Saturday, December 31, 2016

It was time!

      We took our tree down yesterday.  It was time!  I usually don't try to keep a fresh tree as long as we had this one, but our daughter's family was coming for Thanksgiving instead of Christmas so I put it up mid November.  The tree stopped taking up water a couple of weeks ago and began dropping needles.  When I undecorated it yesterday, this is what the floor looked like under the tree.  I am amazed at how many needles are on one tree!!
     Then by the time we actually got it out the door, I swept/picked up more needles before vacuuming.  This 13 gallon trash can holds the needles I could scoop up with my hands.  I haven't emptied the vacuum bag yet but I would imagine the trash can would be overflowing if I did.

      It is such a relief to be getting the house back to normal.  I am looking forward to beginning a new year.

    May God richly bless each of you reading this in the coming year with SHALOM!!

Thursday, December 29, 2016

"The Third Great Awakening: A New Level of Extreme Victory!" John Mark Pool

     I am posting this as encouragement (or maybe you will find it discouraging) for those of you who are sure the end is near and Jesus is about to return.  I don't think so.  I believe our best days are ahead.  A few days ago I listened to a recent prophecy by Kat Kerr.  I had read a prophecy by her several weeks before Donald Trump was elected saying God had showed her Trump would be our next president.  In the most recent prophecy she said God had showed her that after Donald Trump's 8 years as president, Mike Pence would follow with 8 years as president, and then whoever Mike Pence chose as his vice president would be elected for 8 more years.
    This word from John Mark Poole was recently sent out by The Elijah List.  It seems to confirm Kat's word, so be encouraged!  And begin living as if there is a future--instead of waiting for the Lord's return.  He has much work for His Body to accomplish before He can return.
     Begin to prophecy and declare an expansion of the kingdom, revival to the nations, restoration to our land...

"The Third Great Awakening: A New Level of Extreme Victory!"John Mark Pool, Baton Rouge, LA

This is a season of overwhelming victorious supernatural exploits! We are now bringing in the "Sons of Issachar" awareness of, "Knowing the seasons and epochs of God" as never before. A new fresh oil of discernment is being released into the Church. What an essential oil of blessing that will be for the next few years ahead.

Do not be surprised as you will now have dreams and visions like God gave Joseph to save the savior of the ancient world (and put him in a position of favor). This indeed is our time of being a partner with God's arrangement for His spiritual order! God has chosen this season as a time for reordering His Kingdom leadership plan to begin releasing more "Fathers of the faith." These "Fathers of the faith" will begin mentoring and teaching our sons and daughters for God's Kingdom multiplication! 

We are about to experience a turnaround for God's Kingdom expansion as never before! New ministry schools will begin to be planted all across our nation! We will begin intense impartation for obedience to God's Kingdom mandate to, "Multiply, take dominion and subdue this earth!" (See Genesis 1:28.)

The Season of Abundant Blessing
This is our new season of God's special election! God's elect will be observed living in Abba Father's abundant favor! This favor can open doors for the Gospel as rarely experienced! We can indeed see nations won in a day! Remember, in Christ, you are His very elect!

We are now experiencing a major national victory, mostly because God's elect joined together as one to win the Presidential election of Donald Trump. He will be a type of "Cyrus" who will make decrees to save God's people in our nation, for sure Israel, and the nations.

With this season of abundant blessings, turnaround, and great awakening we must understand that certainly God has blessed our participation with His Kingdom plan. It's essential now that every Believer act during this window of great mercy, grace and favor to spiritually give their "due diligence." Giving their "due diligence" will assure the next eight years are everything God wants for our nation. I heard the Lord say, "If you obey in the next eight years, I will give you 16 years of abundance."

I decree that after eight years with Donald Trump as our President, we will have Vice-president Elect Mike Pence for the following eight years. It's time to be extremely bold in our faith and actions to assure God's will be done in America as it is in Heaven!

Please keep praying for what God has begun, assuring no weapon of the enemy can alter what we are now experiencing! We have just entered the beginning of major spiritual fulfillment in the season of the Third Great Awakening! We have prayed, we have decreed and now we must participate in this season of 2017—our year of extreme victory! 
John Mark Pool
Word to the World Ministries


Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Dreaming with God

I watched Mark Virkler's video series on dream interpretation recently.  It has been most helpful in helping me understand my dreams.  In the videos, Mark & his daughter, Charity, discussed the importance of dreams and gave many examples of how God spoke to people through a dream. ( Look up "dream" in a concordance and you may be amazed, as I was, at how often God used dreams to direct his people.)

I have been interested in dream interpretation for years and have read several books and articles purporting to help interpret dreams.  Many discussed symbolism and gave general definitions of symbols used in dreams, but in this series Mark & Charity pointed out it is important to know what the symbol in the dream means to the dreamer.  e.g. a dog--did they love dogs, or were they afraid of them?  Their practical suggestions seemed to make much sense and by applying them I have been able to understand recent dreams much better.

Applying the three aspects they mentioned to consider in every dream has been very helpful:
       1. What was happening in your life right before your dream?
       2. What was the main action in the dream?
       3. What was the key emotion?

One other thing they suggested is to keep paper and pencil by your bedside so you can write down your dreams immediately upon awakening.  Try it and see.

I would love to hear about your dreams and the interpretations you are receiving if you would care to share them.  You are welcome to leave them as a comment, or you can also email me directly at

Keep dreaming.

