Thursday, May 12, 2011

Breaking The Mind Barrier

The Lord revealed that one of the Keys to advancing in His Kingdom in this hour is to break the "mind barrier" in each area that we're believing Him for. He recently showed me a particular area that I've been struggling with for 15 years or more. I had prayed and fasted, made declarations of faith, spoken the Word, and battled demons, but nothing seemed to move me forward in that which I was seeking. Suddenly, there was grace for break-through. It was a sovereign move of God. Only in hindsight has He shown me that He enabled me to break through the "mind barrier" in this area.

The sound barrier, which was broken during World War 2 in the 1940s, was recognized as an impediment to further acceleration. The Lord showed me that my mindset in this particular area was also an impediment to further progress. It was only after the breaking of this barrier in my mind that progress was made and results were seen.

We are in a time of acceleration. The Lord is actively removing those impediments in our minds that have kept us "stuck" in place. Our part is to believe, and to turn to the Lord of Breakthrough for His breaker anointing in every area of our lives. Only then can we move beyond the limitations of this sphere and enter the heavenly arena where miracles, signs, and wonders exist.

Micah 2:13 - "The breaker goes up before them. They break out, pass through the gate, and go out by it. So their king goes on before them, and the Lord at their head."

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Convergence of God's Decrees

The Lord quickened to my spirit that we are in a time of "Convergence", in which many of the decrees that He's made over our lives are coming together and meeting. He spoke that nothing happens except by decree, both in the Kingdom of God and in the kingdom of darkness.

Job 23:14 - "For He performs what is appointed for me, and many such decrees are with Him."

Psalm 94:20-23 - "Can a throne of destruction be allied with Thee, one which devises trouble and misfortune by decree? They band themselves together against the soul of the righteous and condemn the innocent to death.... He will silence them in their evil."

A decree is an order or command having the force of law. Those words/promises that God has spoken to us, some as many as 20 years ago, were actually decrees that were issued concerning our lives and ministries. Once spoken forth by God, the Righteous Judge, from His heavenly court, these words have had the force of law in our lives. They have activated the ministry of angels on our behalf and the full attention of Holy Spirit as He works all things together for the accomplishment of God's will.

Jeremiah 1:12 - "I am watching over My word to perform it."

Let the Lord quicken those words that He has spoken forth as promises in our lives, knowing that they were actually decrees made that will come to pass. Know that you will see many of these promises come to pass simultaneously in this hour!

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Course Correction

I heard the Lord say that He is making course corrections in people's lives right now. This is a window of time in which the God of Mercy is visiting His people to lead them into the path that He has ordained. Many have either gotten out of correct timing, or we've veered off of our destined path. Even one degree will take us to the wrong destination. These course corrections are vital to our future.

In scripture, we see Saul, soon to be the Apostle Paul, on the road to Damascus to persecute Christians. Jesus suddenly appeared to him, correcting his course and calling him to his Kingdom destiny.

Not long ago, I had a vision in which I was in an open box car with two other people. We were traveling on a train track through beautiful mountains in a foreign country. As we were admiring the scenery, I suddenly realized that we were no longer on the track; it had disappeared. However, the car seemed to maintain stability, and so I relaxed. Soon, though, I sensed that we had picked up speed. Looking ahead, I saw that we were heading straight for a cliff and were powerless to prevent the car from going over the edge. As we were falling to our death, I cried out to the Lord to save us!

The Lord revealed that we had passed from the perfect will of God into the permissible will of God. The permissible will of God led to destruction.

Proverbs 14:12 - "There is a way which seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death."

Chuck Pierce recently reported the following word of the Lord: "This is a reprieve and a ceasing that I am decreeing from heaven..... Ask for a time of ceasing until people can reorder the way that they operate and My kingdom plan will go forth."

This is a time like no other in which we must hear the voice of the Lord and obey His instructions.

Isaiah 30:21 - "And your ears will hear a word behind you, 'This is the way, walk in it', whenever you turn to the right or to the left."

