Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The Lord Shall Command the Blessing Upon You in Your Storehouse and in All That You Undertake

Mike TateAfter my visionary experience on the morning of January 24, 2012 at 3:30AM, I knew we were coming into a great wealth transfer. I believe what I heard and what I saw is revealing. He is getting ready to "command the blessing upon you in your storehouse and in all that you undertake" (Deuteronomy 28:8). Fear has blinded the giver to their inheritance, their portion. God is destroying that fear and removing the scales from our spiritual eyes.

I heard: "I want to destroy the fear to release substance from your storehouse. When I see substance from your storehouse in My storehouse, by command I multiply your substance to return to your storehouse. I must receive substance from your storehouse. I watch over your storehouse. I destroy the enemy of your storehouse, the thief, the devourer..." says the Lord.

Three Storehouses – Your Spiritual Storehouse, Your Natural Storehouse and God's Storehouse

I then began to see these things as I began to write. There are three storehouses: first, your spiritual storehouse; second, your natural storehouse; and third, His storehouse. I saw a spiritual storehouse in Heaven's realm where peoples' offerings were on shelves with their names on them, like tags. They were your actual currency, or gold, or whatever the substance you gave; the offerings were simply lined in a linen cloth, tied with string. They were placed there so that angels would then reference your spiritual storehouse in order to release the multiplication to manifest back into your natural storehouse. Every offering given in faith is always recorded and always rewarded. Just as you give in faith, so you must receive back in faith.

Your spiritual storehouse is filled with "glorified" resources. Your offering is transfigured and multiplied in and by His storehouse and deposited into your spiritual storehouse. I saw in our spiritual storehouse not just currency multiplied; in fact, the packages were bulging, nearly busting, compared to the image of our offerings we gave. It really is a pressed-down, shaken-together, running-over increased return.

There were packages with vials of oil labeled Healing, Wisdom, Invention, Creativity. They were specific anointings returned to our storehouse to produce especially what your currency could not buy. The effect of the oil had a greater multiplication than even currency. I saw the oil applied based on its label and design; it was as though the vials of oil representing healing were transferred to us when we took natural oil like olive oil and placed it on people to see their miracle for healing (James 5:14).

Some packages were labeled or marked as "Redeemed From the Thief"; they had increased seven-fold from the day they were stolen from your earthly storehouse. The label shows the earthly value when they were stolen, the earthly interest, and the seven-fold increase. Everything that was lost or stolen is there multiplied.

I saw some peoples' spiritual storehouses brimming full like a hoarder, because they have never believed that God is a rewarder; therefore, they sowed but never received. Other spiritual storehouses people consistently accessed and manifested what they received by faith. The tithe is the highest offering, then sowing on behalf/into those who deliver revelation from Heaven. The sacrifice of the offering is the plumb line that establishes the value of what is received, hence returned. It is multiplied based on this factor and value of sacrifice.

God Will Liberally Supply Your Every Need

Our Father is getting ready to release out of His treasuries His wealth into your storehouse. Take these verses and begin to declare them over your life, over your storehouse.

Like a wind out of His treasuries His treasures are released... Jeremiah 10:13 When He utters His voice, there is a tumult [a violent or noisy commotion] of waters in the heavens, and He causes the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth. He makes lightnings for the rain and brings forth the wind out from His treasuries and from His storehouses.

Bring your substance into His storehouse... He will release from His substance to your storehouse... Malachi 3:10 "Bring all the tithes (the whole tenth of your income) into the storehouse, that there may be food in My house, and prove Me now by it," says the Lord of hosts, "if I will not open the windows of Heaven for you and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it."

When the enemy approaches to defeat, the Lord will command His blessing upon your storehouse... He will bless your land, your substance... Deuteronomy 28:7-9 The Lord shall cause your enemies who rise up against you to be defeated before your face; they shall come out against you one way and flee before you seven ways. The Lord shall command the blessing upon you in your storehouse and in all that you undertake. And He will bless you in the land which the Lord your God gives you. The Lord will establish you as a people holy to Himself, as He has sworn to you, if you keep the commandments of the Lord your God and walk in His ways.

Out of our good treasure we sow, we fling forth our treasure to God... Matthew 12:35 The good man from his inner good treasure flings forth good things, and the evil man out of his inner evil storehouse flings forth evil things.

Our giving from our storehouse releases a multiplication from His storehouse in multiplication... Luke 6:38 Give, and [gifts] will be given to you; good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over, will they pour into [the pouch formed by] the bosom [of your robe and used as a bag]. For with the measure you deal out [with the measure you use when you confer benefits on others], it will be measured back to you.

We are prospering in our soul and expecting our life to prosper as well... 3 John 1:2 Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in every way and [that your body] may keep well, even as [I know] your soul keeps well and prospers.

Our Father dispenses "full gifts" to the giver... James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect (free, large, full) gift is from above; it comes down from the Father of all [that gives] light, in [the shining of] Whom there can be no variation [rising or setting] or shadow cast by His turning [as in an eclipse].

The Believer knows His God rewards the seeker... Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please and be satisfactory to Him. For whoever would come near to God must [necessarily] believe that God exists and that He is the rewarder of those who earnestly and diligently seek Him [out].

Our God is liberal in His supply to us... Philippians 4:19 And my God will liberally supply (fill to the full) your every need according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

Mike Tate

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

John Mark and Sandy Pool: Purchase Your Field for Kingdom Multiplication!

John Mark and Sandy PoolMatthew 13:44 The Kingdom of Heaven is like a treasure that a man discovered hidden in a field. In his excitement, he hid it again and sold everything he owned to get enough money to buy the field.

Where you sow is where you will grow! The Lord is saying to us that this is our time to make good on the Kingdom seed deposit from Abraham's covenant purchase!

This is the time in 2012 when you must only obey the Father's voice. We decree in the Name of Jesus you will not be distracted by or listen to any other voice.

This is the time you will receive the funds necessary for the completion and acquisition of your Promised Land. When you are homesteading a property, you must not stop and do not hesitate to purchase the land and occupy the property. Do not underestimate the value and importance of title, deed and property ownership for total possession of the Kingdom land God has promised you.

Do not allow the enemy to cause you to postpone or delay purchasing your Promised Land, as he will try to get you to make excuses for delay, like just paying bills when you know the seed money is in your hands, which you received from releasing all material substance and selling everything for God!

The enemy hates us taking ground and possessing what Father God has promised! We gain the ground when we know our value and identity as God's children.

Sowing a Seed

Father Abraham needed a burial place for the love of his life, Sarah, who was also the "mother of all nations." They had quite a colorful sojourn in the new land God had directed them. God gave them all He promised He would, which included the miracle child, Isaac. However, just before it was the time for Isaac to have his bride, Sarah died. Abraham was living in the "one day Promised Land" for the soon-to-be birthed Jacob, who would one day become Israel.

Notice this account of Abraham purchasing the field, the cave, and the trees of Mamre where he and Sarah had camped when the Lord gave them their promise of their miracle child, Isaac:

Genesis 23:17-20 "So Ephron's field, which was in Machpelah, which faced Mamre, the field and cave which was in it, and all the trees which were in the field, that were within all the confines of its border, were deeded over to Abraham for a possession in the presence of the sons of Heth, before all who went in at the gate of his city. After this, Abraham buried Sarah his wife in the cave of the field at Machpelah facing Mamre (that is, Hebron) in the land of Canaan. So the field and the cave that is in it, were deeded over to Abraham for a burial site by the sons of Heth." (Importantly, Mamre in Hebrew means fatness, increase, and multiplication!)

God, no doubt, impressed Abraham to "purchase this field of great price" and not bury God's covenant ancestry in foreign lands or borrowed tombs. This is not only where God poured out the covenant to Abraham and Sarah, but it also is the very field in which Rebekah met Isaac to become the next generation that brought us Jacob – Israel. This was not only a "burial site," this was a memorial to all that God had promised our "father of all nations"; that special field must be deeded into the family of God. It then became a "first fruits" deposit for the Land of Promise where one day King David would assure Israel's conquered land was occupied by God's title deed and covenant dating back to Abraham's seed deposit.

We must know who we are as our Father's children in order to understand the value of our "heirship" for God's Promised Land – a Kingdom He gave us, including all authority in which to take dominion and multiply. You are indeed "royalty," and where you pay the price to sell all you have and purchase your field of great treasure, it will be your Promised Land, and then you can multiply God's Kingdom in earth as it is in Heaven!

God demonstrated this to Adam by planting a garden toward the east in Eden (see Genesis 2:8). Our Father's seed time and harvest covenant process began then. God demonstrated this all through His Word, and even Jesus used this in a parable in Matthew, chapter 13. God wants us to use His promise upon our seed, handed down from the deposit purchased in a foreign land, to one day become our very own Promised Land of the Kingdom of God. You have every covenant promise from the Father to go forth, sell all (commit totally unto Him), and then, with all you are, reproduce in your land in which God plants you.

