Thursday, December 30, 2010

Word For 2011

The Lord has chosen the people and places for His Glory to dwell in the earth. He is adorning and beautifying those He has chosen (in the Spirit). These are the ones who are full of joy, and who continually praise Him for His goodness, even though much has not yet manifested. However, this company of believers is about to see such an overflow of abundant blessings in their lives, that they will hardly be able to contain all that God will pour out.

There will be such a manifestation of the power and presence of Holy Spirit in these lives, that people will see and be drawn to them. God Himself will make a name for them. No self-promotion will be needed. Wealthy men and women from all nations of the world will be drawn to these believers in the places where God has planted them. There will be no lack of finances for the work of the Kingdom. It will be evident to all that the very hand and favor of God are upon these people, ministries, and churches.

Even though the Lord will make a name for those He glorifies, only God will receive the glory for the miracles, signs, and wonders. As in the early church, these present day disciples will humbly glorify the Name of Jesus, desiring no recognition for themselves or their ministry.

Jeremiah 13:11 - "'For as the waistband clings to the waist of a man, so I made the whole household of Israel and the whole household of Judah cling to Me,' declares the Lord, 'that they might be for Me a people for a name, for praise, and for glory...'"

Jeremiah 33:9 - "And it shall be to Me a name of joy, praise, and glory before all the nations of the earth, which shall hear of all the good that I do for them, and they shall fear and tremble because of all the good and all the peace that I make for it."

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Meeting Place

The Lord revealed that He is establishing "meeting places" upon the earth that will be filled with His glory, and that will become known as places to meet and speak with God.

He has always met with believers individually, as we are His temple. Such corporate places as Toronto, Canada, and Pensacola, Florida, have become temporary dwelling places of His glory, where multiplied hundreds of people have been saved, healed, and delivered. However, I believe the Lord is designating many such corporate places in this hour where He will choose to manifest His glory on a continual basis.

Deut.12:5 - "But you shall seek the Lord at the place which the Lord your God shall choose from all your tribes, to establish His name there for His dwelling, and there you shall come."

Exod.29:42-45 - ".... the tent of meeting, where I will meet with you, to speak to you there. And I will meet there with the sons of Israel, and it shall be consecrated by My glory."

This will be evidence of Amos's prophecy that in the last days, God will raise up the fallen tabernacle of David (Amos 9:11; Acts 15:15-18). The Lord desires that "all mankind may seek the Lord", and the Holy Spirit will draw men to the homes, churches, ministries, and buildings that the Lord Himself has designated and chosen to beautify (glorify).

NUGGET OF GOLD: Just as many in the time of Jesus missed the hour of their visitation, let us not be counted among those today. If we're seeking the manifestation of His glory only in our local churches or from well-known ministries, we may miss Him. Let us be alert and watchful in the comning days and weeks, and may we quickly follow Him wherever He may lead us.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

The Things Revealed

It is at this time that the Lord is revealing those things that He has prepared for us, His children. There remain secret things known only to the Father, but He is reminding us in this Christmas season that if He has revealed something, it belongs to us!

Deut. 29:29 - "The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things revealed belong to us, and to our sons forever, that we may observe all the words of this law."

What has the Lord revealed through His word, through dreams and visions, and through prophetic utterance? If you've seen it in the Spirit, then the Father wants you to know that it belongs to you.

1 Cor.2:9-13 - "Things which eye has not seen and ear has not heard, and which have not entered the heart of man, all that God has prepared for those who love Him. For to us God revealed them through the Spirit..... Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things freely given to us by God; which things we also speak....."

God wants us to know those things that He has prepared for us in this hour. He is revealing spiritual gifts, material gifts, provision, blessings, creative ideas, and ministries that are about to be birthed into this natural realm. Our part is to freely receive those things that He reveals, and then gratefully and thankfully speak of them.

Saturday, December 18, 2010


As I was awakening this morning, I heard the Lord speak the word "Release!" I immediately knew in my spirit that the King of Kings, Jesus, had issued this command and that His people were now being released from that which has restrained, confined, burdened, and oppressed them. Release also carries the meaning of "discharge from an obligation or a responsibility".

We have come to a Kairos moment in which we are being set free, adorned as royalty, and anticipating the soon command of our King to go forth into that which He has prepared for us from the foundation of the world.

Joseph came to such a time in his life. At the age of 17, God showed him his future inheritance in a vision (Gen.37:5-10), but it wasn't until the age of 30 that he "stood before Pharaoh, king of Egypt", and received his promotion to second in command over all the nation (Gen.41:46). Scripture tells us that while he was waiting, in confinement, the Word that the Lord had spoken was refining him as silver is refined, and testing him as gold is tested in the furnace.