Monday, December 26, 2016


       Are you aware that over 80% of illnesses have a psychosomatic component to them?  We allow anger, bitterness, resentment, jealousy, envy, fear, unhealed memories, etc. to affect our spirits, minds, wills, and emotions in such a way that our body is also affected.  When we get sick, we pray for healing, we go to doctors to cure us, but often we cannot get well until the underlying cause is dealt with.
       One of the most important blocks to healing is unforgiveness.  It is a terrible testament to our Christian faith that we harbor unforgiveness towards those who have wronged us.  Jesus said that if we forgive those who have sinned against us, he will also forgive us, but if we don't fogive them he will not forgive us. (Matthew 6:12-15).  That's pretty clear, isn't it?  But how many people really believe this in a way that they put it into practice?  We justify our unforgiveness and resentments.  Jesus also said if anyone has anything against us, we are to leave our gift at the altar and go to them and reconcile with them. (Matthew 5:23-24) This means that even if we don't think we did anything wrong but someone felt wronged by us we must make it right.
      I am reading an excellent book entitled, Total Forgiveness by R.T. Kendall.  If you are serious about truly following Jesus by removing all unforgiveness in your life, I would highly recommend this book.
      In it R.T. says, "The most natural tendency in the world is to want to get even when someone has offended you.  It is as natural as eating or sleeping and it is instinctual.  Jesus is telling us to do something that is not natural but supernatural: totally forgiving people--sometimes those closest to us--for the wrongs they do to us.  I still struggle in this area myself.  But when I truly and totally forgive, I have crossed over into the supernatural--and have achieved an accomplishment equal to any miracle." (p. 74)
       I thought this was an amazing statement!  How many of us have wanted to operate in the supernatural?  Here is one way Jesus showed us we can do that!
      R.T. goes on to say, When Jesus said, "If you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you." He was not talking about how to achieve salvation.  He was referring to receiving the anointing of God and participating in an intimate relationship with the Father.  Unless we are walking in a state of forgiveness toward others, we cannot be in an intimate relationship with God.  Here's an even harder truth:  John says, "If we claim to have fellowship with him yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live by the truth." (1 John 1:6).  One way we walk in darkness is by holding bitterness in our hearts toward others--bitterness that creates confusion in our minds and oppression in our hearts.  You may say, "Oh but I am having fellowship with God."  No, you are not.  You just claim you are having fellowship with God if there is bitterness in your heart.  And if we claim to have fellowship with God but walk in darkness, we lie. (p. 75)
       This seems to make it pretty clear, doesn't it?  There is no way around it.  If we want to walk in the supernatural and have fellowship with God, we need to follow Paul's admonition in Ephesians 4:29-31:  Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.  And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.  Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger brawling and slander, along with every form of malice.  Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from our house to yours!
       I pray that as you celebrate this beautiful day you will be increasingly aware of the amazing gifts God has provided for you through Jesus! 
       It is difficult to comprehend such love!  Not only has he provided a way for us to be forgiven of every sin we will ever commit, He has made it possible for us to enter into the presence of a sinless God any time we want, to ask for whatever we need.  He desires a relationship with us and to help us with direction and encouragement in our daily lives.  He is aware of our needs and provides for them even when we are unaware He is the one making it possible for us to have the things we need.  He sets up divine appointments for us so that we can be connected with people we would not otherwise have met.  He has also provided healing for us--body, soul, spirit, mind, emotions.  He wants us to be totally whole and functioning as the beloved children of a loving Father who has our best interest in mind, so that we can re-present Him to the dying world around us.
        This year I have come into a greater understanding of this.  Hopefully, we all have.  I pray that understanding will increase into a mighty revelation and experience of all I/we are learning.  I know there is so much more and I can hardly wait to get more revelation!  Many things I have read and researched over the years are coming together in an amazing understanding of the provisions God has made for us and the resources He has provided through Jesus, especially in the area of healing.
        In the coming year I plan to share some of these amazing things I have been learning on my blog because they are so liberating!  I'm sure much of it will be a confirmation of things you have been learning, too, because I believe God is growing up His children.  He wants us to walk in total freedom, relying on Him for everything we need and not worrying about our life in any area.  That is an amazing gift!
        I send you blessings for a prosperous New Year!  God is going to reveal to us great and mightly things this coming year.  He is planning to do abundantly more than we can ask or imagine!  It will be an exciting adventure with an awesome God if we will let him have the reins of our lives.
       I can hardly wait to see what He has in store.  I'm glad you will be along for the ride!

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

A Good Word From Bethel TV

I received this today from Bethel TV and thought it was a good word to share:

Young Nicholas became very wealthy after both of his parents died. A devout follower of Christ, he used his inheritance to bless the needy in his city. After hearing about a poor man in his town, he became greatly troubled. One cold evening, he climbed the man’s roof and put gold down the chimney. The man was overjoyed at the mysterious gift which landed in a stocking he’d hung by the fireplace to dry.

This is the story of St. Nicholas, the prototype for our modern-day Santa Claus. Even in the midst of tragedy, Nicholas chose to follow Jesus, dedicating his whole life to loving God and others. His kindness to those around him is a beautiful reminder of all the gifts God has given us.
As believers in Christ, we have an inheritance much like Nicholas--we have been made rich in Him, through the incredible gift of His life, death, and resurrection. How will we steward this powerful gift? This Christmas, we pray He reveals His love to you in a fresh way and gives you opportunities to share that love with others.

-Your friends at Bethel.TV

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Graham Cooke Quote

“God is always present. Sometimes He is present to our feelings and sometimes He is present to our faith. But one thing is certain: He is always present because He promised to be.”  Graham Cooke

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

"The Glass Ceiling of Your Captivity Will Be Shattered!" by Bill Yount

We had the privilege of hosting Bill Yount in our home a few years ago.  He is 'the real deal'.  This word through him, posted on the Elijah List today, is very encouraging.  It's time to let our creativity flow!

