Plowed Into Your Comfort Zone

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“There’s coming some new instructions from The Lord that will scare you. You are going to be PLOWED OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE by The Spirit of The Lord. His words are going to release you from what has been holding you in captivity. Some things you haven’t even been aware of.

You are going to be delivered from former expectations with limiting boundaries. There has been fences and borders that were placed there through life experiences that are false boundaries. Your eyes are going to be opened into new realms of wisdom as your heart cries out “Yes” to what God has spoken to you!

There are also borders placed demonically which you will find the divine fortitude to breakthrough. Demons have spoken into your ears for many years telling you what you cannot have and where you cannot go. The spirit of revelation is going to blast you free! In a moment of time you are going to have the ability to see beyond where you’ve ever seen before! You will understand the plots and schemes of the enemy and will receive the strategies of freedom from the Spirit of The Lord! You will never go back!

The promised land awaits you!

“But, as it is written, “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him”1Corinthians 2:9

“these things God has revealed to us through the Spirit. For the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God.” 1Corinthinans 2:10


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The terminology appealed to me in this word, the Holy Spirit is going to “Plow you out of your comfort zone.” I could just see these big snow plows pushing all the snow off from in front of and around a whole line of people so they can be set free to go where God is sending them! Some of us will require that help!

 

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

I Am Breaking the Mold of Human Wisdom and Doing a New Thing!

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by Samantha Lee-Wiraatmaja, Singapore

Word of the Lord for this New Season:

“I am breaking the mold of human wisdom. My people are going to begin to find that the way things used to work just don’t work anymore. They are beginning to feel the frustration of futility in the things they’ve understood up to this point. The things they’ve known, which have brought them great success in the past, just aren’t going to work anymore.

“This is My doing. This is a holy discontent that, if they allow, will draw them deeper into the mystery of My Being. The deeper they dive, the more they will begin to operate in My wisdom instead of human wisdom. Human wisdom and understanding is just not going to cut it in what I’m about to do. The new things I have planned will completely shatter paradigms of the past. It’s not going to work if My people try to fit My new move into old patterns of thinking, old paradigms of understanding, and old ways of doing things.

New Things in New Ways

“It is no longer going to work by ‘the way it’s always been done’. Even all human ‘cutting-edge’ ideas and strategies will not be able to keep up. You need to lean on heavenly wisdom, not the wisdom of man, no matter how advanced it is. I am coming to do a new thing in a whole new way.

“I am breaking the mold of human wisdom, and it is going to require that My people are totally dependent on Me. I am doing this new thing so that My people would walk so closely with My Spirit. Without faith it is impossible to do the work that pleases Me. Sometimes, My wisdom seems simple and unassuming compared to the world’s cutting-edge strategies. But remember, sometimes the most profound truths are found in simplicity. I use the weak and foolish things to confound those who are wise in the world.

“My children, let go of your need to understand everything. Let go of your dependence on ten-step plans and tried-and-true strategies. Let go of the weight of trying to figure it out on your own, and come to Me. Many of you have grown weary, frustrated, and discouraged. It seems like one closed door after another, one failed attempt upon failed attempt. Be encouraged. That is My mercy at work in your life. In My mercy, I Am.

“Run to Me, seek Me. I hold the mysteries of the universe and I want to make them known to you, one layer at a time. I don’t just mean spiritual mysteries, but also blueprints in science, art, business, parenting, and every other area of life. Depend wholly on Me in all areas of your life, big and small.

“It’s going to be challenging. It’s going to take a lot of surrender and weaning off of old thinking patterns. But My grace will empower all who choose to respond. My Spirit will guide you into it. My wisdom will protect you. In uncharted territories, My wisdom will be your road map. And mark My words, you are going to be charting new territories. But that is only possible if you surrender your understanding in exchange for My wisdom. Will you allow Me to break you—your mindsets, paradigms, securities, strategies, plans—and take you into a new dimension of heavenly wisdom?”

Wisdom to Steward the Bumper Crop

In agriculture, a bumper crop is a crop that has yielded an unusually productive harvest. A bumper crop can also be a source of problems, such as when there is insufficient storage space and resources for an overlarge crop. (Wikipedia)

“I am about to release a bumper crop of harvest across the earth. My Church needs to ask My Holy Spirit for wisdom to steward this bumper crop. Many are praying for revival and calling out for reformation, but not many are ready for it when it comes. Is My Church prepared to handle the outpouring of My glory? Are My people ready for the floodgates to be opened? Are you prepared to have your world and everything you’ve known to be turned upside-down, inside-out? That’s what the wave of My glory will do. Have you counted the cost? Do you truly want this?

“The only way you will be ready is if you choose to partner with Holy Spirit, letting Him lead you and show you deep and unsearchable things you do not yet know. Then, you will live a life of continual wonder, adventure, and still be in the safest place in the whole world—Me.

“I’m preparing you now to walk in heavenly wisdom so that you can steward well My release of the bumper crop, so that you will not be overwhelmed. My children, start praying. Pray for the Lord of the harvest to send the harvest, prepare the harvesters, and to give you wisdom to steward the bumper crop that’s about to come.”

