Monday, September 30, 2013


I recall a presentation (Play) that was put on in Fargo at First Assembly.  It was called the Promise of the Father.  Pastor Dan was there then.  I don't recall much about it, but I recall the power of a promise.  Here's what Gary Wilkerson says and I agree:

Chapters 1 through 6 of the book of Acts describe one of the most glorious works of God in history. It is an amazing sequence of action-filled events: powerful preaching, mass conversions, miraculous healings. All were the fulfillment of a divine promise foretold by Jesus.

Before His resurrection, Christ instructed the disciples to wait in Jerusalem to receive the “promise of the Father.” “I am sending the promise of my Father upon you. But stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high” (Luke 24:49, ESV).

That promise began its fulfillment on Pentecost, Israel’s feast of “firstfruits.” The world was about to see the firstfruits of Christ’s labor on the cross for us.

The disciples could not possibly have imagined what God had in mind for them. They probably thought, “Great! This promise means God is about to restore Israel. He’ll free us from the shackles of Roman bondage forever and we’ll be His people again.”

Today I think perhaps the Church would have a similar reaction if we heard the same promise from Jesus. We might think, “When God’s promise comes, our churches will be filled to bursting. The Holy Spirit will move in other cities and people will travel from all over just to get a taste. We’ll be blessed as never before!”

We should want the Holy Spirit to fill our sanctuaries, to bring joy and comfort to God’s people. But when God’s glory comes, it will not be for our benefit alone. Jesus did not say, “When you receive power from on high, you shall be My churchgoers, My Bible studiers, My prayer meeting attenders.” He said, “You will be My witnesses to the ends of the earth.”

God’s power is meant to go beyond the walls of the church to the very farthest reaches of the world. That is what we see unfolding in the book of Acts. When Peter got up to preach to the crowd that had gathered, three thousand were saved. Later, as Peter and John testified throughout Jerusalem, signs and wonders followed in miraculous healings and deliverances.

Yet that was only the beginning! If the work of the Spirit had stopped in Acts 6, all the power of God would have remained in the hands of twelve apostles. Instead, a tectonic shift took place. God said, “My Spirit will no longer move through just a select few. I am going to empower every man, woman and child who calls on My name.”

Saturday, September 28, 2013

This is a good word of encourgement I lifted and pasted.. it encouraged me anyway

The enemy has had his last and final shot, and we have withstood and stood strong through it all, never wavering from what we know is God’s plan. Now is the time for us!

Days of joy unlike anything we have ever experienced before are now upon us. We have seen, we have tasted, we have felt the goodness of the Lord but it pales in comparison to this season that we are now entering.

God has not forgotten His promise to us. Quickly, quickly, QUICKLY things will fall into place. As we stay in that secret place of worship with the Lord. He will give us divine strategies to bring about the plan that He has given to us.

We’ve prayed, we’ve waited, we’ve stood and now it’s here. This is the time, this is our time and it’s only just the beginning.

And now suddenly, everything changes for the good ….. it’s time!!!

Friday, September 27, 2013

Chuck D. Pierce: Incredible Prophecy: "Hear the Clock Ticking! You Have Been Catapulted Into the Three Years Ahead!"

Chuck D. PierceI know that so many of you have enjoyed watching the webcast replays from our Head of the Year 5774. Below is some of the prophetic revelation that came forth during our gatherings. Let this be a time you are propelled into your future and press through every gate of destiny!
"The Kingdoms of this Earth Are Becoming My Kingdoms!"
Hear the clock ticking"Hear the clock ticking, for I have now catapulted you into the three years ahead.
"This month, the dearest of My months, I am moving you against gates that have never been moved against before. I am causing these gates that have withstood you in the past to come loose and open in days ahead! Move strategically day-by-day and month-by-month until the gate that has held back your blessing opens up. If you will move now, within the next three years the land you find yourself in will be producing great treasures.
"In the third year, the War of the Kingdoms will begin, and Kingdom will rise against kingdoms. The kingdoms of this world will also come into great conflict. I have a Kingdom that I am preparing. I will remember this Kingdom and the Seed and the Seed's seed of this Kingdom. I have a Kingdom that will triumph!
"Shout that the kingdoms of this earth are becoming My Kingdoms! Decree that the prisoners will be let go and they will come back to My house; this is a season when My altar will be filled! I'm going to open your eyes to those around you, and you're going to say, 'They're of a different kingdom.' And I will say to you, 'They are Mine! Bring them in now!'
"Beyond the gates, I am opening up new highways. I am beginning a highway out of Egypt! I will redo the highway that you're presently walking on.

"The demons that have been trafficking and even creating trafficking throughout the earth, I Am now going to un-nest their headquarters. That which the enemy meant to destroy through trafficking, I will raise up as an unstoppable army in the days ahead, for that generation will be My generation! I call you, 'My Army that is Unstoppable!' I call you, 'My Kingdom Swarm,' and you shall invade the kingdoms of the earth. You shall extract that which is needed and you will bring it into My Kingdom.
"You'll Hear of Shakings From North to West!"
They will bow their knees"I will surprise you with the leaders of nations. I have ways to cause leaders that have been promoted to bow their knees. You will think they're going one way, but you watch Me knock the feet out from under them; you watch them see Me in a way they've never seen Me before!
"Make 'favor' with those that come onto your highway. Many of you will say, 'But they have evil character.' Just remember, I can cause every Pharaoh in this land and the lands that you're a part of to favor you in days ahead!
"You'll hear of shakings from north to west! You'll hear that I have come from Alaska to Maine to shake. But know this: I will shake the center of this nation called the United States of America. I will cause that which has been hidden and controlling the forces of this land to shake down!
"A new baptism I'll give you, and My very finger I will place in My people's keeping. When you point your finger, demons will flee!
"In this year of honey, I will cause a new hunger to arise throughout the lands for My Word. And where you have known My Word in the past, you will taste and see My Word in a different way!"
Accessing Your New Door of Opportunity!
This is a time to access your destiny for the next three years. On Sunday morning, I look forward to ministering during our Celebration Service on "Accessing Your New Door of Opportunity!"
Chuck D. Pierce
Glory of Zion International Ministries


Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Chuck Baldwin: Confessions from a Pastor

I am constantly asked, "Chuck, why don't pastors take a stand and speak out?" Here is the stark reality:

The vast majority of church ministries today are "success" oriented. Beginning in Bible college or seminary and continuing throughout a pastor's ministerial life, the emphasis is "success." And that means church growth, larger congregations, bigger buildings, bigger offerings, burgeoning statistics, greater notoriety, denominational praise, invitations to speak at conferences, applause from fellow ministers, greater notoriety, etc.

And the way to be a "success" is to learn from the ones who have done it. Pastors constantly go to pastor's conferences to learn from the "big" church pastors; they buy books, magazines, newsletters on "how to" build a "successful" church; they are bombarded with "success" stories, testimonials, etc.; they are constantly being schooled in the latest and greatest methods of church growth and "success." This usually means more and more sophisticated programs, music, sound, atmosphere, coffee shops, classes, seminars, organization, etc. In truth, the vast majority of pastors more resemble CEOs of corporations.