I have walked with the Lord for forty years and I have never been so excited about this coming year. I am pessimistic by nature, seeing the glass half-empty, but for this coming year I see the glass overflowing. For 2017, My spirit is jumping up and down. 
The number 17 means: overcoming, victorious.
I believe a rhema word for the coming year is found in David's victory over the Philistines. After defeating the Philistines, David inquired of the Lord in 2 Samuel 5:19"Should I go up against this enemy like before?" The Lord's plan was different this time. 
The Lord said, "You shall compass behind them and come upon them over against the mulberry trees. It shall be, when you hear the sound of a going in the tops of the mulberry trees, then you shall bestir yourself, for then the LORD shall go out before you to strike the army of the Philistines" (2 Samuel 5:23-24). 
I can feel the stirring in the mulberry trees, and I know that I know that I know...the move is on. 
Stir Yourself Up In Your Captivity 
There's a stirring in the mulberry tree and it's time to take our eyes off the weeping willow. These two trees war against each another. When God's people were taken captive in Babylon, the only tree the Psalmist could write about was a weeping willow. 
"By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down,(right there is where the problem started when we sat down) yea, we wept, when we remembered Zion. We hung our harps upon the weeping willows in the midst thereof. There they that carried us away captive required of us a song; and they that wasted us required of us joy, saying, 'Sing us one of the songs of Zion.' How can we sing the Lord's song in a strange land?" (Psalm 137:1-4.(Photo via Wikimedia Commons)
Let me tell you how to sing a song in a strange land. Start singing and Heaven will come down and your Babylon will be shaken to pieces.
Fifteen years ago, I stopped singing and playing my guitar when I ministered in churches. The devil robbed me by convincing me that my style didn't fit the present-day type of music and singing in churches. Recently, the Lord broke through to me. "Son, it's not about the style of music – it's the anointing! Pick up your slingshot (guitar) and start killing the Goliaths in people's lives."
By the way, in this crazy world, you will sing again too. Pick up your slingshot and come join me!
I sense the Lord saying to many, "Take your harp down off the weeping willow tree and sing again. Take your dancing shoes off the weeping willow." When was the last time we danced? Or did we ever dance? God wants to cut loose this year. Dancing is a weapon. When you dance in your captivity, Babylon will wonder what you got.
Take Your Harp Off the Weeping Willow
Take your paint brush down off the weeping willow. Through you, God is coming to paint your whole town red with the Blood of Jesus. Pick up your pen and start writing that book you have dreamt about. These gifts and talents are Heaven's therapy. I write better in crisis. It's therapy for me. 
If you've ever read anything that's touched your life that I have written, it's because there's been pain in my life somewhere. 'Behind every beautiful thing, there's some kind of pain.' -Bob Dylan. Don't let your pain stop you this year. (Photo via Wikipedia)
Why do we read the Psalms when we get discouraged? It's because David tells it like it is in his depression and frustration. But then he takes his harp off the weeping willow and ends up singing about them and making songs out of them. He ends up in praise and worship.
Right after my new book came out this past year, I was hit with depression. I checked with a friend who is a professional writer and he said, "That's normal, you put your life into it. You gave birth to a baby and now it's gone." He said, "The best cure to get over this discouragement is to start another book."
There are many blessed with creative gifts to bring Heaven to Earth but through hope deferred you hung them on the weeping willow. The word "deferred" means: postponed or delayed. It doesn't mean it's not going to happen. It means it's just a matter of time. Take your hope off the weeping willow tree and hope again. Against hope, believe in hope. 
Hope in God and the glass ceiling of your captivity will be shattered. (To Subscribe to the Elijah List go here.)
Bill Yount
Blowing the Shofar Ministry

Monday, December 12, 2016

A Thank Offering Unto The Lord by Kim Potter

      This is an excerpt from a letter written by Kim Potter to her ministry partners. She included the letter in another letter she had written as an appeal to those of us who gain encouragement, wisdom and understanding through the Elijah List to support them financially.  It is an excellent reminder to give thanks in all things, no matter what the circumstances or how you feel about them.  We are to give thanks in all things because God, who knows everything, says it is the right thing to do. statement continually came to mind; a heart of thanksgiving.
     This statement caused me to reflect on something that had happened to me personally that very week. I had been dealing with a medical issue, I had an infection in my mouth that caused me a great deal of pain. It seemed like each morning as I showered all I could do was pray and ask God to heal me, remove the pain and then receive my healing by faith. I did that for several days. 
     Then one morning, I went about my normal routine and started to pray and ask God to heal this infection, remove the pain and make me whole. However, as I began to pray, I stopped. I literally felt as if the Holy Spirit put His hand over my mouth. I did not pray and ask God for anything. Instead, I began to think of things I could thank Him for. 
     I began to thank Him that I was able to eat again, I thanked Him that Jesus bore my pain at the Cross. The more I gave thanks, the more I could think of to thank Him for. By the time I was dressed and ready for my day, my heart was filled with thanksgiving. My heart in this circumstance had completely changed.
     I went about my morning, it took a while for me to even notice that the pain was gone and I was feeling much better. That day I began to give thanks more and more.
     1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 says; "Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus."
     It is not always easy to give thanks, frankly, it wasn't easy that day. I was giving thanks in spite of the pain, in spite of the infection knowing this is the very thing we must do in order to see God's will accomplished in our lives. Thanksgiving will cause us to move into higher realms of faith. Thanksgiving breaks the power of the enemy. I saw it do just that. (Photo via Flickr)
     Whenever you give thanks to God, despite the most difficult circumstances, the enemy loses a big battle in your life. When you give thanks in the midst of difficulty, you bring pleasure to God's heart. He is looking for those who live in a realm of praise and thanksgiving where the enemy no longer has an ability to hold or manipulate that person. Satan is defeated when we have a thankful heart because thankfulness during difficulty is a sacrifice that is well pleasing to God.
     How about you? Are you thankful? Are you thankful for your present circumstances? Thankfulness is a key to your life and life more abundantly. Thanksgiving may very well be the key that turns your situation around. Why? Because it changes you, your perception, and your attitude. It's a heart change. There is power in a thankful heart.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

"Trump Quake! What's Next?" Johnny Enlow

     This is a long, but very exciting word from Johnny Enlow! It was posted on the Elijah List today.  I am always encouraged by his words and therefore I have posted several prophecies by him--one before Trump was elected helped me to continue believing God would have "his man" in the White House even when in the natural it didn't look as if that would happen.  I believe you will find this one even more encouraging!

