God is releasing the spirit of prayer, a reformation of purity, and a supernatural dimension of power that is opening spiritual gates of access, releasing His angels all over the globe.
God is developing consecrated lovers with a standard of holiness and character of integrity for this last days move. The spirit of Elijah is coming upon a remnant Bride's heart in these final hours. A separation of the holy and profane, the wheat and the tares, the sheep and the goats, the clean and the unclean, the true and the false, is now enabling the Bride to discern between good and evil.
As our hearts are purified with God's holy fire we are able to encounter the invisible angelic realm in our dreams and in our waking lives. As we hunger and passionately pursue the presence of Jesus, His Kingdom will draw closer to us. The altars of prayer in our hearts and brokenness and humility before God is what causes Heaven's gates to open.
The ministry of prayer, coupled with the spirit of unity, opens spiritual gates for angels to enter into the earthly realms. Angels are comprised of the glorious breath, wind, light, and fire of God. The increased entrance of angels into the New Testament Church came with the mighty rushing wind that filled the house, as fire set on each person present. This powerful moving of the Holy Spirit in Acts 2:1-4 was not to remain behind the four walls but quickly overflowed into the streets, impacting the world. A host of angelic ministers of fire accompanied Holy Spirit as He blew into earth, escorting in a new day.
Church history has many great supernatural ministers like A.A. Allen, Jack Coe, William Branham and Katherine Kuhlman. They tuned their ears to hear and their hearts to perceive the angelic messengers sent to direct them into the Holy Spirit flow. They were given insights, revelation, and power to navigate the heavenly dimensions which released the miraculous to move across the sea of humanity attending their crusades. By waiting upon the Lord until they sensed the fiery presence of the angels they released Heaven's atmosphere on earth. Do you want to encounter angels?
As Angels Surround His Ministers, Miracles Happen
"The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear him, and he delivers them."Psalm 34:7
God has commissioned encampments of angels to surround His ministers today. Angels respond to the miracle anointing and declarations of faith.
At a past Breath of the Spirit's conference called Champions of God, Holy Spirit revealed He was healing those with chronic pain. As I stood to prophesy this word of knowledge, suddenly seven rainbow-colored angels that had been standing around the perimeter of the audience flooded the altar area, producing such a forceful wind, that I was blown onto one foot and fought to maintain my balance.
God's healing, delivering, dunamis power was released and many were laid out under the power of the Lord. A lady bound to her wheelchair stood and walked when God touched three discs in her back. The angels continued to give specific insights into the keys needed to release healing in those that responded to the voice of the Lord.
At another conference, I asked Holy Spirit to dispatch an angelic host to minister with us and to bring the atmosphere of Heaven. A woman in the audience afflicted with scoliosis heard a violent wind blow the back doors of the church open and the footsteps of an angel walking behind her. She felt hands of fire resting on her hips. She was totally engulfed in a fragrance of celestial air and a brilliant amber light of God's golden glory.
As I taught on "Healing and the Seven Spirits of God," the angel shook the woman who screamed out, "Something just grabbed and shook me!" The attention of the audience was drawn to the back of the room. She excitedly announced her miraculous healing, exclaiming her hips were evenly aligned and her disfigured back was perfectly straight. The unsaved came to salvation.
Brilliant heavenly lights, luminaries or orbs are appearing as they did in Acts 20:8-10 and Job 29:2-6. When the beautiful hosts are present, resurrection life-giving, creative miracle power is released. Their presence is drawn through the creative atmosphere of preaching the Word, prayer, faith and worship.
Worship was released in Bolingbrook, Illinois, and the spheres of light came to orchestrate a most spectacular Heavenly light show. The vibrant circular lights danced in unison to the melodies, covering a wall with the overlapping colors of rich red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple and violet as they moved like the Ezekiel "wheel within a wheel."
When the worship was finished, they flowed from the wall forming a glorious blue cloud of mist that descended and was suspended about two feet above the large audience. Miracles were released, and for two hours people were touched and transformed. Then as quickly as the cloud had descended upon the audience, it began to ascend and vanished through the ceiling.
How Do We Prepare Ourselves to Access the Angelic Realm?
Angelic visitations are increasing in frequency on a corporate and individual level. As the Church is coming out of a 40-year wilderness wandering, like in Joshua 5, we are called to take a knife and circumcise the flesh. In 2007 we remained hidden in the Promised Land as we healed. In 2008 God was removing our shame and reproach. Now in 2009 we will learn to navigate the higher realms of the Spirit. Our sight will be lifted into a new realm in 2010.
"Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things."Colossians 3:2
We need to see the Commander of the LORD's army with His mighty drawn sword, to discern between the thoughts and the intents of the heart. There is a company of angels stationed on top of our "Jericho" walls. As we learn to release God's light, consecrate the words of our mouth in thanksgiving, and walk in a new cycle on holy ground, the angels will force the walls of opposition down, making our paths straight. We will walk on a Highway of Holiness (see Isaiah 35), enabling us to take the cities.
God is completing a seven-year cycle. He is bringing spiritual perfection, purification, and consecration in order to finish the things He has been working in us. How do we prepare ourselves to access the angelic realm? Psalm 100-109 will give us knowledge of God's mandates for our lives.
Fervent prayer is the key for working the mandates of these Psalms into our hearts. Angels are releasing "suddenlies" to wake the Church from its slumber. Chains of sin, hopelessness and despair are being broken. New anointings are being given to release captives from prison. The iron gates to the cities and marketplaces of the world are opening to the Gospel (see Acts 12:5-10). Our prayers act as doorways for angels to manifest their heavenly messages in the earthly realm. 2009 is the year to train - to use the power gifts for evangelism.
