Thursday, February 28, 2013


The other day I was impressed that a lack of boldness is a major restraint on the Kingdom as God would advance it.

We in the Church and as Christians are too hung up on having every T crossed and every i dotted.  We want to impute our worldly need for risk avoidance and good planning to replace faith.

God always calls on faith.  He honors those who trust Him.  Without faith He says, "It is IMPOSSIBLE to please Him"

Faith means that sometimes we step out and then depend on the Lord to direct our paths.  Abraham did.  Peter did on the ocean.  The priests at the raging Jordon did.  Moses did no knowing for sure.  Read Hebrews 11.  They didn't know.  They just had faith that being ready and firing things would happen according to God's direction.

We don't risk evangelism because of a lack of faith.  We don't declare the word of the Lord because of a lack of faith.  We harbor our resources because of a lack of faith. 

 God is saying STEP OUT, Be ready, pull the trigger, release the arrow and I WILL guide it.

Ready, FIRE and HE will AIM it

look... on the horizon.... it doth appear that America is headed for a "perfect storm" by David Smith

Barack Obama is a TYPE... a "type" of what??? Look at him! Look at Barack Obama! He IS what is wrong with America. He IS America. He is only out for himself, and - to a lesser extent - his family. He is simply trying to "do" just good enough to make people think he is trying - when, he really is not. He is like SO many Americans... they do JUST ENOUGH to not get fired. He does JUST ENOUGH to feel good about himself. He does JUST ENOUGH to be able to look at himself in the mirror. Barack Obama IS what is wrong with America because America is wrong in the way we are doing things. There is a LOT of really good people in America - that are just trying to "make it to the next day". THAT is what Obama is doing. And BECAUSE he is ACTING LIKE a "natural man" look at what he is turning out: actions EXACTLY like someone that is a "natural man". Barack Obama is America; America is Egypt; And Barack Obama is Pharaoh... and he, AND America, is headed towards the river unless God, and the PEOPLE of God intervene!

America has crossed a bridge that our Constitution & the Founding Fathers never meant to be crossed. The election process, at the Federal level, is flawed; the established System of Checks and Balances is flawed; the rule of law, as imposed at the Federal level, is flawed; the government, at the Federal level, "for the people; by the people" no longer exists. A bridge has been crossed. There is only one way back - but - BUT - remember: the weapons of our warfare are not physical! Our battle is NOT flesh & blood! However, it is time for Moses to appear to Pharaoh and declare: "NO MORE!".

TRUE DISCERNMENT is the Voice of God speaking unrestricted to the mind of the Believer, by way of Holy Spirit, which - in turn - is then interpreted, without error, by the mind of the believer. The process is brought into fulfillment when the Believer responds according to the Will of God. IF there was true discernment within the whole of the Body of the Church - tomorrow would not rise without the Church rising up to take down Goliath, spiritually speaking. The Church is ignoring the DEMONIC spiritual influence that is governing America at the Federal level. "Everyone" wants to moan and complain about Executive & Congressional level elected leaders - yet, demonic forces governing certain top leaders are allowed to reign unhindered. God honors FREEDOM of Will and the God-Given Right of CHOICE. America has chosen to live under the RULE of Egypt. The CHURCH has chosen to allow Pharaoh to continue as is. >>> Exodus 5:2 (KJV) - "And Pharaoh said, Who [is] the LORD, that I should obey his voice to let Israel go? I know not the LORD, neither will I let Israel go."

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

the KINGDOM is COMING! -- Prophets Russ and Kitty Walden

The Father says today that the sky is not falling the KINGDOM is COMING!  The kingdom is determining current events NOT the media networks or the politicians or some clandestine strategy of hell. Lest you forget says the Father your adversary was defeated at the cross. When the enemy subverts your joy and attacks your testimony take a moment to inquire of the dark one and ask him:

"How does it feel to play for the losing team?"

You are not JUST a conqueror says the Father you are MORE than a conqueror! What does that look like? You are MORE than a conqueror, you are a PRINCIPALITY and a POWER. Heaven perseveres in your life until your enemy quivers under your feet and renders up the spoil. So when the enemy assaults you and threatens you and rails against My promise in your life take a moment to read between the lines.

If you listen closely the ENEMY whispers under his breath "I am a loser... I can't touch you because you are covered by the blood of Christ... You are spiritually superior to me because the Christ lives in power inside of you. I am defeated I just hope you don't figure that out or my doom will hasten..."

 Be of good courage says the Father. This is your hour and your season of ascension. Your worst days are behind you. Your better days are ahead. No more crying in the night. No more groping in darkness. I am coming through for you on time and on target to manifest the enlargement of your coasts and securing of every border in your life.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

"Watchman, what of the Night?" By Robert Blackburn

 . . Ever wonder how it feels to tell people things they do not want to hear? We've all had to do that and it's not any fun. People have a habit of stoning those that give messages they don't want to receive. "Being ignored is one of the worse things people go through." Watchmen are no different; especially if they see or know things which are coming and it's apparent people are not prepared for it. I wonder just how many watchmen gave up. They just got tired of always taking the heat and having to stand alone against a house full of rebellious folk and people taking pot shots at them. People want to hear good things, words about prosperity and that all will be well. You hear, 'stay positive. Don't let negative things into your life." That's all well and good but we need to turn some things around. Alerting people to trouble that may be coming against them can be positive. What's negative is for them to be caught totally unaware and unprepared for what they could have known about.

Trouble. We are in trouble. We can lay it on whomever we want to but it doesn't change whatever mess we're in. Blaming is the end game now and it appears we would rather point fingers at everyone else then to inventory our own selves and see our part in it. People who are truly full of the Spirit do not have to be afraid of the trouble that's coming. It was prophesied by Jesus Christ that there would be sorrows in this time and that great upheaval would come. It's just simply going to happen. We can't afford to be lulled to sleep. Being entertained and given positive rubs is not going to prevent what is coming upon this world; and even upon the Church. Jesus himself said, "don't fear. These things must be." In other words, they must come to pass. There are certain people among us who are chosen to alert God's people and to stand in the gap. I do think some things are much more simple than we think. If in the olden days, there was no watchmen on the walls of the city or the fort, everything would have been overrun and all would have been lost. The watchman is always on duty; whether they want to be or not. That's hard. But it's a burden they were called to carry.

So what if no one wants to hear that we're in for a bumpy ride. A real shaking was foretold years ago now. Just because it didn't shake many out of their lethargy or the fact that God has been overly patient and longsuffering does not mean He will not do what the prophesy spoke of. We've gotten some things entirely off base in the way we have church and the way we live for God. The whole of Christ's ministry was about watching; and about not being prepared for what was coming. He told us that when we see all of these signs coming to pass, to look up; NOT be having self-awareness seminars or entertainment sessions that make us feel good but do little to hone our vision at what's going on around us or what's going on in the heavens. Somebody must tell people what they do not want to hear. Common sense tells us that the thing we don't want to hear many times is the very thing we need to hear the most. We will not change otherwise. It's getting darker. Ignoring the dark means we are also ignoring what is in the dark. It's reality that every real watchman of old was called a doom and gloom agitator. There's one real encouragement for a true watchman that has been truly called; I mean one that actually has the ear of the Spirit. It's this: Five (5) out of the ten that went out to wait for the bridegroom were alert. They heard and they remained awake. The message is no longer for those who do not want to hear. It's for those who do.

