Thursday, September 30, 2010

John Mark Pool: Now is the Time for All God's People to Be the Consistent Persistent!

"Because of this, brethren, be all the more solicitous and eager to make sure (to ratify, to strengthen, to make steadfast) your calling and election; for if you do this, you will never stumble or fall." –2 Peter 1:10, Amplified Bible
John Mark and Sandy Pool

The season we are in will demand "due diligence" from leaders to now demonstrate as the Apostle Paul – that we must not give any ground to the enemy during our mandate to increase God's Kingdom on earth as it is in Heaven.

The King James version uses this word, "diligence" as our premier ingredient for our requirement to press in past the places we have gone. That same word means "extreme attentiveness and thoroughness." We have gone from Rosh Hashanah (a time of repentance) and onto Yom Kippur (a time of atonement) for our past sins. During this season of a "clean slate" we, as the family of God, must now strengthen each other to above all stand firm in the faith and take ground for the Kingdom of God.

We cannot accomplish this next season alone. No individual will be able to stand alone as the enemy knows his time is running out! We must join together and be diligent in our persistence to aggressively take this ground by Holy Spirit forces. We must join in as groups of leaders to engage prayer, declarations, prophetic decrees and unity prayer vigils to impact our communities, states and our nation for God.

"Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall." –2 Peter 1:10, KJV

God has sent His perfect atonement – Jesus Christ – assuring total restoration of our relationship with the Father and destroying the works of the devil. As the family of God, with leaders who are transitioning into more intense apostolic order, we must now abide by this directive of "determined discipline" from the Apostle Paul's pen, yet even greater – his life.

Our lives must now become active together as one voice to indeed take our nation back to the plan that our forefathers made a great commitment and covenant to achieve. It is time to join God's forces to become the "one voice" of unity in the Body of Christ that imparts in the land and in the heavens – this country belongs to the Kingdom of God!

We will not take our nation back to the heart of our Father with a "casual affair" both in our service to our Lord or to our land of the free and home of the brave. We must individually and corporately be engaged to press into the high calling of God to further His Kingdom now, more than ever, on earth as it is in Heaven.

No More Casualties in the Kingdom!

Remember, "Casual is the beginning of casualty!" Being connected to Jesus and accountable leaders will assure victory!

"Take My yoke upon you, and learn of Me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For My yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light." –Matthew 11:29,30 KJV

The enemy of our land does not want to give up ground, as we together remind others that we cannot win this battle single-handedly! Winning is not merely showing up and hoping the battle is not too difficult. If we are lackadaisical, we will not only give up ground, but assist the enemy in the opportunity to take more "prisoners of war!"

"Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour." –1 Peter 5:8 KJV

We are to not give an inch to the enemy! Remember, we are the victors who have read the end of the Book, and realize full well the war has been decided in God's plan, yet we must be about the work of the Master to ensure the battles do not lose brothers and sisters as "casualties of warfare."

For some time, I have felt that this is a very commanding time of "due diligence" to not be slumbering in our calling and assignments. How can this be assured as five fold ministry leaders are required to turn the enemy at the gate? One area is to unite with other leaders in the faith and to absolutely not let a "single-handed" warrior be left for the pickings from a very sly satan. We must bind together and encourage those not connected to become "accountably tied" to others who will not allow friends to become easy prey for the shrewd wiles of the devil. We must be connected and bound to accountable leaders who will proactively assure the calling and election of the Father is being protected in both the person and the family of God.

"Awake Others to Declare and Decree in Unity in Our Areas!"

The Lord spoke to my heart, as we have been on a ministry tour in the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania region – we must not only decree but "be" the Word. PA AWAKE is an annual event for area pastors and leaders to come together in unity to make a day of prayerful declarations in the region, state and nation. I was honored to receive an invitation from the area pastors to be one of the voices that decreed part of the Lord's Prayer in a local municipal park on September 11, well known as 9-11 during PA AWAKE 2010.

My declaration assignment happened to be, "Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in Heaven." (God knew that this is one of my favorite subjects these days!)

The Lord had me decree "Kingdom Come!" Many people were in unity and the power of agreement was in our midst, and we knew that this was not only invoking the atmosphere of God's Kingdom in the Pennsylvania region, but into the air waves of our country.

Let's join forces and become "one voice" for God and our nation! We have all authority as Believers to proactively come together in parks and in meeting areas to make "public declarations" prophesying God's will be done in our geographic and spiritual atmosphere, as one nation under God. This is powerful and it certainly caught the eye of the community. Even the Mayor of Harrisburg came out with a prayer and public endorsement of this unified prayer initiative. It is time to have leaders everywhere plan and engage in this corporate declaration of taking our land for the Kingdom of Heaven!

"And from the time John the Baptist began preaching until now, the Kingdom of Heaven has been forcefully advancing, and violent people are attacking it." –Matthew 11:12, NLT

Be advised that recruitment is important! This word violent above does not mean to be hostile or physically cruel, but it is a word meaning aggressive actions to fulfill your mission. We cannot be dormant expecting our Kingdom of Heaven to be advanced. We must have a radical spirit like John the Baptist in order to advance God's Kingdom through many national prayer initiatives. We will see these prayer gatherings become one great way of advancing the Kingdom of Heaven all across the U.S. as the family of God becomes powerfully united again!

We cannot be innocent observers and expect to take this land and bring the children back to the heart of our Father. We must become proactive and take this by force. Passive wishes will not gain ground for God in this season. We must press into the high calling of God.

"I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus." –Philippians 3:14, KJV

It is now a season of every person joining together with others and with leaders who want to turn our nation back to the heart of the Father by simply applying the "law of numbers." This is combining with our regular Kingdom assignments as we forcibly become "violent faith" people to recruit many to join forces to publicly demonstrate the power of unified declarative prayer and prophetic decrees that will engage the enemy and turn him away at the gates of our cities. This is a season of every person to join our leaders and spiritual forces for God's Kingdom to become "one voice" that demonstrates we can be God's Word to win our land.

Now is the time for all God's people to be the consistent persistent!

John Mark Pool
Word to the World Ministries


Warning at the Crossroads by Steven Bliss

I was in an intersection awaiting to turn left recently on my way home
from work. As I sat there waiting to turn, I heard the loud blast of a
fire truck's horn. I looked about to see it to determine what I should do.

I could not locate it. As I looked about, by their lack of reaction,
it was as if no one else had heard it. It was so loud, yet there was not any
truck in site. That brought a pause, for thought.

As I pondered this for a few days, I was given a simple explanation and an
accompanying verse of warning from the prophet Jeremiah.

Be aware. It's time to hear the warning. We are at an intersection in time
where caution in where or how we move should be weighed.

Thus says the LORD: Stand at the crossroads, and look,
and ask for the ancient paths, where the good way lies; and walk in it, and
find rest for your souls. But they said, "We will not walk in it."
Also I raised up sentinels for you: "Give heed to the sound of the trumpet!"
But they said, "We will not give heed." Jeremiah 6:16-17 (NRSV)

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Visions and Dreams by Os Hillman

TGIF Today God Is First Volume 1,

"In the last days, God says, I will pour out My Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions; your old men will dream dreams." Acts 2:17

"I need to meet with you," said the man from England during a break at a conference overseas. We walked outside to have a coffee break and sat down. "God wants you to know that He removed your finances in order to reserve His reward for you in Heaven. He has done you a great service."

I was shocked. I'd never met this gentleman before. How would he have known I had lost a half million dollars in the previous few years, virtually all of my financial net worth, to some unusual calamities? We shared for the next several minutes.

That week, during our lunch and dinner times, I had been enjoying wonderful, juicy oranges from this island in the Mediterranean Sea. It came time for the gentleman and I to conclude our coffee break. We bowed in prayer. As we prayed, the man began to describe a picture he was seeing in his mind.

"I see a picture of a large orange tree. The tree is full of large, ripened oranges. They are beginning to fall to the ground. You are the tree!"

Again, I looked at the man with shock and amazement, and now tears in my eyes.

"You are the third person in three years that has had a similar vision during a prayer time like this. The first two people were also strangers to me."

I went back into the meeting rejoicing that God could be so personal in my life. He used a servant who had gone through similar trials to supernaturally speak a word of encouragement in a way that I would know it was God who was speaking.

There are times when God supernaturally speaks into our lives. He does this to demonstrate His power, His love, and His intimacy with us. Do not be surprised if God sends one of His messengers to speak into your life when you need it most. Be open to how God might want to speak into your life today.

He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers (Psalm 1:3).

Today God Is First (TGIF) devotional message, Copyright by Os Hillman, Marketplace Leaders.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

JUDGING PROPHECY - Kriston Couchey

And prophets let two or three speak, and let the others discern(judge), and if to another sitting anything may be revealed, let the first be silent; for you are able, one by one, all to prophesy, that all may learn, and all may be exhorted... ~Paul~

I am amazed at how prolifically Father speaks prophetically through a gathering of believers and through people He gives messages for His church. I would say in general most prophecy at it's core is genuine. It is my great desire to see the church function even more in the gift of prophecy because we NEED the pure word of the Lord. The command to judge prophecy is not given to prohibit or limit prophecy, it is given so that others may bring a clarity and discernment to a word from God and understand the fullness to what God is saying, while identifying mixture that tends to muddy and change the word of the Lord. Judging or discerning prophesy is not for the purpose of condemning or judging the person prophesying, but to help the body understand what God is saying and what He is not.

