Prisoner of Hope as a Scribe of God

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by One Blue Horse (Charlene)

If that guy was a girl, that could be me … as I sit here on my couch with layers of clothes on plus a sweat shirt complete with hoodie, an electric throw, thick socks and finger-less gloves so I can keep my hands warm while typing on my laptop. I have a laptop stand that rolls around and I can pull it into the couch so I can study, watch videos and type what God shows me with my blanket over me. I am a Scribe of God’s Heart.

Go back three years…when God and I set out on this adventure of being a “Scribe of His Heart”. I didn’t have a clue what was coming nor could I put a name to the world I would soon be in.

I found myself stuck by circumstances in a town where I didn’t know anyone and did not want to be … My plan was to return to the Northern Territory where it was relatively dry and warm, hopefully back to my job working with Aboriginal people out in their villages as I had for six years. However God had a totally different picture of my future life.

“The mind of man plans his way, But the LORD directs his steps.” Proverbs 16:9

I applied for dozens of jobs in my field, including my previous job, but nothing …. So I was truly stuck. Someone told me about Bill Johnson and teachings you could watch online, so I started watching to keep my mind from going crazy with boredom. Wouldn’t you know, nearly the first teaching I saw was about being a prisoner of hope.

Return to the stronghold, You prisoners of hope. Even today I declare That I will restore double to you.” Zechariah 9:12

So I could put a name to what was happening. Then a second teaching on the same subject came my way unexpectedly … OK God I get it, I’m stuck here for a while as a prisoner of … hope I can move on … soon! That was three years ago and the start of my studies as God led me from one anointed teacher to another. I admit I was excited to have time to just study and read God’s word for hours. I have always loved reading and I am a writer but never had time for either, due to work, and now here I was, a prisoner of hope in a new life, based on a promise God had given me after the first 6 months of saying YES to what He asked.

Next He started encouraging me to start blogging again, so I did. About that time I made my second move to a different town. All seemed good and there was reverse cycle heating in two rooms and a working fireplace so I was assured of a warm winter. And then came spring and the rains and the house flooded inside 3 times. The flooding was confined to the kitchen, hallway and laundry room and sweeping out only took a couple hours and maybe the owner would repair the roof … but then came the mold in the walls and cupboards of the kitchen where the water came in through the wall under the roof.

Skipping all the sordid details; I moved again after 8 months to a lovely big house in the middle of a large vineyard with a fireplace that was said to heat the whole house! It was summer when I moved. Then introduce an early winter and one of the worst in the history of Australia!

May I digress at this time … I had prayed fervently over the next house I was to move to. It was my third move in less than three years, I wanted it to be God’s pick and not mine. I pulled off the road by the property and heard a definite, “peace” and “safety” in my spirit. It was nearly a miracle that I got it so I felt YES, God is in this!

Now back to winter … as in right now! The fireplace doesn’t work … and the owners don’t feel obligated to fix it since I also have a small electric wall heater. Sounds OK, except the wall heater heats the living room … sort of … and warms the open plan kitchen even less. I have shut off all the other rooms in the house. This is a brick house with no insulation so leaving the other rooms shut off from the heat is like being outside when you walk into them and makes for interesting trips to the bathroom. I sleep on the couch in the living room because the bedroom is too cold even with an electric blanket. In the living room even with the heater on full it only gets into the 60’s at the warmest part of day. For those of you with Celsius that is 16. It has been below freezing outside at night.

At first I was angry with God and had many tantrums as I hate being cold all the time. I lived most of my life in the desert region of Southern California so it is my inheritance to-not-like-cold. God had told me, against protest, to start using Facebook for HIS ministry, before winter. Once I realized the tool the internet is to reach the world I was happy to comply. So now I have daily study for words to put up for others to read. When I start in the morning my hands freeze hence the gloves, as I sit covered with my electric throw and layers of clothes.

I would lay on my couch at night, in the dark, trying to sleep, covered with blankets and still chilly and wonder how I got here in this place … oh yeah, God brought me. I’ve gone through stages of feeling like an orphan, a castaway, neglected by my Father and lots of anger and tears. But in the end I had to admit; 1) I could be so much worse off, a saying learned from my mother; 2) God is using every minute of this for my own good; 3) Summer will come eventually!

Bottom line is God will use everything in our lives to achieve what He wants us to become, to know our identity in Him and to be able to accept all the good things He intends for us. As I kept listening to His voice and reading all of His Words, I quit feeling sorry for myself and admitted I was growing closer to Him and learning more in this cold stronghold than I had in the past two years. He provided money to buy the electric throw which made all the difference at night when I turn the heater off to save money. I found once I got warm I could shut off the electric throw and stay warm all night.

God also directed me to make other changes, separating me from people and situations which were very hard at first but the abundant joy and peace I have now, far outweigh the losses. We must align with God and make our YES to him stick in our heart and soul no matter where He takes us. We cannot stay in an area to please people whether they are friends, family, church or even a job. If He moves you out He will have something far better waiting for you. So find the courage, faith and trust to move where God directs you and be content with the stops along the way even if they aren’t what you want for your life … God will only leave you there til you learn what you need for the next mile.

Sharing my heart and the heart of the Father! Be blessed and trust God above all. ~ Charlene

 

 

Holy Spirit Series | No Condemnation!

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“There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.”Romans 8:1

Paul’s words here are powerful! Do you believe them? This authoritative declaration of NO CONDEMNATION comes to us in Yeshua—Jesus—our Messiah!

As Believers, we have a verdict of Not Guilty; Not Condemned! Paul wants to use logic to prove God’s declaration. Since God the Father does not condemn Jesus, therefore, neither can the Father condemn those who are in Jesus. Jesus promises not to leave His people. He promises to live with us and in us.