And the one thing that is considered anathema to "success" is controversy. And nothing is more controversial than politics. Therefore, pastors quickly learn to avoid anything remotely resembling politics. They justify this decision by saying things like "God hasn't called me to get involved in politics," or "I'm trying to build a church," or "That's not our mission," etc. Plus, most churches are up to their eyeballs in debt and are afraid that if they say anything political, they will lose members--and that means losing offerings.

Have you not noticed how so many pastors spiritualize away virtually every Biblical example of resistance to evil government mentioned throughout the Scriptures? And if they are pinned down about it, pastors will say, "That was another time." Have you not noticed how they are unwilling to make any of the great Bible stories relevant to anything practical and germane in American political life? For all intents and purposes, the modern American church is completely irrelevant to anything and everything relating to our philosophical and political life.

And as long as people keep attending these churches, keep giving money to these churches, and keep supporting these churches, the pastors will NEVER take a stand and they will NEVER get involved. The only way Christians can start making a difference in turning this country around is to GET OUT OF THESE CLUELESS, COWARDLY CHURCHES. Find a pastor who is not trying to be "successful." You don't need a "successful" pastor; you need a truthful pastor.

But that means that the people sitting in the pews must truly WANT to be in a church that takes a stand, doesn't it? We have the kind of pastors and churches we support. It that's the case, we should stop complaining about the indifference of our pastors and churches and simply accept the imminent slavery to which they are leading us.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Satan's Agenda From Two Fronts - Islamification and Homosexuality

We are instructed by the Apostle Paul not to be ignorant of Satan's schemes.  He uses men and women to enact them.  The answer is to bring them back.  BUT we must do so understanding the nature of the battle:

5I am not overstating it when I say that the man who caused all the trouble hurt all of you more than he hurt me. 6Most of you opposed him, and that was punishment enough. 7Now, however, it is time to forgive and comfort him. Otherwise he may be overcome by discouragement. 8So I urge you now to reaffirm your love for him.
9I wrote to you as I did to test you and see if you would fully comply with my instructions. 10When you forgive this man, I forgive him, too. And when I forgive whatever needs to be forgiven, I do so with Christ’s authority for your benefit, 11so that Satan will not outsmart us. For we are familiar with his evil schemes.  1 Corinthians 2:5-11

Those who say we should pay no attention to what Satan is doing in the world to our brethren and only concentrate on what Christ has already done need to take that argument up with Paul the Apostle.  He says we need to be aware.

So in that light I have been trying to discern the two headed attack on the Body of Christ globally and nationally. How this can be going on in what appears to be tandem, yet by very different groups.

I have puzzled how the drive by our government to accept and even embrace all things Islamic comes to manifest?  I have also been puzzled how the same government authorities embrace Homosexuality and it's manifestations like Same Sex Marriage, Homosex on TV, Homosex in Education, and Homosex in the military.   This drive seems to be focused on destroying the Body of Christ.

It is hard to understand the complete blindness in all this until you consider that Blindness is one of Satan's biggest tools:

Satan, who is the god of this world, has blinded the minds of those who don't believe. They are unable to see the glorious light of the Good News. They don't understand this message about the glory of Christ, who is the exact likeness of God.  2 Corinthians 4:4

If Islamification of the USA is successful then the homosexual agenda is dead.  OR at least it's participants will be.  Look at any fundamentalist Muslim nation, you don't see living homosexuals. They die or hide.  So the two front assault must come from blindness.

Our leaders in Washington are too blind to see what is happening.  Even if they profess Christ, they are blinded.

In the last few days we have seen the fullness of the manifestation of Islam's hate for Jesus and his followers.  The execution and murder of hundreds in the past few days in Kenya and Pakistan are a clue as to the level of hatred.  Sure, they will always come up with a justification. In Pakistan, they killed Christians as objection to the drone strikes the USA carries out.   That is a smoke screen.  They kill Christians because they have no other appeal. 

The truth is any accommodation or capitulation to radical Islam's demands is capitulation to the devil himself.  I know that sounds harsh, but these radicals who kill without repentance anyone who is not Muslim are demon driven.  The devil comes to kill and destroy.  The idea that they are living souls in need of Jesus is true.   Some of them will come to their senses.  But meanwhile the blood of martyrs is flooding the earth.  We must not be deferred by the scheme to put fear in us.  What in the USA we must do is call to account those misleaders starting in the white house who believe Islamic accommodation is good for our country.  It is not.  It's time to take a stand against that evil that has as it's core agenda the elimination of any Christian witness in the world, and in the USA.  It is a front we cannot back away from.  This is a stand no less important than the gates of Vienna stand long ago when Christians stood down an Islamic invasion.

The other front, that of Homosexuality is more insidious.  It is more divisive.  To be passive or accepting of the homosexuality has become a "Christian" thing to do.  To be loving.  To be more "Open Minded".  Here's the truth, the embracing of Homosex has caused a decline in the family, a decline in education, a decline in the military.... and a decline in our christian witness.  Even the Pope is advising people to "Tone it down". 

While I understand what he is saying to not recognize what is happening is intentional blindness.  Like abortion (which is linked to Homosexuality) the goal is to reduce the productive capacity of the nation.  Without people we fall apart. Already we don't have enough productive workers on the job to maintain any semblance of continuity.  That is directly linked to abortion and homosexuality.  A dead child and two same sex people cannot populate the earth, or the nation.

It is a chipping away at the culture and the foundations of the body of Christ.  On one hand you have a direct attack from Radical Islam and on the other hand a worming in of secular culture driven by media, government and education to chip away at things once believed.

Look at the insipid curriculum in education.  Look at the intended indoctrination Common Core is driving.  If the hearts and minds of people can be conditioned from a child our culture will fundamentally change.

But that was the promise our President made when he was elected. And when he was re-elected the two front attack on the Body of Christ intensified by 10.   Several aggressive demons were released on that day.  You see them clearly now if your eyes are opened.

It is the scheme of satan.  Do no be ignorant of it.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Rick Joyner: The Fruit of Our Labor

Continuing with the matter of understanding people, again we should not be surprised by how those who do not know the Lord put their trust in government. It is all they have to trust in. Even so, governments are failing and will continue to fail. The Great Commission is to offer the world a hope that will never disappoint.
Those who have hope and give hope are going to be the brightest lights in the times to come. The Gospel means "good news," not bad news. The Gospel we have been given to preach is the best news this world has ever heard. The King is coming, and His Kingdom will be established on earth so that His will is done here just as it is in Heaven.
Cultivate and Accomplish
As the sure word of prophecy declares, He is going to restore earth to the paradise it was originally created to be. Even the lion will lie down with lambs, and children will be able to play with cobras. We are promised that there will be no more sickness, pain, or death. There will be no child abuse, and no one will hurt anyone else.
Say to the righteous that it shall be well with them, for they shall eat the fruit of their doings. Isaiah 3:10
Also, as we are told in such places as Isaiah 3:10, the righteous will eat the fruit of their own labor. That is a shocking thought to many who have a concept that in paradise everything is provided for us. In truth, that would deprive us of something vital to our well-being. If you think you are going to rule with Christ, you will be shocked at how much work ruling is.
Man was created primarily to have fellowship with God and secondly to work, to cultivate the garden. Work was not a curse from the Fall, but toil was. Toil is to work with great and painful effort. However, work that is not under the curse of the Fall is needful for man’s fulfillment. Psychology is right when it maintains that a human being will go insane if deprived of meaningful labor.
We were created to accomplish things. If we are deprived of this, we begin to lose our basic humanity. That is why those who live off entitlements are deprived of a vital part of their very being. They are captured in a terrible prison. The Kingdom of God will not do that to people.

