Do You Have JOY?

Julie Giordano do you have joy

Julie Giordano

There is a difference between happiness and joy. Happiness is for the moment and it comes from the world, external triggers. Joy is sustaining and comes from within.

So I ask you, do you have joy? Do you have a real peace that runs deep within your soul and carries you through each day? This joy is supernatural and it only comes from the Lord. This joy brings strength to your mind, body, and spirit…it is healing to your bones and releases healing to those all around you.

Nehemiah 8 says, “The joy of the Lord is your strength.”

There are so many people today that struggle with anxiety, depression, and fear. It is a real struggle in so many people’s mind. It can begin with one thought or experience…and that one thing can become the root cause of stress. This initial thought can trigger an obsession – that obsession can provoke a series of thoughts – until it becomes all-consuming and leaves one completely out of control.

If you are currently experiencing one or more of these strongholds or know someone who is – then you know firsthand what a living nightmare it can be. Even the simplest task can seem so impossible.

These three strongholds are alive and well, and slowly sneaking into people’s homes and stealing their mind, their time, and their present…leaving them with fear of no hope for anything better.

I come to you today to bring you hope and encouragement –

I want you to know that you are not alone on your journey. You have the mind of Christ and Father God is fighting for you. I charge you… better yet, I dare you to believe you will make it. You have to see it.

I declare you will walk in peace and experience joy again!

So don’t look back, back down or give up. Stand up straight and look the enemy straight in the face and declare and decree that your mind belongs to the Lord.

I speak the joy of the Lord over you and that your bones are filled with a supernatural strength and peace is flooding your spirit. Reach up and receive it and thank the Lord for pursuing you and always fighting on your behalf.

He is your defender and never forget, you are fearfully and wonderfully made.

I don’t know who spoke those horrible and painful words over you or where you first believed the lies of the enemy – that you would always have to perform for love – but that is a lie.

The love of Jesus Christ is safe and holy and pure.

I pray the love of Jesus floods your mind and spirit – consuming your every thought. I see every lie, every fear, and every ounce of anxiety and depression being stripped from your mind. They are being deleted one by one.

You were not created with a spirit of fear but you were built for power, love and a sound mind…

  • You are strong.
  • You are loved.
  • You are not defeated.

4 steps to Victory:

  1. Your victory begins with your yes and determination to be free.
  2. You have to be willing to trust the Lord beyond what you can see.
  3. Apply the Word of God to your situation and practice it again and again and again.
  4. Lastly, thank the Lord in advance for your victory and worship Him until it comes into fruition.

Stay tuned for the next 3-blog posts on:

  • Unspeakable Joy
  • Unshakeable Joy
  • Unrestrained Joy

Love and prayers,
Julie G
Julie Giordano


I love this word. It is a big chapter of my life book that God has been helping me put together. He has been giving me words, sentences and paragraphs for a couple of years now but more so in the last six months. They have not been in any kind of order but random and now this one seems to pull all the others together to a story that I can understand! God may be doing the same with you so if you have problems like the three strongholds she talks about hang on to this as it may be a big part of something you need to help you get free! It has been that way for me. Never consider anything God directs you to read or see or hear as just interesting “words” but mediate on them and let the Holy Spirit lead you to what they may mean for your life story. I am so excited about how this fits into the healing I need! Thank you Father!

Vision of the Books of Destiny – You are Turning a New page

your book dark to lightNate Johnston

I was praying tonight when I had a vision of the Lord opening the pages of peoples books. What was firstly highlighted to me was that many chapters of these books were disjointed, with whole blank pages, torn pages, and pages where the sentences suddenly stopped. Secondly I noticed that each of them had whole sections of the book where they were titled with chapters and headings but nothing was yet written. From outward appearances these were poorly written books but the Lord was so invested in them as he was reading them, because they were obviously highly valuable to him. After I saw this I asked the Lord what I saw and what it meant and He said to me that the books I saw were indeed the pages of peoples lives but they were actually destiny books that contained the purposes and plans of God for each one of us!


Many people right now are in the uncomfortable chapters where it feels like their seasons have been disjointed and don’t make any sense which is what I sensed when I saw them. It is like chapter 4 just doesn’t seem to match chapter 5 and so on. In this season of transition many have felt lost and highly confused about where they are headed because their past season was so different to the one before them, and they are feeling visionless and in foreign territory.

The Lord said to me “Only I can connect what needs to be connected, only I can orchestrate what needs to be orchestrated. Where you see inconsistency and lack of direction I have been re-directing you. I am making the chapters of your life all come together in this season as you lean into me, trust me, and allow me to do what only I can do”


The Lord began to speak to me about the torn pages and said to me that they represented failure and ruin that many had experienced in previous seasons but especially recently. I felt His grief as he highlighted broken marriages, loss, and disaster and ruin that had come to people and homes. There was such a brokenness that many had been so deeply torn in their hearts and overshadowed by trauma. “Come out of hiding” I hear the Father saying so tenderly. “That page of your life is not your end, now watch me make it your brand new beginning!” “I am healing your heart right now and turning the page for you where you will begin to hope again, Love again, and dream again!”