God Has Intervened
With the election of Donald J. Trump, the United States and the world itself has just experienced a global-rattling earthquake, which will release tsunami waves of reformation changes for some time. No matter who wins elections, God remains King at all times and this time, because He is King, He chose and voted in the man of His choice. 
In the matrix of the spirit realm, as He placed Trump into power, He also released unprecedented wave after wave of the hosts of Heaven. These heavenly hosts have heavily damaged three major principalities over government, media, and the economy – and will continue to do so. The principalities were conspiring and doing everything in their power to sabotage this political result. They are not afraid of Trump's righteousness, but rather they're afraid of the size of the heavenly army they see moving in synchronicity with him. 
In this day it's important for all of us to understand that this is not about politics. It's not about left or right. It's not about our favorite political issue or our debates over the character or lack of it in "our candidate." This is about recognizing that God has intervened in the affairs of man and learning to agree with Him.
Trump has been anointed with an Isaiah 45, Cyrus anointing to break down the enemy's mafia-like stronghold on the mountains of government, media and economy. As our 45th President, he will "strip kings of their armor, level the mountains, break down the double gates of resistance and cut through iron doors" (see Is. 45). He will also be given access to treasures and riches stored in secret places. 
He will come in barely knowing God, yet friendly towards Him, and before he leaves he'll be branded by the fire of God's presence. I believe he'll be filled with the Holy Spirit in progressive measures as his terms continue. Three major archangels, including Gabriel, will be assigned to Trump's commission and the gates of hell will rattle, shake, and be pulverized. A major black web that was over the nation has been suctioned off the land and that's just the beginning. Next, the root structures of these webs will be exposed and uprooted. (Photo via Charisma News)
183: America is Being Reformed
After the election I had a series of dreams that all ended with the statement "Trump 183." As I searched into the meaning, I was lead first of all to Isaiah 18:3"All you people of the world, you who live on the earth, when a banner is raised on the mountains, you will see it, and when a TRUMP sounds, YOU WILL HEAR IT" (my capitals). I was then lead to Jeremiah 18:3"So I went down to the potter's house, and I saw him working at the wheel." Verse 4 tells what the Potter was doing, "But the pot He was shaping from the clay was marred in His hands; so the Potter FORMED it into another pot, SHAPING IT AS SEEM BEST TO HIM."
God has raised a Trump to His mouth and it is a Trump sound that all are hearing. As we connect Is.18:3 to Jer. 18:3, He is also letting us know that He has Potter rights to come REFORM something that has lost its original intention and design, and He has the right to shape as it seems best to Him. If you were to read on down in Jeremiah 18, He lays out how He has the right to announce the building or the uprooting of any nation He so chooses. 
Because of what God will now do in America and among the nations, the Sovereignty of God will gain understanding and luster as we have theologically reduced Him to an almost deistic position that will be proven untrue. Yes, it is true He is inviting us in to partner with Him, but that is the focus – HE is the Ruler of the nations, and we learn to partner with Him, His timing, His rhythm. If you hadn't noticed, He is not taking His cues from us.
He did not put Trump in because he has the best character and pro-life stance. There were perhaps 15 Presidential candidates who looked better than him in both of those matters. God was not asking us our opinion. He is still not asking us our opinion. Many of us have been like Joshua in Joshua 5:13-15: aware that we carry a lot of authority, but momentarily having forgotten the greater narrative. In that passage Joshua sees a man with a drawn sword and he asks Him, "Are you for us or for our enemies?" Many of us have been carrying this type of thinking, even as it relates to this election. The answer to Joshua was "Neither, but as Commander of the army of the Lord I have come." Joshua then appropriately falls face down and is further instructed to take off his shoes because "this is holy ground." 
God is about to do a most holy thing among us as we go into the "Promised Land" of the seven mountains, and it all starts with getting clarification on who is in charge. The symbols having to do with this 5777 year (Hebraic calendar) are all about a drawn sword. Our 7-spirited God is on the scene, even as we flex our authority muscle, and He is telling us to get out of our shoes and to come under His directive. He doesn't want us taking so much "ownership" of our part that we behave as if we are orphans and it all depends only on us. (Photo via Pixabay)
The nations are our inheritance – and inheritance is all about learning how to receive versus learning how to achieve. There is something to be done, but it is not frantic, nor frenetic. It is something to be done in rest and confidence, knowing the legal right that is being entered into and the overwhelming superiority of might that is ours.
Many have become aware that the enemy is in heavy backlash mode. The wrong take away is to panic at that backlash. A lot of the backlash is similar to what a chicken does when its head is cut off – its strongest kickback is once it is already dead. There are some dark things dying right now that don't require any kind of strategy to contain other than to stay back and observe. Panic belongs in the enemy's camp and rest belongs in our camp.
The Curse is Reversed: The Era of the Father
It was not coincidental that the Chicago Cubs just won the World Series, breaking the longest drought in North America sports history.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Brian Simmons' Word for Today

I received this today from Brian Simmon's ministry.  I posted another of his words on my blog a few days ago.

"Will you desire me at any cost?"

I am training you and preparing you for the coming days. Your calling is unique and so your preparation will be unique. Others may walk in crooked ways, but your love for Me will not allow you to wander far from My paths. When you see your life as I see your life, you will know that My plans for your life are coming to pass. Nothing can hinder what I am preparing you for. The days of coming glory will not pass you by, you will experience all that I have planned - the fullness of My power is coming to you!

Soon, very soon, you will be astounded in the changes I have brought in your life. You will move from one place to another, from being in shadows to living in the brilliance of My glory. You will move from being confused to be comforted and filled with My life. Why would you doubt My plan for your life? Have I not called you to a unique and one-of-a-kind lifestyle? Joseph would have never come to the place of ruling and reigning if he lived in doubt even in the dark days of his prison. Yet can you see how My preparation of Joseph, My servant, was one-of-a-kind. So will your preparation be unusual.

I am calling you to a wonderful place of influence as you touch the lives of many. Do not judge My plans for your life by the momentary mess that is around you, or the unusual situation you find yourself in this day. I trained Moses to be My leader, My champion, on the backside of the desert. I trained David to be a warrior on the lonely hillside as he sang his psalms of praise to Me. I trained John the Baptist in the barren wilderness and My servant Paul in Arabia. Those I use the most, I bewilder the most! When you are bewildered and have no clue what I am up to, it is proof of My high calling on your life. Your day of destiny is near!

Will you desire Me at any cost? Will you sacrifice to Me all your opinions of what I should do to move you forward. I will move in mystery to bring you into greater light. Never doubt me in your darkness, but trust until the light of a New Day dawns. My mighty grace is given to you in your difficulties and in your delights. The grace-gift I give to you cannot be diminished by what seems to be a delay. Trust, and the light will shine. Believe, and understanding will soon follow. I am all you need, in every step you take, let your heart say, 'You are all I need!'

