Write the Vision and Take Action!

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Karen Hardin, Tulsa, OK

There are many reading this who have heard the Lord speak to you to, “Write it down.” When we write something down it takes something that was just a thought, and when we commit it to paper it is like bringing it from the supernatural into the natural realm.

As I was praying one morning the Lord led me to this verse, “This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: ‘Write in a book all the words I have spoken to you. The days are coming,’ declares the Lord, ‘when I will bring My people Israel and Judah back from captivity and restore them to the land I gave their ancestors to possess,’ says the Lord.” (Jeremiah 30:2-4)

I knew immediately that this was a word for this hour. Our restoration and ability to move forward is contingent upon our obedient action to write down what the Lord has done and said and to pass it on to our families and to others.

Write it Down and Take Action

As parents (spiritual or natural parents) it is important that we pass on to our children what God has done in the past so that we invest in their future. These become seeds for miracles.

Why is this action so important? Because it prophetically launches something into the spirit realm and takes the supernatural and pulls it into the natural. It establishes His promise of what He has spoken (see Habakkuk 2:1-3).

How many times have you heard someone say, “I want to do so and so someday?” We’ve probably all done that at some time. But a dream stays in the “hope for” realm as days, weeks and then years pass, and we don’t take hold of that dream to write it down to move into the action phase. What makes a dream move from the desire to physical realm? When we begin to write it down and take action to make it happen. It all starts with the obedience to write it down and capture it.

When we write the plan, it moves from a dream/desire to a destined purpose. It becomes a road map. Have you ever taken a step to begin a project only to get discouraged when things begin to go wrong?

Recently, my husband took over a project of building a storage building for my mom, when the builder who started the building had a stroke. Although in full-time ministry, my husband is really good at carpentry and so to help Mom, he offered to come over on a weekend to finish the project.

As he mapped out and wrote down what still had to be done, he determined it would take one full weekend. The only problem was, once he got into the project, he discovered the previous builder had set some things in place that had to be redone. The building would have not been able to withstand Oklahoma winds that blow through if he didn’t make the corrections.

What should have been a one weekend project became three. It would have been easy to become discouraged and walk away, but instead my husband pressed in, redid the work that was done incorrectly, and made the building secure so it could withstand any storm. He had to go back to his previous blueprint and budget he had written down in order to begin. In the midst of the challenges he had to sit down several times and look over his notes and make revisions to his plan to stay on track for the desired destination—the completed storage building.

When God gives us a revelation and we write it down, it becomes our road map. It is important that we go back often to make sure we are on target. When we don’t write it down, we can lose part of that vision/revelation. We are told to keep in our minds and heart what He has said. We are to meditate on the Word and keep it in our heart. How can we do that if we haven’t taken the time to write it down? We then are progressing without a road map.

We may find as we encounter challenges—and there will be challenges—that we have to make revisions as my husband had to do on that storage building. But as he went back and referred to the blueprint that he had written down, he was able to finish the project rather than walk away in frustration.

It Instructs and Inspires

This is especially important for our children, those who we mentor and those who are watching our lives. (And there are others watching that you may not even be aware that your life is touching theirs.)

Habakkuk 2:2 says, “Write down the revelation and make it plain on tablets so that a herald may run with it.”

How can someone run with a vision if they don’t know what the vision or the plan is? When we don’t take time to write down a plan or revelation we can’t pass it on to others. As parents (spiritual or natural parents) it is important that we pass on to our children what God has done in the past so that we invest in their future. These become seeds for miracles.

When we write something down it takes something that was just a thought and when we commit it to paper it is like bringing it from the supernatural into the natural realm.

When Joshua was leading the Israelites to take the Promised Land and they had experienced a miraculous victory, they were given instructions to create a memorial so it could be remembered by future generations.

This is an important action of obedience and a prophetic act for the future. When we don’t write down the miracles and blessings of God’s provision in our lives, they are easily forgotten. Not only can we forget over time, but then they are not passed down to instill faith in our families. Miracles from our past become the soil of miracles for the future.

Create Your Altars of Remembrance

Write about the time God healed you or when God provided finances when there wasn’t enough. What about when God delivered you out of an impossible situation? What was a huge miracle at the time can be lost over time when we don’t write it down and review it.

Again, remember that past miracles become the soil for future miracles and provision when we remember and restate (offer praise) for what God has done in the past. It becomes like a fertilizer that works into the soil of our hearts that nourishes the seed of promise in impossible situations. Why? Because we remember what He has done in the past and that He can and will do it again. We see this as we read in the book of Psalms as King David “encouraged himself in the Lord” as he looked back and reviewed all the things God had done for him in the past.

