Friday, January 29, 2010

Life and Health

3 John 1:2 - "Beloved, I pray that in all respects you may prosper and be in good health, just as your soul prospers."

I believe the Lord is releasing abundant grace this year and this decade to heal and restore life, not only to the body of Christ, but also to a fallen world. He is releasing knowledge and wisdom for new cures. He is also bringing a fresh revelation of His ways and the spiritual principles that will bring health and healing to our bodies, when applied by faith.
  • REGENERATION: While praying last October about a constantly aching knee, I heard the Lord say, "regeneration". Vines Bible Dictionary defines this word as "new birth; bringing about new life by the operation of the Word of Truth and the Holy Spirit." Titus 3:5,6 - "He saved us, not on the basis of deeds, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit." The Lord was revealing an effective way to pray for bodies and body parts that were in need of new life: arthritic hands, feet, joints, etc., as well as other degenerative effects of living in our natural bodies.
  • STASIS/HOMEOSTASIS: As I was asking the Lord about a general feeling of being tense and not at peace, I heard Him say "stasis", and then, "homeostasis". I had to look these words up, and found the following: Stasis indicates a slowing or stoppage of the normal flow of a bodily fluid, or the slowing of the current of circulating blood. Homeostasis indicates a return to a stable state. Here's what the Lord quickened me to pray: "I command my body's electrical, magnetic, and chemical systems to come into alignment with the Word of God. I command my blood to flow without obstruction throughout my body, in accordance with God's perfect design."
  • Bless the Lord, O my SOUL: The Holy Spirit quickened to me that I needed to repent of "not judging my body rightly" (1 Cor.11:29). I was guilty of judging something that He was not judging. Once I repented, I then commanded my SOUL (mind, will, emotions) to Bless the Lord and proclaim all of His benefits!

Psa.103:1-5 - "Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless His holy name.....And forget none of His benefits; Who pardons all your iniquities; Who heals all your diseases; Who redeems your life from the pit; Who crowns you with lovingkindness and compasion; Who satisfies your years with good things, so that your youth is renewed like the eagle...."

Nugget of Gold: The Lord is revealing the way to prosper in matters of life and health. There will come a time when we will not be able to rely on the current medical system, and He is extending grace to "wean" ourselves off of our extreme dependence on a world that is increasingly coming under His judgement. May we heed His voice in this hour and walk in the truth of His Word!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Be Ready

The Lord is both exhorting and warning His people to "Be Ready" in this new year. Being in a state of readiness implies both mental and physical preparedness for some experience or action.

Matt.24:42-51 - "Therefore be on the alert, for you do not know which day your Lord is coming. But be sure of this, that if the head of the house had known at what time of the night the thief was coming, he would have been on the alert and would not have allowed his house to be broken into. For this reason you be ready too; for the Son of Man is coming at an hour when you do not think He will....... Blessed is that servant whom his master finds so doing when he comes."

Of course, the above is referring to the Second Coming of Christ, but it also has application on another level. What are the times and seasons that the Lord has revealed for 2010? Has the Holy Spirit impressed on you that you will see a particular event, relationship, ministry, etc., come into your life this year? If so, what are you doing to be ready for it?

Nugget of Gold: I believe the Lord desires to give us specific "action items" in order to prepare for what's coming into our lives - both personally and corporately. Just as Esther had 12 months of preparation with oils, spices, and cosmetics, so too are we being shown the particular ways in which the Holy Spirit will make us ready for the blessings and favor He has appointed for His bride this year. However, we must be quick to obey and diligent to do those things He reveals to us. Then, when He comes, those who are ready will enter in to the promise; but to those who have not prepared, the door will be closed and the opportunity lost. (Matt.25:10).

Friday, January 15, 2010

Rich Toward God

Luke 12:15-21 - "Beware and be on your guard against every form of greed; for not even when one has an abundance does his life consist of his possessions.... So is the man who lays up treasure for himself (on earth), and is not rich toward God."

