Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Johnny Enlow: 1967 was the "Summer of LOVE" - 50 Years Later - 2017 is the "Summer of the DOVE!"

I love to read words by Johnny Enlow.  They are always encouraging and exciting.  God is a good God and He is about to show us that He is coming in power to enable us to change the world!

I am finalizing this word while in Jerusalem, just before Pentecost, where we remember the glorious outpouring of the Holy Spirit in the Upper Room that birthed and launched the Church. The Lord has been speaking to me much about the coming breakout of Heaven over us this upcoming summer. 
It has been so inspirational being here in Jerusalem with so much history taking place and being revisited. My own journey with the Holy Spirit began 50 years ago as I was baptized in the Holy Spirit the same year Jerusalem came back under Israel rule. 1967 gave us The Summer of Love and now 50 years later we are going to get The Summer of the Dove.
I believe that starting this Pentecost we will experience a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit that is connected to an unprecedented release of new songs and sounds of Heaven. We actually really need it. These songs and sounds will pierce the atmosphere with the Holy Spirit's new marching rhythms.
"Make sure you position yourself at this time to receive the new double-portion outpouring of the Holy Spirit."
This Pentecost season connects us to the 50th anniversary of Jerusalem miraculously and stunningly coming back under Israel authority after more than two thousand years. Jerusalem and Israel's resurrected destiny is totally tied into an increase of the work of the Holy Spirit. We are now about to "go double" on what is being poured out by the Dove. It is also connected to the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Protestant Reformation.
This Pentecost also represents the 111th Pentecost since the Azusa Street Revival that has changed the world forever. Before that outpouring, the percentage of Christians with a defined encounter or baptism in the Holy Spirit did not reach even .1% of Believers. Now there are an estimated 700 million "Spirit-filled" Believers, meaning that almost 1 in every 10 people on the planet has had an encounter or baptism with the Holy Spirit that goes beyond just "saying the sinners prayer". This is an almost astronomical reality that is becoming the progressive game-changer of all game-changers on our planet. 
Now another significant Acts 2:17 outpouring of the Holy Spirit is about to take place. He is going to pour out His Spirit on all flesh and prophetic songs and sounds are forthcoming.
Songs that Usher in Reformation and Renaissance
I have been aware that our worship songs of recent years have not captured the prophetic ascendancy that has been available. By that I mean, that though there have been amazing songs over the last few years, they have lagged behind in "prophetic maturity and declaration". Anointed worship songs and anthems are often ten or more years ahead of where the advancing Church is. This has not been recently the case. 
There have been great songs of overcoming fear and great songs of our Father's love for us – both very needed, yet limited prophetic seeing into this day of Reformation and Renaissance. For the last couple of years I have been declaring the availability of these songs for the anointed psalmists, but I have seen a vision of these songs as the fruit at the top of a tree that we have never climbed to. 
The low hanging fruit satisfied and so a higher place was not sought out. Part of the reason for this is that we have become quite content with the new formula for the new worship songs and that has hindered the high creativity and thus the high anointing that was available to be accessed. Don't get me wrong, worship songs have been fine but there has been a higher level available. This will not be held back anymore. 
The coming outpouring of the Holy Spirit is going to make those high treetop places more readily accessible, but songbirds and songwriters are still going to have to break out of the "safe formulaic box" and go there and get it. The more successful you presently are the more unlikely you are to break out of your mold, and so many of the new songs are likely to come from previously unknown sources. The invitation of course is to all. 
Find the rarefied air in the Spirit and then respond to what you have encountered. There is another dimension and perspective of His heart towards us yet available to be accessed, and when it is found it will carry a presence power that will literally melt the hearts of the masses. Our new praise to Him will come out of that new revelation of His expanded heart towards us.
Sounds that Bring Heavenly Accelerant 
We are going to be greatly propelled by the new songs and the new sounds of Heaven that are coming to us and it is going to add heavenly accelerant to the Body of Christ. These songs will release new hope, new faith, new joy, new vision and new love. Justice and liberty will ring out from the very sounds that are captured and released.
"1967 gave us The Summer of Love and now 50 years later we are going to get The Summer of the Dove."
The new sounds, the new beats and the new rhythms will at times feel like an approaching or a departing train – and I say that prophetically without fully knowing what that means, but I can feel it coming in. It all ties in to the Reformation Glory Train (my first prophetic word of 2017) that is coming into this nation and into the nations of the world. We will have expanded definitions of the love and the glory of the Lord, because we haven't seen anything yet compared to what is coming. 
Heaven is about to show up and show off outside of the four walls of the Church and every stage on the planet will be a divine target. Jesus told us, "You are the light of the WORLD," not just "You are the light of the Church." We are going to learn to run with this as we have never done before. The 7 mountains of society (media, economy, government, education, family, arts and religion) are going to be progressively invaded by the King's kids who understand that narrative and the day we live in. It is not about "domination" of the mountains, it is about loving, anointed, creative, innovative influence on the mountains. 
God has a better way for everything. Toss out all end-time expectations of doom and gloom. Yes, we will have intense resistance and in many nations significant persecution will abound. However, in the midst of all these realities it is the Kingdom of God that will be the prevailing dynamic. 
We have just begun an extended period of the most aggressive "Kingdom" advancement ever and we are going to march to the beat of the sound of the incoming Reformation Glory Train. The most dramatic Renaissance period in history is unveiling before our eyes and ultimately it will restore the face of God to society in a creative and innovative display that the Church has never seen. (Photo via Flickr)
In the upcoming Summer of the Dove, the songs and sounds of Heaven are going to help us get on board with a new level of agreement. The new soundtrack of Heaven is imperative to accompany the new showtime that Heaven has planned for earth. Make sure you position yourself at this time to receive the new double-portion outpouring of the Holy Spirit. Make sure you carry the new wineskin of reformation of society that is required to hold this fresh anointing from Heaven. 
Psalmists, minstrels, song writers, musicians, house of David – you are vital at this time. You must receive the new soundtrack of Heaven that is going to accompany the new "show-time" on earth for the Kingdom of God. (To Subscribe to the Elijah List go here.)
Johnny Enlow
Johnny and Elizabeth