The Pearl of Great Price

Matthew 13:45-46 Again, the Kingdom of Heaven is like a merchant seeking beautiful pearls, who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had and bought it.

In the end, we will have a new Heaven and a new Earth, yet during our calling here, we must know the value of our seed, the very "pearl of great price," in order to step onto the land of promise and see it become our God's Kingdom, increasing and multiplying seed property. This is the covenant that indeed never stops and produces much fruit for those who know who they are in the Father's plan. You are the pearl of great price to our Father. God wants intimate relationship and fellowship with you because of His great love for us! This intimate relationship demonstrates His heart to increase His Kingdom through His own "priceless" children.

You are His creation, and His Word within you will never end but will succeed (success-seed), accomplishing all God said it will accomplish! Keep taking the authority given to you by God to take your fields, purchasing those with the most costly gift ever, Jesus, and you will be taking dominion now and ushering in the culture of Heaven on earth now! Receive the awesome, God-created, "Pearl of Great Price" title deed completion and revelation of buried treasure in 2012! Now is your time! This is your year of great favor!

Always a voice for God,

John Mark & Sandy Pool
Word to the World Ministries


Sunday, February 26, 2012

What I have against the season of Lent as practiced by some:

I have been thinking about what a sin sin consciousness really is. We preach against all kinds of other stinkin thinkin, but we continue to remind people about their sin from the pulpit. YES, sin is a problem, people need to confess, repent, trust God that he made them clean, but there is a spirit about this time of the year in the Church Calender (Lent) where we can go overboard in the flesh and think it is spiritual.

Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are you now made perfect by the flesh? Gal. 3:3

Like the sweet souls who put up the little cross memorials where a loved one died along the road. Balloons, candles, pictures, flowers, notes, solar lights. You have seen them. Yet their loved one is gone. Dead. Probably better off if they knew Jesus as Lord. If not, there is nothing to this other than death consciousness. They are digging up bones. We need to see ourselves as dead to sin. Alive in Christ. Just like that person to whom the memorial was erected. We must get past this in our own lives.

In Colossians 3, Paul said “If you are risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sits on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth, for you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.”

The deception is, "If I try hard enough, find the right steps, read the right book, hear the right sermon I will conquer this thing" Some people believe this is a "normal" Christian life.

Yet at this time of year, we erect memorials to the sin we were long ago forgiven of and if we have sinned recently the divine pattern is in place, Confession, Repentance and Faith in God. Instant. No remembrance. In the eternity of God, paid for on the cross in FULL. Trust him, tear down those memorials to your sin. You are truly NEW. Nothing remains of your sin. Unless you dig it up once more.

“The Recompense Begins!” (Henry J Falcone, 2012).

Prophetic Alert 2012, 1:
Beloved of the Lord,

As I came to the office this morning praying in tongues most of the way here, the Lord dropped in my heart the word recompense. Three times He said, "recompense, recompense, recompense" in my spirit.

I usually don't generally write words of this kind. Not because I won't, but because of it is not the "type of communication" that the Lord and I have very often; so please allow the Spirit of God to test and prove these words whether they are from Him or not.

Since I heard it spoken three times within my Spirit, I pondered of what that meant. Here is what I believe I heard from the Holy Spirit. The Lord was about to bring recompense to "His bride to be who are making themselves ready for Him," "then to the Church at large", and "then to the nations of the world. I then proceeded to look up the meaning of the word and there were three distinct definitions that seem to fit each group of people.

The definition of the word recompense means :(to make amends to those who suffered loss or harm; pay or reward someone for an effort; punish or reward someone appropriately for an action according to their doings.)

The first three months of 2012 the Lord is going to begin to bring divine recompense in 3 unique ways and to three unique groups of people. The first is going to come to those "who are making themselves read as a Bride as found in Rev.19:7. (This is the church within a church, the Peter, James and Johns who were separated from the 12 to go up the mount of transfiguration." The second group would be the "church proper" "daughters of Jerusalem as in Song of Solomon. (This would be what we would call the "traditional understanding of church life, going to church, doing a ministry, etc) The third group would be for the nations of the world...

Prophetic Alert: 2012, 2:

To the "church within a church" here is what I believe the recompense will be to those who are making themselves ready. To you, beloveds, the Lord knows how much you have suffered for His name sake. He knows all the relationships that got broken. He knows all the misunderstanding you endured as being "out there," or to spiritually minded and no earthly good.

He has seen the suffering you suffered even in your own homes, the rejection, heartache, the nights that you cried yourself to sleep. He understands how "alone you have often felt" with no one really to give you comfort but the Lord Himself.

He has seen those who have turned away from the lust of things, money, nice houses to follow Him wherever He led you no matter what the cost or the price was to truly know Him.
To you the Lord is bringing the first definition of recompense: "make amends or compensate you for all that you lost unjustly." He is now going to restore to you the years the "locust" has eaten. He is going to give you beauty for ashes. He is going to bring your forth like He did Joseph who was sold to slavery by his brothers.

He is going to bring to you the things that you gave up for His name sake and have you now ready to have the true supply spiritually and naturally for the very brothers who sold you into slavery.

You are now being positioned to be part of the "great deliverer company" that God is bringing to their feet in the nations. The Lord is going to bring you much supply to your hands so you can feed your brothers. When those who opposed you had the last 7 years of plenty you had 7 years of supposed famine and suffering, but now their time of famine has come and will come upon the world, but you will have the "plenty" to feed them. God is restoring all that you lost just as He did with Joseph.

God gave Joseph recompense. He even named his first son Manassah, "The Lord caused me to forget." That is what the Lord is bring to His "own ones," His bride to be. He is bringing your Manassah, so you to will forget the years of heartache because of the goodness of the Lord.

Though your vision and promises tarried and seemed like they would never come, they are now here. Joseph was in prison one day, and the Governor of all Egypt the next, even as God had shown him in his dreams. So it will be with you.

A total place or restoration is coming beginning in the first 3 months of this year. God's favor is going to come in ways you could never believe for you.

Those who persecuted you and did harm to you will begin to see how much God truly loves you and has been working in your life. Many will repent of the cruelty that they caused you by their ignorance and hardness of the heart. Some of the relationships that can be restored will be restored.

Prophetic Alert: 2012, 3:

To the second group, "the church at large who is busy doing his works" yet not pursuing being a bride to the Lord," to you, the Lord is also bringing recompense in 2012. The Lord is going to measure back to you what you have measured to him, if it be good that you will reap good, if it be bad then you will reap the consequences of the bad that was sown. His word says, "whatsoever a man sows, that and that alone will he reap." "To whatever measure a man sows, that and that alone will be measured back to you."

If you have sown to the flesh instead of the spirit, then you will receive even more fully that what must be reaped in the flesh. If you have sown to the spirit, then you will receive even more fully that which you have sown to the spirit. These first three months are "months" of God's measurement. The time where God is trying all mans hearts and motives. It is time where you will be allowed to decide "who is on the Lords' side?"

If you placed the love of money before God, then you will reap and receive recompense accordingly. God spoke of Israel after they asked for meat and weren't satisfied with the manna, "he sent leanness into their souls." This means their ability to know God was diminished. God must honor his word and be just in doing so.

So if you have sown to the flesh and made this world your desire instead of the Kingdom of God, He has no choice but to reward you accordingly. If you don't repent you will see the love for God in you become lean.

Because of this choice, many in the "great body" love for God and one another truly begins to "wax cold" as the word of God says it would. You will see many begin to desert the Lord who they should have remained loyal to. Because of the hardness of their hearts to know Him and His ways, they will begin to speak against the God they said they loved. You will begin to see even more clearly that many "will have a form of godliness, but will deny the power there of."

Yet in the midst of this recompense there is still an opportunity to repent and turn around. As some will begin to say, "What have I done?" What is my life really about?" "Why am I reaping all these things in my life?" They will turn and repent and join the first group and will begin to receive that "definition" of recompense.

To the last group which represents the nations of the world, those who don't know the Lord, God will bring the third recompense to begin manifesting more in the world. More calamities are coming. There will be many more major earthquakes, droughts and flooding.
There will even be new atmospheric conditions that are going to arise in air quality making it harder to breath clean air, and there will be a great shaking in many nations financially that will begin to leave many wondering if the end has come.

Prophetic Alert: 2012, 4:

But not yet, the birth pains are not fully developed yet before the end is to come. Recompense is going to come to nations that oppose God, His will and who oppose Israel. It looks like they now are gaining the upper hand, but God is about to blow on their "man made and demonic intentions."