At the outset of this new year, the Lord seems to be talking a great deal about true riches and wealth. He's certainly not opposed to Christians having money; in fact, He loves to bless His children. It was said of Abraham that the Lord greatly blessed him, "so that he became rich and was given flocks and herds, and silver and gold, and servants and maids, and camels and donkeys." (Gen.24:35) Isaac "became rich, and continued to grow richer until he became very wealthy." (Gen.26:13) The Lord "restored the fortunes of Job when he prayed for his friends, and the Lord increased all that Job had twofold." (Job 42:10)

Scripture tells us that the prerequisite for being entrusted with "true riches", though, is faithfulness with money usage:
Luke 16:11 - "If therefore you have not been faithful in the use of unrighteous mammon, who will entrust the true riches to you?"

Faithful use of mammon includes tithing (ten percent), generous giving above the tithe, and Godly stewardship of the money entrusted to us. For those who argue that the tithe is a product of the Law, and therefore, the Old Covenant, I would point out that the New Testament actually establishes sacrificial giving and being totally sold out as the new requirement. We see this in Jesus's words about the widow's mite (Mark12:41-44), the parable about the rich young ruler (Matt.19:21), and the Book of Acts.

Acts 4:34,35 - "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."

Nugget of Gold: I believe the Lord wants to bless His people with increased wealth this year. However, He is looking for people who are rich toward God. Are we in that number? We can answer "yes" if we are growing in our relationship and knowledge of Him. We can answer "yes" if we are diligently pursuing love, "yet earnestly desiring spiritual gifts" (1Cor.14:1); if we are "disciplining ourselves for the purpose of godliness" (1Tim.4:7,8); if we are pursuing God's wisdom, which is more profitable than silver, gold, or precious jewels (Prov.3:13-16).

May our testimony be that we are rich in the things of the Spirit, with an abundance to give to the work of the Kingdom in this hour!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Return On Investment

In December of 2006, while praying with a ministry team, the following vision was reported:
A chalkboard with a completely clean slate was seen, when suddenly, a hand came down and wrote a formula: D = 32. We were made to know that this was a new formula that nobody knew. Then, the scene shifted to an office building with a statue of a huge bronze bull out front. We knew this was the icon of a company. I walked up to the statue and pushed it over.

Of course, since this vision, we have seen the "crash" of Wall Street and the downfall of many business icons formerly on the world scene (especially here in America). Can anyone doubt that the "hand of God" has orchestrated the events of the past year? Thirty-two is the number for "covenant". I don't yet have revelation on the letter "D" (perhaps "decade"?). However, I believe the Lord is instructing His church in the matter of "the power to make wealth, that He may confirm His covenant with us." (Deut.8:18)

Many Christians have been wise in the ways of the world and the world system, but either ignorant or foolish in the ways of the Kingdom. God's people are going to and fro, seeking the best "return on investment" and wondering how to keep their money safe. Most realize that things have irrevocably changed and that the old "status quo" will never come again. I believe we have entered a decade when the Church can no longer profit according to the wisdom of the world, but will have to employ God's principles in order to prosper and even survive in the coming months and years.

Following are three principles in God's economy

1. Giving and receiving a return: As discussed in a previous post, the practice of cheerful giving is fundamental to the Christian walk. Luke6:38 - "Give and it will be given to you....For by your standard of measure, it will be measured to you in return."

2. The principle of "Two": There is great multiplication of effect (return) when two or more people are walking together and praying in agreement.

Ecc.4:9 - "Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor."

Deut.32:30 - "How could one chase a thousand, and two put ten thousand to flight...."

3. Principle of the Talents: In the parable of "The Talents" (Matt.25:14-), the Lord admonishes the slave who hid his talent instead of going out and doubling His investment. In fact, that slave lost what he had and was cast "into the outer darkness".

What is the "talent"? I believe the Lord revealed that the talent represents His Word.

Matt.25:26 - "You wicked, lazy slave, you knew that I reap where I did not sow and gather where I scattered no seed."

Luke8:11; 18 - "The seed is the word of God." "Therefore, take care how you listen, for whoever has, to him shall more be given; and whoever does not have, even what he thinks he has shall be taken away from him."

John 17:8 - "For the words which Thou gavest Me, I have given to them; and they received them...."