Wisdom is a Person

“Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you; love her, and she will watch over you.” (Proverbs 4:6)

“Wisdom is My Holy Spirit. It is not an elusive concept, nor a theological principle. Wisdom is a person, and wisdom wants to be your best friend. Get to know My Holy Spirit. Walk by the Spirit. Then you will know what it means to break the mold of human wisdom, living by the Spirit instead of the flesh. Be led by My Holy Spirit. He is your Counselor, Best Friend, Teacher, Helper, Guide, and everything you need to navigate this whole new world with.”

Samantha Lee-Wiraatmaja
Founder, Godly Womanhood Ministries
Email:  samantha.leewira@gmail.com
Website: www.samanthawiraatmaja.com

Samantha Lee-Wiraatmaja is the co-founder of Antioch Hub, a prophetic-apostolic hub that serves as a filling station for Believers to grow in the 5-fold and go into the 7 mountains with prophetic insight and apostolic strategies. Samantha is a prophetic voice and her heart is to to see people walking fully in their unique purpose in God. She also leads the Dream Room, a global platform that inspires people to tap into Heaven’s blueprints to create earthly solutions with God in all spheres of society, and has been joined by a great team of Kingdom-hearted creatives from all around the world. She and her husband Alex believe passionately in the 7 mountains mandate & mentoring God’s generation of prophetic youth army. Her heart is to see the broken restored, and she has written Journey To Wholeness, a 40-day prophetic book designed to help women on the path to wholeness in Christ.

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Good word for me, especially about not needing understanding of everything. I’m totally into new things and a pioneer in that but I always have needed total understanding of what is happening and what to do next! So this is a good study for me!

 

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

A New Breed of Prophetic Scribes and the Hebrew Year of 5778

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A Word by Holly Watson

A few weeks ago while I was in a time of fasting and prayer I had a vision of an Angel releasing gold pens from Heaven. When I bent down closer to see what the Angel was doing, I heard the Spirit of the Lord say, ‘The pen is mightier than the sword.’

Prophetic Scribes, writers, and authors get out your pens and write, write, write. The words we record and the revelation we release are more effective than military power and mightier than physical force.

The Spirit of the Lord is releasing fresh downloads of revelation with the strategy to conquer and overcome the onslaught of the enemy. The Lord is calling the Scribes to use their pens as a military act and a mighty weapon of warfare. The word Victory is engraved on the pen of the Scribes and their words are likened to a sharpened two-edged sword (Hebrews 4:12).

God is releasing fresh revelatory insight through the pen of His Scribes. This revelation holds the keys to unlocking new weaponry to help the Saints of God to cut through to Victory. The Lord is equipping His people with supernatural emerging power that’s been formed on the battlefield and carries the weight of Kingdom authority. When the prophetic Word is used as an act of spiritual warfare, it interrupts the plans of the enemy and demolishes spiritual opposition (1 Tim. 1:18). What we release through the power of our words has the authority to silence the works of darkness while radiating the light of God’s goodness (Proverbs 18:21).

When I asked the Lord about the Angel releasing His gold pens from Heaven, He reminded me that the color gold was symbolic for Glory and anointing. The divine nature of God is demonstrated through His manifest Glory. The anointing of God is released wherever the Spirit of the Lord is present. The color gold is also the color of spiritual guidance, faith, and being refined by fire. Seeing a pen in a dream or vision represents the indelible words spoken by the tongue that are permanently sealed in the vault rooms of Heaven (Psalm, 46:1).

There’s a new breed of prophetic Scribes and writers arising who are anointed to release the Glory of God through the words that they write. The Spirit of the Lord is breathing upon these Scribes for such a time as this. He is sealing the words from their pen and anointing the utterances of their lips to come forth with purity and power. God is positioning His Saints for a great outpouring of His Spirit amongst the birthing pains of the signs of the times that we’re in (Matthew 24). This new breed of Scribe holds the keys to releasing the Glory of God upon the earth in this new era. When the Word of the Lord is released through the pen of these Scribes; miracles, signs, and wonders will appear through demonstrations of God’s power.

 Hebrew New Year 5778

As we cross over into the Hebrew New Year of 5778, the number eight is the number of new beginnings. The eighth letter of the Hebrew alphabet is the word Chet which means to be the doorway of light to Heaven or the Door of Life. When we connect the number 7 (Zayin) which represents the Crowned Man who wields the sword of the Holy Spirit with the number 8 (Chet) – the doorway to our future – we see God leading us on the pathway of life as we cut through to Victory. When we move and work together in sync with God in the Hebrew New Year of 5778, the light of divine revelation is the leading force to guide us through whatever we may be facing. God has given us weapons of warfare to overcome in times of turbulence and testing. The Spirit of the Lord is opening up new pathways of freedom through the words of the prophetic Scribes to lead us into Victory. Let not your heart be troubled neither be afraid, for the Lord our God is with you (John 14:27)!

The Door of the Lord is before us, as we step into this new season upon us. God is in our midst. He WILL lead us to Victory and Triumph! We are on the threshold of a Glory explosion like we’ve never seen. God will not leave us without a way out! His love will shine in the midst of gross darkness!

Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you. For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, And deep darkness the people; But the Lord will arise over you, And His glory will be seen upon you. Isaiah 60:1-2

My heart is overflowing with a good theme; I recite my composition concerning the King; My tongue is the pen of a ready writer. Psalm 46:1

After this I looked, and there before me was a door standing open in heaven. And the voice I had first heard speaking to me like a trumpet said, “Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after this.” Revelation 4:1

Holly Watson 


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Here it comes again … write, write, write! Wow for those of you who love to write … have you ever seen at time like this where God Himself is telling us to write. Being instructed by God what is your hearts desire and passion, to write it all down!! I don’t know about you but I’m excited.

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

Write It All Down and You Will Go Deeper Than You Have Ever Been

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The Lord has been strongly impressing upon my heart in the last few weeks, the importance of writing everything down that He is sharing, speaking and releasing.

As I sat with the Lord one morning, I heard Him whisper again:

“Write it all down and you will go deeper than you have ever been.”

Suddenly, a vision opened up before me and I saw pages upon pages, upon pages being filled with revelation that was being written but as it was being written down I saw a HUGE portal opening up on the pages. It looked like a very deep WELL and the Lord spoke again “Write it all down and you will go deeper than you have ever been”.

The sense surrounded me in the “stewardship” of the revelation He is releasing, that a whole new realm of intimacy, revelation, insight and encounter was opening up for the people of God. The atmosphere was SO full of refreshment, SO full of rejuvenation and SO full of promise. I could feel the LIFE in the atmosphere and the INTENSITY of the REFRESHMENT.

As I watched this portal open up, I could also hear the sound of what sounded like a whirlpool. Rushing waters and I felt like I was having a HUGE glass of cold water on a hot day.

A GREAT UNLOCKING

There was a great unlocking that was taking place in the stewardship of writing down all that He says, and to meditate upon what He was saying, a whole new realm of hearing from Him and discovering His mysteries and secrets of His heart was being opened wide.

I was ministering in Launceston, Tasmania yesterday and in worship I kept seeing God’s people in scuba diving equipment and they were going to the depths of what looked like a HUGE ocean and they were discovering TREASURE they had never seen or experienced before. As they were going down to the depths I heard Proverbs 25:2:

“God conceals the revelation of His Word in the hiding place of His Glory but the honour of kings is revealed by how they thoroughly search out the deeper meaning of all God says.” (The Passion Translation)

Today, the Lord reminded me of that scuba diving vision and He said again “Write down all that I am saying and you will go deeper than you have ever been.”

There are new treasures, mysteries of God, revelation of His Word and secrets of His heart waiting for you. Chase after Him and His heart and steward what He is saying by continually writing it down, and rivers of refreshment will open up over you.

PEACE OF MIND

As I ministered yesterday I saw the Lord removing confusion off minds and torment of the mind and He was releasing peace of the mind, and after I prayed for people I kept hearing Him repeat the words “PEACE OF MIND, PEACE OF MIND”. Instantly the knowing came to me, He was releasing PEACE OF MIND to His people for the CHANGES that are upon the body of Christ. Many of you are stepping out into new areas, new pathways, moving in a new direction, and the Lord is going to give you PEACE OF MIND for the decision and direction that you have made. Where you have followed the direction He is leading, He is coming to give you peace of mind and supernatural confirmation.

As I pondered this today, I was taken back to the initial vision of writing down all He is saying, and the portal opening up. I then saw JOY exploding all around. In the writing down of all He is saying, I saw all the puzzle pieces coming together. Confirmation after confirmation and MANY were experiencing so much JOY in the clarity. The thing that struck me is the puzzle pieces ‘coming together’ wouldn’t have been seen, if there was no time taken to “write down” all He was saying and showing.

YOU ARE GOING TO WRITE ABOUT THIS

I saw HUGE life changing testimonies coming out of the stewardship of His voice by writing down all He is saying. Many were being awakened to the revelation of the beautiful story He was putting together and the sense surrounded me that many were writing a story for tomorrow that they didn’t even realise. When the testimony and breakthrough comes, I saw many going back to the pages upon pages of writing, ALL the Lord said and weeping with joy seeing so much detail and revelation of His love and kindness in what He did. Every time they went back and read it, they saw something new. Another level of revelation of His kindness, His love and creativity. Another level of clarity. I then saw the Lord release many to write out their stories, their testimonies. Some became books, some became blogs, some were printed in magazines, some became songs.

He whispered again…

“What you are writing today, you are writing also in tomorrow”

Friends, I encourage you to write down all He is showing you, all He is saying right now. Keep an account of all He is saying because out of that account I see a whole new depth of knowing Him and encountering Him, His heart and nature like never before and on the top of every page written in gold it says..

LIFE CHANGING!


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I love all the words from God coming out about writing and scribes and golden pens and swords that write — makes me want to just start writing in every spare moment. I write letters to God many times when I’m frustrated and can’t get answers and I always get them! I used to process similarly with good friends but since I am alone right now in my prison of hope I process with God in letters and that works even better! I hope this encourages you all to write all the words God gives you and maybe they will become a book or blogs or just a comfort and strength to you as you read them over and over.