“…He may abide in you forever – the Spirit of truth… for He dwells with you and will be in you. I will not leave you… I will come to you.”John 14:16-18

Our Savior promises to be with us forever… with the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. We are sealed to God for eternity. However, sometimes we still feel condemned in the here and now. How does this happen? Believers still struggle and are tempted.

Temptation to believe lies surrounds our lives. When we are amid a battle, wrestling with sin and have feelings of condemnation and fear; read and meditate on Romans 8:1. This is a place of peace and confidence during confusion and conflict.

God wants us to know, with confidence, when we walk according to the Spirit, the enemy and his lies must leave. God has laid claim on His children and wants us to live life abundantly.

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In our daily grind, we get caught up with our thoughts and plans. We begin to walk in our will and make our own plans. Our short-term memory forgets that God’s will is perfect. He wants us to seek Him in everything. He gave us a Counselor, Helper and Teacher—the Holy Spirit. Walking according to the Spirit is not only pleasing to God, but gives us an immeasurable peace. This brings God the glory!

When we are struggling in the flesh, the enemy enters in and robs us of the joy we have in our salvation. He makes us doubt our citizenship in Heaven. It’s when the lies start to creep in. We listen to lies like, “this sin is way too big for God’s forgiveness” or, “if you’re a Christian, you would have never done that!” Therefore, it is imperative that the Believer must identify when they are not walking by the Spirit. Remember, God is gracious, loving, kind and patient. He knows we will struggle, and He is ALWAYS faithful to be there when we seek Him.

If you are struggling with feelings of condemnation and recognize that you are walking in your own will, turn to God now. Pray a prayer of repentance, changing your mind that you will walk according to the Spirit. Pursue God’s will for your life in prayer and in His Word. Ask God to put His Words of Romans 8:1 deep into your mind and heart, pulling it up whenever those negative feelings start creeping in. Read, meditate, and write down God’s promise of your guiltless verdict today! God has mercifully set you free from sin’s penalty and power through Yeshua, our Savior!

Thank you so much for joining me today as we continue this series on the Holy Spirit. If you missed my last post on this topic please [CLICK HERE]

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A Timely Word for Those Who are Being ‘Pressed

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by Ana Werner, Kansas City, Missouri

If you’re experiencing a season of PRESSING, be encouraged! Out of it will rise the sweetest perfume and fragrance in your life!

A Season of Pressing

Recently, I went through a season that was rough and I felt like I was being pressed on every side. Have you ever been through a season where it feels like that? We’ve been contending for the breakthrough. This is our year right? But all too often the enemy tries to wear our faith down. It is a season right now of pressing. I think we all could agree that when we’re in those seasons, we can’t wait for the ending to be near. We look forward to the finish of the hardship. In my weakness, I met with God to discuss my current situation. I prayed, “God, what are You doing right now?” And He answered.

I suddenly saw that I was before a large circular press. As I drew near it, I could see it was in fact an olive press. Olives were inside the large stone contraption, and I watched that as they were being squished, oil was being separated from the rest of their contents. I just kept watching the large stone pressing and squishing those olives over and over. I didn’t like that stone! The process seemed quite barbaric to me. Then as I stared at them being squeezed, I heard His voice.

“I Am For You, Not Against You”

“I’m pressing you right now. I’m turning up the heat. What will be extracted out of you during this season? What will be the sound you release? Will you still exhibit My joy, love, peace, patience, kindness, gentleness and self-control? Will you still trust Me, and say that I am good?

“I love you and I am here, but you must know it even when you can’t feel Me. I am not a distant God. I will take care of you, but you must do your part. Praise Me. Press through the pain and worship, and watch what I’ll do through this. I am for you, not against you. The pressing is a refinement of your character. You will see what’s in your heart during this season, and you will see how much you truly need Me. Come, let’s do this together.”

A Season of Growth and Stretching

All too often, when I am facing something hard in life, I just think about getting through it. It’s about the product right, not the process? Wrong. Process isn’t a word a lot of us like, nor is “refinement.” God loves me just as I am in my broken state, but He sees the potential. The process doesn’t scare Him, otherwise He would have long ago turned away from mankind.

We’re being pressed right now. Out of the refinement season, will rise the sweetest perfume and fragrance in your life. You will grow beyond what you thought you could, but you will be stretched. So will you choose to worship, and then worship again today? I am convinced that sacrificial worship releases the sweetest aroma to the King, and it breaks the powers and weaponry of darkness. He’s right there beside you in the pressing season and He’s proud of you, beloved.

“But about midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns of praise to God, and the prisoners were listening to them; and suddenly there came a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison house were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened and everyone’s chains were unfastened.” Acts 16:25-26

Ana Werner
Ana Werner Ministries

Email: click here
Website: anawerner.org

Ana Werner and her husband Sam, are the Associate Directors of the Heartland Healing Rooms in Lees Summit, Missouri, and are also founders of Acacia Ministries International. Ana travels and equips people internationally on seeing in the Spirit, moving in the prophetic, and healing ministry. Her transparency as she shares on the realities and experiences she has in Heaven, bring Holy Spirit, the love of the Father, and the power of God into the room when she speaks.

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Mary of Bethany: A Prophetic Model to This Generation

Nathan Shaw, Dunedin, New Zealand

Mary of Bethany is definitely one of my favorite Bible characters. I love her extravagant devotion to Jesus. Jesus gave His twelve disciples authority to perform dramatic signs and wonders (Matthew 10:1). The sick were healed and the demonized were set free. No such thing is recorded about Mary. She is distinguished simply because she is so often at the feet of Jesus (Luke 10:39, John 11:32; 12:3).

John chapter 13 reveals Jesus washing His disciples’ feet with water. Back up only one chapter and you encounter Mary anointing Jesus’ feet with costly oil and wiping them with her hair – Mary took a pound of very costly oil of spikenard, anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped His feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the oil (John 12:3).