If you are like me, you have read and heard thousands of prophecies. We are commanded to judge prophecy for this reason: The one prophesying does not always have an complete understanding of the Lord's motivations behind His revelation. Man's immaturity or lack of understanding can change the meaning of a pure word from God. You probably also have come to realize that not every prophecy is of God, and may have mixture of opinion, doctrinal error, and personal agenda, etc.

Everyone can prophesy what the Lord is saying. Many release prophecy that is from the Lord but do not possess the authority to bring it forth because they do not have the Lord's heart in bringing it forth. In this instance, the mixture added to this prophecy can be more destructive then helpful. For example, years ago I was leading worship in a church and Father spoke to me to leave and go to the wilderness. He also spoke to me that the church was going to shrink to nearly nothing before it began to grow again. When I shared my departure with the worship team and pastor, I also shared the prophesy about the church shrinking in an angry way that hurt and offended the pastor. As a result, the prophesy brought hurt and offense and not brokenness. Brokenness is what God wanted during this time of barrenness for the fellowship. The authority to prophesy has at it's heart a love for people. If you do not love someone, you compromise your authority to prophesy to them even if you have heard the Lord clearly on a matter.

It is easy to vent frustration in the name of the Lord. One of the greatest sources of false or tainted prophecy is offense. I reject or closely judge a prophecy when I sense offense that is not resolved. For example: many who speak the destruction of the institutional church and it's people are still harboring bitterness toward those who have hurt them within it. While God is destroying the system of religion in the Institutional church, God is destroying a system, and loves people. There will be those who go down with the system that refuse to change, but we rejoice in Babylon (the diabolical system) falling, not the destruction of the wicked.

This mixture of offense happens frequently in political, national, or globally significant prophesy. People tend to prophesy their own agenda when they have not resolved a rest in the Lord in a particular arena. It's easy to prophesy gloom and doom when you are angry at your political leaders, or offended at a nation that opposes the nation you love. If you are offended by Islam it is easy to prophesy the death of Bin Laden rather then the salvation of Muslims. Offense is a snare that corrupts and twists prophecy. Jonahs problem was not just being too stubborn to go to Nineveh, he was offended and angry becasue of the evil done to his people by Nineveh. Even after obeying he did not want God to forgive the people, he wanted them dead.

Adding Your Personal Understanding to Prophecy
I know I have done this and have seen it done many times. God speaks forth a powerful word that may only be one sentence. We may add a lengthy addition that promotes a pet doctrine or interpret it by personal experience. It may not be bad what we add, but it is not always God.

Flattery through Prophecy
Prophecy can be given to puff up people or organizations. These prophecies are tainted with the desire to please men and increase your standing with those to whom you prophesy.

Control through Prophecy
Some prophecy demands submission to a leader, church, network, or an organization. This prophecy is tainted by control and can have MANY differing motivations. These motivations can run from a pastor tainting prophesy by informing a prophet of "rebellious" congregants ahead of time, to a prophet that simply does not understand true nature of spiritual authority.

Prophesying False Doctrine
False doctrine taints much prophesy today. Many prophecies are sourced in a religious mind. Being religious does not disqualify you to receive a prophesy from God, it means that your prophesy will be mixed and tainted with your false doctrinal understandings.

There are also others sources of false or mixed prophesy that can come forth in a prophetic word. But, the source of true prophecy is the revelation of the person of the Lord Jesus Christ. The testimony (witness) of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy. Holy Spirit revelation witnesses of Christ's nature of and His authority. The only means of truly judging or discerning of prophecy is to know Jesus Christ as He is, for the spirit of Prophecy is found in the testimony or "witness" of who He is.

I personally judge prophecy by what He has revealed to me personally of Himself and His nature. What He reveals of Himself is always testified (witnessed) to in scripture. As we learn to know His heart and ways, we recognize what is of Him and what is not. I pray that as you hear and read prophecy you are edified and challenged as He speaks. I also pray you are able to discern the difference between what God is saying and what is of man.

In His Love
Kriston Couchey

Monday, September 27, 2010

I don't want to be offended when it's all coming down

There is the right time for everything. Even for exposing sin.

And sin can never be successfully hidden forever.

When sin is exposed, it hurts everyone.

It hurts us.

It hurts our loved ones.

And it hurts the Lord God!

It will be a shocking day.

It will be a sad day.

And it will be a shameful day.

"Oh! What have I done?"

"How can I do this? How can I?"

I am saddened by what is happening, it's like having a root canal, it hurts like mad right now but after all the pain it will be better and stronger.

Let now this cup pass. Go ahead Dr. Jesus, start drilling down.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

There's a ROAR in the Earth - WOE if you ignore it

Whenever the Lion of Judah invades territory the enemy thought was his, there's a roar. When kings are toppled from thrones, there's a roar. When freedom comes and slaves are set free, a roar goes up.

In the past as these things happened people tried to make it nice, deal with it quietly, work it out. Now as the Lion comes in evil flees. Hear what the Lord is saying (prophetic expansion and application in parens):

Amos 3

2 "You only have I chosen
of all the families of the earth;
therefore I will punish you
for all your sins."

(If you are chosen, the bar is higher, the requirement for holiness is greater, the punishment greater. To whom much is given, much is required)

3 Do two walk together
unless they have agreed to do so?

(Be very careful who yo agree to walk with, not everyone who says Lord Lord)

4 Does a lion roar in the thicket
when he has no prey?
Does he growl in his den
when he has caught nothing?

5 Does a bird fall into a trap on the ground
where no snare has been set?
Does a trap spring up from the earth
when there is nothing to catch?

6 When a trumpet sounds in a city,
do not the people tremble?
When disaster comes to a city,
has not the LORD caused it?

7 Surely the Sovereign LORD does nothing
without revealing his plan
to his servants the prophets.

(The Roar is heard, the Trumpet is sounded and the snare is set for those who are about meet the Lion)

8 The lion has roared—
who will not fear?
The Sovereign LORD has spoken—
who can but prophesy?

(Now is the time for the Prophets to ONCE MORE come out of the cave and speak boldly, it's time to speak the oracle of GOD in Power)

9 Proclaim to the fortresses of Ashdod
and to the fortresses of Egypt:
"Assemble yourselves on the mountains of Samaria;
see the great unrest within her
and the oppression among her people."

(The oppression of GOD's People has cried out from the earth and Now the Lion Roars - Set my people free is His cry. This unrest is of ME. Be made whole.)

It's all around you. You see it now, and you will see it manifest greater in the near future. The tables are once more being turned over, the whip is in HIS hand and they are being driven out in disgrace.

The warning that we hear now is only an early warning. There will be much more. In a while you will look back and see that this time was only a shadow of what was to come.

The Prophets are coming out, they're coming out, and they are putting words to the Roar in the Spirit. There will be none who escape. The only escape now is to fall on your face and repent. Take on the spirit of Zaccheaus who gave back four times what he stole from people. You have stolen and made yourself comfortable on the backs of people who feel like they owe you.

WOE to you. WOE. How great will be the fall.

Woe to YOU who are at ease in Zion, this is what the sovereign Lord says:

Amos 6

1 What sorrow awaits you who lounge in luxury in Jerusalem,
and you who feel secure in Samaria!
You are famous and popular in Israel,
and people go to you for help.
2 But go over to Calneh
and see what happened there.
Then go to the great city of Hamath
and down to the Philistine city of Gath.
You are no better than they were,
and look at how they were destroyed.
3 You push away every thought of coming disaster,
but your actions only bring the day of judgment closer.
4 How terrible for you who sprawl on ivory beds
and lounge on your couches,
eating the meat of tender lambs from the flock
and of choice calves fattened in the stall.
5 You sing trivial songs to the sound of the harp
and fancy yourselves to be great musicians like David.
6 You drink wine by the bowlful
and perfume yourselves with fragrant lotions.
You care nothing about the ruin of your nation.
7 Therefore, you will be the first to be led away as captives.
Suddenly, all your parties will end.

Fall on your face, repent, pay back, get right for the roar in the land means you will be consumed if you do NOT.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

A Prophetic Word for TODAY

Isaiah Chapter Two. Let those with ears to hear, hear. From the message

6-9God, you've walked out on your family Jacob
because their world is full of hokey religion,
Philistine witchcraft, and pagan hocus-pocus,
a world rolling in wealth,
Stuffed with things,
no end to its machines and gadgets,
And gods—gods of all sorts and sizes.
These people make their own gods and worship what they make.
A degenerate race, facedown in the gutter.
Don't bother with them! They're not worth forgiving!