Nugget of Gold: What have we done with the Word of God that has been revealed to us over the months and years? Have we received the Word implanted into our hearts, allowing it to change and sanctify us? How faithful have we been to share those things that the Lord has revealed to us with others, regardless of our ministry platform? Those who have been faithful with the Word have seen a steady increase in authority and responsibility in the Kingdom. The Lord has regularly said to these, "Well done, good and faithful slave; you were faithful with a few things. I will put you in charge of many things...." (Matt.25:23)

It is these believers for whom the Lord has prepared "things which eye has not seen and ear has not heard, and which have not entered the heart of man....." (1Cor.2:9) for this year and this decade!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Joseph Company Revelations

Much has been said over the past few years about the "Joseph Company" that the Lord has hidden for these last days. I believe that just as the Lord brought the children of Israel out of their wilderness of testing after 40 years, and just as He has brought the church out of our wilderness, so is the Lord releasing His Joseph Company from their confinement.

Psa.105:17-21 - "He sent a man before them, Joseph, who was sold as a slave. They afflicted his feet with fetters. He himself was laid in irons; until the time that his word came to pass, the word of the Lord tested him. The king sent and released him, the ruler of peoples, and set him free. He made him lord of his house, and ruler over all his possessions."

I heard the Lord say "storehouse", and I knew that He was speaking about His "Josephs". These are the believers who have been filled with the Word for many years in preparation for feeding His people during the times of famine - both natural and spiritual famine.

Amos 8:11,12 - "Behold, days are coming....when I will send a famine on the land. Not a famine for bread....but rather for hearing the words of the Lord. And people will stagger from sea to sea....they will go to and fro to seek the word of the Lord..."

We'll recognize the "Josephs", because these are the ones who are already "feeding His sheep" (John 21:15-17). They may be teachers, pastors, evangelists, etc., but they have developed a lifestyle of sharing the word and of living, "not by bread alone, but by everything that proceeds out of the mouth of the Lord." (Deut.8:3) They have been tested by the Word over many years, and they have been found worthy. The light of God's Glory can been seen on them as it draws people to them. Just as the rest of the known world came to Joseph during the famine, giving him (Pharaoh) all their money, livestock, and land in exchange for food (Gen.47), I believe that we will soon see the fulfillment of Isaiah 60:

Isa.60:3;5 - "And nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising.... Then you will see and be radiant, and your heart will thrill and rejoice; because the abundance of the sea will be turned to you, the wealth of the nations will come to you."

Nugget of Gold: Could this be the beginning of the great transfer of wealth that has been prophesied? I believe that the Joseph Company will be used by God to provide both spiritual and natural sustenance in the days ahead.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

It's Time To Make A Withdrawal

What I'm about to share has nothing to do with tithing, but it has everything to do with our established lifestyle of giving above and beyond the tithe (Malachi 3:8-12).

Are you a cheerful giver? Has the Holy Spirit moved on your heart more than once over the past months and years to give a "bountiful gift" (2Cor.9:5-7)? If so, the Lord wants to tell you that you have a bank account in Heaven that remains untouched by recession, depression, bad investments, or theft, and that it has been accruing interest all this time.

Phil.4:17 - "Not that I seek the gift itself, but I seek for the profit which increases to your account."

Matt.6:19,20 - "Do not lay up for yourself treasures upon the earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where theives break in and steal. But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where theives do not break in or steal..."

Nugget of Gold: I believe the Lord is saying to His church that NOW is the time to begin making "withdrawals" from our heavenly bank accounts. The money needed for Kingdom work, as well as provision for basic needs, is available to us by faith!
The spiritual principle is found in Luke 6:38:
"Give and it will be given to you; good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, they will pour into your lap. For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return."

The word "give" means "to make a present of; donate". Note that this is not the same as compensation or earnings from work or a task performed (regardless of how much the Lord has blessed the work of your hands). Thus, as you have given to others, the Lord will now cause others to give to you.

