visions of God in nature. He speaks of hurricane seasons, God in the whirlwind, (tsunami's)? Dried up rivers of drought, flooding; in Nahum 1:5 he mentions mountains that shake and hills melt,( earthquakes, volcanoes), I say we have experienced this hour of Nahum's visions.

Further in Nahum 3: 13 , "Behold thy people in the midst of thee are women, the gates of the city are open to thy land." in America's men have become like women, cross dressers and un-natural immorality, no longer taking God given positions, women trying to run husbands trying to be like men (feminism)? Our borders undefended from terrorist groups in the cities. (911)? Is this all a coincidence or was the minor prophet Nahum foreseeing some major condition in the Nineveh's of the future.........

Like Chicago or LA

I will only send you those you show yourself able to attend

I had a close call yesterday yet the Lord is showing himself strong this morning. He gave me a dream that overnight was proven true. A kiss from God. Yes, the Lord Kisses us. He touches us to show us His love.

On the heels of that he once more demonstrated his love for us by giving me a word for Pastor's and Leaders of Churches. He speaks:

Many in my kingdom suffer economic difficulty. Some is because of foolishness. Some is because of a lack of knowledge. It grieves me most to see those who should be walking in abundance of Spirit and Prosperity in lack because they are unprepared to do what I have called them to do. You are living a ministry of Spiritual Poverty and that manifests in Physical Poverty.

I send you those people to whom you are equipped to minister. I will not place people in your midst that will not receive what I purpose for them from the flow of My Spirit in you. You are not yet ready to provide for them by My Spirit. The fear of man has become your snare. You fear and therefore honor those who come to you that carry great personal wealth, influence, fame or authority. I gave them that wealth, it was laid up in them to be released into the kingdom for this time. Many of my called ones are unable to properly deal with those who would come among them with wealth and resource as part of their identity.

A few (not many) are equipped to minister to people of wealth I send to them. They understand the admonishments I have given by my Spirit:
James 2:1 My dear brothers and sisters, how can you claim to have faith in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ if you favor some people over others?

2 For example, suppose someone comes into your meeting dressed in fancy clothes and expensive jewelry, and another comes in who is poor and dressed in dirty clothes. 3 If you give special attention and a good seat to the rich person, but you say to the poor one, “You can stand over there, or else sit on the floor”—well, 4 doesn’t this discrimination show that your judgments are guided by evil motives?

5 Listen to me, dear brothers and sisters. Hasn’t God chosen the poor in this world to be rich in faith? Aren’t they the ones who will inherit the Kingdom he promised to those who love him? 6 But you dishonor the poor! Isn’t it the rich who oppress you and drag you into court? 7 Aren’t they the ones who slander Jesus Christ, whose noble name you bear?

8 Yes indeed, it is good when you obey the royal law as found in the Scriptures: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” 9 But if you favor some people over others, you are committing a sin. You are guilty of breaking the law.

10 For the person who keeps all of the laws except one is as guilty as a person who has broken all of God’s laws. 11 For the same God who said, “You must not commit adultery,” also said, “You must not murder.” So if you murder someone but do not commit adultery, you have still broken the law.

12 So whatever you say or whatever you do, remember that you will be judged by the law that sets you free. 13 There will be no mercy for those who have not shown mercy to others. But if you have been merciful, God will be merciful when he judges you.

Some would say, "Yes I know that but I don't violate that in my ministry". I say to you, examine yourself. If a man of means comes into your fellowship, do you not favor your time with him over the one who has little or nothing? Does that man of means end up on your board? Does he end up an elder because of his support for the ministry? Does his opinion carry more weight than the one who has little to give but love? Do you covet his tithe?

OR, when a man of means comes among you do you stand off from him because he seems powerful in your mortal eyes. You find yourself lacking the words to communicate to him. You defer to him, try to play his game, try to live in his world and you fail because it's not who I called YOU to be.

How do you think I see him? I see him lost, needing a Savior, wanting peace of mind and spirit, healing, his marriage made whole, his life restored his seed prospering. He comes with needs deeper than you can know. Yet they go unmet because you don't know what to do to minister my Spirit to him.

When you prefer him or stand off from him you pollute the Spirit of God trying to woo him. He sees it as another "Deal". Something his money can buy. And he walks away sad.

You will know you are ready to receive the ones I want to send you when you can watch them walk out the door and not be in fear of the loss of the tithe they carry. IF you could see them as I see them, you would more mourn for the loss of the restoration of their hearts. Some will come and they will go. Some will go places who have many other up and out people. The down and out are easier in some ways and losing them doesn't affect your spirit. It grieves ME the same no matter who wanders away from my best for them.

When you start seeing those with wealth and riches through the same eyes I do, I will send more to you. Repent of your sin. The sin of preference, spiritual prejudice. I mean to do you good and not harm, but you are not yet ready to receive those I would send to you. Make ready, I am about to shake the world. People of great wealth will come. You will be a part of taking up this storehouse they bring for building the kingdom of God in ways you never thought possible.

Not every pastor or leader who reads this will be ready. Will you?

Wind of the Spirit - The Breath of God By Ron McGatlin

A fresh shift in intensity of the awareness of the wind of the Spirit of God is occurring. This wave of intensification began to impact some people in different places about three weeks ago. With me and some around me, it was preceded by a sense of God-given dissatisfaction with the status quo.

Wherever a few people who are hungry for the reality of the manifest presence of God come together in unity with expectant hearts, the wind of Holy Spirit is stirring with increased life. Hearts are excited with intensified life and increased awareness in the spiritual realm.

The wind of the Holy Spirit appears to be gaining strength like an Atlantic hurricane advancing over warm water. A mighty outpouring of the Spirit of God promises to make landfall. The winds are already blowing causing a deeper and stronger resolve to abandon the cares of this world to catch the wind and be lifted like an eagle to greater heights of spiritual life in Christ Jesus.