As I am writing this I am sensing that many are being healed as they read his from rejection. I keep hearing “rejection syndrome” and see how the root of rejection keeps causing some people to be derailed in many areas once it is triggered. Those past areas where you were rejected, abandoned, and out casted are being healed right now. I command every spirit of rejection attached to you leave right now in Jesus name! Be restored and whole, accepted and fully loved! Father show them your love even as they read this. If you felt the Holy Spirit highlighting anything to you just take a few moments to be still in His presence and allow Him to heal you.


As I asked Him about the blank pages I heard Him say “What looks like waiting isn’t fruitless. What looks like wasting is worship” and I sensed that this represented many people who have been in a waiting season where it has felt like they have received no steps, strategies, or direction forward and have felt stuck, frustrated, and empty and become heartsick. The Lord said “Looks can be deceiving, because where you have surrendered to me in the waiting you are giving me permission to FILL IN THE BLANKS!” In the waiting you always end up with more than you bargained for as you keep holding on, not giving up!


I asked the Lord about the unfinished sentences that seemed to trail off as if someone fell asleep behind the pen. The Lord said “Where many have grown weary and fallen asleep I am coming to renew strength and I will not only rejuvenate and reinstate them but I will finish their sentences!” I sensed that the Lord was saying that this would be a season for many that had been derailed and disillusioned in the past season to stand back up to their feet and see God fulfill what He promised. He is declaring over you today, “I’m not finished with you yet!”


When I asked the Lord about the new pages I felt the presence of the Holy Spirit so strongly and then heard “It’s a new day for history to be written!” and I sensed the excitement and Joy of the Lord as many wake to a brand new day in the months ahead. The months and months of the Lord bringing healing and closure to so many areas has resulted in hearts that are ready and ripe for God to embark on new adventures, clutter free, with fresh hope and purpose for the days ahead.

It will be days of pioneering in joy and freedom without the religious shackles holding you back. It will be a new day to dream and journey with the Lord without the burdensome overheads of the past seasons. It’s a new day and a new beginning for many as the Holy Spirit breathes upon the pages of your life afresh. He is asking you today “Will you allow me to flood the pages of your life with my goodness? Will you allow me into your heart afresh to heal, restore, and fill you?” Will you leave the past behind and write the pages of history with me?

“All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be” Psalm 139:16

your book dark to light

What an exciting word!! I had prayer in my church one time from 3 pastors and one prophetic man that was very unique. The one man had a vision and a prophetic word over me which included my book of life that Jesus was carrying as He walked up to where I was standing near a camp fire. Four black dogs were circling me trying to jump in and attack and Jesus walked up and didn’t say a word but thumbed through my book and pulled out the black pages and tossed them in the fire. When he finished with burning all the black pages the dogs ran away whimpering. The man who had the vision said that the pages contained curses and negative words said over me all my life and Jesus was breaking the curses off of me by tossing the pages in the fire. The dogs were spirits trying to get control of my mind by the curses and when they were burned there was nothing for them to grab on to so they had to leave. I am always interested to any words referring to our books in heaven since that happened. I love how God is using His prophetic people to convey messages of encouragement and warning to us now. It is a comfort to read them and know that even though we cannot see or touch our Father we know He is right beside us leading and guarding us. Thank You Lord.

The Enemies You Face Today You will Face No More!

Facing-Enemies-scripture-TwitterAndy Sanders, Syracuse, NY

A short time back I wrote an article about “closings.” (You can read “Through July 31st – Many Closings will Bring New Beginnings” here.) Based on the timing of this new article and how it came about, I believe that this is “part two” of the closings article.

Through the first writing, God showed the beginning of many closings and what it will look like; chapters are closing for new ones to begin. In part two, He is showing us how to get to the other side into our destiny. Walking through life with the Lord is reassuring because He has already taken the steps that we are about to go through. If you have been around Him long enough, then you have witnessed Jesus get you out of some really tight circumstances. I would like to briefly share one of my own.

You will witness miracles that only God can do!

When I became born again, I was pulled out of a lot of really bad stuff. I had just ended a bad relationship with a girl in high school. Shortly after our breakup, she got involved with a local gang that was popular and relentless. Unexpectedly, I ended up on their hit-list, with my ex-girlfriend leading the wolf hunt. After several months, I assumed that things were dying down. I was about to find out that it was just getting started.

A Close Call

One day I went to the mall with one of my nephews to get a birthday card. At the time he was about eight years old. While entering the mall, I was face-to-face with my ex-girlfriend staring at me with her new gang-member boyfriend! Oddly, it was almost as if they had been waiting for me to enter; like they knew we had been already on our way. I looked at them, they cold-starred back, my nephew and I went directly to the card store. By the time we got into the store and picked out a card, several gang members had gathered and were staring at me right outside the entryway of the store we were in. Mind you, I had a little child with me.