Some nations are truly going to return to the Lord in earnest... Other nations are going to be known as "godless nations, and others as "God fearing nations." Their God will be the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob through our Lord Jesus Christ. Some nations will receive recompense because of the prayers that have gone up to God. God has heard them and a great outpouring of the Holy Spirit will come to those nations as they have prayed for it.

Other nations have done all they can to remove the "TRUE GOD" from their midst, even to purge out any traces of the "True God" to have their "own god" will experience shaking and great tribulations. These nations will face famine, civil wars, and outbreaks of sickness like never seen before, they will face difficulties that would begin to be known as the judgments of God in their midst.

Their wickedness has reached heaven and is now about full and God is going to bring the recompense to these godless nations. Some in those nations will turn to God find the TRUE GOD, THE IAM THAT IAM. Some will receive visitations and appearing of the Lord in open visions and dreams to gather the remnant in those nations, but the nation itself will be known as "against God" and not "for God. "

This recompense will begin in 2012 in earnest and may continue longer as needed by the Lord. It is going to separate the chaff from the wheat, the fat sheep from the lean sheep, the Truth from the Lie, the Holy from the profane, and it does begin in God's house. Those who have sown to the good and have tried to find the Lord will find Him in this time. God will recompense them according to their hearts desires.

God is going to begin to give people over to their true hearts desires whether to good or to evil. Psalm 81: 8-12 will be the measuring stick of the Lord, "He is going to use in the nations.

8Hear, O My people, and I will admonish you--O Israel, if you would listen to Me! 9There shall no strange god be among you, neither shall you worship any alien god.
10I am the Lord your God, Who brought you up out of the land of Egypt. Open your mouth wide and I will fill it. 11But My people would not hearken to My voice, and Israel would have none of Me.

12So I gave them up to their own hearts' lust and let them go after their own stubborn will, that they might follow their own counsels.

This is the "recompense" that is about to truly be seen in 2012 in an even more fuller way. It has already been delivered in seed form, but now the true nature of all things is about to revealed. The day of fire has come to test and critically appraise all things as they really are.

Prophetic Alert: 2012, 5:

So there are three types or recompenses to come:
1. To His "Bride to be" it will be a restoration and a bringing forth of the fullness of the Lord to their lives. What was done in secret will be revealed. A divine placement has been given like Joseph to be ready to care for their brothers and sisters who may have sold them into slavery. God is going to restore the years of suffering to bring forth the years of plenty in your lives.

2. To the "church at large." God is going to recompense according to what you have sown. If you have lived your lives mostly to sow to your fleshly need and desires, then you are going to reap from that same fleshly desires that could even produce a leanness in your souls. There will be a time to repent and turn to God, yet also a time of true reaping of what was sown either for good or for evil.

The Lord will allow you to taste what it means to truly have what you wanted apart from God. This will cause a part of the Body of Christ to truly repent and turn to the lord. It will cause another part of the Body love to wax cold and have a form of godliness and deny the power there of.

Then another part of the Body will begin to desert the Lord that they should have trusted and turn away from them because of the hardships they will face. They will actually blame the Lord as the cause of their problems instead of the sin that they never removed from their hearts.

3. The Last group will be the very nations of the world. God is giving each nation a choice to become a God fearing nation under His power and authority, or a "godless nation" under the full power of the god of this world. In those nations God will bring true recompense and punishment for rejecting Him, yet even in those nations a remnant will turn to find the Lord. God is going to give to each one the beginning of that recompense as the definition says, "punish or reward someone for their actions."

The first three months of the year 2012 you will begin to see these things come to pass in a way that are unmistakable and undeniable that God is truly in our midst and in the affairs of all mankind.

This word is submitted to the Holy Spirit to discern in you on whether this is a Word from the Lord or not. The Bible says, that the "natural man can never understand the "spiritual things of God, because the Spirit of God is not in him. Spiritual things must be discerned by spiritual people who have been Born Again and filled with the Holy Spirit of God.

This is the second Word from the Lord that God has given me for 2012. The first was to His Bride, and this second is to every person, every tribe and nation and His church. Pray over this and allow the Holy Spirit to speak to you concerning these things.

God Bless You all in 2012!
Henry J Falcone, 2012

Saturday, February 25, 2012

You cannot come into your Destiny in God unless you come to HATE your Culture

I heard a word from the Lord the other day. I have been pondering how to share it. Here's what HE said (in my inner man),
"You have allowed the world to mold you, you are a product of your culture, not mine. I recreated you to be formed into my image, not the one you cling to. Shed your culture, shed your old ways, free yourself from the world, the flesh and sin. The culture you honor is the one to which you will be conformed. I have a better plan for you; Transformation in the image....of ME."
It wasn't rebuke. It was encouragement to examine myself and to put off the old for the new. This is a process I have been in for a very long time.

Yet, I have to admit, my cultural roots have potholes, dangers and traps that if I allow them to manifest above the culture of the new creation I was destined to be transformed into, I will never reach the destiny HE planned for me when he redeemed me.

I am culturally northern European, German and Norwegian. I speak pretty good German, and almost no Norwegian. I am white as white can be. I love the culture of my ancestors. I have read, studied, learned from and honored the Germanic heritage I enjoyed when I lived there. Spent more time in Museums, Churches and old castles than you can imagine. I have a family tree (Stambuch) that goes back to the middle 1200s in Estonia (Then a German outpost). The LUTHERAN church my family built 100 years after the reformation (late 1500s) still stands in the little town of Naugard in what was then Pommerania Germany, now Poland. The Pommeranian Christians adopted Luther's teachings more quickly than much of the rest of Germany. I have photos of this. This is a lot of history, culturally and spiritually.

The Farms from my mothers side in Fatland Norway still stand. I have relatives there to this day. My Grandmother came to the USA in the 1900s at the age of 13. One of my distant Norwegian relatives was the Violinist Ole Bull. Looking at his picture reminds me of this connection even to this day.

I can trace back my ancestry even for the last two centuries precisely. I know who I am. I know what my history is. That should make me stronger, right? My family name is a big deal.

Yet in all this there is a trap. I have been informed by my culture who I am supposed to be in the culture (the world), not in Christ. The two are in opposition to one another.

My eyes were opened to this truth last week, my culture can become my enemy. I began to see that it's true for every culture, every historical paradigm, every root. They are good to know so we can be effective in rejecting the chains that bind us to a past that would keep us from our destiny. What we came from can hold us there.

Hispanics have cultural things that keep them in bondage. I work with them. They are great people, but until they are set free from the cultural inhibitions of who they think they are and should be, they cannot reach their potential.

I worked for a while in Japan. Japan has been hard for the Gospel to invade. The issue is the Culture. They are steeped in a cultural framework, much of it good, that makes become a new creation difficult.

Europe is a dead pool spiritually, mostly because of a culture.

Arab cultures informed by the Muslim religion is very hard to break out of. Almost impossible.

In African countries, there IS a willingness to break free from a destructive culture in many cases and the complete changes that take place in people's lives is remarkable.

In China because much of their culture was destroyed in the cultural revolution, the ability to come out into the newness of Christ is easier it seems.

This is much less the case in the USA. The African American, the Black Culture, which has much good about it, has also cultural presses, cultural molds that if as a black man or woman you break out, as you are conformed to the image of Christ, you can find the divergence difficult. The peer pressure will be too much to take. For that reason, changing the culture in the black community has been less than a successful venture. Those things destructive in the culture seem to persist more than they should.

What I find interesting is, I have come to embrace much of what I see and hear as I spend more and more time in the culture. I have come to love Gospel music. I find much else not very uplifting. I love the purity and depth of good preaching and teaching such as I hear from many of my Apostolic friends and associates. I don't hear much of that in the Churches I frequent less and less. I love the LOVE of the people. Accepting. There is much in this that is culturally different from my roots, it IS conformed to the image of Jesus. In my vision, this is what it must have been like to be among the 5000 hearing Jesus speak and engaging in whatever worship existed. Pure. Love. Truth.

YET, the cultural bias that comes with this has the potential to mold people in ways that only perpetuate a lifestyle that destroys it's destiny.

Here's what I believe the Lord is saying in all this. We must come to HATE our culture. Turn our backs on our culture. Not to embrace another worldly culture (which I am in danger of doing) but to press toward our high calling, to come out from among them, to become a holy people, a Royal priesthood, peculiar to the world (culture).

I know who I am, I know where I came from. I don't know if I am wise enough to know what to embrace or reject from those cultural roots. I don't know if anyone is. We must learn to hate that which we think is our culture and become HIM.

Anything less is double-minded. OR as John Eckhardt would call it--- Schizophrenic .

Come out from among them..that is your culture.