Proverbs 4:4-9 The Passion Translation

"Never forget my words.
If you do everything that I teach you You’ll reign in life!"
So make wisdom your quest—
Search for the revelation of life’s meaning.
Don’t let what I say go in one ear and out the other!
Stick with wisdom and she will stick to you,
protecting you throughout your days.
She'll rescue all those who passionately listen to her voice.
Wisdom is the most valuable commodity—so buy it!
Revelation-knowledge is what you need—so invest in it!
Wisdom will exalt you when you exalt her truth!
She will lead you to honor and favor
when you live your life by her insights.
You'll be adorned with beauty and grace,
and wisdom’s glory will wrap itself around you."

Sunday, December 4, 2016

"Be Encouraged, Saints: We Are Now In An Isaiah 54 Season!"

This is an excellent word of encouragement posted on the Elijah List from Jamie Rohrbaugh:

"Be Encouraged, Saints: We Are Now In An Isaiah 54 Season!"by Jamie Rohrbaugh, Chattanooga, TN

On November 8, the Lord told me that the spiritual season had shifted and we are now in an Isaiah 54 season of expansion. What does the Isaiah 54 season mean? I believe it means five things—and I am already seeing these five things manifest. If you look around you, chances are that you are too!

First, Isaiah 54:1-3 says, 
"Sing, O barren, you who have not borne! Break forth into singing, and cry aloud, you who have not labored with child!
"For more are the children of the desolate than the children of the married woman,' says the Lord. 'Enlarge the place of your tent, and let them stretch out the curtains of your dwellings; do not spare; lengthen your cords, and strengthen your stakes.
"For you shall expand to the right and to the left, and your descendants will inherit the nations, and make the desolate cities inhabited.'"
Here are the 5 things the Lord told me He is doing in this Isaiah 54 season:

1. The Lord told me that He sees that many of His people are desolate, and their desolation is reprehensible to Him. 

He emphasized this word "reprehensible" in my hearing. God made us to be a flock, and a flock is supposed to hang together. If we were hanging together like we should, none of God's people would be desolate. So God is now going to fix the desolation of His people. The Lord is going to bless and increase people who have been desolate. Recently, He shouted Psalm 12:5 in my spirit to describe what He will do:
"For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now I will arise,' says the Lord; 'I will set him in the safety for which he yearns.'"
The example, the Lord showed me of fixing and healing someone's desolation was that of Leah and Rachel, Jacob's two wives. Jacob loved Rachel, but he did not love Leah. Genesis 29:30-31 says,
"Then Jacob also went in to Rachel, and he also loved Rachel more than Leah. And he served with Laban still another seven years. When the Lord saw that Leah was unloved, He opened her womb; but Rachel was barren."
When God saw Leah's plight, He opened her womb...over and over. He made her fruitful in her place of emotional barrenness. He gave Leah more children because she was hated in comparison to her sister.

Like God honored Leah, this season is a time when those who have been desolate and hated will be honored by God. Father sees the injustice and is going to show Himself as the Honor and Glory of His desolate children.

2. The Lord told me it is also time to enlarge the place of your tent, and to "let them" stretch out the curtains of your dwellings.

Notice that Isaiah 54:2 says to "let them" stretch out the curtains of your dwellings. Let them. Who is them? Other people.

Christians in general already understand that we are called to serve and help a greater vision. However, we have too often lost the understanding that Father also desires to send people alongside each of us to help us. I believe that you need to ask God right now, and every day going forward, to send the people who are supposed to come alongside of you and help.

I began praying that particular prayer a few months ago, and within about three days, God sent me two translators, one native Spanish-speaker and one native French-speaker, who volunteered to help me translate my blog for free. I offered to pay them, but they would not accept payment. They said they simply wanted to help. It was a direct answer to my prayer.

With what do you need help? In this Isaiah 54 season, ask Father for the help you need! Ask Him to send you the people whom He wants to come alongside you to help you with your mission!

3. I also heard Him say very clearly in my spirit, three times, "It is a season of advancement."

The Lord told me we are to operate from a divine "yes," not an imagined "no." We need to understand the advancement principle of Isaiah 9:6-7 which says,
"For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the Government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 
"Of the increase of His Government and peace there will be no end, upon the throne of David and over His Kingdom, to order it and establish it with judgment and justice from that time forward, even forever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this."
The Lord's own zeal advances His Government and peace continually. He does this work Himself. Too often, we tend to think God is telling us "no," "not yet," "none for you," etc. That kind of limited, "not-for-me" thinking is from a poverty spirit.

The truth of God's Word is, as Heidi Baker says, "There are no cookie-less children!" Father God has enough "cookies"—good things for all His children. And His government and Kingdom are continually advancing. That means:
• He is continually taking new territory through YOU.
• He is continually using you to do more for Him.
• He is continually enlarging His Government in your heart.
So in this Isaiah 54 season, become a believing Believer!
• Believe God for MORE.
• Believe that He really is advancing you.
• Steward everything He gives you diligently, even if it seems small at first. Don't despise the day of small beginnings (see Zechariah 4:10).
• Go after everything He tells you to do with all your heart.
God is advancing His people.

4. Get to know God in this season as "I Am Willing."

When we come to Father with our requests, prayers, and petitions, He is willing to answer. He desires to do for us whatever we need.

In Matthew 8:3, Jesus actually disclosed this as His personal name. This passage says, "Then Jesus put out His hand and touched him, saying, 'I am willing; be cleansed.' Immediately his leprosy was cleansed."

Whenever you see God say, "I am ____" in the Bible, pay attention. When He uses those words "I am...," He is disclosing His own name. And often, He is telling us about an aspect of His nature that was often not previously known to us.

In Matthew 8:3, Jesus disclosed His name as "I Am Willing." So what do you need from Him? Comfort, provision, relationships, help? No matter what you need, He is willing. In this season, we are to get to know Him by His name "I Am Willing."

Remember that we have not because we ask not. So what's the obvious solution to this problem? Start asking! Pray specifically and aggressively, and our Father will answer.