Angels Bring Us Warning
Several years ago, I promised to intercede for two friends, as they evangelized through the arid terrain of Pakistan. One evening I awoke to celestial air, and a brilliant golden glory cloud filling my bedroom. The angelic countenances of my two friends stepped out of this heavenly atmosphere. I knew it could not possibly be them, since they were on assignment in a foreign land. Yet a heavenly visitation was taking place an arm's length away. I was fearful, yet excited and exhilarated at the same time.
Gaining my composure, I sat up in bed. The air was electric and full of light energy, like walking into a pulsing magnetic field. I asked the angels why they had come. Their reply was direct and to the point: "Your friends lives are endangered. Contact their host, and get them out of the country."
Then as quickly as they had appeared, the angels vanished, stepping back into the invisible realm of the spirit. The cloud of light imploded and vanished, returning my room to the dark silence of midnight, but the electrified heavenly atmosphere remained. My early evening prayers had connected me to the realms of Heaven and paved a way for the angels to deliver their warning.
Upon waking the next morning, I made the necessary phone calls to alert their host to the impending dangers. On the evening news I witnessed a report outlining the gruesome assassination of six American journalists being machine-gunned to death in their car on the streets of Pakistan.
Later I learned what happened that fateful night: my two friends were conducting an open-air meeting in front of a multitude of people. An old, tattered car rolled to a stop, and men wielding machine guns piled out of the car and pressed their way through the crowd. However, upon receiving the warning from America, their host grabbed and pushed my two friends off the stage, throwing them to the ground. Rolling them under the platform, they crawled to a getaway car waiting to whisk them to safety. It was a narrow escape, but the angels' warning the previous night had saved their lives.
This generation is praying and seeking God's face like never before. His purifying fire cleanses our hands and hearts, preparing us for many angelic encounters, igniting the greatest move of God earth has ever experienced.
Jesus asked His disciples, "Who do people say the Son of Man is?" And more importantly, He is asking us the same question today, "Who do you say I am?" Many believed that the spirit of a man could be passed on to someone else. For this reason Elisha asked for a double portion of Elijah's spirit. Jesus wanted to know who the people thought He had come from: an earthly father, a heavenly Father, or whose spirit rested upon Him. We know He is the Messiah, sent by His heavenly Father to redeem a fallen earth.
Matthew 16:13–20 When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, He asked His disciples, "Who do people say the Son of Man is?" They replied, "Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets."
"But what about you?" He asked. "Who do you say I am?" Simon Peter answered, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God." Jesus replied, "Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by man, but by My Father in Heaven. And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock (of revelation) I will build My Church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it. I will give you the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in Heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in Heaven."
The Holy Spirit is still coming to each one of us asking the same question, "Who do you say that I am?" What is your response going to be?
Jesus is Building His Church on the Revelation that "He is the Christ, the First Born Son of the Living God" If your ears are open to hear revelation from the Father in Heaven about His Son Jesus, you will be used to build His Church. If your heart receives revelation of the Christ, you will be trusted with the keys of the Kingdom.
Binding and loosing is one of the keys of the Kingdom God gives those that receive revelation. Through prayer we can bind the negative, dark things of sickness, disease, and sinful influences away from someone and loose them from their harmful influences. You can also bind the positive fruits and things of God's Kingdom to them like love, light, joy, and peace so they have the opportunity to choose to develop them for themselves.
As we pray for someone, they are able to exercise their choice to make positive changes in their lives by coming into agreement with God's promises. We inherit the Kingdom through possessing the promises of God and walking in the beatitudes mentioned in the book of Matthew.
God has granted those that walk in Kingdom power and revelation the ability to decree and declare things to be established on earth.
Job 22:27–29 You will make your prayer to Him, He will hear you, and you will pay your vows (things promised). You will also declare a thing, and it will be established (to rise, abide, accomplish, to make sure to succeed) for you; so light will shine on your ways. When they cast you down, and you say, 'Exaltation will come!' Then He will save the humble person.
Revelation is an important building block of the Kingdom. If we don't take action on the revelation we receive, implement it in our own life, to share, and teach it, that revelation becomes a religious thing. What good is revelation that isn't acted upon with obedience? God is looking for the "sons of God" that He can pour His love and revelation into. The revealed, manifested love of God is what will change the world and the people living in it.
God Builds His Kingdom with Burnt Stones that Have Passed Through the Fiery Furnace of Testing and Trial
When Jesus died on the Cross He was the firstfruits of resurrection life. The physical earth reeled, shook, and quaked. The sun refused to shine. The sky was darkened and the veil was rent in the temple. There was a profound manifestation as the precious Blood of Jesus poured: the earth groaned. All of creation is groaning again waiting for the sons of God to manifest again.
God builds His Kingdom with burnt stones that have passed through the fiery furnace of testing and trial to become living stones that reflect His brilliant light in a dark world.
Isaiah 48:10 See, I have refined you, though not as silver; I have tested you in the furnace of affliction.
In this world we will have trials and afflictions, but they are all light compared to the true riches they qualify us to possess. Jesus said, "Repent and believe the 'good news' for the Kingdom of God is at hand! Pick up your cross, come follow Me and I will make you 'fishers of men.'" This speaks of a Kingdom process.