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


It's time to pray for the rain of the Spirit on all the spiritual seed that has been sown! This is the time of the spring rain, and the Lord instructs us to pray to the Lord of the Harvest for His showers.

Zech.10:1 - Ask rain from the Lord at the time of the spring rain - the Lord who makes the storm clouds; and He will give them showers of rain, vegetation in the field to each man."

The Lord quickened to me that as we pray to Him for the rain, He WILL GIVE THE RAIN for the seed which we have sown, and it will be "rich and plenteous"!

Isa. 30:23 - "Then He will give you rain for the seed which you will sow in the ground, and bread from the yield of the ground, and it will be rich and plenteous. On that day your liestock will graze in a roomy pasture."

The Lord revealed that He was not only bringing a quick harvest from seed sown in January and February of this year, but He is also bringing to fruition many things that have been sown in years past, and which have not yet come to harvest.

This is the time....... This is the season to reap a bountiful harvest. So pray to the Lord of the Harvest! This is an appointed time for harvest. Ask the Lord to send rain to your field and watch as He quickly answers this prayer in ways you can't even imagine.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

You Will Know Them By Their Fruit

It is time for the gift of discernment to operate in our lives like never before. Scripture prophesies that in the last days, many will go forth displaying miracles, signs, and wonders. There will be both the false and the true. How will we know the difference? Even now, how can we differentiate between those who speak as though from God, but who really have a different spirit? Matthew 7 tells us that we will know them by their fruit!

Matt.7:20-23 - "So then, you will know them by their fruits. Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven; but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven. Many will say to Me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?' And then I will declare to them, 'I NEVER KNEW YOU! Depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness.'"

We are told in 1 Cor.8:3 that "if anyone loves God, he is known by Him." Thus, we see that a person who truly loves God is also known by Him. We love God if we do the things He has commanded us to do. Thus, the person who goes his or her own way, even while seeming to operate mightily in the gifts of the Spirit, is not really of God, but is operating in a different spirit. Do we see evidence of love, joy, peace, patience, and kindness? Do we feel a knitting together of our hearts with them when in their presence?

Many have become confused because of apparent "evidence" that someone is being used by God. However, there is no sure inner witness that we are joined together in unity. The Lord would say to you today, trust the witness of the Holy Spirit who dwells within you. Look not at outward signs, but look to the inner man. Test the spirit, and know them by their fruit! "A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, nor can a bad tree produce good fruit." (Matt.7:18)

Monday, February 14, 2011

What God Is Saying About Women

Many people have prophesied that this is a great year for women to come forth into their destinies and to take their God-ordained places in the Body of Christ. I believe that as women come into proper alignment, the men will come into their full destiny. This is because, in the beginning, "God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them." (Gen.1:27) Thus, men and women are two halves of a whole; both must be in alignment in order to be one. Here, we're not speaking only of a marriage bond, but of the most fundamental relationship between men and women in God's creation.

Scripture is full of examples of women who affected the destinies of the men they were connected to - either for good or for evil:
Eve....... Adam
Sarah....... Abraham (Sarah gave Abraham to her maid, Hagar, resulting in Ishmael. Finally, she believed God and received the ability to conceive Isaac (the son of promise) in her old age.
Rahab ...... Ancestor of Jesus; Believed God and hid the spies
Ruth ....... Ancestor of Jesus; Had to obey God to be in the field for Boaz
Abagail..... Kept King David from sin; became his wife
Esther ..... Became Queen and saved her people
Deborah .... Sat in the gate and heard the command of God to send for Barak
Hannah ..... Dedicated the prophet Samuel to the Lord
Mary ....... Believed God and became the mother of Jesus

I believe the Lord is calling women according to Isaiah 54, "Like a wife forsaken and grieved in spirit." He is beautifying each precious bondservant, laying a foundation of sapphires and confirming His covenant of peace. Where things in these lives have been barren and desolate, the Lord is now bringing forth much fruit. Ministries that have been dormant will now produce many children. There will be no more shame or reproach, for the Lord has come as Redeemer!