When we are in the midst of challenge and it seems no hope remains, we need to look back and review what God has done for us in the past—for He will do it again. That becomes the power of writing it down.

It is imperative that we write down the vision and markers of God’s miracles in our lives and pass them on to our children and to others. We can see where Joshua did this after taking over as leader after Moses (see Joshua 4:1-7).

As you read this word, I know there are many who have been prompted in your hearts to sit down and write a book. To write down what God has spoken to you. You need to act because God can only move forward in our lives where we give Him opportunity. Until we take our step of obedience to do what He has instructed, the dream or revelation remains in the spiritual realm. We need to pull it into the natural realm as we write it down.

Make the Vision Plain

The “book” you write doesn’t have to get published on a broad scale. It may be your journal. Or it may be something that you publish with just ten or twenty copies that you pass out to family members this next Christmas. What an amazing gift!

I was in a writer’s group a few years ago in which one of the women was there to do just that. She was recording the miracles and her journey with the Lord to pass on to her kids. She wasn’t writing with the plan that her book would ever go into bookstores or that it would cost her lots of money to “publish” the book. She was simply writing down a memorial before the Lord to pass on and instill faith in her family of what the Lord had done in the past, so it would plant a vision for her family of what He could do in their future.

Have you written a memorial of what God has done in your life? Are you passing that on to others? God said, “Write the vision and make it plain so that others can run with it” (see Habakkuk 2:2). Did you know that God has a book of remembrance (see Malachi 3:16-18)? If He does, shouldn’t we?

Karen Hardin
PriorityPR Group & Literary Agency
Email: Karen@lightandremnant.org
Website: www.prioritypr.org

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Karen Hardin is an author, minister and literary agent. She is called to exhort, encourage and help raise up the remnant. She desires to empower those who have grown weary so they can reposition to walk in identity and destiny. Her work has appeared in “USA Today,” “World Net Daily,” “Outlook Magazine,” “Charisma,” “CBN.com,” and more. Karen has a passion to help others reach their highest potential and achieve their dreams with the message God has given them. She and her husband, Kevin, make their home in Oklahoma along with their three kids.


One Blue Horse says: I am so excited about this word. If you blog, write books or journals this should really give you something to think of! I’ve felt moved by God to start writing more of my own blogs again and I’m needing to really manage my time well to do the research for things to put on Facebook and to write a good blog too! But God has really given me reason to push on with this word. I do have a book in mind too but a big item needs to come into reality from the promise I’ve been holding onto for nearly 3 years! Hope you enjoy reading this as much as I did and blessings toward “writing it down and taking action.”

How Can The Body Of Christ Divided STAND?

people divided4Matthew 12:25 But Jesus knew their thoughts, and said to them: “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and every city or house divided against itself will not stand.

I don’t often spend much time reading the comments after articles on News feeds or Facebook. They usually make me more upset than happy when I read all the rude, ungodly and destructive comments that are in with the good ones. We are a world terribly divided. I always struggle with not putting my own two-cents in as we used to call it. My mom used to tell me, “I don’t need your 2-cents worth, just do what I asked you!” whenever I’d try to explain why I didn’t think I should wash dishes or take out the trash.

Sometimes I think it would be better if people couldn’t make comments but then that would restrict freedom of thought and opinions. I find it easier to just not read them. But today I started reading the comments on Prophet Lana Vawser’s word over President Donald Trump because the very comment at the top just leaped out at me. Right from the start it was caustic, hateful, arrogant, judgemental and offensive to God’s sovereignty with no consideration that He just might have put the man in office. It drew me in to look at more and I found comments from outright trolls and some “Christians” who were sure they knew more than God even making statements about Trump not being a real believer or saved. I thought God was the only one who could really judge for sure if any of us are saved or not.

I did make two comments which I probably should not have … but I had to suggest that God just might be in control and the need for them to pray. Now I wait for the axe to drop on me! I used to make comments on news feeds and go on with life but since I’m on Facebook I found, late term, that people only have to click on your name and find themselves on your Facebook page where they can make comments about your comments! So far I’ve been fortunate that they agreed with me …

But you know it is an age old thing whereby members of the body of Christ simply do not agree on many things which ends in fights, church splits and even families divided. As a young Christian I used to wonder how the Bride of Christ would ever get it together enough to go to that marriage supper. We fight over things that are laid out in the Bible for us in clear words by simply changing the meaning to suit ourselves and how we believe. We even have massive disputes over Old Testament verses New Testament with some wanting to throw out the Old completely because of our new covenant. The old adage, United we Stand, Divided we Fall always comes to mind.