I paid for the card and then went to the back of the store with my nephew. I told him that it didn’t look good and we needed to pray. (We didn’t have cell phones back in this day, and I knew that the mall cop wouldn’t be of much assistance.) This was a very small mall that only had one main exit to the building. My ex-girlfriend and her gang went down to the main entrance and waited for me to try to leave. I looked out of the card store and I could now see that the gang had nearly doubled in size and they were all waiting for me. They multiplied fast. (They were using pagers back then!)

My heart was beating wildly while my nephew held onto my hand. Knowing somehow that it would be okay, I suddenly heard the Lord say, “Go now! Go!” I knew it was Him. I walked out of the card store and headed right toward the large gang huddled in the entryway. “Turn,” the Lord said to me as I approached a drug store at the corner of the mall by the entryway, not far away from the gang. I quickly turned into the drug store, not knowing what else to do.

Some of the gang members were looking right at me, including my ex-girlfriend, but they didn’t see me; they didn’t even recognize me! My nephew and I were like ghosts to them. Continuing on, I walked right down the drug store aisles, and low and behold, there was a side entrance at the end of the store that led right to my car, totally bypassing the main entrance to the mall and the entire group of gang members! We headed straight to the car and left safely. Decades later, I never saw one of them again. God completely put a wall of fire between them and me for life!

This, my friend, is how God takes care of us when we are leaving a chapter and starting a new one. He makes sure we get safely to the other side. Some of you are up against some tough decisions; you are dealing with some really tight circumstances. God has this word for you today: “For Your name’s sake, Lord, preserve my life; in Your righteousness, bring me out of trouble” (Psalm 143:11 NIV).

The Countdown to Your Launching Has Begun!

God completely put a wall of fire between them and me for life!

I hear the Lord saying to you today, “I am connecting you to launching pads that will properly thrust you into the right direction and course for your life. I will remove you from stagnant waters and from people and organizations that have no interest in where I have called you to be. I am intensifying My image through you, so that those who are called to recognize the call and talent within you, will see Me before they see you. I am opening the eyes of the blinded around you; the right people at the right time will find you.

“Across the globe I will raise up spiritual fathers and mothers who have a desire to launch My children properly. I am connecting them to you in order to connect you to your destiny; an inheritance I promised long ago. No longer will you be hoarded up for someone else’s pleasure or purposes. You will be released by My strong hands.
I will release winds from the four corners of the earth to blow My children to their divine destinations. I will be a wind behind you, moving you forward like a sail boat on the waters; I will be a ring of fire around your life and nothing will harm you as you cross over.”

“But You, Lord, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high.”
(Psalm 3:3 NIV)

The River Will Now Rage on Your Behalf!

“I have brought you to the edge of your river, and you are now crossing over. I will drop the gates that have stopped you and I will remove the unauthorized boundaries around your life that have left you lacking purpose. I will smash the walls that closed you in; walls that were designed by the enemy to hinder the vision and view of your future. No longer will you stand at the gates and wonder, ‘How will I get through this?’ No longer will you look at the wall and give up and turn back.

“It is I, the Lord, who called you out and across this river. The river has moved many directions that have worked against you, and now I am going to turn the current of the river to flow in your favor. The river will now rage on your behalf. In the end you will say, ‘God did this—only He could do something like this.'”

“Then will the lame leap like a deer, and the mute tongue shout for joy. Water will gush forth in the wilderness and streams in the desert.” (Isaiah 35:6 NIV)

I get a sense that many of you reading this will be thinking about your enemies, those trying to hurt you, for the last time in your life. I believe they won’t be able to pursue you any longer and you will face them no more! You will witness miracles that only God can do!

Andy Sanders
Capturing the Supernatural, INC.

Andy Sanders had an encounter with God just before his high school graduation that altered his life forever. He has since devoted his time to preaching the Gospel and writing. He co-authored the Capturing the Supernatural series. Andy has a BA from Central Bible College and carries a masters and doctorate in Christian education from Freedom Seminary, graduating with honors. His family resides in Syracuse, NY.

sky-Sharing my heart and the heart of the Father from my Prison of Hope! Be blessed and trust God above all. ~ Charlene

We Will See Thrones of Darkness Torn Down!

light coming to darkness
Danielle Dixon, Queensland, Australia

The Lord is Granting Spiritual Clemency

I woke up on a recent morning to the Lord saying, “I am granting spiritual clemency.” So, I quickly looked up the definition for the word “clemency” and found that it means: “an act of mercy by a person in authority toward someone who has committed a crime, esp. by reducing a punishment.”