"So arise and shout for joy, O barren one, you who have borne no child. Break forth into joyful shouting and cry aloud, you who have not travailed. For the sons of the desolate one will be more numerous than the sons of the married woman", says the Lord! (Isa.54:1)

Friday, February 11, 2011

Let Your Light Shine

I heard the Lord say, "Light will shine on all of your ways!" I knew this was a scripture, and I found it in the Book of Job.

Job 22:27,28 - "You will pray to Him, and He will hear you.... You will also decree a thing, and it will be established for you; and light will shine on your ways."

No longer are we to walk in darkness, confusion, or heaviness. Many in the body of Christ have withdrawn and some have lost hope. The light of the calling and destiny the Lord revealed many years ago is about to be extinguished. The Lord would say to you, "AWAKE SLEEPER, AND ARISE FROM THE DEAD, AND I WILL SHINE ON YOU!" (Eph.5:14)

The Lord has come in power to gloriously re-ignite the vision, the hope, and the calling of His people. It is His light that will enlighten (furnish knowledge; instruct; give spiritual insight to) each one, according to John 1:9. It is His light that will draw both people and provision to us (Isa.60:1-5). Our part is to ARISE AND AWAKEN and let people SEE the good works the Lord has given us to accomplish. Come out of hiding. Do what the Lord has called you to do! Take the next step. Share the vision, that those who see it may run with it (Habakkuk 2:1-3).

Matthew 5:14-16 - "You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do men light a lamp, and put it under the peck measure, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven."

Monday, February 7, 2011

Change: Water Into Wine

Much has been said about the changes that are coming, and that are now upon us. Most people are looking for, and already experiencing, outward changes in personal circumstances, as well as the world around us. But the Lord began to speak to me about the most fundamental change that He is effecting in order to bring about His Kingdom rule in the earth.

One of the chief activities of the Holy Spirit right now is changing the "water of the word" that is stored in us into the "new wine" of the Spirit (John 2). Those in the body of Christ who are soft and flexible (pliant and yielding; characterized by a ready capability to adapt to new, different, or changing requirements) can be readily identified as the new wineskins the Lord has prepared. Just as grapes must endure the fermentation process in order to be changed to wine, so, too, are God's new wineskins undergoing this inward state of agitation and intense activity as the conversion into the "wine of the Spirit" is taking place.

The Lord will begin to draw out His new wine in this season, resulting in an open manifestation of His glory, with miracles, signs, and wonders. As we speak forth His Word, He will "bear witness to the word of His grace, granting that signs and wonders be done by our hands" (Acts 14:3).

John 2:6-11 - "Now there were six stone waterpots set there for the Jewish custom of purification, containing twenty or thirty gallons each. Jesus said to them, 'Fill the waterpots with water'...... 'Draw some out now'.... And when the headwaiter tasted the water, which had become wine..... he said, 'You have kept the good wine until now.' This beginning of His signs Jesus did in Cana of Galilee, and manifested His glory."

Matt.9:17 - "Nor do men put new wine into old wineskins; otherwise the wineskins burst, and the wine pours out, and the wineskins are ruined. But they put new wine into fresh wineskins, and both are preserved."

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Watch What You Sow

We're living in the days of Amos 9:11-15, in which that which we sow will be quickly reaped. No longer will there be a delay of months and years before we witness a manifestation. The Lord is both restoring that which has been lost to us, resulting in a great harvest of blessings, provision, restored relationships, etc., as well as accelerating the cycle of harvest in this day.

Amos 9:13 - "Behold days are coming," declares the Lord, "When the plowman will overtake the reaper, and the treader of grapes him who sows seed...."

The Lord had impressed on me to watch the new opportunities for giving that He brought before us in the first fruits month of January. As we obeyed Him in the plowing and the sowing of our seed (finances, time, intercession, commitments), He was setting the course for our future. So look carefully at the past 31 days. Allow the Holy Spirit to reveal the new thing that He's doing in your life and ministry. Look for a quick harvest of those things that you've already put your time and financial resources to. Be especially mindful of the new relationships, alliances, and open doors that He's bringing into your life at this time.

