Saturday, January 31, 2015

The Architect of Destruction by Maureen Scott

     I received this column which was written by Maureen Scott almost two years ago, in an email from my uncle today.  It helps to explain why our President is not proud of America--he was not raised as an American.

Update:  I see that the same uncle sent me a link to this article in 2013 and I posted it then also: See blogpost Aug. 17, 2013.  I guess it struck a chord in me.  :o)

March 1, 2013
The Architect of Destruction

By Maureen Scott

"Obama comes from a community organizer background where it's us against them. But that's not who we are. And that's not the position the leader of our Nation should take." – Dr. Benjamin Carson

Obama appears to be a tormented man who is filled with resentment, anger, and disdain for anyone of an opinion or view other than his. He acts in the most hateful, spiteful, malevolent, vindictive ways in order to manipulate and maintain power and control over others. Perhaps because, as a child, he grew up around family members and mentors who instilled him with an abiding bitterness toward the U.S. That bitterness seems not to have left him.

It is not the color of his skin that is a problem – for anyone in America. Rather it is the blackness that fills his soul and the hollowness in his heart where there should be abiding pride and love for this country.

Think: Have we ever heard Obama speak lovingly of the U.S. or its people, with deep appreciation and genuine respect for our history, our customs, our sufferings and our blessings? Has he ever revealed that, like most patriotic Americans, he gets "goose bumps" when a band plays "The Star Spangled Banner," or sheds a tear when he hears a beautiful rendition of "America the Beautiful?" Does his heart burst with pride when millions of American flags wave on a National holiday – or is he moved to sadness and reflection when someone plays "taps" on a trumpet? Has he ever felt the depth of our admiration of the military, as lovers of those who keep America free feel when soldiers march by? It is doubtful – because Obama did not grow up sharing our experiences or our values. He did not sit at the knee of a grandfather or uncle who showed his medals and told of the bravery of his fellow troops as they fought and tramped through foreign lands sacrificing for a cause greater than their own lives. He didn't have grandparents who told stories of suffering and then coming to America, penniless, and the opportunities they had for building a business and life for their children.

Away from this country as a young child, Obama didn't delight in being part of America and its greatness. He wasn't singing our patriotic songs in kindergarten, or standing on the roadside for a holiday parade and eating a hot dog, or lighting sparklers around a campfire on July 4th as fireworks exploded over head, or placing flags on the gravesites of fallen and beloved American heroes.

Rather Obama was separated from all of these experiences. He doesn't really understand us and what it means to be an American. He is void of the basic emotions that most feel regarding this country and is insensitive to the instinctive pride we have in our national heritage. His opinions were formed by those who either envied us or wanted him to devalue the United States and the traditions and patriotism that unite us.

Obama has never given a speech that is filled with calm, reassuring, complimentary, heartfelt statements about all the people in the U.S. Or one that inspires us to be better, grateful, and proud that, in a short time, our country became a leader, and a protector of so many. Quite the contrary, his speeches always degenerate into mocking, ridiculing tirades as he faults our achievements ,along with any of his critics, all for the sake of a laugh, or to bolster his ego. He uses his Office to threaten and create fear while demeaning and degrading anyone who opposes his policies and actions. Unlike a secure leader, who has noble self-esteem and not false confidence, Obama displays a cocky, haughty attitude and a dread of being critiqued.

Mostly, his time seems to be spent causing dissention, unrest, and anxiety among the people rather than uniting us (even though he was presented to us as the "Great Uniter"). He creates chaos for the sake of keeping citizens separated, envious, aggrieved and ready to argue. Under his leadership Americans have been kept on edge, rather than in a state of comfort and security. He incites people to be aggressive toward, disrespectful of, and retaliate against those of differing backgrounds and views. Through such behavior, Obama has lowered the standards for self-control and mature restraint to the level of rowdy, street-fighting gangs. When, instead, he should be raising the bar for people to strive toward becoming more considerate, tolerant, self-disciplined, self-sustaining, and self-assured.

Not a day goes by that he is not attempting to defy our laws, remove our rights, over-ride established procedures, install controversial appointees, enact divisive mandates, and assert a dictatorial form of power.
  • Never has there been a leader of this great land who used such tactics to harm and hurt the people and this country.
  • Never have we had a President who spoke with a caustic, evil tongue against the citizenry rather than present himself as a soothing, calming, and trustworthy force.
  • Never, in this country, have we experienced how much stress one man can cause a nation of people – on a daily basis!
Obama has promoted the degeneration of peace, civility, and quality of cooperation between us. He thrives on tearing us down, rather than building us up. He is the Architect of the decline of America, and the epitome of a Demagogue.

© Maureen Scott

Friday, January 30, 2015

Jonah Goldberg

From The Patriot Post:

Columnist Jonah Goldberg: "By artificially keeping oil prices low, the Saudis get to deal a powerful blow to the energy revolution in the U.S. (They also get to deliver a severe economic blow to their enemies the Iranians, which is nice.) In exchange, Obama gets an unearned political windfall and can claim vindication for his ineffectual economic policies. Obama is paying back the Saudis by permanently taking the Arctic National Wildlife Reserve's billions of barrels of oil off the table for all time. By doing so, he also puts the entire Trans-Alaskan Pipeline System (TAPS) on a starvation diet. ... Saudi Arabia's short-term economic hit is an investment in future dependence on Saudi oil. Of course, there need not be a conspiracy, just a convergence of economic and political interests. But the fact remains that Obama could never have gotten away with restricting energy development in ANWR before an election or when gas prices were high. This is Obama's window, and it appears the Saudis are holding it open for him for as long as he needs."