Mark 4:11–12 He told them, "The secret of the Kingdom of God has been given to you. But to those on the outside (of the Kingdom) everything is said in parables so that, 'they may be ever seeing but never perceiving, and ever hearing but never understanding; otherwise they might turn and be forgiven!'"
All of us have areas in our lives that we need to release by submitting them to God's dominion, allowing Him to heal and direct us into His Kingdom purposes and plans.
Psalm 119:1–3 Blessed are they whose ways are blameless, who walk according to the law of the LORD. Blessed are they who keep His statutes and seek Him with all their heart. They do nothing wrong; they walk in His ways.
To remain pure we must meditate on His precepts and ways, living life with our whole heart, following the commands of His Word. God's grace will keep us from the shame of being deceived or believing a lie because our hearts chose His truth and understanding. God promises His unfailing love and salvation will come to us.
The World Changes when we are Conformed to Christ
Jesus is making us into fishers of men, so where are we going to bring these fish we catch? The obvious answer would be the Church, but is the Church prepared, equipped, and ready to handle a boat load of stinky, floppy fish?
When Jesus said He was going to build His Church, do you think He was talking about the churches we have in existence today? What do you think the Church Jesus builds would look like? Will it be a Church where the Word is spoken but not in boldness? Where no signs and wonders are allowed to follow because they don't really believe the Word? Will it be a Church that has a form of godliness but denies the demonstration of the power of God? Will it be a Church where the prostitutes, drug addicts and sinners are not welcomed and embraced in love because they smell like cigarettes and alcohol, dress seductively, or not in the latest designer fashions? Will it be a Church where the poor, widow and orphan are not taken care of? Will it be a Church where the gifts of the Spirit are not encouraged and allowed to have a place in the services to impact the people that come looking for God's relevant answers in their lives? Will it be a Church that doesn't reach out to those in a dark and dying world, to those deceived in the New Age and occult practices, because they are afraid they will be defiled by a spirit of deception? What kind of Church would Jesus build? What kind of Church would you want to attend and be an active part of? We change the world through love.
Jesus would build a supernatural Church full of love, Kingdom power and authority. A Church founded on revelation, the seven pillars of wisdom and understanding; a miracle-working Church that heals the sick, casts out devils, raises the dead, opens the eyes of the blind, unstops the ears of the deaf and saves the lost from their sin.
Jesus would build a Church that would restore hope, with an emphasis on every dimension of the Kingdom of God being manifested on earth.
We are the living temples of God. Is your temple a place that worships idols of money, success, and the ideals of man, or are you a true worshiper of God?
2 Corinthians 6:16–18 What agreement is there between the temple of God and idols? For we are the temple of the living God. As God has said: "I will live with them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will be My people." "Therefore come out from them and be separate," says the Lord. "Touch (to attach oneself to make implied relations) no unclean thing, and I will receive you. I will be a Father to you, and you will be My sons and daughters," says the Lord Almighty.
The Seven Pillars of Wisdom that Support Jesus' Church
James gives us the seven essential building blocks, qualities or pillars of wisdom we need to develop successful lives to walk in Kingdom integrity and character.
James 3:17–18 But the wisdom that comes from Heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. Peacemakers who sow in peace raise a harvest of righteousness.
Heavenly wisdom is:
1. Pure; properly clean, innocent, modest, perfect; chaste.
2. Peace-loving; oneness, peace, quietness, rest, salutary, prosperity.
3. Considerate; "gentle," appropriate, mild, moderation, patient.
4. Submissive; good for persuasion, easy to be entreated.
5. Full of mercy and good fruit; human or divine compassion.
6. Impartial; undistinguished; without dubiousness, ambiguity or uncertainty. Acts 10:34 "God is no respecter of persons."
7. Sincere; without dissimulation or hypocrisy, wearing no mask, beholding Him with an unfeigned or unveiled face.
If our faces are covered by hypocrisy, lies, deceit, or any unclean thing, we will not be able to reflect His glory.
2 Corinthians 3:16–17 But whenever a person turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. For the Lord is the Spirit, and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.
2 Corinthians 3:18 And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord's glory, are being transformed into His likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.
The Heart is a Storehouse for Good or Evil Things
Whatever we sow in our thoughts, agree with in our emotions, and speak forth from our heart in conversations will manifest in our lives. We will reap the harvest of its fruit, either good or evil.
Our thoughts sow an action.
Our actions sow a habit.
Our habits sow our character and integrity.
Our character sows our destiny.
Our destiny determines our eternity.
The heart is a storehouse for good or evil things.
Luke 6:45 The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks.
We must filter everything that comes through our mind so only good things reach our heart. We need to think on the truth, excellent positive things.
Philippians 4:8–9 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me – put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.
King David was a brave and valiant warrior, yet he also possessed a heart of worship that sought God day and night. David was quick to repent and sought to please the Lord.
Jesus' Unfailing Love, Miracles and Healing Words Caused Man to Praise God
Jesus is perfect, impartial love. He doesn't see gender, race, age, education, or wealth.
Luke 18:35–43 As Jesus approached Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging. When he heard the crowd going by, he asked what was happening. They told him, "Jesus of Nazareth is passing by." He called out, "Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!" Those who led the way rebuked him and told him to be quiet, but he shouted all the more, "Son of David, have mercy on me!" Jesus stopped and ordered the man to be brought to Him. When he came near, Jesus asked him, "What do you want Me to do for you?" "Lord, I want to see," he replied. Jesus said to him, "Receive your sight; your faith has healed you." Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus, praising God. When all the people saw it, they also praised God.