By anointing Him with costly oil she ministered directly to His heart. She recognized a unique opportunity that others missed.

Mary’s action changed the atmosphere in the house. Two powerful fragrances were released: The natural fragrance of spikenard and the spiritual fragrance of worship and devotion.

Judas reacted: “Why was this fragrant oil not sold for three hundred denarii and given to the poor?” (John 12:5). Judas knew exactly how much the expensive oil was worth in dollar terms (the equivalent of a year’s wages). But he didn’t only react because of the apparent waste. The spiritual fragrance of Mary’s worship exposed Judas’ heart.

There was a clash of two spiritual governments. Mary released the government of love. Judas released the government of greed – “This he said, not that he cared for the poor, but because he was a thief, and had the money box; and he used to take what was put in it” (John 12:6). Government exerts influence and changes atmospheres.

Different Levels of Ministry

Recently I was preaching about the clash of these two spiritual governments. Several days later God instantaneously gave me deeper insight. This is what He showed me.

In this passage resources move in three directions:

  • Toward Jesus: Mary’s expensive oil poured on Jesus’ feet.
  • Toward the poor: a significant portion of the money in the money box was for the poor.
  • Toward Judas: Judas was stealing money from the money box.

These three directions represent three different types of ministry:

  • Ministry to God. I like to call this “extravagant waste” (see Matthew 26:8).
  • Ministry to people. I like to call this “human need.”
  • Self-serving. I like to call this “greed.”

Many ministries fit into one or other of these categories. And I don’t just mean public ministry. The five-fold ministry spoken of in Ephesians 4:11 is given to equip all Christians to do the work of ministry (Ephesians 4:12).

“Extravagant waste” is the highest level of ministry. It puts everything at God’s disposal. This level of ministry requires greater vulnerability to God. Not just serving Him or working with Him, but sitting at His feet. To the natural eye it can look excessively wasteful. Why waste all your time sitting at the feet of Jesus? Why waste a years wages in a moment of time?

“Human need” is also a very powerful level of ministry. It uses resources – time, money and energy – to manifest the heart of God. People are healed, delivered, transformed, set free from poverty etc. The majority of the miracles recorded in the Gospels ministered directly to human need.

Mary’s action changed the atmosphere in the house. Two powerful fragrances were released: The natural fragrance of spikenard and the spiritual fragrance of worship and devotion.

Consider a blind person. Not only could they not see, they were also unable to work. When a blind person received their sight they were also delivered from a life of poverty. It is normal for people who regularly witness supernatural miracles to be deeply impacted by the heart of God toward people.

“Greed” is the lowest level of ministry. The mantra of this level of ministry is: “What’s in this for me?” Greed takes that which belongs to others. The money in the money box was for ministry expenses and for the poor. When we are young in our Christian walk our motives are often selfish. But as we grow, this changes. God is gracious toward us in our immaturity. More than just immature, however, Judas was being dishonest.

Consider also that Judas walked with Jesus and the other disciples. He was around people who were serious in their commitment to God and hungry to learn and grow. His selfish greed was inexcusable. Eventually Judas became so vulnerable to the assignment of the enemy that it says Satan entered him (Luke 22:3).

Jesus defended Mary’s extravagant devotion: “Let her alone; she has kept this for the day of My burial. For the poor you have with you always, but Me you do not have always” (John 12:7-8). Jesus had informed His disciples several times that He was going to die, but they didn’t seem to understand. Mary understood that Jesus was going to die and anointed Him for the day of His burial.

Because Mary sat at Jesus’ feet she had rare insight into the heart of God. She understood the purpose of Jesus’ mission. She discerned His need and His deep vulnerability. Going to the Cross was no easy task. By anointing Him with costly oil she ministered directly to His heart. She recognized a unique opportunity that others missed.

The primary purpose of priestly ministry is to minister to the heart of God. The sons of Zadok were commended for this (Ezekiel 40:46; 44:15; 48:11). However, we are all called as priests (1 Peter 2:5, Revelation 1:6). Those who minister primarily to human need can easily become vulnerable to burnout. Human need is vast and the work can be arduous. Those who learn the secret of ministering to God’s heart are supernaturally sustained.

Those who minister to human need and neglect to minister to God’s heart become vulnerable to the assignments of the enemy. That’s why Peter, James and John fell asleep during Jesus’ most vulnerable hour (Matthew 26:36-46, Mark 14:32-42).

Mary changed the atmosphere by ministering to God’s heart. It created a violent clash in the spirit. This clash could have seriously affected Mary. However, Jesus defended her. She was cocooned from the impact of the clash because of her intimacy with Him. The twelve disciples walked with Jesus and were given authority to perform signs and wonders. Mary sat at Jesus’ feet.

The truth is, we don’t have to choose between signs and wonders or sitting at Jesus’ feet. We are called to do both. Mary is a prophetic model to an end-time generation. The signs and wonders that will come forth because of her prophetic model will far surpass the signs and wonders the disciples released in their life times. God is calling forth many like Mary of Bethany in this generation. Are you one of them?

Nathan Shaw
Heart of David Ministries

Email: fireanddestiny@slingshot.co.nz
Website: www.heartofdavidministries.org

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“Dire Straits: Over the Next Three Weeks – Reverse the Curse!”

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by Curt Landry, Grove, OK

For those unfamiliar with the period called “Bein Hametzrim,” or the time of the “Dire Straits,” this is a three-week period of time between the 17th of Tammuz and the 9th of Av in the Hebraic Biblical calendar. In 2017—the Hebraic year 5777—the time of the “Dire Straits” falls between July 10th and August 1st. Right now, we are in a time-period set aside to repent and ask for forgiveness for the sins of our forefathers as Daniel did in Daniel 9:3-19.