This is the year of mercy and grace by Cathy Lechner

 The following prophetic word for 2013 was given by Cathy Lechner in a church service at King Jesus Ministries in early January. This is a very large church located in Miami, FL. The pastor is Guillermo Maldonado.

This is the year of mercy and grace. Mercy is God giving you $1 million, loaning it to you. It’s a loan. And you blow all of it and you cannot take it back. And he comes to you and says, “Guess what? I forgive you the million dollars, don’t worry about it, I’m ripping up the contract, and you don’t owe me anything.” That is Mercy.

Grace is him turning around and saying, “Here is another million dollars. Start over again!”
The Lord spoke to me and said:
“I have allowed this nation to go into bondage because the sin and the error have become great and you are no longer one nation under God. I have allowed this nation to become a servant to ungodly masters for a season that will require servitude.”
Why does God allow us to go into servitude? Why does he allow us to go into debt for our inheritance and for our children? He allows it because it forces us to cry out in our bondage. We only cry out when we are in bondage. But the Lord says:
“I am not finished with the United States of America. I am not finished with the purpose of this nation. Just as I turned Israel over to its captors for 400 years until they cried out for deliverance, if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves and turn from their wicked ways and pray and cry out and seek my face, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and heal their land.”
We cannot get mad at CNN and the legislators. They are not going to do it. God is just waiting for our cry. So we have no excuse not to be a tabernacle and to come early and pray because we are crying out for our children, and our children’s children, and our nation, and our family.
He said if My people who are called by My name, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, if they will humble themselves I will heal their land (2nd Chronicles 7:14)

The second thing the Lord said for our nation:
“There is a major crisis coming to Washington DC. It will capture the heart of our legislators and our president.”
We need to pray. We can criticize them, but the word commands us to pray for them. So whether we like them or not we need to pray. Prayer is the only thing that changes the situation. As we pray and pray we are believing that our president will fall onto his knees and cry out to Jesus, and not to Allah. He will cry out to Jesus that calamity will be avoided in our nation.

The third thing for our nation, the Lord said:
“There is going to be a short honeymoon time, a short season, where it will seem like all of the policies that were promised are working. There’s going to be a short season where it looks like there is prosperity. It will look like there is an upswing coming in the economy. It will look like they’re going to be some jobs. You’re going to be hearing these things. But it is only for a short season. Hear the word of the Lord. The short season will come to an end. It will seem like overnight that the bottom is going to drop out of our economy. It will make the last recession that we went through look like a picnic compared to this one. We will be in, or close to, double-digit inflation and recession in our country. We are going to see the failure of more banks as we come closer to that one world banking system. They will downplay and minimize the economic problems in our press and our news media coverage. But in spite of what they will say, everyone’s finances will be affected. The policies that have been put in place will fail.”
I am not going to tell you a time because God did not give me a time.

Do not look to the news media for your news. Look to the word of the Lord and the pastors and the prophets and the teachers and those with maturity in the Lord. Don’t listen to everybody on the Internet because they will tell you all kinds of different things. Look to those who have proven to be mature in giving prophetic words. God has put the fivefold ministry together so that we have the counsel of the word of the Lord.

The Lord is warning us. He tried to warn us the last time too, but we just heap the prosperity and keep heaping the prosperity not realizing. Remember Joseph in the land. God gave Pharaoh a dream that the skinny cows swallowed the fat cows. God gave Pharaoh the dream to warn him that famine was coming.

The body of Christ is going to be fine. But God is warning us ahead of time. He is telling us how to prepare so that we can prepare ourselves for when the bottom falls out. Because God has one purpose, He wants to build his kingdom.

What causes people to rush into church? They don’t need God when everything is fine. When the stock market is going great and they have their investments, who needs God? But the things that are coming will force them to engage God.

The Lord spoke this to me:
“You will be forced to engage in a new war. There is going to be a new war declared that will be costly to lives and financially expensive to this nation. America will be drawn into it.”
I believe it will be in the Middle East, but we will see. We must pray that America does not get involved in another war that will drain our country and take the lives of our young men and women.
We’re going to see family coming together.

The Lord said January and February is the optimal time for sowing. I don’t know why. God just told me that. Farmers know when to plant, when to sow, when to harvest. They know when the optimal time is. God said January and February is a great time to get your seed in the ground. Sow, sow, sow, every time you have a chance. Not just for an immediate harvest before a long-term harvest. Pay off your credit cards. Downsize wherever possible. Get rid of whatever you do not need, whatever you are not using. Downsize! If you have possessions that you don’t need, sell them and sow the money into the kingdom. Don’t put it all in the bank, put it in the kingdom because banks will fail.
Honor your vows. If you have vows that you made in previous years but still have not paid, Start paying on your vows. Honor your vows, whether it was a vow to give your time or your money. God is waiting on you. He moves when you move. The father of the prodigal son waited for his son to return. Then he went to meet him. When you start making a move toward honoring your vows then God will make a move toward you.

Life After Debt is Possible

People have been wondering why as a prophet I am spending time speaking out on debt and discouragement. I have again and again known people who were deep in debt and despair without hope. Some have taken their own lives. Happened recently. Truth would have set them free... but they keep hearing the same things from the church. They offer an insipid instruction that helps not the one at the end of his rope....literally.

Either it is a "Give so you get out of debt" or you need to attend Financial Peace university with Dave Ramsey or take a course from Crown Financial. While all of them are true and good... it doesn't help the man or woman who is contemplating suicide. What they need to know is how to become armed with what is available. They need their hands taught how to do warfare. They need hope NOW.

Once they get free from fear and despair they can then begin the process of coming back. The Church is really bad at dealing with this. I have thought perhaps that a broke member doesn't tithe much so we don't reach out to them. That would be wrong, but I am suspect. Yet as one who has escaped the snare of the Fowler... I know the truth.

Please, go to my wall. I have posted three times in the last 24 hours on this topic. An article from the Wall Street Journal. And a couple other things. People don't come to Jesus because their marriage is great, they have a great job, kids are wonderful and their health is good. They come because like those who were Davids Mighty Men once were the most discouraged and indebted. They became mighty men by David teaching their hands to war. That is what i am doing. If you want to be free... learn warfare. Not financial peace, crown or give to get false promises.

1 Samuel 22:2 that “all those who were in distress or in debt or discontented gathered around David, and he became their leader. About four hundred men were with him.” Some of these loyal followers of David accomplished great things on David's behalf, and they are registered as David's “mighty men” in 2 Samuel 23. You too can be mighty... learn to war against this oppression. There is hope for Victory if you faint not.

Monday, February 25, 2013

"The enemy has ministers." by Robert Blackburn

"The enemy has ministers." . . Something kept coming back to me. I had reason to remember that Satan can be transformed into an angel of light. It crossed my mind that if he could transform himself, perhaps his angels could also. So, I went back and looked up what Paul was talking about. It's quite alarming, actually. He was talking about false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. He said it's no marvel, since their boss does it also. One translation says that they masquerade around as apostles; but they are not. He went on to say that they look for an occasion to boast and claim that they do the same work as the true apostle, but they are counterfeits. (2 Corinthians 11)

A lady here shared a dream she had about wolves in sheep's clothing. She remarked that he wolf and the sheep looked exactly alike. I don't have permission to talk about her dream but I felt the true power of it. I wanted to write this but I'm somewhat tired and I wasn't sure it was on time. The lady reminded us that we must know how to discern these wolves and the only way we could do that was through the Spirit. I do believe that there have been counterfeits among us all along. The apostles were very much concerned that false ministers, false teachers and false apostles would worm their way in among the new converts and churches and harm and destroy if they were not detected. They cautioned the churches to be alert for them. I say again, they've been among us but they looked and acted like everybody else. There is no doubt that they were cautious and managed to sneak their way up even into the leadership in higher levels. Politics helped them get promoted when they should not have been promoted at all. With the Gifts suppressed, most didn't know they were wolves, or that they were not spiritual at all. The five-fold ministry would have known.