I knew this word was for the Body at large. The Lord said, “This is the time I am fulfilling covenant promises.” He brought to my mind “the sure, mercies of David” which is that powerful covenant God made with David mentioned in 2 Samuel 7:12-16; the promise that David’s seed would be shown mercy, establishing the throne of God’s Kingdom forever, and that God’s love would never be removed from the offspring of David. We are in the generation where God’s love has been poured out with the purpose of establishing the everlasting Kingdom on Earth.

We are in the generation where we will see thrones of darkness torn down and demonic kingdoms crushed. The everlasting Kingdom of God is arising in all its glory as promised in Daniel 2.

“In the time of those kings, the God of Heaven will set up a Kingdom that will never be destroyed, nor will it be left to another people. It will crush all those kingdoms and bring them to an end, but it will itself endure forever.” (Daniel 2:44)

We will see the words prophesied over mankind in Genesis 1:28 declaring that mankind is “anointed to subdue” take on a greater meaning as we watch nations become subdued.

Those Like King Cyrus Will Rise Up to Open the Double Gates

There will be those like King Cyrus who will rise up to open the double gates that no one will shut. This is a pivotal time in history for the prophets of God to decree and declare who shall rule the political governments of the earth. These rulers are handpicked by the Lord and will be instrumental in opening double gates and keeping them open, both spiritually and politically.

“Thus, saith the LORD to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have holden, to subdue nations before him; and I will lose the loins of kings, to open before him the two leaved gates; and the gates shall not be shut…” (Isaiah 45:1)

God is a covenant making and covenant-keeping God. He does not forget the promises of His covenants (Psalm 89:34). We know that Jesus is the fulfillment of the everlasting covenant. This season is bursting with the Davidic promise of unprecedented mercy being made available to the Body. Mercy has a purpose in the earth to establish God’s Kingdom in the nations.

Declaring Mercy Over the Regions and Nations

We are to declare mercy over regions and nations. We have an inheritance of mercy through the covenant given to David. As we start decreeing and declaring mercy we will see impossible situations turn around, we will see nations and their rulers fall to their knees. Mercy will flow like a river deep over the earth. Rebellious nations need mercy, dictatorships need mercy, alienated people groups need mercy and rogue political systems need mercy.

When we come to the courts of Heaven seeking mercy and not demanding justice we cause a shift in the spirit realm. It is like the law of opposites moving in the opposite spirit causes confusion in the enemy’s camp which makes the dethroning of these principalities, powers, rulers of darkness and spiritual wickedness in the heavenlies much easier.

What happens when we cry “mercy”? We are unraveling the devil’s lies. But when we respond with reactionary behavior, demanding justice, it supports and strengthens the lies. Mercy triumphs over judgment (James 2:13). This is not a time for judgment, this is a time for God’s covenant promise of mercy to triumph over every evil in the earth.

Arise and Shine!

“Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you” (Isaiah 60:1).

This flow of God’s mercy causing repentance will turn the hearts of the fathers to the children and the children to the fathers. Fathers arise in the earth. All creation is groaning for the sons of God to come forth. Arise anointed of God and take your apostolic seats over people groups, political arenas, over nations.

When your days are over, and you rest with your ancestors, I will raise up your offspring to succeed you, your own flesh and blood, and I will establish his kingdom. He is the one who will build a house for My name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever. I will be his Father, and he will be My son. When he does wrong, I will punish him with a rod wielded by men, with floggings inflicted by human hands. But My love will never be taken away from him, as I took it away from Saul, whom I removed from before you. Your house and your kingdom will endure forever before Me; your throne will be established forever.” (2 Samuel 7:12-16 NIV)

Danielle Dixon
Ark Ministries 


Pastor Danielle Dixon has a passion to see the “captives set free.” Having overcome obstacles and bondages in her own life, she shares her life experiences to encourage others to believe that with God all things are possible. Danielle and her husband Massey Dixon are senior pastors of ARK Ministries, a church they planted 19 years ago in Queensland, Australia. Their vision is to embrace people with love, hope and the goodness of God. God has used her prophetic gift to encourage many people in church settings and the marketplace over the past 25 years of ministry.

giant at the gate

I’ve always liked this picture and in fact I am writing an article about it with truths God showed me. In a way it fits with this post. It is about fearing the enemy who is already defeated and torn down. God is tearing down thrones of darkness and we are fearing the future and what nations will rise against other nations and the mobs in the street, protestors and unrest everywhere … while God is working behind the scenes to accomplish bringing His Kingdom into the world. We have to stop sitting back wringing our hands and wishing for the rapture to get us out and start asking God to show us what He wants us to do. This word is saying what we are to do so let us arise and shine in the darkness with no fear of man or the enemy who is like the one in the picture with his head cut off and nothing but an empty shell. The gates of the darkness are opened for us to enter with our light and our God as the Lord of the hosts going before us! Grab your sword!!