We're living in a day like no other!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

The Third Part

The Lord awakened me at 4:40 a.m., and I knew the number "44" was significant. He then began to speak to me from 2 Kings 4:44.

2 Kings 4:42-44 - "Now a man came from Baal-Shalishah, and brought the man of God bread of the first fruits, twenty loaves of barley and fresh ears of grain in his sack. And he said, 'Give them to the people that they may eat.'"
"And his attendant said, 'What, shall I set this before a hundred men?' But he said, 'Give them to the people that they may eat, for thus says the Lord, "They shall eat and have some left over."'"
"So he set it before them, and they ate, and had some left over, according to the word of the Lord."

The Lord quickened me to look up the meaning of "Baal-Shalishah". "Shalishah" means "third part". The Lord spoke:

Zech.13:9 - "And I (have brought) the third part through the fire, refined them as silver is refined, and tested them as gold is tested. They will call on My name, and I will answer them; I will say, 'They are My people.' And they will say, 'The Lord is my God.'"

For the past number of years, the Word of the Lord has been testing His body. Each time we have received a revelation, it has been tested and proven in our lives. We've been through the refining fires of the Holy Spirit so that the Word of the Lord is now a "pure" word in our mouths, proceeding from a pure heart.

All prophetic voices agree that we have come to the time of miracles, signs and wonders. These signs will be released as a confirmation of His word spoken under the unction of the Holy Spirit. After Elijah raised the widow's son from the dead, she said, "Now I know that you are a man of God, and that the word of the Lord in your mouth is truth!" (1 Kings17:24).

We will know the people of "the third part" by the signs that follow. One of the key ways in which the Lord will be moving is in the area of multiplication of resources. That which is dedicated to the Lord (as in first fruits) will multiply, resulting in ample provision for those that we're ministering to. There will also be an overflow, so that our own needs will be amply met. Let us be alert to the new thing the Lord is doing in this season! Let us walk by faith and not by sight, expecting the supernatural in our midst. Let our words not be "in persuasive words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power"! (1 Cor.2:4)

Friday, January 21, 2011

Let Deborah and Barak Arise!

Most prophetic voices agree that the Lord, the Captain of the Host, is calling His people to the battle lines as never before. The enemy is amassing an army, and the body of Christ is now being required to go on the offensive. We are to receive His strategy and march according to His command.

The Lord gave me a vision in which three battle-worn commanders of the Lord's army, one woman and two men, were consulting with one another about a course of action. They had been in the process of setting a group of prisoners free (mostly women), then arming and training them for the upcoming battle. These three knew the enemy was coming, and were expecting an onslaught. However, it was reported that the enemy didn't have horses, and this was slowing them down. Where previously the commanders had been waiting for an attack, they now decided to go on the offensive. Instead of fighting in ankle-deep mud in the current location, people could position themselves on flat, solid rock for better footing. The commanders went about arming the people and training them for hand-to-hand combat.

We are in a time of arming and preparation. The war has been raging, and there have already been casualties. The Lord is now calling His Deborahs and Baraks to unite in battle, leading His people to sure victory. These are the men and women who have fought and overcome many battles with the enemy. They are established in their faith and have gained credibility in their places of service, just as Deborah was an established prophetess and judge. The Lord revealed both His will and strategy to this noble woman, who then summoned Barak.

Judges 4:6 - "Now she sent and summoned Barak... and said to him, 'Behold, the Lord, the God of Israel, has commanded, "Go and march to Mount Tabor, and take with you ten thousand men...."'"

Note that Barak didn't initiate this course of action, nor did he decide to "include" Deborah in the campaign. Instead, He realized that he couldn't proceed without her at his side.

Judges 4:8 - "Then Barak said to her, 'If you will go with me, then I will go; but if you will not go with me, I will not go.'"