I realize this is a bold post. There are ministers and saints alike among us that are not of us. I'll take Apostle Paul's word for it. The gift of discerning of spirits sees them. It's the biggest reason many do not want that gift operating. Evil spirits sit on pews unbothered for two reasons. One, almost nobody sees them. Two, they know they are safe because too many are asleep and don't even care if they are there, as long as it doesn't bother them and theirs. Those who are not spiritual would not believe it anyway. Some people are eaten up with spirits of envy and jealousy but you would not know it, without seeing it in the Spirit. These spirits are hindering the work of the church. They are attacking people and often no one even knows where the trouble is coming from. We need, more today than ever before, to know who and what we are dealing with. Too often we have put our trust and confidence in those close to us and we did not even realize that they were not our friends or brothers and sisters at all. We had to learn the hard way. This is not a doom and gloom message. It's not about just judging or looking for bad in people. It is a survival message. We need to see and know what is on the platform; what kind of real spirit they have, whether they be playing the music or standing behind the pulpit.

I close with this. We are entering the final battle. The enemy will pull out all stops to win and wrest control from God's people. The Spirit will show us how to work around these forces, whether they be evil spirits or evil humans. But we must know them for what they are. God will reveal what is true and what is counterfeit. We should always remember one thing. The Spirit knows our every thought. The enemy does not. Not only can we communicate in a language he does not understand, the Holy Ghost will lead us around and through this maze that has been allowed to take root in the church. There's no need for fear, for we have the power of the Name and the Blood of Jesus Christ. We will know the good and true people, by their spirit, through the Spirit.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

All Other Gods are Temporal - Robert Torango

All other forms of gods exist in time, but our God exists outside of time, in the Eternalness of Himself. Everything that we can comprehend with our natural mind exists on a lower plane from Him. There is nothing, absolutely NOTHING that we know of that can be compared to Him. To even think properly about Him takes an ascension of our spiritual being.

We have come to know Him in our childish way according to our own limitations and the limited boundaries of our natural existence, but if truth be told, we do not yet know Him but in the shallowest of degrees. We say, God loves everybody, but in truth, He cannot love because if He loved then He could hate. The more proper way to understand God’s love towards us is to recognize that HE IS LOVE! God does not love, in the way that we love, for LOVE is not an emotion of God, it is the substance of God.

We were birthed by that LOVE that He IS, which is not an emotional attachment but a genetic disposition that will have its way in the ages to come. We began in Love and we will end in Love. Do you see how different the actual truths of God’s makeup are to the soulish thoughts that we have tried to operate by in our relationship with Him? This is why we are being prepared for such a time in God as this. –

How it really Works

A very interesting and thought provoking letter from David Weber:
I know that it's taught in Christendom that there can be no full overcoming of the fallen nature of man "this side of heaven," but this is not what the scriptures say. Jesus Himself never said such a thing either? So where does this teaching come from? Does it come from the Holy Spirit, or perhaps from THE SPIRIT OF UNBELIEF? It seems to me that this is just another way for people to justify their unwillingness to carry their cross through to the bitter but glorious end. There is an end to the sufferings of the cross, beloved. It's called THE RESURRECTION OUT FROM THE DEAD! (not speaking here of the resurrection OF the dead). Along these lines, I feel to share here some thoughts on the differences between incorruptibility and immortality. Perhaps these things will provoke you to some serious thought and meditation on this subject too. -- D

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In the scriptures, the Greek word “Aphtharsia” is usually translated as “incorruptibility,” which means not corruptible or no longer subject to corruption or decay. This seems to be quite different from the Greek word “Athanasia,” which is usually translated as “immortality” in the Bible, and which means no longer able to die. Many folks believe that these words are interchangeable, but I don’t believe this to be so.

It seems to me, beloved, that these two Greek words point to two very DIFFERENT conditions, both which come into play with regard to the revealing of the Sons of God, one that is PENULTIMATE, or next to final condition for Sons, and quite possibly relative to the “exanastasis” or the resurrection (OUT FROM the dead) that Paul hoped to “attain” to, and the other a condition which is ULTIMATE, or one of the glorification of the ENTIRE Body of Christ at the end of the Kingdom age.

My meditations on these things have led me to ask a few questions...

Is it possible for a mortal but incorruptible human to live to be 1000 years old? What I mean by this is, is it possible that the “first resurrection” might be a resurrection of the soul to a place of “incorruptibility” of heart and mind (the mind of Christ) where even the deadly effects of sin can no longer work on the mortal members, although (and to quote a famous secular scientist who believed that what I say is possible) one must still “beware of bears and falling pianos”?

Beloved, could it be that no human (corruptible in mind and heart through the bloodline of Adam) has lived beyond 969 years because the curse placed on the line of Adam was, “The day in which you eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil (open yourself up to death through the sin principle which will work through your carnal mind) is the day in which you will surely die,” and that this particular “day” spoken of here is actually a 1000 year day (as revealed in Peter's prophetic time clock - "a day as a thousand years")? It’s quite clear that Adam did not “die” physically on the very day that he and Eve ate from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Adam lived to be 930 years old!

So, if part of the curse placed on the line of Adam was that no one from that line would live beyond a 1000 year day, should it not be true that Jesus (who walked free from the curse of sin and death, hence was “incorruptible”) could have lived indefinitely in a physical and yet mortal body? I believe that this could be so, but as we know, He CHOSE to lay that perfect and incorruptible life down so that Adam’s line might be freed from the curse on Adam to become new creations in Christ! Blessed be the Lord!

With these things in mind, might it be true that in what seems to be an up and coming 1000 year Kingdom age of Tabernacles, a remnant people will corporately enter into an incorruptible life together, the INCORRUPTIBLE SEED of Christ’s life coming to full and complete fruition in the womb of their souls, and thus they will inherit something that is described in scripture as “The life of the Age” (something which has been wrongly translated as “eternal life” in many Bibles, by the way), and for the first time in human history men and women will be able to live beyond the 1000 year limit relegated to the children of Adam? Is it possible that this is part of the manifestation of the Sons of God for which all of creation groans, a people who no longer have the corruptible mind and heart of the adamic life, and thus, sin and death (and even sickness) can no longer work upon their still yet mortal members?

Beloved, might it be possible that what is written about here is “the greater things than these” ministry, and is that which will lead to the greatest harvest in world history and then to a “second” and somewhat different (general) resurrection at the end of the Kingdom age? Could it be that THIS is when the Sons will cross that 1000 year mark and even THE LAST ENEMY- DEATH will then be put under the feet of the body of Christ so that ALL believers in Christ (on both sides of the veil) can be given their robes of “IMMORTALITY” together?

Could it possibly be that this Kingdom age ministry that I speak of here IS the restoration of the “Tabernacle of David” referred to by the prophet Amos and also spoken of by the disciple James in the book of Acts?

I think that it could be so.