Pretentious Egos Brought Down to Earth
10Head for the hills,
hide in the caves
From the terror of God,
from his dazzling presence.

11-17People with a big head are headed for a fall,
pretentious egos brought down a peg.
It's God alone at front-and-center
on the Day we're talking about,
The Day that God-of-the-Angel-Armies
is matched against all big-talking rivals,
against all swaggering big names;
Against all giant sequoias
hugely towering,
and against the expansive chestnut;
Against Kilimanjaro and Annapurna,
against the ranges of Alps and Andes;
Against every soaring skyscraper,
against all proud obelisks and statues;
Against ocean-going luxury liners,
against elegant three-masted schooners.
The swelled big heads will be punctured bladders,
the pretentious egos brought down to earth,
Leaving God alone at front-and-center
on the Day we're talking about.

18And all those sticks and stones
dressed up to look like gods
will be gone for good.

19Clamber into caves in the cliffs,
duck into any hole you can find.
Hide from the terror of God,
from his dazzling presence,
When he assumes his full stature on earth,
towering and terrifying.

20-21On that Day men and women will take
the sticks and stones
They've decked out in gold and silver
to look like gods and then worshiped,
And they will dump them
in any ditch or gully,
Then run for rock caves
and cliff hideouts
To hide from the terror of God,
from his dazzling presence,
When he assumes his full stature on earth,
towering and terrifying.

22Quit scraping and fawning over mere humans,
so full of themselves, so full of hot air!
Can't you see there's nothing to them?

Here's the truth, God is going to tear down, kill off, destroy, crush and annihilate anything and anyone who is worshiped over him. He will have NO OTHER GODS before HIM. All the props, even churches, even big personalities are subject to being pulled away. Be careful who you put on a pedestal. They are in jeopardy because of your devotion.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


David Wilkerson Today


Israel had fallen into idolatry. But their root sin was still unbelief,
resulting in all kinds of fears! And God sent them a prophet to expose their
root sin.

The prophet told them in so many words, “Look at you—a bunch of wimps,
hiding out, afraid to stand up and fight. You’ve already given up. But you
have a history of God’s deliverance! He gave your fathers great victories
when they trusted him. And he has promised to deliver you too—yet you don’t
believe him!” (See Judges 6:7–10.)

Many Christians are terrified the devil is going to destroy them. They’re
afraid they’ll make a mistake or go back to their sin, and the devil will
have his way. But that’s a lie from the pit of hell! The Bible says you
don’t have to be terrified as you walk through this life!

When you hold on to fear, it becomes contagious. Everybody around you catches
it! When Gideon gathered his army, God told him to send home every fearful
soldier: “Whoever is fearful and afraid, let him return and depart…. And
there returned of the people twenty and two thousand” (Judges 7:3).

God is speaking the same word to his church today. He is asking, “Why do you
fear? Why do you sin by not trusting me to bring victory to your life? I have
promised to defeat every demonic power that comes against you!”

Gideon’s father, Joash, had erected statues of Baal and the goddess Asherah,
made from huge stones. His reasoning was, “Baal has given Midian power over
us, so maybe if we worship their god, he’ll give us power.” People came
from miles around to worship there, including Midianites and Moabites; it was a
powerful, demonic stronghold in Israel!

God told Gideon, “I’m not going to deliver Israel until you get rid of this
idol that stands between us. Lay it aside—cut it down!” So in the middle of
the night Gideon “took ten men of his servants, and did as the Lord had said
unto him” (Judges 6:27). He took an ox and used ropes to pull down Baal and

God is giving his church today the same message he gave Gideon: “I want to
help you—but I can’t when you don’t trust me. You’re full of fear. And
before I bring deliverance, you’re going to have to pull down this
stronghold, this besetting sin!” “Lay aside every weight, and the sin which
doth so easily beset [you]” (Hebrews 12:1). We are to pull down all
strongholds of fear and sin!

Gideon pulled down demonic strongholds using a strong ox. But we have been
given weapons far more powerful than Gideon’s (see 2 Corinthians 10:4–5).

Victory comes by praying in faith. This doesn’t mean cold, empty prayer but
prayer in the Spirit, prayer that believes God to answer: “Praying always
with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit” (Ephesians 6:18).

When the Sin isn't just a Sin

I don't think most people understand how seriously God takes sin. He takes it double seriously of those who are elevated in the eyes of people. If you are a king, a priest, an Apostle, a Prophet or the pastor of a large Church you will be measured by a different measuring rod than the people in the pew and in the world who judge you.

Proof text? Not many of you should presume to be teachers, my brothers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly. James 3:1

Examples? Moses who didn't get to enter the promised land. Nadab and Abihu, sons of Aaron, Moses' brother who presented strange fire to the Lord, Phineas and Hophni, sons of Eli who profaned God's altar, Saul who was removed for false sacrifice and died for it, Uzzah who died for touching God's Ark, Ananias and Sapphira for lying to the Holy Ghost and Herod who dropped dead and was immediately eaten by worms for NOT honoring God. Acts 12:23.

How is it in this day and age people who have high positions in the body of Christ think they can get away with profaning where God has brought them? Is there no fear? Do they not act according to eternity? Do they thin God is going to just wink at the sin in their life?

No, I tell you, he will act as he does, using the secular to punish the sons of God. Isaiah 7:18
He will call the insects of the media, the bees of the law, the flies of the world to come against unrepented evil.

Don't call what God is doing an attack of the Devil. It's his way of taking the Bride to the Cleaners for a bit of a laundry job.

This is NOT only about the allegations against Bishop Long. I don't know about that. The world will measure him. If he is found wanting, he will pay.

This is about a rampant evil of disregard for the Sheep in the Pew. God told me a year ago, I love my sheep MORE than I love my Shepherds. He said to me, I died for them, they didn't. He always has.

The prophetic books of Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel contain harsh words against these failed spiritual leaders. In Isaiah 56 the priests are accused of being self-centered, foolish, and drunkards (56.10-11). Jeremiah accuses the religious shepherds of leading the people astray (50.6). And Ezekiel writes of the religious shepherds: “You eat the curds, clothe yourselves with the wool and slaughter the choice animals, but you do not take care of the flock. You have not strengthened the weak or healed the sick or bound up the injured. You have not brought back the strays or searched for the lost. You have ruled them harshly and brutally. So they were scattered because there was no shepherd, and when they were scattered they became food for all the wild animals” (34.3-5). This indictment brings a curse of woes upon them in succeeding verses (34.7-10).

“A wonderful and horrible thing is committed in the land; The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so: and what will ye do in the end thereof?”— Jeremiah 5:30-31

“Woe be unto the Pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture, saith the Lord. Therefore thus saith the Lord God of Israel against the pastors that feed my people; Ye have scattered my flock, and driven them away, and have not visited them: behold, I will visit upon you the evil of your doings, saith the Lord.” (Jeremiah 23:1-2)

“Thus saith the LORD of Hosts, Hearken not unto the words of the prophets that prophesy unto you; they make you vain: they speak a vision of their own heart, and not out of the mouth of the LORD.”

It's time to get back to the basics. If by some chance you read this and it stings, REPENT. My friend Apostle Marlon Hester constantly warns against "Playing" in God's presence.

He's right. It's time to get serious about serving God. Maybe what we need is a few of these abusers of the sheep to drop dead in the pulpit like Ananias and Sapphira. Maybe THEN the evil ones will close up shop and slink away.

EVEN SO, Come Lord Jesus, Do Your Will.

Pimping in the Pulpit

This is a term I have heard since news from Georgia came out. I am not commenting on that sad case. The Klieg lights are on, the press is in a feeding frenzy, Lawyers are everywhere, auditors are loosed, the whole catastrophe. This will either be a gross embarrassment for the DA in the state of Georgia or a sad end to a Ministry I have loved. I am willing to stand aside until it is settled one way or another.

The media is talking of the Bishop as a Pulpit Pimp. I don't think that's fair.

NO, Pulpit Pimps are worse than what this situation is. I know a bit about pimps. Met a few. Know how they work. They keep the Girls hopeful but poor while they use them to keep him in big cars, nice houses and extravagent clothes. The pimps I know are very protective of their territory. They protect their harem to make sure the income is steady. Once a girl is no longer of use they are discarded like a bad penny.

At least a street pimp is honest. You know what you got. If you get involved with him you understand the rules of the game. As long as you can put out he will keep you around. When you can't it's goodbye.

Pulpit pimps are easy to spot too. They act a lot like the street pimp in many ways:
  • The folks can barely afford cab fare or a clunker to drive and the pimp drives a Bentley
  • The folks are living with mom, in foreclosure or on the street and the pimp lives in a million dollar house in the burbs
  • The folks live check to check and never enough while the pimps press them hard for his "Cut". Ten percent of nothing should be nothing, but not for the pulpit pimp. He will have his no matter what.
  • The folks go to goodwill to find clothes suitable to wear to Church while the pulpit pimp has 30 seven hundred dollar suits in the closet to wear to impress folks.
  • The folks are promised that if they just dig a little deeper, if they just sacrifice more, somehow God will bless the effort. You see this during TBN's fund raising all the time. Mike Murdock is famous for this tactic. Yet nothing is ever done to set the people free from their bondage.
  • The people pulpit pimps attract are those who believe that if they buy into the vision and mission the pulpit pimp proposes. They become addicts. Prisoners of Hope. They whoop and holler at the hope given but deferred by the circumstantial circuit they are in.
  • The pulpit pimp will encourage the folks to vote against their best interests. They will be encouraged to support candidates who are secular platform pimps.