I believe that we have entered the time when "the abundance of the sea will be turned to you, the wealth of the nations will come to you." (Isa.60:5)

Prayer: Lord, I now make a withdrawal from my heavenly bank account. I ask that $_____ be released to me now! Thank you, my King.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Time Travel

For the past three years the Lord has been speaking to me quite a bit about "Time". He has revealed some things that have recently been confirmed by Quantum Physics, and this revelation has everything to do with answered prayer. In fact, the Lord would have us actually create our own world/reality by the words that we speak, just as He did. We're already doing this, whether we know it or not, and we have been living with the results (Gal.6:7 - "Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap.").

God is creative, and He is giving us an opportunity to create a new reality for our lives in 2010.

Isa.48:6,7 - "I proclaim to you new things from this time, even hidden things which you have not known. They are created now and not long ago; and before today you have not heard them, lest you should say, 'Behold, I knew them.'"

Following are several revelations about "Time" and how they are to be applied:
  • In July of 2008, I believe the Lord showed me that time is not a continuum, consisting of minutes, hours, and days, one following the other (think horizontal line). Instead, it's vertical, like an upright tunnel or cylinder. If time were a man standing upright, his feet would be the past, his mid-section would be the present, and his head and shoulders would be the future. Thus, all would exist simultaneously! In fact, Jesus Christ is the Man, and scripture tells us that:

Rev.1:8 - "I am the Alpha and the Omega, who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty."

Heb.13:8 - "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today, yes, and forever."

Albert Einstein: "Time.....does not flow in only one direction, and the future exists simultaneous with the past."

Nugget of Gold: When we pray in faith according to that which the Lord has put in our heart, He has already answered our prayer! Thus, we now have a better understanding of the principle Jesus speaks of in Mark 11:24 when seen from the new "time" perspective.

Mark 11:24 - "All things for which you pray and ask (Present), believe that you have received them (Past), and they shall be (Future) granted to you."

Ecc.3:15 - "That which is (Present) has been already (Past), and that which will be (Future) has already been, for God seeks what has passed by."

Now for the revelation concerning the Fifth Dimension. Last October, I heard the Lord say the words, "Fifth Dimension". I know nothing about science, so I had to do research to find that a "dimension" is one of 3 coordinates determining a position in space, or 4 coordinates determining a position in space and time. "Space" consists of length, breadth and height. We live in a three dimensional world that can be seen with the natural eyes and touched. With "time" added as the fourth known dimension (although recent science postulates that there are up to 11 dimensions), I began to seek the Lord about this Fifth Dimension.

Nugget of Gold: I believe the Lord has revealed that the Fifth Dimension is a "parallel space" where answered prayer exists before it enters into our 4 dimensions of time and space. As I was pondering what it takes to bring these answered prayers into manifestation, I felt the Lord said "Words of Faith". According to Heb.11:1, faith is a substance. A substance is "a physical material from which something is made". Though the Lord spoke only once for each thing created, we must consistently speak faith-filled words until we see the manifestation!

Heb.11:3 - "By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things which are visible."

May we be diligent to create the "personal world" we truly want in 2010, according to the plan and design of Almighty God, Creator of the Universe and all it contains!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Extraordinary Gifts in 2010

As stated previously, this is a year that the Lord is giving His bride extraordinary gifts and giftings. Webster's dictionary defines "extraordinary" as something beyond the usual, regular, or customary. The Lord gave me a dream to illustrate this work of His Spirit during the season we're in:

In the dream, I had just become engaged, and my ring had two very large diamonds instead of the customary single setting with one large stone (and sometimes several smaller stones surrounding it). I was with a group of people in a fellowship setting, and many were admiring my "gift".

It was said of Daniel that "extraordinary wisdom was found in him."
Dan.5:12 - "This was because an extraordinary spirit, knowledge and insight, interpretation of dreams, explanation of enigmas, and solving of difficult problems were found in this Daniel."