I think that Donald Trump being elected as president has caused more division and anger and splits than anything yet. It isn’t limited to the United States either. People including Christians in countries all over the world are arguing about it. I think that can be blamed on the news media and social media. So many opinions, words going over the networks and internet in seconds, constantly. Words are alive and they can be curses or blessings and the ones in forms of curses just stay out there hanging like oppressive clouds over the world. I daresay there are far more curse words then blessings.

But in the end it is the enemy of our soul to blame. It is a perfect storm for his agenda to destroy God’s people and take control. There are lies and twists and if you cannot discern them for what they are you join the wrong side of this without knowing. There are lying spirits, twisting spirits, Jezebel spirits, religious spirits and all their trailing relatives. The spiritual realm is real and the scripture that describes it that we grew up with is true. As you read through it you will find what to do about all this division.

Ephesians 6:12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age,[a] against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 14 Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; 18 praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints—”

If we could each follow God’s formula we could unite and not have all this division. God never intended for His body to be divided against each other but to stand against the rulers of darkness as the light of the world. I believe that is why God gave us these simple, effective directions so we could stand together as one body under Christ. Instead of dumping all our “comments” in Facebook why not just pray over the word you read and discern if it is true and of God. If you aren’t sure just pray and ask for God’s will in things.

In the end I love the scriptures that tell us what to do for people in authority; whether we like them or not isn’t the question or the option, it is what God has instructed us to do.

Pray for All Men – 1 Timothy 2:1-4 “Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.”    

And if that isn’t enough there is one more truth in scripture that tells us Donald Trump is God’s choice and out of our hands…

Daniel 2:20-21 “Blessed be the name of God forever and ever, to whom belong wisdom and might. He changes times and seasons; he removes kings and sets up kings; he gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding”

Hope this helps you when you make comments and read comments. And I have had one comment on my comment while I was writing this and it was “good”!

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

PASTOR RODNEY HOWARD-BROWNE WITH ALEX JONES – PRAYER ALERT!

Probably the only other ministry I know that see’s the battle for what it is. This is an anointed interview. – Lance Wallnau

PASTOR RODNEY HOWARD-BROWNE on ALEX JONES INFOWARS – Says: Trump Removal Imminent, We Must Act Now to Stop Civil War/Martial Law with PRAYER around the world!

All Christians around the world should be praying for Trump, because globalism will affect us all.

This is a MUST WATCH interview every Christian in the world needs to see. Pastor Browne shares how they were invited in the talk to President Trump for the picture where they laid hands on him and prayed for him. It went viral as they say, and was hated by the powers that want the President out of office in any way they can. Trump is gaining popularity and getting a lot done and they hate that too.

Pastor Browne is in this video with Alex Jones to get the urgent word out for prayer from around the world as there is a Government coup being planned to get rid of Trump and not by legal means either.

Rodney Howard Browne was told by a member of senate that there is a plan “on the hill” to form a coup against Trump and “take him out” and not by leagal means either. Browne announced it in his church, as shown in this video,  because CNN wouldn’t run it. Then 3 days after the church service it came out in newspapers from Government officials to be the truth.

This is real my friends and we are the only ones who can stop it with prayer. PLEASE WATCH THIS SO YOU UNDERSTAND THE REAL DANGER HERE TO THE PRESIDENT AND ALL CHRISTIAN FREEDOM.

Please share this with everyone you know and please, please start praying, get your friends, family and church to pray. We must break this hold the devil has on the people in America or it will not be good for anyone in any part of the world. This is what they call the last bastion of Christianity that the devil wants to tear down and he almost had it done, until Donald Trump got in office, where he is standing strongly for Christians … and the devil will have him out by death if need be.

This is the last great battle in the spirit realm where the devil is going all out to take control as he knows his time is close to being over. I see Christians in other countries like here in Australia complaining and ridiculing President Trump. This is why the enemy is winning. Unless we arise and stop our complacency and questioning who God has put in office and stand up for what we say we believe, stop fearing man more than God; and unite as one true body of Christ and use the tool we have that can take the enemy out of play … we will all lose.

PRAYER, CONSISTENT AND FERVENT UNTIL THIS COUP IS BROKEN! AMEN.

“Yada” Cultivating Intimacy with God

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Yada, the Hebrew word meaning, “to know,” is used multiple times throughout scripture for a variety of different topics. However, when the term is used to define the yada, as the relationship between man and God, it speaks of a deep intimacy that the Father longs to have with His children.

As now a young woman, in my early days I grew up around the church. I attended church school. I went to church camp. My entire existence was centered around church, but I’ll share a hard truth, it was not centered around intimacy with Him.