I thought slavery was abolished. Pimping is illegal because it is considered enslavement.

Why isn't pulpit pimping? It's the same deal. Shouldn't we stand against this?

I must report the ministries I am in fellowship with in the city of Chicago are NOT pulpit pimps. But I know some, and so do YOU.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Your Appointment Awaits You Tuesday, 21 September 2010 08:31 AM EDT Francis Frangipane

Francis FrangipaneIn spite of escalating turmoil in our world, there remains one last, great outpouring of mercy during the end times (see Matt. 24:14; Acts 2:17). This supernatural season of grace has been predetermined. It is an "appointed time" of the Lord.

For those unaware, an appointed time is, in truth, an open display of the sovereignty and power of God. In it we discover with absolute certainty that nothing is impossible for God. For this is a season when God fulfills His will on earth, fulfilling in the process His promises, and the hopes and dreams of His people.

The psalmist wrote, "But You, O Lord, abide forever, and Your name to all generations. You will arise and have compassion on Zion; for it is time to be gracious to her, for the appointed time has come" (Ps. 102:12-13).

There is an appointed time coming for Israel, and an appointed time for you and me. If the Lord has promised, He will certainly bring it to pass.

Recall that Abraham and Sarah had waited in faith for a quarter century for the promise of God. Finally, as they neared 100 years of age, the Lord told Abraham, "At the appointed time I will return to you ... and Sarah will have a son" (Gen. 18:14). One year later, "at the appointed time" (Gen. 21:2), Isaac was born to aged parents!

While there are, indeed, appointed times of judgment (see Mark 13:33), the phrase most frequently represents a time, preset by God, when He reveals "wonders, plans formed long ago [that unfold] with perfect faithfulness" (Is. 25:1).

Demons may stand arrayed against the Lord; nations may align themselves to fight Him. It does not matter. He who sits in the heavens laughs. For He makes "all things [His] servants" (Ps. 119:91). Even His enemies' plans for evil are reversed and made to serve His purpose (see Gen. 50:20; Rom. 8:28; Acts 2:22-23).

If God gave you a vision, a spiritual hope or dream for your future, there will be an appointed time when what God spoke comes to pass. Thus, the Lord assures us: "Record the vision and inscribe it on tablets, that the one who reads it may run. For the vision is yet for the appointed time. It hastens toward the goal and it will not fail. Though it tarries, wait for it; for it will certainly come, it will not delay" (Hab. 2:2-3).

If you have a vision or promise from God, that vision also has a time of fulfillment. Write it down and place it where you can see it every day. Though it tarries, wait for it. For it will certainly come to pass at the appointed time.

Appointed Servants of God
When the Lord manifests Himself openly in an appointed time, He actually moves through a power grid He established in hiddenness during the time of preparation. His work appears suddenly, but its preparation may have taken many years. Either way, an appointed time flows through appointed people. He predestines the time of their breakthrough in advance, even as He works silently within their hearts in preparation.

Consider the Lord's word to His disciples: "You did not choose Me, but I chose you, and appointed you that you would go and bear fruit, and that your fruit would remain" (John 15:16).

Every disciple feels that, at some point, he or she chose Christ. Yet, the deeper truth is that God chose us before the foundation of the world and has been working in us. At the appointed time, we choose Christ, but only after He chose us (see Eph. 1:3-5). We could not even come to Christ had not the Father drawn us (see John 6:44).

Yet, He who chose us also appointed us to bear much fruit. The same power that worked surrender in us and then inspired our faith continues to work in our hearts throughout our days, appointing us to bear fruit. The idea that we can just sit quietly in church is a deception. You may look at your life and feel unfruitful. But God is not done with you yet. Do you believe God has chosen you? Then believe also that He has appointed you to bear fruit.

The Enemy's Work
One may argue, "But I know people who were good Christians who have fallen away." Yes, but in many cases you will find that, at some point, they fell into deep disappointment about some failed spiritual expectation. Disappointment is not just a sad, emotional state of mind; deep disappointment actually can sever our hearts from faith. It is the enemy's work. Demonically manipulated disappointment can actually "dis-appoint" a person from God's destiny for their lives.

I have known many who were doing well, moving toward their appointed destiny. The future God had for them seemed almost close enough to taste. Then they became disappointed in someone or something. By accepting into their souls this demonically manipulated disappointment, their faith turned dormant; a bitter winter took over their souls. It is here, even in the throes of disappointment, that the righteous learn to live by faith (see Hab. 2:1-4).

We all face times of disappointment. I went through a time when the promise of God seemed like a foolish spiritual fantasy. For nearly three years I had not been involved in pastoral ministry. No doors would open. God was doing a work in my soul to cause me to trust Him, but I felt abandoned and cut off from my calling. In a moment of abject honesty, I prayed: "Lord, You promised that those who believed in You would not be disappointed. Master, You know all things. Look at my heart. I am full of disappointment."

The Lord simply replied, "Your life is not over."

Of course, I knew that. I was a healthy young man not older than 40. Yet the spell of disappointment had flooded my soul with darkness, causing me to conclude erroneously that God was done with me.

Listen well, my friend: Satan can stop your destiny or mine if we accept the power of disappointment into our lives. Once we accept the heaviness of a deep "dis-appointment," backsliding is often not far away. You see, "dis-appointment" cuts us off from our vision, and without a vision people perish.

Are you carrying disappointment in your heart? Renounce it. Forgive those who have let you down. Have you personally or morally failed? Repent deeply and return to your Redeemer.

Holy Spirit, I ask You to remove from my brother and sister the paralyzing sting of disappointment!

Beloved, the Spirit of God has come to release you of the effect of the "dis-appointment." He reminds you, your appointment with your destiny is still set.

About the author: Francis Frangipane is the founder of River of Life Ministries in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and has traveled throughout the world ministering to thousands of pastors and intercessors from many backgrounds. In June 2009, he retired from his position as senior pastor of River of Life Ministries and is devoting himself to prayer and the ministry of God's Word. For more about his ministry, go to The preceding message is adapted Francis' book, This Day We Fight, published by Chosen Books. To order, click here, or to order from Francis' Arrow Publications, visit

For Sally

This is close circuit for a friend. I have no other way to communicate than this. If you read this, unless you are Sally, ignore please. Sally, I would give these folks local to you a look see. Plus it gives your husband a chance to develop in ministry and connections you need now. I don't know how many of these are Pentecostal, but if they are, consider them. Visit. Sense if the Spirit of God is there. See how you are received. Then Father will speak and you will know. I'm a big believer in the LOCAL church. I know that so many say a church alive is worth the drive, but I have learned that LOCAL means LOCAL. CLOSE. Blessings

17314 COUNTY ROAD 115 KENTON, OH 43326




129 N Wayne St KENTON, OH 43326

FIRST CHURCH OF GOD (only if it's the pentecostal branch of COG)

The Point Spread in Spiritual Warfare

This is an important word of equipping for the spiritual battle. We must know who is on our side.

From Ron at Blessed Economist.

Life on earth is enveloped in spiritual warfare. On one side are the Holy Spirit and the holy angels. They concentrate on doing good and advancing the purposes of God. Arrayed against them are the spiritual rulers and the dark forces of evil. They strive to obstruct Gods purposes and attempt to work as much evil as possible.

God’s authority prevails in the spiritual dimension. His authority was not affected by the fall, so this battle changes nothing in the heavenly places. In the spiritual dimension both sides must abide by God’s rules.

The outcome of the spiritual struggle is manifested on earth. When the light side wins the struggle, peace and plenty prevail on earth. When the dark side is on top, trouble and tribulation will be prevalent.

The outcome of the spiritual struggle is not determined by numbers. If it were, the light side would win, because good angels out number evil angels two to one. The outcome is not determined by force. If it were, the Holy Spirit would win hands down. The outcome of the spiritual struggle on earth is not determined by numbers or force, but by authority.

God has given authority on earth to humans. The outcome of the spiritual battle depends on which side is given the greatest authority by people on earth.

Authority on earth in spiritual realm is determined on earth by numbers of believers, faith and words declaring God’s purposes.

If enough people are following Jesus, praying in faith, and declaring God’s purposes, the Holy Spirit and the holy angels will have the authority they need to hold the dark side in check. It does not have to be the majority. In fact, the greater their faith, the smaller the number of faithful people can be. On the other hand, if too many people on earth are giving authority to the dark side, it will win the spiritual battle and the Holy Spirit and the holy angels will be constrained.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Fooling Around with God can get you Killed

I have been saying for years that the bar is being raised. The things we used to get away with we will not in the future.