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

 

Awaken the Dawn

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Please pray for this move of God taking place in Washington DC – America on October 6-9th. Pray for a peaceful time without riots and bloodshed. Pray the mighty warring angels of God would surround the place and keep back any danger meant for the people who will be there praying. Pray that this might open the doors of heaven over America and release the warring angels to come against the principalities and powers that hold the country and its people in bondage to lies, anger, hatred, misunderstandings, witchcraft, murder and all the demons of hell in assignment over the people. Pray that a country founded on God and His love and freedom for all people would be set free from the chains of fear and misunderstanding so that they might reap this final harvest and bring the lost home. Pray for healing and miracles to show forth the power and intention of our God. Thank you God for your protection over your people as they go to war in prayer for the lost, to set Your people free to the salvation You have for them. Amen


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God is nearer in this season of Fall Feasts and Harvest Celebration. Cry out to Him while He is near and He will listen.

“Because He bends down to listen, I will pray as long as I have breath!” Psalm 116:2

 

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

Racism Must Die So That America Can Thrive…

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And He has made from one blood, every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth…”—Acts 17.26

In a world filled with political tension, racial hate and extreme violence, Dr. Alveda King, niece of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and author of ‘America: Return to God,’ is optimistic about the future. Dr. King brings a fresh, new perspective of God’s ‘behind the scenes’ plans in what seems to be a hopeless cycle of tension and turmoil, and offers a solution of renewed hope through race relations and reconciliation.

The day after the recent tragic events of the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virgina unfolded, Dr. Alveda King boldly wrote this in her blog:

“…As we see from the most recent racially motivated massacre in Virginia, racism is still alive and raising hell. Think about it. Racism is sin. Hatred is sin. Yet for whatever reason, the pot of domestic terrorism continues to be stirred under the guise of promoting ‘racial supremacy.’ The big lie is that we are separate races, when in fact the spiritual, scientific and biological fact is that we are one blood; one human race [Acts 17:26]. Racism and hatred are deadly. This is why I so often quote my Uncle MLK:

“‘We must learn to live together as brothers [and sisters], or perish together as fools. I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.’

“We should be grateful that POTUS is calling for a ceasefire on the violence. My King Family Legacy foundations have taught me that nonviolent conflict reconciliation is the key to ending these ‘race wars.’”

“Love never fails.”—1 Corinthians 13

We invite you to mark your calendars to join House of David for a dynamic evening of teaching and revelation with Dr. Alveda King, Friday, October 27th at 7:45pm CT, where she will not only share her riveting life’s story and testimony, but will also bring Godly solutions of how to bridge the divide of racism in American and around the globe.

For more information about this exciting upcoming evening with Dr. Alveda King, please visit us online at www.curtlandry.com/newevents-2. This event will be LIVE streamed at www.CurtLandry.com/LIVE

Dr. Alveda King, Bio:

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As a “Guardian of the King Family Legacy” Alveda is a noted civil rights activist. She is often in demand for her knowledge and firsthand experience in the 20th Century Civil Rights Movement headed by her uncle Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and supported by her father, his brother Rev. A. D. Williams King. Alveda is a Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, a grateful mother and grandmother. She is a respected lecturer, former college professor, author, mentor, stage and screen actress, Georgia State Legislator and Presidential appointee.

She has been elected to sit on several boards, and has received numerous awards and honors. Through her ministry of Alveda King Ministries; ministry in her local Church, Believers’ Bible Christian Church in Atlanta, GA; and her vocation as Director of African American Outreach for Priests for Life, she devotes her God-given gifts and talents of writing, singing, song writing, producing and directing media projects and other gifts “to glorify God in the earth.” Among her most popular books are I Don’t Want Your Man, I Want My Own; Who We Are in Christ Jesus; and the newly released Life at All Costs, a National Black Prolife Coalition Anthology. Alveda’s newest book, King Rules, shares in a deeply personal collection of hard-learned lessons, timeless truths, and foundational principles.

Alveda often appears on television and is heard on radio shows across the world. She is a regular contributor for the News Max “Insiders” column, as well as Fox News. Her media appearances have included CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, Huckabee, Beck, Hannity and other national and global media hosts. She has traveled to Africa, Israel, Europe, and other locations, and her global and biblical worldview is appreciated, though often perceived as “controversial” depending upon the audience.

The mission of Alveda King Ministries—where Jesus Christ is Lord—is to “enhance the lives of people spiritually, economically, intellectually and socially.” From this perspective, Alveda is available to speak on the following topics of expertise: Civil Rights, Racial Reconciliation, Non-Violent Conflict Resolution, Religion, Marriage and the Family, the Economy, Life, Youth Mentoring, Social Justice, and Women’s Rights.