Jesus' unfailing love, miracles and healing words caused man to praise God. Jesus returned to Capernaum to minister, and a multitude of people crowded in to hear His teachings and observe the great miracles. The house was not able to contain all those who sought the Master. The religious leaders came as detractors, critical spectators to find fault because their hearts were jealous of the Kingdom power Jesus possessed. The presence of the teachers of the law prevented others who came seeking with faith, willing to pay a price and make great sacrifices, to receive in word and deed, from entering the house.
But this obstacle didn't stop the men who were seeking healing for their paralyzed friend. They were willing to pay the price to replace a roof to see their friend walk into destiny whole again. Their faith-filled actions demonstrated their heartfelt belief that Jesus was the answer. The demonstration of God's power releases praise in the heart of man. What price are you willing to pay to see the power of God demonstrated through your life and the life of your family and friends?
Mark 2:1–12 A few days later, when Jesus again entered Capernaum, the people heard that He had come home. So many gathered that there was no room left, not even outside the door, and He preached the word to them. Some men came, bringing to Him a paralytic, carried by four of them. Since they could not get him to Jesus because of the crowd, they made an opening in the roof above Jesus and, after digging through it, lowered the mat the paralyzed man was lying on. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, "Son, your sins are forgiven."
Now some teachers of the law were sitting there, thinking to themselves, "Why does this fellow talk like that? He's blaspheming! Who can forgive sins but God alone?"
Immediately Jesus knew in His spirit that this was what they were thinking in their hearts, and He said to them, "Why are you thinking these things? Which is easier: to say to the paralytic, 'Your sins are forgiven,' or to say, 'Get up, take your mat and walk'? But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins . . ." He said to the paralytic, "I tell you, get up, take your mat and go home." He got up, took his mat and walked out in full view of them all. This amazed everyone and they praised God, saying, "We have never seen anything like this!"
It is time for the Church to walk in the revelatory healing power of prophecy, signs, wonders and miracles again.
The restoration of ancient wells and mantles, in addition to a new level of love has caused the "healing river" to begin to overflow its banks. The healing revival of the 1950s still holds a standard of miracles we seldom see today. But, as we move into this new season of exchange, the glory of God will far surpass the healing anointing He poured out in the past. This Holy Spirit revival of love will trump the 1948-50s healing revival. We will see more extreme miracles and deliverances take place than ever before.
Ministering angels have been assigned to ensure those who move in this new level of love and healing don't repeat the same mistakes from past generations.
William Joseph Seymour, of the 1909 Azusa Street Outpouring, prophesied the "glory cloud of healing" would return in 100 years (2009). We are witnessing the glory explosions and healing miracles in our Breath of the Spirit's meetings. God is releasing specific words of knowledge that are opening deaf ears, straightening backs that have been twisted with scoliosis, restoring torn ligaments and joints, removing cancerous tumors and healing cancer ridden bones and organs. The anointing is stabilizing hearts with arrhythmias, healing chronic issues of pain and much more.
See What the Father is Doing
The New Testament passage in John 4 speaks of the Pool of Bethesda, which is translated "outpouring." The healing angel would come and trouble the water. When the anointing began to pour, the first to step in was healed. Those who weren't able to step in became bitter, murmuring and complaining of those who were more fortunate than they. Jesus approached a particular crippled man that His Heavenly Father had shown Him in a vision. This man's crippled identity was enslaved to sickness for 38 years. After one supernatural encounter, strategic appointment with LOVE or divine confrontation with Jesus, lives are healed and changed.
In the place of outpouring we will overcome the victim mentality by renewing the spirit of our mind to become "victors." Ephesians 4:23–24, "Be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth." If we will come to Jesus for healing during this time of outpouring we won't have any more excuses for our crippled, weakened conditions.
This new move of God is ushering in a new breed of leaders; who have totally abandoned themselves to Love! They will only do what they see the Father doing. John 5:19–21, "Therefore Jesus answered and was saying to them, 'Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, unless it is something He sees the Father doing; for whatever the Father does, these things the Son also does in like manner. For the Father loves the Son, and shows Him all things that He Himself is doing; and the Father will show Him greater works than these, so that you will marvel. For just as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, even so the Son also gives life to whom He wishes."
The realm of vision is so powerful it ignites passion and clarity of purpose in the heart of the beholder. To walk into the greater works we must see what the Father is doing in Heaven and allow it to flow through our lives here on earth.
Job loved God, but he only knew him on a certain level. Once his eyes were opened to see God he repented. Job 42:5–6 "I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear; But now my eye sees You; Therefore I retract, And I repent in dust and ashes." NASU We are to hear, see, know, and experience God from the realm of love. Once we have experienced this transforming love we become carriers of His love.
Voices of Love Will Be Heard
God has opened the double doors to release those who have only been heard on a limited level. This new breed of leadership will be full of godly compassion, wisdom and understanding, knowing the seasons, and proper timing like Issachar. The Daniel and Joseph anointings of interpreting mysteries, dreams and enigmas will also operate on a governmental level.
New faces will grace the conference and media arenas with an authoritative Kingdom message of love and the power to back it with signs, wonders, and miracles. These hidden ones will emerge out of the wilderness carrying the mantles of love and the ancient wisdom of past generations.