If even some of what I put forth in this letter is true, beloved (though it all might be), is it not also possible then that Paul, and/or some other saints from centuries past, may have actually attained to an “incorruptible” yet mortal state at some point in their earthly life, but the Father may have allowed them to die in some way (perhaps as martyrs) because the appointed time for the last enemy (death) to be completely overcome was not yet, and the time for the corporate Body of Christ’s glorification was appointed for yet another age?

It could be. I don’t think that we can completely rule that out. And if we can’t rule that out, should we not also think it possible that an “incorruptible” state of mind and heart (salvation of the soul) is available to you and I as individuals RIGHT NOW, even though that state of BE-ing is something that is VERY RARELY “attained” to in one’s life here on earth and this because most people are UNWILLING to go through THE UTTER TEARING OF SELF that is required to attain to this? 

Now, there is no way to know for sure if Paul, before he died, actually attained to what he described for us in Philippians 3:10-11. But isn’t it pretty clear that what He was hoping to “attain to” was the FULLNESS of the incorruptible mind and heart of Christ? He surely wasn’t hoping for that cunningly devised fable and complacency causer known as the “escape rapture,” now was he? Of course he wasn't.

With that in mind, lets also consider this...

If there have been some folks who have personally attained to the “first resurrection” state in times past, but by God’s sovereign choosing they went the way of the grave, not to be resurrected in a terrestrial body until the END of the age of Tabernacles, does that not mean that they must now be ruling and reigning with Christ in some capacity from the other side of the veil, and that they will also minister in that same capacity and from that same side of the veil during the Kingdom age on earth? It seems to me that that just might be so. There is scripture that bears this out, though I'm not going to share on that here.

I asked the Lord about all of this quite a while back and He had me think upon Moses’ and Elijah’s appearance with Jesus on the Mount of Transfiguration. What first came to mind was that Moses and Elijah together represent the law and the prophets, and to us this represents a ministry of lawful prophecy in the up and coming age. This of course, is in contrast to much of the “lawlessness” that we have seen in the church in ages past. But I knew that there's still much more to this. So, I asked the Lord for a little more, and He opened me up to a single scripture verse from the Gospel of Matthew. It was this …

“Elijah does come first and restores everything.”

Whatever the truth is about all of this, beloved, I KNOW that there is a mighty great WORK OF RESTORATION at hand, though the laborers for this restoration work still only be few.

My closing thoughts on this is that if Jesus is the Pattern for the manifestation of Sons of God (and He is), then it appears to me that these sons must first manifest even "the Spirit without measure" in bodies that are made of FLESH AND BLOOD, just as Jesus did. We should keep in mind though, that this is NOT the ultimate or final state of these Sons, but the penultimate state. 

Also, and a major point in sharing what I have, is that the way to glorification is NOT through a physical rapture or through physical death, but rather is through a rapture of the soul into a place of perfect submission to God and this by us walking in the SUFFERINGS OF THE CROSS. God’s salvation plan reaches into the entire trichotomy of man, beloved. Scripture bears out that the salvation of the spirit of man precedes that of his soul, and the salvation of his soul then precedes that of his body. In other words, salvation is THREEFOLD, and even the individual parts which make up man get saved each in their own rank and order - first the spirit (which is a "free gift"), then the soul (which must be "worked out"), and then the body (which is "the salvation we yet hope for" - even the final redemption of the WHOLE Body of Christ!).

 I'll end this all here, beloved, by saying that I think Jesus’ 3 1/2 year earthly ministry is a powerful indication and demonstration of a PENULTIMATE STATE of BE-ing FOR US, the state of a Son in manifestation of the fullness of God’s Spirit while still in a flesh and blood body. I see "the Tabernacle of David" as a prophetic type of a corporate manifestation of this, and I see Solomon’s Temple as a type of something other than that, it perhaps even representing the “ultimate” state, as far as the Body of Christ on the earth is concerned, it representative of those who have "attained to the first resurrection" but who have been on the other side of the veil BEING JOINED with those who are "alive and who remain" on earth at the end of the next age, these all, finally, together, MADE "PERFECT," all to the glory of God.

Surely, some food for thought here.

Bless you.

Friday, February 22, 2013

No Other Dwelling Place by Ronald Coleman

The Father says today that no weapon formed against you shall prosper. The enemy is not equal to Me. I have established a cordon of protection around you and I have no intention of opening you up to destruction. There is no scenario or contingency in which I will in any way allow the enemy access to you for any purpose. I am not a capricious God who toys with My creation like a cruel child. I am a loving Father who superintends the affairs of your life with minute scrutiny in order to bless and protect and provide.

The time and season is upon the earth that necessitates you as My child to rest deeply in the sanctuary of My protection. It is true that you are in a fallen creation. There is an enemy and he would devour you if he could. Always bear in mind that I have given you a certain jurisdiction over your own life and the enemy knows this. If he can manipulate you into giving him access to the precincts of your life then you will be vulnerable. So be diligent says the Father. Be diligent to trust and rely upon Me in all things and to exercise the dominion and authority I have accorded you from the throne.

You are My habitation says the Father. I choose no other dwelling place than the human heart. I will not allow the assaults of the enemy to penetrate your walls. I will defend and protect you. I will make clear to you day by day the assignment of heaven whereby you may do your part to clear the way and walk under an open heaven. Let there be a cooperation in your acts and your words with My Spirit in your life. Say what I say and do what I would do and act with the expectation of My blessing and My provision and you will take the spoil says the Father.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

When Science Catches up to Reality

William G. Pollard
Oak Ridge Associated Universities, Institute for Energy Analysis, P.O. Box 117, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37830
There are several hints in physics of a domain of external reality transcendent to three‐dimensional space and time. This paper calls attention to several of these intimations of a real world beyond the natural order. Examples are the complex state functions in configuration space of quantum mechanics, the singularity at the birth of the universe, the anthropic principle, the role of chance in evolution, and the unaccountable fruitfulness of mathematics for physics. None of these examples touch on the existence or activity of God, but they do suggest that external reality may be much richer than the natural world which it is the task of physics to describe.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Smorgasbord Prophecy

Last night at Crusaders I ministered in the line with the other prophets to people hungry for a word from God. Sometimes you really flow, sometimes not. Last night the Lord opened my mouth and filled it. The flow was strong. About a dozen people came to hear what the Lord had to say to them. I was almost the last one out the door. BUT, there was this one young lady who came. I heard clearly what the Lord had to say to her and an I rehearsed it for her. Evidently it wasn't exactly what she was looking for. She seemed disappointed. I guess the color Cadillac I was supposed to prophesy wasn't right.

 In any case before she left she went to one of the other prophets of the house to get a second opinion. Didn't like the pea and mayo salad she took the first time from the buffet line, so getting a fresh plate tried again. I saw the prophet speaking over her. I know God. I know the Prophets in the house. I don't have to be a prophet to know that she was getting exactly the same word. The color Caddy didn't change. IT might have been more palatable, but the fact is, I see some of the same people coming week after week like a smorgasbord to get something new, hoping that the chicken will be more crisp this time. NOPE.

God doesn't change his mind toward you and if he did, you should question God. I have had some people come to me three times, and after I prophesy to the them, say, you know 4 months ago you prophesied over me and said the same thing. REALLY? God's word is consistent? Who knew. Anyway, that's my prophetic amusement story for the day. IF you get a word, do like Mary did, ponder it in your heart. Don't keep trolling the smorgasbord line for a better word.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

"What is happening to me God?" by Jo Ellen Stevens

  • The shift is taking place and some of you have thought "What is happening to me God?" Well the Lord wants you to know that it is because you have prayed and asked Him to move on certain situations so now there is a whole lotta shaking and movin and things going on in your lives and on earth, because you prayed and asked for the change!