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I know I age myself by saying this but … I remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr out on the streets and in the churches and other places crying out for freedom from Racism. I didn’t understand the complicity of what he was saying because where I was raised I hadn’t felt racism. Now I look at what is happening in my country and others and the full impact of what he was fighting for is all too obvious. And now it is a fight for religious freedom along with color and race freedom. In a country founded on God for religious freedom, liberty and justice for all people it is a tragic picture before us and God is the only one who can break the chains of lies and hatred and misunderstanding that keeps America bound to just what Dr. King fought for. Prayer must go up like a cloud to the heavens to break the principalities and powers that hold America in bondage. I pray that Awake the Dawn taking place this weekend will open doors for heavens warring angels to come forth and help us fight the powers that hold the nation so that all people can be set free.

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

“DON’T FORGET ME”

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INCREDIBLE BREAKTHROUGH, BLESSING, INCREASE AND ABUNDANCE IS UPON US, AND IN THE MIDST OF THE NEW PROMISED LAND I HEARD HIM RELEASE A WARNING.. “DON’T FORGET ME”   by Lana Vawser

About two years ago I had a radical encounter with the Lord that changed my life. Sitting on the floor of my prayer room delighting in Him, He began to show me a season of incredible breakthrough, blessing upon blessing, increase and abundance that was coming to the Church. That season of incredible provision, that season of incredible harvest and fruitful abundance, there would be SO much blessing all around, but in the midst of all the blessing, all the provision and all the increase, I heard Him whisper to me… “But don’t lose Me in the breakthrough. Don’t forget Me.”

This incredible sense surrounded me that in the midst of the increase that was coming that was so significant, so beautiful, so refreshing, the change of the season into a land full of breakthrough of promises, to not forget Him. To be “intentional” in the blessing and abundant “new lands” to be pressing deeper into the quiet place, the secret place of intimacy with Him unlike never before.

Recently, this encounter has been stirring in me SO much. When I asked the Lord why it was stirring in me again, He whispered to me that two years ago I was forerunning what He is releasing now.

The Lord recently brought me back to a passage of Scripture that He brought before my eyes a year ago. It’s from Deuteronomy 8:7-18:

“For the Lord your God is bringing you into a good land—a land with brooks, streams, and deep springs gushing out into the valleys and hills; a land with wheat and barley, vines and fig trees, pomegranates, olive oil and honey; a land where bread will not be scarce and you will lack nothing; a land where the rocks are iron and you can dig copper out of the hills. When you have eaten and are satisfied, praise the Lord your God for the good land he has given you.

Be careful that you do not forget the Lord your God, failing to observe his commands, his laws and his decrees that I am giving you this day. Otherwise, when you eat and are satisfied, when you build fine houses and settle down, and when your herds and flocks grow large and your silver and gold increase and all you have is multiplied, then your heart will become proud and you will forget the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. He led you through the vast and dreadful wilderness, that thirsty and waterless land, with its venomous snakes and scorpions. He brought you water out of hard rock. He gave you manna to eat in the wilderness, something your ancestors had never known, to humble and test you so that in the end it might go well with you. You may say to yourself, “My power and the strength of my hands have produced this wealth for me.” But remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your ancestors, as it is today.”

There is so much in this passage which I believe the Lord is speaking through today, and I will continue to unpack this and share as the Lord leads me to, but today I want to encourage you with this.

The Lord is bringing you into a good, new land. It is a land that is going to be a land of refreshing. There is going to be new wine, there is going to be healing, there is going to be increase, there is going to be abundant provision – the camels are coming. There is going to be financial increase for many of you. There is going to be favour, opportunity, increase, blessing upon blessing, hearts desires fulfilled, tremendous fruitfulness and your heart is going to DELIGHT and BE SATISFIED in all that the Lord releases in you and to you. His heart is for you to THRIVE in your new land.

There is going to be tremendous blessing…

Deuteronomy 1:11 says:

“May the LORD, the God of your ancestors, increase you a thousand times and bless you as he has promised!”

There is going to be tremendous increase that you will receive, but in the midst of the increase, in the midst of the blessing… I feel the heart of God SO strongly..

“Don’t forget Me”

I feel a beautiful, loving warning from the heart of God, that in the midst of the tremendous increase and blessing coming to you, stay deep in the secret place. Stay close to His heart and I feel the Lord saying that as you stay deep in the secret place, “YOU WILL REMEMBER”.

Be intentional to continue to “come away” with Him. He is bringing you in the midst of tremendous blessing and increase to a greater place of “union” with Him.

OBEDIENCE OVER OPPORTUNITY

I have been talking a lot about this lately, but the Lord is having me repeat this over and over. “Obedience over opportunity”. In this new land of blessing, of provision, of increase, stay close to His heart and seek His strategy. Seek His guidance and His WAY to steward all that He is releasing. For in this new land, there will be many opportunities, but the Lord is encouraging us to continue to choose Him and choose to obey His voice, no matter how sparkly the opportunity is that comes. Do not forget the commands of the Lord; do not forget the strategy that He has given you. Do not forget to hold to His decrees. For the “pathways” in this new land of significant increase, may be completely different to what you expect and the Lord may have you “go against the grain”, but I encourage you to OBEY His voice even when you don’t understand.