Throughout my childhood, I learned how to memorize scripture, pray, have daily devotions. I learned how to talk the talk, but when it came to walking intimately with the Lord, I didn’t really understand what that entailed.

Recently, for a project that is totally unrelated to this subject, I was reading about the left-brain vs. the right-brain. I tend to favor the right side of my brain above the factual more practical left side. Through evaluating the pros and cons of both sides of the brain, I gained revelation about my intimate walk with the Lord.

As more of a right-brained extrovert, I tend to be spontaneous and extravagant. I show my love through giant outbursts of hugs and support that have no other purpose than to love and be loved. But to me, growing up, the God of the Church seemed more left-brained. He cared about numbers, facts, how many scriptures I had memorized, and about the level of discipline I could achieve when I woke up early every morning to read the Word. Still, my right-brain self longed for a spontaneous outburst now and again. A love walk with an intimate friend, but that just seemed too silly for a staunch and crisp Heavenly Father.

Over time, because I had no understanding, I would teach myself to place these inner longings deep within myself, hiding my need for a greater intimacy with Him from others and from myself. In exchange, I did my daily duties as an obligatory sacrifice to what seemed a disapproving God.

So, it is no wonder that when I became an adult and had the opportunity to walk away from the Church, and worse still to walk away from God, I took it. It was just too hard. I just could never measure up. There was always someone else who was so much better at self-discipline than I was, and it just made sense to me that God must love him or her more because of their abilities.

Soon after making this decision, I chose a career in the arts. In some ways, I came home for the first time. The arts are filled with passionate people who march to the beat of their own drum, who love self-exploration and expression. It was a whole new world, where I was invited to explore just for the sake of exploring. The process of creativity was enough. The journey was the thing, not the destination. Yet, after a time, that became empty too. I kept walking in circles and struggling to have a focus. Eventually, I just got lost all together.

Just as the prodigal son in the parable of Jesus, I would later decide that it would be better to be a slave in my Father’s house than to wallow in the mud of a pigpen. In a desperate cry for help, I chose to renounce my sins and to invite Jesus into my heart, understanding that I would once again be obligated to read the Word, memorize, obey, obey, obey. It wasn’t an easy decision. You may be shocked at this statement… but it just wasn’t.

Then, much to my surprise, what happened instead of a life of indentured servitude is this… My Father saw me from afar off! He met me where I was at, and in an extravagant act of love towards me He came running down the road, yelling out, “My daughter! My daughter! She has returned home! Kill My very best calf! Throw a party! Let’s celebrate My beautiful extravagant daughter who has returned to Me!” The Father, who I had so longed to please through works, showed me the overabundance of His true heart for me in a spontaneous outburst of love and celebration.

It has taken time, but over the last few years Father God has been removing the barriers that have stood in my way from truly walking in intimacy with Him. I understand now that walking in close relationship is a balancing act. I study the scriptures now to better understand the One who ran to me—displaying His affection for the entire world to see. I spend time in prayer for the issues that break His heart, not out of obligation, but because I love what He loves.

Please understand that this doesn’t mean that there isn’t an element of self-discipline that has had to take place. Both processes are the same in the sense that I choose daily to seek His face. The thing that is different is that I understand my relationship with the Lord can be unique to me. So now, when I seek Him, I know that it doesn’t have to be a cookie-cutter version of the person next to me. There are still biblical principles that I must walk out like everyone else, but who is to say that me coloring a picture as I meditate on the Word is wrong? It’s just a different approach.

I write in my journal to Him. I paint, dance, take pictures. I sing to Him. I plant gardens and walk with Him in His creation. I allow my right-brained self to express yada with Him in my own unique ways. The more I do this, the more I long to read His Word and know Him more. It is a life of devotion, not a life of devotions.

I want to encourage you, if you too struggle with developing an intimate relationship with the Father, begin a process of unpacking where those lies crept into your heart. Ask Him to show you where you’ve exchanged works, or acts of service, for private quality times that were unique just to your relationship with Him. Ask Father God to give you wisdom and revelation of how He is yearning to communicate to you through the pages of the Bible. Reach out to Him, inviting Him into every aspect of your day-to-day life—understanding that He placed certain desires in your heart for a reason, and that He knows your thoughts and your greatest heart’s desires. As you begin to allow Him to join you in even the silliest little expressions of your love for Him, He will begin to fill up those voids and places of deep longing for intimacy, and in turn His love will begin to overflow out of you and into the lives of others.

May you be encouraged today—strengthened in the knowledge that your Heavenly Father is an extravagant Papa who waits eagerly and expectantly to spend quality yada time with you… and you alone.


