Thursday, August 26, 2010

A Time To Be Opened

I believe the Lord is indicating by His Spirit that we have entered a window of time for things TO BE OPENED to us! By faith, we are to proclaim "opening" to circumstances, finances, understanding, eyes, ears, and even wombs.

Isaiah 61:1 - "The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the afflicted; He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to PROCLAIM liberty to captives, and OPENING to prisoners..."

Here are some of the areas that I feel the Lord has released grace for opening:

OPENING OF WOMBS (Gen.29:31; Gen.30:22)

Nugget of Gold: Proclaim opening to that which has been closed! Receive your opening by faith, knowing that God is for you and that He has ordained this window of time for the manifestation of your promises.

Lord, may You confirm Your word, granting that signs and wonders be done in our midst!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The Prophetic Word

True prophecy releases the thing that is being prophesied. These are the words that we hear as we stand in the very presence of God, and then are sent by Him to deliver them.

2 Pet.1:20,21 - "But know this first of all, that no prophecy of scripture is a matter of one's own interpretation, for no prophecy was ever made by an act of human will, but men MOVED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT spoke from God."

Prophecy moves through time and space, and faith is the delivery system.

Rom.12:6 - "....if prophecy, according to the proportion of his faith."

I believe we have come to a time when the words released by the Spirit of God will have quick manifestations in this natural realm. As Keith Miller announced in a recent conference, "NO MORE DELAY!"

Ezek.12:25;28 - "'For I the Lord shall speak, and whatever word I speak will be performed. It will no longer be delayed, for in your days.... I shall speak the word and perform it', declares the Lord."

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Whirlwinds of Fire

At a recent visit of Chuck Pierce to Houston, a prophetic word went forth about "whirlwinds of fire" seen throughout the city. The Lord prompted me to re-visit what He had spoken a year ago about His whirlwind (see blog dated August 24,2009).

Proverbs 10:25 - "When the whirlwind passes, the wicked is no more, but the righteous has an everlasting FOUNDATION."

1 Cor.3:11,13 - "For no man can lay a foundation other than the one which is laid, which is Jesus Christ..... each man's work will become evident; for the day will show it, because it is to be revealed with FIRE; and the fire itself will test the quality of each man's work."

I believe the Lord has released His whirlwind! Destruction is coming for those who have built on any foundation other than Jesus. These people, churches, and ministries will suffer loss if they've built according to man's wisdom, which "is foolishness before God". However, His whirlwind will pick up and propel His righteous ones to the place that He has prepared for us! The Lord will reward those who have built according to His Spirit, and it is these "structures" that will go forward into this decade and beyond!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Evidence Of The Promise

The Lord quickened to me that He is releasing tangible evidence of the prophetic promises He has given to us. This evidence of what is soon to manifest fully will be seen by "eyewitnesses", thus leaving no doubt of that which God has spoken.

2 Peter 1:16-19 - "We were eyewitnesses.... And we ourselves heard this utterance.... And so we have the prophetic word made more sure, to which you do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place until the day dawns...."

The word "sure" is defined by Webster's dictionary as "reliable; trustworthy; basing of a conclusion or conviction on definite grounds or indubitable (too evident to be doubted) evidence". Until now, the prophetic words that the Lord has given to each of us have stood as "a lamp shining in a dark place". But now, the "day dawns", and that which has been spoken in private will be seen openly.

The Lord recently demonstrated this in our women's ministry through a substantial donation. This money is enabling us to proceed with two projects the Lord had given to us, but is also a clear indication of His pleasure and favor. Thus, the prophetic word concerning the future of this ministry was "made more sure"!

NUGGET OF GOLD: What prophetic promises has the Lord given to you? Is He quickening one or more of them? Be looking for a manifestation concerning your Word, and know that the time of its fulfillment draws near.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Written Words

The Lord quickened the importance of writing down the words that He speaks to us, whether "face-to-face", through a prophetic word delivered by another believer, or in dreams and visions. The significance of the written record is threefold:

1. As a COVENANT with the Lord.
2. As a MEMORIAL before ourselves and the Lord.

Exod.34:27 - "Then the Lord said to Moses, 'Write down (for yourself) these words, for in accordance with these words I have made a covenant with you and with Israel.'"

Exod.17:14 - "Then the Lord said to Moses, 'Write this in a book as a memorial...'"

John 5:39 - "You search the scriptures, because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is these that bear witness of Me."

A covenant is a written agreement. A memorial is something that keeps remembrance alive, and a witness bears testimony. The Lord would have us know how imperative it is to have a written record of all the words He speaks to us personally and individually, that we may secure our destiny and inherit all that He has appointed for us.

Let us come before the Lord, the Righteous Judge, and remind Him of His words. Let us confirm the covenant He has made with us for our promises, and let us add the testimony of our mouths as we decree His will for us!

Friday, August 6, 2010

God's Timetable

The "times and seasons" of the Lord occur in cycles. A cycle is defined as "an interval of time during which a sequence of a recurring succession of events or phenomena is completed."

I believe the Lord revealed that the Book of Joel represents a key cycle in the Spirit. Although this prophetic book has its ultimate fulfillment in the end times, I believe the body of Christ is currently positioned in Joel 2:18-24.

Joel 2:24 - "And the threshing floors will be full of grain; and the vats will overflow with the new wine and oil."

As we see in the first chapter of Joel, the cycle begins with judgment and devastation...... a total stripping away of that which had existed before the locusts came. In the midst of this desolation, the Lord calls for His people to repent and turn back to Him.

Joel 2:12,13 - "Yet even now, declares the Lord, return to Me with all your heart, and with fasting, weeping, and mourning; And rend your heart and not your garments."

When this is our response, the Lord promises full restoration (vs.18-27), followed by a pouring out of His Spirit (vs.28,29). This is followed by a display of signs, wonders, and miracles (vs.30-32), and the "Valley of Decision" (Joel 3:14) for all flesh.

Have we been looking for signs and wonders? Have we cried out to the Lord for a great harvest of souls? Yes, many in the church are pressing in like never before through prayer, intercession, repentance, and worship. However, we've missed the promise of restoration that comes before such outpourings. The body of Christ, as a whole, has been unaware of the warfare that preceeds and guarantees this restoration. Just as the children of Israel crossed the Jordan into the promised land, only to fight and drive out the giants so that they could take possession of their inheritance, so is warfare required for us to inherit our promise.

When God's people humble themselves and return to Him with a whole heart, He arises as a Man of War to fight our enemies and restore to us our rightful inheritance!

Isa.42:13 - "The Lord will go forth like a warrior. He will arouse His zeal like a man of war. He will utter a shout; yes, He will raise a war cry. He will prevail against His enemies."
Joel 2:20 - "I will remove the northern (demonic) army far from you. And I will drive it into a parched and desolate land, and its vanguard into the eastern sea, and its rear guard into the western sea...."

I believe we are NOW seeing the Lord arise to battle our enemies, as we fight and decree the victory in concert with the Lord of Hosts and the angels! As we complete our travel through the narrow place (prophesied by Chuck Pierce and others), I believe the new year (beginning September 9, 2010) will see the promised restoration, followed quickly by an outpouring of the Holy Spirit such as we've never seen before. This will be accompanied by miracles, signs, and wonders, and God's people will do exploits and win many to Christ.

Nugget of Gold: Hold the course! Victory is at hand! There will be no more delay in our lives as we boldly stand on the promises we've been given! The Lord has formed His new wine skins and filled us with the new wine. He has poured out a fresh anointing, and we are filled with His Spirit!