Your Lowest Points are the Most Beautiful Times in Your Life

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Lessons from the valleys in life

Today I visited the Dead Sea – the lowest point on planet earth. I could not believe the magnificence right in front of me. Towering mountains stretch as far as the eye can see on both sides of the gorgeous, crystal clear waters. The air is crisp and clean. One dip in the Dead Sea and I felt renewed and refreshed, once I got all the salt off, of course.

I discovered today that the lowest place on earth is the most beautiful place I have ever seen: an interesting juxtaposition that I’ve experienced once before.

You see, so many times in life we fail to see the beauty in pain. We forget that our scars tell a story of victory. We forget that our heartbreak teaches us what real love is. We forget that the lowest points in our life make us who we are.

The lowest point in my life was when I was nineteen. I completely lost my identity to the point where I didn’t even recognize myself when I looked in the mirror. I forgot who I was made to be. I was angry, bitter, cold-hearted, and broken. I didn’t trust anyone and I couldn’t be trusted. In the moment I felt like my life couldn’t get any darker or any lower. But now that I look back at that year, I can’t help but smile because I see the bigger picture now.

Here are some ways that my lowest time became my most beautiful:
1. I learned the beauty of silence: There’s so much noise around us all day, every day and it’s not healthy. We need a break from it sometimes. There are so many things vying for our attention and too many times we neglect the very thing we should be giving our attention to. We have to create opportunities to hear God’s voice. I was sad and lonely, but through that I learned how to be happy in the silence. I learned to turn my phone off and go for a walk, and that has been my key to staying sane when things get crazy.

2. I quickly figured out the type of person that I didn’t want to be: If you live your life to please yourself you will quickly find yourself feeling empty and lost. The only reason I know that is because that’s how I was living. I had to stop it. I decided that I wanted to do what Jesus did: Give. Love. Respect. Serve. Bless. Act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly (Micah 6:8). That has made all the difference in my life. I no longer seek ways to temporarily fulfill myself because living for others is fulfilling.

3. I learned to identify influencers in my life: We are all influenced in different ways. We have positive influencers and we also have negative influencers. The people in your inner circle have a big role in what you are influenced by and for me they were negative influencers. Now I know how to identify my influencers and I know how to choose positive ones.

4. I learned who my true friends are: When you’re the one experiencing the low, you learn to appreciate someone taking the time to tell you that they are there for you. You appreciate people who will listen to you talk about what you’re going through, without fear of them repeating it. You see the people who really do care about you and unfortunately you also see the people who don’t get why you cant just get over it. True friends will hold your head up when its low. They’ll encourage you and push you to be your best. They will shine light into your darkest places. Anyone else is not really your friend, and that can be a hard reality to face, but it’s extremely crucial to the renewal of your mind. Now, I don’t have many friends, because real and true friends can’t be found everyday. But the friends that I do have I highly cherish.

5. I learned that it’s okay to start over: It’s never easy saying goodbye, but sometimes the place that you’re living in is toxic to you. The environment that you’ve tried to grow in might actually be killing you slowly. You have to come to the place where you realize that it’s not shameful to begin again. It’s okay to start over. God is a God of redemption and second chances. Learn that sometimes the bravest thing you can do is run. Just don’t make the same mistakes when you start over. I left my “life” behind and that’s when I started really living.

Here is my challenge for you:
Think of the lowest point in your life and write five good things that came out of it. You’ll probably be surprised to find that there are many more than five.

Next time you see your scars (physical or spiritual, because we have both) and you’re remembering the pain you experienced, and how much it damaged you, think of the lessons you learned in your pain. Don’t give power to the person or thing that hurt you by feeling bitterness towards them. Change your perspective and see things in a positive light.

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

The Mighty Winds of Turnaround and Vindication

rushing windLana Vawser

There is a great wind of turnaround and vindication upon you. For the circumstances and opposition that has been coming against the Word of the Lord in your life is being halted.

There is an accelerated momentum that is increasing where you will see an unprecedented demonstration of the turnaround of God and vindication of the Lord. The Lord is roaring over your circumstances and they are SUDDENLY coming into alignment.

I saw many injustices that have come against many in the body of Christ over the last little while, and for many, especially in the last few weeks, take heart, for the Lord is “righting all wrongs” with His mighty hand of vindication. The Lord showed me many angels that have been assigned to the people of God that are moving at the command of the Lord to bring forth supernatural “divine moments” of heaven meeting earth, divine set ups taking place right now where SUDDENLY things will turnaround and the vindication of the Lord will be seen.

What the Lord spoke to you has not changed, but what will change are the things that have been OPPOSING the Word of the Lord in your life.

I could hear Isaiah 55:11 booming in the Spirit SO loudly. The Lord is activating your faith, He is increasing your faith. He is raising up a people that have greater faith than they have ever had before in the promises and Words He speaks. Taking Him at His Word with confidence on a level they have never experienced.

There is a mighty wave of the Spirit of God that has hit the body of Christ and is about to rapidly increase in momentum releasing the demonstration of Isaiah 55:11.