Sunday, May 28, 2017

Another way we have found to advertise Heritage Days

The grain elevator had a trailer they were not using, so we parked it on some of our farmland between Casey & Martinsville which borders I70.  We then added an 8x18 foot banner.  Country Guy calculated from State Highway estimates that it should have over 200,000 looks before the Festival on June 9-11.  I wish there was a way we could find out if anyone came because they saw the sign on the Interstate.

Of course, after installing it, we drove to Casey to get on the Interstate headed to Martinsville to check it out.  A great location--and very readable!

Friday, May 26, 2017

Dust Storm

      Last week, Norma & I hung Heritage Days and Martinsville Fair posters in the surrounding area.  The wind was terrible!  When we were in the Tuscola/Arcola/Arthur area we ran into several dust storms which helped us understand the stories we have read about the Dust Bowl of the 30's.
    The next day we heard there were several accidents, including one death as the person ran into the back of a semi while she was blinded by the storm.
     That is certainly understandable as you can see in these photos which I took through the car window as Norma was driving.  Fortunately, we saw the truck in front of us as it entered the storm. and slowed down significantly.
      You can see the progression of intensity of the dust as we approached this particular storm.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Heritage Days Photo Contest

    We are having a photo contest for Heritage Days as a way to get great photos to use in our promotional material next year.  If you live nearby and love to take pictures we hope you will enter the contest.  All photos must be taken at this year's Festival/Horse Show, June 9-11.
     Here is the flyer with the information you will need to enter.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Heritage Days Children's Activities

      We have some great children's activities planned for Heritage Days, June 9-11.  On
Friday night during the Lloyd Wood concert there will be barrel train rides and then Saturday and Sunday afternoons lots of things will be happening.  Here is the flyer I prepared to send home with the grade school kids.  If you want to know more about the Festival you can check it out at

Saturday, May 20, 2017

God Says, "I Played My Trump Card, I Will Win the Hand" Johnny Enlow

I always take heed when I see a word from Johnny Enlow because I have seen much of what he has said before come to pass.  This one, I think, is no exception.  It was posted on The Elijah List today so you can read it online here, if you want.

Word of the Lord released by Johnny Enlow on Thursday, May 18, 2017:
Last night I was awakened with an intense and fiery word from the Lord that I will attempt to convey. This is what I heard:

"Be not moved and shaken by the present shakings, rumblings and reactions coming out of DC. I did not go out of My way to affect this last election to then suddenly have it aborted. I played My Trump card and I will win the hand. This move does not require My Trump card to be perfect, as I have already taken all of that into consideration – as I always do – when I choose anyone for any assignment that I have.

"Jesus was the last man that had the character in place to actually sustain the call upon His life. Since then no one has had the character-base necessary for the great assignments that I have given out. Do not wrongly assume that I only call those who are qualified. I instead continually work to qualify the called, but I have amazing patience for that process. Yes, I am actively at work in upgrading My Trump card's character even through the fire he is going through.
"Hang on, because a time of accelerated change is here."
"Do not find yourself having less patience than I do in your zeal for character and holiness. Human religious idealism has time and time again worked against Me as you choose to prioritize that which YOU see fit instead of what I am working on next. You must learn to stay out of judgment seats you don't belong in.

"I Am Neither Republican or Democrat"

"You do not yet know how to cooperate with what I do on planet earth because you are often out of sync both with who I am and with what My agenda is. However, even as I call you higher to a place of wisdom and trust – yet I still have patience for you as you struggle to recognize My present-day narrative. I am neither Republican nor Democrat. I am neither Conservative nor Liberal.