Kim Clement: This is the Year of the Youth

Kim ClementThroughout Biblical history you will see that God used young people, even children, especially when adults became spiritually redundant and the only progress was to recreate history, or "bring back those good old days." Looking back has its rewards but unfortunately creates feelings of nostalgia and morbidity.

Imagine that you are driving a car up a hill... what happens to the car if you stop halfway up the hill and put the car in neutral? You slide back down the hill, erasing all your progress. No matter how many times you re-run this routine, you get the same result. What it means to be neutral, instead of engaging, is that you either stay in one place or you begin to slide down backwards, in this instance. In order to create a future for yourself and your children, you have to engage, and at times make war in times of peace. In other words, when things are stagnant and there is no progress in sight, someone has to complain and disrupt the mundane with a challenge.

A story that comes to mind from the Bible is the story of the king of Israel who was besieged by Samaria. They were eating the bare minimum, stuck behind walls and in a grip of stagnation. Anything that is stagnant contains death. Elisha the prophet disrupts their stagnancy with a word of hope and life. He claims that they will have an economic revival and breakthrough within 24 hours. This word not only receives criticism, but also a sarcastic remark from a top authority figure.

Nevertheless, someone had to respond, and it took four lepers outside of the gates of the city to decide that enough was enough, and if the prophet said it, let's move toward the promise. They walked toward the camp of the very enemy who was surrounding the Israelites, and as they got there they found that there was an empty camp with food, supplies and riches. The rest is wonderful history. You can't change your present by neutrality, and certainly not stagnancy.

You have to be dissatisfied with your present conditions, surroundings and supply of joy, peace, happiness, etc. before you will really look forward.

So inevitably, God will allow things to run their course and people will become dissatisfied. Suddenly what was once exciting, fresh and tantalizing is now boring and repetitious. You are dull and the self-environment is uninteresting, dim and blunt. You can either sit and complain for as long as you can, or you can CHANGE IT.

Make war with repetition, be at odds with dullness, spit out lukewarm-ness and start a fight with blah, blah, blah. You weren't born to be satisfied with "just enough" to keep you going. Once you've tasted of the better that is to come, YOU NEVER WANT TO GO BACK.

Imagine driving a car forward, while looking in the mirror, hoping that what is behind you will assist your progress.

Positive Velocity

If the velocity of the past is negative, then what you will experience is deceleration – something a young person does not want to experience. Retirement is not in the mind of a young person. They are constantly looking for the fruit of HOPE, in order to be nourished by it, not the seeds of fruit that have been consumed. They want to experience for themselves that they may also observe the invisible, and in so doing begin to create the image (armor, suit of clothing) that fits their makeup and personality.

King Saul of the Bible, the strong, tall adult king of Israel, stood in amazement as David, a young shepherd boy, used a simple stone and sling to destroy Israel's greatest enemy – a Philistine giant named Goliath. Prior to that happening, King Saul had commanded that his suit of armor be placed onto David, but David could not fit it onto his body. It wasn't suitable for this rugged young boy. Saul had lost the prophetic edge being rejected by Samuel the prophet, and therefore a young person had to use his childlike faith to bring excitement and morale back into the nation of Israel.


The story of Samuel is as fascinating. He was born during a time of acute spiritual famine and corruption. Eli, the high priest of the day, had lost all connection with God and his entire household was corrupt, causing the people of Israel to sin in the temple and at the altar. The Word of God even says that "there was no open vision" in Israel due to this. Samuel, as a young boy, ministered to the Lord in the presence of Eli, and during that time, the Heaven opened up and God's voice was once again heard clearly. While Samuel lay sleeping in the temple in the presence of Eli, God spoke to him and called his name, "Samuel!" Samuel thought that it was Eli calling him so he ran to Eli and inquired what he wanted. Eli said, "GO BACK to sleep." It's amazing how dull and dim-sighted a religious spirit makes men. Eventually, when Samuel did hear God's voice, what he heard was shocking. God basically informed Samuel, the young boy, that He was going to destroy Eli and his family in order to bring an end to the stagnancy and the spiritual lack in Israel.

You have to destroy every present hindrance before you can move to your next level.

I want to give you a task to do:

Take a pen and write down every hindrance that you can see is stopping you from moving to your next level of freedom, liberty and happiness.

Spirit of Daniel

As prophesied at the beginning of the year, this is the "Year of the Youth," and the year for us to conquer our mountain. Many mountains were conquered because of youth. The mountain of religious corruption and stagnation was conquered by Samuel, in the presence of the corruption – the high priest Eli. The mountain of manipulation, intimidation and fear was conquered by young David in the presence of Goliath and King Saul. The mountain of slavery and bondage was conquered by young Daniel in the presence of the King of Babylon, as Daniel stood surrounded by hungry lions and courageously survived.

The list goes on and on. But what is important for us to understand is that if God revealed to us that He is about to cast a mantle upon the youth, then we must suppose without a doubt that there is deliverance from a certain corruption, stagnation, religious witchcraft and the grip that humanity has found itself in at this present time. We are about to conquer many mountains. What is the mountain that you wish to conquer?

This is your year to do it and this is your time.

Kim Clement
Prophetic Image Expressions


Friday, February 24, 2012

Jesus IS the Presence of God by Jeffrey Stewart

Is 7:14 “Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.”

Matt 1:23 “The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel”–which means, “God with us.”

Immanuel means “God is with us” (Is 7:14)

Immanuel means the Presence of God

Jesus IS the Presence of God

Heaven is Heaven because of My Presence

Heaven is Heaven because of My Son Jesus

Heaven is full of Love, Life, Light, Joy, and Peace, because of My Presence. Jesus is the Love, Life, Light, Joy, and Peace of Heaven

My Presence lives WITHIN YOU

Everything that makes Heaven Heaven lives in your heart, right now

You are the Light of the World because the Light of Heaven, Me, resides within YOU

You are to be Heaven made visible in the earth realm

Heaven becomes visible in you when My Son becomes visible in you

My Son is My Word

As you fill your hearts with My Word by saying it, My Son Jesus becomes more and more visible in your life

What is invisible in your heart becomes visible on your face

What is invisible in your heart becomes audible in your voice

People will begin to see and hear Heaven in you more and more, as you fill your hearts with My Word

My Presence will go wherever you go

There are no sick in Heaven because My Presence is there

In MY Presence, no sickness can stand

You saw My Presence walk the shores of the Galilee in the Gospels. No sick person who came to My Son left sick

In My Presence, no darkness can stand

The enemy cannot abide in Heaven, because My Presence is there

As you fill your hearts with My Word, My Presence in your life will grow to the point that the enemy will flee before you. This is because the enemy cannot abide Heaven, and Heaven will radiate from your heart wherever you go

In My Presence death cannot stand

My Presence showed up at Lazarus’s tomb, and the dead came forth alive

Where you go, My Presence goes

The same one who raised Lazarus from the dead, lives in your heart

Everything Jesus did in the Gospels, He can do, through you

The same one who did all the miracles in the Gospels, lives in you right now

Meditate on that. Renew your mind to that fact

The one who replaced missing limbs, lives in you, now

The one who raised someone dead for four days from the dead, lives in you, now

The one who calmed the storm, lives in you, now

Your creator, for whom NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE, lives in you now

No longer look at YOUR LIMITATIONS when it comes to ministry

The LIMITLESS ONE lives in you, now

Not only does the One who stopped the Sun in the sky in Joshua live in you, the One who MADE the Sun, lives in you

Meditate on that. Let your mind be renewed

There is NO LIMIT to what I can do through any of My Children. This is because I LIVE IN ALL OF MY CHILDREN

Let your mind be renewed to that. Set aside the lies of religion, and step into the reality of what it means to be My Child

Walk in EVERYTHING My Son purchased for you on the Cross

Go forth and change the world in Jesus Name

Bob and Bonnie Jones: Stop, Look, and Listen!

Returning Glory

Warning to the Church: We need to keep our focus on Christ and be led by the Holy Spirit of Truth. We cannot just run after teaching, we must focus on the Teacher.

In a vision I saw a little boy break free from his father's hand and run across the street without looking. What he saw on the other side of the street got his attention and he just went for it. Across the street was a big desk and office chair placed at the curb, as if it was discarded and waiting for trash pick-up.

The boy, being young and immature, had his eyes on an empty hope and lost focus of what is important. I felt this was a warning to the Church. We need to keep our focus on Christ and be led by the Holy Spirit of Truth. We cannot continue to run after teaching; we must focus on the Teacher. We must simply Stop, Look and Listen!

One of the first safety rules children are taught when they are very young is to stop, look and listen. Once this simple children's poem is learned, it serves as a guide the remainder of their life.

Stop, look and listen
Before you cross the street.
First use your eyes,
Then use your ears,
Before you use your feet.