Today's prayer email from Dale Gentry includes prayer for Billy Graham and Rev. Graham's prayer for America.  I thought it would be good to include it today so we can all pray for Rev. Graham and for our country.  Thank you, readers of other countries, if you choose to pray with us today, too.

Good Friday morning everybody. It's time to pray America! Please take a few moments to make your Faith Declarations with me on link above. Would you pray this prayer out loud with me today?

"Dear Father God..............we pray today for Billy Graham.............knowing that soon You will take him home to be with You.............leaving a large hole in the soul of this nation...........discerning that he has stood in the gap...........interceding for America..............pushing back the destructive forces that are coming against this we rehearse his prayer for America.........Heavenly Father, we come before you today to ask your forgiveness and to seek your direction and guidance...............we know Your word says, woe to those who call evil good..............but that is exactly what we have done..............we have lost our spiritual equilibrium and reversed our values.............we have exploited the poor and called it the lottery.............we have rewarded laziness and called it welfare.............we have killed our unborn and called it choice............we have neglected to discipline our children and called it building self-esteem.............we have abused power and called it politics.............we have polluted the air with profanity and pornography and called it freedom of expression...............we have ridiculed the time-honored values of our forefathers and called it us oh God and know our hearts today............cleanse us from sin and set us Your name we pray...........amen."

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

A Word for 2015 by David Herzog

• This is a year full of opportunity.
• Many things will shift worldwide in ways they never have before, which will also create new opportunities.
• Many things that did not seem to break through last year will begin to break through this year if you keep believing in faith.
Smoke Screens
The enemy will try to make it look like you have lost in certain battles you have been fighting. Never give into the devil and never get into agreement with the enemy. Once you say, "I guess we lost this one," then you have lost. But, if you know God promised you something, never give into the smoke screen, never declare defeat. Often it is an illusion, and soon after you will find out it was false. (Photo via Flickr)

FEAR is: False Evidence Appearing Real
This goes for sickness, financial situations, family, doors opening, and more.
The enemy will try, in some cases, to threaten you that if you continue to believe and go for the promise that your worst fears will come with your defeat. Threats may even come from the "giants" that guard the territory you are about to invade.

Threats of total defeat, total loss, pain, and misery – you must press in deep into the glory and holiness of God. Lay aside every weight, sin, or distraction and enter into the total peace of God that surpasses all human understanding of the situation.

Once you press into the peace and presence of God and "abide under the shadow of His wings," and then declare and pray from that place, the enemy cannot touch you.

When it looks like all is lost, that is when you press into the core of God; and when you have done all to stand and can't advance anymore, just stand and hold your ground in the Spirit and watch God turn things around suddenly and dramatically as you "strive to enter that rest." Either you or the devil will give up – let it not be you.
Persevering Faith
This is a year to lock shields with others and persevere until every promise of God is fulfilled. God is going to teach many about Persevering Faith this year. Many have faith that God will do things right away, but when certain things take longer than expected, they give up and lose heart. Persevering faith is a faith that no matter what it looks like, no matter how long it takes, as long as you are breathing you are not giving up or giving in mentally, emotionally, or with your words until you see the manifestation of what God promised you.

Ephesians 6:18 With all types of prayer and petition pray in every season in the Spirit, and with this in view, be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints.
Thankfulness and Praise
As we are thankful for what we do have and we start to praise God for the victory that is coming and is here by faith, things will start to turn around fast. Paul and Silas praised and thanked God while in prison, which looked really bad, and God intervened into their situation and shook the prison, causing a revival and allowing for their escape!

Thanking God in the midst of the impossible will cause God's possible to manifest.
Hidden Breakthroughs
As a seed is planted in the ground and dies then starts the process of pushing its way up to the surface, many of your breakthroughs are just about ready to spring up. Just because you do not see anything occurring on the surface does not mean that nothing is happening, but quite the opposite. You need to persevere in prayer until you see the harvest start to pop up from underground.

If you stop continuing to pray, praise, declare, and thank God just because you don't see it, yet you might stop the process when you were so close – maybe only hours or days away from your breakthrough. There is a lot happening under the surface, even if on the surface you don't see it yet; your faith is pushing the manifestation to the surface. Daniel could have given up on the 20th day of his fast and would not have had the angelic encounter and answer to his prayers for his nation if he did not persevere until He got the answer. (Photo via Pixabay)

The angel even told him that every day he was praying it was affecting the breakthrough for the angel to get to Daniel; his prayers were the fuel to get the angel to him. True persevering faith will be needed this year to pray without ceasing until you see the promise manifest.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus...
Exciting Double Doors
Exciting double doors of opportunity will open to many this year. If you are in the correct position and mindset in God, you will be able to go through these new open doors of opportunities for the harvest, including doors reaching into government, nations, media, entertainment, and those in other religious belief systems to know the God of Israel this year through His Son. (Photo via Wikimedia)

There will be an increase in healings, miracles, signs and wonders, deliverance, and more accurate prophetic. Also, for some, the authority will increase in the spirit realm when prophesying so that even the earth responds to the prophetic word, just as Elijah had authority to prophesy and even see the earth and weather patterns obey his word, similar to when Jesus calmed the storm with a word.