Christian Missions and the CIA
A few years ago, I had an interesting conversation with a couple of CIA agents. They told me of a study by the agency that focused on Christian missions. They knew how much Christians had spent on missions in virtually every nation, and they knew the results. I was amazed that they had done such a study, and I was just as amazed by the results. I felt that every church and missionary organization needed to hear what they concluded.
These agents shared the story of South Korea after the war. They said Christian missions swarmed South Korea supplying the devastated country with an abundance of resources. The CIA went to the State Department to ask them to stop these missions from giving so much, because no one was motivated to produce anything if they could go to the mission and get items for free.
When this charity was finally cut off, the South Korean economy kicked into gear. Now it is the sixth biggest economy in the world. Even more importantly, South Korea had the highest conversion to Christianity in the world over the next half century. Some of the greatest churches in the world, and some of the greatest Christians, were raised up there.
This common saying is true: If you give a man a fish, he will have one meal, but if you teach him how to fish, he can feed himself for the rest of his life. Even though it is usually given with the best of intentions, unlimited and unconditional charity can be destructive.
We learned this when we started digging fresh water wells for villages in Africa. The leader of our ZAO missions made a deal with the first village that if they would dig the hole, we would supply the stone, pipes, and other requirements for the well. When our team got there ready to complete the well, it had not been dug. When they asked why, the leader of the village said that the missionaries always did everything for them. Our team started to leave and the leader protested. However, the team said they would only do their part if the village did theirs. The leader got some men and dug the well. Because they had their own time and energy invested in it, they had ownership and were careful to maintain the well.
We found out later that there had been about 8,000 wells dug in that region of Africa by various missions and charities, but few were still working. Many wells were not functioning due to the lack of just a $5 part. No one maintained them, and no one had shown the natives how to maintain them. Not only was about $10 million wasted, but this also had tragic consequences for people who might have been better off if they had not been given the wells in the first place.
When we partnered with a village, we taught them how to dig and prepare the well or water source, and also how to maintain it. The whole tribe experienced an important pride of ownership in the well that was elevating. This could be transferred into building schools and church buildings. When people get engaged in the work, it is transforming. When we do everything for them, we are hurting them.
As we learned at the Katrina disaster, though we had to provide everything for people at first, it was important to get them working and doing something quickly. Although this was hard to do because we felt sorry for people who had lost so much, it was crucial. If people sat in their grief all day, it was much worse for them. They could become very volatile. If they were given something constructive to do, it was amazing how quickly they would start recovering.
Rick Joyner
MorningStar Ministries


Thursday, September 19, 2013


Ultimately, if not dealt with, the disloyalty that spreads through the congregation will bring a church split or the departure of many affected saints.

Here are the twelve stages:

1. AN INDEPENDENT SPIRIT – An attitude of independence emerges when the person no longer wants to serve the leadership but seeks recognition and a reputation.

2. SELF-PROMOTION – The person will maneuver for the praise of men. In II Samuel 15, Absalom stole the hearts of the people.

3. SPIRITUAL PRIDE – As people recognize and praise the deceived individual, he begins to believe that he is more spiritual than the leaders.

4. AN OFFENDED SPIRIT – The Absalom falls into an offended spirit because of spiritual pride. When his ideas and gifts are not promoted by the leadership as he believes they should be, he becomes highly offended. Often he will seek others that will agree with him in his offense.

5. A CRITICAL SPIRIT – Almost all the decisions of the leaders are questioned and undermined to the people. Sadly, with this critical spirit, the Absalom no longer can receive any spiritual feeding or direction from the leadership.

6. A COMPETITIVE SPIRIT – The Absalom sees himself in competition with the church leadership and begins to distort and misrepresent the decisions and directives the leaders are giving.

7. SOWING STRIFE AND DIVISION – The Absalom will take his offenses to many individuals in the church and spread his discontent through various means.

8. ACCUSING THE LEADERSHIP – The Absalom feeds his followers his critical spirit and faultfinding. Minor things, usually not related to God’s spiritual qualifications, will be made major issues, such as what kind of car the pastor drives, how long he takes to receive the offerings, etc.

9. OPEN DISLOYALTY AND DIVISION – The Absalom feels that many are following him so he boldly brings his disloyalty out into the open. At this point the leaders become aware of his discontented splinter group. Now the people are forced to make a choice between the leaders of the church and the Absalom who has deceived them.

10.A BOLD CONSPIRACY – The Absalom justifies his conspiracy to everyone by focusing their attention on all the minor issues that he has found fault with in the leadership. (Usually, the Absalom does not have legitimate accusations such as the preaching of false doctrines or blatant sin on the part of the pastors.)

11.A CHURCH SPLIT – The Absalom leads a naive splinter group out to the birth of a new church or ministry. Declare a new vision.

12.GOD’S JUDGMENT ON THE REBELLIOUS CHURCH – The scripture tells us, “if the root be evil, the whole tree will be evil,” and every church or ministry that is birthed by an Absalom spirit will be full of rebellion, disloyalty, and continual church splits.

Kent Simpson: What About the Gift of Tongues?

Kent SimpsonExpect To Hear God's Voice
It is a lot easier for us to believe what the devil says than what God says, simply because we were born into sin (see John 3:6). We do it all the time. For example, if the electric company sends you a bill, and you have no money, you immediately think they are going to turn off the electricity because you can't pay the bill. Any bad report that you receive, you believe the worst right away, even though it has not yet happened. But, let God say something good is about to happen in your life, and doubts automatically come rushing into your mind. It seems almost a foreign thing for us to hear the voice of our Creator.
We should accept and believe for something great to happen every day and expect Him to speak something good and encourage us as any good father would. We need to be in a relationship with God so that we are always expecting to hear His voice. Most of the time He speaks so gently His voice sometimes is just a whisper. If you are caught up in your own thoughts and emotions, you will miss God. You will go on your own way without even acknowledging His existence. You must learn to force your soul (mind) not to let your emotions take control.
Jesus Is Alive and His Gifts and Promises Are For Today
We believe that Jesus still heals today. Do you realize what the Church had to go through to come to the place where mainstream Christianity believes that Jesus is still healing people today?
Do you know that in one country where William Branham visited there were over 200 pastors waiting at the airport to make him get back on the plane and leave because they did not believe in the gift of healing for today? I am not saying that Branham was the healer, but rather one who believed it and was blessed with the gift. Those church leaders did not believe that anyone could operate in the gift of healing.
How are you going to receive healing if you do not believe? But now the Church has come to a place where it believes in healings. We believe in miracles and we see miracles; if you hang around these kinds of people, you will see them too. There are people everywhere who are ministering in miracles because Jesus is alive today. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever (see Hebrews 13:8).
So, What About Prophecy?
Have you ever thought about this? I have been approached by men of God who said that if Jesus prophesied in the Bible and gave personal prophecy, then they would believe in personal prophecy today, too. Jesus did give personal prophecy. There was a time when Jesus was being judged. He had been arrested and taken from His disciples. But before Jesus was taken, He said that Peter would denounce Him three times before the rooster crowed. Peter did not believe what Jesus had said. None of the disciples believed Him. They said they would serve Him to their death before they let anyone take Him!
Bible prophecyBut they scattered! Then what happened? Peter ended up cursing Jesus, three times, until he heard the rooster crow. Immediately, Peter remembered what Jesus said. Jesus had prophesied to Peter and given him a personal word (see Matthew 26:33-75). The word superseded what Peter even wanted to believe. Understand that Peter did not want to deny Jesus. He sincerely wanted to die defending Jesus, yet his flesh took over and he acted cowardly. He could not fulfill his own will. Do you know why? It is because the Word was working in his life.
The ultimate will of God superseded Peter's will. Jesus was showing His disciples that it was because of God's will that these things happened. This experience showed them how powerless they were without Him and how much unbelief still existed in their hearts. However, that is not all. That was also an example of prophecy. It was the foretelling of something to take place, and it happened just as Jesus said it would.
What About the Word of Knowledge?
Jesus also operated in the word of knowledge. The word of knowledge is the revelation of things that have already happened or things that are happening right now in your life. This is seen when you know that no one else knows something in your life, but when the Lord reveals it to another, you know God knows what is going on in your life. When you hear the word of knowledge come forth, you will wonder how he/she knew that. That is not the point. The point is, God knows what you are doing at all times.