STOP! I believe God is calling us to halt from our labors, rest in Him and be led by the Holy Spirit of Truth. We are called to live by faith in Him and lean not on our own understanding. We have been motivated by our soul instead of being led by our spirit in oneness with the Holy Spirit.

LOOK! We must perceive with attention what the Holy Spirit is doing by keeping our gaze upon Him at all times. In doing so we will stay on the right path and be prepared for what the Holy Spirit is saying as we wait expectantly.

LISTEN! When we rest from our labors and set our gaze upon Him, then we are prepared to receive what the Holy Spirit is saying. As we hear the voice of God we will be motivated by love to step out in faith and obedience.

Teaching is great because we need to be taught by the Bible, but the Body of Christ must move beyond the teaching of the Word into an experience with the living God. We will only achieve this by coming to the end of our works and resting in Him. We must keep our gaze upon Him and wait expectantly for His direction. We cannot afford to be distracted by things that "look good to our flesh." If we lose our focus we will be blindsided.

"THEREFORE let us go on and get past the elementary stage in the teachings and doctrine of Christ (the Messiah), advancing steadily toward the completeness and perfection that belong to spiritual maturity. Let us not again be laying the foundation of repentance and abandonment of dead works (dead formalism) and of the faith [by which you turned] to God." Hebrews 6:1, Amplified

End of the Degree and Beginning of the Decree!

In this season, as we mature into the sons and daughters of God, we move from death of the old way into the new life. It's a new beginning. It's the end of our soul being in control of our life and the beginning of the spirit-man taking over our mind, will and emotions.

The Body of Christ is coming to the end of the degree and beginning to decree a new thing! Because the soul has been in control, the Church has operated with a degree mentality. Degrees are awarded for completing a course of study such as college or seminary. Simply stated, it is a commendation given for works of the flesh or soul. It has mind power but no spirit. But in this day the Body is moving into the DECREE.

"You shall also decide and decree a thing, and it shall be established for you; and the light [of God's favor] shall shine upon your ways." Job 22:28, Amplified

Decrees are a legal and binding command. They are decisions made with authority. When the Spirit of Truth leads us, we will have the momentum of the Holy Spirit and those things we decree in agreement with Him shall be established.

"Therefore, brethren, we are debtors – not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. For if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God."
Romans 8:12-14

Bob and Bonnie Jones
The Prophetic Ministry of Bob and Bonnie Jones

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

I have had an experience very much like this....have you?

A friend of mine sent this to me via facebook. I have met Thurmond. His reaction in this story is radical. He lives in an amazing part of the World, Western North Carolina. What is interesting to me about this is when I read it, it didn't seem unusual. I have had just such an experience. Just such a reaction. I know this seems out there, but if you live spiritually where Thurmond, I and millions of others do...this isn't that unusual at all. It's the Spirit of God in control.

From Thurmond:

I am asking for your help on something - Thurmond Duke

Dear Friends....and ANYONE who happens to read this....

Years ago, I went up an old hiking trail not shown on modern maps. It was one of the best hikes of my life. The perfect day, the right time of year, and I was reveling in the wonder of God's mountains and His creation. The mountain laurel was in full bloom. In one place it was growing on both sides of the trail and had arched over the trail making a canopy of blossoms beside me and over me; it was incredibly fragrant and uncommonly beautiful. I came to a place near the ridgeline where I could tell that by going to the edge there would be a spectacular view. I walked out to a rock outcropping, camera ready, and my heart fell into my boots. I could see across a wide, long expanse of valley to the next ridgeline which the eye could follow for at least a couple of miles. What I saw was not the glory of God's creation, but the rape of God's creation. A huge portion of it had been raped by clearcutting. An entire forest had been totally removed. From the valley floor to the top of the mountain there was nothing left but barren earth.

I stood there in disbelief; my spirit felt grief for the life that was gone from the mountain. I know the wags will be thinking to themselves, yeah, TD, you quieted into silence? Nah, never happen. But I had no words, no thoughts, that could express my grief.

This is something that I have shared with but one or two people, but after a few minutes the Spirit began to rise in me, and I began to speak in my "prayer language." At first it was just a quiet flow, but it began to rise in intensity. Then it became forceful...and loud...and I was, I am convinced, prophecying and speaking to the mountains. At one point I began to hold my hiking staff over my head while literally shouting the words to the hills; this lasted for ten or fifteen minutes, and then it began to end as quietly as it began. I had never experienced anything like that before, nor have I since.

I have never shared the story because the few I have shared it with just looked at me like I was some wierd creature from another planet, but it has become one of the most unforgettable experiences of my life.

I tell it now because in a few weeks, barring some unforseen change, I shall be beginning a few months on the Appalachian Trail. People who do this usually take a trail name. I’ve been trying to think of one for me, doing nothing but drawing blanks. Then I thought of that time, and thought maybe Speaks to Mountains would suit me, but I wonder if it doesn’t sound a little hokey and contrived, plus I don’t want to have to explain why I chose it to those who ask, most of whom will be unbelievers. I seriously don’t want to be immediately written off as ‘one of those weird people’ and lose all opportunity to be used of the Lord to touch the lives with which I come in contact.

So I am asking my friends for help. Is it hokey and I should keep trying, or not? Or maybe you have an idea or a different name for me to consider. I would love your input, your suggestions and your help. Please feel free to weigh in asap.



Catherine Brown: The Multiplication Anointing

Catherine BrownAnd so the people were restrained from bringing more, because what they already had was more than enough to do all the work. Exodus 36:7

In outworking global missions I have learned that God provides for everything He commissions. The principle of getting in the flow of God's eternal provision by faith is a key to unlocking the Father's unlimited resource and funding for Kingdom vision. Flow is about understanding and entering in to the faithfulness of God in the reality of our covenant relationship with Him. Christian leaders are appointed as stewards of Heaven's resource, and so I believe it is essential that we enter into a fresh understanding and experience of the miracle of multiplication in our ministries so that we may be instrumental in releasing transformational blessing to the nations.

God has been speaking to me recently about His desire to release the Church into a new level of miracle multiplication anointing, i.e. a season of supernatural "suddenly," acceleration and increase.

It is has been my personal experience that God has a simple "formula" for such an outpouring which has been:

Great need x great faith x sacrificial giving x prayer x God's love = miracle of multiplication!

Multiplication of Time

The multiplication anointing operates in the realm of the miraculous, outside of the confines of physics, time and space. It is the realm of the impossible made possible by God's grace, love, power and authority.

I have experienced God "stretching" time on one occasion. I had been ministering in the Central belt of Scotland some one hour and 40 minute drive from my home. I had been delayed and consequently left the meeting extremely late. I had needed to leave on time since I had to pick up my youngest son from school that day. Driving home I prayed and asked the Lord to redeem the lost minutes and to multiply my time back to me. It is physically impossible for the drive to take less than one hour and 20 minutes in good traffic conditions, but despite this I arrived in my home town just 50 minutes after I left the Central belt (in fact I was five minutes early for school). I had sown time into the Kingdom and my harvest was a multiplication of the resource of my time back to me. I had honoured the Lord and fulfilled my apostolic assignment, and God graciously met me in my need as a mother to pick up my son.

To say that leaders are busy people is the understatement of the year. Therefore, I believe it is important that we exercise faith in the arena of multiplication of our time. In this season of miracle outflow and increase, may God grant us a harvest in our time resource and time management for His glory!

Multiplication in Healing

The multiplication anointing is catalytic in releasing the creative power of God. This is why a roomful of people can suddenly experience being healed simultaneously, rather than just one at a time. When Jesus heals one by one it is still glorious, but this is more like "addition" than "multiplication." It has been my profound privilege to have been ministering in meetings in different continents whereby the miracle working power of God has flowed in multiplication and we have corporately and simultaneously witnessed bones being healed, people being delivered and diseases being healed and swept away in the flood of God's love. We honour the Holy Spirit as the means by which such miracles occur.

We may refer to this as spiritual multiplication in the realm of healing. Apostles move in signs, wonders and miracles by the grace of God. The healing anointing is also freely available in Christ to every Believer, and evidenced in miracles and healings in many evangelistic meetings and contexts. It is my humble conviction that there is a greater realm of multiplication of miracles we may access by faith in the name of Jesus in these days. God is calling us to come up higher so that we have access by faith to unlimited healing and creative miracles in the name of Jesus – for the furtherance of His Kingdom here on earth. May God use apostolic leaders from all over the world to pioneer into new realms of releasing healing blessings to the Church and to the lost, and may His name be lifted up in praise by every tongue and every tribe as millions come to know His saving grace.