“So will My word be which goes forth from My mouth; It will not return to Me empty, Without accomplishing what I desire, And without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it.”

Many of you are about to see the faithfulness of the Lord in keeping His promises and the power of God to ALIGN the natural with the spoken word of the Lord.


It has already begun! The powerful demonstrations of the Lord to suddenly turn things around, but I heard the Lord say “You haven’t seen anything yet”. Get ready to see an increase in powerful demonstrations of miraculous turnarounds and the supernatural exploding in your life like you have never experienced.

Those of you who have felt like you have “lost faith” because of the battles you have been in, I heard the Lord say, that not only is He restoring your faith and increasing your faith, taking you to another level of taking Him at His Word, but He is RESTORING YOU WITH THE GIFT OF JOY!!! Many of you have lost your joy because of the battle and the lack of alignment of circumstances to what the Lord has spoken, but that is all changing and going to continue to change as the Word of the Lord explodes in your life with its fulfillment. The Lord is giving you back the GIFT OF JOY that is yours in Christ Jesus. The JOY found in Christ. The JOY in knowing Him. The JOY of seeing promises fulfilled.


I heard the Lord say “SURPRISE!!!!!!” and there was such a sense of excitement and anticipation in the atmosphere. Don’t try and work out “how” the Lord is going to bring the turnaround and vindication to pass. Let Him have His way, because some of the greatest breakthrough’s that are upon you right now are going to come in the most UNEXPECTED ways, and fill you with greater hope for the future, joy, healing of your heart and a breath of fresh air to your soul and vision, that you will be SUDDENLY enlarged in your capacity to dream.

Here He comes!!!!

The winds of turnaround and vindication are blowing. The RAPID acceleration you will experience this month and into the rest of the year, is going to see an accelerated momentum, shift and positioning for all He has for you.


There are some MOMENTOUS MOMENTS upon you that are divinely orchestrated by the hand of the Lord. There are significant divine set ups that the Lord is unveiling right now that are going to set you up for 2019.

These divine set up’s are going to give you greater clarity, direction, vision and opportunities for 2019. Many of you have been seeking the Lord for direction for next year and feeling like the Lord has not revealed much to you, but get ready for your vision to be GREATLY EXPANDED. Get ready to SEE into the NEW LAND. These momentous moments of divine set ups are going to give you strategy, blueprints and keys for 2019.

These momentous moments will truly position you in ways to FLY in Him like never before. 2019 will be a year to truly fly high in the revelation knowledge, understanding, wisdom and discernment of the Lord with strategic divine assignments to usher in His Kingdom and His Glory coming in the most unexpected ways.

The Lord is preparing and setting the stage for many from now in their positioning for 2019 because of the MAGNITUDE of what He is going to do and release His people that are positioned and ready, into.

It’s SO much bigger than you realize!

mighty winds-SmallI have been following Lana Vawser for nearly 3 years now and her prophetic words from God have helped me get through the long wait for my promise. There is something about her sincere love of God and His people that really helps when you are going through things. Hope this word blesses you like it did me. I feel we really are nearing the end of a very long journey for many of us. God has been tearing down and building back up and we are all better for it even though it may not feel that way right now! The last couple of weeks have been really hard and I’ve been struggling even though I trust God and know He will come though for me.  I still wake up crying before I even have thoughts in my mind to make me sad so something is happening. Words from God’s prophets are even more important now than ever because we identify with the words and know it is God and that He is communicating HOPE to us through them. Thank you Father!

The Importance of Speaking the Truth in Love

truthspeaking-by Denny Cline

This morning I had a picture in my mind of a canyon labeled “untruth”. There were cliffs on opposite sides of the canyon with lemmings running and falling into the canyon. The Scripture in 2 Thessalonians 2:10 came to me, “…and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved.”

The meaning of truth is more than just facts. Facts can be misconstrued, presented in a light to prove a point, or not tell the entire story. The truth is defined as fact and more: “what is true in any matter under consideration, truly, in truth, according to truth, of a truth, in reality, in fact, certainly.” Truth stands out alone when we see the whole issue and its consequences as well as a righteous purpose.

The opposites (opinions held as truth) are such a canyon of division, I am concerned we are heading for a modern-day civil war unless we have a great awakening. Even then, we may have gone too far to not have some semblance of a civil war with the way our nation is going.

My daughter relayed to me a conversation that a young person had recently, politely trying to get at the truth in the face of one prominent issue. The reaction she got from people she loved caused her to simply leave the conversation.

My good friend Garris Elkins has been emphasizing for over a year a need to learn to speak the truth in love. It’s so important that we are able to do both. We need to more than ever, with polluted information abounding, speak what the truth really is. But we also need to get there by having conversations with sincere love in our attitudes and words. If we fail to do so, a canyon of untruth awaits those who run to it.