For example, there were a few times in my life when I had heard the Holy Spirit speak to me. When I was about 35 years old, I was home watching television using our new satellite dish when I came across an X-rated program, and the Holy Spirit said to me, "The eyes and ears of God are everywhere," as if to say, "You need to change the channel, because He sees you." I was not yet baptized in the Holy Spirit, therefore, I did not understand spiritual things. I started looking around the room wondering how God could do that. I started thinking maybe He looks through the eyes of an insect on the wall, or maybe through the eyes of my dog that was lying down on the rug next to the fireplace. I thought to myself, How does He do that? How can the eyes and ears of God be everywhere?
IGod is talkingt just goes to show you that without the baptism of the Holy Spirit you cannot help but be ignorant of spiritual things. God is Spirit, and He is in all places at all times. He is talking to each and every one of us even if we are not listening. He talks to us about all kinds of things: difficult circumstances, beloved people in our lives, how we can walk more closely with Him, and many different situations. How can He communicate to so many people all at the same time about totally different things? Sometimes He talks to whole masses of people about the very same thing all at the same time, for He is omnipresent.
So, What About Tongues and Interpretation of Tongues?
We believe in tongues and the interpretation of tongues today. However, still today there are some who believe the gift of tongues is of the devil. I do not understand how they can believe that! It is clear in the Bible that it is a spiritual gift, and it is not from the devil. But what is the gift for? Is it there to just "ward off evil spirits" like garlic hanging around your neck? Or like a rabbit's foot in your pocket? What is it there for?
I recall back in 1992 I was ministering in a church in Fort Worth, Texas, every Monday night. Each night this one woman would sit right in front of me and speak in tongues the entire time I was preaching. After about three Monday night services I made a point to ask the woman why she continued to speak in tongues while I was bringing the message. Her answer was that she was chasing off any evil spirits that might come through my teachings and to protect the people. This is when I discovered that people just have not a clue as to what the gift of tongues is for. It is very simple and you will see in two verses what tongues and interpretation of tongues is for.
In the law it is written: "With men of other tongues and other lips I will speak to this people; and yet, for all that, they will not hear Me," says the Lord. 1 Corinthians 14:21 (and Isaiah 28:11-12)
God gave men stammering tongues, and yet for all that they will not hear me. Do you know that the whole purpose of tongues is to hear Him? Paul says that if you pray in tongues, then pray that your mind is fruitful of those things spoken that you do not understand.
Therefore let him who speaks in a tongue pray that he may interpret. For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays, but my understanding is unfruitful. What is the conclusion then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will also pray with the understanding. I will sing with the spirit, and I will also sing with the understanding. 1 Corinthians 14:13-15
Pray in the spirit, then pray your natural tongueWhat good does it do if I speak in tongues and not understand one word? How will you ever know what God is saying? But if there is an interpretation, then you will know what God is saying. When we pray in the spirit, we edify ourselves. What does that mean? Did you know prophecy is for edification? That it is for comfort and for building up? It is like you are prophesying to yourself when you pray in the spirit (tongues) and then pray in your natural tongue what the Holy Spirit revealed to you Spirit to spirit.
Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God. Romans 8:26-27
It is very edifying when you hear the voice of God, no matter what He is saying. Even if it is bad news, He can make it sweet as honey. There is something edifying about it, even when you are told you will go through difficulty. If we know God is in it with us, we have courage and know we will make it with His help.
Kent Simpson, Prophetic Pastor
Prophetic Ministries Today

Kent Simpson is the pastor of Prophetic Ministries Today located in Gainesville, Texas. He is a former conservative bank president who gave up his lifestyle to follow God's calling to be His prophet. Prophet Kent has been hearing God for others since 1989 and has provided over 120,000 personal prophecy tapes to people all around the world. Believers, unbelievers, investors, business people, Norwegian parliament, and the Pentagon are some of the people who have sought his counseling through the years.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Victory is yours, It's a new Day, Launch out into the deep

Last night as I was gathered at the Prayer Gathering at Crusaders I received an open vision.  It was of a Champagne bottle.  One used in celebration of an event, like a new year. One used in christening a new vessel. One used to soak everyone after a victory.

We speak of new wine as a type of the Holy Spirit.  Yet, I have never considered how new wine will act... it ferments, bubbles, expands and if it's placed in the wrong type of container it will burst out.

Luke 5:37  No one puts new wine into old wine skins. For the new wine would burst the wine skins, spilling the wine and ruining the skins.

It's from the pressure.  Its from the fermenting.   The aging.  The development.  

I saw this happen in the spirit.

The Lord was saying by this picture presented to me that the cork has come out.  There has been a shaking.  The cork was pretty secure, wired in, solid.  Yet... as the pressure built, there is an explosion.  New wine released, escaped.  

The celebration in the spirit is like a new year has come.  A new beginning.  New wine released.  There has been a long battle for the hearts and minds of men.  Deception in this season has been profound.  Many have been lulled into sleep.  Many have become discouraged.  YET "POP"  the cork is out and the new has come.  Old things passing away.  All things new.

New light is shining in a dark place.  I can't tell you when exactly this took place, but it has.  We are about to see an outpouring of new wine.  The old rancid stagnant still wine is no longer good to drink.  

It's not only at the beginning of a new year, a new season that we see new wine explode from it's container, it's also at a time of celebration.  One after a great victory.  We see this often in the locker room of a victorious ball team. 

The victors break out the new wine and pour it all over each other.  It's a mess, but it's joyful, exuberant.  This is what is happening in the spirit.  A great victory has been won.  One you may not yet see... but GAME OVER WE WON.    It's time to baptize each other in Joy.   In the new wine.  It's a wonderful thing.. and more important, it's a celebration you can enter into.  You are on the team.