The true prophetic will be sought after by the kings of the earth in 2015 as more and more turbulent and complicated situations arise for those running nations, companies, and industries. Again, opportunities are arising in the midst of the crisis for the world.
There will be many shakings worldwide and in the USA this year. During the shakings either you will be in fear or great faith. The shakings will cause huge opportunities to come to those that can see through them. Many will see the obvious and go into fear and self-preservation mode. But to those that see what God is doing in Heaven through the shaking will be able to reap more harvest in the shakings than in normal times.

When Egypt was shaken, the Israelites, who were poor slaves, suddenly had a huge opportunity as long as they stayed in faith and obeyed. It took faith to obey to kill and eat the lamb, put the blood on the doorposts of the homes, pack up, and start walking out of bondage. When they did the greatest signs, wonders erupted in Egypt, causing an entire nation to hear the Gospel at that time that the God of Israel is the true God, not the gods of Egypt. Many Egyptians followed the Israelites out of Egypt and served the God of Israel. Also, the wealth of Egypt was given to Israel in one day.
The shakings and seemingly terrible financial and natural disasters occurring in the eyes of the Egyptians turned into a blessing for God's people who had faith and saw beyond the natural. They got out of Egypt, out of slavery and bondage, they went from poor to blessed, and an entire nation heard the Gospel and the truth as to who is the true God to serve.

When the fruit tree starts to shake violently this year, either you will be in fear and shaken or you will be those who foresee past the shaking and have your harvesting baskets positioned under the trees as the ripe harvest falls right into your harvesting baskets.
2015 Will Be the Greatest Opportunity For Harvest
Many Jewish people will find their Messiah in Israel and the USA and worldwide. The shakings will cause a seeking after truth. This will also trigger an even greater Gentile harvest worldwide.

Though much of the secular news will be carrying the escalating war between the two nations, Russia and Ukraine will continue to see an increase in salvations and the move of God, the battle for souls in the spirit being the real war occurring.

The U.S. and Russia/China will continue to look like enemies on the news, yet God's people from those nations will continue to meet and work for world harvest from those very same nations behind the scenes. Things are not always as they seem in the natural. There is a global repositioning occurring, and nations are vying for world influence and power or to maintain their world influence and status they perceive to be dwindling.

Prepare for the great harvest of souls coming in in the midst of the shakings. It's not a question of either harvest orshaking, as God often doesboth at the same time. Some voices will prophesy shaking, and others harvest. Is only one of these correct, or are they both part of a bigger picture? It all depends on how much you are seeing of the whole picture, or whether just a small part.(Photo via Pixabay)

Many Believers are getting very scared and worried about what is coming on the earth today. Jesus foretold many of the things we see today – like wars, rumors of war, famine, pestilence, persecution, terrorism, etc. – when He said, "You will be hearing of wars and rumors of wars" (Matthew 24:6). 
However, He did not end there...He continued to say, "See that you are not frightened, for those things must take place, but that is not yet the end."
Jesus told us not to be in fear. So, if we are in fear, we will miss out on the greatest harvest in these most exciting times!

This is the exciting part that Jesus promised:
"But the one who endures to the end, he will be saved. This Gospel of the Kingdom shall be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come" (Matthew 24:13-14).

I want to be in the crowd doing "this Gospel of the Kingdom shall be preached in the whole world"; it's all a matter of what you are focusing on.
Surrounded by Armies
2 Kings 6:15 Now when the attendant of the man of God had risen early and gone out, behold, an army with horses and chariots was circling the city. And his servant said to him, "Alas, my master! What shall we do?"

When Elisha and his servant were surrounded by the Syrian army about to be killed, the servant, in fear, asked the prophet, "What shall we do?" Many Christians are asking the same questions, as they fear the economy, the government, natural disasters, famine, Ebola, etc…

It's not that those things are not a big problem. Some people are very focused on every detail of what the enemy is doing. Some are prophetic enough to pick up chatter in the enemy's camp and then are very worried. Yes, it's true on one level that the enemy is planning great evil, but you need to pick up the chatter of Heaven's war room to see what God plans to do through you to counteract the enemy's plans. It's not enough to just see what the enemy is planning to do or the bad things coming, but to be able to see God's will and plan to overcome it and thwart as many of them as possible.

Elisha saw into the Spirit and peeked into Heaven. We need to be more heavenly minded to affect earth. Here is what Elisha said back to his servant:
"So he answered, 'Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them'" (2 Kings 6:16).

How can you say that when imminent death seems apparent unless you are living in the spirit realm in the glory of God seeing Heaven's perspective?
2 Kings 6:17 Then Elisha prayed and said, "O LORD, I pray, open his eyes that he may see." And the LORD opened the servant's eyes and he saw; and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha. (Photo by Jennifer Page "Angel Among Us"

Are you seeing God's plans for the earth?
Divine intervention can be requested and released from the throne to thwart the enemy's plans.

