Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Martinsville On The Move's Float

      Last Saturday was Our Hometown Christmas at Linn Park sponsored by Martinville On The Move with the Light Parade sponsored by the Firemen's Auxiliary.
     We are a little short on volunteers in our organization right now but we decided to go ahead and do the float to enter in the Light Parade in support of the Firemen's Auxiliary.  It is always fun to do once we get started but seems a little overwhelming before we begin.
     We think this year may have been our best!  One of the reasons why we could make it so beautiful was the use of the Littlejohn Grain service truck.  It has a generator that will support 10,000 watts!  That's a lot of Christmas lights so we didn't have to worry about overloading it and therefore added as many lights as we wanted.  Littlejohns also allowed us to use the heated mechanic shop to construct the float which helped tremedously since it was a very cold day.  Otherwise we would probably have quit before perfection.😀
     They also provided the trailer on which to build it, so I guess they should get significant credit for our success!

      Since the trailer had a metal ramp at the back (the rest of the floor was wood) Country Guy brought in a gate to lay across the slope of the ramp and we added a lighted angel to finish off the look.

 

Friday, December 7, 2018

Psalm 32 - The Passion Translation

   The Passion Translation of Psalm 32 is so meaningful to me!  I have been teaching a class on Integrated Healing this past semester.  One of the important premises of the class is built on recognizing, repenting and confessing sins so that we can receive (appropriate) the forgiveness and healing provided by Jesus on the Cross.  This Psalm affirms and confirms that this has been the way to deal with sin from the beginning.  The blood of animals was the substitute and forerunner of the ultimate sacrifice paid by Jesus.  Because so many of us have not recognized our sin and confessed it as such, we haven't appropriated the blood of Jesus to our lives to remove the sin and therefore are carrying the consequences in our bodies, often in the form of physical illness.  David gives us an example of how to deal with this as he relates his experience to us in Psalm 32.

Psalm 32 - Forgiven

 How happy and fulfilled are those
    whose rebellion has been forgiven,
    those whose sins are covered by blood.
How blessed and relieved are those
    who have confessed their corruption to God!
    For he wipes their slates clean
    and removes hypocrisy from their hearts.
Before I confessed my sins, I kept it all inside;
    my dishonesty devastated my inner life,
    causing my life to be filled with frustration,
    irrepressible anguish, and misery.
The pain never let up, for your hand of conviction
    was heavy on my heart.
    My strength was sapped, my inner life dried up
    like a spiritual drought within my soul.
Pause in his presence
Then I finally admitted to you all my sins,
    refusing to hide them any longer.
    I said, “My life-giving God,
    I will openly acknowledge my evil actions.”
    And you forgave me!
    All at once the guilt of my sin washed away
    and all my pain disappeared!
Pause in his presence
This is what I’ve learned through it all:
    All believers should confess their sins to God;
    do it every time God has uncovered you
    in the time of exposing.
    For if you do this, when sudden storms of life overwhelm,
    you’ll be kept safe.
Lord, you are my secret hiding place,
    protecting me from these troubles,
    surrounding me with songs of gladness!
    Your joyous shouts of rescue release my breakthrough.
Pause in his presence
8–9 I hear the Lord saying, “I will stay close to you,
    instructing and guiding you along the pathway for your life.
    I will advise you along the way
    and lead you forth with my eyes as your guide.
    So don’t make it difficult; don’t be stubborn
    when I take you where you’ve not been before.
    Don’t make me tug you and pull you along.
    Just come with me!”
10 So my conclusion is this:
    Many are the sorrows and frustrations
    of those who don’t come clean with God.
    But when you trust in the Lord for forgiveness,
    his wrap-around love will surround you.
11 So celebrate the goodness of God!
    He shows this kindness to everyone who is his.
    Go ahead—shout for joy,
    all you upright ones who want to please him!

Thursday, November 29, 2018

The Pileated Woodpecker

My friend, Bernie, was having eye surgery yesterday so I asked her to come to my house last week to pray together about it. While she was here she commented on the canvas prints I had hanging in the stairwell and said how much she liked the one she had made a couple of years ago of a pileated woodpecker which now hangs in her cabin.  She said it is one of her favorite birds and commented she hadn't seen one at the cabin for a long time.  I told her I had only seen one in our woods 6 or 7 years ago and none since.

When talking with her Tuesday she asked if I would pray for her around 10:30 on Wednesday since that was when the surgery was to begin.