One last image given me last night.  The image of new wine used to launch a vessel. 

You will note that when this happens, the person doing the initiation, the christening of the vessel gets all wet.  You can't launch out into the deep without getting a little wet.  That too is a new day.  That too is why I saw this vision... we are launching out into waters we did not know we would.  

The celebration is new vessels in new water.  Never before has this ship been in the water.  Now it is about to prove it's ability to fulfil it's purpose.

You are in exactly the same place.

There has been much deferred hope, much discouragement, much despair, much decline.  

We thought it could not get worse.  That hopelessness was our portion.  YET... I am here to announce, victory.  The enemy has once again overplayed his hand, once again shown himself to be the great deceiver, once again to demonstrate his ineptness.  Oh, he's crafty, but he's no match for those who persevere, who stay strong, who never give up.  

God never gave up on you... and on that you can depend.


Sunday, September 15, 2013

OK Prophecy Buffs, Has this already happened, or will it happen?

 IF this is yet to happen, then what else will happen in this same flow of scripture? I am asking sincerely, We need to be careful what we shelve in Prophecy...

"In that day five of Egypt’s cities will follow the Lord of Heaven’s Armies. They will even begin to speak Hebrew, the language of Canaan. One of these cities will be Heliopolis, the City of the Sun. In that day there will be an altar to the Lord in the heart of Egypt, and there will be a monument to the Lord at its border. It will be a sign and a witness that the Lord of Heaven’s Armies is worshiped in the land of Egypt. When the people cry to the Lord for help against those who oppress them, he will send them a savior who will rescue them. The Lord will make himself known to the Egyptians. Yes, they will know the Lord and will give their sacrifices and offerings to him. They will make a vow to the Lord and will keep it. The Lord will strike Egypt, and then he will bring healing. For the Egyptians will turn to the Lord, and he will listen to their pleas and heal them. In that day Egypt and Assyria will be connected by a highway. The Egyptians and Assyrians will move freely between their lands, and they will both worship God. And Israel will be their ally. The three will be together, and Israel will be a blessing to them. For the Lord of Heaven’s Armies will say, “Blessed be Egypt, my people. Blessed be Assyria, the land I have made. Blessed be Israel, my special possession!” (Isaiah 19:18-25 NLT)

Gates and Doors...Lance Wallnau

PROPHETIC UPDATE for September 2013

Tonight ends the Holiest of all Holy Days in Israel....Yom Kippur. I am at Moravian Falls North Carolina, where Rick Joyner and others go to write their books. It is an "open heaven" property purchased by Count Zinzendorf in the 1700's for the purpose of a global mission movement. Bob Jones told my co-host Dave Yarnes that the Lord was going to visit us during Yom Kipur (last 24 hours) and give us a heavenly download.....and He did.

According to Jewish tradition, God inscribes each person's fate for the coming year into a book, the Book of Life, on Rosh Hashanah, and waits until Yom Kippur to "seal" the verdict. During the Days of Awe, a Jewish person tries to amend his or her behavior and seek forgiveness for wrongs done against God (bein adam leMakom) and against other human beings (bein adam lechavero).

The High Priest goes into the Holy of Holies with shed blood and seeks atonement for the people of God. Jesus our High Priest has gone into heaven with His OWN BLOOD according to the book of Hebrews and has made a way open for MERCY to triumph over JUDGMENT If we will but judge ourselves accurately.

God is dealing with not just "sins" but something deeper...the "iniquity" in the lives of His people. An iniquity is a "bent" or inclination of the soul to lean toward certain sins. It's the "want to" or unholy "desire" that can sometimes be the iniquity we must overcome in our own bloodline. As we seek Him the blood brings deliverance to us in areas our children will not fight. God is qualifying you and your children to access GATES of INFLUENCE beyond what you have asked or thought previously.

I would love to talk about all the Lord said but will give you this for now....( it's midnight and we're still fellowshipping and I hate giving you long posts) ....BUT the year 5774 is HERE! The new Hebrew year was crossed into this week -

5773 ( - "3" - being "gumel' in hebrew....shaped like the word it sounds like- camel. Last year was the year of crossing over the wilderness and watching as the provision of God comes to you like camels in the dessert.)

The key number in 5774 is "4" and that "4" word in Hebrew is "DALET" and it is often translated as it looks in the letter - a "tent flap that is open," like a "door." God has opened a door in the heavens (Rev 4:1) that corresponds to an open door into on earth. This year is a year of alignments with doors in a whole new way. Watch for Apostolic alignments for Prophetic purposes in your life. Door's that evaded you in the past will come around again and this time you will go thru them. DON'T PULL BACK into the tent and close the door. Be like Abraham who stood at the door of his tent and watched what God was doing to join him. This is how he discerned three heavenly visitors that came to him and revealed Gods activity in a major city nearby. (Gen 18:1)

DOORS will open to the poor in spirit. GATES of Hell will be under siege by the "ekklesia"...the "church" which will meet at the GATES of influence in a whole new way.

Stay tuned! I want to say more. Tell me what you have been getting for the 5774 year ahead!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Bitterness and Unforgiveness MUST end for Restoration to Begin

I have been involved in many ways in the body of Christ outside of what you might expect for an older white German descendant from North Dakota.  It has become now my preferred environment as a Christian when engaged in Worship and the Word.   I love worship and the Word when my Black Brothers and Sisters are flowing. There is nothing like it.

Yet, there is one thing I have become aware of as a prophet that is a substantial hindrance, even a bondage to many in the body of Christ... particularly among African Americans. Christians in the Church who are part of that community are operating under a generational curse that is reinforced by misleaders.  Please let me explain.  It's deep and very painful to grasp.

Way before my ancestors came to this country on a ship and way before most of our grandparents were born there were law put in place that made illegal the practice of owning humanity for your own purposes.  Slavery.

For a brief period there was a flow during which there seemed to be restoration.  Great leaders who's names we recognize came to the fore.  They fought the battle and won.  Here is an article defining who they were.

We still have great achievers, inventors and innovators, but that has become more the exception.  This should not be.  Something is not as it should be.

It's been a long time, yet in trying to grasp this, much as been revealed.  We are all very familiar with the detrimental effects of bitterness and unforgiveness on an individual.  We can cast it out, we can get people to renounce their bitterness.  They can deal with it.  It's a common thing.

I don't think people recognize how bitterness and unforgiveness can affect a whole culture.  That is what we are seeing. 50 years ago the black culture was making progress, it was difficult, there were obstacles there was rampant racism, but people emerged victorious.  People were coming out of the difficulties and creating successful communities that rivaled any other group of people.

Then a demonic influence began to foster resentment, bitterness and unforgiveness.  It has crippled the community so badly as to make it nearly impossible to emerge from the depths.  A few do.  Some are successful.  But the back story constantly retold that reinforces the bitterness and unforgiveness has made it ten times more difficult.  If you entertain them, these demonic strongholds will keep you captive, you will struggle and fail.  This will take a major deliverance to distance you from your connection with these demonic strongholds.  It will be one at a time, but then whole groups will see what it takes and be set free.

Make no question, the issues of the past are real, but they are amplified to the point in people's spirits where they have become a bondage in themselves.  There are inequities and racism, but that has always been the case. 