Multiplication of Physical Resource

In Exodus 35 and 36 we read how the people of Israel brought their skills, resources and talents to Bezalel and Oholiab for the materials for the construction of the Tabernacle. Bezalel and Oholiab were filled with the Spirit of God and had been given skill, ability and knowledge in all kinds of crafts. God had also imparted to them the ability to teach others. Under Moses' leadership they were able to call the Israelites to partner with them in God's vision of a beautiful Tabernacle on earth which He would graciously bless with His presence. The people gave so much to God's vision that Moses had to restrain them from bringing more "because what they already had was more than enough to do all the work."

I have been privileged to witness God outwork this principle of faith multiplication in resource many times during the fulfilment of the various global ministry assignments in which God has graced me to serve Him. Truly, when we bring what we have in our hearts and in our hands and give it as a love offering to God, He multiplies it for His glory. Apostles are anointed by the Holy Spirit to catalyse spiritual gifts in others. Apostolic multiplication anointing is a blessing to be shared with the Body of Christ.

One Million Hours of Praise was a global assignment I was privileged to lead, which lasted just under three years from conception to completion. It involved the mobilisation of thousands of people in more than sixty nations. It included a huge army of volunteer team members and praise partners throughout the world. Furthermore, it raised up a prayer movement of hundreds and required a huge amount of media exposure to keep the vision momentum moving. The list of all that was required to maintain the vision through to completion was enormous, but God did all of this and more.

God provided for the vision of MHOP in a number of different ways including:

1. The Lord sent people with skill and similar heart to partner with me in the vision.
2. He provided the raw materials/resources that were needed.
3. He gave me strategy to cast the vision and favour with media, hence increasing the networking opportunity to connect with potential partners.
4. He provided financial gifts from time to time through ministry donations/partners.
5. He gave me increased faith to pray for every need to be met in His goodness.

Every time we had a need, I found myself on my knees praying with fervent faith, and many times necessary breakthrough came when I released a sacrifice of praise/prayer to the Lord. I quickly grasped that I didn't have to pray for money; all I had to do was pray for God's miracle-working flow of goodness to provide for the need and God came through in wonder-working ways every single time. Our final budget on paper showed that we had spent the ludicrously low amount of £1,623.74 (approx $2,546 in U.S. dollars) to execute the vision from beginning to end! The reason the figure was so low was because the people of God all over the world who were our partners sowed sacrificially and generously, giving of their time and talents just as the Israelites had done in their day, and there was more than enough. All leaders have a responsibility before God to love, pray and invest in their team and partners. When apostolic leaders experience blessing and breakthrough, those with whom they partner with partake in the synergy of blessing from Abba Father, too.

In the last few years, I have been surprised by grace and elated to witness the Lord multiply money in my hands several times and in numerous currencies, including Euros, pounds Sterling and Kenyan shillings. On one of these occasions the multiplication happened in a foreign exchange bureaux in Kampala. The Holy Spirit instructed me to count the money (pounds sterling) and it multiplied as I counted it. Full of joy, I handed the money to my young aide Rachel and asked her to count it again. I told her the Lord had just multiplied it in my hands and instructed her how much was there. When she counted the money, it multiplied again in her hands. This is an important aspect of multiplication – it just keeps multiplying because we keep on giving! When we receive a blessing, it is multiplied as increased blessing when we give it away. Multiplication causes a continuous flow of blessing!

This money was exchanged in Ugandan shillings and was (in part) sown into a ministry in Masaka, Uganda. The miracle seed was shared with an apostle who had come close to giving up on ministry. He was so weary when we met him, but it was our privilege to wash his feet with prayer and words of apostolic encouragement. I sowed in love, sharing that Jesus was giving him miracle seed, and I prayed for increase and acceleration and apostolic blessing. Within two days the man was gifted a new car, and by the end of one week he had established a wonderful Bible School. He now invests in other leaders to raise them up as sons and daughters of God, and the man of God, the Bible school and the students are flourishing. God took the blessing and made it to be an even bigger blessing that produced both physical and spiritual resource. Multiplication brings the life of Christ into situations and releases testimony of God's goodness and miracle working power.

Multiplication of Spiritual Resource

Apostle Paul longed to visit the Church in Rome so that he might impart some spiritual gift to them. God still uses apostolic leaders today to take the Church to the next level in her ability to lay foundations, build and advance God's Kingdom on the earth. Apostolic leaders are mobilisers who are entrusted by God with divine blueprints to build the Kingdom.

I am delighted to say that One Million Hours of Praise reached and surpassed its target in 2005, and since 2007 I have had the privilege of spearheading a new global initiative, GGM 7 Million Souls, working with partners from all around the world. One of the greatest treasures in my role as the overseeing apostolic leader is to serve the wonderful men and women of God who partner with us to reach the nations and make disciples. My heart is to invest in the emerging generation of leaders, especially young leaders, and help them to reach their full potential in Christ. To raise up spiritual sons and daughters is one of the most precious aspects of apostolic ministry. Although I recognise that programmes have their place in the strategic outworking of vision and ministry in the Kingdom of God, I believe that people and relationships are much more important to Jesus than programmes.

I am compelled by Christ's love to continue to nurture others as I read Charles H. Spurgeon's words, "To do the Lord's work must be as necessary as food to us. His Father's work is that in which we also are engaged, and we cannot do better than imitate our Lord. Tell me, then, how Jesus set about it. Did He set about it by arranging to build a huge Tabernacle, or by organising a monster Conference, or by publishing a great book, or by sounding a trumpet before Him in any other form? Did He aim at something great, and altogether out of the common line of service? Did He bid high for popularity, and wear Himself out by an exhausting sensationalism? No; He called disciples to Him one by one, and instructed each one with patient care."

I ask God to bless each one of you in whatever field of ministry and capacity He has called you and graced you to serve Him. May we each walk in increased intimacy with Christ and with each other and release His fragrance in the nations, and may God multiply His grace and glory in, to and through us for Christ and His Kingdom.

Part of this article has been adapted from Catherine book, Kingdom Building – Realising Vision and Developing Leaders.

Catherine Brown
Founder/Director, Gatekeepers Global Ministries
Co-Founder, Scottish Apostolic Networking Enterprise


Monday, February 20, 2012

Doug Addison: The Season for the Reason We Were Created

Doug AddisonBreakthrough for Your Destiny Has Been Released from Heaven

Ever feel like you are on the verge of breakthrough, but there is no evidence of it actually happening? When we feel this way, it is because something has already happened in the spiritual realm that is setting up all your needed changes. Similarly, when Daniel got a strategy from God and took some steps to walk it out, it took 21 days for the angel to get to him (see Daniel 10).

We are in a time right now where we need to stand while expectantly waiting and battling the attack of discouragement, because God is bringing new things into place. Your breakthrough is already accomplished and has been released from Heaven, so you can now watch as it is revealed on earth. Remember from Daniel 10:13 that from the time things get released from Heaven until they actually get to us, there can be significant, time-consuming warfare.

Transport to Your Destiny's New Season

Last year God showed me that we are all going through a time where angels are being assigned to each of us that will allow us to operate at a higher level than we have before. On January 10, 2012 at 4:45am, I was awakened by the presence of God and an angel was standing in my bedroom. It was unlike any other angel I have encountered. I immediately knew in my spirit that the angel is called Safe Passage and has been assigned to guide me into some new opportunities.

Since then, this angel comes and just stands in my bedroom at 4:45am, and I have noticed significant new connections and opportunities happen that day. We have uncharted waters ahead of us to navigate, but God has given us all the provision that is needed to get safely to the other side. Whether you see them or not, many people are getting these new angelic assignments right now, even as you read these words.

Ticket to Your Destiny's New Season

This is a time that God is revealing to you the reason you were created. The very areas that satan has been attacking are the areas of your strength as you enter this new season. If you have paid a price and kept going, God is giving you a ticket to the next stop in your destiny. There is a short climb to the next place of rest and refreshment, where God will bring healing to the wounds the enemy has inflicted over the past few years.

Shift in the Spiritual Realm

I was awakened at 3:45am on February 1, 2012 and God spoke to me that the months numbered 3, 4, and 5 will be very significant. March, April and May constitute a time of new connections for the next steps in your destiny, no matter how small they may appear to be. As this shift occurs, it will continue to be challenging and there will be what appears to be resistance. Do not stop, but push through the times of discouragement and sidetracks that appear in front of you. Your enemy will flee more easily than before if you keep going.

Check What God was Saying Nine Months Ago

Right now God is bringing about prophetic words, promises and dreams that we received last April/May, confirming your steps. God spoke to me that May 2011 was the start of something new that is now being "birthed," so to speak, nine months later (February and March 2012). I checked my journal and, sure enough, I began receiving a lot of revelation last May and I have had some major visitations and spiritual experiences since then.