5. Finally, we are not to spare.

Don't hold back. Don't spare in this season. Obey everything God has told you to do with absolute faith and with all your might.

Every time lately that I have taken a step of faith to advance my work for the Kingdom, God has come up under me and has provided for the fulfillment of that work. He has backed up the step of faith after it was taken, every time. However: In every situation, I had to take the step of faith first. So what is God challenging you to do? Don't hold back!

In this Isaiah 54 season, I believe we are to get our instructions from Holy Spirit, then move on them boldly, knowing that the Lord is with you. I heard the words of the Angel of the Lord to Gideon: "The Lord is with you, mighty warrior."

Friends, it's a new season. God is moving in a new way to advance and honor His children. Will you cooperate with Him so you can see more of His advancement in your own life?

If you will, I believe you'll be amazed beyond your wildest dreams. 

Jamie Rohrbaugh
From His Presence

Saturday, December 3, 2016

     When I read this it was confirmation that God has been leading our healing group to be some of these equipped workers in the Kingdom.  He is calling all who will listen to become workers in His   harvest.
Dr. Karl Payne, author of Spiritual Warfare: Christians, Demonization and Deliverance, says, “I personally believe that demonic deception is increasing, even within the Christian church, and that the worst of this deception is still to come,” Payne asserts. “If God allows demonic activity to increase until His return, I believe He will also train up and equip a growing number of His children to faithfully and effectively contend with the powers of darkness who oppose His plans and people. Too many North American churches are well on their way to becoming the same spiritually dead museums as Western European churches.”

Friday, December 2, 2016

A Testimony

     Beginning the first of September a group of us have been meeting to watch the Ken Fish, "Basic Healing" videos.  We have supplemented his teachings with information we have learned over the years about inner healing, soul ties, rejection, unforgiveness, generational curses, etc. and we have begun to pray for people based on this information.  The first person we prayed for (who is now an extremely enthusiastic member of our group and has brought many others for prayer) said she would be glad for me to share her testimony on my blog because she thought others should know that it is possible to be free of all the junk of the past.  I said I would love to share her testimony if she would write it up.  I'm sure it will sound pretty far out to some of you who may not be familiar with deliverance, but I can assure you this lady has been set free and is on fire for the Lord!

So here is her testimony in her own words:

He Who The Son Sets Free Is Free Indeed

I want to share my testimony for the lost and the broken to experience what God can do:  Revelation 12:11 says we were cleansed by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of our testimony.

I started out life rejected by my birth mother who was also a junkie and a harlot.  My birth mother put me up for adoption and I was adopted out into a family at nine weeks old. (Rejection)  My adoptive parents have always shown more love and attention to their blood child--another rejection.  Then my father started beating on me.  No one else, just me.  My father had a generational curse or soul tie of abuse himself so he didn't know any better or any other way.  Then when I was 6 or 7, a babysitter's relative in law enforcement started molesting me.  This went on for years.  I would fight my father, knowing I would take a beating than have an old man crawling on top of me.  My father beating me was better than going to the babysitter's.  I was fighting a battle and there was no safe place for me.  I want to praise my father for getting the help he needed.  He sought help and the beatings stopped.  PRAISE GOD!

So then the cop who molested me all the time started giving me cocaine, marijuana, etc. to keep me quiet as I was getting older.  So I then realized how drugs and alcohol numbed me not to feel and remember, and I could tolerate that man touching me every day.  I was hooked on drugs and alcohol! I got pregnant at age 11 and had an abortion. (Later on, abortion was a demon we called out in Jesus' name.)  Boy, did I go downhill after that!  I started to use more drugs and more alcohol to hide my pain.  I then also became co-dependent on older men.  They could get me drugs, booze, and get me away from home.  I could escape for a little while.  I had become off the chain "out of control".  I was hateful, abusive, angry, resentful.  I felt rage.  I was dying inside.  I was dirty!!  I could not stand being in my own skin.  Then I was introduced to the needle.  Wow!  What control it had over me!

Then at 19, I started having kids.  I was in and out of abusive relationships.  I even was an abuser myself.  I didn't care about being with my kids.  I cared about staying numb.  I tried the best I could and started over so many times going back and forth.  I could love no one.  I hated myself!  I had battery ticket after battery ticket.  I was a bully and an abuser.  I didn't know any other love than mental and physical abuse.  In 2003, I got arrested for meth and theft and seven other charges.  I had to sign my kids over to my parents who then in turn gave them to my sister.  Later on I found out that a relative molested my daughter.  I sat in my bathroom for 3 1/2 hours and listened to my daughter tell me what he had done to her.  I felt it was my fault.  I felt that if I hadn't been a junkie, a harlot, and an abuser she wouldn't have been in the situation where this could happen to her.  But I now see it isn't my fault for what he did.  I am skimming over some of my life.  I have so much more ugly.  

Now I am out with my kids and doing good for a couple of years.  Bam!  Right back out neglecting my kids again for numbness.  I have by this time invited so many demons in.  I am overflowing with disease from my sins.  Liver problems, colon problems, heart problems.  I still kept shooting, kept drinking, kept numbing.  So now my kids are all moved out.  It is me and my dog.  Lonely, bitter, angry, raging. I started spending all my paycheck after bills on meth, vodka, Marlboro reds.  I kept crying out to God to take this from me.   For years I was crying out but I made the choice to keep using.  Back and forth.  Good for awhile, then worse.  It has been one heck of a fight.  

This last year I had finally quit shooting and started smoking meth.  All I did was sit there and smoke and drink.  I had the perfect work schedule--Wednesday thru Friday so I had Saturday thru Tuesday off every week.  Pay my bills, get dope.  I felt abandoned by my kids.  Through all this I had invited the demon of death in.  I was dying in my sin.  I was ready to go, I thought.  I was lonely, high.  I just didn't care anymore.  Let me tell you, I was two weeks away from death.  I was turning black, my fingernails, toenails were falling off.  There was nothing when you looked into my eyes.

So that Wednesday at work, my cuz, a warrior for Christ, looked at me and said, "You are dead."  I just started crying and I said I am ready to go.  She said, "No, you are not!" She started to tell me of a woman who she wanted to take me to see.  Little did I know what was going to happen on September 8th!  I was set free!