So yesterday morning around 9:30  (Wed.)  I looked out the window and right before my eyes  was a pileated woodpecker in a nearby tree.  I couldn't believe it!  I took a photo and sent it to Bernie with the caption, "Look who the Lord sent to remind me to pray for you this morning!"
Isn't that amazing?  He listens to our every conversation and sends us gifts and surprises to tell us how much He cares!  I am in awe!

Bernie's surgery went well.  She reported no pain yesterday afternoon.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Psalm 62

    Don't you love the Passion Translation?  If you aren't familiar with it you can read it online at biblegateway.com.  This morning I was needing a little encouragement so opened my Passion Translation Bible to the Psalms.  It basically fell open to Psalm 62 which was exactly what I needed to hear.  Here it is to encourage you, also:

Psalm 62 The Passion Translation (TPT)

I stand silently to listen for the one I love,
    waiting as long as it takes for the Lord to rescue me.
    For God alone has become my Savior.
He alone is my safe place;
    his wrap-around presence always protects me.
    For he is my champion defender;
    there’s no risk of failure with God.
    So why would I let worry paralyze me,
    even when troubles multiply around me?
But look at these who want me dead,
    shouting their vicious threats at me!
    The moment they discover my weakness
    they all begin plotting to take me down.
Liars, hypocrites, with nothing good to say.
    All of their energies are spent
    on moving me from this exalted place.
Pause in his presence
I am standing in absolute stillness, silent before the one I love,
    waiting as long as it takes for him to rescue me.
    Only God is my Savior, and he will not fail me.
For he alone is my safe place.
    His wrap-around presence always protects me
    as my champion defender.
    There’s no risk of failure with God!
    So why would I let worry paralyze me,
    even when troubles multiply around me?
God’s glory is all around me!
    His wrap-around presence is all I need,
    for the Lord is my Savior, my hero, and my life-giving strength.
Join me, everyone! Trust only in God every moment!
    Tell him all your troubles and pour out your heart-longings to him.
    Believe me when I tell you—he will help you!
Pause in his presence
Before God all the people of the earth, high or low,
    are like smoke that disappears,
    like a vapor that quickly vanishes away.
    Compared to God they’re nothing but vanity, nothing at all!
10 The wealth of the world is nothing to God.
    So if your wealth increases, don’t be boastful or
    put your trust in your money.
    And don’t you think for a moment that
    you can get away with stealing by overcharging others
    just to get more for yourself !
11 God said to me once and for all,
    “All the strength and power you need flows from me!”
    And again I heard it clearly said,
12 “All the love you need is found in me!”
    And it’s true that you repay people for what they do.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Commenting On My Blog

Have you ever tried commenting on my blog and were not able to?  Several people have told me it has happened to them.  Well, I tried commenting to "Anonymous" who left a comment on the Nov. 18 post and the site took me through 10 Captcha sessions to determine if I was a robot.  I never was able to prove it to them to their satisfaction so therefore they rejected my comment.  I have heard Google is censoring content to comply more with their worldview.  I hope that isn't true, but it sure seems it might be when I can't even comment when it's my own blog!!

What I was going to say to "Anonymous" is "Yes, it is time for us to do what Jesus told us to do!  He said to heal the sick, cast out demons, set the captives free.  What are we waiting for?"

So if Anonymous is still reading my blog, please know I appreciated your taking the time to leave a comment.

"The Greatest Thanksgiving Ever: Death is Swallowed Up in Victory" Johnny Enlow,

I say "AMEN" to this encouraging word from Johnny Enlow!  The thought passed through my mind last night that this could be the best Thanksgiving ever even though we are going through a trying time in our family.  I love to remind myself that God is on His throne and nothing is too difficult for Him!  What joy fills my heart when I remember!