Marisa Fritzemeier has attended House of David since 2010. Over the years she has been honored to serve the house in various capacities. It has been her greatest privilege to join them on multiple trips to Israel and neighboring nations. Marisa spends much of her time working with children. She has a BFA in Theatre from Emporia State, and has spent much of her life dedicated to exploring various artistic mediums. She is passionate about developing art programing with Kingdom purposes. In her spare time, Marisa also works for a digital marketing team building websites and developing advertising for small businesses across the globe. It is her highest honor to know Yeshua as her personal savior, and it is with great joy that she serves Him daily.

One Blue Horse says: I really liked this article as it went to the heart of a problem I’ve had all my life of getting Yada with God. I was raised and continued my adult life thinking God was cold and aloof from His creation. I was taught by church to read the word, learn the scriptures, do what was right and pretty much take care of myself and prayer for help was only for when we had no other way. I needed to read this and others may also. Hope you enjoyed and gained by reading! Blessings.

I Release the Winds of Change

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Prophetic Word: I Release the Winds of Change

by Thomas Griffin

I loose the winds of change as a window of heaven in the earth today!

By the Spirit of God (alone) I call forth radical shifting for increased levels of peace, prosperity, solutions, restitution, restoration and revival in every life that reads this!

Even for those who reject the simplicity of the power of this spoken word, let it cover every man and woman that reads! You sir, you ma’am… cannot outrun the goodness and kindness of a good and living, loving God!

Let His Joy, His blessing, His peace, His provision and protection overtake you today forward, in abundance. Just remember and Honor God as His goodness comes to you for ALL good things come from God!

This is a day…that the Lord has made and nothing slips through His hands.

This is the day everything begins to change for your better WITH ACCELERATION!

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” – Jeremiah 29:11

This is the day the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24 

Many Things Will Happen NOW!”

“God Says the ‘And Now!’ Moment is Upon Us! Many Things Will Happen NOW!”

Danny Steyne, Andover, CT

Testimony: “And Now to What I’ve Called You!”

The word came so clearly on a recent morning. A crystal clear, “And now!” I knew exactly what was happening. In August 2012, I was doing a conference in Natick, MA called “The Greatest Awakening III: For Such a Time As This!” In the first session Brian Simmons prophesied that I would be moving to New England and that the favor of God would be on it. Later, he told me God was going to give us a house…a huge one in New England. Following that conference, a flurry of spiritual activity began surging through our lives.

Two weeks later I heard the Lord say to me, “What are you doing?” I told Him I was waiting for an open door, and He quickly reminded me that apostolic ministry never requires an open door—it requires obedience. I knew I had to announce we were leaving South Carolina and moving to New England, although we had no idea where, and we sent an email to all those who had been a part of our lives and ministry through the years, indicating so.

As I heard the “woosh” of the email being sent out to thousands of people, I heard an audible, “And now to what I’ve called you!” I was overpowered by the Holy Spirit as He came all over me and I realized that I was about to see what I had so longed for through my life—a move of the Spirit of God that eclipsed all previous moves. A move that would be what Bob Jones would call, “The Awakening that will never end.” A move that wasn’t hype-centered but where people turned to the Lord in great power and where His presence became so impacting that society and culture itself would change.

A couple who live in the shadow of Cape Canaveral, Florida said as they opened the email I sent, they heard their windows rattle. Thinking that it was a space shuttle taking off, they looked outside and realized it wasn’t happening that day. They went back to read my email and one said to the other, “What is God up to?”

Two weeks after that my wife Karen put our home on Craigslist, and two days later a contract was signed to lease our house in South Carolina. We had to be out of the home one month later. Two weeks after the lease was signed, I was with James Levesque and Brian Simmons in New England for a conference and scheduled an additional day to look for housing. I still had no clue where our house would be, but thought it must be in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, or Connecticut because the housing we had picked out online was in those three areas.

That Monday morning only seven of the twenty-some houses we had gleaned from were available. At the fourth house the Lord spoke audibly that this was the house for a season. Two weeks later we moved into that house, and one week later over a hundred people gathered with us there. Suddenly the “…and now” began to happen!

I began realizing that the “…and now” was much bigger than what I thought.

This part of the journey has continued as we meet every Tuesday night in my home with people coming literally from all over New England, the northeast, as well as visitors from Africa, Asia, Europe, South America, the Pacific and all across the United States…often packing our home out beyond capacity!

Redefining Church and the Awakening Angels

As I drove the truck up to New England (while moving there), several encounters would inspire me to realize that this was going to be one of the most significant periods of history to come to New England. I asked the Lord, “What do You want me to do here?” His response seemed rather blunt and audacious, “What I want isn’t here yet; I want you to take over!” I wasn’t exactly sure what that meant, but I kept pressing in and His response began to explain something that continues to teach me and keep me dependent on His voice, “I want you to redefine Church!”