There has been much foolishness in the Body of Christ. The people who are fooling around are being held to account.

I was offered a story from a Friend Named Jeff:
Last Sunday, a church I know of had a powerful worship service. Holy Spirit moved mightily. Afterward, the Worship Leader instructed the people how to flow in the Spirit and the Gifts. She spent a long time talking about how Holy Spirit wanted to be a part of the service. Then, the pastor took the podium and contradicted and dismissed everything she said. He said "we do not do that here", indicating that new visitors would not understand. She was humiliated. Five days later, that pastor is now in ICU hanging on for dear life, with a broken neck after a horrific motorcycle accident. We are living in sobering times. Self-examination and rapid judgments.
You can get away with all this for a little while, but soon you will be held to account. As the glory train gains speed those who try to rob some of the glory or slow the train will find themselves in very difficult situations.

If God would kill the sons of Aaron and the Sons of Eli for Fooling around what makes you and me think he wouldn't exact judgement on those who claim to be his representatives and who take lightly the manifest presence of God.

Even later when priests would minister before the Altar they priests would have to have a rope tied around them so they could be pulled out of the Holy of Holies if God found them wanting.

We are entering into a time of great manifestation. The bar is raised. You dare not be flippant.

If you know better, you need to stay right.

You life may hang in the balance.

Anatomy of a Ministry Shipwreck - This might be about YOU!

The captain of a sailing ship in the high seas sometimes must turn his wheel over to someone else when navigating unfamiliar waters. That person does not become the captain, he's a pilot. He gives advice, guidance. He might man wheel for a time, but ultimately it's the captain's ship. He is responsible for the safe passage of his cargo. If he is wise he will heed the advice and guidance of someone who knows the waters better than the Captain does.

That experienced pilot to help the captain must be able to navigate the ship into a rocky harbor must be familiar with all the hidden dangers and currents. If not the cargo can be lost.

This is a metaphor for many good ministries led by talented anointed men of GOD that start out with great promise but because of a Captain without the ability to take guidance or worse, take it from people who do not have experience or understanding, he goes shipwreck. The church or ministry closes. People (the cargo) are hurt. All the money given to traverse the water is lost. The ship goes down. Nothing is recovered. The Captain many times will not have learned from the experience an will try again, repeating the same pattern. Again and Again.

The following is a true story. It is NOT about any of my friends on Facebook so if you are and reading this it's NOT about you. I am confident that the person about whom I write will not read this. He is self absorbed and unlikely to seek understanding. Here's the painful truth as I have watched him go down.

Many years ago I met this man. I'll call him Tom. Tom was a great teacher. Had understanding of the Word beyond anyone I ever knew. He operated in intimacy. The worship he led was amazing. He worked hard at connecting with a few national ministries. Tom was always impressed by being recognized by famous people. He thrived on having his ego salved.

Tom's self esteem was all wrapped up in his ministry. He started out in his house like everyone does, but soon it grew. The house was packed. So, he started to look for a place to meet. He connected with a few local pastors and for a time used their building to meet. Soon those relationships withered. Tom had a problem. He was very thin skinned. He nearly always felt persecuted, lied about, abused. It seemed like his paranoia had no depths. Whenever anything unpleasant seemed to happen around his ministry he blamed demons, devils, anti Christ spirits; anything but a self examination of who he was. He felt like he was constantly being rejected. Every perceived rejection would cause Tom to become more and more insular.

Tom was not only a good worship leader and teacher, he also flowed in the prophetic. He would give words. They were great. People flocked to this. Many loved his prophetic gift.

You would think that Tom with his great anointing, great talent, after over a decade would have a great church. Not so. People would come, become part of the fellowship, then over time would become discouraged by the direction of the ministry. The intransigence. The inability of the Apostle of the House to take correction or questioning. This became his prime stumbling block. At one point Tom had a mature elder board. He was fine with them until they questioned him. Why what or how? He was immediately defensive and unwilling to hear.

Eventually Tom disbanded his elders group. He believed he knew better. Oh sure he kept a few yes folks around him to rubber stamp his decisions. Time and time again he would hit the wall.

Tom believed that his connection with God was enough. He never could or would connect with other local ministries. He worried that they might try to steal his members. He was unaccountable to anyone. He had a few "Names" he claimed were his "covering" but in reality those men had their own issues. They were never in his meetings, they might drop in to preach from time to time. Never observing. Never measuring. Never prepared to offer a word of correction if it was needed. There was no accountability.

Now years and years later he is still running a few dozen folks. Maybe up to 50 in a good service. He milks them pretty hard financially so he can stay full time. What he doesn't realize is by continuing to chase off those with means because of his hard headedness he lives just barely above the poverty line.

Those who had the ability to give financially eventually became frustrated at the direction of the ministry and left. Of course every single one that left was pronounced by Tom as deceived by the devil. The door was slammed on them when they left. There was no return.

I suspect in the last 15 years there have been a thousand people in thru the doors and out the back. He just can't keep them. Tom's immaturity has been his biggest handicap. His thin skin. His unwillingness to hear wisdom. His "Know it all" attitude is his biggest flaw.

I wish all the best for Tom. I love him and his ministry. I owe him a lot spiritually. I wish it weren't so. I can't go back. It's too hard to watch.

I don't have all the answers, but I have some. I would love to sit with Tom and give him some elderly wisdom. He won't hear it. I know other wise men with experience who might offer wisdom. I know that it's fruitless to connect them to Tom. He only hears what he wants to hear.

I don't have to be a prophet to tell you what the outcome of this mess will be. There will come a day when Tom has burned all the people he can and his ministry will close. Shipwreck. It's on a trajectory now. Of course he will blame everyone but himself. Persecution he will say.

I believe the sin of unteachablity is the death of most ministries.

One of the reasons I have such a passion for young ministers I am in fellowship with is the fact that they are still learning. Perhaps I can help them avoid some of the submerged hazards. I know not all will hear. It's rank immaturity to be so confident in what you are doing to the point where you hear from no one. A teenager is like that. Unfortunately we have men in the pulpit who are years past being a teenager with a teenager's attitude. Knowing it ALL.

I keep saying to these men, I don't want your pulpit. I want to be an encouragement. Encouragement has as part of it's meaning the ability to define a better way. Edification defined means to establish; to educate morally or spiritually; to improve; to strengthen. But that assumes that the person being edified will agree to be improved.

Ministries fail because of pride. Pride blames everyone other then themselves for failure or difficulty. The inability to look in a mirror at themselves for who they really are is the key issue. Most of the problems in ministry are not caused by demons, devils, evil spirits or Antichrists. They are caused by pride and holy arrogance.

This is not as it should be.

I hope someone who reads this will hear what the Spirit says. I know this isn't prophetic per se....but maybe it is.

Let those with ears to hear, HEAR!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Called to Craftsmanship

TGIF Today God Is First Volume 1, by Os Hillman

"Then the Lord said to Moses, 'See, I have chosen Bezalel son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with skill, ability and knowledge in all kinds of crafts-to make artistic designs for work in gold, silver and bronze, to cut and set stones, to work in wood, and to engage in all kinds of craftsmanship.'" Exodus 31:1-5

Bezalel was called by God to perform a most important work for Him. I am sure that Bezalel believed that he was naturally gifted with his hands to make fine crafts with gold, silver, and bronze. He probably did not associate it with God's work. But the Scripture tells us that God chose him and filled him with God's Spirit to enable him.

Does God call men and women into their vocations to fulfill His purposes - to fulfill that which needs to be accomplished throughout the world? Have you ever thought about how many occupations there are in the world? How did that balance of interest among each human throughout the world happen? Did it just happen? Was it by chance that we have only so many doctors, only so many accountants, only so many geologists?

Your interest in your vocation is not born of your own making. So many workplace believers and even pastors have made the mistake of encouraging us who have a deep desire to walk with Christ in the workplace to pursue vocational ministry. To remove us from the workplace where the greatest harvest is yet to occur would be to remove us from where God called us. Do not take this bait. Serve the Lord in the workplace where He has gifted you and called you.

I almost made this same mistake when God drew me to Himself when I was 28 years old. I concluded that I must be called to be a pastor. I took steps to fulfill this by leaving my job and entering a Bible school for training. Upon completion, I took a job as an assistant pastor in a church. But God's mercy allowed me to be removed from that position only three months into it. I was "forced back into business," where God wanted me in the first place. It was a great lesson. I was never cut out to be a pastor in a church, but a "pastor" in the workplace.

Christy Wimber: How Praise Defeats the Enemy

Christy Wimber

What happens when you find yourself in a situation of battle that feels overwhelming? There seems to be many different ways we deal with those things that we'd rather just have pass us by. Battles are never fun, and of course they're never something we would just pick. However, they're also unavoidable. We are in a battle, and in battle there are times when there is much warfare going on all around us.