In 2011, I saw in the Spirit an earthquake causing a tsunami coming to Hawaii while I was there speaking. I went to the Throne and courts of Heaven and stood in the gap for Hawaii, pleading my case for the destiny of Hawaii and the islands. Then we had the Hawaiian pastor stand in for Hawaii and repent of the sins of Hawaii. At this point the "accuser of the brethren" had no more legal arguments in the court of Heaven and we won the heavenly court case against Hawaii. When the waves hit Hawaii there was minimal damage. We were able to counteract it with Heaven's perspective and strategy in faith, not fear, going boldly to the throne of grace.

Ask the Lord to open your eyes in 2015 and peer into Heaven's realm and see the plans God has for you, your city, your destiny, and your nation. Get God's plan and perspective and begin to walk by faith (in what you see in the Spirit and the Word), not by sight (in what you see on TV or in the natural or coming from the chatter from the enemy's camp).
May 2015 be your best year ever!

Dr. David Herzog
David Herzog Ministries: The Glory Zone


Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Home Again

      What a wonderful trip my friend, Jan, and I had!  The conference in Redding, California was amazing! The teaching was excellent and we saw incredible healings, including one woman who had neurological problems associated with Lyme Disease which she had been battling for 34 years; another woman healed of MS; one woman's crooked foot straightened alleviating pain which had incapacitated her for several years (She had pictures on her cell phone of her crooked foot before it straightened.)  
      Over 200 people per night stood to testify they were at least 80% better after prayer for healing.  God is on the move!

Several of the following photos were taken with my phone through the car window so the quality isn't as good as I like, but they illustrate the point.
Mt. Shasta as we were leaving the Redding area.
California obviously needs rain as you can see from the water level of Shasta Lake.

      When the conference was over we drove to Newport, Oregon where we stayed at the Sylvia Beach Hotel on Nye Beach for 2 nights.  This quaint hotel was very fun!  Each room is decorated for a particular author.  I stayed in the Lincoln Steffans (an author I had not heard of).  Jan stayed in the Shakespeare room the first night and then moved to the Alice Walker room for the second one.  We were blessed that the hotel had 2 rooms available when we arrived.  It is actually a Bed & Breakfast so we had 2 wonderful breakfasts there.  We also ate dinner at the hotel on Sunday night because we had heard it would be excellent.  It was. The food is served family style.  There were 8 at our table.  It was suggested we play Two Truths and a Lie while waiting for our food between courses.  What fun!
The bakc of the Sylvia Beach Hotel overlooking Nye Beach
   It was like being on a Rick Steves' Tour--a clunky old hotel with much character--friendly, family-owned with no elevator or porter to carry your bags up the stairs but the opportunity to connect with the culture and to dine with others so you could get to know fellow travelers.

I can't remember which room was whose on some of the photos--one was Hemingway's I know, but I added them anyway because I thought you might enjoy seeing the different decor.
Jan in the Shakespeare Room

Lincoln Steffans Room

View from my room
The 3rd floor library at the hotel

The loft of the Library

Dr. Seuss Room

This & the photo below is of  the Alice Walker room.  I loved this bright room.  Pieces of fabric were added to the skirts of the women in the mural for extra dimension and interest.

Jules Verne Room

Monday, January 19, 2015


      I am excited to be traveling to Oregon tomorrow so I'm not sure if I will have time to post on my blog for a few days.  My friend, Jan, who lives there will be picking me up at the airport and then on Wednesday we will drive  down to Redding, CA, for a 3 day Healing Conference with Randy Clark and Bill Johnson.
      Jan has been battling cancer for a few years. She went through chemo and surgery and thought the cancer was gone but it has returned.  She also needs knee replacement surgery but can't have it because of the chemo treatments. Therefore we are going to the conference asking for a miracle of healing for her.  We would be glad if you would join us in prayer, iff you are so inclined.  We will be grateful for all prayers!

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Human Sex Trafficking

        Have you become aware of the prevalence of human sex trafficking? I was pretty much oblivious to it until I saw the movie, Nefarious, a few years ago which certainly opened my eyes.
       Then recently I read Priceless: A Novel From the Edge of the World.  Even though this book is a novel, it explained well the hopelessness and terror of those caught in the human sex trade.
       And then yesterday Graham Cooke mentioned in his email to subscribers that he supports the non-profit, NOT FOR SALE, whose goal is to free people who have been enslaved by trafficking?  I went to the website: and learned even more about how prevalent sex trafficking is.
      If you have young children--particularly girls--you will want to aprise yourself of some of this information and possibly become active in helping to free those who are victims already.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Jennifer LeClaire: 2015: The Year Of New Beginnings

Every year we set our hearts on a new beginning of some sort—but 2015 is different than 2014, 2013, 2012 and the years before. That's because 2015, as the Holy Spirit spoke to my heart, is the year of new beginnings.

The most significant new beginning of my life happened in a jail cell about 15 years ago. I was falsely accused of a crime I didn't commit. After losing my husband the year before, I lost just about everything else I had during the 40 days it took to see my vindication. I lost my apartment, my job, my savings, my dog—it sort of sounds like one of those sad country songs. (You can read my entire testimony here.) But I gained Christ and I consider everything else worthless compared with the value of knowing Him (Phil. 3:8).