"Conservative-mindedness carries elements of anxiousness and fear that I do not carry. I am not on the defensive. I am not just trying to conserve principles and values. I am not wringing My hands at the sins of those who do not know Me. I do not have as My highest priority that society stop misbehaving. I am not angst-ridden in any way at all.

"I am more about liberating than about conserving. I am liberal in what I give out and My atmosphere is one that liberates. Where My Spirit is there is freedom. Even since the Garden of Eden, I have always trusted you with more freedoms than what you were then ready for. I am still the same God. I have always liberally given to society freedoms, provision, protection and opportunities that they do not deserve. 
(Photo via Maxpixel)

"I have been saddened but never surprised at humanity not properly stewarding that which I have given them. I am not ever shocked at what those do – who do not know Me. It is the expected behavior for those who do not know Me. Moreover, My priority when dealing with humanity is always with those who know Me – or think they know Me. I am not overly concerned when a broken society does not prioritize love. I do however call for those who are called by My name to operate from My priority of love and My priority of fearlessness.

"My heart is still strongest for the weak, for the poor, for the displaced, for the alien, for the prisoner, for the suffering. Many of you have created for yourself a God made in your image, but be assured of this – it is YOU who must conform to My image. If you have forgotten My image go back and study who Jesus revealed Me to be.

"I made the United States to be a melting pot for the nations. I made the nation to be a Promised Land of sorts for many nations. Yes, some basic safety procedures and processes need to be implemented, but I did not choose Trump because this was a priority of Mine. Yes, some protection of American values of freedom and tolerance need to be watched over but even this has not been My priority with My choosing of Donald Trump. He is in fact called to bring greater security to America, but much of that will happen through different means than presently being pursued.

"I Chose Trump For Purposes You Must Yet Be Patient to Watch For"

"I have chosen to play My Trump card as an interrupter of darkness and as a lead domino for national reformation – that will lead to reformation among the nations. The status quo of government had become entrenched on dark strongholds and I have played My Trump card as a disrupter of those strongholds. I have released Myriads of the hosts of Heaven to assist with that assignment.
"I chose Trump for purposes you must yet be patient to watch for. The hordes of Hell in media have rallied in mass under Leviathan but I will crush them under the forces that I have released under My trusted archangel Gabriel. He will be instrumental in devastating media outlets that do not position themselves as lovers of truth and goodness. There will be in-house fires that will not be able to be put out in some major media outlets. There will be the hanging by the very noose they have created for others.

"Do not be deceived by the look of power that the enemy in media presently seems to carry. Much of it will presently look very different. I have already beheaded the enemy in many places and much of the backlash you hear or see is the backlash, as it were, of a chicken with its head cut off. Its strongest kick is post-mortem – but it has already been dealt with. My Trump card is something I will continue to play, but it is a card I have already played as well. Much of the enemy's powerful-seeming backlash is the backlash of that which is beheaded.

"I Have Chosen Trump to Repair Your National Economy"
"Be not moved and shaken by the present shakings, rumblings and reactions coming out of DC"
"I have chosen Trump and his unique skill-set to repair your national economy and to by extension, repair the economy of the nations. It is not a smooth uncomplicated process but it is a process I will help him with. It is the enemy who has been trying to destroy your economy and the nations' economies. He has been attempting that and even surreptitiously setting up for that in order to stop the massive harvest already coming in; and in aborting the age of reformation and era of renaissance that you are presently engaged in.

"I am saving you from much deeper conspiracies and from much darker futures than most of you can even begin to comprehend. Even you conspiracy followers only see the human elements involved and they are ever there from generation to generation with changing faces. Almost none of you have seen the dark hands behind the scene. It is why you must trust Me at this time though you are not used to trusting Me. You have created belief systems that limit My scope and scale of intervention on this planet and you are wrong in your assumptions of My Sovereignty being limited.

"I am still Ruler of the nations and as Jesus confirmed to you: ALL power in Heaven AND EARTH is Mine and Ours. The little authority on your tiny earth that I surrendered through the fall of Adam, I fully regained through what Jesus did on the Cross. Yes, I require your co-laboring with Me on all matters of planetary change, not because I need your enabling power, but because I desire partnership and collaboration with My sons and daughters. Don't confuse My love for family partnership as a need for whatever power you can provide Me. Surely, you see the foolishness of the idea that I, the Creator of the Universe, would need YOUR power to eradicate darkness.

"I, with one pronouncement and in one moment, could eliminate all evil from the planet. This is within My immediate capabilities. However, I am not just fighting evil, but I am raising sons and I am maturing a Bride. My great joy will be to have sons and daughters in My image to such an extent that their advanced levels of love will release My glory and crush the evil one.