The updraft wind of the Spirit is bringing increased awareness of the manifest presence of God increasing life within and among His people. Strong life-changing spiritual dreams, visions, and revelations are occurring changing the hearts of people in preparation to receive this next level of spiritual growth and maturity.

Past hindrances are dissolving.

Many Christians have been steered away from the greater life of Christ manifesting more fully by the Holy Spirit in their lives. Erroneous religious teachings and reports of significant abuses and failures have hardened their hearts regarding the fullness of the ministry of the Holy Spirit. Hearts are being circumcised. Flesh is being cut away. The spiritual life of power and wisdom is empowering people to cast off religious rocks and break up the hardened ground of their hearts.

There is a refreshing wind of the true baptism of the Holy Spirit with power beginning to flow. Many who have resisted the promise of the Father to be baptized (fully immersed and saturated) in the Holy Spirit are going to seek and receive a greater level of love, peace, power, and joy in the Holy Spirit. Increased dissatisfaction with religious systems that fail to bring real life along with oppression from eroding life conditions will cause many to turn to God with their whole hearts and receive a greater reality of the life of Christ by the Holy Spirit.

Many others who in the past have known and walked in the power and love of the baptism of the Holy Spirit have lost the fire of the intense life of Christ Jesus that once flowed in their hearts and out to others. God is not going to just restore them to the place where they once were. God desires to take His people to a higher place of life in Him, full of glory and characterized by the pure holy life of Christ Jesus. God will pour out to those who diligently seek Him with their whole hearts.

This outpouring is not only intense; it is also broad. Whether two or three people or many thousands are gathered, the presence and life of Christ Jesus can be poured out by the Holy Spirit. This outpouring of the Spirit will be greater than those of the recent past. It is not greater because God is doing something different. It is greater because there are more humble, pure-hearted, holy people desperate to receive it. This is an outpouring that stems from and moves into the reality of the kingdom of God. It will be led by Christ Jesus in millions of ordinary people.

Though the move of God may have ebb and flow, it will never end and will culminate in the fullness of the reality of the kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven.

The breath of God will flow supernatural power and strength into ordinary people with pure hearts. The sons of God will no longer be short of the breath of God. This is already coming forth and will eventually explode on the scene of earth like green grass in warm springtime. The great fields of grass will mature into a great harvest of seed in preparation for the coming harsh winter season in which the Spirit will increase and not decrease though buried under the cold barrenness of winter. The grass-roots spiritual outpouring will only grow stronger in the dark season

God breathe into us Your fire of holiness, love, and power!

Pray and seek Him with your whole heart, with all the strength you have. Gather in homes, work places, or wherever with a few desperate people that you are spiritually close to, and cry out to God to give you a new heart that will more fully flow the life of Christ Jesus by the Holy Spirit in power and love. Christ Jesus will baptize you or re-submerge you in the Holy Spirit and fire to flow the intimate and powerful reality of the mighty Wind of God, Christ Jesus.

The breath of God greatly strengthens the Body.

Keep on pursuing love. It never fails
and His kingdom never ends.

Ron McGatlin


Edited by Ron McGatlin on 08/19/2010 at 2:24pm

Last Call - The Last Who Will Be Saved

This is the story of the Last person on the planet to be saved. It is a girl barely 19 years old. She went off to college and was in her second year, a sophomore when the country instituted Martial Law. Things were really bad.

There were no public gatherings allowed. Churches were closed. All phone conversations were being monitored and any talks of Jesus or insurrections against the Government were quickly acted upon.

Then in the fall it was announced over the loud speakers that everyone was to go home and the college was closed until order was restored. Plagues and viruses were sweeping the country. Micro-meteors were breaking through our atmosphere at an alarming rate bringing with them poisons dispersed through the world.

Fear and civil unrest was on the rise. People were starting to break into grocery stores and take every non-perishable item on the shelves. Events were happening at an alarming rate.

Now this girl, will call her Connie, close but not her real name, because I saw her in dreams and visions in 1981. Connie is one of the Most Unique people on the earth. She is the last. The last person on the planet who will ever be baptized, or hear the Gospel, or confess that she is a sinner.

There is a group that call themselves “The Elect”. They prowl a certain smaller town or city. And one of them spots Connie. After a group of soldiers has their way she jumps from the truck and flees into a small park. The soldiers start to pursue but their sergeant says no because their shift is almost over. And I can hear them laughing and telling her that they will catch her tomorrow and they can play again.

The Elect are not without some technology of their own. They have portable IR and thermal cameras. So they quietly come out of their concealment in alcoves and rooftops, sore footed and quick to avoid the traffic and surveillance cameras of the city. Deep in the woods, and trying to hide under a bed of leaves in the hollow of a fallen tree they approach.

Connie hears a twig break. Fear catches her breath in her throat. Constant pains from the beatings, bruises and rape have left her numb. They send a woman ahead to try and coax her out. Finally they convince her that this group will not harm her.

Connie is scanned for an implant and there is NONE. So they talk and find out that her parents were Christians, she was off to college and trying to get home to the next town over. Then she learns the truth. The entire town refused martial law and was bombed and set on fire. Nobody survived.

Connie is then told that they have a safe place for her but if she comes with them she cannot leave for fear of discovery. With the promise of food, shelter, safety, and clean clothes, she agrees to go with them.

All of Connie’s self esteem and ego have all but been stripped away. The first thing on arrival is they give her a hot bowl of stew and some fresh baked bread. Even though she is starved she can only eat half.

Then the Elders talk to her about Jesus Christ and what has happened to the world and why all of this is going on. After witnessing the Gospel she receives Jesus Christ. So Connie is led to a bathroom, given clean clothes, told to wash and come out.

More and more of “The Elect” are drawn into the common area. There is a tension in the air as they uncover the baptismal pool that is built into the floor. Finally, Connie comes out, wrapped in her way too big robe carrying the new dress over her arm.

She is asked if she would like to be baptized. She agrees and immediately takes off her robe. Some people gasp, not at her nakedness, not at her beauty, not at her slim lithe body, but at her destruction. Starvation had eaten away her body and she was covered in bruises from fists and rifle butts. She looked like a victim of concentration camps of old Germany.