    Well the shifting is going on because God is pouring out the prayer bowls in the earth because they are full!! This is why there is so much noise in the earth realm! Sit back and enjoy the change for you will see great things begin to happen suddenly.God says what has seemed like delay to you has been me working on something!! Now rejoice and be glad for the outpouring has come!!!"

    Rev 8:4-5 And the smoke of the incense, [which came] with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God out of the angel's hand. And the angel took the censer, and filled it with fire of the altar, and cast [it] into the earth: and there were voices, and thunderings, and lightnings, and an earthquake.

Monday, February 18, 2013

The Devil want to Convince YOU... Eternity isn't real

God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God's work from beginning to end.
Ecclesiastes 3:11 NLT

When we buried a beloved Uncle this last weekend, the Lord gave me this verse by His Spirit that I brought to those gathered.  It occurs after the long list of "a time for everything" we know so well from Ecclesiastes.

Then the Spirit of God said, "I placed this in man's heart so he would not be subject to the lies of the devil.  Eternity is where I live.  Eternity is MY dwelling place and I would have you come dwell there.  It's in your heart.  You know it's real.  Yet...the deceiver tells you it's not.  Eternal life is yours, you will never perish.  Rest and enjoy the TIME I give you as a gift."

What do workers gain from their toil? 10 I have seen the burden God has laid on the human race. 11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end. 12 I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live. 13 That each of them may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all their toil—this is the gift of God. 14 I know that everything God does will endure forever; nothing can be added to it and nothing taken from it. God does it so that people will fear him.  Ecclesiastes 3:9-14

All of the familiar passages that we read and hear at funerals were read.  I won't rehearse them here.  You know them well.  You will hear them many times before you step from time into eternity as you say goodbye to those who go on ahead.

If eternity is the dwelling place of God and when you step from time you will dwell with Him there  and with those who have gone before. There is comfort and assurance in that truth.

So, the next time the devil tries to convince you it's not all real, take this ancient truth, centuries before Jesus and the Epistles were written, and show him that.

He too has an eternal fate. That's what he fears.  That's why he lies.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Bobby Conner: Triumph Over Your Past - and Boldly Face Your Future

God Restores and Refreshes
Dear Believer, we have entered a new season. It is the season of a fresh start! We are in a divinely appointed time of refreshing and restoring Joel 2:25:
"So I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten, the crawling locust, the consuming locust, and the chewing locust, My great army which I sent among you. You shall eat in plenty and be satisfied, and praise the name of the LORD your God, Who has dealt wondrously with you; and My people shall never be put to shame."
This is a new day in which you may boldly declare, "Old things have passed away!" (Isaiah 48:6-7).
God Offers Forgiveness
One of the sweetest words in any language is the word forgiven! God promises that even if your sins are red like crimson bright, obvious, glaring, unmistakable they have been forgiven, washed white as snow because of the crimson Blood of Christ (Isaiah 1:18).
Not just a few sins or a handful of mistakes, but each and every betrayal, sin and offense is under the Blood of Christ. Each and every mistake is forgotten and erased. Truly, beloved, it makes no difference how twisted and tangled your life has been or now is: through the shed Blood of Christ at Calvary, God has made all forgiveness and grace abound toward you!
Heaven and earth may pass away, but "His compassions fail not" (Lamentations 3:22). Why? Because Christ Jesus already bore our sins and iniquities!
"Because He poured out His soul unto death, and He was numbered with the transgressors, and He bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors." Isaiah 53:12
God Forgets Your Past
Through our repentance, God always makes a way to free us from our past. Brothers and sisters in Christ, take this encouragement to heart: do not let your past failures keep you from experiencing your future victories! Remember this vital promise:
"There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death." Romans 8:1-2
The Lord has already lavished you with abundant, extravagant forgiveness and grace to empower you to leave behind every single past sin and failure in the days of regret, doubt and fear, the many missed opportunities and failed relationships, the seasons of backsliding and passivity, the detours of the works of the flesh.
As we believe His Word of forgiveness and set our heart to seek the Lord, we will find overwhelming grace and mercies for each day (Jeremiah 29:12-13). Never give up; never give in again to a mindset of guilt and failure (Hebrews 10:35). You were created by your Maker to carry His glory and Presence into a lost and dying world. God has confidence in you (Deuteronomy 28:13). Remember, you are His choice (Ephesians 2:10), chosen for "such a time as this" (Esther 4:14).
God Redeems Your Wounds
Truly, it was by the stripes of Jesus Christ that we were healed (Isaiah 53:5). Take comfort in this, dear Believer: even the wounds that you have suffered will become great avenues of healing. When we are healed from our wounds, then we receive grace for healing others!
We bring Christ's healing and comfort to others in the areas in which we ourselves have been afflicted (1 Thessalonians 5:11).
God Brings Breakthrough!
God is even now releasing divine favor to us for accomplishing great exploits for His glory. In Psalm 84:11 (NLT), we learn how He lavishes His blessings of grace and glory:
"For the LORD God is our sun and our shield. He gives us grace and glory. The LORD will withhold no good thing from those who do what is right."
Even if you have not succeeded in previous days and years, do not lose heart! God is saying, "Try again!" It is time to regroup and try again, knowing that failure is never God's plan (Jeremiah29:11). You will see doors open that were closed to you previously. God is granting breakthrough.
I pray that your entire family will experience the overwhelming love and favor of God as you leave the past behind and boldly take hold of the blessings and promises of God!
Bobby Conner
Eagles View Ministries


Clarity on the Gay Marriage Issue before the Illinois Legislature

To Chicagoland Senior Leaders who want to stop the insanity:

The legislators in Springfield are complying with the people that they believe voted them into power. The ballot box issue is the real problem. As long as CHURCH MEMBERS vote for politicians who will not take a vocal stand against such things we will lose these battles. If every christian in Chicago ALONE would simply stop voting pocketbook and start voting morality, this would stop. Take a stand. Admonish your congregation to vote for the moral side. IF just city of Chicago were out of the State of ILLINOIS NONE of the politicians who are about to vote for this would be in office. Change the CITY and we change the state.

Look at who will vote AGAINST this abomination. Then ask yourself this, how do we replicate these votes next time we have a choice. YOU ARE in a political battle. One that is causing us to lose the moral battles. You think this is all about Republican or Democrat. NO, at the last presidential election showed clearly, it was about those with a centered moral compass who voted in line with it or those who did not. Now we mourn.

When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn. Proverbs 29:2.

It's time to take out those who VOTE these things in. That means taking a stand in front of your congregation. Some have to courage to do so in this city. Not enough. We have too many taking the wrong stand. Misleaders leading us to what we have now. I was grieved by the complete lack of discernment in the community during the last election. The blindness about what was being released was astounding. Now the fruit of that election and those prior is being seen in Springfield. Fight the battle where it can matter. Here! IF the city doesn't get right the state is lost.

The problem as a Prophet is standing. IF you are going to have influence you must have standing to be heard. The place to be heard is in front of those with ears to hear. Do you believe those in Springfield have such ears? Why did the church in Chicago last election stay mute when morality was in the balance during the last election? IS there total unity in the group going to Springfield regarding the decisions and votes made last November? Are there people now who are trying to stop something they voted FOR in November? IF we don't get it right at home, we won't get it right by protests and petitions.