"I am committed to using YOU not because I need your power but because I desire your cooperation in making My story sufficiently majestic. There is no greater joy I could have and no greater glory I could receive, than to have those made in My image arise and shine with who I really am in every area of society. Because of My great patience and because of My ultimate trust in My image in you – this will happen.

"You can expedite matters on earth's time clock by cooperating with Me, but as surely as I live, the whole earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of God that will be seen on My kids. I am not doing this without you, but MY choice. My present intervention in your government, your media, and your economy is all part of the process of enabling you to be positioned for maximum reflecting of My brilliance among the nations. I am fully Sovereign, but I am also fully committed to your partnership in the process."

"For I will At This Time Overhaul the World and Overhaul Your World"
"Hang on, because a time of accelerated change is here. For I will at this time overhaul the world and overhaul your world. You must not overrate your thoughts, your judgments, your theology, your eschatology. Most of these have put Me in boxes that I do not reside in. This is a time where literally ALL IS POSSIBLE for those who look to Me. Therefore, you must remove the veils through which you see Me. Position yourself to be in learning mode from Me. Thinking you know something is literally your greatest hindrance at this time.

"I only can fill empty vessels. Find a way to empty yourselves. Humility is a huge key. Gratitude is a huge key. These keys will help you access the great golden keys of faith, hope and love. I call on you to stop carrying anxiety, stop the finger pointing, stop the angst, stop proclaiming end of days scenarios. Stop any and everything that takes you out of being a carrier of good news. You are ministers of the Gospel and that word still means 'good news'. Your best days are here if you are committed to faith, hope and love.

"I am using My Trump card for certain matters but you must rise up and make even the much greater Kingdom difference."
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Johnny Enlow
Johnny and Elizabeth


Friday, May 19, 2017

Garden Work

      I have been very busy with garden work lately--both mine and those at the Linn Park.  Yesterday I had lots of help mulching the Linn Park gardens.  What a blessing!  I am excited to have them done just in time for the great little rain shower this morning.  Hopefully, they will be beautiful for Heritage Days and the other activities planned at the Park.

Next we're going to have to work on the grass!  There isn't much topsoil in this area, only clay, because of the excavating that was done when the house was removed.  But we can only do so much so the grass may have to wait till fall.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

A Letter From the Lord To: "The Re-Builders of My House, Family and Lands" Joey LeTourneau

     This word from the Lord through Joey Tourneau which was posted on The Elijah List yesterday spoke directly to my heart.  Many things are happening in our area to confirm this word and it seemed as if it was just for me.  I'm sure you will feel the same as you read it.