Plan of the Enemy Right Now

I saw five plans being released from darkness upon people who are pursuing God's destiny for their lives. They are to (1) get you discouraged, (2) make you think you messed up or missed it, (3) get you sidetracked and frustrated, and (4) get you stressed out, stealing your peace. It is as if the enemy is lighting brushfires to distract and try to blind you. It is all temporary and a smokescreen. In just a short distance ahead there will be a season of clarity.

The fifth plan is to get Christians to continually accuse one another. Accusations and negative talk will quickly slow down your process of promotion. There are more verses in the Bible about not judging others than there are about what many would consider major sins. See, for example, Matthew 7:1-5, James 4:11-12, and John 8:7, to name a few. Jesus said to bless those who curse you. Find ways to let go of your differences and bless the person instead. It will change the situation around for good.

The Old Ways of Doing Things Need to Die

We are in a time of a major paradigm shift in the way we do ministry if we want to be effective. Christianity at large has lost its effectiveness and has settled for church programs that have derailed the radical movement God has in mind for us. What does that mean? Be willing to try something different, keeping in mind what God has already told you to do – you are partnering with a creative God!

On January 1, 2012, I had a prophetic dream that a new upgraded worldwide operating system was being released. God is releasing new creative ways to operate in the Kingdom. To get to the new we must let the old ways die.

Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. John 12:24

Movement Outside the Camp

God longs to draw the world to His love, acceptance and power. We can no longer stand back and insist that people repent and come to Jesus. We must become God's loving representatives on earth to people in need. Remember that this year God is releasing a "new way to operate." There are masses of people who have been wounded by Christianity. We are going to see mini-revivals and moves of God begin to spring up in the springtime.

We are going to see God begin to draw in spiritual outcasts, that is, those that have been looked down upon or overlooked by Christians are going to start experiencing new life. This new movement will spill over into the business world as a new type of business ministry is revealed. This will look a bit messy but the end result will be amazing.

Ask God to remind you of what He said last year, and to stir your heart to be tender toward those who have hurt, disappointed, and even abandoned you, especially other Believers. A wounded heart is a distracted heart, and now is the time to watch and wait for what God has released for us.


Doug Addison
InLight Connection


It's time to turn our backs on what is destroying us

Too Long have we allowed the fallow hard ground to remain unbroken. It's time to break it up. Stop sowing good seed into thorns. Let's circumcise our hearts. Let the Lord burn the evil out from among us. Sow Righteousness. We have plowed iniquity too long and as a result reaped injustice. We have eaten the fruit of the lies we believe. ...Start eating truth. The injustice against us comes because we have invited it. Hear the Word of the Lord, apply it to your heart today. The fallow ground needs breaking up before you can reap a harvest. I have seen too many sow seeds onto pavement and wonder why there is no harvest.

Jeremiah 4:
“Break up your fallow ground,
and sow not among thorns.
4 Circumcise yourselves to the Lord;
remove the foreskin of your hearts,
O men of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem;
lest my wrath go forth like fire,
and burn with none to quench it,
because of the evil of your deeds.”

Hosea 10
12 Sow for yourselves righteousness;
reap steadfast love;
break up your fallow ground,
for it is the time to seek the Lord,
that he may come and rain righteousness upon you.

13 You have plowed iniquity;
you have reaped injustice;
you have eaten the fruit of lies.
Because you have trusted in your own way
and in the multitude of your warriors,
14 therefore the tumult of war shall arise among your people,
and all your fortresses shall be destroyed,
as Shalman destroyed Beth-arbel on the day of battle;
mothers were dashed in pieces with their children.

When that old hard ground is being plowed up...

I have questioned some things in the past few days that has caused people to become cranky about what I am bringing. IF you need a Pastor, require soft words, or a weak response to blatant ungodliness, don't look to me. I have a specific call; The same as the Angels, to defend the Word of the Lord. I will love you enough to call out what I see and tell you the truth. I can be loving and kind, many know that. I can also call out deception and delusion fearlessly. It may seem hard, but this ground is in dire need of breaking up. Don't be offended..examine. You can ignore the word of the Lord as I bring it. That's your choice. They ignored Jeremiah.

Graham Cooke said it best:

"Prophets have a way of ploughing up the ground and causing disturbance. Sometimes this is sorely needed. I know many pastors who, when encountering hard ground, simply lay a patio and cover everything up! Prophecy is attacking, stimulating and provoking by definition. Pastoring is about restoring calm and order. Prophets challenge, pastors soothe" (Graham Cooke – Developing Your Prophetic Gifting).

Saturday, February 18, 2012

The Reformation that Answers the Prayer of Jesus

Jesus shortly before his death and resurrection prays for His Body to our Father in Heaven....

John 17
20 “My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, 21 that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. 22 I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one— 23 I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.

I had lunch with Pastor Scott Wallis this week. We talked about this passage and how it has not yet been manifested..even in the first century if we read 2 Corinthians 11:1-22. He condemns disunity propagated by false teaching and "So Called" apostles.

Pastor Scott made the contention that the first reformation was salvation by grace and a Baptism by Water. Time of Luther. A passover reformation.

The second was a reformation of Sanctification by the Holy Spirit and a Baptism of the Holy Spirit. Started in Topeka and spread to Azuza Street. A Pentecost reformation.

The Pentecostal reformation of the last century has now seemed to run it's course.

There seem to have been some new reformational attempts, all failed. New Apostolic Reformation. Reformation in the Prophetic. A couple dozen weak man made attempts by this denomination or another have fallen flat. All work of man's hand, not God.

We have attempted thru teaching to create reformation. That no longer seems to work. My pet theologies or yours do not set people free or release the Kingdom of God on the earth. It must be of the Spirit.

Pastor Scott contends there is a reformation yet to come. One that will be MORE powerful and pervasive than the ones that have already come to pass. The feasts commanded by God are seasons that the Body of Christ has passed thru and is coming to. They are clues to what has been and what is yet to be.

The first reformation was of the feast of the Passover. Communion. Eucharist. In many churches key part of every Sunday worship is the communion cup and bread. There is a unity that looks to Jesus prayer in that, but it falls short of the fullness. That was only the first reformation. Clinging to the old has kept back the "Next".

The second Feast is First Fruits, Pentecost. That is the Reformation that happened in the 20th century. It changed the global Christian world. Most professing Christians globally are now Holy Ghost filled tongue talking believers. Yet, many of those who believe the first reformation was the only one that counted, reject the second feast reformation. Just as those who cling to the pre-reformation Roman faith reject the first reformation. The next move of God is rejected by the last one.

The third Feast not yet manifested is Tabernacles. This is the only feast that so far has not been fulfilled. It is a feast where people come together and celebrate. I have been part of such a feast. It's marvelous. This is a unity that comes in Worship and Generosity toward our God. It's not taught, it's caught. Not Explained, experienced. This will be very different. The prayer prayed at these times will not be the Lords Prayer (our Father), it will be "I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me."

Those of the first and second reformations will reject this third wave for a while. Yet it will be infectious. There will be radio programs condemning this. Books written. Oppositions. People who have made a good living creating division (denominations) will rebel at the idea that these divisions are meaningless.

Yet, the third wave of reformation will be in direct answer to Jesus prayer. ONE.

I spend time with saints of God who report glimpses of these things. Apostle Christy Minger tells me of times spent in countries who do not welcome Christianity where believers gather together in unity. People of every faith, every doctrine, every confession and in one voice worship the living God. There is no difference when the pressure is on. I have a sense that this is what the future will be, when persecution comes, unity will manifest. You will be so thankful to find any kind of fellowship, you won't care the sign over the door.

Dr John Roberts has a call of God on his life to preach unity. I have sat in his living room and heard him talk of this and there is a glimpse of what is about to come. God hates disunity. He loves true unity of the Spirit. Without the outpouring of the Spirit of God unity could not come. Without the reformation of salvation by grace alone the Outpouring of the Spirit could not have come. Each revelation of this builds on the last.

These friends of mine all carry a revelation of the truth. God is no respecter of persons. I find myself most often among people who may not share my beginnings. Most of whom do not have my life's experiences. Yet, the unity is tangible.

I have worshiped and fellowshiped with believers around the world. Europe in several places, China, Japan, Brazil and Mexico. I find unity of the Spirit the key thing even if I don't speak the language well (or at all, yet when we speak in Tongues, it's clear).

The future of the Body of Christ is the Christ and his prayer. It will be answered. We will be part of it. We can make a choice to stand on the sidelines as many from earlier reformations did and be left out, or we can embrace the move of God on the earth and the reformation of His Church into the image of HIS dear SON.

And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord's glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit. 2 Corinthians 3:18

This WE means YE and ME. We are being transformed (reformed) into HIS likeness.