Deborah had the anointing required for battle. She had been given the strategy for victory. Both were God's chosen instruments to lead the army of God at His command. So, too, is it in this day. As many have prophesied, men and women will be going forth as one in battle. One cannot go forth without the other. Watch for many supernatural "joinings" as the Lord continues to muster and prepare His troops for the battles ahead.

Monday, January 17, 2011

It's Time For The Horses

I believe the Spirit of God spoke that He has now released the horses for those in the bridal company who have prepared themselves. Jesus has come as Captain of the Hosts of the Lord, and He is calling forth His army. No longer are we to be on the defensive against the enemy, but He is now leading a mighty throng against injustice in the land.

A horse is indicative of great strength, swiftness, and authority in the Spirit, and the Lord is calling forth those people and ministries that He has birthed and equipped for this hour. The focus will not be on individuals, but only on the Captain of the Host. Heavenly portals have been opened throughout the land for the "King of Glory.... The Lord strong and mighty.... The Lord mighty in battle." (Psalm 24:8) Those who have prepared themselves will be following Him on these spiritual horses, as a foreshadowing of the Bride at the time of the end.

Rev.19:11-15 - "And I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse, and He who sat upon it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and wages war..... And the armies which are in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, were following Him on white horses."

Many have prophesied of a time of acceleration in this new year, accompanied by great manifestations of His glory, with miracles, signs, and wonders. Those who are now being given a horse have "run with the footmen in a land of peace" (Jeremiah 12:5), and are now qualified to "run with horses".

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Signs In Nature

I had a dream in which I was in a lovely forest with a small number of people. Suddenly, we noticed that a large herd of animals had gathered in an opening close by, and that there were many monkeys in trees surrounding us. A large number of these monkeys were hanging from the trees, and several of them were riding the backs of lions. These and other animals began increasing in number and activity, and we knew that we had to run to our nearby house for safety.

As I pondered this, as well as another recent dream in which I was surrounded by sharks in a large body of water, I heard the Lord say the word "amass". The meaning of this word is to "gather or assemble into a large number". The Lord went on to reveal that the enemy is now gathering his people in a way that we haven't seen before. Satan is beginning to reveal his strategy, as evidenced by the recent deaths of birds, who dwell in the second heaven (which is Satan's throne), as well as fish in the waters below the earth.

We know that the Lord is our refuge and sure place of safety. In recent months (and even years), He has been drawing His people out of the world and the world system. He is also gathering His people together in the places that He desires, and we are being assembled together with those who have the same heart, mind, and purpose in His Spirit. This will increasingly be the only true place of safety in the days ahead. It will also be a time of the church's greatest triumph!

Jude 1:10 - "But these men revile the things which they do not understand; and the things which they know by instinct, like unreasoning animals, by these things they are destroyed."

Psalm 2:1-12 - "Why are the nations in an uproar, and the peoples devising a vain thing? The kings of the earth take their stand, and the rulers take counsel together against the Lord and against His Anointed..... He who sits in the heavens laughs. The Lord scoffs at them.... Now therefore, O kings, show discernment; take warning O judges of the earth.... Do homage to the Son, lest He become angry, and you perish in the way. For His wrath may soon be kindled. How blessed are all who take refuge in Him!"

"monkey" - deceit; dishonesty; using flattery to gain an advantage; foolishness
"lion" - intimidation
"shark" - judgmental spirit; people you know attack unexpctedly; formidable enemy who is jealously working against you

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Called, Appointed, Anointed

The Lord has called and appointed His witnesses to proclaim the living Word in this hour. This company is now going forth with great power and authority, having been prepared and designated by God as His chosen vessels.

Mark 3:13-15 - "And He went up to the mountain and summoned those whom He Himself wanted, and they came to Him. And He appointed twelve, that they might be with Him, and that He might send them out to preach and to have authority to cast our the demons."