I had a significant dream this year where the Lord showed me increase coming to the people of God and the wisdom that would be NEEDED to steward the increase He is releasing. As I was waking the Lord spoke to me “Lana, in this season, increase and wisdom are marrying.” So I implore you, in this season of incredible increase that is about to burst forth in a whole new way in the new lands, to be seeking the wisdom and strategy of God to know how to STEWARD the land of incredible blessing and increase. (James 1:5)

BE INTENTIONAL TO REMEMBER – A WARNING AGAINST PRIDE

“Otherwise, when you eat and are satisfied, when you build fine houses and settle down, and when your herds and flocks grow large and your silver and gold increase and all you have is multiplied, then your heart will become proud and you will forget the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. “ (verses 12:14)

In this new land of increase and blessing, as we continue to remember His decrees and obey His voice, staying deep in the secret place, close to His heart, our hearts will be guarded. I felt the Lord saying to “BE INTENTIONAL TO REMEMBER”. Be INTENTIONAL to remember what He has done for you, who He is, and where you have “come from” in the place of incredible increase and blessing. Whatever that looks like for you, be purposeful to REMEMBER all He has done for you and brought you through.

“…….who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. He led you through the vast and dreadful wilderness, that thirsty and waterless land, with its venomous snakes and scorpions. He brought you water out of hard rock. He gave you manna to eat in the wilderness, something your ancestors had never known, to humble and test you so that in the end it might go well with you.” (verses 14-16)

I felt this warning from the heart of such a beautiful Father, our perfect heavenly Father, because He is wanting His people to be guarded from the place of pride. I saw in the new land of incredible blessing and increase, I saw MANY beginning to struggle with pride, and pride creeping into hearts and a great “forgetting” was taking place, but the Lord is releasing such a beautiful warning to us as His people, that as we enter into this place of incredible blessing and increase, that we stay deep in that place of intimacy where He develops humility within us, He refines by fire, He purifies and He leads us. In this new land as we live deep in the secret place, He is going to bring about great rest, He is going to bring about great refreshment and He is going to continue to remove the things within us that continue to wage war against what He is wanting to build and release.

SO MUCH IS ABOUT TO CHANGE

SO much is about to change!!! This is the season of radical change, and I sense the strategy of the enemy to attempt to lure hearts in their promised lands into a place of busyness or hinder that quiet, secret place, deep place of intimacy with Jesus, because He doesn’t want us as God’s people to know how to STEWARD the increase, He wants it hindered.

But friend, I encourage you today, as the Lord leads you into this new land, as the blessing, the increase, the financial blessing, the breakthroughs explode all around you more and more, stay close to His heart. Be intentional to come away with Him and remember what He has done and from where you have come. There is a glorious new depth of intimacy awaiting you in your new land of promise. The Lord wants you to be filled with great joy, your heart glad and rejoicing in your blessing and the increase He is releasing upon you, but He also wants you to stay in the place of deep communion with Him. He wants to develop your union with Him in greater ways in the land of blessing.

The Lord whispered to me…”Many know how to steward the deep place of intimacy in hardship and trial and at times lack, but few know how to steward the deep place of intimacy in the increase, in the blessing and in the abundant favour.”

He wants to teach us in a whole new and fresh way how to steward increase and blessing with integrity, humility and purity and I believe that is why it is so imperative as He leads us into these new lands of increase and blessing that we are sowing into the secret place of knowing Him, delighting in Him, our beautiful Jesus, as our true source, our first love, our all in all, more than EVER before.

I saw many of God’s people swimming in the rivers of the Spirit at depths they had never experienced, moving in such a powerful flow of revelation of His Word and who He is as they stayed deep in the secret place. A whole new realm of flowing with Him, the leading of His Spirit and being sensitive to heaven’s strategy.

The land before you is BOUNTIFUL, and in His heart and the secret place, He will teach you to steward it and enjoy it with great joy!!!!


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A good word. How soon we forget. I remember 911 and everyone flocked to the churches and in groups to pray … and then nearly overnight everyone forgot and went back to “life as usual” and forgot about God, church and prayer meetings … God remembers that too and gives us ample warning to not do that again! We had our last rehearsal, lets not forget but take it through to the finish!

 

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

The Theatre Church

The Theatre Signby Megann Marcellino

I recently visited a church where they had the word “AUDITORIUM” written over the doors of the sanctuary in large capital letters. Something about it struck me as odd and I thought about that word for a moment. It made me feel kind of cold and detached; there was nothing personal or intimate about it. When I read the word auditorium, my memory drifted to elementary school days when we would meet in an empty gym of a public school—a cold and sterile room where our shoes squeaked on the floor as we ran.

Out of curiosity I grabbed my phone and did a quick Google search of the definition of auditorium and according to Merriam-Webster it is:

  1. The part of a public building where an audience sits.
  2. A room, hall, or building used for public gatherings; a large room or building where people gather to watch a performance, hear a speech, etc.; the part of a building (such as a theater) where an audience sits.

To me it seems strange to consider your place of worship an auditorium. I personally much prefer the word sanctuary as a true worship experience and my expectation of said experience:

  1. A consecrated place: as the ancient Hebrew temple at Jerusalem or its holy of holies; the most sacred part of a religious building (as the part of a Christian church in which the altar is placed); the room in which general worship services are held; a place (as a church or a temple) for worship.
  2. A place of refuge and protection; a refuge for wildlife where predators are controlled and hunting is illegal; the immunity from law attached to a sanctuary.