Possessing the Land!
"And also I say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My Church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it." (Matthew 16:18)
Prophetic word of the Lord: "I know your works, I know your love and your sacrifice. I know how obedient you have been in the face of resounding pressure. I know that you have ventured so far out on the waters, across many limbs, and have followed the bread crumb trail of My manna in the way, and to the place that I AM showing you. 
"My divine fulfillment in this season will come together swiftly as the unity I'm bringing through community causes exponential launch."
"I see your heartfelt surrender, your desire for My will, your commitment to My Word and your love for My people. I know how much you have persevered (and are persevering) through and I AM with you. Do you see Me still standing next to you in the fire? Do you hear My whisper amid the storms? I AM El ROI, the God who sees you, and knows you in the very moment you are walking in now."
The active, living faith you have been persevering in to possess the land and rebuild God's house and family is the very rock He is building upon. Your increased faith during this time is in fact an even greater resource than any land or building you might possess. We are often looking to the end of what our faith will produce but God is calling out, "Look at the great faith that is being produced in you!"
"Your authority is not the sling or the stones, but in the faith you wield them with. David walked in greater authority even before it had been given to him. So too does your faith reveal the crown you live from. A king cares not for the crown on his head if he already wears one upon his heart. As your heart rises up in assured, simple and steady belief, so too will you defeat the giants of your land and possess not only the gates, but the land and all it leads to for My glory."
Taking Ground Behind Enemy Lines
"Blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply your descendants as the stars of the Heaven and as the sand which is on the seashore; and your descendants shall possess the gate of their enemies." (Genesis 22:17(Photo via Wikimedia Commons)
Peter and Abraham were given very similar promises, both about taking ground behind enemy lines. Neither of these are defensive promises. Sometimes I think the fear culture of the world can try and make us believe that these promises are reassuring us that the enemy's attempts won't prevail against us. Instead, they are offensive promises assuring us of victory and the new ground coming when we run into the opposition of the enemy's gates. 
"I understand the pressures you are feeling. They are the opposition you were created to face. They are opposition I have given you victory over, and opposition I prophesied about to Abraham knowing that you would step into this moment in history to plant My flag of victory in new lands – on earth as it is in Heaven.
"The faith you are living is the living stones of My House, My family House that is expanding its walls and foundation to draw in many more of My children across the earth. Your persevering faith is exactly what the world needs and is the very result I AM seeking. Your faith builds My House more than you can see right now. For in Heaven, massive expansion has taken place even when you don't think it has accomplished what you hoped. Your faith is the greater work. Your faith is pioneering in the Spirit, knocking down gates, paving paths for My family to have new ways into My House."
The enemy uses fear as a false or manufactured pressure to take ground from us. In a similar and even more powerful sense our faith puts pressure on the enemy and causes him to fear the Kingdom we are bringing from Heaven to reality.
If you are feeling pressure in your purpose with God, it is very likely because your forward steps of faith are putting unbelievable pressure on the enemy and it is only a matter of time before you not only break through that gate, but open the door for many others to follow and build in that territory or sphere of influence.
Taking Ground Through Community
"Now the multitude of those who believed were of one heart and one soul; neither did anyone say that any of the things he possessed was his own, but they had all things in common." (Acts 4:32)
"The active, living faith you have been persevering in to possess the land and rebuild God's house and family is the very rock He is building upon."
"It is with great urgency I call you to turn your head from your agenda and your needs and pay close attention to those I have brought fresh and new by your side in this season. It is a special Kairos season for My Community.
"The relational wounds of the past are healed and in this season I will bring around you the right people to join you in re-building your part of My House and land. Your number one gift is an exponent in the lives I've brought alongside you, and likewise their number one gift will be exactly what you need to fulfill other pieces of your dream you've longed to see come about.
"This is a season to watch others be part of the fulfillment of your dream, and likewise you for theirs. My divine fulfillment in this season will come together swiftly as the unity I'm bringing through community causes exponential launch. You have heard about the acceleration and suddenlies I AM sending and these special people in your community are a significant part of seeing those come to fruition. My family structure will establish the physical structure of My House."
We recently commented in our new community how thankful we were to arrive into the area and discover our community of people even before we found our house. If we had found our house first it is likely we would have had less connection with others and the walls of our "physical house" could have prevented us from fully connecting with the "family" that would be essential for our lives and calling. By coming into relationship with our new community first, we have met those who we're called to contend together with. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)
The Finisher of Our Faith
"The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation of this temple; his hands shall also finish it." (Zechariah 4:9)
"My beloved, believe and hope against all odds. Keep knocking with the same faith you had during your first knock on the door. I AM finishing this. Run with Me like Paul and finish strong, know that I AM finishing what I have promised. It may not be in the external means or timing you expect, but I will produce far more from it through the path that I lead.
"Trust Me to be the Finisher of what your faith is now building. Allow your faith and patience to co-labor together and you will co-labor with Me to finish well. With only faith, or only patience, it would be like using only one oar to try and row forward, leading to little more than moving in circles. But with both faith and patience rowing together, and opposite one another, we will cross over quickly! I bless your faith and I bless your patience to finish strong as I AM finishing on your behalf!" (To Subscribe to the Elijah List go here.)
Joey LeTourneau
Heavenly Hope Ministries 


Thursday, May 11, 2017

Angry, Angry, Angry by Francis Frangipane

     An excellent word and reminder from Francis Frangipane!  We are not fighting againse flesh and blood so we need to be fighting with different weapons than words of anger, retribution, retaliation,  and judgment.  We need to be using spiritual weapons of love, prayer and worship to defeat the enemy of our souls.

The Ministries of Francis Frangipane

Angry, Angry, Angry
(En EspaƱol)
It's hard to remember a time when people were more angry than today. A civilized person ought to be, first of all, civil. Yet today there is no discourse, no respect for another's opinion, no reasoning together for the common good. I am concerned, especially for the church.

One may argue, "Our society is decaying. We should be mad." Yes, but we can be angry yet still not sin (Eph. 4:26). Of course, I feel anger that the underpinnings of our culture are being dismantled by unprincipled men. Our souls should be vexed at the darkening cloud of demonic infestation in our culture, especially when children are caused to stumble or the weak are exploited. If we don't take a stand, the advance of evil ultimately means more people will die without Christ. So, if we are angry, it does not necessarily mean we have sinned. It can simply mean we care. 

I am not surprised by the increased anger. My concern is that, unless this anger regenerates into something more redemptive, more Christlike, we will not be able to stop the deepening darkness. Indeed, anger that does not awaken in us redemptive action ultimately degrades into bitterness and unbelief. 