Then the women told the men to turn around and give her room. Let this child receive her Baptism. So she made her way to the pool. Made her confession that she was a sinner and formally accepted Jesus Christ as her savior, naked and beaten.

When she came up out of the water, every bruise and all damage done to that frail body was instantly restored. Light filled the water, then there was a CRACK of lightning, and everyone disappeared.

A Prophetic word by Christopher Gregory on Thursday, August 19, 2010 at 11:14pm

Here is the word I received today, while in prayer.

"3 yrs time a famine in the land of plenty. Wormwood comes in the age of communication when man speaks to man in a millisecond, wormwood comes.

The great bear shall go hungry and shall force herself on the land of plenty. The eagle shall be dismayed and division shall rule the land. Heartache and sorrow, heartache and sorrow. Remember Sodom. By force shall the world occupy the LAND OF PLENTY and her colors shall bleed red. At the time of the great harvest shall arrive the man of PEACE. His name shall be called wonderful, but he is full of wickedness."

C. L. Gregory

Thursday, August 19, 2010

The End of the Old Ways by Jeffrey Stewart

I read and take in what Jeffrey Stewart writes. It's all good, but THIS WORD is strong and resonates with what I am sensing. The judgment of God is coming down on a corrupt system. The new will be MUCH better. Get on board, the Train is leaving the station.

The Traditions of man in the Church are about to pass away. The enemy has used tradition to keep God's children from knowing what the Lord purchased for them on the Cross. We are Sons and Daughters of the living God. But the traditions of men cause us to walk about as religious men and not Sons and Daughters of God. If we think like mere men, we will act like mere men. If we think like mere men, we will pray like mere men. Paul asks the Corinthian church in I Cor 3:3,4 - If you are acting so and so, ARE YOU NOT ACTING LIKE MERE MEN? We are the Sons and Daughters of the most High God yet we pray small prayers to a small God because that is how were taught by tradition. OUR GOD RAISES THE DEAD. Has that been taught in Church lately? Yet that is EXACTLY how He wants us to walk and talk, because that is how Jesus walked and talked. Jesus' Father is our Father. Jesus is our brother. Yet we are not taught about such things as raising the dead, because we have not been taught who we are. ALL THAT IS ABOUT TO CHANGE.

During the dark ages, Catholic priests would keep the Bible locked up in churches and only pull them out during Catholic Mass once a week. They were translated into Latin, a language only the most learned of the time understood. So the common man had no real access to read the Word for himself. The enemy has tried for years to keep the Word out of the hands of the common man. His most clever effort to date has been to use pastors with a lukewarm walk with God to read a verse or too and preach a watered down pop psychology sermon, so the congregation lives under the mistaken impression that it has actually heard the Word preached. And the enemy uses TV preachers in much the same way. AS OF THIS DAY, THIS DEMONIC STRATEGY IS DESTROYED says the Lord.

He is changing everything. Ministry is going to be very different than it is now. We must not think of it as we have in the past. The entire Protestant Reformation was triggered by a SINGLE revelation - that we can be saved by faith. He is now literally flooding us with revelation after revelation designed to FULLY AWAKEN HIS BRIDE and TRANSFORM US INTO WALKING JUST AS JESUS WALKED.

This is not a new move as some think of moves. This is the manifestation of Heaven in the earth realm. Inside His Church it will be "on earth as it is in Heaven" in answer to Jesus prayer. You have never, ever seen anything like it. You may have seen small glimpses of it. Heaven is about to invade the earth realm, just like what occurred on D-Day. People will be RUNNING INTO CHURCHES TO GET SAVED because His Glory will be in the streets. We will no longer be ministering as religious men, praying small prayers, reaching up to heaven from earth, we will be ministering as SONS OF GOD from our seats in Heaven TO the earth (we are already seated with Him in the heavenly realms) We will be RELEASING HEAVEN into earth, walking in the true authority He gave us as heavenly royalty. We have known for quite a while how to walk as Priests but not as Kings. That will change. We will walk with an awareness of Heaven while walking on earth, and minister by doing what WE SEE HIM DOING - just as Jesus ministered. Everyone on earth will know that God is God and that Jesus died for them, and all who want to be saved WILL BE SAVED.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The Response of Faith

TGIF Today God Is First Volume 1, by Os Hillman

..."Everything is all right".... 2 Kings 4:26

The prophet Elisha often would travel through the town of Shunem, and in that town was a well-to-do couple who extended hospitality to him. At first, they simply offered Elisha a meal when he came through town. Then, seeing that Elisha needed a place to stay and study, they built a room for him above their house so that each time he came through town, he had a place to stay. He was so appreciative of their kindness that one day he asked the wife what he could do for her. His servant Gehazi later informed Elisha that the woman was barren and her husband was old. " 'About this time next year,' Elisha said, 'you will hold a son in your arms' " (2 Kings 4:16). A year later the son arrived.

One day the father was working in the field, and the son became ill and died. The woman ran to meet Elisha to inform him. When Elisha asked what was wrong, she did not panic and react in fear. Her response to Elisha seemed almost unnatural. "Everything is all right," she said. Elisha went to the boy and raised him from the dead. It was a glorious miracle. (See Second Kings 4.)

Faith looks at situations through God's eyes, not the eyes of our limited understanding. This woman did not panic, for she knew something more than the current circumstance. Faith does not panic, but realizes that what looks like devastating circumstances may be God's plan to bring glory to Himself by demonstrating His power. When Jesus appeared on the water to the disciples in the middle of the night, they exclaimed, "It's a ghost!" (see Mt. 14:26) First appearances can bring great fear upon us even to the point of paralyzing us. Find the Lord in your circumstance today. Exercise your faith today and trust Him for His outcome in the situation.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Witchcraft Running the Church....

by Marietjie De Klerk Chase on Sunday, August 15, 2010 at 11:03am

On 11.11.2009 I had this dream. I have not shared it untill now. The Holy Spirit have been reminding me of this the past few days and it is time to let others know.