The Kingdom that is within us is expanding and beginning to flow like a river to water the barren places. We will continue to increase and expand if we will first focus on loving Jesus, unity and God's Kingdom business and mandates. Isaiah 55:11 says that every word that goes forth from His mouth shall not return to Him void, but will accomplish what He pleases, and it shall prosper in the thing for which He sent it. The sound of God's loving voice shatters darkness, brings peace and transformation. Psalm 89 tells us that we are blessed if we know the sound. The sound is God singing His Song of Songs and poetry to the heart of His bride. Everything He says, He will do; He will accomplish everything as we enter in to rest in His loving embrace.
Great Grace and Favor
2011 is a season of a supernatural endowment of great grace. Grace and favor gives us the capacity to live as an overcomer, or a victor, not as a victim who was overcome by the enemy of their soul.
The Shekinah glory descended upon the Tent of Meetings and Moses met with God face-to-face, but that glory faded. Moses died in the wilderness but Joshua continued to walk with God in the glory. He received Moses' mantle, crossed the Jordan, and entered the "Promise Land."
Throughout history we see men and women who have learned to walk in a "spirit of holiness with God." The Spirit of holiness is the divine nature of God manifesting in mature love with resurrection power! Enoch walked with God; and he was not, for God took him. Enoch walked in resurrection power and never experienced death.
Romans 1:4–6, "Who was declared the Son of God with power by the resurrection from the dead, according to the Spirit of holiness, Jesus Christ our Lord, through whom we have received grace and apostleship to bring about the obedience of faith among all the Gentiles for His name's sake, among whom you also are the called of Jesus Christ."
Enoch loved God. The love of God changed him. Enoch was in total agreement with the plans and purposes of God. The two of them walked together. Enoch’s anointing or mantle was to walk and talk with God in the Spirit of holiness. Enoch was a faithful friend of God so God shared His secrets with Enoch. He displayed the divine nature of God in its fullness, walking in resurrection power! Genesis 5:23–24, "So all the days of Enoch were three hundred and sixty-five years. Enoch walked with God; and he was not, for God took him." Enoch's earthly walk was the same as his walk with God in heavenly places. He was not double-minded. Enoch was renewed in the spirit of his mind. He put on the new self, in holiness and truth in the likeness of God. Enoch was a forerunner of what we are called to be in Christ. It is the Christ in us that gives us the hope of glory. Once we tap into that realm of love in the glory we are not longer seen; but the Christ in us steps out to manifest His glorious love through us.
Intimacy learned in the Song of Solomon will enable the hidden ones to emerge from their wilderness wanderings with their hearts panting for the Lover of their souls. Their ears are tuned to hear the whispers of His voice leading them every step of the way.
Deliverers to Set the Captives Free
God has equipped deliverers to set the captives free. His eyes are searching for those who will walk in His ways of truth not matter the cost. Restoration will come through those who know and walk in the ways of God. They will forge a path that leads straight into the heart of God for others to follow.
But this is a people robbed and plundered; all of them are snared in holes, and they are hidden in prison houses; they are for prey, and no one delivers; for plunder, and no one says, "Restore!" Who among you will give ear to this? Who will listen and hear for the time to come? Isaiah 42:22—23 NKJV
Kingdom revelation builds faith in God’s love which produces Kingdom power through which many people will be saved and set free.
"The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble. And those who know Your name will put their trust in You; for You, LORD, have not forsaken those who seek You. Sing praises to the LORD, who dwells in Zion! Declare His deeds among the people. When He avenges blood, He remembers them; He does not forget the cry of the humble. Have mercy on me, O LORD! Consider my trouble from those who hate me, You who lift me up from the gates of death, That I may tell of all Your praise in the gates of the daughter of Zion. I will rejoice in Your salvation." Psalm 9:9—14 NKJV
Salvation has the power to save, heal, and deliver us completely by transforming our mind, emotions, body, and spirit.
Resurrection Power to Do Miracles
On January 11, 2009, I awoke from a dream of resurrecting four men from the dead. I found myself in a room with four dead men. Several more who knew them were present, grieving for their loss. The Holy Spirit spoke to me as I entered the room and said, "Their spirits are still in the room at ceiling level." In the vision I saw myself lay hands on the stomach of one of the dead men and commanded life to enter him. His spirit manifested in the form of a transparent spirit skeleton. It lay on top of the man's dead body. As it reentered his corpse of a body the man's breath or spirit returned and he resurrected from the dead. When the men in the room observed what had happened they followed suit. The other three men were raised from the dead too! Then I was transported in the Spirit to another state to raise a woman from the dead in the same manner.
Leaders are to demonstrate and teach so the Body can learn to do the works of Christ. Jesus is looking for a place to lay His head. The Body of Christ must arise in the Church so his head will have a resting place. I am learning about resurrection power through the dreams God has been giving me. Resurrection power operates through love. It moves though humility and operates the best outside the four walls of the Church. Paul went down to the street to resurrect Eutychus from the dead.
Acts 20:8—10 tells us, "There were many lamps in the upper room where we were gathered together. And there was a young man named Eutychus sitting on the window sill, sinking into a deep sleep; and as Paul kept on talking, he was overcome by sleep and fell down from the third floor and was picked up dead. But Paul went down and fell upon him, and after embracing him, he said, 'Do not be troubled, for his life is in him.'"
Paul left the safety of the four walls of the Church. He humbled himself and went down into the streets to embrace the broken and the dead. He released resurrection power and brought Eutychus back to life. We are called to do the same. Matthew 10:8 says, "Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons. Freely you received, freely give." When Paul stepped outside the walls of the Church, resurrection power was released. During this time of transitioning into the resurrection power, God is calling believers to love and pray as never before. We are to seek His face while He may be found.