A Two-Pronged Attack
While hell advances into our world on many levels, I want to discuss two primary areas. The first manifestation is brazen, widespread and alarming. For example, a corrupt law gets passed or gang violence breaks out; or it might be that a beloved public figure is scandalized.
It's on the news and people are talking about it. The shock waves caused by this demonic intrusion smash against our hearts: we're disappointed, offended, stunned and, often, outraged. In this state of mind, hell launches the second area of attack. There is no newscast featuring this next stage of warfare. On this front, the devil does not come openly flaunting himself; but quietly. In angry whispers he stirs the pot of our discontent until it boils. Ultimately, where once the heart of the Christian was full of faith and love, now bitterness, hatred and malice churn in the souls of God's people. This is the second prong of the attack: the hardening of our hearts in reaction to evil.

Satan knows that the only thing that can reverse his gains is if the church loses its intercessory approach to the conflict. Thus, while we must fight the spiritual conflicts of our times, at the same time we must preserve our capacity to love if we will actually win our war. Remember we are not fighting against "flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world" (Eph. 6:12 KJV). Don’t lose the functionality of your love, for love believes all things, hopes all things and endures all things. Love never fails (1 Cor. 13:7-8).

You see, the Almighty could end evil on Earth in a flash. The reason He delays is because He needs a world such as ours to bring believers to Christlike maturity. In a moment evil would be gone, as it was with Sodom and Gomorrah. But we must never forget: Jesus did not come to destroy men's lives, but to save them.
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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Doug Addison: God is Answering You, But It Might Look Different

      This has been a very busy week!  I seem to be saying that more and more often!  Part of the reason is the time of year it is--with gardens--my own and the Linn Park--to get in shape, the annual plant sale last weekend, guests staying with us who I have been looking forward to seeing for a long time, the Martinsville MAPPING refresher, the Alpha course which began last Sunday and Heritage Days coming up in a month in addition to all the other things involved with life I am having a difficult time keeping up with my blog.  So I do the best I can.  I received this prophetic word for May from Doug Addison today and was encouraged so thought you might be also.

God is Answering You, But It Might Look Different

Many people who I have been meeting and interacting with are very discouraged and battle weary. When people have contacted me, asking what God is saying for them right now, I keep telling them, “Just wait until after May.”
This is because the Wind of Change has been rearranging things in our lives. Because of all the warfare and difficult times, many people are in need of an impartation of hope.
“Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.” Romans 5:5 NKJV

Watch for God to give you an impartation of hope as you begin to see prayers answered and prophetic words fulfilled in your life.

Answered prayers and promotions

Watch for answers to forgotten prayers to start coming. Many answers to prayers were delayed or caught up because of circumstances, people and the interference of the enemy.
Over the month of May, these answers are going to start coming to you.They might look different than you expect, but watch for this to happen.
May will also be a month for those who have survived the testing preceding promotion. On March 31, I awakened to a sound coming from Heaven. I heard “No more delay between now and May repeating over and over for about an hour. It seemed to come from shouts of praise and celebration.
God spoke to me that there is great celebration happening in Heaven right now because many people survived the testing and are now being promoted. This will become more clear between now and the end of May. The very reason you were created is about to be revealed to you!

Wind of Change update

Through the end of the month, the Wind of Change is going to intensify for some people. This means that God is rearranging things in your life, which is going to open up changes. These are all good things, as God is aligning you for this next season. 
During this time, some people will be moving, changing jobs, going to different churches and connecting with new people. These changes are not required, but are some of the results of the Wind of Change, which will conclude at the end of the month.

Psalm 20 prophetic word

May is going to be the start of greater victories coming to you. In January, God spoke to me that May will be like Psalm 20. The first 5 verses start with “May.” As you read it, you can add the word “In” at the beginning of the first 5 verses:

“In May” Psalm 20

[In] May the Lord answer you when you are in distress; may the name of the God of Jacob protect you.
[In] May he send you help from the sanctuary and grant you support from Zion.
[In] May he remember all your sacrifices and accept your burnt offerings.
[In] May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed.
[In] May we shout for joy over your victory and lift up our banners in the name of our God. May the Lord grant all your requests.” Psalm 20:1-5 NIV
Receive this prophecy that is coming in May: The Lord is answering your cries. He is granting you greater support and favor. He is remembering all you have done for Him. He is going to give you the desires of your heart. You are going to shout for joy as the Lord grants your requests.

Ask God to give you a sign of confirmation. This might not begin to happen right away, but there are things in the works and He is going to give you signs that these things are coming.

Revelation flowing after Passover!

The heavens are now open greater than anything we have ever seen! God told me to get ready to receive a lot of revelation. It started in April, during Passover, and has not stopped.
I have needed to use dictation software on my computer in order to keep up! What God is speaking is flowing in such detail that I am not able to capture it all while typing. For 3 weeks, I have been having daily, 2–3 hour heavenly encounters. Most of it is about the coming “Great Revival,” as it is known in Heaven.
Get ready to receive revelation through dreams, visions and supernatural encounters. The heavens are open right now to hear God like never before. Get ready to cross over into a new season of victory and promotion!