November 22, will usher in perhaps the greatest Thanksgiving Day ever for our nation. Because we are in a season of war, it is at times difficult to give a word that simultaneously acknowledges the casualties of this war while yet pointing out the victories we are stepping into.
By nature of living in California, I am unavoidably aware of the tragic loss of life brought on by the recent shooting and subsequent, unprecedented California fires. May the comfort and grace of the Holy Spirit surround each and every one of the affected, like a garment of glory. 
I declare over you that beauty will come from ashes. I am counter-intuitively decreeing your greatest Thanksgiving Day ever, with payback and rewards in ways you couldn't have imagined. Where darkness abounds an even greater grace will be released. We weep with you and yet declare a future of much unexpected rejoicing.
This Present War
"It is a time for courage, a time for resolve, a time for faith and a day to choose crazy hope and joy."
We are unmistakably at war in ways most of us can't even presently imagine. The nation is at war and as part of it, California is on the front lines of that war. Behind the curtain of what is visibly puppeteered to us via the news media, there is a battle of the ages raging between established deep darkness and the sons and daughters of light. Most intercessors are aware of this, and I think perhaps more passionate and informed intercession is rising to Heaven at this time than at any time in our history. This is a proof that we are at war. The good news is that darkness can not triumph over light, and so we are witnessing one of the great stories of the ages. In the midst of our confusion and momentary bewilderment, a great victory has already been decreed for us. This great war is designed to produce great victories.
Deeper Darkness Than We Imagined
What is being exposed and then being defeated is a deeper darkness than we imagined. We are in the midst of a parted, Red Sea moment. We can clearly see Pharaoh's chariots, horses and men, and it is a bit unnerving. Syndicated wheels of darkness look like they are going to run us over. However, instead of being run over, God is going to remove those chariot wheels of oppression just like He did in Exodus 14. He is then going to release the full justice-weight of His Red Sea on those entrenched in the mud. For instance, what California has been going through has not been caused by global warming or happenstance disasters. It is sinister, directed and intentional, and there are both demonic forces and human elements involved.
Resist the urge to want to curse and bash California and realize that it is on the front lines for kingdoms clashing. Darkness has embedded itself deeper in California. Know that as it gets exposed and cleared up here, it will have national and worldwide repercussions. The embedded evil at the top of all the 7 mountains (media, family, economy, government, education, arts, religion) has been worse than we thought. Our political system has been almost entirely compromised and that is both on the Republican side as well as the Democrat.
Our governing agencies for food and medicine have not only been compromised, but intentionally injected with death. This will be forthcoming once the Goliath of compromised, lying media is beheaded. Yes, it has been "fake news," but we will soon enter a new day for the mountain of media where "Davids" will rule. Israel shook for 40 days under the siege of Goliath because they had no anointed representative on their "mountain of media." David came and challenged Goliath's narrative, established a new narrative, and then beheaded the big, lying mouth—setting God's people free to shout and defeat their oppressors. When we see Goliath beheaded we better never let the mountain of media be so completely taken again.
But a Great Thanksgiving!
Now the better news. I have been very encouraged by God through a series of dreams in the last few days. I won't go into them now, as I am still not clear if they speak naturally or spiritually or even both. Whichever one, it is good. I am hearing that He is granting us the greatest Thanksgiving Day ever as a nation, and there are specific promises and truths from John, Mark and Hebrews 11:22 that He is highlighting for us at this time. He knows it has been a season of war—with loss, with disorientation, with questions of "Where is God?" 
It has been a season to be challenged and therefore grow in faith. Engage that faith now and see a great reward for it.
11/22 Words For Now: Resurrection Faith
John 11:22"But even now I know that whatever you ask of God, God will give you."
Mark 11:22"So Jesus answered and said to them, 'Have faith in God.'"
Hebrews 11:22"By faith Joseph, when he was dying, made mention of the departure of the children of Israel, and gave instruction concerning his bones." (Photo via DeviantArt)
