Tuesday, May 25, 2010

An Hour A Day

An hour a day keeps the devil away (at bay)!

The Lord quickened to me that we need to be committed to two types of daily prayer - worship and fellowship with Him, as well as one hour of "watchman duty". These are completely separate activities, and may occur at different times of the day. The four watches related in the Bible are: 6 p.m.-9 p.m.; 9 p.m.-midnight; midnight-3 a.m.; 3 a.m.-6 a.m.

Mark 13:35 - "Therefore, be on the alert, for you do not know when the master of the house is coming, whether in the evening (first watch), at midnight (2nd watch), at cockcrowing (3rd watch), or in the morning (4th watch)."
Matt.24:42,43 - "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."

Jesus took His disciples with Him to pray the night of His arrest and ultimate crucifixion. He knew what was coming. However, He had to admonish His disciples for not watching and praying for at least one hour with Him. They, too, were about to be tested by the powers of darkness.

Matt.26:41 - "Keep watching and praying that you may not enter into temptation; the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak."

Nugget of Gold: Watching for one hour in the Spirit builds up our spirit man, and it also gives the Holy Spirit an opportunity to warn us about planned attacks so that we can come against them in prayer (Matt.24:23 - "If he had known.... he would not have allowed.....").
The Lord has given His body the keys of the Kingdom (Matt.16:19) to bind (forbid) and to loose (permit). Let us be diligent to keep alert in prayer on a daily basis, especially during one of the night watches!

Saturday, May 22, 2010


I heard the Lord say, "Polarization", and then the following scripture:

Jer.24:1-10 - "The Lord showed me.... two baskets of figs set before the temple of the Lord. One basket had very good figs, like first-ripe figs; and the other basket had very bad figs, which could not be eaten due to rotteness."

The word "polarization" represents a division into two opposites, or a concentration about opposing extremes of groups or interests formerly ranged on a continuum (boundaries blurred).

I believe the Lord is indicating that we have come to the time when the boundary between darkness and the light will become visible. Those with divided hearts, who are serving two masters, will be exposed. Those who do not walk in love will increasingly walk in the flesh (devoid of the Spirit) and in darkness. However, those who walk in the light as He Himself is in the light, will be transformed into greater levels of His glory. Glory deposits will occur on a regular basis. We will be able to feel the weight of His glory and we will be drawn to others in whom the Spirit of God abides in great measure.

I believe we have entered into the beginning of the fulfillment of Isaiah 60:

Isa.60:1,2 - "Arise, shine; for your light has come. And the glory of the Lord has risen upon you. For behold, darkness will cover the earth, and deep darkness the peoples; but the Lord will rise upon you, and His glory will appear upon you."

Friday, May 21, 2010

Joy Comes In The Morning

I heard the Lord say, "Joy comes in the morning".

Psalm 30:5 - "For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for a lifetime; Weeping may last for the night, but a shout of joy comes in the morning."

I believe the Lord is saying that it is now time for His joy to be poured out! This has to do with Times and Seasons of the Lord, and I feel the Lord is saying that this release of Joy is both a time and a season for His people. This coincides with the Feast of Pentecost, which we're now in, and which is a time for joy, happiness, celebration, and rejoicing over harvest!

Ecc.3:1,4 - "There is an appointed time for everything. And there is a time for every event under heaven - A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance."

Joy releases strength (Neh.8:9,10), and it clothes us with the same anointing that Jesus operated in during His time on the earth (Luke4:18). The anointing of the oil of gladness/joy (Isa.61) is the anointing that sets the captives free and allows His body to do the "greater works" that have been prophesied. Joy also releases blessings and provision in abundance!

Psa.126:5,6 - "Those who sow in tears shall reap with joyful shouting. He who goes to and fro weeping, carrying his bag of seed, shall indeed come again with a shout of joy, bringing his sheaves with him."

Nugget of Gold: It is time to remove our graveclothes, our garments of mourning. By faith, step into this time of Joy and reaping that the Lord has ordained. Receive strength from the Spirit of Might and go forth in power to fulfill your destiny!

Monday, May 3, 2010

The Stage Is Set

I heard the Lord say, "The stage is set." The literal meaning of this phrase is that all scenery and props are designed and arranged for a particular scene in a play. What I feel the Lord is saying is that He has prepared us and placed us in our proper positions for what He is about to unfold on the world stage. This moment in time has been preceeded by a call that has gone out to those with ears to hear, and there has been a "window of opportunity" to heed the Lord's call and respond accordingly. The Lord indicated that the Parable of the Marriage Feast is an illustration of the time we are now in.

Matt.22:1-14 - "And he sent out his slaves to call those who had been invited to the wedding feast, and they were unwilling to come..... Behold, I have prepared my dinner.... and everything is ready.... But they paid no attention and went their way, one to his own farm, another to his business..... There was a man not dressed in proper wedding clothes, and the king said to the servants, 'Bind him hand and foot, and cast him into the outer darkness; in that place there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.' For many are called, but few are chosen."

Nugget of Gold: If there remains an area of our lives in which we have not been quick to respond to the Lord's call, let us be quick to awaken and repent from our disobedience! May the Lord extend grace and mercy before the door is closed to us.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Weapons of our Warfare

I have always believed that the Blood of Jesus is one of the most powerful weapons we have against the powers of darkness. I apply the Blood regularly to myself, my family, my physical home, etc. I understand that as with the children of Israel in Egypt, the application of the Blood creates a legal barrier, over which the demonic cannot cross.

In a recent dream in which I was under attack by the powers of darkness, along with several other believers, the Lord prompted me to take out my oil and anoint each of us. This combination of both the Blood and the Oil proved to be a more powerful barrier against the attack.

1 John 5:8 - "For there are three that bear witness (on earth), the Spirit (oil) and the water and the blood, and the three are in agreement."

Luke 4:1 - "And Jesus (Blood), full of the Holy Spirit (Oil), returned from the Jordan and was led about by the Spirit in the wilderness, for 40 days being tempted by the devil."

Nugget of Gold: It is necessary that we be continually cleansed by the "washing of the water with the word" (Eph.5:26), but also apply the Blood and ask the Holy Spirit for a fresh filling and a fresh anointing daily! In this way we will walk in victory, protected from the powers of darkness who seek to "kill, steal, and destroy."