Steve and I were the new pastors of a church that sit against a hill overlooking a town. The parsonage was attached. It was a brick church with steeple etc. We were taken through the building. I needed to go to the bathroom. It was a odd shaped room and you had to go up some stairs to reach it. It was weird. The "church hall"that was to be our home looked like it was resently redone with white Waynes coating over all the walls.

I went through a large church kitchen where some ladies were doing something with bags and bags of pink marsmallows. There was an odd loft apartment on the other side of the kitchen. It was filled with antique looking furniture of strange shapes. One of the side tables looked like a sundail carved out of wood. There was big, huge picture windows on all side from where you could see the church roof and the entire valley below. I saw a model of the church and the town in a dusty storage area.

The lady that was showing me the loft said that one of the ladies that was in the kitchen has an aunt that would like to rent the apartment. I asked how much rent she was considering. She said:"$65 and the seances will be free."

I went: "WHAT??!!!"

Then I saw that the ladies were a witches coven that used the pink marsmallows, pink because it was dipped in blood, to put spells on children. The church building was altered to look modern but in reality it was to desecrate it. The strange toilet was on top of what used to be the baptisimal, so that the baptisimal is now the sewer tank. The Hymnals had black handmade covers and all reverences to the cross, and blood of Jesus and evil was removed. On the steeple was a brass crystal ball and brass spikes ran the length of the top of the roof.

I was enraged.." How the hell can you do this? It's like... like..." I went wild and chased them all out.

I saw that the miniature model was NOT a child's forgotten toy but a tool for casting spells on the church and town. And some of the weird furniture was witchcraft tools. When I started to rip the white Wayne's coating off, I saw that the wood trim in the original building had engravings in that gave glory to God. I opened a door and a load of old books fell out. These were good books.

I woke up rather disturbed.

The interpretation is obvious... This warning ought to bring us to our knees to pray for the church like never before. The most disturbing thing to me was that the ladies did not think it strange to have witchcraft running the church.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Not everything you ever did was sin or evil - It was fashioning

Memory of back when isn't evil if evil doesn't pursue you. Sometimes Father lets you find a place in your memory bank you didn't know HE made just for you so you could revisit it and discover that it was all about Him in the first place. This happens when you see Jesus in Everything

I have found that many things and events of my past that I wanted to reject as not being "Godly" were judgments I made that didn't have anything to do with His Spirit alive in me. I have also learned that He is the author and finisher of ME, my Faith and all that I am and ever will become. My Judgments of Myself or others in a way is Judging what HE is finishing and authoring in me.

When sometimes I find that secret place where He reminds me of THEN I am able to savor
days past without regret or pain. That they were precursors of glory to come.

Eventually I see everything as Jesus. HE is my in all, end all, of all, -- totality. Nothing is that is not HIM. That means that things that were are also part of Him.

This seems confusing, but I used to be a great pharisee about what was right or wrong. I was legalistic. Bound. Could tell you and ME how to behave and severely judge you or me for not measuring up. I was Judging according to the flesh, not the Spirit.

We have stopped evaluating others from a human point of view. At one time we thought of Christ merely from a human point of view. How differently we know him now! 2 Corinthians 5:16

Now I see that HE is the Grace Grace God of all things. I speak Grace Grace to my life and see that it formed me. As Misty sings, God is a lover looking for a lover and he fashioned me.

Nothing is evil except those things specifically prescribed as evil. The list is shorter than we think. Paul talked about this.
Everything is allowable, but not everything is profitable. Everything is allowable, but everything does not build others up. 1 Corinthians 10:23
Where the SPIRIT OF THE LORD IS. . . . there IS Freedom. FREEDOM! But Freedom according to the Law of Love. We can live such that we encourage others to be built up. Yet without constraint of do this and not that. I am glad to be free.

I remember when I was not and I Thank God for what he brought me FROM.

He fashioned me.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Francis Frangipane: Measure Those Who Worship

Francis Frangipane:
Measure Those Who Worship
Francis Frangipane

At the end of the age there will be two types of Christians: those who worship in the inner court and those outside the place of intimacy.

Then there was given me a measuring rod like a staff; and someone said, "Get up and measure the temple of God and the altar, and those who worship in it. Leave out the court which is outside the temple and do not measure it, for it has been given to the nations" (Revelation 11:1-2).

For whatever else this verse ultimately means, it tells us now that the Spirit of God is measuring worshipers—those individuals whose treasure is in Heaven, who abide in the inner court of God's temple. Beloved, those who truly worship God dwell in a measured and protected place.

Consider: In our world of terrors, pressures and trauma, our only refuge exists in the living presence of God. We must not accept a religion about God instead of the presence of God. If we are to truly dwell in the Divine Presence, one thing perhaps above all others will take us there: We must become true worshipers of God.

True Worship

Jesus taught that "true worshipers" are those who worship "the Father in spirit and truth." In other words, their worship to God flows from their heart unhindered by difficult outward conditions. "Spirit and truth" worship is genuine worship. Indeed, right now on Planet Earth, the Father is seeking such people "to be His worshipers" (John 4:23).

Consider well the priority of God. He isn't seeking for us to be miracle workers or great apostles and prophets. He desires more from us than the cultivation of good leadership skills or administrative strengths. What does He seek? He desires that we become His worshipers in spirit and truth.

Genuine Worship Causes Us To Become Genuine Christians

If we focus on making our worship true, our Bible study, prayer, and extended service to God, whatever that may be, will also become true. Indeed, a worshiping heart floods all other spiritual disciplines with legitimacy and substance. If we bow in worship before studying God's Word, His word will plunge more deeply into our soul; our fruit will be sweeter and more enduring. If, before we open our mouths in prayer, we honor God in worship, our intercession will ascend toward Heaven on wings of unfeigned trust and expectant faith.

Worship rescues our spiritual efforts from routine, religiosity, pride and guilt; it takes our minds completely off ourselves and burrows us into the overwhelming life of God.