Historical Experiences During “Dire Straits”

It is interesting to note that five great catastrophes occurred in Biblical history during the 17th of Tammuz:

• Moses destroyed the tablets of the Ten Commandments at the foot of Mount Sinai over the sinful act of idol worship of the golden calf in the camp of the Israelite’s (see Exodus 32).

• In 586 BC, the daily offerings in the First Temple were suspended during the beginning of the siege of Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar’s Babylonian army, who subsequently, on the 9th of Av, set fire to the Holy Temple itself.

• In 69 AD the walls of Jerusalem were breached by the Roman Empire, marking the beginning of the destruction and the end of the Second Temple in 70 AD.

• Prior to the Bar Kokhba Revolt—the Great Revolt—the Roman military leader, Apostamos, burned a Torah scroll. This heinous act set a standard for burning Jewish books and Torah scrolls throughout the world for centuries to follow.

• An idolatrous image was placed in the Holy Temple by opposing forces as a brazen act of blasphemy and desecration.

What is the warning here?

In this three-week period of time we need to not allow the enemy to damage our spiritual temples or our spiritual walks. We need to be on-guard in knowing that he is going to try to defile us. Therefore, it is important to know that things like our tempers and choices will be under fire during this time…We need to stay awake and aware!

I’m going to give you a prophetic word that was given to me, but I want to challenge you to receive it for yourself. Here is what the Lord says concerning the time of Dire Straits in 5777:

“In the next three weeks—in the days of the Dire Straits—it is a time of repentance, fasting, and cursing (that occurred in that time). But because of the Blood of My Son, I will reverse the curse in your life and all that has been cut off. I will multiply to you ten-fold. That which has held you back is being cut off right now, and over the next three weeks you will see the physical manifestation of My promises and My honor.

“For I am bringing you into proper alignment with your calling and your purpose—because you have asked Me to, I am delivering. Even the enemy did not expect Me to deliver during the days of the Dire Straits, but the enemy’s ways are not My ways. For My ways are higher than those of the enemy’s or the ways of man.

“Expect to receive blessings from places that you do not know of, and for doors to open that you did not know even existed. All of those things that you have been dreaming about you never expected to come during this dry time—the testing time between now and Tisha B’Av—but it is coming.

I am releasing you into a new beginning and a new season of great joy and abundance, for I am healing you from all fears of Dire Straits. You will have no fear of trouble, for I am literally uprooting it out of your souls according to Psalm 103:1: ‘Bless the Lord, O my soul; and all that is within me, bless His Holy name!’ I am pulling out all fears and all anxieties!”

Pray with me: Lord, we decree and declare that this time of the Dire Straits are renamed as the time of Divine Opportunity. Lord we speak protection over all of Israel and we speak protection over our nation. We speak protection over the persecuted Church all over the world. We deny the right of the enemy in the nations to attack the temple of God. We decree and declare, and we intercede for God’s Body of Christ on earth. For God so loved the Church that He gave His only begotten Son. Thank You Lord that in the year of 5777 that there will be no curse and no cause for the Dire Straits to manifest. In Yeshua’s Name…Amen!

Be encouraged! The Lord’s promises are yes and amen during this time of Dire Straits…

“Thus says the Lord of hosts: ‘The fast of the fourth month…shall be joy and gladness and cheerful feasts for the house of Judah. Therefore love truth and peace.'” (Zechariah 8:1)

Rabbi Curt Landry
Founder, Curt Landry Ministries

Email: info@curtlandry.com
Website: www.curtlandry.com

Curt Landry is the founder and CEO of Curt Landry Ministries, an apostle and founder of House of David Ministries, and the acting CEO of My Olive Tree and Dead Sea Moringa. Curt and Christie Landry travel extensively, operating in the gifts of healing, signs and wonders, and teaching about the Jewish roots of the Christian faith and the One New Man. Curt is also active in raising support for Israel throughout the Evangelical community as he desires to be a bridge of unity and restoration between Israel and the Church.

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Are You Ready to Elevate? There is an Anointing for Upgrade!”

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Jennifer Eivaz, Turlock, CA

A few months ago, the Holy Spirit spoke clearly to my heart to fast and pray the last three weeks of June for ELEVATION. This instruction was about me, but also about you too. As you’ve probably noticed, there have been several prophetic words about the subject of ELEVATION, all to simply affirm and confirm the desire of the Lord to bring His upgrade to you and through you. I then invited a team to fast and pray with me as we presented our hearts to the Lord for this very word: ELEVATION.

I had the sense we needed to pray together at the noon hour. Whenever God takes you to a higher place, He will first take you to a lower place. It’s a Kingdom principle and a test of the heart for readiness. “But those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted” (Matthew 23:12). Fasting and prayer are both a posture of humility, and this word does require our humility.

Declare with Me Now:

“The LORD God is my strength, and He will make my feet like hinds’ feet, and He will make me to walk upon mine HIGH PLACES.” (Habakkuk 3:19)

The Highest Himself shall establish me. (Psalm 87:5)

God will make my mountains a road, and my highways will be elevated. (Isaiah 49:11)

I will get up into the high mountain. I will lift my voice and say to the cities, “Behold your God.” (Isaiah 40:9)

We also break the midday curse:

I am redeemed from the curse at midday (Deuteronomy 28:29)

I am redeemed from destruction at midday (Psalm 91:6)

Will You ELEVATE?

Because of the angels, doors will open that you never tried to open. Opportunities come that you never manipulated or sought out.

Are you a person whom God has anointed and appointed for frontline ministry and leadership, but you can’t handle it? Do you shy away from leading roles and from being out front? Do you struggle to say “YES” to God’s upward call?

I know exactly how you feel. Keep in mind that I’m the person who prefers to sit on the back row and remain hidden. Being a back-row hider, however, was never God’s plan for me.