Nothing can top my salvation experience, but I do believe 2015 will prove to be a year of new beginnings—notice the Holy Spirit told me beginnings (plural) and not beginning (singular). In 2014, many in the Body of Christ sensed they were being prepared for something—something they couldn't articulate. Many felt like they were being stretched beyond their natural limits. Many thought and felt they were pregnant with something big and felt the pain and frustration of being past due. (Photo via Charisma)
A Year of Birthings
I believe 2015 is a year of new beginnings and that means birthings. Last year, Ken Malone had a prophetic vision that shook him and the Lord impressed upon him that we are in a season of giving birth.

"I saw and heard the radical remnant of the Lord pregnant with the dreams and visions of the Lord. They were pregnant with the purposes of God in the earth. Many are pregnant with awakening revival for their nation, cities and families. Others are pregnant with a harvest of souls. Still others are pregnant with signs, wonders and miracles. Then there are those who are pregnant with His presence, intercession and gifts of the Holy Spirit," Malone writes.

"The radical remnant I saw and am seeing is beyond full term. Something is keeping them from delivering God's purpose. The remnant is not able to deliver. Groaning and travail as with a woman in pain of childbirth is on the remnant. But no one can deliver. Suddenly, I began to see why we could not deliver. The accuser of the brethren was standing there making accusation against the remnant. Dreams and visions from the Lord are being held hostage in the womb of the sons and daughters of the Lord by this accuser."
Preparing for New Beginnings
You can read the rest of his vision, which will encourage your heart, but I would encourage you to get ready for the birthing that will bring the new beginning. 2015 is a year of new beginnings. That means some of you are going to birth some things. That means you may be a little uncomfortable in 2015. It means you will face some transition. It means you may enter into travail. It means you will face the accuser of the brethren and engage in spiritual warfare at new levels. But you will win! It will be worth it!

What is your part to play in this birthing unto new beginnings?
Let me get real practical with you and offer four keys to equip you for this season.

1. Give your will over to the Lord.
What you are birthing may seem scary to you or it may seem insignificant to you. It may seem overwhelming to you. We can take a lesson from Mary. It's time to face your fears—fear of the unknown, fear of failing, fear of rejection, fear of transition. When the angel came to Mary and told her she would birth the Son of God, she ultimately responded: "I am the servant of the Lord. May it be unto me according to your word" (Luke 1:38).

2. Be willing to adjust your schedule.
When you are expecting a baby, you are preparing for its birth. Women, we change the way we eat, the way we sleep, how we spend our time. As we prepare to enter a year of new beginnings and birthings, we must be willing to adjust our schedules and to spend more time in the Word, in worship and in prayer. That may mean giving up other things. "Therefore, since we are encompassed with such a great cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and the sin that so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us" (Heb. 12:1, emphasis added). (Photo via Pixabay)

3. Be willing to shift your direction.
I've had a number of baby dreams over the years. In one of my baby dreams I was nine months pregnant but the baby had stopped moving. The baby wasn't kicking or rolling or showing any sign of life. I thought the baby was dead and I panicked. Then, suddenly, I had the unction to shift the baby's position with gentle pressure from my hand. (I later researched this and discovered there's a name for it: the Diaphragmatic Release.) When I did, I could feel the baby kicking again. I knew all was well.

Sometimes things look dead but you just have to reposition yourself for life. It doesn't always take much. Just one gentle movement in the right direction can cause God to breathe on that thing again so you can birth it and begin nurturing what God has given you to steward. But you need to hear from the Lord about which way to shift. Remain close to the Holy Spirit, and"Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, 'This is the way, walk in it,' whenever you turn to the right hand and when you turn to the left" (Is. 30:21).

If God has given you something to birth, it may be time to pull an Ezekiel and speak to those dry bones. It may be time to pull an Elijah and raise it from the dead. It may be time to walk away from the Ishmael. Refuse to abort and just reposition yourself to receive what God intended all along. You could just be in the wrong place or in the wrong time or with the wrong people. Listen to the Lord.

4. Embrace the transition.
Transitions are difficult. This is the place where people tend to grow weary and faint. The moments right before you give birth to that new thing—before you enter that new beginning—are the hardest of all. I'll write a follow up article in the coming weeks on transitions that will equip you as we move into this year of new beginnings. Amen.
Used by Permission from Charisma Magazine.

Jennifer LeClaire
News Editor at Charisma Media,
Founder of Jennifer LeClaire Ministries