We have all heard teachings that God desires to have a relationship with us, and it is true. Yet, the implication is that His relationship with us is perfectly accommodating, nearly casual in its nature and mostly defined by our terms and needs. Yes, God desires that our union with Him be full and wonderful. Yet, His descent into our lives, His commitment to redeem and restore us, has another purpose: the reality of His presence transforms us into worshipers.

Indeed, worship is the evidence of a transformed life. Worship may be expressed with tears of joy or in silent awe; it may create an abiding gratitude toward God or inspire songs in the night. Regardless of the form of expression, the worship the Father seeks is absolutely meaningful. It turns our complete being toward God in love.

If, however, the idea of "worship" seems to be a strange thing, if it feels mechanical or the words expressed seem hollow (and not hallowed), it is because the soul of the individual has not first been transformed. The closer we draw to God, the more we are transformed; the greater our transformation, the more completely we respond in worship. You see, true worship deepens and matures as we walk on with God.

Recall the aged apostle John's testimony. He was in his nineties when he wrote, "We have come to know and have believed the love which God has for us" (1 John 4:16). Listen to that first phrase: We have come to know.

When we first come to God, by necessity we must come as we are with sin and shame. Yes, we seek to repent of our obvious sins, but the work of God is destined to go much deeper. As young Christians, we still carry attitudes of pride, ambition and fear, as well as many other sins, which cause us to misrepresent the actual nature of God to others. Though we are sinful, God does not abandon us. Instead, His work continues. His illuminating fire enters the darkened caverns of our hearts. Here, in this furnace of divine refinement, stripped of our pretenses and pride, spiritually naked, without a rag of self-righteousness in which to clothe ourselves—in this stark reality we come to know God's unconditional love and acceptance.

What once sounded like an impossible command, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind" (Matthew 22:37), is transformed from a law into a promise full of hope, an anticipation that He will transform all that we are and, in the process, create the praise of our lips. It is as though He says, You shall love Me with all your heart for that is exactly how I love you, with all My heart.

Our worship is the result of His drawing near to us; it is the effect He has upon the redeemed. Yet, it is also a choice we make. I choose worship as a way to demonstrate my trust in God when my circumstances appear hostile; I choose worship as my means of burrowing into the heart of God when all around me is in turmoil. And as I'm lifted into His presence, I am also aware that the character of my life is being measured, and it's being measured by my worship at His altar.

Lord, come into my life and fulfill Your promise of transformation. Create praise on my lips, and help me to worship You in spirit and in truth.

Francis Frangipane
Ministries of Francis Frangipane

Email: francis1@frangipane.org

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Trying to Build WITHOUT a foundation will result in collapse


Aug. 14, 2010

19Consequently, you are no longer
foreigners and aliens, but fellow
citizens with God's people and members of
God's household, 20built on the foundation
of the apostles and prophets, with Christ
Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone.
21In him the whole building is joined together
and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord.
Ephs. 2:19-21

(The Lord showed me a church and I was looking at it in 3-D so that I could see the walls, windows and its entire structure. As the church building was rotating around so that I could see it, I noticed that the foundation which was made up of several large stones had many gaps and holes in it. In fact the entire foundation was weakened, because of this. However, the church itself was continually going
upwards, with it's windows and sides being polished and finished, as the foundation itself was falling apart. )

"I tell you, that many churches today have striven to build a church for me. They have all the right songs. They have all kinds of programs. Their walls are finished with the finest materials, but they have built it the wrong way. For they have used traditional methods to build it.

Have I not said that the church is to be built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets with my son Jesus as its Chief Cornerstone? But many of you have gone your own way. You have built a church that might be pleasing to the eye, but its structure is weak. For you have ignored the foundation. For you have left out the apostle and prophet. You have said, 'No, no, I don't need them.'

You have gone your own way with the traditions of man. Everything may look beautiful to the eye, but I tell you that it will not stand. For in time your building will sway. It will move from side to side. And in the end it will be like that house that was build upon the sand. For the winds will blow, and the walls will not stand. But if you would have every part of the body doing its part,then it would rise up to its maturity, and it would be strong and would weather the storms that are coming. Do not follow the pattern of tradition, but rather, follow the pattern that I have outlined in my word.

Thus would say the
spirit of the Lord."

Stephen Hanson

PS from me. I know and love the Hymn "The Churches ONE Foundation is Jesus Christ Our Lord." It's true in it's sentiment, but not true according to Scripture. He is the ROCK on which we build, but He said Himself that there are foundations to be in place on which to build. I embrace the truth of this word.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


There is bad news every day. My friend Brenda Craig wrote something that really speaks to this. We worry and fret about scary ghosts and vapors:
Today, no matter what you feel, no matter what the facts on the ground look like... remember the TRUTH which is Jesus & all the promises of the Word.... don't be blown about by every wind of feeling & seeing... be quick to repent even if in a situation you feel you aren't wrong... allow no fear to conceive in your heart today when you hear the dire news forecast. Hope in Him, live in Him, live in the secret place... amen and amen
I know that she is talking in part about a hurricane forecast for her part of the world. But there is so much bad news that is trying to rob your peace. We must know what to do with this. Not some Pollyanna approach. Not hiding our head in the sand.

We must be willing to see the dangers and those who scream them, then look to HIM and see the TRUTH.

Drudge Report will scream bad news. I read it. But I live in another place and am NOT disturbed by seemingly bad news. It seems like an antichrist spirit is more easily disturbed by bad news. It's easy to be disturbed by bad news when we take our eyes off JESUS.

Today's bad news includes:
  • A superbug from India
  • Bankrupt America
  • Iran Preparing for war with the USA
  • Global Heat Global Cool
  • Markets UP, Markets DOWN

----on and on it goes.

During the Gulf Oil spill there were DIRE reports of multiple horrors. None of which have or will come to pass. One of the reasons I have come to grips with the Kingdom Eschatology is the fact that nearly ALL the bad news prophecies in the Bible have already been fulfilled. All that's left now are the Glorious ones. JESUS.