I never quite understand when people are surprised that just because they're a Christian it doesn't mean everything is easy – it definitely doesn't mean we no longer have times of battle. We serve a God of seasons as the Book of Ecclesiastes tells us, and times of war are unavoidable. Even in the word warfare we find the word war. It's unavoidable. So the real question is, "How do we battle?" When we're in war, what are the ways to fight? Obviously, we've been given armor for a reason, but if you look through Scripture there are also other ways to battle. It's in Scripture where we find praise that brought great victory to those under warfare.

Take Time to Be Prepared and Equipped

I believe the Lord gives us ways to battle and battle efficiently. But no matter the battle, we must remember the battle is never ours, it's always the Lord's. I also think it's good to know and be prepared so that when we face different battles, we know how to war.

Too many people are "crisis Christians," and only when something goes wrong is when that they call out to God. But I think it's wise, when you're not feeling a battle, that you use that time to get yourself equipped. There are times when the Lord says to me specifically that there are things He wants to do in me and prepare me for. It's then I know He is equipping me for what's coming. If I don't take these times to get what I need, then I don't have a clear perspective in whatever I end up facing.

One of the great leaders in the Old Testament was Jehoshaphat. Jehoshaphat was the man who stepped into kingship over Judah after David and Asa passed on. We find in 2 Chronicles 17:3-6 that it speaks very clear about who this man was. He was full of wisdom and understood the importance of going to the Lord, especially in times of battle.

In 2 Chronicles we find that the larger armies want to attack Jehoshaphat. Now remember, these armies hated the prior leaders and now they want to attack Jehoshaphat when he comes in since he's now the new leader. They want to show him right away what he's not, and they want to make it clear how powerful they are.

Many times when you walk into something, the enemy will try and catch us off guard just to point out that we're not good enough, or that we're not strong enough or wise enough to do whatever it is that's been placed before us. And there are times you will walk into something and you need to clean up or fix some things that you didn't even do, that weren't even your fault. However, there are things that need to be worked on, there are some things in the foundation that need to be fixed. That's the wisdom of Jehoshaphat. He fixes the foundation and tears down those places where the enemy had a foothold. He was wise to get the house in order under the leadership of Christ. Because then the attack came.

Keeping Our Eyes on God When Attack Comes is Vital to Our Success

Haven't we all had times where this has happened to us? We find ourselves in a situation where we get stuck in something we didn't ask for. Like, It wasn't me that put us in this situation, or my disobedience; but no matter the case, that's what's taken place, and it's here I know I have a choice. Will I get myself ready for what God wants to advance me and others in, or complain that this isn't what I wanted?

For me personally, I used to be so mad that God wanted me to do things that others weren't called into, and why was it God wanted me to do or not do things that others could? It used to frustrate me. However, in the last several years, I have since repented of this attitude. What God has called me into isn't any greater or harder than anyone else, and it's a privilege.

Every now and then I'll say, "Oh Lord, really?" but then that's the end of it. If I live there, I won't advance.

Now remember, these armies coming after Jehoshaphat are very strong and intimidating armies and could easily take Jehoshaphat and Judah out – that is, without God. This would be very similar to when we receive news that seems overwhelming and like there is no way out – there is no way in the natural it looks like you're going to come out on the other side. But in 2 Chronicles, chapter 20, we find how Jehoshaphat handled the battle that came his way.

First, he went before the Lord, and in going before the Lord, he did so before the people. Second, he is also going to remind God of His promise of inheritance to them. Now picture this – he's just been told how great the attack is – but when he gets before the people, he addresses the greatness of God and says to the Lord, "Our eyes are on you." How important this is! Keeping our eyes on God when attack comes is vital to our success.

He then calls an all out fast! This isn't just about Jehoshaphat being saved but rather all the people experiencing freedom. Many times we want our freedom, but we don't want to sacrifice. But the truth is that there's always a cost involved with freedom. And fasting shows a restraint from something we enjoy because we believe in it enough.

Think of the sacrifices people have made so we can have the freedom we have today. The soldiers that fight the battles to give and keep our freedom; the firefighters that protect us from fires burning down our homes; the policemen that protect us from people that don't keep justice and the law, and so on. There are many that choose to sacrifice so we are kept safe in our freedom. However, there are times when we ourselves have to make sacrifices and step up to the plate.

The Power in Worshiping and Praising God

What so strikes me in this story is how God showed His power and has His Spirit fall upon Jahaziel. Now, this guy is a singer – he's descent from Asaph – and Asaph was like the head worship guy for King David. In fact, it says in Scripture, "David left Asaph and his associates before the ark of the covenant of the LORD to minister there regularly" (1 Chronicles 16:37). So Asaph's descendant here isn't a stranger and he knows the power of worship. It's in his blood!

So God's Spirit falls upon him and he gives the word of the Lord, and Jehoshaphat is able to hear it. He was able to hear from this singer the reminders God wanted to make clear. And then they all fall down to worship. How often do we do that? We get bad news, and our first response is to fall before the Lord in worship? Now they're going to do another amazing thing when they head into battle – they do so in praise! They go before the Lord to praise, and then head into battle with their eyes on God and their hearts full of worship. And God defeats all their enemies. Remember, these are the enemies that were more powerful?

I think we need to remember, it's never the size of the battle, and it's never how great the enemy is, but if we keep our focus on God and how powerful God is – and how faithful He's been time and time again – that this is where we find our peace and rest.

When I Find Myself Talking About How Hard Things Are, I Found I've Just Taken on Something I'm Not Meant to

When Jehoshaphat was done with the battle, he wasn't exhausted and he wasn't saying all these things like, "WOW, that was so hard!" In fact, it was just the opposite. He was at rest. Isn't that amazing? He is at great rest after a full on attack! This is such a powerful message of the power of praise!

When I find myself talking about battle and how hard things are, this is a sign to me I have just taken something on I'm not meant to. In fact, I honestly feel it's just a sign of immaturity on my part.

The battles we face are the Lord's. Our job is to worship and trust Him. Our victories lie within our ability to trust and praise. So if you find yourself in a battle, don't pray out of the fear from what you see, pray from faith for who God is and what He has already done! Go before the Lord in worship remembering all He has done and how faithful He's been to you already. I've realized that whenever I do this, it takes me to a place of relying upon Him to battle whatever comes my way, and what I get is the peace and rest I so desperately need!

Christy Wimber
Senior Pastor, Yorba Linda Vineyard


Friday, September 17, 2010

The Empty Sidelined Passenger Car = the lone wolf apostle

The Glory Train is On the Move. There is ONLY ONE TRAIN. One way to the Father. You and your church are either connected or you are sidelined.

A few weeks ago the Lord gave me a vision of the Glory Train on the move. That we were all connected, every church, every christian, every leader, every single person who is longing to get to where the Glory will take them must be connected to the Engine with the chief engineer. The train is made up of cars filled with people. Each Train Car represents different churches, different movements, different traditions, BUT The only connection to the Glory Train happens thru each other. We might call it a network. A denomination. A movement. It is, but is in fact the Glory Train. The TRAIN of HIS Glory FILLS the temple.

No ministry, No Apostle, No Prophet, No Pastor, No teacher or No evangelist can stand alone in this day. If they do they will find themselves alone - stranded - going nowhere - stuck. Many churches are like an abandoned passenger car on a sideline unconnected to the train, the leaders are promising the passengers who bought the vision that they are going to get going soon. They won't. It's a curse of the lone wolf. That ministry, that Church, that movement, That denomination will die if they are not connected with the Train. Soon the passengers will get off that train and find one that is moving connected with the Glory Train Engineer and get on board with them. The Apostle of THAT house will find himself alone. Unconnected.

We must stay connected, accountable, encouraged and enabled. The one man show is over, if you try to be one, you will find yourself sidelined. It's not too late to get connected. The Glory Train is On The Move. Get your board. The sound of another car connecting is being heard. Be there.

God in his GRACE will allow those who try to go it alone to sit motionless until they decide to connect, to tap into the power of God that IS the Glory Train.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Prophetic Dream from Van Mason

I don't take ANY prophetic word lightly. I won't this one. So for your understanding I post without comment:

" Serious storm 22nd September. "

This awakened me out of my sleep. When this happens to me I know it is a profound Word of the Lord. This date is celebrated on the 1st (evening ) to the 2nd of Tishri starting the New Year. As we come into a deeper and clearer revelation of the " One New Man " ( Ephesians 2:14-18 ) the the church will see the prophetic significance of these Feast dates.