How do you run to it? We run into it by letting anger and emotion lead us there. If we speak without peace and love, trusting God and people enough to both listen and speak in a way that brings understanding, there can be no awareness of what is true. Here is a promise for our nation if we can learn this and avoid running into the canyon.

“Open the gates, that the righteous nation which keeps the truth may enter in.” (Isa 26:2)

“You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.” (Isa 26:3)

It is so important to guard our heart, mind, emotions and speech right now. I am not saying to give into those who want to shut down speech, but to speak the truth in love and reap it’s fruit of peace and righteousness.


I enjoyed this word. It is what we all want, what we try to share and promote in a world filled with lies and untruths, fake news, fake preaching and those who fear man more than God. So many rules about hate speech, offending subjects banned even from the pulpits; we all take second thoughts before speaking truth to anyone about our beliefs. I am a person usually uninhibited in speaking my mind but I even find myself biting my tongue before saying what I think to people I don’t know. In my new home by the beach I meet a lot of “unknowns” when I walk along the surf. Many want to stop and chat, which is good but still I find myself wondering just what I should say to a total stranger. I don’t like that. I’m never rude but with all the things that offend you can say anything and find yourself in trouble. How do we balance that and maintain our witness, our lifestyle of a believer? Things we are excited about, find as common as breathing, our joy in the Lord and what is happening in this season … what will this stranger on the beach think? When they ask me what I do and I say my full time job is 4 Facebook platforms and personal blogs they want to know what do I say? So many Christians have a problem with sharing God on Facebook so what about strangers? It hasn’t stopped me but I do feel a check before opening my mouth and I don’t like that. I guess think it through a little for how to share what you do as a believer. What do you think? Even writing here can cause issues. But as the writer says, speak the truth in love. It is our job, our assignment, our testimony which is God’s testimony of His love and goodness so write it, speak it in love and the Lord will guide you to the how’s and the what’s!

How Transparency is a Key to Freedom

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A Word by Jeffrey Hardwick

I want you to know how transparency is a key to freedom in your life. When the Lord gave me this revelation of transparency, I did not realize how simple freedom could be.

The first thing I thought of when the Lord wanted me to be transparent was to expose all the bad in my life. But God had other plans. It wasn’t until I knew God’s view on transparency of the TRUTH was going to give me freedom from deceit.

When I looked up the definition of transparent I was very surprised. It means to be free from pretense or deceit; easily detected or seen through; readily understood. Look at those definitions again. Does that describe you? It can and I’ll show you how simple it is for you.

The best way I can describe what transparency is from God’s perspective is understanding and believing the TRUTH of who you are in HIS sight. An image the Lord gave me was if He was cutting though my body and soul then looking into my spirit. Imagine looking into a spirit that is perfect. When you believe the Truth you will know how transparency is key to your freedom.

When you look at your spirit you are looking at something that is truly remarkable and full of love. How can you see what is in your spirit? You can ask God for a revelation. You can also find Scripture verses that describe God’s Spirit.

For example, the Fruit of the Spirit can be found in Galatians 5:22-23. Imagine seeing yourself being loving, joyful, patient, etc. How would you respond when a lie comes against you when you SEE yourself the way God does? Transparency is the key.

Again we want to be transparent so we can experience freedom from all lies and deception. I want you to live in the Truth and free from lies, don’t you? Once we have that goal in place, then we need to act on it. How do we do that?

Anytime you hear, see, feel a lie from the enemy, IMMEDIATELY replace it with the Truth. Why? Jesus did it and the devil left Him. Since it worked for Jesus, it will work for you and me.

I like what James 4:7 tells us, “Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.” One day the Lord told me, “No resisting. No fleeing.” Let that sink in for a moment. After you submit to God, He is telling you to resist the devil, THEN he will flee. Remember, God will back up His Word.

We can choose to be resisters or allowers. We can continue to allow the enemy to lie to us. If we do, then we begin to believe his lies and not God’s Truth. Then we can feel stuck. Can you relate? I don’t want you stuck anymore. I want you SO free that others see Jesus in you.

So what you need to do is to equip yourself with the Truth, God’s Scriptures. The Word of God is a weapon to use against the devil. If we don’t use it, then how free can we be? God gave us the Sword of the Spirit to USE. It is the most powerful weapon we can use to experience victory in our lives.

If I were to ask you what lies from the enemy have you been believing, I’m sure you could come up with a few of them. Now if I would ask you what Scripture verses do you use to resist those lies, what would they be?

The Lord gave me several verses to help with overcoming fear. You know what they all had in common? God’s Love. Why? It is God’s PERFECT LOVE that casts out fear. The more we agree, accept and believe God’s Love for us, the more freedom we can experience in our lives.

So starting right now CHOOSE to be transparent as you agree with God’s Word and use it every time against the enemy so you can live in freedom. Remember Jesus said, “And you shall know the Truth and the Truth shall make you free.” Finally when you know how transparency is key to your freedom, make sure you share it with your friends. They will so glad you did.