I heard the Lord say that He has given "golden pipes", or vocal cords, to those He has appointed (named officially) to carry His message. These people will have the "golden oil" that will be continually poured out from His throne room. They are the anointed ones who "are standing by the Lord of the whole earth" (Zech.4:14). This company has complete access to heavenly strategies and the hidden wisdom that is being released in this season. These sons of fresh oil are a foreshadowing of the two witnesses spoken of in Revelation 11. Great power and authority have been given to them.

Zech. 4:12;14 - "What are the two olive branches which are beside the two golden pipes, which empty the golden oil from themselves? These are the two anointed ones, who are standing by the Lord of the whole earth."

Rev.11:3-6 - "And I will grant authority to My two witnesses, and they will prophesy..... These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands that stand before the Lord of the earth. And if anyone desires to harm them, fire proceeds out of their mouth and devours their enemies.... These have the power to shut up the sky, in order that rain may not fall during the days of their prophesying, and they have power over the waters to turn them into blood, and to smite the earth with every plague, as often as they desire."

The number two is signifiant, as the Lord is not sending this company out singly, but by two or more. The number "two" signifies the following: testimony; witness; blessing; judgment; revelation; harmony; the living Word; incarnation (giving bodily form or substance to).

NUGGET OF GOLD: The Lord Himself has called, appointed, and anointed a remnant to go forth with His living Word in this hour of earth's history. Great is the call on their lives. Those counted among this number have already laid down their lives. They have come out of the world system in every way that the Lord has required of them. The testimony of Jesus is in their mouth, and they "love not their life even to death" (Rev.12:11). We'll recognize them by their fruit, and by the signs and wonders that follow them.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Prayer For the New Year

The Father of Glory has many things planned for His sons and daughters in this new year (and new age). Much has been prophesied and we are eagerly awaiting the fulfillment of His promises. The prayer that Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Glory, impressed on my heart this morning is Ephesians 1:17-19:

"That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the true knowledge of Him. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe..."

It's not enough to pray for wisdom and revelation. I believe God is saying to pray specifically for a revelation of His glory and power, which are already deposited within each believer, and which provide for us "everything pertaining to life and godliness" (2 Peter 1:3). The key is to walk in the true knowledge of this inheritance.

On December 21st, I heard the Lord say the word, "Attributes". I knew that He was referring to those qualities listed in 2 Pet.1:4-8. We can become partakers of His glory and power to the degree that we're walking in these divine attributes.

NUGGET OF GOLD: Let us test ourselves to see if we can be found walking in His divine nature. Then, make it the cry of your heart to know, understand, see, and experience more of His glory and power in this new year! Both are already in us, and it is the desire of the Father to manifest both His glory and His power through us.

May this be our best year ever!

Monday, January 3, 2011

The Instructors Will Shine Brightly

We have entered a time when those with the true Word of the Lord will "shine brightly like the brightness of the expanse of heaven" (Dan.12:3). The people who truly know God will stand out among all those professing to be Christians. There will be a clear distinction between those who the Lord has filled with His message and those who have not stood in the council of the Lord.

These are the days prophesied by Amos when people are beginning to "go to and fro to seek the word of the Lord...."

Amos 8:11,12 - "'Behold, days are coming,' declares the Lord God, 'When I will send a famine on the land. Not a famine for bread or a thirst for water, but rather for hearing the words of the Lord. And people will stagger from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east; they will go to and fro to seek the word of the Lord, but they will not find it.'"

The Lord is highlighting His true messengers.... His true instructors. These are the believers who have a history with God of "not living by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of the Lord" (Deut.8:3). Only this company will have words of life. In the midst of darkness that will increasingly cover the land, these "instructors" will stand out as the the only light. Signs and wonders will be done by their hands.

Daniel 11:32,33 - "But the people who know their God will display strength and take action. And those who have insight among the people will give understanding to the many..."

I believe the Lord indicated that Isaiah 8:11-22 best describes the period of time we've now entered:

- We are not to fear what is coming upon the world, but we are to fear God!
- Our only place of safety and refuge is in walking and speaking according to the Word of the Lord!