First of all, I have never received a date before and I am very hesitant to receive dates from other prophetic voices. The Feast of Trumpets ( Rash ha sha nah ) starts a season called the 10 Days of Awe. A time of examination leading to repentance in preparation for the Day of Atonement. A day when the High Priest would atone for sins of the people. A high, holy day for sure. While I was praying for revelation concerning this dream I checked the Hebrew calendar and found that the 22nd of September was also a Feast Day. This is the Feast of Tabernacles. ( Booths or Sukkot ) This is a celebration lasting 7 days starting on the 15th of Tishri. This starts on the evening ( sunset ) of the 22nd and goes to the 29th ( nightfall ) of September, 2010 ( Heb. 5771 ). Historically the Lord has done powerful things on each of the Feasts of the Lord found in Leviticus 23. I keep feeling drawn to Psalm 105:19 " Until the time that His Word came to pass, the Word of the Lord tested him. " This is in reference to the life of Joseph. You know, The Dreamer. All of the prophetic WORDS Joseph received came to pass at the appointed time. We are in such a season where the prophetic ( visions and dreams ) promises are coming to pass. It is like a big ( lifetime ) of prophecies are coming to fulfillment. Somebody Praise Him ! Go figure, it is also a time where there is great darkness in the land. ( Isaiah 60: 1-2 ) Sounds similar to the time that The Dreamer lived. So friends, dust off your dreams and visions and prophecies and start contending for them to come to pass with great expectancy.

If you Google " Tribulation 2010 " you find an article with great detail stating that the Tribulation Period is to start on September 29, 2010. This date would conclude the Feast of Tabernacles. Also, these Fall Feast dates are the Fall Harvest seasons. This powerfully speaks of the End-Time harvest of souls. As a side note in John 21:6-11 we read that Peter and others went fishing all night and caught nothing, but Jesus said to them " cast the net on the other side. " They did and they caught 153 fish. This is God's prophetic number for the End-Time Harvest.

The very next morning I had another dream. September 10, 2010.

A large airplane came down to the foundation of two buildings. One of the wings became a large blade (saw) and cut the one building, then the second building off at the foundation. It was a very fluid motion. No crashes, debris or anything. Dream ended.

As I was seeking the Lord for the interpretation of this sci-fi dream, It occurred to me that this dream was in reference to the banking and housing sector of the American economy. We know they are both related but I sensed that the banking industry was going to be leveled and also another round of housing foreclosures were coming soon. Possibly on the 22nd of September. Also I started to realize that the Mid-East Peace talks were to begin on the 23rd of September between Israel and the Palestinians attended by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and George Mitchell. The topic is to divide Jerusalem into two separate parts. One for Israel and the other for the Palestinians. Everytime the USA has been pressuring Israel to become a 2 state nation within 24 hours something destructive has happened in America. Hurricane Igor at the last report has been rated as a category 5 hurricane. As I have looked at the projected path of this hurricane and the timing it looks to be right in line with the Peace talks.

I have talked to other very influential prophetic voices they have stated and are preparing for a hurricane and flooding on the East coast centering around Washington D. C.

It's Time To Pray, Lord send " True Laborers " into the Harvest!

In His Mighty Grip
Psalm 84:2

The Trump of God is Sounding

There is a Trumpet call being sounded in every arena right now. It's loud. It's persistent. It is stirring people from slumber.

  • You hear it in Government
  • You hear it in Politics
  • You hear it in Culture
  • You hear it in Business
  • You hear it in the Church

It's the sound of a powerful trumpet. Many trumpets resounding. Do you hear them? Do you see the army assembled? It's an army of many. The Lord of Hosts is Leading. Those who have a spirit of Korah will try to get in the way, but it will not succeed.

It's a clear call to action. To mount up the wall. To take a stand. To arm for war. To take back territory and possession stolen by the enemy. Ziklag.

We had been confused about who the enemy really was. No more. You know who they are. You know what they do. You know what schemes they have used. They have been exposed. The trumpet sounded and the veil of secrecy was torn back. Sin and evil is exposed.

At the sound of the trumpet people rose up, are rising up. Locking arms.

It's an amazing time. We are seeing a manifestation of Glory on the earth. It is being heralded by the sound of a trumpet.

Many will not hear this sound. Many will pretend that it's the sound of another. That there is no sound. Many who could hear will condemn the Trumpet sound. It causes upset. Division. Confusion. They will call evil good and good evil. The ones most egregious will be the ones who are Called by HIS name. Christians. Ones who should be able to hear the sound.

This is intentional Deaf, Dumb and Blindness. The enemy causes it. Sometimes pride and greed cause it. But he who will not hear is as deaf as one who can not hear.

So, look up, the trumpet is sounding. If you have ears to hear, you will know what it is saying. Take your place. Lock shields. March. The day of oppression is over. Utterly destroy all that has desired to contain you, to silence you, to smother you. This is the tearing down of all the walls of Jericho in your life. You are to take nothing of them. There must be nothing left for you or the curse of A'i will happen again.

Hear the Trumpet. It's calling. It's been calling out since the first week of August 2010. It calls ever more loudly. We just experienced the feast of Trumpets.

HEAR the Sound!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Will You Enter?

TGIF Today God Is First Volume 1, by Os Hillman

"Then Moses raised his arm and struck the rock twice with his staff." Numbers 20:11a

Will you fulfill the destiny God has for your life? Perhaps you have never thought about it. God had a perfect plan for Moses to lead the people out of Egypt and into the Promised Land. It's been said the hardest place to score a touchdown is from the goal line. You're almost there. But there is something about crossing over that makes those last few yards the most difficult. Moses failed at the goal line, and it prevented him from finishing well a glorious life of service for God.

The people of Israel were complaining that they did not have water to drink. It was another of many tests for Israel. Moses inquired of God and God said, "...Speak to that rock before their eyes and it will pour out its water" (Num. 20:8a). Moses, in his frustration and anger with the people, began to act on his own and made a strategic mistake. Instead of speaking to the rock, he struck the rock twice with his staff. In spite of his disobedience, the rock poured forth water.

God was calling Moses to a different dimension. Moses was to use his words to speak the miracle. However, he not only lost his temper, but he also took credit and dishonored God. He used his staff, the symbol of his work life as a shepherd, to force the provision.

When we become callous, we can use our skills and abilities to force what we believe should happen. We take control. When we do this, we are in danger of failing to enter the Promised Land of blessing from God. Living in life's spiritual dimension requires patience and obedience. Beware of solving problems in your own strength. God wants to bring you into the Promised Land of His blessing. But it will require walking in the spiritual dimension.

What Jesus did... WE Should DO

Too much of what passes for "Christianity" is simply humans imposing their bias and personal morality on WHAT WOULD JESUS DO.

We have distorted the Gospel of Jesus by trying hard to fit our fleshly square peg in Jesus' Holy Ghost round hole.

What we don't do is look at what Jesus actually DID. What he taught. What he stood up for and against. The "Nice" christian ideal is destroying the Church of Jesus and robbing the world of her witness.

The list is LONG. What I list below is NOT exhaustive. It is simply behaviors and attitudes that Jesus demonstrated and taught to those who walked with Him. IF we are walking with Jesus, let's learn from Him:

  • A group of men were about to stone a woman for adultery. Jesus steps in and stops them.
  • Religious leaders burdened the people with useless mandates. Jesus calls them snakes.
  • Some Clergy considered themselves above others. Jesus called them phony tombs.
  • People were heartless because of religious traditions. Jesus tells them of a good Samaritan.
  • People were robbing people in the name of religious tradition. Jesus puts them out of business in the Temple
  • Some cities were hostile to Jesus teaching. Jesus pronounced a bad end. Luke 10:33
  • People that martyred others for their faith were cursed with destruction BY JESUS. Matthew 22:34-36
  • Jesus said those who harm little children should be drown with a millstone around their neck. Matt 18:6
  • The Bible is FULL of condemnations of those who shed innocent blood.
The question is this, what should a Christian do in response to the evil that is radical Islam today in the earth. I think much of what we HAVE DONE is futile and empty. We have not called evil evil. We have not called good evil, but we have been fuzzy on this. We do not recognize the demonic influence that holds our world captive. Jesus NEVER negotiated with or compromised with Demons. Nor should we. They must be cast out. They must be sent into pigs and over the cliff.

The documentation of this evil will turn your stomach. It will anger you. I hope it will take you off that fence you sit upon. There is no more middle ground. Those who hold sincerely to the Islamic faith and follow the peaceful intentions of the Koran are misled and need Jesus. Those who take the teachings of the Koran to murder, decapitate, burn, stab and destroy are Demons in human skin. There is no quarter that JESUS ever gave them. In view of this, WHAT DID Jesus do?

What should we then do?

It's high time Christians recognized the warfare we are in and stop proclaiming peace peace where there is no peace. We must proclaim the Gospel message boldly, but if it's rejected let's do as Jesus did and let them go as he did with the Rich Young Ruler. The Holy Spirit MUST be involved in every single conversion or it's just intimidation.

Time to start acting like the Master. Heal the Sick, Disciple as you go about, but speak boldly against the Evil among us.

I AM SENDING IN MY REINFORCEMENTS - By Stacey Yerian - 9/12/10

I saw in a vision mighty warriors drawing their bow in battle but falling from the counter attack of the enemy, overwhelmed by the numbers of the opposition, and not able to detect the direction of attack due to lack of scouts. I also saw a spotlight suddenly turn on in what appeared to be a dark jungle. (It was similar to how a motion detector operates when activated at night). As I saw this, I understood the increase of darkness is countered with a supernatural increase of light (Ps 97:4 & 11; 112:4; Pro 6:23; Isa 9:2 & 60:1; Eph 6:13).

