Friday, July 6, 2012

Demonstrations in Mindanao and the future of America - Charles Shamp

We have just returned from what, I must say, was one of our ministry's most powerful miracle missions to date. Words can't describe all the wonderful things that took place while we were in the Philippines. While there, ministering in an open air meeting in the region of Mindanao, I had an encounter that I want to share with you. From start to finish the manifest presence of God was everywhere. There were so many miracles that we lost count – from tumors disappearing, deaf ears opening, to metal dissolving– nothing was impossible for God to do! Every meeting was so packed with the thick tangible presence of the Lord. It was incredible! The Apostle of the denomination we were there with personally told me that they had not experienced such raw demonstration of miracles since the 1950s when A.A. Allen had ministered in the Philippines.

For many years now Mindanao has been plagued with persecution from extreme Muslim jihadists that will stop at nothing to murder and kill all those that are opposed to their radical beliefs. This fear has stopped many preachers from traveling to this region and releasing the glorious Gospel of Jesus Christ. Yet God compelled us to go and proclaim the freedom of Christ to all those who were living in fear.

On Monday May 14, 2012 we were taken to meet with the mayor and other government officials of the region. The day before the mayor had attended the first service, where he was miraculously healed by the power of God. This, in turn, opened us a door to speak into the government of the region. While in the meeting on Monday morning, a powerful prophetic anointing came into the room and in the center of the table a tangible cloud began to form as I prophesied into what God was going to do in the Philippines. Suddenly, as I was prophesying the cloud took me into a vision of an open door. Then the Lord spoke to me that what I was seeing was the Door of the Lord and that He was releasing to America the key of David, once again in this hour, to unlock its destiny. I continued to prophesy to this mayor as God released this vision to me and a word for America. Unaware to those in the room, the past, present, and future was passing before my eyes. It was Isaiah 22:22-23:

And the key of the house of David will I lay upon his shoulder; so he shall open, and none shall shut; and he shall shut, and none shall open. And I will fasten him as a nail in a sure place; and he shall be for a glorious throne to his father's house.

The Door of the Lord is the door to the government of God. The Key of David is the key to the past, present, and future. At the Door of the Lord the realm of eternity is released. In this place, the place of eternity, we are outside both time and space. It is here, where the past, present, and future all meet into one. The future is offered to those that live in the present that choose to take hold of those things that others would not from the past. By receiving those former things that have been left, discarded or mishandled, we are able to be carried by the Spirit beyond where we are now. In this hour, God is re-offering this door of opportunity, to step into what was once offered to a previous generation during the 1950s.

William Branham

Many believe that William Branham was one of the most powerful miracle workers in the last five hundred years. Gordon Lindsay is quoted as saying, "The story of the life of William Branham is so out of this world and beyond the ordinary that, were there not available a host of infallible proofs which document and attest its authenticity, one might well be excused from considering it farfetched and incredible." Brother Branham was a humble and soft-spoken man that operated and worked directly with the Angel of the Lord to bring about one of the greatest outpourings ever to be unleashed on America and the world. It was called the Voice of Healing Revival.

In 1948, he boldly declared and prophesied the voice of healing over America and the world. Within a matter of a few months, America was experiencing a down pour of Heaven's healing power that lasted nearly eight years. God used this simple, uneducated man as an oracle in his generation to speak things into the earth. Branham was a true mystic and seer; and I believe a pioneer and forerunner to what many will step into in the coming days.

William Branham worked directly with the Angel of the Lord. With the Angel, he would declare and decree the will of Heaven on earth. He would simply speak what the Angel would tell him to; nothing more nothing less. The result was an accuracy beyond anything that had ever been seen. He was truly a forerunner of the supernatural for an entire generation.

In the year 1956, at the height of the healing revival there were hundreds of evangelists that had their tents set up all over America, conducting miracle healing services and seeing thousands come to the Lord. Many of these evangelists were just ordinary men and woman that came underneath the supernatural cloud that was resting over this nation. They simply stopped working their normal jobs and went into full time ministry, traveling all around in every city and town praying for the sick and working miracles. This was truly a great outpouring, but God was after something greater!

So, on January 16th, of that year at the Church of Philadelphia in Chicago, Illinois, William Branham took the platform to decree a "Thus Saith the Lord". He boldly declared that America had turned down her opportunity with the Lord and within a few months of his prophetic declaration the healing revival was finished. The revival simply dried up. So many of the evangelists during that time either started pastoring churches or went back to their former jobs. They passed up their appointed time.

This year, 2012, marks the 56th year of William Branham's prophetic decree and a return to the Door of the Lord. God is offering to a generation, not another healing revival, but the power of the creative spoken word according to Isaiah 48:6-7:

You have heard [these things foretold], now you see this fulfillment. And will you not bear witness to it? I show you specified new things from this time forth, even hidden things [kept in reserve] which you have not known. They are created now [called into being by the prophetic word], and not long ago; and before today you have never heard of them, lest you should say, behold, I knew them!

The Lord revealed to me that He had personally offered to many of that time this dimension of His glory. Yet, because they felt the price was too great they let the door pass before them without stepping through to the other side. God wanted to take that generation far beyond the place of simply laying hands on individuals to see miracles, but to the place of what so ever you decree it will be! This is the power to call those things into being that have never existed before by the spoken word. It was their time to move with the cloud (Numbers 9:22), but they were unwilling to cooperate with the Lord and shift into this dimension of Heaven's habitation.

The Lord said to me that only one man tasted in a measure what He is now going to release to this generation in full. Towards the end of William Branham's life he tasted in a measure what God wants to pour out in abundance in this generation.

A Great Revealing of Manifested Sons and Daughters

This a time of resurrection and of great grace (Acts 4:33). God has opened to us this great door of opportunity to embrace this new place. We are going through to the other side. There will be a great revealing of manifested sons such as no generation has seen before. In this place we will speak the word only and they will be healed. This is the realm of the immediately, suddenly, and the right now of God.

The centurion answered and said Lord I am not worthy that thou should come under my roof, but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed. Matthew 8:8

It is simply by grace that we are entering through this great door to what I believe will accelerate a third great awakening. The Lord spoke to me and said, despite what some see and believe right now this is the hour when many sons will step through the open door and begin to decree the thus saith the Lord over this nation. The Lord says that this will be America's finest hour, a time of arise and shine for our light has come and the glory of the Lord had risen upon you. The overshadowing cloud is touching down to give to us the Door of the Lord. God has not turned His back to this nation, but instead offering to her the full destiny that has been laid up for her for many generations. These are great days of both visitation and habitation for our nation. Be encouraged we are walking through the open door!

Charles Shamp
Destiny Encounters

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