The common theme for these three passages is FAITH. In John 11, the context is the death of Lazarus, and it is Martha telling Jesus that she knows God will listen to Him, though she doesn't really believe Lazarus can rise from the dead. Jesus needed to be there BEFORE the death in her mind. Jesus had already given His view on Lazarus in John 11:11 where He said, "Our friend Lazarus sleeps..."
There are matters and promises that seem dead, and God is about to showcase resurrection power. Something of this ignites November 22.
In Mark 11:22, this is the passage where Jesus, right after the scribes and Pharisees discuss how to destroy Him (because He had drained the temples' "swamp"), talks about mountain-moving faith being activated as we doubt not in our heart. Mark 11:24 is even clearer. "...whatever you pray and ask for, believe that you have received them, and you shall have them." This well-known promise on the rewards of faith was given at a time of conflict and clash. He is speaking that to us again today.
"...we will soon enter a new day for the mountain of media where "Davids" will rule."
The context of Hebrews 11:22 is of course the faith chapter of the Bible. Verse 22 is yet another verse on death being swallowed up in victory as in the Lazarus story. It is remarkable in that hundreds of years before Israel actually experiences the exit out of Egypt of Exodus 14, Joseph is seeing it and prophesying it. 
Again, a message for us this 11/22 is that He is swallowing up death, and that it is time for our own Exodus 14 day as a nation.
55th Anniversary of JFK's Death
It would be remiss of me not to mention that this Thanksgiving Day is also the 55th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. This is a day remembered for profound national sadness as a young, visionary president who championed freedom and warned of socialism, was tragically taken out. That aspect of his message is ready to resurrect today, and it is no accident that President Donald Trump chooses JFK's desk as the desk of choice (he has 7 to choose from). JFK was the last president to attempt to take out elements of the deep syndicated evil, and their is a double grace for that to now take place. 5 is the number of grace and 55 is double grace. It is resurrection power.
Accelerate Wins the Breeders Cup Classic
The horse racing for this year never stops giving. I have given several prophetic words on key horse races starting with Promises Fulfilled being an 18-1 odds winner of the Fountain of Youth stakes early this year. Then Justify won the Triple Crown of racing, overcoming the favorite, Good Magic (who's name symbolizes "slight of hand, alternative power, deceit," or i.e. "fake news"), in muddy and foggy conditions. Justify was named by its owners from the book of Romans where it is mentioned several times (by His Blood, by grace, by faith—see Romans 3:24, 28 and 5:1 and 9).
Well, another horse has now made a name for himself since Justify retired to siring (undefeated). Accelerate is yet another chestnut/red horse who is being called a late bloomer. He only became significant in this 5th year of his life, and really only because of the last 5 wins before the year-end, final Breeders Cup Classic—which is an open race for horses of all ages to determine best of the year (note the double 5's with Accelerate). Accelerate won this last race here in November while wearing a number 14 and wearing green. Because of this win there is now a discussion of who was the horse of the year, Justify or Accelerate. I love that, as they are both significant.
Justify championed with the color red, which this year I have associated with the mountain of media, the Blood of Jesus and Trump winning what he needs to win to do what he is called to do. The "red tsunami" can not be limited to any one of these, though. It is all assured by the true, tsunami-red of the Blood of Jesus. That is what sets and pushes the winning agenda of the Kingdom.
I believe the "Accelerate" button gets pushed this Thanksgiving Day, and that the green color is about prospering. We prosper (Accelerate) because He paid the price by His Blood (Justify). We cross the Red Sea so we can enter the green, luscious Promised Land (Promises Fulfilled) that flows with milk and honey. The number 14 is yet another reference to the Exodus 14 day we are in where we are being delivered through the Red Sea/tsunami/waves. This rescue operation of God is intense. It is messy. It is at times disorientating, but stay encouraged and be assured it is not being stopped. (Photo via Unsplash)
Those in other nations who are also already seeing your land's "deep darkness" exposed: be encouraged, as His rising justice will be relentless in your nation as well. It is a time for courage, a time for resolve, a time for faith and a day to choose crazy hope and joy. God doesn't lose any fights (or races) He gets in, and He is in this fight for the nations. It is the just reward for His suffering, and He is going to enjoy putting the enemy in His place. We should too. Surprises are coming! (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)
Johnny Enlow
Johnny and Elizabeth