Know this! Being invisible is not humility, but doing the will of God is. It’s time to elevate and want what He wants you to want. Nations are depending on it.

Still, you can’t elevate without this one thing…Intimacy with the Holy Spirit.

The Holy Spirit is visiting His Church with a love so deep that it goes beyond words. He will catch you off guard with His visitation and then leave you undone. You’ll be ruined for everything you thought you knew about the love of God. It’s an intoxicating kind of love that turns your “NO” into a “YES”. You’ll fight any battle for the Lord as He directs you, because His love in you will prove stronger than any threat against you.

He is saying to me and to you, “RISE UP, MY DARLING” because it’s time to rise up and elevate into your true calling (Song of Solomon 2:10 NLT).

The Anointing for Upgrade

King David was called by God to be the king of Israel. He was anointed three times along the journey. At each anointing, however, he was upgraded. You too will receive an anointing for upgrade.

Our flesh and the Holy Spirit are perpetually at war (Galatians 5:17). Fasting puts down our flesh to receive the anointing of the Spirit. Through fasting, you are no longer resistant. You are too weak to resist! Once you are weak enough, He can make His move:

  • He anoints you
  • It’s powerful
  • You feel different
  • You think different
  • Your heart changes

Angels of Elevation

The strangest things happen when God elevates you. It’s because God releases His angels to prosper your way (Genesis 24:40). Because of the angels, doors will open that you never tried to open. Opportunities come that you never manipulated or sought out. Important people will have a dream or vision about you and then come looking for you. It really does work that way.

Just recently, I saw several angels in our church sanctuary during our worship service. Actually, I felt them at first. They felt like balls of electric energy throughout the room. Pretty soon, however, I could also see them. They looked about 5 or 6 feet each in height, all of them had wings, and they radiated with God’s light. I asked the Holy Spirit what they were there for. He said, “These are the ANGELS OF ELEVATION.”

The Bible describes a powerful scene wherein Jesus prays and Heaven opens (see Luke 3:21). What does it look like when Heaven opens? Genesis 28 describes a dream that Jacob had.

In the dream, he saw a ladder between Heaven and Earth with angels ascending and descending on the ladder. When he awoke from the dream, he realized its significance and called the location of the dream Bethel, proclaiming it the “house of God” and the “gate of Heaven” (see Genesis 28:12-15).

When Heaven opens, the angels ascend and descend between Heaven and Earth. Jesus referred to this when He told Nathanael he would see the angels ascending and descending on the Son of Man, referring to Himself (see John 1:51).

Know this! Being invisible is not humility, but doing the will of God is.

Finally, we know that prayer releases angels on our behalf and angels bring answers to prayer (see Daniel 10:12). We also see prayer as the vehicle to open Heaven in the first place, causing the angels to come and go from that location.

I believe this explains why God envisioned His House to be a House of prayer for all nations. God wants to open Heaven over a region and to release the angels on assignment to assist the Church in expanding His Kingdom.

Angels come when we pray. We’ve been fasting and praying for elevation and God’s divine instruction. Angels have now been released to administer those prayers.

There is Restoration in the Elevation

Far too often, we experience a loss in the elevation. For example, some people around us may not go where we are going and a painful separation can occur. Others become jealous of our elevation and turn from us instead of toward us with encouragement. Or, to go up we end up leaving something behind, something we really wanted to keep, but could not.

This season of elevation will be different. Instead of losing something, you will recover something. King David experienced a season where he “recovered all” (1 Samuel 30:8). He is doing a significant work, a miraculous work, of restoration and recovery. This will be shocking!

I received this prophetic word at my last SEERS & PROPHETS INSTITUTE about restoration and I believe it still applies now:

  • I will give you back what you lost (Joel 2:25)
  • I will restore double for your trouble
  • I will restore your joy
  • I will restore you to greater honor and greater comfort (Psalm 71:21)
  • I will restore your life
  • I will restore your prosperity
  • I will restore your position
  • I will restore you to good standing
  • I will restore your health
  • I will restore your mind
  • I will restore your land and your family, your fields, vineyards, and homes
  • I will restore YOU!

In addition, I prophesy to your dead places. I command resurrection life to your soul. He restores your soul! I command resurrection life to your heart. He heals the broken hearted! You will feel again! You will have joy again! You will laugh again! I speak to those with derailed callings – get back on track! Hope again! Begin again! I see light and new life entering your dark, dead places. Get ready to experience new beginnings.

There is a rest in restoration. He’s putting things to rest. He is giving us restoration in the elevation. Instead of losing things, you will recover things. Instead of losses, will be gains and re-gains. In your elevation will be restoration.

Are you ready to elevate?

Jennifer Eivaz, Executive Pastor
Harvest Christian Center, Turlock, CA

Email: Asst2jeneivaz@harvestturlock.org
Website: www.jennifereivaz.com
Blog: www.jennifereivazblog.com

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Dreams Will Be Brought Forth and Restored!

The Redemptive Plan to Your Destiny

I have observed while walking through this year of 2017, there are patterns of duality and paradoxes. There have been a series of paradoxes (along with duality) in the pursuit of “singleness in purpose and reversals in circumstances” where God’s intervention swiftly changed things. If we look closely throughout God’s Word many scenarios that started off with these complexities resulted in “God Moments.” These moments carried deep principles that revealed more of who the Lord is, where we truly are, and how much we need His grace (and His strength) to get through tough times.

In this season, dreams will be brought forth and restored.

Recently, I was talking to a friend about some revelations I have observed about this passing month of Sivan/June. We discussed the subject of Joseph. Later in prayer, God further revealed some things to me concerning this season and Joseph. Now we all know about Joseph when he was thrown into the PIT by his brothers and left for dead, and how the story ends and progresses. How the Lord, even in the midst of a conspiracy, can shift and even reverse hidden works. Though it was set up to destroy one’s life in the face of everything, God allowed His redemptive plan and His destiny to be set in motion.