Why are you now willing to be FREE?

Jeffrey Hardwick


I liked this word and I couldn’t help but think of the word “transparency” and how it has been used in government. The last president of the USA said he was going to be transparent but he wasn’t and the people complained. The current president is so transparent, speaking his feelings and plans on social media for the world to see and they hate him for it! In politics you can’t seem to win. It is good that we can win with God when we are transparent. In addition to what the writer was saying, to me it means that we can be transparent with God in how we feel and where we are. He knows all that but when we need to vent our feelings we know we can do so with God and He won’t laugh at us or tell others about our weakness. Venting to someone gives you short term satisfaction but how many have friends true enough to not laugh, scold or use against us later? God will do none of those. He will listen and show us the way to feel better and move forward and He forgives us our rants if we repent from not trusting Him enough to keep from feeling the need to vent. A win/win situation if we just turn it over to Him and follow His lead.

Now is the Time for Fresh Wind! Come out of the Wilderness!

dry_bones winds of changeKathy DeGraw, Grandville, MI

Are You Co-Laboring with the Holy Spirit?
God has been ready to deliver you from the wilderness, but are you co-laboring with the Holy Spirit?

I was preaching recently when the Holy Spirit started to reveal powerfully that it is time for His people to come out of the wilderness. He revealed that the wilderness you have been walking through is going to be shaken off of you. “Passivity is going to break loose,” He said. “Finally passivity is going to leave your life.” However, the breaking of passivity over people’s lives is going to be a decision on their part. They have to co-labor with the very Spirit of God. It is going to take effort on their part; it is going to take making a conscious decision to change.

Blinded from Their Own Bondage

The Spirit continued to reveal that the enemy has blinded some from their own bondage and the spiritual warfare that has been manifesting in their lives. They thought that they had just been in a dry place, when in actuality it is spiritual warfare that has been coming up against them, unrecognized. It left them stagnant towards their destinies and the works of God. They didn’t recognize the warfare. They thought they were just in a place of brokenness and emptiness. It is time for the emptiness to leave. The void they feel in their life has been warfare—attack after attack—coming to thwart their destiny.

Now is the time for you to rise up and break off and loosen the shackles that have been placed around you. Now is the time to come out of that dry spell.

Declare Fresh Breath into Your Dry Bones

In this time with the Lord I saw a vision of horses and the Body of Christ riding these horses. Believers were galloping forward as an army and releasing freedom. The Ruach ha’Kodesh, the very breath and wind of God, was with them.

I heard the Lord saying, “Now is the time for fresh wind. Now is the time for the fresh breath of God to come upon you. Breathe in that new, fresh breath. Breathe in the fresh fire I am going to put upon your life. My people need to co-labor with My Spirit. Declare fresh breath in your life. Speak and prophesy and declare fresh breath into your dry bones. Breathe into your dry bones to call forth that breath, to call forth the fire to manifest in your life.”

He went on to say, “I want to permeate you with an abundance. I want to give you abundant wells and abundant treasures. I want to give you abundant wells to drink from. I’m coming to saturate My people with a cloud of My glory.”

It is time for the season of dryness to be over and for Believers to be saturated with the very life of God.

A Prayer Declaration

I decree over you that you shall come out of your wilderness. I prophesy and speak to every dry bone and command it to come to life and live abundantly. I command your soul to awaken to the senses of the Spirit. I call forth your mind, will, and emotions to lineup with the Spirit in you and to lineup with God’s will and God’s word for your life, in Jesus’ name, amen.

Kathy DeGraw
DeGraw Ministries

Kathy DeGraw is a prophetic healing and deliverance minister and the founder of DeGraw Ministries. She is passionate about releasing the love and power of God to empower and activate people. She gives Believers tools to walk in the supernatural and launch them into their prophetic destinies! She is the author of several books, including SPEAK OUT, WARFARE DECLARATIONS, IDENTITY INVASION and contributes to Charisma Magazine and Charisma Media’s Life in the Spirit Series. You can connect with Kathy on Facebook or visit her ministry website.

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I’m ready for Ruach ha’Kodesh, the very breath and wind of God to come over me and revive my dry bones and help me come out of the wilderness. Some of us have been in the wilderness a long time and it seems almost easier to just lay down and give up then to fight one more day. That is why I keep reading everything God directs me to and I keep sharing it here and on two Facebook sites. We must not give up. I know when you see words saying “you are almost there” and you saw words like that last year or the year before it is very hard to believe and hang on but we just have to. God is the only one we can trust to bring us out of the wilderness and we have to trust Him to know when. It is not easy or even pleasant and I fight it every day of my life. Fight to keep my hope, trust and patience and continue to persevere. Somehow God keeps me going and I feel little breezes of peace and faith blowing over me just when I need it most and then I take one more step and reach for His hand and we keep going.