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Sunday, November 18, 2018

"4 Months of Accelerated Glory! It's Your Season to 'Go for It'!" Joe Joe Dawson,

From the Elijah List:


Recently, in a time of prayer, the Lord showed me an amazing prophetic vision about the next 4 months. The 4 months are the last 2 in 2018, and the first 2 in 2019. It's November, December, January and February. "Accelerated glory,"were the words I heard. I've never in my life seen so many people, who are believing for the Kingdom of God to be manifested on the earth, moving forward at one time.
This is Your Season to "Go For It!"
"Many of you have been building a foundation in 2018, but you are about to experience the glory at a greater level."
As I talk to different friends and ministries from all over America, every one of them is saying, "Joe, I don't fully know what is about to happen, but I've never been more excited. I've never had more things lining up for me. I've never had such an acceleration and an increase in my life, finances, health and in everything I am doing. It is like we are at the point where it is about to bust forward. It is about to break loose." So, I have been telling everybody in the ROAR Apostolic Network, "This is a season when you need to go for it! You need to throw your life into whatever God has called you to do."
Accelerated Glory
I heard the Lord say the words: "Accelerated glory." I'm talking about the true glory and the real glory. When the glory of God shows up, everything changes. Everything shifts. Transitions are made. Atheists are saved. People with infirmities are healed. Marriages are restored. It's not just that the Holy Spirit shows up; it's an accelerated glory where God comes down and the glory rests upon us.
When the glory of God comes, people cannot even minister. I know over the past few years, we've had a few services where we've had what I call, "a holy hush." I don't know what else to call it. We might have been 2, 3 or 4 hours in a service and then the glory showed up in such a way that nobody moved for 10 to 15 minutes. There was an accelerated glory. There have been times when I've been in my house by myself, working on a project or doing something, and all of a sudden, I can sense the glory of God. I will just sit down, get on my knees or lay flat on the floor. Then, the glory of God comes in. During these times I may get a vision, a revelation, or heavenly wisdom. I will feel the glory, the kabod, or the weight of God resting upon me.
My friends, over the next 4 months we are about to see this in our churches and in meetings. But the main place we will experience the accelerated glory is in our personal, private prayer time. You're gonna have moments where you feel the power, the weight, the glory of God just come in and rest upon you. During the next 4 months you're going to be able to tell people, "I spent time with God." It will not just be a regular, private prayer time. You'll be able to tell people, "I experienced the glory and the weight of God."
Sudden Solutions and Insights
As you encounter the accelerate glory, you will learn how to operate, steward and move in it. You'll be able to function with the weight of God on you. You're going to have accelerated glory in every aspect of your life. When you go to work, you can expect the glory of God to come in. Sudden solutions from Heaven will come. Sudden insights from God will be given to you. Sometimes we will have a vision, or a good thought, and we will think about it for a few weeks or months. Then we'll start working towards it. But when the accelerated glory comes, wisdom from the Lord is released and we are given prophetic insight into how to steward what God is showing us. (Photo via Pixabay)
Get ready! In November, December, January and February, you are going to enter into a Kairos season. The glory will hit you, and you will know automatically how to steward the weight and presence of God.
Shifting Atmospheres
In this season of accelerated glory, there will be times when you're at work and the glory of God is going to hit you. You're going to feel the heavy weight of the anointing. You'll have the glory of God upon you to lay hands and pray for that one co-worker, who you might not like or who may be battling cancer, and the accelerated power, presence and glory of God will hit them, and things will change. You are going to be able to shift atmospheres. You may be at a restaurant, a coffee shop, at a grocery store, a family reunion or a parent-teacher conference and be able to release the accelerated glory of God to shift things. I'm believing for people in our government to have a powerful encounter with the glory of God.
"This is a season when you need to go for it! You need to throw your life into whatever God has called you to do."
During these 4 months when the glory of God comes in, the people who do not walk closely with the Lord will not be able to speak or move, because the glory is upon them. When the glory shows up, only the true children of God will be able to speak under the weight of the glory. You're going to be in meetings and God is going to put you in elevated places to walk in His glory. You'll be able to carry the power of the glory of God.
Your Mantle is Coming Upon You
The Lord is saying right now, "You are about to have your mantle wrap around you like a winter coat. You're going to be able to walk in your mantle in the glory. You've had a prophetic word over your life but you've never been able to step into that." If you're outside and you're cold, as soon as you put on a coat you feel warmer almost immediately. Your mantle is coming upon you. Embrace your mantle, wear your mantle and walk in the glory of God. Over the next 4 months, my friends, you are going to see and feel your mantle wrap around you, and then you better be ready for the glory, the accelerated glory, of God to come upon you. You are going to be able to start walking in your calling, your purpose and your destiny.
There is Oil from Your Pressing
You are going to receive key insight, wisdom, knowledge, and understanding from the Lord. You're about to walk in a greater anointing than ever before. In your past seasons, you've been pressed. You've been through trials, tests and tribulations but the pressing of the enemy caused more of the anointing to come out of you.
Whenever oil is being formed in the natural, the olives are pressed to release the oil. The more that you are pressed, the more oil will come out of your life. You've got all this oil that has come out of you from the pressing. But now is your season. You are about to see the accelerated glory of God, and it will far surpass anything you could ever imagine. The weight of God's glory and power is about to come upon you. Everything in your past has been leading up to this moment.
2019—An Even Better Year
The next 4 months of accelerated glory are actually a foundation to carry you through the next 10 months of 2019. At the end of 2017, I was so excited for 2018. As I was really getting excited for 2018, the Lord even told me then, "2018 is going to be a really good year for My children, but when 2019 gets here, it's going to be even better." Many of you have been building a foundation in 2018, but you are about to experience the glory at a greater level. (Photo via Unsplash)
My friends, I hope this word encourages you. This is a season of accelerated glory. Your mantle is coming upon you, the anointing is going to be greater and the glory of God is about to be manifested! 2019 is going to be an exceptionally powerful year for the apostolic and prophetic movements, and the Kingdom of God is going to be manifested on the earth. (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)
Joe Joe Dawson
Joe Joe Dawson Ministries