Genesis 37:31-32, “So they took Joseph’s tunic, and slaughtered a male goat and dipped the tunic in the blood; and they sent the varicolored tunic and brought it to their father and said, “We found this; please examine it to see whether it is your son’s tunic or not.”

Romans 8:28, “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.”

Wage a Good Warfare

In prayer, I addressed the enemy working against our lives through raising conspiracies. As I prayed I began to think about the blood on Joseph’s coat and its significance. I heard the Lord begin to confirm in my spirit about this month as well as this year. The enemy sets up conspiracies by working through others around us and waging war within the minds of God’s people. The attack on one’s mind can come from those operating under lies and deception delivered to them due to the tainting of previous experiences.

There have been times where the enemy worked through others to set up scenarios to get us to walk away from the dreams and visions the Lord has placed in us. Either way, I believe this is a season to “war a good warfare” concerning the promises of God, and at the same time see with our own eyes what is being presented to us. We must begin to make choices and to deal with the issues that are dealing with us.

Everything we go through is not a set-up for disaster, but out of hardships we can build an unending trust with the Lord. We can enjoy Him and be brought into the fullness of what God intended for us originally – fellowship with Him.

The blood on that coat spoke volumes. It was a type and shadow of the Blood of Jesus. Here is a garment that represented Joseph’s favor with God and it now had been covered in blood (the blood of a goat which could have been used to symbolize an old testament sacrifice to the Lord). A sacrifice that later is replaced with Jesus who is the last sacrifice. Yet long before then, Joseph’s favor was covered in the Blood and by his enemies.

We Are on an Accelerated Course!

“…the Lord, even in the midst of a conspiracy, can shift and even reverse hidden works.

I hear the Lord saying, “What was a mark of death to your dreams will become the very thing that seals its manifestation.” If God can do that for Joseph, what will He do for us, who now have the Blood of Jesus? Now that the Blood of the true sacrifice is here what more can be done for us than was done for Joseph? (see Hebrews 9:11-12). Does it not carry the power within it to change, reverse, and bring forth the fullness of maturation that is so needed in our lives?

The Lord told me we are on an accelerated course. Sometimes we might feel as if we are coming out of one situation to enter into another, but the Blood of Jesus speaks of a new and better covenant in our lives if we hear what He is saying and trust His direction.

Joseph transitioned from the PIT (Process Initiating Transition) to Potiphar’s house, to the prison and finally to the palace. One thing was sure – God was able to complete what He began in Joseph and great restoration was His portion. As we go through various stages of life’s journey, we can’t allow the hard things that happen to be the end. Yet we must continue to walk through whatever we are going through to see how God is going to skillfully work out all things.

This is a time where we must not just teach deep revelation, but also make ourselves accountable to what He is revealing…that we may walk in godly integrity with God, leadership and others. If we fail to understand that even when Joseph dealt with his brothers, his love was an active factor. If we don’t understand the manner by which he saw his brothers, despite their sins, we miss the beauty of the experience and continue on walking bitter and not better.

The veil has been rent in two and it is time that we see things like the Messiah, who is forever bringing us back to a place of restoration. In this season, dreams will be brought forth and restored.

Phyllis Ford
Phyllis Ford Ministries

Email: PhyllisFordMinistries@gmail.com
Website: www.phyllisfordministries.com

Phyllis Ford has been called by God’s grace to be a prophetic vessel. For the last 30 years she has been active in women’s ministry and carries a strong emphasis toward prayer and intercession. She travels internationally and has released the Word of the Lord on the Internet for the past 10 years. She has conducted training in spiritual warfare, prophetic schools, and deliverance workshops, and also worked with abused and addicted women in secular settings for the State of Illinois. Phyllis lives in the DFW area in Texas and has three sons and one daughter.

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I’m Redeeming the Time and Restoring the Foundations!

God Says: “I’m Redeeming the Time and Restoring the Foundations!”

Bonnie Jones, Pineville, NC

And the word of the Lord came to Isaiah, saying, “Go and tell Hezekiah, ‘Thus says the Lord, the God of David your father: “I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears; surely I will add to your days fifteen years. I will deliver you and this city from the hand of the king of Assyria, and I will defend this city.”‘ And this is the sign to you from the Lord that the Lord will do this thing which He has spoken: “Behold, I will bring the shadow on the sundial, which has gone down with the sun on the sundial of Ahaz, ten degrees backward.” So the sun returned ten degrees on the dial by which it had gone down. (Isaiah 38:4-8 NKJV)

Recently, my wristwatch stopped running at 12:15pm. Not to worry since in eight years I’ve never had to replace a battery. However, over the course of the next five hours it reversed time and reset itself at high noon. In the reversal and resetting process, the second hand remained on the nine (or 45). Interestingly enough I began asking God what He was saying in this. He said, “I’m redeeming the time and restoring the foundations!”

Let God reverse the curse of sickness, disease, poverty and all assignments of the enemy. Let sickness and disease be destroyed and let His Body of Believers live in divine healing, health and wholeness.

In February 2014, on the night of Bob’s passing, the clock in his hospital room began spiraling forward. Both the hour and minute hands began moving forward quickly beginning at 11:55pm, stopping momentarily at 8pm. Then it continued in acceleration. It accelerated twelve hours in five minutes then synchronized at midnight.

At that time, I believed the Body of Christ was behind on God’s eternal time-clock and He was accelerating it forward – bringing it into alignment with Him. Since that time the Church at large has been accelerating spiritually like never before. God is now establishing His Government in the earth in apostolic power.

2017 – Year of Divine Order

2017 is a year to redeem the time and restore the foundations. I believe God is turning back the hands of time for the Body of Christ just like He did Hezekiah. He was told to put his house in order and that he would die and not live. Yet, in his brokenness he cried out to God and He heard him.