To those who are weary, it is time to retreat. Draw back to drink from the living waters of refreshment (Ps 23:2, Rev 7:17). Come wait on me and I will renew your strength so that you may rise up on the wings of eagles and run and not be weary and walk and not faint (Isa 40:29-31).

It is time to send in My next line of reinforcements. Some of My warriors have been recuperating on the sidelines and are now refueled, rejuvenated, restored and reactivated to replace those in need of a reprieve. These warriors are walking in the power and glory of My Kingdom and they will now see and discern forces that are coming against My people to a greater degree than in the times past. As these go forth to do battle in the power of My Spirit, they will not be ambushed or taken by surprise but will see from which direction the opposition is approaching and more quickly understand and counter the tactics of the enemy. Their increase of efficiency and effectiveness in their ministry operations is a result of time spent with me in intimacy. It is a result of allowing me to remold, reorder, and rightly align and reconnect them by My Spirit. Because of this obedience, I have released increased awareness and a new experiential reality of my Kingdom. This will continue to increase more and more among all who are seeking first and awakening to the Kingdom of God.

So I release and send forth the next line of reinforcements in the power of My name to fight with the armor and weapons I have given them. (Eph 6:14-18, Ps 18:34; Rom 13:12). Yes, spiritual battles will continue to accelerate and intensify but always remember, more are with you than against you. (2 Kings 6:16). Ask and I will send forth my angels to help turn the tide in situations that seem daunting and hopeless. Ask and I will open eyes to see the horses and chariots of fire so that your faith may increase. Band together in the unity of the Spirit within your assigned rank and file as I lead you forward by my Spirit. Remember, it is never by your power or might but by My Spirit (Zech 4:6). Make time to seek me early and you will find me. (Pro 8:17). In the secret place I will give you needed direction for your assignment each day. (Ps 25:14).

And from the days of John the Baptist until the present time, the kingdom of heaven has endured violent assault, and violent men seize it by force [as a precious prize � a share in the heavenly kingdom is sought with most ardent zeal and intense exertion] (Matt 11:12).

Other Scriptures: Gen 49:22-26; Job 29:20; Jer 50:29-34.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Of the Change - Prophetic word from Chuck Pierce

Dear Kingdom People:

The Spirit of God is moving so powerfully. Below is a portion of the prophetic revelation that was recently released in our service. As we are preparing to cross over into the Hebraic Year 5771, I have been seeking the Lord over how and when to meet Him in our times of corporate prayer, as the Head of the Year is a time when fresh revelation is released. There is a sound and intensity in the next generation that is unlike any other. One of our goals at Glory of Zion is to see that generation equipped and liberated to transform a society longing for something lasting to be passionate about.

Prophetic Revelation from Sunday Morning by Chuck Pierce, Amber Pierce, Tiffany Smith, Barbara Wentroble and Keith Pierce:

"I AM Controlling the GATES! Come Up!"

"You have said to Me, 'I've been going round and round and round again with the enemy.' This time you will surround the enemy, and where you've been going around in a circle, you will now take the rope of My Word and tie that enemy to the stake. I will begin to pave your way forward. Instead of going around, NOW you will GO UP. For in the 'UP' there is a coolness that you have not experienced. For in the midst of your going around, you have overheated! Go up now! I will cause you to enter into moisture from My Spirit that will cool your spirit down. You will say, 'Lord, I am refreshed.'

"There are gates in Heaven that I AM controlling. Now because you are responding in a new way, I will cause the GATES of HEAVEN to open and pour down upon this earth in ways that have not poured before. I AM controlling the Gates of Miracles. I AM controlling the Gates of Healings. I AM controlling the Gates of Release! I AM controlling the Gates of Supply for this next season. I AM controlling the GATES of TRIUMPH and rallying a reserve troop to advance in the earth! I AM controlling the Gates of Revelation for My people to know the future, and not drift back into their past! So let your sound rise up and My hand will unlock those GATES!"

"I Say Vessels of Transformation … From Transition to Glory Transformed!"

"If you will seek Me for twelve days, you will enter a new administration of seeking Me. I have said, 'Seek Me and you will find Me!' Seek Me and you will find treasures that have not been uncovered and fields that have not been pioneered! Watch Me draw you near to ME in the days ahead! Watch Me awaken you. Watch Me pull you near to Me. Watch Me have you yield in places you've not yielded before.

"Many of you have been crying out for healing and deliverance. You have not seen the purpose of why I say to 'DANCE!' You've thought, 'Dance is not part of my life. I do not need to do this! This is not part of my personality.' But you have to dance! David had to dance! This caused the last season to despise the next move of My Spirit. This dance caused the separation of seasons and loyalties! I AM doing this again! If you'll dance like David, if you'll dance like Miriam, this will be key to your healing and your future.

"Many have been in transition. You have said, 'How long is this going to go on? How long is this going to go on? When is this going to end?' I had to position you so you could be people of transformation, vessels holding My glory! Every place that you can go, I will have a people to transform that atmosphere. Every single place that your feet go! I am looking for people to transform that atmosphere. You must lean into every moment of transformation that you have! I AM looking for transformed hearts to transform cities."

"Walk in this Realm of Heaven that is Surrounding You"

"Surely the mountains of Tibet are bowing. Surely the cedars of Lebanon are cracking. Surely the tides in the seas are rising to a new roar. The God of glory is thundering! There is a thunder that is coming again to the hidden places of man. You have heard in the past of those that have jumped to get away from My judgment. I am coming this day with My glory to overthrow the thrones that have set themselves against Me. Go, look, and see! Mountains will bow! See the cracking trees. As the tides rise I will have a pathway that ushers in the glory unto Me.

"I have even found a people that have tapped into another realm. I have found a people who have opened up the heavens in a new way. I have found a people who have learned to unlock My glory so My glory can come into the earth realm. In these days I am going to move sovereignly! My glory will be seen! You'll not have to look for My glory. You'll not have to search and strive but just walk in this realm of Heaven that is surrounding you. In this realm there shall be supernatural deliverance, supernatural healing, and supernatural manifestations. It is not something you are going to have to wait for. It is not for another time or season.

"I have even seen the longing of your heart. As you have pressed through that narrow place and did not stop nor give up, a realm of glory has broken open that your heart has longed for. Now watch Me come. When My glory comes, know that judgment shall be released in the earth realm, for the enemy cannot stand against My power. You are in another season. The glory realm has opened up. Now watch Me come and prove Myself mighty in the earth to you.

"Watch the other gods that have threatened and mocked you begin to bow. You shall see the reports in the media of what I shall do, for I am going to cause the earth to shake in a new way. Did I not say that I would shake everything that can be shaken? Watch for the shaking because My glory will shake loose everything that is not of Me in this new season."

"A Shattering Sound of My Glory is Being Released"

"For there is a word between your hearing and Me striking. I am in the process of bringing down that which has been 'in-between.' For you have been caught in-between, but now where you've been in-between, a way will be made. Today the sound and the breaking are coming together and you will go through and into.

"Where you have desired to see the glory in days past, and I have given you glimpses of glory, this is a time you will hear the glory. This is a time that you will hear the sound of glory even as it comes. It will not be the soft sound. No, it shall be a shattering sound. A shattering sound of My glory is being released. Do not look just to see My glory but hear My glory in this new season.

"This day shattering has been loosed into the earth realm. Watch what begins to shatter. Watch windows that begin to break. Watch that which begins to fall apart. Watch the shattering, for you have opened the heavens and shattering is coming into the earth. Shatter everything that stands against the knowledge of My Kingdom. Locks on safety deposit boxes that have not broken will be shattered. Old structures of religious worship will be shattered.

"Even as a supersonic aircraft shatters the sound barrier, there is a shattering as you go up into the supernatural. The supernatural is occurring for you to come higher. Come higher. Come higher. Come higher. You are birthing the supernatural for the next move of God. You cannot get through this without My shattering, supernatural power!"

"If You Won't Fear the Shattering, You will Receive My Shadow of Protection"

"Some of your testimonies have come to a glorious end. Let Me bring that testimony into a place of rest. Let Me open up a way for you to enter into the next testimony that will break open your days ahead.

"I am extending My finger down from Heaven. I am getting ready to make My people pliable again. I am moving them out of a very hard transition and moving them into a place of transformed glory. I am softening their hearts. I am dissecting carefully the mistrust that is planted in their cells. This will be removed. I am causing them to see again. I am causing them where they were hardened to gain vision for their future. I am shattering fear of the future from around them.

"Even your crying out has been quieted because it couldn't get through the rock of hardness that has been forming in your heart. But even the rocks can cry out! Your heart cannot be too hard for Me. In a moment, I can make your heart light and filled with life. Joy that has been lost can be recovered. In a moment, the condemnation that you have piled so high on yourself can melt away. You will say, 'Lord, I would rather stand here naked and vulnerable than to be clothed in that sticky mess that I was clothed in.' You are becoming new!"


Chuck D. Pierce
Glory of Zion International Ministries