AND, in our personal lives sometimes we live in bad news. Bills not paid, not enough, family mess, health issues, rejection, loneliness.

There is an answer. JESUS.

In the end everything you ever had or wanted to have will be given away, sold at auction or thrown in the dumpster. It happens to the body you buff up, workout, put makeup on, take to the doctor, get liposuction on, try to have a great complexion or in my case, some hair.

Your body will be thrown in a dumpster. We call it the grave, or a crematorium. POOF. That body you worked so hard on is GONE. All the fear you had of lack, what to wear, what to eat will be over.

This sad story of a couple who were hoarders who now have nothing after the wife in the couple was smothered by the stuff they were hoarding.

The world will try to smother you, bury you, confuse you, discourage you, cause you to fear. Yet, I have not JUST OVERCOME the world, I am the KING of any worldly king. I am LORD over anything that tries to lord over you. I am all you will ever need. IF you will live in ME all fear will be gone. I don't even know fear. Of what should I ever be afraid. I want YOU to be as afraid of the things the world will try to inflict on you as I am. I never am afraid, intimidated, feeling tense, sensing lack. I am all in all in who I AM. I can be your all in all as you find yourself in ME. Come, my YOKE is easy, and you won't even know a burden because I CARRY IT.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

When Deeper calls to the Deep

Deep calls to deep in the roar of your waterfalls; all your waves and breakers have swept over me. Psalm 42:7
We have all heard that call. We want to answer. It's a hard thing to do. I may mean life as we used to know it will be upset, maybe put into a cauldron the dregs of which will be very ugly.

Yet, it's a call of the Spirit of God that persists.

Waves, Roars, Noise and Breakers will crash over and around you. You will come to the realization that the only thing that matters, the only thing that's stable in your life is JESUS. Everything else is smoke and mirrors.

It's a scary place. Yet, once you go there, once you see what is going on thru his eyes, it's a wonderful place to be.

That place is not at all like the places we enjoy each other in celebration in the Spirit. I love the celebration. But there is a circumcision of the heart, a burning away of the flesh and a tearing down of strongholds that most people will never enter.

It's not that they are headed for hell. NO. They are secure in Jesus. Life will go on and one day you will die. You will see Jesus. It will be great.

You can see him now. You can experience Him now. BUT you have to die. Crucify your flesh. Go to the place where Paul describes this:

Wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? Romans 7:24
Only then can we discover what this means. Really means. Going deeper means pain. It means the need to be delivered from the Body of Death you live in. It's a wrenching most don't enter into easily.

From time to time I have offered people the chance to go there. Very few do. Some that I am in communication with on Facebook have.

In our American Chruchianity Culture we believe that going deeper is reading another book, going to a great conference, joining the right church, hearing the right speakers, watching the "Good" Evangelists on Christian TV, getting a tape series or connecting with the right people. THEY will help you get "There". Wherever THAT is.

I wish it were that simple. I wish you could just read a book or listen to a tape series, DVD or conference and get it. You can't. It's so much more. It's a process. It's even more than a good deliverance meeting. It's more than a great prophetic word. It's more than the Apostle laying hands on you and praying in tongues over you for a few minutes. It's much much more.

Yes, there ARE right places to go, books to read. There are people to connect with. There are ways to find this but it's not what you think and it will be very uncomfortable. It isn't meant to be comfortable. It's meant to mold you into a new person. You can't be molded without changing radically.

I apologise to those who I have tried to bring to that place. I can't force feed you. You must reach for it. If you don't, you'll still go to heaven. It's just that you can have some of that here.

To others who have actually REJECTED this as too radical, too "over the top", too something you don't understand. You won't. You can't, (where did you ever get the idea you would understand this in advance?); I actually feel pity for you.

In a soft way I actually envy you kinda. You are living in your own little sheltered world with no threats to your Christianized life. It's safe. It's harmless. It's not too hot, not too cold. Goldilocks would like it a lot. Life is simple. Without challenge except for that hour on Sunday.

AND here we are, waves crashing, roaring water, breakers over us, following the call of the Spirit. We look a bit NUTS to you. I guess to those who see us by the world perspective we are.
At this point Festus interrupted Paul's defense. "You are out of your mind, Paul!" he shouted. "Your great learning is driving you insane." "I am not insane, most excellent Festus," Paul replied. "What I am saying is true and reasonable. Acts 26:24-25
Paul was trying to explain to the world an unworldly thing. It doesn't work. If you ever choose to go there, they will think you insane. If they don't...maybe you didn't get there.

Deeper. Deeper still.

I know where I'm going. Wait, no I don't.


Monday, August 9, 2010

Letter to My church Edited by lyn grainger

My Bride, the one I love - listen to Me and see what is happening to you. Some of you are growing and sanctifying yourselves to learn the New Wine way of the Lord. This is a completely different way of thinking, feeling, knowing Me or knowing what I do. I am not a God that needs to conform to man, you are people that need to see Me and not limit what I can do, what I will do or even how I will do it. I AM God and you are MY creation. The ways of God are far more than you will ever comprehend. You can discern the spiritual, but man's mind will never fathom the depths and ways of God. I AM God and there is none like Me on this earth or under this earth. Satan is a created angel and not equal with God. Turn your eyes away from him and look at what I AM doing in you. Some of you are spending all your time fighting satan, I defeated him at Calvary. Instead look at the mustard seed of faith within you and use it to redeem what is mine. Stretch your faith, grow in the knowledge of the Word of God, redeem the time wisely and look not at your way. Submit all to Me

Rom 12: I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. 2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. Place your lives upon the altar and see what God will do through a willing consecrated soul.

The churches that have rituals and have a set way of having “church”, this New Wine is for you to change to become more like Me and not like man's ways. A cloud is coming on this earth, that will forever change how a christian is looked upon by natural man. The persecuted church cries out for revival and for lukewarm churches to become hot. The passion in their hearts, beyond any worldly matters, is for souls to be saved, even though it may cost them their lives and worldly goods.