Immediately I realized that I had no clue what that meant. How do you redefine a boat or something that is already in the mind and perception of people? How do you redefine what people have come to believe and give it new terminology so they don’t revert to what they have always seen and known. Most of us, and I’m including myself, are far more comfortable with what we have come to know as “normal,” and we easily revert to that place when difficulty sets in.

I began realizing that the “…and now” was much bigger than what I thought. I should have realized it back then, when I had approached my exit in Connecticut and huge angels lined the highway like a parade of some sorts as we drove to our destination. I asked the Lord who they were and He said, “These are ‘Awakening’ angels.” I certainly should have realized it when, at the end of that parade in the middle of the road, an angel whom I’ve encountered around the world in several meetings, once again stood in front of me, looming over the road.

This angel’s blue hue has become very familiar to me and for the first time Michael spoke to me, “Are you ready?” My response was, “Let’s do this thing!” The morning when I heard, “…and now!” I recalled the words spoken by others, the dream of God that “every knee bow,” and the heart cry to see the Western World overwhelmed by the power of God as so often happens in the Third World countries. I remembered what the Lord spoke when He said to me, “The Third World prays for revival and they get harvest; the Western World prays for revival and they get happy!”

I’ve learned that “soon” is not what I think, but what He knows. No man knows but the Father KNOWS! I’ve learned that words given or received thirty and forty years before are not discardable…they require the patience and trust to see the Father bring them about.

…a move of the Spirit of God that eclipsed all previous moves.

More and more I’m watching God speaking to people in their 50s, 60s, 70s and beyond, that they will yet see what He has promised them. Recently during a funeral of a precious man, Frank (who, at 93 years old, traveled an hour and half each way every week to our meeting in Connecticut), I learned he had led five people to Jesus two days before he slipped into a coma and passed away three days after that. In Frank’s last conversation with me he said, “I’m just learning so much right now!”

“…AND NOW” is Upon Us!

The “… AND NOW!” time is upon us. It’s the shift that takes us beyond what is happening around us to participate with the shift in our thinking. It’s time for the visions of old to be restored to the hearts of the young and old. It’s the prophetic words about stadiums being filled, not because we try to make them happen, but because the reality of the Kingdom is so vivid and real that it’s occurring in our lives every day. It’s the place where sporting events are canceled because the facilities are needed to carry on the work of God.

It’s what has been prophesied where the news is once again “truthful” and says, “We have no bad news tonight, just good news. The stadiums are filled with people, they are coming from everywhere, they can’t even all get in, there are ambulances and hearses lined up, people are being healed and set free, and we don’t know who these men and women are on the stage as they are nameless and faceless…but it doesn’t matter who they are because they are all saying the same thing: Jesus is Lord!”

It’s not pie in the sky. It’s not a seeker-sensitive model that can attract crowds. It’s not the theme, new thought, new doctrine, nor the speaker that is coming! It’s Jesus in the center! It’s the same thing that could take a nation with several young people preaching, “Bend me, Lord,” repeatedly and a nation would bow and everything except Jesus would stop (Welsh Revival). It’s the same thing when the presence of God would emanate so much through a man, a lawyer (Charles Finney), that over a third of the nation would turn to the Lord as the power of God broke through and brought freedom to those “strong men” that controlled society in his day, rather than rail against them!

Our God has NEVER relied on the means of men to accomplish His purpose, but He has purposely established a WAY of giving His own authority and release of His Kingdom’s power, love, joy, and peace to those who simply believe. It is for such a time as this that you have been placed on the earth “…AND NOW to what I’ve called you!”

Danny Steyne
Mountain Of Worship
Email: ClickHere
Website: www.themountain.org

Danny Steyne has been a church planter, pastor, teacher, author, and worship leader for over thirty years. His heart is to release ministry that is full of the power of God and demonstrated through the authentic miraculous works of Jesus. Danny and his wife Karen lead the apostolic team of Mountain Of Worship (MOW aka The Mountain). The expression of Mountain Of Worship transpires regionally through various gatherings that draw the Body of Christ together in regions, nationally through MOWTeams and MOWConferences, and internationally through Ministry Trips and International Conferences.