The church is not a “public building”—it is a place of worship. It isa place designed for us to come and worship together and meet God face-to-face; a place to receive teaching and spiritual impartation. That is what we are there for. Perhaps, if we were connected to the ‘WHY’ we were gathering there it would change the way we label it.

Our expectations make a difference.

As a worship leader I can truly attest to that. You can tell when your congregation comes expecting a move of the spirit, versus times when we show up out of habit. There is almost something tangible in the air when people gather in Holy expectation, instead of obligation.

As a congregation, we are not called to be an audience—a group of people who gather together to listen to something (such as a concert) or watch something (such as a movie or play); the people who attend a performance—we are called to be a congregation of people who actively participate in a worship service.

Ultimately, I don’t think it really matters what we label our buildings—our verbiage isn’t the issue—it is the heart that matters. But our Church culture has become so modernized, so Greek thinking, that we say things and label things absent minded, with little to no thought of what we are actually saying.

I don’t want to go to a large room to watch a performance—I want to go to a consecrated place, a place of worship, a refuge. I want to go to a sanctuary.

Did you read that? A consecrated place—a place that is set apart. It isn’t a theatre or a meeting hall. It isn’t a multi-purpose space. A sanctuary has been set apart for God’s Word and God’s worship. Not worship of another human. Not worship of any form of idol.

When I go to church I do not want to be seated where the audience sits eating popcorn and waiting for someone to entertain me. I want to step into the temple… I ultimately desire to have an experience that leads me into the Holy of Holies. THAT is my expectation.

The Hebrew temple actually had layers—the outer courts, the inner courts, and the Holy of Holies. The outer court area was accessible to all of Israel—the trumpets would sound and the gates would open for the people to enter. The inner court area was for the priests, the direct descendants of Aaron. It was there where the priests washed their hands and feet, brought their sacrifice, and then immersed into the Molten Sea (a full bodily immersion). These acts made the Inner Court a place of cleansing and atonement. It is recorded that from there fire, incense and gold led the way from the Inner Court to the Holy Place—it is here where an offering of incense was given and the priest would lay prostrate on the ground in full surrender and worship.

“Take Me In,” was a song released in 1989, but it still applies today:

Take me past the outer courts

Into the Holy Place
Past the brazen altar
Lord I want to see your face
Pass me by the crowds of people
And the Priests who sing your praise
I hunger and thirst for your righteousness
But it’s only found in one place

Take me into the Holy of Holies
Take me in by the blood of the Lamb
Take me into the Holy of Holies
Take the coal, touch my lips, here I am

Here is the problem. We have not only labeled our church buildings as ‘auditoriums,’ but we are living like they are auditoriums with similar expectations.

We show up on Sundays and expect to be entertained. Very few are there to participate or even volunteer and serve—we are there to be served. And Heaven forbid the leader preach something that we don’t like—no, we want our ears tickled and our hearts encouraged. Tell me something good and show me something better. By all means: do not bore me!

We have put a demand on our speakers, teachers, pastors and worship leaders to compete with the world standard of entertainment and then go ahead and ‘save our souls’ while you are at. I dare say that this is especially evident in youth and children ministry.

We arrive with a ‘show me what you have’ mentality and leave mildly entertained and perhaps slightly spiritually charged. This is what happens when we treat our church buildings like auditoriums.

The sad part is that there are thousands upon thousands of gathering places for people—auditoriums, stadiums, theaters, etc.—but there are very few sanctuaries, very few refuges, very few consecrated places of protection and true worship.

At the end of the day we all need a sanctuary. We need a place to meet with our Father without the distractions of the world and her idols. We need a place where we can be embraced by the law of grace, and not the law of religious obligation. But in order to have this, in order to foster this environment, we have to come into our churches expecting a sanctuary experience and maintain a lifestyle that allows us to ‘enter into the Holy of Holies.’

We need to enter a consecrated place with consecrated hearts and a holy expectation about meeting our Father face-to-face. Expecting a place of refuge. Expecting a place of sanctuary.

MEET MEGANN MARCELLINO

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As Curt and Christie’s daughter Megann Marcellino has been part of the Curt Landry Ministries team since its inception.  Even as a very little girl she had a heart for Israel and loves worship, writing, and working as part of the administrative team for the Landry’s various organizations.

Megann is happily married to Paul Marcellino; they have one fur baby, Chloe, and one little person, Ariebella who came into the world on 10/1/15 and has rocked their world with love and joy ever since!

 


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

Enthusiasm and Dream Fulfillment

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Emily-Rose Lewis Ministries

Name three things that you would love to do or accomplish in your life if you had absolutely no limitations. Don’t be shy or hold back because they seem too big, too small, too expensive, too selfish, too silly etc. And I am not talking spiritual accomplishments like having abundant peace and joy or broad things like making millions of dollars but specific things like taking a two week tour of Italy, getting a degree, starting a homeless shelter or owning a house on the ocean.