This Prophet still proclaims the truth about a fallen church and church leaders in our area who are too soft on hard issues. It means standing for what will changing the guard that votes for such things. That is a Political battle. I am criticized often for being a too political as a prophet. I am a Daniel speaking out against a system that propagates this insanity. IF we don't begin to speak clearly on these issues we will continue to have congregations that sing dance raise their hands and speak in tongues but sheepishly vote for immorality at every level. That's what we have in Chicago RIGHT NOW. That's what happened in 2012. Unless this culture changes, we can protest all we want and evil will still win.

Senior Leaders - Take a Stand or watch our culture in Illinois drift into oblivion

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Could Bonnke’s Prophetic Declaration Spark a Great Awakening? Jennifer LeClaire

Reinhard Bonnke
Reinhard Bonnke
You’ve surely heard the growing body of prophecies declaring the impending judgment of God on America. Indeed, The Harbinger—a book that many believe holds the secret to America’s not so pleasant future—has remained on the New York Times’ best-seller list for more than a year. Rabbi Jonathan Cahn’s prophetic message is resonating with believers and unbelievers alike—and for good reason.
So when Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke stood on the grounds of the Vero Beach Airport proclaiming “All America Shall Be Saved” in early February 2013, the declaration demanded my attention. After all, this is the same German evangelist who declared “All Africa Shall Be Saved” and witnessed more than 55 million African souls make a decision to renounce Islam, witchcraft and other strange gods—and  commit to follow Jesus Christ—in just a nine-year period. 55 million souls.
Despite the judgment prophecies, despite the rising gay agenda, despite the increasing persecution against Christianity in the United States, Bonnke made a bold declaration for the devils in Vero Beach and beyond to hear that night: “All America Shall Be Saved.”
As I sat listening with my spiritual ears to Bonnke announcing that the Vero Beach Gospel Fest is the beginning of something greater, tears filled my eyes and hope filled my heart. And when Bonnke said the Holy Spirit spoke to him about going to other cities around the United States and filling stadiums, I began to see prophetically the magnitude of what was unfolding in that very moment.
It’s been prophesied that Florida is a “forerunner state.” John the Baptist was a forerunner—a voice crying in the wilderness who was called to prepare the way of the Lord and make His paths straight (Mark 1:3). And just a few feet in front of me stood one of the most effective soul-winners in church history—in the so-called “forerunner state”—talking about how the Holy Spirit was going to launch him out from here to the nation. Again, declaring “All America Shall Be Saved!”
We know that whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved (Rom. 10:13). But it was clear by the masses that flooded the altar that night—some of them weeping and others falling to their knees in repentance—that many Americans have never heard the simple gospel of Christ. They have seen the picture of the Last Supper hanging up in grandma’s house. They have channel-surfed past TV preachers pontificating on prosperity. They have visited  a local church on Christmas and Easter. Yet too many have never heard the pure gospel of Christ.
Could that be because the American church culture largely prizes headcounts over heart change and therefore pushes programs instead of clear gospel presentations? Don’t get me wrong. I’m not suggesting that we craft every Sunday morning message with a purely evangelistic thrust. Believers need the meat of the Word to grow. But what are these meat-eating believers doing between Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. when the church doors close and the next Sunday morning at 10 a.m. when the church doors open again?
In other words, what are our local churches doing to present the simple gospel of Christ in the neighborhoods in which God has established our congregation? Many are doing great works. But many of us need to break out of the four walls of our air-conditioned building and reach out to the lost and unchurched in the name of Jesus. Too many of us are cozied up in the comfort of our Christian social club in the name of religion. And that’s why Bonnke’s anointed words so penetrated my heart and revived hope in my soul.
For every prophecy about judgment on America, there seems to be another prophecy about a revival, renewal or awakening. The Lord has spoken to me—and many others—about another Great Awakening. Nearly six years ago, He told me it would grow darker before the light shines brightly in this nation again. It has indeed grown darker. I believe it will grow darker still, but the darkness will not overpower the light.
Evangelism brings the light of the gospel to darkened souls who don’t understand what’s truly at stake—their eternal position. Could it be possible that Bonnke’s declarations from a small airport field in Vero Beach could be the spark that sets off a fire of evangelism in this nation? Could it be possible that even as we see signs of God’s discipline upon our nation that the Holy Spirit could begin sweeping from coast to coast in response to years of prayer for revival? Could it be possible that what occurred at the Gospel Fest was a prophetic declaration of God’s will in this hour?
I believe so. I’ve attended a lot of meetings. I’ve listened to a lot of sermons. I’ve witnessed a lot of prayer rallies. But nothing moved me like Bonnke’s declaration of God’s will: “All America Shall Be Saved.” Imagine how the culture would shift if 55 million Americans made a decision for Christ in the next nine years? Lord, show mercy on this nation, stretch out your hand of protection over this land, fill stadiums with lost souls who need to hear the simple gospel, and save souls, in the name of Jesus! Amen.
Jennifer LeClaire is news editor at Charisma. She is also the author of several books, including Did the Spirit of God Say That? You can email Jennifer at

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Horrific Events Coming to America

I don't necessarily see things as this man does.... but somewhat.  This is what will precede the awakening.

Horrific Events Coming to America | His Kingdom Prophecy

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Peace in your Warfare

You can't have peace, you find peace.  You can't live in peace, you can only live in the peace of HIM who manifests Himself in your life as peace.  He is your peace.  He alone brings the only peace you can ever truly have or know.

When WE believe that WE must have peace around us to have any peace at all we have bought a lie.

There will always be a Lack of Peace.  Strife. Tribulation. Turmoil.  Sickness.  Poverty.  Death.  Anger.  Violence.  Greed.  Fear.  War.   Injustice.  Divorce.  Bankruptcy. 

None of them are peace as a circumstance.  They are all UN-peaceful.   Yet, in all this, in all these, there are those who have found a peace, more important THE peace of God that passes all earthly or human understanding.  When the world all around is falling apart and is roaring the one who has found the Prince of Peace, your peace will rule and reign in your heart in a way you cannot comprehend.

The Lord told me today that the Saints of God must find peace to to live in and at peace.  Peace is not a condition, Peace is a Man, Christ Jesus.  Know him Know peace., No HIM, No Peace.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Gaming the Prophetic is a Losing Proposition

I have recently become aware and perhaps discouraged at some prophetic things I have seen that have not come to pass.  I won't rehearse them all here. I am well aware of them.  YET.. if you are a prophet or operate in that gift there are sometimes when you know that you know that you know in your knower that something is true.  Is going to happen. Is on the way.  YET... there is little evidence of what you saw in the spirit visible in the natural.

The first instinct is to doubt IF you really heard from God.   I mean.  Look at the news. Look at the "reality".  The tangible temporal screams liar and false prophet at the unrealized prophetic.

It has ever been such.  The messiah was coming.  Yet hundreds of empty years came and went without manifest.

When HE came... it was hard to recognize.