I didn't know this woman from Adam.  We went down into her basement and I just start pouring out my heart to her, my life.  Oh, boy!!  She started to move so she could sit directly in front of me.  We started to denounce my generational curses, and break soul ties.  She stopped praying over me and we repented of my unforgiveness, my self rejection.  My cousin, I noticed, walked over to the kitchen and came back with a bowl.  I was like--what is that for?  Little did I know it would be to choke and puke out demons.  So we went back in time and had the Lord reveal to me when the ugly started.  This woman started praying and boy was I oppressed by demons!!  God would reveal a word to me and she would start calling them out in Jesus' Name, one by one.  I could see an image of a demon running to the door telling me to run.  I started crying out to God.  As we continued calling them out they had to come out in obedience to Christ's authority.  I had nine different demons that I remember.  I would choke them out, puke them out, they would pop out of my skin.  "Now I knew what the bowl was for! LOL)  I could feel them coming up inside my body as they were called out.  I had to fight my body to keep them from hitting her.  There were words coming out of my mouth telling the lady praying they hated her.  There were evil sounds coming out of my mouth.  I would keep looking in her eyes and I could see Jesus.  The words, "Come out!" had to be repeated so many times because the demons did not want to let go.  But there is power in Jesus' Name!  Believe me, there is more power than we will ever know!  This whole time the lady praying never batted an eye, even when my body was in pretzel form.  I remember looking at my cousin, saying, "I have really flipped my script, haven't I?" and we all had a good laugh.

But I had not flipped my script!  I had been set free by Jesus!  Hallelujah!!  My mind is being renewed to be Christ like.  I study the word and I get it now!  I am praying for strangers, the man who molested me and my child.  It is not them that do those things it is the acts of Satan's demons. 
 Now I am taking broken women to this lady to pray.  I am sitting right next to them and watching Jesus set women free!  I am studying and learning to do this.  In Jesus' Name we are healing the sick. We are casting out demons.  Praise God for the power in Jesus' Name.  We all have the power through Him.  I pray my testimony will help all of you and bless all of you who read it.  Jesus is real and demons are real but Jesus has all authority on heaven and earth which He has given us to use to set people free.
                                                                         God's Daughter

I've been redeemed.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

"2017 is a Year to See, Seed, and Prophesy into the Next 100 Years"

      There seem to be a lot of encouraging words coming out today.  I was especially drawn to this one posted on the Elijah List because the number 17 and especially the number 7 have been important in my life.

Writing a book is like having a baby and, well, I'm "expecting" again and plan to deliver my second book this coming Fall. For that reason, I recently went on a personal writer's retreat following a conference in Raleigh, North Carolina. The first night of my retreat caught me off guard when I had a powerful vision of Jesus. It was one of those unexpected, "came out of nowhere type" visions. I saw Jesus face down on the floor in full throttle intercession to our heavenly Father for us. I couldn't understand what He was praying, but the moment and the atmosphere were astonishingly sweet. It made Hebrews 7:25 come alive, "...He ever lives to make intercession for us." Only what was He praying for?
The next day, as I was writing, writing, writing, I found my focus somewhat distracted by the thoughts and visions of my head. Although some of this had been forming for a few weeks, it was on this day that I felt the anointing on it. Here it is:
2017 is a year to see, seed, and prophesy into the next 100 years.
A Promise Fulfilled
I've waited in anticipation for 2017 for over a decade. It began when a prophet said to me in 2007 that I would become a household name within 10 years. WOW. What a word! Although I'm not yet a household name, a seer did see something afar off—namely that I would come forward and be speaking to many of you today. It also focused my eyes on the year 2017 as being a year that's the end of a thing and the beginning of a great thing.
Not long after this prophetic word in 2007, I discovered that my church, Harvest Christian Center in Turlock CA, had been incorporated in 1917 having emerged following an evangelistic visit in Turlock by Aimee Semple McPherson. We will celebrate our 100-year anniversary this 2017, the finishing and completion of a successful century in God, but also a time to see, seed, and prophesy into the next century. (Photo via Unsplash)
God often speaks through divine coincidences, confirming His word through two or three witnesses (Matt. 18:16). When something seems to be playing on repeat, it is usually the Holy Spirit making a point. And so here it is again—2017 being a year to end something and a year to begin something.
In addition, I already have the strangest relationship with the number 17. This number somewhat morphs and shifts in meaning depending on the season, but it's always appearing and speaking to me like an oracle. 
While in Raleigh, for example, my hotel room number was 317, my Wi-Fi code was 1117, and my rental car tag was 1017. And then when I picked up my luggage from the flight back to California, I picked it up at carousel number 17. In addition, I had already been prompted to prophesy to the Raleigh conference host about this number, that it was her promise of victory for land acquisition
That word was based out Jer. 32:9-15 when Jeremiah purchased land for 17 shekels as a prophetic act, thus declaring the captives would return to Israel and own houses and lands again. This was again another confirmation. It's all eyes on 17, specifically 2017 being a completion year and a seed year.
Only the Pure Hearted Can See
I felt prompted by the Holy Spirit to pray this prayer for myself about six months ago. I began to ask the Lord to create in me a clean heart and to remove any secret faults in my life (Ps. 51:10; Ps. 19:12). Out of this prayer, came a powerful revelation on the spirit of Leviathan, the king of pride (Job 41) and a redirect in my life to go low and let the Lord answer my enemies for me. 
I do believe there is a time to confront things and take up a cause when needed, but for this season, specifically the election season, I was being given a different strategy. It became not only a message to me, but a message to my church and to others.
I was also learning first-hand that being quick to repent for yourself AND for the sins of others, thus "going low," was a war move and an intense spiritual strategy from the Holy Spirit to bring conviction and deliverance.
For example, Stephen the martyr, insisted on forgiveness for his killers including Saul, which I believe paved the way for confrontation and conviction of sin in Saul's life (Acts 7 & 9). To my surprise, the first message I preached on pride resulted in an unexpected demand for ministry. That very week, our prayer chapel was packed out with men and women wanting to repent of pride and be free of it once and for all. 
Through this, God was leading me into some fresh understanding. He said, "Blessed are the pure in heart for they will see God" (Matt. 5:8). In other words, the pure hearted can see what God is doing and they can see afar off. If we want to see a vision for the next 100 years, we will have to first cleanse our hearts with the help of the Holy Spirit. He is dealing with the pride in our hearts. It's a problem and it's in His way. He is also dealing with any dark parts in our soul so that we can see clearly. Are you ready to see and see afar off? If so, put yourself under the dealing of the Holy Spirit and allow Him to build a clean heart inside of you (John 17:17). (Photo via Unsplash)
What About the Return of Christ?
Finally, my first presumption and communication about seeing a vision for the next 100 years, was that Jesus must not be returning quite yet. Just so you know, I'm a Believer in the Book of Revelation and cringe when I hear people dismissing it or pretending it doesn't say what it says. I did realize my presumption and then asked the Holy Spirit for more clarity. What came to my heart was this, "Where there is no vision, the people perish" (Prov. 29:18) and, "...Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth?" (Luke 18:8
In other words, we must proceed in faith—planning, believing, and positioning ourselves for greater measures, greater works, and greater glory to come in the next 100 years. This is a word to our personal legacy, our families and for our nation. If we don't, we are guaranteed destruction. Nevertheless, our heavenly Father is the only One who knows when it's time for Jesus to return (Matt. 24:26). Jesus will interrupt His plans, should our Father declare, "It's time."
See, Seed, and Prophesy
Vision requires provision and provision always begins with a seed (2 Cor. 9:6-13). That's why 2017 is a seed year. It's a year to be intentional. Just like Jeremiah purchased land for 17 shekels and prophesied to Israel's future, now it's your turn to sow. It's your turn to sow and prophesy to the seed being planted for the next 100 years of your family and the future of your nation. 
You might be asking yourself, "Where and how do I sow?" Sow however the Holy Spirit directs you, knowing that God's holy angels are on the lookout for these prophetic seeds and prophetic declarations. Your prophetic act and declaration will put them on assignment for decades to come (Ps. 103:20). (To Subscribe to the Elijah List go here.)
Jennifer Eivaz, Executive Pastor
Harvest Christian Center, Turlock, CA