The programs and agendas are replacing that in some churches. Let the Holy Spirit into your churches, give Him the church and let Him do His work in it. He will teach you what you may keep and what you must leave behind. The world is changing and My people must cling to the good and walk into the New Wine of the Holy Spirit. Souls must be a priority in your lives. I came to seek and save the lost. You are My ambassadors, given the great commission of reaching the lost. The time is short and there will come a time when no one can work. Make use of the time and redeem the time wisely. The wise virgins gathered extra oil for their lamps, the Holy Spirit is flowing without measure now. See this as a time to empty yourselves and allow Me to fill you with the anointing oil. Seek God for your ministries and walk in them. The Body is coming together as distance is now no barrier to you. The 'last days' are upon you and you must allow Me to prepare you for what is ahead. I AM alpha and omega, the Beginning and the End, I see everything. The great plan I have for you will unfold, if you submit all into My hand. Do you not see it, I AM creating a new thing, the former is past and the New Wine is flowing. New Wine cannot go into old wine skins, it will crack and the New Wine shall be lost. Submit yourselves to be changed that New Wine will flow into the old ways and bring about a glorious change.

The spiritual Wine within will flow to others in a new way. As with the ministry of Jesus, so shall you be. He demonstrated the Heart of God, the Power of God and the teaching of God when He was on this earth. So shall you. You will be ambassadors of My love and have My heart for people. Miracles, signs and wonders shall come from the throne room to earth in ever increasing ways. The Name of God shall no longer be a swear word but equated with Power, Majesty and Glory from on High. So shall it be, I have decreed that all shall be fulfilled from the smallest prophecy to the greatest, all will be completed. Observe what I am doing around this planet, see Me as high and lifted up, not as a king but the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Greater than anything made that was made. Do not limit Me in your lives, or tell Me how things will be done. That is manipulation. I AM God and I AM working to My Plan and Purposes. John 4:23 Bow down and worship Me in spirit and in truth for such the Father is seeking to worship Him.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

How to Preach without the Danger of Anyone Being Converted

Preach on every doctrine that centers the attention on man rather than Jesus. Teach every doctrine that makes man the center of God's attention rather than God the center of man's devotion. Tell people only what God will do for them.

Avoid preaching about the necessity of a radical change of heart, through the truth revealed to the heart by the agency of the Holy Spirit.

Let your supreme motive to be popular with all people, then, of course, your preaching will be suited for that purpose, and not to convert souls to Christ.

Avoid preaching doctrines that are offensive to the carnal mind, so that no one should say to you, as they did of Christ, "This is a hard saying, who can hear it?"

Make no distinct points, and do not disturb the consciences of your hearers so that they may become truly alarmed about their souls.

Avoid all illustrations, repetitions, and expressive sentences that may compel people to remember what you say.

Avoid all heat and enthusiasm in your delivery, so that you never make the impression that you really believe what you say.

Make appeals to the emotions, and not the conscience, of your hearers.

Be careful not to testify from your own personal experience of the power of the gospel, so that you never should produce the conviction upon your hearers that you have something which they need.

Do not stir up uncomfortable memories by reminding your hearers of their past sins.

Denounce sin in a general way, but make no reference to the specific sins of your present audience.

Do not make the impression that God commands your listeners here and now to obey the truth. Do not let them think that you expect them to commit themselves right on the spot to give their hearts to God.

Give the impression that they are expected to go away in their sins, and to consider the matter at later time of their convenience.

Preach salvation by grace; but ignore the condemned and lost condition of the sinner so that he never should understand what you mean by grace, and know his need of it.

Preach the gospel as a remedy or a cure, but conceal or ignore the fatal disease of the sinner.

Do not speak of the spirituality of God's holy law (by which comes the knowledge of sin), so that the sinner never should see his lost condition and repent.

Make no appeals to the fears of sinners; but give them the impression that they have no reason to fear.

Preach Christ as an infinitely friendly and good-natured being. Ignore those scathing rebukes of sinners and hypocrites which so often made His hearers tremble.

Do not rebuke the worldly tendencies of the church, so that you should never hurt their feelings, and finally convert some of them.

Admit, either obviously or casually, that all men have some moral goodness in them; so that sinners should never understand that they need a radical change of heart, from sin to holiness.

Say so little of hell that your people will think that you do not believe in its existence yourself.

Make the impression that, if God is as good as you are, He could not send anyone to hell.

Make no disagreeable reference to the teachings of self-denial, cross-bearing, and crucifixion to the world, so that you should never convict and convert some of your church members.

Do not rebuke extravagance in dress, so that you should never make an uncomfortable impression on your vain and worldly church members.

Encourage lots of church socials, and attend them yourself.

Aim to make your hearers pleased with themselves and pleased with you, and be careful especially not to wound the feelings of anyone.

Make sure you avoid preaching to those who are present. Preach about sinners, but not to them. Say "they," and not "you," so that anyone should never take your subject personally, and apply it to their own life, Securing the salvation of their soul.

Preach that the new birth is something God deposits in people, not a fundamental change in the ultimate purpose of our lives.

Never tell people that they must cease from serving self and serve God and do His will.

Never tell them that repentance is man's ability and responsibility to turn from his sin to God! Teach them to delay turning away from all known sin toward God.

Preach predestination in such away that results in fatalism and apathy on the part of all people. Make each person believe that God has already determined who shall be saved, and nothing can change His will. You never want anyone to think that their actions can make any difference.

Preach that man is totally unable to obey God. Teach him that no one can turn to God, but he must wait upon God to turn (change) him. Make sure that no one realizes his true responsibility requiring him to repent in order to be saved. You never want anyone to know that man can turn from sin to God but the real problem is that he will not!

Preach that every one is born a sinner and a criminal. Teach that every baby is born guilty before God. You never want anyone to consider the fact that man is born morally innocent. You do not want anyone to know that he becomes a sinner because, in his rebellion, he has refused to love God with all his heart according to the light and has selfishly sought his own happiness above all else.