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The ‘Family’ is God’s Weapon in Overcoming the Political Spirit

(If you have questions or confusion about politics and religion this is a good article that talks about God’s place with it all and what He is doing about it.) ~ Charlene

by Marc Brisebois, Spruce Grove, AB Canada

God is giving us keys to overcome the political spirit. Jesus revealed an important principle when He told us, “A kingdom divided against itself cannot stand,” (Mark 3:24-25). On this basis, we have seen the political spirit attack and divide the Church quite successfully. Every spiritual leader I know has felt the sting of this tactic and God is now responding. He is about to judge the spirit responsible for division and place it under our feet. It is undoubtedly the political spirit!

The Present Battle

The political spirit, like politics itself, is divisive. Often attacking in concert with a religious spirit, it maneuvers to usurp legitimate authority by leveraging our differences. It exploits gaps, seizing power through offense and misunderstanding. Opinions and personal preferences become arrows against God’s anointed while it seizes power inch by precious inch.

The Apostle Paul’s himself outlined the dangerous nature of these divisions and factions in 1 Corinthians 1:11: “My brothers and sisters, some from Chloe’s household have informed me that there are quarrels among you.”

He went on to underscore how division this spirit is and that it is the very antithesis of Christ at work in our lives. Yet, somehow in each generation, this spirit seems to be able to victimize congregation after congregation, nullifying significant leaders. But the end of its influence is at hand. Soon the defense of running and hiding will not be necessary as something is changing globally!

God is Bringing Down the Political Spirit – Through “Family”

At this time, we are seeing God turn His gaze toward that spirit, determined to bring it down. The means by which God will sideline the political spirit is the family. The family is the entity able to resist this spirit’s divisive wiles. The uniqueness of the family has the capacity for unusual cohesion through honor.

It is a grouping where all have a place regardless of talent, maturity, size or function. While an odd uncle may lack status elsewhere, he has a place in family. This is clearly something we cannot typically say for the business arena or other social constructs, and even traditional church. For this reason, God has ordained the family as a kind of secret weapon. He calls us brethren (brothers), declaring its inherent power.

“Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity” (Psalm 133:1). The beauty of this familial unity draws God Himself to command life (vs 3). Such a command no power in Heaven and earth can resist.

A Wave of Blessings and a Sign of “Family” in the White House

There is unity available in family we have greatly underestimated. When we find it, we will experience an unprecedented wave of power through this “commanded blessing” over us. It will emasculate the political spirit in our midst.

As a sign of this, God has raised up Donald Trump. Yet, He has not only raised up Donald Trump, but the Trump family. It is a sign! Like the Kennedy family from years past, whose influence we know extended decades, God uses families. Today, like then, God is raising up a standard against the specter of political corruption, because He has His eye on a spirit. The Trump family points to a unity impervious to attacks able to destroy other structures.

As the family of God, we are His weapon. Unlike most other structures where our value is determined by our contributions, family members have inherent worth. When this value is in place the political spirit cannot make inroads or easily divide us. The family that sees each other as indispensable is a barrier against the coercion that would otherwise turn us against one another. We will live to see the family make the political spirit irrelevant.

Marc Brisebois
Executive Director of Watchman on the Wall

Email: watchman@me.com
Website: www.watchman.ca

Marc Brisebois the senior leader of Spruce Grove Community Church, along with his wife Wendy. They have 5 children and 4 grandchildren. Spending almost half his time traveling in ministry, Marc is widely recognized as a credible apostolic and prophetic ministry. Marc has written two books, as well as numerous articles, while being published on themes from discipleship, worship, the prophetic and more. He has a passion for truth and the desire to see the people of God fully enter their destinies.

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SHAKE OFF PYTHON INTO THE FIRE

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Christy Johnston

Have you felt as though you have been easily DISTRACTED from your PURPOSE and VISION? Have you felt WORN OUT and BEAT DOWN in recent months? You started off the year strong but somewhere along the way it felt as though the wind was knocked from you, either through circumstances or you just feel plain weary and exhausted with no explanation why?

This accurately describes our own experience in the past few months and I believe the Holy Spirit led me to the story in Acts 16:16-40 to give me the right tools for the opposition that has come against us and I want to share these with you. I believe that many in the body of Christ have been facing resistance from the spirit of Python. Verse 16 of Acts 16 in TPT tells it like this; ‘One day, as we were going to the house of prayer, we encountered a young slave girl who had an evil spirit of divination, the spirit of Python. She had earned great profits for her owners by being a fortune – teller.’ This verse and those to follow tell us a lot about the effects of Python. I want to give you a brief outline of what Python is, but the emphasis of this word is NOT on Python itself, but on the supernatural TOOLS and STRATEGIES from these verses that God has given us to OVERCOME and BREAK-FREE from this demonic oppression.