Psalm 105:4—5, "Seek the Lord and His strength; seek His face continually. Remember His wonders which He has done, His marvels and the judgments uttered by His mouth."
It is time to seek the Lord for increase.
A Plentiful Harvest: Gifts and Fruits
Hosea 10:12 says, "Sow with a view to righteousness, reap in accordance with kindness; break up your fallow ground, for it is time to seek the Lord until He comes to rain righteousness on you." His rain will bring forth a plentiful harvest. This speaks of continuing to seek the Lord until breakthrough is obtained. Isaiah 55:6 further exhorts us to seek the Lord while He may be found and to call upon Him while He is near. Our dreams enable us to enter the presence of the Lord to access His powerful plans. A clear, clean conscience will bring forth a new level of boldness and power to enter into His loving presence.
"I thank God, whom I serve with a clear conscience the way my forefathers did, as I constantly remember you in my prayers night and day." 2 Timothy 1:3
We are told in 1 John 3:21–22, "Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence toward God. And whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do those things that are pleasing in His sight." As long as we are asking in the name and character of our Lord it shall be done for us.
Those who have developed the nine fruits and the nine gifts of the Spirit will minister with love and great grace!
1 Corinthians 12:4–11, "Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit. And there are varieties of ministries, and the same Lord. There are varieties of effects, but the same God who works all things in all persons. But to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. "For to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, and to another the word of knowledge according to the same Spirit; to another faith by the same Spirit, and to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, and to another the effecting of miracles, and to another prophecy, and to another the distinguishing of spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, and to another the interpretation of tongues. But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually just as He wills."
The fruit of the Spirit listed in Galatians 5:22–25 enable us to walk in the Spirit and not in the flesh, "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit."
When we mix the fruit of the Spirit and the Gifts of the Spirit we release the resurrection power in our lives.
This season of great grace is a call for us to walk in Power Evangelism releasing salvation to the lost as a free gift of God.
Ephesians 2:4–10, "But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the ages to come He might show the surpassing riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. "For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them."
God's great grace is releasing a flow of testimonies that demonstrate God's love and His great power to save, heal and deliver.
Acts 4:33–35, "And with great power the apostles were giving testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and abundant grace was upon them all. For there was not a needy person among them, for all who were owners of land or houses would sell them and bring the proceeds of the sales and lay them at the apostles' feet, and they would be distributed to each as any had need."
Signs and wonders are increasing as the proceeding Word of God leads us into abundant life. Matthew 4:4, "But He answered and said, 'It is written, "MAN SHALL NOT LIVE ON BREAD ALONE, BUT ON EVERY WORD THAT PROCEEDS OUT OF THE MOUTH OF GOD."'"
New Wine: Drink Deeply of His Joy
This is the time to be filled with the Spirit of God and a new measure of His love. Drink deeply and abundantly of His joy and grace. Rejoice in the Lord always and again I say rejoice. It is time for us to rejoice, not fear.
Philippians 4:4–7 instructs, "Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice! Let your gentle spirit be known to all men. The Lord is near. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."
Adjust your mindset to think positively, count your blessings and taste and see that the Lord is GOOD! Be focused on and totally dependent upon God to meet your needs supernaturally this year. Psalm 34:8–9 tells us to, "taste and see that the Lord is good; how blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him! O fear the Lord, you His saints; for to those who fear Him there is no want." God will abundantly satisfy.
Our old dry wine skins are fading away and they will be exchanged for a new flexible wineskin, shining with the glory anointing. Our focus will change from the past moves of God to the present, "Now!" new move of love, and we will have vision for the future. When we prepare our hearts to become a new wineskin God will fill us with the new wine. The New Wine is God's perfect love that releases His dunamis power and glory, demonstrating His goodness, manifesting His presence, and the commanded blessings of unity coming forth.
Good wine is a blend of the finest of grapes confined in a barrel for a specific time to blend and meld together. The winery test and tries each vat of wine until it reaches its peak or premier taste. The dregs settle to the bottom and are poured off. Every person has their own taste or flavor, but when we come together in unity—no one stands out but we blend to perfection. Isaiah 65:8 spoke of the new wine in the cluster or in the spirit of unity, "Thus says the Lord, 'As the new wine is found in the cluster, And one says, "Do not destroy it, for there is benefit in it," so I will act on behalf of My servants in order not to destroy all of them.'""
Dreams are God’s symbolic parables of the night. He reveals ourselves to us through the symbols he directs into our dreams. It has been given to us to understand the mysteries or symbolic representation in our dreams.
"I have also spoken by the prophets, and have multiplied visions; I have given symbols through the witness of the prophets." Hosea 12:10
Dream symbols are things or objects that represent something or someone else. They can also be material objects representing something subjective or abstract.
We must rely on the Holy Spirit to give us the correct interpretation for the symbols that appear in dreams.
And the disciples came and said to Him, “Why do You speak to them in parables?” He answered and said to them, “Because it has been given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given.” Matthew 13:10-11
Each person will develop a different dream vocabulary and understanding of the symbol’s meaning. In dreams and visions, the symbols that are chosen are not usually literal or actually representing themselves, but are a shadow of, or the representation of, a person, place or thing.