Email: JoeJoeDawson@hotmail.com
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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

False Teachers

    Are you one of those who has searched out names of people on the Internet whom you had heard good things about and who seemed to be sincerely trying to do God's work only to be confronted with extremely negative, critical, condemning articles of them, calling them false prophets, etc.?  As I have been researching my classes for Integrated Healing I have been angered, and in some cases, furious, at the lies that are being told.  I am appalled by those who are condemning many of those from whom I have learned much and who have truly inspired me to do the things Jesus called us to do.  Do they even know what they are doing?
    I haven't figured out yet who put them in charge of telling us what is right and wrong, but I believe they have much to be concerned about in that they are leading others astray and keeping them from receiving much healing.  I can't imagine that pleases God.  They are frightening people away from some of the mose effective help they could receive.  I personally have learned much and received much healing in the past through Camps Farthest Out, Tommy Tyson, Glenn Clark, Agnes Sanford, Starr Daily, Frank Laubach and many other wonderful saints of old, and I am now being inspired to desire to be a much better person, and hopefully am helping others also, through the ministries of Mark Virkler, Bill Johnson, Randy Clark, the Kylstras, Peter Horrobin, Art Matthias and many others.  
      Some of my friends and I, have personally prayed for others using tools we learned from these great teachers to the effect of helping them be free of things they had been dealing with and searching for help with for years!  One was even so excited and grateful she asked me to post her story on my blog (here).  I believe it is up to each person to pray and ask for guidance and discernment about the people from whom they are learning.  I don't believe we are appointed to do that for others.  I believe God has given us a mind and his Spirit to determine right and wrong if we ask.  
      I also believe we have much responsibility in leading others astray:  In case you need a little scripture to corroborate what I'm attempting to say:
 Psalm 105:15 (The Passion Translation):  He said to them, “Don’t you dare lay a hand on my anointed ones, and don’t do a thing to hurt my prophets!”
Isaiah 5:21:  Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!
        Even though our family experienced so much love and influence towards good through our involvement with Camps Farthest Out, when one of our children, who went to a Christian High School, was assigned a paper on David Hunt's book, The Seduction of Christianity, it changed his attitude.  He was at an impressionable age, wanting to disagree with parents and admiring the teacher, so doubts were planted.  As I have always tried to point out to our children, look at the fruit.  I believe David Hunt's infuence has done much to thwart God's work in the world today.  I forgive him for his influence in my family because I don't believe he understands what he is doing but I would warn others to stay away.  Seek your own path.  Jesus loves you so much he won't let you be deceived.  Would you let your own children be deceived if they asked your advice.  How much better is God our Father than our natural fathers could ever be.                                                         
      If these people who are citicizing can actually say they are doing what Christ did, healing the sick, setting captives free, raising the dead, casting out demons, loving unconditionally and causing others to do the same, then by all means follow them, but if they are being controlled by a religious spirit that does nothing but criticize and tries to control their readers then I think those who have been listening to them might want to ask what He thinks of all this.

Friday, November 9, 2018

Discouragement is a tool of the enemy!

I was reading a prophetic word this morning when this line caught my attention:

"I never call you to quit by using discouragement! Discouragement is from the enemy, and it only confirms that I have a greater calling on you than you realize. 

I believe that is a true word from God!  If you are about to quit something you have begun--maybe it is something you thought God had called you to do but are feeling discouraged and are considering quitting--think about this.  God does not use discouragement as a sign to quit something.  Discouragement is a tactic of the devil.  God does not use the devil's tools to do His work. If he wants you to quit something he will show you or close the door.  Trust Him and continue what He has called you to do, knowing it is darkest just before the dawn, so your breakthrough is probably right around the corner.  Press through!