Have we not been crying out to God for mercy, grace, justice, revival and restoration of all things? Have we not cried out for the great harvest of souls? Have we not cried out for our loved ones deliverance and the prodigals to come home? Indeed we have and God has heard our plea and is answering our prayers. God turned back the time on the sundial ten steps and extended Hezekiah’s life fifteen years. Will He not do the same for His children today?

I believe God is turning back the hands of time to give His Body opportunity to enter into that eternal realm of glory with Him. In this world of chaos, confusion and corruptness we have a divine escape-route called Jesus Christ. When we enter into His presence and into His glory all things are made new. God is redeeming the time and restoring the foundations. What does this mean? He’s turning back the hands of time to redeem everything that was lost due to the fall and restore the foundations of creation.

“For by Him all things were created that are in Heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him.” (Colossians 1:16 NKJV)

“For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, you are God’s building. According to the grace of God which was given to me, as a wise master builder I have laid the foundation, and another builds on it. But let each one take heed how he builds on it. For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.” (1 Corinthians 3:9-11 NKJV)

God is eternal and we were created in His image therefore making us eternal beings as well. God’s desire for His children is to enter into the eternal or glory realm with Him where there is no sickness, disease or effects of the enemy. That’s why God requires an account of what is past because in eternity it was perfect.

“That which is has already been, And what is to be has already been; And God requires an account of what is past.” (Ecclesiastes 3:15 NKJV)

Reversing the Hands of Time

In July 2008, the Lord told me to study the book of Ruth and turn it back! Turn back to the promises of the Cross. I believe that in this time of great harvest all things are being redeemed and restored like in the book of Ruth. She went from widowhood and lack to owning the field where she once labored. Boaz, her near kinsman, redeemed her and set her on high. He reversed the hands of time in her life and restored all that she had lost in her lifetime. She went from lack to abundance and from being downtrodden to fullness of joy.

God’s desire for His children is to enter into the eternal or glory realm with Him where there is no sickness, disease or effects of the enemy.

In this day if we have ears to hear then we will hear the voice of the Bridegroom wooing us to come into His chamber where He will reverse the time lost due to the fall. He’s calling us into that eternal garden of God’s love where all hope is the fullness of His glory and all things are restored.

He’s the God of restoration – restoring health, hope and prosperity. He’s restoring families, minds, faith and love. Blind eyes are opened and the leper is cleansed, limbs are plentiful and His faith flows through our veins. In God’s eternal realm of glory all things are made new and there is no lack.

I believe there’s grace right now to reverse the hands of time fifteen years like in the day of Hezekiah. For every high place we failed to take, we will now place His flag of victory and the enemy must surrender. There’s grace to move mountains (Mark 11:24). We must stop talking to God about our problems and speak to our obstacles about God and decree His word. Faith shall increase and we will enter into the “faith of God”.

Midnight and High Noon

Isn’t it amazing that both instances with time (Bob’s clock and my wristwatch) both involved twelve o’clock; midnight and noon? I believe God was establishing His divine order in government and apostolic ministry. First, He had to fast forward the Body of Christ to get her synchronized with Him. And now, since that’s established, He’s able to restore her to the perfection she was created to be. Bob always said, “I don’t want to see another revival, I’ve seen enough of them. I believe in the restoration of all things. And God will restore everything to His perfection.”

Do you realize it has been three years since the wall clock in Bob’s hospital room accelerated until the time my watch reversed? Isaiah told Hezekiah the word of the Lord that on the third day he would go up to the house of the Lord and He would heal him and add fifteen years to his life. Third day – third year! Is this not our invitation to come up to Him so He can redeem and restore His Body like in the days of Hezekiah?

“Thus says the Lord, the God of David your father: ‘I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears; surely I will heal you. On the third day you shall go up to the house of the Lord. And I will add to your days fifteen years.'” (2 Kings 20:5-6 NKJV)

Reverse the Curse

Let this year be the beginning of time reversal so blessings shall be released. Let us enter into that place of God’s glory where there are endless possibilities. Let God reverse the curse of sickness, disease, poverty and all assignments of the enemy. Let sickness and disease be destroyed and let His Body of Believers live in divine healing, health and wholeness. Let us not only believe for but also enter into age reversal where our body, soul and mind are renewed and filled with His knowledge, understanding and wisdom of the ages.

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation, that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation.” (2 Corinthians 5:17-19 NKJV)

Bonnie Jones
The Prophetic Ministry of Bob and Bonnie Jones

Email: click here
Website: www.didyoulearntolove.org

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The Chronicles of Revival – A Book of the Future

WritersJournal
by Jeff Jansen, Murfreesboro, TN

Recently as I was praying and sitting before the Lord, I was taken into the spirit and shown a beautiful book of the future. The Lord said, “This futuristic book will be read by generations to come about the great exploits of what I am releasing in individuals, churches, cities, regions and nations now – and will be known as ‘The Chronicles of Revival.'”

Untold thousands will look back to our time with great hunger and expectation, wishing to have been there and play a part of the great revival that shook the world. In our time, God is preparing the Church to be a generation of burning ones that will release His Kingdom of power and glory to the masses.

Now is the time that decisions are being made and forged in the fires of affliction to bring about an absolute resolve for the mission and mandate being offered to us. We must choose to accept, relinquish and submit to the purposes of God so we can be molded into the vessels of the Lord’s choosing.

Lately my prayer has been like this:

“Lord, shake me to wake me,
Wake me to break me,
Break me to make me…a vessel of pure love.”

Character and Purity

Before the Lord will trust us as stewards of His glory, we must be emptied of all selfish ambition and self-reliance, and be completely submitted to His purposes and will. I can already hear some say: “But we are the beneficiaries of the finished work of the Cross and Jesus did it all for us on Calvary; it’s all by grace, brother!”