Friday, January 16, 2015

Oxygen Deprivation and The Water Cure

     I have been reading some interesting information lately pertaining to health.  As you may have read, (see blogpost here & here) Country Guy & I decided to try Plexus for a few weeks because of the amazing testimony of a friend.  Well, it has been almost 4 months.  We don't feel we have seen enough changes to justify the expense.  I think we have more energy, but until we started eating no white flour or sugar a couple of weeks ago, Country Guy's sugar was still high.  We didn't lose weight (part of that can be attributable to eating through Thanksgiving & Christmas--where we didn't gain weight) even though that is not why we began the experiment.  One of the directions Plexus gives is to drink 1/2 your body weight in ounces of water.  We weren't very consistent in this but tried to drink more than we had been drinking.
     Anyway, I happened to come across website where I read much about how dehydrated our population is, not only because we don't drink enough fluids, but also because we drink the wrong kinds of fluids which actually deplete our body of water. They also suggested drinking 1/2 your body weight in ounces of water.  That got me to thinking about those who had such great results using Plexus and wondering if the results were mainly attributable to drinking much water.
     I was discussing this with a friend who said she had repeated sinus infections until a doctor told her to drink as much water as she could during the day (1 gallon) and that totally rid her of the problem.
     Then I was reading about the importance of oxygen in our cells and how oxygen actually kills cancer cells when they are exposed to it.  Is that why the water cure works, I wonder, since water is made up of oxygen?  One article said that cancer cells can reproduce without oxygen through fermentation which is fueled by sugar (so obviously another reason to cut sugar intake).
      So, as I was saying, I have read some really interesting material about oxygen deprivation and the water cure.  On the water cure website they mention several books by Dr. Fereydoon Batmanghelidj but one that I decided to look up on entitled Your Body's Many Cries For Water had excellent reviews and some remarkable testimonies.  I checked with --my favorite go to site for used books--to see if I could get it used.  It is available for $3.48 so I ordered a copy.  
      What I'm thinking is, "What can it hurt?"  Water is free.  What if it really is the reason so many people are sick?  I feel certain there is much truth in the premise.  I know most people are water deficient.  In our busy world it is difficult to drink many glasses of water, not only because we are running here & there, but because we don't want to be looking for a bathroom all the time in our travels.
     Why not try it and see?  I would love to hear of your results so let me know by email or in the comments below so others can benefit.

I need your help

      If you have a few extra minutes could you help me?  As I have mentioned, I have published a new website for the Heritage Days Festival and Horse Show.  When I searched for it with search engines I couldn't find it.  I called support at to see why this is.  They said browsers don't update their information very often--maybe every 4-6 weeks.  They said I can help this by going to each search engine' site verification page and follow directions but they also said the more times people go to the website the higher it is raised on the search engine page and therefore the easier it is for others to find.  So would you type in in the search bar of your search engine--google, bing, yahoo, etc. to help me raise it to visibility?  I certainly would appreciate your help.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Heritage Days Draft Horse, Mule & Haflinger Show

     We are so excited to have added the Heritage Days Draft Horse, Mule & Haflinger Show to the Heritage Days on the Old National Road schedule!  Look at these beautiful horses!
      This team won the National Classic 6 Horse Hitch Championship last year.  They will be coming to the Horse Show.  Can you believe it?  This beautiful hitch in little Martinsville!  
     We are encouraging as many as will to participate in our Equine Parade on Sat. June 13 so it should be quite an event.  The couple who are overseeing this show say they expect at least 100 of these magnificent animals to come.  I can hardly wait!
     Check out our new website for more information about the show and the festival:

Your Watch Word For 2015: "Make My Presence Your Priority" by Russ Walden

     I like this word from Russ Walden.   Living is God's Presence must be our greatest desire and goal.  I believe it is God's greatest desire, too.  He has much to show us and tell us if we will only sit still long enough to hear Him. I am guilty of this.  It is so easy to get caught up in the busyness of daily life, but I am trying to be better at taking time to be still.  It is an ongoing struggle, isn't it?

"Make My presence your priority this year," says the Father."Invoke My presence as you rise in the morning and rest in My presence when you lay your head down at night. Yoke up with My presence throughout your day, each day, and do not allow anything to cause you to deviate from your attentiveness with My presence.

"Make My presence your priority in 2015," says the Father. "As you immerse yourself in My presence I will guide you with My eye. I will lead you to the hidden treasures of secret place as the voice speaking over your shoulder saying, 'This is the way, walk in it…'

"I will come behind you with My wind and carry you along in the current of My river. Because My river will break out of the banks of man's limitation so you will break out of your banks and flow into and experience the full floodplain of My favor in 2015. (Photo via Wikimedia)

"You will find My favor in the morning. You will find My favor in the evening. You will sit at the table of My favor in the presence of your enemies and they will not be able to reduce you or inhibit you in anyway.

"Make My presence your priority," says the Father, "for 2015 will be a gauntlet of distraction. The tyranny of the urgent will go to war with the priority of My presence. The enemy is very time conscious for he knows his time is short – therefore he will intensify his wrath against you and against My Kingdom. Do not put your attention on the enemy but let your eye go beyond the second heaven and garner your instructions from My throne – for I will give you rule over your enemy with an iron hand.
From Authority to Authorization
"Come up higher," says the Father. "Come up out of contention and into ruling and reigning. Make My presence your priority,"says the Father. "If your focus is on problems then the year will be problematic and you will have problems and be a problem. I haven't called you into problems," says the Father. "I have called you to your place of entitlement and rule at My right hand.

"Make My presence your priority," says the Father. "Set your affections upon Me and as I am, so will you be on the earth. Look to the throne and you will be enthroned. Look to My authority and you will receive authorization. I said you will move from AUTHORITY to AUTHORIZATION. Mind not small things,"says the Father.

"Mind not small things but magnify Me and you will be magnified and move into the largeness of My Kingdom. Mind not the boundaries set by man or your own limited thinking and you will experience My boundlessness and enjoy a life without restriction.