If restoration is to come to the community at large, the bitterness and unforgiveness that has become so dominant, particularly since the Trayvon Martin murder, must be confronted.  This has dialed back any hope many have of getting out of poverty and lack.
The race baiting industry continues to pick the scab of resentment, bitterness and unforgiveness.  There must arise a new movement of leaders who will speak of restoration driven by the very things that drove those great souls to greatness.  They will confront the underlying spiritual disorder that infects the community and the culture.  Bitterness, Unforgiveness and Resentment.

We have some such today, but far too few.  It's time to break out of the victim mold and become what God intended.

That cannot happen however as long as bitterness and unforgiveness remains deep inside.

Come out!!

In Jesus Name.

How I best Pray for our President.... and Nation

He IS my President. HE is there by the grace of God (Grace as in Graces).  I certainly wish we could have done better.  There is a place however for those so otherwise graced to take the blinders from those, even if it's painful, to see what and who he is as he acts.  I pray for him, probably not as often as I should. 

Most recently I had these prayer components:   
  • Safety for him and his family, anything happening to him would be crisis of a great degree,  
  • His hand turned from evil,  
  • Supernatural wisdom or supernatural restraint from doing damage to those he is over,  Divine correction or direction as he leads, 
  • Boldness for those around him to speak truth, 
  • That his ears be shut to the demonic influences in his circle, 
  • That he HEAR the word of the Lord clearly and boldly spoken to him,
  • That whatever damage he does is not permanent on our nation. 

The truth is our nation needs prayer for protection, both from evil but from the agenda that he has fostered including
  • Gay Marriage,
  • Homosex openly in our military,
  • Increased abortion rights,
  • Embracing of Islam in our nation, 
  • War on free speech and religion,
  • Fostering a spirit of Violence he set upon this nation after the Trayvon Martin travesty 
  • Racial divisiveness that has split this nation right down the middle.

None of those are godly acts or decisions.  None of them should be prayed for his success in them. They are rooted in demon spirits that will be hard to get rid of.  He has fostered a great economic change for the much worse.  I cannot pray that any of these things succeed.  I can only pray that he fails completely in his quest to take us places I believe that most people who DID vote for him nearly 5 years ago never imagined we would go.  I also pray that many of them will come to the knowledge of the truth so never again will be experience such a destructive administration.

The path leading the weak by Gretchen Kershaw

I don't know her personally, but I know her wisdom and heart.  Read all she writes.  AND find this to be a stunning visual on the world, particularly for young people that is trying to destroy us all:
Her words follow:

    I woke up this morning and the Lord showed me two paths down a road, side by side people walked. On the right side people were walking together in formation. The path was dirt and there were hills and turns and bumpy road under their feet. One by one as the turns, hills and bumps in the road approached them, they all joined hands together so that, if one began to fall they would lift them up, or if one became tired they would keep them going. Now all along this journey, they could see the others that were walking on the left side of them that were going down the other path. What was interesting is that those on the right were walking in daylight and those on the left were walking in the night.

    The other path that was on the left side was visually appealing as it was smooth. I saw the people on that path walking without any formation, they were laughing and hollering, dressed in many ways. Along that path were bars, strip joints, clubs, casinos, houses, prostitutes, festivals, concerts, and all kinds of places. As they approached these places, one of the people would take this hook and put it in the nose of the person next to them and take them by the nose and pull them with them. These people went into these places and partook of all that was offered and back on the path they went.

    Now, the people on the right were trying to warn the people on the left, of what they saw coming up ahead in the path. They tried to get them to come over to their path but in order to come they couldn’t bring the things with them that they were partaking in, interesting thing is that they had to change clothes as well. The people on the left laughed at those on the right and said “NO, why don’t you come over here and join us and began to take their hands and show them all the “FUN” that was on their side of the path.

    The people on the right stayed on their path and continued on. Those on the left were still walking in the evening and by this time everyone had someone they were hooked to by a golden ring in the person’s nose. The people were staggering all over the place when all the sudden a huge pit was in front of them all.

    They were so caught off guard that one by one they fell in. I saw the earth begin to shake and all those bars, strip clubs etc…that the people were going in, one by one the foundation of the places were blown out, windows shattered and they caught on fire. As they caught on fire they fell into this pit with these people.

    I then saw this pit filled with the dirt of the earth and all that were in it were sealed and there was no way out. In my spirit I began to weep as I wanted to go start digging and help them out. The Lord said to me, they all had the choice to walk down the same path the others on the right were given. They all had time to choose to cross over and lay down the things they were partaking in and be cleansed and new.

    Before the pit came upon them, they had plenty of warning calls from those that were on the right. Instead of heeding to the warning they mocked, laughed and continued in their sin. They chose the path they wanted to follow. Yes the path on the right was bumpy, and sharp, hills, turns etc…but one by one those on that path would not let the other fall. They weren’t leading them astray but walking in unity, holding one another up.

    As I saw this in the physical I was worried for these people, because this pit totally caught them off guard. Also, this got me to thinking about people who are leading many people astray, by dragging others into dark places and believing that it’s ok to show others how to partake of sin, drunkenness, partying, sleeping with women/men and enticing them to the “lifestyle” all because it’s fun.

    God wants us to seriously think about what we are doing. These people who are leading others astray WILL BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE! Those that walk in dark have to give up dark to enter into the light. Sinners lead others to Sin. Saved lead others to Salvation. As a believer I CANNOT pacify others who live the dark life, I CANNOT justify and agree with them that the “lifestyle” is fun, ok, safe, no harm, experiences etc…I just CANNOT…because I am going to be held accountable to God as well.

    These people on the left path were enticing the people as they came on their path and were giving approval of such behavior. They led these people right into the pit! Sure they had their drinking, partying, sex, clubbing, drugs, money etc…but where did all that fun lead them? THE PIT!

    Look what is written in Matthew 18:6-9 Woe to the world because of its stumbling blocks! For it is inevitable that stumbling blocks come; but woe to that man through whom the stumbling block comes! If your hand or foot causes you to sin, cut it off and cast it from you. It is better for you to enter into life lame or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet, to be cast into the everlasting fire. 9 And if your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and cast it from you. It is better for you to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes, to be cast into hell fire.

    Luke 17:1-2 He said to His disciples, it is inevitable that stumbling blocks come, but woe to him through whom they come! It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck and he were thrown into the sea, than that he would cause one of these little ones to stumble.…

    We have to understand the severity of our part in leading someone astray. If you are sinning and living in darkness that’s your choice, however….don‘t lead the weak, na├»ve down that path with you. Sure they have free will to follow you, but you enticing them with the mess you’re wrapped up in, God is going to hold you accountable one day for the part you played in their stumble, fall and eternal separation from God.

    Being responsible for our own downfall is already way to much…let alone being responsible for somebody else’s downfall.

    Those on the right path tried to get the weak and innocent to not be yoked up with the others. They tried to warn them…but ultimately it is each individual’s choice to hear and obey. We as believers of Christ need to stand in the gap for these people and pray that the LORD awakens those people NOW….so that they can turn and get cleansed before the pit swallows them up.