Doug Addison

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

"The Next 100 Days - Drain the Swamp and Secure the Harvest!" Jon and Jolene Hamill

This word by Jon & Jolene Hamill was just posted on The Elijah List.  I believe it is a good word for us to consider today. We must continue to pray and not give up.   If you continue reading to the end I believe you will be surprised by the analogy and the exact words used in Israel that has been a theme for our new President.

The second 100 days of President Trump's administration has just begun. Interestingly, I've just been informed it also marked the 228th anniversary of George Washington's first inaugural address. From what I'm sharing today is actually like an inaugural address.
Recently in a dream, the Lord commissioned Jolene and me to cover in prayer the second 100 days of the Trump administration. His counsel is that these next 100 days are at least equally as important as the first! Opportunities and decisions during this time may actually impact our nation for the next 40 years. Though I feel a strong unction prophetically on this, current events are clearly bearing witness as well. 
"Watchman, what do YOU see?"
We must keep watch. In this season between Passover and Pentecost especially, we must receive Heaven's scrolls to frame our future. 
Dream—Washington DC and Armageddon
On Wednesday April 12, the second day of Passover, I dreamt I was on a high hill overlooking the Promised Land. I saw both our view of Washington DC and a view of Israel's Jezreel Valley from Tel Megiddo. Yes, in the dream Washington DC was superimposed on Armageddon. From this vantage, the Lord called us to the 100-day watch.
Honestly that's kind of unsettling. But though a clear warning was conveyed in the dream, the Spirit's primary emphasis was actually good news. It is time to secure the harvest. God is calling us all to begin taking His Promised Land. 
Before we go there, let's focus more specifically on the view in the dream. From our prayer perch, Jolene and I actually overlooked the seats of authority for all three branches of our government—the White House, the Capitol, and the Supreme Court. We also saw a portion of the Pentagon. It's awesome that our weekly prayer calls and declarations are resounding to the highest seats of power. No King, but Jesus!
It was this view of Washington DC that a view of Jezreel was superimposed on. Jezreel is the site of countless wars—from the days of Abraham to Gideon, Solomon and beyond. Jezebel was cast down from her tower there. Hosea's Bride was restored there. As a child, Jesus grew up overlooking this valley, and learned to pray there. Revelation bears witness that Har Megiddo or Armageddon will be the site of a cataclysmic battle between good and evil, marking the end of days. That said, war was not the primary emphasis of the Spirit in this dream. It was harvest! 
Note that for the first time in centuries, the previously uninhabited land known as the Jezreel Valley, now produces a vast amount of the produce for Israel. Jezreel has become Israel's breadbasket—just as the Biblical prophets foresaw. (More on this in a moment.)
Call to Take the Promised Land
In the dream, a group of us were strategizing on the next steps to take the Promised Land. The view from the hilltop was so expansive—like we could see from one end to the other. I knew the "land" we were overlooking represented promises from God to us personally as well as to nations—harvest, blessing, promotion, increase. We saw personally the ground we are called to take for ourselves (in our Crown & Throne tour movement), including the restoration of His glory across the land.
Here's a personal question: What specific promises is the Lord making alive for you in this season? Great opportunities and anointing are just ahead for you. Shift your mindset. Take time now to receive God's direction, and then let's take the land!
Biblical Timeline 
Through the dream, God was aligning today's move of the Spirit with the movement of His people after Passover—exodus—even regarding timing. Here's the progression: Fifty days after Passover, Moses received a "scroll from Heaven" with the 10 Commandments, God's covenant with His people. Shavuot or Pentecost celebrates this gift. 
About 100 days after their first Passover, the window opened for the children of Israel to take the Promised Land. Unfortunately they saw giants and refused, thus derailing their entire movement for 40 years. The solemn date "Tisha b'Av," or the 9th of Av, marks the exact date of their disobedience. On that date precisely, future generations would witness the destruction of the first temple, the second temple, pogroms, expulsions from nations and other tragedies. It is known as the "saddest date on the Jewish calendar."
Tisha b'Av was supposed to become a power-filled "time gate" for God's people to possess the land. But when they failed to move through this gate into a season of war, it negatively affected future generations for thousands of years. God wants to fully reverse this curse. I sense a similar "time gate" is opening this fall, and it has the potential to affect us positively or negatively for the next 40 years. We must respond to His direction. Perhaps this is why the Lord is calling us all to "forerunning prayer" right now! 
Our 40 Years Have Come to an End!
After 40 years, this "time gate" opened again for God's covenant people. During Passover, the Jordan River parted and they possessed the land. You might note a "coincidence" here. This progression is exactly parallel to our journey right now. I believe a 40-year season of discipline has now come to an end. As of Purim 2017, "Ichabod" has been erased from our land by verdict from the Lord. This is so important—the glory of the Lord is now leading us as a movement. God's angelic armies are going before us to prepare the way. Heaven and earth are now resourcing us all to take the land. You must understand that this is what this dream is conveying. 