"Reject contention now," says the Father. "Don't look back. Don't look back and you WILL move forward. Know that this year you are GOING where you are GIVING. Give toward greater things and greater anointings and greater ministries that you are walking in yourself and you WILL experience promotion.

"If you want to walk in the prophetic and know My voice give to the prophetic. If you want to go to the mission field give to My messengers. Give toward those works and ministries that represent the DNA of My glory churning and burning in your heart and you WILL SEE unprecedented increase.
Eat the Book!
"Establish your commitment to My Word; not just to what others say about My Word. Become a people of the book. EAT THE BOOK," says the Father.

"Eat it daily – consume it daily, and I will cause your experience and My power in your life to walk off the pages of My Book and substantiate My glory in your lives, your families, your businesses and every other area of need. I SAY AGAIN EAT THE BOOK!(Photo via Pixabay)

"Let your mouth pray, for your prayers on the earth substantiate My prayers in the heavens. As the Son ever intercedes at the right hand of the Father I am calling you to pray. As the Son prays in the heavens so I call you to pray on the earth. The prayers of earth bring the prayers of Heaven to manifestation in space and time.

"This will be a year of collisions. Step out when I tell you to and step in when I tell you to. My sovereignty and My omnipotence are coming together to release the kiss of Heaven and the kiss of My favor in your life. Fear not.
"The SKY isn't FALLING, the KINGDOM is coming and when the smoke clears it will be MY THRONE you will see established and not man's and not the enemies; for I am with you in 2015 to bring in your life to an unprecedented release of My KABOD glory in your family, in your region and cities and nations," says your Father."

God bless!
Prophets Russ and Kitty Walden
Father's Heart Ministry


Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Doug Addison's Prophetic Word for 2015

I love to read prophetic words--especially encouraging ones and this one from Doug Addison is just that.
2015 Prophetic Word: Year of the Open Door
Doug Addison
January 2015

We have radically shifted with the theme for 2015, which is a new door of opportunity is being opened for us. In fact, I am declaring 2015 the Year of the Open Door.

“After this I looked, and there before me was a door standing open in heaven. And the voice I had first heard speaking to me like a trumpet said, “Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after this.” Revelation 4:1 NIV

In 2015 there will be many new open doors, but we will need to “come up here” to see them. We will need to rise above our situations and gain a higher perspective of God.

Sign of the dolphins
On Valentine’s weekend in February 2013, I was speaking at the Power and Love Prophetic Conference at Bethel Church in Redding, California. As I was landing in Redding, God spoke to me that there was going to be a major prophetic sign from Heaven on Saturday, February 16th.  

Sure enough, on that day a massive seven-mile stretch of over 100,000 dolphins gathered off the coast of Southern California. Previously there had been thousands, but on that weekend it was estimated to be over 100,000 dolphins. It was a sight and could not be explained scientifically. Here’s a link to one of the many news stories about this phenomenon:

This was a prophetic sign of a gathering coming to Southern California. An army of prophetic encouragers will soon emerge, both young and old.Water represents the spirit and dolphins are encouragers. Many people said that the dolphins had gathered for the food in the area. In the same way, God is preparing a great banquet or a party that is coming to Southern California that will impact the entire world.

I consider myself a spiritual dolphin, so to speak. God has given me the ability to see the negative things of the enemy and “flip” them into God’s positive will. I compare my gifts to the dolphin Flipper. I teach people how to overcome the attacks of the enemy and to “flip it and flip it good.”

Seven years of blessings
Starting in January 2015 God will be holding back the negative things that many people have seen coming to the West Coast of the US. We are entering into a seven-year time of mercy and blessings from 2015–2022. Again, this does not mean that we will not see disasters or have difficult times, but God’s mercy is going to triumph over judgment.

This is the time for the West Coast to rise and shine from San Diego to Seattle (and into Vancouver, B.C.).

"Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD rises upon you.” Isaiah 60:1

It truly is a year of breakthrough for us all and God has issued a new seven-year season of blessing from 2015–2022. For the most part, it is the result of the prophetic intercessors crying out for mercy and more time, and it is possible that if we respond appropriately that it could be held back even longer.

In place of prophetic words of judgment, for the next seven years God is releasing the fulfillment of prophetic words that are based in revival and blessing.

We are going to see the fulfillment many of the prophetic promises we have been hearing for years: Bob Jones’ one billion harvest of youth; Arthur Burt’s prophetic word “and there shall be no ebb”; Paul Cain’s nameless, faceless generation will arise; my prophecy from November 2012 of a revival that will come to the spiritual outcasts; the stadium prophecies; and lots more.

This is the start of a seven-year reversal while time has been extended to make room for a huge harvest. You will see many of your personal promises fulfilled over the next seven years as well.

This is not just the West Coast
This is not just for the West Coast but for us all. God spoke to me that there has been injustice in the land. People have judged and not loved. Therefore He is moving on behalf of those who have been wounded. We are going to see a major move of God begin shortly and go on through 2022.

Outside of our understanding
Just as the dolphins gathered in Southern California in February 2013, and Bob Jones the encouraging prophet went back to heaven in February 2014, starting in February 2015 there will be a major shift on the earth and in the Heavens.

We are transitioning into a new, radical, and major movement of God. Revival is coming but it is going to be outside the camp of our current understanding and our ways of doing things.