Then the angel who talked with me came out and said to me, “Lift your eyes now, and see what this is that goes forth.” So I asked, “What is it?” And he said, "It is a basket that is going forth.” He also said, “This is their resemblance throughout the earth: Here is a lead disc lifted up, and this is a woman sitting inside the basket”; then he said, “This is Wickedness!” And he thrust her down into the basket, and threw the lead cover over its mouth. Then I raised my eyes and looked, and there were two women, coming with the wind in their wings; for they had wings like the wings of a stork, and they lifted up the basket between earth and heaven. Zechariah 5:5-10
The dreamer needs to be completely honest with him/herself and think of what that particular symbol means or represents to him/her. Symbols that appear in our dreams are spiritual indicators of our current level of Godly intimacy and relationship, as well our natural state of affairs. Why did the Holy Spirit choose this particular symbol to represent that specific meaning in your dream?
But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel; and it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: Acts 2:16-17 KJV
What is the function assigned to a particular symbol in your dream?
What is the significance of the size of the dream symbol being larger or smaller than usual? Dream symbols communicate to the dreamer through the emotional feeling they provoke or ideas and activities they inspire. Some people are epic dreamers while others dream short narratives ? the length of the dream is not as important as the secrets it reveals.
To understand the symbolic language of dreams, we have to look past the surface to find the buried treasures. John 20 tells us that some believe only when they are able to clearly see, firmly touch, and feel their surroundings. Jesus said it is the person who believes without clearly seeing that is blessed.
The other disciples therefore said to him, “We have seen the Lord.” So he said to them, “Unless I see in His hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and put my hand into His side, I will not believe.” And after eight days His disciples were again inside, and Thomas with them. Jesus came, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, “Peace to you!” Then He said to Thomas, “Reach your finger here, and look at My hands; and reach your hand here, and put it into My side. Do not be unbelieving, but believing.” And Thomas answered and said to Him, “My Lord and my God!” Jesus said to him, “Thomas, because you have seen Me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”
When we spend time with God asking Him to reveal to us the meanings of the dreams He has given, the process of discovery and searching out the answers enables us to retain more understanding of the symbolic vocabulary He uses.
The symbolic language of dreams requires us to be totally dependent upon the Holy Spirit for the understanding and meaning of the symbols that appear in our dreams. Some useful tools that will help you in the process of discovering symbolic meanings are the Bible, encyclopedias, Biblical Imagery Dictionaries, Christian dream books, dream symbol cards, and, of course, Internet Google searches.
Animals in Dreams
Understanding the meanings of the symbols that appear in our dreams is essential to deriving the correct interpretation. Without gathering the keys and clues the symbols give us, we will never unlock the sealed mysteries that lie within the dream. However, a proper application and understanding of the symbol and what they represent will lead us to an inner knowing that we have found the meaning of the dream. The question we must continually ask ourselves when interpreting dream symbols is, “Why did God choose this symbol and not that symbol?” Animals frequently appear in our dreams. Some animal symbols invoke warm feelings of love and tenderness while other animal symbols thrust fear and panic upon us.
Questions to ask about the animals in your dreams
People in Dreams
People that we know and love often play leading roles in our night visions. We are often surprised to see the faces of those that have gone on to their heavenly reward visit us in the night season as we rest and slumber on our beds.
People that we vaguely recognize, don’t know, fear, or admire also appear in our dreams to bring us messages or insights into ourselves. God often uses other people in our dreams to help us see a stronghold or blind spot that is in our own lives.
If we have a fear of man or suffer from peer pressure and tend to be a follower instead of a leader of the crowd, our dreams will reflect our concerns for popular public opinion.
Questions to ask yourself about the people in your dreams:
Parts of the Anatomy in Dreams
In dreams, our attention can be drawn to certain parts of the body that are being highlighted or focused upon. These body parts may be bigger than life or so small they are barely visible. By learning what the various parts of the anatomy represent symbolically and/or their functions, we will come up with the proper interpretation of our dream.
Buildings in Dreams
Buildings play a large part in placing us in the proper timeframe or contextual setting of the dream. Is the building a house, church, school, or office building that is in our present or past? Buildings can often represent the dreamer’s life that may be under construction, in disarray or in need of repair.
Questions to ask about rooms and buildings:
Objects in Dreams
Different objects will appear in different dreams but their goal is to communicate a message to the dreamer.
Food Symbols in Dreams
Everyone would like to believe that they are mature enough to eat meat at every meal. The truth is most of us would rather be fed milk because it is less expensive or costly and much easier to digest. The milk of the Word is easier to understand than the meat of the Word. We have to continually chew meat in order to properly digest the deeper meanings, understanding, and application it brings to our lives.
Growing in our understanding of the meaning of symbols God uses to communicate to us in the night seasons of our life will reveal mysteries giving us insight into the dream realm of the Spirit.
Two years ago America was at a strategic crossroads in history with the presidential election. The President that we elected is determining the direction the United States will take for the next forty years. He is choosing the Supreme Court judges who will either continue to limit the abortion of unborn babies or open the flood gates on full birth abortions with no restrictions while forcing American citizens to pay for it. The leaders we choose are not standing with Israel. These two issues alone will cause America to continue to come under sever judgment. How we vote as Christians is going to determine what the future holds for us. We will either elect godly rule and continue to live in safety; or face increased opposition and even martyrdom for our Christian beliefs.
Esther Arose at a time of National Crisis to Spare people from Destruction.