What Do YOU See?
In the dream, I could see opportunities and obstacles both near and far. In other prophetic experiences, my vision was limited to what I was shown. But in this dream, it was as though my vision was only limited by what I chose to focus on. 
I looked, I saw.
The Lord is giving many of you fresh vision in this season of training. Some of what you receive will be by God's sovereign choice. But some of what you see will actually be determined by what you choose to focus on.
Watchman, what do YOU see?
Interestingly, I saw a depiction of Jezebel in my dream as our primary obstacle, resting in the exact geographic center of the field. Here's a clear warning to us all: the primary risk to the advancement of God's movement in the earth is still covenant-breaking and idolatry. We must pray even for our government leaders in this. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil!
I discussed the dream with our friend Barbie Breathitt last week. Immediately Barbie declared, "Jezebel is at the point of the cross, and the crosshairs in our sights!" She felt that how we deal with this occult structure, tied to nations, will determine whether we enter into harvest during these 100 days, or even an Armageddon scenario. We must honor covenant! Keep in mind again that Jezebel was thrust from her tower in Jezreel. Let's take this ground. LET MY PEOPLE GO!
100 Days—What to Expect? 
As we keep vigil for our nation these 100 days, let's receive Heaven's scrolls of real-time revelation. Pray for wisdom for the Trump Administration and especially the National Security Council. I believe the Lord desires to release Throne Room strategies that catalyze freedom while minimizing the bloodshed of war.
"What specific promises is the Lord making alive for you in this season?"
I will also say that the covenant right of Israel to possess their land, God will be called into question these next 100 days. Let's hold to the promise held out to us from Amos 9. This promise not only prophesies the prayer movement we are all in, but also the restoration of the Jewish people from captivity. Their vineyards will be restored. They will be planted in their land, "AND THEY WILL NOT BE ROOTED OUT from their land which I have given them," says the Lord your God (Amos 9:15).
Okay, all this (above) to get to here. Let's revisit Tel Megiddo for a moment. We were privileged to experience the view from the summit during our recent Crown & Throne Tour. We climbed ancient stones which bore witness to the conflicts and glory that birthed the western world. These stones again will witness a "conflict of thrones" by which this entire age will culminate. If you know our other leaders (with us) James Nesbit, Ed Watts and Jamie Fitt, they were determined that these same rocks be loaded with Heaven's sound for the hour—resounding Heaven's scrolls!
As we prepared to worship, our tour guide Eran gave us a history lesson. Note that "Eran" literally means "watchful, vigilant." So on Har Megiddo, "watchful and vigilant" informed us that the Jezreel Valley was primarily swampland when the Jewish settlers returned to Israel for its rebirth. Swampland! For endless centuries it was uninhabited because mosquitoes bearing malaria kept anyone from cultivating the fields. 
Jezreel means "God sows." The settlers knew their Bible. They knew the scrolls of their forefathers had prophesied the Jezreel Valley would one day become a premier region of harvest. Hosea 2 even declares that not only will corn, wine and oil respond to Jezreel, but Heaven and earth will as well! So to take the land and possess it, one thing was necessary—they needed to DRAIN THE SWAMP.
When our guide uttered these words, our team drew a collective gasp. The shofar sounded. A new song began to be formed. From Armageddon to Jezreel to Washington DC, guided by "watchful, vigilant"—we all began to sing a holy declaration: "DRAIN THE SWAMP!"
Drain the Swamp, Unlock the Harvest! 
Friends, you must understand this. Draining the swamp was the primary catalyst to unlocking the harvest God had promised. This process secured the harvest promised to Jezreel in His own Word, and it will for you as well. God has a plan to unlock the harvest of precious seeds—of Israel, America and the nations. Despite much opposition, these freedom seeds have been sown purposefully and relentlessly over many generations. You've sown many of them yourself!
God is showing us DC and the nation as our primary Jezreel, and completing His intended turnaround requires that we continue to drain the swamp. The mosquitoes that drain the nation of its lifeblood that spread the sickness and disease of iniquity, idolatry, compromise and corruption, simply need to go. Of course this is already happening. But now is not the time to stop. You must see that this is how we take the ground. Drain the swamp!
Remember that Jezreel means "God sows." Unless a seed falls into the ground and dies, it abides alone. But if it dies, it will produce a great, global harvest. Jesus is our ultimate Seed, and the harvest of the nations is our ultimate Jezreel. 
Let's again resound the resolve thundered by the Moravians—that the slain Lamb, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, receive the full reward of His suffering here and in the nations of the earth!
And friends, that's our inaugural address. (To Subscribe to the Elijah List go here.)
Jon & Jolene Hamill
Lamplighter Ministries