Desire is one of the deepest things in life. Part of our romance with Christ should include visioning; believing to experience more, accomplish more and co-create fun, useful and exciting things with Him here in the earth.

Yes, hunger and thirst for righteousness. Yes, desire God and to please Him above all else. Yes, be content with what you have. But no, don’t believe that it’s hedonistic to want things in life that are currently beyond your reach.

“Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.” -Psalm 37:4

Contrary to your fears or the voices of the world that would tell you otherwise, God is able to fulfill you and the desires of your heart without you losing the vital connection with Him that is ultimately needed for your enjoyment of Himself and those things He provides to be enjoyed in fellowship with Him. Everything is better shared with someone you love. God created many good things for us to enjoy with Him and like any loving parent loves experiencing life with us as we enjoy what He has given us.

Do you know that God appreciates and enjoys your grateful heart? He takes notice when we trust in His goodness.

Be determined to see the good things He is doing in your life and the good gifts He has given you. Mindfully pry your thoughts away from the half empty side of the glass and quench your thirst on the part that is half full. Before you know it you will begin to realize that His is the fountain that never runs dry.

You can be as full of joy, admiration and appreciation for the abundance of God in a 1990 Subaru that has gas in it and gets you from point A to point B as you can a brand new Mercedes, or for that matter even the legs, bus, wheelchair or friend that gets you moving at all.

Don’t wait to experience life with an adventurous attitude and hopeful expectancy as one that serves a BIG God with a BIG and generous heart until you have the manifestation of a yet fulfilled dream.

Savor life now. Embrace God and in humility be thankful in all circumstances. But please, please don’t stop dreaming, imagining, preparing and planning for all that God wants to do with you and through you in life for enjoyment of you both.

What are 3 things you would love to do or accomplish??!!?!!  #dreambig


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I like this word because I like to dream and it is good to know that God wants us to dream big and is able to fulfill our dreams no matter what it looks like in the circumstance we are in. We can expect things to happen as we dream because we have a big God.

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

America, Take a Knee!

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Dr. Alveda King, Atlanta, GA

There are challenges with today’s young people wanting to “take a knee” and turn their backs on our national anthem and our American flag. As we honor our nation, it would be good to extend the tradition of honoring America, not by attacking cherished symbols, but by including everyone in the conversations in peace and nonviolence. I for one would like to see the Black American National Anthem (Lift Every Voice and Sing) included in tributes to our nation.

What’s missing in this situation is a lack of balance due to the lack of knowledge regarding the complete and complicated history of the founding and ongoing American struggle for liberty for all Americans, whether it be civil war, war with other nations, domestic squabbles, etc. Our people are truly perishing for a lack of knowledge.

Why is the “protest knee” approved while the “freedom to pray knee” is forbidden? Both are constitutional.

Taking a knee” is a football or military term used to break an impasse; it can also apply to taking a breather or saying a prayer. America truly is at an impasse. So we take a knee to God. We need to take a knee to DEFUND PLANNED PARENTHOOD too!

With all of the current painful debates regarding immigration versus national safety and security, along with the horrific hostile overthrow of statues and monuments across the country, we need to take a knee. Remember: God warns us to keep away from idols. Fights over statues of “heroes” that cause race wars and fights over patriotic symbols can reek of idolatry.

“You shall not make idols for yourselves or erect an image or pillar, and you shall not set up a figured stone in your land to bow down to it, for I am the LORD your God.” Leviticus 26:1

God created all human beings of one blood; so regardless of skin color, we are one human race (see Acts 17:26).

Keep it positive. Avoid disruptive news spin. Let’s continue to pray for our president and all in authority so that we can live peaceful lives (see 1 Timothy 2:2).

Actually, there’s a lot of money at stake in sports, immigration, national memorials, etc. We all have our rants. With all the dissension among us, let’s remember that money can be a liberator or a trap. We are one red-blooded race. Racism is a sin. Statues are idols. Our cherished flag and national anthem are under God, not to be worshipped. It’s time to teach and engage the Six Steps of Nonviolent Conflict Resolution.

For the record, in the beloved community, God loves everyone; you, me, NFL players, unborn, rich, poor, old, sick, confused, etc. There is far too much bickering over idolatry. Everyone should “take a knee” in prayer, and ask God to heal America. It’s truly time for America to Return to God.

Dr. Alveda C. King, Evangelist and Author
Alveda King Ministries and Priests For Life 

Email: ak@alvedaking.com
Website: www.americareturntogod.com |www.alvedaking.com | www.priestsforlife.org

Dr. Alveda King is an evangelist and civil rights activist; niece of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.; daughter of Rev. AD King; and guardian of the “King Family Legacy.” Alveda King Ministries aims to advance the Gospel of Jesus Christ as the catalyst for salvation and being born again; promoting traditional family morals and values, from a Biblical worldview. Building strong, healthy families is a cornerstone – where individuals and families are given the necessary tools and resources to live prosperously to their full potential. An aim is to educate through community events, mentoring programs, media campaigns scholarship awards, coalition-building Christian advocacy groups and other means of positive reinforcement in order to lead people to Christ in expectancy of life, family, hope and “agape love” in the global community.


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