2008 was marked by many new doors of blessing and opportunities to increase God’s Kingdom. The number eight means God giving man the ability to transcend limits of physical existence, teachers arising with fresh spiritual insights in the scriptures, new birth or new beginnings being established in our lives and an abounding in God’s “joyous” strength, not that of the flesh.
Genesis 1:1–4 states that “In the beginning God created”, He spoke our world and the universe into existence through the creative force of light he held within His being. He took the formless and void things of darkness and transformed them with His words into light and life. We can gain valuable insights for creating our new beginnings from this verse. God spoke and a creative force was released that enabled Him to see the world He created. Thus, the words we speak will frame or create “open gates” to the world and circumstances that daily surround us.
Job 22:21–22 further tell us how to bring prosperity into our lives. “Submit to God and be at peace with him; in this way prosperity will come to you. Accept instruction from his mouth and lay up his words in your heart.”
God promises that if we are faithful to decree things He will establish them by bringing them into existence. Job 22:27–29, “You will make your prayer to Him, He will hear you, and you will pay your vows. You will also declare a thing, and it will be established for you; so light will shine on your ways. When they cast you down, and you say, 'Exaltation will come!' Then He will save the humble person.”
The Bible says, “Decree a thing and it will be established for you!” This works for both positive decrees of life and negative decrees of death. The words of our mouth create life and death. In the book of Esther chapter 3: The wicked Hamon issued a written death decree that was sent out to all the proveniences against the people of God. This decree caused the Jews to fear for their lives but through prayer and fasting the declared curse of death that was decreed was reversed. His words established his own death and the death of his household as they swung from the end of the gallows he constructed. Hamon’s evil decrees of hate, murder, jealousy, control, and fear, were causeless. Esther and Mordecai answered with a righteous decree of deliverance, a new strategy of hope released faith, and love, backed by a unified militant response.
All of us have Harmon’s in our lives who currently have the ear of the king. They are willing to invest their money, time and efforts to see us destroyed, killed, and annihilated so they can plunder our goods. They sit with the king in their drunkenness while we are bewildered at their evil decrees against us.
Mordecai came to Esther at the Gates of the palace and told her, “If you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father's family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to royal position for such a time as this?"
Queen Esther, Mordecai, and the King issued another decree that allowed the people of God to defend themselves against their enemies. Esther 8:3–9:1 Esther again pleaded with the king, falling at his feet and weeping. She begged him to put an end to the evil plan of Haman, which he had devised against the Jews. King Xerxes replied to Queen Esther and to Mordecai the Jew, "Because Haman attacked the Jews, I have given his estate to Esther, and they have hanged him on the gallows. (Proverbs13:22 says, the wealth of the wicked will be transferred to the righteous). Now write another decree in the king's name in behalf of the Jews as seems best to you, and seal it with the king's signet ring. The king's edict granted the Jews in every city the right to assemble (come into unity) and protect themselves; to destroy, kill and annihilate any armed force of any nationality or province that might attack them and their women and children; and to plunder the property of their enemies.(No weapon formed against you shall prosper!) The new decree enabled the Jews to be ready to avenge themselves on their enemies. And many people of other nationalities became Jews because fear of the Jews seized them. Psalms 111:10, “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow his precepts have good understanding. To him belongs eternal praise.”
In these ‘new beginnings’ we have learned how to properly discern by the Spirit and apply the living Word which is sharp, powerful, and able to discern the thoughts and intents of the heart. The Word of God is going to be extremely important to fashion the building blocks of our lives. John 1:1-2 declares, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He (Jesus) was with God in the beginning.” Since God is light and love, love is the message we will begin and end with. 1 John 3:11, “This is the message you heard from the beginning: We should love one another.” God is the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End. New beginnings often mean there is a starting over that needs to take place. If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! Neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything; what counts is a “new creation”.
As we who live in the Kingdom of God respond to our enemies in God’s love we will experience a creative spirit releasing new ideas, products, strategies, insights, and revelation. This creative spirit is going to revive hope in us so we will, once again, begin to have great expectations to receive the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Psalms says, “Teach me your way, O LORD; lead me in a straight path because of my oppressors. Do not turn me over to the desire of my foes, for false witnesses rise up against me, breathing out violence. I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living”. The power that is resident in a blessing is much greater than the power of a curse. This is why the Bible tells us to bless those who curse you and despitefully use and persecute you.
When Rebekah was leaving her family in Genesis 24:60 to begin a new life, in a new land, with a new husband, her family blessed her with increase and ability for her children to possess the gates of her enemies. We must cut our enemies off from us so they do not follow us through the new gates into the promises of our future. New large doors and gates will be opened to those who are able to respond in love and forgiveness. Deuteronomy 11:18–21, “Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds (love the Lord your God). Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates, so that your days and the days of your children may be many in the land that the LORD swore to give your forefathers, as many as the days that the heavens are above the earth.”
There are doors open in heaven awaiting us to complete the preparation process that is necessary to enter in. Rev.3, “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me. To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches."
What voices are your ears tuned to hear? (God’s voice is not the voice of the accuser of the brethren, or the pointing of the finger, malicious, slanderous talk, evil speaking, judgmental, or critical). If your ears are tuned to hear these voices you will not hear the knock on the door or what the Spirit of God has to say to his bride. You will be trapped in the old patterns of death and destruction. Pray Psalms 119:35–37, “Direct me in the path of your commands, for there I find delight. Turn my heart toward your statutes and not toward selfish gain. Turn my eyes away from worthless things; preserve my life according to your word.”
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