Psalm 105:18-22 - "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 (refined) him. The king sent and released him, the ruler of the peoples, and set him free. He made him lord of his house, and ruler over all his possessions, to imprison (bind) his princes at his will.... "

The Lord is granting great authority to the people that He has now released, those who have successfully come through the fires of testing and refining. This authority will be seen in the spirit realm first, and evidence in the natural realm will quickly follow. This is a quick work. Jesus has already issued the command. Our part is to obey that which He has already been speaking to us. It may involve coming out of a job, relationship, or even a ministry or church affiliation, if in that place we have not experienced the complete freedom of the Spirit.

Those who the Lord has released will now bear the Isaiah 61 anointing in great measure, to proclaim RELEASE to the captives, and freedom to the prisoners; to proclaim the favorable year of the Lord, and the day of vengeance of our God!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Captain of the Hosts

Jesus has come now as Captain of the Host of the Lord. His sword is drawn, and He has lifted up His standard over the people who have separated themselves wholly unto His purposes, and at His command. This is the time that we are taking the land of our inheritance, and God's enemies will be removed by force. His mighty angels are joining the people of God in battle to enforce the kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven. We know, of course, that only after the Great Tribulation, and during the thousand year reign of Christ, will we see a complete fulfillment of the Lord's Kingdom reign on earth. However, the Lord is now establishing His rule (through His people and according to His promises) in many places in the earth, and He has given us the authority to execute the judgments that are written (Psalm 149:6-9).

Joshua 5:13,14 - "Now it came about when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, a man was standing opposite him with his sword drawn in his hand, and Joshua went to him and said to him, 'Are you for us or for our adversaries?' And he said, 'No, rather I indeed come now as captain of the host of the Lord.'"

In May of this year, I heard the Lord say that "polarization" had taken place in the body of Christ. This describes a division into two opposites, as opposed to a continuum. I also heard Him say on Memorial Day of this year to "Muster yourselves in troops" (Micah 5:1). This was a clear indication that He was gathering His people together in a new way - with one heart, one mind, and a single purpose. No longer was He allowing mixture in His called out ones.

The Lord said that both His people, as well as the enemy, have been under camouflage. The word "camouflage" means to disguise (esp. military equipment or installations), conceal, hide, or deceive. God's warriors have been largely hidden until this time, but He is beginning to call us forth. At the same time, the Lord will remove the covering the enemy has depended on to mask insincere behavior, trickery, and artifice in the body of Christ.

2 Tim.3:13 - "But evil men and impostors will proceed from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived."

Malachi 3:18 - "So you will again distinguish between the righteous and the wicked, between one who serves God and one who does not serve Him."

NUGGET OF GOLD: Let us be alert and sober minded in this day. These are truly the best of times and the worst of times. It is the church's finest hour, but these are also days of increasing darkness. The devil has "come down to the earth, having great wrath, knowing that he has only a short time." (Rev.12:12). But as Daniel prophesies, "The people who know their God will display strength and take action." (Daniel 11:32)

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Unwrap Your Gift!

I heard the Lord say "unwrap", which means "to disclose; reveal; make known". He went on to say that during this Christmas season, He wants to show us those things that we've been asking and seeking Him for with regard to the coming year. Many find themselves waiting upon the Lord, having obeyed His instructions during the past months and seeing many things come to a completion. There's now a question before the Lord, "What's next?" "What will You be doing in the coming year?" "What is the new thing You'll be doing in my life?"

The Lord would say, "Things which eye has not seen and ear has not heard, and which have not entered the heart of man, all that God has prepared for those who love Him. For to us God revealed them through the Spirit.... which things we also speak...." (1 Cor.2:9,10 13)

God wishes to disclose to us what is to come! He is instructing us to press in during this Christmas season to bring clarity to that which He has already begun showing us in dreams and visions, through a word of prophecy, and in the still, small voice of Holy Spirit.

John 16:13-15 - "But when He, the Spirit of truth comes, He will guide you into all the truth, for He will not speak on His own initiative; but whatever He hears He will speak. And He will disclose to you what is to come. He shall glorify Me, for He shall take of Mine and shall disclose it to you. All things that the Father has are Mine....."

Then, we are to proclaim and declare those things which He shows us, before they come to pass. The Lord Himself shows us this pattern in Isaiah:

Isa.48:3-6 - "I declared the former things long ago, and they went forth from My mouth, and I proclaimed them. Suddenly I acted, and they came to pass. 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."

NUGGET OF GOLD: It is God's desire that each of us know what lies immediately ahead. He's called us to participate with Him in bringing our future to pass. Let us be intentional about seeking His face during this special season, knowing that He has gifts for us that He would have us "unwrap". These gifts include gifts of the Spirit, as well as understanding what the Lord has prepared for us in the days and year ahead.