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

"What Happens When Prophets MISS an ELECTION PROPHECY?" Steve Shultz,

A word from Steve Schultz, publisher of the Elijah List, about missed prophetic words:

From Steve Shultz: I want to cut right to the heart of an important matter today. Last night the elections finally happened, and while it is good that the Senate was held (so that future judges can still be appointed by President Trump), it honestly was not the "RED TSUNAMI" that several prophets prophesied.

In order for us to have integrity, we must be willing to say "we got it wrong" or "we missed it" or "at least on the surface, what was prophesied does not appear to have happened at all."
Please, as readers of THE ELIJAH LIST, please do understand that when a respected prophet (as Charlie Shamp is) gets a word wrong, that DOES NOT MAKE HIM A FALSE PROPHET. A miss is a miss. That's all! And we must be honest about it.

False prophets lead people intentionally away from God. NONE of our prophets do that. NONE of them. But sometimes a prophet we publish will miss it on certain words. Most of these misses are small, even tiny. Several prophets had stated that God would turn the map red again during this election, and rather than being a blue wave, they said it was going to be a "RED TSUNAMI."

There is not any level where a "Red Tsunami" was apparent. Control of the House was lost. This is not an inconvenience to God! NOTHING is impossible for God. It's an inconvenience for President Trump but NOT FOR GOD!

Here, in just a few words, is my texting back and forth between Prophet Charlie Shamp and myself overnight and this morning. Charlie is in Kenya during this election time.

TEXT CONVERSATION BETWEEN CHARLIE SHAMP AND STEVE SHULTZ REGARDING THE "RED TSUNAMI" PROPHECY:
From Steve: Charlie, it's your wee hours of the morning in Kenya. We are at early returns right now and it's not much looking like a red wave or red tsunami. Wondered if you still felt it would be a red win?
From Charlie: Hey Steve, I am still very confident in what I was shown from the Lord and am saddened by what I see in the natural. After what has taken place with the word regarding Brazil coming to pass, it's hard to concede that something was not wrong with the results of this election. However, I also have to have integrity regarding the prophetic and recognize that what I was shown did not come to pass. Prophecy is not conspiracy as you well know, and I will not try to blame-shift publicly. I don't want to try and twist the word in anyway to buffer criticism, as I feel that God will justify it in the future and we will see something unexpected come out of this. I'm grateful for you and the Elijah List for standing with me as a young prophet over the years.
From Steve: Yes Charlie, this one is quite the mystery... It's disappointing of course, but perhaps you are correct that something will yet reveal itself. My question for you this morning is—Do you feel it would be OK for me to publish what you sent me overnight? I do feel we have to be intellectually honest that, at least as far as what the eye can see, it did not appear to be a red tsunami. If we are up front, most people will respect that.
From Charlie: Yes, I am fine with you releasing it. In fact, I believe it is important as this could also be a test to where we are headed in the prophetic. Can God trust us to have purity and integrity when it comes to the prophetic? To whom much is given, much is required. We celebrate when the word comes to pass and we must make corrections, adjustments and have humility when it does not. God has challenged me not to be vague in prophetic words, but to be exact when it comes to words for nations because the Church isn't just looking, but those in the world are looking as well. 
Sometimes in personal prophecy, we can give a word and it can be out of season and some will feel like we missed it, but it eventually comes to pass. I believe it is the same with words for nations—we can hear accurately, but miss the timing and date. I just know that one missed word does not define a movement or a prophetic people. We are all growing in hearing God and honestly we don't know the full outcome of what the prophets have seen. 
I also experienced the depth of intercession that it took to birth the Kavanaugh prophetic word into the nation. It was a spiritual warfare unlike anything I have ever experienced! There is a real fight for this nation, and we can't give up or stop prophesying. The people of God need to be encouraged by the prophets and know that God is still speaking. Even more so now that some of our heroes like Prophet Kim have went to be with the Lord. (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)
Bless you Steve and thanks for reaching out.
From Steve: Charlie, per our previous conversation earlier today, yes, let's talk by phone when you are back in the US, and we can process this through. You're doing GREAT Charlie! Whatever you do, KEEP PROPHESYING and KEEP LEADING PEOPLE TO JESUS! –end of texting conversation.

Church—let's keep praying and moving forward...knowing that God loves our nation and wants to bring unity. We need to seriously continue receiving revelation through God's prophets—for they've been given to us as an important gift to the Body of Christ. 
Steve Shultz, Founder and Publisher
The Elijah List & Breaking Christian News
http://www.elijahlist.com