Well that’s true…it is by grace, but there’s a working ability and cooperation with the Holy Spirit that qualifies us not just to become the recipients of His promises for salvation, but to be entrusted with true riches, power and glory that will enable us to manifest revival and harvest in the nations of the earth with a incredible power not yet seen.

In this book “The Chronicles of Revival” I saw revival fires spread to various places on a spiritual map across America and the nations that changed the climate across the globe. I watched as people turned the pages of the book and read about the incredible exploits of miracles that manifested upon the masses and how countless people came to Christ. As they read they wept and asked the Lord for the same glory, and much greater for their time.

Something New is Being Forged – Now

It’s true, something new is being forged now! We are being prepared for a fresh outpouring in our day. If you are going through the fires of affliction, count it all joy as you are being tempered to carry the glory of God as in Isaiah 41:15 as a new, sharp, harvesting machine: “See, I will make you into a threshing sledge, new and sharp, with many teeth. You will thresh the mountains and crush them, and reduce the hills to chaff.”

Don’t try to bypass the process or short circuit the circumstances as you will only have to repeat it again. Accept, relinquish and submit to the process of God, and you will emerge from the flames as a burning one with renewed strength and power. 

Remember, future generations will read about us.

I want to be a man that you would write about
Oh that a hundred years from now they would read about
Your servant of choice…a man who found favor
A man who heard your Voice!
(Lyrics “A Man You Would Write About” by 4Him)

Jeff Jansen, Senior Leader
Global Fire Church & Global Connect
Global Fire Ministries International
Email: info@globalfireministries.com
Website: www.globalfireministries.com

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Overwhelmed, Confused, Anxious? Fear Not…It’s Preparation!

Cindy McGill

“Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10

SUDDENLY, things will shift in our favor.”

In this season we are stepping into and in this preparation process, it is not unusual to feel “confused, anxious, misguided, directionless and sometimes fearful” because we can’t see far enough ahead to make plans for the future. Sometimes, we can feel like God has taken a vacation and turned His phone off, but that is definitely not the case. It’s an opportunity to strengthen yourself in the Lord and encourage yourself (see Ephesians 6:10).

This is the time we have to “hold fast” to His Words and promises He has given us, even from years ago. IT’S A FAITH TEST. In order to grow in faith, we usually find ourselves in situations that DEMAND us to actually live by faith. You can never go wrong strengthening your faith-walk as it is impossible to please God without faith. This kind of exercise will produce strength in us that is essential for the days ahead.

WE EXPECT THE IMPOSSIBLE. NOTHING is too hard for Him and He is teaching us how to walk in supernatural power and wisdom. We have been given the measure of faith and the gift of the Holy Spirit who leads and guides us into ALL truth. It’s a supernatural COMPASS that directs us and guides us when we have no natural vision to see ahead.

Literally, EVERYTHING we do is by faith. The change in circumstances is HIS responsibility, not ours. He has promised to complete the work He has started in us, to fulfill His plan and future for our lives, to open shut doors, fill us with the knowledge of Him and His will through the Spirit, and be fruitful in everything we do, growing in the knowledge of God (see Colossians 1:9-12).

No Knee-Jerk Reactions

The most common reaction we tend to have during times like these are what I call “knee-jerk reactions”. These are hasty decisions to make “something happen” when we feel like nothing is happening. When we let our present circumstances override our spiritual life, it’s like kryptonite to Superman. We find ourselves losing perspective and hopelessness sets in, draining our strength.

This is when we have to purpose to be strong in the Lord and the power of HIS might. Things can and will completely turn around in a moment of time. God is ALWAYS working ALL things together for GOOD for us. This is NOT the end. To avoid knee-jerk reactions in current circumstances, we have to learn to ACT and not REACT.

Agree with Heaven

Agreement is activation. When we come into agreement with something, we strengthen it and activate it, whether it be fear or faith. Our words have power to create life or death. When we make a concerted effort to agree with Heaven, we weaken and literally disable the assignment of the enemy. Agree with Heaven and God’s plan, not this world’s view. Guard your heart from coming into agreement with overwhelming circumstances.

EXPECT GOD TO MOVE ON YOUR BEHALF BECAUSE HE SAID HE WOULD. God’s ways are HIGHER than this world, and coming into agreement with His purpose, plan and Kingdom expansion will CAUSE ACTION. Supernatural breakthrough occurs, hope fills discouraged hearts with joy and hope, and overwhelming circumstances disappear as God performs miracles in the life of His kids.

SUDDENLY, things will shift in our favor. This is our life now. God gave us AUTHORITY over ALL power of the powers of darkness through Jesus.

Take Your Position and Take Your Place

Learn your identity, your purpose, your place, and change the world for good. Partner with Heaven. “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight” (Proverbs 3:5-6).

God is advancing His Kingdom in this earth through His people who will act on His Word and move at His command. He is actively looking for people through whom He can show Himself strong (see 2 Chronicles 16:9).

We cannot afford to live our lives in fear when God has sent His army of angelic forces to aid, protect and assist us in doing what He has commanded us to do. It’s not time to sit around and worry. Be STRONG in the LORD and the power of HIS might. Those who DO KNOW THEIR GOD will be strong and TAKE ACTION (see Daniel 11:32).

Assemble yourselves to advance! “Say to those with fearful hearts, ‘Be strong, and do not fear, for your God is coming to destroy your enemies. He is coming to save you” (Isaiah 35:4).

It’s HARVEST TIME, BREAKTHROUGH TIME AND TIME TO RIDE ON THE HIGH PLACES WITH HIM WHO IS SEATED ON THE THRONE!

Cindy McGill
Hope for the Harvest Ministries
Email: dreaminslc@hotmail.com
Website: www.cindymcgill.org

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