    Christians…we cannot put stumbling blocks in others’ lives, nor can we compromise with those that are following in sin. I CANNOT go to the strip club and have some drinks with these people and say I’m of Christ and partake of the same darkness. I am called to show them by the “fruit” I bare… YET another way….We have to be Accountable… Christians…BE MATURE & RESPONSIBLE to show them JESUS!


    Matthew 13:36-43 Then Jesus sent the multitude away and went into the house. And His disciples came to Him, saying, “Explain to us the parable of the tares of the field.” He answered and said to them: “He who sows the good seed is the Son of Man.

    The field is the world, the good seeds are the sons of the kingdom, but the tares are the sons of the wicked one. The enemy who sowed them is the devil, the harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are the angels. Therefore as the tares are gathered and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of this age. The Son of Man will send out His angels, and they will gather out of His kingdom all things that offend, and those who practice lawlessness, and will cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Then the righteous will shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears to hear, let him hear!

    Revelation 20:14-15 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead which were in them; and they were judged, every one of them according to their deeds. Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire. And if anyone's name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.


    MARK 8:36 For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?

    Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

    Romans 10:9-11 IF you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.”

    Romans 10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Counting Fish

Jesus instructed the Disciples to go out and fish when they by rights should not have, they caught 153 fish.  They counted them.  I suspect they all went to market to fulfill their purpose... FOOD.   John 21:6-14 
This happened AFTER Jesus was crucified and rose again. The nets were not broken.

There are lots of theorise as to meaning of the 153 fish.  Some worth considering, and some just plain weird.  This is not about that.

What is important to me in this prophetic consideration is that they counted them. It mattered to them that they got a count.    

It is important that we measure and count the fruit of our labor in the spirit.

It is that the Lord said to me today. I was in El Paso IL.  In my Car. Driving. No praise music on and the Lord said, how many are lost?  How many that were once brought in are lost because of broken nets?

Here's what HE is asking.  What confession, what spiritual effort, which denomination or movement catches and retains the fish it cat aches..  Fishers of men.

The place to start is the children.  Children are brought up in the fear and admonition of the Lord yet at some point are lost.  They never darken the door of a church again.

Here's the question HE is asking.  Which of these NETS hold?

  • Catholic
  • Baptist
  • Lutheran
  • Pentecostal
  • Evangelical
  • Charismatic lite
  • Seventh Day Adventist
  • Methodist
  • Presbyterian
  • Calvin Reformed

IF Father gave you 153 teenagers in your net   ...all about 14 years old, you do your best to disciple them, which of these confessions will retain them best by the time they are 24  or 34?

I don't have an answer but it disturbed me.  Most of the time a confirmation equals never coming to church again. This is a broken net.  God won't honor or continue to send fish to those nets who cannot hold.

That is the word of the LORD!!

Friday, September 6, 2013

Bob and Bonnie Jones: The Circuit Riders and the Lost Coin

Circuit Riders Released With Power
I saw a white light come out of Heaven; it looked like it was a mile wide. I was looking to see where it was going to land. But it didn't land; it kept going and made a circle. As I observed the circle it became a huge circle of light and a silver ring like a wedding ring. I prayed for the meaning of this and this is what I felt the Lord was saying.

"This light has been My circuit riders that I've given small circles for them to deliver mail in. The Church is My post office and the circuit riders are the ones I send from My post office to other people that they might hear My words." 

And He said that, "I have been testing the people in small things and I've given them small routes, like small rings. But now I'm going to enlarge their rings. And those who have been totally obedient, I'm going to enlarge their rings worldwide and they shall deliver the mail to the saints over the whole earth. They shall deliver the Father's message, which is the message of love."

As Bob and I discussed the circuit riders revelation, it was quickened to us that a circuit is an electrical device that provides a path for electrical current to flow. We believe these circuit riders are being released with power. That was like the line coming out of Heaven. It's the breaker anointing being released with the power of the Word. And it was like a direct power line coming straight out of Heaven.

All of our power down here on earth works through circuits. I believe the Lord is saying, "I'm turning your power on through these circuit riders and they'll reveal the power of God in greater circles than they've ever been before." Get ready to see the power of God revealed!

I saw this in the United States and I believe the United States is getting ready for a breakthrough in power. Those who have been faithful in taking their commission to different places and cities are going to go back with greater power than they've ever had before and with greater breakthrough. He's going to be releasing some of these circuit riders worldwide and now they're going in power.
"They will also deliver the message of salvation unto many. Where they have seen one salvation in their ministry in the past, now they will see a ten because I'm increasing them ten times. And I'll be with them in their circuits. They will go out like a circle and come back to the post office to be regenerated and renewed and get their mail."
Uncovering the Lost Coin
In a trance I saw earth that had been spaded up like with one spade. I looked at the earth and on top of it was a coin. I looked at the coin and it was a silver shekel. I asked, "What is this?" The Lord told me, "That which is lost has been found and it's two places in Scripture." The same coin was like two stories; the parable of the lost coin from Luke 15 and the temple tax from Mark 17.

Marriage Dowry
One was the shekel that the woman lost and she went through the house and looked everywhere to find it because it was the top coin in the marriage dowry. She couldn't get married without it. So that which was lost, she has found.

"Or what woman, having ten silver coins, if she loses one coin, does not light a lamp, sweep the house, and search carefully until she finds it? And when she has found it, she calls her friends and neighbors together, saying, 'Rejoice with me, for I have found the piece which I lost!' Likewise, I say to you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents." Luke 15:8-10

I believe the woman is the Church, and we're getting ready for a marriage of Isaiah 62:3-4 because the Father is blessing the marriage. Then the Lord is taking the hand of the royal diadem (the Bride). The Church will then have the Father over it and it will be a family of Believers. And what we believe in we will receive and what we doubt, we'll do without. That doing without is coming to an end and that which we believe is getting ready to produce faith. Faith will come out of our belief and we'll see a change in things. So get ready for faith. 

Peter and His Master Pay Their Taxes
Peter and Jesus went up to the temple to pray. When they got to the temple the guards wouldn't let them in because there was a temple tax of ½ shekel a piece. Jesus was the Temple but they didn't recognize Him. He and Peter went outside and the Lord told Peter to go down to the lake and there will be a fish that you'll catch. When you do, take the coin out of the fish's mouth. So Peter did what the Lord told him to do. He went down to the lake and caught the first fish and removed the silver shekel from its mouth and brought it back to Jesus. Then Peter paid the tax for both of them and they entered the temple.

When they had come to Capernaum, those who received the temple tax came to Peter and said, "Does your Teacher not pay the temple tax?" Matthew 17:24, Amplified

Get ready for the Lord to be welcomed into His temple now. Things are changing here too because He'll be recognized. His temple is being made now in Ephesians 2:21 on the foundation of apostles and prophets. The purpose is for cohabitation with our Father. That temple is coming into place now with living stones. It's a round temple that no wind can get hold of to harm in any way. There the Father will cohabitate with us in the spirit. Get ready now for the living stones to be built into a living temple of relationships and intimacy joining together the Body of Christ in a common purpose. 