Nugget of Gold: Ask the Lord to reveal the "extraordinary gift" He has for you in this season. Know that He has already determined it and only wants you to believe to receive it. It may be something that you have previously prayed for and received in a measure. However, this is a year that our Bridegroom is now doing "exceeding abundantly beyond all that we ask or think." (Eph.3:20)

Receive by faith!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Times and Seasons in 2010

The Lord wants us to discern the signs of the times and to know what season we're in, both individually, and as part of the body of Christ. We're called to be "sons of Issachar" - men (and women) who "understand the times, with knowledge of what to do". (1 Chron.12:32)

The Lord quickened to me to look at the difference between a "time" and a "season". I found that "time" is defined as an appointed, fixed moment or hour for something to happen, begin, or end. A "season" is an indefinite period of time, or a period marked by a special or particular activity (such as football season). Thus, "time" is specific and more immediate, while a season is more general. I believe the Lord is saying that we are to know both as we begin the new year.

Though God has shown several specific times and seasons for me personally, following are some of the things I feel He has revealed for the body of Christ in 2010:

  • "A time to embrace." (Ecc.3:5): I believe the Lord will be bringing special relationships into the lives of His people and that He will knit our hearts together with them in a powerful way. The application may be in ministry, business, marriage, etc., but look for new relationships in 2010.
  • A time to come out of the wilderness and enter our inheritance: There will be a specific time that the Lord brings an end to something that we have been doing in order to begin a new work. Again, the application may be for ministry, a new job or business opportunity, etc. Whatever form it takes, we will know without a doubt that the Lord has birthed it. "Whatever is born of God overcomes the world....." (1John 5:3), and this is what He will bless and prosper in the new year.
  • Appointed times of Judgement: This year will see increased clashes between the works of darkness and the activities of the Kingdom of God. The Lord has both empowered and mandated that we "execute the judgments written" on the powers and principalities. (Psa.149:6-9)


  • Changing of the Guard/New Fathers: I believe that just as Moses died, making way for Joshua, and just as a whole generation fell in the wilderness before their children could enter the promised land (Josh.5:6,7), so is the body of Christ entering a new season of generational blessings. THIS IS NOT A MATTER OF AGE, BUT RATHER OF MATURITY! We will always have children, young men, and fathers (1John2:13,14) existing simultaneously as we occupy our inheritance. However, only the fathers will receive the Key of David, along with a new mantle and increased authority! (Isa.22:20-24)
  • Growing season: As previously stated, the Lord will greatly favor and bless those things that He has begotten. This year will see a rapid growth and acceleration, as well as provision and anointing, upon ministries, businesses, creative ideas, etc., that He birthed.
  • Expanded Boundaries: The Lord is stretching and expanding our territory in 2010. Look for opportunities to fulfill a larger function in both the church and the marketplace, along with increased responsibilities and authority. For some, this may involve a move or a chance to travel. This will get us out of our comfort zone, but know that the Lord has prepared us and has released His grace.
  • Angelic visitations: I believe we will see increased angelic visitations as the Lord sends forth His ministers to the heirs of salvation.
  • Regeneration and Renewal: The Lord revealed that He will be doing a creative work this year with regard to replacing, renewing, and restoring bodies and body parts.
  • Spiritual Gifts: As our intimacy with the Lord grows this year, He will release extraordinary giftings to His bride. There is a mandate to dedicate all gifts as "holy to the Lord" (Zech.14:20). This is a year that "a man's gift will make room for him, and bring him before great men." (Proverbs 18:16). However, we must be careful to guard these gifts and use them as the Holy Spirit leads. I feel the Lord is warning us to "not give what is holy to dogs, and do not throw your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet........" (Matt.7:6).
  • Removal of Clutter and Hindrances: The Lord Himself will remove any hindrances that have prevented us from seeing clearly the path ahead. This was brought home to me in a recent dream in which I was in a car, trying to drive from the back seat. There was a large man in the driver's seat, and I was having great difficulty seeing around him to the road ahead. We were in danger of going off the road and crashing. He finally pulled over in a mountainous area and allowed me to drive from the driver's seat.
  • In another recent dream, I was in a garage, making piles of things that were old, broken, etc., and that needed to be thrown away or hauled off. We had already cleared out the house, as new buyers were coming to take possession of the property. I heard the Lord say, "Get rid of the clutter!". This is our part to do, and we must be quick to obey. God's part is to remove the hindrances to the path He has set for us in 2010!

May God richly bless and keep you this year!