Here's a few things I KNOW  for certain prophetically:
  • We are going to go thru a major reset economically in the world.  Greater than anyone thinks.
  • The stock market and economic indicators we see screamed on the news are false evidence appearing to be real.
  • The church and religion as we have known it in my lifetime will be unrecognizable after society emerges from the reset.
  • Jesus will be more real and more in evidence after the reset.  The wave of secularism, apathy and atheism will be nearly non existent.  It will be impossible to deny the power of God.  This will have been very difficult but God WILL be glorified in it.
  • Government will have overplayed it's hand and will collapse.  People's distrust of government will result in a dismantling.  Things will become decentralized because the capacity to finance government at it's current acceleration will exhaust itself.
  • Currency will become decentralized.  Not a one world currency.  YES there will be a short time where it will be imposed but it will fail.
  • The Kingdom of God will expand faster post catastrophe than pre.  
  • There is a restrainer on the expansion of the Kingdom that will be removed.  We have had this backwards.  Those forces against HIM will fall.

  • I KNOW all these things will come to pass.  It's going to be painful but glorious.  It will be world wide.  I know that they will happen.  What I don't know is  WHEN.  There is no when in the prophetic. Never was.

Planning you life around the prophetic realities is a mistake.  We must live today.  We don't have the privilege of gaming the prophetic system.  You can't make a move in the stock market by reading the prophetic tea leaves, you would be right what and wrong when. We know these things must be.  Yet if you had lived in year 100 of the quiet period before Jesus manifested on the earth, you would have been long dead and rotten in the grave by the time the prophecies came to pass.  Don't get hung up on when, just that it's true and we can live in victory now.  If it comes to pass in your lifetime you can look back and say as Peter did, This is THAT.

It is good to understand how things happened in the past by reading the prophetic utterances in the first 39 books of the Bible.  And those in the New Testament.  They are useful for instruction and understanding the schemes and cycles of the enemies attacks on Man and on God's advancing Kingdom.  Past really is prologue.  Satan has no new schemes and he is a master at recycling his old ones.

There is one other prophetic knowing I had long ago over President Obama.  I have puzzled about it all.  YET.  his term in office is not yet done.  I know it will happen.  The empty chair gave me the chills last fall.  You know the one. We all had fun with it.  YET...I saw an empty chair.  Why, How, I don't know.  But I did.  I saw it right after he was elected the first time.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Are We Making Superheroes Out of Modern Prophets? R. Loren Sandford

GENE SAYS:  I don't know how I could agree with this any more than I already do.

R. Loren Sanford

Raven, a Symbol of Victory by Debbie McFarland

It is interesting at this time in history that a Raven is the symbolism of victory.

he raven has always been very well known to man, and is mentioned almost at the beginning of the Bible. You remember that this was the first bird that Noah sent out of the ark to see whether the waters had begun to dry up; and that it did not go back to him again.

I suppose it was very glad to be at liberty after it had been shut up more than a year; and as it lives upon the flesh of other animals, it probably found food enough from the bodies of those that had been drowned.

It is a large bird, considerably larger than the crow; and its feathers are very black, very glossy, and very beautiful. People in ancient times seem to have liked a black color, and were especially pleased with black hair; so we read in the Song of Solomon, where one who is beautiful is described, "His locks are bushy, and black as a raven."

It is said that the raven always attacks the eye of an animal first; seeming to prefer that to every other part. This may explain one of the verses in Proverbs, "The eye that mocketh at his father, and despiseth to obey his mother, the ravens of the valley shall pick it out, and the young eagles shall eat it."

It has been the custom, in many countries, to hang those who have been guilty of great crimes on a tree or on a gallows in the open air; and there to leave the body for the birds to peck at and devour if they chose.

I suppose this verse means that stubborn and disobedient children, or those who are not kind and respectful to their parents, must expect to come to some sad end; and they very often do so.

I have heard that the raven drives out its young ones very early from the nest, almost before they are able to seek their food. This may explain a verse in the Psalms, "The Lord giveth to the beast his food, and to the young ravens which cry;" and another in Job, "Who provideth for the raven his food ? when his young ones cry unto God, wandering for lack of meat."

Our Savior speaks of this bird in the 12th chapter of Luke, "Consider the ravens; for they neither sow nor reap; they have neither store-house nor barn; and God feedeth them." He was speaking to his disciples, and it was as much as to say, "If God takes care of the ravens, he will certainly take care of you; so you need not be anxious or afraid.

Have you read in the Bible how a good prophet's life was once saved by ravens? The people who were living then were very wicked, and would have been glad to kill the prophet Elijah; so God told him to go into the wilderness and live there alone by the side of a small brook. Elijah went to the brook, and there was water enough for him to drink, of course, but no food to keep him from starving.

You may be sure that God did not forget his servant; but you would hardly believe, if it was not in the Bible, that he would send the ravens to carry food to him. Yet so it was: "the ravens brought him bread and flesh in the morning, and bread and flesh in the evening; and he drank of the brook."

It is supposed that he was fed in this way for as much as a year. It was a long time to stay there by himself; but I do not think he was lonely or afraid, for he loved God, and felt sure that He was always near him, even in the wilderness.