For there is one body and one Spirit, just as you have been called to one glorious hope for the future. There is one Lord, one faith, one baptism and one God and Father, who is over all and in all and living through all. Ephesians 4:4-6

Now as Jean-Luc Picard would say, "Make it So"

Anne Elmer: The Enemy Captured the Church

Anne ElmerI opened my Bible at 1 Samuel, chapter 4, and my eye was caught by the title: "The Philistines Capture the Ark." I immediately heard the Lord say, "The enemy captured the Church."

The enemy has made us believe that "the Church" is a building, a place of worship, somewhere that we go to, but that was never intended. Any study of the word "church" in the Bible will show that it refers to a group of Believers and never to a building.

Jesus called His apostles to change the world, and we have miserably failed. He told us to love Him and to love our neighbors, and we have loved ourselves and our church buildings and let the world go to Hell. Jesus prayed for His followers to be in unity, and we have had division, after division, after division. That is the work of the enemy.

Jesus said that He would build His Church (see Matthew 16:18), and for 2,000 years we have tried to do it for Him. That's how the enemy got to steal it – we had stolen it first. Oh, I know it was the enemy, not you and me personally, but it is up to you and me personally to take it back. Do you remember Daniel's prayer? Daniel, who was innocent, identified with the sin of his people. Can we do the same?

Daniel 9:3-6 I prayed to the LORD my God and confessed: "O Lord, the great and awesome God, who keeps His covenant of love with all who love Him and obey His commands, we have sinned and done wrong. We have been wicked and have rebelled; we have turned away from Your commands and laws. We have not listened to Your servants the prophets, who spoke in Your name..."

Daniel identified with the sin of his nation. All across the world Christians have allowed the enemy to steal the real Church, and it is time for those of us who recognize that to repent and plead for mercy.

There is much we can learn from the Bible story which prompted this message, but briefly this is what I felt was important.

Don't Treat the Presence of God in Our Lives as a Superstition

1 Samuel, Chapters 4-7

The Israelites were having problems with the Philistines, so they took the Ark into battle with them as a sort of mascot or lucky charm. They were living under superstition. The enemy was very perturbed by the renewed enthusiasm among the Israelites and panicked, but quickly their army pulled themselves together and fought to win. The consequence was that the Ark was captured and taken into Philistine territory.

If the Church feels secure in the Lord as a good luck symbol, or as a superstition, it doesn't work! If we believe that "going to church" will get us through the battle of life and into Heaven, we are wrong. The enemy is strong and seems often to be much more together than the people of God.

A lot of God's people died, including the sons of Eli who had already been warned about their behavior (see 1 Samuel 3:11-14). What a responsibility it is to be a parent, a physical one and a spiritual one. If we don't parent the next generation, then the enemy will steal them from us.

When old Eli was told of his sons' deaths and of the Ark being taken, he died by falling off his chair and breaking his neck. The Bible tells us that he was heavy, and was negligent about his responsibilities.

How many Church leaders and Church members do you know, do I know, who have gotten heavy, well fed, in the house of God, but have not been good parents or good shepherds to their flock? Before I point any fingers, I have to remind myself that I am the Church. The Church is the people, not the building, neither is it the pastor or priest. It is you and me.

Jesus never asked us to build buildings, to have programmes or to make money, He asked us basically to love Him and to go and tell the nations of His love for us and for them. If we keep on the move, it is not so easy to get fat and heavy! If we don't treat the presence of God in our lives as a superstition, maybe we will win more battles.

Bow the Knee to the One True God

Whilst in Philistine territory, the Ark knocked the idol Dagon off his perch and rendered him headless and armless.

In the presence of the One True God, the idols are headless and armless; that means they cannot think and they cannot do anything! Hallelujah! Do we, the Church, live as though the enemy had no power over us?

How could the Philistines see what happened when they had the Ark (see 1 Samuel 5) and not just bow down and say that the Israelite God was the Sovereign Lord? What is it that stops people from wanting to be a part of the family of the only true God? How many people today have seen the work of our amazing God but refuse to bow the knee to Him? How tragic! There was sickness and oppression in the camp where God lived but He was not worshiped.

Do We Have the Holy Fear of the Lord?

In 1 Samuel 6 we read of the return of the Ark to it's proper people; what rejoicing there was that day. And what rejoicing there will be in our churches when the Glory returns. But the rejoicing was short lived because of the deaths of those who got too close, who took liberties that were not theirs.

This verse (v. 19) scares me, and I see too many people who are too familiar with God. Yes, Jesus is our Friend, our Husband, but He is also the King of kings and Lord of lords, and we must never forget that. He is the Holy God and we must worship Him as such. There has to be a holy fear of our God who is an all-consuming fire (see Hebrews 12:29).

What Do We Turn to for Security?

1 Samuel, chapter 7, begins with the purifying of Israel and God's people throwing away their idols, so that He could bring them victory. Is it time for us, the Church, to throw away our idols and become the holy people that He has been waiting for?

Please, please do not imagine for a moment that I am talking about churches with statues. God is speaking to me about idols in my life. Remember, I am the Church, and you are the Church. What are our idols? Whatever we turn to for security. Whoever you turn to when things go wrong. Whatever we talk about and think about the most: family, position, sports, finance, health, food, our own particular church or denomination, our pastor, our jobs, the lies we believe.

Even the Bible can become an idol. Many people read it and can quote it, but don't obey what it says. They continue to read it daily as a religious exercise, almost as a superstition. We think we are safe because we have done that. That's what the Israelites thought when they took the Ark into battle with them! It didn't work because they had not gotten rid of the idols! They were taking God for granted. Do we?

Stop Just Going to Church and Start Being the Church

The Lord told me that the enemy had captured the Church. If we think about it, we can see it, can't we? We don't think or act like the early disciples did. Do we do much more than Jesus did, as He suggested?

John 14:12 I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in Me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.

Do we have the love of Jesus, the water of life, flowing from our innermost being?

John 7:38 Whoever believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him."

The enemy has persuaded most of the Church that these things are not for today. He has given all of us a fear of man (which is really submission to the enemy), and he has told us that we will get sick, that we don't have supernatural power.

When I was touring the U.S. last year, the Lord gave me a message that basically said, "Stop just going to church and start being the Church."

Many Believers do not even go to church because they are hurt or offended by someone or something in the past. These things are a stumbling block to us and to others and need to be dealt with. St. Paul urges us not to stop meeting together!

Hebrews 10:25 Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another – and all the more as you see the Day approaching.

Many people believe "the Day is approaching," and it is time to be obedient to everything the Lord is saying. When we are obedient, we will see the victory that the Israelites saw in 1 Samuel 7:10: "While Samuel was sacrificing the burnt offering, the Philistines drew near to engage Israel in battle. But that day the LORD thundered with loud thunder against the Philistines and threw them into such a panic that they were routed before the Israelites."

When the Lord thunders, the enemy panics! But then so do we if we have not been fully obedient. What happened was that God's people had fasted and repented, and then God did what was necessary. He won the battle for them. Hallelujah!

When the Glory of the Lord Appears, Where Will We Be?

I believe this whole story is a message for God's people today. Many words are coming forth about the Glory returning to the Church, and we rejoice, but we must have that holy fear, too. A verse from our story reminds us of that:

"Who can stand in the presence of the LORD, this holy God?" (1 Samuel 6:20).

Maybe it is time to remember the words of Ezra and of Malachi.

Ezra 9:15 O LORD, God of Israel, You are righteous! We are left this day as a remnant. Here we are before You in our guilt, though because of it not one of us can stand in Your presence."

Malachi 3:2 But who can endure the day of His coming? Who can stand when He appears? For He will be like a refiner's fire or a launderer's soap.

When the glory appears and the Lord reclaims His Church, where will I be? Where will you be? Will I be rejoicing and know without any doubt that I have done what He has asked me to do? I hope so.

When the Lord reclaims His Church, where will my neighbors be? Alive or dead? That is my responsibility. I know that we are not all called to be evangelists, but we are all called to pray continually (see 1 Thessalonians 5:17). Do I do that? Do you? When we are in a grocery store, at the checkout, in a traffic jam, on the bus, walking in the park, are we praying for those we can see? If I don't pray for my butcher, baker, bank clerk, taxi driver, cinema manager, then who will?

I know there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus (see Romans 8:1), and I don't want to be a killjoy, but I do believe it is time for much of the Church, that's you and me, to repent of lethargy, to repent of allowing the enemy to rule over us for so long, to allow the Holy Spirit to stir the flame, and to become what Jesus wants.

He wants His Church back – a beautiful Bride full of passion for her coming Husband. The Church is me, the Church is you, the Church is wherever two or three are gathered in His name. Let's become that beautiful Bride together.

Anne Elmer
Best-selling Author, Transported by the Lion of Judah