Preach that a person can be saved without making Jesus his lord.

Teach that holiness is just an option and not a requirement of the gospel. Teach them that they can be Christian without becoming true disciples.

Preach eternal security in such away that requires no perseverance in faith or continuance in holiness on the part of the believer. Make every person think he has his ticket to heaven that is all paid for so that he will always safely scoff at all calls for repentance and righteous.

Teach Christians that sin is a normal and natural part of their every day life and that they can never truly expect to ever overcome sin through the power of Christ.

Preach that no Christian needs to do anything. Teach them that they are safe and heaven bound even if their lives are disobedient and rebellious.


When the Apostolic gets out of Sync with the Prophetic there is Unneeded Exposure

In the last few years as the Apostolic and Prophetic gifts have begun to take their place in the church there is a trend that I am seeing which must be brought to light.

A Prophet without the balance of an Apostle is a loose cannon spiritually and can blow up a ministry by being out of order. He or She must be prepared to prophetically use the gift to build up the body of Christ and specifically the house in which the Prophet is operating.

IF there is to be correction or words they should be done privately and after much prayer. It should NOT be done flippantly or without thinking.

As a Prophet it follows a pattern: I see a situation in the Spirit. It speaks to me and much is revealed in it. I then have to make a decision. Will what I am about to bring build up or tear down? I imagine Nathan anguished for a while before he came to David who as King operated as the Apostle over the House of David in his time.

Only when released did he bring the word. And then boldly but with much respect. That is the orderly way. I am suspect of Popcorn Prophecy as I see practiced. Blasting away. Hit here, miss there. I have seen three different prophets prophesy three different things to the same person. No wonder people are confused. ONLY AFTER you as a Prophet have clearly heard from God for a person or a ministry should you go to them with a word. Yes, you can lay hands on a person and allow God to speak to you. That's the way it works. BUT, be careful. Loose cannons sink ships. Peoples lives are set on a course and a loose prophecy can take them off the course God set.

That's why a Prophecy should be judged. Carefully. When I bring a word I always tell people to judge it, hear it, ponder it and wait to see what God will do with it. If it's a word of correction (which I almost never give) then hear it and consider the course change needed. David had a choice. He could have had Nathans head torn off his body. It was his right as King. But he heard the word of the Lord and repented.

There has become a Problem with the Apostolic however that is equally and even more damaging to the Body of Christ. Apostles many times can operate in and flow in the Prophetic. Not all do, but many. Sometimes they are Prophets but posing as an Apostle. I know such. The few TRUE apostles I know can and will bring a word, but only if needed. They are not operating as a Prophet, but rather are activating the Spiritual GIFT of prophecy from 1 Corinthians 12.

The fact that the Apostle can Prophesy means he may become his own council. He hears from God for himself without any prophetic input in his life. An apostle that ONLY hears from God for himself is a danger. He can and WILL be deceived. The devil knows how to whisper in his ear. He knows how to make smooth words sound like God. Unless the Prophet who has NOTHING TO GAIN confirms or challenges what the apostle thinks he is hearing the Apostle is walking on thin spiritual ice without a guide.

The word of God says that The Church is built on the Foundation of the Apostles and Prophets. Not on the foundation of an Apostle with a Prophetic Gift or a Prophet who thinks he's an Apostle.

Am I saying the two are mutually exclusive. After much consideration of scripture the answer is YES. One can be and apostle and operate in the spiritual 1 Corinthian 12 gift of Prophecy. One can be a Prophet and Operate in the Spiritual gift of Wisdom and Discernment which can look a lot like the Apostolic. But both? I don't see it in operation that way. God wouldn't go to all that trouble to set his church on a foundation built of One gift without the other in place in another vessel.

I know churches who are trying to operate right now without the Prophetic with them. They are off course and will go shipwreck unless they start to receive the true prophet in their midst. I know of Churches led by those with great prophetic gifts who founder because they have no firm hand of an apostle at the helm. They might succeed for a while but eventually it will fall.

In this day and age the one man show is over. Even if that one man is a TRUE APOSTLE it will fall. Even Paul traveled two by two.

The Apostle who hears a word of Prophecy that HE doesn't agree with because it doesn't line exactly with his belief or vision of where God is taking him needs to reconsider and ponder. He may need to hear what the Spirit of God is saying. He can stay the course but with the strong prophetic word in his heart. That's what Paul did. That's what Barnabas did. They heard the prophets and then adjusted their course of action.

Sometimes the prophet WILL bring bad news. IF you do this, THAT will happen. The Apostle may not like the news, might not want the news, hopes that news is wrong but if he discounts it out of hand he will discover that at some point in the future the manifestation of that thing coming to pass. A course correction might have solved the problem. Now it's too late.

It doesn't mean God won't use the Apostle who ignores the word of warning, it's just that the warfare will be far more intense than it would have been if he had.

We have had several examples in the past few years where a great man or woman of God with great influence did NOT have strong Prophetic people around them who they would listen to. People with the Ministry Gift of the Apostle who are now on a course of shipwreck because they would not or did not listen to prophetic words given them.

OR worse, chose not to have even ONE proven bold prophet in their midst to speak into their lives with courage like Nathan. I think of Benny Hinn and Paula White. I know Ted Haggard had prophets who spoke to him of his folly early on, he didn't hear. Most large ministry leaders are so untouchable in their own eyes that they are subjected to all kinds of deception, mostly driven by money. Money is deceitful, riches or lack of.

Worse than all is a Court Prophet who is "Hired" by a ministry to stroke the Apostle. His gift is not only wasted, it's an abomination. Look at the life of Jeremiah. He took after the court prophets with a vengeance. AS HE SHOULD HAVE.

There are many examples.

If you are carrying the Gift of an Apostle, you MUST have a Prophet who will speak absolute fearless truth to you or you will fall. You cannot be your own prophet. You will become deceived and eventually a public spectacle.

I know THIS is the Word of the Lord.