Message of the Circuit Riders
The message that the circuit riders will deliver is "the Father loves you." The Father wants to cohabitate with you in the spirit (Ephesians 2:22.) So get ready for the living temple of God and for the presence of the Father to cohabitate with His sons and daughters. The temple itself is the Lord Jesus Christ and the living stones likened to Him joined together in a total complete unity.
The circuit riders will go forth throughout the whole earth with the breaker anointing releasing power of the Word as the Holy Spirit endues them with power from on high. This power goes forth on the wind (Ecclesiastes 1:6) so everyone born of the Spirit will recognize its sound, and salvation shall be plentiful as the prodigals come home.
The wind goes toward the south, and turns around to the north; The wind whirls about continually, And comes again on its circuit. Ecclesiastes 1:6
Out of the mouth of the fish the blessings come. The coin is grace, evangelism and a spiritual marriage. Get ready to see the release of power like the earth has never experienced before. I believe the white light out of Heaven is the glory of God in power being released to touch the whole earth by these circuit riders.

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


Thursday, September 5, 2013

Going to War Over Pride

Satan's primary tool to cause people to stumble is pride.  It is a demon called Leviathan.  It is a spirit that will stop a person from doing right because of price or force them to do wrong for the same reason.

Reason and wisdom are crushed by Leviathan.  Only honor and pride matter. 

That demon is what is driving the war about to commence in the Middle East.  To be certain, great evil is afoot.  Islamic extremists and a very heavy handed dictator crushing them cruelly has the world's attention.  These conflicts are as old as history.  There are proxy supporters, but no direct intervention.  We must stay out of this.

You can see that Leviathan has raised it's ugly head in the fact that people who would NEVER support an incursion into Syria are now supporting it because:
  • We need to make sure this president doesn't lose face
  • Once we drew the line in the sand, we look weak if we don't act
  • Our national reputation will suffer if we back down
  • Our enemies will celebrate if we retreat

These kinds of sentiments are all over the news. It's the demon Leviathan.  Pride. The demon is driving us to war.

Perhaps it's time for that demon to be cast out, nationally.

We have no business being part of this conflict.  This is not about humanitarianism, this is about pride.

Here's the prophecy, IF we do this thing, and I believe we will, it will escalate tension in the world and will lead to a wider conflict.  Pray that our leaders will get a swift spirit of humility and set aside worldly pride to step back from the abyss.

Steve Shultz: Feel Like Encouraging Others? Then "Covet To Prophesy"

I became momentarily angry on a recent morning when I read a headline on a piece of "junk" email that came to me. The headline read, "5 Signs You'll Get Cancer." I say "junk email" because that is how I felt about it. Yet it was on an otherwise very credible email list I'd subscribe to.
After settling down, I refused to read even another word. I don't appreciate headlines that put fear into people and I'm certain some people will read that headline and then rush to read all the signs that PROVE they'll get cancer. However well-intentioned this "health email" was, from my perspective, the possibility to cause fear with that headline, and that story far outweighed any solution they might have to offer.
Why am I telling you this?
Because, this is an example of what NOT to do, when sharing communication from the Holy Spirit...and because what this headline did to the reader (in this case myself), causing fear, frustration and more – is the very opposite of what today's prophet (or prophetically gifted person) – inspired and empowered by the Holy Spirit – will be seen doing!
The Scriptures in the New Testament clearly say that in 1 Corinthians 14:3: "But one who prophesies strengthens others, encourages them, and comforts them."
I know that many of you, just as I have, have encountered a prophetic word that has sent confusion, fear, embarrassment or shame – coursing through your mind, spirit and your soul. The likelihood is NEARLY 100% that this prophetic word, or your understanding of it, was not from the Lord at all. If you've received such a word, take it to the Lord. It is likely the Lord will tell you, "That wasn't Me saying that Word to you!"
Godly revelation has certain attributes – James 3:17 says, "But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, unwavering, without hypocrisy."
The revelatory gifts include, but are not limited to – a "word of wisdom" (1 Corinthians 12:8), a "word of knowledge" (1 Corinthians 12:8), and a "word of prophecy" (2 Peter 1:19). Any of the revelatory gifts, just like the gift or use of wisdom as in the above passages (James 3:17), is meant to edify, build up, encourage, be peaceable, be gentle, full of mercy, and so on... Except for very emergency situations, New Testament/New Covenant prophets will be seeking to bring comfort to you.
Can you imagine a prophet or prophetically gifted person coming to your church, calling someone out of the congregations and saying, "I'm going to prove to you that you have cancer and here are the 5 signs in your body that you're experience so you'll know that I'm right that you have cancer!" No, of course not. That "prophet" would last five minutes in your church before he was thrown out on his ear. Most people reading this would intuitively know that God just wouldn't do that through a prophet TO ONE OF HIS KIDS!
What? I Am Allowed to Covet Prophesying?
Once you realize that prophesying to others is about edifying and building them up, you're going to want to prophesy yourself, am I right? Remember this Scripture:
1 Corinthians 14:3 "But one who prophesies strengthens others, encourages them, and comforts them."

When I first looked into the way the King James Version translated this approach to prophecy, I was both surprised, delighted, and I couldn't wait to share it with others... Here it is:
1 Corinthians 14:39-40 "Wherefore, brethren, covet to prophesy, and forbid not to speak with tongues. Let all things be done decently and in order."
Now, it's important to remember that just before "covet to prophesy" the Apostle Paul, in the same passage, has just told the reader in 1 Corinthians 14:3 "But one who prophesies strengthens others, encourages them, and comforts them."
Taken together, the reason you are not only allowed to covet but ENCOURAGED TO COVET PROPHESYING TO OTHERS, it that it is a gift that encouraged, strengthens, and comforts the hearer.
What Does Covet Prophesying Do For Me?
Under the Old Covenant (Old Testament) we are told not to Covet "Your neighbor's wife, his cattle...OR ANYTHING THAT IS YOUR NEIGHBOR'S."
FellowshipBut under the New Covenant (New Testament) there is one thing specifically mentioned that it is JUST FINE to Covet and that is Prophesying. When you see someone building up others, encouraging them in their walk, and you say to yourself, "Man, I'd LOVE to have that gift. I truly WANT the same thing he has (or she has) of prophesying to others. I just covet that gift." I'm telling you (today's reader) that the Bible itself is telling you (my paraphrase) "this is OK to Covet...this is one thing you SHOULD COVET." Another version describes it as in 1 Corinthians 14:1, "Follow the way of love and eagerly desire gifts of the Spirit, especially prophecy."
In 1 Corinthians, Chapter 14, if we are told in several ways to Covet, to earnestly desire or eagerly desire the gift of prophecy, the purpose of that instruction from the Lord becomes obvious. Why would God tell you to Covet or earnestly desire that which you could not have? He wouldn't!
This means the very thing you COVET and EARNESTLY DESIRE, if that thing is PROPHESYING, then that is a GIFT openly available to you and you should begin to practice hearing the Lord for yourself and for others.
To learn to prophesy is a gift that grows over the LIFETIME of a Believer, but it you start today and you begin to practice that gift under the anointing of the Holy Spirit, then that is one gift you can already say, "I HAVE THAT GIFT! I desired it EARNESTLY because God told us to desire it earnestly, and now I'm already beginning to learn to encourage and build up many in the Body of Christ through the gift of prophesying to others!"
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