ABOUT PYTHON

Paul and Silas were on their way to the house of prayer but were sidetracked in their path by this slave. The spirit of Python seeks to distract and then enslave. Its objective is to distract those on their way to prayer, those who are on their way to their calling. It wants to keep you out of the secret place through annoyances and disturbances. It will throw circumstances and diversions your way to have you focused on the ‘noise’ and in turn draw you away from going to the Father in prayer. Python operates through ‘false’ prophecy and counterfeits. Verse 18 says ‘She kept following us, shouting, “These men are servants of the Great High God, and they’re telling us how to be saved!”

At first glance, this statement seems a little confusing, because it appears to be truth, but lets be clear, the enemy will contort the word of God for his own purposes, to mock and taunt, which is exactly what was happening here. The ambitions of Python are to wear you down through mockery. It will scorn you personally, it will mock the call of God on your life and have you question if the dreams in your heart are possible. It will shout over you relentlessly, until, just like Paul, you become weary and greatly frustrated. It will accuse you in the public forum and it will have people surround you with lies and judgments. Python will also seek to expose you, strip you and beat you until you are raw. (Acts 16:22). Its intention is to rob you and divert you from your destiny, coiling its lies around your heart until finally you are enslaved in its chains… but you DO NOT NEED TO FEAR! For GREATER is HE within you than he who is in this world. (1 John 4:4)

KEYS TO VICTORY OVER PYTHON

#1. SPEAK YOUR AUTHORITY

Many of us when we are faced with opposition have a tendency to run from confrontation rather than face the fear head on. Refrain from speaking negatively about the circumstances around you, don’t be distracted by the noise of it, this only further weakens you. Instead focus on who you are in Christ and declare your victory through His name. Paul showed us how to firmly TURN towards the attack (Acts 16:18) and ultimately away from the distraction and command it to leave in the name of Jesus Christ. Revelations 12:11 says ‘They triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the WORD of their testimony.’ One of your greatest weapons is the WORD of your testimony by declaring the name of Jesus. His blood makes you, as a son or daughter of the Most High God, INHERENTLY VICTORIOUS over the enemy, EVERY single time, but you need to SPEAK your authority.

#2. LIFT UP YOUR VICTORY SONG.

If you have been beat down and the coils of despair have been strangling the life out of your dreams and hopes, then it is time to sing. Despite what circumstances have come against you, your song of worship to the Father is a warfare tool of heaven to burst the atmospheres of heaviness. In Acts 16:24, we see Paul and Silas in the after throws of their battle with Python, bound by their hands and feet in prison, yet TPT says they were ‘undaunted’. They began to sing and it was their songs of worship that captivated an entire jail of prisoners. In verse 26, it tells us that ‘Suddenly, a great earthquake shook the foundations of the prison. All at once every prison door flung open and all the chains of all the prisoners came loose.

Your song of victory BEFORE the breakthrough comes, literally SHAKES the foundations of the ground and sky, causing every chain that has restrained you to come unstuck and every door that has confined you to come unlocked. Psalm 108:2 (TPT) Awake, O my soul, with the music of His splendor. Arise my soul and sing His praises! I will awaken the dawn with my worship, Greeting the daybreak with my songs of light.’

Your song will cause the light to burst through the night.

#3. SHAKE IT OFF

I believe the earthquake was a supernatural sign of SHAKING OFF the spirit of Python. In Acts 28:3, Paul encounters another snake, but this time a physical one. As he was gathering a pile of brushwood for the fire, a venomous snake latches onto his hand. In verse 5 it says; ‘But Paul shook off the snake into the fire and was unharmed.’

Among the very few natural predators of a python is an eagle and they have distinct ways of attacking the snake, especially if it is in pursuit of eaglets in their nest. They will SHAKE it vehemently or DROP it from a great height. They show the snake NO mercy – and neither should you. The question is, how do you shake it off? Do you recall Paul and Silas were on their way to PRAY before they encountered this opposition? Acts 4:31 gives us an amazing account of the manifestations of what prayer can do: ‘After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was SHAKEN. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly.’ Prayer literally SHAKES off the attacks from your life and drops the snake into the FIRES of God.

Lastly, lets not forget the incredible MIRACLE BREAK-THROUGHS that are promised you on the other side of this opposition. ALL of the prisoners that were with Paul and Silas that day were set free, along with the jailer and his ENTIRE family who gave their hearts to Jesus. Your breakthrough is not just for you, but for others, those around you who have been in captivity and are lost.

Mighty ones, it is time to SPEAK to the problem, turn your affections towards the Father and command Python to leave in the name of Jesus. As you PRAY and lift your SONGS of WORSHIP, you will see a BREAKING THROUGH of the night season and the SHAKING OFF of all that has been opposing you.

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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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