Cindy Jacobs: The Mighty River of God and Characteristics of Revival

Cindy Jacobs:
The Mighty River of God and Characteristics of Revival
Swarms of living creatures will live wherever the river flows. There will be large numbers of fish, because this water flows there and makes the salt water fresh; so where the river flows everything will live. Ezekiel 47:9
In 1984, I had a vision while in a hotel room in Temple, Texas. I was all alone and not met anyone in the city. At 6:00 in the morning, there was a knock on my door which awakened me out of a sound sleep. Puzzled and a little shaken, I peeked out of the window. No one was around. As I laid back down, I murmured, "Do You want to show me something, Lord? Did You wake me up?"
Immediately I began to have a vision. It was a vision of a river and I knew it was the River of Life. Oh, what a beautiful sight it was! I thanked God over and over for showing it to me. All of a sudden, I saw people come and get in the river. I realized they were the Church. They started throwing up into the river and tossed garbage from their houses into the water, causing it to be polluted and unclean. The people erected a large pediment sign that read "River of Living Water."
I asked the Lord what had polluted the river, and He said in my heart, "Judgmentalism, criticism, sectarianism, strife and divisions – these have polluted My river."
After a while, I saw people coming to the bank of the river. I sensed they represented the world. They looked at the sign and the people in the river who appeared to be having a fabulous time and decided to try the water. Kneeling down, they started to drink. It only took one taste, and they spat it out of their mouths with disgust and went away.
Meanwhile, the Church hardly noticed what had happened. Nobody could tell that the water was polluted because they had tasted it so long that they thought it was good. No one was able to tell the difference between polluted and clean water.
Later, they all got out of the river and fell asleep on either side of the bank. The army of God was fast asleep, and no one cared what had happened to God's river.
A Mighty River - Pure and Clean
As time passed, a couple of sleepers awakened and looked up, astonished at the river. They tried to shake the others awake but were unsuccessful. I believe they represent the prophetic gifts in the Church. At last, two angels from Heaven came down and put little pots of eye salve into their hands, instructing them to put it on the eyes of those asleep.
The two prophetic people applied the salve to each person, one at a time. Everyone had the same response after having the medicine put on their eyes. They sat up, looked at the river and declared, "Oh, what has happened to the River of God? How did we let this happen?"
Finally, they all stood up in one accord and went into the river to try to clean it up. Alas, they sadly failed. It was too polluted for individuals to clean with their hands. As I watched, I could see they had found a strategy. They were building a huge water purification plant in the middle of the river.
As they finished the plant, I saw a tiny trickle of fresh water flow out of the other side of the unit. Then increasingly water flowed, until the trickle became a stream, and at last, the stream became a mighty river – pure and clean.
The water purification plant represents the houses of prayer which are springing up all over the world. Isaiah 56:7 says: "Even them I will bring to My holy mountain, and make them joyful in My house of prayer... For My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations."
The next sight I saw was puzzling to me. I saw trees on either side of the river bank, dropping their leaves into the river. It was several years before I would come to the understanding that the leaves were for the healing of the nations (Ezekiel 47:12).
The last part of the vision is the most precious. In the vision, children were in the river, laughing and playing. They splashed and dunked each other, having a perfectly glorious time. I believe this is symbolic of a children's revival which will span the globe.
The ending part of this scene was a great blessing. I saw the people of the world come and look at the children in the river. Gazing at one another, they asked, "Should we try to drink one last time from the river?" Kneeling down, they put their mouths to the water and began to drink. They drank and drank and drank as if they would never get enough of the pure River of Life. At that moment, the Lord spoke to me and said, "O taste and see that the Lord, He is good!"
In looking back over the last few decades, the Lord has done and still is doing a great work of purging in the Body of Christ. Ezekiel 47 tells of pure water issuing from the temple. Out from the cleansed heart of the Church are issuing many streams which are becoming a mighty river of revival (John 7:18).
Characteristics of This Revival:
1. There will be an emphasis on holiness and living a sanctified life. God is exposing sin at all levels. He is no longer "winking" even for a short while at those who are trying to live double lives of sin and service to God. This will produce a holy fear of the Lord.
2. These sanctified lives will affect the culture of the nation where they live. Some will describe it as a "religious revolution."
3. Prayer groups will spring up with intercession for the nations of the world and the unevangelized. A fresh emphasis on missions in churches will be fueled.
4. The Holy Spirit is prompting "net-working" of those in business to bring forth a harvest of finance to fund the revival (Ezekiel 47:10).
5. Other kinds of nets will be given for the great harvest of fish, which represent the souls of the lost. Creative evangelism will become culturally relevant, bringing in the generation who are now children and youth.
6. Unusual outpourings of God's power will occur with signs, wonders and other visitations of the Holy Spirit such as great joy, laughing, weeping and deep conviction of sin.
7. The borders between different denominations will become less defined as more and more groups will pray for the sick, cast out demons and experience power encounters of the Holy Spirit.
8. A fresh love of the Word of God, with an emphasis on Scripture memorization, will visit the Church.
9. Racism will be abhorrent to the Church and unacceptable in those congregations experiencing the River of God. Racial barriers will topple as God's torrent of love is poured out.
10. Those refusing to swim with the current of the river will be in serious trouble. Their churches will become dead and lifeless, and members will flock to drink of the river of revival. Such churches will become "swamps and marshes" which will not be healed (Ezekiel 47:11).

An Invitation: Drink Deeply
There are some who will only be content with the "experience" and in this case, the refreshing and reviving they receive will only be temporary. Those churches who are touched by the true river will become on fire with a desire to see the lost brought to Christ and the world evangelized.
In the 1980s, I started to receive calls from intercessors from many places. Each of these said something very similar. They felt God had told them revival would begin in their little town, or big city, or nation. I pondered what each had said. Could they all be hearing from God? Finally, the Holy Spirit spoke this in my heart, "Cindy, in the coming revival there is not just one place which will be able to claim they are experiencing revival. The revival is going to happen in many places at once. It will be like spontaneous combustion of many, many revival fires. This way, the evil will not be able to get in and put a stop to it as he has in the past through sin or personalities or excesses."
I realize this is true. While revivals are messy at times, God is still moving powerfully. Do excesses exist? Yes, undoubtedly. However, the River of God is spilling over into nation after nation. The Lord is inviting all the children to drink deeply of this river.
I believe with all my heart that revival is coming to my nation. Intercessors have prayed for years for God to pour out His Spirit on America. The River of God's Spirit will touch every nation, and every people will have an opportunity to receive Christ as personal Savior until the earth will be full of the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea.
Cindy Jacobs
Generals International


Sunday, February 3, 2013

A Precious Gem Diminished by a Terrible Setting by Guy Duininck

God doesn't want you to lose your personality when you are saved. He doesn't want you to be assimilated into a church culture. When He saved you, He both gave you a fantastic new setting for your unique personality by quickening you together with Christ and giving you a new heart and gave you His Word and His Spirit to show you how to grow strong in faith and how to develop strong and godly character!

Just as the radiance of a precious gem is diminished by a terrible setting, so your unique personality was severely diminished when it was set in your old sinful nature and terrible character. But just as the radiance of a precious gem is enhanced and put on display by a strong and beautifully crafted setting, so your unique personality will be expressed most beautifully in the setting of your new life in Christ and your growing faith and Godly character!

Christianity is NOT about personality subjugation or the reforming of one's unique self and unique gifting. Christianity is about being born of God, having a new nature, growing in faith and Godly character, and having this new nature, strong faith, and godly character as a beautiful setting for unique personalities and giftings. Too many churches, whether willfully or ignorantly, operate in personality subjugation and church culturing rather than the promoting the development of the faith and the character of God's people. By so doing, these churches tend to help develop clones rather than aiding in the development of strong, godly, and beautifully unique sons and daughters of God.

Christianity is not about personality subjugation; it's about the transformation of people's nature and the development of their character so that God will have a fantastic, diverse, and skilled body of believers ready to do His works and able to meet people's needs in the way only they can!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

How to deal with those who Mislead

Too few Christians understand the clear instructions given in Scripture regarding those who cause division by doctrines. In a world where the Church has been influenced by those who insist on imposing a legalistic doctrine with absolute certitude where none is to be found.  These people are stumbling blocks to those who are serious about seeking after God. Scripture outlines for the Christian what our approach is to be toward these mis-leaders:

TEST THEM: Believe not every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they be of God; because many false prophets are gone out into the world. (I John 4: 1)

MARK AND AVOID THEM: Mark them which cause divisions and offenses contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. (Rom. 16:17)

REBUKE THEM: Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith. (Titus 1: 13)

HAVE NO FELLOWSHIP WITH THEM: Have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. (Ephesians 5:11)

WITHDRAW FROM THEM: We command you, brethren, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition which ye received of us. (II Thes. 3:6)

TURN AWAY FROM THEM: Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. (2 Timothy 3:5)

SEPARATE FROM THEM: Come out from among them, and be ye separate and touch no the unclean thing. (II Cor. 6:17)

This day I was forced to take heed of these warnings from scripture and dis-fellowship myself from him.  May God forgive him for his error and may he come to repentance.

Even if we disagree about approaches to error as we see it, I take my hat off to the man who generated the heart of this post.  He was honorable and took it well.  Bless him.
This truly is the Lion and the Lamb laying down together. It's a prophetic photo if you look at it right. Both infants. Both in danger. Both helpless.. so they lie down together. What does this really mean?

When God Offends your Mind

God will always behave in a way that will offend and confuse the human understanding! When a Supernatural Being imposes His will over a natural being...a human being...It is certainly the natural realm of man's mind that will be forced into a position...Faith or Fear!

His principles were upside-down from Greek thought. His power always baffles Greek computations. He randomly switches His technique. He did no two recorded miracles the same way. He usually speaks in parables – word pictures to relate a principle! He is anti-intellectual.

He is Absolutely Supernatural!

The message of the Kingdom of Jesus is always verified by a Demonstration of Power!