I remember Bob Jones telling me, “Bars are about to become churches and churches will need to be hospitals.” There are so many people who have been wounded by Christianity. This is why God is releasing a new movement of encouragement that will open people up to God’s love like never before.

The parable of the great banquet
The gathering of the dolphins was a prophetic sign that God is preparing for a huge banquet or party. The Parable of the Great Banquet is a prophetic word for now. In Luke 14:15–24, Jesus told a parable of the Great Banquet in which a man was putting on a big feast and invited everyone to come. But they all made excuses and were too busy. So the man sent his servants out to invite the outcasts.

At the time of the banquet he sent his servant to tell those who had been invited, ‘Come, for everything is now ready.’  Matthew 14:17

Because the ones who were invited got busy and did not come, the Master had to invite other people.

‘Go out quickly into the streets and alleys of the town and bring in the poor, the crippled, the blind and the lame.’ Matthew 14:21

This is a prophetic word from God right now: “Come, for everything is ready.” God has prepared a table before us and we are being given an invitation to be part of something big that God has been planning. This represents the spiritual outcasts that God is drawing in now.

This next move of God is similar to this parable. Many have been invited to be part of it but have gotten caught up in other things.

God’s heart is for ALL people to come into the banquet. He is going to let the spiritually poor, crippled, blind, and lame be part of it. The spiritual homeless are being invited to the party. God spoke to me that we need to understand this parable and not be too busy or get distracted or we will miss the invitation at hand.

Don’t get busy or distracted this year. God’s agenda is to love people and bring healing. It is also the start of the Joseph anointing that is to be released. There will be strategies from Heaven to release finances for Kingdom projects.

God is moving on the spiritual outcast and the wounded
This includes the prodigal sons and daughters, pastors’ kids, those who grew up going to church and many who did not go to church at all.

These are the ones who are into strange things and unusual lifestyles that you might not agree with. Does this sound familiar? Many of these are our own children and grandchildren. God has been saving them for a new movement that they are called to be part of.

East Coast and West Coast connection
The West Coast has birthed three revivals in recent history: The Azusa Street revival in 1906, the Jesus People movement in the 1970s, and The Third Wave charismatic movement with John Wimber, Peter Wagner and others.

We will see something start on the West Coast but it is not limited to that. I saw:
  • A new Chicago fire in the spirit ready to start
  • God’s glory come as spiritual rain in a casino on the New Jersey shore
  • The Holy Spirit bringing a move in Orlando
  • God visiting Toronto once again
  • Moves of God happening in the First Nations people
  • Pentecostal fire coming to the African American churches
  • God moving and promoting women with great authority
  • God will begin to move in our schools, among the Muslims, and minorities.
  • A major move of God in South America that centered around Chile and other hot spots
 I could go on … it is not a West Coast thing that God is doing. It is going to spread around the world.

A 10-day countdown to breakthrough
Since February 2015 is the start of a major shift, I heard that we need a 10-day countdown starting on January 22 through February 1. It is a time to gather together and pray for the February breakthrough that is coming to you.

Spring forward on March 8
God spoke to me that again this year, when we set the clocks forward in the spring that things are going to spring forward in the spirit. For the US, this is March 8. Watch for something significant to happen around this day and season.

Many people will begin to emerge out of hibernation at this time. Some have been hidden and others held back by the enemy. But they will begin to step forward and say “Yes, Lord” to what God is calling them to do.

April 1
Just as the date April 1st is 4/1, this is the start of the new open doors that are mentioned in Revelation 4:1. This is a verse that you need to print out and stick on your refrigerator. These open doors and the release of higher-level revelation will require that you to rise above your situation and circumstances.

The month of May
God is going to begin to accelerate things. Just as May is the 5th month, so it will be a time of a supernatural release of grace. The spirit and ministry of reconciliation will be released and relationships will be restored. This will happen even with your own relationship as God is revealing Himself as a Father to you. There will be a deep mending of hidden hopelessness and building of a greater trust in you.

In June there will be another major shift
There will be another major spiritual shift in June and “June gloom” will lift and the fog of forgetfulness will be removed. God will begin to bring to your memory promises you have forgotten. This will set the pace for the rest of the year. And watch for things to “fall into place” in the fall.

 “ … Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.”Matthew 6:10

Finding new fruit in your family tree
Your generational gifting and calling will become clearer this year. God is revealing positive, hidden blessings and callings in your family tree. You will no longer be worried about generational curses, because generational blessings will come to the forefront.

While people have read the genealogies in the Bible and have not fully understood them, your genealogy is going to come alive and make more sense this year.

Spirit of Elijah is going to come
This next move of God will require reconciliation.

“And he will go on before the Lord, in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the parents to their children and the disobedient to the wisdom of the righteous—to make ready a people prepared for the Lord." Luke 1:17

We cannot expect to see anyone turn to God without first humbling ourselves as parents and spiritual parents toward our children.

This is portrayed well in a movie with Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton called And So It Goes. This movie is a prophetic parable about the need to turn the hearts of the parents to the children so that transformation may take place. God is using children to bring about amazing transformation.

God is truly moving and we are in for some amazing times ahead. We can prepare now by slowing down and listening to the Holy Spirit speak to us.
Doug Addison