Wednesday, November 30, 2016

An Encouraging Word from Bobby Conner posted on The Elijah List Today

"God Has Empowered You: No One Can Accomplish What You Have Been Commissioned to Do!"Bobby Conner, Bullard, TX

You were chosen by Almighty God in eternity past, to live in the present, to forge the future (see Ephesians 2:10). You have divine destiny. No one on earth can accomplish what you have been commissioned to do!

Sound asleep, I was awakened by an exceptionally pleasant voice speaking in my room. The message was articulated with extreme clarity. Upon hearing the words, immense comfort and courage immediately flooded my heart. This word was audible; it was not something I heard in my head or heart—I heard it with my ears.

You Have a Divinely Created Purpose
However, let me be straightforward: I did not see who spoke to me, because when I looked in the direction of the voice, I was suddenly blinded by a bright flash of LIGHT. It was almost as if a strong flash from a camera blinded my eyes. Yet, He continued to speak, saying, "Tell My people they have purpose—they have been chosen by ME for ME."

Upon hearing this declaration, I was immediately overwhelmed with joy and excitement. Never allow the devil to discourage you again; you have divine purpose! You are divinely prepared to accomplish the task God has assigned you. You can do something no other human being can do.

Meditate and ponder this message; believe that you have been chosen by Christ, for Christ, and your life will take on even greater zeal and purpose. Jesus said:
"You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you." (John 15:16)
You Are Chosen By Christ!
Your confidence and courage will soar, as you understand in greater capacity the depth of these words, "YOU ARE CHOSEN BY CHRIST!"Let these words wash over your soul—they are like refreshing water to the thirsty. You have been chosen by Christ, for Christ; the choice was made before the foundation of the world (see Ephesians 1:4). Knowing this promise, will release you from rejection and depression.

The goal is to finish the course and to be able to say with all confidence, "I've kept the faith and stayed on course accomplishing the task set before me" (2 Timothy 4:7). It is to that individual Christ will say, "Well done, good and faithful servant" (Matthew 25:21). God gives us His power for purpose; the gifts are tools not toys and anointing is for action (see Acts 1:8).

God releases His anointing on His children for one main purpose: to impact the nations by bringing the hurting and lost to Himself.

Release of the Spirit of Evangelism
Recently, while ministering in a large arena, I saw what appeared to be a silver flowing river above the heads of the people. This beautiful river flowed for a short moment then disappeared. I questioned, "Lord, what is that?" He quickly replied, "I am releasing a spirit of evangelism upon earth." So I simply stated, "God is releasing a spirit of evangelism!" 

The moment these words came from my mouth, nine people jumped to their feet, ran forward, fell on their knees repenting and gave their lives to Christ Jesus, receiving Him as their personal Savior. There was no one giving an altar call; it was just a burst of the Holy Spirit.

We are being summoned to the harvest field. God would have all men to be saved and come to know Christ Jesus as both Savior and Lord (see 1 Timothy 2:4). The Lord spoke an incredibly encouraging word saying, "My people are becoming power hungry for all the right reasons!"

The first step in becoming anointed for action is a deep driving hunger to see change; you must become fed up with business as usual in the Church. This is a season of sensitivity. You will find the Lord in a much deeper intimate way if you seek HIM (see Jeremiah 29:12-13).

The Lord has been fanning the flame of discontentment within the hearts of His people. He is creating an insatiable hunger to see the power of God revealed so that we would not settle for less than what He desires to give us (see Psalm 90:16-17). The discontentment is driving us to seek the Lord and to search for His answers to life's problems (see Psalm 42:1-2).
The Spirit of Truth is Preparing You for Spiritual Promotion!

You have a divine destiny. You are to be a powerful conduit for change. You are anointed to be a history maker and one that will be a changer of our culture. Make up your mind that you are going to make a difference. Be like Daniel, commit your whole heart to God, and decide to live pure and clean even in the midst of sin and shame around you (see Daniel 1:8). 

Bobby Conner
Eagles View Ministries